In This Issue

  1. Convention Update
  2. Scholarship News
  3. 2017 Summer Internships
  4. Sigma Tau Delta Journal Internships
  5. Society Leadership Opportunities
  6. Social Media Celebrity Takeovers
  7. GiftedHire Launches This Spring

2017 Penguin Random House Spring Internship Winners

Krishna Magalona
Alpha Epsilon Epsilon Chapter
College of Mount Saint Vincent (NY)

Megan Michell
Nu Omicron Chapter
Iona College (NY)

Welcome New Chapters

Clark University
Alpha Chi Xi Chapter
Worcester, MA

Fordham University
Alpha Chi Omicron Chapter
Bronx, NY

Welcome Back Reactivated Chapter

Wheaton College
Alpha Beta Theta Chapter
Wheaton, IL

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Convention Update

The Sigma Tau Delta 2017 International Convention will be held March 29 - April 1 in Louisville, KY. Featured speakers include Marlon James, Megan Mayhew Bergman, and Jeff VanderMeer.

General Registration Ends February 6
Everyone attending the convention, including presenters and panelists, must register. Those registering after the February 6 general registration deadline will pay the late registration fee. See Convention Registration for details.

Hotel Reservations
Go to Hotel Information for details on reservations, roommate requests, and ground transportation. Special rates are available until March 7 or until the room block is full, whichever comes first.

Chapter Sponsor Moderators Needed
We are still in need of Sponsors and other faculty members to serve as session moderators. If you are planning to attend the Louisville convention, please volunteer to moderate a session or two by completing the Faculty Moderator Volunteer Sign-up by Friday, February 3.

Convention Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help at the convention registration desk throughout the 2017 International Convention. Volunteering is a great way to meet people and your participation reflects well on your chapter. To sign up for an hour or two, please contact Jayne Higgins at jayne.w.higgins@gmail.com.

Program Events
Plan to arrive on Wednesday, March 29, to take full advantage of the convention. Wednesday evening's opening ceremony will provide a stimulating start to the convention, and Thursday morning's workshops are not to be missed. Preview: Four-Day Convention Schedule. The concurrent schedule of sessions of presenters, chairs, and moderators will be posted the week of February 13.

Scholarship News

Scholarship applications will be accepted February 2 - April 10.
We will offer two workshops at the 2017 Convention in Louisville on applying for scholarships. In short, there has never been a better time to consider applying for over $100,000 in scholarships and awards!

View Available Scholarship Opportunities

2017 Summer Internships

Better World Books
February 6 is the application deadline for the Better World Books (BWB) six-week paid summer internship for undergraduate members of Sigma Tau Delta chapters that have run Better World Books textbook drives. The internship takes place in the Atlanta metro area beginning in May or June and ending in June or July. The recipient will work 30 hours per week, earning $10 per hour. Sigma Tau Delta will provide an additional $1,500 stipend to assist with travel and housing expenses.

View: Application Submission Instructions

Summer Internship Stipend
February 2 - April 10 applications will be accepted for the Sigma Tau Delta Summer Internship Stipend, which offers funding for current undergraduate and graduate student members accepting non- or low-paying summer internships. The Summer Internship Stipend is a competitive program providing a limited number of stipends of up to $1,500 each.

The internship must involve working for an "organization" while being directed by a supervisor/mentor within that organization, and the internship’s duties must be consistent with the applicant’s level of education, area of study, and career goals. Financial need will be taken into consideration in addition to internship length. Applicants are responsible for obtaining and providing verification of the internship.

View: Application Guidelines and Instructions

Sigma Tau Delta Journal Internships

A paid internship opportunity is available with The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle and The Sigma Tau Delta Review. This opportunity will provide two Sigma Tau Delta student members (undergraduate or graduate) with editorial and publication experience. These interns will work with the Managing Editor in all facets of publications, from April 2017 (when submissions to the journals close) until January 2018 (when the journals are sent to the printer). The interns may complete this internship from any location, so long as they have reliable internet access. Each intern will be paid $1,500. Application materials are due March 20, 2017.

View: Internship Description and Application Instructions

Society Leadership Opportunities

Sigma Tau Delta's student and alumni leaders are chosen at the international convention. These positions provide excellent opportunities for students to network, gain valuable leadership skills, and learn about how Sigma Tau Delta functions at the regional and Society levels.

Student Advisor
The two Student Advisors are actually voting members of the Board of Directors, attend fall and spring Board meetings (and the convention), and work closely with all the Student Representatives and Regents. Truly committed, organized, creative, and dependable members are invited to apply, by March 1, for one of the two Student Advisor positions. Applicants must be willing to make a two-year commitment to serve and must be student members of active chapters for their full 2016-2018 term.

Student Representative and Associate Student Representative
Student Representatives and Associate Student Representatives are elected at the annual convention by the student members of their region.

View Details and Applications: 2017 Society Leadership Opportunities

Social Media Celebrity Takeover

The Celebrity Takeover program allows individual chapters to feature their events and accomplishments at the Society level. If your chapter is interested in participating in a Sigma Tau Delta social media takeover please contact Katie Mudd in the Central Office.

View: Celebrity Takeover description and Request Form

GiftedHire Launches This Spring

When you applied to be a member of Sigma Tau Delta, you may have wondered how your membership could assist you in preparing for and securing your future career. We’re pleased to announce that we are now partnering with GiftedHire, a free invite-only career launching program. Look for an email invitation to GiftedHire later this month.