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Past Webinars

Recruitment & Enrollment

The “Recruitment & Enrollment” webinar, led by Sigma Tau Delta Southern Regent Leigh Dillard and Director of Society Operations Natasha McPartlin, covers topics such as how to reach out to new potential members, how to enroll these students in Write Away/collect induction fees, and the value of Sigma Tau Delta membership to a student in a virtual environment.

Slide Presentation (September 2020)

Chapter Events & Activities

The "Chapter Events & Activities" webinar, led by Sigma Tau Delta Southwestern Regent Kaine Ezell and Student Advisor Amanda Ayers, covers topics such as:

  • ideas for interactive virtual chapter activities,
  • how to host a successful virtual induction ceremony,
  • how to promote events to your members and department,
  • convention participation,
  • and suggested online platforms to use for events.

Slide Presentation (October 2020)

Help Dolly Expand Her Library

Presented by
Nora Briggs, Executive Director of The Dollywood Foundation
Amanda Ayers, Student Advisor, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society

Join us as we showcase our expanded partnership with The Dollywood Foundation to help Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library during a time when traditional chapter fundraising presents challenges.

Learn about the partnership and

  • the social media challenge promoting the exclusive Facebook live premiere of the Imagination Library documentary, The Library That Dolly Built, Celebrating the People Who Made Dolly’s Dream Come True, on December 9, 2020 at 6 p.m. CST;
  • the new spring internship for active students of Sigma Tau Delta Chapters; and
  • future plans to establish a community service societies program, which is designed to match chapters of Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Kappa Delta, and NEHS with Imagination Library Affiliate chapters across the US.

November 2020

Charles Dickens: Relevance for the 21st Century

On Demand (from December 3, 2020)

Slide Deck

Presenter: Tom Wingate, Head Teacher and owner of the British-International School, The Wingate School, Mexico City, MX

The final webinar of the semester will be something different! Tom Wingate, Head Teacher and owner of the British-International School, The Wingate School, Mexico City, MX, will join us for a presentation entitled “Charles Dickens: Relevance for the 21st Century.”  Plan now to invite your NEHS members and English colleagues to this special evening.

Suggested Reading

From Penguin Critical Anthologies: Charles Dickens, ed. Stephen Wall (1970)

From Victorian England, W. J. Reader (Putnam, 1964)

An Evening with Chris Crutcher: The Truth in Fiction

On Demand (from February 11, 2021)

Slide Deck

Renowned young adult author Chris Crutcher is the featured guest of National English Honor Society. Author of such books as Whale Talk, Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, Chinese Handcuffs and others, Crutcher received the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association for his contributions to writings for teens.

In preparation for this webinar, Crutcher writes, "There is so much human truth that comes out in good fiction and it seems to me that bringing those truths into the light has never been more important." A fierce defender of the students’ right to read and a vigorous critic of censorship, Crutcher will also share thoughts about "not only the right to read but the right to write and the importance of both." Plan now to attend this webinar which promises to be inspirational, witty, and a great learning opportunity.

Tau Delta Pays You Back: Scholarships, Internships, and Leadership Opportunities

Slide Deck (from February 25, 2021)

Students, learn about the dozens of ways Sigma Tau Delta pays you back. This webinar provides what you need to know about scholarship, internship, and leadership opportunities. The presentation will cover:

  • an overview of Spring scholarships, essay prompts, and timeline;
  • how to prepare a successful scholarship application;
  • when and how to apply for Internship Stipends; and
  • details about Society student leadership positions and application process.

Alumni Epsilon Graduation Party 

April 29, 2021 at 6 p.m. CDT

Not recorded

Hosted by
Dana Eckstein Berkowitz, the Sigma Tau Delta Alumni Represenative, and the Alumni Epsilon Chapter

For upcoming and recent graduates of classes 2020 and 2021, come celebrate your graduation with your fellow Sigma Tau Deltans and be welcomed into the ranks of alumni! You'll receive a free virtual tassel to wear at the party and other virtual goodies.

Submit to Convention

Presented live on Thursday, September 30, 2021

Presentation Slides

The 2022 Convention Submission period runs October 7 – November 1. All active Sigma Tau Delta student members, Sigma Kappa Delta student members, and members of Alumni Epsilon have the opportunity to submit a paper for the convention.

At this webinar you will learn more about the Sigma Tau Delta 2022 International Convention, why you should attend, and how to successfully prepare and submit a paper for convention.


  • Leigh Dillard, 2022 Convention Chair
  • Shannin Schroeder, Vice President of Sigma Tau Delta
  • Elfi Gabriel, Sigma Tau Delta Director of Marketing & Technology