Strive for “Honor Chapter” Status in AY 2016-17

Remember that next summer the Sigma Delta Pi Executive Committee will select “Honor Chapters” based on the required annual reports that each chapter will submit at the conclusion of the current (2016-17) academic year.

Is your chapter striving for “Honor Chapter” status this year?  See how at

http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/CR.Honor.Chapter.How.To.html

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Southern Utah U and Loyola U New Orleans Awarded Chapter Project Grants

Sigma Delta Pi Chapters at Southern Utah University and Loyola University New Orleans were both awarded Chapter Project Grants for endeavors planned for fall 2016.  Chapter Phi Iota at Southern Utah will undertake a Day of the Dead celebration on November 2, 2016, and Chapter Mu Kappa of Loyola U New Orleans will execute a Hispanic Cultural Celebration and related fund raiser on October 14, 2016.

Each spring the 610+ chapters of Sigma Delta Pi are invited to submit applications for funding to support special chapter projects that reflect the mission of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.  Proposals are evaluated over the summer, and applicants are notified prior to the start of the fall term.  Click here for more information on the Chapter Project Grant program.

Dr. Comfort Pratt of Texas Tech U Granted Germán D. Carrillo Service Award

Professor Comfort Pratt of Texas Tech University was granted the inaugural Germán D. Carrillo Award for her outstanding service to the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society during the 2013-16 triennium.

Sigma Delta Pi: Spring 2016 Deadlines

Spring 2016 deadlines:

February 1, 2016
Applications for Graduate Research Grants. Application form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Research.grants.html

Applications for Undergraduate Study Abroad Awards. Application form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Undergraduate.Study.Abroad.Awards.html

 April 1, 2016
Submissions for 5th Annual Facebook Photo Contest. Details at https://sdpnational.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/sigma-delta-pis-5th-annual-facebook-photo-contest/

 May 1, 2016
Nominations for José Martel Award for Outstanding Chapter Adviser. Details at https://sdpnational.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/call-for-nominations-sigma-delta-pis-jose-martel-award/

Nominations for Ana María Matute Award for outstanding graduate student member. Nomination form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Premio.Ana.Maria.Matute.html

Applications for Chapter Project Grants. Application form and related details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Chapter.project.grants.html

 

May 30, 2016
Submissions for Annual Graduation Cap Photo Competition. Details at https://sdpnational.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/sigma-delta-pis-annual-graduation-cap-photo-competition/

 

NO DEADLINES:
Nominations for the Orden de los Descubridores.  Details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.La.Orden.de.los.Descubridores.html

Nominations for the Orden de Don Quijote. Details at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.La.Orden.de.Don.Quijote.html

Orders for membership pins and certificates. Downloadable order form at http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/CR.Forms.html

Sigma Delta Pi merchandise:
For the medallion and repostero, see http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/CR.Chapter.Resources.html

For other paraphenalia, to include ceremony kits, apparel, honor cords and stoles: http://honorgrads.com/categories.php?category=Sigma-Delta-Pi

 For regular announcements and news, also visit:

National Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sigmadeltapi
National Twitter: https://twitter.com/sigmadeltapi

 Deadlines for other opportunities and awards to include the joint Sigma Delta Pi-American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese Undergraduate Student Award, Premio Mario Varias Llosa, to be announced in early 2016.

 

Sigma Delta Pi National Events in April and July 2016: Plan to Attend Now!

Sigma Delta Pi chapter delegates (advisers, student officers and members), Executive Council Members and Honorary Presidents are cordially invited to join us for the following national events in 2016:

  • Sigma Delta Pi’s 14th annual Informative Session at the 69thKentucky Foreign Language Conference (April 14-16, 2016).   The Informative Session will take place Friday afternoon, April 15 (time and location TBA) at the University of Kentucky.  Later that evening (April 15) at 6:30pm, Sigma Delta Pi will host a reception for our attendees and special guests in the Mason-Headley room at the Campbell House (1375 S. Broadway Rd.) in Lexington, KY.   Deadline for abstract submissions to the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference is November 16, 2015.  Deadline for early conference registration (required of all attendees, even if you are not presenting): TBA.
  • Sigma Delta Pi will host its Triennial Convention at the AATSP’s Annual Conference in Miami, Florida (July 8-11, 2016) at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel, followed by a reception for all our guests.  In addition, Sigma Delta Pi will host another “Informative Session” (similar to the Kentucky venue) and a “Student Best Practices” session to highlight the impressive chapter activities of our student members.   Deadline for submission proposals for the AATSP Conference is November 15, 2015.  Deadline for early conference registration (required of all attendees, even if you are not presenting): TBA.

Our National President, Dr. Lucy F. Lee of Truman State University, and I look forward to seeing you!

A special thanks to Vista Higher Learning for sponsoring Sigma Delta Pi’s receptions.

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Unfortunately, funding for attendance to these events is not available through Sigma Delta Pi, but please consult with your local institution (home academic department, department chair, dean) for possible travel support.