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Spring 2004 Edition
Volume 5, Number 1

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Sigma Tau Delta

It has been an exciting year for the West Georgia chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. With the help of a great group of chapter organizers and a constantly supportive and involved membership, we have shattered all of our expectations for the year. Now, we are looking forward to that energy carrying us into the spring semester with similar results.

The fall is often an eventful time for students, and this season has been no exception. An evening with Seamus Heaney kick-started our year and led to the unbelievable success of our 2nd Annual Literary Extravaganza on September 30th. Our monthly dinner meetings have grown from planning and organization sessions to informal meetings of like minds to talk about any number of topics, with each member present helping decide the activities and outings for our organization.

The remainder of the semester will center around two major activities before we leave for Christmas Break. The first, a book drive to benefit Carroll County's less fortunate, will begin in the first week of November and end just before Thanksgiving. The second is an evening of literary debuts, as three of our resident faculty members have completed work on two volumes of poetry and a collection of short stories. Drs. Hendricks, Fraser, and Davidson will be reading from their new books at Horton's Bookstore on the Square, Friday, November 14th at 4:30. Copies of their work will be available for purchase and signing, and there will be an opportunity to speak informally with each of the authors.

We have not yet finalized our plans for the spring semester, but there are a number of exciting possibilities in the works. We are looking forward to reestablishing a monthly movie night, as well as continuing with our dinner discussion groups. There are also rumors circulating about a second open mic night, a theater trip, a career panel specifically geared towards the English major and minor, and an end-of-the-year outing that promises to be a great time for members and faculty alike.

If you have any interest in becoming a member of Sigma Tau Delta or would simply like more information, please stop by the English Department on the 2nd Floor of the TLC, or feel free to email Eric Smith at or Dr. Maria Doyle at

--Eric Smith

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