SIGMA TAU DELTA

INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH HONORS SOCIETY

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2012-13

CHAPTER PRESIDENT: Megan Bell (mbell7@my.westga.edu)

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Ashley Carroll (acarrol3@my.westga.edu), Elizabeth Wood (eraborn1@my.westga.edu), and Sydney Bolding (sboldin1@my.westga.edu)--graduate student representatives;  Brandy Messer (bmesser1@my.westga.edu) and Sean Jepson (sjepson1@my.westga.edu)--undergraduate representatives.

FACULTY ADVISORS: Dr. Rebecca Harrison (rharriso@westga.edu) and Dr. Patrick Erben (perben@westga.edu)

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2012-2013 Events: (Please check regularly for updates!)

 

Thursday, September 27, 2012               Sigma Tau Delta Film Event and Soup Kitchen Benefit:  Payback (J. Baichwal, 2012)

5:30pm, TLC 1301                                 This film is based on the book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth by Margaret Atwood.  

                                                               Please bring a non-perishable food donation to benefit the Carroll County Soup Kitchen.

 

Thursday, November 15,                       Harvest Dinner for all Sigma Tau Delta Members, Spouses and Children.  Turkey and drinks will be provided.  Pl

6:00pm, Alumni House                          Please bring side dishes and/or desserts.

 

February 21, 7pm                                    Sigma Tau Delta  Trivia Night

Underground Books                               Come hang out with other Sigma Tau Delta Members, invite new or prospective members, and WIN COOL PRIZES      

                                                               DURING OUR FIRST EVER TRIVIA NIGHT!

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013                           Department of English Awards Ceremony and Inception of New Sigma Tau Delta members

3pm, Campus Center Ballroom                         

 

Tuesday, April 9                                     English Awards Reception, hosted by Sigma Tau Delta

5:00pm, Alumni House

 

Wednesday, April 24                               World Book Night--Sigma Tau Delta Community Partnership Event

12:30pm, Mt. Zion High School              Sigma Tau Delta Donated 100 copies of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale to the English Dept. at Mt. Zion

 

Past Events:

Thursday, September 8, 5pm,

Pafford 308                                             Sigma Tau Delta Kick-Off Event.  Come socialize with other English majors and minors & help us   

                                                                plan our activities for the new academic year! Refreshments provided!

 

Thursday, October 13, 3-6pm,                English Major/Minor Meet & Greet.  Come out and meet your fellow majors/minors and   

Nook, Ingram Library                              professors, plan events, and drink free coffee!

 

Monday, March 21, 7pm, TLC 1303:      Soup Kitchen Benefit Reading, Featuring UWG Creative Writing Alumni/ae Katy Gunn, Nick   

                                                                McRae, and Eric Smith

 

Wednesday, April 13, 5-8pm:                  Sigma Tau Delta Student Readers Series 2011, Featuring the work of Seth Carter Crowe, Christine  

                                                                Couvillon, Tim Payne, Katie Evans, Kimberly Smith, and Jen Rivers. At Bella Coffee, Maple Street.

 

Friday, April 15, 5:30pm:                       Annual Sigma Tau Delta Spring Fling at the home of Dr. Harrison and Erben, 383 Camp Drive,

                                                               Carrollton, GA 30117.  Sigma Tau will provide drinks and yard games!  Please bring a covered dish and

                                                               your tennis shoes!

 

What is Sigma Tau Delta?
Sigma Tau Delta is an international honor society for English majors and minors.  The society seeks to recognize students who excel in their literary studies and serves both to applaud what students have achieved and enrich their experience of literary study through local and national events.

What does Sigma Tau Delta do?
The West Georgia Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta sponsors a number of activities each year. Specific events depend on the interests of the current membership but in the past have included theater trips, a literary costume party at Halloween, a spring party, informal gatherings at local restaurants, student research colloquia, career discussions and much more. These activities are only a starting point: marathon readings, literary film nights, literary debates...it all depends on what students think would make their time as English majors more interesting and rewarding.

How can I join Sigma Tau Delta?
Membership application forms are available in the English Department Office and from Dr. Harrison or Dr. Erben. Prospective members must be English majors or minors or graduate students who have completed two English courses beyond English 1101/1102, have a minimum B average in their English classes and have completed at least three semesters of college study.  Applications should be accompanied by a check for $40 (your lifetime membership fee), made out to Dr. Patrick Erben. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PRINT A SIGMA TAU DELTA MEMBERSHIP FORM!

Do I need to be a member to attend activities?
No! Members help plan and organize activities, but everyone is welcome to attend events.

What are some of the benefits of becoming a member of the society?
 The national organization sponsors a conference, you can submit your creative work to The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle or critical writing to The Sigma Tau Delta Review. Members are also eligible for scholarships through the national organization, and all members receive the national newsletter, letting you know what's going on in literary studies around the country. Click the banner below to visit the national website.

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How can I suggest activities or get more information?
Have you got an idea for a Sigma Tau Delta event?  Do you have questions about joining Sigma Tau Delta or participating in an activity? Contact Dr. Rebecca Harrison (rharriso@westga.edu) or Dr. Patrick Erben (perben@westga.edu) in the English Department with any thoughts, questions or ideas about the chapter at West Georgia.