Convention Wrap-Up: Awards and Stories

This year’s convention, with nearly 1,000 registrants, was an overwhelming success! In addition to keynote sessions by speakers Charles Baxter and Kao Kalia Young, there were 510 papers presented, 29 roundtables, and 6 special presentations. Over $14,000 was awarded in prizes for works presented at the convention. View: 2016 Convention Award Winners Share Your Convention […]

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The Inside Scoop on What to Do in Minneapolis

As a Student Representative (SR), one of the perks of the job is going out on a field assignment to gather information about local stops of interest to you, the future attendees of the Sigma Tau Delta 2016 International Convention. As the convention starts in just days and you are making your final travel arrangements, […]

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2016 Convention Sponsors Word Cloud

Convention Sponsors’ Academic Opportunities

We invite you to take a moment and learn about the advertising sponsors behind the Sigma Tau Delta 2016 International Convention. From opportunities to connect with others in education and stay up-to-date on current education trends to a wide variety of higher education degree programs, our sponsors have offerings to suit Sigma Tau Deltans’ diverse […]

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Concurrent Sessions: Update

Please pass this announcement along to anyone attending (or considering attending) the Sigma Tau Delta 2016 International Convention, March 2 – 5, in Minneapolis, MN. The convention schedule is completed. Here’s what you should note: Check the concurrent sessions index of presenters, chairs, and moderators for your name and session number. If you are attending the […]

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From left to right: Gary Dop, Tish Jones, and Bao Phi

Five Reasons to Get Excited

by Felicia Jean Steele 2016 Convention Chair As I finish up this blog post, the Sigma Tau Delta 2016 International Convention is 40 days away! We’ve finalized our schedule of sessions, we’re preparing the program for the printer, and we’ve entered the last stage of convention preparations. Likely you all are in the first weeks […]

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Happy News: Convention Paper Acceptances

by Diane Steinberg 2016 Convention Chair Congratulations to everyone whose convention paper has been accepted, and to all the chapters who may be represented at the March convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota! We all will be convening at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis from March 2 to 5, 2016. Sigma Tau Delta will conduct its annual business […]

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Finding Home at the Sigma Tau Delta Convention

Jessica Heller Alumna of Alvernia University, Reading, PA Convention Submissions: Due Monday, October 26, 2015, 11:59 p.m. CDT. In Albuquerque, convention goers posted stories of their experiences, and alumna Jessica Heller’s 2015 experience in Albuquerque anticipated the “Finding Home” theme of the 2016 Minneapolis convention. Jessica has returned to the convention as an alumna volunteer, […]

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Should I Submit to the 2016 Minneapolis Convention?

by Diane Steinberg 2016 Convention Chair “Of course you should submit!” is the short answer to that question, and this blog post is the long answer to that question. Any Sigma Tau Delta member who can come to convention ought to come to convention. Convention is a great English nerd festival, with literature lovers from […]

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Finding Home: A Meditation upon the Theme

by Felicia Jean Steele 2016 Convention Chair In a fashion appropriate to Sigma Tau Delta, I want to tell you a story about our 2016 Convention theme, “Finding Home.” Diane Vanner Steinberg and I committed to organizing the 2016 Convention in Savannah, Georgia, during the 2014 “Sponsors and Alumni Reception.” Excited by our task and […]

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Common Reader Description: Charles Baxter, The Soul Thief

by Diane Steinberg 2016 Convention Chair Charles Baxter’s novel, The Soul Thief, asks its readers a central question: what makes us who we are? Is it our possessions, our name, our ideas, our home, or our work? What do we do when we find our identity challenged? Publishers’ Weekly describes The Soul Thief as an […]

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