Sigma Kappa Delta
The Sigma Kappa Delta National Convention is part of the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention. (Sigma Tau Delta is the English honor society for four-year colleges.) Registration for the event is through Sigma Tau Delta, and SKD registrants have full access to all programs and presentations sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta.
Online registration for the convention opened on January 7 and runs until March 5. Early registration runs until February 5.
This year our Meet and Greet will be held at Rock Bottom Brewery. Please meet in the lobby of the hotel at 6:30 p.m. We have an exciting "Jeopardy" game planned, and we hope to share a sandwich with Dr. William Johnson, Executive Director of Sigma Tau Delta. This event is at no cost to Sigma Kappa Delta members.
Menu choices must be submitted to the National Offie by March 12.
Limited merchandise will be available for purchase.
The SKD student roundtable for 2013 calls on us to "Re-Open the Book to Fantasy Worlds." Five SKD student panelists will discuss their favorite books which include an alternate universe, timeline, history, social structure, or way of life. The discussion will address the importance and plausibility of the alternate reality as well as implications it holds for the real world. For their places on this roundtable, the panelists submitted proposals and competed with SKD members from across the nation. A panel of judges selected the best to be roundtable participants. All convention attendees are invited to attend this roundtable.
Jake's at the Governor Hotel will be our host for the awards luncheon. Please meet in the lobby of the convention hotel (Hilton Portland) at 11:45 a.m. We will be honoring those individuals who have won the national writing contests and scholarships, and will also present the chapter awards for best literary magazine and chapter activity. The awards luncheon is at no cost to Sigma Kappa Delta members.
See the World and Get Paid for Doing It: Teaching in Foreign Universities, Friday, March 22, 3:45 p.m.
(Galleria II, Ballroom LV)
"See the World and Get Paid for Doing It: Teaching in Foreign Universities" is the title of the 2013 presentation and discussion. This year, Dr. Randy Cross, two-time Fulbright Scholar and humorist and past Vice-President of SKD, will talk about his experiences as an English professor in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Lisbon, Portugal. His presentation includes information on securing teaching jobs overseas, the life-changing experience of living abroad, and the stories this small-town Southerner brought back home to Alabama. This event is open to all convention attendees.
Congratulations to the SKD members whose papers were accepted for presentation:
We hope that you will attend the 2013 Convention—so start making your travel plans now! Please keep checking this page for specific and updated information.