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English Program

Sigma Tau Delta

Minot State English Club

englishclub@minotstateu.edu

2018-2019 President: DeAndra Miller

Vice President: Alexis Genereo

MSU’s English Club is a group of English and English Education majors and minors seeking to creative a community within the discipline where we can support each other academically and critically. For students who are interested in English-related events and activities including book discussions, creative writing groups, social events, game nights, travel, and more.

The English Club/Sigma Tau Delta has a student space on the third floor of Hartnett Hall (room 308) to be used by English and English Education majors.  The space features lots of seating, a microwave, a refrigerator, and snacks donated by our English faculty.

Meetings will be held twice a month.  Look for meeting schedules in the English Club room and on the English Club/Sigma Tau Delta bulletin board on the SW corner of the first floor of Hartnett, outside of the suite of offices.

Sigma Tau Delta is International English Honor Society

Sigma Tau Delta strives to

  • Confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies;
  • Provide, through its local chapters, cultural stimulation on college campuses and promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities;
  • Foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing;
  • Promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members;
  • Exhibit high standards of academic excellence; and
  • Serve society by fostering literacy.

With over 870 active chapters located in the United States and abroad, more than 1,000 Faculty Sponsors, and approximately 9,000 members are inducted annually. Spring 2015, Minot State’s Phi Chapter celebrated its 90th anniversary!

What We Offer:
Sigma Tau offers students opportunities to present their work—critical essays, creative writing, non-fiction—to an International conference each spring. While at the conference, students attend other presentations and meet students from everywhere. Interested in Poe? A session on Poe always has presenters. Original poetry? MSU’s Joe Davis’ poetry earned him a standing ovation, launched his career in Slam Poetry, and allowed him to meet with poets from all over the US. Focus on Literary Criticism? You may choose from many sessions.

The 2019 International Convention will take place March 27-30 in St. Louis, MO.  The theme is “Work in Progress.”

Past Annual Conventions

Sigma Tau offers many scholarships each year—and too often, no one applies. National and local Sigma Tau Delta committees seek your input!

Who Can Join:
To join, you must have completed 2 English classes beyond Engl 110 and 120 (beyond first-year composition) and completed 3 semesters (or 5 quarters) of college course work. Your English and your cumulative GPAs must be 3.0 or higher.

How to Join:
If you think you qualify, bring or send a current transcript to Sarah Aleshire with your Minot address, telephone number, and estimated year of graduation.

Costs:
In the past, the English Club paid the $40 lifetime membership dues to join Sigma Tau. J This past practice will be discussed every year in the October English Club meeting. Members must, however, be an active member of the MSU English Club (past dues were $5/semester).

In the past, MSU administration, professors, and fund raisers have found monies for student registration, travel, and hotels. Students have paid for excess baggage, the Black and Red Gala, food, and mementoes. Students also pay for their graduation honor’s stoles, cords, and medallions.

Club Contact Information:

English Club and Sigma Tau Delta advisor:

Sarah Aleshire

sarah.aleshire@minotstateu.edu

Hartnett Hall 142

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