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Altar de Muertos, Noviembre 2021

October 30, 2021

Texas State University's Chapter Epsilon Beta of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society was named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2020-21, an award that was bestowed to only 13 chapters nationwide in 2021, and the third award straight since 2018.

Six women (one holding a plaque) and three men standing in front of an Altar de Muertos, bookshelf in left background

Ceremonia de Ingreso de Nuevos Miembros, 22 de octubre de 2021

Damos la bienvenida a los siguientes miembros nuevos:

 

Vilma Guzman

Austin Berg

Ava Puente

Rubi Cortez Lopez

Image of Zoom screenshot with images of five participants

First-Generation Latinas in STEMpreneurs Event - October 6th, 2021

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies at Texas State University organized on October 6th, 2021, an event to celebrate the achievements of First-Generation Latinas in STEMpreneurs. The event aimed bring awareness to the underrepresentation/disparities in the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce, where Hispanics represent 8% of STEM employment and lower for Latinas. Various of our Chapter members attended the virtual event.

The San Marcos Housing Authority Night-Out, October 5th, 2021

Our Chapter members sponsored and participated in the San Marcos Housing Authority -Community Night-Out. The event consisted of fun games for kids (painting, playing basketball, bottle ring toss, bowling, potato sack race) as well as snacks and food. Members also played Bingo with the elderly, giving prizes that included warm socks and relaxing lotion.

November 12, 2020

Charlas de Honor Series by Dr. Anna Casas Aguilar (U. of British Columbia)talked about the portrayal of tourists as others in Spanish film. We had more than 25 attendees including SDP members, students, and faculty.

Pictures - 'Honor Chapter' award for outstanding activities in 2019-20 / Texas State U. Homecoming Banner Competition.

Congratulations to our members for participating in the 2020 Homecoming Banner Competition. This would not have been possible without your active involvement and commitment.

2020 Altar of the Dead

Several people standing around an Altar de Muertos

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we regret to inform that we will not set up this year's Altar de Muertos. However, we do not want to let pass this important date of the Hispanic calendar. Instead, we would like to share with you last year's altar in which many of our members participated.

Feliz Día de los Muertos

Special virtual session ‘The Iberian Legacy in Asia: Past and Present.’

Friday, October 23, 2020, 3:00pm - 4:30pm via Zoom:

 

Chair: Dr. Lucy Harney, Chair, Dept. of WLL (Texas State U.)

Organizer: David Navarro (Texas State U.)

 

Presenters:

Iván Baruj Vázquez Clavellina [Western U., London, Ontario, Canada]

Don Quixote’s Reception in Asia

 

David Navarro [Texas State U.]

Behind Magellan and Elcano’s Five-Hundred Anniversary Controversy: The Hidden Iberian Story of Its Neglected Asian Empires

 

Antonio Gragera [Texas State U.]

Chavacano: The Last Spanish Footprint in The Philippines

 

Alba Melgar [Texas State U.]

Tien Ti Hua Kang [Hill of Kings of Heaven or Earth] or Teotihuacan [Place of the Gods] or Before Columbus were the Chinese

South West Conference on Asian Studies (virtual congress)

 

Dear Members:

 

Sigma Delta Pi will participate in the above virtual conference with a special session titled ‘The Iberian Legacy in Asia: Past and Present.’

 

DATE:

Friday, October 23, 2020, 3:00pm - 4:30pm via Zoom.

Please contact Lucy Harney (harney@txstate.edu) or David Navarro (davidnavarro@txstate.edu) for Zoom link.

 

Chair: Dr. Lucy Harney, Chair, Dept. of WLL (Texas State U.)

Organizer: David Navarro (Texas State U.)

 

Presenters:

 

Iván Baruj Vázquez Clavellina [Western U., London, Ontario, Canada]

Don Quixote’s Reception in Asia

 

David Navarro [Texas State U.]

Behind Magellan and Elcano’s Five-Hundred Anniversary Controversy: The Hidden Iberian Story of Its Neglected Asian Empires

 

Antonio Gragera [Texas State U.]

Chavacano: The Last Spanish Footprint in The Philippines

 

Alba Melgar [Texas State U.]

Tien Ti Hua Kang [Hill of Kings of Heaven or Earth] or Teotihuacan [Place of the Gods] or Before Columbus were the Chinese

Ceremonia de Iniciación, 2 de octubre, 2020, vía ZOOM:

*Alyssa Báez

*Ana Cancino Yáñez

*Anna Benavides

¡Bienvenidas!

September 4, 2020

Dear SDP Members:

Welcome to a new academic year!

In order to minimize the spread of Covid-19 among our campus community all Sigma Delta Pi events scheduled this fall will take place in virtual format. These events include the following:

1. Conversatorio & Noches de Cine I [Spanish-Language Film Series]

Género y Diversidad en el Cine Hispano

[Gender and Diversity in Hispanic Film]

Starting September 11, we will meet online via Zoom to chat in our biweekly Conversatorio and watch together a Spanish-language film through the free platform Kanopy available on the Alkek Library website.

Please contact Dr. David Navarro to request access to the Zoom link for our Conversatorio: davidnavarro@txstate.edu

September 11 – Mosquita and Mary (USA, 2012)

https://txstate.kanopy.com/video/mosquita-mari

September 25 – My Best Friend (Argentina, 2018)

https://txstate.kanopy.com/video/my-best-friend

October 9 – Bad Hair (Venezuela, 2013)

https://txstate.kanopy.com/video/bad-hair-pelo-malo

October 23 – Four Moons (Mexico, 2014)

https://txstate.kanopy.com/video/4-moons

 

2. South West Conference on Asian Studies

Sigma Delta Pi will participate in the above conference hosting a special session titled ‘The Iberian Legacy in Asia: Past and Present.’

October 24, 2020, via Zoom. (Link to be provided in mid October)

Chair: Dr. Lucy Harney, Chair, Dept. of WLL

Presenters:

Iván Baruj Vázquez Clavellina [Western University, London, Ontario, Canada]

"Don Quixote’s Reception in Asia"

Antonio Gragera [Texas State University]

"Chavacano: The Last Spanish Footprint in The Philippines"

Alba Melgar [Texas State University]

"Tien Ti Hua Kang [Hill of Kings of Heaven or Earth] or Teotihuacan [Place of the Gods] or Before Columbus were the Chinese"

David Navarro [Texas State University]

"Behind Magellan and Elcano’s Five-Hundred Anniversary Controversy: The Hidden Iberian Story of Its Neglected Asian Empires"

 

3. Guest-Speaker Series

Dr. Anna Casas-Aguilar (UBC, Vancouver, Canadá):

“The Tourist as Other in Spain (1968-2018)” - November 12, 2020 at 6pm. Please contact Dr. David Navarro to request access to the Zoom link for the event: davidnavarro@txstate.edu

Ceremonia Virtual de Iniciación - 21 de agosto, 2020

Estimados amigos de SDP:

El viernes 21 de agosto de 2020 tuvo lugar nuestra segunda ceremonia de iniciación virtual en la que dimos la bienvenida a cuatro nuevos miembros:

Livia de la Cruz Jaimes

Beatrice Espinoza

Elizabeth McCartney

Alicia Palacios

Muchas felicitaciones y bienvenidos a nuestra Sociedad. Se adjuntan dos fotografías de la ceremonia. En las próximas semanas anunciaremos nuestros eventos (virtuales) para el semestre de otoño.

Un saludo,

David Navarro - Consejero

 

Ceremonia Virtual de Iniciación - 24 de julio, 2020

Estimados amigos de SDP:

Este día tuvo lugar nuestra primera ceremonia de iniciación virtual en la que dimos la bienvenida a cuatro nuevos miembros:

José G. García-Torres

Destiny A. Hernández

Steven O. Hernández (in absentia)

Lizbeth R. Lasso

Muchas felicitaciones y bienvenidos a nuestra Sociedad. Se adjuntan dos fotografías de la ceremonia. En las próximas semanas anunciaremos nuestros eventos (virtuales) para el semestre de otoño.

Un saludo,

David Navarro - Consejero

Gracias a todos los compañeros de Sigma Delta Pi que participaron en nuestra donación de más de 125 libros en español para la biblioteca del Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos.

March 12, 2020

Dr. Anna Casas-Aguilar (UBC, Vancouver British Columbia) will talk on “The Tourist as the Other in Spain (1960-2018).” She will explore the multiple ways in which visual culture in Spain has represented tourists, arguing that they have been portrayed as a fundamental Other in a country whose Franco-era concepts of nation and region were reinforced as well as continue to be reformulated to this day.

Thursday, 12 March 2020
6 p.m.
Centennial Hall GO2
Hosted by Sigma Delta Pi

Noches de cine: Cine Contemporáneo - Must See Movies "en español"

Estimados miembros de SDP:

Nuestro primer mini-ciclo de películas en español comienza el próximo martes 11 de febrero y organizado por la Dra. Beth Bernstein. El tema del mini-ciclo es "Must see movies en español". Los asistentes, además de disfrutar de las películas y buena compañía, se les ofrecerá palomitas (pop corn) y Dr. Pibb.

Póster adjunto del mini-ciclo en este mensaje.

Saludos,

David Navarro, Ph.D. - Consejero

Noches de cine: Cine Contemporáneo - Must See Movies "en español"

Leadership Institute Annual Conference - February 28-29, 2020 at Texas State University. Interesados favor de contactarme directamente antes del 7 de febrero, 2020.

The Leadership Institute in the Dean of Students Office is hosting the Leadership Institute Annual Conference on February 28-29, 2020 at Texas State University. The purpose of the conference is to bring together students from diverse backgrounds to learn leadership skills, engage students in values-based activities that foster ethical leadership development, and inspire students to adopt a new way of life by expanding their leadership potential. The conference is a fast-paced, interactive experience; this year’s theme is Exploring Truth and Leadership. For more information on our speakers and sessions, including a detailed schedule, please visit our website at https://leadership.dos.txstate.edu/conference.html.

In an effort to enhance the learning experience, attendance at the conference is organized by a delegate model and will be limited to 350 students. As Advisor of Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society, we invite you to register 2-4 delegates to attend the conference on behalf of your organization. It is important to note that we are seeking delegates who are excited to attend and are committed to attending both days (Friday, 5:15 – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.).

We are excited to offer the conference at no cost, which will cover registration, a reception on Friday evening with hors d'oeuvres, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, a conference t-shirt, and program materials. Please register using the link for the online registration form - https://leadership.dos.txstate.edu/conference/register.html - by Friday, February 7, 2020. Registration for breakout sessions is first come, first-served, so register soon – popular sessions will fill up quickly! Also make sure that you specify the organization that you are representing in the appropriate field on the registration application.

The Leadership Institute is also awarding three $1,000 scholarships at the conference (funds will be dispersed in Fall 2020, meaning you must be enrolled or planning to be enrolled for Fall 2020). Selection will be based on demonstrated leadership, including level of involvement and impact on campus through student organizations (not only for students currently involved with the Leadership Institute!). The scholarship applications are due on February 7, 2020, so please share with your membership soon! The application is available at: https://leadership.dos.txstate.edu/conference/scholarshipapplication.html.

If you have any questions about the conference, you may reach us at 512.245.LEAD (5323) or leadershipinstitute@txstate.edu.

Sincerely,

Ramces Luna, M.A.
Leadership Institute Coordinator
Dean of Students Office
Texas State University
512-245-LEAD (5323)
leadershipinstitute@txstate.edu
www.leadership.dos.txstate.edu

International Symposium / Simposio Internacional “Poetry of the Transition” will take place on campus Monday Feb. 3 and Tuesday Feb 4.

The event is sponsored by our Department and other Departments in the School of Liberal Arts and by a Spanish government sponsored research group. Sigma Delta Pi members are highly encouraged to attend.

The conference presentations will focus on poetry of the Transition period in Spain, from 1975 through the socialist governments of Felipe González (1975-1996).

Invited poet Luis Muñoz will offer a reading of his work on Tuesday February 4, at 3:30 pm. Prof. Muñoz is a native of Granada, Spain. He holds a PhD in Literature from the University of Granada. His poetic work up to 2005 is also gathered in the book Limpiar pescado. Poesía reunida 1991-2005 (2005). A bilingual selection of his poems, From Behind What Lanscape. New and Selected Poems, translated by Curtis Bauer and with a foreword by Ilya Kaminsky, was published in 2015. He teaches at the University of Iowa, where he directs the MFA in Spanish Creative Writing Program. Translations of his works will be read by Cecily Gordon Parker, a poet and professor in the Texas State Creative Writing program.

Ceremonia de Iniciación y entrega de cordones de graduación- 3 de Diciembre de 2019

Encuentro entre Sigma Delta Pi y los miembros de la Fundación Miguel Delibes, 13 de noviembre, 2019

El evento, organizado por el profesor Agustín Cuadrado es parte de una gira nacional que están realizando los miembros de esta Fundación, Elisa Delibes de Castro, hija del autor, y los profesores de la Universidad de Valladolid, España, Fernando Zamácola Feijóo y José Ramón González para promover las obras del escritor.

Festival de Poesía y Música, 2019: Christine Miller interpretando "Convénceme" por Shaila Dúrcal

Festival de Poesía y Música, 2019

Festival de Poesía y Música, 2019

Muchas gracias por hacer realidad este evento.

Evento del Día de los Muertos, dedicado al tema "la muerte en la literatura", 4 de noviembre de 2019, en CTN 157. Muchas gracias a todos los profesores y miembros de SDP por participar

Altar de Muertos 2019 - Por Nuestra Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, Capítulo Beta Épsilon

Sesión de Iberia medieval organizada por Sigma Delta Pi dentro del Congreso de TEMA (Texas Medieval Association) organizado en el campus de Texas State, 18-20 de octubre de 2019. Enhorabuena a nuestros participantes Lourdes Schmader, Marlan Walker, y Diana Young.

Ceremonia de Iniciación - 1 de Octubre de 2019

Actividad de Voluntariado: XIX Semana Binacional de la Salud, Consulado de México en Austin, 28 de septiembre.

XIX Semana binacional de salud   Ponle ritmo a tu salud  vacunas +  chequeos médicos +  comida  rifas +  mariachis y mucha diversión   ¡Reserva la fecha!   28 de septiembre, 2019   9:00 am - 1:30 pm  Consulado General de México en Austin  5202 E. Ben White suite 150  Austin, Texas 78741

Estimados miembros de SDP:

Nuestra antigua Vice Presidenta, Jessica Calderón, está organizando junto a su equipo de trabajo la XIX Semana Binacional de la Salud, que se celebrará el próximo 28 de septiembre en el Consulado de México de Austin. Si desean participar, favor de rellenar el siguiente documento google:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ddg69MdI97cxkswRXwen6czVD-8G1QcWKirjVKVBe7c/edit?usp=sharing

Ceremonia de Iniciación de Nuevos Miembros / Nuevos cargos - 29 de abril de 2019

Ceremonia de Entrega de Cordones - 16 de abril de 2019

Las nuevas camisetas de SDP // SDP new T-shirts

Poster for Bastante lecture

April 24 2019, 6:00pm at Flowers Hall 230:

SDP Lecture - Dr. Pamela Bastante (University of Prince Edward Island, Canada): “The ’Ars Moriendi’ in Eighteenth-Century Novo-Hispanic Society: The Sanctuary of Atotonilco”

Event Poster as PDF (external link)

Ceremonia de Iniciación de Nuevos Miembros - 26 de febrero de 2019

Ceremonia de Iniciación de nuevos miembros, 26 de septiembre 2018

Ceremonia de Iniciación de nuevos miembros y entrega de cordones, 5 de diciembre 2018