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Click here to view names of members inducted into Alpha Nu Pi.

The following stories are a sampling of chapter news over the years of Alpha Nu Pi. If you have a story you’d like to see added to this page, contact us or comment below.

More Sigma Tau Delta news can be found here.

Faculty Honorary Inductees

2011-12: Dr. Todd Kuchta

2010-11: Dr. Gwen Tarbox

2009-10: Dr. Grace Tiffany  

2008-09: Ms. Kim Ballard

2007-08: Dr. Scott Slawinski

2006-07: Dr. Jon Adams, Dr. Meg Dupuis, and Professor Mike LoPresto


Spring 2010 Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to the Spring 2010 Sigma Tau Delta inductees! The Alpha Nu Pi chapter welcomed 27 student new members and 2010 Faculty Honorary Inductee Dr. Grace Tiffany at the spring induction ceremony on Sunday, March 14.

English Awards Day, April 15, 2009

Congratulations to all the English award recipients. As usual, quite a few of our members can be found among this year’s honorees:

Ralph N. Miller Memorial Award for Intellectual Daring: Madeline Baker

Patrick D. Hagerty Promising Scholar Award: Katie O’Brien

Jean and Vincent Malmstrom Scholarship for Excellence in Linguistics: Caitlin Popa

English Language and Linguistics Book Award: Alexander Smith

And of course there are our own Sigma Tau Delta Award honorees:

Sigma Tau Delta Award for Academic Achievement, Leadership, and Service: Patrick Love

Sigma Tau Delta Outstanding Service Awards: Meghan Dykema and Crystal Kelley

Congratulations to all, and way to represent the chapter.

Spring 2009 English Studies Conference

The annual Sigma Tau Delta English Studies Conference took place on Friday, April 17, 2009. Students, faculty, and staff enjoyed an afternoon of the best scholarly and creative writing produced this year by WMU students

Established in 2007, the Sigma Tau Delta English Studies Conference has become an annual tradition at WMU. The ESC showcases the best in scholarly and creative writing by WMU students, who present their work in a professional setting before an audience of students, faculty, and staff. The Sigma Tau Delta English Studies Conference accepts submissions for presentation from all WMU undergraduate students; membership in Sigma Tau Delta is not required. This entirely student-run conference is the Alpha Nu Pi chapter’s signature campus event.

Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, March 2009: Minneapolis

Helena Witzke was elected Associate Student Representative for the Midwest Region, making Helena, a February 2009 inductee, the first such office holder for our chapter. Congratulations, Helena!

Daniel Kenzie, 2008-09 chapter president, won third prize for Best World Lit, British Lit, or Critical Theory Essay. Way to go, Dan!

Fall 2009 Sigma Tau Delta English Studies Conference

Thanks to the hard work of the organizing team and the outstanding work presented, Fall 2009 Sigma Tau Delta English Studies Conference on November 6 was a big success. Over 30 WMU students presented their original creative and scholarly work in the Alpha Nu Pi chapter’s signature event. Congratulations to all!

Fall 2009 Induction Ceremony

This was our first class of inductees whose lifetime memberships were free of charge to the students. The fee to join Sigma Tau Delta is $50, but thanks to initial funding from the College of Arts and Sciences and donations that had already started to come into the newly launched Sigma Tau Delta Membership Fund at the WMU Foundation, the Fall 2009 inductees were able to accept the honor they earned by qualifying for membership in Sigma Tau Delta, now without the financial obligation that unfortunately discouraged some deserving applicants in years past.

The Fall 2009 induction class was among the largest in our chapter’s history, second only to the March 2006 induction of our founding members, when 46 charter members became the first WMU Sigma Tau Deltas. 39 students, undergraduate as well as graduate, joined us this semester, bringing our total membership to 190 active and alumni members.

Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, March 2008: Louisville

11 WMU Sigma Tau Deltas spent their spring break in Louisville, presenting their work and enjoying the Michigan-like weather that followed them there. (They somehow still managed to have a pretty good time!)

Congratulations to Jennifer Dempsey, who won first prize for her original poetry this year, after taking third place at the 2007 convention in Pittsburgh.


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