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Students in the English, Speech & Foreign Languages Department have several opportunities to interact with others who have similar interests,photo of group from Flickr Creative Commons including faculty. The department has several organizations, with students finding opportunities for leadership roles.  The organizations are also good sources of information about departmental events, and they offer opportunities for students to build networks.

Omega Rho Alpha
English Honors Society
Omega Rho Alpha is a student organization open to freshman and sophomore students majoring in English. Students may join if they meet ONE of the following requirements:

>> Receive an "A" in a Freshman or Sophomore English course other than English 1003 or writing lab, or
>> Be an English major, or
>> Have had literary compositions published in college literary periodicals or presented at programs honoring student writers, or
>> Qualify for Honors English

Faculty Contact: Dr. Vivian Casper

Sigma Tau Delta
International English Honor Society
Beta Epsilon Chapter

Sigma Tau Delta's central purpose is to confer distinction upon outstanding students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature. Eligibility: Must be an English major or minor, a junior, senior, or graduate student, and have a GPA of 3.0 or above. For the application form for the organization, send a message to the faculty contact.

Faculty Contacts: Dr. Russell Greer and Dr. Stephen Souris (Please contact Dr. Souris after June 1st)

Officers: President- Kaitlin Clothier and Vice President- Jamie Jones

For more information about Sigma Tau Delta, visit the www.english.org.

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Sigma Tau Delta Beta Epsilon Chapter Updates:

Pioneer Paideia Call for Submissions

We would like to announce a call for submissions for Pioneer Paideia, the Sigma Tau Delta Beta Epsilon Chapter’s literary journal.

We will be accepting poetry, short fiction, short essays, travel essays, short non-fiction, one-act plays, artwork and photography.

All TWU students may submit their writing and/or artwork for consideration.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Must be original and unpublished work
  • May be reprinted elsewhere after publication in Pioneer Paideia, but please seek permission from Sigma Tau Delta Beta Epsilon Chapter at TWU before doing so
  • Sigma Tau Delta Beta Epsilon chapter reserves the right to edit submissions. If necessary edits will compromise a text, the author will be contacted.
  • Please limit submissions to 5 typed pages.

Submission Deadline: April 15th, 2013

Sigma Delta Pi
National Hispanic Honor Society
Xi Epsilon Chapter
Sigma Delta Pi is open to Junior, Senior, and Graduate students minoring in Spanish. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Sigma Delta Pi was established on November 14, 1919 at the University of California at Berkeley.  Its insignia is the royal seal of Fernando and Isabel, representing Castille, León, and Aragón. The Society's colors are red and gold, and its flower is the red carnation.

Faculty Contact: Dr. Ninfa Nik

ERGO
English and Rhetoric Graduate Student Organization
The group has regular meetings to discuss issues affecting graduate students in the department. 

Faculty Contacts: Dr. Hugh Burns and Dr. Lou Thompson

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Academic / Administrative Complaints & Appeals

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Spring 2014 Advising

Dr. Vivian Casper is the advisor for undergraduates. Email her to set up an appointment.

Dr. Stephen Souris is the advisor for undergraduates seeking teaching certification. Email him to set up an appointment.

Contribute to the Scholarship Fund for Dr. Bridges

A group of former students and friends of Dr. Phyllis Bridges are working to establish a scholarship in her honor. See the letter explaining the fundraising effort.