Sigma Tau Delta, the English honors club, is holding a book sale spanning from Monday, Jan. 30 to Thursday, Feb. 2 in D. Vic Hall to raise money for the English and English honors club’s trip to their annual English convention conference in Louisville, Kentucky.
“Sigma Tau Delta is an English honors club. It’s for people who have a 3.0 GPA or higher. You don’t have to be an English major to be in the regular English club, but for Sigma Tau, you have to have a 3.0 or be an English Major” said Shianne Melancon, who’s a Junior at Southeastern and a member of Sigma Tau Delta. “We’re doing the book sale so we can raise funds for our convention conference that we have yearly.”
Sherri Craig, who is a professor and faculty adviser for Sigma Tau Delta said, “The convention is a national convention so it’s organized by the parent chapter which is out of Illinois. I think it’s Chicago, specifically. Every year we’ve attended, since I was a student.”
The convention is a place where students who are interested in pursuing a career in English can submit works to, meet other people in the community and hear from presenters and authors who attend the conference. “It’s a pretty broad community of people who have similar connections with English and language, and we come together so that we can experience new things” said Melancon.
The book sale sells donated books and buttons to students. “The books are actually donated from faculty members and students of Southeastern. We sell paperback books for 50 cents and hardback books and buttons for one dollar,” said Melancon.
“By the end of the sale we probably sell about 600 books.” said Craig.