2015 Initiation of New Members

Sigma Tau Delta

Alpha Beta Xi Chapter
Luther College

Annual Initiation Ceremony April 16, 2015
5:30 p.m. Nobel Room

Initiation Ceremony by ΣΤΔ Officers


Election of Officers for 2015-16


Membership in ΣΤΔ is an outward recognition of personal accomplishment.  The ΣΤΔ Chapter of Luther College has two main functions.  The first is that of an academic honor society:  “to confer distinction for high achievement in.. studies in English language and literature; to provide cultural stimulation, and to encourage creative and critical writing.” The second is “to furnish community interest” within the Department of English, its teachers and students. Thus ΣΤΔ organizes and hosts various programs, service projects, and social events.

Luther chapter members have attended the annual International Conventions almost every year since 1995. This spring, Margaret Yapp, Laura Hayes, Katie Hale, Jordan Blank, Sarah Rickertsen, and Samuel Milligan presented their critical and creative work at the convention in Albuquerque, NM. These students will also present their work at Luther’s Student Research Symposium on May 8. Our chapter members have frequently been awarded scholarships and prizes, which are announced at the convention, and have published their work in Sigma Tau Delta’s official publications, The Delta Review and The Rectangle.

Next year the convention will be in Minneapolis, MN at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis from March 2-5, 2016, with the theme "Finding Home." The keynote speaker is Charles Baxter, whose novel The Soul Thief will be the convention’s Common Reader, on which there will be paper panels and discussions at the conference.

Members in course:  Kristin Anderson, Jordan Blank, Alexandra Fitschen, Katherine Flinchbaugh, John Freude, Katharine Hale, Laura Hayes, Karin Hecht, Bryn Hedlund, Peter Jarzyna, Amanda Jenkins, Madi Johnson, Nils Johnson, Sarah King, Samuel Milligan, Casi Misseldine, Jenna Nelson, Sarah Rickertsen, Annika Jo Ring, Haley Ryan, Kaia Sand, Emily Schoen, Emily Tope and Margaret Yapp

Initiates to Sigma Tau Delta: Emma Cassabaum, Marley Crossland, Anastasia Hafner, Matthew Helm, Rebecca Lahey, Jamie Linert, Stephanie Murray, Katherine Nelson, Megan Rachuy and Brynne Stellner