Sigma Tau Delta invites students of all majors to celebrate literature

Cayllah McKensey (Vice President) Kandyn Leach (Secretary) Erika Hipsky (President) and Albrianna Jenkins (Historian) represent the leadership of Sigma Tau Delta.
Cayllah McKensey (Vice President) Kandyn Leach (Secretary) Erika Hipsky (President) and Albrianna Jenkins (Historian) represent the leadership of Sigma Tau Delta. Photo by Cayllah McKensey.

Sigma Tau Delta is an International English Honors Society at Maryville College. Members of this society share the common goal of spreading literature on campus and teaching people about the beauty of English.

The members of Sigma Tau Delta wanted to promote English and literature on campus. In addition, Sigma Tau Delta wanted students with majors unrelated to English to feel as if they too could participate and be a part of the English/literature culture on campus.

In order to welcome students to join regularly in celebration of Literature, a monthly movie night was formed. The first Tuesday of every month, members of Sigma Tau Delta invite everyone to come join them in Anderson Hall to watch a literature-based movie

Additionally, Sigma Tau Delta recognizes other events on campus including holidays. While deciding on movies to show, the organization takes into account all that is happening at the time. For example, around Halloween, “Sleepy Hallow” was played, and for Valentine’s Day, “Pride and Prejudice” was the chosen movie.

In February, students across campus celebrated Black History Month. Though “Pride and Prejudice” won over the February slot, it did not outweigh the value and importance of Black History Month. During the month of March, “The Color Purple” was shown to highlight and celebrate the rich culture that is prominent at MC.

Though April and May’s movies will be released at a later date, everyone is welcome on the first Tuesday of each month to join Sigma Tau Delta’s movie screenings.  Each month there is a brand new movie that plays starting at 8 p.m.  So next month, keep an eye out on MC Today and join Sigma Tau Delta for a relaxing evening in Anderson complete with pizza and a movie.

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