When Madison Crist '20, Cindy Harbour '20, Gabrielle Dooley '20 and Chloe Dubisch '20 had their papers accepted to the Sigma Tau Delta Convention, scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, they got to work planning their trip. The students fundraised more than $3,000 to cover their travel, lodging and conference fees.

Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, made the difficult decision to cancel the March 2020 conference — for the first time in 96 years — due to public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. But, like Stephens women everywhere, these four students persevered and found a creative solution to the problem. From home, each student recorded a brief video excerpt of her convention presentation. We're pleased to share these examples of the outstanding scholarly and creative work Stephens students are producing.


Madison Crist '20, Digital Filmmaking: "The Cultural Survival of Native American Music" (nonfiction essay)


Cindy Harbour '20, English/Creative Writing: "Sarajevo Drive" (historical fiction)


Gabrielle Dooley '20, English/Creative Writing: "I Could Love You If I Tried" (fiction)


Chloe Dubisch '20, English/Creative Writing: "Oh Mother Where Art Thou" (critical essay)


About Sigma Tau Delta at Stephens 

Stephens is home to the Alpha Epsilon Eta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, advised by Judith Clark, professor emerita, and Kristine Somerville, assistant professor of English and Creative Writing. Stephens is a frequent winner of the Outstanding Chapter Award and the Outstanding Literary Arts Journal Award for its student journal, Harbinger.

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