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Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, was established in 1924 at Dakota Weslyan University. Its purposes are (a) to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature studies in undergraduate, graduate, and professional work, (b) to promote interest in literature and the English language on local campuses and their surrounding communities, and (c) to foster the discipline of English in all its aspects, including creative and critical writing.

The Alpha Lambda Iota chapter was installed at UW-Green Bay in 2003. Chapter members are eligible to apply for Sigma Tau Delta scholarships, participate in international conventions, submit original written work for publication in The Rectangle, our international literary magazine, and engage in a number of activities on campus and in the community to promote interest in English language and literature.

Contact Bryan Vescio at vesciob@uwgb.edu for further information.

Old Norse Reading Group

Since fall 2004, Dr. Hall has led a weekly reading group called the Groenvikingar, comprised of UW-Green Bay students, alumni, and faculty from UWGB and St. Norbert College. The name translates roughly as "Green Vikings" since Groen means "green" and vikingar is the plural of "vikings." Since vik also means "bay" in Old Norse, you could also translate our name as the "Green Bayers." The group meets during the fall and spring semesters, once per week in the evening to learn the Old Norse language, study the culture, and translate Old Norse sagas from the Old Norse language into Modern English. Anyone is welcome to attend. We have both full-tranlsating members and non-translating members who just enjoy learning about Old Norse culture and language.

For more information contact Stefan Hall at halls@uwgb.edu.