In a showcase of academic excellence and creativity, students involved with the Morningside University Sigma Tau Delta were able to take part in the International Convention held in St. Louis in early April. The event was a gathering of bright minds and scholarly discussions, where students had the opportunity to present their papers on a wide range of topics.

Among the presenters from Morningside were Sarah Brown with “Wordsworth’s Use of Nature,” and Sami Giesen who explored “The Wife of Bath and an Idealistic World.” Julianna Baker presented “A Modernist’s Naturalist Story in Highsmith,” Madison Mozak debated “The Wife of Bath: Feminist or Not?” and Camrie Miranda championed the theme “Nature Prevails over the Ignorance of Humans.”

The convention also featured creative nonfiction presentations, with Elaine Morgan sharing “A Bone (Auto)Biography” and Jordan Kwarcinski presenting intimate “Conversations in the Car with my Mom.” Students who attended but did not present included Destinee Martin, Elianna Madsen, and Sophia Sansone.

The students also set up a booth selling t-shirts and “Blind Dates With A Book,” which became an instant hit, selling out in two days.

Sigma Tau Delta is a US-based, international honor society for students of English at four-year colleges and universities who are within the top 30% of their class and have a 3.5 GPA or higher. It presently has over 770 chapters in the United States and abroad.