Campbell’s English Honor Society contributes an update of the society’s activities.
On Feb. 14, the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society went out into the community to share their love of literature in a special Valentine’s Day event.
Hosted at the home of Dick and Marta Bowser, members Erin Overton, Emily Sides, Caitlin Brown, and faculty advisor Ms. Shirley Jefferds met with a long-running book club for an afternoon of tea, treats, and love- themed poetry reading.
Among the readings were selections from Jane Austen’s Persuasion, “From the Woolworth Tower” by Sarah Teasdale, an E. E. Cummings’ love poem.
Overton also read two of her original poems, which were published in The Lyricist: 2011-12 edition.
Members of the honor society shared their views on the readings and enjoyed discussing them with the ladies of the book club for the rest of the afternoon.
The honor society said the event was the perfect opportunity to take a break from exams and also to reach out and volunteer beyond Campbell University.
Erin Overton said, “Sigma Tau Delta is wonderful opportunity to be in an organization where I can share my passion of poetry with the community. I was most impressed by the stillness of the afternoon: that somewhere nearby this hectic world of paper due dates I was living in, there was a group of ladies discussing poetry over coffee and cake.”
The event concluded with promises to return and share that love of English next year for Sigma Tau Delta.
The society will continue to meet every other Wednesday to plan events which will promote more involvement with the language for its members, Campbell campus, and for the larger community. Their meetings are generally held in the Oasis.
By Caitlin Brown
Sigma Tau Delta Member