Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society Induction
Dr. Jesús Botello oversaw the dramatic presentation of an entremés (a farce staged between acts of a longer play) by Miguel de Cervantes entitled “La cueva de Salamanca,” at the May 2014 initiation ceremony for the Spanish honor society Sigma Delta Pi.
The actors included Drs. Botello and Phill Penix-Tadsen, along with graduate students Jonathan Amato, Tara Greatorex, José Guidet Sánchez, and Rebecca Penix-Tadsen, and undergraduate student Cristina Cruz. The program for the Sigma Delta Pi ceremony was co-directed by Dr. Cristina Guardiola and Dr. Botello. Sixteen new members were inducted at the ceremony. Several graduate and undergraduate students also were recognized for their outstanding achievements in their Spanish courses.
The best graduate student essay award went to Tara Greatorex for her essay entitled “La visión de la monarquía en Fuenteovejuna y La Numancia,” written under the direction of Dr. Jesús Botello. The award for best essay in upper-division Hispanic literature courses was given to Bailey Gorman for her essay “La moralidad de Herbal en El lápiz del carpintero,” written under the direction of Dr. Joan Brown. Brenda Savelski received the award for outstanding student in Hispanic literary survey courses for her essay entitled “Desde Francia hasta Argentina: la influencia romántica francesa en El matadero,” written under the direction of Dr. Meghan McInnis-Domínguez. Finally, the Janet Murdock Prize for Study Abroad went to Benjamin Carleton.