Honors Week is a celebration of academic excellence at Widener, and always one of the high points of our spring semester. As in years past, on Monday afternoon we held our induction ceremony for the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta (ably led by Professors Ken Pobo and Patricia Dyer).
We were pleased to welcome seven new students to Sigma Tau Delta: Taylor Brown, Ashley DiRienzo, Evan Kramer, Jeannette McGuire, Kelsey Styles, Emma Irving, and Jennifer Rohrbach.
Sigma Tau Delta President Kimberlee Roberts was the keynote speaker. Her themes were the importance of curiosity and finding a community of thinkers, writers, and scholars who support and share our curiosity. She urged audience members to think of the English and Creative Writing major as a platform for finding and sharing their passion, and to see it as a place to find and give support for the identity we are all trying to forge through our love of literature and writing. She called upon the inductees to “keep doing what you love,” a sentiment echoed by Professor Ken Pobo when he thanked Kimberlee for reminding us that we can find “joy in a common interest.”
This Friday don’t miss English major/Creative Writing minor Jen Rohrbach speak at noon in the Webb Room as part of Honors Week student presentations: her talk is entitled “The Evolution of the Unreliable Narrator in The Bell Jar.”