Photographic proof of the Alpha Alpha Delta chapter's vibrant activity life... we're not actually making this up.
The 24-Hour Comic
Ladies and gentlemen . . . a man named Scott McCloud had a dream, and it went something like this: "Let's see if we can force ourselves to be creative enough to do an entire 24-page comic book in 24 hours." And it began. And we did it. The weirdest part of all this is that someone from the 24-Hour Comics website found out that we were doing it, and we made their blog -- which links to our school newspaper. As far as I know, we have no idea who told them. News travels fast! So basically, when you look at the pictures, that's what we were trying to do.
Sigma Tau Delta, here at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, isn't just an organization -- it's basically a philosophy of life. So, when president Jason Downey and advisor Dr. Elisa Beshero-Bondar got together and said, "Comics have value," they decided to put that idea to good use. Enter Watchmen. Written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons, Watchmen is the only "graphic novel" (a fancy and probably unnecessary word for a long comic book) to win the Hugo Award for excellence in Science Fiction (1988) and was the only one on Time magazine's 2005 list of the "100 Best English-language novels from 1923 to the present." So, for a brief period somewhat unrelated to Sigma Tau Delta, but also somewhat related . . . ish . . . Jason basically came in as a pseudo-TA for Dr. Beshero-Bondar's Science Fiction class. These are the pictures.
Devil's Night 2006
Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Millstein Library, Devil's Night is a celebration that Sigma Tau Delta does every year around Halloween of stories and poems and other writings that are spooky, frightening, eerie, or in some other way jarring and worth reading in a dark and modestly decorated room. Participants and guests are encouraged to dress in costume and read. The highlight and keynote speaker of sorts in the 2006 Devil's Night celebration was Author/Professor Gary Lutz, and his masterful rendition of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Imp of the Perverse".