Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, held their annual book sale Feb. 16-17 in the foyer of the Memorial Classroom Building.
Their advertisement -- “Buy 4 books dirt-cheap, get 1 more free this week!” -- managed to rein in students from the hours 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Supporters could purchase not only books in paper and hardback copy, but also VHS videos, DVDs and CDs. Paperbacks sold for only 50 cents while the rest of the merchandise went for a dollar each.
“It’s been a very successful day,” said Erin Anthony, senior and Sigma Tau Delta member.
Last year’s sale allowed the society to buy new shelves for the Arts and Humanities department lounge. This year they plan to buy new DVD/VCR combo players for the English department to use in the classrooms. According to senior Lisa Burley, vice president of Sigma Tau Delta, the organization has always managed to meet their goals in the past. She said they feel secure that with as much support as received during the sale, they will definitely be able to reach their goal amount.
“We really appreciate the people that came out to support the English department,” Burley said.
She also added that Sigma Tau Delta may soon be able to repay students for their generous efforts in the near future. By next year they hope to open up the organization, currently only available for English majors and minors, to non-English majors. They want to offer students the chance to gain an affiliate membership in the organization.
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