Communication students join new honor society

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2001-04-26
Huntington, Ind.— This Thursday Huntington College inducts their charter members to Lambda Phi Eta, the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association. Huntington’s chapter will join the nearly 300 chapters of Lambda Pi Eta worldwide who recognize academic excellence and a commitment to the field of communication in their students.

The meaning behind the name Lambda Pi Eta represents what Aristotle described in his book, Rhetoric, as the three ingredients of persuasion: Logos (Lambda) meaning logic, Pathos (Pi) relating to emotion, and Ethos (Eta) defined as character credibility and ethics. The goals of Lambda Pi Eta are to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement, stimulate interest in the field of communication, promote and encourage professional development among communication majors, provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas about the field, establish and maintain close relationships and understanding between faculty and students, and explore options for further graduate studies.

The thirteen new members inducted include:

Christy Auclair, a junior Oral Communication major from Beavercreek, Ohio.
Jasmine Davis, a senior Oral Communication major from Huntington, Indiana.
Molly Deuberry, a senior History major from Chesterton, Indiana.
Kristen Freeman, a senior Media Communication/ Broadcasting major from Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Robert Johnston, a senior Media Communication/ Broadcasting major from Canton, Ohio.
Andrew Keck, a junior Media Communication/ Broadcasting major from Peru, Indiana.
Kathleen Piehl, a junior Media Communication/ Broadcasting major from Lima, Ohio.
Jonathan Rice, a junior English major of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Bradley Richardson, a senior Media Communication/ Broadcasting major from Shullsburg, Wisconsin.
Sharra Sieminski, a senior Media Communication/ Broadcasting major from Charlotteville, Virginia.
Christine Slagel, a junior Media Communication/ Broadcasting major from Del Haven, New Jersey.
Heather Wiltse, a junior Media Communication/ Broadcasting major from Walker, Michigan.
Alison Young, a junior History major from Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Dr. Mike Rowley, Assistant Professor of Communication is the current faculty advisor for the Lambda Omega Chapter at Huntington. He says, “We are very proud of our inductees and look forward to growing this chapter in the next few years.”

Communication students at Huntington choose from three professional majors designed to provide a foundation for careers in media communication, oral communication or theatre. Concentrations are offered in broadcasting, journalism, public relations, theatre performance and theatre design and technology. For more information, visit our website at www.huntington.edu.

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