Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society
BECOME A PART of our growing ranks in Lambda Pi Eta, the Communication Honor Society.
As a member of CNU's Sigma Kappa chapter, you will help to organize and facilitate events within the communication
department and on campus that promote our program and student achievement. We dedicate our efforts to fundraising
opportunities, educational workshops, preparation for graduate programs and social events.
Each year, members of our honor society present research papers at national and regional academic conferences. All
participants discuss, organize and lead LPH activities. Join us for one of our meetings and get to know our members!
Our 2012-2013 officers:
- Serena D'Angelo, President
- John Greene, Vice President
- Marissa Welch, Treasurer
- Marion Gloor, Historian
- Taryn Buckley, PR/PromotionsChair
- Elizabeth Wendling, Secretary
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GUEST LECTURE SERIES
Lambda Pi Eta, in conjunction with Theta Kappa Alpha and Faiths Seeking Understanding, welcomed Dr. Terrence Lindvall, the endowed C.S. Lewis Chair of Communication and Christian Thought at Virginia Wesleyan College. Dr. Lindvall is the author of Surprised by Laughter: the Comic World of C.S. Lewis. He has also served as a consultant for DreamWork's Prince of Egypt.
During November 2012, Dr. Lindvall spoke on "The Laughter of C.S. Lewis" in Gaines Theater at 4:00pm to an enthusiastic audience!
Lambda Pi Eta, in conjunction with the Department of Communication and the Department of History, extended an invitation to Dr. Trevor Parry-Giles, Professor of Communication at The University of Maryland. Dr. Parry-Giles is editor of Communication Quarterly, a journal published by the Eastern Communication Association. He has received numerous professional awards for his books and presentations on political culture and legal rhetoric.
In October 2012, Dr. Parry-Giles spoke on "The Hope and Promise of Political Communication in the 2012 Election" to a standing-room-only audience!
In honor of Tommy Gosser -- son of Dr. Linda Manning and Professor David Gosser -- the members of Lambda Pi Eta, the communication department, and Panhellenic groups at CNU help to raise money at an annual memorial concert! In addition to multiple raffles, competitive games, delicious food, henna tattoos and more -- local bands and on-campus musical groups offer their talents. The money is donated to CureSearch, the world's largest childhood cancer research organization.
LAMBDA PI ETA is the official communication honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). LPH was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas. It then became a part of the National Communication Association in 1988, and official honor society of the NCA in 1995.
The Sigma Kappa chapter at CNU was founded in 2004 by Dr. Michaela D.E. Meyer. Our chapter's 18 charter members were inducted in Spring 2005. Dr. Kathleen Kuehn, Dr. Kendra Knight, and Dr. Todd Lee Goen are our current Faculty Co-Advisors.
Lambda Pi Eta represents what Aristotle described in 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.
Our Sigma Kappa chapter has won the National Communication Association 2010 Chapter of the Year Award!
We also won the National Communication Association 2009 Chapter of the Year Award!
In addition, our founding faculty advisor, Dr. Michaela D.E. Meyer, was the recipient of the National Communication Association Thomas L. Veenendall 2009 Advisor of the Year Award!
- Chapter of the Year and Advisor of the Year awards are selected among all of the Lambda Pi Eta chapters nationally, and there are over 450 chapters!
In 2007, our Sigma Kappa chapter was awarded Rookie Chapter of the Year by the National Communication Association!
Dr. Michaela D.E. Meyer was also awarded the 2007 Rookie Advisor of the Year award by the National Communication Association!
- In order to qualify for rookie awards, a chapter must be within its first three years of inception, and an advisor must have served in that position for three years or fewer.
In order to be eligible for induction in Lambda Pi Eta, you must meet these requirements:
- have completed at least 60 semester hours in college
- have completed at least 12 semester hours of communication study
- have a university cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
- have a communication GPA of at least 3.25
- be currently enrolled in CNU as a student in good standing
- display commitment to the field of communication
The next step to seeking induction is to submit the following to Faculty Advisor Dr. Kathleen Kuehn:
1. a completed application form
2. a current, unofficial university transcript
3. one sample of academic work, not to exceed 25 pages
- usually a paper from a communication class
4. one letter of support from a communication faculty member
- faculty members in declared minors are also accepted
Your application for LPH will be accepted in fall and spring semesters during the fourth week of the semester. For further information, contact the communication department, McMurran 261 or call (757) 594-8732.
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