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National Communication Association honor society inducts 13 at UIS

February 25, 2005

SPRINGFIELD - Induction ceremonies for 13 charter members of the Sigma Lambda Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society of the National Communication Association, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 27, in conference room C/D of the Public Affairs Center at the University of Illinois at Springfield. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

To be eligible for membership in Lambda Pi Eta, students must be communication majors and must have earned a minimum of 60 credit hours, at least 12 of those hours in communication courses. Students must also maintain an overall grade-point average of 3.00, with a 3.25 GPA in the major.

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Michael Searcy, assistant professor of Communication at UIS, serves as chapter adviser and Morgan Meade, a senior in the Communication program, is chapter president. Meade explained, “Lambda Pi Eta stands for Aristotle’s three main points of communication: Logos, Pathos, and Ethos. Logos is logic (Lambda), Pathos is emotion (Pi), and Ethos (Eta) is credibility.” 

Founded in 1914, NCA is the oldest and largest national organization serving the academic discipline of communication. Research and instruction focus on the study of how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures. There are more than 400 Lambda Pi Eta chapters in the U.S. Information about the National Communication Association is available at www.natcom.org.

Housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UIS’ Communication program offers baccalaureate and master’s degrees.

 

 

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