Huntington inducts 13 members into Lambda Pi Eta

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2009-10-02
Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University inducted 13 new members into its Lambda Pi Eta chapter at a ceremony held Sept. 29 in Habecker Dining Commons. Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association.

“The members of Lambda Pi Eta exhibit strong academic abilities and a willingness to serve their community,” said Heather Barkley, chapter advisor and an adjunct instructor in the Department of Communication.

Lambda Pi Eta members complete one significant service project in the community each semester. For the fall semester of 2009, they will assist with the Huntington County United Way’s fundraising campaign at the university.

The following Huntington University students received induction into Lambda Pi Eta:

Erica Abel, a junior communication studies and elementary education major from Grandville, Mich.

Gloria Bonilla, a junior public relations major from Honduras

Brandon Borders, a junior journalism and public relations major from Columbia City, Ind.

Jan Boroff, a junior journalism and public relations major from Willshire, Ohio

Jamie Burridge, a senior broadcasting major from Fort Wayne, Ind.

Brittany Carlson, a junior communication studies major from Jenison, Mich.

Matthew Friedlund, a senior journalism and English major from Boyertown, Pa.

Katrina Helmer, a junior broadcasting major from Noblesville, Ind.

Mandy Kent, a junior public relations major from Williams, Ind.

Kelly Litherland, a junior broadcasting major from Meeker, Okla.

Matthew Murphy, a senior journalism major from LaVale, Md.

Heath Pearson, a junior communication studies major from Huntington, Ind.

Katie Sroufe, a junior communication studies major from Claypool, Ind.

Returning members include the following students:

Lynette Miller, a senior communication studies, journalism and public relations major from Huntington, Ind., and fall-semester president of the honor society

Micala Benham, a senior broadcasting major from Bargersville, Ind., and spring-semester president of the honor society

Katie Aeschliman, a senior public relations major from Stryker, Ohio, and vice president of the honor society

Tabitha Truax, a senior journalism and English major from Spencer, Ind., and secretary of the honor society

Nathan Hartman, a film studies and broadcasting major from Berne, Ind.

Emily Hittler, a senior communication studies major from Huntington, Ind.

Colleen Knox, a senior communication studies major from Fort Wayne, Ind.

Ashley Lamb, a senior communication studies major from Decatur, Ind.

Sharon Metzger, a senior communication studies major from Huntington, Ind.

Danielle Miller, a senior communication studies major from Findlay, Ohio

Corey Palmer, a senior communication studies major from Sharpsville, Ind.

Brendan Shick, a senior film studies major from Grand Rapids, Mich.

Tena-Shay Stewart, a senior broadcasting major from Jamaica

As a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, Lambda Pi Eta has more than 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide.

Lambda Pi Eta was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas. The organization became a part of the National Communication Association in 1988, and the official honor society of the NCA in July 1995.

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.
 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. In 2008, Forbes.com listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” 2009 list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
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Joanne Green
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