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New Honor Society Announced at Averett

October 23, 2011

Averett's department of communication studies/journalism is pleased to announce the establishment of the Alpha Alpha Sigma Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) Honor Society. LPH is the official honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). Its purpose is to recognize outstanding scholastic achievement in the field of communication, to stimulate interest in the field, to promote and encourage professional development among communication majors and to provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication.

The new honor society will induct its first Lambda Pi Eta members in the spring of 2012. To be eligible for membership, a student must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA with 60 semester hours completed and a 3.25 GPA for communication studies/journalism courses with 12 semester hours completed.

LPH 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.

Worldwide, LPH has more than 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities. It was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas and became part of the National Communication Association in 1988. In July 1995, it became the official honor society of the NCA.