Department of Communication and Lambda Pi Eta to Dedicate Historical Marker at Kimpel Hall, Nov. 7

Celebrate with the Department of Communication and Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association's official honor society, as they commemorate their history on the University of Arkansas campus and across the country.

A historical marker dedication will take place in front of Kimpel Hall at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. In case of inclement weather, the dedication will be held at 4 p.m. during the LPH Induction and Senior Recognition Ceremony in Giffels Auditorium.

The U of A chapter was the first in the nation, founded in 1985 by communication professor emeritus Steve Smith. There are now more than 400 chapters of Lambda Pi Eta across the country.

Lambda Pi Eta inducts new members during the fall and spring semesters.

The goals of Lambda Pi Eta are to:

  • Recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies
  • Stimulate interest in the field of communication
  • Promote and encourage professional development among communication majors  
  • Establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students
  • Explore options for graduate education in communication studies

The Alpha Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta holds annual professionalization events such as workshops led by a faculty members and an annual alumni roundtable event, bringing back recent and established graduates to meet with students.

 

Contacts

Margaret Butcher, clinical assistant professor
Department of Communication
479-575-3436, mbutcher@uark.edu

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