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 Lambda Pi Eta  

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), LPH has nearly 300 active chapters at colleges and universities worldwide. Gamma Beta, JMUís current chapter, was founded in 1994.

  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.

Our Purpose: The purpose of Lambda Pi Eta (LPH)/Gamma Beta Chapter is to educate and honor students in the field of communication, while giving them a forum within which they can voice opinions and be active in promoting understanding of the field through service on campus and in the community.

  Our Goals: The goals of LPH are to: recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement at JMU; stimulate interest (discussion and exchange of ideas) in the field of communication; promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; provide an opportunity for members to be involved in the Harrisonburg community; service, establish, and maintain close relationships and understanding between faculty and students; explore options for further graduate studies and/or work in the field; and represent James Madison University and the national association with pride and integrity.
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  • President: Chesney Grizzard
  • Vice President: Laura Keifer
  • Secretary: Jessica Zak
  • Treasurer: Erica Bonnano
  • Public Relations Officer: Theresa Katula
  • Historian/NCA Liaison: Catherine Holmberg
  • Adviser: Annick D. Conis

    Historian (web page manager):
    Catherine Holmberg

  • Recipe:

    For those of you who came to the French Dinner, here is the recipe for Annick's Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cake.

    Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cake
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    New officers were chosen for the 2007-2008 school year. Congratulations to Tina Griffin (President), Lauren Saunders (Vice President) and Kristin St. Mars (Secretary). The positions of Treasurer, PR rep and Historian are still open. If you are a junior and would like to hold a position, email Annick at conisad@jmu.edu.

    Faculty Appreciation Week will be April 9-13th, concluding with the kickball tournament on Friday, April 13 at 4:30pm.

    The faculty luncheon will also be held that Friday. All LPH members will be assigned something to bring in an upcoming email.

    Remember to email Catherine at holmbeca@jmu.edu to vote for Professor of the Year. The winner will be announced at the SCOM Banquet at 6:30pm on April 17th in Festival.

    The t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, and hooded sweatshirts are available in Annick's office.

    The Green Valley Book Drive has been rescheduled for April 1st. Contact Theresa at kattultl@jmu.edu for details.

    Thank you to all who helped with the French Dinner at Dr. McMahan's house!







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