Alumni Spotlight: Stephen Koffel
Stephen Koffel (class of 2015) submitted a paper he wrote for COMM 300 to the journal of the National Communication Association's honor society. His paper has been published online as the lead article in the 2015 issue (volume 3) of the Lambda Pi Eta Undergraduate Journal. The article is entitled "Rage and Love: A Rhetorical Analysis of Green Day's American Dichotomy." See the article.
In 2015, eight students from Eastern's Communication Studies Department presented papers in regional conferences, and two of them received Top Paper recognitions in their divisions.
About Lambda Pi Eta (ΛΠH)
Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). ΛΠH 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.
Goals of Lambda Pi Eta
The goals of Lambda Pi Eta honor society 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
- Provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication
- Establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students
- Explore options for graduate education in communication studies
Lambda Pi Eta at Eastern
Students are invited to join ΛΠH after they have satisfied the following criteria
- Completed at least 60 semester hours (or at least 90 quarter credit hours) in college
- Completed at least 12 semester hours (or at least 18 quarter credit hours) of communication study
- Achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
- Have a communication studies GPA of at least 3.25
- Are currently enrolled as a student in good standing
- Display commitment to the field of communication
The Communication Studies Department welcomes applications. We ask that you review the eligibility criteria and your academic record to see if you qualify. For more information, please see the National Communication Association's ΛΠH website www.natcom.org. Contact Professor Julie Morgan, Ed.D. faculty advisor of ΛΠH, (email@example.com).