Rho Nu Chapter Officers - 2017-2018 (WKU Chapter):
President - Emily Anne Pride Vice President - Haley Armstrong Scholarship Officer - Nicole DiMatties Treasurer - Mary Lyons Secretary - Elizabeth Settle & Sarah Harrington
Public Relations - Allison Waggoner
Advisor - Dr. Jieyoung Kong
LPH Induction Ceremony
Communication Department Internship Fair
Faculty Research Panel
Travel to the National Communication Association convention
Life After Graduation Seminar
Honors Commencement Stole
Participation in Departmental events
Interaction with Visiting Communication Scholars
Recognition Research opportunities
Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National
Communication Association (NCA). We have nearly 420 active chapters at colleges and universities worldwide.
Lambda Pi Eta was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas. We became a part
of the NCA in 1988, and the official honor society of the NCA in July 1995.
We represent what Aristotle described in his book, Rhetoric, as the three ingredients
of persuasion: Logos meaning logic, Pathos relating to emotion, and Ethos defined
as character credibility and ethics.
The Rho Nu chapter was founded by Katie Breiwa and Dr. Ellen Bonaguro in 2004. The
first members were inducted on October 20, 2004. The class included 22 students and
one honorary faculty members, Dr. Sally Hastings.
To recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication
To stimulate interest in the field of communication
To promote and encourage professional development among communication majors
To provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication
To establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students
To explore options for graduate education in communication studies
10 Reasons to Join LPH
LPH members enjoy the privilege of working with other outstanding students in the
LPH encourages the collaboration of faculty and students.
Chapters advisers and student members frequently receive national recognition and
prestigious awards for their scholarship.
Students enjoy access to graduate school information.
Chapter advisers and members are encouraged to participate and exhibit leadership
in annual conferences and conventions.
Chapter events and activities frequently gain local recognition from their college
Students are creative, resourceful and enthusiastic about planning educational and
social activities frequently attracting local and university attention.
Joining LPH is a great way to promote and foster pride for your communication department.
LPH makes important contributions to the department.
The process for becoming a member is quick and easy!
Undergraduate Research Award - And Undergraduate Research Award can be given at any time during the academic year
to any student who completes an outstanding research project that contributes to a
richer dialogue in the discipline. Each award recipient receives a plaque, letter
of recommendation from the NCA, and his or her name and the title of the research
project published on the NCA website.
Lambda Pi Eta Chapter of the Year - How chapters demonstrate and facilitate the Lambda Pi Eta goals is what makes each
chapter unique. The six goals are all important as is raising enough funds to take
action. The chapters that best exemplifies each of these goals is awarded the Chapter
of the Year Award. The chapter honored with this distinction in turn serves as an
example to the other chapters throughout the United States.
Stephen A. Smith Award - Many undergraduates are presenting at national conferences both at the professional
and undergraduate levels. Lambda Pi Eta recognizes this new found excellence in undergraduate
research by sponsoring a Lambda Pi Eta program at the annual National Communication
Association convention. All papers selected for the convention go through a rigorous
selection process. Out of the papers selected for presentation at the NCA Annual Convention,
two awards will be given to the undergraduate student (or students, if co-authored)
presenting the top-ranked papers. The winner must be a member in good standing of
For more information about Lambda Pi Eta, contact the Department of Communication,
Ivan Wilson Center for the Fine Arts, Room 130.