Monday, April 22, 2013

Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Honor Society

Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Honor Society

Phi Sigma Iota at Ashland University inducted nine initiates and honored thirteen graduating seniors at the Department of Foreign Languages Academic Honors Reception Sunday, April 21.

Phi Sigma Iota is an international foreign language honor society that promotes international understanding and amity through the study of foreign languages, literatures, and cultures.  Members have a major or minor in Foreign Languages, junior status, and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Inducted were Lindsay Arron, Erika Chuburko, Kelli Fleming, Megan Gisclon, Katlyn Grayson, Miriah Keller, Shelby Persinger, Kaylie Snyder, and Amanda Stoner.  These initiates bring the total of AU’s student members inducted to 143 since the chapter was installed in 1997.

Seniors who will graduate in May of this year include Lindsay Arron, Nicole Buhr, Jacob Ewing, Megan Gisclon, MacKenzie Lake, Kelsey Paramore, Camille Talarico, Calley Taylor, and Lindsey Tippett.  Kaylie Snyder will graduate in August.  Graduating in December of 2013 are Kelli Fleming, Hilary Neal, and Tiffany Urig.

The ceremonies bring to a close a very active year for the chapter under the leadership of President Lindsey Tippett.  Members visited a local high school and spoke to students about the importance of studying a foreign language and continuing that study while in college.  The chapter also held film nights in Spanish, a game night in French, and co-sponsored a bilingual poetry reading and bookbinding workshop.

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