Friday, January 16, 2015

Eight Students Invited to Join Phi Sigma Iota

Congratulations to the following students on their academic achievement!  These majors and minors in Foreign Languages have been invited to join Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Honor Society.
Erin Adams
Madeline Crissinger
Justina Fleming
Delaney Jones
Peter Kobunski
Max Ostrowski
Kylie Price
Josie Schave

Ashland’s Gamma Tau Chapter of PSI will initiate its new members in late February.

Friday, January 9, 2015

AU in Costa Rica

AU IN COSTA RICA:  1st Orientation Session - January 25th!

Check out this video to learn more about the program.  ¡Pura Vida!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Are you eligible for Phi Sigma Iota Honor Society?

International Foreign Language Honor Society
Gamma Tau Chapter, Ashland University

Are you eligible to apply for membership in Phi Sigma Iota?  If you meet all of the criteria below, you are eligible.
·         a major French or Spanish OR a minor in French, Spanish, Spanish for K-8, or Foreign Studies
·         junior or senior status
·         at least one 300-level course completed on campus in foreign languages OR are an international student whose first language is not English
·         overall GPA of 3.3 or higher
·         GPA of 3.3 or higher in foreign languages

If you think that you might be eligible and did not receive an email regarding PSI, please contact Dr. William Cummins,, immediately for application materials.  Applications are due to Dr. Cummins by noon, Friday, January 16, 2015.

Gamma Tau Chapter will contact those students who will be invited to join PHI SIGMA IOTA.  If you are invited to join and accept, you must pay your Phi Sigma Iota initiation and membership dues of $35 by the deadline specified in your letter of invitation.


PHI SIGMA IOTA is the International Foreign Language Honor Society.  PHI SIGMA IOTA is the highest academic honor anywhere in the field of foreign languages and literatures.  You will want to mention it in your résumé since it is highly appreciated by administrators and chairs, and rewarded by a bonus of five points by the U.S.A. Civil Service commission.  It will help you when applying for positions and fellowships. 

PHI SIGMA IOTA initiation fees and membership dues support your initiation into the organization and the International Honor Society.  In payment of those fees and dues you will receive: Certificate of Membership, Wallet Size Membership Card, and a PHI SIGMA IOTA Pin.

Initiation of the new members will take place in late February.  For more information, please contact Dr. William R. Cummins, 216 Bixler, -5122,

Great Things Are Happening in Foreign Languages

Great things are happening in Foreign Languages this spring semester!

·         January – applications for Phi Sigma Iota Honor Society
·         February – Phi Sigma Iota Initiation of new members
·         March – Tournées Film Festival of films in French
·         April – Foreign Languages Honors Reception

And that just for starters!