Lambda Pi Eta officers present at conference

Three officers from the School of Communications honor society, Lambda Pi Eta, recently presented the results of a research study at the Southern States Communications Conference held in Savannah, Ga., April 2-6.

StudentsKim Marker, Virginia Zint and Sara Portoghese participated in aroundtable discussion on the topic “On My Honor, I Do Pledge.: The Impact ofHonor Codes on College Campuses.” The students, along with adviser Dr.Frances Ward-Johnson, discussed Elon’s combination of its social code andacademic honor code and the impact on the campus, as well as similar trendson other campuses. The study discussed Elon’s new honor code ceremony, andincluded data gathered through interviews, surveys and focus groups.


Accordingto Ward-Johnson, this was the first time in the honor society’s 10-year historythat members have presented research at a conference.


“Wehope to have more honor society students showcase their research in nationaland regional venues,” Ward-Johnson said. “The students did an excellent job andtheir presentation elicited good response and feedback from the audience.”


Also,presenting research in the roundtable session were honor students fromGainesville State College who presented on the topic “Student Civility Toward Teachers Based on Perceptions of FairGrading.” Among the attendees at the session was Dr. Roger Smitter,executive director of the National Communication Association.


Elon’s Lambda Pi Eta chapterwill hold its Spring induction ceremony at 7 p.m. on May 6 in McKinnon Hall,Moseley Center. Ninety students will be inducted into the honors organization,Ward-Johnson said.