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LSUS Inducts New Members into Foreign Language Honor Society

May 07, 2012

The LSUS Delta Pi Chapter of Phi Sigma Iota inducted seven members on Friday, May 4, 2012. The Foreign Language Honor Society recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the study of the academic fields related to foreign languages, literature or culture.

New members are Christina Camilla Gladney, French major, Victoria Leonardo, Spanish major, Jennifer Pope, Spanish major, Kendra Key, criminal justice major, Spanish minor, Cynthia Walker-White, Spanish major, business minor, Hannah Yell, business major, Spanish minor, and Vanessa Youngs, Spanish major.

Members are required to major or minor in a foreign language, comparative literature, foreign language education, or other interdisciplinary programs with a significant foreign language component; have completed 45 semester hours or its equivalent; maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher; have completed at least one foreign language course at the third-year level or higher; and rank in the upper 35% of their class.

The Society was founded in 1935 by Robert Dengler, a Classics professor at Penn State University. Phi, Sigma, Iota are the initials of the Society's motto: "Philotes, Spoude, Idioma," which means "Friendship, Research, and Languages."


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