Communication

Student Organizations


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Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta is the Department of Communication's Honors Society. If you are a Communication major or minor with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, a Communication GPA of 3.25 or higher, and have earned at least 60 credit hours (at least 12 in communication), you are eligible for induction.

Past society members have enjoyed pizza parties, raked leaves at a retirement community, and raised funds for a local foundation. More information about the organization may be found at the following link:   Lambda Pi Eta, The National Communication Honor Society

For more information, please contact the Lambda Pi Eta Faculty Advisors:

Dr. Mary Hogg
Department of Communication
QC Complex 2131
Western Illinois University
3300 River Drive, Moline, Illinois 61265
Phone: (309) 762-9481
M-Hogg@wiu.edu

Mr. Kevin Menken
Department of Communication
Western Illinois University
Memorial Hall 325
Macomb, Illinois 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1705
KB-Menken@wiu.edu


Communication Student Society
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The Communication Student Society (CSS) is open to all communication majors and minors. The mission of the Communication Student Society is to provide for the intellectual and professional development of its members, promote fellowship among students and faculty, and to provide a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas for the benefit of the department and the University community.

The Communication Student Society (CSS) organizes social events, schedules professional guest speakers, provides members with resources and training to build their marketability, creates opportunities to professionally network, and make great connections with other students, faculty, and alumni.

Numerous workshops, guest speakers and activities help members to better understand the value and marketability of a communication degree, as well as to explore a variety of professional occupations and careers.

In years past, CSS members:

  • participated in resume writing and interviewing workshops
  • learned about career options for communication majors and how to market themselves through teleconferences with recent departmental alumni
  • enjoyed a number of social gatherings with other students and faculty for dinners, happy hours, and bowling.

For more information about CSS, please contact the society's faculty advisor:

Dr. Peter Jorgensen
Department of Communication
Memorial Hall 302
Western Illinois University
Macomb, Illinois 61455
Office Phone: (309) 298-1858
Email: PF-Jorgensen@wiu.edu


Professional Communication Organizations


Resources

CRTNET - The National Communication Association hosts a daily e-mail listserv, the Communication, Research and Theory Network