Have you considered recognizing the academic achievements of students in your department? You can do this by starting a Lambda Alpha chapter at your university. As an honor society, Lambda Alpha serves to recognize superiority, providing incentive for exceptional performance by granting certificates of accomplishment. Since individual chapters are free to organize their own programs, this provides an opportunity for faculty and students to work together on mutually advantageous projects. The winning of an annually awarded national scholarship provides $5,000 to a deserving graduating senior major in anthropology. A Graduate Research Grant is designed to encourage overseas thesis research. The award is variable, ranging from $2,000 to $6,000. Only applicants from chartered departments qualify to compete for these awards. Since the editorial policy of the Lambda Alpha Journal provides for 50 percent of its space to be reserved for student publication, this offers a unique occasion for students to see their own work in print on a national level. The national office is also interested in the possibility of organizing an international federation of anthropology honoraries and invites inquiries from national anthropology honorary groups in other countries.
For general informtion about Lambda Alpha and questions regarding starting new chapters, graduation regalia, and membership items (certificates and cards) please contact:
Mrs. Barbara Di Fabio Administrative Coordinator Lambda Alpha National Office Ball State University Department of Anthropology Muncie, IN 47306-0435 email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 765-285-5297BSU Anthropology Majors and Graduate Students: How to Join Alpha of Indiana Chapter? Alpha of Indiana is the Lambda Alpha Chapter in the BSU Department of Anthropology. To join Alpha of Indiana students need to meet the following requirements: Undergraduate Students: 1. must have completed 12 semester hours course work in anthropology; 2. have an anthropology G.P.A. of 3.0 and; 3. have a cumulative G.P.A. minimum of 2.5. Graduate Students: 1. are admitted to the departmental graduate program, and 2. have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.25. If you meet the above qualifications, fill out a membership card (available from Dr. Mark Groover, posted on his office bulletin board next to his door), write a check for $25 to Lambda Alpha (includes cost of certificate and ID card), then give your card and check to Dr. Groover, Alpha of Indiana Chapter faculty representative for submission to the Lambda Alpha National Office. Your membership application and fee will be forwarded to Mrs. Barbara Di Fabio (Administrative Coordinator, Lambda Alpha Nat'l Office, BSU Dept of Anthropology, BB 319A) for processing. For additional Alpha of Indiana Chapter information, contact: Dr. Mark Groover, Alpha of Indiana Chapter faculty representative Ball State University Department of Anthropology Muncie, IN 47306 email: email@example.com
Lambda Alpha Executive Council Members Dr. Mark D. Groover National Executive Secretary for Lambda Alpha Ball State University Department of Anthropology Muncie, IN 47306-0435 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Peer H. Moore-Jansen Editor in Chief Lambda Alpha Journal Wichita State University Department of Anthropology Wichita, KS 67260-0052 Dr. B.K. Swartz, Jr. Member for the Midwest Ball State University Department of Anthropology (retired) Muncie, IN 47306 email: email@example.com Dr. Marie Elaine Danforth Member for the South Department of Sociology and Anthropology University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5074 Dr. Elwyn C. Lapoint Member for the Northwest 1211 E. 18th Ave. Spokane, WA 99203 Dr. Faith R. Warner Member for the East Department of Anthropology Bloomsburg University Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301
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