Lambda Alpha is the national collegiate honors society for anthropology. The local chapter is open to all students at Drake University. An invitation for membership is extended to students meeting all of the following requirements.
Membership in Lambda Alpha not only marks excellence in the study of anthropology, but it also encourages professional development. Indeed, students who participate in Lambda Alpha have an opportunity to meet others with similar goals and interests, are encouraged to publish their original research in the Lambda Alpha Journal, and are eligible for national scholarships awarded by the honors society to promising students.
Upon acceptance of membership, students pay a lifetime membership fee of $25. Subscriptions to the Lambda Alpha Journal may be purchased for $10. Personal checks should be made payable to Drake University and turned in to the anthropology office along with the completed Lambda Application form.
If you have questions concerning membership, contact Professor Janet Wirth-Cauchon, Department Awards Committee.
The Critical/Cultural Theory Reading Group is a combination of faculty and students who are interested in more complex and challenging readings.
Faculty from the rhetoric program are the primary faculty, but professors from philosophy, political science, sociology, psychology, fine arts, and the honors program have all participated as well. This program is designed around reading interesting and challenging subjects from both outside and inside rhetoric and communication studies scholarship.
Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is a national honorary society in sociology. Membership in the local chapter of AKD, the Iowa Beta Chapter, is available to students at Drake. Students need not be sociology majors to join this organization but must be classified as juniors or seniors to apply.
Students meeting the following additional requirements are invited to join:
AKD membership recognizes overall academic accomplishment and, particularly, performance in sociology courses. This can be the beginning of a professional commitment to sociology on the part of the student or simply and interest in the field and a commitment to academic accomplishment.
Additionally, members will receive certification of their membership in an honor society (a positive factor when assembling resumes or applying for graduate study) and a one-year subscription to the national society's journal, Sociological Inquiry. Membership applications will be distributed in February through the department.
A $40 membership fee, which covers the cost of their certification and the subscription to the national journal, is required. Personal checks for membership should be made payable to Drake University and delivered with a completed AKD Application form to Sofia Turnbull, 323 Howard Hall. Initiation to AKD will be announced at the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Convocation in the Spring.
If you have any questions concerning membership contact Professor Janet Wirth-Cauchon, Department Awards Committee.