University of Southern Indiana

USI Radiologic and Imaging Sciences forms new honors society

USI Radiologic and Imaging Sciences forms new honors society

4/4/2013 | University Communications

The inaugural induction ceremony for Lambda Nu Honor Society (Indiana Theta Chi Chapter) will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013, in room 2207 of the University Center at the University of Southern Indiana. Lambda Nu is a national honor society for radiologic and imaging sciences professionals.

“This will be the first chapter here at USI and only the third chapter in the state of Indiana,” said Heather Schmuck, instructor in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences and Lambda Nu faculty adviser. “We’re really excited to have an honor society specific to our field that recognizes the academic achievements of our students and faculty.”

Schmuck presented the idea to establish the USI chapter to Ashley Merkel as an honors project for her radiologic technology major. Merkel has been part of the honors program at USI since spring 2012. She worked closely with Schmuck to set up the chapter, recruit members, and plan the installation ceremony. Seven faculty members and 17 students will be inducted.

The objectives of the Lambda Nu Honor Society are to:

  • foster academic scholarship at the highest academic levels
  • promote research and investigation in the radiologic and imaging sciences
  • recognize exemplary scholarship

According to the national website, there are currently 136 Lambda Nu chapters in 42 states.

For more information, contact Heather Schmuck in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at 812/228-5066.

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