May 2, 2005
Morningside College announces the initiation of several students into national honor societies in the areas of theatre, biology, mathematics, and religious studies.
Lia Lauderback of Spencer, Iowa was initiated into Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honor society.
The purposes of Alpha Psi Omega are to develop dramatic talents and the art of acting, cultivate a taste for the best in drama, foster the cultural arts, and unite dramatic forces of Morningside College.
Seventeen Morningside College students were initiated as regular or associate members of Beta Beta Beta, the national biological honor society.
The students include Chad Agnew, La Vista, Neb.; Alicia Baier, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; Joshua Bliven, Miranda Heyer-Stroh, Jaclyn Jorgensen, Brooke Niles, and Leah Winter, Sioux City; Amber Cooper, Moville, Iowa; Amy Conner, North Platte, Neb.; Meredith French, Le Mars, Iowa; Kelli Goodwater, Omaha, Neb; Jessica Jensen, Kinsley, Kan., Miranda Martin and Lisa Serres, Casper, Wyo., Jennifer Nelson, Helena, Mont., Jeramiah Schrock, Central City, Neb.; and Jayme Wetzel, Des Moines, Iowa.
Beta Beta Beta is dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Since its founding in 1922, more than 430 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Five Morningside College students and one faculty member were initiated into Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME), the national mathematical honor society.
The students include: William Foval, Orange City, Iowa; Elizabeth Kelly, Falls City, Neb., Jonathan Marking, Sioux City; Jeremy Meyers, Berthoud, Colo.; and Arynn Rasmussen, Manilla, Iowa.
Dr. Robert Forsythe, assistant professor of mathematics at Morningside College, was also initiated into KME.
KME was founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students. Members are selected from students of mathematics and other closely related fields who have maintained standards of scholarship, have professional merit, and have attained academic distinction.
Five Morningside College students were initiated into Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society for religious studies and theology.
The students include Ashley Bress, Spencer, Iowa; Rebecca Limke, Sioux City; Lane Madsen, Gettysburg, S.D.; Jenna Rehnstrom, Hartington, Neb., and Elizabeth Watson, Elk Horn, Iowa.
Theta Alpha Kappa is the only national honor society serving those involved in the study of religion and/or theology at both the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate levels of higher education.
See previous news release on English honor society inductees