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Mass Communications Department Starts New Honor Society

By Racheal Arnts–After two years of planning, the Mass Communications Department is starting its own honor society.

“It will be a way to bring lots of Mass Comm students together from different interest areas. Even though we’re small, it will still be a nice opportunity,” said Dave Madsen the Chair of the Mass Communications Department.

Technically, two new groups are starting up in the Department, but each compliments the other. First, the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) is a club open to all students studying Mass Communications. Alpha Epsilon Rho (AERho) is an honor society within NBS. To get into AERho, the student has to have completed 3 semesters worth of college and have an overall GPA of 3.25, as well as, a 3.25 specifically in the Mass Comm Department.

Two years ago, three Mass Comm students approached Madsen with the idea of an honor society specifically for the department. Madsen liked the idea, it just took awhile to become reality. The right chapter had to be found to best fit Morningside College.

“I would like seeing a workshop organized for a panel of students who are with the media. Also, I would like to see professionals come to campus,” said Madsen.

Mass Communications student Taylor DeVary is very happy about this new chapter, and believes that it will be a good thing for the department.

“We’ve been needing it for awhile because we seem like we are the only department that doesn’t have one. Plus, no one seems to recognize us and this will be a chance for us to get out there,” DeVary commented.

A meeting is being planned for the end of April, so students can offer more input.