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SPRING 2017 INDUCTION CEREMONY

Saint Louis University's Epsilon Lambda chapter of Sigma Iota Rho (SIR), an hour society for international studies, held its spring induction ceremony on April 25th, 2017, in the Center for Global Citizenship.

Sigma Iota Rho was founded in 1984 to "promote and reward scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international studies," and "to foster integrity and creative performance in the conduct of world affairs." The SLU chapter was launched by the students and faculty of the Center for International Studies in March 2013, joining more than 110 chapters worldwide.

"This ceremony is a really nice way to recognize the outstanding achievements of the impressively diverse and talented students in the International Studies program," said David Borgmeyer, Ph.D., chapter adviser and director and assistant professor in the Center for International Studies.

SP17 SIR Induction Ceremony Group Photo

Present for the ceremony were (left to right): Sam Shreve, co-president, Bridget Walde, vice president, Hannah Gilroy, Erin Morris, Shelby Zima, Tiffany Light, Rachel Harper, Molly Meer, Rebecca Swick, Rosemary Bornstein, co-president, and Dr. David Borgmeyer, SIR Chapter Adviser and Director & Assistant Professor, Center for International Studies.

Also inducted but unable to attend the ceremony were Melissa Danly and Carly Spurlock, and from our Madrid Campus, Anna Castellanos, Susana Fernandez, Mary Kate Fitzpatrick, and Izabel Trizlova. Congratulations students!


FALL 2016 INDUCTION CEREMONY

The students and faculty of the Center for International Studies launched the Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, an honor society for International Studies founded in 1984. SLU's chapter joins over 110 chapters worldwide to "promote and reward scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international studies" and "to foster integrity and creative performance in the conduct of world affairs," according to the society's mission. The founding eight students: Pauline Abijaoude, Audrie Howard, Catherine Huynh, Matthew Jones, Michelle McIntosh, Mequing "July" He, Melena Abijaoude, and Michael Meyer were inducted into the organization, along with six faculty members on March 21, 2013.

FA16 SIR InducteesThe induction ceremony for the fall 2016 academic period was held on November 29th, 2016 in the Center for Global Citizenship. Present for the ceremony were (left to right): Sam Shreve, 2016/17 co-president, Madeleine Hellebush, Madison Streb, Aubrey Klimala, Morgan Norris, Jayde Rose, Kylie Jensen, Claire Peterson, Rosemary Bornstein, 2016/17 co-president, and Dr. David Borgmeyer, Chapter Adviser and Director & Assistant Professor, ​Center for International Studies.

Also inducted but unable to attend the ceremony were ​Michael Artigues, Mary Rose Hefner, Jenna Ihlenfeldt, and Erica Prasad. Congratulations students!


SPRING 2016 INDUCTION CEREMONY

SIR 2016 Inductees

The induction ceremony for the 2015/16 academic year was held on April 28th, 2016 in the Center for Global Citizenship. Present for the ceremony were (left to right): Dr. David Borgmeyer,  Chapter Adviser and Director & Assistant Professor, ​Center for International Studies, Stephanie Roderick, 2015/16 co-president, Bridget Walde, Michaela Bukaty, Elizabeth Corcoran, ​Alex Hanel, Merette Khalil, Aaron Korte, Sarah Love, Sam Shreve, Tara Ukele, Summer Worthington, 2014/15 Inductee, and Emily Haas, 2015/16 co-president.​

Also inducted but unable to attend the ceremony were ​Michael Artigues, Mallory Beirne, Rosemary Bornstein, Cassandra Houghton, Cassandra Novinger, & Micah Pfotenhauer. Congratulations students!


Sigma Iota Rho is an honor society for International Studies founded in 1984. The students and faculty of the Center for International Studies chartered the Epsilon Lambda Chapter in 2013, joining over 110 chapters worldwide to "promote and reward scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international studies" and "to foster integrity and creative performance in the conduct of world affairs."

All interested SLU students are welcome to participate in the Chapter's activities:

- Meet other students interested in internationalization at SLU
- Learn about internships, scholarships, study abroad, and other international opportunities
- Hear about exciting international programs, research, and scholarship
- Celebrate your achievements and have fun!

Sigma Iota Rho also annually inducts students, faculty, and honorary members into the ranks of the national honor society.

The requirements for national membership include:

- Completed course work in international studies including courses in relevant subject areas of anthropology, economics, foreign languages, geography, history, political science, and other related disciplines;
- Attained a junior standing and completed at least twenty-one (21) hours of course work toward the International Studies major, including at least two courses at the 300 or 400 levels;
- Attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher in all courses, and a grade point average of at least 3.4 in international studies courses;
- Must maintain full-time student status of at least twelve (12) hours to be a voting member or hold an office.

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