This student organization is open to majors and minors, alike, in Communication Studies or Corporate Communication. It provides opportunities for:

  • Networking
  • Experiential Learning
  • Friendships / Socializing
  • Resume Enhancement & much, much more

Faculty Advisor for Commrades:

Glen Williams  (assisted by Roseanna Whitlow, faculty member) 
Office phone: (573) 651-2247
Fax: (573) 651-5967
Mailing address: Grauel Building MS 2750
Office location: Grauel Building Room 107
E-mail address:

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Southeast Debate Team

The Southeast Debate Team is a highly successful and award-winning team that gives students of any major the opportunity to sharpen and show off their oral communication skills within the argumentative arena. The Southeast Debate Team has received national awards from the National Educational Debate Association. In addition, the team was ranked first in the nation for the 2001-2002 school year and has steadily won awards since.

Faculty Advisor for the Debate Team:
Dr. Larry Underberg
Office phone: (573) 651-2514
Fax: (573) 651-5967
Mailing address: Grauel Building MS 2750
Office location: Grauel Building Room 217 I
E-mail address:
Web site:

Lamba Pi Eta

Our chapter of Lamba Pi Eta, the National Honorary Society for Undergraduates in Communication, is the Kappa Delta chapter. Lamba Pi Eta is an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), and has 420 active chapters at colleges and universities worldwide.

Each letter of Lamba Pi Eta represents what Aristotle identified as the principal modes of persuasion. The first, logic, plays a central role in deliberations and problem solving. The second, pathos (emotional appeal), constitutes a driving force that animates individuals and groups and is at the heart of virtue. The third, ethos (or character / credibility), is also vital to one’s ability to influence others; one must be perceived as knowledgeable, trustworthy and having goodwill in order to be respected and believed.

In order to become a member of Lamba Pi Eta, a student must fulfill the following requirements:

  • have completed at least 60 semester hours
  • have completed at least 12 semester hours of communication study
  • have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • have a communication studies GPA of at least 3.25
  • be in the upper 35 percent of their graduating class
  • be in good standing with our University
  • display commitment to the field / ethics of communication

Chapter Advisor: 

Dr. Larry Underberg
Office location: Grauel Building 217 I 
Office phone: (573) 651-2514
E-mail address:  

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