The Arkansas Iota Xi chapter of the National German Honors Society, Delta Phi Alpha (http://www.deltaphialpha.org/) was established in 1983. We have held an annual banquet and initiation every year since, and our membership now includes over 380 members, making us one of the most active chapters in the country. Students must have an overall B- average, a B+ average in German, be of sophomore standing or above, and have taken at least one junior level class. The German section purchases honors cords for each initiate to wear with their robes at commencement. The Delta Phi Alpha Faculty Advisor is Dr. Michael André.
In 2012, the German section was pleased to welcome the following 27 students as new initiates into Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honors Society:
John Paul Huber
Rocio Martinez Rendis
Dr.Wynfrid Kriegleder of the University of Vienna in Austria, was the featured speaker with a lecture on “Warum braucht man eine österreichische Literaturgeschichte?” (“Why does one need an Austrian literary history?”)
In 2011, nine German students were initiated into Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society. Our banquet speaker was Dr. Laurence Hare, of the Department of History, who shared with us his research into the Nazi fascination with archaeology and how German collaboration with Scandinavian lands prior to the National Socialist take over was affected. New student members represent both Fulbright College and the Engineering College and include:
John Broomfield (Graduate student member)
John Jacob Barkman
Robert Cheek, Jr.
Pamela Sue Hitchcock