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Muskingum University
Phi Nu Chapter (1948)
International Foreign Language Honor Society

Phi Sigma Iota recognizes outstanding ability and high standards of students and faculty of foreign languages, literatures and cultures (including classics, linguistics, philology, comparative literature, ESL, bilingual education, and second language acquisition). It is the highest academic honor in the field of foreign languages. Phi Sigma Iota has initiated over 60,000 members since its foundation in 1917, and it has created and supports numerous scholarship programs. 

Muskingum University student receives
national award for excellence in language study

Caitlin Lewis, '05, was recognized nationally with the Phi Sigma Iota Founder's Award.  The award carries a $1,000 stipend.  As a French major and Spanish minor, Caitlin also held Muskingum's Morehead Award in French and was a member of the Lambda Sigma and Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Societies.  She served as President of the Phi Mu chapter of Phi Sigma Iota in 2004-05.  She worked as a student assistant in the International Programs Office and served as French House manager.  She presented her senior research on the poetics of Flaubert's /Un Coeur Simple/ at the Butler Undergraduate Research Conference in Indianapolis, IN in 2005.   Caitlin studied abroad at the Universite du Sud Toulon-Var and currently teaches English at the Institut Universitaire de Technologie in Nice, France.  She plans to earn a PhD in French.

Muskingum University German and International Affairs major Ryan Bobst was also honored with a 2006 Phi Sigma Iota award for his excellence in German language study. 

Professor of German Dr. Franz-Joseph Wehage advises the Muskingum chapter of Phi Sigma Iota.o