Announcing New Online
Collegiate Member Newsletter
other official publications of Kappa Omicron Nu, the Collegiate Member
Newsletter fills an important membership niche: the active members of
college chapters. Kappa Omicron Nu Dialogue serves all members as a
newsletter, Kappa Omicron Nu FORUM is the peer-reviewed journal,
Kappa Omicron Nu Spotlight communicates an overview of the annual
activities to special groups and meetings, and the Kappa Omicron Nu Chapter
Newsletter keeps chapters informed of current news, new initiatives,
programming ideas, and deadlines. This set of publications demonstrates that
communication is an important responsibility of the KON leadership for linking
with the ownership.
publications serve all membership categories, this new online publication will
directly speak to the interests and concerns of undergraduate and graduate
students. The Collegiate Member Newsletter is the outcome of Board
discussion and implemented by Tambra Stevenson and Dorothy Mitstifer with the
help of Lisa Wootton Booth's design expertise. A link to this publication can
be found on the scrolling index on the Kappa Omicron Nu Home Page.
Student Board Members
Erika C. Barnhart - Senior, East Carolina University
I am so
pleased to have the opportunity to serve as a Student Board Member for KON. I
am studying Human Development and Family Services in the College of Human
Ecology and also serve as president of the Nu Iota Chapter. I am anxious to
graduate next May to continue my studies on a professional level and know this
experience will prove beneficial.
I would like
to remind everyone from Conclave of the amazing experience we had. I hope that
you all will stay motivated and start this new school year as empowered
leaders of your local chapters. Take with you what we learned, and when times
are challenging perhaps you can look back on the group sharing activities we
participated in at the end of Conclave. I hope this will help you to remember
what KON's mission is and why it is so important.
Santos - Senior, Baylor University
I will be
graduating in December with a degree in Fashion Design with a minor in
Business Administration. My plans are to seek employment after graduation.
I feel very
honored to be elected as a Student Board Member. I look forward to working in
collaborative efforts to accomplish the mission of Kappa Omicron Nu and to
meeting delegates at the 2005 Conclave and Undergraduate Research Conference.
(Cathy) Schon - Junior, Carson-Newman College
I am studying
Interior Design and am a member of the Women's Soccer team. My hope is to go
to graduate school once I graduate and get a Masters in Architecture.
was an awarding experience for me. I learned so much about KON. I was just
initiated last spring so Conclave was very informative for me. The purpose of
KON is so much more understandable now that I've attended Conclave, and I
would recommend it to anyone who has the chance. I met so many amazing people
and learned a lot as well.
This program has been developed by Kappa Omicron Nu to give college
students and professionals the resources necessary to share hands-on Family
& Consumer Sciences (FCS) experiences with schoolchildren ages 9-12. This
program intends to make a contribution to understanding of family and consumer
sciences careers by showing children that:
FCS makes important
contributions to everyday life.
Children can use FCS
knowledge to improve their lives.
Careers in FCS can be fun
How does the
Kids & Family &
Consumer Sciences program provides college students and professionals
with a wide variety of hands-on FCS activities and demonstrations that are safe
and age-appropriate. Existing activities will be collected in a central
resource. Each activity will conclude with a short description of the
applicable career, including how specialized knowledge is used in professional
Web Site Template
have already served as pilots for this new service. Contact the National Office
to download our free chapter website template so that you
can establish your own web presence via your university's server. The
components of the template include a Home Page, links to National Kappa Omicron
Nu and external FCS/student resources, an About Our Chapter page (short history
to be developed by local chapter), Chapter Officers and Addresses, and your
chapter's local events Calendar. The site is designed to require little or no
design work and a minimum of local maintenance. However, you must be willing to
commit to its upkeep prior to download. See the announcement in the scrolling newsreader at the bottom of the KON homepage.
Delegate Forum at
Forum gave members (owners) the direct opportunity to communicate values and
discuss benefits, issues, and service of Kappa Omicron Nu. The Board has a
responsibility to educate itself regarding the values held by the members it
represents and shall act always under the influence of those values. Thus, the
following data will guide the Board during the next biennium.
membership through conducting required programs and developing
about specializations within FCS/Human Sciences
resources and chapter guidance
education at all levels
of and collaboration among majors
speaking tips and experience
The Board of
Directors will be exploring how to use this feedback to enhance Kappa Omicron
Nu programs and services. Specific implementation ideas are appreciated, so empower
yourself to contribute.
from the Road Runner
spirit of the Road Runner is about progress, not tradition. Coyotes say
"It won't work" but Road Runners say "Why not? Let's invent
some new rules."
From Beep! Beep!
Competing in the Age of the Road Runner by Chip R. Bell & Oren Harari
Nu Collegiate Member Newsletter, Volume 1, No. 2 Executive Director
and Editor: Dorothy I. Mitstifer. © Copyright 2003 by Kappa Omicron Nu
Honor Society, PO Box 798, Okemos, MI 48805-0798. Telephone: 517.351.8335