A Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society Publication

Volume 6, Issue 1 - Summer, 2008


Benefits (Why Kappa Omicron Nu?)



News & Events



Site Index

KON Home Page

Kappa Omicron Nu


Tenth KON Leadership Institute & Undergraduate Research Conference

Radisson Hotel at Opryland

2401 Music Valley Drive
Nashville, Tennessee

August 6-9, 2009


Reflective Human Action Flash Presentation & Interactive Activities
DiSC Personality Profile Analysis & Education
Appreciative Inquiry - Social Responsibility
Undergraduate Research Presentations
Award Banquet and Address

Global Summit on Social Responsibility

Kappa Omicron Nu and the Association of College Honor Societies were represented by Dorothy Mitstifer at the SR Summit sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives. The Summit held April 30-May 2, 2008 at the new Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center near Washington, DC, captured both a live and virtual flood of enthusiasm and ideas for how associations can help solve some of the world’s biggest problems. The Global Summit was designed to accomplish five goals: share strengths and celebrate successes, further the business case for social responsibility, identify the unique competencies and capacities that associations bring to social responsibility, generate guiding social responsibility principles for associations, and take action. The “appreciative inquiry” planning process was used as a strength-based approach to change. Alignment of strengths makes weaknesses irrelevant.

Mitstifer is a member of a task group that is working on branding the SR initiative with Seven Wonders of the Socially Responsible World—peace/security, education, environment, health, social justice, prosperity, and innovation/technology—see Sachs, J. (2008). Common wealth: Economics for a crowded planet. New York: Penguin Press.

The Kappa Omicron Nu Board will explore plans for follow-through on this important initiative. Members are invited to share ideas and volunteer for planning the Kappa Omicron Nu participation in this initiative. 

Attention: Undergraduate Researchers

The opportunity to publish manuscripts, papers, and reports is available in the Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences and to present highlights of your research in a national forum are described on the Undergraduate Research Community Web site (see URC link on Homepage: www.kon.org). 

Internship Scholarships Available

The Association of College Honor Societies has developed partnership relationships with three organizations. The opportunities are listed below. See partner links on the Home page, www.achsnatl.org

Association of College Honor Societies/
Washington Internship Institute Scholarship

ACHS and WII are pleased to announce that inducted student members of the ACHS societies will be awarded a merit-based $500 scholarship for the ACHS/WII Washington Internship Program. Every inducted student member of Kappa Omicron Nu is eligible for this scholarship.

Association of College Honor Societies/
The Fund for American Studies (Georgetown University)

ACHS and The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) are pleased to announce that one inducted student member of Kappa Omicron Nu will be awarded a merit-based $1000 scholarship for a TFAS Summer Institute or Capital Semester.


Association of College Honor Societies/
Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

In recognition of the high quality students that enroll in The Washington Center's internship program and the outstanding academic achievements of ACHS honor society students, starting with the spring 2006 semester, The Washington Center is pleased to provide three $1,000 scholarships a year to students who are members of Kappa Omicron Nu.


2009-2010 Awards

National Grants to Chapters

Variable grants awarded to chapters for chapter awards.

LeaderShape Institute Award - One-week Leadership Education Experience

Master's Fellowship 

Eileen C. Maddex Fellowship - $2,000 awarded annually from an endowment in the Omicron Nu Fellowship Fund in honor of her contributions as Omicron Nu Executive Director.

National Alumni Fellowship - $2,000 awarded biennially by the National Alumni Chapter.

Doctoral Fellowships

Hettie Margaret Anthony Fellowship - $2,000 awarded for doctoral study from the Kappa Omicron Phi Fellowship Fund in honor of her as founder of Kappa Omicron Phi at Northwest Missouri State.

Omicron Nu Research Fellowship - $2,000 awarded annually for doctoral research from the Omicron Nu Fellowship Fund.

Marjorie M. Brown Dissertation Fellowship - four classifications of critical science research awards are available; one award among these alternatives will be granted annually - $10,000.

Research/Project Grants - Cross-Specialization and Integrative Research

National Alumni Chapter Grant - $1,000 awarded annually as a project of the National alumni chapter.

New Initiatives Grant - $3,000 awarded annually from the Kappa Omicron Nu New Initiatives Fund.

For more information and applications for all of these, see www.kon.org/awards/grants.html.

Learning from the Road Runner

"Rule 1: Everyone Is a Full Player

Universal membership . . . everyone can be more like the Road Runner . . . egalitarian culture . . . open-book management . . . every employee an owner . . . You, Inc. . . . demise of rank and emergence of a brain-based economy . . . no more secrets . . . employees who go through tunnels painted on the side of mountains . . . full player means fully engaged . . . everybody plans . . . no benchwarmers. Make 100 percent inclusion your modus operandi."

From Beep! Beep! Competing in the Age of the Road Runner by Chip R. Bell & Oren Harari (2000), p. 54.

Kappa Omicron Nu Collegiate Member Newsletter, Volume 6, No. 1 — Executive Director and Editor: Dorothy I. Mitstifer. © Copyright 2008 by Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, PO Box 798, Okemos, MI 48805-0798. Telephone: 517.351.8335 — — e-mail: info@kon.org.