Monthly Archives: April 2010

Nu Phi Chapter Installed

Kappa Omicron Nu is happy to announce that Nu Phi Chapter was installed at the University of New Haven (CT) on Friday, April 23, 2010. Georgia Chavent is director of the nutrition and dietetics program, and Holly Betts is the chapter adviser. Congratulations.
Dorothy I. Mitstifer visited the campus to install the chapter and to speak at the Induction Ceremony of the Honor Society for Experiential Education. Her address, Connecting Honor Societies to a Broader Social Meaning, focused on empowerment and the responsibilities of honor societies—-and honor society members.

Athletic Training Featured in URJHS

The Undergraduate Journal for the Human Sciences is pleased to announce the publication of a special edition, “Selected Topics in Athletic Training.” Our congratulations to the following members of Nu Omicron Chapter at California University of Pennsylvania: Courtney Footskulak, Greg Harrison, Deidra McFate, Erica D. Carlyn Stuart, and Leslie Willis. Dr. Rebecca Hess was the writing adviser, and Dr. Joni Roh is the chapter adviser. Click on URC on the homepage, www.kon.org.
Again, congratulations.

Class Project Published in URJHS

The Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences is pleased to announce the publication, “Art: The Artist, The Land, The Community.” Four South Dakota State University students contributed manuscripts to this class project in the Honors Art Appreciation course taught by Dr. Leda Cempellin.
The theme grew out of the 2010 Upper Midwest Honors Conference: “Mitakuye Oyasin,” roughly translated in the Dakota/Nakota/Lakota language as “we are all related.” Artists studied were Maya Lin, Andy Goldworthy, Jim Deneven, and Wanda Gag.

Kappa Omicron Nu Research Grant

It is a pleasure to announce that Dr. Ronald L. Mullis of the Florida State University has been awarded a New Initiatives Grant for 2010-2011. Dr. Mullis and doctoral student, Mercedes Nalls, will examine the advice and support of siblings and peers in identity formation related to the career and educational goals of emerging adults. The title of the research project is “New Initative: Relations between Sibling Support and Identity Formation Processes.”
Congratulations Ronald and Mercedes.

Kappa Omicron Nu Fellowship Awards

It is a pleasure to announce the following fellowship awards for 2010-2011.

  • Jennifer R. Walsh of the University of Maine – Hettie Margaret Anthony Doctoral Fellowship – Ms. Walsh is examining ways that a community-based participatory approach can understand the complex behavioral and environmental factors that influence health and quality of life among young adults, particularly concerning excessive weight gain.

  • Catherine C. Coccia of the Florida State University – Omicron Nu Research Doctoral Fellowship – Ms. Coccia is studying the role of overindulgent parenting in diet and health behaviors of emerging adults.
    Congratulations Jennifer and Catherine.