Author Archives: Dorothy Mitstifer

Bullying Initiative Launched

The Bullying Initiative: Service-Learning Project was launched at Conclave by Lorna Browne, Kappa Omicron Nu contractor for developing the project. The web site,, provides background information and resources for KON chapter service-learning programs related to the problem of bullying as it exists in schools throughout the United States. Other student and community groups are invited to use this resource.

Jump with Jill Show Featured at Centennial Conclave

Conclave delegates and elementary kids from the Lansing (MI) area had fun and learned about food and exercise for health with Jill Jayne, The Rockstar Nutritionist. Jill is a KON member from Omicron Tau Chapter. After the Jump with Jill Show, Jill shared her experience of developing her Note to Health business and instructed delegates regarding activities they might conduct in campus communities. A handout is available to KON members that describes nutrition education through entertainment.

Ruth E. Hawthorne Research Grant

Congratulations to Leann Schaeffer and her colleagues, Anne Weiner and Brian Miller, of the University of Akron, recipients of the Kappa Omicron Nu Ruth E. Hawthorne Research Grant. This award is for the research program, “Should Future Dietetic Graduates Know How to Cook? Assessment of the Food Preparation and Culinary Skills of Dietetic Coordinated Program Students.”

Marjorie M. Brown Distinguished Professor Award

Sue McGregor of Mount Saint Vincent University (Halifax, Nova Scotia) was recently awarded the Kappa Omicron Nu Marjorie M. Brown Distinguished Professor Award. The objective of this award is to recognize and reward the use of critical social theory in scholarship and research. The individual must have achieved national or international prominence and a distinguished reputation within the human sciences through significant contributions to the research literature and/or through accomplished teaching.

Watch for Opportunity to Vote for Best Chapter Story

Kappa Omicron Nu is pleased to announce a call for video submissions on YouTube!
There are many success stories about KON chapter programming using the theme: The Seven Wonders of the Socially Responsible World, including TAKING IT TO THE STREETS on the critical issue of childhood obesity. Chapters will have the opportunity to tell their stories via YouTube.
Voting will commence April 15 and continue until April 20. Members can vote as many times as they wish for the best Video Story. See the Homepage at