Crystal Duncan Lane of Eastern Illinois University was recently awarded the Kappa Omicron Nu Ruth E. Hawthorne Research Grant in the amount of $3,000 and the National Alumni Chapter Grant in the amount of $1,000 for a research project entitled “Tracing the Pink Ribbon: Investigating Family Resilience in Women with a History of Breast Cancer.” The objective of the research is to gain a better understanding of how resilience mediates the impact of adversity on family health.
Stephanie George, a senior nutrition major from Alpine, is president of Kappa Omicron Nu, an honor society for junior and senior family life and human development majors. She said SUU’s chapter focuses on professional development, service and improving leadership skills to prepare for graduate school.
“I’ve learned so much from the leadership positions,” she said. “I’m not afraid to go to grad school, and I feel confident with going on to the next stage in my life.”
George said being involved with the club has helped her make connections with people on and off SUU’s campus. She said the club invites professionals from different occupational fields to give advice, and the club also provides service to elementary schools and other organizations in the community.
Excerpt from “National Chapters Provide Students with Recognition,” SUUNEWS, Southern Utah University – March 27, 2013
Jennifer Doty of the University of Minnesota-St. Paul has been awarded a $4000 fellowship grant for her doctoral work in Family Science. Jennifer is studying the moderating effect of close relationships on family social capital and child outcomes. She completed her undergraduate work at Brigham Young University and her master’s work at Northern Illinois University.
The Kappa Omicron Nu Conclave Assembly of Delegates elected the following student members for the next two years.
Grace Chee (Omicron Alpha Chapter) – doctoral student at Michigan State University – Human Development and Family Studies
Brittany Cowdery (Nu Delta Chapter) – undergraduate student at Harding University – FCS Education
Megan Jackson (Kappa Alpha Theta Chapter) – graduate student at Eastern Illinois University – Gerontology
The video, Omicron Nu: A Celebration of 100 Years, was shown to Conclave delegates at the Thursday, August 9, 2012 dinner to fulfill the theme of Honor the Past. The video was written by Lisa Wooten Booth and Dorothy I. Mitstifer and produced by Brian Booth of id2net.com. The video is available by clicking on the Centennial link on the KON Homepage, www.kon.org. Also available on that link are photo galleries of the Conclave events.
Nu Alpha Gamma Chapter was installed May 10, 2012 at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, GA by Board Chair, Deborah Tippett. The chapter is housed in the School of Science and Technology discipline of Exercise Science. Dr. Karen Perell-Gerson is adviser.
The Bullying Initiative: Service-Learning Project was launched at Conclave by Lorna Browne, Kappa Omicron Nu contractor for developing the project. The web site, http://chapters.kon.org/bullying, 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.
Jenna Sethi (National Alumni Chapter) – University of Minnesota – Family, Youth, and Community – “Co-Creating Community Change: A Critical Examination of Media, Youth, and Violence.”
Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head – (Omicron Gamma) – South Dakota State University – “Developing Financial Capability for Native American College Students.”
K. Lanae Ball (Omicron Alpha Kappa) – UNC-Greensboro – Human Development & Family Studies – “To What Extent Changes in Lifestyle and Food Environment Affects Food Insecurity among Recently Arrived Refugees in the U.S.”