Nu Iota Chapter of East Carolina University's College of Human Ecology recently held the 2009 Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum. Emily Allen's interior design team presented, "The Unplugged Office Building: How ECU Can Demonstrate a Commitment to Sustainable Design." The presentation beat more than eight other competitors representing nutrition, child development, and interior design academic programs. The KON forum offers human ecology students a chance to present research and creative endeavors in a public forum as in professional association conferences.
The following awards have been announced for 2009-2010:
Bridget E. Hatfield of the Omicron Alpha Kappa Chapter at University of North Carolina-Greensboro has been awarded the Omicron Nu Research Award for doctoral study in human development and family studies. Bridget is examining the influence of child characteristics and the child care environment on physiological stress in young children.
Brandy R. McCann of the Omicron Beta Zeta Chapter of Virginia Tech University has been awarded the Hettie Margaret Anthony Kappa Omicron Phi Fellowship for doctoral study in human development and family studies. Brandy is examining ways in which new generations of older adults construct their social selves.
Carol E. Darling, Marsha Rehm, Catherine Coccia, Ming Cui, and Shridhar Sathe of the Omicron Pi Chapter of Florida State University have been awarded the Kappa Omicron Nu New Initiatives Research Grant. Their project, The Role of Parenting and Adolescent Health in Difficult Times: Changes and Challenges, is designed to gain a deeper understanding of possible developmental changes in adolescent health behaviors and their association with overindulgent parenting, especially during the current difficult economic times.
These benefits of membership are awarded annually on a competitive basis.
Chad Hay, the Nu Eta Chapter Treasurer, was recently named "Mr. TSU" (Tarleton State University). This selection was made by the student body and is given to someone who has been involved in campus-wide organizations and activities. Congratulations, Chad.
Dr. Richard Sale, the Nu Eta Chapter Adviser, was awarded the "Moore-Bowman Award" from the Texas Council on Family Relations at the annual conference in March. This award is presented annually to an individual who has given outstanding service to families in Texas. Congratulations, Richard.