Monthly Archives: September 2009

Human Sciences Working Papers

The Human Sciences Working Papers Archive is designed to facilitate communication across the human sciences, to stimulate comment, and to make ideas quickly available. A working paper is a pre-publication that is circulated to colleagues at the local level, via the Internet, or through conferences. Despite access to publishing options in the human sciences, the opportunity is largely unavailable (at least nationally and internationally) for sharing working papers of innovative theoretical notions, theory-generating research, and research in progress. The editorial process is lengthy and uncertain, and more than half are rejected on average. Even Nobel Laureates have experienced rejection. The greater problem is for professionals and the public who never have the opportunity to explore the current work and new findings.


Two new papers have been published:

Members are invited to share current work. Professional work is protected because the author holds the copyright.

New Kappa Omicron Nu FORUM Issue

Volume 18, Number 2 of Kappa Omicron Nu FORUM features the theme, "Using the Constructivist Approach in Family and Consumer Sciences." The following authors share accounts of creating constructivist learning environments:

  • Cheryl Mimbs-Johnson – University of Kentucky
  • Barbara A Clauss – Indiana State University
  • Jacquleine W. Jensen – Eastern Kentucky University
    & Maxine L. Rowley – Brigham Young University
  • Candace Fox, Mt Vernon Nazarene University
  • Jaesook Gilbert, Northern Kentucky University
  • Gale Smith, University of British Columbia

Dorothy Mitstifer, Kappa Omicron Nu Editor, concludes the issue with policies and support systems that are likely to enhance teaching in higher education.

This issue will be expanded as more manuscripts are accepted. This is an invitation to submit a manuscript. See the Call for Papers at

Chapter Honors Firefighters on Sept. 11

The Kappa Alpha Theta Chapter of Eastern Illinois University responded to the Call to Ation to conduct a National Day of Service and Remembrance. The project was defined as "Kappa Omicron Nu Appreciates You" Day. According to Tynisa Watson, a Kappa OMicron officer, "This event is a great way for us to not only serve our community but also show appreciation to those who work hard to keep us safe." The chapter presented the Charleston-area fire departments with homemade cookies and a framed letter of appreciation. This was the chapter's method of honoring the victims and heroes of the 9/11 tragedy.