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Call for Undergraduate Student Research Papers for presentation at the 2016 AAFCS Annual Meeting

Call for Undergraduate Student Research Papers for presentation at the 2016 AAFCS Annual Meeting in Bellevue, Washington – June 22-25, 2016

Undergraduate student members of Kappa Omicron Nu and Phi Upsilon Omicron are eligible to submit research papers for presentation at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting in Bellevue, Washington. A committee of professionals reviews all submitted research papers, and one will be selected for presentation. Applicants should understand that an award carries the obligation of presenting the paper at the Coordinating Council of Honor Societies Function at the 2016 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting, June 22-25, 2016 in Bellevue, Washington.

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Summer Internship Opportunity

Kappa Omicron Nu and the Association of College Honor Societies have an exciting opportunity for a summer internship exploring all facets of running an organization and serving a diverse student membership.

Hours, start and end dates are all flexible and a small stipend will be paid. Strong preference will be given to Kappa Omicron Nu members or members of other ACHS certified societies.

Please apply online before May 30, 2015 for summer openings.

Kappa Omicron Nu Forum: New Article

Postmodernism and Home Economics: Revitalizing the Conversation
By Sue L. T. McGregor, Mount Saint Vincent University

Abstract: Because we live in a postmodern time, the profession needs to continue to engage with the notion of postmodernism. To that end, this paper shares aspects of postmodernism and discusses whether or how home economics has addressed them over the years. Succinctly, home economists (family and consumer sciences, human sciences, human ecology) have rejected the ideas that society has no order, that ethics can be denied, and that there is no place for communicative rationality. In varying degrees, we have accepted relativism (unfortunately), pluralism, and complexity. The goal of this paper is to place postmodernism back on the philosophical radar of the profession as it moves forward into the 21st century.



Leaders in Family and Consumer Sciences

Leaders in Family and Consumer Sciences

—-DEADLINE EXTENDED: Please submit nominations by November 30, 2014—-
Leaders in Family and Consumer Sciences
Call for Nominations, Authors, and Reviewers

Joan McFadden and Ruth Ann Ball in collaboration with Kappa Omicron Nu and Dorothy Mitstifer are undertaking the publication of Leaders in Family and Consumer Sciences to document and recognize individuals who have contributed to advancing the quality and impact of the profession of family and consumer sciences/human sciences. Recognition will be given to educators, administrators and managers, human service and business professionals, researchers, and others in the multiple practice settings and content areas who have contributed to the development of the field of study and practice.

Nominations, authors, and reviewers are solicited for biographical and autobiographical manuscripts that recognize contributions that have not been documented in a book. Send an e-mail to to nominate leaders and volunteer as author and/or reviewer. Nominations, authors, and reviewers will be accepted until October 30, 2014 or until such time as book page limit has been reached. Timelines for completion of the first draft will be set with authors.

Read more about Guidelines for Authors and Submission Procedures here.