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2013-14 Annual Report

Kappa Chi has completed the annual chapter report for 2013-14. Chapter Report B outlines chapters activities completed during the academic year.

This chapter report outlines chapter activity for the year 2013-14

Name of Human Sciences Unit:

Name of Administrator:

Chapter Vice President:

Mallory Boyle

Name of Adviser:

Sister Denise M. Mollica, IHM

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 46, including 22 initiate members.

Kappa Chi held 9 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

10/7 – Theme for the year: Obesity Prevention
Discussed events / community service for the year
10/08 – Night in Italy event
10/21 – Flyers for Night in Italy with nutrition facts and portion sizing for the meal was a great idea.
Is it possible to have a spot in the Mac Ed series in November or the Spring
11/04 – planned the nutrition reading session (book & activity) for the first grade class at Villa Maria Lower School / we received the date for the Safe Harbor Dinner (March 30 at 6:00 PM) / a possibility
of having a Heart Healthy Dinner in February / NO Mac Ed as the series is already in place /
Heifer Organization – let’s look into this
11/18 – finalized plans for Nutrition reading session – Streganonna using My Plate
11/20 – Nutrition reading session (2 first grades joined together) - event
02/12 – evaluated the Nutrition reading session – this went well
Joined forces with FCS Club, SDA, and Nursing Club to plan and prepare a Heart Healthy
Dinner for the IU Community – complete with nutrition facts & portion sizing and a canned good
donation that was given to a local food bank
02/20 – Heart Healthy Dinner - event
02/26 – evaluated the Heart Healthy Dinner – huge success – about 120 people attended/ began to plan
specifics for the Safe Harbor dinner
03/19 – finalize Safe Harbor plans / make serious plans for induction – panel speakers / what will be
served / who will get what / slide show giving a visual overview of our activities for the year /
nominations for next year generated by survey monkey
03/30 – Safe Harbor Dinner - event
04/02 – evaluated the Safe Harbor dinner – great success; however, only a small turnout to help /
nominations / serious planning for induction – finalize speakers
04/13 – Kappa Omicron Nu Induction - event
04/16 – evaluated the induction – all went well / will send the Survey Monkey email for nominations
followed by a second email for voting / the president will take responsibility for these /
evaluation of 2013-14 projects / brainstorm new ideas

2. Campus or community projects, activities, or events:

- provided flyers with nutrition facts and portion sizing for the FCS Club's charitable fund raiser for Maxwell Center for Home Economics in Haiti
- planned the nutrition reading session with activities using My Plate for the first grade class at Villa Maria Lower School
- joined forces with FCS Club, SDA, and Nursing Club to provide a Heart Healthy Dinner for the IU Community at large
- planned and prepared a nutritious dinner for the guests at Safe Harbor Homeless shelter in West Chester
- planned and conducted the Kappa Omicron Nu induction ceremony

3. Tentative plans for next year

- Continue planning nutrition lessons and reading to the students at Villa Maria Lower School
- Work on Suicide Awareness / Bullying program
- Plan / prepare / and deliver dinner to the guests at Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter
- Discuss and participate in Sunday Suppers (serving and giving nutrition tips) in Philadelphia
- Continue to partner with a local nursing home on activities

Student Organization Effectiveness Rubric

Chapter Effectiveness Benchmarks
Registration with appropriate institutional office: 3
Participation in institutional training for student groups: 4
Procedures for election of officers: 4
Officer training plan: 4
Structure for selection and initiation of members: 4
Structure for member input into setting goals for chapter activities: 4
Process for planning annual activities to respond to goals: 5
Participation in national conference: 1

Learning Benchmarks
Co-curricular activities that enhance academic goals: 4
Activities respond to shared goals: 4
Participation in National Required Program initiative: 4
Effective leadership: 4
Social Responsibility: 5
Sense of Civic Responsibility: 5

Faculty Support Benchmarks
Value for student organizations: 4
Professional/technical support to student organizations : 4
Faculty Participation in chapter activities : 3

Evaluation Benchmarks
Yearly evaluation of chapter activities: 5
Yearly evaluation of programming: 5

Intrapersonal Benchmarks
Realistic self-appraisal, self-understanding, and self-respect: 3
Commitment to ethics and integrity : 4

Interpersonal Benchmarks
Meaningful Relationships: 4
Collaboration: 4

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