Kappa Delta Omicron is KON's Featured Chapter for April, 2012
Erica Pockell, Page McBrier, Allison DuPont, Nikki Angelos, Kristen Vislocky, Sarah Azam, and Chasity Johnson
Officers meet on a regular basis to plan meetings and determine the focus for the year. One highly successful event started when President Megan Wheeler asked officers at the first executive meeting to come up with a list of dreams for KON for the 2011-2012 year. A KON member at large, Allison DuPont, responded that her dream was to have a well-known children’s author, Page McBrier come to campus. Her enthusiasm prompted others at the table to think of ways that KON could raise the needed $1500 to bring Ms. McBrier to the campus. Other officers suggested other organizations on campus who would be interested in the project.
KON collaborated with other campus organizations to bring the author, Page McBrier, of Beatrice’s Goat to campus in November of 2011. Beatrice’s Goat is the true story of a girl from Uganda whose life was changed when her family received a goat from the nonprofit world hunger organization Heifer International.
Many different student organizations played a role in the event including: Kappa Delta Pi, Teaching Fellows, Habitat for Humanity, the Art Department and the Graduate Nutrition Program. The day’s events included a book signing, a campus lecture, and an interactive teaching workshop focusing on teaching children about global issues. (See photo of students with Page McBriar.)
On March 15, 2012, Kappa Delta Omicron inducted 34 new members to Kappa Omicron Nu from undergraduate majors in Child Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, Fashion Merchandising and Design, Interior Design, Foods and Nutrition, and Exercise and Sports Science, and a Master of Science in Nutrition. Families, friends, and faculty of the inductees attended the ceremony. All graduating senior received their KON honor cord. (See photo of new inductees.)
This spring we look forward to recognizing KON members who will be presenting their undergraduate research, interior design portfolios, and fashion designs at Celebrating Student Achievement Day on April 17, 2012. KON members will be encouraged to submit their research to the KON undergraduate research journal and to Conclave.
Kappa Delta Omicron 2012 Initiates