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Chapter Report 2016-17 Print E-mail

Nu Omicron has completed the annual chapter report for 2016-17. Chapter Report B outlines chapters activities completed during the academic year.

This chapter report outlines chapter activity for the year 2016-17

Name of Human Sciences Unit:

Name of Administrator:

Chapter Vice President:

Name of Adviser:

Joni Roh

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 8, including 2 initiate members.

Nu Omicron held 3 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

September 29, 2016: First meeting of the school year. Had an account balance update ($351.80); Discussed possible Texas Roadhouse Rolls or Yankee Candle online orders or Finals week basket as fundraising ideas, to be determined which fundraiser the club will do. The Organization Fair was talked about, we planned on combining a table with the Athletic Training Club. KON members were reminded that they need to join Orgsync and our Facebook page. President Megan Mathews reminded the club that inducted student members; dues are paid for with their KON fees, professional members continue to pay dues. Dr. Roh brought to the club’s attention that there are Kappa Omicron Nu scholarships available and on the KON website, due February 1st. The Club discussed New Mexico State petitioning to start a chapter of KON, our chapter was unanimously in agreement that New Mexico State should start a chapter. President Megan Mathews discussed the service program the chapter would do, past programs included presentations at high schools, new program ideas are career fairs and high school tours. Dr Roh, Dr. Biddington requested the Seniors to submit their research papers for publication, Research advisors were assigned to all senior members, they are as follows:
 Jana: Dr. Roh
 Selena: Dr. Biddington
 Megan: Mr. Giovannucci
Things completed within the year: Org Fair was a success; All members joined Org Sync; High School Tours went really well.
Things not completed within the year: A fundraiser was planned through the university but fell through last minute; no seniors submitted for publications; no one applied for KON scholarships.
November 18, 2016: Had a balance update ($351.80); President Megan Mathews and President Elect Bethany Carns planned on going to talk to the underclassmen about KON and the requirements to be accepted; they planned on talking to the sophomore and junior classes during Clin Ed. The Induction ceremony was discussed; the date was set for February 27, 2017 at 11am in Old Main Chapel, Seth Campbell will be the speaker, President Megan Mathews and President Elect Bethany Carns will be making the flyers and brochures about the chapter, along with the programs for the ceremony, the chapter will not find out new members until the semester has ended and grades are submitted.
Things completed within the year: President Megan Mathews and President Elect Bethany Carns went to talk to the underclassmen about KON; the induction ceremony was held on February 27, 2017.
Things not completed within the year: All things discussed at this meeting were accomplished.


March 3, 2017: Had a balance update ($351.80); Induction was scheduled for February 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Old Main Chapel, President Megan Mathews and President Elect Bethany Carns made programs for the ceremony. 2 members (Michael McGarvey, Abigail Sachse) were inducted. Seniors received their cords and awards (Outstanding Leadership to Alisha Swalin, Outstanding Service to Jana Barnhart, and Outstanding Research to Megan Mathews) were presented at the ceremony; Mindi Fisher volunteered to be the photographer. Medals were also presented to the new officers President Elect Bethany Carns, Treasurer Selena Fushimi-Karns, and Treasurer Alisha Swalin of the chapter. The decision to hold additional meetings after induction was made so newly inducted members had a better understanding of the organization and the E-board positions/roles.
Things completed within the year: Induction was held on February 27th, 2017.
Things not completed within the year: All items were completed from this meeting.

March 24, 2017: Had a balance update ($351.80); Nominations were taken for the upcoming year’s E-Board, Since there are four openings each member had to be nominated for an open position.
Things completed within the year: Nominations were taken and voting will occur at the next meeting
Things not completed within the year: All things discussed at this meeting were accomplished.

April 11 2017: Had a balance update ($351.80); The Club partnered with the Athletic Training Club for Harry Potter Weekend at California University of PA as a fundraiser, but at the last minute, the university canceled the event. President Megan Matthews presented a community service opportunity on April 27, 2017, it’s Cal U’s Take Your Child To Work Day, 8:30am-3pm Cal U is looking for volunteers. There was a vote held for the 4 open officer positions for the 2017-2018 school year.
-Bethany will move up to President
- President Elect: Michael McGravey
- Vice President: Alisha Swalin
-Secretary: Abigail Sachse
- Treasurer: Tyler Krizan
All newly elected officers and current officers will have a meeting on May 2,2017 to complete the end of the year forms, Job training for specific positions will be done this day.

Things completed within the year: President Megan Mathews participated in Take Your Child to Work Day; Elections took place for the 2017-2018 school year.
Things not completed within the year: All things discussed at this meeting were completed within the year.
May 2, 2017: Had a balance update ($351.80); During this brief meeting the old officers are job training the new officers and completing end of the year forms and new forms for the 2017-2018 officers.
Things completed within the year: : All things discussed at this meeting were accomplished.
Things not completed within the year: All things discussed at this meeting were accomplished.

Required Program:
Officers and committees were guided by Dr. Joni Roh to run chapter events and meetings. President Megan Mathews and President-elect Bethany Carns maintained weekly contact with Dr. Joni Roh to plan out the upcoming events, meetings, etc. Regular updates were made to OrgSync as well as the alumni Facebook page in order for all members to be up to date with campus events, national KON events, meeting minutes, job postings, internship opportunities, graduate assistant opportunities.
- All induction guidelines were met during the initiation process.
- On April 25, 2017 newly inducted members of the chapter, Michael McGarvey and Abby Sachse presented their research at the Strike a Spark conference.
-Several KON members are University Mentors to underclassman. University Mentors are a body of upperclassmen that help guide underclassmen through their college career.
Other KON themes:
- Three members (President Megan Mathews, Vice President Jana Barnhart, Michael McGarvey) volunteered as medical personnel at the Winter Special Olympics of Pennsylvania 2017.
- President Megan Mathews, Vice President Jana Barnhart, President-elect Bethany Carns, Treasurer Selena Fushimi-Karns, Secretary Alisha Swalin, assisted in the High School visits to Cal U for the cadaver lab, modalities demonstration, and taping/bracing demonstration on different dates throughout the entire year.
- In May 2017, President Megan Mathews, President Elect Bethany Carns, Vice President Jana Barnhart and Treasurer Selena Fushimi-Karns, along with all the new officers, Michael McGarvey, Abigail Sachse, Tyler Krizan came together and taught the respective persons the duties required of them and handed over all user names and passwords needed. The form for our Student Association Incorporation was submitted to their offices with all the new officers names and contact information. Tyler Krizan, the new Treasurer, was trained on how to manage the books and which forms are needed from SAI when money is either deposited or withdrawn. Abigail Sachse, the new Secretary, was informed about creating agendas, taking notes, and posting to the OrgSync and FB websites. Alisha Swalin, the new VP was trained on how to post all information to the websites (all activities, all meetings, all notes, all budgets, etc.). Michael McGarvey, the new President-Elect will be shadowing the new President, Bethany Carns throughout the year.

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

Members this year have taken many actions to help the campus and community. Their projects, activities and events are listed and described below. Dr. Roh has led our chapter by example. She has participated in the following events. Over the past few months the following achievements have occurred throughout our chapter and have been recognized at the national level.
1) Students and Faculty worked together on Campus and in the Community to complete the following service events. Involvement in community service has drastically increased over the past few years in the Nu Omicron Chapter after asking each student to participate in more community service each year. Many students went above and beyond to provide community service in a variety of ways by participating in the Winter Games Special Olympics, Take Your Child to Work Day, and the high school visits to our Cal U facilities.
2) Students continue to work with their faculty mentors to complete a literature review and submit to the URJHS.
Student Professional Presentations
On April 11, 2017 President Megan Mathews presented her Senior Honors Thesis project.
Student Community Service Activities
• Special Olympics – KON students and Faculty members took some time from their teaching and schoolwork to volunteer for the Winter Special Olympics Pennsylvania. Students and Faculty worked as Athletic Trainers and EMTs to provide medical coverage at winter sporting events.
• Several KON members partnered with the Athletic Training Club and helped out the California Methodist Church with packing lunches for local elementary students that do not always receive meals on the weekends.
Campus Service Activities
• Many KON members are active participants in the University Wide Mentoring program where they give support to first year students in athletic training.

3. Tentative plans for next year

The Nu Omicron Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu will be having a few new additions and activities in the next year. To encourage a greater number of members involved throughout the school year, the members decided that providing information to freshmen in the health sciences might help to increase interest in membership. This year presentations were made in our Clinical Education class in order to provide and hand out informational pamphlets. Also, we have expanded our membership to Athletic Training, Physical Therapist Assistants, Health Wellness and Fitness and Gerontology majors, while reaching out to the Nursing and Social Work majors, as well. Our chapter plans to attend the graduate athletic training education program class in August to present the values of KON to encourage graduate student membership. Students who are interested will be provided with an application that will be sent to and reviewed by the E-board. If they have met the chapter’s requirements, which will be verified by the faculty in the graduate Athletic Training program, then will be invited to attend the monthly meetings. Our chapter will continue to inform and encourage undergraduate and graduate membership in the Athletic Training, Gerontology, and Physical Therapist Assistant programs.
To continue scholarship and research involvement with our members, each senior will be encouraged to work closely with the URC representative, Jeff Giovannucci, and any other faculty willing to assist, to write and submit their research to the KON undergraduate journal (URJHS) for review. Any student, graduate or undergraduate, will be encouraged to present their research at the Cal U Academic Excellence Days (AED) and will work closely with Dr. Carol Biddington. The Nu Omicron Chapter would also like to encourage its current members to apply for KON scholarships, fellowships and grants.
Specific to community service, the chapter plans to continue the presentation at Strike a Spark at California university of Pennsylvania. The Nu Omicron Chapter will participate with the Stockings for Troops, Relay for Life, and The Big Event. We will be looking for another candidate to attend ScholarCon in June of 2018.
We will be holding a fundraiser at the beginning of the fall semester in order to support our efforts in serving our community, promoting our organization, and helping with financial support to send a student to ScholarCon/Conclave 2018.
The Nu Omicron Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu will be having a few new additions and activities in the next year. To encourage a greater number of members involved throughout the school year, the members decided that providing information to freshmen in the health sciences might help to increase interest in membership. This year presentations were made in our Clinical Education class in order to provide and hand out informational pamphlets. Also, we have expanded our membership to Athletic Training, Physical Therapist Assistants, Health Wellness and Fitness and Gerontology majors, while reaching out to the Nursing and Social Work majors, as well. Our chapter plans to attend the graduate athletic training education program class in August to present the values of KON to encourage graduate student membership. Students who are interested will be provided with an application that will be sent to and reviewed by the E-board. If they have met the chapter’s requirements, which will be verified by the faculty in the graduate Athletic Training program, then will be invited to attend the monthly meetings. Our chapter will continue to inform and encourage undergraduate and graduate membership in the Athletic Training, Gerontology, and Physical Therapist Assistant programs.
To continue scholarship and research involvement with our members, each senior will be encouraged to work closely with the URC representative, Jeff Giovannucci, and any other faculty willing to assist, to write and submit their research to the KON undergraduate journal (URJHS) for review. Any student, graduate or undergraduate, will be encouraged to present their research at the Cal U Academic Excellence Days (AED) and will work closely with Dr. Carol Biddington. The Nu Omicron Chapter would also like to encourage its current members to apply for KON scholarships, fellowships and grants.
Specific to community service, the chapter plans to continue the presentation at Strike a Spark at California university of Pennsylvania. The Nu Omicron Chapter will participate with the Stockings for Troops, Relay for Life, and The Big Event. We will be looking for another candidate to attend ScholarCon in June of 2018.
We will be holding a fundraiser at the beginning of the fall semester in order to support our efforts in serving our community, promoting our organization, and helping with financial support to send a student to ScholarCon/Conclave 2018.

Student Organization Effectiveness Rubric

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

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

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

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

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

Interpersonal Benchmarks
Meaningful Relationships: NA
Collaboration: NA

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