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2014-15 Report

Omicron Beta Gamma has completed the annual chapter report for 2014-15. Chapter Report B outlines chapters activities completed during the academic year.

This chapter report outlines chapter activity for the year 2014-15

Name of Human Sciences Unit:

Name of Administrator:

Dr. Thomas Pavkov

Chapter Vice President:

Rebecca Haq

Name of Adviser:

Dr. Mary Pritchard

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 61, including 29 initiate members.

Omicron Beta Gamma held meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

-September 23rd Program on food security and community gardens and guest speaker Rachel McBride spoke about her trip to Tanzania--Social Responsibility
-October 21st Emily Mead presented on scholar con and we invited prospective members to the meeting
-November 9th was Fall initiation where Julie Ramish spoke about working with families with autism.
-November 19th watched OMG GMOs and had a discussion
-March 4th Invitation stuffing for prospective initiates
-April 7th Ice cream social invited prospective initiates
-April 12th was Spring initiation where the CHHS Dean Block spoke about collaboration in your workforce.
-April 21st about Health At Every Size and first meeting for new initiates with guest speaker Dani Saubert and had officer elections
Guest speaker Rachel McBride's trip to Tanzania provided nutrition education and other nutrition services to a local town.

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

We worked at the Community Gardens at Northern Illinois University and we also volunteered at a soup kitchen FeedEm' Soup. We also collected food for a food pantry.

3. Tentative plans for next year

-March of Dimes participation in the Spring
-NIU Cares Day
-Cropwalk
-Coordinate times for nursing home volunteer hours
-Bullying
-March nutrition education month
-Autism awareness
-Submit a proposal for a campus wide council of Honors Societies

Student Organization Effectiveness Rubric

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

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: 5
Social Responsibility: 5
Sense of Civic Responsibility: 5

Faculty Support Benchmarks
Value for student organizations: 5
Professional/technical support to student organizations : 5
Faculty Participation in chapter activities : 4

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

Intrapersonal Benchmarks
Realistic self-appraisal, self-understanding, and self-respect: 5
Commitment to ethics and integrity : 5

Interpersonal Benchmarks
Meaningful Relationships: 5
Collaboration: 5

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