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Annual Report 2013-14

Kappa Beta Xi 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:

Dept of Family and Consumer Sciences

Name of Administrator:

Dr. Kitty R. Coffey

Chapter Vice President:

Co-Pres Kenna McCully and Bethany Parker

Name of Adviser:

Dr. Diana D. Carroll

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 21, including 9 initiate members.

Kappa Beta Xi held 9 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

Sept 10, 2013 Officers Training and Program Planning Themes
We reviewed the 2012-2013 Annual Report, Part B, determined meeting dates, discussed officer responsibilities and planned for activities for the year. Beta Xi celebrates 45 years at CN this year. Dr. Carroll will have a “History Moments” at each meeting to connect with our past. Chelsea, our secretary sent out minutes of the officer training meeting.
Sept 30, 2013 Business Meeting and Program: Plans and dates for meetings and activities were finalized. Program included Dr. Carroll showing us the KON Website, the KON Video, info about scholarships and grants, merchandise available, and the student representatives. Our “KON Historical Moments” included Dr. Carroll telling us about the initiation ceremony when we were Chartered, fall 1968 as Beta Xi Chapter of Kappa Omicron Phi. The initiates wore white dresses. A doorkeeper would knock on the door, and another would direct the initiates into the room.
Oct 21, 2013 Required Annual Program-Part 1: Undergraduate Writing Initiative: Dr. Carroll introduced pre-writing activities to help generate ideas for research and other writing—free- writing, brain-storming, and conceptual mapping. Members read excerpts from several authors related to the home and we selected an aspect of “the Home” to do free-writing, brain-storming, and conceptual mapping. Members shared their writing and drawing. Members shared activities they had participated in as part of our CN Operation In-As-Much community-wide event.
Nov 18, 2013 Program: Dr. Kitty Coffey, Chair of Family and Consumer Sciences presented our program, “What is AAFCS Accreditation and Why is it Beneficial to Students and KON members.”
Dec 2, 2013 KON and C-N Association of Family and Consumer Sciences joint Christmas Cookie Swap. Students and faculty attended. Prizes were given for most nutritious, best-tasting, and best looking cookies. A great time of fellowship and networking.

Spring 2014
Jan 27, 2014 Spring Business Meeting and Program: KON in Carson-Newman History. Chapter initiatives and meeting dates were discussed and finalized. Criteria for medallion award and scholarships reviewed. Dr. Carroll
Feb 24, 2014 Required Annual Program—Part 2: KON Bullying Initiative: How common is bullying, Adult bullying, Resources on Bullying.
Mar 24, 2014 Required Annual Program-Part 3: Reflective Human Action: Action Wheel Model and Aspects of Action Wheel. Dr. Carroll explored the Human Action Wheel Model with us and explained how it could be used as a diagnostic and intervention tool in framing issues and understanding what is really going on in organizations and even families. Different scenarios were read and we tried to determine if the situation was a problem with mission, meaning, etc. Handouts with the Action Wheel and Action Model were given.
Mar 31, 2014 Chapter Initiation: Nine new student members were initiated. FCS faculty, parents, grandparents, and friends of the initiates enjoyed the ceremony and reception that followed. FCS freshman that ranked in the top 25% of their class were invited and recognized during the initiation and reception that followed.
Presentation honoring Dr. Diana Carroll, Beta Xi chapter adviser for the past 34 years who is retiring in May 2014: .Dr. Carroll is retiring after 37 years of teaching at CNU. She has been chapter adviser since fall 1980. Prior to that was co-advisor from 1977-1980. Dr. Kitty Coffey, department chair highlighted Dr. Carroll’s professional journey with CN Beta Xi Chapter that included Conclaves attended with students, 24 chapter awards, regional meetings, and leadership roles and started when she was initiated as a Kappa Beta Xi Charter member fall 1968
Apr 28, 2014 Focusing on Undergraduate Student Research: Our April meeting was abruptly changed when the KON and other FCS students, and FCS faculty gave Dr. Carroll a surprise Retirement Party during our regular meeting time! Two students were ready to present research presentations during the meeting on Shopping Addictions and a Community Nutrition program. Dr. Carroll sent the abstracts of the presentations to KON members at a later date. The students and faculty presented Dr. Carroll with a basket full of cards and letters and gifts from current students and former FCS graduates along with a memory photo book. The surprise reception was well-attended.

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

September 2013-May 2014
Sept 4, 2013 Departmental Required Majors Meeting and Welcome Back Ice-Cream Social at Duncan Cooperative Mgt and Housing Lab. Co –president, Kenna McCully shared about KON membership requirements and activities.
Oct 12, 2013 Community Project: Kappa Beta Xi participated in our annual C-N Operation In-As-Much Community Outreach Day where C-N students, faculty and staff worked part of the day on Saturday to meet community needs. KON members and Dr. Carroll and Dr. Whaley participated at various locations throughout the community—a community center, habitat for humanity, interactive child development activity, and served on the planning committee for the campus-wide event.

Oct 24, 2013 KON members and FCS faculty attended the FCS Chili Supper and Costume Party at Duncan Hall sponsored by CN-AFCS organization.
Apr 9, 2014 Carson-Newman’s fourth annual Celebration of Excellence-Student Research, Creativity and Performance Day. The Research Day is an initiative of our Provost’s office with all classes cancelled for the day so C-N students can to participate as a presenter or viewer of Power Point presentations, poster sessions, panel discussions, and exhibits. Twenty-four FCS undergraduate students made 26 scholarly presentations. Eleven KON members made 12 presentations!
Apr 10, 2014 C-N Honors Day and Chapel: KON member Bethany Parker was recognized as the outstanding FCS graduate and Madeline Reynolds, new member, was recognized as the recipient of the KON Outstanding Sophomore Award presented by our chapter.
Apr 15, 2014
3-5:00 p.m. FCS Advisory Board Meeting: Sarah Beth Walker, KON member, CN Honors Student, and a Child and Family Studies: ECE senior, double majoring in ECE and Music, was one of two FCS students selected to present research projects at our FCS Advisory Board Meeting. Sarah Beth presented a PowerPoint based on her Honors Project, “Interpretation and Perception of Musical Emotions: A qualitative Comparison of the Developmental Differences in Preschool and Young Adulthood. Advisory Board members engaged in discussion with Sarah Beth. She did an excellent job. Dr. Catherine Bush served as Sarah Beth’s faculty adviser and honors research adviser!
Apr 15, 2014
6:30 p.m. FCS Departmental Honors Banquet: 2014 Graduating seniors were recognized and presented a gift by the department. Three KON members are graduating: Bethany Parker, who will be going on to graduate school, Kenna McCully, who is interviewing with International American Red Cross, and Summer Gregory, who will graduate in INTD this December. Thirteen KON members received scholarships for 2014-1015. Dr. Carroll was recognized for her years of service to the FCS department as Leader of Consumer Services major, KON adviser, and Director, of Duncan Cooperative Management Lab, and coordinator of our Fasola Grants.
Late April-Early May Student Awards: Bethany Parker was recognized at CN graduation as achieving a perfect 4.0 during all four years at Carson-Newman! She also was recognized at graduation as the outstanding FCS graduate. Madeline Reynolds was recognized as the KON Outstanding Sophomore Award. Randall Nored, CFS major received the Outstanding Student Government Leader award at CN
Honors Chapel.

3. Tentative plans for next year

Describe the tentative plans for next year
Fall Semester 2014
Sept 15, 2014: Officers Training and Programming Planning Themes
Sept 22, 2014: Business Meeting and Welcome Back Activities
Oct 20, 2014: Preparing for AAFCS Site Visit, spring 2015: How KON members can be
involved. Update from Dr. Coffey and Dr. Whaley
Nov 17, 2014: Required Annual Program: Topic to be determined
Dec 1, 2014: Joint KON and C-NAFCS Christmas Cookie Swap and Networking Event

Spring Semester 2015
Jan 26, 2015: Chapter Business Meeting
Feb 23, 2015: Leadership and the New Science: Video by Margaret Wheatley with
discussion guide
Mar 23, 2015: Required Annual Program Theme
April 20, 2015: Celebrating Research: Student research, creative projects, service learning
presentations and installation of officers

Special Projects and Events:
Fall 2014:
 Participate in C-N Annual Operation-In-As-Much Community Work Day
 Participate in preparing Christmas shoe boxes for Samaritan’s Purse Ministries
 Tentative “Research Rocks” workshop (late fall 2014 or early 2015)

Spring 2015:
 March 2015: Initiation of new KON members
 April 8, 2015: C-N Research, Creativity, and Performance Day
 April 16, 2015: FCS Honors and Awards Banquet

Student Organization Effectiveness Rubric

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

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

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

Evaluation Benchmarks
Yearly evaluation of chapter activities: 5
Yearly evaluation of programming: 4

Intrapersonal Benchmarks
Realistic self-appraisal, self-understanding, and self-respect: 4
Commitment to ethics and integrity : 5

Interpersonal Benchmarks
Meaningful Relationships: 5
Collaboration: 5