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Chapter Report 2015-16

Kappa Beta Xi has completed the annual chapter report for 2015-16. Chapter Report B outlines chapters activities completed during the academic year.

This chapter report outlines chapter activity for the year 2015-16

Name of Human Sciences Unit:

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Name of Administrator:

Dr. Kitty R. Coffey, Chair

Chapter Vice President:

Hannah Jones and Cathy Bowery

Name of Adviser:

Dr. Amber Roth

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

Kappa Beta Xi held 6 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

FALL 2015

September 14, 2015
Welcome Back Meet and Greet and Business Meeting. KON members met two faculty new to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences: Dr. Linda Robinson, program leader of Child and Family Studies, and Ms. Rae Dutro, program leader of Consumer Services: Interior Design. Students introduced themselves and described the group’s mission and purpose. After the meet and greet, the group held a business meeting where we reviewed the 2014-2015 Annual Report, Part B, determined meeting dates, discussed officer responsibilities, and planned activities for the year.

October 19, 2015
Fall Business Meeting and Program: “APA Workshop” by Dr. Heather Whaley. Plans and dates for meetings and activities were finalized with KON student member input. Members were encouraged to bring bagged candy for donation to BOONet, a campus-wide Halloween service project. Program included Dr. Whaley’s short presentation on the proper use of APA for references and citations. Academic dishonesty and plagiarism were also discussed.

November 16, 2015
Required Program: Seven Wonders of the Socially Responsible World. Dr. Roth led the first of two workshops on the theme “Social Responsibility.” After a short presentation by Dr. Roth, members discussed ways in which the group could increase awareness of social responsibility on campus and in the community or spearhead a program guided by one of the seven facets of social responsibility. Members were challenged to brainstorm ideas to share at our next regular meeting.

December 2, 2015
KON Cookie Decorating Party and Networking Event. KON members and FCS students and faculty attended, and enjoyed glasses of milk with their custom decorated sugar cookies. A great time of fellowship and networking for all.


February 8, 2016
Spring Business Meeting and Required Program: Seven Wonders of the Socially Responsible World Pt. 2. Chapter initiatives and meeting dates were discussed and finalized. Program included the second workshop on the theme “Social Responsibility,” again led by Dr. Roth. After a quick review, members shared their ideas regarding program implementation. Of the seven facets of social responsibility, members selected “Education” as the area of focus. It was decided that the chapter would collect items to make appreciation baskets for three local K-2 teachers. These baskets would be filled with teaching necessities as well as other items to brighten their day. Collection boxes were placed in the department offices of FCS and Education, and over the course of two weeks, more than 50 items were donated, ranging from paperclips and sticky notes to Kleenex, hand sanitizer, and Clorox wipes to chocolate, tea, and lip balm. Items were divided into three plastic file crates decorated with blue and orange satin ribbon (Carson-Newman University colors). Thus, the basket became something that the teachers could make use of as well. The appreciation baskets included a letter from the chapter on KON letterhead, explaining the service project and thanking the teachers for all that they do.

February 29, 2016
Three teacher appreciation baskets were delivered to recipients in the Jefferson County public school system by individual KON members.

March 14, 2016
Our regular business meeting included a reflection by students on the Required Program and planning for chapter initiation. Comments from students regarding the program and its outcomes were positive.

April 4, 2016
Chapter Initiation: Nine new students and two faculty member were initiated. In addition, the chapter honored University President Dr. J. Randall O’Brien and First Lady Kay O’Brien as patron and patroness of Kappa Beta Xi in recognition of their unending support of our chapter and the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. Parents and friends of the initiates and FCS faculty and staff enjoyed the ceremony and reception that followed. Dr. Diana Carroll, former advisor of Kappa Beta Xi and retired FCS faculty member, participated in the program, sharing the history of KON and the Kappa Beta Xi chapter as both a charter member and outstanding chapter advisor. University Relations captured pictures of the ceremony and an official group photo of KON initiates, members, and patrons was featured in local area newspapers and on the Carson-Newman website.

April 11, 2016
Focusing on Undergraduate Student Research: One student and one faculty member shared their research on a variety of FCS-related topics.

• Aaron Waldrupe, “A Brief Guide to Historical Interiors: Furniture and Aesthetics through the Ages”
• Dr. Linda Robinson, “Brain Architecture, Toxic Stress, and Resilience”

The student was presented a $25.00 honorarium from our KON Scholars Fund.

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

FALL 2015

August 21, 2015
The Big Scoop: A student club and organization fair hosted by the Office of Student Activities during Welcome Week. The event is an excellent opportunity to promote student organizations, such as KON, to new students during their first week at Carson-Newman. Our chapter set up an informational booth with handouts and flyers, and provided two toppings for participants to choose from. New students were given a bowl of ice cream as they came into the hall and then received a topping at each table as they got the “big scoop” on campus organizations at Carson-Newman.

August 31, 2015
Departmental Required Majors Meeting and Welcome Back Ice-Cream Social at the Blye-Poteat Collaboration Center. President Brooke Fillmore shared about KON membership requirements and activities.

October 24, 2015
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. Three KON members and Dr. Amber Roth participated at various locations throughout the community, including local historic estate, Glenmore Mansion.

October 27, 2015
KON members and FCS faculty, staff, and students attended the FCS Chili Supper and Costume Party at Duncan Hall sponsored by the Carson-Newman Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (CNAFCS).

December 2015
Service Project: Participated in Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. Two shoeboxes were prepared using donations from KON members, one for a young boy and one for a young girl.


February 20-23, 2016
The Department hosted two site visitors from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ASCEND) in our efforts toward reaffirmation of accreditation in our Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics (FND) program. The site visitors met with current and former students from FND as part of the itinerary. Four of the seven current FND students (57%) who met with the visitors were members of KON.

February 29, 2016
Professional Development Opportunity, hosted by CNAFCS. Ms. Monica Edwards of Doe-Anderson Marketing in Louisville, KY was the guest of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department for the day. Through multiple presentations throughout the day, students engaged Ms. Edwards in discussion regarding the importance of design in marketing and branding, and Ms. Edwards gave helpful advice regarding resumes, internship experiences, and phone interview etiquette. Her day culminated in a professional development opportunity, hosted by CNAFCS, where she gave a dynamic and engaging presentation to KON members and FCS students, faculty, and staff on "Building Your Brand: Keys to Successful Marketing.”

March 19, 2016
Service Project: The Kappa Beta Xi Chapter of KON volunteered for an afternoon at a local non-profit in Jefferson City, TN. The Life Outreach Center offers guidance and resources for anyone involved in an unplanned pregnancy by providing free and confidential spiritual, emotional and physical support. Three KON members and Dr. Amber Roth assisted the Life Outreach Center staff in sorting baby clothes by gender and size and creating coordinating outfits that low-income expectant mothers can “purchase” as part of the program.

April 6, 2016
Carson-Newman’s annual Celebration of Excellence–Student Research, Creativity, and Performance Day. Research, Creativity, and Performance Day is an initiative of our Provost’s office with all classes cancelled for the day so CN students can participate as a presenter or viewer of Power Point presentations, poster sessions, panel discussions, and exhibits. Twenty-two FCS undergraduate students made eleven scholarly presentations. Eight KON members made six presentations!

April 7, 2016
C-N Honors Convocation and Chapel: KON member Maddie Reynolds was recognized as the outstanding Family and Consumer Sciences graduate and Sarah Sharp, new member, was recognized as the recipient of the KON Outstanding Sophomore Award presented by our chapter.

April 14, 2016, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
FCS Spring Advisory Board Meeting: Two KON members made research presentations: Maddie Reynolds (and student non-member Irena Searle), “Nutrition Education and Service Learning Across the Lifespan;” and, Rebecca Watson, “Adaptive Reuse of Duncan Hall.” These KON members were two of seven FCS students selected to present four research projects at our FCS Advisory Board Meeting, and they did an excellent job!

April 14, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
FCS Department Honors Banquet: 2016 graduating seniors were recognized and presented a gift by the department. Nine KON members are graduating: M. Cathy Bowery, M. Andrea Christie, Brooke Fillmore, Kristina Hill, Rebecca Henson, Hannah Jones, Maddie Reynolds, Leah Stalcup, and Tinsley Tullos. Five KON members received scholarships for 2016-2017.

Late April–Early May
Student Awards: Maddie Reynolds, FND major, was recognized at Carson-Newman graduation as the outstanding Family and Consumer Sciences graduate. FND major Sarah Sharp was recognized at Honors Convocation and the FCS Honors Banquet as the KON Outstanding Sophomore. Chapter president and graduating senior Brooke Fillmore, Child and Family Studies: Early Childhood Education major, was awarded the KON Medallion for her excellence in leadership and service to KON, the Department, and the University.

3. Tentative plans for next year

Fall Semester 2016
Aug. 2016: Officers Training and Programming Planning Themes
Sept. 2016: Business Meeting and Welcome Back Activities
Oct. 2016: Business Meeting and Program: Putting Your Best Foot Forward – Dressing for Success in Interviews, Internships, and Beyond
Nov. 2016: Required Annual Program: Self-Managed Mentoring
Dec. 2016: KON Cookie Decorating Party and Networking Event

Spring Semester 2017
Jan. 2017: Chapter Business Meeting
Feb. 2017: Required Annual Program Theme
Mar. 2017: Required Annual Program Theme
Apr. 2017: Celebrating Research: Student research, creative projects, service learning presentations, and installation of officers

Special Projects and Events
Fall Semester 2016
- Participate in CN Annual Operation-In-As-Much Community Work Day
- Participate in preparing Christmas shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse Ministries (Operation Christmas Child)

Spring Semester 2017
- Mar. 2017: Initiation of new KON members
- Apr. 2017: CN Research, Creativity, and Performance Day
- Apr. 2017: FCS Honors Banquet

Student Organization Effectiveness Rubric

Chapter Effectiveness Benchmarks
Registration with appropriate institutional office: 5
Participation in institutional training for student groups: NA
Procedures for election of officers: 5
Officer training plan: 4
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: 3

Learning Benchmarks
Co-curricular activities that enhance academic goals: 4
Activities respond to shared goals: 4
Participation in National Required Program initiative: 5
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 : 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