A Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society Publication

Volume 8, Issue 1 - Summer, 2011


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Kappa Omicron Nu Adopts Program Theme of Social Responsibility


"Leadership is about going somewhere--personally and in concert with others in an organization. Although leadership, especially position (elected or appointed) leadership, is often discussed in terms of leader qualities and skills, the matter of leadership as a responsibility of each professional receives little attention (Wheatley, 2005). The campus and larger community can benefit from the leadership of chapter members in addressing issues related to social responsibility in the areas of peace and security, social justice, environment, prosperity, innovation/technology, health, and education.  



Wheatley, M. J. (2005). Finding our way. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler

See also: 

Sachs, J. (2008). Common wealth: Economics for a crowded planet. New York: Penguin Press.



Kappa Omicron Nu Announces
Childhood Obesity YouTube Contest

Kappa Omicron Nu is pleased to announce a call for video submissions!

There are many success stories about KON chapter programming using the theme: The Seven Wonders of the Socially Responsible World, including TAKING IT TO THE STREETS on the critical issue of childhood obesity. We’d like to see your chapter’s story.

Share highlights of a program in a short video and post it to YouTube. We’ll screen all of the submissions and select the best videos. We’ll then invite all chapter members to vote on the video they feel is the most compelling. The chapter that creates the video will receive an award, and the creators will be featured on the KON Website.

Here are some important details and guidelines to help you:  

  • Include the following components in your video: program title referencing your “seven wonders” topic, chapter name, names of creators, and program audience, in addition to highlights.
  • Upload your video to YouTube and complete the form below.
  • Be sure to include your name(s), chapter, email, phone number, and address when notifying us of your submission.
  • Videos should not exceed 3 minutes in length.
  • Videos must be posted to YouTube by 11:59 pm ET on November 30, 2011, or by 11:59 pm ET on March 1, 2012.
  • You must notify Kappa Omicron Nu of your entry before the last submission dates given above.
  • Chapters will be notified of the link for voting, and all members will have an opportunity to vote for the best video.
  • Contest award recipients will be announced on January 30, 2012 and April 15, 2012.

Reference – Seven Wonders of the Socially Responsible World - http://kon.org/nat_init.html.

Questions can be directed to info@kon.org or by calling 800.351.8335.

Attention: Undergraduate Researchers

The opportunity to publish manuscripts, papers, and reports is available in the Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences and to present highlights of your research in a national forum are described on the Undergraduate Research Community Web site (see URC link on Homepage: www.kon.org). 

Internship Scholarships Available

The Association of College Honor Societies has developed partnership relationships with three organizations. The opportunities are listed below. See partner links on the Home page, www.achsnatl.org

Association of College Honor Societies/
Washington Internship Institute Scholarship

ACHS and WII are pleased to announce that inducted student members of the ACHS societies will be awarded a merit-based $500 scholarship for the ACHS/WII Washington Internship Program. Every inducted student member of Kappa Omicron Nu is eligible for this scholarship.

Association of College Honor Societies/
The Fund for American Studies (Georgetown University)

ACHS and The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) are pleased to announce that one inducted student member of Kappa Omicron Nu will be awarded a merit-based $1000 scholarship for a TFAS Summer Institute or Capital Semester.


Association of College Honor Societies/
Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

In recognition of the high quality students that enroll in The Washington Center's internship program and the outstanding academic achievements of ACHS honor society students, starting with the spring 2006 semester, The Washington Center is pleased to provide three $1,000 scholarships a year to students who are members of Kappa Omicron Nu.


2012-2013 Awards

National Grants to Chapters

Variable grants awarded to chapters for chapter awards.

LeaderShape Institute Award - One-week Leadership Education Experience

Master's Fellowship 

Eileen C. Maddex Fellowship - $2,000 awarded annually from an endowment in the Omicron Nu Fellowship Fund in honor of her contributions as Omicron Nu Executive Director.

Doctoral Fellowships

Hettie Margaret Anthony Fellowship - $2,000 awarded for doctoral study from the Kappa Omicron Phi Fellowship Fund in honor of her as founder of Kappa Omicron Phi at Northwest Missouri State.

Omicron Nu Research Fellowship - $2,000 awarded annually for doctoral research from the Omicron Nu Fellowship Fund.

Marjorie M. Brown Dissertation Fellowship - four classifications of critical science research awards are available; one award among these alternatives will be granted annually - $10,000.

Research/Project Grants - Cross-Specialization and Integrative Research

National Alumni Chapter Grant - $1,000 awarded annually as a project of the National alumni chapter.

New Initiatives Grant - $3,000 awarded annually from the Kappa Omicron Nu New Initiatives Fund.

Ruth E. Hawthorne Research Grant - $3,000 awarded to tenure track assistant professors seeking support for a research/creative activities agenda.

For more information and applications for all of these, see www.kon.org/awards/grants.html.

Learning from the Road Runner

"Rule 3: All Enterprise Is Virtual

Nothing lasts . . . fashion . . . all products are experiments . . . perpetual reinvention . . . everything you do will be virtual, including how you learn, who you work with, who you learn with . . . creating your own destiny and security . . organizations that work in the virtual mode love the desert . . . let go of everything but your world-class talent and your soul. Stay light and unencumbered."

From Beep! Beep! Competing in the Age of the Road Runner by Chip R. Bell & Oren Harari (2000), p. 55.

Kappa Omicron Nu Collegiate Member Newsletter, Volume 8, No. 1 — Executive Director and Editor: Dorothy I. Mitstifer. © Copyright 2011 by Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, PO Box 798, Okemos, MI 48805-0798. Telephone: 517.351.8335 — — e-mail: info@kon.org.