Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society at Cal U
Nu Omicron Chapter
Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) is a national honor society that represents specializations in the Human Sciences. Kappa Omicron Nu is committed to recognizing and encouraging individuals seeking a lifelong commitment to an exceptional standard of ethics and scholarship. Kappa Omicron Nu consists of more than 142,000 members worldwide, has 96 active chapters, and 3 alumni chapters/clubs. Kappa Omicron Nu has been a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) since 1951 became founded in 1990 when two honor societies 1) Omicron Nu (1951) and 2) Nu Omicron Phi (1972) merged to become one national honor society known as KON. For an overview of Kappa Omicron Nu, please refer to the following website: http://www.achsnatl.org/society.asp?Society=kon.
The mission of the organization is to recognize and encourage excellence in scholarship, research, and leadership development in the human sciences. The men and women who qualify for membership in Kappa Omicron Nu have distinguished themselves with notable achievement. To be eligible for membership an individual must have made a distinctive contribution to the profession, earned one or more degrees in the health sciences, and maintained a minimum undergraduate and graduate 3.5 GPA and be in the top 25%. Membership into Kappa Omicron Nu recognizes the outstanding effort and dedication of such individuals.
Inductions occur annually in the spring semester. For a review of all inductees since 2004, one may go to the Files in the column to the left and find the KON Members Induction 13. Any student in the human sciences that meet the KON criterion and attend Cal U may contact the President or Adviser of Nu Omicron and complete an application (see applications in the Forms category). All applications will be reviewed in early January. Eligible inductees will be notified by the President and will be invited to attend the spring induction ceremony via letter.
All new members are encouraged to read the Kappa Omicron Nu Handbook and are expected to know the information of which it contains. Here is a link to help you get started. http://www.kon.org/chapter_files/mem_handbook.html.
Current Officers for 2014-15 Academic Year
President: Angelica Nunez
President Elect: Dillon Gorby
Vice President: Jeff Harman
Treasurer: Tabitha Maurer
Secretary/Historian: Megan Muth
Dr. Joni Roh - Faculty Advisor
Dr. Carol M. Biddington - Faculty Co-Advisor
Dr. Rebecca Hess - University Research Committee Chair (URC)
Awards for our Members and Chapter
* Chapter Excellence awards are determined by a committee who reviews each chapter’s annual report which consists of the member’s involvement in leadership activities, community service activities, required programs to promote national awareness (such as H1N1, Antibullying, and Childhood Obesity), research, financial report, outcomes measures and chapter planning for future to name a few.
KON Publications in the URJHS
(Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences)
Kristen Michelle Stash (Advisor: Dr. Joni Roh) Volume 7, 2008: The Psychological Aspects of Rehabilitation Adherence in Collegiate Athletes
Heather L. Orndorff (Advisors: Dr. Joni Roh & Dr. Rebecca Hess) Volume 8, 2009: Athletic Participation Limitations of the Down’s Syndrome Population
Guest Editor and Project Coordinator: Rebecca Hess, PhD (Volume 9) Selected Topics in Athletic Training
Guest Editor and Project Coordinator: Rebecca Hess, PhD Current and Potential Practices in Athletic Training
Aimee N. Thompson (Advisors: Dr. C. Biddington & Dr. Roh) Volume 12, 2013: Athletes and Pulmonary Embolism
Kaitlyn Sippel ** (Advisor: Dr. Roh) Volume 12, 2013: Prevention and Treatment of Pediatric and Adolescent Overuse Injuries
Kirstie Pistner (Adivisor: Dr. Hess) Volume 12, 2013: Treatment of Exercise Induced Rabdomyolysis
Drew Slocum (Advisor: Dr. Roh) Volume 13, 2014: The Effects of Kinesio Taping for Pain Management
The mission of Kappa Omicron Nu is empowered leaders who use an integrative approach to enhance quality of living through excellence in scholarship, leadership, and research. Nu Omicron Chapter is one of the 96 active chapters that share the above mission. Each spring new members are inducted, officers are elected for the following year, and planning for the next year begins.
Joni Roh AND Carol Biddington