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Kansas Wesleyan University

Kansas Wesleyan University students presented at the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society annual convention in Louisville, KY, April 6-8.

Alissa Kim, a psychology major, was selected to present “Parental Gender Difference on Attitudes Toward Corporal Punishment.” Brittany Clancy, a pre-physical therapy/exercise science major, presented “The Effect of Added Weight (Backpacks) on the Metabolic Cost of Walking at Various Grades.” The KWU chapter was also invited to lead a chapter-strengthening session on the topic “Peer Prominence and Public Pomp: Strengthening Invitations and Inductions for Small Chapters.”

The convention highlights student research and creative presentations from across the nation. Dr. John Janovy Jr., noted scientist, author and educator, presented the keynote address at the awards gala. Dr. Ed Madden, award-winning poet and professor at the University of South Carolina, received the Distinguished Alumni Award.

“Presenting at the annual convention offers a national platform for the original research and creativity of our members. Because we’re a general honor society, the projects may be on anything from accounting to zoology. Seeing their projects alongside those of their peers from around the country is a valuable academic experience, and their participation shines a positive spotlight on the student, their chapter and their campus,” said Dr. Trisha Yarbrough, Alpha Chi Executive Director.

Alpha Chi National College Honor Society invites to membership juniors, seniors and graduate students from all disciplines in the top 10 percent of their class. Active on nearly 300 campuses nationwide, Alpha Chi is a member in good standing of the Association of College Honor Societies, the only national accrediting body for honor societies. In February 2022, Alpha Chi will celebrate 100 years of “making scholarship effective for good.”