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Help Spread the Word about Food Assistance for Students

The semester is winding down, but there’s no need to run on empty. There are several campus resources to help students stay fueled, from surplus dining hall meals and pantries to food assistance programs. Spread the word on these affordable food programs. Learn more online https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/food/foodassist/! Overview: The Campus Kitchens Project A meal prepared by […]

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SoHE News and Stories: October 20-26

#MeToo Campaign | SoHE Class Aims to Give Kenyan Women Entrepreneur Opportunities Consumer Science Faculty Christine Whelan Featured on NBC 15 News Christine Whelan, a SoHE consumer science faculty, was featured on the 10pm NBC 15 news about the “Me Too” movement. The campaign works to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault. Watch the […]

J Michael Collins Receives FINRA Foundation’s Inaugural Ketchum Prize

Dr. Collins Professor Recognized for Outstanding Service and Research to Advance Investor Protection and Financial Capability in the U.S. WASHINGTON – The FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) announced the 2017 recipient of the inaugural Ketchum Prize for outstanding service and research to advance investor protection and financial capability in the U.S. The Foundation’s Board […]

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HDFS’s Lauren Papp Receives National Research Mentor Award

SoHE’s Vaughan Bascom Professor of Women, Family, and Community, Lauren Papp, is the winner of the 2017 Board on Human Sciences, Inc. (BoHS) Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. The award is part of annual honors presented to national leaders working to advance human sciences in higher education by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities as […]

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SoHE News & Events

Back to School welcomes alumni to NNH SoHE’s signature alumni event returned Last Friday, SoHE’s signature alumni event, Back to School, welcomed over 100 attendees to Nancy Nicholas Hall, including the ultimate Badger–Bucky! SoHE alumni and friends attended hands-on workshops lead by faculty as well as a mindfulness lecture by Dr. Larissa Duncan. Check out […]

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Golf outing raises $20K for SoHE student internships

The first annual SoHE Golf Scramble took place on September 11 and exceeded expectations by raising $20,000 for SoHE student internships at local non-profits, including The Playing Field. More than 100 SoHE alumni, friends and staff attended the event at Maple Bluff Country Club, which was hosted by SoHE alum and UW Men’s Hockey coach […]

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Project 72 Features SoHE Supporters and Alumni

The updated Project 72 website is now live and highlights three new stories on SoHE alumni and partners. Developing Delavan SoHE alumna and BoV member Deb Alder (Home Economics, ’77) and husband Jeff Scherer outline their redevelopment projects in the town of Delavan in Walworth County. Read the full story.   4-H Leadership Alumna Deb […]

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SoHE Repped in New Arts Venture Challenge Presentations, April 28

For the 2017 New Arts Venture Challenge, four finalists/groups (listed below) present their ideas on Friday, April 28 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. SoHE is represented by Luisa Fernanda Garcia-Gomez, a Design Studies Student working on her MFA, and Julia Fillingame with SoHE’s global artisans project, and Erin Tenderholt who is involved with Wisconsin Without Borders. The […]

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SoHE News & Stories: April 22 – April 28

SoHE Student Carlini Wins Coveted Sullivan Award Last week, SoHE student and UW athlete Lauren Carlini was named the 2017 AAU James E. Sullivan Award winner, an honor that is given to the most outstanding U.S. amateur athlete who also demonstrates premier leadership, character and sportsmanship. She is the first UW student-athlete to win the […]

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SoHE’s Busse, Christens and Collins Receive GHI Awards

UW-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) has just announced its 2017 award winners, and SoHE is well represented: Brian Christens  and Heidi Busse, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, are collaborating with Michel Wattiaus (CALS) on a project to bring more milk to rural Ethiopia. Mary Beth Collins in the […]

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Grad Student Yoon: Passion Found

Sunyee Yoon, PhD Consumer Sciences Having completed her PhD in May 2016, Sunyee Yoon is now an assistant professor of marketing at SUNY Buffalo. It’s a field that’s fascinated her since her undergraduate studies in business and mass communication at Sogang University in South Korea, but her personal journey within marketing has taken a 180-degree […]

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Grad Student Smallen: Well Connected

Dave Smallen, Doctoral Candidate Human Development & Family Studies In 2006, at the age of 21, singer/songwriter Dave Smallen was signed to Capitol Records and touring the U.S. with his band, Street to Nowhere. To the casual observer, he was living the dream, but like so much in pop culture, it was partly just an […]

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2016 Distinguished Alumni Winner: Elizabeth Schar

It has been said that human ecologists have been quietly and humbly changing the world for centuries. Because of Elizabeth Holloway Schar’s (BS ’75 Family and Consumer Journalism) many and varied contributions that continue to affect the lives of others, this year’s awards committee has recognized her as the 2016 School of Human Ecology Distinguished […]

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Stacy Igel Receives 2016 Wisconsin Idea Alumni Award

SoHE is proud to announce Stacy Igel (BS ’99 Retail) as the 2016 recipient of the Wisconsin Idea Alumni award. Change by Design From the moment Stacy Igel stepped onto the UW-Madison campus she knew this school is where she belonged. Entrepreneurship runs in her veins, and what better place to push boundaries than in […]

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Kari Temkin Awarded 2016 Early Career Alumni Award

Badger Kari Temkin (BS ‘09, Double Major: Community & Nonprofit Leadership and Women’s Studies) has been awarded the School of Human Ecology 2016 Early Career Alumni Award. Kari’s experiences as an undergrad at the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology propelled her into a life of public service. In her current position as the Badger Volunteers […]

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Student Blog: Looking Back at My NYC Retailing Trip

by Jaylin Carlson, Retailing and Consumer Science student This past January I was given the incredible opportunity to represent UW-Madison as the National Retailing Federation’s Rising Star. A major part of this honor was attending Retail’s BIG Show in New York City. The Rising Star Scholarship award recognizes undergrads currently in their freshman or sophomore […]

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Invitation to the UW-Madison’s Celebration of Leadership Open House

Dear friends and colleagues, I have been active with the Coordinated Leadership Initiative for the past 3 years and can attest to the great work of this grass roots group in developing and disseminating the UW Leadership Framework.  Come for some great snacks and learn about the many leadership development efforts across our campus!  See […]

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CNPL Alum Biked All 30 Baseball Parks for a Cause

Last season, CNPL alum Matt Stoltz (’14) integrated his passions for baseball, biking, and helping under-served youth through a ride of a lifetime. Stoltz biked more than 11,700 miles to all 30 Major League ballparks, raising $36,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Mentoring Program. The money raised along the way came through private donations, […]

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One Year Later with Elizabeth Doyle, SoHE’s Truman Scholarship Recipient

In addition to $30,000 toward graduate education, the coveted Truman award has given UW-Madison’s Elizabeth Doyle experiences that are positively impacting her life, education, and hometown of Verona, WI. In spring 2015, CNPL major Elizabeth Doyle received the Harry S. Truman Scholarship for undergraduates planning careers in public service leadership. Just a month after the […]

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O’Brien: Connecting Retailing & Consumer Behavior Students to Today’s Industry

Geo-fensing. Facial recognition mannequins. Amazon’s Dash. UberRUSH. These industry trends are just a few of the things Jerry O’Brien is discussing with the media, students, colleagues, and anyone else who wants to “talk shop.” O’Brien is the director for the UW-Madison Kohl’s Center for Retailing, part of the School of Human Ecology (SoHE). He’s also […]

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Student Blog: Attending the First Career Ecology Event

By Retailing major Jaylin Carlson This year I was lucky enough to attend the very first Career Ecology. The event was geared toward undergraduates interested in pursuing a major within the School of Human Ecology. Students from all disciplines gathered for the event in order to better understand what skills make someone a human ecologist. […]

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Discover the secrets to getting into grad school!

Join the Student Academic Affairs team for a series of informative and engaging presentations about graduate and professional school specifically geared towards SoHE students! You will learn about topics relevant to making decisions about degree options that may be of interest to you and learn about a variety of programs that seek School of Human […]

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Dorothy A. O’Brien Professorship in Human Ecology

The Dorothy A. O’Brien Professorship in Human Ecology is a joint gift given in 2015 by O’Brien (BS ’70 Home Economics Journalism) and her husband, Richard Antoine, to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Human Ecology (SoHE). For O’Brien, the professorship is an investment in researching long-term solutions to the current issues facing individuals, communities […]