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Your Four Years At SOHE

Making the most of your time as a student

As SoHE’s Director of Career and Leadership Development, Alicia Hazen is an expert on coaching student from school to career. In a Q&A, she provides insights on how students can best navigate their time here at SoHE, how to make the most out of working with advisers, and getting an early start on the job search process. Read on […]

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SoHE News and Events: April 13 – 19

Whelan answers “Does weather affect mood?” | New preschool interactive graphic   Whelan interviewed about the impact of recent snowstorms on mood Snow in spring has been frustrating. Madison News 3 TV interviewed Dr. Christine Whelan about how April snow showers impact people’s happiness. Watch the story and listen to what SoHE’s “expert in happiness” […]

Growing Stronger Together Conference

Register Now: Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits Event

Join us in celebrating the 24th annual Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits conference at the University of Wisconsin Madison, recently awarded “Best Nonprofit Conference” by everyaction.com! This conference will give you the tools necessary to grow your nonprofit. Hear from some of the best fundraisers, grant writers, and community leaders in the Midwest. The conference […]

2018 Threads Fashion Show Advertisement: Tangled

Free Faculty/Staff Passes to Threads Fashion Show

In support of the Textile and Design Studies students and all of the students planning the UW Threads Fashion Show, Dean Shim will be sponsoring a pass for all faculty and staff to attend the fashion show free of charge. Show Details Threads: Tangled Sunday, April 29th Masonic Center 301 Wisconsin Avenue Showtimes: 4:00pm & […]

Alumni Award winner Ann Neviaser

Ann Neviaser, 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

Widely recognized by an assortment of titles, B. Ann Neviaser (‘85) is first and foremost the President of Neviaser Investments, Inc., a company that owns and operates commercial real estate. As well as being managing partner of the DoubleTree Hotels in Madison and Milwaukee, she maintains a variety of roles within the community. Far from […]

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Albert “Al” Toon, Jr., 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

Since graduating from the School of Human Ecology, Albert “Al” Toon (’95; pictured second from right) has had many notable accomplishments. Between an outstanding career in the NFL, his successful entrepreneurial endeavors, and being a devoted husband and father, Toon has always found time to give back to his community. [Adapted from the nomination statement] […]

Kim Sponem

Kim Sponem, 2018 Wisconsin Idea Alumni Award Winner

Kim Sponem (’90) is committed to improving the financial well-being of families and cares deeply about her community at all levels: professional, local, and national. As CEO and President of one of the largest credit unions in Wisconsin since 2002, Sponem has received numerous awards for her leadership and community engagement. She regularly encourages women to […]

Alumni Award Winner Seamus Fitzgerald

Seamus Fitzgerald, 2018 Early Career Alumni Award Winner

Seamus Fitzgerald (’12) has spent the first five years of his career in the field of philanthropy and fundraising for higher education. He has progressed through four positions at Northwestern University and currently serves as Assistant Director of Major Gifts, Alumni Relations, & Development for the Chicago Region. In this position Seamus is impacting higher […]

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SoHE News and Events: April 6 – April 12

Angeline Mboutngam award | Majid Sarmadi award ceremony | Book donations | Jennifer Angus award | Robb in WalletHub article Angeline Mboutngam awarded as outstanding returning adult student Community and Nonprofit Leadership student Angeline Mboutngam is featured in this UW News article for being a recipient of this year’s Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award. The […]

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Your Role in the New Job Description Process

The Title and Total Compensation Study is holding Job Description Orientation sessions the week of April 23. These sessions will introduce employees to the job description process. In the coming months, each college, school or division will provide additional training and/or information specific to the TTC job description process to further prepare you for the […]

What is the CommNS?

The Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, or the “CommNS”, is a hub for faculty, students, and community partners to collaborate on research, practice, and evaluation that examines and advances the well-being of communities, as well as the civic and nonprofit sectors. The CommNS builds capacity and knowledge in community and nonprofit studies through the […]

Aaron Thomas Kellerhuis weaving his textile.

TFD Student Story: Aaron Kellerhuis turns cloth into fashion

  Aaron Thomas Kellerhuis is a senior in the Textiles and Fashion Design (TFD) program with a textile concentration. He came to UW-Madison with an Associate’s in Arts from Madison College, formerly MATC, and graduated in December 2017 with Distinctive Honors. We interviewed him just before his graduation. SoHE: How did you find out about […]

Isaac Cech's work at student showcase

TFD Student Story: Isaac Cech discovering fashion through history

  DISCOVERING FASHION THROUGH HISTORY Isaac Cech is a junior in Textiles and Fashion Design with an apparel track. He transferred to UW-Madison from UW-Whitewater, where he was studying Art History. This is his third year in the program and he is scheduled to graduate in May 2019. SoHE: How did you find out about […]

Alexander Lehr fashion shoot

TFD Student Story: Alexander Lehr shoots for the stars

  Alexander Lehr is a senior in Textiles and Fashion Design (TFD) with an apparel focus, particularly in menswear, and “dabbling” in textiles. He started at UW-Madison in Letters and Science, but landed at the School of Human Ecology after learning about its Design Studies program. His expected graduation is August 2018. SoHE: How did […]

Josephine Kulea

Design Studies Students Collaborate with Kenyan Activist Josephine Kulea

Several weeks ago, Kenyan women’s rights campaigner Dr. Josephine Kulea visited SoHE as part of a partnership initiated by Design Studies instructor Lesley Sager. In 2012, Kulea founded the Samburu Girls Foundation, an organization dedicated to rescuing young girls from child marriages, female genital mutilation, and beading. With help from a community of informants, the group […]

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Gigantic! British Textiles on display through May 13

Walk by the large window displays on the first floor or Nancy Nicholas Hall, and you’ll see the current exhibit of large-print British textiles from the late 60s and early 70s. According to Natasha Thoreson, Curator and Collections Manager at SoHE, the bold prints represent the Avant Garde style popular at the time in London. […]

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SoHE News and Events: March 16 – March 22

Campus features YMA wins | Flanigan talks national Walkout Day | Collins wins Kohl’s funding SoHE’s TFD and R&CB students YMA scholarship wins capture campus attention SoHE students wins in the 2018 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund are featured in the UW News article Trent-setters: Badgers win big (again and again) in national fashion and design competition. […]

Majid Sarmadi, 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award Winner

SoHE’s Majid Sarmadi is one of twelve faculty members chosen to receive a 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award. This award recognizes the high quality teaching of some of the university’s most exceptional educators. Design Studies professor Majid Sarmadi is the recipient of this year’s Van Hise Outreach Teaching Award. This award was created to recognize excellence […]

University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank reads the book, "The Little Red Hen," to children at the School of Human Ecology

Open to All: Design Thinking Workshop for Little Free Library

We’re bringing a Little Free Library to One City Learning in Madison, and we need YOUR HELP!  Having opportunities to read, learn, and be curious are all extremely important for child development and family well-being. Please consider joining us for a  Design Thinking Workshop Thursday March 22nd 5:30-7:30 in Room 3115 – Nancy Nicholas Hall. At this workshop, […]

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CCFW Affiliate Baldwin Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our CCFW Affiliates Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, & Julia Yeary for winning a Baldwin Seed Project Grant! The Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Seed Project Grants are small grants provided by the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment to “explore or expand new dimensions of existing translational outreach, community-based, and research and public engagement activities.” […]

Whirling Return of the Ancestors

Whirling Return of the Ancestors in the News

The Ruth Davis Design Gallery exhibit Whirling Return of the Ancestors is featured in the UW News article New exhibit pushes viewers to connect with an African tradition of honoring ancestors. The article walks you through the exhibit describing the elaborate costumes, lively music and upbeat feel of the gallery. Evjue-Bascom Professor Henry Drewal worked on the […]

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Get Happy, Feel Special

Christine Whelan is a clinical professor in the Department of Consumer Science. She is the director of the Money, Relationships & Equality Initiative in the School of Human Ecology. Dr. Whelan teaches and researches on topics of self-improvement, gender, relationships formation and purpose throughout the life course. Whelan is featured in this On Wisconsin Magazine article, Get Happy, talking about […]

Children and instructors interact in the School of Human Ecology Preschool Lab, which is housed in the newly renovated Nancy Nicholas Hall.

New Study: Quality Preschool Experience Provides Critical Support to Most Vulnerable Children Living in Poverty

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that an innovative Head Start program featuring an improved curriculum and better teaching practices can help prevent increasing disparities in children’s thinking and problem solving skills over time. Dr. Robert Nix, professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and an […]

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Candidate Talks: Communications and Advancement Manager Search

Mark your calendar to attend one or all of these 20 minute presentations, taking place in the Wisconsin Idea Room (1199) The SoHE Advancement and Communications Team is pleased to welcome three outstanding candidates for the position of Communications and Advancement Manager. This position is responsible for developing and managing alumni engagement and programs that lead […]