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Consumer Science 250: Retail Leadership Symposium By Students Aunie Abernathy, Brooke Bartaczewicz, Anesha Gordon, Jessica Holzhauer, Mara Johnson, Daniel Tenuta, Julie Chubaty, Carissa Clerkin, Mikayla Elliott, John Halaska, Jenna Roston, Karyn Zalewski On October 11th, John McHugh, the Director of Corporate Communications at Kwik Trip, stopped by Retail Leadership Symposium to shed light on the […]

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Von Maur- Trend at its Finest

Consumer Science 250: Retail Leadership Symposium By Students Houston Foelker, Kelsey Bennett, Hunter Thompson, Manaporn Phaosricharoen, Tucker Bradshaw, Kaylie Dymek, Kailley Olson, Emma Bastyr, Kasey Busiel, Kristine Chapman, Luis Franco, Shehzil Syed, and Samantha Zecca On October 4th, the Retail Leadership Symposium class welcomed Melody Wright, Chief Operating Officer of Von Maur. Alongside her was […]

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Lydia Zepeda Elected as an AAAS Fellow

Congratulations to Consumer Science Professor Lydia Zepeda on being elected an American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. Lydia Zepeda, professor of consumer science, was noted for her research, teaching, and outreach in agricultural economics, including innovative studies of consumer views of agricultural products and their food preferences. According to her research website, Zepeda’s current […]

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Innovation is Key for Hy-Vee

Retail Leadership Symposium Consumer Science 250 By Students Maddie Boxer, Payton Hermes, Kate Klement, Hailey Klopstein, Karrah Lasavage, Cara Scott, Anna Arndt, Nora Hall, John Jimenez, Iman Madison, Mackenzie Maier, Tracy McKelvey The Best in the Midwest? On Wednesday September 27th, 2017 the Retail Leadership Symposium class was given the privilege of sharing an hour […]

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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! Overview: The Campus Kitchens Project A meal prepared by […]

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Associate Dean Flanagan Receives Slesinger Award

Connie Flanagan honored for for her excellence in mentoring Congratulations to SoHE’s Associate Dean and Vaughan Bascom Professor in Women, Family, and Community, Connie Flanagan, who has received the 2017-2018 Slesinger Award for Excellence in Mentoring. This award is given each year to a member of the UW-Madison academic community who has demonstrated exceptional mentoring […]

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SoHE News and Stories: November 10 – November 16

Duncan in Mindful Mag | Raison on 10% Happier | Flanigan’s El Mercurio interview Larissa Duncan featured in Mindful Magazine Larissa Duncan, Ph.D., Elizabeth C. Davies Chair in Child & Family Well-Being and HDFS Associate Professor, has been listed as a top leader in mindfulness research in the December issue of Mindful magazine. Dr. Duncan is a […]

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Product Design and Strategy at Design Concepts

On October 11, the Design Leadership Symposium class had the pleasure of meeting Stefanie Norvaisas, Director of Strategy and Research at Design Concepts, a consulting company that designs innovative products and strategies for various businesses. The company works on various kinds of products from cleaning supplies to high tech proton therapy machines. Product Design and […]

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Spotlight on Store Design: Change Boutique

On October 5, the students of Design Leadership Symposium heard from Nikki Anderson and Grace Cervantes. Nikki is the owner of a small clothing store in Madison called Change Boutique and Grace, a School of Human Ecology Interior Design aluma, has had a large role in helping grow and expand parts of the business. Beyond just […]

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Incarcerated Parents & Children: New Book

In the United States today, roughly 1 in 25 children has a parent behind bars. Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, Dorothy A. O’Brien Professor in Human Ecology, and contributors to this book bring a wide array of tools for studying the children of incarcerated adults. Sociologists and demographers apply sophisticated techniques for conducting descriptive and causal analyses, with […]

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Partners in Giving Is Here through November 30!

Because we care – we act! Partners in Giving is a once-a-year, volunteer-driven workplace campaign through which State of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, and University Hospital & Clinics employees in Dane County can give conveniently to many of their favorite charitable organizations. It combines the efforts of 11 umbrella organizations representing hundreds of charities, into one eight-week campaign from mid-October to […]

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SoHE News and Stories: November 3-9

Jerry O’Brien Featured in Channel 3000 Madison and in National Retail Federation Article SoHE professor and director of Kohl’s Center for Retailing Excellence Jerry O’Brien was mentioned in the news twice this week. In this article, O’Brien discusses changing college students perception of retail at the National Retail Federation’s Retail Academic Symposium. Here O’Brien talks […]

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SoHE News and Stories: October 27 – November 2

Heather Kirkorian Quoted in Wisconsin Public Television Article | New Faculty Member Margaret Kerr | NCFR Student Honors   Heather Kirkorian Quoted in WPT Article HDFS associate professor Heather Kirkorian was quoted by Wisconsin Public Television discussing kids and screen time. The article covers how highly critical it is that parents pay attention to the content they […]

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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 […]

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SoHE Hosting Two Installations

Join us for SoHE’s two installation projects, now through November 6th.   Remembrance and Celebration Remembrance and Celebration is a participatory art project that invites us to come together in the by creating individual alters for a larger public altar, all in remembrance for people who have passed. The project is going on now in 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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The Art of Shoemaking

Shown in photo: A pair of 100% original Amara Hark-Weber shoes along with some scrap fabric and tools used in her process. Amara Hark-Weber is a unique cordwainer (shoemaker). She’s based out of St. Paul, MN, where she makes unique, custom shoes for her clients. Each pair is made to fit a specific foot, and […]

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Technical Design in Action

On September 21, the Design Leadership Symposium class had the honor of welcoming Andrea Pease to their class to speak. Andrea is a fellow UW Madison graduate, with a degree in Textile and Fashion Design as well as a secondary degree through the FIT program. Since then, she’s created a successful career for herself at […]

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Target: Re-Thinking Retail

Retail Leadership Symposium (CS 250) Contributing Students: Jaron Biolos, Arin Dokken, Anna Healy, Sadie Kvistad, Emily Lasoff, Jenna Sorenson, Amy Grisa, Lizz Denning, Jane Merriman, Carly Theder, Cheughui Du On September 20th, the Retail Leadership Symposium Class welcomed guest speaker Colin Rouser, Senior Campus Recruiter, for Target Corporation. Colin shared with us his knowledge and […]

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Speed Queen and Everything in Between

Design Leadership Symposium (DS 252) By Students Syeeda Simmons, Xinyan Xu, and Jian Mao (MJ) “Every day, every cycle, Speed Queen performs.” On Thursday September 14th Melissa Destree of Destree Architecture & Design dropped in as a guest speaker in the Design Leadership Symposium class. Now who is Melissa Destree? Melissa was born in La […]

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Center for Retailing Announces Lands’ End Experiential Retail & Design Challenge

Calling all undergraduate students! The Center for Retailing in the School of Human Ecology at UW-Madison is pleased to announce a unique extracurricular case competition opportunity in partnership with Lands’ End: Compete on a team of students from a diverse range of majors across campus to develop an exclusive fitting room experience for Lands’ End as […]

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CommNS Threads: Shannon Sparks, Civil Society and Community Studies

The aim of CommNS Threads is to introduce the community to our affiliates, thus broadening their understanding of community engaged work. Welcome to our first installment featuring Shannon Sparks, Assistant Professor in Civil Society & Community Studies in the School of Human Ecology and in the American Indian Studies Program. Shannon recently was awarded one […]

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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 […]