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Retail Leadership Symposium (Consumer Science 250) By Students Elizabeth Wanzer, Benjamin Wanke, McKenna Wall, Jordan Vanden Wymelenberg, Taylor Turk, Katharine Torchio, Zachary Thiede, Katie Steib, Clara Stedman, Ian Sprosty, Ryan Soohoo SoHE welcomed Maryam Becker (Senior Campus Recruiter), Andrea Herrald (Senior Campus Recruiter), and Kristin Tilleson (Executive Team Leader) from Target to the Retail Leadership Symposium […]

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Kohl’s: Making a Difference in the Community

Retail Leadership Symposium (Consumer Science 250) By Students: Claire Zettl, Julia Zerull, Brenden Zarrinnam, Lauren Zanotelli, Anna Zahn, Kelsey Yanisch, Xingtong Xu, Emma Woods, Kristin Wolfe, Megan Whitehouse, Naomi Welter, Matthew Watters The Retail Leadership Symposium class welcomed Kohl’s on January 25, 2017. Mike Tack (Senior Manager- Early Talent), Melissa Smith (University Relations Recruiter), Alicia […]

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SoHE News & Stories: February 17-24

  Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week!  SoHE Professor Provides Insight on American Girl’s First Boy Doll In an interview with Channel 3000 News, Consumer Sciences Professor Dr. Christine Whelan shed some light on the business tactics behind American Girl’s decision to release their first boy doll, following the trend of making […]

Hand in Hand – Student Starts Fundraiser for ACLU

SoHE graduate student and MFA candidate Hannah Bennett is a paper maker, textile artist, and philanthropist. Troubled by climate change and the situation surrounding the acceptance of refugees, Bennett started a GoFundMe page for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Wanting to help in some way, she decided to sell some of her art in the […]

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SoHE News & Stories: February 3-10

Take a look at what’s happening in SoHE this week! The Teachings of a Good Citizen Read up on a recently published research journal speaking about the necessity to educate the young on what it means to be a good citizen. Experts, including Associate Dean Connie Flanagan, examine how community improvement projects and learning about good citizenship […]

Consumption in Human Ecology – A Meaningful Sphere of Influence

We play a variety of roles in our lives – boss, employee, friend, acquaintance, parent, child, partner — just to name a few. As we launch into 2017, many are trying to establish personal resolutions to improve ourselves in some or all of the roles we play. But there’s another role that each and every […]

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SoHE News & Stories: January 20-27 2017

  Take a look at what’s happening in SoHE this week! HDFS Professor Addresses Incarceration and The Effect on Children In a recent report by U.S. News, Human Development and Family Studies Professor Julie Poehlmann-Tynan addressed the risks associated with child development when a parent is incarcerated and how caregivers can help maintain a safe, […]

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Celebrating #retailsfuture in NYC

The future of the retailing industry shines bright with talent. Over 600 college students—the up-and-coming leaders of retail—gathered together in New York City this January at the National Retail Federation’s annual trade show. Amongst the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s contingency of 31 students included several that were honored for their achievement and dedication to the future of […]

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SoHE News & Stories: January 20-27 2017

Welcome new faculty member Patty Loew! Professor Loew is a new addition to SoHE this semester, and we are so excited to have her. Look for her in the Department of Civil Society and Community Studies and give her a warm welcome. Or visit her amazingly serene website to learn more about her interests (or […]

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For Our Planet – For Our Health

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  2017 Global Health Symposium Members of the UW-Madison and extended global health community are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations at the annual symposium: TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017 Health Sciences Learning Center Keynote Speaker: Jennie Ward-Robinson, CEO and president of the PAHO Foundation Oral and poster global health presentations […]

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Young Children and Screen Media: What does the Science Say?

What are the effects during infancy and early childhood? Media has had a huge impact on families. A group of leading learning scientists including Assistant Professor Heather Kirkorian provide new findings in the field, and examine the effects of broad-based media on early child development by highlighting the role of content and context on learning and development […]

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SoHE Recognizes Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Excellence

This annual award program (launched in 2016) is designed to implement one of the key features of the SoHE 5-year Strategic Plan (2012-2017) – to recognize and uplift the work of our outstanding faculty, staff and graduate employees. Academic and University Staff Award:  Demonstration of the SoHE Vision Pillars in action, sustained excellence, positive peer or supervisor […]

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Financial Life Skills Receives Recognition

2016 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award: Organization The Financial Life Skills Program in the School of Human Ecology was one of 15 individuals, businesses, and organizations selected by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy for the 2016 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award. Criteria considered during the screening process included innovative implementation, demonstrated measurable results, collaboration with partners, and whether the […]

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Lands’ End: An Organization True to its Founding Values

By Students Taylor Anderson, Gina Granberg, Matthew Greenstein, Chenoa Moore, Kara Quinette, and Emma Bakke On December 7th, the Retail Leadership Symposium class welcomed Adrienne Bestul (Director of Employee Services), along with employees, Nicole Moyer, Jenna Ehrensaft, Claire Krzykowski, Corey Moody, and Andy Crye from Lands’ End. Headquartered in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, Lands’ End is a […]

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The Global Consumer

This fall 2016 semester, students in the Global Consumer course (CNSR SCI 562) participated in unique learning opportunities and gained skills they will be able to utilize in their future careers. During the course of the semester, students heard directly from UW international students as they discussed consumerism in their native countries. Student visitors from South […]

SoHE Hits the Big-Ten Airwaves

  According to Merriam-Webster “to hit the airwaves” is to be “broadcast for the first time” — this 60-second spot starts running next week on the Big Ten Network, featuring our own Dean Soyeon Shim and Textiles and Fashion Design junior Paige Goodings. This project was possible because everyone said “yes” right away, no hesitation -the proposal came […]

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SoHE Stories: December 8-14 2016

A weekly wrap of news and media mentions We’ve said all along, “giving back” is in our DNA — this time we get to give a little back to a few lucky people…drum roll…envelope please….and the winners of a little bit o’swag are: Assist Professor Kendra Alexander – gift certificate to Monks Professor Jenny Angus […]

Stitching History Exhibition Ties Together History and Humanity

In 1997, letters posted 1939 Prague were discovered in Milwaukee. They were written by a young Jewish couple hoping to escape German occupation with the help of an American relative living in Wisconsin. Included in the letters were fashion sketches and an appeal to employ seamstress Hedwig “Hedy” Strnad. Hedy did not survive the Holocaust, but more […]

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Personal Branding 101 with Milwaukee Tool

Written by students Kelli Krueger, Brighid Pesch, Lexi Cuta, Lexi Hoffman, Kristen Cobb, Mariela Cruz, Rachel Samdahl, Breanna Blazei, Adam Hlavacek, Brent Larson, Jasmine Zeidan and Emily Toboyek The Retail Leadership Symposium class welcomed Badger alum Jon Finch, VP of Training and Recruiting from Milwaukee Tool on November 16, 2016. Milwaukee Tool is a company based out […]

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And the EcoWell Idea to Action Fellowship goes to….

Maria Amalia Wood!! Congratulations to Maria, a design graduate student in SoHE, who has been awarded the first ever EcoWell Idea to Action Fellowship.  The EcoWell Idea to Action Fellowship received applications from both undergraduate and graduate students from all four departments. Each idea that was submitted was innovative and was focused on creating a […]

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SoHE Stories: December 1-7 2016

 WI Public Television comes to SoHE Assistant Professor Marianne Fairbanks is a feature story for Wisconsin Life program which airs Thursday nights at 7:30p statewide on Wisconsin Public Television. The stories in production now will air sometime next fall – most likely starting in September. The focus of the show is people and their passions.   De-stress […]

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Fashion, Fun and Sustainable Living

The Center for Child and Family Well-Being at the University of Wisconsin-Madison enthusiastically invites the public to attend our annual RePLAY: Sustainable Kids’ Fashion Show and Educational Play Event. RePLAY will be held at Nancy Nicholas Hall, School of Human Ecology, Sunday December 11 from 3:00-5:00 pm. The event is free, family-friendly, and open to […]

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Redesigning Store Experience with Walgreens

By Students Ilana Nemerow, Zachary Wheeler, Amanda Pigos, Mariah Lax, Jannike Heide, Philip Vongkhampsay, Daniel Grace, Sum Yi Cheng, Jenna Byrne, Maria Rocha, Cassandra Bocchieri, and Lydia Stahle On Wednesday November 9th, Rory Smith spoke to students in the Retail Leadership Symposium. Smith is a School of Human Ecology alum (Interior Design, 2006) and currently […]

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CommNS Fall Event Highlights Community Work for a Post Election America

It has been roughly a month since the CommNS Fall Event but the topics, ideas and connections made there have taken on a new sense of importance through the intervening weeks, during which we experienced an election that, no matter who you are or what your perspective, has undeniably raised new and resurrected old questions […]