Category Archives: SoHE Students

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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 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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Student Blog: Slow Food Turtle Island

This summer, Civil Society and Community Research graduate student Becca Dower is helping the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) develop a tribally-supported agriculture program—or TSA—to distributes Native American produced goods to Native American communities. During this time, she will be conducting preliminary research with funding from SoHE’s Summer Time Academic Research (STAR) Award, supported by the Catherine K. […]

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Student Blog: Attending the Weaving Lab

For the second summer in a row, SoHE professor Marianne Fairbanks has taken over the Image Lab at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and transformed it into the Weaving Lab: Plain Cloth Productions. Community members are welcome to come and learn the basics of this ancient art form. As a dedicated member of the SoHE family, […]

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Faculty Led Study Abroad: Trends in Europe

Click photo to view presentation A study abroad program took sixteen SoHE students through three cities in Europe this summer. Prior to leaving, students were required to complete two weeks of online coursework on trend theory and principles to prepare for their hands-on learning experience abroad. Dr. Nancy Murray, Faculty Associate in Retailing & Consumer […]

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Student Blog: Trenton, North Dakota

This summer, Civil Society and Community Research graduate student Becca Dower is helping the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) develop a tribally-supported agriculture program—or TSA—to distributes Native American produced goods to Native American communities. During this time, she will be conducting preliminary research with funding from SoHE’s Summer Time Academic Research (STAR) Award, supported by the Catherine K. […]

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Student Blog: Fort Peck, Montana

This summer, Civil Society and Community Studies graduate student Becca Dower is helping the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) develop a tribally-supported agriculture program—or TSA—to distributes Native American produced goods to Native American communities. During this time, she will be conducting preliminary research with funding from SoHE’s Summer Time Academic Research (STAR) Award, supported by the Catherine K. […]

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Student Blog: Denver, Colorado

Image by Johnny at Bad Winds Studios This summer, Civil Society and Community Studies graduate student Becca Dower is helping the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) develop a tribally-supported agriculture program—or TSA—to distributes Native American produced goods to Native American communities. During this time, she will be conducting preliminary research with funding from SoHE’s Summer Time […]

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Christensen Wins Design Challenge

SoHE Interior Architecture student Courtney Christensen was recently announced as one of the first place winners of the Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge 2017. Christensen won the commercial design category with her re-imagining of the UW Credit Union. In regards to the project, Christensen said: “For the UW Credit Union E-Commerce Center project my classmates and […]

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Student Blog: My first stop working with Native communities

This summer, Civil Society and Community Studies graduate student Becca Dower is helping the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) develop a tribally-supported agriculture program—or TSA—to distributes Native American produced goods to Native American communities. During this time, she will be conducting preliminary research with funding from SoHE’s Summer Time Academic Research (STAR) Award, supported by the […]

Julia Preston, SoHE student and creator of Angelic NYC

HDFS Student Julia Presten Soars High

When NYC native Julia Presten was in high school she founded ANGELIC NYC, a clothing company with a positive message and that donates to nonprofits. Today, Julia’s company is continuing to grow and she is looking forward to her junior year at UW-Madison this fall. With ANGELIC top of mind, Julia started off at SoHE […]

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SoHE’s Design Thinking Initiative Drives UW’s First Leadership Circle for Innovation

For the past several years, the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology (SoHE) has been campus’ active driver of design thinking, a problem-solving and idea generating process used by organizations and corporations worldwide to solve complex problems. SoHE’s Design Thinking Initiative has delivered the process to UW-Madison through coursework, collaborations, and, now, the university’s first group […]

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SoHE News & Stories: May 7 – May 12

Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week! Fashion Show Award Winners The annual Threads: Fashion Show, themed Ensemble this year, took place on April 30th. The award winners for this year were: Neil Sekhorn and Jingjing Li with Honorable Mention ($50), Maheen Quarishi with the Fashion Show Leadership Award ($250), Ike Cech […]

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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 […]

Grad Student Schlicting: Innovating Mass Transportation

Michael Schlicting, MS/PhD Candidate Transportation Administration & Community Development Transportation is nothing new to MS/PhD candidate Michael Schlicting. Growing up with a mother who worked for United Airlines, teenage Michael would spend his free time taking standby flights to and from various airports just for the sake of flying. After a brief period of interest in piloting, […]

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SoHE News & Stories: March 3 -10

Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week! Stacy Igel Receives Forward Under 40 Award SoHE alum Stacy Igel (99’) continues to rack-up UW accolades. This month she was announced as the winner of the 2017 Forward Under 40 Award. The Boy Meets Girl fashion line founder also received the 2016 Wisconsin Idea […]

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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Student Blog: Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Rug Competition

Written by Aaron Kellerhuis, student in the School of Human Ecology. Textile and Fashion Design students are designing 8’ by 10’ rugs inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and Prairie School architecture as part of a competition sponsored by Sergenian’s Floor Coverings. For background information, a group of us visited the Sergenian’s Madison rug showroom to learn […]

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Grad Student Hu: Combining Research with Action

Ming Hu, PhD Student Civil Society and Community Studies International Exploration and Experience Combining research with action for a better society, SoHE doctoral student Ming Hu is examining the role of nonprofit organizations in civil society. But Ming’s interest in nonprofit work started long before he began his doctoral studies in SoHE’s Civil Society and Community […]

MFA Student Hannah Bennett

Grad Student Bennett: Back to Her Roots

Hannah O’Hare Bennett, MFA Candidate Design Studies Hannah O’Hare Bennett remembers the day Textiles & Fabric Design Professor and Coordinator Jenny Angus sent her the news she’d been awarded a fellowship to attend SoHE’s MFA program in Design Studies. “I was just so happy,” Bennett says. “It’s so flattering and such a surprise. And it […]

Human and Development and Family Studies PhD Graduate Abra Vigna

Grad Student Vigna: The Power of Self-Compassion

Abra Vigna, PhD Human Development & Family Studies As a researcher of LGBTQ+ youth with both her Master’s and Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the School of Human Ecology, Abra Vigna has a firm understanding of the ways in which our identities comprise the very core of our own human ecological systems. […]

Sunyee Yoon, graduate student

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 […]

Grad Student Dave Smallen

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 […]