Category Archives: This is SoHE

WisNRG

It’s been almost a year since the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies (the “CommNS”) began an exciting collaboration with other leaders in the “third sector” in Wisconsin.  The “third sector” is a term used to describe the range of organizations, actors, and change agents in society which are not in the business nor governmental/public […]

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SoHE News and Events: January 26-February 1

Professor Whelan on WKOW | Spotlight on Alum Tony Granato Christine Whelan, Ph.D. on New Years Resolutions Recently, Consumer Science clinical professor Christine Whelan, Ph.D., appeared on WKOW’s Capital City Sunday show to discuss how to keep New Years Resolutions. Professor Whelan offers advice on picking a resolution, determining what goals are important to you, […]

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SoHE News and Events: January 19-January 25

Professor Poehlmann-Tynan Cover Story | CNPL Alumna’s Path to Nonprofits | MFA Candidate Awarded Fellowship When Parents are Incarcerated “Surreal…stressful…” When young children visit a parent who is incarcerated the experience may be highly emotional. “It’s great for children to have a positive visit and positive connections with their incarcerated parents. It can reassure them that […]

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Student Communications Assistant Position at SoHE

Seeking fun, energetic, marketing-savvy students to join the School of Human Ecology communications team. Social media, website updates, graphic design, video, and other creative projects—that’s what our student employees do on our Think Tank Team (T3) to promote UW-Madison’s School of Human Ecology. Responsibilities: Manage social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) Create unique and engaging […]

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SoHE News and Events: January 12-January 18

O’Brien on Tax Cuts and Luxury Retailers Jerry O’Brien Quoted in CNBC Article In an article exploring the potential benefits to luxury retailers from tax reform, Jerry O’Brien, director of the Kohl’s Center for Retailing, told CNBC that tax cuts could “result in a bigger gap between luxury retailers and the players,” before adding that […]

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SoHE Professional Skills Courses

A new graduate program hosted by SoHE and complementary to our Centers of Excellence work, the School of Human Ecology Applied Master’s Program (the “Program”), was launched at the beginning of this academic year.  The program lets students customize their own course of study based on their professional goals. The goal is to provide a […]

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Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign Wins Award

Governor Scott Walker announced today that The Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign, an initiative spear-headed by Peggy Olive, Financial Capability Specialist, and the UW-Extension Family Living Program has been named a recipient of a Governor’s Financial Literacy Award 2017.  Olive holds a joint appointment in the UW-Madison Center for Financial Security and UW-Extension Family Living […]

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SoHE News and Stories: December 22 – January 3 2018

Consumers Set the Tone | New Years Resolutions | Bright Ideas for 2018 Consumer Science Assistant Professor Dee Warmath’s keen perspectives on the collision between high consumer confidence and retail store closings can be heard in this interview on Wisconsin Public Radio     Is it that time of year again? New Years Resolutions come […]

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SoHE News and Stories: December 15 – December 21

SoHE’s Philanthropy Lab Class |Whelan on NBC 15 News | Fairbanks on WPT Philanthropy Lab Class Awards Three Nonprofit Organizations SoHE’s Philanthropy Lab class distribution of $50,000 to three nonprofit organizations was featured in UW News and the Wisconsin State Journal. The students awarded $10,000 to Horizon High School, $15,000 to Malawi Children’s Village, and […]

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SoHE News and Stories: December 8 – December 14

Kirkorian featured in Popular Science Heather Kirkorian featured in Popular Science HDFS associate professor Heather Kirkorian was featured in the December 6th Popular Science article “Facebook Messenger Kids probably won’t ruin your children” about the new social media app. While there are controversies on bringing kids into the social media world, Kirkorian states how critical it is […]

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Linda Ahlers joins WFAA Board of Directors

Human ecology will once again have an alumni ambassador and advocate on the University of Wisconsin Foundation Board of Directors. Alumna Linda L. Ahlers (Retailing ‘72) was elected to UW-Madison’s official fundraising and gift-receiving organization board. The retired president of Marshall Field’s is serving a first three-year term. “Something that I enjoy and have experience […]

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Nagler’s 2017 Exec-in-Residence Recap

SoHE alumna Lorna Nagler (Retailing ’78) served as fall 2017’s Alumni Executive in Residence for the Kohl’s Center for Retailing. Throughout the semester, Nagler traveled back-and-forth from her Florida home to UW-Madison to share her industry expertise and work individually with Retailing and Consumer Behavior (RCB) students. “My one-on-one time with the students was so […]

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SoHE News and Stories: December 1 – December 7

PSL Receives Accreditation | Blumenstock Recognized with SSSS Rising Scholar Award Preschool Lab Awarded with National Early Childhood Program Accreditation The Preschool Lab (PSL) has achieved the National Accreditation award from National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA). Having this national accreditation allows PSL to serve low income student families that are eligible for Access for […]

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SoHE News and Stories: November 24 – November 30

Whelan on WISC-TV3 News and Public News Service   Christine Whelan featured on WISC-TV3 News and Public News Service SoHE consumer science faculty member Christine Whelan was featured on WISC-TV3 news and Pubic News Service about managing the stress that comes with holiday shopping. Dr. Whelan discusses the importance of focusing on relationships and experiences while holiday […]

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Associate Dean Flanagan Receives Slesinger Award

Connie Flanagan honored for 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 to women […]

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The Centers of Excellence 2016-2017 Annual Report is here!

Dear Friends and Colleagues: We are proud to present a summary of the 2016-17 activities and accomplishments of the School of Human Ecology (SoHE) Centers of Excellence in this Annual Report. The SoHE Centers provide multidisciplinary, creative, nimble hubs for innovative work. Our Centers advance SoHE strategic goals by providing students meaningful real-world experiences, and […]

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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: 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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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 […]

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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 […]