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Alumni Spotlight: Catching up with Kate Link, BS ’12

Four years after graduating with a degree in Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS) and earning a masters from Ball State, Kate is back on campus at the McBurney Disability Resource Center as an Accommodations Specialist. Part of her role involves coordinating services for UW-Madison students with disabilities, including ADHD, autism, head injuries, and health, […]

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SoHE’s Outstanding Seniors Awards

What makes you stand out as an individual? Here at the School of Human Ecology, we promote individuality, creativity, and other outstanding qualities that drive success. Michaela Brause is one of these students. Every year, the school selects an outstanding graduating senior from each department to be recognized for the Rosalie Amlie Morton award. As a […]

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Red, White and Indigo Blue: Sustainable Art in America

Story by UW-Madison student Danielle Syse, member of T3 team It’s a distinctive aroma, fresh and fermenting. Its ripeness describes a life becoming more rich in potentiality as the indigo slowly and naturally processes into a wood-lash lye, a strong alkaline solution from residue powder left after the burning of wood. Finalizing into an indigo […]

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SoHE Stories: November 7 – 13

Check out how SoHE’s been making the news! Click the following links below for more information on our top stories this week.   EcoWell Skill Share Workshop: Rescheduled for next Friday, same time, same location RESCHEDULED – EcoWell Skill Share workshop will be led by SoHE’s Director of Consumer Finance, Linda Lepe. It will focus on the […]

Fairbanks’ Research Featured on Big 10 Network

With over 52 million subscribers–yes, you read that correctly–over 52 million subscribers and being ranked top 12 in the most popular programs on advertising-supported cable networking, our very own Marianne Fairbanks is being feature on the Big 10 Network. Fairbanks is an Assistant Professor at SoHE and is quickly being known across campus and the […]

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SoHE Stories: October 16 – 23

SoHE made the news this week! Click to read the stories. Adult Recess: Ideas for a Playful Work Environment Who said recess is only for kids? SoHE’s own, Kim Lombardi, explores the research behind taking breaks, along with ways to integrate play into your workday. In this exciting workshop, SoHE faculty and staff will learn how to create a “professionally playful” […]

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Texturia Wisconsin

I had an epiphany when I moved to Madison and saw the Wisconsin prairie for the first time. A prairie was not a field of a few kinds of tall grass, which I had imagined it to be from the book and TV series Little House on the Prairie. The prairie, I discovered, was full […]

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Bridget Coffing, SoHE alumna & McDonald’s Chief Communications Officer, shares advice with campus corporate partners

Bridget Coffing (BS 1976, Consumer & Family Journalism) addressed the crowd at the UW-Madison Corporate Open House last month as the event’s keynote speaker. The open house was a day-long event designed to create opportunities for companies to connect with campus units and departments and explore potential collaborations and industry partnerships. Bridget was happy to […]

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For the week of July 31- August 7th, 2015 Check out what’s been happening within SoHE this week!   Weaving Together Science and Art Into Endless Possibilities Solar Textiles have never been explored before until now with the help of Marianne Fairbanks, assistant professor of design studies here at SoHE, along with the collaboration of […]

Recent SoHE graduate Kelly McCamley

SoHE Spotlight | Recent Graduate Kelly McCamley

We caught up with recent graduate Kelly McCamley (BS ’15, Retail) before she embarks on an adventure in her new career at Kohl’s Corporation. Instead of choosing to relax these last few weeks before her debut in the “real world,” she is sharing her love and knowledge of the retail industry with middle schoolers as […]

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For the Week of May 8-15, 2015 Check out what’s been going on within SoHE this week!   Chinese Feng Shui and Brush Painting Summer Course Professor Wei Dong will be teaching a free course Tuesday/Thursday from 6:00-8:00pm in Nancy Nicholas Hall on Feng Shui Culture and his knowledge of Chinese Brush Painting. More info […]

Alumni Menu of Options

1)  Stay Connected! Update your contact info (and get a chance to win a cute miniature Memorial Union Terrace chair!)   2) Connect With Students Participate in Mock interviews Join the LinkedIn School of Human Ecology Student & Alumni Group Be a Guest Lecturer for a SoHE course Host an internship or hire a SoHE graduate Host a “Visit […]

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide To…Well, a lot, really.

Written by: Brett Eby, CNPL graduate (BS 2014) teaching English at TopWay school in Brazil The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, written by Douglas Adams, has long been a favorite book and movie of mine.  While it is a wholly fictional book, the messages conveyed within its’ pages are perfectly applicable to life here on Earth.  […]

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Alum Leaves His (Tire) Mark on Current Students

When Brian Kachinsky (Consumer Science, ’04) rolled into The Link with one of his trusty BMX bikes, I knew it would be a good day. “I have things for Show and Tell,” he pointed out with a big smile. Since graduation, Brian’s main career has been competing as a professional freestyle BMX rider, earning a […]

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For the Week of March 20-27, 2015 Check out what’s been going on within SoHE this week! SoHE Alumni Kim Sponem named to Chicago Federal Reserve Panel Featured in: Wisconsin State Journal Read the full article here.       Help us increase traffic to the Design Gallery! Students in Dee Warmath’s Consumer Strategy and […]

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Thank A Badger Day a Caffeinated Success

by Kate Dalebroux, HDFS major, Class of 2015 During Badger Pride Month, Student Campaign Representatives for the Look Forward student philanthropy campaign have been organizing fun activities to help students understand the importance of giving back to the university. It is a time when we motivate students to contribute the way our alumni have to […]

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SoHE Spotlight: Catching up with alumna Kari Temkin

Kari’s professional journey has truly come full circle. After taking her first service learning course while majoring in Community & Nonprofit Leadership, she knew she wanted to work for the Morgridge Center for Public Service. Now, 8 years later, she does! Housed in the Red Gym, the Morgridge Center for Public Service connects campus and […]

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Creativity Jumps Out of the Box

by Vikki Salmela, (BS ’80), owner and designer, Polka Dot Studio During my visit this summer to SoHE, I saw the incredible positive changes since I graduated that highlighted the alternative paths so many alumni, including myself, have faced during our careers: rocky roads, insta drop-offs, u-turns, blocked intersections . . . all leading to […]

2014 Alumni Award Winners

2014 SoHE Alumni Award Winners

The 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Human Ecology Alumni Awards The School of Human Ecology Alumni Awards honor the tremendous achievements of SoHE students post-graduation. From early-career entrepreneurs to renowned scholars, the recipients of the annual School of Human Ecology Distinguished Alumni Award, Early-Career Award and newly created OneSoHE21 Award exemplify the indelible mark SoHE alums make across diverse fields and communities. […]

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Student Blog: Defining Community and Nonprofit Leadership

By Brett Eby (’14), working as a teacher in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil There are some things that are true for young twenty-something’s no matter if they are in the United States or in Brazil. One, people will ask you, “Are you still in school?” and if the answer to that question is yes, […]

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Disruptive Innovation: A Discussion with Badger Alum, Jon Finch

By Lauren Buswell, Maria Brunette, Amber Carlson, Kristine Chapman, Yangfan Tong, Jacob Dankert, Kristyn Cole, Emma Conklin, Sofia Corelli, Kendyl Denenberg, and Anna Brown Jon Finch is currently the Vice President of Training and Recruiting of Milwaukee Tool and has been a part of the company since 2000. Milwaukee Tool is a brand under the […]

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Concept Design for Students and for Clients

by Julia Mack (BS ’85), NYC-based interior designer for residential and commercial spaces and owner of Julia Mack Design, LLC It was second semester of my freshman year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and I was suddenly bit by the design bug. Winter hangs on in the Mid-West making spring slow to arrive but I […]

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Meet Our 2014 BNE Speakers & Panelists

Friday, October 24, 2014 | Room 2235 Nancy Nicholas Hall For event schedule, please see details at bottom of page Thanks to everyone who attended our 2014 Badger Networking Event!   Kick-Off Speakers: Adrian Reif & Matt D’Amour, co-founders of Yumbutter After fueling much of his life with “peanut butter”, in 2008, Adrian Reif (left) held […]