SoHE News & Stories: June 8 – June 15

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Check out what’s happening at SoHE – just an average week in Nancy Nicholas Hall!

Assistant Professor Litzelman Receives Baldwin Mini-Grant
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Assistant Professor Kristin Litzelman was selected to receive one of ten mini-grants from the Baldwin endowment. This competitive grant program aims to encourage innovation and experimentation in small-scale projects. Litzelman was awarded the grant to help fund her research, titled “Assessing the need for and feasibility of a workshop to improve residential care visit experiences.” More than 53,000 older adults are residents of nursing home or long-term care facilities in Wisconsin. The overarching goal of this research is to improve patient and family well-being by enhancing the visit experience. Read more here.

Summit Receives Positive Reviews

Screen cap from Editorial AgendaIn the weeks following the highly anticipated Prenatal to Five Summit, many who attended have shared their positive feedback in regards to the inaugural event. More than 300 people were in attendance, from over 50 of the 72 counties and seven tribal nations in Wisconsin. Neil Heinen, Editorial Director of Channel 3000 News, featured the Summit on his Editorial Agenda, stating that “the focus of the summit was well thought out and executed with an emphasis on listening to the needs of families.” Watch the entire clip here.

Student Wins Sherwin-Williams Design Challenge

Courtney Christensen's winning design of the UW Credit Union.

SoHE student Courtney Christensen was recently announced as one of the first place winners for the Sherwin-Williams Design Challenge 2017. Her design of the UW Credit Union was chosen as the best in the commercial category, beating out design students from across North America and securing her a $2,500 cash prize. See what Christensen had to say about the design process here.

Grad Student Kozik Takes Over Arboretum

liz anna kozik installs arboretum artWork by Design Studies graduate student Liz Kozik is on display this summer at Curtis Prairie at the UW-Madison Arboretum. Kozik is a Midwest native who, after moving to the coast for her undergrad, decided to return for her graduate degree. The installation of outdoor signs, interior window pieces, tapestries, and comics comprises Kozik’s Master of Fine Arts thesis, which explores the history of prairies and their restoration. The project is supported by a fund established by SoHE alumnae, Joan Schurch Thomson and her late mother, Velma Schurch, to recognize creative innovation and research excellence.Read more here on the Big Ten Network.


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