SoHE News & Stories: May 7 – May 12

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Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week!

Fashion Show Award Winners

Madeline Straus' Midsummer Night's DressThe 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 with the Best Ready-to-Wear ($250), Catherine Findore ($250), and Madeline Straus winning the Tessia Brown Show Stopper Award ($350).

Visit the Threads website to learn more and watch a video of the event. 

Leadership Certificate Reception

SoHE Leadership Certificate recipientsThe reception for recipients of the Leadership Certificate took place on Wednesday, May 3, and of the 56 students, six of them were from SoHE! This certificate program reinforces UW-Madison’s commitment to developing student leadership through intentional reflection and engagement in learning, both inside and outside the classroom, for the purpose of meaningful change. Congratulations to (pictured left-to-right) Kayla Naus, CNPL, Sarah Shank, HDFS, Jacob Deyo, CNPL, Hannah Ramion, HDFS, Maikoau Vang, HDFS, and Alexa Lebowitz, HDFS (not pictured).

Meyerhoff Award Winners

Three SoHE students were chosen as recipients of the Harvey M. Meyerhoff Undergraduate Excellence Awards for Leadership, Service and Scholarship. Doen Lee, Jacob Deyo, and Marisa Gonzalez, all CNPL students, were selected to receive this prestigious award. The Meyerhoff award recognizes students who have made outstanding leadership and service contributions to the University and/or the surrounding communities while maintaining a record of academic excellence. Congratulations!


CSCS Grad Students Close Out 4W Summit with Panel on Native American Communities
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Panel, L-R: Patty Loew, Ada Deer, Rachel Byington, Becca Dower, Kendra Teague, Tim Fish, and Clifton Skye.

A panel of Native American graduate students from the CSCS department presented the closing plenary for the 4W Summit on Transformative Education: Equity, Sustainability, Empowerment. Students Rachel Byington, Becca Dower, Tim Fish, and Clifton Skye shared their insights into issues that Native communities face and their passions for graduate studies that will enable them to serve those communities. The panel included Ada Deer, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Department of Interior – Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Kendra Teague from the American Indian College Fund. CSCS Professor Patty Loew moderated the panel and Associate Dean Connie Flanagan shared reflections on the SoHE’s commitment to graduate education that honors indigenous ways of knowing.Close

Building Sustainable Pathways Event Takes Place at SoHE
AICF Convening group shot 2017

(Pictured left to right) Front row: Eric Richins, Michaela Paulette Shirley, Deborah Anderson, Cate Belleveau, Debbie Hunter; middle row: Jack Soto, Paulette Blanchard, Michelle Montgomery, Kendra Teague, Ted Jojola, Sue Menzel; back row: Dawn DeLaney, Becca Jo Downer, Natalie Youngbull, Hannah Smith, John Doyle, Luis Ortiz.

The Building Sustainable Pathways convening took place at Nancy Nicholas Hall. This collaboration between the School of Human Ecology and the American Indian College Fund, worked to bring together representatives from tribal colleges from Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and New Mexico. These communities shared their work in the field of sustainability from Indigenous perspectives. The collaboration came from existing relationships between a graduate student of SoHE’s civil society and community studies program, the college fund and reservation communities.







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