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SoHE News & Stories: June 23 – June 29

Take a look at what’s happening in SoHE this week! CommNS Affiliate’s Research Aids Local Farmers Markets CommNS Affiliate and Urban and Regional Planning Professor Alfonso Morales has been collecting data on the economic impact of community farmers markets with graduate student Lauren Suerth. After having already worked with nine farmers markets in three regions by 2015, the […]

Back to School

Back to School event

2017 Photos The 2017 annual alumni event took place on Friday, September 15, 2017. Mark your calendar for next year’s Back to School on September 28, 2018. Meet this year’s alumni award winners! 2017 RED Talk: Keynote Presentation Mindfulness and Well-Being Larissa Duncan, PhD Associate Professor, Elizabeth C. Davies Chair in Child & Family Well-Being  One […]

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Millennials, Gen X & Boomers: Adjusting for Intergenerational Management

A few years ago, I was asked to speak to the leadership of a large national company that employs primarily newly graduated college students. The leadership was continually challenged by the seemingly unfathomable (unreasonable) needs and wants of their millennial teams. At the time I had not done much study on the subject, but was […]

Emily Ostertag

Emily Ostertag, 2017 Early Career Alumni Award Winner

In 2012, interior design grad and student athlete Emily Ostertag (’06 BS, ’08 MS) landed her dream job at a world-class architecture and interior design firm in Kansas City. That same firm was recently granted the $84 million project to rebuild UW-Madison’s SERF recreation center and swimming pool. While some may see Ostertag’s connection back […]

Carol L. Anderson

Carol L. Anderson, 2017 Wisconsin Idea Alumni Award Winner

SoHE grad Carol Anderson (’65 BS, ’69 MS) is a Midwest leader with a lifetime of consumer science experience, from 4H and farming to educating and consulting. Her national and international activities reveal a deep dedication to the promotion of the human sciences while her civic involvement is devoted to helping the citizens of her […]

Carol Sapoznik

Carol Sapoznik, 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

After retiring from 40 years in retailing, including serving as VP for the national giant Crate and Barrel, Carol Sapoznik (’69) has dipped into her second career—running a “foodie” boutique in her New England hometown. Beyond her retail venture, Sapoznik has spent years giving back to her community, connecting with her Wisconsin alma mater, and […]

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SoHE Golf Scramble 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s golf outing and making it a “hole-in-one”! You helped us pass the goal of $10,000 by earning double–$20K–so that our students can earn valuable, real-world experience by interning at community non-profits that normally could not afford paid internships. Thanks also goes out to our guest host UW Men’s […]

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Prenatal to Five Summit 2017

Wisconsin’s Prenatal to Five Initiative officially launched in 2017 at the June 2 Prenatal to Five Summit: Elevating the Early Years through Access and Equity at UW-Madison. On that date, 300 community practitioners, members, leaders, and scholars convened to take the first steps in advancing best practices and strategies to improve life for children and families […]

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Executive Order 13780: Textiles from Countries Affected by the Immigration Ban

The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection’s newest showcase features pieces from six different countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The exhibition, titled Executive Order 13780: Textiles from Countries Affected by the Immigration Ban, aims to honor the rich cultures of the peoples directly impacted by the travel ban proposed by President Donald Trump. The […]

SoHE student Emma Wiessner workes one-on-one with a Kenyan team member.

UW Students Share Design Thinking Skills in Kenyan Project

Photo: SoHE student Emma Wiessner working in Kenya Blog by UW-Madison student Danielle Syse Sustainable Design Thinking Team Journeys to Kenya Over the past few years, University of Wisconsin-Madison students have been experiencing meaningful, real-world innovative projects through the student-run organization Insight Wisconsin. In an effort to unearth meaningful solutions, Insight Wisconsin encourages collaborations using the […]

Design Thinking Courses

SoHE Classes in Design Thinking SoHE offers a series of courses that teach students about design thinking models, qualitative research methods, problem finding and framing, analysis and synthesis of research, reflective thinking, ideation and creativity techniques, experimentation and rapid prototyping, collaborative skills and techniques, the value of iterative design, and identifying unique points of view. […]

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Design Thinking

  What is Design Thinking at SoHE? At SoHE we understand that when the design process is applied as a problem-solving strategy, the success rate for innovation dramatically improves. Design thinking is at the core of successful strategy development and organizational change. Appreciating good design is easy. It is the process behind it that often […]

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Kohl’s: Making a Difference in the Community

Retail Leadership Symposium (Consumer Science 250) By Students: Claire Zettl, Julia Zerull, Brenden Zarrinnam, Lauren Zanotelli, Anna Zahn, Kelsey Yanisch, Xingtong Xu, Emma Woods, Kristin Wolfe, Megan Whitehouse, Naomi Welter, Matthew Watters The Retail Leadership Symposium class welcomed Kohl’s on January 25, 2017. Mike Tack (Senior Manager- Early Talent), Melissa Smith (University Relations Recruiter), Alicia […]

Hy-Vee Presenter Jamie Franck

Retail Leadership Symposium Explores Organizational Culture with Hy-Vee

  By students Jordan Becker, Tim Schumann, Aaron Sykes, Allison Hartwig, Sophie Auerswald, Katherine Nelsen, Wei Chen, Christian Avina, Taylor Hedl, Sophia Minter & Julia Berman Hy-Vee is an extremely profitable company that is most well known for being a popular Midwestern grocer. However, they have recently decided to become involved in all facets of […]

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New Hockey Coach Sets Goal at SoHE

  On July 13, Granato read to children in the SoHE Preschool Lab on chameleons and crocodiles. New Hockey Coach Comes Back to the Badgers & SoHE The new men’s hockey coach, Tony Granato, has returned to UW-Madison and the School of Human Ecology to finish his Human Development and Family Studies degree. Granato played […]

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Prenatal to Five: Early is the Answer

SoHE understands that early childhood development research and innovation is the solution to reducing the achievement and poverty gaps impacting all of Wisconsin’s children, families, and communities. Communication between an adult and a baby is critical to the child’s health and well-being. Through an initiative that focuses on the first five years of every child’s […]

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WID Summer Weaving Lab Being Lead by SoHE’s Marianne Fairbanks

Weaving Lab: Plain Cloth Productions Interconnectivity is at the foundation of weaving. Textiles rely on the principle that multiple entities that were once separate, like fiber or thread, can become interwoven together into one whole. In their weaving lab, Design Studies professor Marianne Fairbanks and her small team of students take the interconnectivity of weaving […]

SoHE Business Office

Welcome to the SoHE Business Office  The Business Office is responsible for managing SoHE’s financial resources through the annual budget process, monitoring budgets, and preparing long-term financial forecasts.  It also oversees the primary business processes including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and expense reimbursement.  In addition, we are available to assist with navigating UW policies […]

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 […]

Alumni Engagement Options

  1. Reconnect with SoHE •     Join Badger Bridge, an exclusive online portal where UW-Madison alumni and students come together to achieve career goals and explore professional opportunities •     Stay in touch with what’s happening at SoHE on our social media channels by clicking the images below     2. Engage with […]

Intern’s Eye View: Can Experience Be Taught?

Erin Miller, a rising senior majoring in Community and Nonprofit Leadership in the School of Human Ecology, is the current intern for the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies (the CommNS).   As a student here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Community and Nonprofit Leadership, I have gotten to know a wide variety […]

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Threads: Fashion Show

View the full 2017 Ensemble Fashion event Ensemble: The Thread’s Fashion Show took place Sunday, April 30th at the Madison Masonic Center for the general public. From the eclectic selection of runway designs to live music and dance, Ensemble was experienced from many perspectives. The production engaged a range of audiences through a mash-up of classical […]

Personal Finance Advisory Board

Members of the Personal Finance Advisory Board (PFAB) provide advice, counsel, and support to the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology Personal Finance degree program, its leadership, and its students. Representing the diversity in functional areas within the financial services industry, members are leaders in their field. They have been selected to serve because of their […]