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SoHE News & Events: April 12-18

In Anticipation of Threads 2019 In a few weeks, the Madison Masonic Center will be hosting one of SoHE’s most beloved events Threads: Fashion Show. Threads is a yearly fashion show that showcases Textile and Fashion Design students’ various projects from the school year. Dubbing Helen Louise Allen as the ‘Point of Muse’ for students, […]

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Interior Architecture Student a Semifinalist in Major Competition

The Steelcase NEXT competition focuses on innovative designs to create the NEXT workplace of the future. This year’s project client was a real estate development firm in need of a design for their new Denver office. Over 900 students participated in the competition all over the country, and from them 140 projects from 70 universities […]

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Meet New HDFS Grad Olivia Saleh

This year 382 students graduated with a SoHE major. One was Olivia Saleh (’18), a Brooklyn, NY, native who earned a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Learn more about this recent grad and new SoHE alumna. How did choose your HDFS major? I am incredibly curious about how and why people become who […]

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The Translation Project

During the 2016-2017 academic year, 4,908 out of 43,820 UW Madison students sought help from University Health Services for mental illness, which led to a 2.2 increase of client visits. The growing number of students struggling with mental health inspired The Translation Project, a visual campaign focusing on creating a dialogue about mental illness and […]

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Design Studies Students Collaborate with Kenyan Activist Josephine Kulea

Bailey Schuldt is a Senior, Communication Arts 2018, Certificates in Digital Studies and Gender & Women’s Studies Several weeks ago, Kenyan women’s rights campaigner Dr. Josephine Kulea visited SoHE as part of a partnership initiated by Design Studies instructor Lesley Sager. In 2012, Kulea founded the Samburu Girls Foundation, an organization dedicated to rescuing young girls from […]

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SoHE News and Stories: August 28 – September 3

Check out what’s going on in SoHE this week! HDFS Professor Raison Interviewed on MDMA as PTSD Treatment SoHE Professor Dr. Charles Raison was interviewed by Channel 3 news on his research regarding MDMA, also known as Ecstasy, as a possible treatment for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Food and Drug Administration has referred […]

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Christensen Wins Design Challenge

SoHE Interior Architecture student Courtney Christensen was recently announced as one of the first place winners of the Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge 2017. Christensen won the commercial design category with her re-imagining of the UW Credit Union. In regards to the project, Christensen said: “For the UW Credit Union E-Commerce Center project my classmates and […]

Grad Student L’Esperance: Exploring Financial Decision-Making

Household Finance and Well-being In our modern world, life can be a series of big and small financial decisions. So how do individuals make these day-to-day decisions that can impact the rest of their lives? SoHE graduate student Madelaine L’Esperance is digging deeper into this question through her research, paying special attention to how people, particularly low-income […]

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HDFS Undergrad Receives Fellowship

UW-Madison junior Oona-Ifé Olaiya (Human Development & Family Studies)  and Michelle Tong, in partnership with the Bayview Foundation in Madison, WI, have been awarded a 2016-17 Wisconsin Idea Fellowship to support local high school students with tools to achieve academic and personal success. “College Advancement Mentorship Program (CAMP)” was awarded the first-ever Michael Thornton and […]

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CNPL Undergrad Wins Fellowship

UW-Madison sophomore Mallory Swenson (Community & Nonprofit Leadership) , in partnership with the the Lussier Community Education Center in Madison, WI, has been awarded a 2016-17 Wisconsin Idea Fellowship to help the center increase nutrition at its food pantry. The project was one of nine selected for the 18th annual Wisconsin Idea Fellowships, a program […]

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From Helmand Province to Human Ecology

Marine Corps Veteran Timothy James (TJ) Larson didn’t know he wanted a career in personal finance, he simply thought of himself as a “money nerd who likes helping people.” Larson (BS Personal Finance expected May 2016) was raised in a family where conversations around managing money were part of everyday life. “I grew up setting […]

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TFD Student Life

Threads Fashion Show Each year, TFD majors collaborate with UW-Madison students across the campus for the Threads fashion show and design event, a professional production that highlights the work of our TFD students. Design Gallery and Textile Collection TFD students have year-round access to two inspirational, in-house resources. The Ruth Davis Design Gallery provides a […]

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CNPL Student Resources

National Professional Associations Your link to certification info, job leads, internships, and more. Check with each for student rates. National Council of Nonprofits Association of Fundraising Professionals Independent Sector The Association for Community Organization and Social Administration Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group Association for Healthcare Philanthropy The International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy Social Media We […]

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Double major lives her destiny

School of Human Ecology senior Elana Rabishaw originally thought she would be a business major, but knew she was destined for the Community and Nonprofit Leadership (CNPL) major when she began writing the application essay to the Wisconsin School of Business. “I found myself talking about wanting to work for nonprofits, and wanting to make a difference […]

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Wearable Technology: Where Design & Function Connect

Launched in Fall 2013 by Assistant Professor Kevin Ponto, the Wearable Technology course is the nexus of design, innovation, imagination and function. Dr. Ponto has a joint appointment with the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, and his research objectives aim to “develop techniques to better the experience of virtual reality through new devices, interfaces, and techniques.” Dr. Ponto recently sat down with […]

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Start and finish your UW-Madison degree with the School of Human Ecology. We offer six inspiring undergraduate degrees and two certificates that are hands on and teach you to Think Creatively, Solve Professionally, and Act Compassionately. Degrees: Community and Nonprofit Leadership Human Development and Family Studies Interior Architecture Personal Finance Retailing and Consumer Science Textiles and Fashion Design […]

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 […]

Consuming Happiness

“I’ll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel alright, I’ll get you anything my friend if it makes you feel alright” Can’t Buy Me Love – Lennon/McCartney, 1964   Launched in Fall 2014 by sociologist Dr. Christine Whelan, Consuming Happiness course has quickly become one of the most talked-about classes on […]

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Job Talk: Director of Career and Leadership Development

Please mark your calendar to attend candidate presentations for the position of Director of Career and Leadership Development, new role in SAA:   Wednesday, February 25 — Candidate: Alicia Hazen 10:00-10:45 Plenary Hall   Thursday, February 26 — Candidate: Nikki Bollig 1:00-1:45 Plenary Hall   Friday, February 27 — Candidate: Andrea Lowe 9:00-9:45 Plenary Hall […]

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Badger Retail Students hit the Big Apple

Submitted by Marta Wangard, Junior, Retail Major Today we started off our first morning in NYC with a visit to Macy’s headquarters.   We first visited the Herald Square location where the CEO Terry Lundgren causally walked passed us on his way to his office. Oh and by the way, wished us a happy new year – so cool! […]

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NPD: Brands and Retail

Submitted by: Kelsey Hiveley, Junior, Retail The students in the Retail Leadership Symposium (SoHE) had the pleasure of hearing about the NPD Group from Assistant Professor Dee Warmath.  Professor Warmath is currently living out her young adult dream of being a professor here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison but previously she was the senior vice president at NPD. […]

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Fortune 500 Meets Retail

Submitted by Courtney McHugh, Junior, Retailing Speaker: David Ven Roy, Director of Sales   The SoHE Consumer Science retail program had the pleasure of welcoming AT&T to the Retail Leadership Symposium class on October 29th. AT&T, a Fortune 500 company is one of the largest communications companies in over 225 countries. The company provides a wide range of services from revolutionary smartphones […]

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Values and Vision = Fair Indigo

Submitted by Ava Janssen, sophomore The SoHE Retail Leadership Symposium welcomed Robert Behnke, co-founder of the online retailer Fair Indigo to class on October 15. During his presentation Behnke shared the story of how he connected his experience in retail with his passion for helping people, resulting in a new company. Behnke shared that during his time working at Macy’s and Land’s […]

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Trends in Europe Traveling Classroom

This faculty-led study abroad program was designed to broaden students’ understanding of global retailing and Europe’s influence on consumer fashion trends. By stepping foot in an unfamiliar territory and navigating their way through, students began to see and understand the world of consumerism in a new light. Students learned about retailing and witnessed fashion product […]