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News & Events

SoHE News and Events: January 19-January 25

Professor Poehlmann-Tynan Cover Story | CNPL Alumna’s Path to Nonprofits | MFA Candidate Awarded Fellowship

When Parents are Incarcerated
Julie Poehlmann

“Surreal…stressful…” When young children visit a parent who is incarcerated the experience may be highly emotional. “It’s great for children to have a positive visit and positive connections with their incarcerated parents. It can reassure them that the parent is safe, and they still have a relationship,” Professor Julie Poehlmann-Tynan states. “Certain kinds of visits can also be stressful.” Read more in this powerful cover story in The Isthmus


Morgridge Center Recounts Swenson’s Transition

Mallory Swenson with food insecurity posterPast Wisconsin Idea Fellowship recipient and SoHE alumna Mallory Swenson was featured in a story by the Morgridge Center this week, tracing her journey from nutritional science to Community & Nonprofit Leadership. Swenson was awarded the fellowship as a Sophomore and focused on food insecurity in Madison with Assistant Professor Jennifer Gaddis as her faculty advisor. Read more about Mallory’s work in the nonprofit sector here.


MFA Student Maria Wood Awarded Sinaiko Frank Fellowship

Graduate student Maria WoodDesign Studies MFA student Maria Wood has been awarded a Sinaiko Frank Graduate Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts. Along with her collaborator Leigh Garcia (MFA candidate, Art), the two have created works using handmade paper, printmaking, and textile techniques to celebrate the experience of immigrant Latina women in Madison. Some of this work, along with Maria’s personal studio investigations, will be shown in her spring 2018 MFA exhibition. This highly competitive award is open to graduate women in the arts from all creative units on campus. Find more information on the Fellowship here.

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