Midwestern-Grown Holiday ‘Febgiving’ Featured in the New York Times: James Norton, Rebecca Dilley

The New York Times featured writer James Norton (’99) and photographer Rebecca Dilley (’02) in a story about Friendsgiving celebrations.

Anthony Leonard Starts New Law Firm

Anthony J. Leonard, founded the Law Offices of Anthony J. Leonard, LLC.

Aaron Schwartz Joins Cape Sokol Law Firm

Aaron E. Schwartz has joined Capes Sokol, a St. Louis-based law firm, as an Associate in the firm’s Litigation practice group.

James Beard Nominee: Luke Zahm

Luke Zahm, University of Madison Alumni 2003, was nominated for James Beard Award in 2017.

Hans Obma Lands Recurring Role on Better Call Saul (AMC)

UW-Madison graduate Hans Obma has recently booked a slew of foreign roles in Hollywood. Since 2017 he played Hungarian, French, German and Croatian characters on primetime television shows. Obma is currently recurring as German-speaking “Adrian” on Better Call Saul (AMC), the acclaimed prequel to Breaking Bad.

Justin Charles Awarded French Knighthood

Justin Charles Frieman was named a Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques, a national order of France for distinguished academics and figures in the world of culture and education.

Darrell Newton is new Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Grad Studies at Eau Claire

A public university administrator and tenured faculty member with 35 years of experience in higher education has been appointed as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Bhavana Jain, class of 2002, has launched BhavyJ Designs — her own fashion line!

Bhavana Jain, PharmD, class of 2002, has launched BhavyJ Designs, a woman’s wear line.

Nicholas D. Vilione, BS ’02, Appointed Vice President of Sargent & Lundy LLC

Nicholas D. Vilione (BS ’02) has been appointed vice president of Sargent & Lundy LLC. He is a senior project manager for Sargent & Lundy’s Nuclear Power group at its Chicago headquarters.

Christian Schauf and Eric Janowak’s new venture, Uncharted Supply Company, to appear on Shark Tank

Early in 2016, Christian Schauf ’03 sat in LA traffic gridlock due to a light rain, thinking if rain can bring the city to a halt, what happens if there is an earthquake? He realized people didn’t have the experience, or tools, to handle unforeseen emergencies, and that line of thought eventually led to an upcoming appearance on Shark Tank.