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Remembering Gold Star Heroes Charles Howard Bixby and Philip Taylor Bixby
Nov14

Remembering Gold Star Heroes Charles Howard Bixby and Philip Taylor Bixby

During World War I, when a member of a family served in the military, the family would display a blue star in the window of their home. If the service member passed away during active duty, the family replaced the blue star with a gold star, signaling to the community that they had lost their loved one. The family of service members Philip and Charles Howard Bixby is all too familiar with this tradition, having lost both men to World...

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Meet our Members: Laura Gersh
Nov13

Meet our Members: Laura Gersh

Laura Gersh is nothing short of incredible; she is a University of Wisconsin-Madison alumna, professional bowler, information technology professional, and so much more. We, at the Wisconsin Union, are honored that she is also a Wisconsin Union member who continues to support our role as the Division of Social Education and make the most of her membership benefits. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Laura made her way to Madison in 2004...

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Changing Seasons at the Wisconsin Union
Nov12

Changing Seasons at the Wisconsin Union

As fall colors fade, our facilities team at the Wisconsin Union has a long list of work to prepare Memorial Union and Union South for winter weather. Wisconsin Union Facilities Manager Joe Boss takes us behind the scenes of what changing seasons means for our organization. The whole process of transitioning Memorial Union for winter, for example, takes roughly two weeks from start to finish. (Though planning begins far before that.)...

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“Halloweek” at the Wisconsin Union
Oct17

“Halloweek” at the Wisconsin Union

As Halloween creeps up on us, we, at the Wisconsin Union, have some treats (no tricks) planned for you.   I met up with Brennan Bahr, Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) vice president of external relations, to learn more about the Union’s plans for a scary-fun week!   “Each year, we offer events and activities to celebrate Halloween on campus,” Brennan said. “It’s gives people a space to celebrate and enjoy the holiday together.” ...

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Have a Creative Fall Season with Wheelhouse Studios
Oct04

Have a Creative Fall Season with Wheelhouse Studios

While we all say goodbye to summer (more appropriately known as Terrace season) many other Wisconsin Union team members and I are excited for vibrant oranges and reds to make their way onto campus foliage. So, in lieu of summer,  I ventured to Wheelhouse Studios to learn about the fall courses coming up. As you’ll quickly learn in this article, Wheelhouse Studios, the Union’s in-house art studio, is home to just about every kind of...

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