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You Asked, We Answered: Are UW- Madison Faculty and Staff Wisconsin Union Members?
Dec06

You Asked, We Answered: Are UW- Madison Faculty and Staff Wisconsin Union Members?

The Wisconsin Union is a membership organization, offering major benefits to our members, including discounts, special events and more! As University of Wisconsin – Madison faculty and staff, it is frequently asked whether you are a Wisconsin Union member, long story short, you’re not– yet! UW- Madison faculty and staff are welcome to use the Union as associates of the University, where you can enjoy limited Union privileges...

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Studying at the Union
Nov20

Studying at the Union

Friendly reminder, Badgers, finals are coming, and it’s time to open those textbooks! Okay, so maybe there’s no friendly way to remind you about tests, but I’m here to help.   I’ve spent my fair share of time studying on campus, at Union South and Memorial Union in particular. And I’ve found favorite spots at both buildings. So, here are your soon-to-be-favorite places to study; panic that you know nothing; realize you do know things...

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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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