Terrace Views
A Place to Innovate: Doubling Down on Design
Jan04

A Place to Innovate: Doubling Down on Design

By Mason Muerhoff x‘18 The Wisconsin Union’s multi-year Memorial Union renovation effort, known as the Memorial Union Reinvestment (MUR), has brought new, behind the scenes technology to the almost 90-year-old iconic destination. One of the most significant, recent changes to Memorial Union was the installation of a subterranean loading and receiving dock, constructed underneath the grassy oasis of the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s...

Read More
Trustee Stories: Sharon Hadary
Dec07

Trustee Stories: Sharon Hadary

By Mason Muerhoff ’18 Sharon Hadary, a Wisconsin Union Association trustee, says this of the Wisconsin Union, “As a student, I developed a strong connection to the Wisconsin Union as my campus living room and as a place to learn and grow.” Her sentiment is one that is shared by millions of people across many generations of Wisconsin Union members and community members who consider the Union’s Memorial Union and Union South...

Read More
Fudge Bottom Pie: A Timeless Story of a Pie and the People who Love it
Dec05

Fudge Bottom Pie: A Timeless Story of a Pie and the People who Love it

Once upon a time in a place not so far away and a time not so long ago, a pie that would become legend and would be loved by millions debuted at Memorial Union. Some say that Fudge Bottom Pie was created by a University of Wisconsin-Madison Residence Halls chef. Others say it was a Wisconsin Union creation that debuted in 1945 in Memorial Union. While its origin is debated, its deliciousness and the community’s love for it is not. “I...

Read More
A Place to Grow: Lessons for a Lifetime
Dec05

A Place to Grow: Lessons for a Lifetime

By Mason Muerhoff ’18 Walking around the University of Wisconsin-Madison student organization fair in her high school band t-shirt in fall 2013, UW-Madison freshman Katy Lang wasn’t sure what she was looking for in a student organization. There was table after table of language study groups, a water polo club and soccer teams. It was, Lang said, overwhelming. But a Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Music Committee member spotted...

Read More
Storyteller Series: Coming Together in der Rathskeller
Nov15

Storyteller Series: Coming Together in der Rathskeller

By Andrew Zaruba “Oh, this is a German beer hall!” Designer Leon Pescheret saw what would eventually become der Rathskeller in Memorial Union from the moment he walked into the space. His original design still exists today, providing a warm and inviting environment for every visitor. From inside der Rath, it is almost as though you’ve left Memorial Union and entered a new space entirely. The sounds of music and chatter, the sight of...

Read More