Terrace Views
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...

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Welcome from Wisconsin Union President Iffat Bhuiyan
Sep21

Welcome from Wisconsin Union President Iffat Bhuiyan

On behalf of the Wisconsin Union, including the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD), welcome to the start of a new academic year. We hope you’ll join us to have fun, learn and lead. You may think you don’t know WUD, but it’s very likely you’ve already been to one of our student-led, out-of-classroom events, like a film showing at Union South or a concert on the Memorial Union Terrace. WUD (pronounced like “wood”) is the board of 16...

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Your Summer at the Memorial Union Terrace
Jul06

Your Summer at the Memorial Union Terrace

It’s finally summer. The warm weather is here, and the Memorial Union Terrace is open. And, while you probably don’t need any help to enjoy stunning views and almost daily free programming, here are some Terrace traditions to add to your summer bucket list: Climb into the giant sunburst chair. What’s better than a sunburst chair? A giant sunburst chair. Capture your experience for a lifetime with a photo of you on giant version of the...

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Make Your Finals Week Plans With the Union
May02

Make Your Finals Week Plans With the Union

The Wisconsin Union is bringing back Finals Frenzy events to help you beat the finals blues and finish the semester strong. Badgers will soon face the annual doom that is finals week, so the Union is gearing up to provide food discounts, freebies, games and late-night hours to keep students feeling calm and collected. Between May 5 and 12, be on the lookout for Penny Promotions on the Union Twitter page: @WisconsinUnion. Penny...

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Behind the Scenes at the Union: Courtney Byelich, Music Committee Advisor
Apr25

Behind the Scenes at the Union: Courtney Byelich, Music Committee Advisor

You may recognize the names of performers at the Wisconsin Union like CRASHprez, Pat McCurdy and the Chainsmokers. But, you may not know the name of the Union team member helping make it all happen behind the scenes for the past five years. This master of performance planning is Courtney Byelich, Wisconsin Union music advisor. As an advisor, she helps the student leaders of the Wisconsin Union Directorate Music Committee bring music...

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