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Out-of-Classroom Learning for a Lifetime
May21

Out-of-Classroom Learning for a Lifetime

During the past spring semester, Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) student leaders ventured away from their campus living room for invaluable, unforgettable out-of-classroom learning experiences made possible, in part, by the support of Wisconsin Union members and donors. Thousands of student leaders take part, each year, in WUD, our organization’s student programming and leadership board. WUD is made of up 10 committees and one club,...

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How do They do that: Booking Bands for the Terrace
May17

How do They do that: Booking Bands for the Terrace

    The students in the Wisconsin Union Directorate Music Committee are so talented, they make putting on weekly concerts look easy. However, behind the beat, there’s a lot of work that goes on to make these shows possible, especially during the summer season of Terrace After Dark. With up to five shows a week, plus a weekly open mic night, Terrace After Dark programming is anything but scaled back for WUD Music. For...

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Bringing the ‘60s Back to Memorial Union
May16

Bringing the ‘60s Back to Memorial Union

Dust off your Mary Janes, and crank up The Beatles. The ‘60s are coming back to Memorial Union June 14-16 for the Madison Reunion, a party with a purpose. The Madison Reunion, a nonprofit created by Madisonians and ‘60s University of Wisconsin-Madison alumni Ben and Judy Sidran, will feature panels and performances, film showings, art, tours, tie-dye and free tunes on the Terrace. About 1,000 UW-Madison alumni will return to Memorial...

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Behind the Scenes at the Union: Jay Ekleberry
Feb14

Behind the Scenes at the Union: Jay Ekleberry

Well, you’ve probably heard of Wheelhouse Studios, but you may not know about the man behind it all, Studio Director Jay Ekleberry. Jay has been with the Wisconsin Union since 1984 and has provided countless members and guests with hands-on art experiences and helped customers creatively make an impact in the Madison community. His passion to learn and foster a sense of engagement among everyone who enters Wheelhouse Studios is...

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New year, new events: what new events to attend during spring semester
Feb12

New year, new events: what new events to attend during spring semester

Winter break has come and gone. A new semester is upon us, and while you may not be thrilled to be reentering the world of academia, the Wisconsin Union has you covered when it comes to study breaks and fun. In the couple days leading up to Valentine’s Day, get creative at Wheelhouse Studios, and craft the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone, your friends or whomever else you’d like to show a little love. After...

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Happy Birthday, WUD Cuisine!
Sep20

Happy Birthday, WUD Cuisine!

The Wisconsin Union Directorate’s (WUD’s) newest committee, WUD Cuisine, has turned one! The past year has been full of growth, learning and community involvement, and the committee’s newest director, Sydney Weiser, joined us to reflect on the successes and future of the Cuisine Committee. “First and foremost, we aim to be a place where students can start thinking about cuisine and the food system at large,” Weiser said. “Food is a...

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