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Union 101: The History of the Wisconsin Union’s Creation
Apr18

Union 101: The History of the Wisconsin Union’s Creation

Almost 114 years have passed since former University of Wisconsin-Madison President Charles Van Hise called for a student union to be created during his inaugural address to the campus community. Inspired by unions at Ivy League universities and Oxford, Van Hise originally envisioned the union as a place for students to congregate after class. “When the students are done with their work in the evening, the attractive union is at hand,...

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Faces of the Union
Apr18

Faces of the Union

The Wisconsin Union could not exist without the help of students, UW-Madison faculty, Union employees, members and the community—a collaboration we’re so proud to facilitate. While every visit to one of the Union locations allows members to interact with plenty of staff, there are many key players working behind the scenes to make the Union the “heart and soul” of the university that it is today. Two of these key members include...

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WUD Publications Provides Professional Experience for Students
Mar14

WUD Publications Provides Professional Experience for Students

For many college students, student organization participation doesn’t always match up with their majors, or fails to help them once graduation day arrives. At the Wisconsin Union, we’re excited to redefine what it means to join a student organization—here, we want students to have the ultimate experience that they can apply to any future career or trade. The Wisconsin Union Directorate Publications Committee works to promote and...

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Student-Run WUD Film Screens Hundreds of Classics, Blockbusters Each Year
Mar14

Student-Run WUD Film Screens Hundreds of Classics, Blockbusters Each Year

The 330-seat Marquee Cinema in Union South has held everything from lectures to political debate watch parties—but is likely most notably known as the home of the WUD Film Committee, which holds hundreds of film screenings every year. Completely student-run, WUD Film screens movies through dual 35mm projectors, an HD projection system and a state-of-the-art sound system—and all for free to patrons. Film screenings are held almost...

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Women in the Arts at the Union: The Past, Present and Future
Mar14

Women in the Arts at the Union: The Past, Present and Future

When asked to name famous artists throughout history, names like Pablo Picasso, Shakespeare or Arthur Miller might come to the mind. However missing from that list is the immense impact women have played in the arts for centuries. As the world kicks off Women’s History Month, we’re excited to look back at the Wisconsin Union’s own history, and share the tremendous influence women in art leadership roles have made, in the past and...

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Memorial Union Guestrooms Reopen as Wisconsin Union Club Suites
Mar13

Memorial Union Guestrooms Reopen as Wisconsin Union Club Suites

Recent years have been a period of transformation at Memorial Union, including within the lakefront destination’s hotel rooms. Previously known as the Memorial Union Guestrooms, the six rooms have reopened as the Wisconsin Union Club Suites. While the rooms stay true to Memorial Union’s character, they have been revamped to better suit guests’ needs and enhance comfort. The Wisconsin Union Club Suites are an original feature of...

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