Terrace Views
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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Wisconsin Union Team Launches Social Awareness Effort
Apr19

Wisconsin Union Team Launches Social Awareness Effort

The Wisconsin Union Engagement, Inclusion and Diversity (E.I.D.) Council has launched a new social awareness effort that aims to inspire conversations and learning around topics impacting our campus community. “We felt there was a need for the Union to play a role in bringing forth issues that are part of the fabric of our community,” said Jacob Hahn, E.I.D. Council member and the Union strategic projects and organizational assessment...

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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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Deputy Director Reflects on 30 Years with the Wisconsin Union
Apr06

Deputy Director Reflects on 30 Years with the Wisconsin Union

This year marks Deputy Director Susan Dibbell’s 30th year on the Wisconsin Union team. I recently sat down with Susan to learn more about her time at the Union. The photos and mementos in her office tell a story of service leadership that began far before being named the Union’s deputy director in 2016. Susan has held multiple positions within the Union, including assistant director of program and leadership development, director of...

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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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