Terrace Views
Trustee Stories: Lucy Lloyd
Aug08

Trustee Stories: Lucy Lloyd

Wisconsin Union Associate trustee Lucy Lloyd is no stranger to the Wisconsin Union’s Memorial Union Terrace. Growing up in Madison, she has seen the Terrace change over decades with the addition of a new restaurant, new programming and much more. But, she says, the heart of the Terrace that beats for the people it serves and for learning has never changed. “There’s an energy about Madison that you don’t find everywhere. People are...

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Thank you, Jay Ekleberry, for 34 Years of Inspiration and Art
Jul24

Thank you, Jay Ekleberry, for 34 Years of Inspiration and Art

The Wisconsin Union team said goodbye on July 13 to longtime Wheelhouse Studios Director Jay Ekleberry as he started his next journey: retirement. For 34 years, Jay has worked to spark creativity and share his passion for art with students, staff, and the community. While the Union team will no doubt miss him, Jay has left a legacy of creativity, innovation, wisdom and inspiration with us. “Jay’s legacy at Wheelhouse is that art...

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Making Memories on the Terrace
Jul18

Making Memories on the Terrace

There are 1,200 sunburst chairs scattered across the Wisconsin Union’s almost 90-year-old Memorial Union Terrace. Their signature yellow, green and orange hues glimmer in the sun and continue to show brightly through the night under twinkle lights. While these symbols of warm months in Madison are recognizable icons of the Terrace, more important are the people who come visit them. Whether you are experiencing the Terrace as a...

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Student Leadership at Wheelhouse Studios
Jun05

Student Leadership at Wheelhouse Studios

Throw on your art smock because we’re heading down to Wheelhouse Studios to meet the fantastic students who make it all possible. Wheelhouse Studios, located on the lower-level at Memorial Union, is an art studio that is open to the public, but free for students and discounted for Union members. Wheelhouse offers open studio time, special art events, a ceramics studio and even classes. From drawing and painting to jewelry and glass...

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Behind the Scenes at the Union: Scott Faulkner
Jun01

Behind the Scenes at the Union: Scott Faulkner

The Wisconsin Union Hotel & Club Suites offer guests overnight stays for a lifetime right on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Scott Faulkner, the Wisconsin Union hotel manager, is one of the team members behind the scenes of it all, constantly striving to make your time at our hotels unforgettable. We met up with Scott to learn about his experience in the hospitality industry and his time at the Union. What does a...

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Unique Jobs: From a Climbing Wall to Yoga on the Terrace
Apr13

Unique Jobs: From a Climbing Wall to Yoga on the Terrace

With everything from live concerts to kayak rentals, it’s probably no surprise to you that there are more than a few unique student employee positions at the Wisconsin Union. Two of our talented team members serving in this unique roles gave us an inside look into their not-so-typical days. Sarah Calvert, yoga instructor with Outdoor UW University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Sarah Calvert is dedicated to finding time each...

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