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17 Years, 17 Questions with Mark Guthier, Wisconsin Union Director
Sep18

17 Years, 17 Questions with Mark Guthier, Wisconsin Union Director

Wisconsin Union Director Mark Guthier celebrates 17 years of making the Union a place to learn, grow and have experiences of a lifetime. Coming to Wisconsin from Indiana’s Memorial Union, this Hoosier-turned-Badger, is only the third person to hold the director position at the Union. I sat down with Mark to find out a little more about our director – and to get the scoop on which is the best Babcock Ice Cream flavor! To learn about...

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Behind the Scenes at the Union: Heather Good
Sep17

Behind the Scenes at the Union: Heather Good

For some people, finding a calling in life can provide hard. But, for Heather Good, she knew by the age of nine, after being in a local production of “The Nutcracker”, that she had a love for the performing arts and that she would someday work in the field. She didn’t know where or how, but she knew she had to continue to spread the joy theater brings. Today, Heather serves as the assistant director of administration, outreach and...

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The People behind your Union South Experiences
Aug16

The People behind your Union South Experiences

Have you ever been to a Badger Bash in Union South’s Plaza? Ever enjoyed the sweet, sweet goodness of Babcock Ice Cream at the Daily Scoop in Union South? Pretty great, right? Well, it’s all possible thanks to incredible Wisconsin Union team members dedicated to making your time in our buildings awesome. In this story, you’ll meet some of the people helping make your Union South experiences possible. And they’ll even share some of...

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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 continue to remain a staple to the Terrace experience each summer. 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 student, a community member...

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