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A Year of Impact and Memories
Sep19

A Year of Impact and Memories

For us at the Wisconsin Union, the past year has been one of far-reaching impact and countless memories. We are grateful to each and every one of you who attended an event, visited our buildings, relaxed with us, and supported us in our mission to make lifetime connections on campus. Along the way, we’ve tracked our successes and will share some of those numbers with you here. 2,786 Experiences for a Lifetime The Wisconsin Union...

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Start your UW-Madison Journey with Basecamp, a Student-Led Wilderness Orientation
Jul19

Start your UW-Madison Journey with Basecamp, a Student-Led Wilderness Orientation

By Katrina Kitzmann Uncertainty, discomfort, unfamiliarity, anxiety. For many incoming students, these are some of the feelings that come up when they think about those first few weeks of college. That’s why Wisconsin Basecamp, a wilderness orientation for new University of Wisconsin-Madison freshman and transfer students, exists. Students choose a backpacking, canoeing, or rock climbing trip. No matter what they choose, they’re going...

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Sailing Instructors Demonstrate a Classic Sailing Knot
Jul17

Sailing Instructors Demonstrate a Classic Sailing Knot

Looking to go on a nautical adventure? Sailing away from the stress of the day is easy when you’re a member of the Hoofer Sailing Club (HSC).   If you’re like me, you’ve watched sailors on Lake Mendota in awe as they tie what seem like very fancy knots and agilely adjust their sails.   But, HSC instructors assure me that it can all be learned and that it’s so worth it when you do.   “It’s a lot easier than you would think,”...

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Packing Tips from Outdoor Trip Leaders
Jun01

Packing Tips from Outdoor Trip Leaders

By Brooke Hollingsworth Packing for a hotel stay can be hard, so, when it’s time to go camping (no indoor plumbing included) packing can feel nothing short of daunting. The Wisconsin Union’s Outdoor UW team is here to help with tips and tricks from Wisconsin Basecamp Leaders Hannah Bucci and Murray Dunsirm. Wisconsin Basecamp is an Outdoor UW program that looks to connect freshmen and transfer students with other students and to the...

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Shake Up your Group Outing with the Wisconsin Union
May12

Shake Up your Group Outing with the Wisconsin Union

Planning your next corporate gathering or team-building get-together? We, the Wisconsin Union team, invite you take shake up your outing with our affordable activities. You can join us for one activity, or we can work with you to create a package tailored to your team’s needs. (“Trust falls” not included.) Cheryl Fanning, the director of member sales and service at the UW Credit Union, recently took her team outside of the “trust...

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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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