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Out-of-Classroom Learning for a Lifetime
May21

Out-of-Classroom Learning for a Lifetime

During the past spring semester, Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) student leaders ventured away from their campus living room for invaluable, unforgettable out-of-classroom learning experiences made possible, in part, by the support of Wisconsin Union members and donors. Thousands of student leaders take part, each year, in WUD, our organization’s student programming and leadership board. WUD is made of up 10 committees and one club,...

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How do They do that: Booking Bands for the Terrace
May17

How do They do that: Booking Bands for the Terrace

    The students in the Wisconsin Union Directorate Music Committee are so talented, they make putting on weekly concerts look easy. However, behind the beat, there’s a lot of work that goes on to make these shows possible, especially during the summer season of Terrace After Dark. With up to five shows a week, plus a weekly open mic night, Terrace After Dark programming is anything but scaled back for WUD Music. For...

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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 Provides Insider’s Look at Graduation Weekend
Apr30

Wisconsin Union Team Provides Insider’s Look at Graduation Weekend

By Jade Anthony and Shauna Breneman Long before University of Wisconsin-Madison seniors receive their diplomas, our effort at the Wisconsin Union to prepare an unforgettable graduation weekend at Memorial Union and Union South commences. From live music to graduation gatherings, it all happens with the help of more 2,000 Union employees with a shared goal: make graduation weekend special for all who come to our buildings. In this...

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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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A Place for Fun and Focus amidst the Frenzy
Apr18

A Place for Fun and Focus amidst the Frenzy

By Jade Anthony and Shauna Breneman As we near the end of the semester, classes are almost over, and summer is right around the corner. But, between us and summer, are looming finals and the increasing dread of spending your days surrounded by highlighters, books and stacks of papers. While you weather the storm of exams, the Wisconsin Union is here to be a place for you to find fun and focus amidst the frenzy of finals. Twice a year,...

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