Terrace Views
Beefeaters Keep Watch Over Wisconsin Union Ideal, Mission and Values
Nov09

Beefeaters Keep Watch Over Wisconsin Union Ideal, Mission and Values

The year is 1945. There’s snow on the ground, and Memorial Union’s Great Hall is full of Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) student leaders and our staff and faculty spreading holiday cheer. A meal of rare beef, peas and bread, which is to be eaten solely with a knife, is served to 180 dinner attendees, who worked all year to provide the community with an enjoyable Wisconsin Union experience. Our Annual Beefeaters Banquet is underway....

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“Halloweek” at the Wisconsin Union
Oct17

“Halloweek” at the Wisconsin Union

As Halloween creeps up on us, we, at the Wisconsin Union, have some treats (no tricks) planned for you.   I met up with Brennan Bahr, Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) vice president of external relations, to learn more about the Union’s plans for a scary-fun week!   “Each year, we offer events and activities to celebrate Halloween on campus,” Brennan said. “It’s gives people a space to celebrate and enjoy the holiday together.” ...

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Taking the Terrace on the Road
Sep07

Taking the Terrace on the Road

This summer, the Wisconsin Union membership team took the Memorial Union Terrace places it had never been for our members and other supporters. In a series of events called “Terrace on the Road”, we recreated the Terrace experience in Minneapolis, Appleton and Milwaukee with some of the elements that make the Terrace so special. On three different days in three different cities, nearly 400 Wisconsin Union members and guests had the...

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A Night in the Life: Summer Music Coordinators
Aug09

A Night in the Life: Summer Music Coordinators

The Wisconsin Union team puts on live music performances almost every week of the year. Each time is different, but each time, it’s no small feat coordinating all that goes on into each show at Memorial Union and Union South. Terrace After Dark, a program led by the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Music Committee, provides the community with live music five nights a week during the months that don’t require an internal morale...

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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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