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Madison Artist’s New Mural Celebrates Wisconsin Union Experiences
Apr15

Madison Artist’s New Mural Celebrates Wisconsin Union Experiences

From gnomes in Der Rathskeller to Paul Bunyan and his Blue Ox, art has been an integral part of the Wisconsin Union’s Memorial Union since it opened in 1928.  University of Wisconsin-Madison alumna and artist Emily Balsley recently furthered that tradition of immersive art at the Memorial Union with a new mural on a Memorial Union wall. The vibrant painting in the stairwell near Peet’s Coffee depicts some of the adventures the...

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Governor’s Chief of Staff Brings Wisconsin Union Skills to the Capitol
Mar08

Governor’s Chief of Staff Brings Wisconsin Union Skills to the Capitol

Ten years ago, Maggie Gau ‘09 spent many mornings opening the doors to the Memorial Union as it welcomed its first guests of the day. Now, she arrives at the Wisconsin State Capitol each day as the chief of staff for Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers. Growing up in Wausau, Wis., Maggie knew she was going to be a Badger from a young age. But, she also knew that, to make this dream possible, she would need to work while she pursued her...

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Behind the Scenes at the Union: Verne Scholl
Feb15

Behind the Scenes at the Union: Verne Scholl

From grab and go items to deli sandwiches, Wisconsin Union Markets and Cafés Division Director Verne Scholl and his team have made sure that you have access to the best grab-n-go items to fuel you throughout the day. I recently met with Verne who has been with the Union since September 1997 to talk about his time here and all that our markets and cafes across campus offer. What was your professional journey like before joining the...

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Trustee Stories: David Cross
Feb04

Trustee Stories: David Cross

Wisconsin Union Association Trustee David Cross, in many ways, grew up at the Wisconsin Union’s Memorial Union. From summers spent in a residential community along the Lake Mendota shoreline, called the Tent Colony, to Sunday afternoons at the Memorial Union Terrace, David’s ever-growing love for the Union carries on today through his work as a trustee. David’s fondest memories of the Union come from his childhood summers spent living...

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Experience Art Immersion with the Wisconsin Union
Jan18

Experience Art Immersion with the Wisconsin Union

Art is all around at the Wisconsin Union’s Union South and Memorial Union. It’s in our three galleries. It’s on our walls. It’s in our theater and arts events. And, in some places, it’s even on our floors and ceilings. From the beginning, the Union team endeavored to incorporate art into the everyday lives of the students, faculty, staff and guests who visit the Wisconsin Union’s facilities. That was the first Wisconsin Union...

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