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Playing It Forward: One Man’s Wisconsin Union Legacy
Dec18

Playing It Forward: One Man’s Wisconsin Union Legacy

Long before there was a Memorial Union, or even a groundbreaking ceremony, students were gathering support and raising money for the new Union. Nathan N. Grabin was working his way through school at the University of Wisconsin when the Wisconsin Union project was first gaining momentum. A banjo player in an orchestra on campus, he was playing for University and private events to pay for his expenses. He also taught banjo lessons in...

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Top 10 Terrace Views Stories of 2018
Dec12

Top 10 Terrace Views Stories of 2018

  We’ve had an amazing 2018 at the Wisconsin Union! From putting the final touches on our reinvestment project, to celebrating our 90 year anniversary, we’re so excited to have shared another year filled with amazing experiences with our members, students, faculty and staff, and the Madison community. To end the year on a great note, take a look back at the 10 most popular Terrace Views stories we’ve had this year! Be sure to...

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Pick a Lane: Group Bowling at Sett Recreation
Dec11

Pick a Lane: Group Bowling at Sett Recreation

“The thrill of victory, and agony of defeat. The human drama of athletic competition”: The Wisconsin Union membership office’s bowling outing to Sett Recreation. Okay, it wasn’t quite that dramatic. We decided to take a page out of our own book and go on a team building outing to Union South’s Sett Recreation bowling alley. Here’s how it went: Early Thursday afternoon happened to be a fantastic time to go to the Sett bowling alley. We...

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Studying at the Union
Nov20

Studying at the Union

Friendly reminder, Badgers, finals are coming, and it’s time to open those textbooks! Okay, so maybe there’s no friendly way to remind you about tests, but I’m here to help.   I’ve spent my fair share of time studying on campus, at Union South and Memorial Union in particular. And I’ve found favorite spots at both buildings. So, here are your soon-to-be-favorite places to study; panic that you know nothing; realize you do know things...

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Winter Recreation Ideas from the Wisconsin Union
Nov14

Winter Recreation Ideas from the Wisconsin Union

As the weather gets colder and the sun sets sooner, we at the Wisconsin Union know it’s hard to find the time or energy to do, well, pretty much anything. Especially when it comes to braving the cold weather outside. Luckily, we have our Hoofers clubs to remind us that outdoor recreation never has an off-season. When the snow flurries start flying, we can always turn to our resident snow experts over at the Hoofer Ski and Snowboard...

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Remembering Gold Star Heroes Charles Howard Bixby and Philip Taylor Bixby
Nov14

Remembering Gold Star Heroes Charles Howard Bixby and Philip Taylor Bixby

During World War I, when a member of a family served in the military, the family would display a blue star in the window of their home. If the service member passed away during active duty, the family replaced the blue star with a gold star, signaling to the community that they had lost their loved one. The family of service members Philip and Charles Howard Bixby is all too familiar with this tradition, having lost both men to World...

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