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Harmonious History: The Wisconsin Union Theater’s Concert Series Celebrates its 100th Year
May26

Harmonious History: The Wisconsin Union Theater’s Concert Series Celebrates its 100th Year

Harmonious History: The Wisconsin Union Theater’s Concert Series Celebrates its 100th Year The curtains will soon open on a historic event in the Wisconsin Union Theater: the 100th Anniversary Concert Series. As it has done every year for a century, the Series will bring world-renowned classical musicians to Madison, Wis., for its 100th season. The centennial anniversary concerts reflect the historic breadth represented throughout the...

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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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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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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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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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Leadership Experiences for a Lifetime with the Jones Leadership Center
Sep03

Leadership Experiences for a Lifetime with the Jones Leadership Center

Unique and intentional. These two words describe the leadership opportunities the Wisconsin Union’s Willis L. Jones Leadership Center (JLC) aims to provide to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and beyond. While people may think of the Union as being a place for everything from outdoor recreation to art, helping students develop leadership skills is one of the most important functions of the Union. At the JLC, Union staff help...

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