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UW-Madison Student Veterans’ Stories
Nov08

UW-Madison Student Veterans’ Stories

Memorial Union’s honoring of service members began in 1928 with the dedication of the building as a memorial to UW-Madison’s service members. In addition, the names of more than 200 Badgers who died in active duty are inscribed on wooden plaques on the walls of the Memorial Union’s Memorial Hall, outside of Main Lounge.  We, at the Wisconsin Union, recognize and honor our UW-Madison service members and veterans each and every...

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The Wisconsin Union’s Most Famous: Those Who Have Walked Our Halls
Oct14

The Wisconsin Union’s Most Famous: Those Who Have Walked Our Halls

Have you ever stopped to think about all of the famous people throughout history that have walked the same halls you do at Memorial Union and Union South? For the past 90 years, we, at the Wisconsin Union, have welcomed everyone from Lizzo to Eleanor Roosevelt. Next time you walk along the colorful decor, take a look around and consider all the possibilities of people who have walked those same steps before you! Neil deGrasse Tyson, a...

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Leading the Union: Women at 150
Aug09

Leading the Union: Women at 150

Here at the Wisconsin Union, we are honored to have incredible women among our team, from our student leaders to our full-time staff. In celebrating the 150th year of women receiving degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we want to recognize some of the many amazing women who make all that we, at the Union, do possible. This year, women will serve in all of the Union student officer positions: Wisconsin Union president,...

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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

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 series’ history. The full series lineup is as follows:Oct. 6, 2019 – ChanticleerNov. 2,...

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Terrace Through the Decades
May15

Terrace Through the Decades

For nearly a century, the Wisconsin Union’s Memorial Union Terrace has served as campus’s lakefront backyard. There, we, at the Union, have plentiful food options, activities ranging from music and film to studio art, and the best view in town. Since its very beginning, the Terrace has been a place for everyone to come together and have fun — whether you’re a UW-Madison student, faculty, staff member, Union member or guest. In this...

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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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