Terrace Views
A Gift to Last a Lifetime from the Union Team
Sep17

A Gift to Last a Lifetime from the Union Team

Our spring and summer grads missed out on timeless traditions. Pictures in the larger-than-life Terrace chair was just one moment our 2020 graduates deserved but couldn’t experience because of COVID-19. They worked tirelessly over the course of their college careers, conquering every challenge along the way, only to have their graduation plans upended by the sudden changes necessitated by the pandemic. We wanted to do something...

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For Kari Fischer, making a difference matters
Sep11

For Kari Fischer, making a difference matters

In June, we introduced you to our three 2020-21 student officers. This month, we will share more about one of those officers: Kary May Fischer, the Wisconsin Union vice president of internal relations. Kari is pursuing a double major in political science and English, and she has a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate. Learn not only about her but also how Wisconsin Union student leaders are pivoting in...

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Through Union, We Gain Strength
Sep01

Through Union, We Gain Strength

This week marks the beginning of a new academic year together. While much has and will likely change, there’s still so much that hasn’t. We are still part of a campus community with incredible, dedicated students and campus colleagues with an unwavering commitment to the success of University of Wisconsin-Madison students. And we still have a wonderfully supportive family of members, whose kind words and understanding as...

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While We Were Closed: How the Union Continued Supporting the Campus Community
Aug19

While We Were Closed: How the Union Continued Supporting the Campus Community

Though our doors to Memorial Union and Union South were closed to ‘business as usual’ operations in March, the Wisconsin Union team continued to support our community in the midst of these unprecedented times.  In keeping with our history, Union South continued to support voting efforts during the pandemic, serving as a polling location for the April and August primaries. On April 7, more than 700 ballots were processed, 441...

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Leading, Learning, and Growing during a Fall like No Other
Aug12

Leading, Learning, and Growing during a Fall like No Other

What does community look like when we can’t all gather in-person? How can leadership, learning and connectivity happen when our campus community resides across the world rather than on campus? These questions and others about how to support the campus community during the COVID-19 pandemic arose as student leaders of the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) began planning for fall 2020.  What does community look like when we can’t...

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An At-Home Artistic Terrace Experience
Jul30

An At-Home Artistic Terrace Experience

Keep those Terrace summer vibes going at home with our new, free, downloadable Terrace-themed coloring pages! Created by Wisconsin Union artists, we’re releasing these right in time for National Coloring Book Day (Aug. 2)! How about taking your Terrace coloring to the Terrace? Want to learn a bit about our famous Terrace chairs, pictured in the pages? For a Terrace chair history, click here. Click the images to download the coloring...

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