Recent Sightings Recent sightings: Wisconsin Welcome

September 5, 2015

Several thousand UW–Madison freshmen and transfer students turned out Friday night for a Wisconsin Welcome event at the Overture Center for the Arts in downtown Madison, enjoying a variety of arts, comedy, dance and music performances, plus socializing with new friends. The event was organized by the Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE). 

Photos: Jeff Miller/University Communications

Photo: Blindfolded and duct-taped mentalist Chris Carter identifies objects collected by audience volunteers Ethan Heroux and Tina Bouril.

Blindfolded and duct-taped mentalist Chris Carter identifies objects collected by audience volunteers Ethan Heroux and Tina Bouril.

Photo: A losing comedian endure the application of clothes pins during comedy show by Mission IMPROVable.

A losing comedian endures the application of clothespins during a comedy show by Mission IMPROVable.

Photo: Students (from left to right) Elisha Ikhumhen, Miriam Burgos, Tashiana Lipscomb and Caleb Caldwell sing No One by Alicia Keys during live band karaoke performance.

Students Caleb Caldwell, Miriam Burgos (center) and Tashiana Lipscomb sing No One by Alicia Keys during a live band karaoke performance.

Photo: A Wisconsin Experience backpack and flip flops sit to the side as  students learn ballroom dance steps.

A Wisconsin Experience backpack and flip-flops sit to the side as students learn ballroom dance steps.

Photo: members of Badger Ballroom Dance Team

Instruction was provided by members of Badger Ballroom Dance Team.

Photo: Students playing Jenga

A rousing game of Jenga keeps a group of first-years on edge.

Photo: State Capitol seen through windows of Overture Center

The night’s events took place within view of the illuminated State Capitol.