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Grounds crew creates beauty — and biodiversity — on campus

May 26, 2023

The goal is to create a campus landscape that supports biodiversity while providing an inviting space for students, employees and visitors alike.

Generous lead gift helps launch Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center

September 30, 2021

A new state-of-the art facility to support student and community health will nearly triple the size of the former Natatorium, serving more students and community members with recreational and well-being services.

Torstveit to serve as interim Physical Plant leader

July 29, 2021

Cindy Torstveit, currently assistant director of capital planning in Facilities Planning & Management, will be responsible for maintaining safe and efficient facilities to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Lighting it up for Barry

July 1, 2021

In honor of Barry Alvarez’s last day before retiring, red accent lighting illuminated the exterior of Bascom Hall and terrace plantings on June 30.

Happy birthday – and Father’s Day – to Bascom Hall

June 22, 2020

Florence Bascom was proud of her father John Bascom because he was a strong early advocate for women in academia. She proposed renaming University Hall in her father’s honor, and on June 22, 1920, a formal dedication took place.

Essential staff keep campus moving forward during coronavirus closure

April 22, 2020

“Our campus community owes a debt of gratitude to these employees for leaning in and figuring out how to get things done at such a difficult time."

UW–Madison employee dies from injuries sustained in a fall

December 3, 2019

The employee, Roberto Vergara, began working at the university in September of 2009. He was employed in custodial services for the university’s Division of Facilities Planning & Management.

Darling to lead facilities planning and management unit

July 13, 2017

David Darling, director of the Facilities Management and Operations Center for Sandia National Laboratories, has been named associate vice chancellor for facilities planning and management at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.