The Juneteenth flag is raised over the Wisconsin State Capitol for the first time in history Friday morning. UW–Madison today honors and celebrates Juneteenth, commemorating the day the last group of enslaved Black Americans were made aware of their liberation in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 — more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. The Black Cultural Center will host a virtual celebration of Black music and culture with DJ Tricey Trice at 1:30 p.m. CT. For those who want to learn more about the history of Juneteenth and the ongoing struggle for freedom and equality for African Americans, UW–Madison Libraries has many free physical and electronic resources available. Many will also join a community celebration at 5 p.m. hosted by Kujichagulia Madison Center for Self-Determination.
Whether you use the information to impress your friends or just learn something interesting for yourself, consider this a gift from some of your new campus colleagues.
The UW–Madison College of Engineering's Makerspace held a workshop Oct. 24 to teach the basics of thermoforming and mold making by creating Halloween masks. Makerspace Workshops are geared toward newcomers and are open to all UW–Madison students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Halloween is a time to express yourself to the world. And there are plenty of different ways to express your Badger spirit with your pumpkin carving. Take this quiz to find out which carving is best for you.
In addition to a keynote by Wisconsin's first African-American lieutenant governor, Mandela Barnes, Monday's event also featured music, discussion and, on a lighter note, coloring pages paying tribute to famous African-Americans.
It’s bad enough when Halloween falls on a Wednesday. It’s worse when it falls in the middle of midterms. Here’s four ways to still celebrate October 31st while you study for midterms.
The rest stop will come complete with bathroom facilities, massage chairs, picnic tables and vending machines containing energy drinks, protein bars and Cheetos.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to think outside the heart-shaped chocolate box by putting pen to paper and writing a love poem. Here are some tips.
Experts from the UW–Madison can talk turkey, Black Friday and a variety of other Thanksgiving-related topics.
Martin Luther King Jr. is known for poetic words and heroic actions. On Monday, the University of Wisconsin–Madison community came together to consider King’s legacy and how he continues to inspire.
To mark Veterans Day on Friday, volunteers took turns on Bascom Hill reading the names and hometowns of more than 6,800 U.S. service members killed in military action in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001.
The campus community is finding many creative ways to celebrate Halloween – carving pumpkins on a crisp October night, wandering the oh-so-spooky hallways of Humanities, hobnobbing with history's greatest artists.