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Bill Nye the climate guy

April 27, 2022

Nye “The Science Guy” speaks during his presentation, “Let’s Talk Climate Change, a Conversation with Bill Nye,” before a student audience of nearly 3,000…

‘Tis better to roast a marshmallow than curse the cold

February 11, 2022

The Wisconsin Union's Winter Carnival is in full swing this weekend, with ice fishing, s'mores, mini-golfing on ice, snowboarding and more.

Fluno Center transferred to UW Conference Centers, will join Wisconsin Union team

December 14, 2021

 Under the umbrella of Conference Centers, the Fluno Center will emphasize expanding services to all of UW–Madison, and serving as the premier conference and lodging resource for continuing education, campus conferences and visitors

Trumpeter, composer brings love of jazz to campus

November 8, 2021

Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, along with jazz musicians from the E-Collective and Turtle Island String Quartet, perform in Shannon Hall.

New André De Shields Fund will support BIPOC artists

September 21, 2021

The Wisconsin Union Theater has started the fund, named after the Broadway star and UW alumnus, to support artistic projects and performances by BIPOC and other people who are historically underrepresented on stages and in audiences.

Making a splash at Alumni Park

June 25, 2021

With Madison in the midst of a string of hot days, visitors to campus are finding creative ways to cool off.

A beautiful night for jazz and Juneteenth

June 21, 2021

Members of the Madison community enjoyed a warm summer evening and the sounds of trumpeter Marquis Hill and his band at a Madison Jazz Festival event at the Memorial Union Terrace on June 19, which also marks Juneteenth.

Life returns to the Terrace

June 16, 2021

People, music and conversation are back at the Terrace, as COVID-19 restrictions are gradually being lifted as more people are vaccinated

The Terrace awaits

April 21, 2021

The sunburst chairs are sitting again by the lake, just waiting for warmer weather to entice visitors.

Going after winter — with an axe

February 6, 2021

Participants learned how to use ice climbing equipment during a Wisconsin Union Winter Carnival event  presented by the Hoofers Mountaineering Club on Feb. 5.

Embracing the cold, dark winter

January 11, 2021

Instead of complaining about the long, cold midwinter nights, a group of enthusiastic hikers have been embracing them, joining a series of socially distanced nature hikes sponsored by Outdoor UW.

These dogs had their day

January 10, 2021

More than 30 registrants participated in the Wisconsin Union's Hound Hike on Jan. 9. Participants and their dogs got a free bandana and had a "pupfessional" photo made, and then sauntered around campus.

Winter is coming, Badgers

November 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it a year like no other on the UW–Madison campus, but the seasons continue to change as always. The first snowfall of the year on Tuesday gave campus a wintery look.

Terrace life continues, but with precautions

July 28, 2020

Summer evenings remain relaxed and beautiful at the Memorial Union Terrace, but with changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patrons can enjoy physically distanced, reserved-table seating with food and drink service.

New order aims to promote public safety in campus gathering spots

May 20, 2020

The university has adopted a new order to ensure public safety through physical distancing and related public health measures as campus prepares to reopen.

Get Social: Lady Liberty with dogs, flamingos and more

February 11, 2020

It's about as photogenic as it gets: Lady Liberty's head and arm on Lake Mendota, with an orange sunset setting the ice ablaze. In this week's Get Social, take a look at some of the best selfies and photos from what's become an annual tradition.

Meet ‘The Monarch’

May 6, 2019

The newly unveiled statue, "The Monarch," celebrates the 150th anniversary of women receiving degrees at UW–Madison and was designed by artist Victoria Reed to represent female empowerment and influence.

After a busy summer, Wisconsin Union tackles numerous initiatives to ensure a welcoming environment

September 12, 2018

“We have a lot on our plate this academic year, including some big, philosophical issues to work through,” says Union Director Mark Guthier. “As has always been the case throughout the history of the Wisconsin Union, this work will be largely student-led and student-driven.”

Reesor selected as student affairs leader

May 9, 2018

“We were looking for someone with a long-term strategic vision on how we best serve students during their time on campus.  Lori impressed us all with her experience and thoughtful comments, ” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

Styling — in fashions from around the world

March 20, 2018

Students modeled authentic clothing from cultures around the world at the "Runways of the World" show at Union South on March 18.