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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.

Producer, actress Lena Waithe speaks, meets with students

February 14, 2018

Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, producer, and actress Lena Waithe met with students and gave a speech at Union South Tuesday night. She was featured as a Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecturer, and keynote speaker for Black History Month.

Ice is nice at 2018 Hoofers Winter Carnival

February 10, 2018

Sun, snow and ice created the perfect setting for the annual winter celebration.

Video: 2017 was memorable at the unions

December 14, 2017

It was a banner year for the Wisconsin Union. Memorial Union unveiled years of restoration and renovation, and Union South was its usual bustling self. Throngs of students, faculty and staff streamed into the unions for fun, fellowship and relaxation in the campus’s “living room.”

New digital kiosk commemorates fallen soldiers

November 7, 2017

The Wisconsin Union on Veterans Day will unveil a new digital kiosk honoring students and alumni who died in active duty, on the second floor of Memorial Union.