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New pier planned ahead of outdoor swimming season

April 19, 2024

Ahead of the upcoming outdoor swimming season, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will install a new swimming pier on Lake Mendota near Memorial Union to replace the structure that collapsed last fall. The new $160,000 pier is anticipated to be installed in early June.

Some students use spring break to make a difference

March 19, 2024

The Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Alternative Breaks Committee provides service-based spring break trips for students to sign up for and spend their week giving back to a selected community.

The (Winter Carnival) show must go on

February 12, 2024

Unseasonably warm weather has melted most of the snow and thinned the ice, but UW–Madison's Winter Carnival proceeded last weekend with a modified schedule.

There’s still time for the planet, Goodall says, if we stay hopeful

March 27, 2023

Jane Goodall visited UW–Madison Sunday night as part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Distinguished Lecture Series. She told a packed crowd, many of whom were students: “We need to help people to find ways of living without destroying the environment."

Creating ‘Heart Burn’ art with a hot iron

February 15, 2023

Students created heart-themed artwork at a Valentine’s Day workshop hosted in Wheelhouse Studios in the Memorial Union on Feb. 14.

Winter Carnival: Snow fun that grows and flows

February 13, 2023

Everyone had chilly fun at the Wisconsin Union’s Winter Carnival when the sun came out, whether they were skating, snowboarding or snapping a selfie with the traditional Statue of Liberty replica.

Pumpkin artistry: Creating on a spherical, orange canvas

October 27, 2022

Carving pumpkins brought out the artistry in students who took part in a pumpkin carving event outside Union South on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

A mural that describes ‘being a Badger’

October 20, 2022

On Oct. 18, students gathered at Union South and Memorial Union to paint a murals that asked the question "What does being a Badger mean to you?" The artistic answers were many. The painting was part of Homecoming activities this week.

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.