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Memorial Union Terrace, Memorial Union and Union South access will expand to all beginning May 10

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Beginning May 10, all, including Wisconsin Union members, community members, and visitors, can visit the Wisconsin Union’s Memorial Union Terrace, Memorial Union and Union South.

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Terrace chairs will make their return to the Memorial Union Terrace April 14

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The Wisconsin Union’s Terrace chairs will return to the Memorial Union Terrace April 14, marking the start of Terrace season 2021.

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Author Ocean Vuong to take attendees on journey of self-discovery during free, virtual reading from his debut novel on April 22

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Vuong to read from ‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’ at Wisconsin Book Festival event co-hosted by the Wisconsin Union Theater

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Student-led organizations will host free, virtual discussion with critically acclaimed rapper and poet Noname

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Noname to discuss artistic expression in music and poetry, BIPOC and female empowerment during free event open to University of Wisconsin–Madison students, staff, and faculty

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‘Primer For An Impossible Conversation’ performances will explore the topic of race through dialogue, dance on April 8, 9

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Wisconsin Union Theater hosts streaming of new piece from artists David Neumann, Marcella Murray and Tei Blow

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Barrier-breaking Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad will discuss her experiences as an American Muslim athlete and changemaker

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Fencer and Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad made history in 2016 when she became the first American to compete for an Olympic medal while wearing a hijab and the first American...

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Meccore String Quartet to perform for Wisconsin Union Theater patrons Feb. 28

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The Wisconsin Union Theater will stream an online Concert Series performance by the Meccore String Quartet on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. CDT.

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POSTPONED TO FEB. 27: Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist Nicholas Payton online performance added to Wisconsin Union Theater season

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Update: The Wisconsin Union Theater-hosted performance by and question-and-answer session with multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Nicholas Payton has been rescheduled to take place Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. CDT.

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Student-led committee to host renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump at free, online event Feb. 16

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Attorney Ben Crump will share insight into justice system, civil rights cases, and more

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Wisconsin Union Theater patrons to experience a night of storytelling through music with singer-songwriter Okaidja Afroso on Feb. 11

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Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Okaidja Afroso believes in bringing together diverse forms of expression to create global harmony.

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In the News: Madison Mom Blog Highlights Winter Carnival

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The Madison Mom team is works to encourage other Madison moms to get out in our great community and try new things.

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In the News: The Well-Tempered Ear Shares the News of the Verona Quartet's Upcoming Performance and More Arts News to Know

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Read the latest story from Madison-based journalist Jacob Stockinger: https://welltempered.wordpress.com/2021/01/27/this-friday-night-jan-29-the-acclaimed-verona-quartet-performs-an-online-concert-of-brahms-and-dvorak-for-the-wisconsin-union-theater/.

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The Wisconsin Union team will hold Winter Carnival with in-person and virtual events Feb. 3-7

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The Wisconsin Union’s Winter Carnival will return Feb. 3-7 with new events to help attendees enjoy the outdoors during Wisconsin’s winter season while practicing physical distancing and other public health...

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In the News: The Well-Tempered Ear Shares Wisconsin Sound Kickoff News

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Jacob Stockinger, a talented Madison journalist, shares his take on the news of the debut of Wisconsin Sound here.

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Wisconsin Sound, a new event series featuring Wisconsin artists, will begin Jan. 24

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The Wisconsin Union Theater’s new, online, pilot event series, called Wisconsin Sound, will exclusively feature Wisconsin artists, beginning with the virtual streaming of a concert by the Willy Street Chamber...

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Acclaimed Verona Quartet to perform for Wisconsin Union Theater patrons Jan. 29

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The Wisconsin Union Theater’s Concert Series will continue with a performance by the Verona Quartet on Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

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Wisconsin Union team debuts Winter Wonderland, a new winter activities event series

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The Wisconsin Union team will hold wintertime activities during a new event series, called Winter Wonderland, Jan. 5-Feb. 14.

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Wisconsin Union Theater season continues with virtual events featuring jazz pianist Christian Sands and classical pianist Jeremy Denk

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The Wisconsin Union Theater’s fall virtual events will continue with a live performance by the Christian Sands Trio on Dec. 3 at 8 p.m.

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Fighting to protect people’s rights from machines

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Student-led committee will host discussion with renowned filmmaker, activist on Nov. 12

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Thanksgiving To Go returns with multiple menu options, traditional favorites

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The Wisconsin Union team has made affordable, gourmet Thanksgiving To Go meals available for purchase this year, with ordering available now through Nov. 20 at 3 p.m.

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Indigenous victims’ rights advocates Sarah Deer and Bonnie Clairmont to discuss confronting gender-based violence in universities at virtual event on Nov. 9

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The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) Committee in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, will host a live, virtual conversation with...

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Virtual 2nd Black Arts Matter Festival will raise up Black voices and art around the country

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The Black Arts Matter (BAM) Festival will return to raise up Black voices and art virtually Nov.

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Wisconsin Union Directorate will hold Rise Up Week starting Oct. 26

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The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) will provide education opportunities on many issues, such as racial justice, during WUD’s first-ever Rise Up Week Oct.

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Cellist Camille Thomas will kick off virtual fall 2020 Concert Series with performance from Paris, live Q&A

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The Wisconsin Union Theater’s fall virtual Concert Series performances will begin on Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

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Comic book writer, novelist Gabby Rivera to talk about inspiring radical creativity during online lecture on Oct. 20

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What can we do to support the ideas of diverse artists and empower young, diverse voices to tell their stories? A Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) Committee...

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Victims’ rights advocates will discuss sexual assault and domestic violence survivors’ rights during free lecture

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The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) Committee will host a live, virtual discussion with victims' rights advocates Amanda Nguyen and Beverly Gooden on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.

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Internationally renowned infectious disease doctor to give talk on intersections between healthcare and social justice

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Celine Gounder to give talk as part of free student-led lecture series

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Wisconsin Union Directorate Publications Committee debuts summer issue, ‘Community’

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The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Publications Committee’s summer issue, titled “Community,” debuted Aug. 26 with topics ranging from public policy to food systems all centered on the idea of community.

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Wisconsin Union student welcome events to include Wisconsin Union Theater-hosted performance by comedian Hasan Minhaj

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The Wisconsin Union will host events for University of Wisconsin–Madison students Aug. 28-Sept. 1 to welcome students to campus, including a free, virtual performance and Q&A with comedian and activist...

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Wisconsin Union announces fall operations of Memorial Union, Union South, and Union-run campus markets and cafes

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Wisconsin Union’s Memorial Union Terrace and Union South’s Plaza will start the academic year with a special students-only weekend of events, dining services and activities Friday, Aug. 28 through Tuesday, Sept.

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Online Madison World Music Festival continues tradition of bringing music from around the globe

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The Wisconsin Union Theater’s free Madison World Music Festival will bring an online multicultural music experience to patrons Sept. 11-12 with live and recorded performances and live workshops.

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Wisconsin musician Pat McCurdy will perform a virtual concert on Aug. 15

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The Wisconsin Union continues to create experiences for a lifetime with virtual concert

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Wisconsin Union will begin phased reopening of the Memorial Union Terrace on June 22

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The Wisconsin Union’s Memorial Union Terrace, the largest outdoor restaurant in Madison, will begin a phased reopening on June 22 with new protocols to ensure patrons and team members can...

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Two-time ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ star will host Zoom Bingo on June 23

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The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Music Committee in collaboration with the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center and the Wisconsin Union will present Zoom Drag Queen Bingo with “RuPaul’s Drag Race”...

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Ed Janairo selected as Wisconsin Union’s chief business officer

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Ed Janairo will join the Wisconsin Union team as the Union’s chief business officer June 1.

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Heidi Lang awarded grant for study on the impact of college union involvement on sense of belonging, campus climate

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The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) awarded Wisconsin Union Assistant Director for Program and Leadership Development Heidi Lang, Ph.D., the ACUI Research and Education Grant for her study of...

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Celebrated pianist Wu Han will perform with the UW Symphony Orchestra March 7

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Internationally celebrated pianist Wu Han will perform as a concerto soloist with the UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra on March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hamel Music Center.

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Political strategist Symone Sanders to speak at Memorial Union

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Political strategist Symone D. Sanders will present a talk called “Black History, American History” April 6 in Shannon Hall at Memorial Union.

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‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ author Rebecca Skloot to discuss ethics in science during lecture

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Award-winning science writer and author of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” Rebecca Skloot will speak at a free lecture in Shannon Hall at Memorial Union on March 4 at...

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Science educator Bill Nye to talk climate change at Memorial Union

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Bill Nye to speak at free Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecture Series Committee event

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A journey around the world: 'Sailing Into Oblivion' with Jerome Rand

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Jerome Rand to speak at a free event in Memorial Union Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

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Man Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James coming to Madison for free lecture

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Award-winning author Marlon James will speak at the Madison Central Library on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.

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WhatGregSays: Escher String Quartet, with David Finckel, flirts with perfection

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Talented writer and tireless arts supporter Greg Hettmansberger shares his review of the Jan. 25 performance by the Escher String Quartet with David Finckel.

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Renée Fleming Gala Concert tickets will go on sale to the public Feb. 3

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Tickets to world-renowned vocalist Renée Fleming’s Gala Concert will go on sale to the public Feb. 3 for $120.

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Distinguished Lecture Series Committee announces spring speaker lineup

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Free spring lecture series will include events on a variety of topics, beginning with a talk on empathy

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Wisconsin Union adds new events, activities to 2020 Winter Carnival lineup

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The Wisconsin Union’s Winter Carnival will return Feb. 3-9 with new events that encourage University of Wisconsin-Madison students and other community members to get outside and enjoy Wisconsin’s winter season.

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gALPHA Social Justice seeks changemakers for second campus program

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Nationally-ranked startup accelerator gener8tor and the American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact will hold a second gALPHA Social Justice program in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union’s Social...

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Social Justice Hub accepting Action Teams applications

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The Wisconsin Union’s Social Justice Hub team is accepting applications for its campus Social Justice Action Teams now through Feb. 9, 2020.

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Debut of wood carved table by local artist, craftspeople to be celebrated at 'In Her Honor' gathering Dec. 12

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The 4W Initiative (Women & Wellbeing in Wisconsin & the World) and the Wisconsin Union invite the public to celebrate the completion of a wood carved table, which was designed...

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Wisconsin Union Directorate, Wisconsin Union will hold Human Rights Week events Dec. 1-7

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Human Rights Week to put spotlight on equality, race relations, addressing rights injustices, and more

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Wisconsin Union will host pop-up holiday sale in Memorial Union Dec. 10-12

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The Wisconsin Union will host a pop-up holiday sale Dec. 10-12 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Memorial Union’s Paul Bunyan Room with Terrace and University of Wisconsin-Madison merchandise and apparel...

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Health Equity Symposium will provide information about current health issues in Madison area

The Wisconsin Union Social Justice Hub, the Student Pre-Health Committee, and the Center for Pre-Health Advising will co-host the Health Equity Symposium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Dec. 5.

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Largest ski swap in Midwest to take place Dec. 7-8 in Madison

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Hoofer Ski and Snowboard Resale will feature discounted new, used winter sports gear

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Wisconsin State Journal: Temporary Buraka location opens at Union South

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Wisconsin State Journal Reporter Samara Kalk Derby tells the delicious story of Ethiopian restaurant Buraka, its owner Markos Regassa and its temporary presence in Union South.

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CulturalOyster: It's Finally Here - Pilobolus's 'Shadowland: The New Adventure'

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CulturalOyster Journalist Susan Kepecs has waited for the return of Pilobolus to Shannon Hall for more than two years.

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CulturalOyster: Maestro and Chanteuse - Sandoval and Monheit return to Madison

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Susan Kepecs, the talented writer behind the incredible CulturalOyster, takes readers on a intimate storytelling journey behind the curtain with legendary musician Arturo Sandoval.

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Wisconsin Union will hold Veterans Day events Nov. 11

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Union’s Veterans Day events to include morning breakfast and program and showing of 'The Greatest War'

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Registration open for Wilderness First Aid courses

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Outdoor UW to host first aid courses by world-renowned wilderness school

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Wisconsin Union announces Winter Carnival dates

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The Wisconsin Union’s Winter Carnival, will return Feb. 2-9, 2020, to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, including Memorial Union and Union South.

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Wisconsin Union Theater presents world premiere of The Seldoms' dance theater work 'Floe' Jan. 22-24

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'Floe' to tell story of fragmented global conversation on climate change

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Social Justice Hub will provide facilitator trainings

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The Wisconsin Union’s Social Justice Hub will offer free facilitator training for University of Wisconsin-Madison students, staff and faculty interested in moderating the Hub’s dialogue-based workshops on Oct.

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Wisconsin Union team, supporters celebrate Tong Family Marina

On Sept. 20, the Wisconsin Union team and Tong Family Marina stakeholders celebrated the Tong Family Marina reaching a point in construction in which sailing lessons and other activities can...

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Social Justice Hub open house will highlight education, involvement opportunities for students

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The Wisconsin Union’s Social Justice Hub team will hold an open house for University of Wisconsin-Madison students Sept. 23 6-8 p.m. at Union South.

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Wisconsin Union Theater accepting sign-ups for first ever Open Piano Day

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Pianists may now sign-up to play the Wisconsin Union Theater’s historic Steinway Concert Grand Piano during the Theater’s Open Piano Day on Sept. 22 from 1-4 p.m.

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Tickets available to the public on Sept. 13 for Q&A with actress, producer and activist Stephanie Beatriz

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Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Sept. 13 for a Q&A with producer, activist and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actress Stephanie Beatriz in Shannon Hall at Memorial Union...

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Campus Farmers Market will bring local products to UW-Madison campus

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The Wisconsin Union team will host the Campus Farmers Market Thursdays, which will feature local and organic products, Sept. 5 until Oct. 24 at Union South from 10 a.m.

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Madison World Music Festival will take attendees on a trip through much of the world

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The Wisconsin Union Theater’s free Madison World Music Festival will bring music from around the world to the Memorial Union and the Willy Street Fair in Madison Sept. 13-14.

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Elizabeth Snodgrass chosen as new Wisconsin Union Theater director

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Elizabeth Snodgrass will join the Wisconsin Union Theater team as the Theater’s director.

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Wisconsin Union will hold pride event on the Terrace

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Out on the Terrace to be first pride event on the Memorial Union Terrace

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Wisconsin Union Theater announces 2019 Summer Serenades lineup

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Summer Serenades brings classical music with a lake view to Madison

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Wisconsin State Journal: Wisconsin Union wedding director 'executes people's love stories

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Hattie Paul, Wisconsin Union wedding director, has been featured in the Wisconsin State Journal's most recent "Know your Madisonian" article.

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Channel 3000: Limited edition Terrace Chair to benefit UW Vet School

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The Wisconsin Union and the UW School of Veterinary Medicine have unveiled a dairy-inspired, limited edition, mini Terrace chair that celebrates our state’s agriculture industry and helps support the school’s...

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Wisconsin Union will hold graduation weekend celebration

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Weekend to include live music, cap-decorating, big sunburst chair photo opportunities

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2019 senior class gift to be unveiled in Memorial Union on May 6

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On May 6, the University of Wisconsin–Madison 2019 senior class, with support from the 4W Initiative (Women, Well-being, Wisconsin and the World), the UW Foundation and the Wisconsin Union, will...

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Summer awaits: Tong Family Marina update

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The Wisconsin Union team looks forward to the opening of the new Tong Family Marina along the Memorial Union lakefront in early summer 2019.

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Wisconsin Union Theater announces 2019-2020 season

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The Wisconsin Union Theater is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 season. Along with the 100th anniversary of the venerable Concert Series, the season will include a Women of the World...

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Sunburst chairs will return to the Memorial Union Terrace April 18

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Terrace season kicks off April 18 at 4 p.m. with the annual return of the Memorial Union Terrace’s iconic sunburst chairs, and the Wisconsin Union team welcomes community members to...

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Moda Magazine will bring Fashion Week to downtown Madison

MADISON - Moda Magazine, the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s premier source of fashion and style, will hold the 8th annual UW Fashion Week March 25-29.

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2019-20 Wisconsin Union officers elected to lead Wisconsin Union at UW-Madison

UW-Madison students Tanvi Tilloo, Alison Hovind and Gretchen Trast elected by Union Council

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Wisconsin Union Theater celebrates the Concert Series’ 100th anniversary

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The Wisconsin Union Theater is delighted to announce the schedule for its 100th Concert Series, 2019-2020.

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Tong Family Marina Update - February 2019

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We are about halfway through construction of the Tong Family Marina, a new pier system along Lake Mendota.

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WUD Society and Politics Committee will host discussion on pop culture and politics with Kara Brown

The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Society and Politics (SoPo) Committee will welcome writer and cohost of pop culture podcast “Keep It” Kara Brown for a discussion on pop culture and...

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Wisconsin Union returns Lady Liberty to Lake Mendota

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In a surprise addition to the annual Winter Carnival, the Wisconsin Union brought the Statue of Liberty tradition back to Lake Mendota Feb.

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Wisconsin Union’s buildings, markets and cafes to close temporarily due to extreme cold temperatures

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Due to the University of Wisconsin-Madison canceling classes and suspending non-essential operations, the Wisconsin Union’s Union South and Memorial Union, will be closed from Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. through Jan.

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Wisconsin Union adds new events, activities to 2019 Winter Carnival lineup

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The Wisconsin Union’s Winter Carnival will return Jan. 31-Feb. 3 with many new events and activities, such as yoga on Lake Mendota.

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Wisconsin Union Directorate Publications Committee will hold Fall 2018 Launch Party

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The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Publications Committee (PubCom) will host a Fall 2018 Launch Party Dec. 12 from 7-9 p.m.

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Wisconsin Union will hold Veterans Day event Nov. 12

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In observance of Veterans Day, the Wisconsin Union team will hold an event on Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. in Memorial Union’s Main Lounge.

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WUD Society and Politics will hold live election night discussion

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On Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. in the Marquee Cinema at Union South, Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Society and Politics (SoPo) Committee will host live analysis of the midterm election...

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Wisconsin Union will unveil reinstalled Paul Bunyan Room murals Oct. 5

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After being stored for six years during Memorial Union construction, the Wisconsin Union team will unveil reinstalled Paul Bunyan murals by artist James Watrous in Memorial Union’s Paul Bunyan Room Oct.

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Wisconsin Union breaks ground on Tong Family Marina

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The Wisconsin Union team held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the future Tong Family Marina Sept. 15 along the Memorial Union lakefront, marking the beginning of the replacement of a 40-year-old...

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Wisconsin Union announces Sunburst Festival, SUNSET SLAM dates and lineups

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The Wisconsin Union’s annual student welcome events Sunburst Festival and SUNSET SLAM will take place 7-10 p.m. Sept.

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Tong Family makes million-dollar gift towards realization of Hoofer Marina Project

Peter and Janet Tong, through the Tong Family Foundation, have given a million-dollar gift towards the construction of the Hoofer Marina Project, a new pier system along the Memorial Union lakefront.

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Wisconsin Union statement on Union Council decision regarding Porter Butts Gallery, Fredric March Play Circle

Union Council, the governing body of the Wisconsin Union, in consultation with the family of Porter Butts, voted Aug.

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Hoofer Sailing Club will host screening of 'Coyote: The Mike Plant Story' Aug. 18

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The Hoofer Sailing Club will host a screening of “Coyote: The Mike Plant Story” at 7 p.m. Aug.

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Reebok CrossFit Games will host workouts at Memorial Union

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Reebok CrossFit Games will host free workouts, including boot camp-style workouts and yoga, at the Wisconsin Union’s Memorial Union in July and August.

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Union Council will hold open forums on Porter Butts Gallery, Fredric March Play Circle

Union Council, the governing body of the Wisconsin Union, will host open forums July 11 and 12 at Memorial Union regarding the names of two spaces in Memorial Union, called...

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Wisconsin Union to hold Independence Day Celebration

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The Wisconsin Union will host an Independence Day Celebration June 30 at the Memorial Union Terrace, which will include a lineup of free entertainment and fireworks over Lake Mendota.

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Full schedule of free art-making and crafting events at the Memorial Union Terrace announced

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The Wisconsin Union’s Wheelhouse Studios will hold six free art-making and crafting events, called Terrace Art Zone, on the Memorial Union Terrace Wednesdays 4 p.m.-7 p.m. June 13-July 25.

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Wisconsin Union Directorate announces full Terrace After Dark lineup

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The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Music and Film Committees have released the full lineup of Terrace After Dark, an iconic series of free live music and film showings at the...

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Wisconsin Union statement on next steps regarding Porter Butts Gallery and Fredric March Play Circle

The Wisconsin Union met with Chancellor Rebecca Blank on Wednesday and had a productive discussion about multiple actions regarding the spaces in Memorial Union known as the Fredric March Play...

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Sunburst Chairs Will Come Back To Memorial Union Terrace April 24

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The sunburst chairs will return to the Wisconsin Union’s Memorial Union Terrace April 24 at 4:30 p.m., and UW-Madison students and community members are invited to take part in their return.

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WUD Publications Lit Fest celebrates culture in storytelling

The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Publications Committee will celebrate culture in literature and storytelling during the WUD Publications Lit Fest from April 16 to April 26.

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Delivery service for Wisconsin Union food now available

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Media mention: Getting the campus food you love is now easier than ever thanks to a new delivery service through Tapingo. 

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Badger Market in Union South will soon accept SNAP benefits

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The Wisconsin Union’s Badger Market in Union South has received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program...

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Hoofers announces full Winter Carnival lineup

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The Hoofers Winter Carnival will return Feb. 3-11 with everything from ice golf on Lake Mendota to the Hoofer Rail Jam, a snowboard and ski competition.

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WUD Publications Committee announces 8th annual Yule Ball

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The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Publications Committee’s Ministry of Magic invites University of Wisconsin-Madison students, faculty, staff and Wisconsin Union members to party with Potter and overindulge in butterbeer at...

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Research-based art displays at Union South aim to clean the waste stream

Original art pieces have debuted above waste bins at Union South with the goal of improving visitors’ waste disposal practices.

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Art to be en route throughout Madison

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The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Art Committee’s “Art En Route” art project debut on Oct. 1 with eight pieces of art displayed on eight Madison Transit buses until Jan.

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Beloved Memorial Union east and central spaces to reopen this week

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The Wisconsin Union team will reopen the central core and east wing of floors two through four in Memorial Union on Sept.

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WUd DLS releases fall lineup of influential speakers coming to UW-Madison campus

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'Art En Route' project begins production

Work has begun on the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Art Committee’s “Art En Route” project after final artist selection.

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'Dizzyland: Leon Varjian and the antics of the Pail & Shovel Party'

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The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Art Committee together with campus partners and the friends and family of University of Wisconsin-Madison alumnus Leon Varjian invite the Madison community to celebrate an...

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WUD Art presents 'FIRST 100 DAYS' exhibition: an artistic reflection of President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office

The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Art Committee will host an opening reception for its “FIRST 100 DAYS” exhibition on April 29 at noon in Union South’s Gallery 1308.

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Student leaders to hold gender and politics video art exhibition

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The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Art and Film Committees will showcase a gender and politics video art history exhibition on April 13 in Union’s South’s Marquee Cinema.

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Sunburst chairs to return to Memorial Union Terrace April 13

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The Wisconsin Union invites UW-Madison students and the campus community to ring in the opening of the Memorial Union Terrace by bringing the iconic orange, yellow and green sunburst chairs...

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Wisconsin Union Director Mark Guthier wins Butts-Whiting Award

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The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) awarded Wisconsin Union Director Mark Guthier the prestigious Butts-Whiting Award on March 22.

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Terrace season will feature traditions, new programs

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Memorial Union Terrace, Madison’s favorite summer spot on Lake Mendota, will open this season with the community’s favorite traditions, new events, and new dining and recreation options.

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WUD Art invites artists' submissions for exhibition regarding president's first 100 days in office

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The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Art Committee invites Madison area artists to submit artwork for the Committee’s exhibition “FIRST 100 DAYS”.

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WUD Art calls for submissions for bus art project

The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Art Committee invites writers and visual artists in the Greater Dane County area to submit their applications for the Committee’s bus art project, called “Art...

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Wisconsin Hoofer Alpine Ski Team qualifies for national championship

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The Wisconsin Hoofer Alpine Ski Team recently qualified for the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships, which begins on March 7 at Mount Bachelor near Bend, Ore.

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Photo series on youth in the justice system will debut at Memorial Union March 3

The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Art Committee will host an exhibition called “Corrections” by Zora Murff in Memorial Union’s Class of 1925 Gallery March 3-April 24.

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WUD Art Committee will host a celebration of Japanese Art

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The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Art Committee will host Japanese Art Jam, a festival of Japanese art appreciation events, including hands-on printmaking lessons and a lecture by Japanese art expert...

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Art Selected for 89th Annual Student Art Show

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The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Art Committee will showcase art by 42 University of Wisconsin-Madison students during the 89th Annual Student Art Show Feb.

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Renowned author, culture expert to speak at Memorial Union Feb. 1

The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Distinguished Lecture Series Committee will host a free lecture by Andrew Solomon, an esteemed author and lecturer on politics and culture, at Shannon Hall on...

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Three restaurants to open Jan. 17 in Memorial Union

Memorial Union’s iconic der Rathskeller and new restaurants Carte, a made-to-order salad and sandwich shop, and Strada, an Italian eatery, will begin serving customers Jan. 17.

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Wisconsin Union alumni invited to attend 'Union Reunion 2017'

The Wisconsin Union invites past and present Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) student leaders, Union staff and Hoofer alumni to a reunion Nov. 10-12, 2017.

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Iconic Taiwanese artist's life depicted in new WUD Art exhibition

The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Art Committee will celebrate the opening of its new exhibition titled “Across the Sea” by Taiwanese artist Chen Cheng-Po with a reception on Dec.

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Memorial Union First Floor to Reopen Dec. 5

Memorial Union’s first floor will reopen Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. with the Daily Scoop, Badger Market and Peet’s Coffee & Tea serving customers and the availability of comfortable study space.

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Free, four-day gala featuring local artists to open Nov. 19

The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Art Committee invites the community to attend the WUD Art Gala opening Nov. 19 at the Class of 1925 Gallery in the Memorial Union.

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$1 microscope inventor to speak at Memorial Union

The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Distinguished Lecture Series Committee will host a lecture by Manu Prakash, an innovative scientist and inventor, at Shannon Hall in the Memorial Union on Nov.

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UW-Madison student-led publication receives national award

Illumination, a journal created and published by the Wisconsin Union Directorate Publications, was awarded a 2016 Online Pacemaker Award at the Associated Collegiate Press’s National College Media Convention.

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Wisconsin Union officers to kick off monthly open house events

Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) officers invite the campus community to attend monthly open house events beginning Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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WUD DLS welcome astronaut Eileen Collins to Memorial Union

The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) committee welcomes astronaut Eileen Collins to speak at Shannon Hall in the Memorial Union on Nov. 14 from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

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WUD Art to Debut Unique Mixed Media Exhibition at Memorial Union

The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Art Committee will host an opening reception to celebrate the debut of a new exhibition by artist Rebecca Hamlin Green titled “Naturealism” from 6-8 p.m. Oct.

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Wisconsin Sailing Team Coach Invited to Participate in Internship Program

Wisconsin Sailing Team Head Coach and Sailing Program Manager Dave Elsmo has been invited to participate in the America’s Cup Endeavour Program in October.

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Science and Art Combine in New WUD Art Exhibition

The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Art committee will celebrate the opening of its new exhibition with a reception on Sept. 30 from 5-7 p.m. in Gallery 1308 in Union South.

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Wheelhouse Studios Launches Interactive Campus Climate Project

The Wisconsin Union’s Wheelhouse Studios invites members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) campus community to participate in its free, interactive campus climate art project called “Shine YOUR Light”.

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Wisconsin Union Seeks the Public's Help with Honoring UW-Madison's Fallen Service Members

The Wisconsin Union and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) class of 1963 ask for the public’s help in collecting the names of fallen servicemen and servicewomen who attended UW-Madison.

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WUD Film Hosts Sneak Peek Showing of 'Don't Breathe'

The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee will host a free sneak preview showing of the horror movie “Don’t Breathe” Aug. 12 at 7 p.m.

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WUD Alumni Invited to Attend Reunion in 2017

The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) invites past and present Directorate team members and Hoofer alumni to a reunion Nov 9-11, 2017.

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Wisconsin Union Introduces Wheelhouse on Wheels

Wheelhouse on Wheels, a drop-in art program, now takes place on the Memorial Union Terrace every Wednesday until July 27 from 4-7 p.m.

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All-Level Yoga Classes to be Held at the Memorial Union Terrace

The Wisconsin Union’s Outdoor UW will host all-level yoga on the Terrace and standup paddleboard (SUP) yoga classes on Lake Mendota this summer six days per week from June 4...

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Terrace Film Series to Feature Family Films and Movies through the Decades

The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee invites Wisconsin Union members and their guests to experience a Terrace After Dark season that features both a film series for people of...

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Wisconsin Sailing Team Competing at Nationals

After winning all three national qualifiers by huge margins in April, the Wisconsin Sailing Team is now competing in the 2016 College Sailing National Championship May 24-June 4 in San Diego.

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Wisconsin Union Features New Vegetarian Dish at Ginger Root

A new, sustainable, vegetarian dish, created through a UW-Madison collaboration, will be available at the Wisconsin Union’s Ginger Root regularly in fall 2016 and occasionally throughout this summer.

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Memorial Union Terrace will Remain Open

The Memorial Union Terrace will remain open after what the Wisconsin Union anticipated would be a temporary closing after graduation weekend.

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Terrace Season to Return with Old Favorites, New Traditions

On August 31, 2015, the sun set on the Memorial Union Terrace that guests had known for decades.

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Wisconsin Union Invites Graduates to Weekend Festivities

Weekend to Include Live Music, Cap Decorating, Giant Sunburst Chair Photo Opportunities

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Graduates to Have Their Day on the Terrace

Wisconsin Union to Temporarily Open Part of Terrace for Graduation Weekend

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Wisconsin Union to Celebrate Union South's Fifth Anniversary

Union South Fifth Anniversary to include food and drink specials and special events

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Wisconsin Equestrian Team Wins 13th Regional Championship Title

The Wisconsin Union Hoofer Riding Club’s Equestrian Team won the Zone 7, Region 4 championship title on March 12. The team will next compete in the Zone 7 championships.

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Der Rathskeller Dining Room and Subskeller to Close Beginning Feb. 28

Memorial Union's Der Rathskeller dining room and the temporary Subskeller station will close at approximately 6 p.m. Feb. 28, 2016, to allow for ongoing renovations.

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Wheelhouse Studios Artist-in-Residence Discusses Racism through Performance Art

Wheelhouse Studios student artist-in-residence Tiffany Ike presents The DROPS Project, an interactive performance art piece, at the Play Circle Theater in Memorial Union on February 11 at 7 p.m.

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52nd Annual Hoofer Ski & Snowboard Resale

The 52nd Annual Hoofer Ski & Snowboard Resale, the largest sale of its kind in the Midwest, will happen Saturday, December 5, from 9 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, December 6, from 9 am to 3 pm in Varsity Hall at Union South.

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Madison.com: Relax, people, the Terrace will be even better

Published by: Wisconsin State Journal editorial

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Outdoor UW makes camping accessible for all

The Wisconsin Union's Outdoor UW makes it easy to escape the hustle and bustle of city and campus life and experience a different part of Wisconsin for a night, a...

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Campus Farmer's Market at Union South

The Wisconsin Union is again hosting a weekly farmer’s market every Thursday from September 3 through October 22 at Union South from 10 am to 2 pm.

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Construction Resumes at Memorial Union 9/1/15

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The Memorial Union Reinvestment will be in full swing of the final phases as of Tuesday, September 1.

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News Radio 620 WTMJ: Classes to begin at UW-Madison minus popular student hangout

Author: Michelle Richards

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WHBL Sheboygan: UW Memorial Union Terrace to close for repairs

Published: 8/30/15

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Madison.com: Hands on Wisconsin: Sun sets on the Terrace for the season

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WSAU: UW Memorial Union Terrace to close for repairs

Published: 8/30/15

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WKOW: UW students enjoy final days before Memorial Union Terrace closes for construction

Published: 8/26/15Author: Gordon Severson“MADISON (WKOW)– At UW-Madison campus, the changing of the seasons can best be told through the Memorial Union Terrace chairs, coming out in the Spring and leaving...

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Madison.com: Most of Memorial Union, Terrace closing next week for final phase of renovation

Published: 8/26/15Author: Nico Savidge“Standing on Union Terrace Tuesday afternoon, the unseasonably cool weather felt like the latest sign that summer on this iconic corner of the UW-Madison campus was coming...

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Suffield Times: UW-Madison’s Memorial Union to shut down for renovations

Published on 8/25/15Author: Times Staff“Madison — The guts of the Memorial Union at College of Wisconsin-Madison — together with the Union Terrace with its sunburst yellow, orange and inexperienced metallic...

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: UW-Madison’s Memorial Union to shut down for renovations

Published 8/24/15Author: Karen Herzog“Madison — The heart of the Memorial Union at University of Wisconsin-Madison — including the Union Terrace with its sunburst yellow, orange and green metal chairs —...

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#TerraceScope: A Tour of the Terrace

Watch a tour of the the Terrace and Memorial Union to learn about what’s coming in September 2015 with the Memorial Union Reinvestment.

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Kenosha News: UW upgrade: Memorial Union to begin renovation

Published August 8, 2015Author: Mary Bergin

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Wausau Daily Herald: $52M UW Memorial Union upgrade nears

Published August 5, 2015Author: Mary Bergin

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WKOW: Next phase of renovations at Memorial Union includes facelift for Terrace

Posted 7/22/15, Updated 8/6/15By Matt Cash

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Badger Herald: Memorial Union renovations will bring temporary closures, relocations, sub shops

Published 7/18/15By Anne Blackbourn

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Wisconsin State Journal: Memorial Union added to National Register of Historic Places

Posted June 19, 2015By Samara Kalk Derby

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2015 Terrace After Dark Lineup

The Wisconsin Union Directorate proudly announces the 2015 Terrace After Dark Summer Music and Film schedule, listed below.

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National Championship Game Watch in Union South and Memorial Union

On Monday, April 6, the Wisconsin Union will host the official on-campus NCAA men’s basketball championship game watch at both Union South and Memorial Union.

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Upcoming Memorial Union & Terrace Renovation

The Memorial Union and Terrace will undergo renovations this fall as part of the Memorial Union Reinvestment (MUR).

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Union Terrace Renovation

The Memorial Union and Terrace will undergo renovations this fall as part of the Memorial Union Reinvestment (MUR).

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Channel 3000: Part of Union Terrace to close for renovation

Published On: Mar 26 2015 12:20:53 PM CDT

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Hoofer Winter Carnival 2015, February 2 - 8

For Immediate Release: 1/26/2015

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UW-Madison News: Terrace renovation presents opportunity to enjoy other Union spots

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Published: 8/27/15Author: Devin Lowe“This fall brings a chance to find a new cozy spot at the Memorial Union while some old favorites close for renovations.Part of the Terrace will close Sept.

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Last Chance Input Session

Will be held: Monday, September 22, 2014, 5 - 7pm

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