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2o13 Wisconsin union Annual

Further

A SPECIAL YEAR-END EDITION OF TERRACE VIEWS


O n e y e a r , o n e g i a n t s t e p Further W O R D S W I T H T H E U N I O N D I R E CTO R & P R ES I D E NT How is the Memorial Union Reinvestment (MUR) furthering the Union’s mission of being the heart and soul of campus? NEIL: MUR is providing students with a plethora of new and improved spaces for relaxing, socializing, and programming. The focus in the word "Union" is not on the space, but rather on the relationships between people in the space and the experiences they share. MUR will certainly improve and expand our ability to provide space for these quality experiences and relationship building for many years to come. MARK: When I think of “heart and soul” I envision a place that draws people together – with what is happening, who is there, and how it feels. Memorial Union has been that place for campus for generations of students and alumni. MUR has really been about ensuring that experience remains true for years to come. It will help us continue to be a crossroads for campus and continue to create the feeling that so many have come to expect when they step through the doors or out onto the Terrace – the feeling that you’re coming home. If you could wave a magic wand, what would you create for the Union? NEIL: I would create even more available space for student orgs to operate as well as help them do more programming in our spaces. If all student orgs considered the Union their home base, the Union would become even more of a hub on campus than it is now – it would be the place students look to when they want to get involved. MARK: I’d create a way for the larger campus community to fully understand the strength of our student leadership program at the Union. Those of us who work here every day appreciate the incredible learning that occurs here and why we’re officially known as the Division of Social Education for the campus. But, I’d guess most people don’t know that students govern this place, fill it with programming and occupy the lion’s share of the jobs we offer. What is the most exciting new space in the proposed MUR phase 2 plans?

Neil Damron, 2013 -14 Wisconsin Union President and Mark Guthier, Wisconsin Union Director

NEIL: The new Peet's Coffee space with an attached second floor lounge is an incredible addition to the east entry. The attached deck will have beautiful views of the new Alumni Park and will be visible from Langdon St., drawing students in on their commute to and from class. MARK: I’m excited about the way we’re hoping to open up the dining area in the former Lakefront on Langdon to the Terrace and the new Alumni Park. I think everyone will be amazed to see what that space becomes and how welcoming it is to students, members and alumni. If you could get a Peet's coffee with any famous person, who would it be? NEIL: Well, I already had the opportunity to meet with a personal hero of mine, medical anthropologist and humanitarian, Dr. Paul Farmer, over Peet's coffee in my term as Distinguished Lecture Series director, so my second choice would be Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts. I see eye to eye with her on many policies and I like her attitude when it comes to helping people who haven't been as fortunate as some of us. MARK: I’d have coffee with Harry Connick, Jr. Not only is he one of our (my wife and I) favorite entertainers, but I would secretly want to get his advice on how I could someday run my own nightclub and lead the band while everyone else is dancing – pretty old-style, I know.


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Befor e yo u r e a d Further, we'd like a word wit h you. For the stories included here and the countless other examples of innovation, creation and involvement you inspire. For celebrating our treasured Badger traditions and welcoming new alumni and friends to share them. For helping preserve our beloved Memorial Union and reinvesting in its future. For generously and devotedly giving your time, advice, criticism and attention. For everything your financial support makes possible there is only one word. Thanks.

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ST U D E NT L E D M U S I C & A RTS F EST I V A L ST A RTS A N E W T R A D I T I O N With over 3,000 people filling the space at Union South and 11 local and national acts from diverse musical genres performing across two stages, the inaugural Revelry Music and Arts Festival proved a testament to the hard work and innovation that defines UW-Madison students. Building upon the skills they cultivated through developing, promoting, and managing a myriad of events across campus, a group of creative and dedicated Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) students ultimately envisioned a spring open-air festival held for the first time on May 4, 2013 at Union South. The idea for Revelry was born when 2012-13 Union President Sarah Mathews joked that British pop sensation, One Direction, should perform on campus - a suggestion that quickly segued into a genuine discussion about establishing a spring music and arts festival in a safe and relaxed setting similar to that of Northwestern University’s Dillo Day and the Central PA Festival of the Arts at Penn State.

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past few years, inviting students to express their most deep-seated wishes in colorful chalk. Nearby were tables adorned with fluorescent paints, brushes and tubes of henna dye. A few steps away, the DJ booth blasted dance music, and giant foam machines churned out bubbles for an outdoor foam party in the Plaza. “Like the Statue of Liberty on Lake Mendota and the invasion of the pink flamingos on Bascom, Revelry is a student-run, student-driven program that celebrates UW-Madison culture on a large scale,” said WUD Music Committee Advisor Courtney Byelich. “The students are paving the way for an end-ofyear music celebration that allows Badgers of all kinds to ‘revel’ together.“ As work for Revelry 2014 continues, the planning committee continues to look forward, finding new ways to ensure that Revelry becomes an end-of-year tradition on campus. A continuing challenge for the program is to secure a sustainable source of funding for the event to keep it affordable for all students.

” ” “ T he students are paving the way for an end-of-year celebration that allows Badgers of all kinds to ‘ r evel ’ together.” – Courtney Byelich, WUD Music Committee Advisor

“We wanted it to be a place for all students to see and choose to stay as little or long as they wanted,” said Emily Connor, former content editor and marketer for Revelry. “Overall, we wanted to create a fun festival that students would want to return to each year.” Revelry was essentially built from the ground up, challenging the planning committee to find inventive ways to garner attention from the UW community and to excite the student body. With some assistance from advisors and sponsors, the planning team overcame obstacles associated with such first-time ventures. “The students who organized and participated in Revelry have a lot to be proud of,” said Susan Dibbell, Wisconsin Union assistant director for program and leadership development. “This festival came together in just five months and was a huge success. The artists were all incredibly diverse and talented, and with a $5 ticket fee, it was very accessible. “

“There are very few colleges in the country that trust students with the kind of large-scale event the Wisconsin Union and campus have entrusted us with,” said Josh Levin, who returns as chief executive Reveler after serving on the inaugural committee. “I feel a large sense of ownership over the project, which challenges me to work harder and to hone the leadership skills I gained last year and will continue to gain as we prepare for Revelry 2014.” Sarah Mathews, head of the 2013 Revelry planning committee, recognized the importance of the model of leadership and learning that pushes students to take their visions and see them to fruition. “Students know what other students want to see,” said Sarah. “If you give young people resources and autonomy and the chance to implement their own vision, you’re going to see something very special.” l

Festival planners also brought the popular “Before I Die…” interactive art installation, that has appeared nationwide over the

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“The dean trusts us. If the café loses money, it comes out of SoHE ’ ' s budget so that's an incentive to do a good job.” – Lia Fontanazza, retail major

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NEW CAFÉ IN A CLASS O F I TS O W N With over 24 dining locations across campus, it is difficult to miss Wisconsin Union operations. The newest, Robin’s Nest Café, proves to be more than just another convenient spot for students and faculty to caffeinate, study and refuel; rather, it exemplifies the Wisconsin Union’s innovative, collaborative and educational foundation. Located in Nancy Nicholas Hall in the School of Human Ecology (SoHE), Robin’s Nest Café is based on the Union’s Badger Market concept. But it has evolved into an inventive partnership between the Union and SoHE – two campus entities that coincidentally emphasize out of classroom learning and real-world experience. Since SoHE has a lighter traffic flow than other Union food venues, opening Robin’s Nest Café presented some potential challenges. Not to worry, the new SoHE Dean, Soyeon Shim, agreed to have the school cover the operational deficit if the market ran in the red, but only with a compelling twist – involve SoHE students in the process by letting them study various aspects of the Robin’s Nest operations. Enter Professor Dee Warmath, who has over 25 years of industry experience in marketing, retail and product development. She and Dean Shim saw an opportunity to create Consumer Science 501. More than 40 students in five groups now huddle two days a week in the Michael Axelrod Collaborative Learning Hall, a few steps away from the café. With assistance from Warmath and Pete Behrendt, Wisconsin Union markets and cafés division manager, each group chose one particular aspect to study. “This type of exchange is rare, if not unique, to this course,” said Warmath. “A lot of schools have students work with other businesses. But I didn’t find a single school doing what we’re doing with an existing operating food service unit on campus.” The students’ work involves analyzing the situation, determining opportunities for growth, and applying critical thinking to develop creative solutions. They develop strategic action plans and a budget which they present to an executive committee for approval. Once approved and funded, the students

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are responsible for implementing their plans as well as collecting and evaluating data to measure impact. A final report is prepared and shared with the executive committee to describe the return on their investment. Behrendt is impressed with the students’ work so far. “They are zeroing in on some very interesting aspects of the operation and recommending changes that could have nice effects on the unit. Everything from layout and presentation of menu items, ambiance of the dining area, to promoting awareness and building buy-in.” One of the groups is focusing on faculty and staff as patrons, rather than students, because they are on campus year-round. They’re creating a “come together’’ campaign to get more faculty and staff to use the café. There’s hint of pride as well as responsibility. “The dean trusts us,” said Lia Fontanazza, a retail major. “If the café loses money, it comes out of SoHE’s budget so that’s an incentive to do a good job convincing faculty and staff to commit to using the café regularly. “ While the café fundamentally helps the Union’s bottom line, the real benefits lie in the invaluable skills the students gain and the greater sense of community the café facilitates within SoHE. “This collaboration really is the Wisconsin Union mission in action,” said Behrendt. “At our core, we believe out of classroom learning is essential to the total UW experience. The students involved in this project are gaining practical knowledge and in turn, we are learning as well by gaining an inside perspective on what students want and expect from our cafés and operations.” How well the experiment succeeds remains to be seen. But the word is out and the reaction is positive. “Pete has already asked about future classes working with other Union food units on campus,” said Warmath. “So we must be on the right track.” l

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T A K I N G T H E C A M P U S L A K E F R O NT V I S I O N

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La kefro nt Gateway at a G la n ce In fall 2006, UW-Madison students voted nearly two to one to pass the referendum for building a new Union South and renovating Memorial Union. With Union South completed and Memorial Union phase one renovations wrapping up, campus is preparing to break ground on the next phase of the project. The Lakefront Gateway project – the Memorial Union Reinvestment, Alumni Park and Lakeshore Restoration – is the final link to fulfill the vision of the East Campus Mall, a lively pedestrian thoroughfare from Regent Street to Lake Mendota. The trio of projects will make the area an even more vibrant community asset through improving lakefront access for all, adding green space and making much-needed updates to the historic Memorial Union.

Fa ll 2013 Outdoor UW, home of Wisconsin Hoofers, opens Enhanced, expanded space allows the outdoor programming office to offer more recreational experiences to campus and outdoor enthusiasts. Hoofers gets a brand new boat repair shop and much-needed space to store equipment.

Spr i n g 2013 The Lake Mendota shoreline from the Hoofers lakefront to Lake Street is rebuilt and restored. A new swimming pier followed.

Stiftskeller renovation begins; reopens early 2014

Take a look at our timeline to see what is projected to unfold over the next couple of years.

* Timeline items beyond this point are pending approval.

Su m m er 2012 Memorial Union Reinvestment groundbreaking Construction begins in the west wing with major restoration of the Union Theater and renovations to the Craftshop, and Hoofers spaces.

Su m m er 2013 New Brat Stand opens Goodspeed Family Pier opens New public boat docking area made possible by the Wisconsin Alumni Association opens, giving boaters, kayakers and canoeists a place to stop at the Terrace.

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Memorial Union Reinvestment Memorial Union: Southeast Entry Plaza

Project Pillars

Sustainability

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Su m m er/Fa ll 2014 Memorial Union Phase II renovations begin* Construction begins on the east and central cores of Memorial Union. Work includes much-needed mechanical, fire and sprinkler upgrades, cosmetic preservation and restoration of iconic spaces, significant evolution of eateries and dining operations, and added accessibility and seating to the Terrace. Construction begins on underground loading dock* The new loading dock will be underground, enabling trucks entering from Langdon St. to pull in and rotate to easily move goods.

Memorial Union renovations are complete* Alumni Park opens* The new lakefront destination and discovery points throughout Alumni Park aim to encourage conversation, creative collaboration and personal reflection.

Although it’s no easy task to turn an 85 year old structure green, sustainability is a focus with improved mechanical systems, new windows, and a construction recycling rate that exceeds 90%. The project’s aim is a LEED Silver rating.

Infrastructure This is the building’s first comprehensive renovation since it was built. Many mechanical systems are original to the building and are in desperate need of replacement. The building will also be fitted with an emergency sprinkler system.

Accessibility Designers have focused on building in accessibility at every step in this project. The reconstruction of the west wing reduces the number of floor elevation changes, while new elevators, lifts and ramps will make Memorial Union and the Terrace more accessible.

W i nter 2014 Terrace renovation begins* Proposed work includes improving sight lines, enhancing accessibility and adding seating. Note: it is not yet finalized whether this work will happen in Winter 2014 or Winter 2015. Work on Alumni Park begins*

Memorial Union/Alumni Park Plan a corridor that runs between the Red Alumni ParkSite will create Gym and Memorial Union, turning a parking lot into a green space that will foster social activity and celebrate the University.

Restoration While some portions of the building will experience complete reconstruction, many important spaces will see only cosmetic restoration and mechanical upgrades. Iconic spaces like the Terrace, Der Rathskeller, and Paul Bunyan Room – among others – will all be preserved.

Student Involvement

Fa ll 2014 Memorial Union west wing reopens The Wisconsin Union Theater reopens just in time to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Other west wing highlights include a brand new Play Circle Theater, new art gallery, reimagined arts and craft studio, and a restored Paul Bunyan Room.

The student-majority Design Committee is integral to the entire process. That body, along with the student-majority Union Council, must approve all designs. Students have been the most present and vocal at project open forums. For more details and renderings, visit UnionReinvestment.wisc.edu

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“ ” Although the building projects build physical space, it is what happens inside the walls that is essential to the overall UW-Madison college experience.” ”

BUILDING COMMUNITY IN AN EVER-CHANGING WORLD The Wisconsin Union serves the campus best by refusing to change. This may seem like an odd position for me to take – especially in a year-end magazine dedicated to the theme “Further.” I admit there are modifiers I could have added to soften my opening statement, but as the Wisconsin Union moves forward, it must remain grounded in uncompromising principles. As we move further into this new century, I’m reminded daily that the nature of higher education today is not how most

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of us experienced it when we attended college and it will change again from how students experience it now. Whether it is emerging massive open online courses or integrating academic disciplines across seemingly disparate boundaries, the academic environment changes constantly. Against this backdrop, core Union principles continue to add value to the academic enterprise and the campus community – and to our alumni, Union members and the greater Madison community as well. And here’s why…


One Place The world is complicated. The rate of change is exponential and at times seems limitless. Technology connects us with anyone, anywhere – instantly but mostly virtually. Real-life, real-time connections are becoming rarer and therefore, more important. As academic disciplines specialize, schools and colleges will need to put emphasis on building community. Rankings for top departments and schools increase when departments also demonstrate they are nurturing their faculty and students by providing lounge space, food service and programs outside the classroom, right down the hall from the laboratory. But who is addressing the larger university community? Who is reaching across disciplines to ensure the voice performance or philosophy major is bumping into the economics or engineering student? There really is only one place, one organization on campus that makes that happen – the Union. Isn’t campus a better place when those chance encounters happen? Aren’t we more than a collection of separate schools that populate the same physical space? The college union’s role as a community builder is as vital today as it was 100 years ago. Our building projects at Union South and Memorial Union have re-awakened the campus to the central role we play in bringing people together. Although the projects build physical space, it is what happens inside the walls that is essential to the overall UW-Madison experience. Here, students, faculty, staff and alumni gather to discuss, to explore and to dream. Back in the 1920s, Porter Butts – the first Union director and grandfather of our country’s college union movement – envisioned the Union as the social center of campus and that remains true today. Students are Key Students and their programming and advocacy form the foundation for the Wisconsin Union experience. Without their involvement in our programming board – Wisconsin Union Directorate – attendance at events, or role as student employees, we simply would not exist. But perhaps most importantly, students represent the majority of positions on our governing board – Union Council. This structure was approved by the Board of Regents and established

by Porter Butts before Memorial Union opened. Therefore, I work alongside a new Union President every year. As a result, even though the Wisconsin Union serves a much broader constituency than the student body, at its core, students hold a major responsibility in bringing the campus together. Remaining true to this student-led governance and leadership model helps the Union remain relevant to each succeeding student generation. That is why many alumni feel like the Union belongs to them. The Union reflected who they were while they were on campus. Compromising on this core principle is simply not an option if we want students tomorrow to feel about the campus the same way our alumni do today. A Home of Learning Increasingly, the reasons for attending campus in-person must reach beyond transferring knowledge from professor to student. At ground breaking ceremonies in 1925, UW President Glenn Frank declared the new Memorial Union would “give us a ‘living room’ that will convert the university from a ‘house’ of learning into a ‘home’ of learning.” Students today still learn at the Union by testing, applying and recreating knowledge as they plan and attend events, lead committees and supervise co-workers. Many generations of graduating seniors have demonstrated the power of that total UW-Madison experience. And in today’s economy, the importance of providing students a blend of in classroom and out of classroom learning has never been greater. The Wisconsin Union’s decision to build community among all its members by placing governance in students’ hands and expecting them to learn in return is its greatest strength. We all benefit from that original philosophy from the early twentieth century. And I am proud every day that the Wisconsin Union furthers that philosophy better than any other union in the country. l

Mark Guthier has been the Director of the Wisconsin Union since 2001. He also currently serves as the 2013-14 President of the Association of College Unions International.

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”Allowing and embracing what young people can do and believing in them that is what hoofers has always been about. … ” – Nick Grundl

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Nick Grundl, UW-Madison engineering student, former Wisconsin Hoofer Sailing Club commodore, and innovator at heart, conceptualized and helped teach a University course that gave students hands-on experience developing and building a boat that could revolutionize the boat manufacturing industry. For Nick, what began as a profound love of sailing grew into a collaborative endeavor shared by diverse entities from campus and community. In spring 2013, Nick enrolled in a special topics course in mechanical engineering and helped teach the class under Professor Tim Osswald. Mechanical Engineering 601: Introduction to Composites Processing is the first class of its kind. The plethora of sailing and leadership knowledge Nick gleaned through his work with Hoofers inspired him to challenge the class to approach their project differently. Nick brought the idea of having the students go beyond producing formless plastic and instead build a viable product – a boat that could be used to teach beginners how to sail. “It was great because what we were developing was not just a functional classroom tool, but it also has the potential to actually be out on the water, aiding in teaching people how to sail and bringing more people in to the sailing community,” said Nick. “People used to build boats by hand, so I thought it would be a great learning experience if our class could do this by ourselves.” Perhaps the most exciting part is that the class began adapting a new technology used only recently in the boating industry. Traditional boat manufacturing uses a petroleum-based resin and a heavy amount of oil, which produces a process that takes a heavy toll on the environment. Using eco-friendly material like sustainable fibers and resins with composites in boat manufacturing could cut harmful fumes by up to 90 percent, a possibility that continues to garner attention from students, faculty, alumni, and companies alike. “We are the only university looking at how to build sustainable boats. And we’re doing it as students,” said Nick. “That’s really powerful and it resonates really strongly around here.” The class has been well received by both the students and the School of Engineering. With the scarcity of engineering schools in the country with a composites focus, the project also inevitably attracted funding and support from interest groups that recognized the momentous developments happening at UW-Madison. “This class project is a concrete example of how students can combine knowledge gained in different spheres to turn innovative ideas into reality,” said Jacob Hahn, Wisconsin Union outdoor recreation director. “We’re excited to see how the students’ work may change the boating industry.” It is no accident that an idea born from the love of sailing combined with innovative academics and real-world education may have some far-reaching effects on the industry. According to Nick, this project is at the core of what Hoofers and the Union gives students. “Allowing and embracing what young people can do and believing in them – that is what Hoofers has always been about,” he said. “This place, this organization, constantly pushes young people to do more.” l

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THE WISCONSIN IDEA EMBODIED

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There is something about the way Lake Mendota and the UW–Madison campus meet. The way a campus brimming with life and change can peer out onto a constant and comforting presence. The way an alumnus who graduated decades ago can see the same brilliant sunset as a new freshman, eager to take it all in. The way a campus moving swiftly with time can complement an entity so timeless.

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The campus’s continual effervescence and Lake Mendota’s serenity create a perfect balance. No wonder many people, including Mike Shannon ’80 and his wife Mary Sue Goodspeed Shannon ’81, consider the Memorial Union and lakefront the center of campus. That’s why they, and many other alumni, took incredible initiative in making a generous gift to reconstruct this area as part of the Lakefront Gateway— the combined project of Memorial Union Reinvestment, Alumni Park and Lakeshore Restoration.


“The Memorial Union is the heartbeat of the UW campus, always teeming with activity from students celebrating in Der Rathskeller or grabbing a quick Babcock ice cream before the next exam,” said Mike Shannon. “The Stiftskeller became my home away from home as I waited for Mary Sue to finish up her work shift as cashier for the Union.” It’s the small but vibrant memories that comprise a certain, undeniable attachment to UW and its vision for the future. As always at UW-Madison, the ambition to move forward is a driving force and the desire to enhance this lakefront destination has never quite disappeared. That’s the role of Lakefront Gateway; to anchor the end of East Campus Mall as it concludes with the natural beauty of Lake Mendota, making it a coveted destination for visitors to savor for years to come. “Alumni Park will help campus showcase its fabulous lakefront with a grand park and amphitheater connecting the rest of the campus. All roads across campus will now truly lead to the Memorial Union as its hub and unify the entire campus,” said Mike Shannon. The idea behind Alumni Park dates back almost a century. Arthur Peabody, the architect who built the beloved Memorial Union, had an idea to build the Union with an adjoining plaza for east campus. Though his idea for the plaza never came to fruition, a revival for this plaza was brought up several times throughout the century, with several sketches being introduced as ideas. Not until now has the idea picked up enough momentum to become a reality. Alumni Park is designed to replace the under-utilized space between Memorial Union and the Red Gym and create a green space that stretches from Library Mall to Lake Mendota. The first phase of this ambitious project, the Goodspeed Family Pier, has already been completed through Mike and Mary Sue’s

"" ” The classic Memorial Union should be everyone ’ ' s first stop to rekindle campus memories and celebrate returning to such a vibrant campus filled with the next generation of Badger achievers.” ” - Mike Shannon ‘80

gift. The pier is located near Alumni House and provides docking for boats, canoes, and kayaks perusing Lake Mendota. It will connect to the future Alumni Park, which is slated for completion in 2015 along with phase two of the Memorial Union Reinvestment. “Physically, the park is meant to be a social space that connects the Union Terrace to Library Mall, creating a seamless flow through the northeast corner of campus, completing the campus’s vision of the East Campus Gateway,” said John Allen, senior editor at Wisconsin Alumni Association. “Symbolically, it’s meant to represent the Wisconsin Idea, particularly with respect to UW graduates—to show how Wisconsin alumni have used the education they received here to improve life across the state and around the world.” In other words, the Lakefront Gateway is meant to be a place for alumni to come back home. A place where they can return, connect and reflect. A place where they can feel the same breeze come off of Lake Mendota as they did however many years ago when they first stepped foot on campus. And a place where all can revel in the University’s constant strive to be a world-class institution. “UW is a wonderful community of boosters filled with pride over our Midwest idealism and global reach,” said Mike. “The classic Memorial Union and new Lakefront Gateway should be everyone’s first stop to rekindle campus memories and celebrate returning to such a vibrant campus filled with the next generation of Badger achievers.” l

The Union and You The Wisconsin Union—Memorial Union and Union South—are as much an idea as places. It is the idea of a community that welcomes students, alumni, neighbors and friends of all ages and backgrounds to “come along.” It also is the idea of many people working and giving together to support the events, programs, organizations and facilities that make the Wisconsin Union special. Your gift today, in any amount, will help create the Union’s tomorrow. Thank you.

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