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Memorial Union set to undergo renovations, upgrades

Starting next summer, the Memorial Union will begin a two-year renovation project, giving the campus icon its first comprehensive restoration in nearly 85 years.

Top Stories

APR project leads to more efficient ice-cream service

So here’s the scoop: The lines were too long at the Memorial Union’s ice-cream shop, and there was a feeling that there had to be a better way to get Babcock ice cream in customers’ hands. An Administrative Process Redesign project has produced sweet results for The Daily Scoop.

Thursday night football game poses challenges

Campus faces some unusual challenges on Thursday, Sept. 1, a rare weeknight season opener for the Badgers. It's no small feat to host 80,000 fans on a football Saturday, but it is even more complicated to accommodate the pilgrimage of fans as university staff members are on campus working.

The Red Shirt

Put Bucky where your heart is by getting The Red Shirt! Proceeds benefit the Great People Scholarship. Bring out your Badger. It makes a difference.

Around Campus

Residence hall named for civil rights pioneer

Friedrick Hall has been renamed for Wisconsin civil rights pioneer Vel Phillips. Phillips Hall, as it will be known, is one of only a relatively small number of buildings named in honor of women on campus. It is the second UW-Madison building named after a person of color, with the other being Carson Gulley Commons, also of University Housing.

Move-in will alter campus traffic patterns

Starting today and continuing through next week, 7,000 students will move back into their campus homes, and traffic patterns will be adjusted to accommodate the influx of people.

Inside Info

Reading, writing and relationships: Tips for parents

The pencils and notebooks have been purchased and the new shoes have been broken in, but there are other preparations parents can make to help children get ready for the social and emotional aspects of going back to school. Professor Amy Bellmore gives her advice.


@WisIdea: The Wisconsin Idea on Twitter

Faculty and staff contribute to the Wisconsin Idea every day through work that benefits the state, nation and world. A new interactive website will chronicle the upcoming celebration of the Year of the Wisconsin Idea. Twitter users can follow @WisIdea and join the conversation using hashtag #wisidea.


Morgan attains “legacy status” in the American College of Sports Medicine

William P. Morgan, emeritus professor of kinesiology, was elevated to “legacy status” in the American College of Sports Medicine at its annual meeting in Denver in June. The American College of Sports Medicine has more than 20,000 members, and it is the leading scientific organization in exercise science and sports medicine around the world. Morgan is one of 25 members of the organization to receive this recognition. Aug. 25

Limnologist receives ‘Nobel Prize of water’

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf presented Professor Stephen Carpenter with the Stockholm Water Prize today (Aug. 25) in a ceremony at the 2011 World Water Week conference in Stockholm. Related: Watch video from the presentation.

In the Media

Heidi Fassnacht: Reflections on Sterling Hall

In Wednesday's Capital Times, Heidi Fassnacht, daughter of physics researcher Robert Fassnacht, writes a heartfelt "thank you" to members of the Madison and campus community for the support she was shown after her father's death.


Jazz on the Plaza

Check out the final Jazz on the Plaza of the summer, held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, on the Plaza at Union South (rain location: the Sett). Featured this week is the Alison Margaret Quartet.


Summer reading list

What was the best book you read during the summer months? And what do you think of "Enrique's Journey" so far? Also, congrats to Sandy Smith of UW-Extension, who wins a UW coffee mug for her "thank you" to Morrion Berg of the Arboretum.

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