Noun, plural. Extraordinary graduates of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Known around the world for their intellect, spirit and love of their alma mater. Wise beyond their years, this type of graduate is often recognized as being generous, successful and adventurous. Synonyms: Entrepreneur, explorer, innovator, philanthropist, YOU.
This commencement season, thank you for lending your Badger voices to welcome a new class of Wisconsin alumni to your worldwide community. As always, we hope you'll stay in touch — email@example.com.
Finals are winding down. Abe's lap has been sat on. And library fines are paid. All that's left to do now for UW-Madison's senior class is to graduate. So, excitement is building for the pomp and circumstance surrounding spring's commencement ceremonies on May 18 and 19. With Anders Holm '03 from Comedy Central's Workaholics set to give the commencement address and three other accomplished alumni — a groundbreaking documentary filmmaker, a trailblazing glaciologist and a world-renowned glass artist — receiving honorary degrees, the tradition of commencement remains as vibrant as ever. Click here to share your own accolades and advice.
In the span of 24 hours last month, Badgers by the boatload shared their stories and Wisconsin pride at #UWRightNow. More than 1,200 Badgers (current students and alumni alike) from across the globe — Taipei, Ghana, Australia and more — to on campus locales created a virtual time capsule of what it means to be a Badger every day.
Badger alumni have the chance to make a real fashion statement when they vote on the latest look of The Red Shirt. Five spirited designs are in the running, but only one will emerge victorious and earn the title of Sixth Edition of The Red Shirt. Everybody's a winner though as proceeds from sales of The Red Shirt support the Great People Scholarship.
Long before "The Great Gatsby" made its way to the big screen in Baz Luhrmann's version of the novel, UW English professor David Zimmerman fell in love with F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic piece of literature. And now alumni can share in Zimmerman's insights about the book and the beautiful illusions of the infamous Jay Gatsby.
With funding for the University of Wisconsin now being reviewed by the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee, alumni advocates will be crucial to ensure the continued support for the UW. Stay up on the latest information and how you can support UW-Madison in Wisconsin's next state budget.