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No matter your grad year, or where you now call home, we want to hear how you stay connected to your alma mater.

Badger Voice brings news and nostalgia to your inbox each month, keeping UW-Madison alumni and WAA members in the know about what’s new and now at UW. Badger Voice brings you stories to celebrate Badger alumni and UW traditions, and helps you enjoy UW connections and the power of the alumni network. If you’re a Badger and not receiving your Badger Voice via email, please update your profile.


Forward under 40

Foodies, golf enthusiasts, and yogis: These nine winners of the 2015 Forward under 40 awards have demonstrated how powerful the Wisconsin Idea can be. Know of a young Badger making strides in his or her field? Submit your nomination by May 31 for the 2016 awards.

Via Wisconsin Alumni Association

Raise Your Voice

You’ve heard that funding for UW-Madison is at stake in the next state budget. But did you know that the worldwide Badger network of students, parents, and alumni is nearly 500,000 strong? Add your voice and join us in supporting the UW’s future.

Via Wisconsin Alumni Association

Put on your thinking cap

The Red Shirt™ is due for its annual makeover. So Badger Nation, we turn to you for your thoughts, ideas, and inspiration for what the Eighth Edition should look like or say. In return for your Badger brainstorms, every submission will be an entry for a random drawing to win the Eighth Edition when it goes on sale this August.

Via Wisconsin Alumni Association

Have Bucky, Will Travel

Exploring a new country is sure to be a good time. But traveling abroad with a group of Badger alumni? Talk about a great time. Check out these amazing travel opportunities offered through WAA, now booking through May 2016.

Via Wisconsin Alumni Association

#LikeaBadger: Badgering Hilary Knight ’12

From 2008 to 2012, Hilary Knight was a star forward for a Badger women’s hockey team that went to the NCAA Frozen Four four times and brought home two championships. During the 2009–10 season, she left the squad to represent the United States at the Olympic Games in Vancouver, where Team USA earned a silver medal.

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What’s black and white and red all over? A dairy degree from UW-Madison, that’s what. Learn about the new partnership between the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship and the UW that’s helping aspiring dairy farmers keep their industry strong.

Via UW-Madison

Out. Right. Champs

Following a victory over Minnesota for the Big 10 title and a proper stomping of The Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday, the Badgers will open the Big Ten tournament in Chicago. Follow all the action here!


Desludging Dakar

Pioneering behavioral economist Laura Schechter is turning to group dynamics, altruism, and cell phones to improve sanitation in areas without access to modern plumbing.

Via On Wisconsin Magazine