Badger Tracks Fall 2014

  • Be sure to check out the new Life after Bucky recent-grad blog at Whether you just graduated or have been out of school for decades, you’ll enjoy these insightful posts from alumni who are taking their Wisconsin Experience to new adventures near and far.
  • This year saw the largest Grandparents University in its 14-year history, with nearly 1,400 attendees and 24 majors, including two new ones: South Pole Science and 3D Printing & Rapid Remodeling. Also new was Chill with Bucky, an ice cream social with Bucky and a DJ who had grandparents and grandkids kicking up their heels.
  • redshirt_7WAA has posted record sales of The Red Shirt sixth edition, which supports the Great People Scholarship. Sales were up 41 percent from last year, with 8,019 shirts sold by August 1. The program has generated $250,000 in need-based scholarship aid to date.
  • BuckyPlateAnother way to support need-based aid at UW-Madison is through special university license plates featuring Bucky Badger. UW-Madison has received about $1.8 million in program funds since 2000 through the Wisconsin License Plate Scholarship Program. See (search for “university license plate”).
  • In May, WAA sponsored an annual reception to honor top faculty with Distinguished Teaching Awards, and also funded two of the awards. “Supporting high-quality teachers at the university is a crucial way to advance higher education in general,” says Paula Bonner MS’78, Wisconsin Alumni Association president. For more, see

Published in the Fall 2014 issue


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