There’s a new chair for WAA’s board of directors: Nancy Ballsrud ’75. She succeeds Dave Florin ’92, and her term began July 1 and will run until June 30, 2013. “Being a UW–Madison alum is a great source of pride for me,” she says, adding that she feels a sense of joy from the university’s “caliber of education, the beauty of campus, and the amazing quality of graduates from all over the world.”
Homecoming 2012 will take place the week of October 21–27. The game features a rematch from last year’s Big Ten championship, as the Badgers take on Michigan State. Campus festivities include the now-traditional barge race, Yell Like Hell, air band competition, blood drive, Badger Games, trivia night, the Friday-night parade down State Street, and a BADGER HUDDLE® tailgate party before the game.
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WAA was one of a handful of alumni associations that took advantage of a special educational license to travel to Cuba. In 2012, the association led three trips to the island nation, where travelers got a glimpse of Cuban life and culture in a country that was closed to American tourists for fifty years.
Published in the Fall 2012 issue