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Build your community on campus at these multicultural Wisconsin Welcome events

Build your community on campus at these multicultural Wisconsin Welcome events

The words "Wisconsin Welcome"

Welcome to all our new and returning Badgers! We’re all so happy you’re here and can’t wait to greet you as you arrive on campus this fall.

There are so many opportunities to explore the campus, meet other students and learn about campus resources during Wisconsin Welcome from Aug. 28 to Oct. 2. Download the Wisconsin Welcome guide on your iOS or Android device to access up-to-date information, track events and more.

Check out the events below to find ways to connect with other students and learn about multicultural student organizations and campus resources. The events are free and open to everyone in the UW–Madison community.

Red Gym Tailgate and Watch PartyPoster with pictures of Wisconsin students in Badgers gear and event details included in the post.

Badgers assemble for a tailgate and watch party for the first home football game of the year! Join us for food, prizes and fun.

Multicultural Celebration of Organizations and Resources (MCOR)Colorful cutout images of students performing dances surrounding psychedelic bubble letters reading MCOR

Join us at MCOR for a night of fun! Cheer on performances by student groups and learn about the different multicultural organizations and resources on campus.

Multicultural Welcome Back Block Party

Sorority sisters wearing green stand in front of a large pillar honoring the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Divine Nine Garden Plaza grand opening, May 2022. (Photo by Andy Manis)

Join us at East Campus Mall near the new Divine Nine Garden Plaza for good food, good music, games and fellowship! Meet new folks and reconnect with familiar faces to celebrate the new school year at our special multicultural welcome back block party.

Social Justice Org Fair

Explore social justice organizations and initiatives on campus to find ways to get involved and strengthen our UW–Madison community.

Student Identity Centers Welcome Receptions

Colorful block letters reading "MSC: Multicultural Student Center"Learn about UW’s student identity centers, meet other students, connect with campus resources and build community. Each reception will have food and new swag from each identity center. Whether you’re new to campus or a returning student at the undergrad or graduate level, we hope to see you there.

Indigenous Student Center Reception

Latinx Cultural Center Reception

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Student Center Reception

Black Cultural Center Reception

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Today’s events for Sunday, Aug. 14

Today's events for Sunday, Aug. 14

August is Peach Month, which means you still have several days left to perfect that peach pie recipe. Remember: Sharing is caring!

The Holy Rosary Catholic Church Festival wraps up today on the church grounds, 2224 45th St. Live music today features Willie Sturba (1 to 2:30 p.m.), The Chevelles (3 to 5:30 p.m.) and Good Vibez (6 to 9:30 p.m.). The festival is open noon to 10 p.m. All the festival food favorites are back, too, including fried dough.

The Sweet Corn Festival is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Jerry Smith Farm, 7150 18th St. in Somers. The festival features local food trucks, live music and craft vendors — in addition to all that sweet corn. Admission is free.

Prost! The Biergarten in Petrifying Springs County Park is open seven days, serving up cold beverages and warm pretzels. For more details, check the Biergarten’s Facebook page.

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The Racine Concert Band’s final outdoor free summer concert of this season is 7 tonight at the Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St. The program features guest vocalist Darlene Kelsey and flute soloist Beth Kapralian. The zoo’s gates at Walton Avenue and Augusta Street open at 6:30 p.m. for free admission to the concert. A courtesy cart, for audience members who need assistance in getting to the concert site, is available before and after the concert.

The Wisconsin State Fair wraps up today at State Fair Park, 7722 West Greenfield Ave. in West Allis. Free entertainment includes daily free shows by the Kids From Wisconsin and the always popular racing pigs! Did we mention the cream puffs yet? The fair is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more details, go to

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A look at July 4th events in the Chippewa Valley

A look at July 4th events in the Chippewa Valley

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – This holiday weekend, communities throughout the Chippewa Valley are hosting events celebrating America’s birthday.

Altoona is hosting fireworks Saturday night at Cinder City Park. The show starts around 10 p.m. Before the fireworks, the city is hosting it’s annual Independence Day celebration at the park.

“We have a lot of activities for the whole family. We have a 5K race and kids races, which are shorter distances. We have a kids zone, which is bouncy house, $5 per kid. We have a cribbage tournament that you can sign up for. We have food trucks, vending and, of course, we have the Big Deeks playing,” Altoona City Administrator Mike Golat said.

The event begins at 5 p.m. Admission to the park is free.

“Come on down, get your spot and get ready for the fireworks,” Golat said. “Enjoy some music, enjoy some good food, activities for the kids and adults and have fun.”

In Eau Claire, fireworks return to their traditional spot Monday night at Carson Park.

Eau Claire Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Manager Steve Plaza said they’re back in the park in conjunction with the city’s 150th anniversary celebration.

“You can watch them from the grandstands on the baseball field, you also can watch them from the bleacher areas in the football fields, some open grass areas in the park itself,” he said. “I know a lot of people go down to Phoenix to watch them and also Half Moon Beach is a popular spot.”

The fireworks begin around 10 p.m.

Plaza said if they’re canceled due to weather the city will hold the show Tuesday night.

The Eau Claire Express also play Monday afternoon. The team is letting people on the field after the game to watch the fireworks.

The city will be making the roads around Carson Park one way Monday night. People can enter the park from Lake Street and exit from Menomonee.

WEAU will be broadcasting Monday’s fireworks show live.

Chippewa Falls is hosting Music at the Riverfront Saturday this week at Riverfront Park. It’s usually held on Sundays. The live music event will culminate with fireworks.

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Wisconsin IPA Fest, Pride Month cocktails and more things to know in Milwaukee food and drink news this week

Wisconsin IPA Fest, Pride Month cocktails and more things to know in Milwaukee food and drink news this week

Wisconsin IPA Fest will have beer from 50 breweries

Tickets are on sale for the Wisconsin IPA Fest Aug. 20 at Third Space Brewing, 1505 W. St. Paul Ave., where a beer garden will showcase dozens of Wisconsin made IPAs.

Fifty breweries from across Wisconsin choose one IPA to vie for the “Best IPA in Wisconsin” trophy. The competition is peer-judged, and each brewery sends its own brewer-judges. Past winners include Sheboygan Beer Co., Third Space and Lakefront. Attendees will also get to vote on the People’s Choice Winner. In addition to those IPAs submitted, Third Space will brew a collaboration IPA with Waukesha’s Raised Grain Brewing, the winner of last year’s event.

The 2022 Wisconsin IPA Fest event ticket is $65 and includes unlimited beer sampling from 2 to 5 p.m. and a Wisconsin IPA Fest Glass to take home. An Early Bird ticket ($55) will be available for a limited time. But for those wanting early access to the event, the VIP ticket ($99) will get you into the event at 1 p.m., and includes access to a VIP lounge, a food truck meal voucher, and a private VIP bar with VIP-only IPAs on tap. Each VIP ticket-holder will also take home a four-pack of the 2022 Collaboration IPA. For tickets visit:

Pride month cocktails offered for June

The Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St., is offering Pride Potions, a colorful flight of vodka cocktails, through June. The flight is priced at $15, with all the proceeds donated to the MKE LGBT Community Center. The set of four rainbow cocktails includes the Milwaukee Sunset featuring pineapple vodka, the Cream City made with pineapple-mango vodka, the Greenwich Village with a blue curaçao float, and Stonewall Spirit featuring strawberry-cranberry vodka.

Saint Kate-The Arts Hotel, 139 E. Kilbourn Ave., features a Pridetini at both the Bar and Giggly during June. The drink is a fruity martini with cotton candy and edible sparkling glitter, priced at $12, with all the proceeds going to Vivent Health.

Out in the Kitchen food tasting

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce invites the public to attend “Out in the Kitchen” from 6 to 8 p.m. July 19 at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive.

The food sampling event will be held in The Pavilion and outdoor patios, and guests will be able to vote for their favorite food items. Among the food dishes will be the Vietnamese Banh Mi chicken slider, mac & cheese cavatappi, charred tomato bisque with grilled bread cheese, and a black chocolate salted caramel with bacon cake from Cowboy Joe’s Bakery. Fifteen to 20 vendors are expected, including Antigua Latin Inspired Kitchen, Moxie Food and Drink, The Lowlands Group, The Pasta Tree, and Slide Gourmet Potato Chips.

Early Bird tickets are available until July 8 for $25. After that, tickets are $35. Each ticket gives you one drink ticket and all the food samples you care to eat. For tickets and more information:

Harbor House plans fireworks dinner

Reservations are available for the Fireworks Dinner on July 3 at Harbor House, 550 N. Harbor Drive. The event offers a front row view of the city’s fireworks show on Lake Michigan from inside the restaurant or outside on the private lakeside patio.

The event ticket includes a glass of sparkling wine, a cash bar, dinner, valet parking and seating to watch the fireworks show. Food stations will include a raw bar featuring oysters, cured salmon, shrimp and snow crab, a meat station with prime rib, lamb chops, chicken and mini sliders, and additional stations with beer battered cod and chips, salads and potatoes, and desserts.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Space is limited. Tickets are $225 per person and can be purchased at

The Bazaar cocktail club at Bittercube

Bittercube Bazaar, 4828 W. Lisbon Ave., is offering a cocktail subscription featuring whiskeys distilled and bottled by small American distilleries.

Each month from June through December, subscribers will receive a rotating selection of two 2 ounce samples of the featured whiskeys, as well as two 12-ounce bottled cocktails, including garnish. Cocktail tasting notes will highlight the featured spirits. The cost of a club membership is $64 a month, with local pickup at the Bittercube Bazaar. Sign up for the cocktail subscription at

Vote in Purple Door’s flavor contest

The public can influence which of eight new-flavor finalists from 300 entries will make it onto the Purple Door Ice Cream rotating menu.

The 2022 Battle of the New Flavors Contest is June 12 through June 19 at the scoop shops at 205 S. Second St. and 6300 W. Mequon Road, Mequon.

Customers vote for their favorite after trying the flavors in a mini flight for $10. The winner will be announced the week of June 20.

Georgia peaches in Milwaukee

Tree-Ripe Fruit Co. will begin peach deliveries in Milwaukee on June 15, with additional delivery dates and locations in the Milwaukee area through August.

The first stops in Milwaukee June 15 are two pop-up events at SmallPie from 10 a.m. to noon at 2504 E. Oklahoma Ave., followed by a stand at the Milwaukee Night Market from 5 to 10 p.m. on Wisconsin Ave., between 2nd St. and Phillips Ave. The stops offer Georgia peaches, Georgia pecans and New Mexico pistachios, with Michigan blueberries available in July. The prices for 2022 are: 4 lb. bag of Georgia peaches ($10); 1 lb bag of Georgia pecans ($13); 1 lb. bag of New Mexico pistachios ($13); and 5 lb case of Michigan blueberries ($21).

This is the company’s 28th consecutive year of bringing Georgia peaches directly to farmer’s markets, pop-up events, and parking lots, within days of the fruit being picked. For the full Peach Stop schedule, visit

Wisconsin Farm to Table dinner

Tickets are now on sale for the Farm to Table dinner on Aug. 5 at Mighty Grand Dairy in Union Grove.

The event begins at 5 p.m. with farm tours and a cheese reception with Wisconsin wines and beers, followed by a five-course dinner showcasing Wisconsin cheeses, meats and vegetables. A limited number of tickets will be sold for $150 per plate. Money raised from the annual event is donated to a local non-for-profit of the host farm’s choosing, and Mighty Grand Dairy has chosen the Kansasville Volunteer Fire Department as its charity recipient for 2022. For tickets visit

Deer District Margarita Fest

Milwaukee’s margarita-makers will mix it up on June 26 at the Deer District Beer Garden, 1133 N. Old World 3rd St., to earn the “Best Margarita” title.

The public is invited to sample the cocktails and vote for their favorite margarita. Local taco trucks will be parked onsite to provide south of the border eats. The $33 general admission ticket gives entry into either the 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. sampling session, or the 2 to 5 p.m. session. A $45 VIP ticket offers entry to both sessions from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To purchase tickets:

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4 fun events to check out in Janesville next month!

4 fun events to check out in Janesville next month!

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – As you make your summer plans, you may want to consider a visit to Janesville!

There are a number of events coming up in Rock County in the month of June.

At the beginning of the month, there’s an event in conjunction with National Trails Day at Riverside Park on June 4.

The following Saturday, Classic Cruzers return to downtown Janesville on June 11.

Mid month, the city is hosting the Town Square Grand Prix — also in downtown Janesville. The road bike race will take place on June 16.

Finally, there’s a fundraiser to celebrate Anthony Bourdain at the end of the month. The Sandwich Bar restaurant will host the ‘Negronis for Tony’ event on June 25 with 5 dollar negronis and all proceeds go to HealthNet of Rock County to support mental health services.

To learn more about upcoming events or new establishments in Janesville, check out the Janesville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

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Men’s track wins five events at Oregon Relays | Wisconsin Badgers

Men's track wins five events at Oregon Relays | Wisconsin Badgers

EUGENE, Oregon — The Wisconsin men’s track and field team wrapped up their weekend of competition at the ORegon Relays and Invitational on Saturday. The Badgers won six events at the Oregon Relays

Four Badgers win events

Junior Lawrence Johnson was the only double-event winner for the Badgers, claiming the 100-metr dash on Friday in 10.52 seconds while winning the 200 meters on Saturday in apersonal best time of 21.02. Johnson was also a member of the second-place 4×100-meter relay and second-place 4×400-meter relay. He teamed with Elliott Harris, Davis Wenthe and Colin Enz to win the shorter relay in 41.50 while Johnson, Wenthe, Enz and Robbie Hatch crossed the line in 3:12.54.

Enz won the open 400 meters in 47.41 while Wenthe and Hatch finished first and second, respectively, in the 400-meter hurdles. Wenthe finished in 52.65 while Hatch crossed in 53.47.

Grad student Olin Hacker had an impressive outdoor season opener, winning the invitational 5,000 meters in 13:19.34. His meet record time was a personal best by more than 17 seconds and moves him up to fourth on the UW outdoor performance list. Hacker is now ranked second in the Big Ten this season, just two seconds behind Michigan State’s Morgan Beadlescomb.

In the field events, redshirt freshman Jason Swarens won the discus with a throw of 160-feet, 6 inches.

Dominating 5,000 meters

In addition to Hacker winning the invitational 5,000 meters, five other Badgers ran personal bests in the race. Sophomore Bob Liking finished sixth in 13:37.24, an improvement of nearly 30 seconds and ranking him fourth in the Big Ten this season.

Senior Charlie Wheeler improved his personal best time by 14 seconds to finish seventh in 13:43.42, which ranks fifth in the conference. Sophomore Evan Bishop crossed the line in 13:45.58 for ninth place, an improvement of 10 seconds and ranking him sixth in the Big Ten. Sophomore Rowen Ellenberg and senior Seth Hirsch finished 10th and 11th, respectively. Ellenberg improved his personal best by eight seconds to 13:46.37 while Hirsch crossed in

Hassan, Spencer run impressive races

Sophomore Abdullahi Hassan was the top collegian in the invitational 800 meters, finishing second in 1:47.66. His time was just .15 seconds off his personal best, ranking him No. 2 in the Big Ten this season.

Freshman Adam Spencer improved his personal best in the 1,500 meters by nearly nine seconds, finishing third in 3:37.40. His time ranks him No. 2 in the Big Ten this season and No. 4 all time at Wisconsin.

Field event standouts

Cole Hooper led the Badgers in the field events, finishing third in the hammer throw at 205-5. His throw was a personal best by more than three feets and continues to rank sixth at UW. Grad transfer Sam Coil finished fourth in the hammer at 198-10 while Dan Ufearo (191-1) and Swarens (178-9) placed fifth and sixth, respectively.

Junior Andrew Stone finished second in the shot put with a toss of 59-3 1/2 while Swarens was third at 57-1 1/2.


Connor Barfknecht finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 47-6 ½.

Indiana Invitational

Redshirt junior Ansel Fellman opened his outdoor season, running a personal best of 3:46.67 in the 1,500 meters to finish 12th.
David Vannucchi opened his outdoor season in the 3000-meter steeplechase, finishing seventh in a personal best time of 9:16.33. Kavanaugh FitzPatrick finished 12th with a time of 9:28.31

Oregon Relays Results

100 meters
1. Lawrence Johnson – 10.52

200 meters

1. Lawrence Johnson – 21.02

6. Elliott Harris – 22.18

400 meters

1. Colin Enz – 47.41

4. Elliott Harris – 49.68

Invitational 800 meters

2. Abdullahi Hassan – 1:47.66

7. Adam Spencer 1:50.21

Invitational 1500 meters

3. Adam Spencer – 3:37.40  

10. Jack Meijer – 3:43.99

Invitational 5000 meters

1. Olin Hacker – 13:19.34

6. Bob Liking – 13:37.24

7. Charlie Wheeler – 13:43.42

9. Evan Bishop – 13:45.58

10. Rowen Ellenberg – 13:46.37

11. Seth Hirsch – 13:57.50

400-meter hurdles

1. Davis Wenthe – 52.65

2. Robbie Hatch – 53.47

4×100-meter relay

2. Wisconsin (Johnson, Harris, Wenthe, Enz) – 41.50

4×400-meter relay

2. Wisconsin (Wenthe, Hatch, Enz, Johnson) – 3:12.54

Triple jump

2. Connor Barfknecht – 47-6 1/2

Shot put

2. Andrew Stone 59-3 1/2

3. Jason Swarens – 57-1 1/2

5. Sam Coil – 50-4


1. Jason Swarens – 160-6

2. Andrew Stone – 159-5


3. Cole Hooper – 205-5

4. Sam Coil – 198-10

5. Dan Ufearo – 191-1

6. Jason Swarens – 178-9

Indiana Invitational

1500 meters
12. Ansel Fellman – 3:46.67

3000-meter steeplechase

7. David Vannucchi – 9:16.33

12. Kavanaugh FitzPatrick – 9:28.31

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Five events to watch: Badgers compete in Arizona | Wisconsin Badgers

Five events to watch: Badgers compete in Arizona | Wisconsin Badgers

MADISON, Wis. – The Badger women’s track and field team continues its outdoor season, competing at the Jim Click Shootout in Tuscon, Arizona, from Thursday to Saturday. Events begin on Thursday with the heptathlon starting at 12:30 p.m. CT. On Friday, day two of the heptathlon kicks off at 1:30 p.m. CT. On Saturday, all other events begin at 3 p.m. CT.
Fans can follow live results on our Twitter page @BadgerTrackXC. Live results can also be found here.
Here are five events to watch this weekend.
1. SEVEN-EVENT CLASSIC: Jordan Hirsbrunner and Mackenzie Heyroth make their season debut in the heptathlon on Thursday and Friday. The Badger duo compete in the 100-meter hurdles, shot put, high jump and 200 meters on Thursday with the long jump, javelin and 800 meters running on Friday. The duo are coming off second and third-place finishes, respectively, in the pentathlon at the Big Ten Indoor championships in late February.
2. HISTORICAL HURDLES: Current school record holder in the 100-meter hurdles, Destiny Huven, kicks off the hurdles action for the Badgers on Saturday at 7:35 p.m. CT.  Bianca Stubler will compete in the 400-meter hurdles on Saturday at 9:45 p.m. CT.  Stubler is currently ranked third all-time for UW, just .32 seconds off the school record.
3. YES, IT IS A SPRINT: Kiley Robbins, Taylor Gilling, and Diamond Black will all compete in the 100-meter dash Saturday.  Robbins set the school record in the 100 earlier this outdoor season while Gilling has the third-fastest time in the event. The duo will also be competed in the 4×100-meter relay. Armoni Brown, Ali Dorn, Gilling and Robbins are set to compete in the 200 dash on Saturday at 10:05 p.m. CT.  Gilling holds the seventh-fastest time in program history in this event.
4. THROW FAR BADGERS: Chloe Lindeman and Olivia Roberts are looking to improve on their personal best marks in the hammer throw.  Lindeman holds the third position for all-time marks in the event with her distance of 195 feet, three inches. Roberts sits at sixth all time for Wisconsin with a mark of 189-6.  Lindeman and Josie Schaefer will make appearances in the shot put. Schaefer holds the second- farthest mark in Wisconsin’s history with a distance of 60-¼ feet, set at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Schaefer will also compete in the discus where she ranks second at UW with a throw of 186-10.
5. VAULTING BADGERS: A quartet of Badgers are scheduled to compete in the pole vault on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. CT. Hailey Orlowski will lead the Badgers into the pole vault Saturday, her personal best clearance of 13-8 ½ positions her as third-all time in program history. Tia Dorshorst ranks sixth all time at 13-5 1/4. They will be joined by Kenzi Kluge and Julia Moore.