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  • 2020 BAB Scholars Freshmen Experience

    11/8/20

    The mission of the Bay Area Badgers Chapter Scholarship Fund is to help academically exceptional Bay Area students attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, focusing on those with financial need and from historically underrepresented groups. We asked our scholars during homecoming weekend, what has been the best part of your freshman year so far? Freshman year […]

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  • 2020 Badger of the Year Nominations

    1/1/20

    Do you know a Bay Area Badger who is making a difference in their local communities, and Badger spirit shines in their service? Submit your nominations with a short statement about how they have shown leadership in their professions, service in their communities, and/or contributions to volunteer organizations. In short, they bring the Wisconsin Idea […]

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  • Bridging the Bay – Notable Badger – David Cheng

    5/6/19

    Notable Bay Area Badger – David Cheng ’16 BS Geology and Geophysics ’16 UW Majors: Geology and Geophysics San Francisco UX Consultant at Tech Counsel Q&A with David Cheng What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Don’t be  ashamed to be yourself because when you are not you have to spend energy maintaining […]

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  • Bridging the Bay – Notable Badger – Zehra Tüzün Güvener

    3/22/19

    Notable Bay Area Badger  Zehra Tüzün Güvener PhD ’00 UW Majors: Bacteriology Berkeley Technical Lead Scientist at Early-Stage Microbiome Startup Q&A with Zehra Tüzün Güvener What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Speak up, make your voice heard – contribute (in thoughtful ways). People will appreciate it and notice. What are you reading […]

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  • March Madness – WI Athletics events

    3/19/19

    There are several opportunities for Badger fans young and old to celebrate the return of the Badgers to the NCAA Tournament. Make plans to be part of our team leading up to tip-off. Details available here: https://uwbadgers.com/news/2019/3/19/mens-basketball-join-the-badgers-in-california.aspx

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  • Bridging the Bay – Notable Badger – Michael Szewczyk

    2/25/19

    Michael Szewczyk BSME ’12 UW Majors: Mechanical Engineering Age: 30 | Menlo Park Co-Founder & Business Development, Factor Q&A with Michael Szewczyk What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? I’ve always thought that if you “Show up and try hard”, good things will happen in life. And in general, it’s true. But, coming […]

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  • Bridging the Bay – Notable Badger – Mindy Whitt

    1/22/19

    Mindy Whitt BA’01 UW Majors: Political Science and International Relations Age: 40| San Jose Regulatory and Compliance Counsel, Sixup Lending LLC Q&A with Mindy Whitt What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? When questioning a policy/practice at work, a colleague once replied with “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” […]

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  • Bridging the Bay – Notable Badger – Roya Bahrami

    12/17/18

    Roya Bahrami BA’08, JD’12 UW Majors: Legal Studies, Law Age: 32 | San Francisco Law Clerk, U.S Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Q&A with Roya Bahrami     What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? For advice, I would say it’s more of a quote but “Be the change you wish to see in […]

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  • Bridging the Bay – Notable Badger – Shailesh Moolya

    11/26/18

    Shailesh Moolya MS ’07 UW Majors: Electrical and Computer Engineering Age: 36 | Silicon Valley Principal Application Engineer, Cadence Design Systems Q&A with Shailesh Moolya     What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? The best advice I received was from my parents, stay humble and be focused. Whatever you achieve in life be happy […]

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  • Camp Fire On-going Relief Fundraiser

    11/18/18

    Immediately following the Camp Fire Bay Area Badgers set up a fundraiser to run the week of Thanksgiving and raised $930. With the donations, BAB sent much needed supplies including to the Camp Fire survivors: 24 blankets, 24 pillows, 2 sleeping bags, 1 tent, 20 flashlights, 5 electric car blankets, 18 women’s underwear, 15 men’s […]

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  • Bridging the Bay — Notable Bay Area Badger — Kevin Hsiung

    10/24/18

    Kevin Hsiung BBA ’15 UW Majors: Management, Computer Science Age: 25 | San Francisco Senior Software Engineer, LendingHome Q&A with Kevin Hsiung What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? If you are trying to be better or more efficient about something think about how to do it 10X better. Doing it 2x better often […]

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  • Bay Area Screenings for The War at Home in its new 4K Restorationare

    10/23/18

    Glenn Silber is a Wisconsin Alum and Academy Award-Nominated documentary filmmaker and long-time network television news producer who produced more than 80 prime-time news-magazine stories for CBS News and ABC News, as well as several feature documentaries for broadcast on PBS. The War at Home, Academy Award nominated feature documentary about the Madison Antiwar Movement […]

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  • Bridging the Bay — Notable Bay Area Badger — Ivan Hartanto

    9/24/18

    Ivan Hartanto ChE BSc’15 University of California Berkeley, ChE MSc’17 UW Majors: Chemical Engineering and Economics Age: 24 | San Francisco Bay Area, CA Application Engineer, UGSI & Project Leader, ShelterTech Q&A with Ivan Hartanto What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? “Success is never owned, it is leased and rent is due […]

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  • Bridging the Bay — Notable Bay Area Badger — Julie Sinistore

    8/22/18

    Julie Sinistore MS’08, PhD’12 UW Majors: Agroecology, Biology Systems EngineeringAge: 36 | San FranciscoProject Director, WSP DeepWater Desal, LLC – Dr. Julie Sinistore Presentation Q&A with Julie Sinistore What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? When I was an undergraduate at Rutgers my advisor said that the meaning of life is “there are […]

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  • 2018 Scholarship Winners

    8/10/18

    The Bay Area Badgers gave out three scholarships to current and incoming UW students from the Bay Area for the 2018-2019 academic year. The application pool was very competitive and we’re proud of the great work all 20 of the applicants are doing! Thanks to everyone who supported the scholarship fund through our auction. We […]

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  • Coach Greg And Michelle Gard Bring the Cancer Fight To California

    7/2/18

    Thanks to the generosity of Hamel Family Wines — a proud, Badger-family-owned winery — Garding Against Cancer will be heading to Sonoma in its effort to support research and compassionate care for those affected by cancer. Register Now Hamel Family Wines 15401 Sonoma Hwy Sonoma, CA Celebration in Sonoma | Saturday, Aug. 11 | 3–5:30 […]

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  • Direct to Madison – June 8th 3-6pm

    5/31/18

    Space is limited so please register to secure access to this special event. Complimentary beverages and light fare will be available. Beginning June 7, 2018, Madison and San Francisco will be closer than ever before when United Airlines starts its new, daily non-stop service from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Dane County Regional Airport (MSN). […]

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  • Scholarship Auction open until May 19th!

    5/10/18

    The Annual Scholarship Auction is here! Online bidding is open May 1st to 19th. Support Bay Area students with scholarships to attend UW-Madison! The annual Bay Area Badger Scholarship Auction is here. All money raised goes towards scholarships awarded the upcoming school year. Make sure to put your bids in by May 19th to snatch […]

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  • Current Students: Apply for the Bay Area Badgers Scholarship!

    5/4/18

    The annual scholarship application is open for current and incoming UW-Madison students! Students, you can find the application details on this page. Applications are due June 1st.

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  • Scholarship Auction is Here!

    4/30/17

    The Annual Scholarship Auction is here! Online bidding open May 1st to 10th Support Bay Area students with scholarships to attend UW-Madison! The annual Bay Area Badger Scholarship Auction is here. All money raised goes towards scholarships awarded the upcoming school year. Make sure to put your bids in by May 10th to snatch up […]

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  • Donate auction items to support student scholarships!

    2/7/17

    The Bay Area Badgers is gearing up for the annual online action in early May 2017. All money raised in the auction goes to support local Bay Area residents attending UW. We’re currently collecting items for the scholarship fund. If you have any items that you wish to contribute please submit them here. If you wish […]

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  • Women’s Soccer in town to play Stanford, Santa Clara

    8/6/16

    Let’s give a warm welcome to the Women’s Soccer team at these two local games! Women’s Soccer vs. Stanford University Thursday, September 1st, 7pm Cagan Stadium, Stanford Reserved seats behind the UW bench range from $12 to $15. General admission tickets on the opposite side range from $8 to $10. All tickets can be purchased from […]

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  • Join us for Welcome to the City!

    8/6/16

    Welcome to the City Thursday, September 8th, 6 to 8pm 998 Sutter St, San Francisco, Ace’s Bar, San Francisco Whether you’re still living out of your suitcase or have called the Bay Area home for years, come out for happy hour at our alumni bar! Enjoy food, refreshments, and a raffle while swapping apartment hunting […]

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  • Meet Our Bay Area Badgers Scholarship Winners!

    7/28/16

    Krey Hacker, x’20 Pacifica, CA  Why did you choose to attend UW? “Madison, Wisconsin is my home away from home. I travel to Madison nearly every summer because I have family that lives in the city. After spending so much time in the city, walking down State Street, watching the sun set from Picnic Point, […]

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  • Kick-off Football Season with Bratfest

    7/12/16

    Bratfest Saturday, August 27th from 12:00 to 6:00 PM 3515 Arbutus Avenue, Palo Alto Register Today Come join our pre-football season kickoff with this annual tradition!  The Peninsula/South Bay Sett Brat Fest VI will be Saturday Aug. 27 12-6 PM at the home of alumni Beth Fuller at 3515 Arbutus Avenue, Palo Alto. You will […]

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  • Badgers Drink Wine: Bay Area Annual Wine Tour

    7/12/16

    Wine Tour Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Join your fellow Badgers and friends on Saturday, July 30th for our Annual Badger Winery Tour! We will board the bus in San Francisco and visit two beautiful Sonoma wineries for a fun-filled day of seasonal wine tastings, brunch, and vineyard tour. Note: […]

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  • Badger Student Send-Off

    7/12/16

    Badger Student Send-Off July 24 – 12:00PM – 3:00PM Crissy Field, 1199 East Beach, San Francisco, CA 94129 Meet at the picnic tables near the Warming Hut Café; look for the Wisconsin decorations. Don’t miss this celebration filled with Badger spirit! Be there when incoming UW-Madison students, current students, and alumni gather to have fun and […]

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  • Students from the Bay Area, Apply for the 2016 BAB Scholarship

    5/23/16

    Each year the Bay Area Badgers award tuition-assistance to selected Bay Area students who attend the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The amount of scholarship is at least $1,000. We will award multiple scholarships if we determine that candidates are deserving. Currently enrolled UW-Madison students who graduated from a Bay Area high school are eligible […]

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  • 2016 Scholarship Auction- Begins May 15

    5/13/16

    The Bay Area Badgers Scholarship Auction begins Sunday, May 15! The scholarship auction is an annual event that supports the scholarships we award to deserving UW-Madison students from the Bay Area. Auction items range from gift certificates for local venues to concert tickets to Badger memorabilia, such as a basketball signed by Greg Gard. Please […]

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  • Bay Area Founders’ Day Celebration 2016

    4/14/16

    You’re Invited!   While traveling, have you ever noticed that you find yourself craving freshly cooked food? Sometimes, whether or not you’re a native Californian, you simply crave fresh food – heck, maybe even a green or two! You know what? Maybe our children feel the same way too! After decades of heating up frozen […]

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  • Bay Area Crazylegs World 2016

    3/29/16

    Join us for our annual Crazylegs World event! Sunday, May 1st Registration opens at 10:00 AM Race starts at 10:30 AM Picnic to follow Golden Gate Park Hellman Hollow Picnic Area, Tables 7–9 50 Overlook Drive San Francisco, CA 94122 **Free parking can be found along JFK Drive. On Sundays, JFK Drive is closed to […]

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  • Behind the Scenes at the Exploratorium

    1/12/16

    Behind the Scenes at the Exploratorium Thursday, January 28, 2016 6:00-9:00 pm Join UW School of Human Ecology alums for a special evening at the Exploratorium After Dark Thursday on January 28, 2016. All Bay Area Badgers are welcome- bring a friend! BEHIND THE SCENES Tour the Exploratorium exhibits with Dr. Kristina Hooper Woolsey*, Project […]

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  • FEATURED EVENT: Bay Area Badgers at San Jose Sharks Hockey Game

    12/14/15

    Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 1:00PM Join your fellow Badgers  for one of our most popular events of the year – The Bay Area Badgers will gather to cheer on the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center.  This year their matchup is against the Minnesota Wild in a game that exhibits two premier NHL ex-Badgers: Captain […]

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Bay Area Represents in Alumni in Residence at UW’s School of Human Ecology

    12/14/15

    Bay Area alumni Candice Balobeck (’88, Interior Design) and John Zeratsky (’05, Family & Consumer Journalism) returned to Madison this fall as part of the new Alumni In Residence program. Both spoke in classes and met with students to talk about their careers; Candice as a Workplace Design Manager, Cisco, and, John as a Design […]

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  • Call for Nominations: 2015 Badger of the Year

    10/13/15

    Do you know a fellow Badger who is making the Bay Area an even better place to call home? The Bay Area Badgers are accepting nominations for Badger of the Year! This annual award recognizes a local UW-Madison alumnus for their contributions to their community and their embodiment of the Wisconsin Idea. The recipient will […]

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  • UW Badgers Women’s Hockey in San Jose 10/2-10/3

    9/15/15

    Badger Women’s Hockey is coming to Sharks Ice at San Jose to take on the Providence Friars in a two game series on Friday Oct. 2 at 7:00PM and Saturday Oct. 3 at 3:00PM. General admission tickets available for purchase online for $12. Buy Tickets Pre-game gatherings for both games will be at Stanley’s Sports Bar inside […]

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  • 76th Annual Wisconsin Picnic 9/26/15

    9/15/15

    This event is like an informal family reunion where everyone’s last name is “from Wisconsin.” Saturday, September 26, 2015 Noon-4:30pm Galvin Community Park: 3330 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 Since 1935, once a year, an informal gathering of people from Wisconsin has been taking place. Through word of mouth people come, sign the book […]

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  • Green Bay Packers Fan? Join us at The Pub

    9/9/15

    Looking for a new spot to watch The Packers play? The Pub is now a Packers Bar!

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  • Local Game Watch: UW Badgers Men’s Soccer Team @ Santa Clara Broncos

    8/31/15

        UW Badgers Men’s Soccer team takes on the Santa Clara University Broncos on Friday Sept. 4 at 7:30pm at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. Bring your family and friends to cheer on the team! There is open seating – we will meet behind the UW bench to form a Badger cheering section […]

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  • Advocare Classic Viewing Party at SOMA StrEAT Food Park 9/5

    8/25/15

    Along with our traditional game-watch locations, we are hosting a special Advocare Classic Viewing Party at SOMA StrEAT Food Park for the Wisconsin vs Alabama season opener on September 5.  Come join the Bay Area Badgers for the Wisconsin Badgers football regular season opener as we present: The Advocare Classic Viewing Party at SOMA StrEAT […]

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  • Bay Area Bratfest 8-29-15

    8/10/15

    Join local Bay Area Alumni at our Annual Bratfest organized by Chuck Kluz graciously hosted at Beth Fuller’s house in Palo Alto. Kickoff football season with this annual tradition!  The Peninsula/South Bay Sett Brat Fest III (aka Pre-Football Season Bash) will be Saturday Aug. 29 1-6 PM at the home of alumni Beth Rundquist-Fuller at 3515 Arbutus Avenue, Palo Alto. […]

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  • Congratulations to our 2015-2016 Bay Area Badgers Scholarship Winners!

    7/22/15

    The WAA: SF Bay Area Chapter is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015-2016 Bay Area Badgers Scholarships! Every year our Chapter raises funds for scholarships that encourage and support local high school students to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Local students, both incoming freshmen and continuing students, are selected based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement, […]

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  • Our 2015 Badger of the Year: Mariah Terhaar ’09

    5/28/15

    Terhaar, an executive assistant for the Brunswick Group, is a former AmeriCorps/VISTA leader who assisted the city of Fairbanks, Alaska, in its mission to combat poverty in interior Alaska.

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  • Get Involved with the BAB Chapter Board!

    5/18/15

    Interested in getting involved with the Bay Area Badgers Chapter Board?   Why get involved, you ask? Besides strengthening your connection to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and elevating Badger Pride in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, you will: Network with fellow UW Alumni Build marketable skills and résumé  Raise money for scholarships Plan and attend […]

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  • Students from the Bay Area, Apply for the 2015 BAB Scholarship

    5/8/15

    Each year the Bay Area Badgers award tuition-assistance to selected Bay Area students who attend the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The amount of scholarship is at least $1,000. We will award multiple scholarships if we determine that candidates are deserving. Currently enrolled UW – Madison students who graduated from a Bay Area high school […]

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  • Bay Area Alumni Reception with Chancellor Rebecca Blank & Coach Bo Ryan

    4/29/15

    Please join University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank and men’s basketball head coach Bo Ryan at a special reception for UW alumni and friends on May 28, 2015. Includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. The impressive Hamel Family Winery opened its doors in 2014 and proudly displays a badger on its logo. Business-casual attire is requested. […]

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  • Celebrate UW’s Founding with the Bay Area Badgers

    4/27/15

    Founders’ Day 2015  Sunday, May 3, 2015 Overland House 101 Broadway, Oakland, CA 946070 Cost: $50 or $38 for recent graduates (2010 and later). Due to food and beverages walkins are not permitted. For more information and to register, click  HERE. Last day to register is April 30, 2015.   Schedule: 5:30 – 6:45 – Networking & […]

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  • Event Recap: Bay Area Crazylegs 2015

    4/26/15

    What a fantastic day in Golden Gate Park! Over 80 Wisconsin alumni and friends joined in on our local Crazylegs run/walk and picnic. It was a record turnout for Bay Area Crazylegs, and the largest Crazylegs World event outside of Madison for 2015! For a brief time on Sunday morning, Badgers took over the tranquil […]

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  • Bo Ryan Basketball Auction

    3/30/15

    Bay Area Badgers Special Auction: Basketball Signed by Bo Ryan The Bay Area Badgers are sponsoring an auction of one official NCAA basketball signed by future Hall of Fame coach, Bo Ryan. Bo has led the Badgers to their second consecutive Final Four for the first time in school history. He ranks second among a active […]

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  • Bay Area Crazylegs 2015

    3/16/15

    Join the Bay Area Badgers on Sunday, April 26th for our annual Crazylegs World event! If you can’t make it to Madison for the Crazylegs Classic this year, join us for a fun run/walk and picnic in gorgeous Golden Gate Park! Participate in a 5km fun run/jog or 2km fun walk, followed by a picnic […]

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  • Join the BAB in the Shark Tank 2/7

    2/3/15

    On Saturday, February 7th, come join the Bay Area Badgers at the SAP Center in San Jose as the Sharks take on the Carolina Hurricanes! At 3pm on game day, the Bay Area Badgers will host a pre-game event at the Old Wagon Saloon & Grill in San Jose. Around 7pm, everyone will head over […]

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  • Wisconsin vs. California Basketball Game

    11/5/14

    On Monday, December 22, the Wisconsin Men’s Basketball team travels to Berkeley to play the California Golden Bears at Haas Pavilion. Join us to cheer on the Badgers!

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  • Show Us Your Pictures!

    10/19/14

    Spending Saturdays with your fellow Badgers at one of our four Game-Day viewing locations? Snap a photo to show us how you’re celebrating Game Day by uploading to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with each week’s hashtag: #BABWisc, followed by the opponent of the week. Check out our game-viewing events on Facebook each week for the […]

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  • Badger of the Year Award Recipient: David Payne

    10/19/14

    Beth Fuller nominated David Payne for his incredible spirit and commitment to the University of Wisconsin earlier this year, and we were pleased to award David with a well-deserved Badger of the Year Award for 2014. He had some words to say in response, which you can read below. Congratulations, David! “We see the WAA […]

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  • Save the Date: Annual Scholarship Auction, December 1

    10/19/14

    It’s that time of the year again! Stay tuned for our annual online auction, all proceeds of which go to scholarship awards for Bay Area students who are attending UW-Madison. The scholarship auction is set to go live on December 1 — just in time to get your holiday gifts! Interested in donating an item […]

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  • Event Photos: Santa Rosa Wisconsin Picnic

    10/13/14

    Photos courtesy of Becky Ennis.

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  • Young Alumni Spotlight: Kristen Berman

    8/9/14

    Read on for Kristen’s take on her unusual career! Have someone you’d like to highlight? Email us to let us know. What keeps me up at night these days is Irrational. Just Irrational. No, it’s not the dredge of startup life or the dismal dating scene in San Francisco… although both could be contenders. Literally, […]

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  • Event Recap: Student Send-Off

    8/9/13

    Last month we had around 50 people at Crissy Field to send off local freshmen in classic San Francisco weather. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and helped to make this event a success!

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  • Event Recap: Sonoma Wine Trip

    8/9/13

    The Bay Area Badgers went on its annual wine bus tour to two Sonoma wineries. The first winery was Chateau St. Jean and the second is Hamel Family Winery (Badger Owned!) Both were very accommodating for the 59 badgers and friends that attended the event. It was a blast to share with everyone singing “Varsity” […]

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