• Save the Dates! LA Badger Board Meetings


    Make sure to mark your calendars for 3 upcoming LA Badger Board Meetings. When: 5/16/2017, 9/19/2017, 12/12/2017 Where:  El Cholo Mexican Restaurant, Downtown Los Angeles 1037 S. Flower Street. Los Angeles, CA 90015 Timeline: 6:00-6:15pm: Gather 6:20: Order Dinner 6:30-7:30: Chapter Meeting Please RSVP to

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  • LA Alumni Social- January 23rd


    January 23rd Monday 5:00 – 7:00 PM LA Alumni Social  BRUHAUSWe will be meeting at BRÜHAUS located at 11831 Wilshire Blvd. in LA.  Please join us for food, drinks and networking with your fellow Badgers in the LA area.  Dean of Students Lori Berquam and Ass’t Dean of Students Joshua Johnson would love to hear about your experiences […]

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  • Order The Red Shirt™ Today and Support the Los Angeles Chapter


    Trust in Bucky, and buy The Red Shirt™, Ninth Edition — on sale now! Proceeds support student scholarships, and this year’s design is the coolest one yet. Buy yours today!

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  • LA Badgers Hiking Event


    Gather your hiking boots and get ready for a beautiful 4 mile hike in Topanga State Park with your fellow Badgers! This hike is suitable for novices and expert hikers. Here is the info: The hike will be Sunday morning June 12. Start gathering at 9:00 AM Start to hike at 9:30 AM Location:  Topanga State Park Estimated […]

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  • Hammer Conversations Dave Hickey & Julia Friedman


    When: May 11th at 7:30pm ALL HAMMER PROGRAMS ARE FREE Location: Billy Wilder Theater Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended. Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until […]

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  • SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 14th – LA Chapter Founder’s Day


    Save the date for the LA Chapter Founder’s Day Event. The event will take place on April 14th at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel.   Special Presentation: ” Badger Family Values: How Television is Helping Shape American Culture” Speaker: Steven Levitain ’84 is a prolific, award-winning director, screenwriter, and television producer. He has produced more […]

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  • 2016 Service Project: LA Regional Food Bank


    LA Regional Food Bank- 2825 East 54th Street, Vernon, CA 90058 WHEN: APRIL 16th, 2016 8:30am-12:00PM The Big Ten Club of Southern CA along with Northwestern University Club of LA invite you to join us in a DAY OF GIVING! We will be volunteering once again at the LA Regional Food Bank sorting fresh produce, canned items, […]

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  • Celebrate Founders’ Day #UW1849


      Do these simple steps on Friday, Feb. 5, to celebrate Founders’ Day: the UW’s first day of class held in 1849. Post photos of your red on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to be a part of the celebration.

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  • The university you love is coming to town to share some exciting things with you


    Don’t miss this opportunity to hear professor of anthropology John Hawks talk about his pivotal role in the recent discovery of Homo naledi in the Rising Star cave system in South Africa. You’ll also hear about: How entrepreneurship is guiding learning at the UW The ways that Alumni Park is changing the face of campus […]

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  • In Memoriam: Helmuth Karl Beutel


    February 1, 1940 to November 14, 2015 Helmuth Beutel, husband, father, grandfather and engineer, died peacefully at his home in Upland, CA on November 14, 2015 due to complications from a head injury. Helmuth was born February 1, 1940 in Misurken, Lithuania to Franz and Adele Beutel. In 1944, he and his family travelled from […]

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  • See Taping of “Jim Rome on Showtime”


    Los Angeles Badgers opportunity to be on a guest list to see a taping of the Jim Rome Show. Badgers attendance will raise funds for the local UW scholarship fund. Details: Monday October 12th from 9:00am-12:30pm Location: Four Seasons in Westlake Village 2 Dole Dr, Westlake Village, CA 91362 Dress code: Business Casual (NO TEE […]

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  • Big Ten Night at Oktoberfest- October 23, 2015


    Big Ten Night at Oktoberfest- Alpine Village, Torrance CA  Join fellow Big Ten folks while representing the Wisconsin Badgers and head to Alpine Village in Torrance for a Big Ten themed Oktoberfest.  This event will have an Oom Pah Pah band, delicious German food & beverages, and chicken dancing.  This event is open to all Big Ten Alumni, Friends, Family, and Fans! What’s […]

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  • Welcome to the City Event: September 10, 2015 7:30pm- 10:30pm


    This fun, free Welcome to the City gathering is a great chance to meet other Badgers in Los Angeles. Learn about all the activities, celebrations, and opportunities available to alumni in the area and have a chance to win great prizes, including two day-of-game packages for Homecoming 2015 and more. We’ll be at our game watch location, Bru […]

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  • Badger Student Send-Off Celebration


    Don’t miss this fun event welcoming incoming students from the Los Angeles area to the UW. Incoming students and their parents will learn about campus life from knowledgeable Badger alumni. It’s an ideal opportunity for campus newcomers to jump-start their UW experience. Register today! Where: The Home of Brian and Julie Shapiro 17606 Embassy Drive, […]

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  • Founders’ Day Celebration Dinner Sunday, June 7th – RSVP Today!


    Join UW-Madison alumni from the LA area for a celebration of the university’s long tradition of scholarship and discovery. Our local Founders’ Day celebration, on Sunday, June 7th, gives you a chance to reconnect with your alma mater and learn about what’s happening on campus today. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate the UW with your fellow LA Badgers.

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  • Founders’ Day Silent Auction Sunday, June 7th – Donate Now!


    The Wisconsin Alumni Association: Los Angeles Chapter will be holding a Silent Auction during our annual Founders’ Day Dinner on Sunday, June 7th, 2015. Proceeds will benefit The LA Badgers Matching Dollar Scholarship Fund which provides tuition assistance for LA’s best and brightest students attending Madison. The LA Badgers are in the process of securing tax-deductible donations of goods and services as auction items and we hope you can contribute, no matter how large or how small!

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  • LA Badgers Softball Team Back in Action This Spring


    Our fearless LA Badgers softball team is back in action this Spring at The Syd Kronenthal Field in Culver City. Check them out at an upcoming game as they go for league dominance and earn money for the LA Badgers Scholarship Fund with each crack of the bat.

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  • Event Recap – CrazyLegs World West 2015


    Nothing says spring like Crazylegs! Our annual West Coast version of this Worldwide race was held Saturday, April 25th. We started at the Hermosa Beach Pier right next to the water and worked our way to Manhattan Beach Pier and back for a total of 3.5 miles.

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  • LA Badgers Q2 Board Meeting


    Make friends, gain experience, give back. The LA Badgers have volunteer opportunities sure to match your skills, interests and schedule. If you are interested in volunteering attend our next Chapter Board Meeting and we’ll be sure to find a spot for you.

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  • Founders’ Day Celebration Dinner Sunday, June 7th – Save the Date!


    Save the Date! On the evening of June 7th, the LA Badgers will celebrate the past, present and future of UW at our annual Founder’s Day dinner. You’ll want to be there when Hollywood Writer/Producer and Comm Arts Professor of Film & TV James G. Hirsch provides a condensed look at his popular screenwriting class complete with clips from well-loved films that explore the parallels between the art of film and everyday life.

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  • Fall 2015 Scholarship Application


    The Los Angeles Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association is pleased to be able to award scholarships to deserving area students attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Our scholarships are made possible by our very generous donors as well as through event proceeds, the Wisconsin Alumni Association, and the UW Foundation. Applications must be completed in full by May 22. Only students who have committed to attending the university and those who are undergraduates are eligible.

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  • Badger of the Year Award Nominations Due


    Do you know a local Wisconsin alumnus or alumna who you would like to nominate for the LA Badgers – Badger of the Year Award? This could be someone who demonstrates outstanding community outreach, exhibits extreme Badger pride, is an avid LA Badgers member and/or has achieved outstanding career accomplishments.

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  • March Madness is here!


    Join us during the tournament as we cheer on the Badgers for as long as they’re in the tournament! 10% of food and beverage sales during the event will go towards the LA Badgers Scholarship Fund

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  • Join the LA Badgers Team


    The Wisconsin Alumni Association: Los Angeles Chapter serves thousands of UW-Madison alumni living and working in the Southland. Each year we organize a variety of events that allow us to celebrate our Badger pride. From watching Badger sports events, to celebrating Founders’ Day, to carrying out community service, to fundraising for scholarships, there’s always an upcoming event to look forward to. This is where YOU come in! We’re looking for enthusiastic alumni with a passion for their alma mater to fill a variety of positions on our board. It’s a great way to connect with local alumni and help shape the direction of the chapter.

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  • Big Ten Pub Crawl


    Celebrate the end of the Big Ten football season as we crawl around Hermosa Beach hitting 14 bars, enjoying special Big Ten themed cocktails, and getting some mild walking exercise while listening to Big Ten School fight songs. All leading up to the Big Ten Championship Football game!

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  • 2014 Big Ten Club Rose Bowl Tour and Holiday Party


    Enjoy a holiday party and private tour of The Rose Bowl Stadium featuring a tour of the locker rooms, press boxes, suites, and the control room. Bring an unwrapped toy and get a charity raffle ticket at the holiday party at Brookside Golf Course Clubhouse, which is next to the stadium. Be sure to wear your most festive collegiate holiday apparel.

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  • LA Badgers Q4 Board Meeting


    Make friends, gain experience, give back. The LA Badgers have volunteer opportunities sure to match your skills, interests and schedule. If you are interested in volunteer ing attend our next Chapter Board Meeting and we’ll be sure to find a spot for you.

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  • Event Recap – U.W. vs. LSU Football Watch Party


    The eyes of the college football world were on NRG Stadium in Houston when Wisconsin took on LSU for our season opener. Hundreds of LA Badgers gathered at our two local hangouts, Busby’s West and The Underground, to watch the game, eat cheese curds and jump around.

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  • Volunteer Opportunity – Heal the Bay Coastal Cleanup Day


    Join the LA Badgers on Saturday, Sept. 20 as we volunteer with Heal the Bay in Hermosa Beach! Heal the Bay is a great organization which works to protect Los Angeles’ oceans, rivers and beaches. We’ll help with a beach cleanup event dubbed “the world’s biggest beach party”.

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  • Event Recap — Brewers vs. Dodgers Baseball Game


    A great time was had by over 50 LA Badgers at the Dodgers vs. Brewers game on August 17th. The festive day started at The Short Stop bar for some PBR before heading to Dodger stadium.

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  • Event Recap — Annual Freshman Student Send-Off BBQ


    Each summer we treat our LA area soon-to-be-freshman and their parents to a Wisconsin style BBQ complete with burgers, brats and sauerkraut! On August 11th we had 18 Madison bound students and 29 parents mixing, mingling and learning about student life and our great U.W. traditions.

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  • 2014 Badger Football Watch Parties


    Wisconsin football returns Sat., August 30th at 6 PM against LSU. Once again LA Badgers will have 2 viewing locations to choose from — Busby’s and The Underground. Yes, you read it right, we are returning to Busby’s this season so spread the word! UW Alumni, adopted Badgers, Friends, and Family are always welcome!!!

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  • Event Recap — “Up All Night to Get Bucky” Softball Team


    Congratulations to our team for completing their second consecutive season and earning money for the LA Badgers scholarship fund.

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  • Event Recap — Adventure on Alamitos Bay


    These Los Angeles alumni and friends took to the water for some summertime Badger bonding in Long Beach June 28.

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