Current students and Badger alumni came out for UW–Madison’s 2018 Multicultural Homecoming events from Oct. 17 to Oct. 20. Guests of the Multicultural Homecoming Committee included alumni renowned choreographer and producer Frank Gatson Jr. (’80); dancer, choreographer and educator Rebecca Arends (’04); chef entrepreneurs Gabriel Stulman (‘03) and Matt Kebbekus (‘03); as well as music and dance performances by June’s Diary, the Band Bazaar and many more. Other guests — of course — included the many alumni who came from near and far to celebrate college memories, reconnect with long-time friends and enjoy the reunion tradition. The celebration was a joint venture between the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement (DDEEA) and Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA).
We hope to see you all again next year!
Featuring Frank Gatson Jr. (’80) and Rebecca Arends (’04) on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 North Orchard Street.
Multicultural Homecoming Networking Reception
Featuring a panel discussion with distinguished alumni Gatson and Arends along with Gabriel Stulman (’03) and Matthew Kebbekus (’03) of the Happy Cooking Hospitality food chain in New York on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Heritage Hall in Camp Randall Stadium from 6 to 8 p.m.
Dance Master Class
UW–Madison dance students were treated to a master class with guest instructor Rebecca Arends on Friday, Oct. 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. in Lathrop Hall.
Multicultural Homecoming Reception
The Multicultural Homecoming Reception was a fun social mixer in two locations in the Memorial Union on Friday, Oct. 19, that gave alumni and students a chance to reconnect ahead of the featured ReUnite: The ReUnion Experience concert later that night.
ReUnite: The ReUnion Experience Homecoming Concert
Hundreds of alumni and students turned out for a concert featuring June’s Diary, the Band Bazaar, Rebecca Arends, comedian T. Murph and a slew of UW performers at the ReUnite: The ReUnion Experience Homecoming Concert at Memorial Union’s Shannon Theatre on Friday, Oct. 19.
Tailgate and Watch Party
Hundreds of alumni, including dozens from the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority Epsilon Delta chapter — which celebrates it’s 50th anniversary at UW–Madison this year — attended a free tailgate and football game watch party at the Pyle Center on Saturday, Oct. 20.