50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary LogoUW-Marshfield/Wood County is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in the 2014-2015 Academic Year.  We have many fun events planned for the campus, our current students and alumni and the community.  Join us to Celebrate our Past, Present and Future!

Spring 2015 Events



Campus-Community Book Club
Location: Hamilton Roddis Memorial Library - Free
Read a selected book and join in the discussion and activities.


JANUARY 16 - 17

Men's Basketball Classic Tournament
January 16 at 6 & 8 p.m.; January 17 at Noon & 2 p.m.
Cheer on the Marauder Men's Basketball team in this annual two-day tournament. Walk down memory lane with photo and jersey displays from the past 50 years of Thunderbird and Marauder athletics. 

Cheer on past Marauders in a special Women's Alumni game, details coming soon.


JANUARY 22, 5 p.m.

MACCI's Business After 5
Location: Commons - $5
Join us for the monthly Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry social networking opportunity hosted on campus!  Your $5 entry fee enters your name into raffle drawings.  Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar available.  



Relive the 60’s -  "The Films, They Are A Changing"
Location: Room 131  -  $10
In this Continuing Education lecture series, learn about the evolution of the film industry.  Due in part to the gritty scenes coming home from the Vietnam War, the Motion Picture Production Code—essentially film censorship—was shelved in 1968 in favor of broader expression and a ratings system.  This immediately gave birth to heretofore inconceivable levels of violence and frank sexuality.  The film industry and the ratings system have continued to evolve, challenging viewers and shaping society in unexpected ways.   Register for The Films, They Are A Changing.


MARCH 20, 5-7 p.m.

50th Anniversary Reunion - An Evening of Remembering and Reconnecting
Location: Commons -  Free
If you attended UW-Marshfield/Wood County, we want you to come back and visit!  Join us for an evening filled with memories as you visit with past faculty, staff and fellow alumni.  Learn more about the campus past, present and future with historical displays and a program at 5:30 p.m.

MARCH 21, 7:30 p.m.

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
Location: Helen Connor Laird Theater
Celebrate the campus 50th Anniversary with this special Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra concert, one of the finest chamber orchestras in the country!


APRIL 11, 5 p.m.

Food for Thought
Location: Helen Connor Laird Fine Arts Building, Connector, Commons
Join us for the annual University Foundation signature fundraiser.  Your taste buds will delight over the more than 30 tappas-style selection of gourmet foods prepared by local home-chefs.  This year's theme celebrates our 50th Anniversary and includes special performances by a Beatles cover band.



Commencement Graduation Ceremony
Location: Helen Connor Laird Theater
Celebrate the hard work of our 2014-2015 graduates.  Commencement speaker: UW System President Ray Cross.