Whenever she appears on a popular statewide Wisconsin Public Radio offering, Joan Houston Hall can sense the hunger people have for regional sayings and their meanings. “Every time I’m on ‘The Larry Meiller Show,’ the phone lines are full, and people are so excited,” said Hall, chief editor of The Dictionary of American Regional English. “Their calls will start with comments like ‘There’s this phrase my grandmother used to say….’ It’s so vital to them.”
Little compares to grilling brats in the summer for Wisconsinites. Unless, of course, preparing fish caught in Wisconsin waters. Thanks to the initiative of UW-Madison student Jannet Arenas along with help from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), a new generation of youngsters is partaking in one of Wisconsin’s time-honored outdoor traditions.
Two years ago, when Anna Volodarskaya received an email from Hillel at the University of Wisconsin-Madison about a weeklong “Jewish music camp,” she thought it sounded intriguing.
Theodore “Ted” Cohen (’60 BS, ’61 MS, ’66 PhD L&S) authored five novels that share his life experiences—facts wrapped in fiction—that many Badgers will recognize.