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Moments Captured: Favorite Photos From 2018

By Betsy Lundgren | Photography by Paul L. Newby II

January 3, 2019

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The images below, all taken by Wisconsin School of Business senior photographer Paul L. Newby II, capture some of WSB’s important moments and milestones from 2018. They show innovation, celebration, laughter, and learning—all important outcomes that come to life each year at WSB and endure beyond through our photography.

Wisconsin MBA students hear from a Fiskars employee at the company's North American headquarters
Wisconsin Full-Time MBA students visited the North American headquarters of Fiskars on February 1, 2018, to launch a new product development project with the global corporation.
A late spring snowstorm covers Grainger Hall in white.
A late spring snowstorm gave Grainger Hall a beautiful, white cover on April 18, 2018.
WSB's Steve Boeder speaks during the Integrated Company Analysis presentations.
Steve Boeder, director of the Erdman Center for Operations and Technology Management, introduced teams of Wisconsin MBA students presenting to Medtronic representatives as part of the Integrated Company Analysis on May 3, 2018.
A crew of construction workers lift a wall in WSB's new Learning Commons.
Construction workers transformed three floors of Grainger Hall to create WSB’s new Learning Commons, shown here outside the Finance and Analytics Lab on April 3, 2018.
A group of University leaders pose for a ribbon cutting of WSB's Learning Commons.
Ricky Sandler (BBA ’91), center, provided the lead gift for the Learning Commons and was joined at the May 2, 2018, ribbon cutting by Ed Van Gemert, vice provost for libraries (retired); Sarah Mangelsdorf, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs; Barry Gerhart, interim Albert O. Nicholas Dean; and Steve Cramer, vice provost for teaching and learning.
Two students work together in the new Learning Commons.
The Learning Commons quickly became a popular campus destination, with students finding ample space for both quiet study and collaboration, as shown here on May 5, 2018.
Three WSB students smile in their caps and gowns at commencement.
Wisconsin BBA students displayed their Business Badger pride during UW–Madison Commencement at Camp Randall on May 12, 2018.
A line of students celebrate in their caps and gowns at commencement.
Wisconsin MBA students celebrated as they became part of the global WSB alumni network after commencement on May 12, 2018.
A student and a career advisor share a laugh in Grainger Hall.
Sheriona Talley, a student in WSB’s Business Emerging Leaders (BEL) Program, shared a laugh with BBA Career Advisor Anthony Wright (BBA ’15) during the BEL case competition on July 26, 2018.
A grandmother and her grandson enjoy learning together during Grandparents University.
It was a family affair for participants of Grandparents University who were able to “major” in entrepreneurship for the first time this year, pictured July 26, 2018, in Grainger Hall.
Faculty Associate Deb Houden teaches Executive MBA students in a Grainger Hall classroom.
Faculty Associate Deb Houden brought negotiation practice to the classroom for Wisconsin Executive MBA students on August 16, 2018.
First-year Business Badgers pose together at BBA Induction at Union South.
First-year Business Badgers were welcomed to campus during BBA Induction at Union South on September 4, 2018.
Bucky Badger holds a smiling female BBA student.
Taylor Wilson (BBA ’19) got a lift from Bucky Badger during the Thank a Donor event at the Gordon Dining and Event Center on September 11, 2018.
A large group of golfers and Bucky Badger pose for a group shot at the golf course.
WSB students, alumni, and friends hit the greens on September 28, 2018, for the Wisconsin Evening and Executive MBA programs’ third annual Business Badger Golf Classic.
Chancellor Becky Blank and Interim Dean Barry Gerhart greet alumni at WSB’s Homecoming Bash.
Chancellor Becky Blank and Interim Dean Barry Gerhart greeted alumni at WSB’s Homecoming Bash on October 20, 2018.

Photos by Paul L. Newby II, WSB senior photographer