December 7, 2009 / News

University of Wisconsin celebrates 125th edition of yearbook

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Since 1884, the University of Wisconsin has been producing a yearbook. If you’re keeping count, that’s 125 years.

To celebrate the milestone, the Badger Yearbook editors and their staff of 50 are producing a special book, which will chronicle the long history of the yearbook and the school’s traditions.

The staff has already spent hours combing through past editions of the yearbook to create this year’s keepsake. And co-editor Gerad Bandos doesn’t sound daunted by the emergence of the internet and social networking websites in the digital age, according to an article on the university’s website.

“We really want people to still have something they can show off that won’t expire with a bad link,” Bandos said.

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.