Video from Mary Rouse and William P. Tishler’s recent talk, “This Old Red Gym: A Discussion on Historic Preservation and Adaptive Use,” organized by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), is now available on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.
Rouse and Tishler discussed the past, present, and future of the Red Gym -- one of UW-Madison’s most historic buildings -- which in 1993 was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Participants were invited to tour the building following the talk.
In the early 1990s, Tishler assisted Rouse in making a video to raise money for the historic preservation and adaptive use of the Red Gym. Thanks to a very generous lead gift from John and Tashia Morgridge, the building was renovated and reopened in 1998. It now houses the Morgridge Center for Public Service, along with student services and organizations.
Mary Rouse retired from UW-Madison as director of the Morgridge Center in July 2005. Currently, she serves as a volunteer in that program, which she directed from 1999-2005 and was instrumental in creating in 1994. In almost 40 years of employment on campus, she held several positions in student and academic affairs, including serving as the dean of students/chief student affairs officer from 1987-2000.
William P. Tishler is a senior media specialist at UW-Madison, based in Continuing Studies, with over 25 years of experience developing distance education courses and programs that use video as the primary medium for content delivery.
Watch the video on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.