Olivia's Gifts sidewalk sale

Olivia's gifts is having a blowout "sidewalk sale."
It will be held on Monday, October 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the north hallway at the Truax campus. 
There will be a $1 section and a 70 percent off sale. Don't miss out!
Contact Rebecca Schimpf.

Isthmus Food and Wine Festival looking for volunteers

Cooler days are upon us but not to fear, Isthmus Food and Wine is here. Taking place on October 19 and 20 at the Alliant Energy Center it will feature a variety of food and drink in exhibits, demonstrations, shopping and sampling.
The event would not be possible without all the wonderful volunteers.  We are hoping for a successful event and are looking for great volunteers to help. We were hoping you would be available to make this year's Food and Wine Festival the best yet! 
All volunteers must be 21+; they will gain free entrance to the festival (a $40 value) and a special events apron!  If you are interested in volunteering please register hereand receive more information.  Furthermore, if you have any family or friends 21+ who are interested in volunteering, attach their name and contact information in a response to this e-mail or forward them the volunteer registration link!
For more information and questions please email You can also visit the official Food and Wine website.
Thank you, and hope to hear from you soon!
Nadia Novotny
Marilyn McGrath
Volunteer Coordinators 
Isthmus Publishing, Inc.

Retail company representatives coming to Truax

The Fashion Marketing program and the Career and Employment Center are pleased to announce an upcoming employer visit from TJX Companies. Please stop by the table in the cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 18 to learn about exciting career opportunities (PDF, 93 KB). Janna, Christy and Rachel from TJX Companies and Marshalls will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.
Contact Rochelle Wanner at (608) 243-4273.

Food services closed for Convocation

All Madison College food service venues will be closed Tuesday, October 23, for Convocation.

Catering will not be available and any catering must come from an outside source, if needed. 


Contact Tammy Manthe at (608) 243-4050.

Rotary honors Cindy Spankowski

Cindy Spankowski, full-time faculty in Supervisory Management, was chosen as the Fort Atkinson Rotary Club outstanding faculty for the month of October.
Madison College has the opportunity once every four years to nominate a faculty member. It was a wonderful and well deserved honor for Cindy to be selected.

College transfer fair comes to Truax

The Student Development Center is sponsoring the Fall 2012 College Transfer Fair on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at the Truax Campus, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Students planning on transferring have the opportunity to meet with representatives from more than 30 institutions, who will be able to answer all transfer questions. Please pass along this information to students.

Contact the Student Development Center at (608) 246-6076 or in Truax room 159AA.

Help donate with the Combined Charitable Campaign

This year's Combined Charitable Campaign kicks off on October 23, 2012 at Convocation, but there's a very special way you can help people in our community right now. 
Food donation barrels for the River Food Pantry will be in place at the Truax location starting on Wednesday, Oct. 3, throught the end of the combined campaign. 
Give a little, and help a lot with friends who care (PDF, 231 KB). Donate nonperishable food items to the pantry. One barrel will be located outside of Human Resources in the Administration Building at Truax. Another barrel is located in the hallway leading into where the Auto Parts Store is located (at Truax).
Contact Barb Wise at (608) 243-4202.

Guidance and counseling for your provisional certification

Do you need #55 Guidance & Counseling for your provisional certification?
We have seats available for our #55 course which starts next week on Wednesday, October 24.
Session Name: #55 Guidance and Counseling
Section #: 121-CT055A
Facilitator: Rocio Martinez
Dates: October 24, November 14, November 28, and December 12
Times: 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: West Campus
Room: 110
Sign up now:
Having trouble? Let Brant Kraemer know!
Contact Brant Kraemer, CETL, at (608) 246-6956.

Interior Design department hosts silent and live auction

You are invited! The Madison College Interiod Design department is hosting a silent and live auction fundraiser on Friday, October 12, 2012.


Repurposed for a Purpose” (PDF, 295 KB) - at the Truax Campus Lounge 142c  See the invitation above for more information. 


The event features a silent auction of home décor and accessory items redesigned and repurposed by Madison College students, as well as a live auction of furnishings created by department faculty and staff from shipping pallets. The admission is free, and there will be free food and a cash bar – the public is welcome – bring your family and friends for a fun evening!


Also, a cash 50/50 raffle prize will be drawn, with one winner of up to $1,500. Tickets for the raffle are 6 for $5, or $1 each and will be on sale at the event, or can be purchased now by contacting Jessica Mahne. Proceeds will fund club programming as well as a donation will be made to the Madison College Foundation, Interior Design Fund, for student scholarships and assistance.

Trot benefits Madison College

The 26th Annual Madison College Turkey Trot 5K and 5M Run/Walk & Kids Race is on Sunday, Nov. 4, at Warner Park in Madison.


This event is a unique cross country style run/walk laid out over the terrain of Warner Park. Last year's event drew almost 650 participants.


All proceeds from the 5K and 5M Cross Country Run/Walk benefit Thursday’s Child and the Madison College Foundation. Thursday’s Child makes dreams come true for terminally ill children at no cost. The Madison College Foundation provides educational assistance to students. Both serve Dane County and the surrounding areas.


In addition to the best technical race t-shirts in the area, quality custom designed awards, and the unique cross country style race over the beautiful terrain of Warner Park we have also added a quarter mile Turkey Trot Kids Run, as well. Kids will receive a free t-shirt, race bib and cool finisher's medal for just $12.


The race is also a proud member of the Madison Area Running Series.


For more information on the event and for online registration visit the Madison College Turkey Trot website. Early online registration closes on Friday, Oct. 19.  Race-day registration is also available starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Warner Park Shelter House on Sunday, Nov. 4.


Visit the FAQ's or contact Jason Verhelst.