Student Sustainability Summit Fellows announced

Five students will attend the U.S. Sustainability Summit conference in Milwaukee as the first Madison College Sustainability Summit Fellows.

  • Mystee Pulcine - Liberal Arts Transfer, Engineering
  • Benjamin Hartwig - Architectural Technologies
  • Isaac Brown - Liberal Arts Transfer, Engineering
  • Lew Weich - Business and Applied Arts
  • Roman Morse - Liberal Arts Transfer, Engineering
  • Alternates: Ric Poole - Liberal Arts Transfer, Engineering; Kristin Zeier – Liberal Arts Transfer, Business; and Keshena Koran - Liberal Arts Transfer, Engineering

Madison College is a summit-sustaining sponsor and has participated in the late winter conference every year since it began in 2003. Conference topics include renewable energy, sustainable business, urban agriculture and sustainable communities.

This year, the summit will hold a concurrent Green Job Career Fair for the first time. This year's conference is held March 26-27.

The Sustainability Summit Fellows will receive support to attend the conference for both days. They will staff the Madison College booth, meet keynote speakers and conference organizers, and represent the College at this respected event.

Please know that Madison College will sponsor a free bus on Thursday, March 27 to the Summit, that leaves from Truax at 8 a.m. and returns by 4 p.m. Very few seats remain, so please sign up as soon as possible.

Reservations for the bus can be made through the Student Life office. A $5 returnable deposit is required to reserve a space on the bus.

Visit the Madison College Summit webpage or send an email.

Registration open for dodgeball tournament

Flex Jam Fitness and the Program Activity Council will host a dodgeball tournament on Tuesday, March 25 from 4-6 p.m. in the Redsten Gym.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to create a team of six players.

Contact Sophorn Tep

Fitness Center Spring break hours posted

The Truax Fitness Center will have limited hours and the Downtown Fitness Center will be closed over Spring break.




"Girl Rising" screening takes place on Truax Campus

United Common Ground and the Center for International Education presents the film, "Girl Rising" from 2 - 4 p.m. on March 11 in room C1435B. 

Girl Rising started out with a simple truth: educating girls will change the world. The film became a campaign, and that message became a movement. Madison College students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a screening of the film that brought together visionaries that knew educating girls is one of the smartest investments of our time.


President Daniels to present at TEMPO luncheon

Two members of the Madison College community will speak at the March TEMPO luncheon at the Madison Club on Tuesday, March 11.
President Jack Daniels will present "Charting the Course for Madison College's Next Century of Promise" at the luncheon. Additionally, Sabrina Madison, student services enrollment facilitator, will be the event's featured poet.

Grammar Bootcamp scheduled for March 11

Writing Center Workshop staff will hold a Grammar Bootcamp on Tuesday, March 11 from 2-3 p.m. The event will take place in the Workshop Room in the Truax Student Achievement Center.

This workshop will help students get usage and grammar in shape for college-level writing.

The seminar will focus on make or break mistakes that college students tend to make. This seminar will discuss the importance of careful and informed proofreading. The hope is students will come away with the conviction that it is worth the effort to “look it up,” rather than simply saying “close enough.” 

Contact the Writing Center at 246-6595.

OPI nail polish on sale at College salons

The Trustyle and Madison College Salons are having an OPI nail polish sale. All OPI nail polishes are buy-one-get-one 50 percent off while supplies last.

Yahara Journal Student Art Show opens March 7

The Yahara Journal is celebrating the opening of its Student Art Show on Friday, March 7, from 3 p.m-6 p.m. in The Gallery. Refreshments will be served.Stop in and see work done by Madison College students. The show features a wide variety of artwork including paintings, drawings and ceramic work.

The Yahara Journal Art Show will be on display throughout March in the Gallery, located in Truax Room A1005 inside the Madison College Gateway.

Study abroad faculty development workshop scheduled for April 25

The Center for International Education staff will host an annual faculty development workshop for faculty who will lead study abroad programs between now and Summer 2015.

Faculty who will lead or plan to lead a study abroad program must attend a faculty development workshop once every two years and must be current in order to lead a program. Faculty and staff interested in developing a study abroad program or learning more are also welcome to attend. 

The faculty development workshop will take place on Friday, April 25 from noon-5 p.m. on the Truax campus. Lunch will be provided.

Faculty who will attend the workshop can register by email with Education Abroad Coordinator Tammy Gibbs by April 1, 2014.

Contact Tammy Gibbs or the Center for International Education with any questions at (608) 246-6201.

Ceramic department hosts "Three Ceramic Exhibits"

The Madison College Ceramic department is hosting an exhibit, “Three Ceramic Exhibits” in conjunction with the annual NCECA meeting on the first floor of the Downtown campus. The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) will be hosting its 48th Annual Conference in Milwaukee on March 19-22, 2014. As part of the programming, more than one hundred related exhibitions will be on view throughout the city and beyond at more than 70 different venues.

The “Johnson Collection of Ceramic Art” is a collection of national contemporary ceramic artists that represent the best in their medium. This exciting group of work ranges in style from trompe l’oeil to functional, all with a stunning attention to form and detail. 

Madison College instructor Joanne Kirkland’s functional work in black and white reflects her mastery of form and glaze. Her surface imagery in “Joanne Kirkland Functional Ceramics” reflects her interest in backyard nature as well as geometry of the abstract.

The “Student Show” illustrates the variety of work that is done in the Madison College ceramic studio by our many talented students. Their work ranges from functional to abstract.

The Madison College community is invited to the opening reception of “Three Ceramic Exhibits” on Wednesday, March 12 at noon in the Wisconsin Avenue Atrium of Madison College’s Downtown campus.

The Exhibits run from March 3 – April 4 and are located in the Carroll Street entrance and the Wisconsin Avenue atrium during building hours.

Contact Andrée Valley in Applied Arts.