A dunk tank, silent auction, velcro wall, and more! This benefit will help fundraise "CampHERO," an exciting new summer camp designed to help girls develop courage, gain confidence and build character while introducing them to the field of protective services. Girls get to explore their interests and skills through hands-on activities, taught by real Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT/Paramedics and Dispatchers!
The benefit is on Thursday, June 7 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The event will be held at the Madison Curling Club in McFarland - 4802 Marsh Rd.
Live music at 7 p.m. A $10 donation, with proceeds going to CampHERO, are suggested at the door and well worth it for the experience.
You can be a sponsor, donate, volunteer, or simply spread the word!
Madison College is a co-sponsor of the CampHERO program.
For more information, check out their website.
This is a reminder that food options and hours are limited in the summer. Truax will have options Monday through Friday. WolfPack Den, Market Express and the Downtown Carroll Street Café are closed until the fall.
7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Steep & Brew Coffee:
7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Call (608) 243-4050.
Congratulations to Lisa Patterson, an alumna of the Early Childhood Education Associate Degree Program.
Patterson's poem "Purple Walls" is featured in the January/February issue of Our Lives magazine. The poem honors Patterson's grandmother.
The mission of Our Lives magazine is to clearly, candidly and openly reflect the diversity and optimism of the community.
Congratulations to the College's Finance Department!
The Madison College District received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and an Award of Financial Reporting Achievement from the Government Finance Officers Association.
These awards are for the Finance Department's work on the College’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2011.
This prestigious certificate and award are the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment.
The Certificate of Achievement is presented to the following staff members for their work on the College’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR): Ed Noehre, Jeff Kuhn, Alane Spatola, Amy Dudley, Karen Gretschmann, Tracy Helleckson, Martha Klaila, Judy Nelson, Vanessa Salata, Susan Vedvig, Tonya Vertein, and Patty Whisenant.
Great news from IT instructor Eric Knapp, who won a ticket (thousands did not) to Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC). Every year Apple withholds about 175 tickets which are given to students as a scholarship to cover the cost of the conference.
Two of our students, Luke LaBonte and Will LaFrance, have been awarded scholarships and will be attending the WWDC conference in San Francisco next month where they’ll find out what’s new, code applications, share ideas and show off their skills!
Winning one of these scholarships is considered a high honor in the Apple developer world – students are sought out and recruited by top companies.
Apple has another smaller program called Cocoa Camp. It's a one-week event at Apple’s headquarters for only 25 college students. It is an intensive training session where students are challenged to create something to then share with core Apple engineers. This camp frequently leads to Apple internships and job offers upon graduation. This year two of our students, Geof Buchholz and Will LaFrance, will be attending and standing alongside students from Cal Poly, Stanford, Rochester Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon.
The catering department is switching to summer hours beginning Monday, May 21, and ending Friday, August 24. Events will be catered Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all of the campuses.
All afternoon and evening catering must be obtained using an outside vendor, unless your event is 75 guests or larger. In that case, please contact Tammy Manthe at (608) 243-4050 or Jason Walker at
We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patronage.
Madison College Catering Department
Please check out the CETL website regarding SafeZone training on Friday, May 25. There is still time to register.
Strengthening the community through diversity, awareness. and knowledge.
The objective is to increase the knowledge and awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) issues in the colleges staff, faculty, and administration so that we may, as a community, provide a safe and accepting environment for our LGBTQ students and colleagues.
Those who have completed the training can act as an ally and become a point of contact for LGBTQ members of our campus community and be a source of information and referral to anyone.
Contact Jamesetta Fousek at (608) 246-6587.
The newly released all-pictorial book, “The Winter of Our Discontent...tell me what democracy looks like!” by photojournalist and Madison College employee Joe Lynde offers a compelling, unique chronicle of the largest citizen uprising in Wisconsin's history.
Beginning in February 2011, hundreds of thousands of protesters descended on Madison, Wisconsin, to rally against Governor Scott Walker’s heavy-handed political agenda through the “Budget Repair Bill” that stripped public workers of bargaining rights. Walker also took a prank phone call from an online journalist pretending to be multi-billionaire David Koch, generous donor to Walker’s campaign. The recorded conversation hit the airwaves and fueled protesters’ fires when he offered to “drop the bomb.”
James P. Hoffa, Jr., General President, Teamsters Union, on the book, “When Gov. Scott Walker took office, nobody thought he would be the catalyst to bring progressives together to stand up for working people. The backlash could not have happened without those documenting and publicizing the plight of those fighting anti-worker legislation. Joe Lynde’s incredible photos of inspiring and resilient Americans are a testament to those who took to the streets and fought for working families.”
“Looking at Joe Lynde's pictures gave me chills... they capture the rebirthing of the American labor movement,” stated Bob King, International President of the United Auto Workers.
"The book contains stunning, in-your-face images of the people who were there, organized stage events, sleep-ins, night vigils, creative signage, the Zombie parade, and much more. With over 10,000 photos shot during those exciting days, I wanted to capture a true historical record of the labor movement resurgence in America," according to Lynde.
Funding for the limited edition photographic compilation of the 2011 uprising, “The Winter of Our Discontent...tell me what democracy looks like!” was raised through Kickstarter, an online funding platform for creative projects. Joe Lynde’s first book, printed by Wells Printing, a union shop in Madison, is available for sale through HenschelHAUS Publishing, www.henschelhausbooks.com, calling 414-486-0653, Amazon.com, and bookstores.
To contact the publisher, please email email@example.com or call (414) 486-0653.
Feel light, vital and healthy all summer long by joining one of Madison College's summer yoga classes.
The classes are for everyone - no matter your experience level. They are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Contact Denise Stenklyft at (608) 245-2113.