Two Madison College students earned third place in the National Postsecondary Society Ag Machinery Service Technician competition held in Loveland, Colo., March 14. Levi Schmidt and Trey Tenneson were among 16 teams competing. Each team had to diagnose and find problems on six pieces of farm equipment. They also completed a pre-harvest inspection and setup of a combine and pre-plant inspection of a planter. The competition also included a test, parts identification and precision measurement station.
Nick Lindloff, Madison College Agricultural Equipment Technology instructor, was the coordinator for the competition. He lined up the venue, dealer, equipment, transportation of the equipment, set up the stations (with the help of two others) and presented the awards.
Published April 5, 2019.
Part-time Political Science instructor Adrienne Roche led a statewide research project on the impact of criminal domestic violence convictions on family law outcomes.
An article on the research results, titled “Domestic Abuse: Little Impact on Child Custody and Placement,” was published in the December 2018 issue of “Wisconsin Lawyer,” the State Bar of Wisconsin’s journal.
Published April 1, 2019.
Madison College student Andrew Allison has been named a 2019 New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship.
This scholarship is the first of its kind to support students at associate degree-granting institutions who plan to enter the workforce upon the completion of a degree or certificate on a national scale. The program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa.
“Education helps ensure that young people can realize their full potential,” said Helen Smith Price, president of The Coca-Cola Foundation. “The Coca-Cola Foundation places a high priority on supporting education to help build strong communities.”
New Century Workforce Pathway Scholars are selected based on their academic accomplishments, leadership, activities, and how they extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. Over 2,000 students were nominated from more than 1,200 college campuses across the country. Only one New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar was selected from each state.
“We congratulate Andrew for receiving this prestigious scholarship, and we are honored to partner with The Coca-Cola Foundation to recognize his outstanding achievements,” said Phi Theta Kappa’s President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. “Scholarship programs like this are integral for creating opportunities for students to succeed as they prepare to enter the workforce and for putting college completion within reach.”
The New Century Workforce Pathway Scholars will be recognized during the Association of Community College Trustees’ (ACCT) Congress in San Francisco in October 2019.
Published March 29, 2019. Updated April 15, 2019.
The Wisconsin Union Galleries opens the spring season with “Beneath the Canopy,” a solo exhibition created by Madison College art instructor Katherine Steichen Rosing. The exhibit features large-scale paintings and soaring sculptures that explore phases of life and interdependence of species within the forest community.
Chromatically complex mural-sized paintings immerse the viewer in rhythmic tree trunks dotted with lichens that signal clean air. Rosing is known for her contemporary paintings of forests and trees with relief surfaces that enhance the play of light and color like nature’s textures. Suspended three-dimensional fabric sculptures are a recent development in her work, enhancing the immersive, contemplative environment.
Rosing’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad, including Tokyo, Beijing, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Washington, D.C. and is recently received individual artist grants from Dane Arts and the Madison Arts Commission. Her work is included in numerous private and corporate collections internationally including Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee, and the State of Wisconsin Collection. Rosing teaches College Transfer Art courses at Madison College (MATC), in Madison, Wisconsin. She earned an MFA from Northern Illinois University and has an undergraduate degree from UW-Madison.
A lifetime spent hiking, camping, fishing, and kayaking in northern Wisconsin and Canada instilled a passion for nature that inspires her abstract landscape drawings, paintings, and installations that explore, celebrate and venerate trees and forests in urban and wild areas.
The show will open with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 12, in Gallery 1308 on the first floor of Union South on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, 1308 W. Dayton St. The exhibit will frun from April 12-May 17.
Published March 27, 2019.
Madison College Business Technology Department Chair and Faculty, Kristyn Jacobson, has published a textbook on Excel 2019/Office 365 along with professors from the Kelley School of Business and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania School of Business. The comprehensive textbook prepares students to use Microsoft Excel as a decision-making tool for business areas such as finance, accounting, production and operations, sales and marketing, event management and office management.
Published March 25, 2019.
On behalf of Madison College's L2 Advisory Committee, Katya Goodroad, Kristen Muir and Susanne Treiber presented at the Two-Year College Association National Conference in Pittsburgh March 13. The title of the presentation was "Exploring Language Diversity within Institutions and Among Writing Centers." The trio focused their presentation on the work and research the committee has engaged in to build awareness of and to understand how language impacts student confidence, success and retention here at Madison College.
If your department is interested in learning about the language diversity research, please contact Susanne Treiber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published March 25, 2019.
Madison College communications liaison Todd Bowie will speak at the 2019 Wisconsin Community Media and ACM-Midwest Conference in Wisconsin Dells May 9. He will be part of a panel of professionals speaking about sound for videography.
Published March 22, 2019.
Ben Monty, a senior budget and policy analyst in the Madison College Budget Office, was inducted into the Badgerland Softball League’s Hall of Fame March 10.
Ben was the league’s first assistant commissioner in 2004 and became its second commissioner in 2006. Under his leadership, the league grew substantially, which included the addition of a women’s league and hosting the 2009 ASANA Softball World Series. In addition to being a player, Ben coached hundreds of players over the years in both the recreational co-ed and women’s softball leagues. He coached one of the women’s teams in the 2009 ASANA Softball World Series to a second place finish, the highest finish ever by one of Madison’s women’s teams. He also played on many traveling teams representing Badgerland Softball nationally.
Published March 15, 2019.
Kristin Polywacz, manager of the Center for Operational Excellence and Organizational Development, will present at the UW-Madison Showcase event. The event, hosted by the Office of Strategic Consulting, will be held April 17, from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at Union South.
Her presentation is titled "The People Side of Processes."
Published March 11, 2019.
The Madison College Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society participated in the Wisconsin Regional Convention last weekend at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau.
Awards won by the Madison College chapter include:
Published March 11, 2019.