Electrical outages planned during campus closure

Friday, Nov. 24, the facilities maintenance crews will be performing quality checks of the breakers on the main electrical panels at the Truax Campus.

These tests will affect:

  • The Health Education Building
  • The Protective Services Building
  • The Truax Main Campus Building

The time and location of each test:

5-7 a.m.

Health Education Building—Electrical Room

7:30-10 a.m.


7:30-10 a.m.

UPS testing—Server room

7:30-9:30 a.m.

Protective Services Building

10-11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


1-3 p.m.


3-4:30 p.m.


4:30-6 p.m.


Contact Wes Marquardt if you have any questions.

Published November 13, 2017.

Vet Tech announces final Open House

The Veterinary Technician program will host the final Pet Adoption Open House of the semester Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 5-7 p.m. Visit with the dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice at the Truax Campus in Rooms E1818-E1856.

For more information, please visit the Madison College pet adoption page

Published November 13, 2017. Updated November 17, 2017.

Honor service members, veterans during Veterans Appreciation Week

Join Veteran Resource Services to honor service members, veterans and their families with scheduled activities for Veterans Appreciation Week, Nov. 13-16.

Monday, Nov. 13: Say Thank You
Sign a thank-you note or write a message of appreciation. Stations will be set up at Truax at the main desks of the Welcome Center, Student Life, and Student Development and Retention Services. Stations will be set up at the main offices of all other campuses.

Tuesday, Nov. 14: Remember Everyone Deployed (RED)
Wear a red item of clothing or a red, white and blue ribbon. Ribbons will be available at Truax at the main desks of the Welcome Center, Student Life and Student Development and Retention Services. Ribbons will be available at the main offices all other campuses.

Wednesday, Nov. 15: Veterans Appreciation Ceremony
A more formal gathering will be held in honor of Veteran’s Day from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Truax Campus. Presentations by Maurice Sheppard, Political Science instructor and veteran, John Douglas, a student veteran, and Connie Walker, 2017 Wisconsin Woman Veteran of the Year.

Thursday, Nov. 16: Treat a Veteran to Lunch
Half-priced dining is being offered in the Gourmet Dining room for veterans. Service members and veterans can visit the Diane’s Delicious Diner webpage to reserve their seat. Students, faculty and staff are all welcome. Consider “treating a veteran to lunch” by contributing $12.50 toward a lunch for a student veteran. For more information on treating a veteran contact Veteran Resources.

Published November 10, 2017. Updated November 17, 2017.

Employer visits scheduled

The Career and Employment Center has announced these upcoming employer visits at the Truax Campus.

Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells
Please stop by the table in the Truax Atrium Café from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Michael and Benjamin will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.

Comfort Keepers
Please stop by the table in the Truax Atrium Café from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Jason and Terry will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.

Sub Zero Group, Inc.
Please stop by the table in the Truax Atrium Café from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16. Ross and Conner will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.

Please pass this information onto your students.

Published November 10, 2017.

Truax activities celebrate International Education Week

Join the Center for International Education and Student Life to celebrate International Education Week at the Truax Campus Nov. 13-17. Events include cultural games and activities, coffee and tea, language stations, study abroad tabling, films, English conversation hours, “Worldly Wednesday” talk, an international potluck and more. Stop by the Truax Bakery and Atrium to sample international treats and cuisines.

All events are open to everyone and will be held in the Intercultural Exchange, Room C1430 The International Education Week is sponsored by CIE with support from World Students Association, Student Life, Intercultural Exchange and the World Languages Department.

View the full list of events

Questions? Please contact Student Program Coodinator Amy Kue.

Published November 10, 2017.

Commercial Avenue hosts National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week will be celebrated at the Commercial Avenue Campus Wednesday, Nov. 15. A meet-and-greet of administration, faculty, apprentices and Tracy Jallah, Deb Schanke and Mary Harrington, representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, will begin at 11 a.m.

The Apprenticeship Training Facilities and Construction and Remodeling program will lead a tour for Madison area high school students, set up by Construction and Remodeling Laboratory Coordinator Jen Voichick.

Questions? Please contact Lucas White, interim associate dean of Applies Science, Engineering and Technology.

Published November 10, 2017. Updated November 13, 2017.

Madison College Performing Arts presents 'The Addams Family'

“The Addams Family” is a fun musical with all of the wacky, well-intentioned characters of the original television show. Don’t miss the music, laughter and spectacle wrapped into the charming shenanigans of the Addams.

Performance dates are:

  • Friday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m.

The musical is directed by Madison College faculty Robin Fonfara. Madison College theater, dance and music students have partnered with community members to bring this show to life. Check out the Madison College Performing Arts Facebook page to see a complete list of the production team.

The musical is open to the public, and admittance for Madison College students is free with a OneCard. Tickets are available through the Mitby Theater.

Published November 10, 2017.

Students collect food for Thanksgiving Baskets

The Respiratory Therapy program is holding a Thanksgiving food drive to help provide meals for those in need. There are donation bins located at the entrances to the Health Education Building and donations will be accepted through Wednesday, Nov. 15.

All food collected will be donated to the Goodman Community Center's Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive.

The specific items the Goodman Center is looking for include:

  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Gravy
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Broth
  • Stuffing
  • Pie Crust

For every 25 items that are donated, the Respiratory Therapy faculty will donate a frozen turkey.

Last year there were almost 1,500 items and 58 frozen turkeys donated to help make Thanksgiving meals for those in need.

Questions? Contact Joe Punzel.


Published November 8, 2017. Updated November 13, 2017.

Cutest Pet Contest current voting tally

With over 150 votes casted so far, the title for cutest pet is a nail-biter.

The current top 10 in the running for cutest pet are shown in the graph—with Leroy presently in the lead. Many others have votes—just not enough to place them in the top 10.

Voting ends at the end of day on Monday, Nov. 13. If you have a favorite—cast your votes soon. 

  • Truax: voting slips can be purchased at the cafeteria, Starbucks or Bookstore registers
  • Regional Campus: voting locations are marked with the "Cutest Pet Contest" posters or at cash registers

You can also cast your vote internally by sending payment and votes to Senior Integrated Marketing Liaison Chelsey Bowers. Internal votes must be submitted by Friday, Nov. 10.

Voting is $1 per vote—vote as many times as you like. All proceeds go toward the Combined Charitable Campaign-South Campus Match.


Published November 8, 2017. Updated November 10, 2017.

Olympic chefs to prepare four-course meal at Truax

The USA Olympic Culinary Team is coming to Madison College for a once-in-a-lifetime event on Sunday, Nov. 12. The team will be preparing a four-course meal in the college’s culinary kitchens to raise money for the 2020 Olympics.

There are less than 50 tickets ($100) still available for this special dinner, which runs from 6-9 p.m. at the Truax Campus. The USA Olympic Culinary Team will arrive in town late Friday afternoon and practice Saturday at the college from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Published November 6, 2017. Updated November 8, 2017.