Truax Food Services reduces spring break hours

The hours for Truax food service outlets are:

  • The Atrium Café has reduced spring break hours. The café is operating Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The Street Food Station and Pizza station are closed for the week.
  • The Atrium Coffee Shop also has reduced spring break hours. The shop is open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • The Gateway Café is closed for the week.
  • The Health Building Café will also have reduced spring break hours. The café is operating Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. A hot entrée is not being served for the week. Coffee, soup, sandwiches and grab n’ go options are available.

Published March 13, 2019.

Photography student exhibition ends April 7

College employees are invited to the First-Year Student Photography Exhibition. The exhibition comes from the Photography Program and will be juried by Ya-Ling Tsai and Steve Rhyner. The show is currently running and ends Sunday, April 7. It is located at the Sunroom Café and Gallery, 638 State St., Madison.

The first-year students include:

Hannah Brock   
Cailee Cross
Tessa Dillman
Jose Eugenio Pichon
Alison Fait
Christina Gordon
Brandon Joyce
McKenzie Keller
Cassandra Kirsch
Tyra Leonard
Ashley Lustig
Samantha Lyon
Danielle Paulsen
Jocelyn Reneau
Molli Schwoegler
Spencer Leverence
Ashley Goetz
Tia Booth


Published March 13, 2019.

Apparel fundraiser to help dogs in need

The Veterinary Technician Program Club (WSAVT–Wisconsin Student Association of Veterinary Technicians) is holding an apparel fundraiser for two VT program dogs in need.

Edith and Norman have been found to be heartworm positive. Heartworm disease in dogs, left untreated, is fatal. Due to the treatment duration and the timing of the diagnosis, Edith and Norman’s treatment must be completed at the Vet Tech Program's partner location, Watertown Humane Society.

Heartworm treatment is expensive and the college does not wish to burden the shelter’s limited finances with treatment for these two dogs. Therefore, 100 percent of the proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward the heartworm treatment needed for Edith and Norman. Orders can only be made online and will ship directly to customers after the order deadline March 29.

Published March 13, 2019.

Goodman South Campus construction progresses

Construction is progressing on the Goodman South Campus on the corner of Badger Road and Park Street and will be completed for the Fall 2019 academic year.

Exterior metal stud wall and sheathing construction is nearly complete, and interior metal stud work and drywall taping and finishing are underway. Other projects currently being done include:

  • Stone veneer and brick work
  • Painting
  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-in work
  • Window installation
  • Roofing
  • Metal pan stair installation

Plans for the 75,000-square-foot campus include a brightly lit Café Servery and seating area, a library, a Student Achievement Center, flexible classrooms, a practical nursing lab, a chemistry lab and main service counter. The South Courtyard Entrance will feature a landscaped seating area, bicycle parking and vehicle parking.

Early Childhood Development, IT, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant and Practical Nursing programs will be offered at the new campus. College transfer Arts and Sciences classes will also be taught there.

Two live webcams are recording the construction.

Camera 1:

Camera 2:

Visit the college SharePoint site for more information including PDFs and updates.

Contact Mike Stark with any questions.

Published March 13, 2019.

Madison College celebrates Pi Day

Madison College is celebrating pi with pie.

In honor of Pi Day March 14, the Madison College Bakery is offering a wide selection of pies all week (March 11-15). Featured pies will include key lime, s'more, banana cream and coconut cream. There will be a limited supply of pies so check back often for availability.

Meanwhile, the STEM Center invites everyone to join the "STEM Side" on Pi Day Thursday, March 14, with a celebration in Room E1861, beginning at 1:59 p.m. There will be free pie and cookies available, as well a movie, games and pi accessory prizes.



Published March 13, 2019. Updated March 20, 2019.

Employers to visit campus

Career and Employment Services announces the following employer visits:

  • Community Living Alliance, Thursday, March 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Independent Living Inc., Tuesday, March 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Delta Global Services, Wednesday, March 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Autism Health, Tuesday, April 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Express Employment Professionals, Thursday, April 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Walmart, Thursday, April 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Students are encouraged to stop by the table in the Truax Cafe Atrium during scheduled times to talk to representatives about career opportunities.

Published March 13, 2019.

Student Nurses Association sells Yankee Candles

The Student Nurses Association will be selling Yankee Candles in an effort to raise funds for attendance at their National Convention. A wide variety of candles, fragrances, kitchen accessories and décor items will be available. Orders will be delivered directly to the purchaser, with the group receiving a percentage of the sales.

To order, go to and enter GROUP #999990102.

The Student Nurses Association thanks everyone for their support.


Published March 11, 2019.

Child and Family Center looking for storytellers

The Madison College Child and Family Center is looking for storytellers to volunteer to tell the children stories from around the world. Oral storytelling is an important part of many cultures — storytellers don’t need to be a teacher to share a tale that they enjoyed as a child.

Interested volunteers should contact Elizabeth Allman. Available time slots are Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m.–12 p.m., during March (closed Spring Break).

Published March 11, 2019.

College hosts Dark Skies Severe Weather Seminar

The 2019 Dark Skies Severe Weather Seminar will take place Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., at the Madison College Truax Campus. The seminar is free and open to the public. Parking is free.

Dr. Louis Uccellini, assistant administrator for Weather Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Director of the National Weather Service, will be the keynote speaker. The rest of the speaker lineup includes:

  • Dr. Leigh Orf from the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Systems (CIMSS) will transport attendees via computer for an up-close look at severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.
  • Dr. Shane Hubbard from the University of Wisconsin and CIMSS will speak about the record flooding from last summer and what risks might be faced in the future.
  • Bill Eberle of American Family Insurance will talk about insuring a home properly for severe weather and taking steps during new home construction that might lessen the risk from severe weather.
  • Tim Halbach from the National Weather Service and Dave Janda from Dane County Emergency Management will talk about severe weather safety and the warning process.
  • Taylor DeWinter of Madison College will present an interactive audience participation exercise to take people through some severe weather scenarios to see how prepared they are and what they might need to improve upon.

Seminar details can be found at


Published March 11, 2019. Updated March 15, 2019.

STEM Center plans Pi Day celebration

The STEM Center invites everyone to join the STEM Side on Pi Day (March 14). There will be free pie and cookies available, as well a movie, games and pi accessory prizes.

The celebration will be held in Room E1861, beginning at 1:59 p.m. 

Published March 11, 2019.