Celebrating Black Entrepreneurship luncheon

Celebrating Black Entrepreneurship: Lessons Learned, Lessons for the Future will be hosted by the Madison College Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Relations wth the Madison College Entrepreneurship Center on Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room D1630 B/C at the Truax Campus.


This presentation and networking luncheon will kick off with a welcome from Dr. Jack Daniels III, president of Madison College, and Camille Carter, president of the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce, will give the Madison College keynote. There will be a panel discussion on black entrepreneurship in the greater Madison region, as well as its current state in conjunction with opportunities and challenges for the future, followed by a networking luncheon.


The event is free to all students, faculty and staff with valid identification. Cost for community members is $10. Registration is required. 

Published February 9, 2018.

Truax Gallery looking for exhibit applications

The Gallery at Truax is requesting applications to exhibit for the 2018-2019 academic year. All exhibit requests are due by Thursday, March 1. Final decisions will be made by our committee Saturday, March 31.

If help is needed with an idea, or if there are any questions, contact Wendy Franczak.




Published February 9, 2018.

Vet Tech showcases adoptable pets

The Veterinary Technician Program will open its doors for adoptable pet visitation Monday, Feb. 12.

During the semester, all the dogs, cats, and rats are busy acting as furry faculty. As the semester comes to an end, all these fluffy interns will need to find forever homes.

Stop by to find your purr-fect companion during open adoption hours:


  • 8:30-9:20 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
  • 2:30-3:20 p.m.


  • 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


  • 8:30-11:20 a.m.
  • 12:30-3:20 p.m.


  • 8:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m.


  • 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • 12:30-1:20 p.m.
  • 2:30-3:20 p.m.

All of the animals are spayed or neutered. Dogs are tested for heartworm disease and are current on routine vaccinations, and cats are current on routine vaccinations. Adoption fees go directly to the shelter from which the animal came. 

Forever homes are chosen on the best fit for the animal basis. It’s highly recommend completing your application during your initial visit.

Follow this link for more information on pet adoption at Madison College.


Published February 7, 2018. Updated February 19, 2018.

Virtual desktops to undergo maintenance

Technology Services will complete upgrades to the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure environment on Saturday, Feb. 17, starting at 5 p.m. and ending at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. Virtual desktops will be inaccessible during this maintenance.

If you have a persistent Employee Virtual Desktop, please be sure you have no unsaved work open as it may be lost. Please log off all virtual desktops before leaving on Friday.

Instructors who believe this will negatively affect them or their students are asked to contact the Help Desk, ext. 6666, as soon as possible. 

Please note that access to other services will be available.

Published February 7, 2018.

CFPA hosts spring Pop-Up sale

Valentine cards, posters and garlands designed and printed by students of the Center for Printing Arts (CFPA) at Madison College will be for sale in the Truax Atrium.

Look for the Pop-Up sale in the hallway near Starbucks on the first floor on Thursday, February 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Proceeds of the sales will go to support students and help cover printing materials costs.



Published February 7, 2018.

Library, Academic Support Services hosts film series

The Library and Academic Support Services is offering a new film series each semester focusing on specific and relevant topics.

Their inaugural semester theme is Counterculture, Dissected. The films take a look at life experiences through the eyes of specific groups. Students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. Free snacks will be provided.

The films include:

  • White Wash - The culture and race offered through the eyes of African-American surfers.
    Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wonder Women - The untold story of american superheroines.
    Wednesday, March 21, at 2:30 p.m.
  • To be Takei - A Star's Trek for Life, Liberty and Love.
    Wednesday, April 11, at 2:30 p.m.

The events will be held in the Student Achievement Center in Room A2000M.


Published February 7, 2018. Updated February 12, 2018.

Madison College, Troy Community Farm offer CSA

Thinking about signing up for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares this year? Now is the time. CSA allows locals to invest in designated local farms before growing season (June to October); shareholders then recieve boxes of fresh produce throughout the summer. GHC, WPS, and many other health insurance plans offer a wellness reimbursement of up to $200 per family; participants can choose any farm that offers a CSA option, but most farms do sell out of their shares by the end of March. Though there are other farms and pickup locations, Madison College is partnering with Troy Community Farm to deliver fresh veggies to the Truax Campus on Fridays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. June through October.

Rates for 2018 include:

  • A weekly standard share for $640
  • An every other week share for $395
  • And an egg share for $100 per week or $50 every other week.

There are ways to make this more affordable, such as splitting a share with someone else, choosing a custom payment plan, or getting partial reimbursement from a supporting health insurance company. For Friday deliveries to Truax, please complete the registration form with the payment and send directly to the Troy Community Farm.

Email Lisa Lanting with any questions. 

Published February 7, 2018.

TRiO Valentine's Day Sale

Located at the table across from the bookstore in the atrium area, TRiO will be selling their handmade products from Feb. 5 to Feb. 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day. These quality Valentine's Day gift ideas are handmade by students and staff; one-hundred percent of the proceeds directly support TRiO students. 

Published February 7, 2018.

Automotive Driveability classes want to service your car

The second year Automotive Driveability classes are looking for work. They are interested in vehicles that are experiencing problems such as:

-Check engine light (service engine soon light) illuminated
-Poor acceleration
-Rough idle
-Hard starting
-Other engine running problems
The morning class runs Monday-Friday 7:30 - 11 a.m. and the afternoon class runs Monday-Friday 12:30-3:30 p.m.

If you have a vehicle that you would be interested in having them check out please email Dave Heinzen for morning scheduling and Marty Prew for afternoon scheduling and include the following information.

-Vehicle: year, make and model

Published February 7, 2018.

CETL offers professional development series

Engaging Our Under Resourced Students is a professional development series that helps build a deeper understanding of the challenges and strengths that students from poverty bring to college, as well as exploring how to create the conditions to make success accessible.

There will be two parts offered to this series with spaces available in both:

Are We Student Ready?

  • Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 1-4 p.m.

Explicit Learning

  • Thursday, Feb. 8, from 1-4 p.m.

Registration is available through CETL Thrive.

Questions? Contact Annette Kornell or call 608-333-6936.


Published January 31, 2018.