Performing Arts announces auditions

Performing Arts is thrilled to announce auditions for the fall productions. While priority casting is given to Madison College students, every member of the Madison College community is encouraged to audition. We have two fantastic shows this fall with many roles available.
Puffs; or seven increasingly eventful years at a certain school of magic and magic. Written by Matt Cox, Directed by Miranda Hawk. For seven years, a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.
Sept. 11-  3 p.m.
Sept. 12-  6 p.m.

Oct. 27 – Nov. 3
For those auditioning for Puffs: Auditions will consist of readings from the script and basic improvisation activities. Sides will be provided. Contact Miranda Hawk
( with questions.

Little Women (the musical) Written by Allan Knee Robin Fonfara, director based on the American classic written by Louisa May Alcott, this timeless, captivating story is brought to life in a glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love.
Sept. 10 and Sept 11 at 3 p.m.

Nov. 21 – 24

For those auditioning for Little Women: Please prepare 1 minute of a musical theatre piece that shows vocal range and acting through song. Please bring sheet music, double-sided in a 3-ring
binder for the provided accompanist. Sides from the show will be provided for the acting portion of the audition. Please contact Robin Fonfara ( with questions.

Published September 4, 2019.

SAA moves to Truax

With the move out of the Downtown Campus, the School of Academic Advancement will now have a presence at the Truax campus in room C2429.

Academic Advancement coordinates all developmental education, English as a Second Language, high school completion and bridge programming. The Truax campus has traditionally housed developmental-level classes in support of testing and placement and bridge programming in manufacturing, biotechnology, business, culinary and optometric technician. It will now offer advanced-level ESL classes as well.
SAA staff and administrators provide support for Academic Advancement faculty and students and work to connect with the other schools and student development services to better serve students. The staff include two transition specialists, Chelsey Bauer and Brad Baranowski, who assist students to transition into degree-credit classes and programs; Chris Purves, senior administrative coordinator; Yvonne Ochieng, administrative specialist; and Janice Mettauer, associate dean.

The School of Academic Advancement encourages both faculty and students to drop by and learn about the school.

Published September 4, 2019.

Enchanting Africa displayed in gallery

Current Madison College student, Tara Olivia takes us along on her photographic journey through the dusty and remote villages of the Himba tribe of Namibia to a remote sapphire mining village in Madagascar. While in Africa, Tara worked for the NGO, MADA Clinics and school which provides free education and health care to over 2,000 inhabitants.


  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Chek out the The Gallery at Truax Facebook page  and the upcoming shows

Published September 4, 2019.

Portfolio assistance offered for part-time faculty

Brent Kyzer-McHenry, CETL’s new part-time faculty portfolio fellow, is here to assist part-time faculty members interested in or preparing to go through the portfolio process to advance compensation levels. There will be drop-in hours in CETL (Truax B2208) from 12 p.m. -1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and is also available by appointment.
Consult with Brent to get help with:
•   Learning about the PT Faculty Portfolio Process
•   Using Blackboard's Portfolio tool and getting started
    creating your portfolio
•   Evaluating/refining your portfolio so that it is ready for review
•   Navigating the review process

Contact Brent by email at to get started.

Published September 4, 2019.

Event announced for new program

Get an inside peek and learn more about a new Madison College program at the Urban Forestry Open House on Sept. 16 in the EMS Bay of the Protective Services building 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Professional Arborists and Urban Forestry faculty will be offering demonstrations, including climbing, and the opportunity to see the latest pieces of Urban Forestry equipment. We will be giving away door prizes to attendees and free dinner is provided. The event is open to everyone including faculty, staff, current students, and community members. 

 Please pre-register for this FREE event online no later than Sept. 13. 

Published September 4, 2019.

Donate to Pop-Up Career Closet

Career and Employment Services will launch Madison College’s first ever Career Closet for students. The Career Closet will provide students in a degree program with up to four items of professional clothing once a semester to be used for networking, interviewing and working with employers. The clothing is for students to keep.

  • Where: The Career Closet is a Pop-Up style event and will be set up at the Fort Atkinson, Watertown, Reedsburg, Portage, South and Truax campus once per semester. 
  • When: The first Career Closet pop-ups will happen starting in October at the regional campuses. Matters will publish the dates once they become available.
  • How: The Career Closet is donation based. Please consider donating new or like new professional clothing (anything from interview attire to clothing to be worn on the job like healthcare scrubs).

The drop-off location for items at Truax Campus is Room D1624.

For more information, please Nina Catterall.


Published September 4, 2019.

Student bakery updates hours

The Baking and Decorative Arts program recently underwent some curricular changes and with that, the structure of the bakery will be changing. It will now be open a shorter number of hours to allow students to practice and perfect their skills in class.

Please watch the bakery for posted hours. Although regular hours will be shortened, extra hours will be announced and posted at certain times of the year, such as around Thanksgiving. We understand the importance of the bakery to our community and the program and the students look forward to serving you. 

Published September 4, 2019.

Sign up to help students

Greeters for the Fall semester are needed. Greeters play an important role in helping students transition into a new semester. Those interested must sign up by end of day, Tuesday, Sept. 3. 

Published August 30, 2019.

Technology Services announces Workday changes

Workday will be unavailable for time entry or any other functions starting Friday, Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. through Saturday, Sept. 7. 

Important changes in Workday due to upgrade:

Expense Report Changes: Some of the navigation is changing, including how to attach spend authorizations and travel card transactions to expense reports. There will also be changes in the look, including additional tabs to collect data and enhanced saving features. Visit Sharepoint for instructions.

Do employees need to do something?

Employees don't have to take any action for this. Workday will be upgraded when they return to work on Monday, Sept. 9. For employees who work on Saturday, Sept. 7, they will need to arrange to enter their time into Workday before the manager approves the time the following week to avoid a late payment. 

How often does Workday upgrade?

Workday upgrades twice a year, in March and September. 

What else happens during the upgrade?

Workday enhances or delivers several functions for Human Resources, Finance and Budget. The changes are rigorously tested to ensure there are no negative impacts to business-as-usual. 

For questions, please contact the Help Desk at 608-246-6666 or via email

Published August 30, 2019.

Spring 2020 sports schedules released

The game-by-game schedules for Madison College's two spring sports programs have been released for the upcoming 2020 season.

Published August 30, 2019.