Have an achievement to share?

Have you recently spoken at a conference or been named to a state or national office? Has your work been published or have you been recognized for a professional achievement? We want to share them in Matters.

The Achievements tab highlights the accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students. If you or someone you know has received recognition, please share the details with us by completing a submission form.

Please note that all submissions must meet our standard guidelines and be directed to Madison College Matters.

Published April 24, 2019. Updated May 1, 2019.

Yahara Journal release celebration coming up

The Yahara Journal’s 2019 edition book release celebration is Friday, April 26, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Intercultural Exchange, Room C1430, Truax. Free copies of the Yahara Journal are available at the event. Stop in to meet some of the 34 students featured in the 2019 edition and Yahara Journal’s student staff. Those attending are welcome to stay later than 2 p.m. 


Published April 24, 2019.

Design, video, photo portfolio show set for May 2

Spring 2019 graduates in Graphic Design & Illustration, Visual Communications, Web & Digital Media Design and Photography will present their portfolio show "Alchemists" Thursday, May 2, from 4:30–7:30 p.m., at the Truax Campus.

The show will include design, video and photo projects. Refreshments will be served.

The event is open to the public. Please help spread the word. Employers, potential students and lovers of visual things, are all more than welcome to attend.


Published April 24, 2019.

Virtual Desktop upgrades begin May 4

Technology Services is completing upgrades to the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment Saturday, May 4, 5 p.m.-Sunday, May 5, 2 a.m. Access to the VDI environment may be intermittently unavailable and users actively logged in may be disconnected occasionally. The virtual desktop session remains allowing users to reconnect. Access to other services are not affected. 

Published April 24, 2019.

Interior Design Portfolio show to be held May 1

The Interior Design Portfolio Show is Wednesday, May 1, 4:30 p.m.-7:30pm, at Truax's Atrium Cafe. College employees are invited to meet the 20 new graduates and see their work.


Published April 24, 2019.

SMART Recovery group meets in Health Building

SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) Recovery supports anyone who has chosen to abstain or is considering abstinence from any type of addictive behavior (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions and actions, and to work toward long-term satisfactions and quality of life. SMART teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance, using scientific knowledge of addiction recovery.

Starting Tuesday, April 30, a SMART Recovery meeting will be available at the Madison College Health Building in Room 218 on Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. Meetings occur year-round (except when the campus is closed). A college employee facilitates the group. Students, staff and community members who are either in recovery, considering it or supporting someone in recovery are welcome to this open group. Meetings are educational and include open discussions.

For more information, contact Brian Shah at 608.243.4186 or

Published April 24, 2019.

Student Life seeks cookout volunteers

Student Life is seeking volunteers to assist serving food at all of the metro campuses.  Please sign up on Sign Up Genius.

 All cookouts are from 11 a.m -1 p.m.

  •  Tuesday, April 30:  Downtown Campus patio
  •  Thursday, May 2: Truax Campus  (outside by Health Building)
  •  Tuesday, May 7: South Campus entrance
  •  Wednesday, May 8: Commercial Avenue Campus lawn


Published April 22, 2019. Updated April 26, 2019.

Earn a 3D printing badge

The STEM Center is offering all employees a chance to learn about 3D printing during Learning and Tech Academy in May. Those who complete the training will be awarded a digital badge for Level 1 3D Printing.

Participants will learn the basics of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing process while creating and printing a model of their choice.

Each session will consist of three hours of instruction in the morning and an open lab in the afternoon for those who need more time. Participants will sign up for one session:

  • Tuesday, May 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Register on Madison College Learn.

Published April 22, 2019.

Clean energy proponent to visit Madison College

Madison College is hosting a visit with Sheila Hayter from the National Renewable Energy Lab on Wednesday, April 24. Hayter is the president of the American Society for Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers. ASHRAE specializes in the design and operation of high performance buildings with low energy footprints.  
Hayter is a leader in the clean energy industry, and she is eager to meet with Madison College students and faculty who are interested in energy. She will give a presentation on the topic of "Grid Interactive Smart Buildings" at 11:45 a.m. in Room E1731 and will meet with students at 2:45 p.m. in Room C1454.

Published April 22, 2019.

What's on the menu?

Here's what the Atrium Cafe will be serving for lunch the week of April 22.

Monday: Fried catfish, red beans and rice, collard greens, cornbread

Tuesday: Baked potato bar with assorted toppings

Wednesday: Grilled chicken with garlic caper sauce, wild rice pilaf, vegetable, roll

Thursday: Barbecued beef brisket, fries, slaw, Texas toast

Friday: Beer-battered cod, fries, coleslaw, roll

Published April 22, 2019.