Culinary Arts students serve lunch through semester

First year culinary arts students prepare lunch as part of their Professional Cooking lab. The students cook and sell those creations during lunch.

The Culinary Arts counter will be open 12-1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Examples of meals include:

  • Grilled chicken breast
  • Grilled chicken thigh/leg quarter
  • Marinated and grilled summer vegetables (eggplant, zucchini, summer squash and bell pepper) 
  • Macaroni and cheese gratin
  • Potato cheddar gratin
  • Cauliflower gratin
  • Broccoli cheddar gratin
  • Creamed corn with Poblano chile

The average cost per plate is $5 with some exceptions.

You can find the counter nestled between the Atrium Bakery and Diane's Delicious Diner

Published October 2, 2017. Updated October 4, 2017.

Yahara Journal offers poetry reading

The Yahara Journal is hosting poet Amie Whittemore on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m. in the Truax Studio Theater, Room A2031. The reading is free and open to the public.

Whittemore, an instructor at Middle Tennessee State University, is the author of Glass Harvest (Autumn House Press). She is the co-founder of the Charlottesville Reading Series and assistant editor at Poem of the Week. Her poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Sycamore Review, Rattle, Cimarron Review and elsewhere.

Published October 2, 2017.

'Heritage Habitats' show opens at Truax gallery

A new art show, "Heritage Habitats," displaying works by Ginger Owen-Murakami and Vicki VanAmeyden will open in the Gallery at Truax on Monday, Oct. 9. The public is invited to an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with an artists' lecture at 5 p.m.
Heritage Habitats is a series of physical spaces for contemplation and invocation of ancestry. Framed around nostalgia and memory, Kites, Cairn, Grove, Heartwood and Roots are large scale, sculptural and experiential installations that engage in viewers’ unique memories and experiences. In essence, the work emphasizes commonalities that bind people and cultures and serve as an expression of humanism.
Methods for creating these works involve appropriating imagery from our respective family albums then, framing ideas around the experience generated from remembering our past. The images we select are iconic in nature, typical of pictures that exist in all family photo albums. They reference concepts linked to blueprints of identity and help us to find our place in a larger historical picture. We value history and tradition as the staples of human life while acknowledging that representations of realities are altered by elapsed time and convoluted memories.
The show will continue through Nov. 21.

Published October 2, 2017.

Dr. Daniels greets new employees at First Friday

October’s First Friday is Oct. 6, from 12:30-2 p.m. in Truax Room in A2021. Please RSVP to CETL.

First Friday is a year-long orientation program for new employees that follows up on the initial employee orientation.

Employees can:

  • Gather, network and build community
  • Learn about Madison College operations, policies and procedures
  • Discover issues facing the college and new initiatives that impact the learning success of students
  • Ask questions and engage in dialogue about the “way things work” at the college
  • Enjoy a light meal together

New employees typically meet the first Friday of each month (meetings in September and January are not on the first Friday). 

New faculty may stay an additional two hours from 2-4 p.m. to complete any FQAS requirement.

Topics of discussion include:

  • WACTE invite for new employees
  • Dr. Daniels will give an overview of his role and the District Board’s role

Published October 2, 2017. Updated October 4, 2017.

Employers to visit Truax

The Career and Employment Center is pleased to announce the upcoming visits from the following employers:


Sprecher's Resturant and Pub
Please stop by the table in the Truax Cafe Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 3, to learn about exciting career opportunities. Cheyenne and Christine will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.

Please stop by the table in the Truax Cafe Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 4, to learn about exciting career opportunities. Tlaw will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.

J. C. Penney
Please stop by the table in the Truax Cafe Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 11, to learn about exciting career opportunities. Carrie and Keely will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.


For a list of events and more info, visit Career and Employment Services at Truax Campus Room D1624 or call 608-243-4598.


Published September 29, 2017.

Vet Tech showcases adoptable pets

The Veterinary Technician Program will open its doors for adoptable pet visitation Monday, Oct. 9.

During the semester, all the dogs, cats, guinea pigs 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 perfect companion during open adoption hours:

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 a.m. and 2:30-3:20 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-3:20 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.-3:20 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30-9:20 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-3:20 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m.-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. We highly recommend completing your application during your initial visit.

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


Published September 29, 2017. Updated November 6, 2017.

Tech Services to delete old archived emails

Technology Services will move all archived email messages that are less than or equal to 7 years old into each person’s Office 365 email box. Emails that are more than 7 years old will be deleted before the migration is done.

The deletion is based on the 7-year email retention period that has been adopted by Madison College and will allow the department to eliminate approximately 30 million emails in the environment.

The deletion of emails will begin on Sunday, Oct. 22.

Prior to Oct. 22, please check the archived emails to see if you want to keep anything that is important. The attached quick tips document has been created to help you find and save your old emails.

Note: The attached Word document is created by Madison College, Technology Services on how to save archived emails and is safe to open. 

Please direct any questions or issues to the Help Desk at 608-246-6666.

Published September 29, 2017.

Latest addition of Wood Moves available

View the latest edition of Wood Moves, an e-newsletter from the Cabinetmaking and Millwork program at Madison College. Wood Moves is published 2-3 times annually. This issue features:

  • Program news
  • Sanding Seminar – Thursday, Oct. 26
  • Student profile – Where are they now?
  • Upcoming dates and more

Published September 29, 2017. Updated October 2, 2017.

Outline of Instruction document receives update

The Outline of Instruction is a central document used for sharing course competencies with students and the public. Now they are even easier to find using a simplified URL address. They also contain a Prior Learning Assessment field.

To Access Outlines of Instruction

  1. Copy and paste the address  into your browser
  2. Add the 8-digit course number


To Find a Course Number

Course numbers are found in the public Course Catalog.  

You can also find your course number in Faculty Center.

New this Year

A Prior Learning Assessment field has been added to inform potential students if an assessment is available, and in what format. Madison College implemented the Wisconsin Technical College System’s credit for prior learning fee structure beginning November 1.

Sample outlines:

For more information contact Robin Nickel, Curriculum Consultant at 608-246-6413.

Published September 28, 2017. Updated September 29, 2017.

Faculty and staff computers to receive upgrades

Technology Services is planning to migrate the remaining 1,500 faculty and staff computers to Windows 10 and Office 2016 starting in October. 

They will use a phased approach and perform upgrades at employee convenience to minimize disruptions. They will begin with faculty and staff computers located on the second and third floors of the main Truax building. The Windows 10 upgrade uses a new process and will be done on a self-service basis, by the user. 

Tech Services has already upgraded 2,500 student computers to Windows 10 over the course of the summer. Observing only a small number of issues, they have applied lessons learned to improve processes for these deployments.

The Windows 10 upgrade will provide Madison College students, faculty and staff with a high-performance, state-of-the-art Windows operating system to enhance instructional delivery and productivity that will attract students and employees to Madison College. Windows 10 introduces significant new capabilities around security, management and application deployment. 

Tech Services will communicate before they upgrade systems through a variety of methods including direct email, Matters postings and face-to-face interaction. 

Published September 27, 2017.