Recreation Management program celebrates new facilities

Program staff and students will host the grand opening of the new Recreation Management lab space at the Truax Campus, Room B2215, Friday, April 27, from 12-2 p.m.

There will be refreshments, demonstrations of the new equipment and networking opportunities with professionals in the fields of recreation, fitness and wellness.

The second-floor facilities include storage for equipment, faculty offices, exercise space and equipment, a fitness assessment technology room and client consultation room. Students in Recreation Management and Fitness and Wellness Specialist programs use the new lab.

Register for this free event through Eventbrite.

Published April 25, 2018.

Summit Credit Union to host 'Own Your Money' event

Join Madison College and Summit Credit Union at the Truax Campus, Room A2000, Thursday, April 26, for the Own Your Money event in the Student Achievement Center, Summit Credit Union Workshop room.

Enjoy free pizza, cupcakes, prizes, money tips and a quick room tour from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is not required.

Published April 24, 2018. Updated April 25, 2018.

AskMadisonCollege is back

Effective Wednesday, April 25, the functionality of askMadisonCollege will be restored using a new software, Microsoft Portals. This update was necessary to stay current with programs supported by Microsoft and to meet web accessibility requirements. The features of the new site remain consistent with the prior version:

  • Knowledge articles. A searchable FAQ with content broken into categories for easier retrieval. The most popular, most recent and top rated articles highlighted on the home page. Articles will continue to be reviewed annually by appropriate content experts for accuracy. Staff that have content they would like included in the FAQs may submit a request using the Strategic Student Solutions request form.
  • Ask a Question forms. Three forms are available, each with a unique URL for more direct access from our website. Forms include: Ask a Question – Contact Us for submitting specific questions; Interested in Learning More, for requesting information about Madison College; and Report a Concern or Complaint, for reporting issues and concerns. Submitted forms are routed to service units via the customer relationship management (CRM) software, Microsoft Dynamics 365, for prompt response. 
  • College branding has been updated, and there are direct links to the college directory as well as the Careers, Programs and Classes web page.

Staff who have linked to askMadisonCollege in their Outlook signature or any other online location are asked to replace the prior link with the new one,

Published April 24, 2018.

Bakery students to sell cake by the slice May 1

The students in the Baking & Decorative Arts program will be selling cake by the slice Tuesday, May 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or until sold out. Slices are $1 each (cash only), and will be sold in front of the Bakery Store at Truax campus. Last year the store sold out in half an hour, so people who want to make sure to get a slice should plan to get there early.


Published April 24, 2018. Updated April 25, 2018.

Truax campus Bakery Store to close for semester

The Bakery Store at Truax campus will close for the semester soon. The final two days the store will be open are Tuesday, May 1, featuring breads from 12-2 p.m., and Wednesday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until sold out. The store, which sells baked goods made by the Baking and Decorative Arts students, will reopen in early October.

Published April 24, 2018. Updated April 25, 2018.

Celebrate the Yahara Journal book release

The Yahara Journal will hold its annual book release celebration Friday, April 27, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Intercultural Exchange, Truax Room C1430.

This year's journal features the work of 46 Madison College students.

Free copies of the journal and refreshments will be available at the book release celebration. Students whose work is featured in the journal will be invited to read their items during the event.

Published April 24, 2018.

Redsten Golf Classic raises scholarship funds

Mark your calendars for the annual Redsten Golf Classic on Wednesday, May 23, at The Oaks Golf Course. The Redsten Golf Classic honors the memory of Doug Redsten who devoted 30 years to students and alumni as a teacher, coach and administrator. Proceeds from the event help fund student scholarships and program enhancements.

Registration includes 18-holes of golf at The Oaks Golf Course (4740 Pierceville Road, Cottage Grove, WI), a picnic-style lunch, green fees, cart with GPS and dinner. Those who cannot make the tournament are welcome to attend the dinner for $25.

The event will have a western theme this year. The best-dressed team will will a prize.

Register now and choose a foursome. Registration will close on Wednesday, May 16.


Wednesday, May 23, The Oaks Golf Course
11 a.m. - Registration & Picnic Style Lunch
11:30 a.m. - Ball drop contest
12 p.m. - Shotgun start
4:45 p.m. - Reception with cash bar and raffle
5:15 p.m. - Dinner, prizes and awards


$125 - Classic registration (includes golf, lunch, cart with GPS and dinner)

$25 - Dinner

Published April 23, 2018.

DTEC overfills Da Barrels

The Downtown Campus faculty, staff and students donated 557 food and toiletry items and raised $90 which will produce 900 meals.

Organizers wish to thank all the staff, faculty and students who participated in the friendly competition to raise food, money and toiletry items for The River Food Pantry. 

Estefany Ventura organized the event. Co-captains were Miriah Albouras, Nathaniel Albright, Sandy Garski, Sarah Stolte and Julieann Trimmel.

Nedra Bobo, Casey Jacobs, Yuli Kim, Kaddo Lee, Cassidy McGee and Cornell Zbikowski designed the DTEC Boosters shirts and worked behind the scenes to make the event a success.

Finally, organizers wish to thank Valentina Ahedo, associate dean of Metro Campuses, who encouraged the friendly competition.

Thanks to Pizza Hut for providing pizza and salad for the celebration event that all teams enjoyed.


Published April 23, 2018. Updated April 25, 2018.

Madison College, Stiles Machinery team up for Solid Wood Seminar

More than 40 individuals from industry and education gathered at a recent presentation and luncheon sponsored by Stiles Machinery at Madison College. Participants spent the day learning about technology and practical applications for working with solid wood. There was also a luncheon for networking opportunities between current students and members of the industry.

Stiles product specialist Peter Van Dyke kicked the day off with an overview of the modern rough mill. Following the presentation, participants were divided into groups where they received more theoretical information from Van Dyke and practical demonstrations from Stiles field service representative Kevin Price. 

The Cabinetmaking program at Madison College is a Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) EDUcation™ member and hosts several seminars annually which are open to industry members. To receive notification of future events, contact Patrick Molzahn.

Published April 23, 2018.

Last Vet Tech open house of semester

The Veterinary Technician program will host its last pet adoption open house of the semester Thursday, April 26, from 5-7 p.m. 

The open house will be in the Vet Tech wing - Truax Rooms E1818-E1831. Come see the animals still looking for loving families.

Visit Madison College's pet adoption page to learn more.

Published April 23, 2018. Updated April 27, 2018.