Diane's Delicious Diner opens Sept. 26

Truax Campus's gourmet dining facility, Diane's Delicious Diner will offer a lunchtime dining experience that you won't want to miss.

Open Sept. 26, through Nov. 22, gourmet food will be served every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Now offering two lunch options:

  • All courses and drink - $25 plus tax
  • Choose a course, à la carte option

A full dining session begins promtly at 12 p.m. and takes approximately two hours.

Advance reservations are required and can be made online or at 608-246-MENU. 

Questions? Please contact Business and Applied Arts Adimistrative Specialist Suzette Smith

Published September 27, 2017. Updated October 2, 2017.

Gateway Café decides Friday closure

The Gateway Cafe, located on the second floor of the Truax Gateway will be closed on Fridays.

The cafe will still keep it's normal hours of operation Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Common items sold by the Gateway Cafe:

  • Seattle's Best Coffee
  • Grab-and-go options
  • Snacks
  • Donuts and pastries


The Atrium Coffee Shop is open on Fridays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. to handle all your coffee and tea needs.



Published September 27, 2017.

The Atrium Bakery reopens for semester

A variety of baked goods made by the Baking and Decorative Arts program students will now be available for purchase at the Truax Campus Atrium Bakery counter from Oct. 3, through Dec. 7.

Weekly schedule:

  • Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 12 to 2 p.m.
  • Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Bakery store is in Room C1416, located around the corner from the Atrium Café.

The cases will be filled with items like:

  • Fresh-baked breads on Thursdays
  • Breakfast pizza
  • Cakes
  • Bars
  • Cookies
  • Chocolates


Students in this program receive practical and theoretical training on producing bakery products from scratch (like pastries, tortes and hearth breads) cake decorating, sugar and chocolate work, and plated dessert presentations. They learn real-world merchandising and sales training by working in the Bakery store.           

Tip: There may be announcements that go out from the Bakery and Decorative Arts department’s Facebook page of last minute events. 

* The video posted below is a great example of what to expect from the bakery even though the dates and times have changed this semester.

FileQuestion of the Week • Bakery store • March 20, 2017

Published September 27, 2017. Updated October 4, 2017.

Emerging Workforce Presentation to occur at Truax

Learn about the trends shaping the American workforce and how these trends impact our students and industry partners at the Emerging Workforce Presentation Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Truax Campus, Room D2631. 

Patti from Spherion Staffing Services will present the annual Emerging Workforce Study. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about the Madison College Student Core Workforce Skills research and plan. 

This presentation is sponsored by Spherion Staffing Services, Career and Employment Services and CETL and counts toward the FQAS Continuing Professional Development categories of Student Success and College and Strategic Interests. 

Please register through CETL Thrive.

Questions? Please contact Career and Employment Manager Gretchen Rixie.

Published September 27, 2017.

Architecture Tech program kicks off Lecture Series

Every year, the Architecture Technology program hosts the Architecture Distinguished Lecture Series.

On Thursday, Sept. 28, Bryan Lee Jr., architect and activist from New Orleans, will present “Design Justice: Displacing Supremacy” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at the Truax Campus, Room D1630B. Lunch will be provided.

Exploring the organizing, advocacy and justice work tied to racial, social and cultural equity throughout the United States, Design Justice advocates for the dismantling of privilege and power structures that use architecture and planning to create systems of injustice throughout the built environment. 

Published September 27, 2017.

Truax hosts week-long employment readiness event


Monday, Sept. 25.

  • Job Fair Readiness Worshop - Room D1630B
    9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
    Get the most out of the job fair by joining this free workshop to learn some tips and tools to make the best first impression.

  • Walk-in Resume Reviews 
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room D1630B
    There are many ways to write a strong resume. Have your resume reviewed and learn how to create a professional, informative and memorable resume.


Tuesday, Sept. 26.

  • Volunteer Fair - Truax Atrium
    11 a.m. - 1:00pm in the Truax Atrium
    Meet representatives from community-based organizations to learn about opportunities to volunteer. Community service experience is a great addition to any resume.

  • Professional Headshots
    8:30-10:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. in Room D1624
    A professional picture is one way to make your LinkedIn and other social media profiles stand out. We encourage you to dress to impress a future employer for this opportunity.


Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 27-28. 

  • Part Time Job Fair
    10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Truax Atrium
    Meet up to 30 different employers each day recruiting for open part time positions! Industries commonly represented include:
  1. Food Services
  2. Human Services
  3. Healthcare
  4. Retail
  5. Hospitality
  6. Staffing Agencies


Friday, Sept. 29. 

  • Interview Prep Workshop
    12:30 to 1:30p.m. in Room C1454
    Learn how to develop well-rounded responses to challenging interview questions! Career and Employment Services advisors will facilitate an engaging discussion.


Questions? Contact Career and Employment Services in Room D1624 or (608) 243-4598.























Published September 25, 2017. Updated September 27, 2017.

First Math Club meeting to take place at Truax

The first Math Club meeting of the semester will be Thursday, September 28. Stop by the Truax Campus from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 2426.

Guest speaker Keith Nabb, UW River Falls professor, will present "Mistakes,  Mistakes, Everywhere!"

Published September 25, 2017. Updated September 27, 2017.

Blackboard summer courses unavailable to students

As of Friday, Sept. 22, summer 2017 courses are no longer available to students on Blackboard.

Instructors can make their courses available again by going to Course Control Panel>Customization>Properties and checking "yes" for course availability.


Published September 25, 2017.

Students can fix your car while you work

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

Print out the PDF form and stop by the new bookstore counter location or contact Dave Heinzen for morning scheduling (Monday – Friday 7:30 – 11:20 a.m.)

When you email any of the instructors, please include the following information: 

  • Name/contact info and the best way to reach you (email or cell)
  • Vehicle: year, make and model
  • Symptom/complaint

Published September 20, 2017. Updated October 6, 2017.

Facility Services announces Wright St. parking entrance closure

On Friday, Sept. 29, the Truax Campus Parking Lot A entrance on Wright St. will close for storm sewer repairs.

The entrances to Parking Lot A located on Hoffman St. will still be open as normal and the work is expected to be complete by end of day.

When students come to campus, it is suggested that vehicles use the Hoffman St. entrances to park to avoid pedestrians coming to the Gateway entrance.

Two ways of suggested travel would be Kinsman Blvd to Hoffman St or Anderson St. to Hoffman St. (see picture)

Published September 20, 2017.