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Applied Arts portfolio shows on May 4 and 5

Meet the new Applied Arts program graduates and see their work!

Employers, alumni and the college community are all invited to attend the portfolio shows for Madison College's Visual Communications, Photography, Graphic Design and Interior Design program students. Come to the two program specific shows at the Truax Gateway May 4 and 5 to chat with the graduates and view their portfolios.

The Visual Communications, Photography and Graphic Design show will be held Wednesday, May 4, from 5-8 p.m.

The Interior Design show will be Thursday, May 5, from 5-8 p.m.

Please note that the two above show dates are separate and program specific.

Published May 1, 2016. Updated May 2, 2016.

Employers coming to Madison College

Representatives from the following organizations regularly stop by the Truax cafeteria to answer questions about available career opportunities. Please pass this information along to students.

Organizations include:

Questions? Contact the Career and Employment Center at (608) 243-4598.

Published April 27, 2016.

Applications for Community College Collaborative Workshop

Community, technical and two-year college instructors from all disciplines, including the sciences, are encouraged to apply to the University of Madison-Wisconsin’s two-day curriculum development workshop on international human rights, social justice and global security on June 17 and 18. The workshop is co-sponsored by Madison College's Center for International Education.

This workshop will offer a collaborative experience to educators interested in networking with their peers and incorporating new information on international studies into their teaching and mentoring. The facilitators welcome educators with all levels of experience working these elements into their curricula and professional development. Guest presenters from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, regional colleges and local practitioners will facilitate the workshop.

All participants will actively engage in a collaborative workshop setting, including presenting curricula, classroom and personal experiences. Expect lively discussions and informative presentations.

Educators who are selected to participate will receive a stipend of $200 if they attend both days of the workshop. Additional travel stipends of $300 will be provided for participants traveling from outside of Dane County.

Submit completed applications as an email attachment to the Institute for Regional and International Studies Program on or before Monday, May 2. Applicants will be notified by Monday, May 16, if they have been selected to participate in the program.

Questions? Contact Janelle Pulczinski, program coordinator. For more information, visit the IRIS website.

Published April 27, 2016.

Yahara Journal Summer Art Show still accepting submissions

Let your students know that it’s not too late to be in the Yahara Journal Summer Art Show! Student artists can submit their work for the Summer Arts Show from now through May 11. The show will be on display in the Truax Gallery from May 20 through August 4.

Students can submit up to five items for consideration by bringing their artwork to the Student Life Office, Truax Room C1420 or Downtown Room D105.

Cash prizes will be awarded to three best-of-show winners. First place will receive $100, second place will get $50 and third place will win $25.

All items submitted must be framed, mounted or otherwise ready for display. Non-hanging items (ceramics, sculptures, jewelry, etc.) will be placed in cases in the gallery.

The show will be a juried show, reviewed by the Yahara Journal and gallery staff.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 20, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Questions? Contact the Yahara Journal.

Published April 27, 2016.

VITA program completes another year

On April 12, 2016, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program completed its eighth season of preparing tax returns for students.

This year, the VITA staff completed 172 tax returns, all free of charge and electronically filed.

Since its inception in 2008, the VITA program has completed approximately 2,000 tax returns, saving students well over $200,000 in tax preparation fees.

Questions? Contact William Padley at (608) 246-6653.

Published April 27, 2016.

Respiratory Therapist students at the Northern Regional Care Conference

Breana McDonough, a second year student at Madison College, won the Wisconsin Society for Respiratory Care Student of the Year Award. McDonough was nominated by instructors for her outstanding academic performance. She was presented the award at the Northern Regional Care Conference on Monday, April 11.

Three Madison College Respiratory Therapist students, Katelyn Meeker, Eric Furbee and Benjamin Bailey, participated in the Northern Regional Respiratory Care Conference color guard. This conference was held in Rochester, Minnesota, on April 11 through April 13. Overall, five Madison College faculty members and twenty four Madison College Respiratory Therapist students attended the conference. Students from Minnesota participated in this conference as well.

Kala Williams, Katelyn Meeker and Brittany Ellis also participated in the Sputum Bowl Challenge at the Northern Regional Respiratory Care Conference. These students competed against three teams of Respiratory Therapist students from other colleges in a pulmonary trivia contest. By attending these conferences, students have the opportunity to network with professionals in their field and attend professional lectures related to the latest evidence-based medicine practices. This victory enables these students to compete at the national Respiratory Care conference in San Antonio, Texas, held in October.

Published April 20, 2016.

Spring 2016 edition of Wood Moves available online

Cabinetmaking and Millwork program director Patrick Molzahn has published the latest issue of the program's e-newsletter, Wood Moves.

The latest issue features program news, including a student spotlight, recent events and more.

This and past issues of Wood Moves are also available online.

Published April 20, 2016.

National Week of the Young Child™

In celebration of the national Week of the Young Child™ (WOYC), Dr. Daniels joined children at the Truax Child and Family Center for a snack Thursday, April 14. 

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. Please visit the Week of the Young Child™ web page for more information about the WOYC.

For information about the College's Child and Family Centers and 4-year-old-kindergarten programs, please visit please visit the Child and Family Centers’ web page or contact Donna Jost at 258-2423.

Published April 15, 2016.

Support students in Construction and Remodeling

Students in the Construction and Remodeling Program have built 7' by 9' storage sheds available for purchase.

Prices for these high quality storage sheds range between $1,700 and $1,900. Local delivery is included.

Interested? Contact Jen Voichick at (608) 246-5213.

Published April 6, 2016.

Math club uses origami to solve equations Friday, April 8

At the upcoming math club presentation, "Origami Math," instructor John Grade will show how origami can be used for more than paper cranes. The presentation will be interactive and club members will use paper folding to prove theorems and solve equations.

Grade has been a math club advisor and member of the Madison College math department since 2011. An electromechanical engineer by training, his education at Caltech and Stanford was in robotics and nanotechnology. He is a competent paper-folder, artist, programmer and mathematician.

Join him and others at the math club meeting Friday, April 8, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Truax room A2021.

Published April 6, 2016.

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