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Truax construction project facts

There are 122 pieces of new kitchen equipment and 242 new doors being installed in the culinary addition. The project is comprised of 50,000 square feet of new space, and 50,000 square feet of remodeled space. This is a continuation of the updated and expanded Truax Campus, a project Findorff started planning with Madison College in 2010.

Also, more than 30 field staff working on the project graduated from or took a class at Madison College.


Published August 3, 2016. Updated July 7, 2017.

Truax history facts

The existing site of the Truax Campus sits on land that was formerly part of the Truax Air Force base, originally called the Madison Army Airfield. This base was first activated in June of 1942 during World War II. It was renamed Truax Field after Lieutenant Thomas L. Truax, who died in a flight training. 

Published July 29, 2016. Updated July 7, 2017.

International student facts

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The Center for International Education has supported more than 750 international students since it was first established in the Fall of 2008. Typically, about 70 new international students are enrolled each Fall and Spring semester, and about 40 graduate or transfer out each semester. These facts alone show the amount of diversity here at Madison College.

Follow this link for more fun facts and statistics about our international students.

Published July 27, 2016. Updated July 29, 2016.

CFPA spring pop-up sale in time for Mother's Day

The Center for Printing Arts (CFPA) will be selling handmade goods Tuesday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Wednesday, May 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday's sale will be held in the hall by the bookstore (or in the cafeteria if there is construction) and Wednesday's will be held in the Gateway. 

There will be many things to purchase — tote bags, cards, prints, window sill garden kits, wrapping paper, Mother's Day cards, calendars, notebooks, tablets and more. Proceeds of the sales will go to support students and help cover printing materials costs. 

Come shop, find unique goods and support printing arts students!

Published May 2, 2016.

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.