Madison College News

Amputee brings message to Madison College

Robert Anthony, a below-the-knee amputee, will share his personal story of fighting through difficult circumstances at Madison College's Truax Campus Tuesday, Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in Room D1630. His message "Don't Dis-My-Ability" shows how anything is possible.

Anthony is the founder of Limbpossible, an organziation that brings awareness to the amputee community and introduces adaptive sports.

This free event is presented by Madison College's Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement and is open to the public.

After the presentation, facilitators with the Madison College Challenge Course will lead some challenge activities.

 

Published October 11, 2018. Updated October 12, 2018.

Public invited to tour Fountain Prairie Farm

Madison College's new outdoor classroom and hands-on laboratory at Fountain Prairie Farm will host an open house Oct. 18 from 1-4 p.m. The property, located at W1901 State Road 16 near Fall River and is home to the college's Institute for Sustainable Agriculture. It serves as an entrepreneurial incubator and an educational resource for the community.

At the open house visitors can tour the historic farm house, take a wagon tour of the property and enjoy refreshments in the barn. At 2:30 p.m. Provost Turina Bakken and Bryan Woodhouse, associate vice president, will give a presentation on this partnership and future plans for the property.

Free transportation will be provided from the Truax Campus Wright Street driveway at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. with return trips at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. 

Published October 5, 2018. Updated October 11, 2018.

Chef Series kicks off Oct. 23

Chef Justin Carlisle, owner of Ardent and two other restaurants in Milwaukee, will open the new season of the Madison College Chef Series Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. in the demonstration kitchen at the Truax Campus.

Carlisle is a graduate of Madison College’s Culinary Arts degree program and for the past four years was nominated for the James Beard Award Best Chef in the Midwest. He will talk about his entrepreneurial journey and demonstrate his skills providing samples to taste.

Food expert and television host Kyle Cherek is the new celebrity host for the series and Vollrath Company, producer of commercial food service equipment and supplies, is the presenting sponsor.

Tickets for the event are available now.

 

Published October 3, 2018. Updated October 4, 2018.

Smart Start offers college application assistance

Madison College staff will provide help with the college application and financial aid process at the next Smart Start session Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., South Campus, 2238 South Park St., Madison.

Attendees will take the Accuplacer exam, briefly explore careers, complete an application for free and apply for financial aid with assistance from Madison College staff.

Advance registration is required. Seats are limited to 20 students each session. Lunch is provided to registered attendees.

Published September 26, 2018.

Workshop presents how-tos of getting food from farm to table

The Madison College Institute for Sustainable Agriculture will present a workshop on "Developing Farm-to-Table Supplier Relationships," Thursday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fountain Prairie Farm, Fall River.

The workshop will help farmers overcome the challenges of setting up and maintaining purchasing relationships with restaurants, institutions, grocery stores and customers. It will include a panel discussion with farmers, processors and buyers and a chef/farmer collaborative meal.

Cost of the workshop is $45 including lunch and advance registration is required.

Published September 26, 2018.

STEM speaker to describe 'An Actuarial Career'

Students who love math and would like to learn about various careers involving mathematics may be interested in the next presenter in the Madison College STEM Center Speaker Series. Paul Johnson, UW-Madison Department of Actuarial Sciences, will describe "An Actuarian Career," Wednesday, Oct. 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Truax Campus, Room E2800.

Johnson started out in chemistry but decided to pursue mathematics instead. He studied actuarial science and worked for Northwestern Mutual. Johnson has a Ph.D. in Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Insurance and is a professor at UW-Madison.

To register for this free event visit Eventbrite.

Other upcoming events:

  • Andy Kurth, Madison College: "Report from our Antarctic Weather Stations," Thursday, Oct. 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room E2800.
  • Visiting STEM faculty from the Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room E2800.

For more information about upcoming STEM speakers or to register for future events visit madisoncollege.com/stem-center.

Published September 26, 2018.

Kyle Cherek to host Chef Series, Vollrath will sponsor

Food expert and television host Kyle Cherek will bring his expertise and wit to the Madison College Chef Series this fall when he becomes the celebrity host. Vollrath Company, producer of commercial food service equipment and supplies, has agreed to sponsor the series, which kicks off Oct. 23 and is open to the public.

For 10 seasons, Cherek has introduced audiences to food production and preparation throughout the state on his Emmy Award-winning program, “Wisconsin Foodie.” The show explores where food comes from and how it shapes culture.

The Chef Series introduces Culinary Arts students and foodies to local and regional chefs who share their entrepreneurial journey and cooking techniques.

Chef Justin Carlisle, owner of Ardent and two other restaurants in Milwaukee, will open the new season of the Chef Series Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. in the Demonstration Kitchen at the Truax Campus. Carlisle is a graduate of Madison College’s Culinary Arts degree program and for the past four years has been named James Beard Award finalist for Best Chef in the Midwest. Tickets for the event are available now.

 

 

Published September 21, 2018. Updated September 25, 2018.

FAFSA becomes available Oct. 1

Students who wish to receive financial aid must complete a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year. The application for the 2019-2020 academic year will be availalble beginning Oct. 1. It determines a student's eligibility for grants, loans and work study.

Madison College has a priority deadline of April 15 to allow adequate time for processing before the academic year begins. The college recommends that students apply as early as possible.

The college offers free FAFSA workshops for prospective and current students throughout the year. If you require assistance with completing the application, Master Promissory Note (MPN), or Entrance Loan Counseling, register now. All workshops require advance registration and are held at the Truax campus. Register here for a FAFSA Workshop.

 

 

Published September 20, 2018. Updated September 21, 2018.

Diane's Delicious Diner takes reservations for fall

Madison College culinary students serve classical and ethnic dishes in a simulated restaurant environment at Diane's Delicious Diner, located in the Truax Campus near the Dane County Regional Airport.

The restaurant is open to the public Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 2 through Dec. 6 with a few exceptions. Seating is promptly at noon and service lasts about two hours. The menu changes daily and the cost for all courses is $25 plus tax. Reservations are required and can be made online.

 

Published September 18, 2018.

STEM Speaker Series begins Sept. 19

The Madison College STEM Center is the access point for science, technology, engineering and mathematics exploration, inspiration and collaboration. The Center offers a speaker series featuring professionals from these fields for students or others interested in STEM careers.

The Fall 2018 STEM Speaker Series will begin Wednesday, Sept. 19 with Zong Her presenting her "Personal Journey into Information Technology." Her is the director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness for the college. She will speak at 3:30 p.m. in Room E2800 at the Truax Campus. To register in advance visit Eventbrite.

Other upcoming events:

  • Paul Johnson, UW-Madison Department of Actuarial Sciences: "An Actuarian Career," Wednesday, Oct. 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room E2800.
  • Andy Kurth, Madison College: "Report from our Antarctic Weather Stations," Thursday, Oct. 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room E2800.
  • Visiting STEM faculty from the Netherlands, Tuesay, Oct. 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room E2800.

For more information about upcoming STEM Speakers or to register for future events visit madisoncollege.com/stem-center.

Published September 18, 2018. Updated September 24, 2018.

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