Madison College News

UW-Madison, Madison College to develop STEM Transfer Transition Program

A $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will help UW-Madison and Madison College develop stronger support systems for transfer students in science, technology, engineering and math. The program will serve as a model for other Wisconsin institutions.

Faculty and staff from Madison College and UW-Madison, UW-Whitewater and the UW-System's two-year institutions will provide professional development on pre- and post-transfer support for STEM students with the goal of increasing the graduation rate of STEM transfer students throughout Wisconsin.

Read more about the grant and Madison College's role in the announcement from UW-Madison or from the Wisconsin State Journal.

 

Published June 20, 2018.

Learn how to become a freelancer

Madison-based freelancer and entrepreneur Matt Nelson will lead a discussion on how to freelance in the current economy Tuesday, July 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Madison College's Truax Campus. Nelson will also describe how to get a business started and share valuable tips on how to find new clients, manage existing clients and how to package and price your services.

Register for the "Freelancing in the Gig Economy" two-hour workshop. There is no cost to attend.

 

Published June 20, 2018.

Solar project installation begins

Construction of the largest rooftop solar energy system in Wisconsin has begun at Madison College's Truax Campus. Contractors are installing 5,250 photovoltaic panels that could save the college $200,000 per year in electricity costs.

MGE will provide a grant of up to $500,000 for the system and Madison College will contribute an additional $1.8 million. Construction is expected to be complete by September.

In addition to the cost savings, the system will provide educational opportunities for students in several renewable energy programs. Students enrolled in related fields such as electrical apprentice, electronics, electrical engineering, industrial maintenance and architecture will also benefit from having access to the PV installation. School groups and the public will be able to access energy output data for analysis.

Local media reported on the project including WISC Channel 3, WMTV Channel 15 and WKOW Channel 27.

Published June 13, 2018. Updated June 14, 2018.

Career Planning workshops offered in June

Madison College will offer Career Planning workshops for current and prospective students at most campuses during the month of June. The Career Planning Workshop helps attendees learn how their interests, skills and values play a role in choosing a career. Participants explore components of CareerLocker, an engaging approach to career development that incorporates occupational information, educational options and employment resources.

Workshops are scheduled for the following dates and times:

  •  June 14 at 12:30 p.m., Portage Campus
  •  June 18 at 9:30 a.m., Watertown Campus
  •  June 19 at 12:30 p.m., Reedsburg Campus
  •  June 26 at 9 a.m., Truax Campus

For more information visit madisoncollege.edu/career-employment events.

Published June 13, 2018. Updated June 14, 2018.

Madison College breaks ground for Goodman South Campus

Officials from Madison College and more than 200 business and community leaders, civil rights advocates and others came together Monday, June 11, to celebrate the groundbreaking of the college's new south campus in Madison. The facility will be known as the Goodman South Campus to honor Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman, namesakes of the foundation that contributed a lead gift of $10 million to construct the campus in what is widely considered to be the most impoverished area of Madison.

The campus will be constructed at the intersection of Badger Road and Park Street and is slated to be open when fall classes begin in 2019. It will house classrooms and hands-on learning labs, wrap-around student services and instructional programs in STEM- and IT-related fields, including an early college STEM academy for high school juniors and seniors in the Madison Metropolitan School District. In addition, there will be gathering spaces for community members, regardless of whether they are students at the college.

"Building a new campus in south Madison isn't about Madison College. It's about serving a population that has been historically underrepresented and marginalized," said Dr. Jack E Daniels III, president of Madison College. "It is answering the call to break the multigenerational cycle of poverty for south side residents and opening the door to a future of possibilities that have escaped the reality of those who live there."

Construction of the campus, estimated at $23 million, is being funded with private contributions. At 75,000 square feet, the Goodman South Campus will be six times the size of the current Village on Park location. Operational costs will be covered by the college's base budget.

Published June 12, 2018.

Pilot program supports STEM students

A pilot program, with the help of a Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation grant, was created to expand the number of underrepresented minority students in STEM programs. 

The STEM Scholars Program provides support to students through faculty mentors, peer tutors, peer mentors and additional resources. 

Read more about this story on our Medium page. 

Published June 4, 2018.

Information Technology programs host open house

Instructors in Madison College's Information Technology programs will welcome visitors Tuesday, June 12 from 2-6 p.m. in the Health and IT Building of the Truax Campus, 1705 Hoffman St., Madison.

IT faculty members will be available to discuss educational goals. Madison College staff will be available to assist individuals with enrollment for IT certificates and courses. For more information about the event contact the School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology office at 608-246-6800, or email ITDept@madisoncollege.edu.

Published June 1, 2018.

Event to raise funds for Rainbow Scholarship

Madison College will commemorate LGBT Pride Month with an evening of storytelling and celebration Friday, June 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.

"Stories Within the Letters: An Evening of Celebrating our Lives," a fundraiser for the Madison College Rainbow Scholarship, will feature a storytelling session, a storytelling booth, delicious hors d'oeuvres and music by DJ Sarah Akawa of Queer Pressure. 

Featured storytellers will include Akawa, Ja'Mel Ware of Intellectual Ratchet, Patrick Farabaugh of Our Lives Magazine, Julia Haseleu of Madison College, Julia and Shauna of LGBT Books to Prisoners, Bria Brown and more.

Tickets are free. Donations will be accepted and there will be a 50/50 raffle. The event will be held in Room D1630 B/C at the Truax Campus.

Published May 30, 2018.

Information Technology programs host open house

Instructors in Madison College's Information Technology programs will welcome visitors Tuesday, June 12 from 2-6 p.m. in the Health and IT Building of the Truax Campus, 1705 Hoffman St., Madison.

IT faculty members will be available to discuss educational goals. Madison College staff will be available to assist individuals with enrollment for IT certificates and courses. For more information about the event contact the School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology office at 608-246-6800, or email ITDept@madisoncollege.edu

 

Published May 30, 2018. Updated June 1, 2018.

College observes Memorial Day

All Madison College campuses and district buildings will be closed Saturday, May 26-Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Services will resume on Tuesday, May 29.

Online resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at madisoncollege.edu via askMadisonCollege. Check the Department Directory to verify service hours by individual department.

Published May 23, 2018.

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