Madison College News

Chef Series to feature pastry chef, cookbook author

Nationally acclaimed pastry chef, restauranteur, cookbook author, teacher and television personality Gale Gand will bring her knowledge and skills to Madison College's Chef Series Wednesday, May 8 from 5-8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.

Gand received two James Beard Awards and was inducted to the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame. She hosted the Food Network's Sweet Dreams for eight years and appeared on many television shows as a guest.

The Madison College Chef Series is sponsored by the Volrath Company and hosted by Kyle Cherek, host of Wisconsin Public Television's Emmy award winning Wisconsin Foodie. Events begin with two complimentary drinks and appetizers.

Published April 16, 2019.

Air Force jazz band to perform April 30

The United States Air Force Airmen of Note Jazz Band will perform in the Mitby Theater at Madison College Tuesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. Madison College's jazz band will open the show with a few numbers featuring local talent.

The concert is free. However, reservations are required. To order four tickets or less visit the Mitby Theater website. For larger groups, contact the theater box office at 608.243.4000.

The Airmen of Note is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is one of six musical ensembles that comprise the U.S. Air Force Band. Created in 1950 to continue the tradition of Major Glenn Miller's Army Air Forces dance band, the current band consists of 18 active duty airmen musicians including one vocalist.


Published April 16, 2019. Updated April 17, 2019.

Career-focused tours offered at Madison College

Students interested in Applied Science, Engineering and Technology can explore educational options at Madison College's Truax Campus Friday, April 19, from 12-4 p.m. 

Experience Madison College events allow prospective students to try college on for size. Attendees can meet instructors, participate in hands-on activities and take a campus tour focused on your interests.

Advisors, staff and instructors are available to answer your questions about applying to and starting college. Plus, all attendees get a free application.

Types of programs featured:

  • IT (Information technology)
  • Transportation
  • Construction 
  • Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Engineering

All attendees must register, including parents or guardians, high school staff and other guests who will join the prospective student. Please register by noon on Thursday, April 18. Choose from one of five career-focused tours.



Published April 10, 2019.

Explore careers in electronics and electrical engineering

Madison College will host a career exploration event Tuesday, April 30 from 3-6 p.m., featuring Electronics and Electrical Engineering Technology programs. Instructors and program students will demonstrate industrial and academic projects including robotics, magnetics and Tesla coil. Attendees can put together an electronic ciruit.

Academic advisors will also be available to answer questions. There will be no charge for applications submitted during the event.

Register for this free event at the Truax Campus in Room D1646.

Published April 8, 2019.

Learn about opportunities in Early Childhood Education

The Madison College Early Childhood Education program is hosting a career and networking event for child care centers/employers, students, past students and prospective students to help address the overwhelming demand for child care teachers in the area.

Attendees can meet area employers, get feedback on resumes and interview skills, learn about available jobs in the industry and network with other child care professionals.

The event will take place April 30 from 1– 2:30 p.m. at the Downtown Campus in Room D240. It is open to the community. Pre-registration is required.

Madison College offers the following programs for Early Childhood Education:

Learn about the many opportunities in Early Childhood Education.



Published April 1, 2019. Updated April 2, 2019.

C.S. Lewis classic comes to Mitby Theater

Madison College Performing Arts presents "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," originally written by C.S. Lewis and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette. Miranda Hawk directs the play
This new dramatization of Lewis' classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the fantastical and exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia.
A story of courage for all ages. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the White Witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan.
Performances in the Madison College Mitby Theater will take place:
  • Fridays, April 5 and 12 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays, April 6 and 13 at 7 p.m.
  • Sundays, April 7 and 14 at 2 p.m.

For tickets visit the Mitby Theater website.

Published April 1, 2019. Updated April 2, 2019.

Sarah Grueneberg: From Lone Star to Michelin Star

Chef Sarah Grueneberg is the next guest for the Madison College Chef Series sponsored by The Volrath Company. Gruenberg will share her culinary journey and demonstrate her skills Wednesday, April 10 from 6-8 p.m., in the demonstration kitchen at the Truax Campus, 1701 Wright Street. Tickets for the event can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Grueneberg describes herself as Texan born, Italian at heart. She moved to Chicago in 2005 and worked her way up from line cook to executive chef at Spiaggia. During that time Spaiggia was awarded a Michelin Star for three consecutive years.

In 2015, she became chef and partner of Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio, an Italian restaurant that blends culture and influences from around the world. She received the James Beard Best Chef: Great Lakes award and has won many other awards.

Kyle Cherek, host of Wisconsin Public Television's Wisconsin Foodie, will interview Grueneberg. Samples of her recipe will be available after the demonstration.

Published March 14, 2019. Updated March 25, 2019.

Career Planning Workshops available at all campuses

The Career Planning Workshop helps current and prospective Madison College students learn how their interests, skills and values play a role in choosing a career. Participants also explore components of CareerLocker, an engaging approach to career development that incorporates occupational information, educational options and employment resources.

Career Planning Workshops are held at all Madison College campuses. Register online for these events. The workshop is also available online.

Madison College Career and Employment Services staff educate, encourage and support students and alumni through the career development process while serving as a connection between industry, employers and the Madison College community.

Published March 14, 2019. Updated March 25, 2019.

April 5 event will showcase Business & Applied Arts

Students interested in Business & Applied Arts can explore the options at Madison College April 5, from 12-4 p.m. 

Experience Madison College events allow prospective students to try college on for size. Attendees can meet instructors, participate in hands-on activities and take a campus tour focused on your interests.

Advisors, staff and instructors are available to answer your questions about applying to and starting college. Plus, all attendees get a free application.

Programs featured:

  • Visual Communications
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Digital Marketing
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Web & Digital Media Design
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Management
  • Small Business Entrepreneurship

Attendees including parents must register for the event.

Future events include:

  • Applied Science, Engineering & Technology: April 19
  • Arts & Sciences/Liberal Arts Transfer: April 26
  • Human & Protective Services: May 10


Published March 14, 2019.

Next Smart Start session set for March 16

Students who wish to enroll can receive help to get started at a South Campus Smart Start session. The next Smart Start event will take place Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

College staff will guide attendees through the initial steps to become a Madison College student. The new Goodman South Campus will open for the fall 2019 semester.

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

Published March 5, 2019.