Madison College News

Thanksgiving campus closure announced

All Madison College campuses and district buildings will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 – Sunday, Nov. 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. Classes and services will resume on Monday, Nov. 27.

Published November 14, 2017. Updated November 15, 2017.

Madison College celebrates first generation students

Waii Kukimiya is just one of many first generation students at Madison College. After surviving a difficult childhood, she found her true family in the TriO program with other students facing challenges.
 
Madison College is joining other colleges nationwide to celebrate first generation students with a series of events Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the Intercultural Exchange at the Truax Campus. Events begin at 10 a.m. with a faculty panel presentation.
 
From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be food, games, informational tables and music. At noon students can learn about the Badger Promise program at the U.W.-Madison providing financial assistance and support for qualifying students. Following that presentation, at 12:30 p.m. two people who have benefited from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals will share their stories. Finally, at 1 p.m. a panel of Madison College alumni will speak about their success after graduation.
 

Published November 8, 2017.

USA Olympic Culinary Team coming to Madison College

The USA Olympic Culinary Team is coming to Madison College for a once-in-a-lifetime event on Sunday, Nov. 12. The team will prepare a four-course meal in the college’s culinary kitchens to raise money for the 2020 Olympics. Tickets are available for this special Sunday dinner from 6-9 p.m. at the Truax Campus.
 

Published November 7, 2017.

Madison College's new South Campus on fast track for completion

During a joint news conference Monday, Oct. 30, officials from Madison College and Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and affiliates placed the construction of the college’s new South Campus in its entirety on the fast track by sharing details of a contribution to complete the second phase of the project, and issuing challenge grant for the third and final phase.
 
The project was introduced in three phases. The first includes purchase of the site currently occupied by the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds at the intersection of Badger Road and Park Street and will include spaces for learning and some student services. Phase Two will increase the usable space to up to 45,000 square feet and include community meeting spaces, additional classrooms and support services. Phase Three will expand the complex to a total approaching 75,000 square feet and include a comprehensive suite of student services, community access to social service and community-based organizations, and additional classrooms and community meeting spaces.
 
Richard D. George, president and CEO of Great Lakes, said his organization is committing $3 million to construct the second phase of the project and announced a $3.5 matching grant to complete the final phase. With this challenge grant, Great Lakes is looking to engage the community in completing the project. If Madison College successfully raises $3.5 million before March 31, 2018, Great Lakes will match that amount dollar for dollar and assure the campus will be completed in its entirety in 2019.

Published October 30, 2017.

College offers court reporting, captioning, webcasting event

Madison College will offer an opportunity to learn about court reporting, captioning and webcasting careers Tuesday, Oct. 17 and Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 10  a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Atrium at the Truax Campus.  
 
Students and faculty will be available to discuss career opportunities and the degree program. They will demonstrate state-of-the-art realtime technology and attendees can try it out too.  
 
Interested individuals may schedule a free "hands-on" bootcamp to further explore the field.  
This program has 100 percent placement rate with an average starting salary of $45,000.

Published October 13, 2017.

Students offer Car Care Clinic Oct. 28

The annual Car Care Clinic will be held Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Truax Campus. Enter the north side of the building and look for signs leading to the Center Court.
 
Automotive students and instructors will be checking belts, hoses and other key items—plus topping off any needed fluids. Owners will be notified of any car problems but no repair work will be done at the clinic.
 
Those attending the clinic are asked to donate a non-perishable food item for the student food pantry.

Published October 13, 2017.

Business Boot Camp coming to Baraboo

A Business Boot Camp, "Skills for Launching a Startup," will be held Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6:30-9 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at U.W.-Baraboo. The event is sponsored by the Innovations Champions Group which includes Madison College.
 
Entrepreneurs will learn how to effectively launch a new business. Featured topics include: exploring your idea business model canvas, understanding legal entities, accounting best practices, financing your startup, branding and online presence.
 
Deadline to register is Oct. 11. The cost is $40 and registration includes lunch and snacks.
 
For more information on this program visit Madison College Center for Entrepreneurship.

Published October 13, 2017.

College offers court reporting, captioning, webcasting event

Madison College will offer an opportunity to learn about court reporting, captioning and webcasting careers Tuesday, Oct. 17 and Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 10  a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Atrium at the Truax Campus.
 
Students and faculty will be available to discuss career opportunities and the degree program. They will demonstrate state-of-the-art realtime technology and attendees can try it out too.
 
Interested individuals may schedule a free "hands-on" bootcamp to further explore the field.
 
This program has 100 percent placement rate with an average starting salary of $45,000.

Published October 13, 2017.

Students offer Care Care Clinic Oct. 28

The annual Car Care Clinic will be held Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Truax Campus. Enter the north side of the building and look for signs leading to the Center Court.
 
Automotive students and instructors will be checking belts, hoses and other key items—plus topping off any needed fluids. Owners will be notified of any car problems but no repair work will be done at the clinic.
 
Those attending the clinic are asked to donate a non-perishable food item for the student food pantry.

Published October 13, 2017.

Business Boot Camp coming to Baraboo

A Business Boot Camp, "Skills for Launching a Startup," will be held Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6:30-9 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at U.W.-Baraboo. The event is sponsored by the Innovations Champions Group which includes Madison College.
 
Entrepreneurs will learn how to effectively launch a new business. Featured topics include: exploring your idea business model canvas, understanding legal entities, accounting best practices, financing your startup, branding and online presence.
 
Deadline to register is Oct. 11. The cost is $40 and registration includes lunch and snacks.
 
For more information on this program visit Madison College Center for Entrepreneurship.
 

Published October 6, 2017.

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