Madison College News

Freezing temps prompt Madison College closure

Due to dangerous freezing temperatures, classes and events at all Madison College campuses that begin at or after 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, are cancelled. All Madison College facilities throughout the district will close at 5 p.m. Jan. 29 and will remain closed until normal operations resume Friday, Feb. 1.

 

Published January 29, 2019.

All campuses open Tuesday, Jan. 29

All Madison College campuses will be open for regular operations Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Please note, Madison College continues to monitor forecasts related to extreme cold predicted for Tuesday night through Thursday afternoon. Any changes to operations will be announced closer to the time they would take effect.

 

Published January 28, 2019. Updated January 29, 2019.

All campuses will be closed Monday, Jan. 28

Due to inclement weather, all Madison College campuses will be closed Monday, Jan. 28.

Please note, Madison College continues to monitor forecasts related to extreme cold predicted for Tuesday night through Thursday afternoon. Any changes to operations will be announced closer to the time they would take effect.

 

Published January 27, 2019.

Chef Series features master baker on Jan. 24

The next Madison College Chef Series program on Thursday, Jan. 24, will showcase the skills of Pierre Zimmermann, owner of La Fournette, a wholesale and retail bakery in Chicago. The event begins with beverages and appetizers at 5:30 p.m. Reserve tickets here.

Zimmermann is a native of Alsace, France. A master baker, he won the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie in 1996 as a member and in 2008 as the coach of the French team.

The Chef Series is hosted by Kyle Cherek, host of Wisconsin Public Television's Wisconsin Foodie, and presented by the Vollrath Company.

Published January 22, 2019.

Gov. Evers declares 'Madison College Solar Energy Day'

Madison College marked the completion of Wisconsin’s largest rooftop solar energy installation Wednesday, Jan 16, in a ceremony attended by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Madison Gas and Electric Co. Chairman, President and CEO Jeff Keebler, renewable energy industry representatives and local dignitaries.

In the gubernatorial proclamation read by Barnes, Gov. Tony Evers declared Jan. 16 “Madison College Solar Energy Day.”

“Today, Madison College affirms our long-standing commitment to preserving our natural resources, applying innovative thinking to meet employer demand for workers in an ever-growing industry and harnessing a renewable source of energy for the good of the whole and the benefit of future generations,” said Dr. Jack E. Daniels, III, president of Madison College.

The solar array contains 5,700 solar panels and covers 125,000 square feet of the roof of the Truax Campus’ main building. On sunny days, the system will produce 100 percent of the building’s energy demand for up to three hours. It will save the campus more than $300,000 per year.

“This array will not only serve the College with clean power, but it will serve as a valuable educational tool for scores of students who will be able to interact with the system on-site, and that is incredibly exciting,” said Keebler.

MGE provided a $500,000 grant toward building the 1,400-kW solar photovoltaic system. Madison College covered the remaining $2.5 million cost from capital budget funds.

The installation will save energy and reduce airborne emissions for local residents. In addition to cost savings, the PV system will provide a hands-on laboratory for Madison College students studying renewable energy and related fields such as Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Maintenance and Construction and Apprenticeship programs.

The installation includes monitoring technology to provide output data for analysis by students
and the public.

For more information about the Renewable Energy program at Madison College visit https://madisoncollege.edu/program/renewable-energy.

 

 

 

 

Published January 20, 2019. Updated January 22, 2019.

Madison College to close Jan. 21 for MLK Day

All Madison College campuses will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The college will re-open and the spring semester will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Published January 17, 2019.

Some offices closed for Jan. 15 in-service

Most Madison College services will be closed for a collegewide staff in-service Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Services will resume at 1 p.m. Check the department directory to confirm service hours for specific student service departments.

Additionally, the college will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The college will re-open and the spring semester will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Published January 9, 2019.

Wisconsin State Journal reports on South Campus progress

In a story published Dec. 24, the Wisconsin State Journal reported on progress toward the opening of the Goodman South Campus scheduled for September. Madison College President Jack Daniels estimates construction is at 35 percent for the 75,000 square-foot campus. The facilities include classrooms, a library, computer labs, science labs and a dining area. Registration for classes will begin in April.

 

Published January 3, 2019.

Fort Atkinson Learning Center announces Pre-Test Session

The Adult Learning Center at the Fort Atkinson Campus will open Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. for the spring term and the next Pre-Test Session for students who want to earn a high school diploma will be held Jan. 31 at 5 p.m.

All students interested in GED/HSED programs at Madison College must attend a Pre-Test Session and registration is required. For more information and to register visit madisoncollege.edu/ged-hsed-information.

Published January 3, 2019.

Chef Series features French master baker

The next Madison College Chef Series program on Thursday, Jan. 24 will showcase the skills of Pierre Zimmermann, owner of La Fournette, a wholesale and retail bakery in Chicago. The event begins with beverages and appetizers at 5:30 p.m. Reserve tickets here.

Zimmermann is a native of Alsace, France. A master baker, he won the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie in 1996 as a member and in 2008 as the coach of the French team.

The Chef Series is hosted by Kyle Cherek, host of Wisconsin Public Television's Wisconsin Foodie, and presented by the Vollrath Company.

Published January 3, 2019.

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