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 29, 2019.

Experience Protective Services careers May 10

Students interested in law enforcement, fire protection and other protective services can explore these careers and programs offered at Madison College on Friday, May 10, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Truax Campus.

This specialized tour will include emergency medical technician, paramedic and K9 presentations with hands-on activities and opportunities to meet instructors. Free lunch will be provided at 12:00 p.m. with the welcome session beginning at 12:30 p.m. All attendees including parents or guardians, high school staff and other guests joining the prospective student must register by noon Thursday, May 9.


Published April 29, 2019.

Commercial Avenue Campus to host Gallery Night

What do tiny homes, pottery and jewelry have in common? Visit the hidden gems at Madison College's Commercial Avenue Campus on Gallery Night, May 3, from 5-9 p.m. 

See the new digs for the ceramics and jewelry departments and learn why the little houses and sheds are being built. Tour the little houses, and watch students make wheel-thrown pottery and creative jewelry. Pieces will be on display and for sale. 

The event will include food, sales, tours and music to inspire.

  • 5-6 p.m. Big Squeezy Accordian Band
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Madison Area Ukulele Initiative(MAUI)
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m. Hoot’n Annie (American string band)

The Commercial Avenue Campus is located at 2125 Commercial Ave., on the corner of Packers Avenue and Commercial Avenue.

Published April 28, 2019. Updated April 30, 2019.

Public invited to annual Pow Wow this Saturday

The 2019 Madison College Pow Wow will be held Saturday, April 27, in the Redsten Gymnasium inside the main building on the Truax Campus. All are welcome.

The annual event draws hundreds of dancers, drummers, guests and volunteers. Doors open at 11 a.m. Grand Entries are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Food tickets can be purchased at the Starbucks by the cafeteria beginning at 10:30 a.m. Items include frybread, Indian tacos, and beverages. Dinner will be served in the cafeteria from 5-6:30 p.m. This meal will include chicken, wild rice, a veggie, and a dessert. 

This Pow Wow is hosted by the Madison College Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement. Native American Student Association and United Common Ground student organizations sponsor the Pow Wow.


Published April 24, 2019. Updated April 25, 2019.

Friday event offers look at Arts and Sciences Transfer program

Students interested in the Madison College Arts and Sciences Transfer program are invited to attend Experience Madison College Friday, April 26 from 12-4 p.m. The event includes lunch, customized campus tours, opportunity to meet instructors and to apply to the college.

All attendees must register by Thursday, April 25 including parents or guardians, high school staff and other guests joining the prospective student. Choose from these tour options:

  • Humanities/Fine Arts: Sessions include English, math and music
  • STEM/Health: Sessions include psychology, math and chemistry


Published April 22, 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 26, 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.