Madison College News

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.

Heritage Habitats show opens at Truax gallery

A new art show, Heritage Habitats, displaying works by Ginger Owen-Murakami and Vicki VanAmeyden will open in the Gallery at Truax on Monday, Oct. 9. The public is invited to an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with artists lecture at 5 p.m.

 

Heritage Habitats is a series of physical spaces for contemplation and invocation of ancestry. Framed around nostalgia and memory, Kites, Cairn, Grove, Heartwood and Roots are large scale, sculptural and experiential installations that engage in viewers’ unique memories and experiences. In essence, the work emphasizes commonalities that bind people and cultures and serve as an expression of humanism.

 

Methods for creating these works involve appropriating imagery from our respective family albums then, framing ideas around the experience generated from remembering our past. The images we select are iconic in nature, typical of pictures that exist in all family photo albums. They reference concepts linked to blueprints of identity and help us to find our place in a larger historical picture. We value history and tradition as the staples of human life while acknowledging that representations of realities are altered by elapsed time and convoluted memories.

 

The show will continue through November 21.

Published September 27, 2017. Updated September 29, 2017.

Chef Bill Kim starts Fall 2017 Chef Series

Award-winning Chef Bill Kim will kick off the Fall 2017 Chef Series in the Truax Demonstration Kitchen Thursday, Oct. 19, from 6-8 p.m. Attendance is free for students and $25 for non-students. Register on Chef Series Eventbrite page.

 

Kim is a pioneer in the movement of fine dining casual concepts. In 2008, he opened Urbanbelly, a bustling, communal-seating restaurant featuring creative and soul-satisfying noodle, dumpling and rice dishes. Chef Kim opened BellyQ, a modern Asian barbecue concept on Chicago’s Randolph Street, in August of 2012.

 

After five successful years of operating Urbanbelly, Chef Kim expanded the menu and relocated the restaurant to reside alongside BellyQ in the West Loop. A second Urbanbelly opened in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood in early 2016.

 

Kim's first cookbook, "Korean BBQ: How to Master Your Grill in 7 Sauces" will be released in April 2018 by Ten Speed Press.

Published September 20, 2017.

College trains young fire fighters for Sun Prairie

Students from the Prairie Phoenix Academy are enrolled in a pilot progam at Madison College's Truax Campus training them to become fire fighters. They travel to the campus in the morning then return to their high school classes in the afternoons.

 

"This is a partnership that provides high school youth with the opportunity to take college credit by participating in our Fire Academy while in high school," said Shawna Carter, dean of the School of Human and Protective Services. "Upon completion, students will be prepared to be certified firefighters for our community."

 

NBC 15 News visited the class and interviewed a few of the students for this report.

Published September 20, 2017.

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