Madison College News

Workshop teaches how to manage farm financials

Instructor Randy Zogbaum will provide an introduction to the tools for understanding the financial part of running a farm business. Students will explore some simple and free tools that can help any farm start to use their financial information to make decisions. Some of the tools are balance sheet, income statement, cash flow budgeting, enterprise budgeting and partial budget analysis.

The workshop will be held on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., November 9 to December 14, at Madison College's Reedsburg Campus.

Cost for the workshop is $199. More information and registration information available here.

 

 

Published October 23, 2018. Updated October 26, 2018.

Tickets available for Chef Series Oct. 23 event

Chef Justin Carlisle, owner of Ardent and two other restaurants in Milwaukee, will open the new season of the Madison College Chef Series Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. in the demonstration kitchen at the Truax Campus.

Carlisle is a graduate of Madison College’s Culinary Arts degree program and for the past four years was nominated for the James Beard Award Best Chef in the Midwest. He will talk about his entrepreneurial journey and demonstrate his skills providing samples to taste.

Food expert and television host Kyle Cherek is the new celebrity host for the series and Vollrath Company, producer of commercial food service equipment and supplies, is the presenting sponsor.

Tickets for the event are available now.

 

Published October 19, 2018.

Urban League offers College Scholarship Day event

Madison area high school students and their parents are invited to College Scholarship Day, Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Urban League of Greater Madison, 2222 S. Park Street.

Students will learn about scholarship opportunities from Madison College, Edgewood College, UW-Madison and other colleges and universities. Seniors and recent grads can get guidance and assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at the event.

The event begins with breakfast followed by a welcome and presentation on Paying for College. There will also be a student panel for questions and answers. Optional workshops include FAFSA Completion and Tips on Scholarship Essay Writing.

Register in advance here.

 

Published October 17, 2018.

Students offer Car Care Clinic Saturday, Nov. 3

The annual Car Care Clinic will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Truax Campus. Enter along the north side of the building from Wright Street and look for signs leading to the Center Court.

Automotive Technician 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 17, 2018. Updated October 19, 2018.

Amputee brings message to Madison College

Robert Anthony, a below-the-knee amputee, will share his personal story of fighting through difficult circumstances at Madison College's Truax Campus Tuesday, Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in Room D1630. His message "Don't Dis-My-Ability" shows how anything is possible.

Anthony is the founder of Limbpossible, an organziation that brings awareness to the amputee community and introduces adaptive sports.

This free event is presented by Madison College's Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement and is open to the public.

After the presentation, facilitators with the Madison College Challenge Course will lead some challenge activities.

 

Published October 11, 2018. Updated October 12, 2018.

Public invited to tour Fountain Prairie Farm

Madison College's new outdoor classroom and hands-on laboratory at Fountain Prairie Farm will host an open house Oct. 18 from 1-4 p.m. The property, located at W1901 State Road 16 near Fall River and is home to the college's Institute for Sustainable Agriculture. It serves as an entrepreneurial incubator and an educational resource for the community.

At the open house visitors can tour the historic farm house, take a wagon tour of the property and enjoy refreshments in the barn. At 2:30 p.m. Provost Turina Bakken and Bryan Woodhouse, associate vice president, will give a presentation on this partnership and future plans for the property.

Free transportation will be provided from the Truax Campus Wright Street driveway at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. with return trips at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. 

Published October 5, 2018. Updated October 11, 2018.

Chef Series kicks off Oct. 23

Chef Justin Carlisle, owner of Ardent and two other restaurants in Milwaukee, will open the new season of the Madison College Chef Series Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. in the demonstration kitchen at the Truax Campus.

Carlisle is a graduate of Madison College’s Culinary Arts degree program and for the past four years was nominated for the James Beard Award Best Chef in the Midwest. He will talk about his entrepreneurial journey and demonstrate his skills providing samples to taste.

Food expert and television host Kyle Cherek is the new celebrity host for the series and Vollrath Company, producer of commercial food service equipment and supplies, is the presenting sponsor.

Tickets for the event are available now.

 

Published October 3, 2018. Updated October 17, 2018.

Smart Start offers college application assistance

Madison College staff will provide help with the college application and financial aid process at the next Smart Start session Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., South Campus, 2238 South Park St., Madison.

Attendees will take the Accuplacer exam, briefly explore careers, complete an application for free and apply for financial aid with assistance from Madison College staff.

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

Published September 26, 2018.

Workshop presents how-tos of getting food from farm to table

The Madison College Institute for Sustainable Agriculture will present a workshop on "Developing Farm-to-Table Supplier Relationships," Thursday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fountain Prairie Farm, Fall River.

The workshop will help farmers overcome the challenges of setting up and maintaining purchasing relationships with restaurants, institutions, grocery stores and customers. It will include a panel discussion with farmers, processors and buyers and a chef/farmer collaborative meal.

Cost of the workshop is $45 including lunch and advance registration is required.

Published September 26, 2018.

STEM speaker to describe 'An Actuarial Career'

Students who love math and would like to learn about various careers involving mathematics may be interested in the next presenter in the Madison College STEM Center Speaker Series. Paul Johnson, UW-Madison Department of Actuarial Sciences, will describe "An Actuarian Career," Wednesday, Oct. 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Truax Campus, Room E2800.

Johnson started out in chemistry but decided to pursue mathematics instead. He studied actuarial science and worked for Northwestern Mutual. Johnson has a Ph.D. in Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Insurance and is a professor at UW-Madison.

To register for this free event visit Eventbrite.

Other upcoming events:

  • Andy Kurth, Madison College: "Report from our Antarctic Weather Stations," Thursday, Oct. 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room E2800.
  • Visiting STEM faculty from the Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room E2800.

For more information about upcoming STEM speakers or to register for future events visit madisoncollege.com/stem-center.

Published September 26, 2018.

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