Madison College News

Presentation addresses would-be entrepreneurs

Individuals who have ideas and aspirations for business ownership can benefit from the next Madison College Business Planning workshop, "Dreaming of Becoming an Entrepreneur?", Monday, Sept. 18 from 6-8 p.m. in Room B3279 of the Truax Campus.


This informational and engaging workshop may spark your passion into a reality. Topics include the state of entrepreneurship (business ownership), the entrepreneurial mindset, characteristics of a successful entrepreneur, idea generation, and resources for your entrepreneurial journey.


The Business Planning Series is free to Madison College students and to the general public unless otherwise notedEntrepreneurs from communities surrounding Madison are encouraged to attend.

Published September 12, 2017.

College to hold Never Forget Blood Drive on 9/11

In honor of the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Madison College School of Human and Protective Services will host an American Red Cross blood drive Monday at the Truax Campus Protective Services Building, 1701 Pearson Street. Donors should come to Rooms 229, 233 or 235 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.



Published September 8, 2017.

Next South Campus Smart Start session Oct. 14

Inividuals who want to become Madison College students can get hands-on help through the college application and financial aid process during Smart Start sessions at the South Campus. The next session will be offered Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Advanced registration is required and seats are limited to 20 students. Lunch is provided to registered attendees.


During the session participants will take the Accuplacer placement exam, briefly explore careers, compete an application for free and apply for financial aid. Bring a photo ID, official high school transcript (if available) and necessary documents to begin the financial aid process.


For more information contact the South Campus at or 608-243-4200.


Published September 7, 2017. Updated September 19, 2017.

STEM Center events begin Sept. 5

This fall the new Madison College STEM Center began providing programming, services and guidance to foster engagement and success in Science Technology Engineering and Math careers. The Center will provide a speaker series, tours of STEM related programs at the college and presentations about transfer opportunities for students in those programs.


Dr. Rachel Lancor, associate professor of Chemistry, Physics and Geoscience at Edgewood College, will speak on her areas of expertise on Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Room C1454 at the Truax Campus.


On Wednesday, Sept. 6, Dr. Ross Radel, PE, president of Phoenix Nuclear Labs, will speak on High-Yield Neutron Generators of Industrial Applications. The event will be held in Room C1450 at the Truax Campus. His presentaion will focus on the technology behind a new gas target neutron generator recently developed by PNL.


Additional speaker series events in September include:

  • Sept. 13 - Andrew Santoso, Catherine Stefel and May Weisman, UW-Madison, "The Many Paths of a Medical Physicist"
  • Sept. 20 - Dr. Matthew Lazzara, Madison College faculty, "Observing Antarctica with the Next Generation Polar Climate and Weather Station"
  • Sept. 27 - Daryl Rothamer, ACS Design, Construction, Inegration, "An Engineer's Journey-It Began with an Interest in Engines"


For further information and future programs contact the STEM Center at or 608-246-6285.

Published September 1, 2017. Updated September 5, 2017.

Madison College announces new South Campus location

At a news conference Monday, Aug. 28, Madison College revealed that its new South Campus will be located at the intersection of Badger Road and Park Street in Madison.


The college also announced that $11.3 million in contributions from the Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation and the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation will cover costs associated with Phase One of the project. The first phase includes the purchase of property and development of the a facility that will house learning spaces and student support services, plus science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education that will allow students, particularly those from the Madison Metropolitan School District, to earn college credits while earning their high school diploma.


Fundraising efforts are underway for Phase Two of the project, which will which will consist of an expansion of the complex to include enhanced services, additional classrooms and community space.

Published August 28, 2017.

Madison College leads the way in micro-credentials

Kate Radionoff, dean of the School of Professional and Continuing Education at Madison College, explained how the college has developed digital badges for 115 noncredit courses in an article published by InBusiness.


Radionoff began exploring the possibilities of issuing micro-credentials in 2011.


Digital badges document skill sets mastered by noncredit students and can be electronically shared with employers. Students can also share them on social media sites such as LinkedIn.


As the college provides training for many local employers, participants can earn these badges to verify the skills they have mastered.


For more information on employee training and digital badges contact Radionoff at 608-258-2309 or

Published August 25, 2017.

College announces Labor Day closure

All Madison College campuses and district buildings will be closed Saturday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 4 in observance of Labor Day. Classes and services will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Published August 22, 2017. Updated August 25, 2017.

Service hours extended

Most Student Development and Success service departments will offer extended service hours Saturday, Aug. 26 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 28 through Thursday, Aug. 31 from 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Regular service hours will resume on Friday, Sept. 1.

Published August 21, 2017.

Student service hours reduced for Convocation

All student services offices at all Madison College campuses will be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. for college-wide staff in-service. Most Student Development and Success service units will reopen at 1 p.m.


Published August 21, 2017.

Learn about social entrepreneurship at free workshop

Do you have an interest in opening a for-profit or nonprofit organization aimed at addressing a social, cultural and/or environmental issues? 


As part of the Business Planning series, the Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting a highly interactive workshop that will introduce you to the expanding and evolving field of social entrepreneurship.


The topics that will be highlighted:

  • Explore the meaning of social entrepreneurship
  • Examine businesses that are doing well and making a difference at the same time
  • Brainstorm potential social enterprise ideas of your own.


This workshop will be held Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 6-8 p.m. at the Madison College Truax Campus, room D1630C.


Registration is required as space is limited.


The Business Planning Series is free to Madison College students and to the general public unless otherwise noted. Entrepreneurs from communities surrounding Madison are encouraged to attend. 

Published August 21, 2017.