Madison College News

Career Planning workshops offered in June

Madison College will offer Career Planning workshops for current and prospective students at most campuses during the month of June. The Career Planning Workshop helps attendees learn how their interests, skills and values play a role in choosing a career. Participants explore components of CareerLocker, an engaging approach to career development that incorporates occupational information, educational options and employment resources.

Workshops are scheduled for the following dates and times:

  •  June 14 at 12:30 p.m., Portage Campus
  •  June 18 at 9:30 a.m., Watertown Campus
  •  June 19 at 12:30 p.m., Reedsburg Campus
  •  June 26 at 9 a.m., Truax Campus

For more information visit madisoncollege.edu/career-employment events.

Published June 13, 2018. Updated June 14, 2018.

Madison College breaks ground for Goodman South Campus

Officials from Madison College and more than 200 business and community leaders, civil rights advocates and others came together Monday, June 11, to celebrate the groundbreaking of the college's new south campus in Madison. The facility will be known as the Goodman South Campus to honor Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman, namesakes of the foundation that contributed a lead gift of $10 million to construct the campus in what is widely considered to be the most impoverished area of Madison.

The campus will be constructed at the intersection of Badger Road and Park Street and is slated to be open when fall classes begin in 2019. It will house classrooms and hands-on learning labs, wrap-around student services and instructional programs in STEM- and IT-related fields, including an early college STEM academy for high school juniors and seniors in the Madison Metropolitan School District. In addition, there will be gathering spaces for community members, regardless of whether they are students at the college.

"Building a new campus in south Madison isn't about Madison College. It's about serving a population that has been historically underrepresented and marginalized," said Dr. Jack E Daniels III, president of Madison College. "It is answering the call to break the multigenerational cycle of poverty for south side residents and opening the door to a future of possibilities that have escaped the reality of those who live there."

Construction of the campus, estimated at $23 million, is being funded with private contributions. At 75,000 square feet, the Goodman South Campus will be six times the size of the current Village on Park location. Operational costs will be covered by the college's base budget.

Published June 12, 2018.

Pilot program supports STEM students

A pilot program, with the help of a Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation grant, was created to expand the number of underrepresented minority students in STEM programs. 

The STEM Scholars Program provides support to students through faculty mentors, peer tutors, peer mentors and additional resources. 

Read more about this story on our Medium page. 

Published June 4, 2018.

Information Technology programs host open house

Instructors in Madison College's Information Technology programs will welcome visitors Tuesday, June 12 from 2-6 p.m. in the Health and IT Building of the Truax Campus, 1705 Hoffman St., Madison.

IT faculty members will be available to discuss educational goals. Madison College staff will be available to assist individuals with enrollment for IT certificates and courses. For more information about the event contact the School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology office at 608-246-6800, or email ITDept@madisoncollege.edu.

Published June 1, 2018.

Event to raise funds for Rainbow Scholarship

Madison College will commemorate LGBT Pride Month with an evening of storytelling and celebration Friday, June 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.

"Stories Within the Letters: An Evening of Celebrating our Lives," a fundraiser for the Madison College Rainbow Scholarship, will feature a storytelling session, a storytelling booth, delicious hors d'oeuvres and music by DJ Sarah Akawa of Queer Pressure. 

Featured storytellers will include Akawa, Ja'Mel Ware of Intellectual Ratchet, Patrick Farabaugh of Our Lives Magazine, Julia Haseleu of Madison College, Julia and Shauna of LGBT Books to Prisoners, Bria Brown and more.

Tickets are free. Donations will be accepted and there will be a 50/50 raffle. The event will be held in Room D1630 B/C at the Truax Campus.

Published May 30, 2018.

Information Technology programs host open house

Instructors in Madison College's Information Technology programs will welcome visitors Tuesday, June 12 from 2-6 p.m. in the Health and IT Building of the Truax Campus, 1705 Hoffman St., Madison.

IT faculty members will be available to discuss educational goals. Madison College staff will be available to assist individuals with enrollment for IT certificates and courses. For more information about the event contact the School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology office at 608-246-6800, or email ITDept@madisoncollege.edu

 

Published May 30, 2018. Updated June 1, 2018.

College observes Memorial Day

All Madison College campuses and district buildings will be closed Saturday, May 26-Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Services will resume on Tuesday, May 29.

Online resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at madisoncollege.edu via askMadisonCollege. Check the Department Directory to verify service hours by individual department.

Published May 23, 2018.

Advisor discusses good news for recent graduates

Rochelle Wanner, a Madison College career and employment advisor, discussed data on hiring with Channel 15 recently. The National Association of Colleges and Employers reports a 4 percent increase in hiring. Wanner said company growth, employee retirement and need for local talent is causing higher demand for college graduates.

 

 

Published May 14, 2018.

Madison College, Edgewood College ink transfer agreements

Officials from Madison College and Edgewood College formalized two agreements on Friday, May 11 that will benefit transfer students from both institutions. One will benefit international students from Madison College who wish to transfer to Edgewood College, while the other will allow Madison College students who transfer to Edgewood before receiving their associate degree to "reverse transfer" classes taken at Edgewood to fulfill the requirements of their Madison College degree.

Both agrements are effective beginning with the 2018-19 academic year.

In what Madison College officials describe as agreements that are "innovative, forward-thinking and responsive to student needs," the first allows international students from Madison College with F1 or J-1 non-immigrant visa status, to receive their associate degree in liberal arts at Madison College and seamlessly transfer to Edgewood College to earn their bachelor's degree in as few as two additional years.

International students, as with all other Madison College students, will now be eligible to receive incremental scholarships from Edgewood College based on their cumulative GPA from Madison College. In addition, these students are eligible to live in Edgewood's on-campus residence halls during their period of enrollment at Madison College.

The second agreement allows Madison College students who earn at least 30 credits to transfer to Edgewood College, complete additional credits required for an associate degree, and transfer back those required credits to earn a Madison College associate degree.

Over the past five years, according to data collected by Madison College, liberal arts transfer students make up an average of 30 percent of its enrollments.

 

Published May 10, 2018. Updated May 14, 2018.

Spring graduation ceremony on livestream

The Madison Area Technical College spring commencement ceremony will take place Friday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. For those who cannot attend the ceremony, it will be broadcast live online beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Students will receive associate degrees and technical diplomas from many of the 150 programs offered at the college. Parking is available at no charge. Attendees should plan ahead for traffic.

The processional will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. and the ceremony will last approximately two hours. If the ceremony needs to be cancelled for any reason, information will be posted on the Madison College website.

Published May 10, 2018.

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