Media Watch

Instructor discusses robot job takeover

Channel 3 interviewed Automated Manufacturing instructor Peter Dettmer today about a new report that says 38 percent of U.S. jobs are at risk of being replaced by robots. The story is scheduled to air at 5 p.m.  

*Any views or opinions expressed in items that appear in “Media Watch” represent the position of the source and do not necessarily reflect those of Madison College.

Published March 24, 2017. 

Badger State Spelling Bee sparks news story

S-p-e-l-l-i-n-g B-e-e. Wisconsin’s top spellers will be invading Madison College’s Mitby Theater Saturday, March 25, at 1 p.m. for the Badger State Spelling Bee. The top three spellers will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

The Wisconsin State Journal recently published a story about this year’s competition.

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Published March 24, 2017. 

Instructor featured in Cap Times

Architectural Technology instructor Michael Ford is featured in a Cap Times story for organizing the premiere of the Hip-Hop Architecture Camp. 

Ford plans to publish a booklet of ideas from the camp. Urban planners for the city of Madison and Dane County are expected to use the information in their planning processes.

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Published March 22, 2017.

Madison College mentioned in Wisconsin State Journal

Madison College is mentioned in a front page article in the Wisconsin State Journal about a first-of-its-kind college expo.

Students who attend the College Access Festival at Memorial High School on March 30 will get one-on-one help filling out their FAFSA and admissions applications.

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Published March 22, 2017.

Keith Cornille talks Scholars of Promise

Dr. Keith Cornille, executive vice president and chief student services officer, was interviewed by Channel 3 about the college’s Scholars of Promise program. 

Student Irene Katana was also interviewed for the story.

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Published March 22, 2017.

Columbus Journal features Kelly Crombie

Columbus mayor Kelly Crombie was reappointed to the Madison College District Board. The Columbus Journal recently ran a story about the appointment, which still must be approved by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board.

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Published March 20, 2017.

Jeff Matcha talks with Channel 3

Jeff Matcha, program director for Emergency Medical Services, interviewed about a new survey that says suicide rates for first responders is 10 times higher than the general population.

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Published March 20, 2017. Updated March 22, 2017.

Keith Cornille speaks to Channel 3 about startling new survey

Dr. Keith Cornille, executive vice president and chief student services officer, was interviewed by Channel 3 about a recent survey that says half of community college students are at risk of hunger and/or homelessness. Dr. Cornille talked about how Madison College is helping students who face these challenges. View the interview here.

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Published March 20, 2017.

Reedsburg Times-Press features Scholars of Promise program

Javier Neira Salazar and Linda Spencer were recently interviewed by the Reedsburg Times-Press for a story about the college’s “Scholars of Promise” program.

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Published March 20, 2017. 

Isthmus review highlights instructor

Miranda Hawk, chair of Communications and Performing Arts, is featured in the Isthmus review of the play "August: Osage County."

Hawk plays the character of Barbara in the production, which runs through March 25 at the Bartell Theatre in Madison. The Isthmus called the play “heartbreaking and real.”

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Published March 20, 2017. 

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