Media Watch

Associate vice president, instructors discuss worker deficit

In case you missed it, here’s the link to Channel 27’s special “sweeps” report on the need for workers in the skilled trades. Associate Vice President Denise Reimer and Construction and Remodeling Instructors Allie Berenyi and Sandy Thistle were interviewed for the story.


Published November 13, 2019.

Returning soldier, future student featured by News 3

Channel 3 aired a story Monday, Nov. 11, about a special Veterans Day tribute for a Johnson Creek man. Ben Craven just returned home from a deployment in Afghanistan. Ben plans to attend Madison College this January with his wife, Abbi.


Published November 13, 2019.

More media covers Yusef Salaam’s presentation

More media coverage of Yusef Salaam’s sold out presentation at the Mitby Theater. Madison365 has now posted a story about the event, which was also covered by Channel 3Channel 15Channel 47, Cap Times, Wisconsin State Journal and the Clarion.

Published November 11, 2019.

Mitby Theater packed for event

Yusef Salaam’s sold out show at the Mitby Theater is attracting a lot of media attention. The Wisconsin State Journal, Cap Times, Channel 3 and Channel 15 and Madison365 covered the event. Salaam was one of five teens wrongfully convicted of the brutal 1989 Central Park rape and assault of a white female jogger.

They went on to be known as the Central Park Five. In 2002, a convicted murderer and serial rapist serving life in prison, confessed that he alone had committed the crime. Since his release, Salaam has committed himself to advocating and educating people on racial disparities within the criminal justice system.


Published November 8, 2019. Updated November 11, 2019.

Portage staff makes front page

Madison College Lead Custodian Leigh Bartel is on the front page of the Portage Daily Register.

Bartel was interviewed while shoveling snow outside the Portage Campus.



Published November 8, 2019.

Is your snow blower ready?

Changes. Channel 3’s interview with Instructor Dan Hein aired Monday, Nov. 2, 5:30-7 a.m. It was originally scheduled for this weekend. The topic is getting your snow blower ready for winter (which is now).

Published November 4, 2019.

Tech Service employee talks with Wisconsin Public Radio

If you’ve completed your security awareness training, you know two-factor authentication passwords can double your protection. On Monday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m., Information Security Architect Jesse La Grew, was on Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss why more digital accounts are switching to this security format.

Published November 4, 2019.

Local media features Madison College advisors

Advisors Nina Catterall and Shawna Marquardt are featured in the Baraboo News Republic and the Reedsburg Times-Press for a story about a new “Pop-Up Career Closet” that’s giving students free business-casual and interview clothing.

Published November 1, 2019.

Ascendium highlights Goodman South Campus

The Goodman South Campus is highlighted on Ascendium’s education news web page. Ascendium donated $10.2 million to the campus project.

Published November 1, 2019.

Marketing instructor shares about local holiday hiring

Marketing instructor Kristin Uttech talked to Channel 3 Tuesday, Oct. 29, about the holiday hiring and sales outlook.

Published October 30, 2019.