During Winter Fest, team Matters stopped by the Black Student Union's table. There they spoke with Sed Smith, president of the Black Student Union (BSU), about events they have planned during Black History Month.
One of these events is the annual Black and Brilliant forum, which is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, 12 – 3 p.m. in Room D1630B. The event will feature panelists Kaleem Caire, Gail Ford, Keetra Burnette, Michael Davis and Ali Muldrow.
Published February 3, 2017. Updated February 24, 2017.
The Matters Team met with Bryan Woodhouse, dean of the School of Business and Applied Arts, to discuss the upcoming Chef Series, which will take place in the new state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen at Truax.
The Madison College Chef Series will highlight the entrepreneurial journey of each guest chef and the challenges they faced along the way. The evening will also cover methods of preparation, cooking demonstrations and serving of appetizers prepared by the chefs.
“These are people who have really climbed to the pinnacle of the culinary world,” exclaimed Woodhouse. “They have been gracious enough to come in and share their experience and their story with our students, and also with the general public, so we’re really excited about that.”
Chef Mindy Segal kicks off the series on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. “Cookies and Cream with Mindy Segal” is free to Madison College students. A limited amount of tickets are also available to the public for $25 on Eventbrite.
Future events in the series include:
Published January 27, 2017. Updated February 15, 2017.
In the days just before the Atrium Café opened for the start of the semester, the Matters team spoke with Jason Walker, the college's Food Service executive chef. They learned about the different food items now available — old favorites and exciting new options.
The remodel not only provides new food venues but also a spacious, comfortable place for students and staff to eat. It has seating for 450 people and has large, south-facing windows.
"It's fresh, it's airy, it's well-lit," Walker said of the new space. "Sunlight makes a big deal."
Published January 20, 2017. Updated February 17, 2017.
Last week, Donna Page took the Matters team on a tour of the Gallery at Truax, giving them a preview of the upcoming exhibition African Art: Traditional and Modern. Sarah Stolte, coordinator for the Gallery 211 downtown, asked Page to act as curator of the exhibition.
African Art: Traditional and Modern is sponsored in part by the Madison College Center for International Education and is presented at the Gallery 211, located in the DTEC, and the Gallery at Truax.
Both locations feature traditional African masks and sculptures, as well as contemporary paintings, drawings and prints created by various African artists. The exhibits come from 16 countries across Africa. All the works are on loan from collectors in the Madison area.
The two oldest exhibits are located in the Gallery 211. They are 2,000 to 3,000-year-old terra cotta pieces discovered in Nigerian tin mines during the mid-twentieth century.
The Gallery at Truax exhibit will be on display Tuesday, Jan. 10, through Thursday, Feb. 9. A reception will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m.
The Gallery 211 exhibit will be on display Tuesday, Jan. 10, through Thursday, Feb. 23. A reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Published January 9, 2017. Updated January 11, 2017.
Despite nearly Arctic conditions outside, it was warm in the Truax building when the Matters team asked faculty and staff what they planned to do over winter break.
Published December 19, 2016.
After interviewing Gwen Jones and Carly Brady about the new West campus, the Matters team decided they needed to see the new space, located at 8017 Excelsior Drive, for themselves. They drove across town to visit the new campus.
The space was under construction, being renovated to fit the needs of the classes it will soon hold. Workers were beginning to install cabinets and furniture.
As the Matters team toured the new space, stepping around Shop Vacs and ladders, they imagined how different the space will look when the credit and non-credit professional and continuing education classes begin in January of 2017.
The new West Campus will provide easy access for students interested in program classes for business, liberal arts transfer and pre-health programs, as well as non-credit professional and continuing education classes. The new campus is composed of six classrooms, two computer labs, a biology lab, a kitchen lab and student computer and support areas.
Madison Metro bus service (Route 15) and the campus free shuttle make it easy for students to travel between Truax and the West Campus. For those who drive themselves, free parking is offered in a spacious lot.
Published December 12, 2016.
There’s still time to participate in the Combined Charitable Campaign.
To date, the campaign is $2,000 ahead of this point in time in 2015. Employees can help break last year’s record and hit this year’s goal of $80,000 in many ways.
The Online auction begins today.
Cutest pet contest ends Friday.
Pledging is still open!
Reminder: To access documents and information on SharePoint, employees must enter using his or her college email as a username, along with their college network password.
Published December 5, 2016. Updated December 7, 2016.
The Matters team spoke with a few faculty and staff about what they are doing to help protect the environment.
Here at Madison College, we are not only conserving natural resources, but financial resources as well. For example, if you return your inter office envelopes to the Mail Center to be reused, you are not only saving trees, but you are helping to keep costs down for the college.
Published November 28, 2016.
In the days before Thanksgiving, the Matters team hit the halls of Truax to ask faculty and staff, "What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?"
We received many great answers. Madison College's faculty and staff are a grateful bunch. They are thankful for everything from friends and family, to beautiful weather and cranberry sauce.
Published November 21, 2016.