When you think “Girl Scouts,” you may think campfires and cookie sales. How about welding, power tools, plumbing and electrical work? Madison College and the Girl Scouts recently teamed up to put together Camp BUILD to bring these skills to young women. Sandra Rae Thistle, known to her students as “Bam-Bam,” teaches carpentry at Madison […]
Madison College is more than “book learnin’”, and a public open house on May 5 at the Commercial Avenue Learning Center will feature ceramics, jewelry, and carpentry classes and products created. Jan talks with Joanne Kirkland, ceramics instructor, and John Stephaney, carpentry instructor, about their programs and the open house.
In 2016, then-Presidential candidate Donald Trump warned that, if immigration continued unchecked, there might be a taco truck on every corner. To many of us, that sounded just fine. Madison College must think so, too, as they have recently adopted a program called the Food Truck Series to teach would-be culinary entrepreneurs to start, manage […]
Nearly two hundred people gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of Madison College’s Goodman South Campus at the corner of Badger Road and South Park Street today. Madison College President Jack Daniels hosted the ceremony and invited administrators, donors, and community partners to share remarks about what they hoped would be a historic day for South […]
Madison College will soon be offering a scholarship to LGBTQ students, thanks to a new $20,000 gift from QBE, an Australian insurance company with offices in Sun Prairie. For now, scholarships will be available starting in three years, but the director and student communities hope to raise additional funds to offer it sooner. Madison College […]
If it’s hard to find an affordable apartment in Madison, imagine trying to find a place where you can paint an enormous canvas in oil paints, or to weld a 12-foot tall sculpture, or practice with your large drum corps. Back in 2011, the Madison Cultural Plan concluded that “Madison is a community rich with […]