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Help available for students as they begin job hunting

Help available for students as they begin job hunting

Katie Paape, News Editor

May 7, 2019

It is finally the end of the semester. For many students, the years of schooling are complete, and they’re ready to begin careers in their chosen fields. In Wisconsin, there is an abundance of jobs, and it can be difficult to know where to begin looking, or even if you should look in the field you...

PTK honored at international convention

Britton Downing, Contributor

May 7, 2019

The Madison College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) brought home two top awards and two high level scholarships at this year’s International convention in Orlando, Florida. The President of our college, Dr. Jack Daniels III, also brought home the prestigious Shirley B. Gordon award of Distinction f...

Resources available for those in need

Resources available for those in need

Luke Hoppe, Contributor

May 7, 2019

In 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimated that 4,907 people are homeless in Wisconsin and that 92 percent are currently sheltered, according to the HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report. When Madison experienced one of its worst winters and two homeless men fr...

Transitional housing provides a path out of homelessness

Christopher Bird, Contributor

May 7, 2019

When the issue of homelessness comes up in conversation or debate, it’s not uncommon to hear someone ask, “Why don’t these people do something about their situation?” The answer, unfortunately, is that “It’s very complicated.” Those who work and volunteer in programs to help the homele...

Street Pulse breathes life into homeless community

Street Pulse breathes life into homeless community

Krystal Pence, Contributor

May 7, 2019

More than 3,500 people in the Madison community experience homelessness each year. Many in this often marginalized population, not only lack the resources they need to get back on their feet, they are missing out on an opportunity to have their voices be heard.  But since 2005, local publication, ...

Senate holds survey to learn about housing

Sara Adams, Contributor

May 7, 2019

Madison College’s Student Senate is conducting a survey to find out how many Madison College students are impacted by housing issues including safety, affordability and accessibility. The Student Senate Affordable Housing Initiative Survey is led by student senator Catherine Larson. Student Senate Affor...

Homeless but not hopeless

Mitchell Barradas, Contributor

May 7, 2019

Most students would agree that final exams are a challenging time. But for some students, the even greater challenge is trying to prepare for finals while sleeping in a car, with limited access to WI-FI and struggling to find something to eat. Homelessness and food insecurity amongst students is on the rise...

Students earn 30 medals in Skills USA event

CLARION STAFF REPORT

May 7, 2019

Madison College students earned 30 medals in the SkillsUSA annual State Leadership and Skills Conference at the Alliant Energy Center and Expo Hall on May 1. Eleven of these students qualified for the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, in late June. Students recevin...

Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf

Erika Linzner, Librarian

May 7, 2019

As we wrap up another semester and look forward to the warm days of summer, the Madison College Libraries and Student Achievement Centers reflect on another successful academic year. Our unit’s success is due, in part, to our marvelous student desk staff. We would like to take a moment to show our deep appr...

Public Safety

Public Safety

Officer Lucas Adler

May 7, 2019

Public Safety Officers respond to many calls for service and we communicate our activities to the college community.  Here are some of the notable incidents from the past couple weeks. On April 25, Public Safety received a call of an individual who had injured them self in a fall.  Public ...

Ready for book rental

Ready for book rental

Catherine Larsen, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

About a decade ago, students began discussing the extremely high cost of textbooks and the idea of a textbook rental program. During the fall semester of 2017 President Dr. Daniels charged the Student Affairs Council to begin working on this initiative. Once the ball started rolling, it couldn’t be...

Student leaders honored at college’s annual awards banquet

Student leaders honored at college’s annual awards banquet

Katie Paape, News Editor

May 7, 2019

The Executive Leadership Team recognized student leaders and instructors at Madison College during an “Leadership in Wonderland” themed Celebration of Student Success held on April 25. There were over 90 nominees and 11 different categories. Nominees included high achieving students, teachers, a...

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