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Another big gift offers boost to South Campus: Latest donation enables college to move forward with full development

Another big gift offers boost to South Campus: Latest donation enables college to move forward with full development

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

November 7, 2017


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Madison College has received an additional $3 million donation, as well as a $3.5 million challenge grant towards the construction of the new South Campus. The challenge grant and the donation combined could lead to a possible $10 million to be donated to the project. Paired with the additional...

Off The Shelf: It’s easy to find reasons to be grateful

Off The Shelf: It’s easy to find reasons to be grateful

Matt Coan, Librarian

November 7, 2017


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As usual, it seems the price of a wedge of pie in November comes down to some mention of gratitude. So long as it isn’t mincemeat pie, I’ll take that bargain every time. Actually, now that I’m not 12, I would probably like mincemeat now that I understand there is no actual meat in it. As a librarian...

Clarion staff earns national recognition

Clarion Staff Report

November 7, 2017


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The Clarion received eight national awards at the Associated Collegiate Press National College Media Convention held Oct. 25-29 in Dallas. The collection included four individual Pacemaker Awards, three best-of-show awards and recognition of a staff member as a finalist for two-year college reporter...

Thanksgiving Basket Drive has become a holiday tradition

Tiffany Jones, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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Located on Madison’s East side, The Goodman Community Center is a long-standing nonprofit organization that has been serving people of all ages for over 50 years. The Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St., offers many programs and services a few of which include Girls Inc., early childhood education,...

College gets $3 million grant to improve advising

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

November 7, 2017


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Madison College was awarded a $3 million research grant to improve advising services to students and increase college degree completion or transfer. Over the next year, staff will work to identify process improvements and create a new and enhanced system to better provide student services. The Title...

Fundraiser supports dental service trip to Belize

Jessica Deegan, News Editor

November 7, 2017


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Simple things, like functioning bathrooms, garbage pick up and running water are just a few things that some people from Belize do not have, and things that we take for granted, explained Colleen Volenberg, a former Madison College student who participated in the 2015 Belize mission trip. For the...

Instructor Profile: Timothy Twohill- Class treats aren’t the only tricks instructor employs

Spice Phongthiengthan, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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Trail mix and Twizzlers are the snacks that Timothy Twohill brings to his literature class every Tuesday night. At 5:30 p.m., students are usually tired from classes or work that they had throughout the day. Twohill knows his class is at the time that his students should be at home having supper so...

More than a companion: Service dogs like Juliet improve the lives of people who need extra assistance

More than a companion: Service dogs like Juliet improve the lives of people who need extra assistance

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

November 7, 2017


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It is a special moment to receive a hug from Juliet, a service dog in training who is frequently found in the Madison College Student Life Center. Hugging is just one of the things Juliet is learning how to do as part of her training. She is learning multiple different skills that will benefit her...

ArchiTECHture students work with buildings in 3D programs

ArchiTECHture students work with buildings in 3D programs

Andrew Kicmol, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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The advancement of technology has changed the way architects design and create buildings. Instead of spending hours at a drafting table using a pencil and a piece of paper to design and create a building, now architecture is done on the computer. “The profession is definitely going towards completing...

Visiting Danish students experience American culture

Visiting Danish students experience American culture

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

October 24, 2017


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Danish student Jacob Brunn sat down on the rain-drenched bleachers at Middleton High School’s football field where he jumped up with a shiver and a wet bottom. Madison College instructor and mentor for the Danish student, Nancy Stillwell, quickly gave him her pink scarf to sit on, and then proceeded...

Now is the time to start thinking about next semester classes

Joe Greenberg, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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Registration for the 2018 spring semester begins shortly, and now is the time to act. Course listings and times can be viewed on students’ myMadisonCollege page. All students have been assigned a specific timeframe to register. The timeframe depends on the amount of credits they’ve completed, their...

Planting seeds of entrepreneurship across the college

Joe Greenberg, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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In March 2016, Madison College officially established its Center for Entrepreneurship. The primary mission of the center is to “plant the seeds for entrepreneurship all across the college,” according to Bryan Woodhouse, Executive Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship. It is the collaboration...

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