Campus Updates

Ryan Spoehr, Editor in Chief

Writer’s Life Lecture Series

On Feb. 16, Madison College will hold the inaugural event in the “Writer’s Life” Lecture Series at the Downtown campus. Panelists will include local novelists Michelle Wildgen and Dwight Allen. They will provide insights into the working world of today’s novelist. The event will be held in Room D240. Contact Larry D. Hansen for more information at (608) 258-2389 or [email protected]

Comedian Preacher Moss

Comedian Preacher Moss will be performing in the Truax cafeteria on Feb. 17 at 11:30. Moss will be stopping at Madison College on his “End of Racism” tour. Moss is a comedian and a writer who focuses on racism and poverty in America.  The Program and Activities Council and Student Life will put on the event.

Alternative Spring Break Trips

The Volunteer Center and Student Life provide opportunities for students to participate in service trips to various locations in the U.S.. This year, there will be two different trips offered during spring break from March 12-16. Groups will be traveling to either Washington D.C. or New York City. The service trips are forming right now.

Both trips will focus on service relative to hunger, homelessness, persons living with chronic health conditions and urban issues. The deadline to sign up for one of these trips is Feb. 15. Go to to sign up.

VA’s Wellness Program

The VA’s wellness program offers free courses designed to help individuals with health and wellness goals. The classes include Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Tai Chi Fundamentals, Mindful Warrior Yoga, Mindful Eating and Mindful Men.

Classes will be on Feb. 23 from Noon-1:30 or 1:30-3:30.