Campus Updates for Jan. 22

Clarion staff

Preacher Moss End of Racism Tour
Preacher Moss will bring his End of Racism Tour to the Truax cafeteria on Jan. 23 from noon-1 p.m. The objective of the tour is to develop dialogue between all groups to quash racism.

Diversity is …
The college is developing a college-wide definition of diversity and will seek out student input in two informative sessions and discussions in Truax classrooms later this month. There will be two brainstorming student sessions. The first will take place on Jan. 28 from 11:45 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. in Room D2634. On Jan. 29, there will be a second session at the same time in Room C1435. The definition discussed in the sessions will be used to guide the development of a college-wide diversity plan. There will be a free lunch provided for students who attend.

Open Mic at WolfPack Den
The next Open Mic at the WolfPack Den will be on Jan. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For rules and to sign up, go to

Winter Fest celebration
This year’s Madison College Winter Festival will take place Jan 29-30. The festival kicks off with karaoke in the WolfPack Den on Jan. 29. It will be followed up with food, music and games at the Student Involvement Fair on Jan. 30.
Students who take classes in the evening can join for hot chocolate and free snacks.

Next Math Club meeting
The Math Club will hold their next meeting, “Some Things to Know About Mathematical Optimization” on Jan. 31 at 3:30 p.m. in Room A2021. Michael Ferris, a professor at UW-Madison, will speak at the event and lead the discussion.

Hula Hoop Fitness event
The Program and Activities Council is holding Hula Hoop Fitness, an event on campus to give lessons on basic fitness moves using a weighted hula-hoop. While doing the activities, participants may be able to burn up to 500 calories. Hula-hoops will be provided. Sign up can via phone call or text message at (608) 514-6480. The event will be in the Student Lounge at Truax Feb. 5 and 11 from noon-2 p.m.

Snowshoeing workshop
There will be a Building Community Through Snowshoeing workshop held for Madison College students on Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The workshop is meant to teach students how to work with others to form an effective team that can meet goals and trust each other.  Transportation, equipment and lunch are included. To register, go to

Get help filing your taxes
Madison College students may sign up for free tax preparation and electronic filing right on campus. Appointments are available Tuesday afternoons from 12:30-3:30 p.m. To make an appointment, call (608) 243-4310.