A UW-Madison student magazine turns 10 this week.

Curb Magazine, which in 2010 became the first college publication in the nation to include an iPad version, will launch its latest edition Wednesday. The launch is being preceded by a "10 Days of Curb" lead-up on Facebook, in which editors created a puzzle out of the magazine's cover, filling in a new piece each day. More at facebook.com/curbmagazine.

The magazine is staffed annually by a new group of 20 journalism students and promises a fresh take on state affairs, said this year's editor, senior Emily Connor. One story will feature the Shakespeare Prison Project. Another will be about Catholic feminists, focusing on an 86-year-old La Crosse nun, according to teasers on the Facebook page.

The 2012 edition of Curb will be available Wednesday in print and at curbonline.com. Curb will also be adapted for Apple iBooks and available for free through iTunes.

"The digital versions of Curb include additional video and audio content that make our stories about Wisconsin even richer," says Molly Reppen, a senior who guides multimedia packages for the magazine.

A launch party will be held Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at HotelRED, 1501 Monroe St., across from Camp Randall Stadium.

MATC registration

Registration for spring 2013 courses at Madison Area Technical College begins Tuesday and continues through Jan. 14, the first day of classes. For more information visit madisoncollege.edu.

The college again is sponsoring a competition next spring for student entrepreneurs. The contest will award a $5,000 cash prize.

The Madison College Challenge is hosted by the business and applied arts school and is open to all current students enrolled in at least one spring semester class. Students also must have completed an eight-week entrepreneurship immersion course at the college that's offered in the spring. It's open to students from any major or concentration.

Working individually or as a team, students then submit a business plan for a start-up company in any sector.

Successful competitors progress through three phases of reviews by judges with winners announced in May. There will be an overall winner plus awardees in different categories: life sciences and health care; advanced manufacturing, agriculture and food systems; and design, technology and business services.

For more info visit madisoncollege2013.istart.org.

  • Reporter, Wisconsin State Journal

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