Announcements

Collaborate with a DELTA intern

Are you interested in working with a graduate or post-doc student through UW-Madison's DELTA internship program? The DELTA internship program at UW-Madison pairs our faculty with graduates and post-doc students to collaborate on teaching and learning projects.  

As graduate and post-doc students, DELTA interns are experts in their fields of study and bring new, innovative ideas to the classroom. This is a great opportunity to create change in your course and make a difference in the professional development of a future faculty member.

An open house will be held to introduce DELTA interns to Madison College on Friday, March 3, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Truax, Room B3243. There will be an open meet and greet session for faculty and staff to answer questions, give more information, and discuss potential partnerships.

If you are interested in attending or have questions about this event or program, please contact DELTA Coordinator Nilhan Gunasekera.

Instant Application Night events scheduled for regional campuses

Students interested in attending Madison College can apply for free and get help with the application at the following Instant Application Night events:

  • Portage campus, Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 3–6 p.m.
  • Reedsburg campus, Thursday, March 2, from 3–6 p.m.
  • Fort Atkinson campus, Tuesday, March 7, from 2:30–5:30 p.m.
  • Watertown campus, Thursday, March 9, from 2:30–5:30 p.m.
  • Truax campus, Wednesday, March 22, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Information will be available about career and academic counseling, financial aid, disability resources and veterans’ services. Those attending will receive free Madison College merchandise.

This is a drop-in event, no registration necessary. Applicants should bring their social security cards.

CETL class will teach document accessibility

Do you know how to create an Office document that looks good but can also be readby an individual with blindness? Can your document pass the screen reader test? Check out this short screencast demonstrating how a screen reader reads a PowerPoint presentation.

The Office Documents Accessibility Checklist class focuses on how to increase the accessibility of your Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and PDF documents.

Face to face sessions (held in the CETL Office): Monday, Feb. 27

  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • 1 p.m.- 2 p.m.
  • 3 p.m.-4 p.m.

Online sessions: Tuesday, Feb. 28

  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Register through CETL Thrive.

Questions? Contact Alan Natachu at 608-246-6050.

 

Student nurses seek donations for homeless

The Student Nurses Association is gathering new and gently used socks and hygiene items for Friends of State Street who support the homeless in our community. Please drop donations off by Wednesday, March 8. Collection bins can be found at the following locations:

  • Truax Gateway and D entrance
  • Health Building, both entrances
  • Protective Services, front entrance

Follow this link for a full list of needed items.

If you have questions, please contact student Tonia Weber or Nursing instructor Dr. Mara Eisch-Schweitzer.

Become a district event volunteer

Interested in representing Madison College in the community? Why not volunteer your time at district events? Madison College attends hundreds of events each year, many in your communities. 

Sessions will be offered to help you learn best practices and tips from the Recruitment team. You will also learn how to sign up to volunteer at an event using 25Live.

  • Truax: Tuesday, February 28, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Room D2639
  • Truax: Tuesday, February 28, 2-3 p.m. in Room D2639
  • Watertown: Wednesday, March 1, 4:30-5:40 p.m. in Room 119
  • Fort Atkinson: Wednesday, March 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Room 139

There is no need to register, and everyone is welcome.

Questions? Please contact Luke Dock, recruiting manager, at 608-246-6040.

 

 

 

Latino Youth Career and College Fair needs volunteers

The Latino Youth Career and College Fair is looking for volunteers to help throughout the event. The fair will take place at Truax on Friday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Duties include: 

  • Setup (setting up the registration tables and hospitality room, blowing up balloons)
  • Crowd control
  • Lunch crew
  • Moderator (bringing students to and from sessions, facilitating time and questions during session)
  • Cleanup

Four hundred Latino high school students are expected to attend this year. The goal of the fair is to provide these students, who normally would not have access to postsecondary or career information in Spanish, the opportunity to explore careers and meet bilingual Latino professionals. 

Sign up to volunteer at the Youth Career and College Fairs webpage.

 

Blackboard maintenance scheduled

Blackboard will be temporarily unavailable on Friday, March 3. from 1 to 5 a.m. Scheduled maintenance will occur during this time.

College seeks nominations for State Ambassador

Tuesday, Feb 28, is the final day to nominate a student for the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) State Ambassador selection process.

The State Ambassador Program began 30 years ago and is financially and philosophically supported by the financial services firm Robert W. Baird and Company, Inc., founded in 1919 in Milwaukee. The State Ambassador Program recognizes and rewards excellence among technical college students and seeks to develop greater public awareness of technical education in Wisconsin.

Every year, each of the 16 technical college districts in Wisconsin selects one student to be its WTCS State Ambassador. These 16 State Ambassadors represent the promise and success of nearly a half million students in the WTCS.

See the Role Description for more information and fill out a Nomination Form today.

Talk with a student who you believe would make a great ambassador for technical education in the State of Wisconsin and ask them if they would like to be nominated.

Questions? Call Jackie at 608-246-6343 or stop by the Student Life Center at Truax.

Previous WTCS Ambassadors from Madison College:

2016: Andrew Jones

2015: Sharilyn Hodel

2014: Pauline Chavez-Hemaidan

2013: Adrian Holtzman

2012:Ousmane Kabre

2011: Jacob Weigandt

2010: Qing Colucci

2009: Sabrina Madison

2008: Ann Goth

2007: Jeffrey Fahrenbach

2006: Johnna Lush

2005: Shaylea Stensven

2004: Brooke Knutson

2003: Shelby Sherry

2002: Michael Hinrichs

2001: Shannon Luey

2000: Christine Tate

1999: Andrew Smith

1998: Julie Goines

1997: Debbie Dvorak

1996: Loriann Knapton

1995:Curtis Wacker

Employers coming to Truax

The Career and Employment Center has announced visits from the following employers:

Ho-Chunk Gaming—Wisconsin Dells
Stop by the Truax Gateway on Wednesday. Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about career opportunities. Representatives Michael and Kayree will be available to answer questions.

ABR Employment Services
Stop by the Truax Gateway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Representative Tamaris will be on hand to answer you questions.

Boys and Girls Club of Dane County
Stop by the Truax Gateway from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March, 1. Representatives Laisha and Tiffany will be available to tell you more.

Home Depot
Stop by the Truax Gateway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, to learn more. Chris and Rebecca will be available to give more information and answer questions.

The Villa at Middleton Village
Stop by the Truax Gateway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, and chat with Jessica to learn more about the opportunities.

Senior Helpers
Stop by the Truax Gateway from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8. Brittany will be available to answer questions and give more information on career opportunities.

Please pass this information onto your students. 

Vet Tech students to promote pet dental health

The second-year Veterinary Technician students will host a Pet Dental Health Fair on Wednesday, March 1, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the Truax Gateway. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this free, informative event to gain information on topics such as home dental care for your pets, good and bad chew toys and dental care for horses.  

Please do not bring your animals to this event. 

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