Order District Store products online

District Store products are now available for ordering online. A p-card is required for all Bookstore and District Store purchases both in-store and online effective Jan. 1, 2017. Please refer to the note from Mark Thomas regarding the new purchasing requirements.

Mail delivery routes to change

With the opening of our new West campus, the Madison mail delivery routes have been restructured:

Departure from Truax at 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday:

  • Foundation Center
  • South Madison Campus
  • New West Campus

Departure from Truax at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday:

  • Health Bldg
  • Protective Services Bldg
  • Commercial Ave
  • Downtown Campus
  • Foundation Center

Any mail received after those cutoff times will be delivered the next business day. Any part-time faculty who are relocating to a different campus this semester should complete the online form.

Questions? Please contact Mail Center Coordinator Kathy Waters at (608) 246-6051.


Blackboard Collaborative Ultra resources available

Below are resources to help you get started using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, Madison College’s web conferencing tool.

The Basics

Find Your Way Around

Record a Session

Use Audio and Video

Use Chat

Know the Tools

Best Practices

What’s New in Collaborate Ultra?

You can also register for a training session in using Bb Collaborate Ultra by visiting the CETL Thrive site.

Questions? Please contact CETL at (608) 246-6646.

MLK campus closure reminder

All Madison College campuses and district buildings will be closed Saturday, Jan. 14, through Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Classes and services will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Visit the Contact and Location Information page to confirm all individual office hours.

West campus opening for spring semester

Final touches have been made to the new West campus in preparation for the grand opening this month for spring semester.

This newly renovated space will provide easy access for students interested in program classes for business, liberal arts transfer and pre-health programs.

A complete list of classes offered for Spring 2017 can be found on the Madison College website by clicking on Search Classes and choosing West Madison as the campus location.

Honors Workshop information provided

The deadline for students to enroll in the Honors Program for spring semester is Friday, Jan. 20. Full-time and part-time faculty interested in supervising Honors projects must complete the four-hour Madison College Honors Program Workshop. 

The next Honors faculty workshop is Thursday, Jan. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room B3214. Registration for workshops can be found on CETL THRIVE on the faculty/staff link. The workshop counts toward the FQAS Continuing Professional Development categories of Student Success, Currency and Content Expertise and College and Strategic Interests. 

Topics to be covered in the workshop include:

  • Benefits of honors programs to students, faculty and the college
  • Details of the Madison College Honors Program
  • What is expected of an Honors supervising faculty member
  • How to recruit students to the Honors Program
  • How to complete a Learning Contract
  • Brainstorming with other faculty members about potential Honors projects
  • The bi-annual Honors Project Competition
  • Compensation for Honors faculty members
  • Parlaying Honors projects into bigger opportunities for your students

Questions? Please contact Honors program director Julia Haseleu at (608) 243-4715.  

Volunteers sought for first days of spring term

Student Development and Success is asking for volunteers for at least an hour to give directions, answer questions and welcome students to their first two days of classes. The department hopes to minimize frustration of our students.

Volunteers will be scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 17, and Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the DTEC and Truax campuses. All volunteers will be provided with neon green t-shirts to be easily identified as a person who can answer questions.

If you are available and willing to assist, please sign up on the Google Docs spreadsheet (note: link will not open in Internet Explorer).

The deadline to sign up is Thursday, Jan. 12.  A confirmed schedule with all information will be sent to volunteers on Friday, Jan. 13.

Questions? Please contact Brenda Farrell at (608) 243-4164.

Student Development and Success to alter service hours

Most Student Development and Success service units will offer extended service hours on Saturday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to assist students prior to the start of the spring term. They will also offer extended service hours until 6 p.m. for the start of the term Tuesday, Jan. 17, through Thursday, Jan. 19. Check the Department Directory to verify individual departments’ service hours.

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, most Student Development and Success service units will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for staff in-service due to Convocation. Services will resume at 1 p.m. 

International Student Welcome Reception scheduled for Truax

The Center for International Education (CIE) will host the spring 2017 International Student Welcome Reception on Monday, Jan. 9, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the space directly in front of the Gourmet Dining Room.

You are invited to stop by for a brief visit or to stay longer to meet and mingle with the new international students attending Madison College on F-1 student visa support.

This semester CIE anticipates approximately 20 new students to attend this welcome event. They will join the following programs:

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Professional
  • Business Management
  • Electronics
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Finance
  • Graphic Design
  • Human Resource Management
  • Liberal Arts Transfer

The new students are from the following places:

  • China
  • Congo, DR
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Myanmar
  • Nigeria
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Viet Nam

Galleries to display African art

The Gallery 211, located in the DTEC, and the Gallery at Truax have announced a dual exhibition of African art.

African Art: Traditional and Modern will feature traditional African masks and sculpture, as well as contemporary paintings, drawings and prints created by various African artists. Together, the exhibitions present an overview of art and artifacts from multiple cultures indigenous to 16 countries across the African continent. All of the works are on loan from collectors in the Madison area, and this is the first time these pieces have been assembled into a comprehensive exhibit.

The Gallery 211 exhibit will be on display Tuesday, Jan. 10 through Thursday, Feb. 23. A reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Gallery at Truax exhibit will be on display Tuesday, Jan. 10, through Thursday, Feb. 9. A reception will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m.

These dual exhibitions are sponsored in part by the Madison College Center for International Education.