Paid opportunities for your creative writing students

Please let your students know they can apply to be the next editor in chief of the Yahara Journal. The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, May 6.

The Yahara Journal is Madison College’s student-produced literary and fine arts journal.

The editor in chief gets a $300 stipend per semester and needs to be enrolled in at least six credits a semester. Responsibilities include overseeing production of the annual journal, managing the submission review process and helping to coordinate activities and events to promote the publication.

In addition Yahara Journal is looking for students to join its editorial team for next year. There are a number of scholarship positions as well: web editor, designer, marketing and outreach coordinator. Scholarships range from $100 to $250 a semester.

No experience is necessary for these roles. That's what the journal is all about – providing that experience.

To apply, complete an editor in chief application or a staff application and return it to the Student Life office by Friday, May 6 or you can email your application to advisor Doug Kirchberg.

Veterans' year-end celebration

Join the Veteran Resource Team for an end of the semester celebration Friday, April 29, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Truax campus, room E3829.

This is a great opportunity for faculty, staff and students to relax and have some fun before finals.

Food will be provided by the Culinary Arts Program and there will be plenty of games, music and raffle prizes. So, stop on by! 

Annual Child and Family Center art shows

The Child and Family Centers will once again display the children's artwork, demonstrating the many talents and skills of our youngest learners and sharing all the learning that art offers to young children.

The DTEC Art Exhibit will be on display in the lower level near the Gallery April 25-29. A small reception will be held Thursday, April 28, 4:30-6 p.m.

The Truax Art Exhibit will be on display in the second floor hallway near the Student Achievement Center May 2-6. A small reception will be held Thursday, May 5, 4:30-6 p.m.

The Child and Family Centers serve children from 2- to 5-years-old, including 4-year-old kindergarten classrooms, at both DTEC/Truax. The Centers are currently accepting enrollments for the 2016-2017.

For more information, please visit the Child and Family Centers website.

"Wear Teal Day" in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Monday, April 25, is "Wear Teal Day" to honor survivors and support victims of sexual violence. Sexual violence is a major public health, human rights and social justice issue. Show your support of victims and pledge to prevent sexual violence.

Teal Madison College t-shirts can be purchased from the Truax Bookstore. Teal ribbons will also be available at the Student Development Center, Welcome Center and Student Life Office.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To learn more information about preventing sexual violence, visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's website.

Julie Monroe wins first Faculty Friend honor from Madison College libraries

Reading instructor Julie Monroe, in the Arts and Sciences department, has been selected to receive the first annual Faculty Friend honor from the Madison College libraries.

This new honor is in recognition of Monroe's work with the Madison College libraries, with College Reading Strategies and enriching the Wisconsin authors collection. Through her positive work with the Madison College libraries, she has helped both students and staff.

According to Julie Gores, Dean of Libraries and Academic Support Services, "[Monroe] has been a real champion of library learning for students and is also a real pleasure to collaborate with."

Celebrate new campaign with an Evening of Good Taste

Join Madison College for a delectable evening where you will be wowed by student culinary and baking creations. Meet local culinary and baking celebrities, raise a glass for a major campus campaign announcement and get a sneak peek of the new Culinary and Baking and Decorative Arts kitchens and labs.

The event will take place Saturday, May 7, at Truax Campus from 5 to 8 p.m.

Proceeds benefit Madison College student scholarships and experiential educational opportunities.

The ticket sale ends Monday, May 2. Tickets cost $75 each.

Questions? Contact Ruth Hankes at (608) 246-6719.

Last chance to volunteer for Scholarship Application Review Committee

The Madison College Foundation still need a few volunteers for the scholarship application review committee!

The Foundation invites you to participate in the Fall 2016 Scholarship Application review process from May 2–16. This is a very important part of the scholarship scoring process and your help is needed and appreciated!

If you have not participated in the process before, you will find it a very rewarding experience. This process is a unique opportunity to appreciate the diverse backgrounds of our students since applications include personal stories, experiences and goals for their futures.

The entire review process is handled online through our scholarship management system, AcademicWorks, which gives reviewers flexibility to score applications at their convenience.

Interested? Contact Ruth Hankes at (608) 246-6719 to confirm your participation or for more information.

Last store day

The Bakery's last store day of the semester is Thursday, April 28.  Store hours are 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 

The students will have a lot of great products out in the store.

Make sure you stop by to get your final treats until next fall.

Learn about preventing FASD for one free CE credit

Learn about Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

The Student Nurses Association will host the viewing of a video and discussion related to FASD.

While everyone is welcome, those in or seeking health careers are encouraged to attend.

Please plan to attend this 90 minute event on Tuesday, April 26, at 3 p.m. in the Health building, room 224, or Thursday, April 28, at 12:30 p.m. in the Health building, room 224.

This event is free and offers one free CE credit.

Topics covered in this viewing and discussion:

  • Understand that alcohol is a teratogen and identify the outcomes associated with prenatal alcohol exposure. 
  • Identify patients at risk for offspring with FASDs Integrate conversations about the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy into contraceptive and family planning counseling.
  • Apply appropriate patient-centered communication skills to counseling reproductive age and pregnant women on prevention strategies to reduce the risks of FASD.
  • Use motivational interviewing to assist pregnant women in choosing to avoid alcohol consumption.

Madison College Student Ambassador nominations

Currently accepting nominations to be a Madison College Student Ambassador for the 2016-17 school year. Nominations are being accepted through Friday, May 6. For eligibility, students must be enrolled in at least six credits each semester and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

To nominate a student, visit the Ambassador-Nomination Web page

Student Ambassadors help other students learn about the college by assisting at orientation, WolfPack Welcome, campus tours and other college-wide events. They also will help plan and coordinate a new student leadership program this fall provided through the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Madison College Student Ambassadors receive hourly pay as student help at the rate of $9.35 an hour for work performed on behalf of the college.

Questions? please, contact advisor Doug Kirchberg.