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Due to a Blackboard upgrade, OneCards will not be accepted on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at all Madison College food service locations.

OneCards will be accepted again Dec. 8.

Study abroad application deadline, scholarship deadline announced

The application deadline for the student study abroad trip to Isla Vieques, Puerto Rico is Thursday, Dec. 1. Students will be performing research on a topic of their choosing, as part of their work in English 2.

For details about the trip, please follow this link.

Madison College's Center for International Education has received a grant for study abroad scholarship opportunities. The scholarship application is due Sunday, Dec. 4. This is an opportunity for our students, many of whom are unable to afford study abroad trips without this support.

Faculty, staff and students may contact English instructor Anna Purnell via voice/text at (608) 333-2662 with any questions.

Please pass this information on to your students. 

Open house to be held by IT department

The Information Technology Education department will hold an open house from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The open house will be located on the third floor of the Health Education/IT building at the Truax campus.

Visitors will have a chance to tour the lab spaces and see student and tech demos, as well as talk with advising, recruitment and program faculty about the IT programs offered. 

Purchase printed goods at Pop-Up Shop

The Printer Wonderland Holiday Pop-Up Shop from the Center for Printing Arts will be held in the Truax Gallery from Monday, Dec. 5, through Friday, Dec. 9.

Students and instructors have been working hard all semester creating greeting cards, flour sack towels, coasters, tote bags, pillows, notebooks, calendars and more. Stock up on beautifully-made and super affordable letterpress, offset and screen printed goods.

Employee Excellence nominees named

The Employee Excellence Awards recognize excellence in full-time teaching, part-time teaching, leadership, innovation, student service and support, organizational and college support and outstanding teams.

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 nominees: Jodi Goldbeck, Ken Walz, Tony Przybylski, Gilbert Villalpando, Marie Dusio, Schauna Rasmussen, Sylvia Ramirez, Denise McKay, Jamie  Reinart, Michele Henricken, Rona McNeil, Martha Schwer, Jodie Pope, and Nadia Rahman, the Business and Applied Arts Chair Pilot Team, the Help Desk, the Medical Assistant Faculty Digital Badge Team and the WorkSmart Network Team. 

A special thanks to all of the people who made the effort to submit nominations to recognize the work of their colleagues.

Clay Club to hold Ceramics Sale

The Madison College Clay Club is hosting their Winter Ceramics Sale from Monday, Dec. 5, through Saturday, Dec. 10. Stop by the first floor atrium of the Downtown Education Center during these times:

- Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

- Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ceramics are great gift ideas for the holidays.

If you have any questions, please contact Laboratory Coordinator Sarah Stolte.

SoftChalk courses available

Interested in learning more about using SoftChalk in your classes? Join one or more of the following one-hour courses:

  • An Overview of SoftChalk Cloud and SoftChalk Create, Thursday, Dec. 1, 12 and 1:30 p.m.
  • TextPoppers, Images and Hyperlinks, Friday, Dec. 2, 12 p.m.
  • Navigation Features and Sidebars, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 12 p.m.
  • Embedded Media, Thursday, Dec. 8, at 12 p.m.
  • Quizzes, Quiz Groups and SoftChalk ScoreCenter, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 12 p.m.
  • Interactive Learning Activities: The Presentation Group, Thursday, Dec. 15, 12 p.m.
  • Interactive Learning Activities: The Scoring Group, Monday, Dec. 19, 12 p.m.
  • StyleBuilder, eBooks and Google Analytics, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 12 p.m.

Register for any of these courses today. 

For more information or access to Madison College’s SoftChalk license, call CETL at (608) 246-6646.

Holiday Choir Concert to be held at Truax

Join the Madison College music department’s choirs in their annual celebration of the holiday season. Under the direction of Jim Langkamp, the Madison Community Show Choir and the Madison College Chorale will present their Holiday Choir Concert on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. in the Truax Mitby Theater.

Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for seniors and students.

For tickets or other information, please call the Mitby Theater box office at (608) 243-4000.

Transfer labs available for students

Support your liberal arts transfer students by encouraging them to meet with a transfer advisor every semester. To ensure students don't have to wait to meet with an academic advisor, transfer advisors will be hosting labs for liberal arts transfer students.

Transfer lab dates:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 29, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Truax Room B3253
  • Wednesday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Truax Room B3253

These labs are perfect for students who need help with course selection, want a review of their schedule or have questions for their advisor. No registration is necessary.

If you have questions or would like more information on how to help your students get registered, please contact Audra Cooke.

Gathering promotes diversity, inclusion and tolerance

The Local 243 Faculty and Staff Union is hosting an event called “A Gathering for Tolerance, Solidarity, and Inclusion” on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Truax Room D1630B, from 12 to 2 p.m.

The gathering is being held to assure our students and employees that the college is committed to its values of student success, diversity, inclusion and tolerance and to provide them with an opportunity to share their concerns and experiences. This will provide students with information and access to supportive resources.

Food and refreshments will be provided and the event is open to the entire Madison College community, which includes family members.

Special guests include: Immigration Attorney Ramona Natera from the Catholic Multicultural Center, the Black Student Union, the Muslim Student Union, Madison College counselors and Planned Parenthood.

If you have any questions, please contact Manufacturing instructor Theresa Valencia at (608) 245-5861.