Writing Center offers email and virtual tutoring

Did you know that the Madison College Writing Center has email and virtual tutoring available to students?

If you're teaching an online, hybrid or accelerated course or believe your students could benefit from the virtual option, be sure to share the details available at the Writing Center website.

Madison Adobe User Group holds first meeting of the season

Madison Adobe User Group and IDUG will hold the first meeting of the season on Monday, September 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Madison Media Institute (Building B) 2758 Dairy Dr. Madison, WI.

James Wamser and Kevin Stohlmeyer of Milwaukee AUG will present and share some "know-how" of new key features and tips on how to be more productive in Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.

Wamser, Ripon Printers, will take an in-depth look at the latest versions of InDesign and Illustrator.

Stohlmeyer, Adobe Community Leader/C2 instructor, will recap his presentations at Photoshop World Las Vegas that include retouching techniques, Photoshop Pro Tips and Creative Compositing using Photoshop CC 2014. He also will give a sneak peek of his Adobe MAX pre-conference presentation.

Whether you are currently using the Creative Cloud or haven't upgraded yet, there will be tips and tricks that you can use!


  • 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Networking and pizza in the break room
  • 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Wamser  presentation
  • 7:15 - 7:30 p.m. Break
  • 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. Stohlmeyer presentation
  • 8:15 - 8:30 p.m. Drawing for prizes

Beverages and pizza will be provided.

Please RSVP through the Madison Adobe User Group MeetUp website so enough pizza can be ordered.

Emergency Medical Services program offers overdose treatment classes in response to new legislation

In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 16.651 deaths in the nation due to an overdose of narcotics, and Wisconsin is not exempt from the growing numbers. In an effort to help combat the problem, the Wisconsin legislature passed Act 200 in April of this year.

Act 200 allows fire departments, law enforcement officers and emergency medical responders to provide a life-saving treatment that previously was allowed only to be given by advanced life support providers and emergency rooms.

Madison College Emergency Medical Services Program has begun to play an integral part in providing this training. Patrick Anderson, EMS program director, says the new legislation and training can have a huge effect on survival. In many rural areas, law enforcement officers and first responders can get to a person in trouble 10 to 15 minutes before an advanced-level provider can. Similarly, in urban environments, there are significantly more officers throughout the city than there are ambulances — and when a patient stops breathing, minutes truly do count.

This summer, the Madison College EMS Department provided the first training sessions to the State Capital Police Department, training more than 40 officers in the administration of Naloxone, the reversal agent for a narcotic overdose. The EMS and Criminal Justice programs are working in collaboration to offer this training to all of the eligible fire, EMS, and law enforcement services in our school district to ensure that the impact of this life-saving measure have greatest effect.

Please share this information with first responders who might be interested.

Contact Patrick Anderson at (608) 243-5419.




Class seeks vehicles to repair

The second year Automotive Driveability classes seek vehicles for students to check.

The program is interested in vehicles with problems such as:

  • Check engine light (service engine soon light) illuminated
  • Poor acceleration
  • Rough idle
  • Hard starting
  • Other engine running problems

The class runs Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 11 a.m.

Interested? Please contact Madison College Automotive Driveability with the following information:

  • Name and contact information
  • Vehicle year, make and model
  • Symptom or complaint

Thanks for the support of the program,
Dave Heinzen, driveability instructor

Therapeutic Massage students provide free massages on Sept. 30

The Madison College Therapeutic Massage students will provide free massages on Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Health Education Building Lobby, near the stairwell. 

First come, first served!

The Bakery opens Sept. 30

The Bakery at the Truax campus will open for the first time this semester on Tuesday, Sept. 30. The Bakery is located across the hall from the TruStyle Salon.

Hours of operation are:

  • Tuesday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Come enjoy the baked items made by the Baking program students.

CETL hosts tech training workshops

This week CETL will host tech training that will be based on "How to Make Your PowerPoint Presentations ADA Complaint."

Workshops are available in face-to-face and online formats for all Madison College employees.

Register at the CETL Registration website.

United Common Ground celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Madison College’s United Common Grounds (UCG) will hold a series of Hispanic Heritage Month events. The theme for this month is Immigration issues.

Hispanic Heritage Month events:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m. — United Common Grounds co-sponsoring with UW Latino Students Law Association presents a presentation given by New York immigration lawyer, Juan Cartegena at Inn on the Park located at 22 S. Carroll St, 6:30pm. Tickets are available through UCG website.
  • Thursday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m. — A key note address to the public will be held at  UW Law School at Bascom Hill- UW Law Building, Room 5240 
  • Thursday, Oct. 9 — A Hispanic Heritage Month lunch will be held in the Truax Student Lounge with the live Salsa band “De la Buena” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 14 — A Hispanic Heritage Month luncheon will be held at Downtown campus Room D240 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 16 – Federal immigration law changes questions-and-answers planel of immigration lawyers will be held from 11:30 am to 1 p.m in Room C1435 at the Truax campus.
  • Please, join the celebration.

To get tickets for the Oct. 8-9 events, please contact Katie Ackley or call (608) 616-3487. 


CETL hosts The Art of Conflict Transformation

The next session of The Art of Conflict Transformation will be held on Oct. 1-2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Art of Conflict Transformation is the highly rated workshop that CETL has offered in recent years and seeks to provide a few moments to "sharpen your saw."

There are six spots available for additional registrations. 

Focus on yourself, and register now at the CETL website.

The Gourmet Dining Room reopens with a 2-for-1 sale

The Gourmet Dining Room will open for the fall 2014 semester on Sept. 30. To kick off the new semester, the Gourmet Dining Room will offer a 2-for-1 sale on Tuesday, Sept. 30, only.

The cCost for two people is $17 plus beverage and tax. The Gourmet Dining Room accepts cash and checks only

To make a reservation online visit, The Gourmet Dining Room website and click on “Make Reservation” or call at (608) 246- MENU.

Reservations are limited to 40 people.