Changes for payroll deposits and paychecks

The end of the fiscal year brings some changes for payroll direct deposits and paychecks. 

Some faculty and staff may notice two payroll deposits in their bank accounts. A portion of pay has been directed to fiscal year 2013-14, and part of pay (mostly summer school) has been directed to 2014-15.

When reviewing these pay advices online, faculty and staff will notice they each have a different date, but all deposits will be made on the Friday following the normal pay schedule.

College program participates in International Manufacturing Technology show

Madison College Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology (AMST) program was invited by FANUC Robotics to participate in a student summit at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Illinois, on September 8-13.

FANUC Robotics will provide the booth, carpeting, power, air and a Robot Cell for Madison College.

Over 100,000 visitors attend the IMTS show to see nearly 2,000 exhibitors in over 1,200,000 sq/ft of space.

IMTS has a longstanding tradition of gathering middle school, high school and college students, educators, administrators and parent chaperones to experience advanced manufacturing technology and have direct contact with the industry professionals whose minds move manufacturing forward. It’s the next generation Smartforce entering the manufacturing technology industry who will keep the U.S. in its global manufacturing leadership position.

According to Paul Aiello, director of Certified Robotics Education, FANUC Robotics would like to further promote Madison College as a FAST location due to instructors, location and commitment to offering our students and community the best education in advanced automation is directly in line with FANUC’s commitment and corporate responsibility to support the skills gap in manufacturing.

WolfPack baseball players sign with NCAA Division I

Nine players from last year WolfPack baseball team have signed to play baseball at NCAA Division I institutions in 2014-2015 year.

The nine players who have signed with NCAA DI programs are the most for Madison College since 2009 when 10 members of the WolfPack signed with college baseball’s highest ranks.

Here is a complete list of Madison College WolfPack baseball players who signed with NCAA DI teams for the 2014-2015 year:

Keith Browning – 2013-14 – Kansas State 
Dylan Detert – 2013-14 – University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Corey Fischer – 2013-14 – Kansas State 
Pete Hofman -2014 - Northwestern University
Nathan Hoffmann – 2013-14 – Middle Tennessee State
Danny Krause – 2013-14 – Kansas State
Calen Rohrman – 2013-14 – University of Dayton
Joe Stubbe – 2013-14 – Ball State
Luke Syens – 2013-14 – Valparaiso

WoflPack Volleyball recruits newcomers for 2014

WoflPack Volleyball recruited seven newcomers for the new 2014 season.

The new recruits that have signed NJCCAA national letters of intent included Lexi Brown, Tegan Van Moer, Abbey Loken, Chandler Carlson, Allie Lehner, Brianne Bureggen and Allison Massey.


Psychology instructor returns from volunteering in Nicaragua

Madison College Psychology instructor Dr. Carola Pfortner will return from a teaching mission to provide Child Development Training in a blended format to a group of 35 Nicaraguan professionals. The group included teachers, social workers, members of local organizations as well as members of the Nicaraguan Ministry of Education.

The training completed a year-long volunteer effort that led her to Nicaragua three times this past year and included face-to-face class time as well as online participation.


College student participates in 'Teens Drive Smart'

Madison College student Karissa Simyab's entry has been selected in the top ten for the ‘Teens Drive Smart’ contest hosted by Bridgestone Tires. The winner of the contest will receive a $20,000 college scholarship.

Karissa made a video that encouraged students to ‘Drive Smart’ and was selected as top ten out 800 applicants from all over the U.S.

Karissa is currently taking phlebotomy classes and is in her final year at Madison College. She is hoping to transfer next year to the UW Madison to become a physician’s assistant. 


Coin machine now available at UW Credit Union Madison College branch

UW Credit Union now has a coin machine available in the Madison College branch. Members and non-members can access it for free.  

Simply place your coins in the machine, wait for your receipt, and then bring it to the teller. Staff will get your funds for you. 

Youth For Understanding seeks host for 2014-2015 school year

Youth For Understanding (YFU) is looking for local families to host a high school foreign exchange student for the 2014-2015 school year. You may choose to host a boy or girl from the country of your choice.

YFU is an organization that seeks to advance intercultural understanding, mutual respect and social responsibility through educational exchanges for youth, families and communities.

The program began in 1951 when 75 German teenagers were hosted by families in Ann Arbor, MI, in hopes to begin healing and promote intercultural understanding following World War II.

This initiative was met with much success and since that time, YFU organizations around the world have exchanged nearly 250,000 students.

Contact Doug Holvick, Wisconsin representative, at (920) 251-1485. 


College staff graduate from Wisconsin Leadership Development Institute

On Friday, June 13, four Madison College employees graduated with the 2013-2014 class of the Wisconsin Leadership Development Institute.

The class had included 47 graduates including the following from Madison College:

  • Nicole Soulier (project lead, Learner Success-Operations)
  • Kathy Sorensen (associate dean, School of Business and Applied Arts)
  • Sarah Fritz (associate dean, School of Arts and Sciences)
  • Lisa Delany (associate dean, School of Applied Engineering, Science, and Technology)

The goals of the institute are to:
      - Develop leaders in all areas of technical college administration based on ability, pomotability and personal goals.
      - Increase diversity of leaders across all management levels
      - Provide experiences in leadership through structured experience and practicum opportunities with a college mentor.

 The Wisconsin Leadership Development Institute (WLDI) has joint certification through WTCS and the Chair Academy, which has national and international recognition for leadership training.

Participants of the one-year institute are involved in:
      - Leadership development sessions conducted by the Chair Academy
      - Development of individualized professional development plans
      - Leadership skill assessments and reflective practice
      - A practicum under the guidance of a mentor and the Chair Academy

WLDI was initiated in 1995 by the Wisconsin Technical College Board and the WLDI coordinating team.

CETL hosts On Course workshop

On August 19-21 CETL will host an On Course I Workshop from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Faculty and staff can register at no cost. The participants will be exposed to the behaviors of successful students and scores of ways that faculty and staff can help students take personal responsibility and achieve success with their academic goals.

The On Course I Workshop is a learner-centered professional development event designed to provide you with dozens of innovative strategies for empowering your students to become active, responsible and successful learners. The program requires participants to attend all three days of the workshop. 

All workshop materials, breakfast beverages, lunch and snacks will be provided.  

Guest facilitation by Robin Middleton who has been a faculty member at the Counseling and Career Development Center at Jamestown Community College for more than 29 years. 

All faculty, counselors and advisers are encouraged to attend.

On Course I Workshop is for:

  • Instructors and coordinators of Student Success and First Year Experience courses who want effective strategies for empowering students to achieve greater success in college and in life.
  • Faculty from all academic disciplines who would like learner-centered instructional methods for engaging students as active learners and full partners in their education.
  • Counselors, retention specialists, TRIO personnel and student support services professionals, especially those who work with students in classes or workshops and those who desire innovative strategies for helping students overcome personal and academic barriers to their success. 
  • Administrators who seek a comprehensive program for improving retention and student academic success across the curriculum, one with extensive data to prove its effectiveness.

The workshop provides certification credit for Teaching Methods and/or the new Student Success competencies from WTCS.

CETL will also be sponsor an On Course II Workshop in the spring. More information is available on the attached flyer or by calling CETL at 246-6646

To Register:

  • Go to the CETL website and login
  • For course type: Select Professional Development Workshops
  • Select workshop from drop down list.
  • Select “Register” and then submit.
  • You will receive an email confirmation on your college account. 

Limited seats are available.