Bookstore summer hours

The Madison College campus bookstore has new summer hours from Monday, May 16, through Friday, August 19. 

  • Monday through Thursday - 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Fridays - 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The bookstore will be closed on Monday, May 30, and Monday, July 4. 



Student Development Center closed

The Student Development Center (SDC) will be closed for student intake services on Monday, May 23. Individuals will be able to call the SDC staff at (608) 246-6076 between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on that day. The SDC will re-open rooms C1450 and C1454 at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24.


Madison College Challenge winners announced

The 2016 Madison College Challenge winners were announced Friday, May 6.

Bing Liang of Wuhan, China, won the $5,000 grand prize in the Madison College Challenge business plan competition.

Liang is a student in the Entrepreneurship program. His company, U.S. University Pathways, L.L.C., will recruit Chinese students for the University of Wisconsin System, help them integrate and settle into Wisconsin and their campus.

Other student winners were: Rhonda McGuire, second place, Sidney Edwards, third place, Quincy Millerjohn, fourth place, Katrina Harms, fifth place and Rachel Graham, sixth place.

Prize money for the event was provided by: Summit Credit Union, Findorff, Cleary Building Corp., Madison Gas and Electric Company, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and Mae Laatsch. Other in kind prizes and services were sponsored by: 100State, Growth Bomb Elite, Jenna Atkinson Consulting, Murphy Desmond Law Office, Madison Noteworthy, Walker Condon Financial Advisors, Adorable, Rubicon, SourceHouse and Doyenne Group.

Edgewood Agreements signed

Dr. Scott Flanagan, president of Edgewood College, and Dr. Jack Daniels, president of Madison College, sign new articulation agreements for Liberal Arts Transfer students and Honors Program students on Friday, May 13.

Witnessing the ceremony are:
Dr. Todd Stebbins, dean of Arts and Sciences for Madison College, Dr. Dean Prebbenow, Edgewood College vice president for academic affairs/academic dean, Bonnie Sirlecki, director of the Edgewood College Honors Program, Dr. Kelley Grorud, Edgewood College associate academic dean, Dr. Julia Haseleu, director of the Madison College Honors Program, Dr. Turina Bakken, Madison College vice provost, and Terry Webb, Madison College provost.


Register for the 21st Annual Redsten Golf Classic

There are only a few spots left for the 21st Annual Redsten Golf Classic on Wednesday, May 25, at The Oaks Golf Course. Registration closes on Wednesday, May 18.

Your registration includes green fees for 18-holes of golf, a picnic style lunch, cart, special commemorative gift and dinner. If you cannot golf, join us for dinner for $25.

The schedule for Wednesday, May 25, are as followed:

  • 11:00 a.m. - Registration and Picnic Style Lunch
  • 11:30 a.m. - Ball Drop Contest
  • 12:00 p.m. - Shotgun Start
  • 5:30 p.m. - Reception with Cash Bar and Raffle
  • 6:00 p.m. - Dinner, Prizes and Awards

Registration costs:

  • $125 - Classic Registration (includes golf, lunch, cart, dinner and commemorative gift)
  • $25 - Dinner



Join the Innovation League: register for Tech Academy

Tech Academy has brought innovation and productivity to Madison College for over 15 years! This annual conference is organized by faculty and staff. 

Tech Academy is Madison College's premier Super Hero Technology Conference. Join the Innovation League! Sign up to register on Wednesday, May 18, and Thursday, May 19.

Erica Halverson, TED Talks keynote speaker and UW-Madison professor, will deliver a message on Thursday, May 19.

Watch a video featuring BATGUY below; marvel at his uncanny abilities to help others make downtime, FUNTIME!

For more information, visit CETLs website.


Career paths article published in State Journal

An article written by Karen Natoli about Madison College’s career paths was published in the State Journal, letters to the Editor on Sunday, May 1.

This article reflects on career paths available at Madison College that give individuals the opportunity to receive outside training and gain school credits that apply to their program.

The Early Childhood Education Department is recognized for their many career paths. These career paths allow students to get certified at an entry level position. If the student wants to then further their education, these certificates can be applied to their desired program. 

Joel Ryan will participate in European Union development program

Madison College history instructor, Joel Ryan, has been selected to participate in a European Union summer professional development program in Brussels, Belgium.  All costs of participation will be provided for Ryan by a grant from the Network of European Union Centers of Excellence.

Participants of this program will meet with EU Commission and EU Diplomatic Service representatives, non-governmental organizations, think tank experts, and other educators.

Ryan was nominated by Madison College and selected for participation in this program which will provide an opportunity to visit European Union Centers, network with other educators, and develop curriculum that will provide Madison College students with a better understanding of contemporary and historical issues in Europe.  

This program is coordinated by the European Union Center at the University of Pittsburgh and will include other educators from throughout the United States.  Ryan is the only educator selected from Wisconsin for this program.


TRiO students show their appreciation

On Friday, April 29, the TRiO/SSS program had the fifth annual TRiO Day Celebration Event. Many Madison College employees were awarded Certificates of Appreciation. TRiO students thanked instructors and others listed below for the critical impact they’ve had on their lives and their ability to achieve educational success in specific courses during the 2015-16 academic year.

  • Dzigbodi Akyea-West Campus Advisor
  • Simon Allard-General Microbiology Instructor
  • Teresa Amara-Liberal Arts advisor
  • Frederick Anderson-Anthropology Instructor
  • Cherif Correa-English Instructor
  • Natasha Kassulke-English Instructor
  • Matthew Lazzara-Weather and Climate Instructor
  • Laura Osinski-Philosophy Instructor
  • Amy Payne–Chemistry Instructor
  • Respiratory Therapy Program
  • Christen Smith-Chemistry Instructor
  • Timothy Twohill-English Instructor
  • Eileen Valinskas-Tutor
  • Amy Whitcomb-Medical Transcription Instructor

The “Friend of TRiO” Award was presented to Teresita Torrence, who has been an instrumental and proactive partner in connecting qualified Madison College students with the TRiO/SSS program.

Thirty one TRiO students were recognized for achieving a fall 2015-16 semester grade point average of 3.50 or better. Additionally, there were 40 scholarship recipients and 32 TRiO/SSS transfer and graduating students.

The TRiO/SSS program gives thanks to Chefs Paul Short and John Johnson and the culinary arts department for providing a wonderful meal, and also to Suzanne Daly and the Madison College bakery for providing the desserts.

The TRiO program is funded through the Department of Education and Madison College matching funds to help increase retention and graduation rates among first-generation students, income eligible students, and students with disabilities.

With Gratitude,
Janine Wilson, TRiO Director
Jeff Galligan, Senior Advisor
Chou Xiong, TRiO Coordinator
Jenay Manydeeds, Academic Coach

Virtual desktop upgrade on Saturday, May 21

Technology Services will be completing upgrades to the virtual desktop environment on Saturday, May 21. The upgrades will start at 5 p.m. and end by 2 a.m. on Sunday morning (standard 3rd Saturday, monthly VDI maintenance window).

All virtual desktops will be unavailable until the maintenance is complete. If you have a persistent Employee Virtual Desktop, please be sure you have no unsaved work open as it may be lost.

We recommend you log off your virtual desktop before you leave on Fridays. 

According to our data, no running courses are using the virtual desktop environment during this period. If you believe our work will negatively impact you, a course, or your students; and you are unable to work around it; please contact the Help Desk as soon as possible.

Please note that access to other services will remain available.

Thank you for your cooperation,
Technology Services, Desktop Engineering Team