Madison College seeking 1-year hosts for German Student

Madison College and Cultural Vistas are currently seeking hosts for a German participant of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX). CBYX is a reciprocal scholarship program funded by the U.S. Congress and German Parliament (Bundestag).

The longstanding program annually brings 75 young German professionals to study at colleges across the United States. Participants live with a host, study at a local college, and complete a six-month paid internship in their career field.

While the program is a cultural experience for our German participants, it is also an exciting opportunity for our hosts! We have many different kinds of hosts: individuals, couples, families with children, grandparents, etc.

A host should be interested in having a young German in their home for a year and want the opportunity to learn and share with their participant. Participants should be integrated into daily life.  Hosts should expect participants to help out in the household and participate in family activities and celebrations.

Hosts can request a monthly stipend of up to $225 to help offset the costs associated with hosting.  Hosts should provide food for two meals a day and a private bedroom for the participant. Individual costs such as telephone, special foods, and car insurance are the responsibility of the participant.  All participants are required to buy a car, unless adequate public transportation is available to and from the host location.

This fall, we are hoping to host one German student in Madison. The student would attend Madison College for the Fall 2015 semester and then participate in a full-time, paid internship from Jan. to June 2016. If you are interested in hosting a student, we can send specific information about the selected student upon request.

More information about the CBYX program can be found at

If you are interested in hosting or have any further questions, please contact Tammy Gibbs at or Verena Hoss at

Please feel free to send this to others that many be interested. We appreciate your consideration!

NJCAA Division II baseball World Series information

The Madison College baseball team is breaking the NJCAA Division II record with a sixth consecutive World Series appearance.

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II World Series is in Enid, Oklahoma, from Saturday, May 23, thru Saturday, May 30.

Madison College's sixth consecutive World Series appearance breaks the previous Division II mark of five consecutive appearances held by Elgin Community College (2004-2008) and Iowa Central Community College (2000-2004).

The Madison College baseball program has made 12 national tournament appearances in school history.

The WolfPack finished third in the nation the past two seasons.

You can find all the information you need to know for this year's tournament below.

Opening Night - Friday, May 22 | Tournament Dates - Saturday, May 23 - Saturday, May 30

David Allen Memorial Ballpark (301 S. Grand, Enid, OK 73701)

Enid Hotel Listings (PDF)
Enid Restaurant Listings (PDF)
Visit Enid Website 

The Madison College baseball team hotel is the Holiday Inn Express 4702 W. Owen K. Garriott Road, Enid, OK 73703

Tournament passes will be available for $50 each (includes opening ceremonies and admission to all games). Individual game tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students (K-12) and children 12 and under are free with a paid adult admission. Senior citizens are two for the price of one.

If you cannot make the World Series, you can follow all the tournament games and stay connected to all the action...
FOLLOW ONLINE - on our tournament webpage or via our online statcast

David Allen Memorial Ballpark Page
NJCAA Division II Baseball - National Championships Page
NJCAA Division II Baseball - Tournament Stats
2015 NJCAA Region IV Championship Results
NJCAA Division II Baseball - Tournament Bracket

Registration for Tech Academy 2015 now open

Dear Agents,

Registration for Tech Academy 2015 is now open! This year's theme is #secretagent009. Follow the hashtag on Twitter to receive news and updates about this event.

We have deployed secret agent training missions to be completed before the event that showcase how Madison College has been impacted by technology in interesting ways.

Agents who successfully complete these missions will be entered in to a lottery to win awesome tech prizes, including a Chromecast, spy pens, bluetooth speakers and a Keurig Pod coffee maker. 

To participate in these missions, contact Agent Natachu. Participants in the Tech Academy events will have the opportunity to win equally awesome prizes.

Tech Academy runs May 27 and 28. There will be a variety of breakout sessions ranging from Game+Learning+Society presentations, Gentle Chair Yoga and a seminar on Microsoft Project.

On Thursday, May 28, there will be a luncheon and keynote speaker sponsored by CETL.

This year’s keynote speaker is Constance Steinkuehler, an associate professor in digital media at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and co-director of the Games+Learning+Society. Additional credits include serving as senior policy analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Don’t forget to register for this event! To register, visit the Tech Academy Registration site. 

Thank you, Agents. And remember - 

Sunny days are the perfect days to spy
or is it at night?

The Elite Agents of Tech Academy,
Ann Camillo
Jimmy Cheffen Jr
Matthew Coan
Brant Kraemer
Shana Kuehn
Ann MacLaughlin-Berres
Akbar Mirza
Alan Natachu
Belinda Prahl

New app for this year's Teach Academy

Download and use the app, built by Tech Academy Elite Agents, to experience Tech Academy in a whole new light.

Follow the instructions below to download the Tech Academy app.

Step 1 - Download Yapp 

  • Visit the app store on your device and search for Yapp. It is free to download.
  • Yapp is an app creation program and is required to load the Tech Academy app. 

Step 2 - Click this link

  • Follow this URL to install the Tech Academy app on your smart device:
  • You will be redirected to the Yapp app, which will house the Tech Academy app.  

Step 3 - Stay connected

  • Schedules, room changes, photos, videos and more will be posted before and durning the event.

Need Help?
Watch this video to see how download and install the Yapp app for Tech Academy.

100 Black Men of Madison recognizes Teresita Torrence

Madison College Retention Advisor, Teresita Torrence was recognized by the 100 Black Men of Madison group as one of the 2015 Outstanding Educator/Mentor Award of Excellence.

Congratulations, Teresita!

You're invited to a retirement party!

President Jack E. Daniels, III, would like to invite you to a retirement celebration that will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 5, in the Truax Student Lounge (room C1423).

Hors d’oeuvres will be served followed by the program at 2:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome, so stop by and wish the 2014-2015 Madison College retirees good luck!

Please email or call (608)246-6678 to RSVP by May 29.

Email System Maintenance

Technology Services will be performing an upgrade to the Exchange email system on Monday, June 1, from 5 until 9 p.m. 

During this time, there may be periodic interruptions of service with the email system. 

Email will continue to be delivered during this maintenance window.

Open Forums to meet Human and Protective Services dean candidates Friday, May 15

Greetings, colleagues,

The college is in the final steps in the hiring process for our School of Human and Protective Services dean position.

All are invited to open forum sessions to meet the final candidates, ask questions and provide input related to the final hiring process.

The 45-minute open forum sessions are scheduled for Friday, May 15, at Truax in the Administration Building Board Room, AB123/AB130. The three sessions are held at:

  • 11:30 a.m. - Bryan Renfro
  • 12:30 p.m. - Greg Ochoa
  • 1:30 p.m. - Shawna Carter

Please feel free to share this invitation with anyone whom you feel might benefit from this opportunity.

Thank you,


Terrance S. Webb, provost


Career Ready Workshop for graduating students on May 19

Do you know graduating students who are still looking for a job in their field? The Career and Employment Center will host a Career Ready Workshop to help support students in their job search process.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Truax campus Room A2021

The workshop will focus on the skills students need to land a job such as:

  • Defining your personal "brand" and describing it for others
  • Building and leveraging a strong professional network
  • Successfully navigating through the application and interview process 

This workshop is open to all students, but we are targeting students who are close to graduating (May or August).

To RSVP please email Amber Buschmann

Getting Started with Blackboard begins June 1

New to Blackboard? “Getting Started with Blackboard” is a self-paced, online course facilitated by the Blackboard Mentors. Begin using Blackboard to communicate with your students!

Register for the last session for this year. Session begins June 1.

Visit the CETL Registration site for more information or call CETL at (608) 246-6646.