Announcements

Connections Learning Community “Teaching Us” presentations for March

Join CETL in March to support the research and presentations of instructors, Andrea Sumpter and Margaret Vaughan about teaching and learning.  

Andrea and Margaret will share their innovative teaching strategies to enhance students' success at Madison College. 

March presentations for Connections Learning Community "Teaching Us:"

  • Importance of Diversity and Engagement on Wednesday, March 25, from 5 to 6 p.m. Presenter: Andrea Sumpter, sociology instructor
  • Engagement and Study Skills for Critical Thinking, March 27, from 12 to 1 p.m. 
    Presenter: Margaret Vaughan, Business and Applied Arts instructor 

Please support your colleagues and RSVP today for a Connections Learning Community session.

If you have any questions or to RSVP, contact Jimmy Cheffen of CETL 

Goodwill visits Madison College

The Career and Employment Center is pleased to announce an upcoming employer visit from Goodwill.

Please stop by the table in the cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, to learn about exciting career opportunities.

 

Madison College hosts Tech Academy May 27-28

Tech Academy is set to run May 27 and 28 at the Truax Campus.

The Tech Academy event is a success every year because of the wonderful and brilliant faculty and staff at the college.  

Our 2015 Tech Academy schedule will feature online and face-to-face sessions as well as a Technology Showcase (highlighting new technologies) on Thursday afternoon from 1-3 p.m.

Please consider presenting at Tech Academy this year.

College leaders honored for work supporting Phi Theta Kappa honor society

Renee Alfano, director of Student Life, and Marty Crabbs, manager of process improvement and innovation for Student Development, are being honored by Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges. 

Both college leaders were recognized for their work with members of the Beta Beta Psi Chapter at Madison College and in support of the national and international mission of Phi Theta Kappa to recognize and encourage scholarship at two-year colleges. 

Renee Alfano has received the Continued Excellence Award for Advisors honoring chapter advisors who have served at least four years and who have previously won a Distinguished Advisor Award.  

The Continued Excellence Award goes to those who have made a significant contribution to chapter growth and who have encouraged involvement at the local, regional or international level. Winners are selected from among more than 50 nominees worldwide. 

Marty Crabbs has received the Horizon Award for the Wisconsin Region and the Paragon Award for New Advisors at the international level. 

The Horizon Award recognizes advisors who have had a positive impact on the development and growth of the region. 

The Paragon Award honors new advisors (those serving less than four years) for significant contributions to the growth of individual chapters and encouragement of chapters to become involved at the local, regional or international level of the organization. Winners were selected by a panel of judges from nominees worldwide.

Textbook adoptions due April 1

As mid-terms approach and the winter freeze gives way to spring warming…fall 2015 textbook adoptions are due by April 1. 

Summer 2015 textbook adoptions are due immediately after teaching assignments are confirmed. It is critical for all involved, but especially for our students benefit, that we get as many adoptions entered as quickly as possible. 

Please consider: 

  • Enrollment dates. Continuing student registration begins on March 31, with open enrollment shortly after. This means early inquiries will come from students about what books and materials they will need for their summer or fall classes. The sooner we can have this information, the more helpful we will be to the student body.
  • Buyback. Vital to many students, we need to confirm what books will be used in the fall to ensure inclusion in our end-of-term buyback period. The quantities we are able to buyback from our students, as well as the value we are able to pay for them, are directly affected by the timely adoptions we receive.
  • Rentals. Offering this popular option to our students also requires timely adoptions. Many factors need to be considered before we decide which books make the best rental candidates. A big factor is how many adoptions we receive for it.
  • Used books. Used book vendors operate as first-come, first-served. The sooner we can get orders placed (if needed) for used textbooks, the better chance we have of securing used copies for our students.
  • Returns. At the same time we are preparing book orders for summer and fall, we also are clearing our shelves of spring term books. Knowing what is being re-used helps us immensely in determining what gets sent back to publishers and what we can keep on the shelves for summer/fall. 
  • Summer School. Please submit text adoptions as soon as possible after receiving your teaching assignments. This can be a very short time window, so please “adopt” as soon as assignment is confirmed.

If you have not yet received your teaching assignment, for example, part-time faculty, then we ask that you submit your adoptions to us as soon as possible after your classes are confirmed. 

Ready to adopt? 

Please use our Online Textbook Adoption System. For those of you who used the system in previous terms, you should have a “history” started once you log in.

If you are using the same textbooks, it is very easy to “copy” from a previous term. For those of you who will be using our system for the first time, once you have logged-in with your Madison College user name and password and registered, you will create a “history.”

Whenever you log back in, you will have a record of what you had adopted in the past, so no more adoption papers from us filling your mailbox.

Please follow link(s) below, and we welcome your comments or questions. 

The Bookstore still accepts paper adoptions.  A blank form is available at Textbook Adoption Form

Please complete the form and send to the bookstore via interdepartmental mail, or you may email the adoption form to us at bookstoretextadoptions@madisoncollege.edu      

Questions?
Contact, Mike Panten

Madison College Food Services announces spring break hours

Madison College Food Services wants you to know that the Whole Bowl will be closed until Thursday, March 26. 

The Cafeteria will be the only venue open during spring break week, with limited service from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. all week. 

The Cafeteria also will be open on Saturday, March 21, for Odyssey of the Mind. 

Thank you for your continued patronage!

Colony Brands visits Madison College

The Career and Employment Center is pleased to announce an upcoming employer visit from Colony Brands. Please stop by the table in the cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, to learn about exciting career opportunities.

 

Madison College hosts N.E.T. Saturday

The Career and Employment Center, Student Life, Phi Theta Kappa and Retention Services is pleased to announce the second annual Networking, Etiquette and Technology Conference (N.E.T. Saturday) for students on April 18.

N.E.T. Saturday is a hands-on conference where a variety of professionals present employment-related topics to support Madison College student professional development.

  • Attendees will learn about the importance of networking and developing a personal brand.
  • Attendees will learn about various employment-related technology and skills. (LinkedIn and managing one’s social media presence.)
  • Attendees will learn about professional etiquette to support their development. (making a good first impression, formal dining, etc.)

More details to come.

Madison College presents SELMA

Madison College is pleased to announce a free screening of the SELMA movie to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the historic marches. 

The film will be shown at the Madison College Mitby Theatre on Wednesday, March 25, at 4 p.m. after opening remarks by Andrea Sumpter a sociology instructor at Madison College. 

Please stay after the movie for a message from Dane County Boys and Girl Club CEO Michael Johnson on what we can do to make a positive impact on our community today. 

Refreshments will be provided. 

All are welcome to attend.

 

Dental Hygiene students to report learning experiences

Madison College Dental Hygiene students will travel to Belize on a service learning trip from March 14-21.

To share what they are doing the students will report their learning experiences on their blog wecleanteeth.org

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