Register for the Faculty Advising workshop

Interested in developing your skills as a faculty advisor? Sign up now for the Faculty Advising workshop on the following dates:

  • Wednesdays, Oct. 7, 14 and 21 from 5-8:30 p.m.

The faculty advising workshop teaches strategies and tools for working with students on career choice, program exploration, course selection and more.

It also qualifies you for access to additional faculty advising resources and the ability to participate in the growing number of faculty advising opportunities around the college.

The sessions will be held at Truax.

1. Go the CETL website
2. Log in using your faculty username and password
3. Click on “register for course”
4. Use the drop down menu and select “Continuing PD”
5. Choose “Faculty Advising” from the course list.

For more information, contact Kevin Piper, Faculty Advising Fellow, at (608) 616-3456 or Carlotta Calmese, Retention Services, at (608) 243-4270.

Find more information on the flyer.

Learn how to caption videos for webinars

Due to a large number of requests (and the need for a better webinar recording), Alan Natachu will host the captioning videos webinar on the following days:

  • This week: Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 12-1 p.m.
  • Next month: Monday, Oct. 19, from 12-1 p.m.

Both webinars will be hosted on YouTube. This webinar explains the basics of creating captions for videos created in YouTube, creating captions for videos on your computer and creating captions for YouTube videos that you don’t own.

Register for the webinars via the CETL registration page.

Having trouble registering? Contact Alan Natachu, technology training coordinator, via (608) 246-6050.

"Sí, se puede!" Watch César Chávez, Oct. 7

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Programs and Activities Council will show the 2014 César Chávez biopic Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 4-6 p.m. in Truax room B3279.

The movie is about the life of the American civil-rights activist and labor organizer César Chávez.

Faculty and staff are invited to come and encourage students to attend. Pizza will be provided!

Questions? Contact the Programs and Activities Council.

You're invited! BCycle station grand opening

The B-Cycle station is here!

Everyone is invited to the opening of the BCycle Station Thursday, Oct. 1, at noon. There will be a ride-through ribbon ceremony. Refreshments will be provided.

The station is outside the Health Education Building, before the intersection at Anderson and Wright St.

Remember: annual memberships are free for all students and employees who sign up before Dec. 31, 2015.

First edition of the Grants Office Gazette

To get the latest update on what's happening in the Grants Office, read the Grants Office Gazette

This newsletter is intended to highlight the work that you do and help inform the college community about the innovative programs and supportive services funded by grants.

Professional Development opportunities

Professional Development opportunities from the Grants Office. 

Several federal grant programs offer opportunities for faculty, staff and administrators to participate in a broad range of professional development activities. 

You can check out the list of active grant awards from the Grants Office.

Support the Dental Hygiene Care in Belize 2016 service trip

Help support the Dental Hygiene Care in Belize 2016 Service Trip by purchasing Yankee Candles! 

Candles make great gifts, add color and scent to your home.

Forty percent of your online purchase (not good in stores) will go toward the cost of the students' trip. 

Go to:

Enter Group Code (required):  990085900 (unlimited use is allowed).

The group of Madison College Dental Hygiene students will travel to Ambergris Caye in Belize to provide dental hygiene care and education to children at Holy Cross School in San Mateo.

Students will provide the children with dental cleanings, x-rays, dental sealants, fluoride treatments and dental health education. The students will also go to classrooms to provide interactive dental health education.

Surgical Technologist program wins annual merit award

The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting announced that Madison College's Surgical Technologist program in the School of Health Education has received national recognition and been awarded the "Annual Merit Award" for exceeding the Certified Surgical Technologist benchmark pass rate of 70 percent from Aug. 1, 2014 through July 3, 2015.

Over 92 percent of the Surgical Technologist graduates passed the National Certification Examination on their first attempt and earned the status of Certified Surgical Technologist.

Congratulations to our graduates and program faculty for earning this national honor!

Join academic ESL conversation groups this semester

This semester, the Student Achievement Center hosts ESL conversation groups on:

  • Tuesdays, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., in the Student Achievement Center
  • Thursdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Writing Center

Students interested in joining a conversation group will be asked to sign in to Tutor Trac at the front of the Student Achievement Center but do not need to register for a specific course number. It is free to attend and groups meet weekly through the end of the semester.

Academic conversation groups are designed to give non-native English speaking students practice expressing their thoughts and opinions about various topics revolving around American culture, academic life, or language learning strategies and resources. An ESL-trained group facilitator attends each meeting to help the students work together to improve their oral communication skills.

Questions? Contact instructor Sarah Teniente, at (608) 259-2927, or Susanne Treiber, Writing Center educational program planner, at (608) 243-4289.

Universal Design exhibit Monday, Oct. 5

Join Disability Resource Services and the Americans with Disabilities Act committee Monday, Oct. 5, between 3 and 5 p.m. for the official opening ceremony of the Universal Design exhibit at the Truax Gallery in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness month. Light refreshments will be served.

Universal design refers to broad-spectrum ideas meant to produce buildings, products and environments that are inherently accessible to everyone: older people, people without disabilities and people with disabilities.

To learn more about Madison College’s Disability Awareness Week and other scheduled events during the week of Oct. 5, visit our website.

The exhibition will run through Oct. 15.