Veteran support training session announced

Shannon Kostuck, the college's veterans administration social worker, and Heather Brokaw, student support advisor, are co-presenting a training session through CETL on how faculty can better support student veterans and understand the challenges they face. The faculty training is scheduled for Nov. 1, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. It is titled, "How to serve student veterans: Inside the classroom."

To register, log in as you normally would in the college, entering your network ID (not email address) and password. 

You must check the LDAP Login checkbox.

Faculty and staff veterans' photos and bios requested

During the week of Veteran’s Day (Nov. 7-11), Veteran Service Resources would like to show pictures and short bios of faculty and staff who are veterans on the TVs around campus. This will help our student veterans feel more included and show them how other veterans have become prominent, successful members of our community. Faculty and staff veterans who are willing can send their names or bios to Kevin Roberts.

Information they would like in the bios are:

  • A picture
  • Branch of service
  • Degree(s) of education earned
  • Subject you teach/position you hold on campus

Archive Manager upgrade Sunday, Oct. 16

Technology Services will be upgrading Archive Manager to the latest version on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. 

During this upgrade, users will be unable to login to Archive Manager and retrieve archived emails. However, access to email in your mailbox that has not been archived will be available.


Updates coming to myMadisonCollege mobile environment

The Campus Community Team is pleased to share several updates to the myMadisonCollege mobile environment scheduled to occur the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 11. These changes are being made based on feedback we have heard from staff and students.

First, find the “Course Catalog” tile on the myMadisonCollege landing page. This represents the online index of courses typically offered by the college and is organized by course subject with each career (degree and non-degree/continuing education).

Approximate tuition cost will now show for all classes on the class details page. This cost is the estimated resident tuition cost including tuition and fees. Non-resident and senior rates may vary. Students attending Madison Campuses will also incur the commuter services fee once per academic term.

Big changes are coming to class search. The updated version will allow different criteria and combinations of search values making it easier to find classes by campus, instructional mode, city/town (particularly valuable for continuing education) or by session. 

Additionally, we are adding the ability to search by Liberal Arts Transfer course attributes allowing users to search for classes meeting different academic requirements in the degree, for example, ethnic studies, physical science with/without lab, or humanities. 

Stay tuned for class search video tutorial releases coming soon.

Also in this release are:

  • Student dashboard default layout reconfiguration
  • Renaming “Student Exams” widget to “Final Exams”
  • Displaying mode of instruction on class details
  • Grouping all “action” menus together: to do, holds, and Message Center.
  • More updates are in the works for future releases as we continue to work to make myMadisonCollege mobile best in class. If you have ideas or suggestions, please share them with your Campus Community Team representative or SDS Operations.


Download the myMadisonCollege mobile app for Android or Apple

Employers to visit Madison College

Representatives from the following organizations will stop by the Truax campus to answer questions about available career opportunities. Please pass this information along to students.

Organizations include:

  • US Navy
    Monday, Oct.10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Truax Gateway
    Amber and Michael will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.

  • PerMar Security 
    Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Truax Gateway
    Carri will be available to give you more information and answer questions.

  • CapTel
    Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Truax Gateway
    A representative will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.

  • Ho Chunk Gaming
    Thursday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Truax Gateway
    Michael and Kayree will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.

  • Oak Park Place 
    Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Health Education and Information Technology Building
    Melissa and Kayla will be available to tell you more and answer questions.

Questions? Contact the Career and Employment Center at (608) 243-4598.

Welding Open House set for Tuesday, Oct. 11

The Madison College welding program and the Madison-Beloit section of the American Welding Society (AWS) present a Welding Education Open House from 5:30 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

This event, catered toward high school students and instructors of welding and agriculture classes, gives both a hands-on welding experience and the opportunity to network with welding students and fellow welding industry professionals. Students and instructors of non-welding programs are also welcome to attend.

Representatives from Lincoln Electric, Miller Electric, Airgas, Mississippi Welders Supply and Badger Welding Supplies will be on hand offering demonstrations and the opportunity to operate the latest pieces of welding equipment. This year's open house will feature the Miller Electric Road Show Trailer and the Augmented Arc welder training system. Lincoln Electric will be providing a VRTEX 360 welding simulator and several Lincoln Electric Power Wave C300 Multi-Process power sources. Door prizes will be given away to attendees.

A light meal of subs, chips, cookies and beverages will be provided to all AWS Madison-Beloit Section members and non-members at a cost of $10 each. Students and instructors of high school or college welding classes, and any Madison College instructors can attend at no charge. Parents and guests of students are only $5.

Please RSVP no later than noon on Monday, Oct. 10, by contacting Tony Stute (608-246-6878) or Ben Newcomb (608-246-6831).

Parking permits will be emailed upon receiving your RSVP.

Transfer Week announced

Transfer Week is full of activities to help students explore their transfer options. It provides an opportunity to connect with Madison College transfer alumni and academic advising resources. The week ends with a Transfer Fair where students can talk to more than admissions representatives. Check out the advising and transfer event webpage for specific details.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 and Thursday, Oct. 20 will be College Spirit Days. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear their alumni gear or favorite college gear. 

Nominate a student for recognition of exceptional service

The 2016 Midyear Commencement ceremony will be held on Thursday, December 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the H. Douglas Redsten Gymnasium. If you have a graduating student who has provided exceptional service and/or leadership to fellow classmates through club participation, competition at conferences or service in the community, please nominate them today.

Selected students will have an indicator next to their name in the graduation program, receive a gold cord at the graduation ceremony and a printed award will be sent with their diploma. The deadline to nominate is Monday, November 28. Please follow the link to nominate your student(s).




Suggest a student for Midyear Graduate Speaker

The deadline is October 31 to nominate a deserving graduate for Student Speaker at the 2016 Midyear Commencement Ceremony being held on Thursday, December 15. Honor a 2016 Summer or Fall graduate by clicking on the link. 

Employee Excellence Award nominations now open

Madison College’s new Employee Excellence Awards program recognizes up to six outstanding employees and one outstanding team. Winners of the individual awards will be funded to attend the League of Innovation Conference in San Francisco, CA, March 12 - 17, 2017. The team will receive a catered lunch.

Nominations for employees and teams are open now through Friday, Nov. 4.

The goal of the new program is to be inclusive, meaningful, promote collaboration, foster community and recognize outstanding work across the college.

The new Employee Excellence Awards will recognize employee contributions in the following areas:

  • Teaching
  • Leadership
  • Organizational and college support
  • Innovation
  • Student service and support

For more information, visit the webpage.