Business Technology faculty showcase online offerings at IAAP annual conference

Madison College Business Technology faculty showcased the department’s online Administrative Professional, Medical Administrative Specialist, Virtual Assistant, Business Software Applications Specialist, and Court Reporting educational offerings at the recent International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) educational forum and annual meeting in Milwaukee, WI.

IAAP is a not-for-profit professional association for office professionals with approx. 22,000 members and affiliates worldwide. This annual event is IAAP’s premier gathering, focused on ensuring office and administrative professionals have the opportunity to connect, learn, lead and excel.

The Marketplace expo booth highlighted Madison College educational pathways and allowed personal interaction between faculty and worldwide IAAP members, current and prospective students, and alumni.

For further information:
Visit the Business Technology website.

CETL offers Word and PowerPoint 2010 courses

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) will offer Blackboard courses in Word and PowerPoint 2010 starting Tuesday, Aug. 19.  

The courses also will be offered for Mac computers.

Register on the CETL website 

Duluth and Vector visit Madison College

The Career and Employment Center is pleased to announce an upcoming employer visit from Vector Marketing. Please stop by the table in the cafeteria from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014 to learn about exciting career opportunities.

Dianne from Vector Marketing will be available to answer any questions.



A representative from Duluth Trading Company will visit Madison College on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Please stop by the table in the cafeteria from 11a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to learn about career opportunities.

 Monica from Duluth Trading Company will be available to answer any questions.




Public Safety announces changes in parking permits

Beginning in the fall 2014 semester, Public Safety will be issuing student parking permits for the entire academic year rather than by individual semester.

This streamlined process makes it more convenient for our students and more efficient for Public Safety. Each student permit now will be valid from the beginning of the fall semester until Aug. 31 of the following year.

The college also will no longer be charging noncredit students for parking permits, and students will no longer be required to sign up for a parking permit online. This feature will be removed from PeopleSoft and the Student Center. Students will be redirected to the Madison College Parking Information page that will further explain the changes.

Staff members assisting students with enrollment also will no longer need to check the parking flag. 

Please inform all relevant staff of these changes so that they can further relay this information to our students.

Contact Tracy Fuller from Public Safety at (608) 246-6031.

Scheduling and Event Services reporting structure announced

Madison College’s Scheduling and Events Services department, which assists internal and external customers with planning and executing events at our campuses in Madison and throughout the region, will now report to Vice President for Administration Mark Thomas.

The Scheduling and Event Services team includes Corey Helser, administrator; Matt Breaux, technical coordinator; and Betsy Rais, event scheduler. 

If you’re interested in scheduling an event that requires logistical and technical support,

Contact, Scheduling and Event Services

Hawk presents 'KISS ME, KATE'

Madison College Performing Arts Faculty member Miranda Hawk will start the 75th season of the Wisconsin Union Theater with the production of ”KISS ME, KATE.”

The show will re-open the theater, which has been closed the past two years for renovations.

Archive Manager unavailable for upgrade

Archive Manager will be unavailable on Friday, August 8 from 6 p.m.—11 p.m. for an upgrade to Archive Manager Version 5.01.

During this time, no access to archived email will be possible. However, access to email in your mailbox that has not been archived will be available.

Great Lakes awards 'College Success' grants to Madison College

Madison College recently received two ‘College Success’ grants from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation for the 2014-2015 academic year, both grants total nearly $241,000.

More than 300 students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, and students who are first in their families to attend college will benefit from support services during the 2014-2015 academic year. These funds will support interventions that keep at-risk first-year students on path to graduation.

One of the programs that will benefit will be The Scholars of Color Mentoring Programs (SCMP.) The SCMP brings together the Mentoring Minority Males Scholars Program (3MSP) with the Women of Color Scholars Program (WCSP) into a dynamic learning community with mentors and college leaders who provide support, encouragement and guidance for participants’ academic and personal success. The program boasts retention and persistence rates of 84% and 88%, respectively. This is the third year the College has received funds to support the SCMP.

A newly funded will be the Early Alert Project. The program provides more immediate intervention and improved technological enhancements to the College’s existing Early Alert program. This new grant will connect 250 first year at-risk students who have been identified through Early Alerts in select introductory math, English and social science courses to college support services much earlier to keep them on track for graduation. 

These grants are just one way Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates works to achieve its goal of helping more students benefit from their investment in higher education and graduate ready to reach their full potential.

Carlotta V. Calmese, associate dean in Retention Services will contact department faculty to provide more information about this Early Alert initiative and how this new grant will simplify the college’s internal processes.

Otterstatter wins 50/50 raffle at Madison College Night at the pond

Madison College Night at the pond was a successful evening of baseball for everyone specially Joyce Otterstatter from Madison College Watertown campus. Joyce was the winner of the Mallards 50/50 raffle.


Career and Employment Center announces new advisers

The Career and Employment Center welcomes new advisers Alaina Trgovich, Souleevanh “Sully” Thao, and Allison Batterman.

The new advisers, also known as “training navigators,” will provide support to dislocated workers and low-income adult students through the One Stop/Worksmart Network supported by Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin under the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA).

They will provide individualized career exploration, training and employment support for students who are participating in long-term training and who meet (WIA) eligibility requirements.

Assisting students with goal setting, career planning, admissions, financial aid, enrollment, resources and career services, they also will connect WIA eligible students to area employers and the college through job shadows, internships and work experiences. 

Each adviser will be assigned to a part of the college district:

  • Alaina Trovich — serves Dane County and based at Truax Campus
  • Souleevanh Thao — serves the North Region and based at Portage Campus
  • Allison Batterman — serves the Eastern Region and based at Fort Atkinson Campus.

The Career and Employment Center will share additional information as these new roles and responsibilities develop.