Announcements

Getting Started with Blackboard

Are you new to Blackboard? Each month the Blackboard Mentors offer a four week class, Getting Started with Blackboard. This online class will introduce you to the basics of Blackboard so you can begin to use it to share information with your classes.

The next class begins on Monday, Nov. 3. It is online and can be completed at your own pace. Sign up on the CETL Registration site.

Questions?
Contact Nancy Woodward in CETL. 

Connections Learning Community “Teaching Us” presentations for November

Join CETL in November to support the research and presentations of instructors, Holly Kerby of the Science department and Diane Soles of the Sociology department about teaching and learning.  

Holly and Diane will share their innovative teaching strategies to enhance student’s success at Madison College. 

November presentations for Connections Learning Community "Teaching Us":

  • Using Secrets of Stories to Teach Almost Anything on Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 5 to 6 p.m.
    Presenter: Holly W. Kerby, Chemistry instructor
    Dinner will be served. 
  • Building Groups in On-Line Classes on Friday, Nov. 7, from 12 to 1 p.m.
    Presenter: Diane Soles, Sociology instructor
    Lunch will be served.

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 

Honors Faculty Workshop schedule for spring 2015

Students have begun to enroll for the spring 2015 semester. Full-time and part-time faculty interested in supervising Honor Programs this spring must complete the four-hour Madison College Honors Program Workshop.

Registration for workshops can be found on the CETL website. Each workshop is worth four professional development hours toward five-year certification. Forty hours is equal to one credit.  

Some of the topics that will be covered in the workshop include:

  • Benefits of honors programs to students, faculty and the college
  • Details of the Madison College Honors Program
  • What is expected of an Honors supervising faculty member
  • How to recruit students to the Honors Program
  • How to complete a learning contract
  • Brainstorming with other faculty members about potential Honors projects
  • The bi-annual Honors project competition
  • Compensation for Honors faculty members
  • Parlaying Honors projects into scholarship opportunities for your students. 

Questions? 
Contact the Honors program director Julia Haseleu at (608) 246-6509.  

Oak Park Place visits Madison College

The Career and Employment Center is pleased to announce an upcoming employer visit from Oak Park Place. Please stop by the table in the Health Education Building on Monday, Oct. 27 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  To learn about exciting career opportunities, Kayla and Natasha from Oak Park Place will be available to answer any questions.

 

 

 

Make A Difference Day is Saturday, Oct. 25

The Madison College Volunteer Center has three ways students faculty and staff can help the community.

A Sewing Project to Benefit Kindred Kids will be held on Friday, October 24, from  3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Dale Heights Presbyterian Church 5501 University Avenue Madison, WI 53705.

Join the Volunteer Center for a special sewing project to benefit Kindred Kids a community organization that supports children with special needs and their families. There are     many types of jobs available regardless of your sewing skills or lack thereof. 

All are welcome to join for as long as you are able.  We’ll be assembling weighted blankets.  Please RSVP to Denise Halada by Wednesday, Oct. 22. RSVPs preferred by not required.

Refreshments will be provided.

Kindred Kids will host a volunteer opportunity for the Madison College community on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. at their location 951 W. James Street Columbus, WI 53925. 

The Volunteer Center will provide transportation for students who RSVP to Viktoriia Lebid by Thursday, Oct. 23. 

Second Harvest Food Bank has 10 spots for Madison College community members to volunteer in their warehouse from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.  Please RSVP with Juan Pintor by Wednesday, Oct. 22.  

For more information on ways to get involved in the community visit the Volunteer Center website and join the Volunteer Center organization on the Madison College Link.

The Gallery 211 debuts on Downtown campus

The Gallery 211 at the Downtown campus will make its debut featuring an exhibition on “Faculty Exhibition” that will feature an array of fine art created by the diverse Madison College Applied Arts faculty. The exhibition will take place from Monday, Nov. 10 to Wednesday, Jan. 28.

An opening reception will take place on Friday, Nov. 14, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room D011 at the Downtown campus.

Math club holds second meeting of the year

The math club will hold the second meeting of the year on Friday, Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m. in Room A2021. The theme for the meeting is “What Will Euclid Let Us Build?” 

Join the Math Club and guest speakers Jennifer and Steve Szydlik from UW- Oshkosh to build models of tessellations and polyhedra. This session will discover what types of objects "fit" in Euclidean spaces and demonstrate some important theorems in two-and three-dimensions.

Material will be provided for many of hands-on mathematical exploration. 

About the speakers:
Stephen is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He teaches courses in Geometry, Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, and Topology. Jennifer is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.  She teaches a variety of courses for prospective teachers and does research in the field of undergraduate mathematics education.

Veteran Services and V.I.T.A.L hosts pizza lunch and get-together

Madison College Veteran Services and V.I.T.A.L will host a pizza lunch and get-together Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Truax Campus in Room C1435 just down the hall from the cafeteria.

This is an informal social opportunity for veteran students to meet and socialize with fellow veteran students.

Several veteran service providers will be available at this time for information and support.

For questions or to RSVP?
Contact, Kelly Knueve or call (608) 616-3498.

You are welcome to drop in even if you haven’t RSVP’d, but, advance notice will help know how much food will be needed.

Results from the 2014 “Lee National Denim Day for Breast Cancer” fundraiser are in!

Thanks to a great group of volunteers and generous donations from staff and students, Madison College collected $2,800 this year during “Lee National Denim Days” to help fight breast cancer. Since its inception in 1996, Lee National Denim Day has raised more than $91 million to fund critical research and support programs that help those fighting the disease.  

This year’s donations will help many of the American Cancer Society’s life-changing efforts including investments in groundbreaking cancer research working to find new ways to find, prevent and treat breast cancer; lifesaving screenings in communities nationwide; and lodging and transportation for patients and caregivers during treatment. 

Thanks to everyone who collected donations at our campuses and to all of the staff and students who contributed so generously.  What a wonderful group of people, joining forces for an extremely important cause.  

  • Ellen Hustad, Team Lead
  • Cindy Bowen
  • Robin Gee
  • Rhoda McKinney
  • Donna Swadley

The winner of the gift basket donated by Anna Hoffmann was Mark Huismann from the Enrollment Center. Congratulations, Mark!

 

Asian American Student Association hosts Second Annual Hmong Language class

The Asian American Student Association will host the second Annual Hmong Language Class. This class will consist of four, two-hour sessions from Tuesday, Nov. 4 to Tuesday, Nov. 25. 

The dates and location are: 

  • Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Room B3233
  • Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Room B3233
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Room B3233
  • Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Room B3233     

The Hmong Language Class is a course that teaches Hmong to true beginners (native speakers and non-native speakers.)  This class will include an exposure to the primary level of the written language, basic everyday conversation and elementary vocabularies. 

The course will familiarize students with Hmong alphabets.

  • Tone markers
  • Consonants
  • Singular and plural vowels
  • Pronunciation
  • Sentence structure
  • Parts of speech

An exploration of Hmong culture will be emphasized.

To register, please visit Madison College AASA Hmong class website

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