Summer intake pilot tested

Madison College will pilot a summer start for a limited number of programs and certificates this summer. Options include in-person, online and accelerated classes. The pilot will be assessed to determine the impact a summer start option may have on applicant yield rates and enrollment.

 The following programs and certificates will be offered for the summer 2014 term:



 Summer Intake Dates:

  • March 3 – Online applications open and summer classes post online
  • March 17 –Application review begins
  • April 1 – New student enrollment begins
  • May 12 – Application and credential deadline for Polysomnography Certificate
  • June 6 –Application deadline (note earlier deadline for Polysomnography)
  • June 9 – Summer session begins
  • June 16 – Summer application credential deadline (note earlier deadline for Polysomnography) and Date of Record

 Financial Aid:

Summer applicants interested in applying for financial aid, must submit the 2013-14 FAFSA. Students are encouraged to submit their FAFSA as early as possible and no later than June 6. Students continuing on for Fall 2014 must also submit the 2014-15 FAFSA.

Contact Mary Schey at (608) 243-4364

Architecture Program presentations focus on green energy

The Architecture Program will offer a series of lunch time presentations on constructing low energy or Passivehaus green homes. The presentations will take place in room D 1673 from 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. and snacks will be provided.

  • Thursday, March 6: Green plumbing.
  • Tuesday, March 11: Performance windows
  • Tuesday, March 25: Designing a photo voltaic system

The Architecture Program is currently involved in designing a net zero house for the Mosaic Trails housing development in Madison’s Allied Drive-Dunn’s Marsh neighborhood. Madison College’s Construction and Remodeling Program will construct it.

WACTE members serve lunch for Convocation

The Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education (WACTE) is celebrating the start of spring (it’s coming, folks, we promise!) with a cookout lunch for Convocation on Friday, March 14.

Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. and will include a brat or hamburger, chips, cookie and soda or water for $6. All proceeds and donations will support student scholarships, professional development and other WACTE activities.

WACTE raises money for student scholarships and offers professional development opportunities to its members. WACTE members work to raise awareness and educate the public and legislators on technical and career education issues and concerns.

Anyone who is interested in promoting technical and career education and who would like to contribute their energy and enthusiasm is welcome to join. Check out the WACTE table at Convocation to learn more. 

Contact Paul Flogel at 608 246-6823.

March Newsblast now available on CETL website

This month's CETL Newsblast features a spotlight on convocation, introduces new workshops, displays several TED Talks for teachers and more. 

Interior Design students receive top awards at competition

On Thursday, Feb. 27, 28 of Madison College’s Interior Design Program students participated in an annual Interior Design Competition, held this year at the Madison College Downtown campus.

The students took home 16 of the top awards. Students from Waukesha County Technical College and Fox Valley Technical College were among the 58 students in attendance at the competition, which is open to all Wisconsin Technical College System interior design program students. 

Students competed in several categories, testing their knowledge of textiles, history of furniture and fundamental interior design knowledge in a written exam, as well as testing their space planning and material selection skills in an “on the spot” design charrette in residential, commercial or kitchen design. 

Interior design professionals specializing in residential, commercial or kitchen design judged the students’ projects. 

Madison College students earning awards were:

Textiles Knowledge – First Year
First Place:  Sary Leu
Second Place: Tina Biggs
Third Place: Allison Crubaugh

Textiles Knowledge – Second Year
Third Place: Lindsey Slack

History Knowledge – First Year
Third Place: Katelynn Lindley

Interior Design Fundamental Knowledge – First Year
FirstPlace:  Molly Hooper
Second Place: Katelynn Lindley

Interior Design Fundamental Knowledge – Second Year
FirstPlace:  Lindsey Slack
SecondPlace: Elisabeth Pieper

Residential Design First Year:
FirstPlace:  Allison Crubaugh
Third Place: Molly Hooper

Honorable mentions: Sabrina Sbarro, Tina Biggs, Annikki Lehtinen

Commercial Design:
FirstPlace:  Elisabeth Pieper
Third Place: McKenzie Oezer

WolfPack women's basketball team comes up short in final game of regional championship

The WolfPack traveled to Glen Ellyn, Ill. over the weekend for the NJCAA Region IV championship. Falling to top-ranked Rock Valley College in Saturday's game, the WolfPack just missed out on a trip to the NJCAA Division III National Tournament. The final score of the game was 90-71, with Rock Valley in the lead.

Led by Yowana Posey, who finished with a game-high 22 points, Rock Valley would race out to an 11-point halftime lead, 45-34. The second half played out in much the same way, with the Golden Eagles again scoring 45 points in the half, compared to the WolfPack's 37.

Despite the loss, Madison College did have five players score in double figures. Freshman Kelly Calhoun led the team with 15 points, while Gabrielle Hood scored 13. Lizzy Britt and Chelsea Schullenburg  contributed 11 points each while and Megean Mazur added 10. 

The WolfPack finishes their 2013-14 season at 21-10 overall, 10-4 in conference play. Meanwhile, Rock Valley enters the NJCAA Division III National Tournament as the two-time defending champion.


Technology Services upgrades file storage

The myMadisonCollege, Campus Solutions, Financials and HR systems will be unavailable Saturday, March 8  from 4:30-9:30 p.m. while Technology Services performs necessary upgrades related to file storage. 

If these systems are in use it will be necessary to log off and back on to Madison College workstations on Monday, March 10. Access to systems from outside the College are not impacted.

Contact the Help Desk

CETL introduces new online technology training opportunities

CETL is offering a slew of Technology Training sessions online through Blackboard. The following courses are being offered:

  • Creating Closed Captions for Screencasts using Camtasia Studio 8
  • Creating Closed Captions for Screencasts using Camtasia:mac 2
  • Editing and Creating ADA Word 2010 Documents
  • Editing and Creating ADA Word 2011 for Mac Documents
  • Create a Narrated PowerPoint 2010 Presentation
  • PowerPoint 2010 Tips and Tricks
  • PowerPoint 2011 for Mac Tips and Tricks
  • Screencasting for Cheapskates (PC and Macs)
  • Screencasting with Camtasia Studio 8 (PC)
  • Screencasting with Camtasia:mac 2 (Mac)

All of these sessions are completely self-driven, which means you choose when you want to complete the course. Each session will take approximately 1 to 2 hours to complete. 

Registration for these sessions will be open until Wednesday, March 5. For more information about these sessions, please visit the CETL Calendar or contact Alan Natachu at 608-246-6050.

Student organization brings comedic documentary to Truax

United Common Ground presents comedian and director Dean Obeidallah along with his film "The Muslims Are Coming!

The film is an American comedic documentary that follows a band of Muslim-American comedians as they travel the United States to combat Islamophobia.

These comedians performed free standup shows and set up ways to interact with people through such activities as "Ask a Muslim Booth" and the game “Name That Religion.” 

The event takes place on Tuesday, March 4 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Truax Student Lounge.

March Flexible Learning Newsletter focuses on stress

This month's Flexible Learning Newsletter provides resources for helping students deal with stress, instructions on how to easily show just a section of a YouTube video in class, and a checklist to help flexible format instructors make sure their courses are running smoothly.