Special deal available at Madison College's salons

Madison College's downtown and Truax campus salons have announced their summer hours. They will be open Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 4:15 p.m. from now until July 31.

Additionally, the salons are offering a summer special: a free thermal style (flat iron or curl) with any $15 or more service! This offer will be available through Friday, July 31.

For more information, call Trustyle Salon at 608-246-6068 or the North Carroll Street salon at 608-258-2404.

Instant Application Nights help prospective students get started

Instant Application Night vents will be held at in Madison, Portage, Reedsburg, Fort Atkinson and Watertown.

The event helps prospective students complete their applications and figure out their next required steps.

Attendees receive a waiver code for a free application. They also will receive some fun Madison College gear. Light snacks will be served.

Instant Application Night dates:

  • Tue. June 16, 3 to 7 p.m. at Reedsburg Campus
  • Wed. June 17, 3 to 7 p.m. at Truax Campus, Protective Services Center
  • Tue. June 23, 3 to 7 p.m. at Portage Campus
  • Wed. June 24, 3 to 7 p.m. at Watertown Campus
  • Thu. June 25, 3 to 7 p.m. at Fort Atkinson Campus

Attendance is on a drop-in basis and no registration is required.

Anyone intending to apply should bring their Social Security number. Students without a Social Security number will be required to complete a paper application.

Additional details are available on the Instant Application Night webpage. 

Registration is open for the Preparing to Teach Hybrid course

Seats are now available for the Preparing to Teach Hybrid course!

Become an expert in the hybrid environment with this course on preparing to teach hybrid classes.

The course provides an introduction to the design and pedagogy of hybrid teaching and learning.

Learners will gain experience in the hybrid learning environment and the ability to apply the best hybrid practices to the design of a specific course.

They will develop specific hybrid teaching materials, syllabus policies, communication strategies, learning activities and assessments that will lead to highly effective hybrid instruction.

This course is six weeks and runs from June 11 to July 19 with face-to-face dates on three Mondays: June 11, June 25 and July 9 at the Truax from 4 to 7 p.m.  

Register at CETL today!

Winners of this year's Tech Academy

Congratulations to the winners of the Tech Academy prize drawing!

  • Agent Diana Paynter: Amazon Giftcard
  • Agent Teresa Bear: Chromecast
  • Agent Laurie Angell: Roku
  • Agent Kelley Minica: Video Drone

Thank you to everyone for participating in this year's Tech Academy! 

Please take a minute to let us know how you thought this year’s Tech Academy went

Open house for the Information Technology Department!

You're invited to attend the Information Technology Department’s Open-house on Wednesday, June 17, between 1 and 6 p.m.

Located on the third Floor of the Health Education building at the Truax Campus (1705 Hoffman Street).

There will be tech demos, free pizza, the opportunity to see the labs and talk with advising staff and program faculty!

Feel free to pass this information along to fellow friends and family who may be considering a career in the exciting and dynamic field of information technology.  

Madison College hosts Solid Wood Seminar

The final seminar of the year offered by the Cabinetmaking and Millwork program at Madison College focused on solid wood processing.

The solid wood seminar was sponsored by Stiles Machinery and included four speakers.

Peter Van Dyke (Stiles Machinery) kicked off the event with a presentation on the modern rough mill, including material selection, optimization, crosscutting and ripping machinery, and material handling technology.

Following Peter’s presentation, Barry Kibbey (National Hardwood Lumber Association) demystified the grading process and stressed the importance of having a trained grading professional in plant to ensure you are getting the best value for your material.

During lunch, courtesy of Stiles, Madison College students had the opportunity to network with many of the employers present.

Participants then split into three smaller groups for presentations on Moulder Tooling (Eric Jansen, Stiles Machinery), Knife Grinding and Moulder Setup (Steve Rash, Stiles Machinery) and an overview of moulder types (Peter Van Dyke).

The Cabinetmaking and Millwork program typically conducts three seminars annually for industry professionals.

Already scheduled for the coming year are a Passive Window Certification Workshop, Building and Finishing European Tilt-turn Windows (both in September) and a three-day lumber grading course (January 2016).

Questions? Contact Patrick MolzahnFor more information on the Cabinetmaking and Millwork program at Madison College, visit their website.

Outage Notification: CRM - Oracle RightNow

There is a Contact Relationship Management system (CRM – Oracle RightNow) outage planned for this Friday, May 29, due to an upgrade.

If you currently work in the CRM, please ensure you log off by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29.

Agents will be unable to access CRM, and students will be unable to access their myAnswers accounts from approximately 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29.

We apologize for the inconvenience while CRM is being upgraded.

Questions? Contact project lead Nicole Miller at (608) 246-6225.

WolfPack eliminated from World Series after 11-1 loss

It was not their year at the World Series as Madison College Baseball again struggled offensively and could not stop North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) from putting runs on the scoreboard. The WolfPack fell behind early and lost by run-rule in the sixth inning, 11-1.

NIACC scored first by putting four runs on the board in the opening inning on three hits and one WolfPack error. In the second inning, the 'Pack answered with a run of their own on a Nick Kanavas fielder's choice that scored Luke Yapp. The score remained 4-1 into the bottom of the fifth inning when Daniel Bradley's grand slam put NIACC up 8-1. The Trojans added three more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Madison College managed just three hits and one run on the game. Tony ButlerLuke Yapp and Courtney Watkins were the only WolfPack players with hits and Nick Kanavas had the WolfPack's sole RBI.

First year righthander, Derek Heffel, received his first loss of the season after pitching three and one-third innings, giving up seven hits and and four base on balls. Heffel did not allow an earned run and struck out one batter before turning it over to Ryne Blanton. Blanton struck out four batters but gave up four hits and seven earned runs over this two innings of work. Clayton Uselman also pitched one-third inning in relief.

Madison College's season came to an end in their second game of the World Series. The WolfPack finished the season with a 42-12 overall record, a Region IV title, a conference title and a Division II record sixth straight World Series appearance.

Congratulations to the WolfPack second year players, and we all wish you the best of luck going forward.Thanks for a great run.

The Madison College Bookstore carries more than books!

The Madison College Bookstore will now carry food for your convenience.

Some of these foods include bread, peanut butter, jelly, mac and cheese, pasta-roni as well as many other options.

In addition to the convenient food choices, the Bookstore now also carries the Fitbit flex in-store for $95.95.

End-of-the-Season Blow-out Meeting

It's time for the End-of-the-Season Blow-out Meeting with the Madison Adobe User Group!

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 27, at Madison Media Institute: College of Media Arts (building B) on 2758 Dairy Drive in Madison.

Print specialist, Adobe Certified instructor and chair of the Milwaukee InDesign User Group, James Wamser, will speak.

Topics Include:

  • Use InDesign's Live Preflight to catch some of the most common mistakes
  • Tips when packaging your document
  • Creating and modifying PDF export settings
  • Examining your PDF in Acrobat

After the presentation, we will give away a one-year FREE subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud 2014!

Raffle tickets will be sold for this and other Adobe prizes during the meeting; $1 each, $5 for six, $20 for an arm's length.

You must be present to win.

Pizza, beverages and snacks will be provided for your enjoyment. This will be our final meeting for the 2014-2015 season.

The agenda:

      6 - 6:30 p.m.       Registration, networking and pizza!

      6:30 - 6:40 p.m.  Announcements

      6:40 - 7:30 p.m.  James Wamser presents

      7:30 - 7:45 p.m.  Break

      7:45 - 8:15 p.m.  Finish up with James and Q&A time

      8:15 - 8:30 p.m.  Drawing for prizes

Please RSVP on our Meetup page.