Technology Services Data Center schedules power redundancy work

The Technology Services Data Center team has schedule a power redundancy work during normal maintenance windows on Thursday, June 5 and Friday, June 6 from 5 — 7:30 a.m. on both days and there will be no scheduled outages planned during this time. 

Contact the Help Desk at x6666.

College holds free workshop for women interested in construction trades

“Exploring Careers in Home Building and Cabinetmaking” is a free three-day workshop aimed at women interested in learning more about careers in construction and cabinetmaking. The workshop is hosted by the Madison College Tools for Tomorrow: Women in Trades and Technology Program.

Students get a hands-on introduction to building methods, tool use, terminology, related mathematics and safety issues. Participants practice typical skills and applications as they construct a shed and footstools.

The class also incorporates discussion on education options and realistic wage and benefit expectations to help women make informed decisions about entry into the field.

As the economy begins to improve, the need for skilled workers also rises. Tools for Tomorrow works to support and attract women in technology careers and the trades.

Registration is still open. Participants attend all three days:

  • Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Cabinetmaking Shop, Room E173 on the Truax campus
  • Thursday, June 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Construction lab (Building B) on the Commercial Avenue campus
  • Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Construction lab (Building B) on the Commercial Avenue campus

Contact the Tools for Tomorrow program for information or to register at (608) 246-5285.


Human Resources hosts retirement celebration for Brian Nesbit

The Human Resources office team will host a retirement reception for Brian Nesbit on Thursday, June 5 from 12:30 –2:30 p.m. in Room AB122/130 the board room of the Administration Building at the Truax Campus.

Culture and heritage conference takes place at Truax

The Marketing Culture and Heritage: Global Studies and Tri-National Conference will take place on Monday, June 9 at 9 a.m. at the Truax campus, Room C1423.

The conference will explore how Wisconsin organizations are shaped by culture and heritage. This event is open and free of charge to all Madison College students and faculty. 

School of Academic Advancement celebrates retirements

The School of Academic Advancement team will celebrate the retirement of the following faculty.

  • Charles Brown
  • Eileen Knecht
  • Monica Merry-Mason
  • Pam Peterson
  • Mary Ryan
  • Kathy Witte

The event will take place on Friday, June 6 from 4 p.m.—6 p.m. at the Great Dane downtown location.

Appetizers, desserts and a cash bar will be provided and there will be a 15 dollar donation suggested at the door. 

WACTE Sizzlin' Summer raffle held throughout June

The Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education (WACTE) Sizzlin’ Summer calendar raffle will run throughout the month of June on Mondays-Thursdays. Those who buy tickets will be entered into a drawing to win from a pool of $1,100.

WACTE chapters across the state will sell tickets for $10 each or three tickets for $20. Tickets are available from Julie in the Truax Auto Parts Store at 608-246-6062 or Paul Flogel at 608-246-6823. Proceeds from the raffle benefit WACTE scholarships and support activities.

How does the calendar raffle work?

A ticket will be drawn at 8 a.m. each day, Monday through Thursday, during the month of June.

  • Monday drawing winner receives $100
  • Wednesday drawing winner receives $75
  • Tuesday or Thursday drawing winner receives $50

Only 1,000 tickets will be sold and winning tickets are returned to the pot for another chance to win.

What does WACTE do?

WACTE raises money for student scholarships and offers professional development opportunities to its members. WACTE members work educate the public and legislators on technical and career education issues. Anyone who is interested in promoting technical and career education, and who would like to contribute their energy and enthusiasm is welcome to join.

Applications accepted for future exhibits in The Gallery

The Gallery in the Gateway at Truax has openings for shows during the 2014-2015 school year.

The Gallery committee will accept applications for shows until August 1 and will review all requests for 2014-2015.

Please send application for exhibition to Wendy Franczak.

Workday presents at Tech Academy

The Workday team has reached an important milestone in the development of your new Human Resources and Payroll system. We now have the ability to pull back the curtain and give you a sneak preview of coming attractions.

The team shared this milestone at Tech Academy with a live session. They provided an update on the status of the implementation and some of the great benefits of Workday at Madison College. They also shared and explained key design elements and functionality of the system. Lastly, they provided attendees with a live demo of the user-friendly system.

The demo was refreshing. It gave users insight into the self-service ownership of their information and how user-friendly Workday is. 

All of the following employee self-service activities were completed:  

  • Maintain Contact Info – Change Home Address
  • Maintain Emergency Contact Info – Add
  • Change Preferred Name
  • Add/Change Direct Deposit
  • Add Education

 If you would like to see the information shared at the Tech Academy session, check out the slides at the Madison College Workday website.

Workday Implementation Timeline  

  • Human Resources and Payroll – January 1, 2015

o Training Begins – November 3, 2014

  • Finance – July 1, 2015

 Did You Know?

 Workday is designed for the way you work. Simple. Intuitive. Efficient, streamlined workflow to quickly accomplish a task. These are the guiding design principles for Workday. They believe that enterprise applications should deeply engage people, not just solve business problems.

 Visit the Madison College Workday site for the latest information 

Salons offer summer specials

The Downtown Madison College Salon and Trustyle Salon at Truax will have summer specials. Receive a free makeup application with any eyebrow, lip or chin wax hair removal. The offer will be valid from May 27 — June 30 at the Downtown location and starting Monday, June 9 at Trustyle.

Student administration system outage planned

A student administration system outage is planned due to the implementation of the new tools set for the system. 

The student administration system, which includes the Student Center and Faculty Center, will not be available from noon on Friday, May 30. The system will be available again on Monday, June 2 at 7 a.m.

Systems impacted include:

  • Campus Solutions and Student, Faculty and Advisor Centers
  • New student account creation 

Systems not impacted:

  • Payroll and Compensation Launch Pad
  • myMadisonCollege portal access as well as password and secret question resets

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Contact the Help Desk at extension 6666.