IT spring open house welcomes students

The Madison College Information Technology Department will hold its Spring Open House on Tuesday, April 23 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will be held at the Cisco Networking Center at 1802 Wright St.

Students interested in pursing a career in IT are encouraged to drop by for more information on the Department's programs ranging from mobile applications development to IT security. Click here for more information.

Making the most of Discussions in Blackboard

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 3-4 p.m. – Making the Most of Discussions in Blackboard - Truax 220A

Learn how to set up a discussion forum, discuss best practices for facilitating online discussions, explore methods for assessing student contributions, and consider ways to improve efficiency when reading and responding to student messages. Sign up today on the CETL Registration site or simply drop-in!

This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the Discussion Board tool. Participants will first use the tool as a student, becoming familiar with how it will appear to their own students. Then, turning to the instructor perspective, they will learn to use the tool at each point in the lifecycle of discussions—from creating forums and threads to moderating, managing, and grading discussions. Along the way, they will discuss pedagogical and practical issues related to using online discussions.

Register for this workshop on the CETL Database at:
Contact Nancy Woodward, or stop in CETL.

Visualize your data with 'Infographics'

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Workshops

Infographics– Thursday, April 25 – 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Truax Room 220A

Looking for a new way to present data to your class? Come to this workshop to learn about some simple tools you can use to make an Infographic, a visual representation of your data! No need to register – simply join us at 11:30.

Last Workshop of the Year:

Twitter – Friday, May 3, 12-12:30 p.m., Truax Room 220A

Contact Nancy Woodward

Annual Spring Portfolio Show slated for May 6

The Annual Spring Portfolio Show will be held this year at the Monona Terrace on May 6, from 4 to 8 p.m.

The graduates from the Animation, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion Marketing, Photography and Visual Communication programs will have their Portfolios for public view. The webpage at will be updated soon with online version of the portfolios.

They have a Facebook page

Rosanne Glick-Veium's 'Celebration of Life' rescheduled

Please join us in a very informal Celebration of Life for Rosanne Glick-Veium. Rosanne was a counselor at Madison College for a number of years, and after a courageous fight with cancer passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2012 in Washington state. 

Rosanne’s Celebration of Life has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the Lazy Oaf Lounge located at 1617 North Stoughton Road, Madison, Wisconsin, directly across the street from the Madison College Truax campus. For many of you, this was the last place you saw her when she visited a few years ago.  The event is scheduled from 4:30-7:00 p.m. with a sharing of memories to begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. Please come prepared to share a “toast” in memory of Rosanne.

Please bring along pictures and/or stories to share. If someone has a creative flair and would like to make a memory book or a video collection to pass on to her children, we would welcome you to share your talents. 

If you are so inclined, a donation box will be available. All contributions collected will be put towards the new Centennial Tribute Gardens. Please make any checks payable to the Madison College Foundation with a note in the comment section “Rosanne.”

Everyone is welcome, so please pass this information along to all that knew her. Her outreach knows no boundaries, and many of us are finding out just how many people she touched!


Contact Rochelle Wanner, CC Sheldon or Bonnie Vandre-Blewett.

Program Activities Council presents 'Spring Spectacular'

Program Activities Council (PAC) Presents: Spring Spectacular on Saturday April 20, 2013 
11a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Truax campus patio

The Programs Activities Council (PAC) would like to invite you to the first Spring Spectacular-Family Event on Saturday, April 20, 2013, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,Truax Campus patio (rain location inside). This is a free, fun family event that is open to all Madison College students, their families and the local community.

There will be music by Team Abstract, youth break dancers-Eastside Breakers, hula hoopers, belly dancing, carnival style games, an inflatable bounce house, cotton candy, popcorn and more. Additionally, the Madison Area Herpetology Society is bringing their educational program to campus. Educational coordinators will teach facts about lizards, snakes and amphibians, plus, bring live animals. Help us celebrate the arrival of SPRING!

Register for the Redsten Golf Classic

Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Redsten Golf Classic on Monday, May 20, 2013 at The Oaks Golf Course. The Redsten Golf Classic honors the memory of Doug Redsten who devoted 30 years to students and alumni as a teacher, coach and administator. Proceeds from the event helps fund student scholarships and program enhancements.

Your registration includes 18-holes of golf at The Oaks Golf Course, a boxed lunch, green fees, cart, special commemorative gift and dinner. If you cannot make the golf, join us for dinner for $20.

Register online. Registration will close on Thursdsday, May 16.

Monday, May 20, 2013 at The Oaks Golf Course, 4740 Pierceville Road, Cottage Grove.

10:30 a.m. - registration and boxed lunch
12:00 p.m. - shotgun start
5:30 p.m. - reception with cash bar and silent auction
6:00 p.m. - dinner, prizes and awards

$130 - classic registration
 (includes golf, lunch, cart with GPS, dinner and commemorative gift)

$20 - dinner only

Blackboard update

Blackboard will be down beginning at 12:01 a.m. on May 31, 2013 until 7 a.m. on June 1, 2013 for an update to Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 11.

Watch for more information in Matters about the exciting new features and functions included in Service Pack 11.

Flavors of Madison helps fund Culinary scholarships

This year's Flavors of Madison will fund two Madison College Culinary scholarships.

Sample over 36 signature dishes served from over 20 Madiosn Originals restaurants. The event also features live music, door prizes, and a cash bar. Meet and mingle with the owners and chefs who are committed to sustaining the Madison area dining scene. 

Receive a $10 gift certificate when you purchase a $40 ticket online.

Sunday, April 21, 5-7:30 p.m.
Madison Concourse Hotel
1 West Dayton Street


Fleece on sale at the Truax Bookstore

Red Madison College fleece originally $29.95.

For the week of April 15-19 the fleece is $19.95 at the Truax Bookstore only.