School of Applied Science, Engineering & Technology moves

The Madison College School of Applied Science, Engineering & Technology (ASET) is moving during the week of June 3-9, 2013. 

ASET's new general contact information is as follows:

Location: Ingenuity Center Room A2105
General Phone: 608-246-6800 | Fax: 608-246-6806

Individual employee contact information includes:

Dean: Kenneth Starkman608-246-4440
Associate Dean: Sandy Docter | 608-243-4143
Associate Dean: Lisa Delany | 608-246-5221
Apprenticeship Manager: James Cook | 608-246-5299
Administrative Coordinaror: Cathy Hare | 608-243-4169

Secure wireless internet implemented for students

All students should start using the new MC-Secure as their preferred wireless network for their personal devices, e.g., smart phones, iPads, and personal laptops beginning June 3.

This new network will require your Madison College network username and password to log in. If you need detailed instructions on how to configure your wireless device for connecting to MC-Secure, please visit the Madison College Wireless Access webpage

New Wireless for Guests/Visitors:

As part of our ongoing commitment to network security, we will shut down the current MATC Wireless on June 6th and replace it with a new, restricted wireless network MC-Guest. MC-Guest will be available to visitors who do not have a Madison College network account and only need temporary access to the internet. Visitors should use MC-Guest as their open wireless connection beginning June 1st.

Admissions Advising referrals changing

On Tuesday, May 28, the Enrollment Center (now the Gateway One-Stop) opened for service in the new Gateway Welcome Center. While Admissions Advising is not moving as a unit to the new Gateway, advisors will have a daily presence at the Gateway One-Stop by way of “Advisor on Duty Services.”

The admissions advisor on duty will be available to take appointments with prospective students at the Gateway One-Stop. After enrollment specialists have triaged the prospective student and determined an appointment with an admissions advisor is appropriate, the student will be given the next available advising appointment (or any other open slot the student chooses).

Effective immediately, please refer all prospective students to the Gateway One-Stop for admissions advising. Students should no longer be referred to Room 190 at Truax, as the space cannot effectively accommodate advising appointments.

Contact Admissions Advising at 608-246-6239.

Meet our new Madison College Matters co-editors

Madison College’s public relations and communications team welcomes Stephanie Beirne Leuer and Betsy Osterberger as our new student interns for 2013-14.  Among their key responsibilities will be serving as co-editors and content managers for Matters.

When you see Stephanie and Betsy around our campuses, be sure to say hello.

Stephanie Beirne Leuer joins Matters as a new Madison College student pursuing a Journalism Certificate. Stephanie received a bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. After college, Stephanie worked for a technology museum where she conducted research for upcoming exhibits. Her favorite assignment was flying to NASA to return a moon rock on loan to the museum. It was not until her time as an assistant editor with a travel magazine did she realize she had a growing interest in journalism. Nine years ago, Stephanie put that interest on hold for an even greater role as a stay-at-home mom to two children. She is looking forward to starting her journalism classes this summer. When not working on Matters, Stephanie is found listening to music, reading a book or at the gym.

 Betsy Osterberger is a liberal arts transfer student at Madison College. She recently completed her first year at the college and plans to transfer to the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism in the fall of 2014. Her interests include writing, videography, and public relations. Growing up on small lake in East Dubuque, Ill. Betsy often wrote short stories and published a neighborhood newsletter with her siblings and friends. Over the years, Betsy has worked as a lifeguard, barista, and fitness facility site-supervisor. She even assists in home building for her father’s construction business from time to time. When she’s not working on the latest Matters newsletter or shooting this week’s Question of the Week, you may find her waterskiing, running, or hiking with friends and family. An avid fitness enthusiast, she plans to use her communication skills to promote the importance of nutrition and exercise on lifelong health and happiness.   

Advising sessions connect faculty with new students

In collaboration with both schools and program directors, the Enrollment Center has implemented advising and registration sessions.

These sessions are designed to give newly accepted program students the opportunity to begin their academic career on the right foot. Whether providing a faculty representative to cover multiple programs, or providing breakout sessions for individual programs, advising and registration sessions allow programs to cover the information students need prior to registration.

Beyond providing program breakout sessions, faculty are welcome to assist their new students in registering for classes during the registration portion of the event. Students greatly benefit from the program expertise provided by this level of faculty involvement.


Contact Bill Dougherty at (608) 246-6233.

New department in Student Services

Now that Student Development is settling into the new spaces in the Truax Gateway, it's time to formally announce a change in Learner Development departments:

Julie Gores and Cecily Lehman have led the planning and coordination of new libraries and new Student Achievements Centers throughout the district over the past two years. Collaborative work with architects, facilities folks, administrators, faculty and staff during this time has led to the development of state-of-the-art learning spaces and resources for students at the College that will be available soon. Students will have access to walk-in support services, on-site and online resources, virtualized computer labs, group study rooms, quiet study spaces, top rated customer support and more.

Because of the expanded responsibilities we have created the Department of Libraries and Academic Support Services. Julie oversees this area as director and Cecily is the assistant director. Areas included in the updated department include libraries, student achievement centers, peer tutoring and supplemental instruction.

Contact Julie Gores by phone at 608-246-6633 or Cecily Lehman at 608-246-6634.

Enrollment management calling campaigns in progress

The following calling campaigns are in-progress for the fall 2013 semester:

  • Applicants who have begun, but not yet completed, the on-line application process
  • Applicants who are in-progress and have missing information due for the admissions and/or financial aid process
  • New Program Students who have upcoming Advising and Registration sessions
  • New Program Students who did not attend a previously scheduled Advising and Registration session and have not registered for any classes
  • Students who are in financial aid suspension status

These campaigns serve to inform applicants/students of their current status, next steps or options and are recorded in the CRM database. If the applicant/student is not reached directly, a voice mail with next steps and enrollment services contact information is left for follow-up.

If you are contacted by an applicant/student in regards to the above topics/campaigns and you are not able to answer questions/provide next steps, please refer them to any of the following resources:

  • Student Center myAnswers
  • Email Enrollment Services
  • Phone 608-246-6210
  • In-person Enrollment Center; New location - Truax Gateway One-Stop effective May 28.

Contact Roxanne Zetzman by email or phone at (608) 246-6445.

Students win prizes in College business plan contest

On Friday, May 10, three teams of students presented their business plans in the first Madison College Challenge. These students had advanced through two rounds to reach the finals by submitting feasibility plans and then a complete business plan.

The final presentations were judged by members of the Madison business community: Sean Cleary of Cleary Building, Dawn Mortimer of American Family Insurance and Scott Button of Venture Investors LLC. Zach Brandon of the Madison Chamber of Commerce made the presentations to the winners.

The final results of the Madison College Challenge were:
Mary Lucas: SMART (Social Mobile Media Revolution) - First place and $5,000 grand prize
Joanne Tooley: Earth Stew Compost Services - Second place
Nathan Stier and Annalise Haynes: Nimbus - Third place

 All three finalists received 20 hours of mentoring from American Family Insurance and a paid registration to the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs conference on June 4-5, 2013, from another sponsor, MG&E. Additional sponsors included Cleary Building, Bettsey Barhorst, Jeff Noble and Jil Huizenga. 

Solid wood seminar held at College

Stiles Machinery and Madison College recently held their third and final Lunch and Learn seminar for the 2012-13 school year.

Stiles product specialist Peter VanDyke presented programs on the rough mill, tool room setup, and moulder applications. David Hise traveled from Stiles' High Point, North Carolina facility to demonstrate profile knife grinding and moulder setup.

The seminar was attended by individuals from several companies as well as current program students. "One of our goals is to create an atmosphere where our students can interact with individuals in industry, as well as showcase our state of the art training facility to employers," stated Madison College's Cabinetmaking & Millwork program director Patrick Molzahn. "We are grateful to Stiles for their continued willingness to partner with us to present these high quality programs at no cost for attendees."

Previous programs included Veneering and Overlays held this past March, and the always popular Sanding seminar held each fall.

For more information on the Cabinetmaking & Millwork program at Madison College, click here.  

Technology Services adjusts hours for summer

The Technology Services Help Desk will adjust support hours for the summer interim session to the following:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 am - 4:30 p.m.