Radiography Club Fundraiser

The Radiography Club is having a fundraiser!
The Madison College Radiography Club is taking orders for gift cards now through Friday, Jan. 25. The program is through a company called Great Lakes Scrip Center.Following is the information on how the fundraiser works:
Where can I use the gift cards? 
The attached form (PDF, 236 KB) shows the participating retailers and the dollar amounts available. The amount you pay for the gift card is the same dollar value on the card. 
What if I'm interested in purchasing a gift card?
Simply look at the list of participating retailers and gift card dollar values, make your selection(s), and complete the order form (PDF, 220 KB). Please give the order form and payment to any Radiography Club Member or Darcy Willis (Radiography Club Advisor).
How will I receive my gift card?
After the order has been placed and we receive the gift cards, we will distribute them to you. In order to expedite delivery of the gift cards, please make sure you include your contact information (name, address, email address, and phone number) on the order form (PDF, 220 KB). Please keep in mind that we will not be placing the order until Jan. 25.
Contact any Radiography Club Member or Darcy Willis, radiography club advisor, at (608) 258-2363.

Intro to Latin America has space available

Intriguing course still has seats available! Introduction to Latin America (PDF, 168 KB) is a transfer powerhouse that is cross-listed in Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, Spanish and more at both UW-Madison and UW-Whitewater. It is being offered this spring for the first time in several years.
This three credit course meets at Truax on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. Taught in English, the instructor will also provide supplemental readings and accept written work in Spanish for heritage speakers.
Contact Diane Soles, Sociology Instructor, at (608) 246-6750.

From prospective applicant to student

Transforming the Intake Process
Many of you have heard about or were part of the study on prospective student engagement. All stakeholders have recently given the green light to move forward on transforming many of our intake processes and touch points to meet the needs of prospective students. 
Come learn more about the new intake process, ask questions and give feedback at Wednesday’s convocation breakout session “The Evolution of Intake - Prospective Applicant to Classroom” from 10 to 11 a.m. in room 313. 
Come and learn where we are today with the intake process including the new admissions advisors positions. Find out how faculty and staff can become more involved and engaged to make a positive impact on student enrollment for Fall 2013.

College promotes program-specific orientation

Evolution of Orientation
Come and learn how the College is changing from broad college orientation to school specific advising and registration. The new Fall 2013 model promotes more individualized service for our students with attention to program readiness and faculty connection.
Program Directors and faculty are invited to join the evolution by attending “The Evolution of Orientation - Advising and Registration” at Wednesday’s convocation breakout session from 1 to 2:15 p.m. in room 313 to learn more.

Creating more with Adobe CS6

Adobe Creative Suite 6 Upgrade
Business Technology classes will begin utilizing Abode Create Suite version 6 during spring semester. To support this change, Adobe Creative Suite version 5.5 will be upgraded to version 6.
Beginning Monday, Jan. 7, Technology Services will begin this upgrade on all PCs in the following business technology labs and libraries:
D135 Library, D335 Lab, F103 Student Lounge, F106 Lab, F110 Lab, F118 Student Achievement Center, F119 Library, F139 Lab, F141 Lab, F154 Lab, P101 Lab, P103 Lab, P105 Lab, P107 Library, R100 Library, R142 Lab, SM115 Lab, SM117 Lab, T230 Library, T230C Library Lab, T356 Lab, T357 Lab, T358 Lab, T364 Lab, W113 Lab, W136 Library, W138 Student Achievement Center, WM302 Library, and the WM316 Lab.
Please report any issues to the Madison College Help Desk at (608) 246-6666.

A thank you from Roger and Vicki Herian

Dear Madison College friends and colleagues:
Thank you for being our friends. I don’t know how we would have made it through the loss of our son, Michael, without you. Your hugs were wonderful.
Roger and Vicki Herian

In Memoriam: Lynette Grittner

Our condolences to the family and friends of Lynette L. Grittner who passed away on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.
Lynnette was a part-time instructor at Madison College in computer skills.
Read the full obituary here:

In Memoriam: Amy Damon and Brandon Slattery

With deep condolences to the family and friends of Brandon Slattery and Amy Damon, we regret to inform you that both these Madison College graduates passed away tragically in a car accident New Year's Day.
Brandon graduated from the Automotive Technology program in 2009 and Amy was a graduate of the Nursing program.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, at McFarland Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Brandon Slattery and Amy Damon Fund which will benefit the Dane County Humane Society and a McFarland High School Scholarship for nursing or sports.
Diana at McFarland State Bank
5990 U.S. Hwy 51
McFarland, WI 53558 
To view and sign the guestbook please visit
Amy's obituary:
Brandon's obituary:

New walk-in hours for financial aid and veteran services

To ensure the availability of staff to meet with students, we are changing walk-in in times for veteran services and financial aid. 
Starting Jan. 2, 2013:
Financial aid walk-ins: 
Tuesdays 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesdays 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Veteran services walk-ins:
Tuesdays 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Wednesdays 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Students with questions about financial aid or veterans benefits are also encouraged to visit Ask? or call (608) 246-6100.
Students wishing to meet with a veteran services staff member can also email or call (608) 246-6038 to schedule an appointment.

Learn MS Excel 2010 with Belinda Prahl

Join Technology Trainer Belinda Prahl for training on Microsoft's Excel 2010 this Thursday, December 20 from 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 351 at Truax. Participants will develop a solid foundation in Excel as well as learn about formulas and functions. Consultation time will be available afterwards for anyone wanting advice on a specific job task.
Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required.
Contact Belinda Prahl at (608) 243-4380.