Announcements

Solutions for bad phone reception at the College

The discussion revolving around the use of cellular devices at Madison College has come to the attention of the Student Senate. There are many issues relating to the lack of mobile phone reception within the Truax campus, ranging from convenience to safety, so we are looking into solutions to the problem.

If you are interested in gaining greater signal strength within the College, please click on the link below and fill out this quick survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MCMobile

Madison College mud-runs for a cause

Student Development Center staff established a Madison College team “The Madison College Mud Puppies” to participate in the Madison Mud Run on Sunday, October 28.  Participation in this event serves two purposes: first, to have fun with work colleagues and second, to use this activity as a fundraiser for the TRiO and Turning Point programs. 
 
Join Us!
The mud run is a 4.6 mile race with hills, tunnel crawls, inflatable obstacles, and many more fun and exciting challenges. Friends and family are also welcome to join the team. The entrance fee for the race is $50. Unfortunately, the entrance fee is out of pocket and will not support fundraising goals. However, the team's blood, sweat and muddy tears may prompt others to sponsor and donate to the Foundation accounts. Fundraising is not required, but highly encouraged. 
 
Sponsor Us!
Do you think our blood, sweat and muddy tears are worth a few bucks for a worthy cause? If so, please donate online (select the Mud Run link at the very bottom of page) or with attached form to support the TRiO and Turning Point programs. Your generous donation will support our goal to raise at least $2,000 to purchase gas cards, emergency food vouchers, and books/supplies for students with financial need.
 
Cheer Us On!
Spectators are welcome and will have plenty of entertaining photo opportunities. Here is the race map.
 
Questions?
Please contact Jeff Galligan at (608) 616-3421 or Gretchen Rixie (608) 243-4530.

Madison College mud-runs for a cause

Student Development Center staff established a Madison College team “The Madison College Mud Puppies” to participate in the Madison Mud Run on Sunday, October 28.
Participation in this event serves two purposes: first, to have fun with work colleagues and second, to use this activity as a fundraiser for the TRiO and Turning Point programs. 
 
Join Us!
The mud run is a 4.6 mile race with hills, tunnel crawls, inflatable obstacles, and many more fun and exciting challenges. Friends and family are also welcome to join the team. The entrance fee for the race is $50. Unfortunately, the entrance fee is out of pocket and will not support fundraising goals. However, the team's blood, sweat and muddy tears may prompt others to sponsor and donate to the Foundation accounts. Fundraising is not required, but highly encouraged. 
 
Sponsor Us!
Do you think our blood, sweat and muddy tears are worth a few bucks for a worthy cause? If so, please donate online (select the Mud Run link at the very bottom of page) or with attached form to support the TRiO and Turning Point programs. Your generous donation will support our goal to raise at least $2,000 to purchase gas cards, emergency food vouchers, and books/supplies for students with financial need.
 
Cheer Us On!
Spectators are welcome and will have plenty of entertaining photo opportunities. Here is the race map.
 
Questions?
Please contact Jeff Galligan at (608) 616-3421 or Gretchen Rixie (608) 243-4530.

UCG hosts Salsa Fiesta

Programs and Activities Council (PAC) and United Common Ground (UCG) brings you a Hispanic Heritage Celebration: Salsa Fiesta

Truax Student Lounge, room 142A, 142B

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-Live salsa music provided by Grupo De La Buena
-Free Hispanic lunch buffet for students with OneCards ($5 for faculty/staff)

Questions?
Contact Student Life at (608) 246-6224.

Free car repair services

Do you have a check engine light that is glowing in your car?  You are in luck, becuase the College's second year Driveability class is looking for hands-on work experience.

In addition, the morning and afternoon Service Repair Procedures classes are requesting vehicles for oil changes, transmission service, coolant flush, and other repairs that coincide with the curriculum.

The students will service as many vehicles as time permits (this is an eight week class). Please fill out a work request form, available in the Auto Parts Store, Truax room 50A.

Auto parts must be paid for; service is free! If you'd like the above services performed, please contact Greg Weier (morning) or Joe Padrutt (afternoon).

Driveability students are looking for vehicles that are experiencing problems such as: 

-Check engine light (service engine soon light) illuminated 

-Poor acceleration 

-Rough idle 

-Hard starting                            

 If you are experiences problems like these, please email the following to Dave Heinzen

-Your Name 

-Vehicle: Year, Make, Model 

-Symptom/Complaint 

Thanks for supporting these programs.

 

 

UCG screens No Turning Back

 

United Common Ground (UCG) is presenting a free screening of the film No Turning Back. The film by director, producer and actor Jesus Nebot, focuses on immigration.

No Turning Back (PDF, 742KB)
South Campus 
2238 South Park Street
6 p.m. - meet and greet
6:30 - 9 p.m. - film

Questions?
Contact Student Life at (608) 246-6224.

New student vet program balances health, academics

Adjusting to college after serving in a war is often difficult, but a new program at Madison College is hoping to help ease that transition.  

Thanks to a partnership with the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, student vets at the College are now able to meet with a full-time social worker right at the Truax campus. The program, called VA Connections, also includes weekly visits from psychiatrists, psychologists, addiction specialists, and a benefits expert.

Health officials hope the new mini clinic at Madison College will make things easier for student veterans, who often missed class to attend appointments at the Veterans Hospital. 

NOTE:
A public kick-off of the VA Connections program is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, in the Truax Student Lounge (room 142). Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.

Questions?
Contact Sara Bugni at (608) 243-4102.

 

Truax Fun Day call for volunteers

The Student Life Office is hosting a Campus Fun Day event at the Truax Campus:

Thursday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Outside the Student Lounge
-DJ
-Free food while it lasts
-Games 
-A chance for students to make tie-dye shirts

College staff and faculty are invited to help at the event with the food or tie dye. It's an opportunity to interact with students in a different environment. The tie-dye station can be messy, so volunteers should note that clothing often gets stained, and dress accordingly.

If anyone would like to volunteer, please email Student Life with the hours you'd like to help. Please email by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, so tasks can be assigned before Thursday morning.

Thanks for your help!
The Student Life Team

Holly Kerby to present at the Wisconsin Science Festival!

 

Holly Walter Kerby, Chemistry instructor, will give a presentation at the Wisconsin Science Festival on Saturday, September 29, in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery at 12 p.m. and then again at 1 p.m.  Her presentation is titled, "Harnessing the Power of Theater to Teach Science."

The executive director and founder of Fusion Science Theater (FST) will reveal secrets playwrights use to write compelling plays and explain how FST uses these secrets to create shows that spark interest and learning in science. The presentation will culminate in a live performance of “Bouncemania!,” a one-person street theater program that will show you how FST gets you into the act, investigating, modeling and solving interesting science problems. Fusion Science Theater is sponsored by Madison College, funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and dedicated to increasing children’s understanding, confidence and motivation about learning science. Learn more about the Fusion Science Theater.

Win big and support career education at the same time

The Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education (WACTE) popular “calendar raffle” is back!

The calendar raffle will run throughout the month of Oct. (weekdays only). WACTE chapters across the state (including our Madison College chapter) are selling tickets for $10 each or three tickets for $20. Tickets are available from local WACTE members, Paul Flogel, Linda Bahr, Robin Gee, or you can stop by the Auto Parts Store at Truax.

How the calendar raffle works
A ticket will be drawn at each day, Monday through Friday during the month of October. If your ticket is drawn on a Monday, you will win $100; if it’s drawn on Friday, you win $75 and if it’s drawn on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, you receive $50.

Only 1,000 tickets will be sold and winning tickets are returned to the pot for another chance to win. What a deal—25 chances to win for only $10! 

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

Proceeds benefit WACTE scholarships and support activities. For more information on WACTE or the raffle please see the WACTE website or call (608) 246-6552. For tickets, contact Linda Bahr, Paul Flogel,  Robin Gee or the Auto Parts Store at (608) 246-6062.

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