Matters is moving to the new modern Intranet in SharePoint. The Matters site will no longer be accessible after 12/19/19.

Please contact Kristin Polywacz with any questions.

Madison College will host Esports championship

Madison College is preparing to host some of the top video game players when the Wisconsin High School Esports Association (WIHSEA) brings its 2019 Fall State Championship to the Truax Campus on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m. The one-day event in room D1630 will feature prep teams from around the state competing in four games: Overwatch, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, League of Legends and Rocket League.

Currently, more than 75 schools in Wisconsin promote Esports, with championships held in the fall and spring following an eight-week long season. This month's championship event will be the fifth conducted by the WIHSEA.

The 2019 Fall Championship is open to the public, and will also be streamed live on the WIHSEA Twitch Channel. The Madison College cafeteria will be open during the event.

Click here to read the WIHSEA Official Press Release.

Published December 6, 2019.

Invitation to Wonderland Holiday Pop-Up shop

The Center For Printing Arts presents the 4th Annual Printer Wonderland Holiday Pop-Up Shop in the Gallery at Truax. The sale runs Monday, Dec. 9. through Friday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily.

Come on in and purchase goods handprinted by Madison College students. The sale this year includes cards, notebooks, aprons, tote bags, t-shirts and much more. All proceeds from the sale go back to funding the print lab. 

New this year, the Center For Printing Arts is partnering with The Combined Charitable Campaign with a special greeting card design. All donation proceeds from the card will benefit the campaign.


Stop in at the sale for more details.

Published December 6, 2019.

Interested in being part of the Virtual Reality club?

Virtual Reality (VR) club

The kick off meeting will be Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. in the Truax Den, where participants will be able to: 

  • Try out an Oculus headset.
  • Learn about VR Gaming.
  • See new ways to use VR.
  • Discover the classes already using VR.

Students and staff are welcomed.

Published December 6, 2019.

The bidding wars have begun

Madison College Employees,

Our online auction for the Combined Charitable Campaign is in full swing, open for viewing and ready for bidding!

You can find the online auction here.

Bidding is open and runs until Friday, Dec. 13, 5 p.m.

Over 100 items with a fair market value of $9,800! 

This is a great opportunity for some fun, friendly competition with your colleagues while benefitting our students and community. All proceeds from the auction will go to our recipient organizations.

As a reminder, there are still prizes left for the person who wins the most items and the person who bids the highest amount during the overall auction.  What are you waiting for?

The major auction details are listed below:

  • Online Auction: December 2-13
  • Item pick-up: Truax Room AB130; Dec. 16-20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day
  • Payment: Through the auction website by credit card, PayPal or payment in person at pick-up by cash or check.

See you out there in the bidding wars – have fun!

Combined Charitable Campaign Committee


Published December 6, 2019.

What's on the menu?

Here's what the Atrium Cafe will be serving the week of Dec. 9:

Monday: Nacho-Palooza with assorted toppings.

Tuesday: Country fried steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, biscuit.

Wednesday: Fried chicken, Mac and cheese, vegetable, biscuit.

Thursday: Beef stroganoff, egg noodles, vegetable, roll.

Friday: Beer battered cod, fries, cole slaw, roll.

Published December 6, 2019.

Seven days of student success

The Madison College Libraries and Student Achievement Centers are excited to announce “Finish Strong Week!” All students are encouraged to stop by during the week to successfully wrap up the semester. 

Finish Strong Week will be celebrated December 9-13, and will include the following:

Mindful Monday
De-stress and relax in the library and Student Achievement Center with coloring, games and other activities.

Tasty Tuesday
Stop in for a free snack. Available in the library from 9-11 a.m. and the S.A.C. from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Well Researched Wednesday
Need help with research, citations, or paper formatting? Stop by and ask a librarian for help.

Tip Sheet Thursday
The Student Achievement Centers will have a variety of helpful tip sheets available. Our tip sheets cover general study skills, math, chemistry, and more.

Fear Not! Friday the 13th
Still studying? Fear Not! We offer weekend hours at our Truax Library and Goodman South Library and Student Achievement Center. See our website for details.


Published December 5, 2019.

I'm talking about higher education

The next Student Personnel Association Brown Bag Lunch is Thursday, Dec. 19, 12:15-1 p.m., Room B3233, Truax.   

The Madison College Student Personnel Association is an informal monthly opportunity for staff to discuss topics in higher education and how these issues may relate to our work.

The meeting is open to all college staff and you are welcome to bring a lunch. The meeting will end before 1 p.m.

Contact Melanie Stebbins with questions at 608.243.4266.



Published December 5, 2019.

New Combined Charitable Campaign event

Madison College Employees,

We’ve recently added a new event to benefit our Combined Charitable Campaign in collaboration with Student Life. If you are at Truax on Wednesday, December 11, take 10 minutes to play a game and donate to our community!

WolfPack Den Tournaments | December 11, 2019 - 11am-3pm | WolfPack Den at Truax

Three speed tournaments. Sign up in advance or on site. Top winners in each tournament will receive a trophy, plus chances to win gift cards and prizes.

Speed Pool Tournament

Individually timed event. Top times to be recorded and entered into drawing.

Ping Pong Tournament

Best of 3 games to 11 points or high score after 10 minutes. Winners of each match to be recorded and entered into drawing.

Bags Tournament

First to 21 or high score after 10 minutes. Winners of each game will be recorded and entered into drawing.

Students: $1/attempt

Employees: $2/attempt or $5/three attempts

All proceeds donated to the Combined Charitable Campaign.

For more information contact

Thank you,

Combined Charitable Campaign Committee

Published December 4, 2019.

Register for Spring FQAS Initial Requirement classes

Spring FQAS Initial Requirement classes are now open for registration in Madison College Learn.

Spring offerings include:

FQAS Teaching Methods and Technology

  • Face-to-face: January 9, 10 and 13.
  • Online: February 7 - March 13.
  • Face-to-face: April 7, 9, 14 and 16 (evenings)

FQAS Data and Evidence Analysis

  • Face-to-face: January 24.
  • Online: February 4 - 25.
  • Face-to-face: April 30.

FQAS Course Design and Assessment

  • Online: January 27 - March 13.
  • Online: March 23 - May 1.
  • Face-to-face: April 17, April 24 and May 1.

FQAS Student Success & Behavior Management

  • Face-to-face: January 24, February 7, March 6, April 3 and May 1.
  • Online: March 23 - May 4.


Please note, registration closes one week prior to class start date.    

For more information about FQAS, visit the CETL SharePoint site.

Published December 4, 2019.

Give back this holiday season

Madison College employees, students and community members can give back this holiday season by donating blood.

The Fort Atkinson Campus will host a BloodCenter of Wisconsin Community Blood Drive Wednesday, Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

For an appointment, donors should visit the center’s website or text 414-520-2399. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.

All registered donors will receive a $5 e-gift card that can be redeemed at their choice of national retailers like Amazon, Chipotle, Domino’s Pizza, Papa John’s, Starbucks, Target, Walmart and more. A valid email address is required to receive the gift card.

The BloodCenter of Wisconsin is the sole provider of blood material for local health care in Jefferson County, including Fort Memorial Hospital.

Published December 4, 2019.