Madison College team to participate in Tour De Cure

Madison College faculty, staff and students can participate in the 2018 Tour De Cure, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, to help find a cure for diabetes.

The Tour De Cure is a family-friendly event that features walking, running and biking routes for all ages and abilities. No matter what road participants take, they will be joining thousands of people from around the country to raise money to help people fight against diabetes. The event is scheduled Saturday, July 28 at the American Family Insurance Headquarters in Madison. 

Participants can register and join the Madison College team or make a donation to help support a Madison College student. There are 12 students who will be participating in the 5K walk and are fundraising for the cause. For more information to help donate for these students, please contact Team Captain, Denise Reimer, (email Christine Traeder, (email or Denise Holin (email

For more information, visit the Tour de Cure: Madison website.



Published June 20, 2018.

College releases fall 2018 sports schedules

The game-by-game schedules for Madison College's four fall sports programs have been released for the upcoming 2018-19 athletic season. Women's volleyball, golf, and men's and women's soccer will all officially begin competition in the third or fourth week of August, starting with volleyball playing at Elgin Community College on Aug. 23. Volleyball, as well as both soccer teams, will host scrimmages before their season openers.

Below are the links to each team's respective 2018 schedule.

All schedules remain tentative, with dates, times, and opponents to be updated prior to the start of the season.


Published June 20, 2018.

Thomas hired as head women's volleyball coach

Madison College has announced that Jeff "JT" Thomas has been hired as head women's volleyball coach for the 2018 season. Thomas will take over the head coaching duties from former coach Ashley Davis after she led the WolfPack for the 2017 season.

The Madison College volleyball program is one of the most successful program's in the school's history, with two NJCAA national championships, four national tournament appearances, four Region IV titles, and 15 conference championships, in addition to five players of the year and 12 All-Americans. Thomas becomes the program's tenth coach. 

Published June 18, 2018.

Freshman Alli Walker named First Team All-American

Madison College freshman Alli Walker has once again set a new precedent after being named a First Team NJCAA Division II All-American, becoming the first WolfPack softball player in program history to receive the distinction. Walker, a pitcher from Portage, Wisconsin, also became the first player in team history to be named the North Central Community College Conference Most Valuable Player.

Published June 15, 2018.

Atrium Cafe lunch menu

The Atrium Cafe lunch menu for the week of June 18-22:

Monday: Pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw and Texas toast

Tuesday: Nacho-Palooza! Nachos with beef, beans and all your favorite toppings

Wednesday: Baked potato bar

Thursday: Beef stew, mixed greens and buttermilk biscuit

Friday: Beer-battered cod, fries, coleslaw and marble rye bread


Summer hours

Atrium Coffee Shop: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday

Atrium Cafe: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday

Published June 15, 2018.

Fiscal year nears end

Fiscal year end is fast approaching and like years past, here are the guidelines for the following areas

  • Purchase orders
  • Credit card purchases (travel cards/expense reports, P-cards, gas cards)
  • Invoices/check requests
  • Worktag transfers (formerly Chartfield transfer), and budget transfer requests
  • Technology Services requests (hardware, software and computer maintenance)

Please note:  Transactions are not complete until all required approvals are provided within the Workday system. Allow for approval time as you observe the deadlines below.

Purchase Orders

  • Usage – All open purchase orders for FY 2017-18 will be closed as part of the year end process unless otherwise approved by your Budget Manager and the Purchasing Department.
  • Carryovers/Rollovers – Purchase order rollovers should be requested no later than June 15, 2018 by sending an email to for approval.  Please note that only capital can be carried over.  All other purchase orders will be closed by the end of the fiscal year. Make sure you work with your vendors to receive the invoices against any open PO’s before the end of the year.

Credit Card Purchases

  • P-cards and gas cards
    • The deadline for P-Card purchases for FY 2017-18 is June 25, 2018 to allow for timely allocation and approvals. Please do not use your pcard from June 25-June 30.
    • Gas card transactions for June will be loaded into Workday on July 2.  These need to be expensed in June so they have to be verified and allocated by July 6, 2018.
    • Travel Cards & Expense Reports
      • Current year expense reports should be submitted and approved by your manager no later than July 6, 2018 to make the final settlement run for FY18.  Expense reports must be dated on or before June 30, 2018, to be expensed in the FY2017-18 fiscal year.  Please do not back-date expense reports after July 6, 2018
      • Travel card related purchases should be reconciled via the expense report by July 6, 2018
      • Emergency purchases. Please email your emergency requests to for approval

Invoices/Check Requests

  • All invoices and check requests related to FY2017-18 activity must be received in Accounts Payable by July 6, 2018. Contact Accounts Payable at
  • Please communicate this deadline with your suppliers to ensure timely receipt of FY 2017-18 related invoices.
  • Invoices received after July 6, 2018 will be charged to your FY 2018-19 budget.

Worktag and Budget Transfers

Your timely attention to the year-end deadlines is much appreciated and will help ensure smooth year-end close.


Published June 13, 2018.

Voicemail, auto attendant system to be updated

Technology Services is changing the voicemail and auto attendant system at Madison College effective Wednesday, June 27. This change does not affect the functionality employees have today and their voicemail should still flow into their Outlook mailboxes. Auto attendant messages (aka voice menus) will remain in place but will be rerecorded with a consistent voice.

The change requires each user to record a new voice mail greeting and create a PIN on their mailbox. New instructions will be distributed prior to the update. Please watch for the announcement.

Published June 13, 2018. Updated June 20, 2018.

South Campus to host Juneteenth Poetry Slam

Madison College will host its first Juneteenth Poetry Slam in the South Campus Atrium Friday, June 15 at 6 p.m.

Guest poets will include S. Mojdeh Stoakley, director of the National Poetry Slam, and Madison poet Fabu. They will judge entries.

The theme of the poetry slam is "The Resilience of a People." The event is open to all ages.

Prizes will be awarded, including $250 for first place, $150 for second place and $100 for third place.

See the Poetry Slam Video Submission Rules for more information about the contest and how to submit a poem.


Published June 13, 2018.

Dental Assistant students support Gilda's Club

Students in the Dental Assistant program are seeking monetary donations to help them cover the costs of a service learning/volunteer opportunity they will participate in to benefit Gilda's Club, a community support group for cancer patients and their families in Madison.

The students will help to make and serve a spaghetti dinner and give an oral health presentation on proper flossing, brushing teeth and nutrition for the members of Gilda’s Club, Tuesday, July 17, and will be outside of Student Life at Madison College’s main Truax building on Thursday, June 21 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. to share information about the club and the service learning/volunteer opportunity they will be facilitating.  

Monetary donations of any amount would be appreciated and can be dropped off at the front desk in the Madison College Dental Clinic located in the Health Education Building.

Gilda’s Club provides a safe, judge-free environment where cancer patients and their families can share stories and feelings, ask questions, go to educational lectures/workshops and attend socials with other families that share the same story.

For more information, visit the Gilda’s Club website or contact Chris Traeder, Dental Assisting instructor, at 608-616-1055 or Denise Holin, Student Health educator.


Published June 13, 2018.

Athletics Department to host World Cup Family Fun Day

Fans who can't make it to the World Cup this year can watch the games together at Madison College Athletics Department's World Cup Family Fun Day Sunday, June 17, at the Goodman Sports Complex.

Games that will be live-streamed throughout the day include:

  • 7 a.m., Costa Rica vs. Serbia
  • 10 a.m., Germany vs. Mexico
  • 1 p.m., Brazil vs. Switzerland

In addition, the event will feature:

  • Food carts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • A Stefans FIFA Players Lounge where people can play FIFA with their favorite team, as well as foosball, bag toss games and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
  • Open play on Goodman Pitch East from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • A challenge course from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • A rock-climbing wall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (for $5 per person)

Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

Published June 10, 2018. Updated June 13, 2018.