"Giving with Gibby' blood drive held Oct. 28, 29

A blood drive in honor of Pierson Gibis, a student athlete who had cancer.  "Giving with Gibby," will take place at the Truax campus. The blood drive is Monday, Oct. 28, and Tuesday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Room D1630.   

Published October 18, 2019.

Covering Wisconsin offers help for students

Healthcare Navigators from Covering Wisconsin will be available at Truax to offer free help by answering questions and enrolling students in health insurance or BadgerCare. Drop-in times or scheduled appointment times are available online for Madison College.

The Health Navigators will be available:

  • Wednesdays, noon-3:30 p.m.
  • Room 100A, Health Education Building

For more information contact Student Wellness.

Published October 18, 2019.

Register for the Madison College Turkey Trot

The 33rd Annual Madison College Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk & Kids Race is on Sunday, Nov. 3 at Warner Park in Madison. This event is a unique cross country style run/walk laid out over the terrain of Warner Park. Last year's event drew over 300 participants.

In addition to receiving the best stocking caps in the area, the unique cross country style race around beautiful Warner Park kicks off the Thanksgiving season and offers great awards. This race is family-friendly with a 1/4 mile Turkey Trot Kids Race.

All proceeds benefit Thursday's Child and the Madison College Foundation. Thursday's Child makes dreams come true for terminally ill children at no cost. The Madison College Foundation provides educational assistance to students. Both serve Dane County and the surrounding areas.

The race is also a proud member of the Madison Area Running Series.

For more information on the event and for online registration visit To get a $5 discount on your entry fee register before Friday, Oct. 18. Registration after Oct. 18 is also available including race-day on-site registration starting at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019
8:30 a.m. - On-site registration
9:30 a.m. - Kids Race (1/4 Mile)
10 a.m. - 5 Kilometer (~3.1 Miles)
Walkers - Can start anytime after 9 a.m.

Published October 18, 2019.

The Bakery announces soft opening

Soft opening of The Bakery on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at noon. This will be breads day and we will have some sweet treats as well. The Bakery will also be open on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  

The grand opening of The Bakery will be Monday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m.

Published October 17, 2019.

CETL announces Well-Being Workshop

Join Jodi Goldbeck, instructor at Madison College and creator of the GrOW (Gratitude, Optimism and Well-Being) program as she describes how committing to specific rituals can help one live a more positive, appreciative and meaningful life.

Workshop participants will learn about the importance of a growth mindset, how specific strengths predict overall well-being and how to establish one’s own habits to live a happier life.

  • Instructor: Jodi Goldbeck
  • Date: Friday, Oct. 25.
  • Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Room C2406, Truax Main Building.

Published October 17, 2019.

New employer visits announced

Career and Employment Services is pleased to announce upcoming employer visits. Please stop by the table in the Truax Café Atrium to learn about exciting career opportunities. Representatives will be available to tell more to those interested and answer their questions.

Next employer visit:

  • Thursday, Oct. 24 - Community Living Alliance - 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Published October 17, 2019.

What's on the menu?

Here's what the Atrium Cafe will be serving the week of Oct. 14:

Monday: Beef burritos, rice, black beans.

Tuesday: Chicken parmesan, penne pasta, vegetable, garlic bread.

Wednesday: Beef and broccoli stir fry, Jasmine rice and fortune cookie.

Thursday: BBQ chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, roll.

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

Published October 17, 2019.

Partnership makes exhibit possible

The RISE First-Generation Student Success Team partnered with the Design Studio class to launch the, “Celebration of First-Generation College Students,” show at Truax.   

The exhibit is open now and runs until Thursday, Oct. 24. The show highlights the first-generation student journey and the college’s support services.   

Everyone is welcome to experience the journey. There are two interactive activities, guests can:

  • Add a leaf to the first-generation family tree
  • visit the selfie-station to share their first-generation roots or support for students.    

Join the RISE team for the reception Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1-3 p.m. and meet the students.

This show is the lead-up to the third annual RISE First-Generation Student Celebration, Nov. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 


Published October 16, 2019.

"Lets Taco 'Bout Sex" presentation set for Oct. 23

“Taco ‘Bout Sex," sponsored by the Programs and Activities Council and United Common Ground, will cover topics including sex, healthy relationships, consent and communication. Students will hear from OutReach Madison followed by a “Not Your Typical Sex Talk,” Sex Bingo, and “ask the sexpert” anonymous Q&A presented by Certified Sexologist Dr. Justine Shuey. Students will leave feeling empowered and informed to make healthier decisions on their sexual health.

Come catch Taco "Bout Sex" Wednesday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Intercultural Exchange, C1430, Truax.


Published October 16, 2019. Updated October 18, 2019.

Reminder of spring textbook adoptions deadline

Spring 2020 textbook adoptions are due to the bookstore by Friday, Nov. 1.

Please refer to the current Textbook Adoption Policy that took effect in the fall of 2018.  The Textbook Adoption Policy was created and approved through the Shared Governance system at Madison College using Interest Based Problem Solving. The Student Affairs Council helped to create the policy, which was then approved by the College Assembly, and then signed by the president in July 2017.

Learn about the Textbook Adoption PolicyOperational GuidelinesCore Principles and FAQs & Resources.

Important changes per the new policy:

  • It is required to commit to textbooks for a minimum of three academic years.
  • Faculty should discuss and evaluate their course learning materials with faculty colleagues before adopting textbooks. It is expected that faculty work collaboratively in program/department areas to make the adoptions in a coordinated manner.
  • In order for Madison College to be compliant with the Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, all textbook adoptions must be submitted by Friday, Nov. 1.
  • There will be new usage terminology (rental required, required and optional). We will no longer be using see instructor first or recommended.

This notice is being provided for Program Directors, Faculty, Deans and Associate Deans. As mentioned above, the policy calls for collaboration and inclusion through faculty teams for the timely and complete submission of all textbook adoptions. The Bookstore will provide follow up to those department/program areas that do not submit their adoptions by the deadline.

If ready to adopt textbook rental program, please use the Online Textbook Adoption System, which opened Monday, Oct. 14.

For instructions, please visit the Bookstore website, then click on Faculty and then on Instructions Doc.

To log in, please visit the Bookstore website, then click on Faculty and then click on Faculty Login.

The Bookstore also reminds that they still accept paper adoptions. A blank form is available here (click on Faculty and then on Paper Adoption Form). Please complete the form and send to the bookstore via interdepartmental mail, or you may e-mail adoption forms back to them.

For questions regarding the rental program and how course materials will work with rental please contact Holly Deering


Published October 16, 2019.