Vet Tech Adoption Open House occurring tonight

The Veterinary Technician program will host an Adoption Open House Wednesday, March 22, from 5-7 p.m. 

Meet the animals and fill out an adoption application form in the Vet Tech area at the Truax campus, Rooms E1818-E1856.

For more information on pet adoption, visit the website or call (608) 246-6553.

Published March 22, 2017. 

Big Band to showcase repertoire

The Madison College Big Band will perform repertoire they have chosen to showcase during their German Sister Communities Tour Saturday, April 1, from 7:30-10 p.m. in the Atrium Café seating area at the Truax campus. This event is free and support is needed to make their cultural exchange a success.

Madison College Big Band will go on tour in Germany June 15-27, 2017, deepening their region's connections with Madison's sister city, Dane County's sister county and Wisconsin's sister state. Madison's 30-year relationship with Freiburg motivated the band's trip to Germany.

The Freiburg- Madison Gesellschaft, in collaboration with the Madison-Freiburg Sister City Committee, has invited the Madison College Big Band to perform at Freiburg's biennial celebration of their sister city relationships June 23-24, 2017. In addition, the band will give master classes and additional performances with three Freiburg area youth jazz orchestras.

Madison College is generously supporting the effort, primarily through the Student Life Music Fund, however, more financial support is needed to make the trip a success.

Madison College Big Band is comprised of degree-credit students and continuing-education adult students. Jamie Kember directs the ensemble.

Published March 22, 2017. 

Remind your students to complete the Graduate Follow-Up Survey

If you are a faculty working with students that may be graduating in the near future, please remind them to watch for the Graduate Survey questionnaire.

This year’s winner of the college’s Graduate Survey Giveaway is Joshua Vaile, a graduate of the Automotive Technician program. Vaile was randomly selected from more than 2,100 graduates of the 2015-2016 academic year who completed the Graduate Follow-Up Survey. Vaile won the grand prize of a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet. 

The survey is sent out to Madison College graduates six months after completing a degree-credit program. It gauges the college’s efficacy in training our students to find jobs in the workforce. The prize is funded entirely through donations to the Institutional Research Fund at the Madison College Foundation.

Published March 22, 2017.      

IRE Data and Research Training sessions offered

Interested in knowing the numbers behind trends in student behavior and learning outcomes? Want to do your own research for insights into student behavior patterns and success? IRE Data and Research Trainings are back this semester.

Sign up for the following sessions in Thrive:

  • Module 1 Fundamentals of Research: Room B3230 on Tuesday, March 28, from 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Module 2 Data 101: Room B3230 on Tuesday, April 4, from 1-3:30 p.m.  
  • Module 3 Cognos Cubes: Room B3230 on Tuesday, April 11 from 1-3:30 p.m.

The curriculum guide will provide you with further details about the course offerings.

Questions? Please contact Institutional Effectiveness Analyst Alissa Tambone.  

Published March 22, 2017.

Madison College named finalist for national award

The National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) has named Madison College as a finalist in their inaugural Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards. Winners will be announced Monday, April 24. 

Published March 20, 2017

Changes made to Shuttle schedule

Changes made to the Madison College Shuttle schedule will go into effect Monday, March 20:

  • There will no longer be shuttle stops at the following Neighborhood Centers: Bridge Lake Point Waunona, Badger Rock and Boys and Girls Club. Ridership was almost non-existent.
  • There will be direct, non-stop service back-and-forth between the West campus and Downtown Education Center.
  • There will be direct, non-stop service back-and-forth between the South campus and Downtown Education Center.
  • There will be an "as needed" service from the South campus to the West campus.
  • Students at South, who need to go to the Badger Rock Neighborhood Center or the Boys and Girls Club in Fitchburg, may ask the driver to drop them off at either of those centers.

For a more detailed schedule, click here

Changes have been made to the schedule mid-semester to better utilize resources and serve students. The Shuttle service staff apologizes for any inconvenience.

Please provide feedback about the Shuttle service to your Madison College Student Senate at 608-246-6107.

Published March 20, 2017.


Wolfpack Techies close for spring break

The Wolfpack Techies service hours will be closed the week of March 13-17 for spring break. Services will resume Monday, March 20, at 10 a.m. 

Questions can be directed to Senior Lab Coordinator and Wolfpack Techies Administrator Lana McCarthy at 608-246-6207.

Published March 10, 2017.

"Putting on the Charm" event benefits Turning Point Program

On Saturday, March 25, from 12-4 p.m. the West Towne Mall’s Charming Charlie fashion boutique is partnering with the college’s Turning Point Program for a "Putting on the Charm" event. When customers present their flyers prior to purchase, 10-20 percent of the proceeds will go to the Turning Point Program.

The flyers are located in Student Development, Student Life, the Enrollment Center, the Career and Employment Center, the Retention Advisors offices, the Bookstore, the Truax Library, Trio and the Turning Point office.

The Turning Point Program’s goal is to support and encourage displaced homemakers and dislocated workers to achieve their educational and personal goals by providing personalized support through educational services and employment resources such as workshops and job-searching strategies.

Published March 10, 2017.

Culinary students share creations at "An Evening of Good Taste"

"An Evening of Good Taste" will be held Saturday, April 29, from 5-8 p.m. This event will take place in the Truax seating area by the main entrance, the demonstration kitchen, Diane’s Delicious Diner, as well as the main hallways connecting to these areas. Culinary and Baking and Decorative Arts students will serve their creations, which are part of their final capstone experiential educational projects.

There will also be a celebration for the successful end to the “Everywhere You Are, Madison College Matters” campaign. All proceeds will benefit Madison College student scholarships and educational opportunities.

Early bird tickets are $60 and on sale through Saturday, April 1. After April 1, regular tickets are $75 and table reservations are $650.

If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Annual Giving and Scholarship Manager Ruth Hankes at 608-246-6719.

Published March 10, 2017.


CETL to host scavenger hunt for Tech Academy

To honor their inspiration for this year’s theme for Tech Academy, CETL will be hosting a scavenger hunt that spans across all Madison College campuses.

The scavenger hunt begins Monday, March 13, at 12 p.m. and ends Thursday, March 16, at 11 a.m.

Download the Goosechase app to get started. 

Published March 8, 2017.