Learn more about solar and wind energy

Dr. Ken Walz, Madison College Iinstructor and director of CREATE Renewable Energy Center, will talk about solar and wind energy industries. Jobs in these fields are some of the fastest growing. Lean how Madison College is training people for these jobs and working to advance safe, reliable, affordable and clean renewable energy.

Thursday, Sept. 19 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. In room D1630B, Truax. Registration is available, but not required.  

Published September 18, 2019.

Volunteers Needed

As part of the October College Community Days event, college-wide community service opportunities will be available on the morning of Friday, Oct. 11. There will be opportunities for more than 100 volunteers. Please consider joining in as a way to engage and support the communities where our students and families live and work.

Volunteer opportunities include:
· Sorting and packing used text books to be shipped to developing countries, Books for the World
· Helping prepare for the annual Koats for Kids drive, Community Action Coalition
· Assisting the Madison College Interior Design program as they prepare to unveil their non-profit makeover, Wil Mar Neighborhood Center
· More opportunities coming soon! For more information and to sign up for a volunteer opportunity, please visit the College Community Days site and click the Volunteer! button.



Published September 18, 2019. Updated September 20, 2019.

Voter registration available at Madison College

The City of Madison Clerk and League of Women Voters will be joining the Center for Student Life for National Voter Registration Day next week. This even is part of a non-partisan national effort to register voters.

Stop by on Sept. 24 to register, or get more information about voter eligibility, at either of these times:

  • Truax Atrium - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Goodman South Cafeteria - 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Published September 18, 2019.

Automotive class seeks vehicles for repair

The Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning classes are looking for work. They are interested in vehicles that are experiencing the following problems:

· Air conditioning not cold enough
· Heater not warm enough
· Blower motor noise/inoperative

If you think your vehicle may be a good candidate, email Marty Prew ( for possible consideration. Please include the following information:

· Name/contact information: Madison College email/cell number
· Vehicle: Year, make and model
· Symptom/complaint

Payment for parts is required but the labor is free. Donations to the Auto Club are encouraged and appreciated.


Published September 18, 2019.

Human and Protective Services offers training

Human and Protective Services is offering a free Stop the Bleed training to students, staff and faculty. The training is being held Wednesday, Sept. 25th, 8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m., Room 125, in the Protective Services building. Pre-registration is required. 

Published September 18, 2019.

Human Resources hosts open house

The Human Resources department is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the corridor outside of HR (Administration Offices) in the Truax Main building.
Hear from Associate Vice President, Rosemary Buschhaus and President Daniels about the plans Human Resources has to develop stronger partnerships throughout the college and to create an
exceptional employee experience. Visit the HR teams to meet the staff and learn about the many benefits and perks available to college employees.
There will be fun and interactive games (with prizes), refreshments and cake.


Published September 18, 2019.

Golden Apple Recognition Celebration date announced

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society members have the opportunity to recognize a Madison College instructor, staff member or administrator who has made a significant and positive impact on his/her success. This is a member’s chance to say “thank you,” and give back for support and excellence they have experienced in their educational journey. PTK members and their selected honoree then join for a reception to share stories, express appreciation and celebrate excellence.               

Those nominated and recognized will receive an email that includes a link to RSVP for the event. The email will be titled, “Form submission from: Golden Apple Recognition Ceremony” and come from In this day and age of phishing and spam, it is good to recognize this potential email in your box and respond with your RSVP.
Again this semester, the Golden Apple Recognition Celebration will be combined with the PTK New Member Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the Truax Campus Mitby Theater.
Contact Arina Burovtsova, PTK VP of Fellowship at

Published September 18, 2019.

Build better relationships with students

The Advising Learning Series is an opportunity for employees to grow their advising skills. Topics and presenters vary by date. Registering can be done via Eventbrite.

Refer to the schedule below when registering:

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Communication Skills in Advising with Anna Relerford, LAT/TOPS/MoE Advisor

An experienced advisor will discuss the advisor-advisee relationship, how to apply active listening, high leverage skills and practices to build a strong relationship with students. Participants will also practice advising scenarios and communication skills.

Friday, Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Math and English Placement and Advising with Bernie Hoes and Pam Larson, English and Math instructors

Participants will learn how to better understand placement scores and how to help students choose the best English and math paths to their goals.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Financial Aid 101 with Liz Hirsch, Financial Aid and Training Analyst

Learn about the application process, types of aid, timeline, important dates and communications to students. Time will be available for questions.

Friday, Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
UW-Madison Transfer Contract with Corina Diaz Suazo, LAT Lead Advisor

Participants will learn about the nuances and new aspects of the UW-Madison Transfer Contract. Including what the contract eligibility and requirements are.

Contact Gretchen Rixie  or Luz Arroyo with questions.

Published September 16, 2019. Updated September 17, 2019.

Hours change for cafe

Saturday's hours of operation for the South Cafe will be 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The change starts Saturday, Sept. 21. 

Published September 16, 2019. Updated September 18, 2019.

Questions about the part-time faculty portfolio?

Throughout the semester CETL will host several open houses focused on the part-time faculty portfolio process. These information sessions include:

  • Learning about the PT Faculty Portfolio Process
  • Using Blackboard's portfolio tool and getting started creating a portfolio
  • Evaluating and refining a portfolio to make it ready for review
  • Navigating the review process

The sessions are offered on the following dates, times and locations:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 25, Room B3230, 6 p.m., Truax campus
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23, Room 103B, 6 p.m., Portage campus
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, Room 139, 6 p.m., Fort Atkinson campus
  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, Room B3230, 6 p.m., Truax campus

CETL will add additional sessions as time allows.


Published September 16, 2019.