Jam the Gym Feb. 9

Join Madison College for Jam the Gym, the 13th annual alumni basketball celebration, Saturday, Feb. 9. The event will feature a great day of WolfPack basketball, friends, food and fun. Alumni are invited to dust off their basketball shoes and join their former teammates for alumni games starting at 10 a.m. and then stay to watch the current WolfPack teams play.

Published January 16, 2019.

STEM Center announces February speakers

The STEM Center will kick off its Spring 2019 Speaker Series with two presentations in February.

  • Rachael Lancor, Ph.D., associate professor of Physics from Edgewood College, will highlight the partnerships between Edgewood and Madison College, especially in the STEM areas, Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Students will also be invited to  STEM Preview Day at Edgewood later in the week. 
  • UW Professor Robert Joynt will talk about a new Masters of Science degree program in Physics-Quantum Computing at UW-Madison Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Students who graduate from this program will have the tools to succeed as researchers or program managers in a quantum computing or quantum technologies enterprise. They may also use the program as a springboard to Ph.D. programs in physics or related areas. 

Presentations are held in Room E2800 on the Truax Campus. A complete list of STEM Speakers for the upcoming semester and videos of speakers from last semester can be found here.


Published January 16, 2019.

First-generation faculty, staff welcome at meet and greet

The I'm First Club (for first-generation college students) will gather for a meet-and-greet event Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Intercultural Exchange. All first-generation staff, faulty and students are welcome to attend, network and learn more about the club and resources available for first-generation students. Snacks will be available.

In the spring semester, the club will meet in the Intercultural Exchange every other Tuesday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Meetings are scheduled on the following dates:

  • Feb. 12
  • Feb. 26
  • March 12
  • March 26
  • April 9
  • April 23
  • May 7

To learn more, come to a meeting, join the club on Wolfpack Connect, email or stop by the TRiO office.

Published January 16, 2019.

Still have money in a 2018 Health Care FSA?

Employees who still have money in their 2018 Health Care FSAs (for health care and dependent care) have until March 15, 2019, to spend it. Employees must request reimbursement from EBC by March 31, 2019. 

Those wondering how to use up their remaining dollars may want to visit the FSA Store. All products are FSA-approved, although some items may require a prescription. By shopping at the FSA Store, people can save $20 off an order of $200 or more by using the promo code DECEBC5 during checkout.

To see a list of eligible expenses for the health care FSA, click here.

Click here for instructions and assistance to submit a claim online.

Published January 16, 2019.

New Unit Planning Cycle begins Feb. 4

The Organizational Excellence team is excited to announce that the 2020/21 Unit Planning cycle will begin on February 4, 2019. In addition to planning for 2020/21, this year we will be assessing progress made on goals identified in 2019/20 unit plans.

The Organizational Excellence team will be conducting training and drop-in sessions over the next few weeks. These training sessions are open to all unit planners and anyone else involved in the planning process. If you are new to unit planning, it is important that you attend one of the sessions listed below.

Training session (demo of the tool):

1. Tuesday, January 22, 9 – 10 a.m. Room B3230
2. Thursday, January 24, 1 – 2 p.m. Room B3230
3. Friday, February 1, 9 – 10 a.m. Room B3230

Drop-in sessions (1:1 assistance):

1. Wednesday, February 20, 10 – 11 a.m. Room B3230
2. Thursday, February 28, 2 – 3 p.m. Room B3230
3. Monday, March 4, 2 – 3 p.m. Room B3230
4. Thursday, April 11, 1 – 2 p.m. Room B3230

For more information you can visit the Unit Plan SharePoint site, or contact Jennie May or Ali Zarrinnam with any questions.


Published January 14, 2019. Updated January 15, 2019.

What's on the menu?

 Here's what the Atrium Cafe will be serving Jan. 14-18.

Monday: Chicken tikka masala, jasmine rice,  peas and naan

Tuesday: Roasted chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, country gravy, veggie and roll

Wednesday: Salmon with garlic dill cream, wild rice pilaf, mixed greens and roll

Thursday: Lasagna, marinara or meat sauce, mixed greens and garlic bread

Friday: World-famous baked cod, fries, coleslaw and marble rye


Published January 14, 2019. Updated January 18, 2019.

Nominate an athlete or coach for the athletics hall of fame

The annual Madison College Athletic Banquet is, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. During the annual banquet current student-athletes, former student-athletes and coaches are recognized by induction into the hall of fame. The Madison College Athletic Department is asking college employees to help in identifying potential hall of fame nominees. If there is a student athlete or coach that employees would like to nominate, complete the online form by, Friday, March 1. The criteria for nomination is:


  • Must have been an outstanding performer in one or more intercollegiate varsity sports while attending Madison College.
  • Athletic achievements must be official and registered in the athletic yearbook or the athletic website.
  • Must have been a good citizen while at Madison College.
  • Must continue to be a citizen in good standing, not causing any unfavorable publicity for the college or community.
  • Must have completed athletic participation at Madison Area Technical College ten or more years ago.


  • Must have been an outstanding coach at the college for seven or more years.
  • Coaching achievements must be officially recorded in the athletic office.
  • Must have continued to be a citizen in good standing, not causing any unfavorable publicity for the college or community.
  • Must have completed his/her coaching duties five or more years ago. Current coaches could be considered if he/she has coached continuously for twenty years or more.


  • Any person who has demonstrated outstanding loyalty, dedication and service to the Madison College Athletic Department.
  • Must be or have been a success in his/her given line of work.
  • Must be an outstanding citizen and not caused unfavorable publicity for the college or community.


Published January 14, 2019.

Madison College welcomes new employees

 The following are new employees. Please welcome them.

  • Jacquelyn Dahlke, transportation program analyst
  • Ian Kelly, custodian
  • Sara Kojis, senior web content specialist
  • Andrew Ly, security coordinator
  • Jordan McCarthy, network engineer specialist
  • Greta Schaller-Alonso, administrative coordinator
  • Andre Scott, custodian
  • Kirk Tucker, lead custodian
  • Lucas White, associate dean, School of Applied Science, Engineering & Technology
  • Kenneth Wenger, desktop engineer


Published January 11, 2019.

Volunteers needed for African American Youth Fair

Volunteers are needed for the African American Youth Fair Feb. 15. Youth College and Career Fairs show local youth that college is accessible and that can’t be done without volunteers. Anyone who is interested and available, please follow the link to sign up

Published January 11, 2019.

New learning management system will be available soon

Madison College Learn, a new learning management system, will be available soon.

Launching in February, Madison College Learn will offer a seamless online platform for professional development for all employees at the college. Madison College Learn will replace the CETL Thrive platform. 

In this new system, employees will be able to take charge of their personal career growth and development.

  • Enjoy a personalized learning experience that will help you achieve your professional development goals.
  • Access exciting learning opportunities anytime from anywhere.
  • Engage in training that fits your schedule and learning style — from videos to audio books to interactive online courses. 
  • Improve skills and competencies, performance and productivity.
  • Use career and leadership development learning libraries. 
  • Take advantage of easier registration, course tracking, course completion and reporting features.
  • Find FQAS deadline information, Initial Requirements and Continuing Professional Development easier.
  • Use reporting features for administrators, e.g. deans, directors.    

For faculty, FQAS deadline information and training transcripts will be moving to this new system. More information and training will be provided in the coming weeks to help faculty make this transition.  

Find out more about Madison College Learn by visiting the drop-in informational sessions for faculty and staff and during convocation.

Published January 11, 2019. Updated January 18, 2019.