Announcements

Campuses, district buildings to close for Fourth of July

All Madison College campuses and district buildings will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Services will resume Thursday, July 5.

Online resources are available 24/7 at madisoncollege.edu via askMadisonCollege. Check the Department Directory to verify service hours by individual department.

The deadline for Matters submissions for the holiday week will be at noon Monday, July 2. The Matters newsletter will not be published Wednesday, July 4.  

Published June 27, 2018. Updated July 6, 2018.

College welcomes two new Associate Deans of Nursing

 The School of Health Education announces the hiring of two new Associate Deans of Nursing.

Dr. Ernise Williams

Williams previously worked as an associate professor-Nursing and director-Center for Multicultural Education at Edgewood College, as the population health data analyst for UW Health, and as an adjunct faculty member in Madison College's Nursing Assistant program.

She also has professional experience as a registered nurse (electrophysiology lab, medical ICU and cardiac cath lab), as a supervisor-Invasive Cardiology and Cardiac Procedures Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital. Williams was also a registered nurse in the Medical Intermediate Care Unit at Methodist Hospital, Gary, Indiana.

Williams earned her doctorate and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Associate of Arts-Liberal Arts from Jacksonville University, and Associate of Science from Indiana State University.

Dr. Lisa Marie Greenwood

Greenwood previously worked as both full-time faculty and program director in the Associate Degree Nursing program for more than 11 years here at Madison College. 

Prior to her career at Madison College, she worked as an Associate Degree Nursing faculty member at Southwest Technical College in Fennimore, as a clinical nurse specialist at UW Hospital & Clinics, as a nurse case manager at Home Health United/Columbia County Health Department and as a staff nurse at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage. 

Greenwood earned her doctorate in Higher Education Leadership at Edgewood College, her Master of Science in Nursing/Clinical Master’s Degree: Medical Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist, Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Published June 27, 2018.

Event raises funds for Rainbow Scholarship

Madison College will commemorate LGBT Pride Month with an evening of storytelling and celebration Friday, June 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.

"Stories Within the Letters: An Evening of Celebrating our Lives," a fundraiser for the Madison College Rainbow Scholarship, will feature a storytelling session, a storytelling booth, hor d'oeuvres and music by DJ Sarah Akawa of Queer Pressure and violinist Alida Lacosse. 

Featured storytellers will include Akawa, Ja'Mel Ware of Intellectual Ratchet, Patrick Farabaugh of Our Lives Magazine, Julia Haseleu of Madison College, Julia and Shauna of LGBT Books to Prisoners, Bria Brown and more.

Tickets are free. Donations will be accepted, and there will be a 50/50 raffle. The event will be held in Room D1630 at the Truax Campus.

Published June 27, 2018.

Atrium Cafe to close July 5-7

Food Services will close the Atrium Café, the main food outlet, Thursday, July 5 and Friday, July 6 to deep clean the kitchens.

The Atrium Coffee Shop (Starbucks) will still be open normal business hours these days serving a selection of grab 'n’ go items, hot breakfast items, hot lunch entrée and a small salad bar.

Published June 26, 2018. Updated June 27, 2018.

Atrium Cafe lunch menu

The Atrium Cafe lunch menu for the week of June 25-29:

Monday: Polish sausage and Sauerkraut, garlic roasted red potato, vegetable and roll

Tuesday: Boneless pork chops, rice pilaf, vegetable, roll, homemade applesauce

Wednesday: Fried chicken, collard greens, mashed potatoes and corn bread

Thursday: Chili mac, greens in house-made vinaigrette and roll

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 22, 2018. Updated June 29, 2018.

Madison College wins conference All-Sports Award

In nearly identical fashion, Madison College has won the prestigious North Central Community College Conference's 2018 All-Sports Award for a second consecutive year. The WolfPack racked up 40 points based on their final standings in seven sports, and tallied a two-point margin of victory over second place Rock Valley College. The same two schools finished 1-2 in 2016-17 after Madison College won by a 41-39 margin.

Published June 22, 2018.

Voicemail, auto attendant system to be updated

As a follow-up to the Matters article first published on June 13, Technology Services is upgrading the voicemail and auto attendant system at Madison College effective June 27. This change does not affect the functionality of voicemail, and it will continue to be available via employees' Outlook mailboxes. Auto attendant messages (aka Voice Menus) will remain in place but have been re-recorded by the project. 

The change requires each user to record a new voice mail greeting and create a new PIN. Watch for an email from the address noreply-CiscoUnity@madisoncollege.edu. This email will contain a unique PIN for employees to enter the new system. Follow the instructions below at any time before or after the upgrade: 

Instructions to follow before June 27:

For users on Madison College campuses:

1. Open the email from noreply-CiscoUnity@madisoncollege.edu which supplies your unique PIN.

2. Dial into Unity from your personal Cisco phone by dialing  x897000.

3. When prompted for your PIN, enter the unique PIN in the email from #1 above.

4. The system will walk you through your setup. Please listen carefully and follow the instructions to record your Name, enter a new PIN and record your Personal Greeting.

For extension mobility users:

1. Open the email from noreply-CiscoUnity@madisoncollege.edu which supplies your unique PIN.

2. Log into your phone (ensure that your name appears) and dial  x897000.

3. When prompted for your PIN, enter the unique PIN in the email from #1 above.

4. The system will walk you through your setup. Please listen carefully and follow the instructions to record your Name, enter a new PIN and record your Personal Greeting.

For users off-site:  (NOTE:  These instructions do not apply after June 27).

1. Open the email from noreply-CiscoUnity@madisoncollege.edu which supplies your unique PIN.

2. Dial into Unity from your phone by dialing 608-616-1700.  Press *.

3. When prompted, enter the last four digits of your Madison College phone number.

4. When prompted for your PIN, enter the unique PIN in the email from #1 above.

5. The system will walk you through your setup. Please listen carefully and follow the instructions to record your Name, enter a new PIN and record your Personal Greeting.

Instructions to follow after June 27:

For users on Madison College campuses:

1. Open the email from noreply-CiscoUnity@madisoncollege.edu which supplies your unique PIN.

2. Press the Messages button from your Cisco phone.

3. When prompted for your PIN, enter the unique PIN in the email from #1 above.

4. The system will walk you through your setup. Please listen carefully and follow the instructions to record your Name, enter a new PIN and record your Personal Greeting.

For extension mobility users:

1. Open the email from noreply-CiscoUnity@madisoncollege.edu which supplies your unique PIN.

2. Log into your phone (ensure that your name appears) and press the Messages button from your Cisco phone.

3. When prompted for your PIN, enter the unique PIN in the email from #1 above.

4. The system will walk you through your setup. Please listen carefully and follow the instructions to record your Name, enter a new PIN and record your Personal Greeting.

For users off-site:

1. Open the email from noreply-CiscoUnity@madisoncollege.edu which supplies your unique PIN.

2. Dial into Unity from your phone by dialing 608-243-4100.

3. When prompted for your PIN, enter the unique PIN in the email from #1 above.

4. The system will walk you through your setup. Please listen carefully and follow the instructions to record your Name, enter a new PIN and record your Personal Greeting.

 If no greeting is recorded, the voice mail greeting will be the default digital voice mail recording:  “Sorry, [Last name, First name] is not available. Record your message at the tone. When you are finished, hang up or press pound for more options.

In addition, the speech-to-text capability (transcribed voice message in your email message) is no longer included by default and requires an additional license/cost to the College.  If you require the speech-to-text capability, you will need to create a request through the Help Desk at x6666 or by clicking on this link helpdesk@madisoncollege.edu.  We will then make arrangements to continue the functionality on a case-by-case basis.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:           

Please see this link for the Unity Connection Quick Reference Guide.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the change, please contact the Help Desk at 246-6666 or email at helpdesk@madisoncollege.edu.

 

Published June 22, 2018.

Campaign seeks testimonials from staff and students

Have you benefited from help via one of the many umbrella organizations supported by our annual Combined Charitable Campaign?

Matters is looking for students, staff and faculty whose lives have been touched by at least one of these nonprofit groups. Anyone willing to share their story will be asked to appear in a video that will eventually be a fundraising tool for this year’s campaign.

If you don’t have a story of your own to share, please spread the word to your colleagues and students. Examples of how MATC community members have been helped may include:

  • Gilda’s Club support services for families dealing with cancer
  • Shelter at Domestic Abuse Intervention Services for families fleeing abusive situations
  • Transition assistance for homeless individuals getting back on their feet
  • Alternative high school completion opportunities through Operation Fresh Start

Stories shared will be part of an effort that will ultimately benefit others in need.

If you have a story you’re willing to share on video, contact Chelsey Bowers at cbowers1@madisoncollege.edu.

Please share this request with colleagues or students you feel have a powerful story.

 

Published June 22, 2018. Updated June 25, 2018.

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. Denise Reimer is the Madison College team captain.

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 Denise Reimer, (email DMReimer@madisoncollege.edu) Christine Traeder (email CTraeder@madisoncollege.edu) or Denise Holin (email dholin@madisoncollege.edu).

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

 

 

Published June 20, 2018. Updated July 9, 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.

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