Dr. Carolina Bailey lectures about Bolivian and Peruvian indigenous communities

Starting Wednesday, April 13, Spanish instructor Dr. Carolina Bailey will be giving a three-part lecture series about indigenous communities at UW-Madison.

Co-sponsored by Madison College, these talks are based on Dr. Bailey's experiences during her recent research trip to Bolivia and Peru funded by the Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad.

The talks are free and open to the public. The first talk, "Climate Change and Potatoes," will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at 19 Ingraham Hall.

Questions? Contact Sarah Ripp.

Published April 13, 2016.

The seventh Annual Global showcase

The Center for International Education (CIE), in conjunction with World Students Association and United Common Ground, are hosting the seventh Annual Global showcase Wednesday, April 20, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Truax Redsten Gym.

There will be dancing, music and delectable foods from around the world.

All students, staff, admin and faculty are invited to attend this showcase.

If any interested faculty, staff or admin would be interested in volunteering for the day of the event, please email the World Students Association.

Former acts include: dancing, singing, music, stories, arts and much more.

Students get in free
Staff and faculty - $5 donation

Published April 13, 2016.

Get ice cream and help student nurses

Support the Student Nurses Fundraiser at the East Towne Mall location of Culver's Monday, April 18, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Students will be helping at the restaurant.

Proceeds will help send students to the National Student Nurses Assocation Convention in Kansas City. The November convention offers students the opportunity to develop their skills in professional development and leadership, focusing on networking, communication and self-presentation.

Come to Culver's to contribute to this cause and enjoy a frosty treat!

Published April 13, 2016.

Pet adoption open house Thursday, April 28

The Vet Tech program is out to help you find your next furry family member.

The next open house is Thursday, April 28, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Madison College Veterinary Technician Program hallway, in Truax rooms E1818-E1856.

If you are unable to attend the open houses, the program also offers the following visiting hours:

Mondays: 8:30-9:30 a.m., 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Tuesdays: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Wednesdays: 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Thursdays: 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Fridays: 8:30-9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Questions? Call (608) 246–6553, email the Vet Tech Adoption program or visit the Pet Adoption website.

Published April 13, 2016.

Stressed about your digital photo collection?

My So-Called Digital Life is a monthly conversation with Madison College colleagues about all things digital in their lives, both at home and professionally.

Each month, CETL will meet to discuss how to navigate the digital world. With the expertise of the college’s digital communications experts, CETL will examine their own so-called digital lives in order to identify challenges and share solutions as everyone faces the formidable task of managing it all.

Come to the first My So-Called Digital Life event Wednesday, April 20, from 12-1 p.m. in Truax room B3230 to learn more about managing digital photos, as presented and facilitated by Mike Bender, Madison College IT Faculty.

All levels of digital knowledge are welcome.

Published April 11, 2016.

2016 Annual Pow Wow

Madison Area Technical College's Annual Pow Wow is Saturday, April 23.

Come on out for this premier event!

There will be:

  • Grand entries at 1 p.m. and 7pm
  • Over 20 vendors and seven drums
  • Taco Stand-NASA fundraiser 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
  • Light Dinner served at 5 p.m.
  • Admission is $5.00

For any additional questions, please email Katie Ackley.

To volunteer for the Annual Pow Wow, please submit a volunteer form.

Published April 11, 2016.

Updates to Storage Area Network Storage Controller on Saturday, April 16

Technology Services will be completing updates to the Storage Area Network (SAN) Storage Controller environment on Saturday, April 16, starting at 6 a.m. and ending by 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

The SAN moves storage resources off the common user network and reorganizes them into an independent, high-performance network. This allows each server to access shared storage as if it were a drive directly attached to the server.

Technology Services appreciates your understanding.

Questions? Contact Martin Gaines at (608) 243-4130.

Published April 11, 2016.

Architectural Technology exhibit in the Truax Gallery

The Madison College Architectural Technology program presents its annual gallery exhibition of student work weekdays in the Truax Gateway Gallery from April 8 until April 22. A special food and beverage reception will be held Thursday, April 14, from 5-7 p.m.

Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Each student’s work is presented in a large-format poster along with some accompanying physical models and features images created over their four-semester tenure in the program.

Additionally, information depicting the architectural technology program itself will be presented in poster and video formats.

Each student has selected their best architectural work from a variety of classes which cover architectural problem solving, design and theory, hand drafting, freehand drawing and rendering, technical computer drawing, and digital 3D model creation and rendering. Each student has curated their exhibit to highlight their personal interests in the field of architecture. The exhibition and reception give prospective students a chance to explore the world of architecture and the program curriculum, offer employers in the architecture and construction community a chance to scout and network with program graduates, and allow creative professionals an opportunity to talk with faculty and learn about the latest techniques and trends in design visualization.

For more information, contact program faculty member, Aaron D. Johnson, AIA, at (608) 246-6259.

Published April 8, 2016.

Mail Center at Truax has moved

The Mail Center at Truax has moved effective April 8, 2016. The new location is in the new addition by the salon and elevators, where the bathroom is under construction and what used to be the exit to center court.

All mailboxes have been temporarily set up in the new dock area as we wait for new boxes to arrive. The window hours will remain from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Shipping and Receiving will remain in the north building (across the staff parking lot) until further notice.

Questions? Contact Kathy Waters at (608) 246-6051 or the Mail Center staff at (608) 246-6305.

Published April 8, 2016.

Information Sessions on Faculty Quality Assurance Program

CETL will be holding Information Sessions regarding the recent rollout of the Faculty Quality Assurance Program. They will be going through the contents of the new FQAS guidebook and sharing a copy with all participants.

  • Thursday, April 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Truax - B3230)
  • Tuesday, April 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Truax – B3230)
  • Monday, April 25, 5-5:45 p.m. (Fort Atkinson - Room 157)
  • Wednesday, April 27, 6-7 p.m. (Online)
  • Thursday, April 28, 4-5 p.m. (Portage 103B)

More information can be found online.

Published April 8, 2016. Updated April 10, 2016.