The American Bar Association (ABA) Site Team performed a complete report and inspection of the Paralegal program. The guidelines used by the ABA were developed to promote high standards for the education of paralegals. The ABA Site Team was very impressed and recommended re-approval of the program; this re-approval occurs every seven years. The Paralegal program would like to thank everyone who participated in this inspection.
Published July 6, 2016. Updated July 8, 2016.
Recently the college announced that we would be changing the originally scheduled 2017 spring break from the week of March 13 to the week of April 10, 2017. This was based on an interest to align the break with that of the Madison Metropolitan School District in order to address a conflict for students whom have young children in school, thus resulting in child care conflicts.
However, after expressed concerns regarding plans that had already been made based on the original schedule, conversations with Dr. Daniels have led us to change the academic calendar back to the original format. Therefore, spring break for 2017 will remain the week of March 13.
To address the issue of how we might align our spring breaks with those of our K-12 partners in order to reduce child care conflicts for our students, we will be working with the College Assembly to form an impact team. We will ask for a recommendation to administration by the end of the fall term with options on how we might be able to set the future academic calendars.
We apologize for any confusion and/or inconvenience that this situation may have caused. Please share the change with your staffs. Thank you in advance for your understanding and as always thanks for all you do for our students.
Turina Bakken, Provost
Keith Cornille, Senior Vice President Student Development and Success
Published July 6, 2016. Updated July 15, 2016.
Student Life currently has Brewers tickets available for the Friday, July 8, evening game vs. St. Louis. The tickets are in the bleachers and includes a free t-shirt and a discount at concessions during the first inning. Tickets are $5.00 each with a limit of two per person.
Published July 6, 2016. Updated July 8, 2016.
The Student Employment Guide for Madison College Staff for administrators and supervisors is now available online. This guide provides information about Student Help and Federal Work Study guidelines, regulations, policies, and procedures. It will be updated on a regular basis as changes occur, so be sure to check back on a regular basis for new information. Feedback and suggestions for improvement are welcomed. Please note, the guide does not supersede any overlying employment requirements or policies at Madison College.
Published July 6, 2016.
Technology Services will perform an upgrade on the email environment that will change the login screen for Outlook Web App users. Below is an example of what the new login screen will look like.
Once you have logged in, you will see the familiar Outook Web App page. Further communication will be provided when progressing with the next steps in the project.
Published June 29, 2016.
Madison College was well represented at the National Leadership and Skills Conference of SkillsUSA, June 20-24 in Louisville, Ky. Eight students and four advisors attended the event.
“Five students competed in the skilled competitions while three competed in leadership,” said Tom Wozniak, Skills USA state director and Madison College Diesel Technology instructor. “I am proud of what our students did this year.”
Quinn Robbins of Madison, a first year student, competed in Cabinet making. Quinn earned 6th place and scored 92% of possible points available. Quinn’s advisor is Jeff Molzahn.
Melissa Holmes of Madison, a first year student, competed in Cosmetology. Missy earned 10th place and scored 90% of possible points available. Missy’s advisor is Melissa Brainerd.
Robert Rutter of Wonewoc, a second year student, competed in Diesel Equipment Technology. Robert earned 8th place and scored 82% of possible points available. Roberts advisors are Jason Herheim and Aron Kershaw.
Jonathan Maier of Marshall, a first year student, competed in Collision Repair Technology. Jon earned 5th place and scored 82% of possible points available. Jon’s advisor is Aaron Stroot.
Zachary LaVigne of Portage, a second year student, competed in CNC Technician Technology. Zach earned 16th place with a combination of percentage points earned from 4 different disciplines milling, turning CNC and programing. Zach’s advisor is JR Colvin.
Rachel Hilgers of Cross Plains, a second year Automotive Technology student, competed in Job Skills Demonstration Open. Rachael earned 11th place in her leadership competition. Rachel’s advisor is Craig Lathrop.
Nicole Custer of Madison, a first year Automotive Technology student, competed in Job Interview. Nikki earned 8th place in her leadership competition. Nikki’s advisor is Craig Lathrop.
Nick Eberhard of Waunakee, a first year Automotive Technology student, competed in Extemporaneous Speaking. Nick earned 15th place in his leadership competition. Nick’s advisor is Craig Lathrop.
Published June 29, 2016.
All Madison College campuses and buildings will be closed Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Summer hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5. Note that Saturday classes have been scheduled for extra time to accommodate the missed day on July 2.
Published June 24, 2016. Updated June 29, 2016.
Web authors are finishing pages for the new website launch in August. Pages are being built, checked and double-checked before the lock-out period beginning June 28. During July, the new site will go through quality assurance and user testing. Content changes and new pages will be incorporated after the website goes live. Please communicate changes with your web author. This will ensure that pages are search engine optimized, the links work, and users can easily find the information they need.
If you are a web author, thank you. You have done a great job and should be proud of your work. The new site will be a success because of the time and efforts you have invested. If you know a web author, please give them a big high-five. When the new site launches you will see just how much work they have done to make the website clean, easy to navigate and a great experience for our students and prospective students. They received special training to take on this job and will soon be certified.
Please contact the Web Strategy Group if you have questions about the new website. We will keep you informed on the actual launch date and other information as it grows closer.
Published June 24, 2016. Updated July 18, 2016.
The Reedsburg Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business Ater 5 event to honor retiring dean John Alt and new Northern Region Dean Jim Falco. The event will take place Tuesday, June 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Reedsburg Campus.
Published June 24, 2016.