Matters is moving to the new modern Intranet in SharePoint. The Matters site will no longer be accessible after 12/19/19.

Please contact Kristin Polywacz with any questions.

Employer visits Truax

Career and Employment Services is pleased to announce upcoming employer visit. Please stop by the table in Truax’s Atrium Cafe to learn about exciting career opportunities.

Representatives will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.

  • Thursday, Dec. 5, PASS AmeriCorps, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.



Published December 2, 2019.

Fall portfolio show is Dec. 10

Madison College’s Fall Portfolio show is Tuesday, Dec. 10, 4:30-7:30 p.m. This year’s show is titled “You Are Here.”

As designers we are explorers. You are invited to explore our portfolio as we take on vast expeditions in lands of line, color, shape, texture, size, value and space itself. Pushing boundaries to discover new territories. We are invigorated by the thought of uncharted waters, rising each day to seek new horizons.

We’re here now. What’s next?

Please visit our website to learn more about the student’s work and our Facebook event page.






Published December 2, 2019.

Conquer the end of the semester with CETL

In preparation for the end of the semester, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is hosting “Faculty Survival Week” Monday through Friday, Dec. 9-13, in the CETL office, Truax B2208.

Faculty are encouraged to stop into the CETL office between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day for coffee/tea, snacks, support and fun. There will be door prize drawings all week and even the opportunity to decompress and play some games using Virtual Reality. 

The CETL team will be ready to assist you on these quests: 

  • Conquering your Blackboard grade center.
  • Creating a course feedback survey.
  • Accessing faculty center to prepare to post final grades. 
  • Navigating Blackboard course copy to prepare for spring semester.

CETL team members will also be at the Goodman South Campus for Faculty Survival Day Monday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Room TBA)

In addition, Lesley Voigt, the Madison College digital credentials institute administrator, will be in CETL Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 1-2 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. to Noon to assist faculty in issuing badges for Core Workforce Skills. She will be available to guide you step-by-step in how to assess students and award badges to students in your courses now and in the future.

No preregistration is required for Faculty Survival Week activities, just visit CETL for some treats, support and fun.

Published December 2, 2019.

Final pet adoption event coming

The final Pet Adoption Event for the Veterinary Technician program is Tuesday, Dec. 3, 5-7 p.m., Rooms E1818-E1831 (Vet Tech Program area). Come visit the animals still waiting to find their forever home.

Published November 27, 2019.

Campus-wide phone outage planned

Technology Services will upgrade the call manager system between 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4. There will be a temporary outage in telephone service across the college during the upgrade. This will not affect mobile service. 

If you are working between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. at one of our campuses, your college phone will not have a dial tone. Any calls in process will be disconnected.   

If you experience issues the morning of Thursday, Dec. 5, please contact the Help Desk at 608-246-6666.

Technology Services thanks everyone.


Published November 27, 2019.

Foundation seeks help from faculty and employees

The Madison College Foundation invites employees to participate in the spring 2020 scholarship application review process. The process runs Monday, Dec.9-Monday, Dec. 23. This is a vital part of the scholarship scoring process, help is needed and appreciated.

The entire review process is handled online through the scholarship management system. This allows reviewers to score applications at their convenience. The process is a unique and rewarding opportunity to appreciate the diverse backgrounds of students. The applications include personal stories and future goals.

Contact Meghan Garlow-Urban with questions and to confirm participation.

Published November 27, 2019.

What's on the menu?

Here's what the Atrium Cafe will be serving the week of Dec. 2:

Monday: Fried catfish, red beans and rice, collard greens, cornbread.

Tuesday: Baked potato bar with assorted toppings.

Wednesday: Grilled chicken with garlic caper sauce, wild rice pilaf, vegetable, roll.

Thursday: BBQ beef brisket, cheesy potatoes, slaw, Texas toast.

Friday: Beer battered cod, fries, cole slaw, roll.

Published November 27, 2019.

Employers coming to Truax

Career and Employment Services is pleased to announce the upcoming employer visits. Please stop by the table in Truax’s Atrium Cafe to learn about these exciting career opportunities. Representatives will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 3, US Cellular, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, Home Team 4 u, noon-2 p.m.

Published November 25, 2019.

Stay safe in an active shooter situation

Join Public Safety Wednesday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in Room D1630, to discuss steps you can take to stay safe during an active shooter situation. Public Safety will be giving a presentation, followed by a Q&A session. Coffee and cookies will be provided. This event is open to the public.

Published November 25, 2019.

Help the campaign finish strong

Madison College Employees,

We need you to ensure a strong finish for our 2019 Combined Charitable Campaign!

Pledge! It’s a perfect time to pledge your support to our community and students. If you haven’t pledged yet, please take a few minutes now. 

Participate! December events are listed below and can be found on our SharePoint site.


Be ready to bid! Our online auction brings some excellent items and experiences for you to win. Just in time for the winter shutdown and holiday season. A fun event for all employees!

Open only to our employees (increases your odds of winning).

Item pick-up: Truax Room AB130; December 16-20 (10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day)

Payment: Through the auction website by credit card, Paypal or payment in person at pick-up by cash or check

FOOD DRIVE | DECEMBER 3 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Help our students who deal with food insecurity. Bring in non-perishable food items to stock The Cupboard and food pantries at our metro and regional campuses. Check with your front office to learn where the drop off is at your campus.

At Truax, come to the table outside the cafeteria with your food to receive a coupon (while supplies last):

  • Truax Bakery – free cookie
  • Truax Cafeteria - free piece of fruit
  • Truax Salon - free haircut
  • Madison College Bookstore – 10% off one item

“United Way funded the Caminos Program and the Caminos Program is how I got into my nursing job.”

-Sarayana, Caminos participant through Centro Hispano


Published November 25, 2019. Updated December 4, 2019.