Honors Workshop, student enrollment deadline announced

The deadline for students to enroll in the Honors Program for spring semester is Friday, Jan. 19.

Full-time and part-time faculty interested in supervising Honor Projects must complete the four-hour Madison College Honors Program Workshop. 

See the attached flyer for upcoming workshops.

Registration for workshops can be found on CETL THRIVE on the faculty and staff link. The Workshop counts toward the FQAS Continuing Professional Development categories of Student Success, Currency and Content Expertise and College and Strategic Interests.

Some of the topics that will be covered in the workshop include:

  • Benefits of honors programs to students, faculty and the college
  • Details of the Madison College Honors Program
  • What is expected of an Honors Supervising Faculty member
  • How to recruit students to the Honors Program
  • How to complete a Learning Contract
  • Brainstorming with other faculty members about potential Honors Projects
  • The bi-annual Honors project competition
  • Compensation for Honors faculty members
  • Parlaying Honors projects into bigger opportunities for students

Questions? Please contact Honors Program Director Julia Haseleu at 608-243-4715.

Published October 23, 2017. Updated October 25, 2017.

Visit with Vet Tech animals

The Veterinary Technician program will host an adoption Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Visit with the cats, dogs, mice, rats and guinea pigs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Truax Rooms E1818-E1856.

Follow this link for more information on pet adoption at Madison College.

Published October 20, 2017. Updated November 13, 2017.

Oral B toothbrushes for sale

The Dental Care in Belize students are selling adult and kid Oral B Professional "Genius" Bluetooth Premium powered toothbrushes to raise money for an upcoming study abroad trip. These students will travel over spring break in 2018 to provide dental care to children in Ambergris Caye, Belize. 

Adult toothbrushes are $65 with a $20 mail-in-rebate (limit of two rebates per address). Kid toothbrushes are $28 with no rebate. Sales are cash-only and are due upon ordering.

Orders may be placed until 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, by emailing Health Related Professions instructor Heidi Stone or calling 608-258-2473.

Please place the cash payment in an envelope with your name, type of brush ordered (adult or child), amount and contact information listed. Bring the envelope to the Dental Hygiene Clinic, located in Room 151 in the Truax Heath Education and Information Technology Building. Mention to the front desk staff that the payment needs to go to Heidi Stone for the electric toothbrush fundraiser. 

Once orders are in, arrangements must be made to pick up toothbrushes by Monday, Dec.11, at 3 p.m.

Published October 20, 2017.

Commemorative wall display to honor DTEC

Students, faculty and staff have a chance to participate in honoring Madison College's Downtown Education Center. They can submit short stories, written memories or photographs for a chance to be included on a commemorative wall display located on the first floor of DTEC.

Content will be edited if necessary. The submission process is ongoing and the display will be open until the campus closes. 

Email your submissions to

Published October 20, 2017.

Employers to visit Truax

The Career and Employment Center has announced the upcoming employer visits at the Truax Campus.

Two Men and a Truck
Please stop by the table in the Truax Cafe Atrium from 10  a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Lisa will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.

FedEx Ground
Please stop by the table in the Truax Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1. Chelsey and Whitney will be available to give more information.

Great Wolf Resorts
Please stop by the table in the Truax Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2. Kyle and Cassy will be available to give more information.

US Army and Army Reserve.
Stop by the table in the Truax Cafe Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 07.
SSG Adams will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.


Please pass this information onto your students.

Published October 20, 2017. Updated November 1, 2017.

Celebrate students' achievements at First-Generation Student Day

TRIO and Retention Services are collaborating with administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni to present the inaugural First-Generation Student Day Wednesday, Nov. 8. This is part of a nationwide college campaign to celebrate the achievements of first-generation students. 

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Intercultural Exchange and includes:  First-Gen faculty/staff panel, First-Gen student/alumni panel, #CelebrateFirstGen Campaign, DACA session, and Badger Promise. A photo booth, games and resources will be provided.

This event will also coincide with the unveiling of a First-Generation Campus Club which will serve as a support group and campus community base for all those who wish to support and advance first-generation students.

We ask first-generation staff, faculty or administrators who would like to share their story to please contact TRiO Student Support Services Director Janine Wilson or TRiO Student Support Services Manager Jeff Galligan.

Contributors to this event include: Student Development and Success, SCMP, TOPS, Intercultural Exchange, Scholars of Promise, TRiO and Retention Services.

Published October 20, 2017. Updated October 27, 2017.

Fall, Halloween pop-up sale underway

The Center for Printing Arts (CFPA) are currently selling handmade goods Wednesday, Oct.18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will support students and help cover printing materials costs.

Items include greeting cards, tote bags, notebooks, garlands and prints. Stock up on beautiful, affordable letterpress and screen-printed goods for the fall season.

The sale is located at Truax, near Starbucks in the Atrium Café.

Published October 18, 2017.

Register for spring FQAS classes offered through CETL

Faculty Quality Assurance System contains a common set of competencies, performance standards and guidelines for all WTCS colleges. The system provides each college with the opportunity to define its own expectations of professional development to align with the college’s goals and mission.

Initial Requirements applies to:

• Faculty new to Madison College
• Faculty who had not completed provisional certification (i.e. Magic 7) prior to August 2015

For faculty who are looking to complete the FQAS Initial Requirements, spring courses are now available for registration via CETL Thrive.






Teaching Methods and Technology

Thursday, Jan. 04

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.


Friday, Jan.05

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 08

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 12  -

Monday, March 26




Data and Evidence Analysis

Wednesday, Jan. 10

1-3:30 p.m.


Thursday, Jan. 11

8:30-11 a.m.

Friday, Feb 02

Friday, May 03

9-11:30 a.m.

1-3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Feb. 06 -

Tuesday, Feb. 27



March 13

9-11 a.m.

Tech Academy

Student Success & Behavior Management

Friday, Jan. 19

Friday, Feb. 02

Friday, March 02

Friday, April 06

Friday, May 04

2-4 p.m.

First Fridays

In Person

March 26-April 30



Course Design & Assessment 

Friday, April 13

Friday, April 20

Friday, April 27

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.


Feb. 13-April 03



Check the FQAS-FAQs page if you need more information.

Published October 18, 2017.

WomenLEAD to conduct 50/50 raffle fundraiser

The WomenLEAD (Leaders for Equity and Diversity) Club will conduct a 50/50 raffle fundraiser from Oct. 23-Nov. 15. They will host a table outside of Student Life at the Truax Campus on Oct. 23, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14, from 11:30-1 p.m.

Tickets cost $2. They are fundraising to support their attendance at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders in May 2018. 

If you have any questions or would like to buy or reserve your ticket, please contact Masaya Xiong.

Published October 18, 2017.

Truax to host 'Ten Tech Tools for Today's Assistant'

The Truax Campus is hosting the Madison International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Local Area Network meeting titled “Ten Tech Tools for Today’s Assistant.” Stop by Room C2406 Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5:30-8 p.m.

One of the greatest challenges faced by administrative professionals is their capacity to keep up with the advances in technology. In this session, administrative professionals will learn how to stay relevant by learning and mastering technology skills.

Learner outcomes:

  • Discover 10 tech tools that can increase work productivity
  • Discover some of the latest trends and online options for technology training
  • Learn ways to access information through technology to respond quickly and become more indispensable to your employer

The main presenter will be Stacy Leitner, CAP-OM.

The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about technology tools. Register on the Eventbrite website.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own meal and beverage. Water and light snacks will be provided.


  • 5:30-6:15 p.m. - Networking and dinner (feel free to bring your own dinner)
  • 6:15-6:25 p.m. - Brief IAAP updates/info
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Presentation (the online portion will begin at 6:25 p.m.)
  • 7:30-8 p.m. - Networking (or head home)

Questions? Please contact business technology instructor Chris Yero.

Published October 18, 2017.