Clarion Radio to launch Sept. 6

The college is starting its own student-run Internet radio station. Clarion Radio will provide students with opportunities and resources to gain real-world experience outside the typical classroom setting. Encourage your students to get involved.

The official launch date for Clarion Radio is Wednesday, Sept. 6. 

A link will be provided when the station goes live. The station will also broadcast in the hallway outside the studio.

Published August 30, 2017. Updated August 31, 2017.

West Campus offers Blackboard info and training session

Blackboard mentor, Jodi Goldbeck, will host a Blackboard drop-in information and training session at the West Campus Wednesday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Room 134.

Stop by to learn about new updates to Blackboard.




Published August 30, 2017. Updated September 1, 2017.

CETL introduces learning communities

This year, CETL will introduce learning communities to Madison College. These groups will provide support for faculty and staff to investigate, attempt, assess and adopt new methods. CETL will select between eight and 12 faculty and staff for each learning community.

  • The IBPS community will explore practices, challenges and issues in using the interest-based problem-solving method.
  • The Diversity and Inclusion community will explore challenges and issues regarding equity and inclusion at the college.
  • The Teaching and Learning community will explore practices, challenges, and issues regarding teaching and learning in the classroom.
  • The Research Learning Community will explore best practices in research and provide a setting for mentorship and mutual support.

The application deadline is Thursday, Sept. 21. 


Published August 30, 2017.

Employers to visit Truax

The Career and Employment Services announced the upcoming visits from the following employers. 

Family Works  Monday, Sept. 11
Please stop by the table in the Truax Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Amanda will be available to give more information and answer questions.

YMCA Dane County  Tuesday, Sept. 12
Please stop by the table in the Truax Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Annette and Cindy will be available to give more information and answer questions.

Bright Star Care  Wednesday, Sept. 14
Please stop by the table in the Truax Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jody will be available to give more information and answer questions. 

Please pass this information onto your students. 

Published August 30, 2017.

Administration parking lot closure announced

The administration parking lot will be closed to Madison College staff and students on Sept. 12 and 13.

Once every four years, Madison College hosts the Wisconsin Technical College System meeting. During this event, the administration lot will be monitored by the Public Safety department and reserved for the WTCS presidents and staff. Please plan for alternate parking during these dates.

Questions? Please contact Judith Castro-Romaker or x6678.

Published August 28, 2017.

CIE to host Study Abroad Fair

The Center for International Education (CIE) will hold its annual Study Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Intercultural Exchange, located at Truax in Room C1430.

CIE will also host an information session on all available Study Abroad Scholarships from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, also in the Intercultural Exchange.

Please let your students know about these opportunities.

Questions can be directed to

Published August 25, 2017. Updated August 30, 2017.

Center seeks submissions from online instructors

Online faculty can submit their ideas to the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR), sponsored by the University of Central Florida's Center for Distributed Learning.

The editorial board of the TOPR has put out a call for submissions for new entries with a deadline of Sept. 15. Selected entries will be announced in October.

The center is emerging as a go-to destination for faculty and designers in search of ideas for online and blended courses. Each entry is highly focused on one teaching practice with a solid description, concrete examples, relevant professional practice or research literature and key words connecting to other practices. You may view all current TOPR entries on the “Pedagogical Practices” page.

Please consider submitting an entry using this submission form.

Questions? Contact or Tina Rettler-Pagel, CETL faculty.

Published August 25, 2017.

Scholarships offered for study abroad

For a second year, the Center for International Education (CIE) is able to offer the Madison College Study Abroad Scholarship with the previously awarded Title VI Undergraduate Studies and Foreign Language grant. This grant from the US Dept. of Education provides opportunities to a diverse range of students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad. 

CIE also received the Institute of International Education (IIE) Generation Study Abroad grant to award an additional $7,500 in scholarships, which will be awarded as three $2,500 scholarships.

Attached is the application for the Madison College Study Abroad Scholarship and the IIE Generation Study Abroad Scholarship Program. Share this information with your students by directing them to the scholarship webpage.

Published August 25, 2017.

Convocation survey available

The Convocation Steering Committee is committed to making Convocations meaningful. Faculty and staff who attended the August Convocation can help the committee improve future Convocations by filling out this assessment.

The survey will remain open through Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Published August 25, 2017.

Labor Day closure announced

All Madison College campuses and district buildings will be closed Saturday, Sept. 2, through Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of Labor Day. Classes and services will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Published August 23, 2017. Updated September 6, 2017.