Announcements

Volunteer Center celebrates non-traditional students

Student leaders from the Volunteer Center are hosting an end-of-semester celebration for non-traditional students on Thursday, May 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Truax Gateway. This event will celebrate the achievements and the overcoming of barriers of all non-traditional students. The event will feature family-friendly activities such as face painting and board games (children are welcome to attend). A free taco salad bar will be served.     

Volunteers are needed to help this event run smoothly. If you are interested in volunteering please sign up on signup genius.

    

 

Published May 10, 2019.

Continuing program student registration has re-opened

Continuing program student registration has re-opened. Starting today, continuing program students have another opportunity to register for Fall 2019 classes. Students should register before leaving for the summer. The Faculty and Staff CPS Registration Campaign page is available with a tool-kit of helpful resources to share with students along with examples of student communications from the campaign.

For more information about the Continuing Program Student Registration Campaign contact Tegan Stark or visit the campaign page.  

 

Published May 8, 2019. Updated May 10, 2019.

Need Madison College marketing photos?

The Madison College Marketing Photography Assets Flickr account has moved to a new link. To better manage our image assets the old account will be deleted Friday, May 31.

The images are available for use in presentations, on social media and for other materials.

Contact Stephanie Beirne in Communications and Strategic Marketing with questions.

Published May 8, 2019.

Check for each department's deadline

Fiscal year end is fast approaching and like years past, here are the guidelines for the following areas:

  • Purchase Orders
  • Credit Card Purchases (Travel Cards/Expense reports, P-cards, Gas Cards)
  • Invoices/Check Requests
  • Worktag transfers (formerly Chartfield Transfer), and Budget transfer requests
  •  Technology Services Requests (hardware, software and computer maintenance)

Please note:  Transactions are not complete until all required approvals are provided within the Workday system. Allow for approval time as the deadlines below are observed.

Purchase Orders

  • Creation - The last day to create new Purchase Orders for FY2018-19 is June 1, 2019. (If purchasing hardware and/or software please see Technology Services deadline information below).
  • Usage – All open purchase orders for FY2018-19 will be closed as part of the year end process unless otherwise approved by a budget manager and the purchasing department.
  • Carryovers/Rollovers – PO rollovers should be requested no later than June 14, 2019 by sending an email to purchasing@madisoncollege.edu for approval.  Please note that only capital can be carried over.  All other purchase orders will be closed by the end of the fiscal year.  Employees must be sure to work with vendors to receive the invoices against any open PO’s before the end of the year.
  • Please remember that Purchase Orders cannot be carried over more than 1 year. 

Credit Card Purchases

  • P-cards & Gas Cards
    • The deadline for P-Card purchases for FY2018-19 is June 24, 2019 to allow for timely allocation and approvals.  Please do not use pcards from June 25-June 30th.
    • Gas Cards transactions for June will be loaded into WD on July 2nd.  These need to be expensed in June so they have to be verified and allocated by July 5, 2019.
    • Travel Cards & Expense Reports
      • Current year expense reports should be submitted and approved by your manager no later than July 5, 2019 to make the final settlement run for FY19.  Expense reports must be dated on or before June 30, 2019, to be expensed in the FY2018-19 fiscal year.  Please do not back-date expense reports after July 5, 2019.
      • Travel card related purchases should be reconciled via the expense report by July 5, 2019.
      • Emergency purchases. Please email your emergency requests to purchasing@madisoncollege.edufor approval.

Invoices/Check Requests

  • All invoices and check requests related to FY 2018-19 activity must be received in Accounts Payable by July 5, 2019. Contact Accounts Payable at accountspayable@madisoncollege.edu
  • Please communicate this deadline with your suppliers to ensure timely receipt of FY2018-19 related invoices.
  • Invoices received after July 5, 2019 will be charged to your FY 2019-20 budget.

Worktag and Budget Transfers

Technology Services

Communications and Strategic Marketing

Your timely attention to the year-end deadlines is much appreciated and will help ensure smooth year-end close.

Thank you,

Laurie Grigg

Controller

Published May 6, 2019. Updated May 10, 2019.

Technology Services doing partial refresh this year

Technology Services is doing a partial refresh this fiscal year due to budget limitations.

Most of the student labs will be refreshed, but faculty and staff PCs or laptops will not be.

Employees who are having problems with their current PC or laptop are asked to call the Help Desk at x6666 and soneone will assist in a hardware evaluation.

Published May 6, 2019.

Performing arts students featured in one-act play

Madison College students Maria Cina and Melissa Czersinski are performing in a one-act play titled "The Gulf." Below are the location, schedule and cost for the play:

  • Truax, Room A2031 (Studio Theater)
  • The play begins at 8 p.m. each night
  • Friday, May 10
  • Saturday, May 11
  • Sunday, May 12 
  • Tickets cost $12
  • Reserve tickets by calling 608.243.4000
  • Proceeds benefit the Performing Arts Scholarship

"The Gulf" was written by Audrey Cefaly and directed by D. Corey Helser. It is a one-act play telling the story of two lovers and their volatile relationship. The play won the 2018 Lammy for LGBTQ drama and the Edgerton Foundation New American Play award.  

Published May 6, 2019. Updated May 10, 2019.

Orgullo Latinx Club to sell roses for Mother's Day

The Orgullo Latinx Student Club will sell roses from Colombia for Mother’s Day. The fundraiser will be held May 8, 9 and 10, in the Truax cafeteria area, in the main entrance at the Downtown Campus and in the atrium at South Campus.

Published May 6, 2019.

Madison College hosts WTCS Robotics Competition

The Electronics Department is hosting the 12th annual Wisconsin Technical College System Robotics Competition on Saturday, May 11, in the Cafeteria Mall at the Truax Campus.

Teams from Madison College and other WTCS schools will participate in the competition. Students are tasked with creating a robot that operates both autonomously and driver controlled for different missions.

During the morning (9 a.m.-12 p.m.), each team will present their design and challenges throughout the spring semester to a panel of judges. Each team is scored on the presentation and robot build. In the afternoon (1-4 p.m.), the teams will deploy their robots on four challenges. This year’s challenges include a race with a speed bump, candle-run, robo-buckets and a driver-controlled slalom course. In the candle-run event, robots are to autonomously detect the difference between white and black candles and only extinguish the black candles. In the robo-buckets event, the robot is tasked with autonomously collecting ping-pong balls and then shooting them into buckets.

Spectators are welcome during all portions of the day. 

Published May 6, 2019. Updated May 7, 2019.

What's for lunch?

Here's what the Atrium Cafe will be serving for lunch the week of May 6.

Monday: Beef burritos, rice, black beans

Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan, penne pasta, vegetable, garlic bread

Wednesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll

Thursday: Barbecued chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, roll 

Friday: Beer-battered cod, fries, coleslaw, roll

 

Published May 3, 2019.

Come celebrate student research and scholarship

Students and college employees are invited to celebrate student research and scholarship, Wednesday, May 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Room D1630, Truax. The event will showcase student research via poster presentations and offers an opportunity to support student research and scholarly work at Madison College.  

The event is made possible by the National Science Foundation, Tiny Earth, STEM Center, and the School of Arts & Science.

For more information contact Kit Carlson or Masaya Xiong.

Published May 3, 2019. Updated May 6, 2019.

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