Outstanding student employee nominations sought

The 2019 Student Success Awards Banquet nomination form is now available. Nominate an outstanding student employee today. The nomination deadline is Friday, March 29, 11:59 p.m.

The Outstanding Student Employee of the Year description, eligibility criteria and nomination form are online. Contact the Executive Leadership Team with questions at

Published March 11, 2019.

Bakery celebrates Pi Day

Stop by the Madison College Bakery the week of March 11 to check out the selection of pies in honor of Pi Day 3/14. Featured pies will include key lime, s'more, banana cream and coconut cream.  There will be a limited supply of pies so check back often for availability.

Published March 11, 2019. Updated March 13, 2019.

Telepresence changes may interrupt phone service

The Technology Services area is upgrading the back-end of the telepresence devices during spring break, March 18-22.  The upgrade takes place on the current call manager system and interruptions may happen in telephone service across Truax, Monday, March 18, and Thursday, March 21. Phones might go blank briefly during the upgrade. Active calls could also be dropped, but unlikely. If employees experience any issue with the telephone systems, please try again. If the issue persists contact the Help Desk at 608.246.6666.

Published March 8, 2019. Updated March 13, 2019.

What's for lunch?

Here's what the Atrium Cafe will be serving March 11-15.

Monday: Lasagna with meat sauce or marinara, garlic bread and mixed greens in house-made vinaigrette

Tuesday: Pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, Texas toast

Wednesday: Chicken tikka masala, jasmine rice, vegetable, naan 

Thursday: Pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll

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

Published March 8, 2019.

Content developer presents at STEM Speaker Series

The next STEM Speakers Series event will feature Andy Plante-Kropp, a content developer with Voxy, an international digital language learning company, Wednesday, March 27, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room D1610 on the Truax Campus.

Plante-Kropp will talk about her role at Voxy and give a live demo of the software platform. All are wecome to come and learn about this exciting company and get a "behind the scenes" look at how web content is turned into lessons. Snacks will be provided. 

A complete list of STEM Speakers for the spring is available on the STEM Center webpage.

Published March 8, 2019.

Trustyle Salon hours are changing

Trustyle Salon is adding evening and weekend hours to better serve clientele. Starting Wednesday, March 27, the extended hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday, 12:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m
  • Saturday, 9:00 a.m-2 p.m.

Appointments can be made at Truax, Room B1208 or by phone, 608.246.6068. The students offer a variety of beauty and pampering services. The salon also offers many professional retail products at discounted prices. Students can assist clients in choosing the right products for their hair, skin or nails.


Published March 8, 2019. Updated March 13, 2019.

'Wonder Women' to be shown March 27 at Truax

Libraries and Academic Support Services invites everyone to a showing of “Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Library Commons area, which is on the third floor of the Truax campus Gateway building, right outside of the library. This film looks at gender in comic books and popular culture, from Wonder Woman to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and beyond, examining how these characters have influenced society, and women, to step forward. This film showing is part of the department’s ongoing film event, titled “S.T.R.E.A.M.: Screenings of Thoughtful, Relevant, Engaging, and Artful Movies.”

There will also be screenings at the metro and regional campuses the week of March 25 (ask local librarians for dates and times). Stay tuned for information about further film showings later this semester.    

Published March 8, 2019.

Madison College Athletics site gets makeover

Visitors to are experiencing a fresh, new look today after the Madison College Athletic Department, through the help of web provider, SIDEARM, relaunched their site. The new layout and design mark the third variation of the site since joining the SIDEARM platform in 2009, with the previous style making its debut in 2014.

Published March 8, 2019.

UW-Madison hosts internship research symposium

Center for Research of College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT) invites researchers, career services and student affairs professionals, employers, advocates, college students and legislators to attend the second annual National Symposium on College Internship Research Oct. 23-24 on the UW-Madison campus.

Come ready to learn and partner with colleagues and:

  • Learn about the latest research on internships and their relationship to 21st century competencies from scholars in labor economics, sociology, higher education, vocational psychology and other fields.
  • Hear about problems of practice and strategies to overcome them from practitioners in the field.
  • Develop new strategies and ideas about program design, implementation and evaluation for your own institution and student body.
  • Help shape and improve state and federal policies regarding internships and 21st century competencies.
  • Contribute your own ideas and experiences to a growing national movement to create equitable and meaningful internships and experiential learning opportunities for all students regardless of race, class, gender, major, or institutional affiliation. 

Please visit or message Nina Catterall,, for more information.

Published March 6, 2019.

Learn how to set goals and succeed

The Business Technology Department with the International Association of Administrative Professionals presents the IAAP Madison Branch’s event, Goal Setting: Tips and Tricks to Make Them Happen. Attendees will learn simple and effective goal setting techniques, the five rules of successful goal setting, common pitfalls and how to fix them.

The details for the event are:

  • The event is being held Wednesday, March 20, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • A Networking session is offered from 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • The presentation begins at 6 p.m.
  • The event’s location is Truax, Room C2406. The event can also be experienced via webinar. Login information will be sent prior to the event.
  • The cost for students is five dollars.
  • The deadline to register is Tuesday, March 19, 3 p.m.
  • The presenter is Gayle Quedens, CAP, OM
  • Attendees can bring dinner or a snack.

Published March 6, 2019.