Announcements

Pet adoption visiting hours in full swing

Visiting hours for the dogs and cats in the Veterinary Technician Pet Adoption program are in full swing. Spring is a great time to get a pet. People have lots of time to spend with their new family member while school is out over the summer.

Visiting hours are:

  • Monday: 10:30-11:20 a.m. and 12:30-2:20 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30-9:20 a.m.; 10:30-11:20 a.m.; 12:30-1:20 p.m.; and 2:30-3:20 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30-9:20 a.m.; 10:30-11:20 a.m.; and 12:30-3:20 p.m.

Come to the Vet Tech hallway in E block and follow the directions by the phone.

 

Published March 6, 2019.

Reduced student support services hours

Most Student Development and Success service units will close at noon, Friday, March 15, for staff in-service. During spring break services will close at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 18-Friday, March 22.

Check the Department Directory to confirm hours by individual department.

Published March 6, 2019.

Webinars address retirement benefits

The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) is offering a series of live, interactive webinars designed to increase employees' understanding of Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) benefits. Individuals can also ask questions at the end of these sessions.

Visit the ETF webinar page to learn more about the following sessions offered in March or April and to register for any webinars.

  • "Retirement Annuity Options" will help people increase their understanding of the WRS annuity options available at retirement. It will also explain the difference between a beneficiary and a named survivor. (20 minutes)
  • "WRS Retirement Benefits Calculation Methods" will explain the methods used for benefit calculations and the components of each method. Anyone who has requested or is planning to request an estimate will have a better understanding of how that amount was calculated. (15 minutes)
  • "WRS Benefits: For New and Mid-Career Employees" covers vesting, ways to enhance a WRS retirement benefit, purchasing service, military service credit, the Core and Variable Trust Funds, contribution rates, the importance of a beneficiary form and how to complete one, and how “life event” changes affect retirement benefits. (60 minutes)
  • "WRS Annuity Adjustments and Effective Rates" covers the process of how account effective rates and annuity adjustments are calculated, starting with the investment return reported by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board. Also covered during the webinar will be explanations of both the Core and Variable Trust Funds and the calculations specific to each fund for effective rates and annual adjustments. (25 minutes)

 

Published March 6, 2019.

Database lists volunteer opportunities

Madison College partners with United Way of Dane County, UW-Madison and Edgewood College to operate the Volunteer Your Time database. This can be used as a resource to find volunteer opportunities throughout Dane County for the upcoming Seasons of Caring event and more.

"Seasons of Caring: Spring Into Action!" is a family-friendly volunteer opportunity that celebrates National Volunteer Week, Global Youth Service Day and Earth Day. People can volunteer individually, as a team with friends or with their whole family on Friday, April 12, or Saturday, April 13.

To sign up for a Seasons of Caring volunteer project, visit the Volunteer Your Time website.

Published March 4, 2019. Updated March 6, 2019.

Volunteers needed for youth fair

Volunteers are needed for the Latino Youth College and Career Fair, Thursday, March 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Truax. Those interested can sign up online. The sign up deadline is Monday, March 18. Those interested can also volunteer the day of the fair if openings are available. The fair will be located throughout the campus.

Published March 4, 2019.

Madison College to deploy modern intranet

Colleagues,

As Dr. Daniels shared his vision for the new Organizational Excellence work in his spring convocation message, 2019 is the year in which SharePoint becomes our foundation for collaboration, enabling us to fundamentally change the way we work with one another. 

The keystone to this will be Madison College’s first modern intranet, scheduled for release in December 2019. Far more than the collection of web links that currently comprise our MC Fac/Staff site, a modern intranet will be the singular starting point for all faculty and staff to manage their work, and will help to eliminate the confusion we currently experience by having multiple platforms for internal information sources. 

A custom tailored intranet will enhance college-wide communication and simplify inter-departmental collaboration by utilizing process workflow functionalities. Your user experience will be based on the role you have at Madison College, including your particular self-defined interests. This modern intranet will feature single sign on, an intelligent search function, seamless access to all MS Office platforms, mobile accessibility and will be fully ADA compliant.  

Next steps 

To ensure transparency and collecting feedback, we will be facilitating focus groups, distributing feedback surveys, conducting town halls and providing frequent communications in Matters. If you would like to be a contributing part of this process and/or join a focus group, please contact us via the Organizational Excellence email box.  We want and value your input! 

For those who have content on the MC Fac/Staff site, you can expect Wendy Franczak to reach out and assist with its migration to SharePoint. The SharePoint Team will physically migrate the content for you, teaching you how to maintain/update going forward. If you do not yet have a SharePoint site to host your content, the SharePoint Team will help you deploy one with minimal disruption, providing guidance, training and assistance throughout, both during and after the transition. In most cases,  current web authors will become new SharePoint authors.   

If you questions or feedback, or just want to see the current project status, please feel free to visit our Madison College Modern Intranet Project Site and share your comment(s) with us. 

Best regards,

Your Madison College SharePoint Intranet team

 

Published March 4, 2019. Updated March 18, 2019.

Madison College hosts Global Showcase

United Common Ground and the Center for International Education are hosting the 10th-annual Global Showcase. The showcase will take place Wednesday, March 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Room D1630. Some of this year’s acts include a mariachi band, Cambodian dancers and Japanese drumming. This free event is open to everyone and free food from around the world is provided. Those interested can register here

Published March 4, 2019.

Veterans resource fair, mobile museum coming to Truax

The Retention Initiative and Student Engagement program and Student Development and Retention Services brings Truax the Madison College VRS resource fair and “Reflections of Vietnam” mobile museum. Vietnam Veterans will be on campus to share the mobile museum’s artifacts along with their stories and history. All are welcome to attend and faculty are encouraged to inform students of this living history experience. The event takes place, Friday, March 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Truax, Room D1630. It coincides with National Vietnam War Veterans Day, March 29.

Published March 4, 2019.

CETL offers Connections presentation on 'the cloud'

Alan Natachu, Technology Training Coordinator with CETL, is giving a Connections presentation on the cloud. Natachu will reveal what the Cloud is, how it can be used at Madison College and the cloud’s benefits. The session will also introduce attendees to consumer cloud platforms such as, iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive and OneDrive for Business.​

The schedule and location of the Connections presentation are:

  • Friday, March 8.
  • 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Room B3230, Truax Main Building and as a live webcast

Published March 4, 2019. Updated March 6, 2019.

Nominations sought for Athletic Hall of Fame

The Madison College Athletic Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the Class of 2019, which will be inducted during the Madison College Athletic Banquet April 24.

The Madison College Athletic Hall of Fame honors outstanding athletes, coaches, and persons connected with the athletic department. Athletic alumni may nominate individuals for consideration by the Hall of Fame Association.

Please visit the Madison College Athletics site for more information.

Published March 1, 2019.

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