3D Printing Badge workshops announced

Students, faculty, staff and community members have the opportunity to learn about and experience 3D printing while earning a Fusion Deposition Modeling badge (FDM) in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Center (STEM) at Madison College. FDM is the most widely used process for 3D printing.

The workshop teaches participants about applications and uses for 3D printing as well as the basics of producing a printable model. Participants get hands-on training with the opportunity to print an object of their own design. Over 80 participants have earned the Level 1 FDM badge. Register now for an upcoming session. The first workshop is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 16 2-4:30 p.m. at Truax.

Published September 9, 2019.

Madison College Libraries announce Start Strong Week

The Madison College Libraries and Student Achievement Centers (SAC) are excited to announce Start Strong Week. All students are invited to join in this week-long kickoff event.  

Start Strong Week will be celebrated Monday, Sept. 9 through Friday, Sept. 13 and will include the following: 

  • Mobile Monday: Stop by campus library and ask about the computer help services available, including the new Wi-Fi hotspots and Chromebooks, which can be checked out for seven days. The staff can also help getting set up with technology such as student account, student email, BlackBoard, Wi-Fi access and more. 
  • Tip Sheet Tuesday: The Student Achievement Centers will have a variety of helpful tip sheets available. These tip sheets cover general study skills, math, chemistry and more. 
  • Wednesday: Stop in for a free snack. Available in the library from 9-11 a.m. and the SAC from 1:30-3:30 p.m. 
  • Tutor Thursday: Free tutoring is available in the Student Achievement Center. Stop by the campus SAC to see which tutors will be available this semester. 
  • Follow Friday: Follow Madison College Libraries and Student Achievement Centers on social media for more updates and help throughout the semester. Check out our webpages for links.  

Published September 9, 2019.

Introducing the Everyday Leadership training program

Everyone can be a leader in everyday situations. To be an effective leader and make an impact, you don't have to have a certain title or job role. Madison College is proud to offer Everyday Leadership, our own personal development program that focuses on the idea that leadership is a mindset, not a title.   

All full-time employees of Madison College (PSRP, administrators and faculty) are eligible to participate. Manager approval is needed and there is a maximum of 16 people per kick start and Strengths Finder session (each offered 3 times/year). 

The program uses a blended learning approach, with a mix of in-person and online training opportunities. You can fit courses into your schedule, as long as the entire program is completed within two years.  

The total number of hours required to participate in is approximately 45 hours. The requirements include a kick-start session, Strengths Finder training, workshops/coursework and sharing sessions with other program participants.  

For more information, registration details, and access to the approval form, please visit the Everyday Leadership site. This site will be updated regularly as more course details become available. 


Published September 6, 2019. Updated September 9, 2019.

Help Student Life serve food

Student Life needs help serving food at the following event:    

  • The Campus Fun Day event is Wednesday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Goodman South Campus. 
  • Those interested can sign up online.


Published September 6, 2019. Updated September 13, 2019.

Employers visit Truax

Career and Employment Services is announcing upcoming employer visits. Representatives from each organization will be located in the Atrium Café to answer questions and share more information.

  • Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells – Monday, Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Festival Foods – Tuesday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • United Cerebral Palsy – Wednesday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Wisconsin Army National Guard – Thursday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-noon

Published September 6, 2019.

Register now for Process Improvement training

All staff, faculty and administrators are invited to register for fall’s Process Improvement Applied Training Series at Truax.

The training series offers an introduction and application of continuous improvement concepts and Lean tools. The goal is to empower employees with tools and techniques to improve how work is accomplished at Madison College.

Participants will apply concepts to actual projects and see real results. Help will be provided from selecting a proper project to individual coaching throughout the project life cycle. Support is available after the training is done. More details can be found here

Once registered, a short pre-work PowerPoint will be sent out. A meeting is also required before the training, between the facilitator and the participant’s supervisor to pick a project. The training series is facilitated by Dan Stapleton.

Go to Madison College Learn to register. The registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 3.

The training series is seven sessions, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.–11, on the following dates: 

  • Oct. 9
  • Oct. 16
  • Oct. 23
  • Off Week
  • Nov. 6
  • Nov. 13
  • Nov. 20
  • Nov. 27
  • Dec. 04 (Graduation)

Published September 6, 2019.

Employees invited to join interactive discussion

Join students Tuesday, Sept. 17, for an interactive discussion on the history and relevance of the U.S. Constitution for National Constitution Day. The discussion will be led by Dr. Maurice Sheppard from 12-1 p.m. in the Truax Intercultural Exchange, Room C1430. Free lunch included.

Published September 6, 2019.

Professional Development invites new employees

First Fridays continue the college’s orientation for new employees through their first months on the job. The first session is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13.

Madison College Professional Development invites all recently hired full-time and part-time employees as well as employees who started last year but missed some of the First Friday offerings. Casual and student workers do not attend New Employee Orientation or First Fridays. 

This year employees must register for each First Friday through Madison College Learn with the goal of having a better count of participants. Click here for information about the full schedule.


Published September 6, 2019. Updated September 9, 2019.

September 11 luncheon being held

To honor 9/11 victims, survivors and those who rose up to serve in response to the attacks, a luncheon is being held Wednesday. The event offers a free cafeteria-style lunch and UWPD Chief of Police Kristen Roman will speak. The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Fire Bay. Chief Roman will speak at 12:15 p.m.   

Contact the Volunteer Center with questions.


Published September 4, 2019. Updated September 6, 2019.

Applications for full-time faculty sabbaticals open

The program was launched this past spring, with our first sabbatical being awarded to English Instructor Marty Richards for spring 2020. 
Applications are currently being accepted for sabbaticals that will take place in fall 2020. The deadline to apply is Oct. 1,
The program is overseen by Sarah Fritz, Dean of Faculty. More information, along with the application, can be found on the Dean of Faculty SharePoint site: FT Faculty Sabbaticals.


Published September 4, 2019.