Matters is moving to the new modern Intranet in SharePoint. The Matters site will no longer be accessible after 12/19/19.

Please contact Kristin Polywacz with any questions.

Thanksgiving closure announced

All Madison College campuses and district buildings will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28-Sunday, Dec. 1in observance of Thanksgiving. Classes and services will resume on Monday, Dec. 2.

In the meantime, students may find helpful information at the college's website. Access to registration, to-do list, payment and other resources are available online 24/7 to students in their myMadisonCollege student account.

Published November 20, 2019.

UW-Platteville tour offered on Thursday, Nov. 21

All students are invited to visit UW-Platteville this Thursday, Nov 21. Transportation and lunch will be provided.

You'll take a comprehensive tour of the campus, including but not limited to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math facilities, student services and residence halls. Students and faculty will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on various programs.

Meet in the STEM Center on Thursday, Nov. 21, Room E1861 by 8:50 a.m. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. from Truax and will return between 3:30-4 p.m.

Sign up is encouraged but not required.  

If you have any questions, please email Chuck Benton.

Published November 18, 2019. Updated November 20, 2019.

Career and Employment Services seeks help from employees

November is recognized as National Career Development Month by the National Career Development Association (NCDA). Career and Employment Services (CES) is proud to support this initiative by promoting career awareness and resources available to faculty, staff and students.

CES will be hosting a Career Development Information Table for students on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., in Room D1624 (across from the cafeteria). During this time, there will be interactive games, drop-in career advising, career development resources and popcorn. Please encourage students to visit.

We encourage you to check out our career development resources on the Career and Employment Services SharePoint Site. This is where you will find information on how to partner with us on classroom presentations, student job/internship opportunities and online career planning tools and resources. 


Published November 18, 2019.

Bakery extends Thanksgiving sale

The Bakery is extending the opportunity to place orders for their Thanksgiving quick bread, dinner roll, pie, and gourmet cupcake sale until Tuesday, Nov. 19. Orders can be placed during regular bakery hours.

Order forms are available in front of The Bakery and at the counter during business hours. The Bakery is located on the first floor of Truax, around the corner from the Atrium Café.

The Bakery’s regular business hours are:

  • Monday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, noon-2 p.m.

Published November 15, 2019. Updated November 18, 2019.

Adoptable furry friends still available

The Veterinary Technician Program still has members of the furry faculty that are looking for forever homes. Cats, dogs, hamsters, rats, rabbits and mice are all available for adoption. Visit the program area Wednesday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., to find the perfect furry friend.


Published November 15, 2019.

Begin the holidays with "Little Women"

Madison College’s Performing Arts department ushers in its holiday season with “Little Women the Broadway Musical.” The show will run for one weekend, Friday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Nov. 24, Truax.

Directed by Robin Fonfara, with music direction by Erin McConnell and Evan Lange, Madison College is thrilled to present such a beloved tale. “Little Women” tells the story of four young women growing up during the American Civil War. Told through the universal language of music, the story is rife with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. The musical interpretation was brought to life by Playwright Allan Knee with lyrics and music by Mindi Dickstein and Jason Howland.

The Madison College Theatre Department works to engage students and the surrounding Madison community through educational programming and entertaining performances. Showing three theatre productions each year, the college stages and presents plays in the comic, dramatic and classical genres. The department is also dedicated to the educational facet of theater. The college provides workshops, field trips and outreach programs with local and regional theaters.

Listed below is the schedule and ticket information:

Friday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Nov. 24
Friday and Saturday the show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday the show begins at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $11-$16 for general audience, groups and seniors

Tickets can be purchased online    

The performance will be in Studio Theater, Room A2031, second floor, Truax 

Contact the Mitby Theater at 608.243.4000 with questions

Published November 15, 2019.

PSRP holds bag lunch

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 243 Paraprofessionals and School-Related Personnel (PSRP) brown bag lunch will be Monday, Dec. 2, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Truax, Room C2406.

Come join your fellow PSRP to find out what AFT Local 243 is working on and share your interests. All PSRP and other interested employees are invited to attend.

Published November 15, 2019.

Students invited to "Changing the Narrative"

The Intercultural Exchange will host the third annual, “Changing the Narrative” conference. The event is Friday, Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Intercultural Exchange, Room C1430, Truax.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Courtney Luedke from UW-Whitewater. Luedke will discuss creating, building and demanding an equitable experience in college. There will also be an afternoon panel that includes:

  • Masood Aktar
  • Baraboo Mayor Mike Palm
  • Baraboo School District Administrator Lori Mueller

The panel will discuss how “We Are Many” helped Baraboo respond to the Nazi salute photo incident.

Registration is now open.

Students can RSVP here. Employees are welcome to attend.

Contact the Intercultural Exchange with questions.

Published November 15, 2019.

What's on the menu?

Here's what the Atrium Cafe will be serving the week of Nov. 18:

Monday: Beef burritos, rice, black beans.

Tuesday: Chicken parmesan, penne pasta, vegetable, garlic bread.

Wednesday: Beef and broccoli stir fry, Jasmine rice and fortune cookie.

Thursday: BBQ chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, roll.

Friday: Beer battered cod, fries, cole slaw, roll.

Published November 15, 2019.

International Education Week events announced

Join the Center for International Education (CIE) and the Intercultural Exchange as the campus celebrates International Education Week at Truax from November 18-22. Events include: language games and activities, international coffee and tea, study abroad tabling, international games and social hour, Japanese drumming, We Are Many United Against Hate leadership panel and more.

Don't forget to stop by the student bakery and cafeteria to sample international treats and cuisines. All events are open to everyone and will be held in the Intercultural Exchange (C1430).

International Education Week is sponsored by CIE with support from the Intercultural Exchange, United Common Ground, Okami Taiko, Cultural Connect and the World Languages Department.

Events schedule:

  • Monday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Free coffee and tea with Just Coffee Cooperative.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Study abroad information table.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Okami Taiko Japanese drumming performance.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Spanish Language Immersion in Costa Rica info session.

  • Thursday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Language Learning Games with World Languages department.

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Changing the Narrative Conference. RSVP here.
  • Friday, Nov. 22,1-2:30 p.m.: We Are Many United Against Hate panel discussion (open to the public)
  • Friday, Nov. 22, 4:30-7 p.m.: International games and social hour.


Published November 15, 2019.