New Hires and Promotions

As part of our Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) efforts to improve communication, staff updates are now being posted on MATC Matters every month. Here's the latest staff update.

New Hires:
Helen Holden, Part-time Laboratory Specialist – Biological Sciences
Arts and Sciences

Rachelle Scalzo, Part-time Clerical Assistant
Marketing and Enrollment Development

Kathy Wahl, Full-time Clerical Technician
Human Resources

James Ackerman, Full-time Clerical Technician
Human Resources

Kirsten Holdwick, Program Specialist
Arts and Sciences

Bret Johnston, Grants Coordinator
College Preparedness and Academic Advising

Melissa Jungwirth, Graphics Designer
Marketing and Enrollment Development

Claire Rasmussen, Library Services Planner

Janneke Baske, Printing and Publishing Instructor
Applied Arts

Rodney Byers, Associate Director
Technology Infrastructure

Timothy Jacobson, New Student Recruiter
Marketing and Enrollment Development

For a complete list of past staff updates go to Inside MATC. Staff Updates can be found in the Employee Resources box.

Published August 11, 2009.

Get Fit and Have Fun!

Here's a way to get fit and have fun!

The Truax and Downtown Fitness, Health and Recreation Centers will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18 through Friday, August 21 so you can purchase memberships, lockers, and get in a quick workout (the pool will not be available this week).

The fitness centers will also be offering a FREE TRIAL from August 24 through September 8 for all staff/faculty members who would like to try out the facilities. Workout on cardio equipment with TV's or try a Zumba class. This is a perfect time to try something new!

Become a member between August 17 and September 12, and pay $75 per semester and just $25 for Summer 2010 (must register for the entire school year or calendar year for discount). Also, don't forget to check out your insurance reimbursement.

Contact the Fitness Center at (608) 246-6093.

Published August 5, 2009.

Outlook Drop-In Sessions

Still have questions about Outlook? Here's your chance to get some answers.

The Outlook migration team is holding drop-in sessions in room 220A at the Truax campus.

Migration team members will be available to answer your Outlook questions or help you learn how to use the system more efficiently. Here are the remaining dates and times: 

Tuesday, August 25...10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday August 26...9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Contact Paula Hollenbeck at (608) 246-6145.

Published August 4, 2009.

WolfPack Welcome Sign-up

WolfPack Welcome (formerly New Student Daze) is scheduled for the following dates/times:

August 10...Watertown...2 to 6 p.m.
August 11...Portage...2 to 6 p.m.
August 12...Reedsburg...2 to 6 p.m.
August 13...Fort Atkinson...2 to 6 p.m.
August 19...DTEC...10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 20...Truax...10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
August 21...Truax...10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Student Life Office is helping to coordinate this campus-wide event. If your department/organization/club would like an information table, please contact Susana Valtierra (608-246-6495) by Monday, August 10 to reserve your table.

Also, Student Life needs volunteers for the WolfPack Welcome. There are two-hour shifts available at the Truax and DTEC campuses. Please call Student Life (608-246-6228) to schedule your shift.

Published August 4, 2009.

MATC Salon Sale and Newsletter!

MATC's Barber and Cosmetology Salon is having a big sale!

Get 20 percent off retail products and styling tools (while supplies last). Just a reminder...the salon will be closed August 10-21 for semester break. It will reopen on August 24.

Meanwhile, here's the August SalonBizz newsletter.

Call (608) 258-2404

Published August 4, 2009.

Take the Kids to Aladdin!

Here's a participation play the whole family will love!

MATC's Performing Arts Department presents Moses Goldberg's Aladdin. The play is especially recommended for kids 4 to 10 as they get to help Aladdin defeat the Evil Magician!

Performance Times/Dates:
11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9
Studio Theater (Room 206)
MATC Truax campus

$7 each or 4 for $20
All seats are general admission
Tickets available at the Truax Welcome Center
(608) 243-4741


Published July 21, 2009.

TV's Top Chef Helping MATC Students

The season four winner of Bravo’s Top Chef television show is cooking a four-course meal to help fund student scholarships through Madison Area Technical College’s Smart Future Campaign.

Stephanie Izard will join award-winning Madison Club Executive Chef Daniel Fox on Sunday, June 14 for “Dining for a Difference.” The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Madison Club with a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner follows at 6 p.m. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by calling the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861.

The Smart Future Campaign expands student access to MATC through increased scholarships for tuition, books and other expenses. The campaign also supports student success by aligning course work with professional and career goals.                     

MATC provides "real world smart" education as one of 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System. It serves 12 south-central Wisconsin counties through a comprehensive curriculum of technical, liberal arts and science, adult basic education and life enrichment studies and activities, as well as customized employee training. MATC offers associate degrees, vocational diplomas and certificates and non-degree courses in more than 140 programs through five campuses and numerous community locations.

Published January 22, 2009.

Join Weight Watchers!

Get started on the right foot this New Year!

Find out if Weight Watchers is right for you at an informational meeting following Convocation on Tuesday, January 5. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. in room 274 AB. The new series of Weight Watchers at Work will be beginning January 12.

Visit the Employee Wellness Website for more details!

ContactCindi Rutten at 608-243-4133.

Published January 4, 2009.