Lake Home and Cabin Show!

Looking to buy a mini cabin or a garden shed?

Madison College's Construction and Remodeling program will be featured at the Alliant Energy Center's Lake Home and Cabin Show this weekend.

Stop by and learn more about the program's Energy Star certified and "green-built" cabins. There are also a few garden sheds for sale.

Contact John Stephany at (608) 246-5273. 

Published January 20, 2010.

Do You Like Music?

The Musicians and DJ Club is looking for a Faculty or Staff Adviser. The purpose of the club is to have musicians or DJ's meet and learn from each other.

Contact Lori Erickson at (608) 246-6797.

Published January 19, 2010.

Kudos to Jason Verhelst!

Madison College's Sports Information Director Jason Verhelst has received a prestigious award.

Jason, as some of you know, is also the girl's swimming coach at Madison Memorial High School. He was just named the 2009 Central Sectional Coach of the Year! The central section includes Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Michigan.

Congratulations Jason!

Published January 15, 2010.

New Hires and Promotions

As part of our Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) efforts to improve communication, staff updates are being posted on Matters every month.  The following updates are for December 2009. Staff updates include administration, full-time faculty, full-time PSRP and part-time PSRP.

New Hires
Jana Hicks, Sign Language Interpreter  
Disability Resource Services

Douglas Holton, Associate Dean 
Human and Protective Services 

Kelly Davis, Full-time Clerical Technician 
East Region

Nancy Munter, Part-time Food Service Associate
Food Services 

Daroslava Martinovich, Part-time Enrollment Facilitator
Enrollment Center

Dena Constantineau, Full-time Senior Advisor
Retention and Student Services

Rodney Kohlhepp, Instructor – Auto Body

Peter Vlisides, Instructor – Travel/Recreation

James Moore, Instructor – Mathematics
Arts and Sciences

Gena Schachtschneider, Instructor – Nursing

Janice Van Keuren, Full-time Clerical Technician
Grants and Special Projects

For a complete list of past staff updates, log into Inside MATC. Staff Updates can be found within the Employee Resources box.

Published January 13, 2010.

Free Vision Screening Services

Did you know Optometric Technician program students perform free vision screenings on campus (with the supervision of an instructor)?

The screenings are available to students, faculty, staff, and family members.

They take about an hour and are available from January through April on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.

The screenings may include a glaucoma check, color vision, depth perception, and blood pressure testing. Sorry, an eyeglass prescription will not be issued following the screening.

Call (608) 246-6272.

Published January 13, 2010.

Need New Eyeglasses? We Can Help!

The Optometric Technician Program can help you pick out lenses and frames for dress, prescription sunglasses, and safety glasses.

If you're interested in ordering eyeglasses from the optical dispensary, please bring along a written, signed, and dated copy of your prescription (make sure it has not expired). Services are available to all current faculty, staff, and students, as well as Madison Area Technical College alumni members and retirees.

Hours of operation:
Thursday, 1-3 p.m. and Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
Optical Dispensary is located in Truax room 314.

Appointments are strongly encouraged.
Please call (608) 246-6272.

Published January 13, 2010.

Race for Good Taste!

Strap on your could be a winner in the Marketplace Rally!

Get a free entree and beverage from the station of your choice when you buy a drink and entree at all of the stations in the Truax Marketplace cafeteria.

Contact Tammy Manthe at (608) 243-4050.

Published January 11, 2010.

Backpack Sale!

The Madison College Bookstores are having a backpack sale!

Get 25 percent off all backpacks through January 16th.

Contact the Bookstore at (608) 246-6016.

Published January 11, 2010.

Losing for a Good Cause

There are not too many things that give you a 1000 percent return on your investment. Here's one!

Join the Madison College Wolfies as they seek to become a leaner pack through the Million Pound Challenge! For every pound lost, the Princeton Club and its sponsors will purchase ten pounds of food for local pantries…up to one million pounds of food for local food banks! You can select one of approximately 50 pantries as the “benefactor” of your “donation.” (The River Food Pantry, run by our IT instructor, Andy Czerkas and his wife, Jenny, is listed as an option.)

If you don’t need to lose weight but exercise regularly – your participation is welcome, too!  For every hour of exercise you undertake, the Princeton Club and its sponsors will purchase ten pounds of food for your efforts! 

Please note:
• Membership in the Princeton Club is NOT required
• Sign up as an individual member of our team
• Register under team Madison College Wolfies
• Offer good up to 2 pounds per week of weight loss for duration of program (21 weeks)
• Report your own weight loss/exercise time each Friday

Email Tina Ahedo or Cindi Rutten.





Published January 11, 2010.

Special Theater Ticket Prices!

The new professional theater company in Madison - Forward Theater - is offering Madison College staff and students a buy one, get one free deal for their current play, "Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them" (Isthmus review). 

This play is a smash-hit comedy straight from Broadway and has been getting rave reviews. To take advantage of this ticket discount deal, visit the Overture Center box office and mention the code "Butterfly Collection". Hurry, the special discount is only available through Sunday, January 10. Unfortunately, the ticket deal is not available online.

Contact the Overture Center box office at 866-820-4553.

Published January 7, 2010.