Stop the Bleeding training held March 13

Human & Protective Services is offering a free Stop the Bleed training to students, staff and faculty. The training is being held March 13, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Room 148, in the Protective Services building.

Pre-registration is required.

Published March 1, 2019. Updated March 8, 2019.

What's for lunch?

Here's what's on the menu at the Atrium Cafe for the week of March 4-8.

Monday: Beef burritos, rice, black beans

Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan, penne pasta, vegetable, garlic bread 

Wednesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll 

Thursday: Barbecue chicken, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Roll

Friday: Beer-battered cod, fries, coleslaw, roll

Published March 1, 2019. Updated March 8, 2019.

Wolfie's Wellness Bags help students in need

Faculty and staff are asked to help spread the word about a new program called Wolfie's Wellness Bags being offered this semester.

Wolfie's Wellness Bags is a multidisciplinary approach to help students who meet eligibility requirements learn how to shop for and cook healthy, affordable meals.

If a student experiences an unforeseen financial expense, emergency funding of up to $500 may be available. An unforeseen expense is considered one that, if not resolved quickly, could lead to the student’s temporary or permanent departure from the college. 

The nutrition education program includes an interactive shopping video, nutrition bag of $20 easy meal prep food items, budget friendly recipes and a cookbook, Food Security Resource packet and most importantly individualized nutrition counseling. 

The program is designed to "bridge the gap" for Madison College students receiving financial challenges support and learning to prepare healthy and affordable meals on a budget. To apply, students must complete the online financial challenges form. Form results are sent to the emergency funding processor and the student is notified within 24 hours. This program is in partnership with the Financial Aid Department and Student Health Education.

Contact the Financial Aid Office with questions at 608.246.6170.  

Published March 1, 2019.

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Contact the help desk with questions at 608.246.6666.

Published March 1, 2019.

Sign up now for Process Improvement Training

Madison College employees can register now for the Process Improvement Applied Training Series - Spring 2019 at the Truax Campus. The series is facilitated by Kristin Polywacz and Dan Stapleton. 

  • The series is open to all staff, faculty and administrators.
  • Participants will receive a short pre-work PowerPoint after they register.
  • A meeting is required before the training with the facilitator and the participant's supervisor to choose a project.

Training (six sessions in series) will be held on Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. on the following dates:

  • March 26
  • April 2
  • April 9
  • April 23
  • April 30
  • May 7
  • May 9: graduation

The registration deadline is March 12. 

This is an introduction to and application of continuous improvement concepts and Lean tools. 

Past participants have said, “This was extremely relevant to my work” and “It was fun!” 

Participants will apply concepts to an actual project and see real results. Help will be provided — from selecting an appropriate project to individual coaching throughout the project life cycle (even after the training is completed). More details can be found here

Go to Madison College Learn to register.

The goal is to empower employees with tools and techniques to improve how we accomplish our work at Madison College. We are seeing fantastic progress on our college’s processes by our past participants!

Published February 27, 2019.

College employees invited to Madison lakes presentation

The Madison College Retiree Association invites faculty and staff to a presentation by John Reimer on Madison Lakes. Reimer comes from the DNR's Department of Dane County Land & Water Resources.

The details of the event include:

  • The presentation is being held Monday, March 4, Room 215 in the Protective Services Center. 
  • Attendees can enjoy coffee and conversation from 9 a.m.-9:40 a.m.
  • The presentation begins at 9:40 a.m.
  • Those interested are requested to RSVP.

Published February 27, 2019.

New video highlights Honors Program

The Madison College Honors Program is a collegewide, project-based program. Qualified students work with an honors supervising faculty member over the course of a semester to develop an honors project within the faculty member’s discipline. 

A new Honors Program video showcasing honors students is now ready for viewing on the Honors Program page.


Madison College Honors Program

Published February 27, 2019.

Emergency funding available for students

For students struggling with a significant financial emergency, funding is available. To apply, students must complete the online financial challenges form. Form results are sent to the emergency funding processor and the student is notified within 24 hours. Up to $500 may be available.

Contact the Financial Aid Office with questions at 608.246.6170.  

Published February 27, 2019. Updated March 1, 2019.

Nominate graduates for exceptional service

It is time to recognize 2019 spring graduating students for exceptional service (non-academic) to Madison College as well as to their fellow students. This recognition includes a special designation in the program and a Special Service Award gold cord to wear at graduation.

Please click on the following link to recognize a student:

Published February 27, 2019.

Nominate a graduate speaker for Spring Commencement

Madison College employees are encouraged to submit nominations for a graduate speaker at the 2019 Spring Commencement. The deadline to nominate a student is Friday, March 29. The Spring Commencement is being held Friday, May 17. 

Published February 27, 2019.