Announcements

Dr. Daniels cancels open office hours

Dr. Daniels has canceled his open office hours for Tuesday, Nov. 7. His next open office hours is Tuesday, Dec. 5. Discussion will be open to any business related to Madison College. 

Published October 16, 2017.

Tech Services begin email deletion Oct. 22

Technology Services will be deleting all emails that are more than 7 years old beginning Sunday, Oct. 22. The deletion is based on the 7-year email retention period that has been adopted by Madison College and will eliminate approximately 30 million emails in the environment.

Once that deletion is complete, Technology Services will be moving all archived email messages that are less than or equal to 7 years old into each person’s Office 365 email box. To easily identify those archived emails, a new folder will be created titled “ArchiveMgrMigration” with subfolders beneath it. No action is needed on your part. Items in this folder will be automatically deleted once they are more than seven years old.

Prior to Oct. 22, please check the archived emails to see if you want to keep anything important. The attached quick tips document has been created to help you find and save your old emails.

Please direct any questions or issues to the Help Desk at 608-246-6666 or by email.

Published October 16, 2017. Updated October 18, 2017.

Students offer Car Care Clinic Oct. 28

The annual Car Care Clinic will be held Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Truax Campus. Enter the north side of the building and look for signs leading to the Center Court.

Automotive students and instructors will be checking belts, hoses and other key items—plus topping off any needed fluids. Owners will be notified of any car problems but no repair work will be done at the clinic.
 
Those attending the clinic are asked to donate a non-perishable food item for the student food pantry.

Published October 13, 2017.

Registration open for IRE Training Series.

Register to attend the IRE Research and Data Training sessions to learn about many of the college’s data indicators. 

Fundamentals of Research - Module 1

Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Truax Campus from 9-11 a.m.

This course will focus on understanding classification of data variables (e.g. creating measurable research questions, qualitative/quantitative, independent/dependent variables, etc.). Participants will learn and be able to apply the steps in the research process in order to make sound decisions, grounded in data.

Data 101- Intro to Cognos - Module 2

Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Truax Campus from 9-11 a.m.

In this session you will learn about many of the College’s data indicators, followed by an introduction to Cognos to include: Executive Dashboard, Program Workspace and an overview of data cubes. This session is great for new Cognos users.

Sign up for the sessions in Thrive

Published October 13, 2017.

Spring 2018 registration changes announced

Over the last few semesters, the college has witnessed a continued change in student behavior. When students plan for upcoming terms, they register later and later each semester. As a result, academic and support services are stretched, and the students are at greater risk of stopping out. Their overall enrollment experience is impacted.

To address this trend, students will now receive an enrollment window with a start date and an end date. For program students, registration ends on November 13. See below for what the dates will look like:

Oct 23: Priority registration begins for special populations such as veterans, TRiO students, and other identified scheduled groups

Oct 30-Nov 13: Continuing program students with 45 or more Madison College credits

Oct 31-Nov 13: Continuing program students with 15 or more Madison College credits

Nov 1- Nov 13: Remaining continuing program students with one or more Madison College credits

Nov 1: Continuing education registration begins

Nov 14-Nov 22: New program students and continuing undeclared registration begins

Nov 28: Youth options registration begins

Nov 29: Open enrollment (public) degree-credit begins

If students miss their window, they may still register during open registration. However, all messaging will encourage them to register during “their time.”

Additional resources will also be available during these registration windows. More information is coming soon.

Feel free to contact Lori Sebranek with any questions. 

Published October 13, 2017.

Electric vehicle charging stations scheduled for update

Madison Gas and Electric will be upgrading the current electric vehicle charging stations at the east end of the main Truax Campus near the dog excersise area.

Work to replace the charging stations will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

The planned upgrade will replace the level one chargers with level two chargers that are faster and more efficient.

The four charging stalls are marked with green paint on the ground and signs for easy recognition and are available to staff and students.

 

 

Published October 13, 2017.

WolfPack Techies reopening

If you have a personal computer or tablet that is just not working right, bring it in to the WolfPack Techies, located in Room C2445. 

Their hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9-11 a.m.

This free service is available to all current students and employees of Madison College. Check out the Techies’ newly designed website for more information.

Questions? Contact the WolfPack Techies at 608-246-6805. 

Published October 13, 2017.

Members sought for Youth College and Career Fairs committee

Lucía Nuñez, vice president for Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement, in partnership with Student Life, is currently recruiting committee members for the Youth College and Career Fairs hosted by the college each spring. The initial meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 26, from 9-10 a.m. in the Intercultural Exchange at the Truax Campus.

The Youth Career and College Fairs (YCCF) are three separate fairs that are planned for high school students of color to provide an opportunity for career exploration and to encourage students to pursue a college education.

The dates for the fairs this year are:

  • Asian Youth Career and College Fair - January 26
  • African American Career and College Fair - February 16
  • Latino/a Career and College Fair - March 15

If you are interested but unable to attend this meeting, please email Vicki Weber.

Published October 13, 2017.

Kate Jochimsen named human resources business partner

Kate Jochimsen started with Madison College as an human resources business partner on October 2. She comes to Madison College from the Wisconsin Historical Society where she served as the HR director since 2013.

Prior to her time at the Historical Society, she worked as a senior HR specialist at the Department of Justice.

Jochimsen holds a Master's of Business Administration from UW Madison. She lives in Madison with her husband and daughter. Please stop by Room E1861 to welcome her.

 

Published October 11, 2017.

Recognize a student for exceptional service

The deadline to recognize a 2017 midyear graduating student for exceptional service (non-academic) to Madison College and their fellow students is Friday, Nov. 17.

This recognition includes a special designation in the program, a Special Service Award gold chord to wear at graduation and a certificate to be mailed with the graduate's diploma.

Questions? Please contact Student Life Administrative Coordinator Brenda Farrell

Published October 11, 2017.

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