Web team to deploy college-wide updates

The web team in Technology Services will deploy updates to college-wide websites on Tuesday, Feb. 6. 

Content Freeze
Technology Services will implement a content freeze Feb 2-6. No content can go up on any sites including,,, and Matters. These sites will move to a new hosting environment. Any changes made at this time will be lost during the transition. 

Outlines of Instruction ( will have a new look and feel on Feb 6. Outlines will now be searchable by course name and number.

URL Change
The url for Calendars will change on Feb. 6 from to

If you have questions about these changes, contact the Help Desk


Published January 19, 2018.

Service Learning Academy registration now open

Spring semester Service Learning Academy registration is now open. The Service Learning Academy is a 10-week program that encourages students to volunteer at the same agency two hours per week for at least eight weeks. There are 17 agencies from throughout the district who have agreed to participate and provide learning experiences for students. Students are recognized by the President of the College if they successfully complete the Academy. Please encourage students to sign up.

If you require your students to complete volunteer service, please encourage them to participate in SLA and all of the searching is done for them. They simply have to volunteer.

If you would like more information, someone to visit your class or brochures to distribute, please contact Renee Alfano at 243-4539.

Published January 17, 2018. Updated January 19, 2018.

WolfPack Athletics online store holds flash sale

WolfPack fans can show their pride with a variety of clothing options offered through the WolfPack store. Now is the time to show your pride becuase the online store is holding a flash sale until February 1.

You can have items shipped or pick them up at the Madison College Athletic Department.


Published January 17, 2018. Updated January 19, 2018.

Technology Services migrates archived email.

Technology Services is imigrating Archived email currently stored in Dell Archive Manager to your Online Archive mailbox in Exchange Online. This migration will consolidate all of your email to one platform, Exchange Online.

Upon completion of the archived email migration, the college will achieve savings in excess of $60,000 per year in licensing costs.

What do I need to do after I receive this email?
No interaction on your part is required. A new mailbox named Online will appear prior to the migration of your archived email. You will see this mailbox near the bottom of your of your Outlook client under the left hand folder navigation.

All archived email is accessed by clicking the arrow next to the folder named ArchiveMgrMigration. Note: If you do not see email under the ArchiveMgrMigration folder, your archived email has not finished migrating to Office 365 or you do not have any email archived as of June 16, 2017.


Is Online Archive subject to the 7-year retention policy implemented at the college?
Yes. All email stored in Exchange Online will be subject to the college’s seven year retention policy.                              

Can I continue to use email during the migration?
Yes. No interruption of email service expected during the migration.     

Does search work with the Online Archive?
Yes. Search will find items in your Online Archive. If you wish to search for email in all mailboxes, including the Online Archive, select all mailboxes from the search drop down.
Example: Select All Mailboxes from the search drop down.

What happens to email previously stubbed in Outlook?
Archived email will now be contained in your Online Archive. Email previously stubbed in Outlook with a link to Archive Manager will now be available in its original form in your Online Archive. The deletion of stubbed emails in your inbox will occur during phase two after your archived email is migrated to your Online Archive.

Is previously archived email available in Outlook Web Access (OWA)?
Yes. Archived email is available in OWA under the Archive365 found in the left side navigation in OWA.

Questions? Contact Help Desk or call 246-6666.

Published January 17, 2018.

Fort Atkinson campus hosts blood drive

Madison College will host a Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fort Atkinson campus, Room 157.

Right now, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood donors. Busy holiday schedules, winter weather and illness have led to a winter blood donation shortage.

To make an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit Donors should eat a healthy meal and drink an extra 16 oz. of water or fluids before the donation. Bring a photo ID, your blood donor card, or two other forms of ID.

Every two seconds someone in America gets a blood transfusion. Five million patients will need blood this year.



Published January 17, 2018.

Facilities Master Plan team reports on progress

A team of administrators, faculty and students, is anticipating how work and education will change in the next 10 years to create a Facilities Master Plan to allow the college to achieve the best outcomes. The plan will address all owned and leased buildings and grounds across the district.

Currently, the team is analyzing results of a staff and faculty survey about how their work is changing. In many workplaces, there is more mobility, work processes are more complex and work relationships have changed. Technology is also changing the way individuals work and collaborate with each other and the way higher education courses are conducted.

“Organizations are shifting from a focus on operational efficiency to a focus on intellectual effectiveness,” said Mike Bahr, principle research architect, Evidence Based Associates. Bahr gave presentation during the Spring Convocation.

Once the survey information has been compiled, the team will consider the updated Academic Plan, Student Services Plan and enrollment projections before they prioritize projects. Then they will create and evaluate options and communicate those with a Facilities Master Plan District Board Task Force.

A draft plan will be shared with college stakeholders including the District Board near the end of the spring semester. It is anticipated that the final plan will be presented to the District Board in the fall. 

Published January 12, 2018. Updated January 17, 2018.

Academic Advancement, Welding receive first innovation grants

The Innovation/Research Project team has awarded the first grants to the School of Academic Advancement and Welding program.

First, a team led by Janice Mettauer submitted a proposal to re-imagine Developmental Education by creating a collegewide sustainable technical and occupational cluster bridge model. Their new plan includes contextualized curriculum and comprehensive student engagement, and will replace the traditional developmental education model. It will increase student success and completion in many areas of the college. Congratulations to Janice Mettauer, Chris Vandall, Kevin Foley and Cindy Dallmann for their work on this new initiative. 

The second innovation grant has been awarded to the Welding program. Congratulations to Anton Stute, Ben Newcomb, Roger Bratberg and Peter Dettmer. This team is investigating the feasibility of integrating emerging robotics technology into the current welding curriculum to keep up with today’s industry advancements.

Do you have an exciting new idea, method or product development idea? Are you looking for funding to support your project? Wondering if your idea is feasible? Submit your proposal via SharePoint.

Published January 12, 2018. Updated January 17, 2018.

WTCS to host Collaborative College Connections Conference

Collaborative College Connections (C3) Conference is a premier professional development opportunity for staff of the Wisconsin Technical College System. The conference has industry-leading keynote speakers, a business panel, a student ambassador panel and over 30 sessions highlighting the innovative work at Wisconsin’s Technical Colleges.

C3 will be at Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells, February 1-2, with an optional pre-conference session about Credit for Prior Learning January 31.

The cost to register for all three days is $166. Or the main two-day C3 conference is $125. More pricing options available on C3 website.

Featured Speakers:

Meg Daly

Meg Daly - Rise and Thrive
Daly inspires audiences to go beyond, try new things and make new connections. “Be strong in yourself and you will motivate others to do the same.”

Pam McCauley

Pam McCauley - STEM Education
McCauley will highlight the importance of innovation and STEM education, and how to pursue educational and career goals successfully.

For more information or questions about this event please contact Carrie Morgan or Morgan Zimmer.

Published January 10, 2018.

Student Life seeks spring greeters

Student Life is looking for volunteers to assist incoming students Tuesday, Jan. 16, and Wednesday, Jan. 17.

In the past, incoming students have expressed their gratitude to those who have worked as greeters to answer questions and get students to where they need to go. If you are available and willing to assist, please sign up on the Google Docs spreadsheet (note: link will not open in Internet Explorer).

Questions? Contact Brenda Farrell or call ext. 4164.

Published January 10, 2018. Updated January 19, 2018.

‘Paws and Effect’ show opens in Truax Gallery

Visit the Gallery at Truax to view beautiful candid pet portraiture featuring cats, dogs, horses, goats, cows, guinea pigs and mice. The animals in this show were residents of the Madison College Veterinary Technician program during the Fall 2017 semester. 

The Veterinary Technician and Photography programs collaborated on this show to raise awareness about the college’s pet adoption partnerships with area humane societies.

The show runs Jan. 9 through Wednesday, Feb. 28. A reception will be held Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 2-4 p.m.

For current hours visit the Gallery’s webpage. 

Published January 10, 2018.