Open enrollment for Unum voluntary plans ends Dec. 31

There’s still time to elect Unum voluntary benefit plans for 2019.

The annual open enrollment period for 2019 health, dental, vision and flexible spending accounts ended on Thursday, Nov. 15. However, Madison College and Unum have agreed to extend the guaranteed issue open enrollment period for the Unum voluntary benefit plans until Monday, Dec. 31.

  • Full-time employees and administrators, part-time PSRPs, part-time faculty and casual employees (as well as their spouses and children) are eligible for these voluntary plans.
  • Employees may elect any or all of three new voluntary plans offered through Unum. These plans provide benefits in the case of critical illness and/or accidents, as well as a whole life insurance with a long-term care rider.
  • For more information and/or to enroll online, please go to EnrollVB is handling the enrollment for the Unum products.
  • Call EnrollVB with questions or for assistance with enrolling at 1-877-454-3001.
  • For more Unum informational flyers, visit the Madison College Benefits Unum webpage.

Unum will direct-bill for these plans so have a credit or debit card ready when you enroll. People can keep these plans even if they leave Madison College employment.

Please contact EnrollVB or HR Benefits at with questions.

Published December 5, 2018.

Fort Atkinson Campus to host blood drive Dec. 17

Madison College employees, students, and surrounding community members can give back this holiday season by donating blood. The Fort Atkinson Campus will host a BloodCenter of Wisconsin Blood Drive on Monday, Dec. 17 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  

The BloodCenter of Wisconsin is the sole provider of blood material for local health care in Jefferson County, including Fort Memorial Hospital.  

To make an appointment, call 877-232-4376 or visit Donors should bring a photo ID with their birth date listed on it along with them.



Published December 5, 2018.

Fusion Science Theater demonstration offered

A demonstration of Fusion Science Theater will be presented Friday, Dec. 7, at 2:30 p.m. in the studio theater, Room A2031. Fusion Science Theater is a science, technology, engineering, arts and math outreach program that employs the secrets of theater to engage young students in learning science.

If you're aware of a student interested in presenting FST shows to local school groups, ask them to contact the STEM Center to submit an application.



Published December 3, 2018. Updated December 5, 2018.

Submit Blackboard class merge requests

To receive a timely response from the Blackboard team, submit a helpdesk ticket immediately to request class merges for spring 2019. 

Published December 3, 2018. Updated December 7, 2018.

Bakery closes for semester Dec. 6

Madison College Bakery's last store day this semester is Thursday, Dec. 6. Hours of operation are:

  • Monday
    9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday
    9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    Noon - 2 p.m.
  • Thursday
    9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The baking and decorative arts students have prepared holiday cookie boxes, candies and other holiday baked items for sale. These items will sell quickly, so visit the bakery soon.


Published December 3, 2018.

UW-Stout representatives to visit campus

Representatives from the University of Wisconsin-Stout Career and Technical Education Programs will be at Madison College to meet with faculty and staff about their future educational opportunities and/or degree program plans Thursday, Dec. 6, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in CETL Room B2208A.

The University of Wisconsin-Stout has several options for technical college faculty and staff including:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Career and Technical Education and Training — a degree completion program
  • Master of Science in Career and Technical Education 
  • Educational Doctorate in Career and Technical Education







Published November 30, 2018.

Students can 'Shop the Closet' Dec. 3-21

The Center for International Education, Student Life and the Intercultural Exchange are hosting a "Shop the Closet" event Dec. 3-21.
Students can “Shop the Closet” for donated winter clothing, household items, and toiletries in the Intercultural Exchange closet during open hours. Items will be available for free to all Madison College students.
Faculty and staff are asked to spread the word to students about this event.
Please email the Intercultural Exchange with any questions.

Published November 30, 2018. Updated December 7, 2018.

Stress-Reduction Workshop to be offered Dec. 13

Madison College Therapeutic Massage students will offer a Stress-Reduction Workshop Thursday, Dec. 13, from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Truax Cafeteria Atrium.

Complimentary chair massages will be available, with sign-up beginning at 11:20 a.m. and massages offered on a first-come first-served basis. 

All are welcome to drop in to learn about stress-reduction strategies including yoga, herbal medicine, pet therapy and art therapy.

Published November 30, 2018.

What's on the menu?

Here's what the Atrium Cafe will be serving Dec. 3-7.

Monday: Oven-roasted turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable of the day, roll

Tuesday: Pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, Texas toast

Wednesday: Chicken tikka masala, jasmine rice, vegetable, naan

Thursday: Pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll

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

Published November 30, 2018. Updated December 7, 2018.

Students display their portfolios Dec. 4

Join in celebrating the portfolio work of 24 graduating Graphic Design and Illustration students and five Visual Communications students on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 4:30–7:30 p.m. in D1630 (behind the cafeteria). Video, sound, web, print and motion design will be on display. For a preview of the work, visit Congratulations to all 29 students in the show.

Published November 28, 2018. Updated November 30, 2018.