Matters is moving to the new modern Intranet in SharePoint. The Matters site will no longer be accessible after 12/19/19.

Please contact Kristin Polywacz with any questions.

Cadre comes to Truax

Career and Employment Services is announcing an upcoming employer visit. Please stop by their table in Truax’s Atrium Café to learn more about their career opportunities. Representatives will be available to answer questions.

Employer visit:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, Cadre, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Published November 11, 2019.

Ice cream and free throws change lives

The Combined Charitable Campaign will hold two events at Truax for, Give Thanks Day.

Scoops of ice cream are being served to help create change in the lives of others. The “Scoops for Change” event lets employees give as much as they would like for their scoop(s).

The event is Tuesday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the gym concession stand.

The “Free Throw Bonanza” event gives employees the chance to show off their basketball skills and possibly win some cash. Employees will also support others in need. If not you, encourage somebody you know with mad skills at the free-throw line.

It is $3 per shot or $10 for four shots. For every basket, your name is entered in the drawing.

Basketball not your thing? The Athletics Office is accepting donations for the prize pot and for the campaign, prior to Tuesday, Nov. 19. If you would like to contribute, please feel free to drop off your donation to their office or to Jennie May, Jen Zarrinam.

The event is Tuesday, Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Truax gym. 

Don’t forget, employees get a gift of appreciation by donating at “Scoops for Change” or on Wednesdays at Truax’s Atrium Café.

The details for the appreciation gift are below:

  • Donate $5-9 , receive a cork coaster
  • Donate $10-19, receive a water bottle
  • Donate $20-29, receive a soup/coffee mug
  • Donate $30 or more, receive your choice of winter hat

Published November 11, 2019. Updated December 2, 2019.

Help unregistered students

Faculty are invited to attend a drop-in session to learn more about continuing program student registration. Participants can learn how to identify and assist students who have not yet enrolled for Spring 2020. At these sessions Lori McRoberts will teach faculty how to use the Continuing Student Workcenter in PeopleSoft to find their unregistered students. Tegan Stark will also be available to go over the registration toolkit designed for faculty and staff.

The drop-in sessions schedule is listed below:

  • Monday, Nov. 11, 3-4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 12, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Room A1003, Truax Gateway

If unable to attend, contact Lori McRoberts or Tegan Stark.

Published November 8, 2019.

The Santa's Wish List Giving Tree is now open

The Santa's Wish List Giving Tree is now open. Help bring joy to the children of Madison College students this season. 

Steps below:    

  • Step 1: Visit the Student Life Office at Truax (B1260) or Goodman South (109). Pick one or more ornaments with children's holiday wishes from the Giving Tree. Go to the Student Life office and register your name with the front desk to sponsor that child's gifts.
  • Step 2: Shop for your gift donations.
  • Step 3: Return your unwrapped gift donation to the Student Life office by Friday, Nov. 22. 


No time to shop? Stop by and make a tax-deductible monetary donation to help purchase gifts that are not donated.

For questions, please email the Volunteer Center

Published November 8, 2019.

Donations needed for "Back to Basics" event

The Intercultural Exchange and Cupboard Food Pantry are collecting donations of personal care supplies for the upcoming “Back to Basics” event.

Starting Monday, Nov. 25-Friday, Dec. 13, free “Back to Basics” gift bags will be available to all students.

The new and unopened personal care items needed are:

  • Soap
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Hygiene products
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Facial wash
  • Lotion
  • Shaving cream
  • Chapstick
  • Sunscreen

Locations and donation drop-off times are listed below:

The Cupboard Food Pantry

  • Tuesdays, noon-2 p.m
  • Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m.
  • Health Education Building, Room 122

Intercultural Exchange

  • Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Fridays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Truax, Room C1430

Contact the Intercultural Exchange or Student Wellness with questions.

Published November 8, 2019.

The Bakery celebrates Veterans Day

The Bakery will be offering a free cookie to any veteran that provides valid veteran ID on Monday, Nov. 11. This offer is valid until sold out and may be subject to substitution.

The Bakery hours on Monday are 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Published November 8, 2019.

Employees are invited to student art show reception

Student Art Show sponsored by the Yahara Journal is on view through Tuesday, Nov. 26.

This eclectic show is a campus favorite. Madison College students enrolled in degree or non-degree classes were invited to participate in this annual show. Mediums include ceramics, painting, drawing and mixed media. 

Support our student artists by attending the reception Friday, Nov. 15, 3-5 p.m. 

Published November 8, 2019.

Higher education and you

The Madison College Student Personnel Association (MATC SPA) is starting an informal monthly opportunity for staff to discuss topics in higher education and how these issues may relate to their work. The first meeting will go into what SPA can offer Madison College employees. The issue of race and privilege will also be taken up.   

The first meeting is Thursday, Nov. 14, 12:15 p.m., Room 228, Health Building. Staff are welcome to bring a lunch. The meeting will end before 1 p.m.

These monthly talks give staff the opportunity to find and give support on the journey towards making a more inclusive Madison College.   

Contact Melanie Stebbins with questions at 608.243.4266.


Published November 8, 2019. Updated November 11, 2019.

What's on the menu?

Here's what the Atrium Cafe will be serving the week of Nov. 11:

Monday: Nacho-Palooza with assorted toppings.

Tuesday: Country fried steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, biscuit.

Wednesday: Fried chicken, Mac and cheese, vegetable, biscuit.

Thursday: Beef stroganoff, egg noodles, vegetable, roll.

Friday: Beer battered cod, fries, cole slaw, roll.

Published November 8, 2019.

New employer visits announced

Career and Employment Services is pleased to announce upcoming employer visit. Please stop by the table in the Truax Café Atrium to learn about exciting career opportunities. Representatives will be available to tell more to those interested and answer their questions.

Next employer visits:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 12 - Oak Park Place - 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 13 - Extreme Engineering Solutions - 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 14 - The Tile Place - 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Published November 8, 2019.