Team plans activities to address campus culture

An interdisciplinary team is working together to plan activities to address the campus climate and culture through awareness of topics and issues affecting students and the Madison College community. Working together the group hopes to be able to increase visibility of important topics through a thematic approach each semester. The theme for Spring 2019 is gender and expression. Future topics could include food insecurity, homelessness, mental illness, etc.

The team is comprised of representatives from the Center for International Education; the Dean of Students Office; the Office for Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement; the STEM Center; and Student Life/Intercultural Exchange as well as a student representative. There is currently an opening for a faculty representative to join the team to assist in planning future activities and to identify the topic for Fall 2019. Anyone who is interested in learning more about opportunities to become involved is asked to email or

Published February 27, 2019.

Edgewood faculty to review student art portfolios

Faculty from Edgewood College will be available to review artwork and portfolios and discuss transfer to Edgewood College Thursday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Reviews will be done in Room D3631A, the School of Business and Applied Arts Conference Room, on the third floor of the main buiding on the Truax Campus. 

Faculty will review art work for Talent Scholarships Awards. $4,000-$12,000 is available per student. Students can complete the Talent Scholarship application and the application for entry into Edgewood College free, using fee waiver code 240.


Published February 27, 2019.

Workday upgrade begins March 8

Workday will be upgraded beginning Friday, March 8. Here is what Madison College employees need to know:

  • Workday is unavailable Friday, March 8, 4 p.m.-Saturday, March 9.
  • After the upgrade, employees can easily correct time off through the time off request calendar. Find more information here
  • Professional Profile is now retired on worker career profile and career link moved up on the Worker Profile Page. This allows for faster access to PDP and goals.
  • Employees returning Monday, March 11, will not have to take any action. The Workday upgrade will be finished. For employees working, Saturday, March 9, time entries for Workday must be entered before managers approve the time the following week. This will avoid a late payment. 
  • Workday upgrades twice a year in March and September.

Contact the Help Desk at 608.246.6666 with questions.


Published February 25, 2019.

Auto classes diagnose, fix engine problems

Is your check engine light on? Madison College employees can have their car troubles diagnosed for free while they are at work.  Automotive classes can repair the problem too. Vehicle owners just pay for the parts. This is a great way for students to learn, and college employees get free labor.

Contact instructor Dave Heinzen at to schedule an appointment for the morning class or Marty Prew at to schedule an appointment for the afternoon class.

Published February 25, 2019.

Meet the first-generation students

Join the I'm First club members along with first-generation staff and faculty for networking and snacks. Those attending can learn more about the I'm First club and campus resources for first-generation students. The event happens Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., in the Intercultural Exchange in the main building on the Truax Campus.

Published February 22, 2019.

Students can get help with writing assignments

Instructors are asked to let their students know there are three ways to make an appointment with the Writing Center:

  • By phone, please call 243-4289, and then from the menu options, students can choose which Writing Center they would like to visit. (The Truax Writing Center is Option 2).
  • By using a computer or moblie device at any time of the day. Students can learn how to make an appointment by watching this video, and then make an appointment on the TutorTrac system by clicking here
  • By visiting the Writing Center. Staff can make an appointment. Click here to see hours and locations or go to

Published February 22, 2019.

Instructor shares research tips and tricks

Students failing to cite their sources? Seeing repetitive exam answers? Looking to move your students from knowledge copy/pasters to knowledge integraters? Come see how one instructor integrated the research process throughout the course, including weekly class activities and course-long assessments. This session will provide tips and tricks to grow your students from zeros to research heroes.

  • Presented by Jennifer Lewis, full-time Arts & Sciences faculty
  • Friday, March 1, 2019
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • B3230 and live webcast

Register on Madison College Learn. Registrants will receive an email with the Webcast link.

Published February 22, 2019.

Student service offices opening late, Feb. 28

Student Development & Retention Services and Career & Employment Services are open from noon-4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28.

Published February 22, 2019.

Golden Apple recipients should RSVP

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members have placed their nominations to recognize a Madison College instructor, staffer or administrator who has had significant impact on their success. PTK members and their selected honorees will attend a reception to share stories, appreciation and celebrate excellence. 

Those recognized will receive an email with a link to RSVP. To calm concerns about online security, honorees should know the email will come from The Golden Apple Recognition Celebration will be combined with the PTK New Member Induction Ceremony, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, 7 p.m., in Truax’s Mitby Theater.

Contact Andrew Allison, PTK VP of Fellowship with questions.

Published February 22, 2019.

Students can help community over spring break

The Madison College Volunteer Center is offering a new, locally focused Alternative Spring Break in 2019. Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to apply.

This program will have a local focus on meeting community needs in the Madison area. Each day the student service team will meet at the Truax Campus and drive to a different community location to volunteer. Volunteer experiences will explore environmental, social and economic needs in the community. Students will plan and prepare a meal for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House; help with daily operations at River Food Pantry; clean up a Madison park; support clients at The Beacon day resource center; and sort and deliver book donations for the Madison Reading Project. At each site, student volunteers will learn about the organization and how its mission addresses community needs. Group teambuilding and reflection activities will be done throughout the week.

There is no overnight commitment for this service trip. Participating students commit to service during the day (morning and afternoon) for Monday through Friday of spring break week. Students must obtain their own transportation to the Truax Campus each day, and then transportation is provided from Truax to the volunteer site and back to campus at the end of the day.

Cost: $95 Includes transportation, daily lunch, snacks, T-shirt and educational programming. Students can apply online:

Published February 22, 2019.