Dental Hygiene Club holds winter pizza sale

The Dental Hygiene club is holding a pizza sale. The information for the pizza sale is:

  • The sale will be Tuesday, Dec. 4, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • The location will be the first floor of the Health Education Building, near the main staircase. 
  • $4 for a slice of cheese, pepperoni or sausage pizza. 
  • $5 for a meal deal that includes a slice of pizza and carrots.


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

College gets new SurveyMonkey account

Just in time for sending course feedback surveys to students, the college recently purchased an Enterprise account for SurveyMonkey, a survey design tool. Employees with existing accounts will automatically convert to the Enterprise account, including those in team accounts.

The product is supported by SurveyMonkey’s 24/7/365 Customer Support.

For faculty who want to learn how to create surveys for students, workshops are available in person on the Truax campus. An online tutorial is in development.   

"Designing a Course Feedback Survey with SurveyMonkey" will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 1:30-3 p.m. in Truax B3230. Register in CETL Thrive.

For more information, including details on team licenses and sharing, see the FAQ page.


Published November 28, 2018.

'Tis the season for giving

Employees are reminded that the Madison College Combined Charitable Campaign continues through Dec. 19.

The campaign helps organizations to provide resources for community members in need.

Here's how employees can help:

  • Complete the paper pledge form that was sent interoffice.
  • Pledge online at
  • Add a small donation to CCC when purchasing items at the Truax cafeteria, Starbucks or the bookstore. Regional employees can also give at bookstore or cafeteria checkouts.


Published November 28, 2018. Updated December 17, 2018.

Student Development and Retention Services closes early

Student Development and Retention Services will close Wednesday, Dec. 19, noon. Services will re-open Thursday, Dec. 20, 8 a.m.

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

Volunteer Santa needed

The Programs and Activities Council is seeking a volunteer Santa Claus, for the Snacks with Santa event. It will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Truax Gateway. The volunteer Santa’s tasks will be to interact and take photos with the students’ children.

If interested, contact Candice Cardoza Jacobs.




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

SAA offices close Nov. 30

The School of Academic Advancement’s Downtown and Truax campus offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 30, for a staff retreat. To leave a message for the SAA, call ext. 2440. SAA apologizes for any inconvenience and will follow up as soon as possible. 

Published November 26, 2018. Updated November 28, 2018.

Provost cancels December office hours

Provost Turina Bakken will not hold open office hours in December. Watch future editions of Matters for Dr. Bakken's next scheduled office hours.

Published November 26, 2018. Updated November 28, 2018.

Student nurses to sponsor bone marrow registry screening

Bone marrow registry swabbing events will be held at the Fort Atkinson and Watertown campuses, sponsored by the Student Nurses Association at Madison Area Technical College Eastern Region and DKMS, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders.

The Fort Atkinson event will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m.

The Watertown event will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m.

Bone marrow donors must be:

  • Between ages 18 and 55
  • In general good health
  • At least 4 feet, 10 inches tall, weigh more than 105 pounds and have a body mass index of less than 41
  • Not a member of the U.S. military, active in the Reserves or in ROTC

For more information, stop by the table during the event.

Published November 26, 2018. Updated November 28, 2018.

Athletics issues WolfPack trademark reminder

Faculty and staff are reminded that “WolfPack” is a registered trademark of the Madison College Athletic Office. All references to WolfPack and visual representations of the WolfPack logo (the silhouette of a howling wolf, for example) must be approved through the Athletic Office. Please note that the “W” and the “P” in WolfPack are always capitalized and there is no space between those words. Wolfpack with a lowercase P is a copyright violation. For use permission, contact Associate Athletic Director Jason Verhelst at ext. 2012 or



Published November 26, 2018.

Volunteer Center seeks Alternative Break advisor

The Volunteer Center is seeking a faculty or staff advisor for the spring 2019 Alternative Break trip. The destination is the Heifer International Ranch in Perryville, Ark. The Alternative Break advisor will help promote the alternative break experience, review student applications and assist in building an effective volunteer team. All travel expenses are covered by the Volunteer Center.

Heifer Ranch helps low resource, small-scale farmers build livestock businesses and local food value chains that connect them to profitable markets. The Alternative Break experience at Heifer Ranch combines experiential learning programs, such as the Global Gateway program, with team building service activities.   

If interested, contact the Volunteer Center.  



Published November 26, 2018.