Announcements

Author to discuss 'Teaching for Educational Freedom'

Award-winning author Dr. Bettina Love will speak on the topic of "Teaching for Educational Freedom" during a public book talk in the Mitby Theater on the Madison College Truax Campus Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Love argues that instead of trying to repair a flawed system, educational reformers need to offer survival tactics in the forms of test-taking skills, acronyms, grit labs and character education. Her topics range from anti-blackness in education to hip-hop feminism. 

An Associate Professor of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia, Dr. Love is the autor of "We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom."

RSVP on Eventbrite.

Published April 19, 2019.

Apparel sale begins April 22

The Madison College Bookstore apparel sale is Monday, April 22-Friday, April 26. The sale offers 25% off apparel, except for uniforms, scrubs, etc. The bookstore recently received an updated selection of WolfPack Athletic wear. Please use a student or employee One Card to receive reward points.

 

Published April 19, 2019.

Pow Wow coming up April 27 in Redsten Gym

The 2019 Madison College Pow Wow will be held Saturday, April 27, in the Redsten Gymnasium inside the main building on the Truax Campus. All are welcome.

The annual event draws hundreds of dancers, drummers, guests and volunteers. Door open at 11 a.m. Grand Entries are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

 

Madison College's Pow Wow is a Cultural Treasure

Published April 19, 2019.

Electronics, Electrical Engineering Technology programs host event

The Electronics and Electrical Engineering Technology Programs are hosting an event Tuesday, April 30, for students from across the college and from area high schools to come and learn about potential career paths and transfer opportunities from our programs.

Instructors who are teaching a class geared toward STEM (especially engineering, computer science or electronics related) are asked to consider attending and sharing informantion about the event with their students. For more information or to preregister, go to Eventbrite.

Published April 19, 2019.

Workshop will address Imposter Syndrome

 As part of the ongoing Counseling and College Success workshop series, John Boyne is facilitating a discussion around Imposter Syndrome Tuesday, April 23, at 10 a.m. in D1630C.

Published April 19, 2019.

Learn more about gender expression at April 22 workshop

After engaging with the "Genderbread Person" interactive board near the cafeteria, the Madison College community will have an opportunity to learn more about gender expression at a workshop. "Let's Get This Gengerbread!" will be held Monday, April 22, from 12-2 p.m., in the Intercultural Exchange.

All are welcome to join in the dialog, questions and answers, while eating treats and painting or coloring.

  • 12-1 p.m. Q&A with a panel of students
  • 1-2 p.m. Paint gingerbread cookies and color in small groups

Components of the genderbread person are: identity, attraction, sex and expression.    

This event is sponsored by a collaborative Gender & Expression team:

  • Center for International Education
  • Student Life / Intercultural Exchange
  • Dean of Students Office
  • Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance
  • Rape Crisis Center
  • Gender and Women Studies Certificate

Published April 19, 2019.

Campus cleanup held April 26

The Volunteer Center is hosting a campus cleanup Friday, April 26, 1-3 p.m. This event is open to students, staff and faculty. Those interested must meet in Student Life, Room B1260 by 1 p.m. on April 26. The Volunteer Center is providing gloves, trash bags and instructions.

 

Published April 19, 2019.

WRS Annual Statement of Benefits mailed

Each April, the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) provides every employee who participates in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) an Annual Statement of Benefits. This year, ETF is mailing the Statement of Benefits to employees' home addresses in mid to late April.

ETF prepares this statement as a summary of a member’s WRS pension account, including year-end balances, beneficiary designations and other important account information as of Jan. 1, 2019.  Please take some time to review the WRS Annual Statement of Benefits to ensure that:

  • Your reported earnings, years of creditable service and employee contributions are accurate. See Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of your statement. Contact HR Benefits if you have questions.
  • Your primary beneficiary designations are correct. See Section 5 of your statement – Please note that beneficiaries added before 1988 are not listed.

Note: You may add, change or remove beneficiaries at any time by completing a Beneficiary Designation (ET-2320) or Beneficiary Designation-Alternate (ET-2321) form.

Click here for ETF tools to assist you in understanding your Annual Statement of Benefits, including an interactive sample and frequently asked questions.

Published April 19, 2019.

Student leaders needed for Volunteer Center

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to apply for leadership positions with the Volunteer Center.

Madison College Volunteer Center, a student organization, is recruiting students to lead the group in fall semester 2019. Open leadership roles include office manager, recruitment and communications coordinator and volunteer opportunities coordinator. A stipend ranging from $400-$600 is paid out at the end of the semester, dependent upon completion of position responsibilities.

These roles are great leadership development opportunities for students. Interested students can apply online using this form.

E-mail volunteercenter@madisoncollege.edu with questions or to see position descriptions for open leadership roles.

 

Published April 19, 2019.

Juried Student Showcase coming up April 27

Madison College Performing Arts will be presenting the 2019 Juried Student Showcase on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitby Theater.  The event is free and open to all.  The Juried Showcase features talented student artists performing works of voice, music, poetry and dance.

Some of the featured performances include a classical piano solo composed specifically for the showcase, a Mozart flute solo, a contemporary ballet piece, Broadway and pop vocal numbers, Okami Taiko, and the all male hip hop crew Lost and Found.

Published April 19, 2019.

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