Celebrate new campaign with an Evening of Good Taste

Join Madison College for a delectable evening where you will be wowed by student culinary and baking creations. Meet local culinary and baking celebrities, raise a glass for a major campus campaign announcement and get a sneak peek of the new Culinary and Baking and Decorative Arts kitchens and labs.

The event will take place Saturday, May 7, at Truax Campus from 5 to 8 p.m.

Proceeds benefit Madison College student scholarships and experiential educational opportunities.

The ticket sale ends Monday, May 2. Tickets cost $75 each.

Questions? Contact Ruth Hankes at (608) 246-6719.

Published April 22, 2016. Updated April 29, 2016.

Last chance to volunteer for Scholarship Application Review Committee

The Madison College Foundation still need a few volunteers for the scholarship application review committee!

The Foundation invites you to participate in the Fall 2016 Scholarship Application review process from May 2–16. This is a very important part of the scholarship scoring process and your help is needed and appreciated!

If you have not participated in the process before, you will find it a very rewarding experience. This process is a unique opportunity to appreciate the diverse backgrounds of our students since applications include personal stories, experiences and goals for their futures.

The entire review process is handled online through our scholarship management system, AcademicWorks, which gives reviewers flexibility to score applications at their convenience.

Interested? Contact Ruth Hankes at (608) 246-6719 to confirm your participation or for more information.

Published April 22, 2016.

Last store day

The Bakery's last store day of the semester is Thursday, April 28.  Store hours are 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 

The students will have a lot of great products out in the store.

Make sure you stop by to get your final treats until next fall.

Published April 22, 2016.

Learn about preventing FASD for one free CE credit

Learn about Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

The Student Nurses Association will host the viewing of a video and discussion related to FASD.

While everyone is welcome, those in or seeking health careers are encouraged to attend.

Please plan to attend this 90 minute event on Tuesday, April 26, at 3 p.m. in the Health building, room 224, or Thursday, April 28, at 12:30 p.m. in the Health building, room 224.

This event is free and offers one free CE credit.

Topics covered in this viewing and discussion:

  • Understand that alcohol is a teratogen and identify the outcomes associated with prenatal alcohol exposure. 
  • Identify patients at risk for offspring with FASDs Integrate conversations about the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy into contraceptive and family planning counseling.
  • Apply appropriate patient-centered communication skills to counseling reproductive age and pregnant women on prevention strategies to reduce the risks of FASD.
  • Use motivational interviewing to assist pregnant women in choosing to avoid alcohol consumption.

Published April 22, 2016.

Madison College Student Ambassador nominations

Currently accepting nominations to be a Madison College Student Ambassador for the 2016-17 school year. Nominations are being accepted through Friday, May 6. For eligibility, students must be enrolled in at least six credits each semester and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

To nominate a student, visit the Ambassador-Nomination Web page

Student Ambassadors help other students learn about the college by assisting at orientation, WolfPack Welcome, campus tours and other college-wide events. They also will help plan and coordinate a new student leadership program this fall provided through the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Madison College Student Ambassadors receive hourly pay as student help at the rate of $9.35 an hour for work performed on behalf of the college.

Questions? please, contact advisor Doug Kirchberg.

Published April 22, 2016.

Yahara Journal book release celebration

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the Yahara Journal book release celebration Friday, April 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Truax Gateway.

Stop in and pick up a free copy of the journal, visit with the student writers and artists who are featured in the book and enjoy refreshments.

The Yahara Journal is Madison College’s student produced literary and fine arts journal. This year’s edition features the work of 33 students from across the college.

Published April 22, 2016.

Invitation to West campus celebration

On Monday, April 25, join us in celebrating the commemorative journey of our West campus community. Come to West campus, 302 South Gammon Rd, from 1 - 3 p.m.

We will come together to celebrate this campus's history and honor faculty, staff and students of both past and present. Dr. Daniels, Terry Webb and other college leaders will give acknowledgements and updates on Madison College’s history and future accomplishments. Join us in honoring West campus faculty and staff and commending students for their achievements.

Food and beverages will be served.

RSVP online and celebrate the journey with the Madison College community. 

Questions? Contact Chelsey McKay Bowers at (608)-246-6717.

Published April 20, 2016.

Virtual desktop upgrade Saturday, April 23

Technology Services will be completing upgrades to the virtual desktop environment on Saturday, April 23, starting at 5 p.m. and ending by 2 a.m. Sunday morning. You will not be able to access any virtual desktops until the maintenance is complete. Please note that this is an out-of-band maintenance window, scheduled for the fourth Saturday instead of the third Saturday.

If you have a persistent Employee Virtual Desktop, please be sure you have no unsaved work open as it may be lost. We recommend you log off your virtual desktop before you leave on Fridays.

According to our data, no running courses are using the virtual desktop environment during this period. If you believe our work will negatively impact you, a course, or your students and you are unable to work around it, please contact the Help Desk as soon as possible.

Please note that access to other services will remain available.

Thank you for your cooperation,
Technology Services, Desktop Engineering Team

Published April 20, 2016.

Security Awareness: don't get hooked

This month’s Security Awareness Highlight offers practical tips for preventing stolen passwords, personal data, or private information as well as a quiz to test your ability to catch "phishy" websites.

To learn more about the Security Awareness initiative at Madison College, read Dr. Daniels Security Awareness Training communication or watch the Question of the Week video featuring Linda Pruss, chief information security officer.

Remember: if you finish the first section of Security Awareness training by Wednesday, June 1, your completion email entitles you to a Rice Krispie Treat, cookie or healthy snack.

Send questions or comments regarding security awareness to the Madison College IT Security team.

Published April 20, 2016.

Emergency training event at Truax campus

Wednesday, April 20, the Schools of Health Education and Protective Services will conduct their annual multidisciplinary student emergency training event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

During this training event, Protective Services and Health Education students will evaluate and treat simulated patients located around our college campus. This year’s event pulls together disciplines from EMS, nursing, respiratory therapy, radiography and clinical laboratory technician programs.

The exercise will commence at 8:30 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Signs will be posted around the simulated patient areas alerting of this training event.

The following information is being provided as a courtesy and should not be published to the general student public. Participating students should not be aware of location prior to receiving their call to treat as it reduces their element of simulation fidelity.

  • Patient 1: located in the protective services parking lot near the back of the building
  • Patient 2: located on the running track near the climbing wall
  • Patient 3: located below the climbing wall
  • Patient 4: located at the ball diamond
  • Patient 5: located in the Protective Services building
  • Patient 6: located in the main entrance of the Truax

Faculty will accompany students during this event to evaluate their performance and maintain a safe environment.

Questions? Contact Jeffrey Wenzel, simulation instruction coordinator, at (608) 246-6697.

Published April 20, 2016.