Announcements

Textbook adoptions reminder

If you are faculty and have not yet submitted your textbook adoptions for the Spring semester (use the "Faculty" tab) please do so as soon as possible.

Check your Faculty Center: if textbook information does not appear that means that the Book Store has not received your adoption yet.

If you have recently been assigned a course, the Book Store needs to know that as well so please check or contact the Book Store Text Adoptions to update them.

Published December 16, 2015.

Office 2013 staff rollout notice

Technology Services is now upgrading staff PCs to Microsoft Office 2013.

Technology Services will be deploying to staff PCs by area/wing/site over the next few months. They will set up automated installs using their network over a series of nights (dates will be announced in a future Matters article with further instructions).

If you would like Office 2013 outside of this schedule, contact the Help Desk to arrange an installation date. The Help Desk can also provide advice for common issues you may experience.

Commonly asked questions:

How do I reset my signature in Outlook?

1) Click new email to open a new message.

2) Under the "message" tab, click on "signature" button and select “signatures.”

3) Click “new,” name it and paste your signature in the box.

My Outlook search changed. How do I search in Outlook 2013?

1) Allow indexing to complete — this can take up to an hour at first launch.

2) Click on the search box. The search tools will appear.

3) Click on the "subject" or "from" button.

4) Type the words and Outlook 2013 will search.

Where did my Microsoft Office go?

We have noted a few cases where the install has an issue on a particular PC, which leaves the computer without Microsoft Office. If this happens, please contact the Help Desk and we will resolve this with a re-install.

Where can I get training?

CETL is offering Office 2013 training classes.

 

Published December 16, 2015.

Reduced service hours and winter shutdown

All Madison College services, campuses and district buildings will offer reduced service hours Monday, Dec. 21, through Wednesday, Dec. 23. Services will close at 4:30 p.m.

Additionally, all services, campuses and district buildings will be closed for winter shutdown from Thursday, Dec. 24, through Sunday, Jan. 3.

For more information on Food Services operations in late December and early January, see this article in Matters.

For more information on the Bookstore during this period of time, see this article in Matters.

Classes and services will resume following Monday, Jan. 4.

Published December 16, 2015. Updated January 4, 2016.

Compressed air system shut down during winter break

Starting Thursday, Dec. 24, the compressed air plant serving the Truax Campus will be shut down and replaced. The new compressed air system will be back in operation Tuesday, Jan. 15.

The system provides compressed air to all shops and labs. Compressed air will be unavailable during this three-week period.

Published December 16, 2015.

Combined Charitable Campaign auction closes today at 5 p.m.

The Combined Charitable Campaign officially ends on Saturday, Dec. 19. Now that we are in our final week, here are some important things to remember:

The Combined Charitable Campaign’s online auction ends today, Dec. 14, at 5 p.m. Thanks to your competitive and generous spirits, the campaign has been able to raise more than $1,300 – all of which will be donated to United Way. More information about the auction winners will be released in Matters on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

If you are unable to make a large donation, you can still make change for a dollar. All service registers (including the cafeteria, coffee shop, bookstore and salon) are equipped to receive one dollar at the touch of a button. Even small donations can make a huge impact.

This Friday, Dec. 18, is the final deadline for all pledge submissions. Pledges may be submitted online or via internal mail. If you intend to donate, please fill your pledge form out today!

For more information, visit the Combined Charitable Campaign website. Please refer to this list of participating charities to see how Combined Charitable Campaign serves thousands of vulnerable and underserved individuals in our community. 

Published December 14, 2015.

Combined Charitable Campaign's online auction continues

Barely a week remains before this year’s Combined Charitable Campaign ends on Saturday, Dec. 19. We offer our sincere gratitude to everyone who has already contributed to this year’s campaign — your generosity will help so many members in our community feel hopeful this holiday season.

The Combined Charitable Campaign’s online auction ends on Monday, Dec. 14, at 5 p.m. The auction has raised more than $1,000 so far — but there is still time to contribute to the campaign and win prizes donated by Madison College departments and local businesses. All proceeds from the auction will go to the United Way.

Please refer to this list of participating charities to see how Combined Charitable Campaign serves thousands of vulnerable and underserved individuals in our community.  

The deadline for pledge submissions is Saturday, Dec. 19. If you have not filled out your pledge form yet, do it today. For more information, visit the Combined Charitable Campaign website. You also can print your own pledge form and submit it via internal mail to HR or donate online. Thank you for your selfless support.

Happy bidding!

Published December 11, 2015. Updated December 14, 2015.

Top wood manufacturing programs in U.S.

Madison College's Cabinetmaking and Millwork program is featured in an article published by FDMC digital.

The story is about the top wood manufacturing programs in the U.S.

Published December 11, 2015.

Combined Charitable Campaign's online auction underway

When we began the Combined Charitable Campaign, it was 65 degrees and sunny outside – but snow will soon be falling and temperatures will plummet. Many in our community – including children, veterans and the elderly — live without homes, family support or access to a warm meal. With all we have to feel grateful for this holiday season, it is our responsibility to give back to the communities we serve.

There is only a short period of time before this year’s Combined Charitable Campaign closes on Dec. 19. As we approach the final countdown, let’s double our efforts to meet our campaign goals!

As of Monday, Dec. 7, the Combined Charitable Campaign is hosting an online auction. All proceeds from this online auction will go to the United Way. The online auction site will list many different auction items and will end on Monday, Dec. 14, at 5 p.m.

If you have already contributed to this year’s campaign, thank you. If you haven’t, please do.

Even a modest amount can make a huge difference in the lives of community members who benefit from the charitable organizations with whom we partner. Please refer to this list of participating charities to see how Combined Charitable Campaign serves thousands of vulnerable and underserved individuals in our community. 

The deadline for pledge submissions is Saturday, Dec. 19. If you have not filled out your pledge form yet, do it today. For more information, visit the Combined Charitable Campaign website. You also can print your own pledge form and submit it via internal mail to HR or donate online. Thank you for your selfless support.

On behalf of Madison College, the Combined Charitable Campaign, and the many individuals who will benefit from your generosity, thanks for all that you do to give back to our community.

Happy bidding!

Warm regards,

Chelsey Bowers
Combined Charitable Campaign Chair

Published December 9, 2015. Updated December 11, 2015.

Food Services provides Winter Break and early January schedule

Food Services will begin their Winter Break schedule on Monday, Dec. 23.

The Den, Gateway Café and the Health Building Café will be closed Monday, Dec. 21, to Monday, Jan. 18. The Cafeteria’s schedule is listed below.

Date

Hours

Monday, Jan. 4, to Friday, Jan. 8

7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 11

7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 12

7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 13 *

7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 14, to Friday, Jan. 15

7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

* On Wednesday, Jan. 13, WACTE will serve lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For information on the Bookstore during this time period, see this article in Matters.

Published December 9, 2015. Updated January 27, 2016.

Donna Jost accepts new position at Madison College

Student Life Director Renee Alfano is pleased to announce that Donna Jost has accepted the position of Manager for the Child and Family Center of Madison College.

Jost comes to Madison College from Madison Metropolitan School District where she served as a Preschool Instructional Resource Teacher and Leader. She also teaches part-time for the Madison College Early Childhood Program. 

Prior to her work with MMSD, Jost worked for the Dane County Parent Council as Educational Services and Child Health and Development Director. Jost received her Bachelor’s from University of Wisconsin – Stout and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse. 

Jost resides in Portage. She will begin working at the Center beginning Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.

Published December 9, 2015. Updated December 11, 2015.

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