'Emeralds to Ashes' will close with Nov. 30 reception

Time is running short to see "Emeralds to Ashes" in the Truax Gallery. A closing reception will be held Friday, Nov. 30, from 6-7:30 p.m.

"Emeralds to Ashes" is a solo exhibition by artist and College Transfer Art faculty Katherine Rosing.

Published November 26, 2018.

Sunshine Supper program thankful for Madison College

Madison College students, faculty and family members helped provide a free, nutritious meal for people in the Sun Prairie area. The essential goal of the Sunshine Supper program is to gather residents in need, to enjoy a hot meal enriched by the spirit of togetherness.

Contact Student Wellness with questions.  

Published November 21, 2018. Updated November 26, 2018.

What's for lunch?

Here's what the Atrium Cafe will be serving Nov. 26-30.

Monday: Chicken or beef burritos, rice, black beans.

Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan, penne pasta, vegetable, garlic bread.

Wednesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll.

Thursday: Barbecued chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, roll.

Friday:  Beer-battered cod, fries, coleslaw, roll.

Published November 21, 2018. Updated November 30, 2018.

Learn about College Internship Study

A presentation of The College Internship Study, Madison College's internship data report, will be given Friday, Dec. 7, from 9-10 a.m. in Room C1450 in the main building on the Truax Campus. Matthew T. Hora from the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions will present the research about how students experience internships and the roles of educators and employers in supporting the the process. 

Published November 21, 2018.

Veterinary Technician program seeks newspapers

Do you have newspapers lying around your house or garage, taking up space? The Veterinary Technician program is always in need of newspaper and would dearly appreciate any amount people can donate. Please remove all ad inserts before dropping papers off in Room E1818 in the Vet Tech wing (across from the daycare). 

Published November 20, 2018. Updated November 21, 2018.

TRiO sale benefits students, underprivileged women

TRiO students will sell handicrafts from Ekantha, a social entrepreneurship organization, Wednesdays and Thursdays Dec. 6, 12, 19 and 20 at the Truax Campus Atrium near Student Life from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

TRiO provides low-income, first-generation, and students with disabilities essential school supplies, individualized tutoring, and a place to eat, socialize, rest and study. Funds from this sale will help 253 students with their tuition, academics and personal development by providing scholarships and promoting engagement in activities such as mentoring and volunteering. 

Proceeds from the sale of bags, scarves and luggage straps also allow women from Third-World countries to support their families.

A large percentage of TRiO funding comes from donations and fundraising. The sale creates an opportunity for Madison College staff and students to support TRiO by purchasing well-made gifts that benefit two great causes.

Published November 20, 2018. Updated November 29, 2018.

Reminder to verify 2019 benefit elections

Employees should check their open enrollment benefit elections for 2019, by Monday, Nov. 26.

The annual open enrollment period for the 2019 health, dental, vision and flexible spending accounts ended Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Full-time employees, administrators and part-time PSRP should verify that Workday correctly reflects the elections made for the 2019 benefit participation. The HR Benefits office can correct any enrollment errors, if contacted via email, by Monday, Nov. 26.

To confirm employee 2019 elections:

  1. Go to your home page in Workday
  2. Click on the Benefits worklet, displayed as the shield icon.
  3. Click on Benefit Elections as of Date, which is the bottom left button and enter 1/1/19 for the date. This will show the benefits starting, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.

Please contact HR Benefits with any corrections by Monday, Nov. 26.

Published November 19, 2018. Updated November 21, 2018.

Recognize graduates for Exceptional Service

This is the last chance to recognize a 2018 fall/summer graduating student for Exceptional Service (non-academic) to Madison College as well as to their fellow students.

This recognition includes a special designation in the program, a Special Service Award gold chord to wear at graduation and a certificate to be mailed with the graduate's diploma.

The deadline to nominate students to ensure they are recognized in the program is Nov. 26.


Published November 19, 2018.

Donations needed for Shop the Closet event

The Center for International Education, Student Life and the Intercultural Exchange are collecting donations of household and winter clothing items for the upcoming, Shop the Closet, event. The affair takes place Monday, Dec. 3 – Friday, Dec. 21, in the Intercultural Exchange closet. The closet is open, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Thursday and 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Fridays. Students will be able to shop for needed items, which are free during the event.  

The household Items needed are sheets, towels, kitchen utensils, pots, pans, plates, cups and crock pots. The winter clothing items needed are sweaters, hats, gloves, jackets, pants and long sleeve shirts. New toiletries items are also accepted along with large plastic, paper and reusable bags. Bags will be used as shopping bags.

Only items that are in usable and appropriate condition will be accepted. Please, no items with holes, stains or in poor condition. 

Please bring donations to the Intercultural Exchange between now and Friday, Nov. 30. Please give them to a staff member for review.

For questions, contact



Published November 19, 2018. Updated November 21, 2018.

Career and Employment Services plans employer visits

Career and Employment Services announces the following employer visits:

  • Kohl's, Monday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • New Perspective Senior Living, Monday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sherwin-Williams, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Cadre, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County, Thursday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students are encouraged to stop by the table in the Truax Cafe Atrium during the scheduled times to talk to representatives about career opportunities.

Published November 16, 2018.