The Truax Mail Center, Room B1253, is offering free paper clips and binder clips. Stop at the window from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., weekdays. The Mail Center will continue to recycle and repurpose items whenever possible. Bring any extra inter-office envelopes so they can be redistributed to areas in need.
Published August 12, 2019. Updated August 19, 2019.
Madison College is proud to support each year the Combined Charitable Campaign to benefit a number of charities in the district. In 2018, college employees raised nearly $48,000 for a variety of charities, including the college’s Foundation. The greatest hope is to increase the level of participation and raise the bar even higher by bringing all faculty and employees together for the greater good. To achieve this year’s goal, a league of extraordinary planning committee members with big hearts who are committed to this cause and the served communities is needed.
Committee members will bear several important responsibilities:
Published August 9, 2019.
The Madison College Retiree Association will host Bob Lindmeier Monday, September 9 at 9 a.m. in the Protective Health building Room 211. Lindmeier will share about the impact of climate change in Wisconsin. The Retiree Association invites current faculty and staff, those who are newly retired and those close to retirement. A full breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. and the program begins at 9:30 a.m.
Published August 9, 2019.
Madison College has a new location for college news, announcements and feature stories about faculty, staff and students. Madisoncollege.edu/news also allows a web presence for news stories from outside media sources.
The online newsroom offers the ability to share stories and highlight successes to the media, community and prospective students on the Madison College public website.
Online newsrooms reflect current best practices for higher education websites. They provide a starting point for reporters to find news releases, images and media contact information. Users can search for specific content, browse announcements and features by date or topic.
Any stories that previous appeared on the Madison College Medium site will now be in the newsroom. The Medium site will be deactivated this week.
The page will go live Tuesday, Aug. 6.
Published August 5, 2019. Updated August 7, 2019.
Madison College is hosting a Regional Workshop sponsored by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) this fall. Register today for "Ignite, Inspire, and Innovate: Integrating Innovation Into Today’s College Courses." The workshop is Friday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Truax, Room D1630. The workshop offers the following:
For more information and to register visit the NISOD website.
Published August 5, 2019.
Understanding the risk cybercrime poses is a first step to embracing cyber security. Taking personal responsibility on what information is provided, using caution in suspicious situations and contacting the proper person if an incident occurs are also important.
Here are some tips to reduce risks at work and home:
Victims of a cybercrime must take action. The action taken varies based on the situation. The following is a start:
Published August 5, 2019.
The Men of Excellence (MoE) mentoring program begins this fall. The program’s purpose is to increase the completion rate of African-American and Latino males at Madison College. This will be done via quality engagement sessions and strategic interactions provided by academic success coaches and faculty mentors. There will be 30 African-American and 30 Latino students recruited. This initiative is vital because African-American and Latino males are not achieving similar levels of academic success as other populations at Madison College. MoE is in need of 60 faculty mentors and all are welcome to apply.
The time commitment for mentoring is 2-5 hours per month. Mentors are involved in one or more of the following ways:
Mentoring is conducted through the existing Scholars of Color Mentoring program. Contact Jeff Galligan with questions.
Published August 2, 2019. Updated August 26, 2019.
Technology Services is upgrading the call manager system Wednesday, Aug. 7, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. The upgrade takes place on the current call manager system and will cause a temporary, college-wide outage in telephone service. Employees working during the upgrade will not hear a dial tone from their phones. If issues with the telephone systems occur, please try again.
Contact the Help Desk at 608.246.6666 if issues are encountered after the upgrade.
Published August 2, 2019.
The Madison College Bookstore Loyalty program rewards returning customers by offering 5% back in reward points for certain purchases made in-store or online. The points are redeemed online for gift cards or in-store by presenting a ONE-Card or a student/employee ID number. The loyalty program offers many benefits such as, a birthday coupon, emails about upcoming events and sales, buyback alerts and more.
Listed below are the details of the program:
Published July 29, 2019.
The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) offers a series of live, interactive webinars designed to increase employees' understanding of Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) benefits. Individuals can also ask questions at the end of these sessions.
Visit the ETF webinar events page to learn more about the sessions offered in August and September and to register for the webinars. Registration closes 10 minutes prior to the event.
Available sessions are listed below:
Published July 26, 2019. Updated July 29, 2019.