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Spring 2016 registration cycle begins

As of Oct. 15, Spring 2016 classes have been posted online. Continuing program students can begin registering for classes on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Enrollment appointments are viewable in the Student Center.  

If students need assistance with course planning, faculty and academic advisors are ready to assist continuing program students now. After Nov. 12, advising services will be in demand due to the start of new program student advising and registration sessions.

Encourage students to seek advising assistance in October if they require help developing a course plan for the upcoming term and beyond.

For all upcoming registration cycle dates, visit the Registration Calendar website.

The Priority Registration Student Flyer (PDF, 284KB) can be handed to students as a guide to planning and enrolling. If you would like a large quantity to hand out, contact SDS Operations.

Published October 16, 2015.

Study abroad opportunities for spring break and summer 2016

The Center for International Education has many Study Abroad opportunities available for students during the 2015-16 academic year. Deadlines are approaching fast for spring break and summer programs.

Please encourage students to consider applying and check out program options for yourself too. Interested participants can view a list of programs on the education abroad website.

Spring break program options include: Jamaica Nursing Service Learning, Global Studies in Ireland, Fashion Marketing in London and Dental Hygiene in Belize.

Summer programs include: French Language in Quebec, Spanish Language in Costa Rica, Renewable Energy in Belize, London Performing Arts, Spain Culinary and many others.

Questions? Contact the Study Abroad office.

Published October 16, 2015.

Therapeutic massage clinic available for scheduling online appointments

Starting Oct. 12, the therapeutic massage clinic will use a new online scheduling tool to make appointments.

The student clinic will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 28 to Dec. 16 (except for Nov. 12 and 26). Appointments are available at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. A one-hour massage costs $35.

The Madison clinic is located at 1705 Hoffman St., Rm. 141. Visitor parking is available in gated areas.

You may access the online scheduling tool through the Massage Clinic's website. Otherwise, schedule appointments by phone at (608) 258-2367.

Published October 9, 2015. Updated October 23, 2015.

Faculty present training sessions, showcase online offerings at Administrative Professionals Conference

Business Technology faculty Lynn Baldwin, Kristyn Jacobson, Karen Jennings and Kathy Spahn showcased the department’s online Administrative Professional and Medical Administrative Specialist and certificate offerings at the Administrative Professionals Conference Oct. 4-7 in Grapevine, Texas. The team also presented at four conference sessions on the topics of “Quick Tips to Improve Your Business Writing” and “Make the Most of the World’s Largest Professional Network-LinkedIn”.

The Administrative Professionals Conference is a premiere professional development event for administrative professionals and executive assistants. The conference was attended by more than 1,200 professionals who serve in a variety of administrative roles.

A marketplace expo booth highlighted the department’s educational pathways and allowed personal interaction between faculty and current and prospective students.

Questions? Contact the Business Technology Department.

Published October 9, 2015.

Santa's Wish List: Supporting students during the holiday season

Santa's Wish List is a program designed to assist Madison College students that need help providing gifts to their children during the holiday season.

Let students know about this opportunity for support made available through Madison College’s Volunteer Center. The application period is Sept. 28 to Oct. 30.

Although completing this application does not guarantee assistance, every attempt will be made to place students into a program that can help.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 30, at 4:30 p.m. No applications will be taken after that date. Applicants will be informed of their status by Nov. 13.

For more information on student eligibility, please visit the Santa’s Wish List website.

Questions? Contact the Volunteer Center at (608) 243-4593.

Published October 9, 2015.

Support SkillsUSA students and save money with Bucky Books

Cosmetology SkillsUSA students are selling Bucky Books to raise money to compete in the April 2016 SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference.

Bucky Books will be sold for $35.00. The club will accept cash or checks (checks should be made payable to SkillsUSA).

After purchase, books can be sent through interdepartmental mail.

Interested? Contact Melissa Brainerd at (608) 258-2446.

Published October 9, 2015.

Peter Dettmer discusses STEM careers at Waterloo High School

Peter Dettmer, co-program director of Robotics and Automation in the Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology program, led a robotics demonstration for students at Waterloo Middle and High Schools on Sept. 25.

Students had an opportunity to compete against a FANUC 6-axis robot in a variety of activities, including packaging a product more quickly than the robot.

In addition to the demonstration, Dettmer discussed Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) career and education options with about 50 students. Students learned about Madison College’s two-year Robotics and Automation program, potential jobs with local companies and the industry recognized certifications from FANUC Robotics and Rockwell Automation students can receive while earning a degree.

For more information about the Robotics and Automation program, contact Peter Dettmer at (608) 246-5264.

Published October 7, 2015.

Salons to donate half of all proceeds

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Madison College salons will be donating half of their proceeds this month to Breast Cancer Recovery, a non-profit organization for survivors of breast cancer.

The Trustyle and North Carroll St. salons will also offer several cosmetic services for clients to show solidarity with survivors. Glitter applications of lips and eyeshadow will be available individually for $6 and combined for $10.

Call now to schedule an appointment:

Salon on North Carroll Street: (608) 258-2404

Trustyle Salon: (608) 246-6068

Published October 1, 2015.

Spherion recruiter to visit Truax

The Career and Employment Center is pleased to announce an upcoming employer visit from Spherion.

Please stop by the table in the cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to learn about exciting career opportunities.

Mary and Kim from Spherion will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.

Published September 30, 2015. Updated October 7, 2015.

Chipotle recruiter to visit Truax

The Career and Employment Center is pleased to announce an upcoming employer visit from Chipotle.

Please stop by the table in the Truax cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, to learn about exciting career opportunities.

Karl and William from Chipotle will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.

Published September 30, 2015. Updated October 7, 2015.