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Hoop it up this summer!

Looking for something fun your kids can do this summer?

Sign them up for the Madison College Tri-County Summer Basketball League!

Leagues available for the following ages:
Boys grades 4th-9th
Girls grades 4th-10th

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Published February 27, 2013.

Employer Visit: Coca-Cola

The Career and Employment Center is pleased to announce an upcoming employer visit from Coca-Cola.
Please ask students to stop by the table in the Truax café from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 to learn about exciting career opportunities.
Rob and David will be available to tell you more and answer your questions. Visit their website at
Contact Rochelle Wanner at (608) 243-4273.

Published February 27, 2013. Updated March 1, 2013.

Employer Visit: Weed Man Lawn care

The Career and Employment Center is pleased to announce an upcoming employer visit from Weed Man Lawn Care
Please ask students to stop by the table in the Truax cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, March 4  and chat with Scott and Melissa to learn more about the exciting job opportunities available.
Contact Rachel Samuelsen

Published February 27, 2013.

Celebrate TRiO Day at Truax

Please join the students and staff of the TRiO Program as we recognize our high-achieving students and thank members of the Madison College staff and administration who have helped them be successful. The event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Truax room 142A/B, beginning at 4 p.m. 
We will be presenting awards to TRiO Scholarship recipients and individual TRiO students who personify the ideals of TRiO programs nation-wide. Funded through a federal grant and Madison College matching funds, TRiO provides support for academic and personal success to ambitious, hardworking first-generation college students, low-income students, and students with disabilities.
TRiO Day is also an opportunity for our students to specifically thank the Madison College employees who have gone above and beyond to support them.
To cap the event, we will present “Friend of TRiO” awards to two staff members who, by their very nature, have helped more students succeed than they can even count.

Published February 22, 2013.

Pre-transfer academic advising helps prospective UW-Madison students

Do you know students planning to transfer to UW-Madison that can benefit from pre-transfer academic advising? The UW-Madison Transfer Transition Program (TTP) provides pre-transfer advising services for prospective and newly admitted transfer students to facilitate a successful transition to UW-Madison.
UW-Madison TTP Advisor, Jessica Regan, will be at Madison College SDC (Truax) on Feb. 25, Mar. 21 and Apr. 24 to meet individually with Madison College students (PDF, 147 KB). Students must sign up for an appointment with Jessica.

Published February 22, 2013.

Celebrate Black History Month at the College

Monday 2/25/13
Location/time: Truax Cafeteria 12-1pm
                                Sponsored by the Program Activities Council (PAC)
" Traces" -An internationally acclaimed, HIGH energy all female acappella group, with powerful vocals. Their vocal styles range from soulful RB, gospel, & jazz.
A show that must not be missed! The African Student Association will be displaying traditional art & native wear.
Tuesday 2/26/13
Location/time: DTEC Rm 240 11:30-1pm
                                Sponsored by United Common Ground (UCG) & PAC
Black History Luncheon- Students can come and enjoy a FREE Soul food lunch with valid One Card, (faculty & staff $5) and listen to Chicago based, Team Abstract, perform R&B  and Hip Hop music. The African Student Association will be displaying traditional art & native wear.
Thursday 2/28/13
Location/time: Truax -Student Lounge 11:30-2pm
                                Sponsored by United Common Ground (UCG)
Black History Luncheon-Motown Review
Come listen to the Milwaukee Buck's house band, Streetlife, perform a variety of Motown hits and explain the music's  historical impact on American society.
Students can enjoy a FREE Soul food lunch, with a valid One Card (faculty & staff $5). There will be a fashion show of traditional African dress and a vendor of African goods. 

Published February 20, 2013.

Celebrate Corey Johnson's farewell at the Sports Pub

Corey Johnson, one of the College's daytime security officers, is leaving Madison College and has taken a position with the Lake Mills Police Department.
Corey started at the college in 2007 as student help until being hired as a full-time security coordinator in 2010. He is known by many and will be missed by all.
Corey also works as a fire fighter, a fire investigator, an intermediate Emergency Medical Technician  and a Certified Basic Life Support instructor as well as a part time police officer for Fall River, WI. He has been a part time police officer for Lake Mills for the last 8 months and is fulfilling a life-long dream of becoming a full time police officer beginning in March.
Please join others to wish Corey the best in his new endeavor on Friday, February 22 at the Sports Pub (next to Truax) beginning at 3:30 for a farewell party.

Published February 20, 2013.

College's Community Jazz Band to open for UW Jazz Orchestra

The Madison College Community Jazz Band will be guests of the UW Jazz Orchestra on Wednesday, February 27, at 7:30 p.m., in Mills Hall at the UW-Madison Humanities Building.
The Madison College Community Jazz Band, directed by Jamie Kember, is comprised of vibrant community members and active Madison College students. This ensemble is one of many arts opportunities that Madison College provides helping to make Madison and the surrounding area the culturally rich community that it is.
The UW Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Johannes Wallmann performs works by Pat Metheny, Maria Schneider, Dave Holland, Count Basie, and James Darcy Argue. Performing with the UWJO will be guest soloist Russ Johnson, Trumpet (Professor of Jazz Studies at UW Parkside).
This event is free and open to the public. View the event.

Published February 20, 2013.

Six Admission Advisers hired internally

We are pleased to announce that six of the eight posted Admission Adviser positions have been filled by internal candidates. Please join us in congratulating the following staff to the new Intake Unit in the Enrollment Center, beginning March 4!
¨       Corina Diaz-Suazo
¨       Margaret (Maggie) McWilliams
¨       Maria (Tina) Stockton
¨       Marjorie Travis-Cook
¨       Lucas White
¨       Marissa Winer
The former CMAT office of Truax is being re-purposed to accommodate this staff until the move to The Gateway this summer.
The remaining two Admission Adviser positions are currently posted on the Madison College job website with an application deadline of February 22.  The Admission Advisor Manager position is closed and interviews will be conducted shortly.  We hope to have all on by April in time to assist with Fall 2013 Advising & Registration.

Published February 20, 2013.

Forbes lists court reporting as six-figure job

Did you know that court reporting is often listed in Forbes under “The Best Jobs That Don’t Require a Four-Year Degree,” and "Surprising Six-Figure Jobs"?
Visit Madison College's Judicial Reporting program web page for more information.
Judicial reporters record the testimony, charges, opinions, sentences or other proceedings in a court of law or the proceedings of business and professional conventions by computerized machine shorthand. The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) indicates “there are an estimated 35,000 to 40,000 court, deposition, and captioning reporters in the United States.”  Graduation from Madison College’s program requires that students write at speeds of 225 words per minute on testimony material, 200 words per minute on jury charge material, and 180 words per minute on literary material. Graduates from the Madison College program have 100 percent job placement. As one of only two reporting programs in Wisconsin, the program is offered face-to-face, hybrid, and entirely online.
Contact Lisa "Lee" Carey, RPR CRI at (608) 246-6095.

Published February 20, 2013.