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Veterans Support Services has snacks available this week

This week, the Veterans Support Services Office will have coffee, juice and snacks available for veterans at Madison College (including students, faculty and staff). On Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 16, the office is offering a sub sandwich lunch.

The office is staffed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located in Truax room A2039.

Many thanks to Dean of Students Geraldo VilaCruz for his support this week.

Questions? Contact Sabrina Madison at x4745.

Published December 16, 2015.

Book release event for Rebel Reporting

Cristalyne Bell, former editor in chief of the Clarion, will be in Madison to promote her nonfiction book, Rebel Reporting, Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 12-1 p.m. The book has a highly unusual and Madison College-focused back story.

The brown-bag event will take place in room 206 of Ingraham Hall (1155 Observatory Drive, UW-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706) with co-editors Cristalyne Bell and Norman Stockwell, and contributor Dr. Robert W. McChesney.

Rebel Reporting is a series of lectures by John Ross, a world-known "rebel" reporter in Central and South America. Robert McChesney, perhaps one of the nation's top experts on journalism trends who also contributed to the book, will also attend the book release at the Rainbow Bookstore in Madison.

John Ross was a guest lecturer at Madison College’s World Issues Journalism course. Bell was a student of that course; her encounter with John Ross made an enormous impact on her.

The event is sponsored by LACIS, UW Havens Center, Depts. of Journalism and Mass Communication and Communication Arts.

Published December 14, 2015. Updated December 16, 2015.

Holiday gift ideas - Marcus movie passes

Stop in at the Fitness Center Service Desk in Truax Campus, room A1050, to pick up Marcus Movie Passes for the holidays! 

Published December 11, 2015.

Clearance sale

Check out the apparel clearance sale on select remaining stock at the Fitness Center at Truax Campus. 

The sale starts Monday, Dec. 14, and runs through 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, and includes prices from 40 to 80 percent off!

Check out the sales brochure or stop by the Fitness Center Service desk, room A1050 next week to check it out.

Published December 11, 2015.

Animals available for adoption

As of Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Veterinary Technician adoption program still has dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils and guinea pigs available for adoption. Many of the animals available for adoption can be seen online.

The adoption center is open for visiting hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The center is located on the Truax campus across from the Child and Family Center! Adoption fees are collected on behalf of, and go directly to, the shelter that the animal originated from.

Questions? Contact Melissa Hayden at ext. 6497.

Published December 9, 2015.

Thanks from the WolfPack Techies

The WolfPack Techies would like to thank everyone for bringing in their computers to fix this semester. The Techies served over 120 people, which has been an extremely valuable learning tool for the student volunteers who staff the Techies.

If you find that your computer needs a little TLC, the Techies will be open again during the week of Jan. 25, 2016.

Published December 4, 2015.

Veterans Support Services thanks supporters for Veterans Day Event

The Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11, was successful due to the support of the Madison College community.

The Veterans Support Services team would like to send thanks to the following individuals and groups:

  • Veterans Resource Team
  • Vets Club
  • Geraldo VilaCruz
  • Chief James Bottoni
  • Madison College Bakery
  • TruStyle Salon
  • Madison College Bookstore
  • Student Life
  • Program and Activities Council (PAC)
  • Volunteer Center
  • Student Manny Turrubiartes
  • VFW Post 8483
  • Events (Matt)
  • Disability Resource Services (DRS)
  • Advisor Tina Stockton
  • TRIO
  • Enrollment Center
  • Wendy Stalker
  • Patti Keena-Brigson 

Interested in helping with next year’s Veterans Day event? Contact Sabrina Madison at (608) 243-4745.

Published December 2, 2015.

Auditions for Clybourne Park

Auditions for Clybourne Park will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. at the Studio Theater (Truax room A2031).

Casting needs:Two African-American actors (one male and one female) and four white actors (two male and two female). Madison College students and staff will have priority casting over performers not associated with the college.

Auditioning actors will be asked to read selections from the script. Clybourne Park is on reserve in the Truax library. Please bring your spring 2016 calendar to provide conflicts to audition staff.

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, London’s Olivier Award for Best Play and the 2012 Tony Award, Clybourne Park is a provocative new play about the battle over race and real estate raging across two generations in a suburban Chicago neighborhood.

In this comedy — inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 play, A Raisin in the Sun — Bruce Norris takes a modern twist on issues of race, class, property ownership and community. Clybourne Park includes strong language and suggested themes.

Rehearsals will be Monday – Thursday evenings starting Jan. 26 from 6 – 9 p.m.

The final performances will be between March 4 – 13, on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There will be an additional school performance Friday, March 11, at 10 a.m.

Questions? Contact Miranda Hawk, director and theater faculty.

Published November 25, 2015. Updated November 30, 2015.

Winter 2015-16 non-credit course catalog now available online

The School of Professional and Continuing Education has mailed out the Winter 2015-16 non-credit course catalog.

The catalog is also available online.

Published November 20, 2015.

Parking guidelines FAQs

During peak times, parking can become very frustrating for any place where lots of people drive their own vehicles. To help you better understand the Madison College parking guidelines, here are answers to your most frequently asked questions.

Do I need a permit to park in the college’s parking lot? Yes. All students and faculty/staff must display a valid parking permit. Parking permits are available at the Public Safety office on the first floor of the main Truax building.

Where can I park? There are designated parking areas for students and faculty/staff. Student parking is located in the lot between Wright and Pearson streets. Overflow student parking is available next to the soccer fields off Anderson Street and by the tennis courts at the corner of Wright and Straubel streets. Faculty/staff parking is located in the lot off Wright Street near Penske Truck Rental. Students are not allowed to park in the faculty/staff lot. “Who can park where” is clearly communicated with signage at all lots.

If the parking lot is full can I park along the curb or on the grass? No, your car will be ticketed and/or towed. This is especially important as we move into the snow plowing season. Please double-check the parking lot to make sure all the spaces have been taken. Many times there are available spots toward the back corners of the lot. If the parking lot is indeed full, please use the overflow areas discussed earlier. For faculty/staff, the overflow areas are the student parking lots. Recently the College installed greatly improved lighting along the walking path through the woods from the student overflow lots to improve safety and support the use of these parking options when other lots are full.

Helpful note: Adjusting your arrival time on campus can make a big difference in the competition you face for a parking space.

What if I still have questions about parking on campus? Please contact the Public Safety department at (608) 246-6031.

Thank you for helping to ensure that our parking areas are safe and efficient. Following these simple
guidelines can save you the frustration and costs associated with receiving a parking ticket.

Vice President of Administration Services, Mark Thomas.

Published November 18, 2015.