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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.

CIM orientation encourages students to pursue careers in manufacturing

Wednesday, Sept. 2, ASET hosted a reception at Madison College for 70 guests as part of the Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) course orientation. Guests included 22 high school students, their families, area employers and Madison College staff. Denise Reimer, dean of ASET, and Theresa Valencia, project manager and CIM instructor, met with one student active in robotics and at a NASA think-tank. Students networked with employers and toured the new Ingenuity Center.

CIM is part of a pilot program, a collaborative initiative with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Project Lead the Way and Madison College. The CIM course intends to inspire girls and minority students in high school to pursue careers in manufacturing. The program pairs trained employees in manufacturing with area employers offering career opportunities and filling entry level, family-supporting positions.

The employers showed letters of support and committed to hire Madison College students. Manufacturers like the Kipp Corporation, Fall River Foundry, Sub-Zero, Plastic Ingenuity, Didion, Cintas Corp, Kelsch Machine Corp, Spectrum Brands, Promega Corp and Chapter 2 met personally with students and their families to discuss the students't interests and experience and to share about their companies and future career opportunities.

CIM classes began Sept. 9.

Published September 25, 2015.

Wanted: faculty volunteers for club advisors

The following two student groups are seeking a club advisor:

To save a life: Pro-life club

The pro-life club needs a faculty advisor to be official. The role of the advisor will be negotiated with the club members. The group is primarily seeking support and a room to meet in – work beyond that would be appreciated.

Interested? Contact Colleen Sonderberg.

Domestic abuse and domestic violence club

The club seeks to educate the general population on the realities of domestic abuse and domestic violence. It is an outreach group that also provides victims with resources and support.

Interested? Contact Jolie Lippitt.

For more information, contact Lori Erickson.

Published September 23, 2015.

Change in hours at Health Education Building cafe

In response to traffic flow in the Health Education Building, the cafe's hours of operation will be changed.

Starting Monday, Sept. 28, the cafe will be open 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.,  Monday through Thursday.

No need to cross the street this year — the cafe is on the first floor across from the clinic, serving Steep n’ Brew coffee and espresso drinks. It also features a breakfast bakery, a deli station and plenty of cold drinks and grab n’ go options.

The cafe employees send thanks for your continued patronage and positive feedback.

Published September 21, 2015.

Therapeutic massage clinic opening Oct. 28

The therapeutic massage clinic will be open Oct. 28 – Dec. 16. Scheduling appointments will begin Monday, Oct. 12.

A one-hour massage costs $35.

Appointment times:

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

* The clinic will be closed Thursday, Nov. 12, and for Thanksgiving, Nov. 26.

Location: Health Education Building (Room 141), 1705 Hoffman St., Madison, WI.

Convenient online scheduling is now available. This feature will be ready for scheduling starting Oct. 12, 2015.

Questions? Contact Brenda Frasser.

Published September 21, 2015.

Special available through October at salons

In order to welcome the Madison College community back, the Salon on North Carroll Street and Trustyle Salon are offering a back to school special!

Through Oct. 30, clients will be given a five dollar discount off any color service or a free thermal hairstyle (flat ironed/curled) with a deep-conditioning treatment.

Call now to schedule an appointment:

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

Trustyle Salon: (608) 246-6068

Published September 17, 2015.

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