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Substance abuse interferes with students' academic performance

Alcohol and other drugs impact some students’ lives and diminish their academic performance. Faculty have significant power to change students’ lives when these issues arise.

Please review the attached PDF, which outlines a range of faculty actions that can lead to healthier choices among their students.

Many students return to school after entering recovery from alcohol and other drug dependence. "Live Free" is a student group on campus built to support students in recovery, as part of a wellness initiative across the nation.

Live Free meets at Truax on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. in D1618N in the Student Development Center. For more information, Patrick Kempfer, the club’s student leader, has developed a presentation describing the movement and student club.

Consider inviting John Boyne or Patrick Kempfer to your class to talk to your students about these issues.

Questions? Contact John Boyne, counselor, at (608) 616-3418.

Published January 29, 2016.

Mail Center needs interoffice envelopes

The Mail Center needs interoffice envelopes to redistribute and recycle throughout the college.

If you see extras or empty envelopes lying around, please bring them to the Mail Center at Truax — do your part to save money and be green!

Questions? Call the Mail Center at (608) 246-6305.

Published January 25, 2016.

Join Madison College Library to talk Game of Thrones

Winter is coming! Well, it’s actually here.

The Madison College Library hopes you will join them for the Madison College Libraries' Game of Thrones book discussion group.

All students, instructors and staff are welcome. Whether you’re simply curious or an avid fan of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, then this is the place for you.

Learn more about the Game of Thrones book discussion group by going to Madison College library.

Published January 20, 2016.

January CETL News Blast now available

The latest News Blast includes the month's schedule, the Convocation app, the Spring 2016 calendar and an article by James L. Lang about creating wonder before class begins.

Published January 11, 2016.

Giving back moves everyone forward

There is still time to make your year-end gift to support students.

Because of you, the Madison College Foundation is able to open doors for deserving students who otherwise may not be able to continue their education.

As the students aim for success, it is you helping them reach their dreams.

Any gifts made by Thursday, Dec. 31, will count towards the 2015 Employee Giving Campaign “You Matter” goals.

The Madison College Foundation thanks you for your generosity this holiday season and all year round.

Published December 18, 2015.

Poster presentation on racial inequality on Thursday, Dec. 17

Thursday, Dec. 17, students in Diane Soles’ section of the Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. class will be leading a public poster presentation in the Truax Gateway. The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Earlier this week, students in this class presented their research on “The Access Hour,” a program on WORT 89.9 FM.

Continuing her efforts from last year, Soles has built the course as a response to the "Race to Equity Baseline Report." Over the second half of the semester, students have analyzed the report, identified sources of inequality and worked in groups to develop solutions.

Come to the poster session this Thursday to listen to the students discuss their research.

Published December 16, 2015.

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.