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Bring students to the Spring 2016 College Transfer Fair

The Spring College Transfer Fair is right around the corner!

On Thursday, Feb. 25, Madison College will host over 30 schools to provide transfer students with information about their institution. The fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Truax Gateway and is open to all students.

Please encourage students who plan to transfer in the future to attend this event.

Questions? Contact the Student Development Center at (608) 246-6076.

Published February 17, 2016.

The Mail Center is relocating

With the upcoming relocation of the Mail Center, they would like to ask everyone to come and retrieve all mail and packages from the Mail Center in Room B1247 at Truax.  

Questions? Call (608) 246-6305 or Kathy Waters at (608) 246-6051. 

The Mail Center would like to thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

Published February 15, 2016. Updated February 19, 2016.

Automotive Driveability class looking for work

The second year Automotive Driveability classes are looking for work. They are interested in vehicles that are experiencing problems such as: 

- Check engine light (service engine soon light) illuminated 
- Poor acceleration 
- Rough idle 
- Hard starting 
- Other engine running problems

Dave Heinzen's morning class runs Monday through Friday, 7:30-11 a.m. and Marty Prew's class runs Monday through Friday, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

If you have a vehicle that you would be interested in having us check out please e-mail the following information to Dave Heinzen for morning scheduling, and Marty Prew for afternoon scheduling.

- Name 
- Vehicle: Year, Make, Model 
- Symptom/Complaint 

Heinzen and Prew would like to thank you for the support of their program.

Published February 15, 2016.

Valentine's Day pop-up sale

Valentine cards and Valentine-themed posters designed and printed by students at the Center for Printing Arts (CFPA) at Madison College will be for sale this week.

They will also have notebooks, cards and prints.

Look for the sale in the hallway near the bookstore at Truax Campus: Tuesday, Feb. 9, and Wednesday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Proceeds of the sales will go to support students and help cover printing materials costs.

CFPA invites you to shop the sale and stock up for the Valentine’s Day.

Published February 5, 2016.

Business Technology faculty author Microsoft Office 2016 textbook

Business Technology faculty, Kristyn Jacobson and Diane Kosharek, recently authored a Microsoft Office 2016 textbook in coordination with instructors from the Indiana University Kelly School of Business.

The Your Office for Microsoft Office 2016 series prepares students to use both technical and soft skills inthe real world. The technical content is woven into realistic business scenarios and focuses on using Microsoft® Office as a decision-making tool.

The Your Office series features a unique running business scenario that connects all of the cases together and exposes students to using Office to solve problems relating to business areas like finance and accounting, production and operations, sales and marketing.

Published February 5, 2016.

Question of the Week: How do I submit to Matters?

For this quick Question of the Week, the Matters team shows our readers how easy it is to submit stories to the our newsletter. (If you're in an office setting, you can watch this video on mute.)

1. Click the "Submit Your Story" button at the lower right corner of the main Matters page.
2. Enter your basic information (name, email and phone number).
3. You may write or copy and paste your story into the field below, under "Story Information." You also may attach your story to the submission as a Word document. This is recommended if you want to incorporate specific formatting.
4. In the "Additional Comments/Questions" section, give us guidelines so we know how best to help you and your story. You can use this field to suggest other stories for the Matters team.

(Note: We strongly suggest attaching images to your story, but it is not required!)

After we receive your submissions, we edit grammar and style according to the Associated Press Stylebook. We also reorganize content, prioritizing the most important information at the top of the article and moving general or background information towards the end.

Please try to keep submissions fewer than 250 words. Submissions about events should be sanctioned by or otherwise benefit Madison College. The content of submissions should be directed to Madison College faculty and staff.

Question of the Week: How do I submit to Matters?

We hope this encourages some of our readers to start submitting content to Matters and clarifies the process for others!

Published February 3, 2016. Updated November 28, 2016.

Interested in ordering glasses from the Optical Dispensary?

Looking for new glasses? Dress glasses, safety glasses and prescription sunglasses are available at the Optical Dispensary. The students and staff of the Optometric Technician Program, who operate the dispensary, will happily help you select lenses and frames.

Interested? Bring a written, signed and dated copy of your valid prescription. Services are available to all current students, staff, faculty, Madison College alumni members and retirees.

Hours of operation:

  • Thursdays, 1 – 2:50 p.m.
  • Fridays, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling (608)-246-6272. The dispensary is in room 271 of the Truax Health Building.

Published February 1, 2016.

Bakery opens for the semester

The Bakery at Truax will open on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come see the new products offered this semester!

Published February 1, 2016.

Emergency funding available for students

Has a student reached out to you that is having financial challenges? Could these challenges keep them from being successful?

There is emergency funding available to help cover eligible expenses that come from an unexpected financial emergency. Madison College has counseling services available to discuss their situation and provide assistance to connecting the student to community resources.

For eligibility criteria and more, please see the attached PDF. Eligible expenses include but are not limited to rent, child care and medical bills.

Questions? Contact the Financial Aid Office at (608) 246-6170.

Published January 29, 2016.

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.

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