Health and Wellness

Truax, Red Cross to host Blood Drive

Give the gift of life at the Madison College Blood Drive Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Truax Campus from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room D1630B.

The American Red Cross must collect nearly 14,000 blood donations every day for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals across the country and although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10 percent of that eligible population actually do each year.

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many regular donors delay giving due to holiday activities and travel. This often decreases the amount of donated blood available for patients. With the busy holiday season approaching, Madison College and the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit the Red Cross website for more information. The college’s sponsor code is “MATC Madison.”

Save up to 15 minutes when you donate by using RapidPass. Visit RapidPass page for more information.

Questions? Please contact Student Health Educator Denise Holin.

Published November 6, 2017. Updated November 8, 2017.

Trustyle Salon offers pomegranate fig pedicure

The Trustyle Salon is offering a seasonal pomegranate and fig pedicure for $35. The pedicure includes:

  • Essential oil aromatherapy
  • Pomegranate and fig sea salt soak
  • Pomegranate and fig sea salt scrub
  • Pomegranate and fig body butter
  • Paraffin dip

Call the Trustyle Salon at 608-246-6068 to book your appointment or stop by Room B1208 in the Truax Campus to check availability.

Published October 25, 2017.

Flu shots offered at Truax Campus

Free flu shots will be given out to Madison College employees and students on Tuesday, Oct. 10, and Wednesday, Oct. 11, near the Atrium Café from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students must show a valid OneCard and staff must provide their current WPS or GHC insurance card. Stop by the coffee shop after and get a free smoothie shot.

Published October 9, 2017.

Massage clinic offers kneaded relief

The Madison College Massage Clinic, located in the Truax Health Education Building Room 141, will begin scheduling appointments Oct. 16, and will continue to schedule until all appointments are full. Appointments are limited to four per person. The massage clinic will be openand scheduling appointments for Oct. 25, through Dec. 13.

Clinic hours:

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    • 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
  • Thursdays
    • 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

Scheduling options:

  • Visit the Madison College Massage Clinic page and follow the link for online scheduling. On the MINDBODY website create a username and password. Once your profile is set up, select appointments, “massage” for service and your date range. The system will only allow appointments to be seen from a specific range due to the number of therapists on staff. If you need to see dates for a time further out, change the date range by month.
  • Call the Massage Clinic at (608) 258-2367 to leave a voice message.
    • Leave your first name and last name
    • phone number 
    • appointment time preferences. 

If you make an appointment over the phone, do not schedule one online as well. Please allow one week for the clinic to return your calls.

The cost is $35.00 for a one-hour massage. Only cash and checks are accepted. Clients should bring the correct amount to the appointment.

 

Published September 29, 2017.

Flu shots offered at every campus

This year, Madison College Nursing and EMS students are partnering with GHC and to administer flu shots at 9 campus locations. 

There is no charge for employees if the flu shot is billed to WPS, GHC or Medicare. Please bring your insurance card and the authorization/billing form. Other insurance companies cannot be billed. 

There is no charge for students taking credit courses with a valid OneCard. 

Flu clinic dates and locations: 

  • Oct. 10-11 – Truax Campus, cafeteria
    10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
  • Oct. 17 – South Campus
    9 -10 a.m.
  • Oct.17 – Downtown Campus
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
  • Oct. 17 – Commercial Avenue Campus
    2 - 3 p.m.
  • Oct. 18 – Reedsburg Campus
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Oct. 18 – Portage Campus
    2 - 4 p.m. 
  • Oct. 25 – Watertown Campus
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Oct. 25 – Fort Atkinson Campus
    2 - 4 p.m.

Published September 27, 2017. Updated October 9, 2017.

Participate in the Tour de Cure

The Tour de Cure is a family friendly event for people of every age and skill level, ranging from walks to a 100k bike ride. The proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association, the leading organization providing advocacy and funds for research and education. The event is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 16 at American Family Insurance Headquarters.

The minimum fundraising goal for each team member participant is $200. There is also a $35 registration fee.

Busy that day? Consider helping the college’s team reach its fund-raising goal of $5000.

Contact Denise Reimer at 608-234-4484 for more information or visit the team page to sign up or donate.

 

Published September 1, 2017.

Team Madison College runner discount is near closing

Madison College is forming a team for the Madison Mini-Marathon and 5K. The Madison Mini race will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, beginning at the Memorial Union Terrace with a 5K (3.1 miles) and a half marathon distance (13.1 miles).

Register before July 20 to save 10 percent by using promo code "MATCMMM." After July 20, registration will be full price.

Contact Team Lead and Social Media Specialist Maureen Alley at ext. 3321 for more information.

Published July 17, 2017.

Trustyle Salon offers free men's haircuts

The Trustyle Salon, located on the first floor of the Truax Campus, is offering free men’s haircuts on Monday, July 17, at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Cosmetology students will work alongside their instructors during this time. Please be aware that there is a time commitment of two and a half hours per haircut.

If you are interested, please contact Hospitality instructor Jeff Patterson

Published July 10, 2017. Updated July 17, 2017.

Stress Reduction Workshop offered at Truax Campus

Students of the Therapeutic Massage program are hosting a Stress Reduction Workshop in the Atrium of the Health Education and Information Technology Building.

The workshop is Thursday, July 13, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. and is open to staff, students and the public.

Stations will highlight various stress reduction techniques including:

  • Complimentary chair massage – first come-first serve with sign-up to begin at 3:20 p.m.
  • Comfort food alternatives
  • Luxuriate in your senses
  • Music and art
  • Laughter

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone is welcome to drop in to learn about stress reduction strategies and techniques from the Madison College Therapeutic Massage Students.

Published June 28, 2017.

Volunteer to get fit

Looking for someone to create a personalized fitness plan just for you?  Volunteer to become a simulation client for the spring '17 Personal Trainer Development course.  Each volunteer will be paired up with a student from the class.  At the conclusion of the semester your student will have created a program tailored to your goals!  To volunteer or ask questions, please contact Adrian Shepard, Recreation Management Program faculty, at (608) 616-3566.  This opportunity is on a first come, first served basis.

 

Published January 30, 2017.

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