Accelerated Teaching Newsletter: Engaging your students

Enhance your methods in teaching accelerated learning at Madison College with the help of an insightful and graphically pleasing newletter. The sixth issue (PDF, ) focuses on how instructors can make students more involved, with a more engaging presentation. Inside this issue you will find helpful tips on how to increase student attention span and success.  
This monthly newsletter is intended to help accelerated instructors change the classroom environment to promote scholastic sustainability; mentally preparing students to engage in the classroom and changing a students attitude toward preparation. 
Many working adults, although busy, are very interested in expanding their scholastic horizons. Learning at an accelerated pace to obtain accreditation for potential new work experiences helps these students effectively make more time for themselves and their families.

Published November 2, 2012.

Vector Marketing coming to the College

The Career and Employment Center is pleased to announce an upcoming employer visit from Vector Marketing (PDF, 96 KB).
Please ask students to stop by the table in the Truax cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14 to learn about exciting career opportunities.
Kevin, Elliot or Janelle from Vector Marketing will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.
Contact Rochelle Wanner at (608) 243-4273

Published October 24, 2012. Updated November 5, 2012.

Employer visit from Senior Helpers

The Career and Employment Center is pleased to announce an upcoming employer visit from Senior Helpers (PDF, 104 KB).
Please ask students to stop by the table in the cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 to learn about exciting career opportunities.
Abby from Senior Helpers in Madison will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.
Contact Rochelle Wanner at (608) 243-4273

Published October 24, 2012. Updated November 5, 2012.

Women's volleyball, ranked 6th nationally, begin playoffs

The #6 nationally ranked Madison College WolfPack are currently riding an eleven match winning streak heading into their playoff match with College of DuPage on Wednesday night.  The WolfPack will play host to the College of DuPage Chaparrals tomorrow night (Wednesday, October 24) at 6:00 PM in the H. Douglas Redsten Gymnasium on the Madison College Truax campus. The 23-4 Madison College volleyball team is 6-1 at home with the only loss coming in the first home game of the season.
Madison College has everything going for them in their playoff opener this Wednesday. Not only is Madison College playing at home, they are taking on an opponent they've had a lot of recent success against. The 'Pack have had two 3-0 wins over the College of DuPage Chaparrals, members of the N4C, with the most recent meeting coming on September 27 in Madison. In their first meeting on August 30, the 'Pack overpowered DuPage 25-18, 25-18, 25-22. On September 27th, Madison College routed the Chaparrals by the scores of 25-19, 25-8, 25-18.
The winner of Wednesday's match will play the winner of the Harper College and Milwaukee Area Technical College. The NJCAA Region IV Semifinal game will be played on Saturday, October 27 at 12:00 PM in Rockford, IL. For more information on the tournament click on the bracket link below.
2012 Region IV Baseball Bracket
Come out and support the WolfPack! Admission is free with a valid Madison College OneCard.  Regular Admission Prices are as follows:  Adults - $3, Students - $1, Children under 10 are FREE.

Published October 24, 2012.

Districts Mutual Insurance makes a donation

On October 19, 2012, "Districts Mutual Insurance (DMI), a Municipal Mutual insurance company serving the sixteen (16) Technical College Districts of Wisconsin, made a donation of $16,000 to those Districts at its October quarterly meeting. Each District was presented a check for their Foundation in the amount of $1,000." 
Steven Stoeger-Moore, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of DMI, said “This donation serves as a tangible benefit of being a Member of DMI – a company whose primary focus is on the needs of its Members."
Read the full press release

Published October 24, 2012.

Hidden talent

Roger Price's farewell/Employee holiday reception in the Student Lounge at Truax was a hit!

Published October 23, 2012. Updated January 7, 2013.

'Denim Day' fundraiser to spread breast cancer awareness

Friday, October 5: Lee National Denim Day-fundraiser for the fight against breast cancer-
On Friday, October 5, join the Madison College community in wearing pink and your favorite pair of jeans and making a contribution in honor of Lee National Denim Day, which has helped raise more than $86 million for the fight against breast cancer since 1996. Proceeds will help the American Cancer Society provide life-saving screenings in communities nationwide and treat and cure breast cancer while ensuring access to mammograms and providing free support to people with the disease.
NEW THIS YEAR! Pink t-shirts containing the college name and the 2012 Denim Day logo will be available for $12 prior to the event and $15 on the day of. 
Contact the Denim Day coordinator at your campus to pre-order.
Truax--Ellen Hustad and Rhoda McKinney
Commercial Avenue--Kim Conners
Downtown--Claudia Mikkelson
South Madison--Tina Ahedo
West Madison--Linda Williams
Fort Atkinson--Cindy Bowen
Portage--Susan Nania
Reedsburg--Patty Fuhrman
Watertown--Sue Kotur
Madison College raised over $2,800 last year for this important cause, and is among the 100 most successful Denim Day teams in the country. So join the fight – Order your pink t-shirt and wear it proudly along with your favorite jeans on October 5, and give generously!  Truax campus will be collecting donations in the cafeteria Wednesday through Friday, October 3-5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other Madison sites and regional campuses will also be collecting. Donations can also be made online at Click on “Donate,” then “Donate to a Team.” When prompted, enter Madison College team ID number 225591.
Contact a Denim Day Planning Committee member:
Ellen Hustad, Chair
Cindy Bowen, Regional Campus Liaison
Robin Gee
Scott Heimen
Tom Helbig
Rhoda McKinney
Donna Swadley


Published October 2, 2012. Updated October 9, 2012.

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