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College Community Days

Kristin Polywacz, interim director of professional and organizational development, talked about College Community Days.

This event is a great way for Madison College employees to support the communities where our students and families live and work. There are opportunities for 200 volunteers.


College Community Days

Published August 19, 2019.

Food Services Sustainability Efforts

Lisa Hunter, sous chef for Food Services and Jason Walker, manager of Food Services, talk about sustainability efforts.

Hunter and Walker share how this benefits the college and the community, request employees and students help and how the college is dealing with food waste.



Food Services Sustainability Efforts

Published August 5, 2019. Updated August 7, 2019.

Madison College Sustainability Policy

The Matters Team talked with Nina Catterall, senior student support advisor, about the college's Sustainability Policy. The policy encompasses the pillars environmental, economic and social responsibility.



Madison College Sustainability Policy

Published July 29, 2019. Updated August 2, 2019.

College adopts new content creation tool

The Matters Team talked with David Leo, academic technology consultant, about CourseArc, a user-friendly, web-based authoring tool that allows easy creation of outstanding and responsive online courses and course content.

The schedule for CourseArc training sessions is listed below:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 21, 10-11:30 a.m., Room B3230, with Zoom Conferencing for remote attendees.
  • Friday, Aug. 23, 10-11:30 a.m., Room B3230, with Zoom Conferencing for remote attendees.



CourseArc, Madison College new content creation tool

Published July 22, 2019. Updated August 2, 2019.

What is the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?

Laurie Popp, benefits specialist, talks about the service for all Madison College employees and their families. Popp shared the range of services offered, cost, response time for in-person appointments and more information about the EAP.

Contact information for the EAP service provider is listed below:

  • Greg Chism, EAP Program director at Family Service Madison, via email or at 608.316.1171
  • Receptionist, 608.252.1320
  • On-call 24/7 number, 1.866.968.7327
  • Family Service Madison's website. Use MATC as the username.



What is the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?

Published July 15, 2019. Updated July 17, 2019.

Safety at Madison College

The Matters Team talked safety with Joshua Cotillier, manager of Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety. Cotillier shares the most common injuries that occur at Madison College, how employees can prevent them and what actions should be taken after a workplace injury.



Safety and Madison College

Published July 1, 2019. Updated August 2, 2019.

What is the Virtual Storefront?


Chelsey Bowers from the Communications and Strategic Marketing Department at Madison College explains what the Virtual Storefront is and how the staff and faculty of the college can utilize it for their branded essentials.

If you would like to order some items for your department, please contact Chelsey Bowers.

What is the Virtual Storefront?

Published June 28, 2019.

What are your summer plans?

The Matters team asked faculty, staff and students what they have planned for the summer. 



What are your summer plans?



Published June 17, 2019.

What is the textbook rental program?

What is the textbook rental program and how will it affect students and faculty? Team Matters talked to rental program analyst Holly Deering to find out more about the new program that takes effect at Madison College this summer.

Textbook Rental

Published June 12, 2019. Updated June 14, 2019.

What is the Big Dog F.I.S.H. Scholarship?

What is the Big Dog F.I.S.H. Scholarship? And who is Big Dog? Team Matters talked to Food Services Manager Jason Walker and Gary "Big Dog" Breneman to find out.

Big Dog F.I.S.H. Scholarship


Published June 3, 2019.


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