Health and Wellness Fair on March 6
More than 30 health and wellness exhibitors will conduct demonstrations, screenings and offer resources for students and employees, including: Massage, Aromatherapy, Acupuncture, Health Insurance, Nutrition, Fitness and Hands Only CPR. Area businesses and organizations expected to be present at the Health Fair include: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Gildas Club, Trek Bikes/BCycle, Journey for Mental Health, Biomats for Autism, American Diabetes Association, American Red Cross, Troy Farm/Community Groundworks, Rape Crisis Center, Laerdel Medical and Pulse Point Group Health Cooperative Wellness team of Massage Therapists, Aromatherapist, Acupuncturist, Dietician and Naturopath WPS Insurance, GHC Insurance, WDC Wisconsin Deferred Compensation, ETF Employee Trust Funds Financial Fitness Program, Family Service Madison and MC Employee Wellness Madison Colleges programs, Medical Assisting, Recreation Management, Optometric Services, Veterinary Tech, Dental Assisting, Counseling, Financial Wellness-Risk and Insurance Club, Student Senate, Fitness and Recreation, Continuing Education, EMS/Paramedic, Simulation Center, and the Child and Family Center This event is sponsored by Student Health Education. Questions? Contact Madison College Student Health Educator, Denise Holin at dholin@madisoncollege.edu
Employer Visit: Community Living Connections
Please stop by the table in the Truax Cafe Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 21, 2018, to learn about exciting career opportunities. LeighAnn will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.
Fill Our Hearts With Love: Drive to Benefit the YWCA Homeless Shelter
Phi Theta Kappa has set a goal to collect at least 1,500 items to benefit the YWCA Homeless Shelter of Dane County and the Madison College Food Bank.  The YWCA has a high need for items this time of year to support their housing programs.  Last year alone, the YWCA supported 702 people with housing services, with 459 of them being children.  At the same time, PTK is also collecting items for the Madison College Food Pantry to address hunger by Madison College students.  The Hunger Survey conducted this fall by Student Senate indicated that 1/3 of the students surveyed indicated they go hungry due to money issues. Donate Today!  A list of needs include: Baby items:Disposable Diapers and Pull upsWet WipesNew ToysNew Car SeatsStrollersPicture BooksBooks in SpanishNew Crayola Markers Personal items:Feminine Hygiene PadsTamponsToothbrushesToothpasteNew Bath TowelsLaundry SoapOther hygiene products School-related items:School SuppliesThumb DrivesNew batteriesBus TicketsGas CardsGift Certificates Food items:Madison College Food Insecurity Donation ListNonperishable Dry goods: rice, noodles, dehydratedlegumes, nuts, gluten free noodles, dried fruits, cereals,etc.Canned FruitsCanned SoupsCanned MeatsProtein BarsPeanut Butter, Cashew Butter, Sun ButterMuffin, Cake, and Bread Dry mixes  
Black Student Union Presents Black and Brilliant!
Madison College Black Student Union will be presenting Black and Brilliant - Blacks' Participation in the Political Process on February 8th in D1630 (B&C.) Lunch will begin at 11:00am and the panel discussion will follow at 12:30pm. Panelists are as followed: Ali Muldrow, Sabrina Madison, Mendela Barnes, Harold Rayford, Everett Mitchell, Mahlon Mitchell, Joe Parisi, and Scott Walker (invited.) Students and Faculty and invited as well as the general public.
Student Jobs Are Available!
Student employment promotes campus involvement and supports students with valuable work experience. Explore available jobs on Wisconsin TechConnect: Go to wisconsintechconnect.com Click on “Misc. Jobs” (The second link on the top right side of the page.) Select “Madison Area Technical College” from the list of colleges. Choose a category that is of interest to you or the last one – “Work Study/Student Help.” Or stop in Career and Employment Services and take a look at our student employment binders. Visit https://madisoncollege.edu/work-study for more information about Work Study and Student Help. Questions? Please contact the Career and Employment Services, D1624 Truax careerandemployment@madisoncollege.edu or 608-243-4598.
Celebrating Black Entrepreneurship: Lessons Learned, Lessons for the Future
The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Room D1630B/C at the Truax Campus. Advanced registration is required. Register online. The event will feature: A welcome from Madison College President Dr. Jack Daniels III. Keynote presentation from Camille Carter, President of the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce. Panel discussion on Black entrepreneurship in the greater Madison region and its current state, opportunities and challenges for the future. A networking luncheon will follow the presentation. The event is free to all students with a valid student ID (Madison College or other institutions), but non-students will be charged $10. This event is brought to you by the Madison College of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Center for Entrepreneurship in celebration of Black History Month.
Learn to cope with stress
Learn to practice effective coping skills and mindfulness strategies for stress management such as grounding, centering and breathing. All are welcome to join the FIRST and THIRD Tuesdays this semester from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in Room 131 (Bamboo Room) in the School of Health Education and IT Building. If you have any questions please contact Amy Nicholson, MS, LPC-IT, LMT, SEP, BCTMB. Supported by Student Health Education.
Employer Visit: Trade Home Shoes
Please stop by the table in the Truax Cafe Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2018, to learn about exciting career opportunities. Lee and Allan will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.
Employer Visit: Achieving Collaborative Treatment
Please stop by the table in the Truax Cafe Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 19, 2018, to learn about exciting career opportunities. Kate will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.
Fall 2017 Writing & Artwork Contest Winners!
Poetry: Jadine, Megan Stellmach Borderland, Julet A. Frazier; nee, Lagto Where I’m From, Avery Walker Prose: Tragic Reality of Manipulation, Rachel Koehler Maybe Someone Sees God on that White Canvas, Megan Stellmach Artwork: Bazaar, Erik Hoffmann   The first-place winners will receive $50 from the Yahara Journal.   Thank you to everyone who submitted.   Also, we would like to remind students that our Bad Love Poem contest submission deadline is February 11th and the deadline for the Yahara Journal Student Art Show is February 26th. More information about those events can be found on the Yahara Journal's Link page.  
N.E.T. Friday Conference - Registration Live!
TO REGISTER - https://goo.gl/VvvPwD   General Agenda 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.         Registration & Informational Tables including Professional Head Shots                        11:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.         Welcome & Keynote Address 11:30 A.M. – 12:20 P.M.         Lunch & Employer Networking 12:20 P.M. – 1:20 P.M.           Breakout Session 1 Personal Branding and Digital Platforms | Scott Kowalski & Callie Blume Understanding Implicit Bias in the Workplace | Lucía Nuñez Transitioning from College to Your Career | Loraine Burton True Colors Personality Assessment for the Workplace | Jamesetta Fousek 1:30 P.M. – 2:20 P.M.             Breakout Session 2 Personal Branding and Digital Platforms | Scott Kowalski & Callie Blume Understanding Implicit Bias in the Workplace | Lucía Nuñez Transitioning from College to Your Career | Loraine Burton True Colors Personality Assessment for the Workplace | Jamesetta Fousek 2:30 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.             Employer & Alumni Panel Discussion 3:15 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.             Closing and Raffle Drawing
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society - Honors in Action 2018
The Honors in Action (HIA) project is like the “honors program” for Phi Theta Kappa. It is designed to engage students in informed action that fosters student success and helps provide opportunities to grow as scholars and leaders. Honors in Action is the process that provides opportunities to apply learning and practice to real-world problem-solving by developing an in-depth, action-oriented project related to Honors Study Topic research. Academic research into the themes related to the Honors Study Topic is what makes the difference between HIA and simply action. HIA is informed action designed to make a lasting impact and contribute to the betterment of society. This year’s project will be based on the Honors Study Topic Transformations: Acknowledging, Assessing, and Achieving Change. Come learn more about the process and how you might benefit from getting involved in this project at our Honors in Action Discovery Assembly. This is a great opportunity for your professional and personal growth, as you will have chances to collaborate with other students, instructors, and staff. If you are interested in helping in the Honors in Action project contact: Brandy Nobles, VP of Scholarship brnobles@madisoncollege.edu
Black Student Union Presents 13th the Movie Tomorrow February 1st!
Madison College BSU is kicking off Black History Month by presenting 13th the movie from 12:30-3pm in the Mitby Theater with a faculty based panel discussion after the movie. Food will be provided and Madison College faculty and students are welcome to attend as well as the general public.
Learn Your Blood Type on Feb. 20
Blood typing is how medical laboratory technicians determine if you are type A, B, O, or AB.  Your Rh factor is also tested.  You are either Rh negative or positive.  Only 15 percent of the population is Rh negative. If you ever need to be transfused with a unit of blood lab technicians “cross match” your blood with the same type to assure no reaction will take place when it is infused.  Very rarely are people given O Negative blood. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. stop by the Health Education Building to learn what your type is! Learn more about your unique blood and some fun facts and trivia. This event is co-sponsored by the Medical Lab Tech Students and Student Health Education.
Service Learning Academy deadline approaching!
Sign up today to ensure you will have your hours completed before the Volunteer Service Banquet in April.  For more information or to register go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044dacae2fa3fd0-spring1 Questions?  Contact volunteercenter@madisoncollege.edu
Employer Visit: Catholic Chairities
Please stop by the table in the Truax Cafe Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 12, 2018, to learn about exciting career opportunities. Kristin will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.
Employer Visit: Gorilla Movers of WI
Please stop by the table in the Truax Cafe Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 14, 2018, to learn about exciting career opportunities. Employer James will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.
Employer Visit: Tru Green
Please stop by the table in the Truax Cafe Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 13, to learn about exciting career opportunities. Josh will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.
Get Involved with the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society’s College Project
Each year, to achieve the highest rating, a chapter must conduct a college project. Of course, the Madison College Beta Beta Psi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa strives to achieve this highest rating.  The purpose of the College Project is to establish a collaborative relationship between the chapter and the college administration. We will work collaboratively with college leaders at the highest level to establish a project that meets the strategic goals and prioritized outcomes the college’s mission.  We will be meeting soon with Dr. Keith Cornille, Executive Vice President for Student Development and Success, to define this year’s project. He will expect some great ideas and proposals. Can you help? We need members’ time, brain-power, input and help in several different ways. Not yet part of PTK, no worries. You can get involved too. If you are interested in helping in the college project contact: Kalia Vang, VP of Leadership
Buy your Madison College Athletic Apparel Online
Now is the time to show your WolfPack pride! Log on to wolfpackstore.online to purchase your apparel before the flash sale ends on Feb. 1.
Protecting Your Student Record
Madison College annually notifies students of their rights under this law. Madison College may release the following information, considered to be directory information, to the public without the student’s prior consent: Student name Major field of study (program) Dates of attendance (by term) Enrollment status (full- or part-time) Degrees and awards received Participation in officially recognized activities and sports Weight and height of athletic team members College email address You have the right to request that the college withhold directory information. A request can now be made one of two ways: Online: You may do this online in your myMadisonCollege Student Center (Full Site). Once you are in the Student Center, the navigation is as follows: Personal Information> Privacy Settings> Edit FERPA/Directory Restrictions. In-Person: Bring Photo ID to Enrollment Services along with the Request to Withhold Student Information Form (PDF, 787KB). Please consider carefully the consequences of any decision to withhold directory information, as any future requests for such information from other schools, prospective employers or other person or organizations will be refused. After a request to withhold information is submitted, all future requests for assistance or account information must be made in person with photo ID or accessed online by logging in to the myMadisonCollege Student Center. For additional information regarding the protection of student records visit madisoncollege.edu/ferpa.
Employer visit: Ultrazone Laser Tag
 Please stop by the table in the Truax Cafe Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2018, to learn about exciting career opportunities. Ajay and Dalton will be available to tell you more and answer your questions.
Spring 2018
The initial chess gathering time for the Spring 2018 semester is 1:00-5:30pm on Thursdays, starting January 18. Find us in the cafeteria/atrium seating area on the south side of the Truax building (facing Anderson St). Depending on interest and student schedules, this time can be revised or expanded.  Other times are possible, but we need student leadership to make more happen. See http://tinyurl.com/MadCollegeChess for more info.
Veterans Club meeting Wed 1/24/18 Noon
Hello Veterans Club, I hope you're off to a good start this spring semester 2018. The club will have its first meeting on Wednesday 2/24/18 at noon. We will meet in the computer lab behind the front desk of the Student Development and Retention front desk across from the cafeteria. You can also just meet Ken Kohl at the Veterans lounge before noon and walk around the corner. If you come late, just ask at the SDR front desk. I hope you can make it or email me if you are interested but can't make that time. Let me know if you have questions. John  Boyne Veteran Club Advisor 608 616 3418 jboyne@madisoncollege.edu  
Call For Artists!
The Yahara Journal Student Art Show will run from March 9th through April 13th. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 23rd from 3-5pm. Best of show winners will be announced at the reception. 1st prize is $100, 2nd place $50, and 3rd place $25. The submission deadline is February 26th. Students can submit up to three items for the show. Drop off submissions at Truax in room B1260 or downtown room D105.