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All are invited to hear Dr. Karl H. David, chair of the Mathematics Department and associate professor, deliver his “Last Lecture” on Thursday, May 1 at 6 p.m. in the Todd Wehr Auditorium, 1047 N. Broadway. He will give the fifth annual lecture in MSOE’s Last Lecture series, in which one member of the MSOE staff or faculty is invited to pass on their greatest and most succinct knowledge and life-experiences to the MSOE community. David, who taught at MSOE for 15 years, will reflect on his time at MSOE and also share his life experiences and accomplishments.

The purpose of the series is twofold: to recognize a faculty or staff member for his or her years of service and contributions to the university, and for those in attendance to learn what the speaker truly believes are the most important facets of their human life experiences and accomplishments. Students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to nominate speakers from a list of eligible individuals, and the speaker is chosen by the Student Life Office.

David joined the MSOE faculty in 1999, and became chair of the Mathematics Department in 2001. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, all in mathematics. In 2007 he received MSOE’s Oscar Werwath Distinguished Teacher Award. Under his tutelage, two degree programs were created in the Mathematics Department in 2013: Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science and Bachelor of Science in Operations Research.

His teaching experience includes a professorship at Wells College in New York, where he also served as department chairman and chairman of the sciences division and the faculty personnel committee. David also taught at Cornell University, Middlebury College, Union College and Westfield State College. His writing has appeared in professional mathematics publications and he has authored several articles for ornithological publications.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

MSOE's annual Health and Wellness Fair will be Thursday, May 1, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Kern Center, 1245 N. Broadway.

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This free community event will include free or low-cost health screening tests, giveaways, healthy snacks, live demos and mini massages. Experts will also provide information on preventative, environmental and holistic health, exercise, cardiac and cancer awareness and much more. The Health and Wellness Fair is for adults of any age or stage of life, and is sponsored by MSOE Health Services and MSOE School of Nursing. Find more information at www.msoe.edu/healthfair.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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The Grohmann Museum’s newest exhibition opens Friday, May 16. Art Shay: Working will feature the legendary photographer’s images of work and the worker.

Nihil sine magno labore (nothing without great labor) was one of the few things Art Shay learned in his year at Brooklyn College before service as a much-decorated lead navigator in World War II. Though he was unsure of the significance of the Latin phrase at the time, its impact surely was felt throughout Shay’s career as a photographer for LIFE, Time and Fortune magazines, leading to his work in a variety of labor situations.

Be they images of linemen or those on the assembly line, his affinity for capturing work and the worker has produced an unparalleled catalogue of images of human industry in its many forms. This special exhibition features a selection of dozens of Shay’s finest scenes of work, labor and pictures “made of fellow and sister laborers.”

Art Shay: Working will be on display May 16 through Aug. 17. Museum guests are invited to a special gallery talk event with Shay to celebrate the opening of the exhibit on Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. Admission is free for the event.

The Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 1,000 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work: from farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering. The Grohmann Museum welcomes visitors to three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed as well as themed exhibitions. The museum is owned by MSOE, an independent university with about 2,600 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.

MSOE received three awards at the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) 2014 Northern Plains Regional Conference, including the prestigious “Innovative Programming Award” for its Hunger Games Dodge Ball event. The award is presented for an innovative program conceived by the campus and is based on student involvement, creativity and the success of the program, as determined by the achievement of stated program goals. Hunger Games Dodge Ball was one of the many events MSOE’s Student Union Board (SUB) planned for their annual SUB-Zero Days celebration.

MSOE took first place in the Single Color Clothing Design Graphics Competition for SUB’s President’s Mini-Golf Advertising shirt, designed by Libby Donohew, Joey Dusal and Marissa Parent. MSOE also received first place in the Multi-color Clothing Design Graphics Competitions for the Society of Women Engineers Hands-on Future event shirt, designed by Daniel Copeland and Anna Gutman.

Representing MSOE at the conference were: Libby Donohew, Joey Dusel, Kash Engineer, Levi Hoskins, Marissa Parent, Susan Snow, Phoebe Skowronski and advisor Nick Seidler. The conference offers leadership training and workshops on campus engagement for students who are involved in planning events for their campus community.

NACA is the recognized leader in higher education for providing members with innovative practices and access to programs that support campus engagement. The Northern Plains Region covers all the universities and colleges in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and the Canadian Provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and western Ontario.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.