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MSOE’s School of Nursing will offer a Master of Science in Nursing: Health Care Systems Management beginning Fall 2014. The demand for well-educated, business-oriented professional nurses in managerial and leadership roles is growing due to the increasing complexity of the health care system.

Nurses at mid-management and executive levels and nurse entrepreneurs must manage financial resources and human capital, analyze large data sets, understand complex organizational systems, and ensure quality and safety, all through the lens of nursing practice.

The new MSN degree at MSOE meets this need and is unique in that many courses are co-taught. For example, the first half of “Statistical Thinking and Data Analytics” is taught by faculty in the Rader School of Business. The second half is taught by faculty in the School of Nursing who will then apply the business learning to a health care setting.

The MSN in Health Care Systems Management is best described as a graduate degree in nursing blended with business concepts. The unique blend of nursing, business and engineering concepts will equip graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to function effectively in the health care environment. Courses are available via blended-Internet format, combining the benefits of face-to-face interaction with the convenience of online learning.

More information is available at www.msoe.edu/nursing.

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.

Three Wisconsin high school teachers received the VIP Excellence in Teaching Award from Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Each academic quarter, graduating students from MSOE are invited to nominate an individual from their own secondary school experience for the VIP Excellence in Teaching Award. The award recognizes individuals who not only “know their stuff,” but can communicate it, and whose commitment to others includes encouragement of further educational and career goals.

MSOE is proud to recognize those who have had a significant influence on their students’ futures and in some important way, motivated them, inspired them and helped make it happen for them.

Congratulations to:

  • Lee Blount, Wilmot Union High School, Wilmot, Wis.
  • David Clarke, Nathan Hale High School, West Allis, Wis.
  • Chris Streufert, Arrowhead High School, Hartland, Wis.
    (formerly of Kaukauna High School, Kaukauna, Wis.)

 

Lee Blount was nominated by his former student Cynthia Przybylski, who graduated from MSOE with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. In her nomination Przybylski said, “Mr. Blount made learning fun, and he developed a relationship with each one of his students. With his amazing ability to connect with everyone he had in class, Mr. Blount not only taught his students science, but also how to become a good person.”

Anthony Leonardelli, who graduated from MSOE with high honors and a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering and master’s degree in structural engineering, nominated his former teacher David Clarke. He said, “Mr. Clarke challenged us to surpass our own expectations, and he taught us the study skills necessary to accomplish this goal. He fostered an atmosphere of learning, infused humor into his lessons, and attempted to impart to us his excitement for the material. Mr. Clarke gave me the first sampling of the rigor of college coursework. He motivated me to work hard and provided me the necessary study skills to thrive.”

Chris Streufert was nominated by Mitchell Uitenbroek, who graduated from MSOE with honors and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Uitenbroek was one of Streufert’s students at Kaukauna High School. In his nomination he said, “Mr. Streufert did a tremendous job of not only teaching the material, but connecting to his students and making sure they understood what was being taught. He helped me enjoy learning how the world works and why things react the way they do.”

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.

Friday, May 23 is Senior Project Day at MSOE and more than 80 projects will be on display at the Walter Schroeder Library, 500 E. Kilbourn Ave; Werwath Mall, between the Library and Allen-Bradley Hall of Science; Student Life and Campus Center, 1025 N. Broadway; and Todd Wehr Auditorium, 1047 N. Broadway.

Throughout their senior year, MSOE students collaborate with classmates on a final project related to their degree program. It’s an opportunity for them to take everything they’ve learned in their time at MSOE and put it to use in a real-life application. The projects are often sponsored by companies looking to solve a problem, and others are driven by a student’s interests.

  • School of Nursing – 10 a.m. to Noon – Student Life and Campus Center, Ruehlow Nursing Complex
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Walter Schroeder Library and Werwath Mall
  • Physics and Chemistry Department – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Student Life and Campus Center, second floor
  • Mechanical Engineering Department – Noon to 3 p.m. – Todd Wehr Auditorium

 

A complete list of projects can be downloaded here (PDF).

Here is a short list of examples:

Formula Hybrid Race Car
Unique features of this hybrid one-seater car include an electronic throttle system and a power combining transmission. Vehicles like this traditionally couple an electric motor and gasoline engine to the wheels via a chain and sprocket system, which averages 83% efficiency, and is 92% efficient at best. MSOE’s vehicle, with the geared transmission and no chains, sees 98-99% efficiency. Students designed and built this vehicle for the SAE Formula Hybrid Competition. Location: Todd Wehr Auditorium

Ag-Rover
his autonomous ground rover represents the future of agriculture. The Ag-Rover receives commands wirelessly and traverses farmland terrain with full autonomy. It looks like your average Toro Workman MDE, until it starts driving all on its own!  It is part of a robotic system including drones and quadcopters currently being co-developed with Santa Clara University in California. The Ag-Rover will enable large-scale commercial farms to collect data and accurately monitor and micromanage their crops. Location: Todd Wehr Auditorium

Adaptive Camouflage
Military vehicles and equipment are painted with camouflage – which is great until they move into a different terrain. Adaptive Camouflage is a device that captures scenes of the environment and processes the image to determine a pattern for the vehicle that best fits the terrain type. Location: Walter Schroeder Library

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.

Dylan Shiltz, a senior mechanical engineering student, received the SAME ROTC Award of Merit. The award was presented by U.S. Navy Rear Admiral David Steindl on behalf of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) at the Tri-ROTC awards ceremony. Shiltz is part of the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), a college-based program for training commissioned officers of the United States armed forces. He also is an MSOE University Scholar and has maintained a cumulative GPA of 4.0.

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The SAME ROTC Award of Merit is a bronze medal with bronze key replica, and was authorized in 1948 to be awarded annually to outstanding junior and senior engineering students in the ROTC. A central military service board in each case selects the outstanding students for the awards from nominations submitted by the Professors of Military Science and Technology, Professors of Naval Science, and Professors of Aerospace Studies.

To be eligible for the award students must be a junior or senior engineering student actively enrolled in an ABET accredited school and in ROTC. Nominees must be in the top 25 percent of their engineering class and in the top 25 percent of their ROTC class. A maximum of 20 medals per service area (Air Force, Army and Navy) may be given. Shiltz was one of only two students who received this award in the Northwest Detachment.

“I’ve had Dylan in several classes and have worked closely with him on two different energy research projects,” said Dr. Christopher Damm, mechanical engineering professor. “Academically, Dylan is one of the best students I have known in 13 years of college teaching. He is also a gifted leader, with a quiet confidence that people respond to. He has a tremendously bright future ahead of him.”

Shiltz joined the Air Force ROTC for a number of reasons. “Like many engineering students, I am drawn to opportunities to work on exciting technology, and the Air Force offers engineering opportunities that simply cannot be found elsewhere,” he said. “I am also constantly seeking to challenge myself and develop my leadership skills. Most importantly, however, I feel extremely fortunate to live in a country where our security and freedoms are so well protected, in a world where this is not the case for many. I think it’s important that we each find our own way to give back to society, to take advantage of our opportunities, and to ensure that these opportunities are passed on to others.”

“I knew I wanted to pursue engineering before I had finished high school,” said Shiltz. “I took two Project Lead The Way courses, which helped me determine that mechanical engineering was my major of choice. As a Milwaukee native, MSOE seemed like a natural choice to pursue my undergraduate education.”

“Throughout my AFROTC experience, I have enjoyed the camaraderie with my fellow cadets more than anything. It’s very rewarding working with others who share your values and interests, facing challenges together, and learning from each other.”

After graduating from MSOE, Shiltz will attend MIT to earn a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. Ultimately, he plans to enter the active duty Air Force as a developmental engineer.

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.

Milwaukee School of Engineering will salute more than 425 undergraduate and graduate students at Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 24 at the Kern Center. Entrepreneurs Michael S. Erwin ’94 and Robert E. Vieau ’69 are the keynote speakers and will receive Honorary Doctor of Engineering degrees.

Dylan Shiltz is the class respondent, the honor that goes to the graduate with the highest GPA. Shiltz is graduating with high honors and will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has maintained a cumulative GPA of 4.0, is an MSOE University Scholar, and a member of the Air Force ROTC. Shiltz recently received the Society of American Military Engineers ROTC Award of Merit.

Collin Matthews and Mollie Zuberbier will receive the Alumni Association Award. Recipients of this prestigious award are first nominated by faculty members in their respective academic departments and then the entire graduating class selects from among its peers the student who is most deserving. Matthews, an electrical engineering major, is graduating with honors, and Zuberbier, an international business major, is graduating with high honors.

Honorary Degree Recipients:

Michael S. Erwin

MSOE Corporation member Michael S. Erwin graduated from MSOE in 1994 with a degree in management systems. He enthusiastically serves as the CEO of Tailored Label Products in Menomonee Falls, Wis., and is an investor in other regional manufacturing firms. Tailored Label Products is an award winning world class manufacturer and designer of product identification tags, labels, adhesive components and crowd control products. The company has been recognized as Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year in 2005 and 2013, six-time winner of INC 5000’s Fastest Growing Company Award, a four-time winner of the Top 100 Best Workplaces in Milwaukee and six-time winner of the Best Printing Industry Workplaces in America.

Erwin serves on the boards of several engineering-intensive manufacturing businesses and non-profit organizations, including United Way of Waukesha County, Community Memorial Hospital Foundation and MSOE. He holds six patents, is a two-time winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and two-time winner of the BizTimes – BRAVO Entrepreneur Award and has been a senior guest lecturer for 15 years at MSOE. Erwin and his wife Nancy have been married for 37 years, with two grown daughters and two granddaughters.

Robert E. Vieau

MSOE Regent Robert E. Vieau graduated from MSOE in 1969 with a degree in electrical engineering. His degree from MSOE provided the academic credentials for his long career in high tech, with companies such as Texas Instruments (1969-1983) and Compaq Computer Corp. (1983-1991). At Compaq, Vieau served as the senior vice president of corporate operations and was responsible for global manufacturing of the desktop and portable computer lines with operations in Houston, Singapore and Scotland. There he demonstrated his management breadth, with ownership of an operating budget of over $300M, a capital budget of $100M and 5,000 employees worldwide. In addition, he was named to Business Month’s Management Dream Team in September 1989.

In 1993 Vieau moved to the Thomas-Conrad Corp., where he became president and CEO. He led the company through massive change, culminating in the successful acquisition of the company by Compaq Computer in 1995. He is also president and owner of Vieau and Company, through which he provides consulting services.

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.

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build, has announced that MSOE was one of ten regional winners of its third annual National Design-Build Student Competition. Seniors Donald Bogle, AE/CM; Jordan Borst, AE/MSST; Benjamin Ihlen, AE/MSST; and Zane Witt, AE/MSST are members of MSOE’s team, which is advised by Associate Professor Robert Lemke.

Student teams from leading design, construction and engineering universities across the country entered the competition to demonstrate design-build best practices by proposing a delivery solution to design and construct a more than 120,000-square-foot comprehensive recreation center on a college campus.

DBIA’s 2014 National Design-Build Student Competition Regional winners represent teams from California State University, Long Beach, Colorado State University, Iowa State University, MSOE, New School of Architecture & Design, Roger Williams University, University of Florida, University of Oklahoma, and University of Washington

Regional juries, comprised of industry veteran professionals, selected the 10 regional winners for the first phase of the competition based on their Request for Qualifications (RFQ) submissions, which advance them to the second phase of the competition. In the second phase, a Request for Proposals (RFP) will be released to each finalist team. From this pool of finalists, the top teams will be invited to present their proposals before an expert panel on Oct. 4 during the 2014 Design-Build Conference and Expo in Dallas, Texas. The final winners will be announced and presented awards at the Conference.

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.

wentz_blake_web.jpgDr. Blake Wentz has been named chair of the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management (CAECM) Department at Milwaukee School of Engineering, effective Fall 2014. Wentz joined the faculty at MSOE in 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Nebraska. He has a Ph.D. in Construction Management from Indiana State and his areas of specialization are construction law and mechanical systems.

Since 2008, Wentz has served as the construction management program director at MSOE. He is the faculty advisor for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Student Chapter, whose competition teams have qualified for the national finals several times, winning the national title in 2011 and 2013. They were finalists in 2012 and 2014.

Wentz was named the Educator of the Year for 2008 by Wisconsin Builder Magazine, was the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) National Educator of the Year in 2010 and was named MCAA Educator of the Year in 2011 and 2012. In 2013 he was the AGC Associate of the Year. He is also involved in consulting activities and has been an expert witness for construction legal disputes as well as being a keynote speaker for various organizations and is an instructor for the AGC of Wisconsin’s Leadership and Business Management program, teaching the ethics component of that course. Wentz is a co-author of a textbook on Construction and Engineering Law that was released in 2013 in which he authored the ethics chapter of the book.

Currently, Wentz is serving as the owner’s representative for the MSOE Tower Apartments construction project. The student residence tower is slated to open this fall and features studio and 1- and 2-bedroom apartments for upperclassmen and graduate students.

Prior to becoming a college professor, Wentz owned and operated his family’s mechanical contracting business, Wentz Plumbing and Heating, in Lincoln, Neb.

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.

NACC_Award.jpgThe Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference announced that MSOE has won the 2013-14 NACC Men’s All-Sports Award. The Raiders had a 9.69 index over eight NACC-sponsored sports to claim the award over Aurora and Concordia Wisconsin with an 8.94 index each. The conference gives points based on regular season and post-season finish and averages those points out among the number of sponsored sports.

“I’m very proud of our student-athletes and coaches for this accomplishment,” MSOE Director of Athletics Dan Harris said. “We have strived for many years to be a well-rounded department that finds success across a number of sports, instead of just one or two standout programs. I think this award validates our efforts and I could not be more proud.”

MSOE posted top-three finishes in six of its eight sports to win its first All-Sports Award ever. The Red and White teams competed for an award in the Lake Michigan Conference from 1992-2006 and in the NACC since the 2006-07 season. The Men’s Teams claimed a regular-season title in tennis, runner-up finishes in basketball, cross country, both indoor and outdoor track & field, and a third-place finish by the golf team.

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.

Five members of the MSOE Bowling Team were named Academic All-Americans by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association for the 2013-14 season. To qualify for this award, bowlers must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA. The team is coached by Stephanie Parrish ’03.

Congratulations to:

  • Donald Deda, mechanical engineering major
  • Brandon DuPrey, computer engineering major
  • Kyle Kallhauge, mechanical engineering major
  • Dylan Keegan, software engineering major
  • Turner Swanson, mechanical engineering major and team captain

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Back row, left to right: Coach Stephanie Parrish '03, Kyle Kallhauge, Turner Swanson, Donald Deda.
Front row, left to right: Brandon DuPrey, Dylan Keegan

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.

President Hermann Viets, Ph.D. hosted the annual President's Student Leadership Dinner on May 7. An outstanding group of more than 70 students were nominated for leadership awards at MSOE this year. Congratulations to all who were nominated and to the winners:

Outstanding Student Award

Sherri Biendarra, of West Bend, Wis., was chosen as the 2014 recipient of the Fred F. Loock Outstanding Student Award. This award is presented annually to the MSOE senior student, who, in the opinion of the faculty, most notably combines an excellent academic record and has at the same time demonstrated leadership and professional bearing in extracurricular or community service activities. It is the most prestigious student testimonial that MSOE bestows. Biendarra will graduate May 24 with a bachelor’s degree in biomolecular engineering from MSOE.

Other Awards

Vincent R. Canino Outstanding Biomedical Engineering Senior Student Award
Kimberly Fritz, Friendship, Wis., biomedical engineering

Nursing Leadership Award
Amy Brogley, Cuba City, Wis., nursing

Matt W. Fuchs Outstanding AE&BC Senior Student Award
Evan Crayford, River Falls, Wis., architectural engineering and construction management

Thomas W. Davis Student Leadership Award
Marissa Parent, Dodgeville, Wis., management information systems

Daniel E. Sahs Award for Service
Robin DeBoer, Milwaukee, electrical engineering

Outstanding Peer Assistant Award
John Krenzer, South Milwaukee, Wis., computer engineering

Resident Assistant Programming Award
Ethan Sippel, Mt. Calvary, Wis., architectural engineering and construction management

Greek of the Year Award
Sean McGarry, Hoffman Estates, Ill., biomedical engineering

Student Employee of the Year Award
Jasmine Strickler, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, business management

Senior Men’s Athlete of the Year Award
Scott Loftus, Germantown, Wis., golf, mechanical engineering

Senior Women’s Athlete of the Year Award
Paula Bohl, Muskego, Wis., soccer, business management ’13, M.S. in marketing and export management

Scholar Men’s Athlete of the Year Award
Patrick Gathof, Beloit, Wis., soccer, industrial engineering

Scholar Women’s Athlete of the Year Award
Elizabeth Kelnhofer, Hales Corners, Wis., rowing, mechanical engineering

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.

The Grohmann Museum has acquired 54 bridge photographs by David Plowden. The collection was a gift to the museum by the artist following the exhibition Bridges: The Spans of North America (Grohmann Museum, 2013). The photos were initially selected for the exhibition, but Plowden later decided that the Grohmann Museum would be an ideal home for the images in perpetuity, given MSOE’s engineering focus and the images themselves documenting engineering marvels across the North American landscape.

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Plowden spent years photographing dozens of bridges as part of a Guggenheim fellowship. Many of these bridges no longer exist, except for in the memory and in these captivating works. In Plowden’s words, “there is no more overt, powerful or rational expression of accomplishment—of man’s ability to build.”

The addition of Plowden’s images to the Grohmann Museum’s permanent collection allows the museum to replicate the entire exhibition in the future or to select a number of them for display at any given time. This gift greatly increases the scope and quality of the collection, and the photos will be enjoyed by students, faculty, staff and museum patrons for years to come.

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.

_MG_7604_web.jpgThe popular Piano Portraits Concert Series, featuring pianist Dr. Jeffrey Hollander, returns to the Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway. Inspired by classical compositions, popular tunes and jazz improvisations, Hollander weaves a series of fantasies touching on sentiment, brilliance, humor and deep pathos in a living concert. He likes to share interesting anecdotes about the composers and requests themes from the audience for improvisation at the conclusion. His stunning concerts have thrilled audiences in America and Europe. He has appeared as a soloist with the Milwaukee and Chicago symphonies. The Piano Portraits Concert Series was created specifically for the Grohmann Museum, and takes thematic inspiration from the museum’s exhibitions.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. MSOE faculty, staff and students are admitted free. Call (414) 277-2300 or email grohmannmuseum@msoe.edu for tickets or more information.

May 10, 2014, 3 p.m.
Someone to Watch Over Me: A Celebration of Mother’s Day, featuring selected works by George Gershwin, Frederic Chopin, and improvisations on beautiful songs of the 1930s and 1940s.

June 29, 2014, 2 p.m.
Under Paris Skies: Inspired by the City of Paris, featuring the music of Frederic Chopin, Camille Saint-Saens and Claude Debussy, and improvisations on popular songs written about Paris.

Aug. 16, 2014, 3 p.m.
Rhapsody: The World of Franz Liszt, featuring the brilliant concert music of pianist Franz Liszt and Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz, as well as improvisations on the romantic melodies of Hollywood’s Harry Warren, composer of “42nd Street.”

Oct. 25, 2014, 3 p.m.
When you Wish Upon a Star: Inspired by the Carl Spitzweg Collection, featuring the music of Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner, and Spanish romantic composer Enrique Granados, followed by free romantic improvisations.

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.

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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.