Summer in the City

July 10-12, 2015

Welcome home!

Join us as we welcome alumni, friends and family back to campus to celebrate MSOE and our community. The weekend will be full of events, parties, picnics and much more!

Registration is currently closed for Summer in the City 2015. Look for the schedule and details to be available in February 2015.

The schedule below is from the Summer in the City 2014 event. We hope it will provide a flavor to you about the event and the memories you, your family and friends can create.

  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Storm the Bastille
8 p.m., Werwath Mall

Whether you plan to run the race or simply cheer on those who do, kick off Summer in the City and Bastille Days with the annual “Storming of the Bastille.” The 5-k run and two-mile walk commences at 9 p.m., leading participants through downtown’s EastTown and Historic Third Ward neighborhoods.

Meet in front of the Schroeder Library at 8 p.m. to pick up your MSOE T-shirt and water bottle. After the race, meet back at the Library for refreshments and fun! Free.

Register for Storm the Bastille

8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Alumni Partnership Center (APC), 1120 N. Broadway

Check in at reunion headquarters in the APC to pick up your registration information,T-shirt and tickets for all events. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

Breakfast with the President
8:30 – 10 a.m., APC

President Hermann Viets, Ph.D., invites you to join him for breakfast and a short presentation about the latest developments at MSOE. A question and answer opportunity will be included.


What’s the HUB-bub All About?
10 -10:30 a.m., APC

Join Dana Grennier, director of digital marketing, and Kip Kussman, community manager, as they share MSOE’s new website and online social community, Hub. Learn how you can connect with former classmates and make new friends. Become a mentor to a new student or just participate for fun. Hub is your MSOE, no matter where you are.


Campus Tour
10:30 a.m., departs from APC

Take a guided tour of MSOE’s campus. You’ll see classrooms, residence halls, the Student Life and Campus Center, assorted labs and more. Special stops include the Kern Center, the new Ruehlow Nursing Complex, and the Grohmann Museum, home of the Man at Work collection.


Back to School!
11 – 11:50 a.m.

Attend one of the following courses taught by MSOE faculty members:

Electrical Engineering Class

Allen-Bradley Hall of Science, 432 E. Kilbourn, Room S-344
Modeling, simulation, and design

Dr. Steve Williams, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science professor and chair, will teach a math-centric senior/graduate elective that looks at modern system design and analysis tools.

These rapidly progressing tools are part of the machine intelligence revolution. This session peeks into an MSOE course on physical system modeling, simulation and control design. You will get an idea of how MSOE graduates are keeping pace.


BioMolecular Engineering Class

Student Life and Campus Center, 1025 North Broadway, Room CC-200
Cell Culture – Changing the Culture of Engineering and Medicine.

Cell culture is the complex process by which live cells are grown under controlled conditions, generally outside of their natural environment. These cells are derived from animal, plant, insects or microbes including viruses and bacteria. MSOE is the first four-year engineering university to develop and teach a cell culture course to engineers.

Dr. Gul Afshan, Physics and Chemistry professor and BioMolecular Engineering program director, will show alumni how applications of this powerful discipline have affected, and
continue to affect, modern day engineering and medicine.


MSOE and MCGHSN Scholarship Luncheon
Noon – 1:30 p.m., (reception at noon, lunch served 12:30 p.m.)

Todd Wehr Auditorium, 1047 N. Broadway
Join graduates from the Milwaukee County General Hospital School of Nursing and MSOE School of Nursing for a scholarship luncheon, specifically honoring the classes of 1964 (50 year anniversary), 1989 (25 year anniversary) and 2004 (10 year anniversary). Proceeds from this event (“gold baskets”) benefit the MSOE School of Nursing.

$25 per person.

Allen-Bradley/Rockwell Automation Tour
1 – 3 p.m., bus departs APC promptly at 12:45 p.m.

Our shared 111 year history comes to life at Allen-Bradley/Rockwell Automation. We will visit the Bradley Hall and Auditorium, the Reading Room, the Green Roof, the offices of Harry and Lynde Bradley, the landmark clock tower and more. Bus transportation provided.


Entrepreneurial Mindset: The Engine of a New Economy
3:30-5:30 p.m., Grohmann Museum Auditorium, 1000 N. Broadway

Economic models of the 21st century suggest entrepreneurs are the fuel for economic growth and prosperity. While start-ups and new ventures are instrumental, the true engine of a successful business is the mindset of its leaders and workforce.

MSOE’s Rader School of Business invites you to an engaging panel discussion led by key business leaders sharing their insight into the critical role an entrepreneurial mindset
plays in their organizations’ success.


Raider Reception
5:30 – 8 p.m., Grohmann Museum, Rooftop Sculpture Garden

Unwind after a busy day of activities. Visit with other alumni and guests and enjoy hearty hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Then enjoy a short program while we recognize and bestow the annual Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award upon Patrick Kennedy ’89 and honor our special alumni, the graduates of the classes of 1964, 1989 and 2004.


2014 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

Patrick Kennedy ’89 received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from MSOE before attending Stanford University, where he received his master of science degree in 1990 and
engineer Ph.D. (all but dissertation) in 1994, both in electrical engineering.

Kennedy is a leader in the establishment of digital media businesses, and his career has included consulting, corporate and entrepreneurial positions focused on the intersection of
technology and media.

Since leaving Sony in 2004, Kennedy has focused on consulting and entrepreneurial opportunities in digital media, working with early stage technology ventures and investors, as well as strategic leadership roles advising both the Irish and Singapore governments on investing to grow digital media industries. He also served as CEO of cloud-based personalization provider Sidebar, from 2009-2012, and was responsible for significantly repositioning and enhancing the value of the company before its eventual sale.

Kennedy currently serves as chief development officer of Troika, the leading entertainment focused branding and marketing agency, and continues his focus on investing in additional ventures in the evolving digital media landscape.

Continental Breakfast
8:30-10:30 a.m., APC

Bakery, assorted juices and coffee will be offered. Stop in for some camaraderie and croissants or take a coffee and cruller to go!


Alumni Association Annual Meeting
9 – 10:30 a.m., APC

Meet your Alumni Association officers, learn what is planned for future alumni programs and events, and find out more about your own local alumni chapter.

Boomers – Take Note!
9 – 10:30 a.m., Ruehlow Nursing Complex, Room CC-131, in the Student Life and Campus Center, 1025 N. Broadway

Medicare mistakes are often very expensive and hard to fix. Worse, most people never realize they are walking into trouble until it’s too late. Avoid problems and get the information you need to make the right Medicare decisions. This 90-minute workshop is packed with crucial Medicare information, tips, and tools for those coming into, or
already on, Medicare. Presented by Diane J. Omdahl, RN, MS, president and founder of 65 Incorporated.


Campus Tour
10:45 a.m., departs from APC

Take a guided tour of MSOE’s campus. You’ll see classrooms, residence halls, the Student Life and Campus Center, assorted labs and more. Special stops include the Kern Center, the new Ruehlow Nursing Complex, and the Grohmann Museum, home of the Man at Work collection.


Man at Work Collection Tour
1 – 2:30 p.m., Grohmann Museum

This tour provides an in-depth look at Man at Work: the Eckhart G. Grohmann Collection. Spanning the previous four centuries, this collection of nearly 900 paintings and bronzes is united by one common theme: man at work.


Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan Harbor Cruise
3:30 – 5 p.m., Edelweiss Dock, 1110 N. Old World Third Street

This relaxing cruise is great for enjoying the sights of Milwaukee while cruising the Milwaukee River and shoreline of Lake Michigan on our own private boat—just MSOE alumni and their guests. The price includes all-you-can-eat Usinger brats and a Milwaukee Brewing Company microbrew. A cash bar is also available for the duration of the cruise. Soft drinks are free.

Please meet by 3:15 p.m. (15 minutes prior to departure at 3:30 p.m.) at the Edelweiss I dock, a short walk from MSOE. All passengers must be 21 or older with valid ID to board this cruise. Refunds will not be given for anyone who cannot provide valid ID.

$30 per person.

Calling All Young Alumni!
6-8 p.m.Walter Schroeder Library, 500 E. Kilbourn, front patio

Join alumni from 2000-2014, especially the class of 2004 as they celebrate their 10th reunion, to reconnect with friends from your days at MSOE! Come to the patio area in front of the Walter Schroeder Library for a cook-out: good food, good drinks and good times while you reminisce with college classmates, professors and friends. Then head to Bastille Days to keep the party going!

$10 per person

Silver and Gold Dinner
6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner, Grohmann Museum

Members of the classes of 1964 and 1989 (MSOE and MCGHSN) and their guests are invited to join Dr. and Mrs. Hermann Viets for a special reunion dinner. Reminisce with your classmates about life in college, recall the days spent in labs and classes, and celebrate your many accomplishments since graduation! Cocktails will be served on the beautiful Grohmann Museum rooftop with dinner following in the comfort of the second floor gallery. Dietary restrictions will be accommodated.

$30 per person.

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Grohmann Museum Rooftop

Before you take off for Bastille days, the Brewers game or the airport, enjoy a traditional Milwaukee picnic. The menu will include burgers, brats, hot dogs, chicken breasts, salads, chips, desserts and assorted beverages.

$10 adults, free for children 10 or younger.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals
1:10 p.m., departure from the Grohmann Museum at 12:30 p.m.

Board our chartered bus and avoid the hassles of driving to and parking at Miller Park. Then watch as the Milwaukee Brewers take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The “Crew” will give you plenty of reasons to stand up and cheer!

$35 per person includes ticket (front row bleacher seats) and chartered bus transportation

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