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Inauguration Week Celebratory Events
Monday, April 24 – Saturday, April 29, 2017


Monday, April 24

Kick-off to Inauguration Week

Inauguration Day

  • Faculty and Staff Reception
  • Board of Regents Meeting
    Post-meeting reception with Regents and spouses

Tuesday, April 25

Corporation Member Luncheon with President Walz

Wednesday, April 27

Women’s Softball Game

  • President Walz threw the first pitch at 2:55 p.m.
  • Snacks for students

Thursday, April 27

Inauguration Week Activities

Alumni Leadership Reception

Friday, April 28

Student Activity in the Campus Center
President’s Reception in the Kern Center

Saturday, April 29

Inauguration Ceremony

MSOE Presidents


Oscar Werwath, founder

1903-1948

Karl O. Werwath '36

1948-1977

Robert R. Spitzer, Ph.D.

1977-1991

Herman Viets, Ph D.

1991-2015

John Y. Walz, Ph.D.

2016-

President's Inauguration Committee


Dr. G. Woodrow Adkins MSOE Regent, Committee Chair
Jordan Crawford '18 Student Government Association
Sandy Everts Marketing and Public Affairs
Dr. Bill Farrow Faculty representation (Mechanical Engineering Department)
Jackie Herd-Barber '84 MSOE Corporation Member
Jo Miglio President's Office
Jonathan Kowalski Interim VP of Development
Tom Krumenacher '90, '98 Alumni Association President
Dr. Anne-Marie Nickel Faculty representation (Physics and Chemistry Department)
Nick Seidler Student Life
Cathy Varebrook Alumni Affairs and Special Events

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