*Thursday, Jan. 23, the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) will hold an information session on the school’s graduate programs and professional development opportunities. The meeting will cover MSOE’s MBA program, master’s degrees, graduate certificates and professional development opportunities for registered professional engineers. The meeting will run from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Campus Center Building, CC361, located at 1025 N. Broadway St. in Milwaukee. For more information or to register, click here.
*Wednesday, Jan. 29, Alverno College will host a forum on “Passion, Planning and Persistence: Three Keys to Small Business Success.” The event will feature a panel of successful entrepreneurs who will discuss how small businesses and start-up ventures can thrive. Attendees will have a chance to break into small groups with each panelist and add to the conversation. The forum will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Alverno College’s Sister Joel Read Center, located at 3400 S. 43rd St. in Milwaukee. The event is free and open to the public. To register, click here.
*Friday, Jan. 31, the Moth and Wisconsin Public Radio will team up to host a GrandSLAM championship at Turner Hall. The Moth is a nonprofit organization that promotes the art of storytelling. The championship will feature 10 Moth StorySLAM winners from the past year who specialize in storytelling. A group of guest judges will select one winner. The Moth GandSLAM championship will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Turner Hall, located at 1034 N. 4th St. in Milwaukee. Admission costs $20. To purchase tickets, click here.
*Saturday, Feb. 1, the Great Lakes Pet Expo will come to the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds. In addition to featuring hundreds of animals available for adoption, the pet lovers event will include 300 exhibits, live entertainment and an interactive reptile education zone. The event will also include a Puppy Bowl as well as speed dating rounds for attendees and animals up for adoption. And in celebration of the expo’s 10th anniversary, a tribute to members of the U.S. Armed Forces will showcase the stories of men and women who have healed through the tragedies of war with the help of pets. The family-friendly expo will begin at 10 a.m. on fair grounds, located at 640 S. 84th St. in West Allis. Cost is $6 for adults. Admission is free for veterans, military personnel with I.D. and children under age 12. All event proceeds will benefit homeless veterans, companion animals and their families throughout the state. For more information, visit www.petexpomilwaukee.com.