This Week's Events
Monday, Oct. 26:
8:00 am | Online
Tuesday, Oct. 27:
5:00 pm | Atwood Stadium

8:15 pm | Room A, CC
Wednesday, Oct. 28:
Benefits Fair & Flu Shots
10:30 am Sunset Room

Technician Meeting
12:20 pm | Technician Room

Asian American Association Meeting
12:20 pm | BJ's Lounge

M.E. Graduate Student Luncheon
12:25 pm |  1-221, MC 

Firebirds Car Club Meeting
12:30 pm | 2-225, AB 

Operations Council Weekly Meeting
12:30 pm | KSG Office

BUC Meeting
6:00 pm | BUC Lounge, 5th Floor CC
8:30 pm Rec Center - Group Exercise Room

Improv Club Meeting
10:00 pm | Great Court

Thursday, Oct. 29:
11:00 am  Employee Computer Training Room

IIE Meeting
12:20 pm | 1-210 AB

SSK Weekly Update Meeting
12:20 pm Sunset Room


12:25 pm | KSG Senate Room, 3rd Floor CC

Pre-Med Club
12:30 pm | 3-225 MC

Kettering Entrepreneur Society
8:00 pm | KES Idea Room, 5th Floor CC

Theta Xi - Bonfire
8:00 pm | 2005 Joliet St. Flint, MI

8:00 pm International Room
Friday, Oct. 30:
Halloween Reception
11:00 am Library, 2-202 AB

Model United Nations Team Meeting
12:20 pm | 4-305 AB

International Club Meeting
12:20 pm | 1-819 AB 

Activities Club Meeting
12:25 pm | Women's Resource Center
Saturday, Oct. 31:
Doctor for a Day
9:00 am | Sunset Room

Engineers Without Borders Donut Dash 2K
10:00 am Pavilion 

6th Annual Thunderstorm Tournament 
9:00 am | Athletic Fields
Sunday, Nov. 1:
Autocross Outing #1
8:30 am | AutoCity Speedway, Clio MI

INVITE: Cowger Boardroom Ribbon Cutting Lunch, October 30
Join President Dr. Robert K. McMahan and the Kettering University Board of Trustees for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Gary and Kay Cowger Boardroom on  Friday, October 30, at  12:30 p.m.

President McMahan and Gary Cowger '70 will speak and unveil the new boardroom.  Lunch for campus will be served in the Sunset Room with overflow seating available in the Sunrise Room. Tours of the board room will be available after the ribbon cutting ceremony. |  Read more about Mr. Cowger's gift to Kettering to construct the space.
Campus Drinking Water Outputs Test Results Available Online
Kettering University recently published results of testing for lead at output points used for drinking and cooking throughout campus. Nearly all sites tested as 'ND' or 'Not Detected' and all sites tested were significantly under the Environmental Protection Agency's maximum allowable level for lead of 15 ppb. Water analysis was performed using the EPA's Method 200.8 rev 5.4. | Full report. | Signed test verifications. 

Additionally, the city of Flint has made the switch back to using Lake Huron water routed through the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD). Detroit water was re-introduced into the Flint system beginning on Oct. 17. Complete replacement of the Flint River water in the system with Detroit water is expected to be completed in early November. The DWSD water contains corrosion control agents to hinder the leaching of lead from old pipes into the water. The city of Flint is also adding corrosion control agents to further minimize the risks presented by lead pipes.

Kettering University will continue to do monthly independent water testing on campus and share those results with the campus community. Questions can be directed to Nadine Thor, Director of Auxiliary Services, at  nthor@kettering.edu or  (810) 762-7904.

Students living off-campus in the city of Flint can direct questions to the Water Service Center at  (810) 766-7202. Water tests and filters are available from the city of Flint for residents.
General Determination Halloween Stencil
Add some Kettering spirit to your Halloween with a General D jack-o-lantern stencil. Share photos of your creations on social media with the #GeneralDetermination hashtag. | Click here to download the stencil.
Open Enrollment, October 26 - November 9
 Kettering University's open enrollment period runs from Monday, October 26 through 5 p.m. on Monday, November 9. Here are some important dates to keep in mind as you make your benefits choices:
  • Wednesday, October 28: Benefits Fair
  • Monday, November 9: Enrollment ends at 5 p.m.
  • Friday, December 11: 1st 2016 Pay Deduction for benefits
  • Friday, January 1, 2016: 2016 Benefits Begin
  • Friday, January 8, 2016: 1st 2016 Pay deductions for Flex Spending Accounts & HSA Contributions (by employee)
  • Friday, January 22, 2016: 1st 2016 University HSA contribution (half of annual contribution)
  • Friday, July 22, 2016: 2nd 2016 University HSA contribution (half of annual contribution)
Benefits Information Sessions
Learn what's new in 2016 and get the information you need to understand the HSA-Eligible plans being offered. Spouses are welcome to attend. All sessions are held in Room A.
  • Tuesday, October 279-10 a.m.
  • Monday, November 2: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 5: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Need Help With Open Enrollment?
Have questions regarding your benefits? Need guidance in completing your enrollment? Drop in to the Employee Computer Training Room (5-321 CC); HR team members are there to help at the following dates and times:
  • Thursday, October 2911 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 3: 1:45-3:45 p.m.
  • Monday, November 9: 9-11:30 a.m.
Benefits Fair and Flu Shots, October 28
Get your annual flu shot and learn more about your benefits from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28 in the Sunset Room.  The following providers will be on campus to answer your questions:
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Dental
  • NVA Vision
  • TIAA/CREF
  • Legal Shield
  • Ulliance-EAP
  • Tuition Exchange
The flu shots start at 10:30 a.m. and are covered by most health plans. Show your BCN or BCBS member card and the shot is free. No direct cost to you! Carriers will be billed directly. Family members are welcome. Students may also get flu shots if they present their insurance cards. 

Note: Dependents must be over 9 years of age to receive flu shot by the Visiting Nurses Association.
Welcome, Sarah Schuch
Sarah Schuch is the new communications manager at Kettering University. Schuch spent the last five years working as a reporter for The Flint Journal/MLive. She graduated from Central Michigan University in 2010 with a journalism degree. Her office is located on the 4th Floor of the Campus Center. 
Welcome, Brian Autry
Brian Autry is the new technical business analyst in the Information Technology department at Kettering. Autry is from Saginaw and graduated from ITT Technical Institute with a degree in software development.
Welcome, Jennifer Kerr
Jennifer Kerr is the new technical business analyst in the Information Technology department at Kettering. Kerr lives in Davison, Michigan, and is a huge fan of the University of Michigan Football team. 
Welcome, Amy Bober
Amy Bober is the new Accountant I at Kettering University. She lives in Montrose, Michigan, and joins Kettering with over 25 years of accounting experience. 
Can Green Tea Help Prevent Cardiovascular Disease?
Dr. Montserrat Rabago-Smith, Dr. Lihua Wang and Dr. Veronica Moorman are trying to determine how the presence of catechins found in green tea may provide preventative benefits for cancer and cardiovascular disease.  "We believe the interactions between catechins and Cytochrome c have a role in protecting individuals from cardiovascular disease," Rabago-Smith said. | Full story.  
Entrepreneurial Thinking in Supply Chain Course
Kettering University students learning about supply chain management are being challenged to think differently from their peers due to innovative modules designed by Dr. Farnaz Ghazi-Nezami, Industrial Engineering faculty member.  Ghazi-Nezami has revamped IME 452 "Design Value in Supply Chains" by encouraging students to consider various aspects of a product life cycle planning process and not just the partial elements necessary to design and deliver an item in a supply chain  |  Full story.
INVITE: Distinguished Faculty Speaker, October 29
Dr. John Geske, Computer Science department head, will be discussing "Research Frontiers in Big Data and Cloud Computing" at 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, October 29 in room 2-225 in the Academic Building. The talk is part of CETL's  Distinguished Faculty Speaker Series. Lunch will be served.
INVITE: Halloween Reception, October 30
Enjoy snacks and drinks while you make a Halloween mask from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 30, in the Kettering Library. The Halloween reception is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Archives.
Magna Student Innovation Challenge
Magna International is once again hosting its Student Innovation Challenge and seeking students with ideas to radically improve personal mobility and transportation. Last year, Kettering student Angad Mehrotra '16 was a finalist in the challenge | Click here to read Angad's story. | Click here to participate in the challenge. 
Engineers Without Borders Donut Dash 2K
Support Kettering University's Engineers Without Borders club by participating in the Donut Dash 2K at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 31.

In this 2K, you will race the first half, eat either a dozen or half dozen donuts (your choice!) and race the rest of the way back. Bottled water will be provided with registration. 

All proceeds from this event will go toward EWB traveling to the Lakota Indian Reservation in South Dakota to help build ramps for families who desperately need them. There are more than 80 families waiting to receive ramps.

The deadline to register is at midnight on Thursday, October 29. | Click here to register. 
INVITE: Saturday Math House
Do you need help with your math classes? Tutors Chadwin Hanna and Andrea Allen will be hosting math tutoring sessions for Pre-Calc. and Calc. I, II and III from 1-3 p.m. every Saturday starting on October 24 in the BUC Lounge. 
Visit the Academic Success Center
Need help to excel this term? The Academic Success Center provides support for students and faculty in a variety of ways. Visit Kettering.edu/ASC for more information.
INVITE: Writing a Business Plan Class and Starting a Business Workshop
A free class on writing a business plan is being presented from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday October 28 at Kettering University in Flint. This class covers the specifics of business planning including market research, marketing, finance, legal, operations, and management. Tools, steps, and a workbook for creating a business plan draft are included. | Click here to register.

Additionally, a one hour online webinar on starting a 
business will be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 30. This introductory workshop covers the process of starting and operating a business, evaluating market potential for products/services, costs and financing options, plus business planning.  Every registered attendee will receive a copy of the 60 page book Guide to Starting and Operating a Small Business. Click here to register.

Both the class and workshop are sponsored 
by the I-69 Trade Corridor/Thumb Region of The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) based at Kettering University in Flint.  
Event/Announcement deadline is Friday at noon for inclusion in the
next week's issue of Bulldog Weekly.