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February is Love Your Library Month

Mark your calendar for February 12 – 19, when Kettering will celebrate Love your Library Month. It’s a wonderful chance for library lovers to recognize the value of libraries and to show their support.  

Friday, February 12, FOLA will kick off a week-long effort to raise funds that will be used to enhance the Kettering University Library for our students and faculty. As part of the kickoff, stop in from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to make a Valentine and enjoy some light refreshments.  Show the Library some Love!



Free Trainings: "Starting a Business" Classroom or Webinar

"Starting a Business" is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. This introductory seminar covers the process of starting and operating a business, evaluating market potential for products/services, costs and financing options, plus business planning for their products/services. This live Webinar is a 1-hour audio and slide presentation of a more in depth classroom version, which is also still available at various times and locations around the state.

There is no fee for the “Starting a Business” Webinar but advance and separate registration for each individual is required. Registration confirmation from MI-SBDC will include information on how the Webinar works, what to expect, and how to get set up and logged in. Register now.



Winter 2016 Grades

Get information about when mid-term and final grades are due for undergraduate, traditional graduate, and Kettering University Online programs for Winter term 2016.


Fall 2015 KES Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Jennifer Merriman and Ashley Switalski for winning the Fall 2015 KES challenge prize.



Michigan National Guard on Campus February 11

Michigan Army National Guard Officer Lunch and Learn Information Session

Who:
Anyone interested in learning about the National Guard.

What:
Meet with Michigan Army National Guard Officers. Listen to them explain what the guard is, it's role in the community, state, and Nation. What it means and how to become a commissioned officer, where you can serve your community and state. How benefits such as tuition assistance, student loan repayment, low cost healthcare insurance may be available to you.

When & Where:
February 11, 12:15 p.m.
Room 2-225 AB

Lunch provided free to the first 50 attendees

RSVP:
SSG Palka (810) 240-2264 or
keith.t.palka.mil@mail.mil



Marketing, Communication & Enrollment Engagement with Faculty Session

Led by Kip Darcy, Vice President of Marketing, Communication & Enrollment, this session will focus on the value of a Kettering education. The talk will be held on February 11 at 12:20 p.m. in room 1-817 AB and lunch will be provided to the first 75 attendees.



Check out the 1st edition of The Technician!

The latest edition of The Technician is now on stands and online! Pick it up on stands around campus or check it out on The Technician website.



Save the Date: IBM and the Holocaust

Award-winning investigative author Edwin Black will speak on February 12 at 12:20 p.m. in 1-817 AB.

Known for his human rights investigations, Black has been interviewed on hundreds of network broadcasts. Two of his books are in active production for feature films.  His talk at Kettering will focus on his investigation of IBM and the Holocaust.

With its focus on ethics and corporate actions, this talk is directly related to our undergraduate learning outcomes of ethics and professionalism. While organized by the Department of Liberal Studies, Dr.James Huggins, who teaches the computer science course on ethics, will introduce Edwin Black. The Flint Jewish Federation and the Albert Sobey Leadership and Ethics Lecture Series have made this event possible.
 
Lunch will be provided for the first 75 people.


Free "Writing a Business Plan" Workshop in Flint

A free "Writing a Business Plan" Workshop is being presented at Kettering University onTuesday, February 9 from 1-4 p.m.

Presented by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) and hosted by Kettering University; this workshop 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.

For early stage or start-up businesses, the pre-requisite to this workshop is attending the "Starting a Business" workshop which puts you on a preparation path to be ready for "Writing a Business Plan". These and other "Venture Start" workshops are offered at multiple locations and dates around the region and the state at www.sbdcmichigan.org/training

There is no fee for this workshop or any of the "Venture Start" workshops offered by MI-SBDC I-69 Trade Corridor regional office. However, advance, separate registration for each individual attending is required and can be made online.

MI-SBDC is a statewide organization funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide no-cost counseling, training, information, tools, and resources for new ventures, existing businesses, expanding businesses, and innovative technology ventures. The I-69 Trade Corridor Region serves Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Sanilac, Tuscola and Huron counties.

For more information, visit the website at www.sbdcmichigan.org or contact: MI-SBDC at Kettering University, 810.762.9660.



Sandy Hall's Retirement

Please join the Cooperative & Experiential Education Department in showing appreciation for the dedication and hard work of Sandy Hall as she begins a new chapter in her life called retirement.

Sandy has been steadfast in her 10 years of devotion to our Co-op Support Team. Please join in the celebration.

February 4, 2016
Gold Room
3-4:30 p.m.



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