Innovation Quest Fall 2014 Week 6 Winners: Longest Balloon Bridge

Week 6 was once again a very colorful challenge where participants were asked to construct the longest balloon bridge.

Winners of the Challenge, with a longest span of 35 feet, were once again the group of Jackie Letarte, Ben Braskett, Josh and Mary. This is their second win in a row involving balloons.

Second Place went to Carolyn and Bradley Pankow.

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Kettering 'Can-Do' Holiday Food Drive

For many years, Kettering has participated with other local colleges and universities in a food drive to support The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

This year's drive has already kicked off and we have two main drop locations: The Great Court and Thompson Hall. Please feel free to drop off your food donations or to purchase a holiday ornament for a $1 donation to the food bank. The 2014 Holiday Food Drive runs through December 19.

Not sure what to donate? Non-perishable foods such as canned goods, baking mixes, pastas, sauces, cereals, and spices make good food donations. Personal care products such as shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, and toilet paper are appreciated as well. Cash donations can also be made.

For more information please see Myra Lumpkin in the Student Life Office.

Faculty, Staff, and Partner Art Competition Winners

The Humanities Art Center had another successful opening. We had more than 100 people in attendance!  Our 23 wonderful artists submitted 42 pieces of art. The art will be on exhibition until January 29, 2015. Stop by the Humanities Art Center and Gallery on the 4th floor of the Academic Building to check out the art and see what this hidden gem has to offer.
Here are the results of the Winter 2014 Faculty, Staff, and Partner Art competition.


Diane Peters – Tropical Paths
Nadine Thor – Girl with Kitten
Barbara White – Orchard Park
Ken Kaiser – Girl with Doll

Honorable Mention

Marta Wyngaard-Tavakoli – Adams Truck 1
Kim Bone – Untitled
Jaerock Kwon - Jobs

Barbara White, Ken Kaiser, Nadine Thor, and Diane Peters

Innovation Quest Fall 2014 Week 5: Balloon Tower Challenge Winners

The Week 5 Innovation Quest was a very colorful Tallest Balloon Tower Challenge.

The winners of the challenge, with a height of 14 feet, were Jackie Letarte, Ben Braskett, Andrew Kraemer, David Bruce and Joshua Horsley.

Second place went to Carolyn and Bradley Pankow.

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TAG Day is Coming!

Tag Day 2014On Friday, November 14, Kettering University will host a Tag Day Scavenger Hunt.

Tags will pop up all over campus, highlighting some of the effects of philanthropy on the Kettering experience. If you receive scholarship support, tag, you’re it! During the day, stop by the Tag Day table in the Great Court to pick up a scholarship tag to wear and sign a thank you card for one of our generous alumni or friends.

The scavenger hunt will kick off in the Great Court and take place during common hour (beginning at 12:30 p.m.); requiring teams of 3 to 5 students to strategically search campus for information on some of our coolest campus locales. The top team wins bragging rights and a cash prize.

Email to sign up your team by Thursday, November 13, and be sure to take and share pictures using #TagKU!

Distinguished Faculty Speakers

Each term, CETL sponsors the Distinguished Faculty Speaker series.

Argos Training

Argos Core Skill Writing open training lab schedule posted for Winter Term 2015.

Fall 2014 Week 4: Pumpkin Challenge Halloween Special Winners

The Week 4 Pumpkin Challenge was a Halloween Special in which teams had to design a contraption which carried the pumpkin down a zipline before launching it as far as possible to win $100.

Carolyn and Bradley Pankow won the challenge with Caleb Lambert and Nicholas Marsh finishing in second place.

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Start Your 2015 Benefits Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for 2015 benefits opens on Monday, October 27 and runs through Monday, November 10 at 5 p.m. All the resources and information you need have been gathered in one place.

Interested in Kettering's HSA eligible Health Plans? Don't miss the information sessions about this type of plan. Need help with Open Enrollment? Human Resources has scheduled three drop-in sessions to help you with your online Open Enrollment.

Need to ask questions of one of our benefit providers? Get a flu shot? Don't miss out on the Benefit Fair on Friday, October 31!

Once you've gathered all the information and resources, get started on your online Open Enrollment.


Don't Miss the Benefit Fair

Join HR for the Benefit Fair on Friday, October 31 (Halloween Day!)  Many of our benefit providers will be available to answer questions and provide health screens and giveaways. Plus, it's a great time to connect with colleagues. Flu shots will also be available. So grab a friend or two and join in the fun!

Friday, October 31
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cafeteria - Sunset Room