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

Get Help with Open Enrollment

Benefit Questions & Online Help Sessions

Have questions regarding your benefits? Need guidance in completing your enrollment? This is for you!

All sessions are held in the Computer Training Room 5-321, 5th Floor CC (northeast corner).

Tuesday, October 28 - 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, November 5 - 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Monday, November 10 - 12-2 p.m.

Innovation Quest Fall 2014 Week 3: Sail Boat Challenge Winners

Innovation Quest Fall 2014 Week 3: Sail Boat Challenge Winners

Week 3 Sail Boat challenge was an exciting head-to-head double elimination competition for a $100 cash prize.

Winners: Jackie Letarte and Ben Braskett won with Vivek, Ashish, Phanindra and Siddartha giving a tough competition to finish in second place.

You can take part in the competition every week on Wednesday during lunch hour.

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Learn All About Our HSA Health Plans

Looking for some additional information on Kettering's HSA eligible Health Plans? Then these sessions are for you!

All sessions held in Room A
Thursday, October 23 12:20-1:20 p.m.
Wednesday, October 29 9:05-10:05 a.m.
Monday, November 3 12:20-1:20 p.m.
Thursday, November 6 12:20-1:20 p.m.

Apply to be on Student Senate!

Are you interested in getting involved and making a difference on campus? If so, apply for a position on Student Senate. Complete the application and submit it to by the deadlines noted on the application. All guidelines for applying are in the application. Questions? Contact Kate King at

Distinguished Faculty Speaker: Provost James Zhang

The Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Speaker Series continues on Thursday, October 30 in room 2-225 AB with Dr. James Zhang, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. Dr. Zhang will be speaking about "A Linear Prediction Based Edge Detection Method with Entropy Thresholding."
Please join us. Lunch will be served.

Academic Excellence Workshop Schedule

Academic Excellence Workshop Schedule
Monday, October 20 — Monday, December 8
7:15pm – 9:15pm
Room: BUC Lounge, 5th fl. CC
Also available by appointment
Tuesday, October 21 — Tuesday, December 9
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Room: Heritage N, 4th fl. CC
Also available by appointment
Wednesday, October 22 — Wednesday, December 10
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Room: Heritage S, 4th fl. CC
Also available by appointment
Thursday, October 23 — Thursday, December 12
Circuits & Fluids Mechanics  & PHYS I & II            
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Room: Heritage N, 4th fl. CC
Also available by appointment

Campus Master Plan drop-in sessions

Three drop-in sessions are planned for any students, faculty or staff interested in learning more about the Kettering University Campus Master Plan. They will be held at 12:30, 3:30 and 6 p.m. on Monday, October 20, in Room A of the Campus Center. Tom Ayers, vice president for administration and finance, will lead the discussions.