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Event Notices From October 23

Kettering University Open House Will Showcase Flint Campus Nov. 10: The fall open house at Kettering University on Saturday, Nov. 10, will show how Kettering's faculty, laboratories and programs can provide "The Kettering Advantage" for students interested in engineering, business, math, science and technology. The event is called Discover Kettering and it is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Karen Full, Kettering's director of Admissions, said the campus is ready to show high school and community college students and their families how to "learn more, experience more and achieve more" with Kettering's experiential learning program. "There is simply no substitute for experience in today's marketplace," she said. "Kettering connects students to learning outside the classroom as early as their freshman year. And Kettering has some of the best engineering facilities available to undergraduates in the world and they'll be on display at Discover Kettering." Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. in Kettering's Campus Center. The Academic Department Expo is from 9:30-10:30 a.m. The Welcome and Admissions Overview begins at 10:30 a.m. From 11:10 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., a series of panel discussions include Co-op Education and Experiential Learning, Financial Aid, FIRST Panel and "Students Speak." Lunch and campus tours follow. Registration for the program is preferred by calling (800) 955-4464, ext. 7865, or visit: Lunch will be provided for registered guests.

Usability Pros Set Lansing-area meet: Michigan CHI, the Michigan Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery's special interest group on human-computer interaction, has scheduled "Usability 2012: Where are we today?" for Tuesday, Oct 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Techsmith Corp., 2405 Woodlake Drive in Okemos. The meeting will present in an entertaining way how to identify, fix, and avoid a selection of usability issues that are present today. As an added bonus, you will be able to compete in an episode of "The Usability Game Show." Speaker Dave Mitropoulos-Rundus is user experience architect at Quicken Loans, owner and principal of ClearUsability LLC, a founder of the Michigan UPA, and an officer of the Michigan CHI. The cost of the event is $10 for students, $15 for UPA, CHI and IxDA members, and $20 for others. Registration, food and networing start at 6 p.m., the program at 7. More at or

Southwest Michigan First Sets Catalyst 2013: Southwest Michigan First, the economic development organization for the Kalamazoo region, has scheduled Catalyst 2013, a leadership conference, for Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, 100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo. Speakers include John Baldoni, ranked by Leadership Gurus International at No. 10 on its list of global leadership gurus in 2012. For more information, visit or contact Justine Griffin at (269) 492-3781 with questions.

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