OakGreen Energy Efficiency Workshop Scheduled in Novi: Residents and businesses can learn how to be more energy efficient in a workshop being offered through Oakland County’s Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs. OakGreen, in partnership with the WARM Training Center and the city of Novi, will offer a free workshop for residents on Wednesday, May 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Novi Public Library, 45255 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi. Those interested should pre-register at (248) 735-5602 or (248) 343-4308. Residents can learn how to save energy and shop for energy-efficient appliances and what inexpensive materials can lower utility bills and more. For more information about the OakGreen program, visit www.OakGov.com/oakgreen or contact Nina Ignaczak at 248-858-2470 or misuracan@oakgov.com.

Online Tech to Host Spring IT Seminar in Ann Arbor Data Center: Online Tech will be hosting a spring IT seminar on Friday, May 11 at Online Tech’s newest Ann Arbor Data Center to discuss the latest trends in mobile, data security, cloud computing and HIPAA compliance. The seminar, “Spring into IT,” will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature eight unique knowledge-sharing sessions from industry-leading technology experts. Presentation topics vary from how to prevent a data breach to securing data in the cloud, and provide valuable tips for security-conscious industries, from healthcare to ecommerce. The speakers include Brian Foley, VMware; Steve Aiello, CISSP, Online Tech; Chris Schmitt, Online Tech; Adam Goslin, High Bit Security; Joe Dylewski, Health Care Management; Noah Wolff, Online Tech; and Linda Daichendt, Mobile Technology Association of Michigan. Presentations will focus on data security and compliance, ending with a special keynote speech by Linda Daichendt on the smartphone phenomenon. For more details and a complete schedule of events, visit http://www.onlinetech.com/resources/events/seminars/spring-into-it. Coffee and a continental breakfast will be served in the morning and gourmet pizza for lunch. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required.

Macomb-OU INCubator sets social media session: “Social Media: Protecting Your Brand and Other Legal Considerations” is the topic of a “Lunch and Launch” session at the Macomb-OU INCubator at Veolcity Center, 6633 18 Mile Road in Sterling Heights, on Thursday, May 31 from noon to 1 p.m. Speaker Kathy Ossian is principal and leader of Miller Canfield’s Information Technology Team and deputy leader of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. In this Lunch and Launch, Ossian will speak on the legal aspects of these new and effective communications tools — and how to correctly put them to work to enhance you and your company’s success.

Kettering University Open House Will Showcase Flint Campus May 19: The spring open house at Kettering University in Flint, Saturday, May 19, 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 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All of Kettering’s academic departments will be featured in one setting, so families can learn about Kettering’s majors, minors and academic specialties. Representatives will also be available to talk about co-op, financial aid, multicultural student initiatives, student life and study abroad. 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 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. Although Discover Kettering is an open house, registration for the program is preferred by calling (800) 955-4464, ext. 7865, or visit: http://kettering.edu/visit/. Lunch will be provided for registered guests.