Upperclass Scholarship Applications Open




Scholarship applications are available at Scholarship Universe. The deadline to apply is April 1.
In addition, don’t forget to complete your 2022-23 FAFSA to see if you are eligible to receive federal, state and/or institutional assistance. For full financial aid consideration, complete your FAFSA by March 1.
For questions, contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@kettering.edu or (810) 762-7859.

KDS February Special Events




The following are Kettering Dining Services (KDS) special events for February:

  • Feb. 1: Roaring 20s Gatsby Party Kick-off of new sweepstakes
  • Feb. 2: Southern/Soul Food Lunch at the Sunrise Cafe
  • Feb. 17: Southern/Soul Food Lunch at the Sunrise Cafe
  • Feb. 18: Big City Eats Boston at the Sunrise Cafe
  • Feb. 24: KDS Staff Chili Cook-off Lunch at the Sunrise Cafe

To receive text messages from KDS about special deals, events, promotions and more, text “Kettering” to 82257. For more information, follow KDS on Facebook and Instagram, or visit kettering.sodexomyway.com.

KSG Trampoline Park Trip on Feb. 16


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The Kettering Student Government invites you to Planet 3 Defy trampoline park at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16. Meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Court of the Campus Center to take the bus.

To register, pay $5 to Kyle Kupsche in the Student Life Office on the third floor of the Campus Center. Registration is due by Friday, Feb. 4.


Students Get Free Admission to Planetarium on Thursday


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The Kettering Student Government is sponsoring a night at the Sloan Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St., at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 27.

“Dark Side: The Light Show,” which is set to the music of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” will be featured.  For free admission, present your Kettering ID at the ticket booth.

Upcoming SAC Speaker




The Student Alumni Council (SAC) welcomes you to an Alumni Speaker Event with Sarah Halford ’96 at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in the Cowger Board Room on the second floor of the Campus Center.
Halford is the Business Operations Manager at the Davey Resource Group, a division of the Davey Tree Expert Company, where she monitors the division’s revenues and expenses to ensure its projects remain profitable. She has been with the natural resource planning and management company since 2017.
Prior to joining the Davey Resource Group, Halford spent about a decade in manufacturing at Delphi, General Motors and New Balance.
She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1996 from GMI Engineering and Management Institute, now Kettering University. She earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Michigan State University in 2004.
A boxed lunch will be provided upon the completion of this event. RSVP is required. Seating is limited to the first 25 students.
To RSVP, click here.

Welcome New Bulldog Colleagues

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Dr. Kerry Lazenby
Lecturer, Natural Sciences


Judson Matthews
Advancement Services Director, University Advancement


Alyssa Mohr
Coordinator of Greek Life, Student Leadership Development & Student Media
Student Affairs


Emily O’Boyle
Senior Digital and Social Media Specialist
Marketing and Communications


Gabriella Somers
Administrative Specialist, Mechanical Engineering

Dean’s List Luncheon for Multicultural Students on Feb. 1


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The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is having a Dean’s List Luncheon for multicultural students to honor and celebrate multicultural students who made the Dean’s List for the Summer 2021 Term.

The event is from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, in the Gold Room on the fourth floor of the Campus Center.

University Provost Dr. James Zhang will be the guest speaker.

KSG to Host Fitness Class on Jan. 25


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The Kettering Student Government is hosting a fitness class at 6 p.m. next Tuesday, Jan. 25,  in the Group Fitness Room on the third floor of the Rec Center.

The class will focus on a bodyweight and low-intensity workout. The first 15 participants will receive a free QDOBA gift card.

Welcome Week Events


The following events are scheduled in honor of Welcome Week:

  • 8 to 11 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 12: $1 smoothies and 50 cent wings at BJ’s Lounge
  • 8: 30 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 13: Bulldog Movie Night presents “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” in the Sunset Room
  • 12:15 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 14: Dippin’ Dots in the Great Court while supplies last


Bulldog Movie Night on Thursday


Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings


Bulldog Movie Night will take place at 8:30 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 13, in the Sunset Room.

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” will be shown. Free popcorn and refreshments will be available.

Winter Fitness Schedule




The following is the fitness class schedule for the Winter term at the Rec Center:

  • Mondays: Fitboard Aquatics with Machelle at 6:30 p.m.; Zumba with Mitch at 7 p.m.; Pool Party Water Aerobics with Machelle at 7:15 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: Yoga with Reagan at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: Self-Defense/Intro to Martial Arts with John at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays: Women’s Strength Training with Mike at noon
  • Mondays through Thursdays: Strength Training with Mike at 6:30 p.m.


Introducing the Kettering Fitness Initiative


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The Recreation Services Department is launching the Kettering Fitness Initiative. The program rewards you with free Kettering fitness swag for attending classes.

Start by picking up a Kettering fitness luggage tag from the front desk of the Rec Center or your first fitness class. Instructors will mark off decals on your tags to indicate your participation. The more classes you take, the better the prizes are.

  • Six classes: Lanyard and face gator
  • 12 classes: Blender bottle
  • 18 classes: Tote bag
  • 24 classes: Duffle bag
  • 30 classes: Stainless-steel water bottle

Intramural Basketball, Futsal Registration Open


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Registration for intramural 5 vs. 5 or 3 vs. 3 futsal (indoor soccer) ends at 12:30 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 14.

A mandatory, virtual meeting for captains and athletic chairs to review league regulations will be at 12:30 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 14. You’ll receive a meeting invitation after you register.

Games will be Jan. 17 – Feb. 10.

To register, click here. For questions, email Mike Rumancik at mrumancik@kettering.edu.

Powerlifting Competition on Jan. 19


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A powerlifting competition for men and women will be at 6:30 p.m. next Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the Rec Center.

Participants should arrive at 6 p.m. to sign in and warm up. During the competition, participants will test their one-rep squats, bench press and/or deadlift.

Anyone interested in participating must fill out this form and send it to Mike Rumancik at mrumancik@kettering.edu or drop it off at the front desk of the Rec Center.

Free Tennis Clinics at Rec Center




Free tennis clinics will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 12 – Feb. 9 on Court 1 in the Rec Center.

No experience is necessary. Rackets are available at the front desk.

If you are interested but can’t attend, contact Mark Taylor at mtaylor@kettering.edu to potentially set a different time.

Conversations Partner Program Connects International and American Students




Are you interested in getting to know an international student?

Kettering’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Program wants to foster casual cross-cultural conversations between international and American students through the Conversations Partner Program. Students will meet weekly outside of class to talk about the topic of their choosing (general discussion topics can be provided upon request).

The time commitment is typically about an hour a week.

To participate, contact ESL Program Lead Erin Frederickson at efrederickson@kettering.edu.

Citywide Virtual Tribute in Honor of MLK on Thursday


The 43rd Annual Citywide Virtual Tribute in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place at 6 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 13.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is the keynote speaker. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton will be the Emcee, and Kettering University Director of Corporate and Community Engagement Venetia Petteway will give the welcome.

In addition, four Kettering University students — Seana-Joy Irving (’22, Applied Mathematics), Candice Ulett (’22, ME), Chelsea Walters (’23, IE) and Chelsea Wright (’22, IE) — will be recognized. They applied for and received Dr. MLK Scholarships.

Registration is required to attend. To register, email Stephanie Jones at sjones1@kettering.edu by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11.

Welcome New Colleague

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Welcome to our newest Bulldog colleague who recently joined Kettering:


Laura Griglak
Contract/Grant Specialist, Sponsored Research