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


Fitness Class



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

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 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 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

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 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

Michigan Minimum Wage to Increase on Jan. 1


Students working on campus will earn more in 2022! The minimum wage rate will increase to $9.87 on Jan. 1, up from the current $9.65. Michigan’s Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act of 2018 establishes the annual schedule and increases.

Olivia Wright Receives Collegiate Guiding Star Award


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Olivia Wright (’23, IE/MGMT) was named a Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Collegiate Guiding Star.

This award recognizes exceptional collegiate leaders who have made outstanding contributions to SWE, the engineering community, their campus, and the community and have been a member of SWE for at least two years. No more than 15 Guiding Star Awards are presented each year nationally.

“It is such an honor to be nominated by the section. Thank you for this opportunity,” Wright said. “All of our ideas and initiatives could not be possible without the tremendous support and help from our members.”

Wright will receive the award at the SWE Local Conference in Buffalo, New York, in April.

Robot Honor Society Inducts New Members

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Eight new members were welcomed into the Robot Honor Society on Dec. 7 during an event.

The Robot Honor Society recognizes 1 percent of students for their outstanding creative leadership, service that transcends self and citizenship that demonstrates responsibility. Students go through a highly selective process conducted by their peers, staff and faculty.

Congratulations to the following new members:


Parker Authier
’22, EE/CE


Alexandra Bahm
’24, Management


Rachel Learman
’22, Biochem


Austin Schmitz
’23, ME


Candance Ulett
’22, ME


Valerie Verhaeghe
’22, Applied Biology

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Dr. Veronica Moorman
Associate Professor of Biochemistry

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Dr. Allan Taylor
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Holiday Break Reminder, Building Access


As you get ready to head out and enjoy the holiday break, remember to double-check the following:

  • All areas should be locked
  • Space heaters, fans, lights, computers, other machines turned off
  • Remove plastic liner from your wastebasket, tie it up and put it in a trash barrel provided in the hallway
  • Clean all food from your desk area and refrigerators
  • Remove any “natural” decorations from buildings to minimize fire hazards
  • There will be no Bulldog Weekly on Dec. 28 or Jan. 4.

Building Access
Effective at 7 a.m., this Thursday, Dec. 23, until the resumption of business on Tuesday, Jan. 4, building access will be as follows:

  • Campus Center: Access only through front doors on Chevrolet Avenue
  • Academic Building: Access through the Campus Center front doors on Chevrolet Avenue via the tunnel. Check in at the Campus Safety Office.
  • C.S. Mott Building: Access through the Campus Center front doors on Chevrolet Avenue. Check in at the Campus Safety Office.
  • Rec Center/Thompson Hall: Closed

Note, students will not have access to campus buildings through 7 a.m., Monday, Jan. 10. If faculty members want students to have access, advanced permission must be granted by the Provost’s Office.

Call Campus Safety at (810) 762) 9501 in case of emergency.

Late-Night Breakfast on Wednesday




Late-Night Breakfast will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15 in the Sunset Room.
Free T-shirts are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Prizes will be raffled.

Time Capsule Contributions Needed


Time Capsule


The Wellness Center is accepting contributions for the 50-year time capsule, which will be stored in the wall of the Learning Commons.

Items to consider for the time capsule include, photos of campus, the local area or fraternity/sorority class photos, current event newspaper clippings, fashion advertisements, media expressions, Kettering memorabilia or pictures of gas prices. Think outside of the box to make this fun and educational for future Kettering students.

Contributions can be dropped off at the Wellness Center on the first floor of the Campus Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Congratulations Becky Ibbotson on Retirement


Becky Ibbotson, Assistant Registrar, is retiring Dec. 31.

She started at Kettering part-time in 1998 and moved to full-time in 2002. Her contributions to the Registrar’s Office — and the University overall — are extraordinary, particularly her commitment to the annual Commencement ceremony.

Becky will be greatly missed by all of those fortunate enough to work with her every day. We wish her the very best in her retirement. Feel free to stop by the Registrar’s Office to wish Becky well!

Alpha Pi Mu Initiates Five New Members



Emily Hong
’24, IE


Wyatt Moser
’23, IE


Lauren Tithof
’23, IE


Chloe Wegener
’22, IE


Olivia Wright
’23, IE and Mgmt


Alpha Pi Mu, the industrial engineering honor society, initiated five new members during a ceremony Dec. 7.

To qualify for membership, students must be in the top 20 percent of their junior class or top 33 percent of their senior class and exhibit positive character traits.

Congratulations to the following students:

Panopto Unavailable on Jan. 8




Panopto, the University’s video management system, will be unavailable from 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 until 1 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 9 for system upgrades and maintenance.

During this time, you won’t have access to any video content in the Panopto system or in online courses.

Please plan your coursework around this outage. Thanks for understanding.