Senior Lessons Presentation Today


A virtual Senior Lessons Presentation will be from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. today.
Greyson Collins (’22, ME), Riese Goerlich (’22, ME) and Mechanical Engineering Professor Dr. Massoud Tavakoli will present seniors’ lessons when it comes to learning and physical disabilities. Topics covered will include things we could have done better as seniors and what we had to do to have a better learning experience at Kettering.
Overall, the lessons learned will help other students understand what they need to do as their years at Kettering progress.
To participate, click here.
Meeting ID: 936 1725 8596
Passcode: kR8K3J

Upcoming SAC Speaker




The Student Alumni Council (SAC) welcomes you to an Alumni Speaker Event with Jamie Zinser ’99 at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Cowger Board Room on the second floor of the Campus Center.
Zinser has been the Vice President of Global Automotive Sales and Marketing at Novelis since September 2021. Her job is to debut a new electric-vehicle battery enclosure that is half as light as the steel enclosure thanks to its aluminum-sheet construction. She previously worked as the Chief Technology Officer at Global Automotive Systems for more than a year after spending more than 20 years at her Co-op employer, Dura Automotive Systems, where her last role was Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.
Zinser earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University.
Tim Noonan, the host of Kettering University’s podcast Horsepower to Hyperloops, will record a podcast with Zinser at noon. Students, who are interested in arriving early, can listen to the interview.
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.
To attend the event virtually, click here.

Time Management Workshop on Tuesday


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The Academic Success Center and Student Affairs are hosting a time management workshop from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the Gold Room on the fourth floor of the Campus Center.
The workshop will feature an in-depth discussion on how to successfully plan your schedule, prioritize objectives and implement strategies.
To RSVP, click here.

GEO Club Looking for New Members


The Green Engineering Organization (GEO) Club is dedicated to increasing environmental awareness and conscientious leadership among Kettering’s students, faculty and staff while implementing environmentally friendly practices on campus and its surrounding area.

For more information about the GEO Club, click here.

Anyone interested in joining the GEO Club can email Dr. Ahmad Pourmovahed at

Welcome Center Tour Guides Wanted


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The Welcome Center is hiring tour guides for Summer 2022.

Students should be active and enthusiastic to share their positive Kettering experience with prospective students, families, alumni and other campus visitors. Tour guides play an integral part in campus tours, information sessions and more.

For questions about this paid role or if you are interested, contact the Welcome Center at

Welcome New Bulldog Colleague

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Welcome to our newest colleague who recently joined Kettering:


Martha Davis
Executive Administrative Assistant
Administration and Finance

Kettering Team Gets Resolution Passed at Model UN Conference


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Kettering University’s Model United Nations team attended the Harvard National Model United Nations Conference in Boston on Feb. 9-13.

Kettering’s delegation of Kevin Patterson (’24, EE), Robin Pelayo (’22, CS/Applied Mathematics), Austin Schmitz (’22, ME), Hemanth Tadepalli (’23, CS) and Liberal Studies Department Chairman Dr. Babak Elahi was selected to represent the Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) and the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM) for the country of Paraguay. About 130 schools represented 43 countries during the 68th annual event.

As part of the DISEC, the team presented a resolution on the Proliferation of Drone Technology, which was created in collaboration with other teams. The resolution defined the values and ethics of drone technology, including commercial and military usage.

“With cybersecurity being an important aspect of this and having our technical expertise from Kettering, we were so useful in the debates and construction of our paper,” said the team’s head delegate Hemanth Tadepalli. “Additionally, we created a resolution that defined when drones should be used as well as who should have control.”

In the SOCHUM, the team addressed issues facing non-self-governing territories given that their administering powers don’t have existing systems of accountability. They chose the position that citizens of non-self-governing territories should have the right to bring up issues to the United Nations (UN) regarding their culture, heritage, traditions and artifacts and that their administering powers should not vote on issues concerning non-self-governing territories.

“We believe that they have the right to either become their own nation or integrate into their administering power with the guarantee from the UN that all referendums would be fair and any abuses of power or destruction of indigenous culture would result in swift action from the UN,” said Kettering delegate Austin Schmitz.

Others agreed, and their resolution was passed.

Tadepalli said the team plans to attend more conferences next year. Students interested in participating can email him at or Dr. Michael Callahan at

Business Speaker Series Event on March 3




The School of Management’s Business Speaker Series: Entrepreneurship for All with John Kelley will be at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, March 3 in the Sunset Room on the second floor of the Campus Center.

Kelley is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cerehealth Corporation, cloud-based brain analytics and diagnostics brain imaging company based in Littleton, Colorado.

You’ll learn how to maximize your unique strengths and harness your thinking patterns to set yourself up for success as an entrepreneur in any field.

Lunch will be served. Anyone who registers to attend will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. You must be present to win.

To RSVP, click here.

Kettering DECA Teams Wins 29 Awards at State Conference




A team of 30 Kettering University students participated virtually in the 2022 DECA State Career Development Conference Feb. 3-5. Six other universities also participated.

The team, which consists of business, engineering, science, technology and math majors, took home eight first-place awards, nine second-place awards and four third-place awards.

Kettering had the second-largest participating team, with half of its members participating in collegiate DECA for the first time.

Twenty-one team members are eligible to compete in the International Career Development Conference on April 9-12 in Baltimore.

The other six universities that competed were Clearly University, Davenport University, Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University, Northwood University and Michigan Technological University.

DECA promotes professionalism through business and entrepreneurship at both the collegiate and high school levels throughout the world.

To learn more about the DECA team, contact Dr. Ken Williams at

Welcome New Bulldog Colleagues

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Welcome to our newest colleagues who recently joined Kettering:


Cheryl Benway
Senior Accountant
Business Office


Yolanda Brooks
Admissions Counselor
Enrollment and Co-op


Timothy Somers
Operations Assistant
Shipping and Receiving


Nicole Tekulve
Prospect Researcher
University Advancement

Bulldog Movie Night on Thursday




Bulldog Movie Night will be at 8:30 p.m., this Thursday, Feb. 10 in the Sunset Room on the second floor of the Campus Center.

“Encanto” will be the featured movie. Popcorn and refreshments will be available.

Battle of the Bins on March 9




The SAGE Club is hosting a Battle of the Bins recycling contest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 9 in Great Court of the Campus Center.

The event is to raise awareness for recycling on campus. The students who collect and bring in the most recyclable materials can win up to $100 in Amazon gift cards.

Upcoming SAC Speaker




The Student Alumni Council (SAC) welcomes you to an Alumni Speaker Event with Doug Ummel ’10 at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the Cowger Board Room on the second floor of the Campus Center.
Ummel is a Product Application Manager at Diesel North America in Umicore, the same company at which he completed his Co-op while attending Kettering. He has been with the company since 2018, where he manages the application of clean-air technology for diesel-engine systems. Previously, Ummel worked at United Technologies as a design engineer for diesel products from 2014 to 2018.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.
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.

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 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

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