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 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.
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.
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
The Kettering/GMI Alumni Association (KGMIAA) selected 43 FIRST Robotics teams to sponsor for the 2022 season, totaling $18,000.
This is the fourth year KGMIAA has sponsored FIRST Robotics teams.
For a list of selected teams, click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or drop it off at the front desk of the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to potentially set a different time.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11.
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Welcome to our newest Bulldog colleague who recently joined Kettering:
Contract/Grant Specialist, Sponsored Research
SAGE Club is hosting a Hot Chocolate and Kahoot event from 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26 in the Sunset Room.
Come drink hot chocolate with toppings and have fun playing Kahoot games!
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.
The Help Desk is coming to you with IT’s new LIVE Virtual Help Desk.
Through this feature, Help Desk team members will be able to assist you face to face through a Zoom virtual call.
The service is available any time from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To reach the technology Help Desk, use LIVE Virtual Help Desk, email email@example.com or call (810) 237-8324.
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.