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


IM Basketball


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

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.

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.

New KU Wallet Software Solution Now Available


The IT department is excited to announce a new KU Wallet software solution. Kettering’s current partner for KU ePay (TouchNet) brings a smart, touchless solution (Ellucian Payment Center/OneCard VIP) to campus for students and employees.
TouchNet OneCard VIP (to be known as the new KU Wallet) is a PCI-compliant, validated payment application that integrates with Ellucian Banner and allows for a digital, cashless campus. The new KU Wallet provides mobile credentialing, meal plan balances, dining services, attendance check-in and more.
On Dec. 3, the new KU Wallet Web Portal was released to manage meal plans and BJ Bucks/Kettering Cash, including viewing your transaction history. See the help sheet for detailed information on how to use the new KU Wallet solution, and watch the video to learn more.
Further information will be announced in Bulldog Weekly and the IT Newsletter. New features continue to be released, including a new mobile app and Bulldog Bucks to be used across campus to purchase Kettering merchandise and services in January 2022.
Questions? Email the technology Help Desk at HelpDesk@kettering.edu or call (810) 237-8324.