Join Student Affairs in Traverse City




All students, staff and faculty are invited to join the Student Affairs Office on a trip to the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Traverse City from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, July 31.

The cost is $10 and includes a continental breakfast, boxed lunch and transportation. Dinner is on your own in Traverse City.

To register, visit the Student Affairs Office on the third floor of the Campus Center Building. The registration deadline is Wednesday, July 28.

If you have questions, contact Ricky D. Brown at (810) 762-9845 or

SoM Honor Societies Induct New Members






The School of Management (SoM) had its Celebration of Excellence event June 10, to recognize the outstanding performance of its DECA members, the memberships of the newly established Student Advisory Board, outstanding thesis in research, co-op and entrepreneurship, and the induction of new members both management honor societies, the Nu Chi Chapter of Delta Mu Delta and Sigma Alpha Chi.

Delta Mu Delta is an international honor society that recognizes academic excellence among Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs-accredited schools. To become a member, students must be a junior or senior,  major in an undergraduate management program, earn a 3.7 GPA or higher and be in the 20th percentile of their college class in cumulative average grades.

The inductees are Tyler Bourassa (’23, MG), Peter Murphy (’22, BA) and Justin Seng (’21, BA ‘21).

Sigma Alpha Chi recognizes academic excellence and leadership in the School of Management, Kettering University and community. To become a member, students must be a business major or business minor with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher in management courses, represent outstanding qualities of leadership, professionalism and have a commitment to service within the School of Management, Kettering University and community.

The Sigma Alpha Chi inductees are Alexandra Bahm (’24, MG), Emma Bishoff (’23, MG), Tyler Bourassa (’23, MG), Brooklyn Crowder (’21, BA), Jon Miller (’23, MG), Andrew Schneider (’22, ME), Crystal Smalligan (’24, MG), Max Yunker (’22, ME).

Kettering’s Baja SAE Team places in Endurance Top 10




The University Baja SAE team, Kettering Motorsports, competed in the Baja SAE Validation competition and earned seventh place in the endurance category.

Kettering Motorsports, which placed 11th overall, was one of 24 teams to compete April 29 through May 2 in Arizona. The team earned 439.82 points out of 1,000 possible points.

For the Baja SAE competition, students are tasked with designing and building a single-seat, all-terrain off-road vehicle capable of enduring various rough terrains.

Students interested in joining the University’s Baja SAE team can contact the team’s faculty advisor, Dr. Arnaldo Mazzei, at


Formula SAE Team Has Best Finish in Team History at Competition




The Kettering University Formula SAE team finished seventh of 51 at the 2021 Formula SAE Validation Event, July 7-10 at the Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn.

This was the team’s best finish in the history of the program.

“It is a big deal to finish in the Top 10, as there is very strong competition, including from very large research universities with more students and funds compared to KU,” said Dr. Jennifer Bastiaan, team faculty advisor and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. “We are very happy to finish seventh, our highest-ever-result.”

For the competition, students design, build and test their own open-wheel race car, gaining valuable knowledge on project management, team collaboration and budgeting.

Save the Date: Discover Kettering is Oct. 16, Nov. 13


Discover Kettering will be Saturday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Faculty members are needed to be at the expo, which runs from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. They also are needed to be in labs from 11:50 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for self-guided tours.

Watch Bulldog Weekly and email for more details.

Contact Cherie Taylor at with questions.

IGVC Pizza Celebration Tuesday


IGVC 2021


The University’s Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) team is having a celebration/informational meeting from 12:20 to 1:20 p.m., Tuesday, July 20, in 2716AB.

The team is celebrating its rookie year accomplishments at the IGVC at Oakland University in June. Kettering was one of seven teams to compete in the Self Drive Challenge in which they adapted Army-provided software to develop an autonomous golf cart.

Team members also will give a presentation on their projects. Students interested in joining the team also can attend for more info.

Pizza also will be available.

Gold Screen and Building Access


A few students and employees have asked why we require everyone to use the Safe the Return to Campus cell phone app and show their “gold” screen when accessing buildings on campus and not allowing the use of the vaccination decal on the KU ID for this purpose.

The decal is designed to be an easy static way to show that a person is allowed to not wear a mask on campus. The cell phone app screen is a dynamic option that can be changed under various circumstances to facilitate building access.
For example, while it is hopefully unlikely, it is possible for a vaccinated person to get COVID-19 or develop symptoms that would require the person to be restricted from campus. In this case, the individual’s screen would be changed to “red” status even though there may be a decal on the KU ID.
We are reviewing safety protocols in light of data we are collecting on how many students and employees have been vaccinated and on COVID-19 test results for those not vaccinated, and we hope to be announcing relaxed procedures soon.  Please watch for this announcement.