New Student Convocation on July 8; Volunteers Needed

We will be formally welcoming the incoming A-Section students into the Kettering community at New Student Convocation next Thursday, July 8, at 3:30 p.m in the Connie and Jim John Recreation Center.
This is a momentous occasion in the lives of our new students and the University that celebrates the beginning of our shared journey as teachers and learners, and we will commemorate the moment when parents witness the passage of their children into their academic lives at Kettering University.
Faculty/Staff
If you plan to walk in the procession at convocation, please RSVP. The deadline to sign up to walk is next Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Faculty and Staff who plan to walk should report with their regalia to the Recreation Center Exercise Room by 3 p.m.
Platform Party
The President, Cabinet, Deans, Department Heads, and other members of the Platform Party will assemble in the Recreation Center Sargent Alumni Lounge at 3 p.m.
Volunteers
Your help is needed to assist with greeting our guests, guiding new students and their families to the Recreation Center, and handing out programs. We have numerous opportunities for volunteers. Please email mgardulescu@kettering.edu to sign up.
Convocation volunteers will receive their assignments from the Office of Events next Wednesday, July 7. Please report to the Recreation Center lobby by 2:45 p.m next Thursday, July 8.

Welcome New Bulldog Colleagues

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Welcome to our newest colleagues who joined Kettering on June 28:

Jamal_Alhiyafi

Dr. Jamal Alhiyafi, Asst. Professor of Computer Science

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Dr. Reem Alzahabi, Asst. Professor of Psychology, Department of Liberal Studies

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Dr. Pamela Carralero, Asst. Professor of Environmental Humanities,Department of Liberal Studies

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Dr. Demet Usanmaz, Asst. Professor, Department of Physics

Campus Power Outage June 29

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An electrical shut down for the entire campus is scheduled for 6 p.m., today to complete the first phase of connecting primary electric service to the Learning Commons. 

The shutdown will impact primary buildings on campus (Academic Building, Campus Center, Mott Center, Thompson Hall and the Rec Center). It will last six to eight hours. During this time, there will be limited to no lighting, no heat and no network, including wireless or phone service, which also includes voicemail.

Remote access to our computing systems will remain operational during this time (Banner, Blackboard, KUCloud, etc.).

Perimeter door access will be limited to the front entrance of the Campus Center. If you must access one of the impacted areas, check in at the Campus Safety Service Center and an officer will escort you.

Einstein Bros., the Innovation Center, Harris Mobility Research Annex, Grounds Garage and Campus Village will be excluded from the outage.

If you have questions and concerns, email joe.asperger@kettering.edu.

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An electrical shut down for the entire campus will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 29. 

The shutdown will impact primary buildings on campus (Academic Building, Campus Center, Mott Center, Thompson Hall and the Rec Center). It will last six to eight hours. During this time, there will be limited to no lighting, no heat and no network, including wireless or phone service, which also includes voicemail.

Remote access to our computing systems will be operational.

Perimeter door access will be limited to the front entrance of the Campus Center. If you must access one of the impacted areas, check in at the Campus Safety Service Center.

If you have questions and concerns, email joe.asperger@kettering.edu.

Kettering LEADERS Select New Fellow

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The Kettering LEADERS selected Nathan Edward Cahilig (’24, ME) as a new fellow during a virtual event June 15.

The LEADERS endowment was established in 1999 to promote leadership development and foster personal growth. Students that meet these qualities and have demonstrated a capacity for excellence are selected as fellows.

KDS July Special Events

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The following are KDS special events in July:

  • 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, July 8: Move-in Day; Sunrise Cafe open
  • Monday, July 12: Donuts and coffee outside of the Library
  • Wednesday, July 14: National Mac and Cheese Day
  • Thursday, July 15: Welcome BBQ Lunch for students, staff and faculty in the Pool-vilion
  • Friday, July 16: Sweet treat in the Great Court
  • Wednesday, July 21: South American Eats in the Streets
  • Friday, July 23: National Hot Dog Day in the Sunrise Cafe
  • Thursday, July 29: National Wing Day in the Sunrise Cafe and BJ’s Lounge

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The following are KDS special events in July:

  • 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, July 8: Move-in Day; Sunrise Cafe open
  • July 12: Donuts and coffee outside of the Library
  • July 14: National Mac and Cheese Day
  • July 15: Welcome BBQ Lunch for students, staff and faculty in the Pool-vilion
  • July 16: Sweet treat in the Great Court
  • July 21: South American Eats in the Streets
  • July 23: National Hot Dog Day in the Sunrise Cafe
  • July 29: National Wing Day in the Sunrise Cafe and BJ’s Lounge