Free, Virtual Chinese Courses Start Sunday


Free virtual Chinese language courses will be available through one of the University’s partners, Hubei University of Automotive Technology.

The course starts this Sunday, March 14, at 9 p.m., and will run for 12 weeks. Space is limited to 15 students.

To register, email your name, University and Chinese level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) to

For more information, contact the Office of International Programs at

Spring Term COVID-19 Testing April 1-5


All residential and non-residential students, faculty and staff that will be on campus during Spring Term will be required to be tested on campus through Helix Diagnostics. The University will offer free, scheduled testing through Helix Diagnostics prior to the start of Spring Term at scheduled times during April 1-5.

All testing will take place within the Campus Center. Appointments will be necessary. Additional details will be forthcoming.

Alumna To Be Honored With Prestigious SAE Award




Kettering University alumna Olivia Wanless (’20, EE) will be honored by the Society of Automotobie Engineers (SAE) International with the 2020 Rumbaugh Outstanding Student Leader Award.

Wanless, who works as a manufacturing controls engineer at Nexteer Automotive, will be recognized during SAE International’s World Conference Experience Digital Summit in April.

“I was pretty excited to hear about it,” Wanless said. “I owe a lot of it to Dr. [Diane] Peters. She’s nominated me for a couple of different awards. That was one of the first things I thought about, ‘Wow, Dr. Peters is awesome; I’m so grateful I got to work with her at Kettering.'”

The purpose of the annual award is to identify and recognize an outstanding student leader and encourage a vision within the recipient to become an SAE leader during their adult career. It was established in 2002 by a donation from Max E. Rumbaugh Jr., a past SAE International Executive Vice President. Only one award is given out each year.

Wanless was selected because of her¬†dedication and leadership to the University’s AutoDrive team and commitment to the Society of Women Engineers.

She was a safety driver for the AutoDrive team and also served as a leader of the social responsibility sub-committee. Kettering’s team, Bulldog Bolt, earned second place for its social responsibility report in the 2020 AutoDrive competition.

“I really liked being a part of the team because I made a lot of friends through it and had a lot of opportunities,” Wanless said. “… Also, in about 50 years when [autonomous vehicles] are on the road and that’s all my grandkids know, I can say I helped with that.”


Beta Theta Pi Selling Hand-made Masks


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Beta Theta Pi will be selling hand-made face masks this week during Common Hour in the Great Court.

They are reversible in up to two colors: blue, red or purple.

Masks are $5 each. Proceeds from the sales will go to the Flint Development Center.

The Flint Development Center also receives a mask for every additional dollar donated.

Orders must be submitted by this Friday, March 12. To order, click here.

Bulldog Movie Night This Thursday




Bulldog Movie Night will feature “Wonder Woman 1984″ at 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 11 in the Sunset Room.

Free pop and popcorn also will be available.

Wearing masks and social distancing regulations will be required.