SWE Movie Night on Nov. 17


The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is hosting a movie night to celebrate women in engineering at 6 p.m., next Wednesday, Nov. 17 in the Sunset Room on the second floor of the Campus Center.

Food from Chinese restaurant Hong Da will be served.

To vote on which movie should be shown and RSVP, click here.

Jack Stock Honored with Community Award




Jack Stock, Director of External Relations, was honored with the Gloria DeHart Community Champion Award during the Flint & Genesee Group’s Art of Achievement Awards on Nov. 4.

Stock has been with the University for more than 20 years. His work includes serving as co-chair of the University Avenue Corridor Coalition, a group of neighborhood stakeholders that addresses blight and crime spots, improve community health, stabilize land use, improve education and create partnerships to enhance the community. He also coordinates student volunteers for various community projects and events including, the CRIM Festival of Races, neighborhood cleanups and various beautification efforts.

The award, which is sponsored by Chase Bank, is given to a person or organization that worked to create a positive impact and perception of the area. It was the seventh year for the event, which is a communitywide celebration of the accomplishments that are helping move Flint and Genesee County forward.


Save the Dates for Co-op Evaluations


The Co-op Team will be available to conduct audits of your Co-op work term requirements and ensure your evaluations are up to date.

The audits will be available between 9:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. next Tuesday, Nov. 16, and Wednesday, Nov. 17, near the Library/d.space area in the Academic Building, at the main entrance of the Mott Building and in the Co-op Office on the fourth floor of the Campus Center.

Remember, students must have a minimum of five satisfactory Co-op terms to meet graduation requirements. At least three of those terms must take place after achieving Junior 1 status. Both a student and employee evaluation are required to receive credit.

The first 300 students to participate in a Co-op audit will receive a free care package.

A Night to Support the Prevention of Underage Drinking on Wednesday


The Wellness Center and Michigan State Police are hosting A Night to Support the Prevention of Underage Drinking from 5:30 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 10, in the Founders Room on the fifth floor of the Campus Center.

The event includes a brief informational presentation and demonstration stations to show students the effects of consuming alcohol including, a pedal car driving course, drunk goggles, a driving simulator and sobriety tests.

The first 50 students will receive dinner. Snacks also will be available.

To RSVP, click here.

Business Speaker Series Event on Nov. 17


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The School of Management’s next Business Speaker Series: Hard Work Pays Off — Forge Your Own Path will take place from 12:20 to 1:20 p.m. next Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Sunset Room on the second floor of the Campus Center and virtually.

Featured speakers will be Nicholas Pidek ’13, co-founder/owner of Foster Coffee Co., and Ross Person ’19, financial analyst at General Motors. The pair will speak about their career paths and provide advice on how to face difficult decisions in your career.

Those who attend in person will receive lunch and will be eligible to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

To RSVP, click here.

Upcoming SAC Speaker




The Student Alumni Council (SAC) welcomes you to an Alumni Speaker Event with Brian Falther ’11, at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19, in the Cowger Board Room on the second floor of the Campus Center.
Falther is the founder and engineer at HopTera Aviation Industries. In 2015, he co-founded Bowery Farming, an indoor agriculture startup now valued at $2.3 billion. While at Bowery, Falther used sensors, robotics and LED lighting to automate and optimize natural processes, requiring less land, less water and no pesticides to grow leafy vegetables. He left Bowery Farming in 2020 and launched HopTera Aviation Industries, HopMondo Space Industries and blu5tep Records.
He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering in 2011 and studied music production at Berklee College of Music. Falther recently received the 2021 Entrepreneurial Achievement Alumni Award.
A boxed lunch will be provided upon the completion of this event. RSVP is required. Seating is limited to the first 25 students.
To RSVP, click here.

IT October Newsletter Available


The IT October Newsletter is now available. This month’s edition covers the following topics:

  • Cybersecurity tip: Sharing is not always caring
  • IT staff updates
  • New KU Wallet experience coming soon
  • Request technology support
  • Ellucian upgrades, features and training
  • Kettering Connect upgrades
  • Esports update
  • Google and Zoom updates
  • Technology quick tips
  • IT upgrades and maintenance schedules

To view the newsletter, click here.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Technology Help Desk at HelpDesk@kettering.edu or (810) 237-8324.

Your Wellness Wednesday Tips


A group of Kettering staff members came together to consider ways they might help each of us learn some new ways to take care of ourselves. That was the genesis of Wellness Wednesdays, a weekly guide to self-care.
The goal is to offer ways to promote positive and healthy self-care and a way to reduce stress in your life. Each week, an overview of the week’s activities will be provided here.
Please join all of us in supporting our Kettering values by caring for ourselves and those around us and take some time to try one or more of the options presented. If you would like to provide feedback on Wellness Wednesdays and its activities or contribute an idea, email kuonline@kettering.edu.
  • Gratefulness Journal: Continue with your gratefulness journal with a list of reasons you have to be happy today. Focus only on the positive.
  • One Minute of Relaxation: Breezy Winter
  • Bibliotherapy: Continue reading Gratitude by Oliver Sacks, who is a neurologist who wrote “Awakenings,” which inspired the character played by Robin Williams in the movie of the same name.
Other considerations:
  • Watch an Old Movie: Old movies inspire gratefulness. Consider one of these classics: “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Annie,” or “Mrs. Doubtfire”

Fundraiser to Help Victims of Human Trafficking




Liberal Studies and Math students will be selling bracelets and necklaces from 11:30 to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 in the Great Court.

Money from the sales will be donated to Prism, a Flint-based organization that provides support to children who are victims of human trafficking.

To learn more about Prism, click here.


Please include a QR code for the site: https://prismprojectmi.org/