New SoM Electives Coming Winter 2022


The School of Management will offer two new electives starting Winter Term: Data Analytics and Entrepreneurial Thinking.

Dr. Omar Malik will teach Data Analytics, which will focus on data extraction, exploration, analysis and mining skills. Students will do this using Python-based libraries, which are used extensively in data science.

Professor John Grether will teach Entrepreneurial Thinking, which is designed to help students gain an intellectual and practical understanding of:

  • The role of the entrepreneur in value creation and wealth generation
  • The attributes and mindsets of successful entrepreneurs
  • Tools for problem/opportunity recognition including resource identification, value proposition design and risk assessment and management

For more information on either of the new courses, email

Contributions Needed for Kettering Time Capsule


Time Capsule


In honor of Kettering’s 100th anniversary and the expansion of campus with the Learning Commons, the Wellness Center is accepting contributions for a 50-year time capsule that will be stored in the wall of the Learning Commons.

Contributions for the time capsule can be dropped off at the Wellness Center or at the drop-off table at the Bulldog Birthday Bash next Tuesday, Oct. 19. Include your name and a brief description of the item(s) with your contribution.

Items to consider for the time capsule include photos on campus, current event newspaper clippings, fashion advertisements, media expressions, local area photos, fraternity/sorority class photos, Kettering memorabilia and pictures of gas prices.

Think outside the box to make this fun and educational for future Kettering students!

Student Wins Michigan ITS Poster Contest




William Wakefield (’22, Applied Mathematics) won first place and a $2,000 scholarship Oct. 5 in a poster contest at the 2021 Michigan Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Conference.

Wakefield is a member of the University’s AutoDrive team. His poster’s design was on the AutoDrive Challenge and the work the team is doing to develop an autonomous vehicle.

SoM Minors Q&A on Wednesday


The School of Management is having a Q&A session about the school’s minors from 12:20 to 1:20 p.m., tomorrow, Oct. 13 at the School of Management office on the fourth floor of the Academic Building.

The session is aimed at freshmen and sophomores but all are welcome to attend. Cider and donuts will be available.

Breast Cancer Awareness Event on Oct. 18




The Wellness Center is having a Breast Cancer Awareness event from noon to 2 p.m., next Monday, Oct. 18 in the Great Court.

Nurse Ginger Porter and Dawn Speckman, lead technologist for breast imaging at Michigan Medicine will be available to answer questions and provide education on breast health. Brochures and small gifts will be available. You can also sign a ribbon in honor of someone you know who is or has battled breast cancer.

IT September Newsletter Available


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

  • Cybersecurity tip: How do VPNs work?
  • IT staff updates
  • New KU Wallet experience coming soon
  • Printing enabled on University computers
  • Event and room scheduling solution
  • Evisions presents: Trick and Treats with the MagicIAN
  • Ellucian Now’s upcoming October sessions
  • 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 or (810) 237-8324.

Alpha Chi Sigma Info Session on Thursday


What kind of dog do chemists have?

Laboratory retrievers!

If you laughed at that joke, Alpha Chi Sigma wants to meet you.

The professional chemistry fraternity is having an information session from 12:20 to 1:20 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 14 in the Gold Room on the fourth floor of the Campus Center.


Fall Employment Fair Registration Open




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Registration is open to students for the Fall Employment Fair. The event is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Connie and Jim John Recreation Center.

Students will have the opportunity to meet employers and learn more about available Co-op opportunities. Students should bring their resumes and dress professionally.

To register, click here.

For questions, contact Ella Derricks at or (810) 762-9889.

Your Wellness Wednesday Tips


A group of Kettering staff came together to consider ways they might help each of us learn some new ways to take care of ourselves. That was the genesis 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


  • Breathe: Continue your breathing exercises but add a third time during the day, maybe after lunch or dinner. This is the Rule of Seven. Breathe in through your nose for seven seconds, hold your breath for seven seconds and then exhale through your mouth for seven seconds. Repeat seven times. This can help calm you down and immediately bring a sense of peace.
  • Exercise: Exercise with some simple weight training. No weights nearby? Use cans of soup or water bottles to get started. Using the cans of soup, hold the “weights” lightly and curl your biceps eight times for each arm and then raise the weight above your head and lower to your shoulder eight times. End by pushing the weight from your chest eight times for each arm. Repeat at least four times.


Other Considerations:

  • Drink tea: Coffee will only get you that far before it sends you down into tiredness again. While still being hot and comforting, tea (and especially the herbal kind) won’t make you dehydrated and shaky. If you’re feeling tired and think you need a caffeine boost, go for cold water (or iced tea) instead. Cold water will help wake you up!
  • Listen to your favorite music: Calm music will help you calm down and upbeat music will help you up your game. Pick music that won’t distract you (like music without lyrics or in a foreign language). Your favorite music will boost your mood and keep you happy, no matter how tired you are.