Hard-hat tours of the Learning Commons are available on the following dates:
All tours are at 3:30 p.m. To sign up, click on the date.
Dr. Diane Peters, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, received the Patent Recognition Award at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) annual conference, WE21, Oct. 21-23 in Indianapolis.
Peters received the award in honor of a patent granted for microfluidic device and method using double anodic bonding, for which she was one of the named inventors.
This is the second consecutive year Peters has received the award.
A grand re-opening for the newly renovated AutoDrive Lab in the Mott Building will be at 12:20 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 27.
AutoDrive is a competition sponsored by the Society of Automobile Engineers International and General Motors. The four-year competition started in 2017 and tasks teams with developing and demonstrating a completely autonomous vehicle. Each year, the competition builds on the next by adding more challenges.
Overall, Kettering’s Bulldog Bolt team took fifth place. The AutoDrive II Challenge kicks off in the fall.
The Office of International Programs is hosting a virtual informational workshop about the University’s partnership with Konstanz University of Applied Science in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17.
Verena Gründler, Konstanz’s International Office Director, and Andreas Heller, Co-Coordinator at the Intercultural Center, will show off the sites of Baden-Württemberg and the campus of Konstanz University of Applied Science. They also will speak about the differences between German and American culture.
The presentation is open to students interested in studying abroad in Germany or anyone who wants to learn more about another country.
Register by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15. To register to attend, click here.
Registration for intramural 5 vs 5 basketball or 3 vs 3 futsal (indoor soccer) starts Monday, Nov. 1 at IMLeagues.com.
The site tracks schedules, rosters, rulebooks and more. The deadline to create or join a team is 12:30 p.m., next Friday, Nov. 5.
A mandatory virtual meeting for captains and athletic chairs to review league regulations will be at 12:30 p.m., next Friday, Nov. 5. Meeting invitations will be sent after you register.
Games will be Nov. 8-Dec.9.
For questions, email Mike Rumancik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An indoor volleyball tournament will be at 12:30 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 30, on Courts 2 and 3 of the Rec Center.
The tournament, which is open to all students, staff and faculty, will be double elimination.
To participate, you must register by 12:30 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 30. To register, click here.
For questions, contact Mike Rumancik at email@example.com.
To continue to keep our campus safe, students are encouraged to consider getting vaccinated and share proof of their COVID-19 vaccination with the Wellness Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part II of Making a Difference in the World Through Diversity, Inclusion & Empathy will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today in the McKinnon Theater.
Todd Lewis and the Impact Inclusion & Diversity group will present this customized theater experience, using entertainment to facilitate discussion in the areas of inequity, sexism, microaggressions and diversity in university and workplace settings.
During the event’s intermission, $25 Amazon gift cards will be raffled to 25 students.
This event is sponsored by Diversity Initiatives and Multicultural Student Affairs.
Alpha Chi Sigma invites you to paint pumpkins from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today in the pavilion near the Rec Center.
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 email@example.com
November is the celebration of Thanksgiving in the United States. With this in mind, the next four weeks will focus on gratefulness and how it can make a positive impact on our lives, including reducing stress.
“Gratitude is an emotion that grounds us and is a great way to balance out the negative mindset that uncertainty engenders,” said Dr. Guy Winch, author of “Emotional First Aid.”
When we express gratitude, our brain releases dopamine and serotonin — two hormones that make us feel lighter and happier inside.
- Gratefulness Journal: Start a gratefulness journal. Use a paper journal or your phone to write down three things you are grateful for each day. This can be as simple as, “made it through another day of classes” or “I am grateful for my family and friends.” Keeping a gratefulness journal can reduce stress and help you sleep better each night. To gain insights into the benefits of keeping a gratefulness journal, click here.
- Continue Breathing Exercises: Focused breathing every day should become a positive practice and a good habit to maintain.
- One Minute of Relaxation: Lush Spring
- Bibliotherapy: For the next four weeks, read 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.
- Give Someone a Compliment: Saying something unexpected and positive to another person can have positive effects on our own well-being.
A new How to Series will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. every other Wednesday in the main lobby of Thompson Hall. Free snacks are available to students who attend. Students also will receive one entry into a grand prize drawing of gift cards for each event they attend.
Dates and topics include:
- Wednesday, Nov. 3: How to Maximize Academic Resources
- Wednesday, Nov. 17: How to Apply for Additional Scholarships
- Wednesday, Dec. 1: How to Stay Mentally Fit
The Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) Department is hosting an industrial automation technology presentation from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m., tomorrow, Oct. 27, in Room 1826 of the Academic Building.
Shaltz Automation, a Flint-based automation distributor for some of the largest names in the industry and the largest distributor of Mitsubishi electronic automation equipment for assembly lines, will present the demonstration, which includes mini assembly line, components, sensors and more.
Pizza will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. All COVID-19 protocols will be followed.
Student Life is having a virtual food drive to support the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan now through Dec. 17.
The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan partners with 700 organizations throughout 22 counties, including Genesee County. For every dollar donated six meals are provided to those in need.
To donate, click here.
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/
Theta Xi is hosting a Pumpkin Carving Contest to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, along with the charity of the winner’s choice.
Carved pumpkins will be on display from 12:20 to 1:20 p.m. today through this Friday, Oct. 29, in the Great Court. Cash donations of any kind will count as a vote toward your favorite pumpkin.
Whoever receives the most donations will have 50 percent of the proceeds donated to a charity of their choice.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: EVENT RUNS MONDAY, OCT. 25-FRIDAY, OCT. 29. PLEASE REFLECT THAT IN SIGNS.
The Office of Student Affairs invites you to attend the Fall Festival at Flushing Farm from 7 to 10 p.m., this Friday, Oct. 29.
Flushing Farms has three different corn mazes, a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, inflatable obstacle courses, hayrides, bonfires and a complimentary donut and glass of cider.
The cost is $5 a person and includes round-trip transportation and a ticket into Flushing Farms.
Seats are limited. To RSVP, visit the Student Affairs Office on the third floor of the Campus Center.
The Wellness Center is partnering with Togetherall to provide virtual peer-to-peer mental health and wellbeing support.
Togetherall’s online community is clinically moderated by mental health professionals, and offers students a safe and anonymous place to express their thoughts, concerns and triumphs. Students can draw strength and insights from peers’ real-live experiences, as well as access a range of self-directed, clinically validated tools to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
Togetherall also integrates with Kettering’s existing campus counseling services and after-hours emergency phone lines.
These free resources are available 24/7.
To learn more, watch this video. Register with your student email address at togetherall.com.