Dr. Javad Baqersad Selected to Speak at IMAC-XL Conference


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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dr. Javad Baqersad has been selected to deliver the 2022 SAGE Publishing Young Engineer Lecture during the IMAC-XL conference Feb. 7-10 in Orlando.

The award recognizes a member of the Society for Experimental Mechanics who is early to mid-career and demonstrates potential in the field of experimental mechanics.

The IMAC-XL conference focuses on structural dynamics including simulation and modeling, nonlinear dynamics, sensors, signal processing and control spanning the full range of engineering disciplines.

Women’s Welcome Luncheon on Friday


Society of Women Engineers


The Society of Women Engineers is hosting a Women’s Welcome Luncheon from 12:20 to 1:20 p.m., this Friday, Oct. 8 in the Sunset Room.
Enjoy lunch and activities while meeting some of the University’s female faculty and staff.

KDS October Special Events




The following are KDS special events:

  • Oct. 6: Wing special at BJ’s
  • Oct. 7: South African Global Chef Day with a virtual visit from Chef Bongani Hlatshwaya at lunch in the Sunrise Cafe; Cruella movie-themed dinner in the Sunrise Cafe
  • Oct. 8: Apple cider and caramel apples in the Great Court
  • Oct. 12: Chicago Big City Eats
  • Oct. 19: Bulldog Bash at lunch
  • Oct. 29: National Oatmeal Day with oatmeal bars in the Sunrise Cafe

Intramural Flag Football, 3×3 Basketball Registration Open


IM Flag Football Kettering Park


Students, staff and faculty interested in joining or creating an intramural flag football or 3v3 basketball team must register on IMLeagues.com by 12:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8. The site tracks upcoming sports, schedules, rosters, games, rulebooks and more for the University’s Intramural Sports program.

A mandatory virtual meeting of captains and athletic chairs to review league regulations will be at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8 via Google Meets. Invitations will be sent to those who register teams throughout the week.

Games will be played Oct. 11-Nov. 4.

Email questions to Mike Rumancik at mrumancik@kettering.edu.


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 kuonline@kettering.edu.


  • Breathe: Continue your breathing exercises but add one set in the morning and one in the evening before you retire for the night. 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.
  • Walk: Go for a short 10-minute walk with a friend or a co-worker. Instead of discussing work or school, talk about hobbies or something you both enjoy or share.


Other Considerations:

  • Work on adding one more hour of sleep to your night. Sleep continues to be an important part of relieving stress and living a healthy life.
  • Consider how your diet affects your stress; consider one small change this week. Drink less soda or energy drinks or consume fewer empty calories such as candy, chips or alcohol.

Welcome New Bulldog Colleagues

Note: Hold for Oct. 5

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Welcome to our newest colleagues who recently joined Kettering:


Chinwe Nyenke Tait
Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering


Torsten Maier
Assistant Professor, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering


Stephanie Nelson
Safety Officer, Campus Safety


Manisha Sharan
Lecturer, Department of Natural Sciences


Daniel Hashemi
Lecturer, Department of Natural Sciences