ABET Virtual Visits to Take Place Oct. 31-Nov. 2


All six engineering degrees (CE, CHME, EE, EP, IE and ME) are undergoing Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) review this year.

Self-studies were submitted in June, and virtual site visits will be Oct. 31-Nov. 2. The Associate Provost’s Office coordinates and schedules the visits.

Eta Kappa Nu Initiates New Members


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Members of the Eta Kappa Nu E-Board with initiates. From left Gabrielle Malson, Lindsey Malson, Malachi Eovaldi, Guiseppe Ciaramitaro, Matthew Attisha, Steven Samrau and Hayvin Bolten.


The Theta Epsilon chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Honors Society, initiated three new members Sept. 21.

To qualify for membership, students must be in the top 24 percent of their junior class or top 33 percent of their senior class and exhibit positive character traits.

Congratulations to the following students:

  • Matthew Attisha (’23, EE)
  • Guiseppe Ciaramitaro (’23, EE)
  • Malachi Eovaldi (’22, CE)

Wellness Wednesday Tips Help Reduce Stress


The last year has been a challenge for many people. Isolation, loss and stress have created an experience that has been difficult for many to handle. Even those who don’t typically acknowledge high levels of stress in their lives have noted the last 18 months have been different.

The experience of stress is universal — it is part of being alive.  Therefore, developing a healthy response to stress is a skill that will serve you well throughout your life. Some stressors are within your realm of control and can be prevented.

For example, you can choose whether you want the additional stress of a fifth class, on top of your job, sports team, long-distance relationship, and so on. Other stressors are unavoidable, but you can alleviate the impact by practicing some wellness strategies.

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: Begin each day with a simple breathing exercise. 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 by yourself, just around the block, your house or your office. Breathe deeply, pay attention to the things that surround you. Do you feel the wind, hear the birds or crickets, see green grass or flowers? Take it all in during that 10-minute walk.


Other Considerations:

  • Evaluate your stress levels each day to determine if what you are doing to relieve stress is working. Use a 1-10 scoring with 10 being the highest and 1 the lowest.
  • Consider saying, “No,” to one thing this week to give yourself some extra.

Schedule Your COVID-19 Test


Click here to schedule your rapid COVID-19 test, which will be in Sunset during the following times:

  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1:45-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1 (open to all students and employees)
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 (open to all students and employees)
  • 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 (open to all students and employees)
  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1:45-4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4 (open to all students and employees)

Anyone who has not provided proof of full vaccination or a positive spike protein antibody test to the University IS REQUIRED to be tested for Fall Term at one of the times listed above. If you are required to be tested, but do not do so at one of the times and dates above, you will be restricted from campus until you have satisfied this requirement.

Testing is also open, though not required, to those who have provided proof of vaccination or antibodies to HR (employees) and/or Wellness Center (students).

Incoming Thompson Hall students ARE REQUIRED to be tested regardless of vaccination or antibody status and will be tested 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 during move-in.

Bulldog Movie Night on Oct. 7




Bulldog Movie Night will be at 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7 in the Sunset Room. The featured movie is “Cruella.”

Free popcorn and refreshments will be available.

KDS Welcomes New Executive Chef




Kettering Dining Service’s new Executive Chef is Antwain Trimble. Trimble is a Flint native who studied at the Pennslyvania Culinary Institute and has experience in the hospitality industry, including Ann Arbor’s Hilton Garden Inn, Detroit’s Westin Book Cadillac, the Flint Institute of Arts and Flint’s Sauce Italian American Kitchen.

He is passionate about food and loves indulging in new ingredients and trends.

“Food is my specialty,” Trimble said. “I love to make stomachs smile!”

Congratulations Dr. Homayun Navaz




Mechanical Engineering Professor Dr. Homayun Navaz has served Kettering for more than 26 years.

We appreciate his years of dedicated service and wish him all of the best in his retirement!

Recreation Center Hours This Week




The Rec Center will have limited hours this week. The hours are:

  • Today and tomorrow, Sept. 29: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m.
  • This Thursday, Sept. 30: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • This Friday, Oct. 1 through Monday, Oct. 4: Closed

The Recenter Center will reopen at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5. For questions, email recservices@kettering.edu.

Fall Fitness Schedule


Fall 2021 fitness classes at the Recreation Center begin Monday, Oct. 11. Below is the schedule:

  • Monday: 7 p.m., Zumba
  • Tuesday:
    • 6:30 p.m., Pool Party Water Aerobics
    • 6:45 p.m., HITT Hop
    • 7:30 p.m., Fit Board Aquatics (Class size limited to eight. Reserve a spot at recservices@kettering.edu)
  • Wednesday:
    • 6:15 p.m., Yoga
    • 7:30 p.m., Self-Defense and Intro to Martial Arts
  • Monday-Thursday: 6:30 p.m., Strength Training

For class descriptions, click here. For questions, email recservices@kettering.edu.

Robot Society Inducts New Members


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Six new members were welcomed into the Robot Honor Society on Sept. 14 during an event.

The Robot Honor Society recognizes 1 percent of students for their outstanding creative leadership, service that transcends self and citizenship that demonstrates responsibility. Students go through a highly selective process conducted by their peers, staff and faculty.

Congratulations to the following new members:


Sara Aldrich (’21, CE)


Elizabeth Crawford (’21, CE)


Emma Mucciante (’22, CE)


Abigail Wolf (’23, ME)


Myra Lumpkin
Director of Student Life Programs, Student Affairs

Not pictured: Julia Rickabaugh (’21, IE)




Alpha Pi Mu Initiates Three New Members


Alpha Pi Mu 2021 initiates


The Industrial Engineering honor society, Alpha Pi Mu, initiated three new members during a ceremony Sept. 14.

To qualify for membership, students must be in the top 20 percent of their junior class or top 33 percent of their senior class and exhibit positive character traits.

Congratulations to Catharine Carlson (’23, IE), Marta Corvaglia (’23, IE) and Skyler Chinn (’24, IE).

Four Students Get SWE Scholarships


The Society of Women Engineers announced 2021 scholarship recipients. More than 1.2 million was awarded to 289 recipients.

Congratulations to the following Kettering students:

  • Candace Ulett (’21, ME) received a Meredith Thoms Memorial Scholarship.
  • Isabella Weingartz (’24, ME) received a Ford Motor Company Scholarship.
  • Ashley Wisdom (’21, CE) received the Woon Family Scholarship.
  • Chelsea Wright (’21, IE) received a Xilinx Empowering Women in Technology Scholarship.

Pet of the Week




  • Lexie Bahm (’24, Management)
  • Snickers
  • Six years old
  • Boxer
  • “Snickers gives the best hugs and cuddles … and kisses of course!”

Chill Block Party on Wednesday


Faculty, staff and students are invited to a Chill Block Party from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, on the front patio and lawn area of the Campus Center.

End the Summer Term with free lunch, a cornhole competition, music and great fellowship.

SAC Welcomes Six New Members


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Six new members joined the Student Alumni Council (SAC). The SAC is looking forward to its next A-Section series of events in Winter 2022.

Welcome to the following:

  • Jules Daniels (’22, ME)
  • Mark Evans (’25, CE)
  • Aiden Grbic (’24, ME)
  • Emily Lang (’23, ME)
  • Tyrone McGinnis (’24, ME)
  • Lauren Wilhelm (’21, EE)

Good luck and thank you to Sara Aldrich (’21, CE) for her service as a member of the council.

Welcome New Bulldog Colleagues

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Welcome to our newest colleagues who recently joined Kettering:


Meagan Brown
Public Services Librarian, Library


Suzanne Tillery
Administrative Specialist, Enrollment Management


Erin Wyatt
Administrative Specialist, Chemical Engineering

Learn About Alpha Phi Alpha


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If you want to learn more about the Theta Tau Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, you can email thetatauaphia@gmail.com or check out the group’s Instagram @Flint_Alphas.

Welcome New Colleagues

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Welcome to our newest Bulldog colleagues who recently joined Kettering:


Bill Stec, Director of Cooperative Education, Cooperative Education


Steven Foster, Director of Financial Aid, Finacial Aid

Printing Situation Update


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Have questions about why we’re not able to print via the University’s wireless network? Check out the new FAQs with updates on why it happened, when it will be fixed and how to print what you need in Bulldog Central.

Order-ahead Meals with Bite U App




Starting Sept. 7, KDS will offer order-ahead service for meal exchange, along with BJ Bucks or Kettering Cash.

Download the Bite app via Google Play or Apple App Store, connect to your card and you’re ready to go.

If you have any questions, email catering@kettering.edu.

IT August Newsletter Available


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

  • Cybersecurity tip: Learn how you are a target for cybercriminals
  • Well wishes to Viola Sprague
  • Printing currently disabled on University computers
  • Accruent 2021 Insights Conference
  • BUG-MI Meeting Minutes
  • Ellucian Now’s upcoming September sessions
  • 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.