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


HKN 2021-03 Initiates Group


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.