Kettering in the Media - January

Jan 13, 2012

Kettering in the Media features highlights of recent Kettering media hits and other news. It is compiled by the Office of PR & Communications on a periodic basis to showcase Kettering students, employees, alumni and corporate partners. 

January 30, 2012

Kettering's story on the SWE Expo, Feb. 11-12, was placed on 359 websites and 46 mobile media by BusinessWire.  Additionally, a number of media also picked up the story.  Here's a brief sample of the media hits: 
Automation Alley website and e-newsletter
Canadian Industrial Equipment News
CBS Detroit Radio (WWJ website) and Great Lakes IT Report
CBS MoneyWatch
Enhanced Online News
Finanz (Germany)
Flint Journal and
IT News
Morningstar News
MRO - Machinery and Equipment
Reuters Edition US
Yahoo! Finance USA

Kettering was mentioned in a PR NewsWire press release that 50+ media/news servers posted on Bob Lutz's (Honorary Degree '03) new book, Car Guys vs. Bean Counters.  A brief listing of media includes (Jan. 24): 
Auto Channel
El Paso Times
Hawaii News
Las Vegas Business Journal
Michigan Tech News
Seattle Times
Yahoo News

Other recent media on Kettering--

Automation Alley, 
Jan. 27
Winners of Math Olympiad announced by Automation Alley media

CIO Asia
, Jan. 24
Karenann Terrell '86 is new CIO at Walmart

Computer World Malaysia, Jan 24
Karenann Terrell '86 is new CIO at Walmart

Detroit Free Press
Free Press continues to promote the Film Festival

Flint Journal, Jan. 30
Kettering student leads countywide effort to organize student entrepreneurs

Flint Journal
, Jan. 25
Alumnus Matt Borland talks about adding Danica Patrick to racing team

Flint Journal
, Jan. 24
Flint Children Museum's first Sunday opening very successful -- located on Kettering's campus

Grand Rapids Press, Jan. 26
Grand Rapids courts 22 KU seniors at West Michigan auto show

KEEN Network
KEEN Regional Conference comes to Kettering March 30

Lansing State Journal
, Jan. 26
Okemos student takes second place honors at Math Olympiad

Marietta Daily Journal (Georgia)
, Jan. 30
Alumnus Larry Savage seeks election to Commissioner seat in Georgia

Michigan Business Radio Network, Jan. 23
Neil Sheridan of Kettering's TechWorks program was interviewed for two segments to air on the Michigan Business Radio Network.  The first covered how Kettering and TechWorks are helping to "Reinvent Michigan" with technology education and entrepreneurial support.  The second discussed an upcoming Michigan Society of Association Executives conference panel featuring Sheridan on "Doing More with Less." 

Michigan Tech News
, Jan. 24
Kettering among teams competing in annual Clean Snowmobile competition at MTU

Various websites for state agriculture organizations, Jan. 30
Kettering's efforts in alternative energy will be showcased in front of the state's second largest industry on Feb. 7 at Cooley Law School in Lansing.  The 2012 Michigan Corn Growers Association annual meeting will have a display of ethanol-powered projects from Kettering. Scholarship opportunities are also on display.    
Indiana Ag Connection
Michigan Ag Connection
New York Ag Connection
Ohio Ag Connection
Pennsylvania Ag Connection
US Ag Net
Wisconsin Ag Connection

January 23, 2012

Alumni News
Karenann Terrell '86 is the new CIO of Walmart Corp.  

CIO Australia

Computer World
Network World
PC Advisor

Trustee Mary Barra '85 featured on WXYZ TV 7, Detroit, during the North American Auto Show.  See video story:
Meet Mary Barra '85 - the woman Forbes Magazine calls the most important woman in the auto industry

Campus News
Flint Journal, Jan. 23
Kettering to host SWE Expo, Feb. 11-12

Philadelphia Inquirer/
Kettering among universities to update recruiting methods using Target X

Holland Sentinel
Hope College beats Kettering's hockey team 8-1

WNEM TV 5, Jan. 20

Global Issues Film Festival

East Village Magazine
Global Issues Film Festival 

Flint Journal, Jan. 19

Flint eager to fight crime with state's help
Five Kettering hockey players to compete as All Stars

Enhanced Online News Service, Jan. 19
Dr. Gebissa's enhancing teaching through Oswald International Fellowship

Other news of interest: Plans unveiled for Mlive Media Group
Marjory Raymer will continue at Flint Journal as community news director
Former Flint Journal Editor named Paul Keep named statewide print editor for MLive Media Group 

January 19, 2012

Kettering has had more than 200 media hits in January, from international, state and local media.  Here are recent samples:

CBS Radio (Detroit) and Great Lakes IT Report
Dr. Kwon's mapping blood vessel research featured in GLITR and WWJ website

Detroit Free Press

Global Film Festival coming to Kettering's McKinnon Theater

Dr. Greg Davis offered expert comments in this video story for TV 12 on Improving mileage in future cars

distributed the story of Dr. Gebissa's experiential learning trip to China to hundreds of media/news servers, including:
And Bezinga
Detroit News 
Investor Point (news for investors)
Sun Herald (Mississippi)
Yahoo! Finance U.S.

Other media publishing the Dr. Gebissa story includes Automation Alley.

Extras: If you're interested in hearing Michigan Gov. Snyder's State of the State Address visit WWJ/CBS Radio Detroit.

January 16, 2012

More than 100 media around the U.S. announced the promotion of of alumnus Frank A. Natoli Jr. '94, to executive vice president and chief innovation officer at Diebold.  A sampling of media includes:
Cincinnati Business Courier
Dallas Morning News
Yahoo! Finance Canada

ALHOSN University mentions Kettering in 2011 roundup story, Jan. 8-9

Arab Wide Web
Emirates Week
Free Press News

PR Log
UAE Interact

Business seminar offered free at Kettering University

Automotive News Europe
GM's Barra says new product develop will save $1 billion

Flint Journal
Gov. Snyder pitches Michigan to Kettering engineering students at Auto Show

Kettering participating in a transfer fair at Delta College was reported locally

Bay City Times
Saginaw News
Plus and other media

Kettering News
Global Film Festival, Part 2

The Fabricator,
Jan. 16
Bettcher Mfg. appoints Master's grad Juan Cavazos as general manager

The News Star (
Monroe, Louisiana)

Erik Stoor has taken over as plant manager at Gardner Denver's Thomas Products operation in the Monroe Air Industrial Park.

 January 8, 2012

Kettering has already compiled around 60 media hits between from Jan. 1-Jan. 8, giving the University a good start to its 2012 media year.  This report supplements the Media Update dated Jan. 3.
International media
Of special note, Kettering is mentioned in a news story that ran in the United Kingdom and in major print media in Canada over the weekend.  The story features the family ties of Ann Romney (wife of Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney) to Wales.  Kettering (or GMI) is mentioned as part of her family history.  Ann's father, Edward R. Davies, is a '38 graduate of GMI.  See the story below:
Kettering was also mentioned in numerous publications in the Middle East this weekend.  ALHOSN University in Abu Dhabi, included its international articulation agreement with Kettering in a round-up story on 2011, generating stories in:
Here are other media samples from the first week of 2012:
Rick and Emily PeaseAutomation Alley website and e-newsletter
CBS Radio, Detroit
Great Lakes IT Report
WWJ website
Detroit Free Press

East Village Magazine

Flint Journal and Mlive statewide news network
Also: TV 5, TV 12, TV 25 and TV 66 each ran stories during multiple broadcasts on FIRST Kickoff from Friday-Sunday
Also in the Flint Journal and Mlive statewide news network
News Times (Connecticut)
Oakland Press

Science 2.0
Studio 10, Las Vegas
The Republic, Columbus, Ind.

Brian Olatunji '05WDIV TV 4 Detroit
Brian Olatunji '05 is living his car-racing dream and is the only Detroit native who plans to race in the upcoming Detroit Grand Prix in June on Belle Isle.
WDIV story on Brian.

WJRT TV 12 Flint
Also, WNEM TV 5
Xology Magazine (Automation Alley, full-color quarterly magazine)
Other recent media:

January 3, 2012

U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 3
10 Schools with most Graduate Debt -- Kettering grads reported $45,000+ in debt.
Kettering on 'most graduate debt' list

Automotive News Europe, Jan. 2
Executive retiring: Wayne Brannon, 56, retired as head of Chevrolet Europe after 38 years at General Motors. He was born in Detroit and began his career at Cadillac in 1973 as a co-op student from General Motors Institute, now Kettering University. During his career, Brannon held sales and marketing positions for North America, Africa, the Middle East and South America. Most recently, as president and managing director of Chevrolet Europe since 2006, he doubled the brand's sales there.
Brannon retires

The Orthotics & Prosthetics EDGE, Jan. 2
Kettering graduate Cara Negri is featured in the O & P Edge (Orthotics & Prosthetics).  Negri, CP, is clinical director at Össur Asia-Pacific, Sydney, Australia.
Alumna among select Orthotics professionals featured

Wholesaler Material Handling, Jan. 3
Troy Clarke '78 appointed to Fuel Systems Solution board of directors

Kokomo (Ind) Tribune, Dec. 27
McClatchy-Tribune Information News Service
Middle East Africa Financial Network

Volunteering helps Kokomo High School senior Glenda Hernandez remember her many blessings.
Kokomo senior considering Kettering

Multiple stories in Flint Journal and

Innovation CenterFriday, Dec. 23

Kettering's Innovation Center is awarded $150,000 grant from state.
$150,000 grant

Monday, Dec. 26
Multiple companies still part of ongoing conversation on Buick City property: The trust charged with selling "bad assets" left behind in the General Motors' bankruptcy says there are serious, continuing discussions with several potential buyers at the old Buick City complex, by far the largest of 13 abandoned GM sites that the trust owns.
Buick City property

Thursday, Dec. 29

Candidates in special election to replace Rep. Paul Scott featured on WKUF radio show.
Candidates featured on WKUF and More from the candidates

Kettering in the Media features highlights of recent Kettering media hits and other news.  It is compiled by the Office of PR & Communications on a periodic basis.  Direct questions/comments to Pat Mroczek, PR and Communications,, 810-762-9533.