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New student task force update!

Dear Butler Community,

The work of the New Student Success Task Force is coming to a close so I want to provide a brief update since my last communication in June.

As stated in that piece, we offered off-campus housing options to our upper-class students at Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) and Homestead (Suites) Indianapolis, but have decided to only use CTS as they were able to free up additional suites for us to use. Fifty-nine students, mostly sophomores, and one resident assistant will live in this facility. To accommodate the number of incoming students living in the residence halls, 15 rooms in Schwitzer and 10 (male) rooms in Ross were converted into triples and priced at a reduced rate.

As with years past, new and returning students will find support throughout campus to help them succeed both academically and socially. Two critical areas — Learning Resource Center and Counseling Center — have added additional support (services and/or staff) to accommodate for our large incoming student population.

The construction in Atherton Marketplace (which many of you hear on a daily basis) is progressing nicely. It will open in time for classes, but won’t be fully complete until mid-September. To accommodate for the delay — and the influx of people who want to eat around the noon hour — Dining Services will be offering grab-n-go options on the Starbucks patio and Reilly Room alcove area. More information about these services will be communicated in Butler Connection.

Finally, many of you know that move-in day is Saturday, Aug. 18. For most of us, this officially kicks off the start of a new year. It’s an electrifying day filled with excitement and great anticipation from our new and returning students and their parents. In previous years, we were fortunate to have had many faculty and staff members volunteer their time, and their muscle, to help our students move-in. With this year’s record-setting class, our need for volunteers is great. You will receive more information on the available shifts and how to register next week. I hope you’ll strongly consider making this effort a part of your day on Aug. 18.

I would like to end this communication by expressing my sincere thanks to the members of the New Student Task Force: Beth Alexander, Michele Atterson, Laura Behling, Don Borden, Emily Burke, Jerry Carlson, Sally Click, Karla Cunningham, Tim Downs, Janine Frainier, Jennifer Griggs, Kathy Hankins, Scott Ham, Dick Hamm, Craig Hardee, Cindi Holloway, Caroline Huck-Watson, Tyler Johnston, Mary Macmanus Ramsbottom, Michele Neary, Barry Rector, Andy Ryan, Melinda Sowers, Irene Stevens, Courtney Tuell and Bill Weber.

Now is the time to support their efforts and unite as a community by working together to provide every Butler student the best undergraduate experience possible.

 

Sincerely,
Dr. Levester Johnson
Vice President for Student Affairs

July 2012 Staff News!

We hope everyone is having a safe, happy, and refreshing summer!

Upcoming Staff Assembly General Meeting
DATE: Wednesday, July 18 TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM LOCATION: JORDAN HALL 141
All Staff Members Are Welcome & Encouraged To Attend!

Presenters and Agenda:

  • Admissions / Class of 2016 Update – Tom Weede, Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • New SHARP Printer / Copier Update – Chris Davis, Campus Impressions}
  • Backpack Attack – Julie Pakenham, PuLSE Don’t forget! Staff Assembly welcomes all suggestions on campus-wide improvement from staff that are serious in tone and benefit the entire Butler Community. Visit the Staff Assembly facebook page for more details.

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Did You Know?
Butler’s graduating class of 2011 boasts a 93% success rate! Congratulations to EVERYONE for playing a part in the success of Butler students!

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Thank You Card Program
Staff Assembly gives you the opportunity to send a personalized “Thank You” to employees who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in performing a particular job or task.

Simply send an email to staff-assembly@butler.edu telling us who should receive the Thank You and why.
To submit a Thank You anonymously, drop a note in the Staff Assembly suggestion box in Jordan Hall near HR. Thank You cards are always sent anonymously (from Staff Assembly, not from the requester).

  • Janet Ayres—Provost’s Office
  • Cate Marshall—President’s Office
  • Doris Schwandt—Clowes Memorial Hall
  • Heather Vaughn—President’s Office
  • Carol Wroblewski—President’s Office

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Farewell, Departing Staff
Thank You for your contributions to Butler, you will be missed!

  • Randy Allen—Athletics
  • John Harding—Athletics
  • Kalynn Huntoon—Institutional Research
  • Beth Petrie—Office of Admission
  • Scott Pfitizinger—Library
  • Jamie Poynter—Student Disability Services 

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*For a detailed listing of executive committee members, please contact the About Us page!
*Do you need to make us aware of a change in your  department? Please Contact Us!

May 2012 Staff News!

Open House at the HRC
Come celebrate the year with us and learn more about Staff Assembly! A cupcake bar, fresh fruit, and FREE massages will be provided! Come and go as needed, learn more about the different Staff Assembly committees, mingle with peers and talk with members of the Executive Committee. DATE: Wednesday, May 16 TIME: 1:30—2:30 PM LOCATION: Health & Recreation Complex (HRC) All Staff Members Are Welcome & Encouraged To Attend!

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Farewell to seniors
Congratulations to all students (and staff) who will be graduating next weekend! Well done!
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Relay for Life Thanks
A special congratulations & THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the recent Relay for Life!
The DAWG Walkers team raised $12,000 and the total amount of money raised for the American Cancer Society was $57,000! Great job, Butler!
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Campus Sweep
Despite the weather, the recent Campus Sweep event was a success! Thanks to all the students, faculty and staff who participated. Also a big thank you to all the sponsors of the event, including the Office of the President, Ray’s Trash Service, The Center for Urban Ecology, Circle City Sweets, Aramark and Pepsi.
www.facebook.com/butlerstaff

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CONGRATULATIONS to the new Staff Assembly Executive Board

  • Pam Bender (Admission)
  • Carl Heck (Athletics) Beth Lohman (Recreation) Rich Michal (Operations)
  • Tina Vawter (Advancement) Jo Wagoner (Chemistry)

A special thank you to all those who nominated candidates and those who voted!
The Staff Assembly would like to thank everyone for making this year one of Butler’s best ever! We are an institution bound by our shared interests and passion for educating students, at one of the best universities in the country. Thanks to everyone for your dedication and commitment to these goals. Best wishes for a terrific summer!

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Thank You Card Program
Staff Assembly gives you the opportunity to send a personal-ized “Thank You” to employees who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in performing a particular job or task.
Simply send an email to staff-assembly@butler.edu telling us who should receive the Thank You and why.
To submit a Thank You anonymously, drop a note in the Staff Assembly suggestion box in Jordan Hall near HR.
Thank You cards are always sent anonymously (from Staff Assembly, not from the requestor).

  • Patti Colip—Purchasing
  • Craig Hardee—Facilities
  • Claudia Johnson—Advancement
  • Maintenance Services Crew—Facilities
  • Nate Partenheimer—Information Technology
  • Shelly Rabideau—Purchasing
  • Chris Renollet—Facilities

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Farewell, Departing Staff
Thank You for your contributions to Butler, you will be missed!

  • Ralph Haas—Maintenance Services
  • Lewis Miller—Dean of Libraries
  • Jessie Person—Athletics
  • Teri Amberger—Dept of Mathematics
  • Robin Beasley—BUPD
  • Samantha Bray—Annual Giving

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*For a more detailed listing of executive committee members, please contact the About Us page!
*Need to make us aware of a change in your information or department? Please Contact Us!