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Announcing the 2013 Difference Maker Award Winners!


Congratulations to the 2013 Difference Makers!

We recognize and honor the following staff members, nominated for the Difference Makers award by their peers or students.  Each of them have made a positive impact in the work they do for students, staff, faculty, and the Butler community.  If you see any of them around campus, be sure to thank them!




Job Performance & Attitude

  • Michele MillerAdvancement
  • Charles TruaxMaintenance Services
  • Roy WeeseInformation Technology


Service to Students

  • Mary Ann Huser – Student Affairs (PuLSE Office)
  • Mary Kay Liverett – College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Physician’s Assistant)


Making A Difference in the Butler Community

  • Sherri Heidenreich – Human Resources Management & Development



 From left to right: Charles Truax, Sherri Heidenreich, Mary Kay Liverett, President Jim Danko, Michele Miller, Roy Weese, Staff Assembly Chair Josh Downing.  (Not pictured: Mary Ann Huser).


Here’s To A Great Year!


Move-In Weekend Is Almost Here!

It’s almost time for new student move-in…and Trip is fired up about it!  You’d better pay attention to what he has to say!

August General Meeting and Staff News

Welcome back, Faculty & Staff!


DATE: Wednesday, August 21
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Pharmacy Building, 204

All Staff Members Are Welcome & Encouraged To Attend



Presenters and Agenda:

  • HR Updates – LaVeda HowellExecutive Director, Human Resources Management & Development
  • Student Government Association – Craig Fisher, SGA President
  • Campus Safety – Bill Weber, Assistant Chief of Police



Welcome, New Staff!
Welcome to the Butler University Family!

  • Claire Aigotti – General Counsel, Office of the President
  • Mary Frances Gaede – University Libraries
  • Kimberlee Goad – College of Business
  • Chris Holtmann – Athletics
  • Beth Hospodarsky – College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Matthew Mindrum – Vice President, Marketing & Communications
  • Felipe Moran – Building Services
  • Laura Schutt – Admission
  • Amanda Starkel – University Libraries


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

  • Andy Cunningham – Information Technology
  • Sara Doebel – Athletics
  • Elizabeth Freedman – Internship & Career Services
  • Brian Hiscox – Athletics
  • Josh Rattray – Athletics
  • Emily Reeser – Advancement



  • Don’t forget about President Danko’s State of the University address followed by an all-faculty & staff campus picnic on Friday, August 23!  The welcome back festivities begin at 11:00 AM at the Schrott Center for the Arts.
  • New student move-in is all set!  Beginning on Saturday August 24 at 8:00 AM, Butler’s campus will quickly become buzzing with activity.  Welcome Week festivities will officially be kicked off on Sunday August 25 at 11:30 AM.  For complete details and a schedule of events, check out
  • Fall semester classes begin on Wednesday, August 28.  Don’t forget that the university will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 2.
  • Did you know?  You can visit and sign up to receive a free monthly e-newsletter, keeping you informed of all upcoming Butler events!
  • Mark Your Calendars Now, So You Don’t Miss A Thing!  Here are the 2013-2014 Staff Assembly Meeting Dates:

August 21 – PB 204
September 18 – Clowes Hall 
October 16
November 20
December 18
January 15, 2014
February 19
March 19
April 16
May 21
*NOTE: All meetings are from 2-3 p.m., in Jordan Hall 141, unless otherwise noted.