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State of the University

Unable to attend last week’s State of the University address, delivered by President Danko?  We’ve got you covered!

July General Meeting & Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, July 23

Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Location: Pharmacy Building, room 103

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Announcements & Committee Reports

HR Update La Veda Howell, Executive Director of HR

Branding Butler*Stephanie Judge Cripe, Director of Marketing Strategy

New Staff Introductions and Door Prizes

A new brand is being developed for Butler and your input is needed. See the initial creative concepts, fresh from the agency, and share your reactions and feedback. The brand belongs to everyone in the Butler community so please join us for this important, expanded session. For those who are able to stay after the general meeting ends, there will be additional conversation about this topic from 3:00-3:30 p.m. We encourage you to stay and share your thoughts!

Welcome, New Staff

Welcome to the Butler University Family!

  • Damon Bailey – Athletics
  • Heidi Benson – Admission / Enrollment Management
  • Jenny Cho – Counseling & Consultation Services
  • Brady Collier – Athletics
  • Donna Cumberbatch – Building Services
  • Colin Dietz – Counseling & Consultation Services
  • Olivia DiFilippo – BUPD
  • Sally Dockendorf – Counseling & Consultation Services
  • Beth Falkenbach – College of Business
  • Erica Garnett – PuLSE
  • Dylan Harmison – Information Technology
  • Najee Jackson – Building Services
  • Jacob Lemon – COPHS
  • Meg Liffick – Marketing & Communications
  • Lauren Long – COPHS
  • Fahkara Malone – Athletics
  • Laura Menard – Health Sciences Library
  • Todd Morrissey – Athletics
  • Juan Nunez – Building Services
  • David Russell – Residence Life
  • Julie Shelton – Athletics
  • HerBrina Sheperd – Residence Life
  • Stephen Standifird – College of Business
  • Tiffany Stergar – Advancement
  • Nikila Stevens – Human Resources Management & Development
  • Desmond Tardy – Athletics

And in other news…

  • As you’ve undoubtedly noticed there is lots of construction and other exciting projects going on around campus this summer!  We would like to thank everyone for your patience as the Butler Community is being improved and beautified.
  • For updates on the Sunset Ave / Hampton Drive Streetscape Project, visit HERE.  Much progress is being made!  
  • The university has approved a new housing facility and parking garage!  Very soon, you will start to notice substantial changes as the Butler campus is transformed.  Check out all the exciting details HERE.
  • Don’t forget to register your vehicle for the 2014-2015 school year so you don’t get any parking tickets this fall!
  • The Visiting Writers Series Fall Speakers have been announced. Admission to all events in the series is free and open to the public without tickets – so check it out!  

Get Involved with the Butler Summer Games

It’s time for the Butler Summer Games!  Everyone is welcome to attend – register now by clicking HERE.  

Weekly games are available from June 4 to July 28 and there are prizes for participating or even simply watching! Locations are TBA and times are 12:00 – 1:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


June 4                 Opening Ceremonies

June 10               Beach Ball Volleyball

June 24               Kick Ball

June 28               Cornhole

July 1                   Battleship @ HRC pool
(4:00 pm)

July 8                   Water Balloon Toss

July 14                 Scavenger Hunt

Week of July 21 and July 28: TBA

Follow us on Twitter using #BUSummerGames


May General Meeting and Staff News



DATE: Wednesday, May 21

TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 P.M.

Jordan Hall, 141

We Welcome & Encourage All Staff Members To Attend


Congratulations to all 2014 Butler University graduates!  Thanks to all staff & faculty for helping put together another successful commencement weekend.  


Open Forum & Ice Cream Social

Come prepared to share your thoughts and celebrate the many successes of this past year!


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

  • Keith CobbsBuilding Services
  • Scott CrawfordBuilding Services
  • Karen Fuller – College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Cindy GarrettDonor Relations
  • Jennifer Mann – Learning Resource Center
  • Sheryl RodgersPrint Marketing
  • Matthew Stach – Learning Resource Center



  • Now that the weather is better and the rush of end-of-year activities is over, there is no better time to take a tour of campus!  We see them every day, but have you ever been on an official tour of Butler?  Well, now is your chance!  The Personal & Professional Development Committee is offering an opportunity to go on a tour of campus on Wednesday, May 21 at 11:00 a.m.  Join us for this opportunity to learn more about where you work.  Space is limited so please RSVP to Cynthia Payne by May 20th.  
  • Reminder: University summer hours officially begin on Tuesday, May 27.  Happy summer!
  • Want a piece of Hinkle Fieldhouse history? On June 7, Butler University and People for Urban Progress (PUP) will be selling several hundred seats that were removed from the Fieldhouse as part of the ongoing renovation.  The seats—$100 each—will be for sale from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the CUE Farm at Butler, located next to the intramural fields west of 52nd Street and Boulevard Place.  For more information, click HERE.