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September General Meeting & Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 17

Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Location: Clowes Memorial Hall

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

HR Update – La Veda Howell, Executive Director of Human Resources

Butler DiningNate Haugh, Aramark

Clowes Update Josh Lingenfelter, Director of Marketing for Clowes

A card to be sent to Suzanne Fong, in honor of Dr. Fong, will be available for staff to sign. If you wish to make a memorial contribution, you may do so by giving to the Fong Scholarship, which was established at Butler in 2005.


Staff Assembly Committee Updates

Activities and Socials:

  • The committee would like to invite you to our 501’s this year. What is a 501? It’s where you meet after work at 5:01 p.m. to have a drink, snack, or just conversation! All 501’s will meet at Twenty Tap (6406 N College Ave.). We hope you will join us and take some time to get to know others on campus in a relaxed setting. Feel free to bring a friend!
  • The 501 schedule is as follows: October 9, November 13, January 8, February 12, March 12, and April 9.

Employment Affairs:

  • Committee members for this year: Scott Peden – Chair (Recreation), Tina Vawter (COPHS), Anila Din (HR), Katie Abernathy (COB), Sheila Blackwell (Financial Aid), Cheryl Hospodarsky (Business Office), Judy Malarney (Center for Global Education), and Kirk Young (IT).
  • Their next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16; the goal is to narrow focus of Process Improvement Plan and elevate highest priority to Staff Assembly Executive Committee.

Difference Makers:

  • Congratulations, again, to our 2014 winners and thank you to all who make a difference at Butler!
    • Job Performance and Attitude: Jen Agnew, Programs for Leadership and Service Education; David Board, Maintenance Services; Laura Green, Admission
    • Making a Difference in the Butler Community: Chris Davis, Campus Impressions
    • Service to Students: Angie Hewitt, Information Technology; Riki Lawrence, Learning Resource Center

Networking and Resources:

  • We are still actively looking for more volunteers to serve as mentors/buddies to new staff on campus. It is a small commitment of time offering great emotional rewards. Please contact Judy Gauer at jgauer@butler.edu if interested.

Personal and Professional Development:

  • The committee met recently and put together a tentative program schedule for 2014–2015. Once dates and times are confirmed, they will be posted on the Staff Assembly blog and placed in the Connection.
  • Save the Date: October 29, 3–4 p.m., and join us for Pete the Planner’s discussion on “Future Life Purchases.” This session will help you prepare for future large purchases that are not necessarily scheduled in your current budget. More details will follow closer to the date of the event.
  • Monthly tips from Healthy Horizons, the Health and Recreation Complex, and the Center for Academic Technology will be provided at each general meeting. We will post links to the monthly topics on the Staff Assembly blog.

 

State of the University

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

August General Meeting & Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Tuesday, August 19

Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Location: Jordan Hall, room 141

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

Announcements & Committee Reports

Parking and Campus Safety – Ben Hunter, Chief of Staff

Climate Action PlanMcKenzie Beverage, Sustainability Coordinator

New Staff Introductions and Door Prizes


Welcome, New Staff

Welcome to the Butler University Family!

  • Harold Barney, Operations
  • Sarah Boeckmann, Residence Life
  • Tracey Mills, Biological Sciences
  • Sarah Olofsson, Biological Sciences
  • Kim Orbik, Human Resources Management & Development
  • Catherine Taylor, Building Services
  • Mike Thomas, College of Business
  • Caren Walls, Athletics

And in other news…

  • Don’t forget to register your vehicle for the 2014–2015 school year so you don’t get any parking tickets this fall!
  • The State of the University Address with President Danko will be held on Friday, August 22, at 11:00 a.m. in the Schrott Center. Immediately following the address is the Faculty and Staff Picnic under the Welcome Week Tent on Butler Way Mall. Register by August 19!
  • Move-in day for the incoming class is this Saturday, August 23. Learn more about Welcome Week.

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!


Agenda

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


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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.

DATES:

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

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