Category Archives: Event

Announcements & Reminders

HR Update—Manager Training

During the planning phase of Management Training at Butler University, HR will be collecting information from various sources to build the training program. Non-supervisory staff may use the suggestion form on the Staff Assembly website from January 21–February 4 to submit topics and/or objectives they believe would be valuable to a Management Training program. These suggestions will be considered as HR prepares the foundational principles for the training program. Note: Only suggestions related to the Management Training program will be sent to HR. 

Tech Tip

Pocket is an app that helps you save items online (videos, images, articles) that you want to check out later. It’s free and available for Android and iOS, and it has awesome syncing abilities. Let Pocket replace your current method of bookmarking and taking screenshots! Get more info.


Open Forums for Brand Guidelines, Website

There will be open forums regarding new brand guidelines and website happening soon. Dates and times will be announced in Connection.

Financial Wellness

It’s a new year, and with the new year comes the opportunity to do new and exciting things. This year, make financial wellness your goal. It’s easy to lose your path without goals, that’s where can help. Take a few minutes today to set financial goals in the ‘Your Financial Goals’ section on Setting 30-day goals and 90-day goals will help you make the most of your financial life without getting frustrated. These resources are brought to you by Pete the Planner and Healthy Horizons.


Human Resources Appreciates YOU!

HR is hosting a complimentary Barista Bar serving gourmet coffee, hot tea, and hot chocolate. We invite all Butler faculty and staff to celebrate a year of hard work and dedication with a free hot beverage. Stop by at your leisure Thursday, December 18, 9:00-11:30 a.m. in Atherton Union, room 111 (University Club).

Posted on behalf of Human Resources Management & Development.


Family Night at the HRC, Dec. 12

Family Night at the HRC, Friday, December 12 from 5:00–8:00 p.m. Bring the family for a fun, festive evening floating around the pool watching the “Grinch,” playing games, and making holiday crafts. “Home Alone” will also be showing. Get the details and register. Cost is $10/family or $15/family with a large pizza from Hot Box.

This event is brought to you by the HRC and Staff Assembly’s Activity and Socials Committee.

Time is Running Out: Benefits Open Enrollment Ends Monday

All faculty and staff enrolled in benefits must log in to my.butler to confirm:

  • Your 2015 benefit elections should remain same as 2014 elections
  • Elect the new vision carrier, Anthem Blue Vision
  • Elect plan changes, add/remove dependents
  • Enroll for the first time
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings amounts MUST be elected every year

If you have not confirmed or elected your 2015 benefits, log into and click on ‘Benefits Enrollment’ and follow the prompts. Click ‘SUBMIT’ on the final screen. A confirmation will be emailed to you within 5 minutes. Print the confirmation for your records.


  • Enrollment Workshops (bring questions and enrollment decisions for help enrolling online):
    ◦November 14, Friday, noon-4:30 p.m. in JH-043
    ◦November 17, Monday, noon-3:00 p.m. in JH-043
    ◦November 17, Monday, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in JH-041

Contact Kim Orbik or Anita Watts, or contact Sherri Heidenreich at ext. 9355, with any questions regarding your benefits. You also may visit the HR office in Jordan Hall, room 144. More information is available on the HR website.

Exclusive Costco Wholesale Offer for Butler Staff

Join the #1 warehouse club in the world and see what everyone is talking about. Membership is risk free! Costco offers a 100% customer-satisfaction guarantee on all merchandise, including your membership.

The Annual Membership is $55, which includes two cards.

Costco Wholesale would like to offer Butler staff a $10 Costco Cash Card BONUS for a $55 Gold Star Membership or $20 Costco Cash Card BONUS for a $110 Executive Membership, which offers a 2% Cash Rebate Check, plus exclusive Executive Benefits and Services.

(NOTE: This offer is unavailable at the Costco Warehouse and applies to new membership sign-ups only.)

At Costco Wholesale, you can save on:

  • Optical – Winner of the JD Power & Associates award for Highest Satisfaction
  • ŸPharmacy – Huge savings (Consumer Reports Magazine 08 “Best in Nation”)
  • ŸHearing Aid Center – Extraordinary value at Costco savings          
  • ŸPhoto Center – Digital prints, photo books, cards, video transfer, and more                                                              
  • ŸMeat, Deli, Bakery – prepared fresh everyday
  • ŸWine and spirits
  • Gas station
  • Travel discounts
  • Auto-buying program

Free Cash Rebate American Express Card

A Costco representative will be available at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, before the Staff Assembly general meeting. Contact Costco’s Melissa Hill at 317-532-1654 or