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REAL ESTATE WORKSHOP FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS

Considering buying your first home? Concerned that you might make a mistake with this important decision? Then this workshop may be helpful!

How to Avoid the Most Common, Painful, and Frustrating
Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make

Walk away with 10 specific mistakes that many first-time homebuyers make when purchasing a home and learn how to avoid them and be an informed and prepared homebuyer. Steve Rupp, an experienced real estate agent with Keller Williams, will provide expertise, advice, and lunch during this workshop!

Tuesday, February 9
NOON – 1:00 PM
AU 326
RSVP by 5:00 PM on February 5

Presenter Bio:
Steve Rupp is a real estate broker with Keller Williams and has been in real estate for over 16 years. He has been a regular presenter for Butler Staff Assembly for 5 years and is excited to be invited back. Steve grew up in Butler-Tarkington right next to campus and enjoyed attending Starlight Musicals, cheering on the Bulldogs at Hinkle Fieldhouse, and watching the Butler marching band practice in the parking lot in the summers. His mother Mary Anne worked for Butler for 13-years, and his father Jack is a proud Butler alumnus.

This workshop is presented by the Staff Assembly Personal and Professional Development Committee. For inquiries, please contact Jeremy Walthall at ext. 6508.

Wellness Gift Day

Faculty and staff are invited to join the Health and Recreation Complex (HRC) and Healthy Horizons for their Holiday Wellness Gift Day on Tuesday, December 8, Noon–1:00 PM in Robertson Hall, Ford Salon.

Take this opportunity to learn more about the HRC and Healthy Horizon’s health and wellness services designed specifically for full- and part-time faculty and staff, and enjoy a plethora of complimentary offerings including:

  • Free chair massage (first come, first serve) provided by two HRC massage therapists
  • Stress less yoga tips delivered by a registered yoga teacher from the HRC
  • Aveda aromatherapy bar
  • Adult coloring therapy station supported by Staff Assembly
  • Healthy holiday recipes provided by the HRC’s Registered Dietitian
  • Snacks compliments of both programs—Impact Bars (an organic Olympia granola bar) and fresh fruit
  • Free hot tea and coffee bar courtesy of Staff Assembly

All participants will be entered into a raffle drawing for prizes provided by the HRC and Healthy Horizons including:

  • HRC yoga mats
  • HRC foam rollers
  • Healthy Horizons fleeces
  • Refrigerated grocery bag
  • First-aid kit
  • Healthy Horizons plush blanket
  • Three free sessions of personal training at the HRC

We look forward to seeing you there!

September General Meeting & Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 16

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM

Location: Robertson Hall, Johnson Board Room

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

Benefits Update—Bruce Arick, Office of Finance and Administration
Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) Collaboration
—Mary Ramsbottom and Ben Hunter
Butler Dining Services—Nate Haugh  (Sponsoring Meeting)
“No More” Domestic Violence Awareness—Sarah Diaz and Nikila Stevens


Props to…

The following staff are recognized through our Thank a Colleague program. If there is someone you’d like to give props to, let us know.

  • Tim Thomas
  • Kim Orbik
  • Anita Watts
  • Jacque Mickel
  • Josh Hayes
  • Jill Thompson
  • Deb Quirin
  • Phil Hughes

Committee Updates

Networking and Resources

  • The “Connecting Across Campus” event to connect new staff members with current staff, originally scheduled for September 2, was postponed and will be rescheduled soon. More information on the rescheduled event will be posted to the Connection and publicized through regular Staff Assembly channels. We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to meet our new folks, re-meet some of us who have been here for some time, and hopefully identify some new opportunities for partnership and collaboration across the campus.

Activities and Socials

  • 5:01’s the third Thursday of every month at Bent Rail Brewery (5301 Winthrop Ave.); this is a chance to informally interact with fellow colleagues.
  • Let the Games Continue: Euchre and Paper Football! Staff Assembly’s Activities and Socials Committee is sponsoring a weekly brown-bag-lunchtime gathering during the fall semester (and beyond). We’ll have cards for euchre and paper footballs to play, well, paper football! Beginners to both games are welcome—on-site instruction will be available. All staff, faculty, and students are welcome Wednesdays noon-1:00 PM, September 9–December 2, in Jordan Hall, Room 048.Please let Tim Thomas know if you have any questions or would like more information at tthomas1@butler.edu or x8533.

Communications

  • The Communications committee met and discussed how we can improve communication on items of interest/importance to staff. Our goal is to reach as many staff members as possible; currently, we use the Staff Assembly blog, Facebook, and Twitter. We are open to suggestions for additional forms of communication!  Submit suggestions using our online form or place your suggestion in one of the suggestion boxes located in the following places: Facilities Service Center (near Structure Shop entrance), outside JH 144, main floor of HRC, and bottom of stairs going into C-Club in Atherton Union.

Announcements

“No More” Month
October is “No More Month” at Butler. Staff members are encouraged to learn more about how we can help end domestic violence and support survivors. An enlightening series of events and learning opportunities are being coordinated by Butler’s Office of Health Education and Outreach Programs, Human Resources Management and Development, Counseling and Consultation Services, and the Stand Tall Project. Stay tuned to the Butler Connection for more information on events and follow the @ButlerHRC on Facebook and Twitter for updates and info about campus and community resources!

Themed Living Communities
Coming Fall 2016 for all first year students—Themed Living Communities (TLC’s)! With the opening of our newest residence hall, the closing of Schwitzer Hall, and changes to our primary designated first-year halls; Residence Life has programmatic changes underway for our residential communities. If you would be interested in learning more about the TLC’s and serving as a TLC Coordinator, please contact Anne Flaherty, Dean of Student Life at aflahert@butler.edu or ext. 9570. An information session with more information will be offered soon. Watch the Connection for details!

Upcoming Events

Tailgate at Men’s Soccer Game Sept. 16

It’s ‘Tailgate Time’ at Men’s Soccer on Wednesday, September 16. Join faculty and staff members at the Butler Bowl parking lot for fun and food before the Dawgs hit the turf against rival Indiana University.  The tailgate will run from 5:30-7:00 PM with the game kicking off at 7:30 PM.

The tailgate package includes a game ticket, food, and drink all for a great, low price—adults $7, youth $5 (ages 3-12), kids under 3 are free. If you can only join us for the tailgate, get your food and drink package for $4. Food and drink are brought to you by Chick-fil-A.

RSVP to Kathy Hankins (khankins@butler.edu) before Thursday, September 10 at noon to reserve your spot. Cash and check should be taken to Kathy at Jordan Hall, Room 104 with checks made payable to Butler University. This event is open to faculty and staff only.

Let the Games Continue! Euchre and Paper Football!

The second year of the Butler Summer Games was a wonderful success this past summer. Thank you to all staff, faculty, and students who participated!

To continue the merriment and collegiality, Staff Assembly’s Activities and Socials Committee is sponsoring a weekly brown-bag-lunchtime gathering during the fall semester (and beyond).

We’ll have cards for euchre—and paper footballs to play, well, paper football! Beginners to both games are welcome—on-site instruction will be available. All staff, faculty, and students are welcome!

Day and Time: Wednesdays from Noon-1:00 PM, September 9–December 23

Location: JH 048

Please let Tim Thomas know if you have any questions or would like more information. Reach him at tthomas1@butler.edu or x8533.

August General Meeting & Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Tuesday, August 18

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM

Location: Jordan Hall, Room 141

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

Title IX—Nikila Stevens, HR
Staff Assembly Overview

Sam’s Club
—Meeting Sponsor


Props to…

The following staff are recognized through our Thank a Colleague program. If there is someone you’d like to give props to, let us know.

  • Gustavo Penaloza
  • Josh Hayes
  • Erin Cochard
  • Julie Howerton
  • John Nation
  • Dawnya French
  • Rhonda Louks
  • Julie Allen
  • Doug Howell
  • Toni Mattingly

2015–2016 Meeting Dates

Mark your calendar for the 2015–2016 Staff Assembly general meetings! All meetings are from 2:00–3:00 PM unless otherwise indicated. Locations are subject to change due to class schedule conflicts; the latest information will be on the Staff Assembly blog.

  • August 18: Jordan Hall, Room 141
  • September 16: Gallahue Hall, Room 108
  • October 21: Robertson Hall, Johnson Board Room
  • November 18: Atherton Union, Reilly Room
  • December 16: Pharmacy Building, Room 150
  • January 20: Jordan Hall, Room 141
  • February 17: Jordan Hall, Room 141
  • March 16: Jordan Hall, Room 141
  • April 20: Robertson Hall, Johnson Board Room
  • May 18: Johnson Board Room

Upcoming Activities & Socials

Third Thursday @ 5:01

Location: Bent Rail Brewery (5301 Winthrop Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220)

  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17

Save the Date: Wine Night

Location: Holcomb Observatory
Friday, November 13 | 6:00-9:00 PM
Registration details available soon.