Category Archives: Newsletters

May General Meeting and Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 18

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM

Location: Robertson Hall, Johnson Room

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

President Danko

HR Update—James Gallaher and Kim Orbick


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.

  • Julie Allen
  • Deryl Botta
  • Shonda Cheever
  • Priscilla Cobb
  • Deanna Crisan
  • Dawnya French
  • Darla Griffiths
  • Jennifer Griggs
  • Lisa Hamilton
  • Theresa Hilliard
  • Rhonda Louks
  • Kim Mahaffey
  • Toni Mattingly
  • Stacey Orme
  • Lance Patterson
  • Deb Quirin
  • Chris Renollet
  • Amber Rowland
  • Debbie Rushton
  • Sherri White
  • Jill Wildemann

Welcome, New Staff

Please join us in welcoming the following staff:

  • Keith Diemer, Clowes Memorial Hall
  • Michael Eikenberry, Advancement
  • Tamara Erkina, COPHS
  • Mary Reiman, IT

Announcements

Free Wellness Writing Workshop

In our hectic, sometimes burdened and overly committed lives, creativity isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. Medical professionals, clinicians, and artists have recognized the therapeutic value of creative writing. When we write, we can release stress and nurture our imaginations.

Creative Writing for Wellness is part of the mission of the Butler MFA program, which welcomes University staff and faculty to participate in a free five-week Wellness Writing Workshop.

  • When: Mondays, June 6–July 11 | 4:15–5:45 PM (Excludes July 4, Independence Day)
  • Where: Butler University, Efroymson Center for Creative Writing (530 W. Hampton Drive)
  • Facilitators: Hilene Flanzbaum and Angela Hofstetter

In the past two years, Butler MFA students and faculty have run writing classes with staff members at Eskenazi Health; with senior citizens at American HealthCare Services; and with adolescents at Riley Hospital for Children and Hope Academy.

Spaces for the employee Wellness Writing Workshop are limited to 12. Please sign up as soon as possible by contacting Mindy Dunn, mdunn1@butler.edu.

April General Meeting and Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 20

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM

Location: Robertson Hall, Johnson Room

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

Sexual Assault Awareness—Sarah Diaz
Counseling Services—Steve Hines
Words of appreciation
Costco*

*Sponsoring meeting


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.

  • Rebecca DeGrazia
  • James Cramer
  • Julie Barrett
  • Angie Hewitt
  • Jeff McGregor
  • Judy Clark
  • Amber Rowland
  • Sherri White
  • Deb Quirin
  • Theresa Hilliard
  • Priscilla Cobb
  • Marcia Ewbank

Welcome, New Staff

Please join us in welcoming the following staff:

Timothy Banks, Clowes Memorial Hall
Anna Ruth Gerlach, COPHS


Announcements

CFV Faculty and Staff Workshop 2016–2017: Informal Mentoring as Vocational Support
Explore your supportive and guiding role for students navigating Butler and their futures.

  • Friday, September 30, 9:00 AM–1:00 PM
  • Friday, October 28, 9:00 AM–1:00 PM
  • Friday, December 2, 9:00 AM–1:00 PM
  • Friday, January 27, 9:00 AM–1:00 PM
  • Friday, March 17, 9:00 AM–1:00 PM
Workshop participants attend all five sessions; three meet off campus. Modes of compensation available for faculty and staff.
Applications due to CFV by April 22, 2016 and are available through the CFV at dgmeyers@butler.edu.
All faculty and staff are welcome to apply!
Show Support for #IndianaSaysNoMore

Immediately following Staff Assembly on April 20, all faculty staff and students are invited to meet out front of Robertson Hall to participate in Butler’s photo for the #IndianaSaysNoMore campaign to show support and unity without our community to end domestic violence and sexual assault! Please join us! All are welcome.

March General Meeting and Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, March 16

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM

Location: Robertson Hall, Johnson Room

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

Center for Faith and Vocation—Marguerite Stanciu, Assistant Director, Center for Faith and Vocation
Internship and Career Services—Julie Schrader, Associate Director
HR Update—James Gallaher, Vice President for HR, Diversity, and Wellness
Elements Financial*—Kara Fischer
*Sponsoring meeting


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.

  • Julie Allen
  • Kanti Crain
  • Jeff Ferguson
  • Dawnya French
  • Jennifer Griggs
  • Jen Gunnels
  • Karen Hand
  • Nancy Lyzun
  • Jacque Mickel
  • Aimee Scheureman
  • Kristi Smith
  • Megan Ward
  • Jill Wildemann

Welcome, New Staff

Please join us in welcoming the following staff:

Christopher Ardeel, Information Technology
Christopher Burwell, Advancement
Andy Cassler, Internship & Career Services
Sam Gallagher, Maintenance Services
Lindsey Madinger, Office of the President
Scott McDaniel, Information Technology
Chad Shaffer, Information Technology
Shadden Sion, COB

February General Meeting and Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, February 17

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM

Location: Robertson Hall, Johnson Room

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

HR Update* (Great Colleges to Work For Survey)—James Gallaher, Vice President for HR, Diversity, and Wellness
Housing Phase II—Ben Hunter and Bruce Arick
Active Shooter Training Update—Ben Hunter and Diane Sweeney
Sam’s Club—Sponsoring Meeting

*Our University is participating in the “Great Colleges to Work For” program sponsored by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ModernThink LLC. The most important aspect of this program is a confidential and anonymous survey that will allow Butler to gather important information about what is working well and what areas need attention. The survey will be sent to all faculty and staff on March 14, and the survey results will be factored into the overall scoring process for the “Great Colleges to Work For” program. Vice President James Gallaher will be sharing more details and answering questions at Wednesday’s meeting.


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.

  • Sarah Diaz
  • Cynthia Drouin
  • Isabel Hagedorn
  • Rhonda Louks
  • Toni Mattingly
  • Melinda Sowers
  • Roy Weese

Welcome, New Staff

We are excited to once again acknowledge new staff on our blog, starting with January 2016 hires.

Please join us in welcoming the following staff:

Maleigha Fuentes, Advancement
Brian Holm, Grounds
Thomas Janke, Center for Academic Technology
Jonathon Kunkle, Building Services
Kyle McGary, Registration & Records
Andrew Myers, Provost Office
Cicel Pilson, Athletics
Adrienne Provenzano, Dance
Roberta Recker, University General Counsel
Christian Ryes, Building Services
Janice Ruston, Learning Resource Center
Kristen Tucker, Athletics
Mark Xander, Athletics


Announcements

Join Staff Assembly at Bent Rail Brewery on Thursday, February 18, for this month’s Third Thursday @ 5:01. Faculty, staff, and friends are all welcome. Bent Rail is the standing location for all Third Thursday’s and is located near campus at 5301 Winthrop Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220. Parking is available in the lot on the north side of the building.

Staff Assembly Activities & Social Committee will be sponsoring after-work socials every Third Thursday of the month at 5:01 PM for a chance to eat, drink, and chat with other Butler faculty and staff in a relaxed, off-campus setting. We hope you can join us, and feel free to bring a friend!

 

January General Meeting and Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, January 20

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM

Location: Pharmacy Building, Room 204

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

HR Update—James Gallaher, Vice President for HR, Diversity, and Wellness
Butler Community Arts School—Karen Thickstun
Costco Meeting Sponsor—Discounted memberships will be offered


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.

  • Julie Barrett
  • Sarah Diaz
  • Dawnya French
  • IT Help Desk
  • Chera McCabe
  • Stacey Orme
  • Scott Peden
  • Monica Strigari
  • Jill Wildemann


Welcome, New Staff

  • Sheena Sanders, COPHS—Pharmacy Practice
  • Allison Troutner, Desmund Tutu Center