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!


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


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,