Feb 21

See Butler’s Campus in a New Way


We see them every day on campus, but have you ever been on an official tour of Butler? Staff Assembly’s Personal & Professional Development Committee is offering you an opportunity to go on a tour of campus on Wednesday, February 26th at 1:00 p.m.

Join us for the chance to learn more about where you work and what our prospective students and parents experience when on a campus visit!  Space is limited so please RSVP to Rhonda Louks by Feb. 25th. See you around campus!


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Feb 17

February General Meeting and Staff News



DATE: Wednesday, February 19
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Robertson Hall, Johnson Room

We Welcome & Encourage All Staff Members To Attend!


Presenters and Agenda:


  • Marketing & Communications Update – Matt Mindrum
  • Butler Community Arts School - Karen Thickstun
  • HR Update - La Veda Howell


Special Note: This Saturday, February 22, from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Costco is hosting a special Butler University Open House / Shop Day.  Everyone is invited to come shop, regardless of whether or not you have an existing Costco membership. Special membership deals will be offered for non-members.  Please bring your Butler I.D. in order to check-in!  


Welcome, New Staff!
Welcome to the Butler University Family!

  • Aaron Bogenschutz – Athletics
  • Fernando Covarrubias - Grounds
  • Anne Flaherty - Student Affairs
  • Amia Foston - Institutional Research
  • Steve Harrison - Clowes
  • Aaron Hurt - Schrott Center
  • JoAnne Juett - Center for Academic Technology
  • Andrew Summers - Information Technology
  • Danielle Valenilla - Center for Academic Technology
  • Vicki Wilson - College of Business
  • Joey Wohlhieter - MFLLC
  • Elesia Yoon - Center for Academic Technology


Farewell, Departing Staff
Thank You for your contributions to Butler, you will be missed!

    • Patti Lyon - Library
    • April Rosich - Office of Admission
    • Shaun Russ - BUPD



  • Did you know?  Butler now offers several new exciting majors!  
  • College of Communication (CCOM): Sports Media; Interactive Media
  • Jordan College of the Arts (JCA): Performance & Education
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS): Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • Butler has received a $999,952 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to create Butler Advance, a program focused on helping students—especially those in the liberal arts—further cultivate key attributes needed for professional success and the transition to careers in Indiana.  Read more about this cool new program here!
  • Butler is implementing a new Goal and Performance Management System, called “Butler GPS,” beginning this month.  Want to learn more?  Check it out here.
  • The Relay for Life is coming up soon!  Please join Team DAWG Walkers, and help us in the fight against cancer.  To learn more and to sign up, check out the Team DAWG Walkers page
  • Butler now has a new provider for Family Medical Leave (FMLA) benefits, CareWorks USA. Click here to learn more about these important new benefits.



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Feb 04

2014 Life & AD&D Benefits Open Enrollment ENDS TOMORROW

Don’t forget!  Butler University recently switched from CIGNA to OneAmerica for Supplemental Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance benefits.  Open enrollment for these new benefits is currently ongoing and will END TOMORROW, Wednesday February 5, at 5:00 pm.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to review your benefits!  For more information, click HERE.


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Jan 21

Miss Last Week’s Meeting?

Did you miss last week’s January general meeting?  No problem!  Check out the information that Rich Michal, Executive Director of Operations, shared regarding campus snow removal.  Also, stay tuned for more information coming soon regarding important HR updates!  


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Jan 20

Need More Lunch Time Fun? Join Us For Our Informal Lunches!

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a chance to meet other staff & faculty while enjoying informal lunch and mingling each month? Join us by bringing your own brown bag, visiting C-Club, or swinging by the Marketplace.

You can find us in the University Club from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on the following dates:

      • February 4
      • April 1
      • March 4 (location: AU326 Board Room)

Looking forward to seeing you there!  For any questions, contact Pam Nixon.


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Jan 10

January General Meeting and Staff News



DATE: Wednesday, January 15
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Robertson Hall Johnson Room

All Staff Members Are Welcome & Encouraged To Attend!


Welcome back staff, faculty, & students!  We hope everyone had a safe, healthy, and rejuvenating Holiday Break and is ready for another great semester!  

Special Note of Thanks

On behalf of all Butler community members, we of the Staff Assembly thank and recognize ALL the facilities & operations folks for your hours of hard work and diligent efforts in the recent snow and extreme cold. In particular, we’d like to recognize:

Jamie Conner 
Danny Leonard 
Adel Girgis
Angelo Consiglieri
Aura Martir
Boubakar Traore
Carlos Lavalle
Clarence Mayers
Coco Acosta
Cruz Bonilla
Derek Leonard
Ejuanda Fields
Fred Gibson
Gary Weaver
Gilma Corredor
Henry Pinango
Jaime Rivas
Jan Ewede
Jaren Brown
Jenny Roell
Jose Contreras
Jose Cruz
Jose Santiago
Karen Lockley
Kevin Steckbeck
Maribel Figueroa
Mary Thompson
Michael Williams
Morgan Sliver
Paul Caldwell
Phil Moran
Roberto Lazo
Rosa Ramirez
Simone Najera
Surjit Tut
Tim Downs
Wayne Clayton
Will Young
Yesenia Pedraza
Yessie Pena

Thanks for keeping campus safe and looking great. Your efforts do not go unnoticed! 


Presenters and Agenda:

University Inclement Weather Procedures - Rich Michal & Ben Hunter

HR Update & Staff Handbook Highlights — La Veda Howell


Welcome, New Staff!
Welcome to the Butler University Family!

Darla Griffiths - Office of Student Accounts



  • The Butler Staff Handbook is now available!  All Butler staff are encouraged to review and become familiar with its contents.  For any questions please contact the Office of Human Resources Management & Development.  You can download a copy by clicking HERE or by visiting the Human Resources “Policy & Employment” page at: http://www.butler.edu/human-resources/policies/basics/.
  • The next Staff-Assembly sponsored “501″ social event is coming up on Thursday, January 16 at Triton Tap in Broad-Ripple.  We invite you to join in on the fun, after work at 5:01 p.m., to have a drink, snack, or just enjoy some great conversation!  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…no RSVP required.
  • Have you heard?  Butler University introduces Dawg Perks!  So what is it, you ask? It’s a list (on Pinterest) of discounted or free offers available to students, faculty, and/or staff with a valid Butler ID. You do not need a Pinterest account to view the list. Please click HERE for more information and for the Terms & Conditions.  We hope you take advantage of these special offers!
  • Attention all runners and walkers!  The 29th Annual Indy Runners and Walkers Mini Marathon Training Program has a training pace to help you achieve your goal for the Indianapolis Mini Marathon on Saturday May 3, 2014, the Geist Half Marathon on Saturday May 17, 2014, or any other spring half marathon around that time.  View the Mini Training Program page, including information about exciting new changes for walkers, including paces down to 20 mins/mile!

              Visit www.indyrunners.org and enter the PROMO CODE BTLR14, using an                    @butler.edu e-mail address, and you can register for this training program for                FREE!  
    Packet pick-up is Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.


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Dec 20

A Holiday Greeting from Butler University!


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Dec 16

December General Meeting and Staff News



DATE: Wednesday, December 18
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Atherton Union Reilly Room

All Staff Members Are Welcome & Encouraged To Attend!


The Butler University Staff Assembly wishes everyone a happy, safe, and rejuvenating Christmas & Holiday season! As we reflect on the blessings of the season, we are very thankful for your service and dedication to Butler and know this is a better place because of each of you.  You make a difference!


Presenters and Agenda:

  • Center for Faith & Vocation 10 Year Anniversary - Marguerite Stanciu                  and Judy Cebula
  • HR Update — La Veda Howell
  • Open Forum


*There will also be a representative from SAM’S CLUB in attendance from 1:30 –       3:30 p.m., distributing promotional information and answering questions about memberships.  


Welcome, New Staff!
Welcome to the Butler University Family!

  • Robert Alman - Athletics
  • Larry Darling - Information Technology
  • Anila Din – Human Resources Management & Development
  • Heather Howard - University Library
  • Lisa Maxwell-Frieden - Advancement
  • Sean McEvilly - BUPD
  • Julie Quigley - College of Business
  • Morgan Silver - Building Services
  • Molly Trueblood - Center for Urban Ecology
  • Lindsay Wimmer - Advancement


Farewell, Departing Staff
Thank You for your contributions to Butler, you will be missed!

  • Laura Barnhart - Advancement
  • Gerardo Covarrubias – Grounds
  • Matt Harris – Athletics
  • Edward Orr - Clowes Memorial Hall
  • Darlene Waddell - College of Education 



  • Finals week is this week!  Best of luck to all students with finals and other end-of-semester projects and papers!  
  • Butler has received a substantial grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to create Butler Advance, a program focused on helping students—especially those in the liberal arts. To read more about this exciting opportunity, click HERE.
  • Did you know that from the comfort of your desk you can keep an eye on all the big changes happening over in Hinkle Fieldhouse?  Check out hinklecam.butler.edu.

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Nov 15

November General Meeting and Staff News



DATE: Wednesday, November 20
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Jordan Hall 141

All Staff Members Are Welcome & Encouraged To Attend


Presenters and Agenda:

  • Equity Grievance Policy (Title IX)  Ben Hunter, La Veda Howell, & Claire Aigotti
  • United Way Campaign — James Cramer & Andy Mohr
  • HR Update — La Veda Howell


Welcome, New Staff!
Welcome to the Butler University Family!

  • Anila Din Human Resources Management & Development
  • Sean McEvilly — BUPD
  • Lindsay Wimmer — Advancement


Farewell, Departing Staff
Thank You for your contributions to Butler, you will be missed!

  • Renee Lopez  Alumni & Parent Programs
  • Sarah Lutomski — College of Business



  • The applications are rolling in!  Butler’s Early Action admission deadline was November 8, and the university continues to grow in popularity and expand our national presence.  Thank you to EVERYONE who helps make this possible!
  • Butler has recently been named among the Top 100 Social Media Colleges in the nation, ranking 35th overall!  If you’re not engaged with us on social media, now is a great time to start!  http://news.butler.edu/blog/2013/10/social/
  • Butler’s new 450-seat performance hall, the Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts, has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environment Design) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council!  Learn more HERE about this outstanding recognition and what it means.
  • Butler has announced its spring lineup for the Diversity Lecture Series.  Check out the schedule and get more info HERE.

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Nov 11

Deadline is TOMORROW for 2014 Open Enrollment


The deadline for Benefits Open Enrollment is tomorrow, November 12, at 5:00 p.m.  

Don’t forget, if you take no action during the open enrollment period, your current 2013 elections will be your 2014 elections at the 2014 premium rates. Re-enrollment is required every year to participate in Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, and Health Savings Accounts.

For more details, visit http://news.butler.edu/connection/?p=24816.

If you have questions during Benefits Open Enrollment, please stop by the Human Resources office in Jordan Hall, room 144, or call ext. 9355.


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