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!

 

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.

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

December General Meeting and Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, December 16

Time: 2:00–3:00 PM

Location: Pharmacy Building, Room 150

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Agenda

HR Update—James Gallaher, Vice President for HR, Diversity, and Wellness
Open Forum—Share your ideas and suggestions with Staff Assembly leadership

P.S.—Five sets of two tickets to the Butler vs. Providence game on New Year’s Eve will be included in the raffle! 


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.

  • Kim Anderson
  • Admission Staff
  • Judy Clark
  • Heather Hazelwood
  • Molly Martz
  • Alex Perry

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!