Announcements, Tech Tip

Check out the latest announcements for staff:

Participate in Important Campus Surveys

Healthy Horizons’ Survey

In a follow-up survey designed to measure employees’ attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors as they relate to colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer screening, you will answer questions about your experiences with recent Healthy Horizons’ efforts to increase colorectal, breast and cervical cancer screening participation and awareness. The survey, which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, can be accessed April 22–May 5 at Responses will be kept strictly confidential. Upon completing the survey you have the option of enrolling to win one of ten Butler polo shirts from the Butler bookstore.

Internal Communications Survey

Communication plays a vital role in our community, and the Internal Communications Task Force is seeking your input to help guide their initial work. Please participate in this anonymous survey: The survey will remain open through Thursday, May 14. Your feedback is important to us!

Male Participants Needed for Study ($50/hour)

Men aged 38-72 are needed for a study of speech understanding. If you have normal hearing, normal vision (glasses and contact lenses are okay), and high school or 1-2 years college at most, please contact Dr. Carrie Richie ( for more information. The study involves one hour-long visit to Butler University and you will be paid $50 for your time.

Summer Games 2015

Back by popular demand, the Butler Summer Games return to campus June 3. Please save these dates:

  • Outdoor events will be held on Wednesdays noon–1:00 p.m. starting June 3–July 29.
  • Indoor table games will be held on Thursdays noon–1:00 p.m. starting June 4–July 23.

A detailed schedule will be available in the coming weeks. Come join Staff Assembly Activities and Socials Committee and Healthy Horizons for a great way to get active, meet people, and meet your wellness goals.

Moodle Renovation

Changes to Moodle will be taking place for fall 2015. Interested in the updates? Check out the ongoing blog that details Moodle updates now and in the future:

Want to Volunteer for Commencement?

This year’s Spring Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 9. If you are interested in being a 2015 Commencement volunteer, please fill out the online Spring Commencement Volunteer form. For more info, contact Meg Haggerty, Associate Director, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, via email at or by calling x8648.

Tech Tip: Circle of 6 App

circleof6From the Circle of 6 website: With Circle of 6, you can connect with your friends to stay close, stay safe and prevent violence before it happens. The Circle of 6 app for iPhone and Android makes it quick and easy to reach the 6 friends you choose. Need help getting home? Need an interruption? Two touches lets your circle know where you are and how they can help. Icons represent actions; so that no one can tell what you’re up to.

Designed for college students, it’s fast, easy-to-use and private. It’s the mobile way to look out for your friends, on campus or when you’re out for the night.

You do not need 6 people to use this app successfully. You can fill in as few as you want, and double up to complete the number 6.

Circle of 6 is available on App Store for iPhone and on Google Play for Android.

April General Meeting & Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 22

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse, room 1130

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Advancement—Mark Brouwer
HR Update
Hinkle Fieldhouse Tours—Ken LaRose

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.

  • Annie Minnich-Beck
  • Andrew Revard
  • Shonda Cheever
  • Howard Bess
  • Todd King
  • Mary Proffitt


Staff Assembly Executive Committee Elections: Elections are now open for four at-large positions for Staff Assembly Executive Committee. The ballot will be open until noon, Friday, April 24. See the list of nominees and vote now!

Difference Makers:
Nominate a staff member who is making a difference; nominations are open until May 1. Learn more.

Employment Affairs:
The committee will meet for the final time this academic year on Tuesday, April 21.


Healthy Horizons’ spring rewards cards are due by Friday, May 8. We have some great prizes including HH aprons, fleeces, long- and short-sleeve dri-fit shirts, yoga mats, food portion control items, and much more! Stop in Healthy Horizons, PB 110, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Nominations & Elections for Executive Committee

Staff Assembly Nominations and Elections Committee members are starting the process for elections to the Executive Committee. There are four at-large positions to be filled. Staff Assembly Executive Committee members are involved in discussing and addressing staff issues and opportunities, coordinating staff development and relationship-building efforts, and providing input on important University decisions. If you would like to nominate someone, please send an email to Chris Davis at or Patti Colip at

The timeline for the nomination and election process is as follows:
•   April 6-10: Accepting nominations
•   April 13-16: Verifying nominations
•   April 20-24: Elections open (The link will be posted on the Connection. Please remember only one ballot per staff. There will be four at-large positions available.)
•   May 20: Results announced at General Assembly meeting.

Please remind those in your area to vote. Thank you for your assistance!

New Butler Password Manager

Don’t forget to change your password!

To keep our Campus Community more secure, Butler has a new Password Manager. Now through Thursday, April 2, you are asked to update your current password or passphrase.

To create your passphrase, visit Your first visit will be an enrollment into the new Password Manager, where you will enter an alternate email address or mobile phone number and set a few security questions. After you enroll, be sure to change your password.

Butler’s new Password Manager is mobile friendly so you can create your new passphrase anytime, anywhere. Remember to log off your computer and update your new Butler password or phrase on all devices and everywhere you connect to the Butler network.

For more information, visit the IT website. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Help Desk at 940-HELP (4357) or

March General Meeting & Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, March 18

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Location: Atherton Union, Reilly Room

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Parking Update—Ben Hunter
HR Update—Anita Watts
Stand Tall Project—Noelle Rich
Subway—Ali Khan, 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.

  • Mary Macmanus Ramsbottom
  • Julie Allen
  • Shonda Cheever
  • Priscilla Cobb
  • Joe Ader
  • Jami Kong
  • Debbie Rushton
  • Anila Din
  • Tina Vawter


Difference Makers:
Nominate a staff member who is making a difference; nominations are open until May 1. Learn more.

Employment Affairs:
The committee continues to pursue process improvements and is supporting initiatives aimed at increasing employee morale.

Personal and Professional Development:
The “Communication” session presented on March 4 by Anila Din, Director of Employee Relations, was very informative and well attended. It was so good, the attendees have requested an additional session in the near future to expand on what was discussed in the first session. Watch for more information on this in early summer. Save the date for our upcoming Personal and Professional Development sessions:

  • Tuesday, March 24, Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Location: Pharmacy Building, room 015 (COPHS lower level)
    Topic: Blogging—Bring on the Basics
    Facilitator: Erin Albert, BS ’94, RPh, MBA, PharmD, JD, Esq.
  • Tuesday, April 7, Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Location: Atherton Union, room 302
    Topic: Taking Care of You
    Facilitator: Cynthia Payne, member of Staff Assembly’s Personal and Professional Development Committee; RSVP to or ext. 9655
  • Tuesday, April 14, Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Lunch will be provided; RSVP to or ext. 9655
    Topic: Making the Pieces Fit—The Importance of Estate Planning
    Facilitator: Susan Hunter, Attorney and Owner of Hunter Law Office

Activities and Socials:
A letter of thanks was received from The Salvation Army for our participation in their Christmas Toy Shop toy drive. Thank you to everyone who donated to the cause. It is clear that our collective efforts made a positive impact, and they are very appreciative of our generosity!