Free Flu Shots!

Seasonal influenza vaccines (flu shots) will be available at no cost to anyone with a Butler ID: students, faculty, staff and affiliates. This year the offer is extended to employee spouses/partners. The free vaccine is available while supplies last and no appointment is necessary.

Drop-In Flu Shot Clinics will be as follows:

Date Time Location
Wed., October 1 4:30 – 6:00 pm Jordan Hall Rm 174
Fri., October 3 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Reilly Room, Atherton
Mon., October 6 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Reilly Room, Atherton
Tues., October 7 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Reilly Room, Atherton
Thurs., October 9 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Reilly Room, Atherton
Mon., October 20 Noon – 6:00 pm HRC 154
  • Please wear loose clothing so that your upper arm is easy to access
  • Please allow 20 minutes in your schedule
  • Bring your Butler ID with you
  • Must be 18 years of age or have parental consent
  • Key Facts about Seasonal Flu from the CDC
  • Good Health Habits

Anyone who would like to get a free flu shot in advance or outside of these clinic times is welcome to drop by Health Services (in the HRC), Monday–Friday between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm, calling ahead is preferred.

Questions: Health Services, 317-940-9385, or message

September General Meeting & Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 17

Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Location: Clowes Memorial Hall

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


HR Update – La Veda Howell, Executive Director of Human Resources

Butler DiningNate Haugh, Aramark

Clowes Update Josh Lingenfelter, Director of Marketing for Clowes

A card to be sent to Suzanne Fong, in honor of Dr. Fong, will be available for staff to sign. If you wish to make a memorial contribution, you may do so by giving to the Fong Scholarship, which was established at Butler in 2005.

Staff Assembly Committee Updates

Activities and Socials:

  • The committee would like to invite you to our 501’s this year. What is a 501? It’s where you meet after work at 5:01 p.m. to have a drink, snack, or just conversation! All 501’s will meet at Twenty Tap (6406 N College Ave.). 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!
  • The 501 schedule is as follows: October 9, November 13, January 8, February 12, March 12, and April 9.

Employment Affairs:

  • Committee members for this year: Scott Peden – Chair (Recreation), Tina Vawter (COPHS), Anila Din (HR), Katie Abernathy (COB), Sheila Blackwell (Financial Aid), Cheryl Hospodarsky (Business Office), Judy Malarney (Center for Global Education), and Kirk Young (IT).
  • Their next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16; the goal is to narrow focus of Process Improvement Plan and elevate highest priority to Staff Assembly Executive Committee.

Difference Makers:

  • Congratulations, again, to our 2014 winners and thank you to all who make a difference at Butler!
    • Job Performance and Attitude: Jen Agnew, Programs for Leadership and Service Education; David Board, Maintenance Services; Laura Green, Admission
    • Making a Difference in the Butler Community: Chris Davis, Campus Impressions
    • Service to Students: Angie Hewitt, Information Technology; Riki Lawrence, Learning Resource Center

Networking and Resources:

  • We are still actively looking for more volunteers to serve as mentors/buddies to new staff on campus. It is a small commitment of time offering great emotional rewards. Please contact Judy Gauer at if interested.

Personal and Professional Development:

  • The committee met recently and put together a tentative program schedule for 2014–2015. Once dates and times are confirmed, they will be posted on the Staff Assembly blog and placed in the Connection.
  • Save the Date: October 29, 3–4 p.m., and join us for Pete the Planner’s discussion on “Future Life Purchases.” This session will help you prepare for future large purchases that are not necessarily scheduled in your current budget. More details will follow closer to the date of the event.
  • Monthly tips from Healthy Horizons, the Health and Recreation Complex, and the Center for Academic Technology will be provided at each general meeting. We will post links to the monthly topics on the Staff Assembly blog.



State of the University

Unable to attend last week’s State of the University address, delivered by President Danko?  We’ve got you covered!

August General Meeting & Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Tuesday, August 19

Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Location: Jordan Hall, room 141

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Announcements & Committee Reports

Parking and Campus Safety – Ben Hunter, Chief of Staff

Climate Action PlanMcKenzie Beverage, Sustainability Coordinator

New Staff Introductions and Door Prizes

Welcome, New Staff

Welcome to the Butler University Family!

  • Harold Barney, Operations
  • Sarah Boeckmann, Residence Life
  • Tracey Mills, Biological Sciences
  • Sarah Olofsson, Biological Sciences
  • Kim Orbik, Human Resources Management & Development
  • Catherine Taylor, Building Services
  • Mike Thomas, College of Business
  • Caren Walls, Athletics

And in other news…

  • Don’t forget to register your vehicle for the 2014–2015 school year so you don’t get any parking tickets this fall!
  • The State of the University Address with President Danko will be held on Friday, August 22, at 11:00 a.m. in the Schrott Center. Immediately following the address is the Faculty and Staff Picnic under the Welcome Week Tent on Butler Way Mall. Register by August 19!
  • Move-in day for the incoming class is this Saturday, August 23. Learn more about Welcome Week.