Jul 16

July General Meeting and Staff News



DATE: Wednesday, July 17
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Pharmacy Building, 156

All Staff Members Are Welcome & Encouraged To Attend!

Presenters and Agenda:

  • Campus Parking OverviewBen Hunter
  • Discussion & Recap of May General Assembly Meeting
  • Trip’s Move-In TroopsRob Miller



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

  • Joe Backe – Student Affairs
  • Timothy Bennett – College of Business
  • Sheri Fella – College of Business
  • Erin Fulkerson – Counseling & Consultation Services
  • Janelle Green – Advancement
  • Jack Patterson – Maintenance Services
  • Michelle Piel – College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Kristen Rush – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Biology
  • Sara Schwatken - Counseling & Consultation Services
  • Laura Smalley – Counseling & Consultation Services
  • Molly Sullivan – Athletics
  • Matthew Wright – Center for Academic Technology


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

  • Jennifer Kaschner - Learning Resource Center
  • Margie StoutAdvancement
  • Mindy Wallpe - Health & Consultation Services

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Jul 02

We Need Your Thoughts!

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course


Healthy Horizons would like to know if any Butler faculty or staff would be interested in a MBSR course here on campus this fall.

Course details

  • 8 week course beginning the second week of September
  • 2.5 hour class once a week + an all-day retreat the weekend of week six
  • Experiential and didactic course including sitting meditation, body scan, and gentle hatha yoga.
  • Class size of 12-20 people
  • Course fee has been reduced to $250 for Butler faculty and staff for the 27 hour course ($9.26/hr)
  • 27 CEUs are available for psychologists and social workers
  • Free informational orientation session will be offered prior to the course

If you would be interested in participating in this course, or for any questions, please email
healthyhorizons@butler.eduWe need at least 12 individuals to hold the course. At this time, you are simply just expressing interest in the program, you are not committing to attending.

*For more information, please click

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Jul 01

The Big East Conference Welcomes Butler!

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May 30

Congratulations To The Castlight Health iPad Winners!


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May 16

May General Meeting Follow-Up


A hearty thank-you to everyone who attended our May meeting, and for enthusiastically sharing your thoughts & ideas about Butler.  We hope you found the discussion to be lively and encouraging.  Now let’s keep the conversation going!  If you have other thoughts, ideas, or general comments, let us know!  Remember, here’s how you can reach us and share any thoughts:

There are plenty of ways to interact with us and get involved; let us hear from you!

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May 13

May General Meeting and Staff News



DATE: Wednesday, May 15
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Jordan Hall 141

All Staff Members Are Welcome & Encouraged To Attend!


Presenters & Agenda

What Change Would You Like To See at Butler?
We want to hear your thoughts and ideas!
Please come prepared for a lively and constructive discussion.  And please come prepared to EAT as we’ll have a candy bar!

There will also be promotional information at this meeting about COSTCO &         SAM’S CLUB* memberships.  


*A representative from Sam’s Club will be in attendance at this meeting. If you sign up for a new membership or renew an existing one (you may renew your membership if it’s within 90 days of your annual renewal date) you will receive up to a $25 gift card!  (DisclaimerYou will receive the $25 gift card if you sign up for or renew a Sam’s Plus membership. The Sam’s Plus membership costs $100 and includes Sam’s Instant Savings Plus (exclusive discounts on items throughout the store above and beyond the basic Sam’s Instant Savings packages which are also included), early-shopping hours (shop from 7 to 10 a.m. and beat the crowds), extra health and wellness savings in the pharmacy and optical departments and up to 2% cash back if you are interested in signing up for Sam’s Club Discover credit.  Or…you may sign up for or renew a Sam’s Savings membership and receive a $10 gift card. The Sam’s Savings membership costs only $45 and grants members basic access to the store and our everyday low prices and now includes Sam’s Instant Savings (additional savings on items throughout the store.) Both memberships are good for one full year, come with two cards per household/family/friend and are both 100% member satisfaction guaranteed. If anyone is not totally satisfied with their membership they will get a refund and the gift card would of course still be theirs to keep!  Payment is by CASH or CHECK only. You will also need to make sure you include your driver’s license number on the application in order to have your membership properly processed and gift card activated).



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

  • Brandon Miller - Athletics


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

  • Darnell ArcheyAthletics
  • Todd GoenCOPHS

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May 10

Real Estate Lunch and Learn


May Lunch & Learn
Brought to you by the Personal & Professional Development Committee


WHEN:     Monday, May 13
WHERE:   Robertson Hall, Johnson Room
TIME:       12:00 - 1:00 pm
LUNCH:    Provided by Canal Bistro. Please bring your own drink.


A Market Update and the Dumb Things Smart People Do When Selling Their House!

Presenter: Steve Rupp
Realtor and Indianapolis Monthly 5-Star Real Estate Agent for Outstanding Client Care Quality Service Award Winner.

Please click HERE to download a printable flyer that you can post in your department.

Any questions, please e-mail Staff Assembly.

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May 08

Executive Committee Voting Results


You all voted and the results are in! Congratulations to the following individuals, elected to serve on the Executive Committee of Staff Assembly, beginning June 1:


  • Kelly Daneri – COPHS
  • Judy Gonzalez – JCA
  • Cynthia Payne – LRC
  • Chris Potts – Admission / Enrollment Management
  • Julie Schrader (appointed) – Internship & Career Services


Thanks to everyone who voted and also a HUGE thank-you to those who will be rolling off the executive committee, having served the staff at Butler with honor and distinction over these past few years:


  • Patti Colip – Purchasing
  • Karla Cunningham – Student Affairs / Residence Life
  • Rob Hartman – I.T.
  • Jo Wagoner – Dept of Chemistry


Looking forward to a great 2013-2014!

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May 07

Process Improvement Request Plan update

In an effort to be as transparent as possible, this document will be presented here as we update it.  Process Improvement Requests 2012-2013_updated_04.08.13 (1)

The Staff Assembly Executive committee presented this document to Vice President Bruce Arick and his direct reports on Thursday, January 17, 2013.  The goal of this document is to share concerns that staff have indicated with current processes on campus.  In turn, Staff Assembly would like to be informed of what is currently being addressed, what can be addressed, and reasons why items might not be addressed.  We understand that a number of items are also included in Information Technology’s Technology Master Plan last updated in May 2012. Finally, Staff Assembly would like the opportunity to work with you to address these and future concerns, suggestions, etc. on a regular basis.  Transparency, constant communication, and education will go a long way on improving the overall culture of Butler University and truly making this an Employer of Choice.

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Apr 18

Reminder to Vote for Staff Assembly Executive Committee Members!


Elections are open for Staff Assembly. There are four 3-year-term At-Large positions for the Executive Committee. Please take some time to make your selections for Staff Assembly Executive Committee. The ballot will be open until Friday, April 19 @ 12:45 p.m.  And please remind others in your area to vote too!  Here is it link for the election: 


Remember you will be voting for FOUR people only and only one vote per person. Please feel free to contact Patti Colip with any questions. 


Thank you for your time,
Nominations and Elections Committee

Patti Colip, Julie Schrader, Tyler Johnston, Judy Renschler, and Owen McConnell

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