Mobile Mammography Van Hits Campus November 3

Are you or your spouse due for your regularly scheduled breast cancer screening? The St. Vincent Mobile Mammography van will be on campus, Monday, November 3 from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This screening is available to all Butler University faculty and staff, as well as their significant other. Students are also welcome to register if they meet the eligibility criteria. Please see the participant letter for eligibility requirements.

Registration is required and can be completed online or by filling out the patient registration form. Registration needs to be completed no later than Friday, October 17. Your results are confidential and will be sent directly to your primary care provider. Please contact Healthy Horizons at or 317-940-8143 with any questions.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Lunch and Learn Opportunities

Through a grant sponsored by the Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Cancer Consortium, Healthy Horizons is holding several breast cancer awareness events across campus, including a series of lunch and learn educational discussions. If you have any questions about these events, please contact Healthy Horizons at

Friday, October 3 – Noon in Atherton Union, room 326
Breast Cancer 101 (An introduction to breast cancer)

This presentation will introduce participants to the topic of breast cancer. Participants will gain an increased knowledge on Susan G. Komen of Central Indiana and the impact of its mission. Participants will also gain a better understanding of breast cancer and warning signs. The discussion will include the 3-step early detection plan, the impact of research, breast cancer treatment options, and how to become involved in the breast cancer movement.

Presented by Wendy Noe, Outreach and Grants Manager for the Susan G. Komen foundation

Wednesday, October 15 – Noon in Atherton Union, room 302
Genetics and Hereditary Component of Breast Cancer

This presentation will focus on the genetic and hereditary aspect of breast cancer. Stephanie is a genetics counselor with St. Vincent who is involved in their Cancer Genetics Risk Assessment Program. The discussion will include common genetic mutations and hereditary effects in relation to a person developing or living with breast cancer.

Presented by Stephanie Cohen, Licensed Genetics Counselor with St. Vincent Hospital

Wednesday, October 29 – Noon in Atherton Union, room 326
Ask the Doctor Series

This discussion will focus on the importance of breast cancer screening strategies. Dr. Goulet will discuss from a breast cancer surgeon’s point of view, what are ideal and/or optimal screening strategies to prevent or reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions and address concerns on breast cancer topics with the doctor. Dr. Goulet is one of the most renowned breast surgeons in the country. View his bio.

Presented by Dr. Robert Goulet of Community Health Network in Indianapolis

Monday, November 3 – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM, Parked outside on Butler Way
St. Vincent Mobile Mammography Unit

Note: Registration deadline is Friday, October 10.

Registration is required. Please contact Healthy Horizons at OR sign up online.

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.