Health Tip for October

A small workout is better than no workout. Thirty minutes a day is recommended, but you could break it up into three, 10-minute sessions. Take a meeting on a walk, do some stretching at your desk, do a set of pushups or planks. Schedule time onto your calendar to get up and walk around and make it a point to move every hour, even if it’s to get up and get some water.
The HRC now offers custom Group Fitness classes, which are great for departments, student groups, or a group of friends!

Wine Night by Moonlight

On Friday, November 7, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. come to Holcomb Observatory for a celestial, wine night where Gary Hulseman will share his passion for wine and wine making. Enjoy refreshments, appetizers, wine tastings, wine lecture, observatory tour, and a planetarium show. There are two options for the wine lectures, 6:30-7:00 p.m. or 7:15-7:45 p.m., with 30 people per option. Open to Butler University faculty and staff and their guests. This is a highly attended event and space fills up quickly!

Cost: $10.00 per person

Timeline for the evening:

  • Wine Lecture:  6:30-7:00 p.m. & 7:15-7:45 p.m.
  • Observatory Tour: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Silent Auction benefiting Relay for Life: 6:00-8:00 p.m.; winners announced shortly after.
  • Planetarium Show: 8:15 p.m.

Please register here or email Jeremy Walthall if you want to register and pay with check or cash.

Sponsored by the Staff Assembly Activities and Socials Committee.

Start Your Financial Year Strong with Pete the Planner

Don’t lose your grip on your financial priorities during end-of-the-year festivities. On Wednesday, October 29, 3:00–4:00 p.m., in the Johnson Board Room, Pete the Planner will help you step back and assess what you can learn from your financial life this year. Start the new year strong by first finishing this year right!

This program is sponsored by Healthy Horizons and Staff Assembly’s Personal and Professional Development Committee.
Reserve your spot through SignUpGenius.

Thank You

Staff Assembly would like to thank Bruce Arick, La Veda Howell, Claire Aigotti, Julie Bingham, and other members of the committee for hosting the two open forum sessions early this week to address the reclassification process. We appreciate the opportunity to provide a venue for communication where staff could have their voices heard and ask questions.

October General Meeting & Staff News

General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, October 22

Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Location: Atherton Union, Reilly Room

All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend!


  • President Jim Danko and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Keith Burks
  • United Way Company that Cares Award Presentation

Staff Assembly Committee Updates

Activities and Socials:

  • Wine Night at the Observatory is confirmed for Friday, November 7. More details to come!
  • 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.). Open to staff, faculty, and friends. Remaining dates: November 13, January 8, February 12, March 12, and April 9.

Networking and Resources:

  • The committee would love to have more staff join the effort to welcome new staff to campus and help them feel connected. Current mentors should look for a “thank you” lunch coming up in November! If you are interested in joining the effort to welcome new staff to campus, please contact Judy Gauer at or 317-940-9346.

Personal and Professional Development:

  • The committee has confirmed the following workshops for all staff:
    • PowerPoint Tips & Tricks/Atomic Learning 101 overview
      Friday, November 1, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. in JH 041.
    • Outlook Tips & Tricks/Atomic Learning 101 (con’t.)
      Wednesday, December 10, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. in JH 043

Sign-up information will be sent two weeks prior to the workshop via the Connection. Seating capacity will be limited to 24 per session, on a first-come, first-served basis.