Happy Administrative Professionals Day!


As today is Administrative Professionals Day, we would like to pause to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all administrative and support staff here at Butler.  You make this place better every single day because of your dedication, energy, and selfless attitude!  Butler has a continued bright future because of each one of you!


Thank you chalkboard

Staff Assembly Executive Committee Elections – This Week


Staff Assembly is holding elections this week to fill five (5) at-large spots on the Executive Committee. Staff members are encouraged to vote by clicking HERE and selecting their top five nominees.

Deadline to vote is Friday, April 25, by 5:00 pm. 

Thank you for your participation, from the Staff Assembly Nominations & Elections Committee. 

Relay for Life Results!


The 2014 Butler Relay for Life is over, and what a huge success it was!  We are very proud to announce that Team DAWG Walkers raised over $17,000 for this year’s event! Here are some of the other impressive highlights:

  • 10 Butler Staff, 12 family & friends, and 3 outside vendors participated on the team.
  • There were also 2 cancer survivors who participated with us this year.
  • Our incredible fundraising effort was made possible by 37 corporate sponsors, 2 of which were also event sponsors. There were 9 online team donors, 126 online personal donors, a charity golf outing and the online auction.

Overall there were 51 teams that came together and raised over $51,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society. 

THANK YOU to all that helped make this possible, and especially to those who participated in the actual event.  See you next year!



April General Meeting and Staff News



DATE: Wednesday, April 16
TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 P.M.
LILLY HALL, Room 124

We Welcome & Encourage All Staff Members To Attend!


Presenters & Agenda

Shari Richey, VP AdvancementAdvancement Update

La Veda Howell, Executive Director of HRHR Update


Special Note: This month’s meeting is being sponsored by Panera Bread.  They will be providing free snacks and drinks, and giving a brief presentation.  Thanks to Panera!


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

  • Beth ConderAlumni & Parent Programs
  • Timothy Davis – Information Technology
  • Ben Shores Operations
  • Chris SmithUniversity Police
  • Genevieve SullivanPuLSE Office
  • Carly VogelAlumni & Parent Programs
  • Pete Xander – Athletics



  • The annual RELAY FOR LIFE is happening this Friday, April 11.  A huge shout-out to Team DAWG Walkers and everyone who participated in any way, small or large! If you’re free starting at 6:00 pm on Friday, come on out and show your support and appreciation for everyone involved!  
  • The next “501” social event is coming up on Thursday April 17 at Moe & Johnny’s. Come on out after work at 5:01 p.m. to have a drink, snack, or just conversation.  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!
  • Butler University is excited to announce an exclusive membership savings program to SAM’S CLUB, for any employee of BU, up through April 30, 2014.  For all the details and to download a promotional flyer for this great deal, check it out HERE!
  • Did you know?  Faculty and staff members have been getting together to have some fun, meet some new people, and play a game that is near and dear to Midwesterners, both native and adopted.  If you are interested in receiving messages – and event invitations – for the inaugural season of the BU Euchre League, please complete this simple “Sign Me Up” form. You’ll be asked to provide your name, department at Butler, and a fun fact about yourself to help your fellow players get to know you better.  We’ll host a weekly “Lunch and Play” (bring your own lunch) every Thursday from 12 noon to 1 in JH 312. Filling out the form linked above and getting on “the list” will prompt an Outlook meeting invitation to be sent to you, along with other League news and updates.  For more information, please contact Tim Thomas
  • Did You Know?  Healthy Horizons has partnered with Green BEAN Delivery to offer a great service to BU employees at a discount.  Green BEAN Delivery is a year-round delivery service that brings the best selection of local and organic produce and natural groceries right to your doorstep.  To learn more, contact Healthy Horizons or click HERE.
  • In the spirit of recognizing the contributions and hard work of staff members, Butler University Staff Assembly annually acknowledges Difference Makers – employees who go above expectations to make a positive impact at Butler. Difference Makers will receive a $500, pre-tax award to be presented at the fall picnic and will be invited to a special event hosted by the President to honor their service.  Faculty, staff, and students may nominate staff members for this program!  Nomination deadline is May 1, 2014.  Please visit the Difference Makers Webpage for more specific details and the link to the nomination form!


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Nominations for Executive Committee Members Now Being Accepted


Staff Assembly is currently accepting nominations for Executive Committee members through this Friday, April 11th!

If you know of any staff members who may have an interest in serving, please email your nominations – just the name(s) of the staff member(s) – to Julie Schrader, Convener of the Nominations & Elections Committee, by end of the day THIS Friday, April 11.

Watch for Connection announcements this week with more information!