Apr 12

Getting Started with Castlight

All Butler University faculty and staff are invited to learn about Castlight’s health care shopping tool.

Castlight is now available for Butler University faculty and staff (and adult dependents age 18 and up) covered by a Butler health plan. This exclusive and free new benefit provides you with the knowledge and tools you need to find a high-quality doctor at an affordable price. Register before April 30 for a chance to win an iPad Mini and to earn an extra $20 in your May pay check. See below for details.

To register and learn more about Castlight check out: http://mycastlight.com/butler

Information sessions will take place in JH 141 on the following dates.  We encourage you to attend!

  • Friday, April 19: 9-10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 30: 10-11 a.m.

Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.butler.edu/staffassembly/getting-started-with-castlight/

Apr 03

Staff Assembly Nominations and Elections


Staff Assembly Nominations and Elections Committee members are starting the process for elections to the Executive Committee (4) At-Large Positions.  Staff Assembly Executive Committee members are involved in discussing and addressing staff issues and opportunities, coordinating staff development and relationship-building efforts, and providing input on important University decisions.

If you would like to nominate someone, please send an email with the person’s name (and department) to either:

Patti Colip (pcolip@butler.edu); Tyler Johnston (tjohnsto@butler.edu); or        Julie Schrader  (jschrade@butler.edu)


Here is the schedule:

  • April 1 – 5 – Nominations and Elections Committee will be accepting nominations.
  • April 8-12 – Nominations and Elections Committee will be verifying the nominations.
  • April 15-19 – Elections will be open – the link will be posted on the Connection. Please remember only one ballot per staff.  There will be (4) At-Large positions available.
  • The results will be announced at the next General Assembly Meeting on May 15.


Please remind those in your area to vote.  Thank you for your assistance!

Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.butler.edu/staffassembly/staff-assembly-nominations-and-elections/

Mar 29

Relay for Life Auction

Team DAWG Walkers
 is pleased to present our 2013 Relay For Life online auction.

We are VERY excited about the items up for bid this year. The auction officially kicks off at 7 a.m. Monday, April 1, and ends at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7.


This auction is open to anyone that wishes to participate and the more the merrier! Please share the link below with everyone in your address book:


A couple of special notes concerning the auction page:

  1. Be sure to click the “All Auctions” under the Team DAWG Walkers banner to display all items available.
  2. You do not need an account or password to bid, just a valid email address.
  3. If you wish to have your alerts sent to your mobile device be sure to put in the email address that is linked to your device.
  4. If you receive a notice that “you have been outbid” you will need to increase your bid until you are the high bidder.
  5. Bids will automatically increase by a predetermined increment when placing a proxy bid.
  6. All winners will be notified via email.
  7. All winning bids must be paid no later that Wednesday April 17, 2013.
  8. Only form of payment excepted will be cash or check. 
  9. Please make checks out to American Cancer Society.


100% of all donations go to the American Cancer Society


Please contact Chris Davis for more information or with any questions.

Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.butler.edu/staffassembly/relay-for-life-auction/

Mar 18

March General Meeting and Staff News



DATE: Wednesday, March 20
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Schrott Center for the Arts

All Staff Members Are Welcome & Encouraged To Attend!

Presenters and Agenda

  • University Accreditation – Dr. Judi Morrel
  • Relay for Life Announcement & UpdateChris Davis
  • Monthly Health TipKelly Denari
  • Facilities UpdateRich Michal 



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

  • Christie Corwin – President’s Office
  • Ken LaRoseAthletics

Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.butler.edu/staffassembly/march-general-meeting-and-staff-news/

Feb 19

Process Improvement Requests 2012-2013

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.Process Improvement Requests 2012-2013_updated020713b

Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.butler.edu/staffassembly/process-improvement-requests-2012-2013/

Feb 19

February General Meeting and Staff News


DATE: Wednesday, February 20
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Jordan Hall 141

All Staff Members Are Welcome & Encouraged To Attend!

Presenters and Agenda

  • Relay 4 Life Dawg Walkers - Chris Davis
  • National Eating Disorder Awareness Month - Counseling Services
  • AED Locations, 1st Aid & CPR ClassesLindsey Birt, BUPD
  • Costco - possibility for discounted membership program similar to Sam’s Club from last month’s meeting!


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

  • Theresa Bailey – Institutional Research
  • Chelsea Brightman – Annual Giving
  • Amanda DoengesOperations
  • William “Fred” Gibson – Building Services
  • Sarah Lutomski - College of Business
  • Chandler Shambarger – Human Resources Management & Development
  • LaToya SmithStudent Accounts


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

  • Judy ChapmanCollege of Business
  • Andrew Herin - Operations / Structures
  • Jeff Lloyd – Clowes Memorial Hall
  • Victor Medina - Building Services
  • Sheryl RodgersMarketing & Communications
  • Michelle RunyanBUPD
  • Terri Thomas - Building Services

Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.butler.edu/staffassembly/february-general-meeting-and-staff-news/

Feb 01

Mark Your Calendars – February Lunch and Learn

February Lunch & Learn

Brought to you by the Personal & Professional Development Committee


WHEN:  Thursday, February 7
WHERE: Atherton Union, 326
TIME:  Noon – 1:00 pm
LUNCH:  Jimmy John’s is supplying sandwiches for the first 30 attendees, so come early!

Led by Kristel Tippins Messer, previously of Habig Garden Store…Kristen will be demonstrating via PowerPoint a Garden Design session “Spring into your Garden.”

We look forward to seeing you!  Any questions, please e-mail Staff Assembly.

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

Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.butler.edu/staffassembly/mark-your-calendars-february-lunch-learn/

Jan 29

Nominations for “Difference Makers” Now Being Accepted

Nominations for the Difference Makers award are now being accepted!  Please consider nominating someone whom you think has gone above and beyond their normal responsibilities and is a great ambassador for Butler!  For more information and to submit your nomination please visit: 


Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.butler.edu/staffassembly/nominations-for-difference-makers-now-being-accepted/

Jan 23

Pete the Planner Coming to Butler!

The following was recently sent to all faculty & staff via e-mail.  Hope to see many of you take advantage of this great opportunity!


Dear Butler Colleagues,

Healthy Horizons, the Butler employee wellness program, invites you to participate in a series of free programs designed to help you control your personal finances and decrease your stress over money issues.

Local financial counselor Peter Dunn, a.k.a. “Pete the Planner,” will present the programs, starting Wednesday, Jan. 30, with “One Hour to Change,” a discussion on improving your financial life. He will discuss how to reduce spending, create a practical budget, save for the future, and address money within your relationships. Register for the event.

In February and March, he will offer “60 Days to Change,” an online- and email-based program that will lead participants through a series of financial goals.

As an extra incentive, Healthy Horizons will award three winners at the conclusion of the “60 Days to Change” program. Prizes will be award to the top participant in each of these categories: 1) pays down the most debt, 2) saves the most money, and 3) eliminates the most expenses.

Other 2013 programs will cover paying down debt and retirement planning.
Dunn hosts “The Pete the Planner Radio Show” on 93 WIBC FM and frequently shares money management tips on Fox News, Fox Business, and CNN, as well as through books and corporate training.

Healthy Horizons has arranged these programs because we know that financial stress—worry about money—is one of the top three stressors that can affect emotional and physical health. Participants in other Healthy Horizon programs often mention financial concerns as barriers to health care and healthier lifestyles.

With Pete the Planner’s help, we hope to assist you in learning skills to manage your finances confidently. Call or email with questions. We look forward to seeing you at the programs.

Carrie Maffeo   
Kelly Daneri
Academic Program Coordinator
Healthy Horizons    
(317) 940­-8143

Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.butler.edu/staffassembly/pete-the-planner-coming-to-butler/

Jan 22

January General Meeting & Staff News


DATE: Wednesday, January 23
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Pharmacy Building, 204*

All Staff Members Are Welcome & Encouraged To Attend!
*Please note location change for this month’s meeting.

Presenters and Agenda

  • Academic Affairs UpdateKate Morris, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Sam’s ClubOpportunity to sign-up for a discounted membership!

We will also be offering the opportunity for staff to sign a “Thinking of You” card for fellow Butler staff member, John Page.


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

  • Marisela Arreola – Building Services
  • Angie ClaytonRegistar’s Office
  • Gerardo “Geo” Covarrubias – Grounds
  • Kristine Defalque – Student Disability Services
  • Brian HiscoxAthletics
  • Graham Honaker – University Advancement
  • La Veda HowellHuman Resources Management & Development
  • Victor MedinaBuilding Services
  • Brieanna QuinnAnnual Giving
  • Gayla ScharrerBuilding Services
  • Timothy ThomasCenter for Academic Technology
  • Vicki WilkeyHealth Services


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

  • Kathy Lang – Jordan College of the Arts
  • Bill Lynch – Athletics
  • Marjorie Hennessy – Biological Sciences
  • Jennifer Page - Irwin Library

Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.butler.edu/staffassembly/january-general-meeting-staff-news/

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