Butler Selects Higher Education Leader and Youth Development Expert as Inaugural Dean of Two-Year Founder’s College

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A social work and youth development scholar with years of experience leading system-wide initiatives at Indiana University will serve as the inaugural dean for the new Founder’s College at Butler University, a two-year program serving historically underserved students. Dr. Carolyn Gentle-Genitty, who is based in Indianapolis, will leave her roles as Indiana University’s Assistant Vice…

Butler University’s Institute for Well-being Announces Winners of the Inaugural Well-being Awards

Butler University’s Institute for Well-being (IWB), a pioneering center dedicated to enhancing holistic support for student, faculty, and staff well-being, proudly announces the winners of its inaugural well-being awards. These awards recognize outstanding achievements in well-being initiatives across higher education institutions. Excellence in Faculty/Staff Well-being: The University of Virginia’s Kultivate Konnection program, created by Pamela…

The Compass Center: A New Direction for Multifaith Communities, Interfaith Engagement, Meaning and Purpose, and Spiritual Life on Campus

Butler University proudly announces the renaming of the Center for Faith and Vocation (CFV) to The Compass Center—Multifaith Communities, Interfaith Engagement, Meaning and Purpose, and Spiritual Life. This change reflects over two decades of dedication to fostering inclusivity, diversity, and personal growth within and beyond the University community. The Compass Center stands on four pillars, guiding students,…

Butler University Launches New Office of Sustainability

In a major step toward achieving its Sustainability and Climate Action Plan, Butler University has established a campus-wide Office of Sustainability. Research ecologist, educator, and long-time Director of the Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES) Julia Angstmann has been named Butler’s inaugural Executive Director of Sustainability. Under the auspices of the University’s Finance and…

Up Close: First-Year Seminar—Women Writing the World

With smaller class sizes, the FYS fosters an intimate and supportive environment, facilitating self-discovery among a cohort of fellow first-year students. Throughout the academic year, students benefit from working closely with a dedicated faculty member from various disciplines across the University. Read more about FYS course Women Writing the World.

Up Close: First-Year Seminar—Unpacking the Hunger Games

Butler’s First-Year Seminar (FYS) offers an engaging array of over 40 topics, spanning from fairy tales to professional wrestling to the pursuit of a meaningful life. Designed to stimulate clear, critical, and creative thinking, these courses provide an ideal platform for students to explore and express their ideas. Read more about FYS course Unpacking the…

Butler Names Two-Year College to Honor Founder’s Legacy

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Butler University has named its two-year college, which will open in August 2025, Founder’s College— a tribute to the university’s originator and a nod to its longstanding commitment to increasing access to education beyond high school. Butler announced the two-year college in November as part of its efforts to increase college affordability and pave the…