Butler University Offering Two New Bachelor’s Degrees

Butler University is offering two new in-demand majors—public health and data science—through its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. University officials said that the expanded academic program offerings are in response to input from area employers.Now more than ever, public health expertise is in high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates at…

Sports Tech HQ Partnering with Butler University Esports Park

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Sports Tech HQ, a nonprofit organization formed in Indiana in June 2022 through a partnership with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, will become a third partner with Butler University’s Esports Park.The purpose of Sports Tech HQ is to cultivate a sports tech ecosystem that inspires and facilitates innovation while building Indiana’s brand as a sports…

Distinguished Faculty Award Spotlight: Doug Spaniol, Professor of Bassoon

As a college student studying music at the University of Illinois, Butler University Bassoon Professor Doug Spaniol dreamed of becoming a rock star. After winning an audition for a full-time summer job playing electric bass at Busch Gardens amusement park in Virginia, he felt well on his way to accomplishing his goal. But upon returning…

MJ Insurance Charitable Foundation Makes $750,000 Scholarship Commitment to Support Multicultural Butler Business Students

MJ Insurance Charitable Foundation (The MJ Foundation), the nonprofit arm of Carmel-based MJ Insurance, recently committed $750,000 to Butler University to establish a new scholarship supporting multicultural students with financial need in the Andre B. Lacy School of Business. The scholarship will begin awarding next academic year as an annual scholarship while the creation of…

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Josh Petrusa Named Dean of the Libraries

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Following a national search, Josh Petrusa has been named Dean of the Libraries at Butler University. Petrusa has served as Associate Dean at Butler Libraries since Fall 2010. Over that time he has worked to strategically update collections and spaces, with a focus on expanding online resource accessibility, and growing Digital Commons, Butler’s institutional repository.…

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Butler to Host BIG EAST Esports Championships at Esports Park

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The BIG EAST Esports championships will be played in-person in March of 2023 at the Esports Park on the campus of Butler University, the Conference announced Thursday. The 2022-23 Rocket League™ EGF/BIG EAST Tournament and the spring 2023 League of Legends™ BIG EAST Championship will both take place March 24-26 at the brand new facility…

Bill Shover ՚52 to Receive Butler Medal on October 21

Bill Shover’s earliest Butler memory is competing in the grade school football championship in 1940 at age 12 in what was then known as the Butler Bowl. On Friday evening, 82 years later, Shover will be presented with the Butler Medal, the highest honor conferred by the Butler University Alumni Association, that recognizes individuals for…

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Butler Celebrates Naming of Levinson Family Hall and Welcomes 32 New Honorees to Carillon Society

Carillon Society Dinner On Thursday, October 6, 32 Butler University donors whose lifetime giving has reached $100,000 or more were newly inducted into the Carillon Society in recognition of their generosity. In total, this newest class of Carillon Society inductees have collectively contributed more than $2.8 million in support of Butler’s mission. On Friday afternoon,…

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Butler Receives More Than $900,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc. to Fund Butler BOOST Summer Camps

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Butler University has received a grant of $907,993 from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its initiative, Indiana Youth Programs on Campus (IYPC). The grant will help the University launch Butler BOOST, an initiative designed to prepare Indiana youth for success in postsecondary education and careers through meaningful camp experiences. Lilly Endowment’s IYPC initiative is designed to…