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Josh Petrusa Named Dean of the Libraries

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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Mission Measured

Long before the initials DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) were part of the lexicon, Ovid Butler founded the University that bears his name with a goal to admit students “without distinction on account of sex, race, or color.” One hundred and sixty-seven years later, Dr. Khalilah Shabazz, Butler’s new Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer,…

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Butler University Providing Free Esports Park Memberships to Veterans

Central Indiana Veterans can apply for a free membership to Butler University’s new Esports Park, thanks to a partnership between the University and the Indianapolis VA Medical Center. Veterans receiving care through the Indianapolis VA Medical Center have access to annual memberships via participation in Recreational Therapy Outpatient services. Annual memberships at Butler Esports Park,…

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Butler to Host BIG EAST Esports Championships at Esports Park

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

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…

Julia Angstmann Named 2022 AASHE Sustainability Award Winner

Dr. Julia Angstmann, Director of the Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES), has been recognized as a winner of the 2022 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Sustainability Awards in recognition of her work to help lead higher education to a more sustainable future. “The 2022 AASHE Sustainability Award winners…

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From the President

Each autumn, as I see the leaves on our campus change into beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow, Robert Frost’s celebrated poem The Road Not Taken often comes to mind. Perhaps the imagery of the yellow wood or the fallen leaves is what ties the work to autumn for me, but more notably, the…

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A Life Abroad

A decade ago, Laura Anderson ’15 gave little thought to life outside the United States, let alone how to launch a thriving career abroad. 

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A Taste for Travel

When Anne Wilson and Mike Samide led a group of 31 Butler community members on a trip to Europe this past summer, it was about more than just tourism. By focusing on food—as well as the science, cultures, and history behind it—the Chemistry professors aimed to reconnect participants with the classroom experience.

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New Places, New Skills

As an educator responsible for preparing future health providers, Kent VanTyle ’67 wanted to be sure Butler students were being adequately prepared to provide Spanish-speaking patients with the best care possible.

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Leadership Abroad

In 2008–2009, Butler offered four faculty-led study abroad programs; this year 32 faculty-led programs are in the works. For those faculty who have a front-row seat to the experiences students are having abroad, the impact is more personal than rankings could ever demonstrate.

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Broad Horizons

Jill McKinney MS ’11, Butler’s Director of Global Engagement, shares how the study abroad program has grown in recent years and the significant impact on and benefits to students who study abroad as part of their undergraduate education. 

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It’s All About Success

Gary Beaulieu, Director of CaPS, joined Butler from Indiana State University 19 years ago and has played a crucial role in helping students discover their passions and, subsequently, how those passions translate into internship and career opportunities. 

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Finding Authenticity

Maddie Silverstein ’13 has always enjoyed the opportunity to create her own path, but never would have guessed that her search for an extra internship would place her in the realm of search engine optimization (SEO), content strategy, brand storytelling, and, ultimately, the pursuit of stand-up comedy. 

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Dream Big

Nick Huang wants students to know how he got his dream job so they can get theirs, too.

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Navigating Unexpected Paths

Abbas Rizvi ’12 credits an internship experience for altering the trajectory of his career—placing him on a path completely different than the one he started on.

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Intern as the Teacher

When Greg Jung MBA ’98 and his colleagues work with interns, they always aim to provide meaningful learning moments. Students don’t just check off tasks—they own initiatives, collaborate on projects, then give presentations about how the experience has influenced them.