Future Educators Get a Closer Look at Butler

Hamilton Southeastern High School student Lauren Wallace had attended performances at Clowes Memorial Hall, but she’d never seen most of the Butler University campus. So when her school’s Cadet Teaching class came to Butler on October 1 for Future Educators Day, she was happy to make the trip. “I want to be a child therapist,”…

Butler Hires Two New Directors in Advancement

Butler University has announced the hiring of two new directors in Advancement. Danny Kibble has been named Executive Director, Alumni Relations and Engagement. He has spent the last 10 years as the Director, Alumni Programs (recently named Co-Interim Executive Director) at IUPUI, directing the alumni engagement activities and communication for the IU Schools of Nursing…

A Message to Chrissie Hynde: Rape is Never the Survivor’s Fault

Sarah Diaz, the coordinator of Butler’s Victim Advocate Program, cringed when she read what musician Chrissie Hynde said about having been raped—that being assaulted was her own fault. “If you don’t want to entice a rapist,” Hynde, the leader of the group the Pretenders, was quoted as saying, “don’t wear high heels so you can’t…

Butler Prepared to Thrive in Challenging Times, Danko Says

Declaring that “the state of our University is stronger than ever,” Butler President James M. Danko said in his State of the University speech on September 25 that Butler “is well positioned not only to survive these challenging times, but to thrive in them.” “Today’s students—especially those considering an institution like Butler—expect and deserve to…

Bone Marrow Registry, Blood Drives to Honor Andrew Smith

The Butler University community, Indiana Blood Center, and Be the Match Indiana have teamed up to host a blood drive and bone marrow registry drive Tuesday, September 29, at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The event is being organized in honor of former Butler men’s basketball standout Andrew Smith and his continuing fight against cancer. From 4-8 that…

P. Scott Bening Joins Butler Board of Trustees

P. Scott Bening, President and CEO of Merrillville, Indiana-based MonoSol LLC, a manufacturer of water-soluble polyvinyl alcohol films that are used in everything from laundry detergent pods to prosthetic limbs, has been named to the Butler University Board of Trustees. Bening is the co-inventor of at seven least patents and has led MonoSol in obtaining…

Pharmacists Alliance Names Daniel Peterson ’16 Outstanding Student

The Indiana Pharmacists Alliance has awarded Butler PharmD candidate Daniel Peterson ’16 its Outstanding Student of the Year Award. The award recognizes students who have been actively involved in association activities and have helped to promote the advancement of pharmacy. Peterson is scheduled to graduate with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and an MBA. Daniel…

BIRS Director Taura Edwards Named An ‘Emerging Leader’

Taura Edwards, Butler’s new Director of the Institute for Research and Scholarship, has been recognized by 100 Black Men of Indianapolis as one of nine winners of its 2015 Emerging Leader Awards. The award, to be presented September 24, goes to young professionals ages 25–40 who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication in improving their…

Meet the New Director of the Center for Faith and Vocation

Daniel Meyers, the new Director of Butler’s Center for Faith and Vocation, faced some tough moments while studying biochemistry at Willamette University. “Chemistry was always a challenge for me and required tremendous energy; there came a point where I was ready to give up my biochemistry major,” he said. “But I had good advice from…

Professor Muedini Has Two Books Published Simultaneously

The new books Human Rights and Universal Child Primary Education and Sponsoring Sufism deal with exceedingly different subjects, but they have this in common: Both came out this summer, and both were written by Butler Assistant Professor of International Studies Fait Muedini. “I am very passionate about human rights and social justice,” Muedini said. “I…

Art, Science, and Nature Merge in Holcomb Gardens

StreamLines, an interactive project that merges art and science to advance the Indianapolis community’s understanding and appreciation of its waterways, will be unveiled Thursday, September 24, at 5:00 PM in Butler University’s Holcomb Gardens. The event, which is open to the public but requires an RSVP, will include environmental visual art by Mary Miss/City as…

Professor Pivec Makes the Most of His ‘Time’

On May 4, 2015, Butler Director of Jazz Studies and saxophonist Matt Pivec, bassist Jesse Wittman, and drummer Kenny Phelps walked into The Lodge recording studio in Indianapolis. Eight hours later, they left with all seven songs recorded for their new CD, Time and Direction. “It was definitely an exhausting day,” Pivec said. “We spent…

Ty Sutton Named Executive Director of the University Arts Center

Ty Sutton, the General Manager of the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center in Midland, Texas, has been named the new Executive Director of the Butler University Arts Center, which includes Clowes Memorial Hall, Schrott Center for the Arts, Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, and the Black Box Theatre in Lilly Hall. Sutton, who will start at Butler…

Natalie Girman ’17 Selected Porter County Fair Queen

Butler University junior Natalie Girman ’17 was crowned Porter County Fair Queen on Saturday, August 23, at the Porter County Fair in the Park Place Pavilion. Contestants were judged on professional wear, evening gown, and an interview with the judges. They also answered a question while wearing their evening gowns. Girman’s prizes included $500 cash,…