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Professor Eyerly Finds Her Roots, and Her Research Topic

Assistant Professor of Music Sarah Eyerly studies the practice of musical improvisation in the 18th-century communities of the Moravian Church. It’s a topic that seems obscure—until you know the backstory. Sarah Eyerly Rewind to 2002. A cousin sent her father a Pennsylvania Historical Society article about her great-great-great-great grandfather, Johann Jacob Eyerly, Jr., whose newly…

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Meet the New Butler Aphasia Community

Students playing games using their non-dominant hands, partners working together to find locations on a map, students and their partners creating beautiful works of art—this is the new Butler Aphasia Community. Members of the Butler Aphasia Community participating in a painting party About 11 students in Butler University’s Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Department began…

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LAS Dean Jay Howard Receives Prestigious Teaching Award

Jay Howard, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will receive the American Sociological Association (ASA) 2013 Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award, which is given annually to honor an educator for his or her efforts to improve the teaching of sociology. Jay Howard   Howard will receive the award—the highest award a teacher…

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U.S. News Ranks Butler Part-time MBA Program 67th in Nation

Butler Univesity’s part-time MBA program ranks 67th in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate Schools, 2014 Edition, a two-point improvement over its 2013 ranking at 69th. Butler is the top-ranked private school program in Indiana. This is the third consecutive year Butler has made the list; it placed 105th in the 2012 rankings. College…

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McGrath Named to College Sports Information Directors’ Hall of Fame

Butler University Associate Athletic Director Jim McGrath has been selected for induction into the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame.   This honor is presented to members of CoSIDA who have made outstanding contributions to the field of college athletic communications. McGrath will be inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame…

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Butler Students Perform Well in Model Arab League

Butler University’s delegation turned in a strong showing in its first appearance in the Model Arab League, held Feb. 21-23 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Kirstie Dobbs, Delaney Barr, Needa Malik Individual honors for Butler include Delaney Barr (International Studies), who received Honorable Mention in Social Affairs; Needa Malik (International Studies), Honorable Mention in…

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A Freshman, and Also a National Champion

As a child, Ernie Stevens would watch figure skating on TV and skate around in his socks on the hardwood floor in his house. A decade later, the Butler University freshman is a national figure-skating champion, winning the United States National Championship on Jan. 22 in Omaha, Neb. Ernie Stevens and Christina Zaitsev Stevens and…

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Professor’s Study Links Over-the-Counter Drugs With Kidney Disease in Children

Three years ago, physicians specializing in kidney diseases at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis noticed a recurring problem in their patients: Children who had been given ibuprofen at home were experiencing kidney injuries. Chad Knoderer, now an associate professor of pharmacy practice at Butler University, was a consultant for a physician group at Riley…

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Six from Butler Named to IBJ’s 40 Under 40

Butler is well represented in the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2013, with five graduates and the director of the University’s Center for Urban Ecology among those selected. The honorees with Butler ties are: -Linda Broadfoot ’98, executive director of the Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation. -Tim Carter, director of Butler’s Center…

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Professor Oprisko’s Work is Getting Noticed

Visiting Professor Robert Oprisko thinks Butler students are good enough and smart enough to engage with any mind at any university. So when some students in his “Introduction to International Studies” class suggested that he’s too demanding—that they shouldn’t be expected to be able to do what their peers at the so-called top-tier universities do—he…

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Butler Blue II Turns Over His Collar to Blue III

Butler Blue II, who served Butler University proudly as mascot for nearly nine years, turned over his collar to his successor, Blue III, during the University’s first “Changing of the Collar” ceremony on Saturday, March 9, at Hinkle Fieldhouse. President James Danko took the custom collar created by Reis-Nichols Jewelers from Blue II and placed…

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‘Applying Course Material in a Meaningful Way’

Assistant Professor of Psychology Ali O’Malley wanted her “Humans and the Natural Environment” course to have an impact on both the students and the Indianapolis community. And it did. Ali O’Malley Nine students from the class helped collect data that enabled the Unitarian Universalist Church, 615 W. 43rd St., to get an Indiana Office of…

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’05 Graduate Sees the World By Bike

Brendan Kay ’05 finished an 8,800-mile bike ride from Shanghai, China, to Dublin, Ireland, to increase awareness of hemochromatosis, raise funds to fight the disorder, and encourage blood screenings for the disease. Brendan Kay at a stop in the Czech Republic Kay and his friend Ben Shuker rode an average of 75 miles per day,…

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Smiley, Langston Join University Board of Trustees

The Butler University Board of Trustees has welcomed two new members: Joshua L. Smiley of Indianapolis, senior vice president of finance at Eli Lilly and Co., and Ronald N. Langston of Des Moines, Iowa, principal of Langston Global Enterprises LLC. Both will serve three-year renewable terms as trustees. Joshua L. Smiley Smiley is senior vice…