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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…

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New Book Provides Lessons in How To ‘Lead Like Butler’

Team unity, embracing the growth process, executing well-thought-out plays and demonstrating toughness in every circumstance—those are some of the traits required to play basketball at Butler University—and to succeed in life, according to the new book Lead Like Butler (Abingdon Press). Through interviews with coaches, players, and alumni, Indianapolis clergyman Kent Millard and Judith Cebula,…

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Senior Wins Cell Biology Competition

Butler senior Hitesh Dube won first place in an undergraduate poster session at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) meeting in San Francisco. Hitesh Dube and Amy Wasilk In besting a field of nearly 100 undergraduates, which included students from across the country and around the world, Dube won $500 and will have his…