archive

Collegian Takes Home 11 ICPA Awards

The Butler Collegian won 11 awards at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association’s annual conference Saturday at IUPUI, celebrating the best of Indiana’s collegiate newspapers, news magazines, literary magazines, yearbooks, online publications and advertising. Cartoonist Audrey Meyer, news editor Marais Jacon-Duffy, managing editor Ryan Lovelace, sports reporter Joe Hasenstab and assistant sports editor Matthew VanTryon display…

archive

Elaine Wagner, Brad Stevens to Be Honored at Spring Commencement

Rear Admiral Elaine C. Wagner ’76 and former Butler men’s basketball coach Brad Stevens will receive honorary doctorates at Butler University’s commencement ceremony May 10 in the Butler Bowl. More than 800 students are expected to receive their diplomas. Rear Admiral Wagner is Commander, Navy Medicine East and Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia. She grew…

archive

Emily Seibert ’14 Earns Fulbright Teaching Assistantship

Emily Seibert ’14 received her best 22nd birthday present the day before her actual March 27 birthday: She was chosen for a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to live and work in Athens, Greece, for 10 months. She’ll leave in September and be one of a dozen Americans in the Fulbright program who will teach…

archive

26th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference Will Be the Biggest Yet

Butler University’s 26th annual Undergraduate Research Conference will be its biggest ever, with nearly 1,000 students and their mentoring faculty from 20 states coming to campus April 11 for a daylong event showcasing oral and poster presentations on topics as diverse as molecular biology and 17th-century opera. Admission is open to the public, although advanced…

archive

Stephen Standifird Named New College of Business Dean

Stephen Standifird, Dean of the Schroeder School of Business at the University of Evansville, will become the Dean of Butler University’s College of Business beginning June 1. At Butler, he will take over the University’s third-largest college, with approximately 900 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. Butler’s College of Business was ranked 47th in the 2013…

Jordan College of the Arts Bestows Its First Legend Awards

    Poet and musician Mari Evans, jazz vocalist Everett Greene, and attorney and arts advocate Fay H. Williams received the Jordan College of the Arts’s inaugural Legend Awards during ceremonies March 18 at Butler University’s Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts. Congressman Andre Carson (left) and Dean Ronald Caltabiano (right) with the first…

archive

Jackson Aldridge Tries to Make Fans Comfortable

When he’s not making a name for himself playing basketball, Butler guard Jackson Aldridge is working on his career as a businessman/entrepreneur. As part of his Real Business Experience course, the sophomore economics major from Sydney, Australia, has created Stadium Sidekick, an inflatable drink holder that doubles as a seat cushion. The Stadium Sidekick Stadium…

archive

Butler Library Faculty Help Shortridge Students with Senior Projects

When seniors at Shortridge Magnet High School start work on their required Senior Service Learning Project, they—and their teachers—will be backed with help from several members of the Butler library faculty. Under the leadership of Associate Dean of the Libraries Sally Neal, and with the support of Dean Julie Miller, members of the Butler libraries…

archive

Graduate Student Kurt Carlson Earns Fulbright Award

Kurt Carlson, a graduate student in music history in Butler’s Jordan College of the Arts, has received a Fulbright award for 2013-2014 to conduct research in Austria, through the University of Vienna, on 18th century composer Paul Wranitzky and the First Viennese School. Kurt Carlson Carlson’s work will include searching for Wranitzky’s letters in the…

archive

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…

archive

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…

archive

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…

archive

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…

archive

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…

archive

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…