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Officials allocate money to cover $2.28M deficit JILL MCCARTER JMCCARTE@BUTLER.EDU EDITOR IN CHIEF

Butler University officials used money from two funds to make up for a $2.28 million deficit in this year’s projected budget. $1.145 million from last year’s surplus will be used in part to cover the deficit. The remaining $1.135 million will come from a contingency fund, a sort of cushion for the university budget. Several contributing factors— including an error in calculating

financial aid, a record-size freshman class, a change in the physician assistant program, the Atlantic 10 conference change and multiple capital expenditures— resulted in the deficit. President Jim Danko and Bruce Arick, vice president of finance, explained the situation to some of the 36 faculty senators on Tuesday. Danko explained that while the deficit is not something they were expecting, it is a “manageable challenge.” The university’s total operating

budget is more than $180 million, so the money used from the surplus makes up roughly 0.6 percent of that budget. “A million dollars is a lot for anyone,” Arick said. “We just have to keep in mind that it’s not even one percent of the total budget.” The university’s largest budget line items cost the university more than $2.5 million. TUITION REVENUE The university lost more than

$740,000 to unexpected costs with tuition, financial aid and final enrollment numbers. A “confusion” between the university and its consultant, Hardwick Day, resulted in a loss of $455,000 because there was a discrepancy on what funds can be covered by financial aid. Each year, the university has to estimate how many students it should budget for the coming year. “We have to make assumptions based on history,” Arick said. “We’re never going to nail it.”


As Hinkle undergoes major renovations, officials are hoping donations will round out the costs.



ork on the Hinkle Fieldhouse exterior is still being done, but the Hinkle Campaign is preparing to move into its public phase, signaling a shift in focus for the renovation project. At Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting, President Jim Danko said the campaign will begin to fundraise publicly on Nov. 6 and will continue to do so until the end of 2013. In addition to the funds Butler has already received in the silent phase of the campaign, Danko said the university is hoping to raise $16 million. “We feel confident we can raise that money,” Danko said. “We kind of have to weigh ‘How does this balance across the university?’” Bill Lynch, associate athletic director for development, said the Hinkle Campaign has been in its silent phase since late 2010. With the help of donations from Butler alumni and corporate partners—in addition to the Save America’s Treasures Grant given to the university by United States National Park Service—the exterior renovation to Hinkle was able to begin last May. Lynch said the athletics department will reach out to members of the Butler community and the school’s corporate partners with mass mailings and social media when the public part of the campaign begins.

Those who want to donate to the campaign will be able to do so online, via check or through a pledge over multiple years. “We’re going to make it easy for people,” Lynch said. “(They can donate) however it’s most convenient for them, however they want to do it.” The interior work will be broken up into two phases: student-athlete experience and fan experience. Turner Construction Company is managing the work. Senior Project Manager Craig Hardee said the studentathlete phase of the project will likely begin in April. The fan experience portion of the project would start prior to the 201314 basketball season and conclude before the 2014-15 season. “We’re trying to work on none of the teams losing their seasons in the building,” Hardee said. The work done during the student-athlete experience phase will range from updates of Hinkle’s utilities to a “comprehensive demolition” of the natatorium, said Richard Michal, executive director of facilities. Alterations to Hinkle’s utilities, which have been taking place during exterior renovation, include work on telecommunications, water, sewer, electricity and aspects of building safety. “If we’re looking to make the investment we’re going to make, we feel it’s urgent to make those upgrades to meet current codes and address deficiencies,” Hardee said. The natatorium consists of the west gym and the old, unused pool in the barrel of the fieldhouse. see hinkle page 2

Committee to consider parking garage JILL MCCARTER JMCCARTE@BUTLER.EDU


Butler University’s Board of Trustees endorsed the recommendation of the trustee facilities committee to work with Keystone Group to develop a plan for a mixed-use parking garage on campus. Butler’s facilities committee will work with the Keystone Group to develop a facility that could add 300 beds and 1,000 parking spots to campus behind the Howard Schrott Center for the Performing and Visual Arts. The committee will spend the next two months meeting with Keystone to discuss the project’s details and financial impact.

C o m m i t t e e members will meet with the B u t l e r - Ta r k i n g t o n Neighborhood Association next month to get feedback and input as they work to develop the facility’s plan. “The neighborhood HUNTER: Trustees very important endorsed move to work is with developer on garage. to us,” Ben Hunter, chief of staff and a committee member, said. “We have to make sure they’re part of the discussion along the

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Sex crimes, liquor arrests increase

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Sometimes the university will bring in more than expected and will end up with a tuition revenue. Other times the university overestimates the number of students who enroll. Danko said that Butler offers more money than other universities to attract more students each year. “We put more money on the street to make sure we get a quality freshman class,” Danko said. The differences between

way.” In December, the committee will meet with the Board of Trustees to possibly present a final proposal. Keystone was one of 12 developers that responded to the university’s proposal last April. Of those 12, five were asked to submit proposals. The committee graded each plan on specific criteria, including the environmental impact, sustainability and accessibility of each proposal. Members then whittled the group down to three candidates who participated in a questionand-answer session and further interviews. see parking page 2


Butler University had more crimes in five of the 17 crime sub-categories listed in Butler’s recently released Comprehensive Combined Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report for 2011. Forcible sex offenses, liquor law arrests, drug law arrests, drug law violations referred for Student Conduct Actions and forcible burglary at Butler all increased from 2010 to 2011. The report, which consists of crime statistics from 2009 through 2011, was sent out to the Butler community on Sept. 26. Crime decreased in five categories and stayed the same in the seven remaining categories. The most notable decrease was found in the number of liquor law violations referred for SCA, which dropped from 288 to 175. Sally Click, dean of student services, said she is not very impressed with the decrease in liquor law violations because it changes each year by about 100 cases. “Unless the drop was really significant, I am not surprised,” Click said. “We just try to be consistent each year in how we handle the violations.” Ben Hunter, executive director of public safety, said he was pleased with most of the report, except for the rise in forcible sex offenses. “When it comes to sex offenses, one is too many,” Hunter said. “But one of the reasons there is an increase in the numbers is because in the past the instances wouldn’t always be reported by victim’s choice, but now they must (due to the Clery Act).” Forcible burglaries rose from 11 to 17 incidences, but Bill Weber, assistant police chief, said that individual cases could distort the statistics. “If a burglar entered four close rooms while trespassing in an apartment, that is technically five burglaries,” Weber said, “one for the apartment and one for each room.” “Overall, I am not pleased with the report because any police department would want to see all categories decrease,” Weber said, ”but that’s just not the case.“ “We are also being much more transparent in our reporting because the coverage and classification of crimes (were) broadened by the state of Indiana,” Hunter said. “We now include larcenies in the categories of burglary.” “That wider net of crimes covered could be the reason for the increase in numbers,” Hunter said, “but crimes are still happening regardless of the change in coverage.”



Bad cooks and hot showers cause incessant fire alarms ALLISON HALL AAHALL1@BUTLER.EDU


Students flooded out of residence halls in response to a fire drill on Thursday night, and this was not the first time for most students. Lindsey Birt, Butler University Police Department environmental health and safety specialist, said there have been 17 fire alarms that have gone off since Aug. 22 at Butler. Schwitzer Hall set off five alarms, and Apartment Village set off three. These two buildings combined have set off almost half of the fire alarms. Birt said most of these alarms have been set off by burnt food and steam from showers. Greg Harris, residence life

Students have heard fire alarms, like this one in Lilly Hall, ring loudly in residence halls all across campus this fall. Photo by Rafael Porto

Butler officials not concerned with report on university value MAGGIE MONSON MMONSON@BUTLER.EDU STAFF REPORTER

Yahoo! Finance recently published a study that concluded that public universities are currently a better value for students than private universities. The Yahoo! study used information gathered through PayScale, a salary research company, and evaluated the schools based on their cost per year and the salaries of recent graduates. It did not, however, consider financial aid when ranking which schools had the best value. Though this study said that public universities are a better value, Butler students are finding success after graduation. The overall placement rate for Butler students is 93 percent. Tom Weede, vice president of enrollment management, said criteria other than cost affect a school’s value. “We know our students generally graduate on time,” Weede said. “Whether it’s four years for a traditional degree or six years for a pharmacy degree, Butler students usually do it on time.” When you compare that with many of the state universities, the rate is much longer. At that point, students are spending an extra year paying that tuition and missing out on those earnings.” The Georgia Institute of Technology placed first in the nation for its value. On average, the salaries of its students are 67 percent of what they paid per year in education. “Georgia Tech is generally a school for engineering,” Weede said. “I would think that, based on that kind of score, engineering

schools would always place a little higher. That’s skewed. I don’t think looking at gross earnings is a measure of a school’s value.” The survey included many different kinds of schools that may not be comparable. For example, the Georgia Institute of Technology does not have a school of education. “Teachers tend to make less than engineers,” Weede said. “That’s a value judgment that our society makes.” Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad that the guy who builds my bridges knows what he’s doing. But I think that there’s going to be some skewing according to the kinds of schools (in the survey).” Public universities ranked higher on the list than private ones oftentimes due to their lower cost. The reason for this lower cost is that private universities “don’t have access to public funds like the public (universities) do,” Bruce Arick, vice president of finance and administration, said. Cost should play a large role in how a student decides to pick a school, Arick said. However, the “sticker price” of a college often is not what the student actually pays. “Private (universities) do, in general, give more financial aid than public universities,” Arick said. Overall cost and postgraduation success are not the only factors one should consider in determining value, Levester Johnson, vice president for student affairs, said. Universities with a liberal arts foundation, such as Butler, focus on the development of mind, body and spirit. For Johnson, one area in particular that sets Butler apart is


A new weight room, updated training facilities, an academic excellence center and new administrative offices would be built in place of the natatorium. Michal said the university is also looking to open up the south concourse and redo the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball locker rooms. Additionally, Hardee said Butler plans to certify Hinkle with LEED Silver status by installing low-flow water fixtures and energy-efficient lighting. The main aspect of the fan experience phase involves putting chairback seats in place of bleacher benches in the seating sections just below the running track. Hardee said the fieldhouse will lose seats because the chairback seats are larger than bleacher spaces, and larger risers will be needed to meet the chairback codes. Other changes relating to fan experience will include new restrooms, new signage, a new scoreboard, a new concession stand and improved handicap access around Hinkle. An elevator will provide those with physical disabilities easier access to the fieldhouse’s upperlevel seating. “Everything we’ll be doing will be made to address accessibility deficiencies in the building,” Hardee said. Despite the planned changes creating potential

I believe that here, and in other private institutions, you get a lot more attention from the faculty members and staff. BRUCE ARICK VP FOR FINANCE the service work of its students. “Studies that focus only on how much one is making do not get to the true value and contribution that particular types of institutions are giving back,” Johnson said. “Especially from a student affairs perspective, you can look at the opportunities that await you that are here on the Butler campus. Almost every group on this campus has some type of philanthropy or service aspect. The liberal arts aspect of an education is not the only difference between the two types of schools. Students vary in how they learn best, and the student’s learning preferences change the type of school that student should be at, Arick said. “I believe that here and in other private universities, you get a lot more attention from the faculty members and staff,” Arick said. “We have faculty teaching students the discipline. Can students excel in a public university environment? Certainly. It’s really what the student and the family want out of the education.”

If we don’t do the renovation and preserve it, this building is going to be a thing of the past. BILL LYNCH ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR FOR DEVELOPMENT construction until 2015, more work could be considered with appropriate resources, Hardee said. “There are some things we’re not going to be able to do based on time and funding,” he said. “Once a decision is made, it impacts other decisions.” Even if Danko’s goal of $16 million for the campaign is reached prior to the conclusion of 2013, Lynch said Butler would continue to raise funds until then. “Certainly, if we have great success in raising dollars in the campaign we’ll continue to do that, because there’s so much work that really needs to be done with this building,” Lynch said. Being a home to Butler basketball since 1928 and a host to National Basketball Association and high school basketball and presidential speakers, Lynch said the athletics department hopes anyone who can donate to the campaign will do so. “If we don’t do the renovation and preserve it, this building is going to be a thing of the past,” Lynch said. “That’s why we think it’s a great thing to jump on board and contribute to.”

coordinator, said the reason the alarms have been set off in Apartment Village is because the sensors were cleaned in the summer. They are more sensitive, and shower steam can set off alarms. Residence life staff is encouraging resident assistants to talk at unit meetings about microwaving safely so the alarms are not set off, said Karla Cunningham, director of residence life. Birt said an alarm is called a fire alarm activation when something actually sets it off. A drill is supervised, and the response to the drill is observed. Fire drills are a federal and state requirement. Each year, four drills must be done in the residence halls, one in academic buildings and four in Atherton Union. Freshman Ashley Crossland, a

resident of Schwitzer Hall, said she feels that having these alarms go off continually will be dangerous. “If there was an actual fire, I don’t really hurry to get out anymore,” Crossland said. “I’m kind of like, ‘just another false alarm.’ ” Cunningham said that students should be thinking of multiple ways to exit the building in case of a real emergency. “The time to think about those emergency egresses are in the daylight when there is no emergency,” she said. Cunningham also said taking drills seriously is important. “We want people always to exit the buildings as quickly and as safely as possible,” Cunningham said. “People should always take it seriously, no matter what time of day it is or what the weather is outside.”

PARKING: We are going slower GARAGE COULD BE than other institutions IN THE WORKS FROM PAGE ONE Kite Realty Group and Lauth Property Group were the other developments vying for the project. “We couldn’t have been wrong with any of the three groups,” Hunter said. What set Keystone apart, Hunter said, is that the group considered the campus’s layout, pedestrian walkways and street traffic. “They really took a holistic approach to this proposal,” Hunter said. “It stood out and matched the historic feel of the campus and the neighborhood.” Though the project is just past its first stages, Hunter said there is still work to be done and that nothing is set in stone, including the cost and the timeline of construction. Hunter said that if the Board of Trustees decides to approve the project in December, construction could start as soon as spring 2013. “We are going slower than other institutions might,” Hunter said. “But it’s our first time on working

might. But it’s our first time on working to build a structure like this one. BEN HUNTER CHIEF OF STAFF

to build a structure like this one.” The 1,000 parking spots would offset a parking shortage that the university has worked to address. This year, parking was added behind Clowes Memorial Hall and faculty parking was added in front of the Fairbanks Center. The extra 1,000 spots would bring the total number of parking spots on campus to about 4,000. It is not yet known how much the facility would cost to build. The 2012-13 Budget Forecast, which was presented to Faculty Senate members during Tuesday’s meeting, said that the cost of the consulting stage was $40,000.

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Deadlines approach for 2012 election STAFF REPORTER

Butler University students have many choices regarding voting in the general election this November. With voter turnout and registration the urge to get out and vote is even stronger. According to the 2010 census, only 58 percent of Americans aged 18 to 24 are registered to vote. JoAnna Brown political science and American politics adjunct professor said she feels young people should exercise their right to vote. “It is so important for young people to vote,” Brown said. “Although it may not seem as if some of the issues are relevant to them today, young people must remember that the individuals whom we elect into office today make decisions and pass laws that affect them in the present as well as in the future.” Angie Nussmeyer, Marion County Board of Elections press secretary, said that young people, especially those who are unsatisfied with the state of the nation or government, should vote. “If you’re not happy with the state of things in your nation, state, city or even your school, you can change it with a vote,” Nussmeyer said. “Absolutely every vote counts.” Students have many options for voting on or off campus. Students who live at a Marion County address during the school year have the option to vote in Indianapolis. Students can also choose to vote in their hometown via an absentee ballot. “Students should vote where they feel the most comfortable voting,” Nussmeyer said. “But if you plan on staying in Indianapolis after graduation to work, live and play, it might be a good idea to vote in Marion County. But the choice is ultimately the student’s.” Sophomore Michelle Ferro said that she plans on voting absentee

If you’re not happy with the state of things in your nation, state, city or even your school, you can change it with a vote. ANGIE NUSSMEYER MARION COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS PRESS SECRETARY in her hometown of South Bend, Ind. “I already got my ballot in the mail,” Ferro said. “I just feel that I’m more knowledgeable about the candidates at home, and I recognize all the names on the ballot. I also know exactly how the issues affect my everyday life.” Sophomore Cole Collins said that he has voted in Indianapolis since attending Butler. “I’m from Washington State, which is a deadlocked liberal state,” Collins said. “I feel like my vote can make more of a difference in Indiana, which is typically conservative but did elect Obama in 2008.” Collins, who is also the president of College Democrats, has worked to make voter registration more convenient for students. Collins said College Democrats holds voter registration tables Wednesday afternoons and Thursday evenings in Starbucks. College Republicans also sets up voter registration opportunities outside Starbucks on Wednesdays. “These registrations have nothing to do with any political party,” Collins said. “We’re also not forcing anyone to go vote. We just have the papers there for students to fill out, and then we take them to the Board of Elections.”

Voter registration for Indiana ends Oct. 9, so students who want to vote in Indianapolis need to register sometime this week, Nussmeyer said. Students who previously registered to vote in Marion County but recently moved to a new off-campus house or residence hall should re-register in case their precinct is different. “Most students registered to vote in Marion County will vote at Hinkle Fieldhouse, but not all,” Nussmeyer said. “It’s definitely a good idea to check your precinct.” Students can also take advantage of early voting in Indianapolis. “If you’re in class all day on Nov. 6 or if you work, you can vote early at the Election Board office,” Nussmeyer said. To vote on Election Day, students must be registered by the deadline and bring a governmentissued form of identification that includes a photograph. A passport, military I.D. or an Indiana driver’s license are all acceptable. Out-of-state driver’s licenses will not suffice for identification to vote in Indianapolis. Students can find more information on absentee voting, early voting or registration dates at Collins reiterated that students have a lot of power in their vote. “People can’t complain about how society is doing if they aren’t voting,” Collins said. “One vote can literally change the whole state. Even if things don’t turn out how you wanted, it matters that you actually try—and it’s not that hard to vote.”

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Plans for observatory renovation in place KELLY ROSTIN KROSTIN@BUTLER.EDU STAFF REPORTER

Plans for updates and renovations to Butler University’s Holcomb Observatory to enhance student learning are in the works. Butler is a member of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy consortium. The consortium will start a $350,000 refurbishment of the Butler telescope after it finishes renovations to SARA’s other telescopes in Kitt Peak, Ariz., and Cerro Tololo, Chile. The project will hopefully start in the next few months and will take about a year to complete. The last renovation occurred 15 years ago to a computer operating the telescope, and the technology was severely outdated. The refurbishment will make the telescope remotely operated, meaning students will be able to operate this telescope much like the ones in Arizona and Chile. These telescopes are operated right from Butler computers. Physics Professor Brian Murphy said this will make operation of the telescope possible from anywhere in the world, given that the computer used has the proper software and the user has the correct passcodes. “The first upgrade allowed us to do the first research ever with our telescope,” Murphy said. “The new refurbishment will make the telescope useful for even more research.” The bulk of the research is done on the remotelyoperated telescopes in Arizona and Chile. The telescopes are shared among the 11 SARA members, which include three Indiana schools: Butler, Ball State and Valparaiso. SARA institutes pay a one-time fee of $50,000 to join and then $10,000 once a year thereafter. The membership allows students access to observation time on the telescopes. Murphy says this is beneficial for research given that the skies in Chile are among the darkest in the world. “We’re partly limited here because we’re clouded out two-thirds of the time during the winter, so we can’t observe a lot,” Murphy said. Junior Adam Hibshman is a tour guide at the observatory on the weekends. His tours consist of planetarium presentations, as well as a view of the 38-inch Cassegrain, the main telescope.

Photo by Rafael Porto

The Holcomb Observatory provides access to more than the Indianapolis sky with remote viewing in Arizona and Chile.

It’s interesting to see how (the telescope) is all set up and that we were able to do this all from Butler’s campus.


“Interestingly, when the money was donated in the 1950’s by James Irving Holcomb and his wife, they donated the money with the stipulation that public viewing of the telescope always remains free,” Hibshman said. “This means that anyone from the Indianapolis community can view through the scope anytime they like when we are open on the weekends.” Hibshman says that the Indianapolis sky and clouds affect not only research but also what guests see on tours. “One caveat of viewing through our telescope here in Indianapolis is that we oftentimes have to fight the clouds,” Hibshman said. “Given that the majority of the school year is during the cooler months, guests often miss out on seeing anything through the scope due to the weather.” To further research and avoid cloudy skies, the consortium is looking at possibly acquiring another telescope in the Canary Islands. “The nice thing about the Canary Islands, if that scope comes into play, is that we can start observing at noon here because it is to the east,” Murphy said. Murphy said that students would then be able to actually do observations during class-time hours. The current telescopes are on land that is leased to the United States. The Europeans own the telescope in the Canary Islands, so negotiations are international and a bit longer to process. “Once we agree with them on a few things, we’ll probably go forward with putting in a proposal as a consortium,” Murphy said. Another update to enhance learning is a remote observing lab. Located in Gallahue Hall 222, this room will have 27-inch computer screen monitors, televisions and remote keyboards. Murphy said this technology would allow for more collaboration on research since there has never been a space quite like this before. Money for this space came through donations from Frank Levinson, a 1975 Butler graduate. Murphy said that Levinson was particularly interested in helping out Butler sciences. “We have a tradition of astronomy here,” Murphy said. Experiences with the telescope have proved memorable for Butler students. For example, junior Ellie Pierson, though not an astronomy major, took a class last semester and found the experience to be intriguing. “I did an extra-credit assignment where we camped out in the observatory room all night and were able to shadow someone who controlled the telescope,” Pierson said. “It was interesting to see how it is all set up and that we are able to do this all from Butler’s campus.” Hibshman agrees, adding that his experiences as a tour guide at the observatory are also helpful in his public speaking skills as an education major. “I didn’t know much about astronomy before I started working at the observatory, but I am learning so much as I go and am excited to keep learning and discovering new things that I never knew before about our universe,” Hibshman said. “It gives me a lot of pride to be one of the few lucky people to know the ins and outs of one of Butler’s very distinct landmarks that is rarely visited by students but is the backdrop of the most scenic view on campus.”

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Brooke Pearson, Butler University’s new dietician, discusses portion sizes at a seminar on Friday in Atherton Marketplace.

New dietician brings healthy advice MELISSA IANNUZZI MIANNUZZ@BUTLER.EDU


Butler University welcomed dietician Brooke Pearson to campus at the end of August, and she will be offering a variety of new nutrition services and seminars. “It’s been kind of a whirlwind start,” Pearson said. In a wellness survey, students named nutrition as the number one issue they wanted to receive more information on, said Sarah Barnes Diaz, health education and outreach programs coordinator. Nutrition was also the main issue students were asking Health and Recreation Complex staff about, Beth Lohman, assistant director of recreation for fitness, said. Butler is joining other universities in moving to a wellness model where multiple health services are combined into one facility to accommodate students’ needs, Lohman said. Hiring a nutritionist was the next logical step. Pearson was chosen from the list of candidates mainly for her presentation skills. Lohman said she hopes Pearson will work with different groups on campus, as well as in one-on-one consultations with students. Pearson came to her first presentation, “Eating Smart in the Dining Hall,” armed with a variety of props to show portion sizes. A deck of cards represented the proper amount of chicken, while a golf ball represented a correct serving size for peanut butter. The list goes on. She also gave handouts emphasizing the way an ideal dinner plate should look: half fruits and vegetables, one-quarter protein and one-quarter whole grains. “You should try to get the most color on your plate that you can,” Pearson said. The wellness survey conducted by the Peers Advocating Wellness

for Students reported that 62 percent of Butler’s students are only eating one to two servings of vegetables per day. The campus dish app can also be a useful tool for students who are trying to count calories, Pearson said. The app shows the food on a menu for the day and calorie counts for one serving. Pearson comes to Butler from Ann Arbor, Mich., but she was raised in Indiana and attended North Central High School. As an undergraduate, she attended the University of Virginia. During her junior year, she spent time as an exchange student in Germany. “I learned to like food I never dreamed I would,” she said. Her host family in Germany generally ate organic or homegrown foods. Pearson spent time working at a John Hopkins lab and considered attending both medical and nursing school. Her background as a peer health counselor in college and nutrition classes led her to be interested in nutrition and health education, she said. She attended the University of Michigan to get her masters in dietetics after her second son died at 15 months due to a viral infection related to leukemia. “It was a great way to put my mind on something else,” she said. Pearson had various jobs in the health field while studying for her degree, including pediatric weight management at St. Vincent Hospital and the nutrition committee at her daughters’ school. She passed her certification exam this summer. This will be her first job as a dietician. Pearson offers individual nutrition consultations. More information can be found on the HRC website under “Nutrition Services.” She will also be working with specific clubs and groups on campus, such as PAWS, and offering a seminar on nutrition myths on Nov. 7.

Aramark contract limits food options RYAN LOVELACE RLOVELAC@BUTLER.EDU ASST. NEWS EDITOR Butler University’s long-standing relationship with Aramark limits what students eat and when they can eat. Aramark began providing food service at Butler in 1998, and outside vendors have had little opportunity to make inroads on campus since then. When Jimmy John’s passed out free sandwiches on campus earlier this semester and the local food trucks arrived on campus last fall, they violated the university’s ban on solicitation and an Aramark stipulation. John Ban, owner of The NY Slice food truck, was turned away last year despite long lines of students and faculty. He said he has not had any problems at other college campuses in Indianapolis. “It’s just business,” Ban said. “Aramark is a massive company. They’ve solidified their place.” Sally Click, dean of student services, said outside vendors must be invited to campus because of a

solicitation ban that exists for campus safety reasons, but they are welcome to operate in the public space that surrounds campus. “(Students) can go to Broad Ripple, and you can go downtown, and you can get that if you want it somewhere else, but I think we have an academic environment we’re trying to protect,” Click said. Some students cannot travel or afford to go buy food somewhere else, and freshmen and sophomores living in residence halls must purchase a campus meal plan. Freshman Mike Mueller said he likes the convenience of having a meal plan but said it can get boring having to eat the same food over and over again. Students who eat the food Aramark provides may not be satisfied. “We don’t hear a whole lot of the positives,” said Nathan Haugh, special projects manager for Aramark at Butler, “but that’s typical in any restaurant. You hear the negative things because people want them to change, but the positive things— people typically don’t think about expressing those.”

Despite their lack of satisfaction, many students are required to eat whatever Aramark chooses to provide. Campus meals are convenient for busy students, and the students may not be mature enough to feed themselves, Click said. “We don’t want to keep you on (a meal plan) any longer when you’re able to and are certainly ready to have more independent living,” Click said. “It used to be that you would come to campus and we would be your parents, your surrogate parents. We don’t want to be overly parental, but we want to support you.” Students do have some new options. The new addition, which expanded seating and food options, to the Atherton Union Marketplace opened Friday, when the Board of Trustees got a first look. “The oohs and ahs looked promising,” said Jeremy Cline, district manager at Aramark, who observed the opening. “This is a game changer.” Along with the Mongolian grill and 120-seat section now available, Click said students now also have access to sushi every day in the Campus Club.

Photo by Heather Iwinski Employees in Atherton Union Marketplace cook at the dining hall’s new Mongolian grill, part of the renovation to give students more options.






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Freshman Sophie Maccagnone, seen battling an Indiana State defender for the ball, has scored seven of the Bulldogs’ 12 goals this season.

One could argue that no single player has had as much of an impact on his or her team this fall at Butler than freshman midfielder Sophie Maccognone has had on the women’s soccer team. Maccagnone currently leads the team with seven goals and has started in all 11 matches for the Bulldogs so far this season. She was named Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Week two consecutive times in September. Maccagnone’s confidence is what coach Tari St. John said sets her apart from other freshmen. “You often have talented freshmen, but sometimes they don’t have the confidence to step up and take such an impactful role as a freshman,” St. John said. “But Sophie has the right attitude—the confidence, combined with her ability—that I think she was ready

to make an impact right from the get-go.” Maccagnone said the confidence that her teammates exuded when she began practicing with the team was apparent to her. “They were really welcoming, and everyone was confident, and their confidence kind of came off to me,” Maccagnone said. “Like seeing when they wanted me to take penalty kicks, they obviously had confidence in me.” Senior defender Claire Milam said Maccagnone has been a reliable teammate and has handled criticism well from her teammates and coaches. “A lot of times in women’s sports, it’s hard for teammates to criticize each other, but I think that she both takes criticism well and gives it out gracefully,” Milam said. “She’s a good teammate in that she holds people responsible, but she also holds herself responsible.” Maccagnone also has had

to deal with the normal issues involving the transition to college life outside of soccer, but she said she is making the adjustment well. “It’s a little exhausting at first, but obviously with study tables, that helps a lot because you get all your work done,” Maccagnone said. “You’ve just really got to have time management, and that’s what my coaches and teammates have really been emphasizing.” St. John said that Maccagnone stays levelheaded in spite of all the attention that comes with her goal-scoring prowess. “The really unique part with someone that is as talented as Sophie is she is one of the most humble people I know,” St. John said. “She really feels that scoring goals is just part of her role, just as for someone else, winning balls in the air or defending is their role. “This is how she can serve her team, and I think that’s what you have with a kid like Sophie. She just wants to serve her team well.”

Butler welcomes newest Hall of Fame inductees PETER BROWN


On Saturday night, Butler inducted seven new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame. The inductees were Clyde McEntire, Norman “Norm” Ellenberger, Lynn Schreiber Wallace, Charles “Chuck” Orban, Beth Christiansen Hutson, Fraser Thompson and James “Jim” McGrath. “It’s a tremendous honor,” McGrath said. “To be recognized for doing your job is almost beyond the scope of belief.” The Athletic Hall of Fame began in 1992 and a class has been inducted every year since then. The earliest athletes can be inducted is 10 years after their graduation, and for an athletics department inductee, a minimum of five years of service is required. A maximum of five members are elected every year. Exceptions to this are honorary inductees, who qualify as non-athletes, coaches or posthumous inductees. This year, out of the seven inductees, McGrath received an honorary induction, and McEntire was honored posthumously. McEntire, who graduated in 1950, is only the second golfer to be inducted. His score of 66 in the 1950 Mid-American Conference Championship is still a league and school record to this day. He also received medalist honors in the conference three times. Ellenberger, who graduated in 1955, was a three-sport athlete. He played under legendary


NORMAN “NORM” ELLENBERGER ‘55 Football, basketball and baseball



coach Paul D. “Tony” Hinkle in men’s basketball. In football, he was the team captain and was named an AllConference player. In baseball, he pitched one of five no-hitters in Butler baseball history. Wallace, who graduated in 1979, was a two-sport athlete for all four of her years at Butler. She played No. 1 singles and doubles for the women’s tennis team in addition to helping the women’s basketball team achieve an undefeated regular season in 1978. Orban, who graduated in 1991, was a linebacker for the football team. He still holds the record for the most career (487) and single-season (181) tackles. He also won Butler Defensive MVP twice, third team All-American and led the team to three conference championships. “I think the best way to put it is it’s the journey of what you experienced at Butler,” Orban said. “It’s recognition, but it’s not only recognition for me. It’s recognition for the people I was here with.” Orban said his best memory was his sophomore year when his team made the playoffs. “We were a young team. Nobody really picked us to do much, and we all played very well,” Orban said. “It was so fun because everybody played together as a team.” Hutson, who graduated in 1991, is one of two female athletes from Butler to earn the Midwestern Collegiate Conference Cecil N. Coleman Medal of Honor. Her total blocks, aces and hitting

Butler sports this week

LYNN SCHREIBER WALLACE ‘79 Tennis and basketball



Men’s Soccer Butler at Dayton 7 p.m.

Football Butler at Valparaiso 2 p.m.

FRASER THOMPSON ‘00 Track and cross country

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Women’s Soccer Dayton at Butler 7 p.m.

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(L-R) Norm Ellenberger, Lynn Schreiber Wallace, Chuck Orban, Beth Christiansen Hutson and Jim McGrath, seen being recognized at halftime of the Butler football game against Dayton, are five of the seven 2012 Hall of Fame inductees. percentage place her second in McGrath has worked 31 years Athletes are nominated by former school history. with Butler and has been involved Butler athletes. The nominees are In 1988, Hutson and the Butler with media relations for over 3,000 then reviewed by the B-Association volleyball team compiled a 29-7 Butler athletic events. Hall of Fame Committee, which is record, the best in school history. “I’ve devoted 31 years of my life made up of five or six members of “This university is an amazing to this university, and you don’t do the B-Association Board of Directors. place, and I’m incredibly honored,” that unless it’s a really special place, The B-Association is the alumni Hutson said. and Butler has been just that,” said association for all former Butler Thompson, who graduated in McGrath. “To get an honor like this athletes. 2000, was a track and cross country from Butler means the world to me. “To have the opportunity to be runner from Melbourne, Australia. “The thing that I will remember recognized by your peers and other He received several NCAA the most is the athletes,” McGrath former Butler student athletes is a honors, including All-American and said. “We’ve had such a high-caliber great honor,” Bill Lynch, associate All-Conference in both sports and group of great individuals come athletic director for development, the Coleman Medal of Honor. through Butler University.” said.

Women’s Volleyball Butler at Saint Louis 5 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Xavier at Butler 1 p.m.

Men’s Soccer Butler at Xavier 1 p.m.




Bulldogs move to 2-0 in conference play STAFF REPORTER

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Junior center Charles Perrecone (58) gets ready to snap the ball in Butler’s 21-11 victory over Dayton at the Butler Bowl Saturday.

Women’s soccer prepares for Dayton Butler looks to record its first conference victory when it takes on Dayton Friday. The Flyers will test the Bulldogs’ defense, which leads the Atlantic 10 in goals. “Dayton’s a good team, but that’s part of the challenge we’ve embraced in moving up to the A-10,” junior goalkeeper Julie Burton said. “Our defense is smart, which means that no matter who we play, they will find ways to

prevent shots.” The last time the Flyers and Bulldogs met in the 2010 season, the match went into double-overtime. The Flyers came away with a 1-0 victory. Butler left its first A-10 conference game without tasting victory or defeat. Saint Louis took the team to a double-overtime draw. The Bulldogs (6-3-2) recorded 23 shots while the Billikens (2-5-3) had eight shots. -Marko Tomich

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Men’s soccer begins A-10 play Butler will begin Atlantic 10 Conference play on Friday at Dayton. “The boys are very excited to be in the A-10,” coach Paul Snape said, “We now feel we know who we are as a team, and the boys want to come out and show this league what they have to offer.” Butler will be pushed to the limit in the month of October, with four conference games at home against Richmond,

Butler will play for a trophy next Saturday after upending rival Dayton 21-11 Saturday afternoon. Junior running back Trae Heeter led the Bulldogs with 159 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The Bulldogs (3-2, 2-0) remain undefeated in Pioneer League play with the win. Butler has won three of four in the lifetime series with Dayton. “From day one I was here, I always knew we’d be in a dogfight from the get-go against Dayton every year, and that’s what it was today,” redshirt junior defensive lineman Jeremy

VCU, George Washington and Charlotte. Butler will also have four away matches at Xavier, Indiana, Temple and Saint Joseph’s. “We’re really excited for the beginning of conference play because we think we can do well this season in the Atlantic 10,” junior goalkeeper Jon Dawson said. “With a good showing this weekend, I think we will be mentally prepared and be off and running for the season.” -Clayton Young

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Stephens said. Heeter put the game out of reach as he bounced off tacklers and went to the outside for an 80-yard touchdown on a third down play with less than three minutes left in the game. “They didn’t wrap up too well, so I kept my feet (moving) and hit it to the outside where there was room to run,” Heeter said. Heeter injured his ankle after getting tangled up in a pile but said he is recovering well. “It feels a lot better after that big win,” Heeter said. Redshirt junior quarterback Matt Lancaster continued his dual-threat efficiency with 170 yards and one touchdown through the

Cross country places 16th at Notre Dame The Butler men’s and women’s cross country teams sent full squads to the 57th Annual Notre Dame Invitational this past weekend — or at least, they were supposed to. The nationally-ranked women’s team (No. 21) was scratched from the meet, in hopes of both keeping legs fresh and avoiding additional injuries. “We didn’t feel like we needed to force it,” coach Matt Roe said. “The goal is to be running our best on the last day of the season, which is the national meet.” The men’s squad that did

air. Despite being sacked twice, he finished with 27 yards on the ground. The Bulldogs have another rivalry game next Saturday as they travel to Valparaiso (0-4, 0-1). Kickoff is at 2 p.m. Coach Jeff Voris said the Crusaders will be eager to improve off their 42-14 loss to Butler last season. “(We’re) going to get their best shot because it’s a rivalry game, and I know they’re much improved, from what I’ve read,” Voris said. “It’s going to be every bit of what we had (Saturday) and more,” Voris said, “because of the passion of the game, the Hoosier Helmet Game.”

make it up to Notre Dame placed 16th in a field of 20 teams that included ten nationally-ranked teams. No. 20 Tulsa won the team title with 104 points, and Tulsa junior Chris O’Hare won the individual 8-kilometer race in 23:33. Sophomore Tom Curr dropped out midway through the course, putting sophomore Harry Ellis in position to be first finisher for the team. Ellis crossed the line in 41st place with a time of 24:25. Both the men’s and women’s teams will travel to Louisville for the NCAA PreNational Meet on Oct. 13. -Beth Werge

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Team gets first conference win PETER BROWN


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Sophomore Erica Stahl and junior Morgan Peterson, seen celebrating during Butler’s match against George Washington, were key in helping get the team’s first A-10 win.

The Butler volleyball team is preparing to take on its next conference opponent, Saint Louis, after going 1-1 on the weekend and earning its first-ever Atlantic 10 conference win. The Billikens (5-13, 0-4) are coming off a 15-12 record last year and a loss in the second round of the A-10 tournament to Xavier. Saint Louis took back-to-back five-set losses against Duquesne and George Washington on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Butler (11-7, 1-3) fell to Duquesne (15-5, 4-0) three sets to one on Saturday night. The Bulldogs won the first set by a score of 25-23, using multiplepoint runs throughout the match to pull out the win. The second set was similar to the first, except it was the Dukes who had success toward the end of the set. With Butler leading 21-17, Duquesne would go on to take eight of the next 10 points to close out the set and send the teams into the third set tied. In that set, the Bulldogs got into an 11-4 deficit, and were never able

to recover. The Dukes won the third set 25-17 to put the Bulldogs on the brink of defeat. With the score 15-15 in the fourth set, the Dukes rallied and went on a four point streak. A few points later Butler senior Rachel Barber seemed to have a kill that was tipped by a Duquesne player. The officials ruled that it wasn’t tipped, to the dismay of the Bulldogs, and the Dukes then followed with an ace to force a Butler timeout. Duquesne would eventually close out the set 25-19. Junior Maggie Harbison led the Bulldogs with 15 kills, sophomore Brooke Ruffolo tallied 15 digs and junior Morgan Peterson and sophomore Erica Stahl each had four blocks. The Bulldogs defeated George Washington (4-12, 1-2) three sets to none in Butler’s first home conference match of the season last Friday. The Bulldogs came out strong and dominated the first set, winning by a score of 25-16. Both teams traded for the lead several times in the second set. With Butler leading 21-20, Harbison served an ace to force a George Washington timeout.

The Colonials would bring the game to within one point again, but the Bulldogs took three of the next four points to close the set 2522. “It’s always great momentum to go in 2-0,” coach Sharon Clark said. “We worked on being aggressive throughout the match, and we had a few errors with that, but I’ll take that as long as we stay aggressive.” In the third set, the Bulldogs started quickly. With Butler leading 21-16, George Washington would rally to cut the lead to one and force a Butler timeout. Sophomore Belle Obert hit two kills to set up match point, and the Bulldogs got the win with a block by sophomores Stephanie Kranda and Stahl. Clark said earning a victory in the second set was huge. Clark also said that the crowd played a factor in the team’s victory. “(The crowd) always helps,” Clark said. “The energy, the excitement about playing at home, that first conference match, we kind of ran with that, and that was great for us.” Obert led the Bulldogs with 16 kills, junior Claire Randich had nine blocks, and Ruffolo had 18 digs.

Bulldogs make early mark in Atlantic 10 CLAYTON YOUNG CYOUNG@BUTLER.EDU STAFF REPORTER

Butler athletes are already making a mark on the Atlantic 10 Conference, picking up various conference awards. At the end of each week of athletic events, the A-10 produces a list of awards, including Athlete of the Week and Rookie of the Week. Each of the A-10 schools sends in a nominee from each sport, for each award. The A-10 communications staff takes a list of nominations and reviews the nominees based on a large number of factors, including stats, accomplishments, team performance and quality of opponents.

The staff then sits down and selects the winner for each award. “Our goal is always to honor the most outstanding student-athletes from that week’s events,” said Drew Dickerson, director of media relations and communications for the A-10. “It’s often a difficult decision based on the quality of athletes and successful programs in the Atlantic 10 Conference.” With A-10 conference play under way for many Butler sports, athletes have already started raking in conference honors. Junior middle blocker Claire Randich was named the Defensive Player of the Week for the Butler volleyball team for the week of Sept. 4 through 9. Randich led the Bulldogs with

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From left, Freshman Olivia Pratt and junior Katie Clark, have both grabbed conference honors on their way to helping the women’s cross country team to a national ranking.

1.82 blocks per set as Butler went 2-1 at the Butler Classic. She started the tournament with six blocks while also hitting .389 in a 3-0 win over Western Illinois. After getting five blocks against Stephen F. Austin, Randich made nine stops, two of which were solo, in a 3-1 win over Indiana. Another award winner was sophomore volleyball player Erica Stahl, earning the league’s Defensive Player of the Week award for the week of Sept. 11 through 16. During the four matches that week, Stahl totaled 25 blocks for the Bulldogs. She had five blocks in a 3-0 blowout of Wright State. Stahl then blocked nine more balls at the net in a 3-2 win over Southeast Missouri State. That same evening she had five blocks in a loss to California-Davis. Stahl then finished off the week with six blocks to help Butler beat Kent State 3-0. “It makes it exciting for us to know that the bar is being raised and we’re going to step up and meet that challenge,” Butler volleyball coach Sharon Clark said. “Our goal is to go out there and compete at the highest level we can.” Freshman forward Sophie Maccagnone was also able to pick up the Rookie of the Week award in two consecutive weeks for the Butler women’s soccer team for the weeks of Sept. 12 through 16 and Sept. 18 through 23. Maccagnone scored five goals over the course of three games in which the Bulldogs went 3-0.

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From left, Junior volleball player Claire Randich, freshman soccer player Sophie Maccagnone and sophomore volleyball player Erica Stahl have all earned conference honors. “I was able to get those chances mainly because my teammates were making them possible,” Maccagnone said. “I knew my team had confidence in me, so I wanted to make sure I didn’t disappoint my teammates.” Freshman goalkeeper Mackenzie Hopkins has also represented the women’s soccer team as A-10 Rookie of the Week, for her play from Aug. 29 through Sept. 3 Hopkins had two shutouts against Purdue and TennesseeMartin. Her five saves against Purdue led the Bulldogs to their first ever win against the Boilermakers and their first win over a Big Ten opponent since 2008. Junior Katie Clark and freshman Olivia Pratt of the Butler women’s cross country team have been recognized by the A-10 for their performances this season at the Toledo Bubble Buster, helping lift Butler into the national rankings last week. Clark was named A-10 Women’s Performer of the Week while Pratt

was tabbed A-10 Women’s Rookie of the Week for the week of Sept. 17 through 23. Clark won the individual title and led Butler to the team title at the 14-team Bubble Buster, which featured four nationallly ranked teams. She covered the 4-kilometer course in 13:04, finishing 15 seconds ahead of the second-place runner from nationally-ranked Syracuse. The race was Clark’s first in more than a year after she sat out last season as a redshirt. Pratt came in fourth for the Bulldogs and 13th overall at the Toledo meet. This Rookie of the Week award is the second for Pratt. Pratt was named Atlantic 10 Conference Cross Country Rookie of the Week for the first week of the season on Sept. 4. Every A-10 school has received at least one weekly honor so far this fall. Duquesne has the most with 13 total awards and Dayton is second with 11. Butler has a total of eight A-10 honors.


Sleep on it and prevent weight gain Almost all students go through a health fad at some point in their collegiate tenure. I’ve been an active gym rat since my junior year of high school, and I’ve tried too many fitness fads to count. I pitched the idea of health tips in The Collegian, which snowballed into this health column. The column’s goal is simple: explore interesting health facts college students can apply to their everyday lives. With midterms around the corner, the subject of sleep, or lack thereof, seems an appropriate topic for the first Collegian health


column. SLEEP ON IT Sleeping more to lose weight may sound too good to be true, but recent studies from the University

of Chicago and Stanford University support the notion that beauty sleep can help you stay slim. Researchers examined the effects of sleep deprivation in relation to hormone levels and found that two hormones in particular—leptin and ghrelin— affect your appetite when you’re tired. The hormones work as a tagteam to control appetite. When you’re hungry the body sends ghrelin to the brain saying it’s time to chow down. Conversely, leptin is the hormone that says you’re full. Researchers found that patients

who got less than six hours of sleep a night had increased levels of ghrelin and decreased levels of leptin. Remember that all-nighter hangover where you just couldn’t stop eating the next day? It was probably because your leptin and ghrelin were unbalanced. Combine enough of these late -night Taco Bell runs, and you may look down to see the freshman 15 staring right back at you. But the snooze news doesn’t stop there. The sleep data that researchers uncovered is twofold: the quality of sleep is just as important as how much shuteye

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you’re getting every night. Patients who were unable to get a good night’s sleep, like those with sleep apnea, still had unequal levels of ghrelin and leptin the next day, even though they were sleeping eight hours a night. Bottom line: eight hours of deep sleep, not an afternoon catnap, is needed to sleep the flab off.




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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s...the librarian? GERRALD VAZQUEZ GVAZQUEZ@BUTLER.EDU STAFF REPORTER

Comparing Butler University librarians to Clark Kent may seem like a ludicrous analogy. After all, librarians are commonly thought to simply stand around, sort books and read all day. Upon closer inspection, however, Butler University librarians prove to have a capacity for learning, teaching and assisting in research that straddles the line of being superhuman. While they may not don capes and fight injustice, the librarians do many jobs beyond the basic stereotypes. “We don’t just sit here and put books on shelves or wait for people to ask us where the encyclopedias are,” said Josh Petrusa, associate dean and head of technical services. “I have to negotiate licenses, look at legal terms, navigate copyright and interpret U.S. copyright law for faculty.” Butler librarians wear many hats. They serve as tools for student and faculty reference that also work with legal business matters and catalog books in the library. In addition, they serve as teachers who work with students to help them do research and collect accurate information efficiently in both the physical and digital realms. As the library is becoming more and more digitized, librarians are working harder to integrate newer research techniques, specifically for online sources. “We’re getting to that point where access is more important than having something on a shelf,” said librarian Sally Neal, associate dean and head of public services. “You may be doing all of your research online, but you still need to be a good searcher,” she said. “You still need to be able to evaluate the information you’re looking at, and you need to be in the right databases.” Neal said Butler librarians obtained faculty status three years ago and hold a “liaison-librarian relationship” with colleges. Individual librarians are assigned to work with

“We don’t just sit here and put books on shelves or wait for people to ask us where the encyclopedias are.” JOSH PETRUSA ASSOCIATE DEAN AND HEAD OF TECHNICAL SERVICES particular departments or colleges to assist with finding course-specific materials, offer in-class instruction and support faculty and students with research. Senior Kate Langdon, who works as the supervisor of Irwin’s circulation department, said the librarians’ positions as liaisons create a sense of intimacy with students in their particular colleges. Students can seek help from these specialized librarians within their majors and forge relationships. Many larger institutions cannot acheive this same level of student-faculty contact. “I think it makes the librarians special,” Langdon said. “I wish that more Butler students knew about the librarians’ specialization in specific departments and colleges and knew to take advantage of it, because they really are super helpful. They can take research time and cut it in half.” Such helpfulness with research isn’t exactly catching a freefalling plane, but for many students, it’s enough to save the day. Though Butler is a smaller institution, its librarians do their utmost to provide assistance with the resources available. In this sense, Butler librarians are Renaissance men and women with their information literacy. “We’re small,” said Sheridan Stormes, performing and fine arts librarian. “Butler has to do the most it possibly can with the resources it has because our resources are limited, and we know that. We kind of try to be all things to all people.”

Irwin Library is a common place for students to gather to work on group projects and ask for research help from the librarians.

Librarian Josh Petrusa helps decipher copyright law for faculty in addition to handling books for the university.

Sheridan Stormes, performing and fine arts librarian, works in her office in Irwin Library.




BSO paints vividly in Debussy Celebration concert

Butler Symphony Orchestra Director Richard Auldon Clark led the orchestra in its first concert of the year on Sunday. The concert featured works of Claude Debussy, Charles Ives and Ralph Vaughan Williams. KEVIN VOGEL


Clowes Memorial Hall was filled with the musical colors of Claude Debussy Sunday. They were heard as though through translucent clouds in the impressionist style that is synonymous with the name of this influential French composer. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Debussy’s birth. The Butler Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Richard Auldon Clark, presented a concert of Debussy’s orchestral music as part of the Jordan College of the Arts’ Debussy Celebration. Clark opened the program with a work from American Charles Ives, his “Variations on America,” the only piece from the colonies on the concert. Almost immediately, the strengths and shortcomings of the orchestra were made clear. The brilliant bitonal colors of the piece were abundantly present, and the orchestra came across as a wellbalanced instrument.

The individual lines cut through the texture when appropriate, and the full orchestral sound was powerful. In particular, the strings and percussion came across well in this performance. The winds performed admirably, but often solo lines were not cleanly passed between sections. Minor problems with intonation aside, the orchestra was marred by perhaps the most common and unfortunate shortcoming of student orchestras—lack of internal musical phrasing. This would become more apparent as the first half of the concert went on. The second piece on the program was one of Debussy’s best-known orchestral pieces, “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.” The piece is inspired by Stéphane Mallarmé’s poem ”L’Après-midi d’un Faune” and afforded the first opportunity for BSO to show its presentation of Debussy’s music. The opening flute solo was sublime and sensitive. The rest of the wind section quickly recovered

from a bad opening attack, and the solo flute and oboe lines again came across simply and passionately. The strings were lush and communicated well, especially with regard to phrase endings. The endings were a bit too abrupt in Clark’s interpretation, but the orchestra played them consistently. Overall though, the subtle growths and falls of the phrases were unsatisfyingly plain. The orchestra would have been much more convincing if these lines had always been played with direction. Tenor Thomas Studebaker joined the BSO in a performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “On Wenlock Edge” before intermission. Studebaker appears to be everywhere this semester, singing with the Butler Wind Ensemble in September. The orchestra, especially the string section, should be commended on its communication with Studebaker, but this piece was underwhelming. Studebaker sang with a limited dynamic range, which tempered


Students to walk for HOPE

the impact of the English songs. Granted, he did not use a microphone and had to constantly be heard over the orchestra. The acoustics of Clowes are also not the best for large ensembles with solo singers. Clark’s interpretation was well heeded by the orchestra, which played with a passion unmatched by Studebaker. Clark’s long pauses, though, seemed unnatural. After intermission, the BSO was a completely different orchestra. Debussy’s “Nocturnes” was very engaging, and the orchestra had something to say. The internal phrases were much more developed, which made listening more satisfying. The winds, in particular, came across well in this piece. Clark and the orchestra did not present the last movement of the “Nocturnes,” which was extremely disappointing considering how well the musicians played the first two. Debussy’s “Iberia: Images for Orchestra, No. 2” concluded the

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program. Again, the phrases were more developed. Each section of the orchestra played well. The strings sang out, the flute and winds played with humor and passion and the percussion was accurate and wellbalanced. Slight disagreements about tempo in a few spots did not detract from the conveyance of the piece. Overall, the orchestra appeared stronger than perhaps at any other concert in the past three years, with the notable exception of Gustav Mahler’s third symphony in February. The players’ command of Debussy’s color palette was incredible, and they handled the contrapuntal texture of the music with ease. While not perfect, the BSO is a great artistic organization on campus. And with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra locked out downtown, the BSO could drastically improve its reputation in central Indiana this semester.




Lambda Kappa Sigma is hosting its first annual Hope waLKS on Saturday morning to benefit its national philanthropy, Project HOPE. Hope waLKS is a 5-kilometer walk around campus, and all proceeds go to Project HOPE. “HOPE” is an acronym that stands for “Health Opportunities for People Everywhere.” Project HOPE is a nonprofit organization that provides access of healthcare, medical supplies and immunizations to third-world countries that otherwise can’t afford them. “Because Lambda Kappa Sigma is a professional pharmacy sorority, healthcare is very important to us,” said Emily Christenberry, the president of the Butler University chapter of Lambda Kappa Sigma. “This is a way for our chapter to give back to this cause.” Taryn Kellams, the Lambda Kappa Sigma member heading the fundraiser, said that the event will be fairly short, with only a basic sign-in, a brief announcement on what Project HOPE is all about and the actual walking. Brittany Schaefer, a member of Lambda Kappa Sigma planning on participating in the event, encourages everyone to come. “It’s a 5k walk, so around 45 minutes of walking, which isn’t that bad,” she said. “It’s a small time commitment to support a good cause on a Saturday morning.” Other Lambda Kappa Sigma chapters around the country have done walks before to fundraise for Project HOPE. Christenberry said the Butler chapter had an easy time following in the footsteps of the other chapters and using their help and ideas to bring a walk to Butler. “A lot of people at Butler get

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Filmmaker Bill Brummel will be in Indianapolis for the Heartland Film Festival.

Film festival opens this month MARIA LEICHTY


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Students sell tickets to Hope WaLKS in Starbucks. From left to right: Germaine Williams, Sierra Wilson and Nicole Coglianese. tired of shirt sales and things like that, and by seeing a large group of people walking on campus with the same T-shirt on, the walk itself is a way to promote awareness for Project HOPE on campus,” she said. Anyone who wishes to participate can sign up at a table outside of Starbucks today from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $15, and the price includes a T-shirt. Registration will also be

available the morning of the event, on Oct. 6 at 8 a.m. on the Atherton Union steps. People who are not available on Saturday but who still want to support Project HOPE can do so online at The fundraising page through the Lambda Kappa Sigma website shows the amount of money already raised and the overall goal. The page can be accessed at www. by clicking on “Donate to Project HOPE.”

The first Heartland Film Festival was held in Indianapolis in 1992, and the city has hosted the 10-day event every October since. From Oct. 18 to Oct. 27, Heartland Truly Moving Pictures will show independent, international films at various theaters, including the AMC Castleton Square 14 and the AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 theaters. Heartland Film Festival chose its name because Indianapolis is in the heartland of America, said Louise Henderson, vice president of operations for Heartland Truly Moving Pictures. “We are trying to say that the film industries on the East and West coast have their place, but there is a whole huge ‘fly-over’ part of the country that also wants to see good, quality films that have something to say,” she said. This year, people from all around the world submitted 1,240 films in three categories—documentary, narrative and short. Of these, 118 films were chosen. “The festival has always been all about films that inspire, educate and engage you,” Henderson said. “These are the kind of movies that stick with you, as opposed to the

romantic comedy that was fun but didn’t really stick.” In addition to the screenings, Heartland Truly Moving Pictures flies certain filmmakers into Indianapolis from all over the world. One filmmaker, Bill Brummel, is flying in from Los Angeles for his film “Erasing Hate,”which deals with a skinhead’s story of transformation and redemption. Brummel said he likes the Heartland Film Festival because it treats the filmmakers with respect, which is not done at every festival. “They are willing to bend over backwards to make it a good experience for us,” Brummel said. Another filmmaker, Kip Pastor, said Indianapolis is a perfect place to show his documentary “In Organic We Trust” because of Indy’s agricultural presence and emphasis on urban ecology. The festival presents awards, the highest of which is $100,000, to the best narrative feature. It is also a qualifying festival in the Short Films category for the Academy Awards. Tickets are $8 if ordered in advance or $10 at the theater. The schedule of special events and regular film screenings is available online at www.




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Irwin library is one of many Butler facilities closed to students at night, even though the lights stay on all evening long.

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Students’ schedules demand extended curfew OUR POINT THIS WEEK: Butler University should keep facilities open later to better accommodate student life. | 29-1-5

Butler University’s buildings and facilities are notorious for having their doors locked early. Students looking for a place to exercise, study, or hang out on campus past 10:30 or 11 p.m. will be hard-pressed to find a place outside student housing to suit their needs. While appropriate for a suburban town, this curfew does not realistically fit the average student’s lifestyle. Butler students spend most of their weekdays in classes. Then students participate in extracurricular activities for a majority of the early evenings. This leaves them solely with the evening to complete all of their studies, exercise, or eat at times that better fit their schedule. Most academic buildings close around 10 p.m., and if Butler University Police Department has its way, these buildings—Jordan Hall, Gallahue Hall, Lilly Hall and

the Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building—will close at 9 p.m. Although this early curfew prevents trespassers from entering buildings, it barricades students from utilizing the study spaces available in these buildings. For a university that touts its academic credentials as much as Butler, the lack of much-needed access to Butler’s study rooms is ironic. Also, the early closing times of the HRC and dining halls ignore students’ hectic lifestyles. Many students simply do not have the time during the daylight and early evening to exercise and eat within the allotted time periods. The curfew not only fails to acknowledge student schedules, it also doesn’t make sense ecologically. Despite being closed down, all these inaccessible buildings still leave a good portion of

their lights on. This complete waste of energy is inexcusable since no one can access the buildings or rooms. If Butler is going to expend the energy to leave these buildings’ lights running, then the buildings might as well remain open so the students can utilize them. Some might argue that this would require an increased workforce to maintain the facilities, making the extended curfew not worth the effort. However, some students already work late night shifts at the front desks for all the residence halls and apartment complexes on campus. Also, as mentioned earlier, many students already stay awake late—so an evening shift isn’t too much of a stretch. Considering the current faltering job climate, plenty of people off-campus would likely be willing to work these

shifts for a wage. These staffers could work “front desk” positions at each of these buildings and make sure no one abuses the privilege of using the buildings late at night. A sizable workforce is available to staff these typically undesirable graveyard shifts. Basically, Butler needs to find ways to extend the amount of time before curfew begins instead of seeking to further clamp down on students’ ability to move around campus at night. Students do not only consider this campus a school, they also embrace it as their home. And students deserve to be able to fully utilize the buildings their tuition goes toward. Administrators and public safety officials should realize this and allow students to access all parts of their home as needed and without such tight restrictions.

Vote based on your conscience, not on electability A vote is a belief statement and everyone should treat it as such. Community members should vote with their consciences in this election, and nothing more. If that means voting third party—or not at all—students, faculty and staff should do so. Voting is a symbolic act. In a nation of nearly 320 million people, individual votes may not carry much weight. However, citizens should use their votes not only to help the best candidate win but to make a statement about their beliefs. Many people who decided to vote for one of the two main-party candidates do not like either one. Seeing what the vote would look like if no one compromised his or her beliefs in the voting booth would be incredibly interesting. One reason for this is the Electoral College. In short, the Electoral College can move against the popular vote or, at the very least, cheapen elections


down to the coveted swing states. Some states poll at a large margin one way or the other. Indiana has a high chance of “going red,” and its electoral representatives will likely vote for Mitt Romney. This makes Indiana a decided vote, so the candidates are unlikely to make stops here. Scott Swanson, associate professor of history, said neither of the two major candidates represents his bases anymore. Many Democrats disagree with President Barack Obama, and many Republicans seemed to despise Romney just a few months ago, Swanson said. “There is no easy answer” to the Electoral College and big-tent party problems, Swanson said.

One possible solution is that voters could demonstrate their frustration with the system by voting for other candidates. But even bigger problems than lack of representation of public opinion could arise. “Democracy requires an informed electorate,” Swanson said. “I’m not sure we have one. I’m not sure we have an electorate anymore.” In the 2008 election, nearly 57 percent of the voting population went to the ballot box. This percentage was the highest in recent history. In 2010, less than 38 percent of elligable voters voted. But as Swanson said, the populace does not appear very informed on some issues here. Candidates rarely have to explain their catchphrases. Neither candidate really bothers to explain how he’ll fulfill all his promises. Romney, on one hand, claims he’ll cut government costs while improving homeland security and domestic funding. He also said that he’ll slash safety net plans to a criminally low level—and his Ayn Rand fan

vice president nominee, Paul Ryan, polishes that image. Obama, on the other hand, promises to keep the middle class strong through sustaining those programs. However, he extended the “Bush-era tax cuts” that keep taxes lower for the upper class. He handed out a several -hundred billion-dollar bailout to Wall Street and the auto industry and allowed the same companies to continue bleeding workers. Voting for a third party candidate or not voting as a protest might have some appeal over voting for one of the two main-party candidates. However, analysts frequently attribute laziness and apathy to non-voters. Voting third party makes a clear statement about being frustrated with the current system. One could call voting with one’s conscience on Election Day idealism. What is horrific about a vote tally that represents the nation’s ideals? Contact columnist Jeremy Algate at



New online radio should incorporate student ideas The faculty crafting Butler’s new radio station should involve students.

Good Luck, Prospective Students Comic by Audrey Meyer

Confront your privilege, Butler Students need to consider how their actions offend others and affect campus. Kappa Alpha Theta sorority’s Viva La CASA philanthropy event on Sept. 22 raised money for a worthy cause, Court Appointed Special Advocates. However, the event also raised several eyebrows as stereotypes of Latin American culture took the stage during one of the lip syncs. Butler University often talks about promoting diversity, but little discussion about confronting white privilege takes place. This is a detriment to the Butler community. One lip sync performance at Viva La CASA highlighted this issue. Members of Delta Tau Delta fraternity piled out of the back of a van bearing landscaping tools and “jumping the border” during their dance routine. This reveals an alarming lack of sensitivity. If people of Latino descent felt offended by the performances, they likely did not have the opportunity to express their concerns. Some pin this issue back onto offended persons. If they felt disgusted or annoyed by the performance, they could have left. The problem is that they have been told this their whole lives. If you’re offended, simply flip off the TV, leave the conversation


or educate the offender in a “nice way.” This reply essentially cuts the offended and oppressed out of the discussion, negating any chance for change on an individual or societal level. This can be seen in how administrative officials had not heard about the inappropriate performance approximately two weeks afterward. “Honestly, this is the first I’ve heard about (these performances),” Becky Druetzler, director of greek life, said. Not only does this reduction of other cultures harm the oppressed, it also prevents the privileged from being fully educated. Those who resorted to misconstrued tropes about Latin American culture missed out on the opportunity to examine and better understand another lifestyle. There is so much more to Latin America, including holidays, revolutions, unique dances and rich history. The lack of time spent delving into all of these potential topics to develop a unique, arresting performance emphasizes a laziness and insensitivity from Butler

students when discussing other cultures. This performance also unfairly placed Kappa Alpha Theta in an unforeseen volatile situation since the coach for the Delta Tau Delta lip syncs did not know they planned to do this. Viva La CASA was supposed to be a philanthropy event, and more oversight should have happened to avoid this situation. On Oct. 2nd, Delta Tau Delta issued an apology for their actions. Still, touting values of acceptance in public does not always equate to the community acting in an appropriate way. Having a myriad of diversity groups does not mean Butler is culturally aware. Living in a predominantly white school does not allow white students the right to disrespect other cultures without consequence. All organizations on campus need to commit to examining and overcoming both discrimination against oppressed groups and the privilege of non-oppressed groups. This extends beyond one isolated incident. For instance, a derogatory, threatening anti-black statement and a swastika are currently etched into a Campus-Club men’s restroom stall. Until students start confronting how they degrade others, that message in the C-Club stall will speak louder than any quip about becoming a more diverse campus. Contact opinion editor Reid Bruner at

Butler University will witness the return of a radio station to campus. However, students will not be tuning into their car radios to listen because this radio station will be online. College of Communication faculty members are working on licensing music to play and setting up the station through Butler’s Information Technology department. Mark Harris, technical services coordinator for CCOM, said that the year-and-a-half-long process should be finished by spring semester. While the prospect of the online radio station opens the door for many possibilities, the faculty members behind the station are making a vital mistake. They are not including or informing the student body, especially students who could benefit from being involved in the process. Harris said that the station will play a variety of music, including pieces from Jordan College of the Arts, recording industry studies students and many popular artists. He also said that the station will be open to music suggestions from students. The station will start off small but will eventually give students opportunities to be commentators for Butler sporting events, broadcast campus news and promote student musicians and performers. While these ideas have real potential to benefit the university, students ought to be involved in the creation process. Digital media production majors, recording industry studies majors, journalism majors, and students working in IT could learn so much from setting up the station. Such an experience would give students skills that could help them in the professional world. And the radio station would benefit overall if the faculty


designing the station gathered input from the student body. Student input on what sorts of music is played and what kinds of programs run on the station would be invaluable. Also, students may offer a fresh perspective about the technology and setup of the radio. “It’s the professors putting it together, and it’s disappointing that students aren’t being involved,” said Elissa Chapin, a junior recording industry studies major. “There aren’t a lot of opportunities for recording industry studies students on this campus, and the ones that are out there aren’t presented to students very well. The station has so much potential, and yet the professors designing it aren’t telling their students about it. These CCOM professors should be heavily advertising the station. They need to get students involved and build up excitement for the station so that when it becomes active students will utilize the opportunity opened to them. “I wish they would incorporate students in getting this started,” said recording industry studies major Ryan Hallquist. “I would hope to be involved in some aspect. It would look great to say I’ve had experience working with a station like that.” Students already have the drive and willingness to participate in this radio station, professors working on it just need to inform them. The professors and faculty behind the online station need to make a serious effort to reach out to students and get them involved with the project, and it should happen soon. Contact asst. opinion editor Donald Perin at

Butler’s custodians deserve increased wages, benefits As renovations happen on campus, worker contracts should be reworked. With all of the talk about the ongoing and upcoming Hinkle Fieldhouse renovations, Butler University is forgetting about the behind-the-scenes workers. The Hinkle Campaign’s goal is to raise $16 million in order to fully restore the 84-year-old fieldhouse. That’s a lot of money, but it isn’t the most important number in this project. Five is the number of custodians


that clean and maintain Hinkle Fieldhouse. The amount of work these custodians have is extraordinary. Surely these workers deserve a bigger slice of the pie, especially since there are so few of them to complete their job. With modern facilities popping

up around campus, keeping Hinkle looking brand new is certainly important, but it shouldn’t happen if our workers don’t receive fair pay. I don’t consider Butler to be a second-tier school. So Butler can surely afford to pay a few more dollars to those who work behind the scenes, especially since the renovation costs less than those at other schools. According to the Indiana Business Journal, Indiana University’s renovation of Assembly Hall would cost approximately $200 million. Purdue Univeristy’s basketball facility, Mackey Arena, had a renovation that cost about $275 million dollars, according to

Purdue’s website. So Hinkle’s renovation is comparatively cheaper than other projects. Renovating Hinkle would be pointless if custodians can’t keep the inside beautiful. No purpose exists to renovate the outside of Hinkle if the staff is underpaid. There has to be a way that Butler can rework their budget so these workers can receive better pay. Although the number of custodians this academic year is down from last year, Vicky Devine, lead general services assistant, hasn’t seen an increase in her workload. “Five is the perfect number to

clean Hinkle,” Devine said. The janitors already work incredibly hard to keep all of our athletic facilities in top shape. These workers also perform their difficult, unseen jobs with a positive, infectious attitude. And next year, they will be expected to maintain the entire annex where the tennis team practices. As campus expands and workers’ responsibilities grow, Butler can spare a few extra dollars to reward the staff who work so hard to maintain Butler. Contact columnist Rhyan Henson at


“C-Club. Sometimes my schedule doesn’t permit me to eat during the day.” Ricardio Dyer Sophomore Dance

If you could leave any building on campus open later, what would it be? “Atherton because it has more options.”

Haley Rickard Freshman Exploratory business

“C-club. It would be nice to open a place where we could get snacks later.” Jordan Hall Senior History/Poltical science

“The bookstore should be open so Atherton isn’t blocked.” Alessandra Rabellino Sophomore Psychology/ Marketing

Photos by Jaclyn McConnell and Rafael Porto

BELOW: The bulldog statue in Atherton Union was donated to the university by the class of 1996. RIGHT: The fountain, which sits in front of the Holcomb Memorial Carillion, collects fallen leaves at the change of the seasons.

legacies left behind Butler University senior classes have upheld the long-standing tradition of campus gifts.

Photos by Heather Iwinski

LEFT: Located at the corner of Lake Road and Sunset Avenue, the four-sided presidential clock was a gift from the class of 2007. ABOVE: Given by the class of 2003, the limestone statue and brick promenade features a quote by Arthur Frantzreb. A World War II US Army veteran, Frantzreb authored a book titled “Not on This Board You Don’t” and an earned a degree in business administration from Butler.


estimates and the actual enrollment contribute in part to the remaining deficit in the tuition revenue category. EXTRA FRESHMEN BRING IN EXTRA COSTS Though a record-size freshman class did bring the room revenue up to $375,000 and the capacity up to 98 percent, it also increased costs for the university. The larger freshman class cost the university an additional $345,000 in operating expenses. The costs include additional instructional support, student services, residence halls operations, information resources and extra

housekeeping and supply costs. PA PROGRAM ADDS COSTS Over the summer, the physician assistant program proposed increasing its number of student openings from 50 to 60. This increase required a new non-tenure faculty member, whose salary and benefits will cost the university an additional $105,000. Arick said he estimates that the university will bring in an additional $300,000 next year from this venture alone. ATLANTIC 10 SWITCH The university expects to see an increase in ticket, concession and sponsorship sales because of the switch to the A-10. The estimated increases would not balance out the added costs of travel this year. Arick estimated that the athletic operating expenses would increase to $800,000, leaving the university with a nearly $600,000 price tag

for the conference switch. The athletics department has decided to pick up the $300,000 membership for joining the A-10. Butler will pay $400,000 over the next four years through 2016-17. CAPITAL EXPENDITURES Unexpected costs in capital improvements added up to a $795,000 price tag for the university. The university paid $150,000 in improvements for the freshman class, including the purchase of extra residence hall furniture, classroom chairs and Atherton soft space. When university officials decided to fix the entrance to Jordan Hall, they were hit with a $480,000 estimation. What started out as a cosmetic fix to the academic building is now a project that could fix the physical integrity of the structure. “It’s an expensive fix,” Danko said. “But

it’s going to be beautiful when it’s done.” Other capital expenditures include parking garage consulting, the hot water system in Atherton, a recital hall ceiling, a chilled water leak and other projects. MOVING FORWARD While there are funds to cover this year’s deficit, Danko said everyone needs to take precautions with budgets. There was discussion about whether the 2.5 percent raise pool would be released to faculty members this year as planned. The salary raises that are due will still go on after considering the timing of the events. “It’s manageable, but it’s going to make some things tough,” Danko said. It is not yet clear how this could impact next year’s budget, but Danko said there is still plenty of time to see what will happen between now and then. “I couldn’t possibly tell you what the implications are at the moment,” Danko said.

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