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Tonight: Team looks to upset IU
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Butler University President Jim Danko’s inauguration will be Nov. 12.
Danko on inauguration: ‘It isn’t about me’ With the event on his heels, Danko looks to students for opinions. ANDRÉ SMITH
AMSMITH5@BUTLER.EDU ASST. NEWS EDITOR
Butler University President Jim Danko said he wants his inauguration to usher in a new era for the university and its students. Danko spoke to students at the Student Government Association meeting on Oct. 5 about his vision. “I want to know how students want the university to be in 2020 or 2030,” Danko said, prompting students to speak their minds about what they want from the event. Many students said they want the administration to focus more on academics in this new time in Butler’s history. “I think Butler has good academics already, but I want to see Danko take it to the next level,” senior chemistry major Eric Shoemaker said. “I think that would make Butler more prestigious.” Junior English writing major Andrew Erlandson agreed with Shoemaker’s sentiment. “I was at the SGA meeting when Danko talked, and I liked his idea of getting national recognition for academics for Butler,” Erlandson said. “I think now we are pigeon holed in basketball being our thing, but if we can expand in terms of academics, that would be great.” Junior history and anthropology major Megan Cullen said she thought diversity could help Butler. “In this new era I would hope the focus would be more diversity, academicwise and within Butler in students,” Cullen said. “I would want to see more institutions and classes just to bring more options on campus.” Others said they want Danko to focus on preparing students for life after college.
“I want him to make sure students come ﬁrst,” freshman pre-physician assistant major Emma Sprague said. “I think he and the faculty should do all they can to prepare us for the next stage after college.” Some students said they like the path the university is on and do not want many changes. “I actually like the direction [Butler is] headed in now,” sophomore engineering major Caitlin Wunderlin said. “If President Danko wants to take us in a new era, I think he should keep Butler like it is now and keep the university small and like a community. That’s one of the reasons why I came here.” Danko said students’ opinions would be considered. “The inauguration is not about me,” Danko said. “It is about the university. I want students to know that their opinions matter, so I want the students to let me know what they want to see from me.” Other members of the inauguration committee said they hope that the efforts are apparent to students during the event. “I think Danko is doing an excellent job of listening to everyone, and I hope the student body recognizes that,” said Gary Butkus, inauguration committee chair. Students can participate in the inauguration by attending the robing ceremony in the Johnson Board Room in Robertson Hall at 9 a.m. Nov. 12. At the ceremony, students will robe Danko in academic regalia, ofﬁcially welcoming him to the university. From there, students will escort Danko to the Installation Ceremony at Clowes Memorial Hall at 10 a.m. “[The committee] wanted to incorporate something that was very student focused,” Butkus said. “This event is very signiﬁcant because students will be bringing Danko as president into the university.”
The Butler men’s soccer team will take the pitch tonight at 7 p.m. in perhaps its most anticipated matchup of the season. The Indiana Hoosiers, ranked 18th nationally, visit the Butler Bowl in the midst of a three-game losing streak. The Hoosiers lead the all-time series with Butler 19-3-1, but the Bulldogs took two of the last three matchups, including a 4-1 victory in Bloomington last season. Butler sophomore Austin Oldham will try to add to his team-leading total of ﬁve goals on the season against a tough Hoosier defense led by sophomore Jamie Vollmer, who transferred from
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Butler after last season. Hoosier senior midﬁelder Alec Purdie, who leads the team with six goals, will face off against Butler goalies freshman Andy Holte and sophomore Jon Dawson. Butler’s Achilles’ heel has been the ﬁrst half, in which it has been outscored 13-4 this season. An explosive Indiana offense will test the Bulldogs early and often. This will be the Hoosiers’ ﬁrst trip to the Butler Bowl since 2008, a 2-0 Hoosier victory that saw Daniel Kelly score 11 seconds into the match.
COPHS adjusts to changing job market Administrators look to make students more qualiﬁed
OLIVIA INGLE OINGLE@BUTLER.EDU
ONLINE MANAGING EDITOR
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is shifting its efforts to make pharmacy and physician assistant students more qualiﬁed for their rotations. A new position—associate dean of clinical education and external afﬁliation—was created this past summer in order to foster relationships with preceptors in and beyond the Indianapolis community. A preceptor is a professional who a sixthyear pharmacy student or a ﬁfth-year physician assistant student shadows in order to
gain real-world experience and training. Julia Koehler, the faculty member promoted to the new position, said the associate dean position wasn’t created because of a lack of preceptors but because of challenges encountered when matching students with preceptors. “We do have a sound preceptor base,” Koehler said. “We have done a really good job in this college of identifying preceptors, of identifying quality preceptors and quality sites who are willing to work with our students. I think our relationships with those external sites are really good
The people who are advising our students have to give some of their time too. MARY ANDRITZ DEAN, COPHS at this point, and part of my job is maintaining those sites.” COPHS Dean Mary Andritz said Koehler’s new position is outward-facing. “It’s her job to be in close
communication for all of these partners to see how we can best prepare our students prior to their last year so that it’s worthwhile for facilities to take Butler students,” Andritz said. Koehler said only 25 percent of ﬁnal-year pharmacy rotations are precepted by Butler’s own faculty. The remaining 75 percent are preceptor volunteers who are considered Butler adjunct faculty. Andritz said she’s had preceptors turn down opportunities because hospitals, doctor’s ofﬁces see preceptors page 12
Cross-listing leaves students feeling frustrated KATIE YOUNGEN KYOUNGEN@BUTLER.EDU
Students may now be shopping for spring classes, but it won’t be until next semester that some realize their classmates may be better or worse prepared than they are. Certain classes are crosslisted, or listed twice in the Butler University course catalog. The course may be listed under two different subjects or two different call numbers. This means that for nonmajor students, a class may have a different level
than it has for majors— for example, a 200-level course for non-majors may be listed as a 300-level for majors—raising concerns that course loads may be too challenging for non-majors or not challenging enough for majors. The core curriculum committee is looking into how the university handles such courses. Thomas Dolan, biology professor and chair of the committee, said at the Oct. 4 Faculty Senate meeting. Dolan said approximately half a dozen cross-listed classes have been identiﬁed
so far. “The issue is making sure that the course levels really represent the discrepancies,” Dolan said. “Asking, for example, ‘Does this course carry appropriate level of rigor for 300-level course?’” Junior English literature major Emelia Abbe said she has taken classes in the English department crosslisted as text and ideas classes. “I think [cross-listed classes] can sometimes be a little frustrating for people who aren’t in that particular program,” Abbe said. “[The frustration] has to do with
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having to be more meticulous in the way you write and present your arguments because a lot of majors who aren’t in that ﬁeld don’t have to be so meticulous.” Junior English major Hannah Stiller currently is enrolled in two cross-listed classes. “I have to spend much more time going over the information [in these classes] in order to get what I feel is a good grade,” Stiller said. “Even with as much time I spend going over the information, I do not always see cross-listings page 2
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Housekeeping staff stays busy with residence hall upkeep AARON KELPIN
AKELPIN@BUTLER.EDU STAFF WRITER
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Students wanting to study in Jordan Hall said they have been struggling to ﬁnd space in classrooms. To reserve rooms, students must ﬁll out the proper forms.
Jordan Hall study space in short supply KYLER NAYLOR KNAYLOR@BUTLER.EDU
Classrooms in Jordan Hall are used extensively for both personal and group studying after hours, but most classroom doors are locked on Friday night and not unlocked until Monday morning, making ﬁnding space to study difﬁcult for the weekend scholar and student. Sophomore economics and management information systems major Brooke Robinson said she encountered this problem last weekend. “My business group and I needed a place to practice our PowerPoint presentation, but the only rooms unlocked in Jordan were occupied,” she said. “This was very stressful to me. That presentation is a big deal. My group and I will be giving it to a funding board made up of Butler staff to ask for money to start a business.” Robinson said she called the Butler University Police Department to see if an ofﬁcer could unlock a door for her study group but was told it was against policy to unlock an unreserved room. To reserve classrooms for social events, meetings or group studying, the ofﬁce of conferences and special events requires a blue form to be ﬁlled out with the proper signatures. In the case of classrooms in Jordan Hall on Sunday evening, it’s ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served. “We do not allow mediated
classrooms to remain unlocked at night when not in use due to past incidents of theft,” Hunter said in an email. “Our procedure on mediated classrooms only deviates during ﬁnals to allow for additional study space.” Hunter said his staff does not routinely unlock classrooms because keys are issued to faculty and staff based on what division they work in within the university. “Typically during the business hours of the university, classrooms remain unlocked for various uses,” Hunter said. Each evening janitorial staff lock all classroom doors after cleaning the rooms. During weekends, unlocked rooms are harder to ﬁnd. Hunter said he is happy to make special arrangements and acknowledged that sometimes mistakes happen but said he tries to respect students. “If we are locking doors and someone is studying, we will come back later to lock that classroom,” he said. “We try to honor that if it’s a combination of an outside event or a study group.” The danger of classrooms being unlocked overnight appears to be their increased susceptibility to theft, despite more accessibility for students. “We make special arrangements, but our procedures have been the same,” Hunter said. “If a classroom is empty, we lock it. We don’t want anything to get stolen.”
The daily cleaning of every dormitory bathroom is only one responsibility of Butler University’s housekeeping staff. Richard Hamm, director of building services, works closely with his supervisors, Augusto Acosta and Jenny Roell, to try to keep the residence halls as clean and sanitary as possible. Acosta supervises Ross Hall, Residential College and the Apartment Village, and Roell is supervisor for Schwitzer Hall and University Terrace. Hamm said there are typically 16 staff members working each day during the week who are responsible for cleaning the public bathrooms of the residence halls daily, as well as performing weekly sanitary procedures for things like doorknobs, handrails and other frequently touched surfaces throughout the buildings. Water is considered housekeeping’s biggest problem because even after standing water is cleaned up, it can often cause mold, mildew or electrical issues in places unseen, Acosta said. “Water is our biggest enemy,” Hamm said. “Communication is our biggest friend.” Hamm said that this is one reason that communication is so important because reporting these sorts of incidents immediately can help reduce the likelihood of a situation worsening. Hamm said the main thing that residents can do to help housekeeping address issues promptly and appropriately is to make sure they communicate with their resident assistant when they see problem areas. Even with the staff’s effort, some students said they think the bathrooms could still be cleaner. Renee Mommaerts, a freshman psychology and pre-med major, said
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achieve the grades I deem as acceptable.” Butler’s core curriculum is the basic set of classes that all students must take regardless of major. According to the Butler University Bulletin, the core curriculum is “a set of academic requirements embodying our deﬁnition of what it means to be a liberally-educated person.” In order to fulﬁll the core curriculum, students must take at least one class in each of the ﬁve divisions that does not include their major. “Departments are expected to
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Though students complain about dirty bathrooms, cleaning shower drains such as this one in Ross Hall is only one responsibility of the university housekeeping staff. that the showers always seem very dirty. “There are hairballs everywhere,” she said. Phil Dwyer, a freshman computer science major, said he heard of an incident when someone put a trash can in one of Ross Hall’s showers and another incident involving someone vomiting in the shower area. “Monday mornings are rough,” Hamm said. When breakouts are reported, such as the H1N1 virus two years ago, these procedures are performed more frequently to minimize the spread of infection. Acosta said that the products housekeeping uses to clean and sanitize are designed to be cleaner and safer, using completely green products excluding when it does deep cleaning over the summer. During extended breaks, such as the upcoming fall break, scheduled maintenances are done as needed. The summer is spent prepping the dorms for Welcome Week, and winter break is designated for more time-consuming projects, like carpet cleaning and stripping and waxing of ﬂoors. While staff focuses on common
areas, the main issue of the housekeeping staff is recycling and waste removal. Butler received a $25,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management in 2007. Hamm said that this allowed housekeeping to improve the quality of recycling stations and management without assuming any additional labor costs. Hamm also said that the staff handles around six pickup loads of trash for a single weekend, and the housekeeping staff is usually only about three members on weekends, when all it does is handle garbage removal. When vandalism occurs over the weekend, it normally isn’t dealt with until the following Monday. Hamm said that if something does need to be reported immediately, residents can call Butler University Police Department’s dispatcher, who is available all the time and can then contact Roell and inform her of the situation. Hamm said he is pleased with much-needed upgrades addressed in Butler’s Master Plan, such as additional dorm space and refurbishing, which will help improve housekeeping’s effectiveness.
contribute to the core,” Dolan said. “Some [departments] can do this better than others.” The cross-listing of courses, Dolan said, is meant to accommodate the limited number of resources and professors at Butler. “It’s a balancing game in making sure that courses are offered to satisfy major and core contribution requirements,” Dolan said. Cross-listing allows departments to offer classes to students who are not majors but may be interested in taking a course for core credit. The university’s eight-student minimum means that some classes might not be offered if not for cross-listing, especially in smaller departments. “It’s only a positive for students,” Dolan said. Abbe said she recognizes this. “I think [cross-listing] is a good thing because it helps you develop
as a writer,” Abbe said. However, Stiller said that some adjustments need to be made to cross-listed courses. “The professors of cross-listed classes need to be aware that their class is catering to more students than those in that major,” Stiller said. “They need to make sure that they don’t assume that all students will have background knowledge of the subject.” Dolan said that the level of the course is what is listed in the core curriculum. For students worried about potentially having problems, Dolan said that there is no need for such concerns. “There is a curriculum review process, and all questions are tended to in this process,” Dolan said. “The focus here is on taking care of students.”
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University constructs creative writing center ALY MARTINEZ
AMARTI1@BUTLER.EDU STAFF WRITER
By the end of this year, Butler University President Jim Danko will see a greater wave of people, primarily from the English department, hanging around his block. Butler purchased and is refurbishing the house across from the president’s current residence and will be introducing it to the public as the new Efroymson Center for Creative Writing. Hilene Flanzbaum, English department chair and professor, said that a $1 million grant was given to Butler’s Master of Fine Arts in the creative writing program to create a better space for the rapidly-growing MFA program and serve the needs of the department. The center will accommodate workshops, classes for both graduates and undergraduates, community events and living space for visiting writers and graduate students in the program. The purchase price was about $350,000, Flanzbaum said, and a
maintenance fund will be set up to ensure the preservation of the house and its reputation as “a permanent asset to the university.” The projected opening date is sometime toward the end of October, but the ofﬁcial opening ceremony is scheduled for early December. Lydia Johnson, a senior English major, said she is drawn to the fact that the new center will be able to hold larger and longer events such as the Visiting Writers Series that can reach more people. “As a student, any extra opportunities to speak with a published author or someone well versed in literature and writing is a gift,” Johnson said. “I’m all for it,” junior English major Eric Ellis said. Ellis said he is looking forward to the center’s multi-purpose capacity. “The house looks beautiful, and I think it’s an awesome addition to the university,” he said. “Hopefully a lot of really cool activities will be held there.” Spenser Isdahl, a recent Butler graduate, said he was a bit concerned
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The English department has renovated the house across the street from President Jim Danko’s residence to create the new Efroymson Center for Creative Writing. that the writers using this center “might be ‘out of sight, out of mind’ of the departmental administration once they have an external place to congregate.” Nonetheless, Isdahl said he does wish the creative writing center had been around when he was a
freshman. “Outside of the very few writing classes available at Butler, it can be hard to ﬁnd peers to critique one’s work, and I think the writing center will create a more conducive environment for that sort of networking,” Isdahl said.
The MFA program started four years ago and is still in its early phases. There are currently 55 students enrolled. “We had very modest expectations the ﬁrst year, but the desire for the program has come to be more than what we expected,” Flanzbaum said. Johnson said the program will help increase the popularity of Butler’s English department. “It is another way that the English department can foster the growth of writers and help them to develop their own voice,” she said. The ﬁrst class of the MFA in creative writing program graduated one year ago. Flanzbaum said she has seen conﬁdence within the English department that the new writing center will promote the continuation of the program’s success. Ellis agreed. “Butler’s MFA program is going to blossom into a very prestigious MFA program—one of national, possibly even international, merit,” Ellis said.
Student organizations approved by SGA BROOKE DEADY BDEADY@BUTLER.EDU
Two new student organizations, Urban Arts Crew and Help Heal Haiti, were ofﬁcially recognized at the Oct. 5 Student Government Association assembly meeting. But their process started long before assembly. “For a student organization to be created, it needs to be studentdriven,” said Caroline HuckWatson, PuLSE Ofﬁce Director, said. She said occasionally an organization will call and want to add a chapter on campus, but students must be the people who motion toward the application for the new organization. “The passion needs to be in the students,” she said. There are a few requirements that must be met before applying for a new organization. First, there must be at least four interested students, who will become the ofﬁcers of the organization. Also, there must be a full-time faculty or staff member as the advisor of the organization. Finally, the ofﬁcers must create a constitution for the organization. Once the constitution is created, the ofﬁcers must meet with HuckWatson to review it and go over anything that might need revising.
“The constitution should guide the group,” Huck-Watson said. After the student organization has met with the PuLSE Ofﬁce Director, they must e-mail email@example.com their constitution. The members then arrange for the interested group to make a short presentation with all of the SGA executive ofﬁcers at their weekly meeting. When a group makes their presentation to the organization, they must explain the purpose and role of the organization. After the presentation, there are three possibilities for the outcome. If SGA decides to endorse the organization, the SGA president, PuLSE Ofﬁce director, and the dean of student life must all sign the approval section of the application. “This means that the organization may begin functioning as an ofﬁcial organization and start fundraising and holding events like a true organization,” Huck-Watson said. Sometimes SGA decides to make the decision pending, which means the organization needs to make some changes or SGA is in need of more information regarding the group. The last possibility for the organization is disapproval. If this happens, the organization can motion to overturn the decision at SGA Assembly.
It normally takes a week or two for the whole process to be completed. “The process depends on how many new student organizations are trying to be endorsed at the time,” said Kelsa Reynolds, SGA vice president of operations board. “The earlier in the year students start the application process, the earlier they will be able to meet and present to the executive ofﬁcers.” The process, however, seemed quite tedious according to sophomore media, rhetoric and culture major Kate Siegfried, who is a member of the new organization Help Heal Haiti. “It took us a full semester of fairly extensive meetings to gather students who were interested in starting Help Heal Haiti, ﬁgure out how we were going to organize the organization, elect an executive board and coordinate everything logistically to start the organization,” Siegfried said. Siegfried also said when her group was ready to present the organization to SGA, the association wasn’t accepting any organizations at that time. This meant that the group had to wait out the summer to present their organization. “We were all a little disappointed at ﬁrst, but it gave us the summer to get even more prepared and organized for the coming school
year, so it’s all worked out,” she said. “I think there were points of frustration for all of us, where starting this organization seemed like an almost unattainable goal, but every member of the executive board stayed dedicated and continued to put in the necessary work.” In April, there is a re-recognition process that each organization must go through. In the fall, there is a required meeting for the presidents of each organization, and at the end of each semester, a report is required that explains what the group has been up to. There are 150 student organizations on campus. If a student wants to become involved but doesn’t quite know where to start, the PuLSE Ofﬁce can help. Huck-Watson said the PuLSE Ofﬁce has a database dedicated to the student organizations, allowing them to refer back to the different organizations when a student expresses interest. Steven Han, a sophomore pharmacy major and a founding member of the Urban Arts Crew, has advice for students interested in starting their own organization. “Prove to the administration that your group has interest from students, will last long and will contribute something to campus, and you are well on your way to starting your organization,” he
Starting this organization seemed like an almost unattainable goal, but every member of the executive board stayed dedicated. KATE SIEGFRIED HELP HEAL HAITI MEMBER said. “If you are passionate about it, then it will happen.” Reynolds said this year’s student leader involvement has become very invigorating. “Right now it is a very exciting time of the year,” Reynolds said. “We have multiple student leaders stepping up to the challenge of wanting to create a new student organization on campus. “These leaders have found other students on campus who have the passion and desire to not only make a difference on campus in the Butler community but also potentially making a difference around the world.”
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Tides ﬁnally turn for Bulldogs A three-game Horizon League win streak pulls Butler back to .500 in the conference. ZACH ERVIN
ZERVIN@BUTLER.EDU STAFF WRITER
The Butler volleyball team continued a string of good play over the weekend, capturing its second and third wins in a row. The Bulldogs (8-12, 4-4) took two Horizon League matches at home when they defeated Loyola 3-1 on Saturday before disposing of Green Bay 3-0 on Sunday. The Bulldogs got off to a quick start against the Phoenix (8-12, 4-4) from Green Bay, taking the opening set 25-21. Butler kept Green Bay at a comfortable distance throughout the set. The Phoenix were able to pull within a couple points on a few occasions but were never able to close the gap. The Bulldogs also jumped out to a big lead in the second set before Green Bay began to pressure. Facing a Phoenix set point, senior middle back Maureen Bamiro notched a kill to even the score and then gave Butler the lead two serves later with another kill. The second set would come to an end when Green Bay made an error, giving the Bulldogs a 27-25 set win. “We practice working under pressure and in pressure situations all the time,” Bamiro said. “We just tried to focus on making the smart play and not trying to error ourselves out [of the match], and I thought we did a good job of that.” The Bulldogs did not waste their opportunity to sweep the match, ﬁnishing strong to take the ﬁnal set 25-21. Bamiro led Butler with 17 kills while freshman libero Brooke Ruffolo recorded a team-high 21 digs. Freshman outside hitter Kelly Kyle added 18 digs while junior setter Gina Vera ﬁnished with 40
assists. The win Sunday followed a 3-1 victory for the Bulldogs Saturday against Loyola. The Ramblers (4-12, 1-5) might have come in as the underdog, but they gave Butler all they could handle in the ﬁrst set, winning it 25-23. The Bulldogs would respond by taking the next two sets by decisive margins, 25-14 and 25-11, respectively. “We came out lackadaisical in the beginning,” sophomore outside hitter Maggie Harbison said. “But then we said, ‘OK, we have to step it up, this is our home court,’ and we came out and served and received really well.” The fourth set proved to be close until Butler ﬁnally pulled away to take the set and match 25-19. Ruffolo led the team with 25 digs and Vera added 41 assists to complement her 12 digs. Harbison added nine kills for the Bulldogs. With the sweep, Butler moved to 4-4 in the Horizon League and into ﬁfth place with eight conference matches remaining. The Bulldogs look to extend their winning streak when they head to Ohio for a pair of weekend contests. Butler will face Youngstown State on Friday before traveling to Cleveland State to take on the Vikings, who currently hold second place. The Penguins (2-18, 1-7) from Youngstown State have struggled to get anything going this season, with a win against Loyola as their only conference victory. The Bulldogs defeated the Penguins earlier in the season 3-0 behind 16 kills from Kyle and 13 digs from Ruffolo. The Vikings (13-5, 6-1), like the Bulldogs, are currently riding a three-game winning streak. Cleveland State has defeated every team in the Horizon League except for Wisconsin-Milwaukee this season, including a 3-0 win over Butler in September.
Dawgs stop EIU MATT RHINESMITH MRHINESMA@BUTLER.EDU ASST. SPORTS EDITOR
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Butler freshman outside hitter Belle Obert (right) records a bump while freshman libero Brooke Ruffolo looks on during a match against Loyola on Saturday.
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Butler freshman outside hitter Kelly Kyle celebrates after the Bulldogs recorded a point during the Bulldogs’ 3-1 victory over Loyola on Saturday.
The Butler swim team continued its hot start with a win over Eastern Illinois last Friday. The Bulldogs took care of the Panthers by a score of 110-96, recording their second win in as many meets this season. Led by sophomore Lauren Lambrecht, who took home victories in the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterﬂy, Butler saw many young swimmers get a taste of what’s to come. Freshmen Lauren Scotti, Hannah Somerville and Caitlin Weichelt ﬁnished ﬁrst in the 100 backstroke, 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle, respectively. Sophomore Rosalie Fidanze took second in the 100 yard breaststroke after swimming the breaststroke leg of the 200 medley relay, in which the Bulldogs took second. Sophomore Kaitie Ring, who swam backstroke on that same relay, said she is excited about the team’s potential this season. “We’re a really young team,” Ring said. “These ﬁrst two meets have been great, especially since practices have been tough. The fact that we’re swimming so well right now is encouraging to see.” Ring, who ﬁnished 14th at the Horizon League Championship meet in the 100 backstroke last season, could be a cornerstone of Butler’s team this year. “I feel great,” she said. “I’ve been working harder in the weight room, and I feel faster than I was at this point last season.” Fellow sophomore Kathleen Brannen will also be a key part of any success for the Bulldogs. Brannen, a distance specialist, won the 1,650 freestyle against EIU and took second in the 500 freestyle. “We’ve been training really hard, and I think it’s showing in these ﬁrst two meets,” Brannen said. “We have to keep the hard work up, and it will pay off.” The Bulldogs will next hit the pool against Indiana-Purdue Indianapolis and Centre at the IUPUI Natatorium Oct. 28.
Scoreless drought continues ZACH ERVIN ZERVIN@BUTLER.EDU
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Butler sophomore forward Austin Oldham pushes the ball up the pitch against IllinoisChicago on Saturday. The match ended in a 0-0 draw.
Upcoming Bulldog home events
The ﬁrst night game of the season for the Butler men’s soccer team came with another ﬁrst for the season: a shutout. There was no winner or loser in this shutout, however, as the Bulldogs (5-4-2, 1-1-1) continued their scoring struggles in a 0-0 double overtime tie against Illinois-Chicago at the Butler Bowl on Saturday. The Flames (6-2-3, 1-0-1) recorded their second shutout of the season while Butler’s defense had arguably its best match of the season, notching the Bulldogs their ﬁrst shutout of the campaign. Constant pressure from Butler led to numerous scoring opportunities, which were often followed by counterattacks from UIC. “To UIC’s credit, I thought they were a much better defensive team than they were an offensive team,” junior Blake Leyden said. “When we were able to get behind defenders and put the ball into the box, we were pretty successful in getting chances.” The two squads played an even match statistically. The ﬁrst half saw both teams record eight shots, three shots on net and two corner kicks. All three of Butler sophomore goalkeeper Jon Dawson’s saves came in the ﬁrst half.
MEN’S SOCCER vs. Indiana 7:00 p.m.
FOOTBALL vs. Valparaiso 1:00 p.m.
WOMEN’S SOCCER vs. WisconsinMilwaukee 7:00 p.m.
Momentum shifted to the Bulldogs in the second half as they produced ﬁve more shots than the Flames (7-2). This did not break the scoreless tie though, and the match went to overtime. Neither team scored in two 10-minute overtime periods, and the match ended in a 0-0 tie. Butler was the controlling team in overtime, recording the only two shots on net as well as the only two corner kicks. In the end, there was never a breakthrough for either side. Sophomore forward Austin Oldham led Butler with ﬁve shots while Leyden and fellow junior forward Tyler Pollock each tallied three shots. UIC senior forward Eric Frazier paced the Flames’ offense with ﬁve shots, and freshman forward Jesus Torres recorded three shots. Dawson came away with his ﬁrst tie of the season and his second career shutout for the Bulldogs. UIC redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Piotr Kikolski, who has earned a decision in all of the Flames’ matches this season, grabbed his third tie of the season. “We’ve really started to click,” Dawson said. “I think the IUPUI game was an awakening where we realized that we need to play every game.” The Bulldogs will look to break their scoring drought against Indiana tonight at the Butler Bowl. The match is scheduled to start at 7 pm.
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RotoDawg: Butler’s source for fantasy football
Bulldogs take sixth in Indy
Watch your offense Here is an unreal statistic that reﬂects the craziness of the NFL season: There have been 10 quarterbacks who have had a 400-yard passing game so far this season after only ﬁve weeks. The current record for an entire season stands at 13 quarterbacks reaching a 400-yard game. If you own a passheavy QB, it is paying off now more than ever. There are some matchups that you must exploit at this point in the season, and you should take ﬂyers on potential ﬂex options who have an outside chance of producing in these matchups. The Philadelphia Eagles put on a clinic for how to not tackle against the Buffalo Bills. Bills running back Fred Jackson destroyed that unit, as it tried to play two-hand-touch on defense. Jackson accounted for 196 yards and a touchdown. Start any running back playing the Eagles right now until they can mend their defensive woes. The Green Bay Packers allow the fourth-most passing yards per game, even though they have a solid defense. Most of this comes from times when the Packers get so far ahead, they focus on not giving up big touchdown plays, so teams are able to accumulate passing yards by throwing underneath. Plus, the Packers score a lot of points. Usually teams that score a lot of points tend to give up passing yards, as it
becomes ‘garbage time’ when they get up. Go ﬁnd ‘Oscar The Grouches’ out there who play high-scoring teams like the Packers, Bills, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers. All of those teams are in the top 10 of allowing the most passing yards per game. After his performance against the Kansas City Chiefs, it might be worth it to start Curtis Painter if you are in need of a QB this week, as he faces the Cincinnati Bengals. The Colts won’t be able to run against the stalwart defensive line of the Bengals, so I might as well recommend wide receiver Pierre Garcon as well. The Raiders won an emotional game on Sunday, with their longtime owner passing away earlier in the week. This week they come down from the winning high to face the Cleveland Browns, who have had an extra week to prepare. Browns QB Colt McCoy should produce solid numbers against a secondary defense allowing the eighth most passing yards. Contact staff writer Jerren Fair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MATT RHINESMITH MRHINESMA@BUTLER.EDU ASST. SPORTS EDITOR
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Butler senior Michele Nash lines up a shot during the Butler Invitational last week. The Bulldogs competed in the MAC Preview this week.
The Butler women’s golf team bounced back from a tough ﬁrst day to take sixth in The Preview at the Hawthorns Golf and Country Club on Tuesday. Senior Michele Nash carried the team, ﬁnishing tied for ﬁfth place out of nearly 100 players after shooting a two-over-par 74 in the ﬁrst round. Her two-day score was 151. “Michele played well again,” coach Bill Mattingly said. “She’s had a great fall thus far.” For the Bulldogs, freshman Isabella Lambert tied for 18th place with a two-day score of 156. Fellow freshman Jenna Peters tied for 29th with scores of 83 in the ﬁrst round and 77 in the second for a total of 160. Junior Julia Porter was the fourth-best Bulldog with a two-day score of 164, good enough to tie her for 49th.
Senior Clare Cornelius rounded out the top ﬁve for Butler by tying for 61st with a two-day score of 167. Sophomore Ali Restaino ﬁnished tied with Cornelius for 61st, and junior Alexandra Arends ﬁnished 82nd. Both were playing as non-scorers. Toledo took home the team title by defeating Akron on the ﬁrst playoff hole. The Bulldogs had won three consecutive tournaments prior to The Preview. They opened the tournament with a team score of 318, tying them for eighth place. They came back strong on the second day and carded a team score of 311, moving them into sixth place in the ﬁnal standings. “We have one more tournament this fall,” Mattingly said. “We can learn from mistakes this time and play better next time.” The Bulldogs will be on the course next on Oct. 24 and 25 at the Memphis Invitational.
Lester takes talents to Turkey COLIN LIKAS CLIKAS@BUTLER.EDU SPORTS EDITOR
Former Butler women’s basketball player Susan Lester is making a big geographical jump to continue her playing career. Lester, a 2010 graduate, signed to play professionally with a team in Mersin, Turkey, on Thursday. “I’m very excited for the opportunity
to play professional basketball overseas,” Lester said in a press release. “I had a thousand thoughts go through my mind.” The former Bulldog ﬁnished 10th on the Butler women’s all-time scoring list, as well as fourth all-time in rebounding. “I’m excited that this opportunity came available for Susan,” Butler coach Beth Couture said. “She is one of the
most accomplished players I’ve had in my years at Butler, and I’m sure she will be very successful at the next level.” At Butler, Lester was named to the all-newcomer team in 2007 and was recognized as the 2010 Horizon League Sixth Player of the Year. She was also part of the Butler volleyball team last season, helping the squad to an NCAA tournament appearance.
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Fighting Camels trample Bulldogs Strong showings by Huck and Ridley could not save Bulldogs. LUKE SHAW LESHAW@BUTLER.EDU STAFF WRITER
Even with senior quarterback Andrew Huck throwing a career-high 381 yards, the Butler football team was not able to stop the running game of Pioneer Football League foe Campbell, dropping Saturday’s game 38-23. “In any game, you’re going to get your ups and downs, and that’s kind of how our game went,” freshman cornerback Jimmy Schwabe said. The Bulldogs (3-3, 1-2) started the game off on the right foot—senior kicker David Lang’s—with two consecutive ﬁeld goals in the ﬁrst half, giving Butler an early 6-0 advantage. Campbell’s offense rallied during the second quarter and took the lead from the Bulldogs, driving 54 yards in seven plays. The Fighting Camels (23, 1-2) reached double-digit points with a ﬁeld goal, but
Lang came through with his third ﬁeld goal of the half to make it a one-point game going into the locker room. “We were in control the ﬁrst half,” sophomore safety Jayme Szafranski said. “Then they made a couple of plays [in the second half], and the momentum just kept going.” The Fighting Camels stepped up their running game in the third quarter, scoring back-to-back touchdowns and boosting their lead to 24-9. “In the second half, they really went back to their running attack,” Schwabe said. “That was their philosophy.” Campbell ended the game with 247 rushing yards compared to Butler’s 79. The Bulldogs were hampered by the losses of senior running back Trae Heeter and sophomore wide receiver Brandon Grubbe, who both left with injuries. The game went on, however, and the Bulldogs ended the third quarter with a 67-yard touchdown pass from Huck to senior wide receiver Zach Watkins. It was déjà vu for the Bulldogs in the fourth
quarter. Butler was able to end the game on a high note with a 41-yard pass from Huck to senior wide receiver Jeff Larsen. However, the Fighting Camels scored two more touchdowns in the quarter to seal the victory. Huck is now the second Butler quarterback to throw for more than 6,000 career yards after hitting the 6,020 mark on Saturday. He also completed a career-best 34 of 47 passes against Campbell. Huck wasn’t the only Bulldog to have a careerbest performance during the game. Sophomore wide receiver Brendan Shannon had a career-high 10 catches for 87 yards, and junior linebacker Jordan Ridley, who was later named the PFL Defensive Player of the Week, recorded a career-high 19 tackles. Senior defensive back Andy Dauch also had a career-high 10 tackles. Butler will play next at home, competing in the “Hoosier Helmet” game against Valparaiso on Saturday at 1 p.m.
St. John brings change
Wegeng not satisﬁed with record COLIN LIKAS
CLIKAS@BUTLER.EDU SPORTS EDITOR
LRINKER@BUTLER.EDU SPORTS EDITOR
Butler women’s soccer coach Tari St. John doesn’t shy away from challenges. As a collegiate player, St. John helped establish what is now a nationally-renowned program at Purdue. As a head coach, she has put Butler on the map as a force to be reckoned with in the Horizon League. After leading Pius XI High School to backto-back state titles in soccer, St. John was a founding member of the Purdue women’s soccer team in the fall of 1998. While playing under coach Rob Klatte at Purdue, St. John helped transform the Boilermakers from a Big Ten bottom-dweller to an NCAA tournament contender. “Rob Klatte is probably the most impactful and inﬂuential coach that I’ve played under,” St. John said. “A lot of my philosophies have deﬁnitely derived from being under his tutelage. He was a great mentor and still is.” Klatte spoke highly of St. John’s ability to recover from an ACL injury as a junior to become a co-captain as a senior and help lead Purdue on an NCAA tournament run. “[St. John] was one of very few players that you could rest assured she was going to show up, battle and play with intensity every game,” Klatte said. “It says a massive amount about the wherewithal, determination and dedication that she possessed and still does possess.” St. John used those qualities when she began her coaching career at Butler in 2004. After serving as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs throughout the team’s 2004 and 2005 campaigns, St. John returned to West Lafayette
Photo by Maria Porter
Butler senior quarterback Andrew Huck threw for a career-best 381 yards and became the second Bulldog quarterback to pass the 6,000 career passing yards mark during Butler’s game against Campbell on Saturday.
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Butler head coach Tari St. John was the 2010 Horizon League Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year.
to assist Klatte at Purdue. Her tenure there didn’t last long and just a few months later, St. John received the head coaching position at Butler. She immediately began to change the face of the women’s soccer program. “The big reason I came to Butler had a lot to do with Tari,” senior goalkeeper Natalie Galovska said. “I saw that she had that determination and conviction to change the program, and I wanted to be a part of it.” St. John wasted no time establishing the Bulldogs as contenders in the Horizon League. The ﬁrst Butler team she coached ﬁnished with a record of 5-11-3, including 2-5-2 in conference play. Last year St. John led Butler to a 6-2 conference record and a No. 1 seed in the Horizon League Tournament. At the end of the season, she was named the 2010 Horizon League Coach of the Year. “Looking at what she has done during my four years is night and day,” Galovska said. “What’s crazy to me is how much better it’s going to get.”
Nearly anyone involved in a team sport at the collegiate level will likely say that individual glory pales in comparison to how the team does in a game, match or invitational. It turns out that Butler junior golfer Andrew Wegeng is no different. “I didn’t even think about it at the time,” Wegeng said of setting Butler’s low score golf record last week. In the second round of the Butler Fall Invitational at Highland Country Club on Oct. 3, Wegeng shot a 65, breaking the school record of 66 set by Jeff Chapman in 2001 and Michael Amore in 2007. “It was a great round,” coach Bill Mattingly said. “He’s a really good player, and it’s all coming together for him.” Wegeng’s performance allowed him to take home medalist honors. It also gave the Bulldogs a runner-up ﬁnish in the event. Wegeng, who grew up on a golf course and started playing in tournaments at age 10, said the 65 was the best moment of his collegiate career so far. “It has to be [my top moment],” Wegeng
said. “I’ve shot a lower score before but considering the circumstances, it has to be.” Wegeng’s career-best score is actually a 64, which he carded during a non-competitive round at the Legends of Indiana Golf Course. “He’s got the ability to get it going when he needs to,” Mattingly said. Wegeng tied for ﬁrst on the Butler squad in scoring average last season and recorded his season-low 70 in that season’s Butler Fall Invitational. In each of Butler’s three competitions so far this season, Wegeng has ﬁnished with the lowest score on the team. “I’m starting to play better lately,” Wegeng said. “I’m conﬁdent, and I’ve been practicing hard.” The Bulldogs picked up a victory at the Green Bay Invitational on Sept. 13 to complement their second place showing at Highland Country Club. Those outcomes, combined with Wegeng’s team-leading performances, are putting Wegeng’s dedication to the game on display. “I want to shoot low enough to help the team get more victories,” Wegeng said. “An individual victory is good, but a team victory is sweeter.”
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Making that good old harmony Prepare yourselves, Butler University. Our two favorite a cappella groups have been hitting the rehearsal room and recording studio, ready to serenade the campus community within the next couple of months. Expect concerts, new CDs and covers of everyone from Amy Winehouse to Ben Folds. BY PETE WELDY
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Out of the Dawg House is recording a brand new album scheduled for release this spring. “We have just three or four songs left to record,” said Tim Jans, a sophomore arts administration major in his second year with the group. “We wanted to release it sooner, but we also wanted to release a quality product. So we decided to wait.” Their CD will be an extension of a past EP from the group. For those who cannot wait that long, OOTDH’s concert is Dec. 3 in the Reilly Room. While Jans said that they will be recording an old arrangement of Ben Folds’ “Efﬁngton,” the rest of the song selections for the concert
and CD have not been disclosed. They welcomed two new members into the group this fall: Josh Turner, a freshman recording industry studies major, and Tanner Walter, a sophomore exploratory major. The group also is traveling around the area performing for different organizations and campaigns, including that of Chris McBarnes, a Butler graduate, who is running for mayor in Frankfort, Ind. They’ll perform at a rally for him tonight at the Frankfort Country Club. No other gigs are planned at this time, as they tend to take shows on very short notice. “Out of the Dawg House is doing a lot of cool, exciting things,” Jans said. “It’s like a brotherhood or being in another fraternity. We’re all really close to each other.”
Freshly Brewed has a fresh cup of awesome coming sometime within the next month. Their new album is called “One Sip at a Time.” “I don’t want to reveal too much,” said Kelly Cassady, a junior music education major and the group’s special events coordinator. Also included on the CD will be Imogen Heap, Queen, Sara Bareilles and also Joss Stone. “Lots of the songs really show off the group’s blendiness,” Cassady said. Freshly Brewed’s new members include Samantha Helferich, a sophomore arts administration major, and Amber Ordaz, a sophomore pharmacy major. The album can be purchased at Freshly Brewed’s third biannual cookie walk Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Starbucks. The group will be making at least two appearances to serenade the Starbucks faithful.
Other events students can catch them at include the Holiday Home Tour on Nov. 12 and singing during the Butler ASL Club’s “Hands on Fire” event. Freshly Brewed’s biggest event, however, is Friday, Dec. 2. Cheezies, a male a cappella group from the University of Miami-Ohio, will open for the Freshly Brewed concert. Also making an appearance will be the Butler-famous ensemble Walk the Moon as part of the Coffeehouse series. Tickets will be $5 and the concert will be held in the Reilly Room. Cassady said that there might be a “blast from the past” boy band tribute. “I’m really excited about everything,” Cassady said. “Sure, Freshly Brewed is about friendship and bonds, but we also make beautiful music and represent the artistic and creative potential of the Butler community.” Proceeds from the concert will go to beneﬁt Outreach, Inc., a mission in Indianapolis devoted to helping homeless teenagers.
Kick off your Sunday shoes ANNE CARPENTER ACCARPEN@BUTLER.EDU ASSISTANT A&E EDITOR Identity crises, hard work and teenage angst turn out to be issues that span generations. The remake of the cult-classic “Footloose” speaks to an audience not all that different from twenty years ago. Directed by Craig Brewer, the ﬁlm puts a modern spin on an old favorite. For anyone who is not a master of 80s pop culture, here’s a basic synopsis. Big city kid Ren McCormack moves to small town Bomont, only to discover that rock ‘n’ roll music and dancing are banned, because a group of students were killed in a car accident coming home from a dance. Knowing that there is no life without music and dancing, Ren does all he can to introduce the small town to
a good time. Breaking the rules and doing the unexpected may be the underlying themes of the ﬁlm, but they are also timeless plights of the youth, no matter the era. Allison Harthcock, associate professor of communications, said the movie has staying power because being a disaffected youth does not change. “There is a sense of rebellion and deﬁance,” Harthcock said, “a sense of throwing off the shackles.” Harthcock said that because the circumstances surrounding the audience today are different than that of 20 years ago, resonance with the audience might be for different reasons. “Now you are being told you can do anything you want, as long as it is scheduled,” Harthcock said. “Maybe this will resonate in a sense that the audience can
cut loose.” Recently, The Butler Collegian had a chance to partake in a phone conference interview with Julianne Hough, the ﬁlm’s leading lady. Many fear remakes of ﬁlms for fear they will not measure up to the original versions. However, Hough said the ﬁlm maintains the classic’s characteristics, giving the older version an updated look and feel. “I think those who saw the original are going to be impressed,” Hough said. Hough said Brewer ﬁlmed by the motto, “If it’s not broken, don’t ﬁx it.” However, preserving original character is not the only aspect considered in a ﬁlm like “Footloose.” In order to create a movie ﬁlled with dancing and singing, the actors had to practice long hours to create an effortless performance.
Hough said the cast learned many of the dances before shooting, taking time to perfect the moves and add their own personalities. Nevertheless, routines do not magically transpire overnight. Much effort and practice goes into a performance, whether it is for the ﬁlm or for the stage. Practicing long and hard is something senior Butler student and dance performance major Heather Brustolon knows all too well. Often the daily life of a dancer is unglamorous, painful and exhausting. The movies often do not focus on this aspect of a dancer’s work. Brustolon said the daily life of any dancer usually ends after a day of exhausting physical activity. It results in bruises from ﬂoor-work, chronic back aches from partnering and blisters on the toes. “It’s not always pretty,”
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The new release of “Footloose” comes out in theaters this Friday, starring Julianne Hough. Brustolon said. The point of the movie is not to illustrate all the intricacies of the life of a dancer. However, the work of the dancers does not go unnoticed. In fact, one might say that the level of professionalism may even add to the movie. “It’s always good to see contemporary faces bring a ‘forgotten’ iconic ﬁlm to life,” Brustolon said. Despite the grueling efforts it takes to perform, Brustolon said she is hopeful for the debut of this ﬁlm and is excited to see dance
incorporated into mainstream media. “In a society so dominated by sports for entertainment, it is important that dance be featured in popular ﬁlm,” Brustolon said. So kick off your Sunday shoes and break some hypothetical chains and see what happens. “Footloose” opens in Indianapolis movie theaters this Friday. For those who truly cannot wait that long, a midnight engagement will take place at AMC Showplace Indianapolis 17 on South Meridian Street.
The Butler Arts and Entertainment Calendar 12 Beauty & the Beast 7:30 p.m. Clowes Memorial Hall
13 Beauty & the Beast 7:30 p.m. Clowes Memorial Hall
14 Beauty & the Beast 8 p.m. Clowes Memorial Hall
15 Butler University Cello Day 10 a.m. Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall Beauty & the Beast 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Clowes Memorial Hall
16 Beauty & the Beast 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Clowes Memorial Hall
17 No events scheduled
18 Russian Orthodoxy 20 Years After Communism 7 p.m. Clowes Memorial Hall
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New dance group brings hip- hop culture to campus KEVIN VOGEL
KJVOGEL@BUTLER.EDU STAFF WRITER
A new artistic movement is sweeping the nation and Butler University is about to dance its way in, literally. “Street art,” or “urban art,” is a catch-all phrase for practices like graffiti, parkour and hiphop dancing, These terms are becoming institutionally accepted across the United States and around the globe. At Butler, urban art is gaining a foothold with the new Urban Arts Crew, a campus club run by Steven Han, a sophomore pharmacy major. The purpose of the club is to get Butler students into the hiphop culture. “It’s this huge, yet tightly knit and largely underground world that I feel hasn’t really gotten to Butler yet,” Han said. The group will mainly focus on urban dance. Butler is joining the ranks of international venues in terms of the urban art movement. From Los Angeles to Berlin, cities all across the globe are raising awareness for this underground practice.
“In this group it is all about style, expression, passion and community —all while having fun.” STEVEN HAN SOPHOMORE Art venues across the world seem to mimic Han’s desire for urban art. Speaking specifically about dance, he said his desire is for “people to realize that hip-hop dance is an art form that is as legitimate as any other form of expression that has ever existed and is equally as difficult.” Han said the Urban Arts Crew is for Butler students interested in hip-hop culture and urban dance forms, such as breakdancing, popping, locking and choreography. “In this group it is all about style, expression, passion, and community - all while having fun,” Han said. “No experience or obligations are required, only interest and an open mind.”
Many students on campus have heard of the new club despite its infancy. Senior arts administration major Stephanny Tauber expressed interest in joining the group in order to learn more about hip-hop culture. Tauber said has experience with the show choir on campus and with the Kathakali movement theater that is a large part of the theater department this semester. Sarah Risley, a freshman elementary education major, said she was extremely interested in going to one of the group’s performances, but was not planning to join, “I’m not a dancer,” Risley said. The performance emphasis of the group seems for now to be enticing outgoing students and those with performance experience. An open mind is all it takes to appreciate this kind of art. No previous dance experience is necessary, just come ready to see something new, different and edgy. To learn more about the Urban Arts Crew, check out the flyers up around campus, or contact Steven Han at email@example.com.
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An break dancer performs for an audience. Butler’s new Urban Arts Crew strives to raise awareness about hip-hop as an art form in multiple mediums.
A clothing line that gives back CAITLIN O’ROURKE COROURKE@BUTLER.EDU
Not many college students can say that a book about Winston Churchill propelled them to success, but not many college students are Wade Markley and Albert Jennings. Markley, a sophomore accounting and management information systems major at Butler University, and Jennings, a freshman at Ball State University, had planned to start a business since their high school years but never knew what they wanted the business to be and didn’t know quite how to do it. Their inspiration came from a book about Churchill and a story about the former British prime minister just before he died. In the story, Churchill had not moved or talked for days and many assumed him dead. Former President Dwight Eisenhower came to visit him in his very last minutes, when Churchill mustered enough strength to make a “V for victory” sign—or what most people today would recognize as a peace sign. Thus V for Victory, or Victory Apparel LLC—their ofﬁcial title—the clothing line for a cause, was started. A simple idea, selling clothes to raise money for charities.
“The story inspired both of us,” Markley said. “We took that idea, modernized it and made it into our own movement and brand. Our logo is very unique and we believe that working with both that and with charities on most of the product that we sell, we can make a difference in this world.” Jennings said the business was almost instantaneous since the idea’s conception July 1st. “Wade and I had breakfast just talking about ideas and possibilities,” Jennings said. “As we talked, we realized that it would be very possible to get something started. About 28 days later we had our product in hand.” Markley and Jennings both said everything went perfectly according to plan. They sold their ﬁrst shirts through hand-tohand business, selling 200 in the ﬁrst two weeks. The design is neither Markley nor Jennings’—Jennings’ friend Adrien Williams made the design after listening to Jennings’ and Markley’s vision. “We just let him get creative with it,” Markley said. “He’s very good at what he does.” From there, V for Victory joined the Christian-based apparel company GMW Apparel, whose focus is spreading the
simple message: God is My Wingman. The two founders of the company attend Indiana University. Markley’s childhood neighbor also attends IU and managed to establish contact between the two businesses. “GMW actually sought us out, and they were very excited about bringing us on board with them,” Jennings said. “Negotiations were very smooth, mainly because it was a win-win for both parties.” Currently, Jennings and Markley are pushing their Christmas shirt, which will have a portion of the proceeds donated to a family that V for Victory is sponsoring. The family will be one that will not be able to fund their Christmas this year. V for Victory is ﬁnding a family through the Lifeline Youth & Family Services, based in Fort Wayne, Ind. The shirt has the same “V” sign as the other shirts, but this time it is part of the word “give.” The design is in red and green—appropriate Christmas colors. The two college students said they hope to create more shirts that give back to society. Their ideas right now include shirts to raise money for breast cancer awareness and the troops. “We both have a passion for clothing and are very competitive people,” Markley said.
Music faculty take the stage KEVIN VOGEL
KJVOGEL@BUTLER.EDU STAFF WRITER
Many students enroll in the music department of the Jordan College of Fine Arts to hone their skills and learn to perform. This semester, their professors are striving to do the same. The Faculty Artist Series is one way the music school encourages faculty to remain professionally active. The series of recitals, which take place on Tuesday evenings throughout the semester, is meant to advance the level of musical scholarship and professionalism at Butler University. “These performances help students realize the expertise we have on the faculty, while increasing their knowledge of important works of solo and chamber music,” said Dan Bolin, music department chair. Bolin said the recitals serve to demonstrate to
the Butler and professional communities “the high level of artistry that exists among the various faculty members who perform in these recitals.” This semester the performances have included Matt Pivec and Jon Crabiel, playing classic and modern jazz arrangements on saxophone and percussion, respectively; David Murray, showing the virtuosity of the double bass; and Doug Spaniol, performing the world premiere of a new piece for solo bassoon. The upcoming recitals are just as exciting. On Nov. 8, the Steve Allee Trio will perform. This professional jazz trio has released multiple CDs and performs locally. They will be the music department’s guests and will perform jazz for the Butler community. On Nov. 15, faculty pianist Kate Boyd will perform with guest violinist Sarah Plum. Boyd
is an active performer in the Midwest and New York and is an advocate of new music. The final event in November will feature faculty harpsichordist Thomas Gerber. Gerber performs with many local groups and serves on the faculties of Butler and Marian universities, as well as the University of Indianapolis. His passion for the harpsichord, a seldom-heard instrument with deep historical roots, is palpable in his performances. On Dec. 6, Pivec returns for another evening of jazz on campus. All members of the Butler community and friends of the university are welcome to attend the recitals, which usually are about an hour long. The performances are free, and no ticket is required. The events are held in the Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. on select Tuesday evenings.
Photo courtesy of Victory Apparel LLC
V for Victory is selling t-shirts to raise money for a family they are sponsoring for Christmas.
“We want to be victorious in everything we do, whether that’s sports, school, job or giving back to the community...We want to incorporate that ﬁre and energy into our brand by giving customers a new, hip, competitive brand of clothing for an affordable price that also goes to good causes.”
WITHIN THIS ISSUE
Fall 2011 Faculty Artist Series Line Up 10/4: David Murray, contrabass, 7:30 p.m. 10/11: Doug Spaniol, bassoon, 7:30 p.m. 11/8: Special Guest, Steve Allee Trio, 7:30 p.m. 11/15: Kate Boyd, piano, and Sarah Plum, violin, 7:30 p.m. 11/29: Thomas Gerber, harpsichord, 7:30 p.m.
Across 3. The English department will soon utilize the _____ Center for Creative Writing 5. Columnist Jeremy Algate praises this department’s handling of crime 8. New student organizations must be endorsed by this student body 9. Butler men’s soccer tied with the UIC ____0-0 Saturday. 10. Students have started a clothing line inspired by this man. 11. This a cappella group will host its cookie walk on Nov. 29. 12. These professionals guide COPHS students during
rotations. 13. This Butler graduate will be playing basketball in Turkey. Down 1. This ofﬁce handles course listings. 2. Guest columnist Rachel Anderson thinks there should be a policy concerning this for students. 4. The purpose of this club is to get students interested in hiphop culture. 6. Football fell to this school Saturday. 7. He is director of housekeeping.
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
OUR POINT THIS WEEK: The excitement surrounding President Danko’s inauguration is acceptable if it remains focused on students. | VOTE: 27-2-1
he inauguration of Butler University’s 21st president, Jim Danko, this November is no doubt a big event and seems to be growing even bigger by the day. There’s the 90-minute installation ceremony Nov. 12, academic exhibits, a faculty and staff reception, a student breakfast, concerts, an inaugural gala—and an entire committee dedicated to planning it. We at The Butler Collegian are excited about the pomp and circumstance as much as the next constituency group at Butler— as long as the administration uses the ﬁnancial gifts that these events will no doubt bring in to make a signiﬁcant contribution to improving the student experience. There’s no problem that the inauguration is being used as a marketing platform for the university to receive ﬁnancial gifts and recognition. We just want to ensure that students won’t be forgotten in the hype to celebrate a new leader of the university.
Danko has talked a lot about improving the student experience since he’s arrived. He’s mentioned it in interviews with The Butler Collegian and at the Oct. 5 SGA meeting. While we understand Danko is taking his time to understand the university before he acts, we’re hoping he will remember the comments he’s made about improving student life and use the inauguration to act as a catalyst to the process of improving it, including residence halls, the library and dining space. If Danko is serious about taking Butler to the next level, then the proceeds procured through the inaugural process need to be used toward students’ interests so students can walk away with a high-caliber education. The inaugural events are supposed to be creative ways for the Butler community to see the impact that the school makes on the community, as well as all of the exciting ways the academic colleges
collaborate with each other. The relationship that Butler has with Shortridge Magnet High School is a great example of this. In the College of Communication’s academic exhibit, the work of student groups will be highlighted. We look forward to seeing the Butler community walk away from the exhibit with a copy or two of the Collegian in hand. But as nice as these events are, they will lack tangible impact and do little more than brag about the university if the results—including recognition and ﬁnancial gifts— don’t go toward students. After all, it’s the students that make these student groups something the Butler community can brag about. It’s the students who make this university function the way it does. It’s nice to see students involved in the inauguration planning process. No doubt, SGA President Al Carroll and CPA Chair Mike Tirman know a lot about the student experience. That’s part of
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what makes them qualiﬁed for their prestigious roles on campus. We would have liked to see some student diversity on the inauguration committee. Were there other students qualiﬁed to imagine the possibilities of Butler that could have joined Carroll and Tirman to make students have real presence and impact on this committee? We think so. Even so, Danko, Carroll and Tirman all reached out to students during the Oct. 5 SGA Assembly to contact them in order to submit ideas for the inauguration. We hope students take advantage of this opportunity to make an impact. This inauguration will yield results that can drastically help improve Butler. Students should make an effort to be involved in the process by responding to leaders’ calls to send in ideas, and when the clock strikes midnight after the inaugural ball, we hope the new administration will start acting to make much-needed improvements to the student experience.
Conﬂict of interest policy necessary
By Hali Bickford
Housing needs a makeover The prospect of better residence halls for freshmen is exciting.
ousing on Butler University’s campus needs an upgrade. Ranging from the silverﬁsh in Schwitzer Hall, the dilapidated state of Ross Hall and the undeniably loud water heaters for the showers in Residential College, a little bit of improvement would go a long way. Freshman deﬁnitely get the shortest end of the stick when it comes to housing at Butler. President Jim Danko mentioned during his address to members of Student Government Association Assembly in the Oct. 5 meeting that he wants to improve the condition of housing on Butler’s campus, and I couldn’t agree more. Sure, there is a certain charm to old housing. It has a homey feel and the idea that so much history happened within it. It has its drawbacks, though. Ask anyone who has lived in Schwitzer in the past few years. It is my hope that President
Danko takes the initiative to repair our residence halls. They don’t need to be torn down and rebuilt in a fashion so modern that the Jetsons would be confused, but they do need to be better maintained. After all, living in less glamorous conditions makes students that much more grateful when they get to live in a nice apartment, or rent a swanky house. When students look back on their dormitory days, they shouldn’t be appalled at the dilapidated quality of the buildings they once called home, even if only for a short period of time. “I remember on one of my ﬁrst tours, I walked into one of the dorms that was built in the 50s and I quickly realized that I was also built in the 50s,” Danko said at SGA. “I know I need to be worked on every now and then.” If Schwitzer, Ross and ResCo were improved in even the slightest capacity, it would greatly improve the living
experience for underclassmen at Butler. Freshman and sophomore residence halls aren’t designed to be glamorous and, frankly, I don’t expect them to be. What I do expect is that the quality of life in freshman residence halls becomes a bit better. Sinks in Schwitzer should not back up when used too often, and the showers should provide a consistent temperature instead of being either toe-numbingly cold or scalding hot. While living in the Apartment Village, it is strange to think back through my residence hall days. I’ve lived in Schwitzer, with its occasional silverﬁsh sightings and shoddy bathrooms, then ResCo, with its convenient, yet unpredictable elevator, slightly bigger rooms and disturbingly small showers. Now I’m living in the Apartment Village, which has private rooms, a pantry and a shower that can double as a bathtub if I so desire. The prospect of better residence halls for freshmen is exciting, even if I won’t get to experience the beneﬁts. Perhaps a new president can bring the kind of architectural change this university has needed for years. Contact opinion editor Alexa Smith at email@example.com.
n a perfect world, college students could do any combination of things and never have a problem, but, as Butler University is not a perfect world, conﬂicts of interest are an unfortunate byproduct of being an active student leader on campus. Typically, leaders in student government are also leaders in a variety of other organizations, and Butler is no exception to that rule. Nearly 71 percent of Student Government Association leaders are involved in a Greek organization; a majority of SGA members are also involved in one or more other organizations. Being involved on campus is a great thing—our university wouldn’t function without its student leaders—but when you have people who are loyal to more than one organization, conﬂict can arise. It’s hard not to feel loyalty to one or more of the things you get involved in, and without loyalty, no one would feel strongly enough to make any positive changes. But loyalty can also turn around and bite you; it can prevent you from being fair, making unbiased decisions and taking sides in conﬂicts you should avoid in the ﬁrst place. There should be a conﬂict of interest policy to deal with these situations. This year, I’ve been more involved than ever, participating in ﬁve different organizations in all sectors of campus and student life. I’m also an employee of Butler. I knew that I’d be busy, but I wasn’t aware of the pressures I would feel from different organizations to take sides. I am an individual with my own opinions and loyalties. I’m not thrilled that the more I choose to get involved, the more my opinions are expected to align with others.’ All of the organizations are excellent sources of student leadership on campus and each one has pros and cons, but I still have the right to choose what to think about them. As a student who is involved in multiple facets of student life, I wish a conﬂict of interest policy existed for student leaders on campus, especially those involved in student government. If this policy existed, there would be a hard and fast rule that would protect students if they didn’t want to say anything or wished to abstain from a vote. Let’s say a member of the grants committee was involved in an outside organization that applied for a grant—with a conﬂict of interest policy in place, that member would be expected to abstain from any rulings that pertain to their other involvement. This helps achieve fairness and relieves pressure that could be felt by the student from either side. Butler has a conﬂict of interest policy in place for faculty, so why not student leaders too? Student government is the main source of action on campus—members of SGA and other student organizations should be held accountable. A conﬂict of interest policy helps ensure fairness, a quality we should all strive for in our involvement at Butler. Contact Rachel Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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bupd follows leads to better solutions
efore those of you who are under 21 grab hold of that red cup this weekend—or any time, really—consider this: Under Indiana law you could serve 60 days in jail and pay up to $500 in ﬁnes. That is the maximum sentence for possession of alcohol by a minor in Indiana. Whether it’s alcohol, marijuana or even a trafﬁc violation on campus, how a perpetrator is treated depends on the discretion of the Butler University Police Department and student affairs. It also depends on the attitude of the perp. Butler, via student affairs and BUPD, sets a shining example of a better kind of crime response. By choosing education, alternative programming and community hearings instead of expulsions or jail time, they chart a course to a more compassionate and healthier system overall. “Our role is making runs, education [and] good communitybased solutions. We want to work with students and neighbors,” BUPD Police Chief Ben Hunter said. “My staff is told to be respectful.” Last week, The Collegian reported in “Crime rates increased in Butler area in 2010” (Oct. 5) that
higher rates were reported in eight of 17 types of crime last year. However, it also was reported that Butler’s crime rate is relatively lower than other colleges in the state. Both Dean of Student Life Irene Stevens and Dean of Student Services Sally Click said that Butler’s approach to crime resolution helps cause this lower rate and promotes a decline in crime overall. I wholeheartedly agree. While traditional American wisdom holds that offenders should
s a journalist, there are few words more important to me than those in the First Amendment. It’s that lovely set of 45 words that keeps people from being persecuted for speaking against the majority, for explaining why they think the way they do or for simply disagreeing with a public ofﬁcial. My favorite week of the year, Free Speech Week, is quickly approaching, and it encourages people to raise their voices when they don’t like something. It’s easy to be offended by something someone does or writes, but it takes courage to respond to it. Hold this right in high regard. Not everyone is allowed this right, so if you’ve got it, use it and use it often. In 1996, when the Taliban seized control in Afghanistan, they gave residents two weeks to stop “moral corruption” by throwing out television sets, videos and satellite dishes. China’s constitution protects the freedom of speech and press, but its laws include media regulations with vague language to stop the publication of stories that would “endanger the country.”
On a smaller scale, the protection of speech is important to the staff of The Butler Collegian as an open forum, free from editorial control by administration and other university ofﬁcials. In the Oct. 5 issue of The Butler Collegian, an editorial cartoon ran alongside our staff editorial, “Independents need more ownership of Homecoming.” The cartoon, now available online, sparked controversy from people who said it lacked taste and innaccurately portrayed the relationship between Greeks and independents. While I’m not going to argue whether I supported the decision to publish the cartoon as it ran, I will argue that it was important for the publication to have the right to publish it, regardless of the public’s opinion on the matter. If the First Amendment wasn’t in place, this discussion wouldn’t exist. If people disagreed—and they did, as evidenced by numerous letters to the editor—they have a forum in which to do so. The First Amendment protects the exchange of dialogue. So while our staff editorial vote may reﬂect what we felt at the time of the vote, the letters we receive in response open us up to a whole new set of views and opinions. So next time something rufﬂes your feathers, say something about it, or better yet, write a letter to the editor. Contact news editor Jill McCarter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUPD doesn’t substitute community involvement for enforcing the law of the land, either. “The law is the law,” Hunter said. Policy makers abroad, Indianapolis police and even students should be aware of these initiatives. Butler’s strategies work, and as Bulldogs move on into the larger world they should carry this message of reform and rehabilitation with them. If nothing else, punishing every single lawbreaker is expensive. That’s not to say that there should be no penalty for crime. At the same time, how many Americans can seriously say that underage drinkers, for example, should serve 60 days in jail? No reasonable adult, that’s for sure. If Bulldogs and citizens in general examined the justice system from this standpoint, perhaps we could save a bit of money on justice. Most importantly, we might end up with a system that only focuses on crimes that actually harm the community.
making process. I understand The Collegian’s opinion in the article and may have even adjusted my own after reading it. However, The Collegian’s opinion lost all credibility associating the article with the cartoon. It looks like an attack on the Greek community, rather than expressing a grievance toward the appropriate party—the administration. The article could have helped relations with IC and Greeks. The cartoon undermined the opinion and ruined any good that could have come out of this editorial piece. I reject that “editorial cartoons represent those of the cartoonist,” from a Facebook post by The Collegian. There should be a disclaimer if The Collegian does not want ownership. -Leslie Gardner, senior
event. I chose to not join a sorority, and I feel like the decision has hurt me as far as participation in Homecoming goes. I respect anyone that has taken offense to the cartoon, but like I said before, I do not believe it was meant to offend but instead offer a viewpoint from the side of many independents. -Amie Wright, senior
“Our role is to make runs, education [and] good community-based solutions.”
Butler, via Student Affairs and BUPD, sets a shining example of a better kind of crime response.
Free speech privileges not worldwide; use them wisely, often
be punished for their crimes, the works or how it might be improved. simple truth is that prison sentences The university is setting a good just don’t seem to be working and example. people reoffend often. “Deterrence is generally When the incarceration rate in ineffective; informal control is much this country is so high it’s refreshing stronger,” Katherine Novak, head to hear about of the sociology justice programs department, said. that avoid That could labeling even include student more people as hearings, and criminals. c o u n s e l i n g As recently programs, Novak as 2009, prison said. populations BUPD prioritizes accounted for c o m m u n i t y 1 percent of involvement in the adult their work and p o p u l a t i o n . BEN HUNTER defers a lot of One in every “punishment” and HEAD OF PUBLIC SAFETY 100 adults was response to student behind bars. affairs instead Since then, the U.S. Department of taking students and others of Justice reported that rates have downtown—literally. fallen. Naysayers to this policy might However, in a nation this large say that this approach is soft on and especially one so strapped crime and that if the police give for cash, it’s clear the U.S. needs criminals room, they’ll just take different solutions. more. This is where Butler University “Police crackdowns are not as comes into the picture. effective as community policing,” No one on staff is trying to set Novak said. national prison policy. BUPD isn’t In other words, being “tough on making some idealistic statement crime” doesn’t make life any easier about how the correctional system for the community.
Letters to the Editor Was there no other way to make a point? The cartoon associated with the opinion piece, “Independents need more ownership of Homecoming,” in The Butler Collegian last week was done in poor taste, not to mention inaccurately. I am not opposed to The Collegian’s opinion about the decision to not let Independent Council have a team in this year’s Homecoming. This was an editorial piece. The Collegian reserves the right to have that opinion and express it. I am focusing on the cartoon along with this article. The ﬁrst issue I want to address is that it clearly compared this story to racism. Referring to Homecoming as a bus and that IC has to sit in the back is unquestionably a comparison to the civil rights movement. I ask The Collegian, was there no other way to use exaggerated speech to make your point? This is incredibly offensive, but the comparison is not my main concern. This type of expression is legal, and if The Collegian wants to represent their opinion in a distasteful way, so be it. The main issue is the inaccuracy of the cartoon. It was the Butler administration’s decision to not let IC have a Homecoming team in the article. However, the Barbie-type girl with the word “Greek” on her shirt refers to the Homecoming bus as “our bus” in the cartoon. Homecoming is an SGAsponsored event under Program Board. It is not an exclusively Greek event. This cartoon attacked the Greek community, who was not even a player in the decision
Cartoon expresses independents’ feelings Being the president of the Independent Council, I have been ﬁrsthand in the ﬁght for independents to have their own Homecoming team. I agree that the Oct. 5 cartoon does go too far alluding to a racial issue, but honestly, this is not too far off the mark as to how I feel. I know Greeks did not make the decision; it was the decision of the PuLSE Ofﬁce and the Homecoming chairs. I respect the difference there. But what is not known by the Greek community is all the back and forth and resistance that the PuLSE Ofﬁce and Homecoming chairs have given IC. I do not believe the cartoon is meant to be offensive to the Greek community, but instead it expresses a feeling held by many independents. Homecoming is an ALL campus
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Cartoon’s comparison unfair When I saw the cartoon in The Butler Collegian in the Oct. 5 edition, I was surprised at the poor taste of use of an historical reference. The comparison of Independent Council not getting their own team with the civil rights movement was a gross exaggeration. AfricanAmericans suffered racial slurs and violence from citizens and government. They were beaten, attacked by police dogs and sprayed down by ﬁre hoses. They often risked their lives to receive basic rights we take for granted today. Members of IC are allowed to participate but only with their respective housing units. This creates unity on campus as Greeks and non-Greeks are competing together. IC having a team would continue the us versus them mentality that they claim they want to abolish. I personally do not see how the connection was made. This led me to two questions: Have we forgotten the atrocities suffered by African Americans? Are we so vain that we are willing to compare our petty differences to the civil rights movement? In my opinion, this insensitive downplaying of the civil rights movement may cost The Collegian legitimacy as an important voice in future issues. -Josh Albrecht, senior
PawPrints What do you think SGA should spend their money on?
BY RACHEL ANDERSON
“I don’t know what else they can spend their money on.”
“More activities for everyone on campus.”
Natalie Pike Freshman
Alexa Stedman Freshman
“Political enlightnement. Awarness of student government is lacking. And pizza parties.” Sean Larson Sophomore
“Things that run this campus best. They obviously know more than I do about that.” Evan Zahn Sophomore
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and pharmacies are short-staffed. “The people who are advising our students have to give some of their time too,” Andritz said. “That’s a huge challenge, trying to create the right situation in
which it’s not too burdensome for people to take our students.” In order to combat students being a burden for preceptors, Andritz said COPHS is training students to use electronic medical records so that preceptors will not have to take the time to train students. “We’re training to the extent that we can have the students be as prepared as possible before they get there,” Andritz said. “We
really have to be in very close collaboration with the hospital setting, and we want it to be as easy a transition as possible so that [the preceptors] will keep doing it.” Katie Andricopulos, a sixthyear pharmacy student, is currently on rotations and said she has gained valuable experience from her rotations. “It’s very crucial to have a good preceptor who has time
for a student and appreciates students,” Andricopulos said. “Every single one of my preceptors has certainly spent so much time working with me on a daily basis and explaining everyday responsibilities with me in detail. Every single one of them has shown great concern in my future success and has encouraged me to pursue a residency for next year.” Bob Pison, a pharmacy manager
and a five-year preceptor at a CVS in Fishers, said the biggest challenge he faces as a preceptor is staying current with what is being taught at Butler. He said he wants to allow students to apply what they learn in a pharmacy environment. “What they learn in school is important,” Pison said. “But I believe what they learn from preceptors and externships is just as important.”
Published on Oct 12, 2011