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Imposter puzzles police BUPD still looking for suspect that posed as police in recent incident. JEFF STANICH JSTANICH@BUTLER.EDU
The Butler University Police Department continues to search for the man who impersonated an undercover policeman between Jordan Hall and the Health and Sciences Building. On Sept. 11, at approximately 10 p.m., a plain-clothed man approached a female student and asked the student to perform a breathalyzer test. The female student did not alert Butler University Police Department in time for ofﬁcers to respond. The department has no leads as to who the suspect is or why he was on campus. The Indiana State Excise Police have conﬁrmed with BUPD that the suspect was not an excise ofﬁcer. Travis Thickstun, corporal for the state department, said the suspect’s actions are not consistent with the procedures followed by excise police. “Ensuring the safety of students and residents on or near Butler’s campus remains our top priority,” Thickstun said. Ben Hunter, chief of staff and executive director of public safety, said the reason the timely warning issued by the BUPD regarding the incident was sent a week late was because BUPD was not notiﬁed until the weekend after the event. After receiving notice he said BUPD had to conﬁrm with excise police that it was not an excise ofﬁcer and in fact a man impersonating a police ofﬁcer. “This incident is something that absolutely disturbs both us at Butler and the excise police because I have never had to deal with an issue of impersonation,” Hunter said. Bill Weber, assistant chief of police, said there are no leads on the suspect. “The only way we will be able to catch this impersonator is having a student or an ofﬁcer being in the right place at the right time,” Weber said. Thickstun, Hunter and Weber all said if students are approached by an undercover cop they can request to see a badge and ID and also request for a uniformed ofﬁcer to be present. The excise police now are linked to BUPD radios, making it easier for a BUPD ofﬁcer to be present by a student’s request if an excise ofﬁcer stops the student. They also said students should report anything suspicious for BUPD to inspect so it can be aware of the situation. “We can only stop this from happening with the 4,000 pairs of eyes we have walking around campus,” Weber said, “in places the BUPD cannot be.”
PREVENT ABUSE Andrew Ryan, assistant chief of police, said he was contacted by Sarah Barnes Diaz, health MANAGING EDITOR education and outreach program coordinator, “We’re kind of missing the gap on prescription about hosting a take-back site. drugs.” Ryan was told by a local Drug Enforcement Butler University is looking to make this Administration ofﬁcial that the area outside BUPD conception a thing of the past with a drug take-back will replace Tabernacle Presbyterian Church as a day and the creation of a new pharmacy-related local prescription drug drop off site. group on campus. “I think it’s important that we show the community we’re willing to get involved,” Ryan TAKE-BACK DAY said. “I’m not sure how many people we’re going to get to participate, so hopefully we’re prepared.” The take-back day will occur Saturday from 10 Ryan said he hopes to create a drop off zone going a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Butler University Police north on Sunset Avenue and a second one going east Department’s building. on Hampton Drive. Individuals who have leftover The take-back day allows Butler community medication or prescribed drugs they no longer members to get rid of prescription drugs they no longer need. see prescriptions page 2 COLIN LIKAS CLIKAS@BUTLER.EDU
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Report any suspicious behavior, If a student sees something out of place or witnesses any criminal activity, BUPD can be reached by calling 317-940-9999 in emergencies or 317-940-9396 in non-emergencies. The sooner ofﬁces know about something, the better. Don’t cross campus alone at night, Ofﬁcers offer safety transportation escorts from dusk until dawn for any student. Know your surroundings., Be sure to familiarize yourself with the locations of the Code Blue phones on campus. Sign up for DawgAlerts, Student, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up for DawgAlerts. In the event of an emergency, emails, text messages and phone calls will go out to alert the community.
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SGA assembly approves largest budget in organization history
STAYING SAFE ON CAMPUS, Butler University Police Department ofﬁcers have taken steps to make sure students are made aware when dangerous situations arise.
Candle warmer caused Lilly ﬁre
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The Student Government Association approved the largest budget in school history at last week’s assembly. In a nearly unanimous vote, assembly members voted to pass the budget without question. The organization’s budget is money received through student fees. Each Butler University undergraduate pays $244 in student fees each year. Nearly $180 of that fee funds the SGA budget. Butler’s record-setting class size contributed to the record-setting budget.
All university-recognized student organizations fall under SGA’s umbrella. Organizations can apply for grants to fund activities. The money also covers concerts, latenight activities, the weekend shuttle and other programming events. This year was the ﬁrst where the executive board from last year voted on the budget during the summer retreat. Last year’s assembly voted on each line item to approve the total budget. This year, however, there was only a vote on the overall budget. Assembly will meet this afternoon at 4:30 in Pharmacy Building, room 150. All students are welcome.
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A candle warmer in a professor’s ofﬁce started a ﬁre that caused $10,000 worth of damage in Lilly Hall on Saturday. The ﬁre started in the ofﬁce in the basement of Lilly Hall around 5:30 p.m. Ben Hunter, chief of staff and executive director of public safety, said no one was in the building when the ﬁre broke out, so it was not necessary to evacuate the building. Hunter said that the building was closed at the time. When an ofﬁcer arrived at the building, smoke was visible, so the ofﬁcer was able to lead the Indianapolis Fire Department to the ﬁre’s location when it arrived on the scene. Fireﬁghters did not see any ﬂames but saw a hallway ﬁlling up with smoke. Since no one was in the building, Hunter said it was not necessary to send out an alert to students and faculty members. “If we feel like there are people in danger, of course we would send something out,” Hunter said. “But fortunately it was all taken care of rather quickly.” Original reports estimated that there were roughly $5,000 in damages. However, Rich Michal, executive director of facilities, now estimates that this number will be double.
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New major created within the COB MARAIS JACON-DUFFY MJACONDU@BUTLER.EDU STAFF REPORTER The College of Business is preparing for the creation of a new major and minor, entrepreneurship and innovation. Butler University’s Faculty Senate is scheduled to vote on the approval of the new major and minor at its meeting Oct. 2. “We’re expecting it to pass,” said Stephanie Fernhaber, assistant professor of management. “We’re assuming that there will be no objections.” Fernhaber, who helped draft the proposal and was part of the team that researched the potential program, has a Ph.D. in entrepreneurship. “Entrepreneurship is a mindset,” Fernhaber said. “And it’s deﬁnitely not just for business majors. We really want students to realize that anyone can beneﬁt from an education in entrepreneurship.” In fact, the entrepreneurship and innovation minor would only be open to students outside the College of Business. Entrepreneurship classes are currently offered in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and in the arts administration major, Fernhaber said. “We want students to be able to apply this mindset to the corporate world or in any environment where they work.” Sophomore economics and ﬁnance major Alex Petersen said that he plans on declaring entrepreneurship and innovation as a major after it is ﬁnalized. “When I heard about this last semester, I was really interested,” Petersen said. “Entrepreneurship is not a business topic, and that’s what attracts me. Entrepreneurship is for anyone who has drive and passion.” Petersen is the current president of the new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club, which will allow students from any major to gain experience in a business setting The club will allow students to explore business venture ideas and create business plans, as well as hear guest speakers like the CEO of Hotbox Pizza, Peterson said. “We’ll also have awesome
competitions that will hopefully be hosted by real business professionals where our club members will be able to compete and have a chance to win real cash prizes,” he said. Sophomore Matt Speer, the club’s vice president, stressed that the club wants to reach out to students in all majors. “This club is deﬁnitely not just for business majors,” Speer said. “That’s something we really want to promote. Anyone with an idea can beneﬁt from this club and learn about leadership and how to get exposure for their ideas.” Speer said that he plans on declaring entrepreneurship and innovation as a second major, along with ﬁnance, once the major is approved. Fernhaber said that student interest in the programs is high. He said that 70 people signed up for information at block party and about 45 student came to the ﬁrst interest meeting. “All this interest is even before the major has been rolled out,” Fernhaber said. “There are only a few entrepreneurship courses currently offered in the College of Business. There was a great demand for more courses so that students could continue on past sophomore year.” The community is also eager to be involved, Fernhaber said. “The city of Indianapolis is prime for entrepreneurship,” Fernhaber said. “The community is so excited about this, and they are so ready to work with us and our students.” If the proposed major is passed at the Faculty Senate meeting, students will be able to declare the major and take their ﬁrst major-speciﬁc classes in the spring semester. Petersen says that he expects his education in entrepreneurship to allow him to make big changes and have a positive impact on the world. “This major is all about taking people with passion, drive and excitement and teaching them how to make it productive,” Petersen said. “It’s about how to get your ideas going in the real world. What I hope is that this major will help me channel all of my aspirations into something productive.”
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The news impressed those who frequently go to the theater. “I personally love everything that they do,” Josh Downing, associate director of Health and Recreational Complex operations, said “Sometimes, you don’t realize how good something is that’s right at your ﬁngertips.” Downing said that the standings of other theaters were also surprising. “I’m a really big music fan, and to see some of the famous places ranked below Clowes is very
impressive,” he said. Junior Courtney Hickman has performed on Clowes’ stage with the University Choir and Jordan Jazz ensemble. “It’s great that Butler gives their students the opportunity to perform on such a well-known and respectable stage,” Hickman said. “It truly is an honor to perform where many famous artists have stood. Many students at other schools don’t get such a great opportunity.” Lingenfelter said a lot of the success is due to programming, advertising and promoting. “We’re very eclectic and diverse,” he said, “so we get a lot of different audience members.” The variety of shows is due to the three aspects of Clowes theater: Clowes Presents, Clowes Off Center and Clowes for Kids, which is educational programming for kids typically in kindergarten through third grade. However, that’s only a portion of the shows actually being done, Lingenfelter said. Other aspects that help Clowes bring in shows every season include Broadway in Indianapolis, national artists and other various clients. For example, “The Price is Right” will be at Clowes on Oct. 9. The show sold out in less than two hours, which is the fastest the show has ever seen a sellout. Lingenfelter said that the almost 50-year history of Clowes helps with the ranking. “People do actively look at what’s going on at Clowes,” he said. “There is a brand that’s associated with this building as far as quality of entertainment.” Looking to the future, Lingenfelter said he hopes to stay ranked highly, but there are no guarantees. “The way that show business works is that you’re sort of only as good as your next show, so you’re constantly looking at what’s ahead,” he said. Regardless of future rankings, Lingenfelter has another goal for more Butler community involvement at Clowes, which includes getting more students and staff attending events. “Hopefully, folks on campus realize what an amazing beneﬁt it is to have a performing arts facility like this on your doorstep,” Lingenfelter said. “You don’t have to drive anywhere to go see a show. It’s a pretty amazing thing.”
of those individuals end up trying the drug. McFarland said four classes of prescription drugs are most commonly used and subsequently abused by college students: pain medications, stimulants, anxiety medications and sleep aids. The reasons for the use of these speciﬁc drugs lie in their purposes and expected results. Most students take stimulants to study or party longer, McFarland said. They may then take sleep aids to counteract the effects of the stimulants. Diaz said prescription medications are becoming the new gateway drugs because they seem safer since they are medically prescribed. “There is a lack of a sense of danger, and there isn’t awareness about the dangers,” Diaz said. “They are safe under prescribed circumstances.” Diaz said many students come to campus on various medications, allowing fellow community members greater access to experiment with those drugs. Fifth-year pharmacy major Samantha Christie, a member of Butler’s newly-created Generation Rx organization, said she knows abuse of prescription drugs occurs on campus. “I think there’s a lack of accurate information about prescription drugs,” Christie said. “(People) see it as a prescription drug and not an illicit drug.” One of the main goals of the Generation Rx program will be peer education on prescription medication, Christie said. Christie and two other students are currently working with Diaz and College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences assistant professors Tracy Sprunger and Samuel Gurevitz to establish the program at Butler. Sprunger and Gurevitz attended
a nationwide conference on drug and alcohol addiction during the summer and learned about Ohio State’s Generation Rx program, which is “the gold standard,” Christie said. Members of that organization have visited elementary schools, high schools and nursing homes to teach individuals about different medications and poison control. Christie said the organization is working with Peers Advocating Wellness for Students because prescription drug abuse is not covered by the group like alcohol and sexual assault problems are. Butler’s Generation Rx organization hopes to work with the residence life department Life and Greek Educators, Advocates and Resources to inform those living on campus about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs. McFarland said organizations outside of the Butler community are also available to help students with prescription drug problems. The National Council on Patient Information and Education hosts a website, http://www.talkaboutrx. org, that is related to prescription drug abuse. “It’s not just a concern on college campuses,” McFarland said, “but it is deﬁnitely a major health concern in the United States.” Diaz said the university has ways to assist those abusing or misusing prescription drugs as well. The Assessment and Care Team, led by Sally Click, dean of student services, meets biweekly to discuss issues relating to prescription medications. Residential life is also encouraging students to purchase lockboxes to protect their medications. “We’re working to empower students,” Diaz said, “to prevent the growth of the issue on campus.”
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Clowes ranked 24th KELLY ROSTIN KROSTIN@BUTLER.EDU STAFF REPORTER
In the midst of its 49th season, Clowes Memorial Hall is ranked 24th in the world for ticket sales. The ranking was published and compiled by Pollstar, an industry company and magazine that does all box ofﬁce tracking. Over the years, more than 8 million people have seen more than 10,000 performances. More than 165,000 tickets were sold just last year. The ranking is based off ticket sales from the ﬁrst three months of 2012, in which Clowes sold 43,797 tickets. These sales place Clowes not too far behind other famous theaters. For example, Radio City Music Hall in New York is only six spots above Clowes. No other Indiana theaters made the top 50 list, but not all theaters actively report to Pollstar. “We started reporting because we knew that we were doing very well with sales,” Joshua Lingenfelter, director of marketing, said. “We wanted to start making sure that we know where we are as a theater.”
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use will be able to drop their medications into ﬁve-gallon buckets in a drive-through format. Collected drugs will be sealed in cardboard boxes, weighed and delivered to the local state police post for disposal on Tuesday. Members of Generation Rx, a new on-campus group looking to inform students about the dangers of prescription drugs, will be involved in the collection of drugs. On April 28 a nationwide take-back day occurred, and U.S. citizens released more than 552,000 pounds of unwanted or expired medications at 5,659 take-back sites, Diaz said. “There has been interest (in a take-back site at Butler) in the past, but we’ve had trouble with scheduling and getting the request in on time,” Diaz said. “Any time we can offer a service to beneﬁt the campus community, we want to do that.” Diaz and Ryan said they also want to avoid people dumping these drugs into toilets or sinks in order to be environmentally friendly. Annette McFarland, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, said a key reason for the takeback being held at Butler lies in the statistics associated with prescription drugs. “The use of these drugs (among 18-24-year olds) has exceeded the use of some of the more commonly misused and abused drugs, like heroin and cocaine,” McFarland said. According to a recent study, more than half of all college students will be offered a prescription drug at some point, and about 30 percent
Hopefully, folks on campus realize what an amazing beneﬁt it is to have a performing arts facility like this on your doorstep.
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Atherton looks to provide quality ALLISON HALL AAHALL1@BUTLER.EDU
Many students at Butler University frequent the Atherton Union Marketplace and may know little about the food they are putting in their mouths. Atherton offers food to students every day, but where does this food come from? How is it prepared? How can students ﬁnd nutrition information on the food? Ed Campbell, manager at Atherton Marketplace, said the food comes from multiple sources. “We buy 90 percent of our food from Sysco International Food, Inc.,” he said. “We buy all of our produce from Piazza Produce, which is here locally, and from them, we are purchasing local produce when possible.” Campbell said Sysco delivers three times a week, and the produce comes in six times a week. Campbell said the menu varies. “It’s a four-week menu cycle,
so we repeat after four weeks,” he said, “but every four weeks we are tweaking the menu based on customer reaction.” Michelle Bryant-Jones, director of dining services, said in an email that Atherton does not use trans fat or MSG in its foods. According to msgtruth.org, MSG is a salt of the amino acid glutamic acid that is put in food to trick your tongue into thinking the food is high in protein and nutritious. “All of our meals are made inhouse,” Bryant-Jones said. “We have several certiﬁed culinary chefs on staff, as well as associates that we give on-the-job training to dissect and prepare recipes for our students.” Campbell said a nutritionist is not consulted in the process of choosing the food and that it is each student’s responsibility to make wise choices. Freshman Kelly Murphy visits the dining hall often. “It’s deﬁnitely not ﬁne dining, but it’s food that’s edible,” Murphy
said. Freshman Mariah Sells said she would like to see healthy choices available all the time. Students who eat at Atherton can be more conscientious of the nutrition of the food by checking out the dining service website or downloading the free app called CampusDish. “It’s a great little tool,” Campbell said. “The one pitfall for this is the fact that the nutritional content is based on suggested serving size.” The free app is available for iPhones and Androids. Students can download the app and then select Butler University. Nutrition information and serving sizes for meals at Atherton are available and can be a resource for students to be more knowledgeable about what they are eating. With the new addition to Atherton opening on Sept. 27, students may have more vegetable and meat options when it comes to nutritious food.
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Top: Evangeline Reynolds (left) and Alex Johnson (top) talk over lunch at Atherton Union. Left: Students take advantage of food options in the refurbished Atherton Marketplace.
CCOM dean plans for the future MAGGIE MONSON MMONSON@BUTLER.EDU
The College of Communications, Butler University’s newest college, will move forward with its newly-appointed dean Gary Edgeton watching over the process. “Numerous things (drew me to Butler),” Edgerton said. “It’s unique that an institution has a college of communication, and it’s doubly unique because most of the institutions that have them have been around for a while.” Edgerton came from Old Dominion University in Virginia. He was the department chair of its communication in theater arts program for 18 years and has experience in almost all of the different disciplines of communication. By the time he left Old Dominion, almost 900 students were in his program. He came to Butler for the opportunity to help the college
develop. In a recent survey by the American Management Association, managers and business executives ranked communication skills as the most important in today’s workplace. Edgerton said he sees the ﬁeld of communication growing even further in the coming years. “It is an opportunity to get in on the ground ﬂoor and work with colleagues to build an important unit here at Butler,” Edgerton said. “This is a rare opportunity and something I would really love to do.” Edgerton said he is currently working with the faculty of CCOM to craft the future of the college. He said he aims to make the college emphasize “today’s coursework, tomorrow’s careers.” Ann Savage, associate professor of communication, said that the college plans
to do this through its inclusivity. She said Edgerton and the faculty want to make classes in CCOM easily available to students from any college at Butler. “He wants input from the faculty about the vision,” Savage Edgerton: Planning said. “When he was for the future. asked (about his vision) at interviews, he said, ‘I don’t know enough about you yet.’ I think this was the correct answer. He deﬁnitely seeks a lot of input from the faculty.” In the two months Edgerton has been here, the college has made some decisions about the programs it offers. Savage said Edgerton is interested in maintaining the internship program and
internationalizing the curriculum and opportunities for the students. “He has worked with advancement in terms of having all kinds of initiatives to raise money,” she said. Nancy Whitmore, director of the Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism, said Edgerton has done a lot to involve the faculty. “I’m very impressed with his ability to lead even in this short period of time,” Whitmore said. “He has gotten the faculty together numerous times, and we have regular program director meetings.” Whitmore said Edgerton has been a good leader in this period of transition as the college plans for its future. “We are taking on the task of how to build and grow our programs and how to position our college among the other colleges of the university, as well as in the market itself,” Whitmore said. “I’m very excited and very happy that he is here.”
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Graduates ﬁnd success over time RYAN LOVELACE RLOVELAC@BUTLER.EDU ASST. NEWS EDITOR Some Butler University graduates have found success, but struggled to attain their postgraduate goals. The 2011 postgraduate activity report said approximately 93 percent of student respondents were successfully involved in postgraduate activities within the ﬁrst six months of leaving Butler. However, true success was not immediate for most graduates. “Before I went to Spain, I applied for 100 jobs and didn’t get any,” said Hannah Whiteman, a 2011 graduate who recently returned from a gap-year experience teaching English in Spain. “I was lucky to ﬁnd a job.” She now works as a communications specialist at the Minnetrista Cultural Center in Muncie, Ind. Whiteman said Butler’s Internship and Career Services ofﬁce helped put her degrees in public relations, international studies and Spanish to good use by helping her ﬁnd the job at the center. Whiteman said she misses Butler and would be back if she could be. Chris Parker, a 2012 graduate
with a degree in arts administration, still lives near campus and said he would not have acquired his job as the annual fund ofﬁcer for Planned Parenthood of Indiana without Butler’s help. “I don’t think that I would be as happy as I am now or feel as satisﬁed with who I am as a person and what I’ve accomplished had I not gone to Butler,” Parker said. Parker said while the personal growth he experienced was well worth Butler’s price tag, the ﬁnancial burden has been hard to deal with. “Right now, with the salary I have, I can pay (my debt) off in 10 years, but I know I’m going to struggle for awhile,” Parker said. Josh Slusher, a 2012 graduate with a degree in political science, said he thinks about his student debt almost every day as he works as an executive assistant at BursonMarsteller, a global public relations and communications ﬁrm, in Washington D.C. Slusher said he thinks the education Butler provided prepared him for his current job. “When I was 18, I was willing to take on the debt because I thought the education I’d receive at Butler was worth it,” Slusher said. “You really don’t fully grasp it (the student loan debt) until you leave
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Butler alumnus Josh Slusher stands in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., where he landed a job.
Butler and the numbers become more real.” Parker said it bothered him to watch students leave because of the realization they could not afford a Butler education when he worked in residence life at Butler. Parker said he thinks administrators need to spot students who are struggling earlier to help them make it by. Butler students graduate with $5,000 more in student loan debt
“At the rate that it’s going, it could easily become a university that only people who are well-todo can afford to attend,” Parker said. “It’s going to start kicking students like me out who really want, who really feel like they worked as hard as they could in the crappy school system that they came from, to achieve the right to go to a small private institution and get that nice well-rounded liberal arts education.”
Students in charge of funding organizations Student organizations are not automatically funded by the university. It is up to them to use campus resources. TARA MCELMURRY TMCELMUR@BUTLER.EDU NEWS EDITOR
Butler University student organizations are for the students by the students, and the process to receive funding is no different. Any recognized student organization does not necessarily receive funding from the university, Caroline Huck-Watson, PuLSE Ofﬁce director, said. It is the student organization’s responsibility to look for sources for funding. One way student organizations can get funding is by applying for Student Government Association grants. The SGA Finance Board and Grants Committee started looking at grant applications last week, said Derek Friederich, SGA vice president of ﬁnance. Four grants have been approved so far. Student organizations can apply for four types of grants: general-purpose grants, event grants, R.E.A.C.H. grants and club sports grants. “A lot of organizations really do rely on those (grants),” SGA President Mike Keller said. “The money they have at the start of the year is really not enough to do some of the things that they want to.” Applying for grants is a multi-step process, Friederich said. First, a student organization interested in a grant will ﬁll out the online application and budget form on SGA’s website. That application will be submitted to the Grants Committee and a member will add that application to a pile of applications to be considered. The Grants Committee and Finance Board hear four grant request presentations per week, Friederich said. The organization will give a brief presentation about why they want the grant. The committee will then ask the organization questions to ﬁnd out if the money will be put to good use. “It is the students’ money,” Friederich said. “We check to make sure efforts are being made toward bettering the campus in some way.” The 11 individuals on Grants Committee are the only people who vote on the grant applications. If a grant is awarded to an organization, the money will be in that organization’s account at the PuLSE Ofﬁce the next day. The PuLSE Ofﬁce oversees the accounts of all registered student organizations. The ﬁnancial transactions of an organization happen there, with the exception of club sports, which are handled through the health and recreation department. Huck-Watson said, along with SGA grants, student organizations could get funding from their own fundraising efforts or also from grants outside the university. A representative from a student organization can come in for a cash advance, which is money taken out ahead of time for an activity or supplies a group needs if it have the money in its account. The representative from the organization must ﬁll
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Butler alumni Chris Parker and Brittany Newell, and Planned Parenthood volunteer Robyn Anderson, attend a Planned Parenthood event. Parker is the annual fund ofﬁcer for the organization.
Our only mission is to be an advocate and provide programming for the students. MIKE KELLER SGA PRESIDENT out a form with information about who they are and the amount of money they want. That form is then taken to Student Accounts, as the actual money is not kept in the PuLSE Ofﬁce, Huck-Watson said. After the money is spent, the representative must go back to the PuLSE Ofﬁce with the receipts from transactions and any change left over. The PuLSE Ofﬁce can also be used to pay organization’s invoices or reimburse students in an organization who have used their own money for something, Huck-Watson said. On the 15th of every month, the university puts out cumulative ﬁnancial reports so students can see how much they’ve been spending throughout the year, Huck-Watson said. But students are expected to keep a real-time budget to keep track of their spending. Huck-Watson said the PuLSE ofﬁce holds meetings at the beginning of each year required for all student organizations to inform them of the different policies and ﬁnancial responsibilities they have as a student organization. The PuLSE Ofﬁce will work with organizations if funding issues arise, Huck-Watson said. It is handled on a case-by-case basis to ﬁgure out how the issues happened and how it can be ﬁxed. SGA also requires student organizations to be accountable for their grants, Friederich said. Organizations who receive event grants must submit an accountability report to the Grants Committee showing the receipts so the committee can match it up with the budget to make sure the money was used how the organization said it was going to be used, Friederich said. General purpose grants are subject to random audits throughout the year, Friederich said. The entire SGA budget comes from the activity fee students are required to pay, Keller said. Student government receives about $180 of the $288 student activity fee. The rest of the money goes to each individual class, athletics and into a pool to be divvied up between the different organizations, Keller said. Keller said he thinks the activity fee is set at the correct amount. “Our only mission is to be an advocate and provide programming for the students,” Keller said. “It’s a really solid investment, especially if you’re someone who takes advantage of all that SGA offers.” Huck-Watson said she thinks the fee is doing its job. “From my perspective, I don’t think the fee needs to be raised,” she said. “At this point, the fee is meeting the needs of the students.” The total SGA budget is $748,409 for this year, Friederich said. There is $55,500 in the grants budget. The grants are awarded ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served, so organizations should apply early, Friederich said.
than they did ﬁve years ago, The Collegian reported earlier this semester. Gary Beaulieu, director of ICS, said students’ ﬁnancial obligations combined with the current job market have had some impact on graduates’ decisions, but he cannot identify what that impact is. If Butler’s tuition costs continue to rise, administrators risk fundamentally changing the fabric of the student body, Parker said.
Staff assembly creates new committee KELLY ROSTIN KROSTIN@BUTLER.EDU STAFF REPORTER
Butler University’s Staff Assembly voted to dissolve it Faculty Relations Committee and replace it with a Networking and Resources Committee. The Assembly discussed this as a new way to foster and develop relationships between faculty and students at its Sept. 19 meeting. The new committee will assist new staff members and promote participation within the campus community by strengthening and maintaining a system of resources and support. Josh Downing, chair of Staff Assembly, said the old committee was solely focused on building a relationship with Butler faculty. “We’re already doing that as an entire Staff Assembly through various programs,” Downing said. “It really didn’t make sense to have a committee solely devoted to that if we’re already doing that as a whole.” Downing said that the Assembly provided a positive response to the discussion of the new committee. “It will evolve over time,” Downing added. “It has a bit of a new direction.” The Assembly is working on improving communication and relationships throughout campus. It wants to encourage the use of an online suggestion box, as well as suggestion boxes in Lilly Hall, Jordan Hall and Atherton Union. Cynthia Payne, a new exploratory academic adviser, said she likes the option of suggestion boxes. “I think it’s always good to have a way to give feedback, particularly anonymously,” Payne said. “Having it online is also very convenient.” Other orders of business included a discussion of upcoming events at Clowes Memorial Hall
(The committee) will evolve over time. It has a bit of a new direction. JOSH DOWNING STAFF ASSEMBLY CHAIR for the year, National Cholesterol Education Month, a reminder of NCAA rules and regulations with regard to treatment of student-athletes and a plug for the upcoming Hinkle campaign. Also at the meeting, American Cancer Society representatives presented their goal for Butler to be the ﬁrst university in the entire country to complete all ﬁve aspects of fundraising for the society. The ﬁve areas are: Strides Against Breast Cancer, Coaches vs. Cancer, Relay for Life, Bark for Life and DetermiNation. Raising money for cancer awareness, prevention and research is a cause close to sophomore Lynn Zeheralis’ heart because she overcame lukemia as a child. “It’s such an incredible thing to see people showing so much interest in raising more money for the cause,” Zeheralis said. “Events such as Relay raise money for not only research but also for things such as helping families who need places to stay during cancer treatment or even helping with the cost of treatment.” With all of the coverage at this month’s meeting, Payne said she’s looking forward to attending more throughout the year. “They gave a lot of good information this month,” Payne said. “The Assembly seems like it’s very helpful as far as networking goes, and it helps in learning about different areas of campus.”
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Atlantic 10 run starts slow PETER BROWN PBROWN1@BUTLER.EDU STAFF REPORTER
The volleyball team was the ﬁrst squad to represent Butler in the Atlantic 10 Conference when they faced Dayton last Friday. The Bulldogs (10-6, 0-2) lost three sets to one. Despite the loss, several players thought the match was a great experience. “I thought we really came out to play,” sophomore Kelly Kyle said. “(Dayton) has one of the best environments. They had a huge crowd. It was deﬁnitely fun to play in.” The Flyers (9-4, 1-0) play in the Frericks Center, the third largest volleyball-only facility in college volleyball, according to Dayton’s website. “It was really fun,” junior Maggie Harbison said. “It’s a small gym and they have a huge fan base, so it was a blast.” The atmosphere of the A-10 is a new experience for the team. “It was a lot different than the Horizon League,” sophomore Belle Obert said. “It was a crazy game with the huge crowd and the whole game experience was a lot more fun and exciting.” Coach Sharon Clark said she had eagerly been anticipating ﬁnally being able to play A-10 competition because it was what was best for the program. “For me, our biggest thing is, what’s the next step for the program,” Clark said. The Flyers are the threetime defending A-10 volleyball champions and are coming off a 14-1 campaign last season. “That makes it exciting for us to know that the bar is being raised and we’re going to work to step up to it and meet that challenge,” Clark said. “Our goal is to go out there
BETH WERGE BWERGE@BUTLER.EDU STAFF REPORTER
BUTLER vs GEORGE WASHINGTON Friday at 7:00 p.m. Hinkle Fieldhouse
and compete at the highest level we can.” Following the 3-0 loss at Dayton, the Bulldogs continued their A-10 play against Xavier Saturday afternoon. Butler fell three sets to none. The Musketeers (9-7, 2-0), like Dayton, have ranked in the top three in the A-10 for the last three seasons. “The competition (in the A-10) is very stiff,” Clark said. “Overall, it’s a much stronger conference for us.” The new conference brings new competition and new challenges. “It’s bigger competition,” Harbison said. “I think there’s a lot bigger hitters and height, and it’s a faster pace.” Harbison said that playing Dayton and Xavier was hard, but it will make the team tougher for future games. The Bulldogs get to play Dayton and Xavier again when they visit Hinkle Fieldhouse in midOctober. Butler will be playing many new teams, and with that comes travelling to new places. Clark said this will be one of the biggest differences between the A-10 and the Horizon League. “The biggest differences for us are the simple things, like traveling into cities we’ve never been in,” Clark said. “We’re also excited about showing people everywhere we go how great Butler is and what we’ve been all this time.” Agreeing with Clark, Obert said she is looking forward to going through it all with her teammates. “We’re trying not to just take in the volleyball, but also the whole experience of traveling and being with the team and coaches,” Obert said.
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Junior Morgan Peterson, seen getting ready to set the ball, leads the Bulldogs in assists through the ﬁrst two games of conference play.
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In the chaotic world of a studentathlete, there is an assembly of other college athletes striving to keep everything in sync. This is the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. The committee, made up of student-athletes and designed to provide insight on the studentathlete experience throughout the nation, is comprised of men and women from every school in every division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. It is required by NCAA legislation. According to the SAAC handbook, the committee was formed to offer student-athlete input on NCAA activities and proposed legislation that affects student-athlete well-being. The Butler SAAC’s main job is to represent Butler student-athletes in the NCAA governmental structure. “They’re really the voice of athletics from the student-athlete side,” said Sonya Hopkins, coordinator of academic support at Butler. “They bring forth issues that pertain to them both as students and as athletes to be shared and discussed with administration, because sometimes we really don’t know what they’re dealing with.” Comprised of students seen as leaders on their respective teams, members are entrusted with being able to communicate with higherups, not only on the conferencelevel, but the national level as well. “They’re charged with providing feedback to conference ofﬁcials, particularly with regards to NCAA rules,” Hopkins said. “They talk a lot about national litigation, issues that seem to be consistent across the board with regards to what athletes deal with. “But they’re also involved with organizing community service see saac page 7
Voris focused on Butler’s season despite job opening KYLE BEERY KBEERY@BUTLER.EDU
DePauw University ﬁred its head football coach Robby Long early last week after the team started the season 0-2. “Long was dismissed due to his failure to fully comply with the school’s policies and administrative expectations,” according to a press release from the university. While an interim head coach has been named, the opening for a full time coach still exists. Butler coach Jeff Voris is a DePauw football alumnus. Ken Owen, DePauw executive director of media relations, said that there have been many rumors in the Greencastle area about who the future coach may be, including Voris. He also added they are not considering anyone at the moment. When asked, Voris said he knew nothing about the DePauw job and is happy at Butler. “I’m ecstatic to be here, and I have the best job I’ve ever had,” Voris said. The Tigers promoted assistant coach Scott Srnka to interim head coach and plan to begin a nationwide search at the end of the season. Srnka had been serving as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach for the Tigers. DePauw Athletic Director Stevie Baker-Watson said in a press release that the decision was not based
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on football and the team’s performance this season. “We have been working with Coach Long since spring to resolve several administrative issues under his control,” Baker-Watson said. “We made this decision to terminate Coach Long’s employment because he failed to take corrective actions in a timely manner.” Baker-Watson said the Division III school has not yet thought about future coach candidates. “We are focusing on our student-athletes in this time of transition,” Baker-Watson said. Owen reiterated what Baker-Watson said, that DePauw will not begin the search until the season is over. He also mentioned Bill Lynch, former DePauw coach and current Butler associate athletic director for development, in a local radio interview, but later clariﬁed that it did not mean he was a potential candidate. Baker-Watson left the idea of the Tigers contacting Voris open. “[The decision] would be up to Jeff,” Baker-Watson said. Voris held the all-time passing yards, attempts, completions and total-offense records for the DePauw football team until 2009 when they were broken by Spud Dick. Voris has the Bulldogs at 2-2 on the season after winning Saturday’s Pioneer Football League opener against Campbell. DePauw is currently 0-3 on the year.
Men’s Soccer Butler at Ohio State 7 p.m.
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Butler football coach Jeff Voris, seen on the bench talking to junior quarterback Matt Lancaster, is in his seventh year as a coach at Butler.
Football Dayton at Butler 1 p.m.
Women’s Soccer Saint Louis at Butler 7 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball Duquesne at Butler 7 p.m.
Saint Louis, Valparaiso, Evansville, Wright State and Butler at Fishers High School 12 p.m.
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Heeter has career day KYLE BEERY KBEERY@BUTLER.EDU
Butler junior running back Trae Heeter had a career-high 204 rushing yards to lead the Bulldogs to a 35-14 victory against Campbell in their Pioneer League opener. Butler (2-2, 1-0) avenged last season’s 38-23 loss against the Camels (1-3, 0-1). “Campbell got to us last year, and they beat us pretty bad,” Heeter said. “So we just talked about going out there and getting revenge on them and making it a redemption game.” Heeter said his effort wasn’t done by him alone. “The O-line did a great job opening holes all day, the receivers blocked well on the outside and there were running lanes everywhere,” he said. Redshirt junior quarterback Matt Lancaster went 15 for 21 through the air for 168 yards and a touchdown. He added 61 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Butler coach Jeff Voris said the team played well for all 60 minutes and played more complementary football than it did in last week’s loss at Dartmouth. “The offense and defense had to work better off of each other,” Voris said. “It was a great win against a
Women’s soccer wins on Senior Day Butler is looking to add to their three-game win streak as they play Saint Louis Sept. 29 in their ﬁrst conference matchup of the year. The Billikens (2-5-2) will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to DePaul when they take on the Bulldogs (6-3-1). This is Butler’s ﬁrst meeting with Saint Louis since 2010 when the Bulldogs beat the Billikens 1-0 at the Butler Bowl.
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really good football team. Senior linebacker Jordan Ridley ﬁnished the game with nine tackles. “We were deﬁnitely inspired the whole game just to come out and prove that we’re going to be a tough team to beat in this league,” Ridley said. Butler stays home this weekend to take on PFL opponent Dayton, which the Bulldogs beat on the road last season with the help of a last-minute ﬁeld goal. “This week is as important as any because it’s the next one on the schedule,” Voris said. “And it just so happens to be Dayton, and you know they’ll be ready to play us.” Annual meetings with Dayton have turned into a competitive rivalry since Voris began coaching Butler six years ago. The Flyers (1-3, 0-1) lost their PFL opener against Jacksonville 21-17 last Saturday.
Butler is coming off a 2-1 win over Youngstown State (4-4-0) on Senior Day at the Butler Bowl. Freshman Sophie Maccagnone, the reigning Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week, scored both goals for the Bulldogs. Maccagnone has scored ﬁve goals in the last three games and is tied for most goals in the A-10. She was named the A-10 Rookie of the Week for the second straight week. -Marko Tomich
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Men’s soccer readies for Ohio State The Butler men’s soccer team will begin a stretch of three consecutive matches in Ohio with a non-conference game at Ohio State tonight. The Bulldogs and Buckeyes have played eight matches since 1998. Ohio State leads the series with six wins and two losses against Butler. The two teams last met at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The Bulldogs lost that
match 2-1, snapping a fourmatch win streak. Three years later, the Bulldogs will travel to Columbus once again, and coach Paul Snape said he feels good going in. After a loss and two ties to open their season, the Bulldogs grabbed a 3-0 victory over Evansville. The win gave junior goalkeeper Jon Dawson his third shutout of the season and his second at home. -Clayton Young
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Junior running back Trae Heeter rushed for a career-high 204 yards in Butler’s 35-14 win over Campbell on Saturday at the Butler Bowl.
Cross country wins in Toledo Junior Katie Clark won the individual race at the Toledo Bubble Buster Friday, leading the Butler women’s cross country team to a ﬁrst-place ﬁnish. The Bulldogs placed ﬁrst in the 14-team ﬁeld, which included four nationallyranked teams, by ﬁnishing with 72 points. No. 23 San Francisco ﬁnished second with 86 points, followed by Columbia and host No. 18 Toledo with 92 and 98 points, respectively. Clark won the fourkilometer race with a time of 13:04.8 in what was her ﬁrst race in more than a year. Clark has been named
the Atlantic 10 Women’s Performer of the Week. Junior Kirsty Legg ﬁnished eighth with a time of 13:27.2 in what was also her ﬁrst race in a year due to redshirting last season. Sophomore Mara Olson rounded out the top 10 by ﬁnishing 10th in 13:30.9. Freshman Olivia Pratt placed 13th with a time of 13:36.2 and has been named the A-10 Women’s Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. The women’s cross country team is now ranked 21st nationally heading into the Notre Dame Invitational Friday, where the men’s team will also be competing. -Austin Monteith
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Team completing fall season MARISSA JOHNSON MKJOHNSO@BUTLER.EDU SPORTS EDITOR
Softball is typically a spring sport, but the Butler softball team is more than halfway through its fall season. Butler’s ofﬁcial season is still in the spring, but the team is using a short, eight-game fall season to take stock of the newcomers and ﬁgure out individuals’ technique and skill levels. “We’re looking to gauge where everyone is,” coach Scott Hall said. “We’re obviously out here trying to win, but our ultimate goal is in the spring, and this is going to help us get there and tell us where our focus needs to be.” The team lost six seniors to graduation, and ﬁfth-year senior Kayla Gray decided to forgo her last year of eligibility due to injury. Hall had 10 freshman join the team and will be holding open tryouts to ﬁll the required 25-person roster. Sophomore inﬁelder Kristen Boros, who was named to the 2012 Horizon League All-Newcomer team, said the biggest difference
between this season and last is having to go back to basics. “With so many upperclassmen before, we just went out and played,” Boros said. “Now coach Hall has to break it down a little more.” Hall agrees and said that he feels like he has to do a little bit more coaching now. “We have to introduce the new kids to how we break down hitting and how we do defensive sets,” Hall said. “But it’s neat watching our older ones become leaders and teach just as much as I am.” Even the returning players are ﬁghting for spots, learning to balance the competition between each other and still trying to gel as a team. “We have always had to compete, but it’s a little more intense this year,” junior Callie Dennison said. “In the end it doesn’t really matter who’s on the ﬁeld because we are a team ﬁrst.” Dennison primarily played in the inﬁeld last season, but in six fall games, she has manned a spot in the outﬁeld. “Nothing’s guaranteed,”
Dennison said. “I still have to earn it and be ready to play anywhere.” In addition to competing for spots, the team is trying to ﬁnd its identity. Boros said the team is typically a very funny, laid-back group and expects that to continue this year. “We have some serious ones, but we all just have so much fun,” Boros said. “Someone will tell a story, and we’ll keep laughing forever.” Freshman Alex Kotter is still trying to ﬁgure out different aspects of the team and get to know everyone but said she can already pick out different personalities. “Meaghan Sullivan is deﬁnitely a serious one—she expects perfection—but then we have Jenny and Callie who kind of lighten the mood at times too,” Kotter said. “But sometimes I don’t know whether coach is being serious or kidding around with me. Meaghan has had to tell me a few times, ‘Alex, he’s joking,’ and then I laugh.” The team has a 4-1-1 record through the fall with two games remaining.
Club team revived MARISSA JOHNSON MKJOHNSO@BUTLER.EDU SPORTS EDITOR
Friday nights at the Forum at Fishers are reserved for one thing: bonspiels. Bonspiels are curling tournaments, and though it may come as a surprise, Butler has its own club curling team that competes at the Forum. Juniors Michael Strauss and Steve Bruno, president and vice president of the team, respectively, revived the club curling team two years ago
after it had become inactive due to a lack of interest. “I had only played, like, once before, but its something I was interested in,” Strauss said. “We started practicing with a bunch of old people at the Circle City Curling Club downtown just to learn how to curl.” Since then, the team has grown to 15 current members with 10 potential members. Many of the members are like Strauss, only playing once or maybe never before. Junior club treasurer
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Two members of the club curling team, seen sweeping during a bonspiel, go to the Forum at Fishers to curl every week.
Kyle Werner got his interest in the sport from watching it during the Winter Olympics. He tried it out and said he now loves it. “It involves technique and strategy,” Werner said. “And it’s my one chance at going to the Olympics.” The team recruits at Block Party and then hosts a “learn to curl” event, where they teach a person how to curl. This is how sophomore Alan Butler got involved. “It was something I would not usually do,” Butler said. “But my ﬁrst throw at the learn to curl was right on the button in the house.” The button is similar to the bullseye on a dartboard. The object of curling is to get the stone closer to the button than your opponent. Butler said his ﬁrst curl was lucky, but Strauss said that curling takes a certain technique, although everyone can learn it. “We have had a 260-pound football player at a ‘learn to curl’ and then we have (Werner) at 5’6” and 130 pounds,” Strauss said. “Anyone can be good curler if they try.” Last year the team competed at the Midland’s bonspiel and is hoping to expand this year. The team is working to get bonspiels in Tennessee, Columbus and other places around the Midwest. It will ofﬁcially start the ﬁrst weekend in October.
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The softball team, seen practicing, is using a short fall season to introduce 10 new freshmen to the team.
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activities, as teams, groups and individuals.” Current Butler SAAC president Jared Isenthal, a senior on the men’s soccer team, oversees the four major subcommittees on campus. The SAAC awards committee works with student-athletes to nominate and showcase their teammates. The operations committee focuses on outreach
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Junior Erik Fromm, seen in a game last season, committee chair of the SAAC.
and opportunities on campus. The marketing committee spreads word of events being held and obtains information and statistics on how to better serve student-athletes. The community service and outreach committee is dedicated to giving back to the community through events like a holiday toy drive and other volunteer work. “We’ve really been put in a position to promote ourselves oncampus,” said Isenthal, who calls Butler’s SAAC the voice of student -athletes and said it’s an honor to be on the committee. “We advocate more availability for student-athletes. The whole student-athlete body is important to me,” Isenthal said. In addition to the litigation and community outreach the SAAC does, there are also smaller, though no less important, contributions that are consistently made. Most recently, teams were granted 24-hour access to Hinkle Fieldhouse with a swipe of their university ID cards. Junior men’s basketball player Erik Fromm, who is now chair of the operations committee, said one of the SAAC’s next goals is to get parking passes for senior athletes living off campus. “We just try to ﬁgure out how to make our experience the best possible,” Fromm said. “We serve as a voice for student-athletes. We have events, like the student athlete social and the SAAC awards, which gets more people involved. “But we’re not really striving for recognition—we just want to look out for the other athletes.”
Athletes make a difference BETH WERGE BWERGE@BUTLER.EDU STAFF REPORTER
Butler athletes spend most of their time in the classroom or on their respective playing surfaces, but they still ﬁnd time to give back to the community. For decades, Butler studentathletes have left campus to represent their teams in another way: through community service. “I don’t want to say you’re in a bubble here,” said Darnell Archey, coordinator of basketball operation for the men’s basketball team. “But seeing just 10 blocks from here, there are people in need, it really opens (the guys’) eyes. I know it opened mine.” Archey, a Butler graduate and once the all-time leader on Butler’s 3-point ﬁeld goal list, is in the same boat as most of the men on coach
Brad Stevens’ team. “It deﬁnitely opens your eyes to how fortunate we are and how much we have to be thankful for,” junior guard Erik Fromm said. Men’s basketball players branch out through various organizations, doing activities like reading to kids, working in food banks during school holidays and speaking in schools about what it really takes to become a collegiate athlete. They also volunteer as an entire team at a soup kitchen every year. “At the soup kitchen they all come in and a lot of them, you wouldn’t even know they go there because they’re so happy and optimistic,” Fromm said. “You can see how strong they are. It’s really neat. “And for the kids, you remember back when you were in middle school and how when you saw a
high schooler or college student, your eyes just lit up because you thought it was so cool. It really reminds me of the importance to always set a good example and do the right thing.” Another group leading community service on campus is the women’s soccer team, which begins its volunteer work before most students even step foot on campus for the school year. “We come to school three weeks before school starts,” said senior Claire Milam, a defender on the team. “We practice, we eat—what else is there to do? “We try and give back, especially within our sport.” Along with cleaning up the community, assisting with packaging goods at local food banks and helping out at local events, the team hosts a group of
Photo courtesy of Darnell Archey Seniors Chase Stigall (left) and Andrew Smith (center), seen with Darnell Archey, coordinator of basketball operation, at the zoo during Elephant Awareness Week, both volunteer with the team.
Special Olympics athletes through TOPsoccer, a division of Indiana Youth Soccer. For the past three years—even during the fall season —the group has come to campus once a week to get to know the team while enjoying friendly competition at the Butler Bowl.
“When you play a sport in college it becomes so much like a job, you sometimes forget why you ﬁrst fell in love with it. It brings us so much joy to see soccer bring others joy,” Milam said. “(Volunteering) really reminds us why we play.”
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Showcase will shine light on students GERRY VASQUEZ GVASQUEZ@BUTLER.EDU STAFF REPORTER
Any man impersonating President Barack Obama while performing a rendition of Snoop Doggy Dogg’s “Gin and Juice” in front of an audience may come off as a bit abnormal. Interrupt that speech with a woman blaring rock ‘n’ roll in the back of the house, and most onlookers may become a bit perturbed. To many, such displays are “LIVING CONDITIONS” oddball. For senior theatre majors Alexa Glaser and Starring Tyler Ostrander Tyler Ostrander, however, and Alexa Glaser these displays are simply Running time: 40 min. their lives, the culmination of Sept. 26-29, 8 p.m. knowledge and experience Lilly Hall 177 garnered from their years in Free Butler University’s theatre program. Glaser and Ostrander created their senior project, a production entitled “Living Conditions: A Senior Showcase,” to reﬂect this knowledge and share it with peers, professors and the general public. The showcase will be performed in previews Sept. 26 and 27 and will ofﬁcially run on Sept. 28 and 29. Gloria Graham, a sophomore theatre major who is stage-managing the show, said “Living Conditions” is a senior production centered around the lives of Glaser and Ostrander as roommates. “We have skits about how the little moments in life can cause big changes or how big things in life can cause a domino effect,” Graham said. Presented in a showcase style, Glaser and Ostrander compiled several monologues and scenes, which tackle issues of marriage, freedom of speech and gender roles. These snippets are interlaced with original skits that they wrote themselves. Glaser and Ostrander said the skits properly represent their personalities and embrace their stereotypes in a comedic light. Coming from the same high school theatre program, Glaser and Ostrander had always played with the idea of working together. “We’ve wanted to work together for a long time, and this is one of the best ways we can do it because it’s just us,” Ostrander said. “Instead of the idea of
“As a senior, it’s a nice way to put a bowtie on what we’ve done here.” TYLER OSTRANDER SENIOR THEATRE MAJOR us directing each other—sitting on the sidelines and trying to move everything like a director does—we wanted to stay actors with each other and feed ideas off each other the way actors do.” With this mentality, Glaser and Ostrander began searching through plays to ﬁnd a suitable one to produce. After much thought and frequent meetings with their adviser, theatre professor Diane Timmerman, Glaser and Ostrander decided to gather various scenes and perform a showcase. “We came to the conclusion with our faculty adviser that we are more actors than directors,” Glaser said. “We wanted to work with each other and work off one another instead of having to be responsible for someone else’s work and not be able to direct ourselves.” Glaser, Ostrander and Graham have prepared a production full of both drama and comedy—with personal nuances including guest appearances and pizza—after months of working, planning and rehearsing over the summer and into the school year. “I think they’ve done a terriﬁc job with what they’ve set out to do,” Timmerman said. “They’ve found material that would stretch them in different ways, and I think that this weekend will be successful.” The showcase will certainly be one of the most personally rewarding performances for both Glaser’s and Ostrander’s careers, even though it will not be their last performance. “As a senior, it’s a nice way to put a bowtie on what we’ve done here,” Ostrander said. “I feel like there’s been a lot of inﬂuence in the show based on what we’ve learned here from our professors, from our peers. It’s really going to be rewarding to show this to everyone.”
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Seniors Alexa Glaser and Tyler Ostrander rehearse for their senior showcase.
Tarkington Park to make changes MARIA LEICHTY MLEICHTY@BUTLER.EDU STAFF REPORTER
On the outskirts of the Butler bubble sits Tarkington Park. The nearly 11-acre neighborhood park, located at 39th and Illinois Street, will be undergoing renovations, according to Park Manager Allen McClendon. The park has not been upgraded in a while and things need to be refreshed, McClendon said. Indy Parks and Rundell Ernstberger Associates will be adding a spray plaza, sidewalks, public restrooms, a basketball court, additional parking, a small amphitheater, a café or concession stand and perhaps a dog park, according to Don Colvin, the Deputy Director of the Indianapolis Department of Parks and Recreation. The six tennis courts will remain the same and the playground will be renovated. Some plans are still up in the air. The organizations will be holding a Tarkington Park Master Planning meeting Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of North United Methodist Church just south of the park. These master plans will be updating the 1985 plans, which were written when the park was built. There are two different concept plans on the table, although they are very similar except one includes the dog park. Colvin said that many locals have expressed interest in an area where they can let their dogs loose. “In some ways, we are developing one of their family rooms, whether it be for walking a dog, a picnic, basketball or letting your kids run in the spray plaza,”
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Tarkington Park renovations are much needed and will improve the park facilities for local families.
he said. Amanda Ryan, wife of Butler professor Travis Ryan, has lived in the area for 11 years. She said her ﬁve kids use the park all the time to play ultimate frisbee with neighbors, walk the dogs and attend National Junior Tennis Leagues in the summer. “It is extremely convenient, a huge green area and very family-oriented,” Amanda Ryan said. Ryan said they do miss the bathrooms, which were in the park when they ﬁrst moved there. The new renovations would provide the Ryan family and others with the much-missed bathrooms. The multimillion-dollar question is when the renovations can begin, Colvin said. The plans are in place but the funds are not. He explained that it may be three to ﬁve years before the funds are in place. McClendon and Colvin both think the park is an important place to maintain. “It beneﬁts the community because it is an open green space that provides an open place for people to recreate in the city,” McClendon said. Colvin said the park is important to promote diversity. “The park is so important because it is one of the few places where people of different economic and diverse backgrounds are able to mix,” Colvin said. He also said it is important because it is a gateway into the city for places like Butler and the Meridian area. Find out more about the renovations at www.reasite. com/tarkingtonpark.
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JCA celebrates Debussy CHASE MONROE CMONROE@BUTLER.EDU STAFF REPORTER
The name may not sound familiar, but the sounds, tones and rhythms of Claude-Achille Debussy’s work certainly will be. The French composer’s work has had a lasting impact on music of all genres. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Debussy’s birth, the Jordan College of the Arts is hosting the Debussy Celebration, which will consist of lectures and performances by Butler University students, faculty and guest artists spread throughout this week and next. Debussy, a key modernist composer, is known for such pieces as “Clair de Lune” and “La Mer.” He is most associated with the philosophies of impressionism. On Sept. 29, lectures and a piano recital will be held in the EidsonDuckwall Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. At 2:15 p.m. the following day, a pre-concert speech will be held, and a Butler Symphony Orchestra concert will follow at 3 p.m. in Clowes Memorial Hall. Then on Oct. 2 and 9, lectures and performances will commence at 7:30 p.m. in the Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall. “I think it’s important for students to have awareness of both French music as well as Debussy’s contributions to music,” said Daniel Bolin, chair of the school of music, “just like it’s important to know the contributions of experts in other subjects, like Einstein in science or Hemingway to literature.” The organization of this event is led by James Briscoe, professor of music history and Debussy scholar. Briscoe, a self-proclaimed “Debussy fanatic,” has had a major interest in the composer spanning back to his college days. “I was very interested in French—being a French minor— but also in French music,” Briscoe said. “As an undergrad, I played
cello and played Debussy’s cello sonata for my senior recital, and the obsession really took off from there.” Briscoe presented a study for the Music History Association last Saturday to coincide with the Debussy Celebration. For the presentation, he interviewed 23 current composers about Debussy and his impact. The composers included jazz pianist Chick Corea and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, perhaps the most predominant ﬁgure in jazz today. Briscoe said they all concurred that Debussy was the most inﬂuential composer at the beginning of the 20th century. In his interview, Marsalis said, “Debussy taught us how to organize sensual feelings and experiences through music.” Corea cited Debussy as the single most important composer in his life. Debussy has not only impacted the music of these 23 composers but also the likes of such famed musicians and composers as Duke Ellington, Philip Glass, Bix Beiderbecke and John Williams. “When listening to Debussy, every piece is beautiful,” Briscoe said. “It’s colorful. His compositions evoke all sorts of feelings. Every piece is original.” The key component to Debussy’s work is his desire to make his listeners feel something, whether that was an emotion, thought, idea or experience. Briscoe said the techniques he used to accomplish this goal were revolutionary. As Debussy himself once said: “I love music passionately. And because I love it, I try to free it from barren traditions that stiﬂe it.” “Debussy’s work has a surprise value, in that every time you hear it, you discover a new aspect of it,” Briscoe said. “It’s like looking through a kaleidoscope where, with each turn, you gain a new point of view, a new perspective on it.”
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James Briscoe, music history professor, has studied Claude Debussy since college.
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Principal ﬂutist Karen Moratz has applied to a full-time administrative position at another university as a result of the musician lockout.
Lockout affecting life of Butler ﬂute professor KEVIN VOGEL KJVOGEL@BUTLER.EDU ARTS, ETC. EDITOR The musicians of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the ISO management have been meeting with a federal mediator this week. According to press releases from both sides, the discussion is producing progress. Nevertheless, the musicians are still locked out, and ISO management has now cancelled a third week of concerts. The Collegian sat down with Karen Moratz, Butler adjunct professor and principal ﬂutist of the ISO, to discuss her take on the events and the effects the long negotiations have had on her life and career. What is your history with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra? I won the audition for the principal ﬂute chair in 1989, so I’ve been here close to 24 years. Indianapolis is the longest I’ve lived anywhere. I moved around a lot before that, just in my life. My parents did, so the longest I really lived anywhere was about four years or so. To have been living here for 24, I think it makes me a Hoosier. How many contract renegotiations have happened since you’ve been here? About seven. How are these negotiations different? There’s always some tension associated with negotiating a new contract. There’s usually a feeling, or even a statement sometimes on the part of management, that ﬁnancially, things aren’t going so well. And of course, it’s always difﬁcult being in the arts. It’s never exactly easy. One thing that was very, very different leading up to this was certainly the mass exodus of so many people in management: our CEO going, our director of marketing leaving, the director of development. What was also highly
unusual was the postponement of our opening gala concert. That was a red ﬂag, and we knew we would have a ﬁght on our hands. In management, leading up to these negotiations, things were happening in sort of a “knee-jerk” kind of way. $100 million campaign. $20 million gift. Oh, wait, ﬁre the campaign consultant. And, by the way, the development director is gone. Boom, boom, boom. It left the musicians feeling a little bit like, “Who’s running the show? And what’s actually going on?” Coming up to this, we knew we were negotiating without a permanent CEO in place, without a permanent development director. Without a CEO, who is running the show? We are directly negotiating with the interim CEO, Jackie Groth, who is the former CFO of the organization. Then there’s the vice president of the organization, Tom Ramsey. He is about to retire, so he is not exactly permanent at this point either. The board is not actually at the table, but, of course, they’re inﬂuencing the negotiations. Then there’s the lawyer, also, for the symphony side. The feeling is we’re negotiating with the interim management at this point, so it is all very strange. There can’t be a real plan for the organization in place, not a true one, if the leadership we have there is interim. Essentially, without a permanent CEO in place and with all these holes in management, it’s almost as though we’re negotiating directly with the board. What’s the general sentiment among the musicians right now? Actually, we are trying to remain positive. At the same time, of course, we’re all very disappointed and very sad, and there’s some anger there. We feel like we have to address the job at hand, which is communicating with the public what our story is: that we want to
save the ISO as we know it. There’s some fear. I know some of us are looking for outside work even, things like temporary ofﬁce work, because we don’t know how long the lockout is going to go on. Depending on how long this goes on, we just try to save our pennies and not burn through our savings so that we can hold out however long we need to. Are there musicians looking to leave the orchestra entirely? For my part, seeing the writing on the wall, I was looking around for different jobs. I’ve been looking through the university want ads for full-time positions across the country. There was an administrative job somewhere else that I applied for. The gears do turn in that direction when this kind of thing is happening. Again, that’s what we’re talking about with the artistic integrity of the orchestra. If someone can make a good living at a job and they can be happy where they are, they’re going to be much less likely to want to go somewhere else. But now with their proposals, there would be other jobs around the country that would trump ours. I’ve got to say, kind of a total aside, I am really grateful to have Butler, where I teach the ﬂute students. Not only does it help to have the part-time income, but it also adds a sense of normalcy. All is not lost; I still have my students here. I feel very fulﬁlled when I’m teaching. I actually signed up for yoga teacher training. That’s another thing that’s keeping me going. Something completely different, a complete other universe, and it also ties into my teaching, as far as body work and breathing. Is there anything else you’d like to say about the situation? I see performance majors here at Butler, or music education majors, and I think, “We have to make sure that there is a future in the arts, period.” And the orchestra is part of it.
BREAKING THE BUTLER BUBBLE
Goldenboy brings the West Coast to the Heartland SARVARY KOLLER SKOLLER@BUTLER.EDU ARTS, ETC. ASST. EDITOR
he Los Angeles-based band Goldenboy joins the Indianapolis music scene this Friday at the Historic Melody Inn for a night of artistic guitar riffs and catchy vocal harmonizing. Goldenboy, featuring the band The New Familiar, is on tour to promote its upcoming album, “The New Familiar,” as well as to commemorate the rerelease of its debut album, “Blue Swan Orchestra.” The band is of the indie pop rock genre, with high energy and pleasant vocal harmonies. Nicole Verhamme, the guitarist of The New Familiar, said those who attend the show on Friday should expect to hear songs from all of the band’s albums, in addition to the two albums that inspired its tour. The band is not a stranger to the Indianapolis area. Goldenboy performed at the Melody Inn last spring as a part of its previous tour. “We love the Melody Inn,” Verhamme said. “It is such a great music scene. We actually requested to go back to the Melody Inn for this tour.”
While the Melody Inn—which is located in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood—is a smaller venue, Verhamme said the management deﬁnitely knows how to maximize its space to accommodate the fullest audience possible while maintaining a personal, up-close experience. Dave Brown, the owner of the Melody Inn, said he was impressed with Goldenboy’s performance last spring. “Goldenboy is such a great band,” Brown said. “They blew everyone away when they were at the Melody Inn before.” Verhamme said she is hoping for a full crowd similar to last spring’s turnout. “I really want to see a lot of people that saw us in the springtime back for more,” Verhamme said, “but I would also like to see a new fan base of music lovers just checking out the scene.” Alex Steininger, the band’s manager, said the band is consistently growing in popularity. “We’ve seen numbers rise at a great percentage of increase each time we hit a market repeatedly, so the growth is there,” Steininger said. “They’re touring, they’re working hard and it’s growing.” The performance will have a little
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something for everyone, Verhamme said, and college students will love the high-energy atmosphere and the recognizable elements of the music. Steininger said the band will put on a great show. “Expect them to give it their all,” Steininger said. “They’ll come out and play a really rocking yet fun set. The songs are way more rock-based live, and the energy and chemistry is great.” People who attend the show will hear the musical styling of not only Goldenboy but also the popular local band Thunderhawk and the Tokyo band Zoobombs, which draws inﬂuence from artists such as the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix, Brown said. Goldenboy will perform at 10 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $7 to see all three bands. The Melody Inn is located at 3826 N. Illinois Street. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Photo courtesy of RightOn! PR Lead singer Shon Sullivan, center, and the Goldenboy band in a publicity photo for its tour featuring The New Familiar, coming to the Melody Inn this weekend.
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OUR POINT THIS WEEK: Butler University Police Department should be transparent and release incident reports. | 27-1-8 Butler University Police Department has the power to arrest in certain areas outside of Butler’s campus. BUPD ofﬁcers are also equipped with ﬁrearms and other tools used by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department ofﬁcers. So why won’t BUPD release all incident reports to those who request them like other police forces do? On Sept. 11, a male student shot another student with a pellet gun at Apartment Village. Though the offender could be charged with a crime in Indiana, little is known about who did it. A student committed a crime. But since he was a Butler student and the crime happened on campus, there’s no telling who it was or what has happened to him. BUPD has given a laundry list of reasons to not release the full details of the incident, including the name of the student who violated both state law and university rules. All that is known is what BUPD is obligated to maintain
by federal law: a crime log that reports the bare bones of crimes and other incidents on campus—a simple what, when and where. The names of perpetrators are left out, even in extreme circumstances like sexual and violent crimes. In the pellet gun case, the department opted to not release a full incident report but decided to grant access to a redacted version of the report. This version had names and other key information blacked out. While public institutions are required by law to release full incident reports, private institutions are not required to do so but have the option. And since ofﬁcers at Butler have full arresting powers and act as the sole police force for Butler, they should follow the same public records laws. If someone commits a crime on campus, it is a matter of public safety. Students and faculty should be aware of who committed the crime and how that person was punished so they don’t have to live in fear.
BUPD may not have an obligation outlined by law to release reports, but it has a moral one. Butler isn’t just where students go to school. This is their home. In any other neighborhood, incident reports make people aware of those who may be causing trouble around them. The department has also refused to release reports if the victims of on-campus incidents decide not to press charges. Anytime a report is ﬁled with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Ofﬁce, it becomes public record, and the release can’t be denied. But at Butler, if the victim decides to not press charges, the incident report—including the name of the suspect— stays under lock and key. This isn’t true in the real world. Off Butler’s campus, crimes are reported and the criminals are named, even if there are no formal charges pressed. BUPD must stop trying to protect those who commit crimes on campus, in our neighborhoods and in our
homes. To not release the names of victims of sexual and violent crimes is understandable. But it is unacceptable to not hold law-breakers and ruleviolators responsible for their actions. If students make the choice to commit a crime, they should be treated as any other adult would be if they broke the law. Students are adults who know the difference between right and wrong. Their status as students at a private university does not set them apart from the rest of the world and grant them anonymity when they commit crimes. The rest of the university community may feel as though perpetrators get off with a slap on the wrist in many situations because punishments are not released. BUPD is a legitimate police force, and it needs to act more like one. Releasing incident reports consistently is vital to the community to show students that BUPD takes crime seriously.
Know your rights when dealing with the police Understanding your rights can help keep you safe when stopped by police.
Students and the rest of the community need to educate themselves about their rights with respect to the police. Last Tuesday, Butler University Police Department released a timely warning about a police impersonator. On Sept. 11, a man claiming to be a police ofﬁcer stopped a student and had her complete a breathalyzer test.. The student reported the man to BUPD afterward. The department quickly veriﬁed this was not one of their ofﬁcers and contacted the excise ofﬁcers working on campus this year. However, the ofﬁcers are not on campus every day or even every week. The respective ofﬁcers took several days to make certain this was not one of their ofﬁcers. “To my knowledge, nothing like this has happened at Butler University since I came here,” Ben Hunter, chief of staff and executive director of public safety, said.
BUPD wanted to be absolutely certain before releasing any warnings regarding this case, Hunter said. There have been several complaints about the excise police, but this is obviously a different problem. However, students and other community members can make repeat events less likely— and keep themselves safer in general—by remembering their rights. Any person who is stopped by an ofﬁcer has the right to see the ofﬁcer’s badge. “Our ofﬁcers keep their badges on display,” Hunter said. “Excise ofﬁcers usually do not take any action without a uniformed ofﬁcer present.” “And you can always call BUPD on the non-emergency number if you are stopped by one of our ofﬁcers to conﬁrm who the ofﬁcer is,” Hunter said. “Even if excise stops a
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community member, the person can request a BUPD ofﬁcer be present.” BUPD is also requesting that excise police tune in to the campus police department’s radio so that it can conﬁrm the presence and location of ofﬁcers faster. “We aren’t sure why it’s happening now,” Assistant Chief of Police Bill Weber said, “or what the intent is.” Police impersonators should obviously be considered a bigger threat than grievances about alcohol enforcement. Impersonating an ofﬁcer is a felony. Unlawfully detaining someone is also a felony.
Hunter had a few more tips for students. Whenever possible, walk in pairs or groups. Be on the lookout for suspicious activity, and look out for fellow community members. This person broke the law and should be arrested, Hunter said. But there’s no guarantee the suspect will ever come back. “Some people might think that the attention this case is getting will drive away whoever did this,” Hunter said. “That’s what we want.” BUPD has no leads in the case. Contact columnist Jeremy Algate at jalgate.butler.edu.
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Student-run groups should consolidate
Ready for fall break?
Organizations addressing similar issues should combine forces.
Comic by Audrey Meyer
SGA Assembly: fulﬁll duty to campus and student body Assembly reps need to realize their job is to be the student body’s voice. On Sep. 19, Student Government Association assembly voted and passed the SGA budget proposal. This familiar procedure took place in a matter of minutes with little debate or concern raised about where approximately $750,000 would be going. This all-too-common scenario illustrates an issue that assembly must face—SGA representatives need to take their jobs more seriously. Student representatives are not in assembly just to warm a chair and keep their organization intact. They are there to represent students and voice their concerns about campus issues. By ignoring the power behind their positions, SGA representatives disenfranchise the student body. “If everybody (in assembly) is quiet about issues, then the students aren’t being represented since their representatives aren’t speaking with them about these issues,” SGA President Mike Keller said. The apathy displayed by SGA representatives not only silences students’ voices but also misuses
students’ money. Students pay $288 per semester to SGA through activity fees. So when representatives don’t even spend ﬁve minutes discussing the details and provisions of the SGA budget, they more or less have thrown aside $288 of each student’s money. This ﬂippant attitude is appalling coming from a student organization that is supposed to act as the students’ megaphone to the administration. Keller notes how the current assembly does not recognize the inﬂuence it holds. “The student representatives don’t realize how much power they have,” Keller said. “If they wanted to, they could have completely defunded the Program Board.” The SGA executive board has attempted to stir discussion over assembly votes. From providing background information to representatives before each meeting for each vote to
breaking up larger votes—like the budget—into chunks, the executive board has done all it can without forcing itself into the debate. Executive board members and SGA advisers cannot instigate discussion in assembly meetings. “I really do appreciate when there is discussion, but if assembly doesn’t feel a need to discuss, then that’s up to them,” SGA Adviser Caroline Huck-Watson said. This is sensible since forcing assembly conversation would be akin to the United States executive branch breaking into a Senate vote and dictating how to go through the process. Ultimately, the student representatives alone are responsible for their attentiveness during assembly. Honestly, no clear solutions exist except for student representatives to accept the role they took on. Considering signiﬁcant issues— the Council on Presidential Affairs’ list of proposals and the capital improvement list—are going to be addressed down the line, the student body better hope its representatives shape up soon. If not, then students can count on a continued lack of progress. Contact opinion editor Reid Bruner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a school of approximately 4,000 undergraduate students, Butler University has a vibrant extracurricular student life. When I ﬁrst visited Butler’s campus as a prospective student in fall 2010, around 115 studentrun organizations exist. Now there are over 150 student-run organizations, according to the university’s website. There needs to be a consolidation of student-run groups on campus that focus on identical or similar issues. Overall, student-run organizations are a good component of Butler’s climate. However, when separate organizations for a similar cause are present at the same time, changes need to be made. For instance two similar yet separate groups are Fall Alternative Break and Alternative Spring Break. Also there are the Earth Charter Butler and Environmental Concerns groups, as well as Colleges Against Cancer and Bulldogs against Breast Cancer. Each of these groups has the potential to receive Student Government Association grants, which stem their money from the student body. While groups like Bulldogs Against Breast Cancer and Colleges Against Cancer may not have the same constitutions or mission statements, they are both addressing a nearly identical issue. “I know everybody wants to blaze their own trail,” said Laura Spieth, president of Bulldogs Against Breast Cancer. “But I think it would be smart if everybody that wants to start a group that has similar missions to other groups on campus looked into joining a similar group.” Bulldogs Against Breast Cancer decided to take the independent route when it formed a year and a half ago. Spieth said that during the formation of the organization, Bulldogs Against Breast Cancer heard suggestions that they join
the Colleges Against Cancer group as a subcommittee. However, Spieth wanted the freedom to choose where the money it raises goes, since Colleges Against Cancer works mainly with the American Cancer Society. Situations like these show the importance of having multiple groups on campus. However, with funding, it would be best if some of these groups came together and teamed up to cut down on costs and increase resources. “We’re planning on doing stuff with Bulldogs Against Breast Cancer for Paint the Campus Purple and Pink Week,” said Kelsey Mulverhill, advocacy chair for Colleges Against Cancer. “We are co-sponsoring a breast cancer survivor speaker that week;” she said, “and we’re doing tailgates right next to each other.” The best solution to this issue could come from the organizations themselves. “The best way for moving forward would be a resolution through the assembly asking the PuLSE Ofﬁce and Student Affairs to review their guidelines on maintaining student organizations and on becoming a student organization,” Student Government Association President Mike Keller said. Keller also said that since SGA is made up of representatives of student-run organizations, change coming from the SGA assembly would be change from the bottom up. Such change would be better than reform from an SGA president, which could be perceived as an overextension of executive power. This change needs to come soon so student money can be used by student-run organizations as efﬁciently as possible. Contact assistant opinion editor at email@example.com.
Butler should consider adding bike lanes across campus Bike lanes through campus would beneﬁt the entire Butler community. The addition of bike lanes could beneﬁt Butler University in a myriad of ways. Creating bike lanes would improve the safety of everyone’s commute. Adding these lanes would give cyclers a place to safely ride their bikes without having to weave between the walkers on the sidewalk or trafﬁc on the street.
“The reason I get delayed is because I have to wait for people walking,” junior Thomas Brueggemann said. “It will keep bikers away from regular pedestrians,” he said, “I almost clip someone every day.” People can walk knowing that the possibility of a biker clipping
them or running them down from behind is negligible. This change to Butler’s infrastructure would also ease campus vehicular trafﬁc. Bike lanes would save drivers the frustration of knowing that they won’t have to be slowed down by someone riding a bike at a turtle’s pace. They would also prevent drivers from worrying about colliding with cyclists. The safety of bike lanes might encourage people to casually cycle on campus more often. “If you have bike lanes, it would make you want to use your bike more,” freshman Matt Scheetz said.
Knowing that they can safely pedal to campus, more students might be inclined to ride their bikes instead of driving their cars, reducing the urgency of the parking issue on campus. By reducing the demand for parking, a greater number of parking spaces would be available. All these potentially beneﬁcial outcomes make creating bike lanes an obvious choice. Not to mention there are health and environmental impacts to constructing the bike lanes, such as reduced car emissions and increased student exercise. They are a win for everyone on campus, from students to administrators.
Pedestrians can safely walk, cars can drive at a normal pace and bikers can have their own lane to ride in without any worries. The university could also cash in on this opportunity through the new bike share program. The bike lanes could increase the popularity of renting bikes from the Health and Recreation Complex, thus making a proﬁt for the university. Ultimately, the construction of bike lanes beneﬁts everyone on campus and is an option that should be explored. Contact columnist Rhyan Henson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PawPrints Have you been to a cultural event this year?
BY RAFAEL PORTO
“Yes. I’m a music major, but I would go regardless because they are a way to have experiences.” Katherine Doty Junior Music education
“No. My class doesn’t have the cultural event requirement. ” Marc Campos Senior Physician assistant
“So far, I went to Margaret Atwood’s reading and the theatre’s rendition of Seven.” Joanna Grabarek Junior English writing
“No. Not many of the events have appealed to me so far, but I’m looking forward to the Nutcracker.” Corbin Sellers Freshman Business
Photos by Heather Iwinski
Redshirt freshman wide receiver Brayton Deckard stands on the sideline during Butler’s 34-14 win over Campbell on Saturday. The game was Butler’s Pioneer Football League opener.
Junior running back Trae Heeter (left) and other team members celebrate a touchdown during Saturday’s game.
utler junior running back Trae Heeter compiled a careerhigh 204 yards on the ground and found the end zone twice in the Bulldogs’ 35-14 victory over Campbell last Saturday. Butler (2-2, 1-0) won its first Pioneer Football League game behind 452 total yards of offense in the Butler Bowl. Butler redshirt junior quarterback Matt Lancaster rushed for two touchdowns and threw for a third against the Camels (1-3, 0-1). Heeter put the Bulldogs in front midway through the first quarter, scoring on a sevenyard run. Both offenses tacked on seven points in the second quarter, giving Butler a 14-7 advantage at halftime. The Bulldogs outscored Campbell 21-7 in the second half to seal the win. Senior linebacker Jordan Ridley led the Butler defense with nine tackles. The Bulldogs will continue their PFL slate at home against Dayton on Saturday.
Trae Heeter (right) attempts to run past a Campbell player. Heeter recorded two touchdowns and rushed for a career-high 204 yards on Saturday.
Senior defensive lineman Jace Tennant (55) leads members of the football team in the singing of the Butler fight song following the Bulldogs’ victory against Campbell Saturday.
Redshirt junior quarterback Matt Lancaster (top left), Trae Heeter (left) and redshirt freshman wide receiver Brian Akialis (bottom left) line up for an offensive play during Butler’s game against Campbell on Saturday. The Bulldogs came away with a 3414 victory over the Camels.
Freshman wide receiver Marquese Martin-Hayes (left) and senior kicker Brett Thomaston line up on the field prior to kickoff.
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