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Before Butler grows, officials will answer to neighborhood A 1989 contract with BTNA forces Butler to address concerns. By Hayleigh Colombo Editor in Chief email@example.com
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The Campus Farm and intramural fields always have shared space, but a new grant to expand the farm may cause some trouble.
to play or to plow?
By Aaron Kelpin Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
The resource is space. The players: intramural sports and Butler University’s Campus Farm. The two always have existed in close proximity to one another, but as both are going through times of increased popularity and expansion, the two must work together to maintain a mutually beneficial coexistence. Since its establishment in January 2010, the farm has received strong support from Earth Charter Butler, students, faculty, Center for Urban Ecology staff and members of the Indianapolis community, CUE Director Tim Carter said. “We’ve made every effort we could to be transparent about the farm by working directly with campus operations from day one on the site selection and keeping everyone in the loop as activities continue down there,” Carter said. Though it started out humbly as a half-acre agricultural project near the Butler Prairie and intramural fields, the
Campus Farm has achieved tremendous popularity within the Butler and Indianapolis communities. So much so, in fact, that it recently received a $230,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust to help fund further expansion and promotion of urban agriculture, food safety and organic farming techniques. Dan French, a junior biomedical engineering and chemistry major, helped with some of the planting and
other jobs required when the farm was first established. French said that he supports the farm’s mission to promote locally grown produce. “Food that is grown locally helps to support local economies and also saves on greenhouse gases that are caused by shipping,” French said. But due to the farm’s location, expansion must be handled carefully and strategically. Junior Carl Miller, an in-
tramural supervisor for the Health and Recreation Complex, said the main concern is that farm expansion, along with an increase in the popularity of intramural sports, might cause parking issues. “Last year, every intramural sport had increased in the total number of teams involved from the year before,” Miller said. He said he suspected that intramural involvement would continue __________see intramurals page 3
Faculty, staff and students who shelled out $60 this year for a parking permit might have purchased them directly from Butler University, but the university isn’t the only stakeholder in the parking situation. Butler’s hardly parkingfriendly campus is nestled in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood, and a 1989 legal commitment with the Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Association requires not only that the university enforce permit rules against parking on its streets but also to hold the university responsible for providing adequate parking for those who need it. It also gives BTNA the right to put the kibosh on any of the university’s future building plans.
Before anything major happens, we’d like to see some sort of look about whether the number of student vehicles can be limited. Neil Bloede PRESIDENT, BTNA
Police Chief Ben Hunter said the university could get some resistance from BTNA or the city about starting to build the next project if the university does not have a more comprehensive parking plan. The campus Master Plan calls for the university to develop both structured and additional surface parking in two areas to make up for displaced parking that is lost as current surface lots eventually are developed for other uses, but these solutions are listed as midterm or long-term projects. “We’ve made it clear to the university, before anything major happens, we’d like to see some sort of look about whether the number of student vehicles can be limited,” Neil Bloede, president of BTNA, said. Butler’s lawyers acknowledged BTNA’s concern about the future of on-campus parking and agreed in a Dec. 28, 1989, letter to BTNA’s attorney that it would “continue to provide parking within its borders sufficient to accommodate vehicles operated by all faculty, staff and students.” The university needs the support of BTNA, since it has the ability to remonstrate against any new building or structure. BTNA recently approved building the Howard L. Schrott Center for the Performing and Visual Arts because of the university’s good-faith effort and excellent relationship with it, Hunter said, but parking was a factor in the decisionmaking. “The very tough question and first question they asked was about parking,” Hunter said, adding that the university’s parking capacity will increase by about 20 new spots when the center is built. Bloede said the university and BTNA have had a _____________see parking page 2
Solicitation policy drives food trucks away By Sara Pruzin
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Many students waited in line to get food from vendors at the Student Government Association assembly kickoff. The NY Slice returned after being told to leave last week.
Many Butler University students and staff members seeking a lunchtime pizza slice or cupcake last Wednesday were left unsatisfied. The NY Slice and Scout’s Treats food trucks parked by Norris Plaza for lunch service but were asked to leave before the rush ended because they violated both an Aramark stipulation and the university’s ban on solicitation. “Businesses cannot be here without being invited in,” Irene Stevens, dean of student life, said. Under the solicitation policy, no business can operate on campus without being invited by a student organization and approved through the PuLSE office. Aramark’s contract also states that it is the sole food vendor on campus, and exceptions to that policy must be approved.
The solicitation policy was enacted many years ago, Stevens said, to keep students from being approached by disreputable salespeople. Lisa Moyer, owner of Scout’s Treats, said food trucks frequent other campuses and venues like Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis without any problems. “Our experience at other universities has been foreign to this,” Moyer said. Moyer said business was good before the trucks left, and she would like those on campus to be able to choose where they eat. “We support giving people what they want,” she said. “And they showed what they want.” Freshman Rithvi Melanta, a chemistry and engineering major, was one of many students who ate at The NY Slice and the Edward’s Drive-In trucks at Student Government Association’s assembly kickoff Tuesday.
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The trucks came after being invited by SGA. Melanta said she understands why the policy exists but said it limits students’ choices. “They’re not really taking students away from eating here,” Melanta said. “They’re giving us closer options for eating out.” Moyer and NY Slice owner John Ban said they would like to work with the university to be able to return. “We’d love to come back for regular lunches,” Ban said. Stevens said there is no push to revisit the policy and the administration will be enforcing it in regard to other restaurants like Jimmy John’s. She said they will be informing them of the policy and not allowing them to pass out free food on campus. “We’re going to tell them, ‘This is our policy. Please abide by it,’” Stevens said.
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Sustainability projects put in place Butler ofﬁcials look for options to make the university “greener” to reduce future impact. By André Smith Assistant News Editor firstname.lastname@example.org University ofﬁcials said they are looking at ways to cut out wastefulness, but some students and faculty members said they want the university’s sustainability projects to be more focused. “All the time I see lights on in buildings at night, and even the sprinklers will be on when it is raining,” sophomore chemistry major Kaitlynn Brooks said. “If we stopped doing things like that then I think we’ll be ﬁne.” Director of the Center for Urban Ecology Tim Carter said the university is always looking to ﬁnd ways to cut out wastefulness. Carter pointed toward new energy audit results for Butler that were taken by the center to calculate the university’s carbon emissions. They show that Butler’s emissions were slightly less than other universities similar in size. “The fact that we set up this study was a great ﬁrst step,” Carter said. “Now we can ﬁgure out how we can be more efﬁcient with our energy use. The next step, I would hope, would be for President [Jim] Danko to set up a sustainability committee to try to eliminate unnecessary waste.” The research shows that Butler’s emissions for 2009 were about 27,522 net megatons of carbon dioxide. This is less than Depauw University, which has an enrollment about half Butler’s size but emitted 38,716 megatons. Data also show that 61 percent of all of But-
Butler University Printing Activity Since Butler has installed PrintSmart, printing among students has dropped by 1.4 million pages. Graphic by Erin Drennan and Jill McCarter
ler’s energy use comes from electricity. When asked for information on the cost of Butler’s electricity consumption, vice president of operations Gerald Carlson said the information was not readily available. But he said that consumption has decreased, which is what the university tends to focus on instead of costs. “Our consumption has been recently going down,” Carlson said. “Natural gas prices have been going up, so that is not really our concern. If consumption goes down, then we know we did things right.” Carlson said the university is working to cut down on unnecessary consumption by encouraging students to engage in more envi-
ronmentally friendly habits. “There are some night lights that stay on outside for safety reasons,” Carlson said. “Some students study in the buildings at night, and when they leave, they do not always turn off the lights. We want to try to change student habits by putting signs in the doorways, but we do not always succeed.” Carlson added that the university wants to move away from using steam to heat buildings, instead using hot water, which requires less natural gas to heat. So far, Irwin Library has been converted, and this year plans are for Clowes Memorial Hall to be converted as well. Water consumption is currently not tracked at Butler, but Carlson
said that it is something he expects the university will do soon. Carlson said that it is the job of the facilities engineer to keep track of utility usage, but that position has been vacant for two and a half years. “We do not really track water consumption, but we would like to in the near future,” Carlson said. “It is one of our goals to start.” Administrators also implemented the PrintSmart system during the 2010-2011 school year to decrease wasteful printing. The system allots a certain number of printing credits for each student and informs students of how their printing affects the environment. Project Manager Tyler Johnston
said administrators were originally planning to charge students this year if they went over their printing limit but decided against it. “Last year was a pilot,” Johnston said, “but once we implemented it, we saw a huge decrease in printing, so I said, ‘Maybe we should not charge the students.’ If we can keep the printing low then we will not have to put charging in.” Information provided by Johnston shows that the year before PrintSmart was implemented, during 2009-2010, there were an estimated 5.1 million pages printed by all students. But the year PrintSmart was installed, there were 3.7 million pages printed. “Our goal was to curb the blatant disregard of waste and money by students,” Johnston said. Johnston did not have information on the cost of the PrintSmart program, but said that it was reasonable compared to other alternatives. “I would say it is cheaper and less expensive than other programs,” Johnston said. General construction maintenance manager Craig Hardee said that he thinks the university would be most effective in minimizing its environmental impact by setting up a sustainability program. “If we had a director of sustainability, then we would have a centralized and more focused effort to make a bigger gain instead of several different people trying to do the same thing,” Hardee said. Carter said he believes that the only way to get Butler to improve its environmental status is by focusing on students. “Getting students to drive environmental initiatives would be the most effective,” Carter said. “They are the ones who drive the university.”
NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION CONFLICT MAY SHAPE BUTLER’S FUTURE
continued from page 1 good relationship as of late regarding parking issues but that he is mindful of concerns in the future. “I don’t think we are currently at a crisis point with a respect to the neighborhood,” Bloede said, “but anytime they come to us with a project, we ask about parking.” Hunter said he would imagine that the university would move to create a parking facility as outlined in the Master Plan if the number of students at Butler grows. “Going forward, if you take and wipe out a parking lot, we’re going to have to have an answer about where we’re placing that capacity,” he said. “The need for parking is going to increase as the university grows.” President Jim Danko said he had a “high-level” discussion with Hunter and interim vice president for operations Gerald Carlson last week about parking capacity. Hunter said his chief concern
about parking is making sure BUPD enforces against faculty, staff and students who park on the neighborhood’s streets in front of homes of residents who are concerned about their property values. Bloede said the 1989 commitment created a covenant between BTNA and the university with respect to how the two entities handle certain issues but that it recognizes the university’s authority to deal with problems so long as neighborhood residents are not adversely affected. Bloede said it is a major concern for Butler-Tarkington residents when students who live in rentals eat up parking capacity on neighborhood streets. “What’s important is the longterm health of the university when it comes to parking,” Hunter said. “Anytime you have growth at the university, one of the last things we want to do is encroach in the neighborhood that is the very thing that supports us.” EXCERPTS FROM LETTER TO BTNA ATTORNEY FROM BUTLER’S LAWYERS REGARDING 1989 PARKING COMMITMENT DECEMBER 28, 1989: .... Butler hereby reafﬁrms and agrees: .... 2. To continue its efforts to keep its faculty, staff and students from parking their vehicles on the neighborhood streets which adjoin its campus, except for special events as described in the Commitments; ....
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.... 4. Butler acknowledges BTNA’s concern regarding parking in the future, and agrees that it shall continue to provide parking within its borders sufﬁcient to accommodate vehicles operated by all faculty, staff and students;....
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Students from Shortridge Magnet High School are offered the opportunity to take courses at Butler, allowing them to earn up to 30 college credits before they graduate. Eleven students currently are participating in the program.
Shortridge students immersed in Butler courses By Aly Martinez Staff Writer email@example.com Juniors from Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy are participating in an early college program this fall that involves a partnership with Butler University. These 11 students are enrolled in one of six different courses that meet every Tuesday and Thursday morning, and they can earn up to 30 college credits before they graduate high school. Mary Ramsbottom, associate provost for student academic affairs, has been one of the key developers of the early college program since its proposal. “The purpose of the program is to give select students at Shortridge the opportunity to earn college credit,” Ramsbottom said, “and to experience courses on a college campus in terms of the rigor, expectations and being around a degree-seeking student body.” After a temporary closure during the 1980s to restructure the school, Shortridge reopened in 2009 as a magnet high school
through a partnership with Butler as part of the Shortridge Initiative. “The program’s intent is not to push Butler on these students,” Ramsbottom said. Credits earned through the program are not only accepted at Butler but also at other institutions at their discretion. Of the 21 students who applied to be part of the program, 12 were accepted and 11 currently are participating. Jay Howard, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has some of the Shortridge juniors in one of the social world courses he teaches. Howard said the students seem to be adapting well to the campus environment. Prior to beginning their classes, students brieﬂy met with the six instructors involved in the program. Professor Matt Maurer, who also has Shortridge juniors in his “Introduction to Computers in Education” course, said the meeting was a way to help the students understand the program. “[It was] a very useful activity,”
Maurer said. “We got a sense of them, and they got a sense of us.” The growth of greater diversity was one of instructor Janis Crawford’s initial thoughts when she ﬁrst heard about ECP early last spring. She has two students in her “Rhetoric and the American Democracy” course in which students learn about public speaking and politics. Crawford said this process is an exciting way to get Indiana public school students more involved with Butler and other statewide universities. “[The program will] bring a diverse perspective to campus ,because the average Indianapolis Public Schools student is not coming from the same social angle as our Butler scholars,” Howard said. There is a mutual feeling of hope among the people who are involved with the program. “I hope it continues and evolves over time. Nothing you do the ﬁrst time is perfect,” Maurer said. “It’s our job to learn what is working and what isn’t and to adjust so that it works better.”
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New process helps administrators wade through application pool Freshmen will now have the option of autoadvancement into the professional program. By Jessica Kilcoyne Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org In a year full of changes for Butler University, the highly competitive physician assistant program has instituted a new admissions process for its students. Butler freshmen looking to enter the physician assistant program now have the option of auto-advancement while upperclassmen are permitted to apply for early decision. Mike Roscoe, program director for the physician assistant program, said that the recent changes will be beneﬁcial to Butler students. “The decision to change this year
was to pull apart the application pool so that we are not spending all of our time in one month trying to ﬁgure everything out,” Roscoe said. “That way we try to reduce the error rate, reduce the amount of stress and give more time to our students to make decisions.” In previous years, students submitted their applications by a standard deadline that often caused stress for both the administration and the students. “We were burdening both admissions and registration and records, and it was stressful for the students because it was so late they didn’t know what school they were going to go to,” Roscoe said. Students who meet the criteria for the early decision deadline have the advantage of knowing whether they will be offered a spot in the physician assistant program earlier than students who apply through the standard deadline. Roscoe said that it deﬁnitely will
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PA student Bethany Burrell observes professor Michele Schultz as she demonstrates lab procedures on student Ariana Evenson. help the students in their decisionmaking process. “Our old process was always late,” Roscoe said. “We interviewed in early March while a lot of other schools are already ﬁlling up their classes. So some of our top students were getting into multiple places and had accepted somewhere else.” Audrey Wagaman, a sophomore pre-physician assistant major, was recently told that she qualiﬁed to apply for early decision into the program. “It’s very exciting to have this opportunity for early decision,” Wagaman said. “It’s a bit stressful since we have an earlier deadline, but overall I think it will prove
mostly beneﬁcial.” As for the introduction of the auto-advancement for Butler freshmen, the program hopes that it will capture great students right out of high school. Associate professor in the physician assistant program Jennifer Snyder said she believes that it will bring more allegiance. “It will bring a loyalty, not only to the physician assistant program, but a loyalty back to the university,” Snyder said. Snyder said auto-advancement for freshmen will allow the students to have better experiences. “If the students commit, let them go through Butler, let them experience the core, experience a
Weak attendance policy creates inconsistencies By Kyler Naylor Staff Writer email@example.com Attendance policies for Butler University classes are like the proverbial snowﬂake—no two are the same. Some are aggravatingly strict, others are temptingly lax, but nearly all professors have one. Many professors say attendance policies are put in place to encourage students to come to class and participate and also to penalize those who don’t, providing further incentive. According to the Butler University Student Handbook for 2011-2012, “students are expected to attend every meeting of all classes in which they are enrolled. The deﬁnition of excessive absence, as well as the penalty for such absence, may vary with the nature of the course.” In other words, professors may establish their attendance policies however they want, and it is up to their best judgment to determine whether a student deserves academic action based on absenteeism. With that in mind, professors at Butler said they tend to design their attendance policies not to eliminate any possibility of missing class, but to provide a reason to go. Students said they might be intimidated by strict attendance poli-
cies, fearing a bad grade if they miss class or losing esteem with the professor. Professor of English Bill Walsh understands the importance of attendance but acknowledges that things come up. “I don’t pay much attention to attendance unless it’s spotty,” he said. “Class is about developing skills.” Walsh said it is difﬁcult to acquire those skills if a student doesn’t attend class regularly. “We all believe in what we’re doing, but we also believe in the autonomy of the student,” Walsh said. Walsh also acknowledged the differences between skills and content courses. “A content course is different,” he said. “Sometimes students can get away with being absent.” Since skills courses meet infrequently throughout the week, it is imperative that students attend class to hone those skills, he said. Lecturer of mathematics and actuarial science Mary Krohn has a similarly loose attendance policy but agrees with Walsh on the importance of regular attendance. “Attendance doesn’t count for a grade, but I do take attendance every day,” she said. “Having a record of attendance is good for students on the border. I want to make them accountable.”
Sophomore business and management information systems major Thach “Rocky” Huynh sees attendance policies in a more optimistic light than most students. “Professors’ attendance policies are guides to keep students on track,” Huynh said. “They also can reﬂect the personality of the professor. The departments that are more involved with communication and discussion tend to have stricter attendance policies.” He said he believes in the positive correlation between attendance and academic performance. “It’s logical that frequent attendance leads to better performance,” Huynh said. “Coming to class is also essential to building relationships with your professors.” Other programs, such as the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, have slightly different situations. “My general pharmacy classes don’t really have an attendance policy,” fourth year pharmacy student Bonnie Kaminsky said. “They are all large lecture classes of about 130 students, so professors don’t take attendance. Attendance for our lab and recitation sections is mandatory, and if you have to miss one, you have to let the professor know in advance and make it up by attending a different section.”
Having a record of attendance is good for students on the border. Mary Krohn LECTURER OF MATHEMATICS Kaminsky said pharmacy classes are recorded online, making it easier for students to keep track of material if they miss class, but notes that a recording doesn’t compare to actually being present. “I believe, particularly in my major, that it is important to attend class,” she said. “All of the information we cover in classes is relevant to being able to practice as a pharmacist.” Most professors are willing to allow students an extra chance provided they put forth the effort, especially if students communicate with their professors.
liberal arts education and all the great things it has to offer, and then let them come into our professional phase,” Snyder said. Though this might be exciting for incoming physician assistant students, it could leave upperclassmen wondering why the autoadvancement could not have been initiated when they were freshmen. Snyder said that she can understand the concern, but changes to the admissions process had to start somewhere. “Somebody was going to be in that boat,” Snyder said. “And all of the faculty are sympathetic to the sophomore students because they truly are the ones that just missed out.”
intramurals: FARM AND IM FIELDS CRAMPED FOR SPACE continued from page 1 to grow in the coming years. This means that even with the current layout parking may become more difﬁcult to facilitate and maintain. Because of the ﬁelds’ location, many students drive down and park in designated parking areas. If the Campus Farm were to convert this area into land used for other purposes, the risk of damage being done to the intramural ﬁelds by automobiles likely would increase. Aimee Wilkinson, a junior psychology major, plays intramural Frisbee and tennis at the intramural ﬁelds and said she doesn’t feel there should be issues concerning the space. “As long as they don’t reduce space for playing and designate a new area for parking, I don’t think it will interfere with any of the intramurals,” Wilkinson said. Eric Kammeyer, assistant director of intramurals and club sports, was unavailable for an interview concerning the issue but brieﬂy commented through an email. “All departments—athletics, recreation, ecology and grounds—are working together to create a longterm plan for the outdoor ﬁelds that provides the most beneﬁt to the Butler community,” Kammeyer said.
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Danko: Events should be creative By Hayleigh Colombo Editor in Chief firstname.lastname@example.org
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Junior Allison Hill, a communication sciences and disorders major, assists sophomore Jillian Bugos, an exploratory major, while working at the bookstore.
Finding on-campus jobs proves difficult CPA focuses on solutions By Brooke Deady Staff Writer email@example.com
For many Butler University students, finding an on-campus job is harder than finding a needle in a haystack. “Jobs fill up very quickly,” Liz Freedman, student employment coordinator, said. “Finding an on-campus job is like finding a real-world job.” About 1,000 students are working an on-campus job, and as students’ schedules become busier, there is less time for having a job either on or off campus. “To relieve this stress, we are working with trying to lengthen hours at the HRC and the library to allow for more student workers,” Council on Presidential Affairs member Ashley Torres said. Freedman said that the number of loans and the lack of having a car on campus are the top reasons that students need oncampus jobs.
Because the demand for jobs is so high, there are students working in every department on campus. Some supervisors do not post jobs on the Butler Links U To Employers database, so Freedman would like to remind students that the best way to find a job would be through networking. “Get in touch with staff and faculty and don’t always rely on B.L.U.E.,” she said. As CPA works on the expansion of student jobs, Freedman said she would be interested in working with them, but she wouldn’t be the deciding factor on the issue. Torres said CPA is very excited about the new ideas. “The Council for Presidential Affairs has a lot of great ideas we are working with for Butler students,” Torres said. “Be prepared for a lot of these to start showing up in the next few weeks.”
Jim Danko already might have the title of Butler University president, but he hasn’t yet received all the regalia that comes with his position. That will come this fall. The theme for Danko’s official inauguration? “Imagine the possibilities.” The actual installation ceremony will be Nov. 12, but Danko already spoke to the Faculty Senate Tuesday with his hopes for the larger set of inaugural events that will take place throughout the year. “What I’d like to happen here is to put a spotlight on how much this university’s done that goes beyond our boundaries,” Danko said. An inauguration typically includes many festivities, not just the president’s actual installation ceremony when he will receive the charter of the university and past
presidents’ medallions, Meghan Haggerty, director of programs for leadership and service education, said. To help plan the events, an inauguration committee already is in place to go over their ideas and offer their expertise. Courtney Tuell, director of public relations, said the committee is planning already because November is quickly approaching. Danko said he is appreciative of the work that already has gone into the inauguration. He said hopes that the planners think in a “highly creative way” in order to make the most impact on the community. “Perhaps that week we would have events across campus that would unleash the creative energy of this campus,” Danko said. Tuell said part of the inaugural events would be a chance for Butler’s faculty and staff to show off what makes their programs unique
to the Indianapolis community as well as to dignitaries who will attend from across the nation. Danko said he wants to go beyond typical inaugurations, which only wrap a day of service around the event. “It would be helpful for us to spotlight how much we actually do for this community and come up with different areas where we’re all able to have a positive impact,” Danko said. Tuell said the university most likely will spend one or several days completing a large service project, but that it probably will take place near the end of the year. Haggerty, a member of the inauguration committee, said inaugurations are a great way to shed light on Butler’s academic accomplishments. “It really is an opportunity to showcase what the students, faculty and staff here are known for,” Haggerty said.
Grid improves class scheduling By Christopher Goff
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Students had fewer courses to choose from, faculty struggled to find available rooms in which to teach and Butler University faced a scheduling crisis. It all led to the formation of a new class grid, active for the first time last semester. The grid, a school-wide template of course meeting times, introduced new slots for MondayWednesday classes, a reduction of gaps between courses and an expectation that colleges adhere to the official times more than they did under the old grid. Registrar Sondrea Ozolins said the goal is to spread offerings evenly across the days of the week and the hours of the day. “The grid is like a huge puzzle,” she said. “We did make things a little tighter. We also came up with more meeting slots that would satisfy both the students and the faculty.” Two options introduced by the new grid are meeting Monday and
Wednesday from 1 to 2:15 p.m. or 2:25 to 3:40 p.m., replacing MondayWednesday-Friday slots that met from 2 to 2:50 p.m. and from 3 to 3:50 p.m. “Good idea,” Griffin Richeson, a senior finance major, said. “It gets too drawn out with M-W-F.” The changes followed a 12-month study conducted by the committee of associate deans that oversees scheduling. Joined by Ozolins and associate provosts Mary Ramsbottom and Laura Behling, a representative from each college at Butler serves on the group. The affectionately-termed “A-Deans” approved the new grid in March 2010. It took effect in April 2010 after adoption by the Provost Advisory Council. “We had a grid people didn’t like, so they routinely violated it,” Bill Templeton, associate dean of the College of Business Administration, said. “A lot of us were making up our own class times Monday and Wednesday. So we legitimized those, but we said, ‘OK, you need to comply with the rest of it.’” Templeton said the committee
had to break a logjam. “Getting a classroom at 9:30, 11 or 1 on Tuesday or Thursday was practically impossible. He said part of what we were trying to do is create a grid that was more attractive at other times. Let’s use the whole day and the whole week to get students a reasonable schedule.” Several periods begin sooner in the afternoon, and the new grid thus ends the schedule of day classes sooner, with the last adjourning at 5:05 p.m. as opposed to 5:30 p.m. Some committee members are still taking a wait-and-see approach. “It’s early in the process,” said Bruce Clayton, associate dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. “I think the intent is certainly good. It opens up greater flexibility for all colleges.” Ozolins said professors can still schedule off the grid with cause despite a more hard-line approach against the practice. “In a perfect world, everyone stays on the grid,” she said. “The grid itself tries to be neutral. It’s just a tool, not a mandate.”
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sports the butler collegian
ONE FOR THE BOOKS
Huck shines as Bulldogs win opener By Lance Rinker Sports Editor email@example.com
The Butler football team opened its season in record-breaking fashion Saturday en route to beating Albion 31-17. Senior quarterback Andrew Huck etched his name in Butler lore, completing his first 19 passing attempts. Dwayne Ewing (2001) and Matt Kobli (2008) shared the old record for consecutive completions with 12. Kobli also set his mark against Albion. “The record is cool to have,” Huck said, “But I couldn’t get that done without good line protection and my guys outside making plays. It definitely wasn’t a one-man show out there.” Huck led the Bulldogs to a 31-3 halftime lead by throwing for 212 yards and three touchdowns, including a 19-yard strike to senior receiver Zach Watkins to end the second quarter. Huck finished with 235 passing yards. Butler’s 273 first-half yards more than doubled Albion’s 116. The Bulldogs’ offensive onslaught was put on ice in the second half, with Albion holding Butler scoreless on 45 yards of offense. “We didn’t show the mental toughness necessary to come out of halftime and play like it’s 0-0,” Butler head coach Jeff Voris said. “You’re going to have hiccups, but I was proud of our effort and the way we played today.” Behind a stellar performance by junior running back Clinton Orr, Albion mounted
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Senior quarterback Andrew Huck (right) drops back to pass as senior wide receivers Jordan Koopman (center) and Zach Watkins run their routes during Butler’s 31-17 Saturday win over Albion. Huck set a new school record when he completed his first 19 pass attempts, shattering the previous record of 12 in one game. a second-half comeback, cutting its deficit to 31-17 with about 12 minutes to play in the fourth quarter. Orr, who finished second in Division II for all-purpose yards last season, rushed for 39 of his 85 yards in the second half, including a third-quarter touchdown run from the goal line. “He [Orr] is a good football player,” Voris said. “The only way you defend a guy like that is to get 11 guys in the right spot and fit
in the right place. We did that pretty consistently.” Sophomore running back Trae Heeter helped the Bulldogs stave off Albion’s comeback attempt and seal the victory. Butler handed off to Heeter four times on its final possession to run the clock out on the Britons’ chances. The Bulldogs will look to continue their success Saturday as they travel to Terre Haute to play the Indiana State Sycamores at
Memorial Stadium. Butler’s defense will be put to the test against the Sycamores. Indiana State amassed 351 points and found the end zone 48 times last season, both school records. In order to overcome the Sycamores, Huck and the Bulldogs will need to stay focused on the high goals they have set for themselves. “Our expectations are to return to the ’09 stature, win some games and eventually win a championship,” Huck said.
Bulldogs upset coach’s old team
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Junior midfielder Rachel Scott (left) moves the ball down the pitch as sophomore midfielder Mary Allen (center) looks on during the Bulldogs’ 2-1 win versus Eastern Michigan on Friday.
Comeback win gives Butler perfect weekend By Zach Ervin Sports Staff Writer email@example.com The Butler women’s soccer team played two matches over the weekend, beating Eastern Michigan at home 2-1 before traveling to Eastern Illinois and coming away with a 3-2 victory. The Bulldogs (4-2) got off to a slow start Friday versus Eastern Illinois, giving up two goals in the first 25 minutes. Junior Kristin Germann accounted for both Eastern Illinois goals, and Butler found itself facing a 2-0 halftime deficit. “It was a pretty unlucky situation,” sophomore defender Ali Backscheider said. “The ball got behind us, and we got broken down.” Putting pressure on the Panthers (0-4-1) with a more attacking formation, the Bulldogs got their first breakthrough when sophomore Nikki Hafele scored a header in the 54th minute. Junior Katie Griswold wasted no time in extending Butler’s lead, scoring a penalty kick just two minutes later. The game-winner came from freshman Elise Kotsakis in the 69th minute. With a lead, the Bulldogs were able to switch back to a more conservative formation
and hold on for the victory. Sophomore Jackie Hafele said coming back against the Panthers was simply a matter of the team believing in each other and in themselves. “The coaches were very positive, and they knew we would win if we played our game,” Hafele said. “Once they instilled that in us we were all like, ‘Yeah, we can do this.’” Two days earlier, the Bulldogs played host to Eastern Michigan, picking up a 2-1 victory. With the game knotted at 1-1, Jackie Hafele scored a header on a corner pass from freshman Stephanie Kaylor. “I knew it was going to be our last chance, and I just got a head on it,” Hafele said. “I knew I had to be ready once my name got called. It was a great ball, and I just kind of pinned my mark off and scored.” The goal gave Butler the win and kept Eastern Michigan (0-3-1) winless. Despite the pair of wins, the Bulldogs realize there is room for improvement. “One of our main goals is to get a shutout or at least try not to get scored on as early,” Backscheider said. The Bulldogs will take the field again this weekend when they play Southeast Missouri State and Louisville in the University of Kentucky Tournament.
The possible results of a soccer match are a win, a tie and a loss. For the Butler men’s soccer team, it took just three games to pick up one of each. On Sunday, the Bulldogs (1-1-1) wrapped up the Michigan Invitational with a 1-1 tie, following two scoreless overtime sessions against Oakland. The first 80 minutes of regulation time saw no goals. However, just two seconds past the 80-minute mark, redshirt junior midfielder Jeff Cheslik put a ball through the posts off a corner kick, giving the Golden Grizzlies (0-2-1) a 1-0 advantage. Butler’s offense quickly rebounded with a goal seven minutes later by sophomore midfielder Adam Glanzer. Glanzer found the back of the net thanks to a deflected loose ball by Oakland’s goalkeeper. Glanzer’s goal would be the last of the match, although sophomore forward Adekunle Oluyedun just barely missed a header off a pass from sophomore forward Blake Leyden with 30 seconds left in the second overtime period. Oakland outshot the Bulldogs 23-14, including 10-8 in
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shots on goal. Butler kicked off the invitational Friday with a 2-1 win against host Michigan. The victory secured head coach Paul Snape’s first career win, which was even sweeter considering that it came against the team he helped lead from 2002-2010. “It was a great team victory and a great victory for the coaches,” junior defenseman and team captain Jared Isenthal said. Early on, it did not look like Snape would have much to celebrate. The Wolverines (0-4) found the net first with a goal by sophomore midfielder Fabio Pereira 26 minutes into the match. Pereira’s strike would be the only goal of the first half. The Bulldogs came out strong in the second half. Oluyedun passed the ball to sophomore forward Austin Oldham, who sent a shot bouncing off the post and into the goal to tie up the contest. The goal was Oldham’s team-leading second of the season. Butler continued to attack with another goal just seven minutes later by Oluyedun. Freshman midfielder Bryce Howard fed the ball to Oluyden, who fired a shot into the net from the 12-yard mark. Michigan responded to
the Bulldogs’ attack by taking 13 shots, six on goal. Freshman goalkeeper Andy Holte, who was making his first career collegiate start, had a top-notch performance and held Michigan scoreless in the second half. His biggest save came when he blocked a penalty kick with 11 seconds remaining in the game. “Andy pulled off a great thing,” Snape said. “He was terrific.” The win was a big one for Butler, as the Wolverines were formerly ranked No. 9 in the nation this season and traveled to the College Cup Final Four last year. “We were hungry for a win,” junior goalkeeper Matt Soyka said. “We were confident with our preparation, how hard we worked and our team chemistry. That’s what sets us above other teams.” Northern Illinois captured the invitational championship with a shutout victory against Michigan on Sunday. The Bulldogs will head to Dayton, Ohio, Sept. 9 for the Dayton Invitational, where they will take on Western Illinois and Houston Baptist. The Leathernecks (2-3-1) of Western Illinois are coming off a thrilling victory, while the Houston Baptist Huskies (1-4) are currently on a three game losing streak.
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Bulldogs rebound after early struggles By Zach Ervin Sports Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Another weekend, another road trip. Traveling has encapsulated the season so far for the Butler women’s volleyball team. Over the weekend, the Bulldogs (2-6) took their talents to Portland, Oregon. There they participated in the Portland Classic, losing three matches but also grabbing their ﬁrst win of the young season. Butler lost its ﬁrst match in the Classic to host Portland 3-1 on Thursday, dropping the Bulldogs to 0-4 on the season. Against the Pilots (2-2), Butler opened the match by winning the ﬁrst set 25-20 before falling in the next three. Freshman outside hitter Kelly Kyle led the team with 13 kills and had personal bests in digs and blocks, with 15 and four, respectively. The Bulldogs were right back at it on Friday, beginning the day with a match against Big 12 member Texas A&M. Butler struggled to get anything going against the Aggies (5-0). The Bulldogs scored 20 points just once in the match and fell 3-0. “[Texas A&M] is a really
strong serving team, ” freshman defensive specialist Brooke Ruffolo said. “We had a lot of leadership on the court, and we were able to stick with them [the Aggies] most of the game.” Kyle again led the Bulldogs with 10 kills, and sophomore Maggie Harbison led all players with four blocks. The breakthrough for the Bulldogs came in the second game of Friday’s double-dip when Butler swept Nevada 3-0. The Bulldogs opened the match with a 25-21 set victory over the Wolf Pack (0-5) and then proceeded to grab the ﬁnal two sets in nail-biting fashion, 29-27 and 27-25. “We had some good late game pushes, and we were able to ﬁnish those games,” Kyle said. “We were able to close in three [games], which is great because we got our ﬁrst win. “ Butler’s ﬁnal match in the Classic was Saturday versus Pac-12 member Washington State. After losing the ﬁrst two sets, the Bulldogs picked up the third set 25-23. The Cougars (5-1) proved to be too strong, however, as they took the deciding set 26-24. Kyle had another strong match, recording 12 kills and _________ see volleyball page 12
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Junior setter Gina Vera passes to a teammate. Vera’s efforts proved fruitful as she ﬁnished with 38 assists yesterday in Butler’s win over Chicago State.
The season is almost here! Tomorrow the defending champion Green Bay Packers take on the Saints from New Orleans. This game matches up two contenders to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Last year the Packers did just that in winning it all while the Saints ﬂamed out and lost to the Seahawks in the wild card round. I bring this up, not to sour those Saints fans who remain loyal to Drew Brees but to make a point: the results from last year really don’t matter a whole lot anymore. The Saints offense is considered one of the league’s best, but so is the Packers’ defense. Which of these will prevail? In the NFL, it is hard to predict such things, but in fantasy football, those people who correctly project which players will excel in a given matchup are the owners of a victorious team come Tuesday. Here are some players who I think will excel in matchups this week. I look for Kevin Kolb to target Larry Fitzgerald early and often. The Arizona Cardinals should have the ball on offense quite a bit against the Carolina Panthers. Kolb could post some big num-
bers in this game. Brandon Marshall should return more to form this season after posting only three touchdowns last year. He is still one of the most talented wide receivers in the game, and the Dolphins have struggled to generate any form of a rushing attack. The New England Patriots should jump out to an early lead, forcing the Dolphins to throw the ball to catch up. Wide receiver Lee Evans seems to have a good connection with Joe Flacco in just a short amount of time. Evans can be hit or miss, but his hits tend to be for explosive results. This is more of a gut-feeling call that Evans will outrun the Pittsburgh Steelers’ secondary on multiple occasions, as they have perennially been prone to the deep ball. Running back Mike Tolbert has been getting the goal line work for the San Diego Chargers so far in the preseason. That is a promising sign, as the Minnesota Vikings lost some key components along the defensive line. The Chargers could exploit that weakness, especially in the red zone. If your league starts a team defense, take a ﬂier on the Cleveland Browns’ defense this week versus the lowly “Bungles.” They have looked good so far in the preseason against better offensive lines than the Bengals have. Also, the Bengals are starting a rookie quarterback. Contact sports staff writer Jerren Fair at email@example.com.
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OVERTIME: NHL needs to act on player deaths
he National Hockey League has been confronted with one of the most terrifying issues in the history of professional sports. While the other three major American professional sports leagues are dealing with lockout issues (National Basketball Association), post-lockout issues (National Football League) and boring postseason races (Major League Baseball), the NHL is faced with a frightening problem: its players are dying. We are not talking about dyingat-a-ripe-old-age dying. We are talking about men under the age of 40 possibly taking their own lives. Something has to change. Something has to be done to prevent pro-
fessional athletes from even thinking about committing suicide. This NHL offseason has seen three men, all known as “enforcers” on the ice, die under suspicious circumstances. The ﬁrst of the three was Derek Boogaard, who passed away at the age of 28 on May 13 from consuming a mix of alcohol
and oxycodone. Rick Rypien, 27, died three months later on Aug. 15. His death was ruled a suicide. Most recently, Wade Belak, 35, was found dead in a Toronto condominium. While his death is currently under investigation, it too is thought to be a suicide. It would be easy to blame these deaths on the hard-hitting nature of being an NHL enforcer. All three men regularly took part in on-ice ﬁghting and threw their weight around when and where they could. We are not looking at a concussion problem though. Sure, ﬁghting and hard hits took their toll on all three men. The real problem is more difﬁcult to solve, diagnose
and deal with. Boogaard, Rypien and Belak have all been connected to depression. Rypien in particular suffered from depression for at least 10 years. The stressors of competing in professional sports day in and day out were possibly too much for these men. When someone who is depressed is part of a major sports organization, however, something should be done to help. Professional sporting leagues need to do everything in their power to help their athletes. Without them, the executives and the owners would not make a cent and would likely be out of work. There is some help available.
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Wade Belak (left) engages in a ﬁght with Derek Boogaard in a game between Belak’s Panthers and Boogaard’s Wild in 2008. Boogaard died from a lethal mix of alcohol and oxycodone in May, while Belak died of a possible suicide in August. Both were believed to have suffered from depression.
“NHL teams have psychologists, the league and the [NHL players’] union have a substance abuse and behavioral health program that covers players for up to two years after they leave the game, and the union has a program to help players ﬁnd careers after hockey,” according to Yahoo! Sports writer Nicholas Cotsonika, Clearly, this is still not enough. The ﬁght against depression and other mental health problems needs to start at youth league levels. Children may not fully grasp the seriousness of depression, but schooling NHL hopefuls in what depression is and how to get help should be the ﬁrst step for the NHL. This schooling needs to go on past youth hockey too. The NHL or its players union should establish a yearly seminar where the main topic is depression. It may be one of those things that players groan about each season, but if it helps one player, it is worth the time and money. More needs to be done for current and former NHL players as well. The league would beneﬁt from a “mental disabled list,” similar to MLB. Team physicians, doctors and psychologists also need to keep an eye on those that they feel are struggling and keep them off the ice. Then they need to monitor them inside and outside of the locker room. As far as former NHL players are concerned, the substance abuse and behavior program that covers retirees for two years after they retire needs to have lifetime coverage. This may cost more money, but it will also prevent more heartaches. Accidental deaths and suicides should not be part of everyday life. The NHL needs to realize this and act now, before things have a chance to get worse. Contact sports editor Colin Likas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cross country starts strong By Luke Shaw Sports Staff Writer email@example.com The 90-degree heat did not stop the Butler women’s cross country team from scorching its opponents at the season-opening Illini Challenge last Friday. The women’s team ﬁnished on top of the challenge with a score of 16. Purdue ﬁnished in second place, tallying 51 points. The men’s team also had a strong showing. The Bulldogs took second place overall with a score of 62. Illinois’ 21 points allowed them to capture the championship. In the women’s race, Butler had runners ﬁnish in the top
four spots of the 4-kilometer competition. Freshman Mara Olson had an exceptional ﬁrst race, ﬁnishing with a ﬁrst-place time of 14:45. Junior Becky Howarth crossed the line just nine seconds later to capture second place. Rounding out the top four were sophomore Shelbi Burnett, who ﬁnished third with a time of 14:58, and junior Kaitlyn Love, who ﬁnished eight seconds behind Burnett. Freshman Erica Carlson took eighth place with a time of 15:21, while freshman Chelsea Stephen completed the race just one second after her and grabbed ninth place.
In the men’s 6-kilometer race, sophomore Callum Hawkins put up a ﬁght for ﬁrst place but had to settle for a runner-up ﬁnish. Hawkins’ time of 18:51 put him one second behind the eventual winner, Illinois senior Chris DeSilva. “It was a slower race,” Hawkins said. “The heat does affect [us] a lot, but everyone is in the same situation. The women’s team did very well, and for the guys it was there, but it just didn’t click.” Sophomore Craig Jordan came in second for Butler and in 10th place overall with a ﬁnishing time of 19:20. Junior Kevin Oblinger was
Butler’s third ﬁnisher. His time of 19:39 was good for 15th place overall. Freshmen David Ford (23rd) and Kodi Mullins (29th) were the fourth and ﬁfth ﬁnishers for the Bulldogs, respectively. “The women’s race went well, but the guys kind of had a tough one,” Oblinger said. “We all got out there and really grinded on the course, so it was a good effort overall as a team.” Neither Butler squad sent out all of its top runners since the Challenge was both teams’ ﬁrst meet of the season. Both teams will compete at the Indiana Intercollegiates on Friday Sept. 16 at Indiana University.
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Sophomore Callum Hawkins (left) ﬁnished runner-up in the Illini Challenge on Friday.
Athletic teams strong in classroom
By Luke Shaw Sports Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to earn this prestigious award, a team has to have a collective GPA of 3.5 or better. The men’s golf team’s GPA was 3.53. For several athletic teams at Butler, hard The President’s Recognition honor was work occurs not only during practice but also the second award earned by the squad. The in academics. Bulldogs were also recipients of the All-AcThe men’s and womademic Team award for en’s tennis and men’s golf having a collective GPA teams have received team greater than 3.0. academic awards for their Head coach Bill Matdedication and success in tingly said he realizes the classroom. how impressive his The tennis squads reteam’s accomplishment ceived the Intercollegiate is. Tennis Association’s Aca“We have a lot of demic Award for having tough majors, like phara collective GPA of 3.2 macy and ﬁnance,” Mattingly said. “These guys or higher. The women’s Bill Mattingly work hard, and school team also had the university’s highest team GPA Men’s head golf coach comes ﬁrst.” Senior Alex Walker of 3.63. gave credit for the awards Just 43 other universito Butler’s faculty and staff. ties across the nation had a men’s and wom“The professors here make accommodaen’s team that received an Academic Award. tions so you can excel on and off the course,” Also, the Butler men’s golf team earned Walker said. President’s Recognition from the Golf CoachOnly ﬁve other Division I teams received es Association of America for the second year the President’s Recognition honor. in a row.
“These guys work hard, and school comes ﬁrst.”
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Penrod brings arts to the area
MUSIC Local bands will perform both here at the Rock Stage and at the Jazz Stage and WFYI/Katz & Korin Blues Tent. Expect Cynthia Layne, Uptown Quartet and Gordan Bonham. Want something more classical? The symphony stage in the blue section will host the Indianapolis Men’s and Women’s Choruses and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir.
It’s one of the biggest arts events in the city, and it takes place right in our backyard at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. More than 20,000 people come annually to the Penrod Arts Fair to enjoy live music, local cuisine and plentiful art. With—hopefully—not too much homework piling up quite yet, walk the 10 minutes to the IMA this Saturday to experience the best of Indy’s art scene. Penrod Society chairman Jake Sturman told us what to expect. BY PETE WELDY HISTORY Penrod. Surprise, surprise—the name isn’t an acronym. It’s actually the name of a fictional character created in 1914 by Booth Tarkington, one of only three individuals to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction twice. Tarkington, like the 12-year-old boy of his creation, was from Indianapolis.
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THE PENROD SOCIETY In 1967, 12 men latched onto the name of Tarkington’s fictional character and founded the Penrod Society with a mission that focused on “the cultivation, encouragement and development of public interest in and support of [the] arts.” Their main event, the Penrod Arts Fair, now is in its 45th year and is the largest event of its kind in the Midwest.
Tickets are $12 if purchased in advance at Marsh, MainStreet, Hubbard & Cravens or the IMA and $17 at the gate. Sturman said 100 percent of proceeds go to various arts organizations such as the IMA, Sugar Creek Arts Center and different ballets.
Plenty of Indianapolis talents perform throughout the day at Penrod. At the Performing Arts Stage, expect dance companies such as Dance Kaleidoscope, the Indianapolis School of Ballet and the Extreme Rhythm Project.
As in years past, Penrod will provide free transportation for those who wish to park at Clowes Memorial Hall. That makes for an easy ride for Butler students. A free bike corral will be located off the Central Canal Towpath at the Pony Truss Bridge entrance to the IMA.
The private art vendors at Penrod come from nearly all 50 states. This year, there were 600 vendor applications for 350 spots. “Local art critics formed a jury that awarded the available spots, but it’s always tough making those decisions,” Sturman said.
Embrace your neighborhood farmer Happy Going Local week, Butler! While you may have missed the first couple of days, make up for it the rest of the week by celebrating in style. There isn’t one central event; instead, do something on a personal level. Consider volunteering at Butler’s Campus Farm during one of their regular volunteer hours. Visit www.butlercampusfarm.com for more details. Visit the farmer’s market on Broad Ripple Avenue Saturday morning, or one of the city’s restaurants that uses locally grown products, like Café Patachou, the Earth House Café or Bjava Coffee and Tea.
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Butler to bring back The Fray By Anne Carpenter Assistant A&E editor email@example.com
Photo by Rachel Anderson WORLD PREMIERE AT MUSIC SCHOOL: Trevor Fanning, graduate choral conducting assistant, helps prepare the Butler Chorale for their
student showcase performance this Sunday at Clowes Memorial Hall. The show will commemorate Sept. 11.
Music school opens season with world premiere
By Caitlin O’Rourke A&E editor firstname.lastname@example.org The school of music is opening the school year with a world premiere number inspired by the Nostradamus prophecy for the end of the world and the weather catastrophes of Japan in March. The Butler School of Music Showcase Concert will feature performances from Butler’s Chorale and University Choir, Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. “[The concert] gives us a chance to hit the ground running and provides great motivation to get up to performance-quality levels quickly right at the beginning of the year,” professor Robert Grechesky, director
of bands, said. “If we didn’t have such talented students, there is no way we could have a performance ready in two and a half weeks of school.” The Wind Ensemble will tackle the world premiere of “The End of the World,” composed by composer-in-residence Michael Schelle. He said he originally planned to write a piece about the Nostradamus “doomsday prophecy,” but his Japanese wife’s sadness about the 2011 disasters inspired him to make a piece which combines both elements. “It’s always exciting to do a world premiere, but it’s also very rewarding,” Grechesky said. “It is very important to the music profession and the art world to
bring new works into existence, and our commitment to that has always been a significant part of our band program here at Butler.” Schelle said that although it is a challenging, professional piece, Butler’s “fantastic young musicians” have stepped up “big time.” Junior Butler Chorale member Doug Johnson similarly praised his classmates. “Practices have been very intensive and productive so far,” Johnson, a voice major, said. “The Chorale is lucky to have top-notch student musicians. Everyone really pulls their weight.” The Wind Ensemble also will be performing “Lincoln Portrait” by Aaron Copland. It combines music with text from Copland’s writing. The narrator of the piece will be special guest Chris
Wright, chief meteorologist for WTHR. It will be performed with a multimedia presentation. The Chorale will perform American works, including one from Abbie Betinis, who set text from the Book of Psalms to music the day after Sept. 11 in response to the tragedies. The Symphony Orchestra will perform a Leonard Bernstein piece. “Our students are very talented and very dedicated to their art,” Grechesky said. “Even though we have only six rehearsals to prepare for the concert, I have no doubt that it will be an excellent and exciting performance.” The showcase takes place Sept. 11 in Clowes Memorial Hall at 3 p.m. followed by a JCFA alumni reception. Admission is free.
Having sold more than 4 million albums since their Clowes Memorial Hall debut in 2005, The Fray has made a name for itself in the music world and created a lot of buzz. On Sept. 16, The Fray will return to Clowes. Only this time, instead of opening for Ben Folds, they are headlining their own show. Kyle Wehr, head of Student Government Association’s program board’s concerts committee, said he was thrilled to have the band back, especially since they have evolved with their music and added a new level to their sound and performance. “It’s a whole new ball game,” Wehr said. “I’m ecstatic to have them back now that they have achieved more hype.” Wehr said The Fray wanted to return to Butler because of the welcoming audience at their last Butler performance. More than 700 student tickets have been sold. That means there are plenty left, and the committee wants those tickets to go to the students, not the public, Wehr said. “The public interest [in the concert] is very high,”
Photo by MCT FALL CONCERT: The Fray is coming to Clowes Sept. 15. The band
is back for a repeat performance, this time headlining the show.
‘New Girl’ disappoints By Caitlin O’Rourke A&E editor email@example.com Any TV show that employs the use of a “douchebag jar” has a significant amount of potential. “New Girl,” the new Fox comedy set to premiere Sept. 20, definitely has potential. It has plenty of hype as well, with ads every 10 minutes on Fox and a prime spot right after the ever-popular “Glee” on Tuesday nights. However, “New Girl”could be better. Zooey Deschanel stars as Jess, a slightly offbeat woman who just got dumped by her boyfriend. Needing a new place to live, she moves in with Nick (Jake Johnson), Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Coach (Damon Wayans Jr.) after letting it slip that her best friend is a model—played by Hannah Simone, who provides a nice punch to the show for the five minutes she is on screen. Her new roommates don’t quite expect her endless sobbing to “Dirty Dancing” and continuous singing to herself. Once they get used to her, however, they encourage her to try to start living her life again. The first episode felt rushed. The boys seem to get to know Jess extremely quickly
and their “annoyance” with some of her odd qualities is dismissed fairly quickly. The episode tries too much for the time given. There is a great chemistry among the four roommates, which hopefully continues despite Wayans leaving for a previous commitment on ABC’s “Happy Endings.” He will be replaced by Lamorne Morris. It’s a shame, because Coach’s awkward interactions with Jess and admitted inability to speak to women were endearing. Greenfield provides a few good laughs as a bit of a sleaze who usually means well, but it’s Johnson who truly shines of the three men. He receives the secondary story line after Deschanel and manages to steal some scenes from her—a feat in itself. Deschanel steals the show altogether though, making Jess a quirky and adorable leading lady who is easy to root for, even when it would be easier to look away from the screen in secondhand embarrassment. “New Girl” combines the right amount of awkward, quirky and outright funny that will appeal to audiences and bring them back for more. However, there is still more that could be done to improve the show. While the characters are amusing, all four could benefit from more characterization to make them threedimensional. Overall, the show could just be more. The potential is there, but “New Girl” hasn’t quite hit the mark yet. “New Girl” premieres at 9 p.m. Sept. 20 on Fox.
New girl | tv review New Girl is clever and cute but fails to live up to the potential of its cast and advertising campaign. Photo by MCT
NEW GIRL IN TOWN: Zooey Deschanel stars in Fox’s “New Girl.”
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Josh Lingenfelter, director of marketing at Clowes, said. “The Fray has over 2 million fans on Facebook, and they are only playing three shows. One is at the Ryman in Nashville, then Clowes, followed by a huge music festival in Milwaukee.” Lingenfelter said the band has not been back to Indianapolis since 2009 when they performed at White River State Park. In order to choose an artist, the committee has to follow a process. Cochairs sit with their advisors to brainstorm and create a master list that must receive approval from the administration, Wehr said. Once the list is approved, the committee begins to formulate offers and send them to different bands. “After that, it becomes a waiting game,” Wehr said. But the committee members did not have to wait on The Fray. Their offer was quickly accepted and Wehr said the band accepted less than the original offer. “That’s how much they love Butler and Butler students,” he said. “This show is for them, and it’s going to be awesome.” Student tickets are available for $20 at the Clowes box office.
Photo by MCT THA CARTER IV: Llil Wayne’s new album proves he has a new voice for the future.
New sound for Weezy By Anne Carpenter Assistant A&E editor firstname.lastname@example.org Since joining the free world in November, the public eagerly has been awaiting the drop of Lil Wayne’s album “Tha Carter IV.” Lacking the influence of his former alcohol and drug-fueled lifestyle, the album has some hits and misses. This album isn’t horrible; it’s just a mess. Kudos to Weezy for being healthy, but sobriety has taken away the distinct sound that officially launched his super star status. The grain and the grit of his voice are gone. Not only has his voice become more clear but his lyrics lack the struggle and plight of the youth culture he used to so closely mirror. Anguish is missing. His post-prison lifestyle has created lyrics that mimic cheesy jingles—“You can have it your way…Burger King,” or “When it Waynes, it pours.” His mixtapes, notably “Dedication 2” and “Da Drought 3,” and previous albums revealed a prolific and captivating stream of beats and words that officially put him on the charts. Lil Wayne’s impressive line-up of guest
tracks give the public what they expect from him: soul, struggle and strength. Despite the fact that each track has a different sound, with no real flow, the album has a bit of organizational structure. The Intro, Interlude and Outro make up the body of the album, while the other songs and artists fill in the rest, giving the body a little boost in personality. Tech N9ne is sure to gain a few thousand fans from their guest appearance. Other guests include Busta-Rhymes, Andre 3000, T-Pain, Bruno Mars and the ohso- smooth John Legend. Aside from an all-star lineup of guest tracks, the other high points of the album are the invigorating “6 foot 7 foot” and the acoustic “How to Love.” These two tracks alone demonstrate the shift of Lil Wayne’s career over the past months. “6 foot 7 foot,” while not incredibly unique, illustrates Lil Wayne’s ability to excite a crowd and connect to the audience, leaving them wanting more. “How to Love” is mainstream, no doubt, but caters to a different audience, showing Lil Wayne’s willingness to be daring and try a different style. One of the final tracks, “Mirror, Mirror,” illustrates Lil Wayne’s life in a reflective ballad. With Bruno Mars, he manages to produce the most honest of all the tracks of “Tha Carter IV.” While most of the album is Lil Wayne’s lament about women, drugs and death, “Mirror” ends the album with a touch of hope. References to his past in prison and the ending of his old ways suggest that his once crazy, irresponsible and somewhat dangerous lifestyle is over.
tha carter iv | album review While the new album alludes to his turbulent past, these new tracks give Weezy a whole new sound.
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OUR POINT THIS WEEK: An expansion of the Campus Farm that impedes on the intramural ﬁelds is not an effective solution for the campus. VOTE: 28-4-1
Don’t forsake sports for farm The campus farm and intramural ﬁelds are integral parts of the university, but the current solution isn’t ﬁxing much of anything.
barren ﬁeld strewn with tattered soccer nets; what is happening to the intramural ﬁelds? The campus farm is expanding its half-acre plot of land onto the ﬁelds. That’s what’s happening. We at The Butler Collegian feel this expansion is outrageous, because Butler University is failing to ﬁnd a more equal solution that allows both the farm and the intramural ﬁelds to continue in an adequate space with the proper equipment. The campus farm and the intramural ﬁelds are integral parts of the university, but the current
Collegian cartoon by Hali Bickford solution isn’t ﬁxing much of anything. Bigger isn’t better in this scenario. This is about Butler making the most of what the campus has available. By enhancing each of these campus components, they would more efﬁciently serve their purpose. If better equipment were provided, more students would partake in intramural sports; likewise, if the campus farm were improved on its current grounds, it could produce better crops and continue to attract more students. While the campus farm is an interesting, fresh addition to the campus, it
needs to improve within the conﬁnes of its own space. The intramural ﬁelds are already suffering along with worn, torn equipment that has longsince passed its expiration date. Expanding the farm and encroaching upon the space of intramural ﬁelds could prevent some students from participating in team, club and intramural sports. In turn, refusing the farm any expansion space hinders a chance for students to learn more about urban farming and become involved in producing a valuable commodity. It is incomprehensible
that the university cannot ﬁnd a solution to location-related issues without acting as though something has to be scaled back. Compromise can be reached in this regard. The farm serves its own important role within campus, as part of a green initiative that Butler has adopted in the past few years to help make the campus more environmentally friendly. Expanding the farm would require the tilling of fresh soil to make it sustainable for crops. However, the amount of work and energy it would take would virtually defeat the green effort
Butler has attached itself to. The university is missing the point that it would make more sense to improve the quality of both the campus farm and the intramural ﬁelds than favor one over the other. Improvement doesn’t always require expansion. The campus farm and intramural sports ﬁelds should come to a consensus to ﬁnd a middle ground that suits both parties and doesn’t require expansion. Frankly, this is a problem with a simple solution that the university is overlooking: compromise.
Limited access to athletic facilities for all students disarming, inconvenient
ennis, anyone? If you aren’t a member of the Butler University tennis club, the men’s or women’s teams or tennis for enrollment credit, then you most likely won’t be enjoying a game of tennis today. Butler has succeeded in making some of its best sports facilities nearly inaccessible to students who aren’t athletes. If students were to attempt to use the indoor or outdoor tennis courts for an average game of tennis, their plans likely would be impeded by practice for the university teams or physical well being classes. While I understand that the athletic department can’t give students keys to the Butler Bubble, it is the university’s responsibility to make sure that all students have access to the athletic facilities at the appropriate times. The problem is not that students do not have options to play any sports on campus unless they are on a team; the problem is that some sports are more accessible than others. Students wanting to play a pick up game of basketball have to look no further than Ross Hall or the Health and Recreation Complex. If students want to play a game of volleyball, they can set that up at the HRC or visit Phi Psi’s yard. Butler should work harder to increase the availability of their facilities to all other students. For example, the HRC, for which students pay a fee to use, is claimed
to be accessible. It isn’t always open for swimming, though. According to Butler’s HRC website, “swimmers who want more privacy should consider our offpeak hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.” To swim for pleasure, students are provided nearly ﬁve hours out of 24. Never mind that these hours awkwardly are placed in the realm of a student’s schedule. Most classes and lunches occur between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. I don’t know a soul who is not an athlete who has the willpower or desire to wake up for a swim at 6:00 a.m. Also, even though students can’t always access facilities at a more convenient time than sunrise, they still pay a fee—$275 per semester. If all students are going to pay $550 per academic year for the HRC, shouldn’t they be allowed more ﬂexible hours to swim, play tennis and do the activities they
If all students are going to pay $550 per year for the HRC, shouldn’t they be allowed more ﬂexible hours to do the activities they want to do? want to do? Teams need time to practice. The swimming teams and tennis teams need to have access to their facilities for practices, meets or matches. But when student-athletes aren’t practicing, why can’t we be playing? The university needs to succeed in making its students feel as though they are part of the bigger community. Allowing time to use athletic facilities would help this. Let’s continue the tradition of focusing on all students, including non-athletes.
Non-athlete playing schedule, 2011-12 Turns out, if you aren’t a student-athlete, you have a very limited amount of time in which you can play certain sports. Here’s an exact list, so you can plan to play accordingly. -Swimming at the HRC: Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. -Basketball at the HRC: During operational hours 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. We were unable to reach athletic department ofﬁcials about hours to play tennis at the Butler Bubble.
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Future freshmen don’t need cars P
arking on university campuses can be a real pain. For the last several years I attended and worked at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where once I looked nearly two hours for a spot. Texas Christian University, my undergraduate alma mater, was more like Butler University, and it presented a fair share of problems too. Butler is the smallest university I have attended, and its parking “concerns” were well addressed
The way I see it, the solution is simple. Next year, do not issue parking decals to freshmen. The university’s Master Plan foresees the construction of two parking garages, but both are slated for “long-term” development. The Master Plan does not say how long the “long-term” is, but I think we can rest assured that all the current freshmen will be gone before it happens. The reason for the delay in building parking garages is fairly simple. The university just doesn’t
believe that parking is a key to the Street line is only a half-mile away. future success of its students. Meridian, Central, and College That’s a bitter pill to swallow lines are less than one mile away. when you’re stuck behind three And the 38th Street line is less cars waiting for a spot to open up. than two miles away via the CenJAMES Now I know there are good rea- tral Canal Greenway. HANNA sons for allowing freshmen their And if that isn’t enough, the Stucars, and I will get to those. dent Government Association ofBut ﬁrst, consider this: Last year fers a free— yes, that’s right, free— in last week’s Butler Collegian. 671 freshmen had cars with decals. shuttle service to Glendale, Broad With 1,412 more faculty, staff and That ﬁgure represents nearly half Ripple, downtown or the airport. student parking decals issued than of the 1,400 surplus decals. Did I mention that it’s free? there are parking spaces, a lot of Freshmen and their advocates I know, shuttles aren’t stylish. Bulldogs want something done will argue that they need cars to They aren’t hip. You cannot blast right away. be fully engaged in the Indianapo- your music with your windows lis commurolled down innity. And it side a shuttle. The solution is is absolutely So you could essential in rent one of Butsimple. Next year, today’s comler’s two new do not issue petitive job Zipcars. parking decals to market for I’ve been asstudents to sured that they freshmen. have access have both winto commudows and radios. nity events, internships across Let’s face it. Freshmen without town and whatever else they cars will still need to get around. may fancy. There’s no doubt about that. But, frankly, there are othThey say that necessity is the er, greener options for getting mother of invention, and if fresharound town — options that also men need to go somewhere, they will alleviate Butler’s parking will invent a way to get there. crunch. Granted, Indianapolis has placButler is situated in a beauti- es to go that are not bike-friendly, ful, bike-friendly neighborhood. but that’s one more reason for Broad Ripple is less than three freshmen to make new friends— miles away. The Indianapolis just make sure at least one has Museum of Art is less than two a car. miles. In the end, it’s only one year. Unfortunately IndyGo, the In- And, really, let’s be honest, dianapolis bus system, doesn’t freshmen should be studying offer a direct line on Butler’s anyway. campus. But freshmen easily can ride a bike to one of the nearby Contact asst. opinion editor James Photo illustration by Rachel Anderson and Erin Drennan IndyGo bus stops. The Illinois Hanna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Butler needs to use more energy to save energy
utler University funds ambitious projects and proclaims goals of becoming an environmentally responsible campus. But the day-to-day decisions and functions of the university seem to contradict these efforts. Many campus buildings light up the sky every night, all night—even though most of them close at 10 p.m. But even if it were not good for the university’s publicity, or even popular, Butler has a responsibility to its community and environment. The university prides itself on giving students a well-rounded experience that’s not just focused on getting the job after graduation but on preparing thoughtful, passionate human beings to change the world for the better. Butler encourages responsible consumerism as part of its liberal arts philosophy. And they’ve made real progress in some ﬁelds. The PrintSmart system forces students to think about their paper consumption. Department of Operations wants to upgrade the heating systems on campus to be more energy efﬁcient. But again, the problem is not Butler’s philosophy but its execution. At some point in between the ideology of energy conservation and other needs—like students using study spaces in Jordan Hall until 4 a.m.—the university struggles to ﬁnd balance. The real issue here, though, is not
The university supports green initiatives but you’d never know it if you didn’t read pamphlets and press releases. Photo by Reid Bruner
the lights themselves but the principle of the matter. Butler spends money on green projects—a virtuous pursuit if ever there was one. But then the university functions in ways that seem to completely contradict their stated goals. In a way, it would be easier to tolerate if Butler simply didn’t attempt to be “green.” Take the campus farm as another example. It is often mentioned as part of Butler’s vibrant efforts to change how cities are viewed in general, and how campus can be more progressive. Yet it is difﬁcult to ﬁnd, and there is very little on campus to direct more attention to it.
Contrary to Butler’s recent drive toward eco-friendliness, several buildings throughout the campus, such as Hinkle Fieldhouse and the residence halls, leave lights on during the night. The university likely does support urban ecology and greener, healthier cities. But you’d never know if you didn’t read pamphlets and press releases. Butler’s administration does not do this on purpose; there is no conspiracy. The leaders of this university have to juggle dozens of priorities. Butler is a business, a community, an educational institution and a model for forward thinking. Bulldogs should live out these ideals, whether they are faculty, staff or students. Gerald Carlson, vice president of
operations, said he believes that environmentally responsible changes must be student driven. To an extent, he’s right. Without students demanding better conditions, the university is not likely to change. Personal responsibility is important but becomes almost meaningless in a community of 4,000. Students should organize and advocate for causes that matter. However, from beginning to end, the administration has the power and responsibility to make the larger moral decisions.
The university already makes decisions all the time based not on proﬁt but morality. Advocates of liberal arts education argue that college should be more than formalized job training and should enrich students’ lives. Sometimes, that means taking stands before students advocate them. Accountability starts small, though. So get the lights on your way out. Contact asst. opinion editor Jeremy Algate at email@example.com.
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What do you think of Butler’s green initiatives?
By Reid Bruner “It’s very proactive about recycling. But things can always improve since everyone isn’t involved.”
“They are taking a step in the right direction, but they sometimes have misplaced priorities.”
Cameron Clark Freshman
Jared Todd Freshman
“There are plenty of good ideas out there, but students aren’t aware of the agenda.”
“I don’t really know what they are.”
Karina Hamamouche Sophomore
Victor Navarro Senior
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I simply have the best job in the world! RT @chrisbeaman: I wish I had @LevesterJohnson’s energy. #heneverstops @LevesterJohnson Quick note - @ButlerMBB plays both IU and Purdue this year. Quite a year for Indiana basketball. @butleru Out of class 30 minutes early & aced my quiz #winning #bestdayever #ilovebutler @jayjames88 Home sweet home #rosshalllove @LKA419 #nowplaying Dominic the Donkey (ready for Christmas haha) @AshlynMMoore Balloons ﬂoat into a view of Jordan Hall at Block Party.
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volleyball: SEASON OFF TO CHALLENGING START 10 digs, while Ruffolo led Butler with 19 digs. Off the court, senior outside hitter Maureen Bamiro provided a bright spot for the Bulldogs when she was named to the all-tournament team at the Classic. Bamiro averaged 2.43 kills per set and totaled 16 blocks over four matches, including an impressive nine blocks against Wash-
ington State. “She [Bamiro] provides a ton of leadership,” Kyle said. “She was great at the net and her ability to be up in the air and put balls away is just phenomenal.” Butler returned home Tuesday to play host to Chicago State, winning 3-0. Butler captured the ﬁrst two sets handily, 25-11 and 25-10, in part due to sound
passing by junior setter Gina Vera. Vera ﬁnished with a match-high 38 assists, more than doubling Chicago State’s leading setter Angelica Brewer’s 14. The Cougars (1-8) fought back in the third set, losing narrowly 25-20. Kyle led the Bulldogs with 15 kills, followed by Bamiro with eight.
Ruffolo led all players with 16 digs. Butler will compete in another weekend invitational starting Friday, only this time inside the friendly conﬁnes of Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Bulldogs will host Elon, Austin Peay and Central Michigan for the Butler Invitational. Butler’s opening match
will be against the Elon Phoenix (6-2). After winning its ﬁrst ﬁve matches, Elon has lost two of its last three. The Austin Peay Governors (2-5) ended a fourmatch losing streak Saturday with a win over East Tennessee State. Central Michigan will enter the tournament with a 2-3 record.
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