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Heavy rains put campus in the dark Power goes out in several buildings; Jordan Hall set for more work tomorrow KATIE GOODRICH KGOODRIC@BUTLER.EDU STAFF REPORTER

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Changes at the two institutions and a new arrival have led to a renewed relationship MARAIS JACON-DUFFY & MAGGIE MONSON NEWS EDITOR & COPY EDITOR COLLEGIAN@BUTLER.EDU The Christian Theological Seminary may be known by most Butler University students as a group of large buildings at the end of Greek row or a residence where some students live. However, the history between CTS and Butler reveals a much deeper relationship than just being neighbors. And that relationship had been revived in the past few years. CTS installed Matthew Myer Boulton as its sixth president in 2011. Butler President James Danko arrived at Butler the same year to assume his current position. Since then, interaction between the two organizations has been frequent. “President Boulton came in the same time I did, and we kind of hit it off personally,” Danko said in an interview with The Collegian after the opening of The Desmond Tutu Center. “We’ve had discussions, and the time is right for us to think in a more collaborative way.” But the relationship shared by the two institutions was far

different many years ago. CTS AS BUTLER’S SCHOOL OF RELIGION Ovid Butler founded North Western Christian University in 1855 as a religious institution under the Disciples of Christ—a sect of Christian Protestantism that historically supported abolition and gender equality. The school became Butler University around 1877. North Western Christian University was originally founded to train pastors, said Chad Bauman, head of Butler’s religion and philosophy department within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Butler’s College of Religion started around 1893 and began as the entity that would later break off to become CTS. However, the College of Religion almost did not survive because of problems with funding, despite the religious foundation. Scot Butler, the son of founder Ovid Butler, started a campaign to raise money to support his father’s vision of a College of Religion. The college struggled to be successful until it was officially established as a university graduate program in 1924. The college became a very attractive option for AfricanAmerican students from 1927 through 1944, said Sally Childs-

Helton, rare books and speical collections librarian at Butler. Butler incorporated a quota system where only 10 AfricanAmerican students could be admitted to the entire institution every school year. In the fall of 1926, 29 AfricanAmerican freshmen were enrolled in Butler. In the fall of 1927, only nine African-American freshmen were enrolled because of the quota. However, the College of Religion was not held accountable to follow the quota and admitted and enrolled as many AfricanAmerican students as it pleased. Students enrolled in the School of Religion could take any class at Butler, Childs-Helton said. So African-American students could earn a degree in religion but take classes intended for any program, should they want to. Through this loophole, many African-American students took advantage of the opportunity to bypass the quota system via the College of Religion. During the 1950s, the university’s Board of Trustees wanted to exert more control over the relatively autonomous College of Religion, Childs-Helton said. The College of Religion had become very successful amongst all students by this time and neared its student capacity. At the same time, Butler began loosening ties with the Disciples

of Christ church and was a nearlysecular school, Childs-Helton said. “Butler was following a national trend,” Childs-Helton said. “Almost every (private) college in the United States was founded out of a religious affiliation, but most are no longer religious.” Butler and its College of Religion became separate entities in 1958. The split was amicable, Childs-Helton said. The College of Religion changed its name to the Christian Theological Seminary after the split. The seminary moved to its current location in 1966. Butler kept ties with the Disciples of Christ until religious disaffiliation in 1978, according to Mac Waller’s book, “Butler University: A Sesquicentennial History.” While Butler University did not officially sever ties with the Disciples of Christ until 1978, Childs-Helton said the presence of religion on Butler’s campus began diminishing around the 1940s, if not earlier. Bauman said he thinks Butler’s religious history is not well known by the majority of the community. “I think many people just aren’t aware of Butler’s history with the Disciples of Christ,” Bauman said. “You can still see crosses in the see CTS page 4

Photos from “Butler University: A Sesquicentennial History,” courtesy of Irwin Library

LEFT: Robertson Hall was originally home to Butler’s School of Religion—now known as Christian Theological Seminary—in 1942. The Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall was originally a church called Sweeney Chapel. RIGHT: M.O. Ross, who was Butler’s president from 1942-1962, was in charge when CTS became its own entity apart from Butler.


Halloween night was especially spooky this year with power outages in four buildings on campus. Irwin Library, Jordan Hall, part of Lilly Hall and Residential College lost power around 7:30 p.m, said Rich Michal, executive director of facilities. Students in ResCo were evacuated Thursday night because of safety concerns. Michal said one of the cables that powers Jordan Hall shorted and tripped a circuit, causing the blackout. While the facilities department knows the short caused the outage, Michal said they do not know what caused the short. “We think some of the insulation was worn from possible age, rodents, or vibrations or even a combination of those things,” Michal said. “That left the conductor exposed, and the heavy rain we got last week may have contributed to the short in that line.” The priority was to restore power to campus, especially ResCo, Michal said. “It took us a while to go to all those buildings to assess their condition and make sure there weren’t any fires or other damages,” Michal said. “We isolated the cable that we needed so we could restore everything but Jordan Hall, because that’s the cable that was shorted. It took us all night.” Michal said ResCo has back-up lights for safety and fire egress, but they are battery operated and only last for 90 minutes. The Facilities department knew the outage was going to last longer than the back-up lights, which prompted the evacuation of ResCo at approximately 10:30, Michal said. Levester Johnson, vice president for student affairs, said students needed to be somewhere safer during the power outage. “People were starting to do makeshift things like lighting candles,” Johnson said. “That can be scary if you don’t have an alarm system. We knew that we needed to get them sheltered into a safer place.” Students living in ResCo were told to go to Atherton Union, where they would stay until power was restored. Sophomore roommates Julia Williams and Taylor Royalty went to Starbucks after Williams head people in the hall saying that they were evacuating. “I had, like, two minutes to grab my stuff,” Williams said. “They said it could be anywhere from five minutes to three hours, so I didn’t bring a lot of stuff or make plans to find somewhere to sleep.” The pair met their suitemates in C-Club after Starbucks closed. “Then we staked out our spots for the night in the comfy chairs,” Royalty said. “We never knew when we were going to get back in. I didn’t think it was going to last all night.” The overall emotion of the night wasn’t fear or annoyance, but confusion. “We would get information from Twitter saying you’ll be out by the end of the night, and then it might see POWER page 4



Science building to undergo renovations MELISSA IANNUZZI MIANNUZZ@BUTLER.EDU ASST. NEWS EDITOR Butler University’s Commission on the Sciences is in the process of preparing a presentation to recommend how to accommodate more science students as the university grows. The commission meets once a month until February, when it presents to the Provost and President. “Our number one challenge is to create more space; we have experienced a lot of growth in natural science majors,” said Jay Howard, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the commission’s leader. “We need more space to deliver the same quality of education.” Howard said one opportunity for more space would exist if the College of Business gets a new building and natural sciences reclaims the Holcomb Building. “We won’t be putting the business faculty out on the street or anything like that,” he said. In the 2010 campus master plan, there was a proposal to convert the library to soft space, interactive space and classrooms, said Craig Hardee, director of planning, design and construction. After the commission met in the spring, it changed its recommendation to keep the

library, Hardee said. “It’s very clear that it is heavily used as a study space and for accessing resources electronically,” Howard said. “The hard copy volumes aren’t getting as much circulation, so we may not keep those stacks in that place.” Sophomore Luke Gallion is a chemistry major and a commission representative. Along with the rest of the science students and faculty, he uses the study space frequently. The master plan lays out plans for a new addition to Lilly Hall, as well as renovations to the current building. “We’ll be arranging the labs so that new styles can be utilized in lab spaces,” Hardee said. “The building needs to be brought up to current codes and standards.” The university still needs to determine how much space it needs, then design and fundraise for the new addition before it can be built. The project will take, at minimum,

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A Butler student views a book in the university’s Science Library. Volumes like this are currently underutilized. three years, Hardee said. The commission also needs to estimate the percentage of students in the growing student body that will take classes in natural science. “The president said we’re going to

continue to grow, but I don’t think anyone’s nailed down the final number,” Howard said. “Right now we’re identifying the resources we have and the needs we’re going to have in light of the projected growth of the university.”


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Posters for Butler’s “Let Us Be Clear” campaign include information about the legality of consuming alcoholic beverages and safety tips.

The goal of Butler University’s “Let Us Be Clear” campaign is to inform students the legal age to possess and consume alcohol is 21, but students under 21 who consume can call Butler University Police Department for emergency assistance. Freshman Abbigail Peters said she believes posters around campus are sending mixed messages about the university’s stance on drinking. However, she appreciates the information about student safety. “The university is sending mixed messages by informing us it is illegal, but teaching us the necessary precautions in case something were to go wrong,” Peters said. “As an 18-year-old, my decision making isn’t going to be influenced by a poster I see in my residence hall. People under the age of 21 drink in college, so it’s nice to see there is help in case you decide to drink and something goes wrong.” By introducing the “Let Us Be Clear” campaign, Butler reminds students it is against the law for students under 21 to possess and consume alcohol, or provide it to underage students. The campaign encourages students to not be afraid of facing punishment but to seek help when needed. “Let us be clear is just the slogan on the poster. It is not the policy,” said Sally Click, dean of student services. “The law is the law and I don’t buy it that students say they are unfamiliar with it,” said Andrew Ryan, assistant police chief. “You are young adults. You can make your own decisions on whether you chose to follow the law or not.”

Butler named in Top 100 for college social media EMILY WILLIAMS ECWILLI2@BUTLER.EDU

STAFF REPORTER recently named Butler University 35th in the top 100 social media-saavy colleges. To accomplish this, Butler made large strides to engage its students, faculty and alumni through social media. The Twitter accounts of Blue II and Blue III helped Butler become a top competitor. Along with the dogs, the men’s basketball team going to the Final Four twice helped Butler gain national attention. Michael Kaltenmark, director of Web Marketing and Communications, tweets for Blue III and tweeted for the late Blue II. “We have been able to establish ourselves as one of the leaders in social media amongst our peers in higher education by being intentional by our media usage,” Kaltenmark said. Blue III is currently active on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Foursquare. Blue II had 13,900 followers, and Blue III currently has 10,364 followers on Twitter. By contrast, Butler’s official Twitter account (@ butleru) has 14,760 Twitter followers. “The Twitter game began in 2008, which differentiated us from a lot of institutions. The way we went about using Twitter offered value,” Kaltenmark said. “Butler, Blue II and Blue III offer a fun informative, responsible and conversational way to relay information.” Even though Twitter seems to be the most prominent of social media sites, Facebook rakes in 93,773 likes for Blue II, Blue III and Butler’s pages. “It really helps to have Michael around,” said Eric Esterline, multimedia coordinator. “He has been essential in being up front and leading the university in using the Blue twitter accounts. BUPD is also very active on social

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Trip posts a “Throwback Tuesday” photo on Instagram featuring himself, owner Michael Kaltenmark, Kaltenmark’s son Everett and the late Blue II.

media.” “Every club and college has a Twitter account, for the most part now. Michael has led the way in the Web Marketing department. He sets a good example for faculty. (Vice President for Student Affairs Levester Johnson) also engages the students in different ways and communicating with them.”

“The ‘Let Us Be Clear’ poster was developed as a result of an education group,” Ryan said. “Its purpose is to make sure people understood, yes, the law is that you must be 21, but should you be in an emergency situation, we want to help.” Violating the law will result in consequences decided through the university’s student handbook as well as possible criminal prosecution. The Indiana Lifeline Law provides immunity for some alcohol-related offenses, subject to certain conditions, to students who request medical assistance for someone in need. According to the law, a person may receive immunity if he or she demonstrates he or she acting in good faith by providing their full name and other relevant information requested by law enforcement, remaining on the scene until law enforcement arrives and cooperating with authorities on the scene. “The poster isn’t promoting responsible drinking,” senior Blake Peterson said. “That’s like saying that a university endorses sex because it teaches students safe sex instead of abstinence.” Click began work with the alcohol task force a year ago on the alcohol policy. It worked with student feedback to make the policy more concise and accessible to students. “Our policy parallels state laws, and we expect students to follow the law. But we also have this secondary thing we want people to know, and it is that is we really care about students getting assistance,” Click said. “We don’t want everyone afraid of getting in trouble. Let us be clear this is the policy, let us be clear we want you to seek help.” Esterline also uses social media while teaching his Media Literacy course. He puts much of his important information on Twitter which allows for his students to engage in a nontraditional way. “I have learned in my classes through using Twitter,” Esterline said. “Students, at first were not wanting to connect personal life to class. In letting students know this is a major resource for the class they got more used to the idea. It may become a professional outlet not just a social outlet.” Johnson is known for his social media usage. Johnson offers free Starbucks to his followers at certain times using “Tweet Treats.” With 5,531 followers, Johnson is known around campus for his entertaining and informational tweets. He uses technology to inform students about necessary information. By using an outlet that students use frequently, he is able to make news easily accessible. The day after the ResCo power outage, Johnson tweeted, “ResCo students should be awake after last night’s power outage. Appropriate to have an afternoon #TweetTreat so meet me @Starbucks at 3:15 p.m.” During Homecoming week, instead of the standard tweet reminding students to make good decisions, he added his own spin to it. On October 11, he tweeted, “The @butleru #Community ofCare promotes personal responsibility which makes a #HealthyHomecoming for you and others.” Accompanying the tweet was a meme from Hunger Games with Katniss looking out into the crowd saying, “I immediately regret this decision.” “It’s one thing for us to be invested in it and willing to put forth the effort, but we also have to have a campus community that is willing to engage as well. It’s one thing to broadcast and another when there is a dialogue,” Kaltenmark said. The university’s goal for social media is to combine all of its media outlets and dominate the collegiate world of social media. “I feel like there is potential to do more and do it better,” Kaltenmark said. “There is some risk, but I love that we did not hold back, went for it and tried it. I think with a roadmap, we can pass other colleges on this list.”



Butler’s student retention beats national average NATALIE SMITH NMSMITH@BUTLER.EDU STAFF REPORTER

Ninety-one percent of members of Butler University’s 2011 freshman class came back for their sophomore year, which is 14 percent higher than the national average, according to U.S. News.and World Report. Butler takes an interest in making sure that freshmen and sophomores are put in the highest importance when it comes to retention, Vice President for Student Affairs Levester Johnson said. “It’s important to work along others to make sure that students are acclimated to Butler and that they find their niche and academic success,” Johnson said. For the past nine years, the freshman retention rate has been in the high 80’s or more. Mary Ramsbottom. associate provost for student academic affairs provided insight to how Butler compares to other schools in the nation. “We are the same or above the rate of most other small liberal arts colleges, but we out pass the big public universities,” Ramsbottom said. “The students of those public universities are the concerns. They go to school for maybe one or two years and accumulate student debt. Those students are not our students.” Johnson said he thinks Butler provides for students so they want to stay. “We make sure to provide the basic essentials,” Johnson said. “We house you, have health services, a recreational facility and counseling for your body health. We have engagement in our classrooms for your mental health. For spiritual health we encourage connectedness to others, religious organizations on campus service and more.” “We’ve seen that students who are involved and have a deep connection to that involvement are more likely to stay here,” said Sally Click, dean of student services. The Student Affairs Office provides students with opportunities through the clubs it supports, Click said. Counseling and Consultation Services also has been shown to help retain students. In a recent counseling survey, 84 percent of students said their counseling experience made them want to stay at Butler. But Johnson said he believes retention


of Butler’s 2011 freshman class returned the next year


of college freshmen in 2011 returned to the same college for sophomore year starts before students even get here. “Input is important,” Johnson said. “You have to think about the product you’re getting initially. If we tell them that we have small school classes where they will have great engagement with the faculty, then we have to provide that.” Click said she believes Butler is upfront about what it has to offer from the beginning. “We’re honest to students from the beginning about what we offer,” Click said. “We just have to hope that it’s a match.” However, for the cases when all of those contributing factors are not enough, some students choose to leave Butler. When a student goes to the registrar to request a transcript, he or she is given the option to answer why they are leaving. If they claim to be transferring out, exit interviews are put in place. One of these interviewers is Emily Burke, associate director of the Learning Resource Center. “I reach out to them and ask to know why they are choosing to leave,” Burke said. “It’s an opportunity for students to bring up concerns.” The questions during these interviews are geared towards the students’ reasons for leaving. It takes into account their entire Butler experience. “We ask them about everything. We want to know about their academics, social life, challenges, positives and their overall

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The incoming class of 2012 poses for a photo outside Clowes Memorial Hall following convocation in August 2012. Butler’s student retention rate is higher than national average, according to U.S. News and World Report. experience,” Burke said. Even if they don’t stay, Butler keeps with the students who request a transfer. “We are understanding and help them with the process even if they don’t decide to stay,” Ramsbottom said. “The decisions made by 17-year-olds get revised and should be. You have to expect some people to leave Butler; their interests may have changed.” Even with the students who ultimately decide to leave after their interview, Burke has found one commonality: All of them love their Butler experience. “You would expect that people come in with negative feelings toward Butler, but 100 percent, or close to that, of students talk about what a good experience they had,” Burke said. Despite the positive remarks, transfer students are still able to name their reasons for leaving. Vice President for Enrollment Management Tom Weede said that students generally leave for three reasons. “Some students who transfer out want to be closer to home, need a major that’s not offered here or are having financial issues,” Weede said. The two most common are changing of major or financial issues. “Some students come to Butler because it has a specific major and then change their mind. They leave to have more options,” Burke said. “The financial issues usually come from the current economy, and they

just can’t afford it anymore.” Butler has added new programs targeted toward sophomores and juniors to keep them feeling the love that freshman and seniors tend to receive more of. Administration has also been attempting to represent more diverse members of campus. Burke said Butler’s retention rate can only grow. “Butler has always had a strong retention rate,” Burke said. “I think that as the university grows and we get more unique and diverse, we will improve different areas and improve the strong retention rate we already have.” Butler also recently adopted a new online system to better track student retention. The National Student Clearing House System is a data site that colleges use to input a data to track student’s education. “We’ve only just started using it, so we don’t have any data,” said Burke. “Eventually though we will be able to track where people are going after Butler and even whether or not they finished at that school.” Ramsbottom said, at the end of the day, many students enjoy Butler and return for many reasons, including the community. “A student is in contact with many different people every day,” Ramsbottom said. “The Dining Hall worker who makes your sandwich everyday has as much to do with your positivity as your professors, advisors or peers.”

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Butler Cultural Requirements: “Eight before you graduate” Photo courtesey of


Typing ‘’ into your search bar will lead you to the main website for the Butler University Core Curriculum. Then, if you look further, you will see a list of the core requirements. If you click on Butler Cultural Requirements, two bullet points will appear which state the learning objectives for what Butler students call BCRs. According to the core curriculum website, the main goals for BCRs are to educate students about the many learning

opportunities at Butler that will take place outside of the classroom and to develop students’ habits of participating in culture events. “Once (students) leave the university, it will be (them) choosing to go to a symphony, an art show at the IMA or a lecture,” said Mary Ramsbottom, associate provost and senior core administrator. Ramsbottom said BCRs will not only help instill these desires in students, but they are also meant to help students discover something meaningful and engaging that they might not have thought of before. The Faculty Senate passed the Butler Cultural Requirement,

as well as the current Core Curriculum, in 2005. The entering class of Fall 2010 was the first class on Butler’s campus to have these requirements, Ramsbottom said. However, Jordan College of the Arts had requirements like these for some time prior. Because the BCR is part of the Core Curriculum, it is no different then any other graduation requirement. This means students, as of the entering class of 2010, will not be allowed to graduate if these requirements are not completed. Despite some rumors, there is nothing that can waive these requirements, Ramsbottom said.

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Jordan Hall’s power is still running with help from a power generator located behind the building.


be tomorrow, and five minutes to three hours,” Williams said. “It ended up being five hours from after I was told that. There was lots of uncertainty.” Royalty and Williams agree Butler handled the situation well.

“They were very cool about it all,” Royalty said. Williams said she felt fairly taken care of given the situation. “LJ was in (Atherton Union) the whole time,” Williams said. “There were people there helping us out, and they got us some really good pizza.” Johnson said he tried to make the experience as fun and social as possible. “We brought food out, and then I had the bright idea to order some pizza,” Johnson

1877: North Western Christian University becomes Butler University


architecture of the buildings, but Butler has definitely made the transition to that of a secular university, as many colleges have.” Butler’s roots as an abolitionist university and affiliation with the Disciples of Christ Church may have attributed to the diversity and inclusivity now associated with CTS, Childs-Helton said. “CTS prides itself on being one of the most diverse seminaries in the United States,” Childs-Helton said, “which really goes back to the roots of Butler and the history of diversity there as well.” COLLABORATION REDISCOVERED CTS and Butler did not collaborate much on a large scale for more than 40 years after the two entities broke apart. However, recent changes in administration at Butler and CTS have brought freshness to the relationship. The two schools are now working together on the creation of The Desmond Tutu Center, announced Sept. 12. The center will focus on leadership development in areas of social justice and reconciliation, international relationships, and interreligious and community bridgebuilding, according to a Butler press release. “I’m sure (the center) is going to continue to open up conversation about opportunities between the two campuses,” Danko said. The planned center will allow Butler and CTS to ponder new ways of working together in the future, Boulton said. “I think there are really wonderful opportunities for these two schools to say, ‘What can we do together that we can’t do

said. “We tried to keep things light for students as we thought it was only going to be a couple of hours.” As the night went on Williams said she began to grow impatient. “At first, it was, ‘Oh, this is a spooky coincidence,’” Williams said. “It’s Halloween. Then five hours later, it’s like ‘Alright, let’s get on with things.’” Johnson said faculty and staff soon realized that the situation was growing more serious. “We literally went on a late night Meijer’s run and cleaned them out of pillows and blankets,” Johnson said. Johnson commends students for their attitude during the affair. “The only thing they were concerned about, and rightfully so, was about classes the next day,” Johnson said. “We assured them that we had made arrangements that the faculty and staff were going to be sensitive to their needs.” Williams and Royalty said they got back to their room at 3:45 a.m. Michal said power was restored to all buildings with outages, excluding Jordan Hall, around 4:30 a.m. Students were greeted with news that all Friday classes in Jordan Hall were cancelled on the next day. Johnson said it was a decision that had to be made. “We thought it was the middle section of Jordan Hall that wasn’t going to have power,” Johnson said. “That creeped into the east end of Jordan Hall and then the majority of Jordan Hall. We had to make the

1924: School of Religion established as a graduate program

1893: Butler’s School of Religion begins accepting students

call to say no classes on Friday.” The power outages continued throughout the weekend in order to repair the damaged cable, Michal said. Since the cables for each building run together in sections of the electrical system, the scheduled power outages affected Hinkle Fieldhouse, the Health and Recreation Complex, part of Lilly Hall, Clowes Memorial Hall, Schrott Center and Schwitzer Hall, Michal said. The crew of eight to 10 people needed eight hours to repair the damages, but campus events forced the repairs to be done at two separate times. The crew consisted of employees from Butler’s Facilities department and Barth Electric, a contractor that works with the university on high voltage work. When facilities went to restore power on Sunday morning in Jordan Hall, there was another short, Michal said. “We’ve got Jordan Hall up and running on a generator, which we had just in case,” Michal said. “We’ll have to schedule another time over the next few weeks or over Thanksgiving break to replace the rest of the cable.” Michal said Facilities works to prepare for and prevent instances like the power outage. “This is one of those unforeseen things that happens due to weather and the challenges of the infrastructure in aging facilities,” Michal said. “We are doing our best to fix it. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding and feedback.”

2011: James Danko and Matthew Boulton named to current positions

1958: School of Religion leaves Butler, is renamed CTS

apart?’” Boulton said. “This Desmond Tutu Center is a perfect example of what I think is the kind of thing that could be very exciting with the community. “(It could be exciting for) both the religious community here in Indiana, but also the non-religious community in Indiana, and really a kind of fully ecumenical, fully inclusive approach to learning.” The center will be led by the Rev. Allan Boesak, a South African clergyman, politician and activist. Boesak was appointed to the Desmond Tutu Chair for Peace, Global Justice and Reconciliation Studies last June—a fouryear position jointly held between Butler and CTS—after coming to Indianapolis on a one-year joint visiting appointment between Butler and CTS last school year. Boesak will also serve as the planned center’s first director. The revived relationship between Butler and CTS has had more immediate effects for Butler students as well. No classes exist that Butler and CTS students can attend simultaneously, Bauman said. Should a Butler student want to take a class at CTS, the process would be worked out by the academic department. However, Bauman said Butler students— some religion majors and some not— will sometimes use CTS’s vast library for religious-based research and projects. Butler has an inter-library loan deal with CTS, so any Butler student can check out books from CTS’s library or use the facilities with a Butler ID. Butler junior Katie Kruse first used the CTS library for a project in her Faith, Doubt and Reason class, but said she has since returned to the library. “I’ve gone thee to kind of get way from campus from time to time or to study in a new place,” Kruse said.

think they are a bad thing overall. I get why they are there.” There are certain campus events that are automatically given a BCR stamp, like the Butler Lecture Series events, Ramsbottom said. If faculty or student groups would like to hold an event that counts for BCR credit, they need to fill out a proposal form, and the faculty committee will decide if it meets the criteria. This criteria can be found on the BCR page of the Butler website. “Education is supposed to be about the whole person, and that is what the Butler Culture Requirement sets out to do,” Ramsbottom said.

“Part of me thinks they are a good thing, because without these requirements less people would attend these events. But the other part of me thinks this requirement makes these events almost like a burden to students,” freshman Kalié Sorenson said. For students looking where to find information about BCRs, the Butler website contains a list of approved programs. Many classes are required to go to BCRs, including classes in JCA and English classes. “I am an English major so I need to go to Visiting Writers series for some classes,” sophomore Natalie Verhines said. “It’s not like they are really hard to do, so I do not

CTS has also helped Butler with housing difficulties. For the past two school years, Butler sophomores, juniors or seniors have had the option to live in the CTS apartments, which feature graduate-style housing with a bedroom and bathroom for each resident. Butler junior Alex Petersen is living in a CTS apartment this school year. “I enjoy living in CTS,” Petersen said. “It’s nice and we have a lot of space. It feels like we’re living on our own.” Petersen said he does not see many CTS students or families on a daily basis. “My side of the building is all Butler people, so I really only see Butler students there,” Petersen said. “There is a basketball court where kids who live in the building will play, so sometimes we interact there. And there’s a lady whose dog always chases us on our bikes.” Students also lived in CTS as a result of a housing shortage during the construction of Butler’s Apartment Village. A CHANGED PARTNERSHIP In the nine years he has been at Butler, Bauman said he knows of only one Butler student who went on to pursue higher religious education at CTS. He said Butler’s religion department and CTS, while both religious educators, have very different goals for teaching and host different audiences of learners. Students at Butler pursuing an education in religion will be informed about the various religions of the world, and no particular religion will be promoted, Bauman said. Students at a seminary, however, have a specific career goal in mind pertaining to the church and are actively working toward that goal. Bauman said he encourages religion students to take a class at CTS should they

2013: The Desmond Tutu Center is announced in September find a class that specifically relates to their main area of study. However, this is not common at Butler yet. “The path between CTS and Butler doesn’t carry as much traffic as the path between IUPUI and Butler does,” Bauman said. The relationship between Butler and CTS faculty is one of “mutual respect,” Bauman said. “Many Butler faulty in all departments have individual relationships with CTS faculty,” Bauman said. “Some collaborate over research and projects, or even shared interests or areas of expertise.” Bauman said he believes the creation of The Desmond Tutu Center will further what he believes is already a good relationship. “The Tutu Center will hopefully allow Butler and CTS to explore the possibility of further collaboration,” Bauman said. “At this point in time the relationship is good, but only small slices of the schools overlap. I think something to the magnitude of The Tutu Center will demand further cooperation and interaction between Butler and CTS, and will hopefully strengthen the relationship even more.” Danko said he hopes collaboration with CTS regarding The Desmond Tutu Center will be a good move for Butler to gain international attention. “We hope we gain international stature as a university that is on the leading edge of dialogue and thought leadership in this area,” Danko said. “We do have a history of that already at Butler University, and we’ve got some outstanding professors here in religion, political science and sociology whose area of exploration has been very much in peace, justice and reconciliation. What (the center) does, it brings together another piece of that.”





Upcoming season marked by many changes MATTHEW VANTRYON


To say the offseason has been a whirlwind for the Butler men’s basketball team is an understatement. Between a conference change, a coaching change, the graduation of two key players and the loss of junior forward Roosevelt Jones to injury, this will be a differentlooking Butler team. “At the end of the day, when you step on the court, you’re playing the game that you’ve always played,” senior center Erik Fromm said. “That doesn’t change. We all came here to play basketball, and that’s what we’re going to do.” Out went guards Rotnei Clarke and Chase Stigall and centers Andrew Smith and Emerson Kampen at last season’s end. Gone, too, is Brad Stevens, who coached the Bulldogs from 2007 through the end of last season. Fromm will join forward Khyle Marshall as the two seniors on this year’s squad. Fromm said that he knows it is time to step up and lead. “That’s where Khyle and I need to step up,” Fromm said. “Those are some big shoes to fill with (Andrew Smith and Rotnei Clarke) who left, but I’m just trying to fill my role and play within the system.” Fromm’s and Marshall’s presence on the court will be even more important with the loss of Jones in the offseason due to a wrist injury. Additionally, junior guard Andrew Smeathers announced earlier this week that he will not be a part of the program this season. “Any time you lose anyone that’s a part of your program, there’s a void to fill,” junior guard Alex Barlow said. “As a team, we







have to replace the guys we’ve lost from last year to this year.” With these changes, the Bulldogs were picked to finish ninth out of 10 teams in the Big East Conference. However, the team is well accustomed to the underdog position. “Being ranked low, there’s no expectation, and I think that’s where Butler thrives is as the underdog,” Fromm said. “If we can just

do what we do and play hard, I think we’re going to surprise some people.” Marshall and sophomore guard Kellen Dunham are Butler’s two top returning scorers. Both averaged more than nine points per contest last season, and they will likely be looked to for more production. Butler also added six freshmen from across the U.S. One, guard Elijah Brown, tallied 29 points between Butler’s two exhibition games. Center Nolan Berry had 16 in the same span. Fromm emphasized the importance of home conference games, and added that fans have a role to play. “I think that every home conference game is a huge game where we need to have everybody come out, and (Hinkle Fieldhouse) needs to be packed,” Fromm said. “There truly is a ‘sixth man’ with Hinkle, and so we need that in full effect.” First-year head coach Brandon Miller said defense is key if this team wants to be successful. “Butler throughout the years has had a team defensive philosophy,” Miller said. “It takes all five guys to be connected on the defensive end of the floor. “Our team defense needs to be at an alltime high of taking care of the details on that end of the floor.” Junior Alex Barlow said toughness will be a crucial aspect of good defensive play. “We’re going to have to play harder, we’re going to have to play better team defense, and we’re going to have to play tougher see PREVIEW page 7

LEFT: The six freshmen on Butler’s 2013-2014 squad RIGHT: Junior guard Alex Barlow in action last season Headshots courtesy of Sports Information; Barlow photo a Collegian file photo


Mix of new and old leads Bulldogs 2013-2014 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ROSTER


LEFT: Sophomore guard Lexus Murry in a game last season RIGHT: The five new players on this season’s team Headshots courtesy of Sports Information; Murry photo a Collegian file photo

The Butler women’s basketball team unofficially tipped off its 20132014 campaign last Sunday with a dominating 63-41 exhibition victory over the DePauw Tigers at Hinkle Fieldhouse. All players saw action in the contest, as Butler demonstrated the depth of its roster. It’s an advantage that coach Beth Couture said she sees as invaluable to the team’s successes this season. Couture said the hope is to build upon last season’s 17-14 record that netted the Bulldogs an appearance in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, and translate it to sucess in the Big East Conference. “We are going to be deep,” Couture said. “The talent is here. We just have to figure out roles. Only five players can start, but we need everyone to be important for us.” Following an injury-plagued season last year, the squad is now healthy and ready to endure the trials of a new season. The latest iteration of Bulldogs features 11 players returning from last season, including three starter. It will be bolstered by a trio of freshmen and two transfer students following a successful summer of recruiting. The freshmen class includes guard Serena Sandusky and guard/forward Ashton Feldhaus, both Kentucky prep standouts, as well as Israel-native Zoe Reichman, a 6’4” center. Transferring in to the program are redshirt sophomore guard Loryn Goodwin, from North Texas, as well as junior guard/forward Ijeoma Uchendu from Central Arizona College. The coaching staff received a minor shake-up as well. Tisha Hill was promoted to the role of





Taylor Schippers, junior, guard Blaire Langlois, sophomore, guard Haley Howard, redshirt sophomore, forward Liz Stratman, junior, center Mandy McDivitt, senior, guard Serena Sandusky, freshman, guard Ijeoma Uchendu, junior, guard/forward Daress McClung, senior, guard/forward Ashton Feldhaus, freshman, guard/forward Lexus Murry, sophomore, guard Olivia Wrencher, sophomore, center Loryn Goodwin, redshirt sophomore, guard Zoe Reichman, freshman, center Sarah Hamm, redshirt junior, center

2013-2014 SCHEDULE Nov. 8 vs. Cleveland State, 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Eastern Michigan, 7 p.m. Nov. 16 vs. St. Mary’s (Cal.), 12 p.m. Nov. 18 vs. Bowling Green, 7 p.m. Nov. 23 at Indiana, 2 p.m. Nov. 29 vs. Utah at Las Vegas, 8 p.m.

Nov. 30 vs. Eastern Michigan at Las Vegas, 8 p.m.

UCHENDU associate head coach after three years serving as an assistant coach for the team. In advance of Friday’s season opener, the team looks to be capable of handling the new competition the Big East brings. Couture said she is confident that, while the spotlight on the team may have changed, its goals have not. “Our expectations don’t change from year to year,” Couture said. “We play hard and try to improve every day in order to make the NCAA Tournament. We feel real fortunate to be in the Big East now because we feel like there are multiple chances to do that versus just winning the (conference) tournament at the end of the season.” The Bulldogs will face their first challenge Friday at Hinkle when they host Cleveland State of the Horizon League, Butler’s former conference. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

Dec. 7 vs. UIC, 12 p.m. Dec. 13 at Valparaiso, 8:05 p.m. Dec. 15 vs. Northern Kentucky, 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at Indiana State, 1:05 p.m. Dec. 28 vs. Marquette, 6 p.m. Jan. 1 at Providence, 1 p.m. Jan. 4 at Seton Hall, 12 p.m. Jan. 8 vs. Villanova, 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at Georgetown, 2 p.m. Jan. 15 at St. John’s, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 18 vs. Creighton, 6 p.m. Jan. 25 vs. DePaul, 12 p.m. Jan. 28 vs. Providence, 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at Xavier, 5 p.m. Feb. 5 vs. St. John’s, 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at Marquette, 5 p.m. Feb. 12 at Villanova, 7 p.m. Feb. 15 vs. Georgetown, 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at DePaul, 8 p.m. Feb. 25 vs. Xavier, 7 p.m. March 1 vs. Seton Hall, 2 p.m. March 4 at Creighton, 8:05 p.m. March 8-11 at Big East Conference Tournament at Rosemont, Ill.





The Butler football team’s defense looks over the offensive line during a game against Stetson at the Butler Bowl last month.

Photo by Marko Tomich

Bulldogs remain tied atop PFL KYLE BEERY KBEERY@BUTLER.EDU ASST. SPORTS EDITOR The Butler football team kept its postseason hopes alive with a 33-30 come-from-behind win on the road at Dayton Saturday. The Bulldogs (7-3, 5-1 PFL) trailed 27-6 in the first half before putting up 24 unanswered points. Butler took the lead 30-27 early in the fourth quarter. Dayton (6-3, 4-2) tied it at 30 with 8:12 left in the game. Butler answered that field goal with a 4:43 47-yard drive resulting in a 33-yard field goal from sophomore John Treloar. On the ensuing possession, Butler forced a fumble and then stopped Dayton on the next drive. Senior quarterback Matt Lancaster led the way for the Bulldogs with 232 yards and two touchdowns through the air. He also added 116 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Senior linebacker Paul Yanow anchored the Bulldogs’ defense with nine

tackles, seven of them in the second half. Also making a key play on defense was junior Christian Eble, with a sack and a forced fumble late in the fourth quarter to seal the deal. “We played timid in the first half, and just let it loose in the second half, and it showed,” Yanow said. Butler now sits atop the PFL standings locked in a three-way tie with San Diego and Marist. San Diego holds the tiebreaker over Butler after beating the Bulldogs 42-14 on Oct. 26. Butler holds the tiebreaker over Marist, based on overall record. Butler has two games left. They face rival Valparaiso (1-8, 1-5) on Saturday for the final home game of the year. They then travel to Morehead State (3-6, 3-3) on Oct. 16. As the PFL champion now receives an automatic bid to the Division I FCS playoffs, a lot is at stake over the next two weeks. Butler needs to win both games and have San Diego lose at least one. The Toreros travel to Morehead State

this weekend followed by a home game against Drake (5-4, 4-2) on Oct. 16. The Bulldogs’ last postseason appearance was in 2009 after winning the PFL. They beat Central Connecticut State 28-23 in the Gridiron Classic. The classic was a game held between the PFL and Northeast Conference champions from 2006-2009, but has since been discontinued. But this time there is much more at stake. The PFL champion will have an opportunity to advance in the playoffs and make a run at the FCS National Championship. The next step before that, though, is Saturday, which is senior day for the Bulldogs, with kickoff at 1 p.m in the Butler Bowl. Yanow said Saturday will be a very emotional day. “It will be the last time I put on the blue jersey,” Yanow said. “I think it will be a little better knowing we have one game left, but there will be a lot of emotions running around on that day.”

The Butler men’s soccer team (9-7-1, 3-5-0 Big East) did not come back in its final road match of the season as the Bulldogs fell to Providence (10-4-2, 5-3-0) 3-2. Butler sophomore forward Vincent Mitchell put the Bulldogs up early in the match with his fourth goal of the season in the 15th minute. The Bulldogs were able to keep their 1-0 lead heading into the locker room at halftime. But Providence came out of the gate quickly to start the second half. The Friars scored three unanswered goals in the 57th minute, 62nd minute and 72nd minute. Butler senior goalkeeper Jon Dawson had nine saves on 24 shots by Providence in

the match. 12 of those shots were on goal. Butler freshman forward David Goldsmith scored his 11th goal of the season on a shot to the lower left corner of the net in the 86th minute to push the score to 3-2. The Bulldogs’ final efforts for a tie-drawing goal slipped out of their reach, and they dropped their fourth consecutive match and sixth of their eight matches. The Bulldogs will play Xavier at the Butler Bowl Friday at 7 p.m. for senior night. The Bulldogs have five seniors on the roster. With a win, the Bulldogs will qualify for the Big East tournament, which begins Nov. 12. The Musketeers (10-5-2, 6-2-0) are in second place in the Big East -Clayton Young

VOLLEYBALL The Butler volleyball team hosted two home matches this weekend against No. 16 Marquette and DePaul. Butler split the two matches going 1-1 this weekend. Butler lost to Marquette 3-1 and defeated DePaul 3-0. In the Marquette match, Butler kept every set close while fighting to try and gain an advantage on the scoreboard. The first two sets went to Marquette 26-24 and 30-28. Late in the third set, the score was tied at 25, but two straight kills by junior Stephanie Kranda and senior Maggie Harbison gave Butler the boost it was looking for. In the fourth set, Marquette finished off the Bulldogs after gaining an early lead that Butler could never come back from. Top Butler performers

included sophomore Mary Striedl, with 14 kills and eight digs in the game. Kranda finished with 12 kills and 12 digs. Butler rebounded against DePaul the next night, taking three sets in a row to defeat the Blue Demons. Butler took three straight sets 25-22, 25-17 and 25-11. Leading the way for Butler was Harbison with 16.5 points in the match. After this weekend’s matches, Butler is 19-6 this season and 6-4 in the Big East. Butler opens a two-match road trip against Villanova and Georgetown. The matches will be Nov. 9 and 10. Following the road trip, Butler will return home for rematches with Georgetown and Villanova Nov. 15 and 16, respectively. -Brendan King



New women’s club team in the works



Photo by Marko Tomich

Junior forward Stephanie Kaylor finished tied for third on the team in points with seven. She and the Bulldogs faced St. John’s in the Big East tournament yesterday.


The Butler women’s soccer team’s season came to an end Tuesday night, as the Bulldogs suffered a 3-2 loss in the Big East Tournament to the St. John’s Red Storm. The game-winning St. John’s goal came in the 65th minute from freshman forward Miranda Haraughty. Haraughty received the ball 25 yards from the goal and shot it to the left corner past senior goalkeeper Julie Burton. The goal was unassisted. The game started out with Butler holding the advantage. In the 20th minute, senior forward Katie Griswold scored the final goal of her college career to make the score 1-0. Butler played tight defense for the rest of the half and held St. John’s off the scoresheet going into halftime. In the second half, St. John’s scored three goals that Butler could not come back from. The first came in the 57th minute, when sophomore defender Rachel Daly scored from eight yards out. This tied the game for St. John’s and gave the Red Storm the momentum for the remainder of the second half. About six minutes later, Daly scored her second goal. She received the ball nine yards out from freshman midfielder Lara Pedersen. The shot hit the goal post and went in to make the score 2-1. Two minutes later, Haraughty

scored her eventual game-winning goal to make the score 3-1. Butler rallied late in the second half. Firing shot after shot at the net, one went past St. John’s freshman goalkeeper Diana Poulin. Sophomore midfielder Sophie Maccagnone raced past St. John’s defenders for the goal. This made the score 3-2 and gave Butler a chance with seven minutes to play. St. John’s lead would be too much for Butler to overcome, and the match ended with the Red Storm moving on in the Big East Tournament. Butler fired 17 shots in the match. Eight of Butler’s shots were on goal. St. John’s fired nine shots on net with five of them being on goal. In her final collegiate contest, Burton stopped two shots out of five she faced. Burton’s record for 2013 finished at 10-5-2. The Bulldogs also lost 2-1 to Marquette in their regular season finale Saturday. The Golden Eagles finished regular season conference play undefeated. Junior forward Elise Kotsakis scoered the lone Butler goal in the 86th minute. Butler finished the 2013 season with a record of 11-7-2. Key wins this season came against Michigan, Xavier and Creighton. Departing seniors include, Burton, Griswold, defender Anna Ventimiglia, defender Olivia Colosimo, midfielder Mary Allen, and defender Ali Backscheider.

Club basketball will soon be more than just a men’s sport at Butler. A women’s club team is well on its way to campus recognition. Preliminary tryouts for the team began last weekend, and the second round of tryouts is set for tomorrow from 4-6 p.m. at the Health and Recreation Complex. The team’s current president, sophomore Courtney Considine, said every year, women try out for Butler’s women’s basketball team but don’t make it. She said women have even approached the men’s club team about opportunities to play. “Not only do I want Butler to have a women’s club team, but I think that it would be a good thing for Butler,” Considine said. “Obviously people want it, and obviously it’s needed.” Considine said her love for basketball stretches all the way back to her childhood when she was two years old, and she wasn’t quite ready to give up playing competitively on a regular basis when she got to Butler. When she found some likeminded students, Considine said forming a club team was the next logical step. Considine said the original founder of the team dropped out, leaving it in a state of flux.

“It was like no one really cared, but there were two of us who cared—me and Molly Craig. We decided that we weren’t going to let this thing die,” Considine said. Craig, a junior, is currently the team’s vice president. Craig actually walked on to the Butler women’s basketball team during her freshman year, but the time commitment was too much for the pharmacy major. “When you play Division I basketball, it’s your life,” Craig said. For Craig, the club team is a way to fulfill her passion for basketball while keeping her grades up. Freshman Megan Borries said she received an email from Considine about starting the team and immediately jumped on the opportunity. “It’s really exciting because (the team) has never been here. I know there are a lot of girls want to play basketball,” Borries said. “It’s exciting to be a part of a team that is just beginning. You can make it whatever you want it to be.” Borries acts as the team’s secretary. Along with Considine and Craig, Borries is one of six executive members of the organization. Including the executive members, Borries said the team hopes to have 15 to 20 members. The team is currently

only recognized as a Student Government Association organization. The current waiting period for an organization to become recognized as a club sport is two years, according to Considine. The team was originally created last year but became inactive before Considine got the ball rolling again. However, Considine said she hopes the team will be granted club status sooner rather than later. “If we have a really successful year this year I could see them saying, ‘Okay, we’ll give it to you,’ but it all depends,” Considine said. Because the team is not yet a club sport, it can’t receive the grant money designated for club teams. To make up for this, Considine said the team will be selling sweatshirts to pay for the team’s uniforms and tournament funds. Considine said the men’s club team has been one of the women’s club’s biggest inspirations, and she has modeled the team after the the men. Ultimately, Considine said she wants to team to be successful, but knows that it will take time. “My goal is to create an element with our players that everyone players together, and to be competitive. Maybe not to win (immediately) necessarily, but to be competitive,” Considine said.




The Butler men’s basketball team finished preseason play Saturday with a convincing 93-68 win over DePauw University. Sophomore gaurd Kellen Dunham provided much of the offense for the Bulldogs, netting a career-high 23 points and hitting three baskets from beyond the arc. “I don’t think (the offense) relies all on me, but I definitely would like to bring that part of the game each and every game,” Dunham said. Freshman Elijah Brown continued to impress, scoring 18 points in 22 minutes of action. Brown scored a combined 29 points in the team’s two exhibition contests and said he is ready to start the season. “As far as next Saturday, that’s when the real thing starts,” Brown said. “I think I’ve had some good preparation for it. I definitely can’t wait.” Butler was able to capitalize on mistakes, scoring 11 points off turnovers in the first half and went

Photo by Erin Marsh

Senior center Erik Fromm (right) drives to the net against a DePauw player during an exhibition between the squads last weekend. Butler defeated DePauw 93-68. into the locker room with with a nine-point lead. The Bulldogs were able to get to the free throw line consistently and hit 30 of their 39 attempts. The team shot nearly 53 percent from the field, and hit seven of 15 three-point attempts. The Bulldogs were outrebounded 32-31. Last season’s team outrebounded 29 of 36 opponents. Coach Brandon Miller emphasized defense as something the team

needs to improve. “There’s going to be a lot of games on the defensive end of the floor that we aren’t going to be 100 percent happy with,” Miller said. “That’s the standard that we have on that end of the floor—that’s Butler basketball.” Butler opens up the regular season next Saturday night versus Lamar. Tip-off is at 8 p.m. at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

OVERTIME: Bulldogs shed mid-major label in Big East The Butler Bulldogs are underdogs no more. The title of “mid-major” has definitively been erased from the Butler men’s basketball program. By joining the Big East Conference, Butler can no longer run with the likes of Wichita State, Virginia Commonwealth or even Gonzaga. The loose definition of a midmajor is a program that plays outside of the “Power Six” conferences: ACC, Big East, Big 12, Big Ten, SEC and Pac-12. Butler now finds itself in the realm of schools such as Indiana University, Kentucky and Duke as a member of this elite group.


than we did last year,” Barlow said. The team’s opening month is highlighted by a trip to Orlando to play in the Old Spice Classic during


It will take time getting used to thinking of Butler as being one of the big boys. The Bulldogs are now equals with the Hoyas and Tar Heels of college basketball. Butler will never be underdogs in quite the same way again. The Bulldogs are certainly underdogs Butler’s Thanksgiving break. Miller said non-conference games will help the team prepare for Big East competition. “There are many challenges in our schedule,” Miller said. “We play teams with different styles, and the styles help prepare you for the different styles in the Big East.” Conference play starts on New Year’s Eve, as Butler hosts Villanova. The Big East Conference

in the Big East this season after being predicted to finish ninth in the Big East Preseason Coaches’ Poll. But in the big picture, Butler will never again be considered a lower-level program. Butler could gradually become a program fans, especially those of mid-major schools, like to root against. It used to be a rare occasion when a power conference program came to Hinkle Fieldhouse. Games against Ohio State and Louisville would be some of the marquee matchups of the season fans would circle their calendars for. What was once a special occasion–Butler hosted zero power Tournament is scheduled to begin Mar. 12. It will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York. “If we continue to progress and get better at the rate that we have so far, I think we’ll like where we’re going to be as we move forward,” Miller said. ON THE WEB Visit to view the team’s complete schedule and roster.

conference schools last season at Hinkle Fieldhouse–will become the norm. Teams like Georgetown, Marquette and Villanova will make annual trips to Hinkle. Butler’s status as a Big East school has reversed roles, and now Butler will be the school midmajor opponents look forward to facing all year. Evansville’s Dec. 21 home contest against the Bulldogs is arguably the biggest home game of the year for the Purple Aces. It is the only time they face a power conference school at home this season. The same goes for another Butler opponent this season, Ball State. MEN’S BIG EAST PREDICTIONS

1) Marquette Golden Eagles 2) Georgetown Hoyas 3) Creighton Bluejays 4) Villanova Wildcats 5) St. John’s Red Storm 6) Providence Friars 7) Xavier Musketeers 8) Seton Hall Pirates 9) Butler Bulldogs 10) DePaul Blue Demons *From Big East Coaches’ Poll

Will Butler lose a part of its identity by leaving the mid-major level? The Bulldogs had a chance during the 2010 and 2011 NCAA tournaments to be one of the few non-power conference teams to win a national title. That once in a lifetime opportunity to win a national championship as a mid-major will no longer be possible. The success Butler men’s basketball has earned over the years has led it to rightfully be included among the elite in the game today. Hopefully, the program retains its charm after discarding the mid-major label. WOMEN’S BIG EAST PREDICTIONS

1) DePaul Blue Demons 2) Creighton Bluejays 3) St. John’s Red Storm 4) Villanova Wildcats 5) Marquette Golden Eagles 6) Georgetown Hoyas 7) Butler Bulldogs 8) Providence Friars 9) Xavier Musketeers 10) Seton Hall Pirates *From Big East Coaches’ Poll


Henri Matisse WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013


French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was well known for his artistically bold uses of color and pattern. But there is also great depth and detail to Matisse’s work, which visitors to the Indianapolis Museum of Art can now see for themselves in “Matisse, Life in Color: Masterworks from The Baltimore Museum of Arts.” This collection of more than 100 works of art comes from the Cone Collection in the Baltimore Museum of Art and features paintings, sculptures, prints and artist books, according to the IMA. Rebecca Long, the exhibit’s curator, said Matisse is an artist who is not represented very well in the museum’s collection and the mission with “Matisse, Life in Color,” is to allow the people in Indianapolis to dive deeper into Matisse’s career. “Color was always the first way into artwork,” Long said. “He had an incredibly varied career, yet he always saw the potential in color.” Long said some of Matisse’s most famous pieces in the exhibit are “Large Reclining Nude” (1935) and “Yellow Dress” (1929-1931). “Matisse, Life in Color” depicts the focuses of Matisse’s art through the stages of his life. The opening room in the gallery shows the many external landscapes that Matisse painted and drew. Visitors then get to explore what Matisse most frequently painted: internal scenes. Many of these scenes include windows, representing Matisse’s belief that his studio was a continuation of the outside world. While much of Matisse’s work is landscape art, Matisse’s favorite subject was the nude, and many portraits and sculptures are reflective of this. Even in the portraits, however, Matisse often emphasized the landscape and setting of the art.

The latter half of the “Matisse, Life in Color” exhibit shows how Matisse’s artistic approach constantly evolved throughout his career. These pieces use a more simplified— yet still detailed—style. They have striking colors, thick brush strokes and utilize patterns to create shape. This is especially true of Matisse’s cut paper artwork. This art form, which resulted from a serious illness that left Matisse incapacitated later in life, became a hallmark in his career. “He cut forms out of brightly colored paper and then laid them out in compositions,” Long said. Matisse compiled many of his cut paper artwork into an artist book, “Jazz,” that embodies his life’s exploration into color. Long called it one of the most iconic art pieces Matisse ever created. “Some of it can look pretty childish at first,” said Sarah Strasburg, who viewed the exhibit. “Yet, it is more sophisticated than it seems initially.” For Strasburg though, the exhibit was a learning experience as much as an art experience. “Emotion is the big takeaway,” Strasburg said. “You can see it in all his pieces. All the objects are talking to one another and they are not just stagnant.” Long said Matisse’s primary interest was always an investigation of color. “No matter what he was doing, there was a tremendous outlook of color.” While Matisse’s long career and tremendous artistic output are nothing to scoff at, Long said it was his unique perspective that has made Matisse such a world-renowned artist. The vivid art of Matisse will be on display at the IMA through Jan. 12, 2014. The IMA is located about five minutes from campus at 4000 Michigan Rd. Tickets for “Matisse, Life in Color” can be purchased online or at the museum. The exhibit is $18 for adults and $10 for students with a student ID and youth ages seven to 17. Children six and younger are free.

“The Cowboy,” from the portfolio “Jazz” (1947) by Henri Matisse.

Photo from Wikimedia Commons

French painter Henri Matisse posed for this photo in 1918.

“The Yellow Dress” (1929-1931) by Henri Matisse


Paintings by Matisse hang on an exhibit wall in the Indianapolis Museum of Art through Jan. 12. Photo courtesy of IMA



Susan McGuire: a mentor who knows modern CELINE SPINKA


Teaching modern technique to more than 100 dance majors in a ballet-oriented college program is no easy feat. Butler University associate professor Susan McGuire started out as a ballerina like many of the students that she has taught over her 11 years at Butler. “If you’re really lucky enough to fall in love with something else, then the decision (for a career) is made for you,” McGuire said. During her professional career, McGuire danced ballet. But now as an adult, she has started dancing modern. McGuire said she fell in love with modern dance when she saw the Martha Graham Company perform “Diversion of Angels” at an outdoor concert put on by The Cleveland Orchestra. “It was a complete life-altering experience,” McGuire said. “It was absolutely like falling in love with someone at first sight.” With goals of joining the José Limón Company in New York City, McGuire began training in modern dance. She also maintained her position at a company in the Northeast Regional Ballet Association, all while teaching fulltime. She moved to New York in 1972 with her husband and son to pursue her modern dance career. Because McGuire was in her late 20s, she said she was concerned about her ability to continue in professional dance. “Like everything else it was fits and starts and loss of confidence,” McGuire said. To help support her family, she and her husband drove taxis during her first year in New York. Within a year of taking classes at the Martha Graham School, where she was on full scholarship, she was offered a position with the main company where she danced for three years. After leaving the company in December of 1976, she and her husband scraped together some funds so she could do a two-week workshop at the Paul Taylor studios. Taylor noticed her within the first

McGUIRE: Butler University dance professor week and invited her to work with him setting a new piece. After working together four days a week for two months, Taylor had created a new piece based on McGuire. He subsequently offered her a position in his company. She was in already her early 30s, but she said she saw it as the start of a new chapter. “It was a glorious beginning,” McGuire said. “Those were the golden years of Taylor.” During her 15 years as a professional, McGuire danced all over the world in places such as Southeast Asia, Central America and the former Soviet Union. Her current students and colleagues recognize her value to the dance department. Erica Johnston, senior dance performance major, sees McGuire as a mentor not only in dance but in life as well. “(Knowing McGuire made me continue to be analytical without being self-critical,” Johnston said. After her sophomore year, Johnston went to the Paul Taylor summer intensive in New York with a work-study scholarship that McGuire helped her get. McGuire has also counseled Johnston on companies that she should audition for this upcoming spring. Her counsel is appreciated by students when the professional dance world seems so overwhelming. She said that working with McGuire has changed her mental approach to dance and


Did you know that Butler has a literary magazine that started 76 years ago? Since 1937, Butler University may have changed in many ways, but its commitment to literary excellence has not. “Manuscripts” is an annually published magazine that is run by a staff completely made up of students. “The magazine is definitely aspirational,” said senior editor Kate Newman. “We want to showcase the best that Butler has to offer.” Students of all majors are able to send in pieces of fiction, nonfiction, essays, poems, song lyrics, paintings, photographs and other material. The staff judges the work and the best is published in the spring manuscript. “They are all dying forms of expression,” said junior Editor Tamara Bodnar. “It’s nice that this is a group that cares, and it helps bring all those people together for whom this is still a big thing.” Newman said this is a transitional year for them. The staff is bringing in a graphic designer to help change the layout of the magazine and the website. The publications will now accept submissions on their website instead of through email. The website where students can now submit is https://manuscripts. She added that the submission deadline has been moved up to December 20—last year it was March—so the staff has more time to work on the layout. Newman said the bigger plan is to have a greater online presence and hopefully have content that updates weekly by next year. “We want to create a legacy that is going to last after I graduate and after my junior editor, Tamara, graduates,” Newman said. She attributed many of the changes to the new faculty advisors Bryan Furuness and Rob Stapleton. Furuness and Stapleton both work on the literary magazine “Booth,” and Furuness is also the editor in chief of another literary magazine “Pressgang” both affiliated with Butler. “He and I bring a little bit of experience putting together a literary magazine and putting it out into the world, and that’s the kind of experience we want to offer to Kate and Tamara,” Furuness said. He added that Newman and Bodnar do all the creative work. He and Stapleton are just there to support and guide them. He emphasized beefing up the infrastructure and said the first step is to create a mirror edition online for what is printed. The second step is archiving all the old manuscripts. “Right now, we are one leaky roof away from losing everything,” he said. Besides producing a magazine of student work, “Manuscripts”

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Butler University dance students perform a modern dance. McGuire changed her focus from ballet to modern when she was an adult. life. “Her class makes me discover how much more I enjoy moving in an earthy, modern way,” Johnston said. “She’s helped shape where I’m going in life. I’m very thankful because she’s so wise and gifted. “She changed my life.” Johnston sees McGuire as a strong teacher for her ability to point out individual corrections. She demands specificity from her students, giving them the tools they need to succeed in the professional world. Stuart Coleman, senior dance pedagogy major, said he sees McGuire as the greatest mentor he has ever had and respects her for the guidance that she has provided him. “I definitely feel safe in saying that as I leave Butler and progress with my career, that she is always going to remain someone who I revere with the most admiration,” Coleman said. Coleman said McGuire’s modern class has transformed him as a dancer and given him a sense of confidence as a person. McGuire leaves an impact on both her current and former students. Marissa Finlay, sophomore elementary education major, only

had McGuire as a professor for one semester of her freshman year, but still remembers what it was like to be in her class. She recalled being pushed to the limits of her dancing and how nerve wracking it was to attempt to reach that level of perfection that McGuire demands of her students. Now pursuing a teaching career of her own, Finlay can appreciate the quality of McGuire’s instruction and her value to the department. “I think you need someone that’s going to have a very firm hand, but students aren’t going to be afraid,” Finlay said. Finlay said she wants to be that kind of teacher students can connect with. Dan Peelor, dance department staff musician, has known McGuire ever since she came to Butler 11 years ago. He plays for the lower two levels of her modern classes. “It’s been nothing but a pleasure from the very start,” he said. “She’s very sensitive to the music.” “For a dance teacher to have a deep knowledge of music is not all that usual.” Peelor said McGuire is serious about her work, which is important for a professional organization such as the dance department. At this point in her career,

does other things around campus. It sponsors open mic nights, which used to be held in Starbucks but are now held in the Efroymson Center for Creative Writing. Bodnar said open mic nights give students the opportunity to get out there and share their work. The first open mic night, on Oct. 28, filled all the seats and was a blast, Newman said. There was food, and the acapella group “Freshly Brewed” played. Newman has been on staff for four years and Bodnar for two. Bodnar had just switched to an English major when she started working on staff. “I found out that I can totally geek out with poetry with all these people,” Bodnar said. The staff meets weekly and reads submissions. The group is made up of a variety of majors from Arts Administration to Business to English. “It is nice to get different perspectives and people seem genuinely excited to make it more of a thing than it has been,” Bodnar said. “Manuscripts” is free for students and will be published in March 2014.

“Manuscripts” is comprised of all student work. It is published annually in the spring.

McGuire has taught and directed at several institutions, including the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, the London Contemporary Dance School and the Paul Taylor School. Even though she has been a teacher for more than 11 years, McGuire said she still has some insecurities about it. She said she feels constant responsibility to her students to give them something useful. “I don’t always live up to my own expectations,” McGuire said. At the same time, she sees the teaching process as rewarding. She said the first couple of weeks are challenging while the students are getting acquainted with the new material, but then the class coheres and becomes like “one big organism.” She said it is satisfying for her to see the work coming to fruition. McGuire said she recently has looked to the past more than look to the future, but she anticipates staying at Butler and continuing her work in exposing ballet students to classical modern technique. “I can continue to grow as a teacher and as an artist, but I don’t have to look at the next big step because there isn’t one,” McGuire said, “And that’s fine with me.”

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WANT TO BE A PART OF MANUSCRIPTS? Manuscripts accepts all different kinds of literature including: • Fiction • Non-fiction • Essays • Poetry • Song lyrics • Paintings • Photographs • And many more To send in your work, go to https://

Kate Newman is the Editor of “Manuscripts,” a student literary magazine on campus.



Lost legacies Butler’s students need to be more involved in university affairs and monitor its changes TONY ESPINAL

“There’s no point in saving a school that trains people to manage fleets of horses if the motorcar has taken over horsedrawn transportation.’’ Those were the words President Michael McRobbie of Indiana University used about the historic Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. Recently, the IU board of trustees voted to merge the storied school with other departments. As the merger pushes forward, the students of IU feel their voices are being ignored as they tried desperately to save the journalism school from being erased. The student newspaper of IU, the Indiana Daily Student, reported the dean of the College of Arts and Science stated he doesn’t have faith that his undergraduates have the ability to think critically. I was an undergraduate student of IU and my wife is a graduate of Ernie Pyle. So, imagine how we felt when we heard those quotes. So what do IU issues have to do with Butler? Butler University was founded in 1855. That is more than 150 years of culture and tradition that has been developed by faculty, students and alumni. Could you imagine if all that disappeared without one single bit of input from its students? Imagine, one day, waking up and finding out that the administration moved Hinkle Fieldhouse, closed down the Holcomb Gardens or decided that there would no longer be a Blue, but change the storied mascot’s name to George. I know what you are thinking: “That would never happen here.” I’m sure the students of the Ernie Pyle School thought the same thing at one point. As students, it is crucial for us to become involved in the dealings of our school, because it is our school. We are the people who walk the gardens of Holcomb and pack Hinkle Fieldhouse. We are the ones that keep the traditions of Butler alive by going to the games and cheering our team. And we are the ones who have control over whether or not our voices will be heard when it comes time for the administration to make changes to our school. So spend some time getting involved in campus. Keep up with student government and how they are representing us on campus. If you don’t take the time to get involved, you may find that one day the school we came to know and love may end up being a shell of its former glory, and you had no say in it.

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Internships are becoming increasingly relevant and important for college and future jobs. Many employers are not interested in hiring an individual who has no experience outside the classroom, and such experience can be gained through internships. Unfortunately, Butler University’s colleges contain a mixed bag of internship programs. They also contain students with varying levels of knowledge and concern about internships. Internship programs in Butler’s colleges need to be clear in helping their students understand what they need to do with the internships while at Butler. Those leading the programs also need to be proactive when helping students find opportunities in the form of internships. At the same time, Butler students need to take responsibility for graduating and preparing for a career by doing more research on internship requirements and internships in general. “The perfect marriage has been when the student takes advantage (of the opportunities provided by the internship program),” said Kim Goad, director of Career Development, a team that oversees the Butler College of Business internship program. Internship programs at all of Butler’s colleges are complained about at one time or another. Even the internship program in Butler’s COB—which was ranked the 12th-best in the nation by Bloomberg BusinessWeek—may have flaws, which students spoke about in The Collegian’s “Students express concern with internship program” (Sept. 24). Internship programs across Butler’s colleges are staffed differently, according to the needs of the college and what it can afford, staff-wise. However, there should be a system in place at each

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The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and this means two things: There will be a lot of people stressed, and there will be a lot of people sick on campus. With the end of the semester rush for classes, students will be doing everything they can to squeeze out those last points to make sure students can get the highest grade, possible. Having good mental health is important, but maintaing good physical health is key to achieving the highest grades possible. Missing class because of an illness or being too fatigued to stay up and complete assignments


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students search for employment opportunities, obtain employer information and get in touch with Butler alumni, according to Butler’s website. However, not all students know about B.L.U.E. Coordinators can lighten the load of having to work with so many students utilizing by B.L.U.E., so it behooves them to display it to students. Then, when students know of B.L.U.E., they should take initiative and use it to work toward an internship. Beaulieu said students should use the Internship and Career Services program regardless of success or struggles with their college’s internship coordinator. “I think utilizing our office (is helpful),” Beaulieu said. “We work with coordinators to get information to them about what’s

could throw a wrench in one’s goals for academic success down the home stretch of the semester. While it is the end of the semster, it is not the end of the world. Students need to remember to take care of themselves. It is not only beneficial to one’s self to maintain their health: It is to the benefit of the entire Butler population. Diseases can spread like wildfire, especially when the weather is begining to change. The increase of coughs and sneezes around campus mean flu season is upon us. Students’ health

is a priority, but the prevention of spreading germs and diseases are the highest concern. The Health and Recreational Complex recommends that if students have head or body aches, fevers, cough or a sore throat, they call it for help, according to the HRC website. One of the perks of going to Butler is that we have doctors on campus that students can see for free. Cleaning hands, covering one’s mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing and, when one is knowingly sick, trying to avoid contact with other students to prevent the spread of germs and sickness to other healthy people is important. If students want or need a visual example of how germs spread from one person to the next, there is a video on the HRC website,


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internship program that internship coordinators can use to help students understand why internships are necessary and how they should go about applying for them. The first step in this system should be an introduction between the internship coordinator and the students. This way, students know they have an internship coordinator to assist them in searches. Part of this system could include a requirement for coordinators to email a colleges’ students at the start of the semester, explaining the requirements the college’s majors have for internships. Another part could include an explanation about what an internship requires for counting as credit. If a coordinator does not explain the requirements for fulfilling an internship, a student might make assumptions about what he or she needs to do—and they could be wrong. Some students are unclear about what their major requires as far as internship experience needed to graduate. Even as freshmen— when students likely won’t be participating in internships— students should have a clear understanding of how internships fit into their majors. This requires effort on the part of students as well. Expecting an internship coordinator to drop an interview into a student’s lap is just unreasonable. Utilizing B.L.U.E.—Butler Links U to Employers—should be a key step for students when trying to obtain an internship. “A lot of students use it in order to locate internships,” Gary Beaulieu, Internship and Career Services director said. “A lot of it varies by college and how much the internship coordinator knows about B.L.U.E. as well.” B.L.U.E is meant to help

going on in the internship world, and they refer students back and forth with any questions they may have about internships.” An internship coordinator should be able to do things a website cannot. If a coordinator is just reiterating things students can find on, what is the point of the position? “We have a unique situation here in that we have a small student body in a major metropolitan city,” Goad said. “So there are a lot of really quality opportunities where students can get that internship experience during the semester.” Internship coordinators at all of Butler’s schools need to work in line with this idea when assisting students. Consistency and clear communication will go a long way to helping students get the experience they need to graduate and advance into the real world.

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courtesy of Creative Commons. The dining halls also play a pivotal role in maintaining one’s health. Not only are they a breeding ground for germs and a very easy way to contract illness but they are, also a place where students can boost their immune system. A well-balanced diet is a good way to maintain proper health. Balanced diets combined with the adequate amount of rest are two crucial things that everyone can do to ensure that one stays healthy. If everyone takes self responsibility for their health, everyone will be much happier and healthier for the entirety of the fall and winter. Contact Opinion Editor Rhyan Henson at

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HRC needs longer hours Students would benefit from a later Health and Recreation Complex closing time As Butler continues to grow, its student facilities must adapt to the new student population. The Health and Recreation Complex serves as a critical location for student life, hosting medical services, intramural sports and late night programming. But with midterms, piles of homework and club commitments, the HRC’s 11 o’clock closing time quickly comes and goes. “In the beginning, because this was brand new to Butler, we looked at a lot of other universities our size and compared,” said the associate director of the HRC operations, Josh Downing. “From what we found, majority of schools were going 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.” However, university recreation facilities such as at Ohio State and Georgetown University close at 2 a.m and midnight respectively. From personal experience, almost all cardio machines on the main floor tend to be in use during the HRC’s last hour of operation. Many student organizations have

TAYLOR POWELL evening meetings to avoid conflict with others, leaving limited time to go to the gym. For some students, the earliest time they can make time to work out is at 10 p.m. “I just wish they were open later,” senior Mary Allgier said. “I know that I have gone there at 10 o’clock and I have to hurry up and the cardio machines are always taken.” Check-in records show that a significant number of students use the HRC during the last hour of operation, said Downing. However, the number is less than the complex’s peak at 2 or 3 p.m. Keeping the HRC open later would also create the opportunity for more student employment— something which is highly competitive here at Butler. “A lot of students want to work at the HRC, and they would get more jobs even if they were open just an hour later,” Allgier said. The HRC could possibly have

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Daily check-in data shows that students frequently use the HRC on days where there are also classes and weekly club meetings. to hire more staff, Downing said, depending on how many hours later it were open and if the budget were available. Operating hours at the HRC may have to change due to growing popularity of club and intramural sport leagues and the need for gym space. “Our intramural program is pretty big,” Downing said. “If we grow in students, we might need to

have it open to allow for additional programming. The HRC could push back its closing time to 1 a.m. and satisfy student need. More students could make time to work out and lead healthier, less-stressful lifestyles. If students want a change in the HRC’s hours of operation, students only need to make a formal recommendation. “We love to hear from students,”

Downing said. As a center for student life, the HRC must cater to students’ requests. “This is your place,” Downing said. “What I mean by that is that this was built on the students’ backs. We are always willing to listen.” Contact assistant Opinion editor Taylor Powell at

You don’t have to look sick to be sick

A Collegian staffer battles a chronic illness and seeks respect from her peers Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

A little privacy here The NSA could have access to personal emails, causing an invasion of privacy


Apparently deciding that America’s distrust of the government isn’t strong enough, The National Security Agency is giving citizens something else to worry about. The agency has allegedly tapped into private data centers of Google and Yahoo, according to the Washington Post and leaked documents from the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The data consists of hundreds of thousands of personal user accounts worldwide, including any email, documents, pictures and video tied to the accounts. General Keith Alexander, the director of the NSA, denied these allegations at a Bloomberg cybersecurity conference last week. “I can tell you factually we do not have access to Google servers, Yahoo servers,” Alexander said. What’s interesting about that statement, however, was that the NSA was never actually accused of accessing Google or Yahoo’s servers. Barton Gellman, one of the Washington Post writers responsible for the story, said in an interview with PBS that, “[T]hey’re tapping

into the traffic that’s between the data center here and the data center there. So they’re capturing the data as it moves across the net, not in storage.” When logging into a Google or Yahoo account, all of the user’s data is sitting on a private server, Gellman said. When the user opens up the email, the account’s information is sent across the web and to a computer where the user can access it. The NSA can then intercept account information, conceivably giving them access to every single one of a person’s emails, as well as where they were sent or received. Google has been openly angry with the NSA, and understandably so. The company already announced that they would be bulking up security measures. The laws currently in place have too many loopholes, and they must be adjusted in order to ensure the privacy of American citizens.

I don’t look sick. I go to classes, I hang out with my friends and I work hard on this publication. To any outsider looking in on my life, I seem perfectly normal. However, I have a chronic illness. I face daily health struggles, but this isn’t always immediately obvious to people who don’t know me well. I was five years old when I was diagnosed with Type One diabetes. When my doctors explained my disease to my parents, they thought my disease would run my life. I work hard to not let that be the case. I can do anything anyone else can – it just takes me a lot more work. I have to constantly monitor my blood sugar and insulin intake. My disease isn’t in charge of me. Even when I do everything correctly, though, my diabetes still gets in the way sometimes. Sickness and stress are worse for my body than for most people – and college is full of both. Sometimes I just don’t know why my blood sugar is out of control. Diabetes is an unpredictable disease. When I have problems with my


blood sugar, I have to take a break. Sometimes it’s as simple as sitting out of a sport for 15 minutes, and sometimes it takes hours to get my insulin levels under control. Nobody can see when I feel like this. My chronic illness isn’t visible; high blood sugar doesn’t manifest itself on the outside. A lot of chronic illnesses aren’t obvious to an outsider looking in. Someone can seem to lead a completely normal life but still suffer from health problems. People do not have to look or act sick to be sick. Despite this, there still seems to be a stigma surrounding chronic illnesses. These people, who are going through a physically and emotionally exhausting situation to begin with, receive judgment constantly. I’ve personally had people question my integrity because of my diabetes. This is extremely insulting to anyone with a heath condition. I

have a right to take care of myself and my body without scrutiny from people I hardly know. I’m not asking for pity. I don’t want people to feel bad for me or anyone else with a chronic illness. What I am asking for, however, is the privacy and respect sick people deserve. Even though someone might not look sick, his or her body might be fighting an invisible battle every day. I had someone say to me, “If there is ever a day when you have to choose between your job and your health, I hope you have the strength to choose your health.” Few things are more important than health. Even though I work hard to take care of my body, when things go wrong, I should be able to step back and take care of myself without being judged or criticized. My work ethic and commitment to my responsibilities have nothing to do with my chronic illness. I will do as much as I am physically capable of, and this is all anyone should ask of me. I hope everyone with a chronic illness has the strength to choose to put their health first over their jobs or society’s opinion. Contact copy editor Maggie Monson at

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Do you think the HRC should be open later? “Yes. I find it difficult to go during the day. The late evening would fit my schedule much better.”

“It would be nice, but I wouldn’t be going at 1 in the morning .”

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Rebecca Linn Freshman Anthropology

“Yes, because night time is the best time to work out, and it would give me more time to do homework and prioritize my college life.”

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BUGGED BY BUGS A variety of crawling critters have invaded Butler’s living spaces, and students are fighting to keep them outside KATIE GOODRICH KGOODRIC@BUTLER.EDU STAFF REPORTER

Butler University’s campus—along with the rest of the Midwest—is being invaded by bugs. Stink bugs, boxelder bug and ants are the main problems on campus, said Dick Hamm, director of building services. The bug problem was brought to Building Services’ attention more than four weeks ago, Hamm said. “We have been seeing an increase in insect activity that is outside of the norm at this time of year,” Hamm said. “It’s been the temperatures that have been really driving the issue, I believe.” Lizzie Terrell, a freshman who lives on the second floor of Schwitzer Hall, has bugs in her room. “One day, we vacuumed up 11 stink bugs,” Terrell said. “That wasn’t the end of it. They kept coming in.” Terrell said she has a variety of bugs in her room, including ants. She said a problem began approximately a month ago. After talking to her resident assistant, Terrell said a pest control company was brought in to spray the windows. “It keeps the bugs from staying alive,” Terrell said. “But they still get in the room. That was the best solution there was they said.” Terrell said she believes she was bitten by one of the bugs in her room. “I saw a bump one night,” Terrell said. She described the bump as “big, round, and red” and “about the size of a golf ball.” Hamm said the bug issue is not seen in just one building on campus, but the entire Midwest region. Arnetta Shade, an RA in Ross Hall, said at least eight rooms in her unit have had stink bugs inside.

Shade said the problem gradually worsened after Labor Day. By the second week of September, she was e-mailing her 34 residents about the problem. “I was noticing them, and they were coming in two or three at a time,” Shade said. Shade would look at the rooms that had complained about bugs. “We would go in their room, and their curtains were lined with them and more were crawling out of vents,” she said. The rooms on the outside of the building near trees were affected more than rooms with windows facing the courtyard, Shade said. “When (the exterminator) came in, he basically said to keep the windows shut because there was nothing he could do,” Shade said. “There’s no extermination technique for them. A lot of my residents, including myself, have been taping their windows shut.” Shade said she realizes the bugs are coming in to get away from the cold, but number of bugs coming in is the problem. “The infestation of them was really rapid,” Shade said. “It just came about because none of us know what they are or what to do (about them).” Butler has a pest control contract that calls for a pest controller to be on campus at least once a week, Hamm said. These visits from Arab Pest Control, Butler’s company, have increased to two to three times a week to follow up on the issue, Hamm said. The pest control company will visit if a work order is a “life emergency,” such as a large case concerning rodents. Hamm said one or two instances of bugs in a room do not warrant a follow up. He said these types of bugs are not deemed a life emergency by the pest control company. “We consider that a part of the living, learning experience is to be able to understand it’s not just students (being affected),” Hamm said. “It’s not just Butler. It’s not just faculty and staff. It’s an area issue and a weather issue.”

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A stink bug lies in a coffee mug in Schwitzer Hall. Stink bugs, boxelder bugs and ants are an issue at many residence halls on campus because of the fall weather. Hamm said the bugs will go in their dormant stage after the first frost and when temperatures fall below freezing. That is when he said campus will see a drop in the number of insects. Building Services gets work orders from resident coordinators or RAs, which they give to Arab Pest Control. The company has provided Butler with insect identification and monitoring boxes, which are small boxes with glue used for faster identification of the type of insect. The pest control company can then provide the correct treatment. Hamm gives simple tips to students looking to keep bugs out of their room. “The number one thing this time of year is that these insects are looking to hole up for the winter,” Hamm said. “Any crack or crevice they are going to come through. Once they have access, they can get into any room that leaves their door open.” Hamm said students should keep windows shut, take the trash out every day, and keep the number under control to A stink bug crawls across a volume of Webster’s prevent the bugs from multiplying. dictionary in a Schwitzer Hall room.

The Butler Collegian: November 6, 2013  

The Collegian's 10th issue from the fall 2013 semester

The Butler Collegian: November 6, 2013  

The Collegian's 10th issue from the fall 2013 semester