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Parking committee addresses concerns COLIN LIKAS CLIKAS@BUTLER.EDU EDITOR IN CHIEF

The Butler University parking committee discussed and debated the future of freshman parking, a sliding cost scale for faculty and staff parking decals and a new flex parking lot at its meeting Tuesday. A large portion of the two-hour meeting was used to contemplate potential new policies for freshman parking on campus. A popular suggestion among those in attendance was allowing freshmen to park only in the I Lot, which contains approximately 400 spaces. Assistant Police Chief Bill Weber said the university handed out 398 permits to freshmen this semester, includng 247 B decals. A second suggestion was allowing only freshmen meeting specific requirements to park on campus. Such requirements included having a medical concern, having an off-campus job, being enrolled in an Indianapolis Community Requirement course or being enrolled in certain classes in the College of Education. The last requirement would be necessary because some COE classes require students—freshmen among them—to go out into the community, which could require a car on campus. Assistant Police Chief Andrew Ryan said having an on-campus job should not be a feasible excuse if that requirement were to exist because of the existence of Dawg Ride and Butler University Police Department’s ability to provide personal escorts. Some committee members described the latter plan as “prohibition with exceptions” for freshman parking. The committee is also looking at schools comparable to Butler and other Big East Conference member schools to see how they handle freshmen parking. Creighton University, Xavier University and Marquette University are among the Big East schools that allow full freshman parking, according to research see PARKING page 3

CHANGE OF SCENERY Top photo a Collegian file photo; bottom photo by Erin Marsh

For the fifth time in Butler history, spring commencement will be held in the Butler Bowl. MELISSA IANNUZZI MIANNUZZ@BUTLER.EDU ASST. NEWS EDITOR The spring 2014 commencement ceremony will take place in the Butler Bowl, due to renovations in Hinkle Fieldhouse. Seating capacity will decrease from 10,000 seats available in Hinkle to 5,100 in the stands of the Butler bowl. That does not include the seating available on the field’s turf. Seats placed here will be reserved for VIP seating and people who are unable to walk in the stands due to mobility issues. Audience members who do not wish to sit outside, and students who want to watch but are not given a ticket by graduates will be able to view the ceremony on a live feed in Clowes Memorial Hall. “Anytime we put on something that’s so important, whether it’s that first impression— orientation—the bookend—which is commencement—we’re going to do that right,” Vice President for Student Affairs Levester Johnson said.

The planning committee, led by Meg Haggerty, associate director of student affairs, is estimating that students will get five or six tickets for friends or family members who wish to come to the ceremony. Last year’s seniors had nine. “Even with the reduced number, we still give out more tickets than any other school in Indiana that I know of,” Haggerty said. The committee planning commencement first learned the location would need to change last spring once the university committed to raise $25 million it needed to renovate Hinkle. Renovation will start as soon as basketball season ends, Johnson said. “Most of the funds are here,” Johnson said. “All phases have been approved, and we’re ready to pull the trigger.” Initially, the planning committee asked if renovation could be delayed, but the construction will already extend into next football season. If they wait any longer, it could interfere with more of football season and some of basketball season. This year’s graduating class has mixed opinions about the new venue. “I saw it coming with the renovations. It’s better than the

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The Health and Recreation Complex uses way too many lights at night and Reid took cool pix of it.

Map courtesy of Meg Haggerty. Editing by Melissa Iannuzzi

mall or something, but Hinkle is a huge aspect of this school,” senior Tanner Walter, said. “I have a lot of memories there, so I’m a little disappointed.” Senior Heather Wolfgang is more optimistic about the situation. “At first I was upset because the first thing I think about Butler

is Butler basketball and Hinkle,” Wolfgang said. “But if it is nice out, I think it will be an awesome ceremony. “However, I do not think it is acceptable in the slightest to still have us walk if it’s even sprinkling.” see VENUE page 3



Friends and colleagues of David “Blake” Hanger remember him as “a funloving guy,” “strong-willed” and someone who “had a pretty good sense of humor.” Hanger—a 2011 Butler graduate who earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science—died Sunday morning after a one-month battle with injuries sustained in a car accident. He was 25 years old. Hanger was a passenger in a vehicle traveling on a St. Louis interstate on Oct. 10, according to a Columbus, Ind., newspaper, The Republic. The vehicle ran into the back of a semi truck trailer, and Hanger sustained injuries that resulted in him being placed in a medically-

induced coma. He did not regain consciousness after being taken out of the coma, according to The Republic. Hanger was attending graduate school at Logan College in Missouri to become a chiropractor. Friday at 6:30 p.m., Butler’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity—of which Hanger was a member while at Butler—will honor Hanger with a release of sky lanterns on the fraternity’s lawn. St. Louis Mercy Hospital— which Hanger was taken to after the accident—is renaming its Trauma/ Neuropathy Intensive Care Unit wing after Hanger and remodeling its waiting room to better accommodate future families, according to a Facebook post from Brent Devers, Hanger’s brother. “There were so many of

People just natually gravitated to him. TED BURGOON HANGER’S FRIEND AND FRATERNITY BROTHER us (that) we were spilling out of the waiting room,” said Ted Burgoon, a 2012 Butler graduate and fellow Phi Delta Theta fraternity member. “It shows his character, how many lives he impacted, that the hospital has to redo his construction to change the waiting room to be more accommodating for people.” Matt Farrell, a 2012 Butler graduate and Phi Delta Theta fraternity member, said Hanger was “an essential

piece to bringing back Phi Delta Theta” when the house returned to campus in 2009. Burgoon, who met Hanger as a freshman through the fraternity, said Hanger was a reason he and others joined Phi Delta Theta. “He was one of those kids who had so much energy all the time,” Burgoon said. “People just naturally gravitated to him.” Marcie Mangan, a 2012 Butler graduate, met Hanger through a group of friends during a spring break while at Butler. Mangan said she will always remember a time during that break when Hanger was simultaneously enjoying two of his favorite things: house music and sports. “(Hanger and others) were blaring house music, and he was sitting like

Photo courtesey of Matt Farrell

Blake Hanger died of injuries sustained in a car accident last month. two inches from the TV fistpumping and watching sports,” Mangan said. “He was so content, and that’s how I’ll always picture him.” Lisa Farley, physical


education assistant professor, taught Hanger in one of her first classes at Butler in 2009. She said she makes it a see HANGER page 3



Senior class gift: Students choose where to donate MARAIS JACON-DUFFY


Butler’s graduating class of 2014 will have the option to donate to a campus group, club, building, athletic team or academic college of their choice. Students can choose to donate to Butler’s colleges, scholarships, Office of Student Affairs, athletic teams and other organizations. Seniors can provide donations to essentially any group or structure on campus with a gift fund. Class president Michael Keller said the decision to change the senior gift is intended to get more people involved in the giving process. “I wasn’t really sold on the idea until I saw data from previous years that showed only 10 or 15 percent of the senior classes were even donating to their class gift,” Keller said. “The big goal of this is to get more people involved, and hopefully they will if they have the freedom to choose where they want donate.” Jennie Jones, associate director of alumni and parents’ programs, said she received mixed reviews about the traditional gift-giving system during the past six years she has worked with seniors on the process. “There’s always a group that’s very happy with the senior gift and another group that doesn’t really resonate with the gift,” Jones said. “The hope is that, with this system, students will feel more a part of creating a legacy.” Jones said many students don’t realize that basic operating costs at Butler are paid for by donations.

“This will hopefully better educate students about what donations bring to campus and why they are important,” Jones said. While the official announcement of the change has not been made, Jones said she has received positive feedback from class officers and a small group of seniors who previewed the new system. “They all seem pretty excited about the new freedom and choices,” Jones said. Keller said some of his senior class peers are upset that they won’t have a physical structure commemorating their graduating class. “The only real concern I’ve heard is that there won’t be something you can physically see when you return to campus 10 years down the line,” Keller said. The senior class officers and Butler’s administration are willing to create some kind of tangible item to go along with the 2014 class gift, Keller said. “They’re on board, but as of now we’re still figuring out the what and the where for this gift,” Keller said. Robbie Kusz, assistant director of annual giving, is a 2009 Butler graduate who likes the new senior gift-giving program. Kusz said hindsight as an alum gives him the perspective to say this class gift system will be better for students. “My class gift was the bust of Tony Hinkle,” Kusz said. “Honestly, I don’t care that much about that bust, and I don’t really connect to that specific statue. So having the ability to choose a specific place to donate really means a lot more.”

This statue, located at Norris Plaza, was donated as a senior class gift from the class of 2003. Kusz said every student will have a different favorite part of their college experience, which will influence what they donate to. “Some students might feel that athletics most influenced their Butler experience, but another student might feel that Student Affairs was the most important part of their time at Butler,” Kusz said. “Whatever it may be, students can donate to that specific area.” Keller said he will likely donate to the Office of Student Affairs. “Being a part of SGA and Student Affairs was something that I really enjoyed during my time at Butler,” Keller said. Kusz, Jones and Keller all said

students who wish to donate outside of the major broad categories listed as donation options can do so if there is a gift fund for that specific group, club or entity. Kusz said students who donate through this annual gift giving program will actively begin their career as donors. “When you leave Butler, you won’t always be able to play on a sports team or be a part of a club,” Kusz said. “But donating is an act that students and alums can take part in after graduating.” Keller said students who wish to provide feedback for the new system can contact him or any senior class officers.


The Butler University Police Department is investigating an incident of voyeurism that took place last Thursday in Jordan Hall. Voyeurism is the sexual interest of spying on another who is doing something of a private matter. A female student was on the third floor of Jordan Hall using the restroom last Thursday when she saw a cell phone placed under the stall dividers. She left the restroom and waited outside for the person to come out, according to BUPD’s report of the incident. As a man came out of the bathroom she confronted him, yelling, “What do you think you are doing?” The man looked at her, froze, and then fled to the west stairs of Jordan Hall. The student immediately called BUPD, who arrived within minutes of the call. “Officers were on the scene and checked all over, but he was gone,” BUPD detective Bruce Allee said. Allee said he believes the suspect at-large is not a Butler student. “She did not recognize him. It is possible (the suspect was a Butler student), but I think he was probably from a different college campus, or just happened to be of college age,” Allee said. “I would be surprised if a Butler student would do that on our campus.” The timely warning sent out Nov. 8 to the Butler campus described the suspect as a white male, 18-20 years old, 6’0 tall, of thin build, with curly hair. He was wearing dark, thick-framed glasses, a grey hooded sweatshirt, olivecolored pants and dark canvas tennis shoes.

BUPD has contacted the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for any previous arrests for voyeurism. Allee said these files will take a while to go through and compare to the instance of voyeurism on Butler’s campus. “We will file the highest charges against him and as many charges as possible,” Allee said. “We take this very seriously.” Allee said the sitation was handled well by the female student. “The potential of what could have happened frightens me more then what happened,” Allee said, “She was very smart about it and knew she had to get herself out of the bathroom quickly.” Allee said it is important for Butler students to look out for fellow classmates. “The main thing is for students to be aware of their surroundings,” Allee said, “when they feel they may be in a vulnerable situation.” Freshman Liz Jansen said reading the email was somewhat alarming. “I think that it is important to be aware of your surroundings. If you see something suspicious, tell someone,” Jansen said. “Whether that be a friend or BUPD, speak up. “Traveling in pairs and going places with friends are always a good idea. Be a good friend and look out for them.” Allee said he urges students to take advantage of safety services provided by BUPD. “BUPD is always available for escorts any time of the day,” Allee said. “It is never an inconvenience or problem to make sure students get from once place to another safely.”

Kusz said this system is being used at peer universities, and research shows it is well received at those locations. This system will hopefully become the new norm for Butler’s campus, Jones and Keller said. “This will definitely be a trial year for this system,” Keller said. “But the goal is to get donations much higher than it’s been in the past, like at 25 or 30 percent.” Jones said she has already begun gauging reactions of class of 2015 officers to potentially continue this system. “This is definitely something we would love to see continued for years to come,” Jones said. Jason Lantzer is serving as interim coordinator for Butler’s honors program. Lantzer said he will apply to fill the position permanently at the end of the school year.

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University honors program still in search of permanent coordinator KATIE GOODRICH KCGOODRI@BUTLER.EDU STAFF REPORTER

The Butler University Honors Program is still without a permanent coordinator. Students in the program received news less than two weeks into the academic year that former coordinator Amy Elson would be leaving for a new position at Indiana University. In an Sept. 5 email from Mary Ramsbottom, associate provost, the honors program announced Elson would leave Sept. 16. There would be information soon about Elson’s replacement, according to the email. Ramsbottom sent another email four days later with the announcement of an interim coordinator. Lantzer began the job Sept. 15, according to the email, and will hold the position for the remainder of the school year. Lantzer has taught honors courses at Butler for the past three years. Last year, Latzer said he also used the adjunct office in the CHASE office, which helped him learn even more about the honors program. “When Amy (Elson) announced that she was leaving, (Director of Honors) (Judi) Morrel asked if I would be interested in applying for

the interim position since I knew the program,” Lantzer said. His contract to be the interim coordinator lasts until the end of the academic year. There will be a job search in place by the end of the semester to fill the permanent position, Lantzer said. Lantzer said he will apply for the permanent position at the end of the year. “There is going to be a learning curve,” Lantzer said. “If I already know the position and my superiors have felt I’ve done my job well, why would I give this opportunity up?” The changes in leadership or structure of the position of will not impact any of the requirements in the honors program, Lantzer said. “They aren’t sure whether this position is going to be structured as it is now when they post the job,” Lantzer said. “It might, and it might not be.” In his new role, Lantzer said he has three main priorities: helping students understand what the honors program entails, increasing communication and retaining students. “In today’s world, it’s easy to say, ‘It’s on the web, go check on the website,’” Lantzer said. “I don’t want to lose anybody. I definitely don’t want to lose anyone because they don’t know what they’ve gotten into.”

Last week, Lantzer hosted a “What to Expect When You’re Honors” event to explain what the expectations and requirements are in the honors program. Emily Fuchs, a sophomore member of the honors program, said events like this are worthwhile. “I like that he hosted a forum about what the program is,” Fuchs said. “I wish I could have gone because I need to learn about the thesis.” Students are kept informed of events like these through emails sent out by Lantzer. “Students tell me I send out a lot more emails,” Lantzer said. “Well, I want you to know what’s going on.” Lantzer said he has enjoyed his first two months on the job working with students individually, rather than in a typical classroom setting. “To actually get to sit one on one and help students work out what it is they want to do, that’s been rewarding,” Lantzer said. “I love what I’m doing. Fuchs said the transition has been smooth between coordinators. “Obviously, it takes some time to make a transition, but he’s handling it very well,” Fuchs said. “I miss Amy, but I think Dr. Lantzer is doing a good job already. I think the program will excel under his leadership.”



compiled by Lindsey Birt, BUPD environmental health and safety specialist. Providence College, another Big East member, allows only junior and senior parking. Outside the Big East, St. Louis University, Drake University and Gonzaga University allow full freshman parking. Valparaiso University requires freshmen to have an off-campus job or medical needs in order to obtain a permit. Bradley University—which Ben Hunter, chief of staff and executive director of public safety, described as “very comparable to Butler”— puts freshmen on a waiting list for “special circumstances,” although there is no guarantee they ever get a permit. Hunter said the idea of eliminating the ability for freshmen

HANGER: BUTLER GRAD DIES AFTER CAR ACCIDENT FROM PAGE ONE point to get to know all her students, and she quickly realized something about Hanger. “I can’t think about him without him having his hat on backwards,” Farley said. “I see that that’s a characteristic that’s relatively significant for him.” Farley said she thinks people were drawn to Hanger because of his positivity, happiness

THE BUTLER COLLEGIAN | PAGE 3 to park on campus is not something the university desires to pursue. Another topic for discussion was the idea of a sliding cost scale for A decals. Hunter said “many people” have emailed he and Butler President James Danko about basing the price for A decals—currently $95 for all faculty and staff members—on faculty and staff members’ salaries. Several committee members quickly turned down the idea, saying the cost of a $95 decal per month was too little for the committee to be exploring a sliding cost scale. A status of a parking lot in front of the Fairbanks Building was also discussed. Lot No. 2, which was recently changed from a B decal-only lot to an A decal and B decal-mixed lot, will soon become a flex lot similar to Lot No. 6 next to Irwin Library. A motion to make this Fairbanks lot available for all permit holders between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily was made and passed in the meeting’s opening minutes. It is not immediately clear when this change will officially take

and enjoyment of fun. “That’s probably why he had so many friends,” Farley said. “I think people were just reeling over his death.” Basketball was another of Hanger’s passions, Farrell said. Farrell said Hanger was part of several intramural basketball teams that reached championship games, with Hanger always “channeling his idol Kobe Bryant.” “Blake was one to never shy away from someone new and always lit up the room with his presence,” Farrell said. “As only Blake

would say, ‘Less Gooo Dawgs.’” Burgoon said he is still in disbelief over what happened, adding that Hanger was “too strong and strong-willed” to be hurt in an accident. “It’s still not even real to me,” Burgoon said. “I’m talking to you, but I still think I’m going to see him two weeks from now at the HRC playing basketball.” A memorial service for Hanger will be held at Columbus North High School Saturday afternoon. Hanger’s family has set up an endowment fund for a scholarship at Logan College, in lieu of flowers.

effect. A variety of other parkingrelated concerns were discussed at the meeting. The current paper copy of the 2013-2014 parking allocation map is not completely up-to-date following changes to lots outside Fairbanks, Irwin, Apartment Village and Robertson Hall. Committee members suggested marketing a revised digital version of the map on Butler’s parking website, Park Butler. Another topic for discussion was the impending streetscape project, which The Collegian originally reported was to begin April 2014 in “SGA relays student parking input” (Oct. 29, 2013). Hunter said part of the streetscape project would eliminate the curves in the road near the Health and Recreation Complex with BUPD. He said it would likely start in March and end in August, and could cause commencement traffic concerns in May. Hunter said the goal in eliminating these curves is to make them into T-intersections to make them safer.

VENUE: GRADUATION MOVED TO THE BOWL FROM PAGE ONE The Butler University Police Department will be using its advanced Doppler radar system to determine the safety of the ceremony in the event of inclement weather. In case of light rain, the ceremony will continue

Kate Carroll, Student Government Association vice president, discusses a parking topic while Bill Weber, assistant police chief, looks on during a parking committee meeting yesterday. Photo by Marko Tomich

The Butler Tarkington Neighborhood Association is set to meet with Butler representatives, including Rich Michal, executive director of facilities, the week of Nov. 24, Hunter said. Weber made a request after the meeting’s agenda had been completed, asking for another row

as scheduled in the Bowl, but the program will move to a shortened “rain script.” Instead of having everyone walk across the stage, students will pick up their diploma at an alternate location after the speeches, Haggerty said. If there is heavier rain, there could be a rain delay of four or six hours. If the weather system is forecasted to move slowly through the area, the ceremony could

of C decal parking be considered in the Residential College parking area. Weber said it would compensate for the “76 or so” spaces commuters will lose when the streetscape project begins. The idea will be reviewed and explored.

be delayed by a day if they have the approval of high-ranking university officials. “Moving to an entire day would be a last resort if need be, just given that it would create a significant impact for our families and our students,” Haggerty said. Weather delays will be communicated in as many ways as possible, utilizing Butler’s website, social media

accounts and possibly a phone number people could call, she said. This will be the fifth time Butler has its commencement ceremony in the Bowl. “We have been working on this for so long, it’s funny now to talk about it,” Haggerty said. “It’s so much been a part of my research and life for the past few months, it’s nice to get it out there and tell other people.”


A quick glance at what readers should expect in upcoming issues. A Butler student’s vision of a Model United Nations Club.

How Syrian composer Aliah Ajan uses music to explore the struggles of his homeland.

A look at CPA’s plans for a new ride-share system for carless students.

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EYES ON THE SIDELINES Videographers film Butler squads

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Every game. Every practice. Every rep. Butler’s student video coordinators and team managers are responsible for filming all of it. “Any live situations or any situations coaches want to see, we record it,” men’s basketball manager and videographer Jared Todd said. The Butler football and men’s basketball teams both utilize film as a tool to prepare and educate their players. As many as four different cameras are running during football games and practices. Student video coordinator Stephen Blowers said cameras are usually set up on both sidelines and each end zone to make sure nothing is missed. The football team also utilizes a

lift that takes the videographers up for a bird’s eye view. Blower said the lift is typically in the parking lot, but it sometimes comes down to the field for practices. Blowers was in the lift for most of his freshman year, but has since moved to shooting wide shots of practices from the press box for the team. One of the team’s other video coordinators, senior Leland Watson, goes up in the lift frequently. “I usually take it up to about 30 feet, so I can clear the trees,” Watson said. Lifts were likely an afterthought in the minds of many videographers before Notre Dame student Declan Sullivan. Sullivan died while filming practice on a lift that tipped over in high winds in October 2010. Now, the operator’s safety is paramount.

Watson said the team takes the necessary precautions for the lift operator’s safety. “You can’t go up in the lift if the winds are over 20 miles per hour,” Watson said, “and it takes two hands to actually operate it.” Blowers said he knows the risks of the job, but he is confident in the team’s protocol. “I would still go up, (because) it’s still safe. You just have to be smart and don’t listen to anyone else,” Blowers said. “It’s all your own comfortableness.” Todd said the basketball team never has to deal with the filming risks the football team does. However, finding places to film can be challenging. “On the road, we have to scramble,” Todd said. “During a trip to Wright State, they had to winch you up to where you could film.” Todd said filming at Hinkle

Fieldhouse is never a problem. “We film on the east side up above by where the TV cameras are,” Todd said. “The good thing about Hinkle is there’s not a bad view in the place.” Todd said former coach Brad Stevens and current coach Brandon Miller both look to find tendencies when they watch film. “If we can find tendencies in players, we can figure out how to stop (opponents) better,” Todd said. “If we find tendencies in our players, we can encourage the good and use video to help fix the bad as well.” Blowers, Watson and Todd aren’t just filling these roles for fun. They all see a future for themselves in this sort of work. Blowers said he is currently looking for a graduate assistant job, or anything available at the professional level that would allow

him to stay in football. “I knew I wanted to pursue being involved in football coming into college,” Blowers said. Watson hasn’t been involved in sports videography as long as Blowers, but said he has found it as a way to diversify his skill set as a recording industry studies and digital media productions double major. Watson said he will soon be doing film work for the National Basketball Association’s Indiana Pacers, and he hopes he can continue doing similar work in the future. For Todd, the ultimate goal is becoming a basketball coach, but he said he will gladly take work in videography. “It would be ideal if I could get a video coordinator or graduate assistant,” Todd said. “I’m kind of looking everywhere and seeing what pops up.”

Fall sports still competitive in Big East Butler’s first fall sports season in the Big East Conference is coming to a close. Fans may have wondered going into the new league how the athletic program would handle its competition. Would the other schools the Bulldogs now compete with be too much for Butler teams to contend with? The answer for the fall teams seems to be no. Butler has handled its new surroundings in the Big East just fine. The Butler men’s soccer team finished the regular season with an overall record of 10-7-1 while going 4-5-0 in the Big East to clinch the sixth seed in the conference tournament. The Bulldogs had been picked to finish eighth by Big East coaches in the preseason poll. The team’s performance in 2013




improved dramatically from its ninth-place finish in the Atlantic 10 Conference in 2012. Butler went 3-5-1 in its sole season in the A-10 on its way to a 5-8-5 season overall. The arrival of freshmen David Goldsmith and Anthony Smith Jr. helped the Bulldogs to a postseason appearance, something the team was unable to accomplish in its past two seasons in the A-10 and Horizon League, respectively.

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Meanwhile, the women’s soccer team saw a slight drop in its conference performance this season, but still managed to finish above the expectations of some. Butler went 11-7-2 overall while finishing sixth in the Big East with a 4-5-0 record. It gave the Bulldogs a berth in the Big East tournament, which surpassed expectations provided by the Big East preseason coaches’ poll. The poll projected Butler would finish seventh in the league. The women’s soccer team finished fourth in the A-10 last season and reached the A-10 tournament semifinals, however. The team has still shown progress from its 2011 season in the Horizon League, when the Bulldogs went 8-10-2 overall and 3-5-0 in conference play.

The Butler men’s and women’s cross country programs entered the Big East with conference championship streaks. The men’s team had won 15 straight conference titles entering 2013 and the women’s team had won four consecutive game conference titles. Both streaks came to an end earlier this month when the squads each finished third at the Big East Championship. While the teams’ conference title runs are over, Butler’s position in the Big East could lead to a greater possibility of being selected to compete in the NCAA National Championship meet. But perhaps the greatest success has come from the only fall team that competes indoors. Butler’s volleyball team is less

than two weeks away from closing out its first season in the Big East and holds a 21-6 record. The Bulldogs are 8-4 in conference play and sit fourth in the Big East standings. The team has already surpassed its win total from last season when it went 17-12 while going 7-7 in the A-10 to earn the sixth seed in the A-10 tournament. The Bulldogs have shown steady growth since 2011, when they went 16-14 overall and 11-5 in the Horizon League. Once again, Butler’s fall athletic teams have suppressed any concerns supporters may have had about a conference change. The future looks bright for all of these squads in the remainder of their 2013 seasons and looking ahead to 2014.







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Bulldogs cruise in season opener, gear up for Princeton next MATTHEW VANTRYON MVANTRYO@BUTLER.EDU


Butler hosted Lamar Saturday night, ushering in the Brandon Miller era on a high note with an 89-58 win. The offense picked up where it left off in the team’s exhibition games. The team’s 89 points is its most in a season opener since the 2000-2001 season, when Butler scored 90 versus Eastern Illinois. Senior Khyle Marshall stole the show, netting 19 points and dominating the boards with 13 rebounds. Marshall said he is looking to

increase his effort and intensity this season. “It’s now or never. It’s my last go-around, so I’ve got to give it all I’ve got,” Marshall said. Miller said the leadership of seniors Marshall and junior forward Erik Fromm is beneficial, especially to the younger players on the squad’s. “They have the experience, night in and night out, of being able to compete at a really high level,” Miller said. “They’ve taken their experiences and passed that down the best they can, and have taken a leadership role from day one and passed that on to the rest

Junior guard Jackson Aldridge provided the Bulldogs a spark off the bench. He scored nine points and dished out two assists.

of the team.” Kameron Woods also impressed, scoring 11 points and grabbing seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (1-0). Lamar (0-1) proved to be a handful at the start, as the lead changed eight times in the first half. Butler struggled from behind the arc, shooting 2-of-12 in the opening period. Noticeably absent was the presence of sophomore guard Kellen Dunham. Dunham managed only two points in the opening half. The second half was a different story for the Bulldogs, as they were able to take advantage of opportunities on the inside. Butler scored 62 total points in the paint, while limiting Lamar to 22. The team held the visiting Cardinals to nine field goals in the second half. Miller said he noticed the defensive improvement. “I thought, as the game went along, we made some adjustments,” Miller said. “Guys came out in the second half, played better on the defensive end of the floor, and that got our offense jumpstarted.” Butler dominated the offensive glass in the second half, grabbing 14 offensive rebounds. The Bulldogs were able to capitalize, scoring 16 second-chance points in the half. Despite the team’s offensive success in the early going, junior Jackson Aldridge said defense remains a top priority. “Everyone’s having fun right now, but we need to continue to make sure that we have a defensive mindset,” Aldridge said. The team has won 15 consecutive season openers. Fresh off a home-opening win against Lamar, the Butler men’s basketball team will play host to Princeton for the first time since the 1961-1962 season. The Bulldogs are 2-0 all-time versus the Tigers (1-0). It will be the first time since the 1970-1971 season the men’s team has hosted an Ivy League school. Princeton finished 17-11 last

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Junior forward Kameron Woods (left) flushes home a dunk against Lamar. Woods finished with 11 points and seven rebounds season and last made an NCAA tournament appearance in 2011. Upperclassmen will look to lead the team this year. Guard T.J. Bray averaged nearly 10 points per game last season, but suffered a preseason hand injury and could be out until the end of the month. Junior forward Denton Koon averaged 10.5 points per game last season. The Tigers won their season opener 67-50 over Florida A&M. The Bulldogs will look to continue their hot offensive start. Including their two exhibition victories, the team is averaging 95

points per game this season. The team was 16-1 last season when senior forward Khyle Marshall scored in double figures. A strong season from him will be crucial to Butler’s success. Junior Jackson Alridge may also get increased playing time versus Princeton. Aldrige scored nine points and had two assists off the bench against Lamar. The team will look to continue to force turnovers. Lamar turned the ball over 13 times, and Butler was able to score 20 points off the miscues.


Mix of players lead to surprising season BRENDAN KING


The Butler women’s soccer team concluded its 2013 season with a 3-2 loss to St. John’s in the Big East Conference Tournament quarterfinals. Although the Bulldogs were eliminated in the first round of the tournament, team members took away a number of positives. Co-head coach Rob Alman said the team had a better season than even the coaches predicted. “I think the team overachieved this year and exceeded expectations in much the same way as it did last year,” Alman said. “With the move to the Big East Conference, we took a huge jump in the level of competition we had to face this season.” The team finished with an overall record of 11-7-2 and 4-5 in the Big East. That was good for a fifth-place finish in the 10-team conference. “It’s amazing that these players are capable of producing at the level they do and something they should be proud of,” Alman said. “It’s fun to punch a little above your weight, and that’s something we hope to continue to do.” The Bulldogs had that punch thanks to the play of its younger athletes. The team’s top six pointearners were a mix of freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, and goalkeeper Julie Burton is a senior as well. Sophomore midfielder Sophie Maccagnone led the squad in nearly every offensive category. She tallied 28 points—16 more

than any teammate—made up of a team-high 10 goals and a teamhigh eight assists. Maccagnone said her favorite goal this season was one she scored against against Providence Oct. 12. “My team was playing really well, and then having to go into overtime makes things very exhausting, and we all just want to score that winning goal,” Maccagnone said. “When (junior forward) Elise (Kotsakis) had the ball, she did an amazing job at keeping it and putting it in the perfect place across the net.” Maccagnone earned her second consecutive first-team All Conference honor, this time in the Big East, last week. Kotsakis and freshman midfield Serina Kashimoto earned second-team honors. Alman said the honor is welldeserved for Maccagnone. “She receives a lot of attention and plaudits because she is a special player and well on her way to becoming one of the best players—if not the best—player ever to pull on a Butler jersey,” Alman said. One of Butler’s top six pointearners was freshman midfielder McKenzie Muchow. In Muchow’s first year of collegiate soccer, she scored three goals and had six points. Perhaps her biggest goal was against the University of Michigan. It was the game-winner, propelling Butler to a 1-0 upset victory over the nationally-ranked Wolverines. The goal also briefly gave the Bulldogs a position in the Soccer America Women’s Top 25, in position No. 25. “The goal was off a cross from

a senior, (midfielder) Mary Allen, and she could not have gave me a better opportunity to put the ball in the back of the net,” Muchow said. Allen and forward Katie Griswold are two of six seniors who will depart from the squad prior to next season. They were both topsix point scorers for Butler. The other seniors are Burton and defenders Anna Ventimiglia, Olivia Colosimo and Ali Backscheider. Griswold has been with the team for five seasons. She said not playing collegiate soccer will be a brand new experience for her next year. “I’m sad to leave everything and everyone, but I’m excited to see where and what I will be doing in less than a year,” Griswold said. “Being a student-athlete has definitely taught me time management. It has also taught me about hard work.” This group features athletes who were part of three different athletic conferences. They were part of a Horizon League-winning team their freshman year, from which they moved on to compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference and Big East. “This group of seniors will be tough to replace,” Alman said. “The culture they leave behind makes it possible for our incoming freshmen to follow in their footsteps. “We will look for them to contribute and compete for starting spots from day one, along with some of our current players who will step up and fill both leadership and on field roles.” The mix of upperclassmen and younger players resulted in noteworthy victories against Michigan, Xavier and Creighton.

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Sophomore midfielder Sophie Maccagnone (right) was a big contributor for the Bulldogs. She earned first team All-Conference honors in Butler’s first season in the Big East. Muchow said the seniors had a great effect on her freshman season. “The seniors were willing to do anything to help not only the freshman class, but anyone on the team,” Muchow said. “They were some of the most motivating group of girls I’ve ever played with and that rubbed off on our team in a positive way.” As the Bulldogs look to the future, Muchow and Maccagnone will be integral parts of Butler’s system. “Our expectations for next season are to come out stronger and represent all the seniors and other Butler alumni that have made

this program what it is today,” Muchow said. “With one year of Big East play under our belt, I think we will be even more ready to show everyone what Butler women’s soccer is all about.” Alman knows it’s going to take hard work to keep the program prominent on a national stage, but the team is ready to face challenges to that goal. “Our ultimate aim will be to secure a spot in the national tournament,” Alman said. “But that is a long way off, and we know the only thing we can control is working hard to get better every day.”




Butler routs Valpo, still in the hunt for postseason KYLE BEERY


The Butler football team still has the postseason in its sights after a 72-12 rout of rival Valparaiso in the Hoosier Helmet Game Saturday. The Bulldogs (8-3, 6-1 Pioneer Football League) won their second consecutive game to remain in a three-way tie atop the PFL standings with San Diego and Marist. The Bulldogs broke a school record with 717 yards of total offense. They also broke the school’s modernera record for points scored. San Diego and Marist also won Saturday, leaving the season’s playoff outcome to this Saturday’s contests. With a win over Morehead

State, the Bulldogs can win at least a share of the league title, but with an automatic bid to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs going to the PFL champion, even more is at stake. In order to clinch a postseason berth, the Bulldogs would need San Diego to lose to Drake, as the Toreros hold the headto-head tiebreaker over both Butler and Marist. They also need Marist to lose to Mercer because the Red Foxes would edge out the Bulldogs in the second tiebreaker due to the margin of loss against San Diego. On Saturday, the Bulldogs looked to be in for a tough Senior Day contest as Valparaiso took an early 6-0

lead. But Butler scored 38 unanswered points to take a 45-12 lead into halftime. The Bulldogs scored 27 more unanswered points in the second half. Butler coach Jeff Voris said the team played one of its most complete games of the year. “We’ve been really good in spurts at different times during the year,” Voris said. “We’ve really been challenging them to play 60 minutes, and I thought for the first time this year we really did that.” Senior quarterback Matt Lancaster closed out his Butler home career with 317 passing yards and four touchdowns. He also added 30 rushing yards.

Senior running back Trae Heeter led the ground attack with 115 yards and a touchdown. Junior running back Rico Watson racked up 71 yards and two touchdowns before leaving the game with an apparent knee injury. Senior wide receiver Brendan Shannon caught three of Lancaster’s touchdowns and Heeter had the other, an 84-yard play to close out the first half. The Bulldogs will travel to Kentucky over the weekend to face the Eagles. The Eagles sit at 3-7 overall, including 3-4 in PFL play. Kickoff for the Bulldogs is at 1 p.m. Marist also kicks off from Poughkeepsie, N.Y. at 1 p.m. and San Diego plays at 4 p.m.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL The Butler women’s basketball team turned in a dominating performance in its first official contest of the season, defeating the Cleveland State Vikings (0-1) by a score of 85-69 in Hinkle Fieldhouse Friday night. Coming off last week’s exhibition victory over DePauw, the Bulldogs (1-0) further demonstrated their offensive depth against the visiting Vikings. When senior forward Daress McClung encountered foul trouble early on, junior Ijeoma Uchendu came in to score 10 points off the bench in just 18 minutes on the floor. Junior center Liz Stratman drained eight of

UCHENDU 10 shots en route to a careerhigh 19-point performance, leading Butler to a 43-30 lead at the half. Stratman, who begins her first full season of eligibility since transferring from Xavier, said the victory against the Vikings — a member of the Butler’s former conference, the Horizon League — reinforces the team’s standing among

the elite of the new Big East Conference. “We had only beat Cleveland State last year by two points, so we had something to prove to them,” Stratman said. “We wanted to make a statement now that we are in the Big East.” Senior guard Mandy McDivitt added 14 points, including nine from beyond the arc, and junior guard Taylor Schippers turned in a solid night as well with 11 points and four assists. The Bulldogs finished the night sinking 54 percent of their attempted shots, with five Bulldogs reaching double-digit figures in scoring. Sophomore guard Blaire

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Senior wide receiver Brendan Shannon backpedals in practice. Shannon had three touchdowns against Valparaiso Saturday in the Butler Bowl.

VOLLEYBALL Langlois, who made her first collegiate start in the opener, feels confident that her team has the necessary skill, as well as attitude, for a successful year. “Our mentality was to play hard and have fun,” Langlois said. “(We wanted) to show the fans who came out for our first game that we are a team that is fun to watch and support.” The Bulldogs will take to the road this Wednesday to face off against Eastern Michigan. The Eagles are 1-0 after beating NAIA opponent Madonna University 101-52 last Friday. Tip off is 7 p.m. at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich. -John Yeley

The Butler volleyball team enjoyed an undefeated weekend on the road, improving to 21-6 overall (8-4 Big East) and continuing its dominant play in the Big East. The Bulldogs first traveled to Pennsylvania Saturday, successfully sweeping Villanova (25-7, 25-18, 25-17) thanks to the sharp play by Butler’s middle-blockers. Senior Maggie Harbison recorded 10 kills in the match and was backed by juniors Erica Stahl and Belle Obert, who contributed eight and nine kills, respectively. Attack errors plagued the Wildcats (12-14, 4-9) throughout, as they were unable to answer the Bulldogs’ consistent gameplay on both offense

and defense. Less than 24 hours later, Butler faced off against the Georgetown Hoyas in Washington, D.C. The Bulldogs left the nation’s capital with a perfect record, as they swept the Hoyas in three sets (25-16, 2520, 25-16). Obert improved upon her previous night’s performance, tying fellow junior middleblocker Stephanie Kranda with 10 kills to shut down Georgetown’s defensive effort. Butler won’t wait long for the chance to punctuate the victory, as they host the Hoyas this time around on Friday. The rematch is slated for 7 p.m. at Hinkle Fieldhouse. -John Yeley




Butler competes in weekend doubleheader AUSTIN MONTEITH AMONTEIT@BUTLER.EDU SPORTS EDITOR

The Butler swim team had a busy weekend, competing in two meets on back-to-back days. The Bulldogs faced crosstown rival Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and intrastate rival Valparaiso last Friday at IUPUI Natatorium. The Jaguars of IUPUI won the meet with 182 points, followed by the Crusaders with 165 points and the Bulldogs with 97 points. Butler freshman Hailey Jensen placed first in the 200-yard individual medley. Sophomore Amanda Wagner took third place in the race with a time of 2:26.41. Sophomore Elizabeth Miller finished second in the 1,000-yard freestyle at 11:05.40. The time was the fastest of the season for Miller and is one of the best ever performances in the event for a Butler swimmer.

Three Butler swimmers posted career-best times at Friday’s meet. Sophomore Emma Green finished third in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:14.93. Sophomore Adrianna Kuhl earned a personal-best time in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing with a time of 2:10. Freshman Lindsay McDonald swam a career-best time in the 500yard freestyle with a time of 6:02. Green placed fourth in the 100yard butterfly, attaining a Big East A-standard time with 1:02.52, meaning she qualifies to compete in the event at the conference championships later this season. Sophomore Serena Daley nearly met the qualifying time in the 100yard freestyle, swimming a time of 56.64. Butler hosted Big East Conference-opponent Providence in a dual meet at Warren Central High School Saturday.

The Friars won the meet with a score of 172. The Bulldogs finished with 89 points. The Bulldogs swept the top three positions in the 100-yard butterfly. Junior Megan Boebinger won the event in 1:01.96 followed by freshman Audrey Gosnell and Green with times of 1:02.87 and 1:03.18, respectively. Butler’s relay team, composed of Gosnell, Wagner, senior Kaitie Ring and freshman Claire Butkus, won the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:53.89. Gosnell also took second place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.63. Freshman Genevieve Pena was victorious in the 200-yard butterfly, taking first with a time of 2:17.70. Boebinger placed first in the 100yard butterfly with a time of 1:01.96. Butler will compete against Big East rival Xavier in a meet this Saturday at 1 p.m. in Cincinnati.

A trio of Butler swimmers dive into the pool at the Health and Recreation Complex during a practice last week.

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A Butler swimmer comes up for a breath during a practice at the Health and Recreation Complex last week.

A Butler swimmer pushes during the final stretch of a length of the Health and Recreation Complex pool last week.




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Sophomore forward Jeff Adkins attempts a shot while being pursued by a Xavier defender during last Friday’s 2-1 Butler win at the Butler Bowl. The Bulldogs defeated the Musketeers again last night 1-0 in the first round of the Big East Tournament.

Bulldogs advance to Big East semifinals CLAYTON YOUNG


The Butler men’s soccer team (11-7-1, 4-5 Big East) stayed alive with a 1-0 win over Xavier (10-7-2, 6-3 Big East) in the first round of the Big East Conference Tournament. Freshman forward David Goldsmith scored the only goal of the match for the Bulldogs in the 28th minute on a shot to the left corner of the net. Senior Jordan Burt assisted Goldsmith’s 12th goal of the season. Senior goalkeeper Jon Dawson saved four Xavier shots on goal during the match. The Musketeers finished ahead of the Bulldogs in total shots for the night. Xavier had 14 while

Butler only had four. Xavier also led the match in corner kick opportunities. The Musketeers recorded five corners on the night compared to two recorded by the Bulldogs. Butler was able to overcome the 12 fouls it committed despite Xavier only being called for six. Tuesday night’s victory was Butler’s second consecutive over Xavier. The Bulldogs beat the Musketeers 2-1 last Friday at the Butler Bowl in a game it needed to win to clinch the sixth seed in the conference tournament. Xavier struck first with a 35thminute goal by senior midfielder Matt Walker. Sophomore Vincent Mitchell evened the score with a 50th-

minute goal. Junior defender Brandon Fricke scored the game-winning goal in the 66th minute for Butler off a free kick from sophomore forward Jeff Adkins. The Bulldogs will move ahead to play the No. 2 seed Marquette Golden Eagles. The Golden Eagles met Butler on Oct. 9, beating the Bulldogs 3-2 in double overtime. In that match, Mitchell and junior forward Zach Steinberger both recorded goals. The Bulldogs will face the Golden Eagles Friday in Chester, Penn. The match will be played at 8:30 p.m. at PPL Park, home of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union.

While the Butler women’s varsity cross country squad spent the week preparing for this weekend’s NCAA Great Lakes Regional, the second squad competed in the Hoosier Invitational. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was sophomore Samantha Turley, who earned an eighth-place finish with a time of 19:10. Freshman Maddie Westerhoff placed 13th, finishing the 5-kilometer race in 19:31. Sophomores Taylor Royalty and Stephanie Hanagan and freshman Jennifer Schrock also placed for Butler. The entire team’s focus now shifts to the regional meet on Nov. 15 in Madison, Wis. The Bulldogs are ranked ninth in the nation and second in the Great Lakes region, behind Michigan State. The Spartans are ranked sixth in the national poll and have captured the regional title each of the last two years. Butler placed fourth in last year’s meet. No. 14 Michigan and No. 21 Notre Dame are the only other ranked teams in the region. Coach Matt Roe said the team will benefit from last year’s experience. “We’re running on the same course, and we ran well there last year,” Roe said. “So for the girls that competed last year, it will give them confidence that they can be successful this year.” Roe said he looks for senior AllAmerican Katie Clark to lead the Bulldogs. Clark finished second in the regional meet last year with a

time of 20:10. Roe said that he expects more of the same from Clark this year. “She’s going to be in the same position this year in terms of being in the lead group,” Roe said. “I think she’s running really well, and she’s ready to go.” The men’s team is also preparing for the trip to Wisconsin. The Bulldogs are ranked sixth in the Great Lakes region, and look to improve upon last year’s ninth-place finish in the regional meet. Indiana is ranked first in the region, and third-ranked Wisconsin has won 11 consecutive regional titles. Despite not having as high of expectations as the women’s team, Roe said the men have high expectations for themselves. “The men themselves are expecting to have the best race of the year, and I think they’re ready for that,” Roe said. “I think they can be very competitive, they are really gaining a lot of momentum right now.” Roe emphasized both teams needing focus on the last legs of their races. “We need to run smart, and we’ve got to be tough over the last three kilometers of the race,” Roe said. “Being sure that we’re healthy, and making good decisions, and being tough late in the race—those are the keys for both sides.” The top two finishers in the regional automatically qualify for the national meet, held at Terre Haute, Ind. on Nov. 23. The Bulldogs could also have a shot at an at-large bid if they don’t reach the top two, especially the women’s team because of its high ranking.





Creates Com ativ mu nity ity

The Butler Community Arts School has been serving the community since 2002, teaching children vital skills through classes and lessons in music, dance and theatre.

MALLORY DUNCAN MSDUNCAN@BUTLER.EDU ASST. ARTS, ETC. EDITOR The Butler Community Arts School exudes a certain glow. It originates from a child radiant from the joy of learning and understanding. But it also comes from a teacher’s glowing pride as his or her pupil grasps a concept for the first time. Butler University students can not only hone their teaching skills at the school, but they can also reach out beyond the Butler community to children in need. The school began serving the community in September 2002. “The arts school has a dual mission,” said Karen Thickstun, the school’s director. “One aspect is to provide (a) diverse teaching experience to Butler students. The other is to provide access to an arts education, especially to those who can’t afford it.” The school not only teaches classes in Butler’s Lilly Hall, but it also reaches out into the community to provide lessons to children. These children either wouldn’t be able to afford it otherwise, or they can’t get to campus for the lessons. Right now, the school has about 1,700 children enrolled with about 100 Butler “teaching fellows.” The program has 15 different community partners outside of Butler. Comprised of a mixture of public, private and charter schools along with United Way agencies, the school sends teaching fellows to reach different children in the Indianapolis community. Grant King, a teacher at Tindley High School, said the skills learned in the weekly lessons are applied throughout the week. He said it motivates them to do well in school. “(The Arts School) gives students an opportunity to take music lessons who wouldn’t have an opportunity otherwise,” King said. “They absolutely love it. I always know that when I come in the door on Friday, I will get questions making sure they still have lessons that afternoon.” Aside from going to schools, the

organization participates in various after-school programs, usually at the United Way agencies. One place Butler students— and other employees of the school—teach is the Martin Luther King Community Center, off of 40th Street. The center houses the art school’s after-school dance program for underprivileged children. “Our program keeps the kids engaged and off the streets,” said Christian Griggs-Drane, a senior dance major at Butler and dance coordinator for the Community Arts School. “It’s a nice way to introduce the arts into a life that wouldn’t necessarily have it. We do hiphop and things they would see on the MTV awards. It’s stuff they recognize.” The dance program at the Arts School started an end-of-the-year showcase last year. The teachers took all the dance students and put them on stage in the Schrott Center. “Seeing the kids’ faces when they saw the audience, and especially their parents, made it real to them,” GriggsDrane said. “It broke down a lot of walls.” The school offers all sorts of music, dance and even theatre lessons. Its students range in age from 5-year-olds to adults. “I would hope that (learning dance) is inspiring them and giving them a way where they can escape,” GriggsDrane said. “We all are at a place where we can play music. They get to explore themselves and we need more of that in this world.” The program is not only for children in Indianapolis, but also students at Butler. “I’m touched when the Butler students discover they can make a difference in a child’s life,” Thickstun said. “They discover they love teaching and continue after they graduate. I love seeing the Butler students discover what their true passion is.” Erin Peyer, a graduate student at Butler, teaches piano classes at the school. “When I was looking at grad schools, Butler was the only place that had something like this,” Peyer said. “It’s

great for college students that want to teach get that experience.” The 100 Butler students that work at the school not only receive valuable teaching experience, but they learn other things as well. “Some discover their future path or their love of children,” Thickstun said. “Some discover how diverse our community really is, and for some it’s a culture shock. It gives them a greater sense of how Butler fits into the Indianapolis community, not just with teaching, but with arts in general.” And while students are discovering things about themselves, they are helping children and adults in the surrounding Butler community. “(The Community Arts School) does so much good for the community in general,” Griggs-Drane said. “I think it’s good we’re using the gifts we’re getting at this private institution.” Thickstun said since 2002, the Community Arts School has been growing without a specific plan for growth. She said many community partners are enrolling more children, and they have seen an increase in enrollment on campus. “Right now, we are constrained in reaching students,” Thickstun said. “I write grants for need-based scholarships, and we are serving as many children as we possibly can. But until we find new sources of income, we aren’t trying to add a whole lot of new courses.” Even with limited funds, the school is able to offer 62 percent of children a scholarship. Thickstun said the statistics are just meaningless numbers, but they give people a scope of what Butler students can do. “I’ve learned anything is possible,” Griggs-Drane said. “It’s so satisfying to see progress. I open a door for these kids. I don’t know their home lives, but no matter what their background is, we can come together and dance.” Whether it’s through dance, music or theatre, the Butler Community Arts School is impacting children throughout the Indianapolis community.

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The Music for LIttle Bulldogs piano class meets every Saturday morning from 11 to 12.

Karen Thickstun, the director of the Community Arts School, is the teacher for the class but while she is away, Miho Schelle (right), a Butler grad, substitues for her.

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The class is for 5- and 6-year olds who are at a beginning piano level and would like to learn.

Butler students Alex Still (left) and Christian Griggs-Drane (right), pose with their dance students before their final dance performance in the Schrott Center last spring.



The meaning behind No-Shave


It is no coincidence that the faces of many men become concealed behind a bushy beard or mustache during this time of year. While the month of November certainly may come as a convenient excuse not to shave, “No-Shave November” primarily exists to raise cancer awareness. Stubble and scratchy chins draw attention to the fact that all people have a nearly 41 percent risk of being diagnosed with cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. Fifteen percent of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Despite the important message behind the movement, there are numerous men who do not know the motivation behind No-Shave November, but rather see is as a fun way to mix life up. Butler student Alex Berry, a participant in No-Shave November for the first time this year, said he did it mainly for fun. “My friends always wanted me to because I have quite thick facial hair,” Berry said. “I’m not really doing it for (cancer awareness), I had no idea that was why NoShave November was a thing.” Berry said he has always considered the campaign “more of a social thing,” and said he doesn’t know anyone personally who has participated to raise cancer awareness. While there may be a lack of understanding about the purpose of the No-Shave November efforts,

there are numerous campaigns aiming to change that. Groups such as “No-Shave November” and Movember share this common goal, while attacking cancer issues from differing angles. The No-Shave November campaign is affiliated with the American Cancer Society and has the goal of raising awareness and funding for all types of cancers, according to its website. Movember promotes awareness of prostate and testicular cancers specifically. Regardless of the individual cancer they are fighting, the noshave campaigns operate by largely the same principle: Participants let their facial hair grow out during the month of November, then donate money they would have spent on grooming and shaving toward cancer-based charities. Movember also includes the female movement “Mo Sistas,” which encourages women to support the men in their lives, help men become healthier through physical activity and a healthy diet, and get involved with the Movember movement. In addition, Movember has a specific campaign for college students, called “Big Moustache on Campus.” This campaign has 12,815 members and has raised a collective $238,002 at universities across the United States, according to the Movember website. For those involved in one of the Movember campaigns, there are events such as Official Gala Partés, Mo Parties and kick off Movember parties, according to the Movember

website. While college students, fellow coworkers and friends might be sporting facial hair this month, celebrities have also taken the chance to get on board. Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Willie Geist and Carson Daly have also laid the razor and shaving cream aside for the entirety of November. The Today Show has even encouraged viewers to send in their own No-Shave pictures, labeled #NoShaveTODAY. Lauer and Roker even underwent live prostate exams on the show as part of the month long Today show initiative. Many businesses have also gotten on board with the no-shave craze, according to The New York Times. Grooming companies such as Gillette and Procter & Gamble have highlighted the Movember movement with ads and commercials promoting facial hair. Other businesses such as Toms shoes and the sports apparel brand Electric are making limited edition products with the Movember logo, with a percentage of proceeds going to the charity. The efforts of No-Shave November campaigns and their growing publicity are all being accomplished with the purpose of raising a awareness of a problem prevalent in society. Whether it’s done through a month without shaving, a donation, or simply word of mouth, No-Shave November is waging a war against cancer in a unique way.

Butler assistant professor creates new volunteer organization. BRITTANY GARRETT BGARRETT@BUTLER.EDU


Many Butler University students volunteer their time in various organizations to better the Indianapolis community and environment. Above and beyond the average volunteer, however, is one of the university’s professors. Last month, Alison O’Malley, an assistant professor of psychology, organized and participated in service projects across the city with her new organization, Indy Do Day. Inspiration for this event came from other days of service around the state. Indy Do Day is directed specifically towards Indianapolis companies and residents. The idea behind this day of volunteerism is to devote one day a year to help the Indianapolis community. “The most frequent reason people do not volunteer is lack of time,” wrote O’Malley in her essay, “Balancing Profit, Planet and People.” This led to the devotion of a singly day away from work or school to assist the community. Indy Do Day turned out to be a three-day series, making the time commitment easier by offering more options. O’Malley became involved in the formation of this organization through service in another project. “I was in a group doing reconstruction to Indy waterways. It was one of Eli Lilly’s pet projects,” O’Malley said. “From there, many people on that board are also the leaders of the fairly newer day of service.” This waterways project is one of the many projects a student may still volunteer for as part of Indy Do Day. Other opportunities include making and distributing food, painting murals and acting in what O’Malley calls “beautification projects.” With regard to positive psychology, O’Malley said she hopes people who participate have a greater level of happiness and make selflessness a

habit. “Evidence suggests that organizations that strategically implement corporate volunteer programs gain business advantages, improve the well-being of their employees and have a positive impact on the community,” O’Malley said. “Employees have stronger intentions to remain with the organization because of CVP-based pride.” Many organizations around Butler’s campus are focused on providing volunteer opportunities for students. Butler used its Bulldogs in the Streets program as its contribution to Indy Do Day this year, but O’Malley said she hopes for more next year. “For next time around, we hope for a more integrated approach with Butler students,” O’Malley said. “I think it would be important for them to see their positive impact.” In addition to work from Butler students, an estimated 15,000 people participated in last month’s Indy Do Day. “It was the largest involvement of Indianapolis people for a non-profit cause,” O’Mally said. “It was also a completely grassroots volunteer movement. The city did not sponsor anything; there was no budget.” Next year’s Indy Do Day next is set for Oct. 2-4, and O’Malley said she is hoping to see a few more Butler students sharing time during those days.

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In addition to “Romeo and Juliet,” the Butler theatre department’s mainstage performance which opens today under the direction of Tim Hardy, the department is also hard at work preparing for smaller performances. Many theatre classes end with a “capstone” final, in which students present plays and excerpts that are free and open to the public. Pick up a copy of The Collegian next week to read more about when these performances will be and what students are doing to prepare.

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Students rehearse for a performance of student Veronica Orech’s senior project earlier this semester.





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The hours and food options at The Marketplace at Atherton Union and Campus Club—better known as C-Club—are not to the advantage of students and other dining area patrons. The on-campus dining options need to expand their hours, and healthier options need to be offered at more reasonable prices. The greatest focus should be placed on Atherton and C-Club because students use them most frequently for full meals. The reason for this is not necessarily because they are students’ favorite spots. They frequently are the only options for a legitimate meal many times during the day. C-Club is open until 9:30 p.m. each night. The only other food options on campus open later are Starbucks and the Convenience Store at Apartment Village. Atherton is open no later than


BUTLER’S DINING OPTIONS NEED TO OFFER MORE-CONVENIENT HOURS AND HEALTHIER OPTIONS FOR LOWER PRICES. | 30-0-0 7:30 p.m. any day. Very few students who are busy or on-the-go are actually going to grab a complete lunch or dinner at Starbucks, the Convenience Store or even Atherton. Starbucks and the Convenience Store offer limited options for snacks or small meals, but C-Club offers more ready-to-go lunche and dinner options students can purchase and eat without much hassle. Unfortunately, those options aren’t available at one of the most important times on a college campus: late night. The Convenience Store closes at 10 p.m. most nights and Starbucks

at midnight. This is only beneficial to those who are in need of a late night snack and live near either location. Plus—as a point of comparison— universities like Indiana and Villanova offer multiple food options as late as 1 a.m. Obviously, those universities are larger and have more potential employees in the form of students, but Butler President James Danko has stated Butler looks at the Villanovas of the college sphere as points of comparison for the university. The early closing hours of Atherton are an additional

disadvantage to students who have night classes or need to eat late for another reason. Forcing these students at if they want a full meal—to eat C-Club is made problematic by its food choices and pricing. Aspects of C-Club were improved aesthetically over the summer, and new food options were brought in. However, unreasonably high prices have rendered these points moot. Salads cost nearly $6. There are no longer free refills from the fountain drink dispenser. Options like chips cost less than $2, while healthier sides like fruit cups cost nearly $4. Those looking for healthy food options are going to avoid C-Club during the day because of prices. But if it is a student’s only option, he or she will have to bite the bullet. That should not have to happen. The addition of the milkshake machine and a few other upgrades

at C-Club are beneficial. But new policies and prices have made this a less appealing dining option. It feels as though Butler is looking to benefit its bank account instead of student interests or schedules. Altering hours at C-Club and Atherton would be beneficial to many students whose schedules run late into the night because of class, athletics and extracurriculars. This should be done in a way that does not harm Aramark employees. The logistics of staffing dining areas at Butler may be different than it is at bigger universities, but if Butler is striving to become a larger institution, it needs to adjust. Finding a way to make healthy options—specifically at C-Club— more affordable would be helpful to students. This certainly cannot be fixed overnight, but Butler needs to start somewhere, and it should do so soon.

Reversing the Greek image Greek students should attempt to display culture’s benefits, not its stereotypes I love the Greek system. It has always been a great way to meet new people, build networks, and, of course, obtain a certain degree of social status that comes with wearing those coveted letters. It is a place where lifelong friendships are developed and a family is created. In fact, my brothers are so much a part of my family that my wife couldn’t imagine our wedding day without them there. But there is another side to Greek life that I’m sure we are all familiar with: the parties and the drinking. It has become an enormous problem and has caused Greeks to lose sight of what it means to be in a fraternity or sorority. We are contributing to the negative stigma associated with the system. I’ll be the first to admit it. I did a lot of partying when I was an undergraduate. It was often a joke in my house


that we were very strict about our drinking and only partied on days that ended in ‘y.’ I remember at one chapter meeting, I was telling my brothers why we should not offer a bid to a potential brother. This individual showed up to my house, drank until he blacked out, then tried to steal from me before running out to my porch and projectile vomiting all over my furniture. Needless to say, I did not want this particular person associated with our house. To my disappointment, when I expressed my opinion, the leader of our rush council—the group that decides whom to offer a bid—responded with: “What are you talking about? He sounds perfect for this house.“

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The Greek system offers many benefits to participants, but those involved need to work harder in their attempts to reverse negative connotations associated with the system. students could gain networking and social skills that will take them far in their professional careers. But it’s so much more than that. We should strive to show the bonds of brother had and sisterhood that are developed and the lifelong friendships we have developed as a result.


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Six months later, we initiated him. Fraternities and sororities offer so much more than parties and social status but are losing sight of the more important things. In October, Bloomberg reported that Princeton students who belong to fraternities were more likely to be hospitalized because of drinking and that white male fraternity members drink more heavily than any other group on campus. Back in 2002, USA today reported on the effects of binge drinking on campuses and referred to a 1993 Harvard study that showed that 86 percent of fraternity members and 80 percent of sorority members are likely to engage in binge drinking. These disturbing facts have caused enormous backlash against the Greek system, including expulsion from campus, lawsuits, bans, and recruitment restrictions. It is time that we, as members of the coveted Greek community, put the focus back on why it is such a great system. In May of 2012, USA Today College, reported that 85 percent of Fortune 500 executives were Greek. The report also stated that

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A silent problem RHYAN HENSON

Just because on campus bullying is not prevalent, it still exists A bright light is shining on the the NFL, but for all of the wrong reasons. Over the past week, the bullying scandal involving Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito has been strewn across every newspaper and television in America. This crisis exposed a microcosm in society, the NFL locker room. A place where everything is backwards. The most backwards of things is the alleged bullying that took place in the Miami Dolphins locker room is similar to many other locker rooms across the league. The Dolphins locker room is a microcosm to the NFL society and, the Butler bubble is a microcosm of all other universities in this country. Like every society in the world, Butler has its fair share of problems. While bullying is not Butlers greatest problem, it still exists on this campus. Bullying takes on a different form in most college societies. Victimblaming and hazing are the two most prevalent types of bullying seen in college, said Sara Schwatken,

Erin Fulkerson and Laura Smalley, doctoral interns in the Counseling and Consultation Office located in the Health and Recreation Center. In 2008 more than half of all college students who were involved with greek life, athletics or student organizations experienced some form of hazing, according to a survey by the University of Maine. Bullying at Butler is on par with other universities that some of the doctoral interns have worked at. It is also very common for victim blaming to occur in sexual assault cases. This is another common example in college. These are the two most prevalent acts of bullying, according to the Counseling and Consultation Office. Many times depression or anxiety shows up as a result of hazing or bullying. The HRC offers several options as ways to cope with the challenges that come with bullying. There are many things that go into treating the symptoms of bullying. The most important thing according

to the panel of doctoral interns, is reaching out and handling issues with someone whether it is a doctor, family member or friend. Reaching out and breaking the silence is the first and most important step in treating the symptoms of any type of bullying. The Counseling and Consultation Services recommend that even if one is unsure if they need help, to seek it anyway.

The Counseling and Consultation Services offers group and private sessions to anyone who needs them. Students can come in however many times they like. The counseling office prefers if students set up appointments, and they welcome any and all students. In terms of physical or aggressive bullying BUPD would handle those issues. Indiana is one of

many states that have anti-hazing laws, so students who would need help handling those issues have a solution. Students should remember to reach out even when in doubt. Bullying, hazing and victim blaming are real issues within the Butler bubble. Contact Opinion editor Rhyan Henson at

Feminism is misunderstood Men and women alike need to see all genders as equal I’m a feminist. Does that mean I hate men? Definitely not. Feminism seems to have a bad rap these days. I hear people, women and men alike, speaking against feminism. They say these activists are too harsh or hate all men. Some even say there is a case for the group that’s discriminating. Extremists exist in every belief set. Some people really do believe that all men are terrible people. However, this small faction of people doesn’t represent the truth or the real sentiment behind feminism. At its core, feminism is a good and necessary cause. Feminism is “the doctrine advocating social, political and all other rights of women equal to those of men,” according to Women still need to advocate for themselves. Even if men don’t actively persecute women, they still benefit from a culture that favors them. Nearly one in five women es have been raped in their lifetime according to a survey by the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey in 2010. This fact alone should be enough to convince anyone that feminism is necessary. Women should not have to live in fear of attack. We should be teaching all men how to respect women from a young age instead of teaching women to constantly live in paranoia. Women only make 77 cents to every dollar men earn, according to Some people argue that this is due to a woman’s individual

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choices. They say women choose lower-paying jobs or work fewer hours due to their families. While this may be true, our culture doesn’t push young girls to succeed in business, mathematics or science. Society rewards girls who spend time on their image. Being good at math isn’t “cool” for young adults. These are just some of the problems women still face on a daily basis. Culture tells us we aren’t good enough. They tell us our problems are our fault. These issues can’t be solved with one simple solution. The problems happen because of the things we say and do every day. All of us contribute to the inequality of women and men. Feminism isn’t bad, being a feminist means believing that women and men are equal. We shouldn’t let the extremists cloud our views of these issues. We need to take stock of our lives and how we choose to view the women around us. Women and men alike can help change the way society views women. Men can make a commitment to stop degrading women and women can stop putting each other down. It takes time for a mindset to disappear from the public. Sexism will still be around for a long time. However, it’s up to us to take a stand and be able to say, “ I am a feminist” with pride. Contact copy editor Maggie Monson at

Broken appliances For the price Ross residents pay they should have better utilities Doing laundry in Ross is not only overpriced but unnecessarily frustrating. Washing my clothes has never given me any great pleasure, but with such a flawed system in place, I find myself putting it off until I absolutely have to. Washing and drying clothes is already a lengthy process, and students often have to wait for washers to open up due to a lack of machinery. ‘There’s not enough washers and dryers down there,” Seth Wells said. “I’ll sit there waiting for 30 minutes, and nothing will open up.” Considering how small the washers are, it is not uncommon for me to have to do two or three loads at a time. From my observations, that amount seems to be pretty standard for most kids, so really there can be no more than four or five people at once. In a place where approximately 500 people need to occasionally do a load of laundry, I think it’s fair to say we either need some bigger washers, or there needs to be more of them. Even the act of trying to pay for


a cycle can be infuriating for some students. “I always have to swipe my credit card like four times, because it’s always a bad read,” Jake Hoyer said. “Its really frustrating.” But once you finally do manage to claim an open machine and then get it working, there is also another obstacle. The dryers don’t actually dry anything. “My clothes are always soaking wet,” said Hoyer, “I have to hang them all around my room for them to dry.” I have also adapted this strategy of hanging damp shirts and hoodies around the room. From my experience, the size of the load or the type of clothes doesn’t seem to really effect how thoroughly it dries. Sometimes the machine simply decides to dry and sometimes it doesn’t. But more often than not, you will end up with soggy clothes. There is no reason that these dryers shouldn’t be able to handle a load and a half from the obnoxiously small washing machines. Especially since we are all paying for this service, I don’t



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“A-Town. They are open longer than other places.”

think I’m being unreasonable in expecting the dryer to actually dry my clothes. This may seem like a tiny nuisance, but having to hang up individual pieces of clothing every time I do laundry is very time consuming and a waste of money. This is only a problem in Ross. Schwitzer resident Lauren DeShaw said the dryers work just fine there. I really don’t believe Butler is justified in charging residents of Ross for using the machines. Ross already has no air conditioning, it has no dining hall, and it simply does not live up to the quality of the other dorms. That being said, room and board for Ross is almost identical to the upperclassmen dorms. For example it’s only 300 dollars a year more to live in Residential College according to the Butler website. I feel Butler students already aren’t getting their money’s worth with Ross, so having to pay for laundry just feels like I’m being nickeled and dimed. But if Butler insists on making us pay to do our laundry, the process should at the very least work. “For how much were paying for it,” said Hoyer, “it should be better.”

“I like going to ResCo for breakfast.”

Chancey Seger Freshman Chemistry and engineering

“Starbucks, because I really like their brownies and scones.”

Bekah Pollard Sophomore Art + Design

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A thin layer of snow rests on the grass and shrubbery outside the Fairbanks Center Tuesday morning. Late-fall snow showers made their way through campus Monday night and Tuesday morning, and some flurries were spotted Tuesday afternoon.

Cars outside the Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building are dusted with snow and ice following the snow showers that made their way through the Indianapolis area late Monday and early Tuesday.

The Butler Collegian—Nov. 13, 2013  

The 11th issue of The Collegian, fall semester 2013

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