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Hello! I’m Blue2, the official mascot of Butler University. Just thinking back off the top of my furry head, some of the obvious things that come to mind are my appearances at Butler sporting events. Whether it's leading the football team onto the field, greeting the starters on the basketball court, doing my "tricks" during a timeout at center court, or serving as the halftime entertainment at a soccer match where I displayed my own soccer techniques, those are all great instances where I steal the show. Of course, there's more than athletic events, there's also the performing arts. I've been a part of the limelight at several events such as YMCA Geneva Stunts, YMCA Spring Sing and JCFA's REJOICE! where the students sang "Blue Christmas" and I came out on stage riding a sleigh with Santa Claus. I also make appearances at university/campus events for University Advancement, Admissions, Student Affairs, and much more. Basically, I do it all. If you are on campus, be sure to stop by my office and bring me some treats!

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Go Green with Blue!

It’s been another great spring week. I’ve continued to enjoy the
spring weather, especially the cooler temps at the start of the week.
Perfect bulldog weather!

With the end of classes and the start
of finals, things have been relatively quiet on campus. Not as quiet as
they are in the summer, but noticeably different than the normal hustle
and bustle that the school year typically provides.

However,
Tuesday was still a lively day as it began with the annual Campus Sweep
event. Campus Sweep is an event held by the Staff Assembly for faculty
and staff to join in together and help clean up the campus for the
spring. That morning you can find employees sweeping side walks,
washing windows and even spreading mulch. It’s as much about comraderie
and community as it is about cleaning the already beautiful campus.

This
year’s them was “Go Green with Blue!” so of course I was invited for
the opening ceremonies, but not so much the cleaning up part. I tend to
make more messes than I do clean them up. Nonetheless, I sported my
event t-shirt and made an appearance.

I
did help out with the cleaning a little bit…primarily in the role of
supervisor. I saw Greg Lily of the facilities staff fire up that John
Deere Gator and I helped myself to the passenger seat and off we went.
It was just like riding the tractor and four-wheeler at grandma and
grandpa’s house!

video

For more videos from the event, be sure to visit BlueTube at www.youtube.com/butlerblue2.

[YouTube: _K32wBPovlg]

After
that, we got to go to the annual faculty and staff picnic where I
managed to score a few illegal table scraps. All told, I got enough
pieces of grilled chicken to constitute a full breast, a cherry tomato,
and a couple pieces of a cookie. Not bad for a dog who’s not supposed
to receive handouts. I’ve still got it baby…suckers!

Later that
afternoon, my dad and I were out doing errands when we ran across
senior Loren Snyder and his English Bulldog, Bella. She’s a 5 year old
bullie and you may remember that she and I didn’t quite get along the
first time we met.

Well, we worked out our differences and just
had a great time out on the lawn on Tuesday. A special thanks to Bob
Marcus who came along while we were playing and snapped some pictures.
Check them out…




The layout of the pictures is to represent the nature of our playtime.
Basically we would play for 20 seconds then rest for 2 minutes. We went
on like that for quite a while until it was obvious we didn’t know when
to quit. But it was fun!

Fast forward to today and I got to
go to another Office of Admission Early Resgistration event. I always
like greeting those future bulldogs and begging for a piece of their
breakfast, so that was fun too.

Next week should be a busy week
with the Seniors participating in their last social events given that
commencement is just around the corner. I’m sure there will be some fun
stuff for me to get into.

Speaking of next week, be sure to
check your mail boxes for a piece of mail from yours truly! That’s
right, many of the Butler family will receive a letter and envelope
with my mug on it and a message from me. I talk about all the great
stuff that’s been going on around campus this year as well as ask for a
little dough too. (There’s also a cool window decal inside as well.)

So
if you get that letter, be sure to send a check back in the return
envelope that is provided! Don’t worry, the money won’t be spent on dog
bones or anything like that…I let Dr. Fong and Trustees figure out
where to spend that stuff. I just ask for it. I figure it’s just like
begging for food and as you read earlier from my faculty/staff picnic
venture, I’m pretty good at that sort of thing.

Of course, you don’t have to respond to the letter. You can give anytime at www.butler.edu/gifts. Tell ‘em Blue II sent ya!

Thanks!

Blue II

 

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