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Hi I'm Katie, I am a junior at Butler. I am a Strategic Communication major with a focus in Public Relations. I love being involved in campus and hold positions in College Mentors for Kids and Dawg Pound. I am also a Butler Student Ambassador, Morton Finney Scholar, and a member of Pi Beta Phi. I am huge Indy sports fan! Currently I am studying abroad in Sydney Australia!

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#TBT: Freshman Year At Butler

Believe it or not I wasn’t always this awesome. Just kidding, I’m still not all that awesome. However, the other day I thought about it, and when I come back from study abroad I will be a senior. I guess the saying is true that time flies when you’re having fun. There are a couple things looking back that I think every person coming into Butler should do or know!

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#tbt spending time with the girls in my unit from Schwitzer!

#1. JOIN EVERYTHING
Don’t get too crazy. Join things that will mean something to you. For example, I am involved with our student fan section, Dawg Pound. I love Butler basketball and wanted to do more than just cheer in the student section, which we really need everyone to come to every game from here on out. That’s my shameless plug. I am also part of College Mentors for Kids. I love how many of the kids who go through College Mentors are Kids whose parents have not been to college, and they are able to learn through us the possibilities they have. That was something I could relate to. Make sure you make time for academics obviously, but you will realize very quickly that Butler students love to be involved. One more shameless plug give Greek life a try. When I first came to Butler I never thought I would be in a sorority, and now I can’t imagine it any other way.

#2. GET TO KNOW YOUR PROFESSORS
Some of them may not be your absolute favorite person, but it is always good to get to know your professors. I am still working on this, but professors cannot only help you find internships/jobs they can also be great references. On top of that professors want to help you. Most of my professors would meet with me at any time and help with anything I needed. In the long run your professors will be your best friend when you think you don’t understand anything.

#3. ENJOY IT.
Enjoy everything you do. Don’t stress too much. Obviously it’s college you’ll stress a little, but take everything in the moment. I never thought when I went to Butler I would experience the Super Bowl, Jimmy Fallon, B.o.B, The Price is Right, NCAA Tournament, and so much more. Sometimes being goofy and not giving a care in the world is what you need to do. Don’t worry about what people will think just do you.

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#tbt to tournament time with one of my littles!

I am so jealous of all the graduating seniors who are now #ButlerBound. You are about to have the best four years of your life, and I would give anything to trade you!

“The Email Signature”

Sometimes at Butler it seems like there is a competition in email signatures. On all our emails at the bottom of each one sent is a signature. Typically it says your name and some of things you are involved with. At Butler since everyone is literally involved in everything signatures can get kind of out of control.

I have no room to talk. Here is my signature at the end of my emails.

Butler University Class of 2015
College of Communication – Strategic Communication
Recruitment Counselor – Butler Panhellenic Association

Director of Recruitment – College Mentors for Kids

Content Developer – Firebelly Marketing
Student Ambassador – Butler University
Admissions Blogger – Butler University
Street Team – Dawg Pound

I know it’s ridiculous. However, how I go about my signature is very well thought out, in my opinion. For one on my signature I only put organizations that I actually hold a position in. The email signature at Butler is a known thing, and literally everyone has one. Here’s the thing, it’s not a competition, at least it shouldn’t be.

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Block Party! Where all our organizations come out and you can get to know more about them. This is where a lot of freshmen get their start in organizations.

My advice on the email signature is do the things you enjoy. Most students do get involved with a lot on campus. It is a great way to meet new people, and get involved with your community. However, don’t let the only reason you join something is so you can extend your email signature. At this point, anything else I join I have to drop something off my list, which is why my list has not changed at all because all of things I am involved with are organizations and jobs I love.

I have been involved with College Mentors for Kids since freshmen year and have worked up the executive ladder with that. Dawg Pound, student fan section, is my fun organization that I love. It’s something I have also been involved with since freshmen year. If you know me then you know that I love Butler sports and cheering on the Bulldogs. The Recruitment Counselor slot will be filled back in next semester with what sorority I am in. Until then I have to keep secret about what house I am in to provide the freshmen girls going through recruitment with an unbiased opinion! Last but not least my jobs will never be changing, obviously as long as I don’t get fired! I love all of my jobs and love being able to share my experiences with each and  every one of you!

So long story short, don’t let the email signature haunt you. Do what you love and love what you do.

We Are Called Bulldogs For A Reason

Last night Butler played IU in soccer. If you didn’t know IU is the defending champs in Men’s soccer. To preface this you should know three things about me:

1. I’m a little bit of a Butler fan, just kidding, I am a HUGE BUTLER FAN.
2. I have always hated IU, even when I was little.
3. I watch soccer during the World Cup… that’s probably it.

Now that you have those three things to keep in mind let me explain why we are called Bulldogs for a reason. It was the second quarter and fans were starting to leave the Butler Bowl. I guess I understood why they were leaving. Our hearts had sunk when we saw IU score the second goal and Butler was now down 2 to 0. While people around me were being Debbie downers I just kept telling them we could do it. Just stay positive, but what happened after even I did not expect the madness.

In 3 minutes, Butler went from 0 to 2 and tied up the game. I’m giving you the shortened version because if I explained really what happened I would probably be here for a day and you would probably hate me. I can’t imagine being one of the players because I was having a heart attack and I wasn’t even playing. At that moment it brought me back to the same feeling last December when Butler basketball was playing #1 IU and I felt all of the same feelings. Last December we went to overtime, and last night Men’s Soccer went in overtime, not once but twice.

To all those fans who left, I feel sorry for you, because you missed an amazing game. Once again I am biased, but this brings me to my title. We are called bulldogs for a reason, and that’s because no matter what we always put up a fight. I know that’s a pretty weak explanation and I had this whole schpeel I was going to write but it’s 10:22 PM and technically I should be researching right now… so maybe later I will get into my schpeel. My favorite thing though is that while most students are still talking about beating IU last night, I woke up this morning to soccer players up before me practicing on the field. For them it’s on to the next one which is Villanova. Here we come Big East.

Check out this video from a Butler student with the final two goals of the game.

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Here We Go Again

It’s that time of year again to sign up for positions in organizations and clubs. I think this time I am going a little more crazy, but I’m excited for whatever opportunities I receive! Here’s the full list of positions I’m considering!

VP or President of College Mentors for Kids
Currently I am Director of Recruitment for College Mentors for Kids. I really love this organization because it takes kids from inner city schools or areas that aren’t the best and provides them with the opportunity to visit a college campus once a week and see that they can achieve anything they set out to do. I have this interview on Monday. It’s 45 minutes long, so I’m slightly nervous!

Recruitment Counselor
A Recruitment Counselor is someone in a sorority who has already been through both sides of recruitment (going through as a potential new member, as well as going through as an active member) who decides that they would like to be a leader for the freshmen who go through next recruitment round. Doing this means that you must disassociate yourself from your house. Basically no one can know that you are whatever sorority you are. I really want to do this because I think it will be so much fun as well as I want the freshmen to experience the best time I had through recruitment, because it can be extremely stressful. I have this interview on Monday as well!

PR/Marketing, Dawg Pound
I’m currently on Dawg Pound as a member of Street Team, but I want to have a higher position. This is based on a majority vote by those in Dawg Pound, so we’ll see what happens. Although I am thinking about applying for a Sports Marketing internship at Hinkle so I’m not exactly sure if I will go through with Dawg Pound. It all depends. Either way I plan to be all over Butler athletics next year!

It’s insane to think that next year is my junior year and that I will be advancing further into the organizations that I have been in since freshmen year. I can’t wait to see what happens!

P.S. IT’S MARCH WHICH MEANS MARCH MADNESS. GET EXCITED! :)

I’m The Luckiest Girl

Typically when girls say this in movies I feel like it always has to do with them finding the love of their life. In this case the love my life is no man, but instead Hinkle Fieldhouse and most of all my school, Butler.

Yesterday was the most insane day of my life. There’s no other way I can think about explaining this besides doing a timeline for yesterday or January 19th.

6 AM: Woke up to get ready for College Game Day!
7 AM: Made it to Hinkle to help with College Game Day
8 AM: Doors opened for students
10 AM: College Game Day show starts for ESPNU
11 AM: College Game Day show starts for ESPN
8 PM: Make it back to Hinkle
9 PM: Game starts vs Gonzaga
1130 PM: Finally leave Hinkle after storming the court

Look Mom! I'm on ESPN!

Being able to experience everything front row yesterday is something I will always be grateful for. There’s no way in describing what all of us in Hinkle were able to experience yesterday. It’s something that still keeps each and every one of us in awe. I’ve watched the game twice more since then and still get nervous every single time in those last 4 seconds. As I always say though, it’s not a Butler game unless I have the feeling of a heart attack.

Yesterday was so much more than a basketball game. It made me realize so much more. I was able to meet Gonzaga’s Executive team of Kennel Club which is the equivalent of our Dawg Pound. They had nothing but nice things to say about the Hoosier hospitality and Butler way. It made me so proud to be part of Butler. It was amazing to see how hyped the crowd was that’s how every game should be.

I really am the luckiest girl. I love this school, and I can’t wait for so many others to experience what this school has provided for me, not just in basketball but in so much more. It just so happened that last night the nation was once again to see Butler do it again. This is no magic this is just the Butler way, and maybe a little Hinkle magic ;)

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Can You Hear It?

This Saturday is finally the end to my countdown. The countdown of Butler basketball. Not to sound like a crazy person, but I seriously wait for basketball season every year.

Butler basketball will be a little different this year. As many of you know we moved to the A-10 conference (Atlantic 10). Our schedule is harder than before and we have a lot of new talent that we have to look forward to! This Saturday is just an exhibition game vs Marian, but either way it just means that we are finally starting basketball season.

For me college basketball is awesome, I like it a lot better than NBA. Now that college basketball is starting up I can not only focus my time on the Colts in the NFL, but with Butler basketball. This year I am on street team for Dawg Pound, which basically means I inform people about games and get them hyped, so I will be in the front row for all the games to hype people up, which I’m really excited about!

Get ready to hear the yelling and chanting coming from Hinkle, it’s finally the time for me to lose my voice every game. LET’S GO DAWGS!

To keep you excited here’s a clip from Homecoming of the Bulldog Pageant!

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