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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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Posts Tagged “Hinkle Fieldhouse”

What I’ll Miss The Most About Indianapolis

There is only 18 days left until I leave for Australia, and I must admit even though I have lived here my whole there are a couple things I am going to miss about Indianapolis.

#1. Awesome Restaurants When people think of a “foodie” city I don’t think they automatically think of Indianapolis, but ever since working at Firebelly Marketing my eyes have been open to a lot of different restaurants in Indy. Some of my favorites include Cerulean, Taste, and who doesn’t love some steaks at the famous St. Elmo’s. What is great about Indy is that there is a deal called Devour Downtown where you get to try meals at some of the best restaurants in town for discounted rates! So while St. Elmo’s may not be ideal for us college kids, you can always give it a go on a Devour Downtown budget.

#2. Sports
Unfortunately football season is over. However, this just gives everyone the ability to put their full attention to basketball. I’m going to miss cheering on the dawgs in Hinkle. It is sad to think that I will not be able to see the sunshine glimmer down on Hinkle on a Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately I will not be singing the Butler War Song beneath the Hoosier sky, instead it will be under the Aussie sky. Besides the Dawgs I will be missing out on the Pacers. I’m not going to lie I have never really been a Pacers fan, but I love anything that is going well for Indianapolis and this year the Pacers have been amazing. There are a lot of people saying they may make it to the finals this year, and if that happens I want each and every one of you to cheer them on for me, and maybe go celebrate downtown ;)

Final Four Hinkle Fieldhouse Basketball

It doesn’t get much better than Hinkle Fieldhouse.

#3. Butler
I’m obviously going to miss Butler a lot. If you ask any of my friends these past couple of weekends for me have been a constant questioning of is this really a good idea, me leaving for Australia? While I know I will have an amazing time I wish I could take Butler with me. Thankfully for me unlike other study abroad students I have been able to spend a ton of time with my Butler family before I leave. I can’t wait to see what will be different when I get back, but I know one thing is for sure that the people I love will not change when I come home to Butler.

While I will miss so much about Indy I know I will be gaining so much in Australia. I can’t wait to share my experiences with all of you! In the meantime visit Butler and experience some of the things I talked about!

If you haven’t seen this mockumnetary for Richard Sherman, you are missing out.

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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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Butler Tours

Supposedly it’s spring breaks for high schools so a lot of people have been touring campus! I am a complete nerd when it comes to seeing tours. I get so excited. Because Butler is such a small campus you notice when there are a lot of tours or even when a tour is around.

Before coming to Butler I never toured. I am from Indy and had heard nothing but great things about Butler. I had been to Hinkle before coming but never the actual campus, but I saw the way people talked about Butler and how much they loved it. I hope people who come on tours see the same things that I see everyday that make me fall in love with Butler more and more.

What I hope you notice on your tour:

Our beautiful campus: Butler is such a pretty campus. Especially right now with all the flowers blooming, and the trees flowering it looks so pretty. I’m not sure what they show on the tour but if you get the chance try and see Holcomb Gardens. It’s gorgeous on a sunny day, and you can see many people running on the Canal, which travels all over Indy. Also take a chance to see students outside on the lawn on nice days usually playing campus golf, a tradition on campus, or ultimate frisbee, or maybe studying.

Here’s a video that not only shows campus golf, but a tour of campus!

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Hinkle Fieldhouse: one of our prized possessions. Hinkle is probably the one thing on campus that will always stay the same on the outside. On the inside renovations are planning to happen. If you already didn’t know the movie Hoosiers was filmed in Hinkle Fieldhouse, just a little fact we like to pride ourselves on. If you can, try and come to a game next season, and feel the energy of Dawg Pound, which I love.

Classrooms: I hope that you take notice in how small our classes are, and how engaged everyone is. Professors are willing to help at any time no matter what. Our campus is small enough that I still know at least one person in all my classes, and meet way more.

Students: If you stop any student they are willing to help. Whether we are playing on the lawn, studying in the library, volunteering in the community, or yelling at games we are always here to answer any questions you may have. Not only that I’m sure you will see all smiling faces. I will add a disclaimer though I am obsessed with Butler, it can be slightly annoying, so some students may not be as addicted as me, but they still love Butler.

We’re Pretty Much Best Friends

In one week I have seen Jimmy Fallon four times. In my previous blog I talked about how Jimmy came to Butler to perform and then also do a segment for his show, which will air tonight on his first ever live show. There will also be appearances from Blue 2, Butler cheerleaders, and a ton of Butler students.

No, I did not stalk Jimmy Fallon. I went to his shows downtown! On Thursday, my friend Kelsey and I tried to go to his show, but to make sure he fills the theater they overbook the show so it’s first come first serve for tickets. Kelsey and I weren’t so lucky so instead of seeing his show we were able to hear Jimmy Fallon’s monologue and see him in a more intimate setting.

The numerals downtown!

On Friday, I went with my friend from Ball State, Ross. This time we made the show and got this awesome deal where I got to go up in the balcony and dance while the performer, Fitz and the Trantrums, played! It was so much fun.

Besides wasting away my life waiting in line for Jimmy Fallon on Friday I also walked up 334 steps to the top of the monument in the circle downtown. It’s an awesome experience and if you ever get the chance you should do it! If you don’t feel like going up 334 steps or 32 flights then you can take the elevator! Also last night I got to see the celebrity basketball game and Stevie Wonder was in Hinkle!

My view from the top of the monument!

I know I haven’t been blogging much, but now that the Super Bowl will be ending my life should be slowing down a little. Except for on Tuesday I get to meet Gordon Hayward, so I guess the excitement is never ending around here. Here’s Fitz and the Tantrums who I got to see at Jimmy Fallon!

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Pumping Iron

Living on Butler campus you start to take certain things for granted. Like the fact that it only takes you tops maybe 5 minutes to get to class. Or the fact that we have history in our own backyard with Hinkle Fieldhouse. Or maybe it’s the fact that our teachers take the time to really make sure we are understanding our lessons and class. But something that may not get mentioned a lot that we take for granted is our Health and Recreation Complex or HRC.

If you go to a big state school like Purdue or IU your health center may be far away from you. Although a lot of us think that the HRC is far away it really is only a ten minute walk. Yes, here at Butler 10 minute walks are long for us. We are spoiled. The HRC is awesome. With everyone trying to lose weight or get toned for Spring Break there has been a lot of people at the HRC.

I really like the track at the HRC, and now I am obsessed with the bikes there. If anything I think working out is such a great way to destress and refocus on school work or anything else that needs to be done. It’s awesome though because as a student at Butler you get to use all the HRC offers, whether it be classes or even the pool! It’s great! Here’s a video about the HRC!

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One more thing if everyone could do something for me that would be amazing. If you didn’t know one of our fellow Butler students is up for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award. It’s Ronald Nored! He is a very deserving guy and is awesome, so if you could take the time to vote for him that would be great!