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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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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 ;)

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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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Catch Ya Later 2013

While it may be 2014 already I still feel that 2013 deserves a proper goodbye. I couldn’t think of a better way than blogging! A lot happened in 2013, but I’m excited to see what happens in the coming year. However, I’m trying to live in the moment since everyone who knows me knows I like to plan a little too much! Below are a few of my favorite moments of the 2013 year! (in no particular order)

#1. College Game Day
I mentioned this in my previous post, but College Game Day was probably the best day of Butler basketball I’ve ever witnessed. The Final Four runs happened before I was at Butler, so those of us who didn’t get to personally witness those games can agree that the whole experience that comes with College Game Day was amazing. That Butler vs Gonzaga game will be a game that I will never forget. I still get chills watching this video.

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#2. Recruitment/Bid Day/Big Little Reveal
While I still cannot say what house I’m in yet (one week left), recruitment was one of my favorite weeks! Last year was my first time experiencing recruitment from the side of being in the sorority, and now this year I will be experiencing it in a different way again as a recruitment counselor! Being able to get littles and do all of the traditional sorority stuff was so exciting. I can’t wait to be able to wear my letters again!

#3. Meeting my nephew
Last year on Valentine’s Day, my nephew Stanley was born! He is so cute, and I’m so thankful to have him in my life. Now I’m excited to meet my niece, Sophia, in a couple weeks! I’m so excited for my siblings and the families they are starting!

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Meeting my nephew for the first time!

#4. Concerts/Sporting Events in Indy
This year I feel like I went to an overload of events in Indy. I can’t complain I loved every minute it of it. From seeing Dave Matthews to being able to accept a check for College Mentors for Kids on the court at the Pacers game I can say that I am one lucky girl. That’s one awesome thing about Butler being in Indy is the amount of events we get to experience as students here. Check out my other blogs about Imagine Dragons, and Mumford and Sons.

On the court at halftime!

Receiving a check from Indianapolis Lighting and Power at the Bulls vs Pacers Game was awesome!

#5. #twentyfun
Turning 21 was  one of the most fun nights I had with my closest friends. I loved being able to go out with majority of my friends (sorry not 21ers!). I’m not going to lie it is nice to order a drink while out to dinner, but also still a little weird to drink with my parents. Cheers everyone!

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With my friends for my 21st!

While 2013 was awesome, I will say there was one sad point that all Butler students can agree on. The loss of Blue 2 was something that was very heavy on the hearts of everyone at Butler. While we now have Trip a lot of us had grown to love Blue 2. We will always miss Blue 2. He lived a great a life. Seeing 2 Final Fours and becoming America’s favorite dog isn’t too shabby.

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Nice to know ya 2013, but here I come 2014.

 

 

 

 

Brad Stevens Officially Leaves Butler

I am not in denial. I realize that Brad left in the middle of summer and went to the Celtics. However there is one piece of Brad that was still left behind in my possession. That one piece of Brad would be a giant size cardboard version of his head.

If you watched Butler on College Gameday when we had the amazing game versus Gonzaga then you probably saw the giant size cut outs of people like Brad Stevens, Gordon Hayward, Matt Howard, Blue 2, and so on. I was lucky to get a cut out of Brad Stevens. However, it is ridiculously large so finding a place to keep it has been difficult. This is why many times I end up putting Brad in a window. Some people love looking up and seeing Brad staring down at them. While others are freaked out by it. Either way I’ve enjoyed the time with my Brad Stevens cut out.

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part of the Brad Stevens cutout and I on ESPN.

This past semester I lived in apartment village, which are apartments on Butler’s campus. In our window that looked out over the Butler bowl I decided to place my Brad Stevens cut out just to freak some people out, and also so Brad could continue to look over Hinkle.

A couple weeks ago we got a lot of snow! After a couple days of snow people started to throw snowballs at Brad, so my roommates and I thought why not put a sign in our window with “Can You Hit Brad?” While we thought this was an amazing idea it scared us most of the time because we never knew when someone would start throwing snowballs at our window. Nonetheless it provided my roommates and I with some entertainment as well as Butler students, visitors for basketball games, and whoever else decided to join our fun.

It was good while it lasted, and unfortunately I can’t take Brad to Australia. So goodbye Brad, who knows when he’ll pop up next!

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So fortunate to see Brad coaching the Celtics while playing against the Pacers!

 

The Top Three Reasons

Today I had a potential student shadow me in one of my classes, and it started to make me think about the things that caused me to love Butler and how I know I picked the right school. It is that time of year where many students try to decide between different schools. If you are anything like me in the time of decision making it usually takes forever. This is true for my senior year when I came down to two schools and waited until the last week to decide. If you are reading this I hope you are a current high school senior deciding between Butler and somewhere, and I hope this post can help you see why you should pick Butler.

#1. Small class sizes, personal relationships w/professors
I know this probably seems obvious. Butler is a small school so it would be expected to have small class sizes. The reality is though that it is so important to Butler to keep classrooms having that personal connection to those in your class along with your professor. I tell many students looking into Butler that I never have a problem communicating with my professors. Most of my professors will email me back within an hour of me emailing them. I know many students who have professors numbers and contact them regularly about class. Either way your professor is willing to make anyway possible to make sure that you feel comfortable in the class and understand the topics being discussed. Having a small class size makes participation easy and actually allows you to think about what is going on, not just sitting there through lecture after lecture.

#2. Internships, Indianapolis, and Alumni
While we may be a small school the amount of opportunities we have here as students is insane. Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the nation and with that comes major benefits. In Indianapolis we have something that can accommodate any major. Whether your into the arts (Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra), sports (Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Indians, Indiana Ice), business (top ranked companies), medicine/pharmaceuticals (Eli Lilly Headquarters). The list goes on and on. I barely even covered anything for business because of how many great opportunities there are. We also have amazing alumni who are willing to provide anything they can to better our chances while at Butler and after. If you don’t want to stay in Indianapolis then you don’t have to, Butler has connections wherever the road may take you. On top of that we have the Internship and Career Services center that can help you with your resume, interview skills, and so much more. They even provide services to alumni.

#3. The Butler Way
This is something that no other school will have. It is called the Butler Way for a reason, and while many people who don’t go to Butler correlate it with Butler basketball the truth is that it is something that many students at Butler strive for. Outside of Hinkle Fieldhouse you will find a bust of legendary Tony Hinkle and underneath it shares the five values of the Butler Way. Those are: humility, passion, unity, servanthood, and thankfulness. I’m not going to generalize and say that every student at Butler strives for this as I said previously it something that “MANY” students strive for. I know I strive for it, and I know many people who strive for it to. It is so profound that many speakers that come here from Fortune 500 companies will go back to The Butler Way and explain how it works in their business. It has also been mentioned as being part of Butler basketball success.

Tony Hinkle with The Butler Way

I think I could have talked about the typical reasons why I like Butler like I usually do. For example, how beautiful the campus is, Butler basketball, my sorority, my friends, Blue 2 and Blue 3, but you get that all on your tour. You see how happy students are on campus, and how welcoming they are. Instead I wanted to share with you what you wouldn’t know on the tour. With that I wish all of the seniors good luck! It’s definitely not an easy decision, but if you choose Butler I am so excited for you to experience the best four years of your life.

The Benefits of Dawg Pound

Being in the Dawg Pound has more benefits than just getting awesome seats in Hinkle. Because of Dawg Pound last night I got to go to the Pacers vs Jazz game for free, in club level seating and see Gordon Hayward afterwards!

Jazz vs Pacer game!

Last week during my journalism class I got an email saying that the first fifty people to respond would be able to go to the game for free! I emailed right away and got one of the first tickets! I was so excited. Being from Indy I’ve been to Pacers games before, but the Pacers have not always been that great but lately they have been playing really, so it was fun to see them win!

Gordon Hayward!

Since Gordon Hayward was back in town, Brad Stevens and a lot of players were at the game as well! Going to the game was a nice break considering right now a lot of things for greek life is going on especially for freshmen since a lot of us have freshmen skits soon! I’ll explain what that is later.

Also I just wanted to give a shout out to any students who may be shadowing any student at Butler this week. I hope you love our school! Here’s something to get you pumped for basketball games!

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