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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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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.

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!

Future Bulldogs!

Lately, I have been seeing a lot of tours on campus. I feel pretty pathetic since that was me just a few years ago, but I still aww every time I see perspective students. I can only hope that they consider Butler as their next home!

I toured Butler only one time. I live so close to Butler that the high school I went to would play basketball games at Hinkle, and also I went to a lot of Butler basketball games with my friend Nicole, so I did not really feel like I needed to tour as much as others. The first time and last time I toured Butler I went with my best friend Nicole! We were juniors and everyone else in our group were seniors. It was pretty cool to see where I could possibly be in a few years. There are a couple tips that I have for those of you who plan to tour Butler!

Nicole and I at a Butler game our junior year of HS

1. Come when students are in session!
Try and come when school is still in session at Butler. Try avoiding breaks, such as Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, or Christmas Break, which by the way our Thanksgiving Break is a week long and Christmas Break is a month long! Coming to campus when classes are in session is such a good time because you really get to see what campus is like. You will see people playing frisbee, students walking to classes, or just random fun that happens on campus all the time!

2. Do not come with a friend!
For me coming with my best friend Nicole was awesome because we both had an interest in coming to Butler. I do know other people that went on campus tours with their friends and it was not as great of an experience. Sometimes people let others influence them more than expected , so I would say to come to Butler with an open mind and maybe do not bring your closest friend.

3. Sit in on a class or come on one of the days towards your specific major!
Sitting on a class is great because most college classes are not like high school at all. There is a lot more discussion involved and a deeper level of thinking that goes on. Many professors that I have do not talk much, but instead want to hear what you have to say. Also, there are specific days towards certain majors that allow new students to come see what it may be like!

A communication class at Butler!

 

I did not follow any of these tips when I was looking at schools. I only toured Butler once during the summer, and I definitely did not sit in on classes or anything like that. One could say that I went into Butler blind, but in my opinion I picked the best school for me. I love Butler, and so I hope that when people are touring they feel the same way!

Oh and I’m not really into country music, but I cannot get this song out of my head!

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