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About Me:

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 “Tours”

Why Libraries Scare Me

Recently I just received a job as a Butler Student Ambassador. As a Butler Student Ambassador we give tours to those interested in looking at Butler. Typically on these tours many parents ask the typical questions about weekends, class sizes, majors offered,etc. You also get questions about where to study, and this is where the situation for me gets difficult.

While majority of people think the library is the best place in the world to study, I personally hate it. There are three main reasons why I hate the library:

1.) It’s too quiet
2.) I get easily distracted
3.) I do weird things

To start out with reason number one, I know you are probably saying that is the whole purpose of a library and studying. Personally though I cannot focus in dead silence. My roommates will be the first to tell you that when I have my headphones in I am not talking to anyone, and completely focused on what I am doing. In a library typically my music is too loud in my headphones to the point where those around me can hear it, so that’s probably not good.

For reason number two, you may be wondering how one gets distracted in the library. Well I am like a five year old, I see a shiny object and have to see what it is. The same is true for when people come in out of the library I always want to see who it is, and then when I see who it is and I know them I either want to text them, say hi, or snapchat them. Yes, this is what my life has ended up to.

Finally for reason number three, I do a lot of weird things. If any of you were to receive snapchats from me then you probably know that I am not normal. I also don’t like to look presentable when studying, I would rather just wear sweatpants, no make up, and not have to wear shoes.

Libraries are just not for me, but if you really want to know we have two at Butler that are pretty awesome (Irwin and the Science library).

Irwin Library

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.