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Archive: January 2013

The Butler University Efroymson Diversity Center

Diversity CenterThe Efroymson Diversity Center of Butler University opened on December 6, 2006 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. The Diversity Center was made possible by a generous gift from Lori Efroymson-Aguilera and the Efroymson Fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.

The Center, located on the lower level of Atherton Union (Atherton 004) houses the Office of Diversity Programs and the Office of International Student Services.  The center provides office space for the following diversity student organizations:

Black Student Union: Black Student Union (BSU) is an organization dedicated to educating and empowering students of color in the areas of racial and ethnic diversity. Students sponsor programming and maintain an open dialogue that {looks} to push and challenge Butler students to think more critically about the world around them and to confront diversity issues and concerns on campus. Students also volunteer in the community by participating in charity walks and by tutoring students at area high schools.

Latinos Unidos: Latinos Unidos is an organization that focuses on the Latino representation and voice on campus. Students collaborate with local and state organizations on issues affecting the Latino population as well as other minority populations on campus and in the city. Students work with area museums on their Latino Heritage projects, such as the Día de los Muertos at the Indianapolis Art Center.

Asian Students Intercultural Alliance: The Asian Students Intercultural Alliance (ASIA) is an organization that embraces and highlights the multifaceted cultures of our students of Asian descent.

Alliance: Alliance is Butler’s LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Queer, Intersex, and Ally) organization. Alliance opens up dialogue on sexual orientation and provides support for students who may find additional resources useful. Alliance hosts many charity events that benefit area organizations such as the Damien Center, a local organization that offers free HIV testing for visitors.

DEMIA: Feminist Majority Alliance Organization–DEMIA is an organization that campaigns for fair and equal rights for all people with a primary focus on the rights of women. This group looks to educate the Butler community about the blind injustices that exist in society and what we can do to combat them. DEMIA serves as a voice for students interested in the issues and politics that affect civil and human rights.

International Club: The International Club embraces the different customs and traditions of the world and bridges the gap between domestic students and international exchange students. Every year, the International Club holds festivals and gatherings to celebrate the different heritage months and events in different cultures.

Voices of Deliverance Gospel Choir: The Voices of Deliverance Gospel Choir (VOD) is an organization dedicated to the illumination of multicultural awareness on the Butler campus through song and spirituality. They perform at various campus activities and events, such as the annual Ethnic Festival, Holiday Celebration, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address, and Gospel Fest.

Get more information about these and other organizations at Butler.

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BU provides flu shots

Flu shot

I got my free flu shot in the Health and Recreation Complex. The shots are provided by Healthy Horizons, which is a program that promotes health in the Butler community. They assist us by helping improve our health through providing information and health education programs, while also teaching about health risk and preventive care. Healthy Horizons is conducted by the Health Education Center, which is part of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The flu shots are good because besides helping prevent a huge flu outbreak in the winter at Butler, they help pharmacy students get some real life experience of what it is like to provide vaccines. The staff was very kind and helpful, and even some of the COPHS professors took part in preventing sickness!

-Oz Ramirez