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Archive: October 2013

MRT #TBT: Price is Right!

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How can we forget the time Price is Right came to campus in our lovely Clowes Memorial Hall? One Butler Student won an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas with three friends!!! PS Not a bad Halloween costume idea for tonight.

Pharmacy Trip To Ecuador

By Josh Koch, ’14, Pharmacy

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A group of five P-4 Pharmacy students (Andrew Gonzales, Katie Gordon, Josh Koch, Brianna Patton, and Rachel Pendry), three PA-3 students (Monica Planalp, Kristyn Shaw, and Molly Willis), and one Pharmacy faculty member (Michael Vance) traveled to the Southern Hemisphere for a recent Professional Rotation.  We ventured to Santo Domingo, Ecuador, with the help of Timmy Global Health to operate a healthcare clinic for communities with limited access to healthcare.  With the help of translators, we were responsible for accurately recording patient histories, taking vital signs, running and interrupting labs, examining patients with doctors (PA students), dispensing medications from the pharmacy (pharmacy students), and counseling patients on their medications (pharmacy students).  We were also able to participate in a few cultural and tourist activities, including: visiting a Tsachila community, touring the Basilica of Quito, and shopping at an open-air market with handmade crafts and clothes.  It was an incredible adventure that none of us will soon forget, not only because of the medical and medicine knowledge we gained, but because of the difference we made in the lives of those less fortunate than us.





Last month’s battle for Indiana

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By Stevan Tomich, ’15, Pharmacy


Record breaking crowd, check! Cheering on the Dawgs at home, check! Beating Indiana University in the second straight sport we played, check! What more could I ask for? What a game by the Butler men’s soccer team who knocked off the defending National Champions, Indiana University. The Bulldogs came firing out of the gates with the closest chance in the first period with a shot ricocheting off the cross bar. The second period was quite opposite with the Hoosiers almost doubling the Bulldogs’ shot attempts. The Hoosiers were able to find the back of the net twice early, which sent some fans home early, but the Bulldogs still had some fight left in them. With four minutes left, Butler finished a goal within five yards in the box, giving them slim hope and revitalizing the crowd. Butler went on the offensive once again and tied the game up with just two minute left in the match and took a HUGE moment swing into extra time. Butler was able to finish the Hoosiers off in a Butler Bowl instant classic with a picture perfect header from Freshman David Goldsmith. Knocking teams off just seems to be the Butler Way. Once again, we showed people it is not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of fight in the Dawg!



Go Dawgs!


A Day in the Life of Maurice L’Sean Simmons

Hey future Bulldogs! My name is Maurice Simmons, but around campus they simply know me as Moe. I am a Digital Media Production major with a Journalism minor. I was born in Elizabeth City, NC, but moved to Twinsburg, OH and graduated from Twinsburg High School. At Butler, I am involved in the Black Student Union, Morton-Finney, Dawg Pound and intramural leagues. I am also a Resident Assistant in Ross Hall, Speakers Lab Tutor, Intramural Official, and on the Sports Production Crew. When I want to relax, I listen to music, play basketball at the HRC, or just invite some friends over to play video games. I am a die hard Cleveland fan, from the Browns to the Indians to the Cavaliers. I am always down to play any sport, talk to anyone, or just have fun. Finally, I am proud to say I am a Butler Bulldog and wanted to share a day in my life with you all.

Mo just hanging with the guys! Anything can happen on Butler’s campus.

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Chill time…just a day in the dorm


Dinner time…getting a meal in Atherton Union


Meals are better with friends!


Game time at the Health and Recreation Complex


Playing defense

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Buzzer beater

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Mo with the win

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For Mo, it brought back good memories of hitting a shot at halftime during the January 19, 2013 basketball game vs Gonzaga.


The Dawgs had their own buzzer beater that night too! Check out this video posted by Butler alum Brandon Gaudin, who is now doing play-by-play for Georgia Tech!

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Maya Angelou

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By Derrick Rogan, ’16,  Sociology with Specialization in Social Work and Policy

As I sat in my seat in the second row from the front, my anxiety continued to build to unimaginable heights as I waited to hear one of the greatest poets of all time. After two failed attempts, Maya Angelou had finally made it to Butler University to speak to the Indianapolis community. After the unneeded and suspenseful introductions, Dr. Maya Angelou made her way to the stage. In her elderly state, you could tell it was difficult for her to stand, as she held the chair for support, but she stood and gave the audience one of the hugest smiles I had ever seen. Despite my excitement, her smile was more intense than mine after she took the stage!

Nonetheless, Dr. Angelou’s stage presence was liberating, but oddly demanding at the same time. Before she even began to speak, you could no longer hear side conversations and the entire atmosphere of Clowes Memorial Hall appeared to shift from slightly impatient and unfocused to completely welcoming and open-minded. Finally, it seems just as Dr. Angelou felt the change herself, she began to speak and, despite her age and fragility, her voice was powerful.

Kicking off her talk with words of encouragement, Dr. Angelou did an amazing job making people feel good about themselves. Her talk was centered on what she termed a rainbow in the cloud, which is most often a person, but for her it was poetry. A rainbow in the cloud is something or someone who is there to assist you through a cloudy session in your life, but the reason it is called a rainbow is because many times you can’t see it during the rain or can’t always anticipate it, but after you find the rainbow and figure it out, the aftermath is a brighter one than ever before.

Personally, as an African-American young man from the heart of Chicago, attending a private school isn’t always the easiest thing I’ve ever done. However, after listening to Maya Angelou herself tell myself and everyone else at Butler University that if someone could do it before me, it isn’t impossible; I found strength in her words. Besides the empowerment she bestowed upon most of the audience, one of the most renowned poets of all time also provided a number of laughs during her time on stage, with my favorite being, “I don’t trust people who don’t laugh. It’s something unnatural about someone who is serious all the time!”

Dr. Maya Angelou took the audience on the most exciting emotional rollercoasters of all time. From sad to sorrowful, she did an immaculate job of pulling the audience into her mind and allowing us to swarm around and leave with an array of brand new knowledge and emotional capabilities. To say it was life changing would be an understatement, but it was indeed a blessing and a pleasure to have the opportunity through Butler University to sit so close and hear such a great woman speak.