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My name is Olivia and I am a senior at Butler University. I spend most of my time in Lilly Hall as a BFA Dance Performance major. When not in rehearsal or ballet class, I write papers for my English Literature second major. In my super-abundant, never-lacking, this-is-highly-sarcastic spare time, I attempt to cook in my apartment kitchen, watch Youtube videos of ballet, knit sweaters that never seem to come to an end, and read books both silly and serious. If I could take any class at Butler just for kicks, I'd go for DiffyQ.

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College Spirituality: The Blue House

I’m part of the Butler Catholic Community, which is one of the many spirituality groups on campus. I don’t know too, too much about the others, but there really should be something for everybody. The Blue House is a house (painted blue) on campus, properly known as the Center for Faith and Vocation. Here you can find many faith groups if you are interested. The Blue House will actually have an ice cream social from 9 to 11 pm on Monday, August 22. Stop by for a tasty treat!

Many students find themselves thinking more deeply about vocation during college. The Blue House’s statement on vocation speaks better than I can — vocational questions are not all about religion. I think their ideas about vocation relate just as well to choosing a major or picking up a hobby as finding a faith group.

With that in mind, I would encourage new students to stop by the spirituality-related tables during Block Party on Tuesday, August 23 from 5 – 7 pm, where the Blue House will have a table. Whether you want to discuss different views of God, meditate, join a faith-based organization, ask questions about spirituality, or even just have a quiet place to study, the Blue House can help. I find it’s an excellent place to write papers — it’s quiet, there’s a microwave to heat up my lunch, and the wonderful staff talk in soothing voices. :)

The summary of this post? The Blue House is a great resource for college students of any spiritual persuasion, especially those who are uncertain or questioning.

Some services the Blue House offers:

  • Meditation
  • Movie Night
  • Big Questions (a moderated lunch discussion on topics like Secular Humanism and Interfaith Action:  Is There Room for the ‘Non-Believer’?)
  • Confidential advising services — i.e. chatting about what you want to do with your life

Odd to be on holiday

After a semester of hard work, being on holiday is both odd and exhilarating. I feel like I should be writing papers, perhaps on the third floor of Jordan Hall, in one of my favorite study locations: the anthropology lounge. It’s a room with really cool windows, a microwave, and various tables and chairs. Some call it “the greenhouse.” Admire.

It is especially nice when the sun is out. I have, well not exactly fond memories, but memories nonetheless of writing papers on GraceLand, Romanticism, Translations and Irish identity, Irish dance and Irish identity, and various other topics. I’ve popped in many a time to use the microwave to heat up my lunch. I’ve done physics problems. I’ve worked on my dance department self-evaluation. I have composed music for last year’s Music Theory for Dance class. I’ve even eaten far too much ice cream in the anthro lounge. Good times.

Not to be working on something feels odd–and trust me, I DO have things to work on–but now I’ve started lazing around, I have a feeling it’s going to be veeery hard to stop. Oh well! Classes don’t start for the spring semester until January 18th, so I have a little while, I suppose.