Those Upon Whom the Sun Never Sets: A Photo Celebration of
Butler University's Globally Engaged Students, Faculty, and
A photo exhibition, available daily from March 29 through April
2 in the corridor near the Center for Global Education, Jordan Hall
Every year, hundreds of Butler students, faculty, and staff
members spread out across all regions of the globe for periods of
study, research, service learning, and teaching, as well as for
internships, performing arts engagements, and the like. As
the earth's rotation carries them along, it can truly be said that
the sun never sets on Butler's myriad global engagements. In
this photo exhibition, sponsored by the Sunset Project of the
Provost's Office, we highlight some of these globally engaged
Butler students, faculty and staff.
The Second Sunset: Religion, Science, and Creation
March 31, 2010
Noon until 1:00 p.m. Johnson Room of Robertson Hall
Come find out what happened when faculty in religion and biology
(as well as several other areas) got together to read and discuss
the way scholars understand the creation stories in Genesis. It
promises to be lively! The event is related to the March
18th event ("The First Sunset"), and is co-sponsored by
the CrossCurrents program of the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences and the Sunset Project. Jimmy John's sandwiches will
be available to the first 50 people to arrive. Free and open
to the public.
Dedication of "Gathering," A Garden on Sunset
April 15, 2010
Noon until 1:00 p.m. Center for Faith and Vocation
Join Butler professors Leah Gauthier, Gautam Rao, director for
the Center of Urban Ecology Timothy Carter, and Earth Charter
Butler on the front lawn of the Center for Faith and Vocation for
the dedication of "Gathering," a work of art that will
produce rare heirloom vegetables and herbs for the Butler
community, provide seating space for rest and mediation, serve
as a spot for sharing meals, and create a distribution point
for other food produced from the new Butler Campus Farm.
The Sunset of Suntanning? Revisiting the Bronze Age
April 21, 2010
Noon until 1:00 p.m. Gallahue Hall 108
A discussion with Jo Ellen Jacobs, Professor Emeritus of
Philosophy at Millikin University, about the history and aesthetics
of Western's women's (somewhat recent and unique) obsession with
tanning, considering issues related to class, race, culture,
and gender. There promises to be lots of show and tell; Dr.
Jacobs has dolls, gloves, potions and more! Professors
Elizabeth Mix and Ageeth Sluis will respond. The symposium is
co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion and the
Sunset Project, and is free and open to all members of the Butler
community. Jimmy John's sandwiches will be provided on a
first come, first served basis.
April 22, 2010
7 p.m. until 9 p.m. The Skyline Club
Please join your Butler colleagues as
we watch the sun set on another productive and successful academic
year. Faculty are invited to attend this celebration (along with
your spouse or partner), hosted by the Office of the Provost and
the Sunset Project Committee at the Skyline Club downtown.
The winners of Sunset Project awards will be announced, artwork
related to the Sunset Project will be on display, and JCFA's Dr.
Matthew Pivec will lead a student jazz ensemble as they perform
music on the theme of the event.
Celebratory beverages and light appetizers will be
Please RSVP to Monica Strigari (firstname.lastname@example.org) by
Thursday, April 8th.
The Skyline Club is located on the top
floor of One American Square (formerly the AUL Tower). One
America Square is bordered by Capitol Ave. and Illinois St. to the
east and west, and New York St. and Ohio St. to the north and
south. Parking is available in the building's underground garage or
on the street.
*More events will appear here as they
The Value of a Sunset: Tourism, Sustainability, and the
November 6, 2009
Noon-1:00 p.m. Krannert Room of Clowes Memorial Hall
A symposium open to the entire Butler Community and led by
professors Bela Florenthal (COB), Gregory Osland (COB), and Robin
Don't Let the Sun Set on Pedagogy in Indiana
November 18, 2009
5:00-7:00 p.m. Robertson Sitting Room
A short discussion of the Indiana Department of Education's
teacher licensing proposal, it's potential effect on the College
and on pedagogy in the state, and the College's efforts to slow
down the implementation of new regulations.
Ethics and Issues at the Sunset of Life
December 2, 2009
Noon-1:00 p.m. Johnson Room of Robertson Hall
A symposium open to the entire Butler Community and led by
professors Priscilla Ryder (COPHS), Dick McGowan (COB), and Jane
From Sunrise to Sunset, from Hope to Consternation: The Obama
January 19, 2010
2:30 p.m. Butler Starbucks of Atherton Union
Dr. Terri Jett (Political Science) and Butler student Whittney
Murphy analyze shifting public opinion on the Obama Presidency
through posters and a presentation.
February 10, 2010
3:00 p.m. Johnson Room of Robertson Hall.
A literary hour, hosted by the English Department, with readings
from literature, poetry, and some original works, around the theme
The Sunset and the Dawn: Idioms of Native American Death and
Renewal in Public Culture
March 1, 2010
3:00 p.m. Atherton Union 326
Casey Kelly, from the Department of Communication Studies, and
Butler students Katherine Adams, Katie Clark, Rachael Essig, and
Brandon Ng will discuss two antagonistic metaphors employed to
represent Native Americans: the sunset and the dawn. Whereas
the perceived decline of Native Americans cultures was
represented by foreboding yet sentimental imagery of sunsets,
Native activists in the 20th century provided the idiom
of "dawn" to represent rebirth, and resistance.
The First Sunset: Cosmology in the Ancient World and
March 18, 2010
6:00 p.m. Johnson Room of Robertson Hall
John Walton, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College
(Illinois), and author of The Lost World of Genesis One:
Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, will talk about the
interpretation of creation narratives in the Bible. This
lecture is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion
and co-sponsored by the Sunset Project.