Innovation Fund Grant Projects and Recipients
Development and integration of critical listening
courses within Butler's curriculum - $15,000. Donald
Braid (Academic Affairs).
Pilot project to upcycle campus waste vegetable oil and
convert it into biodiesel for use in campus vehicles and equipment
- $30,000. Jordan Burt (student, College of
Business) and Timothy Carter (Center for Urban Ecology).
Support for Butler's inaugural (2013) ArtsFest
- $45,000. Ronald Caltabiano (Jordan College of the
"Butler's Generation Rx," an educational program for
increasing public awareness of prescription medication misuse and
abuse - $6,000. Samantha Christie (student, College
of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) and Tracy Sprunger (College of
Pharmacy and Health Sciences).
Establishment of The Butler Journal
of Undergraduate Research - $25,000. Ken
Colburn (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences).
Creation of a student-led/faculty-supported Media Group
to enhance students' experience with mediated communication
- $45,000. Kenneth Creech (College of
Development of a web-based Indiana Plant Atlas utilizing
botanical resources from Butler University's Friesner Herbarium
- $20,000. Rebecca Dolan (College of Liberal Arts
Development of the Education Provocation App, a
professional development tool for those involved in P-12 and higher
education.$18,000. Kelli Esteves and Arthur Hochman
(College of Education).
Support for the expansion of Healthy Horizons (Butler's
employee wellness program), through the use of new technology in
clinical testing/laboratory monitoring and student education
- $45,000. Carrie Maffeo (College of Pharmacy and
Creation of a summer program for high school students to
study religion in a non-sectarian fashion to encourage their study
of religion in post-secondary education - $18,000.
James McGrath (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences).
Establishment of the Center for the Study of Ethnic
Relations, Xenophobia, and Diversity - $10,000.
Antonio Menendez (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences).
Support for new initiatives within the Center for
Academic Technology including faculty stipends for developing
online courses - $55,000. Julianne Miranda (Center
for Academic Technology).
New introductory research-intensive program for
undergraduate science students to increase student interest and
retention in science programs - $9,000. Stacy
O'Reilly (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences).
Creation of a jazz CD featuring the Butler Jazz Ensemble
and a notable guest artist. $8,000. Matt Pivec (Jordan
College of the Arts).
Creation of "Students Making Financial Decisions," a
series of videos illustrating basic economic concepts and their
application in everyday life.$8,000 - William Rieber
(College of Business) and Christine Taylor (College of
Development of a program aimed at recruiting top
undergraduate students through new programming and
scholarships. $6,000. Doug Spaniol (Jordan College of the
Arts), Donald Braid (Academic Affairs), and Judi Morrel (Center for
High Achievement and Scholarly Engagement).
Development of professional writing courses and
establishment of a professional writing track within Butler's
Department of English - $22,000. William Watts
(College of Liberal Arts and Sciences).
Creation of an advanced-level entrepreneurship and
innovation training course for Indianapolis women business owners
- $15,000. Denise Williams (College of