Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Staff Assembly Meeting Minutes
Clowes Memorial Hall (Attendance - approximately 81)
Tyler Johnston, Chair, called the meeting to order and welcomed
everyone. He thanked the people at Clowes for hosting the
There were no committee reports this month. Tyler introduced the
new committee conveners:
Personal & Professional Development - Dick Hamm
Employment Affairs - Mary Azar Callahan
Nominations & Elections - Patti Colip
Activities & Socials - Chris Davis
Faculty Relations - Julie Schrader
Communication - Marsha Endre
The new website will be updated prior to the start of
Julie Pakenham - Backpack Attack - The Backpack
Attack is now going on through August 7. Collection boxes will be
at Irwin Library, HRC, Jordan Hall, Holcomb Building, Atherton
Union, and the Apartment Village. The items go to the IPS students
from the community. The goal this year is to have enough items for
Butler 101 - The Office of Admission is hosting
a Butler 101 for prospective students and their families. They have
invited all staff to attend to the 'meet and greet' lunch session
Friday, July 24 starting at 12:15 on the quad. RSVP to Alaina
Office 2007 - All staff is encouraged to get
training and upgrade by August 1.
Clowes Presentations -
Elise Kushigian - Building usage, improvements, Broadway
Across America Indianapolis
Barbara Baetzhold, Director of Community Development -
Dr. Peter Alexander - Jordan College of Fine Arts: School
of Music, Butler Ballet, Leadership through the Arts Forum
Elise Kushigian -
- J. James Woods Lectures in the Sciences and Mathematics Thurs.
March 25, 2010 Robert Frank, New York Times columnist and expert on
the ways emotions, values and consumer behavior affect
- Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series
- Mon. Oct. 5, 2009 "Dialogue Among Civilizations: An Evening
with Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami"
- Wed. March 24, 2010 "Remarks by Madeleine Albright," Secretary
of State (1997-2001) and Distinguished American Diplomat
- A third event is being confirmed for February, 2010
- Butler University Center for Faith & Vocation 4 dates in
- Global & Historical Studies Thurs. Nov. 19
- African-American Music Heritage Festival Sat. Feb. 6, 2010
- Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writer's Series sporadically
Cassandra Pixey and Donna Rund - Clowes Memorial Hall
of Butler University PreK-12 Education Programs
Joshua Lingenfelter - CMH Season (Clowes Presents) which
includes Joshua Redman, Ballet Hispanico, Clint Black, Groovaloo,
Béla Fleck and The Africa Project and Academy of St. Martin in the
All the events will be posted on-line by September 10, 2009.
The Activities & Social committee announced that copies of
the Butler Perks pamphlet were on the table for staff to take as
they exited the stage. There is a link to the pamphlet on the
Bob Marcus announced that the 'Who's That' program is
approaching 300 entries. He still needs representatives from
several areas. There is a link to the entry form on the HUB.
One new staff member was introduced and welcomed to Butler.
The next Staff Assembly meeting will be on Wednesday, August 19,
2009 in GH108.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 pm.