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BU at Work—February 2019

Butler 2020 

Butler 2020 Progress Update

In this month’s issue we’re highlighting the 2020 objective: “Achieve the optimized mix of new and existing academic programs by 2020.” Over the past six years, Butler has launched 18 new majors and 11 new minors and welcomed its first online Master of Science in Risk and Insurance cohort in January. The cohort of 22 students comes from all over the United States and Bermuda. For more updates on how Butler is achieving this 2020 objective, visit the 2020 website.

2018–2019 Tuition and Fees Update

For the 2019–2020 academic year, the Butler University Board of Trustees has approved a tuition and fees increase of 3 percent, the lowest increase in more than 20 years, accompanied by a 3.4 percent increase on room, and an estimated 3 percent increase on board pending a new food service provider contract that will be finalized this spring. Current students and their parents have already been notified.

Human Resources

Great Colleges to Work For – Town Hall – February 21, 2019 
Thank you all for your participation in the 2016 Great Colleges to Work For survey, as well as for all of your efforts to make improvements in your Divisions and Colleges since the release of the survey results.

If you want to find out how much progress has been made since the 2016 survey, Human Resources will provide an update on February 21 from 9:30–11:00 AM in Robertson Hall, Ford Salon. The town hall will also provide information on the next GCTWF anonymous survey that will be made available March 19 and how the survey results fit into our Organizational Effectiveness strategic objectives. Light refreshments will be made available during the event.

RSVP to the town hall today and plan to learn more about the commitment Butler University has to making our campus a great place to work. Please also visit butler.edu/hr/gctwf to learn more. Questions can be submitted to askhr@butler.edu or ask.butler.edu.

Advancement & Alumni

Butler Day of Giving—February 27–​28
Join the Butler community for Day of Giving February 27-28. In the spirit of Butler’s founding year, 1855, Day of Giving will offer 1,855 minutes for all Bulldogs to celebrate and give back to the University. Learn more and become a Day of Giving Ambassador at butler.edu/dayofgiving.

In addition, there will be several events on campus for faculty and staff to get involved in Day of Giving including a Celebration Event on Thursday, February 28. All events are free, but some do ask for an RSVP. Learn more

 

Happening at Butler

Make Money Moves on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching—but have no fear, we’re here to help. We are Elements Financial, Butler’s Credit Union Partner, and we’ve surveyed our Indianapolis-based staff to learn about some of their favorite Valentine’s Day date locations in the Butler area, all budget-friendly. Whether your schedule permits for a breakfast, lunch, happy hour or dinner date, we have included locations we love across the board. While visiting any of these restaurants, you could pay with pride using the Butler University VISA Rewards Credit Card. Learn more about these affordable local spots.

What’s Your Move?  

When the severe cold hit two weeks ago, days of being sequestered inside may have tested your need to get moving. Did you try any creative ways to get moving for that mood pick-up? Right here in the workplace are opportunities to move more everywhere. 

Technology Assistance

The IT Help Desk provides a single point of contact for the technology needs of Butler students, faculty, and staff. The IT Help Desk aims to provide excellent service to each and every user. This can cause hold times on the phone to be lengthy at times. Utilizing self-service at ask.butler.edu for non-urgent requests and issues will prevent users from having to wait on the phone. Users can also submit cases for HR and Facilities from ask.butler.edu.

Cold Weather Safety Tips

BUPD would like to remind everyone that vehicle thefts increase in these cold winter months as people leave their cars warming up with the keys inside and unattended. Pay close attention at gas pumps and convenience stores as well.

Additionally—please use caution as visibility decreases during these colder months. People with heavy coats and hoods may not see you coming.