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BU at Work–November 2016

November 2016 Employee Newsletter

Human Resources

Review your Butler Health Plan Coverage Today
Don’t forget to review your Butler Health Benefit Coverage options and enroll, re-enroll, or waive your coverage by November 18, 2016.

2017 GPS Goals Deadline Moved to December

Full-time staff must enter 2016–2017 goals into GPS by December 23, 2016. There are three main types of goals—Strategic, Operational, and Professional/Personal development. You may or may not have strategic goals depending on your role at the University. Please remember to meet regularly with your supervisor to discuss your goals. MORE 

Academic Affairs

New Student Learning Outcomes 
The Faculty Senate recently endorsed a new set of Student Learning Outcomes.  This action was the culmination of two years’ worth of work, originally launched at the Fall Academic Workshop in August, 2014. MORE

New Core Conversations Open to All Faculty and Staff
The Core Curriculum Department will be hosting a variety of discussions, titled Core Conversations: Cutting Across the Curriculum, open to all faculty and staff throughout the Spring semester. MORE

Butler Self-Study for the Higher Learning Commission
Butler is currently undergoing its standard “Year 4” comprehensive self-study of all university academics and operations for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). MORE


Welcome #ButlerBound Students
Please join the Enrollment Management Team in welcoming #ButlerBound students and families to our campus over the coming months. If you missed it, view the surprise admit packet delivery featured live on Fox 59. 

Student Affairs

Faculty Registration for Winter Commencement Underway
All faculty wearing regalia during the Winter Commencement ceremony will be accommodated. However, there will be a limited number of seats on stage. If you would like to sit on stage, please RSVP by Friday, December 2. MORE

Advancement & Alumni

Give Back this November for Giving Tuesday
Save the date for this year's #GivingTuesday, taking place November 29, 2016. Together, Bulldogs give back. Together, Bulldogs do more. To learn more, please visit

Happening at Butler

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Dancing Through Time: New Exhibit Highlights Butler’s Tradition of Ballet Excellence

In early 2015, Bethanie Danko, Sally Childs-Helton, and Shelly Rabideau formed the Butler University Art Committee. Building on the accomplishments of community members who had long stewarded Butler’s art collection, including James Cramer and Stephan Laurent-Faesi, the group’s self-guided mission was to take stock of all Butler-owned art and to restore, repair, and rehome any items of particular aesthetic character, monetary value, or historic importance. 

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Butler Introduces New Academic Program Development Director

Butler University has hired Erin Vincent as Director of Academic Program Development and Innovation, a new position designed to help faculty, staff, and administrators to move new academic programs from idea to program launch. 

Have you thought about your direct deposit lately?

Did you know Butler University allows you to add up to four financial institutions/accounts for your direct deposit? With Elements Financial, Butler’s Credit Union Partner, not only will you enjoy the benefit of the all-new Butler University VISA® Debit Card, but you can also reap the rewards of a special offer.


HRC Offers Free Fitness Assessments and Incentive

Understand the current level of your physical fitness including strength, mobility and cardiovascular health and how to maintain or improve it. Employees who complete a fitness assessment receive a $25 incentive in their paycheck.