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Founder's Week 2018
Founder's Week

Founder's Week 2017 Events

Ongoing Activities

  • Original Founder’s Day Video “What Does Justice Mean to You”
  • Displays in Library
    • Shortridge High School Student Art Contest Submission and Information re. Shortridge Historical Connection
    • Founder’s Day Exhibit
    • Founder’s Day Grant Winners Posters
  • Twitter feeds from President and others
    • #WWOD to share thoughts during Founder’s Week
  • 1855 Scholarship Drive to benefit the Diversity Center

February 4

  • Women’s game vs Xavier, Hinkle Fieldhouse, 1:00 PM 
  • Free for students, staff, faculty
    • 2 tickets w/ Butler ID at door
  • T-Shirts/Giveaways

February 3 and 4

  • BCR Event: The Back Pocket Play, LH 328, 7:00 PM
    • Original student directed play by Sonia Goldberg
    • Reception with the director immediately following
    • Free event

February 7

  • BCR Event: Film Screening
    • ​​“What Does Justice Mean to You” original short film​
    • Children of Syria film aired on Frontline April 2016
    • Fairview House Community Room, 3:00 PM

February 8

  • BCR Event: Fighting for Our Rights: A Discussion with Ken Faulk from the ACLU of Indiana
    • Reilly Room, 9:30 AM
    • Breakfast served
    • Free event open to all staff, faculty, and students

February 10

  • Undoing Racism Workshop Presentation, Irwin Collaborative, 11:30 AM
    • Lunch served
    • Free event open to all staff and faculty

February 11

  • Books and Breakfast Discussion: Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King, Jr., MLK Center 40 W. 40th Street, 10:00 AM
    • Moderated by Dr. Terri Jett, Professor of Political Science


Ongoing Activities

  • Video presentation ("Why Founder's Week?")
  • Founder's Day exhibit in Irwin Library
  • Exhibit of artistic submissions from Shortridge High School students on the theme of Privilege and Opportunity

Sunday, February 7

  • 2:00 PM, Hinkle Fieldhouse
    Women's Basketball, Butler vs. Providence. 
    In commemoration of Butler's actual Founder's Day -- February 7 -- admission is free for students, staff, and faculty. Founder's Week t-shirts will be distributed.*

Monday, February 8

  • 2:00 PM, Irwin Library
    Kickoff event, during which a class photo including Gertrude Mahorney (see fact #5 at right) will be unveiled.
  • 5:30-8:30 PM, Diversity Center*
    Screening of film "Higher Learning," (1995, John Singleton), followed by discussion. View a trailer for the film.

Tuesday, February 9

  • Advocacy Day and voter registration drive (online registration through TurboVote), outside Starbucks
  • 12:00-1:00 PM, Center for Faith & Vocation*
    Pizza and dialogue on "Faith: Does It Encourage or Discourage Inclusivity?"
  • 5:00-7:30 PM, ResCo *
    Celebration of Mardi Gras.

Wednesday, February 10

  • 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Starbucks
    Voter registration drive (online registration through TurboVote)
  • 12:00 noon, Johnson Room (Robertson)
    Panel discussion, "Campus Speech: Free or Filtered? Privilege or Opportunity?" Part of the First Wednesdays series presented by ACLU of Indiana. Registration and lunch at 11:30. Butler Cultural Requirement credit. 
  • 7:30-9:00 PM, Diversity Center *
    Qurrat Ann Kadwani, star of They Call Me Q, will be on hand for this event sponsored by DIB. Butler Cultural Requirement credit.

Thursday, February 11

  • Inaugural Day of Giving, in celebration of Founder's Week. The goal of this one-day campaign is to celebrate Butler and increase support for student scholarships and the Butler Fund. A gift of any size will help reach the donation goal of 600 gifts. Thanks to an anonymous donor, the impact of gifts can be multiplied. 
  • 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, Reilly Room
    An "(Un)Fair," featuring interactive games and displays. Food trucks will be available outside Atherton.*
  • 6:30-8:00 PM, Reilly Room *
    Diversity Game Show: Fun, interactive game show hosted by Simplified Entertainment.

Friday, February 12

  • 2:00-4:30 PM, PB-156
    Screening of documentary film "Tested" by Curtis Chin. In New York City, where blacks and Hispanics make up 70% of school-aged youth, they represent less than 5% at the city's most elite public high schools. "Tested" follows a dozen racially and socio-economically diverse 8th-graders as they fight for a seat at one of these schools. Their only way in: to ace a single standardized test. "Tested" explores access to a high-quality public education, affirmative action, and the model-minority myth. The screening will be followed by discussion with Curtis Chin. View a trailer for the film. Butler Cultural Requirement credit.
  • 5:30-8:00 PM, Diversity Center *
    Pride Party: Celebration of the LGBTQ+ Community. With DJ Heartbreaker.

Saturday, February 13

  • 2:30 PM, Hinkle Fieldhouse
    Men's Basketball, Butler vs. Xavier. Founder's Week t-shirts will be distributed.

* Sponsored by the Diversity Inclusion Board (Student Gov't Assoc.) and/or the Diversity Center, in conjunction with Founder's Week.