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Butler University Founder's Week: February 2-8, 2020; BU | Be Demia
Founder's Week

2020 Events

Butler University Founder's Week: February 2-8, 2020; BU | Be Demia

Sunday, February 2 and into month of February

Original Founder’s Day short documentary “Ovid’s Vision”  by Indy Blue Video

Displays in Irwin Library including:

  • Suffragist Exhibit
  • Founder’s Day Exhibit
  • Shortridge High School Student Art Contest Submissions

Founder’s Day Website

  • Schedule of Events
  • Historical background
  • Original short documentary

Monday, February 3

Diversity Connections: Student Event

Reilly Room, 5:30–7:00 PM
Hosted by the Career and Professional Success office
Employers that promote diverse workplaces will meet with Butler students

Tuesday, February 4

Founder’s Week Trivia Hour

Starbucks/Bookstore, Noon–1:00 PM
Prizes for participants
Open to staff, faculty, students

Movie Screenings and Discussion

BCR CREDIT (one BCR credit eligible)

Double Feature: On the Basis of Sex and Hidden Figures
Jordan Hall, Room 141, 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM
Snacks and drinks provided
Open to students; staff and faculty are welcome to attend

Wednesday, February 5

ACLU Panel Discussion: Reproductive Rights


Speak Freely Series
Johnson Room, Noon-1:00 PM
Lunch available at 11:30 AM
Open to staff, faculty, students, and community members

Visiting Writer’s Series: Carmen Machado


Shelton Auditorium, South Campus, 7:30–9:00 PM
Co-sponsoring with the Department of English
Open to staff, faculty, students, and community members

Wednesday, February 5–Sunday, February 9

Midwinter Dances: World Premiere Performances

Part of the JCA Signature Series

Clowes Memorial Hall on following days/times:

  • February 5, 7:30 PM
  • February 6, 7:30 PM
  • February 7, 8:00 PM
  • February 8, 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
  • February 9, 2:00 PM

Original Work by Composer Michael Abels and Choreographer Patrick de Bana
Butler Ballet and Butler Wind Ensemble directed by Michael Colburn

Thursday, February 6

Voter Registration Drive with League of Women Voters Indianapolis

Shelton Auditorium, 5:30–7:00 PM

Keynote Presentation: Sally Perkins’ Digging in Their Heels


Shelton Auditorium, 7:30 PM
One woman show on suffrage movement
Open to staff, faculty, students

Friday, February 7

Founder’s Day Grant Winners Presentations


Irwin Collaborative Space, Noon–1:00 PM
Lunch served at 11:30 AM
Open to staff, faculty, students

Community Event: Women’s Basketball Game Founder’s Day Celebration

Hinkle Fieldhouse, 7:00 PM
Open to staff, faculty, students
Two free tickets w/ Butler ID prior to game
One free ticket voucher to all Butler Lab School students
T-shirts and other giveaways
Special Guest: Freddie Fever

Saturday, February 8

Desmond Tutu Peace Lab + SGA Trip (co-sponsor)

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati
Transportation provided
Depart Butler 8:00 AM and return at 5:00 PM
Open to students and organizing faculty and staff