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Butler Magazine

Spring 2016

The Arts at Butler

The arts are more than an essential part of Butler University’s academic mission. The spring 2016 issue of Butler Magazine spotlights the Arts at Butler—a new strategy for positioning the University as the arts and cultural hub of Central Indiana.

There’s a great energy on and off campus about what the Arts at Butler can mean for our students and for Indianapolis…

- Ron Caltabiano, Dean of the Jordan College of the Arts

People, Places, Events

Dream Like a Bulldog

When Bulldogs Dream

Arts at Butler—Educating Tomorrow's Cultural Citizens

The Arts at Butler

The Arts at Butler

By S.L. Berry

Butler’s central role in the cultural vitality of Indianapolis is the basis of the Arts at Butler.


Kaboom! A lifelong arts lover is born!

By Marc D. Allan

Clowes School Matinee Series, as it’s known, is one of several ways in which Clowes Memorial Hall fulfills its education mission for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Arthur Hochman

Art: The Secret Ingredient

By Cindy Conover Dashnaw

“No matter the subject, arts integration is my favorite way to teach. The overall experience is more rewarding for everyone involved …” said College of Education Professor Arthur Hochman.

Renee Tabben

Bright Lights to Financial Heights

By Evie Schultz ’16

“My business education in Arts Administration reinforced my value in the business world,” said Renee Tabben ’94.

Patricia "Patsy" See '74

Deeply Rooted

By Cindy Conover Dashnaw

“It’s about time.” That’s how Patricia Brenan See ’74 reacted when she heard that Butler’s vision for its Arts Center is to become Central Indiana’s arts and culture destination.

Kimberly Janitz

Game Plans Change for Butler Women’s Soccer Walk-on

By Hayley Ross ’17

For the past three years, senior Kimberly Janitz ’16 has been rooting for and cheering on her best friends and peers as they have dominated the soccer field. This year, Janitz did more than just sit on the sidelines—she played.

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith Tribute

“Andrew Smith ’13 packed more living into his 25 years than most of us will enjoy in a full 75 years.”


The Impact of Water

By Marc D. Allan

What is a tree that looks different on both sides? Asymmetry.

Butler ArtsFest 2016: Time and Timeless

The Art of Creating Butler Artsfest

By Patricia Snyder Pickett ’82

“For our students, Butler ArtsFest is a way for them to progress. It enables them to collaborate across the arts,” said JCA Dean Ron Caltabiano.

Sapianchai in The Nutcracker

Setting the Barre

By Cindy Conover Dashnaw

International student “Gift” chose Butler because it was one of the top dance programs in the country. 

IndyBlue Logo

Big Break

By Megan Ward MS ’13

Butler’s student-run Indyblue Entertainment signed band KaraKara and the long-distance process of making an album began.

Embracing a Love for Music

Embracing a Love of Music

By Jen Gunnels

For the Starost Speicher family, music was and is a gift to be shared with others.

Matthew Kraemer

Matthew Kraemer ’99—Still in Crescendo

By Cindy Conover Dashnaw

Matthew Kraemer’s first year as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra keeps building… 

The Bulldog Way

Butler Athlete Profile: Emily Morrone ’19

By Marisa Miller ’19

A College of Communication Recording Industry major allows Morrone to pursue track and music.

The Bulldog Way

Butler Athlete Profile: Danny Pobereyko ’17

By Zach Horrall ’19

Practice makes perfect for Horall on the mound as a Butler pitcher and in the classroom as a writer.

Pita Pit

Coming Soon to the Sunset Avenue Garage: Pita Pit

Butler University has signed its second retail customer for the Sunset Avenue Parking Garage—a 1,400-square-foot Pita Pit franchise owned by Butler graduate Travis Sealls ‘03. Pita Pit, “a fresh, healthy alternative to fast food,” will open in spring 2016. Sealls has owned and operated the downtown Indianapolis Pita Pit store since 2009 and was the franchisee of the year in 2013.

Butler’s new facility, which opened for parking in August, has 17,000 square feet of retail space on the first floor of the five-story structure, as well as 1,033 parking spaces. In August 2015, the University announced that Scotty’s Dawghouse would be the anchor tenant in the garage, taking 6,400 square feet in the northeast corner of Sunset Avenue and Lake Road.

Professor Mulholland

51 Years and Counting: Mulholland Still Makes Sweet Music

By Marc Allan

“And the only thing I enjoy more than making music is sharing it. Where better than you share your knowledge and love of music, the passion of it, than at a university?” — Professor James Mullholland