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FACULTY SENATE | Senate to vote on core curriculum funding

Faculty Senate members read through a motion Tuesday that could urge Butler University administrators to fund and staff the core curriculum, which is $400,000 short of funding for next year. The motion states, “It is imperative that the university fully staff the current core curriculum, which was approved by the faculty in 2005. “We must

Faculty face budget, programming demands

For the next two weeks, Susan Zurbuchen will be busier than usual. On top of her regular class load and the responsibilities that come with her role as chair of Butler University’s Arts Administration program, she is taxed with finding enough time to schedule half-hour appointments with each of her 35 advisees. The two-person Arts

OPINION | Students should learn, not just pass

For me, high school was a time when my extracurricular activities outweighed my school work. I’d put my time into my school work at school, but my hours outside of school were spent playing sports, participating in various school clubs and spending time with family and friends. I really didn’t have to sit down and

Professor earns high scores for short story

Perseverance has true meaning to a man who waited years to see his hard work pay off. Bryan Furuness, Butler University adjunct professor of English, is among the honored writers to be published in this year’s “Best American Nonrequired Reading” anthology. Furuness’ short story, “Man of Steel,” will be the featured work. The “Best American

STAFF EDITORIAL | Independence, free speech necessary for student organizations

We at the Butler Collegian believe it is the right of all active student organizations to exercise their First Amendment right of free speech and to act as the independent organizations they are. We are outraged that members of the Butler University faculty and staff would take it upon themselves to regulate the planned activities

Howard named co-editor of TRAILS

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Jay Howard is working with the American Sociological Association and Indiana University to advocate for better teaching in the classroom. Howard was recently named co-editor of Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, an online resource for sociology teachers. “It’s a fun opportunity,” Howard said. “It’s a way

Gary Walters releases first solo album

You can now find a Butler University faculty member’s work among the likes of Lady Gaga and Eminem in the iTunes store. Adjunct professor of music and jazz pianist Gary Walters released his first album, “Moments in Time” earlier this year. Walters, who has also  been performing professionally since the age of 15, has recorded

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