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LAS Dean Jay Howard now also acting CCOM Dean

LAS Dean Jay Howard now also acting CCOM Dean

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Jay Howard took the position of Acting Dean of the College of Communication while the college searches for a new dean. Dr. Gary Edgerton, former Dean of CCOM, stepped down from his former position to teach in his respective college full-time.

Online, hybrid courses spur debate at Butler

ROBYN JUTSUM RJUTSUM@BUTLER.EDU CONTRIBUTING REPORTER In today’s world of higher education, the desire for online courses and the integration of new technology may clash with the tradition and quality institutions strive to maintain. The situation is no different at Butler University, where more classes are now making their way into the digital realm. Online courses

College of Communication names new internship coordinator

Scott Bridge, journalism instructor, was named the next College of Communication internship coordinator today. The announcement was made in an email from CCOM dean Gary Edgerton to CCOM faculty, Bridge said. “I am humbled by this great opportunity to help CCOM students with their internships,” Bridge said in a text message to The Collegian. “Internships


COLIN LIKAS | Editor-in-Chief The Butler Collegian is struggling financially­—along with other school newspapers and the nation’s newspaper industry—and is searching for new business models and revenue streams. Changes in technology and the recent recession have resulted in advertising revenue falling from a high of $42,000 seven years ago to a new low of less

Assessing the value of student journalism

BY MALLORY DUNCAN | ASST. ARTS, ETC. EDITOR The Butler Collegian has been publishing since 1886. The impact it—and other student newspapers—can have on their respective college and university campuses can be far reaching. “College papers are essential because not only do they just help the students learn how to do journalism but they help

Motion passed to review administrators

Faculty Senate approved a motion on Oct. 2 to affirm Butler University’s commitment to regular review of its administrators. The Faculty Senate took more than two years to agree on four principles by which a tool for faculty review of administrators could be created. Faculty Senate had to consider the language carefully, said Margaret Brabant,

CCOM dean plans for future

The College of Communications, Butler University’s newest college, will move forward with its newly-appointed dean Gary Edgeton watching over the process. “Numerous things (drew me to Butler),” Edgerton said. “It’s unique that an institution has a college of communication, and it’s doubly unique because most of the institutions that have them have been around for

New faces among administration

The last year has brought new faces and new roles to top Butler positions Changes in Butler University’s administrative roles have been on the rise in the last year. With new positions coming into existence and other positions opening following retirements, at least five new administrative positions have been filled since President Jim Danko’s inauguration

OPINION | New CCOM dean shows promise

Although many people fear change, Gary Edgerton, the new College of Communication dean, brings change that I can believe in. Edgerton comes from Old Dominion and brings many things to the table that could take CCOM to the next level. His experience is the first thing that jumps out at me. According to his website,

Q & A with CCOM dean candidates

Gary Edgerton How do you see yourself working with other deans and colleges? I hope very well. Communication is the kind of discipline that really lends itself to a lot of collaboration with the other colleges. 50 percent of the jobs today have a significant communication component. People with communication background are working in Fortune