Tag Archives: Homecoming

Alumni stay tied to Butler

Butler University Homecoming is not only a big deal for current students—it’s the university’s biggest alumni-focused event. Homecoming weekend included many events geared toward specific alumni groups, said Jennie Jones, associate director of alumni and parent programs. Some of those events included five-,10-, 25- and 50-year class reunions, the tailgate in the Hinkle Fieldhouse parking

OPINION | Workloads during Homecoming week should decrease

Homecoming is a time for the entire student body to come together. Unfortunately, many couldn’t fully participate because they had homework. Homecoming is an important weekend and only comes around once a year. Teachers should try to accommodate students and lighten our workload. Many students had major assignments due after Fall Break, only to get

Alcohol taskforce gathering information to send to administration

In response to an increased number of alcohol-related hospital visits, the Butler Alcohol Taskforce is gathering information and plans to present recommendations to administration about potential changes to Butler University’s alcohol policy by the end of the semester. During last week’s Homecoming, some students worried that Butler would be cracking down on the festivities, often

Independents need more ownership of Homecoming

Last Tuesday the Homecoming theme for 2011 was announced, teams were paired, and celebrations were had. However, only one component is still missing: an Independent Council team. We at The Butler Collegian think the exclusion of an IC team from Homecoming is unfair. Butler University administrators need to give independents more ownership of Homecoming and

Independent Council denied its own Homecoming team

This year’s Homecoming team pairings are similar to those in years past, much to the dismay of Independent Council executive board members. Residence Halls are paired with Greek Houses as usual, but there are new rules for how their Homecoming preparations have to take place because of concerns that independent students weren’t adequately included. IC

Homecoming: ‘I love the ‘90s’ this year’s theme

Start reliving childhood, Butler University—the theme for Homecoming 2011 is “I love the ‘90s.” Students gathered in front of the Atherton Union steps as the theme and teams were announced at last night’s Homecoming kickoff. “Growing up in the time, I love the ‘90s,” junior Sandy Meers said, “I wish it was the ‘80s though.”

Students look forward to homecoming events

It’s that time of the year again: homecoming season. The official festivities kicked off Monday with an ice-cream social and will continue through Oct. 24. The theme for this year’s homecoming is “Butler University’s International Tour.” Junior Brittany Dorsett, homecoming co-chair, said the theme offers a lot of versatility so people can really get creative