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Students sing with Madonna

Did you see any familiar faces during the Super Bowl Halftime show on Sunday? Besides Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Cee Lo Green, M.I.A. and the boys from LMFAO, of course. About 20 students from the Jordan College of Fine Arts were a part of the 200-voice choir that accompanied the “Queen of Pop.” The choir also

Art expands into annex

Jordan College of Fine Arts students and faculty members will soon have more room for expression. Renovations are under way to turn the former Jordan Academy of Dance building into the Jordan College of Fine Arts Annex. About 50 percent of the space in JCX will be dedicated to the art + design program, with

STAFF EDITORIAL | New faces bring insight, fresh ideas

In the past two years, Butler University has seen many changes in its top leadership. We’ve seen a change in the presidency, the deans of the Jordan College of Fine Arts and Liberal Arts and Sciences and the beginning of a search for a dean of the new College of Communication. Most recently came the

Student theater piece shows wit, talent

The student-produced play “Pieces,” which ran Friday and Saturday, was yet another fine work courtesy of Butler University’s theater department. The short work, written and directed by fifth-year theater major Lauren Thorne, follows a young woman fighting the pain of a debilitating disability in the hospital while her mind tries to escape its harsh reality.

The Nutcracker…A Day in the life of a sugar plum fairy

This beloved holiday tradition is the story of a girl who dreams of a Nutcracker prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads.  After winning the battle, the Nutcracker prince takes her away to a world of dancing sugar plum fairies. Countless hours in front of the mirror to perfect every,

The Earth Project brings eco-friendly events to campus all year

This year, Butler University is looking to planet Earth to stimulate academic conversations throughout its colleges. The Earth Project, run by a committee of faculty and staff through the provost’s office, is designed to support cross-campus collaborative activities and promote collegiality among the faculty, staff, and students. “I think it’s interesting that although the themes

School of music premieres new work for inauguration

The Butler University Symphony Orchestra will perform the world premiere of an orchestral commission by renowned composer Akira Kobayashi next week. The concert is part of the inauguration celebration for new Butler University President Jim Danko. The piece, entitled “Astraea,” was written specifically for the BSO and accompanies the “Fire of Desire” art symposium at