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Butler celebrates its dog

The crowd at Butler University’s Starbucks last Friday afternoon consisted of students, faculty, local media and even a couple from Los Angeles-—all for a dog. Butler Blue II was celebrating both his birthday and retirement, with desserts for the crowd and a two-hour-long photo-op. The Butler University Student Foundation plans the birthday party each year

Mascots in puppy-summit

While this may be Butler’s first year in the Atlantic 10 Conference, Blue II and Trip have already made a name for themselves on the East Coast with their Big Dawgs Tour. Over the weekend, the Butler bulldogs headed to Washington D.C. with Michael Kaltenmark, director of web marketing communications and the dogs’ caregiver, to

A school and its dog

Many Butler University professors, staff members and students have departed from the university in its 158-year history. However, the school will be replacing a unique individual in March: Butler Blue II. The nearly nine-year-old bulldog will pass on his duties as a live mascot to Trip in about a month. Michael Kaltenmark, director of web

Professional racing: Butler grad Carpenter earns spot in IndyCar

While it is difficult to know what each Butler graduate is doing with his or her life at this moment, it is unlikely that many are pursuing a career like that of 2003 graduate Ed Carpenter. As some car racing fans likely know, Carpenter competes in the IndyCar Series. In the series, 31-year-old Carpenter has

Blue II busy but thriving

Some universities are made to suffer the effects of odd, awkward or just downright weird mascots—consider Purdue Pete, Syracuse’s Otto the Orange, Delta State’s Fighting Okra and Stanford’s Cardinal Tree. Butler University has been far more fortunate in this regard. Not only is Butler Blue II, the current Butler mascot, still spunky in his seventh

Social media jobs on the rise

Social media jobs are a relatively new and growing option for college graduates who consider Facebook and Twitter secondary majors. Jennifer McConnell, career adviser in Butler University’s internship and career services department, said social media jobs are not uncommon today. “There has definitely been an increase [in social media jobs],” McConnell said. “It has really

Butler’s media darling: Mascot becomes furry face of Butler

Butler Blue II became a media sensation at last year’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four, and this year, his stardom rose to a whole new level. “It’s come on a lot sooner this year and the level of intensity and interest has risen,” Michael Kaltenmark, Blue’s handler, said. “Last year, there wasn’t much

Butler victories unite community, create national fan base

In light of the recent success of the Butler men’s basketball team in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships, the Butler community, as well as Indianapolis, has grown closer. We have all utilized the team’s success as a reason to unite as we cheer “our team” on to victory. It is a unique experience

VIDEO | Bulldogs lose dog fight to Huskies

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Bulldogs lose championship title to UConn Huskies

The Butler men’s basketball team was the victim of its own demise in Monday night’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, making them the fourth team in NCAA history to lose consecutive title games. The Bulldogs’ worst shooting performance of the season came against the No. 3-seed Connecticut Huskies, who defeated the Bulldogs, 53-41, in