Andre Lacy’s death, a political science professor’s quote, and Butler Ballet’s The Nutcracker all made headlines.

NEWS: Butler benefactor and Senior Adviser Andre Lacy was killed in a motorcycle accident in Africa.

Andre B. Lacy

The Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series conversation about civil discourse, featuring former Senator Richard Lugar and former Congressman Lee Hamilton, caught the attention of the Kokomo Perspective and the Spencer Evening World.

The Greenfield Reporter reported that Butler students partnered with a local pharmacy to help residents enroll in Medicare Part D.

Changes in the interior design of the Irwin Library earned notice from Library Journal.

The Punjab (India) News Express has a story about Butler’s winter commencement speaker, KP Singh.

EXPERTS: In a story that was picked up by hundreds of outlets, including US News & World Report, Los Angeles Times, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Assistant Professor of Political Science Greg Shufeldt talked about President Trump’s tax plan.

USA Today quoted International Studies Professor Fait Muedini about terrorism and hate crimes.

Fait Muedini

Trent Ritzenthaler, Executive Director of the Butler Business Consulting Group, was a guest on Inside Indiana Business, talking about the consulting group’s first 10 years.

Jason Lantzer, Assistant Director of the University Honors Program, spoke with The Times of Northwest Indiana about Prohibition, alcohol, and Indiana.

Eric Schmidt, the University’s Chief Information Security Officer, talked to WISH (Channel 8) about cybersecurity during the holiday season.

WXIN (Channel 59) interviewed Marketing Professor Dan McQuiston about Black Friday.

Political Science Professor Terri Jett wrote about the college selection process for the Indianapolis Recorder.

Terri Jett

STUDENTS: Pharmacy student Erin Bane shared her experiences in Ecuador with the Seymour Tribune.

The Richmond Palladium-Item wrote about Rebekah Creech and the dinner she created to honor veterans.

SPORTS: Chris Holtmann talked to the Indianapolis Star about how difficult it was to leave Butler—and to play against Butler.

Markeese Hastings signed to play basketball in 2018, and Brianna Avery signed to play softball at Butler.

ARTS: Nuvo spoke with T.C. Boyle prior to his appearance at Butler’s Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series.

The young dancers in Butler Ballet’s The Nutcracker earned some attention.

ALUMNI: The Indianapolis Business Journal named Dave Ritzler ’03 MBA ’11 its CFO of the Year for private companies with revenues of $100 million or less. Ritzler is Executive Vice President of Finance at OurHealth.

Sarah Farnsley ’10 and Stirling Matheson ’09 made a short dance film. The Indianapolis Star has the story.

The Santa Clara (California) County Board of Education named Mary Ann Dewan MS ’94 as the interim superintendent of the County Office of Education.

Callum Hawkins ’14 won Scottish Athlete of the Year.

George Stailey MS ’81 was named superintendent of the Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton.

FINALLY: Beer sales at Butler basketball games are now a thing.


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