2014 State of the University

At the start of every academic year, the president of Butler University gives a talk called the “State of the University” address. I thought I’d share this year’s, since it is on YouTube, and it includes pictures of some of the exciting building projects that are planned on campus for the near future. There’s more about [Read More...]

Jim Danko, Religion Major

Butler University students: Please join President Danko (John Carroll University, BA Religious Studies) and the Butler Religion Faculty for dinner and a discussion on possible career paths with a  degree in Religion. Thursday, Jan. 17th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Center for Faith and Vocation (Blue House).   Stop in JH202 or email mproffit@butler.edu to RSVP. [Read more...]

Liberal Arts Education: Bench Press for the Brain

Many students show up in required core curriculum courses uncertain why they are being made to take it, and as a result resentful. One of the ways I try to explain the necessity of Liberal Arts elements of education even for those pursuing professional degrees is as follows. If you bench press/lift weights, the reason [Read More...]

What Can You Do With A Degree In Religious Studies?

Those who teach religion and those who study it at university are inevitably familiar with the question, “What can you do with a degree in religion?” I learned last week, at a celebration for Butler University’s departing president Bobby Fong, one answer to that question. Our incoming university president, James M. Danko, majored in religious studies [Read More...]


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