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Dr. Kimberly Krull will be new Butler President

The Butler Community College Board of Trustees met on Thursday, June 20, 2013 to discuss the presidential search finalists, input from the Advisory Committee and attendees of the public forums held with each finalist, and input of Trustees after the Board’s interviews of the two finalists. The third finalist, Dr. Ann Valentine, withdrew her application prior to the Board of Trustees’ meeting.The story at the Wichita Business Journal. 
Following discussion in Executive Session, the publicly-elected governing board directed the college attorney to negotiate a contract to hire Dr. Kimberly Krull, currently Vice President for Academic Affairs at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, as Butler’s new president. After contract negotiation, a start date will be announced. Dr. Karla Fisher, Vice President of Academics and Interim President, will continue in the dual role until the new president assumes office.
The search process was facilitated by Gold Hill Associates, working with a Board-appointed fifteen member Advisory Committee consisting of community and business leaders, faculty, staff, and students.   The search process and time line, and information on the finalists, has been available on the college’s website.
Ron Engelbrecht, Trustee and the Chair of the Advisory Committee said, “this was a very thorough search process which yielded three excellent finalists. Dr. Krull is an outstanding leader who will continue the good work of our retired President, Jackie Vietti.”
Board Chairperson Greg Joyce thanked the advisory committee and search consultant for their diligence and commitment and noted, “Butler Community College is an excellent resource for our communities and business partners, and Dr. Krull is a strong president who will guide our faculty, staff, and students in continuing Butler’s forward momentum and tradition of excellence.”
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Presidential Finalists Forum Open to the Public

Wednesday, June 12 – Dr. Kim Krull

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at Butler of Andover, 5000 Building, Grizzly Den
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Butler of El Dorado, 2000 Building, Clifford Stone Room

Friday, June 14 – Dr. Charlotte Hatfield

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at Butler of Andover, 5000 Building, Grizzly Den
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Butler of El Dorado, 2000 Building, Clifford Stone Room

Monday, June 17 – Dr. Ann Valentine

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at Butler of Andover, 5000 Building, Grizzly Den
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Butler of El Dorado, 2000 Building, Clifford Stone Room

For further information please visit http://www.butlercc.edu/presidential-search/ or contact Ron Engelbrecht, Presidential Search Advisory Committee, 316-778-1835.

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Butler Headliner wins Fender guitar in video contest

Butler sophomore Caleb Roth won a “beautiful” brand new Fender Malibu SCE and then promptly turned around and donated that guitar back to the Fine Arts department.

“Because honestly it wasn’t just me that made this video,” Roth said. “It was all of us, so I really felt it appropriate to give it back to the school so that future combo members can have a rocking guitar!”


Roth and his Headliners showchoir cohorts learned about the “Open Mic Contest” from Headliners Director Valerie Mack and decided to give it a whirl. hosted by the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees, the rules were to make a short video of what made your community college special, and why you love it. Mack encouraged her students to compose the video as a farewell tribute to outgoing Butler President Jackie Vietti.

Roth ultimately submitted a video of the Butler Headliners singing some improvised lyrics to a song written for the Butler Showchoir Showcase summer camp called “Why We Sing.”

“The process of making it was a lot of hard work on everyone’s behalf,” Roth said. “We all learned the lyrics, recorded with at least six cameras and redid takes probably 100 times each. But it all worked out great and we had a lot of fun making it.”

They submitted the video to KACCT and then began the waiting game to see if they’d won.

“Mrs. Mack found out a week or so before she told any of us and she waited until during one of shows to tell us,” Roth said. “We had just finished performing when she announced that we had won.”

Roth, a Conway Springs native, is wrapping up his fourth semester at Butler and said he’s glad he was able to find a way to encapsulate his feelings about the time he’s spent here with his friends. He’s been accepted into the K-State Education Program for next year and plans to be a Secondary Education major for English/Literature.

“I am really glad that I was able to find a way to represent how much this college means to not only me and my friends, but hopefully everyone that attends Butler Community College,” Roth said. “I do hope to keep performing in some way as I go on through life.”


Check out the winning video here:

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10 Snacks for Busy College Students

Snacks are an essential in college. You can eat them in between classes or, if you’re lucky, during class. With school starting and a crazy new schedule, you’ll be hard pressed to find time to eat lunch or maybe even dinner.

Wondering what snacks to invest in this semester? Here are ten tasty ideas of treats that’ll help you make it through the day while keeping up your brain power.

1.) Granola Bars

2.) Almonds

3.) Trail Mix

4.) Beef Jerky

5.) Power Bars

6.) Pretzels

7.) Graham Crackers

8.) Animal Crackers

9.) Raisins

10.) Whole Wheat Crackers and Peanut Butter

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8 Tips on Choosing a College Major

Choosing a major – it’s the next toughest decision to picking the right college. That’s why many college students’ stress and worry about the process, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. To help you relieve some of that tension building from this life decision, we’ve come up with a few tips to use as guidance.

1.) Talk to an advisor. They’ll be able to walk you through the appropriate classes and criteria you’ll need to graduate with your chosen major.

2.) Check the course catalog. Look over the classes you’ll be required to take. If they look boring on paper, they probably won’t be much better in real-life.

3.) Talk to upperclassmen. They can fill you in best on what the courses and teachers are really like and what kind of work you’ll be assigned.

4.) Think about what you’re interested in. If you love math but hate writing, the English department is probably not for you.

5.) Think about your future job. What kind of job do you envision yourself working at in 5 years? If you want to be a teacher someday, the education department is where you need to be.

6.) Talk to professionals in that field. Find out exactly what that dream job entails. It may not be what you expected.

7.) Choosing a major doesn’t mean choosing a career. There are often several different career options available within each major. Like marketing? You could work in advertising, management or sales – just to name a few.

8.) It is OK to change your mind. If you pick a major and change it a year from now, it will be OK. A lot of college students change their majors within their first or second year.

For more information on Majors and Programs offered at Butler Community College visit: http://www.butlercc.edu/academic_depts/academics_list.cfm

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10 Basic Gadgets for College

College students love gadgets, and us Grizzlies are no exception. After all, we are in the information age and technology plays a large part in our college experiences. Whether it’s used for solving a math problem, writing a research paper or talking with friends, gadgets are important.

Wondering what kind of technology you’ll need this Fall? Don’t fret. We’ve compiled a list of ten basic gadgets for college students.

1.) USB Flash Drive
2.) iPod
3.) Laptop and Cordless Mouse
4.) Digital Voice Recorder
5.) Cell Phone
6.) Digital Camera
7.) Printer
8.) Graphing Calculator
9.) Surge Protector
10.) GPS Device

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Silent Tears On A Pillow

Silent Tears On A Pillow
by Courtney Frye

Silent tears on a pillow. Dried only by the continuous wind
through the white-walled cell with only one curtain.

Gazing at the faces from years passed.
Only smiles and happiness mark the eyes of each.
None thinking that the life they lead now could ever change.

This life now: five years ago a joke,
eight years ago incomprehensible,
and twelve years ago a nightmare.

To live a life without your best friend.
Without your first love.
Without your sister.
Apart from those you love.

When did Life’s roads decide to split?
When did Life decide that musketeers, rugrats and b.f.f.’s weren’t enough?
When instructing us to forge our own path,
why did they neglect to warn us that we’d be alone?

Faces have come and gone.
Some seem to be lost forever. Others truly are.
Some left with tears. Some left with furrowed brow.
Some good-byed with a kiss, and yet others with just a careless nod.

Will these dancing faces ever become a fixed portrait again?

Old life must pass before a new life can begin.
But these tears on a pillow still remember.

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