|Motto:||Education, Research, Service|
|Type:||Private coeducational liberal arts|
|Endowment:||$139. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point Year 1855 ( MDCCCLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year Unlike Public universities, private universities generally do not receive direct operational funding from national or subnational governments and thus rely on private Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities The term liberal arts refers to a particular type of educational Curriculum broadly defined as a Classical education. A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested 6 million|
|Location:||Indianapolis, IN, USA|
|Campus:||Urban: 290 acres (1. University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described The State of Indiana ( was the 19th US state admitted into the union The United States of America —commonly referred to as the 2 km²)|
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Butler University is a private liberal arts university in Indianapolis, Indiana. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages The term liberal arts refers to a particular type of educational Curriculum broadly defined as a Classical education. A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects The State of Indiana ( was the 19th US state admitted into the union It was founded by abolitionist and attorney Ovid Butler in 1855. Abolitionism was a political movement of the 18th and 19th century which sought to make Slavery illegal particularly in the United States and British West Indies An attorney at law (or attorney-at-law) in the United States is a practitioner in a court of law who is legally qualified to prosecute Year 1855 ( MDCCCLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year It serves over 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 60 degree programs through five colleges: Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the Jordan College of Fine Arts.
North Western Christian University was the name when the school opened on November 1, 1855, at what is now 13th and College, with no president, 2 professors, and 20 students. In 1875, the university moved to a 25-acre campus in Irvington. Historic Irvington Founded in 1870, Irvington was originally created as a suburban town of Indianapolis Indiana. It was there that the school was renamed Butler University "in recognition of Ovid Butler's inspirational vision, determined leadership, and financial support. " In 1922, they purchased Fairview Park, and in 1928, moved their campus to the current Fairview location. The campus consists of 31 buildings covering an area of 290 acres (1. The acre is a unit of Area in a number of different systems including the imperial and U 2 km²).
Bobby Fong is the president of Butler. National guides give Butler high marks for academic quality with an emphasis on the liberal arts and sciences. Butler ranks 4th in the US News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2008 for Top Midwestern Master's Universities.  The university emphasizes practicality of knowledge. Butler University offers individual attention to its students with its small class size and no teaching assistants. Butler University has increased its focus on research with the Butler Summer Institute, a 10 week program where Butler students are granted funding to perform independent research with a faculty member. Butler's tuition, room and board total $36,440 annually.
From 1950 until 1993 Butler University owned and operated, what was at one point, the largest student-run radio station, WAJC. WAJC (905 FM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Contemporary Christian format It had a classical format, and existed on 91. 9fm, then moved to 104. 5fm in 1956. In 1993 Butler sold the station and used part of the seven million dollars earned through the sale to upgrade the Telecommunications major and improve a donated building on Illinois Street to support the program. The School started WTBU, a PBS affiliate, on channel 69. WTBU (640 AM 893 FM is a student-run Part 15 radio station at Boston University. The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the Though Butler has schools for dance, music, and theater, it never developed or showed its own original content on channel 69. After competing for years with WFYI for PBS audiences, in 1999 then president Geoffrey Bannister then signed agreement to operate under a joint operating agreement, which eventually saw WFYI absorb control of the station, leaving Butler to run the academics. WFYI channel 20 is the local PBS member station for Indianapolis Indiana, United States and surrounding areas since it first signed on October 4 WFYI channel 20 is the local PBS member station for Indianapolis Indiana, United States and surrounding areas since it first signed on October 4 In 2001 New Butler President Bobby Fong opened the Telecommunications building on Butler's campus, and almost simultaneously announced the sale of the traditional broadcast station to Telemundo, moving WTBU to a cable-based campus-only broadcaster. Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah Florida a suburb of Miami Florida. The Telecommunications Arts program was renamed "Media Arts" in 2004 although the focus stayed on broadcast skills, including audio production.
Butler's Department of Theatre is known for producing works not commonly seen elsewhere. Focusing on physical and International theatre, Butler has staged experimental interpretations of Samuel Beckett, a complete season of Caryl Churchill works, St. Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989 was an Irish Writer, Dramatist and poet Caryl Churchill (born 3 September 1938) is an English Dramatist known for her use of non- naturalistic techniques and Feminist Joan as a montage performance piece and productions incorporating music, dance and media projection in collaboration with the other three departments of the Jordan College of Fine Arts. Each summer a professional artist is invited to present a two-week intensive course on a topic not covered in the usual academic text. This has included work with Italian and Russian directors, an Indian classical dancer, Australian installation artists and a multi-national montage performance group. Butler Theater's web page is: 
Butler University's athletic teams, known as the Bulldogs, compete in the NCAA Division I Horizon League. The Butler Bulldogs are the teams that represent Butler University in U The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Membership Former members History Foundation In May 1978 DePaul University hosted a meeting with Bradley Dayton Detroit Butler's basketball arena, Hinkle Fieldhouse, was the largest basketball arena in the US for several decades. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Hinkle Fieldhouse is a Basketball arena located on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis Indiana. It is considered a Hoosier Hysteria icon: from its opening in 1928 until 1971, it was the site of the final rounds of the Indiana state high school basketball tournament and was the site for the championship game in the movie "Hoosiers". Year 1928 ( MCMXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. Butler holds two national championships in men's basketball; one from 1924, and one from 1929. 
In 1954, Butler hosted the historic final when Milan High School (enrollment 161) defeated Muncie High School [now Muncie Central] (enrollment over 1,600) to win the state title. Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) Milan (ˈmaɪlən is a town in Franklin and Washington townships Ripley County, Indiana, United States. Muncie (ˈmʌnsi is a city in Center Township, Delaware County in east central Indiana, best known as the home of Ball State University and The state final depicted in the 1986 movie Hoosiers, loosely based on the Milan Miracle story, was shot in Hinkle Fieldhouse. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) This page is about the movie "Hoosiers" Hoosiers is also the nickname of Indiana University athletic teams see Indiana Hoosiers. Hinkle Fieldhouse is a Basketball arena located on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis Indiana. A renovation of the Butler Bowl (football stadium) is now finished and includes field turf, which allows the Butler Bowl to host football, soccer, and other events.
The 2006-2007 men's Butler basketball team won the NIT Season Tip-Off, which in part helped them to be named one of the top 12 underdog sports stories of 2006 by ESPN. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The NIT Season Tip-Off is an annual College basketball tournament that takes place in November of each year around the beginning of the season For the third time in six years, the Bulldogs won their first ten games. Butler finished the regular season ranked No. 19 in both the latest ESPN/USA Today Coaches and AP Top 25 Polls.   The Butler program has traditionally been one of the best of the so-called "mid-major" basketball programs over the last decade, having won at least 20 games and reached postseason play eight of the last ten seasons, including five NCAA Tournaments. Mid-major is a term mainly used in American College basketball and College football, to describe schools not affiliated with a conference whose football The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination Tournament held each spring featuring 65 College basketball teams in the  The now-unique style of team play that many have said harkens back to the Hoosier glory days, as well as being called the way the game should be played, has been dubbed "The Butler Way" by the Bulldog program.  During the 06-07 season, Butler junior guard AJ Graves was named a Wooden Award National Player of the Year finalist in men's college basketball, while Head Coach Todd Lickliter was also awarded the 2006-07 mid-season Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year and the National Association of Basketball Coaches National Coach of the Year honors. AJ Graves (born August 15, 1985 in Switz City Indiana) is an American Basketball player currently playing in college The John R Wooden Award is an award given annually to the most outstanding men's and women's college Basketball players Todd Lickliter (born April 17, 1955) is the head coach of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes men's Basketball team There are several prominent people named James Phelan: James Clancy Phelan (born 1979 Australian thriller writer The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC headquartered in Kansas City Missouri was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the University of Kansas
In the 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Butler earned a 5th seed, the highest seed in the school's history. The 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 NCAA schools playing in a Single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division It's previous highest seed was 10th in 2001. Butler was ranked in the AP Top 25 throughout the 2006-2007 season, and as high as No. 9, another school record. In the first round of the Midwest Regional, Butler defeated 12th seeded Old Dominion University 57-46. Old Dominion University (ODU is a large public Research university located in historic Norfolk Virginia. In round two of the Midwest Regional, Butler defeated the 4th seeded Maryland by a score of 62 to 59, earning a trip to the Sweet Sixteen in St. Louis, MO to play #1 seed University of Florida. The University of Maryland College Park (often referred to as The University of Maryland UMD, UMCP or simply Maryland) is a public research The University of Florida ( Florida or UF) is a public land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant major Research This marked the second time in five years and the third time in the school's history that Butler has reached the Sweet Sixteen.
Butler reached the Sweet Sixteen as a No. 12 seed in the 2003 NCAA Tournament by defeating No. The 2003 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division 5 Mississippi State and No. Mississippi State University is a Land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and 4 Louisville, becoming that year's Cinderella. The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public University in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. In American and Canadian Sports, a Cinderella or "Cinderella Story" refers to a team or player who advances much further in a Butler also defeated Wake Forest, 79-63, in the first round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament as a No. Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational University in North Carolina, founded in 1834 The 2001 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division 10 seed, while their heartbreaking 69-68 overtime loss to eventual national runner-up Florida in the 2000 tournament as a No. The University of Florida ( Florida or UF) is a public land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant major Research The 2000 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division 12 seed has seen regular rotation on TV over the years as an ESPN "Classic. " Butler's exclusion as a 25-5 team from the 2002 tournament was also considered by many as the biggest NCAA selection "snub" in several years. 
Of note, Butler has the best winning percentage and most wins of all D-I men's basketball programs in the state of Indiana over the last decade (21. The State of Indiana ( was the 19th US state admitted into the union 6 wins per year through 2006), while having won the last six meetings with in-state rival Notre Dame and two of the last four against Indiana University. The University of Notre Dame du Lac (or simply Notre Dame) (ˌnoʊtɚˈdeɪm is a private Roman Catholic Research university located in Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus University system in the state of Indiana.  Butler defeated both Notre Dame and Indiana during the 2006-07 regular season, while also defeating in-state rival Purdue to move to 2-0 against the Boilermakers this decade. Butler has also been the defending champion of the Hoosier Classic men's basketball tournament since the 2001-02 season, and has advanced to postseason play eight of the last ten years (5 NCAA's, 3 NIT's). Butler has been to six NCAA Tournaments since 1997. 
Butler also has a strong history in soccer. The Bulldogs reached the NCAA Tournaments round of 16 in the sport in both 1995 and 1998. Butler has won the Horizon League (formerly MCC) tournament title in 1995, 1997, 1998, and 2001. The 1998 squad enjoyed national rankings as high as No. 8 in the country.
Some of Butler's most notable athletic accomplishments have come in Cross Country. Butler has won nine straight Horizon League Championships in Men's Cross Country and five straight Women's Championships. The Men's team has placed as high as 4th in the nation in recent years, earning a team trophy at the NCAA Division I championships in 2004. Both teams have frequently qualified for nationals in recent years, placing individuals as high as 3rd (Mark Tucker, 2003). All-Americans from the Butler Cross Country Team include Julius Mwangi, Justin Young, Fraser Thompson (A Rhodes Scholar), Mark Tucker, and Olly Laws. Coach Joe Franklin was named NCAA Division I Coach of the Year for leading the Bulldogs to their 2004 4th place finish.
Butler War Song
We'll sing the Butler war song,
We'll give a fighting cry;
We'll fight the Butler battle--
Bulldogs ever do or die.
And in the glow of the victory firelight,
Hist'ry cannot deny
To add a page or two
For Butler's fighting crew
Beneath the Hoosier sky.