Here you will find a growing collection of books authored by Butler University faculty and staff.
Once upon a time in America, the world of work was simpler. We were told to go for Plan A: Go to a great college, since your parents probably didn't get the chance. Then go to a professional school--medical, dental, law, you pick it. Then graduate, and get the very best ‘professional' job you can. Work your dupa off. Work 60 hours a week. Give 150%, even though you don't own anything. Become an employee! However, you're expendable. And...you're laid off.
Then we could try Plan B: Go through twelve stages of losing job. Declare that you'll chuck it all to start your own business to live the dream. Work your dupa off. Work 120 hours a week. Give 250%, and you own everything. You're an entrepreneur! However, you're dealing with uncertainty, administration, and lack of cash flow. You're dealing with your beautiful dream and the sometimes-ugly reality. And, you're exhausted, frustrated, and...closed.
This book is about Plan C: Don't chuck the day job, keep it. Don't chuck the entrepreneurial dream, keep that too. DO BOTH! Work the full-time day job, and create the entrepreneurial dream on the side. You'll be working ALL THE TIME in your head and pretty much in your life. It won't be easy. But what in life is that IS worth doing??? This book is about how to live a Plan C life, with real interviews, from real-world Plan Cers redefining the American Dream.
Health care and life sciences are increasingly complex. There are many global players in life sciences and healthcare-patients, governments, hospitals, managed care companies, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies and pharmacies are only a few. With this increasing complexity comes a higher demand for hybrid professionals who can translate both the science as well as the legal issues surrounding this complicated environment. In the US, there are thousands of life science lawyers--people who have both a scientific/healthcare background and also who have gone on to law school (or in one case, vice versa). This book explores the following through interviews:
- Why did these life scientists and healthcare professionals decide to go to law school?
- Why did they study both science and law?
- What made them decide to shift their careers from the sciences to science and the law?
- How was the study of science and health different or the same as law?
- What did they do with their dual degrees after school?
- Did they practice science/healthcare, law, both, or neither?
- How do they view themselves?
- How do they define success, and what has made them successful in their careers?
A pre-1L decided to find the answers to these questions by interviewing more than 30 life science lawyers for this book the summer before her own law school adventure. Every life scientist or healthcare professional-doctors, veterinarians, pharmacists, PhD bench scientists, nurses, dentists, and other allied healthcare professionals-who ever contemplated law school should read this guide in order to understand the life science lawyers who have gone before them and their wisdom.
This new guide to Indianapolis for the young (or young at heart) professional answers the following questions: where can one obtain leadership training in Indy? Where can someone get free wi-fi access with a great cup of coffee, and where can one learn about starting a business, or connecting philanthropically. This nearly 200 page guide contains 40-plus categories of information, clubs, groups and organizations for those new to Indianapolis or just want to learn more about how to connect to this great city.
Linda M. Willem
This book explores the change that occurred in the writings of Spanish novelist Benito Pérez Galdós when he entered his segunda manera in 1881 with the publication of La desberedada, his first contemporary novel. By studying his novels in light of how their stories are told, Linda Willem shows that La desberedada marks the beginning of a more sophisticated and varied mode of narrative presentation in Galdós's work. Through close readings of his first seven contemporary novels, Willem shows how the affective response associated with various narrative devices plays a role in the rhetorical strategies of each text.
Butler University Jordan College of Fine Arts: A Chronological History of the Development of the College
Jack L. Eaton
This document is dedicated to all the past present and future students, faculty and staff who have made the College the strong entity it is today and will bring about the great promise it holds for the future. To all who were and are a part of the history of the Metropolitan School of Music, the College of Musical Art, the Indiana College of Music and Fine Arts, the Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music, the Jordan College of Music and the Jordan College of Fine Arts, I salute you.
Paul R, Hanson
This book is first and foremost a study of revolutionary politics, of what molded and determined those politics at the local level. More than simply to compare the local politics of two towns, however, my goal has been to establish the links between local and national political actors, between local and national political issues. Although the nature of local politics tells us a great deal about national political divisions, we need to consider social and economic factors to understand why local politics took the shape they did. Indeed, since I consider those factors to be primary, the manuscript begins and ends with them. Chapter One establishes the economic context in each town and also discusses urban geography and associational patterns among both the social elite and the lower classes of Caen and Limoges at the end of the Old Regime. Chapter Two explores the development of political alignments and confrontations during the first three years of the Revolution. By 1793, the local elite dominated the political arena in Caen, while in Limoges that arena was much more open and contentious. An examination of the events of 1719 through 1792 sheds some light on how that contrasting situation came to be. Chapter Three departs from the local scene to shift our focus to Paris in 1792 and 1793, where an emerging political crisis was increasingly drawing the attention of provincial leaders. My concern in that chapter is to emphasize the ongoing political dialogue between Paris and the provinces and the degree to which national and local issues were intertwined. Chapters Four and Five describe and discuss the federalist revolt and the subsequent repression and reorganization of departmental administrations, stressing the themes established in Chapters Two and Three. Throughout these chapters, the sections devoted to Caen are somewhat lengthier than those devoted to Limoges. This denotes no implicit judgment as to relative importance but rather the simple fact that Caen produced a revolt, with the resultant mountain of documentation, while Limoges did not. Chapter Six analyzes the social and economic factors that, in my view, explain the political differences already established. The Conclusion returns to the broader context of French revolutionary politics in order to appraise the explanatory value of the conceptual interpretations offered by Albert Soboul, Edward Whiting Fox, and Alexis de Tocqueville (discussed first in the Introduction) and to ask whether a regional analysis can help us to understand the federalist revolt and the French Revolution. - Taken from Preface (XV)