Here you will find a growing collection of books authored by Butler University faculty and staff.
Carriann Smith, Annette McFarland, Chad Knoderer, Joseph Jordan, Trish Devine, and Jessica Wilhoite
Getting into pharmacy school: check.
Passing organic chemistry: check.
Graduating from pharmacy school: check.
Passing pharmacist board exams: check.
Landing first pharmacist job: check.
WHAT’S NEXT? Pharmacy school was the easy part. This book addresses the much more difficult part for newly licensed pharmacists: what comes after pharmacy school? This practical, yet inspirational book is for pharmacists 0-10 years into their careers, who also might ponder what else is out there—in terms of professional and career development—for years and decades to come.
Erin Albert and Pam Frazier
On Planet STEM, all girls are princesses-rare, unique and one-of-a-kind. One day, a plague hits the planet-the dark plague of Ignorance. After 20 princesses rally to ask their fairy godfather for help and he doesn't deliver, learn how the princesses save themselves and Planet STEM by putting their strengths, talents and passions to work in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with 100% girl power!! This book is for girls ages 5-9, and their parents. Included is a list of resources for girls on planet Earth to engage more in STEM!
Do you want to go to law school? Better read this book first. With the crush of the economic downturn and tight job market, law school might be the right choice for you...or not. After having a first profession, author Erin Albert decided to attend law school, and graduated in May, 2012. After publishing several books, Dr. Albert wanted to publish a book about what law school is "really like." Here are the Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Read This Book:
10. You can live vicariously through the author's experience instead of putting yourself through the very expensive and time- consuming process of law school.
9. You want to learn about what it takes to be a part-time law student--on top of a life and a day job.
8. You want to learn about law school mistakes--and how to avoid them.
7. You want to learn what the #1 most important question to ask yourself is prior to heading back to school--and studying the law.
6. You want to find what it takes to go through the grind of law school.
5. You want details on the curriculum and the "extra stuff" - like law review, moot court, etc.
4. You want to understand how you will think differently about life after law school.
3. You are a professional already and are thinking of adding on law school to supplement your first career.
2. You need a good reality check on law school before you head back to class.
1. You want to avoid making potentially the biggest mistake of your life.
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.
The number of unmarried adult women actually outnumbers the number or married women for the first time in US history, according to the Population Reference Bureau, in October, 2010. Women are now earning more, going to college and graduate schools more, and finding ways to become more indepedent. Also, according to the Kauffman Foundation, single, divorced and widowed women start more businesses as entrepreneurs than men in their respective categories. This book interviews 30 single women entrepreneurs throughout the US to discern why they started thier original businesses, what the perceived advantages and disadvantages are for the single woman entrepreneur, what they each learned fromthe experience, and what advice they have for the next generation of women solopreneurs.
Erin Albert and Cathleen Sass
The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) has been reported as one of the best jobs over six figures for healthcare professionals, yet is relatively unknown, even to the medical community. What is a medical science liaison, and what do they do? In this comprehensive must-have guide to the role, the functions of the role are explored, along with interviews with several MSLs, those that work around them, and most importantly, the customers of the MSL, academic thought leaders. Every healthcare professional, from a pharmacist, to a PhD, to a MD, should learn more about one of the greatest jobs that blend business with technical and scientific acumen.
In this, the second edition of the MSL Guide, bonus interviews are included from three former MSLs who answer the number one question for current MSLs: what can a MSL do in terms of a next career move? And, updates are included from the first edition.
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.
George M. Waller
A history of Butler University, from the founding in 1855 until the sesquicentennial in 2005, written by historian and professor George “Mac” Waller who taught in Butler University’s Department of History from 1954 to 1990.
Sixteen chapters of light, laugh out loud reading; a book that looks at "The Lighter Side" of the insults that life deals all of us. If you have ever faced surgery of any kind, had too much to drink in public, or had a miserable flying experience, you will identify with the situations Ed describes.
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)
Harry van der Linden
This study argues for three main theses: (1) Immanuel Kant’s ethics is a social ethics; (2) the basic premises of his social ethics point to a socialist ethics; and (3) this socialist ethics constitutes a suitable platform for criticizing and improving Karl Marx’s view of morality.
Some crucial aspects of Kant’s social ethics are that we must promote the “realm of ends” as a moral society of co-legislators who assist each other in the pursuit of their individual ends, which requires in turn that we seek the realization of the republican state and peace between the nations. Thus hope for progress, as supported by the enthusiasm engendered among the spectators of the French Revolution, becomes pivotal to Kant’s ethics as well as other moral feelings such as moral indignation and solidarity with the victims of oppression.
Kant views the moral society in the final instance as an “inner” unification of good wills. In a decisive elaboration of Kant, the neo-Kantian Hermann Cohen argues that all our social institutions, and notably economic enterprises, must instantiate the “realm of ends,” leading him to support cooperative socialism in Wilhelmine Germany. In his own words, Kant “is the true and real originator of German socialism” (1896).
There are important evaluative similarities between Kantian socialist ethics and Marx, such as a condemnation of capitalism as a system of servitude and an understanding of the ideal society as a cooperative society, but only Marx contends that the ideal society does not set a moral task and that there is a dialectic operative in human history that inevitably leads to communist society. This dogmatic Hegelian understanding of history must be replaced by Kantian regulative understanding of progress in support of revolutionary praxis as moral praxis.
We need a “Kantianization” of Marx, as Cohen and other neo-Kantian socialists also proclaimed in the three decades leading up to World War I. This study concludes with “A Historical Note on Kantian Ethical Socialism,” addressing, among others, Cohen, Karl Vorländer, Eduard Bernstein, and Kurt Eisner and the Munich Revolution of 1918. Their voices were largely silenced by the rise of fascism, and this study hopes to show that their voices still need to be heard.
Katharine Merrill Graydon
A Record of the men [who served in WWI] and their achievements together with a briefer record of those who served in the Civil War and in the War With Spain.Volume compiled by Katherine Merrill Graydon, Professor of English Literature, Butler College.
Hilton U. Brown Sr.
Letters, Verses, and other Primary Source Material of Hilton U. Brown, Jr. from his time in service during World War I. Hilton U. Brown, Jr. died during the war. His father, Hilton U. Brown, Sr. assembled this volume of his son's letters and poetry. A biographical foreword about Brown, Jr. and his brothers was written by their father.