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Summer 2005 • Volume 11, Issue 3

Emeriti faculty membersBeyond the books

Touting a total of 190 years of teaching Bradley students, five emeriti faculty members, representing each of Bradley’s colleges, enthusiastically share their thoughts on the past, present, and future of the University. The zeal these pundits exuded in the classroom over the years was relived in this round-table interview session.  Full story>





The Spirit of PeoriaRollin’ on the river

Captain Alex Grieves ’92 and his wife Heather Stone Grieves ’92 purchased the Spirit of Peoria paddlewheeler in 1996, and began their adventure on the scenic Peoria riverfront. Sorority and fraternity formals, wedding receptions, and more keep the couple rollin’ on the river by providing riverboat cruises reminiscent of days gone by.   Full story>



Cecelia Chesko WheelerAlumna gives $3.2 million

Through the estate of Cecelia Chesko Wheeler ‘42, Bradley has received in excess of $3.2 million, the largest individual gift to the College of Education and Health Sciences and the fourth largest individual gift to the University. Mrs. Wheeler specified the purpose of her endowed gift to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences was to “empower women.”   Full story>



Coming soon!

Joe Stowell ’50 MA ’56 has been to 23 countries to teach basketball. Coming soon, the former Bradley basketball player and coach shares his stories from abroad and on campus. Coach Joe Stowell was interviewed on August 30 for an upcoming (TBA) ESPN two-hour special. The NIT and the NCAA national championship games between Bradley and the City College of New York were chosen by ESPN as one of the top 10 events in college basketball history.


In the spotlight

In Katrina’s wake

Hurricane Katrina has directly impacted the lives of so many, including people with a connection to Bradley. In the Winter 2006 issue of Hilltopics, we plan to feature Bradley people who have been displaced by the hurricane and flood waters, those who have helped with the relief effort, and students who have come to Bradley from the area affected by Hurricane Katrina. If you are among those directly impacted by the disaster, please contact Nancy Ridgeway, associate editor, at 309-677-2327 or and share your story.

Commencement 2005

View a slide show from the May 2005 Commencement . Go>

View a F4 tornado video clip

View a clip from the F4 tornado video created by Jeremy Hodel and Josh Sauder and featured in the Parsons Manufacturing story. Go>

BU License plateTake your Braves spirit on the road! 

Purchase a BU license plate and display Bradley pride everywhere you travel.  A portion of the fee lends financial assistance to BU students. Go>