Hands of hope
Hurricane Katrina cast a sobering reality over New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast. However, renewed hope and determination are fueled by great numbers of volunteers who have come to help. Read about Bradley alumni who live in the area impacted by Katrina, as well as alumni and students who have offered a helping hand. Full Story>
View a slide-show from the 53 Bradley students and 10 other volunteers who dedicated their fall break to hurricane relief. Go>
Read a journal that was kept by Bob Wiltz ’69 MA ’70, a psychologist from Peoria with a practice in Morris, who volunteered with the American Red Cross in Baton Rouge and the Greater New Orleans area from September 2 to 17. Go>
Let it snow
With the use of fiber-optic light and techniques such as optical staining, snowflakes become beautiful works of art. At Rochester Institute of Technology, Dr. Michael Peres ’78 offers a unique class in which students use a microscope to photograph images of just about anything they can imagine, including snowflakes. Full Story>
A passion for preservation
Mike Wagenbach ’89 has been commissioned to preserve the Pullman State Historic Site, 15 miles south of the Chicago loop. The Pullman factory town, built in the late 1800s by industrialist George Pullman, is famous for the variety of cars manufactured there, as well as the town’s aesthetic beauty and progressive urban design. Full Story>
In the spotlight
Take 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 Bradley students. Go>
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Matt Savoie '02 places seventh at 2006 Winter Olympics
With a personal-best score of 137.52 in the long program, peoria figure skater Matt Savoie '02 finished seventh overall in men's figure skating at the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. For more information, visit http://www.usfigureskating.org/ or www.torino2006.org.
See Matt Savoie '02 skate in person
Olympic skater Matt Savoie '02 will be on tour with Champions on Ice from June 23 through July 2 at the following venues:
Visit championsonice.com for more information.
Coming soon...in Bradley Hilltopics Spring 2006
Live like an Egyptian
For the past three years in late December, Dr. Amir Al-Khafaji, professor and department chair of civil engineering and construction, has led a group of Bradley students on a life-changing adventure through Egypt. To see photos from this year's trip, visit bradley.edu/academics/eng/Civil/Html/index.htm, then click on the Study Abroad tab and Egypt.
Catch up with Bradley grad Tami Lane '96, who recently won an Oscar for her work as a makeup artist in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." See a related article featured in the Peoria Journal Star at pjstar.com/stories/030606/TRI_B95Q7SKD.032.shtml.
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