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Winter 2007 • Volume 13, Issue 1

Bradley Chorale

The Bradley Chorale made history with the selection of five pairs of siblings last fall.

All the siblings hail from the local area. The 10 music majors are: front row from left to right, Rebecca Meyer ’08 and Katie Meyer ’10, and Bethany Stocksiek ’07 and Abby Stocksiek ’09. Behind the Stocksieks are Kristin Bell ’07 and Jeremy Bell ’08. Back row: twins Dean Beever ’10 and Dustin Beever ’10 and Chris Adams-Wenger ‘09 and Matthew Adams-Wenger ’07. They are the sons of former Chorale members Lee Wenger ’76 and Denise Adams ’77. Previously, the Chorale had no more than two pairs of siblings, according to Dr. John Jost, professor of music and Chorale director.

Founded in 1954 by the late Dr. John E. Davis, professor emeritus of music, over the years the Chorale has toured the United States and Europe, winning national and international honors. The Chorale currently has 54 members.

Visit the Chorale’s Web site is

Spring Chorale Tour

March 29—Oak ParkUnity Temple, 875 Lake Street, 7:30 p.m., an alumni reception will follow the concert.

March 30—Rockford-Second Congregational Church, 318 N. Church Street, 7:30 p.m.

March 31— Rock Island-Ascension Chapel, Augustana College 639 38th Street, 7:30 p.m.

April 1—Rock Island-Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 2324 18th Avenue, 11 a.m. service

April 1 —Dixon-First Presbyterian Church, third and Galena Avenues, 4 p.m.


FacultyFaculty achievements in teaching, scholarship, and service were recognized during the annual Founder’s Day Convocation on October 26, 2006. Pictured after the ceremony in Dingeldine Music Center, from left are Dr. Christine Blouch, associate professor of English, recipient of the Putnam Award for Excellence in Teaching; Dr. David Schmitt, associate professor of psychology, recipient of the Samuel Rothberg Award for Professional Excellence; Marjorie Getz, instructor of psychology, recipient of the Francis C. Mergen Memorial Award for Public Service; and Dr. Jose Lozano, assistant professor of physics, recipient of the Caterpillar Inc. Faculty Award for Scholarship.


Grace Pottker

Erin Durbin, associate director of student and young alumni programs, presents Grace Pottker '31 with framed yearbook photos from her days as a student at Bradley University. Pottker attended the Founder's Day luncheon and convocation in October to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the year she graduated from Bradley.


Career job fairStudents met with recruiters from 181 companies during the Smith Career Center’s fall job fair, the largest fair in the SCC’s history. Expanded to a two-day event, the first day focused on engineering and construction employers. Plans are underway for another two-day fall job fair in 2007. Visit for more information.