Alumni News | People & Events
As I write, the quiet calm of Study Day belies the tremendous undercurrent of energy pulsing through the Hilltop. Do you remember? Preparing for finals, thrilled that the semester is — at long last — nearing its end. Anxiously awaiting news about that perfect summer job. Eager to get home to your own bed and Mom’s cooking, but sad to leave your friends and the comfort of this new home and your Bradley family.
But this year, this semester, is different. To be sure, freshmen will become sophomores, and another class will graduate and make their way into the world. No, the difference is that the end of this semester marks not the end of the year so much as it marks the beginning of a great new era on the Hilltop. The Campaign for a Bradley Renaissance will transform our alma mater.
And amid all the incredible progress, enhanced learning environments, and advanced technologies, will stand a “beacon bright” that draws us home. Our new Alumni Center will safeguard and showcase our history, boast of our achievements, wrap us in support, and always welcome us home. From the library of faculty and alumni publications and centralized alumni resources to the Hall of Pride and the grand ballroom overlooking the new Alumni Quad, your alumni center will be the place to go for information, events, and making new memories with old Bradley friends.
This Renaissance can’t — and won’t — happen without the support of each and every one of us. The payback? Increased value of our degrees, pride in knowing we’ve built an institution worthy of our own children and grandchildren, and the comfort of knowing that we will always have a home on the Hilltop.
LORI WINTERS FAN '80
Get more details and a list of reunions. Go>
Submit nominations for alumni awards
The Bradley University Alumni Association (BUAA) seeks nominations for three awards presented annually to alumni and friends of the University. The awards include the Distinguished Alumnus/a Award, the Outstanding Young Graduate Award, and the Lydia Moss Bradley Award.
For information about criteria or to receive a nomination form, call 800-952-8258 or 309-677-2240 or visit bualum.org. Mail nominations and supporting materials by April 15 to Alumni Awards, Bradley University, 1501 W. Bradley Avenue, Peoria, IL 61625; fax them to 309-677-3595; or download a nomination form from bualum.org.
Refer a student
Help bring the best and brightest students from across the country to Bradley. Refer prospective students online by visiting bualum.org/get_involved, and the Office of Admissions will send information to them.
President Joanne Glasser continues to meet with alumni and friends at receptions nationwide. Plans are underway for the following receptions:
For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 800-952-8258 or visit bualum.org
View an interactive map of the locations and contacts of the Alumni Chapters and Groups. Go >
July 17Kane and DuPage counties alumni boat cruise, St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboats, 6-7:30 p.m.; $25 per person includes dinner and cruise
July 26Avanti’s tailgate party and baseball game, Dr. Pepper Ballpark, 5 p.m.; $14 per person
July 28alumni golf outing, Royal Fox Country Club, St. Charles, 11 a.m. lunch, 12:15 p.m. shotgun start; $700 per foursome, $175 per individual includes lunch, dinner, round of golf, cart, tee gifts and prizes
August 3SLABAC annual picnic and new student send-off, Stacy Park, 1-4 p.m.
August 7White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers alumni event, U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W. 35th St., enter through Gate 2, 5:30 p.m. patio party, 7 p.m. game; $60 includes patio party and game
August 15Bradley Day at the Races, Arlington Park Pavilion, 200 W. Euclid, Arlington Heights, 2-7 p.m.; $25 per person 18 and over, $17 for ages 17 and under includes admission, race guide, seat in the Pavilion and $10 certificate for food, drinks and wagering
August 18Alumni Night at O’Brien Field, Peoria Chiefs vs. Clinton Lumberjacks, 6 p.m.; $21 ($17 ages 3-10) includes private party on the deck, dinner and game
August 26CIBAC Family SoccerFest, Shea Stadium
September 9Delta Upsilon alumni event, Ruth Lake Country Club, 6200 S. Madison, Hinsdale, 6-8 p.m.
October 28DuPage County alumni event, Ruth Lake Country Club, 6200 S. Madison, Hinsdale, 6-8 p.m.
basketball tip-off luncheon, Harry Caray’s, 33 W. Kinzie, 11:30 a.m. reception, noon luncheon, 1:30 p.m. reception with President Joanne Glasser
October 3-5Founder’s Day and Homecoming