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Fall 2009 • Volume 15, Issue 4  

Alumni News
Alumni News  |  People & Events  


Director’s Corner

Alumni Events

September 26

Chicago Race for the Cure, Grant Park, 8:30 a.m., contact Bradley team captain ANDY REISING ’08, 312-576-6547 or


September 27

San Francisco Race for the Cure, Embarcadero, 9 a.m., contact Bradley team captain EVA WONG ’01, 415-505-9361 or


October 4

Denver Race for the Cure, Pepsi Center, 8 a.m., contact Bradley team captain DIANE OGAN NOREN ’83, 970-377-8512 or Diane.Noren


October 7

Chicago 198089 alumni reception, Golf Nation, Palatine, 68 p.m.; food, golf events, networking


October 14

Chicago DuPage County event, Hinsdale Golf Club, 140 Chicago Ave., 68 p.m.; appetizers and cash bar


October 25

Philadelphia Meet the President, home of Carolyn and ROBERT TURNER ’77 MBA ’78, Paoli, 24 p.m.


November 27

Las Vegas Thanksgiving Weekend with the Braves, Las Vegas Invitational Challenge. Call 800-952-8258 or visit for information.


University Events

September 30-
October 3



October 1

Founder’s Day, Hayden-Clark Alumni Center groundbreaking, 1:30 p.m.


October 22

Westlake Hall expansion groundbreaking, 4 p.m.


For more information,
visit or contact
the Office of Alumni Relations
at 309-677-2240 or 800-952-8258.

Lori Winters Fan '80This fall promises to be one of the most exciting periods in Bradley history — a near-record number of incoming students, new academic programs, and progress on the new Athletic Performance Arena. We also can’t forget that the Bradley University Alumni Association (BUAA) is gearing up for the biggest celebration of its existence when we break ground on the spectacular new Hayden-Clark Alumni Center on Founder’s Day, October 1.

Imagine…a place at Bradley that will always welcome you home! A place where you are enveloped by that familiar Bradley “hug” as you step through the front door — where the sights and sounds of campus days gone by bring a reminiscent smile and the promise of reliving fond memories with old friends or favorite faculty and staff.

Imagine…a beautiful Hall of Pride where Bradley’s rich history can be experienced and alumni achievements showcased to inspire future generations.

Imagine…sinking into an overstuffed chair near the fireplace in the library to thumb through an old yearbook, a former professor’s newest publication, or your freshman roommate’s first novel.

Imagine…reuniting with old friends in the alumni ballroom, and stepping out onto the magnificent veranda overlooking the new alumni quad.

Imagine…having an office for visiting alumni to use while on campus.

You can be assured that your Alumni Center will be fully equipped to continue your connection with Bradley.

Join us, along with BUAA President GLENN ROSS ’87 and Alumni Center namesakes JERRY ’59 and MARILYN KELLER HAYDEN ’61 and BOB CLARK ’67 and his wife Kathleen as we celebrate this grand beginning. Visit the Campaign’s Alumni Center page for more information about the Clarks and Haydens.



Homecoming 2009 September 30 through October 3

The Big Fiesta: Saturday, October 3.

The event will feature family-friendly tailgating tents, a Mexican buffet, kids’ zone, live entertainment with “Mike and Joe,” and a pep rally before the Bradley vs. Drake soccer match.

Hosts of tailgating tents

    Bradley Ambassadors

    College for Learning Assistance

    College of Education and Health Sciences

    College of Engineering and Technology

    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Department of Athletics

    Department of Psychology

    Foster College of Business

    The Graduate School

    Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts

    Smith Career Center


    Class of 1959

    BU Communication Alumni Network (BU-CAN)

    Sigma Chi

    Theta Chi


    Cheerleaders vs. Cheer Alumni (families welcome)
    Football Game & Picnic (bring your own basket)
    Saturday, October 3, 11 a.m.
    Lower Bradley Park
    Contact: PHIL MYER ’08 at

Visit for details or to see if your department or group has been added.


Golden reunion 2009


Save the date: Nov. 27 and 28

Save the date: Nov. 27 and 28Cheer on the BU men’s basketball team at the Las Vegas Invitational Challenge. Call 800-952-8258 or visit


Represent Bradley at RACE FOR THE CURE


To honor President Glasser and others in the Bradley family who have battled breast cancer, the BU Alumni Association is organizing teams to participate in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events across the U.S.

Team Bradley has been represented at Races in Peoria with 187 participants (partial group above), Indianapolis, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Raleigh.

Teams also are being formed for the following races:

September 26 Chicago
Team captain: ANDY REISING ’08,

September 27 San Francisco
Team captain: EVA WONG ’01,

October 4 Denver
Team captain: DIANE OGAN NOREN ’83,

For more information, contact the Alumni Office at or 800-952-8258.

View a slideshow of the May 9th Peoria race at


Spotlight on alumni

Bradley alumni worldwide are doing the most interesting things! Each month, the Bradley University Alumni Association spotlights two alumni on its Web site. Submit your suggestions for future spotlights at


Searching for a job?

The Bradley University Alumni Association and the Smith Career Center are offering a free online job search tool targeted for alumni professionals with a minimum of three years’ experience. Alumni may upload resumes, search for jobs, or post job openings. In addition, career resources such as,, and others are available. Visit and click on the “alumni” link. Recent graduates may still utilize their student eRecruiting accounts.


Refer a student

Help bring the best and brightest students from across the country to Bradley. Refer prospective students online by visiting, and the Office of Admissions will send information to them.


Chapter Contacts

View an interactive map of the locations and contacts of the Alumni Chapters and Groups. Go >