From the editor:
Leading the way in Bradley’s BGreen initiative, this is the first edition of Bradley Hilltopics to be printed on recycled paper with soy ink, allowing us to display the FSC symbol and the soy ink symbol (see the table of contents of the online print issue).
This decision was made after careful research of quality products and their cost. Our intent, like so many of you, is to become better stewards of our environment. Although many future communications, including newsletters, will be sent electronically, you will continue to receive a print copy of Bradley Hilltopics. If you don’t save this issue or share it with a friend, please recycle it.
KAREN CROWLEY METZINGER, MA ’97
Coach Orsborn honored
I was very pleased and pleasantly surprised to read in the summer 2009 issue of Bradley Hilltopics that the University had finally recognized Coach CHARLES ORSBORN ’39 MS ’51 by renaming the Watonga Award for Ozzie. Although Ozzie coached the varsity basketball team for only nine years, he compiled a great number of wins in a very short time and achieved an outstanding high winning percentage, including three NIT Championships. In 1959 and 1960, Bradley completed each season ranked fourth in the country! If he had remained as the head coach for the length of time as many of college basketball’s legendary coaches, including Dean Smith, Bob Knight, Adolph Rupp, John Wooten and Coach K, we would be mentioning Coach Orsborn in the same breath.
Congratulations to Ozzie on this well-earned and deserved honor, and also congratulations to Bradley University for recognizing this man for basically giving his entire life to Bradley. He was an outstanding student-athlete, freshman and varsity basketball coach, and faculty member who completed his service as Bradley’s athletic director for 13 years.
I always look forward to receiving my copy of Bradley Hilltopics, and I also access the BU Web site as well as the BU Alumni Web site for up-to-date information. You all do a great job, and I encourage you to continue the excellent efforts.
DON KISSOCK ’60
More about the greenest house
It was exciting to see the article “Promoting Green Living” (Summer 2009), featuring the Smart Home Green + Wired exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. I wanted readers to know two other Bradley alumni were involved in this project in addition to LISA DONNELLY MINER ’98, the museum’s publicist.
I am marketing director for Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. in Beloit, Wis. We market nationwide the Mule-Hide Living Roof™ featuring GreenGrid® that was installed on the Smart Home. Weston Solutions is the exclusive licensee in North America. JIM LINDELL ’95 is Weston Solutions’ national marketing manager for GreenGrid®.
KATE McDANIELS BAUMANN ’73
Lunching with the old fogies
I wanted to let you know how much the “Old Fogies” enjoyed the article about our group in the summer issue. Based on the article, we now have our first new recruit. BOB HOWELL ’50 joined us for the first time at our July lunch meeting, and we were so happy to have him become an “Old Fogey” with us. We’re happy to welcome new members.
We meet for lunch at noon on the third Wednesday of each month at the Sterling Family Restaurant.
HAROLD KLESATH ’42
Small world after all
I was recently an invited guest of Dr. Peter J. Williams, warden, Tyndale House, and member of the faculty of divinity at Cambridge University. While walking along Selwyn Gardens on campus, a jogger stopped when he saw my Bradley sweatshirt. He identified himself as BRIAN BIGGS ’08, a Pekin native and fellow Bradley alum, now doing graduate work at Cambridge.
Bradley grads proudly display the colors!
DR. RICK PIERSON ’78