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Summer 2009 • Volume 15, Issue 3  

Alumni News
Alumni News  |  People & Events  


Director’s Corner

Lori Winters Fan '80One short year ago I wouldn’t have believed it. Couldn’t have predicted it. And to this day, I’m still not certain I should have done it. But here I sit as the proud owner of my very own Facebook page.

I’m admittedly not the most prolific participant in the social networking universe, but I confess to being gratified each time I receive a “friend” request. Often, these new Facebook friends are fellow alumni I’ve met at Bradley events. It’s a connection with them I might not otherwise have in today’s fast-paced, do-more-with-less world…a place to go any time of the day or night to find friends and colleagues, share a laugh, get advice, discover new resources, or just “catch up.”

After all, staying connected is more important than ever. And it’s one of the guiding principles of your alumni association. We’re committed to providing the connections you need to help build a dynamic professional or personal network, a more successful career or business, and a more meaningful relationship with your alma mater.

If you are already a Facebook member, join our BUAA group to find out about Bradley events in your area. Add the new Alumni Connections application for easy access to the BU Alumni Online Community where you can submit ClassNotes, network with alumni, and sign up for your e-mail forwarding address. Not quite ready for Facebook? Register for the Online Community or send your updated e-mail address to to receive BU news and information to keep you connected to your alma mater and your fellow alumni.

As for me…I hope to “connect” with you on campus soon. If that’s not possible, perhaps our paths will cross on Facebook!

Hail Red & White!



Homecoming 2009 September 30 through October 4

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

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


Golden reunion 2009


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 >