Alumni News | People & Events
One 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 bradley.edu e-mail forwarding address. Not quite ready for Facebook? Register for the Online Community or send your updated e-mail address to email@example.com 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!
LORI WINTERS FAN ’80
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
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)
Visit bualum.org/homecoming for details or to see if your department or group has been added.
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:
For more information, contact the Alumni Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-952-8258.
View a slideshow of the May 9th Peoria race at bradley.edu/hilltopics/go/komen09.
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 bualum.org/about/forms/spotlight.
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 hoovers.com, salary.com, and others are available. Visit bradley.edu/scc 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 bualum.org/get_involved, and the Office of Admissions will send information to them.
View an interactive map of the locations and contacts of the Alumni Chapters and Groups. Go >
20th annual picnic and student send-off, Stacy Park, 9750 Old Bonhomme Rd., Olivette, 1–3 p.m.
A Celebration of Bradley University, Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Blvd., 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. program
Tour of the Art Institute of Chicago’s new Modern Wing, dinner, and lecture, 5:30 p.m. tour, 7 p.m. dinner and lecture in Russian Tea Time Restaurant
Cardinals vs. Cubs event, 11 a.m. pre-game at J. Bucks, 1000 Clark St.; 1:15 p.m. game at Busch Stadium, limit four tickets per alum; $30 per person
Thanksgiving weekend with Bradley Braves men’s basketball, Las Vegas Invitational Challenge. Call 309-677-3000 for information.
September 30-October 3