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Winter 2009 • Volume 15, Issue 1  

Alumni News
Alumni News  |  People & Events  

 

Director's Corner

Lori Winters Fan '80Homecoming 2008 is just a memory now, but what a marvelous memory! It was wonderful to see so many smiling alumni faces on a Bradley campus that is more vibrant than ever — and growing!

Reunion-goers renewed friendships and celebrated favorite professors. Bradley’s outstanding theater students, along with the incomparable LEE WENGER ’76, “wowed” a sold-out Hartmann Center with their performance of The Pirates of Penzance. The Communication Alumni Network was born; President Glasser shared her vision for Bradley’s future at a “Fireside Chat”; and alums were entertained by faculty and staff at Sunday brunch. More than a dozen groups hosted tailgate tents at Shea Stadium, providing games and activities for alumni, students, and families; and tailgaters enjoyed live music, a pep rally, and a great soccer game.

As the BUAA proudly added SAL TINAJERO ’94, GLEN McCULLOUGH ’50 MA ’56, and the Honorable RAY LaHOOD ’71 to its distinguished list of award recipients, we also celebrated the life of our founder, Lydia Moss Bradley. The Founder’s Day luncheon was the perfect place for President Glasser to announce the lead gifts of JERRY HAYDEN ’59 and his wife MARILYN KELLER HAYDEN ’61, and Kathleen and BOB CLARK ’67 which make our future home — the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center — a reality.

Throughout it all, dozens of alumni were preparing today’s students for their role as future alumni. Alumni association volunteers educated more than 900 new Bradley students about the history and traditions of their home on the Hilltop (see photo). Others hosted ‘Dinner for Ten’ events, providing a meal for up to eight students for fun, fellowship, and the opportunity to expand their networking skills.

Fall semester has been one great adventure on the Hilltop. Imagine what we’ll do next!

LORI WINTERS FAN ’80
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ALUMNI RELATIONS

 

Homecoming photos collage

From the lighting of the “B” with a rappelling Indiana Jones, to dancing in a tent of foam, to the soccer game, to the musical Pirates of Penzance, everyone got a kick out of Homecoming.

 

Homecoming 2008

Event schedule

Friday, January 23

Alumni Night at Jimmy’s Jimmy’s Bar & Grill, 2801 W. Farmington Rd.

Saturday, January 24

Alumni Happy Hour Hoops Pizza & Pub, 516 Main St., 4 p.m.

BU men’s basketball vs. Indiana State Carver Arena, Peoria Civic Center, 6:05 p.m.
Up to eight discounted tickets ($10 lower bowl, $4 upper bowl) may be purchased through the Office of Alumni Relations.

Post-game party Pere Marquette Hotel, Marquette South Room, 8-11 p.m., free
Overnight package at Pere Marquette available.

Enjoy the new Markin Rec Center from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, January 24, and from 9 a.m. to midnight Sunday, January 25, with limited pool and climbing wall hours. The performance court will be available to alumni for pick-up basketball or volleyball games from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Groups may reserve time on the court by contacting Mike Keup at mkeup@bradley.edu. Passes must be reserved in advance through the Office of Alumni Relations.

To purchase discounted game tickets, reserve rec center passes, or reserve your overnight stay, visit bualum.org or call 800-952-8258 or 309-677-2241 by Thursday, January 22.

 

Mystery Indy revealed

Mystery Indy graphicWho was that striking likeness of Indiana Jones, featured in our 2008 Homecoming ads? It was none other than Dr. Paul Gullifor, professor of communication. Gullifor came to Bradley in 1988, during the same decade the popular Indiana Jones trilogy premiered.

 

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.

 

Chapter Contacts

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