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Winter 2009 • Volume 15, Issue 1  


Markin Center

Rec complex wows campus

The Markin Family Student Recreation Center opened to a crowd of about 1,000 in October, and early usage was through the roof, as expected. Students are thrilled with the new 130,000-square-foot recreation facility that marks the beginning of the Bradley Renaissance. Take a pictorial tour of the newest building on campus. Full story >


Aston MartinFounder’s Day

Accomplished alumni and professors were recognized last October
on Founder’s Day. Membership in the BU Centurion Society now exceeds 150. Full story >


Bob OrtegelGood sports

Meet an octogenarian with a unique goal for his golf game,
and an NBA announcer who appeared in the Disney movie, Glory Road. Full story >


Glen McCulloughGame day magic

One thrifty alumnus decided years ago to put together a crew
of volunteers for keeping game stats and making sure sporting events
went smoothly. In the fall he was honored with the Lydia Moss Bradley Award. Full story >



Joan KrupaKrupa fills in for Schock in Springfield

Although JOAN GORE KRUPA ’67 MA ’69 was not elected to fill the Illinois House seat left vacant by freshman U.S. Congressman AARON SCHOCK ’02, she is taking his place as an interim state representative. Krupa was sworn in to fill Schock’s seat as the representative to the 92nd District on January 5, after his resignation. Full story >