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Fall 2010 • Volume 16, Issue 4  

Alumni News
Alumni News | People & Events: Chicago: Shrek the Musical | BUCAN Event | St. Charles: golf outing | Indianapolis: Indians baseball | Naperville: White Eagle Golf Club | St. Louis: student send-off picnic | Peoria: Chiefs game


Here’s Jay: Homecoming Headliner

Alumni Events


September 19

D.C. Area/Virginia/
Virginia Wine Festival, Centreville, Va., 11 a.m.


September 25

Indianapolis Harvest Wine, Art & Food Festival, Chateau Thomas Winery, Plainfield, Ind., 2 p.m., door prizes at 4 p.m., $10


September 25

Milwaukee Milwaukee Brewers game and Avanti’s tailgate party, $18 includes game ticket and party, tailgate 4 p.m., game 6:10 p.m.


September 28

Washington, D.C. An Evening with the President, Capitol Hill Club, 6–8 p.m., heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar


October 5

Minneapolis An Evening with the President, Grand Hotel Minneapolis, 6–8 p.m., heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar


October 12

Atlanta An Evening with the President; Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead; 6–8 p.m., heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar


October 23

Kansas City KC Wizards MLS soccer game and tailgate party, 6 p.m., $28; game only, 7:30, $20


November 13

Chicago All Greek Alumni Reunion, Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, 6:30–10:30 p.m.


November 18

New York City An Evening with the President, time to be determined


November 20–21

Springfield, Mass. Men’s Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament


For more information,
visit or contact
the Office of Alumni Relations
at 309-677-2240 or 800-952-8258.

Jay LenoLate night television superstar Jay Leno will be the headline entertainer at Bradley University’s Homecoming on Saturday, October 16, in the newly dedicated campus arena. Leno replaced the iconic Johnny Carson in 1992 as the host of NBC’s Tonight Show. He also has appeared in films, has written several books, and continues to perform live more than 150 nights a year. A 2009 Harris Poll named the Emmy Award-winning comedian America’s Favorite TV Personality.

For alumni ticket information visit


Speed painter to perform

Speed painter Elliott From '90.Speed painter ELLIOTT FROM ’90, left, will bring his talent to the Quad at noon on Friday, October 15. He choreographs his paintings — which are completed in five to 10 minutes — to music, using his hands and a few brushes to create a work of art on a 4-by-5-foot black canvas. Elliott performed for Budweiser at the 2010 Winter Olympics. More recently, he painted a large mural on the windows of WGN Radio on Michigan Avenue to celebrate the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup victory. For more information and videos on Elliott, visit


Homecoming 2010

Rediscover YOUR Bradley

Visit for details and a list of events

Friday, Oct. 15

  • Founder’s Day
  • Dedication and tours of campus arena & basketball practice facility
  • Graffiti Jam Homecoming BBQ on the Quad featuring ELLIOTT FROM ’90 (see above)
  • 50 Plus Club reception
  • “Midnight” Madness men’s and women’s basketball

Saturday, Oct. 16

  • Gary R. Tippett Memorial 5K Run/Walk
  • Campus tours
  • Conversation with the President
  • Athletic panel discussion
  • Class of 1960 Golden Reunion
  • Tailgate party, food tent & beer garden
  • Soccer vs. Central Arkansas
  • ...and much more!


Spotlight on alumni

Bradley alumni worldwide are doing the most interesting things! Each month, the Bradley University Alumni Association spotlights two alumni on its website. 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

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