Alumni News | People & Events
It was a fabulous Fall! Construction began on the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center. Old acquaintances were made new again at more than 50 Fiesta de Bradley events held throughout Homecoming weekend, and some of our most distinguished alumni, faculty, and staff were recognized on Founder’s Day. We have much to be proud of.
This past October, nearly 1,000 new students were introduced to Bradley’s founder and the proud history and traditions of our alma mater. Facilitated by alumni volunteer “game show hosts,” students in the EHS 120 course played the BUAA-developed BU Who Knew? game (photo on next page). Among other things, the game is based on Forgotten Angel: The Story of Lydia Moss Bradley. Written in 1988 by Bradley’s first alumni director, ALLEN UPTON ’48 MA ’49, Forgotten Angel is the story of this larger-than-life woman who was determined that you and I would lead “independent, industrious, and useful lives by the aid of a practical knowledge of the useful arts and sciences.” Forgotten Angel may be purchased at the Bradley Bookstore by phone or e-mail: 309-677-2320 or email@example.com.
Like Mr. Upton, your Alumni Association is equally determined that future Bradley alumni have the opportunity to “meet” Mrs. Bradley, and gain an early appreciation for the history and traditions of our alma mater through the pages of Upton’s book and the BU Who Knew? game. By telling her story, our story, we’re hoping to create a special bond of pride that will last a lifetime.
If you would like to volunteer as a BU Who Knew? “host,” please contact us. But you don’t have to be a BUAA game show host to make a difference … sharing your Bradley experience with friends and relatives will ensure that the Bradley story is told around the world. Plus, new chapters of the BU story are being added all the time. I invite you to plan a visit back to campus to see what’s new since your college days. Alumni Weekend is a wonderful way to reconnect!
LORI WINTERS FAN ’80
Friday, February 12
Saturday, February 13
For tickets and information, visit bualum.org or call 800-952-8258 or 309-677-2241.
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.
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Some competed in the chips and salsa eating competition. Others raced in the Gary R. Tippett Memorial 5K Run or enjoyed a cup of Joe at Coffee with the Coaches. Many attended the Pajama Game, above center, or the Last Lecture given by religion professor Dr. Bob Fuller. Others posed as festive people at the tailgate party and cheered on the soccer team at Shea Stadium. But everyone had a “muy bueno” Homecoming.