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Winter 2010 • Volume 16, Issue 1  

Alumni News
Alumni News  |  People & Events  


Director’s Corner

Alumni Events

TV Viewing Parties
January 12
Tip-off at 8 p.m. CST
BU vs. Northern Iowa

Check for party updates!

Baltimore Lucky’s Tavern, 10 Market Place, Baltimore, 8:30 p.m.

Chicago Golf Nation, 339 N. Quentin Road, Palatine, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago Joe’s Sports Bar, 940 W. Weed St., Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

Houston Sherlock’s Baker Street Pub, 1952 W. Gray St., Houston, 7:30 p.m.

Indianapolis Jillian’s, 141 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, 8 p.m.

Kansas City Fox and Hound, 10428 Metcalf Ave., Kansas City, 7:30 p.m.

Minneapolis area O’Gara’s Bar and Grill, 164 Snelling Ave. North, St. Paul, 7:30 p.m.

New York The Village Pourhouse, 64 Third Ave., New York, 8:30 p.m.

Northern California First and Main Sports Lounge, 397 Main St., Los Altos, 5 p.m.

Peoria Sully’s, 121 SW Adams St., Peoria, 7:30 p.m.

Philadelphia Fox and Hound, 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia, 8:30 p.m.

Phoenix Half Moon Sports Grill, 2121 E. Highland Ave., Phoenix, 6:30 p.m.

Rockford Garrett’s Cafe, 1631 N. Bell School Road, Rockford, 7:30 p.m.

Seattle Buckley’s in Belltown, 2331 2nd Ave., Seattle, 5:30 p.m.

Springfield Brickhouse Grill & Pub, 3136 W. Iles Ave., Springfield, Ill., 7 p.m.

St. Louis Indigo Joe’s Sports Pub & Restaurant, 16721 Main St., Wildwood, Mo., 7:30 p.m.

Quad Cities Buffalo Wild Wings, 4860 Utica Ridge Road, Davenport, 7:30 p.m.


February 13

Peoria Alumni Weekend
Bradley vs. University of Northern Iowa

March 4–7

St. Louis Men’s basketball MVC Tournament

March 11–14

St. Louis Women’s basketball MVC Tournament


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

Lori Winters Fan '80It 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

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!



Golden reunion 2009

Event schedule

Friday, February 12

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

Packages at the Hotel Pere Marquette and Hotels at Grand Prairie
Turn your Alumni Weekend into a romantic getaway with an overnight package, available February 12, 13, or 14. Packages include two game tickets, one overnight guestroom, two Bradley T-shirts, plus extras, and range from $123 to $199.

Saturday, February 13

Markin Family Student Recreation Center pass
Access to pool, weight rooms, track, climbing wall, etc. during regular Center hours Saturday and Sunday.

Men’s basketball vs. University of Northern Iowa
Carver Arena, Peoria Civic Center, 1:05 p.m.
Purchase tickets through the Office of Alumni Relations at half price for upper bowl.

Post-game party
Civic Center Theater lobby after the game. Join us for complimentary “Sweetheart Sundae” bar, popcorn, and soft drinks, and meet the Bradley Braves for an autograph signing session.

Bookstore discount
The Bookstore will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 13. Alumni will receive 10% off their purchases.

For tickets and information, visit 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


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

View an interactive map of the locations and contacts of the Alumni Chapters and Groups. Go >


Homecoming 2009 September 30 through October 3

Homecoming 2009


View a slideshow at

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.