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Bradley Hilltopics

Winter 2011 • Volume 17, Issue 1  

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A new campus to roam

Bradley has taken on an entirely new look from the time I roamed the campus with my generation in the early '70s. The commitment to raise the level of Bradley University's reputation continues to unfold.

Part of the reason for this evolution is the education provided to its students. Alumni continue to share the wealth in funding and experiences. One picture in the Fall 2010 issue of Bradley Hilltopics demonstrates this. The study rooms [for student athletes] shown on page 21 illustrate why we go to college. 

Beyond the maturation, friendships, and fun lies education. To include not one, but two, academic study rooms in the sparkling new building demonstrates how BU is committed to success. I miss the old Field House, but I feel proud to see the arena take its place.

RANDY GOLLAY '74
Buffalo Grove, Ill.

 

Remembering Dr. Dwyer

Bradley lost an esteemed former professor and friend when Dr. Warren Dwyer passed away on July 16, 2010, as noted in the fall issue. He was a highly respected voice of the faculty, who, in addition to serving briefly as the English department chair, provided leadership for many years as director of writing for the department.

Dwyer's commitment to rigorous academic standards was legendary, but more significantly, he had an immeasurable importance as the unofficial conscience of the English department.

In the classroom, Dwyer was considered a first-rate performer who was always "on stage," according to one of his former students. Now that he is gone, I shall miss his humor and his
wise counsel very much.

Edgar Chapman
Professor emeritus of English
East Peoria, Ill.

 

Study Abroad memories

Your fine article "From Vienna to the Mighty Mississippi" in the Fall 2010 issue of Bradley Hilltopics brought back fond memories of my experiences some 40 years ago as Bradley's first overseas studies participant at the University of Vienna from 1969 to 1970. As a German language major, I found the year abroad a formative experience, and it enriched me both academically and personally. I later returned to Vienna professionally, where I served as a military attache specialist at the U.S. Embassy from 1980 to 1983, followed by diplomatic tours in Paris and Budapest. These rewarding life experiences would probably never have occurred if not for the educational grounding I received through Bradley, and especially due to the inspirational tutelage of the late Dr. William J. Weiersheuser, then head of German studies.

JEFF KAHN '71
Atlanta, Ga.

 

Thank you very much for the article, "From Vienna to the Mighty Mississippi." The trip along the Mississippi was a great experience. I wonder if there could be an exchange program between Bradley University and the University of Saarland at some time in the future?

Hubertus Weyer
Student participant in "Live(s) on the Mississippi 2010" from the University of Saarland

 

From left to right, front row: JOAN BECKER CARY '79, LINDA TUNGETT HOADLEY '80, GARY HOADLEY '80, KIM FLOWER '83, ANN FINGERHOOD '80, ART HANSELL '81, Emily Barry, DAVE ROGOWSKI '80. Middle row: KAREN FLEMING KELLY '80, RICH ROESKE '82, LARRY GROGAN '80, WILL FLOWER '83, JEAN TYRRELL FELDMAN '81. Back row: DAVE KELLY '79, STEVEN EVANS '80, and JOE MILJUSH '80.

Williams Hall Homecoming reunion

When LINDA TUNGETT HOADLEY '80 created a Facebook page for the second floor of Williams Hall last winter, the former RA was the impetus for the first unofficial Williams II Friends for a Lifetime Club reunion. Fourteen residents who lived on the co-ed dorm floor as juniors and seniors from 1978–1982, traveled from six states for Homecoming 2010. Visit bradley.edu/hilltopics/go/williams to read a reunion reflection from JOAN BECKER CARY '79.

Web Extra

Visit bradley.edu/hilltopics/
go/williams2
to view Homecoming photos from the Williams Hall II reunion participants.