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Band member brings the spirit

In the excitement of intramural sports and through the roar of every basketball band chant, there is one student who is always at the heart of it all: Cameron Niesman. Niesman, a sophomore accounting major was awarded “Most Spirited Student” at the Bradley vs Illinois…

From Harvard to Bradley

The Bradley Core Curriculum dictates most Bradley student schedules, but little is known about the people behind it. One of these individuals is Kelly McConnaughay, senior associate dean of the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “It’s like a quarter of every student’s experience,” McConnaughay…

Get a look at the life of Getz

Religious studies professor Daniel Getz was born in Denver, Colorado, shortly after World War II. His parents were both veterans; his mother in the army and his father a Marine. His mother was stationed at a hospital in India, with regiments of Chinese and Japanese…

Making students’ lives ‘Vetter’

Kate Vetter, who joined Bradley in June as assistant director for programming in the student activities office, aims to give students the autonomy to be successful outside the classroom. “In student affairs, we talk a lot about the world outside academics,” Vetter said. “In order…

From whim to Hollywood

Sometimes taking a chance can lead to an important discovery. Rachel Borland, senior television arts major, found this out firsthand. Borland originally planned to attend culinary school, but came to the conclusion that cooking was more of a hobby than a career choice for her.…

The heart and soul of the student center

Cheery voice booming and his laughter filling the room, Will has become a public figure in the Michel Student Center. “No one embodies the heart and soul of the student center more than Will,” said Claudio DeBon, senior psychology major. Will has been cooking up…

Urban Garden grows hope

Molly Rice, administrative assistant to the registrar at Bradley, is the director of North End Urban Garden, a community garden in the North Valley neighborhood, previously known as the North End neighborhood. At first, Molly’s neighbors were not sure the garden was a good idea.…

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