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New plan helps students network with alumni

The Bradley Alumni Association plans to keep alumni actively involved with campus activities and connected with students after graduation. “The BUAA Student Engagement Plan is designed to engage current students with Bradley alumni throughout their years on campus,” Executive Director of Alumni Relations Lori Winters…

BU welcomes Homecoming

This year’s celebration, to begin Oct. 5, will be shorter than last year’s and will not feature parade Homecoming 2008: The Adventure Unfolds hopes to draw more student participation through an Indiana Jones theme and larger events, Homecoming Coordinator Kym Spooner said. Last year, events…

Health Center hours will change with move to Markin Center

Students who have had difficulty making appointments at the Health Center because it’s closed during lunchtime may soon find one of their problems cured. Medical Director of Health Services Dr. Jessica Higgs said the center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and…

Emergency notification continues growth

University will install the public address system on all buildings eventually, Ruch said Following the tragedies at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University, campuses across the country have been implementing new safety features to keep students safe, and Bradley is no exception. A new Emergency…

Students support activity fee increase

The student activity fee may increase to offset the escalating cost of paying and accommodating performers and to support the rise of activities on campus. Director of Student Activities Michelle Whited said she recommends the fee increase $50 a year beginning fall 2009. “The number…

West Bluff residents, city of Peoria aim to change Main

Neighborhood group to make Main ‘walkable’ As students go about their daily routines, Peoria resident Lisa Ferolo and the proponents of the Walkable West Bluff campaign are working to make the Main Street area more pedestrian-friendly for students and residents. Ferolo said members of the…

Students indicted on drug charges

Two Bradley students and one former student were recently indicted for allegedly having a marijuana grow-house at their off-campus residence. Blake K. Farrington, 24, and William Betke, 20, were each indicted for possessing between five and 20 marijuana sativa plants. Patrick Georgett, 23, was indicted…

Alumni share campaign experience in forum

Two alumni working on opposing ends of the political spectrum came to speak last Friday to share their political experiences and roles in the upcoming election in a forum. The Department of Political Science and the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service sponsored the…

Students shack on quad for Habitit for Humanity

Bradley kids shacked up on Olin Quad for 24 hours Wednesday and Thursday for Habitat for Humanity’s annual Shack-a-Thon.  The idea is simple – build a shack made only out of cardboard and other materials that would be available to you if you were homeless.…

Freshmen retention above average

Bradley’s freshmen retention rate is above the national average for private schools, but this year’s freshmen enrollment is lower than what the university wanted. At 87.6 percent, Bradley is about 5 percentage points above the 82.5-percent private school national average. This means 87.6 percent of…

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