University http://peoriapublicradio.org en Bradley University grad programs double in global interest http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bradley-university-grad-programs-double-global-interest <div>Bradley University's graduate school programs &nbsp;are seeing a surge of interest from international students. Nearly 800 students applied to graduate programs starting this fall. That's double the applications from a year ago. Doctor Jeff Bakken is dean of Bradley's Graduate School. He says the university stepped-up social media outreach for international students to attract them to the area:</div><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:40:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 26523 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bradley University grad programs double in global interest Sexual assault ignored in many universities http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sexual-assault-ignored-many-universities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A survey of more than 400 colleges and universities finds many are not providing adequate sexual assault response training for faculty, staff and students.</span></p><div> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:13:15 +0000 Bill Raack 26190 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sexual assault ignored in many universities Bradley University plans $7 million in cuts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bradley-university-plans-7-million-cuts <div>Bradley University is looking to make $7 million in cuts this summer to hit a balanced budget next academic year. Bradley President Joanne Glasser says this fall’s freshman class is projected at 970 students. That’s 110 fewer students compared to last year’s freshman class, although the numbers could change before school starts in the fall.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:35:57 +0000 Alex Rusciano 24350 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bradley University plans $7 million in cuts Main/University intersection open for business in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/mainuniversity-intersection-open-business-peoria <div>Peoria’s Main and University intersection officially opened Monday after months of construction and improvements. The $2.6 million project includes pedestrian-friendly bumpouts, raised pavement to slow traffic, and three lanes on Main and University for several blocks. &nbsp;Peoria City Engineer Scott Reeise says the short construction timeline was an aggressive pace:</div><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 21:40:14 +0000 Alex Rusciano 23199 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Main/University intersection open for business in Peoria Some road closures at Main/University start Friday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/some-road-closures-mainuniversity-start-friday <p>Main Street from University to Elmwood will be closed to all traffic starting Friday. It’s expected to last for one week while crews work on installing a water main at the Main and University intersection. &nbsp;Current lane closures on southbound University remain in effect.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:06:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19875 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Some road closures at Main/University start Friday Bradley University to unveil new mascot Saturday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bradley-university-unveil-new-mascot-saturday <div>Bradley University debuts its new gargoyle mascot this weekend. The University picked the gargoyle after a two-year process of focus groups on the issue. Bradley Athletics Director Michael Cross says the University will keep the &nbsp;‘Braves’ nickname for sporting events:</div><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:31:01 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19201 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bradley University to unveil new mascot Saturday City shares details, timeline on Main/University project http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/city-shares-details-timeline-mainuniversity-project <div>City of Peoria officials say they hope the Main and University intersection project finishes by mid-May. That was the estimated timeline shared with more than 50 people at a public meeting yesterday.</div><div> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 03:57:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18247 at http://peoriapublicradio.org City shares details, timeline on Main/University project District 150 holding Parent University event http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-holding-parent-university-event <p></p><p>Peoria District 150 is holding a Parent University tonight at Von Steuben Middle School from 530 to 8.&nbsp; The forum will include a question-and-answer session from Superintendent Grenita Lathan.&nbsp; Parents can then choose different break-out sessions related to academics, parenting, and health.&nbsp; York Powers is the district family coordinator.&nbsp; He says the goal of the event is to give parents more resources to help students succeed:</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:33:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15862 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 holding Parent University event U of I president warns on pension deal http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-president-warns-pension-deal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The president of the University of Illinois has warned employees about the coming legislative session on pensions. Robert Easter says the deal could be "onerous for public employees."&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:48:10 +0000 Brian Mackey 15512 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I president warns on pension deal U of I Board dismisses longtime professor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-board-dismisses-longtime-professor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Illinois Board of Trustees dismissed an engineering professor who had a 50-year career at the state's flagship school Thursday. Administrators say it's the first time a tenure decision went to the board.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:12:28 +0000 Rachel Otwell 14925 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I Board dismisses longtime professor