Bradley University http://peoriapublicradio.org en Director sees humor and humanity in "Clybourne Park" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/director-sees-humor-and-humanity-clybourne-park <p>This week, we're talking with Egla Birmingham, director of <a href="http://www.bradley.edu/theatre/">Bradley University Theatre's</a> production of "Clybourne Park." Set in the same house as "A Raisin in the Sun," the play offers a perspective on how race and family have changed over the past fifty years. Birmingham talks about what she finds appealing in the script, and about working with young actors to bring the text to life. "Clybourne Park" continues through Sunday, March 9th.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 19593 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Director sees humor and humanity in "Clybourne Park" Peoria Police officers are getting some backup http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-officers-are-getting-some-backup <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Peoria Police Department is hiring seven new officers. The new hires all have prior police service and have already completed the Illinois Police Training Institute. That means most of the seven will make it to the street for active service in June, just before the peak of Summer.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:23:13 +0000 Tanya Koonce 17887 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Police officers are getting some backup BU students particpate in National Day of Service http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bu-students-particpate-national-day-service <div>Some Bradley University students celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day by donating their time at a local food bank. About ten students from four student organizations volunteered at the Midwest Food Bank in Peoria.</div><div> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:18:35 +0000 Denise Molina 17804 at http://peoriapublicradio.org BU students particpate in National Day of Service Out and About - November 22, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-november-22-2013 <p>This week, we're talking with John Jost, conductor of the Bradley Community Chorus. Their fall concert, with the Bradley Symphony Orchestra, presents settings of the "Te Deum."&nbsp; Jost talks about the celebratory nature of the text has inspired many composers to "pull out all the stops," and about how the chorus and orchestra practice separately for most of the rehearsal process. The concert will be presented&nbsp;Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:02:01 +0000 Nathan Irwin 15318 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - November 22, 2013 BU and Startup Peoria to host Startup Weekend http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bu-and-startup-peoria-host-startup-weekend <div><p></p>Those with business ideas, designers and developers are encouraged to come together to develop new ventures over a 54-hour period. Startup Peoria and Bradley University’s Turner Center for Entrepreneurship are hosting “Startup Weekend” from November 15th through the 17th.</div><div> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:14:49 +0000 Denise Molina 14387 at http://peoriapublicradio.org BU and Startup Peoria to host Startup Weekend BU ranks 6th for producing Fulbright students http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bu-ranks-6th-producing-fulbright-students <div>Bradley University is among the top schools in the nation of its type producing Fulbright students. The U.S Department of State recently announced a list of colleges and universities generating the most Fulbright students in 2013-2014. Bradley ranked sixth this year after three of its students received the awards.</div><div> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:23:43 +0000 Denise Molina 14170 at http://peoriapublicradio.org BU ranks 6th for producing Fulbright students Peoria's Hidden Treasues - October 28, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peorias-hidden-treasues-october-28-2013 <p>In conjunction with the Citywide Celebration of Women Artists, Bradley University’s Heuser Gallery is showing paintings by Chicago artist Eleanor Coen. Bradley’s Hartmann Center exhibits works from Bradley’s collection. Nearby are the Studios on Sheridan, with pieces by six women artists. And further north on Sheridan Road, Gallery Romain shows work by Sapphire and Crystals, a collective of African-American women artists in Chicago.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 13969 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Celebrating Bradley University's Founder http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/celebrating-bradley-universitys-founder <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bradley University is celebrating its founder today. The annual Founder’s Day event comes during the University's Homecoming week.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:58:58 +0000 Tanya Koonce 13612 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Celebrating Bradley University's Founder BU sees increase in retention rate http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bu-sees-increase-retention-rate <div>Bradley University officials say they are doing a better job of keeping students from leaving after their freshmen year. BU is reporting a freshman-to-sophomore retention rate of nearly 88-percent for the last school year. That&rsquo;s a nearly two-percent increase from the entering freshman class of 2011, and it&rsquo;s the highest retention rate in five years.</div><div> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:21:44 +0000 Denise Molina 13034 at http://peoriapublicradio.org BU sees increase in retention rate Bradley University director gets global recognition http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bradley-university-director-gets-global-recognition <p></p><p></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 01:31:58 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12089 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bradley University director gets global recognition