Bradley http://peoriapublicradio.org en Civil Rights leader urges courage at Bradley University event http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/civil-rights-leader-urges-courage-bradley-university-event <div>The only living member of the “Big Six” leaders of the Civil Rights Movement spoke at Bradley University today. Congressman John Lewis was also a close friend of Martin Luther King Junior. &nbsp;He urged the hundreds in attendance to have courage in standing up against injustice. &nbsp;But Lewis also praised Central Illinois for a strong history of leadership:</div><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:09:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21669 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Civil Rights leader urges courage at Bradley University event 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 Bradley students heading to Russia for Olympic Games http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bradley-students-heading-russia-olympic-games <div>Eighteen Bradley University students are interning for NBC during the Winter Olympics in Russia next month. &nbsp;Twelve students are working stateside, and six are heading overseas for the winter games. &nbsp;Students in the communications department do everything from front-line tasks to production jobs for NBC. Paul Gulliford chairs Bradley’s Communications Department. He says the students had in-depth training during the time they were preparing for the interviews with NBC for the slots:</div><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:45:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17998 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bradley students heading to Russia for Olympic Games Bradley University selects gargoyle as mascot http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bradley-university-selects-gargoyle-mascot <p>Bradley University also has a new mascot. &nbsp;The university has selected the gargoyle to represent its athletic teams. &nbsp;Bradley officials say the move follows a two-year process of focus groups on the issue. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:13:43 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13609 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bradley University selects gargoyle as mascot Bradley entrepreneurship program rises in national ranking http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bradley-entrepreneurship-program-rises-national-ranking <p>Bradley University’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program has risen in national rankings. &nbsp;A survey conducted by the Princeton Review for Entrepreneur Magazine looked at more than 2,000 institutions. &nbsp;Bradley’s program ranks 19th. &nbsp;That’s compared to getting the 23rd spot last year. &nbsp;Criteria for the rankings include having successful entrepreneurs as staff members and providing entrepreneurial experiences outside of the classroom. &nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:24:58 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12198 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bradley entrepreneurship program rises in national ranking Kirk stresses veteran employment at job fair at Bradley http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/kirk-stresses-veteran-employment-job-fair-bradley <p></p><div>U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says Illinois veterans are waiting twice as long as they should to get their claims processed. &nbsp;Kirk made his comments during a veterans’ jobs fair at Bradley University with Congressman Aaron Schock. &nbsp;Kirk says he’s co-sponsoring a Senate bill to cut down the waiting time:</div><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:45:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 10429 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Kirk stresses veteran employment at job fair at Bradley Bradley again gets top marks from Princeton Review http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bradley-again-gets-top-marks-princeton-review <p>The Princeton Review is again recognizing Bradley University as one of the best in the nation. The ranking comes in the 2014 edition of “The Best 378 Colleges” guide. That makes Bradley again considered in the top 15 percent of all four-year colleges. Bradley’s athletic and recreation facilities also rank in the top 20 in The Princeton Review’s annual guide. The University’s entrepreneurship and video game design programs are rated among the top in the nation. The school is also considered in the top for academic quality and value. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 02:11:45 +0000 Tanya Koonce 9960 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bradley again gets top marks from Princeton Review Quinn touts money for Bradley University, Eureka College http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-touts-money-bradley-university-eureka-college <p></p><div>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is touting funding for three colleges in the region. He announced nearly $5 million in investments for Bradley University, Eureka College and Illinois Wesleyan University. &nbsp;That includes $700,000 to renovate Eureka’s main science building. Eureka President David Arnold says the grant is part of five-million-dollars to redo the century-old building:</div><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:39:24 +0000 Alex Rusciano 9614 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn touts money for Bradley University, Eureka College Former Bradley professor dies in Peoria crash http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/former-bradley-professor-dies-peoria-crash <p>Bradley University’s first female African-American faculty member died in a car accident Monday in Peoria. &nbsp;Bradley President Joanne Glasser says Doctor Barbara Penelton joined the college of Education and Health Sciences in 1969. &nbsp;She also chaired the Department of Teacher Education and served as the University Ombudsman. &nbsp;Penelton also received recognition including the Putnam Award for Teaching Excellence and the YWCA Leadership Award. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:32:26 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2682 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Former Bradley professor dies in Peoria crash