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A Bradley University game design team is getting a chance to put their creation on one of the world's largest gaming stages.

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Flags are being flown at half-staff on Bradley’s campus for the next three days to honor the school’s winning-est basketball coach.

Bradley University Prepares for Commencement Sat.

May 8, 2017
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Bradley University is preparing to send off more than a thousand graduates this weekend.

Bradley Speech Team Places Second in National Tournament

Apr 24, 2017
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Bradley University’s speech team swept several categories during the National Forensic Association’s National Championship last weekend in Eau Claire, Wis.

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Officials at Bradley University say a building on campus has become the first to use solar panels as its primary source of energy. 

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An actor who's known for his quirky dad roles in the movie "Mean Girls" and the ABC sitcom "The Middle" is getting an alumni award at Bradley University.  Neil Flynn graduated from the Peoria university in 1982 and was on the school's speech team for four years. 

Peoria Makes Way for Bradley's $85M Construction

Mar 29, 2017
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The Peoria City Council amended the Bradley University development plan to allow for the construction of a new building along Main Street. 

Bradley this summer will demolish Baker Hall, which houses the business college.  In its place, the university will construct a building that will allow instruction for both business and engineering courses.

Bob Michel Remembered

Feb 25, 2017
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A number of dignitaries joined Bob Michel's family and friends today for his memorial service. The services was at Michel's amateur, in the Renaissance Coliseum at Bradley University.

The long-time Congressman was a highly decorated World War II Veteran with legendary statesmanship.

Michel had a special gift for consensus building and respectful policy making. During his 38 years in congress he was the longest-serving minority leader. Hence, anything he achieved in legislative policy happened with strong bipartisan support.

This week, we're talking with Scott Kanoff, from the Bradley University Department of Theatre Arts, about their production of "These Shining Lives." The play tells the story of women who worked at the Radium Dial Company in Ottawa, IL, the toll that work took on their health, and the legal case they pursued against the company. Kanoff talks about the play, why they selected it, and some local connections to the story it recounts. The performance on Sunday, February 26th, the department will also present a moot court trial on the legal issues involved in the story.

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder at Bradley University

Feb 24, 2017
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One of the women who founded Black Lives Matter wants a grassroots movement to counter what she calls the suppression of African American opportunity.

Patrisse Cullors told an audience at Bradley University, today’s political environment is not new. She compares it to the time when she grew up in the 1980s and early 90s.

Bradley Demonstrates for Black History Month

Feb 22, 2017
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The Bradley University Student Center was the site of a Black Lives Matter Rally yesterday. About two dozen students held computer generated signs and chanted ‘No justice - No Peace,’ ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘hands up - don’t shoot.’  

Sherry Gunn is the Assistant Director in The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Bradley. She says the University has done demonstration every week in February to celebrate Black History Month and recognize different forms of protests.

Saying Farewell to Statesmen Bob Michel

Feb 17, 2017
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The longest-serving US House minority leader died this morning. Bob Michel was 93.

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Bradley University in central Illinois is moving forward with plans to build a new, $86 million business and engineering complex.

A Chicago man pleaded guilty Monday for using information obtained in the 2015 Bradley University data breach to file false income tax returns. 41-year-old Gbadebo Adebiyi appeared before U.S. District Judge Joe Billy McDade.

 

Adebiyi admitted to conspiring with others to get refunds from false income tax returns including the information obtained from the data breach Bradley reported in March 2015. Bradley employee’s personal information was used to file 2014 false federal income tax returns.

 

Bradley University joins a chorus of American colleges and universities to end the executive order that suspended the entry of refugees, immigrants and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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The 2nd Annual Charley Steiner Symposium on Sports Communication kicks-off tomorrow at Bradley University. Symposium participants include its namesake, alumni and L.A. Dodgers Play-by-Play announcer Charley Steiner as well as the play by play announcers for the Cubs, the Cardinals and ESPN. Female sports writing pioneer Diane Shah is also participating.

Today, we're talking with Dr. John Jost from the Bradley Music Department. He's conducting the Bradley Community Chorus, Chorale and Symhony Orchestra in a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's "Requiem" next Sunday. Jost notes that Verdi's background as an opera composer is on display in this choral work, in it's intensity and sudden emotional contrasts. He also gives a little background on the work, and talks about the process of putting three large ensembles and soloists together for the upcoming performance.

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Many have already cast a ballot in vote by mail or early voting. But some are still weighing their options in the final week leading up to election day.  Two Political Science Professors at Bradley University are helping us break down some of the things voters are deciding on in this election.

Bradley University and Caterpillar are teaming up with NASA for what’s being called the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. The goal is for teams to develop technologies to build a habitat on Mars using 3D printing.

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Our guest this week is Scott Knoff, who's directing "Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play" at Bradley University. The play features three retellings of an episode of "The Simpsons:" as a tale told around a campfire, again as a performance by a group of re-enactors, and finally as a grand opera. Kanoff says the play is an exploration of the act of storytelling and the function stories have in a our culture. He also talks about some of the "table work" the company did in its preparation, and about audience response to the show's opening weekend.

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The Former Democratic U.S. Senate Majority Leader is speaking at Bradley University Monday. Tom Daschle is speaking​ about his co-authored book “Crisis Point.” He wrote it with former Republican U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.

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The Illinois Women Artists Project has a new administrative home at Bradley University. The project was founded, and previously operated independently by, Channy Lyons. Lyons is also the producer of the Peoria’s Hidden Treasures series on WCBU.

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The headstones of Lydia Moss Bradley and her father Zeally Moss received honorary markers yesterday from the Daughters of the American Revolution. The family burial site and headstones in Springdale Cemetery now have permanently affixed markers recognizing Zeally Moss as a soldier in the Revolutionary War and Lydia Moss Bradley’s headstone as a Real Daughter. The Real Daughter designation identifies those whose fathers were soldiers. Zeally Moss saw the surrender of Cornwallis in the Revolutionary War.

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The Princeton Review is again recognizing Bradley University as one of the best in the nation. The ranking comes in the 2017 edition of “The Best 381 Colleges.” That means Bradley is considered in the top 15 percent of 2,500 undergraduate colleges.

A survey of 143-thousand students places Bradley in Princeton Review’s annual guide. The print version goes on sale today and the e-book version is available October 11th.  

Bradley Move-in Day Traffic Strategy

Aug 17, 2016

Saturday is official move-in day at Bradley University. That means a significant increase in traffic in the area of Main and University Streets.

Motorists can expect delays on University between I-74 and campus mostly between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

There are also parking restriction and road closures around the University for move-in and back to school activities.

 

Changes to traffic pattern around BU for move-in day and back to school activities :

Bradley Shares Plans for New Convergence Center

Aug 12, 2016

Senator Dick Durbin, the area’s Congressional representatives, state lawmakers and local labor and community leaders gather for a private meeting at Bradley University.

 

Bradley President Gary Roberts says the meeting allowed the University to share plans for its Business and Engineering Convergence Center with important people at the same time.

 

Moss Bradley Turns 200

Jul 29, 2016
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Lydia Moss Bradley was born 200 years ago Sunday. The Peoria community celebrated her bicentennial and life Friday at her grave site in Springdale Cemetery.

Retired Caterpillar CEO Glen Barton and his wife Polly are making an undisclosed seven figure gift to Bradley University for the school’s proposed Business and Engineering Convergence Center.

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Bradley University’s new women’s basketball head coach hasn’t unpacked her bags, but she’s already planning ahead for the upcoming season. Andrea Gorski officially took the position last month. 

As colleges and universities across Illinois feel the pinch of the state budget crisis Gorski says she plans on bringing some dollars -- and fans -- to the school this season.

“What’s going to sell tickets is having an exciting brand of basketball, where fans want to come and watch, and it’s an exciting game, fast, uptempo. To me that’s what’s going to sell tickets,” Gorski said. 

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Flags on Bradley University’s campus are being flown at half staff to mark the death of Junior Ashley Borja from Plainfield.

The  engineering student was killed in a four car accident Thursday afternoon when her car crossed the median on south bound Interstate 55 in Livingston County.   

 "Our hearts go out to her family and friends. She was a vibrant young woman who will be missed by all," Bradley University President Gary Roberts said in the statement Friday.

 

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