Bradley University

Out and About
8:00 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Director sees humor and humanity in "Clybourne Park"

Credit Bradley University Theatre

This week, we're talking with Egla Birmingham, director of Bradley University Theatre's 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.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:23 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Peoria Police officers are getting some backup

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. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:18 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

BU students particpate in National Day of Service

Bradley University students help pack nutritional meals at the Midwest Food Bank in Peoria.
Credit Denise Molina / Peoria Public Radio

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.

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Out and About
11:02 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Out and About - November 22, 2013

Credit photo: Bradley University Department of Music

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."  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 Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria.

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:14 am
Mon November 4, 2013

BU and Startup Peoria to host Startup Weekend

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.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:23 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

BU ranks 6th for producing Fulbright students

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.

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Peoria's Hidden Treasures
8:00 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Peoria's Hidden Treasues - October 28, 2013

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.

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:58 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Celebrating Bradley University's Founder

Bradley University is celebrating its founder today. The annual Founder’s Day event comes during the University's Homecoming week. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:21 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

BU sees increase in retention rate

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’s a nearly two-percent increase from the entering freshman class of 2011, and it’s the highest retention rate in five years.

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Business
8:31 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Bradley University director gets global recognition

Jim Foley
Credit Duane Zehr, Bradley University

The director of Bradley University’s Turner Center for Entrepreneurship is receiving global recognition for his work.  Jim Foley is an expert on trade and international business.  He’s getting a lifetime achievement award from the International Association of Trade Training Organizations.  Foley was instrumental in establishing a certification system that sets professional skill standards in international trade.  He also runs a program for training in business planning, marketing and export finance at Bradley’s International Trade Center.

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