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Planning for Bradley University move in day

Aug 17, 2015

Those driving around Bradley University next weekend will want to plan ahead for the annual move in ritual. Those driving University between Interstate-74 and the Bradley Campus can expect considerable delays Saturday especially between 8:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.


Bradley University earns high ranks

Jul 22, 2015

Bradley University was ranked in the top 100 colleges that gives high value for the price of education.  MONEY Magazine ranked Bradley 88th nationwide among colleges that look at the cost of education and the career success of graduates.  The study says Bradley’s net price of a degree is $143,000. It says graduates have average early career earnings of nearly $50,000.

Bradley University begins offering advanced nursing courses online this summer. 

A three-year grant will pay for in-depth science and math training for more than 100 regional school teachers this summer. 

The public is invited to attend Bradley's final practice at Dozer Park before the Braves head to Louisville for the weekend's NCAA Baseball Regional.

Bradley hosts Career and Public Service Expo

Apr 8, 2015

Bradley University students interested in pursuing a career in Public Service can meet with potential employers Thursday.  

Investigative reporter and author Carl Bernstein is scheduled next month to deliver a lecture on seeking the truth at Bradley University.

Chris Reynolds named next BU Athletics Director

Mar 16, 2015

Bradley University tapped Peoria native Chris Reynolds as its next Athletics Director.  Reynolds graduated from Peoria High where he was an all-state player and led Indiana University to Big Ten titles in 1991 and 1993.  Reynolds has served as Deputy Director of Athletics at Northwestern since 2012.  He replaces Michael Cross, who resigned this month from the post.  

Bradley University tackles food waste

Feb 25, 2015
Alex Rusciano

Bradley University is encouraging responsible eating at their two buffet style cafeterias. The Waste Tree program kicked off today with a visual reminder of the amount of uneaten food wasted each day. 

Bradley University Theatre

This week, we're talking with Susan Felder, who's directing Bradley University Theatre's production of "The Mountaintop." The play, by Katori Hall, depicts an invented interaction between Dr. Martin Luther King and a hotel maid, in the hours before King's assassination. Felder talks about the play's "warts-and-all" look at King, and the realities of race in 1960s America. She also talks about the two actors featured in the production, and working with them to create performances that worth both as history, and as drama.

BU and ICC team up to help international students

Feb 2, 2015

Bradley University and Illinois Central College are hoping to attract more international students with a new partnership. The two have signed a memorandum of understanding for BU undergraduate and graduate international students to study English as a Second Language at ICC.

Steiner lends name to BU program

Jan 16, 2015

Bradley University is naming its nationally-recognized sports communication program after one significant alumnus.

An Ohio appeals court has upheld a $1.2 million judgment against former Kent State men's basketball coach Geno Ford over his 2011 departure to become coach at Bradley University.

Report: BU president tops salary scale

Dec 11, 2014

Bradley University President Joanne Glasser is cited as the highest-paid president compared to other peer institutions. The Chronicle of Higher Education report is based on 2012 data.

Bradley University is offering its graduate students more global opportunities through new partnerships with universities in India.

Bradley University Theatre

This week, we're talking with Danielle Dyksterhouse. The fifth-year senior at Bradley University is directing their mainstage production of "Proof." The four-person play explores themes of family, identity, and mental illness. Dyksterhouse talks about what drew her to the play,, about working with her actors, and about how she prepared for her role as director. "Proof" continues through Sunday, Novemebr 23rd, at the Hartman Center Theatre at Bradley University.

Peoria Public Radio

Governor Quinn was at Bradley University today to announce funding for several private Central Illinois colleges and universities. The investments total $5.8 million. 

Bradley University celebrates 118th Founder's Day

Oct 17, 2014

Bradley University honored its faculty, staff and alumni during its 118th Founder's Day Convocation. The annual event celebrates the University’s 1897 founding by Lydia Moss Bradley.

LaHood: "U.S. is one big pothole"

Oct 16, 2014
Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

A former Peoria Congressman and U.S. Secretary of Transportation says the country is one big pothole. Republican Ray LaHood spoke to an economics class Thursday at Bradley University on how building a strong infrastructure can boost the U.S. economy.

Bradley's Engineering Program ranks among Top 10

Oct 9, 2014
Peoria Public Radio

Bradley University is ranked among the top 10 schools in terms of salary potential in an annual report. 

Crossing Borders Music Collective

This week, we're talking with John Jost, from the Bradley University Music Department. They're presenting the Crossing Borders Music Collective, with a program of Haitian music. John Jost talks about his own connection to Haiti, about some of the works on the program, and about the role classical music plays in Haiti. The concert is tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Dingeldine Music Center.

BU remains among top universities in the Midwest

Sep 9, 2014

Bradley University remains among the top universities in the Midwest according to U.S. News and Work Report. The publication Tuesday released its 2015 edition of America’s Best Colleges.

A Bradley University professor is involving his students in the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Dr. Steven Tippett is Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Science. He’s taking the plunge Wednesday at noon outside Olin Hall of Science.

Mobile cable-free charging the aim of BU students

Jun 19, 2014
Daniela Vidal / Peoria Public Radio

A group of Bradley students is working on a project that may allow cell phone users to cut the final cord.

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.

Peoria Police officers are getting some backup

Jan 22, 2014

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. 

BU students particpate in National Day of Service

Jan 20, 2014
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.

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.

BU and Startup Peoria to host Startup Weekend

Nov 4, 2013

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.

BU ranks 6th for producing Fulbright students

Oct 30, 2013

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.