Bradley

Education
4:23 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Bradley ranks high in new Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is again recognizing Bradley University as one of the best in the nation. The ranking comes in the 2015 edition of “The Best 379 Colleges” guide. That makes Bradley again considered in the top 15 percent of all four-year colleges. Bradley’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program is also ranked among the top 25 nationwide. The school is also considered in the top ranks for academic quality and value.

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Education
5:40 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Bradley University grad programs double in global interest

Bradley University's graduate school programs  are seeing a surge of interest from international students. Nearly 800 students applied to graduate programs starting this fall. That's double the applications from a year ago. Doctor Jeff Bakken is dean of Bradley's Graduate School. He says the university stepped-up social media outreach for international students to attract them to the area:

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Education
5:35 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Bradley University plans $7 million in cuts

Bradley University is looking to make $7 million in cuts this summer to hit a balanced budget next academic year. Bradley President Joanne Glasser says this fall’s freshman class is projected at 970 students. That’s 110 fewer students compared to last year’s freshman class, although the numbers could change before school starts in the fall. 

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Education
4:52 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Bradley students’ Rules of War campaign in national competition

Bradley University students are getting recognition for a campaign that highlights global human conflict.  The students partnered with the Central Illinois Red Cross as part of the International Humanitarian Law campaign. The campaign had students from across the country create projects to showcase how people are treated during times of conflict.  Bradley University’s campaign created simulations about child soldiers and being judged by a war tribunal to highlight the effects of conflict.  The campaign will compete nationally at the National IHL Youth leadership Summit next month.

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Government
7:01 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

EU diplomats talk free trade at Bradley University

Bradley University hosted a panel with foreign diplomats to talk about negotiations for the latest possible free trade agreement.  The U.S. and European Union are in talks over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Angela Weck directs the Peoria Area World Affairs Council that hosted the event.  She says an eventual agreement will impact Central Illinois:

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Education
6:13 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Bradley University’s animation program gets high ranks

Bradley University is ranked as the 18th best animation school in the Midwest. This year's Animation School Rankings also list Bradley as the 83rd best animation school in the country.  

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Community
5:09 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Civil Rights leader urges courage at Bradley University event

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.  He urged the hundreds in attendance to have courage in standing up against injustice.  But Lewis also praised Central Illinois for a strong history of leadership:

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Sports
4:31 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Bradley University to unveil new mascot Saturday

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  ‘Braves’ nickname for sporting events:

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Education
3:45 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Bradley students heading to Russia for Olympic Games

Eighteen Bradley University students are interning for NBC during the Winter Olympics in Russia next month.  Twelve students are working stateside, and six are heading overseas for the winter games.  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:

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Education
1:13 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Bradley University selects gargoyle as mascot

Bradley University also has a new mascot.  The university has selected the gargoyle to represent its athletic teams.  Bradley officials say the move follows a two-year process of focus groups on the issue.  

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