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Bradley University’s Athletic Director will spend another five years with the institution. Chris Reynolds is also getting a new title. 

Our guests this week are George Stelluto, conductor of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra; and Gary Roberts, President of Bradley University. The Peoria Symphony begins it's 120th season this weekend. They talk about the shared history of the orchestra and the university (which celebrates it's own 120th anniversary this year). The concert recognizes other notable anniversaries, of Johannes Brahms and Leonard Bernstein.

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.

Annual Founder's Day Ceremony Centers On Public Service

Sep 16, 2016
Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Legacy and diversity were the major themes heralded during the Founder’s Day Ceremony at Bradley University Fri.

The annual event celebrates the revolutionary contributions of the school’s founder and namesake, Lydia Moss Bradley, in the year of her 200th birthday.

This year's commemoration was Gary Roberts’ first time as university president. He told the crowd seated at the Dingledine Music Center auditorium that Bradley’s best days are still ahead. Roberts cited higher enrollment and increased diversity in this year’s freshman class.

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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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The Alumni Center on the campus of Bradley University was standing room only last night. That was the community turnout welcoming the university’s 11th president, Gary Roberts, who is also a 1970 Bradley graduate.

Roberts says he looks forward to working with the local community and calls it essential.

“Bradley and the Peoria and central Illinois communities are integrally linked and we are dependent on one and other," Roberts said. "When one succeeds, the other benefits, and if one has a failure, the other suffers.”  

Bradley University Announces 11th President

Oct 16, 2015
Alex Rusciano / Peoria Public Radio

Bradley University announced an alumnus and sports law expert as its 11th president. Gary Roberts outlined some broad goals for the school, and says he’s looking for input.