Bradley Bits

Caravan Bradley style

Students attending Late Night BU in October were surprised to discover two camels inside the Markin Center. Free camel rides were one of the many activities featured at the Arabian Nights-themed party, which also included henna tattooing, palm reading, and belly dancing.

Frightfully fun

Area children enjoyed pre-Halloween festivities at the first “Fright and Fun on Fredonia” party hosted by Bradley’s fraternities, sororities, and several other student organizations. The celebration included face painting, pumpkin decorating, mummy wrapping, a costume contest, and safety tips for parents. 

Cowboying (and girling) up

More than 400 Bradley fans donned their favorite Western wear for this year’s “Bids for the Braves” auction. As the largest single fundraiser for Bradley Athletics, the 10th annual event — highlighted by a spirited bidding war for a 6 x 7-foot piece of the Field House basketball floor — raised more than $115,000, a record-breaking amount.

Lydia on display

When the new Peoria Riverfront Museum opened on October 20, 2012, Lydia Moss Bradley was there. Her image is emblazoned on a banner within an exhibit titled “The Street,” which depicts Peoria’s history through artifacts and interactive stations. Many Bradley alumni work at the new museum, including tour guide DREW BERGSTROM ’08 (shown).

Tasty treat

Available all over campus throughout Homecoming week, these beautifully decorated “B” cookies were baked exclusively for Bradley. Due to their popularity, Dining Services hopes to offer them for Homecoming again next year and also at special residence hall events.