A Jump in the Economy May 8, 2014 The Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center boosted the Peoria area through job creation, tax revenue and innovative education in its first year.
Bradley's AMA and PRSSA Present Communication in Times of Crisis May 6, 2014 Last month, Bradley’s chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapters hosted guest speaker Brian Williamsen ‘98, Illinois Department of Transportation community relations manager and president of the BU-CAN alumni group.
Social Entrepreneurship Students Take On Peoria’s Food Desert May 6, 2014 Last week, students in Dr. Eden Blair’s social entrepreneurship class discussed financially sustainable projects to address South Peoria’s food desert with District 1 Councilwoman Denise Moore and the city’s alternative food strategies committee. Students prepared posters with possible solutions to the concern.
Packing Power April 30, 2014 Project Springboard won by innovative backpack
Overcoming Obstacles April 16, 2014 Dr. Jennifer Robin, assistant professor of business, explored ways to improve workplaces despite challenges faced by employers.
Internship Opportunity for Accounting Student April 15, 2014 Sophomore accounting major Brian Denton recently received an internship offer from Deloitte after participating in the three-day Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program. The training is an expenses-paid experience for 25 minority students.
Building A Career April 2, 2014 Looking back on nearly four decades in the business world, Bradley alum Howard Lance ’77 noted the importance of mentors, versatility and an open-minded approach to opportunities.
Marketing the Olympics March 27, 2014 Marketing major Laura O’Radnik ’14 and social media marketing minor Christopher Morgan ’14 interned at NBC Sports Group’s Stamford, Ct., headquarters during the Sochi Olympics. They were part of the 18 Bradley students selected to intern for NBC.
EMBA students visiting China, Vietnam March 17, 2014 A team of Bradley students is traveling to China and Vietnam to study the nations’ business structure, history and culture. This is the University’s first study abroad excursion to Vietnam.
Poster Session Soars to New Heights at Winter Marketing Educators Conference March 14, 2014 Dr. Jennifer Burton and Bradley graduate Kristen Jensen coauthored and then presented a poster session on their research paper, “The Benefits and Drivers of Watching, Liking and Sharing Advertisements on Social Media,” at the 2014 Winter Marketing Educators Conference in Orlando, FL last month.
EP!C Growth March 12, 2014 Passion for service changes senior’s college experience, career plans
Two Seniors Headed to NCSC March 5, 2014 Two senior marketing majors, Tori Haan and Tanner Peterson, are heading to The National Collegiate Sales Competition. This role-play competition, March 28-31 at Kennesaw State University in Ga., focuses on students’ sales skills. Students from all over the country are chosen to represent their universities at this event.
A Win-Win Opportunity March 3, 2014 During the fall semester, Bradley University students from Foster College of Business and Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology teamed up with Caterpillar young professionals and Six Sigma Black Belts to compete in the second annual Caterpillar Case Competition.
Global Supply Chain Concentration Off to a Fast Start February 25, 2014 Jacob Dust, Timothy Osborn and Joshua Wallrich will be the first graduates of the marketing major’s newest concentration, global supply chain management. The concentration, in its first year, focuses on supply chain efficiency.
Rewarding Research February 13, 2014 Dan Gullifor, a business management and administration graduate student, recently received The Best Graduate Paper Award after submitting his research paper on “The Inner Ring” in the workplace to The North American Management Society.
Gainlight Insight February 7, 2014 Gainlight Studios, Inc. is a branding company located within the Peoria community which was founded by two Bradley alumni, Derek Oddo and Matthew Lakics. Both Oddo and Lakics were marketing majors within The Foster College of Business.
Let the Games Begin January 31, 2014 A worldwide phenomenon called Startup Weekend reached the Peoria area for the first time in November of 2013.
Bradley, Caterpillar partner for Six Sigma course January 15, 2014 Five Bradley students mingled with Caterpillar employees and community members during a week of Lean Six Sigma training. The experience was the first training offered through a partnership between Caterpillar and the Foster College of Business.
Finance Student Takes Flight December 19, 2013 Max Bromley, a finance major, was the first student to experience an internship with The Foster College of Business Global Scholars program in Sydney, Australia.
To Fail is to Learn, Weinzimmer Book Receives National Recognition December 9, 2013 Dr. Larry Weinzimmer tackles the taboo subject of failure in his book “The Wisdom of Failure,” which won a 2013 Axiom Business Book Award for leadership. The awards are divided into 21 categories and are dedicated to identifying the best business books in North America.
The Future of Disaster Relief December 2, 2013 In the wake of the November 17 tornado, a group of graduate business administration students went to Washington to help those who were affected by the disaster.
Foster College of Business Helping Tornado Victims November 25, 2013 The tornado that devastated Washington and its surrounding areas affected many Bradley University students, alumni, faculty and staff members. The Foster College of Business reached out to help its own affected community.
6 Students for 6 Sigma November 25, 2013 A new course is coming to the Foster College of Business this January Interim. Ross Fink and Aaron Buchko recognized a class about 6 Sigma would be useful to students who would learn it later in their professional careers.
Jim Foley Receives International Recognition September 16, 2013 Jim Foley, Director of Operations at the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship at Bradley University, will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Trade Training Organizations (IATTO) this month in Greece.
New office comes to Bradley’s Turner Center December 17, 2012 The Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center will assist new and established businesses market themselves to government agencies or large business.
Book about failure becomes a best seller December 5, 2012 ‘The Wisdom of Failure’ by Dr. Larry Weinzimmer, Caterpillar Inc. Professor of Strategic Management, extols the benefits of learning from bad decisions.
Interning Abroad December 4, 2012 Bradley students can gain global work experience with summer internships in Hong Kong or Australia.
Business plan competition underway February 6, 2012 The sixth annual Project Springboard Business Plan Competition is in full swing. Twenty teams submitted an executive summary for the first round of judging, and 14 teams successfully moved to round two.
Planting E-seeds September 20, 2011 “Entrepreneurship” magazine ranks Bradley program among nation’s top 20.
FCBA student to hold book signing Sept. 17 September 14, 2011 Jesse Reynolds just released his first book, “The Truth behind a Lie: The Road to Commitment,” a self-help guide that focuses readers on the significance of family and soul.
Funkhouser promotes Bradley connections with holiday party January 21, 2011 One faculty member in the Foster College of Business Administration takes the concept of "Bradley Family" a step further during the holiday season. Just like family, he welcomes students to his home each year for a festive, home-cooked meal.
Holiday giving from MBA Association December 15, 2010 Imagine the face of a little boy on Christmas morning as he opens up a big present. He glows with excitement and anticipation, recklessly tears the colorful paper, and gasps upon seeing the top item on his wish list.
CBER rates local economy October 27, 2010 How is the local economy really doing? Many people might say times are bad, but to truly find out the state of things, you need numbers.
Multinational firm keeps Bradley talent stateside October 13, 2010 In this economy, getting a job is tough. In the U.S., it's even tougher if you aren't an American citizen. For Martina Stavikova, a Bradley alumna from the Czech Republic, this challenge was a reality.
Short receives Wall Street Journal Award October 13, 2010 Resident Advisor. Peer Career Advisor. President of the Society of Human Resources Management. President of the Association of Residence Halls (ARH).
Make it Mexico, or India, for spring break 2011 October 13, 2010 You are 30,000 feet in the air. Endless seas of fluffy white clouds collide and swirl beneath you. Rivers below look like rippling ribbons laced across the lands. What are you doing?