Schedule of Events

Please note that time, location, audience and cost are listed under each event.


 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Project Springboard Candidate Selection Announcement
Noon | Announcement | Everyone
Find out which candidates are selected to advance in the Project Springboard Business Plan competition—check springboard.bradley.edu/contestants.html

Civil Engineering & Construction Alumni 50th Reunion
6 p.m.. | Par-A-Dice Hotel | CEC Classes of 1960-1962 | Purchase off menu
CEC alumni are invited to a 50th Reunion dinner and update from department chair Dr. Amir Al-Khafaji. Additional reunion events are being planned.

Lighting of the B Ceremony--MOVED TO MICHEL STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM
9 p.m. | Bradley Hall | Everyone | Free
Kick off the start of Homecoming Week with the Lighting of the "B" atop Bradley Hall. The first 500 students will receive free t-shirts!

 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Homecoming & Parents’ Weekend Registration & Packet Pick-up
3 - 6 p.m.. | Michel Student Center Atrium | Everyone

50 Plus Club Reception
4 - 6 p.m.. | Michel Student Center Ballroom | Class of 1961 | Free, Cash Bar
Graduates celebrating 50 years or more as a Bradley alumni gather to reminisce about their Bradley experience!

State of the Media Industry Panel 
7 - 8:30 p.m.. | Caterpillar Global Communications Center Horowitz Auditorium | Everyone | Free
The Department of Communications sponsors a panel discussion about the Media Industry featuring: Moderator Renee Charles, Director of Public Affairs and Media Relations of The Heartland Partnership and Panelists Ken Mauser, Publisher of Peoria Journal Star; Chet Tomczyk, President and CEO of WTVP-TV; Mike Wild, General Manager of JMP Media Group; and Jonathan Wright, Managing Editor of Central Illinois Business Publishers.  

 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Homecoming & Parents’ Weekend Registration & Packet Pick-up
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.. | Michel Student Center Atrium | Everyone

Founder’s Day Convocation
10 a.m. | Markin Center | Everyone | Free
Don’t miss this stirring event, which honors our founder and pays tribute to this year’s distinguished faculty and alumni.

BBQ on the Quad
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Olin Quad | Everyone | Lunch for purchase
Show your inner Brave and watch the painting of a Bradley mural at this campus cookout!

Theta Chi Golden Guard Luncheon
Noon | Lariat Steakhouse | Theta Chi’s 1961 & before | Lunch for purchase

Central Illinois Admission Visit Day
1 p.m. | Campus | Prospective students & their families
Please call the Admission Office for information 1-800-447-6460.

Class of 1961 Private Campus Tour
2 p.m. | Michel Student Center Atrium | Class of 1961 | Free
Alumni Relations welcomes the Class of 1961 back to the Bradley campus for a special tour of the newest facilities on campus.

Slane College of Communication and Fine Arts NEW Facilities Open House
2 -4 p.m. | Hartmann 213; Duryea Parking Deck; CGCC 205 & 213 | Everyone | Free 
Take a peek at the NEW Slane College facilities including: Department of Theatre Arts, Blythe O’Sullivan Studio Theatre (Hartmann Center 213); InterMedia Center and Department of Theatre Arts Costume Studio (Duryea Parking Deck); Department of Interactive Media, Interactive Labs (CGCC 205 & 213). 

Slane College of Communication and Fine Arts NEW Facilities Open House
2 -4 p.m. | Hartmann 213; Duryea Parking Deck; CGCC 205 & 213 | Everyone | Free 
Take a peek at the NEW Slane College facilities including: Department of Theatre Arts, Blythe O’Sullivan Studio Theatre (Hartmann Center 213); InterMedia Center and Department of Theatre Arts Costume Studio (Duryea Parking Deck); Department of Interactive Media, Interactive Labs (CGCC 205 & 213). 

Memorial Service & Chapter Eternal Ritual for General John Shalikashvili ’58 HON ’98
Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
3 p.m. | Marty Theater, Michel Student Center, lower level | Everyone
Hosted by Theta Chi Fraternity, Gamma Upsilon Chapter

Bradley Braves Cross Country - Bradley Classic
4 p.m. | Newman Golf Course | Everyone | Free

Midstate Magazine 20th Anniversary Alumni Reunion 
6 p.m. | Hench Production Arts Studio | Everyone | Free 
Join the Department of Communications & Midstate Magazine to celebrate Midstate Magazine’s 20th Anniversary. 

Shabbat Evening Dinner
6 p.m. | Hillel House | Free

Sigma Chi & Friends 50th Reunion & Sigma Phi’s 100th Anniversary Reception
6:30 p.m. | Michel Student Center Alumni Dining Room | Sigma Chi & Sigma Phi | Free, cash bar

ARH All Hall Festival 
6 p.m. | Meinen Field | Everyone | Free

Bonfire & Pep Rally
7 p.m. | Meinen Field | Everyone | Free
Celebrate Bradley Athletics with performances from the Pep Band, Cheerleaders, and Bravettes while enjoying the largest bonfire in Peoria!

Ministry of Experimental Theatre: What Doesn't Kill You
7 p.m. | 
O’Sullivan Studio, Hartmann Center 2nd Floor | Everyone | $3
This student production tells this story of a young woman attacked in an alleyway and the assistance she received from a young police officer.

Bradley Hockey vs. Robert Morris Chicago GAME 1
7 p.m. | Owens Center Ice Rink | Everyone | Adults $5, BU Students $3

Class of ‘61 TGIF Reception
8 p.m. | The Fieldhouse Bar & Grill | Class of ‘61 & Friends | Free, cash bar
The Class of 1961 says Thank Goodness It’s Friday (TGIF) with a reception that is sure to kick-start a few Bradley memories!

Parents & Alumni Dessert Reception
8 – 10 p.m. | Michel Student Center Ballroom | Everyone | Free
The Parents’ Board of Directors is pleased to welcome all parents and alumni to a dessert reception. Dr. Alan Galsky, vice president for student affairs, will offer a brief welcome.
 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Homecoming & Parents’ Weekend Registration & Packet Pick-up
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Michel Student Center Atrium | Everyone | Free

WCBU 89.9 Pledge Drive 
6 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Call 1-888-488-9228 | Everyone | All donations accepted
Show your support of WCBU 89.9 by calling in your pledge. For more information please visit www.wcbufm.org

Gary R. Tippett Memorial 5K Race
8 a.m. (registration 7 a.m.) | Markin Center | Everyone | Adults $20, BU Student/Youth (17 or under) $15
Join fellow alumni, parents, students, and friends in a fun run/walk around campus and the surrounding neighborhood!

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast
8 a.m. – Noon | Lydia’s Lounge | Everyone | $5 in advance, $6 at the door
Rise ’n shine with the Bradley Fellows and help them support Easter Seals of Peoria.

Cullom-Davis Library's Annual Book Sale
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Cullom-Davis Library, Wyckoff Room | Everyone | Free

Chi Omega Open House
9 – 10:30 a.m. | Chi Omega House - 801 Glenwood | Chi Omega Members | Free
Come join us as we welcome Sister Marilyn Hayden '61 to the house and applaud the generous gift that helped make the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center possible. You'll also get a campus chapter update from President Ashley Patel '13 and Alumni Ambassador Susan Bender '13.  

Pottery Club Sale
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Michel Student Center Atrium | Everyone | Items for Purchase
Take home a piece of beautiful artwork produced by student artists.

Department of Nursing Open House
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Markin Family Student Recreation Center Lower Level | Everyone | Free
Nursing alums & Friends of Nursing! Come tour the Department of Nursing classroom and skills laboratory facilities in the fantastic Markin Family Student Recreation Center. Take a moment to share your memories of skills lab as a student and your nursing experiences. 

President’s Welcome to Parents
10 a.m. | Michel Student Center Ballroom | Everyone | Free
President Glasser will extend her welcome to campus and provide an update about the activities of the University. Tricia Anklan ’12, Bradley’s student body president will present the Outstanding Parent Award.

Hayden-Clark Alumni Center Dedication and Open House
11 a.m. | Hayden-Clark Alumni Center | Everyone | Free

Bradley Baseball Alumni Game 
11 a.m. | O'Brien Field | Everyone | Free

Parents & Alumni Lunch
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Williams East & Geisert Hall | Everyone | $6

Bradley Fund Open House
Noon - 2:00 p.m. | Sisson Hall Room 219 | Everyone | Free
Please join us at the Bradley Fund Call Center and see where our Bradley Fund student callers make connections with Bradley Alumni, Parents and Friends.  We will have students give demos of our system and have some sweet treats to share from our “Candy land” theme.  Bradley Fund Student Caller alumni please stop by to see how the call center has changed!     

Bradley Hockey Alumni Game 
Noon | Owens Center Ice Rink | Everyone | Free 

Class of 1961 Golden Reunion Luncheon
Noon | Markin Center Performance Court | Class of 1961 | $30
Enjoy lunch in one of the newest spots on campus while you celebrate 50 years as a graduate of Bradley University. We’ve engaged Lee Wenger ’76, WCBU radio personality, as your emcee along with a special presentation from basketball great and his honor, Joe Billy McDade ’59 MA ’60.

Pictures with “Lydia”
Noon – 3 p.m. | Lydia’s statue in Founder’s Circle | Everyone | Donations Accepted
Compliments of H.E.A.T.  (Help, Empower, and Teach - student organization)
Lydia Bobbleheads will be available for purchase for $20 

Purse Sale
Noon – 4 p.m. | Michel Student Center Alumni Dining Room | Everyone
Dance Marathon hosts a faux designer purse sale benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Illinois. A variety of bags, purses, and jewelry will be for sale.

Sigma Chi & Sigma Phi Luncheon
Noon | Sigma Chi House | Sigma Chi & Sigma Phi Alumni | Free

Shabbat Lunch
12:30 p.m. | Hillel House | Free

30th Annual Multicultural Arts Festival
1 – 3 p.m. | Olin Quad | Garrett Cultural Center (rain site) | Everyone | Free
Preston Jackson & Friends, featuring Judy Paige, will be performing some cool jazz while you enjoy food samples from countries around the world.

Pi Beta Phi Groundbreaking Ceremony
1 p.m. | 621 N. Institute Place | Everyone | Free
Join Pi Beta Phi at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for its new chapter house at the corner of Fredonia and Institute!

Sigma Delta Tau Alumni & Parents Open House
1 – 3 p.m. | Sigma Delta Tau House | Sigma Delta Tau Alumni | Free

Family & Consumer Sciences Fashion Show
1:30 p.m. | Neumiller Hall | Everyone | $4 adults / $1 K-12
Tickets are limited for this popular annual event. Order early!

Bradley University Communications Alumni Network (BUCAN) Annual Business Meeting  
1:30 – 3 p.m. | CGCC 104 | Everyone | Free

Sigma Phi Delta Engineering Fraternity Reunion
1:30 – 4 p.m. | Gateway Building, Peoria Riverfront  | Sigma Phi Delta Alumni | Free
Sigma Phi Delta brothers, faculty members, social members and little sisters are invited.

Symphonic Band and Symphonic Winds
2 – 3 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center | Everyone | Free
The Symphonic Band and the Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Dr. David Vroman, will take the stage for a performance that will leave you whistling.

Bradley Hockey Alumni Party
2 - 5 p.m. | The Fieldhouse Bar & Grill | Everyone | Purchase off menu

Chat with President Glasser
2 p.m. | Hayden-Clark Alumni Center | Everyone | Free     
Meet with President Joanne Glasser in the BUAA Presidents’ Room for an insider’s view of what’s happening on campus. (live video feed available at www.bradley.edu)

Meet Coach Geno Ford
3 p.m. | Hayden-Clark Alumni Center | Everyone | Free  
Meet with our new men’s basketball coach in the BUAA Presidents’ Room and find out how he’s preparing for his first season on campus. (live video feed available at www.bradley.edu)

Bradley Braves Fan Fest & Tailgate
3 – 5 p.m. | Shea Stadium Parking Lot | Everyone | Items for Purchase
Bring the family for a fun event where fans can interact with Bradley student-athletes, play games and learn new skills. Reserved tailgate space is available. ($10 includes $3 general parking fee)

Bradley University Choirs
4:30 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center | Everyone | Free
The award-winning Bradley Chorale and the Bradley Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. John Jost present an eclectic selection of music.

Bradley Braves Soccer
5 p.m. | Shea Stadium | Everyone | $6 adults / $3 K-12 / BU Free w/ID
Cheer on your team as Bradley meets SIU-Edwardsville.

Bradley Hockey vs. Robert Morris Chicago GAME 2
6:30 p.m. | Owens Center Ice Rink | Everyone | Adults $5, BU Students $3

Sigma Delta Tau Parents Dinner
6:30 p.m. | TBD | Parents of Sigma Delta Tau | Purchase off menu

Soul Food Dinner
6:30 p.m. | Garrett Cultural Center | Everyone | Free
Join the members of NAACP for a traditional Soul Food Dinner featuring collard greens, fried chicken and other home-cooked food.

All-Greek Alumni Reunion & Exchange
6:30 p.m. | Hayden-Clark Alumni Center, Gary and Judy Peplow Pavilion & Terrace | All fraternity and sorority alumni (Panhellenic, IFC, NPHC) | $35
Reconnect with your brothers or sisters at this premier dinner event in the new Gary and Judy Peplow Pavilion & Terrace. Price includes All-Alumni Reception.

All-Alumni Reception
7:30 p.m. | Hayden-Clark Alumni Center, Hall of Pride | BU Alumni | $10
Reminisce and relive your Bradley college days with your friends while exploring the Hall of Pride and enjoying dessert in the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center.

Bradley Symphony Orchestra
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center | Everyone | Adults $5, Free to BU Students
Join the Bradley Symphony Orchestra for the first concert of the year! Students from the woodwind, brass, percussion and strings family will be showcasing their talents at this concert event!

Bradley Community Jam Session 
8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. | The Fieldhouse Bar & Grill | Everyone | Free 
I didn’t know my professor could sing! Members of the Bradley community; faculty, professional staff and hourly employees from a variety of University departments, will join the local band Sidetracked for a 'jam session'. Come check out our tunes!   

ACBU Concert: Taking Back Sunday
8:30 p.m. | Renaissance Coliseum | Everyone | $10 BU students / $20 BU Faculty & Staff / $30 Public
Special guests include The Maine and Bad Rabbits.  Concert tickets are NOT sold through the online Homecoming & Parents' Weekend registration system; concert tickets must be purchased separately. Ticket information is available here.

 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

WCBU 89.9 Pledge Drive 
6 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Call 1-888-488-9228 | Everyone | All donations accepted
Show your support of WCBU 89.9 by calling in your pledge. For more information please visit www.wcbufm.org

Parents & Alumni Brunch
10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Michel Student Center Ballroom | Everyone | $15 adult / $12 BU student and K-12
Enjoy a delicious and filling breakfast with your friends and family before saying farewell to the Hilltop.

Sigma Delta Tau Parents Brunch
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Sigma Delta Tau House | Sigma Delta Tau Parents | Free

Lox-and-Bagel Brunch & Open House
12 – 2 p.m. | Hillel House | Everyone | Free

Bradley Jazz Ensembles
3 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center | Everyone | Adults $5, Free to BU Students
Join the Bradley Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Dr. Todd Kelly, as they present an energetic and entertaining performance of big band Peplow.