Bradley Bits

Hope [it] floats

Phew! The seaworthiness of their concrete canoe meant Bradley students didn’t land in chilly Lake Eureka when they hosted 17 other universities for the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Great Lakes Conference in April. Six other events included surveying and  “steel bridge.” 

Campus buzz

Coaches and faculty, including assistant English prof Danielle Glassmeyer, joined about 100 students in having their heads shaved for charity in April. The 5th annual Pi Kappa Alpha event raised more than $20,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in support of children’s cancer research.

“Goldin” anniversary

Celebrating 50 years of service to his alma mater, Bradley business manager Ken Goldin ’64 MA ’72 bid farewell to 850 friends at a dinner at the Renaissance Coliseum on May 25. The gala raised $60,000 for the Ken and Pat Goldin endowed scholarship fund.

Hats off to this tech-savvy grad for his creative placement of a QR code. What do you suppose he’s trying to tell the May commencement crowd?

Surfing campus

Dozens of longboards — the larger, said-to-be more stable cousin of skateboards — emerged on campus in 2011–12. Longboards are less about tricks and more about distance and speed, but they give Bradley’s landlocked riders the feel of being on a surfboard. 


“In studying the use of Lincoln’s image, we learn something about ourselves as a nation.”

— Sociology prof Jackie Hogan,
author of Lincoln, Inc.: Selling the Sixteenth President in Contemporary America

Olympian tasks

Bradley students will go for the gold at the 2012 London Olympics. Ten communication students are interning for NBC in New York and London to help with coverage of the Games.