Alumni News

Our alma mater came alive during Homecoming and Parents’ Weekend in October! More than 1,000 alumni, parents, students, and friends participated in the many activities on campus. Fond memories were recalled among old friends and classmates, and new memories were made as the Bradley community celebrated the opening of the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center. 

In October alone, we welcomed an additional thousand visitors to the Alumni Center, and the consensus is that it is spectacular! As an alum, you’ll be transported back to the Bradley you remember — the dorm rooms, faculty, classmates, and campus events that made up your Bradley experience. Step into Mrs. Bradley’s “living room” to learn more about our strong and amazingly resourceful founder. Listen to DAVE SNELL ’76, the voice of the Bradley Braves, recount some of the most defining moments in Braves history. 

You’re invited to visit us anytime, of course — the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center is open seven days a week — but I hope you’ll consider joining us for Alumni Weekend on January 20–21, 2012! The Bradley Braves take on Missouri State that Saturday evening — tickets are half-price for alumni when purchased through We’ll once again host our annual pre-game gathering at the Peoria Civic Center. It’s free with complimentary snacks and soft drinks, and sandwiches for purchase. 

Additional plans are in the making for Alumni Weekend 2012, including the Bradley Scout alumni reunion and opportunities to gather together with classmates. Make plans now to join us in January! 

Executive Director, Alumni Relations

Alumni Events

January 10

Des Moines Bradley vs. Drake pre-game party

January 20–21

Peoria  Alumni Weekend

Peoria Scout staff reunion

February 11 

Chicago  Alumni Day at Golf Nation, 399 N. Quentin Rd., Palatine

March 1–4

St. Louis MVC Men’s Basketball Tournament, Scottrade Center

March 8–11

St. Charles MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament

March 16–18

Las Vegas Tau Epsilon Phi Reunion — Classes 1965–80, Bally’s. For information contact Bob Berger ’73 at

April 20–22

Peoria Black Alumni Alliance (BUBAA) Reunion

June 21–23

Las Vegas Bradley Veterans Club Reunion,
Golden Nugget

June 25

Chicago Chicago Area Golf Outing, Royal Fox Country Club, St. Charles


Alumni Weekend

January 20

Alumni Night Out, 8 p.m.–?

  • Jimmy’s Bar, JIM SPEARS ’77, owner
  • Sky Harbor Steakhouse, DARYL KLUSENDORF ’78, owner

January 21

Pre-game party, Civic Center, 5 p.m.

Bradley vs. Missouri State, 7 p.m.

Scout staff reunion

Visit for details.

For more information, visit or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 309-677-2240 or 800-952-8258.

TV viewing parties

December 22, tipoff at 5:30 p.m. CST
Bradley vs. Michigan

Ann Arbor pre-game party, Zingerman’s, 415 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, 4:30–6:30 p.m. EST pre-game party, 6:30 p.m. tipoff; $30 pre-game and game ticket; $20 pre-game party only

Atlanta Twisted Taco, 4629 Wieuca Rd., Atlanta, 6 p.m. EST

Atlanta (North) Bobby G’s Chicago Style Restaurant, 12990 Highway 9, Milton, 6 p.m. EST

Chicago Four Farthings, 2060 N. Cleveland Ave., Chicago, 5 p.m. CST

Chicago Golf Nation, 399 N. Quentin Rd., Palatine, 5 p.m. CST

Denver Katie Mullens, 1550 Court Pl., Denver,
4:30 p.m. MST

Houston Sherlock’s Baker Street Pub & Grill,
1952 W. Gray St., Houston, 5 p.m. CST

Kansas City Next Door Pizza, 3385 SW Fascination Dr., Lee’s Summit, 5 p.m. CST; (Owners PATRICK CUEZZE ’96 and JOY STEINKAMP CUEZZE ’97

Milwaukee Miller Time Pub, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, 5:30 p.m. CST

Peoria The Fieldhouse Bar & Grill, Campustown, 5:30 p.m. CST

St. Louis Indigo Joe’s Sports Pub & Restaurant, 16721 Main St., Wildwood, Mo., 5:30 p.m. CST; (Owners Brett Beiter ’93 and Jeff Wiess ’92)

St. Paul Burger Moe’s, 242 West 7th St.,
St. Paul, 5:30 p.m. CST