Bradley Bits

Inaugural occasion

After spending 10 days “Inside Washington” with The Washington Center’s educational seminar, VICKIE BERKOW ’14 enjoyed the presidential inauguration. The tickets, from the office of U.S. Rep. AARON SCHOCK ’02, guaranteed the history major a seat in front of the U.S. Capitol. 

Fortune-ate experience

Nine Bradley students explored Hollywood with Dr. Ron Koperski, associate professor of public relations, as part of his Communication Expedition course during J-term. One stop on their two-week adventure was Sony Studios, home to Wheel of Fortune. They watched a taping of the show, saw Vanna White and Pat Sajak, and even spun the famous wheel. 



Striking a pose

SHAUN SPERLING ’02 shared the importance of knowing and being your true self at the first YOUniversity™ presentation of 2013. A Chicago attorney and public speaker, Sperling became an Internet sensation after posting a YouTube video of himself dancing to Madonna’s Vogue at his 1992 bar mitzvah. With more than 1.1 millions views, it was ranked #58 on Rude Tube’s Top 100 viral videos of 2012. View it at




Zipping around town

Bradley launched a new car-sharing program for students, faculty, and staff in January. Through a partnership with Zipcar Inc., a Honda Civic or a Ford Focus may be rented for as little as one hour.



Placement rate: 2011–12

Bradley reported its highest undergraduate placement rate in five years. The rate included new grads who are employed, continuing their education, or engaged in other activities. Record turnouts at 2012 job fairs led to jobs with 489 employers in 32 states and 5 countries.