Best of campus: 2018

Many great things happened this year at Bradley University. Here’s a look back at 2018.

Business and engineering complex construction
Snow didn’t stop construction on our new business and engineering complex back in January.

February Job Fair
Students got a start on their future careers at the February Job Fair.

Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi and Darrin LaHood
In March, Illinois Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-8th district) and Darrin LaHood (R-18th district) discussed the importance of bipartisanship and current issues facing Congress.

BUBAA picnic
Members of BUBAA had fun at their picnic in April at Laura Bradley Park.

May commencement
May Commencement always brings lots of smiles!

Mrs. Bradley statue
Mrs. Bradley was knocked down in June, but she made a speedy recovery and was back on campus in time for the students' return in August.

Kathryn Beard conducts research
July brought Bradley senior and pre-med chemistry major Kathryn Beard to the department’s summer research program, which also includes local high school students.

2018 class photo
Bradley’s newest class of first-year students lined up on Alumni Quad in August.

Naturalization ceremony in Renaissance Coliseum
More than 650 immigrants became U.S. citizens in September at the Renaissance Coliseum, one of the largest naturalization ceremonies in central Illinois history.

Lighting of the B
September also saw the lighting of the B, always a big hit at Homecoming.

B counted campaign wall
A big thank you to all our alumni who contributed to our B Counted campaign! Here’s what our wall of class years looked like in October.

Attendees of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Convergence Conference
Attendees at November’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Convergence Conference focused on the entrepreneurial landscape and economic development of our region.

Eric Petersen performs
Eric Petersen ’03 wowed the crowd in December performing with Bradley’s own Jazz Ensemble.

Photos by Duane Zehr

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