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Hiking Your Way Toward Meaningful Social Impact

The winning entry at this year's Social Impact Challenge will help make being in the Great Outdoors more enjoyable.


2020 Grad Helps Get the Vaccine Out

Working for her hometown health department puts Ashley Slack on the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight.


Hip to the Task: Wrestling Announcer Wants to Grab Your Ear

Christian Hip-Hop artist Josiah Williams is all about the wrestle and flow.


How Do You Build Community Connections?

Growing up as part of an immigrant community gives Alejandro Perez insights into larger issues and ideas for change.


Jeff Ledford Gets Up to Speed With His Plans

New grad driven to win in tight-knit world of dirt-track stock car racing.


Josh Otusanya Might Be the Funniest Person to Teach You About Life

An accounting major strikes comedy gold giving life advice on TikTok.


AsiaKai Dang Combines Her Education and Identity to Combat Hate

Drive and persistence led the digital activist to her dream job, helping uplift minority communities.


How to Enjoy Greek Life in the Age of Coronavirus

Sororities and fraternities adjust to a range of pandemic-related restrictions and limits.


How To Be The Change You Seek

Through both professional and personal pursuits, Taiwo Ninalowo powers human lives.


Calling All Actors: Joe Fulton Could Become Your New Best Friend

Emmy-nominated TV editor develops the final look for an episode.


A Successful Music Career May Mean Having Another Option

You may love to perform, but learning the business side of the entertainment industry could be the key to career success.


Unlocking New Ways to Prevent and Treat Illness

From medical research to training others, Feras Altwal M.S. ’14 hopes to find answers and help healing.


Women’s Basketball Makes First-Ever NCAA Tournament Appearance

The Braves beat Drake 78-70 in the Missouri Valley Conference championship to earn an automatic invitation to the Big Dance.


Unique Duo Holds Down the Anchor Desk

Student broadcasters further their dreams and tell creative stories on Bradley newscast.


When Animating Disney Movies Isn’t Your Only Fairytale Ending

Jack-of-all-trades animation major finds new ways to bring art to Peoria through digital magazine.


Pandemic or No, the Smith Career Center is Looking Out for Your Future

SCC staff can help you start preparing for life after Bradley as early as freshman year.


Starting a Six-Figure Business While in College

Natalie Konopka ’20 took advantage of all Bradley has to offer and used it to leverage a successful online clothing boutique.


Blending Academic Backgrounds Bolsters Research

TMJ project opens doors to physical therapy careers for students with engineering and sociology backgrounds.


Allison Walsh Believes in the Power of Storytelling

Filmmaker aims to document the often-untold everyday stories that are all around us.


French Fluency at Your Fingertips

Bradley students are furthering their language skills by texting directly with native French speakers.


Bradley senior develops program to aid in low-income secondary students

SpeechFluent helps Black and Latinx high school freshmen and sophomores improve their educational experience.


Social Work Students Take Center Stage in Battle Against COVID-19

While many classes shifted online, these essential workers spent 420 hours in the community helping others.


Want to Build Better Communication Skills? This Alum Has Some Helpful Tips

Speech team alum helps STEM professionals tap into their public speaking abilities.


Mechanical engineering major balances STEM with the creative arts

Graduating senior Nickolas Payne finishes his degree while pursuing creative writing and a love of studio art.


Zac Copper Washes Windows, Fixes Fire Damage and Kills Coronavirus

A fluke government contract turned the entrepreneurship major's hobby into a thriving cleaning and restoration business.


New Grad Elects to Make Voting Easier

App aims to drive turnout by putting key information in the palm of your hand


Artist Uses His Work to Create Unity

Using historic printing technology, an artist brings people together for a more egalitarian community.


Kimani Hewitt Shows Up and Knows His Worth

A remote summer internship created an enhanced learning experience for this human resource management major.


Celebrating the Day of the Dead

Bradley’s Latinx organizations plan a number of events surrounding the annual fall festival.


Colin Corbett Steps Up for COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

The assistant professor of economics joins other Peorians seeking to help end the coronavirus pandemic.


Andy Masur Calls for the Big Leagues

Grad steps into big-league role as regular radio announcer for his hometown team.


Capturing the Moment

Artist Michael Adams '02 channels his thoughts onto canvas over time and layers.


Girls Lighting the Way

EMBA graduate’s nonprofit aims to steer girls on a path toward successful careers and lives.


Moving Into a New Semester

Even with changes for COVID-19, the excitement of arriving and settling on campus remains.


An Oasis in the Desert

Alum steps up to find and deliver supplies to the far-flung Navajo Nation.


Moving forward

State transportation chief driven to make systems responsive to emerging needs and changing times.


Germ fighter

Chemistry grad in the front lines of the fight against communicable diseases, including COVID-19.


Stepping Up to Serve

Owen Mallery ’21 feels driven to give back to his small hometown.


Caught up in the game

Game designer provides an opportunity to live and work in other times and places.


Rapid Response Test

Brian Krueger ’05 heads a team that developed one of the first approved tests to detect the virus that causes COVID-19.


COVID-19 Cuts Opportunity Short

Teacher’s long-awaited Fulbright experience in Malaysia cut short by global COVID-19 pandemic.


Preparing for STEM Success

Students find support and community in Bradley's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers.


Digging Disc Golf

Junior Jeremy Rapp aims to get others into the groove of disc golf.


Balancing Act

Carson Allen '23 combined remote study with helping his family restaurant feed the community.


Combat Colors

A new video game by two Bradley interactive media professors pits two players against each other, each wearing tinted goggles.


Keep Your Distance

You can help flatten the curve on the global pandemic. This chemistry experiment illustrates how.


Scientific Laws

STEM grad makes a choice and sails through a long career as a law professor.


Communication software bridges gap for ASL users

Working with team members from diverse disciplines, Pierre Paul ’19 made his translation project a reality.


Want to Discover the Next Shigeru Miyamoto?

See how Bradley students are helping high schoolers develop their game design talents.


Archivist in Training

Rich opportunities for undergraduate research helped Samantha Lechowicz ’20 find her calling.


Bradley Prepares for Dual Presidency

President Roberts and Incoming President Standifird lay out the first steps of their dual presidency


‘If we’re patient with each other, it’ll be OK’

Associate Professor of Organizational Communications Elena Gabor’s first impressions of the new normal.


Coronavirus’ impact on future medical personnel

With coursework online and research interrupted, students hoping to become health professionals are concerned.


A Silver Tongue

Na’Allah uses speech skills to buoy team and promote religious understanding


Best of Campus: March

Enjoy this month’s round up of campus happenings in pictures.


Hunkering Down in Peru

Trio finds spring trip extended due to the global COVID-19 pandemic causing the country’s shutdown.


So, You Want To Be In Pictures?

Group gives students a chance to develop cinematic visions.


Braves Win Back-To-Back MVC Championships

The Braves beat Valpo 80-66 for their second consecutive conference win.


Better Than Air Guitar

Want to make music but can’t play? This student invention will do it for you.


Best of Campus: February

Enjoy this month’s round up of campus happenings in pictures.


Getting an International Head Start

Prestigious conference gives Hunter Driggers ’19 new insights.


Grassroots Leaders

Engaged students breathe new life into campus NAACP chapter.


Lander Braggs found his dream at Bradley

Mechanical engineering brought him to Bradley, but his love for music kept him here.


Linking up with supply chains

Parental advice pays dividends as industrial engineering studies lead to job.


Bringing Books to Life

How sophomore Keelan Rodgers became an illustrator for two published works.


Best of Campus: January

Enjoy this month’s round up of campus happenings in pictures.


Solving Mysteries in the Mountains

Alumna treats rare conditions as a traveling physical therapist in the western U.S.


Kicking It

Club soccer offers opportunities on and off the field


A Hitchhikers’ Guide to Europe

Roadtrips and cross-cultural education spark Meyers’ interest in international business.


Healing Aches, Pains and Strains

Former athlete discovers physical therapy passion by helping friends recover from basketball and soccer injuries.


Exploring Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet

Biochemistry research finding organic solutions to superbugs


Best of Campus: December

Enjoy this month’s round up of campus happenings in pictures.


Top Stories from 2019

Relive the year’s best news in our top 10 most-viewed stories on the university website.


Dancing the Night Away

Swing dance tales from a spooky cabin and other hoppin’ spots


Best of Campus: November

Enjoy this month’s round up of campus happenings in pictures.


Diamonds are Maria Schroeder’s best friends

A softball standout is still on the field but trades her spikes for social media tools.


One Giant Leap for Engineering

Bradley student designs, builds replica hatch from Apollo 11 mission.


Practicing the Art of Science

With pencil and scalpel in hand, Johnson takes an artistic path to medical school.


Data Driven

How do students learn about Big Data? By studying in Bradley’s new business analytics curriculum.


Quartet Members Hit the Right Notes

After starting in Bradley Chorale, two grads still in rhythm together.


Best of Campus: October

Enjoy this month’s round up of campus happenings in pictures.


Campus Celebrates Convergence Center Dedication

Ceremony highlights educational opportunities in new $100 million building.


No Dropping Out

Bradley family helps student through medical nightmare


Research Rundown

Tips for improving productivity and employee morale.


A Fighting Chance

Char Figueroa '16 was a first-gen student. Now she helps others succeed.


Flight of a Lifetime

Rogers captures memories for Greater Peoria Honor Flight.


Professor to serve on County Board

Joining the Peoria County Board isn’t a trivial pursuit for one professor.


Sit in on: Aging – A Life Experience

How do we communicate and help our aging population? This class can show you how.


Best of Campus: September

Enjoy this month’s round up of campus happenings in pictures.


Working together for progress

Karen Farris-Cotton ’96 puts her communication background to work partnering for change.


Peoria roots, far-reaching talent

Music has been the ticket for Roger Roszell ’57 MBA ’59.


Turning Pro: Bradley Experience Makes Sports Dream Come True

Robert Hack ’15 used his experience behind the scenes at Bradley games to tackle a career in pro sports.


US News & World Report Names Bradley Best in Illinois

U.S. News and World Report has released its Best Colleges 2020 rankings and Bradley is named best in the state in numerous categories.


On the Move with Adam Byerly '11 MS '15 [VIDEO]

We caught up with Adam Byerly '11 M.S. '15, who teaches computer science, researches AI, plays guitar and is a Rubik's Cube addict.


Best of Campus: August

Enjoy this month’s round up of campus happenings in pictures.


Mobile Style

Brick and mortar stores aren't the only way to pursue a career in retail ownership.


Guitar hero by night, course builder by day

Bradley’s instructional designer thrives on constant creativity


Coming This Fall

Bradley's new Business and Engineering Convergence Center to open in October.


Roberts to Retire

University’s 11th president will step down May 2020.


Best of Campus: July

Enjoy this month’s round up of campus happenings in pictures.


Cure Potential

Senior Jennie Houser has researched possible cures for serious diseases and ways to combat drug resistance.


One Giant Leap for Engineering

Bradley University mechanical engineering major Andrew Barth ’20 brought a piece of space history to life for the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing.


Birthing a Business

Accounting grad creates subscription service


Pressing ahead with her art

Working with an historic method of printing lets an artist make a modern impression.


Taking His Shot

Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye reflects on his Bradley Experience.


Going places: New psychology award makes study abroad possible

Jasmine Oriekaose first to win travel award


Best of Campus: June

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Trying the director’s chair

Baty guides Bradley’s spring theatre show


A Man and His Machines

A lifelong innovator, Steve Pierz MBA ’94 brings his engineering and business savvy to build a bricklaying robot Down Under.


Sit in on: Human Behavior in the Social Environment

How does our lifetime of experiences, starting at birth, influence our behavior?


Adversity leads to career decision

A serious childhood illness paved the way for one student’s career choice.


Convergence in the Community

Convergence projects like the Bradley Fellows Program teach leadership skills and civic responsibility.


Best of campus: May

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Dahia Jackson creates a guy

Animation major’s quirky video short is a contest winner


Exploring Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet

Biochemistry research finding organic solutions to superbugs


The 54-year plan: Septuagenarian gets his degree

After successful career, psychology grad finishes what he started


On the Move with: Jon Neidy [VIDEO]

A walk-and-talk with Jon Neidy, executive director of the Smith Career Center and assistant vice president for student affairs, as he prepared for the Spring Job and Internship Fair.


Onward, Ever Onward

The Bradley family cheered nearly 1,000 graduates at the university’s annual spring commencement ceremony the Peoria Civic Center.


Sit in on: Consumer Behavior

How does where you live, where you grew up and everyday interactions influence what you buy — even down to your preferred brand of cereal?


Best of campus: April

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First Jobs Don’t Last Forever

A former champion on Bradley’s speech team is on her fourth career choice with no signs of slowing down.


Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Sports communication major Nathan Nunez ’19 walked into his office for the first time and stared out the window in awe of his good fortune.


Bradley victorious nationally – again and again

Bradley’s speech team continues its tradition of excellence with two more national titles.


Cleaning up on the court, the classroom and around campus

Senior nets a wide range of accomplishments in four years on campus.


Setting a hall of fame example

Bradley Hall of Fame runner inspires on the track, on the water and in life.


Dentistry: the least-bloody medical career

Ben Herring ’22 finds career interest through job shadowing experience.


From the ashes: MFA grad creates a haven in West Africa

Renaissance woman Angela Franklin-Faye MFA ’85 is an artist, educator and advocate for international education.


Best of campus: March

Enjoy this month’s round up of campus happenings in pictures.


Braves’ valiant NCAA effort not quite enough

In what was a heartbreaking loss for the Braves and their fans, Bradley men’s basketball nearly clinched the first game of the NCAA’s March Madness against no. 2 seed Michigan State.


First cousins bonded by kidney transplant

Resilient education grad encourages organ donation: “You could save a life”.


Sit in on: Music In Media

Students learn the importance of music choices in media in our latest story on Bradley cool courses.


Athletics on Upward Trajectory

Athletics, particularly on the national stage, has always been a point of pride for Bradley University.


Tales of a young actor

Modeling and acting not only helped create a college fund, they also enhanced O’Donnell’s Bradley experience.


Leap of faith

Taking a big step into the unknown pays off for Bradley runner Niamh Markham.


Best of campus: February

It’s been a busy month on campus with basketball wins, engaging speakers and a job fair. Take a look:


Epilepsy: More prevalent than people realize

Bryan Anderson ’94 and his team at the Chicagoland affiliate of the Epilepsy Foundation of America work to help people with this misunderstood disease.


Off the beaten path: Engineering grad grateful for desert adventure

Michelle Gerrity Klein '12 went off the beaten path to compete in the 1,500-mile Rebelle Rally last October.


No identity? No problem

For 25 years, Bradley women’s basketball coach Andrea Gorski ’92 wanted her teams’ identity to be a tenacious defense and free-flowing offense, blending styles she learned from her high school coach, Nancy Sullivan, and her Bradley mentor, Lisa Boyer.


No identity? No problem

Women’s basketball carves new path to record-breaking year.


Braves’ tennis coached by father/son duo

After decades playing and coaching tennis at the high school, college and recreational levels, Steve Tyler still has a passion for the game.


Best of campus: January

The new year brought lots of new snow as the polar vortex descended on campus; construction continued on the business and engineering complex; the annual Spring Forum had lots of great discussion; and Braves’ fan cheered their big win over Illinois State.


Sit in on: Social Entrepreneurship

For our series on great Bradley courses, this month we take you to students pursuing causes they’re passionate about by looking at organizations that make an impact.


Opera Stage To Life Stage

A mezzo-soprano with the Met trades her singing skills for listening skills.


Art Becomes Her

Rediscovering watercolor painting helps longtime artist heal.


Gaming and Celebrities

Students show off creation at international convention


Foodie Fun For Life

Dietetic interns launch healthy snack program in Peoria schools.


Sit in on: Sports, Media, and Society

For our series on great Bradley courses, this month we take you to the world of sports communication and the student who found her voice.


From farm to international table

A childhood spent on the farm ultimately led this alumna to plant-based living and to exotic locales like India and Costa Rica.


Playing by the (new) rules

A sense of sportsmanship and fair play underpins athletics. But is it keeping up with changes in technology, injury concerns, fan expectations and the growth of e-sports?


Sit in on: Samurai in Japanese History

What was the class that made you think a little differently about the world? In this new series, we ask faculty to share fascinating ideas from some of the favorite classes they teach.


Best of campus: 2018

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


Two Guitars, One Drum Set and Three Sharks

Bradley students come together in a punk rock group with a unique sound.


Best of campus: November

In this new series we bring you images from recent happenings on campus. This time we feature a pumpkin-eating squirrel; the founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the first campus snowfall; and the 4th annual Charley Steiner Symposium.


Emmy Win: Career Boost or Statue?

Winning an Emmy award is certainly a prestigious honor, but does it help your career? Two Bradley award-winners share their perspectives.


Together We Work [Video]

For “Together We Work,” musician Josiah Williams ’14 recruited family and friends and enlisted artist Chelsie Tamms ’16 to create signs. Williams serves as neighborhood enhancement coordinator for the city of Peoria, and Tamms owns Lettering Works, a custom lettering and design company.


Sit in on: Human Centered Design

What was the class that made you think a little differently about the world? In this new series, we ask faculty to share fascinating ideas from some of the favorite classes they teach.


Honoring Two We Lost

Last week, the Bradley family learned of the tragic deaths of two of its longtime employees, Susan Berry Brill de Ramírez and Antonio “Tony” Ramírez Barron ’78.


Is Time Travel Possible?

Time travel has long been a subject of fascination, leading to plots for novels, comic books, movies and more. Associate Professor Jose Lozano looks at how the tenets of physics relate to this enduring topic.


On the Move with Annie Schuver '18 [VIDEO]

We caught up with Annie Schuver ’18, the National Forensic Association’s 2018 national champion in impromptu speaking, who shared her Bradley Experience and some of the more interesting facts she learned with the speech team.