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10 reasons I love Bradley p. 3 / At the ballpark p. 11 / State-of-the-art (and stately) at 100 p. 18
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the campus came alive in late august as a near-record class of freshmen arrived on the Hilltop. These 1,108 freshmen and 305 transfer students — 40 more than our target — are immersing themselves in the Bradley Experience. From day to day, hour to hour sometimes, you can see them change from uncertain neophytes on campus to more confident veterans as they become familiar with the Michel Student Center, Main Street and gondolas. It is a credit to our University and our faculty and staff that President Glasser pauses with student aides during a June orientation Bradley was able to attract such a large and accomplished class session. The aides help run the 13 sessions, and the president speaks in these difficult economic times. With so many students attending to incoming students during each 2½-day orientation. community colleges and public institutions, we were able to bring more students to Bradley because of the quality educational programs we offer, our exceptional faculty and our ever-improving facilities. The Markin Family Student Recreation Center certainly has made a difference, as those who have been on campus know. I’m confident our other new facilities — the arena, the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center and a renovated and expanded Westlake Hall — will have a significant impact as well. Let me tell you a little about our new freshmen. They come from nearly 30 states and several foreign countries. We are attracting more from the East and West Coasts, and will continue to broaden our geographic diversity. More than 22 percent of our freshmen are students of color — about half of that number are African-Americans. I am confident that this class holds future leaders who will contribute to our University in ways large and small. We have grown this class while maintaining its quality; the average college test scores for these students are on par with the last couple of years. The students are exceptional. For example, one of them is a national high school forensics champion. A pair of friends has their own successful business marketing and selling bean bags. A third is the reigning high school baseball pitcher of the year in metro Miami. This is an impressive group that will make us proud. I can’t wait to meet them all and welcome them to Bradley University. By the same token, I was so pleased to meet so many distinguished alumni at our regional galas to introduce them to the Campaign for a Bradley Renaissance. Over the summer in St. Louis, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Los Angeles, we hosted nearly 700 alumni and friends at our four special events. It was wonderful to greet old friends and meet so many new ones. I love hearing captivating stories about memorable days on the Hilltop. The galas are a great way for alumni to stay connected with Bradley. We will continue traveling from one coast to another, spreading the word about our University and providing updates on all the exciting developments — inside and outside the classroom — here at Bradley. I invite you to take a moment to view the slideshow of the galas at bradley.edu/ hilltopics/go/galas. These are exhilarating times at Bradley; many extraordinary things are happening. The Campaign for a Bradley Renaissance is making progress, though there is more to do. I know that together we are well on our way toward making Bradley a university of national distinction. Thank you for all you do for your alma mater. And thank you for giving me the privilege to serve our wonderful University. Go Braves. LARRY BELCASTER ’67 MSCE ’68 visits with President Joanne Glasser at the Chicago gala at Medinah Warm regards,
Country Club on July 23.
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Her story is WWII history
Longtime professor of physical education Mildred “Duke” Caldwell (far left in group photo) is receiving a Congressional Gold Medal — 65 years after her service as a WASP.
At the ballpark
Some alumni might say ballparks are their home away from home. Take an end-of-summer look at an owner, two major league broadcasters, and an East Coast alumnus who chronicles his trips to minor league parks.
How are personality and sexuality related?
An international project on personality and sexuality is run by Dr. David Schmitt with the help of students who analyze survey data from 56 nations. His findings shed light on a thought-provoking topic.
Hartmann turns 100
A distinctive Bedford stone structure has graced the Bradley campus since 1909, first as the gymnasium and then as a state-of-the-art performing arts center.
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Karen Crowley Metzinger, MA ’97 editor
Joanne K. Glasser president
Nancy Ridgeway associate editor
shelley epstein associate vice president for university communications
Gayle Erwin mcdowell ’77 associate editor
justin phelps ’05 assistant editor sarah dukes art director Duane Zehr university photographer
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Kathy Fuller assistant vice president for university relations
Student Staff Assistants Abby Wilson ’10 melissa vogrin ’10 ana samoylova, mfa ’11 photographer
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Coach Orsborn honored I was very pleased and pleasantly surprised to read in the summer 2009 issue of Bradley Hilltopics that the University had finally recognized Coach Charles Orsborn ’39 MS ’51 by renaming the Watonga Award for Ozzie. Although Ozzie coached the varsity basketball team for only nine years, he compiled a great number of wins in a very short time and achieved an outstanding high winning percentage, including three NIT Championships. In 1959 and 1960, Bradley completed each season ranked fourth in the country! If he had remained as the head coach for the length of time as many of college basketball’s legendary coaches, including Dean Smith, Bob Knight, Adolph Rupp, John Wooten and Coach K, we would be mentioning Coach Orsborn in the same breath. Congratulations to Ozzie on this well-earned and deserved honor, and also congratulations to Bradley University for recognizing this man for basically giving his entire life to Bradley. He was an outstanding student-athlete, freshman and varsity basketball coach, and faculty member who completed his service as Bradley’s athletic director for 13 years. I always look forward to receiving my copy of Bradley Hilltopics, and I also access the BU Web site as well as the BU Alumni Web site for up-to-date information. You all do a great job, and I encourage you to continue the excellent efforts.
from the editor:
Leading the way in Bradley’s BGreen initiative, this is the first edition of Bradley Hilltopics to be printed on recycled paper with soy ink, allowing us to display the FSC symbol and the soy ink symbol (see page 1). This decision was made after careful research of quality products and their cost. Our intent, like so many of you, is to become better stewards of our environment. Although many future communications, including newsletters, will be sent electronically, you will continue to receive a print copy of Bradley Hilltopics. If you don’t save this issue or share it with a friend, please recycle it. Karen Crowley Metzinger, ma ’97 Editor
More about the greenest house
Lunching with the old fogies
It was exciting to see the article “Promoting Green Living” (Summer 2009), featuring the Smart Home Green + Wired exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. I wanted readers to know two other Bradley alumni were involved in this project in addition to LISA DONNELLY MINER ’98, the museum’s publicist. I am marketing director for Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. in Beloit, Wis. We market nationwide the Mule-Hide Living Roof™ featuring GreenGrid® that was installed on the Smart Home. Weston Solutions is the exclusive licensee in North America. JIM LINDELL ’95 is Weston Solutions’ national marketing manager for GreenGrid®.
I wanted to let you know how much the “Old Fogies” enjoyed the article about our group in the summer issue. Based on the article, we now have our first new recruit. BOB HOWELL ’50 joined us for the first time at our July lunch meeting, and we were so happy to have him become an “Old Fogey” with us. We’re happy to welcome new members. We meet for lunch at noon on the third Wednesday of each month at the Sterling Family Restaurant. harold klesath ’42
kate mcdaniels baumann ’73
Don kissock ’60
Small world after all I was recently an invited guest of Dr. Peter J. Williams, warden, Tyndale House, and member of the faculty of divinity at Cambridge University. While walking along Selwyn Gardens on campus, a jogger stopped when he saw my Bradley sweatshirt. He identified himself as Brian Biggs ’08, a Pekin native and fellow Bradley alum, now doing graduate work at Cambridge. Bradley grads proudly display the colors! Dr. Rick Pierson ’78
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I love Bradley By Laura Herlovich ’79
Magical campus atmosphere
I loved the vines on Bradley Hall, fall in Peoria, the first snowstorm each year, sorority rush, Fall Break, Jumer’s cinnamon rolls, wearing tube tops and overalls, basketball games, baseball games, Bradley Park, Si Maroon’s Hitching Post, and being a student aide so I could corrupt an entire incoming class of freshmen.
Changes only make it better
1515 Barker, giving campus tours, student teaching at Woodruff, Greek Week and Derby Days, Country Villa Pizza, L’s, St. Mark’s Catholic Church, U Hall and Room 106. (Yes, I still remember my freshman dorm room.) I love the friends I made at Bradley who are still there for me (Heidi, Dana, Mags and J.J. — love you all!). I love that I still love Bradley and am always looking forward to another visit to campus and a stop by Avanti’s!
ana samoylova, mfa ’11
I loved being in Chi Omega, a little sis to Sigma Chi, dating a Lambda Chi, working in Sports Information, getting “face time” at Haussler Hall and getting paid for it, being on Student Senate and going to Hunt’s for a pork tenderloin. chi omega
all the people you meet I loved Roger Phegley ’78, Bobby Humbles ’78, J.J. Anderson ’82 ’96, Joe Dalfonso ’76,
Red and white braves spirit
I love my Bradley sweats … they are a size larger now (goshdarnit!), but I wear them proudly. I love the red and white, and being a Brave.
ana samoylova, mfa ’11
Preparing for success
I could go on. I am blessed beyond belief and am grateful every day; so much of it is because I love my life. It’s a life Bradley led me to and prepared me for. Bradley was just big enough to be a wider world than my high school in Florida and just small enough to allow me to make something of myself on campus and prepare me for the future. It was, and still is, perfect.
Giving undergrads a chance
There is a saying: To whom much is given, much is expected. That is why I give to Bradley. I want today’s Bradley students to have chances I didn’t have, and I want to make even more chances available to them.
More than one way to give
As Bradley grads, we can continue to build our body of work long after graduation — even on the 30th anniversary of our graduations. We can give of ourselves — as mentors, as role models, as counselors — and give of our resources — donations, internships and scholarships — to keep that Braves spirit moving forward.
Why do I give? Because I cannot not give.
I love visiting campus, connecting with today’s students, staying in their apartments and feeling like time has stood still. No matter how much Bradley has grown and has improved its technology over the years, it is still so much the same. And that is just how I want it to be.
Making dreams a reality
Bradley was perfect for me because the University provided the financial aid that made it possible for me to even attend. Bradley allowed me a chance to work in sports public relations, and graduate with a resume so impressive that I landed a PR job in the NBA. Back in 1979, and being a woman in Salt Lake City, it was against all odds to land one of 50 of those jobs in the NBA!
lifetime of amazing memories
I give because I love Bradley, still to this day, some 30 years after my graduation. I will tell anyone and everyone what a perfect college Bradley is and what an amazing experience it was for me and continues to be today through friendships, giving, mentoring, basketball, gondolas, etc.
Laura Herlovich ’79 Home: Las Vegas Occupation: founder/president
of PR Plus public relations firm Clients: Donny & Marie,
Palms Casino & Resort, Cheap Trick, NBA, Grammys, Chippendales, George Wallace past clients: Hard Rock Hotel
& Casino, Prince, Jay Z, Bon Jovi, Boyz II Men, Guns N’ Roses, ’NSYNC First job after college:
PR assistant for Utah Jazz NBA team in Salt Lake City; publicity director, 1983–84 BU jobs: Student aide, sports
information assistant BU mentor: Dr. Ron Koperski Campus Activities: Chi Omega, Student Senate, Anaga staff, Sigma Chi little sister Current BU involvement:
funds Herlovich Expedition Scholar Endowed Award; presents seminars during Bradley’s Hollywood expedition every January; offers internships to PR majors next campus visit: October 2 for Homecoming and a presentation to sports com students
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More high rankings for Bradley university
Elaine Chao gave the inaugural address of Bradley’s Theresa S. Falcon Executive Speaker Series after speaking to students on campus. The August 28 event celebrated the life of DR. THERESA FALCON-CULLINAN, MBA ’05, for whom the Executive
MBA is now named. She passed away on August 29, following a battle with cancer, the day after the event. Chao is the first Asian Pacific American woman appointed to a president’s Cabinet. The only member of the Cabinet to serve all eight years of the George W. Bush administration, she is the longest serving secretary of labor since World War II. Chao has also served as CEO of United Way of America and as director of the Peace Corps. She currently is a Fellow with the Heritage Foundation and a contributor to FOX News. To read about Dr. Falcon-Cullinan and the event, visit bradley. edu/hilltopics/go/chao.
academic programs, while building on our traditional strengths in engineering, communications, liberal arts, education, and business. This is the 11th consecutive year Bradley has received a high ranking from U.S.News & World Report. The rankings are based on faculty resources, student selectivity, retention rate, class size, financial resources, and alumni giving. Bradley boasts an 88 percent freshman retention rate, half of the classes have fewer than 20 students, and more than 82 percent of the faculty are full time. Visit bradley.edu/ spotlight/09/usnews for more information.
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The Princeton Review, for the 11th consecutive CETON R IN year, named Bradley one of “The Best 371 Colleges” in the nation. In July, the 2010 EDITION Review cited Bradley’s ST COLLEGES small class size, devoted E B professors, and academic programs, as well as its friendly students, wealth of student organizations and activities, and Greek community. The profile highlights the Markin Family Student Recreation Center and said Bradley provides an environment where “people from all backgrounds get along.” The Princeton Review includes about 15 percent of America’s four-year colleges in its annual publication, based on feedback from students, visits to schools, and opinions of independent college counselors, students, and parents. Visit bradley.edu/spotlight/09/ princetonreview for more information. IEW EV
Former secretary of labor launches Falcon speaker series
U.S.News & World Report, for the third consecutive year, has ranked Bradley sixth among comprehensive universities in the Midwest that offer master’s degrees. The ranking appears in its annual publication, America’s Best Colleges that was released August 20. Bradley is also fifth in the list of Great Schools at Great Prices, which features schools that offer high-quality programs at a more affordable cost. Also in the new U.S.News & World Report rankings, the College of Engineering and Technology was ranked 21st among private schools and 34th when including all public and private universities. Bradley’s Foster College of Business is ranked among the nation’s top undergraduate business programs. According to Dr. Rob Baer, dean of the Foster College of Business Administration, “While university rankings are regional, the top undergraduate business program ranking is strictly national. Among private universities, the Foster College of Business is ranked 53rd. Among just the master’s level universities, we are top 20. Among private and master’s level schools, we are 11th.” “We are pleased that national publications continue to recognize Bradley’s excellent living and learning experience,” said President Joanne Glasser. “Bradley students are achieving success in the classroom, in the community, and in the job market. We are enhancing our facilities and our
Many hands make light work Cool temperatures and the help of hundreds of fraternity and sorority members made the move-in process a breeze as several thousand students returned to campus on August 22. DAVID “IOWA” SMITH ’11 and COURTNEY SHATTUCK ’12 tote the belongings of a freshman moving in to University Hall. Visit bradley. edu/spotlight/09/welcomeweek to view photos and videos from Welcome Week.
entrepreneur honored as
captain of industry Bradley Trustee Raj Soin recognized by Institute of Industrial Engineers By karen crowley metzinger, ma ’97 RAJ SOIN, MSIE ’71 is the recipient of the Institute of Industrial Engineers 2009 Captain of Industry Award. The award honors noteworthy leaders who have used industrial engineering methods to generate significant success in their company, who demonstrate leadership at a national or international level, and who also identify the IE profession as a key reason for their success. Dr. Joe Emanuel, associate dean of Bradley’s College of Engineering and Technology, said he nominated Soin, founder, chairman, and CEO of Soin International, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, for a variety of reasons. “Raj is a unique human being. What he has done to develop and use his resources puts him in a category by himself. He found shrewd ways to utilize his industrial engineering background. He worked hard to develop a visionary business philosophy that has enabled him to eventually take entrepreneurial business ideas, incubate them, and grow them into profitable entities. No one handed Raj and his wife, Indu, anything.” The Soins are truly an American success story. After earning his degree in mechanical engineering from Delhi University in 1969, Soin left India to pursue a graduate degree in the United States. With a small sum of money in his pocket, he landed at Bradley University, where he earned his master’s degree in industrial engineering, while also working as a research assistant. “I found Bradley provided students with the opportunity for much more one-on-one time with their professors, and the professors maintained ongoing communications with their students long after graduation,” Soin said. In 1971, he returned to India to marry his childhood sweetheart, and the couple soon left for the U.S. where Soin began his career as an industrial engineer with Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. and worked there for the next seven years. He later joined Williams International as a manager of corporate systems, and in 1984, the couple founded Modern Technologies Corp. (MTC) in Dayton with the goal of providing engineering and technical services to the Department of Defense. When MTC was sold to BAE Systems 20 years later, it was Ohio’s largest defense contractor, with 3,000 employees in 40 locations nationwide. Soin credits his dedicated, talented workforce for the success of his many and diverse business ventures.
Soin International Under his leadership today, Soin International, a holding company for several privately owned companies in 32 locations worldwide, provides strategic management, administrative systems, and financial support to a diverse group of subsidiaries and affiliates that focus on software development, plastics manufacturing, metal manufacturing, cotton dying, land development, and more. In keeping with Soin’s entrepreneurial spirit, the company annually sponsors the Soin International LLC Award of Innovation to identify, honor, and financially assist an entrepreneurial company in the Dayton area that demonstrates the historical spirit of the hometown of the Wright brothers. Soin continues to nurture his community through a myriad of venues, finding ways to improve lives in the Dayton area, a city he has called home for almost 30 years. Wright State University showed its appreciation of the Soins’ benevolence by naming its business college the Raj Soin School of Business in 2000, honoring Soin with the first college in the country to be named for an Asian American. Additionally, thanks to the Soins’ lead gift, a new pediatric trauma and emergency center at Dayton’s Children’s Hospital will be named the Soin Pediatrics Trauma and Emergency Center later this year. Although the Dayton area has been a major beneficiary of Soin’s philanthropy, he has also honored his father’s memory by building the Sukh Dev Raj Soin Hospital in India. The recipient of numerous national and international honors, Soin was named a Bradley Centurion and Distinguished Alumnus in 2004. He is a member of the Bradley University Board of Trustees. He and his wife are also members of the University’s Renaissance Circle Society that honors individuals, corporations, foundations, and estates giving $1 million or more to the Campaign for a Bradley Renaissance.
Indu and Raj Soin, MSIE ’71 take time with their family at their Dayton home. He and his wife became American citizens in 1978. “I really enjoyed my time at Bradley University, and the education I received has been extremely valuable throughout my career,” said Soin.
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not for highway driving Do people need an expensive hybrid vehicle just to run errands around town? Dr. MARTIN MORRIS ’77 MSME ’79 doesn’t think so, and that’s what drives the projects he has assigned to several teams of Bradley seniors in mechanical engineering over the past four years. “The goal is to produce a vehicle that is safe, but is as light and energy-efficient as possible,” Morris explains. Using their own research, plus the findings of earlier teams, the 2009 team of eight seniors made significant progress toward reaching the goal. Their lightweight urban vehicle, or LUV, weighs 410 pounds and can travel more than 50 miles on a single charge. Powered by four lithium ion batteries that weigh 135 pounds, the LUV employs regenerative braking. Instead of being lost, regenerative braking recaptures some of the vehicle’s kinetic energy to be transferred back to the batteries. The payoff is better range and mileage for the vehicle. Team member RYAN FRANEY ’09 estimates that LUVs could be produced in the $3,000 to $5,000 range. Although the three-wheel prototype could be licensed as a motorcycle, the students cautiously tested it in closed parking lots. Next year’s seniors in mechanical engineering will continue working on a LUV. A top priority will be making the vehicle even lighter. JESSE MABERRY ’65, retired CEO of Aurora Bearing Co., funds the project.
By 2012, electric cars will be more prevalent in America, possibly aided by Bradley students’ research. Teams of mechanical engineering majors have been developing prototype vehicles for their senior project. From left, JIM VOELKER, ROBIN FLICK, JUSTIN COYLE, and JACOB ABU-HANNA discuss their 2009 project with Dr. Martin Morris, their professor and adviser. Other team members included RYAN FRANEY (in car), JEREMY OTT, MATT SINGLEY, and BEN WEINDERT.
Body Project, Late Night BU, and professors receive awards
Food and fun events attract students to the Markin Center until 2 a.m. The Late Night BU program is part of Bradley’s Comprehensive Alcohol Awareness Plan, which showed positive outcomes during its first year. The first Late Night BU of the new school year was staged August 23, and hosted nearly 2,000 students. View photos at bradley.edu/ hilltopics/go/latenightbu. Visit thebodyproject.bradley.edu to learn more about the Body Project.
The annual University Conference was held at the Markin Family Student Recreation Center on August 18, marking the first time the event was staged on campus. New faculty and staff were introduced, and several were honored: Helen Bartlett Award Bartlett awards were presented to two campus projects — the Body Project and Late Night BU. Given every three years, the Bartlett award recognizes a department or unit that has made the most outstanding contributions to Bradley’s commitment to students. The award is named for Helen Bartlett, a Bradley faculty member from 1897 to 1910, who served as dean of women and head of the department of modern languages. The Body Project was initiated in 2006 by Dr. Jackie Hogan, professor of sociology and the Project’s coordinator, to help members of the Bradley community perceive a positive body image. Since its founding, the Body Project has grown to include an ongoing peer-facilitated education program, a Web site, and programs promoting healthful body practices. Hogan and MELISSA SAGE-BOLLENBACH ’94 MA ’97, director of the Wellness Program, accepted the award for the Women’s Studies and Wellness programs. The other Bartlett award was presented to the Division of Student Affairs, Campus Recreation, Student Activities, and the Wellness Program for their collaboration on Late Night
BU. Late Night BU is part of the Alcohol Action Plan and serves to provide safe, alcohol-free entertainment on the weekends from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The event was held seven times last year, and as many as 900 students attended each time. Each event offered free food and different activities, such as a synthetic skating rink, a petting zoo, and a Velcro® wall. Michelle Whited, director of student activities; LYNDSEY WITHERS ’07 MA ’08, coordinator of alcohol education and awareness programs; Jessica Titus, assistant director of campus recreation; and Sage-Bollenbach accepted the award. Caterpillar professor Dr. Emily Gill’s Caterpillar professorship was renewed. This honor recognizes the highest level of scholarship among senior faculty, who have the rank of full professor and are tenured. Each professorship is reevaluated for renewal every five years. Gill is a Caterpillar professor of political science. First Year Faculty Award Dr. Tony Hermann, assistant professor of psychology, was selected based on student evaluations, peer visitation, course innovation, and instructional improvement. He received a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in 2002. He was an assistant professor at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and a visiting professor at Tokyo International University and Kalamazoo College before coming to Bradley.
professor’s legacy helps women By gayle erwin mcdowell ’77
When Dr. Rita Newton traveled from New York to interview at Bradley in 1969, it was a lunch with students that sold her on the job. “She sensed that Bradley was going to be a very good teaching environment,” recalls Dr. Joe Emanuel, her colleague and friend of four decades. Bradley’s first female engineering professor hit the ground running. In 1973, she won the Putnam Award for Excellence in Teaching. “She was a very good teacher — one who tried to get beyond the ‘how-to’ and into the ‘why’,” says Emanuel, professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering. Newton died on June 23, but she will continue to impact the lives of women interested in engineering. The Rita Newton Scholarship for Women in Engineering was first awarded in 2007. Preference for the scholarships is given to women majoring in industrial engineering, according to Emanuel, who also serves as associate dean of the College of Engineering and Technology. With Newton’s gift of more than $1 million, she became part of Bradley’s Renaissance Circle Society last year. An engineer and numerical analyst at Bell Aerospace from 1953 to 1966, Newton’s group was responsible for developing the path traversed on the moon by the first lunar rover. “Knowing that she had worked in industry
for many years made Rita a role model for female students,” says Emanuel. “When I came to Bradley and began to consider a career in engineering, knowing there was a strong and caring woman on the faculty who had paved the way was inspiring,” says DIANE PARKE-POTTER ’76, Eastman Kodak’s worldwide packaging director. Her friend, DEBBIE BONTZ ANDREADIS ’76, agrees, “Dr. Newton not only took a sincere interest in all of us becoming good engineers, but also in knowing us personally.”
Some say Dr. Rita Newton, professor of industrial engineering at BU from 1969 to 2000, was ahead of her time. As the first female engineering professor at Bradley, she served as a role model. Now, female students can also benefit from Newton scholarships. Contact Jerry Heller, executive director of gift planning, at 309-677-3661 or jdheller@ bradley.edu to discuss a planned gift to benefit Bradley.
Paper earns award – 37 years later By Nancy Ridgeway
A research paper co-authored in 1972 by Dr. James Goodnow, Bradley professor emeritus of international business, has received the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) Decade Award. In honor of its 40th anniversary, the publication selected winning papers for each year from 1970 to 1985. The frequency of citations and the number of leading journals in which papers had been cited were considered when selecting winning articles. Goodnow and Dr. James Hansz were assistant professors of marketing at Eastern Michigan University when they wrote, “Environmental Determinants of Overseas Market Entry Strategies.” Of the JIBS articles published in 1972, theirs was the most cited over the following decade. They used a new cluster analysis program to test a theory that when companies decide how they will enter
into international markets, they are influenced by external factors such as the economic situation, political situation, and geo-cultural distance (geographic distance from the U.S. coupled with how different the local culture is from the U.S.). Based on responses from 222 companies, Goodnow says they found the theory to be true. Companies were more likely to make a direct investment, such as building a plant, in countries similar to the U.S., whereas they tended to avoid or only export to dissimilar countries. Companies were inclined to use another strategy, such as licensing or a joint venture, in emerging markets. Goodnow says factors that go into companies’ decisions to enter foreign markets are still among “the top four or five topics international business scholars look at today, so we were kind of pioneers.” Founder of Bradley’s international business major, Goodnow taught from 1987 to 2007. Now retired, he and his wife Tonya live in Denton, Texas.
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By SCOTT HILYARD
Journal Star article reprinted with permission.
Mildred “Duke” Caldwell hasn’t piloted an airplane since the early 1940s when she flew a Martin B-26 Marauder twin-engine bomber every day for work, but the idea of flying a plane thrills her to this day. “It was delightful. I loved flying,” Caldwell said. “Loved it!” Caldwell, who is 91, is one of about 300 surviving Women’s Airforce Service Pilots, an exclusive club known better by its acronym, WASP. And while the World War II-era group of women never totaled much more than 1,100 members and lasted only 28 months, it left a lasting imprint on American history as the first group of women to fly the country’s military aircraft. The WASP program was in the news recently when President Barack Obama on July 1 signed legislation that awarded the survivors with the Congressional Gold Medal. It’s the highest civilian honor that can be bestowed on an individual, and it puts Duke Caldwell in the company of the medal’s first recipient, George Washington. “Not bad for an old gym teacher,” said Caldwell, who retired from Bradley University 26 years ago after a long career in the physical education department and is a professor emeritus. Caldwell was born and raised in Connecticut. As a girl she spent $2.50 of her newspaper route money to buy a short airplane ride when a small air show flew into her town. “I caught the flying bug long before I ever got in a
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An emeritus professor flew B-26 bombers as a WASP during the War. Now she’s receiving a Congressional Gold Medal.
Her story is WWII history plane,” she said. “I always wanted to get my pilot’s license.” She graduated from a college in Troy, N.Y., in 1939 and took a teaching job in the area. But she had her eye on another job in another state. “I knew that the Piper (airplane) company (in Lock Haven, Pa.) had three or four flight instructors on their payroll and gave flying lessons to employees,” Caldwell said. “So I got a job there working second shift in the first aid room and then going department to department taking inventory. And that’s where I learned how to fly.” Her timing was perfect. The WASP program, designed to have women fly planes in the United States in varying capacities so that men pilots would be free to fly combat missions in the war, started up in September 1942. Caldwell, a freshly licensed airplane pilot, couldn’t sign up fast enough. On April 25, 1943, Caldwell reported for training along with 121 other women in Sweetwater, Texas, for primary, basic and then advanced training. By graduation day, Oct. 9, 1943, 37 women in her group had dropped out of training. Soon after, she was specially selected and soon learning to fly the B-26 in the skies above a military base in Dodge City, Kan. Once trained on the bomber, she was sent to Laredo, Texas, with a specific mission in her near future. Caldwell shrugs when asked if her WASP duty was dangerous. It sure sounds dangerous. The B-26s she flew had the bomber racks removed and a tow reel that dragged something that resembled a windsock behind the plane on a long cable. She flew the plane with a crew chief and a
co-pilot as other planes — with bomber racks very much attached and loaded with live ammunition — maneuvered in the vicinity of her plane, firing away at the target she trailed. “We were the target for the soldiers getting their combat training,” she said. The end came suddenly and without warning. On Dec. 7, 1944, the last WASP class graduated from training. Less than two weeks later, WASP was finished. Here’s how a timeline on the WASP Web site, wingsacrossamerica.us, describes the end: “December 20, 1944. One minute after midnight of preceding day, WASP cease to exist as a quasi-military unit. Hung up their parachutes and paid their own way back home. No benefits, no honors, no veteran status. Official WASP military records sealed, stamped ‘classified’ and sent for storage to the government archives. History of WASP not recorded by historians in official historical accounts of World War II. Reason: records not available.” Caldwell doesn’t have specific memories of the shutdown of WASP almost 65 years ago. She paid some attention when in 1977 the Air Force poked the WASP nest when it issued a news release claiming that, for the first time in history, it was graduating 10 women pilots from flight training, making them the first women in history to fly American military aircraft. An aggressive campaign brought the WASP story into the light, and on Nov. 3, 1977, Congress passed a law giving WASP veteran status.
“I understood why people fought hard for that,” Caldwell said. “But I didn’t care that much. I’d been a civilian so long.” A WASP World War II Museum opened at Avenger Field in Sweetwater in 2005, and now the entire operation has been rewarded with the Congressional Gold Medal. Details are still being worked out how the medals will be conferred on the WASP recipients, most likely at a special event in Washington, D.C. Caldwell doesn’t plan to be there. “Why the hell would I go all the way out there,” said Caldwell, adding she doesn’t travel much anymore. “My nephew will go for me. He’ll pick up my medal and get it to me.” Caldwell keeps a scrapbook with yellowed press clippings and memorabilia from her WASP days in a permanent spot on a table in her front room. The cover of the scrapbook remains wrapped in its original plastic packaging. She flipped through the book recently and stopped on a page in the middle. On it was a photo scissored from a Life magazine story about the WASP program published in 1943. The photo (above) showed a young woman in an open-cockpit Fairchild PT-19 airplane, presumably taken from an airplane flying alongside. The co-pilot’s open cockpit behind her is empty. The woman, who is staring intently straight forward, is shown from about the shoulders up. Her hair streams behind her in the wind. Caldwell tapped the photo with an index finger. “Moi,” she said.
A dozen years before Mildred Caldwell joined the Bradley faculty, she was part of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), and her photo appeared in Life magazine. Recent legislation honors surviving members of WASP, the nation’s first female military pilots. Caldwell, a professor emeritus of physical education, taught at Bradley from 1955 to 1983.
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learning the ropes By abby wilson ’10
From hanging out with Tony the Tiger to acting at the whim of a child’s imagination, from being the first to see manuscripts that will be published, to cataloguing information about Watergate, Bradley students lived across the nation this summer, applying skills they learned in the classroom at various internships. Sixteen of those students shared their experiences in “Journals from the Road,” a blog on Bradley’s Web site that allows faculty, staff, and students to share their stories as they travel. More than 350 Bradley students registered internships with the Smith Career Center’s Bill and Marjorie Springer Center for Excellence in Internships this summer, and the Career Center expected to hear from more when the school year began. Students from all five colleges, as well as the Graduate School, interned at companies ranging from the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library and Museum to Atlantic Records. Visit explore.bradley.edu/journalsfromtheroad to read about these students’ experiences.
jennifer durham ’10, (Decatur) Organizational Communication major Sutter’s Mill Fund Raising & Strategy (Washington, D.C.) fundraising coordinator
Paul Benario ’11, (Naperville) Business Management Info. Systems major Kellogg Co. (Oak Brook) account administration
summer internships Visit explore.bradley.edu/journalsfromtheroad to read student accounts of these internships and more. Dustin Elkin ’10, (Peoria) Electronic Media major Peoria Chiefs production
Abby Wilson ’10, (Peoria) English major Campus Crusade for Christ (Indianapolis) writer
Jeremy Behrens ’10, (Ottawa),Theatre Performance/Secondary English Ed. major Seattle Children’s Theatre educational programs Dan Pfeiffer ’10, (Arlington Heights) Interactive Media major Campus Crusade for Christ (Indianapolis) video editor and Web designer
Luneta Limbrick ’10, (Houston, Tex.) Industrial Engineering major John Deere (Des Moines) manufacturing engineer
D.J. Piehowski ’10, (Genoa) Journalism major Golfweek (Orlando) editorial department
Corrie Brite ’10, (Pekin) Poli. Sci. and History major Nixon Library and Museum (Yorba Linda, Calif.) video cataloguer
Melissa Wahl ’10, (Wheaton) English and Spanish major Simon & Schuster (Manhattan) children’s division
Leah Moran ’10, (West Dundee) Advertising major Starcom MediaVest Group (Chicago) media planning
Alex Mayster ’10, (Chicago) Journalism major Chicago Tribune sports department
Daniel Shore ’09, (Granville) Psychology and Electronic Media major ESPN Radio (Chicago) baseball reporter
Brian Litwin ’11, (Buffalo Grove) Music Business major Atlantic Records (New York City) artist development
Burke Blanken ’10, (Downers Grove) Public Relations major CBS 2 (Chicago) public affairs
Rachael Altman, ma ’09, shown with actor Chris Pine (Granville) English grad student The WordTheatre (Calif.) researcher
SportsScene Take an end-of-summer look at four Bradley alumni who are no ordinary baseball fans. Bradley Hilltopics visits with a lifelong Peorian whose name is synonymous with local baseball, two California major league broadcasters, and an East Coast dad who taught his family to love minor league ballparks.
Can’t comPETE with this chief by justin phelps ’05
Shortly before Bradley opened the Danny Dahlquist Annex at Shea Stadium in April, PETE VONACHEN ’49 toured the 1,100-square-foot addition to the locker rooms with Bradley associate athletics director Craig Dahlquist. Memories of the old clubhouse at Pete Vonachen Stadium, which was transformed into Shea Stadium in 2003, quickly flooded Vonachen’s thoughts. “Our clubhouse was very spartan to say the least,” Vonachen recalls. “What they’ve done with that, it’s unbelievable. I got a kick out of going with Craig because I walked through and said, ‘That was my office.’ It’s Jim DeRose’s office now. They’re using the same locker room we used. So I said to Craig, ‘See this locker right here? That’s where Mark Grace’s locker was. Down here in the corner is where Rafael Palmeiro was.’ There were a lot of memories there for me.”
Up on the roof
Peoria ranks #6 out of 239 minor league sports markets in the nation. The success and longevity of the Chiefs played a key role in the ranking, released by SportsBusiness Journal in late August. Visit sportsbusinessjournal.com.
One lingering memory is the rooftop of the old clubhouse. In the summer of 1988, the Peoria Chiefs were in a nine-game losing streak. During one August game, eight players and manager Jim Tracy were ejected. “I started heading for the clubhouse and a pop foul went down the line,” the 84-year-old Vonachen remembers. “It was foul and the ump called it fair. I said, ‘That’s enough for me.’ I went out there and got on him. He told me to leave because I had the crowd going crazy. I said, ‘I’ll leave when you throw me out. I’m not leaving.’ ” Vonachen was ejected. “Rick Kranitz, who is the pitching coach for the Baltimore Orioles, was our pitching coach. He grabbed me by the shirt and said, ‘Get out of here; they’re going to throw you out of baseball.’ As I was leaving the field, I looked in the dugout and saw the bats and helmets and catching equipment,” Vonachen says. “I threw every bat, every ball, every batting helmet, everything I could find on the field. Of course, the crowd loved it. I was suspended 12 games and fined $5,000.” Vonachen learned early in his ownership days that minor league baseball is as much about entertainment as it is the on-field product. Despite the suspension, Vonachen had an idea. Since he couldn’t be on the field, he watched the game from the rooftop of the clubhouse, which is now locker room and office space for Bradley’s soccer team. “The first game I was up there with a folding chair,” he recalls. “They brought me a wireless microphone, and I led the crowd in Take Me Out to the Ballgame with Rox Bucklin ’58 at the organ. The league president said I couldn’t do that.” While the Chiefs were on a road trip, Vonachen built a platform on the roof and
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had a contest to see who would sit on the rooftop with him. “That little old ballpark only seated 5,000 people. We had 7,000 the first two nights,” he says. “We had to rope off the track and let people stand there. From then on, we had great crowds just to see me sit on that roof.”
From baseball to soccer
Harry Caray occasionally attended Chiefs games at buddy Pete Vonachen’s ballpark in Peoria. The Cubs announcer died in 1998. Vonachen says, “The best friends I have are friends I met in baseball. It’s a nice fraternity.” photo by leslie Renken / Journal Star
Vonachen, honored by the city on August 10 with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his community work, is generally regarded as the father of Peoria minor league baseball. For starters, he saved a team that was on the verge of leaving the city after its inaugural season in 1983. Even earlier, PAUL KING ’50, GLEN McCULLOUGH ’50 MA ’56, and Vonachen spearheaded an effort in the late 1960s to put lights on the site that is now Shea Stadium. To keep the Peoria Pacers in the area, the trio wanted a lighted field. At that time, it was a baseball field — not a stadium — without lights. “Peoria, a town of this size, still didn’t have a lighted baseball field, and Bradley was playing on campus where Olin Hall and the quad is now,” Vonachen recalls. Caterpillar offered the lights from Tom Connor Field in East Peoria. Before the three men could figure out how to move the lights, the Peoria Park District agreed to purchase lights for the site.
When Pete met Harry A business major, Vonachen was looking for an opportunity in the restaurant business after graduation in 1949. He landed at the new Robertson Memorial Field House, where he later met his best friend. “The Booster Club gave me a contract to run concessions for $75 a week during the season,” Vonachen says. “When the season was over, I was out of a job. ” During his first year, Saint Louis University, another nationally ranked team, came to Peoria to play. The late Dave Meister ’48, BU sports information director, asked Vonachen to come with him to pick up SLU’s broadcaster, Harry Caray. “Coming back, Harry asks about places to go in Peoria,” Vonachen recalls. “I said, ‘Harry, you picked the right two guys. We’ll pick you up at 6:30.’ We started out at about 6:30 and finally returned at 4:30 in the morning. I had to work the next day. He was going to sleep in. The next night we had the game. After the game, I went up to say goodbye to Harry. He said, ‘Wait a minute. Where are you going?’ I wanted to go home, I was beat.
“Then the pro team came in 1983,” Vonachen says of the Peoria Suns, Class A affiliate of the California Angels. “Those guys messed it up, and they weren’t going to start a second season. That’s when I jumped in and bought the club in the fall of 1983. When I took over, a lot of the bleachers came from the old Bradley athletics field. They were 50 years old by then. We put in new box seats, starting with folding chairs. In 1992, the Park District and the state came up with some money and rebuilt the field with new bleachers and new stands and called it Pete Vonachen Stadium.” Vonachen sold the team in 1988. Five years later, he and a group of local investors purchased it, and Vonachen continued as general manager. In 2002, the Peoria Chiefs moved downtown to O’Brien Field, a state-of-the-art ballpark, where Bradley also plays. “It was inevitable that we had to build a new stadium,” says Vonachen, whose team is a Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. “If we were going to attract the Cubs or Cardinals, the good major league affiliates, we could not stay at Pete Vonachen Stadium. We had to move.” The move opened the door for Bradley’s soccer program. The University traded the land on which Pete Vonachen Stadium sat for land in north Peoria County. “Now, along comes TIM SHEA ’70,” Vonachen says. “Boy, if it weren’t for Tim Shea, I guarantee that stadium wouldn’t be there. This guy stepped up. The team has a beautiful facility — one of the best in college soccer.”
He said, ‘Why don’t you and I go out to drink together? We’ll have a short night.’ I didn’t know what his idea of a short night was. I dropped him off at 4:30 in the morning and had to get him to the plane by 7 a.m. We were friends ever since.” Vonachen shares this story about Caray, who went on to be the longtime announcer for the Cubs: “We always went on a vacation together, except when we were celebrating our 25th anniversary,” he explains about his wife DONNA HURST VONACHEN ’59, who died in 2007. “I asked my wife if she wanted to take a trip and where she wanted to go. She said, ‘Let’s go to Hawaii.’ She paused a minute, never cracked a smile and said, ‘But do we have to take Harry?’ That’s the only time we went alone.”
Pete and Harry with wives Donna Vonachen and Dutchie Caray in 1974.
Braves on the airwaves by gary libman
When he was three, ANDY MASUR ’89 sat on his dad’s knee watching Chicago Cubs’ telecasts. “From that point on,” he says, “I wanted to be [Cubs’ broadcaster] JACK BRICKHOUSE ’37 HON ’90.” CHARLEY STEINER ’71 also caught the broadcasting bug early. “From the time I was seven years old in Long Island,” he says, “the first guy I listened to and wanted to be was [Los Angeles Dodgers’ announcer] Vin Scully.” Both men reached their goal. Steiner has handled radio play-by-play for the L.A. Dodgers for five seasons. Masur has called San Diego Padres’ games on radio for three years. So for three seasons at Padres-Dodgers’ games, a Bradley alum called each team’s English-language radio broadcast. Graduates of the same school have announced the same games in the past, but not very often. At least five such occasions involved graduates of Fordham University in New York. Vin Scully participated in three of these situations, says Bob Ahrens of Fordham’s campus radio station, WFUV. But Masur, the Padres announcer, points out that Bradley with 5,500 students, differs from large schools such as Fordham with an enrollment of 14,600. “It’s just funny to think of two people from a smaller school in the middle of Illinois sitting in different booths next to each other doing play-by-play,” he says. Budding broadcast journalists will continue to be nurtured by Bradley’s Department of Communication with its new concentration in sports communication. “I keep hearing of more and more kids going to Bradley with this interest,” says Masur.
It’s a rare occurrence in major league baseball when fellow alumni broadcast the same game, but two BU alumni in California are doing just that.
In the press box john mccutcheon / union-tribune
Before a recent Padres-Dodgers game at Dodger Stadium, Masur, 42, followed a schedule typical of major league broadcasters. He spent an hour plucking information on other teams from the Internet. Then he arrived at Dodger Stadium at 3 p.m., four hours before game time. In the stadium press box, Masur sat two open-air broadcasting booths away from Steiner. They viewed the field perched above the second level of stands behind home plate. Rows of luxury boxes flanked them, extending from the press box down the foul lines to the left and right field corners. The announcers worked at the lower bench in each booth. In front of them were a laptop, scorecard, TV monitor, and pages of facts about the Padres and Dodgers. Behind the broadcasters, an engineer monitored a control board. Shortly after he arrived, Masur studied the facts provided by the team and copied notes onto his self-designed scorecard. The Padres’ staff maintained contact via text messages and e-mails. A press-pass hanging from his neck, Masur headed for the Padres’ locker room. He needed to tape a three-minute interview with pitcher Jake Peavy for the pregame show. Masur walked to the dugout for Padres’ manager Bud Black’s press conference. He returned to the booth and transferred more notes, and then visited the press box dining room for a take-out dinner. Once the game started, Masur worked three innings of play-by-play and four innings as the color analyst with broadcast partners Ted Leitner and Jerry Coleman. Masur says he would not be in the broadcast booth if not for his Bradley experience. continued
Charley Steiner ’71 chats with one
of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ most colorful fans. Below, Andy Masur ’89 prepares for a Padres game at PETCO Park in downtown San Diego. Visit dodgers.com and padres.com to hear each announcer.
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“Bradley had that cachet that helped when you applied for an internship,” he says. His first internship was at Peoria radio station WMBD. After graduation and several more Peoria jobs, he hosted the Chicago Cubs pre- and post-game shows from 1999 to 2006. He began broadcasting Padres games in 2007. In San Diego, people who discover his occupation are surprised. “Usually they say, ‘That’s cool. You mean you sit up there and talk on the radio?’ ” he says. ”But it opens a can of worms because everyone wants to ask your opinion of the team. Lots of people think they should be doing it [your job]. And they think that they could do it better than you. [They think] that you show up five minutes before a game, crank open the mic, start talking, and leave five minutes after the final out.” But those critiques don’t diminish his enthusiasm. “If the season doesn’t start well,” he says, “You think, ‘It’s April and we’ve got five months to go.’ Then you think that you’re one of only 60 people doing this. And it really isn’t work. It’s time-consuming, but it’s not work. That kind of gets you through. You’re still being paid to watch baseball.”
Steiner’s career Like Masur, Steiner started his career at the campus radio station. In those days, he says, the radio station was one small room. “But for me that didn’t matter. That room could have been Radio City Music Hall because I could start yakking on the radio.” Steiner, 60, broadcast Bradley basketball and baseball
games on the station and moved on to WIRL radio in Peoria. Eventually, he won two Emmys at ESPN and broadcast New York Yankees games on radio for three years. When he arrived in Los Angeles in 2005, the Dodgers’ TV announcer was Vin Scully, who had been announcing Dodger games since 1950 in Brooklyn. The American Sportscasters Association voted Scully the top sportscaster of the 20th century. Nevertheless, Steiner says he doesn’t worry about being compared to Scully. “I get to be on the Dodgers’ broadcast team, and in the next booth is the guy I wanted to be like when I was a kid,” Steiner says. “You’d be hard pressed to get a compelling argument that he’s not the best who’s ever done this. I can’t be another Vin. Nobody can be another Dylan. No one can be another Beatles. My dad told me years ago that you can only control what you can control. All I can do is be the best that I can. Hopefully, that’s good enough. So far in my career, it has been.” It helps that Steiner loves what he does. “In New York where I grew up,” he says. “I was taught that after a victory, you should feel joy, satisfaction, or elation. When I was with the Yankees, because of the pressure from George [Steinbrenner], the media, and the fans, the attitude was one of relief. And that wears on you after awhile. “Oh, and by the way, it’s sunny and 72 degrees every day here. I enjoy a good blizzard like everyone else, as long as I watch it on the Weather Channel. That old cliche about livin’ a dream — I’m doing it.”
major league fun in the minors By Gayle erwin McDowell ’77 Rich Jankowski ’83 and his family returned from Fourth
Every ballpark Rich Jankowski visits has its own page in an everexpanding notebook. The season ends in September for minor leaguers, but Rich will begin planning his family’s 2010 trips in November. As chapter contact for the Philadelphia alumni club, he tries to attend most Bradley alumni-sponsored baseball outings.
of July weekend with 1,900 more miles on their Honda minivan and five ballparks added to an already-long list. By Labor Day, the New Jersey family had attended minor league games at 125 ballparks across America. Their hobby of watching games between teams with fun names like Mud Hens, Lugnuts, Biscuits, and River Dogs began in 2001. Stadium #68 was O’Brien Field to watch the Peoria Chiefs. That was in August 2006. By June 2008, the Jankowskis were in the stands at their 100th ballpark — Coca-Cola Stadium in Allentown, Pa., home of the IronPigs. Fifty-six people, many of them Bradley alumni, helped the family celebrate. Other special occasions have been marked at ballgames, as well. Rich and Debbie’s daughter, Fran, celebrated her 16th birthday this past Spring Break at a Braves game in Jackson, Miss. She and her brother, 12-year-old Joe, enjoy the excursions, according to their dad. “They like doing interesting things during the day, too,”
says Rich, a business process analyst for the Defense Supply Center, Philadelphia. The family tries to soak up the local flavor on their ballpark trips. “They would rather go to a museum than a theme park,” he comments. During their travels, the Jankowskis also have racked up an impressive tally of 34 U.S. presidents’ graves visited, as well as 30 state capitals. At an average cost of about $30 (without food) for a family of four to attend a game, Rich is convinced that minor league ball offers good entertainment value. The most memorable games for his family are when old friends are able to meet up at the event. One unforgettable game was in 2004 in Hagerstown, Md., when Rich won a trip for two to the Summer X games in Los Angeles. Part of the package was a major league game between the Dodgers and the Phillies. Even better, Rich recalls, “the Phils won!” Visit minorleaguebaseball.com for information about leagues, teams, and locations.
Decidedly a self-defined “personality person,” Dr. David P. Schmitt, Caterpillar professor of psychology, is making international headlines as he and his students analyze survey data collected from 56 nations representing six continents, 13 islands, and 28 languages. Schmitt heads the Personality and Culture Laboratory in Bradley’s Department of Psychology and is founder of the International Sexuality Description Project (ISDP). Initiated in 2000, the ISDP investigates how culture, personality, and gender combine to influence sexual attitudes and behaviors.
t’s not just the idea of asking people questions about how their personality affects their romantic relationships that Schmitt and his students find interesting. It’s also how the actual personality and sexuality variables in the International Sexuality Description Project vary across gender and culture. For example, in some cultures there are rather large personality differences between men and women, whereas in other cultures, gender differences are much smaller. This is especially true of gender differences in anti-social attitudes and behaviors (e.g., having low empathy, little compassion, and engaging in high criminality). In general, men are more anti-social than women, but ISDP research suggests this is not true across all cultures. Schmitt’s research has led him to theorize: “When resources are low and mortality rates are high, a culture can be considered under psychological stress. Both men and
women become more anti-social in those stressful environments, but the effects appear more pronounced on women. As a result, women’s anti-sociality rises to become nearly identical to men’s in
“Why are some humans dutifully monogamous while others are rampantly unfaithful?”
— Dr. Schmitt
high-stress cultures. We have about a dozen samples across Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia where women’s anti-sociality tends to be equal to men’s. A rather intriguing aspect to this is that, although men and women are more equal in terms of personality in high-stress cultures, they are most unequal in terms of socio-political
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power and socialization practices within these very same cultures.” The ISDP research attempts to understand this counter-intuitive result from an evolutionary perspective. Schmitt’s evolutionary perspective was part of a September 2008 New York Times article that received significant attention. Writer John Tierney quoted Schmitt: “When men and women are treated equally and allowed to be who they want to be, their personalities are more different than when they’re constrained. Our theory is that high stress constrains men and women’s personalities and sexualities. When the genders are allowed to be free, their ‘natural’ differences emerge.” It’s a controversial theory the ISDP is researching. In terms of anti-sociality, it may be that high empathy and compassion only emerge in women when given a chance (i.e., in low-stress cultures). “On the other hand,” adds Schmitt, “it may just be that high
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explains his interest in personality/gender
research with the following analogy: “The book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, talks about the difference between people who ride motorcycles and know how everything works and are constantly adjusting it, versus people who don’t want to know how it works. If the motorcycle breaks, they just take it to a dealer. They actively avoid learning how it works. I’m the kind of person who wants to know how things work in terms
of culture and psychology. That’s my style of living,
Visit bradley.edu/ hilltopics/go/schmitt for more information and a list of Schmitt’s publications.
and I’m comfortable with that philosophy.”
stress always mutes empathy and compassion, whereas low stress and socialization equality allow women’s positive personality facets to emerge — while men remain jerks.” Schmitt, who has taught at Bradley since 1995, wants his students to use caution when interpreting standard psychological research results. He encourages them to not employ a universalist framework and automatically assume, “This is the way human nature is. Human nature is not necessarily what we think it is based upon just the science we have right now. My goal is to excite our students about cross-cultural research and teach them to be humble and respectful of new studies coming out in different cultures.” The students in the Personality and Culture Laboratory are doing that type of exciting and perspective-expanding work right now.
Student researchers Apparently, the topic of sexuality continues to intrigue the variety of psychology students who have worked in the Personality and Culture Laboratory over the last 10 years. The department chair has never had to actively recruit students, but he does regret that probably 25 percent of potential student researchers who would add to the diversity of the discussions in the lab are not present as they are too uncomfortable talking about sexuality. Students who are politically conservative and highly religious tend to be under-represented in sexuality research, both as participants and as research assistants. Even so, with so many psychology majors (typically around 200), in the long run it isn’t too difficult for him to create a diverse group in the lab. The students selected to work in the lab are open to crosscultural exploration as they elected to work on
sexuality issues and think about their ramifications across cultures very different from our own. In the classroom, Schmitt emphasizes that much of the psychological science that has been conducted in the past has been limited to Western samples: the United States, Europe, and Australia. “So in every class I teach, I ask, ‘Would this result generalize to other cultures? Not only Eastern cultures because East Asia (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong) is very different from Africa, which is very different from Southeast Asia.’ Hunter-gatherers and foraging cultures also exist — and represent the cultural form within which ancestral humans evolved — but only a few remain untouched by the outside world. Would a study’s findings generalize to them? Probably not in a lot of cases, but it’s important for us to go further and explore why not — in what way would a student expect a psychological study conducted in the United States to produce different findings across diverse cultural forms?” Since Bradley University is revisiting its core curriculum, Schmitt notes part of what is emerging is a consensus that “our current students need to be successful at understanding the meaning of globalization, at understanding the world and its varied cultures.” Both in his classrooms and in his research laboratory, Schmitt is advocating crosscultural perspective-taking and is devoted to enhancing the respect and understanding his students have for the world’s enormous cultural diversity. This includes the multicultural variability right here in the USA.
Gender and promiscuity Empirically, Schmitt’s ISDP research shows that unrestrained or “promiscuous” mating strategies take on different forms and are prevalent at varying
levels in different parts of the world. For example, ISDP findings suggest sexual promiscuity is higher in cultures with more women than men in the local mating population — what is called an imbalanced sex ratio. “With an imbalanced sex or gender ratio,” says Schmitt, “it seems counterintuitive because we stereotype men as more promiscuous. Nevertheless, it is almost always cultures with more women than men where promiscuity and mate poaching (i.e., stealing another person’s partner) are conspicuously high.” One of the theories Schmitt considers is that when women outnumber men, the men become a scarce resource, and women have a harder time competing for them. Men in that situation are able to impose promiscuity upon the women, and the women can’t secure a long-term mate as easily because so few long-term mating men are available. “We see that not only across cultures but even within our own culture across geographic locations and across time periods in American history. Consider our inner cities where many men are in prison, or look at times of warfare in our nation’s past. When we have observed these sex ratio imbalances, our mating system has changed, creating more poaching, promiscuity, and infidelity. And so, over time within nations and across nations, we find evidence in support of this theory. It’s fascinating that a gender balance would change a mating system in a species, and it does so in a similar way in some other species, as well.”
How the survey works The study Schmitt is currently conducting has taken place over the last five years, and he and his more than 100 collaborators are close to publishing their research. It’s an arduous process. His collaborators, a team of psychologists, biologists, sociologists, anthropologists, and other researchers collect data across the globe. This is the second wave of the cross-cultural research they have completed. The first wave spanned four years from conception, to recruiting collaborators, to publication. “That’s a long time, and it takes a certain personality — my Ph.D. was in personality psychology — to be able to delay gratification this long,” says Schmitt. “You have to embody an enduring curiosity that won’t be satisfied for a few years. People who are more impulsive and are unable to delay gratification typically don’t become science professors. I suppose that can make us appear a little boring, though.”
Half of his collaborators enter data at their own research site and send Schmitt an SPSS data file. The other half mails research surveys directly to Bradley where the data are entered in the Personality and Culture Laboratory. All of the survey responses are then cleaned, collated, and thoroughly analyzed. “One way I entice or reward my collaborators is to publish with them,” says Schmitt. “Psychological researchers want to publish in the major high-impact journals listed in PsycInfo®. Publishing frequently with my collaborators provides a large incentive to them.” All questionnaires, though written in dozens of languages, are formatted the same and focus on the same personality traits and sexual behaviors. Schmitt and his colleagues simultaneously administer the surveys to college students and communities worldwide. Despite some language barriers, students know a certain series of questions must be entered in a certain column in the database. Difficulties can emerge in languages that run right to left, but Schmitt’s students have dutifully persisted and have done amazing work in data entry, statistical analysis, and co-authoring numerous journal articles with him. Considering personal relevance, how does being a husband and father color his research? “In terms of the romantic relationship research, I talk to my wife, Ann, all the time about theories and surveys I’m creating; I think of her as a partner in my scientific enterprise. Ann is not a trained psychologist enmeshed in all the theories and empirical techniques we use to measure things. But she provides me with a critical resource — intelligent common sense. Sometimes I struggle for weeks with a research problem and after talking with her for five minutes, she provides an insightful solution by having an intelligent common-sense perspective. My family is familiar with my cross-cultural research studies and thinks it’s pretty normal to know that when in a stressful environment, anti-social tendencies become higher and genders differ across cultures in predictable ways. Sometimes, though, my family does ask me to stop analyzing everything.” For more information on cross-cultural research and sexuality, visit: Society for Cross-Cultural Research at sccr.org; International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology at iaccp.org; Center for Cross-Cultural Research at ac.wwu. edu/~culture/index.htm; World Association for Sexual Health at worldsexology.org/about.asp.
Mate poaching on island nations is higher than on non-island nations, according to Dr. David Schmitt. He and his collaborators believe it has to do with the limited pool of potential long-term mates where islanders are almost forced into poaching. “When the potential mates are low, the desirable mates are taken early.”
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HARTMANN turns 100 By gayle erwin mcdowell ’77
A massive Gothic limestone building that sits in the heart of campus has had more roles than most century-old structures. Some know it as a stylish theater and gallery, while other alumni remember a gymnasium covered with grape ivy. For GIs who used it as their headquarters, it was a home away from home. Shortly before her death in 1908, Lydia Moss Bradley provided funds for the third building on the young campus. Known simply as the Bradley gymnasium for 50 years, it was named Hewitt Hall in 1959. Its namesake, Cecil Hewitt,
had a long run as track coach, starting in 1921. He became dean of the technical school, a mechanical engineering professor, and a Bradley vice president. In 1978, when the College of Communications and Fine Arts became Bradley’s newest college, a performing arts facility was a pressing need. Vacant for several years, the still-sound building was renovated and repurposed as Hartmann Center for the Performing Arts. The $2 million construction project began in February, aided by a $500,000 naming gift from the late Mary
Over the decades, the gym’s basketball courts, bowling alleys, raised indoor running track, and pool saw heavy use. Students nicknamed the swimming pool “the tub.”
At a cost of less than $75,000, the gymnasium was the third largest in the nation when it opened in 1909, a year after the death of Lydia Moss Bradley. Up to 1,200 could watch basketball there until 1925 when games were moved to the Armory.
and H.W. “Jack” Hartmann. Hartmann co-owned McDougal-Hartmann Co., which specialized in road construction. Students and area theater-goers were dazzled by the Hartmann Center when it opened in September 1979. Man of La Mancha was the first of several hundred plays and musicals that have been staged since in the 280-seat Meyer Jacobs Theatre. To view a slideshow from 1908 to 2009, visit bradley.edu/hilltopics/go/hartmann.
Social events, such as banquets (shown in 1911) and after-the-game dances, were set up on the basketball court. In the early ’50s, students had P.E. classes in the gymnasium, while courses like shorthand, typing, hygiene, and first aid were also scheduled there.
The place to buy tickets … and books. In 1949, Bradley’s first university-run bookstore opened in the building’s annex, a Quonset hut that contrasted sharply with the Gothic architecture. During both World Wars, the gym was used as barracks and officer headquarters.
scott cavanah, mfa ’04
Hewitt Hall’s athletic facilities were used almost daily until the brand new Haussler Hall opened in 1975. With the nation in the grips of an energy crisis, Hewitt was shuttered for the next few years. The onceproud structure became something of an eyesore, accounting for the unflattering nickname, “Termite Tavern.”
Funding for the theater came from the late MEYER JACOBS ’39, a local bank president and Bradley Trustee. As a student athlete, Jacobs had been quite familiar with the building. Prior to the opening of the Meyer Jacobs Theatre, Bradley actors performed at the Carousel Playhouse, a converted storefront near Main and University. Pre-1970 performances were staged in Neumiller Chapel and the Field House. Below: Hartmann was further modernized in 2007 with the addition of fiber optics and Internet2, allowing Bradley to win a prestigious IDEA Wave of the Future award for its production of The Adding Machine.
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DORIS WILCOXON LARKE ’53
received the 2009 Woodruff High School faculty appreciation award. She retired from teaching in 1990, then volunteered in adult education for 15 years. She holds a master’s degree from Illinois State University. Dodi lives in Peoria.* DORIS WILCOXON LARKE ’53
dan fergus ’73
GEORGE PINTAR ’55 and his
wife Jean own A Perfect Fit, an alterations shop in Las Cruces, N.M. George holds a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University. His 29-year career in education included 14 years with the Illinois State Board of Education. He also served as director of the Chamber of Commerce in Deming, N.M. George is president of a nonprofit organization promoting tourism in southwestern New Mexico and northwestern Chihuahua. The Pintars live in Las Cruces and are the parents of eight children.
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General JOHN SHALIKASHVILI ’58 HON ’94 is leading a fundraising campaign for the American Lake Veterans Golf Course in Lakeland, Wash. The golf course was opened in 1950 as a rehabilitation facility for injured veterans. Gen. Shalikashvili was among the veterans spotlighted in a piece about the golf course on NBC Nightly News’ “Making a Difference” segment in July. Last spring, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award from Theta Chi. The award recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the United States and American life. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Clinton Administration, he is the first living recipient of the fraternity award. Visit bradley.edu/hilltopics/ go/shali to watch the NBC video.
JAY GRUSIN ’70 received
the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, marking the end of his 29-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency. After retirement, he joined SAIC, a defense consulting firm, and continues to work in the Washington, D.C. area. He and his wife Sarah live in Brighton, Mich., and maintain a residence in northern Virginia. STEVE DUNN ’71 received a first place award for editorial writing in the Better Newspaper contest, sponsored by Brehm Communications Inc. Steve is managing editor of the Daily Gate City. He and his wife Cindy live in Keokuk, Iowa. JOHN ROBESON ’71 is now an associate professor of mathematics at Mount Mercy College. He chairs the math, computer science, biology and
chemistry departments. John lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
DAN FERGUS ’73 works as a
JEFF GREENFIELD ’74 received
senior imagery intelligence analyst for the National GeospatialIntelligence Agency. In May 2007, he worked at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and a graduate certificate from Washington University. Dan played ice hockey until he was 52. He and his wife Pat live in St. Louis and have two children.*
the community service award from Professional Insurance Agents of New York Inc. Jeff is managing partner of NGL Insurance Group. He lives in Rockville Centre.
nice pear RAY KOBALD SR. ’57 is one of 12 artists whose work is featured
in a juried Sculpture in the Park event in downtown St. Charles. His 34-inch sculpture, “Nice Pear,” is on display at Mount St. Mary Park until mid-October. Ray also has sculptures in permanent collections in Geneva and in Loveland, Colo. He taught art at West Chicago Junior High School and later in Mexico. The parents of seven children, he and his wife Phyllis live in St. Charles. bradley.edu/hilltopics
PHIL PRITZKER ’75 is general manager of Outer Drive East, a 955-unit condominium complex in Chicago. Currently serving his sixth term on the Arlington Heights school board, he has been honored by the Illinois Association of School Boards and the National School Board Association. Phil and his wife Susan have five daughters and two grandsons. They live in Arlington Heights.
MIKE TOOHILL ’77 accepted a position with Coneco Engineers and Scientists Inc. as principal of its new ecological services and permitting division. Mike holds a master’s degree from Michigan State University. He is a certified professional wetland scientist and a certified ecologist. He lives in Lunenburg, Mass.
RICK PIERSON ’78 recently
visited Cambridge University to conduct research, attend lectures, and meet with doctoral candidates. Rick is an associate pastor at the Evangelical Free Church of Naperville. He holds a master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He lives in Naperville.
by Nancy Ridgeway
STEVE FRYKHOLM ’65 is known for the posters he has created to
promote the annual employee picnic at Herman Miller in Zeeland, Mich. The office furniture company’s vice president/creative director not only has posters on his employer’s walls, but his work is on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution. Last year, he was asked to submit artwork for another venue. His congressman and former co-worker turned to Steve when first lady Laura Bush asked members of Congress to choose an artist to design an ornament representing their districts. Steve, who sports a Santa-like beard, covered an opaque plastic ball with blue and silver snowflakes to represent the snowy West Michigan winters. The ornament hung on the Blue Room Christmas tree, considered the focal point of White House holiday celebrations. Recently, Steve was invited to judge the Smithsonian National Design Awards. The awards, presented since 2000, are given in categories of lifetime achievement, architecture, fashion, product, and communications. “It was an exciting and energetic two days, very inspiring,” he says. Judging occurred at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City. Steve has been with Herman Miller for nearly 40 years. He and his wife Nancy Phillips live in Belmont, Mich.
mlb official scorer STEVE WELLER ’77 recently celebrated his 15th anniversary as the official scorer for the Texas Rangers. Steve was the press officer for the U.S. baseball team in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, and was president of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. He worked for 24 years in collegiate sports information, including a year as an assistant at Bradley. Steve now is director of athletics at Parker College in Dallas. He and his wife Barbie live in Irving. They have five children.
TIMOTHY COLLINS ’80 is
director for major accounts at Ansaldo STS USA, formerly known as Union Switch and Signal. He holds an MBA from Loyola University. Tim and his wife Mary have three children and live in Glenview.* LARRY GROGAN ’80 received the credit executive of the year award from the National Association of Credit Management Midwest. Active in NACM for nearly 20 years, Larry is past chairman of the board and has been an instructor. A certified credit executive, Larry is a credit analyst for BP. He lives in Glendale Heights.
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THOMAS GAFFEY ’81 retired
in June from the U.S. Postal Service. He worked in a variety of
engineering positions for USPS before being appointed postmaster at St. Anthony, Idaho. He is a 10K and half-marathon runner. Tom lives in Rexburg, Idaho.
ROBERT CHESTER, MBA ’82
has been appointed regional director of the National Labor Relations Board’s office in Pittsburgh.
He had been regional director in Minneapolis since 2006.
MIKE SHERIDAN ’83 has
been named executive vice president of worldwide sales for Aspect. He holds a master’s degree in computer science and telecommunications from DePaul University. Mike resides in Chicago.
timothy collins ’80
MELVIN HARGRETT ’82 and VALERIE AVERY HARGRETT ’83 were married
on March 28. He is an explosives technician and certified hostage negotiator for the Chicago Police Department. She holds a master’s degree from Roosevelt University and works as a public relations consultant. The Hargretts live in Chicago. * see photo
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STEVEN STANLEY ’83 is general manager of Continental Chrysler-Jeep in Countryside. He and his wife Joan have two sons, ROBERT STANLEY ’11 and JOHN STANLEY ’13. They live in Carpentersville.
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LYNN WIRTH DAUGERDAS ’84
TERESA BUDASI ’88 received
is a self-employed communications consultant, focusing on benefit communications strategy and design. She recently completed her term as president of the Bradley Forensics Alumni Network. Lynn and her husband Dave live in Palatine with their son.
the James C. Friend Memorial Award for literary criticism from the Society of Midland Authors. She
barbie adler ’93
CHRISTY MORAN CRAFT ’95 married David Craft on May 30. Christy is an assistant professor of student affairs at Kansas State University. She holds a doctorate from the University of Arizona. The Crafts live in Manhattan, Kan. * see photo
is books editor for the Chicago Sun-Times. She lives in Chicago.
University in July. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees in music composition from the University of North Texas. Tim, his wife Ann, and their two children live in Hays, Kan.*
TIMOTHY CROWLEY ’90 was named dean of the graduate school and assistant provost for internationalization at Fort Hays State
BRETT BERG ’91 joined New York Life Insurance Co. as a vice president in the agency department and as chief operating officer of the Nautilus Group. Brett holds a juris doctor degree from Creighton University and a master of laws degree in taxation from Capital University. Brett and his wife Evi have two children and live in Addison, Texas. SCOTT BYRD ’91 has joined Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc. as senior vice president and chief commercial officer. Scott previously worked at Eli Lilly,
JONAH RICE ’89 was appointed interim president of Southeastern Illinois College last summer. A longtime coach of the forensics program, Jonah has taught communication at SIC since 1990. He is chair of the college’s humanities division and was program coordinator of SIC’s Higher Learning Commission self-study process. Jonah and his wife Megin live in Marion with their three children.
a 4,000-mile commute across the atlantic FRED WEINTRAUB ’82 is gearing up for his sixth season of broadcasting high school football and basketball. This year will be a bit different for the Chicago native. “The commute will be a bit longer,” says Fred, the longtime station manager for Weigel Broadcasting Co., which includes WCIU-TV and Me-TV. “For the next three years I will be living in England and commuting back to prepare and produce Game of The Week.” Fred’s wife was transferred to London with her employer, BP. “But an ocean doesn’t get in the way of a good broadcast,” he adds. Part of the show’s success is the partnership between Fred Weintraub and his director, FRANK VANCE ’88. “When I hired Frank, I had no clue that he graduated from Bradley. Though we were on campus at different times, we followed the same paths, including internships at local TV affiliates while working at the campus radio station. According to Frank Vance, Fred has one goal — FRED WEINTRAUB ’82 (left) and FRANK VANCE ’88 building a show that looks as good as any network production. prepare for a basketball broadcast. Fred fondly recalls journalism classes with Dr. Paul Snider and “that red stamp with an ‘F’ for fact error. The same concept is true in live television,” he says. “There is no room for mistakes, and you can’t afford to lose credibility. As high school sports get more competitive, so do the elements of the broadcasts.” The Bradley alumni study their broadcasts and ask, “How can we make these shows a teaching experience, combining great games with educational segments that will be useful to parents and students?” Last year, Game of the Week placed wireless microphones on the basketball coaches and actually spoke to them while they were coaching. “Some of my best memories of Bradley were my time at WCBU-FM and WTVP-TV. At Bradley you learn what ‘hands-on’ producing is all about,” says Fred, a two-time Emmy winner. So, if you are watching high school sports in Chicago, or you see a network mobile unit pull up to Soldier Field, UIC Pavilion, or your high school, it just might be Game of the Week — and two Bradley grads getting ready for a live broadcast.
most recently as U.S. brand leader for prasugrel. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He and his wife KIMBERLY RAFOOL BYRD ’91 relocated from Indianapolis with their three children to Carlsbad, Calif. BARBIE ADLER ’93 is president
and founder of Selective Search Inc., a Chicago-based matchmaking firm with offices in 36 cities. She writes a column for singles in Today’s Chicago Woman and appeared on the cover of the magazine’s February 2009 issue. Barbie lives in Chicago.* GENA FILIPPINI JORDAN ’94 and her husband Craig announce the birth of their son Brady Andrew on April 1. The Jordans live in Buffalo Grove. JEFF MARTEN ’94 and his wife Brandi announce the birth of their fourth child, Kamden Jeffrey, on April 25. Jeff is a sales assistant for Country Financial and a math instructor at Lewis & Clark Community College. He holds an advanced degree in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University. The Martens live in Litchfield. JOE SPROVIERI ’94 is among 20 semifinalists in Forbes.com’s Boost Your Business competition. Joe is founder and CEO of ReadyPing, a new company that offers Web-hosted wait-list management software and customer text-message paging for restaurants. Joe, who holds an MBA from Loyola University, recently won first place in Loyola’s annual business plan competition. He lives in the Chicago area.
ALLISON CHRISTIE MUELLER ’95
and MIKE MUELLER ’96 welcomed their second daughter, Molly Rae, on February 27. The family resides in Crystal Lake. HEIDI WASSER ’95 and her husband Chris announce the birth of their daughter Kensington Brigitte on January 31. They live in San Francisco.
Customers line up (really!) on main street by joan becker cary ’79
Twenty years ago, Julie Mueller Lancia ’89 was a senior in Dr. Fred Fry’s entrepreneurship class when it clicked. Suddenly she knew what she wanted to do, and that was to own and operate her own successful shop. In 2002, after years of working for others, she did just that. Lancia and her mother, Barb Mueller, opened the JB Winterberry shop featuring home decor, gifts, and antiques in Wheaton. Over the past seven years, they have expanded twice, growing from a 700-square-foot storefront to more than 5,200 square feet in three rooms, increased employees from two (a friend and a cousin) to 16, and won prestigious industry awards. “Dr. Fry’s class was the turnaround point for me,” says Lancia, who majored in business management. “It was that class that changed it for me and made me realize exactly what I wanted to do and what I had to do to make it happen.” Lancia, who lives with her two teenagers in her hometown of Winfield, says she was always a goal setter and her Sigma Kappa sorority sisters would remember that about her. She also knew that she wanted to work her way up so that she would know every aspect of the business when she got to the top. “It is truly a time of survival of the fittest,” she says. “Being successful is about taking time to learn, doing your research, thinking outside the box, staying on top of trends, continually upping your customer service, supporting local events and charities…” Nothing in the JB Winterberry shop says “simple.” Every item is part of a creative display that combines new with old, trendy with traditional. Perhaps it is a throwback to Lancia’s minor in psychology; she is constantly striving to understand what the customer wants, and is always thrilled with finding new ways to present it. Twice each year, at the start of autumn and again before Christmas, they close up shop for four days and work 9 a.m. to 2 a.m., cleaning every shelf, moving furniture, and changing every display to put out all new merchandise. Customers line up along Main Street for the reopening. At other times they offer in-store parties, backyard barbecues, and decorating seminars. It is that kind of dedication that has been noticed throughout the gift industry. JB Winterberry was named Retailer of the Year by Country Business magazine in 2007. In 2009, the store was listed as one of 25 “Gifted Retailers” of the year by Gift and Decorative Accessories magazine, and in January 2008, they received the Chicago Merchandise Mart’s first “Retailer of the Month” award. Lancia also writes a column, “The Back Room,” for Country Business. The thought of owning your business and actually doing it well are two different things, Lancia says, and the gift business always looks easier than it is. “But if you find out that it’s what you love, and you work to be good at it, then it’s well worth it.”
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PETER CENEK ’96 received the Dr. Joan L. Sattler Endowed Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in April. He is an assistant professor of nursing at Bradley and works part-time as a clinical nurse specialist with neurosurgery at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Peter and his wife Heather live in Peoria with their three children. REBECCA HUTCHISON DYSZELSKI ’96 and her husband Christopher announce the birth of their son Collin Christopher on May 8. Becky is a clinical child psychologist for Dean Health System. The family lives in Sun Prairie, Wis. BRANDY COMSTOCK HICKERSON ’96 and KEITH HICKERSON ’96 announce the birth of Kaitlyn Josephine on May 6. Brandy is a human resource manager for BP North America. Keith is an assistant vice president of finance for Neuberger Berman. The Hickersons live in Naperville. BRIAN WIERENGA ’96 and TRISHA JORDING WIERENGA ’98 welcomed their fourth child, Natalie Kay, on November 2, 2008. Brian is an ERP systems analyst at Windsor Foods in Toluca. Trish is a part-time nurse at Methodist Medical Center. They live in Eureka.
GREGORY RASTATTER ’97 and Melissa Klein were married May 2. Greg is an attorney with Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen. The Rastatters live in Dunlap.
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DEANNA NAPIER HELLER ’98 MA ’02 and RICHARD HELLER ’01
MBA ’05 announce the birth of their KRISTEN MOCHEL ALCORTA ’01
and John Alcorta were married on September 20, 2008. They live in Alexandria, Va., where Kristen teaches ESL.
ERIN EATON MURPHY ’00 appeared on the Bonnie Hunt Show on St. Patrick’s Day. She taught five audience members how to do the traditional Irish jig and then visited with Bonnie. Erin and her sister operate Irish dance programs at two grade schools in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, and also direct a not-for-profit Irish dance ensemble. Erin earned a juris doctor degree from DePaul in 2003. She lives in Los Angeles.
president and general manager at Advanced Digital Broadcast, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. He is responsible for the Asian business operation and lives in Taipei, Taiwan. LINDA SATTLER ’98 recently received a doctoral degree from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Stanford University. She lives in Santa Cruz, Calif.*
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COREY GORMAN ’97 and KIMBERLY RUCK GORMAN ’98
announce the birth of their son, Collin Roan, on April 16. They live in Peoria. JENNIFER ABATE-O’DELL ’97 recently received a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas. She is a postpartum nurse at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center. Jennifer and her husband JEREMY O’DELL ’96 live in Manor, Texas.
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third child, Lauren Mary, on January 16. DJ is a residential mental health therapist at the Children’s Home. Richard is an IT analyst at Caterpillar. The Hellers live in Washington. DOUGLAS PIERCE ’98 accepted a position last December as vice
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AUBREY THOMPSON DEMMON ’99 and her husband Keith
announce the birth of their second son, Matthew, born May 6. Aubrey is a teacher in the Boulder Valley School District. They live in Lafayette, Colo. AMY WERNER KUO ’99 and her husband Conant announce the birth of their second daughter, Lily Rebecca, on May 3. The family lives in Rockford. DANA LIBERTON ’99 has been named assistant principal at North Kirkwood Middle School. She holds a master’s degree from Lindenwood University. Dana lives in Kirkwood, Mo. DANIEL PANATTONI ’99 and his wife
Jennifer announce the birth of their son Charles Eugenio on April 19. The family lives in Oak Park.
ROBYN BERG ’00 is an actor,
KRISTIN DOMINAK MATE ’01 and
director, and instructor. She worked extensively in Chicago and then earned a master of fine arts degree from the University of Florida. This summer, she directed Willy Wonka in Logan, W. Va., then taught at a workshop in Chicago and a fine arts camp in Michigan. She is relocating this fall to Nashville to head the acting division of the Franklin School of Performing Arts, serve as a teaching artist for the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and as an adjunct university professor.* MISSY LANE FOEGAL ’00 and her husband Michael announce the birth of their daughter Piper Avery on April 18. Missy operates a home daycare in Scottsdale, Ariz. KATHA BOLLER WILSON ’00 and her husband Trevor announce the birth of Kaylee Deborah on February 20. Katha is the manager of compliance for Walgreen Co. in Deerfield. The family lives in Waukegan.
her husband Chris welcomed their daughter Leah Elizabeth on February 3. Kristie is an eighth grade special education teacher for Plainfield School District 202. She holds master’s degrees from Lewis University and the * see photo
University of St. Francis. The Mates live in Manhattan, Ill. CATHERINE RIEBOLD NEU ’01 recently became a licensed clinical social worker. She is a family development specialist at Epworth Children and Family Services. She and her husband CHRISTOPHER NEU ’01 live in St. Louis. JOEL RUBEL ’01 and ALISON GERACI RUBEL ’02 announce the birth of Lauren Solvia on April 28. The Rubels live in Carmel, Ind. NICOLE CALLAHAN WEINACHT ’01 and her husband Tim welcomed their son Caiden Callahan on August 14, 2008. Nicole is marketing and client relations manager for Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale P.C. They live in Glen Carbon.
BRETT HEDDEN ’03 and KIRSTEn RIDDLE HEDDEN ’04 were married
June 14, 2008. Brett is a commercial loan specialist with Heritage Bank of Central Illinois. Kirsten teaches yoga at Namaste Wellness Studio in Peoria Heights. The couple lives in Mapleton.
and second grade special education teacher for the Round Lake school district, she lives in Lakemoor. CHRISTOPHER KAERGARD ’04 was promoted to deputy opinion editor of the Journal Star. Chris holds a master’s degree from the University of Illinois, Springfield. He lives in Peoria.*
MARCIE CAIN ’04 graduated BEAU DOTY ’05 coaches boys’
from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in May. Marcie lives in Springfield where she is beginning a family medicine residency at SIU. MELISSA DeWITT ’04 recently earned a master’s degree in special education from National Louis University. A first
basketball and teaches social studies at Streator Township High School. Previously he worked at high schools in Eureka and Washington. Beau worked for the Bradley basketball program as a student.
BRIAN BUFFA ’02 and CAITLIN NEAL BUFFA ’03 were married June 14,
DANIEL KIDD ’03 and NIKKI NELSON KIDD ’04 were married on August
2008. Brian is a project manager for Harmon Inc. Caitlin is a professional performer in Chicago and a narrator at auto shows. They reside in Villa Park.
31, 2008. Nikki is a senior account executive at Edelman. Dan works in transaction advisory services at Baker Tilly International. The couple lives in Chicago.
JEREMY HUSS ’05 and KATIE LOPUSZYNSKI HUSS ’05 were
DANIEL GRIMM ’06 and LEIGHA SELVEY GRIMM ’06 were married
ABBI RANDINELLI CARR ’07 and JUSTIN CARR ’07 were married
married December 6, 2008. Both are graduate students at the University of Minnesota. Jeremy is a senior business analyst at Target Corp. They reside in Minneapolis.
May 2. Danny is a recovery analyst for ACS Recovery Services. Leigha is an RN at Northwest Community Hospital. They live in Streamwood.
October 11, 2008. Justin is an account executive for Midwest Office Supply. Abbi is a cardiac nurse at Methodist Medical Center. The Carrs live in Peoria.
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BRET MARTIN ’02 and KATIE KNISS MARTIN ’02 welcomed
their daughter Gabrielle Lynne on February 18. Bret is an information technology consultant with Sense Corp. Katie is a mutual fund analyst at Edward Jones. The Martins live in Columbia, Ill. ASHLEY HANSON VAN SANDT ’02 and TREVOR VAN SANDT ’02 announce the birth of their daughter Mackenzie Shea on April 16. Trevor is section manager of value network optimization at Nissan North America. Ashley is a homemaker. They live in Nashville.
JILLIAN LUDWIG DICKSON ’05
married Brad Dickson on December 20, 2008. Jillian holds a master of fine arts degree from Clemson University. The couple lives in Lyon, France.
DEBORAH TOMCZAK HANNA ’07 and Ronald Hanna were married August 1, 2008. Deborah is a paralegal. The couple lives in Peoria.
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summer intern at the Osbrink Agency, a Hollywood talent agency. She is beginning her third year at the University of Illinois School of Law. Lauren lives in Savoy.* AMANDA DeVORE MORSE ’07 and RYAN MORSE ’07 welcomed their daughter Lexi Grace on June 14, 2008. Ryan is a construction estimator for L.J. Morse Construction. They live in Cortland. ANGELIQUE RICHARDSON ’07 received a master’s degree from the University of Michigan’s School of Information in April. She is pursuing a career in archives and records management. Angelique lives in Mascoutah. LISA HUBERMAN ’08 was an intern at the Agency for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles during the summer. She is beginning her second year in the playwriting program at Rutgers University where she is pursuing a master of fine arts degree. Last year, Lisa’s original play, “Under the Rainbow,” was performed at Rutgers. Lisa lives in New Brunswick, N.J.* LEVI OBERY ’09 produced and
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RUTH ODELL JACOBUS ’27, May 20, Peoria. She was 104. Ruth worked in a downtown dress shop for many years. A member of Pi Beta Phi, she became an oil painter and watercolorist at age 81. Many of her paintings are displayed at Proctor Endowment Home. Three sons, including JOHN JACOBUS ’56, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive.
MARGARET “PEG” KIENZLE GRANNIS ’36, May 2, Des Moines. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. Survivors include two daughters, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. HAROLD STOOPS ’36, May 20, Peoria, Ariz. Employed by Caterpillar for 36 years, he retired from the purchasing department as a steel buyer. He volunteered at all three Peoria hospitals before moving to Arizona in 1990. Harold worked at a food bank and was active in his church. He enjoyed golf and woodworking. Four children, two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren survive. LOUISE TEJEDA VIGIL ’37, June 2, Pensacola, Fla. A longtime resident of Chicago and Northlake, she was an international correspondent for Zenith Radio & Television Corp. for 25 years. Louise enjoyed knitting and gardening. Two children, four grandchildren, and a great-grandson survive. Also surviving are her sisters ESTHER TEJEDA ’41, ANTOINETTE “TONI” TEJEDA ’46, and THERESA TEJEDA YEPEZ ’49.
declined professional football offers. A member of Sigma Phi, Ken also participated in tennis and track at Bradley. Two children, three grandchildren, and three great-grandsons survive. BETTE ANDRE FARMER ’44, June 10, Peoria. She was a hospital laboratory technician for several years. A member of Lambda Phi at Bradley, she sang in its chorus and with the Stephen Foster Singers. Two children, five grandchildren, and six greatgrandchildren survive. Her husband PHILIP JOSE FARMER ’50 HON ’98 died on February 25. MARJORIE JOHNSON AUSTIN ’45, June 3, West Peoria. She was a starch chemist for the USDA research laboratory until 1954 when she became a homemaker. A member of Chi Omega at Bradley, Marjorie was an accomplished watercolorist. She helped start Christmas Tree Lane at First United Methodist Church. Her sons STEVEN L. AUSTIN ’78 MSCE ’85 and JON AUSTIN ’81 survive, along with two grandchildren. WILLARD FENZ ’46, March 20, Palo Alto, Calif. A World War II veteran, he was a senior internal auditor at Lockheed. He held an MBA from Stanford. He enjoyed golf and was active in his church. Survivors include his wife Gladys, two sons, and three grandchildren. RUTHe FLECHSIG SPACHT ’46, May 15, Washington. She taught at Webster and Hines elementary schools in Peoria for 25 years. Ruthe was a past president of Chi Omega and the American
Association of University Women. She enjoyed knitting and had published a poetry book. Four children survive, including ANN-MARREE SPACHT ANDERSON ’70, as well as nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. RALPH OLSON ’47, March 14, Brunswick, N.Y. He owned and operated a jewelry store on Long Island for many years. Ralph was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. His daughter, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren survive. PHIL COOK ’48, March 10, Harlingen, Texas. KENNETH “ROCKY” ROCKHOLD ’49, April 26, Peoria. He was an award winning sales rep for Wohl Shoe Co. for 35 years, retiring as a division vice president in 1988. A World War II Army Air Forces veteran, Rocky received a Bronze Star and an Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters. His wife Joan, three children, and two grandsons survive.
PAUL “PETE” HAGAR ’50, May 10, Saranac Lake, N.J. A music teacher in Illinois and Rutherford, N.J., Pete served as president of the New Jersey Bandmasters Association. He held a master’s degree from Montclair Teachers College and had attended Juilliard in New York. An Army veteran, Pete enjoyed fishing and bridge. Surviving are his wife Linda, four children, two stepchildren, and 10 grandchildren. MILES BAKER ’51, March 4, East Ridge, Tenn. He worked for Roper Corp. in Illinois, Kentucky, and Georgia. He was a founding member of the Lake
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She helped with local family businesses through the years: Peoria Auto Parts, Ace Hardware, and Dairy Queen. Emma was a member of St. Philomena’s Catholic Church for more than 50 years. Four daughters survive, including JEANNE BARCLAY ’86 and LYNNE LISENBY ’95, along with eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. KENNETH E. OLSON ’41, July 14, Tucson, Ariz. He was the first athletic director at Maine West High School. As head football coach at Maine East and West, he compiled a 166-40 record. As basketball coach, his teams had a 139-59 record. Ken was a member of athletics halls of fame at Bradley, as well as for Illinois high school football and basketball coaches. From 1953 to 1971, he also was Des Plaines commissioner of parks and recreation. Ken was a member of Bradley’s “Famous Five” basketball team, and was the football team’s quarterback. He was named All-American, but
A trio of legendary baseball players from championship teams at Bradley died in May and June. RICHARD HAACK ’49, June 15, Nokesville, Va. Dick was a baseball and basketball player at Bradley, and a member of Sigma Phi. Inducted into athletics halls of fame at Bradley and in Hammond, Ind., he was a pitcher for the Cubs minor league team from 1946 to 1952. He retired in 1984 after 33 years as a machinist at Hadady Machine Co. A World War II Army veteran, Dick was involved in Masonic work. His wife Marjorie, their daughter, and three grandchildren survive. JACK MALLORY ’50 MS ’52, June 16, Waukegan. Jack retired from teaching in 1989, but coached baseball for 46 years. He led the high school teams he coached to the state finals four times. Jack played on the Bradley baseball team that went to the 1950 College World Series and then in the New York Yankees farm system. He had been inducted into numerous athletics halls of fame, including Bradley and Woodruff High School. A World War II Navy veteran, Jack served on the Waukegan school board and was a volunteer naturalist. Surviving are his wife Patricia, three children, a granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren. DONALD WYSS ’63 MA ’71, May 4, Dunlap. Don played on the 1956 BU baseball team that placed third in the nation. Retiring in 1994 after 24 years at Richwoods High School, Don was athletic director, dean of students, and coached three sports. He was active in Peoria’s Sunday Morning League for 35 years, where many of his records remain unbroken. An Air Force veteran, Don was a member of halls of fame in Peoria and at Bradley. Three sons and five grandchildren survive.
EMMA GRAWEY HABERKORN ’40, June 9, Peoria.
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InMemory Michigan Model Car Club. Miles was a World War II Air Force veteran. Surviving are his wife Mary Ellen, four children, six grandchildren, and five greatgrandchildren. ROBERT BUTLER ’51, April 26, Gresham, Ore. Bob retired from teaching fifth grade in 1988. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. Six children and 14 grandchildren survive. ROBERT S. COHEN ’51, June 3, Peoria. He worked in his family’s furniture business until 1970 when he founded Cohen Development Co. The company developed, owned, and managed a number of hotels and shopping centers, including Westlake Shopping Center. A Korean War veteran, Bob was active in the Rotary Club of Peoria and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He served on the local Boy Scout board, as well as Bradley’s Alumni Board. Bob was the first president of Sigma Chi at BU. Survivors include three children, a grandson, and his companion SHIRLEY HARPER ’59. MARCELLA BAYER COX ROSZHART ’51, May 22, Peoria. She was a teacher in District 150 for 30 years, primarily at Glen Oak School. She volunteered with many organizations and was a longtime member of University United Methodist Church. Marcie toured with the Hammerettes, a marimba quartet, after graduating from Bradley. Survivors include her two sons, two stepdaughters, and eight grandchildren. PAT BRADY ’52, July 2009, Reno, Nev. Pat owned the Bonanza Casino. He played three seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was an NFL All-Pro. A World War II veteran, he was a member of Bradley’s Athletics Hall of Fame. NANCY THOMPSON KIZER ’52, June 27, Morton. She retired from Illinois State University in 1985, where she taught English and served on the Dean’s staff. She earned a master’s and a doctoral degree at ISU. Nancy enjoyed bridge, dancing, and golf. Her husband Dick, two children, and five grandchildren survive. ANN BARCLAY LaFORGE ’52, May 18, Lincoln. Instrumental in starting paramedics programs in Logan County, she and her husband David operated New Holland Rescue Squad for 10 years before “In Memory” Guidelines: In Memory is written from newspaper clippings, as well as published obituaries supplied by friends and family. Bradley Hilltopics attempts to identify spouses, parents, children, and siblings who are also Bradley alumni. Submit an obituary by mailing a newspaper clipping or memory card from the funeral home to Bradley Hilltopics, 1501 W. Bradley Ave., Peoria, IL 61625.
moving to Lincoln. Ann served on the library and county housing authority boards, as well as the Central Illinois Mental Health Board. Also surviving are three children including PAM LaFORGE FOX ’76, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. CHARLOTTE RAU PHILPOTT ’53, June 5, Milford, Ohio. She had been coordinator of adult education in the Cincinnati public schools. Charlotte was a member of Sigma Kappa at Bradley. Surviving are her husband JAMES PHILPOTT ’53, four sons, and 11 grandchildren. A. WAYNE SELLMAN ’55 MBA ’58, May 3, Athens. He was an accountant at Caterpillar for 28 years. Wayne was an avid hiker. He received a Bronze Star during World War II and was honored for his work with Boy Scouts. Surviving are five children including DANIEL SELLMAN ’85, a foster daughter, and many grandchildren, great-, and great-great grandchildren. His wife ZELDA HEDDEN SELLMAN ’50 MA ’52 preceded him in death on February 5. JOHN R. JOHNSON ’56 MA ’60, May 23, Crete. John was a science teacher at Forest Trail Junior High in Park Forest. He retired in 1988. Survivors include his wife IRENE LEGG JOHNSON ’56, two daughters, and a granddaughter. MARLYN SITTON WILKINS ’56, May 24, Peoria. She was a member of Chi Omega at Bradley and its alumni board and house corporation. She was the 1955 homecoming queen. Marlyn was an active member of First Baptist Church and served on the advisory board of Illinois 4-H. She was a teacher at Academy of Our Lady in the mid ’50s. Survivors include her husband Robert, four daughters, seven grandchildren, and her sister WILLA SUE SITTON YORDY ’55. WILLARD “BILL” NORTON ’58, July 11, Kansas City, Mo. He served clients in six states with his own structural engineering firms. Bill retired in 1996, but continued to work with clients in the area. He was active in Gashland Presbyterian Church and in the community. A Korean War Army veteran, Bill was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha at Bradley. Surviving are his wife ROSEMARY THORNTON NORTON ’58, two children, and four grandchildren. WILLIAM TABORN ’58, May 18, Buffalo, N.Y. He was an engineer, then worked with plant services for the Buffalo school district, and later for the housing authority in New Haven, Conn. He was active in public affairs and served as chairman of the Erie Community College Board. An Army veteran, he was a member of Omega Psi Phi at Bradley. His wife Thelma and four children survive. JAMES HUXTABLE ’59, October 31, 2008, Peoria. Employed at Caterpillar for 33 years, Jim was a
pioneer in the field of electrical systems. He retired in 1992 as director of test and evaluation. The group he began in 1973 has grown to an organization of 1,300 people. Jim was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and an avid fisherman. Survivors include his wife Barbara, three children, and eight grandchildren. LOWELL STEPHENS ’59, Dec. 17, 2008, Littleton, Colo. Four children, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren survive.
ROBERT CLANCY ’60, Jan. 27, Ogden, Utah. He served as an executive on loan for the United Way. Bob was active in St. James Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was a Navy veteran. His wife Metta Joan, three children, and six grandchildren survive. SARAH “SADIE” HAYES, MA ’61, June 21, East Peoria. She was an elementary school teacher in District 150 for 40 years. She enjoyed bowling and gardening. Survivors include her lifelong friend Jane Hartter. JOHN WINKELMANN, MS ’61, May 20, Peru. An original faculty member at Illinois Valley Community College, he retired in 1995. Earlier, John taught chemistry in Wyoming and LaSalle-Peru. A veteran of the Korean War, he was active in St. Joseph Church and the Knights of Columbus. Four children and six grandchildren survive. KENNETH RICKEY ’62, June 28, Henry. He operated Rickey Sales and Service and other business ventures. Active in First United Presbyterian Church, Ken enjoyed flying and sailing. Survivors include two children and his mother. His wife Susan died in April. JAMES PARK ’64, June 24, East Peoria. As a Bradley student, he formed Jim Park and the Starlighters, a dance band that played for almost 50 years. He was a band and music director at seven schools in the Peoria area. Jim directed choirs and handbell choirs at three Peoria-area churches for many years. One of his bands evolved into the Peoria Heights Community Band. He also played in the Peoria Municipal Band and entertained at dozens of nursing homes. Surviving are his wife Linda, a daughter and stepdaughter, and five grandchildren. GEORGE GRAHAM ’67, April 19, Elgin. He was a vice president for Helene Curtis Industries and later for the Midwest Industrial Management Association. From 1986 to 2007, he operated InnerChange. George held a master’s degree from George Williams College. He served on the school board of Fenton High School. Three children and four grandchildren survive.
GLADYS RING ’67, April 19, Davenport, Iowa. She retired in 1974 after 17 years of teaching elementary school in Nebraska, Peoria Heights, and East Peoria. She was a lifetime member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria. Three children, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren survive. GERALD SPENCE, MA ’67, June 3, Galesburg. A clinical psychologist, Jerry held a doctoral degree from the University of Wyoming. He was a veteran. RICHARD MURRAY ’68, May 24, Escondido, Calif. Richard enjoyed woodworking and fishing. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife Patty, five children, 13 grandchildren, and two greatgrandchildren. RENEE FEIGER KIMMEL ’69, Feb. 3, Anchorage, Alaska. In 1981, Renee moved to Alaska, where she owned several businesses, including a bagel shop, catering business, and Hot Rocks healing products. Four children and a granddaughter survive. CARLANNE LOVESTRAND ’69, May 24, Peoria. She taught seventh and eighth grade at Pleasant Valley School for 25 years, retiring in 1999. She was active in her church. Four children and eight grandchildren survive. MICHAEL E. MORRIS ’69, July 5, Colorado Springs. A graduate of the Kent College of Law, he worked in the public defender’s office in Fulton County and later in Colorado. He began his own law practice in
1986 and retired in June. Surviving are his wife Carol, two daughters, and six grandchildren. HELEN GEBHARDT SEITZ ’69, May 23, Peoria. She was a teacher in District 150 for 20 years, retiring in 1989 after teaching second grade at Von Steuben School for many years. An accomplished artist, she attended the Peninsula Art School in Door County, Wis., for the past 15 years. Helen was a member of Chi Omega at Bradley. Survivors include her husband WILLIAM J. SEITZ ’49 MA ’52, six children, and 13 grandchildren.
CHARLES CAMP JR. ’73, May 28, Peoria. He worked for Caterpillar and later was an engineer at Commonwealth Edison. Charles was an Army veteran. His mother and three brothers survive. ROBERT LUCAS ’73 MA ’75, May 21, West Peoria. He was self-employed as a private investigator. Previously he was a police officer in Peoria Heights. Survivors include his wife Susan and his parents. ERMA AYERS MATSON ’73, March 4, West Lafayette, Ind. She was a teacher in Bureau Township and Manlius schools. Erma had been a board member of the senior center in Princeton. Two children and two grandchildren survive. JACK FULKERSON ’79, April 8, Old Saybrook, Conn. He helped develop the local youth football league
and assisted in coaching the high school football team until 1993. Jack was a Vietnam War Marine Corps veteran. His wife Jean, two daughters, and two grandchildren survive.
CHARLES McGREGOR ’80, May 21, Downers Grove. Chuck was an electrical engineer, automation project manager, for Natural Gas Pipeline Co. for 20 years. He enjoyed flying and riding his Harley. His wife Nancy and two children survive. C. SCOTT CARPENTER ’87, June 26, Peoria. Scott was a civil engineer with the Illinois Department of Transportation for 22 years. He was a charter member of Delta Tau Delta at Bradley. His wife MARIA TIBERIO CARPENTER ’89, their three sons, and his parents survive.
GREG MARLATT ’96, June 25, Peoria. A graphic artist at Caterpillar, Greg was also a professional artist and had played semi-professional football. Two brothers survive. GREGORY J. ROSS, MA ’96, April 11, Peoria. He retired from Caterpillar after many years as a systems analyst. He was a Vietnam War Army veteran. Three daughters survive, including ANDRIA ROSS-REDPATH ’98 and MARIAH ROSS ’02, and two grandchildren.
faculty and staff WILLIAM CLAREY ’48 MA ’51, professor emeritus of business administration, died May 18 in Peoria. He was dean of the College of Business Administration from 1954 to 1972, and was a professor until retiring in 1991. A World War II Navy veteran, he received the Frances Mergen Award for outstanding public service in 1981. He wrote a history of Bradley’s Foster College of Business in 1995. His wife Mary, five children including SUSAN CLAREY MOORE ’71, 13 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren survive. ROGER LUMAN, managing director of the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship at Bradley, died June 17. A Marine Corps veteran, he graduated from the University of Illinois Institute of Aviation and held an MBA. He began working at Bradley in 1985. A resident of Peoria, he was active in Westminster Presbyterian Church and Rotary. Surviving are his wife Marilyn and two sons, including DOUG LUMAN ’08.
DR. RITA NEWTON, professor emeritus of industrial and manufacturing engineering, died June 23 in Peoria. She held three degrees from State University of New York, Buffalo, where she was enrolled continuously for 20 years. Before coming to Bradley in 1969, she was an engineer and numerical analyst at Bell Aerospace. The first female faculty member in engineering at BU, she retired in 2000. With a gift of more than $1 million, she became a member of the Bradley Renaissance Circle in 2008. Her caregiver EUGENIA MURPHY, MLS ’97 survives. DR. JOSEPHINE PEARCE, professor emeritus of English, died January 24, 2008. She lived in Peoria. Dr. Pearce taught at Bradley from 1955 to 1983. She held a master’s degree from Stanford and a doctoral degree from the University of Missouri. DR. VINOD PRASAD, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, died on June 23 in India. He joined the faculty in
1984. Active in the design and analysis of digital systems, he held a doctoral degree from the University of London. He resided in Peoria. His wife Shobha and son SAURAV PRASAD ’97 survive. KARNI TIERNAN, lecturer emeritus of communication, died August 5 in Minneapolis. She taught at Bradley from 1988 to 2008. Surviving are two sons including XAVIER TIERNAN ’97 and seven grandchildren. DR. WILLIAM WITTE, professor emeritus of philosophy and political science, died June 16 in Metamora. He held degrees from Southern Methodist University and earned his doctorate from Columbia University. He was a World War II Navy veteran. His wife Maurine survives, along with two children, MARC WITTE, MA ’76 and Sharon Obery of the Bradley library staff, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
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September 27 San Francisco Race for the Cure, Embarcadero, 9 a.m., contact Bradley team captain eva wong ’01, 415-505-9361 or Eva.Wong@edelman.com October 4 Denver Race for the Cure, Pepsi Center, 8 a.m., contact Bradley team captain DIANE OGAN NOREN ’83, 970-377-8512 or Diane.Noren@ColoState.edu October 7 Chicago 1980–89 alumni reception, Golf Nation, Palatine, 6–8 p.m.; food, golf events, networking October 14 Chicago DuPage County event, Hinsdale Golf Club, 140 Chicago Ave., 6–8 p.m.; appetizers and cash bar October 25 Philadelphia Meet the President, home of Carolyn and ROBERT TURNER ’77 MBA ’78, Paoli, 2–4 p.m. November 27 Las Vegas Thanksgiving Weekend with the Braves, Las Vegas Invitational Challenge. Call 800-952-8258 or visit bualum.org for information.
University Events September 30–October 3 Homecoming October 1 Founder’s Day, Hayden-Clark Alumni Center groundbreaking, 1:30 p.m.
on Founder’s Day, October 1. Imagine…a place at Bradley that will always welcome you home! A place where you are enveloped by that familiar Bradley “hug” as you step through the front door — where the sights and sounds of campus days gone by bring a reminiscent smile and the promise of reliving fond memories with old friends or favorite faculty and staff. Imagine…a beautiful Hall of Pride where Bradley’s rich history can be experienced and alumni achievements showcased to inspire future generations. Imagine…sinking into an overstuffed chair near the fireplace in the library to thumb through an old yearbook, a former professor’s newest publication, or your freshman roommate’s first novel. Imagine…reuniting with old friends in the alumni ballroom, and stepping out onto the magnificent veranda overlooking the new alumni quad. Imagine…having an office for visiting alumni to use while on campus. You can be assured that your Alumni Center will be fully equipped to continue your connection with Bradley. Join us, along with BUAA President GLENN ROSS ’87 and Alumni Center namesakes JERRY ’59 and MARILYN KELLER HAYDEN ’61 and BOB CLARK ’67 and his wife Kathleen as we celebrate this grand beginning. Visit bradley.edu/spotlight/08/ alumnicenter for more information about the Clarks and Haydens. lori winters fan executive director, alumni relations
September 26 Chicago Race for the Cure, Grant Park, 8:30 a.m., contact Bradley team captain ANDY REISING ’08, 312-576-6547 or email@example.com
This fall promises to be one of the most exciting periods in Bradley history — a near-record number of incoming students, new academic programs, and progress on the new Athletic Performance Arena. We also can’t forget that the Bradley University Alumni Association (BUAA) is gearing up for the biggest celebration of its existence when we break ground on the spectacular new Hayden-Clark Alumni Center
groundbreaking Club reception
• Hayden-Clark Alumni
For more information, visit bualum.org or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 309-677-2240 or 800-952-8258.
Cheer on the BU men’s basketball team at the Las Vegas Invitational Challenge. Call 800-952-8258 or visit bradley.edu/hilltopics/go/mbbLV.
Homecoming • Sept. 30 – Oct. 3
October 22 Westlake Hall expansion groundbreaking, 4 p.m.
Save the dates: NOV. 27 & 28
Game play and reception
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R. Tippett Memorial Homecoming 5K Run • Coffee with the Coaches • Conversation with President Joanne Glasser • Tailgate party and pep rally before soccer game at Shea Stadium
Washington, D.C. Kelly and KEITH GEORGE ’95 were among the 120 alumni and guests who attended the Renaissance “Night at the Newseum” event on June 6.
Los Angeles President Joanne Glasser greets Scott Racine ’72, left, and Earl Feldhorn ’62 at the August 15 Campaign for a Bradley Renaissance gala held at the Directors Guild of America on Sunset Boulevard.
St. Louis Twenty-three incoming freshmen and their families joined St. Louis-area Bradley alumni for the 20th annual alumni picnic and student send-off. The event was held in Stacy Park on August 9.
Quad Cities More than 40 alumni, including 13 engineering graduates shown above, attended a Meet the President event June 30 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis.
Young Alumni University Lindsey Pollak, global campus spokesperson for LinkedIn, career contributor for ABC News on Campus, and author of Getting from College to Career: 90 Things to Do Before You Join the Real World, met with 25 alumni on August 4. Her topic was, “The Hidden Job Market: Using Social Networking and Other Effective Strategies to Find Job Opportunities.” The group met at the Inland Group office in Oak Brook.
BUBAA Cool Jazz Monday Thirty Bradley University Black Alumni Alliance members enjoyed a reception and jazz performance August 3 at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago.
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hayden-clark alumni center
Groundbreaking events ahead Adjoining the back of Bradley Hall, the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center is designed to welcome alumni to campus. The balcony of its third-floor ballroom will overlook a new west quad for the campus. Alumni offices, meeting rooms, a library lounge, and a workspace for visiting alumni are also planned. JERRY HAYDEN ’59 and MARILYN KELLER HAYDEN ’61 and BOB CLARK ’67 and his wife Kathleen provided lead gifts for the facility.
alumni center ceremony
October 1, Founder’s Day 1:30 p.m.
The Westlake Expansion brings major changes to a building constructed in 1897 and 1910. Designed to achieve gold certification from LEED (Leadership in Energy Efficient Design), the “green” building will feature an auditorium, classrooms, labs, and offices for the College of Education and Health Sciences, as well as the Institute for Principled Leadership. The new design provides about five times the square footage of the current Westlake Hall. Funds from the Illinois capital improvement plan make the fall groundbreaking possible.
westlake ceremony October 22 4 p.m.
Shovel used in the 1897 groundbreaking
Watch both groundbreakings live at bradley.edu.
11/8 Lewis (exhibition).......................................... 2:05 p.m. 11/13 at Brigham Young (Mtn West-MVCC Series).... 8:30 p.m. 11/15 IDAHO STATE................................................. 6:05 p.m. Las Vegas Invitational 11/22 WOFFORD (at BU).......................................... 6:05 p.m. 11/24 PRESBYTERIAN (at BU)................................. 7:05 p.m. 11/27 Oklahoma State (Las Vegas).....................................TBA 11/28 Illinois or Utah (Las Vegas).......................................TBA 12/2 at Northern Illinois.......................................... 7:05 p.m. 12/7 western carolina.................................... 7:05 p.m. 12/16 loyola.......................................................... 7:05 p.m. 12/20 at Iowa State........................................................ 1 p.m. 12/29 *at Drake..................................................................TBA 1/1 *Southern Illinois................................... 7:05 p.m. 1/3 *at Wichita State......................................................TBA 1/6 *indiana State........................................... 7:05 p.m. 1/9 *at Missouri State........................................... 7:05 p.m. 1/12 *at Northern Iowa....................................................TBA 1/16 *missouri State.................................................. TBA 1/19-20 *at Southern Illinois (subject to TV scheduling).......TBA 1/23-24 *EVANSVILLE (subject to TV scheduling)............... TBA 1/26-27 *CREIGHTON (subject to TV scheduling)................ TBA 1/30 *at Illinois State.............................................. 3:05 p.m. 2/2 *drake.......................................................... 7:05 p.m. 2/6 *at Evansville...........................................................TBA 2/9-10 *Illinois state (subject to TV scheduling).......... TBA 2/13 *northern iowa........................................ 7:05 p.m. 2/16 *at Indiana State......................................................TBA 2/20 espnu bracketbusters..................................... TBA 2/24 *wichita state........................................... 7:05 p.m. 2/27 *at Creighton............................................................TBA 3/4-7 State Farm MVC Tournament, St. Louis, Mo..............TBA
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lewis (exhibition at Ill. Central College)..... 2:05 p.m. quincy (exhibition at ICC)........................ 5:05 p.m. at Northern Illinois..................................... 7:05 p.m. Illinois-chicago (at ICC)...................... 2:05 p.m. at Illinois..............................................................TBA
Lady Rebel Round-Up, Las Vegas 11/28 Washington State (Las Vegas).................... 6:30 p.m. 11/29 UNLV or Boise State (Las Vegas)............................. TBA As of press date, the Missouri Valley Conference had not released the women’s 2009–2010 schedule. Visit bradleybraves.com for the updated basketball schedule.
The first roof truss of the Athletic Performance Center was installed August 31. Visit bradley.edu/hilltopics/ go/apcvideo to view a video spotlighting the new arena.
Home games listed in white. Men’s home games at Carver Arena. Except where noted, women’s home games are played at Illinois Central College (ICC) in East Peoria until the new Athletic Performance Center (at right) on campus is completed. Dates and times are subject to TV scheduling.
* Denotes Missouri Valley Conference game.
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Car and driver RYAN FRANEY ’09 takes DR. mARTY MORRIS ’77 MSME ’79
for a spin in the lightweight urban vehicle (LUV), built by a team of eight Bradley engineering students for their senior project. The LUV’s operating cost is about a penny per mile. Story on page 6.
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