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Five to be inducted into Centurion Society

Five Bradley graduates will be inducted into the Centurion Society during the 109th Founder's Day Convocation on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Dingeldine Music Center.

During the Convocation, the University will pay tribute to founder Lydia Moss Bradley. In addition to the induction of the Centurions, members of the Bradley community will be recognized for achievements in scholarship, leadership, teaching and service.

Founded in 1982, the Centurion Society honors alumni who have become national or international leaders in their field and recognizes them for achievements in business, public life, and their professions.

The 2005 inductees are:

Keith J. Bane '61; J.D. '68 Northwestern University School of Law; retired Vice President, Global Strategy and Corporate Development, Motorola, Inc., Schaumburg, Illinois; Bradley University Distinguished Alumnus Award 2005; former member, Bradley University Board of Trustees and University Council; Director, Nextel Communications, Inc.; member 1972-1976 Rolling Meadows City Planning Commission; member, Illinois Bar Association; former co-chair, Twinbrook YMCA fundraising campaign; Lieutenant, U.S. Navy 1962-65; awarded U.S. Navy Commendation Medal 1964.

John J. Ciardullo, Jr. '61; M.S. in Architecture '67, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Principal, John Ciardullo Associates, P.C., New York, New York; projects encompassing schools, homes, offices, libraries, parks; renowned designer of community facilities which have a significant positive impact upon communities; provides architectural and engineering services to the NYC School Construction Authority for Capital Improvement Projects; completed over 100 educational projects; served as instructor, design and structural engineering courses in the Department of Architecture at Pratt Institute; served as instructor and director, first year Planning Studio in the City and Regional Planning Department; served as Associate Professor in Architecture at Columbia University; taught Structural Engineering at Harvard University Graduate School of Architecture.

Robert J. Clark '67; MBA '74 Northern Illinois University; Director, President, and CEO, Bear Cub Energy, LLC, Denver, Colorado, a natural gas gathering and processing company; member, Board of Managers, Fluid Compressor Partners; past member, Board of Directors, Patina Oil & Gas Corporation; past member, Board of Directors, Evergreen Resources; served on the board of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association and the Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States; past President and member of the Board of Directors of the Denver Petroleum Club.

James D. Fiala '67; Founder, President-CEO, James D. Fiala Paving Company, Bolingbrook, Illinois; also President and CEO of Delcumbray, Inc. and ILS Properties, LLC; business has grown from a residential paving contractor to a major road building general contractor prequalified with the Illinois Department of Transportation, for projects in excess of twenty million dollars; past President, Illinois Asphalt pavement Association; past director, Illinois State Crime Commission; holds private pilot's license; member, American Bonanza Society.

Jerald F. Kehe '68; President, Kehe Foods, Chicago, Illinois; largest privately held specialty food distributor in the U.S., employing 1,900 individuals and 37 states; developed company into a 100% ESOP; board member, Willow Creek Association, an international association of 10,000 churches of all denominations from all over the world; past President of the Immanuel Lutheran Church; board member, World Finer Foods, past President, National Food Distributor Association.


Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist to speak at Bradley

"The Chain of Command: From 9/11 to Abu Ghraib" will be the subject of a lecture by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh on October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Michel Student Center ballroom on the Bradley University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Seymour Hersh has uncovered some of the most important news stories of our time, and in the process shown America that power, and the exercising of that power on the international stage, comes with a price. Nowhere is that more true than in his most recent bestseller, "Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib," which has made him once again a subject of national and international attention.

Hersh's work has won more than a dozen major journalism prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting and four George Polk Awards. His other books, including the best-selling expose of President Kennedy, "The Dark Side of Camelot," and "The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House," have also won major national awards and spent weeks on the bestseller lists. Hersh's lectures draw audiences into the often shadowy world where America's official foreign policy stance meets the reality of politics and power in other parts of the world. His cautionary tales reveal what happens when governments seek to operate unhindered by the checks and balances of our constitutional system. His book prizes include the 1983 National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times award for biography, and a second Sidney Hillman award, for The Price of Power. He also has won two Investigative Reporters & Editors prizes, for the Kissinger book, in 1983, and in 1992 for a study of American foreign policy and the Israeli nuclear bomb program, "The Samson Option." In 2004, Hersh won a National Magazine Award for public interest for his three pieces, "Lunch with the Chairman," "Selective Intelligence," and "The Stovepipe."

The presentation is sponsored by the Bradley University Department of Communication and the Intellectual and Cultural Activities Committee.


High-speed connectivity is subject of seminar series

Area entrepreneurs, educators, scientists, engineers, and, innovators will have the opportunity to learn more about existing and potential uses of a metropolitan high speed computer network through a four seminar series offered by Bradley University this fall.

The series, called "Imagine the Possibilities," is underwritten by a grant of $22,000 from the SBC Excelerator Program, funded by the SBC Foundation, the philanthropic arm of SBC Illinois.

"High-speed connectivity exists in Peoria and with this series we hope to spark the imaginations of people in all professions so that they can harness its potential for successful collaborative ventures throughout the community," said Chuck Ruch, associate provost for information resources and technology at Bradley.

The first program in the series will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on October 28 in Neumiller Lecture Hall in Bradley Hall on the Bradley campus. The program will include a demonstration of The Digital Cadaver Project, 3-dimensional display technology used to teach anatomy. Seating is limited. Admission is free but reservations must be made by calling 309 677-2820.

The Digital Cadaver project is a set of software applications, developed at the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse, which provide anatomy students with individual access to the Visible Human Data Set, independent imaging of anatomical features, and preservation and annotation of anatomical studies. It will be demonstrated by Dr. Steven O. Senger, Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. Michael J. McGill, Ph.D. head of the Health Sciences for Internet2, will open the program with a discussion of how high speed networking is being used in research and development around the country. Brett Harnett, Research Assistant Professor and Manager of Experimental IT for the Center for Surgical Innovation at the University of Cincinnati, will discuss robotic surgery.

The next two programs in the "Imagine" seminar series will be held on December 2, 3. For program details see Imagine (

SBC announced the grant to Bradley earlier this year. The SBC Excelerator program is the largest special grants program undertaken by the SBC Foundation, one of the top corporate foundations in the nation, according to The Foundation Center. Since 1984, SBC Communications and the SBC Foundation have contributed more than $1 billion to nonprofit organizations across the country.


Cradle Oak Press Visiting Artist exhibition opens on campus

The Cradle Oak Press presents an exhibition of the work of printmaker Daniel Britton, professor of art and senior professor of printmaking in the School of Art at Arizona State University, in the Hartmann Center gallery through November 18.

In adddition to the exhibition, Mr. Britton will present a lecture on November 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Horowitz Auditorium in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center. A reception with the artist will precede the lecture at 4:30 in the gallery.

He received his BFA and MFA from the University of Colorado in Boulder. His work is included in many public and private collections including the Corcoran Museum in Washington DC, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, The Portland Art Museum, The Haggin Art Museum, the Nelson Art Museum, the McDonalds Corporation and many others. His work has been selected in more than 150 international and national jurored printmaking competitions since 1980.

The Cradle Oak Press was created to serve the Bradley and Peoria communities as a teaching facility and conduit for access to printmaking information and experiences. Special attention is given to the visiting artist program through which artists are invited to make prints. The Press produces two editions per year, one by each visiting artist, in which students and patrons assist in production of the work.


In Memoriam

The University mourns the loss of Jack Kuntz, director of conference facilities, emeritus, who died on October 17.

Kuntz was the director of conference facilities from 1980 until his retirement in 2002. He joined the Bradley staff in 1965 as assistant director of the student center and student activities. In 1973, he was named director of conferences and manager of Robertson Memorial Field House. He earned a B.S. in business administration and a M.A. in education from Bradley. He was a member of the Bradley Chiefs Club and the St. Philomena Church Men's Club.


Bradley for Bradley campaign concludes

The 2005 Bradley for Bradley Campaign is coming to a close and seven work groups have achieved a 100% participation rate. There is still time to make your commitment and help achieve the goal of 63% participation on campus. Return your pledge today to Sisson Hall room 203.
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Jazz Ensembles to present "An Afternoon of Jazz"

The Bradley University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Dr. Todd Kelly, will present an "An Afternoon of Jazz" on Sunday, October 23, at 3 p.m. in Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Barker Avenue.

The 19-member Jazz Ensemble will perform a variety of styles, including Duke Ellington's "Happy Go Lucky Local," Gordon Goodwin's "Horn of Puente," and Stan Kenton's "The Peanut Vendor." The Jazz Ensemble is the flagship ensemble of Bradley's jazz program, and has recently performed at the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival, the Illinois Collegiate Jazz Festival, and the Rootabaga Jam Jazz Festival in Galesburg. Next summer they will perform in France, Switzerland, and Italy, culminating in performances at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival. This March, they will host the Bradley University Jazz Festival with guest artist Chris Vadala.

The Jazz Lab Band will perform "Hallelujah I Love Her So," "Doxy," "Motor Mouth," and "Splanky."

Dr. Kelly, assistant professor of music, directs the Bradley Jazz Bands and Jazz Combo, teaches studio trumpet, and serves as the advisor for the Music Business program. He is in demand throughout the Midwest as a soloist and clinician.

Tickets are $5 and admission is free for students. The concert is part of Bradley's Music Scholarship Concert Series. Tickets are available at the Cultural Events Box Office in the Hartmann Center on the Bradley campus Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m or by calling 677-2650.


Scandinavian Marimba Soloist at Bradley

Kai Stensgaard, one of the first Scandinavian musicians to approach the marimba as a serious solo instrument, will perform a recital on Thursday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Barker Avenue. Admission is free.

Stensgaard has toured extensively and given more than 3000 concerts in northern Europe, the United States, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, and has appeared on numerous radio and television broadcasts.

He has produced four CDs displaying the marimba's myriad textures. His first CD "Marimba Classic," consisted of transcriptions of classical music for marimba. His second CD "Ballet in Dark" is a collection of newly composed marimba music, including a composition for marimba and symphony orchestra, by Martin Knakkergaard. This piece was later choreographed for performance on the stage by a dancer from the Royal Danish Ballet. His third CD "Singing Wood" is inspired by Central American folk music as well as displaying a wide range of Kai Stensgaard's performance repertoire. Among this repertoire are several pieces featuring the six-mallet grip, in which Kai Stensgaard is a specialist. On his fourth CD "Calabash" he is playing duo with the Danish saxophone player Jakob Mygind.

For more information call 309-677-3009.


Alumni Showcase Concert featured during Homecoming

The Bradley Music Department will present an Alumni Showcase Concert as part of Bradley Homecoming Week activities on Saturday, October 29, at 3 p.m., in the Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Bradley Avenue. The concert is free and open to the public.

Featured on the recital will be the Lydian Woodwind Trio and the Alumni Chorale under the direction of Dr. James Rimington.

Dr. James Rimington, a 1972 graduate of Bradley, earned his master's degree and a Ph.D. in educational administration at the University of Illinois. He directed the choral music program at J. D. Darnall High School in Geneseo for 18 years and directed choirs at Eastern Illinois University and at Valdosta State University in Georgia. He has been director of the choral program at Pekin High School since 2000. He has also served as President of the Illinois Music Educators Association.

The members of the Lydian Woodwind Trio met while attending Bradley and became friends while playing in various ensembles and as active members of Sigma Alpha Iota, the national women's music fraternity. The name of the ensemble refers to a particular musical mode but also pays tribute to Lydia Moss Bradley, the founder of Bradley University.

Members of the Trio are:

Kristy Papak Domico '01, clarinet, teaches 5th-8th grade band and jazz band in Mount Prospect, District 59, and is instrumental music curriculum coordinator. She continues to teach private clarinet lessons and is working toward her master's degree in educational leadership through Concordia University.

Anthea Halsey '03, flute and oboe, is the patron services coordinator for the Rockford Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of the Rockford SAI alumni chapter, teaches private flute and oboe lessons, and is a regular substitute player for Rockford area performing ensembles.

Beth Emme Lyons '03, flute, is teaching 5th-8th grade band at Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School after teaching general music for two years in Palos Heights. She is a member of the Oak Park Concert Choir and enjoys teaching private flute and piano lessons.


Alumnus to give McCord Lecture

The CEO of OutlookSoft Corporation Phil Wilmington of OutlookSoft Corp. will give the McCord Lecture at Bradley University on November 2 at 10 a.m. in the Marty Theatre in the Michel Student Center.

Wilmington, a Bradley alumnus became Chief Executive Officer of OutlookSoft Corporation in March of this year. OutlookSoft is the leading provider of unified, real-time corporate performance management solutions (CPM) powered by the Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform. He oversees the strategic direction of the company, focusing on the continued expansion of the business.

Prior to joining OutlookSoft, Wilmington spent twelve years at PeopleSoft. Serving as executive vice-president of the Americas and then as co-president, he helped drive PeopleSoft's growth from $25 million to more than $2.7 billion in revenues and earned a reputation for his expertise in successfully growing a company.

Mr. Wilmington received his bachelor's degree in marketing and business administration from Bradley in 1979.

The McCord Lectureship was established by the officers and directors of Illinois Mutual Life and Casualty Company on July 31, 1990, in honor of Robert A. McCord upon his retirement as chairman of the board of the company. The lectureship brings prominent business executives to campus to meet with student groups and business professionals from the community to discuss managerial and organizational applications.


Todd Kelly Quintet to perform at Bradley

The Todd Kelly Quintet will perform a concert on Tuesday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Barker Avenue on the Bradley University campus. Admission is free.

Members of the Quintet are:
Todd Kelly, trumpet and flugelhorn
Steve Heinemann, saxophones
Joe Metzka, guitar
Tim Brickner, bass
Tom Marko, drums

They will perform several original compositions, including Todd Kelly's "Con Man," "Cajun Calypso," and Steve Heinemann's "Janus" and "A Minor Ballad." They will also play jazz classics including "Star Eyes," "Just in Time," and Tom Harrell's "April Mist."

Dr. Kelly is assistant professor of trumpet and director of jazz ensembles at Bradley. He teaches trumpet and jazz improvisation, and secondary music methods, and serves as the advisor for the music business program. He maintains a busy performing schedule in the Central Illinois area as a member of the Todd Kelly Jazz Quintet and as a freelance jazz and classical musician. He is the musical director of the Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra, a big band comprised of seventeen of the finest musicians from the central Illinois area. Recently, he has been touring with Indian tabla artist Sandip Burman, and their CD, "Sandip and Friends" will be released in February. He has backed such performers as Wayne Newton, Jerry Lewis, Charo, the Fifth Dimension, and Chubby Checker.

For more information, call 309-677-2597.


Poet Laureate to be featured on Chicago television

Kevin Stein, Bradley professor of English and Poet Laureate of Illinois will be profiled on Arts Across Illinois, a half hour television program produced by WTTW in Chicago and aired on PBS stations throughout the State. The program will air in the Chicago area on Friday, November 4, at 9:30 p.m. on WTTW. The program will air on WTVP, channel 47 in Peoria at a later date. Watch local listings.

For more about Arts Across Illinois see Arts(


Of Note

Roberson recognized by admissions counseling organization

Nickie Roberson, associate provost for enrollment management, was recognized with the Gayle C. Wilson Award by the National Association for College Admissions Counseling at the organization's national conference on September 22 .

She received the award in honor of her devotion to students and her leadership within the association. The award, NACAC's highest member tribute, recognizes an individual who, over a period of years, has performed outstanding service to NACAC, the counseling profession and the community. The award is named for Gayle C. Wilson, an outstanding leader who dedicated his life to counseling and assisting students in attaining their educational goals.

Bradley named Distinguished Affiliate of The Washington Center

Bradley University was recognized as a Distinguished Affiliate by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars at the organization's 30th anniversary celebration at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington on September 27. Bradley is one of only thirty institutions honored in this way by The Center which has worked with more than a thousand colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.

Bradley was cited as "one of the schools doing the very best job of making available to their students the opportunities the Center offers."

The Washington Center is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that provides selected students internship-centered academic semester and summer programs in the nation's capital. Nearly 80 Bradley students have participated in The Center's programs in the 10 years that Bradley has been an affiliate.