Being Successful and Making the Most of the Bradley Experience   

Tuesday, September 9th

Bradley Hall, Fourth-floor Lounge 7:30

Reserve by Monday, September 8th

 This is a special first event for freshmen. Top junior and senior Honors Program students will share their ideas to help you make the most of your experience at Bradley University. It will be a great chance to meet other freshmen in the Program, to ask questions of those who walked in your shoes just a few years ago, and to hear ideas that will help you get off to a strong start. Free event with snacks provided. Reserve your place by contacting Debbie in the Honors Office (dad@bradley.edu, extension 3283, or stop by Bradley Hall 295).


Campus Walk                                  

Sunday, September 28th 

Departing from the Student Center at 4:00 p.m.                 

Reserve by September 25th

 Generations of gargoyles and a prodigal one-of-a-kind sundial. A forgotten baseball field and a time capsule. Stories of murder, memorials, and mistakes. Enjoy a one-hour walk about campus with Theatre Arts Emeritus James Ludwig to take a closer look at his favorite outdoor sculptures that you have often passed, but not yet really seen. Bring a friend and your camera, wear walking shoes, and hope for clear skies. Headphones will be provided; bring ear buds if you wish. This will be a great chance to get to know our campus. It’s a free event, but you’ll need to reserve places by September 25th. Contact Debbie in the Honors Office (Extension 3283, dad@bradley.edu, or stop by Bradley Hall 295)


Hi, Everyone,

Below you’ll find information about Honors housing and four of our spring events. In the coming weeks, I hope to add an additional event or two, announce our first Honors study-abroad experience, and send information about Fall classes and registration. 

Hope you’ll spend some time this semester in the new Honors Lounge, 295 Bradley Hall. Feel free to grab a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate on the run, or linger for a while to study or talk with friends between classes.

With all best wishes for a great semester,

Dr. Dzapo

Sign Up Begins March 3rd for Honors Housing

I’m happy there’s so much enthusiasm for the Honors Floor. We have budgeted extra for events and enhancements to the floor, so I’ll be looking for your ideas this spring and summer. Please feel free to gather a group of friends and block rooms together. We’ll offer early move-in and help getting things into your rooms, of course. And, if you're interested in living on the floor but want to live with someone who’s not in the Program, the two of you can still room together on the Honors Floor. We want to be an inclusive group!

Recent Events:

Keyboard Conversation with Jeffrey Siegel: Music of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff

Tuesday, April 8th 6:30

Reserve by noon, April 1st with an email to Debbiedad@bradley.edu

Honors students free/guests $4.00 with reservation

Jeffrey Siegel is a world-renowned pianist famous for virtuoso performances combined with lively commentary. You need not have any knowledge of classical music to enjoy the evening: Mr. Siegel will introduce you to the composers and the works he will perform. We’ll meet on campus for one of our special dessert buffets (Yes, Oreo Cookie Bash, Big Blitz with Snickers, and other favorites) during which time Mr. Siegel will join us for a pre-concert chat. We’ll then walk over to Dingeldine Music Center to enjoy his performance. This promises to be among the finest musical events to hit our campus in years!

Lessons Learned During a Career of Leadership

Wednesday, March 26th

6:30 p.m. Informal Honors dinner with remarks by Dr. Lex Akers, Dean, Caterpillar College of Engineering, Fourth-floor Lounge, Bradley Hall

7:30 p.m. Presentation by Mr. Lance, Hayden-Clark Pavilion

Reserve by March 25th with an email to Debbie: dad@bradley.edu

Bradley University graduate Howard Lance returns to campus to speak about his diverse career since completing an industrial engineering degree at the University. Given his experience as CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Harris Corporation, as a member of President George W. Bush’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, and now as an executive advisor at The Blackstone Group where he works with select portfolio companies to enhance their business strategy, operational excellence, and organizational development, he will speak effectively about leadership and the development of a successful career in business, information technology including health care and global communications, and construction. Please join us at 6:30 for an informal dinner and an introduction by Dr. Lex Akers, Bradley’s Dean of the Caterpillar College of Engineering, after which we’ll walk to the Alumni Center for an engaging and informative talk by one of Bradley’s very successful graduates.

That All-Important Interview

Friday, February 28th  4:30, Fourth-Floor Lounge, Bradley Hall

Reserve by February 24th with an email to Debbie: dad@bradley.edu

As Human Resources Manager for a division of Caterpillar, Alice Winget interviewed hundreds of candidates for important positions at the Fortune 500 Company’s world headquarters. Who got the job and who didn’t? What made the difference? She will join us to provide insights from the employer’s perspective. Don’t miss the chance to connect with this extraordinary woman whose years of experience will help you prepare for professional and graduate school interviews. 


Dr. Phil Jones: The Most Unforgettable Character I Ever Met

Tuesday, February 18;  7:15 Fourth-floor Lounge, Bradley Hall

Reserve by February 14th with an email to Debbie: dad@bradley.edu

Dr. Jones will present a special talk for this semester’s “Nibbles and Notables” event. Borrowing from the popular, long-running series, “The Most Unforgettable Character I Ever Met,” he will speak about a special character and contemporaneous events from his early years in West Virginia. It promises to be a great evening with one of Bradley’s favorite professors.