Message from the President

November 19, 2013 - 12:20 p.m.

Dear Campus Community,

As cleanup continues in Washington and surrounding areas, I would like to share with you the many ways the Bradley community can assist in the disaster relief efforts. Offers of assistance continue to abound from our generous students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The University is collecting monetary donations for the victims of Sunday’s tornadoes at the Student Activities Office, 141 Sisson. Cash, checks and even spare change will be accepted. Please make checks out to the American Red Cross, with Central Illinois Tornado Response in the memo line. Funds will be collected until noon Monday.

Starting today, the University will hold a supply drive at the Markin Center. Items accepted are toiletries, bottled water, Gatorade and non-perishable food items such as granola bars, Clif bars, crackers, cereal and macaroni and cheese. The drive ends Monday.

Also this week, the campus is invited to make “comfort blankets” for the children affected by the tornadoes. Stop by the Student Center, room 5, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. all week to participate.

We will have details soon on how the Bradley community can help with cleanup efforts. Right now, first responders are still securing the scene in Washington, Pekin and East Peoria. Once crews determine it’s safe for volunteers, the University will begin coordinating such efforts. Until then, please don’t go out on your own to the disaster sites. Students, faculty, staff and local alumni interested in volunteering can contact the Lewis J. Burger Center. You will be added to our volunteer list and when opportunities are available we will contact you.

I urge students in need of counseling to call University Counseling Services at 677-2700.

For the most up-to-date information on ways the Bradley community can help, check bradley.edu/tornadorelief.

I remain very humbled by the compassion and concern our students, alumni, faculty and staff have demonstrated for each other and the many others affected by this weekend’s tornadoes. It makes me incredibly proud to be a member of the Bradley family.

In sincere appreciation,

Joanne K. Glasser
President