Hilltop Happenings

October 6 - October 9

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10 Fun Activities to Do This Fall

  1. Bake an apple or pumpkin pie

  2. Go for a hayride

  3. Get lost in a corn maze

  4. Carve your own pumpkin

  5. Watch Hocus Pocus with your friends

  6. Go to a Haunted House and make it all the way through

  7. Watch Football at home

  8. Create your Halloween costume

  9. Shop for new fall clothes

  10. Watch ABC Family's Halloween marathon
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Thursday, October 6

Orchesis Dance Company Bake Sale
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Michel Student Center
Rachel Kendziora (rkendziora@mail.bradley.edu)

Stop by the Student Center for cupcakes, cookies, and brownies. Proceeds help fund the Orchesis Dance Company.

Foster College Mission/Vision Discussion
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Visual Voices Lecture - Sophie Ansell
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Caterpillar Global Communications Center - Horowitz Auditorium

Join us Thursday October 6th for a Visual Voices Lecture featuring Sophie Ansell. Ansell is a London based artist who will be living and working in Peoria IL for two months of the Fall 2016 semester while serving as a Bradley University Visiting Artist.

Learn more about the artist online at: http://sophieansell.com/

LAS Student Fellowship Colloquium

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Michel Student Center - Ballroom
Trish Blattenberger (trish@bradley.edu)

Join students Emily Walsh '17, Andie Miller '17 and Kaydra Bui '17 as they share the findings of their summer research, conducted with funding from the LAS Summer Undergraduate Research and Artistry Fellowship Program.

Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, October 7

BUPD Vacant House Watch
12:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Officer S. Savage at Bradley University Police Department (ssavage@bradley.edu)

The Bradley Police Department invites members of the Bradley community residing in the near off-campus neighborhoods to register their residences with the Vacant House Watch prior to leaving campus for Fall break. During the break, police officers will monitor vacant residences daily as part of their routine patrols. Participants should contact the BUPD at 309-677-2000 to arrange for an officer to meet at the participant's home to register the property. Officers are available 24/7 to complete the registration process. The information provided to the police will remain strictly confidential. The Vacant House Watch program has been successful in reducing the number of burglaries in the area and helps make the campus and near off-campus neighborhoods safer during vacation periods or extended absences.

Those leaving vehicles on campus during break periods are encouraged to park in the Main Street or Duryea Avenue parking decks for greater security. During breaks, no permit or fee will be required.

To stop mail delivery, contact the USPS at https://holdmail.usps.com/holdmail/.

Fall Submission Deadline for Bradley Teaching Excellence Grant Proposals
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cathy Konrad (ctel@fsmail.bradley.edu)

Foster College Mission/Vision Discussion
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Saturday, October 8

Fall Recess (Residence Halls remain open)
October 8 - 11

Residence Halls remain open during Fall Recess.


LAST CHANCE! Bradley University Woolly Threads SALE ENDS TONIGHT
University Tees flash sale of Limited Edition Bradley Woolly Threads sweaters ends today! Click the link below and order a comfy, cozy Woolly while you still can! https://billz.universitytees.com/bird_banks/12025/signups/new

Bookstore Sale*

Buy One Get One 50% off entire stock of women's clothing. October 4 – 6!

Please join the Counseling Center Staff and stop by the Student Center Atrium next Thursday, October 6, 2016, from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, for National Mood Screening Day! Bring your friends and take a brief survey to determine your stress level before you leave for Fall Break. Fill out a survey, receive free candy, a free 'MOOD' pencil, and a chance to win gift cards to Walmart!

J-Term '17 News
View the J-Term '17 schedule of classes online beginning October 7 at bradley.edu/winterclasses. Earn up to 4 semester hours during this 2-week term that meets January 3 - 16, 2017. Courses are available online or on campus. Many core and gen eds available too!

The Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation** will host the next Brave Pitch competition on October 18, at 5:30 p.m., in 130 Westlake Hall. Students will have three minutes to pitch their idea for a new product, service, innovation, or solution to a social problem. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three pitches in the amounts of $250, $100, and $50.

To enter, email a brief description of the idea by October 11 to: kenk@bradley.edu. For tips on preparing a pitch, go to: http://bradley.edu/academic/schools/turner/action/bravepitch/.

Get Fit, Stay Fit is looking for a new intern!**

We are looking for a student who is passionate about health and wellness as well as our program as a whole. As a Get Fit, Stay Fit Intern, you will: - Contribute creative ideas to educate the Bradley community about health and wellness - Maintain GFSF’s social media - Assist in planning Events (specifically, the annual Fit Fair) - Advertise GFSF (LateNight BU, Activities Fair, Monthly Events) - Learn the GFSF point tracking system - Develop an overall understanding of the program of Get Fit, Stay Fit - Four office hours will be required weekly and attendance at GFSF events Freshman and Sophomore applicants are preferred although, Juniors are welcome to apply. If interested or have any questions, please submit your resume/questions to eithertfaulkner@mail.bradley.edu or ebook@mail.bradley.edu. We will be accepting resumes until October 7.

Safe Zone Training
Celebrate LGBTQ+ Awareness Month this October! The Office of Diversity & Inclusion & Common Ground Presents Safe Zone Training! This 2 part training workshop will give students, faculty, and staff a better awareness and understanding of LGBTQ+ people & how you can support them as non-judgmental and affirming allies. Phase 1 training will take place on October 18th from 12-2pm and 5-7pm. Phase 2 training will take place on October 20th from 12-2pm and 5-7pm. For questions or to RSVP please email sgunn@fsmail.bradley.edu.

ACM Jason's Deli Fundraiser
Bradley's own Computer Club ACM is having a fundraiser at Jason's Deli in East Peoria on October 21st from 5PM to 10PM. When you order any meal, 15% of your bill will be attributed to ACM when you tell them you're there for ACM. However, you do not actually need to be a part of ACM to help us fundraise. We need 20 people to RSVP so we can make this event happen. RSVP athttp://www.groupraise.com/events/16194 by October 18th. If you RSVP, you do not have to go, but it would be appreciated if you help us out.

October 22nd Service on Saturday!
Still looking to fulfill your COM/EHS Service on Saturday requirement? Make sure to register ASAP! This month's SoS is October 22nd. Service on Saturday is a great opportunity to help the Peoria community, meet new people, and there is free pizza at the end! Link to sign up:https://docs.google.com/a/mail.bradley.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdBeTBqGbzEmb9GoAJy21lLUlQyYJCUrek0kpu9DtTGlUH0Dw/viewform If you have any questions, our email isbradleyserve@gmail.com

ACBU Crossfire: Elections Survey
Take this quick survey about the 2016 presidential election and possibly win a $25 gift card to Starbucks! http://bradley.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3CMWIbQXlJm06Zn Also, mark you calendars for Crossfire: Elections, a discussion about the upcoming presidential election, on October 26th at 7pm in Westlake 116. Don't forget to register to vote! https://vote.gov/?1

St. Jude Up 'til Dawn**
Are you excited for one of the biggest events on Bradley's campus??? Up 'til Dawn will be held this year on November 18th! You and five other friends can start your very own Up 'til Dawn team and get ready to have fun, compete and laugh all night long as you stay up 'til dawn for the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital! To register your team or for more information about the event, please go to: fundraising.stjude.org/bradley or email vdellaria@mail.bradley.edu We hope to see you there!

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