OLLI News from Bradley University
 
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January 2, 2018
Notable OLLI Dates

January February March
Jan. 8, 1:30pm: Portugal and Spain Informational Meeting at the Peoria Next Innovation Center
Feb. 7, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meeting at Peoria Next Innovation Center
Mar. 14, 12pm: Kickoff Luncheon for Spring 2018 Classes in Michel Student Center Ballrooms
Jan. 9-12: Winter 2018 Classes in the Michel Student Center


Jan. 16, 9am: Learning Trip Committee Meeting at Peoria Next Innovation Center


Jan. 17, 9am: Spring 2018 Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms


Jan. 24, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meeting at Peoria Next Innovation Center


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Winter Classes Reminders

OLLI Winter Classes will take place next week, Tuesday, January 9 - Friday, January 12.  Please review the following reminders as you prepare to come to campus next week.

Location
All classes will be held in the Michel Student Center (915 N Elmwood Ave, Peoria).  When you arrive, please stop by the registration table on the first floor to pick up your name badge and schedule, daily announcements, and other helpful materials.  

Parking
With the students away for winter break, parking on campus is open to the public.  Feel free to park in any blue- or white-lined space near the Student Center.

Lunch
During winter classes, we will have our Kickoff buffet lunch on Tuesday, January 9, which is included in your class fee.  We will enjoy Teriyaki top sirloin steak, Caesar salad, steamed rice, roasted Italian vegetables, and soft dinner rolls.  If you have special dietary requirements, please call our office (309-677-3900) as soon as possible.

On Wednesday-Friday, lunch will be on your own.  You can bring a sack lunch from home or purchase lunch at one of the many locations available in the Student Center cafeteria or at a  nearby restaurant.

Breaks
During our morning and afternoon breaks, refreshments and hot beverages will be served in the cafeteria.  During the morning breaks, Catherine will lead a brief yoga session on the second floor, so come on up and stretch with her!

Show Your Spirit!
Each day during classes, we will feature a different way for you to show your OLLI and school spirit!
Tuesday, 1/9 - I Love OLLI Day
Why do you love OLLI?  Wear it on your sleeve and see what others love, too!  Pick up a sticker at the registration table.
Wednesday, 1/10 - I Volunteer Day
Do you volunteer for a worthy cause?  Help spread awareness by sharing your passion with pride.  Pick up a sticker at the registration table.
Thursday, 1/11 - Alma Mater Day
Wear your school colors, from high school or beyond.  Maybe you'll spot a classmate!
Friday, 1/12 - Rise of the Red Day
Wear Bradley RED, and lots of it!  We will be showing our pride in being a part of the Bradley family!

Inclement Weather
As long as Bradley University is open, OLLI classes will be held as planned.  In the event that Bradley is closed, it will be listed among local school closings.  Please use caution when walking on campus to avoid any icy areas.  

View a complete listing of class offerings by clicking here.   To register for classes, visit our online registration site.
Reads
OLLI Reads

Looking for a few new books to cozy up with next to the fire this winter?  OLLI members have contributed to the OLLI Reads list to share information about their favorite books.

By clicking on the link below, you can open and read the list.  Clicking on most of the titles in the list will direct you to Amazon, where you can find more information about each book and a free sample ready for wireless delivery to your Kindle reader or mobile app.  

OLLI Reads

We would like to thank Greg Peine for starting and maintaining this list for the past few years!  If you have a great book you would like added to the list, please contact Elly Peterson at eepeterson@bradley.edu.

  Hilltop
Hilltop Happenings
 
SAT/ACT Review Classes

If you know a high school student who is preparing to take college admissions tests, be sure to tell him/her about Bradley's SAT/ACT Review to be offered in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center on five consecutive Tuesday evenings February 6 through March 6.

Designed for high school students taking the tests for the first time, or for those wishing to improve a previous score, the classes will cover exam content, sharpen test-taking strategies, and help build confidence while also providing immediate feedback from experienced instructors.  As a bonus, participants will also receive guidance on the college admissions process and an optional tour of the Bradley campus.

The cost is $95 per student for the SAT or ACT review, or $99 for the combined review.  For more information and to register, visit  bradley.edu/SAT, or call Debbie in Continuing Education at  (309) 677-2820.

The deadline to register is  January 30.

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