OLLI News from Bradley University
April 23, 2019  
Seats Still Available on Trip to Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity
Thursday, May 30
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Level 3 Learning Trip

Don't miss the opportunity to learn about this organization that  builds homes throughout Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, and Marshall counties for hard-working, first time home-owners - including volunteers that help build homes they will eventually purchase.  At the Habitat Peoria ReStore, we'll see how the sale of gently used appliances, furniture, building materials, and other items help fund home-building costs. 
$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

Register online, or call Bonnie or Gwen at (309) 677-3900.
OLLI's 5th Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser Coming in August

A Night at the Movies
OLLI's Fifth Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser
Friday, August 23
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Come dressed as your favorite movie character and adorn your table Hollywood style when OLLI rolls out the red carpet for a night of trivia and fundraising at 'A Night at the Movies,' OLLI's 5th Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser.  

We'll be back on campus, and the event will be emceed by OLLI favorites and WMBD radio personalities, Dan DiOrio and Greg Batton.  Mark your calendar - or save your seat - to spend an enjoyable evening fundraising and fun-making as we challenge our movie knowledge in 8 rounds of trivia competition while also raising money for OLLI.

Watch for more details in the Summer 2019 OLLI brochure - coming in April!

OLLI Insider: Your Questions Answered

Dear OLLI Insider,

I have loved my classes each week and can't wait for the final session. I have an appointment next week and will be running late.  Can I just park on campus?

Posey Parker

Dear Posey Parker,

Please try to avoid a ticket or tow.  Parking is not allowed on campus, in the Visitor's Center lot, or in Campustown.  Those who violate these regulations are liable for any ticketing or towing that may result.  OLLI staff cannot waive these violations.  

Even if you are running late, call the OLLI cell phone number at (309) 258-4142 to catch a shuttle from Shea  Stadium or  Westminster Presbyterian Church.

OLLI Insider

OLLI Insider
  is a weekly article that addresses questions from our members.  If you have a question about OLLI you'd like featured in an upcoming edition, please email  continue@bradley.edu .
Specific Recycled Materials Still Needed for WOW!

You've done a great job, and we have much of what we need, however if you have anything on the list below, we're still accepting SPECIFIC recycled materials for use at World of Wonder (WOW), the summer camp for gifted kids coordinated by Continuing Education. 

If you have any of the items from the list below, bring them  to the Registration Desk at Spring Classes this Wednesday, or drop them off at the Continuing Education office (southwest corner of University and Main).

Here's what we still need.  
  • Prescription pill bottles
  • These specific publications:  New York Times, Washington Post, or Chicago Tribune newspapers; Time or Newsweek magazines
  • Cardboard tubes from paper towels, toilet paper, wrapping paper
  • Paint color sample cards (like from Home Depot or Lowe's)
  • Carpet samples
  • Remnant wallpaper samples or rolls, or floor tiles
  • Compact discs
  • Buttons of any size
  • Screws, washers, nuts, or bolts of any size

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Upcoming OLLI Events

April 2019
May 2019
April 24, OLLI Classes Bradley University Michel Student Center
May 1, 8:00 a.m., Summer Registration Social, Bradley University Michel Student Center

May 8, 9:00 a.m., Meeting to Wrap-up Winter and Spring Classes, Begin Fall Curriculum Brainstorming, Peoria Next Innovation Center
May 8, 15, 29, 9:00 a.m., Curriculum Committee Meetings Peoria Next Innovation Center

Hilltop Happenings
Bradley Theatre Presents Adaptation of Classic Novel 

Sense and Sensibility
April 25 - May 5
Various times
Bradley University Hartmann Center for the Performing Arts, 1423 West St. James

Never out of print since its 1807 debut, Jane Austen's classic first novel comes to vibrant life in this acclaimed stage adaptation. Facing bleak prospects, the disinherited young Dashwood sisters discover love, endure heartbreak, and achieve triumph as England swerves between the reason ("Sense") of the late 18th century and the surging romanticism ("Sensibility") of the 19th century. 

Tickets - $18 for adults  | $16 for seniors  | $8 for students

For more information, contact the Bradley University Cultural Events Box Office at (309) 677-2650.
  OLLI Members Invited to COM Night on April 25

Bradley University Department of Communication
"COM Night"
Thursday, April 25
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Bradley University Westlake Hall, Room 130
On-campus parking available after 6:00 p.m.

The Bradley University Department of Communication invites OLLI members to attend its annual "COM Night" on Thursday, April 25, featuring keynote speaker Joey Reiman and celebrated BU alum Jeff Bogart.  

The event is free and requires no registration.

Reiman, an author, speaker, and professor, is the Chairman and Founder of Brighthouse and a BCG Henderson Insitute Fellow.  Bogart is a speech major from the class of 1969, who has practiced international law, worked with U.S. presidents, and represented various celebrities and athletes.

For more information about Joey Reiman, check out this fun clip  from his guest appearances on CNN (clip courtesy Bradley's Communication Department).

Joey Reiman on CNN | Highlights
Joey Reiman on CNN | Highlights

  NASA Habitat Challenge Features Competition

Community Day -  NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge
Saturday, May 4
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Bradley, Caterpillar Inc., and NASA are working together to advance critical systems needed for human space exploration to Mars and deeper into the solar system. Together, they are hosting a competition where teams will use 3D printers to create habitats that could be built on Mars! And it's happening right here in our back yard.
Experience this incredible competition in person at this free event.  Registration is required, and participants must follow safety requirements for attire.

Register for the Habitat Challenge (limited seating available)

  Beyond the Hilltop
          Solitary Cyclist to be Topic of
    Sherlock Holmes Discussion Group

Sherlock Holmes Story Society
Thursday, April 25

Whether you've read the classic Sherlock Holmes stories a million times or none at all, you are welcome to experience  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes  in this reading discussion group. Each month, we'll tackle another short story. Like our hero bid his loyal companion over one hundred years ago, we invite you to "Come at once if convenient - if inconvenient come all the same!" This month: The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist.

Celebrate Poetry at Library Event 

Poetry Cafe
Tuesday, April 30
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Participants can enjoy refreshments while sharing poems, playing poetry-inspired games, and more! Drop by when you can, or stay for the whole time.  Though the program is targeted to ages 12 through adult, families are also welcome (children 8 & under must be accompanied by an adult).

For more information, contact the Chillicothe Public Library at (309) 274-2719. 

Museum Hosts Scholar to Discuss American Inventions

History of America in 101 Objects
Thursday, May 2
7:00 p.m.

Join us in welcoming Dr. Richard Kurin, Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador-at-Large for the Smithsonian Institution, for a special lecture on American Inventions. Dr. Kurin, aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, created a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous new perspective on the history of the United States. Learn more about these objects and American ingenuity.   A book signing will follow in the lobby.

Free for Museum Members | $8 Public

For more information, contact the Museum at (309) 686-7000, or visit the Peoria Riverfront Museum website.

Bradley Professor to Discuss Social Media and Politics

Anonymity Makes it Too Easy to Hide: The Impact of Social Media
on American Politics
Thursday, May 9
6:00 p.m, dinner
7:00 p.m., presentation

Join Bradley Professor of Political Science, Dr. Craig Curtis, as he discusses free speech, as envisioned by the Founding Fathers, in the context of contemporary social media.  In the marketplace of ideas, how does society address the rapid spread of information -  and disinformation - associated with political campaigns?  

This program is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria.

The registration deadline (tickets are $50) is May 1.  For registration information, visit the League's website, lwvgp.org
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