OLLI News from Bradley University
June 18, 2019  
OLLI to Visit Hamilton Exhibition and Theatre in Chicago

Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares A Peek Inside 'Hamilton: The Exhibition' | TODAY
Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares A Peek Inside 'Hamilton: The Exhibition' | TODAY

Join OLLI as we see Alexander Hamilton's remarkable story in a 360-degree immersive museum exhibition in Chicago.  The interactive exhibit was designed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the revolutionary musical,  Hamilton

Although this trip does not include a performance of the musical, we have arranged for a unique opportunity to tour the CIBC Theatre where  Hamilton is performed.

Click on the video above to see a clip from the Today Show, during which Lin-Manuel Miranda gives a sneak peek tour to NBC news anchor Al Roker.

To sign up for this trip, please use our online registration system, or call our office at (309) 677-3900.

Develop Your Inner Shutterbug with OLLI

Post-Processing Your Photos
Mondays, August 5 - 26
1:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Peoria Next Innovation Center

Post-processing is a technique used to transform your digital photos from what was captured in a camera either to be closer to what your eyes actually saw or to alter the image artistically.  In this study group, we'll learn about a variety of post-processing techniques, ranging from simple photo enhancements to major photo alterations.  Our discussions and tips will help you give a personalized, unique look to your photography.  Most of the discussions will involve Photoshop, an image-editing software.  It is recommended, but not required, that participants have a laptop with the software. 

$45 - facilitated by Coke Mattingly, photographer and frequent class instructor and learning trip guide.

Register online or give us a call at (309) 677-3900 to sign up for this informative and fun study group.


Upcoming OLLI Volunteer Opportunities

Consider attending these upcoming committees to share some new ideas for trips and study groups for our Winter 2020 season, as well as ways to welcome and retain our wonderful members!

All meetings will be held at 9 a.m. at the Peoria Next Innovation Center, 801 W. Main Street, Peoria.  Plentiful, free parking is available behind the building.

  • July 9, 9:00 a.m., Learning Trip Committee
  • July 11, 9:00 a.m., Study Group Committee
  • July 19, 9:00 a.m., Study Group Committee
  • July 31, 9:00 a.m., Membership Development Committee


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Your Questions Answered

Dear OLLI Insider,

My neighbors are very interested in joining OLLI, but I don't have any brochures for them to look at.  How can they join the mailing list and receive upcoming catalogs?

Neighborly Nate

Dea r Neighborly Nate,

We're delighted to learn that your neighbors are interested in OLLI - we can't wait to meet them!

Joining our mailing list is quick and easy.  Your neighbors can call our office at (309) 677-3900 and let a staff member know they would like to receive brochures.

If your neighbors prefer email, have them send us a message with their names and mailing address to olli@bradley.edu and we'll get them signed up!

We also encourage them to sign up for this weekly newsletter, too - just mention it in the phone call or email and they'll start receiving this information every Tuesday, just like you!

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Hilltop Happenings

Bradley Ranks Number One in Finding Employment

Finding a job after graduation isn't always easy, but choosing Bradley can help you lock in one. The career site  Zippia ranked schools based on students finding employment after graduation and Bradley is #1 in Illinois.

Bradley has several nationally known programs including engineering, game design, and health professions; these industries are growing, and the jobs are in high demand. Bradley offers what the economy needs, and students are prepared with both the classroom knowledge and the soft skills that employers say is lacking these days.

Bradley has a 93% placement rate (5-year average) which means those graduates reported finding employment or chose to continue their education within six months of graduation.

  Beyond the Hilltop
Peoria Park District to Host Progressive Dinner 

The Peoria Park District, in celebration of its 125th anniversary, will host a Progressive Dinner through Glen Oak Park on Saturday, June 22.

Stops will include the Luthy Botanical Garden, Africa! at the Peoria Zoo, and the Peoria Playhouse Children's Museum.

The dinner will be followed by a community concert featuring The Record Company in Glen Oak Park, the oldest park in the District.

For more information, please visit the district's website.

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