OLLI News from Bradley University
January 7, 2019   asses
Class Reminders for Tomorrow - Tuesday, January 8

OLLI Winter Classes begin tomorrow Tuesday, January 8!  As you bundle up and travel to campus tomorrow morning, please keep in mind the following reminders:
Most 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, schedule, daily announcements, and other helpful materials.  
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, or in the Duryea Parking Deck (just south of the corner of St. James and Duryea).  Please use caution when walking on campus to avoid any icy areas.   The OLLI shuttles will continually patrol the campus parking lots and Duryea Parking Deck to offer a ride to anyone walking to the Student Center from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.   If you need parking lot assistance at any time, please call the OLLI cell phone at (309) 258-4142.
Tuesday's complimentary buffet lunch will feature beef sirloin tips in a mushroom demi glace served over egg noodles, Greek salad with goat cheese, dried fruits, carrots, and citrus vinaigrette, a vegetable medley of roasted carrots and peppers, and soft dinner rolls. 
For lunches during the remainder of the week, you are welcome to visit the Student Center Marketplace food court's Chik-Fil-A or deli, walk to one of the restaurants near campus, or bring a sack lunch.
Each morning from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m., please start your day with our beverage service on the first floor of the Michel Student Center, just outside the Marketplace food court.  Our breaks with refreshments and snacks (with healthy options) will take place at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the same location.  During the  afternoon 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, 1/8 - 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, 1/9 - 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, 1/10 - Alma Mater Day.  Wear your school colors, from high school or beyond.  Maybe you'll spot a classmate!
  • Friday, 1/11 - 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!
Classes in Heuser Art Center and Dingeldine Music Center
As a reminder for our members taking classes at Heuser Art Center or  Dingeldine Music Center, the OLLI shuttles will transport you to and from these locations each day.   Please wait for the shuttles at the main entrance of the Michel Student Center.
  • Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 a.m. Ceramics From the Ground Up or Fiber and Mixed Media Art, both at Heuser Art Center
  • Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 a.m. The Total Percussion Experience at Dingeldine Music Center
  • Tuesday/Thursday  12:30 p.m. Encaustic Painting: Ancient Times to the Present at Heuser Art Center
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.  

Thank You!

Thank you for your generous contribution in 2018 to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Bradley University.  Your support will enable us to meet important goals in 2019 that will directly impact you!  

For more information about how you can donate to OLLI, visit our secure online giving website.  

January 10 is Lottery Deadline for Trip to National Parks

This Thursday, January 10 is the deadline to enter the lottery for OLLI's Road Scholar trip to Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks.

Because seats are limited, we will use a lottery drawing to randomly fill the eligible spots.  Send in your registration form (but no money) to enter your name in the drawing to determine the participant list.  

Don't miss this opportunity to join OLLI as we discover historic national park lodges and magnificent displays of nature when we visit two jewels of the "Crown of the Continent" - Glacier National Park in Montana and Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta.  Travel dates are July 9 - 17, 2019.

View pricing and itinerary information

For more information, contact Gwen at (309) 677-3900.

Make Your Winter 
a Time for Learning

Though the weather may try to lure you to stay close to home, we hope you'll think of winter as a time to go out and learn with OLLI.   
Don't be caught on the couch this winter.  Join OLLI for learning - in every season!

Register online, or call Bonnie or Gwen at (309) 677-3900 if you have questions about OLLI's winter programs.

OLLI Insider: Your Questions Answered

Dear OLLI Insider,
I signed up for OLLI classes, but I have a dentist appointment
Wednesday morning and may be running late. What should I do?

Tardy Tom

Dear Tardy Tom,
The best thing about OLLI (besides the learning, food, friendship, and fun!) is the fact there are no tests or grades, and if you are running a little late, it's no big deal.  OLLI Classes are designed by OLLI members for OLLI members!

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.

Upcoming OLLI Events

January 2019
Jan. 8 - 11, OLLI Winter Classes, Bradley University Michel Student Center
Jan. 15, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Learning Trip Committee Meeting, Peoria Next Innovation Center
Jan. 16, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., Spring Registration SocialBradley University Michel Student Center Ballrooms
Jan. 17 and 31, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Study Group Committee MeetingsPeoria Next Innovation Center

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 5 through March 5.
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. The SAT review meets from 6 - 8:05 p.m. The ACT Review meets from 7:05 - 9:10 p.m. Those attending both reviews meet from 6:00 - 9:10 p.m.
For more information and to register, visit the SAT/ACT Review website, or call Debbie in Continuing Education at (309) 677-2820.
The deadline to register is January 30.

  Beyond the Hilltop
Monthly Community Dialogue Returns to Library

Peoria Speaks:
Greater Peoria Economic Development Council
Thursday, January 10, 2019
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Peoria Public Library North Branch

The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, in collaboration with our local economic and workforce development professionals, drives economic growth in Greater Peoria through targeted business and talent development and attraction. Join  CEO Chris Setti as he shares  information about his role with the Council and how the Council serves the Peoria community.  

Funding for Peoria Speaks is being provided by Illinois Humanities through their Illinois Speaks program which is aimed at strengthening the democratic process through community dialogues across the state of Illinois.  This program is free and open to the public.

CubeSail Solar Satellite to be Topic of Library Program

The Story of a Solar-Powered Satellite
Thursday, January 24
6:00 p.m.

The CubeSail Satellite has been in development for over a decade by students and faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This past December, it was finally launched from a site in New Zealand, as part of NASA's Educational Launch of Nanosatellites mission. 

The satellite is about the size of a shoebox, and, once in space, its two halves split apart, unspooling between them an 820-foot-long solar sail - a ribbon of light -reflective material that allows the satellite to be propelled and maneuvered with energy from sunlight.
In his presentation, Dr. Michael F. Lembeck from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will discuss the project, talking about the development process, project goals, and results gathered so far.

For more information, please visit  chillipld.org,  or call (309) 274-2719.

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