OLLI News from Bradley University
June 25, 2019  
President Roberts Meets WOW Kids on Campus

World of Wonder, a summer program for gifted and talented children sponsored by Continuing Education and the College of Education, took over campus last week!  

One morning, first grade students were outside discussing the construction of the Business and Engineering Convergence Center, and they bumped into Bradley President Gary Roberts, who happily posed for a photo with the kids.

Thank you to all of the OLLI members who donated recyclables for the program.  Your materials made a world of difference to these young minds as they created all sorts of projects during their week on campus.

Thank You, Donors - Marty AV Project is Complete

Thank you to the 412 donors in 2018-2019 who made the overhaul of the Marty Theater's sound system a reality! 

Here are some before/after pictures of the stage that was reconstructed to allow for safe and convenient wiring at the podium!  Fun fact - it's concrete underneath that carpet.  

We've got new handheld, wireless, and podium microphones, digital controls, and incredible sound! We can't wait for everyone to enjoy these upgrades at classes this Fall. 

Watch this space in next week's newsletter to learn more about our fundraising success in 2018-2019.

Meet Your New OLLI Vice President

"Peoria is so fortunate to have OLLI," says John Amdall, OLLI Vice President.  "It is wonderful for social interaction after retirement and for lifelong learning ."  

Find out why John enjoys OLLI and how he is looking forward to helping our learning community become better known in the Peoria area.   


OLLI Insider:
Your Questions Answered

Dear OLLI Insider,

Is there an easy way for me to find out if there is room on an upcoming learning trip?  

Tripping Tina

Dea r Tripping Tina,

Thank you so much for your interest in OLLI!

There is a quick and easy way to find out which trips are full - just log onto our website and click on the "Register for OLLI" link in the left navigation bar.  

Click on the appropriate season (such as Summer), then scroll through the programs to see which ones are not marked "FULL."

You can start looking right now by 
clicking here.

We hope to see you at an OLLI program soon.

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 olli@bradley.edu.
Hilltop Happenings

Devin Murphy Featured in 'Author' Magazine

Devin Murphy, an assistant professor of creative writing at Bradley University, author of The Boat Runner and the recently released Tiny Americans, was recently interviewed by Bill Kenower, Editor-in-chief of Author magazine.

He was also our  and our keynote speaker at OLLI's 2018 Spring Kick-Off Luncheon. 

Click on this link  to listen to his in-depth interview.

  Beyond the Hilltop
Immunizations to be Discussed on July 2

Peoria Speaks: Immunizations
Peoria Public Library Lakeview Branch
1137 West Lake, Peoria
Tuesday, July 2
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

During this month's edition of "Peoria Speaks," Katie Endress, Director of Epidemiology and Clinical Services at Peoria City/County Health Department, will provide background information about the Immunization Clinic and the importance of immunization in general.  

"Peoria Speaks" is a monthly community discussion program which focuses on topics of interest to Peorians. Funding is 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.

The event is free and open to the public.   For more information, contact Roberta Koscielski, deputy director of the Peoria Public Library, at 309-497-2186.

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