OLLI News from Bradley University
April 30, 2019  
Summer Registration Reminders

Registration opens Wednesday, May 1 for OLLI's Summer 2019 programs.  Once you have reviewed the offerings and made your selections, choose YOUR way to register:

In Person at the Registration Social
Attend the OLLI Summer Registration Social Wednesday, May 1, from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. in the Bradley University Michel Student Center Ballrooms.  Doors open at 7:30 a.m.  Numbers will be called beginning at 8:45 a.m.

By Mail
Complete your registration form, and return it to the Continuing Education office (1501 W. Bradley Ave, Peoria, IL 61625).  Forms will be queued in the order they are received and will be processed beginning Wednesday, May 1 after Registration Social registrations are complete.

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, register online at bradley.edu/olli.

By Phone
Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, call (309) 677-3900 where the Continuing Education staff will be accepting phone registrations.

Additional Registration Tips
Free park-and-ride shuttle service is available during the Registration Social on Wednesday, May 1.  Avoid a ticket or tow.  Ride the shuttle!  Park-and-ride details are described in the article below.

Review the Summer 2019 OLLI brochure, so that you are aware of the offerings before you register.

Complete the  Summer 2019 Registration Form ahead of time to help facilitate the registration process.

Help us help you!  We can best assist you with your registration if you follow the times described above.  
Take the Shuttle - Avoid Parking Violations

For the OLLI Registration Social on Wednesday, May 1, please
use our free park-and-ride shuttle service between campus and Westminster Presbyterian Church to avoid incurring any parking violations.  

Remember that parking is not allowed on campus, in the Bradley Visitor's Center lot, or in the Campustown Shopping Center lot.

Shuttles  will depart from Westminster Presbyterian Church1420 W. Moss Avenue, beginning at 7:30 a.m. to bring you to the Michel Student Center.  The shuttles will continue their routes to the Michel Student Center through 10:00 a.m.  

Those who violate parking regulations are liable for any ticketing or towing that may result, and OLLI staff cannot waive these violations.
Habitat for Humanity Trip Has Openings

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

Find out more about how Habitat for Humanity is helping build homes in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, and Marshall counties.   We'll learn how this organization constructs houses for hard-working, first time home-owners including the volunteers who help build the homes they will eventually purchase.  We'll also discover the Habitat Peoria ReStore where we'll see how the sale of gently used appliances, furniture, building materials, and other items helps fund home-building costs. 
$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

Register online, or call Bonnie or Gwen at (309) 677-3900.
OLLI Insider: Your Questions Answered

Dear OLLI Insider,

I would love to do a few of the summer trips and study groups I read about in the OLLI brochure, but I can't come to the Registration Social on Wednesday, May 1. 

Busy Betty

Dear Busy Betty,

If you are unable to make it to our Registration Social on Wednesday, May 1, you can still register online and by telephone beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 2.  You can also fill out the registration form in your brochure, and mail it  in anytime.  Mailed registrations are placed in a queue and are processed on May 2 once the in-person registration forms have been added. 

Don't give up, Busy Betty!  There are multiple ways to register for OLLI programs!

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 .
Recycling Project Has Concluded

OLLI members did such a great job of providing us recyclables that we are no longer in need of further donations.  

Thanks to all who brought their recyclables to us.  The teachers for Bradley's World of Wonder summer camp appreciate that you helped them with their materials requests!  Their campers will enjoy re-purposing your recyclables into creative and innovative projects! 
Upcoming OLLI Events

May 2019
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
Speech Team Wins Both National Forensic Contests

They did it again.  The Bradley University Speech Team won both the national competitions in forensics -  the American Forensic Association (AFA) contest and the National Forensic Association contest.

According to the Associated Press, the Bradley Speech Team is the most successful collegiate forensics program in the country as well as the most successful collegiate team in any capacity, including sports.  

OLLI joins in celebrating the Speech Team's 2019 sweep of the national tournaments!

Read more about the Bradley University Speech Team wins.
  Beyond the Hilltop
Concert, Internet Safety Program Coming to
Chillicothe Public Library

Concert in the Stacks featuring Ben Bedford 
Sunday, May 5
2:00 p.m.

"Concert in the Stacks" presents Ben Bedford, "one of the best young singer-songwriters working today" (Rob Adams, The Herald-Scotland).
Bedford establishes himself as a songwriter in the tradition of musical icons ranging from Bill Morrissey to Woody Guthrie, casting individual people in the theater of the American landscape. A true son of the heartland, Bedford dips into the deep inkwell of classic American literature and writes with the 'old soul' quality of his literary idols, such as John Steinbeck and Toni Morrison.

For more information, contact the Chillicothe Public Library at (309) 274-2719. 
Fine Arts Society to Host Lecture
on Grant Wood

Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon
Thursday, May 9
10:00 a.m. (social time 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.)

Grant Wood's life and art have been the subject of much speculation. This Fine Arts Society lecture will examine Grant Wood's life, his artwork, and how his reputation has evolved over the years. The presenter is Kate Kunau, Associate Curator at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, which has nearly 300 of Wood's artworks in its collection.

Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students. For more information, visit the FAS website at  FineArtsSociety.net, or call (309) 692-1858.

( Image:  Grant Wood, Spring in the Country,   1941.   Oil on Masonite,   24 x 22 1/8 in. Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,   Museum purchase.   93.12)
Keep Up with OLLI!

Stay up-to-date with the latest in OLLI news on any of our social media platforms.

Find out what OLLI members are up to.  Follow us on our learning trips,
and stay informed about class information.

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Twitter