OLLI News from Bradley University
April 2, 2019  
Make the Most of Your Spring Classes with These Tips

OLLI Spring Classes
April 3, 10, 17, 24
Various Times

Here are some suggestions to help you enjoy spring classes.
  • Catch a shuttle.  Use our park-and-ride shuttle service between campus and nearby parking lots.  First, park your car at either Shea Stadium or Westminster Presbyterian Church (parking is not allowed on campus).  Then, starting at 7:30 a.m. each Wednesday, charter coaches will depart from Shea Stadium, and OLLI shuttles will depart from Westminster Church to bring you to the Michel Student Center.  These vehicles will continue their routes to the Michel Student Center through 9:00 a.m.
  • 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.
  • Check-in at the registration desk located on the 2nd floor in the Michel Student Center Ballroom foyer.  Our friendly staff will be there to welcome you to classes!   
  • Eat.  If you have purchased OLLI's four buffet lunches, join us for lunch in Ballroom B from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Daily tickets for the buffet lunches can also be purchased for $10.75.  Talk to the registration staff, before 9:00 a.m., to make arrangements for your lunch ticket.  For those wishing to eat elsewhere, you may purchase meals in one of the cafes of the Michel Student Center Marketplace on the first floor, enjoy nearby restaurants, or bring your sack lunch, and dine with us in Ballroom B or enjoy our beautiful campus. 
  • Snack.  During our scheduled breaks, enjoy some refreshments in Ballroom B on the second floor.  While you're there, catch up with your friends, or make some new ones.  We are a learning community, so stay connected to your OLLI classmates!  Breaks are scheduled from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m., 10:00 - 10:30 a.m., and 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Stay informed.  General announcements will be made each class day during the lunch break.  These announcements will also be available in writing at the registration desk.
  • Dress in layers.  Room temperatures sometimes fluctuate in the Michel Student Center.  For your comfort, we suggest you dress in layers.
  • Catch the shuttle again.  When it's time for you to return to your car, shuttles will be available throughout the day to transport you to and from the Michel Student Center, Shea Stadium, and Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Just add the OLLI cell phone number to your contact list, so that you can call us when you need a ride.  Call (309) 258-4142.
  • Enjoy OLLI Classes.  We appreciate all our members who help us plan and execute our classes; we applaud those who volunteer to share their time and talent with us as class leaders and instructors; and we value our learning environment of thoughtful discussion and mutual respect.  These ideals make it possible for us to enjoy lifelong learning!    
Spots Available on Chicago Trip to  
Historic Landmark, Pullman District

Historic Chicago Landmarks
Tuesday, May 21
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Level 3 Learning Trip

Whether you're an architecture buff, history aficionado, or curious traveler, we have a seat for you on our May 21st trip to Chicago.   Our first stop will be the Glessner House, a National Historic Landmark that was designed by noted American architect Henry Hobson Richardson.  The house is a monumental, fortress-like design featuring massive rusticated stone blocks, round arches, and design elements derived from French and Spanish Romanesque architecture. 

Our next stop will be at the Historic Pullman Foundation where we will learn about  the nation's first planned industrial community built by George M. Pullman. During our tour, we will learn more about the architecture of this community designed to provide a pleasant working and living environment for Pullman's workers.
$125 - includes admissions, lunch, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation

Register online.  Or call Bonnie or Gwen at (309) 677-3900 if you have questions.

OLLI Insider: Your Questions Answered

Dear OLLI Insider,
I signed up for OLLI Spring Classes, but I did not sign up for the buffet lunches.  Do you have to sign up for all four weeks of buffet lunches ahead of time? 

Hungry Helen

Dear Hungry Helen,
You can let us know if you want a buffet lunch the morning of OLLI Classes.  Just stop by our registration desk to pay for your ticket. The buffet will consist of soup, salad, and sandwiches, and will cost $10.75 each week.  You can change it up each Wednesday, if you prefer, bringing something from home, going downstairs to the Student Center Marketplace, or even walking outside to a nearby restaurant.

OLLI Insider

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Upcoming OLLI Events

April 2019
May 2019
April 3, 10, 17, 24 , OLLI Classes, Bradley University Michel Student Center
May 1, 8:00 a.m., Summer Registration Social, Bradley University Michel Student Center
April 4, 9:00 a.m. , Study Group Committee Meeting, Peoria Next Innovation Center
May 8, 9:00 a.m., Meeting to Wrap-up Winter and Spring Classes, Begin Fall Curriculum Brainstorming, Peoria Next Innovation Center
April 9, 12:30 p.m. , Learning Trip Committee Meeting, Peoria Next Innovation Center
May 8, 15, 29, 9:00 a.m., Curriculum Committee Meeting Peoria Next Innovation Center
April 18, 9:00 a.m. , Study Group Committee Meeting, Peoria Next Innovation Center

Hilltop Happenings
Upcoming Music Events at Bradley

Two chamber operas, a youth guitar recital, and a new music concert are all coming to Dingeldine Music Center at Bradley.  Details follow.

Two Chamber Operas
Saturday, April 6
7:30 p.m.
Bradley University Dingeldine Music Center

Bradley students enrolled in the opera workshop course are performing two chamber operas,   Angry Birdsong   and   Bluebeard's Waiting Room .  Tickets are $5 at the door.  For more information, contact Kerry Walters at kew@fsmail.bradley.edu

Youth Guitar Studio Recital
Sunday, April 7
3:00 p.m.

Led by Affiliate Guitar faculty member Michael Hull, the Bradley University Preparatory School for Youth Guitar Studio Recital will highlight student talents by both ensemble and solo performances.  This performance is free. For more information, call (309) 677-2595. 

New Music Concert
Monday, April 8
7:30 p.m.

Premiers of original music composed by Bradley undergraduate students for mixed chamber ensemble and solo piano are set to be performed. Additionally, music composed by Edgar F. Girtain IV and Bradley composition faculty member Dr. Lynnsey Lambrecht, will be featured. Peoria Lunaire, a faculty new music ensemble, will share the stage with other faculty.  Admission is free. For more information, contact Dr. Lynnsey Lambrecht at (309) 677-2603. 
  Beyond the Hilltop

Chillicothe Public Library Offering Programs in April

Spotlight on the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee
Thursday, April 4
6:00 p.m.

The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee has recently been declared an endangered species with its population having dwindled by 87% over the past 20 years.  Mike Miller, Supervisor of Environmental and Interpretive Services with the Peoria Park District, will discuss conservation efforts in this area and what you can do to help.

Concert by Jean-RenĂ© Balekita
Sunday, April 7
2:00 p.m.

Jean-René Balekita performs a unique blend of Congolese Rumba and Gospel styles, inspired by music traditions from his home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Are You Prepared? Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
Tuesday, April 9
6:00 p.m.

While we can never know when or where the next disaster will strike, we can do our best to keep ourselves and our families safe when it does. Join the Peoria City/County Health Department's Director of Emergency Management and Preparedness, Jason Marks, as he explains the best ways to prepare and protect your family before disaster strikes.

For more information about these programs, contact the Chillicothe Public Library at (309) 274-2719.
Explore the Path Between
Your Fork and Your Feet
at North Branch Program

These Hands of Mine
Saturday, April 6
11:00 a.m.

Join Mary Ardapple Dierker as she shares a lifelong philosophy for optimal health as much more than the food an individual consumes as outlined in her inaugural book,  These Hands of Mine: Reflections of a Retired Sugar Peddler on Life Fulfilled.   

For more information, contact the Peoria Public Library at (309) 497-2186.
Fine Arts Society to Feature Lecture on Vienna Secession

The Rise of the Vienna Secession:
Modern Art, Architecture, and Design
Thursday, April 11
10:00 a.m. (social time 9:30-10:00 a.m.)

In 1897, a small group of artists, architects, and designers in Vienna, Austria, rebelled against the prevailing classical styles and began a movement that celebrated a new, modern approach. Christopher Long, Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, will discuss the origins and early history of the Vienna Secession and works by some of its key figures, such as Gustav Klimt.

Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students. For more information, visit the Fine Arts Society website, or call (309) 692-1858.
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