OLLI News from Bradley University
September 11, 2018  

On 9/11, we pause to remember the victims, survivors, and those who offered service in response to the attacks  in New York City, in Arlington, Virginia, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.  
Register Soon for Music Cities - Need 14 More for a "Go"

America's Music Cities Learning Trip to 
Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans
Trip Dates:  March 15 - 22, 2019
Level 2 Learning Trip

Join OLLI's 2019 trip to Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans - America's Music Cities.  This 8-day tour will feature such highlights as  reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry, a tour of the historic RCA Studio B, a visit to Graceland, watching a cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, enjoying a jazz revue at a local French Quarter jazz club - and more!

We have 11 registrants thus far, and need 14 more this week, otherwise the trip will be cancelled.

Extensive trip details, including itinerary and pricing, are available here.

For more information, call Bonnie or Gwen at (309) 677-3900.                                                                                                      
Nearly $7,000 Raised at Trivia Night!

Thank you again to everyone who participated in OLLI's fourth annual Trivia Night Fundraiser just over two weeks ago!  

We are proud to announce the event raised almost $7,000, which is a tremendous start to our 2018-19 fundraising campaign.  The 177 participants not only had a groovy time at the Sixties-themed bash, they represented our highest turnout yet -  and netted $1,000 more than last year!

We'll formally announce our 2018-19 campaign goals next week, so watch this space for more information.  In the meantime, click here to learn more how your generosity is helping OLLI now AND in the future! 

Bartonville Woodworking Business

Redbud Ridge Custom Shop
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
8:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bartonville, Illinois
Activity Level 2 Learning Trip

Travel with OLLI to Redbud Ridge Custom Shop, a solid surface, architectural millwork, and custom cabinet supplier in Bartonville.  Learn about this woodworking business that provides quality services for commercial, industrial, and personal applications.  As we tour the facility, we'll learn first-hand about the quality craftsmen and state-of-the-art equipment that are the foundation of this company. 

$28 - includes tour, lunch, gratuities, and shuttle transportation

For more information, call  Gwen or Bonnie at (309) 677-3900.  You may also  register online .
The OLLI Insider - Answers to Your Questions

We get lots of questions about our programs, and the Continuing Education staff prides itself on providing outstanding customer service to all of our members.  

In this new feature, The OLLI Insider, we'll address some frequently asked questions.  Help us get started by emailing OLLI with some questions you've always wanted to ask, such as:

How do I find out my class schedule?
Where can I park?
When will the brochure arrive?
And more...

Watch this space in the coming weeks and learn more about your OLLI!

Fall is Back-to-School Time - for OLLI too!

OLLI Classes
October 3, 10, 17, 24
Various Times
Bradley University Michel Student Center

If you feel the tug of back-to-school time, then join OLLI for its fall classes.  With 43 different options to consider, your biggest challenge will be choosing just four.  Will you learn about archaeology or genealogy?  Are you curious about DNA or or the FBI?  Do you want to listen to music, learn about poetry, or enjoy literature?  In other words, have fun deciding which OLLI classes will bring you the most satisfaction this fall.   

For more information about OLLI's fall classes, review the descriptions here, contact Bonnie or Gwen at (309) 677-3900, or register online.          
Meet Your OLLI Executive Committee

Starting this month, we want to introduce you to the people who sit next to you on the shuttle or who join you in classes and study groups.  These are members of the OLLI community, and we want you to get to know each other.

To begin, we'd like you to meet the members of your Executive Committee starting with President Cornell Carr, who considers OLLI members "among the best people I know."  

Read more  About Cornell
Upcoming OLLI Events

Sept 20, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Study Group Committee Meeting, 
Peoria Next Innovation Center
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24,  OLLI Classes , Bradley University Michel Student Center
Sept 26, 12:00 p.m., OLLI Kick-Off Luncheon Bradley University Michel Student Center Ballrooms
Oct 4, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.,  Study Group Committee Meeting , Peoria Next Innovation Center

Oct 31, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., Winter Registration Social, Bradley University
Michel Student Center Ballrooms

  Hilltop Happenings
Panel to Discuss Korea - U.S. Relationship 

The Future of Korea
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Dinner: 5:30 p.m.
Discussion by Expert Panel: 7:00 p.m.
Michel Student Center, Bradley University 

Join the Peoria Area World Affairs Council for a rousing discussion on the economic, political, and security relationship between Korea and the United States.  This is a program of the World Affairs Councils of America and the Korean Economic Institute.

Tickets may be purchased at  pawac.org  (select the Events tab).  For more information, call Angela Weck at (309) 677-2454.

Biology Department Hosting Open House

Biology Department Open House
Friday, September 28, 2018
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Olin Hall, Bradley University

Bradley's Biology Department welcomes faculty, students, alumni, and friends to reconnect during its 2018 Open House.  Enjoy research displays, conversation, and refreshments at this Homecoming Week event.

  Beyond the Hilltop
Chillicothe Library to Feature  Programs on 
Mental Health, Antislavery

Nurturing Mental Health
Monday, September 17
6:00 p.m.

Attendees will learn ways to improve mental wellness and combat stress and negative influences.  A panel of licensed clinicians from TrueNorth Solutions, an affiliate of Human Service Center, will also discuss insulating and resiliency factors and how to know when it's time to get help. There will be a time for Q & A.   This program is intended for adults but is open to all ages.

Illinois Antislavery and the Struggle for Freedom
Thursday, September 20, 2018
6:00 p.m.

The people of Illinois played prominent roles in antislavery movements preceding the Civil War, but their reasons for doing so varied widely: commitment to human rights, belief in racial equality, economic considerations, and religious convictions, among others. Presenter Jeanne Schultz Angel, executive director of the Nineteenth Century Club and Charitable Association in Oak Park, will discuss how the range of responses to slavery in Illinois was more complex than the state's designation as the "Land of Lincoln" might suggest - and how some of the underlying issues still manifest themselves today.

For more information about either of these free programs, visit    chillipld.org  or call  (309) 274-2719.
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