OLLI News from Bradley University

August 9, 2016
Notable OLLI Dates

August September October
Aug. 17 & 24, 9am: Winter Curriculum Committee Meetings in Michel Student Center Executive Suite
Sept. 7, 9am: Winter Curriculum Committee Meeting in Michel Student Center Executive Suite
Oct. 6, 2pm: Spring Study Group Committee Meeting at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center, 801 W Main St
Aug. 26, 5pm: OLLI Trivia Night Fundraiser: 1950s At The Hop in the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center - register online
Sept. 21, 12pm: Fall Kickoff Luncheon in Michel Student Center Ballrooms
Oct. 21, 9am: Spring Cinema Committee Meeting in Michel Student Center Executive Suite

Sept. 22, 2pm: Spring Study Group Committee Meeting at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center, 801 W Main St

Sept. 26, 9am: Spring Learning Trip Committee Meeting in Michel Student Center Executive Suite

Trivia Teaser #3
In anticipation of OLLI's Trivia Night Fundraiser on Friday, August 26, we will be awarding weekly prizes to the winning answers for Trivia Teaser sample questions!  

For these final five  weeks leading up to the fundraiser, each weekly winner will receive a prize selcted by the staff such as "Correct Answer Pass" OR a "Free Break Game Entry".

How to Play:
1. Read the Trivia Teaser question below.

2. Email your answer to Elly at eepeterson@bradley.edu BEFORE 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 11.  Please make sure the subject line of your email is titled as follows: Trivia Teaser Week 3
**Please note-- One entry per person per week.

3. Each winner will be randomly selected from all winnng answers. The winner will be notified via email by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. 

4. Check back the following week-- you can play as many times as you'd like!

Trivia Teaser #3:   Jack Kilby invented which important piece of technology in 1958?

Congratulations to last week's winner, Pam Anderson!  Thanks to all who participated!

And don't forget to sign up for the OLLI Trivia Night Fundraiser "At the Hop" - be there or be square!

OLLI Trivia Night Fundraiser - 1950s: At the Hop
Friday, August 26,  5:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Hayden-Clark Alumni Center, Bradley University
$45 per ticket

To register online, please click here; or call 309-677-3900 to register over the phone.

Baseball and Beer Tour at Wrigley Field

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to go behind-the scenes of the legendary home of the Chicago Cubs!

We'll take an exclusive tour of The Friendly Confines, including the Cubs' clubhouse, field, press box, dugout, and more (all subject to availability).  Ray Picl, Sr., 30-year former president of the Chicago Cubs Boosters of Central Illinois, will join us to provide insight on this year's Baseball & Beer tour to Wrigley field.

After lunch we'll head to the historic Pullman district for a tour of Argus brewery. On this 90-minute tour, we'll learn about the history of the brewery and its famous neighborhood while enjoying samples of the latest Argus brews in a commemorative pint glass to take home.

Baseball & Beer in Chicago with Ray Picl Sr. (Activity Level 3)
Thursday, September 8, 6:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$149 - includes admission fees, tours, tastings, presentations, lunch, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation

Click here to utilize our online system, or call Gwen at 309-677-3900.

Help a Bradley Speech Student

Last spring, Laura Bruns, a Bradley University  Speech Communication Lecturer, brought her students to OLLI class breaks so they could meet OLLI members and practice their conversational skills.

We will repeat this activity during Fall Class breaks, but are working to further develop the relationship between OLLI members and undergraduate students.  

As such, we would like to offer you the chance to be paired with an honors Communication 103 student who will write a "tribute  speech" about you.

Tribute  speeches are short talks about a person's life, accomplishments, and advice.  Once you've been matched, an honors student would meet with you at a mutually convenient time, talk about your career, hobbies, family, goals, etc., then write a  speechabout what they've learned about you. You will be invited to attend class with the student and listen to his or her completed  speech, but attendance is not required.

If you would like to participate in this great inter-generational activity, please fill out an online form by clicking here.

Thank you in advance for helping our Bradley students further develop their communication skills!

Hilltop Happenings
Bradley Community Chorus Auditions

Experienced choral singers who enjoy performing choral masterworks with orchestra are invited to audition for the Bradley Community Chorus on Tuesday, August 30, at 6:30 p.m. in Constance Hall room 205.  

The Community Chorus rehearses on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. starting August 31.  The Chorus will perform in the Verdi Requiem with the Bradley Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, November 20, at 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral in downtown Peoria.

Call Dr. John Jost at 309-677-2600 for more information.
Free Exhibitions in Heuser Art Center

Two exhibits opened yesterday in the Heuser Art Center.  Admission to both is free.

I Witness: Activist Art and Social Movement Politics 
Heuser Art Center gallery
August 8 - September 23

Krista Wortendyke
Heuser Art Center 2nd floor
August 8 - September 23

Beyond the Hilltop
Update Cuba: Illinois Leading the Way

"Update Cuba: Illinois Agriculture and Business Leading the Way"
Presented by Peoria Area World Affairs Council
Thursday, August 18
5:30 p.m.
Fondulac Room, Clock Tower Building, 201 Clock Tower Dr, East Peoria

Illinois agriculture and business are actively engaged in changing U.S. policy toward Cuba and expanding Illinois' already important business interests in Cuba.  Join PAWAC President Don Samford, who in May accompanied the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC) delegation to the island nation where they met with several government leaders and ministries, as the moderator of a panel of USACC leaders and business.  This panel discussion will include an update on the business and government changes taking place in Cuba.  Panelists will also address what changes are necessary for Cuba to grow foreign investment and trade.  

Panelists include:
  • Mark Albertson, Director of Strategic Market Development, Illinois Soybean Association
  • Paul Johnson, President and Owner of CFI, and Co-Chairman of U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba
  • Jennifer Zammuto, Chief Operating Officer, Caterpillar Foundation 
This event is free and open to the public.   Advance notice of event attendance strongly encouraged via director@pawac.org to secure seats.
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