OLLI News from Bradley University
October 3, 2017
Notable OLLI Dates

October November
Oct. 4, 11, 18, & 25: OLLI Fall Classes in the Michel Student Center
Nov. 1, 9am: Winter 2018 Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms
Oct. 5, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meeting at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
Nov. 8, 15, & 29, 9am: Spring Curriculum Committee Meetings in Michel Student Center Executive Suite
OLLI Membership Update: 2016-2017

We are proud to report that we have continued to meet our membership goals for the 2016-2017 academic year, with 1,108 members last year!  This represents a 4% increase over 2015-16, making it our second-highest annual headcount so far.

Thank you for being a part of OLLI at Bradley and helping us grow our lifelong learning community.  We look forward to seeing even more new faces this year!

Reminders for OLLI Classes Tomorrow

We love October at OLLI, and not just because of the changing leaves... It's time for fall classes!  Please review the following reminders as you prepare to come to campus tomorrow.

Parking and Shuttle Service
Enjoy door-to-door service on class days by parking at either of the following locations:
Shea Stadium ( 1523 W Nebraska Ave, Peoria
Westminster Presbyterian Church ( 1420 W Moss Ave, Peoria)

Beginning at  7:30 a.m. on class days, Peoria Charter buses will transport you from Shea Stadium and OLLI Shuttles will transport you from Westminster Church to the Student Center at Bradley.  Parking attendants will be on-site to assist you.  

Throughout the day, the OLLI Shuttles will be available to transport you between the Michel Student Center and Westlake, should you have classes in both buildings. 

Check-in at the Registration Desk
When you arrive at the Michel Student Center, please visit the registration desk on the second floor to pick up your name badge and schedule, along with weekly announcements and handouts.  We will also host a featured artist each week!

Lunch Options
On class days, we offer convenient buffet lunches served in the ballrooms on the second floor of the student center.  A healthy soup-and-salad buffet is $8.50 per day, and a hearty, warm lunch buffet is available for $10.50 per day.  You can also bring a lunch from home or purchase take-out from the cafeteria in the student center.   Click here to view cafeteria options.

If you have any questions, please call us at (309) 677-3900.  We can't wait to see everyone tomorrow!

Understanding PTSD for Vietnam Veterans

Over the past month, WTVP, our local PBS station, has been broadcasting episodes of a new Ken Burns documentary, The Vietnam War.  In October, OLLI will host the following study group focusing on post traumatic stress disorder experienced by Vietnam veterans.  

Understanding Combat PTSD (Discussion-based)
Fridays, October 20 - November 10
9:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
A significant number of Vietnam veterans struggle with Combat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  In this group, participants will learn the history of combat PTSD before and after Vietnam.  We'll discuss what the military is going to address this syndrome, along with what treatments have been found to be helpful for our veterans.  Guest speakers have been invited to attend, including a counselor from the Peoria Vet Center.  Participants must have internet access in order to view short films and complete readings.  War veterans are especially encouraged to register as both learners and the voices of the experience.  
$45 - facilitated by Rebecca Carlson, Center for the Prevention of Abuse caseworker.

Register today by clicking here to utilize our online system or by calling (309) 677-3900.

For those who would like to watch full episodes of The Vietnam War documentary online or view the WTVP broadcasting schedule to watch live episodes on television, click here to visit the PBS website.  

Everyday Beauty Captured by OLLI Members

Last week on a special trip with OLLI instructor and photographer Coke Mattingly, we honed our photography skills.  Coke took us on a walking tour of the Warehouse District and Riverfront areas to practice techniques and tricks in some of his favorite spots to shoot.  

We focused on capturing the beauty in everyday details, especially looking for color, contrast, and good composition opportunities, while paying attention to which camera settings gave us the best results.  

We are proud to share with you a collection of photos taken by OLLI members on the trip, selected as their own favorites from the day.  Click on the image below to visit the album on Facebook (you do not need an account to view the photos).  

Join OLLI for a Local Day Trip!

Henderson Funeral Home
Friday, October 6, 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
We'll learn about the history of this family busines,  offering funeral services to
the residents of the area for more than a century, how it moved from a Colonial mansion in downtown Pekin to today's modern 9,200 square-foot facility on the
outskirts of town.
$27 - includes   lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

Midwest Technical Institute 
Thursday, October 12, 11:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
We'll gain insight into occupational programs for   future welders, heating/air conditioning/ appliance repair technicians,  pharmacy technicians and more d uring our tour of Midwest Technical Institute, a year-round postsecondary  school providing course offerings in vocational career fields. 
$25- includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

LG Seeds Quality Assurance Lab 
Monday, October 16, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
We will visit the LG Quality Assurance testing facility in Brimfield and learn how the products areassessed through over 33 different quality tests including warm and cold germination and electrophoresis.
$28 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

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Hilltop Happenings
Presentation by Fermilab Particle Physicist

"Pioneering in Science, Space, and Society"
Thursday, October 12
5:00 p.m.
Olin Hall room 164, Bradley University
Cost: FREE!

The Mund Lagowski Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Dr. Herman B. White, Jr., a particle physicist from the Fermilab, will present "Pioneering in Science, Space, and Society" for this year's Lawrence Lecture.

This Lectureship, as well as a Scholarship at Bradley University, has been endowed by the family of Major Robert H. Lawrence, an alumnus of Bradley's Chemistry Department and the first African American named to the space program.  This fall marks fifty years since Major Lawrence met an untimely death while on a training mission following his appointment to the Manned Orbital Laboratory program.

The Lawrence Lecture will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the Lawrence Lecture Hall (Olin Hall, room 164).  

Please note that parking on campus without a permit is not available until 6:00 p.m., but public spaces can be found along Bradley Avenue or in the Bradley University Visitor's Parking Lot.

Watch Bradley Construction Project LIVE!

If you've visited campus recently, you've probably noticed or heard about the large construction project taking place off of Main Street. Where Baker Hall once stood there is now a vast pit that will become the first phase of the new state-of-the-art business and engineering complex.

Over the course of this four year project, Jobst Hall will also lend its footprint to the new complex, forming the largest building on campus to date.

Watch the construction process live by clicking here

Swami Advayatmananda Saraswati on Hindu Scriptures

Individual, World, and the Creator
Swami Advayatmananda Saraswati
Sunday, October 1
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Caterpillar Global Communications Center Room 126, Bradley University

The Hindu Youth Society at Bradley University invites you to attend a free presentation by Swami Advayatmananda Saraswati on the "Individual, World, and the Creator - their relationship according to Hindu scriptures."  He will discuss the timeless teaching tradition of Advaita Vedanta, at the center of which lies the concept of non-duality, that the individual is not separate from the world or creator.   It is in this recognition that freedom, peace, and fullness are discovered, allowing one to become alive to what is, meeting life with joy, compassion, and purpose.  A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

For more information, please contact Dr. Prasa Shastry, (309) 444-6725, or Dr. Krishnanand Mailacheruvu, (309) 696-3121.

TED Speaker Teri Griege to Present at Bradley

Teri Griege
Wednesday, October 11
7:00 p.m.
Neumiller Lecture Hall, Bradley Hall, Bradley University

OLLI members are invited to this free, inspirational presentation.   Teri Griege, a TED Talks speaker from St. Louis, MO, will discuss her incredible story of overcoming stage IV colon cancer to compete in the 2011 Ironman World Championship.  Today, she uses her experiences with cancer and the Ironman challenge to inspire others.  

Open parking on campus is available after 6:00 p.m.

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