OLLI News from Bradley University
April 11, 2017
Notable OLLI Dates

April May
Apr. 12, 19, 26: OLLI Spring Classes 
May 3, 9am: Summer 2017 Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms
Apr. 11, 9am: Learning Trip Committee Meeting in Michel Student Center Executive Suite
May 10, 17, & 31, 9am: Curriculum Committee Meetings in Michel Student Center Executive Suite
Apr. 13 & 27, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meetings at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

OLLI Class Reminders and Theme Days

Spring classes continue tomorrow!  As you prepare to come to campus, please take a moment to review the following reminders.

Bus and Shuttle Service
Enjoy door-to-door shuttle service on class days by parking at one of these two 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.

Theme Days - Show Your Spirit!
Wednesday, 4/12 - Rise of the Red Day (with group photo) 
Wear Bradley RED, and lots of it!  We will show our pride in being part of the Bradley family!
If you are on social media, we encourage you to post your pictures and include #RiseOfTheRed in your description.  This phrase is a hashtag created by Bradley University to promote school spirit.

Wednesday, 4/19 - Alma Mater Day
Wear your school colors, from high school or beyond.  Maybe you'll spot a classmate!
If you post pictures, use the hashtag #OLLIatBradley in your description.

Wednesday, 4/26 - I Volunteer Day
In honor of National Volunteer Week, help spread awareness by sharing your passion with pride.
On this day, you can pick up a #ivolunteer signboard at the OLLI registration desk, and customize is with what inspires or motivates you, what causes you're most passionate about, or what volunteering means to you.  We'll take a photo of you holding the sign and share it on social media using #ivolunteer.

What's a hashtag, you ask?  A hashtag is a keyword phrase, spelled without spaces, with a pound sign (#) in front of it.  For example, #OLLIatBradley and #RiseOfTheRed are both hashtags.  You can put these hashtags anywhere in your social media posts: in the beginning, at the end, or anywhere in between.  They tie public conversations from all different users into a single stream, which you can find by searching for a hashtag or clicking on one.  

Have questions about theme days or hashtags?  Come see a Continuing Education staffer at the registration desk, and we'll be happy to help!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
Recyclable Items Needed for World of Wonder

World of Wonder, a summer camp for gifted and talented students run by Continuing Education, needs your recyclable items!  Our teachers are coming up with creative activities to challenge students' higher order thinking processes, and below is a list of recyclable supplies they would love to have.

- empty tubes from toilet paper, paper towels, and wrapping paper
- shoeboxes
- cereal boxes
- rinsed soda cans
- rinsed soup cans 
- plastic grocery bags (with no holes)
- empty water bottles
- take-out pizza boxes (a little grease is okay)
- newspaper

If you are able to collect any of the above items, we will take them!  You may bring your items with you to classes  to drop off at the registration desk, or you may bring them to the Continuing Education building (corner of Main and University streets) any time between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Thank you for supporting World of Wonder 2017!

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Remembering the Holocaust This Spring

The new Peoria Holocaust Memorial, a collection of 11 million buttons symbolizing each of the lives lost during this tragic moment in history, will re-open at its new  location outside of the Peoria Riverfront Museum on April 23 ( click here for more information on the dedication ceremony).  

Join OLLI this spring in remembering the Holocaust in this special Cinema Conversations group, back by popular demand.  

The Pianist and the Holocaust
Fridays, April 12, 28, and May 5
10:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (April 21)
10:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (April 28 and May 5)
Peoria Public Library North Branch

The Pianist, directed by Roman Polanski and released in 2002, is an adaptation of Wladyslaw Szpilman's memoir of survival in Nazi-occupied Poland during the Holocaust.  Beginning with the German Blitzkrieg against Poland in September 1939, it follows Szpliman as he and his family are confined to the Warsaw Ghetto.  Ultimately, he is the lone survivor, aided by a secret Polish organization dedicated to hiding Jews, and finally by the German army officer Wilm Hosenfeld.  This film was awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, the BAFTA for Best Picture, and three Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay.  

At its first meeting, the group will watch the film.  During the two sessions that follow, we will discuss David Engel's The Holocaust: The Third Reich and the Jews, available from local or online retailers or libraries.  

$29 - moderated by Dr. John A. Williams, Professor of History, Bradley University

Click on the above image to view a trailer for The Pianist.
Click on the above image to view a trailer for The Pianist.

To register, call Gwen at 309-677-3900.  A limited number of seats remain, so call today!
Get Your Own OLLI Gear at Land's End!

If you've ever wanted to own a polo, sweater, or accessory featuring the OLLI logo, here's your chance!  

We've opened up a store with Land's End, where you can quickly and easily order a variety of apparel and promotional products customized with the OLLI logo as pictured above.  

To visit the store, please click here.  Once you've chosen an item and quantity, select "Apply Logo," and the OLLI logo will appear on your product.  It's that easy!  If you have questions, please call Land's End support at (800) 587-1541.

See More of Our Community on Local Learning Trips 

Don't miss your chance to take a behind-the-scenes look at these local destinations this spring!

East Bluff Community Center (Activity Level 2)
Thursday, April 27
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Based in the former St. Bernard's Catholic School, the East Bluff Community Center has partnered with 25 not-for-profit organizations in just the last two years to provide direct services to hundreds of East Bluff residents.  We'll take a private tour with Molly Bishop, host of the radio show Tales from the Whiskey City, who will give us an overview of the facility and programs, including the history of the building and neighborhood.  Among the services provided are a food pantry, after-school tutoring, athletic programs, computer skill classes, and more.  We will get the opportunity to visit WAZU 90.7 FM, a community-based radio station on the second floor.

$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

Excel Foundry and Machine (Activity Level 4)
Tuesday, May 23
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
On this day, we'll visit Excel Foundry and Machine, the "replacement parts superstore" to the mineral processing and aggregate industries.  We'll discover how this global, full-line crusher replacement parts company provides nearly any part needed to operate crushing or large-scale open-pit mining equipment.  We will also learn about the warehousing and processing center, foundry addition, and corporate office facility, each consisting of several thousand square feet of space.

$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

To register for these or any other trips, call Gwen at 309-677-3900.
View and Discuss Some Like It Hot at Wanee Cinemas

Enjoy a relaxing day in Kewanee with OLLI as we view Some Like It Hot, followed by a discussion and lunch.

Dinner and a Movie at Wanee Cinemas: Some Like It Hot
Monday, May 22
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Join us for a day in Kewanee to view a private screening of Some Like It Hot at the recently renovated Wanee Cinemas.  Winner of the 1960 Academy Award for Best Costume Design and nine additional awards, this lighthearted comedy features an all-star cast of Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon.  The story follows two Chicago musicians who, after witnessing the St. Valentine's Day massacre, are looking to get out of town and away from mobster Spats Columbo.  They disguise themselves as Josaphine (Curtis) and Daphne (Lemmon) in order to join an all-girl band heading to Florida, and find that hiding their true identities will be more difficult than they imagined when romance and mobsters in Florida interrupt their plan.  

On our visit, we will learn about the history of the Wanee theater, view the film, enjoy a moderated discussion, and dine at Cerno's Bar and Grill for lunch.  Shuttle transportation is available, or you are welcome to drive yourself to meet us in Kewanee.

$55 - includes film screening, moderated discussion, dinner, gratuities, and shuttle transportation if desired.

To register, call Gwen at 309-677-3900.
Beyond the Hilltop
PAWAC Hosts Refugee Discussion

International Humanitarian Law: A View of Refugee Rights
Thursday, April 13
6:00 p.m.
Caterpillar Global Communications Building, Room 126, Bradley University
Cost: Free!

The Peoria Area World Affairs Council (PAWAC) and Bradley University's International Affairs Organization and the Institute of International Studies presents "International Humanitarian Law: A View of Refugee Rights" on Thursday, April 13, 2017.  The lecture will begin at 6:00 p.m. in room 126 of the Caterpillar Global Communications Building on the Bradley University campus.

Bradley University students will discuss what countries are obligated to do for refugees under International Humanitarian Law, primarily established by the Geneva Conventions, as well as the stipulations and difficulty of the refugee process.  The information conveyed throughout the presentation will then be applied to the Syrian refugee crisis.  The program is expected to last approximately one hour.  This program is free and open to the pubic.

Learn about Cyber Security with PAWAC

Cyberwar and the Internet of Things
Thursday, April 20
6:00 p.m.
Westlake Hall, Room 116, Bradley University
Cost: $10.00 for PAWAC members; $15.00 for the general public

The Peoria Area World Affairs Council (PAWAC) and Bradley University's Institute of International Studies present "Cyberwar and the Internet of Things" on Thursday, April 20, 2017.  The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. in room 116 of Westlake Hall on the Bradley University campus.

Recent high profile events show how the "connected" devices of our daily lives have become "soldiers" in a cyberwar of espionage and attacks by nations and non-state actors.  The internet is a type of global commons essential for innovation, research, and development.  With this importance, cyberwar and security is rising as one of the most important topics in international affairs.  Security Researcher Cody Kretsinger of CIAN, a leading cyber security firm, will provide background on the latest developments in the cyber security arena and discuss just how easy it is for a hacker to invade the devices that we rely on daily.

Tickets are $10.00 for PAWAC members; $15.00 for the general public.  All students may attend the lecture for free with their student ID.  Tickets can be purchased in advance via the PAWAC website: www.pawac.org. Tickets will also be available at the door as long as the event is not sold out.  

OLLI Members Invited to Attend April Programs at Chillicothe Public Library

Prairie & Wetlands
Thursday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.
What is a wetland? How do wetlands and prairies affect the environment? What grants are available to help you establish prairie and wetlands on your property or in your community? Mary Lou Lael will share answers to these questions and discuss her own wetland/prairie project. For more information call  309-274-2719 or visit  chillipld.org.

World Cinema Saturday: Of Gods and Men (Des homme et des dieux) - France
Saturday, April 22, 1:00 p.m.
PG-13, 2h 2min
This movie will be shown in French & Arabic with English subtitles. Popcorn served (you're invited to bring your own bowl to help us reduce waste), and outside food welcome! For more information call  309-274-2719 or visit  chillipld.org.

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