OLLI News from Bradley University
November 7, 2017
Notable OLLI Dates

November December January
Nov. 8, 15, & 29, 9am: Spring Curriculum Committee Meetings  in Michel Student Center Executive Suite

Jan. 8, 1:30pm: Portugal and Spain Informational Meeting at the Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Jan. 9-12: Winter 2018 Classes in the Michel Student Center

Jan. 16, 9am: Learning Trip Committee Meeting in Michel Student Center Executive Suite

Jan. 17, 9am: Spring 2018 Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms

Jan. 24, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meeting at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
You're Invited: Classes Wrap-Up and Brainstorming

OLLI Class Curriculum Committee Meetings
Wednesdays, November 8, 15, and 22
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Michel Student Center Executive Suite, Bradley University

All are invited to attend the Class Curriculum Committee Meetings on Wednesdays, November 8, 15, and 22.  During tomorrow's meeting, we will review and discuss feedback collected from evaluations of Fall 2017 classes, and begin brainstorming ideas for Spring 2018 classes.  

Attending these meetings is a great way to learn more about OLLI and the class planning process, connect with your fellow OLLI members, hear fresh ideas for future classes, and even suggest ideas of your own, if you like!  You choose your own level of involvement - no contribution to the process is too small.  

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
Take These Trips in November

Limited spaces are still available on these local learning trips, so register today!  Click here to sign up online, or call Gwen at (309) 677-3900.

FOLEPI Floatmaking (Activity Level 2)
Friday, November 10
9:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Join OLLI for a unique behind-the-scenes look at the East Peoria Festival of Lights parade.  You'll have the chance to see the "Folepi Construction Company" and some of its staff: a merry band of volunteers who design and build the floats.  During our tour, we'll meet some volunteers who work year-round designing, welding, and maintaining the floats (and their 500,000 lights) and learn how the floats evolve from concept to reality.  Chamber of Commerce Director Rick Swan will also join us to discuss the latest commercial developments throughout the city of East Peoria.  
$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

OSF Rehabilitation Services (Activity Level 2)
Thursday, November 16
8:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
We will tour the Sheridan Avenue location and learn more about OSF's occupational and physical therapy programs and the Adaptive Driving School (a driving evaluation and training program).  We will learn about other programs offered by OSF Rehabilitation Services and gain insight into how therapy works to reduce fall risk and how exercise can slow and prevent many aging processes.  With 17 clinic locations, OSF Rehabilitation Services continues to expand and be a prominent leader in the healthcare industry.
$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

Grand View Alzheimer's Special Care Center (Activity Level 2)
Friday, November 17
9:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Grand View Alzheimer's Special Care Center is one of the newest assisted living care facilities in our community.  During our tour, we'll learn how the staff approaches memory care and dementia while incorporating each resident's life story, interests, and preferences into a unique support plan.  Our tour will also include information about how residents can choose between long-term assisted living arrangements and short-term respite care, the different forms of dementia, and what to do when a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation
OLLI Readers' Theatre a Success

Last week participants in an OLLI study group gave an outstanding performance of "Prose and Cons," a stage adaptation of poetry written by inmates of the Douglas County Jail in Lawrence, Kansas.  The adaptation's author, Brian Daldorph, addressed the audience, and the whole performance was recorded on video for the inmates to watch in jail.

Congratulations to director Dr. Bettsey Barhorst, assistant director Calista Reed, musician Bob Drake, and all the participants in this amazing study group!

Hilltop Happenings
Emergence Features Bradley University Artists

The Department of Art is proud to announce that twenty-four artists exhibiting in Peoria Riverfront Museum's Exhibition Emergence are connected with the Bradley University Department of Art, either as a faculty member (including adjunct), former faculty member, current student, or alumni. Once again, this demonstrates the tremendous impact of our department's collaborations and our influence within the arts community, locally, regionally and nationally.

Click here to learn more about the artists from Bradley University featured in the exhibit.
Symposium on Restoring America's Democracy

Restoring America's Democracy: Inspiring a New Generation of Civic Engagement
Friday, November 10
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Peplow Pavilion, Hayden-Clark Alumni Center, Bradley University

OLLI members are invited to attend the symposium "Restoring America's Democracy: Inspiring a New Generation of Civic Engagement" on Friday, November 10, on the third floor of the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center.  Sponsored by The Dirksen Congressional Center in partnership with the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University, a variety of speakers will discuss topics related to civic engagement on local and national levels.  Featured speakers will include Congressman Darin LaHood, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, State Representative Mike Unes, and more.

To view a complete listing of speakers and topics, click here.

This event is free and open to the public; advance registration is requested.  Please call (309) 677-2820 to register over the phone, or click here to register online.
Tunnel of Oppression

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Bradley University will host its annual Tunnel of Oppression event November 7, 8, and 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Tunnel of Oppression is a multi-media, interactive, guided tour that highlights contemporary issues of oppression.  It is designed to introduce people to the concepts of oppression, privilege, and power by guiding them through a series of "tunnels" designed by people in certain marginalized populations.

Nearly 1,000 participants attend each year.  The event is free of charge, but advance registration is required at Bradley.edu/diversity
3rd Annual  Charley Steiner Symposium on 
Sports Communication

Some big names in sports communication will gather at Bradley University for the 3rd annual Charley Steiner Symposium on Sports Communication on Tuesday, November 7.
The event's namesake, Charley  Steiner ( four-time Emmy Award winner, National Radio Hall of Fame inductee, LA Dodgers play-by-play announcer, and Bradley alumnus) will headline the event.  Participants include  Larry King, Matt Savoie (Bradley alumnus, Olympian and  former competitive figure skater)  and Rick Telander ( senior sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times)  and many more .  

The program includes multiple sessions  covering topics of The Rise and Fall of ESPN, New Media Challenges and Opportunities, Perspectives of the Olympics and Paralympics, and others.  All are  open to the public.
For more information and to view the full symposium schedule, click here.
To view a flyer for the event, click here.

Beyond the Hilltop
Free Concert by Canadian Trio at Chillicothe Library

The Andrew Collins Trio
Saturday, November 18
2:30 p.m.
Chillicothe Public Library, 430 N Bradley Ave, Chillicothe

Enjoy this free concert at the Chillicothe Public Library, featuring award-winning acoustic group, the Andrew Collins Trio.  The style of these three talented string musicians incorporates elements of bluegrass, folk, jazz, classical, and swing.

For more information, visit the library website by clicking here.

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