OLLI News from Bradley University

December 27, 2016
Notable OLLI Dates

December January
Dec. 23 - Jan. 2: Continuing Education Office closed 
Jan. 3: Continuing Education Office re-opens

Jan. 10-13: OLLI Winter Classes in the Michel Student Center

Jan. 18, 9am: Spring 2017 Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms

We wish you and your family a Happy New Year!

Please note that our office is closed for the holidays through Monday, January 2, 2017.  Our online registration site for Winter Classes, Study Groups, Trips, and Cinema will remain open, and we will return all phone and email messages on Tuesday, January 3. 

Winter Class Reminders

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over, it will be time to relax, learn something new, and stay warm with OLLI at Winter Classes!

Winter Classes will be held on Tuesday - Friday, January 10 - 13, 2017, in the Michel Student Center.  You can take four different classes for $95, which also includes a Kickoff buffet lunch on Tuesday, warm drinks throughout the day every day, and snacks every morning and afternoon during class breaks.  

Parking on campus will be available during classes, so please feel free to park in any of the blue- or white-lined spaces near the Michel Student Center.   Click here to view a map of campus.

To view a complete list of classes with their descriptions, time periods, and other details, please click here.

To register for Winter classes, please call 309-677-3900 or sign up online by clicking here.
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Seeking Legacy Speech Volunteers

Laura Bruns, a lecturer in the Department of Communication at Bradley, is seeking OLLI volunteers to serve as subjects for her students' "Legacy Speeches" next semester. 

You will be paired with a student who will interview you and write a speech in your honor for their class assignment. This volunteer opportunity would only require that you let the student interview you in person or by phone during the month of February 2017. You will be invited to watch the classroom speech and will be given a copy of the speech to keep! 

If you are interested, please sign up by clicking here.

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Bon Appetit: A Celebration of Julia Child

Join OLLI in a study group featuring Julia Child this winter!  Register by January 9.

Bon Appetit: A Celebration of Julia Child
Monday, January 23 - February 27
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Peoria NEXT Innovation Center, 801 N Main St

Here's a chance to ring in 2017 in an OLLI study group about the life and  times of an American original, the incomparable Julia Child. We'll explore  her life from childhood to college to a stint with the OSS in China in World  War II where she met and married Paul Child. The role that Paul played in  Julia's success in American public television will be a special topic of  discussion in this group which still has a couple of seats waiting to be filled.   Call Bonnie at the OLLI Office (677-2523) before January 20 to learn and  laugh in the New Year.

$45 - facilitated by Carol May, retired Social Science Professor at Illinois Central College and OLLI Cinema Committee Chair.

To register, call Bonnie at 309-677-3900 or click here to utilize our online registration system before January 20.

Click on the video to watch a clip of an interview with Stanley Tucci, who played Paul Child in Julia and Julia.
No, Not in Our Town: Peoria's Opiate Crisis

Join this study group to take part in the important discussion surrounding the recent spike in opiate use in Peoria.

No, Not in Our Town: Peoria's Opiate Crisis
Tuesdays, January 24 - February 28
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Peoria NEXT Innovation Center, 801 N Main St, Peoria

During the last few months, OLLI participants have learned, through national and local  media, about the issue of opiate abuse in the United States, Illinois and Peoria. In  reaction to our local situation, Mayor Jim Ardis has organized a committee of  professionals and citizens to address the opiate crisis in the River City and surrounding  communities.  While OLLI members may think that the abuse issue mainly  impacts teenagers, young adults, and the middle-aged, data suggests that it is an  important health problem among seniors.  According to the Hazelden Betty Ford  Foundation website, the incidence of addiction in older adults is rising, due to greater  access to prescription drugs for the treatment of physical and emotional pain as well as  a decreased ability to metabolize dosage levels that were tolerated in younger  years.  Join professionals and citizens who battle daily against drug abuse in "Not  in Our Town: Peoria's Opiate Crisis."   Using film  and participant discussion, we'll explore this important health issue.

$45 - facilitated by Carol May, retired Social Science Professor at Illinois Central College and OLLI Cinema Committee chair, and Roberta Koscielski, Assistant Director, Peoria Public Library and member of the Mayor's Community Coalition Against Heroin. 

To register, please call Bonnie at 309-677-3900 or click here to utilize our online registration system.  

Click on this video link to watch a clip from CBS news that focuses on rising rates of drug addiction among Baby Boomers.

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