OLLI News from Bradley University
OLLI Constitutional Amendment Vote Coming in January

On November 12, OLLI's Executive Committee approved a proposal to add a new committee, and this amendment will be offered for a vote before the membership during Winter classes.  

The proposed amendment calls for the addition of a membership development committee, which will assume the responsibility for developing and enacting plans for recruitment, orientation, and retention of OLLI members.  With the addition of the membership development chair, the OLLI Executive Committee will increase from ten to eleven members.

Read more about it in the proposed amendment to the  OLLI Consitution.  

Winter OLLI Preview

Each week until Winter OLLI begins, we're highlighting some programs that may interest you.  Take a look at these events that you can enjoy in January and February.

Ceramics from the Ground Up (Class #2)
Tuesday, January 8 and Thursday, January 10
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Heuser Art Center (includes transportation)

The Total Percussion Experience (Class #8)
Tuesday, January 8 and Thursday, January 10
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Dingledine Music Center (includes transportation)

It Takes a Region: Economic Development Beyond a City's Borders (Class #21) 
Wednesday, January 9 and Friday, January 11
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Bradley University Michel Student Center

The Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication (Class #29)
Wednesday, January 9 and Friday, January 11
12:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Bradley University Michel Student Center

Study Groups
Revisiting Eyes on the Prize (Study Group #3)
Tuesdays, January 15 - February 19
9:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Peoria Next Innovation Center, 801 W. Main St.

Earth, Wind, Water, and Waste - Environmental Sustainability (Study Group #4)
Wednesdays, January 16 - February 20
1:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Peoria Next Innovation Center, 801 W. Main St.

Making a Video - The Cheap and Easy Way to Remember Vacations and More (Study Group #13)
Tuesdays, January 15 - February 19
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Goodwill Commons, 2319 E. War Memorial Drive

For more information about these Winter 2019 classes and study groups:
  • View class descriptions here.
  • View study group descriptions here.
  • Register online.
  • If you have questions, call Bonnie or Gwen at (309) 677-3900
OLLI Insider: Your Questions Answered

Dear OLLI Insider,

I have a friend who is still thinking about signing up for Winter classes, but is sure yet if his schedule will be clear that week. Can he still sign up for classes in January?
Friend on the Fence

Dear Friend on the Fence,

Absolutely!  We will take class registrations up until the first day of classes.  There are plenty of classes to  choose from even though there are a few that are full. Tell your friends who haven't registered yet to give us a call before or after the holidays!

OLLI Insider


OLLI Insider   is a weekly article that addresses questions from our members.  If you have a question about OLLI you'd like featured in an upcoming edition, please email  continue@bradley.edu .
Upcoming OLLI Events

December 2018
January 2019
Dec. 24 - 31 Holiday Break
Bradley University Offices Closed
Jan. 1, New Year's Day, Bradley University Offices Closed

Jan. 8 - 11, OLLI Winter Classes, Bradley University Michel Student Center

Jan. 15, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Learning Trip Committee Meeting, Peoria Next Innovation Center

Jan. 16, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., Spring Registration SocialBradley University Michel Student Center Ballrooms

Jan. 17 and 31, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Study Group Committee MeetingsPeoria Next Innovation Center

  Hilltop Happenings
Bradley Co-Sponsoring National Exhibit of WW II Experiences 
of Japanese Americans

Courage and Compassion Exhibit: Our Shared Story of the 

Japanese American World War II Experience
Through December 13
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Peoria Public Library, Main Library, 107 NE Monroe

Through images, audio, and interactive elements, the Courage and Compassion exhibit provides a 360-degree perspective of the WWII experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry while exploring its relevance today. The exhibit highlights little-known acts of conscience by everyday people including local Peoria residents, Bradley University, and other organizations, who rose above the wartime hysteria to recognize Japanese Americans as friends, neighbors and fellow citizens. 

Courage and Compassion is made possible through a collaboration among Go For Broke National Education Center, Bradley University, and the Peoria Public Library.  For more information, visit the  Library's website, or call (309) 497-2141.  The exhibit is free and open to the public.  
  Beyond the Hilltop
Fine Arts Society to Host Lecture Featuring  Girard's Playful Designs and Use of Folk Art

The Serious Play of Alexander Girard
Thursday, December 13
10:00 a.m. (social time 9:30-10:00 a.m.)
Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington

Alexander Girard, also known as Sandro, was a leading designer and architect in the mid-twentieth century. He worked across multiple disciplines, including industrial design as well as interior, furniture, and textile design. He and his wife were also enthusiastic collectors of folk art. This lecture by Monica Obniski of the Milwaukee Art Museum will highlight Girard's playful designs and his use of folk art.

Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students.   For more information, visit the  Fine Arts Society website , or call (309) 692-1858.  

Photo courtesy of Denver Art Museum
Peoria Speaks Program Returns to North Branch

Positive Health Solutions (PHS)  - Mission and Services
Presentation by Lisa Roeder
Thursday, December 13
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Peoria Public Library North Branch

For this month's edition of Peoria Speaks,  the presenter will be Lisa Roeder, Supervisor of Medical Social Services at Positive Health Solutions (PHS). PHS is part of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria and provides a range of health care and support services for area residents living with HIV/AIDS.  Lisa will provide background information about PHS's mission, history, and services, and then the floor will be open for questions and discussion.

Peoria Speaks is a monthly community discussion program which focuses on topics of interest to Peorians. Funding for Peoria Speaks is being provided by Illinois Humanities through its Illinois Speaks program which is aimed at strengthening the democratic process through community dialogues across the state of Illinois. 

The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the Peoria Public Library at (309) 497-2186

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