OLLI News from Bradley University
July 18, 2017
Notable OLLI Dates

July August
July 27, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meeting  at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
Aug. 25, 5pm: Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser at the Hayden Clark Alumni Center
July 26, 9am: Fall 2017 Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms

It's Almost Time to Register for Fall 2017!

Your OLLI Fall 2017 brochure is on its way to your mailbox!  In the meantime, if you'd like to view our offerings online, visit our website at www.bradley.edu/olli to open a PDF version.

Registration will begin next Wednesday, July 26.  

Choose YOUR way to register:

OPEN HOUSE - attend the OLLI Registration Open House on Wednesday, July 26, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Michel Student Center Ballrooms. Parking is open and free on campus that day! During this time, you'll have the chance to interact one-on-one with staff, enjoy snacks and refreshments, and spend time with your friends (or meet some new ones). Registration forms received at the Open House will be processed first. Doors will open and numbers for the queue will be handed out at 8:40 a.m. We highly encourage you not to arrive before 8:15 a.m.

ONLINE - visit OLLI's webpage (bradley.edu/olli) to make your selections starting on Thursday, July 27, 9:00 a.m. 

MAIL - you may mail your form at any time after receiving the brochure (it will also be available online on July 17); forms will be queued in the order received and processed on Thursday, July 27 at 9:00 a.m.

TELEPHONE - if you would like to speak with a staff member about your registration, please call (309) 677-3900 on Thursday, July 27 after 9:00 a.m.
Hail, Red and White!
Support OLLI at the Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser

Don't forget to register for OLLI's Third Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser on Friday, August 25 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Bradley University's Hayden-Clark Alumni Center.

Join your OLLI friends - or introduce others to OLLI by inviting your family, friends, and neighbors - at this fun night of trivia, once again emceed by WMBD 1470-AM radio personalities (and OLLI instructors) Dan DiOrio and Greg Batton!

This year's theme is "Hail, Red and White," the official song of Bradley University. Participants are encouraged to wear their Bradley gear and adorn their tables in the same manner, as prizes will be awarded for the best-decorated table and best-dressed team.

For just $45 per person ($360 for a table of 8), the evening will include:
* Plentiful hors d'oeuvres, coffee, tea, water, and a cash bar
* Eight rounds of trivia fun
* Prizes for the first (and last) place teams
* Prizes for best-decorated table and best-dressed team
* Interactive competitions during breaks
* Outstanding customer service from Continuing Education staff and friends, who will deliver your answer sheets, fetch your drinks, and even sell you free answer tickets

This year's categories include Pop Culture, Geography, Science and Math, History, Sports and Leisure, Movies and Music, Arts and Literature, and Health and Wellness.

Bradley students will be on hand to escort you to and from the parking deck, and to serve as your "Bradley Brains;" for an additional donation of $25, you can have one randomly assigned to your table that night.

Teams will consist of up to 8 players. If you don't have a team, no worries! We'll place you on one!

Register today by calling 309-677-3900!  

10% off Bradley Apparel at BU Bookstore!

If you're looking for Bradley gear for OLLI's Trivia Night, here's your chance to save!

Please present this coupon for 10% off one item of Bradley apparel at the Bradley University Bookstore.  In-store purchase only.

The bookstore is open 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Offer Expires August 15, 2017.

Lend Your "Retro Technology" to World of Wonder

We have one more session of our summer camp for gifted and talented students, World of Wonder, and one of our instructors is teaching a class to upcoming 2nd-3rd graders on "Technology Then and Now."  

We are looking to borrow pieces of technology that our 7-year-old students may not be familiar with, such as rotary phones, record players, manually-operated devices such as egg beaters, typewriters, and even old, "non-smart" cell phones!  

The instructor would like to borrow a variety of such items for the week of July 31 - August 4.  If you have any technology you would be willing to lend, please contact Elly at eepeterson@bradley.edu or 309-677-2374.

Thank you in advance for helping a group of young students learn about how technology has changed over the years!

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Volunteer for OLLI:  Parking Coordinators Needed

OLLI is looking for some amazing volunteers to assist members at our park-and-ride lots before and after the Fall Kick-Off Luncheon and Fall Classes.

If you would like to give us an hour or two of your morning or afternoon on one (or more) of those five dates, we'll provide a handy-dandy reflective parking vest, sign, and very short training session.

More than 400 people volunteer for OLLI each year - we'd love to add you to this growing number of fantastic people within our lifelong learning community. Sign up using the link below and we'll be in touch with more information!

If you have any questions, please email Michelle Riggio, Associate Director, Continuing Education, at mriggio@bradley.edu.

Learn more and sign up here: Parking coordinator sign up

Sorority Collecting Glass Jars

One of our Continuing Education student workers, Caitlin, is collecting clean, recycled glass jars with lids for her sorority.  They will be "upcycled" into tabletop aquariums for an event at the beginning of the school year. 

If you have any medium- to large-sized glass jars with lids you would like to donate, please drop them off at Continuing Education, on the corner of Main and University Streets, anytime between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thank you!

Beyond the Hilltop
Join AARP in Discussing the State Budget

The State Budget: Past Due
Thursday, July 20
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30)
Peoria City Hall, 419 Fulton Street, Peoria
Cost: FREE!

OLLI members are invited to join AARP, WCBU, Peoria Public Radio, and NPR Illinois for an Illinois Issues Forum regarding the state budget.  Come have your voice heard about how the current budget crisis is impacting your life, the lives of your loved ones, and your community.

The event is free, and a reception will be held by the hosts.  The program will be audio and video recorded and available at nprillinois.org. 

Please RSVP by calling 1-877-926-8300 or online by clicking here.

News Literacy Discussion Series at Peoria Public Library: Understanding How to Combat "Fake News"

Peoria Public Library will host one more community discussion, moderated by Dennis Anderson, Executive Editor of the Peoria Journal Star, on how we discern whether a news item is legitimate and how "fake news" influences society.

OLLI members are invited to join the final public discussion:

Saturday, July 22, at 1:00 p.m. at Peoria Public Library Main Library

The discussions, which are supported by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, will also encourage participants to talk about how fake news influences civility and democracy in our society and how we can avoid being influenced by it.  

Illinois Humanities is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Illinois General Assembly [through the Illinois Arts Council Agency], as well as by contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations.  Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by speakers, program participants, or audiences do not necessarily reflect those of NEH, Illinois Humanities, our partnering organizations, or our funders.

Attend Free Programs at Chillicothe Library

The Chillicothe Public Library hosts several events each month that OLLI members may find interesting!  Below is a sampling of what they have planned for June.  

If you would like to receive your own Chillicothe Library Newsletter, click here to sign up!

Get Covered, Stay Covered | Thur., Jul 20 @ 11 - 3 pm
Have questions about the health insurance marketplace? Call Deb Roush, certified Navigator, at 815-875-7206 to set up a free appointment at the library. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Wellmobile | Sat., Jul 22 @ 9:30 - 11:30 am
The UnityPoint Health Methodist | Proctor Wellmobile is designed to promote healthier living in our community by offering free screenings, including Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose/ Cholesterol (8-12 hr. fast required), and Spirometry.

Books+Tea @ the Library | Mon., Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm
Join our book club for adults as we discuss The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware, and enjoy tea and refreshments. Copies of the book are available to check out at the front desk.

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