OLLI News from Bradley University
November 13, 2018  
Enjoy Watching, Discussing Timeless Film

The Graduate
Friday, November 16
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.

Join us in viewing this romantic comedy-drama on the Riverfront Museum's Giant Screen!  Both humorous and satirical, The Graduate depicts not only the "generation gap"
of the late sixties, but also that generation's angst and disillusionment of life after college, a theme as prevalent today as it was fifty years ago. Gary Nelson, OLLI study group chair and avid movie buff, will lead a pre-film discussion on how the films from 1967, including The Graduate, changed the film industry.

OLLI is partnering with AARP, the Encore program at the Hult Center for Healthy Living, Senior Care Network, and the Fondulac Park District to present this special program.

$5 - includes moderated discussion, film screening, popcorn, and soda. Transportation not provided - meet us there!

For more information, contact  Bonnie or Gwen at (309) 677-3900.  You may also  register online .  
Meet Dave "Sal" Allan,
OLLI Learning Trips Chair

Each member of the OLLI Executive Committee has a unique perspective on the benefits of OLLI, and Dave "Sal" Allan is no exception.  As the chair of the Learning Trips Committee, Dave has learned much about travel and about the extraordinary value of volunteers, but what he wants others to know is that "OLLI can be a new life after retirement."  

Winter Study Group to Focus on
Emmy-Winning Civil Rights Documentary  

Revisiting Eyes on the Prize
Tuesdays, January 15 - February 19
9:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Peoria Next Innovation Center, 801 W. Main St.

Told from the point of view of the ordinary men and women who launched the Civil Rights movement, Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954 - 1965 is a documentary whose struggles are relevant yet today.  In this study group, we will watch an episode from the series at each session and discuss the implications - then and now.

$45 - facilitated by brothers Kurt and Keith Butterfield, Caterpillar retirees and frequent OLLI volunteers  

For more information, contact  Bonnie or Gwen at (309) 677-3900.  You may also  register online .  
OLLI Insider: Your Questions Answered

Dear OLLI Insider,
I noticed that the brochure often features a segment about OLLI's learning environment.  Why is it important to address something as fundamental as mutual respect?

Seems Obvious 

Dear Seems Obvious, 
Every fall, Bradley University President Gary Roberts send a message to all staff and students to remind us of our shared values: 

As members of the Bradley community, we treat each other with respect and dignity; we do not accept discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, gender or disability; and we foster an open and diverse society where the rights of all members are respected.

"Our differences are our strengths," according to Roberts, and so it is important that we remind ourselves what we value.   

Because OLLI members are also Bradley "students," these principles extend to our community of lifelong learners.  Thus we regularly include a "Learning Environment" statement in the OLLI brochure.  

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 .
Update Your Reading List - Visit 'OLLI Reads'

Looking for a good book to read?  Want to share a favorite book with others?

Visit OLLI Reads, a website created and updated by OLLI members who love to read.

In the last month, two new titles have been added to the growing list of favorites.  But you can add a favorite too!  Or if you're looking for some recommendations from other readers, check out the reviews written by your OLLI friends.  

Here are a couple of tips to help you use the OLLI Reads site:

To add comments about a book, visit OLLI Readsclick on "Add Your Book" (top right), complete the form, click on "Submit."  Your recommended book will now be added to the list of favorites.

To view comments about a book read by an OLLI member, visit OLLI Readsand scroll down through the list of books, including the comments supplied by OLLI members.  If you want even more detail, click on any title to see the book's full description and price on Amazon.com.  

Nurture your bookish self!  Visit OLLI Reads to find out what OLLI members are recommending!
OLLI Study Group Site, Goodwill Commons, Seeks Volunteers for Computer Lab

Goodwill Commons is seeking volunteers to assist users who visit its computer lab at its War Memorial Drive facility.  Interested volunteers will help visitors at Goodwill's Open Lab every other Wednesday, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  

Among the skills required are: proficiency in Windows 10, helping participants become more comfortable using Internet browsers, answering basic computer questions, and more.  For more information, call Samantha Kinsey, Program Manager at Goodwill at (309) 682-1113 (extension 2118).
Upcoming OLLI Events

Nov. 14, 9:00 a.m. Curriculum Committee Meeting , Peoria Next Innovation Center
Dec 24 - 31 Holiday Break , Bradley University Offices Closed
Nov 21, noon - 5:00 p.m. , Thanksgiving Holiday Bradley University Offices Closed

Nov 22 - 23
,  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Happy Thanksgiving!  
Bradley University Offices Closed
Happy Holidays!
Nov 27, 9:30 a.m., Glacier/Waterton Lakes National Parks Trip Informational Meeting , Peoria Next Innovation Center

Nov.  28, 9:00 a.m. Curriculum Committee Meeting , Peoria Next Innovation Center

  Hilltop Happenings
Ambassador to Address Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking as a Human Rights Crisis:  A Way Forward with Cohort 2030
Thursday, November 15
7:00 p.m.
Bradley University Global Communications Center, Room 126

Exploring the multi-faceted issue of human trafficking and modern-day slavery from the global to the local levels, the student-led International Humanitarian Law Action Campaign will host a lecture by U.N. Ambassador Sarah Mendelson.

Mendelson is the Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy and Head of Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University.  She served as the U.S. Representative to the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations, lead its program on international development, human rights, and humanitarian affairs, oversaw campaigns to get country-specific resolutions passed in the General Assembly and to get NGOs, including the Committee to Protect Journalists, accredited to the U.N.    She also led efforts to elevate the issue of combating human trafficking and was senior lead for the President's Summit on Refugees. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of over 70 scholarly and public policy publications, Mendelson will speak on the issue of human trafficking as a human rights crisis.

The program is free and open to the public.  For more information contact the Institute for International Studies at Bradley University, (309) 677-2450.
  Beyond the Hilltop
National Exhibit at Library to Feature
Japanese American World War II Experience

Courage and Compassion Exhibit: Our Shared Story of the
Japanese American World War II Experience
November 9 - 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.  
North Branch to Host Coroner for Presentation

A Day in the Life of Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood
Thursday, November 15
6:00 - 730 p.m.
Peoria Public Library North Branch, 3001 West Grand Parkway

As part of the monthly Peoria Speaks program, the library will host Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood who will describe a day in the life of the Coroner.  He will provide background information about the Coroner's Office and his duties, and then the floor will be open for questions and further discussion of the topics he introduces.  

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 their Illinois Speaks program which is aimed at strengthening the democratic process through community dialogues across the state of Illinois.

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