OLLI News from Bradley University
July 11, 2017
Notable OLLI Dates

July August
July 13 & 27, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meetings  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

Explore an Alternative Approach to Investing

Join this participation-based study group this summer!  Call Bonnie at 309-677-3900 to register today!

An Alternative Approach to Investing
Mondays, July 24 - August 28
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

The group will explore a series of modern investment concepts, and discuss some very easy, simple, and inexpensive alternatives to active management to determine if they have better outcomes. Each participant will be expected to review and present at least two of the investment concepts and assist the facilitators in discussing them. Participants will need a basic understanding of investment concepts, an attitude of intellectual openness, and a willingness to share thoughts and impressions gleaned
from the readings. The premise of this study group is based on the book, The 3 Simple Rules of Investing - Why Everything You've Heard About Investing is Wrong and
What to Do Instead, by Carrol Fabbri, George Peacock, Kwok L. Tsui, and Michael Edesess, available from local or online retailers and libraries.

$45 - facilitated by Robert Albers, OLLI facilitator, and Michael Powers and Rae Anne Hamp, OLLI members and participants in the first offering of this group.

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!  

OLLI Reads

Many  OLLI participants are using the  OLLI  Reads list to share information about their favorite books.

By clicking on the link below, you can open and  read the list yourself.  Clicking on most of the titles in the list will direct you to Amazon, where you can find more information about the book and a free sample of the book ready for wireless delivery to your Kindle Reader.

Contact Greg Peine at  gspeine@comcast.net with your suggestions for additions to the  OLLI  Reads list.

If you need a free Kindle Reader for your PC, the videos at the links below can show you how to download the program.


Summer Reminder: Closed-Toed Shoes on All Trips

As we settle into the heat of summer and sandals come out of hibernation, we have a friendly reminder for our trip-goers that closed-toed shoes are required on all learning trips for safety purposes.  

Not only do several of our tour hosts require closed-toed footwear in order to gain access to their facilities, we want to keep safety our top priority on all learning trips.  

Thank you for your cooperation!

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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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 two more community discussions, 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 any of these free, public discussions:

Monday, July 17, at 6:00 p.m. at Peoria Public Library North Branch
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!
Meet Author Sarah Angleton | Sun., Jul 16 @ 2 pm
Launching Sheep & Other Stories is a new book celebrating five years of learning and laughing with The Practical Historian, a blog full of history, life, and love. Covering topics from the Russian beard tax to the first cat to tumble over Niagara Falls in a barrel to the short-lived atomic energy lab kit for children, the essays in this collection are part history, part memoir, and all nonsense. Signed books will be available for purchase. 

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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