OLLI News from Bradley University
September 26, 2017
Notable OLLI Dates

October November
Oct. 4, 11, 18, & 25: OLLI Fall Classes in the Michel Student Center
Nov. 1, 9am: Winter 2018 Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms
Oct. 5, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meeting at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
Nov. 8, 15, & 29, 9am: Spring Curriculum Committee Meetings in Michel Student Center Executive Suite
It's Not Too Late to Register for Fall Classes!

OLLI classes will be held on Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, and 25!  OLLI classes offer a great way to go "back to school" and learn about the topics that interest you most from experts in those fields-- without any homework, tests, or tardy slips!

For $95, you can take four classes of your choice, enjoy door-to-door shuttle service and plenty of snacks throughout the day, and join in the camaraderie that is truly unique to OLLI classes.  

Our instructors this fall include experts in a wide variety of fields.  For example, you can learn about medical imaging machines from John Engdahl, the Donald V. Fites chair and professor, Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology at Bradley University, in Class #16:

Looking Inside Our Body with Medical Imaging Machines  (10:30 - 11:30 a.m. block)
Medical imaging has grown from a simple x-ray to an array of diagnostic tools using diverse signals and technology.  This class will explain how these technologies can "see" inside the human body, how they differentiate tissues and physiology, and their overall diagnostic benefits and risk.

Register today by calling  (309) 677-3900 or  click here to sign up online!
Autumn Baseball: Greatest World Series Games Ever

Mondays, October 9 - November 6
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
Join OLLI for this timely study group on the World Series.  Participants will learn about the history of this fall classic in general and then focus on four memorable games. We'll consider 1975's tussle between Boston and Cincinnati, the St. Louis Cardinals' extra-inning 2011 victory over Texas, the final game in 1960 when the Pirates beat the mighty Yankees, and the unforgettable 2016 struggle between the Cubs and the Indians.
Participants will need email and internet access to read articles and view links.

$45 - Facilitated by the following baseball fans: Tim Bailey, Caterpillar Inc. retiree; Keith Butterfield, curriculum chairperson; Kurt Butterfield, study group category coordinator; and Michelle Riggio, OLLI director.

Click here to use  OLLI's online registration system, or call 677-3900 to register.

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Join OLLI for a Local Day Trip!

Henderson Funeral Home
Friday, October 6, 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
We'll learn about the history of this family busines,  offering funeral services to
the residents of the area for more than a century, how it moved from a Colonial mansion in downtown Pekin to today's modern 9,200 square-foot facility on the
outskirts of town.
$27 - includes   lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

Midwest Technical Institute 
Thursday, October 12, 11:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
We'll gain insight into occupational programs for   future welders, heating/air conditioning/ appliance repair technicians,  pharmacy technicians and more d uring our tour of Midwest Technical Institute, a year-round postsecondary  school providing course offerings in vocational career fields. 
$25- includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

LG Seeds Quality Assurance Lab 
Monday, October 16, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
We will visit the LG Quality Assurance testing facility in Brimfield and learn how the products areassessed through over 33 different quality tests including warm and cold germination and electrophoresis.
$28 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

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Hilltop Happenings
Swami Advayatmananda Saraswati on Hindu Scriptures

Individual, World, and the Creator
Swami Advayatmananda Saraswati
Sunday, October 1
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Caterpillar Global Communications Center Room 126, Bradley University

The Hindu Youth Society at Bradley University invites you to attend a free presentation by Swami Advayatmananda Saraswati on the "Individual, World, and the Creator - their relationship according to Hindu scriptures."  He will discuss the timeless teaching tradition of Advaita Vedanta, at the center of which lies the concept of non-duality, that the individual is not separate from the world or creator.   It is in this recognition that freedom, peace, and fullness are discovered, allowing one to become alive to what is, meeting life with joy, compassion, and purpose.  A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

For more information, please contact Dr. Prasa Shastry, (309) 444-6725, or Dr. Krishnanand Mailacheruvu, (309) 696-3121.

TED Speaker Teri Griege to Present at Bradley

Teri Griege
Wednesday, October 11
7:00 p.m.
Neumiller Lecture Hall, Bradley Hall, Bradley University

OLLI members are invited to this free, inspirational presentation.   Teri Griege, a TED Talks speaker from St. Louis, MO, will discuss her incredible story of overcoming stage IV colon cancer to compete in the 2011 Ironman World Championship.  Today, she uses her experiences with cancer and the Ironman challenge to inspire others.  

Open parking on campus is available after 6:00 p.m.

Beyond the Hilltop
Gathering at the Well: 
Our Stewardship of the World's Water

Gathering at the Well: Our Stewardship of the World's Water
Saturday, September 30
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Cost: FREE!

OLLI members are invited to attend this free seminar.  Scott Reeise, Director of Public Works, City of Peoria, and Dr. Yunlus Salami, Civil Engineering, Bradley University, will address local and global issues of water treatment and distribution.  Discussion will follow each presentation.  Lunch will be served.  Everyone is welcome.  Register online at www.westminsterpeoria.org or call (309) 673-8501.

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