OLLI News from Bradley University
June 26, 2018
Jubilee College State Historic Site
Jubilee College Trip Offers Unique Glimpse of Site

Jubilee College Historic Site
Friday, July 13, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

On this trip we will have the rare opportunity to tour the Jubilee College State Historic Site building and grounds, founded in 1838 by Bishop Philander Chase, the first Episcopal bishop of Illinois. Many volunteer hours have been given to the history, restoration, conservation, and preservation of the natural beauty of this federally registered landmark. During our visit, we'll learn more about the history and background of the college as we tour the building, and enjoy tours of the adjacent historic cemetery, Jubilee butterfly garden, and several restored prairies. 

$27 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

Register online, or call Bonnie or Gwen for details at (309) 677-3900.

WOW using recycled

Share Your Recyclables - Grow a Scientist

While many of us may see a paper towel roll and empty bottle as items to discard, participants in the World of Wonder (WOW) program utilize such finds as vital components in a prototype water filtration system (pictured, above).  How imaginative!

The entire WOW staff, teachers, and participants send a huge "THANK YOU" to OLLI members who provided recyclables for this program for gifted and talented youth that met on campus last week.  Who knows?  Maybe one of your donated articles will lead to the next water purification solution!  

Fall Registration Social -  Mark Your Calendar
with this NEW Date and Time

Fall Registration Social
Wednesday, July 25 (New Date)
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. ( N ew Time)
Michel Student Center Ballrooms

The fall Registration Social has been returned to its regularly scheduled date and time at the Michel Student Center.

Here's the schedule for Wednesday, July 25 in the Michel Student Center Ballrooms
8:00 a.m.  Ballroom doors on the second floor will open for number distribution  

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.  Staff and volunteers will check your registration forms and answer questions while you enjoy refreshments and socialize with friends both new and old.

8:45 - 10:00 a.m.  Numbers will be called in order for same-day registration processing

Free parking is available on campus during the Fall Registration Social, so shuttle service will not be offered.  For more information, contact Bonnie or Gwen at (309) 677-3900.

Special Note:  The Michel Student Center does not open until 7:30 a.m.

Sense of the Sacred Continues Study of Merton, Contemplative Prayer

Sense of the Sacred, Part II
Tuesdays, July 10 - July 31, 2018
9:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

This study group is a continuation of the session we began during OLLI winter in which we began our study of Trappist monk, Thomas Merton, and his commentary on silence and interior prayer.  We will focus on the final four chapters of Merton's book, Contemplative Prayer, available from local or online retailers and libraries. Participants who did not take Part I of this group are gladly welcomed and may be asked to do some individual background reading. 

$45 - facilitated by Rev. Dr. Arvil Bass, ordained minister.

Register online , or call Bonnie or Gwen for details at (309) 677-3900.

Registration Open for OLLI/AARP Legislative Breakfast 

OLLI/AARP Legislative Breakfast
Thursday, July 12
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Bradley University
Westlake Hall, Room 116

OLLI members are invited to meet their elected officials and discuss issues they care about at an upcoming legislative breakfast.

The OLLI/AARP Legislative Breakfast, featuring local legislators and politicians, will be moderated by BradMcMillan, J.D., executive director of
the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University.

Free parking will be available in the Main Street parking deck adjacent to the Renaissance Coliseum.  Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast.

There is no fee to attend, but advance registration is required.  You can register online with the following link, or by calling AARP at the number below.

RSVP registration hotline:  (877) 926-8300
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