OLLI News from Bradley University
Important Announcement 
About  July 26 Registration Open House

As a courtesy to all OLLI members, it has been our practice to accept one or two registrations per person at each season's Registration Open House.  

For example, a wife often brings her husband's registration form, or a neighbor will bring in a form for his/her friend who is traveling and unable to attend the Open House.

Due to the large volume of calls the Continuing Education office has received in the past week about our  September 27 Learning Trip to see Hamilton, we are anticipating great demand for this trip, which is limited to 43 participants.

Out of fairness, we will continue the practice of accepting only two registrations per person at the  July 26 Registration Open House at the Michel Student Center.

As a reminder, parking is open and free on campus that day!  During the Open House, 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. 

Thank you for your continuing support of and dedication to OLLI!

July 25, 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

Fall 2017 Registration Opens Tomorrow

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.  

A note regarding online registration: In an attempt to resolve some of the recurring issues we have had this past year with our online system, we have designed a new registration site that will not require a login or password.  You will be prompted to enter your contact information first, followed by pages dedicated to each programming type where you will check boxes for each event you wish to attend.  

We greatly appreciate your patience with our registration processes as we work to develop a reliable, easy-to-use online system.  

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.
Change to Fall Brochure: Class #4 Cancelled

Please note that the following class listed in the Fall 2017 brochure has been cancelled due to a change in the instructor's availability:

Class #4: The Examined Life: Day-to-Day Philosophy (9:00 - 10:00 a.m.)

Thank you for your understanding!  

Share Your Bradley Memories

Hail Red and White!

OLLI's Third Annual Trivia Fundraiser is a month away, and this year's theme is Hail Red and White, Bradley University's official song. To get us in the school spirit, we'd love to see photos or hear memories from your days at Bradley!

Our first memory comes from staff member Elly Peterson, and she is pictured above posing with her freshman room mate next to the Lydia Moss Bradley statue in Founder's Circle, taken in July 2007. At freshman orientation,  everyone had to get their picture taken with Lydia to start the year off right!

What do you remember from your early days on the Hilltop?  Send your photos and stories to Elly at eepeterson@bradley.edu or share them with us on Facebook!

Follow OLLI on Facebook to see more photos and memories from staff and fellow OLLI members all month long.  For more information about Trivia Night, please see the following article.

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.

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

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