OLLI News from Bradley University
March 22, 2017
Notable OLLI Dates

April May
Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26: OLLI Spring Classes 
May 3, 9am: Summer 2017 Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms
Apr. 11, 9am: Learning Trip Committee Meeting in Michel Student Center Executive Suite
May 10, 17, & 31, 9am: Curriculum Committee Meetings in Michel Student Center Executive Suite
Apr. 13 & 27, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meetings at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Pat Sullivan Evaluation Email Error

Last week you may have received a message thanking you for attending the Pat Sullivan's Downtown tour by mistake.  Please disregard the email unless you were on the trip.

Due to a glitch in the system, the message was sent not only to the trip attendees, but the rest of our mailing list as well.  We will take special care to prevent this from happening in the future, and we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.
Keep Learning - The Fun Way - at OLLI Classes

OLLI Spring Classes are the perfect opportunity to keep learning about topics you love, or to try learning about something completely new!  The relaxed, social atmosphere make OLLI Classes a fun way to go "back to school."

Because "word of mouth" is OLLI's best advertising method, we'd love to see our current members bring friends to one week of classes to introduce them to our learning community.

Remember, "bring a friend" is free - just call the Continuing Education office to let us know who you are bringing.  That way, we can have name tags ready, as well as a list of classes that have space for visitors. 

For $95, you can choose four different classes that will each be held on the following Wednesdays:  April 5, 12, 19, and 26 .  To see a complete list of class offerings,  click here .  

Take a look at this unique class opportunity, for example:
The Fan's Guide to Sports Injuries (class #13)
This course will focus on common sports injuries sustained across the lifespan.  Pertinent anatomy, mechanism of injury, and treatment (surgical and non-surgical) will be discussed in easy to understand terms.  The class instructor is Steve Tippett PT, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Science at Bradley University with 34 years of practice as a Sports Clinical Specialist Consultant to the Bradley Sports Medicine Staff.

Register for classes today by calling Bonnie at 309-677-3900!
Register Soon for African-American Short Stories

Looking for a good reading experience along with thought-provoking discussions?  This study group is offering a look at some of America's best writers that most OLLI members may not have had the opportunity to read in literature courses forty years ago.

African-American Short Stories 
Mondays, April 10 - May 8
10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Peoria Public Library Lakeview Branch
Minimum 8 participants, register by March 27

Please join six guest facilitators to read the short stories of Charles Chesnutt, Ramona Lowe, Ralph Ellison, Anne Scott, and others in "African-American Short Stories."  Our guest discussion leaders will include Jane Hense, popular OLLI study group facilitator, Peoria Public Library Assistant Director Roberta Koscielski, Common Place's Director of Adults Program, Wayne Cannon, Illinois Central College Adjunct English Instructor Andrea Walton, Attorney Beverly Jones, and Judge Mary McDade.

Don't miss this chance to enhance your knowledge of short stories written by outstanding African-American writers.

$45 - facilitated by the volunteers as noted above.

To register, call Bonnie at 309-677-3900.

Hilltop Happenings
Host of "Monster Fish" to Speak at Bradley

"Saving Imperiled Giant Freshwater Fish Around the World"
Presented by Zeb Hogan, host of National Geographic's "Monster Fish" 
Saturday, April 1
1:00 p.m.
Michel Student Center Ballrooms (second floor), Bradley University
Cost: FREE!

The Center for STEM Education at Bradley invites you to a FREE presentation by Zeb Hogan, host of National Geographic's "Monster Fish" television program.  Hogan leads the National Geographic Society's Megafishes Project, a multi-year effort to document the 20-some species of freshwater fish at least 6.5 feet in length or 220 pounds in weight.  Through the Megafishes Project, Hogan travels to the most endangered of these environments, striving to save critically endangered fish and the livelihood of people who share their habitats.  

Click here to view an informational flyer.  For additional information, contact the Center for STEM Education at  309-677-3001 or  stemed@bradley.edu.

Beyond the Hilltop
PAWAC Invites Trivia Night Participants

PAWAC Sixth Annual International Trivia Challenge Fundraiser
Sunday, April 2
2:00 p.m.
Itoo Hall, 4909 Farmington Road, Peoria

The Peoria Area World Affairs Council (PAWAC) will hold its Sixth Annual International Trivia Challenge on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Itoo Hall.   Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and the competition will start promptly at 2:30 p.m.  The trivia contest will also feature silent auction, raffle prizes, a cash bar, and free international hors d'oeuvres.  

The cost is $20 per person, and players are welcome to form teams of eight.  Students are just $10 with a valid student ID.  Proceeds from this fundraising event support the international education programs sponsored by PAWAC.  In particular, this event helps the World Affairs Council send a local team of high school students to compete in the national Academic World Quest (AWQ) competition in Washington, DC.  

Registration materials are available via the Peoria World Affairs Council's website: www.pawac.org

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OLLI Members Invited to Attend April Programs at Chillicothe Public Library

Cooking around the World: South Korea 
Monday, April 3, 6:00 p.m.
Expand your horizons - and your palate! Register by  March 27. Visit  cpldcooking.weebly.com for recipes and photos from past programs.  Note: Register by 4/24 for the program on 5/1. For more information call  309-274-2719 or visit  chillipld.org.

Korean Sijo Poetry
Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 p.m.
Explore this ancient, lyric form of poetry, and try your hand at writing your own! Duane Johansen of the U of I Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies will be your guide. Workshop intended for grade 6 through adult. For more information call  309-274-2719 or visit  chillipld.org.

Green Spring Cleaning
Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 p.m.
Learn about the many options you have when choosing cleaning products, how to make your own, and how to make better choices when buying from a store. Presented by Jason Haupt with U of I Extension. For more information call  309-274-2719 or visit  chillipld.org.

Prairie & Wetlands
Thursday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.
What is a wetland? How do wetlands and prairies affect the environment? What grants are available to help you establish prairie and wetlands on your property or in your community? Mary Lou Lael will share answers to these questions and discuss her own wetland/prairie project. For more information call  309-274-2719 or visit  chillipld.org.

World Cinema Saturday: Of Gods and Men (Des homme et des dieux) - France
Saturday, April 22, 1:00 p.m.
PG-13, 2h 2min
This movie will be shown in French & Arabic with English subtitles. Popcorn served (you're invited to bring your own bowl to help us reduce waste), and outside food welcome! For more information call  309-274-2719 or visit  chillipld.org.

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