OLLI News from Bradley University
April 3, 2018
Notable OLLI Dates

April May
Apr. 4, 11, 18, & 25: Spring 2018 Classes in the Michel Student Center
May 2, 9a.m.: Summer 2018 Registration Social in the Michel Student Center Ballrooms
Apr. 10, 9a.m.: Learning Trip Committee Meeting at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
May 9, 16, & 30, 9a.m.: Curriculum Committee Meetings at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
Apr. 13 & 27, 9a.m.: Study Group Committee Meetings at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
May 9, 1p.m.: Informational/Registration Meeting for 2020 international trip: Alpine Explorer and Oberammergau in Michel Student Center Marty Theatre
OLLI Class Reminders

Spring classes begin  tomorrow!  As you prepare to come to campus, please take a moment to review the following reminders.

Bus and Shuttle Service
Enjoy door-to-door shuttle service on class days by parking at one of these two locations:
Shea Stadium1523 W Nebraska Ave, Peoria
Westminster Presbyterian Church1420 W Moss Ave, Peoria (please park in lower lot)

Beginning at  7:30 a.m. on class days, Peoria Charter buses will transport you from Shea Stadium and OLLI Shuttles will transport you from Westminster Church to the Student Center at Bradley.  Parking attendants will be on-site to assist you.

All classes will be located in the Michel Student Center.  When you arrive, please check-in at the registration desk on the second floor to pick up your name badge with your schedule and a copy of the daily announcements.  If you are hosting a class, your instructor's name badge and any handouts will also be available at the registration desk.  

Lunch Options
On class days, we offer convenient buffet lunches served in the ballrooms on the second floor of the student center.  The buffet will consist of soup, salad, and sandwiches, and is available for $9.50 per day.  You can also bring a lunch from home or purchase take-out from the cafeteria in the student center.  Click  here to view the Student Center Marketplace cafeteria options.

If you have any questions, please call us at  (309) 677-3900.  We can't wait to see everyone  tomorrow!

Study Groups Committee Changes

The April 5 and April 19 Study Group Committee meetings have been rescheduled at Peoria Next for April 13 in Room A114 and on April 27 in Room A217.  Peoria NEXT is located at 801 W. Main St.

2018 Spring Pop-Up Study Groups -- Register Now!

Study groups offer the opportunity to investigate a topic in depth with like-minded peers. You  may work independently outside the group; you may lead the group; or anything in between.  Study groups are your connection to studying what you most enjoy with people who share your  enthusiasm. The groups meet at convenient locations throughout our community.

Register for these groups now by clicking here to utilize our online registration site or by calling our office at (309) 677-3900!

Will It Play in Peoria - Behind the Camera
Mondays, April 30 - May 21
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Kidder Music, 7728 N. Crestline Drive, Peoria
Minimum 12 participants; register by Monday, April 16
Learn about areas of film making (on a 1940s piece) and then how to apply that knowledge and those skills by being a part of one of the crews during the filming of "Real Prayers Are Said In German" to be shot in the Peoria area.  Explore independent vs. studio projects and get an inside look into the business of filmmaking.  Learn about the stages of Development, (idea or story concept to screenplay).  Learn the duties of Production designer, Properties, Set Design,
Wardrobe, Creating costume, hair and make-up plots, and Art/Set Decoration.  

$45 - facilitated by Ann Hagemann, creator and producer of "Real Prayers Are Said in German, a live action family film project.  She studied music and theatre at Edgecliff, AADA and Actors Center of Chicago and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA/AEA.  Ryan Juszkiewicz, producer and director of photography on many films, commercials, documentaries, music videos and industrials across the US.  He has also worked as an Adjunct Professor, teaching Film & Video Production, lighting, cinematography and Film History.  (New facilitator/new group)

Neurocounseling: The Therapeutic Power Behind Neuroscience Findings
Mondays and Tuesdays, May 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29
4:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Westlake Hall Room 306, Bradley University
No minimum; register by Tuesday, May 1
Join Dr. Russell-Chapin and her Bradley University students for this joint graduate school class/OLLI study group on neurocounseling. New technologies have upended long-held notions of the brain's ability to grow and change and are allowing us to peer into the brain's structure and function. Mental health counselors are harnessing these discoveries into interventions such as mindfulness, meditation, neurotherapy, and neurofeedback. These strategies will be demonstrated, discussed, and practiced. This is Bradley course ENC 608 - Brain-Based Counseling Interventions. Participants are requested to purchase or rent Neurocounseling: Brain-Based Clinical Approaches (ISBN 9781556203640) from the Bradley Bookstore or local and online retailers.

$45 - facilitated by Dr. Lori Russell-Chapin, nationally recognized leader on neurocounseling and professor, Department of Leadership in Education, Nonprofits, and Counseling at Bradley University. (Returning facilitator/new group)
Save the Date for the Travel Event of the Decade!

Alpine Explorer, Glacier Express Train, and Oberammergau: July 14 - 25, 2020

Join OLLI in 2020 for the travel event of the decade as we journey through Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, culminating with a performance of the famed Oberammergau Passion Play. Highlights of the trip include spectacular Alpine vistas, an unforgettable train ride through the Alps on the Glacier Express; a Mozart dinner concert at the centuries-old St. Peter's Restaurant in Salzburg; Germany's Bavarian capital of Munich; and the world-renowned Passion Play, hosted by the quaint village of Oberammergau.
Due to the immense worldwide popularity of the event, we must book our reservations two years in advance! Registration will open on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, following a 1:00 p.m. informational meeting in the Marty Theater at Bradley University. Reservations made after May 31 will be based on availability. Registrations will be first come, first served UNLESS we receive more registrations on May 9 than spaces allocated, in which case we will hold a lottery.
A refundable deposit of $750 and non-refundable insurance payment of $500 are due at the time of registration; a discount of $50 off the final payment will be applied to any registrations submitted on May 9. To receive information by mail, including pricing and trip details, contact our office at (309) 677-3900.  

Seats Still Available on This New Learning Trip

Don't miss your chance to go behind-the-scenes at local business Prairie Home Alliance!  Limited seats are still available.

Prairie Home Alliance
Monday, April 23
11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the Prairie Home Alliance showroom in Washington, where home improvement companies from across the state have joined forces to provide homeowners with quality products and services. Starting with Peoria Siding and Window in 1992, Prairie Home Alliance has since acquired a well-rounded group of home improvement businesses, including Woodfront Kitchens, B Dry Basement Systems, Custom Bath Solutions, and more. During our visit, we'll learn how Prairie Home Alliance provides management and administration for member companies, and tour the showroom where customers experience samples of the numerous options available for home improvement.

$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

To register call 677-3900 or click here to use our online registration system.
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Hilltop Happenings
Climate Expert to Speak at Bradley

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
and the Role of Scientific Assessment   
in Effective Policy Decisions
Thursday, April 5, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Bradley University Michel Student Center Marty Theater

Donald J. Wuebbles is the Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 2015 to early 2017, he was Assistant Director with the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the Executive Office of the President in Washington DC. He is an expert in atmospheric physics and chemistry, with over 500 scientific publications related to the Earth's climate, air quality, and the stratospheric ozone layer. He has co-authored a number of international and national scientific assessments, including those by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He helped lead the 2013 IPCC international assessment of climate science and the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment. He currently is co-leading a special report assessing the science of climate change as a prelude to the 4th U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA4), and is leading a chapter in NCA4. 

STEM Day Events on April 14

The Bradley University Center for STEM Education, Peoria Riverfront Museum, and Peoria Astronomical Society will host a variety of events on Saturday, April 14th, for STEM Day!  

Activities include a rocket-building workshop for kids at Bradley, a special planetarium program at the Riverfront Museum, nighttime star-gazing with the Peoria Astronomical Society, and the featured Frontiers in STEM Education Presentation, described below.  Click here to view a full listing of events and locations!

The Mission to Mars: NASA and Future Human Exploration of the Solar System
Presented by Bryan Palaszewski, Research Scientist at NASA's Stennis Space Center
Saturday, April 14
1:00 p.m.
Michel Student Center Ballrooms, Bradley University

Mr. Bryan Palaszewski from NASA's Stennis Space Center will speak about NASA's past and current plans to send humans to the planet Mars, various possible space propulsion systems that could get us there, what it will be like to live on Mars, potential colonization plans, and more.  This presentation is free and open to the public; contact the Center for STEM Education for more information at (309) 677-3001 or stemed@bradley.edu.

Beyond the Hilltop
Peoria Reads 2018 Tie-In Event

Film Showing and Discussion of Warm Bodies
Saturday, April 7
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Peoria Public Library North Branch, 3001 W Grand Parkway, Peoria

Warm Bodies is an optimist post-apocalyptic film which explores what makes us human by contrasting it with a character who has lost all the basics and is desperate to get them back.  A terrible plague has left the planet's population divided between zombies and humans. An unusual zombie named R (Nicholas Hoult) sees his walking-dead brethren attacking a living woman named Julie (Teresa Palmer) and rescues her. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and the pair embark on an unusual relationship. As their bond grows and R becomes more and more human, a chain of events unfolds that could transform the entire lifeless world.  (2013, Rated PG-13). Based on Isaac Marion's novel of the same name.

Colleen Karn, Instructor of English and Humanities at Methodist College will lead the post-viewing discussion.

International Trivia Challenge

International Trivia Challenge 
Hosted by Peoria Area World Affairs Council
Sunday, April 8
2:00 p.m.
Itoo Banquet Hall, 4909 W Farmington Road, Peoria 

Join the Peoria Area World Affairs Council for a fun afternoon of trivia, food, and fundraising at the annual International Trivia Challenge on Sunday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m.  This event is full of news, pop culture, and general knowledge from around the world, and teams of eight work together earn bragging rights!

The cost is $20 per person, which includes hors d'oeuvres and snacks.  There will be gift certificates and other prizes in a silent auction, and the cash bar will feature special international drinks for the day!

More information and registration materials are available at www.pawac.org, or call Angela Weck at (309) 645-2580.

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