OLLI News from Bradley University
January 30, 2018
Notable OLLI Dates

February March
Feb. 7, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meeting at Peoria Next Innovation Center
Mar. 14, 12pm: Kickoff Luncheon for Spring 2018 Classes in Michel Student Center Ballrooms
Last Chance to Vote on Multi-Day Trips for 2019

In 2019, we would like to plan two domestic multi-day learning trips, and we need your help deciding where to go!  Based on suggestions from past multi-day trip participants and learning trip evaluations, the volunteers on our Learning Trip Committee have narrowed down the options, and we want to find out where you want to go next!

Click on the link below to access the survey, which should only take a few minutes to complete.  

You will be asked to rank the options in order from your top choice to your least favorite on two categories: National Parks and other destinations.  We will build a trip around the top pick in each category.

Thank you for providing your feedback!

Learn What's New in Science and Technology

Are you interested in learning more about emerging science and technologies?  This beginner-friendly study group will bring you up to speed with a variety of technological fields of study that impact our lives every day.  To register, either click here or call Bonnie at (309) 677-3900!

Understanding Science for Tomorrow: Myth and Reality
Mondays, March 5 - April 16
9:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Peoria Next Innovation Center, 801 W Main St, Peoria
Minimum 10 participants, register by Monday, February 19

Science and technology are, without a doubt, two forces that change the way we live.  Magnetism, artificial intelligence, robotics, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, biofuels, solar cells, and nuclear energy, along with many other fascinating fields, have the power to revolutionize almost every aspect of existence, including how we communicate, travel, learn, and even live.  In this study group, we will cover these fields and the basic science behind the, in terms that are easily understood.  Participants will need access to email and internet to watch videos outside of class each week.

$45 - facilitated by Diane Rock, study group committee member, Doug McCarty, study group category coordinator, and Bob Pfohl, retired engineer.  

OLLI Reads

Looking for a great new book to get lost in?  OLLI members have contributed to the OLLI Reads list to share information about their favorite books.

By clicking on the link below, you can open and read the list.  Clicking on most of the titles in the list will direct you to Amazon, where you can find more information about each book and a free sample ready for wireless delivery to your Kindle reader or mobile app.  

OLLI Reads

We would like to thank Greg Peine for starting and maintaining this list for the past few years!  If you have a great book you would like added to the list, please contact Elly Peterson at eepeterson@bradley.edu.

Hilltop Happenings
Super Brain Summit Welcomes OLLI

OLLI members are invited to attend the 3rd Annual Super Brain Summit on  February 28 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00  p.m. at Bradley's Hayden Clark Alumni Center.  This year's keynote speaker is leading psychiatrist and New York Times bestselling author, Daniel Amen, M.D. who will discuss brain systems and how to optimize their impact on daily life.  He will also talk about the latest research on the effects of trauma on brain health.

Registrants have three options to participate: live on campus, online via live stream, or through the purchase of recorded sessions.  The in person fee for OLLI members, including lunch, is $210 for four sessions.  Individual sessions are available for $40.  CEUs (.6) will be awarded for the day.

To register, visit  bradley.edu/superbrainsummit

For information about registration, email  Debbie Devine in Continuing Education, or call  (309) 677-2820.

For more information about the program, email  Lori Russell-Chapin, or call  (309) 677-3186.

The deadline to register is  February 14, 2018.

SAT/ACT Review Classes

If you know a high school student who is preparing to take college admissions tests, be sure to tell him/her about Bradley's SAT/ACT Review to be offered in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center on five consecutive Tuesday evenings February 6 through March 6.

Designed for high school students taking the tests for the first time, or for those wishing to improve a previous score, the classes will cover exam content, sharpen test-taking strategies, and help build confidence while also providing immediate feedback from experienced instructors.  As a bonus, participants will also receive guidance on the college admissions process and an optional tour of the Bradley campus.

The cost is $95 per student for the SAT or ACT review, or $99 for the combined review.  For more information and to register, visit  bradley.edu/SAT, or call Debbie in Continuing Education at  (309) 677-2820.

The deadline to register is today, January 30.

Beyond the Hilltop
Free Programs at Chillicothe Public Library

The Chillicothe Public Library hosts free programs each month, which OLLI members are invited to attend.  A few featured events are listed below, but a complete calendar of their events can be found on their website.

Tuesdays, February 6 & 20 @ 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Health Insurance Navigator Deb Roush of Patient Innovation Center will be available at the library during Open Enrollment for the Marketplace. Walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Or, call 815-875-7206 to schedule an appointment or with questions about Marketplace or Medicaid enrollment or renewal. Sessions are free and confidential.

Thur., February 8 @ 6 p.m.
Energy Efficiency seems to be everywhere, but why should you care? Learn about the benefits of energy efficiency, how to make your home more efficient inside and out, and how to take advantage of the new Smart Metering Technology. Presented by Jason Haupt of University of Illinois Extension.

Wed., February 21 @ 6:30 p.m.
South Korea is on the global center stage right now, hosting the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and balancing delicate relations with North Korea. Professor Jihyun Kim (Bradley University) will discuss Korean culture, the city of PyeongChang, and recent South Korean efforts at resuming dialogue with North Korea.

Thur.,  Feb 22 @ 4 - 7 p.m.
Bring your heirloom and open-pollinated seeds to share with your neighbors, and find new treasures for your garden! You are encouraged (but not required) to bring seeds to swap. Check out our seed library while you're at it! Questions? Call Catherine at 274-2719.

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