OLLI News from Bradley University
August 1, 2017
Notable OLLI Dates

August September October
Aug. 16 & 23, 9am: Winter Curriculum Committee Meetings in Michel Student Center Executive Suite
Sept. 6, 9am: Winter Curriculum Committee Meeting in Michel Student Center Executive Suite
Oct. 4, 11, 18, & 25: OLLI Fall Classes in the Michel Student Center
Aug. 25, 5pm: Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser  at the Hayden Clark Alumni Center

Seeking Legacy Speech Volunteers

Laura Bruns, a lecturer in the Department of Communication at Bradley, is seeking OLLI volunteers to serve as subjects for her students' "Legacy Speeches" this fall. 

You will be paired with a student who will interview you and write a speech in your honor for their class assignment. This volunteer opportunity would only require that you let the student interview you in person or by phone during the month of September 2017. You will be invited to watch the classroom speech and will be given a copy of the speech to keep! 

If you are interested, please sign up by  clicking here.

Share Your Bradley Memories: Freshman Hats

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!

This week's memory comes from OLLI members Ed and Melody Hartman:

"In 1964, my soon-to-be wife Melody Athey (Hartman) had to wear a Freshman beanie until Homecoming.  Today, that would be classified as harassment!  Back then, it was what Freshmen had to do.  When I transferred to B.U. (as a Sophomore in 1966) I was an upperclassman and wasn't humiliated with the beanie.  That was one tradition that wouldn't "fly" today.

You also could not have females in your off-campus housing and men were forbidden in the dormitory rooms or hallways of all female dorms .  You would be expelled if you violated any of these rules.  A lot has changed in 43 years.


Ed Hartman

PS:  Melody still has her beanie!"

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

Hilltop Happenings
NASA, Caterpillar, & Bradley Offer Unparalleled Opportunity to the Community

Bradley University invites OLLI to attend the NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge
Community Day on August 26 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.at the Caterpillar Edwards
Demonstration and Learning Center. Watch teams as they print and test components
that could one day be used to build a habitat on Mars.

Using 3D printing technologies and mission recycled materials, as well as local
indigenous materials, teams will build a miniature dome that will be tested to see how it withstands certain loads and pressure that are found on Mars.

Additionally, visitors can experience interactive displays, meet an astronaut, see an
actual moon rock, and participate in a new video game that's "out of this world."
Because Bradley is hosting the event, Bradley students are not eligible to compete, but
teams from around the world will participate in this incredible event that unites highly
trained scientists from three world class organizations: NASA, Caterpillar, and Bradley

Registration is required, and the event has a limited capacity. Safety  requirements will be strictly enforced.

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