OLLI News from Bradley University
November 14, 2017
Notable OLLI Dates

November December January
Nov. 15 & 29, 9am: Spring Curriculum Committee Meetings  at Peoria Next Innovation Center -

Jan. 8, 1:30pm: Portugal and Spain Informational Meeting at the Peoria Next Innovation Center

Jan. 9-12: Winter 2018 Classes in the Michel Student Center

Jan. 16, 9am: Learning Trip Committee Meeting at Peoria Next Innovation Center

Jan. 17, 9am: Spring 2018 Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms

Jan. 24, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meeting at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
Location Change for Curriculum Committee

OLLI Class Curriculum Committee Meetings
Wednesdays, November 15 and 
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

All are invited to attend the Class Curriculum Committee Meetings on Wednesdays, November 15 and 29.  

Please note that the location of the meetings has been changed to the Peoria Next Innovation Center, 801 W. Main Street.  The building, located about five blocks east of campus, has plentiful, free parking.

During tomorrow's meeting, we will review class ideas from last week's brainstorming session and begin to select prospective classes.

Attending these meetings is a great way to learn more about OLLI and the class planning process, connect with your fellow OLLI members, hear fresh ideas for future classes, and even suggest ideas of your own, if you like!  You choose your own level of involvement - no contribution to the process is too small.  

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
You'll Love  OLLI Winter Classes

Don't let the cold weather get you down-- make the most of this winter at OLLI Classes in January!

OLLI Winter 2018 Classes
Tuesday, January 9 - Friday, January 12
9:00 - 3:00 p.m
Michel Student Center, Bradley University

For $95, you can choose four classes from a wide variety of stimulating topics and expand your knowledge on a favorite subject or learn something completely new.  

You'll love the fun atmosphere and strong sense of camaraderie, not to mention the plentiful snacks and refreshments to fuel your quest for knowledge!

View a complete listing of class offerings by clicking here.   To register, visit our online registration site or call Bonnie at (309) 677-3900.  
Trewyn Thanks You for the Books!

Trewyn School has received the books you generously donated last month, and the children were thrilled with having so many books to choose from!

Thank you for sharing the joy of reading with the students at Trewyn!
Hilltop Happenings
Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker: 
Founder of UGG Boots

Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker: Brian Smith
Wednesday, November 15
7:00 p.m.
Peplow Pavilion, Hayden-Clark Alumni Center, Bradley University

The Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation will host Brian Smith, founder of UGG Boots, for its Fall 2017 Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker series tomorrow night.  Mr. Smith will explain his startup journey and explain the most important keys to success in growing a business.  This event is free and open to the public.  

Emergence Features Bradley University Artists

The Department of Art is proud to announce that twenty-four artists exhibiting in Peoria Riverfront Museum's Exhibition Emergence are connected with the Bradley University Department of Art, either as a faculty member (including adjunct), former faculty member, current student, or alumni. Once again, this demonstrates the tremendous impact of our department's collaborations and our influence within the arts community, locally, regionally and nationally.

Click here to learn more about the artists from Bradley University featured in the exhibit.
Beyond the Hilltop
Livable Communities Forum Hosted by AARP

Livable Communities Forum
Wednesday, November 15
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. -- Reception with light refreshments
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. -- Forum
Auditorium, Hult Center for Healthy Living, 5215 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria

Peoria's current age-friendly livability index is rated at a 57 out of 100.  Tomorrow AARP will host a Livable Communities Forum with local civic and community leaders discussing how age-friendly Peoria is today and measures we can undergo to improve the community for our aging population based on the eight domains of an age-friendly community.  To read more about the eight domains of livability, click here.

Panelists will include the following community leaders: Peoria City Manager, Peoria NAACP President, Director of Central Illinois Agency on Aging, and Director of the Peoria Housing Authority.  

Advance registration is requested, either by calling 877-926-8300, or online by clicking here.
Free Concert by Canadian Trio at Chillicothe Library

The Andrew Collins Trio
Saturday, November 18
2:30 p.m.
Chillicothe Public Library, 430 N Bradley Ave, Chillicothe

Enjoy this free concert at the Chillicothe Public Library, featuring award-winning acoustic group, the Andrew Collins Trio.  The style of these three talented string musicians incorporates elements of bluegrass, folk, jazz, classical, and swing.

For more information, visit the library website by clicking here.

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