OLLI News from Bradley University
July 4, 2017

From all of us in Continuing Education, have a happy and safe holiday!  

Notable OLLI Dates

July August
July 10, 9am: Learning Trip Committee Meeting at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
Aug. 25, 5pm: Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser at the Hayden Clark Alumni Center

July 13 & 27, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meetings  at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

July 26, 9am: Fall 2017 Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms

Summer Reminder: Closed-Toed Shoes on All Trips

As we settle into the heat of summer and sandals come out of hibernation, we have a friendly reminder for our trip-goers that closed-toed shoes are required on all learning trips for safety purposes.  

Not only do several of our tour hosts require closed-toed footwear in order to gain access to their facilities, we want to keep safety our top priority on all learning trips.  

Thank you for your cooperation!

Join Learning Trip Committee and Help Plan Trips

If you're looking for a way to get involved with OLLI, Learning Trip Committee is a great opportunity for first-time volunteers!  Whether you have ideas for places we may want to visit or prefer to observe and see how the process works, all are welcome to attend committee meetings.  

Please note that this meeting will be held at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center.  

Learning Trip Committee Meeting
Monday, July 10
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Peoria NEXT Innovation Center, 801 W Main St, Peoria
Lend Your "Retro Technology" to World of Wonder

We have one more session of our summer camp for gifted and talented students, World of Wonder, and one of our instructors is teaching a class to upcoming 2nd-3rd graders on "Technology Then and Now."  

We are looking to borrow pieces of technology that our 7-year-old students may not be familiar with, such as rotary phones, record players, manually-operated devices such as egg beaters, typewriters, and even old, "non-smart" cell phones!  

The instructor would like to borrow a variety of such items for the week of July 31 - August 4.  If you have any technology you would be willing to lend, please contact Elly at eepeterson@bradley.edu or 309-677-2374.

Thank you in advance for helping a group of young students learn about how technology has changed over the years!

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Sorority Collecting Glass Jars

One of our Continuing Education student workers, Caitlin, is collecting clean, recycled glass jars with lids for her sorority.  They will be "upcycled" into tabletop aquariums for an event at the beginning of the school year. 

If you have any medium- to large-sized glass jars with lids you would like to donate, please drop them off at Continuing Education, on the corner of Main and University Streets, anytime between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thank you!

Beyond the Hilltop
Join AARP in Discussing the State Budget

The State Budget: Past Due
Thursday, July 20
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30)
Peoria City Hall, 419 Fulton Street, Peoria
Cost: FREE!

OLLI members are invited to join AARP, WCBU, Peoria Public Radio, and NPR Illinois for an Illinois Issues Forum regarding the state budget.  Come have your voice heard about how the current budget crisis is impacting your life, the lives of your loved ones, and your community.

The event is free, and a reception will be held by the hosts.  The program will be audio and video recorded and available at nprillinois.org. 

Please RSVP by calling 1-877-926-8300 or online by clicking here.

News Literacy Discussion Series at Peoria Public Library: Understanding How to Combat "Fake News"

Peoria Public Library will host three more community discussions, moderated by Dennis Anderson, Executive Editor of the Peoria Journal Star, on how we discern whether a news item is legitimate and how "fake news" influences society.

OLLI members are invited to join any of these free, public discussions:

Monday, July 10, at 6:00 p.m. at Peoria Public Library Lincoln Branch
Monday, July 17, at 6:00 p.m. at Peoria Public Library North Branch
Saturday, July 22, at 1:00 p.m. at Peoria Public Library Main Library

The discussions, which are supported by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, will also encourage participants to talk about how fake news influences civility and democracy in our society and how we can avoid being influenced by it.  

Illinois Humanities is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Illinois General Assembly [through the Illinois Arts Council Agency], as well as by contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations.  Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by speakers, program participants, or audiences do not necessarily reflect those of NEH, Illinois Humanities, our partnering organizations, or our funders.

Attend Free Programs at Chillicothe Library

The Chillicothe Public Library hosts several events each month that OLLI members may find interesting!  Below is a sampling of what they have planned for June.  

If you would like to receive your own Chillicothe Library Newsletter, click here to sign up!
Meet Author Sarah Angleton | Sun., Jul 16 @ 2 pm
Launching Sheep & Other Stories is a new book celebrating five years of learning and laughing with The Practical Historian, a blog full of history, life, and love. Covering topics from the Russian beard tax to the first cat to tumble over Niagara Falls in a barrel to the short-lived atomic energy lab kit for children, the essays in this collection are part history, part memoir, and all nonsense. Signed books will be available for purchase. 

Get Covered, Stay Covered | Thur., Jul 20 @ 11 - 3 pm
Have questions about the health insurance marketplace? Call Deb Roush, certified Navigator, at 815-875-7206 to set up a free appointment at the library. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Wellmobile | Sat., Jul 22 @ 9:30 - 11:30 am
The UnityPoint Health Methodist | Proctor Wellmobile is designed to promote healthier living in our community by offering free screenings, including Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose/ Cholesterol (8-12 hr. fast required), and Spirometry.

Books+Tea @ the Library | Mon., Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm
Join our book club for adults as we discuss The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware, and enjoy tea and refreshments. Copies of the book are available to check out at the front desk.

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