OLLI News from Bradley University
May 16, 2017
Notable OLLI Dates

May June July
May 17, & 31, 9am: Curriculum Committee Meetings  in Michel Student Center Executive Suite

July 10, 9am: Learning Trip Committee Meeting in Michel Student Center Executive Suite

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
Join us for OLLI Curriculum Committee

All are invited to attend!  On Wednesday, May 17, the OLLI Curriculum Committee will begin selecting classes for our Fall 2017 term.

We will meet in the Executive Suite  on Wednesday, May 17, at 9:00 a.m.  We hope to see you there!

OLLI Shirt Makes its Way to Cuba! shirt

OLLI member Nancy Taylor, right, arranged for a group from the Universalist Unitarian Church of Peoria to go on a People-to-People trip to Cuba in April. They were asked to bring gifts for their Cuban hosts.  OLLI member Terry Matthews, left, collected over 150 t-shirts as gifts. Taylor and Matthews presented an OLLI shirt to Fernando Siez, director of Malpaso --Cuba's first private dance company -- who spoke to their group and introduced a performance by his company.

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Meet Your Elected Officials at Legislative Breakfast

AARP Illinois Legislative Breakfast
Wednesday, June 21
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. , doors open at 7:30 a.m.
Westlake Hall, Room 116, Bradley University
Cost: FREE!

Meet your elected officials and discuss with them the issues Illinoisians 50-plus care about.  The event will be moderated by Brad McMillan, J.D., executive director of the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service, and is co-sponsored by OLLI.

Breakfast will be provided.  Free parking is available in the Main Street parking deck adjacent to the Renaissance Coliseum.

To RSVP call 1-877-926-8300.

Recyclable Items Needed for World of Wonder

** Thank you to everyone who has brought in donations!  We will update this list each week with any items we are still seeking.  We greatly appreciate your overwhelming assistance in collecting supplies!** 

World of Wonder, a summer camp for gifted and talented students run by Continuing Education, needs your recyclable items!  Our teachers are coming up with creative activities to challenge students' higher order thinking processes, and below is a list of recyclable supplies they would love to have.  

- Kleenex boxes
- cereal boxes
- rinsed soda cans
- rinsed soup cans 
- take-out pizza boxes (a little grease is okay)

(We have all we need of the following items: newspaper, grocery bags, empty toilet paper and paper towel tubes, water bottles, egg cartons, shoe boxes. Thank you to all who donated!)

If you are able to collect any of the above items, we will take them!  You may bring them to the Continuing Education building (corner of Main and University streets) any time between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Thank you for supporting World of Wonder 2017!

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Beyond the Hilltop
OLLI Members Invited to 
Join the Conversation with Majorie Getz

OLLI members are invited to join Marjorie Getz as she  speaks about gerontology to a group of Methodist College students who will become licensed as CNAs.  If you are interested in being part of the conversation, she'd love to have OLLI members there to represent young and vital adults who are over the age of 60.  She plans to  speak in general about gerontology and then have the room open to discuss successful aging for all attendees including, of course, OLLI students!

DATE:   Monday, May 22
TIME:  6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION:  Methodist College, 7600 N. Academic Drive, Peoria
If you would like to attend, please contact Margie by  email ( mgetz@methodistcol.edu ) or call and leave a message  (309 671-2907 ).
Peoria Native, Manual Grad 
Terrion Williamson  Discusses New Book

Meet author Terrion Williamson as she discusses her first book, Scandalize My Name: Black Feminist Practice and the Making of Black Social Life.   Williamson is a south side Peoria native and a Manual High School alum and returns to share her thoughts about black female iconography. Terrion L. Williamson is Assistant Professor of African American and African Studies, with joint appointments in American studies and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, at the University of Minnesota.

DATE: Sunday, May 21
TIME: 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Peoria Public Library Lincoln Branch
COST: Free!

Books will be available for sale and signing. A portion of book sale proceeds supports the Friends of Peoria Public Library.

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