OLLI News from Bradley University

September 20, 2016

Notable OLLI Dates

September October November
Sept. 21, 12pm: Fall Kickoff Luncheon  in Michel Student Center Ballrooms
Oct. 6, 2pm: Spring Study Group Committee Meeting at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center, 801 W Main St
Nov. 2, 9am: Winter 2017 Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms
Sept. 22, 2pm: Spring Study Group Committee Meeting  at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center, 801 W Main St
Oct. 21, 9am: Spring Cinema Committee Meeting in Michel Student Center Executive Suite
Nov. 9, 16, & 30, 9am: Spring 2017 Curriculum Committee Meetings in Michel Student Center Executive Suite
Sept. 26, 9am: Spring Learning Trip Committee Meeting  in Michel Student Center Executive Suite

Fall 2016 Kickoff Luncheon Tomorrow!

The Fall 2016 OLLI Kickoff Luncheon is tomorrow Wednesday, September 21, in the second floor ballrooms of the Michel Student Center.

Shuttle service is available from both Shea Stadium and Westminster Church starting at 10:00 am.

The luncheon will begin at 12:00 p.m. There will be a new member orientation at 11:00 a.m. in the Marty Theater at the Michel Student Center.

Class hosts are asked to attend a short meeting after the luncheon in room 203 (outside the ballrooms).  Shuttle service to the parking lots will be available after the meeting.

We look forward to beginning the new academic year with you tomorrow!

If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at 309-677-3900. 

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Still Time to Register for Fall Classes

At OLLI Classes, you will experience a fun, stimulating environment with classes led by local experts and enthusiasts, camaraderie of peers with a love of learning, personalized customer service by Continuing Education staff, and even plenty of delicious snacks!  Choose four courses from our wide variety of class offerings to take on  October 5, 12, 19, and 26, and enjoy complimentary transportation, snack breaks, and a seat at the Kickoff Luncheon on  September 21 -- all for $95.  

Examples of classes this fall include:
Zentangle (Introduction and Advanced)
The Rise of Modern Poetry
Chaucer Once Again
Ending Poverty
The Politics of Prose
...And many more!

Click here to view all class offerings and additional information.  To register for classes,  click here to utilize our online registration system or call Bonnie at  309-677-3900.  We can't wait to see you there!

Hardin Circle of Pride Dedication

Past and present members of the OLLI Executive Committee were on hand for the official dedication of the Hardin Circle of Pride, which includes a bench sponsored by OLLI. The Hardin Circle of Pride is named in honor of and as a memorial to late OLLI member William F. "Bill" '50 Hardin and his wife Marian '48 Hardin for being models of exemplary alumni service through their leadership, dedication, and generosity.

Spend the Day with OLLI on a Local Trip

The following local trips still have spaces available!  

Dream Center  (Activity Level 2)
Thursday, September 29
11:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Dream Center Peoria is a faith based not-for-profit in downtown Peoria that aims to impact families in poverty, starting with kids. They do this through a four-pronged approach - basic needs, youth services, future development, and community outreach. These four areas have a multitude of programming including emergency and transitional housing for women, children, and families; clothing/household items through the HOPE Store; after school tutoring; mentoring, summer camp, and success skills; PROMise of HOPE (providing prom dresses and accessories to high school girls), and Backpack Peoria. Join us for a tour of the activity areas for youth services, the HOPE Store, the shelter, and much more.

$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle  transportation

EP!C (Activity Level 2)
Monday October 3
8:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Formerly known as PARC, EP!C (Empowering People, Inspiring Capabilities) has been serving individuals with developmental disabilities and their families for over 60 years. EP!C was founded by a group of parents of disabled children who wanted to provide their children with services to meet their special needs and give them every opportunity for full lives. Take a behind-the-scenes look at EP!C and learn how a program originally organized to serve ten children with disabilities now annually serves over 600 individuals and their families.

$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle  transportation

Peoria County Jail with Sheriff Mike McCoy (Activity Level 2)
Thursday, October 6
8:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy will lead a behind-the scenes tour of his department and the attached jail while providing a narrative about the county's law enforcement services. During our visit, we will walk through the lockup portion of the facility and experience the jail's newer technological advances, including a closed circuit bonding system, computerized mug shot and booking system, a live scan fingerprint process system, and an interactive indoor shooting range.

$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle  transportation

To register for these and other trips online, please  click here and utilize our online system, or call Gwen at 309-677-3900.

Join an Upcoming Study Group 

It's not too late to register for the following study group this Fall!

Response to Trauma
Mondays, October 17 - November 14
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
Register by October 3

What are typical responses to trauma, and why do people react differently? How can science inform our understanding of traumatic reactions? What treatments are available, and what factors help victims to become survivors? Examining responses to natural disasters, war, terror attacks, death of loved ones, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and ongoing relentless stress, we will hear from emergency room workers, therapists, veterans, and disaster management professionals. Participants will need email and Internet access to read brief articles and view short videos.

$45 - facilitated by Rebecca Carlson, case worker at Women Strength, and social worker for Department of Children Family Services.

To register for these and other study groups online, please click here and utilize our online system, or call Bonnie at 309-677-3900.
Hilltop Happenings
Holocaust Survivor Presentation Tonight
Holocaust survivor Magda Brown will share stories of her experiences and ideas on how to avoid another genocide  in a presentation tonight.

DATE: Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Bradley University Peplow Pavilion, Hayden-Clark Alumni Center
PARKING: Available in any blue or white-lined spaces on campus
COST: Free!

Magda Brown was born in 1927 in a Jewish-Hungarian family living in Miskolc, Hungary. In 1944, when Magda was 17 years old, her family was transported to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. After several months of internment, Magda and other prisoners escaped from a death march by hiding in a barn. Discovered and helped by American soldiers two days later, Magda was able to witness the end of the war. She moved to the United States in September 1946. With the help of the US government, she was able to return to Hungary and search for survivors in her family. Out of an extended family of 70, only 6 had survived. She now frequently speaks and meets with students at the Holocaust Museum in Skokie, Illinois and has received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Aurora University for her dedication to sharing her story of survival.
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