OLLI News from Bradley University
October 10, 2017
Notable OLLI Dates

October November
Oct. 11, 18, & 25: OLLI Fall Classes in the Michel Student Center
Nov. 1, 9am: Winter 2018 Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms

Nov. 8, 15, & 29, 9am: Spring Curriculum Committee Meetings in Michel Student Center Executive Suite
Thank You to Our Donors!

Nearly six years ago, we were asked by The Bernard Osher Foundation to create and sustain a robust fundraising plan to promote our program's sustainability.  

Since then, OLLI members have donated a whopping $365,000, and our donor levels have reached an all-time high of 40% of our membership!  

With these donations, we have purchased and maintained two shuttles, provided annual awards to Bradley students, funded stand-alone and co-sponsored lecture and cinema programming, purchased audio-visual items that benefit both our members and our university home, provided a savings account for future programming and shuttle replacements, and provided $100,000 to fund audio-visual upgrades to the Michel Student Center ballrooms.

Thank you so very much for this incredible support - it is a testament to your dedication to OLLI and our culture of giving.  

Watch next week's newsletter to learn more about our goals for 2017-18!  In the meantime, to learn more about giving to OLLI, please visit Bradley.edu/olli/giving, or contact Michelle Riggio, Associate Director of Continuing Education, at mriggio@bradley.edu or (309) 677-3900.

Thank you again!
Important Note about Parking at Westminster Church

For those of you who utilize our door-to-door shuttle service for OLLI classes, please note that certain areas of the Westminster Church parking lot are reserved for church members.  

The map below indicates which areas are available to OLLI members (labeled in yellow).  The lower lot on the east side (to your left as you enter from Moss Avenue) is the preferred area, with overflow areas up near the church building.  We greatly appreciate your cooperation!
Understanding PTSD for Vietnam Veterans

Over the past month, WTVP, our local PBS station, has been broadcasting episodes of a new Ken Burns documentary, The Vietnam War.  In October, OLLI will host the following study group focusing on post traumatic stress disorder experienced by Vietnam veterans.  

Understanding Combat PTSD (Discussion-based)
Fridays, October 20 - November 10
9:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
A significant number of Vietnam veterans struggle with Combat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  In this group, participants will learn the history of combat PTSD before and after Vietnam.  We'll discuss what the military is going to address this syndrome, along with what treatments have been found to be helpful for our veterans.  Guest speakers have been invited to attend, including a counselor from the Peoria Vet Center.  Participants must have internet access in order to view short films and complete readings.  War veterans are especially encouraged to register as both learners and the voices of the experience.  
$45 - facilitated by Rebecca Carlson, Center for the Prevention of Abuse caseworker.

Register today by clicking here to utilize our online system or by calling (309) 677-3900.

For those who would like to watch full episodes of The Vietnam War documentary online or view the WTVP broadcasting schedule to watch live episodes on television, click here to visit the PBS website.  

Hilltop Happenings
Presentation by Fermilab Particle Physicist

"Pioneering in Science, Space, and Society"
Thursday, October 12
5:00 p.m.
Olin Hall room 164, Bradley University
Cost: FREE!

The Mund Lagowski Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Dr. Herman B. White, Jr., a particle physicist from the Fermilab, will present "Pioneering in Science, Space, and Society" for this year's Lawrence Lecture.

This Lectureship, as well as a Scholarship at Bradley University, has been endowed by the family of Major Robert H. Lawrence, an alumnus of Bradley's Chemistry Department and the first African American named to the space program.  This fall marks fifty years since Major Lawrence met an untimely death while on a training mission following his appointment to the Manned Orbital Laboratory program.

The Lawrence Lecture will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the Lawrence Lecture Hall (Olin Hall, room 164).  

Please note that parking on campus without a permit is not available until 6:00 p.m., but public spaces can be found along Bradley Avenue or in the Bradley University Visitor's Parking Lot.

TED Speaker Teri Griege to Present at Bradley

Teri Griege
Wednesday, October 11
7:00 p.m.
Neumiller Lecture Hall, Bradley Hall, Bradley University

OLLI members are invited to this free, inspirational presentation.   Teri Griege, a TED Talks speaker from St. Louis, MO, will discuss her incredible story of overcoming stage IV colon cancer to compete in the 2011 Ironman World Championship.  Today, she uses her experiences with cancer and the Ironman challenge to inspire others.  

Open parking on campus is available after 6:00 p.m.

Beyond the Hilltop
Presentation by Award-Winning Author Theodore Gray

Theodore Gray
Thursday, October 26
6:30 p.m.
Chillicothe Public Library, 430 N Bradley Ave, Chillicothe
Cost: FREE!

Explore the amazing world of chemical reactions with award-winning author Theodore Gray at the Chillicothe Public Library.

Gray will talk about his new book, Reactions: An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules, and Change in the Universe, the third and final volume in a best-selling trilogy, which also includes The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe and Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything.  Together, these book tell the story of chemistry in an engaging and visually stunning way.  Program attendees will see an array of photos and videos of beautiful and unexpected chemical reactions and hear the stories behind those images.  

Theodore Gray is a BAFTA and IgNobel winning author of several books, Founder of Touchpress (an App publishing company), stitchcoder at PaleGray Labs (an embroidery automation company/art project), and co-founder of Wolfram Research, Inc. (makers of Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha).

For more information, please visit chillipld.org or call 309-274-2719.
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