OLLI News from Bradley University
August 14, 2018
New Staff Member Joins 
Continuing Education 

Continuing Education is happy to welcome Diana Klein as the division's new program coordinator.  Diana's work will mainly focus on OLLI learning trips, and she's hitting the ground running by assisting with the Moss-Bradley Neighborhood Walking Tour on Thursday!

Diana earned her degree in Community Health from Northern Illinois University and previously worked as the Life Enrichment Coordinator at Snyder Village in Metamora.  She lives in Germantown Hills with her husband, daughter, and new puppy.  She also has two sons, one of whom recently graduated from Bradley and is beginning law school at Southern Illinois University, and one who has joined the Army and is currently in basic training.  

In her spare time, Diana teaches Lamaze childbirth education and water exercise classes.  Please join us in welcoming Diana to The Hilltop! 

Trivia Night Coming Soon - Register Today!

4th Annual OLLI Trivia Night Fundraiser 
Friday, August 24, 2018
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Kickapoo Creek Winery

OLLI's Trivia Night Fundraiser is an annual event that combines fun, friends, and a friendly battle of the wits.  We'd love to see you at this year's event on August 24 at Kickapoo Creek Winery!

This year's theme  is "The Sixties - 50 Years Later," so plan to wear something groovy.  Or if you prefer, bring funky items to adorn your tables!  Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed team and best decorated table.  Prizes will also be awarded to the top-scoring team ... and the lowest-scoring team!

Our evening will feature eight rounds of questions in nine categories, plus you'll have the chance to purchase "brain power" from Bradley students who will assist your table with answers.  As always, hosts Dan DiOrio and Greg Batton, from WMBD radio, will emcee the evening that will also feature plentiful hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and a cash bar.

Register online, or call Gwen or Bonnie at (309) 677-3900.   Individual registrations are $45 per seat, or purchase a table for your team of 8 for $360.   If you don't have a team, don't worry, we'll place you on one! 

Join OLLI on a Trip to Fair Oaks Farms

Fair Oaks Farms
Thursday, September 20, 2018
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Fair Oaks, Indiana
Level 2 Learning Trip

Escape to the country when OLLI visits Fair Oaks Farms.  With nearly 37,000 cows and 2,700 pigs (plus 3 to 5 barn cats), Fair Oaks is a 33,000 acre family-owned farm where you can connect learning with the outdoors.  

On our daylong agricultural adventure to northwest Indiana, we'll see the dairy enterprise including the birthing barn, the nursery, and the milking parlor.  If we're lucky, we may even witness the arrival of a new calf!  We'll also visit the pork side of the operation as we visit the farrowing barn to watch piglets being born before touring the facility where they grow up.

In total, our visit will provide insights about modern farming efforts that consider not only the care of animals but also protecting the environment.  

$119 - includes admissions, tours, lunch, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation.  

Register online, or call Gwen or Bonnie at (309) 677-3900.
Upcoming OLLI Events

Aug 15 and Aug 22, 9:00 a.m.,
Curriculum Committee Meeting , Peoria Next Innovation Center
Sept 5, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Curriculum Committee MeetingPeoria Next Innovation Center
Aug 24, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.,  OLLI Trivia Night Fundraiser Kickapoo Creek Winery, 6605 N. Smith Road, Edwards
Sept 5, 1:30 - 3:30  p.m., Learning Trip Committee Meeting, Peoria Next Innovation Center
Aug 30, 1:30 p.m., Informational Meeting for Music Cities Trip, Peoria Next Innovation Center
Sept 20, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Study Group Committee Meeting, Peoria Next Innovation Center

Sept 26, 12:00 p.m., OLLI Kick-Off LuncheonBradley University Michel Student Center Ballrooms

   Hilltop Happenings
Lydia, Students Return to Campus

Welcome Home, Lydia
Reinstallation of the Lydia Statue
Thursday, August 16, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Founder's Circle, Bradley University

The statue of Bradley University founder, Lydia Moss Bradley, will return to its platform on Founder's Circle now that repairs to the statue are complete.   The iconic sculpture was toppled in June when it was struck by a car, and it spent most of the summer in Bradley's Heuser Art Center undergoing repairs by Professor of Art, Fisher Stolz. 

The "welcome back" ceremony on August 16 will feature brief comments by Bradley President Gary Roberts, Professor Stolz, and Student Body President, Mikki Tran.  

Bradley Move-In Day
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Bradley University

Bradley University welcomes students back to campus when Move-In Day arrives this weekend.  The campus-area will be overflowing as students arrive, unload their vehicles, and move into the residence halls and area apartments.  We can't wait to see them!  

Move-In Day signals the beginning of Welcome Week that features a week of activities designed to involve students in the campus community.  Music, food, movies, and campus-wide events will offer students many opportunities to enjoy the kick-off of the new school year.  Fall semester classes begin August 22.
  Beyond the Hilltop
Chicago Shakespeare Comes to Peoria

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Saturday, August 18, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 2:00 p.m.
Glen Oak Park, Peoria

On the occasion of the Illinois Bicentennial, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks comes to Peoria with a 75-minute abridged production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Join in the merriment of Shakespeare's magical comedy as this professional acting group presents four young lovers who set out for the forest where an amateur theater troupe is rehearsing.  When the Fairy Court discovers these mortals in their midst, mischief ensues until dawn.

Admission is free.  For more information, visit  chicagoshakes.com/peoria

Chillicothe Library Invites Dialogue on Mental Health

According to the Illinois Department of Health, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among Americans, and the 3rd among young adults in Illinois. While suicide is recognized as a chronic epidemic, and mental health issues affect countless individuals and families, these topics are often clouded by stigma, myth, and shame. Over the next few months, Chillicothe Public Library will be partnering with local organizations to host several programs intended to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and provide access to resources for those at risk, their families, and the community.

On  Tuesday, August 28 at 6:00 p.m., the library will host "Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR): Suicide Prevention," a program designed to educate adults on how to recognize and act on the warning signs of depression and suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and are empowered to listen to the individual and refer them to professional help. Morgan Casey from the HULT Center for Healthy Living will present the program. Registration is requested but is not required.

In "Nurturing Mental Health" on Monday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m., attendees will learn ways to improve mental wellness and combat stress and negative influences. The presenters, a licensed clinical panel from TrueNorth Solutions, an affiliate of Human Service Center, will also discuss insulating and resiliency factors and how to know when it's time to get help. There will be a time for Q & A. This program is intended for adults but is open to all ages.

On  Tuesday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m., the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers "Ending the Silence," a presentation for teens that encourages dialogue to help end the stigma surrounding mental health conditions. The program includes a video and a presenter who will discuss warning signs of mental illness and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms. A young adult guest with a mental health condition will share his journey of recovery. Audience members can ask questions and gain understanding of an often-misunderstood topic.

All three programs are free and open to the public.  For more information, please visit  chillipld.org or call (309) 274-2719.

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