OLLI News from Bradley University
October 2, 2018  
OLLI Class Reminders!

Fall classes begin tomorrow!  As you prepare to come to campus, please take a moment to review the following reminders.

Bus and Shuttle Service
Enjoy door-to-door shuttle service on class days by parking at one of these two locations:

Shea Stadium,  1523 W Nebraska Ave, Peoria
Westminster Presbyterian Church,  1420 W Moss Ave, Peoria (please park in lower lot)

Beginning at 7:30 a.m. on class days, Peoria Charter buses will transport you from Shea Stadium and OLLI Shuttles will transport you from Westminster Church to the Student Center at Bradley.  The OLLI Parking Captains will be on-site to assist you.

Please remember that parking on campus is NOT permitted during OLLI classes. If you choose to park on campus (including the visitor's lot) you will receive one or more tickets throughout the day.  OLLI is unable to assist in the appeal or payment of your fine.

All classes will be located in the Michel Student Center.  When you arrive, please check-in at the registration desk on the second floor to pick up your name badge with your schedule and a copy of the daily announcements.  If you are hosting a class, your instructor's name badge and any handouts will also be available at the registration desk.  

Lunch Options
On class days, we offer convenient buffet lunches served in the ballrooms on the second floor of the student center.  The buffet will consist of soup, salad, and sandwiches, and is available for $10.50 per day.  You can also bring a lunch from home or purchase take-out from the cafeteria in the student center.  Click here to view the Student Center Marketplace cafeteria options.

If you have any questions, please call us at  (309) 677-3900.  We can't wait to see everyone tomorrow!


We're Interested in Your Ideas

"In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn." -  rock legend Phil Collins, from the lyrics to Son of Man

OLLI class instructors and study group facilitators need not be teachers - or rock stars for that matter.   And while our instructors/facilitators can have teaching backgrounds, many have no prior teaching experience.  

The primary "requirement" for teaching a class or leading a study group is no different from what compels most OLLI members to participate:  a desire for continuous learning in a social, group setting.

So, if you are a deep subject matter expert or have a strong interest in a given area or topic, we'd love to hear your ideas for a class or study group - including whether you'd be willing to teach or facilitate.  It's as easy as emailing the Continuing Education office, Curriculum Chairs   Laurie Bailey (Winter) or Keith Butterfield (Spring/Fall) or Study Group Chair Gary Nelson

Not sure if your idea is a class or a study group?  Not to worry.  We're happy to help you define it (it's usually as easy as filtering it through a few questions).   Our programs are generally planned several months in advance, so the key is to hear from you as soon you have the idea.  Most importantly, at their genesis  - see how we worked another Phil Collins reference into this? - ideas are like brainstorming. There's no such thing as a bad one. 

The OLLI Insider:  Your Questions Answered   

Dear OLLI Insider:

I'd love to take OLLI classes, but I've heard it's hard to find parking on campus. I don't even know where to go on campus?!

Concerned Parker

No worries!  We have park-and-ride shuttle service that will drop you off right in front of Michel Student Center, where classes are held.  You can pick up the shuttle on class days starting at 7:30 a.m. at Shea Stadium, 1523 Nebraska,  or Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1420 Moss.  Parking on Bradley's campus isn't allowed without a permit, so catching the shuttle is the way to go! 

OLLI Insider is a weekly article that addresses questions from our members.  If you have a question about OLLI you'd like featured in an upcoming edition, please email  continue@bradley.edu .
Meet Sally Yocum, OLLI Secretary

As part of our ongoing series of introducing you to some of the people who make OLLI happen, this
 week we'd like you to   meet OLLI Secretary Sally Yocum , who has  been attending OLLI classes since retiring in 2007.

"Thanks to OLLI, the Peoria area is a better place," she said.  "My friends and family know how much I LOVE Bradley and OLLI."
Upcoming OLLI Events

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24,    Bradley University Michel Student Center

Nov. 7, 14, 28, 9:00 a.m.,  Curriculum Committee Meetings , Peoria Next Innovation Center
Oct. 4, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Study Group Committee Meeting,  Peoria Next Innovation Center
Nov. 27, 9:30 a.m.,  Glacier/Waterton Lakes National Parks Trip Informational Meeting , Peoria Next Innovation Center
Oct. 31, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., Winter Registration Social,  Bradley University
Michel Student Center Ballrooms

  Hilltop Happenings
Human Trafficking to be Discussed on Campus
Explore the multi-faceted issue of human trafficking and modern-day slavery from the global to the local levels, as part of the student-led International Humanitarian Law Action Campaign. 

All presentations are free and open to the public.  No registration is required.

"Human Trafficking in Central Illinois:
Impact, Trends, and Steps Being Taken on a Local Level"
Lecture by Sara Dillefeld Sefried, Director of Human Trafficking Services, Center for Prevention of Abuse, Peoria
Thursday, October 4, 7:00 p.m. 
Marty Theater, Student Center

"Human Trafficking as a Human Rights Crisis: A Way Forward with Cohort 2030"
Lecture by Ambassador Sarah Mendelson
Thursday, November 15, 7:00 p.m.
Caterpillar Global Communication Center (GCC) 126

LOVE PEORIA at Bradley Renaissance Coliseum 

Join Dream Center Peoria, 2,000 of their friends, and bestselling author and internationally known speaker Bob Goff to be inspired towards a lifestyle of contagious love. Studies show that people who are down and out can rise up faster with one simple thing - love.  

This event is the kick-off to a 60-day campaign to encourage people to show love.  Together, LOVE PEORIA will reach all corners of our city.  The event is for everyone; i f you have a heart for this city, you will fit right in.

Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Bradley Renaissance Coliseum
North Maplewood Avenue, Peoria

To purchase tickets,  click here to register or call The Dream Center at  (309) 676-3000.

Post-Truth, Fake News to be Topics of Lecture

Robison Lecture: Post-Truth and Fake News

Monday, November 5
7:00 p.m.
Bradley University Michel Student Center Ballroom

Author Lee McIntyre will be the guest speaker for the next Robison Lecture sponsored by the Bradley University Department of Communication.

McIntyre, who will speak on post-truth and fake news, is a Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University and a Lecturer in Ethics at Harvard Extension School.  Formerly Executive Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University, he previously taught philosophy at Colgate University, Boston University, Tufts Experimental College and Simmons College. 

He is the author of numerous books, including his latest, Post-Truth (MIT Press, 2018), which was recently named CNN's book-of-the-week and became an Amazon.com bestseller.

The event is free and open to the public.
  Beyond the Hilltop
What's an IRAD?

Attention genealogists, local historians, and generally curious people! If you've always wanted to know what's behind the doors of the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD), then be sure to join us as Bill Cook, on-campus supervisor for IRAD, offers a fascinating look at this remarkable research resource. 

 The IRAD at Western Illinois University is one of seven depositories in the state administered by the Illinois State Archives. It houses county and local government records that have been appraised as having long-term value and transferred to the Archives' custody, including death and marriage records, deeds, probate, tax, and naturalization records. The WIU-IRAD serves 16 counties: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Knox, McDonough, Mercer,

What's an IRAD? is free and open to the public and will take place S aturday, October 6, at 10:00 a.m. in the Chilli cothe Public Library, 430 N Bradley Ave, Chillicothe

Fine Arts Society Presents Architect Cynthia Weese

Architecture and Life
Thursday, October 11, 2018
10:00 a.m. (social time 9:30-10:00 a.m.)
Peoria Riverfront Museum
Admission $12 for adults, $5 for students

Cynthia Weese became an architect at a time when few women entered this field. In this Fine Arts Society (FAS) program, she will talk about the influences in her life, including the landscape of her childhood, and working in the revitalization of Chicago's older urban neighborhoods during the turbulent 1960s.  Weese, FAIA and Principal in Weese Langley Weese, Ltd., is the recipient of the first Lifetime Achievement Award from Chicago Women in Architecture. 

For more information, visit the FAS website at  FineArtsSociety.net  or call (309) 692-1858.
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