OLLI News from Bradley University

January 17, 2017
Notable OLLI Dates

January February March
Jan. 17, 9am: Learning Trip Committee Meeting  in Michel Student Center room 203
Feb. 2, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meeting fat Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
Mar. 15, 12pm: Spring 2017 KIckoff Luncheon in Michel Student Center Ballrooms
Jan. 18, 9am: Spring 2017 Registration Open House  in Michel Student Center Ballrooms
Feb. 3, 9am: Registration  for Road Scholar trip to Berkshires opens (call/walk-in only)

Jan. 19, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meeting  at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Spring Registration Open House Parking Information

Registration for OLLI Spring events will begin on  Wednesday, January 18 with our Registration Open House.  

If you plan on attending the Open House,  please park in the lot at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1420 W. Moss Avenue, and utilize our park-and-ride shuttle service.  Shuttle service begins at  8:00 a.m.and will continue through  11:00 a.m.  
Campus parking is not available that day due to the start of Bradley University classes.  Please do not park on campus, as you may receive a ticket.  We appreciate your cooperation!

Spring 2017 Open House Registration
Wednesday, January 18
9:00 a.m. 
Michel Student Center Ballrooms (second floor), Bradley University

The doors to the ballrooms will open at  8:40 a.m., so please plan on arriving no earlier than  8:30 a.m.

If you prefer to register from home, you can mail your registration form or  register by phone or online at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 19.

Spring Online Registration Details

For those of you who wish to register online starting Thursday, Jan 19 at 9:00 a.m., we have made an effort to streamline the registration process. We will be sending everyone on our brochure mailing list a special email on Wednesday afternoon, January 18.  

The email message will be addressed specifically to you and will contain a personalized, private link to the Spring registration site.  You will be automatically "logged in," whether or not you have created an online account with a password previously.  Once you click on the link, you will be ready to register for your programs immediately. 

We are grateful for everyone's patience as we have worked through the bugs of our new database system this past year. Thank you for your continued support and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns by calling the Continuing Education office at 677-3900.

Cancelled Regional Trip - Spring 2017
Hopefully you have received your Spring 2017
 brochure in the mail!  Please note the following change to your OLLI Spring 2017 brochure.

Regional Learning Trip 39, Caterpillar Aurora Facility and Argonne National Laboratory (p. 11), has been cancelled because Caterpillar no longer has the resources to perform facility visits in Aurora.

To view a PDF version of the Spring brochure, click on the image.

OLLI Student Volunteer Award Donation Changes

Due to changes in Bradley's donation collection procedures, donations and registration fees will need to be paid separately from now on.  

We have printed a reminder on the brochure registration page so that anyone wishing to make a donation can write a separate check.  

If you prefer to pay online, you may make an online donation by clicking here.  Donating online also affords you the option of requesting a gift match from participating employers.

Since 1996, OLLI has provided funds for Bradley students who have shown exemplary volunteer service.  Given that volunteerism is the foundation of OLLI, it is fitting that our members support students who are embarking on their own volunteer efforts.  Your support is further evidence of the valued connection of OLLI to Bradley University.

No, Not in Our Town: Peoria's Opiate Crisis

Join this study group to take part in the important discussion surrounding the recent spike in opiate use in Peoria.

No, Not in Our Town: Peoria's Opiate Crisis
Tuesdays, January 24 - February 28
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Peoria NEXT Innovation Center, 801 N Main St, Peoria

Time is running out for OLLI members to learn about a serious health concern for Peoria's citizens: the misuse of opiate medicine.  It can affect a population that seems unlikely at first; seniors like us or someone as close to you as a friend or relative whose illness or accident resulting in pain that was treated with these substances.  While the medicine was needed during extreme pain, a disastrous health issue can develop if its use is continued after the issue is resolved.  

In this study group, participants will interact with Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, Human Service Center President and CEO, Mike Kennedy, a community member in addiction recovery, a local mother whose son died two years ago from opiate abuse, and representatives from Peoria's medical community, all of whom are actively involved in raising awareness of a health problem that is on the rise in our nation and community.  
Registration will close on January 20.

$45 - facilitated by Carol May, retired Social Science Professor at Illinois Central College and OLLI Cinema Committee chair, and Roberta Koscielski, Assistant Director, Peoria Public Library and member of the Mayor's Community Coalition Against Heroin. 

To register, please call Bonnie at 309-677-3900 or click here to utilize our online registration system.  
Hilltop Happenings
ACT and SAT Review Classes

Do you know a high school student who is preparing to take the SAT or ACT tests?

Make sure you tell them about the SAT - ACT review classes that  will be offered at Bradley on five consecutive Tuesdays  February 7 - March 7.

Designed for high school students taking the test for the first time, or for those hoping to improve a previous score, the review will help students sharpen their test-taking strategies and review comprehensive content in English, math, reading, and writing.

The cost is $95 per student for the SAT or ACT review, or $99 for the combined review.  For more information and to register, go to  bradley.edu/SAT or call Debbie in Continuing Education at  (309) 677-2820.

FACES - Original Artwork by Donna Carr Roberts

FACES - Original Artwork by Donna Carr Roberts
Exhibition: January 12 - February 23
Reception: January 21, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Hartmann Center Gallery, Bradley University

Donna Carr Roberts serves as the Artist in Residence at the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts at Bradley University.  Donna is an award-winning artist living in Peoria, Illinois and Indianapolis, Indiana.  Her work includes life portraits and still life images.  She works in Oils, Watercolors and Charcoal.

From the artist:
"My passion for art comes from everything around me - I am driven to paint what I see and what I imagine. My 'mission' is to paint beautifully constructed images that impart positive energy and are full of life."

Donna is a member of the Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, National Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society, and Hoosier Salon.

To learn more about the artist visit her website at:  carrart.com

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