OLLI News from Bradley University
April 18, 2017
Notable OLLI Dates

April May
Apr. 19, 26: OLLI Spring Classes 
May 3, 9am: Summer 2017 Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms
Apr. 27, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meeting at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
May 10, 17, & 31, 9am: Curriculum Committee Meetings in Michel Student Center Executive Suite
OLLI Class Reminders and Theme Days

Spring classes continue 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

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.  Parking attendants will be on-site to assist you.

Theme Days - Show Your Spirit!
Wednesday, 4/19 - Alma Mater Day
Wear your school colors, from high school or beyond.  Maybe you'll spot a classmate!
If you post pictures, use the hashtag #OLLIatBradley in your description.

Wednesday, 4/26 - I Volunteer Day
In honor of National Volunteer Week, help spread awareness by sharing your passion with pride.
On this day, you can pick up a #ivolunteer signboard at the OLLI registration desk, and customize is with what inspires or motivates you, what causes you're most passionate about, or what volunteering means to you.  We'll take a photo of you holding the sign and share it on social media using #ivolunteer.

What's a hashtag, you ask?  A hashtag is a keyword phrase, spelled without spaces, with a pound sign (#) in front of it.  For example, #OLLIatBradley and #RiseOfTheRed are both hashtags.  You can put these hashtags anywhere in your social media posts: in the beginning, at the end, or anywhere in between.  They tie public conversations from all different users into a single stream, which you can find by searching for a hashtag or clicking on one.  

Have questions about theme days or hashtags?  Come see a Continuing Education staffer at the registration desk, and we'll be happy to help!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
Recyclable Items Needed for World of Wonder

World of Wonder, a summer camp for gifted and talented students run by Continuing Education, needs your recyclable items!  Our teachers are coming up with creative activities to challenge students' higher order thinking processes, and below is a list of recyclable supplies they would love to have.

- empty tubes from toilet paper, paper towels, and wrapping paper
- shoeboxes
- cereal boxes
- rinsed soda cans
- rinsed soup cans 
- plastic grocery bags (with no holes)
- empty water bottles
- take-out pizza boxes (a little grease is okay)
- newspaper

If you are able to collect any of the above items, we will take them!  You may bring your items with you to classes  to drop off at the registration desk, or you may bring them to the Continuing Education building (corner of Main and University streets) any time between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Thank you for supporting World of Wonder 2017!

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Remembering the Holocaust This Spring

The new Peoria Holocaust Memorial, a collection of 11 million buttons symbolizing each of the lives lost during this tragic moment in history, will re-open at its new  location outside of the Peoria Riverfront Museum on April 23 ( click here for more information on the dedication ceremony).  

Join OLLI this spring in remembering the Holocaust in this special Cinema Conversations group, back by popular demand.  

The Pianist and the Holocaust
Fridays, April 21, 28, and May 5
10:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (April 21)
10:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (April 28 and May 5)
Peoria Public Library North Branch

The Pianist, directed by Roman Polanski and released in 2002, is an adaptation of Wladyslaw Szpilman's memoir of survival in Nazi-occupied Poland during the Holocaust.  Beginning with the German Blitzkrieg against Poland in September 1939, it follows Szpliman as he and his family are confined to the Warsaw Ghetto.  Ultimately, he is the lone survivor, aided by a secret Polish organization dedicated to hiding Jews, and finally by the German army officer Wilm Hosenfeld.  This film was awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, the BAFTA for Best Picture, and three Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay.  

At its first meeting, the group will watch the film.  During the two sessions that follow, we will discuss David Engel's The Holocaust: The Third Reich and the Jews, available from local or online retailers or libraries.  

$29 - moderated by Dr. John A. Williams, Professor of History, Bradley University

Click on the above image to view a trailer for The Pianist.
Click on the above image to view a trailer for The Pianist.

To register, call Gwen at 309-677-3900.  A limited number of seats remain, so call today!
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Scribe to Screen

Scribe to Screen: Chocolat
Wednesdays, May 10, 17, and 24
1:15 - 3:45 p.m. (May 10)
1:15 - 3:30 p.m. (May 17 and 24)
Peoria Public Library North Branch

How about some chocolate in May to elevate your spirits!  Join Jane Hense and Carol May in a discussion of the book and film, Chocolat, to do just that.  In Joanne Harris' delightful story, Vianne Rocher and her young daughter, Anouk, arrive in a sleep French village located on the fast road between Toulouse and Bourdeux.  Three days later, Vianne opens a luxuriant chocolate shop crammed with the most tempting of confections and a mouth-watering variety of hot chocolate drinks.  But, unfortunately, it's Lent, and her shop, open on Sundays, stands opposite the church.  Francis Reynaud, the austere parish priest, is livid.  Before long, the battle lines between church and chocolate are drawn as the locals succumb to Vianne's concoctions.  

Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture in 2000, the film adaptation features Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Alfred Molina, and Judi Dench.  Participants should acquire a copy of the book, available at local or online retailers or libraries, for two weeks of discussion that will follow the film screening on May 10.  

$29 - moderated by Jane Hense, OLLI study group chair, and Carol May, OLLI cinema chair. 

Limited seats are available!  Register today by calling Gwen at 309-677-3900.

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Beyond the Hilltop
Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial

Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks' 100th Birthday
TONIGHT, Tuesday, April 18
7:00 p.m.
Peplow Pavilion, Hayden-Clark Alumni Center, Bradley University
Cost: FREE!

A celebration of poet Gwendolyn Brooks' 100th birthday will take place on April 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Peplow Pavilion in the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center.  Speakers include Dr. Kevin Stein, Dr. Demetrice A. Worley, and student winners of Bradley's Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Contest.  The featured speaker is Quraysh Ali Lansana, faculty member in the Department of Writing of the School of the Art Institute.  Refreshments will be served.  The event is free and open to the public.  It is sponsored by ICAC, Friends of the Cullom-Davis Library, and the Department of English.

Learn about Cyber Security with PAWAC

Cyberwar and the Internet of Things
Thursday, April 20
6:00 p.m.
Westlake Hall, Room 116, Bradley University
Cost: $10.00 for PAWAC members; $15.00 for the general public

The Peoria Area World Affairs Council (PAWAC) and Bradley University's Institute of International Studies present "Cyberwar and the Internet of Things" on Thursday, April 20, 2017.  The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. in room 116 of Westlake Hall on the Bradley University campus.

Recent high profile events show how the "connected" devices of our daily lives have become "soldiers" in a cyberwar of espionage and attacks by nations and non-state actors.  The internet is a type of global commons essential for innovation, research, and development.  With this importance, cyberwar and security is rising as one of the most important topics in international affairs.  Security Researcher Cody Kretsinger of CIAN, a leading cyber security firm, will provide background on the latest developments in the cyber security arena and discuss just how easy it is for a hacker to invade the devices that we rely on daily.

Tickets are $10.00 for PAWAC members; $15.00 for the general public.  All students may attend the lecture for free with their student ID.  Tickets can be purchased in advance via the PAWAC website: www.pawac.org. Tickets will also be available at the door as long as the event is not sold out.  

OLLI Members Invited to Attend April Programs at Chillicothe Public Library

Prairie & Wetlands
Thursday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.
What is a wetland? How do wetlands and prairies affect the environment? What grants are available to help you establish prairie and wetlands on your property or in your community? Mary Lou Lael will share answers to these questions and discuss her own wetland/prairie project. For more information call  309-274-2719 or visit  chillipld.org.

World Cinema Saturday: Of Gods and Men (Des homme et des dieux) - France
Saturday, April 22, 1:00 p.m.
PG-13, 2h 2min
This movie will be shown in French & Arabic with English subtitles. Popcorn served (you're invited to bring your own bowl to help us reduce waste), and outside food welcome! For more information call  309-274-2719 or visit  chillipld.org.

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