OLLI News from Bradley University
April 4, 2017
Notable OLLI Dates

April May
Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26: OLLI Spring Classes 
May 3, 9am: Summer 2017 Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms
Apr. 11, 9am: Learning Trip Committee Meeting in Michel Student Center Executive Suite
May 10, 17, & 31, 9am: Curriculum Committee Meetings in Michel Student Center Executive Suite
Apr. 13 & 27, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meetings at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

OLLI Class Reminders

Spring 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

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.

All classes will be located in the Michel Student Center for this session.  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.  

We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
Get Your Own OLLI Gear at Land's End!

If you've ever wanted to own a polo, sweater, or accessory featuring the OLLI logo, here's your chance!  

We've opened up a store with Land's End, where you can quickly and easily order a variety of apparel and promotional products customized with the OLLI logo as pictured above.  

To visit the store, please click here.  Once you've chosen an item and quantity, select "Apply Logo," and the OLLI logo will appear on your product.  It's that easy!  If you have questions, please call Land's End support at (800) 587-1541.

OLLI's Strategic Plan Has Been Refreshed and Updated

In April 2015, OLLI members were introduced to the OLLI Strategic Plan for 2015-2018 with an Executive Summary available in print and on the OLLI website.  Since then, OLLI members have received three progress reports about OLLI improvements implemented as a result of the Strategic Plan, also available in print and online.  

Since so many improvements have been completed and two years have passed, it was time to refresh and update the Strategic Plan and identify a new set of action items to make OLLI even better for members.  So this report, in April 2017, describes the results. 

Click here to view the report.  Additional information about the Strategic Plan and subsequent progress reports can be found on our website.
Learn about Russian Spies in This Study Group

Spies, Subterfuge, and Skulduggery: A Look at Cold War Espionage (Participation-based)
Thursdays, April 20 - May 25
1:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Humana Guidance Center
Minimum 8 participants, register by April 6

Do you recall the old saying "some things never change like death and taxes"?  Based on what's happened between Russia and the United States over the last four years, perhaps it's time to add the Cold War as a third example.  In the early 1990s, political scientists, historians, and journalists informed us that after forty-five years of the nuclear arms race, "limited" hot wars in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia, and the growth of intelligence agencies like the CIA and the NSA and the KGB, the Cold War had finally come to an end.  But has it?  In "Spies, Subterfuge, and Skulduggery," we'll explore what happened between the world's two superpowers between 1946 and 1991 and the role that state-sponsored espionage and spies played in the conduct of that conflict.  Sign up now!  Four empty seats remain in this live study group.

$45 - facilitated by Carol May, retired Social Science Professor at Illinois Central College and OLLI cinema committee chair.

Register today by calling Bonnie at 309-677-3900!

This news clip from 2010 describes a modern-day example of spies in the U.S.
This news clip from 2010 describes a modern-day example of spies in the U.S.

See More of Our Community on Local Learning Trips 

Don't miss your chance to take a behind-the-scenes look at these local destinations this spring!

East Bluff Community Center (Activity Level 2)
Thursday, April 27
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Based in the former St. Bernard's Catholic School, the East Bluff Community Center has partnered with 25 not-for-profit organizations in just the last two years to provide direct services to hundreds of East Bluff residents.  We'll take a private tour with Molly Bishop, host of the radio show Tales from the Whiskey City, who will give us an overview of the facility and programs, including the history of the building and neighborhood.  Among the services provided are a food pantry, after-school tutoring, athletic programs, computer skill classes, and more.  We will get the opportunity to visit WAZU 90.7 FM, a community-based radio station on the second floor.

$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

Excel Foundry and Machine (Activity Level 4)
Tuesday, May 23
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
On this day, we'll visit Excel Foundry and Machine, the "replacement parts superstore" to the mineral processing and aggregate industries.  We'll discover how this global, full-line crusher replacement parts company provides nearly any part needed to operate crushing or large-scale open-pit mining equipment.  We will also learn about the warehousing and processing center, foundry addition, and corporate office facility, each consisting of several thousand square feet of space.

$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

To register for these or any other trips, call Gwen at 309-677-3900.
View and Discuss Some Like It Hot at Wanee Cinemas

Enjoy a relaxing day in Kewanee with OLLI as we view Some Like It Hot, followed by a discussion and lunch.

Dinner and a Movie at Wanee Cinemas: Some Like It Hot
Monday, May 22
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Join us for a day in Kewanee to view a private screening of Some Like It Hot at the recently renovated Wanee Cinemas.  Winner of the 1960 Academy Award for Best Costume Design and nine additional awards, this lighthearted comedy features an all-star cast of Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon.  The story follows two Chicago musicians who, after witnessing the St. Valentine's Day massacre, are looking to get out of town and away from mobster Spats Columbo.  They disguise themselves as Josaphine (Curtis) and Daphne (Lemmon) in order to join an all-girl band heading to Florida, and find that hiding their true identities will be more difficult than they imagined when romance and mobsters in Florida interrupt their plan.  

On our visit, we will learn about the history of the Wanee theater, view the film, enjoy a moderated discussion, and dine at Cerno's Bar and Grill for lunch.  Shuttle transportation is available, or you are welcome to drive yourself to meet us in Kewanee.

$55 - includes film screening, moderated discussion, dinner, gratuities, and shuttle transportation if desired.

To register, call Gwen at 309-677-3900.
Beyond the Hilltop
PAWAC Hosts Refugee Discussion

International Humanitarian Law: A View of Refugee Rights
Thursday, April 13
6:00 p.m.
Caterpillar Global Communications Building, Room 126, Bradley University

The Peoria Area World Affairs Council and Bradley University's International Affairs Organization and the Institute of International Studies presents "International Humanitarian Law: A View of Refugee Rights" on Thursday, April 13, 2017.  The lecture will begin at 6:00 p.m. in room 126 of the Caterpillar Global Communications Building on the Bradley University campus.

Bradley University students will discuss what countries are obligated to do for refugees under International Humanitarian Law, primarily established by the Geneva Conventions, as well as the stipulations and difficulty of the refugee process.  The information conveyed throughout the presentation will then be applied to the Syrian refugee crisis.  The program is expected to last approximately one hour.  This program is free and open to the pubic.

OLLI Members Invited to Attend April Programs at Chillicothe Public Library

Korean Sijo Poetry
Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 p.m.
Explore this ancient, lyric form of poetry, and try your hand at writing your own! Duane Johansen of the U of I Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies will be your guide. Workshop intended for grade 6 through adult. For more information call  309-274-2719 or visit  chillipld.org.

Green Spring Cleaning
Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 p.m.
Learn about the many options you have when choosing cleaning products, how to make your own, and how to make better choices when buying from a store. Presented by Jason Haupt with U of I Extension. For more information call  309-274-2719 or visit  chillipld.org.

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.

Keep Up with OLLI!

Stay up-to-date with the latest in OLLI news on any of our social media platforms.

Find out what OLLI members are up to-- follow us on our Learning Trips and stay informed on class information.

Like us on Facebook
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Twitter
Find us on Google+
Find us on Google+
View our videos on YouTube
Watch us on YouTube