OLLI News from Bradley University
April 25, 2017
Notable OLLI Dates

April May
Apr. 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
Watch Your Mailbox for the Summer 2017 Brochure!

Hello, summer!   OLLI brochures for summer events are on their way to your mailboxes this week.  The brochure can also be viewed online by clicking here.

Attend the OLLI Registration Open House on Wednesday, May 3, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Michel Student Center Ballrooms.

Free park-and-ride shuttle service from Westminster Presbyterian Church on Moss Avenue will be provided starting at 8:00 a.m.  Doors will open and numbers for the queue will be handed out at 8:40 a.m.  We highly encourage you not to arrive before 8:15 a.m.

During the Registration Open House, you'll have the chance to interact one-on-one with staff, learn more about OLLI programming, provide ideas for future classes, trips, and study groups, and have the chance to take home brochures to distribute to area businesses.  Most of all, feel free to enjoy snacks and refreshments, and spend some time with your friends (or meet some new ones).  Registration forms received at this event will be processed first.

On Thursday, May 4, starting at 9:00 a.m., mail and telephone registration opens.  Please note: you may mail your form at any time after receiving the brochure (which is also available online).  Forms will be queued in the order received and processed on this date.  

If you would like to speak with a staff member about your registration, please call (309) 677-3900.

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Update to Summer Brochure - Study Group Dates

Please note the following change to your Summer 2017 Brochure:

Study Group 1: Coffee's History, Hardy Business, and Health (pg. 14 in brochure)
OLD DATES: Fridays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; 9:00 - 11:15 a.m.
NEW DATES: Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27, and July 11; 9:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Please contact us at (309) 677-3900 with any questions or concerns.  

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, 4/26 - 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!
Read about "A Day in the Life of an OLLI Learner"

If you read the Courier Newspapers in Washington, Morton, or Woodford, you may have noticed an article titled "A day in the life of an OLLI learner," written by OLLI member Terri Dudis.  Terri has done an outstanding job detailing the excitement, camaraderie, and genuine love of learning that is palpable at OLLI classes.  

From the morning bus ride to campus to a sampling of the wide variety of classes offered, the article walks the reader through a typical day at OLLI classes.  Check out the full article by clicking here!

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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Join OLLI for Dinner and a Movie

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, originally built by Pabst Blue Ribbon in 1898.  

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.
Enjoy a Lighthearted Film on the Giant Screen

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Tuesday, May 30
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Peoria Riverfront Museum Giant Screen Theater

In collaboration with the Hult Center for Healthy Living's Encore program, 50 Plus News & Views magazine, and the Fondulac Park District, OLLI will host a special presentation of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on the 7-story Giant Screen Theater in the Peoria Riverfront Museum.  The 1954 comedic musical follows the playful story of a backwoodsman who brings his new wife back to his Oregon cabin, where she is surprised to fins his six brothers who want to get married, too.  Nominated for Best Pictures in 1954, it is known for its outstanding dance sequences.  

Following the film, we will reflect on the choreography and theatrical quality of the musical in a moderated discussion with Robin Hunt, member of the EastLight Theatre group.

$5 - includes film screening and moderated discussion.  Transportation is not provided; meet us at the museum!

Call us today to reserve your seat in advance! (309) 677-3900

Discover Geological Wonders with OLLI

Learn in-depth about four fascinating geological wonders of the world in this discussion-based study group.

Great Geological Wonders
Thursdays, May 11 - June 1
3:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Planet Earth is covered with a vast diversity of geological phenomena that have, for millennia, inspired people with their majesty, beauty, and sometimes, their strangeness.  In this study group, join fellow OLLI members in a lively discussion of four such eye-popping locations.  With the use of readings, slides, and film clips, Ed Stermer will first talk about Yellowstone and Devil's Tower.  Kurt Butterfield will follow with a consideration of the Amazon Basin and the Dead Sea.  Reading materials will be made available via email; internet and email access is recommended.

$45 - facilitated by Ed Stermer, ICC Earth Science Professor and OLLI trip moderator and Kurt Butterfield, retired Caterpillar civil engineer.

To register, call Bonnie at (309) 677-3900.
Hilltop Happenings
Bradley Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert

Bradley Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
Sunday, April 30
3:00 p.m.
Dingeldine Music Center, 1417 W Barker Ave, Peoria
Cost: $10 for the general public, free for students

Don't miss your last chance to see the Bradley Symphony Orchestra perform this school year!  Their final spring concert is a part of the Music Scholarship Series, and t he program will feature Dr. Chee Hyeon Choi performing Saint SaĆ«ns' Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 as well as the Overture to Die Fledermaus and the Second Symphony of Howard Hanson. The BSO will be under the direction of Dr. Timothy Semanik.
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