OLLI News from Bradley University
May 30, 2017
Notable OLLI Dates

May June July
May 31, 9am: Curriculum Committee Meeting  in Michel Student Center Executive Suite

July 10, 9am: Learning Trip Committee Meeting in Michel Student Center Executive Suite

July 13 & 27, 2pm: Study Group Committee Meetings at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

July 26, 9am: Fall 2017 Registration Open House in Michel Student Center Ballrooms
Visit Historical Homes in the Quad Cities

Take this regional trip to the Quad Cities with OLLI to visit two historic homes in addition to learning about the John Deere Classic golf tournament, named Tournament of the Year in 2017 by the PGA Tour.

John Deere: From Golf Classic to Historical Homes  (Activity Level 3)
Thursday, June 29
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
On this Deere-inspired trip, not only will we visit the TPC Deere Run golf course to learn about the logistics involved in hosting one of the most successful golf tournaments, but we will also visit the beautiful historic sites at the Butterworth Center and the Deere-Wiman House.

We'll enjoy lunch at the TPC Deere Run Clubhouse, which features spectacular views of the 18th hole and the picturesque Rock River.  Then we will tour  the historic Butterworth Center and Deere-Winman House, where we will learn about their unique features including pipe organs, libraries, Victorian architecture, acres of formal gardens, and much more!

$89 - includes tour, presentations, lunch, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation.

Don't miss your chance to sign up for this unique trip!  Call us today at 309-677-3900 to register!

Join us for OLLI Curriculum Committee

All are invited to attend!  On Wednesday, May 31, the OLLI Curriculum Committee will finalize classes for our Fall 2017 term.

We will meet in the Executive Suite  on Wednesday, May 31, at 9:00 a.m.  We hope to see you there!

Study the American Home Front Effort in World War II

Over Here: Winning World War II on the Home Front
Thursdays, June 8 - July 13
9:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

While millions of Americans went off to fight World War II all over the globe, people at home also made contributions to the war effort in a variety of different ways.  In the study group "Over Here: Winning World War II on the Home Front," participants will learn how all sorts of folks pitched in to help win the war.  In the video clip below, you'll see how the sale of war bonds and rationing were two of the many weapons we employed to secure victory.  You'll also learn about the use of movies, books, sheet music, and victory gardens were part of the war effort.  Our discussion begins on Thursday, June 8, at 9:30 a.m. at the Peoria NEXT Innovation Center.   Call our office at 309-677-3900 to get in on the lively discussions!  

$45 - facilitated by the volunteers as noted above, and coordinated by Carol May, OLLI study group coordinator and facilitator.

War bonds and rationing during World War II
War bonds and rationing during World War II

Meet Your Elected Officials at Legislative Breakfast

AARP Illinois Legislative Breakfast
Wednesday, June 21
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. , doors open at 7:30 a.m.
Westlake Hall, Room 116, Bradley University
Cost: FREE!

Meet your elected officials and discuss with them the issues Illinoisians 50-plus care about.  The event will be moderated by Brad McMillan, J.D., executive director of the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service, and is co-sponsored by OLLI.

Breakfast will be provided.  Free parking is available in the Main Street parking deck adjacent to the Renaissance Coliseum.

To RSVP call 1-877-926-8300.

Recyclable Items Needed for World of Wonder

** Thank you to everyone who has brought in donations!  We will update this list each week with any items we are still seeking.  We greatly appreciate your overwhelming assistance in collecting supplies!** 

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.  

- Kleenex boxes
- cereal boxes
- rinsed soup cans 
- take-out pizza boxes (a little grease is okay)

(We have all we need of the following items: newspaper, grocery bags, empty toilet paper and paper towel tubes, water bottles, egg cartons, shoe boxes, soda cans. Thank you to all who donated!)

If you are able to collect any of the above items, we will take them!  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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Hilltop Happenings
Technology Seminar Invites OLLI to Attend!

OLLI members are invited to join Taming Technology, a conference at Bradley University June 19 - 21. Sessions will offer K - 12 teachers opportunities to investigate new technologies and how they can be integrated in both the classroom and in personal life. Featuring beginner and advanced tracks, the conference will explore contemporary tools such as phones and tablets as well as apps and online resources. Professional development credit is also available.

The full conference registration fee is $65 with discounts available for early career educators with up to 5 years' experience. The single day fee is $41. Attendees can choose to stay in area hotels or in campus housing.

For more information or to register, email Debbie at devine@bradley.edu or call (309) 677-2820 The deadline to register is June 14.

This conference is sponsored by Delta Kappa Gamma, the International Society for Key Women Educators. The public is invited to attend.

Beyond the Hilltop
Attend Free Programs at Chillicothe Library

The Chillicothe Public Library hosts several events each month that OLLI members may find interesting!  Below is a sampling of what they have planned for June.  

If you would like to receive your own Chillicothe Library Newsletter, click here to sign up!
Book Signing: John Spencer | Sat., Jun 10 @ 10 am - noon
Author John Spencer of Springfield will sign copies of his "Surge" series of historical novels, set in Illinois just before the Civil War.  Books available for purchase at signing.

Flying Drones for Fun & Profit | Mon., Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm
Commercially licensed drone pilot Dean Poignant will share how to get started with flying drones. Learn about selecting a drone, federal and local regulations, safety while flying, and what unlicensed, recreational drone pilots may legally do. Q & A session and a flying demonstration (weather-permitting) to follow.
Scams & ID Theft | Tue., Jun 20 @ 1:30 & 6:30 pm
Learn how to recognize and avoid a variety of scams and prevent identity theft in this free program by Chillicothe's own Chief of Police, Scott Mettille. The program is offered twice to fit your schedule.
Books+Tea @ the Library | Mon., Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm
Join our book club for adults as we discuss  H Is for Hawk , by Helen McDonald, and enjoy tea and refreshments. Copies of the book are available to check out at the front desk.

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