ANC.1Contents for November 11, 2014


Bradley Mourns the Loss of Dr. Max Taylor
The Bradley campus has suffered a great loss with the passing of Dr. Max Taylor, Professor of Chemistry. During his 45-year career at Bradley, Dr. Taylor has taught 22 different courses,including the popular Chemistry and Civilization course for non-majors. He mentored undergraduate students and was recognized with the Academic Advisor of the Year Award. He was also recognized as an outstanding teacher in 1998 when he was awarded the Putnam Award for Teaching Excellence.

Dr. Taylor volunteered to teach OLLI Classes since 2002; his most recent class was Current Events in Chemistry, which was taught this fall. OLLI members and Continuing Education staff were deeply saddened to receive the news of the passing of Dr. Taylor, and we send our heartfelt condolences to his family.

Memorials for Dr. Taylor can be made to the Bradley University Chemistry Department or the MIT c/o Chemistry Department Graduate Assistance Program. Dr. Taylor's full obituary can be viewed by clicking here.

Anch1OLLI Joins the Throwback Thursday Bandwagon
Have you ever heard the acronym TBT and wondered what it meant?  TBT stands for Throwback Thursday, and a lot of social media sites such as Facebook use the hashtag (#) TBT as an effort to walk down memory lane with their followers. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are great ways for organizations to stay in touch with their members or volunteers, and TBT helps them treasure past memories and stories. Starting last week, our OLLI Facebook page features a #TBT post that highlights a story or memory that is shared by one of our OLLI members.

The Continuing Education staff is asking OLLI members to email pictures along with a story or quote that can be included in our Throwback Thursday series. A great Throwback Thursday example would be an OLLI couple sharing photos of their wedding day on their anniversary. OLLI members can also share Throwback Thursday posts that highlight a product that used to be popular in the past. For example, " #TBT- on this day 32 years ago, eight-track tapes were completely phased out of American stores."

Check out last week's #TBT Facebook post that took a look back on the good old days of radio. Thank you Study Group Chairperson Mary Frank for sharing this video with us for our first Throwback Thursday Post: #TBT.

You can also click here to learn more about what a hashtag (#) means within the world of social media.

If you have pictures or memories that you think would like to share for our Throwback Thursday Facebook series, please send them to Bryan Blanks, Continuing Education Program Coordinator, at

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anch3Upcoming Bradley Lectures
Understanding Muslim Societies:
The Role of Women and Rebuilding the Middle East
Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Bradley University Student Center, Marty Theatre
Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli will discuss the topic of "Understanding Muslim Societies: The Role of Women and Rebuilding Relationships in the Middle East." This lecture is sponsored by the institute of International Studies with funds from the Carnegie Foundation, World Affairs Councils of America, and Peoria Area World Affairs Council. For more information, contact Angela Weck at This presentation is free and open to the public.

The Ebola Crisis
Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Bradley University, Neumiller Lecture Hall in Bradley Hall
Dr. Marc Carrigan, member of the teaching faculty at the Methodist Family Medicine Residency, will lead a discussion on the Ebola crisis. Dr. Carrigan has served medically in nine countries (including four in Africa) and will offer his insight to the disease, how it is transmitted, and what can be done to stop its spread. The presentation, sponsored by the College of Education and Health Sciences, is free and open to the public.

Dollars and Sense: The Impact of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Budget
November 19 at 7:00 p.m
Bradley University Student Center, Marty Theatre

Diana Onken with the Save the Children Policy Network will be holding a lecture that is titled "Dollars and Sense: The Impact of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Budget." The Lecture will also feature a discussion on child and maternal health issues. This event is free and open to the public.


Poetry in the Public Sphere:
An Evening with Illinois Poet Laureate Dr. Kevin Stein
Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Bradley University, Dingeldine Music Center
Dr. Stein will offer an overview of the laureate activities and what it means to be the 4th Illinois Poet Laureate, present a sample of Illinois' youth poetry, and recite sections from his own work.  Click here for more information on this lecture series. This presentation is free and open to the public.
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Anch.3Last Chance to Register for Great Learning Trips 

Hardy's Reindeer Ranch in Champaign, IL 
Treasures of Atlanta
Tuesday, November 18, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Join OLLI to spend the day discovering the unique treasures and historical sites in nearby Atlanta, Illinois. The trip will include a tour of the J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator, the Atlantic Public Library, and the historic Robert Glenn Wertheim Candy Company. We'll dine at the Palms Grill Cafe, best known for its old-school atmosphere and homemade pies.
$79 - includes tours, presentations, lunch, snacks, gratuities, and charter coach transportation.

Hidden Gems of Champaign County
Thursday, November 20, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
OLLI will visit some of the hidden gems in the Champaign-Urbana area. This trip will include a visit to the William M. Staerkel Planetarium, the second largest planetarium in the state. OLLI members will also visit the Columbia Street Roastery, Hardy's Reindeer Ranch, and The Japan House.
$95 - Includes tours, presentations, lunch, snacks, gratuities, and charter coach transportation.

Click here to utilize our online registration system.
Anch.5November 17: Finding Strength After the Storm
Join WTVP for a free preview of November 17th: Finding Strength After the Storm. More than 1,000 homes and businesses were flattened or severely damaged after the tornado that hit Tazewell County on November 17, 2013. Loss of life was limited to three tornado-related deaths, but psychological scars are just now starting to heal.

On the one-year anniversary, WTVP will premiere a new special that follows recovery efforts throughout the past year, looks at the lessons learned in the aftermath of the storm, and reveals the struggles and triumphs of a community trying to rebuild. November 17th Finding Strength After the Storm will air Monday, November 17 at 9:00 p.m. on WTVP, the first anniversary of the storm.

Join WTVP for a free preview of Nov. 17: Finding Strength After the Storm.
Sunday, November 16 at 4:00 p.m.
Five Points Washington
  360 N. Wilmor Rd.
                                          Washington, IL 61571

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required as seating is limited. For information on the public preview, call 677-4747. You can reserve tickets by clicking here.

Anch.4Tunnel of Oppression Returns to Bradley


Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive event that highlights contemporary issues of oppression in a creative and realistic avenue. It is designed to introduce participants to the concepts of oppression, privilege, and power by guiding them through a series of scenes. Each scene will aim to educate and challenge participants to think more deeply about issues of oppression throughout society.

Listed below are the suggested times that we have selected for our OLLI members. However, you are more than welcome to register for any of the additional dates listed. You can register by clicking the links below.

OLLI reserved dates:
 November 10- 1:20 - 1:40 p.m. or 1:40 - 2:00 p.m. Click Here
 November 13- 2:30 - 2:50 p.m. or 2:50 - 3:10 p.m. Click Here

Additional Dates:
*Please note that some of these slots may be filled.
November 11- 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Click Here
November 12- 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Click Here
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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
 is an organization at Bradley University whose members share a common goal:  to remain vital and active in their late career and post-career lives.

Consisting of more than 1,000 people ages 50+, OLLI members come from all backgrounds and educational levels.  Together they enjoy a diverse collection of year-round programs including non-credit classes, educational travel, study groups, cinema, and lectures.

To learn more about OLLI, please visit