Bradley University Continuing Education

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Register Today for the Study Group: Women in Science


Mondays, January 12- February 16
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Peoria Next Innovation Center

Click here to register for this Study Group online.


Join us in exploring the personal lives and professional careers of women who have made a significant contribution across various scientific disciplines. We will look at how they asked different questions, used different methods, came up with different explanations for phenomena in the natural world, and transformed forever the scientist's role.

Discussions will focus on the work of psychologist and industrial engineer Lillian Gilbreth; physicist Rosalyn Yalow, who developed radio isotopes in nuclear medicine; geneticist Barbra McClintock, who worked on chromosomal structures in maize; Rachel Carson, marine biologist, environmentalist, and author of Silent Spring; and primatologist Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Gilldakas, who helped us understand human behavior through the study of chimps, gorillas, and orangutans.

Facilitators: Dr. Regina Pope-Ford, Bradley University; Carol Schutz-Ferino, OSF St. Francis Medical Center; Dr. Amy Kelly, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research and Carol May, Retired Sociology Instructor, Illinois Central College.
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Anch12Save the Date for the Study Group: Great Decisions
Tuesdays, February 3- March 24
Peoria Next Innovation Center
Registration Starts on January 14, 2014

A special registration link will be available next week.

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. It is administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing America each year. It provides background information, current data, and policy options for each topic and serves as the focal text for discussion groups. The topics for 2015 include: Privacy in the Digital Age, India Changes Course, and Syria's Refuge Crisis. Click here to view the Foreign Policy website for a full list of topics.  Participants are expected to purchase the Great Decisions 2015 briefing book from the website. We will be utilizing film, guest speakers, and other materials as well. Each participant will be expected to read the assignment from the briefing book before each discussion.

Facilitators: Marge Semmens and Angela Weck
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Anch13Upcoming Bradley Lectures

Ken Zurski, Peoria Traffic One Reporter, will speak at Bradley.


Ken Zurski: Peoria Stories

December 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Bradley University's Cullom Library, Wyckoff Room

Author Ken Zurski will talk about "Peoria Stories," his latest book sponsored by the Friends of Cullom-Davis Library. The book includes stories of such famous figures such as Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Lindberg, and others featured in the rich history of Peoria and Central Illinois. Zurski provides a broader perspective on the past by intertwining interesting personalities with such historical milestones as the rise of the automobile, first flights, and radio's early days. This event 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, Caterpillar Global Communications Center-Room 126
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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Anch14OLLI 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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Anch15Keep 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.

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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