Bradley University Continuing Education

a6Contents for January 5, 2015


 OLLI Classes Start Tomorrow (January 6)

 How Do They Find These Places?

Join Us for These Upcoming Learning Trips

OLLI Classes Start Tomorrow (January 6)
Due to possible snow accumulation on Tuesday and very cold temperatures for the rest of the week, we wanted everyone to be aware of the cancellation policies.

OLLI Classes will be held unless inclement weather closes Bradley University. If the university is closed, an announcement will be made on local television and radio stations, as well as the Bradley home page


Refund Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, you will receive a refund of $85 (all of the $95 class fee minus a $10 cancellation fee).



Parking is open on campus during Winter OLLI Classes. In case of snow accumulation, however, everyone is encouraged to park in the Duryea Deck so our facilities department can properly plow campus streets. The deck is located on Duryea Avenue, between St. James and Bradley Avenues. A campus map can be found here.


Shuttle Service

The OLLI Shuttle will be on duty to pick up members and instructors from their cars in various areas of the campus (including the Duryea Deck) throughout the day. If you need a ride and don't see the shuttle, please call the OLLI phone at (309) 258-4142.


Snow Routes

Also, please note that Bradley Avenue is a designated snow route within the City of Peoria. When a snow route parking ban is declared by the city, parking on a designated snow route is prohibited until the ban is lifted. Cars parked on a snow route during a ban are subject to a fine.


Breaks and Lunches
Our breaks with beverages and snacks are offered on the first floor of the Michel Student Center, adjacent to the atrium. The complimentary buffet will be served upstairs in the ballroom at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday. For the remainder of the week, lunches can be purchased in the Michel Student Center Marketplace or at restaurants near campus.

Sprit Wear
In the spirit of our love of learning, please wear your high school or college colors or gear on Thursday. On Friday, please wear you Bradley gear. We will take a group photograph on Friday for our next brochure.
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How Do They Find These Places?
If you are interested in helping to select trips or come up with ideas for a great lecture, you might want to attend on of our next OLLI committee meetings.
We are proud to say that the Bradley University OLLI program is member-driven. Visit one of our upcoming committee meetings and find out how it all works.

Trip Committee: Tuesday, January 13, 9:00-11:00 a.m.        Executive Suite

Cinema Committee: Friday, January 16, 9:00-11:00 a.m.      MSC 203

Lecture Committee: Tuesday, January 20, 9:00-11:00 a.m.   MSC 203

Study Group Committee: Wednesday, January 29, 10:00 am. - 12:00 p.m.
Peoria Next Innovations Center

Curriculum Committee: Wednesday, May 14 and 28, 9-11:00 a.m.
Executive Suite
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a.3Join us for these Upcoming Learning Trips

Explore Bradley's New Renaissance Coliseum

Monday, February 9

8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us on Monday, as we tour one of the new facilities on campus, the Renaissance Coliseum. Dave Snell, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications and the "Voice of the Braves" for over 35 years, will be our guide as we see the MItchell "JJ" Anderson Court practice facility, an athletics museum within the Burklund Family Heritage Hall, state-of-the-art strength conditioning and athletic training facilities, academic centers, locker rooms, and offices for the entire Department of Athletics. Cost $25 - includes, lunch, gratuities, and tour.


Click here to utilize our online registration link.


The Many Faces of Oregon Informational Meeting

Meeting Date: January 26, 9:30 a.m.

Peoria Next Innovation Center

OLLI is going to Oregon in June! Chartered by Road Scholar, we will explore the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the Columbia River Gorge, and the rich history and culture of Portland and the surrounding areas. More Details, including trip costs, will be available this informational meeting .


To RSVP for this meeting or request a packet via mail, please visit the OLLI Registration Desk on the first floor of the Michel Student Center or call the Continuing Education office at (309) 677-3900.

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Register Today for the Study Group: Women in Science
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Mondays, January 12 - February 16
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Peoria Next Innovation Center
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.

Discussion 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.


$45- Click here to register for this course.

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a.5Keep 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