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 Wrap-up and Registration Open House

 Class Handouts Available Online for Mathematics and Art

Goodwill Offers Plus 55 Computer Classes

a.1Wrap-up and Registration Open House
Please be sure to mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 14, 2015 for our Winter Wrap-up meeting and Spring Registration Open House. The Wrap-up meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Michel Student Center Ballroom and should conclude around 10:30 a.m.

At the conclusion of the Wrap-up, staff will distribute copies of the Spring brochure and will be on hand to process your registrations from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

If you are not able to make it to campus, online registration will open at 2:00 p.m. that day.
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Class Handouts Available Online for Mathematics and Art
A PDF link of Mary Jane Sterling's Presentation from her Winter Course, Mathematics and Art, is now available on the OLLI website. Click here to view the class handouts section on the OLLI website.

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Goodwill Offers Plus 55 Computer Classes
Goodwill is currently offering a free new class series, "Plus 55",  focusing on four topics: Computer Basics, Basic Email, Internet Essentials, and Basic Microsoft Word. 

Plus 55 classes will be taught on Friday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in a relaxed environment at the new Goodwilll Commons Training Center. (located just below the Journal Star near the McClugage Bridge. 

For more information or to register, please contact Mark Aaron at or call (309) 682-1113 X2122. You can also click here to visit the Peoria Goodwill website for more detailed information regarding the variety of computer classes they will be offering.
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Please Join OLLI's Program Planning Process
If you are interested in helping to select trips or come up with ideas for a great lecture, you might want to attend one 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: Thursday, February 12, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Peoria Next Innovations Center

*Curriculum Committee: Wednesday, May 6, 13, and 27, 9-11:00 a.m.
Executive Suite

*These dates were incorrect in last week's newsletter.
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a.7Join OLLI 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, February 9 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 call Elly Peterson at(309) 677-3900.

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a.8Keep 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