contMarch 10, 2015


Join Us for the Study Group: A Look at Three of the Roosevelts

Spring Classes are Just Around the Corner

Limited Spaces Available on Popular OLLI Trips  

Hilltop Happenings

Join PAWAC for the 45th Annual Central Illinois World Affairs Conference

Keep Up with OLLI 

v1Join us for the Study Group: Teddy, Franklin, and Eleanor: A Look at the Three Roosevelts with Ken Burns
Thursdays, May 7-June 18 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

Starting on May 5, 2015, PBS and WTVP will once again air Ken Burns' seven episode documentary called The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. In this series, Burns chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Elanor Roosevelt, three members of perhaps the most prominent and influential family in 20th century American political history. Between 1858 and 1962 (Teddy Roosevelt's birth and Eleanor's death), the Roosevelts redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and the wider world. Major historical events of that time period will be interwoven with their personal stories throughout the series. Paul Giamatt (Teddy), Edward Herrmann, (Franklin) and Meryl Streep (Eleanor) will provide the voices of the three Roosevelts. 

Join in a lively discussion of the many dimensions of the Roosevelt story based on viewing the Burns documentary. Participants must be able to watch this series as it is aired (multiple showings will be available on WTVP) and participate in group discussions based on study questions provided by the facilitator. Participants may read The Three Roosevelts by James MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn or Geoffrey Ward's companion book for the series, titled The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. These titles are  recommended but not required. These titles may be purchased online or obtained through local libraries. 

$45- Facilitated by Carol May, OLLI Cinema Committee Chair
Registration will open on April 1 - watch this space for more information!

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Spring Classes are Just Around the Corner 
As Spring Classes quickly approach, OLLI is always looking for opportunities to welcome new members. Give the gift of learning by encouraging a friend, neighbor, or family member to join us for Spring 2015 Classes.

Register today for Spring Classes by clicking here.

OLLI Classes will be offered on Wednesdays, April 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

You may bring a guest to try one day of OLLI Classes for FREE! But you must register your guest by first calling 677-3900.
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Limited Spaces Available on  Popular OLLI Trips

Toraason Glass (Activity Level 1)
Monday, March 16, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Toraason Glass is one of OLLI's most popular trips! Join us as we get an exclusive, up-close look at local artist Hiram Toraason's glass blowing studio and gallery.  He will demonstrate his techniques and create a one-of-a-king work of art.

$28 includes lunch, gratuities, presentation fees, and shuttle transportation

Komatsu (Activity Level 3)
Friday, March 20, 8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Komatsu America is the second-largest manufacturer and supplier of construction equipment in North America. On this tour, we will see a large truck frame welded from start to finish and walk through the assembly line of mining trucks. We will be walking on our feet for the entire tour. 
$25- includes lunch, gratuities, tour and shuttle transportation.

Peoria County Jail with Sheriff Mike McCoy (Activity Level 2) 
Tuesday, March 24, 8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy will lead a behind-the-scenes tour of his department and the attached jail while providing a narrative about the county's law enforcement services. During our visit, we will walk through the lockup portion of the facility and experience the jail's newer technological advances. 
$25- includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation. 

v.9Hilltop Happenings


Youth Musicians to Give Fullbright Week Kick-Off Concert
Tuesday, March 10
7:00 p.m.
Bradley  Michel Student Center, Ballroom
Bradley's Fulbright Advisory Committee, supported by the Burgess Award for Excellence in Interdepartmental Collaboration, has organized "Fulbright Week" to raise awareness on campus of the Fulbright mission and to increase successful faculty and student applications for Fulbright grants. 

The Heartbeat project of promoting non-violent conflict resolution through music was made possible by a Fulbright MTV-U award.  In addition to raising awareness of Fulbright through the very compelling story of these young musicians, the event is a unique opportunity to educate the Bradley and Peoria communities about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and grassroots efforts to promote peace in that volatile region.

Ten current faculty members at Bradley have been awarded Senior Fulbright Scholar grants during their careers to teach and research around the globe through this most prestigious international educational exchange program. In the last four years, five Bradley students have won Fulbright grant.

This Event is free and open to the public
Parking is available in any white-line parking space

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Join PAWAC for the 45th Annual Central Illinois World Affairs Conference 
PAWAC's 45th Annual Central Illinois World Affairs Conference
Saturday, March 28
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Para-A-Dice Hotel Conference Center-East Peoria, IL

This year, the conference will focus on "Central America and the United States Partners and Partisans in Development and Security." Keynote speakers include his Excellency Roman Macaya Hayes, Ambassador of Costa Rica, who will address the sustainable success of his country, and Mr. John Andersen, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Western Hemisphere, who will explore trade and investment opportunities within his region. A Panel of experts will discuss broader issues of immigration, gangs, and other economic and security problems that threaten to derail the region's advance toward economic growth. 

Full details are available at or (309) 677-2450. Deadline to register for the luncheon is Wednesday, March 25. You can register by clicking 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 nearly 1,100 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.

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