June 2, 2015


Don't Miss These Summer Activities

Build a Team for the OLLI Trivia Night Fundraiser

Seeking Supplies for World of Wonder Summer Camp

Leadership Summit at Bradley University

Taming Technology for Learning and Leisure

Keep Up with OLLI

Don't Miss These Summer Activities
Greater Peoria Sanitary District (Activity Level 3)
Monday, June 8
8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Greater Peoria Sanitary and Sewage District (GPSD) is a special governmental unit organized in 1927 to treat sewage before it is discharged into the Illnois River.  During our visit, we'll learn how wastewater is collected and treated in the 650 miles of pipes, find out how the plant treats an average of 25 million gallons annually, and take a look at how the laboratory monitors the treatment process in order to meet the federal requirements.

$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

D-Day at the Putnam (Activity Level 2)
Thursday, June 11
9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

The Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa, is partnering with the Rock Island Arsenal Museum, the U. S. Army's second oldest museum, to create an exhibit combining pieces from both collections.  During our visit to the Putnam, we'll learn about the early history of the Rock Island Arsenal, the Black Hawk War, Colonel Davenport, Dred Scott, and more, with artifacts from the Putnam collection to help tell the story.  We'll have lunch on the Putnam's newly renovated Theater Balcony, featuring All-American, homestyle cooking.  After lunch, we will view D-DAY (3D): Normandy 1944 on the museum's National Geographic Giant Screen Theater.  The film, narrated by Tom Brokaw, uses a combination of live action and animation to tell the story of this turning point in world history and pays tribute to those who gave their lives to freedom.

$85 - includes museum admissions, presentations, lunch, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation

Linden Hill Farms (Activity Level 2)
Friday, June 12
8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Linden Hill Farms is a fourth-gneration working dairy farm in Peoria County. During our visit, owner Miriam Rosenbohm will discuss the procurement of feed for livestock and explain some of the difficulties facing dairy farmers today.  We'll also have the opportunity to see the milking and feeding process of animals on the farm.

$27 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour fees and shuttle transportation

Please click here to register online for Summer events.


Build a Team for the OLLI Trivia Night Fundraiser
OLLI Trivia Night Fundraiser
Friday, August 28
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
WeaverRidge Golf Club

This summer, pit your wit against other OLLI members at the Trivia Night Fundraiser!

We all have friends who are known for their areas of interest and expertise-- The Movie Buff, The Science Whiz, The Sports Fanatic, The History Teacher-- bring them all to OLLI Trivia Night and build yourself a well-rounded team to ensure your victory!

Or, if you are signing up individually, let us know your area of expertise so we can build a well-rounded team for you!  Call Elly at 309-677-3900.

To register online, please click here.

Seeking Supplies for World of Wonder Summer Camp
Continuing Education's summer camp for gifted students, World of Wonder, is gathering supplies for teachers to use in hands-on learning activities.

If you have any of the following items laying around, please consider donating them to the program:

- shoeboxes with lids
- bubble wrap
- empty, clean soup cans
- old white t-shirts or t-shirt rags
- large buttons
- marbles 
- pennies 
- pretend money
- steel wool
- twine
- paper clips
- brads (metal fasteners)
- clipboards
- 100-piece puzzles 
- old Barbie dolls
- assorted small things that can fit into shoeboxes 

On behalf of World of Wonder, thank you to those who have already generously donated items!  Your help is greatly appreciated.

Leadership Summit at Bradley University
The Bradley University Alumni Association will host a Leadership Summit on campus June 11 - 13, 2015.  

This exciting multi-day event will include keynote and breakout sessions and feature proven leaders across various industries such as finance, education, government, technology, and nonprofit.  All sessions will be designed to allow participants to easily learn and interact with the speakers and from one another.

Participants in this Summit can earn continuing education units (CEUs) and continuing professional education units (CPEs).

For more information, a full schedule of speakers and events, and registration information, please click here.
Taming Technology for Learning and Leisure
Are you interested in developing your skills in using technology to instruct or facilitate OLLI Classes and Study Groups?

This seminar, hosted by the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Lambda State, is open to all educators who would like to empower their methods through the use of relevant technology.

Examples of topics covered include "Online Library Resources," "Exploring the World of Apps for iPad / iPhone," and educational software and websites like "Prezi" (a web-based alternative to PowerPoint). 

Taming Technology for Learning and Leisure
Tuesday, June 23, and Wednesday, June 24
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Please click here for more information, including how to register and a schedule of classes.

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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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