October 6, 2015


Fall Class Reminders

With OLLI Fall Classes beginning tomorrow, please make note of the following reminders.

Shuttle Service
We make it easy for you to get to your classes with our park-and-ride shuttle service.  You can either park at Shea Stadium and ride a charter bus to and from campus, or park at Westminster Church on Moss Avenue and ride an OLLI shuttle.  

Shuttle service will begin at 7:30 a.m.

OLLI Shuttles will be available throughout the day to take you back to your car if needed, and for transfers between the Student Center and Westlake Hall.

To view a parking map, please click here.

When you arrive on campus, the buses and shuttles will drop you off at the Michel Student Center, where the registration desk will be on the second floor.  Please be sure to stop there on the first day to pick up your name badge, with a copy of your daily schedule on the back.

While you are there, you can also pick up a copy of the day's announcements, which will include helpful information for the day.

We look forward to seeing everyone's eager faces next week!  If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 309-677-2523.

Conversations with Bradley Students during Class Breaks

During OLLI Class breaks this Fall, you may be approached by Bradley University
Communications students who are interested in having a casual conversation.

They are working on developing their skills in communication and audience  understanding by engaging in real-life, one-on-one dialogue.

Thanks for supporting their efforts!
Study Group Committee on Oct. 8 - Updated Time

The Study Group Committee meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, October 8, at 2:00 p.m. has been moved up to 12:00 p.m. on the same day.

The meeting will still be held in Peoria NEXT innovation Center, located at 801 N. Main Street.

If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie at 309-677-2523 or  Thank you for your flexibility!
OLLI Lecture Tonight: Larry Swedroe on Investing

Larry Swedroe on Investing: Strategies to Improve Your Results
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
6:30 p.m. Refreshments, 7:00 p.m. Lecture
Marty Theater, Michel Student Center, Bradley University

Larry Swedroe is the BAM Alliance Advisor Services Director of Research and has spent his time, talent, and energy educating investors about evidence-based investing. Larry was among the first to publish a book that explained the science of investing in layman's terms. Many investors debate whether we should be content with the same returns as the market at large (i.e. "beta") or whether we should work to beat the market (i.e. "alpha").  Larry regularly reviews the findings from numerous academic financial papers, and he has concluded that it is harder and harder to beat the market, for a number of reasons that he will explain in this lecture. Larry's newest book, The Incredible Shrinking Alpha: And What You Can Do to Escape Its Clutches, was co authored with Andrew Berkin and published in January 2015. Cypress Asset Management will distribute copies of this book to people who register and attend this lecture.

To register online for this lecture, please click here.
Get Customized OLLI Gear from Land's End

Attend Fall Classes in style with your own custom OLLI shirt, fleece jacket, and more!
Land's End will embroider the OLLI at Bradley University logo (pictured above) on your order from Land's End Business Outfitters.  Here's how to place your order online:

  • Click here to visit the OLLI at Bradley online Land's End store
  • Select the item you would like embroidered with the OLLI logo
  • Click "Apply Logo(s)" at the bottom of the item page
  • Select the OLLI logo and choose the location you would like it to appear

For questions about your order or for further customization options, call Land's End at 800-587-1541.
Reader's Report

One of our wonderful OLLI volunteers, Greg Peine, has been keeping a running list of books that other OLLI members have suggested as being of interest to other members.  
In this new weekly article, we will spotlight one of these book suggestions in hopes that you will discover new, interesting titles.  

To view the list of books already recommended by OLLI members, please click on the following link: OLLI Reads

If you have a book to add to the list, or if you would like to submit a review to be featured, please contact Greg Peine at

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