October 13, 2015

OLLI Class Room Changes

Please make note of the following room changes for OLLI Classes for October 14, 21, and 28:

Introductory Meditation for Spiritual Awareness
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Former location: Westlake 014
New location: Westlake 326

Peoria Vibrant Arts - Where the Arts are Happening
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Former location: Westlake 214
New location: Michel Student Center Ballroom C

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Bonnie at 309-677-2523.

Thank you for your cooperation!
Don't Miss the Fifth Annual OLLI Spelling Bee!

Fifth Annual OLLI Spelling Bee
Monday, November 2
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Childer's Banquet Hall, 3113 N Dries Lane, Peoria

It's almost that time of year-- to join your friends for brunch and cocktails at the friendly OLLI Spelling Bee!  

We listened to your suggestions from last year's event to ensure that this year's Bee will be even better!

Even if you were never fond of spelling bees in school, you're sure to have a great time with your OLLI friends and cocktails while you cheer on the spellers.  And for those who participate, you could walk away a champion with one of three fabulous trophies!

     Brunch Menu:
  • Shrimp cocktail, fruit, hash browns, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy, scrambled eggs, pastries, coffee, orange juice
  • Bloody Mary or Mimosa 

$29 - includes brunch, plus a Bloody Mary or Mimosa.  Transportation not provided - meet us there!

To register online for the OLLI Spelling Bee, please click here.

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!
Video: Demonization of Cholesterol

OLLI Class instructor Dr. Roger Perkins has taught us in past classes about cholesterol and health.  He would like to share the research with more OLLI members through a video that summarizes his class content.

The following video features Dr. David Diamond, professor of Psychology and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida, as he discusses the true, research-based relationship between cholesterol, saturated fats, and heart disease.  

Please click on the image below to view the video.

David Diamond- Demonization and Deception in Cholesterol Research
David Diamond- Demonization and Deception in Cholesterol Research

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

Uncovered: Why More Women are Shedding the Hijab 

The Peoria Area World Affairs Council presents "Uncovered: Why More Women are Shedding the Hijab in Egypt."

Thursday, October 15
Presentation: 7:00 p.m. - $10.00 for PAWAC members; $15.00 for public
EastPort Banquet and Meeting Center - 703 Mariners Way, East Peoria

This special presentation will feature Dina Meshrif as she shares her personal experience of life as a university student in Egypt during and after the movement that forced President Hosni Mubarak from power.  She will share her reasons for shedding her hijab, a head covering worn by women in some Muslim societies, after wearing it for more than a decade.

Advance notice of attendance is appreciated via  For more information, please visit the Peoria Area World Affairs Council website at or by calling 309- 677-2454.

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