October 28, 2015

OLLI Winter 2016 Registration Information

Coming soon to a mailbox near you... The OLLI Winter 2016 Brochure!  Please mark your calendar with the following important dates:

Monday, October 26 
Winter brochures hit post office.  Watch your mail this week!

Wednesday, November 4 
9:00 a.m. - Registration Open House at the Michel Student Center.  Come in person and receive personalized customer service from OLLI staff and socialize with friends.
2:00 p.m. - Online registration opens

Thursday, November 5
8:30 a.m. - Call our office if you have questions about your brochure or need one-on-one assistance: 309-677-3900.

Renewable Energy Lecture

Renewable Energy - Advantages, Disadvantages, and Trade-offs
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015
Refreshments: 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Presentation: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Marty Theater, Michel Student Center

Some environmentalists would like everyone to change all our energy consumption to renewable resources, but there are trade-offs between renewable and non-renewable
resources. Every type of renewable energy has advantages and disadvantages that makes one preferable in any given application or geographic area (For example, wind farms are not cost effective in the southeastern United States because of the low winds there). 

Dr. David Loomis, Professor of Economics at Illinois State University, will
outline both the positive and the negative of each type of renewable energy and provide an understanding of the economics of these choices.

This event is free and open to the public.  Parking on campus will be available after 6:00 p.m.

To register online, please click here.

Special Presentation of
Still Alice 

Still Alice
Friday, November 13
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Giant Screen Theatre, Peoria Riverfront Museum

After renowned linguistics professor Alice Howland is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease, she and her family face a harrowing challenge as this terminal degenerative neurological ailment slowly progresses to an inevitable conclusion they all dread.  Along the way, Alice struggles to fight the inner decay, to make the most of her remaining time, and to find the love and peace needed to make living worthwhile. 

OLLI has partnered with 50 Plus News & Views magazine, the Heart of Illinois Senior Care Network, and the Peoria Riverfront Museum to present the film, starring Academy
Award-winning actress Julienne Moore, and a brief forum featuring representatives from Central Illinois Chapter Alzheimer's Association and Adult Day Services IPMR/Senior World.

$5 - includes admission and presentation. Transportation not provided - meet us at the Peoria Riverfront Museum! Free parking is available in the deck accessible from
Water Street.

To register online for this event, please click here.
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You're Invited: The Inaugural Charley Steiner Symposium

The Inaugural Charley Steiner Symposium on Sports Communication
November 9 - 12, 2015
Free and open to the public

Last March, Bradley University named the first sports communication school in the nation after alum Charley Steiner, who is a four-time Emmy Award winner and National Radio Hall of Fame inductee as a play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  

In honor of The Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication, the Slane College of Communication and Fine Arts will host a symposium on sports communication this November.  Among the panelists and presenters are Charley Steiner, Larry King, Dave Snell, Chris Reynolds, and several sports reporters and authors. 

To view a complete schedule of events, please click here.

Bradley Theatre Presents: High Fidelity, The Musical

High Fidelity, The Musical
Hartmann Center, Bradley University
October 29, 30, and 31 - 8:00 p.m.
November 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $18 for adults, $16 for seniors

Based on the popular movie, indie record store owner Rob will do anything to get his girlfriend back - except grow up. His rock-fueled journey of discovery boasts a dazzling array of musical genres: from R&B to punk, hip-hop to country, and classic rock and roll, evoking such artists as U2, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar, The Who, OutKast, Lyle Lovett, Bruce Springsteen, Percy Sledge, Nirvana, and Guns 'n Roses. A smart, hilarious rock and roll musical about life, love, and change.

To purchase tickets, please call 309-677-2650.
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