OLLI News from Bradley University

April 12,2016
Notable OLLI Dates

April 15, 9am:  Cinema Committee Meeting in MSC room 203
May 4, 9am: OLLI Summer 2016 Registration Open House in the Michel Student Center Ballrooms
June 1, 9am: Curriculum Committee Meeting in Michel Students Center Executive Suite
April 16, 6pm:  The Untouchables Silver Screen at Peoria Riverfront Museum; click here to purchase tickets!
May 11 and 18, 9am: Curriculum Committee Meeting in Michel Student Center Executive Suite 

April 21, 2pm:  Study Group Committee Meeting at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

April 19, 4:30pm: OLLI-sponsored Lecture:  Screening Vienna: The City of Dreams in English-Language Cinema and Television in Westlake 116; free

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Silver Screen Saturday: The Untouchables

The Untouchables
Saturday, April 16
7:00 p.m.
Peoria Riverfront Museum Giant Screen Theatre

For this final presentation in the Silver Screen Saturdays series featuring prohibition and gangster films, the Peoria Riverfront Museum will show The Untouchables.  

This event is co-sponsored by OLLI at Bradley, and our own Cinema Committee Chair Carol May will moderate a pre-film discussion.  Don't miss your chance to see this classic on the Giant Screen, featuring Robert De Niro as Al Capone himself.

Click here to purchase your tickets in advance!
Don't Miss These Local Trips - Spaces Still Available

To register for any of these learning trips, click here to utilize our online system, or call Gwen at 309-677-3900.

Wildlife Prairie Park and the Peoria Regional Learning Center (Activity Level 2)
Monday, April 18
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

On this trip, we will learn about the some of the hidden gems at Wildlife Prairie Park.  We'll see how students from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine are progressing in a new program that provides exams for all the park animals.
$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

Komatsu (Activity Level 3)
Tuesday, April 19
8:30 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'll see a large truck frame welded
from start to finish and walk through the assembly line of mining trucks. We will be walking and on our feet for the entire tour; per Komatsu regulations, it is imperative that you meet the activity level requirements.
$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

Menold Construction and Restoration (Activity Level 2)
Tuesday, April 26
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Menold Construction and Restoration is a multifaceted, award-winning restoration contractor serving a large area of Central Illinois. On this trip, participants will tour Menold's state-of-the-art restoration and construction facility in Morton. 
$25 - includes lunch, gratuities, tour, and shuttle transportation

Join this study group and learn about featured women artists like Jaci Willis, a woman sculptor who works in a variety of mediums to produce unique and custom pieces of art.

One local example of Jaci's work can be found on Bradley's campus: a life-size bronze fabrication of Coach A. J. Robertson near the Renaissance Coliseum.

In this group, we'll explore how and why art is thriving in our town and the role of women in that growth.  Four Peoria women artists - Dana Baldwin, Jaci Willis, Cathie Crawford, and Barb Hoffman - will join our discussions over the last four weeks. 

To register online, please click here, or call Bonnie at 309-677-3900.
Cinema Conversations on Gang Violence in Chicago

The Interrupters
Thursdays, May 5, 12 , and 19
2:00 - 400 p.m.
May 5: film viewing at Bradley University's Visitor's Center
May 12 and 19: discussions at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center

During a turbulent and violent period in Chicago, The Interrupters follows the moving and surprising stories of three "Violence Interrupters," who try to protect their neighborhoods from the violence that was a daily part of their lives. The film's main protagonists are Ameena
Matthews, daughter of one of the city's most notorious gang leaders, Cobe Williams, a good-natured young man moving down the wrong path after his father's murder, and Eddie Bocanegra, who is haunted by a murder he committed when he was seventeen. The three Chicagoans work for an innovative organization, CeaseFire, which believes that the spread of violence mimics the spread of infectious diseases, and so the treatment should be similar: go after the most infected and stop the infection at its source. Using their street reputations, the "Violence Interrupters" attempt to intervene in conflicts before they explode into violence. Recommended reading material will include online articles related to gang violence in Chicago. 

Guest speakers will include Judy Huff, former Director of the Human Services Program at Illinois Central College and Facilitator of Poverty Simulation Programs, and a representative from the Peoria Police department's "Don't Shoot" Initiative.

$29 - facilitated by Jennifer Bass, retired teacher, frequent OLLI instructor, and OLLI secretary.

To register for this group online, please click here, or call Gwen at 309-677=3900.

OLLI Co-Sponsored Lecture

Screening Vienna: The City of Dreams in English-Language Cinema and Television
Presented by Dr. Tim Conley, Professor of English
Tuesdays, April 19
4:30 p.m. Lecture, followed by reception
Cullom-Davis Library, Wyckoff Room, Bradley University

Advance registration is not required; parking will be available in the Main Street parking deck or in the Visitor's parking lot.
Hilltop Happenings

Bradley Introduces New University Logo

Bradley University announced last week that it has introducing a new university logo that reflects both the rich tradition of the institution and a modern expression of the university brand.

The previous university wordmark was implemented in the late 1990s. University staff worked to create the new logo system to unite the campus' graphic identity. President Gary Roberts says, "The new logo system is a positive step forward in cohesively branding Bradley. I am pleased and excited about the new look."

The updated logo system will begin to appear across Bradley's electronic presence immediately. Implementation of the logo system in print materials, signage, etc. will occur in various stages to incur minimal cost to the university.

World of Wonder Wants Your Recyclables!

Continuing Education hosts a popular summer camp for gifted and talented students in June and August called World of Wonder, which provides a fun and challenging opportunity for a younger generation of lifelong learners!

Our teachers love to use clean, recyclable materials in their hands-on class projects, including the following:

- paper towel, toilet paper, and wrapping paper rolls
- shoe boxes
- cereal and snack boxes
- plastic containers and lids
- egg cartons
- newspapers and magazines (age-appropriate)

If you are able to collect any of the above materials, we would like to take them off your hands!  Materials can be dropped off at our office, located on the corner of Main and University Streets, Monday - Friday, between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  If you are attending Spring Classes, you may also drop off materials at the registration desk on class days.

Thank you for supporting World of Wonder!

Bradley Community Chorus Concert

Bradley Community Chorus Concert
Sunday, April 17
3:00 p.m.
Dingeldine Music Center

The Bradley Community Chorus will present music for chorus and four-hand piano this Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Dingeldine Music Center (1417 Barker, Peoria).  

Admission is $10 for adults.  This concert is part of the Music Scholarship Series, and all proceeds will go towards scholarships for Bradley music students.  Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 309-677-2650.

April Lectures 

"Drones and the Ethics of Targeted Killing"
Tuesday, April 19
7:00 p.m.
Marty Theatre, Michel Student Center, Bradley University
Free and open to the public

Dr. Kenneth Himes , of the Department of Theology at Boston College, will examine American conduct of warfare in the last decade within the context of long-established theories of Just War.  Click here to view an informational flyer.

"The Psychology of Political Attitudes"
Tuesday, April 26
7:00 p.m.
Neumiller Lecture Hall, Bradley Hall, Bradley University
Free and open to the public

Dr. John Jost of New York University is a renowned psychologist with extensive research in the psychological processes through which individuals construct their social, religious, and political outlooks.

Dinosaurs of the Past, the Present and the Future

Dinosaurs of the Past, the Present, and the Future
Presented by Jack Horner, internationally-known paleontologist
Saturday, April 23
1:00 p.m.
Neumiler Auditorium, Bradley Hall, Bradley University
FREE and open to the public

The Bradley University Center for STEM Education invites the public to this FREE presentation by internationally-known paleontologist, Jack Horner!  Senior adjunct scientist at the Smithsonian Institution and Curator at the Museum of the Rockies, Horner directs the larges dinosaur field research program in the world and has been featured on CBS's 60 Minutes, National Geographic, and The Discovery Channel.  He also served as the technical advisor for Steven Spielberg on all of the Jurassic Park movies and for the FOX television show Terra Nova.

Horner's free presentation at 1:00 p.m. is preceded by morning activities on campus featuring fossil exhibits.  To view a flyer with exhibition details, parking information, and more, please click here.
Super Brain Summit

Introducing the Super Brain Summit: a three day, online video conferencing extravaganza showcasing internationally known experts on the many, diverse wonders of the brain!

The inaugural Super Brain Summit will be on April 28-30, 2016.

Each featured speaker will share a one-hour presentation on a topic of their choosing, which will be streamed live, as well as recorded to be kept online.

This event is a one-of-a-kind chance to learn about current brain research from some of the leading minds in the field. With a variety of speakers and topics, this is an experience that you will not want to miss!

Special OLLI Member rate of $35 per session.  
Registration deadline is Friday, April 22, 2016.  For more information visit www.bradley.edu/superbrainsummit, or to register, click here.  

** There is an opportunity to attend these sessions on-campus at the Peoria NEXT Building, Room A114 on Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29th only.  If you wish to attend on-campus rather than participating from home, please indicate when registering.

For questions, please contact Debbie Devine or Christy Haeffele at 309.677.2820.

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