OLLI Welcomes Marion Blumenthal Lazan to Campus

In conjunction with the Bradley Alumni Relations Department, OLLI is proud to welcome Marion Blumenthal Lazan, a Holocaust survivor and co-author of Four Perfect Pebbles, back to her alma mater to tell a story of survival.

When:  Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Bradley University Hayden-Clark Alumni Center, Peplow Pavilion
Cost:  FREE, but advance registration requested
Parking:  Main Street parking deck (or white-lined campus spaces after 6 p.m.)
Register:  Click HERE to register online, or call our office at (309) 677-3900

In this moving presentation, Mrs. Lazan will stress the importance of positive thinking, creativity, and inner strength when working to overcome adversity.  She'll also discuss the importance of tolerance and not stereotyping individuals based upon religious belief, race, color, or national origin.

Copies of her book, Four Perfect Pebbles, will be available for purchase, and Mrs. Lazan will sign copies before and after her presentation.

Be ready to be inspired as Mrs. Lazan continues her mission to speak to as many people as possible about her experiences as a Holocaust survivor.


Back to School... Register for OLLI Fall Classes!


OLLI classes will be held on Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, and 25!  Have you registered yet?  OLLI classes offer a great way to go "back to school" and learn about the topics that interest you most from experts in those fields -- without any homework, tests, or tardy slips!

For $95, you can take four classes of your choice, enjoy door-to-door shuttle service and plenty of snacks throughout the day, and join in the camaraderie that is truly unique to OLLI classes.  

Your class fee also includes a complimentary invitation to our Fall Kickoff Luncheon on Wednesday, September 20 , featuring guest speaker Walter Zakahi, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bradley University.

Our instructors this fall include experts and enthusiasts in a wide variety of fields.  For example, you can learn about the Renaissance from emeritus professor of history at Bradley, Dr. Gregory Guzman, in class #10:

Renaissance Europe (9:00 - 10:00 a.m. block)This class will present the Renaissance as part of the transition between the Medieval and Modern Ages in European history.  This period, usually associated with the rebirth of the classical values of the Greek and Roman eras after 1,000 years of medieval emphasis on religion, faith, otherworldliness, and salvation, includes the revival of classical humanism, secularism, rationalism, individualism, and versatility.  We'll also learn about the basic political, economic, social, and philosophical changes that resulted in the rise of a society led by lay intellectuals.  The class instructor is Dr. Gregory G. Guzman, emeritus professor of history at Bradley University.

Click here to view a PDF of our class offerings this fall.  Register today by calling (309) 677-3900 or click here to sign up online!

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If you've ever wanted to own a polo, sweater, or accessory featuring the OLLI logo, here's your chance!

We've opened up an online store with Lands' End, where you can quickly and easily order a variety of apparel and promotional products customized with the OLLI logo.

To visit the store, please click here.  Once you've chosen an item and quantity, select "Apply Logo," and the OLLI logo will appear on your product.  It's that easy!  If you have questions, please call Lands' End at (800) 587-1541.