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2018 Spring Pop-Up Study Groups -- Register Now!

Study groups offer the opportunity to investigate a topic in depth with like-minded peers. You may work independently outside the group; you may lead the group; or anything in between. Study groups are your connection to studying what you most enjoy with people who share your enthusiasm. 

Sign up today by clicking here to for online registration, or by calling our office at (309) 677-3900!

Will It Play in Peoria - Behind the Camera
Mondays, April 30 - May 21
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Kidder Music, 7728 N. Crestline Drive, Peoria
Minimum 12 participants; register by Monday, April 16

In this group, you'll learn about areas of film making (on a 1940s piece) and then how to apply that knowledge and those skills by being a part of one of the crews during the filming of "Real Prayers Are Said In German" to be shot in the Peoria area.  We'll explore independent vs. studio projects and get an inside look into the business of film making, Learn about the stages of development, (idea or story concept to screenplay), and the duties of production designer, properties, set design, wardrobe, costume, hair and make-up, and art/set decoration.  

$45 - facilitated by Ann Hagemann, creator and producer of "Real Prayers Are Said in German, a live action family film project.  (New facilitator/new group)


Neurocounseling: The Therapeutic Power Behind Neuroscience Findings
Mondays and Tuesdays, May 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29
4:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Westlake Hall Room 306, Bradley University
No minimum; register by Tuesday, May 1

Join Dr. Russell-Chapin and her Bradley University students for this joint graduate school class/OLLI study group on neurocounseling.  New technologies have upended long-held notions of the brain's ability to grow and change and are allowing us to peer into the brain's structure and function.  Mental health counselors are harnessing these discoveries into interventions such as mindfulness, meditation, neurotherapy, and neurofeedback.  These strategies will be demonstrated, discussed, and practiced. This is Bradley course ENC 608 - Brain-Based Counseling Interventions.  Participants are requested to purchase or rent Neurocounseling: Brain-Based Clinical Approaches (ISBN 9781556203640) from the Bradley Bookstore or local and online retailers.

$45 - facilitated by Dr. Lori Russell-Chapin, nationally recognized leader on neurocounseling, and professor, Department of Leadership in Education, Nonprofits, and Counseling at Bradley University. (Returning facilitator/new group)

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OLLI Store at Lands' End

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.