Celebrating 20 Years!

Celebrating 20 Years!

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Bradley University (OLLI) is a group of more than 1,000 individuals, age 50 and over, who learn together through three distinct programs: OLLI Classes, OLLI Learning Trips, and OLLI Study Groups.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Happy OLLIdays Spelling Bee Brunch -- December 7, 2011

More than two dozen OLLI members were in attendance to participate in and cheer on spellers at our inaugural spelling bee brunch at Kickapoo Creek Winery.

After enjoying a brunch with mimosas and bloody marys, the spellers competed for over an hour, tackling words such as leviathan, orthographize, lugubrious, aborigine, and elucidate.

Mary Barthel spelled stalactite correctly to win the championship. Joanne Haupt was runner-up, and Pam Anderson was the third place winner (50 years to the day after winning her ninth grade spelling bee!)

OLLI thanks all of the participants and spectators for making this first-ever event a success. Happy holidays to everyone!


  1. This was so much fun and a great way to start the holiday season. All the spellers were great sports and had fun with our first Bee.

  2. Congratulations to all the brave "OOLI" spellers! Too funny!!


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