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.

Here, members can discuss what they learned, what they enjoyed, and offer suggestions to enhance future program offerings.

Take a look at the photos we're taking, and the discussions we're having as OLLI members.

Whether we're in class, in town, or out of town ... we're on the go, having fun, and constantly learning.


We look forward to reading your comments!

While you're online, be sure to visit our website www.bradley.edu/continue/olli to register for our programs.

Don't forget -- OLLI has its own YouTube Channel, where you can see video clips of Learning Trips, Classes, and Study Groups!

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Wildflower Walk - September 6, 2013

OLLI enjoyed a beautiful Friday afternoon exploring the tallgrass prairie at Forest Park Nature Center, a unique 540-acre nature preserve that features seven miles of hiking trails through forested woodlands and prairie openings.

On this trip we had our own naturalist who guided our hike and pointed out the wide variety species in various stages. We saw evidence of the spring floods as we hiked through the gorgeous forested bluffs of the Illinois River.

After our hike we enjoyed a delicious picnic lunch catered by Cracked Pepper. OLLI thanks the staff at Forest Park Nature Center for such a great day!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Art Institute of Chicago - August, 2013

OLLI had their first regional trip of the Fall 2013 season with a charter coach to the Art Institute of Chicago.

Jean Gronewold, a painter, teacher and frequent OLLI instructor joined us for the day. She gave us a preview of what to look for in the special exhibit "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity" as well as the "Tomoaki Suzuki Sculptures."

OLLI members began their day at the museum with a keynote lecture where they learned even more about the feature exhibit "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity". They spent the rest of the day on their own enjoying informal gallery talks, self-guided audio tours, as well as artist demonstrations and other mini-lectures.

OLLI spent a wonderful day admiring the collection of the second largest art museum in the the United States. OLLI would like to thank Jean Gronewold for joining us and sharing her expertise.

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