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Sep 2015

New Threads for ICO First Years

On Saturday, August 29, ICO’s Class of 2019 participated in the annual White Coat Ceremony. Faculty presented coats to 174 individuals. These coats symbolize the beginning of students’ optometric education. “It’s symbolic,” said Celina Lewis, ’19. “Just getting our physical jackets, we really feel like we’re crossing the threshold. It’s an exciting time.” This joy was shared by Scott Hacker, ’19. While he did not…

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Sep 2015

Hands-on Learning with Contact Lenses

Last week, third year students participated in a hands-on specialty contact lens fitting workshop as part of the Contact Lens II course, which is coordinated by Dr. Renee Reeder. The event started with an overview of specialty lenses and then moved to ICO’s “Eyepod” for interactive group sessions with Illinois Eye Institute patients, who were given an honorarium for their participation. Each patient wore a…

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Sep 2015

Fun, Sun and Sports at ICOlympics

All four ICO class years took to the RC Field on Saturday, August 22 for ICOlympics. This competition, which takes place every summer, features class representatives facing off in sporting events. Favorite games include Tug-of-War, Water Balloon Toss, Watermelon Eating, Volleyball, the Limbo, and more. Each team showed immense school spirit. Colorful signs and themed t-shirts helped cheer students on. The most physical event by…

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Jul 2015

Accolades for ICO at NOA Conference

Students, staff, and alumni represented ICO this month at the 2015 National Optometric Association Conference. Preston Smith, OD ’15, Rina Sheth, ’17, Chuatong Thao, ’17, Nicole Akpunku, ’18, and Amy Keopraseuth, ’18, all traveled to South Carolina for the event. ICO alumni enthusiastically joined this group for a weekend of learning and accolades. At the conference, ICO’s NOSA Chapter tied for Chapter of the Year. This is an exceptional honor, as…

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Jul 2015

ICO President Arol Augsburger Appointed UABSO Dean Emeritus

ICO President Arol Augsburger, OD, was honored as Dean Emeritus of the University of Alabama School of Optometry. Though Dr. Augsburger has held this title for several months, a formal exchange took place in Seattle during AOA’s 2015 Optometry’s Meeting. Dean Kelly Nichols presented him with a framed resolution from the University of Alabama Board of Trustees. ICO is very proud of its esteemed President. Be sure to congratulate Dr….

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Jun 2015

Drs. Colip, Rosenbloom, and Sicks Honored at 2015 Optometry’s Meeting

Three awards were presented to ICO leaders at the 2015 Optometry’s Meeting: Mark Colip, OD ’92, received the Dr. Jack Bennett Innovation in Optometric Education Award. This honor recognizes “outstanding leadership or one outstanding innovation in optometric education that significantly impacts ASCO as an organization.” Said Dr. Colip, “I am humbled and deeply appreciative to receive this recognition by the ASCO Board of Directors. Dr. Jack Bennett was…

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Jun 2015

Private Practice Club Wins 2015 Preston Cup

The Chicago Blackhawks aren’t the only team that brought a Cup home to Chicago! Congratulations to the ICO Private Practice Club, honored this month with the 2015 Preston Cup. The Student Optometric Leadership Network gives this award to a private practice or practice management organization that goes “above and beyond” in a given year. Members voted after seeing a video presentation on key Private Practice Club events at ICO. The prize was presented in Sacramento,…

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Jun 2015

Spring 2015 Dean’s List

The following students earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the Spring quarter of the 2015-16 school year by achieving a quarterly GPA of 3.5 or better and earning no grade below a B or H (honors) in all patient care courses:


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May 2015

ICO Students Create Eye-Tricking Illusions

The study of optometry is most often used in a clinical setting. However, the inner workings of our eyes, brain, and visual system can affect how we see fine art. Some creative ICO students are building an illusion that tricks the eye. It’s called reverspective. Chido Munjanganja ‘15, Sepideh Omidghaemi ‘15, and twin sister Saeideh Omidghaemi are using reverspective to connect art with science. Reverspective,…

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Apr 2015

Commencement 2015

WHEN: Saturday, May 16, 2015 11 a.m. Guests with tickets can enter the chapel at approximately 10:15 a.m. on a first come basis. At approximately 10:45 a.m., guests without tickets will be allowed seating as it is available. WHERE: Rockefeller Chapel 5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, IL 60637 Commencement Reception A reception honoring the Class of 2015 will be held at Ida Noyes Hall immediately…

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