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Apr 2015

Networking Event of the Year

Hey, students! Are you ready for a jam-packed day of hobnobbing and learning about the vast career possibilities that lie ahead? Then, don’t miss the 18th Annual Practice Opportunities Symposium on Friday, April 10. The event begins at 1 p.m. and is a one-stop event to window shop-till-you-drop the spectrum of career paths and resources: • Interactive small group discussions with alumni and other ODs…

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Mar 2015

Winter 2014 Dean’s List

The following students earned a spot on the dean’s list for the Winter quarter of the 2014-15 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:


Feb 2015

ICO Takes a Bold Step: Pursues Joint Commission Accreditation for Illinois Eye Institute

ICO president Arol Augsburger, OD, announced today that the Illinois College of Optometry is pursuing Joint Commission accreditation for the Illinois Eye Institute: ICO would become the first and only optometry school—making IEI the only provider fully dedicated to eye and vision care in Chicago—to have this notable designation. We have excellent data that supports the high quality of our academic program and this accreditation…

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Feb 2015

Illinois Eye Institute Expands to West Side of Chicago

The Illinois Eye Institute has expanded again – this time to the West Side of Chicago. IEI is now on board with Loretto Hospital, which is located in the Austin neighborhood, to help address an unmet community need by providing eye care. The IEI first started seeing patients on Wednesday, February 11. “Hospital support has been overwhelmingly positive, said Dr. Dominick Opitz. “There is already a…

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Feb 2015

External Calling Disruption Thursday, Feb. 19

On Thursday, Feb. 19, from 5-8 p.m., the institution will be changing phone service providers. During this time the ICO/IEI phone system will be unable to communicate outside of the college for brief periods of time. This maintenance window only affects placing and receiving external calls. All internal calling will remain functional, as well as all computer and network systems.


Feb 2015

Cafeteria Closed Feb. 15-22

The cafeteria will be closed for spring break starting Sunday, Feb. 15. It will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, Feb. 23.


Feb 2015

Planned IS Outage

Due to the planned power outage this Sunday, Feb. 15 (see item below), IS systems and network equipment will be unavailable from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Impacted systems include, but are not limited to: MediaSite; NextGen; Forum; Shared Drives; Library, RC, Eyepod and Computer Training Lab PCs; ICO and IEI employee PCs; all printers; wireless access; internet access; and Cisco phone system. Applications…

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Feb 2015

Scheduled Power Outage

Facilities will be shutting down the IEI’s main power source for maintenance purposes on Sunday, Feb. 15. The RC and Brady Hall will not be affected. All power should be back on by 1 p.m.


Feb 2015

Valentine’s Day Cookies

If you’re searching for something to give someone special for Valentine’s Day, look no further. The cafeteria is offering heart-shaped Otis Spunkmeyer cookies for $5 apiece. Five varieties are available: chocolate chip, double chocolate chip, M&Ms, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin. To order, fill out this form and submit to Christine Gallagher by Thursday, Feb. 12.


Jan 2015

Private Practice Club Event

The Private Practice Club, along with Optometric Insights, is sponsoring an event on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. in room 1201. Presented by Dr. Mile Brujic, “What You Need to Know Now to Achieve Professional Success” is an interactive discussion that highlights the period leading up to graduation. Topics to be covered during this informative presentation include: * Where do I practice? * What type…

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