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PassionateFocus18Passionate Focus: Artists with Vision Loss
ISpyI Spy Around Campus

From the Fitness Center

June Group Fitness is posted on my.ico. There are many different types of classes to choose from during the week. Please join us in the Gym!
Any small equipment requests for the Fitness Center or Gym? Please submit to by the end of the week for consideration.

New Blog Post by the Kattouf Program

Check out the new blog by  Dr. Richard Kattouf titled,  The Practice Owner That Will Not Let Go.
Find these and other practice management resources on the  Kattouf Program for the Advancement of Independent Optometry web page.
BitsPiecesBits and Pieces 

Planning to Attend AOA?

You are cordially invited to the Illinois College of Optometry Alumni & Friends Reception, hosted by ICO President Dr. Arol Augsburger, at Optometry's Meeting in Denver.
  • Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver, Centennial Ballroom A
  • Date: Friday, June 22
  • Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. *Special program honoring Dr. Augsburger at 5:30 p.m.
If you will be attending Optometry's Meeting, this is a great opportunity for you to enjoy a social event specifically for graduates, faculty, students, and friends of ICO. Join us for complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages during this business-casual gathering. We encourage you to invite your colleagues and prospective students to this event, as well.
Additionally, several work-study positions are available to help during the reception. If interested, please e-mail Connie Scavuzzo. Positions will be filled first come, first served.

Hyatt Regency Denver

Applications Open: Beta Sigma Kappa Research Fellowship

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF), in conjunction with Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) International Optometric Honor Society, is accepting applications for the 2018 Beta Sigma Kappa Research Fellowship. The fund is designed to benefit individuals early in their careers whose academic curiosity leads them to seek answers to questions of vision science, clinical practice, or eye related public health. All optometric faculty, residents, and Advanced Practice Fellows at any school or college of optometry, irrespective of membership in BSK, are eligible. One winner will be chosen to receive $4,000. 

Submissions must include a research plan, budget explanation, and letter of endorsement. Click HERE for details. Submissions are due August 1, 2018.
MoversMovers & Shakers 

Pei Chi Chain, OD '18, was awarded the 2018 Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care. This award recognizes outstanding fourth-year student clinicians who have demonstrated excellent overall knowledge of the contact lens field plus skillful, considerate, and professional care. Congratulations, Dr. Chain!
ArrivalsArrivals & Departures

A warm welcome to...
Ivelisse (Ivy) Bautista, Optician/Data Entry-Dispensing at the IEI at Princeton. Her first day will be June 18.
FoodforThoughtFood for Thought

Today's local restaurant recommendation is a 2-for-1 from Dr. Robert Donati. He says:

"Piccolo Sogno is one of the best outdoor dining experiences in the city- tremendous food. The photo is Barbabietole, a beet salad with gorgonzola, citrus, and candied pecans. Great way to start a meal on a Summer evening!

The chef/owner also owns Maillard Tavern which is across the street from Piccolo Sogno and the burgers and shakes are great."

Piccolo Sogno
464 N. Halsted St.

Maillard Tavern
494 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Both locations can be reached via CTA.
Green Line: Morgan
Blue Line: Grand 

Thanks, Dr. Donati! To submit your own "Food for Thought," send a restaurant name, location, and favorite dish to