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Monday, April 29, 2013

National Academies of Practice: New Peer Reviewed E-Journal Accepting Submissions

NAP’s E-journal Accepting Submissions Now
Do you have a paper related to interprofessional healthcare? Consider submitting to NAP’s E-journal, The Journal of Interprofessional Healthcare (JIH). More information about the journal is available at the journal website, here.

Apollo Chorus Concert

  Apollo Chorus of Chicago
The Music of Stephen Paulus
Friday, May 3, 7:30pm, 4th Presbyterian Church, Chicago
Sunday, May 5, 3pm, Alice Millar Chapel, Evanston
Click here for tickets
Apollo at Fourth PresbyterianStephen Paulus

Apollo is thrilled to be performing and recording a collection of music by one of today's most recognized American composers.  The concert will include Paulus' dramatic Stabat Mater and belovePilgrim's Hymn as well as his unique arrangements of popular American folk tunes, accompanied by members of the Chicago Chamber Musicians.  Apollo will be recording the May 5 concert at Millar Chapel, to be sold as our second major release!
Apollo is honored to have Mr. Paulus in attendance at both concerts.  Learn more about Stephen Paulus here

Friday, May 3 at 7:30pm
Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 E. Chestnut St at Michigan Ave., Chicago
Click here for tickets.

Sunday, May 5 at 3pm
Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University
1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston
Click here for tickets.
Tickets - $25 in advance, $30 at the door
$10 student tickets available in advance and at the door - ID required

The Apollo Chorus of Chicago is the area's premier volunteer choir and one of the oldest musical groups in the United States.  Its 125-plus auditioned members include men and women of all ages, races, creeds, and occupations brought together by their love of singing. 

Sunday, April 28, 2013


If you love coffee, chocolate and ice cream, do I have a wonderful recipe for you! You might want to  serve this with a bit of bittersweet chocolate syrup and/or cocoa nibs. Use the best quality ice cream you can find and take the time to brew the espresso. Freeze the  balls of ice cream individually so they don't melt as quickly with the addition of the espresso. For each glass use:

  • 1 to 2 shots of brewed espresso (warm or room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla or other flavored ice cream of your choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon chocolate syrup or sprinkling of cocoa nibs
Place ice cream in glass and drizzle with the chocolate syrup or add chocolate nibs if using. Pour espresso over ice cream and serve immediately.

ICO AAO Art Festival

artFirst AAO Art Festival a Huge Success!

Last Thursday's inaugural AAO Art Festival was such a success that it's set to become an annual event, according to organizer Michelle Kwon. Of the dozens of submissions, the following pieces took top honors:

First prize 
"Leonid Afremov Rendition," Christopher Banna, third year

Second prize
"Table Rock Trail, Utah" and "Good evening at the Farm," Kathy Olson, staff

Third prize (tie)
"GuitArt," Dena Shahani, third year and "My RP," Sepideh Omidghaemi, second year

Prize winners received Visa giftcards: $100 for first, $50 for second and $25 to each of the third place recipients. Numerous people won raffle prizes; a special congratulations to third year Erin Sinkoff, who won the grand prize-an iPad!

Be on the lookout for a few works of art from the festival to brighten the walls of ICO and the IEI throughout the next year. View photos from the festival in our Facebook album.

Comments: Congrats to all artists!! DM

Saturday, April 27, 2013

U.S. Rep. L. Tammy Duckworth: Keynote Speaker at ICO Graduation

The honorable U.S. Rep. L. Tammy Duckworth will be the keynote speaker for the 170th ICO Commencement Ceremony to be held at 11:00 a.m., May 18, at Rockefeller Chapel. Duckworth will receive the honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, during the ceremony.

"Not only is Rep. Duckworth a distinguished member of Congress, she is a national hero and an amazing role model for our doctoral candidates," said Dr. Augsburger.

Duckworth is an Iraq War veteran and former Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs. She was one of the first women to fly combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom when she was deployed to Iraq in 2004 as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot for the Illinois Army National Guard. Duckworth lost her legs and partial use of her right arm when her helicopter was hit by an RPG on Nov. 12, 2004. She was wearing polycarbonate lenses under her visor that protected her eyesight and she credits Michelle Jurkovic, OD '93, with saving her vision during the explosion. She was awarded a Purple Heart for her combat injuries.

Following her recovery, Duckworth became Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. In Illinois, she worked to create a tax credit for employers who hired veterans, established the first 24/7 crisis hotline for veterans in the nation, and developed innovative programs to improve veterans' access to housing and health care.

In 2009, President Obama appointed Duckworth to be Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs. At the VA, Duckworth led an initiative to end homelessness among veterans. She was elected to Congress in 2012.

Rockefeller Chapel, the site of the ceremony, is located on the University of Chicago campus at 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Immediately following the ceremony, a reception honoring the Class of 2013 will be held at Ida Noyes Hall, directly east of the chapel.

Comments: I had the pleasure of hearing Tammy speak at a joint Department of Defense/Veteran Affairs Medical Center. She was incredible! ICO is lucky to have her as our speaker for graduation. DM