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  • Students Experience Hands-On Optometry Labs, Lessons in the Annual SEE Program

    June 21, 2023

    Midwestern University held its fifth annual Summer Eye Experience (SEE) program offered by the Chicago College of Optometry (CCO). During the course of the program, students gained exposure to the Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree, learned about an optometry career via workshops, prepared for admission with their application portfolio, experienced laboratories to learn optometric skills, and viewed a day in the life of an optometry student. There were 28 participants in this year’s SEE event from nine states including Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. In order to qualify for the SEE program, potential participants must be students pursuing an undergraduate degree or a recent graduate. Students in their junior and senior years are given first consideration to join the program.

    Downers Grove, IL
  • Inspiring Journey of CDMI Alum Highlights Resilience, Contributions of Immigrants

    June 12, 2023

    We recently caught up with José Vargas, D.M.D., a graduate of Midwestern University's College of Dental Medicine-Illinois (CDMI). His inspiring story of triumph over adversity gained widespread attention when his social media post went viral following his graduation in 2022. As a young immigrant, Dr. Vargas worked picking vegetables on farms in Georgia and despite many challenges was able to pursue higher education, studied at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, and then graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University.

    Downers Grove, IL
  • Groovin in the Grove Race Tradition Continues at Midwestern University

    June 07, 2023

    The annual Groovin in the Grove 5K Run & Walk at Midwestern University was held May 6, 2023, on the Downers Grove campus, and raised $3,000 for Sharing Connections, a nonprofit organization that assists local people in need with furniture and other household items.

    Downers Grove, IL
  • Speech-Language Pathology Student Chapter Honored for Exceptional Contributions

    May 26, 2023

    The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) has recognized the student NSSLHA Chapter on the Downers Grove Campus for its outstanding achievements in the 2022-23 academic year. The student organization has been awarded Gold Chapter Honors for its exceptional performance in member recruitment and engagement, community outreach and service, legislative advocacy, and fundraising.

    Downers Grove, IL
  • Midwestern University Graduate Nursing Programs Receive Notice of Accreditation

    May 25, 2023

    Kathleen H. Goeppinger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwestern University, is pleased to announce that the College of Health Sciences, Glendale Campus, has received notification of full accreditation for its Graduate Nursing Programs from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

    Midwestern University
  • Midwestern University Named One of Arizona's Healthiest Employers

    May 16, 2023

    The Phoenix Business Journal has ranked Midwestern University’s Glendale Campus fourth on its annual list of Healthiest Employers (Larger Employers) in the state of Arizona in recognition of the University’s comprehensive employee health initiatives. The Journal evaluates companies based on six categories of criteria, including culture, strategic planning, and leadership.

    Glendale, AZ

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