Greetings friends and colleagues –

It is a pleasure to present the July 2020 edition of the EyeWire. You will no doubt notice several changes including a refreshed format and contributions from a variety of students, faculty and staff. Many additional changes have been incorporated. Throughout the year we are committed to sharing timely stories and information from the college community, our alumni and our friends. So please share your thoughts and ideas.

Like most colleges and universities, in order to keep students on track toward graduation, the spring semester was completed in an on-line format. At this point we are planning to restart in-person instruction, with many operational adjustments intended to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, in the fall semester which begins Monday, August 24th. We look forward to starting fall semester with the addition of Dr. Carl Kramer to the ranks of our full-time faculty. A graduate of Houston College of Optometry, Dr. Kramer completed the UMSL Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses a few years ago. We are also planning to host the rescheduled commencement and hooding ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Saturday, September 5th. Until next time stay safe and be well.

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