Spring 2016 Stress Busters & Extended Hours

Students are encouraged to Spring into Finals and enjoy some stress busters and extended building hours while studying.

Stress Busters

Monday, April 11th
11am to 1pm
Sia's Italian Ice served near the fountain (weather permitting).

Tuesday, April 12th
11am to 1pm (while supplies last)
Gus' Pretzels with condiments in the main lobby.

Wednesday, April 13th
11am to 1pm
Chair massages in the Student Center Mezzanine.

Thursday, April 14th
11am to 1pm (while supplies last)
Fruit cups available in the main lobby.

Extended Building Hours

Student Center & Assessment Center
April 9th through April 22nd
Monday-Saturday: 6:30am - 12am
Sunday: 8am - 12am

Leopard Lounge & Academic Success Center
April 9th through April 22nd
Monday-Friday: 7am - 12am
Saturday & Sunday: 8am - 12am

Learning Resources Center
April 9th: 10am - 8pm
April 10th: 12pm - 8pm
April 15th: 6:30am - 8pm
April 16th & 17th: 10am - 10pm

Logan Graduate Treats Two of Chicago's Top Sports Teams

Dr. Josh Akin is the founder and clinic director of Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Medicine and serves as the team chiropractor for two of the Windy City’s top sports teams: the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs.

One might wonder how he got from Logan’s campus to Soldier Field and Wrigley Field. He credits a few fortunate opportunities that he has been able to build upon since his graduation. 

Dr. Akin grew up as a chiropractic patient. He suffered a hip injury when he was 10 years old and received chiropractic care from his neighbor, Logan alumnus Nick Gatto, DC. After graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University with a degree in chemistry more than a decade later, Dr. Akin was encouraged by Dr. Gatto to attend Logan’s chiropractic program.

At a campus visit prior to enrolling at Logan, Dr. Gatto introduced Dr. Akin to Logan Professor Ralph Filson, DC, who served as a team chiropractor for the St. Louis Cardinals. As a student, Dr. Akin worked with Dr. Filson on a research project in which he was exposed to the application of manual treatment and its effect on athletic performance. This interest would eventually lead him to the world of competitive sports.

After graduating from Logan in December 2006, Dr. Akin worked for three years as an associate doctor before establishing Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Medicine. Today, his practice includes a multidisciplinary clinic and personal training gym in Northfield, Ill., and a performance training center in the West Loop of Chicago.

His work with professional athletes started in 2007. “I was introduced to a long-standing player for the Bears whom I began working with in private clinic,” he explained. “The following year, the player was instrumental in getting me involved with the team.”

For the past eight seasons, Dr. Akin has served as the team chiropractor for the Chicago Bears, treating the players at the team’s facility during the week while attending all games to provide pre-game and sideline care.

He also serves as chiropractor for the Chicago Cubs and has provided treatment during spring training and home games for the past six seasons.

Dr. Akin says there are just a few differences between working with football and baseball players and working with private-clinic patients. While the mechanics of the body are similar, the obvious difference is the size of the pro athlete patients. He says the differentiating experiences, as well as the variety of being on the sidelines at games and in a treatment room at his practice, are what he enjoys the most.

“Private practice tends to be more pain-focused, particularly in the initial phase of treatment, always with the goal of attaining stability and progressing to the performance phase for the athlete,” he said. “With the sports teams, I am able to provide a reactionary level of treatment to any injuries that may occur, and also a global proactive approach of eliminating injuries before they occur.”

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Meeting - April 12th, 2016

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the Midwest Gateway Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting on Tuesday, April 12th from 6pm to 8pm in the Purser Center. 

The topic is Predictive Analytics in Healthcare-Harnessing Your Data to Increase Efficiency and Improve Care and will be presented by Nephi Walton, MD, MS, pediatrician and genetics fellow at Washington University’s School of Medicine.

The event is free, but please RSVP to Dr. Rosemary Walker at Rosemary.Walker@logan.edu if you're planning on attending.

Philosophy Night - April 8th, 2016

Philosophy Night featuring Dr. Frederick Schurger will be held on Friday, April 8th at 5pm in Room 156A.

Learn how a subluxation-based chiropractic practice is an evidence-informed practice.

All are welcome to attend and snacks will be provided.

Congratulations Dr. Kettner!

Drs. Anthony Hamm, Norman Kettner and Clay McDonald.

Congratulations to Dr. Norman Kettner, professor and chair of Logan's department of radiology, for receiving a Presidential Award from the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

Dr. Kettner received the award from Dr. Anthony Hamm, Immediate Past President of the ACA, for his contributions to the chiropractic profession.

Congratulations Dr. Kettner!

Welcome Tamika Johnson to Logan!

Please welcome Tamika Johnson, MEd to Logan! She will serve in the Office of Financial Aid as a Financial Aid Advisor primarily working with Undergraduate and Work Study students.

Tamika comes to Logan from Southwestern Illinois College, where she served as both the Financial Aid and Registration Specialist for over a year. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Marketing and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration Services.

Welcome to Logan!