College of Optometry

College News

March 2017

3/2/17 Thursday

The Los Angeles County Optometric Society (LACOS) will host their next board meeting on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:00pm at A Food Affair in Los Angeles.  Students who are interested in attending should RSVP at their earliest convenience by sending an email to the LACOS liaison Jennifer Aslam at jaslam@westernu.edu.                                      

3/9/17 Thursday

The San Fernando Valley Optometric Society (SFVOS) will be holding their next board meeting on Thursday March 9, 2017 at 7:00pm in the city of Encino. Enjoy a free dinner and network with local optometrists. Students who are interested in attending may RSVP by sending an email to SFVOS liaison Kimberly Castillo at kcastillo@westernu.edu.  You will receive an email confirmation including the address.

3/16/17 Thursday

Fellowship of Christian Optometrists (FCO) Club is happy to provide a bible study opportunity to strengthen, support and build community through faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ. Who? open to anyone who is interested! What? Scripture reading, discussion, prayer and fellowship. When? Every Thursday during lunch at 12:00pm Where? HEC Study Room #1102  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to the club at: fcoclub@westernu.edu



4/8/17 Saturday

Community Vision Screening Event – Family Vision & Health Clinic in Claremont, Dr. Remick will be supervising. Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm Location: TBA (Claremont)  Sign up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fbTHrdls2O-bXIGnavjOJ8vVuyBTd4mp8FiT2af5WUs/edit#gid=0

4/15/17 Saturday

WUCO Softball Tournament at Big League Dreams in Chino Hills. 

4/29/17 Saturday

Save the Date – Annual WUCO Banquet at the Hilton DoubleTree in Claremont! Theme: MasquEYErade Ball!   Early bird pricing is available . Prices will increase after March 1, 2017.  For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/421212514890371/  Official form to sign up for banquet: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfY0Sg2-Z9lGHDK9CURtUVuggsn2DztZ5UNdNsF74W-0TFvPA/viewform

5/9/17 Tuesday

Save the Date – Honors Day 2017 – 4:00pm in HEC Lecture Hall I.  Click here for flier. 

5/15/17 Monday

2017 Capstone & Faculty Evening Reception with the Class of 2017

5/16/17 Tuesday

Dinner Dance for the Class of 2017 – Pomona, CA

5/18/17 Thursday

2017 Commencement – Pasadena, CA

6/23/17 Friday

WesternU Reception at Optometry’s Meeting – Join WesternU alumni, students, faculty, staff, and their guests at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC for a complimentary reception on Friday, June 23, 2017.  5:00pm – 6:30pm during the Optometry’s Meeting 2017. Come enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a hosted bar! RSVP online at https://westernu-aoa2017.eventbrite.com.

6/24/17 Saturday 

Save the Date – HACKATHON III during Optometry’s Meeting 2017 in Washington, DC.  Click here for details. 


Dr. Tassinari will be a guest on the community cable TV show Casa Martínez-Música y más. The topics will be children’s vision and community involvement.  Casa Martínez-Música y más will be recorded at Pasadena Media Studios and will be aired on the Arroyo Channel (Charter Channel 3, ATT Uverse 99 Pasadena) on Tuesday, 3/21/17 at 7:00 am and 7:00 p.m. You can watch Casa Martínez channel live stream via: www.ArroyoChannel.tv  Host and producer, Roberta H. Martinez shares, “The show’s mission is to present the diversity that exists within Latino Culture, to explore connections that exist with other cultures, to address the influence of the arts, the complexity of identity, and to highlight cultural topics”.

Continuing Education Online Courses – for a list of 1 and 2 hour courses please click here.


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