College of Optometry

College News

APRIL 2018

4/4/18 Wednesday

Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) will be selling Porto’s on the Esplanade in front of the HEC from 12:00pm – 1:00pm. Come enjoy potato balls and cheese rolls as we raise funds for upcoming clinic trips!

4/4/18 Wednesday

WUCO EYExperience monthly free webinar and live CE – “Anterior Uveitis Assessment and Management in the Primary Eye Care Setting”, presented by Dr. Naida Jakirlic, OD, FAAO from 6:00pm – 7:00pm. For more information, please go to www.westernu.edu/optometry/ce or contact Tiffany Witherspoon, Director of Continuing Education, at twitherspoon@westernu.edu or call 909-706-3493. 

4/10/18 – 4/14/18 Tuesday – Saturday

COVD Annual Meeting, Bellevue, WA 

4/11/18 Wednesday

The WesternU, Illinois, and Southern Colleges of Optometry invite you to a Joint Alumni Reception during COVD’s Annual Meeting – 8:30pm -10:00pm in the Maple Room at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. Join your fellow WUCO alumni, students, and faculty, as well as those from the Southern College of Optometry and the Illinois College of Optometry for complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

4/11/18 Wednesday

American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) will be hosting the WUCO Student Bowl 2018. It will be the biggest one yet! Come join the competition that will determine who represents WesternU at the National 2018 Optometry Student Bowl in Denver, CO! Sign Up here.

4/14/18 Saturday

Student Government Association Spring 2018 Banquet

SGA would like to invite you to join us at this year’s Annual EyeBall on Saturday, April 14th. The event begins at 6:00pm at the DoubleTree in Claremont. Each ticket is $50, and will be accepted with cash or check. SGA will be tabling in the 2nd floor alcove on:

Friday, the 3/16 12:00pm – 12:50pm

Wednesday, 3/21 12:00pm – 12:50pm

Friday, 3/23 12:00pm – 12:50pm

Please use the Google form to select your meal preference and table seating. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, March 25, 2018.

4/15/18 Sunday

COA OptoWEST, Sacramento, CA

4/23/18 Monday – 4/28/18 Saturday

Save the Dates for WUCO HOUSE WEEK Click here for details.


5/1/18 Tuesday

WUCO 2018 Honors Day Save the Date.

5/7/18 Monday

OD2019 Event – BSK sponsors an NBEO Part 3 Faculty Panel for all OD 2019. Strategies for a successful NBEO part 3 experience and overview of resources available will be discussed. RSVP HERE.

5/21/18 Monday & 5/22/18 Tuesday

OD2018 Capstone Program 

5/23/18 Wednesday

OD2018 Dinner Dance Celebration, Pomona CA

5/24/18 Thursday

OD2018 Commencement, Pasadena, CA 

6/3/18 Sunday

Glaucoma Symposium CE Event (6 CE credit hours) Speaker: Pinakin Davey, PhD, OD, FAAO. Click here for details. Click here to register.

6/20/18 – 6/24/18 Wednesday – Sunday

Optometry’s Meeting 2018, Denver, CO 

6/22/18 Friday

WesternU Reception at Optometry’s Meeting – 5:00pm – 6:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center Hotel. Register to attend online at https://westernu-aoa2018.eventbrite.com/


Congratulations Dr. Chung!! Dr. Ida Chung will be awarded the President’s Award at the 48th Annual COVD Meeting in Bellevue Washington, April 10-14, 2018.

Save the Date – Annual Preceptors Conference is going to be held on campus on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 starting at 5:30pm with one free COPE approved CE.

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


Please see our Campus Events page for more information. 


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Got News?  Contact Monique Tessier at mtessier@westernu.edu or 909.469.8477.