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2/5/18 Monday

Optometry Private Practice Business Club (OPPB) will be hosting guest speaker, Dr. Fartash. 5:30pm in HEC Classroom A.

2/9/18 & 2/10/18 Friday and Saturday

COA House of Delegates, San Diego, CA 

2/11/18 Sunday

COA OptoWEST, San Diego, CA

2/15/18 Thursday

3rd Annual WUCO Family Feud Night – Sign up your three-five person team with the link below by Friday, February 9th. Link to participate. Don’t want to be on a team? We are also offering the opportunity to be a member of the audience. Link to be a spectator. 5:30pm in HPC AMP II.

2/19/18 Monday

University Closed in observance of President’s Day.


3/9/18 Friday

Optometry Private Practice Business Club (OPPB) will be hosting guest speaker, Dr. Lee. Date and time TBA. 

3/18/18 Sunday

Studt Practicum

3/25/18 Sunday

Orange County Optometric Society (OCOS) will be hosting an Escape Room event at Mission Escape Room on Sunday, March 25th at 1:30pm. The event is FREE, but space is LIMITED. Place your reservation at OCOS.WUCO@gmail.com

4/10/18 – 4/14/18 Tuesday – Saturday

COVD Annual Meeting, Bellevue, WA 

4/14/18 Saturday

Student Government Association Spring 2018 Banquet

4/15/18 Sunday

COA OptoWEST, Sacramento, CA 

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 

6/20/18 – 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/


Orange County Optometric Society (OCOS) is looking for 4 volunteer students for their bimonthly society meetings to help set up/sign in/tear down on Monday, February 26th, 2018 from 6pm-9pm at Antonello Ristorante, Costa Mesa. Food will be provided. If interested in volunteering please contact kjuntarashine@westernu.edu

Julie Chao (OD 2018) and Bryan Kimura (OD 2018) represented WUCO at the Kaiser Permanente Optometry Symposium on Saturday February 10th.

Dr. Bennett McAllister travelled to St. Louis February 2-4 for the American Optometric Association’s Mid-Year meeting. His committee, Evidence Based Optometry, is currently reviewing the literature to update the Clinical Practice Guidelines in both Glaucoma and Diabetes.

sVOSH will be selling Valentine’s Day candy grams to help spread some love and appreciation this season! Surprise your friends, lovers, or secret crush with a bag of various chocolates and personalized note. 1 for $3 or 2 for $5. Proceeds will go toward travel expenses to Fiji for a mission trip with sVOSH. Please Venmo @ChristineThiem or pay cash to Christine Thiem in order to complete order request. Pre-order here until 2/11 at noon. https://goo.gl/62UVv3

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


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