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  AUGUST 2014

8/4/14 – 8/8/14 Monday – Friday

Orientation Week – WELCOME OD2018!!

8/9/14 Saturday

OD2018 Convocation & White Coat Ceremonies – Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center, Pomona, CA 

8/11/14 Monday

Fall 2014 Classes Begin – Welcome back to all of our returning students & welcome to the WUCO family OD2018.  Here’s to a great year!!

8/20/14 Wednesday

University Club Day – Learn about and support WesternU Clubs.  Bring your appetite and lunch money.  11:30am – 1:15pm on the HEC Esplanade.

8/23/14 Saturday

Vision Screening – Heart Church Ministries and the Inland Empire Optometric Association are hosting a vision screening and are in need of 10 student volunteers.  Location: 655 N Mills Ave, Pomona, CA from 8:00am – 2:00pm.  Please email Dr. Remick-Waltman at kremick@westernu.edu if you are interested in volunteering. 

Vision Screening – Simons Middle School is hosting the annual Hand-to-Hand Community Event.  WUCO is performing vision screenings with Dr. Kristi Jensen supervising.  They are in need of 8 student volunteers.  Location: 900 E Franklin Ave, Pomona, CA 91766.  Please email Dr. Remick-Waltman at kremick@westernu.edu if you are interested in volunteering.

8/24/14 Sunday

Vision Screening – Victory Outreach Church Back-to-School Vision Screening taking place from 1pm – 5pm at Victory Outreach Chino, 11436 Central Ave, Chino, CA 91710.  Supervising OD: Dr. Kristy Remick-Waltman.  Click here to sign up.

8/26/14 Tuesday

Faculty and Staff Presentation - Drs. Elizabeth Hoppe and Valerie Wren will lead a presentation focusing on Public Health Perspectives for TBI Care.  12:00pm – 2:00pm in HSC Compatriots Hall.

8/26/14 Tuesday & 8/27/14 Wednesday

Dr. Valerie Wren will be providing a two part hands-on workshop to the Occupational Therapy Department at the Casa Colina Centers of Rehabilitation.  This interprofessional initiative will provide education and tools for therapists to identify patients, both inpatients and outpatients, who may need a Neuro-Optometry or Vision Rehabilitation referral. Dr. Eric Ikeda, Dr. Linda Pang and Dr. Valerie Wren comprise the team of Optometric consultants at Casa Colina.


We are proud to announce that the College of Optometry’s very own, Dr. Frank Spors, received the WesternU Distinguished Teacher Award at the 2014 Convocation Ceremony.  The award honors excellence in teaching, contribution to the educational mission of the university, demonstrated concern for students and their learning and a commitment to high standards of professional life by a faculty member.  Congratulations Dr. Spors!

Our Founding Dean, Dr. Elizabeth Hoppe, featured on WomenInOptometry.com – Pathways to Practice video series.  Click here to view the video. 

The American Council of the Blind held their 53rd Annual National Conference & Convention annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada July 10-19 where Dr. Bennett McAllister presented to the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International on recent developments in treatments for people with vision impairments. The emphasis was on functional improvement in Activities of Daily Living (ADL) as well as future trends in rehabilitation such as technology and autonomous (driverless) cars.


Please see our Campus Events page for more information. 


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