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    • 1. fourth general meeting
      23 march 2011
      welcome to theTEXAS PRE-DENTAL SOCIETY
      Before we get started…
      As everyone is aware, Japan is currently in crisis as a result of the recent earthquake and tsunami and the damage to nuclear reactors that followed. Give up your daily coffee this week and send that money to the Red Cross to help those in need.
    • 3. Are you a new member?Come talk to me after the meeting for logistical information
      It’s important!
    • 4. HURRY UP…
      Events are coming to a close!
      • 3 more social events
      • 5. 3 more one-time community service events
      • 6. 1 fundraiser for both social and PR points
      • 7. 1 event for either community service or PR
      • 8. 1 more chance to post fliers for PR points
      • 9. Limitless amounts of social and
      community service events through families!
    • 10. Member of the Week…part one!
      Do something good and you can be the next one.
      Congratulations to
      Ren stood out as a fantastic representative of TPS during Explore UT, encouraging children to participate and learn more about oral health.
      President – Dana
    • 11. Member of the Week…part two!
      Do something good and you can be the next one.
      Congratulations to
      Alan hosted an amazing dance workshop for a TPS Social. A class with Alan typically costs $25, so what he did for us would earn him a large amount of cash on any other occasion. Thanks Alan!
      President – Dana
    • 12. Upcoming Events
      Not for points, but still worth your time.
      • McCraw Lecture Series: Dr. Guy Parcel, UT Public Health
      This FRIDAY 3/25, 12-1pm in BEL 328
      “Intervention Mapping: Theory and Evidence-based Planning for Health Promotion Programs”
      • Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations Conference
      Next Wednesday 3/30, 8am-4:30pm in Etter-Harbin Alumni Center
      “Health Promotion: Upstream Approaches to Advancing Health in Underserved Populations”
      • Marquette College of Dentistry Science Enrichment Program
      Application Deadline: Next Friday 4/1
      Find the link to the application on our calendar
      • Baylor IMPRESSIONS Program
      Application Deadline: Friday 4/15
      Find the application on our website
      President – Dana
    • 13. ?
      Interested in going on a dental mission trip to Jamaica this May?
      Email Taylor Robison ( to learn about the trip she’s taking with “For World Wide Smiles!”
      Links and forms will also be in tonight’s mailout.
    • 14. Families
      Have a support system to help you through the semester.
      • Another family event must be hosted between now and the next meeting (4/6)
      • 15. Participation is highly encouraged! Attendance will be taken and you can easily rack up a lot of social or community service points.
      Vice President – Ram
    • 16. Dental School Trips
      Take a tour of what might be your future home.
      • Signups for the trip to UTHSCSA are now closed.
      • 17. We are visiting Houston Dental Branch on Friday 4/8
      • 18. We can bring 15- 20 people who will be chosen based on a combination of seniority, commitment to TPS, if you went in the past, and ability to drive others.
      Vice President – Ram
    • 19. Dues
      You get what you pay for.
      Dues will be $40 for the semester. This includes:
      • A sweet tee shirt
      • 20. Access to our shadowing program
      • 21. Admission to all socials
      • 22. The year-end banquet
      Dues should be paid already!
      Talk to me after the meeting if you haven’t paid yet.
      (if you paid full-year dues last semester you don’t need to pay again)
      Treasurer – Jason
    • 23. Fundraising
      Help us help you.
      • Juicytart Yogurtis helping us out!
      • 24. Mon 3/7 to Tues 4/5, 11am-2am each day
      • 25. Juicytart is located on 24th and San Antonio next to Starbucks in West Campus
      • 26. And obviously, mention TPS
      • 27. You can still sign up for a myEdu account to give us $1
      • 28.
      • 29. We’ve been stuck at $13 for over a month…
      Treasurer – Jason
    • 30. Senior Scrubs
      Get some free swag.
      • If you are a senior graduating this May or December, you are eligible for a free pair of scrubs!
      • 31. Use the form online to specify what size you want. It is located under the “Other” section of signups.
      • 32. Only those who have signed up to get scrubs will receive them. They will be handed out at the banquet.
      • 33. The deadline to sign up is next Friday 4/1, no exceptions.
      Secretary – Heena
    • 34. Upcoming Socials
      Get to know the person sitting next to you.
      • Get ready to play CAPTURE THE FLAG!
      • 35. Saturday 3/26 from 12-1pm in front of the Tower
      • 36. Wear sneakers
      • 37. Instead of tagging, we’ll use water balloons, so be prepared to get soaked!
      • 38. Signups will close TOMORROW 3/24
      Social – Angela
    • 39. Upcoming Socials
      Get to know the person sitting next to you.
      • Help us by going to JUICYTART!
      • 40. Sunday 4/3, 1-6pm
      • 41. Sign in with an officer and receive a half social point
      • 42. No sign up necessary
      Social – Angela
    • 43. Upcoming Socials
      Get to know the person sitting next to you.
      • It’s time for BOOGER WARS!
      • 44. It’s like dodgeball…
      but with fake snot
      • Thursday 4/7 6-7pm
      • 45. AHG 135
      • 46. Signups close Monday 4/4
      Social – Angela
    • 47. Upcoming Socials
      Get to know the person sitting next to you.
      • The end of the year BANQUETis coming up!
      • 48. Counts as a meeting AND social point
      • 49. Friday 4/15, 5-7pm at Cantino Laredo
      • 50. RSVP online by NEXT MEETING
      • 51. You can bring a date but you will be responsible for paying for them ($25/date)
      • 52. Ifyou apply for a scholarship, you must be present at the banquet to receive it
      Social – Angela
    • 53. Upcoming One-Time Events
      Donate your time to help someone else.
      • Educate kids at Forty Acres Fest and get them excited about oral health!
      • 54. Saturday 4/2 from 10am-4pm
      • 55. There will be three shifts, two hours each
      • 56. Sign-ups will be first-come, first-serve
      • 57. Limit of six people per shift
      Community Service – Bridget
    • 58. Upcoming One-Time Events
      Donate your time to help someone else.
      • Come to Dallas for Texas Mission of Mercy and help at this day of dental service!
      • 59. Saturday 4/16, all day long
      • 60. Once you are signed up, Bridget will send you the link to TMOM’s separate registration
      • 61. We will need drivers!
      • 62. Only sign up if you are absolutely sure you can attend
      Community Service – Bridget
    • 63. Reminders about Upcoming Events
      Don’t forget to show up.
      • Zilker Garden Festival is this Saturday 9am-5pm
      • 64. Rides will be coordinated
      • 65. Girls in STEMworkshops are this Saturday! Look for an email from Bridget about rehearsal time
      • 66. Arrive by 10:30am in business casual attire
      The signups for these events are closed.
      Community Service – Bridget
    • 67. Fundraiser Fliers
      Help promote our moneymakers.
      • Grab a bundle of 30 fliers from Dana after the meeting. Hand them all out, email Sierra telling her you did so, and get a point!
      • 68. You can sign out a max of 2 packets, but not until everyone who wants one gets one
      • 69. Want to hand out fliers but can’t get them today? Email Sierra.
      • 70. Distribution should occur in the West Mall, in your classes…anywhere people will take one!
      • 71. You CANNOT just put fliers on tables somewhere. They must be handed to a PERSON.
      Public Relations – Sierra
    • 72. Meeting Fliers
      Help promote our last meeting.
      • Contact Sierra if you would like to post fliers advertising our next meeting for 1 PR point
      • 73. This is the last easy PR point!
      Public Relations – Sierra
    • 74. New Website Updates
      We’re always keeping it current.
      • Can’t find something on the website? It’s probably under “Member’s Area” or “Signups”
      • 75. If all else fails, email Terry and he’ll tell you where to find what you’re looking for!
      • 76. Check out our updated “Latest News” for some great summer opportunities and the “Alumni Spotlight” to hear from Dr. NazimShahi!
      Webmaster – Terry
    • 77. ACADEMICS
      DAT reviews will take place on Thursdays from 7-8 during non-meeting weeks
      Review 1: Biology, 2/24
      Review 2: GenChem, 3/10
      Review 3: Ochem, 3/31 in JES A203A
      Review 4: PAT, 4/14
      Review 5: Math/Reading, 4/21
      You must bring your own study materials and have questions ready
    • 78. now let’s hear fromDR. DILLENBERGDean of Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health&MR. KOENECKEDirector of Admissions at ASDOH
    • 79. CONTACT US
      Feel free to reach out to any of us at any time:
      • Dana:
      • 80. Ram:
      • 81. Heena:
      • 82. Jason:
      • 83. Angela:
      • 84. Bridget:
      • 85. Sierra:
      • 86. Terry:
      And find us online:
      • 87.
      • 88. search “texas pre-dental society” on facebook
      • 89. join the listserv
      • remember to sign in
      • 90. pay your dues and get a receipt/shirt
      • 91. sign up for events online
      • 92. or sign up on a laptop right now!
      Next meeting: 4/6, Dental Panel in NHB 1.720