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Renew your CPR certification: The next health care CPR courses will be offered on:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 6 at 9 a.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m.

Please call Gracie Perez, clinic manager in clinical affairs, at Ext. 8388 or stop by Room 101E to register.

Staff Forum election under way

Online voting for the 2011 secretary of the TAMHSC-Baylor College of Dentistry Staff Forum takes place Nov. 25 through Dec. 15. The election outcome will be announced via e-mail prior to the holiday break.

Only the secretary position is open; the remaining 2010 officers ascend to their new positions on Jan. 1. For more information, contact Liz Lester, assistant director of student aid and outgoing Staff Forum president, at Ext. 8236 or by email at llester@tamhsc.edu.

Charity toy driveGive to Charity: Toy and clothing drives end Dec. 3; food drive ends Dec. 10

Toy Drive: Join TAMHSC-BCD in fulfilling wishes for the kids at Community Partners of Dallas. Cards are posted on the door of the Office of Communications and Institutional Advancement, Room 522.

Fulfilling a wish is as easy as 1, 2, 3 … 4. (Don’t forget the 4!) Here’s how to help:

  1. 1.     Pick a card or two.
  2. 2.     Sign the sheet and leave your phone number.
  3. 3.     Go shopping.
  4. 4.     Bring the gift back unwrapped with the card firmly attached by Dec. 3.

“Community Partners of Dallas is a great local charity that restores dignity and hope to the abused and neglected children in our community 365 days a year, 24 hours a day,” says Lori Dees, administrative coordinator. “Most of the wish cards we have are in the $10 to $20 range.”

“Community Partners of Dallas is a great local charity that restores dignity and hope to the abused and neglected children in our community 365 days a year, 24 hours a day,” says Lori Dees, administrative coordinator. “Most of the wish cards we have are in the $10 to $20 range.”

For more information, see Dees in Room 522 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. or call her at Ext. 8471.

Clothing Drive: The TAMHSC-BCD Student Chapter of the Texas Association of Women Dentists seeks gently used clothing for men, women and children of all ages. Items collected are donated to the Genesis Women’s Shelter, which helps women and children who have left abusive situations.

The drive is organized by Sarah Percy (D3) and Shawn Smith (D3), the chapter’s community service co-chairs. Take your donations to Moira Allen, director of student affairs, in Room 503E by Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.

Food Drive: The Student National Dental Association and Psi Omega are collecting food donations for the East Dallas Food Bank through Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. They request non-perishable food items and canned goods, especially pop-top can items. Donations may be dropped off in the food-drive box located in the dental school atrium or in the Office of Student Affairs, Room 503. Take this opportunity to help fight hunger right in our surrounding community.

The Dean’s Holiday Coffee Break is set for Dec. 16. Faculty, staff and students are invited to gather for holiday goodies from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the sixth floor lobby. Specialty coffees for the event are sponsored by It’s A Grind Coffee House in Deep Ellum, located by the Baylor University Medical Center DART rail station. This coffee house is operated by the Demeter Project, an organization which strives to reinvent the American workplace. Emphasizing the use of applied ethics, the Demeter Project is committed to making words like “living wage” and “respect” key concepts for the average workplace.

Save the date! Staff Development Day is Jan. 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Staff Forum, the event includes a complimentary lunch for those who RSVP. Watch for the December edition of the Baylor Dental Record Online for topics and registration information.

The Baylor College of Dentistry Alumni Association will host its 2011 Homecoming Reception during the Southwest Dental Conference on Jan. 14. The event is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Adolphus Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. Business casual attire is recommended and a cash bar will be available.

The association will honor Dr. Frank L. Higginbottom ’71, its 2010 Distinguished Alumnus, during the reception. It also offers congratulations on the special anniversaries of alumni from 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006. For more information, contact the association at www.bcdalumni.com.


  • Dr. Norman Lee Biggs passed away Oct. 17 in Livingston, Texas, after a brief illness.  He was employed by the dental school from 1960 through December 1982, serving as chair of the Department of Anatomy for 20 years. Biggs took pride in educating students. In 1970, he received the Minnie Piper Stevens Award for excellence in teaching.
  • Sympathy is extended to the family of Laney Hale, who passed away Oct. 22. She is the wife of Dr. David Hale, assistant professor in pediatric dentistry. Funeral services were held Oct. 26 at the Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas.
  • Bill Kling, father-in-law of Janet Kling, executive assistant in the Office of the Dean, died Nov. 13.  A memorial service celebrating his life was held Nov. 16 at First Baptist Church in College Station, Texas. Sympathy is extended to the Kling family during their loss.
  • Condolences are extended to the family of Dr. Martin Wagner, who passed away Sept. 30. Wagner, who held the honor of professor emeritus, was employed in biomedical sciences from 1958 until his retirement in 1992. A memorial service was held Oct. 5 at First Presbyterian Church in Athens, Texas.