Saturday, August 16, 2008

“Losing Your Bite?” to Debut August 18

One of Clayton State University’s most notable service learning programs is making its video debut on Monday, Aug. 18.

The 13-minute long documentary DVD produced by Clayton State graduate Christian Bowen, entitled “Losing Your Bite?” features the Clayton State Department of Dental Hygiene’s 2008 Service Learning Program. Funded by a sub-grant from the Morehouse School of Medicine in partnership with the Clayton State University Department of Dental Hygiene to recognize and promote student involvement and participation in community service and health care activities, the 2008 Serve and Learn programs focused on children’s oral health, and the oral health of the homeless. The Morehouse grant is from the Corporation of National and Community Service in Washington, D.C.

“Losing Your Bite?” stars Clayton State senior Dental Hygiene students (and now graduates) Jakia Poythress (Atlanta), Melka Argaw (Clarkston), Clara Gandolfi (McDonough), Noella Eugene (McDonough), and Raschelle Porter (Jonesboro), and details their efforts and experiences with the Central Presbyterian Outreach and Advocacy Center, 201 S. Washington Street, Atlanta, working with the homeless men, women and children who come to the Outreach Center for assistance. Also providing commentary are Dr. Rodger Bates, dean of the Clayton State College of Professional Studies, Dr. Susan Duley, head of the Clayton State Department of Dental Hygiene, and the Service Learning Program’s clients. The first public showing of the documentary will be at the Department of Dental Hygiene’s “White Coat” ceremony which will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center on Aug. 18.

Special individual media showings of “Losing Your Bite?” along with interviews with the five Clayton State graduates, Bates and Duley, are available upon request from the Clayton State Office of University Relations.

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
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