Parents and Family Weekend

Friday Sept. 22 and Saturday Sept. 23

Family members of current students are invited to join in the weekend’s activities. Check out details at

A Milestone in Ministry: 100 Years at Noel Memorial United Methodist Church

Sunday Sept. 24 through Sunday Oct. 15

Centenary trustee and Methodist minister Dr. Chuck Simmons ’71 will be preaching at Noel Memorial United Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 10:30 a.m. to commemorate the church’s 100-year anniversary. Following the service, church leaders will open the 1911 cornerstone, which contains historical documents and records of significance to the century-old church and the surrounding community.

Dr. Simmons will speak at the first event of a four-Sunday celebration, which will end with Homecoming Sunday on Oct. 15. For a full schedule, visit

Centenary’s ties to Noel Church have remained strong over the last century:
* In September of 1925, when a fire broke out in the Highland neighborhood and gutted Noel’s sanctuary, Centenary offered its facilities while the sanctuary was being rebuilt. During the first service following the fire, 15 new members joined the church, at which time Centenary’s then-president, the Rev. George S. Sexton, stood and said, “…let me be the 16th until this church is rebuilt.”
* Noel’s music minister Dr. A.C. “Cheesy” Voran directed the Centenary College Choir for three decades.
* Centenary’s Brown Chapel was a gift donated by the Brown family, longtime members of Noel Church.

Candlelight Christmas Service

Friday, Dec. 1

The annual Christmas celebration will be held at 6 p.m. in Brown Chapel, featuring Christmas hymns along with music by the Centenary College Choir and various Hurley School of Music ensembles, as well as scripture readings by students and a message from Chaplain Betsy Eaves. A reception and visit by Santa Claus will follow in the Magale Library.

Centenary Day at the Louisiana Boardwalk

Friday, Dec. 8

Get in the holiday spirit at the Louisiana Boardwalk for outlet shopping, dining and entertainment on the Red River. The Boardwalk will be decked out in maroon and white, and Centenary folks will enjoy discounts on food, clothing and more. Special music will be performed by Hurley School of Music ensembles.

Meadows Museum of Art

Aug. 20–Oct. 15
The Art of Haiti from the Collection of Dr. Henry K. Miller of Baton Rouge on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti

Aug. 20–Oct. 22
Louisiana Collects: Paperworks from the Roland-Geist Collection of New Orleans and Cuba Plàstica: Recent Art from Cuba

Oct. 29–June 24
Louisiana Collects: The Spirit of Louisiana

Nov. 12–Jan. 28
Louisiana Collects: Works by M.C. “Five-Cent” Jones from the Collection
of Sam and Jan Wallace of Shreveport

Nov. 12–March 4
Louisiana Collects: The Folk Art Collection of Simone N. Hennessee and the late Rev. Dr. R. L. Hennessee of Shreveport

A complete schedule of exhibitions and events is available at

Centenary Alumni Association

Sept. 12–25 Alumni Trip in Russia: Cruise the Passage of Peter the Great
Sept. 22–24 Alumni Leadership Board Retreat/Parents & Family Weekend
Sept. 28 Shreveport-Bossier Networking Mixer
Sept. 30 Alumni Tailgate Party, Baton Rouge
Sept. 31 Shreveport-Bossier Networking Mixer
Oct. 17 Shreveport-Bossier Lunch Bunch
Oct. 26 Shreveport-Bossier Networking Mixer
Oct. 28 & 29 Rhapsody in View, 65th Anniversary of the Centenary College Choir
Nov. 21 Shreveport-Bossier Lunch Bunch
Nov. 30 Shreveport-Bossier Networking Mixer
Dec. 1 Centenary Candlelight Service & Shreveport-Bossier Holiday Reception
Dec. TBD Holiday Receptions in Baton Rouge, Dallas, Houston, Little Rock and New Orleans
Jan. 25–28 Founders’ Day and Homecoming 2007
Feb. 18 Highland Mardi Gras Parade
Feb. 20 Shreveport-Bossier Lunch Bunch
Feb. 22 Shreveport-Bossier Networking Mixer

As always, events are subject to change. Check
for the most up-to-date calendar.

Hurley School of Music

Oct. 2, 8pm Hurley Orchestra
Oct. 5, 3:30pm Faculty Recital: Horace English, bass-baritone
Oct. 24, 8pm
  • Camerata, $10/ticket
Oct. 28, 7:30pm Centenary College Choir Rhapsody in View, Civic Theatre, $8/ticket
Oct. 29, 2:30pm Centenary College Choir Rhapsody in View, Civic Theatre, $8/ticket
Nov. 14, 8pm Cantare and Chorale
Nov. 16, 7:30pm Centenary Carillons Handbell Ensemble
Dec. 1 & 2 Wideman Piano Competition
Dec. 3, TBA Wideman Piano Competition Finals
Dec. 4, 8pm Hurley Orchestra
Dec. 5, 8pm
  • Messiah Sing-Along with Camerata, Brown Chapel, $10/ticket
Dec. 12, 7:30pm Guest Concert: Shreveport Chamber Singers

Unless otherwise noted, all concerts will be held in Anderson Auditorium in the Hurley Music Building. Most are free and open to the public. As this schedule is subject to change, call the Hurley School of Music office at 318.869.5235 to check dates and times. Concerts waiting to be scheduled are Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Junior and Senior Student Recitals. *Camerata has been invited to sing at Carnegie Hall Feb. 18 and is raising money for the trip through ticket and CD sales.

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse 2006–07 Season

Opening Sept. 21, 2006
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
(in conjunction with FYE), directed by Heather Hooper

Opening Nov. 2, 2006
Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute, an all-student production

Opening March 22, 2007
Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

Fourth show to be a premiere to be announced