Centenary Magazine Spring '06

Upcoming Events for Spring 2006

Louisiana Film Festival Returns to Centenary

The 2006 Louisiana Film Festival Student Division, a showcase of films created by K–12 students, will be held on campus March 31 and April 1. A co-presentation of Centenary College, the Robinson Film Center and Louisiana Public Broadcasting, the festival consists of two days of screenings, question-and-answer sessions, filmmaking workshops and more, concluding in an award ceremony honoring the festival winners. For more information, contact Michelle Glaros at 318.869.5264 or email.

Centenary Hosts “Governing Bodies” Gender Studies Conference

Centenary will host the Associated Colleges of the South’s seventh biennial Women’s and Gender Studies Conference the weekend of March 24–25. This year’s conference will focus on how bodies are imbued with various gender and sexual meanings across cultures and time periods, how these meanings are learned and policed, and how they influence individuals, social institutions and the state.

Bestselling author Naomi Wolf will be the keynote speaker, and the Cajun band, the Magnolia Sisters, will entertain at a traditional Louisiana crawfish boil. For more information, contact conference coordinator Dr. Michelle Wolkomir at 318.869.5054 or email.

On Exhibit at Meadows Museum of Art

American Standard: Works by Contemporary North American Artists explores modern issues of standards and expectations in American life. A variety of media will be on display through April 23, including sculpture, painting, photography and printmaking.

Northwest Louisiana Artists’ Triennial Competition will run through May 28. This is a special exhibition featuring regional artists with competition juried by Los Angeles artist Meg Harders and North Carolina artist and gallery director Connie Bostic.
Meg Harders: Landscapes will be exhibited in the upstairs gallery through March 26. Harders, a painter from Los Angeles, explains her artistic method: “I search for views that stir powerful emotions in me—the type of memories that stop your heart.”
For more information, call Meadows Museum at 318.869.5169.

Meadows Museum of Art Hours:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays, noon–4 p.m.
Thursdays, noon–5 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays, 1–4 p.m.
Closed on Mondays & holidays.

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse Gets Creative

A Scratchpad Festival will be held at Marjorie Lyons the week of April 3. Having solicited plays from all over the country, novice playwrights will have the opportunity to win a $1,000 prize and the winner will likely be invited to showcase his or her play during the next MLP season. The festival is directed by Jeff Kallenberg with a panel of judges comprised of Centenary faculty, students and community members. The winner will be announced April 14.

Boy Gets Girl, an all-Centenary student show, written by Rebecca Gilman; directed by Charity Schubert; lighting design by Courtney Gaston; scenic design by Brigitte Bechtel; and stage managed by Vanna Richardson. For more information call the box office at 318.869.5242. Performances: Thursday–Saturday, March 30–April 1 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m.; & Thursday–Saturday, April 6–8 at 8 p.m.

Sundry Melodies at Hurley School of Music

All Hurley School of Music concerts are free and open to the public and are held in the Anderson Auditorium of the Hurley Music Building.

  • Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m.
    Sigma Alpha Iota Lagniappe Concert featuring the talent of Centenary faculty members
  • Sunday, March 26 at 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 4 at 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 6 at 8 p.m.
    Wind Ensemble
  • Monday, April 10 at 8 p.m.
    Hurley Orchestra
  • Friday, April 21 at 6 p.m.
    Kollege Kapers (Marjorie Lyons Playhouse)
  • Saturday, April 22 at 2 p.m.
    Kollege Kapers (Marjorie Lyons Playhouse)
  • Tuesday, April 25 at 8 p.m.
    Camerata, Cantare and Chorale

Center for Theological Studies Offers Course on John Wesley and Methodism in May

The Center for Theological Studies at Centenary College, an ecumenical research and ministry institute designed to enhance theological education in Northwest Louisiana, will offer a 10-day intensive course called “John Wesley and 19th Century Methodism” May 18–30 in conjunction with Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. This course will examine the foundational contribution of John Wesley to the history, doctrine and polity of Methodism. For more information, contact the Rev. Don Meeks at 318.869.5024 or email.

Honors, Research, Commencement in April and May

April and May are full of milestone events at Centenary. Mark your calendars for:
*Thursday, April 20, 5 p.m., Brown Chapel
Honors Convocation, recognizing outstanding students for the year; reception follows.
*Friday, April 21, all day, Mickle Hall and Kilpatrick Auditorium
Students present major research projects.
*Saturday, May 6, 10:30 a.m., Gold Dome
Baccalaureate and commencement with speaker Dr. Norman Francis, president of Xavier University.