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Centenary College Announces Convocations for September and October

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Centenary Convocations Committee has announced scheduled convocations for September and October. All are open to the Centenary and Shreveport-Bossier communities. The convocations are:

A Sense of Place with artist Barbara Earl Thomas
Thursday, Sept. 8
11:10 a.m.-noon
Anderson Auditorium, Hurley School of Music
Artist Barbara Earl Thomas will discuss her artistic influences and her exhibit The Big Fish: The Art of Barbara Earl Thomas, which is now on display at Meadows Museum of Art. Ms. Thomas will speak on how one's identity and understanding of the world is shaped by his or her family of origin and the communities to which he or she is connected by birth, choice and other circumstances.

A Living Constitution? with Dr. Rodney Grunes
Thursday, Sept. 15
11:10 a.m.-noon
Marjorie Lyons Playhouse
Chief Justice John Marshall said that the United States Constitution was intended to endure for ages to come. Some contemporary scholars and political leaders argue that the Constitution should be subject to a stricter construction, adhering closely to the wording of the text and the original intent of its framers. As the "supreme law of the land," how the Constitution is interpreted is important to all citizens, for it is the basis of Supreme Court decisions involving every important issue, including privacy, censorship, women's rights, gay marriage and affirmative action.

Shakespeare’s Blackfriars Stage Company Performances
Tuesday, Sept. 20- Saturday, Sept. 24
Kilpatrick Auditorium
Return to the Forbidden Planet - Sept. 20, 22 and 24 at 7 p.m.
Much Ado About Nothing - Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 24 at 1 p.m.
Richard III - Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.
For tickets, call 318-841-7289 or go by Hamilton Hall Room 227. Prices for adults are $15; seniors, $10; and students, $8. All Centenary students receive one complimentary ticket, after which any additional tickets cost $6 each. Centenary faculty and staff receive two complimentary tickets, after which any additional tickets cost $15 each.

Eat to Win Seminar with Shelly Marie, MS, LDN, RD and Kedgy Larson, ACSM/HFI, CIAR/PFT
Thursday, Oct. 6
11:10 a.m.-noon
Kilpatrick Auditorium
People following optimal nutrition practices can prevent mental and physical fatigue. College students often participate in binge eating practices to achieve proper weight. Improper nutrition can lead to poor activity performance, dehydration, eating disorders, amenorrhea and osteoporosis. Learn how to obtain a winning performance in all daily activities through proper nutrition practices. All participants will learn realistic meal planning tips, shopping techniques and easy snack ideas that will have them looking good, feeling great and performing in top form.

For more information about any of these convocations, contact Dr. Lisa Nicoletti, chair of Centenary's Convocations Sub-Committee, at 318-869-5261.


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