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A Newsletter for Faculty, Staff and Friends of Centenary College of Louisiana
Volume 3, Number 5
Sept. 20, 2006


CAMERATA RECEIVES EXCLUSIVE INVITATION TO SING AT CARNEGIE HALL in February. Selected as the core choir to perform Poulenc's Gloria with the New York City Chamber Orchestra, the group will be raising funds for the trip through concerts, CD sales and a letter-writing campaign. Read more at www.centenary.edu/news/2006/September/camerata-carnegie.html.

20TH ANNUAL BOOK BAZAAR BRINGS IN OVER $47,500, a record amount from which the Centenary Muses will allocate funds for Centenary projects.

REGENTS COMPLETE FUNDING FOR THREE $100,000 ENDOWED CHAIRS in Memory of George D. Nelson Sr. and A.C. "Cheesy" Voran. Read more at www.centenary.edu/news/2006/August/regents06-folo.html.

PRINCETON REVIEW'S THE BEST 361 COLLEGES PROFILES CENTENARY once again in its 2007 edition, saying that, "the old saying that dynamite comes in small packages holds true when it comes to Centenary College." Read more at www.centenary.edu/news/2006/August/princeton-rev06-07.html.

CENTENARY RANKS NO. 8 AMONG 15 OF THE SOUTH'S "GREAT SCHOOLS, GREAT PRICES" in U.S.News & World Report. Read more at www.centenary.edu/news/2006/August/usnews06rankings.html.

CENTENARY HAPPENINGS, highlighting upcoming events

FALL FRENZY This autumn is filled with plays, concerts, art exhibitions, open houses and athletic events galore. Events are listed on the Events Calendar at http://www.centenary.edu/calendar. Here are just a few to choose from:

  • Marjorie Lyons Playhouse “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Sept. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 24 at 2 p.m.
    “Some Girl(s)” Nov. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 & 11 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 5 at 2 p.m.
  • Meadows Museum of Art "Louisiana Collects: Paperworks from the Roland-Geist Collection of New Orleans" through Oct. 22
    "Cuba Plastica: Recent Art from Cuba" through Oct. 22
    "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" through Oct. 15
  • Experience Centenary Oct. 7 and Nov. 4
  • Hurley School of Music From guest recitals to ensemble concerts, there is a variety of Hurley concerts to enjoy.
  • Centenary Athletics Cheer on the Ladies and Gents at many upcoming home games.

MEADOWS MUSEUM WILL THROW AN ART GALA FUNDRAISER Sunday, Oct. 8 at Ernest's Orleans Restaurant with special guest George Roland, owner of "Louisiana Collects: Paperworks from the Roland-Geist Collection of New Orleans." Tickets are $50 with proceeds going to purchase textiles and textile mounts for the Jean Despujols exhibition in March 2007. Read more at www.centenary.edu/news/2006/September/george-roland.html.

CENTENARY'S FORUM TO DISCUSS LIBERTARIANISM In January, The Forum will host Tibor Machan and Craig Duncan, authors of Libertarianism: For and Against, to explore the theory that only a minimal government is justified. For more information, contact Chris Ciocchetti at cciocche@centenary.edu or 318.869.5246, or visit www.centenary.edu/forum.

THE FROST SCHOOL OF BUSINESS will host a Center for Family-Owned Business event with guest speaker Drew Mendoza Oct. 11 and 12. The topic will be "Family Meetings." For more information, contact Chris Martin at 318.869.5148 or cmartin@centenary.edu.

STRICTLY PERSONAL, news about the Centenary family and extended family

GREETINGS AND WELCOME to Centenary's newest faculty and staff members:

  • Lyndsey Angus, assistant coach of softball
  • Melanie Bailey, Ph.D., assistant professor of history
  • Greg Butcher, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience
  • Laura Canfield, mission coordinator of the Christian Leadership Center
  • Jonathan D. Chu, assistant sports information director
  • Nora Cobo, admissions counselor
  • Coney DeHart, theological studies coordinator of the Christian Leadership Center
  • Amy Hammond, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology
  • Susan Jangada, volleyball coach
  • Bojan Jankovic, assistant women's basketball coach
  • Justin Kinne, assistant men's basketball coach
  • Sharon Little, Ph.D., lecturer in education
  • Molly Manno, director of health services
  • Dennis Ford Taylor, assistant director of career services
  • Robert E. Taylor, assistant men's basketball coach
  • Juan Thomas, groundskeeper
  • Preston Thurman, Jr., groundskeeper
  • Laura Vaughan, administrative assistant for the Christian Leadership Center
  • Meg Webber, codirector of academic research
  • David Welch, groundskeeper

FAREWELL to those who have left Centenary:

  • Allyson Cook, former public safety officer
  • Kenneth Dupree, former instructor of golf
  • DeAndre Johnson, former associate director of the Church Careers Institute
  • Ivy McLemore, former admissions counselor
  • Donald Meeks, former director of the Center for Theological Studies
  • Jeff Messman, former assistant sports information director
  • Norma Jean Paris, former assistant professor of education
  • Kelly Schellinger, former MBA program coordinator
  • Catherine Woods, former housekeeper at Hardin Hall


  • William Ballard, professor of music and director of the Centenary Choir (1972-74)
  • Elizabeth Baldwin, mother of Steve Smith, accountant
  • Bonnie Beard, mother of Lynn Stewart, director of public relations
  • Charles Broussard, father of Theresa Rinaudo, payroll data entry
  • Edward Callaway, father-in-law of Sue Callaway, director of intercultural affairs
  • Glynn L. Woodard, father-in-law of Linda Davis, assistant to the controller
  • Jim Foreman, former director of C.L.E.A.R.
  • Samuel Peters, trustee and graduate of 1939
  • Doris Stewart, mother-in-law of Lynn Stewart, director of public relations
  • Edwin Frost Whited, trustee and graduate of 1943


  • Scott Griffin, lecturer in art
  • Matthew Campbell, son of Francine Campbell, conference and facilties coordinator


  • Department of Public Safety:The (Shreveport) Times and KTBS Channel 3 News highlighted a crime awareness program that DPS puts on every year. Geared for females heading off to college, the crime awareness program had about 25 in attendance.
  • Director of Counseling Tina Feldt: Feldt has been elected vice-chair of the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners, a regulatory agency that governs social work practice. Read more at www.centenary.edu/news/2006/August/feldt-elected.html.
  • Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Michelle Wolkomir: Wolkomir was named one of two winners of the inaugural Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on the Sociology of Sexualities for her book Be Not Deceived: The Sacred and Sexual Struggles of Gay and Ex-gay Christian Men (Rutgers University Press, 2006). Read more at www.centenary.edu/news/2006/August/wolkomir-bk-honor.html.
  • Ancient and Modern Languages Department and the Heritage Language Series: A book from Centenary's Les Cahiers du Tintamarre series has been chosen one of the official books of 2007 by the American Association of Teachers of French. It is L'Habitation Saint-Ybars by Alfred Mercier. Read more at www.centenary.edu/news/2006/July/french-bk-chosen.html.


* THE OFFICE OF ALUMNI RELATIONS INVITES ALL FACULTY AND STAFF to attend any alumni-related event. Check out the Alumni Events Calendar at http://www.centenary.edu/alumni/events.

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