Centenary Weekly

Friday, October 30, 2009

sports notes

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The swimming team travels to Conway, Ark., today to take part in the Hendrix Classic, followed by the final day of Relays on Saturday. The squad is coming off a very strong performance at Austin College where the Ladies took first place with a score of 215-61 with the Gents winning with a score of 219-37.


The Ladies (4-18) battle league opponent IUPUI in the Gold Dome on Friday night. Centenary will wrap up the home weekend by hosting Western Illinois on Halloween night before traveling to Kansas City to face UMKC on Wednesday. Games start at 7 p.m.

Cross Country

Cross Country

The cross country team heads to Cedar City, Utah to participate in the Summit League Cross Country Championship on Saturday. The team finished its regular season October 17 at the Sam Houston State Invitational with the Ladies finishing 8th overall and the Gents placing 10th. Seniors Cara Miccoli and Adam Nerio have paced their respective teams in all five events this season.

Women's Golf

Jessica Marquart
Jessica Marquart

The Ladies golf team will travel to Lake Charles to compete in the McNeese Fall Invitational Sunday through Tuesday. Centenary finished 7th overall as a team at the Sam Houston State Invitational in its last outing as senior caption Jessica Marquart (80-75, 155) finished in a tie for 18th place.

Women's Soccer

The Centenary women's soccer team (9-5-1) will conclude its season on the road this weekend, traveling to Kansas City on Saturday to face UMKC at 11 a.m. Due to inclement weather back in early October here at home, the Ladies will meet North Dakota State on Monday at UMKC for a 10 a.m. rescheduled match.

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the big picture

61st Annual Rhapsody in View Saturday and Sunday

The Centenary Choir, "America's Singing Ambassadors" present Rhapsody in View at the Riverview Theatre. Co-sponsored by the Downtown Shreveport Lions Club and Centenary College, the concert takes place Saturday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2:30 p.m.

KTBS preview of Rhapsody in View

Dating back to 1949, this is the largest concert the Choir gives in its hometown, and features a variety of pieces showcasing the choir's unique stylistic diversity.

Named by the ensemble's first director, Dr. A.C. "Cheesy" Voran, Rhapsody presents music of a wide range of styles and genres, from the great Classical standards to modern arrangements of folk and show tunes. This year's program exemplifies this varied programming with such great sacred pieces such as Maurice Durufle's iconic motet, Ubi Caritas and Mack Wilberg's emotional hymn setting of Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. Energetic spirituals like O Sifuni Mungu, Moses Hogan's Elijah Rock, and Ivory and Caldwell's Ask the Watchman show the Choir's vocal diversity.


The Shreveport Downtown Lions Club has co-sponsored the event since its inception, with proceeds helping to support the organization's various service projects. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, and are available from members of the choir, The Hurley School of Music on the Centenary campus, all Porter's Cleaners locations, and any Downtown Shreveport Lions Club members.

Also on Saturday, Oct. 31, Choir members will hold an open house in the Choir Room on campus from noon until 2 p.m. for friends, alumni, and families. The College will hold a reception from 6-7:15 p.m. Saturday night before the concert in the lobby of the Riverview Theatre for Centenary alumni and friends as well.
For more information, please call 318.869.5235.

Great Pumpkin Run for Research Takes Place Saturday at Gold Dome

Great Pumpkin Run

It is time to lace up the running and walking shoes and take part in the 13th Annual Great Pumpkin Run for Research, Saturday, October 31 at the Gold Dome on the Centenary College campus.

Sponsored by the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, Sportspectrum Race Management and Centenary College, the race-day activities start at 8 a.m. with a 1/2 mile kids run, and 5K run and health walk.

Every year more than 600 people participate in the Great Pumpkin Run for Research, witch this year falls on Halloween morning. Great prizes, and teams with the largest numbers of registered runners win cash prizes (additional recognition for the largest media team). Pre-registration for the 5K run is $18 until October 30, with race-day registration of $20. The half-mile kids run registration is $15. All proceeds support cancer research at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport.

Following the Run, the Centenary College Department of Health and Exercise Science will give a tour of the new human performance lab with state-of-the-art VO2 max testing equipment.

Register at Sportspectrum at their new location at 70th and Fern Ave. For more information, call Christy Canady 318.813.1056.

Depression-era Exhibit at Magale Library

An exhibit commemorating the Great Depression will be on display in the Magale Library now until December 12.

Photos from Harbingers of Hope Opening Reception

The "Harbingers of Hope in Hard Times" exhibit is an expression of the spirit of hope and optimism, and is a celebration of the human spirit during the Great Depression. Featuring original visual and literary works created in response to statements made by people who lived during the Depression, the exhibit includes not only original artwork, but Depression-era photographs and artifacts.


The exhibit is on display in the main foyer of the library during normal hours. For more information, call For more information contact Dr. Lucienne Simon '67, project director at 318.868.6188 or Lucienne.Simon@comcast.net

Evaluation and Management of Dementia Focus of Lecture Nov 9

Dr. Charles Cefalu
Dr. Charles Cefalu

The Centenary College Neuroscience program and the Convocations Committee present a public lecture by Dr. Charles Cefalu on issues related to Evaluation and Management of Dementia, Monday, November 9 in the Whited Room of Bynum Commons beginning at 7 p.m.

Dr. Cefalu is Director, Center on Aging, Professor and Chief, Section of Geriatric Medicine, LSU Health Science Center - New Orleans. He is also holds joint appointments in the departments of Medicine and Neurology at LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans and in the Department of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.

The presentation is open to the public and appropriate for students, health-care professionals and care providers. For more information about the presentation, contact Dr. Greg Q. Butcher, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, at 318.869.5545.

in brief

Film Society

The Centenary Film Society is featuring two different film series this year including "Classic American cinema from the Great Depression era," and a "French film series" which will be shown in French with English subtitles. This week's film is Purple Rain (Plein soleil) (1959). The film will be shown Tuesday, Nov. 3 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor screening room at the Robinson Film Center, and on Thursday, Nov. 5 in Jackson Hall, room 304 beginning at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call 318.869.5254.

Step on a Crack

Children and adults alike will be transformed into a world of imaginary friends and the seriousness of family dynamics as seen through the eyes of a child during the Theatre Department's production of "Step on a Crack" by Susan Zeder, Nov. 6, 7, 13 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 8, 14 at 2 p.m. in the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse. Directed by Shannon Stoddard, the cast includes Lorna Dopson, Leah Tennyson, Andrew Jarboe, Sean Brazeel, Merwin McCrady, and Lauren Morrison. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $7 for Students, military and senior citizens. Tickets are free for Centenary students, faculty, and staff. The MLP Box office opens Nov. 2 and will be open daily from noon until 4 p.m. For more information, please call 318.869.5242.

Centenary Open House

Do you know someone who would benefit from visiting and learning about the campus? A great way to find out if Centenary is right for them is to come to one of our Open House events. They will hear current and former students talk about their experiences and breakthroughs, meet and talk to faculty, and, most importantly, they will have the opportunity to experience the "feel" of our highly personal campus.

The next Open House takes place Saturday, Nov. 14. If you know someone who is interested, make sure they RSVP at centenary.edu/admissions/open.

Art Nouveau Collection show continues through Nov. 8 at Meadows

An exhibit of Martele silver from the Jolie and Robert Shelton Collection, the largest private collection of Martele silver in the world, concludes its run Nov. 8 at the Meadows Museum. Magnificent, Marvelous, Martele: American Art Nouveau Silver features objects created as part of an exclusive line of Hand-crafted silver by the Gorham Silver Company from 1897 through 1931. The Museum is open to the general public from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; from noon to 5 p.m. on Thursday; from 1- 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Museum is closed on Monday. The Museum is free of charge to the general public. For further information call 318.869.5040.

Chi Omega's Auction takes place Nov. 14

Chi Omega's Auction to benefit the "Make-a-Wish" foundation takes place Saturday, Nov. 14 from 4-6 p.m. at the Fitness Center. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or from members of Chi Omega on campus.