Centenary Weekly

November 13, 2009

sports notes


The Ladies will wrap up Summit League play this weekend with three final matches. Centenary will host North Dakota State on Friday at 7pm, South Dakota State on Saturday at 5pm, followed by the final regular season contest Monday at 5pm against Oral Roberts.

Women's Soccer

Katie Valdez
Katie Valdez

Lisa Turner
Lisa Turner

Two Centenary women's soccer players were represented among the top players in the league with two All-League selections following their regular season. Sophomore forward Katie Valdez led the Ladies with 10 goals and nine assists for 29 points and garnered First Team All-League honors. Freshman Lisa Turner played in all 18 matches and recorded one goal for a spot on the All-Freshmen Team.

Men's Soccer

The Centenary men's soccer team played its final game of the season at home against IUPUI. Though a competitive match, the Gents fell in overtime, 3-2 to the Jaguars. Todd Faulkinberry, Mo Assi and Cole Campbell were honored as Centenary's three seniors, playing in their final collegiate game.


Several Centenary swimmers will take part in the Henderson Invitational on Saturday. The Ladies and Gents last outing came on Nov. 7 at Delta State, falling 170-92 on the women's side and 165-97 on the men's side.


The Centenary Gymnastics Team will be host an intrasquad meet on Sunday at 4pm at Jill's Gymnastics, 2210 E 70th St. This is an opportunity to come and support the gymnastics team and let them showcase the hard work they have been putting in so far this year, as well as give the freshman some experience competing in front of peers.

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the big picture

Centenary student honored for philanthropy efforts

Matthew Wallace
Matthew Wallace

Matthew Wallace was among seven local philanthropists honored Thursday, Nov. 12 during the 18th annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon at East Ridge Country Club. Each year the North Louisiana chapter of the Association for Fundraising Professionals recognizes donors whose outstanding generosity, contribution of time, talent and resources to his or her organization and others have made a significant difference in the community.

Wallace received the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award student for his efforts in coordinating Centenary's participation in the March of Dimes. He has played a vital role with the state and local chapters of March of Dimes for more than seven years. "I'm very honored to be a recipient of such an outstanding award," said Wallace, 21. "It's great that the organization recognizes the important role that youths play in fundraising."

Wallace is a senior majoring in psychology and business, with a minor in finance, is the President of the Student Government Association, and the Treasurer of Tau Kappa Epsilon.

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Basketball Season Gets Underway; Home openers at Gold Dome Nov. 17/19

Centenary basketball will kick of its season on the road this weekend as the Gents take on Big East competitor, Marquette on Friday at 7:30pm in Milwaukee, while the Ladies head down I-20 for an in-state rival game against Louisiana Tech also on Friday at 7pm.

Men\'s basketball

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Following the season openers, the Ladies will take on LSU in Baton Rouge Sunday with a 2pm tip-off with the Gents will heading to Grambling to face the Tigers on Tuesday at 7:30pm

Each squad is set to begin play on the road before bringing their offseason preparation to the Gold Dome for the home openers. The Ladies will showcase their strengths first as they host Grambling State on Tuesday at 7pm.

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New head coach Bojan Jankovic will look to lead this young and thriving Centenary squad that rosters four seniors, two sophomores, three juniors and five newcomers. The Ladies return top scorers from last season, juniors Anne Farrell (8.7 ppg/7.0 rpg) and Ashley Jackson (8.4 ppg/4.3 rpg).

Bojan Jankovic

Bojan Jankovic
Ladies Coach

Greg Gary

Greg Gary
Gents Coach

The Gents will open their season at home Thursday against Texas College at 7pm. Second year head coach Greg Gary welcomes back five returners and rosters seven newcomers. Centenary's lone senior is Jerrald Bonham who will suit up for his final season as a Gent.

Stay up to date with all Centenary men's and women's basketball as all home games can be viewed through a live streaming on www.GoCentenary.com.

Read what the Shreveport Times writes about the Gents season.

Centenary Health & Exercise Science professor honored

Congratulations are in order for one of our professors in the Department of Health and Exercise Science who was recently has been honored by the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (LAHPERD).

Shelley Armstrong
Shelley Armstrong

Shelley Armstrong, Ph.D., received the Taylor Dodson Young Professional Award at LAHPERD's annual convention, held in Baton Rouge, November 5. The award is given to a professional under the age of 40 who works in the areas of health, physical education, recreation and dance; and has made significant contributions in research, professional organizations, professional literature, and outstanding community service.

Armstrong is currently an assistant professor and Acting Chair of Centenary College's Department of Health and Exercise Science. She is an advisor, internship coordinator, holds the Broyles Research Chair, and serves on Academic Policy and NCATE committees at Centenary. She is also a certified secondary health & physical education teacher and a certified national collegiate athletic association (NCAA) Division I coach. She has been the head coach of both the men's and women's Cross Country teams since 2004.

Among her numerous contributions to health and exercise fitness, Armstrong was recognized for her accomplishments as the Race Director and originator of the annual Centenary College "Healthy Kids' Fun Run" and "YOUth FIT", a summer running program for children operated by the Shreveport Parks and Recreation organization.

Armstrong has received several other awards including being named as one Shreveport's "40 Under 40" award honoree which recognizes "Northwest Louisiana's most successful young professionals for outstanding achievements and community involvement" by City Life Magazine and the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce.

By receiving the award, Armstrong is also nominated for the American Alliance's (AAHPERD) Southern District Young Professional Award.

The Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance was founded in 1934 with the goal to improve the quality of life through health and fitness and recreational activities. LAHPERD is an affiliate of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The members of LAHPERD include teachers, administrators, dance instructors, recreation supervisors, fitness directors, college students, allied health specialists, exercise physiologists, athletic trainers, and represent 64 parishes and 24 universities and colleges around the state.

For the Love of Art opens at Meadows Museum of Art Nov. 22

Uniquely Louisiana Curators- FOR THE LOVE OF ART, Selected Works from the Collection of John Webster Keefe, will open to the general public on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 1pm and runs until January 31.

For the Love of Art features both American and European fine art and decorative art objects from the early through the late 19th Century. As part of programming, Mr. Keefe will present a gallery talk for the community and participate in a docent-board training session at which he will address the differences between collecting for the love of art with that of the building of collections for institutions such as the New Orleans Museum of Art or for collectors whose goal is to have their collection available for viewing by the general public.

Meadows Museum of Art

The staff of the Meadows Museum of Art has developed a program calendar for the exhibition. For further information regarding the exhibit and calendar, please call the Meadows Museum at 318.869.5040 or 318.869.5169.

The Museum is open to the general public from noon to 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; from noon to 5pm on Thursday; from 1- 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. The Museum is closed on Monday. The Museum is free of charge to the general public.

Centenary's Chamber Winds and Wind Ensemble to perform concerts Nov. 17 and 19

The Hurley School of Music will present two free concerts Tuesday and Thursday in the Anderson Auditorium. Both concerts begin at 7:30pm

On Tuesday the Centenary Chamber Winds will perform a suite of English folksongs entitled More Old Wine in New Bottles, arranged by the great English composer Gordon Jacob. Also on the program is the music of Jean Francaix. Sept Danses is a ballet suite depicting young children at play. The chamber winds perform a variety of literature for small groups of wind instruments, typically from 10 to 12 players.

Centenary Wind Ensemble

On Thursday, the Centenary Wind Ensemble will perform a wide variety of music, including Gustav Holst's classic Second Suite in F for Military Band and Vincent Persichetti's Symphony No. 6 for Band. The Wind Ensemble will perform Dr. Robert Spittal's Tarantella Forsennato. Spittal, Professor of Music at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, will serve as clinician at the Centenary Conducting Symposium in January. Also of special note are two march publications edited by Centenary students from the Music Technology class. Jennifer Delancy's edition of Kenneth Alford's The Vanished Army, and Colin McRae's edition of Barnum & Bailey's Favorite by Karl King will be included on the evening's program.

Nominations sought for Outstanding Teacher Award

Centenary College of Louisiana is fortunate enough to have so many talented and devoted teachers. Each year students and faculty members select a single professor who epitomizes the best of the best and is recognized with the Outstanding Teacher Award.

To submit your nomination for the Outstanding Teacher Award, visit https://safe.centenary.edu/voting/. Nominations must be received before Friday, Jan. 14, 2010. Faculty members who have served at the College for five years or more are eligible. In the nomination message, please provide reasons why your nominee should be considered as outstanding teacher. Items to consider in your evaluation are teaching ability, excellence in advising, College service, and campus leadership.

A committee of student members will select the deserving recipient, with the award announced during Founder's Day activities on January 28, 2010.

Congratulations to Student Scholars

Congratulations to Centenary College alumnae Amada Robinson and Lesley Ragsdale for the publication of their history senior seminar papers in the current issue of the Journal of Louisiana History. Robinson's article is titled, "The Veterans March on Centenary: Changing the Campus from 1945-1950." Ragsdale's article is "Fighting a Different Enemy: The 1945 Red River Flood and a Network of Destruction."

in brief

Final weekend of 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, tonight at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm 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 is open daily from noon until 4pm For more information, please call 318.869.5242.

Graduate School webinar takes place Nov. 17

A free 1-hour webinar "Successful Strategies for Getting into Graduate School in Psychology" will take place Tuesday from 2-3pm at Centenary Square, room 203E. Hosted by Dr. Greg Neimeyer from the University of Florida, the webinar will focus on how to find the best graduate programs for you and how to maximize your chances of gaining admission. For more information, call Dr. Amy Hammond as 318.841.7267.

Media Committee holds "Food, Fun and Fashion" event Nov. 13

The Centenary College Media Committee invites all students interested in learning more about the student media organizations to join them for "food, fun, and fashion" and a FREE movie at the Robinson Film Center, tonight beginning at 6pm This will be an opportunity to learn more about the Centenary Film Society, the Conglomerate, the KSCL-FM radio station, Pandora, and the Yoncopin. The Robinson Film Center is located at 617 Texas St. in downtown Shreveport. Support for this event is being provided by the Centenary Activities Board, the Student Media Organizations, and the Robinson Film Center.

Holiday Hours

Due to the Thanksgiving break, the following hours of operation will be in effect:

The Centenary Post Office

  • closed:
    Thu. 11/26 - Fri. 11/27

  • open:
    Mon. 11/30, 8am 4:30pm

Fitness Center

  • open
    Mon. 11/23 - Wed. 11/25
    6-8am and noon-8pm

  • closed:
    Thu. 11/26 - Fri. 11/27

  • regular hours:
    Sat. 11/28 - Sun. 11/29


  • closed:
    1:30pm Fri. 11/20 - 7:30am Mon. 11/30


  • all-campus traditional Thanksgiving meal in the Café on Tuesday for lunch

  • closed:
    1:30pm Fri. 11/20 through Sun.

  • open:
    Sun. 11/29 — dinner only


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 Sullivan's Travels starring Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, William Demarest, and Franklin Pangborn. The film will be shown Tuesday beginning at 7:30pm in the 2nd floor screening room at the Robinson Film Center, and on Thursday in Jackson Hall, room 304 at 7:30pm For more information, please call 318.869.5254.

Chi Omega's Auction takes place Nov. 14

The Iota Gamma chapter of Chi Omega at Centenary College will hold their 8th Annual Auction, "The Power of a Wish," Saturday to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Louisiana. The event will be held in the Haynes Gymnasium of Centenary's Fitness Center from 4 until 6pm and will include a live and silent auction, "Super Heroes," music and great food. The cost to attend the event is $5 and is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance from a Chi Omega on campus.

Theta Chi Rock Out! on Nov. 14 and 15

Theta Chi presents "Rock Out! 2009" featuring We Landed on the Moon, Saturday beginning at 6pm and Sunday at 9pm in the Centenary Hargrove Memorial Amphitheater. Tickets are $5 and are available from any Theta Chi fraternity member or can be purchased at the event.

Coffee Connection Nov. 20

Centenary Coffee Connection takes place Friday, Nov. 20 from 7:309am in the SUB. Stop by, grab a doughnut and some coffee, and chat with other staff and faculty members, and students. Don't forget about Centenary Friday and show your College Spirit!

Centenary Benefit Sessions Nov. 20

There will be two group sessions and one afternoon session for staff and faculty members to discuss changes for the 2010 benefit year. The sessions will take place during the following times in the Whited Room in Bynum Commons:

  • 8:30 10am

  • 10:30am - noon

  • 2:30 - 3:30pm

During the group sessions, open enrollment packages will be distributed, and discussions on group medical plan changes and premiums will be held.

There will also be two afternoon sessions for one-on-one help with enrollment forms and answer personal questions. They will take place from:

  • 1:00 - 2:15pm

  • 4:00 - 5pm

There is no pre-registration. Please plan to attend one session so you are aware of benefits available and changes for the upcoming 2010 benefit plan year. Please arrive a few minutes early for sign in and to receive your packages. Packages not distributed that day will be sent campus mail on Monday, Nov. 23.

For more information, contact the Department of Human Resources at 318.869.5127.