Centenary Weekly

January 15, 2010

sports notes

Men's Basketball

David Perez
David Perez

The Gents will play at IUPUI on Saturday beginning at 1pm The next home game for Centenary will be Tuesday beginning at 7pm against SW Assemblies of God in the Gold Dome. With a record of 6-10 and 2-4 in the Summit League, sophomore David Perez leads the Gents with 16.8 ppg, while junior Roman Tubner follows with 12.3 a game.

Women's Basketball

Ashley Jackson
Ashley Jackson

The Ladies will take on IUPUI on Saturday at 3:30 pm in Indianapolis before meeting Western Illinois on Monday at 7pm in Summit League play. Centenary is still looking for its first league win, holding a record of 1-16 and 0-6 in the league. Junior Ashley Jackson is pacing the Ladies with 10.8 ppg.

Centenary Gents "Get Fit": Challenge in full swing

Gents coach Greg Gary and his wife, Claudia Gary, have come up with the Centenary Gents "Get Fit" challenge to motivate youngsters and adults to take control of their health. So far about 200 people — a mix of Centenary students and Gents fans of all ages — signed up during three early season home games.

Participants will weigh in and track progress during home games through February. Those that have signed up will receive prizes for making progress toward their goal. Remaining weigh-in dates are Jan. 23 at 7:30pm; Jan. 30 at 7pm; and Feb. 13 at 7:30pm

Fitness challenge participants will weigh in and receive a new body composition each time from staff members from The Center for Medical Weight Loss. The final Feb. 13 weigh-in includes a prize giveaway to people who reach their goals.

For more information, visit the "Get Fit" Challenge website.

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The Gents versus the Lions of Southwest Assemblies of God. Tip off for the game is 7pm at the Gold Dome.

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Men’s Lacrosse versus Stephen F. Austin University, 7pm at Mayo Soccer Field

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Basketball Double Header. Centenary versus the Golden Eagles of Oral Roberts University. Ladies tipoff at 5pm with the Gents at 7:30pm

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Gents take on Summit League rival Coyotes of the University of South Dakota, 7pm in the Gold Dome

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Homecoming Basketball Double Header. Centenary versus the Bison of North Dakota State University. Ladies tipoff at 2pm with the Gents at 4:30pm Homecoming Coronation during halftime of the men’s game.

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the big picture

Day of Service kicks off Dream Week 2010

MLK

Dream Week 2010 kicks off Monday when Centenary students, staff, faculty, and alumni will have the opportunity to take part in the school's 2nd Annual MLK Service Day. The service project will consist of participants working at Creswell and E.B.W. Stoner Hill.

Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover will make the day’s opening remarks at 8am with volunteers departing the Whited Room by 8:30am and transported to the school sites. Volunteers will return to the Centenary Campus at 11:45am

Sponsored by the Centenary College Diversity Committee, volunteers will take part in school beautification projects at both schools, such as planting flowers, cleaning and organizing classrooms, and painting. They will also create a LEAP Survival Kit for every fourth grader who attends either school; so that they will feel confident and prepared when LEAP Testing occurs in March. Finally, volunteers will be personalizing tote bags for each first grader to use as a home for their books.

Registration is now closed, but registrants may still visit the registration page to alter their details

See/print the full itinerary (pdf). Additional details are available at centenary.edu/mlk

Centenary College honors MLK with Dream Week 2010 events

Centenary College will celebrate the legacy and views of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a week-long tribute of lectures, film and document screenings, theater performance and other events taking place on the campus January 18-22.

Events scheduled include:

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MLK Service Day Project
7:30am Whited Room
see the itinerary (pdf)

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Convocation
Dr. Aaron Dobynes, pastor at Shreveport’s Evergreen Baptist Church
11am in the Whited Room.

Documentary
Prom Night in Mississippi
7:30pm, Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas Ave

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Drama
Incognito, the Play
7pm in the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

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Convocation & Workshop
Stereotyping and Prejudice
11am, Whited Room, Bynum Commons

Documentary
Prom Night in Mississippi
7pm Jackson Hall, Room 304

For more information, visit centenary.edu/mlk

Leave the room…turn off the light!

The Centenary Energy Challenge is in full swing now through April 30 with the goal of conserving energy and reducing the College’s carbon footprint.

Sustainability

Energy conservation is the "least cost" strategy for saving money that can be reinvested in the college. Moreover, conserving energy helps us become a more environmentally-responsible community. Plus, reducing energy consumption means reducing greenhouse gases, air pollution, and other harmful environmental impacts.

To find out how you can take part in the "Challenge," visit centenary.edu/sustainability

KTAL coverage of Energy Challenge
watch KTAL coverage

Gymnastics team hosts TWU in season opener

Centenary gymnastics

The Centenary gymnastics team will open its season Saturday when it hosts Texas Women's University at 7 pm in the Gold Dome.

The Ladies will compete for the first time under new head coach Gretchen Goerlitz. This young and thriving squad consists of 11 returners and five newcomers. A team that finished 7-15 last season and fourth place in the Midwest Independent Conference will look to build on an already successful offseason.

Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler! events run Jan. 28-31

Centenary College of Louisiana will be holding special events, reunions, parade and sporting events during Homecoming Weekend, Thursday, Jan. 28 through Sunday, Jan. 31.

Homecoming Weekend begins with the traditional Morning Call in Bynum Commons, followed by the 35th Anniversary Church Careers/Christian Leadership Center Reception and Colloquium. Other events include the Annual Founder’s Day Convocation, Centenary Parties, Homecoming Parade, Ladies and Gents basketball, and the traditional Bonfire and reunions.

Along with the traditional events taking place, other student-oriented events include:

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Monday

Homecoming Kick-off Party
8pm, SUB

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Tuesday

CAB presents comedian Jay Black
8pm, Kilpatrick Auditorium

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Wednesday

Mask and Umbrella decoration
11am – 1pm, Café Deck

6th Annual Faculty/Staff versus Student Kickball Game
8pm, Jones Rice

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Thursday

Gents versus South Dakota State*
7pm, Gold Dome

*adults get in free with 5 canned good each, children with 3

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Friday

Gumbo Cook-off and Homecoming Bonfire w/ Big Hat Tom Fields &
his Foot Stompin’ Zydeco Band

7pm, Gold Dome parking lot

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Saturday

Homecoming Parade
Centenary Blvd, noon

Campus and Community Picnic
noon, Gold Dome parking lot

Ladies versus North Dakota State*
2pm, Gold Dome

Gents versus North Dakota State*
4:30pm, Gold Dome, Homecoming Coronation at Halftime

*adults get in free with 5 canned good each, children with 3

Traveling Troupe Brings Shakespeare to Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

American Shakespeare Center

The American Shakespeare Center on Tour, the touring arm of the American Shakespeare Center and the Blackfriars Playhouse, brings its Rough, Rude, and Boisterous Tour to the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on the Centenary College campus Tuesday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 31.

The traveling troupe will perform The Knight of the Burning Pestle by Francis Beaumont along with two plays by William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well and Romeo and Juliet.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for students, and can be purchased at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse. For more information, contact the MLP box office at 318.869.5242. Specific performances and times are listed below:

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Romeo and Juliet
Tuesday, 7pm

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Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday, 7pm

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Knight of the Burning Pestle
Thursday, 7pm

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All’s Well that Ends Well
Friday, 7pm

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Knight of the Burning Pestle
Saturday, 7pm

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Romeo and Juliet
Sunday, 2pm

The Sleepy Brain subject of lecture at Sci-Port Jan. 21

Grey Matters

The Grey Matters lecture series, a partnership of LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport and Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center, continue with Dr. Greg Butcher, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Neuroscience Program Coordinator at Centenary College, speaking on The Sleepy Brain, Thursday, Jan. 21, 5:30 to 6:30pm at Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center.

In this adults-only program, Dr. Butcher, accompanied by Katrina Warren, Director of Clinical Services at WellNecessities/Vital Sleep, Inc., will discuss sleep-wake rhythms, sleep hygiene, and how the brain keeps time.

The event is $5 for non-members, free for Sci-Port members, and reservations are required by calling (318) 424-8660.

in brief

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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, have the opportunity to experience the "feel" of our highly personal campus.

The next Open House takes place Saturday, Jan. 16. If you know someone who is interested, make sure they visit centenary.edu/admissions/open.

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Alpha Psi Omega Open Mic Night

Come watch fellow students perform at Open Mic Night in the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse beginning at 7pm There will be poetry, singing and stand-up. Free cookies and coffee served with a small charge on specialty drinks of lattes, cider and hot cocoa. Admission fee: $3.

Call Rachael Magill at email for more information.

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Pancake Dinner

The Christian Leadership Center will host a Pancake Dinner for Missions fundraiser from 5—7pm in Kilpatrick Auditorium. For more information, call Laura Vaughan at 318.869.5280.

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Intramural Basketball season starts

Intramural basketball season begins. Roster sheets are due by Sunday, Jan. 17.

Contact Noah O’Dell at email for more information.

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CLC Fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings

Here is your chance to eat some tasty wings and help support the CLC at the same time. When you buy lunch, dinner or a snack at Buffalo Wild Wings in Shreveport (7441 Youree Dr.) 20% of purchases will be donated to the Christian Leadership Center.

To take advantage of this opportunity, HERE to download a donation certificate you can present to your server when you order. All friends, family and supporters of the CLC are invited to participate!

Click to download the certificate

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Philosophy Discussion Group

The Philosophy Discussion Group (PDG) meets every month to discuss a philosophical issue. This month the discussion focuses on Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher of the late 19th century who challenged the foundations of Christianity and traditional morality. The group meets at 7pm in the James Hall lobby. Pizza and soft drinks provided.

RSVP to Christopher Ciocchetti, Associate Professor of Philosophy at email.

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Life Share Blood Drive

Roll up your sleeve for this worthy cause. The Drive will take place in the SUB from 11am until 4pm and is open to all students, faculty and staff. Bring your Centenary ID or other form of picture identification.

Contact Melinda Koch at 318.869.5466 for more information.

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Louisiana Regional College Career Fair

The second annual Louisiana Regional College Career Fair takes place from 1—5pm at the Bossier Civic Center. The Career fair is presented by the career services offices of Bossier Parish Community College, Centenary College, Grambling State University, Louisiana State University Shreveport, Louisiana Tech University, Northwestern State University, Southern University Shreveport, and the University of Louisiana Monroe.

This exciting opportunity is open to all students and alumni from accredited community colleges, colleges and universities! Professional attire and resumes required for admission to the event. For more information, contact Dennis Taylor at 318.869.5360.

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BIG Event 3

Mark your calendars now for the BIG Event 3. As a campus wide, student-led event, students, faculty, staff, and alumni all come together to act as neighbors helping neighbors. The Big Event exists to beautify the surrounding neighborhoods of Centenary College, to show our gratitude for their support of our community and to allow us to give back and connect with the Shreveport community. Keep watching The Weekly for more information abut this annual event!

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