Centenary Weekly

January 29, 2010

sports notes

Food Fight

The Centenary Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has teamed up with The Summit League to initiate its annual "Food Fight", a league-wide drive that works closely with the organization, Students Team Up To Fight Hunger (STUFH).

Centenary has been selected to host its drives on Thursday, Jan. 28 during the men's game against South Dakota State, beginning at 7 p.m. and during the double-header against North Dakota State on Saturday, Jan. 30, beginning at 2 p.m., which also serves as Homecoming 2010.

Fans will be admitted into the games free of charge if:

  • Adults bring 5 cans

  • Students bring 4 cans

  • Kids bring 3 cans

Centenary students who bring 4 canned goods will receive a spirit item from the Student Government Association (SGA).

Men's Basketball

The Centenary men's basketball team faced a hot shooting Oral Roberts team, dropping its Saturday evening Summit League contest, 87-56 in the Gold Dome.

Daman Starring
Daman Starring

The Gents (7-13, 2-7 Summit) finished with two players in double-figures, led by freshman Daman Starring with 19 points, while classmate Matt Marseille added 12 off the bench.

Women's Basketball

Leslie Forest
Leslie Forest

Senior Leslie Forest recorded her first career double-double, leading the Centenary women's basketball team with 18 points and 13 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the Ladies fell 95-65 to Oral Roberts on Saturday evening in Summit League play.

The Ladies (1-19, 0-9 Summit) battled a competitive and offensive dominating Golden Eagles (13-7, 7-2 Summit) team, though dropped its ninth league contest of the season.


The Centenary gymnastics team went head-to-head against Texas Woman's University for the second weekend in a row, falling 192.925 to 188.025. The Ladies finished the night with an event-best 47.825 on the Floor, led by senior Whitney Daugherty with a score of 9.750 for a third place finish. Centenary junior Maille Vetros finished in third on the Beam with a 9.375, while junior Makensie Lant scored a 9.625 on the Bars, but narrowly missed placing in the top three. Freshman Christine Martinez was Centenary's top performer on Vault with a 9.500 score.

The Ladies will return to action when they host SEMO on Friday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Gold Dome.

Men's Tennis

The Centenary men's tennis team dropped its season opener at Tulane, 7-0, on Saturday afternoon in New Orleans.


The Centenary men's and women's swimming teams swam past Trinity University in Saturday's dual meet in Conroe, Texas. The Ladies finished with a day-best 209 score, while the Gents topped the Tigers with a total score of 159.

Devin Ross
Devin Ross

On the day, Centenary combined for 20 first place finishes in just 34 events, led by the Ladies with 15 top honors. Several swimmers also recorded season-best times en route to it top-three finishes.

Centenary sophomore Devin Ross was honored as Summit League's Swimmer of the Week after four first-place finishes in a dual meet against Trinity University. This award marks the second time Ross has earned Swimmer of the Week accolades this season.

Ross placed first in the 50 free (21.31), the 100 fly (51.47), the 200 medley relay (1:36.13) and the 400 free relay (3:11.76) to lead the Gents to a 159-148 victory over Trinity.


Homecoming Basketball Double Header. Centenary versus the Bison of North Dakota State University. Ladies tipoff at 2 p.m. with the Gents at 4:30 p.m. Homecoming Coronation during halftime of the menís game. All live game action can be viewed through a purchased package on www.GoCentenary.com or take advantage of free live stats.


Swimming: Ladies vs TCU/UALR; Gents vs TCU. 1 p.m. in the Fitness Center


Womenís gymnastics team takes on the Southeast Missouri Redhawks in the Gold Dome beginning at 7 p.m.

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the big picture

Foundersí Day award winners

Congratulations to faculty and staff members recognized during this yearís Foundersí Day morning call.

Recognized for their years of service to the College were:

  • 10 years: Joy Aull, Donna Bartholomew, Carolyn Hitt, Maureen Murov, Lisa Nicoletti, Carrie Rowlett, Deborah Scarlato

  • 15 years: Arthur Thomas, Thomas Ticich

  • 20 years: Sidney Johnson, Sharon Chevalier, David Henington, Steven Shelburne, Helen Sikes, Scott Vetter, Gary Young, Golda Young

  • 25 years: Horace English Jr., Ilka Vaitkus

  • 30 years: Gale Odom

  • 35 years: Glenn Evans, David Thomas

  • 40 years: Nancy Middleton

Teacher of the Year: Dr. David Otto, Chair of the Religious Studies Department and the Webb Chair of International Studies

Presidentís Excellence Award: Zeke Aull, Director of Public Safety and acting Director of Facilities

Charlton H. Summers Research Award: Dr. Jeanne Hamming, Associate Professor of English

Congratulations to all!

KSCL 91.3 FM now streaming 24/7

KSCL 91.3 FM "Centenary College Radio" is now streaming online and can be heard world wide at www.kscl.fm. The station began streaming live this month, and now listeners anywhere with an internet connection can now log on and tune in to radio being broadcast live from the College.

Listen Live!

The student-run radio station broadcasts from the campus of the College 24-hours a day to the cities of Shreveport, Bossier City, and other surrounding communities. The station prides itself in being a progressive station dedicated to community events and alternative music, from college rock and jazz to local and regional music.

Centenary College student travels to Taiwan to present research

A student from Centenary College traveled half way across the globe to compete in an international science fair earlier this week.

Kendall Hughes
Kendall Hughes

Freshman Kendall Hughes of Shreveport traveled to the Republic of China Thursday, Jan. 28 to compete in the 2010 Taiwan International Science Fair where she will not only present her research on skin cancer, but also speak on the science curriculum in high schools in the United States.

"This is a huge opportunity for me to meet other students from other countries around the world who are doing the same type of research," said Hughes. "It is exciting but also intimidating at the same time."

Her journey to Taiwan began when she was attending Caddo Magnet High School, where she captured first place in the 2009 regional science fair. She was able to bypass the state science fair and went directly to the International Science and Engineering Fair hosted by Intel® in Reno, Nevada, May 10, 2009.

The then 18-year old high school senior again took the top prize in the Biochemistry Division for her research on Mechanisms of Tumor Cell Invasion: The Role of Stat3 in Squamous Cell Carcinoma, earning $1,000 and, according to Hughes, "a trip of a lifetime to the Science Fair in Taiwan."

"I am very excited to be traveling to Taiwan for this opportunity to present the research that I had been working on for two years,Ē said Hughes. ďNot only that, but I am one of only two students from the U.S. attending, so it is really a tremendous honor."

The Taiwan International Science Fair runs from January 31 through February 7 and brings together students and teachers in Taiwan and from around the world for seven days to compete and experience cultural exchanges. Teams include two students and two teachers, and travel from countries such a Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, South Africa, Japan and the United States to attend the annual fair. During their stay in Taiwan, students live with a Taiwanese family for the week and take part in cultural activities, presentations to judges and a public exhibition of their work.

Hurley Concert to Showcase Student Talent February 8

Colin McRae
Colin McRae

Vincent Turregano
Vincent Turregano

Cara Lamb
Cara Lamb

Centenary College and the Hurley Orchestra present three winners from this yearís annual Hurley Concert and Aria competition in concert Monday, Feb. 8 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Auditorium of the Hurley School of Music.

Senior Colin McRae of Bossier City will perform the pastoral "Villanelle" ("Country Girl") for horn and orchestra by Paul Dukas. Vincent Turregano, senior from Alexandria, La., will sing the Count's aria from Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro." Freshman Cara Lamb, a native of Richardson, Texas, will perform Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 24 in c minor.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information about this concert or upcoming performances, call 318.869.5235 or visit www.centenary.eud/music/events.

Homecoming Specials

in brief


Bonfire Tailgate Party

Students, faculty and staff are invited to the "let the good times roll" at the 2nd Annual Homecoming Party in Kilpatrick Auditorium parking lot from 7-9 p.m. Gumbo tasting, live Zydeco music and special performances by alumni band, Dorothy Prime and the Bluesjumpers and student band, Three Day Weekend.


Homecoming Parade and Picnic

The good times roll beginning at noon with the kick-off of the annual Homecoming Parade along Centenary Blvd. Check out the floats and throws and stay for the campus-wide picnic in the Fitness Center.


Museum Show to Feature Works from Alexandria Collectors

The Uniquely Louisiana series continues Sunday with the opening of the exhibition, "Focus Gallery: Selections From the Collection of David and Nicole Holcombe" at Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College. The exhibit runs through April 18 and is free and open to the public.

Taking Up Serpents
Taking Up Serpents

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.


Centenary Sunday at Noel Memorial united Methodist Church

All are invited to attend a breakfast reception hosted by the church before the morning service. Rev. Flint Shea will introduce Rev. Dr. Rowe who will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service. The Centenary Choir will also perform. The church is located at 520 Herndon St., Shreveport.


Student film series kicks off with Schindler's List

A screening of Schindlerís List will kick off the Sunday night Holocaust and Genocide studies film series. The film will be shown starting at 6 p.m. in the Turner Art Center. During the film series, 10 classic films and documentaries will be shown over a 13 week period. For more information, contact Dr. Lisa Nicoletti, Chair of Art and Visual Culture Department and Associate Professor of Art and Visual Culture, at 318.869.5261.

Schindlerís List


Film Society presents Flame & Citron

The Centenary College Film Series continues with the screening of Flame & Citron at the Robinson Film Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, free to students with Centenary I.D. card. The Spring Film Series runs through April 13 and will feature 14 award-winning independent, international and documentary films, with a special emphasis on French Cinema. All screenings take place the RFC, located at 617 Texas Street in downtown Shreveport.

Flame & Citron

Casino Night

Hosted by the Centenary Activities Board, Casino Night takes place in the Fitness Center from 9ó11 p.m.


Concert in the Shell

KSCL presents We Landed on the Moon and Elsinor beginning at 7 p.m. in the Hargrove Memorial Amphitheatre. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to Kilpatrick Auditorium.


Life Share Blood Drive

Roll up your sleeve for this worthy cause. The Drive will take place in the SUB from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. 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.


Louisiana Regional College Career Fair

The second annual Louisiana Regional College Career Fair takes place from 1ó5 p.m. 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.


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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