Centenary Weekly

February 5, 2010

sports notes


The Centenary women's gymnastics team will return to action this Friday when it hosts Southeast Missouri at 7:00 pm in the Gold Dome. Doors will open at 6:00 pm.

Friday's Meet will also serve as "Club Gym" Night. Any USAG Member with a card or with a club gym t-shirt on will be admitted into the Gold Dome for just 10 cents.


Competing in its only home meet all season, the Centenary swimming teams showed well against TCU despite falling 231.5 to 159.50 on Saturday afternoon in Haynes Fitness Center.

The Ladies earned a score of 76, while TCU women finished with a 118. The Gents earned 83.5 points to TCU's 113.5.

Centenary will be back in action when it travels to The Summit League Championship on February 18-20 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Gents Basketball

Despite continuing to fight until the final buzzer, the Centenary men's basketball team was dropped by North Dakota State, 73-62, on Saturday afternoon in Summit League play.

Matt Marseille
Matt Marseille

The Gents (7-15, 2-9 Summit) were led by freshman Matt Marseille with 13 points and sophomore David Perez with 12, falling to 2-9 in league play, while North Dakota State (8-13, 5-6) improved to 5-6 in league action and took both games from Centenary this season.

Ladies Basketball

The Centenary women's basketball team struggled to overcome an all-around solid South Dakota State team as it fell 92-50 on Monday evening in Summit League play.

Leslie Forest
Leslie Forest

The Ladies (1-21, 0-11 Summit) were led offensively by senior Leslie Forest with 12 points, while freshman Megan Daniel and junior Ashley Jackson each added nine points.


Women’s gymnastics
The Ladies take on the Southeast Missouri Redhawks in the Gold Dome beginning at 7 p.m.


Both the Ladies and the Gents take on Arkansas-Pine Bluff beginning at 11:00 am in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Basketball Double-Header
On the road in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Ladies take on IPFW at 12:30 pm on Saturday with the Gents following at 3:00pm. All live game action can be viewed through a purchased package on www.GoCentenary.com. Live stats are available free.

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the big picture

Homecoming 2010 revisited

Homecoming took place Thursday, Jan. 28 through Sunday, Jan. 31. It was a fun-filled four days of events that included Morning Call, a great speech by President Emeritus, Dr. Donald Webb at Founders' Day Convocation, and numerous alumni events and reunions. Inclement weather kept the annual "Tailgate" party indoors, but it didn't keep spirits down. By Saturday morning, the weather had cleared enough for students to brave the cold and put on the annual Homecoming Parade.

Take a look back here at some of the good times across campus as we joined together to cry Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler!

Watch a video memoir of the Tailgate and Parade...

You can find links to download and print photographs on the Homecoming page.

DUI Simulation system on campus Feb. 9

UNITE poster

Students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to experience the dangers of drinking and driving from the seat of a real car when UNITE AWARE brings its simulation system here to campus Tuesday. The simulation system will be open to the entire campus from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Whited Room.

UNITE AWARE'S Simulation SystemTM is based on the patent pending DS Portable Road Simulator, which emulates real road driving conditions. It facilitates training and assessment of drivers in the actual vehicle. This Simulator is designed to realistically show students the dangers of Drinking and Driving.

As opposed to all other simulators, which try to imitate both the vehicle and the road, using artificial environments, the AWARE Portable Road Simulator models the road, while using an actual vehicle.

Panoramic-simulated views of the road are presented to the trainee via virtual reality goggles otherwise known as Head-Mounted Display (HMD). The scenery is computer-generated by virtual reality software. The software receives data from the wheels and pedals of the vehicle to provide an extremely interactive experience recreating various driving conditions.

First, the student will drive the simulation sober, and then the program will reset and take into account several factors, including drinks per hour, student's body type and gender…making it seem that you are driving 100 percent as if you were intoxicated at that level.

Monitors set up around the simulator and it will show students standing around the simulator a passenger's eye view of the drunk driver and how they are reacting to the alcohol as well as blood alcohol level and infractions caused from the simulations.

Don't miss out on this "Sobering" reality check!

Healthy Kids' Fun Run hits the pavement Wednesday, April 7

Youngsters will take to the streets around Centenary College Wednesday, April 7 for the 5th Annual Healthy Kid's Fun Run.

Sponsored by the College's cross country team, the run begins at 5 p.m. on the Centenary campus at E. Kings Highway and Woodlawn Ave. and will make a one-mile loop around the campus.

Kids\' Fun Run

The Healthy Kid's Fun Run offers a way for elementary and middle school children to participate in a run that is strictly for fun. Entry fee for the event is $8 and those who send in their entry forms received before March 29 are guaranteed a T-shirt. Post-race snacks will be provided and all students completing the run will receive free admission to the Athletic complex to cheer on the Centenary Ladies softball team as they take on Central Arkansas University.

Entry forms for the Healthy Kids' Fun Run can be downloaded and printed here (pdf).

For further information, contact Shelley Armstrong at 318-869-5277 or email.

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 year’s annual Hurley Concert and Aria competition in concert Monday 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 centenary.edu/music/events.

in brief


Casino Night

Hosted by the Centenary Activities Board, Casino Night takes place in the Fitness Center from 9-11 p.m.


Fashion Show and Documentary

TOMS Shoes

A TOMS Shoes Fashion Show and documentary screening takes place in Kilpatrick Auditorium from 6-8 p.m. The goal of the event is to increase awareness of TOMS Shoes and what the Centenary community can do to aid in the company's endeavor to provide a pair of shoes for every person on Earth.


Jazz Concert

The Chicago Underground Duo, a world-renowned jazz group, will perform from 3:30-5:30pm in Kilpatrick Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Chicago Underground Duo

Sunday student film series continues

A screening of the film Into the Arms of Strangers will be shown starting at 6 p.m. in the Turner Art Center. The screening is part of the Student Film Series which will present 10 classic films and documentaries will be shown over a 13 week period through April 25.

Into the Arms of Strangers


Princess Tea Party

The Disney movie, The Princess Diaries, will be shown in Kilpatrick Auditorium beginning at 8 p.m. Prior to the movie, Elizabeth Everett, Assistant Director of Career Services, will be giving etiquette tips. Tea, cookies and biscuits will be served.


Film Society presents Four Seasons Lodge

The Centenary College Film Series continues with the screening of Four Season Lodge at the Robinson Film Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, free to students with Centenary I.D. card. The Robinson Film Center is located at 617 Texas Street in downtown Shreveport.

Four Seasons Lodge


Philosophy Discussion Group Meeting

The Philosophy Discussion Group will discuss the Nature of Happiness beginning at 7 p.m. in the James Hall lobby. Pizza and drinks provided by the SGA.

RSVP to email.


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.

Interview Workshop and Interview Dress Fashion Show

Learn interview tips and etiquette from expert Teri Haynes, as well as watch your fellow students in an interview fashion show! The event takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. in Mickle Hall room 114.

Natural Science Seminar Series

The Natural Science Division is hosting a seminar series in which Centenary faculty describe their research. This seminar will focus on the research being conducted by Troy Messina, Assistant Professor of Physics and Broyles Inaugural Chair. The seminar begins at 11 a.m. in Mickle Hall room 114.


Life Share Blood Drive

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 1—5 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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