Centenary Weekly

February 26, 2010

sports notes

Gents Baseball

Keegan Acker
Keegan Acker

Centenary is coming off an overall solid series with the Tigers of LSU despite dropping all three games. Junior Keegan Acker led the way offensively for the Gents batting .400 (4x10, 3 R), while senior Cliff Shepard (5x13, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Tell Ross (4x11, 3 R, 3 RBI) performed well at the plate with .385 and .364 averages through three games, respectively.

David Benson
David Benson

On the mound, junior David Benson held LSU to one run on six scattered hits in Game 3 of the series for a 1.80 ERA. Junior Boone Whiting also threw well in the season opener, allowing two earned runs in 4.2 innings of work for a 3.86 ERA.

Players of the Week

Centenary infielder Keegan Acker and right-handed pitcher David Benson garnered the first Summit League Player and Pitcher of the Week accolades after leading the Gents in a three-game set against No. 2 LSU this past weekend.

Keegan Acker and David Benson

Acker captured Player of the Week honors after hitting .400 against No. 2 LSU last week. The junior had four hits in 10 at-bats with three runs scored and three walks. In game one, Acker recorded a hit, walk, stolen base and a run scored against preseason All-American Anthony Ranaudo. The Redmond, Wash., native had a hit in all three games with a .538 on-base percentage.

Benson earns the first Pitcher of the Week award this season after pitching 5.0 innings of one-run baseball against defending national champion and No. 2 ranked LSU. The junior allowed just six hits with two strikeouts in the five innings of work for a 1.80 ERA in game three of the series.


Haley Bassett
Haley Bassett

The Centenary softball team secured its second victory of the season with a 10-1 win in five innings over Grambling on Wednesday. The Ladies combined for 14 hits on the day as senior Haley Bassett was 3x3 at the plate. Sophomore Kalyn Harris drove in three and scored two runs on a 2x4 day at the plate, while junior Bonnie Matak (2x3, R) and freshmen Rachel Conard (2x3, 2 RBI) and Bailey Boggs (2x3, 2 R) each contributed with two knocks.

Junior pitcher Sara Dornelas picked up the win in relief of junior Lauren Highsmith. Dornelas tossed 2.0 innings of shutout softball with two strikeouts. Highsmith threw the first 2.0 innings, allowing one unearned run on one hit while striking out three.


The Centenary menís basketball team will wrap up its season on Saturday with an 8:30 p.m. (CT) contest at Southern Utah, while the Ladies will play their final two games beginning Saturday at 6 p.m. (CT) at Southern Utah, before concluding at UMKC on Monday in a 7 p.m. contest.

Men's Golf

Mark Weeber
Mark Weeber

The Centenary men's golf team wrapped up the Allstate Sugar Bowl Mardi Gras Invitational hosted by the University of New Orleans on Tuesday with a team score of (311-314-307) 932, cutting seven strokes off their second-round score for a 13th place finish. Senior Mark Weeber (79-75-74) was Centenary's top individual finisher in a tie for 33rd with a 228 after producing a five-over par for the day.


Menís Baseball Double Header versus Grambling State University
Game starts at 1 p.m. at Shehee Stadium


Menís Baseball Double Header versus Grambling State University
Game starts at 1 p.m. at Shehee Stadium


Womenís Softball versus Grambling State University
Game begins at 6 p.m. at the softball complex


Menís Tennis versus University of Texas-Tyler
First serve at 4 p.m. at the Centenary tennis courts

Womenís Softball Double Header versus University of North Texas
First game starts at 5 p.m. at softball complex

Menís Baseball versus Gonzaga
First pitch at 6:30 p.m. at Shehee Stadium


Menís Baseball versus Gonzaga
First pitch at 2 p.m. at Shehee Stadium

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the big picture

Chaplain accepts new position as Vice President for Student Development

Centenary College announced the appointment of the Rev. Betsy Eaves, Chaplain of the College and Director of the Christian Leadership Center, to the post of Vice President for Student Development effective April 1.

Betsy Eaves
Betsy Eaves

In her new position, Rev. Eaves will supervise student services, religious life, and student life. Student-life programs will be directed by the Dean of Students, currently an open position for which the College is accepting resumes. Rev. Eaves will also continue to serve as the Chaplain of the College.

"Betsy has served her alma mater as Chaplain and Director of the Christian Leadership Center (formerly the Church Careers Institute) since 2002," said David Rowe, President of Centenary College. "Her warm and enduring relationships with students and alumni commend her, especially, for this new role. A perennial student advocate and shrewd administrator, she has distinguished herself as a leader committed to the education of the whole student."

Rev. Eaves is a native of Tennessee and a graduate of Centenary College. After receiving a B.A. in Christian Education from Centenary in 1978, she served as a Christian Educator in a number of United Methodist Churches in the Memphis and Louisiana Annual Conferences, focusing on ministries with youth, children and families.

"I am honored to have this opportunity," said Eaves. "In my eight years as Centenaryís Chaplain, my life has been deeply enriched by the relationships with students who have passed through this institution. I look forward to expanding my connections with these impressive men and women as I serve as their advocate and participate with them in making these important years enriching and meaningful."

Rev. Eaves expects to complete her Master of Divinity through Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill this spring. She is married to Shreveport native Clay Eaves, a local business owner and musician. They are the parents of two daughters, Emily and Ashley.

Professor honored AGAIN

Shelley Armstrong, Ph.D., has once again been honored for her work and contributions in her field by the Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (SDAAHPERD).

Shelley Armstrong
Shelley Armstrong

Armstrong received the Taylor Dodson Young Professional Award at SDAAHPERDís annual convention, held in Myrtle Beach, S.C., February 13. The award recognizes a young professional under the age of 40 in the 13-state district who works and has gained prominence 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.

An assistant professor and Acting Chair of Centenary Collegeís Department of Health and Exercise Science, Armstrong is also an advisor, internship coordinator, and holds the Broyles Research Chair. 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 menís and womenís Cross Country teams since 2004.


Students travel to Bahamas to serve others

Most people traveling to the Bahamas would do so to get away from the cold winter temperatures and relax on the beach. For 15 Centenary students, it would mean packing work clothes along with swim suits as they embarked on a 7-day mission trip to the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.

Working with Bahamas Methodist Habitat, the group worked on two homes; one group worked on a new house trimming out windows, hanging doors, painting and installing cement board for future tile, while the other group scraped window trim, built new porch railings, tiled a shower, and gave the home a much needed fresh coat of yellow paint with blue trim.

The team members included: Laura Vaughan, Betsy Eaves, Anna Connell, Leah Dark, Kayla Klaus, Mary Guerrant, Jason Harris, Justin Kennedy, Laura Martinez, Austin Rinehart, Maegan Shanks, Macy Stockton, Patrick Vaughan, Nathan Yacovissi, and Rick DelaHaya.

Take an eight-minute trip to the islands with the group!

Summer and Smoke takes to the stage Feb. 25ó28 at MLP

Summer and Smoke, the dark tale of passion and lost innocence by two- time Pulitzer Prize winner and classic American playwright Tennessee Williams, plays out on stage tonight through Sunday at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse.

Regular evening performances will run Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. In addition, there will be a matinee performance on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m.

Summer and Smoke

Tickets are on sale at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse box office, with prices ranging from $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 4 p.m. For more information, call 318.869.5242.

The cast for "Summer and Smoke" includes Emily Slazer as Alma Winemiller, Scott Gibbs as John Buchanan, David Fitzgibbons as Reverend Winemiller, Rachel Havird as Mrs. Winemiller, Erik Champney as Dr. Buchanan, Ada Michelle Loridans as Rosa Gonzalez, Andrew Wood as Papa Gonzalez, Abigail Presswood as Nellie Ewell, Lauren Morrison as Mrs. Bassett, Jacob Bates as Roger Doremus/Archie Kramer, Josh Rabalais as Dusty/Vernon, and Colleen Watts as Rosemary.

Come out and enjoy a well-produced show and support the theatre department!

The FORUM takes on the issue of Should Some Art Be Censored Monday, March 1

Dr. Cynthia Freeland
Dr. Cynthia Freeland

The Forum, an annual event that examines a social issue in open-to-the public sessions, will address "Should Some Art be Censored?" during a two-part public series beginning Monday, March 1. The discussion on the intersection of art and morality begins at 7 p.m. in Kilpatrick Auditorium.

Philosopher and author Dr. Cynthia Freeland, chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Houston, will argue that if some art is so bad, so immoral, should it be censored?

The Forum presents the second part of the Forum on Monday, March 8, also at 7 p.m. in Kilpatrick Auditorium. This will be a follow-up to Dr. Freelandís presentation when a group of Centenary students and members of the Shreveport Timesí Citizen Editorial Board will continue the discussion that Dr. Freeland began the previous week.

But is it Art?

Come out and enjoy what promises to be a lively debate!

Life Drawing sessions for professional artists and art students

Life drawing sessions

Artspace® will offer life drawing sessions Thursday nights, March 4, 11 and 25. Sessions run from 6:30ó8:30 p.m. and cost $15. Artists will need to provide their own art supplies, but easels and tables will be available. Please note that these are not classes, but led by a moderator. This is a great opportunity to get more practice and hang out, plus network with fellow artists.

For more information, call 318.673.6535.

in brief


Menís Lacrosse game

The menís Lacrosse team takes on Sam Houston State beginning at 4 p.m. on Mayo Soccer Field


Sunday student film series continues with Sophie Scholl

Sophie Scholl

A screening of the film Sophie Scholl 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.


Grad Fest

Graduation is just around the corner. Stop by the SUB between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and order your announcements, order class rings, and get measured for cap and gowns.

Resume Building Workshop

Need a resume, but not sure where to start? Come learn the basics of resume writing! Come find out how in Jackson Hall, Room 304 from 5:30ó6:30 p.m. Presented by Assistant Director of Career Services, Elizabeth Everett.


Louisiana Teaching Fellows Information Table and Session

Louisiana Teaching Fellows is currently seeking highly motivated, service driven, and passionate individuals who want to make a difference in high-needs classrooms in Shreveport. If selected, you will attend a 6-week training course in the summer and begin teaching THIS fall at a teacherís salary. Stop by the Café between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for more information or stop by the Information session, March 4 at 6 p.m. in Jackson 304.

Stepping Stones Worship

Stop by Brown Chapel for this student-led ecumenical service of praise. Worship begins at 11:10 a.m. and is open to all who seek to encounter God through self reflection, songs, scripture and communion. Service concludes with communion.

Film Society presents Bright Star

Bright Star

The Centenary College Film Series continues with the screening of Bright Star 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.


CAB Casino Night

Fun takes place in Kilpatrick Auditorium from 8ó10 p.m.


Escaped Images Dance Company Concert

Escaped Images, in collaboration with local band, Dirtfoot, present Can Dance: a Dansical for one-night only. The performance starts at 8 p.m. at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse. Reserved seating. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 general admission. Call the MLP box office for more information at 318.869.5242. Read more about it.

Can Dance: a Dansical


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 email or 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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