Centenary Weekly

March 5, 2010

sports notes

Baseball Garners Summit League Player of the Week Honors

Centenary outfielder Cliff Shepard was tabbed as Summit League's Player of the Week after leading the Gents to a four-game sweep of in-state rival, Grambling, this past weekend.

Cliff Shepard
Cliff Shepard

Shepard earns the weekly honor after recording a .500 average (8x16). The senior recorded eight hits and eight RBI, along with four runs, three doubles and a triple.

He also had two stolen bases with an .813 slugging percentage and 13 total bases for a .550 on-base percentage.

Louisiana Sports Writers Association Honors Whiting

Centenary's Boone Whiting was honored as Louisiana Sports Writers Association's Pitcher of the Week after his strong performance in series opener with Grambling last week.

Boone Whiting
Boone Whiting

Whiting, a junior right-hander delivered a magnificent performance on Saturday in Game 1 of a four-game set with the Tigers as he earned his first win of the season.

The Oakdale, Calif. native, tossed an eight-inning gem, allowing five hits, no runs and no walks while fanning seven. He held Grambling to a .172 batting clip through eight complete frames.


The Centenary softball team dropped its mid-week contest, 9-1, to in-state rival, Louisiana Tech in five innings on Wednesday evening in non-conference action.

The Ladies (4-7) produced one strong inning where they connected on all three of their hits to plate one run. At the plate, senior Haley Bassett (1x2) drove in a run, while freshmen Callie Herrington (1x2) and Kelsey Regan (1x1) each picked up a hit.


The Centenary baseball team wasn't able to find its offensive groove in Wednesday night's non-conference contest at Northwestern State, falling 11-2.

The Gents (4-4) managed to put up only six hits, while the Demons (6-2) connected on 11 as Centenary tossed eight different pitchers.

Leading the way offensively for Centenary was junior Scott Pasket with a 2x3, one RBI performance, while senior Cliff Shepard belted his second home run of the season. Senior Michael Tompkins (1x3) and juniors Cody Atkinson (1x4, R) and Keegan Acker (1x3) each had a base knock.

Women's Golf

The Centenary women's golf team the Lady Jaguar Invitational hosted by South Alabama in 16th place with a three-round score of 1071.

The Ladies (349-355-367) finished 207 strokes over par and 158 shots behind tournament leader, Memphis (309-300-304, 913) after struggling in their final two rounds.

Freshman Kyndal Rose (89-84-86) was Centenary's top performer with a 259 for 70th place.


The Centenary tennis teams split the match with Louisiana College on Saturday. The Gents took blanked the Wildcats, 7-0, while the Ladies fell 5-2.

Upcoming Home Events:

Baseball Sunday vs Gonzaga @ Noon


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 p.m. at Shehee Stadium


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


Menís Baseball versus Gonzaga
First pitch at noon at Shehee Stadium


Womenís Softball versus Northwestern State University
First pitch at 6 p.m. at softball complex


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


Womenís Softball Double Header versus Oakland
First game starts at 4 p.m. at softball complex

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the big picture

College Named to 2009 Presidentís Honor Roll for Community Service

For the fourth year in a row, Centenary has been named to the Presidentís Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

Presidentís Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

For 2009, the Corporation for National and Community Service honored six colleges and universities with Presidential Awards, 115 as Honor Roll with Distinction members, and 621 schools as Honor Roll members, including Centenary College.

According to Chris Lavan, Director of Community and Intercultural Engagement, students from Centenary and across the country are helping to renew the American spirit through service to others.

Chris Lavan
Chris Lavan

"Here at Centenary, service to the local community is both a central part of the collegeís mission and its academic curriculum," said Lavan. "In my short time here leading the Office of Community, itís been incredible to help develop a service-learning program thatís focused on making a positive difference not only locally but also nationally and internationally as well. Our students truly have the opportunity to not only serve, but to create and lead projects that both change their lives and the lives of others in remarkable ways."

The Service Learning Program at Centenary College has existed for more than 16 years and serves as one of many ways in which Centenary students are given the opportunity to make their own positive difference within the local community.

Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors including the scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.

Neuroscience Students Share Brain Insights at Sci-Port

Thirty-six students from Centenary College will take their research on the road next week as they take part in Brain Awareness Week, an event designed to teach how the brain functions.

The neuroscience students will present topics at Sci-Port: Louisianaís Science Center along with the Red River Chapter of the Society of Neuroscience Monday, March 8; Wednesday, March 10 and Friday, March 12 from 10a.m. until 1 p.m. They will also present from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, March 13.

Brain Awareness Week
Dr. Greg Butcher, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, shows brain samples to students during a presentation at Centenary College.

Topics will range from binocular vision, taste, sound localization, and sensory overload, to memory, the blood-brain barrier, biological timing and more.

Stop by and support our studentís hard work and learn how your brain functions! Sci-Port is located on the downtown Shreveport Riverfront at Clyde Fant Parkway at Lake Street. For information call 318.424.3466 or visit http://www.sciport.org.

Thomas Hundemer to Perform Poetic Sonatas Monday, March 8

French horn performer Thomas Hundemer along with pianist Amanda Roberts will perform Poetic Sonatas in the Anderson Auditorium at the Hurley School of Music, Monday, March 8 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The sonatas are by Paul Hindemith, Eric Ewazen and a world premiere by Monroe composer John Goss. The program also includes Reverie by Alexander Glazunov, and Hundemer's Gently Weep for horn with electronic echo.

Thomas Hundemer
Thomas Hundemer

Hundemer, a native of Bogalusa, La., is Instructor of Horn at the College, and has been the principal horn of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra since 1983. He has also been a frequent soloist with orchestras in the region. He has performed with many orchestras in the United States and Mexico, among them the Orquesta Sinfonica de Xalapa in Mexico, and the Quad Cities Symphony (Iowa-Illinois). He is also principal horn with the Longview, Marshall and Texarkana Symphonies, as well as 3rd horn with the Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra in Santa Cruz, Calif., 3rdHorn with the Des Moines Metro Opera orchestra, solo horn with the Shreveport Symphony Woodwind Quintet, and co-founder of the New Friends Chamber Players in Shreveport.

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

Poet Stanley Plumly to Receive the 20th Annual Corrington Award

The poet Stanley Plumly, whose most recent book is a "personal biography" of the English poet John Keats, will receive the John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence Tuesday, March 16 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Whited Room.

Stanley Plumly
Stanley Plumly

Corrington medal

Plumly is the 20th recipient of the award, and will read from his own work during the evening event. Sponsored by the Centenary English Department, the event is free and open to the public. A selection of Plumly's books is for sale at the Centenary College book store.

Born in 1939, Plumly grew up in his native Ohio and in Virginia. Educated at Wilmington College in Ohio and at Ohio University, Plumly began his distinguished teaching career as an instructor in creative writing at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 1968. Since 1985 he has taught at the University of Maryland, where he directs the Creative Writing Program.

Plumly is the author of eight books of poetry. The most recent is Old Heart (2007), a finalist for the National Book Award. Articles as well as poems by Plumly appear regularly in such periodicals as The American Poetry Review, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New Yorker. His articles, as Ronald Baughman notes, have made Plumly "an important commentator on and theoretician of contemporary poetry in general."

Named for the novelist and Centenary alumnus John William Corrington ('56), the award takes the form of a bronze medal designed by the Louisiana sculptor Clyde Connell. This year's presentation marks the 20th year of this annual event. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and author of short stories Eudora Welty became the first recipient in 1991. Other Corrington medalists include Ernest J. Gaines, James Dickey, Elizabeth Spencer, Richard Wilbur, Eavan Boland, Michael Longley, and Yusef Komunyakaa.

For additional information contact Centenary Professor of English David Havird at 869.5085 or 869.5254 or by email: email.

Is Your Childís Development at Risk?

KTAL News Channel 6 reporter Jenna Zibton had the opportunity to talk with psychology professor Dr. Amy Hammond about child developmental ability, cognitive development, and emotional development. Watch what she had to say and if your child is at risk.

KTAL coverage

in brief


CAB Casino Night

Fun takes place in Kilpatrick Auditorium from 8ó10 p.m. There will be games such as Blackjack, roulette, and craps. CAB will be giving away $1,500 worth of FREE prizes to students!

Centenary Musical Theatre Group Spring Revue

"Seasons of Life" featuring music from Avenue Q., Les Miserables, Spring Awakening, Rent, Glee, the Last Five Year and more! Anderson Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. This event is entirely produced, directed and performed by students and is free and open to the public.


Centenary Musical Theatre Group Spring Revue

"Seasons of Life" featuring music from Avenue Q., Les Miserables, Spring Awakening, Rent, Glee, the Last Five Year and more! Anderson Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. This event is entirely produced, directed and performed by students and is free and open to the public.


Sunday student film series continues with The Nasty Girl

The Nasty Girl

A screening of the film The Nasty Girl 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.



Part II of the Forumís topic, "Should some art be censored" takes place at 7 p.m. in Kilpatrick Auditorium. This will be a follow-up to Dr. Cynthia Freelandís presentation on the intersection of art and morality when a group of Centenary students and members of the Shreveport Timesí Citizen Editorial Board will continue the discussion. A question and answer period will follow.


3-2 Engineering program subject of lunchtime talk

Want to learn more about the 3-2 engineering program? Stop by Mickle Hall, room 105 at 11 a.m. Richard Lopez will be on campus to share his experiences transferring from Centenary to Washington University in St. Louis as a 3-2 engineering student. If you are interested in this program, this is a great place to start!

Film Society presents Il Divo

Il Divo

The Centenary College Film Series continues with the screening of Il Divo 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.


Escaped Images Dance Company Concert

Can Dance: a Dansical

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.


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.

2010 Louisiana Regional College Career Fair
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Open Mic night

Looking for something to do on a Monday night? Come out to the Alpha Psi Omega Open Mic Night from 5:45ó11 p.m. at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse. The community is encouraged to get up on stage and have fun with poetry, improve, singing, dancing, stand up, etc. Admission is $2 at the door.


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!


CLC fundraising dinner

Mouzon Biggs Jr.
Mouzon Biggs Jr.

The Christian Leadership Center will hold a fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. at Noel Memorial United Methodist Church. Guest speaker is the Rev. Dr. Mouzon Biggs Jr., Senior Minister at Boston Avenue Methodist Church in Tulsa, Okla. A graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana, he holds a Master of Theology degree from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University; a Doctor of Divinity from Texas Wesleyan University; and a Doctor of Humane Letters from Oklahoma City University. Cost is $35 per ticket or $250 per table. Call 318.869.5156 for more information.

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