Centenary Weekly

March 12, 2010

sports notes


Derek Dalzell
Derek Dalzell

After defeating Gonzaga in the opening game of the three-game set, 2-1 in extra innings, the Centenary baseball team fell to the Bulldogs 12-5 and 9-2 in the final two contests.

Junior righty Derek Dalzell (2.0,1,0,0,0,1) picked up his first win of the season after entering the tied (1-1) game, tossing 2.0 shutout innings with one strike out.

Cliff Shepard
Cliff Shepard

Senior Cliff Shepard continued his hot-hitting streak, garnering hits in each game for an 11-game hitting streak and a team-best .419 clip.

The Centenary baseball team won its mid-week contest, 11-3 in a rain-shortened, seven-inning game, over Texas College on Thursday evening in non-conference action.

The Gents' (6-6) pitching staff held the Steers (4-19) to just two hits and struck out 10 through seven frames, while the offense connected on seven of their own and took advantage of seven walks and four hit-by-pitches.

Matt Creamer
Matt Creamer

Seven different players picked up a hit for Centenary, led by freshman Matt Creamer with a 1x3 effort, while driving in three runs. Seniors Cliff Shepard (1x3, 2 R, RBI), Michael Tompkins (1x3, R, RBI), Tell Ross (1x2, 2 R, RBI), juniors Alex Todd (1x2, R, RBI) and Derek Dalzell (1x3, R, RBI) and sophomore Jeff Schaffert (1x4, R, RBI) also had hits for the Gents.


Allison Shepperd
Allison Shepperd

Sara Dornelas
Sara Dornelas

Senior Allison Shepperd belted a two-run home run and junior right handed pitcher Sara Dornelas went the distance to propel the Centenary softball team to a 3-1 victory over in-state rival, Northwestern State, on Wednesday evening.

The Ladies (6-9) put up just five hits, but received a solid pitching performance from Dornelas to secure the always exciting non-conference battle with the Demons (10-9).

Junior Bonnie Matak led the Ladies at the plate with two hits and a run scored, while Shepperd finished 1x3 with a run scored and two RBI. Also picking up hits for Centenary were senior Haley Bassett (1x3, R) and sophomore Kalyn Harris (1x3, RBI).

Dornelas (7.0,5,1,0,1,6) earned the win and improved to 6-6 on the season after tossing the distance of 7.0 complete innings. She allowed one unearned run on five hits, while fanning six and walking one.


The Centenary gymnastics team will take on SEMO on Friday at 7 p.m. in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The Ladies haven’t competed since their loss at Illinois-Chicago on February 19.


The Ladies will head to Primm, Nevada for the South Dakota State Invitational on March 15 & 16, while the Gents travel to Louisiana Tech’s Squire Creek Invitational in Ruston, La.

Upcoming Home Events


Men’s Tennis versus Grambling
Matches start at 3 p.m.

Women’s Softball Double Header versus Oakland University
Games are at 4 and 6 p.m. at the softball complex

Women’s Gymnastics versus SEMO
Live WebCast at KSLA.com starting at 7 p.m.


Women’s Softball versus Oakland University
First pitch at 2 p.m. at the softball complex


Women’s Softball Double Header versus North Dakota State
Games are at 4 and 6 p.m. at the softball complex

Women’s Gymnastics versus LSU
Ladies take on the LSU Tigers in the Gold Dome at 6 p.m.


Women’s Softball versus North Dakota State
First pitch at noon at the softball complex

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the big picture

BIG Event 3 is Coming to the Highlands!

Centenary College is gearing up again for the BIG Event!

BIG Event 3

On Saturday, March 20, our students, faculty, staff and alumni will canvass the Highland Historic District and help our neighbors with common household tasks while giving back to the community that has embraced us for more than 100 years.

Event organizers are requesting household jobs from residents that live near the College, and once the job list is compiled, our volunteers will set out and complete the entire task list. Last year, residents of the Highlands area watched as their homes or yards were transformed by Centenary volunteers.

Student Director Jennifer Pate believes the BIG Event is important not only to Centenary, but to the community that surrounds the College.

"Our community is close-knit, caring, and loyal," said Pate. "We have been taught to unselfishly look beyond ourselves and to reach out to the world. This becomes evident as soon as someone steps onto campus; take a look at our curriculum, our passions, and our diversity. The Highlands have supported us from the start, and therefore, not only must we continue to give back, but we greatly desire it. We want to build lasting connections with our neighbors, and aid in the restoration of a vital neighborhood."

For more information on the BIG Event and how you can help, e-mail email or visit http://www.centenary.edu/bigevent.

Residence Life Captures Two Awards at Regional Conference

Residence Life received two awards at the recent Louisiana Association of Housing Officers Conference, capturing the top spots for the Louisiana Female RA of the Year and the Always Hallways Award for Support of Residence Life.

The awards recognized residence life programs and individuals at colleges and universities across the state during the regional Equipping Resident Assistants conference in Dry Creek, La.

Kristin DiGioia
Kristin DiGioia

David Womack
David Womack

Kristin DiGioia, an art history major from Fairview, Texas, was selected as the top female Resident Assistant in the state, an award given to a RA who has served in that position for one academic year, and currently has a 2.5 GPA or better. They must have also excelled in one or more of the areas of academic achievement, community building, programming, leadership development or staff development.

The Always Hallways Award for Support of Residence Life was awarded posthumously to Dean David Womack, an award that recognizes an individual outside of housing/residence life who demonstrates exceptional support of the mission of housing and residence life.

"It’s nice to see that the hard work and dedication that the students put towards Residence Life is paying off not only on our campus, but proving that they are the best of the best throughout the state and country," said Josh Coco, Director of Residence Life. "To have support like we had from Dean David Womack and to have quality Resident Assistants like Kristin DiGioia only makes my job easier to make changes students want."

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Christine Linschoten Honored at Regional Convention

A music major from Centenary College was one of four students chosen to conduct in a master class at the Southern Division of the American Choral Directors Conference earlier this week in Memphis, Tenn.

Christine Linschoten

Christine Linschoten, a native of Baton Rouge, was selected by a panel of judges who reviewed videotapes of conducting students from the eleven-state region that comprises the Southern Division of the ACDA, and had the opportunity to conduct in a special master class at the conference Wednesday, March 10.

Linschoten was joined by the three other winners and conducted a choir made up of eight singers from each of the eleven states in the Southern Division, including three students from Centenary representing the state of Louisiana. They include Peyton Davis from Houston, Texas; Marissa Torrez from Rowlett, Texas; and Ashley Helms from Mesquite, Texas.

O Magnum Mysterium

She is a conducting student of Dr. Julia Thorn, professor of music and conductor of the College’s Camerata. Dr. Thorn knew she would represent Centenary as an outstanding artist on the podium and once again share the distinguished quality of the music program at the Hurley School of Music.

"Throughout my tenure at Centenary I have had many talented students that developed into gifted conductors, but Christine is truly special," said Dr. Thorn. "Her numerous musical skills have contributed greatly to a superior rehearsal technique and her graceful gesture, which we have refined through the three semester conducting sequence, and has established a confidence on the podium that is unique to the undergraduate conductor. I am thrilled for her to have earned this opportunity to conduct in this significant event at ACDA."

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After-Work Concert Takes Place at Anderson Auditorium Monday, March 15

Brian Lewis
Brian Lewis

Pasha Sabouri
Pasha Sabouri

An After-Work Concert featuring guest violinists Brian Lewis and Pasha Sabouri takes place Monday in the Anderson Auditorium on the Centenary College campus beginning at 6 p.m.

Sponsored by the Shreveport Suzuki Parent’s Association, the concert is free and open to the public.

During the concert, they will be accompanied by the Centenary Suzuki School Chamber Orchestra and pianist Larry Meier. The repertoire includes Bach Double Violin Concerto, Tangos! and Bartok Duos.

For more information about this event, call 318-869-5235.

Social Dilemmas, Sustainability and Justice Subject of Convocation March 18

Dr. David A. Schroeder, professor of psychology at the University of Arkansas, will be the guest speaker Thursday beginning at 11:10 a.m. in Kilpatrick Auditorium. The focus of his presentation centers on social dilemmas, sustainability and justice.

David A. Schroeder
David A. Schroeder

According to Dr. Schroeder, issues such as global warming and greenhouse gases, health-care reform, preserving fishing banks in the Atlantic and salmon runs in the Northwest, to saving endangered species and finding alternative energy sources are not only some of the problems and challenges of the 21st Century, but also problems and challenges of the 20th Century that were not taken care of them.

To solve these problems, he states, we must first understand them. While there are certainly technological issues involved, from his perspective as a social psychologist, these problems share a common feature: they are all consequences of human behavior. Perhaps by better understanding the psychological underpinnings of these and other similar problems – problems that are called social dilemmas – we can find effective and efficient solutions.

Make sure to stop by Kilpatrick Auditorium and be part of this interesting presentation.

Vive la Chanson! performs at Anderson Auditorium March 20

A concert of French arias and art songs featuring soprano Marsha Thompson and pianist Hal Lanier takes place Saturday, March 20 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Anderson Auditorium.

Marsha Thompson
Marsha Thompson

Hal Lanier
Hal Lanier

During the concert, works by Gounod, Massenet, Fauré, Delibes and Louisiana Creole songs will be performed. Tickets for the performance will be available at the door and are $20 for adults, $15 for children and students.

Formally trained as a violinist since five years of age at the Centenary Suzuki School, Thompson majored in violin performance at the University of Houston. During her third year of studies, she changed her major to vocal performance, and graduated with a degree in Applied Music. She also studied voice with Marilyn Horne at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Hal Lanier is a well-known musician living and working in Houston, Texas. His three decades of range and experience is broad: from being a conductor on the music staff of Houston Grand Opera, to a five-year collaborative relationship with famed Metropolitan Opera basso Cesare Siepi, or an American tour of Man of La Mancha with Robert Goulet. Currently, he is Principal Coach at the Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston.

For more information, call the Hurley School of Music at 318.869.5235

Centenary in the News

Students from Centenary College's Neuroscience program presented various topics about the brain this week at Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center along with the Red River Chapter of the Society of Neuroscience during Brain Awareness Week.

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

KTBS coverage

in brief


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.

Can Dance: a Dansical

KSLA Webcast to feature Ladies Gymnastics meet

The KSLA.com WebCast is scheduled to present the Centenary College vs. Southeast Missouri State gymnastics meet live from Houck Field House in Cape Girardeau, Mo. The multi-camera WebCast is scheduled to begin at approximately 7 p.m. The live presentation is being provided free of charge with no subscription needed. Visit www.ksla.com 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.

2010 Louisiana Regional College Career Fair
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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 by phone at 318-869-5360.

Escaped Images Dance Company Concert

The performance starts at 8 p.m. at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse. Call the MLP box office for more information at 318-869-5242.

Shreveport Opera presents Puccini's "La Boheme"

Riverview Theater in Downtown Shreveport beginning at 7:30 p.m. Centenary faculty member, Horace English will play the role of Alcindoro, a hapless admirer of Musetta, while Centenary Vocal Performance Major, Vincent Turregano will be playing Beniot, the bumbling landlord, and the Custom House Guard. Call the box office at 318-227-9503 or email for more information.

Vincent Turregano
Vincent Turregano


Escaped Images Dance Company Concert

The performance starts at 2 p.m. at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse. Call the MLP box office for more information at 318-869-5242.

Sunday student film series continues with The Diary of Anne Frank

A screening of the film The Diary of Anne Frank 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.

The Diary of Anne Frank

Meadows Museum of Art Second Northwest Louisiana Artists' Triennial Competition March 2010 Artists' Talks

Artists' Talks 2:15 - 3:15 p.m., Meadows Museum of Art


Open Mic night

Looking for something to do on a Monday night? Come out to the Alpha Psi Omega Open Mic Night from 5:45—11 p.m. at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse. The community is encouraged to get up on stage and have fun with poetry, improv, singing, dancing, stand up, etc. Admission is $2 at the door

Diversity Week: T-Shirt making

The event takes place in Mickle Hall room 114 from 8-10 p.m. Students are encouraged to design a t-shirt that represents diversity to them.


BAW baked goods/trivia

The Neuroscience Interest Group is celebrating Brain Awareness Week by providing baked goods such as cookies and cakes, as well as brain trivia for anyone who stops by the SUB from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Diversity Week: Gender-Bending Day

Students are encouraged to dress as the opposite sex for the entire day. At 11 a.m. on the Café Deck, RHA and Outreach will hold a gender-bending contest for the best dressed "male" and "female."

Everything you ever wanted to know about Algebraic Geometry...

But were afraid to ask seminar takes place from 11 a.m. until noon in Mickle Hall, room 114. Dr. Katherine Brandl will be the guest speaker and discuss her research.

Poetry Reading

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 and read from his own work Tuesday, March 16 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Whited Room. Sponsored by the Centenary English Department, the event is free and open to the public


Dare to Declare

This will provide an opportunity for current students to declare a major and choose an advisor. Departments and upper-class students will be on hand to answer questions. Whited Room from 4—6 p.m.


Diversity Week Celebration

The Celebration takes place in the SUB from 3—5 p.m. There will be interactive booths and music from around the world.


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!

Battle of the Bands

KSCL presents Battle of the Bands 2010. Bands from around the Shreveport area will compete for the top prize. Hargrove Memorial Amphitheatre from noon – 6:30 p.m. Contact Zakk Owens at email for more information.


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.

Meadows Museum of Art Second Northwest Louisiana Artists' Triennial Competition March 2010 Poetry Readings with Book Signings

2-4 p.m., Meadows Museum of Art


Film Society presents The Girl on the Train (La Fille du Rer)

The Centenary College Film Series continues with the screening of The Girl on the Train 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.

The Girl on the Train

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