Centenary Weekly

March 19, 2010

sports notes

"Meadowview Day in the Park" a Huge Hit for Gents Baseball

The Centenary baseball team once again proved its commitment to the Shreveport-Bossier community by hosting "Meadowview Day in the Park" last week.

The event welcomed Meadowview Elementary school to Shehee Stadium, home of the Gents, to a pre-game celebration prior to last week's contest with Texas College.

Centenary players and coaches took part in the event, allowing students to gain full access to the team's facilities and batting practice. The students were split into teams and were given an assignment to complete, before meeting and garnering the players' autographs.


Emcee and local product senior Dakota Robinson entertained the anxious young crowd with facts about the sport of baseball and Shehee Stadium. The youngsters also received a singing performance of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" by head coach Ed McCann and several newcomers over the PA system.

The Gents also shared their love for baseball with the students by allowing them to run the bases before beginning their pregame warm up.

Centenary is no stranger to the local elementary school as the Gents baseball team helped tutor students from Meadowview earlier this semester for the local standardized LEAP test.


Despite pulling within one run in the top of the seventh, the Centenary softball team fell 4-3 to Louisiana-Monroe on Wednesday evening in non-conference action.

Allison Shepperd
Allison Shepperd

The Ladies (8-11, 2-1 Summit) allowed the Warhawks to gain all four runs on three home runs, even though they out hit ULM, 8-5 on the evening. Centenary senior Allison Shepperd led the Ladies offensively, going 3x4 with a run scored and two RBI as all three hits were doubles.

Junior Sara Dornelas (2x3) had a multi-hit game, while senior Haley Bassett (1x3, R) and sophomores Kalyn Harris (1x2) and Katie Matthews (1x4, RBI) picked up a hit.

Dornelas (4.0,4,3,3,2,1) would suffer the loss and fall to 7-8 on the season after tossing 4.0 innings, allowing three runs on four hits, while fanning one.


The baseball game against No. 23 Texas A&M was scheduled for Tuesday, March 16, but was postponed due to pending inclement weather in the College Station area. Centenary and the Aggies will make up the game on May 12 at 6:35 p.m.

The Gents will travel to Clarksville, TN to play host-Austin Peay and Georgia State on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Women's Golf

The Centenary women's golf team finished in 14th place with a three-round score of 998 at the Jackrabbit Invitational hosted by South Dakota State on Tuesday afternoon.

Jessica Marquart
Jessica Marquart

The Ladies (338-334-326) trimmed 12 strokes off their first round score, but still remained 106 shots behind tournament winner and Summit League foe, Oral Roberts (291-309-292, 892).

Centenary was led by Jessica Marquart (80-80-77) with a score of 237 for a tie for 41st. The senior finished 24 shots out of the lead as Drake's Olivia Lansing (72-70-71) captured first with a 213, a -3 under par.

Men's Golf

The Centenary men's golf team managed to cut 14 strokes off their first round to finish in 12th place with a three-round score of 946 at the Louisiana Tech Bulldog Classic on Tuesday afternoon.

The Gents (322-316-308, 946) got solid play from junior Greg Berthelot (83-76-73) who finished as Centenary's top performer in a tie for 37th with a total score of 232 after trimming three shots to wrap up the tournament with a third-round, one over, 73.

Upcoming Home Events


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

Doors open at 5 p.m. with the meet beginning at 6 p.m. in the Gold Dome. Senior and alumni appreciation night.


Women’s Softball versus North Dakota State

First pitch at noon at the softball complex


Women’s Softball versus Stephen F. Austin State University

First pitch at 5:30 p.m. at the softball complex

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the big picture

BIG Event 3 is Here!

BIG Event3

More than 350 students, faculty, staff, alumni and community volunteers will hit the streets tomorrow when the BIG Event kicks off for a third straight year in the Highlands.

Armed with rakes, brooms, shovels, trash bags and more, the volunteers will canvass the neighborhood and help our neighbors with common household tasks while giving back to the community that has embraced us for more than 100 years.

Student Director Jennifer Pate says that this year the committee has received more than 25 job requests from residents that live near the College for help with household jobs. "We have a lot of jobs and will be working hard to get them all completed," said Pate. "One of the coolest jobs we are working on is to help one resident with a flooding issue. This really is a great opportunity for us to give back to our neighbors!"

BIG Event3

Volunteers are asked to check in at Kilpatrick Auditorium between 7:45 - 8 a.m. then over to the Fitness Center for instructions and transportation to the work sites. Organizers hope to begin work by 9 a.m.

After the jobs are completed, there will be a community picnic at Jones Rice intramural field along with The Battle of the Bands taking place at the Hargrove Memorial Amphitheatre. Both events start at noon.

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

Professor receives Outstanding Educator Award

Dr. Barbara Davis, professor of accounting and finance at the College, has been honored for her work in education and received the 2010 Federation of Business Disciplines Outstanding Educator Award.

Dr. Barbara Davis

Davis, the Samuel Guy Sample Chair in Business Administration, received the award March 5 during the Southwest Finance Association‘s annual meeting held in Dallas, Texas.

"Barbara has been a longtime active member and has held every office in the Southwestern Finance Association," said James Philpot, President of the Southwestern Finance Association. "The membership of the association knows that Barbara works tirelessly for her students, institution and the profession. Her work with the SWFA has assisted colleagues worldwide in furthering their scholarly work."

Founded in 1973, the Federation of Business Disciplines is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization, and held its first meeting in 1974. FBD developed into one to the largest, most prestigious annual meetings for those disciplines common to business administration, and has both national and international constituencies of more than 1,000 college professors from schools of businesses attending its annual meetings.

Centenary music students capture top spots at conference

Three Centenary music students and one recent alumna won prizes at the Louisiana Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference in Pineville, La., March 13.

The Conference brought together schools from the entire state for a day of student singing auditions. Each student performed a variety of vocal repertoire for a panel of judges.

Centenary students winning prizes were: Quin’c’allen Jones of New Iberia, La., 1st Place Freshman Men; Christina Fellows of Vienna, Va., 4th Place Freshman Women; and Donnovan Roe of Monroe, La., 3rd Place Student Adult category. Centenary alumna Nancy Carey, now a Master’s of Music candidate at LSU, won 1st Place in the Graduate Women category.

Donnovan Roe is a student of Janice Aiken at Centenary College. Quin’c’allen Jones and Christina Fellows are current students and Nancy Carey is a former student of Gale Odom.


Brain Awareness Week: Vote for your favorite image

As part of their studies in neuroscience, Centenary students have generated images through the lab portion of their course and now asking you to vote on your favorite image! All images were collected from tissue sections of mouse brain or monkey retina and represent real cells in the mammalian nervous system.

The images were created in conjunction with Brain Awareness Week, a campaign, launched in 1996. The event has united the Society for Neuroscience with The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and a coalition of more than 1,200 science, advocacy, and other health organizations that share an interest in elevating public awareness of brain and nervous system research.

Brain Awareness Week

During the week-long educational blitz, Society members sponsor a variety of educational activities for the general public including lectures, lab tours, classroom visits, and exhibits across North America to demonstrate the importance of basic neuroscience research to the health and well-being of the American public.

See all the images and vote for the best one. Also, take a peek at the brain models they created and images from school and Sci-Port visits.

Nominations sought for Honor Court

The Honor Court is now accepting nominations for the 2010-2011 Court. Candidates must be in junior or senior standing by the fall semester, must have a 3.0 or better GPA, and not have an Honor Court conviction.

The court is looking for highly motivated students who want to make a difference and who understand the importance of Centenary’s Honor Code and the Court’s role in upholding it. Please forward nominations to one of the following people:

Honor Court Chief Justice:

  • Andrew Bowers — email

Faculty advisors:

  • Dr. Chris Ciocchetti — email

  • Dr. Joshua Lawrence — email

  • Dr. Kelly Weeks — email.

Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, March 24.

Catch a FREE movie at Robinson Film Center April 5, 6 and 9

Pushing Hands

Eat Drink Man Woman

The Wedding Banquet

In cooperation with the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Houston, Texas, the Centenary College Film Society and the Robinson Film Center of Louisiana will present a retrospective of the early films of the Academy Award-winning Taiwanese-American filmmaker Ang Lee on April 5, 7, and 9 at the Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas Street in downtown Shreveport. The screenings are FREE and open to the public.

The three films with date and time to be shown include:

  • Pushing Hands (1992), Monday, April 5 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

  • The Wedding Banquet (1993), Wednesday, April 7 beginning at 6:45 p.m.

  • Eat Drink Man Woman (1994), Friday, April 9 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Born in China, raised in Taiwan, and educated in Taiwan and the U.S., Ang Lee first came to prominence in Hollywood with his adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (1995), starring Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant. He has gone on to become one of the world’s most honored filmmakers, having won the Best Director Award by the New York Film Critics Circle for Sense and Sensibility; the Best Foreign Language Movie Academy Award for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2002; and the Best Director Academy Award for Brokeback Mountain in 2005.

For more information on the film series or any of the special events, please contact Dr. Jefferson Hendricks at 318.820.1414 or email, or Chris Jay, Director of Programming and Marketing, RFC, at 318.459.4116 or email.

Recycling coming to Centenary

To go along with the Centenary College "Energy Challenge," recycling is coming to the College. In the near future, residence halls will receive two recycle bins that will be emptied weekly into a larger dumpster. Items that can be recycled included corrugated containers, newspaper, office paper, mixed paper, beverage bottles, magazines, catalogs, mail telephone books and more!

For more information about this program, contact email, James Hall Council Vice President and RHA Housing committee.

Energy Challenge

in brief


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.

Room Lottery

Student Union Building, from 2:30 – 8 p.m.


BIG Event 3

It’s finally here! As a campus wide, student-led event, students, faculty, staff, and alumni all come together to act as neighbors helping neighbors. Check-in at the Fitness Center for transportation.

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. Bands include: Mission vs. Madness, Get Up on Both Feet, Mudflap Junkies, Zama Para, John Calvin, Mr. Christopher and A.J. Haynes and the Monkey Business.

Vive la Chanson!

Marsha Thompson
Marsha Thompson

Hal Lanier
Hal Lanier

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

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


CLC fundraising dinner

Rev. Dr. Mouzon Biggs Jr.
Rev. Dr. 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

Sunday student film series continues with Everything is Illuminated

A screening of the film Everything is Illuminated 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.

Everything is Illuminated

Northwest Louisiana Poetry— Readings and Book Signings

Julie Kane
Julie Kane

Ashley Mace Havird
Ashley Mace Havird

In conjunction with the Second Northwest Louisiana Artists’ Triennial Competition at the Meadows Museum of Art, four Northwest Louisiana poets will be reading from their work. The featured poets are Julie Kane and Ashley Mace Havird. The readings will take place in the museum galleries from 2—3 p.m., with book signings and refreshments from 3—4 p.m.


CAB’s Spring Fling

Dive-in movie, 8 p.m. at the Fitness Center


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

CAB’s Spring Fling

The Floor is Lava, 5 p.m. at the SUB


CAB’s Spring Fling

Comedian Matt Baetz, 8 p.m., Kilpatrick Auditorium


Seminar: It’s a Gas!

Dr. Juan Rodriguez, Chair of the Physics Department, will describe his research on nitric oxide. Sponsored by the Convocations Committee and Natural Science Division, the seminar is suitable for students and faculty members. Mickle Hall, Room 114 beginning at 11 a.m.

CAB’s Spring Fling

Build-A-Bear, 11 a.m., at the SUB

Philosophy Discussion Group

This month, the Philosophy Discussion Group discusses the philosophy of Søren Kirkegaard and the leap of faith. The group meets at 7 p.m. in the James Hall lobby.


CAB’s Spring Fling

Carnival with LIVE bands, 5 p.m., outside the Gold Dome


Hurley School of Music presents a night of music

Jennifer Carsillo
Jennifer Carsillo

Internationally-celebrated concert violinist, Jennifer Carsillo performs the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Hurley Orchestra, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Auditorium.

Also taking the stage will be winners of the concerto and aria competition held earlier this year. They include: Colin McRae playing Paul Dukas’ Villanelle (or Country Girl) for horn and orchestra; Vincent Turregano singing the Count’s aria from the “Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart; and Cara Lamb, who will perform the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in c minor.

The concert is FREE and open to the public. For information, call 318.869.5235.

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