Centenary Weekly

March 26, 2010

sports notes


The Centenary gymnastics team will take part in the Midwest Independent Conference Championships on Saturday at 6 p.m. on the campus of Texas Woman's University.

The Ladies will compete among the field of Illinois State, Illinois-Chicago, Southeast Missouri State and host-TWU. Having battled these teams throughout the season, Centenary is still looking for its first team win.

Centenary will open up the championships with a first-rotation bye before hitting the Beam on rotation two and Floor on rotation three. The Ladies will wrap up the meet with the Vault on rotation four and Bars on five.

For live action of the meet, log onto http://www.twuathletics.com.


The Centenary baseball team will return home after having not played at Shehee Stadium for 16 days when they host Binghamton this weekend in a three-game series, beginning Saturday at noon and 3 p.m. followed by a single game Sunday starting at 2 p.m.

The Gents are 7-8 on the season and 6-2 at home. They are coming off a 1-2 weekend in Clarksville, Tenn., where they split games with Georgia State before falling in the final game to Austin Peay.

Cliff Shepard
Cliff Shepard

Centenary is led offensively by senior Cliff Shepard with a .390 clip and a team-best 23 hits and 18 RBI. Junior Derek Dalzell (.444 BA) and freshman Trey McGee (.385) had a solid weekend at the plate, improving their averages in just a few games played.

Leading the way on the bump for the Gents is righty Boone Whiting with a 1.99 ERA and a 1-0 record through 22.2 innings pitched. Righties Justin Kraft (5.32 ERA, 1-3) and David Benson (6.35 ERA, 2-2) will see action this weekend as probable starters for Centenary.


The Centenary softball team battled a solid Stephen F. Austin team to a 7-2 loss on Wednesday afternoon in non-conference play.

Allison Shepperd
Allison Shepperd

The Ladies (8-15) managed to put up six hits against the Ladyjacks (14-8) as senior Allison Shepperd led the way with a 2x4 effort and a run scored. Sophomore Kalyn Harris (1x2, R, RBI) belted her first home run of the season, while juniors Caitlin Cavarra (1x3), Bonnie Matak (1x3) and sophomore Katie Matthews (1x3, RBI) each had a hit.

Sara Dornelas
Sara Dornelas

Junior Sara Dornelas (4.1,7,4,4,1,2) started and suffered the loss after tossing 4.1 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits with two strikeouts.

UPCOMING: The Centenary softball team will face its toughest test yet this season when they travel to play IPFW to play the Mastodons in a three-game series beginning Friday at 2 p.m. The Ladies will then wrap up the weekend with a double-header on Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Ladies are coming off a 7-2 loss to non-conference foe, Stephen F. Austin on Wednesday night as they fell to 8-15 overall and are 2-4 in the Summit League.

Gents Golf

The Centenary men's golf team will host its annual Hal Sutton Intercollegiate Monday and Tuesday at Olde Oaks Golf Club. Competing in the field are: Centenary, Houston Baptist, McNeese State, University of North Dakota, University of South Dakota, and Binghamton University (NY).

There will be an 8:30 a.m. shot-gun start both days. Two rounds will be played Monday and one Tuesday.

Upcoming Home Events


Menís Baseball Double Header versus Binghamton

Games are at noon and 3 p.m. at Shehee Stadium


Menís Baseball versus Binghamton

Game starts at 2 p.m. at Shehee Stadium


Womenís Softball versus Louisiana Tech University

First pitch at 6 p.m. at the softball complex


Menís Baseball versus UT-Pan American

Game starts at 6 p.m. at Shehee Stadium

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the big picture

Dr. Katherine Fell selected as new president for the University of Findlay

The Board of Trustees of the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, announced Thursday, March 25 that Dr. Katherine Fell has been selected to become the 17th president of the university.

Dr. Katherine Fell
Dr. Katherine Fell

Currently the vice president for advancement at the College, Dr. Fell will assume her new duties July 1 and will succeed Dr. DeBow Freed who will retire at the end of the 2009-2010 academic year.

Dr. Fell is departing Centenary after serving the College for 24 years, first as an associate professor of English beginning in 1986 and then as its chief development officer, a position she has held since 2000.

"I am convinced that Dr. Fellís energy, leadership skills, and demonstrated expertise as both a professor and an administrator will enable the University of Findlay to advance its academic programs to a higher level of excellence and achievement," said David Rowe, president of Centenary College. "Kathy has deep roots here at the College and in the community and will be missed. We wish her and Roger all the best as they embark on a new chapter in their lives."

Dr. Fell received her Ph.D. in English from Texas A&M University, her master's degree in English from Louisiana Tech University, and her bachelor's degree from Southern Arkansas University. An accomplished teacher and academic administrator, Dr. Fell has served with distinction while at Centenary College.

"It is a tremendous privilege to be invited to serve as the next president of the University of Findlay," said Dr. Fell. "The University has a very distinguished history, and I am honored to have this opportunity. Centenary will always be dear to me and my family. I am confident that I leave this wonderful college in good hands."

The University of Findlay is located in northwest Ohio with an enrollment of approximately 4,100 students, including 2,800 undergraduate and 1,300 graduate students. The institution changed its name from Findlay College to The University of Findlay in 1989 to reflect the dynamic growth in enrollment and the diversity of academic offerings available, including the addition of graduate programs.

BIG EVENT a success! Centenary College tradition helps Highland

By Icess Fernandez
(Reprint courtesy of the Shreveport Times)

More than 360 people descended on the Highland neighborhood Saturday to clean, rake and paint it like new.

Centenary College's the Big Event brought students, faculty, staff and alumni together to give back to the neighborhood.

"It teaches them (students) a sense of service and helps neighbors in the Highland community that has helped us since we've been here," said Chris Lavan, director of community and intercultural engagement.

The event started three years ago and quickly became a college tradition. Like other Centenary traditions, this one was started by students.

In 2006, the campus' student government association traveled to Texas A&M University for a conference. The campus did a similar project. Alumna Holly Stuart was president then. The first event took two years to plan but once the campus got wind of it, it quickly grew into something bigger than she ever would have expected. On Saturday, Stuart visited.

"I couldn't sleep last night," she said. "I'm so excited to see people really care, and it wasn't just for that first year."

Jennifer Pate, a senior health and exercise science major, is the student director of the event is year. She was also part of the original leadership of the event when it started. She said planning for the event takes about 10 months and starts with a survey of Highland residents.

"We send out mailers to the neighborhood," she said. "At the same time we sign up volunteers on our Web site."

The coordinators visit each site before they choose which ones the volunteer will be working on. The jobs range from yard work to painting and basic repairs. Volunteers are bused to their site. Buses and vans are donated by area churches, Pate said.

Anna Andreen, communications and art major, has volunteered with the event since it began. Volunteering for the event is more than just getting a warm fuzzy feeling, it also helps students get to know other students and people in the neighborhood, she said.

"I study enough during the week and I want to save the weekend for doing something fun," she said. "This is fun. I get to talk to people that live in the house and they are so nice. This is so rewarding."

Big Event Slideshow

Hurley School of Music presents night of music at Anderson Auditorium March 29

Jennifer Carsillo
Jennifer Carsillo

Colin McRae
Colin McRae

Vincent Turregano
Vincent Turregano

Cara Lamb
Cara Lamb

Special guest violinist Jennifer Carsillo and winners from concerto and aria to perform

Centenary College and the Hurley School of Music are proud to present the internationally-celebrated concert violinist, Jennifer Carsillo, in a performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Hurley Orchestra, Monday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium. The concert is FREE and open to everyone.

Carsillo has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Austria, Jamaica and Russia, and has performed recitals throughout the United States and in England, France and Italy.

Also taking the stage will be winners of the concerto and aria competition held earlier this year. This yearís winners are Colin McRae playing Paul Dukasí Villanelle (or Country Girl) for horn and orchestra; Vincent Turregano singing the Countís aria from the "Marriage of Figaro" by Mozart; and Cara Lamb, who will perform the first movement of Mozartís Piano Concerto No. 24 in c minor.

For information, call 318.869.5235.

Centenary in the News

It was a busy week for Centenary students and professors with the media. Kaci Kimball sang "Ave Maria" acappella on KSLA channel 12 for a story on the Supreme Court not hearing a case involving the song at a high-school graduation; Dr. Loren Demerath, Chair of the Sociology Department, spoke with Shelli Briery from NBC-6 on the importance of filling out your Census form; and Drs. David Hoaas and Harold Christensen gave their expert opinions on the high cost of flying out of Shreveport Regional Airport to Ed Walsh of KTBS channel 3.

Take a moment and watch our experts at work!

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in brief


CABís Spring Fling

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

Cline Block Party

Avatar theme with pizza, soft drinks, and face painting. 10 p.m. in the Cline courtyard

Preview Weekend

Crawfish Boil, Crumley Gardens, 4ó6 p.m.
Challenge Games, 6ó7:30 p.m., Jones Rice Field


Vincent Turregano student recital

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Senior Vincent Turregano, baritone, will give his senior recital and include works by Finzi, Mozart, Ives, and others. He will be accompanied by Julius Abrahams of the Shreveport Opera, and Centenary alumna Missy Wise. Turregano and Wise will perform two duets from "Don Giovanni" and "L'italiana in Algeri." There will also be a premier of a Centenary student's work, Costas Dafnis's "When I was a Boy."

Vincent Turregano

Sand Volleyball Tournament

Jones Rice Field starting at 10:45 a.m.


Sand Volleyball Tournament

Jones Rice Field starting at 1 p.m.

Sunday student film series continues with The Rape of Europa

A screening of the film The Rape of Europa 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 Rape of Europa

Christopher Morgan student recital

Feazel Instrument Hall, 3 p.m. Percussionist Chris Morgan will present his senior recital and survey the wide variety of techniques one must learn as a percussionist by featuring music for many different percussion instruments. This will include standard solo repertoire for timpani, snare drum, and multiple percussion. In a more traditional approach, pianist Lisa Ambrose will accompany Morgan as he performs Handelís "Sonata in E for Violin" on marimba. Saxophonist Bob Maynard, bassist Shawn Stroope, and pianist Reuben Reyes will also join him on drum set to perform a rendition of Paul Desmondís jazz piece "Take Five."

Chris Morgan


Film Society presents The Maid (La Nana)

The Centenary College Film Series continues with the screening of The Maid 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 Maid


Healthy Kids Fun Run

Sponsored by the Collegeís 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 around the campus. For more information, contact email at 318.869.5277.


Presidential Inauguration Events

11:10a.m., Chapel Service, Brown Chapel
2p.m., Inauguration Ceremony, Gold Dome
5 p.m., President's Concert, Centenary Wind Ensemble, Hargrove Memorial Amphitheatre
6p.m., Reception, Fais-dodo (Country Cajun Dance Party), Fox Creek Farms, 11958 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport, Casual Country / Denim & Boots


Cheerleading Clinic

Interested in trying out for the cheerleading squad? Come learn the material from 10 a.m. until noon at the Fitness Center aerobic room. Contact email for more information.


Cheerleading Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2010-2011 cheerleading squad. Fitness Center aerobics room from 3ó6 p.m. Contact email for more information.

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