Centenary Weekly

April 30, 2010

sports notes

Whiting, Again, Tabbed as LSWA Pitcher of the Week

Centenary's Boone Whiting was tabbed as Louisiana Sports Writers Association's Pitcher of the Week announced Tuesday as voted on by the state's respective media.

Boone Whiting
Boone Whiting

Whiting earns his second LSWA honor this season after helping the Gents to a 4-1 series-opening win at Oakland last weekend. The Oakdale, Calif. native, worked 7.2 innings, allowing no earned runs on just four hits and two walks.

In the win, Whiting fanned 11 Golden Grizzly batters, notching his fourth game this season where he has retired 11 hitters. The junior right-hander has worked at least 7.0 innings in his last five starts and has recorded a 2-0 record in Summit League play, while improving to 4-1 overall.


Junior Scott Pasket's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning capped a huge 2-1 victory for the Centenary baseball team over I-49 rival, Northwestern State, on Tuesday evening in non-conference action.

Scott Pasket
Scott Pasket

Pasket led the way offensively with a 2x4 performance, driving in both Centenary runs, while junior Alex Todd was 2x5 with a run scored and senior Jeff Ericson was 2x5.

Senior Dakota Robinson (1.0,1,0,0,0,0) tossed the 10th inning, allowing just one hit to earn the win and improve to 3-1 on the season.

Tompkins (8.0,7,1,1,0,4) pitched 8.0 complete innings, giving up one run on seven hits with four strikeouts, but was relieved by senior Jimmy Hoyt (1.0,1,0,0,0,0) who threw the ninth out of the pen, holding the Demons to one hit and escaping the inning on a groundout double-play.

Men's Golf

The Centenary men's golf team rallied to shoot an impressive 298 in its final round of the Summit League Championships held at Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club to wrap up its season in seventh place with a 921 two-day total.

Greg Berthelot
Greg Berthelot

The Gents fired rounds of 312, 311, and 298 on Monday and Tuesday to finish 36 shots out of first place.

Junior Greg Berthelot (76-79-70) concluded the tournament with a -2 under, 70, in his final round for a 225 total and a tie for 12th place overall.

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the big picture

Streamlined BA degree Offers Choices as Faculty Approve New Music Degree Program

The faculty at Centenary College has recently approved revisions to the Bachelor of Arts in Music curriculum which will streamline the general BA in Music degree and add choices in the form of concentrations in specific areas.

The new plan is being submitted to the National Association of Schools of Music for final approval this summer. The first class of students enrolling in the degree would be in the fall of 2010.


"This new redesign of the curriculum is going to allow greater flexibility with the student’s overall academic program," said Dr. Gale Odom, professor of music and Dean of the Hurley School of Music. "This program works for students who desire career paths in music and also for those who wish to continue to study music while preparing for careers in other areas, such as pre-med or pre-law. This degree melds beautifully with Centenary’s liberal arts tradition while maintaining the high quality that the Hurley School of Music has always represented."

Students pursuing a BA in Music may elect to pursue a general program in music, or follow one of four different concentrations; performance, choral music education, sacred music, or composition.

"The concentrations will allow us to build on the existing strengths we have in the School of Music," said Dr. Odom. "Performance and choral music education are currently our most popular areas of study, while the concentration in sacred music is consistent with our Methodist heritage and beautifully complements Centenary’s Christian Leadership Center. Our composition graduates have been extremely successful and we have practicing professional composers on our faculty who make this area of study a perfect fit."

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Centenary’s Camerata and Choral performs Friday. April 30

The Centenary Camerata will perform their final concert of the academic year tonight in Anderson Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m.

"How can I keep From Singing" will be a shared concert of Camerata and Chorale and include a mixture of traditional choral literature of a variety of historical periods.


Camerata will perform music of Bach, Brahms, Schumann, DiLasso and Barber as well as a mix of contemporary composers.

Chorale will feature the Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre. Joining in this performance will be guest artist Jennifer Carsillo playing violin. Carsillo is an internationally-celebrated concert violinist, and 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.

Senior Christine Linschoten will conduct the beautiful O Magnum Mysterium by Victoria that she conducted at the recent American Choral Directors Association Master Class in Memphis, Tenn. She was honored to be selected as a finalist through a conducting competition for this event.

Other students featured in this performance include Camerata members who are also instrumentalists. Lucy Fliegel, flute, and Peyton Davis, oboe will accompany on Randall Stroope’s lovely Song to the Moon.

The concert will conclude with a newly composed setting of the American hymn, "How Can I Keep from Singing," that was arranged by Camerata alumnus Taylor Davis ‘04.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Hurley School of Music at 318.869.5235.

College Recognizes Student Research Forum Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 19th Annual Student Research Forum. They are:

Research Posters

  • 1st place – Kelly Reed - Thymoquinone(TQ) and Cisplatin(CDDP) in a Non-small Cell Lung Cancer(NSCLC) Xenograft Model

  • 2nd place – Dallas Krentzel - Investigation of the Conserved RD Pocket in the CK1 protein kinase family

  • 3rd place – Marco Rajo - Protein Kinase M Zeta (PKMζ) a Modulator of Light-Induced Phase Shifts

Natural Sciences Oral Session

  • 1st place – Kathryn Craigo - Synthesis and In Vivo Testing of Perfluoroalkyl Analgesic Derivatives

  • 2nd place – David Moss - Serration Variability of Teeth in Great White Shark Jaws

  • 3rd place – Jonathan Carrere - The Effects of Methylin and Diazepam on Temperature Tolerances in Gambusia affinis

Social Sciences Oral Presentations

  • 1st place – Anne Zapczynski - Academic Dishonesty

  • 2nd place – Quinn Larwood - Guilty As Charged: An Analysis of the Honor System at Centenary College

  • 3rd place – Kenneshea Allums - Beauty Perceptions Among African-American Women

Humanities Oral Presentations

  • 1st place – Christene Paxton – Freire and Cone: Developing a Liberation Theology Curriculuar Rsource to Raise Critical Consciousness Throught a Not-For_Profit Agency

  • 2nd place – Rachel McConnell-Switzer - From Main Actor to Matron: How the Character Rebekah is Hellenized by Josephus in Antiquities of the Jews

  • 3rd place – Sarah Savage - Panic Behind the Mask: The Spanish Influenza Epidemic of 1918

Strawn’s Eat Shop Now Open Evening Hours

If you’re looking for one of the "South’s best diners," look no further than across the street from the College on Kings Highway. Strawn’s Eat Shop earned that distinction in Southern Living’s November 2009 issue. And starting Saturday, begin their new hours: Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m., and Sunday from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m.


Owner Buddy Gauthier’s must-stop spot is known for its colorful murals (such as George Washington eating Strawn’s pie and a Roman coliseum) and its decadent icebox pies (strawberry is the most popular). Fans say don’t miss the low-fat omelet (served for breakfast and lunch). Made with thin slices of turkey and jalapeño peppers, this delicate dish helps you get over the guilt of eating two slices of strawberry pie.

For more information call 318.868.0624 or visit them in the web at http://www.strawnstoo.com.

Arctic Ecologist Coming to Sci-Port from Alaska May 7-8

Dr. David Klein, Professor Emeritus with the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will visit Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center on May 7 and 8 to present several programs on changes taking place on top of the Earth.

Dr. David Klein
Dr. David Klein

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs through the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS), the programs include:

Friday, May 7

  • Adult Learning Program: An Evening in the Arctic with Dr. David Klein, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 8

  • Educator Training, 9 - 11 a.m.

  • Family Programs, Noon - 3 p.m.

  • Special Antarctica IMAX showing, with Commentaries from Dr. David Klein, 4:15 - 6 p.m.

Sci-Port will present this one-time-only viewing of the IMAX film Antarctica: an Adventure of a Different Nature. Dr. Klein will use the film to discuss the similarities and differences between Antarctica and the Arctic as well as the challenges of arctic ecology, exploration and study.

For general information call 318.424.3466, toll free 877.724.7678 or visit http://www.sciport.org.

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in brief


Gymnastics Fundraiser

The gymnastics team will present a showing of the Pixar film, "up," in the amphitheatre beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Concessions will be sold.

Camerata Concert

Anderson Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. FREE and open to the public.


Senior Recital

Amanda Cassidy Wampler senior clarinet recital. Anderson Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. FREE and open to the public.


Centenary Choir Festival Encore

First United Methodist Church, 500 Common St, Shreveport at 7p.m.


Late Night Breakfast

Let the faculty and staff serve YOU breakfast during this end-of-semester tradition. 10 p.m. in the Café.


SENIOR WEEK activities

A week of fun and friends for the Senior Class of 2010

  • Monday, May 3:

    • Late Night in the Café, 10 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 4:

    • Cap and Gown pickup in the Bookstore, 1-4 p.m.

    • Buffalo Wild Wings on Youree Drive, 6 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 5:

    • Cap and Gown pickup in Bookstore, 1-4 p.m.

    • Karaoke Night at the Symphony House, 6 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 6:

    • Cap and Gown pickup in the Bookstore, 1-4 p.m.

    • Crawfish Boil at the Symphony House, 6 p.m.

  • Friday, May 7:

    • Commencement Review in Brown Chapel, 10 a.m.

    • Senior Celebration Dinner at the Bossier Civic Center, 6 p.m.

  • Saturday, May 8:

    • Commencement in the Gold Dome, 10:30 a.m.


Habitat build in Dallas

CLC is sponsoring a Habitat Build in Memory of Willie Tichenor (Centenary Alum, Taylor Tichenor’s brother). Cost is $40 and includes transportation and lodging. Contact Laura Vaughan at 318.869.5280 for more information.