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August 20, 2010

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Kristen Davis Named Ladies Basketball Head Coach

A familiar face and former assistant women's basketball coach at Centenary, Kristen Davis, was named the new head coach for the Ladies on Thursday, and announced by Director of Athletics, Dr. Tom Tallach.

picture of Kristen Davis
Kristen Davis

"Kristen has done an outstanding job for us as an assistant and is ready for the challenge of being a head coach," said Tallach.

Davis replaces Bojan Jankovic, who resigned earlier this month to pursue another coaching opportunity. After having been a part of the Ladies program for the past two years, Davis becomes the seventh head women's coach in the school's history.

Upcoming Home Events


Men's Soccer

Gents vs University of the Ozarks
Mayo Field at 2pm

5 sep

Women's Soccer

Ladies vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Mayo Field at 1pm

10 sep


Ladies vs Western Illinois
Fitness Center at 7pm

Women's Soccer

Ladies vs Mississippi College
Mayo Field at 7pm

11 sep


Ladies vs IUPUI
Fitness Center at 1pm

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Welcome from Mark Miller to Students

New Folks Around Campus

During the spring and summer months, Centenary welcomed new staff members and congratulated others on new their new positions:

Mark Miller

Mark Miller joined the staff in May as the new Dean of Students coming to the College from Duke University where he served as the director of executive MBA programs.

Warren Clifton

Rev. Warren Clifton '91 is the new Director of Church Relations and joined the staff June 1. He previously served as the Director of Youth Ministries at Saint Luke's United Methodist Church and Associate Pastor of Noel Memorial United Methodist Church, both in Shreveport.

Mike Hemphill

Michael Hemphill, Ph.D., joined the staff in July as the new Provost and Dean of the College. He hails from Little Rock, Ark., where he was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Communications.

This spring, Rev. Betsy Eaves '78 took on a new role as Vice President for Student Development, with Rev. Valerie Robideaux assuming her role as the Director of the Christian Leadership Center.



Student Services was also part of the restructuring of Student Development. Along with his role of Director of Career Services, Dennis Taylor assumed the additional role as Senior Director of Student Services. In this new position, he will oversee Campus Recreation, Career Services, Counseling & Disability Services, and Health Services.

Nicole Turner '09 has accepted the full time staff position of Assistant Director of Campus Recreation. She supervises all Fitness Center Staff and Intramural Officials. Nicole is also responsible for scheduling all programs and activities associated with the Fitness Center.



Secretary of Phi Beta Kappa Society key speaker at Convocation Tuesday, Aug. 24

John Churchill
John Churchill

John Churchill, Secretary of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, will be the featured speaker at the annual President's Convocation Tuesday beginning at 11:10 a.m. in Brown Chapel. Churchill will speak at the traditional annual convocation that launches the new academic year and offers special recognition to the new incoming students and the year's graduating class. He serves as the Society's chief executive officer and the head of its national office. Prior to his appointment in 2001, he served as the vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Hendrix College, where he also served as professor of philosophy and twice as interim president.

New Students Photos from Best Week Ever

And, we also took a shot of the entire Class of 2014:

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College Store to Raffle Off Prizes

Stop by the Centenary College Store and register for some of the cool prizes given away. Prizes include five $20 Bookstore gift certificates, a backpack filled with school supplies and a Trek 7000 Hybrid bicycle! Drawing takes place Friday, August 27, so register today!

This bicycle could be yours!

College Receives National Recognition

Centenary a Top Choice for 2011

The spotlight was on Centenary during the month of August when two national publications named the College to their annual lists. The Princeton Review named Centenary as a "Best Southeastern College" and one of the "Best 373 Colleges" in the country for undergraduate education. This was followed a week later when Forbes.com named the College as one of "America's Best Colleges" for 2010. People around the country are taking notice of Centenary College of Louisiana!

Pick up a Good Book at the 24th Annual Book Bazaar Sept. 10 and 11

Looking for a good read? Strapped for cash?

Book Bazaar Poster

Then stop by the Gold Dome for the 24th Annual Book Bazaar! Presented by the Centenary College Muses, more than 70,000 books, records, CDs, videos and more will be on sale during the two-day sale. Prices start at just a quarter with most prices under $5! Hours are Friday, Sept. 10 from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, everything is half price. Don't miss this annual tradition!

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in brief

20 Fri

Party like a Rock Star

Student Union Building, 8pm
Come out and party with the Centenary Activities Board then head out for a game of dodge ball!

21 Sat

Living the College Life: Life in the Real World

Kilpatrick Auditorium, 1:30pm
Life in the real world can be a blast, especially in college. Make sure you're prepared and get ready for some laughs.

Tough Talk

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 6:30pm
A moving, hard-hitting look at college life, Tough Talk is a Centenary tradition you don't want to miss!

Walk-in Movie

Whited Room, 9pm
Presented by the BWE mentors, bring a blanket and pillow and unwind at this special movie event.

22 Sun

Back-to-School Bash

Hargrove Amphitheater, 5pm
Dinner, music and fun at the Shell! Don't miss the fun!

Opening Worship Service

Brown Chapel, 6:30pm
Join us for opening worship, a mix of contemporary and traditional music with an inspirational message by Centenary's Chaplain, Rev. Betsy Eaves.

24 Tue

President's Convocation

Brown Chapel, 11am
The academic year starts with this annual tradition. The featured speaker will be John Churchill, Secretary of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

25 Wed

Centenary Connection

The Quad, 5pm
Reconnect with your Orientation group while enjoying a great dinner. Explore opportunities to connect with others and get involved on and off-campus.

Comedian Eric O'Shea

Kilpatrick Auditorium, 7pm
Get ready to witness not only a comedy show, but an EVENT! Eric is the winner of CAMPUS ACTIVITIES MAGAZINE'S "2007 National Comedy Performer of the Year," and veteran performer of more than 1,200 colleges and universities, his CLEAN wit and priceless observations take you through your embarrassing childhood and everyday moments that drive you insane!

31 Tue

Joint Faculty Recital

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm
The Hurley School of Music presents the first recital of the academic year. Dr. Ross Smith (piano), Dr. Horace English (bass-baritone), and assisted by Gay Grosz (piano) will perform together in this joint faculty recital. Free and open to the public.

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