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August 27, 2010

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Junior Soccer Duo in Blog Mode

Centenary soccer players Candace Rushing and Tate McIntyre will be keeping fans informed this fall season by blogging weekly.

Rushing
Rushing

Rushing, a junior from Memphis, Tenn., plays center midfield for the Ladies soccer team. Sidelined last season due to an ACL injury, she wrote weekly for "On the Sidelines with Candace Rushing". Since getting released to play, Rushing has been looking forward to writing again this season from a different, but not an unfamiliar perspective. Rushing's blog will be updated weekly, every Tuesday at noon.

McIntyre
McIntyre

McIntyre, a junior from Mansfield, Texas resides up top and out wide for the Gents. With speed and craftiness, McIntyre has made a name for himself on the Gents roster. He is excited to blog weekly on behalf of the Gents. McIntyre's updates will be available every Monday at noon.

Stay tuned every Monday and Tuesday at noon for inside looks at the Ladies and Gents soccer teams. The postings will include practice and game updates, getting to know the rosters, travel stories, and more.

Preseason Comes to an End as Soccer Cleats Up for Exhibition Contests

The time has come where Centenary soccer players lace up their cleats and hit the field for game-like preparation in hopes of a successful season to follow. The Ladies and Gents kick off their respective seasons this weekend with away exhibition matches.

The Ladies will open first with a 6 p.m. exhibition start on Friday at LeTourneau in Longview, Texas, while the Gents travel to East Texas Baptist in Marshall, Texas for a 7:30 p.m. Saturday exhibition match.

By facing these opponents, Centenary will get a taste of what the future holds as both LeTourneau and ETBU are members of Centenary's future conference, The American Southwest Conference (ASC).

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Upcoming Home Events

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sep

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

Volleyball

Ladies vs Western Illinois
Fitness Center at 7pm

Women's Soccer

Ladies vs Mississippi College
Mayo Field at 7pm

11 sep

Volleyball

Ladies vs IUPUI
Fitness Center at 1pm

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the big picture

Students Follow Example Of Ants to Develop New Mobile Phone Application

With just a few taps on her cell phone, mathematics major Kathryn Hardey can "drop" real time messages from her current position, notifying others of a garage sale, a hot spot for lunch or even a traffic detour all with a mobile application she helped designed.

Hardey, a junior from Shreveport majoring in mathematics with a computational concentration, is a part of a group of Centenary students designing apps, a field that is growing with the popularity of "smart phones," with this present app ending up in the Google Android™ market.

find out more about the app

Members of the group known as the "Catahoula Coders" developed Pherophone over the summer months, an application that lets its users leave time-sensitive messages at specific GPS coordinates with their phones for others to find. Just like ants who the program was developed after, users can "drop" messages at their current location, letting others know of events, or "sniff" out local messages left by other Android™ users. Drops can be highly concentrated of widely dispersed, and travel fast or slow, spreading up to 15 miles per hour.

READ the full story

Centenary Kicks Off Academic Year with Convocation Ceremony

video highlights from the event

In a scene that has been part of the history of the College, freshman were welcomed by seniors as they passed along the walkway leading up to Brown Chapel on August 25 as part of the traditional President's Convocation.

The event marked the beginning of the academic year, with freshman applauded and escorted into the chapel, followed by the arrival of the faculty and staff dressed in full academic regalia.

Centenary President, Dr. David Rowe, formally welcomed the students, taking note to not only introduce the Class of 2014, but also those who have come before them including the senior class, and the guides and mentors that helped lead them on their first steps of their journey at Centenary... READ the full story

College Names New Director of Alumni Relations (photo)

Saige Wilhite '05 has been named the new Director of Alumni Relations at Centenary College effective September 7.

Saige Wilhite
Saige Wilhite '05

Wilhite replaces Carla E. Alsandor MBA '04 who is leaving Centenary more than six years with the Office of Alumni Relations to relocate to The Woodlands, Texas, where she will be closer to her parents. Alsandor has accepted the position of Director of National Events for a breast cancer charity and plans to maintain a connection with her alma mater by serving as an alumni volunteer in the Houston area.

"I am thrilled to have this opportunity at my alma mater," said Wilhite. "I cherished my time at Centenary as a student, and my relationship with this institution has only strengthened over the past three years through my service as a staff member and liaison to my fellow alumni. I am grateful to Carla for preparing me to assume this new role, and feel my enthusiasm and love for the College will serve our alumni well in the years to come."

She is a Shreveport native and graduated from Centenary in 2005 with a B.A. in Professional Writing Communication and a minor in French. She worked in commercial insurance in Shreveport for nearly two years before returning to her alma mater in July 2007 to assume the role of Assistant Director of Alumni Relations.

Pick Up a Good Book at the 24th Annual Book Bazaar Sept. 10 And 11

Book Bazaar Poster

Hard to believe the Book Bazaar is only two weeks away and that one of the most talked about events on campus has been taking place for almost a quarter of a century! Make sure you 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!

Fitness Center Resumes Normal Hours

The Fitness Center has moved back to the fall hours and is open:

  • Mon-Thu: 6am - 10pm

  • Fri: 6am - 6pm

  • Sat: Noon - 6pm

  • Sun: 2pm - 6pm

Pool Hours

  • Mon-Thu: 11am-2pm, 5-8pm

  • Fri: 11am-2pm, 5-6pm

  • Sat-Sun: 2-6pm

Fitness Center will be closed Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, Sept. 4 - Monday, Sept. 6)

Mindset List for the Class of 2014

Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List. It provides a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall. It was originally created as a reminder to faculty to be aware of dated references, and quickly became a catalog of the rapidly changing worldview of each new generation.

take a look at the Mindset List

To keep things in perspective, the class of 2014 has never found Korean-made cars unusual on the Interstate and five hundred cable channels, of which they will watch a handful, have always been the norm. Since "digital" has always been in the cultural DNA, they've never written in cursive and with cell phones to tell them the time, there is no need for a wrist watch. Dirty Harry (who's that?) is to them a great Hollywood director. The America they have inherited is one of soaring American trade and budget deficits; Russia has presumably never aimed nukes at the United States and China has always posed an economic threat.

College Store Drawing

Congratulations to the winners of the College Store raffle! Kendra Rice won the backpack; Gerhardt Funk, Jaclyn Lopez, Samantha Snyder, Rebekah Bogdanoff and Bradley Trimble each won a $20 gift certificate; and André Lahaye won the grand prize, a Trek 7000 Hybrid bicycle.

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in brief

30 Mon

Design your own milk

James Hall Lobby, 6pm
Come join your friends for this science event that mixes milk with food coloring.

Shreveport Mayoral Forum

Southern Hills Business Center, 9710 Baird Road, 7:30pm
Candidates will answer questions about why they are running and what they plan to accomplish if elected in this public forum. Chris Lavan, Director of Community and Intercultural Engagement, will co-moderate the forum.

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.

Viewing of Historic Centenary College Photographs

Webb Seminar Room, Library, 11am-1pm
The Centenary College Archives and Special Collections presents a viewing of historic photographs recently preserved thanks to funds awarded by the Centenary Muses. Some of the photographs include the baseball team from 1903 and 1909, the football team from 1912, and the Kappa Alpha fraternity from 1897. Contact Chris Brown for more information at 318.869.5462.

SGA Candidate Forum

Bynum Commons, 8pm
The Student Government Association is hosting an election forum for students to meet and ask questions of candidates seeking office.

Biophysics P.H.U.N. discussions

Mickle Hall, Room 114, 11:10am
Can cell phone cause cancer? Find out during the Physics, Health and Understanding Nature discussion. FREE pizza!

2 Thur

College Democrats Meeting

James Hall Lobby, 11:15am
The College Democrats will hold a meeting open to all students. Contact Nadine Kaskas at 458.0909 for more information.

6 Sep

All Greek party

Jones Rice Field, noon
Come celebrate men and women's bid day with the All Greek Party. Food and fun for all!

17 Sep

Nerf Wars

James Hall, 8:30pm
The James Hall Resident Assistants will play a game of Nerf Wars throughout James Hall. All residents are encouraged to take part. Contact Samarra Kinchen at 869.5458 for more information.

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