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September 10, 2010

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Volleyball Set for Busy Weekend

Coming off its third win of the season, the Centenary volleyball team will look to improve their short-season record when it faces four different opponents over the weekend, beginning with its home Summit League opener against Western Illinois on Friday at 7pm in the Fitness Center.

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The Ladies (3-2) will host the Fighting Leathernecks, before traveling to the Lady Techster Invitational hosted by Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Centenary will meet Southeastern Louisiana at noon and Louisiana Tech, shortly following at 2pm

After the short trip down I-20, Centenary will return home on Sunday to play host to league foe, IUPUI at 1pm in the Fitness Center.

Both home matches will be held across Kings Hwy. in Haynes Fitness Center due to the Annual Book Bazaar in the Gold Dome.

Ladies Soccer to Host Mississippi College Friday

The Centenary Ladies soccer team returns home to Mayo Field to host Mississippi College on Friday evening at 7pm on Mayo Field.

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Candace Rushing

The Ladies (1-2) are coming off their first win of the season, a 4-0 victory over future ASC opponent, Louisiana College on Tuesday. In that game, Centenary received goals from Candace Rushing, Kortney Causey, Kelly Fossard and Erika Rautio.

Rushing also contributed with two assists, while Allie Cortes tallied her first career assist.

Centenary again plays a future ASC team in Mississippi College.

Gents Soccer Continues on Road

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Heath Cox

Centenary men's soccer will continue is road touring this month as it heads to Nashville, Tenn. for the Mafiaoza's Invitational to face Belmont University on Friday at 6:30pm and Lipscomb University on Sunday at 12:05pm

The Gents (0-1) are coming off a close 2-1 loss at Central Arkansas on Tuesday evening. In that game, Centenary's Heath Cox scored, while teammate Marcos Rodriguez assisted.

Centenary, LSUS, BPCC Combine to Host Fall Baseball League

With the Fall season right around the corner, Centenary head baseball coach Mike Diaz has announced that Centenary has partnered with LSUS and BPCC to host its 2010 Wooden Bat Collegiate Fall League beginning this Saturday, September 11.

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The league is open to high school baseball players and will run every Saturday and Sunday from Sept. 11-Oct. 23/24. Instruction and league information will be shared at 9:00 am on Day 1 (Sept. 11) at Shehee Stadium, home of the Centenary Gents.

Training and games will begin the following weekend, Sept. 18-19. Locations for games will be held at Centenary, Pilots Field (LSUS) and BPCC.

The league cost $175 per player OR $1,200 per team. A team must consist of at least 10 players.

Playing a 12 game schedule over the course of the fall, each weekend will consist of defensive and offensive training, pregame warm up and two five-inning wooden bat games all supervised by Centenary, LSUS, and BPCC players and coaches.

For more information regarding the league, contact Centenary baseball at 318-869-5298.

Upcoming Home Events

10 fri

Volleyball

Ladies vs Western Illinois
Fitness Center at 7pm

Women's Soccer

Ladies vs Mississippi College
Mayo Field at 7pm

12 sun

Volleyball

Ladies vs IUPUI
Fitness Center at 1pm

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Shreveport Attorney Henry C. Walker Guest Speaker at Constitution Day Lecture

Centenary College and the Pre-Law Society present the annual Constitution Day Lecture, Tuesday, Sept. 14 beginning at 11am in the Kilpatrick Auditorium. The event is part of a series of academic convocations and related events.

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Henry C. Walker, a prominent criminal law attorney (retired) from Shreveport will be the guest speaker. Walker is a 1968 graduate of the Tulane Law School, and retired after 40 years in the practice of civil rights and criminal defense law. A frequent speaker on constitutional law issues, he continues to work pro bono with the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Right To Counsel Committee of the Louisiana Bar Association, the Domestic Violence Section of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, The Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and locally with Volunteers for Youth Justice.

The event is free and open to the public.

You can find out more about Constitution Day through Magale Library's resource page.

Professor Goes Cyber with Debate

When Socrates and his students engaged in the art of reasoned discourse some 2,000 years ago in the streets of Athens, little could they have imagined that it would eventually lead to inquiry and debate between individuals not even within arm's distance of one another, but perhaps thousands of miles apart and accomplished via the internet.

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Enter Philosophy TV, a video website devoted to philosophical thinking.

Centenary College's own Dr. Kenneth Aizawa is one of the first philosophers to be a part of Philosophy TV. In an episode that goes live on September 16, Dr. Aizawa and Dr. Mark Rowlands of the University of Miami discuss what is called the "hypothesis of extended cognition."

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Professor and Centenary Alumna Contribute to Book

Sociology professor Michelle Wolkomir and Centenary graduate Jennifer Powers '04 have contributed an article to the 2011 edition of Oxford University's edited volume, Inside Social Life: Readings in Sociological Psychology and Microsociology. The book is the best-selling reader in social psychology, and, through their inclusion, Wolkomir and Powers make a contribution to the field that will likely become required reading for many students of social psychology.

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Wolkomir and Powers originally wrote the article, "Helping Women and Protecting the Self in an Abortion Clinic," as a follow-up to original research conducted by Powers as part of her senior sociology project. The work was first published in 2007 in the peer-reviewed journal Qualitative Sociology. "This kind of publication demonstrates the scholarship possible through Centenary's opportunities for one-on-one student-faculty collaboration," said Wolkomir.

Powers went on from Centenary to complete a master's degree in public policy at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

"Skeeter Gear" Available in the Bookstore

You've asked for it and now it's here! Be the first to get your Skeeter Gear at the Bookstore. They now have hats, T-shirts and shorts emblazoned with Skeeter's image. Show your school spirit and stop by the Bookstore and pick up your gear today for Centenary Friday! The Bookstore is open Monday through Friday from 8am until 5pm

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Centenary Film Society Rolls Fall Season

The Centenary Film Society kicked off its 27th year this week of bringing the best in international, independent, and classic cinema to the Centenary and Shreveport community. All screenings take place at the Robinson Film Center starting at 7:30pm and are FREE to members of the Centenary community with valid Centenary ID. Admission for all others is only $5.

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On Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Society presents Terribly Happy (Denmark, 2008; Cast: Jakob Cedergren, Kim Bodnia, Lene Maria Christensen. In Danish with subtitles. 95 minutes. Rated: PG-13).

For more information, call the Robinson Film Center at 318.459.4122.

FREE Tickets Offered for Film Festival

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Centenary Film Society and the Centenary Diversity Committee are offering free tickets to the films at the 2nd Annual NW Louisiana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival for any Centenary student, faculty or staff member with a valid Centenary ID at the door. The festival takes place at the Robinson Film Center from September 10-16.

Click HERE for more information about feature films and show times.

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in brief

10 fri

24th Annual Centenary Muses Book Bazaar

Gold Dome, 4-9pm
Sponsored by the Centenary Muses, this is an annual tradition in the Shreveport community. This year the Muses have collected a more than 70,000 books of all kinds including many first editions, rare books and "treasure chest" items. Don't miss it!

The Invention of Lying

Student Union Lobby, 7pm
Sponsored by the Secular Student Association, The Invention of Lying stars Ricky Gervais, a comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.

11 sat

24th Annual Centenary Muses Book Bazaar

Gold Dome, 9am-4pm
Sponsored by the Centenary Muses, this is an annual tradition in the Shreveport community. Everything is half-price beginning at 1pm!

14 tue

Constitution Day Lecture

Kilpatrick Hall, 11am
Centenary's Pre-law Society presents the annual Constitution Day lecture featuring Henry C. Walker, a prominent criminal law attorney from Shreveport. Walker is the past president of the Northwest Louisiana ACLU and recipient of the Chapter's annual Bill of Rights award.

Stepping Stones Worship

Brown Chapel, 11am
Stepping Stones is an ecumenical student-led service of praise and takes place every Tuesday from 11am until noon.

17 thu

College Democrats Congressional Forum

Bynum Commons, Whited Room, 4pm
The College Democrats host an informal meet-and-greet with the Mayor of Shreveport, Cedric Glover. Contact Nadine Kaskas at 318.458.0909 for more information.

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 318.869.5458 for more information.

18 fri

Drink Deeply, Share Generously workshop

Chapelwood United Methodist Church, Houston
Dr. David Otto, Chair of the Religious Studies Program at the College will be the Keynote speaker. More information.

22 sep

Flu Immunization Clinic

Student Union Building, 11am-1pm
Health Services will provide flu immunizations for students, faculty and staff. Cost is $25 and will be first come, first served. For more information, call 318.869.5466.

23 sep

Magic, Mentalism and Attention

Whited Room, Bynum Commons, 11:15am
The Centenary Neuroscience Society presents this lunchtime discussion with Dr. Barrie Richardson, professional magician and Dean Emeritus of the Frost School of Business. Bring your lunch and find out why we are susceptible to illusions and slight-of-hand.

1 oct

Coffee House

Kilpatrick Auditorium, 8pm
Sponsored by the Chaplain's office and Religious Life. Come out be part of the fun when fellow Centenary students perform stand-up, sing, dance and perform improv. For more information, contact Taylor Gilmour: email.

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