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September 17, 2010

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Baseball to Host Annual Curtis H. Stout Golf Invitational on Nov. 5; Welcomes Sponsorships

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The Centenary baseball team welcomes golf enthusiasts to participate in its annual Curtis H. Stout Invitational slated for Friday, Nov. 5 at Shreveport Country Club. The annual golf outing allows current baseball players and coaches to meet former players, donors, and the community of Shreveport-Bossier.

The tournament will be formatted as a four-man scramble and will cost $500 per team or $125 per player. Registration will begin at 10am on Nov. 5 with a shotgun start at 11am

Entry fees will cover green fees, cart, beverages, a boxed lunch, snacks, and great prizes for first thru third place, hole-in-one, closest to the pin, longest drive and putting contest.

Following the golf tournament, Centenary will provide fans with its annual Alumni Game on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Shehee Stadium. Time is still TBA.

Along with participation in the events, Centenary also welcomes tournament sponsorships in a variety of forms to benefit the program. To find out more or to register, download the brochure (pdf) or call the Centenary baseball office at 318-869-5298 or 318-869-5095.

Ladies Held Scoreless Against Intracity Rival, LSUS

Facing intracity rival, LSUS, away from Mayo Field, the Centenary women's soccer team struggled to gain any offensive momentum, falling 2-0 at the Swamp in non-conference action.

Centenary (1-4-0) had several opportunities to score, but were challenged by the feisty Pilot squad. The Ladies were outshot 18-14 on the day and were only able to fire off six shots on goal.

Ladies Golf Finishes 13th in Opening Tournament

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Rose

The Centenary women's golf team concluded the Worldlink North Texas Classic in 13th place after shooting a three-round score of 1021 over the last two days.

The Ladies were able to shed two strokes off their second round total, but weren't able to gain any ground, rounding out the 13-team tournament.

Centenary finished 149 shots behind tournament leader and host North Texas (297-291-284) with an 872.

Leading the way for the Ladies was sophomore Kyndal Rose (74-86-79) with a 48-hole score of 239, good enough for a tie for 42nd.

Upcoming Home Events

19 sun

Women's Soccer

Ladies vs Millsaps College
2pm

24 sep

Volleyball

Ladies vs South Dakota State
7pm

25 sep

Swimming

Swimming Intrasquad
TBA

26 sep

Volleyball

Ladies vs North Dakota State
3pm

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Centenary Welcomes Dr. David Brownholland to College and Chemistry Department

Meet Dr. David Brownholland, Centenary's newest addition to the Chemistry Department.

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The new organic chemistry professor comes to the College by way of Washington University in St. Louis where he was involved in post-doctoral research at the school of medicine. He received his Bachelor of Arts in biology and Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of California-Santa Cruz, and his Ph.D. from Purdue University in chemistry.

His philosophy and approach to teaching are simple — he is here for the students and to help them make it through the course.

"My goal is to make organic chemistry not be a swear word," he said. "I want to make it clear to students that I am on their side and that chemistry does not have to be scary. Yes it might be hard, it might be a lot of work, but it can be very relevant to what they want to accomplish, whether that is in chemistry, biology, or going to medical school."

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Penelope's Design: Fourteen Poems Latest Effort by College English Professor

Dr. David Havird, Professor of English, recently published a poetry chapbook, Penelope's Design: Fourteen Poems, a book of original poems.

Winner of the 2009 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize, Penelope's Design (Texas Review Press) is Havird's first published book of poetry. For many years, he has been published in major journals such as Agni, The New Yorker, Poetry, The Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, Southwest Review, The Yale Review, The Texas Review, and online at Poetry Daily.

Havird and his book

Penelope's Design can be purchased at amazon.com and will soon be available in the Centenary College bookstore.

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College Welcomes New Staff Members

The offices of Community and Intercultural Engagement at Centenary College have added two new staff members for the 2010-11 academic year.

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Hemphill

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Parrott

LaToya Hemphill has joined the staff as the new assistant director of the Office of Community. Hemphill is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and received her bachelors in merchandising and consumer affairs with a minor in business administration. She served as the student service coordinator at Blue Cliff College in Shreveport before coming to Centenary. Outside of work, she is an avid music lover with an eclectic taste, listening to everything from jazz to contemporary music.

"I am thrilled to be here and a part of the Centenary community," Hemphill said. "I look forward to getting to know the students, faculty members and staff."

Sara Parrott has been hired as the assistant director of Intercultural Engagement. She holds a bachelor of arts in intercultural studies from Southwest Baptist University. Before coming to Centenary, she spent a semester abroad in the Czech Republic teaching English and learning about the culture. When she is not helping students here at the College, she plays piano and writes music, and is an avid reader of classical literature.

Help "Fill the Office" for Operation Santa Claus

It started last weekend at the Book Bazaar and already we have donations for this year's Operation Santa Claus, including two new bicycles!

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Town Square Media, the Shreveport Fire and Police Departments, and the Bossier Parish Sheriffs Office are sponsoring "Operation Santa Claus" and collecting toys for disadvantaged children in our area. The children, who might not otherwise receive a gift on Christmas morning, are nominated by members of the Fire and Police Departments. Soon the organization will be collecting NEW, unwrapped toys for them to deliver right before Christmas. Items always requested included watches for older boys and girls, MP3 players, headsets, minority dolls and Barbie's, footballs, batteries and of course, games, puzzles and remote-controlled cars.

We would like to try to "Fill the Office" for this cause and asking those who can to drop off a new, unwrapped toy for a boy or girl ages 6 months to 15 years old, to the External Relations office, located in Hamilton Hall, room 124. We will collect toys starting today until Friday, Dec. 10. Then on Monday, Dec. 13 we will don our Santa caps and deliver them to Town Square Media in Shreveport.

Last year through the generosity of the Centenary community, we collected more than 200 toys! Drop off your gifts Monday through Friday between 8am and 4:30pm For more information on how you can help, call 318.869.5073. Help put a smile on a child's face this Christmas.

Tetrafusion CD Release Concert October 23 in the Shell

The Shreveport-based progressive band, Tetrafusion, will play a CD release concert Saturday, Oct. 23 in the Hargrove Memorial Amphitheatre beginning at 7pm.

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The four-member band recently signed with Nightmare Records, said junior music theory/compostion major Gary Tubbs, singer and keyboard player for the group. "This concert marks the group's first album release, Altered State, on the new label, which will be distributed world-wide by Sony's RED music. Students will be able to pick it up at Best Buy when it comes out!"

According to Blabbermouth.net, Tetrafusion's blend of complex, technical metal blended with a highly-intellectual melodic structure offers an eclectic brand of progressive and metal along the likes of Porcupine Tree, Rush, Dream Theater, Cynic, Tool and Muse.

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in brief

17 fri

College Democrats Congressional Forum

Whited Room, Bynum Commons, 4pm
The College Democrats host an informal meet-and-greet with the Mayor of Shreveport, Cedric Glover. Contact Nadine Kaskas at 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 869.5458 for more information.

21 tues

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.

Neuroscience Society Meeting

Mickle Hall 209, 11am
The Centenary Neuroscience Society will hold the second meeting of the year. Elections for officers will be held. A discussion on the first brown-bag seminar will also take place. For more information, contact Renee Do at email.

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

The Robinson Film Center, 7:30pm
The Centenary Film Society presents the 2009 movie Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky. The film is rated R and is in French and Russian with subtitles. Admission is FREE for the Centenary community with valid identification, $5 for general admission. Contact the Robinson Film Center at 318.424.9090 for more information.

22 wed

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 869.5466.

When the Night Comes documentary

Cline Hall Lobby, 8pm
When the Night Comes is a powerful documentary about malaria, one of the deadliest plagues that still ravages mankind. Bobby Bailey, founder of Invisible Children, traces his adventures over the past three years and takes the viewer on an emotional journey. For more information, contact Krista McKinney at email.

23 thu

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 cct

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.

4 oct

Pumpkin Patch

Bynum Commons Deck, 11am
Sponsored by the Centenary Activities Board. Get into the Halloween spirit and stop by the Centenary Pumpkin patch. Choose the perfect pumpkin, decorate and carve it, then enter it into the pumpkin carving contest.

6oct

Raptor Benefit Concert

Anderson Auditorium, 4:45pm
Sponsored by the Yoncopin, the Raptor Benefit Concert is a fundraiser for the Centenary Yearbook. Admission is $5 at the door. Contact Karley Aiken email for more information. Local bands start playing at 5pm.

31 oct

Fall Festival

Gold Dome, 4pm
Sponsored by the Chaplain's office, Student Life and area churches, this is an opportunity to enjoy Halloween in a family friendly environment. There will be games, snacks, music and more! Contact the Rev. Valerie Robideaux at email or 318.869.5029 for more information.

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