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October 1, 2010

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College to Host Centenary Athletic Day for Prospective Student-Athletes

Centenary College will host Athletic Day Open House on Saturday, Oct. 23 for prospective student-athletes who are interested in becoming a member of one of the Ladies and Gents athletic programs.

As Centenary prepares to transition from NCAA Division I athletics to NCAA Division III athletics, this event will allow prospective student-athletes to meet coaches, learn about academic scholarships and financial aid, as well as receive a tour of campus.

PREVIEW: Volleyball Set to Play ORU in Gold Dome

After compiling one of its best offensive performances last time out, the Centenary volleyball team looks to rebound as it hosts Oral Roberts Saturday at 7 pm in the Gold Dome.

The Ladies (3-10, 0-6 Summit) continue to search for their first Summit League win as they have dropped the last six contests.

PREVIEW: Gents Soccer Back Home to Host WIU


After spending the last month on the road, the Centenary men's soccer team will return home to host Western Illinois Saturday in Summit League action. Game time is slated for 7 pm on Mayo Field.

The Gents (0-4-1, 0-0-1 Summit) are still looking for their first win of the season as they recorded their best performance of the season in a 1-1 draw against Oral Roberts last week.

Centenary is led offensively by senior Heath Cox with six total points on a team-best three goals, while juniors Aaron Bergman and Tate McIntyre each have three points on one goal and one assist.

PREVIEW: Ladies Soccer Opens Summit League Play at Home

The Centenary women's soccer team opens Summit League play Saturday when it takes on Oral Roberts at 1 pm on Mayo Field.


The Ladies (3-6-0) are looking to snap a two game road skid when facing the Golden Eagles (5-4-0) this weekend. Centenary is coming off of two tough losses to Mississippi Valley State and Jackson State, where they were shutout in both contests.

Leading the way offensively for the Ladies this season is junior Candace Rushing with seven total points on two goals and three assists, while senior Kortney Causey has six points on three goals.

Gents Swimming Picked Second in Preseason Summit League Polls, Ladies Selected to Finish Third

The Centenary men's and women's swimming teams were recognized among the League's head coaches this week as the Gents were tabbed to finish second and the Ladies were selected to finish third in The Summit League's preseason voting.

The Gents received 29 total votes and one first-place nod in the voting. Reigning Men's Coach of the Year Butch Jordan and team look to return 10 of their 11 All-League selections from a year ago.

The Ladies received 23 points and are led by All-League returnees Laura Huning and Hayley Schneider. Centenary was selected third after wrapping up last year in a fourth-place finish.

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Swimming Intrasquad Showcased High Hopes for Season

The Centenary swimming teams combined to take participate in its annual Maroon and White Intrasquad Meet on Saturday afternoon to showcase the talent for the upcoming season. The White team edged the White, 128-126.


The Ladies received an all-around great performance as freshman Rachel Olson recorded her name in the Top 10 Times in the 100 Back (1:02.35) and the 200 IM (2:13.02) where she was victorious.

Opening up the day with a win in the 200 yard medley relay was Kate Rivers, Brittany Wilkens, Olson, and Hayley Schneider of the White team with a time of 1:55.54.

Lauren Lassiter captured first in the 50 yard Back (29.51), while Cassie Cloutet took first in the 200 yard Free (1:59.53).

Wilkens secured a victory in the 100 yard Breast (1:10.13) and the 50 yard Breast (33.39) and Schneider won the 50 yard Butterfly (28.42). Also, taking top honors in their respective events were Michelle Gaubert in the 50 yard Free (25.93) and Laura Huning in the 100 yard Butterfly (1:02.59).

In the 200 yard Freestyle relay, Cloutet, Gaubert, Huning and Allison Jones of the Maroon team won with a time of 1:44.68.

For the Gents, the Maroon 200 yard medley relay team of Peter Henry, Ryne Smith, Devin Ross, and Anthony LeBlanc took first in 1:37.11.

Several Gents captured first in multiple events highlighted by Ross Olivier with two wins in the 50 yard Back (25.16) and the 100 yard Back (55.42), while Ross won the 50 yard Butterfly (23.03) and the 50 yard Freestyle (21.41) and John Cefalu finished first in the 100 yard Breast (1:00.52) and the 50 yard Breast (26.95).

Josh Pena captured top honors in the 200 yard Freestyle (1:46.56), while Henry won the 100 yard Butterfly (53.70) and Austin Butler took first in the final event of the day, the 200 yard IM (2:01.34).

Rounding out the relay events for the Gents in first was the White 200 yard Freestyle relay team of Pena, Butler, Cefalu and Caleb McSorley in a time of 1:28.83.

Centenary Finishes 10th at ORU Shootout

The Centenary men's golf team wrapped up play in the Bob Hurley Auto ORU Shootout on Tuesday posting a three-round total of 964 to finish in 10th place.


The Gents (324-320-320, 964) fired a final team round of 320 to finish 79 strokes behind tournament champion, Texas State (301-292-292, 885).

Leading the way for Centenary was senior Greg Berthelot (74-78-74) who managed to shoot a team-low 74 in the final round to finish in a tie for 22nd overall with a 54-hole score of 226.

Ladies Take 12th at ULM Fred Marx Invitational

It was a tough final day of the ULM Fred Marx Invitational for the Centenary women's golf team as they fired a tournament-high 349 in the final round to total 1038 over 54 holes, finishing 12th overall.


The Ladies (347-342-349, 1038) added seven strokes to their second round total to wrap up play 112 shots behind tournament champion Troy University (309-314-303, 926).

Centenary was led by sophomore Kyndal Rose (86-78-82) with a three-round total of 246 for a 41st place-tie. Classmate Justine Kemp (83-84-83) fired a 250 to finish tied for 47th, four shots behind teammate Rose.

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Upcoming Home Events

2 sat

Women's Soccer

Ladies vs Oral Roberts
Mayo Field, 1pm

Men's Soccer

Gents vs Western Illinois
Mayo Field, 7pm


Ladies vs Oral Roberts,
Gold Dome, 7pm

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President Emeritus to Receive Samaritan of the Year Award

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Dr. Webb

President Emeritus Dr. Donald A. Webb will be honored Thursday, Oct. 14 as the Samaritan of the Year by the Samaritan Counseling Center of Shreveport-Bossier for his service to the community that spans more than 20 years.

A United Methodist minister, Dr. Webb immigrated with his family to the United States from England in 1958. He attended Drew University in New Jersey where he received a doctorate degree in theology and worked in the seminary. In 1977, Dr. Webb was invited to serve as president of Centenary College, where he served in that role for 14 years until 1991 and is now president emeritus.

After retiring, Dr. Webb devoted himself to volunteer work and community service. He said that helping children is his main focus.

"Jesus' parable of the Samaritan tells us that the heart of faith and our loving father is to care for his children who need help regardless of religion or race," he said.

He has worked with Volunteers of America, primarily with the LightHouse, tutoring and inspiring young people to fulfill their dreams of pursuing a higher education.

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Camerata and Chorale to Perform Friday, October 8

photo of 2010 Camerata

Camerata, the premiere choral ensemble from the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College, will present their first concert of the fall semester Friday, Oct. 8 at 7:30pm in Anderson Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

This concert offers an eclectic Missa Brevis in which each movement is taken from a different period of music history. Camerata will also be singing a group of American folk songs and a preview piece from each of the upcoming events of the year which includes: The Madrigal Dinner, Messiah, and the All Hebrew Program.

Chorale, the chamber group from Camerata, will feature the Vaughn Williams Serenade to Musicwith a variety of student soloists.

College Transitions to New Method to Help Thwart Identity Theft

thwarting identity theft

Centenary College is doing its part to stop identity theft and has transitioned from using social security numbers as the primary means of identification for its students, staff, faculty and associates.

"The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as nine million Americans have their identities stolen each year," said Zeke Aull, Director of Public Safety. "Centenary College ID numbers are being changed from social security numbers to randomly generated numbers to protect the privacy of those numbers and reduce the threat of identity theft to our community."

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Community Taking to the Streets Around the College for Fresh Water

Walkers will take to the streets around the Centenary College campus Saturday, Oct. 2 for the 3nd Annual March for Maji. The public event begins at Jones Rice Field and takes place from 8am until 1pm

The 410 Bridge

Hosted by the Centenary Women United Women's Bible study group and the Centenary College Chaplains office, the event will raise funds for the non-profit organization, The 410 Bridge and their H204K, Water for Kenya program to help build water wells. The word maji is Swahili for water.

There will be free food and a free concert in the Hargrove Memorial Amphitheatre following the walk, plus prizes for those who complete the most laps around campus.

For more information, contact Laura Vaughan, Religious Life Coordinator, at 318.869.5280

Centenary Folks Bring Unusual Mountain Music to Bossier

picture of Twang Darkly

Centenary web developer Michael Futreal and physics professor Troy Messina will be playing "Atypical Appalachian" music in Bossier City on Thursday, Oct. 7 as part of Villaggio's Art Walk. The show runs from 5:30-8pm and is part of an "outdoor gallery" experience at the Villaggio Lakefront featuring a variety of arts, crafts, and food.

The pair, along with bassist/guitarist Joel Boultinghouse, are appearing as Twang Darkly, a band recently formed to play Futreal's original instrumental music for mountain dulcimer, guitar, and other instruments.

You can get a glimpse of what to expect through Futreal's recording session videos, but the trio format transports the material to a new level, says Futreal. "Troy is a great drummer, and Joel is such a creative multi-instrumentalist. We're able to explore all kinds of new arrangements and improvisational approaches to this material."

listen to "Devil's Stomping Ground," one of Twang Darkly's songs

Great Pumpkin Run for Research: Oct. 30 at Gold Dome

It is time to dust off the running and walking shoes and take part in the 14th Annual Great Pumpkin Run for Research, Saturday, Oct. 30 starting at the Gold Dome.

Pumpkin Run picture

Sponsored by the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, Sportspectrum Race Management and Centenary College, the race-day activities start at 8am with a ½ mile kids run, followed by the 5K run and health walk beginning at 8:30am The flat and scenic course will take place in the neighborhoods behind the Gold Dome.

Pre-registration for the 5K run by October 15 is $15, increasing to $18 until October 29. Race-day registration is $20. The half-mile kids' run registration is $10 before October 15, and then increases to $15. All proceeds stay in the community to support local cancer research. Registration is available online or at Sportspectrum, located at 6970 Fern Avenue at E. 70th Street in Shreveport.

Every pre-registered participant will receive an official 2010 "Great Pumpkin Run" long sleeve T-shirt, with shirts limited to the first 500 registered runners.

Bring Home the Centenary Choir

You now have an opportunity to take the Centenary Choir home! Simply stop by the College Bookstore and pick up a copy of their lastest CD, Things that Never Die. The 17-track disc is on sale now for $15. Get your copy today!

Choir cd cover image

While you're there, check out the latest "Skeeter" gear!

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in brief

1 fri

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.

Anime Film: Princess Mononoke

Jackson Hall, Room 304, 7pm

Sponsored by Conclave. Contact Holly Moore email for more information.

4 mon

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.

Gymnastics Bake Sale

front of the Café and SUB, 8am-4pm

Sponsored by the Ladies Gymnastics team, items for sale include Oreo Balls, cupcakes, cookies, and puppy chow. Cost for items is $1 or less!

5 tue

Schools for Schools bake sale

Bynum Commons Deck Area, 11am

Centenary Schools for Schools will be selling baked goods to raise funds to rebuild schools in war-torn Uganda. Bake sale will also take place on Oct. 6/7.

North Face

Robinson Film Center, 7:30pm

The Centenary Film Society presents the 2008 movie, North Face. The film is rated PG-13 and stars Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas, and Johanna Wokalek. German 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.

6 wed

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 for more information. Local bands start playing at 5pm

7 thu

Evolution: Where do we go from here?

James Hall Lobby, 7pm

The Scientific American announces that human evolution is not over. So, where do they think we are heading? Find this out and more.

National Depression Screening Day

Counseling Center, 11am-1pm

Don't let depression overcome you. Find out anonymously if you are depressed and what to do about it. Contact Ariel Ferguson at 318.841.7234 / email for additional information.

11 oct

Math and Science Open House

Whited Room, Bynum Commons, 8:30am

RSVP Now! The Office of Admissions and the Natural Science Division of Centenary College invites students with interests in math or science. This is an opportunity to meet, check out our state-of-the-art science equipment, sit in on a class, and see why Centenary is one of the nation's best intuitions for undergraduate education and the "best" Southeastern college according to The Princeton Review." Call 318.869.5131 or 800.234.4448 for more information.

Convocation: George Bandy

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 11am

George Bandy Jr. currently serves as Vice President for Sustainability Strategy and Diversity for Interface Americas, the Americas division of Interface, Inc. In his current role, Bandy develops and implements the strategic diversity management initiative for Interface Americas. Required for FYE students.

Orchestra Concert

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

The Hurley Orchestra kicks off the season with Concert #1. Music includes Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten by Arvo Pärt, Rumanian Folk Dances by Béla Bartôk, and Symphony #39 Eb Major, K. 543 by W.A. Mozart. Call 318.869.5235 for more information.

12 oct

The Mickey Finns Concert

Amphitheatre, 6pm

Sponsored by KSCL-FM. The Mickey Finns are upbeat, acoustic/punk, energetic, original and traditional Irish, all with an irreverent touch. Knockout Irish music at its best.

23 oct

Athletic Open House

Whited Room, Bynum Commons, 9am

RSVP Now. With Centenary transitioning from Division I to Division III athletics, it's an exciting time of opportunity for new student athletes. This will be an opportunity to meet coaches and current student athletes, learn about academic scholarships and financial aid, find out about our many academic programs, and tour the campus and athletic facilities. Contact the Admissions office at 800.234.4448 or 318.869.5131 for more information.

2nd annual Think Pink Celebration

Quad (Behind Magale Library), 4-7pm

Hosted by the ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha, this philanthropic event raises money for the Think Pink Foundation which raises money for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. The Think Pink Celebration will include food, games, yogurt eating contests and a live auction. Tickets are $10. For more information contact Mellynn Baker email.

24 oct

Tetrafusion CD release concert

Amphitheatre, 7pm

Shreveport-based progressive metal band Tetrafusion will be in concert at the shell to promote the release their newest album, Altered States. Contact Gary Tubbs for more information at email.

30 oct

Disney Princess Tea Party

Bynum Commons, 2pm

The Centenary Musical Theatre Group presents the 2nd Annual Disney Princess Tea Party. Appearances by Belle, Cinderella, Princess Jasmine, Mulan and more. Proceeds benefit CMGT Musical Theatre Spring Review. Contact Katie Baker at email for more information.

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 318.869.5029 / email for more information.

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