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October 8, 2010

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PREVIEW: Ladies Soccer Continues Play at Home

After opening up Summit League play last weekend, the Centenary women's soccer team looks to garner its first league win this weekend when it hosts IPFW on Friday at 7pm and Oakland on Sunday at noon on Mayo Field.

The Ladies are 3-7 overall and 0-1 in league play having dropped a 3-1 contest last Saturday to Oral Roberts at home. Centenary is looking to snap a three-game skid as its last win came on Sept. 19 against Millsaps.

PREVIEW: Menís Soccer Set to Host UMKC on Saturday

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The Centenary men's soccer team will look for its first win after recording two double-overtime draws in their last times out when they host UMKC on Saturday evening at 7pm on Mayo Field.

The Gents are 0-4-2 on the season and are 0-0-2 in league play alone. Centenary manages to fire off 11 shots a game and finds the back of the net on average, once a game. Of the six total goals, senior Heath Cox paces the squad with three. Juniors Aaron Bergman, Marcos Rodriguez, and Tate McIntyre each have three points on one goal and one assist.

PREVIEW: Volleyball Begins Four-Game Road Trip

The Centenary volleyball team returns to action on the road this weekend when it makes its first stop on Friday at 6pm CT at Oakland followed by a 6pm CT start time at IPFW on Saturday in Summit League action.

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The Ladies enter the weekend at 3-11 and 0-7 against league opponents.

PREVIEW: Swimming to Compete at Henderson State

Coming off an impressive and hopeful performance in its annual Maroon and White Intrasquad, the Centenary men's and women's swimming team will look to showcase their work against Henderson State on Saturday in Arkadelphia, Ark. at 1pm

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The Gents were recently tabbed to finish second in The Summit League after preseason polls were counted, while the Ladies were selected to finish third after strong efforts in last year's championship.

Cross Country Takes Third and Fourth at NSU Invitational

The Centenary cross country teams took part in the NSU Invitational at NSU Demon Hills Golf Course Monday afternoon as the Gents took third while the Ladies captured fourth overall.

The Gents ran an 8K route and compiled 59 points. Leading the way for Centenary on the men's side was Miles McDonald in fifth place with a time of 27:48.3.

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The Ladies competed in the 6K race, led by top finished Jacquelyn Batson in 15th place overall with a finishing time of 27:38.2.

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.

Upcoming Home Events

8 fri

Women's Soccer

Ladies vs IPFW
Mayo Field, 7 pm

9 sat

Men's Soccer

Gents vs UMKC
Mayo Field, 7pm

10 sun

Women's Soccer

Ladies vs Oakland
Mayo Field, noon

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Attaway Fellow Explores Sustainability during Monday's Convocation

George Bandy Jr.
George Bandy Jr.

Attaway Fellow George Bandy Jr., Vice President for Sustainability Strategy and Diversity for Interface Americas, will speak at Convocation, Monday, Oct. 11 in the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse beginning at 11am The focus of his presentation will be on how companies can be economically successful and environmentally responsible at the same time.

In his current role with Interface Americas, Bandy develops and implements the strategic diversity management initiative for Interface Americas. This involves providing strategic guidance in development and implementation of policies, procedures, action plans, and processes to effectively manage diversity in pursuit of organizational goals and objectives while seeking new business opportunities.

A native of Opelika, Ala., Bandy is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., with a Bachelor's degree in English and a minor in Environmental Business Management, with continued sustainability studies at the University of Houston.

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Centenary Professor to be Honorary French Consul

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Dr. Dana Kress

French professor Dr. Dana Kress, will be installed ceremonially as the new honorary consul of France by the Ambassador of France to the United States, Ambassador Pierre Vimont. The ceremony will take place Thursday, Oct. 14.

Dr. Kress was named to the honorary position by the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, and selected due to his involvement in the development of French language and culture in North Louisiana. As part of his appointment, which is for five years, Dr. Kress will represent the French Republic in North Louisiana (Shreveport, Monroe, and Alexandria) under the authority of the Consul General in Louisiana.

This is not the first recognition Dr. Kress has received while at Centenary. In 1998, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named him the Louisiana Professor of the Year, was honored by the City of Shreveport with "Dr. Dana Kress Day," and received a Special Humanities Award from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. In 2000, French Consul General Bernard Maizeret of New Orleans inducted Kress into membership in the Ordre des Palmes Academiques, a knighthood established in 1808 by Napoleon Bonaparte and the highest academic distinction offered by the French government.

Camerata and Chorale Take to the Stage Tonight at the Anderson Auditorium

Camerata, the premiere choral ensemble from the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College, will present their first concert of the fall semester tonight at 7:30pm in Anderson Auditorium.

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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 Music with a variety of student soloists.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Hurley School of Music at 318.869.5235.

Simulator Teaches the Dangers of Texting And Driving

Did you know that according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, using a cell phone while driving delays a driver's reaction time as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent?

texting and driving simulator in action

To help demonstrate the dangers of texting and driving, a high-tech driving simulator will be on campus to raise awareness of this dangerous trend among today's drivers. The Arrive Alive Tour 2010 will be at Bynum Commons Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 9:30am until 3:30pm

The simulator operates just like a real car and utilizes the simulator, impact video and number of resources to educate the campus community about the dangers of texting and driving. Sensors are hooked up to the wheels, gas pedal and brake pedal. The driver wears virtual reality goggles that show him/her various driving courses. While driving down the course, the driver receives text messages and is given obstacles that he/she must avoid. It is common for drivers to veer off the road and crash.

Make sure you take time on Tuesday to stop by Bynum Commons and see for yourself the dangers of texting and driving.

Centenary Chorale Invite to Sing at National Convention in Chicago

Chorale, the chamber choral ensemble from the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College, has been invited to perform at the National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association, March 11, 2011 in Chicago, Ill.

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Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Julia Thorn, Professor of Music, was selected from an extensive applicant pool of national and international choirs to sing at the prestigious event.

As part of the convention, the ensemble will perform at the inaugural Jewish Shabbat service with Sursum Corda, a professional choir from Birmingham, Ala, and a performing arts choir from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. During the service, each choir will perform a variety of musical styles representing all historical periods individually, singing six pieces each, and combine for several pieces together.

"The convention is a tremendous event with respect to national exposure for Centenary College," said Dr. Thorn. "The audition process is extremely competitive and the choirs that are invited to perform at this level represent outstanding achievement in choral music. This will be a wonderful opportunity for Centenary students to work to achieve the highest level of success as artists as well as be inspired by other very skilled choirs."

poster for Chorale event

The ACDA holds a national biennial conference for 5,000 conductors working with choirs of all age groups in schools, churches, community and professional organizations. The conventions have been the stage for some of the world's best choral groups to share their talents with other conductors.

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Family Fall Festival Event Takes Place at Gold Dome; Volunteers Sought

Methodist Madness, a family fall festival, will take place at the Gold Dome, Sunday, Oct. 31 from 4-7pm The festival is free and open to the public.

poster for Methodist Madness

Sponsored by Centenary College, Grace Community Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church of Shreveport and Noel Memorial United Methodist Church, the event will provide a safe venue for family-friendly games, music, fellowship and fun. There will be activities for children and adults along with a dinner of jambalaya and hotdogs.

Organizers are looking for volunteers to help with set up, activities and clean up. If you or your group can volunteer, contact Rev. Warren Clifton, Director of Church relations at 318.869.5108 or email.

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in brief

8 fri

Anime Film: Appleseed

Jackson 304, 7pm

Sponsored by Conclave. Contact Holly Moore for more information.

Itís-a-me, Mario!

SUB, 8pm

Sponsored by Residence Life. Celebrate 25 years of Super Mario by playing some of his games.

9 sat

Film: Stealth

Jackson 304, 7pm

Sponsored by Conclave. Contact Holly Moore for more information.

10 sun

Chemistry and Physics Fair

Amphitheatre, 5pm

Sponsored by the Chemistry and Physics Clubs, and Residence Life. The sciences of Centenary have joined forces to dazzle everyone in the wonders of Chemistry and Physics.

11 mon

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.

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.

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 tue

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.

REEL Revolutions

Robinson Film Center, 7:30pm

The Mexican mini-film festival begins with La Ley de Herodes (Herod's Law). The three-night event commemorates the 200th anniversary of Mexican independence and the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, and will showcase some of the best of contemporary Mexican cinema. Call 318.459.4122 for more information. Free for Centenary College students with valid ID.

13 wed

REEL Revolutions

Robinson Film Center, 7:30pm The Mexican mini-film festival continues with Como Agua Para Chocolate (Like Water For Chocolate). Call 318.459.4122 for more information. Free for Centenary College students with valid ID.

14 thu

REEL Revolutions

Robinson Film Center, 7:30pm

The Mexican mini-film festival concludes with Solo Con Tu Pareja (Only With Your Partner). Call 318.459.4122 for more information. Free for Centenary College students with valid ID.

19 oct

Rudo y Cursi

Robinson Film Center, 7:30 p.m

The Centenary Film Society presents the 2008 movie, Rudi y Cursi. The film is rated R and stars Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna . Spanish 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.

21 oct

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Whited Room of Bynum Commons, 11:15am Sponsored by the Neuroscience Society. Stereotyping: The Good the Bad and the Ugly. Why do we form opinions about other people based on their appearance, posture, language, and so on? This discussion will focus on why people pre-judge others and experiences.

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.

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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