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October 22, 2010

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PREVIEW: Ladies Soccer to Host UMKC, SUU; Honor Four Seniors

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The Centenary women's soccer team will honor its four seniors on Friday at halftime when the Ladies play to host to UMKC at 7 pm on Mayo Field. Centenary will then follow with a Noon-contest on Sunday against Southern Utah to wrap up its 2010 home schedule.

The Ladies enter the weekend contests with a 3-11 overall record and a 0-5 mark against league foes. Centenary is looking to snap a seven game skid, which included all five Summit League falls.

Centenary will celebrate the careers of seniors Catie Depew, Emily McManus, Kortney Causey and Erika Rautio during a halftime ceremony on Friday against the Kangaroos.

PREVIEW: Volleyball at Home for Two

After facing in-state rival, Northwestern State on Wednesday, the Centenary volleyball team will return to the Gold Dome to host Summit League foes, IPFW on Friday at 7 pm and Oakland, Saturday at 7 pm.

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PREVIEW: Swimming Slated to Host First Meet on Saturday

The Centenary swimming teams are slated to host their first meet of the season on Saturday at 2 pm in Haynes Fitness Center. Centenary will host Austin College and Hendrix on both the men's and women's side, while Arkansas-Little Rock will compete only on the women's side.

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PREVIEW: Gents Soccer Travels to IUPUI

The Centenary men's soccer team will gear up for a highly contested game against league leader-IUPUI on Saturday in Indianapolis, Ind. with kick off slated to begin at 1 pm CT.

The Gents enter the contest with a 1-5-2 overall record and a 0-1-2 mark in league play and are still playing for a chance at the Summit League tournament.

Ladies Golf Captures Fourth Place at Rhodes Classic

The Centenary women's golf team captured fourth place at the Rhodes Collegiate Classic with a team score of 670 over two rounds.

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The Ladies (333-337) finished fourth behind Centre College (306-310, 616) in first, Birmingham Southern (327-319, 646) in second and Rhodes (324-328, 652) in third.

Centenary sophomore Kyndal Rose (77-82) led the Ladies with a sixth place finish and a 36-hole score of 159.

McDonald, Batson Lead Centenary Cross Country at Host Invitational

The Centenary men's and women's cross country teams competed among a competitive field in their own Centenary Invitational on Saturday at Disc Golf Course. The Gents finished sixth with a score of 181 and the Ladies took eighth with a total of 191.

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Leading the way in the men's 8K for Centenary was sophomore Miles McDonald with a 19th place finish and a time of 27:24.

In the women's 6K race, junior Jacquelyn Batson continued to pace the Ladies in 30th place, finishing with a time of 27:05.

Volleyball Falls 3-0 at Northwestern State

The Centenary volleyball team battled in-state rival, Northwestern State, in three sets, but would fall in 3-0 on Wednesday evening in non-conference action.

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The Ladies dropped to 3-15 on the season with the loss, while the Demons improved to 11-11. Centenary would suffer a set one loss of 25-17, set two loss 25-19 and set three loss 25-18.

Centenary showed improvement throughout, but was held to a team .061 attack percentage over the course of the match.

Senior Bethany Kern notched eight kills to lead the Ladies offensively, while junior Stevie Kaye added seven. Junior setter Caitlin Neese tallied 20 assists.

"Full Court Press" w/ Coach K

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Kristen Davis

Hello, Centenary supporters. My name is Kristen Davis and I'm the head coach of the women's basketball team. I've been an assistant for the past two years at Centenary and I'm excited to take on my new role as head coach this year. A blog will be posted each Wednesday giving you updates and stories about your Centenary Ladies basketball team.


Women’s Basketball Volunteers at FBC Fall Carnival

The Centenary women's basketball team took a few hours out of their busy preseason schedule last week to volunteer at the First Baptist Church Fall Carnival.

Centenary student-athletes assisted with concession stand, sold Halloween items, worked a cake walk and tested their skills at the karaoke booth.

The Ladies have taken part in this event for several years and use this time for team bonding and to meet and greet with the local community.

"We've volunteered at the First Baptist Church Fall Carnival for the past few years. I think our players have just as much fun working the carnival as the kids participating in it," said Davis.

Upcoming Home Events

22 fri

Women's Soccer

Ladies vs UMKC
Mayo Field, 7 pm (Senior Night)


Ladies vs IPFW
Gold Dome, 7 pm

23 sat


vs. Austin College/UALR/Hendrix
Fitness Center, 2 pm


Ladies vs Oakland
Gold Dome, 7 pm

24 sun

Women's Soccer

Ladies vs Southern Utah
Mayo Field, Noon

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French Ambassador Names Professor Honorary Consul

He was named the Louisiana Teacher of the Year, honored by the city of Shreveport with a day named after him, and inducted into the Ordre des Palmes Academiques, the highest academic distinction given by the French government.

Dana Kress, a French professor at Centenary College, received yet another honor when he was invested as Honorary Consul of France October 14.

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Vimont congratulates Kress

The French Ambassador to the United States, Pierre Vimont, made his first trip to Northwest Louisiana to bestow the title on Dr. Kress, who will now represent the French republic under the authority of the Consul General in Louisiana. In this new role, he will further promote the relationship between the state and France.

"For this to happen to me, is probably the most touching moment in my life," said Kress, who was clearly moved by the outpouring of support from those gathered at the ceremony.

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Think Pink Celebration in the Quad Saturday, Oct. 23

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The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha at Centenary College will do their part to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month when they hold The 2nd Annual Think Pink Celebration, Saturday, Oct. 23 in the "Quad" from 4-7 p.m.

The event will include food, games, yogurt eating contests and a live auction. Tickets for the event are $10 and can be purchased from any ZTA member or at the event.

Don't forget to wear your pink and support this great cause!

Tetrafusion Set to Rock Amphitheatre Saturday, Oct. 23

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Get ready to rock when Tetrafusion takes to the stage at the amphitheatre for their CD release concert, Saturday, Oct. 23 starting at 7 p.m. The concert is FREE and open to everyone!

Established in 2006, Tetrafusion includes Centenary College music theory/composition major GaryTubbs, lead vocals, keyboards, synths; Brooks Tarkington, electric and acoustic guitars and vocals; Mark Michell, seven-string and fretless bass; and J.C. Bryant, drums and percussion.

Tetrafusion is a Shreveport/Bossier-based progressive metal band signed to Nightmare Records. Tetrafusion's blend of complex, technical metal with a highly-intellectual melodic structure offers an eclectic brand of progressive rock and metal along the lines of Porcupine Tree, Rush, Dream Theater, Cynic, Tool and Muse.

The Great Pumpkin Run Takes to the Streets Saturday, Oct. 30

It is time to dust off the running and walking shoes, put on your Halloween costume and take part in the 14th Annual Great Pumpkin Run for Research, Saturday, October 30 at the Gold Dome.

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Sponsored by the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, Sportspectrum Race Management and Centenary College, the race-day activities start at 8 a.m. with a ½ mile kids run, followed by the 5K run and health walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. 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.

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The Container Store Co-Founder to Speak Nov. 4


Garrett Boone, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Container Store, will visit the College campus November 3-4.

Sponsored by the Frost School of Business, Boone will speak to Centenary undergraduate students on "An Entrepreneur's Journey," Thursday, Nov. 4 in the Whited Room of Bynum Commons beginning at 11:10 a.m. The convocation is free and open to the Shreveport-Bossier community.

For more information call 318.869.5141

CLC Presents "A Seminar with Brian McLaren" Nov. 15

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The Christian Leadership Center (CLC) at Centenary College of Louisiana will host a one-day seminar featuring Brian McLaren on Monday, Nov. 15 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Registration is now open to all.

Registration cost for "Servant Leaders as Agents of Social Change: A Seminar with Brian McLaren" is $100; clergy and Centenary alumni, faculty, and staff will receive a $15 discount.

Brian McLaren served as a pastor for more than 20 years, has been active in church planting and networking, and in 2005 was named one of the "25 most Influential Evangelicals in America" by Time magazine. He has written more than 10 provocative books, and stimulated much conversation among clergy and laypersons alike.

Call Jennifer Strange at 318.869.5156 for more information, or visit the CLC's page on the seminar.

Family Fall Festival at Gold Dome; Volunteers Sought

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

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 hot dogs.

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.

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23 sat

Athletic Open House

Whited Room, Bynum Commons, 9 a.m.

With Centenary transitioning from Division I to Division III athletics, it's an exciting time of opportunity for new student athletes. Contact the Office of Admission at 800.234.4448 or 318.869.5131 for more information.

25 mon

Freak Week: The Norman Ng Experience

Anderson Auditorium, 8 p.m.

26 tue

Freak Week: Wizards Chess

Fitness Center, 1-3 p.m.

My Mexican Shiva

The Robinson Film Center, 7:30 p.m.

The Centenary Film Society presents the 2007 movie, My Mexican Shiva. The film is rated R and stars Blanca Guerra, Martha Roth, and Sergio Kleiner. Spanish, Hebrew and Yiddish 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.

27 wed

Freak Week: Butterbeer Pong with Res Life and RHA

Student Union Building, 7:30 p.m.

28 thu

Freak Week: Harry Potter movie marathon and wand making

Whited Room, Bynum Commons, 6 p.m.

Twang Darkly

Villaggio, Bossier, 5:30-8pm

Band featuring Centenary employees plays Atypical Appalachian music at Villaggio Art Walk. For more info, contact email or see Facebook event page.

29 oct

Freak Week: Costume contest and candied apples with SGA

Café deck, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

30 oct

Freak Week: Quidditch

Jones Rice Field, 2-5 p.m.

Disney Princess Tea Party

Bynum Commons, 2 p.m.

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 email for more information.

Maker's Fare

Downtown Shreveport, 10am - 4pm

Local artists sell handmade goods under the covered garage at the corner of Common St. and Texas Ave. Music and food. See Facebook event page for more info.

5 nov

Hurley Presents Andrew Parr

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Parr will perform Bartók’s "Out of Doors" and Chopin’s 24 Preludes, Op. 28. Free and open to the public.

6 nov

Rhapsody in View

Riverview Theater, Shreveport, 7:30 p.m.

The Centenary Choir presents the 62nd Annual Rhapsody in View. The Rhapsody 2010 program delivers this diversity with the theme "Water, World, Witness," embodying images and sounds of change, cultural exploration and transformation. Tickets are $10 in advance ($12 at the door)and may be purchased from any Centenary Choir member, Downtown Lions Club members, at the Hurley School of Music at Centenary, at all Porters Cleaners locations, or by calling 318.869.5235.

7 nov

Rhapsody in View

Riverview Theater, Shreveport, 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 in advance ($12 at the door)and may be purchased from any Centenary Choir member, Downtown Lions Club members, at the Hurley School of Music at Centenary, at all Porters Cleaners locations, or by calling 318.869.5235.

11 nov

Philospophy Discussion Group

James Hall Lobby, 7 p.m.

Discussion will center on "What will future generations condemn us for?"

12 nov

Hollywood Squares

James Hall Lobby, 9 p.m.

The RAs of James Hall will be the celebrities for this fast –paced game of Hollywood Squares. Prizes!

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