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November 5, 2010

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Heath Cox Tabbed as Offensive Player of the Week

Heath Cox of the Centenary men's soccer team was tabbed as Summit League's Offensive Player of the week announced Monday afternoon after leading the Gents to a 2-0 shutout win over IPFW in their home finale last Saturday.

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Cox

The senior forward earns his second league award of the season after his two-goal performance in Centenary's 2-0 victory over the Mastodons.

The two-goal outing was the second for Cox this season and gave Centenary its first league win of 2010.

For the year, Cox leads the team with six goals and 12 points, including two game-winners.

Baseball Competes in Own Fall World Series

With the fall baseball season coming to an end and the professional baseball season showcasing its always-anticipated World Series, the Centenary baseball team used three Maroon and White Intrasquad games this past weekend to highlight what is expected this coming 2011 season.

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The Gents, under new head coach Mike Diaz, began wrapping up their practice schedule on Thursday evening with a single game, followed by a double-header on Friday afternoon.

"It's the culmination of our fall practices. This is a last fall opportunity for guys to leave an impression on the coaching staff and their teammates," said Diaz.

"One of our staff's most important goal is to get these guys to compete every day in practice and this World Series allows the coaching staff to evaluate who is a competitor and who plays the game the right way."

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PREVIEW: Baseball Geared Up for Busy Alumni Weekend

Baseball poster

Alumni, fans, friends, coaches, and players of the Centenary baseball team will join forces this weekend to participate in multiple events during Alumni Weekend. The annual Curtis H. Stout Golf Invitational will take place on Friday, followed by an Alumni game on Saturday at 3 pm at Shehee Stadium.

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PREVIEW: Volleyball to Play Final Home Matches and Honor Three Seniors

The Centenary volleyball team will conclude the 2010 home slate when it hosts UMKC on Friday at 7 pm and Southern Utah on Saturday at 7 pm in the Gold Dome.

poster of 3 volleyball seniors

The volleyball squad, under first-year head coach Jon Stenman, will recognize seniors Bethany Kern, Bonnie Matak and Michaela Berg and their contributions to the program prior to the start of Friday's contest.

Centenary enters the weekend with a 3-19 overall record and a 0-14 mark against league opponents. The Ladies are coming off two tough road losses against IUPUI and Western Illinois last weekend, as they dropped both, 3-0.

PREVIEW: Gents Soccer Faces Crucial Game in Regular Season Finale

The Centenary men's soccer team will hit the road for its final regular season contest at Oakland on Saturday with a Noon CT kick off time in Rochester, Mich.

The Gents, who enter Saturday with a record of 2-6-2 overall and 1-2-2 in league play are looking for one win to clinch a spot in next week's Summit League Championship.

Centenary is coming off an exciting 2-0 home finale win over IPFW on Saturday as senior Heath Cox netted both of the Gents second-half goals and junior Tate McIntyre contributing with both assists.

Swimming Notches Impressive Showing at Hendrix

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The Centenary swimming teams, again, showed well in the Hendrix Classic and Relay events on Friday and Saturday. After earning several top honors, Centenary combined to capture second place as a team with 665.5 points in the Invite events and second place after Saturday's relay events with a team total of 784.

The Gents earned first place in the Invite events with a score of 363.5 and first in the Relays with 408 points, while the Ladies took third in the Invite with 302 points and second in the Relays with 376 points.

Cross Country Concludes Season in 10th at Summit League Championships

The Centenary cross country team wrapped up the 2010 season at The Summit League Championships on Saturday as the Gents finished 10th with a team score of 299, while the Ladies took 10th as well with a score of 311.

On the men's side in its 8K race, sophomore Miles McDonald led the way with a 54th place finish in a team-best time of 27:52.6. Following him was junior teammate Robert Poole in 56th with a time of 28:04.2.

On the women's side in its 6K race, junior Jacquelyn Batson paced the squad with a 58th place finish and a time of 26:33.9. Following her was junior Bonnie Cook, placing 61st with a time of 27:45.3.

photos of McDonald and Batson
McDonald Batson

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30 sat

Men's Soccer

Gents vs IPFW – Saturday
Mayo Field, 7 pm

5 fri

Volleyball

Ladies vs UMKC
7 pm (Gold Dome)

6 sat

Baseball

Alumni Game
3 pm (Shehee Stadium)

Volleyball

Ladies vs Southern Utah
7 pm (Gold Dome)

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Assistant Director of Financial Aid named Woman of the Year

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Lynette Viskozki, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, was named Woman of the Year at the annual fall conference of the Louisiana Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (LASFAA) meeting in Lafayette last week.

Lynette has been active in the association for 25 years and is currently serving as Treasurer. Lynette graduated from Centenary in 1985 and has been employed since that time in the Financial Aid Office.

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Macbeth Takes to the Stage Friday, Nov. 5

Macbeth poster

The latest version of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted and directed by Emily Heugatter of the Theatre and Dance department, will open November 5 at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on the College campus and run through November 13.

Macbeth will be performed tonight and Saturday, and Nov. 11 – 13 at 8pm, and Sunday, Nov. 7 at 2pm Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military, and $5 for non-Centenary students and children under 12. Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at 318.869.5242.

The play will explore how a once good but ambitious man allows this ambition to lead him into a complete descent into human greed, selfishness and destruction.

"In the story of Macbeth, we see two good people who are blinded by ambition and driven by their love and partnership," director Emily Heugatter said. "Throughout the course of the play, we witness the loss of their humanity through their horrific crimes and the devastating aftermath of their actions."

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Choir Presents Rhapsody in View November 6/7 at Riverview Theater

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The Centenary Choir presents the 62nd Annual Rhapsody in View at the Riverview Theater located along the riverfront in downtown Shreveport. Co-sponsored by the Downtown Lions Club and Centenary College, the concert takes place Saturday, Nov. 6 beginning at 7:30pm and Sunday, Nov. 7 at 2:30pm

The Rhapsody 2010 program delivers this diversity with the theme "Water, World, Witness," embodying images and sounds of change, cultural exploration and transformation.

The concert is co-sponsored by the Downtown Lions Club, with proceeds supporting projects such as sight conservation, Lions Eye Research Foundation, the Northwest Louisiana Lions Eye Bank and the Lions Camp near Leesville, La.

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.

For Centenary alumni, family, and friends, the Alumni Office will hold a reception from 6-7:15pm prior to Saturday night's performance.

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Faculty Piano Recital with Gay Grosz Nov. 8 at Anderson Auditorium

photo of Dr. Grosz

The Hurley School of Music will present Gay Grosz, piano, in recital on Monday, Nov. 8 beginning at 7:30pm in the Anderson Auditorium.

Dr. Grosz will perform Bach's Italian Concerto, Haydn's Grand Sonata in C Major, Fantasiestücke by Robert Schumann and Frederic Chopin's Ballade in G Minor.

Gay Grosz is well known regionally as a soloist, collaborative artist and adjudicator. She is on the piano faculty at the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College of Louisiana where she teaches piano, accompanying and chamber music. Dr. Grosz serves as the principal pianist for the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and is accompanist for the internationally known Nena Wideman Piano Competition each year.

The recital is free and open to the public. For information call 318-869-5235.

Lecture series presents "The Holocaust, Genocides and Democracy" Nov. 9

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Centenary College and the Van Thyn Lecture series presents "The Holocaust, Genocides and Democracy: Explanation and Prevention" Tuesday, Nov. 9 in Kilpatrick Auditorium at 11am with a second lecture at 7pm. The lectures are free and open to the community.

A ceremony will take place prior to the 7pm lecture in recognition of the completion of funding by the Louisiana Board of Regents matching gift for the Rose and Louis Van Thyn Endowed Professorship, with reception following the lecture.

During the lecture, Dr. Rodney Grunes, professor of political science at Centenary, will share his expertise on the Holocaust, and discuss, from a social science perspective, the lessons to be learned from this horrific event, the role of democracy and other factors in explaining later genocides, and what can be done to prevent such mass murders in the future.

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Cullen Jones

photo of Jones at the Olympics
photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones and the "Make a Splash" tour will make a stop at the Centenary College campus November 10. Cullen along with three time Olympic gold medalist, Rowdy Gaines, will speak to the community at a breakfast beginning at 7:30am in the Whited Room of Bynum Commons. He will speak about life-saving learn to swim programs, his personal story of near-drowning and what it took for him to later become an Olympic champion. Later, Cullen will speak directly to hundreds of children at a youth assembly and then give a swim lesson as part of the team's efforts to shine a light on water safety and save lives.

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Chi Omegas hold Make-A-Wish auction Nov. 13

Make-A-Wish poster

In January 2009, seven-year old Aaron become ill and was later diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma, an uncommon type of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma that typically affects children. Doctor's found a tumor in Aaron's colon and immediately sent him to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. They were able to remove the tumor, followed by four months of chemotherapy.

Aaron is now home after spending more than 4 ½ months at the hospital. Today he is attending Turner Elementary School and receives a check-up once every three months.

His one wish while battling the disease was to go to Disney World in Orlando, Fla. With the help on the Chi Omegas, his wish will soon come true.

The Iota Gamma chapter of Chi Omega at Centenary College will hold their 9th Annual Auction, "Become a Genie ~ Grant Aaron's Wish," Saturday, Nov. 13 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Louisiana.

The event will be held in the Haynes Gymnasium of Centenary's Fitness Center from 4 until 6pm and will include a live and silent auction, music and food. The tickets are $5 in advance and can be purchased from any member of the sorority. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the event for $7.

Chi Omega with Aaron

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Did You Miss Garrett Boone's Talk?

picture of Boone

Earlier this week, Garrett Boone, co-founder of The Container Store, spoke to Centenary undergraduate students about "An Entrepreneur’s Journey." His talk was part of a series of events sponsored by the Frost School of Business.

Boone started The Container Store in 1978 with initial cash capital of only $35,000, provided by Boone, his father and architect John Mullen. Today, the company has grown to 48 stores and projected sales of $500 million — quite an entrepreneur's journey indeed.

Listen to Boone's full talk with students on our Centenary Talk coverage of his convocation.

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5 fri

Musician Andrew Parr

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

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

Macbeth

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 8pm

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for non-Centenary students and children under 12. Call the box office at 318.869.5242 for more information.

6 sat

Maker's Fair

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.

Rhapsody in View

Riverview Theater, Shreveport, 7:30pm

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.

Macbeth

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 8pm

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for non-Centenary students and children under 12. Call the box office at 318.869.5242 for more information.

7 sun

Lacrosse Exhibition Game

Mayo Field, noon.

The Gents take on the Ragin' Cajuns from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Carolyn Nelson Exhibit opening

Meadows Museum of Art, 1pm

The exhibition Works from the Collection of Carolyn Nelson will be on display in the museum galleries through January 30 and remain on view throughout the holidays. The exhibit includes two dozen extraordinary works from this Shreveport collector.

Rhapsody in View

Riverview Theater, Shreveport, 2:30pm

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.

Macbeth

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 2pm

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for non-Centenary students and children under 12. Call the box office at 318.869.5242 for more information.

8 mon

Gay Grosz recital

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

The Hurley School of Music will present Gay Grosz, piano, in recital. Dr. Grosz will perform Bach's Italian Concerto, Haydn's Grand Sonata in C Major, Fantasiestücke by Robert Schumann and Frederic Chopin's Ballade in G Minor. Free and open to the public.

9 tue

Van Thyn lecture series

Kilpatrick Auditorium, 11am and 7pm

The Van Thyn lecture series presents "The Holocaust, Genocides and Democracy: Explanation and Prevention." Dr. Rodney Grunes, professor of political science at Centenary, will share his expertise on the Holocaust, and discuss, from a social science perspective, the lessons to be learned from this horrific event.

Summer Research opportunities meeting

Mickle Hall 114, 11am

Representatives from the Louisiana Biomedical Research Network will be on campus and provide information about summer research opportunities at LSU and other state institutions.

Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country

Robinson Film Center, 7:30pm

The Centenary Film Society presents the 2009 movie, Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country. Using smuggled footage, this documentary tells the story of the 2007 protests in Burma by thousands of monks. The film is rated PG-13. English and Burmese w/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.

10 wed

English Department Colloquium

Centenary Room, Bynum Commons, noon.

Professors Dr. Jeff Hendricks and Dr. Steve Shelburne will discuss some of the many versions of Williams Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Chamber Winds Concert

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

Free and open to the public

11 thu

Philospophy Discussion Group

James Hall Lobby, 7pm

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

Macbeth

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 8pm

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for non-Centenary students and children under 12. Call the box office at 318.869.5242 for more information.

12 nov

Hollywood Squares

James Hall Lobby, 9pm

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

Macbeth

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 8pm

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for non-Centenary students and children under 12. Call the box office at 318.869.5242 for more information.

13 nov

Macbeth

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 8pm

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for non-Centenary students and children under 12. Call the box office at 318.869.5242 for more information.

15 nov

Seminar with Brian McLaren

Kilpatrick Auditorium, 9:30am - 4:30pm

The Christian Leadership Center (CLC) will host a one-day seminar featuring Brian McLaren. 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. For more information, contact Jennifer Strange at 318.869.5156.

17 nov

Cantare Women's Ensemble Concert

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

Concert is free and open to the public.

18 nov

CNS professor auction

Kilpatrick Auditorium, 8pm Sponsored by the Centenary Neuroscience Society, this is a chance to bid on one of the department's faculty members! Contact Renee Do at rdo@my.centenary.edu for more information.

The Science of Shopping

Whited Room, Bynum Commons, 11:15am

The Centenary Neuroscience Society sponsors part three of the brown-bag lunch series.

Store Closure

The Bookstore will be closed in the morning for inventory and will reopen as soon as the process is complete.

19 nov

Madrigal Dinner

Scottish Rite Cathedral, 725 Cotton St, Shreveport, 7 pm

The spirit and splendor of the Renaissance comes alive when the centenary Camerata presents Welcome Yule: A Renaissance Madrigal Dinner. Kick off the holiday season with a trip back in time. Feast, make merry and be entertained by the College Camerata and Chorale. Tickets are $45 or reserved table for eight for $500. Call 318.869.5235 for more information.

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