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December 10, 2010

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Holden Penney Named to LSWA Soccer Team

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Penney

Centenary Ladies Soccer player Holden Penney was recently selected by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) with Honorable Mention honors on the 2010 All-Louisiana Collegiate Soccer teams, announced Sunday.

Penney, a native of Laguna Beach, California, garnered a team-tying best eight points on a consistent effort across the field. At the forward position, Penney notched two goals and dished off four assists this season.

She fired off a team-best 36 shots as 17 landed on goal. Despite facing a mid-season injury that sidelined her for three games, Penney started all 15 contests she appeared in for the Ladies.

A sophomore, Penney fired off the game-winning goal in Centenary's lone league win against UMKC at home on Oct. 22.

Penney was one of 18 student-athletes, representing nine in-state Louisiana institutions that garnered Honorable Mention honors. The 2010 All-Louisiana Collegiate Soccer teams were selected by the state's sports information directors.

PREVIEW: Ladies Return Home for Four; Hosts ULL on Sunday at 2 pm

Back in town from a three road-game stint, the Centenary women's basketball team has returned home for the next four games. The Ladies will be in action in the Gold Dome for a 2 pm tip off against in-state rival University of Louisiana at Lafayette this Sunday afternoon.

Last Time Outs

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Jackson

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Sharp-Moore

The Ladies (0-6) opened up conference play against Summit League foes Western Illinois and IUPUI this past weekend. Although the Ladies played a close game at Western, IUPUI scouted well and took advantage of the Ladies' weaknesses.

Centenary put up a good fight in Game 1 of the weekend as the Ladies only fell by 13 (68-55) to the Fighting Leathernecks. Senior Ashley Jackson totaled 17 points on the night as the leading scorer. The Jaguars of IUPUI proved to be strong, defeating the Ladies 74-46 in a 23-point victory. IUPUI prevailed with 41 bench buckets to Centenary's three. Sophomore Vashni Sharp-Moore performed well all weekend, scoring 15 points at Western and 12 points at IUPUI.

Home Is Where The Heart Is

After playing road games for the past three consecutive games, the Ladies will be playing in front of home crowds for the next four games as the Ladies are scheduled to host ULL on Sunday at 2 pm, Southeastern Louisiana on December 18th for a 2 pm tip-off, Oakland on December 29th starting at 5 pm, and IPFW on December 31st for a 5 pm game time before hitting the road again.

Blogging All Season Long

Be sure to follow head women's basketball coach Kristen Davis as she blogs all season long in "Full Court Press" w/ Coach K every Wednesday on GoCentenary.com. All past blogs are archived on the homepage icon near the bottom of the screen. Check it out.

PREVIEW: Gents Travel to ULM for Saturday Contest

The Centenary men's basketball team will look to garner its first win this season when it travels to ULM on Saturday. Tip-time is set for 6 pm CT in Monroe, La.

Last Time Out

The Centenary men's basketball team wasn't able to fend off a competitive Arkansas-Monticello team late, falling 71-62 on Tuesday evening in non-conference action.

Trotman Triggers Up Double-Dish

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Trotman

Gent Jeron Trotman recorded his second career double-double, scoring 19 points and pulling down 14 rebounds as both were career-bests for the forward. He surpassed his previous high of 13 points which came at IPFW on Feb. 6, 2010. His two-year high rebound total was 11, which came earlier this season against UAM (11/17).

Logan Logs Career-Best At UAM

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Lowery

Freshman Logan Lowery scored 16 points in just 17 minutes of play for the Gents at UAM on Tuesday. The guard shot an impressive 6-of-10 from the floor and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line. Lowery's previous high was 15 points against Northwestern State (11/22).

Upcoming Home Events

12 Sun

Women's Basketball

Ladies vs UL-Lafayette
Gold Dome, 2pm

18 Dec

Women's Basketball

Ladies vs Southeastern La.
2 pm – Gold Dome

28 Dec

Men's Basketball

Gents vs Oakland
7 pm – Gold Dome

29 Dec

Women's Basketball

Ladies vs Oakland
5 pm – Gold Dome

30 Dec

Men's Basketball

Gents vs IPFW
7 pm – Gold Dome

31 Dec

Women's Basketball

Ladies vs IPFW
5 pm – Gold Dome

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Final Call for toys for Operation Santa Claus

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There are only a few days remaining until the elves in Hamilton Hall pack up all the donated toys and deliver them to Operation Santa Claus. With your help and generosity, we have been able to collect more than 50 toys for children in our community that might not otherwise have a present to open on Christmas morning.

The campus has been very generous, but there is still time to spread Christmas cheer around Shreveport and Bossier City. Plus we have it on good authority that Santa’s toy bag still has plenty of room. If you can help, we will be collecting new toys for boys and girls ages 6 months to 12 years until mid-week.

Help us "Fill the Office" in Hamilton Hall during our last few days. Items that are always requested include 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.

For more information on how you can help, call 318.869.5073. Please remember those who are less fortunate and help put a smile on a small child's face this Christmas.

Runners Represent College at Dallas Race

On Sunday, Dec. 5, nine runners from Centenary College toed the starting line along with a record 22,000 other runners to take part in the MetroPCS Dallas White Marathon and half-marathon.

Members of the cross-country team and two alumni members took part in the 26.2 or 13.1 mile race that started in chilly 35-degree weather on a course that took participants around White Rock Lake.

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Batson

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Poole

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Regan

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Trimble

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McDonald

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Micinski

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Marquart

Cross country team members that took part in the marathon included Jacquelyn Batson, finishing in 4 hours 20 minutes; Robert Poole, who blazed through the course at a 6:51 per mile pace and finished in 2:59; Kelsey Regan finishing in 4:51; and Bradley Trimble who crossed the finish line in 3:55.

Those racing the half marathon included Miles McDonald who ran the 13.1 miles in one hour, 17 minutes and took 11th place overall out of 5,692 male runners; David Micinski finishing in 1:26; and Jessica Marquart who finished the course in 1:50.

Two Centenary alumni also represented the College and their former team. Cara Miccoli ’10 finished the half marathon course in 1:32, while Stacy Nelson finished on her heels at 1:36.

Congratulations to all the runners!

BY THE NUMBERS
2:18:40 Men's winner James Kirwa's winning time Sunday in the marathon
$3,000 Men's first place prize money
2:42:30 Women's winner Camille Herron's winning time
1:09:34 Jeff Sadler's winning time in the men's half marathon
1:17:35 McKale Davis' winning time in the women's half marathon
4,374 The number of marathon finishers
9,578 The number of half marathon finishers
1,424 The number of gallons of Gatorade given to runners on the course

Community Gathers for Candlelight Service

On Friday, Dec 3, the Centenary community gathered at Brown Memorial Chapel for the annual Christmas Candlelight Service. The service ushers in the holiday season and is a time for members of the College and community to gather for a night of prayer, song, music and fellowship. The service ended with the traditional singing of Silent Night and lighting of candles. Relive some of the service through lens of a camera.

Calling All Faculty and Staff Performers!

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It’s that time again to sign up for the Sigma Alpha Iota’s Lagniappe concert which will take place Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. Whether you sing, play guitar, accordion or any other musical instrument, this is your opportunity to show off your musical talents.

Faculty and staff members interested in participating should contact Christine Cummings, Sigma Alpha Iota, Eta Lambda Chapter President, at email.

School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Receives National Recognition

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The Centenary CAB has received the Social Program of the Month award by the National Association of College and University Residence Halls for their "School of Witchcraft and Wizardry" week.

The award recognizes programs for their creativity, originality, financial feasibility, percent of attendance and adaptability to other campuses, but also gives recognition to a group of leaders who have created a super program. "School of Witchcraft and Wizardry" took place October 25-30 and included activities such as faculty and staff members in academic regalia, Wizard's Chess, Butterbeer-pong, a heated game of Quidditch and awarding of the House Cup.

NACURH is considered to be the largest student run organization in the world. It is completely student run, in all of the national and regional positions. It brings together over 400 schools from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Qatar. NACURH promotes living on campus as an integral part of the college experience, and strives to provide resources to help member schools create the ultimate residence hall environment and experience.

Congratulations!

Nominations Sought for Outstanding Teacher Award

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Dr. Julia Thorn, associate professor of music and director of Camerata, received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award in 2009.

Each year students and faculty members select a single professor who epitomizes the best of the best who is recognized with the Outstanding Teacher Award. Students, faculty, and staff can submit their nominations for the Outstanding Teacher Award online. Nominations must be received before Friday, Jan. 14, 2011.

A committee of student members will select the deserving recipient, with the award announced during Founder's Day activities on February 3, 2011.

Chicken and Polar Bear Sighted on Campus!

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The Louisiana Special Olympics will be doing a Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday February 12th. Help raise money for a GREAT cause by jumping in Cross Lake... or dare your friends and favorite faculty/staff member to jump in! All it takes to participate is $50 sponsorship, and a lot of nerve. Look for more details soon.

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10 Fri

Mudbug Hockey

CenturyTel Center, 7:05pm

Shreveport/Bossier Mudbugs take on the Mississippi Riverkings. Tickets $17-$36. Call 318.747.2501 for more information.

Christmas in Roseland

Gardens of the American Rose Center, 8877 Jefferson Paige Road, 5:30-10pm

Featuring lighted displays, entertainment, photos with Santa and more. Admission is $5 per person or $20 per carload. Call 318.938.5402 for more information.

11 Sat

Benton Christmas on the Square Festival and Parade

Heritage Village Square in Benton, La.

The Town of Benton's 11th Annual Christmas celebration will begin at 9:00am Events include 5K run at 9am; Parade at 1pm and Hot-air balloon glow at 5:15pm Free.

12 Sun

Baroque Artists of Shreveport Concert

Anderson Auditorium, 3pm

Free and open to the public. Call the Hurley School of Music for more information at 318.869.5235.

Ladies Basketball

Gold Dome, 2pm

Ladies take on the Ragin' Cajuns of UL Lafayette

14 Tue

Bret Bello, Senior Voice Recital

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

Free and open to the public. Call the Hurley School of Music for more information at 318.869.5235.

16 Thu

A Christmas Carol

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 8pm

Presented by the Shreveport Little Theater. Tickets prices are $10-$15. Call 318.424.4439 to purchase tickets and for more information.

18 Dec

Ladies Basketball

Gold Dome, 2pm

Ladies take on the Lions of Southeastern University of Louisiana

19 Dec

A Christmas Carol

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 2pm

Presented by the Shreveport Little Theater. Tickets prices are $10-$15. Call 318.424.4439 to purchase tickets and for more information.

23 Dec

A Christmas Carol

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 8pm

Presented by the Shreveport Little Theater. Tickets prices are $10-$15. Call 318.424.4439 to purchase tickets and for more information.

24 Dec

A Christmas Carol

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 2pm

Presented by the Shreveport Little Theater. Tickets prices are $10-$15. Call 318.424.4439 to purchase tickets and for more information.

25 Dec

A Christmas Carol

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 4pm

Presented by the Shreveport Little Theater. Tickets prices are $10-$15. Call 318.424.4439 to purchase tickets and for more information.

28 Dec

Gents Basketball

Gold Dome, 7pm

Gents take on the Golden Grizzlies of Oakland University in Summit League action

29 Dec

Ladies Basketball

Gold Dome, 5pm

Ladies take on the Golden Grizzlies of Oakland University in Summit League action

12 Jan

Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White

Smith Building, room 108, 5:30pm

The Christian Leadership Center (CLC) will sponsor Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White: An Adam Hamilton Bible study with the Rev. Mimi McDowell. Reverend McDowell will lead the discussion and Bible study Jan. 12, Jan. 19, Jan. 26, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16. Registration cost is $50. For more information, contact Jennifer Strange at 318.869.5156.

3-6 Feb

Homecoming

Mark your Calendar! "Back to the Future: Celebrating our past, moving into our future." Check back for more information.

8 Feb

Kid Rock

CenturyTel Center, 7pm

Grammy-nominated signer/rapper Kid Rock is scheduled to bring his Born Free Tour, featuring Jamey Johnson. Tickets go on sale starting at 10am Friday, Dec. 10. Ticket prices are $25 to $89 and will be available at the box office, www.ticketmaster.com or at (800) 745-3000.

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