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January 14, 2011

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PREVIEW: Gents Set to Host SUU in Gold Dome

After a long road trip, the Centenary men's basketball team is back in Shreveport hosting Southern Utah on Saturday at 4:30 pm in the Gold Dome.


Junior Maxx Nakwaasah fired off a career-best 24 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, but the Centenary men's basketball team wasn't able to overcome a tough night at the free throw line, falling 71-67 to UMKC on Thursday evening in Summit League action.

Autism Awareness Game

Come out at 3:30pm to meet the Gents and have your picture taken with Skeeter! Bring a copy of the flyer with you to receive free admission — just click for a printable flyer:

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PREVIEW: Ladies Set to Host SUU, UMKC

The Centenary women's basketball team prepares for its fourth weekend of Summit League action as they are set to take on Southern Utah on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm in the Gold Dome, followed by a Monday evening contest at 7 pm against UMKC.

The Ladies fell short to Summit League opponent South Dakota State on Monday evening in Brookings, SD. Centenary (0-13, 0-6 Summit) suffered an 89-37 loss to the Jackrabbits. Senior Ashley Jackson continued to show well however, recording her fifth double-double of the season and 11th of her career, scoring18 points and bringing down 12 rebounds.

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Ashley Jackson's connection to Centenary basketball is no secret to the Ladies and Gents athletics as both her mother and father (Willy Jackson) are in the Hall of Fame. Jackson has passed her mother, Zebber Satcher's (Jackson) 876 career points in the all-time points category this season. Jackson currently has scored 984 career points and is 16 away from reaching the 1,000 point mark and 22 points away from breaking into the Top 3 all-time.

Swimming Makes Late-Season Schedule Change

Head swimming coach Butch Jordan announced Tuesday a schedule change to the Ladies and Gents 2011 swimming schedule. Centenary was originally set to host TCU on February 5, but the meet has been moved to Fort Worth, Texas, on the campus of TCU.

Due to travel arrangements, TCU was forced to stay home as Centenary agreed to make the trip to Texas.

Gymnastics Shows High Hopes for 2011 in Opener

The Centenary gymnastics team opened the 2011 season hosting Texas Woman's University on Saturday evening as 14 Ladies saw action. The Pioneers captured the team-title with a score of 190.625 to Centenary's 183.85.

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The Ladies were led by senior Marisa Schneider, who tied for first place on the Floor exercise with a score of 9.675. On the Bars, the Ladies had two competitors place in the Top 3. Senior Makensie Lant and Schneider each scored a 9.625 for a second-place tie, while TWU's Johnson captured first with a 9.725.

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15 sat


Ladies vs Southern Utah
2 pm — Gold Dome

Gents vs Southern Utah
4:30 pm — Gold Dome

17 mon


Ladies vs UMKC
7 pm — Gold Dome

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Pastors, leaders announce MLK Day plans

Local pastors, college and nonprofit leaders, and city officials gathered Tuesday to announce 2011 plans for Shreveport's observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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Chris Lavan, director of Community and Intercultural Engagement at Centenary College, speaks as Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover looks on.

Much like last year, Mayor Cedric Glover and city department heads will join in Centenary College's annual day of service, now in its third year. Beautification projects will take place Monday, Jan. 17, with volunteer sign-up through the United Way of Northwest Louisiana, at Stoner Hill Elementary and Creswell Elementary schools, and Querbes Park & Community Center.

Glover credited King's late wife Corretta Scott King with inspiring the local way of celebrating. It's not supposed to be a day to cookout or relax.

"It instead should be, as she put it, 'a day on and not a day off,'" Glover said.

Chris Lavan, Centenary's director of Intercultural Engagement & Community, has encouraged others to get involved. Volunteer check-in starts at 7:15am at Kilpatrick Auditorium.

"The service day is not only for our students and staff but the community as well," Lavan said. Among the College’s other Dream Week 2011 activities are a film screening and a special convocations.

Dream Week 2011 activities

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Several events that will honor the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have been schedules to take place on campus and in Shreveport as part of Dream Week 2011. The events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Victor Labat will be the featured Convocation speaker, Tuesday, Jan 18 at 11am in the Whited Room of Bynum Commons. Labat has more than forty years of experience in both the private industry and the Federal Government.

A screening of American Violet will take place at the Robinson Film Center, Tuesday, Jan. 18

The Philosophy Discussion Group tackles the topic of Civil Disobedience in the 21st Century, Wednesday, Jan. 19 beginning at 7pm in James Hall.

Pastor Brady Blade Sr. will be the featured Convocation speaker, Thursday, Jan. 20 beginning at 11am in Kilpatrick Auditorium. Blade is pastor of the Zion Baptist Church in Shreveport and will speak on civil rights.

The Hallelujah Train takes off from the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7pm Gospel singer Pastor Brady Blade Sr. and his sons, Brady Blade, Jr. and Brian Blade, headline The Hallelujah Train. Tickets are now on sale at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse for $5. For more information, call the Box Office at 318.869.5242.

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A look back at 2010

Through this retrospective slide show, we invite you to look back at some of the major Centenary College stories, events and achievements of 2010, as seen through the lens of our campus photographers.

Whether showing happy jubilation, pensive reflection or intense competition, the photographs tell about Centenary people setting the pace and attending to their friends, communities and world.

Environmental Campaigns and Politics lecture set for Feb. 15 (PHOTO)

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Dr. Piekielek

"How environmental campaigns are affected by border and immigration politics" will be the topic by guest lecturer, Dr. Jessica Piekielek, Tuesday, Feb 15. The lecture takes place in the Whited Room in Bynum Commons beginning at 6pm

Dr. Piekielek is the ACS-Mellon Environmental Post-Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Anthropology at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss. She studied cultural and applied anthropology at the University of Arizona, and has research interests in environmental anthropology, especially conservation and environmentalism, and U.S.-Mexico border studies. In her dissertation, she explored the themes of conservation, wilderness and the shifting construction of borders. Her dissertation fieldwork was based at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Ariz., and El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve in Sonora, Mexico.

She has taught introductory and environmental anthropology classes at the University of Arizona and Pima Community College in Tucson. She also worked as a research assistant at the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, exploring the histories and successes of small, rural cooperatives in Brazil and Paraguay and the possibilities for community-created green spaces in Nogales, Mexico.

Before entering graduate school, Dr. Piekielek served as a policy advocate on indigenous affairs for a Quaker non-profit lobby organization in Washington, D.C.

Last Day for Outstanding Teacher Award Nominations

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 end of the day on 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.

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14 Fri

Haiti and Living and Learning Communities

Symphony House, 3:15pm

Dr. Dana Kress will discuss his experiences in Haiti, and his recent experiences with the Living and Learning community, Le Quartier Français. Call 318.869.5246 for more information.

International student ice-cream social

2910 Centenary, Large Conference Room, 2pm

Faculty, staff and students are invited to an ice-cream social to welcome the new exchange students from Denmark and France.

CAB Bingo Night

Mickle Hall, Room 114, 3pm

The Centenary Activities Board sponsors an afternoon of Bingo. Free to students.

Visions and visionaries: Paintings by David Holcombe

Meadows Museum of Art, Hours vary

Through Feb. 27. The exhibit is comprised of portraits that reflect the myriad social interests of the artist. Many of the subjects are elaborate political cartoons that comment on diverse subjects. Tributes to great thinkers, writers, painters, and social activists from contemporary Louisiana are also featured. Call 318.869.5169 for more information.

19 Wed

Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White

108 Smith Building, 5:30pm

The Christian Leadership Center 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. 19, Jan. 26, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16. Registration cost is $25. For more information, contact Jennifer Strange at 318.869.5156.

20 Thu

Mudbug Hockey

CenturyTel Center, 6:35pm

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

22 Jan

Mudbug Hockey

CenturyTel Center, 7:05pm

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

30 Jan

Baroque Artists of Shreveport Concert

Anderson Auditorium, 3pm

Free and open to the public. Call 318.869.5235 for more information.

3-6 Feb


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

8 Feb

Career Services workshop

216 Jackson Hall, 11:15am

Career Services will hold a series of workshops on career-related topics. Additional workshops take place Feb. 18, March 15, March 29 and Apr. 15. Contact Elizabeth Everett at 318.869.5042 for more information.

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.

10 Feb

Sigma Alpha Iota Lagniappe Recital

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

It's that time again to sign up for the Sigma Alpha Iota's Lagniappe concert. 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.

15 Feb

Guest speaker Dr. Jessica Piekielek

Whited Room, Bynum Commons, 6pm

"How environmentalist campaigns are affected by border and immigration politics" will be the topic. Dr. Piekielek is currently the ACS-Mellon Environmental Post-Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Anthropology at Milsaps College. Call 318.869.5082 for more information.

18 Feb

Career Services workshop

216 Jackson Hall, 11:15am

Career Services will hold a series of workshops on career-related topics. Additional workshops take place March 15, March 29, and Apr. 15. Contact Elizabeth Everett at 318.869.5042 for more information.

25 Feb

Guest piano recital

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

Connie Carroll, guest piano recital. Free and open to the public. Call 318.869.5235 for more information.

26 Feb

Krewe of Centaur Parade

Corner of Lake Street and Clyde Fant Parkway, 4pm

Parade features floats, bands and 4 million beads, doubloons and cups tossed to visitors.

3 Mar

Camerata Concert

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

Free and open to the public. Call 318.869.5235 for more information.

17 Mar

Passion Narratives

108 Smith Building, 11:30am Passion Narratives: A Lenten Series Exploring the Gospel Accounts of the Death of Jesus. Join Dr. Susan Brayford, Professor of Religious Studies, for a five-week Lenten study meeting on Thursdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm from March 17 through April 14. More information.

21 Mar

The Forum, Part I

Whited Room, Bynum Commons, 7pm

Part one on Centenary's annual Forum. Dr. Insoo Hyun, associate professor of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve, will discuss stem cell research and public policy. Free and open to the public. Call 318.869.5246 for more information.

24 Mar

Percussion Ensemble Concert

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

Free and open to the public, Call 318.869.5235 for more information.

25 Mar

Guest Recital

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

John Henry Crawford, cello, is the guest artist. Free and open to the public, Call 318.869.5235 for more information.

28 Mar

The Forum, Part II

Whited Room, Bynum Commons, 7pm

Part two on Centenary's annual Forum. Student and community members will respond with their own views about the ethics of stem cell research and public policy. Free and open to the public. Call 318.869.5246 for more information.

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