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January 21, 2011

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Ashley Jackson reaches 1,000 CAREER POINTS

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With one minute remaining in last Saturday’s contest, senior Ashley Jackson of the Centenary women's basketball team scored her 1,000th career point, becoming just the fourth member in Ladies basketball history to reach this milestone.

The four-year letter-winner scored 16 points in the loss to Southern Utah, January 15, but now sits with exactly 1,000 points to her name with 11 games left to play this season.

Jackson comes from a family of Centenary greats as her father, Willie and mother, Zebber each reign in the Centenary Athletic Hall of Fame for their efforts on the basketball courts during the 1980's.

With 1,000 points, Jackson is six points away from becoming third on the all-time points list and 39 from becoming second all-time. Currently leading the way is Alexis Pettway with 1,416 during the 2000-04 seasons. Following her is Julie Daniels with 1,038 (2000-04), and Holli Wilkins with 1,005 (2003-07).

Jackson has scored double-figures 48 times in her career and 10th this season.

Her current career high came against IPFW on December 21, 2010 of this season in a 25-point effort.

"Ashley receiving 1,000 career points is a huge accomplishment for her as a Centenary Ladies basketball player," said head coach Kristen Davis.

"Ashley has worked for every point she has scored and I know she will continue to work hard for our team. The entire Centenary family is proud of Ashley."

PREVIEW: Gents Continue Road Tour at ORU, Saturday

The Centenary men's basketball team will continue Summit League play on the road as the Gents take on Oral Roberts Saturday evening. Tip-off is set for 7:05 p.m.

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Nakwaasah

LAST TIME OUT
It wasn't Centenary's night as the Gents traveled south, facing a dominant inside game by Louisiana-Lafayette, falling 94-62 to the Ragin' Cajuns on Wednesday evening in non-conference action. The Gents (0-20) were never able to build any offensive momentum, despite having two players finish with double-figures. Centenary was led offensively by junior Maxx Nakwaasah with 19 points and freshman Jonathan Blount with 12, one shy of tying his career-high.

PREVIEW: Ladies to Face League-Leading ORU, Saturday

The Centenary women's basketball team is set to take on league-leader, ORU, Saturday afternoon at 2:05 p.m. in Tulsa, Okla.

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Vidovic

LAST TIME OUT
The Centenary women's basketball team took a hard fall against Summit League opponent UMKC on Martin Luther King Day, January 17. The Ladies (0-15, 0-8 Summit) fell by 49 to the Kangaroos. Although Centenary played poorly as a team, freshman Kat Vidovic and senior Ashley Jackson continued to make individual impacts. Vidovic would score in double figures for her second game in a row with 10 points along with snatching five steals, while Jackson would lead in scoring with 17 points to her name.

PREVIEW: Gymnastics Prepares for Ranked Squads

Centenary gymnastics team looks to build on its 2011 opener as it travels to Norman, Okla., today to take on Oklahoma, Denver, and Oregon State at 7 p.m.

The Ladies (0-1) are still looking for their first win under second year head coach Gretchen Goerlitz as they plan to face three Top-ranked squads this weekend.

"Competing at OU against Denver and Oregon State is a great opportunity for my team to be in an arena with some top notch gymnastics," said Goerlitz.

Softball Media Guide Now Online

The Centenary softball media guide is now online as a PDF document, available for viewing and printing under the softball sport page and media guide link.

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Baseball Media Guide Now Online

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College kicks off Energy Challenge 2011

poster for Energy Challenge 2011

At the beginning of 2010, the Centenary College community was challenged to reduce its energy consumption through simple and free or low-cost actions. An agreement was made between administrators and the Centenary College Sustainability Task Force that 10 percent of the total savings would go to fund future sustainability efforts.

One year later, the College has saved close to $100,000 in energy costs.

"I think congratulations are warranted for the entire Centenary community for being such great stewards of a sustainable planet," said Dr. Jeanne Hamming, associate professor of English and member of the campus sustainability task force. "What this means is that sustainability programs on campus will have additional funding to promote bigger movements towards energy conservation and carbon neutrality."

According to Dr. Hamming, the College reduced their energy costs in part through an increased awareness on campus, with members of the campus community remembering to do simple things, such as turning off lights in empty rooms and shutting down computers in labs when not in use.

Besides the simple acts of turning off lights and computers, there were also larger measures that helped in the reduction of costs. One example was changing the way lighting was used in the Fitness Center. Motion sensors were placed in the racquetball courts to turn off the lights when not in use.

With the success of the first challenge, Centenary has already launched the 2011 Energy Challenge earlier this month. The aim is to make this year’s challenge bigger and better by funding sustainability initiatives across campus.

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Alumni Relations welcomes new assistant director

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Krystle Beauchamp recently joined the Centenary staff as Assistant Director of Alumni Relations. In her new position, she will be responsible for all areas of alumni relations cross-campus collaboration such as the Centenary Admission Network, the Centenary Career Network and alumni-student programming. She will also maintain social media outlets for the office and assume some fundraising responsibilities.

"I am excited to join the Centenary family," said Beauchamp. "I look forward to meeting students and staff and cultivating relationships with our alumni. Centenary is a great institution in a great city, and I look forward to being a part of the new and exciting changes that are taking place."

Krystle is a Shreveport native. She graduated from the University of New Orleans with a B.A. in Political Science in 2005, and earned her Master’s in Public Administration from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University in 2007. Before returning to Shreveport, she worked extensively with hurricane and disaster recovery policy in post-Katrina Louisiana, serving as Deputy Director of Community Planning for the State under Governors Kathleen Blanco and Bobby Jindal.

Centenary Alumna featured on Jeopardy!

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Centenary College alumna, Dr. Elaine Thompson ('94), a history professor at Louisiana Tech University, will be appearing on the TV game/quiz show Jeopardy! next week. Tune in on Monday, Jan. 24 to see how she did! Check your local listings at jeopardy.com , click on "show guide," then "when to watch," and select your location.

Dr. Thompson joined the Louisiana Tech University faculty in 2004, after receiving her PhD in history from Rice University. She is a specialist in Southern history, state and local history, and early American history. Dr Thompson also has experience in public, or applied history.

College goes "Back to the Future" for Homecoming 2011

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Centenary College of Louisiana will be holding special events, reunions, parade and sporting events during Homecoming Weekend, Thursday, February 3 through Sunday, February 6. In addition to the traditional Homecoming activities, the four-day event will be packed with opportunities for the community, alumni and friends to learn about the College as we go "Back to the Future," celebrating our past and moving into the future.

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Rev. Adam Hamilton featured speaker at CLC Dinner Feb. 5

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The Reverend Adam Hamilton will be the featured speaker at the 5th Annual Fundraising Dinner for the Christian Leadership Center at Centenary College of Louisiana Wednesday, Feb. 2, at First United Methodist Church of Shreveport. The church is located at 500 Common Street.

The event begins at 5:45 p.m., with silent auction and book signing with Rev. Hamilton; dinner begins at 6 p.m. Registration is $40 per ticket, or $275 for table of eight.

Rev. Hamilton pastors The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan., welcoming 7,500 worshipers weekly. He was named Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church by the Foundation for Evangelism and one of "Ten People to Watch in America's Spiritual Landscape" by Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. Rev. Hamilton has also received the B’nai B’rith award in Social Ethics, the Denman Award in Evangelism and the Circuit Rider Award for excellence in church leadership.

For more information on the event or to register, call 318.869.5156.

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Applicants sought for Washington Semester Program

poster for Washing Semester

Interested in spending the Fall 2011 semester in Washington D.C.? Sponsored by The American University, students, under the leadership of a Washington Semester professor, will spend three days each week participating in intellectual, real-world discussions with professionals immersed in your field of study. These pros are all major players at the local, national and international levels who are passionate about their stance. They'll present valid viewpoints - and welcome your point of view and challenging questions.

Centenary College has an agreement that allows the College to nominate as many academically qualified students who are interested in the program. Applicants must be at least second semester sophomores with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale. Our students earn a full semester of credit (16 hours), gain an internship experience and work on projects of their own choosing in one of the following specific programs: American National Politics; US Foreign Policy; Justice and Law; Transforming Communities; and Journalism and New Media.

There is also a Washington and International Travel Programs that includes: Global Economics and Business (Three weeks in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong); International Law and Organizations (NY City – meet with UN personnel, Travel to Geneva, Brussels, Strasbourg, and The Hague); Peace and Conflict Resolution (Travel to Vienna, Austria, Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia); International Environment and Development (Travel to Ecuador and Galapagos Islands, Latin America); and Islam and World Affairs (Travel to Jordan and Egypt)

If you are interested, contact Dr. Rodney Grunes, professor of political science in Room 24A in the Magale Library basement or e-mail email as soon as possible. Nominations need to be submitted to Dr. Grunes by April 4.

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in brief

21 Fri

Fun with Projectiles

Jones Rice Field, 3 p.m.
(Fitness Center in case of bad weather)

Sponsored by Residence Life, the Physics Department and the Fitness Center. T-Shirts (and anything soft that can fit) will be shot out of air cannons at zombies and other targets. Contact Corey Davis at email for more information.

Film Viewing

SUB, Main Lobby, 7 p.m.

Sponsored by Conclave. The film, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within will be shown. Contact Holly Moore at 318.201.3010 or email for more information.

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.

22 Sat

Film Viewing

Jackson Hall, room 304, 6 p.m.

Sponsored by Conclave. The film, Transformers will be shown. Contact Holly Moore at 318.201.3010 or hmoore2@my.centenary.edu for more information.

Mudbug Hockey

CenturyTel Center, 7:05pm

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

23 Sun

Shreveport Opera “Singer of the Year” final

Anderson Auditorium, 1 p.m.

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

Film Viewing

SUB Main Lobby, 2 p.m.

Sponsored by Conclave. The film, Firefly, episodes 1&2 will be shown. Contact Holly Moore at 318.201.3010 or email for more information.

28 Jan

Film Viewing

SUB Main Lobby, 7 p.m.

Sponsored by Conclave. The film, Ponyo will be shown. Contact Holly Moore at 318.201.3010 or email for more information.

29 Jan

Film Viewing

Jackson Hall, room 304, 6 p.m.

Sponsored by Conclave. The film, Avatar will be shown. Contact Holly Moore at 318.201.3010 or email 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.

Film Viewing

SUB Main Lobby, 2 p.m.

Sponsored by Conclave. The film, Firefly, episodes 3&4 will be shown. Contact Holly Moore at 318.201.3010 or email for more information.

2 Feb

Homecoming Kick-off party and window painting

Bynum Commons—Caf, 9 p.m.

Sponsored by the SGA and Homecoming committee. Join us for Coke® floats in your mug and friendly, painting competition. Contact Kayla Klaus at email for more information.

Student versus Faculty/Staff Kickball game

Jones Rice Field, 7 p.m.

Sponsored by the SGA and Homecoming committee. Contact Kayla Klaus at email for more information.

3 Feb

Sophomore Recital

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Hurley School of Music. Sophomore Cara Lamb, Piano. Call 318.869.5235 for more information.

3-6 Feb

Homecoming

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

Grand Design reading group

Bynum Commons, 11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the Philosophy and Biophysics programs. Faculty and students will meet to discuss the book, The Grand Design. Contact Dr. Ken Aizawa at email for more information.

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.

14 Feb

Superhero Cape/Mask making

SUB Main Lobby, 6 p.m.

Sponsored by the Centenary Activities Board. Come out and create your own super hero personas and costumes. Contact Lea Hair at email for more information.

Missy Wise live

Symphony House, 7 p.m.

Sponsored by KSCL. Centenary Alumna Missy Wise will perform an evening of requested love songs and her own material in honor of Valentine’s Day and the release of her new album, Getting There. Contact Kirk Reedstrom at email for more information.

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.

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