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January 28, 2011

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PREVIEW: Swimming hostshinal home meet; seniors to be honored on Saturday

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The Centenary swimming teams will host its final home meet of the season as the Ladies and Gents welcome UNO and OBU to Haynes Fitness Center on Saturday for a 2 pm meet start.

"This is a very important time in our season. We are beginning to build up to conference so this meet will serve as a great barometer for where we are right now. We are doing a lot of high quality work and we will try to make this meet part of that," said Jordan.

This meet will mark the first for the squads since the year turned 2011. Centenary's last meet came in November at the Trinity Shootout in Dallas, Texas. The Gents earned second place honors, while the Ladies grabbed fourth place.

PREVIEW: Gents back on road at IPFW, Oakland

The Centenary men's basketball team will wrap up its four-game road span at IPFW on Thursday with a 6 pm CT tip and Saturday at Oakland with a 6:30 pm tip in Summit League action.

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Travis Sims

The Centenary men's basketball team outscored Oral Roberts in the second half and dominated the free throw line, but it was Oral Roberts who maintained the early lead to grab a 78-65 win over the Gents in Summit League play on Saturday evening. Sophomore Travis Sims recorded a career-best 12 points on Saturday at Oral Roberts.

PREVIEW: Ladies set for road action

Centenary women's basketball team is scheduled to meet Summit League opponent, the Golden Grizzlies of Oakland, on Saturday at 2:30 pm CT in Rochester, Michigan. The Ladies will then travel to Fort Wayne, Indiana to take on IPFW on Monday night for a 6:00 pm tip-off.

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Anne Farrell

The Ladies (0-16, 0-9 Summit) suffered a 55-92 loss in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Summit League leader, Oral Roberts. Seniors Anne Farrell and Ashley Jackson, along with freshman Kat Vidovic, scored in double figures, with 16, 12, and 11 points on the night.

PREVIEW: Gymnastics travels to TWU for second straight quad meet

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After a solid performance at OU's Quad Meet last Friday, the Centenary gymnastics team prepares to hit the road once again to competed in a quad meet at TWU on Saturday at 7 pm in Denton, Texas.

Centenary will face TWU, Winona State and Hamline.

"We are looking forward to the opportunity to compete in another quad meet as well as traveling to TWU which is nice and close for us," said head coach Gretchen Goerlitz.

The Ladies posted its best score of the season with a 187.625 team score. Centenary was led by senior Marisa Schneider in every event, despite earning any Top 3 honors. Schneider earned a career-best 38.600 as an All-Around competitor.

6th Annual Healthy Kidsí Fun Run slated for April 7

The Centenary cross country teams are set to host the 6th Annual Healthy Kids' Fun Run on Thursday, April 7 at 5 pm on the Centenary College campus.

This annual event is open to kids only and is strictly for fun. Head cross country coach Shelley Armstrong joins members of the Centenary cross country teams in promoting the sport of running as an enjoyable activity.

Upcoming Home Events

29 Sat

Swimming vs UNO, OBU
2 pm @ Fitness Center

3 Thu

Menís Basketball vs NDSU
7 pm @ Gold Dome

4 Feb

Gymnastics vs SEMO
7 pm @ Gold Dome

5 Feb

Basketball (DH) vs SDSU
2 & 4:30 pm @ Gold Dome

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College lands 43 Student-Athletes on Fall Academic All-League Team

Centenary and Summit League

With the first semester of the 2010-11 academic year in the books, Centenary landed 43 student-athletes on the Summit League Academic All-League Team for the fall season, announced on Wednesday afternoon.

In order to be selected to the Academic All-League team, a student-athlete must have a 3.0 or better grade-point average (GPA) in the semester in which they compete and must use a year of eligibility.

A total of 481 student-athletes made the list among the 10 member institutions and 255 were named Distinguished Scholars. In order to be a Distinguished Scholar, one must earn at least a 3.60 GPA.

Of the 43 named to the fall list, 18 earned at least a 3.60 or better for Centenary.

All five fall sports were recognized.

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Centenary professor joins others for art exhibit

What do Bruce Allen, Marie Bukowski, Nicholas Bustamante, Bill Gingles, Jay Gould, Kevin Kennedy, Todd Maggio and Joey Slaughter have in common?

Well, for starters, they're all artists and art professors. Secondly, they all have work on display in the "Educ8" exhibit that's on display now through Feb. 26 at Gallery Fine Art Center in Bossier City.

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Allen said the pieces he has on display were all initially created at an iron casting workshop in Michigan.

"I went to the workshop without particular pieces to create in mind and I allowed the process of creating sand molds to inspire ideas about what to make," he said. "After the workshop, I thought about what I had made and combined the cast iron with other materials to create new meanings."

Of the pieces on display, Allen said his favorite is "Fault."

"It is my favorite piece because it raises many issues about war, spirituality, morality and decay," he said.

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Alumna ends Jeopardy! journey

A journey that began years ago came to an end Monday, as Centenary College alumna and Louisiana Tech University professor Dr. Elaine Thompson made her appearance on "Jeopardy!"

Thompson is a Louisiana native, graduated from Centenary College in 1994 and is now an assistant professor of history. She said she first began the journey of trying to be on "Jeopardy!" in January 2009 by taking an online test.

"Fifty categories, 50 questions and you only have five seconds to answer each question before it moves on," Thompson said. "When I started the test, I was actually browsing in another window and accidentally missed the first question."

However, she said she passed and was invited for an audition.

"I think itís somewhere around 10 percent of the people who take the online test are invited for an audition," she said.

Thompson said for her audition she flew to Kansas City, Mo. After arriving in Kansas City, she said she had to take another 50-question test, participate in a mock game and mock interview.

"We were able to just have fun for an hour," Thompson said. "I didnít think I did very well. There were a lot of questions that I was flat out guessing on. Once you audition, they have 18 months to call you up for the show, and after that date passes you are then eligible to take the online test again. I was in month 14 of 18 when they called."

Thompson said she never thought she would make it.

"I donít really like being in the spotlight," she said. "Usually I would have broken out in hives, but I was really pleased with the poise I had throughout the taping of the show."

Watch the video to see how see did including the opening round and Final "Jeopardy!"

Student recital takes place Feb. 3 at Anderson

photo of Cara Lamb

Centenary student Cara Lamb will be performing a Sophomore Recital on Thursday, Feb. 3, beginning at 7:30p.m. in the Anderson Auditorium of the Hurley School of Music. Included on the program are works by J. S. Bach, Mozart, Brahms, and Chopin. The recital is free and open to the public.

Cara is the 2009 recipient of the Mary C. White Scholarship Award from the Hurley School of Music. She was awarded the Outstanding Freshman award in May of 2010, was a winner of the Hurley Symphony Orchestra concerto/aria competition her freshman year, and most recently competed in the Music Teachers National Association young artists competition. Cara is from the studio of Dr. Gay Grosz.

Centenary set for Battle of the Bands March 26


KSCL 91.3 FM is hosting the 2011 Battle of the Bands Saturday, March 26 in the Hargrove Memorial Amphitheatre. The event follows the BIG Event 4!

Bands interested in taking part in the Battle need to submit an application by sending a music CD via mail to the staff at the radio station. Send it to:

Centenary College of Louisiana
2911 Centenary Blvd
Shreveport, La., 71104

Bands can also send MP3ís via e-mail to email

For more information, contact Cazes Verbois at email.

Centenary Film Society kicks off Spring Season

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The Centenary Film Society has kicked off the 2011 Spring season at the Robinson Film Center. Films usually begin at 7:30pm and are free to Centenary students with ID; others pay $5.

The Robinson Film Center is located at 617 Texas Street in downtown Shreveport. For program information, call 318.424.9090 or visit the RFC website.

Upcoming films include:

Tuesday, Feb 1 Everyone Else
Tuesday, Feb. 8 Mon Oncle
Tuesday, Feb 15 Vincere
Tuesday, Feb. 22 Ajami
Tuesday, March 1 Last Train Home

For more information, contact Dr. Jeff Hendricks at email or 318.869.5086

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in brief

28 Fri

Film Viewing

SUB Main Lobby, 7pm

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

29 Sat

Film Viewing

Jackson Hall, room 304, 6pm

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

30 Sun

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, 2pm

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

1 Tue

Pot a Plant

Hardin Hall Lobby, 8:30pm

Sponsored by Residence Life. Contact Rachel Grinnell at email for more information.

2 Wed

Ground Hog Day Party

James Hall Lobby, 6pm

Sponsored by James Hall Residence Life. Hang out and watch Ground Hog Day and eat cake! Contact Jeridan Green at email for more information.

Student versus Faculty/Staff Kickball game

Jones Rice Field, 7pm

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

Homecoming Kick-off party and window painting

Bynum CommonsóCaf, 9pm

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.

3 Feb

Sophomore Recital

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

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

4 Feb

Fitness Center Hours

Fitness Center open for exercise 6-10am only. From 10am-6pm, the Fitness Center will play host to for Homecoming Events.

3-6 Feb


"Back to the Future: Celebrating our past, moving into our future." See our Homecoming 2011 page for the full schedule.

8 Feb

Grand Design reading group

Bynum Commons, 11:30am

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.


Prelude to a Kiss

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 8pm

Production will run Feb. 10/11/12/13. Find out more ».

14 Feb

Superhero Cape/Mask making

SUB Main Lobby, 6pm

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, 7pm

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

15 Feb

Bear Creations

SUB Main lobby, 11am

Sponsored by the Centenary Activities Board. Pick out your animal, fill it with stuffing and dress it up! The best part... itís free! Contact Tianna Murphy at email for more information.

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.

16 Feb

Super Heros and Super Zeros movie night

Bynum Commons, Whited Room, 8pm

Sponsored by the Centenary Activities Board. Come out and celebrate Spring Fling with a movie. Free! Popcorn will be served! Contact Allie Cortes at email for more information.

17 Feb

Asia Project

Bynum Commons, Whited Room, 6pm

Sponsored by the Centenary Activities Board. The Asia Project slam poet will perform. Contact Jessica Hunter at email 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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