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February 4, 2011

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PREVIEW: Gymnastics set to host SEMO; honor seniors, alumni

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The Centenary gymnastics team is set to host its final home meet of the season as it welcomes SEMO to the Gold Dome on Friday evening at 7 pm. The Ladies will honor their five seniors as well as Alumni as part of Homecoming 2011 festivities.

PREVIEW: Ladies welcome SDSU, NDSU to Gold Dome

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The Centenary women's basketball team is scheduled to host South Dakota State and North Dakota State this Saturday and Monday in the Gold Dome. Saturday's Homecoming 2011 game will begin at 2 pm with tip-off on Monday at 7 pm.

PREVIEW: Gents to host NDSU, SDSU on Homecoming

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The Centenary men's basketball team will gear up to host North Dakota State on Thursday at 7 pm, followed by Homecoming 2011 against South Dakota State on Saturday at 4:30 pm in the Gold Dome.

While freshmen Jonathan Blount and Logan Lowery each poured in 12 points and classmate Andrew Rebol added 10, the Centenary men's basketball saw a hard-fought first-half effort slip away in the final half, as it dropped a 100-70 contest to league-leading Oakland on Saturday evening.

All in the Family

Ashley Jackson continues family scoring tradition at Centenary

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The feature story on Ashley Jacksonís 1,000 career points as well as her ties to Centenary basketball was recently picked up both NCAA.com and SportsPageMagazine.com as headline stories.

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Upcoming Home Events

4 Fri

Gymnastics vs SEMO
7 pm @ Gold Dome

5 Sat

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

7 Mon

Ladies Basketball vs NDSU
7 pm @ Gold Dome

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Morning Call recognizes faculty and staff

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Jeannie Clements Susan Brayford Lisa Nicoletti

Homecoming 2011 began with the Presidentís Morning Call, an annual tradition that honors long-serving members of the staff and faculty. These awards include service awards, the Presidentís Excellence Award, the Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Charlton Lyons Summer Research Award.

Staff and faculty recognized for their years with the College included:

  • 10 years: Francine Campbell, Theresa Rinaudo, Dr. Michelle Wolkomir

  • 15 years: Dr. Thomas Stone, David Williams

  • 20 years: Dr. George Newton, Dr. David Otto, Dr. Juan Rodriguez

  • 25 years: Dr. Ernest Blakeney, Michael Gideon, Patty Roberts, Lynette Viskozki,

  • 30 years: Dr. Harold Christensen, Dr. Beth Leuck, Dr. Edwin Leuck, Dr. Samuel Shepherd

  • Presidentís Excellence Award for 2010: Jeannie Clements

  • Outstanding Teacher Award: Dr. Susan Brayford

  • Charlton H. Lyons Summer Research Award: Dr. Lisa Nicoletti

Congratulations to all!

Prelude to a Kiss opens at MLP Feb. 10


Just in time for Valentineís Day, the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse at Centenary College opens their newest production, Prelude to a Kiss by Craig Lucas. This fast paced romantic comedy takes the time to examine the inevitable complexities of a life-long relationship as it invites us to see "life again from the other side of the mirror."

The show will open Thursday, Feb. 10 and run for one weekend only with performances taking place February 10, 11 and 12 at 8pm and close with a matinee on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 2pm

Standard ticket prices are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military, $10 for children under 12 and non-Centenary College students, and free for Centenary College faculty, staff and students. Tickets can be purchased at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, located off the Woodlawn Ave. beginning February 7 between 9am and 4pm Reservations can also be made by calling the box office at 318.869.5242.

Co-directed by Centenary College seniors Destin Bass and Scott Gibbs, Prelude To A Kiss is being staged in a black-box configuration to create an intimate environment for the play. The writer asks the audience to take an imaginary leap of faith impossible to avoid when the audience is immersed in the physical world of the story. Set in such close quarters the production relies heavily on the actors to transport the audience into settings varying from a bar in New York to poolside in Jamaica.
For more information on the play or upcoming performances at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, call 318.869.5242

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Student recital rescheduled for Feb. 11 at Anderson

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Centenary student Cara Lamb will be performing a Sophomore Recital on Friday, Feb. 11, 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.

Endowed Scholarships give the gift of higher education

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How can the philanthropic efforts of one couple that graduated from Centenary College more than 60 years ago affect the educational aspirations of a present-day student from Bryan, Texas?

Itís simple. Through their investment in an endowed scholarship, their paths will be forever linked.

Skylar Miskimen became interested in attending Centenary College after listening to the College choir perform at her high school. Having never heard of Centenary before, the concert exposed her for the first time to the possibility of leaving her home in Texas and moving to Northwest Louisiana.

She was interested, but still wasnít quite sure.

"The choir sang at our high school and then handed out some literature," said Skylar. "It was the first I heard of Centenary, but after the performance, they drew me in and I wanted to know more."

Skylar took the pamphlets to her next class, a math class that just happened to be taught by Stacey Stokes, a Centenary College alumna who graduated in 2008, and who was now teaching algebra and geometry at her high school.

"She was excited that I was even thinking about Centenary," said Skylar. "She told me all about the College and what I could expect. From her description, it sounded like the perfect fit."

After a visit to the campus, she decided that Centenary was the place for her.

But she still wasnít quite sure. She wasnít sure if she could afford it.

At Centenary, endowed scholarships are a critical part of helping students like Skylar benefit from a Centenary education.

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Excavating Self takes center stage at MLP February 25/26

poster for Excavating Self

Escaped Images, the dance ensemble of the Theatre and Dance department will present the original ballet Excavating Self, February 25 and 26 at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse beginning at 7pm

Tickets go on sale Saturday, Feb. 12 at the playhouse box office, and cost $15 for adults; $12 for military and seniors; $10 for students; and free for Centenary students, staff and faculty members.

This "modern ballet" tells the story of the women of the company and their struggle to find what theyíre looking for in the contemporary society they find themselves living in today. The narrative was written by artistic director Renee Cheveallier and members of the dance company.

Written and choreographed by the dance company, this ballet will be preformed to music composed by Centenary College senior, Costas Dafnis. It will mark the first time Escaped Images has taken on this type of performance.

For more information on Excavating Self, please call 318.869.5242.

Follow us

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4-6 Feb


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

Be sure to check the homepage for weather updates.

4 Fri

Tie Dye

Bynum Commons Deck Area, 11am

Sponsored by the RHA. Start your weekend Homecoming events be taking part in Tie-Dye. Contact Josh Coco at email for more information.

Gumbo Cook-off

Kilpatrick, 9pm

Stick around after the Gymnastics meet and come celebrate Homecoming with the gumbo cook-off.

5 Sat

Homecoming Parade

Woodlawn Avenue to the Gold Dome, 12:15pm

Sponsored by Student Life and the Alumni Association. Come out and take part in this annual event. For more information, call 318.869.5115.

Street Festival

Fitness Center, 12:45pm

Join us for this campus-wide event including carnival-style eats.

6 Sun

Centenary Sunday

Asbury United Methodist Church, 3200 Airline Drive, Bossier City, 10:45pm

Worship with members of the Centenary community at a combined service featuring the Centenary Choir and message by Centenary president, the Rev. Dr. David Rowe. A reception takes place at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

8 Tue

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.

Mon Oncle

Robinson Film Center, 610 E. Texas St, Shreveport, 7:30pm Sponsored by the Centenary Film Society. Featured film is Mon Oncle (My Uncle). Comedy. French with English subtitles. For more information, call 318.424.9090 or visit the RFC website.

10 Thu

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.

11 Feb

Cara Lamb, Student recital

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

Centenary student Cara Lamb will be performing a Sophomore Recital. Included on the program are works by J. S. Bach, Mozart, Brahms, and Chopin. The recital is free and open to the public.


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.


Robinson Film Center, 610 E. Texas St, Shreveport, 7:30pm

Sponsored by the Centenary Film Society. Featured film is Vincere. Drama. Italian with English subtitles. For more information, call 318.424.9090 or visit the RFC website.

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.

Coffee House

SUB Main Lobby, 8pm

Sponsored by Zeta Tau Alpha. The Coffee House is a fundraiser supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. Cost is $3 per person. Live music and food. Contact Taylor Gilmour at email for more information.

Casino Night

SUB Main Lobby, 7pm

Sponsored by the Centenary Activities Board. Casino Night is a night for fun and prizes. Contact Caleb Gaston at email 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.

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