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February 11, 2011

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PREVIEW: Ladies Take Final Road Tour

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The Centenary women’s basketball team will play its final road games of the 2010-11 season this weekend. The Ladies open at UMKC on Saturday at 4 pm CT and conclude at Southern Utah on Monday at 8 pm CT.

Seniors Anne Farrell and Ashley Jackson, along with sophomore Ne-Ne Cook each had great games on Monday, scoring 19, 18, and 13 points against North Dakota State, however it was not enough as the Ladies fell to the Bison 71-62. The Ladies (0-20, 0-13 Summit) were never able to capitalize on a season best performance by all, allowing NDSU to shoot seven percent better from the floor.

PREVIEW: Gents Set for Final Road Trip at SUU, UMKC

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Following Thursday's contest at Southern Utah, the Gents will travel to UMKC for its final road game of the season. Centenary and the Kangaroos are set for a 7 pm CT tip-off in Kansas City, MO.

Centenary's offensive effort was overshadowed by a solid shooting effort by the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Saturday afternoon, as the Gents fell 102-73 in their Homecoming game.

PREVIEW: Softball Opens Season Next Week

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The Centenary softball team will open the 2011 season at the North Texas Invitational on February 18-19. The Ladies will open against Tennessee Tech at 10 am, followed by Northwestern State at 5:30 pm. The tournament will wrap up on Saturday as Centenary faces Nebraska at 10 am and North Texas at 3 pm.

PREVIEW: Baseball Home Opener Set for Saturday, Feb. 19

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The Centenary baseball team will host future ASC opponent, Louisiana College, on Saturday, February 19 at Shehee Stadium. The Gents will play a double-header beginning at 1 pm.

Ladies Basketball to Host "Think Pink" Game

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The Centenary women's basketball team will host its "Think Pink" game on Saturday, February 19 when Oral Roberts comes to the Gold Dome for a 2 pm tip-off. All fans are admitted free of charge. Wear Pink!!

Upcoming Home Events

15 Tue

Gents Basketball vs Oral Roberts
7 pm @ Gold Dome

19 Feb

Gents Baseball vs La College
1 pm (DH)

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Centenary professor recognized as Humanist of the Year

Dr. Dana Kress, professor of French at Centenary College of Louisiana, has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Humanist of the Year Award.

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Presented by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, it is the highest recognition for Louisianans who have made outstanding contributions to the study and understanding of the humanities.

According to nominator Dr. David Rowe, president of Centenary College, Kress embodies "a deep commitment to life-long learning, a passionate engagement with the past that will help us transform the future, and a faith that education is the cornerstone of a life well-lived."

Kress adds this honor to his other recognitions he has received while at Centenary. In 1998, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named him the Louisiana Professor of the Year; was honored by the City of Shreveport with "Dr. Dana Kress Day;" and received a Special Humanities Award from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. On October 15, 2010, he was invested as Honorary Consul of France by the French Ambassador to the United States, Pierre Vimont.

Kress will be recognized with other statewide humanities award winners April 2 at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens in Darrow, La.

READ the entire story »

Prelude to a Kiss continues at MLP through Feb. 13

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Just in time for Valentine's 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 opened Thursday, and runs for one weekend only with performances taking place tonight and Saturday at 8pm and closes with a matinee on Sunday 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. between 9am and 4pm Reservations can also be made by calling the box office at 318.869.5242.

The play follows a whirlwind romance through a young couple's meeting, wedding and a bizarre twist of fate that tests the newly minted vows of their marriage… and their sanity. At the center of this grown-up fairy tale is the likable everyman, Peter, who shares with the audience all the details of how he comes to fall in love with a free spirited bartender, named Rita, and how an old man turns the couple's world inside-out. Along the way we meet Peter's kooky, suburban in-laws, his flamboyant best friend Taylor, Rita's delightfully off-beat wedding guests Uncle Fred and Aunt Dorothy, and the old man's daughter, Leah.

READ the entire story and meet the cast members »

Environmental Campaigns and Politics lecture set for Feb. 15

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"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.

Find out more about environmentalism and sustainability at Centenary.

New Orleans Dance Theatre brings work to Centenary

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The Chard Gonzalez Dance Theatre will perform their latest work, The Divine Feminine, Friday, Feb. 18 at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse beginning at 7:30pm Ticket prices are $15 for general admission or $12 for students and seniors, and will be available at the door.

The Divine Feminine was created from an inspirational reading of Portuguese playwright Armando Nacimento Rosa's Mary of Magdala: A Gnostic Fable. Chard's cast of amazing performers takes the audience on a ride through conflict and mayhem due to the seduction of a goddess, the wrath of a bitter queen, the marvel of a heroine plus other divine women and their boy-toys.

In conjunction with the performance, Gonzalez will also lead a dance theatre workshop at Centenary, Saturday, Feb. 19 from 10:30am until noon. The workshop is free and open to the public.

For more information on the performances or workshops, contact Sarah David, associate director, at 504.615.3093.

BIG Event 4 is coming soon!

Centenary College is gearing up again for the BIG Event!

On Saturday, March 26, Centenary College students, faculty, staff and alumni will canvass the Highland Historic District for the BIG Event 4 and help their neighbors with common household tasks while giving back to the community that has embraced the College for more than 100 years.

Event organizers have requested household jobs from residents that live near the College, such as scrapping and repainting shutters, raking, weeding, yard work, picking up trash, cleaning sidewalks, etc. Last year, more than 30 residents of the Highlands area watched as their homes or yards were transformed by Centenary volunteers.

Contact the BIG Event organizers at email to sign up today!

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Excavating Self takes center stage at MLP February 25/26

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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 they're 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.

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11 Fri

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 ».

13 Sun

Camerata performance

First Baptist-Shreveport, 4pm

The performance is free and open to the public.

14 Mon

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 Valentine's 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 Tue

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... it's 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 Wed

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 Thu

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.

20 Feb

GRE/GMAT Math Bootcamp

114 Mickle Hall, 2-5pm

FREE workshop presented by the Princeton Review. The GRE and GMAT exams test a variety of math concepts you may not have used since high school. Our FREE GRE & GMAT Math Bootcamps (a $199 value) will help you brush up on math basics quickly and effectively. To register, click here.

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

The Grand Design discussion group

James Hall Lobby, 7pm

Sponsored by the Philosophy Discussion Group, Secular Student Association, and Physics Club. Do we need God to explain the universe? "No," according to Stephen Hawking in his new book, The Grand Design. For more information, contact Dallas Krentzel at email.

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