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March 4, 2011

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PREVIEW: Baseball to Play Three-Game Set Against SFA

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The Centenary baseball team will gear up for its second weekend out as the Gents are set to play SFA in a three-game set this weekend. Centenary will host Friday's contest at 6 pm and SFA will host the final two games on Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at 2 pm in Nacogdoches, Texas.

The Gents (1-1) are coming off a split on Opening Day against future ASC opponent, Louisiana College.

Stephen F. Austin is a DI member of the Southland Conference, located in Nacogdoches, Texas, about 1 ½ hrs southwest of Shreveport. SFA plays Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Wednesday prior to meeting the Gents on Friday. The Lumberjacks are currently 4-4, having defeated UNO, 16-7, on Feb. 27.

Three players are hitting above the .400 clip, led by Bryson Myles' .467 with a team-best 14 hits and nine runs scored. On the bump, SFA is paced by Justin Bradock's 1-1 record and team-low, 2.45 ERA, through 11.0 innings pitched.

GAME 1. WIN 1.
Right-hander Seth Lugo got the call in Game 1 and didn't disappoint as he tossed 5.0 shutout innings, holding Louisiana College to just two hits on the afternoon. Lugo recorded the win after fanning three batters and holding the Wildcats to a mere .133 average.

Sophomore Matt Creamer may not have recorded a hit on Day 1 of the Centenary baseball season, but the starting second basemen laid down three sacrifice bunts over the two contests, which put runners in scoring position for the Gents. Creamer's silent success played a huge part in the one run scored by Centenary in the first game and one run scored in the second inning of Game 2.

Senior Derek Dalzell can do it all. He plays outfield, infield, pitches and hits. The two-way guy had his share of all those on Opening Day against Louisiana College. Dalzell hit .500, for second-best on the team through two games and pitched 1.0 solid inning in relief, allowing no hits and fanning one.

Sophomore Cole Thompson picked up his first career save in Game 1 on Feb. 19 against Louisiana College. The righty threw 2.0 innings behind Seth Lugo and allowed just two hits, while fanning three.

Freshman Marc Martinez made the most out of his college debut when he finished the day with a team-best .600 average. The starting DH tallied three hits in five at-bats, including a double for four total bases. He was 2-for-2 in Game 1 and 1-for-3 with a run scored in Game 2.

Soccer Announces 2011 Camp Dates

The Centenary soccer program has released its 2011 Summer camp dates. The Ladies and Gents will host seven camps, ranging from residential and team to lil' booters and indoor.

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PREVIEW: Ladies on Road for Two Meets

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The Centenary gymnastics team takes the road once again for two meets over the weekend. The first stop is Columbia, Missouri to take on Big 12 Mizzou and Temple on Friday at 6:30 pm, followed by SEMO in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on Sunday at 2 pm.

The Ladies (3-8) are coming off their best overall performance of the year, having recorded their third win at TWU's Tri-Meet last weekend, beating Illinois State to place second. Centenary scored a season-best 191.125 as a team and had several Top 3 finishers.

Leading the way was senior Marisa Schneider with a first place finish on Beam with a 9.750. Sophomore Jessica Lieblich captured third in the All-Around with a 38.550. Both scores were personal bests.

Cowley Hits Buzzer Beater For Gents Victory

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After seeing The University of Dallas go on a late five-goal run, sophomore Lacrosse attackman Colton Cowley took an off balance feed to rip a left handed goal with two seconds remaining to give Centenary an 11-10 victory.

In their second of two games against NCAA DIII competition, the Gents (5-2, 2-1 LSA) also tied their season-high win total with four games remaining.

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Anne Farrell Joins Elite 1,000-Point Club; Notches Feat in Final Game of Career

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Anne Farrell

In her final game as a member of the Centenary Ladies basketball team, senior Anne Farrell notched her 1,000th career point and became the fifth women's basketball player all-time to accomplish this feat.

The Tulsa, Okla., native’s layup with 4:42 left to play in her final game in a Centenary uniform, helped tally exactly 1,000 career points.

Farrell, a four-year letterwinner and starter for Centenary battled injuries and time away from the court during her tenure, but despite those obstacles, she still managed to become one of the Top 5 all-time leading scorers in Ladies basketball history.

She recorded 18 points in her final game against Western Illinois on Monday, which put her at 1,004 total points, placing her fifth all-time. During her career, Farrell notched 16 career double-double efforts and scored in double figures 52 times, 13 of which came this season.

Her career-best game came in 2007 at McNeese State in a 25-point effort, making 11-of-19 from the field. She not only ranks in Top 5 in scoring, but finished second all-time in rebounds with 731. Farrell pulled down a career-best 21 boards against Oral Roberts on Feb. 19 of this season.

Farrell joins all-time leading scorer Alexis Pettway (1,416), teammate Ashley Jackson (1,133), Julie Daniels (1,038) and Holli Wilkins (1,005) in the elite 1,000-Point Club for Centenary women's basketball.

Jackson reached this milestone on Jan. 15 and now sits second all-time with 1,133 career points as she, too, wrapped up her four-year career on Monday evening.

"Anne has done a great job for Centenary women's basketball during her four years. She is an unselfish player who works hard for her teammates and school. I am so proud of Anne and what she has accomplished," said head

Jackson Named to Honorable Mention All-League Team

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Ashley Jackson

Centenary's Ashley Jackson has been tabbed as a Summit League Honorable Mention All-League honoree, voted on by the league's head coaches, sports information directors and media, announced Thursday afternoon.

Jackson led the Ladies in scoring with 12.4 ppg and a team-best 13.6 ppg in league play alone, without attempting a three-point field goal all season. The forward also paced Centenary by pulling down 7.7 rebounds per game against conference opponents.

The senior played in all 25 games this season and started all 18 league contests. She finished the season with 18 double-figure scoring games and seven double-doubles, including a stretch of three straight games. She also led the squad with 26 blocks and was second-best on the team with a .417 field goal percentage (95-228).

Jackson was Centenary's leading scorer in six games and leading rebounder in 11. Her career-best scoring game came on Dec. 31, 2010 against IPFW where she tallied 25 points on a 7-of-14 effort from the floor and hit 11-of-13 from the free throw line. She also notched a career-best 15 rebounds on Feb. 14, 2011 at Southern Utah.

The highlight of the season for Jackson came on Jan. 15, 2011 when her 16 points scored against Southern Utah placed her amongst elite company in the Centenary Women's Basketball 1,000-Point Club.

Jackson finished her four-year career with 1,133 career points, placing her second all-time in the record books.

Jackson joins four other league players on the Honorable Mention team and was Centenary's only representative as the Ladies bid farewell to The Summit League.

"This is another great accomplish and honor for Ashley and our women's basketball program. Ashley has worked so hard for our program and it is great to see other coaches and media recognize that as well," said first year head coach Kristen Davis.

Oral Roberts' Kevi Luper was named the league's Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, while teammate Savannah Buck was named Sixth Woman of the Year. Sadie Webb of Western Illinois was tabbed as the league's Newcomer of the Year, while ORU head coach Jerry Finkbeiner was named Coach of the Year.

Congratulations to Dallas Krentzel for top prize at TSM

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Dallas Krentzel

A biology major at Centenary College has been awarded the top prize for the best overall paper presentation by the Texas Society of Mammalogists during their recent meeting at Texas Tech University.

Dallas Krentzel, a junior originally from Bossier City, La., received the Robert Packard Award which honors the student for the "best overall paper presentation" during the society’s 29th Annual Meeting. Along with the recognition, he also received a $300 cash award.

"This award is usually given to a graduate student," said Dr. Loren Ammerman, associate professor of biology at Angelo State University and TSM secretary-treasurer. "The judges were very impressed by his presentation."

Krentzel presented the research he accomplish over the summer at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, titled Description of a new specimen of Ictidostoma Hemburyi (therapsida; therocephalia) and the Phylogenetic Relations of Therocephalians to the Mamalian Lineage.

"This was a huge honor for Dallas," said Dr. Scott Chirhart, associate professor of biology. "The judges were so impressed by his presentation that it is the first time in almost 30 years that an undergraduate student has received the award."

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Forum looks at Stem Cell Research March 21/28

What are the dangers of stem cell research? What are the advantages or disadvantages? What are the ethical implications?

These are some of the questions that will be addressed by the Forum, an annual event that examines social issues in open-to-the public sessions. The topic this year will be "Stem Cell Research and Public Policy," with sessions taking place on Monday, March 21 and Monday, March 28. Each session begins at 7pm and takes place in the Whited Room at Bynum Commons.

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Dr. Insoo Hyun

Dr. Insoo Hyun, associate professor of Bioethics and Director of the Case Western Reserve Stem Cell Ethics Center, will speak at the first session March 21, followed by a continuation of the topic March 28 by students and community members. A question and answer period will take place after the second session.

Dr. Hyun received his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy at Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Philosophy at Brown University. In 2005, he received a Fulbright Research Award by the U.S. Department of State to study the ethical, legal and cultural dynamics of human research cloning in South Korea. His articles have appeared in Science, Nature, The Hastings Center Report, The Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, and many others. His book, Bioethics and the Future of Stem Cell Research, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

Dr. Chris Ciocchetti, assistant professor of philosophy, coordinates the annual Forum event, which presents discussions on various social issues and opposing points of view, and then features responses from students and members of the local community as well as audience questions.

Both events are free and open to the public. For further information, contact Dr. Ciocchetti at 318.869.5246 or visit the Forum web page.

3rd Annual Louisiana Regional College Career Fair takes place April 2

Get the suit dry cleaned and tweak the resume! Regional colleges and universities are joining forces for the 3rd Annual Louisiana Regional College Career Fair, Saturday, April 2, from noon until 4pm at the Bossier Civic Center.

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Centenary College, along with the Career Services offices of Bossier Parish Community College, East Texas Baptist University, Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech, LSU Shreveport, Jarvis Christian College, Northwestern State University, Southern University at Shreveport, University of Louisiana Monroe, and the University of Phoenix will host the event.

The career fair is open to all college students and alumni from any accredited higher education institution in the United States. Professional attire and a resume are required for admission to this annual event.

During the past two years, the Career Fair has drawn an average of more than 500 students and alumni. Exhibitors will include local, regional, state, federal and graduate schools. Participants will gain knowledge of career opportunities, part-time jobs, internships, full-time jobs and graduate school opportunities.

For more information, contact Dennis Taylor, Director of Career Services at 318.869.5360 or email. You can also check out their website at www.lrccf.org.

Centenary College selected for regional School of the Year award

It was a typical "David versus Goliath" story when Centenary College took on much larger schools and captured the regional School of the Year award for residence life at the recent Southwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls 2011 No Frills business conference.

The College will now compete against seven other regional winners at the National Association of College and University Residence Halls national conference held later this year in Chicago. Centenary last captured the prestigious award in 2004.

The regional conference was held Feb. 25-27 at Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas, with Centenary competing against schools from Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Mexico. Some of the larger schools included the University of Texas, Texas A&M University, Louisiana State University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma and the University of Arkansas.

In years past, few private schools have won the School of the Year award, which is the paramount achievement at both the regional and national level. The award usually goes to much larger state schools. It recognizes the overall level of commitment to student development and education displayed by the chosen school's residence hall organization. This year, the award submission was written by National Residence Hall Honorary members Macy Stockton along with Josh Coco, former director of Residence Life.

"This was a huge accomplishment for residence life and for Centenary as a whole," said Coco. "This was the most prestigious award a school can earn at the conference. People are now recognizing all the great things happening at the College."

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15 Mar

Grad Fest

Centenary Bookstore, 11am - 5pm

Order your diploma frames, announcements, rings, and cap and gowns. Call 318-869-5278 for more information.

Interview Intellect

216 Jackson Hall, 11:15am

Take your job search and resume writing skills one step further and learn how to conquer the interview process! Get tips and strategies for how to prepare and answer tough interview questions!

Volunteer Fair

Kilpatrick Auditorium, 11am

Sponsored by the Office of Community. The Volunteer Fair will showcase volunteer opportunities from community partners. Students will be able to learn about potential options for service learning. Contact LaToya Hemphill at email 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 »

22 Mar

Corrington Award for Literary Excellence

Whited Room of Bynum Commons, 6:45pm

Sponsored by the English Department. Novelist Tim O’Brien will receive the 21st Annual John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence and read from his work. Free and open to the public.


SGA Organization Seminar

Kilpatrick Auditorium, 11:15am

Sponsored by the SGA. Organization 101 led by Chris Lavan, Director of Intercultural Engagement and Community. Contact Kayla Klaus at email for more information.

Wellness Expo

Fitness Center, 11am

Sponsored by Health Services. For more information, contact Melinda Koch at 318.869.5466.

Percussion Ensemble Concert

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

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

25 Mar

Cello 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.

26 Mar

BIG Event 4

Highlands neighborhood, 7:30am in the Fitness Center. Sponsored by the BIG Event executive committee. Start off with breakfast and registration. After The BIG Event, a carnival is planned on campus featuring entertainment, food, and fun. Register by March 18. E-mail email. Registration available online.

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.

30 Mar

Documentary: One More Mile: a Dialogue on Nation-Building

Whited Room in Bynum Commons, 7pm

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Convocations Committee. Attaway Scholars Dr. Elizabeth Coffman and Ted Hardin will screen their documentary film, One More Mile. The film investigates the delicate and controversial role of the international community in a post-war society.

31 Mar

SGA Organization Seminar

Kilpatrick Auditorium, 11:15am

Sponsored by the SGA. Planning and Publicity led by Ashlie Daigle, Director of Student Involvement. Contact Kayla Klaus at email for more information.

Documentary: Veins in the Gulf

Whited Room in Bynum Commons, 7pm Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Convocations Committee. Attaway Scholars Dr. Elizabeth Coffman and Ted Hardin will screen their documentary film Veins in the Gulf, a documentary that traces the history of rapidly disappearing bayous, the environmental crisis of southern Louisiana, and the international impact of Cajun culture, which is quickly losing ground.

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