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March 18, 2011

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PREVIEW: Softball to Host SDSU in Weekend Series

The Centenary softball team will look to build on its Tuesday night win as it hosts South Dakota State on Friday and Saturday in Summit League action. The Ladies are set to begin on Friday with a double-header at 4pm, followed by a single game at Noon on Saturday.

The Ladies (2-12) recorded their second win of the season in a 7-1 victory over Grambling earlier this week. Centenary looks to improve in Summit League play as they are 1-2 after the first weekend out at IUPUI.

PREVIEW: Baseball to Visit Hawai’i for Four-Game Set

Gents in Hawaii Poster
The Centenary baseball team will venture its away to Hawai'i to take on the Rainbows in a four-game set this upcoming weekend. The Rainbows and Gents will meet at Les Murakami Stadium from March 18-21. The teams are set to play Friday and Saturday at 10:30 pm CT, Sunday at 5:05pm CT, and Monday at 10:30pm CT.

GAME COVERAGE
Streaming Video: Available at uhstreaming.oceanic.com for a fee.
Radio: ESPN Radio (1420 AM) will broadcast all games live with Don Robbs calling the action.
Audio Webcast: ESPN1420am
Live Stats: Live in-game stats are available at HawaiiAthletics.com

The Gents enter the weekend set with an overall record of 3-6 after playing the last five games on the road. Centenary will continue its month-long road tour with the Hawai'i series.

PREVIEW: Gymnastics to Compete at MIC Championships

gymnastics poster
Coming off its season-high score of 192.575 at UAA last weekend, the Centenary gymnastics team will look to use that momentum as it travels to the MIC Championships in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, hosted by SEMO, on Saturday, March 19 for a 2pm CT meet start.

The Ladies, who are 5-12 on the season, will take on MIC opponents, TWU, SEMO, Illinois State, and Illinois-Chicago in the one-day event.

EVENT COVERAGE
The KFVS12.com WebCast is scheduled to present the 2011 Midwest Independent Conference Gymnastics Championship meet Saturday afternoon, March 19, live from Houck Field House in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. WebCast coverage of the five-team meet is scheduled to begin at approximately 2pm CDT.

The multi-camera WebCast will be presented live around the world at KFVS12.com, and then archived on the web site for users to watch at their convenience. Both the live presentation and the archived version will be available free of charge with no subscription needed. The archived version will be posted shortly after the end of event coverage.

Ladies Power Past Grambling, 7-1

Kalyn Harris
Kalyn Harris

Junior Kalyn Harris and sophomore Bailey Boggs each belted their first homeruns of the season and senior Lauren Highsmith pitched 7.0 solid innings to propel the Centenary softball team to a 7-1 victory over Grambling on Tuesday evening in non-conference action.

The Ladies improved to 2-12 on the season with the win. Centenary had its best offensive production of the year, connecting on 11 hits as a team, including three extra base hits.

Harris led Centenary with a 2-for-2 effort with two runs scored and three RBI, including a two-run homerun and a sacrifice fly.

Senior Bonnie Matak was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, Boggs finished with a 2-for-4 performance with a run scored and an RBI, which came on a long ball, the second for the Ladies on the night.

Junior Leah Dark (2x3) had two knocks, while classmate Reggie Salvatore (1x4, R), sophomore Kelsey Regan (1x2, 2 RBI) drove in two.

Highsmith (2-8) (7.0,5,1,0,0,7) struck out seven and allowed just one unearned run on five hits through 7.0 innings for the win.

PREVIEW: Ladies Tennis Opens Summit League Play This Week

Tennis Summit Poster
The Centenary women's tennis team will open Summit League play this weekend with five scheduled matches in Las Vegas, Nevada, beginning Thursday.

The Ladies (0-4) are still looking for their first win of the 2011 season. Centenary will meet IPFW at 9am and Oakland at 2pm on Thursday, followed by UMKC at 2pm on Friday and IUPUI at 9am and Southern Utah at 2pm on Saturday.

Centenary is coming off a 9-0 loss at UT-Tyler on March 4.

Seeing action this season has been No. 1 Isadora Bickham, No. 2 Holden Penney, No. 3 Michelle Gaubert, No. 4 Holly Clark and No. 5 Catlin Orschel. Doubling up has been Bickham/Penney and Gaubert/Clark.

Gents Baseball to Host Spring Break Camp

The Centenary baseball program will host its 2011 Spring Break Baseball Camp on Saturday, March 26 from 1-4pm at Shehee Stadium. Participants ages 8-14 are encouraged to sign up for a basic skills instructional camp hosted by the Gents and their coaching staff.

Time: 1-4pm
Where: Shehee Stadium
Camp Price: $50
Ages: 8-14

The Spring Break Camp hosted by the Centenary baseball team will consist of basic skills (hitting/pitching/defense). The camp will be instructed by the Centenary baseball coaching staff and players.

Upcoming Home Events:

18 Mar

Softball vs SDSU
4pm/6pm (DH)

19 Mar

Softball vs SDSU
Noon

19 Mar

Lacrosse vs St. Edwards
3pm

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Centenary Wellness Expo takes place March 24

Come to the Centenary Fitness Center Thursday, March 24 for the Wellness Expo and learn about spiritual, emotional, occupational and physical wellness. The Expo starts at 11am and runs through 1pm. Contact Melinda Koch at 318.869.5466 for more information.

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Film Society presents "The French Connection: A French Film Week" Today through March 24

The Centenary College Film Society presents their third annual "The French Connection: A French Film Week in Louisiana" Friday, March 18 through Thursday, March 24 at the Robinson Film Center.

The "French Film Week" series includes six recent award-winning French language films which demonstrate the diversity and excellence of films from the Francophone world. This year's selections include a musical romance (Songs of Love), a murder-mystery thriller (Roman de Gare), two animated family-friendly films (Azur et Asmar and A Town Called Panic), and two dramas which explore France's complicated past during World War II as well as its multi-cultural present (Un Secret and 35 Shots of Rum).

All films in the "French Film Week" are free for Centenary students with valid ID and are open to the public at regular Robinson Film Center admission prices. The Robinson Film Center is located at 617 Texas Street in downtown Shreveport. For more information, contact Dr. Jefferson Hendricks, faculty director, Centenary College Film Society at 318.820.1414 or visit www.robinsonfilmcenter.org.

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Forum looks at Stem Cell Research March 21/28

photo of Dr. Insoo Hyun
Dr. Insoo Hyun

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.

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.

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 at www.centenary.edu/forum.

Novelist Tim O'Brien to receive the Corrington Award Mar. 22

photo of Tim O\'Brien
Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien, a National Book Award-winner whose eight books of fiction and memoir address the trauma of the Vietnam War, will receive the John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence and read from his work Tuesday, March 22 beginning at 7pm in the Whited Room of Bynum Commons.

Born in 1946 in Austin, Minn., O'Brien received his draft notice in 1968 right after graduating with highest honors from Macalaster College. An infantryman, he spent seven months in combat. For his service he was awarded a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. While studying government in graduate school at Harvard and reporting on national affairs at the Washington Post, O'Brien wrote the stories collected in his first book, If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home (1973), a critically acclaimed non-fiction personal narrative.

Of the Vietnam War, which figures in all of his work, O'Brien has said, "It was traumatic, and I still carry the memories and the ghosts and the horrors along with me, and I suppose my subconscious has pushed my stories in that direction."

Named for the novelist and Centenary alumnus John William Corrington '56, the award recognizes a career of dedication to literary excellence and takes the form of a bronze medal designed by the Louisiana sculptor Clyde Connell. This year's presentation marks the 21st year of this annual event.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and author of short stories Eudora Welty became the first recipient in 1991. Other Corrington medalists include Ernest J. Gaines, James Dickey, Elizabeth Spencer, Richard Wilbur, Eavan Boland, Michael Longley, Alice McDermott, and Yusef Komunyakaa.

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Hurley School of Music presents Duo-Piano concert March 26

The Hurley School of Music will present pianists Emily Hirsch and Gay Grosz in a duo-piano concert on Saturday, March 26 beginning at 7:30pm in the Anderson Auditorium of the Hurley School of Music. Works by Mozart, Dvorak, and Rachmaninoff will be performed. The recital is free and open to the public.

photo of Emily Hirsch
Emily Hirsch

Emily Hirsch is on faculty at the Centenary Piano Prep Department, having begun her first days of piano playing as a student in the same department under Janet Colbert. Hirsch is a 2007 piano performance graduate from Texas Christian University. While at TCU, she won the Norton Scholarship in 2004 and the 2007 Presser Award.

photo of Gay Grosz
Gay Grosz

Gay Grosz ‘90 is well known regionally as a soloist, collaborative artist and adjudicator. She is on the piano faculty at the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College where she teaches piano, accompanying, and chamber music. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Centenary where she was named Outstanding Graduating Senior. She received her MM and DMA degrees in piano performance from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

For more information on this concert or any upcoming event, contact the Hurley School of Music at 318.869.5235.

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20 Sun

Angry Birds

Jones Rice Field, 3pm

Sponsored by Residence Life.
It’s just like the game, only in real life. Fitness Center in case
of inclement weather. Contact
Krista McKinney at email for more information.

21 Mon

The Forum, Part I

Whited Room, Bynum Commons, 7pm

Part one on Centenary’s annual Forum. Dr. Insoo Hyun, associate professor of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve, will discuss stem cell research and public policy. Free and open to the public. Call 318.869.5246 for more information.

22 Tue

Corrington Award for Literary Excellence

Whited Room, Bynum Commons, 6:45pm.

Free and open to the public. 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.

Brain Awareness Week Interactive Demonstrations

Student Union Building – Main Lobby, 2:30-5pm

Sponsored by the Neuroscience Program. Neuroscience students will be presenting brain-related demonstrations.

23 Wed

The Woman’s Body

Whited Room, Bynum Commons, 6pm

Sponsored by Residence Life. The event is open to all women on the College campus. Dr. Paula Rembert will be available to answer any and all questions related to women’s bodies. Information about healthy exercising, breast cancer awareness will be available. Door prizes! Contact Jeridan Green at email for more information.

Brain Awareness Week Interactive Demonstrations

Student Union Building – Main Lobby, 2:30-5pm

Sponsored by the Neuroscience Program. Neuroscience students will be presenting brain-related demonstrations.

24 Thu

SGA Organization Seminar

Kilpatrick Auditorium, Smith Building 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

Guest 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

Highland neighborhood, 7:30am, 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 for more information.

Duo Piano Recital

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

Emily Hirsch and Dr. Gay Grosz are guest artists. Free and open to the public, Call 318.869.5235 for more information.

27 Mar

Ultimate Frisbee Cook-out

Jones Rice Field, 3-5pm

Sponsored by James Hall Council. Ultimate Frisbee games and a cook-out with free food!

28 Mar

The Forum, Part II

Whited Room, Bynum Commons, 7 pm

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.

29 Mar

Women’s History Preserved in the Centenary College Archives

Magale Library, Webb Room, 11am-4:30pm

Sponsored by Centenary College Archives. Free and open to the public. A viewing of documents and photographs related to the history of women at Centenary and the Louisiana Methodist Conference.

30 Mar

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

Whited Room, 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, 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.

1
Apr

Club in the SUB

Student Union Building, 7:30pm

Sponsored by Residence Life. Residence Life is sponsoring a dance party in the SUB to educate students on proper etiquette. Have fun while learning about alcohol and personal safety. Contact Katherine Shamburger at email for more information.

5
Apr

Invisible Illness

Kilpatrick Auditorium, 6:30pm

Sponsored by the Chaplain's Office. Invisible Illness is a seminar that aims to educate what an invisible illness by trying to get the community to look beyond the surface.

7
Apr

SGA Organization Seminar

Kilpatrick Auditorium, 11:15am

Sponsored by the SGA. Money, Money, Money led by Duke Griffey, lecturer in business. Contact Kayla Klaus at email for more information.

Wind Ensemble Concert

Hargrove Memorial Amphitheatre, 7:30pm

Free and open to the public! Sponsored by the Hurley School of Music. Call 318.869.5235 for more information.

8
Apr

Preview Weekend Concert

Hargrove Memorial Amphitheatre, 5pm

Sponsored by Centenary Activities Board. Come out and enjoy an evening of music at the Shell. Crawfish provided by Admissions and Student Life. Contact Matt Cravens at email for more information.

13
Apr

Wind Ensemble Concert

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

Free and open to the public! Sponsored by the Hurley School of Music. Call 318.869.5235 for more information.

16
Apr

Beach Bash

Jones Rice Field, 3pm

Sponsored by the Centenary Activities Board. Contact Tianna Murphy at email for more information.

19 Apr

Dream Big! Act Big! motivational speaker

Kilpatrick Auditorium, 11am

Can you imagine running 100 marathons in 100 days? Come listen to motivational speaker Croix Sather when he stops by the College on his Dream Big, Act Big run across America!

Rules in Un-ruled Lands

Whited Room of Bynum Commons, 11am

Sponsored by the Convocations Committee. The issue of Rules in Un-Ruled Lands: The Origins of Property Rights in Palestinian Refugee Camps will be addressed. Dr. Nadya S. Hajj, assistant professor of political science at Wellesley College will be the featured speaker.

A New Egypt?

Kilpatrick Auditorium, 7pm

Sponsored by the Convocations Committee. A New Egypt? Origins and Consequences of the 2011 Revolution will be addressed. Dr. Nadya S. Hajj, assistant professor of political science at Wellesley College will be the featured speaker.

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