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March 25, 2011

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Lieblich Earns All-Around Bid to NCAA Regionals

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Jessica Lieblich

Sophomore Jessica Lieblich continues to garner recognition as the Ladies' top All-Around performer on the Centenary gymnastics team as she earned a spot in the Tuscaloosa NCAA Regional competition held on Saturday, April 2 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama at 6pm CT.

Lieblich was one of five All-Arounders selected to this Regional that were not a part of a qualifying team. Her regional qualifying score of 38.059 was high enough to place her among the elite in the country as an individual as six regions will take place.

"It's a great opportunity for Jessica Lieblich to gain some experience at a premiere gymnastics competition as well as be a strong representation of our school and our gymnastics team. I am excited for her and the opportunity she has earned and I look forward to the competition day," said head coach Gretchen Goerlitz.

The Little Rock, Arkansas native showcased her best season yet with career-best scores in every event as a sophomore. Lieblich's season-high All-Around score of 38.875 came in the second dual meet held in Alaska on March 12. With that score, she earned first place honors, the first of her career.

Golf to Host Hal Sutton Intercollegiate

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The Centenary men’s and women’s golf team will host its annual Hal Sutton Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday at the Golf Club at Stonebridge in Bossier City, La. Shot gun start set for 8:30am each day.

Both the Ladies and Gents will take part in the two-day event on the par-72 course.

The tournament field will consist of nine men’s teams: Centenary, UNO, Arkansas-Monticello, North Dakota, SFA, McNeese State, Oklahoma City Univ., Tyler Junior College and Texarkana College.

The women’s field includes: Centenary, SFA, Sam Houston State, Tyler Junior College, Christian Brothers Univ., and Texarkana College.

The teams will play 36 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday.

Gents Tennis Opens Summit League Play

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The Centenary men's tennis team will open its first cluster of Summit League play this weekend when the Gents travel to Macomb, Illinois to take on Western Illinois at 2pm CT on Saturday and South Dakota State at 2pm CT on Sunday.

Centenary has recorded a 2-3 record on the season and is looking to return to winning ways after dropping its last contest to UT-Tyler, 9-0. The Gents have posted wins over University of the Ozarks (5-1) and LeTourneau (6-1) this season.

Looking to compete in singles action for Centenary is Jonathan Threadgill, Micah Threadgill, Garrett Whipple, Sam Grace, Evan Magill and Michael Reeks.

Teaming up for doubles play are the Threadgill brothers, Magill/Whipple, and Reeks/Grace.

Ladies Lead Disappears in Final Frame; Fall 4-2 to UCA

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The Centenary softball team took the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning, but wasn't able to hang on as it fell 4-2 to Central Arkansas on Thursday evening in non-conference action.

The Ladies (2-17) stranded eight base runners in the final four innings to drop its fifth straight game.

Despite taking the loss, Centenary had several players with strong performances as sophomore Jenny King led the offense with a 3-for-3 effort, while driving in a run.

Junior Reggie Salvatore finished 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI on double to left center, while sophomore Bailey Boggs also had a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4.

Freshman Nicole Warren (1x4) and junior Kalyn Harris (1x4) each had a hit.

Freshman Lysni Unruh (4.0,7,3,3,1,1) took the loss in relief after tossing 4.0 innings. The righty allowed three runs on seven hits, while fanning one to fall to 0-4 on the season.

Senior Lauren Highsmith (3.0,3,1,1,0,1) got the start and threw the first 3.0 frames. She allowed one run on three hits.

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. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: CENTENARY BASEBALL @ 318-869-5095.

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Centenary College Launches Sustainability House

The Sustainability House, launching in the fall of 2011 and already oversubscribed, will enable its residents to experience team-taught courses, special events and programs, service-learning and internship opportunities, closer contact with faculty outside of the classroom, and an outreach program to promote sustainable practices on campus, in the local community, and beyond.

"We’re taking an integrated approach to education," said Centenary’s President, Dr. David Rowe. “We want Centenary graduates to be able to engage sustainability and other complex global issues responsibly no matter what they do—whether they are doctors, teachers, business people, artists, or lawyers. We’re committed to a "whole-person" approach for developing that capability in our students, which means integrating learning, living and action with a larger sense of purpose."

"Centenary’s Sustainability House will allow students to integrate their campus living experience with their study and interest in sustainable living for themselves and the world around them," said Dr. Jeanne Hamming, associate professor of English and a "live-in" faculty leader of the program. "When I talk to students about their interest in this initiative, what I keep hearing is that they want to be part of a real community, and they want to do something.

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Earle Labor named Jack London Man of the Year

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Earle Labor

Earle Labor, Emeritus Professor of American Literature and Director of the Jack London Research Center at Centenary College, has been honored as the Jack London Man of the Year 2011 by the Jack London Foundation. The award was recently presented to Dr. Labor at the 41st Annual Jack London Banquet in Sonoma, Calif.

Recognized as the world’s leading Jack London scholar, Labor taught the first course on London ever offered in the United States as a Visiting Professor at Utah State University in 1966, and the first Jack London course ever presented in Western Europe as a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Aarhus in 1974. After returning from Denmark, he worked to initiate a student-teacher exchange program between the University of Aarhus and Centenary College.

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College announces new Senior Director of Marketing & Communication

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Matt Bailey

Centenary College of Louisiana has announced the hiring of Matt Bailey as the new Senior Director of Marketing & Communication. He assumed his current position March 21.

In his new role, Bailey will lead the College’s marketing, community relations and governmental relations outreach programs. He fills a position that has been vacant since December 2007 with the departure of the previous Vice President of Marketing.

Bailey gained experience in policy and outreach, strategic communications, and governmental relations while working as the Economic Development Coordinator to Mayor Cedric B. Glover of Shreveport and as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu.

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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.


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.


Re-Dedication of the Peavy Climbing Wall

Peavy Climbing Wall by the Fitness Center, 10am

Instructors from One Great River will be present to help you conquer the wall. Guest Speaker: Dr. Martin will be present to answer any questions about the history of the wall.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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