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April 1, 2011

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Lieblich Earns All-Around Bid to NCAA Regionals

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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 Saturday, April 2 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., at 6 pm 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.

PREVIEW: Gents Set for Three-Game Series at UT-Pan American

The Centenary baseball team will continue its road tour when it travels to South Texas to take on UT-Pan American in a three-game series, beginning Friday at 6 pm and concluding Saturday with a double-header starting at 1 pm in Edinburg, Texas.

The Gents (3-10) are coming off of a tough four-game set in Hawaii where the Rainbows took all four from Centenary. Playing 10 games on the road thus far, Centenary is looking to return to winning ways as it has dropped the last five contests.

Despite not registering wins of late, Centenary is producing several positives, both offensively and defensively.

Sophomore Kyle Mauch has just made three starts in the field this season, but has proven himself offensively in the pinch-hitting role as he currently leads the team in average with a .375 clip with six hits in 16 at-bats.

Following him is sophomore Matt Creamer with a .296 average and freshman RJ Talamantes with a .289 average and a team-leading 13 hits, 10 runs scored and eight stolen bases.

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PREVIEW: Ladies to Face Oakland on Road

The Centenary softball team will continue Summit League play when it travels to take on Oakland this weekend. Game times are set for a double-header Friday at 2 pm CT and Saturday at 11 am CT.

The Ladies (2-20, 1-8 Summit) are looking to snap an eight-game skid, which recently included being swept by Summit League foes, South Dakota State and Southern Utah, both at home.

Centenary is led at the plate by senior Bonnie Matak's .295 average. Matak has a team-best 13 hits, seven runs and five doubles. Following Matak is juniors Leah Dark (.273) and Reggie Salvatore (.267).

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Berthelot Captures First; Gents Finish Fifth at Hal Sutton Intercollegiate

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Senior Greg Berthelot fired a 67 in his final round to finish 3-under par and capture first place at the Hal Sutton Intercollegiate Tuesday afternoon at the Golf Club at StoneBridge. Berthelot helped move Centenary into fifth place with a team total of 920 over the three-round event.

The Gents (313-306-301, 920) continued to trim shots off their opening round score to fire a team-best 301 in the final round Tuesday. The effort propelled them from a sixth place sitting after Monday's rounds into fifth overall out of eight teams.

Berthelot shined in his final round with a 67 to accompany his first two rounds of 73. The Baton Rouge, La. native finished a tournament-best 3-under par to capture first place from behind.

It was Centenary's three seniors that led the way for the Gents throughout the host tournament. Behind Berthelot in scoring was senior Ryan Sparks (75-73-75, 223) who stayed consistent through 48 holes to finish tied for 11th with a score of 223.

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Ladies Take Third at Hal Sutton Intercollegiate; Record Season Low Score

After a struggling first round, the Centenary women's golf team bounced back with the third-lowest team score of the day to capture third place at the Hal Sutton Intercollegiate Tuesday. The three-round total of 1000 was a season-best for the Ladies.

Centenary had consistent strong play in the final two rounds, including an impressive 318 total in Tuesday's round to move from fifth place to third place in 18 holes.

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Sophomore Rachel Grinnell (88-77-79, 244) led Centenary with an 11th place finish after bettering her first round score by nearly 10 strokes. Grinnell finished one shot better than teammate Kyndal Rose (85-85-75, 245), who fired a team-best 75 in her final round to place 12th overall.

Also scoring well for the Ladies was sophomore Justine Kemp (88-80-81, 249) who finished 14th and just five shots behind Grinnell. Freshman Sarah Bradshaw (95-84-83, 262) continued to improve over the three rounds to finish tied for 21st, while classmate Kylee Goldthorn (95-100-106, 301) wrapped up play in 27th.

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Professor selected for induction into Hall of Fame

Danny Henderson
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Dr. Daniel Henderson,
now and then

One of our professors at Centenary College has been selected for induction into the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame for Division III later this spring. Dr. Daniel Henderson, assistant professor of exercise science, is one of four inductees that will be honored in May at the NCAA Division III track championships.

"I'm mostly surprised at being inducted, since I did all of that running long before all of our current students were born," said Dr. Henderson. "I obviously feel honored to have those accomplishments recognized this many years later."

After graduating from Wheaton College where he was a member of the cross-country team, he worked as a janitor for a year and later drove a truck for three years, two jobs he loved. "During my truck driving days, I decided to pursue running because I was pretty good at it," he said. From 1983-87, he ran under contract for Nike and was considered a world class runner, having posted one of the fastest times in the world for a given year. His personal best in the 5K time was 13:23.

Congratulations Dr. Henderson!

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Climbing tower set to reopen Saturday, April 2

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Centenary College and One Great River announce the re-opening of the Patrick Peavy Jr. Memorial Climbing Tower, Saturday, April 2 beginning at 10 a.m.

During the event, instructors from One Great River will be on hand to assist students and members of the community who wish to attempt to scale the tower. Dr. Chris Martin, Dean of the Frost School of Business, will also be on hand to answer any questions of the history of the tower.

The 52-foot tall structure originally opened in 1996 and at the time was the tallest in the region and the only four-sided climbing wall in the United States. A project of the Frost School of Business Leadership Class, it was a tribute to Patrick W. Peavy, Jr., son of Linda Peavy Crow, an alumna of The MBA program. The tower was primarily designed as an instructional tool of the Frost School of Business; however, it was also available to Centenary students and staff for supervised recreational and co-curricular activities.

The climbing wall has been closed for the past few years due to the lack of certified instructors. Centenary College recently partnered with One Great River, who will provide instructors and coordinate climbing events for the community. Currently, the staff at One Great River has been certified by Rope Works to conduct climbing programs.

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Shreveport Songs subject of convocation April 7

Do you remember the song, "Shreveport, My Hometown" by Terry Lee or "Shreveport Blues" by Lillian Glinn? These are just two of the songs that will be discussed Thursday, April 7 during Shreveport Songs, a discussion about the rich musical heritage of the city. The convocation will take place in the Whited Room of Bynum Commons.

Terry Lee - Shreveport My Hometown (clip)

Lillian Glinn - Shreveport Blues (clip)

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Chris Brown

Centenary College archivist Chris Brown will present a look at some of the songs that made Shreveport famous, including songs about the city from the 1920s vaudeville blues to 1980s punk rock. This multimedia presentation focuses on five Shreveport songs and the artists who recorded them, examining photographs, advertisements, and lyrics as well as listening to the recordings.

Along with his duties as archivist for the College, Brown also hosts a weekly radio on KSCL 91.3 FM called "Romp and Stomp." His research and assorted publications address the musical history of Shreveport.

Healthy Kids' Fun Run takes place Thursday, April 7

photos from previous Fun Run

The Centenary College Cross Country Team's Healthy Kids' Fun Run offers a way for elementary and middle school children to participate in a run that is strictly for fun. Our goal is to promote running as an enjoyable and central activity in sustaining a healthy and active life. Join your child for a one mile loop around the campus or let the Cross Country runners pace him/her. There is absolutely no time limit, everyone is a winner and receives a T-Shirt and post-race snacks.

The fun starts at 5 p.m. in by the Wright Math building in front of the ZTA House. For more information contact Dr. Shelley Armstrong, assistant professor of health & exercise science at 318.869.5277 or email.

Hope for Children fundraising event takes place Saturday, April 16

poster for Centenary Sports Fest

The Centenary Sports Fest, The LíEspoir Des Enfantes or Hope for Children, will take place Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. around the College campus. Money raised during the event will be donated to the St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital.

Sporting events include Ladies softball against IPFW starting at noon, Lacrosse against UT San Antonio starting at noon, and Gents baseball double header against South Dakota State starting at 1 p.m.

Cost is $10 to get into all three sporting events, $10 for lunch; including hamburgers, bratwursts, and chicken (Students Eat for Free). Raffle tickets$5 for will also be available for purchase for an opportunity to win a $100 gift card to Best Buy or a $100 gift card to Dickís Sporting Goods.

For more information, contact Justin Cash, Intramural/Athletic Events Coordinator, at 318.869.7251 or email

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1 Fri

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.

2 Sat

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.

3rd Annual Louisiana Regional College Career Fair

Bossier City Civic Center, noon-4 pm.

Regional colleges and universities are joining forces for the career fair. Open to all college students and alumni from any accredited higher education institution. Professional attire and resume are required for admission. For more information, contact Dennis Taylor, Director of Career Services at 318.869.5360 or email or visit lrccf.org.


Choral Fantasy

First United Methodist Church Sanctuary, Shreveport, 4 pm.

Centenary Choir and First Methodist Chancel Choir to present Beethovenís exciting Choral Fantasy as part of Festival Encore with orchestra. Free and open to the public.

The Moral Compass of Jacob Lawrence

Meadows Museum of Art galleries, 2 pm.

Guest speaker Dr. Patricia Hills, Department of Art History and Architecture at Boston University. Free and open to the public. Call 318.869.5040 for more information.


SGA Organization Seminar

Whited Room, 6 pm

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


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.


Last Lecture

Hargrove Memorial Amphitheatre, 7pm

Join us as professors Drs. Rodney Grunes and Susan Brayford give their last public lecture as Centenary faculty. Hear them discuss religion, politics, and life itself.


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.


Grunes Retirement Reception

Symphony House, 3:30pm-5:30pm

A retirement reception for Dr. Rodney Grunes, professor of political science.

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.


SGA Organization Seminar

Whited Room, 6pm

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

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

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


National Coalition for Homeless Veterans benefit concert

Hargrove Amphitheatre, 6 pm

Sponsored by KSCL. Cost: $5 Benefit concert featuring live music.

Philosophy Discussion Group

James Hall Lobby, 7 pm

Sponsored by the Philosophy Department. Topic: The Life and Philosophy of Rene Descartes. For more information, contact Dr. Ken Aizawa at 318.869.5698.


ZTA Think Pink football championship game

Jones Rice Field, 6:15 pm

Sponsored by Zeta Tau Alpha. Championship game for the Think Pink League. Food will be available at low price. Contact Taylor Gilmour at email for more information.


Beach Bash

Jones Rice Field, 3pm

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

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