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April 8, 2011

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PREVIEW: Ladies to Host UMKC

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The Centenary softball team is looking to continue its winning ways when it hosts UMKC on Saturday and Sunday in Summit League play. The Ladies are set to play a double-header, beginning at 2 pm on Saturday, followed by a single game on Sunday at 10 am.

The Ladies (4-22) are coming off an 8-3 win at NAIA, LSU-Alexandria on Wednesday. That win was their second-straight victory after defeating Oakland in league play, 9-2 last weekend.

Senior Bonnie Matak leads the team at the plate with a .340 average and a team-best 18 hits, six doubles and two home runs. Junior Reggie Salvatore is hitting .241, while junior Kalyn Harris owns a .232 average and a team-high 13 RBI.

Freshman Lynsi Unruh has collected back-to-back wins on the mound for the Ladies and holds a team-low 6.93 ERA in four game starts. Senior Lauren Highsmith has seen the most action with 21 starts, while holding a 10.11 ERA and a 2-16 record with one save.

PREVIEW: Gents Begin Summit League Play at ORU

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Playing in its final season in The Summit League, the Centenary baseball team will open conference play when it travels to defending champion Oral Roberts this weekend. The Gents are scheduled for a 6:30 pm start on Friday, followed by a double-header on Saturday at 2 pm and a 1 pm start on Sunday in Tulsa, Okla. at J.L. Johnson Stadium.

The Gents (3-13) are looking to snap their eight game losing skid as they wrap up their 17-game road tour. Centenary has been on the road since March 5.

PREVIEW: Gymnastics Set for USAG Nationals in Colorado Springs

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The Centenary gymnastics team gears up for the 2011 USAG Collegiate Nationals held in Colorado Springs, Colo. on April 8-10 at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Competing in this year's event will be TWU, Bridgeport, Cornell, Centenary, Air Force, Temple, Pennsylvania, and Seattle Pacific. Centenary landed a fourth place seeding in the competition with its 190.940 RQS score.

Session I of the event on Friday will take place at 3 pm CT, followed by Session II at 8 pm CT. The Ladies will be a part of Session I on Friday, along with Bridgeport, Seattle Pacific and Temple.

The competition will continue on Saturday at 8 pm CT and Sunday at 3 pm CT. The top two teams from each semifinal session will advance to the team finals on Saturday, April 9, at 8 pm CT. The top 10 finishers (including ties) on each event from Friday's semifinals will qualify for the individual event finals on Sunday, April 10, at 3 pm CT.

PREVIEW: Gents Tennis Wraps Up Season at Summit League Cluster

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The Centenary men's tennis team will wrap up the 2011 season in its final Summit League cluster when it travels to Fort Wayne, Ind. and Indianapolis, Ind. for four matches this weekend.

The Gents are 3-5 on the season and 0-2 against Summit League foes this season. Centenary is oming off a 7-2 victory over future ASC opponent, LeTourneau last Saturday.

Michael Reeks and Sam Grace are both 4-1 on the year and currently pace the Summit League as singles leaders with that record. The duo is also a combined 4-2 on the year in doubles play for third-best in the league heading into the final weekend.

Ladies Pick Up 8-3 Road Win at LSUA

The Centenary softball team took advantage of timely hitting and solid pitching to pick up an 8-3 road win in non-conference action at LSU-Alexandria on Wednesday afternoon.

With the win, the Ladies improved to 4-22 overall and 3-10 on the road and have now won two straight.

Freshman Lynsi Unruh (4.2,6,2,1,0,3) earned her second straight win and improved to 2-5 on the year. The righty tossed 4.2 innings, allowing one earned run on six hits, while fanning three.

Senior Lauren Highsmith (2.1,1,1,1,2,2) earned her first save of the year, relieving Unruh and pitching the final 2.1 innings. The righty allowed one run on one hit and two walks with two strikeouts.

Leading the Ladies offensively was senior Bonnie Matak, who finished the game with a 3-for-4 effort, with three runs driven in and one run scored. Sophomores Jenny King (2x3, R) and Kelsey Regan (2x3, R, RBI) each had two hits, while junior Kalyn Harris (1x3, R, 2 RBI) drove in two runs on one hit.

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Herb "Flight Time" Lang returns to Centenary for 4-point charity shot

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Herb Lang

Come join Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover, Bossier City Mayor Lorenz "Lo" Walker, Centenary College President Dr. David Rowe and members of the Centenary community as they take part in the first "4-point" shot for charity event sponsored by the Harlem Globetrotters. The event takes place Wednesday, April 13 beginning at 11 a.m. in the Gold Dome.

The 4-point shot is the Globetrottersí newest innovation to the game of basketball. Helping to coach those taking part in the event is Harlem Globetrotter and Centenary College alumnus Herb "Flight Time" Lang. The shot will be attempted at a range of 35 feet from the basket and makes its official debut in Shreveport-Bossier City at the Gold Dome!

The Globetrotters will donate 50 tickets to the Providence House in Shreveport and 40 tickets to the City of Shreveport's Mentoring Initiative to the Globetrotters game Sunday, April 17 game against the infamous Washington Generals. Each organization will receive the tickets regardless of how successful the participants are at making the shot.

Along with the mayors and Dr. Rowe, members of the faculty and will also take part in this fun event, including Dr. Kelly Weeks and Chris Lavan. Students will also have the opportunity to shoot, with three students randomly selected from those in attendance. After the event, "Flight Time" will be on hand to have lunch with students from 12:15-1 p.m. in the caf.

For 84 years, the Harlem Globetrotter have thrilled audiences around the world as the "Ambassadors of Goodwill" ®and dunked their way into the hearts of basketball fans both young and old. Herb "Flight Time" Lang is one of the newest generation of stars carrying on the traditions with timeless basketball exhibitions. Lang joined the team more than 12 years ago after graduating from Centenary College and wining the 1998 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Slam Dunk Contest his senior season. Currently, Lang and teammate Nate "Big Easy" Lofton are competing on the Amazing Race "Unfinished Business" currently airing on CBS television.

Hurley School of Music presents Opera Centenary Friday and Saturday

The Hurley School of Music presents, "Opera Centenary" tonight and Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Auditorium.

Two short operas, Trouble in Tahiti and The Old Maid and the Thief will be presented both nights.

Trouble in Tahiti, by Leonard Bernstein, is the story of one day in the life of a desperately unhappy married couple ó lonely, longing for love, unable and unwilling to communicate. The opera features a quasi-Greek chorus consisting of three singers "born of the radio commercial" who sound like an advertising jingle about an idyllic suburban middle class life of the American 1950s.

More humorous, The Old Maid and the Thief, by Gian-Carlo Menotti, is a twisted tale of morals and evil womanly power. The upstanding but single & aging town busybody, Miss Todd, becomes enamored with an attractive stranger who appears at her door, who may or may not be an escaped criminal. Encouraged by her maid who also has eyes for the stranger, Miss Todd allows him to stay in her home but spirals into a life of crime herself in her misguided attempts to draw the stranger deeper into her lonely life.

Opera Centenary is free and open to the public. For more information, call 318.869.5235.

20th Annual Student Research Forum takes place April 14/15

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Starting April 14, Centenary students will present their best works of exploration and invention to fellow students and faculty during the 20th Annual Student Research Forum. This year, more than 47 students representing fields of study from across campus will take part in the two-day event that provides them the opportunity to communicate their independent studies, senior seminars or summer research projects to the Centenary community.

"This year we have one of the largest groups of participants taking part in the forum," said Dr. Matt Weeks, Associate Professor of psychology and Director of the Student Research Forum. "We have students presenting summer research projects from when they were in New York, Dallas and Seattle just to name a few. For many, this is a personal experience they get to share with our faculty and community, and they are to be commended for their efforts and quality of work. We take great pride in our studentsí research here at Centenary and value the opportunity students have to conduct and share this work. "

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Evangeline Trio set to perform concert April 18

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Evangeline Trio

Centenary College and the Hurley School of Music present the Evangeline Trio in concert with the Hurley Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Todd Gabriel, Monday, April 18 in the Anderson Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Hurley Orchestra and the Evangeline Trio will perform Ludwig van Beethovenís Concerto in C major, op. 56 for piano, violin, cello and orchestra, known as the "Triple Concerto." It is one of Beethovenís greatest achievements, merging chamber music texture with a symphonic one. Itís a demanding piece for three virtuosos, who have to find a balance with each other and yet make a statement within the context of an orchestra work.

The Evangeline Trio consists of violinist Jennifer Carsillo, cellist Ruth Drummond and pianist Dr. Gay Grosz.

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Michael Scarlato

The evening will begin with the premiere of An American Trumpet Solo for trumpet and strings by Centenaryís composition teacher, Dr. Todd Gabriel. This piece was written for trumpeter Michael Scarlato, who will be the soloist. Previously a member of the U.S. Marine Band "The Presidentís Own", Scarlato is a Centenary alumnus, brass specialist for the Caddo Parish Schools, and performs regularly with the Shreveport, Longview, and Marshall Symphonies.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 318.869.5235.

Rules in Un-ruled Lands and A New Egypt subjects of talks April 19

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Dr. Nadya Hajj

The issue of Rules in Un-Ruled Lands: The Origins of Property Rights in Palestinian Refugee Camps will be addressed during Convocation Tuesday, April 19 in the Whited Room of Bynum Commons beginning at 11 a.m. Dr. Nadya S. Hajj, assistant professor of political science at Wellesley College will be the featured speaker.

Specializing in comparative politics and qualitative methods with a regional focus on the Middle East, her Ph.D. dissertation focused on the origins of property rights among marginalized groups. In particular, she has examined the formation of property rights among Palestinian refugees. Dr. Hajj conducted her field research in Palestinian refugee camps located throughout Jordan and Lebanon.

As an expert on political issues in the Middle East, Dr. Hajj will present a second talk, A New Egypt? Origins and Consequences of the 2011 Revolution beginning at 7 p.m. in Kilpatrick Auditorium. She will discuss the recent uprising in Egypt and the implications for other nations in the Arab world. The talk is free and open to the public

Dr. Hajji received her B.A. in Politics and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville; and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science, from Emory University.

For more information, contact Dr. Chad Fulwider, assistant professor of history at 318.869.5185.

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see the facilities calendar for comprehensive list of campus events

8
Fri

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.

Opera Centenary

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30 pm

Sponsored by the Hurley School of Music. Two short operas, Trouble in Tahiti and The Old Man and the Thief will be presented. Free and open to the public.

Cline Block Party

Cline Hall lobby, 9 pm

Sponsored by the Cline Hall Council, RAs and Admissions. Free pizza, drinks, root-beer pong and glow sticks. Open to all students.

9
Sat

Opera Centenary

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30 pm

Sponsored by the Hurley School of Music. Two short operas, Trouble in Tahiti and The Old Man and the Thief will be presented. Free and open to the public.

11
Mon

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.

13
Wed

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.

14
Thu

Honors Convocation

Brown Chapel, 5 p.m.

Please plan on joining us for the 2011 Annual Honors Convocation when we honor outstanding students. Students will receive academic departmental awards, named to honor societies and campus awards. Dress for award recipients is business casual. For more information, contact Elizabeth Everett at 318.869.5042.

Dance Conference

Dance studio, 9-11am, 1-3pm, 5-7pm

Sponsored by the Dance and Theatre Department. Each class session will be taught by different teachers from around Louisiana and an alumna from Texarkana, Texas. Open to all Centenary students. For more information contact Renee Cheveallier at 318.869.5077.

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.

15
Apr

Dance Conference

Dance studio, 9-11am, 1-3pm, 5-7pm

Sponsored by the Dance and Theatre Department. Each class session will be taught by different teachers from around Louisiana and an alumna from Texarkana, Texas. Open to all Centenary students. For more information contact Renee Cheveallier at 318.869.5077.

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.

16
Apr

Beach Bash

Jones Rice Field, 3pm

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

17 Apr

Beach Bash

Jones Rice Field, 3pm

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

Stations of the Cross

Whited Room, Bynum Commons, 6pm.

Sponsored by the Chaplains Office. Join Centenary students on Palm Sunday to experience a live production of the Stations of the Cross. For more information, contact Rev. Valerie Robideaux at 318.869.5029.

18
Apr

Hurley Orchestra concert

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30 pm

Sponsored by the Hurley School of Music. Orchestra concert featuring Michael Scarlato, trumpet, and Evangline Trio. Free and open to the public. Call 318.869.5235 for more information.

19
Apr

Dream Big! Act Big!

Kilpatrick Auditorium, 11 am

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, 11 am

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, 7 pm

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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