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April 15, 2011

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Athletics to Host Sports Fest, Fundraiser for St. Jude’s on Saturday, April 16

On Saturday, April 16, Centenary Athletics will host the 2011 Sports Fest, which will feature a Ladies softball game against IPFW, a Gents club lacrosse game against Baylor and a Gents baseball double-header against SDSU. All proceeds made will benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. The event will begin at 11 am outside at the athletic complexes.

WHO: Centenary and Shreveport-Bossier community invited - FREE ADMISSION

WHAT: Sports Fest 2011 Fundraiser for St. Jude's; Cook Out

WHEN: Saturday, April 16 at 11am

WHERE: Mayo Field, Centenary Softball Complex, Shehee Stadium

HOW TO HELP: Admission into games is FREE, however, Centenary encourages donations of $10 or more to help benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

The idea to raise money was brought about by Centenary men's basketball player, Baba Diallo, who has always aspired to make a difference.

Food will be available for $10 (bratwursts, hamburgers, chicken). Centenary students EAT FREE with their Student ID card.

A t-shirt will be given with donations of at least $10. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 for a chance at a $100 gift card to Best Buy and a $100 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods.

Golfer Greg Berthelot Named First Team All-Summit League

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Greg Berthelot

Senior Greg Berthelot represents the Centenary men's golf team as a First Team All-Summit League selection, announced Friday afternoon.

Berthelot, a native of Baton Rouge, La has compiled an impressive career as a four-year member of the Gents golf team. The senior ranks fifth in Summit League standings with a team-low 74.05 stroke average through 22 rounds this season.

The highlight of the year came when he captured first place in Centenary's Hal Sutton Intercollegiate after firing a final round of 67 to finish 3-under par for the tournament. Berthelot had four Top 5 finishes this season.

Top open the season, Berthelot fired a 5-under par 139 over two rounds with scores of 70 and 69 at Delta State's Invitational to finish in a tie for fourth place. He then wrapped up the season at LeTourneau's Spring Classic with a third-place finish and a final round of 72.

PREVIEW: Golf Prepares for Summit League Championship

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The Centenary men's and women's golf teams are set to begin Summit League play on Monday and Tuesday at Primm Valley Golf Club in Primm, Nevada. The 54-hole event is scheduled for 10 am CT tee-offs each day.

The Ladies will tee-off from the Lakes Course, while the Gents tee off from the Desert Course.

Representing the Ladies this coming week will be sophomores Kyndal Rose, Rachel Grinnell, Justine Kemp and freshmen Sarah Bradshaw and Kylee Goldthorn.

Representing the Gents this coming week will be seniors Greg Berthelot, Ryan Sparks, Cannon Earp, sophomore Jay Frazier and junior Kyle Mehnert.

Live scoring will be available on www.golfstat.com and results will be posted at the conclusion of each day.

PREVIEW: Ladies Host IPFW in Final Home Series; Honor Seniors Saturday

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The Centenary softball team will play its final home series of the 2011 season this weekend when it hosts IPFW at the Centenary Softball Complex. The Ladies are set for a double-header on Friday, beginning at 4pm, followed by a single game at Noon on Saturday.

The Ladies are 4-26 overall and 2-13 in league play heading into the weekend series. Centenary is looking to snap a four-game skid.

PREVIEW: Baseball Back in Town; Hosts SDSU in Four-Game Set

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After over a month on the road, the Centenary baseball team returns to Shehee Stadium to host Summit League foe, South Dakota State in a four-game set this weekend. Games are set for Friday at 6pm, Saturday (double-header) starting at 1pm and Sunday at 11am.

The Gents enter the weekend series with a 3-17 overall record and an 0-4 mark in Summit League play after opening league play at 13-time defending champion, Oral Roberts last weekend.

Despite falling in all four games, Centenary showed well in the final two contests, falling 2-0 and 3-1 to the Golden Eagles. The Gents are looking to snap a 12-game losing skid that dates back to March 12.

Upcoming Home Events:

15 Fri

Softball vs IPFW (DH)
4pm & 6pm

Baseball vs SDSU
6pm

16 Sat

Softball vs IPFW
Noon

Baseball vs SDSU (DH)
1pm & 4pm

Lacrosse vs Baylor
1:30pm

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Community takes part in 4-point shot for charity

Herb “Flight Time” Lang, 1998 Centenary College graduate and Harlem Globetrotter, returned to the Gold Dome April 13 to help coach member of the community in the 4-point shot for charity. Joining “Flight Time” was Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover, Bossier City Mayor Lorenz "Lo" Walker, Centenary College President Dr. David Rowe, and Vice President for Enrollment Services Dave Voskuil. Other members of the Centenary community included Dr. Kelly Weeks, Associate Professor of Business, Chris Lavan, Director of Intercultural Engagement and Community, as well as randomly selected students.

photos from the 4-point shot for charity

The 4-point shot is the Globetrotters’ newest innovation to the game of basketball and is shot from a range of 35 feet from the basket. While everyone enjoyed the fun, it was also a way for Centenary and the Globetrotters to partner and donate tickets to the Globetrotters upcoming game Sunday at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City. Fifty tickets were donated to the Providence House in Shreveport and 40 tickets to the City of Shreveport's Mentoring Initiative. Each organization received the tickets regardless of how successful the participants are at making the shot.

Lang attended and played basketball at Centenary College, graduating in 1998 with a degree in health sciences and physical education. He later went on to win the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Slam Dunk Contest his senior season. Shortly thereafter, he was invited to the Harlem Globetrotters training camp in 1999, and has been playing for the team since then, entertaining millions of fans across the globe.

College recognizes outstanding students during Convocation

Centenary College recognized outstanding students during its annual Honors Convocation Thursday, April 14, in Brown Memorial Chapel. Honorees included recipients of academic department awards as well as those named to honor societies and those receiving campus awards.

Honors included academic and all-campus awards; memberships into honor societies recognizing leadership, scholarship and service; the Maroon Jackets, the official hosts of the college; Centenary Pacesetters, individuals who are recognized as setting the pace on the campus; Presidential awards; Student Government awards and the awarding of the annual Centenary Lady and Gent.

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2011 Honors Convocation

Math Major builds fire-fighting robot

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Ever wonder how hard it is to build a robot? Centenary College mathematics major Kathryn Hardey had the opportunity to find out when she took part in the 2011 Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest, held April 9 in Hartford, Conn.

Hardey was a member of Team Centegheny, a collaborative effort between her and Allegheny College student, Molly Mattis. Although they attend school in different parts of the country, their professors roomed together years ago at Kenyon College in Ohio, and each persuaded his student to participate. The two collaborated by e-mail and Skype for nearly a year, and met for the first time on the day before the competition. Sporting yellow T-shirts that said, "This is what a computer scientist looks like."

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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 Beethoven’s Concerto in C major, op. 56 for piano, violin, cello and orchestra, known as the "Triple Concerto." It is one of Beethoven’s greatest achievements, merging chamber music texture with a symphonic one. It’s 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 Centenary’s 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 President’s 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.

Big Love takes the stage at MLP April 14-17

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From the imaginings of one of today's most exciting contemporary playwrights comes the groundbreaking play Big Love by Charles L. Mee. This fearlessly physical production showcases a circus act of elements that defies the boundaries of conventional theatre and directly engages the audience to examine issues of sexuality, gender equality, and, of course, love.

The plot follows the story of 50 brides as they flee to Italy on their wedding day to escape their arranged marriages. The action focuses in on three brides and three grooms as they engage in a heated battle of the sexes ending in a chaotic blend of murder and true love.

The production continues tonight and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. For more information, call 318.869.5242.

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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

15
Fri

ZTA Think Pink football championship game

Jones Rice Field, 6:15pm

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

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.

Unique New York

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

Centenary Music Group Review presents songs from Rent, Annie Q., Westside Story, A Chorus Line and more. Free and open to the public. Call the Hurley School of Music at 318.869.5235 for more information.

16
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.

Bike and hiking trail meeting

Hurley School of Music, room 201, 9am

Come join Centenary College President David Rowe to discuss bike paths and nature trails for the campus and surrounding neighborhoods. Meeting is open to all, with local organizations represented. Contact Dr. Loren Demerath at 318.869.5161 for more information.

Senior Voice Recital

Anderson Auditorium, 3pm

Senior Christine Cumming to present her senior recital. Free and open to the Public. Call the Hurley School of Music at 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.

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, 7:30pm

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

19
Apr

Dream Big! Act Big!

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.

Flute Ensemble Concert

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

The Centenary Flute Ensemble in concert. Reception to follow concert. Free and open to the public. Call the Hurley School of Music for more information at 318.869.5235.

29
Apr

Camerata and Chorale Concert

Anderson Auditorium, 7:30pm

Sponsored by the Hurley School of Music. Free and open to the public. Call 318.869.5073 for more information.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans benefit concert

Hargrove Memorial Amphitheatre, 6pm

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

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