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April 21, 2011

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PREVIEW: Baseball Slated to Host IPFW in Four-Game Set

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The Centenary baseball team will remain home and host IPFW in a four-game Summit League set this weekend at Shehee Stadium. The Gents are set to begin Friday at 6pm, followed by a double-header on Saturday at 1 pm and a final game on Sunday at Noon.

The Gents are looking to snap an uncharacteristic 16-game skid as they enter the series with a 3-21 overall record and a 0-8 mark in Summit League play. Centenary is coming off a weekend series against South Dakota State where the Jackrabbits swept the Gents, despite Centenary having the lead in all four games.

Ladies Soccer Releases 2011 Schedule

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The Centenary women's soccer team and head coach Glenn Evans have released the 2011 soccer schedule as the Ladies gear up for new DIII American Southwest Conference.

Centenary is slated to play 19 games, 14 of which are members of the ASC. The Ladies will host 11 home games this upcoming season as 10 are scheduled to be double-headers with the Gents soccer team.

"We are looking forward to the new challenge. There will be some new rivalries created within the conference and our players will be able to experience that excitement in the first year," said Evans.

The Ladies will open the season with NAIA Texas College on Sept. 1 at 5pm on Mayo Field. They will play five non-conference games, which include Millsaps, UL-Monroe, Northeast State, and intra-city rival, LSUS before opening ASC play on Sept. 16 at home against Schreiner University at 1pm.

"The upcoming schedule will be a bit challenging for us as we have never competed against 12 schools on the schedule, including NCAA DIII champion, Hardin Simmons," said Evans.

The American Southwest Conference is one of the largest intercollegiate athletic conferences in NCAA Division III. The conference is made up of 16 institutions that spread across Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Ladies Golf Notches Ninth Place Finish at League Championships

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Kyndal Rose

The Centenary women's golf team maintained its ninth place standing to wrap up the 2011 season at The Summit League Championships with a three-round total of 1054 at Primm Valley Golf Club.

The Ladies fired a final round of 342, the lowest round of the tournament for Centenary, trimming 14 shots off its second round score to finish 23 strokes better than IPFW in 10th place.

Sophomore Kyndal Rose (84-83-82) totaled 249 to finish in a tie for 29th to lead the Ladies. Classmate Justine Kemp (90-90-81) fired the lowest round of the day for Centenary with a final round of 81, moving her into a tie for 40th with a 54-hole total of 261.

Gents Golf Season Ends with 10th Place Finish at League Championships

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Greg Berthelot

The Centenary men's golf team produced its best round of The Summit League Championship on Tuesday, but would wrap up the 2011 season with a 10th place finish and a three-round total of 946 at Primm Valley Golf Club.

The Gents fired an impressive final round of 299 as two Centenary seniors finished their careers under par for the day. Senior Cannon Earp shot a career-low 68 to pace the Gents on Tuesday, while classmate Greg Berthelot stayed consistent with a 71.

Berthelot (77-74-71) finished with Centenary's best outing, tying for 17 overall with a 54-hole total of 222. Earp (85-79-68) tallied 232 to finish 10 shots behind Berthelot and in 37th place, trimming 17 strokes off his opening round total.

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Congratulations to the 20th Annual Research Forum winners

Centenary College recently announced the winners of the 20th Annual Research Forum. Nine students received first through third place awards in three separate divisions during the competition held at the College April 14-15. Divisional winners for poster and oral presentation are:

Poster Session

1st place - Jonathan CarrereMethylin and Diazepam Alter Ambient Temperature Tolerance in Gambusia affinis

2nd place - Lauren LarkinInvestigation of a potential tyrosine phosphorylation site in the activation loop of a yeast casein kinase 1 protein kinase

3rd place - Marci McMahenMerkel Cell Polyomavirus Urinary Shedding in Pregnancy: A Prospective Longitudinal Study

Social Science and Humanities oral presentations

1st place - Wesley CarlisleThe Integration of Mathematical Approaches into the Cell Biology Curriculum

2nd place - Catherine WalshThe Two Faces of Muhammand Abd Al Wahhab

3rd place - David MicinskiUse of Eye-Tracking Technology in Examining Cognitive Processes

Natural Sciences Oral Presentations

1st place - Dallas KrentzelDescription of a new specimen of Ictidostoma Hemburyi (Therapsida; Therocephalia) and the Phylogenetic relations of Therocephalians to the Mammalian lineage

2nd place - Kathryn CraigoPerfluoroalkylation of C-H bonds in arenes with carboxylic acid and trialkylamine functionalities

3rd place - Reem Abo-ZahrahSynthesis of Archaeal-type Phospholipids with Varying Alkyl Chain Lengths

Congratulations to the award winners and all that took part in the annual competition.

Centenary Choir offers special Easter Sunrise Service at Hodges Gardens

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The Centenary College Choir will join forces with community choristers Easter Sunday, April 24, for a special sunrise service beginning at 6am at Hodges Gardens State Park. The park is located approximately 14 miles south of Many, La.

The tradition of this annual event extends back to the very beginnings of Hodges Gardens, which was founded in the 1950s. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the gardens and lake, the outdoor service is a moving experience that describes Christ's passion and resurrection in music and dramatic readings. The music contains great anthems from masterworks of Handel and Dubois as well as other hymns and sacred selections. It is one of the most unique and powerful programs the Choir offers annually.

The event is free and open to the community. However, those wishing to attend the service should plan to arrive at the Gardens no later than 5:45am, as no one can be admitted after this time.

For more information, please contact the Hurley School of Music at 318.869.5235.

Soul of Money Institute president to deliver Commencement address

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Lynne Twist

Famed author, fundraiser and global activist Lynne Twist will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters and deliver Centenary's 2011 commencement address on Saturday, May 7. The annual celebration will take place at 10:30am in the Gold Dome.

Twist has devoted her life to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually fulfilled human presence on earth. In her travels around the world for her work she has developed a keen understanding of the relationship between people and money and the psychology of scarcity and sufficiency. She shares compelling stories and insights from those experiences in her book, The Soul of Money. Twist also serves as principal consultant to the Nobel Women's Initiative, working with the seven living female recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize to promote peace with justice and equality across the world.

"We are eager to welcome Lynne to campus and excited about the opportunity to draw from her wisdom and experience," said Dr. B. David Rowe, Centenary’s President. "The message that she brings of the fulfillment that comes from leading a committed life is one that echoes the transformation we are striving toward at Centenary. I hope that everyone in attendance, especially each and every graduate, is touched by her passion for and dedication to creating a better world."

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Centenary joins community in Holocaust Remembrance Day Service April 27

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Centenary College opens the campus to the community for the 28th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Service Wednesday, April 27 at Brown Memorial Chapel beginning at 7pm. The service is free and open to the community.

The event observes Yom Hashoa, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, with an internationally recognized date that comes from the Hebrew calendar and corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on that calendar. It also marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

During the service, Dr. Brad Prager, Associate Professor of German at the University of Missouri, will present the keynote address, "Another Film Unfinished: The Theresienstadt Propaganda Film." Dr. Prager’s areas of research include film history and contemporary German cinema, Holocaust studies, and the art and literature of German Romanticism.

In addition to Dr. Prager’s address, events will include the lighting of memorial candles in memory of the 11 million victims by survivor’s descendants and camp liberators. The winners of the high school Holocaust essay contest will also be announced.

Music for the service will be provided by the Centenary Camerata. Under the direction of Dr. Julia Thorn, Camerata will perform Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein.

The program is sponsored by the 2011 Holocaust Remembrance Committee, chaired by Dr. David Rowe, President of Centenary College. Committee members include Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover, Bossier City Mayor Lorenzo “Lo” Walker, Caddo Parish School Superintendent Dr. Gerald Dawkins, local area pastors and leaders of the local education and business community.

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Van Thyn Professorship lecture series presents guest speaker Anil Nanda

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Centenary College and the Van Thyn Professorship Lecture series present guest speaker Dr. Anil Nanda, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at LSUHSC-Shreveport, Monday, May 2 at 7pm in the Whited Room of Bynum Commons.

"1947: When God of Genocidal Carnage Hit the Indian Subcontinent" will be the subject of Dr. Nanda's presentation. The lecture is free and open to the community with a reception following the lecture.

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Dr. Anil Nanda

Dr. Nanda was appointed Chief of Neurosurgery at LSUHSC in Shreveport in 1990, and the first Neurosurgery Department Chairman with its establishment in 1995. A native of New York, Dr. Nanda earned his medical degree with honors from Madras University in 1982. He then served an internship in surgical oncology at the Sloan-Kettering Research Center in New York, and residencies in general surgery at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago and in neurosurgery at Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He then completed fellowship training in microneurosurgery and cranial base surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in 1990.

The presentation is the third part of the Van Thyn professorship lecture series in honor of Rose and Louis Van Thyn, Holocaust survivors who dedicated themselves to retelling their stories so that people will not forget or repeat those horrors. For her extraordinary community service, Mrs. Van Thyn was awarded the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Centenary's 2002 commencement exercises. She passed away in 2010 at the age of 88, and literally talked to thousands of local schoolchildren during her life about the horrors of the Jewish genocide.

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Holocaust Remembrance Service

Brown Memorial Chapel, 7pm

Sponsored by the 2011 Holocaust Remembrance Committee. The event observes Yom Hashoa, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. Dr. Brad Prager, Associate Professor of German at the University of Missouri, will present the keynote address. Free and open to the community.


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, 7pm

Sponsored by KSCL. Cost:$5 "Help and Hero" benefit concert featuring live music. Bands include The Laud Waters Band, Aevory and Ben's Sister. Contact Rafael Doolittle at 318.840.3449 or chillmac5@gmail.com.


Van Thyn Professorship Lecture

Whited Room, Bynum Commons, 7pm

Sponsored by Centenary College and the Van Thyn Professorship Lecture series. Guest speaker Dr. Anil Nanda, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at LSUHSC-Shreveport. "1947: When the God of Genocidal Carnage Hit the Indian Subcontinent" will be the subject of Dr. Nanda's presentation. The lecture is free and open to the community.


Cap and Gown Pickup

Bookstore, Student Union Building, 1-4pm

Fill out the graduate placement survey and pick up your cap and gown and tickets for the Senior Celebration.

Senior Week – Buffalo Wild Wings

7441 Youree Drive, 6-9pm

Senior Week Celebration continues with free wings and cash bar.


Cap and Gown Pickup

Bookstore, Student Union Building, 1-4pm

Fill out the graduate placement survey and pick up your cap and gown and tickets for the Senior Celebration.

Movie Night at Robinson

Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas St., Shreveport, 7-9pm

Senior Week continues. Cash bar and light hor d’oeuvres.


Cap and Gown Pickup

Bookstore, Student Union Building, 1-4pm

Fill out the graduate placement survey and pick up your cap and gown and tickets for the Senior Celebration.

Crawfish Boil

Symphony House, 6-9pm

Senior Week continues with the traditional crawfish boil. It’s BYOB and picnic style. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Crawfish, and chicken and sausage gumbo will be served!


Senior Celebration Dinner

Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Rd., 6-8:30pm

Full buffet served by Savoie’s Catering and live music.



Gold Dome, 10:30am

Come celebrate with the Centenary community as we recognize the class of 2011. Lynne Twist, famed author, fundraiser and global activist will deliver Centenary's 2011 commencement address.

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