Annual Centenary Research Conference showcasing student scholarship is April 21

SHREVEPORT – Centenary’s 30th annual research conference is scheduled this year for Thursday, April 21. All sessions of the research conference are free and open to the public. Masks and social-distancing will be required at this year's research conference.

All regularly scheduled classes will be suspended on April 21 so that the entire campus community can fully participate in the research conference, either as presenters or audience members. The 2022 conference includes traditional oral presentation and poster sessions in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences as well as creative writing and visual arts presentations. All first-year students enrolled in Centenary’s Trek 116 Challenge course will also present group research conducted as part of their course, the second in a two-semester sequence designed to introduce the foundations of a liberal arts education and cultivate intellectual curiosity, critical inquiry, thoughtful communication, problem solving, and respectful engagement with others.

The Trek presentations kick off the research conference at 8:00 a.m. on April 21 and the schedule stretches throughout the day, culminating with the creative writing and visual arts sessions in the afternoon. An outdoor dinner sponsored by Sodexo and CAB will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Lot 1. More information about the research conference and a full program is available at

The 2022 Research Conference is sponsored by the Douglas F. and Marion S. Attaway Foundation and is made possible with the support of Centenary’s Convocation Committee, the Office of the Provost, the Student Government Association, and the Campus Activities Board. conference was organized by Dr. Scott Chirhart (Biology), Dr. Jeanne Hamming (English), Dr. Cory Wikan (Music), and Dr. Jessica Alexander (Psychology).


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