Centenary College


Fri December 5, 2014

Wideman continues to attract world-class pianists to Shreveport

Lester Senter Wilson says over the years of planning the Wideman Competition the young musicians have become like children to her.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The 64th Wideman Piano Competition begins Friday, Dec. 5, and runs through the weekend at Centenary College’s Hurley School of Music. The competition features 43 young pianists from around the world. The competition’s executive director Lester Senter Wilson says it’s events like this one that will help promote classical music.

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Tue December 2, 2014

Shreveport theologian to explore the disappearing middle ground in religion

Catholic theologian and historian Peter Huff says he's wondering whether the South can still lay claim to the "Bible Belt" label as its seen tremendous growth in residents from diverse religions.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A lecture Tuesday will explore how interfaith dialogue can help people better understand one another in an effort to find common ground. Centenary College’s Christian Leadership Center presents religion professor Peter Huff who is an expert on religious fundamentalism. Huff will pose this question in his final community lecture:

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Wed November 12, 2014

Air Force Global Strike Commander: 'We enjoy freedoms most nations just dream about'

Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson greets members of the C.E. Byrd High School Junior ROTC following the Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The Centenary College Choir ensemble performed “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the national anthem, as part of the Shreveport college’s third annual Veterans Day Tribute.

The keynote address was delivered by the head of the Air Force Global Strike Command Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson.

Centenary’s president David Rowe introduced the general, calling him a friend and giving a snapshot of Wilson’s job overseeing the country’s intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons cache.

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Wed October 29, 2014

Shreveport startup SkyRunner sets up shop in former GM plant

Credit SkyRunner LLC Facebook

A flying dune buggy has Shreveport roots.

Startup flying car maker SkyRunner LLC is moving into the former Shreveport General Motors plant this week. An assembly line is being prepped for a pre-market, all-terrain vehicle with a powered parachute.

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Thu October 16, 2014
U.S. Senate Debate

U.S. Senate Debate from Centenary College.

Airs Thursday, October 16 at 7 p.m. Centenary College hosted a U.S. Senate Debate at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on Tuesday, October 14, at 7 p.m. Red River Radio will broadcast this debate this Thursday, October 16 at 7 p.m. The participants in this debate are U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, 6th District Congressman Bill Cassidy, and Rob Maness. The sponsors of the event include Centenary College, Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB), the Council for A Better Louisiana (CABL), AARP, and the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce. The debate is hosted by LPB's President and CEO Beth Courtney and Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) President and CEO Barry Erwin and questions will also be presented by LPB's Shauna Sanford and a panel of political analysts.

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