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Cool Things Students Are Doing at Centenary

Enjoying Spring Fling
Students in the Hargrove Bandshell enjoy the unique sounds of Recycled Percussion on Monday, March 22. They participated in the first event in this year’s week-long Spring Fling celebration.

Capturing Scholarships for Study in Belgium This Summer
This year the Belgian government awarded 15 scholarships to Louisiana students for summer study in Belgium. Competition for these scholarships is pretty fierce across the state. Nevertheless, four Centenary students won in the statewide competition and, in addition, a fifth Centenary student is the first named on the waitlist "In other words, Centenary students have won a fourth of the available scholarships and we may end up with one third of all scholarships offered in the state," said Dr. Dana Kress, professor of French. The students going to Belgium are Scott Lerchie, Ashley Owens, Aaron Elrod and Kelsey Bellamy.

Presenting at Gender Studies Event in South Carolina
Four Centenary students will traveling to South Carolina to present papers at the Associated Colleges of the South Gender Studies Conference hosted by Furman University March 26-27. They are Kristin Cochran, Deb Engle, Katie Howell and Alanna Lewis. The titles of the papers are:
  • Howell, "Lesbian Pulp Fiction Cover Art and the Defining of the American Lesbian"
  • Engle, "Single Motherhood: How Do We Do It?"
  • Lewis, "Ann Radcliffe's Genre: The Female Gothic"
  • Cochran, "The Declaration of Sentiments and Its Influence on
    Feminism in the Nineteenth Century"

Presenting (the Only Undergrads) at FBD in Orlando
Five Centenary students from the Frost School of Business recently accompanied several members of the faculty from the School of Business to the 31st annual meeting of the Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) in Orlando, Fla. FBD has become one of the largest annual meetings for those disciplines common to business administration. Centenary College was the only school bringing undergraduate students to this meeting. More importantly, these five students each presented their collaborative research projects at the meeting. They were the only undergraduate students presenting papers and speaking as part of the conference program. Presenters were:

  • Working with Dr. Barbara Davis and Dr. Helen Sikes, Adam Dufour presented "Too Many Tables: The Impact of Casino Gaming & Tourism on the Restaurant Industry of Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana."
  • Also working with Drs. Davis and Sikes, Yao (Henry) Jin presented"Executive Compensation Structure: A 10-year Analysis of the Fortune 500 Companies."
  • Working with Dr. Harold Christensen, Esther Seitz presented "What Causes Obesity? A Regression Analysis."
  • Also working with Dr. Christensen, Elliott Grand presented "Religion and Immorality."
  • Working with Dr. David J. Hoaas, Lyndsay Bigler presented "The Relationship Between Tipping and Service Quality: The Other Side of the Equation."

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