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Snapshots of Orientation: Weekend Events

SHREVEPORT, LA —This weekend was full of fun activities for first-year and returning students from Tough Talk and Student Organization Fair to Orientation Worship Service and Back to School Bash.

To see the Orientation 2005 schedule, visit http://www.centenary.edu/firstyear/studentorientation.

Off-Campus Lunch: Centenary students enjoying a Saturday lunch in downtown Shreveport at the Blind Tiger are Orientation leader Barrett McGee of Alexandria, La.; Morgana Broussard of Abbeville, La.; Stephanie Henson of Jefferson, Texas; Ashley Martin of Shreveport; and Orientation Leader Leeann Rossi of Shreveport. They were hosted by the Centenary Public Relations Office. New students were treated to luncheons in local restaurants and in the homes of Centenary faculty and staff as part of the 2005 Orientation and welcoming activities.


Off-Campus Lunch: First-year students gathered at the home of David Henington, director of alumni relations, for Saturday's lunch. Director of Church Relations Mimi McDowell also helped host the event. Back row (left to right): Carlie Duhon, Orientation leader from Lafayette, La.; Watson Copeland of Metairie, La.; Scott Lerchie, Orientation leader from Shreveport; Andrew Connell of Lake Charles, La.; Amanda Geneux of Shreveport; Sam Timpa of Shreveport; Allison Cormier of New Iberia, La.; Andy Dodd of Carencro, La.; and Jeff Everson, '01, Vice President of the Shreveport-Bossier Alumni Chapter. Front row (left to right): Molly Broderick of Bossier City; Lauren Stanley of Mesquite, Texas; Drew Nieman of Natchitoches, La.; Will Boothe of Winnsboro, La.; and Megan Brasher of Covington, La.



Tough Talk: Orientation staff members act out typical college experiences for first-years.


Tough Talk: The cast gathers around a bunk bed for a dorm room discussion.


Tough Talk: Three college friends confront real life issues.


Tough Talk: Cast members share personal stories and take questions from the audience at the conclusion of the skit.









Student Organization Fair: Leading Ladies (Dance Line).


Student Organization Fair: Representatives of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry.


Student Organization Fair: Centenary Lacrosse table.


Student Organization Fair: Representative of Outreach.


Student Organization Fair: Representatives of KSCL, Centenary Film Society, Pandora and The Conglomerate.


Student Organization Fair: Chaplain Betsy Eaves visits Religious Life displays, including Centenary Women United, Stepping Stones, Maroon Cross and the Religious Life Center.


Student Organization Fair: Representatives of Residence Hall Association (RHA).


Student Organization Fair: Representatives of intramural sports and the rowing team.

Student Organization Fair: Representatives of the Juggling Club and ultimate frisbee.



Orientation Worship Service: Nearly 100 students, faculty and staff gathered to worship in Brown Chapel on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m.


Orientation Worship Service: Stepping Stones Leadership Team led the music and Chaplain Betsy Eaves spoke on navigating through the unpredictable waters of college life.


Orientation Worship Service: The chapel resounded with music from guitars, mandolin, piano and many voices.


Orientation Worship Service: Students greeted one another as the service ended.


Orientation Worship Service: Pictured (left to right) are Charla Barker of Jamestown, La.; Katy Ampe of Gonzales, La.; and Megan Brasher of Covington, La.





Minority Student Association: Chris Parham of Frierson, La. and Steven McGee of Plain Dealing, La. enjoy cupcakes and punch at a reception in the South Dining Hall.

Minority Student Association: Brandi Andrews of Shreveport, La., and Jeremy Fagan of Texarkana, Texas.


Minority Student Association: Pictured (left to right) are Jamara Rhodes of Texarkana, Ark.; Marissa Torrez of Rowlett, Texas; Rumella Brewer of Haughton, La.; Alicia Liddell of Pine Bluff, Ark.; and Chris Lavan of Lake Charles, La.


Minority Student Association: Chatyra Harper of Kennesaw, Ga., poses with MSA president Ilissa May of Grand Prairie, Texas.


Back to School Bash: Carnival games on Jones-Rice Field included Bean Bag Toss booth and more.


Back to School Bash: Two students wear giant gloves for an inflatable boxing match.


Back to School Bash: Georgette Lang of Shreveport competes in Bungee Challenge, another inflatable game.

Back to School Bash: Orientation staff members see if they can find the sucker that would win them an iPod shuffle.

Back to School Bash: Students challenge each other in an inflatable obstacle course.


Back to School Bash: Orientation student leader David Reiland of Shreveport gets a pie in the face.



Back to School Bash: Like a good sport, Kakie Walker of Katy, Texas, gets dunked a few times in the dunking booth.


Back to School Bash: Orientation staff members sit on the steps of Hardin Hall.




Photos by: Peggy Cooper, Kelsey Johnson and Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service

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