(January 15, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary Professor Addresses The Sleepy Brain At Sci-Port Jan. 21

Lecture is part of The Grey Matter series on brain health and function

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SHREVEPORT, La. - Centenary professor Dr. Greg Butcher will be the featured speaker for The Grey Matter lecture series Thursday, Jan. 21 at Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Butcher, assistant professor of neuroscience and Neuroscience Program Coordinator, will be speaking on The Sleepy Brain, discussing sleep-wake rhythms, sleep hygiene and how the brain keeps time. He will be joined by Katrina Warren, Director of Clinical Services at WellNecessities/Vital Sleep, Inc.

The illustrated program in Sci-Port's IMAX Dome Theatre will include a time for questions, an informal reception and heavy hors d' oeuvres. The event is $5 for non-members and free for Sci-Port members. Reservations are required by calling 318.424.8660.

The Grey Matters lecture series is made possible by a partnership of LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport and Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center. Grey Matters, a series of lectures and discussions on brain health and function, is supported by a grant from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Sci-Port is located on the downtown Shreveport Riverfront at Clyde Fant Parkway at Lake Street. For information call 318.424.3466 or visit www.sciport.org.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.