(April 16, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

19th Annual Student Research Forum Takes Place April 23/24

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary students will present their best works of exploration and invention to fellow students and faculty during the 19th Annual Student Research Forum Thursday, April 22 and Friday April 23.

Download the research booklet.

Students will make their poster presentations in Mickle Hall, on the second floor beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday, with oral presentations taking place on Friday at Carlile Auditorium in Mickle Hall, Kilpatrick Auditorium in the Smith Building, and the Hurley Music Building. Research will be divided into three areas: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Natural Science presentations take place from 12:55 — 3:30 p.m.; Social Sciences from 1:25 — 3 p.m.; and Humanities from 1:55 — 3:10 p.m.

A community tradition for the past 19 years, the Research Forum is modeled upon long-standing academic traditions of conference-based information sharing and feedback. Dr. Matthew Weeks, assistant professor of psychology and director of this year's Research Forum, noted that the annual forum provides Centenary students an opportunity to showcase their talents and experiences. "We take great pride in our students' research here at Centenary and value the opportunity students have to conduct this work," he said. "We look forward to the time that we have set aside for them to present that research to the whole College and surrounding communities."

Judges for the presentations will be Dr. David Bieler, Associate Professor of Geology;Dr. Greg Butcher, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience; Dr. Christopher Ciocchetti, Associate Professor of Philosophy; Dr. Scott Chirhart, Associate Professor of Biology; Dr. Daniel Henderson, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science; Dr. Robert Prickett, Assistant Professor of Education; Dr. Ross Smith, Associate Professor of Music; and Dr. Helen Sikes, Professor of Accounting and Finance.

For more information, contact Dr. Matt Weeks at 318.869.7268.

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.