(April 11, 2011)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary joins community in Holocaust Remembrance Day Service April 27

Holocaust Remembrance Service

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) — Centenary College opens the campus to the community for the 28th Annual Shreveport-Bossier Holocaust Remembrance Service Wednesday, April 27 at Brown Memorial Chapel beginning at 7 p.m. The service is free and open to the public.

During the service, Dr. Brad Prager, Associate Professor of German at the University of Missouri, will present the keynote address, "Another Film Unfinished: The Theresienstadt Propaganda Film." Dr. Prager's areas of research include film history and contemporary German cinema, Holocaust studies, and the art and literature of German Romanticism.

In addition to Dr. Prager's address, events will include the lighting of memorial candles in memory of the 11 million victims by survivors' descendants and camp liberators. The winners of the high school Holocaust essay contest will also be announced.

Music for the service will be provided by the Centenary Camerata. Under the direction of Dr. Julia Thorn, Camerata will perform Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein.

The program is sponsored by the 2011 Holocaust Remembrance Committee, chaired by Dr. David Rowe, President of Centenary College. Committee members include Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover, Bossier City Mayor Lorenzo "Lo" Walker, Caddo Parish School Superintendent Dr. Gerald Dawkins, local area pastors and leaders of the local education and business community.

For more information, contact Dr. Lisa Nicoletti, Associate Professor of Art and Visual Culture, at 318.869.5261.

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 373 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.