(August 10, 2012)

Student launches archival exhibit

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary student Alissa Brown '15 has prepared the archival exhibit, Art of the Game, 1924-2004: Centenary Athletic Publication Artwork, currently on display in the Whited Room lobby of Bynum Commons through October 15. The display is free and open to the public.

Alissa looking at archival materials

"The collection features artistic athletic publications from 1924-2004," said Alissa. "I tried to include a good mix of sports—and include female and male athletics. Visitors will find that past program covers were very artistic whereas more current items feature team photos."

With the help of Centenary Archivist Chris Brown '01, Alissa conducted research, reproduced original items, and created captions. Materials included in the display are from the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections and organized by sport.

A particular item of interest in the exhibit includes a 1932 program cover for a Centenary vs. LSU football game. Sports fans wanting to know the outcome: The Gents beat the Tigers 6-0 at the November game attended by Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long and ended their season undefeated.

Alissa completed the project as part of her "Chase Your Dream 101" class that she took this summer. The Dream Share Project offered the online class as a way to help students identify and reach their goals. The class devoted four weeks to inspirational readings and exercises including discussions on how to fund your dream and develop habits of success.

Centenary's Office of Professional Development hosted Dream Share Project creators Alexis Irvin and Chip Hiden along with a showing of the original documentary by the same name in the spring semester.