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CONGLOMERATE 



Centenary College of Louisiana Vol. 83, No. 1 



September 8, 1988 



College Press Service 



physical plant renovates campus 



!>., Karen Townsend 
Staff Writer 

Have you noticed all the new changes 
on campus? If not, just look around, and 
you will see a new Jackson Hall, new 
sidewalks, a new parking lot and many 
other projects well on their way to com- 
pletion. 

According to Richard Rouse, assis- 
tant director of physical plant, the main 
project this summer was the renovation 
of Jackson Hall. 

"We started from the shell (of the 
building) , and extended the north side 
and also enclosed the stairwells. Jack- 
son's appearance has been improved as 
well as its functional use," said Rouse. 
The renovation is being done by 
Whitaker Construction Company. 

The ultra salad bar in the cafeteria is 
one project that was not completed on 
schedule. "The reason for the delay is the 
project got started late in the summer, 
because summer school ended later than 
usual; also, there has been a delay in 
materials," said Rouse. The last of the 
materials should have arrived last Friday. 

Another major project that has been 
started is the stripping and waxing of the 
floors in Magale Library. "I know the 
operation of the library is being dis- 
rupted, but it is unavoidable because the 
library never closes," remarked Rouse. 

Physical plant has taken many precau- 
tions for the safety of the students, such 



as placing skid tape on all the steps on 
campus to prevent slipping. Another 
safety precaution has been added, security 
lights have been installed in the new 
parking lot located behind James Dorm 

In addition, asbestos has been removed 
from the ceilings of the second floor of 
the SUB, one on the first floor and por- 
tions of the south dining room ceiling in 
the cafeteria. 

Rouse said, "The asbestos ceilings in 
Sexton, Hardin, and James Annex have 
been encapsulated and pose no hazard to 
residents unless the material is 
intentionally disturbed in some way." 

Located in all the dorms, Turner Art 
Center and Haynes Gym, are fire alarms 
that are monitored by the fire depart- 
ment.. 

There have also been several changes in 
all the dorms. A number of new sinks 
and vanities have been installed in James 
Proper, Annex and Hardin. 

Completion of this project should take 
two or three years. 

Over the summer Sexton received 84 
new beds. Rouse expects to add new beds 
to James next year. 

Cline now has a new enlarged laundry 
room with six washers, two large dryers 
and one small dryer. 

In Rotary there has been extensive 
plumbing repair. New shower valves 
have been installed to prevent scalding. 



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PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 



The Lone Waxer, H. R. Wallace, Magale library's superintendent of 
maintenance, waxes the library floor. 



Enrollment declines from last fall 



By Mickey Parker 

Staff Writer 

With the final tabulation not yet 
confirmed, admissions department offi- 
cials are anticipating that the college 
suffered a five percent decline in enroll- 
ment this fall compared to the 1987 fall 
semester. 

Caroline Kelsey, director of admis- 
sions, attributes the decline to a decrease 
in transfer applicants, stricter limitations 
on students seeking trial admission, a 
low number of openings in the choir 
and increased competition from state 
universities. 

Kelsey described the rumor that all ap- 
plicants for the fall semester were ac- 
cepted as "totally erroneous and wrong." 

The acceptance rate for this semester is 
87 percent. Kelsey believes that many 
students were "scared off by Centenary's 
increasingly high standards, and at- 
tributes the high rate to this. 



She points out that the average fresh- 
man ACT score at Centenary is 22 com- 
pared to a state average of 16. 

Several students found it more difficult 
to be admitted to the college on a trial 
basis. 

In addition to the reduction of enrollees 
due to tighter requirements, the 
availability of only four openings in the 
choir turned away many students apply- 
ing to Centenary because of the choir's 
scholarship program. 

Kelsey believes, in response to the 
tough competition from state schools, 
that "parents do not understand the 
difference in public and private educa- 
tion." 

She believes that because Centenary 
costs a little more than state colleges 
parents send their children to a state 
school without serious consideration of 
that school's quality in comparison to 
Centenary's. 

Kelsey did point out that Centenary is 
less expensive than other colleges. 




PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 

Christy McDonald, sr., promotes MSM at the Organizational Fair. 



2 THE CONGLOMERATE, SEPTEMBER 8, 1988 



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New faculty and 
staff members 



Centenary has 15 new staff and faculty 
members for the fall semester. New faces 
on campus are Dr. David Bieler, 
geology; Dr. Stephen Clark, classics 
and French; Dr. David Davies, geol- 
ogy; Betsy Edwards, admissions; 
Mary Ellen Foley, mathematics; Dr. 
Robert Galvan, chairman of the 
department of education; Dr. David 
Havird, English; Rev. Dale 
Hensarling, church relations; Dr. R. 
Doyle Holstead, the Gus S. Wortham 
Professor of Engineering; Willie 
Jackson, athletics; Rona Leber, 
theater/speech; Jim McKellar, director 
of student activities; Valerie Martin, 
music; Dr. Betsy Rankin, economics; 
and Susan Todd, admissions. 



Annual blood drive 



The annual blood drive will be held on 
Friday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
in the SUB. Fifty dollars will be awarded 
to the organization with the most dona- 
tions and $25 to the organization that 
comes in second. 



Renovated Jackson 
Hall dedicated 

The dedication of the newly-renovated 
Jackson Hall is scheduled for Sept. 22. A 
$900,000 grant from the Frost Founda- 
tion began the project, and it was com- 
pleted with funds from individual and 
corporate gifts. The dedication will begin 
at 1 p.m. at the north entrance, and the 
building will be open all afternoon. 

Alumni anniversary 

The 80th anniversary of the first Cen- 
tenary class on the Shrevcport campus is 
Friday, Sept. 16. The school will cele- 
brate with "open classes" for alumni and 
a cake in the cafeteria. 



Labor installed as 
Wilson Chair 

On Sept. 22 at the President's Convo- 
cation, Dr. Donald Webb, president of 
the college, will install Dr. Earle 
Labor, associate professor of English, 
as the George Wilson Professor of 
American Literature. The Wilson chair 
was created last spring with $400,000 
from The Eminent Scholars Fund of the 
State of Louisiana and $600,000 from 
the late George Wilson. 

Japanese food fair 

The Japan Studies Club will host a 
Japanese Food Fair on Thursday, Sept. 
15. The club plans to serve miso soup, 
norimaki, and yaki-tori from 6:30 p.m. 
to 7:30 p.m. in the South Cafeteria. The 
event is open to all students, and small 
donations will be accepted. 



Mentor Program 
established 

Centenary's newly-created Mentor Pro- 
gram will attempt to groom students for 
awards such as the Rhodes, Rotary and 
Fulbright Scholarships, as well as 
graduate school fellowships. Any student 
who wishes to join the program must 
choose a "mentor" from a select group of 
faculty members. The mentor's job is to 
guide and instruct the student on schol- 
arly and professional projects. For more 
information, contact Dr. Dorothy 
Gwin, dean of the college. 



Leuck receives 
science grant 

The National Science Foundation 
awarded Dr. Beth Leuck, associate 
professor of biology, a grant for $6,753. 
Dr. Leuck plans to use the grant to en- 
hance the computer systems used in 
some biology courses. 



Cox offers ethics 
class 

"Medical Ethics and Literature" is the 
title of a new course being offered on 
Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. in the Smith 
Building. The instructors will be Dr. 
Winston Brown, Dr. Robert 
Schwendimann and Centenary profes- 
sor Dr. L. Hughes Cox. The course 
will use literature to illustrate practical 
ethical issues. Contact Dr. Cox or the 
admissions office for more information. 



Centenary Muses 
book bazaar 

The Centenary Muses, a group of 
women who volunteer their time to help 
with Centenary programs, are sponsoring 
the Second Annual Friends of Centenary 
Book Bazaar. The bazaar, which raised 
over $5000 last year, will be Sept. 23-24 
at Mall St Vincent. 

New chairman for 
Teachers-Scholars 

Centenary alumna Virginia Kil- 
patrick Shehee will chair the cabinet 
of the 1988-89 Great Teachers-Scholars 
Fund. The Fund raises money to benefit 
the school by enhancing faculty salaries, 
teaching materials, library materials and 
the physical plant. It also contributes 
funds to school scholarships and to the 
actual cost of each student's tuition. 



Sigma Tau Delta 
cookout 

Sigma Tau Delta English fraternity 
will hold a cookout Friday, Sept. 16, 
from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Students 
interested in attending should contact 
Patty Roberts, 5254. 



CENTENARY BOOKSTORE 



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Back to school. 

Back to books. 

Back to class. 

Back to the bookstore! y 

Open 8:00-4:30 Mon-Fri 

Everything you need to survive. 



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SHAPE YOUR FUTURE TODAY 

The career planning and placement office. 



See Lee Anne Turner 




Come have fun in the sun. 



SUNDAY Sept. 11 
(12pm - 7pm) 



Centenary College goes to Watertown 

Free admission with Centenary I.D. 
(non students pay $6) 

KSCL will D.X 




FREE Subway food 

FREE Coke, Diet Coke, 7up, Dr. Pepper 



7670 W 70th 
- 20 West Industrial Loop Exit ) 



Try the new WAVE pool ! 



THE CONGLOMERATE, SEPTEMBER 8. 1988 3 



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Jackson Hall dedication in two weeks 



By Tonia Norman 
Staff Writer 

The newly-renovated Jackson Hall will 
be dedicated on September 22 at 1:00 
p.m. following the President's Convoca- 
tion. 

The $1 million project will be offi- 
cially opened at a ceremony following a 
picnic in Crumley Gardens. Donors, 
builders, gardeners, faculty, administra- 
tion and students are all invited to attend 
the dedication which will begin with a 
dedicatory prayer by Louisiana Confer- 
ence Bishop William Oden. 

The dedication ceremony is the culmi- 
nation of a project which began last year 
when the Frost Foundation, representing 
Centenary alumnus Edwin Whited, 
pledged the principle grant of $900,000 
for the renovation of the building. 

Dr. Donald Webb, president of the 
college, used this pledge to challenge in- 
dividuals to donate subsequent funds to 
build and endow the 38 rooms in the new 
Jackson Hall. 

Each donor gave $25,000 to build and 
maintain the care of a room. Webb has 
raised a total of $1,850,000 for the pro- 
ject. 

Construction on the building began 
May 1, 1988 by crews from Whitaker 
Construction Co., Inc., owned and oper- 
ated by Centenary alumnus Joe 
Whitaker. 

Jesse Morgan of Morgan, O'Neal, 
Hill & Sutton designed the new build- 
ing. "Morgan has kept the character of 
the old building and matched it with the 
other buildings on the campus," Webb 
said. "There is much more room." 

The renovation of Jackson Hall in- 
volved many changes in the building. 

It now has two enclosed fire stairwells, 
handicapped facilities, an elevator, a 
stepped classroom/auditorium with pro- 
jection equipment, seminar classrooms, a 
faculty lounge, a student lounge and new 
furniture and equipment 

The entrance facing the campus is now 
the main entrance of the building. The 
ground has been cleared away from the 
old "basement" to create the first floor. 

The space within the building has been 



redivided to create more small class- 
rooms. The language lab is fully 
equipped with new instruments and has 
an audio-visual room. 

Jackson Hall houses the English de- 
partment, foreign language department 
and the school of business. Faculty of- 
fices are located on the second and third 
floors. 

"The new building is integrated — busi- 
ness, languages, English, economics and 
accounting; it represents the wholeness 
of Centenary and embodies Centenary at 
its best," said Dr. Barrie Richardson, 
dean of the School of Business. "The 
school of business has finally come to- 
gether in one building." 

Dr. Earle Labor, chairman of the 
English department, said "The students 
and faculty are fortunate to have this new 
building. I hope that the instruction re- 
ceived in the building is up to par to the 
structure." 

Richardson said that the new Jackson 
Hall "is a vision of what something 
could be at its best, reflecting the history 
of students gone past and the shaping of 
ourselves ... There is lots of light in this 
building — light to pour on ignorance." 

Dr. Arnold Penuel, chairman of the 
foreign language department, said that 
the new building architecturally has more 
character than the old Jackson Hall. "It is 
traditional but modernized. We have the 
best of both worlds," he said. 

Penuel hopes to install a television 
satellite to receive programs from Mex- 
ico and French Canada for foreign lan- 
guage students. 

Jackson Hall was originally built in 
1908 with four stories and opened on 
September 16, 1908. The grand staircase 
and the former main entrance were added 
in 1921. 

An 80th birthday party will be held in 
Jackson Hall on September 16th. Webb 
and a family representative of J. B. 
Atkins, the donor of the original 40 
acres upon which Centenary College in 
Shreveport was established, will light 
the candles and cut the 80th birthday 
cake, while the Centenary Choir sings 
"Happy Birthday". 




PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 



Jackson Hall at the start of remodeling. 




raum BY SAMUEL LEWIS 



Jackson Hall transformed before our eyes. 



New freshman class of Centenary profiled 



By James 

Staff Writer 



Sharpe 



"Welcome to Centenary!" That is what 
everyone was saying to new students ar- 
riving at Centenary two weeks ago. 

This year's crop of freshmen consists of 
190 students from across the nation. 

Some of this year's students, like Ju- 
liana Brown from Salt Lake City, 
Utah, come to Centenary to pursue a ca- 
reer in elementary education or Christian 
education. Erin Harris of Harrison, 
Arkansas, is also interested in Centenary 
because of its program in education 
studies. 

Lee Elliot of Searcy, Arkansas, likes 
Centenary because it is "far enough to be 
away from home, but the small personal 
atmosphere made me feel right at home." 
Elliot is studying business. 

Jami Perkins of Shreveport also 



likes Centenary because of its small and 
personal environment. Perkins is an 
engineering major. 

Scot Fankhouser of Tulsa, Ok., 
comes to Centenary to vie for a spot on 
the tennis team, and he plans to major in 
business. 



"It was far enough to be 
away from home, but 
the small personal atmo- 
sphere made me feel 
right at home." 
-Lee Elliot 



Claudine LaFronta Vaughn of 

Nashville, Tennessee, heard that Cente- 
nary had an exceptional theater depart- 



ment and plans to major in performing 
arts. 

Caroline Kelsey, director of ad- 
missions, says that most students choose 
Centenary because of its small size and 
personal environment, in and out of the 
classroom. 

Most of the students interviewed fa- 
vored' Centenary's size over a larger 
school and liked the attention they re- 
ceived in the lightly populated class- 
rooms. 

On the whole the discriminating palates 
of the freshmen interviewed rated the 
cafeteria food as being "pretty good," but 
Angello Terwiel, a student from 
Amsterdam, Holland, said he preferred 
his mother's zuurkool (cheese-stuffed 
cabbage). 

Several students described dorms to be 
reasonably comfortable, except for those 



who complained about it being either too 
hot or too cold. 

Stanley Green of West Monroe, 
La., said he chose Centenary because he 
"wanted to be considered more than just a 
number." 

Of the students that applied to Cente- 
nary, 87% were accepted. Students had an 
average high school G.P.A. of 3.0, an 
average ACT score of 22 and an average 
SAT score of 1030. 

This year's variation of students comes 
to the college from a percentage stand- 
point as follows: 60 percent from 
Louisiana, 19 percent from Texas, 13 
percent from Arkansas, two percent from 
Oklahoma, two percent from Missis- 
sippi, one percent from Utah, one per- 
cent from Kansas and one percent from 
New Jersey. 



4 THE CONGLOMERATE. SEPTEMBER 8, 1988 



New members join Centenary family 



By Carla Madison 

Staff Writer 

Fifteen people have joined the Cente- 
nary family as either faculty or adminis- 
trative staff. 

In the geology department, Dr. David 
Bieler and Dr. David J. Davies have 
joined as assistant professors of geology. 
Bieler received his Ph.D. from the Uni- 
versity of Illinois in 1983; Davies holds 
a Ph.D. from Texas A & M. 

A professor who has done everything 
from working with the Boy Scouts of 
America to serving the Department of 
Defense in Europe is Dr. Robert 
Gal van, chairman of the department of 
education. 

Galvin has been a college president, 
vice president and dean. He has served the 
U.S. Embassy in Central America as an 
international advisor to the Agency for 
International Development. 

He attended Centenary and received his 
Ph.D. from East Texas State University 
in 1967. Galvin said he came back to 
Centenary because "Centenary for me 
was an excellent place to return to aca- 
demics following my appointment in 
Central America." 

Dr. Doyle Holstead, a new face in 
engineering, received his Ph.D. from 
Texas A&M in 1967. 

New in the theater and speech depart- 
ment is Rona Leber, who received her 
M.A. from Eastern New Mexico 
University in 1988. 

Dr. David Havird comes to Cente- 
nary from the University of Virginia, 
where he was an instructor. He chose 
Centenary because he wanted to teach in 



a "small liberal arts college in the South. 
I liked the people on the interview." 
Havird is the new Sigma Tau Delta 
sponsor. Currently he is writing an in- 
troduction for his dissertation, which is 
scheduled for publication. 

Dr. Stephen Clark is a new assistant 
professor of classics and French. After 
graduating from Yale University, he 
went on to receive his Ph.D. from the 
University of Iowa in 1988. 

Willie Jackson, a former Centenary 
Gent basketball player is back to assists 
Gent's coach Tommy Cantebury. 
Jackson holds Centenary's record for 
points scored. 

Although Jim McKellar is not new 
to Centenary, he has changed jobs. He 
was an admissions counselor, but now 
he is the director of student activities. 
McKellar is in charge of making sure 
Centenary students have planned recre- 
ational activities. 

Also familiar with Centenary life is 
Betsy Edwards. Edwards, an admis- 
sions counselor, is a 1988 graduate of 
Centenary College with a degree in pub- 
lic relations. 

Valerie Martin, new instructor in 
music, had a position at the University 
of Alabama as a teaching assistant. Be- 
fore coming to Centenary, Martin studied 
as a Rotary scholar at the Mozarteum 
Conservatory of Music in Salzburg, 
Austria. She received her M.M. from the 
University of Alabama in 1988. 

The director of church relations, Rev. 
Dale Hensarling, comes to Centenary 
from Broadmoor Methodist Church in 
Baton Rouge, La., where he was the 
minister of programs and development. 



Where's the book? 



By Julie Henderson 

News Editor 

When will the Yoncopin, 
Centenary's yearbook, be issued, and 
why is there a delay? 

According to junior Richard 
Spainhour, 1987-88 Yoncopin 
editor, "The yearbook has 
traditionally been a fall semester 
yearbook." This means that as long 
as the yearbook is issued before the 
Christmas holidays, it is not 
considered late. 

Spainhour also states that previous 
yearbooks have come in at different 
times. Jim McKellar, student 
activities director and current advisor 
to the Yoncopin, says, "The 
Yoncopin staff is waiting for word 
from Jostens" concerning the date of 
issuance. 

This should come sometime in the 
next couple of weeks. McKellar took 
over the job as advisor from Janie 
Flournoy, director of public 
relations. 

According to Spainhour, "Janie 
asked that someone with a less 
demanding schedule be advisor." 
McKellar says he will stay on as 
advisor unless an overall media 
advisor is appointed. 

When asked why the staff was slow 
in shipping off the layouts and 
proofs, Spainhour replied, "Half of 
the staff quit, rather than doing their 



work and meeting deadlines. The staff 
dissolved right before deadline, and I 
found out they hadn't done their 
work, leaving three-fourths of the 
yearbook undone." 

Not hand-picking his staff and 
becoming editor six weeks into the 
fall semester were two reasons 
Spainhour gave which contributed to 
the problems. 

Spainhour complimented staff 
members who helped during the 
summer, including junior John 
Csonka, junior Melanie Eanes, 
junior Claudie Fanning, alum 
Kathryn Godfrey, junior Cathy 
Smith and sophomore Susan 
Maynor. 

According to Eanes, the problem 
was "lack of editorial organization 
and staff motivation." She feels, 
however, that the yearbook will be 
good, as does Maynor. Neither Eanes 
nor Maynor will be on staff this year. 

Smith is the 1988-89 editor. 
Spainhour comments, "Cathy will be 
able to handle attacks and rumors. 
She has had the chance to pick her 
staff, and she is basically a stronger 
person. The problems we had last 
year are not going to happen again." 

Spainhour plans to be on staff this 
year, but not in a paid position. 




PHOIO CONI-RIBUTED 



Pictured above are some of the new faculty memebers, from left to 
right: Valerie Martin, Dr. Robert Galvan, Dr. Betsy Rankin, 
Dr. R. Doyle Holstead, Dr. David J. Davies, Dr. David J. Havird, 
Rona Leber, Dr. Stephen Clark, David Dr. Bieler and Mary Ellen 
Foley. 



Hensarling chose Centenary because of 
"the quality of the school, the commit- 
ment of the school to the church and the 
excitement and persistence of the presi- 
dent" 

Mary Ellen Foley comes to Cente- 
nary as an instructor in mathematics be- 
cause she is "a fan of a liberal arts de- 
gree." In 1970 she received her M.S. de- 
gree from Illinois Institute of Technol- 
ogy. 

Before Susan Todd accepted her 
position as Centenary's associate director 
of admissions, she worked as a home 
economist for Southern Living Maga- 



zine, utilizing the master's degree she re- 
ceived from Texas Christian University 
in Fort Worth, Tex. 

Todd also held the position of director 
of marketing and advertising at Pickett 
Food Distributors. Ms. Todd is a native 
of Shreveport and was familiar with 
Centenary before working here. 

From the University of Southern 
Florida's economics department comes 
Dr. Betsy Rankin. Although Rankin 
does not sponsor any clubs yet, she 
hopes to initiate an Honorary Economics 
Club in the future. Rankin graduated 
with a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic 
Institute and State University in 1983. 



Financial aid standards change 



By Erica Johnson 

Staff Writer 

New federal eligibility standards for fi- 
nancial aid may make it more difficult 
for Centenary College students to qualify 
for governmental aid this year. 

According to Mary Sue Rix, director 
of financial aid, unlike previous years in 
which students' eligibility for financial 
aid was based on projected yearly in- 
come, this year's students were required 
to report their previous year's earnings. 

"The new eligibility requirements 
would especially hurt dependent students 
and those classified as independent, un- 
married," Rix said. 

Because eligibility is now based on a 
student's calculated family contribution, 
if a student was employed before en- 
rolling in Centenary but doesn't currendy 
receive a salary, the new guidelines may 
be devastating. 

To most, Rix said, the change will be 
relatively minor. 

Despite the change in eligibility re- 
quirements, Rix said that the federal 
government is being more generous this 
year to Centenary's work-study program. 

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"We would encourage any eligible stu- 

1 h t> C ? me "^ a PP*y for work study," 
said Rix. Interested students should pick 
up applications in the financial aid office 
in Hamilton Hall. 



Federal spending is also expected to rise 
next year. 

According to the August 3, 1988 issue 
of The Chronicle of Higher Education, 
the Senate passed legislation to raise 
federal spending on student aid by about 
1 1 percent next year. This would increase 
money for Pell Grants by about seven 
percent and the maximum grant would 
rise by $100 during fiscal 1989. 



"The new eligibility re- 
quirements would espe- 
cially hurt dependent 
students and those 
classified as indepen- 
dent, unmarried." 
-Mary Sue Rix 



The House proposed a similar bill al- 
lowing a slightly higher increase in 
spending, but no agreement has yet been 
reached. 

Rix estimated the number of students 
receiving aid this year to be close to last 
year's figure of 76 percent 

Every year students must complete a 
financial aid application which will be 
distributed at pre-registration for the fol- 
lowing semester. 

"The sooner these are returned, the 
sooner we can begin to process the stu- 
dents' financial aid packages," Rix em- 
phasized. 



THE CONG LOMERATE. SEPTEMBER 8. 1988 S 



ROTC survives; still alive and well 



By Tim Snell 

Staff Writer 

The Army Reserve Officers' Training 
Corps is still alive and well at Cente- 
nary. After considering terminating 
ROTC, "upper ROTC departments" have 
decided against ending Centenary's pro- 
gram. Interested students may still join. 

According to senior Luke Hyatt, 
"Even if you are a junior, you can still 
get your commission if you add classes 
this semester." 

This entails taking classes this year, 
basic camp during the summer, ROTC 
classes during the senior year and finally 
advanced camp during the summer after 
graduation — with a commission soon to 
follow. 

Basic camp is a six-week training pro- 
gram which all ROTC students seeking a 
commission must go through. It in- 
cludes weapons training, survival train- 
ing and physical endurance tests. Ad- 
vanced camp is required for a commis- 
sion and it covers much of the same ma- 
terial as basic but with an emphasis on 
leadership abilities. 



Juniors Phillip Aubert and Bobby 
Baker experienced a different side of 
ROTC 

During the summer Aubert and Baker 
went to Fort Benning, Ga., to attend air- 
borne school, a three week course which 
qualifies them as paratroopers. 

After two weeks of rigorous training 
and tests of physical endurance, the pro- 
gram culminates in five parachute jumps 
from 12,500 feet. This is the final, 
practical test of airborne skills. 

The program, according to Baker, is 
"physically demanding because of the 
amount of equipment and the attention to 
detail it requires." However, as Aubert 
points out, "[Airborne] builds a lot of 
confidence in yourself." 

As dangerous as all of this jumping out 
of airplanes and training with advanced 
automatic weapons may seem, every- 
thing is conducted under strict safety 
regulations. Ironically, Hyatt said he 
"felt safer at advanced camp than [he] 
would have at home." 

"ROTC is something you have to want 
to do," says Hyatt, "but it gives you a 
chance to serve your country and yourself 
and offers a big challenge." 




Peter Robinson, so., Luke Hyatt, sr., and Tina 



PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 

Barr, sr., 



Critique rates newspaper' All American 



By Brian Bennett 

Staff Writer 

The Conglomerate received two distin- 
guished awards for the fall semester of 
1987 and the spring semester of 1988. 
The Associated Collegiate Press, which 
includes an ensemble of journalism pro- 
fessors and advisers of competing colle- 
giate newspapers, presented the awards. 

Judge W. Mills critiqued six issues 
of The Conglomerate from the fall 
semester of 1987. The Conglomerate 



received the honor rating of All-Ameri- 
can with four marks of distinction in- 
cluding coverage and content, design, 
opinion content, photography, creativity 
and graphics. 

Mills commented that the design is 
"upbeat, modern, clear and simple." He 
further added, "Your paper is attractive 
and alive and an excellent product for a 
college your size." 

Six issues of The Conglomerate were 
also submitted from the spring semester 
of 1988 and were reviewed by judge 



Reed Trask. These issues surpassed 
those of the prior semester, again receiv- 
ing the prestigious honor rating of Ail- 
American with the previously mentioned 
four marks of distinction plus an added 
mark of distinction for editing and writ- 
ing. 

Trask said, "The Conglomerate is a 
very fine student newspaper that ranks 
right along side the best papers done at 
universities. They know their student 
readership well." 
The overall score without bonus in any 



category totaled 3800 points. The Con- 
glomerate excelled, receiving a combined 
total of 3810 for the fall semester and 
4110 for the spring semester. The Con- 
glomerate's score exceeded 3800 because 
it is operated without the assistance of an 
adviser, which impressed both judges. 

Former editor Lor in Anderson, now 
an intern writer for Golf Digest, was 
very pleased that The Conglomerate was 
distinguished from the other competing 
colleges. 



Student senate to kick off new year with retreat 



By Jeannette Wood 

StaffWriter 

Freshmen elections are scheduled for 
Monday, Sept. 12. Because the student 
senate was not able to hold its first 
meeting until Tuesday, junior SGA 
president Janna Knight has asked that 
sophomore Staci Rice serve as the 
election chairperson without an official 
vote. 



Knight explained that Rice was asked 
to chair the election three days after she 
arrived on campus. 

Junior Bill Rickson presented the 
cost for the Watertown picnic he coordi- 
nated for the student body. Cost for this 
year's day at the water park were reported 
as being lower than they were when the 
park was rented in 1987. 
The Senate also confirmed the dates of 



its planning retreat to be held in 
Texarkana, Ark. The retreat is scheduled 
for Sept. 16 and 17. 

Yearlong plans for the Senate and bud- 
gets will be the main topics on the 
agenda. 

The student senate also discussed 
plans for its blood drive scheduled for 
Sept. 23 in the SUB from 9 to 4. Prizes 
will be given to the organization with 



the most donors. Senior May 
Porciuncula is coordinating the drive 

Junior Cathy Smith, the new editor 
of The Yoncopin, invited the SGA to 
"come to me about anything; my job, 
my employees. ..my beautiful hair." 
During the course of her speech she also 
introduced her several of her new editors 
and Jim Mckellar, advisor to The 
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We're back in 
business again! 

The beginning of every school year is a lot like New Year's Eve. 
New resolutions are made and promptly broken. Some that I'm sure 
have entered everyone's minds include 1) always being prepared for 
class, 2) attending class and 3) only visiting Shooter's on weekends. 

The next best resolutions include setting a time to study and 
sticking to it, going to bed at a decent hour and waking up early to get 
yourself ready for the day. 

Our resolution... 

As The Conglomerate starts its eighty-third year of publication, 
we've made some resolutions of our own. 

This year's staff is young, vibrant and very talented. We are 
comprised of a variety of people from different backgrounds and have 
one common goal ... keeping Centenary's student body informed. 

The Conglomerate staff is dedicated to bringing you the most 
current news possible and relating it directly to you as a student. If the 
government decides to cut the financial aid budget, we will find out 
how that cut will directly affect your college cost. If the college 
makes a decision that concerns the student body, we will do our best 
to present the facts to you in a clear and concise manner. 

Campus events will be more thoroughly covered and campus 
issues will continue to be discussed in editorials. 

The Conglomerate's editorial content will be progressive in nature. 
Growth in the college is imperative for its continued success. As a 
liberal arts college, Centenary should avoid stagnation and should 
make responsible innovations on a regular basis. Tradition is 
important, but if a tradition is stunting the growth of a college, its 
purpose is defeated and the institution is hurt. 

We want your input 

This year we'd like you to use The Conglomerate as a medium of 
communication. The editorial section will be a forum for students, 
faculty and administration to voice their opinions. 

Students, faculty and administration alike are invited to use the 
point and counterpoint format of the paper which allows letters to the 
editor to be answered. Whether or not you agree with what we've 
printed or not, we want your input. Because they keep the paper 
from being dull, complaints, compliments and news ideas are always 

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In the past, I have been labeled as a 
critical, suspicious little booger. How- 
ever, this year I would like to begin on a 
more positive level. In the midst of 
chaos I will highlight the better side of 
bad. 

The physical plant at Centenary Col- 
lege has been very busy; at least within 
the past two weeks. 






GUESTCOLUMN 



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Upon returning to class this August, 
the first thing I noticed was the countless 
renovations on campus. The second 
thing I noticed was that few of them 
were completed. 

On my arrival, I enjoyed a brisk, 
adventurous feeling while walking 
through waist-high grass. This, of 
course, made going to class interesting 
as I struggled to find my way through 
the outback, making sure to bring 
rations, just in case. 

I guess uncut grass is one of those 
perks students receive at a private liberal 
arts college. 

My favorite renovation took place in 
our beloved Jackson Hall. 

Finally, the old dilapidated building 
has been replaced by something that will 
not collapse in a high wind. 

I found great pleasure in watching the 
English professors as each one tried to be 
the first in the "new office." Watching 
the business department race through the 
knee high grass was also a stimulating 
experience; kind of like watching two 
water buffaloes race for the same creek. 

The renovation was especially benefi- 
cial to my personal life as I convinced 
innocent freshman girls that their 
professor's temporary office was in the 
third floor of Cline Dorm (more specifi- 
cally, in my room). 

No longer will I be able to watch 
roaches fight over cookie crumbs in the 
basement of the old Jackson Hall. 
My only regret is that they did not 



tint the new building the same color as 

e Turner Art Center. 
In the cafeteria, the new Ultra-bar is yet 
iO be completed. 

I have particularly cherished the extra 
seasonings applied to my turkey 
tetrazzini while walking past the con- 
struction area with a loaded tray. The 
banging of hammers and the hum of 
blow torches has provided innovative 
background noise in the midst of my 
more intellectual conversations with 
Pauline. 

An added bonus is watching people 
crash into each other as they come 
around the bend. 

The newly installed guest bathroom in 
Cline dorm is an engineering 
breakthrough. This "doorless" bathroom 
gives residents the opportunity to meet 
guests on a more intimate level. 

In response to student made paths, new 
sidewalks have been constructed 
throughout the campus. At this rate, 
the entire campus will eventually be 
covered with concrete; in response to 
student made paths. 

The physical plant also waited until a 
week before classes to wax the Magale 
Library floor. Research shows that stu- 
dents study better with a loud, shrieking 
waxing machine exploding in their ears. 

During the summer, the physical plant 
also removed the asbestos in Student 
Union Building, except in the Faculty 
Lounge. 

This is probably one of the most cre- 
ative ways in the nation to limit the 
number of professors to receive tenure. 

So the question remains, why does the 
physical plant leave its work undone un- 
til the last moment? 

Perhaps its because they want the stu- 
dents to see the improvements first hand. 

Or perhaps they want the new students 
to see that renovations are being made. 
Maybe they just sit around on Sexton's 
new rocking chairs chatting with the se- 
curity guards and watching "The Beverly 
Hillbillies" reruns. 

My guess is that they are trying to send 
a message to the student body. That 
message is: "Don't procrastinate, other- 
wise you will cause unneeded inconve- 
nience and trouble - - just like we did." 



THE CONGLOMERATE. SEPTEMBER 8. 1988 7 



Wallace offers a perspective on the meaning of Christ 



I've written about many people and 
things in my life, but never have I 
struggled so much about a subject matter 
as this one. 

Perhaps it is because this subject has 
stirred up more controversy than proba- 
bly anything I can think of. His very 
name seems to divide people. Some call 
him a great teacher or prophet. Some 
believe he was crazy or perhaps never 
even existed. Some call him God. But, 
everyone cannot agree on who this man 
is: Jesus Christ. 



^RELIGION COLUMN 



SCOTT 

WALLACE 



Just who is he? Is he who he claimed 
to be? How do I know — I mean, really 
know? Is there any way to? 

Such are questions that keep bombard- 
ing my mind over and over. It's not easy 
when everything you once believed so 
easily becomes criticized and challenged. 
In fact, it's deeply disturbing. 

You can try to ignore it or forget about 
it, but it doesn't go away. You can try to 
sleep it off, that is, if you can sleep. 
You can fool other people who can't see 
what's really going on inside, but what's 
so painfully difficult is you can't fool 
yourself. You and only you have to deal 
with what's inside your heart. 

No matter what beliefs you hold, 
hopefully, this makes sense to those 



who are searching within their souls for 
what is true. 

It's somewhat easy for me to be a 
Christian, so to speak. It's easy to be 
able to know all the right things to do or 
say based upon being in enough Bible 
studies, hearing enough sermons, and 
growing up in a Christian home. It's 
kind of easy to act like a Christian, too 
(though I admit I don't as much as I 
should). 

But if all that it means to "act" 
Christian is to memorize Scripture, hear 
sermons, and stay out of trouble, then so 
what? Shouldn't there be more to my 
existence than that? 

This is not an attempt to preach or 
convert anybody; this is an attempt to 
open myself up, be real with what I 
struggle with so much. It's probably 
only human to wrestle with truth in this 
world when the questions are so many 
and the answers so few. 

With respect to whatever anyone else 
feels or thinks about him, when I try to 
think of that man who supposedly was 
tortured to death on a cross 2,000 years 
ago, I feel a sense of disappointment in 
myself. 

I call this man "Lord" — basically the 
man who should have more to say about 

my life than I do — and yet, how rare is it 
that I seek his will above mine. 

I have no idea what he really looked 
like, no idea what his voice sounded like, 
no idea how tall he was, or anything. Is 
he a nice guy or real strict? Would he 
encourage me or criticize me for the way 
I am and live my life? Should I take his 



words literally or symbolically? How do 
his actions and words apply to today? So 
much of him remains a mystery to me, 
and yet, I so haphazardly call him my 
Lord. Why? 

It would be so easy for me to just 
brush him off into some intellectual 
corner, to lock myself up and devote 
myself to rituals. It's also tempting to 
just avoid him altogether, but I've tried 
and failed. 

Although there is much of me that is 
troubled or baffled by him, what keeps 
drawing me back to him is his 
humanness. Whenever I see a crucifix, I 
get a quiet, though deep, sense of sorrow 
for what he went through and why he 
went through it 

If he never knew what it was like to be 
lonely, to be rejected, or hurt, I would 
feel nothing for him. What draws me to 
him is not some Bible verse or some 
form of religion. What draws me to him 
is his pain and my weakness. 

I turn to him, as a sensitive person in 
an often cold world, as a person who 
doubts, who fails, and keeps failing, as a 
person of countless insecurities who is 
desperately looking for something that is 
more than what I've seen of this world. 

And, yet, so what? What difference does 
that make in my life? Why is it so hard 
to be the same person Friday night as I 
am on Sunday morning? It's one thing to 
know a lot about him, but to try to deal 
with that in the course of life in the 
world we live in is quite another. 

Life is, in a way, like a pebble dropped 
in a pool of water. At first, it makes a 



splash, then just ripples, then all is calm 
as though nothing ever happened. 

Somehow, I can't help but believe that 
maybe, just maybe, our lives are sup- 
posed to mean more than that. But, it's 
so easy to get distracted. I can convince 
myself that there are no absolutes — God, 
heaven, hell, whatever— and, therefore, 
no need to struggle with it. But is that 
what I really deep-down feel or even want 
to believe is true? I can also convince 
myself that my way is right and every- 
one else is wrong, but how can I prove 
that? 

I guess that's what makes faith not 
easy, but hard. I need God's mercy where 
even my very faith isn't good enough. 

The struggle of this life is that of the 
heart versus that which is physical. That 
we can see versus that we cannot see or 
prove. Being in the world, but not of it. 

Which is exactly what troubles me 
about this world and a man who people 
claimed walked it 2,000 years ago. To 
me, if he isn't who he claimed to be, 
then so what? What does anything 
matter? Why even bother to struggle? 

But what if he really is right? Shouldn't 
the nails that pierced his hands, the suf- 
fering he felt, the loneliness and pain he 
went through mean more to me than just 
some nice little theological thought in a 
church on Sunday? 

It is, I suppose, what would trouble 
anybody of any persuasion who dares to 
get past the emotions or the intellect — 
even the very world itself — to try to get 
to what is really true and find out the 
answer to the question: Why exactly am 
I down here? 




Presidents extend greetings to Centenary students 



Dear Students: 

As SGA president, it is my pleasure to 
welcome you to Centenary. I am looking 
forward to working with you for what I 
hope will be a great year! 

I invite you to participate in the activi- 
ties of your Student Government 
Association. We have plans for fun and 
recreation and also for improving the 
communications between faculty, stu- 
dents and administration. You are wel- 
come to become involved in our plan- 
ning of these projects as well as in our 
decision making processes. 

Although this is the beginning of the 
academic year, the SGA already has a 
great activity planned for the student 
body. We are sponsoring Centenary Day 
a Water Town on Sunday, Sept. 1 1 from 
12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. Centenary stu- 
dents will have free admission, music 
and refreshments. Trout Fishing In 
America, which has often performed at 
Enoch's, will be entertaining us, and 
sandwiches will be catered from Subway 
Sandwich shops. Be sure to come! 

The SGA Senate is also working to set 
up a new office in the Student Union 
Building. It will be in room 102 next 
door to the Student Activities office. We 
are optimistic about this new, conve- 
nient location and look forward to seeing 
you there. 

Senate officers and members will offi- 



cially prepare for the new year with the 
SGA retreat Sept. 16-17. We will be us- 
ing this opportunity to plan our goals 
for the year. If you would like to suggest 
ideas for consideration, please contact 
your representatives or drop a note in our 
suggestion box that is in the Jukebox 
Cafe. You will also find a list of sena- 
tors, officers and committee representa- 
tives posted in the SUB. 

One of the known goals for the Senate 
this year is to increase communication 
among the student body, administration 
and faculty. Last year the SGA took a 
step in that direction with the town 
meeting and the faculty town meeting. 
This year we hope to continue by 
strengthening the communication be- 
tween students and the SGA. In order to 
do this, we should make your senators 
accessible to you. Hopefully, having a 
centralized office and publicizing the 
names of the senators and committee 
representatives will help accomplish 
this. However, we also need to inform 
you about our goals and progress. To 
accomplish this, we hope to start and 
SGA newsletter to the student body this 
year. With such a newsletter, we can 
keep you informed of the decisions of the 
Senate, as well as decisions of commit- 
tees such as Educational Policy, Library 
and Student Life. 

As we strengthen these lines of com- 
munication, we also hope to work on 



presenting student concerns to the faculty 
and administration and to follow through 
on these concerns. It is important that 
we maintain a positive attitude during 
these endeavors in order to promote a 
spirit of cooperation. Then we will have 
a strong base for doing work such as 
looking into May Module. 

The SGA Senate meets Tuesdays at 
11:10 in the cafeteria. Our meetings are 
open, and I encourage you to come ex- 
press your opinions. The senators, of- 
ficers and committee representatives are 
here to work for you. Thank you and 
have a wonderful and successful academic 
year! 

Janna Knight, Junior 
SGA President 



Dear Students: 

Greetings! And welcome to the 164th 
year of Centenary's life! We are a 
venerable and vibrant community! 

But welcome, too, to another birthday. 
On Friday, Sept. 16, we will celebrate 
the 80th anniversary of the first day of 
classes on the Shreveport campus! The 
first campus was at Jackson, Louisiana: 
our Jackson Hall is named for it, and our 
first classes were held in Jackson Hall. 

And the festivities will be properly 
ballooned and beribboned, feasted and 
birthday-caked; alumni will rejoin 
classes, nostalgic tall tales told, choirs 
sing-and the next 80 glorious years pro- 
jected! Enjoy! 



Indeed, you start this semester in a 
galaxy of celebration. For example, on 
Thursday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. at Presi- 
dent's Convocation, we will install Dr. 
Earle Labor as Wilson Professor of 
American Literature; at 1 p.m., follow- 
ing a picnic, we will dedicate and cut the 
ribbons of the restored Jackson Hall! 
High moments! 

But then, friends, may your entire time 
at Centenary be the best years of your 
life. So far! 

Dr. Donald A. Webb 

President of the College 



P.S. Our worthy Editor asked me about 
my personal "lazy, hazy, crazy days of 
summer." 

Er ... what summer? 

Oh, yes! In early June, a swift trip to 
the U.K.: I remember it well. 

But then, back to a hurricane of hassle- 
all good stuff, mind you, thoroughly en- 
joyable, but the thick of things, for sure. 

I mean, apart from Jackson Hall's in- 
numerable irons in the fire, and raising 
the money to furnish and endow each 
separate room, and the salad bar, new 
parking lot and sidewalks, S.U.B., and 
other improvements, large and small- 
apart from a cataract of activities, it's 
been the busiest and best summer I've 
known, in terms of raising funds for 
scholarships faculty development 

It was a great summer, Madam Editor. 
And now comes an even better fall! 



8 THE CONGLOMERATE. SEPTEMBER 8, 1988 




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Soccer team faces long season 



By Scott Wallace 

Staff Writer 

The Centenary Gentlemen, who last 
year set a team record for the most wins 
and best record in the school's history, 
and who owned both the longest winning 
streak as well as the highest scoring av- 
erage in the NCAA, and who came 
within one game of both the TAAC 
championship and a possible NCAA 
berth, have only one question left. 

Can they do it again? 

Though the odds seem overwhelmingly 
long, Coach Glenn Evans is not about 
to throw in the towel, particularly be- 
cause he retains the services of two All- 
Americans, Tommy Poole and Greg 
Woodbridge. 

Co-captain Poole, a senior midfielder, 
returns for his final season after finishing 
35th in the nation in scoring last year 
with 33 points. He is currently Cente- 
nary's all-time leading scorer with 40 ca- 
reer goals and 94 total points. In addition 
to being named Ail-American, he also is 
a two-time All-TAAC. 

Also anchoring the Gents is Wood- 
bridge, a junior forward. Woodbridge set 
the Centenary record in 1987 for most 
goals in a season with 19. Second in 
voting last year by two votes for TAAC 
Player-of-the-Year, Woodbridge had been 
All-Conference the past two seasons. His 
45 points ranked him ninth in scoring in 
the NCAA last year. He currently is 
chasing Poole as Centenary's all-time 
leading goal scorer and total point leader, 
with 37 goals and 82 points coming into 
this season. 

Still, there are mountains to climb and 
obstacles to hurdle. 

"There are two glaring things that we 
see missing from last year:" said Evans, 
"overall team speed and depth." 

Couple that with a difficult schedule 
which includes the three toughest oppo- 
nents—Midwestern State, North Texas, 



and SMU — as the first three matches and 
what Evans feels is a very improved 
conference, and that only makes the road 
that much steeper. 

Evans sees Hardin-Simmons as the 
probable favorite in the TAAC Western 
Division, along with Arkansas-Little 
Rock and Houston Baptist. 

The lack of depth is of large concern to 
Evans, who only has twenty players at 
his disposal. Therefore, the Gents will 
have to rely on some players playing full 
games and, hopefully, avoiding injury. 

Centenary loses five starters from a 
year ago, but six return. Along with 
Woodbridge and Poole, Evans is looking 



"There are two glaring 
things that we see miss- 
ing from last year: 
overall team speed and 
depth." 
-Glenn Evans 



for help from former All-Conference se- 
nior defenseman Brian Bergstrom and 
from Britton Coffman. Junior 
Richard Plant and sophomore 
Jonathan Berman also return. Steve 
Faith and Scott Odom are back for 
action at midfield as is junior Harold 
Specht at forward. 

The Gents also need help from a large 
freshman class consisting of ten new- 
comers, including midfielder Tim 
West, forward Steven Zeiller, and 
goaltenders Scott Wright and Lee 
Bowen. 

Which all leaves the Gents wondering 
how fast it will take to get them back to 
the level they obtained last year. 

"They've worked very hard," said 
Evans. "I look forward to this year. 
We're going to lose a few that we 
shouldn't, but we're going to surprise 
some people." 





PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 

All-American Tommy Poole, sr., controls the ball while a 
Midwestern State opponent looks on. 




PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 

Steve Zeiller, fr., plays keep away with Midwestern State 
defenders. The Gents lost the game, 2-0. 

Gents win easy, 4-1 



Norman Davidson, fr., Zach Mayo, sr., and Mickey Parker, fr. jog 
at nearby Byrd High School's track. See related story on page 9. 



By Stacey Wilson 

Staff Writer 

The stands were filled for the Centenary 
vs. North Texas soccer game last Sun- 
day. The game ended with a 4-1 victory 
for the Gents. Coach Glenn Evans 
saw a strong all-around improvement 
from last Friday's game. "It was a con- 
sistent up-tempo game," he said. 

Junior Scott Odom was also pleased 
with the team's improvement. "Our de- 
fense was much better. We didn't allow 
them to move in on us, and we took ad- 
vantage of our opportunities," he said. 

The Gents took control on the opening 
kickoff. Senior Britton "B.C." 
Coffman of Lubbock, Tex., took the 
first power shot from the left side just 
missing the goal. Freshman Marty 
Majewski of Wichita Falls, Tex., 
scored the first goal with an indirect kick 
ending the first half 1-0. 

During the second half, North Texas 
scored their first and only goal. After that 



the Gents were the dominators. Defense 
continued to play a solid game as fresh- 
man goal keeper Scott Wright made 
some impressive saves. 

Coffman scored the game-winning 
point to spark a second half rally. Next, 
junior Greg Woodbridge, the 
NCAA's ninth leading scorer last year, 
scored to put things at 3-1. Junior 
Harold Specht wrapped the game up 
with a final goal to give Centenary its 
first victory of the season. 

Near the end of the game Majewski 
limped off the field with a pulled muscle. 
He was not able to practice on Labor 
Day for last Tuesday's game against 
SMU. 

Evans said the turf in Ownby Stadium 
could be a drawback, so the team 
practiced in the dome to prepare for it 

Commenting on his young team, 
which consists of ten freshman, Evans 
said, "They are a skilled group of kids 
who work hard, and I hope to keep 
them." 



Students stay fit 
with health clubs 



THE CONGLOMERATE. SEPTEMBER 8. 1988 9 



.4 EXTRA POINT 

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Many fitness-minded 
students are not 
familiar with local 
health centers and 
sports facilities on 
campus. The 

Conglomerate is 
including this helpful 
guide of local club 
facilities and prices. 

By Maggi Madden 

Managing Editor 

Centenary students seem to be a fit- 
ness-conscious bunch. Passing motorists 
can find Centenary students walking or 
running around campus at all hours of 
the day and night. 

That's not surprising. Walking and 
running are great ways to get in shape or 
stay in shape on a limited budget. 

But what if walking and running just 
aren't your cup of tea? To help you out, 
The Conglomerate has put together a few 
ideas to let you know what else you can 
do. 

For starters, there are plenty of things 
to do on campus. Facilities in Haynes 
Gym include a weight room with a uni- 
versal weight system, two racquetball 
courts located on the second floor and a 
basketball court. 

Two volleyball courts, four badminton 
courts and a tennis court are marked off 
on the gym floor, but students have to 
set up the nets themselves. 

There are also two dressing rooms with 
lockers and showers which are left un- 
locked for the convenience of off-campus 
students. 

In addition, the Gold Dome has a 
basketball court and a weight room with 
power machines. There are two more 
racquetball courts in the Dome, but rac- 
quetball players, beware: the glass-backed 
court is the only regulation-size court on 
campus. 
The three tennis courts next to Hardin 
Dormitory are a popular spot, and Hardin 
Field is an all-purpose field that students 
use for everything from football to fris- 
bee. 

According to Dr. James Farrar, 
chairman of the physical education de- 
partment, all campus sports facilities are 
available for student use, except when 
they are in use by varsity teams or 
Physical education classes. 

Good news for swimmers: Farrar's fu- 
ture plans for the campus include an in- 
door swimming pool with an outdoor 
s un deck. "Dr. Bedard and I put in a re- 
quest for a swimming pool every year in 
°ur annual recommendation reports," he 
says. 

Farrar hopes student support for the 
Project will encourage the administration 
j° set aside funds for the project. "We 
jeel it would be a great asset to the col- 
Ie ge and its students." 
For students who prefer the atmosphere 
J* a health club and the convenience of 
ned instructors, Shreveport and 



Bossier have a number of health clubs 
that offer student discounts. 

Fitness Plus Health and Aerobic 
Club and Sport City Health and 
Racquet Club, which are under the 
same ownership, offer Nautilus, free 
weights, racquetball, and a Super Circuit 
class. Their student membership is $10 
down and $30 a month with valid student 
identification. 

Ichiban Fitness Center's facili- 
ties include Nautilus, free weights, rac- 
quetball, swimming pool and daily aero- 
bics classes. Although the center does 
not offer student rates, there are several 
payment plans to choose from. 

Fitness World offers a student rate 
of $99 for three months, and its facilities 
include Nautilus, free weights, aerobics 
classes and a 40-foot heated pool. 

The variety of facilities at the YMCA 
Downtown Branch makes it an at- 
tractive option for students. The student 
rate is $22.50 per month with valid stu- 
dent identification. The YMCA has rac- 
quetball and handball courts, two gyms, 
a pool and two indoor running tracks. 
There are also complete Nautilus and free 
weight systems. 



"Dr. Bedard and I put in 
a request for a swim- 
ming pool every year in 
our annual recommen- 
dation reports." 
-James Farrar 



Scheduled activities at the YMCA in- 
clude aerobics classes five days a week 
and organized volleyball and basketball. 
While the YMCA is not a cushy health 
club> — parts of it are not air-condi- 
tioned — it is definitely one of the best 
values around for students who want to 
stay fit. 

For body building and weight lifting 
enthusiasts, Starrs Gym in Bossier 
City has a good membership deal. There 
is no initial fee. The price is $170 a 
year, and students may pay in monthly 
installments of about $14. 

For students who enjoy bicycling, 
Racing Research sponsors organized 
rides that leave every Saturday morning 
at 7:30 a.m. from the Portico Shopping 
Center on Youree Drive. There are also 
various rides during the week. Interested 
students should contact Racing Research 
for more information. 

Finally, if you actually do like walking 
and running — bicycling, too — but want a 
change of scenery, the bicycle trail along 
Clyde Fant Parkway is a popular 
route for all three activities. The trail is 
about eight miles long and runs between 
the parkway and the river from down- 
town to 70th Street. It is well paved and 
a large portion is shaded. 

A frisbee-golf course is laid out on the 
parkway near Veteran's Park. Free public 
parking is available at several spots 
along the parkway including downtown 



Trivial pursuits in 
NCAA... 



Somewhere, somebody has a ten foot wooden pole with your name on it 
just waiting to shaft you at some unexpected moment. 

That thought came to me as I stood reading a list of NCAA rules and 
regulations. All NCAA athletes from all collegiate sports must sign a release 
that, basically, gives the NCAA the okay to sample an athletes urine, which is 
pretty silly considering some of the best drugs do not show up. 

The NCAA, the ruling body of college athletics, has always been 
suspiciously geeky, but things are getting weird in the basement. Even Ed 
Meese and Jerry Falwell have limits to their perversion. Yet now dishing 
out their usual brand of braindead kitty litter, more rules for the student-athlete 
are now in effect. 

In their overindulgence of authority and uselessness, NCAA officials have 
rolled over a dungwagon of petty regulations. It's a nice thing when these 
people want to make sure an athlete's grades don't slip, assuming he or she 
knows the way to class and the head coach isn't teaching an English class 
Yet, the new rules dictating school visitation, complimentary tickets and 
entertainment practices are reminiscent of Dan Quayle, not too intelligent 
but they fill the empty space. 

Witness the criminally trivial rule that states that a player is not eligible if 
his institution "entertained you excessively at any site." Come again What's 
excessive — are we talking an extra order of fries, here, or maybe a Mercedes 
and a cheerleader on the side? Would you like ketchup or a condom with that? 

An athlete is not eligible if his school paid for more than one visit to the 
institution. Nor is he allowed to visit, expenses paid, more than five schools 
Is there a real purpose here? The NCAA payroll must be huge paying private 
muckrakers to find out who's being naughty or nice. 

...and in rush 

It's suspiciously possible that the NCAA is governing rush here at 
Centenary. Not that Centenary needs any help doing things backwards but it 
smells real familiar. Incompetence is pungent, and the air is thick lately 

Rush is a dry deal— no alcohol. No problem. Fraternities generally agree 
that it s cheaper for them and no one's laughing at the sink. 

Rush organizers and advisors seem to have a real problem with the fact that 
a freshman can mdeed make sound decisions. Fraternity and sorority rush both 
are so tight-cheeked and twisted that it's impossible to be comfortable talking 
with a freshman for fear of getting fined or kicked out, and that's making for 
some lonely coeds. 

Several fraternity leaders on Washington and Woodlawn have expressed 
their dissatisfaction with the situation this year. If a rushee wants a certain 
fraternity, or if he wants to be with a certain person, big deal. 

Rush is going to be a lot smoother and more comfortable when the 
InterFratemity Council decides to trust a freshman's choice of associations and 
quits worrying whose house he's in, and at what time of night. 

To be sure, fraternities should probably check the rushees' backgrounds If a 
fraternity starts entertaining excessively, the NCAA might bar them from 
intramurals. 

God bless football 
season 

Their is salvation from it all, if you want it. Monday Night Football is 
back. I can rest in my lazyboy, turn off the lights, and cheer for the Giants 
or whoever is playing the Cowboys, or for whoever I bet on. 

The Saints are back— the real Saints, I mean, not last year's illusion San 
H-ancisco's Joe Montana abused the hell out the Saints' defense, whipping 
them like dogs up and down the gridiron and liking it. Saints head coach Jim 
Mora has 15 long weeks of coulda, woulda, shoulda ahead of him 

The NFL is getting ugly, though. Team management is spending more and 
more time in court. Like the St. Louis-to-Phoenix Cardinals' ticket scandal 
where stadium officials want $38 for general admission and refuse to honor old 
tickets. Or how about the Los Angeles Raiders? The post office has 
nightmares trying to figure where to send their mail. Their next move should 
be next year in Irwindale. 

And it gets more shameful. On the opposite coast, New York Giant 
Lawrence Taylor will receive a four week paid vacation as reward for his drug 
habit. That means Taylor can sit around for a month, getting fat slow and 
stoned. Sixty two grand a week will buy a lot of toot. But he promised not do 
it again. Laissez les bon temps rouler. 



10 THE CONGLOMERATE. SEPTEMBER 8. 1988 



Fall schedule of events 



Centenary athletic teams posted some 
impressive wins last year. Notably, the 
Gents' soccer team, which returns such 
stars as junior Greg Woodbridge and 
senior Tommy Poole. The Gents 
rallied to a school record-setting 20-1-1 



season, equalled only by Harvard. 

The following is a list of schedules for 
various Ladies' and Gents' athletic 
events. Clip out and save for future 
reference. See you at the game. 



Sept. 
Sept. 
Oct. 
Oct. 



Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Oct. 

Oct. 

Oct. 

Oct. 

Oct. 



Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Oct. 

Oct. 

Oct. 

Oct. 



Sept. 
Sept. 



Sept. 

Sept. 
Sept. 
Oct. 
Oct. 

Oct. 
Nov. 



Cross Country 

Fall 1988 



Tennis^ 

Fall 1988 



15 Northwestern 

24 Louisiana Tech 

3 Northwestern 

28 TAAC Meet (Men) 

Birmingham, Alabama 



Away 
Away 
Away 
Away 



Soccer 

1988 



Sept. 


14 


Sept. 


16,17,18 


Sept. 


20 


Sept. 


23 


Sept. 


29 


Oct. 


3 


Oct. 


6 


Oct. 


14,15,16 



Oct. 
Oct. 
Oct. 
Oct. 



10 

11 

17 

18 

25 

27 

30 

1 

5 

8 

9 

15 



16 

24 

30 

1 

8 

15 

24 



Univ. of Tulsa 
Oral Roberts Univ. 
Univ. of Texas-San Antonio 
Houston Baptist Univ. 
Texas Christian Univ. 
LeTourneau College 
Bartlesville Wesleyan 
Austin College 
Univ. of Arkansas-Little Rock 
Belhaven College 
Hardin Simmons Univ.. 
Southern Nazarene Univ. 

Baseball 
Fall 1988 

Panola 

Louisiana College 
Texarkana 
Panola 
Old Timers 
Louisiana College 
Old Timer Golf 



Away 
Away 
Away 
Away 
Away 
Away 
Away 
Away 
Away 
Home 
Home 
Home 



17 
21 
22 
21,22,23 



Southern Ark. 
Texarkana Tournament 
Louisiana Tech 
Univ. Tx ./Tyler 
Univ. Tx/Tyler 
Paris Jr. C. 
La. Tech 
Pensacola 
Rolex Tournament 
Univ. Southern 
Univ. Texas/Arlington 
North Texas St. 
Rose Festival 
Tournament at Tyler 



Away Men 

Away Men & Women 

Away Women 

Home Men 

Away Women 

Away Men & Women 

Home Women 

Away Women 



Away 
Away 
Away 
Away 



Women 
Men 
Men 

Women 



Basketball 

1988-89 



Home 
Away 
Home 
Away 
Home 
Home 
Home 



13 
16 



19 

27 
30 
1 
13 

27 
2 



Volleyball 
Fall 1988 

East Texas Baptist University Away 

Centenary Tournament Home 

(Teams: Centenary) 

ETBU & Wiley 

Tri-Match @ ETBU Away 

(Teams: ETBU, Mary-Hardin & Centenary) 

SAU Home 

East Texas Baptist Away 

University Tournament 

East Texas Baptist Home 

University 

SAU Away 

Wiley College Home 







CENTURY CELLUNET CLASSIC 


Home 


Nov. 


25-26 


Northwestern State vs. Drake 
Centenary vs. Texas A&M 




Nov. 


30 


Texas Christian U. 


Away 


Dec. 


3 


Ouachita Baptist 


Home 


Dec. 


5 


Hardin-Simmons 


Home 






CHAMPION HOLIDAY CLASSIC 


Away 


Dec. 


9-10 


—host Montana, Centenary, St. Peter's, and 
Valparaiso 




Dec. 


17 


Texas-San Antonio 


Home 


Dec. 


31 


Baylor 


Away 


Jan. 


4 


Northwestern State 


Home 


Jan. 


7 


Houston Baptist 


Home 


Jan. 


12 


Samford 


Away 


Jan. 


14 


Arkansas-Little Rock 


Away 


Jan. 


19 


Mercer 


Home 


Jan. 


21 


Georgia State 


Home 


Jan. 


26 


Stetson 


Away 


Jan. 


28 


Georgia Southern 


Away 


Feb. 


1 


East Texas Baptist 


Home 


Feb. 


4 


Houston Baptist 


Away 


Feb. 


9 


Arkansas-Little Rock 


Home 


Feb. 


11 


Samford 


Home 


Feb. 


16 


Georgia State 


Away 


Feb. 


18 


Mercer 


Away 


Feb. 


23 


Georgia Southern 


Home 


Feb. 


25 


Stetson 


Home 


Mar. 


2 


Texas-San Antonio 


Away 


Mar. 


4 


Hardin-Simmons 


Away 


TBA 




Trans America Athletic 
Conference Tournament 
(TAAC) 


Away 



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THE CONGLOMERATE. SEPTEMBER 3. 198S 11 




ISpecial piano recital 

Famed Bianconi graces Centenary 

r»,„ 77 7_ i^r rr . +/ 



Dr. Frank Carroll and 
the Hurley school of 
music cordially invite 
you to an evening of 
classical music and 
melody performed by 
world-renowned pi- 
anist Philippe Bian- 
coni. 

By Tricia Matthew 

Editor in Chief 

Who called Shreveport a cultural black 
hole? Why right here on Centenary's 
campus, culture abounds! 

Centenary students will be given the 
chance to hear pianist Philippe 
Bianconi play in the Hurley Recital 
Hall next Sunday, Sept. 18 at 3:00 p.m. 
Bianconi, born in Nice, France, in 
1960, is the Seventh Van Cliburn 
International Competition's Silver 
Medalist. 

In 1975, at the age of 15, Bianconi de- 
buted with the Nice Philharmonic and 
since then has appeared with the Orches- 
tre de Paris, the Monte Carlo Philhar- 
monic, the Philharmonic Orchestra of 
Bucharest, and the Toulouse Orchestra, 
under conductors Kurt Masur, 
Christoph von Dohnanyi, 
Lawrence Foster, Michel Plasson, 
and Philippe Entremont. 

His North American appearances in- 
clude engagements with the orchestras of 
Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Minnesota, Cleve- 
land, Houston, Sacramento, Kansas 
City, Fort Worth, Victoria in the British 
of Columbia, and recitals in Chicago, 
Philadelphia, Dallas, Saint Paul, Seattle, 
Portland, Toronto, Vancouver and New 
York City at Carnegie Hall. 



"I thought, what a won- 
derful opportunity to 
have him here at the 
school!" 
-Frank Carroll 



Under the tutelage of Simone Delbert- 
Fevrier, Bianconi, studied at the Nice 
Conservatory from when he was ten 
years old. Bianconi also studied in Paris 
*ith Gabriel Tacchino and Gaby 
Casadesus. 

Bianconi's awards include a number of 
Prizes, among them the first prize in the" 
Robert Casadesus International Piano 
Competition, first prize in the Interna- 
honal Competition for Young Musicians 
* n Belgrade, and second prise in the 
E Pinal International Piano Competition. 
, He was also a finalist in the Interna- 
tional Competition of Music in Munich. 




Dr. Frank Carroll, dean of the music 
school, feels "great" about the fact that 
Bianconi will be performing at the col- 
lege. 

Bianconi first came to Carroll's atten- 
tion through several friends who spoke 
very highly of the young pianist. 



After hearing Bianconi on KDAQ, 
public radio, and discovering that 
Bianconi had plans to be in the area dur- 

ln g the school year Carroll says, "I 
thought, what a wonderful opportunity 
to have him here at the school!" 



PHOTO CONTRIBUTED 

C.P. credit will be given to students 
who attend the concert 



Editor's note: Carroll requests that all 
students dress appropriately for Sunday's 
performance. 



12 THE CONGLOMERATE. SEPTEMBER 8. 1988 



Life after academia 

A guide to city eateries and nightspots 



By Brady L. Blade Jr. 

Staff Writer 



It's time to put 
aside summer day- 
dreams and buckle 
down and hit the 
books. 



But in between those seemingly never- 
ending classes, study sessions and treks 
to the library you will need a good place 
to eat and on weekends a bit of en- 
tertainment and socializing to help re- 
lieve the tensions of academia. 
The Shreveport area offers a varied array 
of eateries and night spots that accom- 
modate tastes ranging from conservative 
to avant-garde. Here is a general listing 
of establishments frequented by college 
students and non-students alike. 



redfish in town along with fried soft- 
shell crab and crawfish. The decor is 
based in a classic New Orleans style. 
Entrees cost from $7.95 to $14.95. It's a 
great place for dates, especially if it's the 
first one. Dress is dressy casual to 
dressy. 



C 



C 



APRI, 



afe Shreveport, 



211 Texas St., is a very classy 
establishment with excellent food and 
one of the best wine selections in town 
with a reasonable price range. This 
restaurant prepares the best blackened 



620 Milam St., is by far the trendiest 
place in town. European and American 
dance music that includes new wave, 
funk, house and reggae all falling into 
one big hypnotic and stimulating mix 
that will keep you dancing all night. 
Capri is open only on Friday and Satur- 




PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 



Guitarist from Red Sea Pedestrians plays at Shooter's Nightclub. 







PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 

Kenny Stinson sings the Blues at Enoch's; A Cafe. 



day nights with occasional live bands on 
the preceding night. Very modernistic 
room with great drink specials. The 
hours are 9:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. 
Dress is very fashionable. 



F 



reeman & Harris, 



E 



arthereal Living Foods, 



3309 Line Ave., is a vegetarian 
restaurant with a marvelous and long- 
awaited selection of very healthy and 
tasteful cuisine. Hours are from 
approximately 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 
You must visit this charming 
establishment. 



317 Western Ave., has possibly the best 
food in town with a menu that consists 
of succulent stuffed shrimp, chicken-fried 
steak, great gumbo, red beans and rice ... 
I could go on for days. Just make sure 
you patronize this Shreveport landmark. 
Dress is casual. 



H 



umphree's, 



E 



dwards St. Grocery, 



114 Texas St., has drinks and live music 
Monday through Saturday from 8:30 
p.m. until 2:00 a.m. Humphree's is an 
old establishment with a good reputation 
among college students for lots of 
dancing and drinking. Dress: anything 
goes. 



401 Edwards St., is a restaurant and bar 
and has live music on weekends from 
9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. Edwards St. 
Grocery has a very nice atmosphere, 
cosmopolitan and classic decor and great 
jazz/pop fusion. It's a good place to do 
lunch with an affordable price range. 
Dress is casual to dressy. 



S 



hooter's. 



E 



NOCH'S A CAFE, 



Address: Ask a Centenary student! 
Probably THE establishment of choice 
for most Centenary students for 
socializing, drinking and dancing to live 
music which is featured Thursday 
through Saturday. Shooter's is open six 
nights a week with splendid drink spe- 
cials all week long. Dress is collegiate. 



1911 Centenary Blvd., is open Monday 
through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 
12:00 midnight on weekdays and until 
1:00 a.m. on weekends. Enoch's offers 
great food that is very affordable, some 
of the best live music in town and 
frequent art showings. Owners Doyle and 
Yvette Jeter will make you feel 
incredibly comfortable. Dress is very 
casual. 



T 



ic Toe Grill, 



1532 Line Ave., is nostalgic and 
severely underrated — like a New Yorfc 
cafe with a great selection of very 
inexpensive food ranging frofli 
hamburgers to poached eggs. Open 2^ 
hours a day. 



I 



Social protest revived in Tracy 
Chapman's debut album 



Social unrest is a feeling that pervaded 
this country during the '60s and 70s, 
leaving in its wake the ideals of peace 
and harmony for all people. 

The folk/protest music popularized by 
Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and Joni 
Mitchell was essential in carrying the 
message of injustice felt by a generation 
caught in the explosion of the civil 
rights movement, experimental drugs and 
social protest. 





MUSICREVIEW 



MARTINA I 
MOORE 



Just when it seemed that everything 
was back in order — picket fences again 
line streets, and children bask in the 
"sunshine" of global harmony — a little 
known artist named Tracy Chapman 
bursts onto the charts with a disturbing 
song called "Fast Car". 

The album itself, simply titled "Tracy 
Chapman," is an incredibly moving al- 
bum that speaks on a personal as well as 
a social level. 

The first song on the album, "Talkin' 
Bout A Revolution," is a powerful song 
embracing a musically mid-western feel. 
Its images of a silent unrest as felt by an 
angry nation of underprivileged people 
"wasting time in the unemployment 
lines" paints a looming picture of sudden 
change. 

"Fast Car," which this week holds its 
ground at #23 on Billboard's Album 



PHOTO CONTRIBUTED 

Chart, speaks of life as seen by someone 
who fights to accomplish the simplest of 
dreams but is met with only disappoint- 
ment. Its surprising rise in the pop in- 
dustry can be accredited to the fact that a 
new social consciousness is arising once 
again to question the governmental as 
well as social ties that bind and gag. 

Chapman also convincingly speaks on 
a more personal level with such songs as 
"For My Lover" and "Mountain O' 
Things." 

In the song "Baby, Can I Hold You," 
she successfully uses a sitar and electric 
violin to make this song the strongest 
piece musically and give it the simple, 
ethnic sound she is known for. 

An a capella piece called "Behind the 
Wall" emphasizes Chapman's vocal 
strength, but lacks the acoustic sound 
that has pushed her up the charts. 

Tracy Chapman is definitely one of the 
brightest up-and-coming artists to master 
the feeling of folk music. 

For those who do prosper in a world of 
hope and stability, this album can mean 
a musically moving and powerful in- 
vestment. For those who do not, this al- 
bum may mean something else. 



Lyons' theatre season opens 



By John R. Bush 

StqffWriter 

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse opens 
its 1988-89 theatre season with 
"The Musical Comedy Murders of 
1940," opening October 6, 1988. 
Also included in the season are 
productions of "Steel Magnolias," 
"Tartuffe," Escaped Image Dance 
Company's sixth annual concert, 
and "Death of a Salesman." 

"Musical; Comedy Murders of 
1940"~running October 6th, 7th, 
8th, 13th, 14th, and 15th at 8 p.m. 
and the 16th at 2 p.m.-has been 
described as "an ingenuous and 
wildly comic romp poking antic 
fun at the more ridiculous aspects 
of 'Show Biz' and the corny thrillers 
of Hollywood's heyday." 

The season's second production, 
scheduled to begin in time for 
Christmas, will be Natchitoches 
native Robert Harling's "Steel 
Magnolias." Currently running at 
New York's Lortel Theatre, "Steel 
Magnolias" is also being filmed in 
Natchitoches starring Dolly 
Parton, Shirley McClaine, and 
Sally Field. 

The play takes place in a small- 
town beauty parlor and involves a 
group of gossipy southern ladies. 

Scheduled production dates for 
"Steel Magnolias" are 8 p.m. on 
December 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, and 2 
p.m. on December 11. 



The first production of the spring 
semester will be Moliere's 
"Tartuffe," a classic French comedy. 
A play about religious hypocrisy, 
"Tartuffe" is about a fraudulent im- 
poster that takes up residence in the 
home of a wealthy citizen. 
Production dates are February 10, 
11, 16, 17, and 18 at 8 p.m. and on 
February 19 at 2 p.m. 

Centenary's Escaped Image Dance 
Company, under the direction of 
Ginger Folmer and Candace 
Earnest, will present its sixth an- 
nual concert on March 10 and 11 at 
8 p.m., and on March 12 at 2 p.m. 
This year's conceit will feature new 
and original choreography. 

Closing the academic theatre sea- 
son will be the classic American 
tragedy "Death of a Salesman" by 
Arthur Miller. "Death of a 
Salseman" is the story of a failing 
salesman's reexamination of his 
life. The play will run April 13th, 
14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd at 
8 p.m. and April 23d at 2 p.m. 

Season tickets for the 1988-89 
theatre season are available for $30 
at the playhouse box office. Regu- 
lar ticket prices are $10 for adults, 
$8 for senior citizens, and $5 for 
non- Centenary students. 

Reservations can be made by call- 
ing the playhouse box office prior 
to the production. 



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HIGH PROFILE: 



THE CONGLOMERATE. SEPTEMBER 8, 1988 15 



Brian Dulle: Skydiver 



By John R. Bush 

Staff Writer 



DULLE BIO 

Birthday: August 2, 1969 

Born: Memphis, Tennessee 

High School: Caddo Mag- 
net High of Shreveport 

Favorite Foods: Chinese 
& Mexican 

Favorite Drinks: Tequila 
Slammers & Liquid Co- 
caine 

Favorite Color: Green 

Favorite Song: Surfing 
with the Alien 

Favorite Book: Hunt for 
Red October by Tom 
Clancy 

Favorite Movie: Monty 
Python's "Search for the 
Holy Grail" 

Hobbies: Reading & Sky- 
diving 



"I remember taking off in the plane and 
watching the ground leave. I remember 
climbing out on the strut. I don't re- 
member letting go and I don't remember 
dropping from the plane. The next thing 
I know, I'm under my chute." That is 
how 19-year-old Brian Dulle describes 
his first skydiving venture. 

The Shreveport native was first intro- 
duced to skydiving in 1981 at age 12 by 
his father, psychology professor Mark 
Dulle. 

"I thought he was crazy, too," says 
Dulle of his father. "I watched him jump 
a while and finally said, 'I'd like to try.' I 
took a plane ride and changed my mind 
again." 

When he regained his courage, Dulle 
enrolled in a skydiving class. His first 
jump was three years ago at age 16. 



"I remember the guy in front of me 
stalled. He climbed out on the strut, 
where you hang until the jumpmaster 
says 'go.' The jumpmaster said 'go' three 
or four times." When his turn came, 
Dulle says, "I was ready." 

Dulle has completed some 125 jumps 
in the three years he has been skydiving. 
While the usual jump is at 9,000 feet, 
Dulle's highest was at 12,000 feet. 

"When we got to 9,000, my contact 
[lens] messed up. When I didn't jump, 
the pilot kept climbing. We were at 
12,000 when I got it fixed." 

Although his father jumps with Dulle 
when his schedule permits, Dulle says, 
"I usually go by myself." 

When asked what attracts him to sky- 
diving, Dulle immediately responds, 
"The exhilaration — there's nothing like 
it. The challenge — it's really not that 
easy. Just the plain fun of it" 

Dulle says he definitely plans to con- 
tinue skydiving as a hobby. He hopes 
later to do demos "like at a Tournament 
of Champions," but does not see a real 
future in skydiving. 

Dulle's father attempted to organize a 
skydiving club at Centenary, but 
encountered little student interest when 
time came to pay up. Dulle says, 
"When it came to putting down the 
bucks, they just weren't there." Dulle 
thinks a club is still a good idea and 
hopes to sec increased interest among 
Centenary students. 

Dulle usually jumps south of Bossier 
City in Taylortown, but has also jumped 
in Longvicw and Atlanta, Texas. 

Currently a sophomore biology major, 
Dulle quickly admits that his major 
could change as his career plans develop. 

He says he likes Centenary because 
"everyone's friendly" and "you get to 
know everybody — including professors — 
by name." 

Among his favorite professors, Dulle 
includes psychology professor Lewis 
Bettinger and biology professors Beth 
Leuck and Jan Greer. His favorite 
class to date has been physiological 
psychology. 

He agrees that his dad's human growth 
class was an interesting experience: "I 
didn't know what to call him." He readily 
agrees with other survivors of the class 
that the research paper was the worst part 
of the class. 

Besides classes, Dulle also works with 
the student activity board and is 




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Brian Dulle, so., rides the wild tempest at 10,000 feet. 



experiencing rush. He is also looking 
forward to trying out for this year's rifle 
team and getting involved with The 
Conglomerate. 

Although Shreveport is home to him~ 
he graduated from Shreveport's Caddo 
Magnet High School- Dulle was born in 
Memphis, Tennessee and has lived in 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Dulle explained that although his par- 
ents are good parents, they did not prac- 
tice all the things his father teaches in 
human growth. He says that his father 
did not get into psychology until after 
Dulle was born, but psychology let his 
parents know "what to expect" from him 
and his younger brother as they grew up. 

"There was no belt; there was no 
whip," Dulle says of his parents' chosen 
form of discipline. "They hit me where it 
hurt," which included "no TV, no going 
out." 



The only alternative 
The only alternative 
The only alternative 
The only alternative 
The only alternative 



"They didn't do any experiments on us 
(pause)... I don't think. I could be 
wrong," he adds with a chuckle. 

He credits his parents with being a 
major positive influence in his life. 
"They've let me kind of do my own life. 
They don't tic me down with rules. And I 
don't take advantage of that. I think that 
made me more responsible." 

When asked how he feels being away 
from home, Dulle says, "I like the inde- 
pendence and freedom. We've got proba- 
bly the best suite in Cline." He says his 
parents "leave me alone ... so far," al- 
though when he goes home "every once 
in a while" it is "still the same. They're 
just glad to see me." 

When asked to describe himself, Dulle 
says after a moment's hesitation, "I'm 
shy and insecure a little bit, but I'm 
working on that." 



FM91.3 



16 THE CONGLOMERATE. SEPTEMBER 8. 1988 




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AROUND CAMPUS 



ALPHA CHI There will be a 
dinner for Alpha Chi members on 
Sunday, Sept. 11 at Dr. Morgan's 
house. Members are asked to 
R.S.V.P. to Patty Roberts at 869- 
5254. 

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS 
WORKSHOP The Literacy 
Volunteers of America- Centenary 
Chapter will have two series of 
workshops to prepare tutors to 
teach non-reading adults. For 
more information contact the LV A 
office at 869-5079. 

MSM Centenary's Methodist 
Student Movement holds its 
meetings every Thursday in Kil- 
patrick Auditorium from 5 p.m. 
to 6:30 p.m. Steeple worship is 
every Wednesday at 10 p.m. in 
Brown Chapel. The programs in 
September include Dr. Charles 
Simmons, Get-to-Know-You Day 
and Dr. Cliff Dobson. 

PRESIDENT'S CONVOCA- 
TION Sept. 22 is the date of the 
President's Convocation. This 
year it will feature the installation 
of Dr. Earle Labor in the Wilson 
Chair of American Literature. It 
will be held in Brown Chapel at 
11a.m. CP Credit 

SENIOR TEST DATES Test 
dates for the GMAT, GRE and 

LSAT are as follows: Registration 
for the GMAT closes Sept. 12 for 
the Oct. 15 test and Dec. 26 for 
the Jan. 28 test. Registration for 
the GRE closes Oct. 31 for the 
Dec. 10 test; Dec. 27 for the Feb. 
4 test; March 1 for the April 8 test; 
and May 1 for the June 3 test. 
Registration for the LSAT closes 
Nov. 3 for the Dec. 3 test and Jan. 
12 for the Feb. litest. 

SPORTSWRITERS The Con- 
glomerate is looking for sports- 
writers. No experience is neces- 
sary, and you will be paid. For 
more information contact Gra- 
ham Baker, sports editor, at 869- 
5292 or 868-1965. 

TNT The non-traditional students 



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a Discovery Concert by the 
Shreveport Symphony in Hurley 
Auditorium. CP Credit 

HEROIC MEASURES Gover- 
nor Buddy Roemer joins the 
Shreveport Symphony in the 
dramatic "Lincoln Portrait" on 
Sat. Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. and Sunday 
Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. Inspiration for a 
new season and a new era. 

PHILIPPE BIANCONI CON- 
CERT Concert pianist Philippe 
Bianconi will be featured in a 
concert on Sept. 18 in Hurley 
Auditorium at 3 p.m. CP Credit 




Sunday, Sept. 11, Centenary students are invited to spend the 
day at one of "Louisiana's biggest, boldest, most beautiful theme 
parks — Water Town USA; a place of action and relaxation." 

Some of the amusements include the Bonzai, Big Bends, Tad 
Puddle, Trolley Ride, The Wave, Sip *N Surf, Adventure Pool, and 
the Cannon Ball. There are also places provided to play volley- 
ball, basketball and horseshoes. And for those of you who just 
like to lay out, there are lounge chairs. 

This time of fun is free to Centenary students from 12 noon to 7 
p.m., and if they bring a friend it is only $6. Added to that are 
music entertainment by Trout Fishing In America and KSCL DJs 
and free food from Subway Sandwiches. 

This activity is being sponsored by the Centenary Student Gov- 
ernment Association. For more information contact Jim McKel- 
lar, student activities director at 869-5266. 

Martha Stuckey 

Clipboard Editor 



THEATRE 



SHREVEPORT LITTLE THE- 
ATRE Starting Sept. 15 Shre- 
veport Little Theatre will be 
running the production of The 
Fantasticks. The show will run 
Sept. 15-17 and Sept. 22-24. All 
shows start at 8 p.m., and tickets 
are $10 for adults and $5 for 
students. 



MAMm 



have their first meeting on Sept. 
13 at 12 noon in the Centenary 
room of the Caf . This group is for 
returning, re-entering or new 
students who are 25 or older. 

WATER TOWN Sept. 11 is set 
aside at Water Town for Centen- 
ary students. The fun starts at 12 
noon and until 7 p.m. students will 
get free admission, free Subway 
sandwiches and a concert by Trout 
Fishing in America. 

YONCOPIN The Yoncopin still 
has positions open for anyone 
interested on being on the year- 
book staff this year. For more ^ 
information contact Cathy Smith 
at 869-5265. 



ART 



MEADOWS MUSEUM There 
will be a "20th Century Watercol- 
ors" exhibit at the museum from 
Sept. 1 1 to Oct. 30. CP Credit 

NORTON ART GALLERY "A 

Select View," an exhibition of 46 
American paintings, is on display 
at the Norton Art Gallery until 
Oct. 9. Museum hours are 1 p.m. 
to 5 p.m. daily except Monday, 
and admission is free. 



This year movies will be shown 
only on Wednesday, Saturday, 
and Sunday. All movies will be 
shown on the SUB stage at 9 p.m. 
unless otherwise noted. 

Sept. 7 Yellow Submarine 
Sept. 10 Let It Be 
Sept. 11 Pink Panther 
Sept. 14 Pink Panther Strikes 

Again 
Sept. 17 Pink Floyd The Wall 
Sept. 1 8 Some Like It Hot 
Sept. 21 Outsiders 
Sept. 24 Pee Wee's Big 

Adventure 
Sept. 25 Street Car Named 

Desire 
Sept. 28 Breakfast Club 



MUSIC 



DISCOVERY CONCERT On 

Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. there will be 



Clipboard is The Conglomerate's entertain- 
ment calendar and schedule of campus events. 
All submissions should be turned in or sent to the 
Postscripts Editor in the Conglomerate office on 
or before the Friday preceding publication. The 
address is P. O. Box 41 188, Centenary College, 
Shreveport, LA, 71 104. 

The list of Cultural Perspectives is not com- 
plete. Check signs posted on campus or with Dr. 
Bettinger for a complete list. 



I 



Editorial: Meal tickets 
depreciate... p. 6 






Sports: Volleyball team 
works for wins. . .p. 8 



Postscripts: The Revel 
comes to town... p. 13 




CONGLOMERATE 



Centenary College of Louisiana Vol. 83, No.2 



September 22, 1988 College Press Service" 



Senate plans year at retreat 



By Tricia Matthew 

Editor in Chief 

Comprised of heroes, music majors and 
a variety of fraternity and sorority mem- 
bers, this year's student senate officially 
kicked off the school year with its annual 
retreat at Wrenwood camp in Texarkana, 
Ark. 

Junior Janna Knight, SGA presi- 
dent, asked the question, "Why are we 
(the senate) here?" 

Sophomore senator "Mac Coffield 
described the senate as the leading prob- 
lem solver on campus. 

Other self-assigned roles and duties in- 
cluded the senate acting as a voice for the 
student body and as a liaison between the 
students and the administration. 

Senate members were described as lead- 
ers who are interested in the welfare of 
others and whose focus is on the entire 
student body. 

Knight also asked the four media heads 
to define the roles of the various media 
on campus. 

KSCL, as described by newly-appointed 
station manager sophomore David 
Fern, offers an alternative music source 
to the Centenary community. He also 
pointed out that the station gives stu- 
dents a chance to build their self-confi- 
dence. 

Samuel Lewis, a senior and editor 
of Pegasus literary magazine, hopes to 
make this year's Pegasus a true literary 
magazine. He says that the Pegasus 
magazines in the past were "not much to 
be proud of." 

The Conglomerate was described by 



sophomore Tricia Matthew, editor of 
the paper, as a service to the students to 
keep them informed about campus 
events. She also described the paper as a 
learning tool for students. 

Yoncopin editor, junior Cathy 
Smith, defined the yearbook as a buffer 
for the students. She also explained the 
Yoncopin 's goal to show the good side 
of Centenary. "I think that the Yoncopin 
should show you what makes you feel 
good about Centenary, "she added. 

After a dinner of hamburgers and a gi- 
ant cookie sent to the senate by Dr. Don 
Webb, president of the college, budget 
requests were given by forums chairman, 
senior Brian Leach, entertainment 
chairman, junior Bill Rickson, the 
senior class represented by Leach, and the 
four media heads. 

Brainstorming to improve the campus 
followed budget requests. 

Knight called the session a chance for 
the senate to "dream big." 

The first of six departments to be 
"improved upon" was Physical Plant. 
Some of the ideas that were brought up 
include better maintenance of the air- 
conditioning. It was pointed out that the 
temperature in Hamilton Hall is always 
well-regulated, while the dorms are either 
too hot or too cold. 

Other ideas included placing safety 
strips on all of the stairs on campus, 
maintaining large pieces of machinery, 
thoroughly cleaning the showers and 
bathrooms in Rotary Dorm, and moving 
the dumpster from the bottom of the hill 
in front of Hamilton Hall. 




PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 

Yoncopin editor Cathy Smith, jr., presents her budget proposal to the sente. 



Vice president Marc England, a se- 
nior, also requested that no more side- 
walks be added to the campus. 
An increase of student fees led the ideas 
when the senate scrutinized campus 
rules and policies. 

Other changes suggested by senate 
members are May Module, the amount 
of workers allotted to the Juke Box Cafe, 
open parking, extension of library and 
SUB hours, and the current location of 
the faculty lounge. 

The various committees on campus 
were the third group addressed by the 
senate. The senate hopes that a stronger 



link of communication will exist be- 
tween the two. 

The senate encouraged the media to 
keep growing, asked Lewis to get a Pe- 
gasus staff together soon and asked 
Matthew to include more coverage of in- 
tramural sports and the Greek system in 
The Conglomerate. 

A new meeting place and time, the new 
senate office and town meetings were all 
ideas the senate had to improve itself. 

The administration was the last facet of 
the college that the senate discussed. 
Scholarship increases, recruiting ac- 
countability for athletic coaches and a 
smoother registration system were some 
of the ideas brought up by senators. 



Tuition increases less than average 



By Shelly Thomas 

Staff Writer 

While Centenary tuition rose 8.7 per- 
cent this year, the College Board reported 
a national increase for four year private 
colleges of nine percent. In contrast, 
inflation, determined by consumer prices, 
rose four percent from last fall. 

According to the College Board, this is 
the eighth consecutive year this imbal- 
ance has occurred. 

Harold Bond, Centenary's business 
manager and comptroller, said, "Tuition 
has increased around eight percent for 
about the past three years." 

A member of the National Association 
of State Universities and Land-Grant 
Colleges, Bob Aaron, noted, "I can't 



project what costs will be. But I don't 
see anything on the horizon that will 
change anything." 

Mary Sue Rix, director of financial 
aid, stated, "We are all geared to the 
mind-set that it [tuition] will go up. ... 
Even the federal government expects it to 
go up." She demonstrated the latter 
statement by noting that Pell Grant al- 
lowances increased $100 this year and are 
scheduled to do so every year, according 
to the government's "five year plan." 

"There's a feeling out there among the 
electorate that college costs are going 
beyond their reach," stated Jennifer 
Afton, member of the Education Com- 
mission for the States. 

Sophomore Jon House said, "I knew 
that it [tuition] was going to go up, but 
I didn't know it was going to go up so 
much." 



"I have a sister who is a senior in high 
school, and with graduation expenses and 
a raise in tuition, it makes it hard," said 
senior Christy McDonald. 

Sophomore Laura Stuart noted that 
"It isn't hard yet, but if it keeps on 
increasing ... I can see problems in the 
future." 

According to the financial aid office, 
there seems to be a slight difference now. 
Rix stated, "People may be borrowing 
more to meet the cost of tuition." 

Rix has also slightly increased the 
number of students participating in the 
work study program by adding ten more 
students. 

"There are now more people who are 
eligible for federal aid on the program," 
she stated. She added that they have had 
"to lean toward students with greater 
need." 



The financial aid office is increasing the 
Alumni Scholarship to match the tu- 
ition, but is having to keep the other in- 
stitutional scholarships at their previous 
level. Rix notes that this is specified 
when a student accepts a scholarship. 

Although tuition increased 8.7 percent 
at Centenary this year, the total cost of 
attending school rose 5.4 percent for res- 
idents. 

This is due to the fact that tuition was 
raised from $4970 to $5400, while 
room, board and student fees remained 
the same. 

Bond stated, "We are conscious of the 
cost to attend an educational institution, 
and we do our best to help keep costs 
down." 



2 THE CONGLOMERATE. SEPTEMBER 22. 1988 




Correction 

The last issue of The Conglomerate 
stated that Centenary enrollment was 
expected to have dropped five percent 
for the fall semester. Overall 
enrollment at Centenary is up 1.6 
percent from last year's fall figures. 
Freshman enrollment is down. 



Muses plan second 
book bazaar 

The Friends of Centenary Book Bazaar 
will be Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24 
in Mall St. Vincent. 

The sale is sponsored by the Centenary 
Muses, and all proceeds benefit 
Centenary College students. Proceeds 
from last year's book bazaar were used by 
the student senate to renovate the SUB. 



Senate organizes 
new committees 

The student senate has set up a cafeteria 
committee to be composed of students 
who will evaluate the cafeteria. 

Students interested in participating 
should contact senior Marc England, 
senate vice president campus mail, box 
150. 



Phi Beta Lambda 
meets Thursdays 



Phi Beta Lambda, a national business 
fraternity, meets every Thursday, in 304 
Jackson Hall at 11:30 a.m. 

Anyone interested in business is invited 
to attend. For more information, call 
Julie Goodwin, 5304. 



SPAR offers new 
aerobics classes 

Shreveport Parks and Recreation 
(SPAR) is offering aerobic classes, 
Class are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 10 
a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and 
Friday. 

Participation in the class cost $30. For 
more information call SPAR at 226- 
6446. 



Throgmorton speaks 
at f Roundtable f 



Assistant professor of Sociology, Dr. 
David Throgmorton , will speak at 
the President's Roundtable Oct. 5 at 
12:25 p.m. 

The meeting will be in the South 
Dining Hall of Bynum Commons. 



ZTA and TKE get 
most members 

After this year's Rush activities, 26 
Rushees pledged Chi Omega, 27 pledged 
Zeta Tau Alpha, 14 pledged Kappa 
Alpha, 15 pledged Kappa Sigma, 6 
pledged Theta Chi, and 18 pledged Tau 
Kappa Epsilon. 



Sigma Tau Delta 
offers scholarships 

Sigma Tau Delta annually awards three 
scholarships of $1000 each, as well as 
writing awards given for outstanding 
work published in the Sigma Tau Delta 
journal. For more information and 
applications are available in Jackson Hall 
311. 



Athletic committee 
positions open 

The Intercollegiate Athletic Committee 
needs one male and one female who are 
not on a varsity athletic team to round 
out its committee. 

For more information, contact Marc 
England, campus mail, box 150. 



Handbell choir 
looking for ringers 



The Centenary Handbell Choir is 
looking for students who are interested in 
participating in its program 

Interested students can contact Mr. 
William Teague, professor of music 
at 869-5291. 



Phon-a-thon needs 
student workers 

Nancy Harner, director of annual 
giving, is looking for students interested 
in participating in a phon-a-thon 
benefitting the Great Teachers-Scholars 
Fund. Interested students can call 869- 
5112. 

Students will be paid $3.35 an hour 
Applications are available in Hamilton 
Hall Room 230. The application 
deadline is Sept. 27. 

Centenary to offer 
free courses 

The Senior Adult Education Program 
at Centenary is offering short courses for 
area residents 60 years or older. The six- 
week, non-credit courses are free. 

Registration begins Sept. 26 from 2 
p.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby of Hamilton 
Hall. For more information and course 
listings, call Kay Lee, director of se- 
nior adult education at.869-5115. 



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THE CONGLOMERATE SEPTEMBER 22. 1988 3 




Fewer students choose med school 



By James Sharpe 

Staff Writer 

"We want YOU." This soon might be 
what American medical schools will be 
saying, due to the decreasing enrollment. 

The American Medical Association said 
that medical school enrollments are at a 
ten year low and have been dropping 
consistently for the past six years. Ris- 
ing tuition fees, which seem to detract 
from the real glamor of pursuing a career 
in medicine, are thought to be a reason. 

Dr. Martern Kernis, vice dean of the 
University of Illinois College of 
Medicine, says, "Physicians are working 
right now in a challenging environment 
with all sorts of federal regulations being 
imposed; changing reimbursement poli- 
cies, huge increases in medical malprac- 
tice liability premiums, large increases 
in lawsuits, changes in the tax structure, 
et cetera." 



The number of applicants to medical 
school has dropped from 40,000 in 1978- 
79 to 28,000 in 1987. The decline shows 
fewer white males and more women and 
minorities are pursuing careers in 
medicine. 

Sheila Dick, a freshman who wants 
to be a pediatrician, says, "If I didn't 
think I could handle the pressures of the 
profession, I wouldn't waste four years of 
my life studying funny cells and organ- 
isms." 

Andrea Irwin, a freshman who wants 
to pursue a career in sports medicine 
said, "Women know what they want in 
today's world, and I intend to put the 
barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen 
stereotype to shame." 

Steven Springer says he intends to 
become a pathologist because "there's 
not quite as much risk involved as if ... I 
were a heart surgeon." 

Dr. Ed Leuck, chairman of the biol- 



ogy department at Centenary, says , "It's 
not quite as competitive as it used to be 
back when I was in school, due to the 
fact that fewer people desire to go to 
medical school." 

Leuck is in his eighth year at Cen- 
tenary and feels that most schools in 
general, including Centenary, are not 
putting out the top-notch premed stu- 
dents which they should be. 

"If I didn't think I could 
handle the pressures of 
the profession, I 
wouldn't waste four 
years of my life studying 
funny cells and 
organisms." 
-Sheila Dick 



He feels strongly about Centenary's 
premed program because he says, 
"Students tend to stick together and help 
each other understand the material." He 
cites that it's not the "cutthroat, dog eat 
dog" way it was a few years ago. 

Leuck says, "It's up to the individual. If 
they want to work, we will work them. 
The key though, is retention of the 
material. We'll provide the material, but 
it's up to them to learn it." 

Last Friday, Sept. 16, the faculty of the 
science department met to discuss what 
can be done to improve Centenary's pro- 
gram to prepare students for medical 
school. 

Editor's note: The results of the 
meeting held Friday, Sept. 16 will be 
reported in the Oct. 6 issue of the Con- 
glomerate. 



Turner touts value of college diploma 



By Mickey Parker 

Staff Writer 

News releases stating that employers 
are now favoring in-house training over 
hiring college graduates need not strike 
fear in the hearts of diligent students. 

If the posters over the cash register in 
fast food establishments announcing 
"Lucrative and exciting employment op- 
portunities for assistant manager 
trainees" are calling you to a more 
promising (and less grueling) form of 
education, or if you are one of these 
miserable souls fearing that the pot of 
gold at the end of the Centenary rainbow 
is just a $25,000 certificate without a 
resale value, then Career and Planning 
and Placement Officer Lee Anne 



Turner may have some encouraging 
news. 



"Hirings of employers 
that disregard a college 
education are limited to 
manual labor jobs that 
most graduates don't 
want anyway." 
-Lee Anne Turner 

Any student who fears job hunting, 
only has to be in the placement office 
five minutes before he finds himself 
gasping for air from under a pile of lists 



of companies that recruit on college 
campuses. 

He certainly would not have time to 
catch his breath before Tuner would cite 
success stories from the halls of Cente- 
nary. 

She cites examples of a major food re- 
tailer's recruiting effort on campus. 

If business majors are scoffing at the 
idea of being grocery store managers, 
look at the starting salary. 

Grocery store managers start at $24,000 
with a potential of $60,000 within five 
years. 

To students with majors that are not 
directly applicable, such as history and 
political science, Turner says that good 



jobs can be found with these majors 
"with hard work." 

Turner also adds that the article on the 
declining value of college degrees was 
"misleading." She believes that the hir- 
ing of employers that disregard a college 
education is limited to manual labor jobs 
that most graduates don't want anyway. 

So if students are worried that for four 
years of work and a $25,000 debt all that 
they will receive is an approximately 12" 
by 8" paper bearing Dr. Donald 
Webb's autograph, then these students 
can relax. 

The jobs are out there; it's just a matter 
of finding them. 



New manager plans improvements for KSCL 



By Anne Russ 

Staff Writer 

KSCL has a new station manager. 
David Fern, a sophomore from Baton 
Rouge, was chosen by the Communica- 
tions Committee after junior Cory 
Stansbury, the previously chosen 
manager, was unable to accept the ap- 
pointment for personal reasons. 

Fern was assistant station manager his 
freshman year. When asked what quali- 
fied him to run a radio station, Fern 
replied, " I think my main qualification 
is that I love the station. I want to see it 
do well." 

He predicts the station will, indeed, 
have a good year. Most of the executive 
board — comprised of the station man- 
ager, assistant station manager, musical 
director, program director and two music 
reviewers — have worked together in the 
past and "know what to expect" from 
each other. 

Fern would like to see the station ad- 
vertised around the community and hopes 
that the station will be more involved in 
the promotion of local bands. 



Fern hopes to build a better rela- 
tionship between the college and the sta- 
tion. He wants KSCL to be committed 
to a college radio station format. Al- 
ready, a more programmatic format has 
been implemented. 

The new station manager intends to 
have "more organizational continuity" at 
the station. Monthly events are to be 
planned for KSCL staff members to help 
build better working relationships at the 
station. 



"I think my main 
qualification is that I 
love the station. I want 
to see it do well." 
-David Fern 



Not only does Fern have the 
responsibility of station manager, he is 
active member of the Student Life 
Committee, the communications 
committee, the SGA, and Theta Chi 
Fraternity. 




PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 



KSCL station manager, David Fern, so, reviews record albums. 



4 THE CONGLOMERATE, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988 



CLEAR interns motivating students 



By John R. Bush 

Staff Writer 

The Center For Learning Enhancement 
And Research, Inc. (CLEAR) offers col- 
lege students the opportunity to tutor 
local school children in special problems 
the children face in school. 

Dr. Eddie Vetter, chairman of the 
sociology department, assures volunteer 
tutors that the children in the program 
are not mentally handicapped: "CLEAR 
concentrates on students who do not 
qualify for special education yet 
experience difficulties in learning." 

Most of the children suffer from short 
attention spans, hyperactivity and diffi- 
culties with specific subjects like math, 
science and reading. 

The object of CLEAR, according to 
Vetter, is to help the students with 
"school studies, self-confidence and self- 
esteem, and attitude toward school, 
learning, teachers, peers and parents." 

Although headed by Vetter , CLEAR is 
the brainchild of local pediatrician 
Harold B. Levy, author of Square 
Pegs, Round Holes, and is sponsored by 
the Kiwanis Clubs of Northwest 
Louisiana. 

Levy developed his idea for CLEAR 
while treating children now helped by the 
program. 

The Kiwanis Clubs, when presented 



with the idea, were eager to offer their 
support and agreed to sponsor the pro- 
ject 

Vetter proposed the idea of offering an 
internship to Centenary students to en- 
courage them to volunteer to tutor the 
children in the program. 

Vetter maintains that the college cam- 
pus location also benefits CLEAR. The 
students involved in the program are 
usually curious about college life and 
welcome the opportunity to visit a col- 
lege campus. 

Volunteer tutors give numerous reasons 
for taking the internship, including the 
need for academic credit hours. 

Senior sociology major Amy 
Boswell, a veteran of the program, 
claims that the idea of "working with 
elementary-aged students and helping 
them to learn" motivated her to get in- 
volved. 

Sophomore Andrea Baird said that 
seeing tutors and students visit the Juke- 
box Cafe together encouraged her to try 
the internship. 

Both Baird and Boswell recommend the 
internship for other people. Said 
Boswell, "It was personally rewarding 
because I feel that I helped [her student] 
in school and also as a friend." 

According to Baird, "Maybe the illiter- 
acy rate and the drop-out rate could be 
lowered with this program." 






PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 



Brady Blade, sr., tutors young student in CLEAR program. 



Turner urges students to start planning early 



By Tonia Norman 

Staff Writer 

A lot is happening in the Career Plan- 
ning and Placement Office. Students can 
plan possible careers, find a major, learn 
how to write a resume, talk to business 
recruiters and use new computer infor- 
mation software. 

Lee Anne Turner, director of career 
planning and placement, has published a 
brochure which describes all of the of- 
fice's services available to students. 

The brochure includes a year by year 
plan beginning in the freshman year for 
developing a major and later career re- 
search and decision-making. Turner en- 
courages students to start on career plans 
early saying, "Freshmen and sophomores 
need to come to the career planning of- 
fice now to get a head start on a career 
planning program." 

The new brochure, a long-range goal 
for this year, also offers more informa- 
tion about what the office does. 

Turner is also involved in the class- 
room, giving resume workshops and job 
search orientations to junior and senior 
classes. Turner hopes to soon give these 
workshops in lower level classes also. 
Resume and job search workshops are 
given weekly in the career planning and 
placement office. 

A resume book is a new addition to the 
office's resources. This book, a list of 
student resumes grouped by major, is 
sent out to different companies. Turner 
hopes that the book will publicize Cen- 
tenary's students and graduates in the 
business world. 

Turner has added new resume and career 
planning computer software to the office. 
The SigiPlus software helps students de- 
cide on a major, career goals and inter- 
ests, helps sort through occupations and 



provides information about careers. 

Other software teaches students how to 
write different types of resumes. This 
program takes 30 minutes to complete. 
The office also provides a program which 
suggests possible occupations from self- 
evaluation test results. 

The career planning and placement of- 
fice will hold its first Career Fair on 
Thursday, Oct. 6 in the SUB from 10 
a.m. to 3 p.m. Local employers will at- 
tend to talk to students about their fields 
of work, career opportunities and how 
corporations are set up for jobs and 
careers. Turner said, "The success and 
continuation of this Career Fair depend 
on student interest, involvement and 
feedback" 

If the Career Fair is successful, Turner 
hopes to increase the number of 
employers participating next year. She 
said that the Career Fair will benefit hu- 
manities and liberal arts majors as well 
as business majors because they will 
have the opportunity to find out what 
types of jobs are available and which 
jobs they would like to pursue. 

The career fair will also offer students 
an opportunity to talk to employers in a 
non-interview setting. 

The attire and atmosphere will be ca- 
sual and informal. Turner urges fresh- 
men and sophomores to attend: "It's 
more for them than for juniors and se- 
niors." 

The placement office maintains a part- 
time job list for students. Companies 
come in the fall and spring to recruit 
employees. Turner emphasized that many 
companies use this fall's recruiting to fill 
next year's openings. A recruitment 
schedule is available in the career office. 

The office helps interested students find 
summer and semester internships, which 
offer hands-on experience. "This experi- 



ence is the main means of making a dif- 
ference in getting hired for companies," 
Turner said. 

The objective of an internship is to ex- 
plore a career field to decide on a career. 
"An internship is a good way for 
humanities and liberal arts majors to get 
business and government experience, and 
it gives them an edge — a marketable 
experience," Turner said. 



"Freshmen and sopho- 
mores need to come to 
the career planning of- 
fice now to get a head 
start on a career plan- 
ning program." 
-Lee Anne Turner 



The career planning office can help 
students find an internship through career 
exploration, information interviews, 
sorting out choices to find possible in- 
ternship companies and searching for an 
internship. 

Internships are either academic or non- 
academic. 

In an academic internship, the student 
receives academic credit for the work. 
The internship must be approved by the 
department head, credits must be regis- 
tered as a course, and the student must 
write a paper or complete a project 

In a non-credit internship, the student is 
often paid and works part-time during a 
semester or in the summer. Usually, the 
intern works a total of 100-120 hours 
throughout the internship. An evaluation 
form is fil ed out by the employer at the 
end of the internship. 



Kim Novak, a senior business major 
with an economics minor, agrees that an 
internship is valuable. Novak worked 
this summer for two months for Em- 
bassy Suites Hotel in Baton Rouge. "I 
wanted to make sure I really would like 
the hotel business before I graduated. If I 
didn't like it, I could devote my energies 
somewhere else. But, I really loved it!," 
Novak said. 

Novak's internship involved a modified 
version of the company's management 
training program. Novak worked in every 
department of the hotel "to appreciate the 
people who work under you," she said. 
Novak even worked tending a bar, an ex- 
perience she fully enjoyed. 

Novak is pleased with her experiences 
this summer. "The experience was more 
important to me than being paid. I'll 
have my foot in the door and other peo- 
ple won't," Novak said. 

Novak gained valuable and marketable 
experience from her internship. "I worked 
with people, meeting their needs and de- 
mands. I even worked with computers 
and sales," she commented. Novak also 
gained interview experience with a real 
personnel officer. 

"I think everyone needs to take an in- 
ternship in college to help decide about 
and experience a career choice," she said. 

"The business was impressed that I put 
all that I could into doing a good job. 
That counts later on," she continued. 
Novak, who will graduate in May 1989, 
hopes to advance to the corporate level of 
the hospitality business and one day own 
her own hotel. 

The career planning and placement of- 
fice can help students search for intern- 
ships. For more information about in- 
ternships or about any of the services 
offered by the office, contact Lee Anne 
Turner in the office, SUB, 5042. 



THE CONGLOMERATE. SEPTEMBER 22. 1988 5 



SGA presents goals, revamps budget 



By Maggi Madden 

Managing Editor 

Putting an automatic teller machine on 
campus will continue to be the Student 
Senate's priority project 

In addition, SGA President Janna 
Knight, junior, announced three more 
priorities on the senate's project list at 
Tuesday's senate meeting. 

First, the senate wants an infirmary es- 
tablished on campus. A second project is 
moving the faculty lounge from the 
second floor of the SUB to another loca- 
tion. The senate's third goal is to obtain 
an increase in student fees for next year. 

The senate set these goals for the year 
at the annual SGA retreat last weekend. 
The senate also approved its budget for 
this year at the retreat, but re-evaluated 
the recently-approved budget in a closed 
session during Tuesday's meeting, 
proposing to increase the SGA's reserve 
fund by decreasing another account and to 
reallocate the campus media budgets. 

KSCL fall 
fundraiser 

By Tim Snell 

StaffWriter 

KSCL, the campus radio station, 
sponsored a fundraiser at Shooters' 
Saturday, Sept. 17. Several local bands 
performed for the benefit, including Bad 
Boys in Ballyhoo, The Under- 
ground and Red Sea Pedestrians. 

Contrary to many of the rumors circu- 
lating, the station is not in a large 
amount of debt 

The station is however, "$146 to $200 
dollars over budget," according to 
sophomore David Fern, KSCL station 
manager. The only reason the station is 
in debt at all, sophomore Jonathan 
Dagenhart explained, is because of 
"unforeseen insurance expenses." 



"It was a great success. 
We made a lot more 
money than expected." 
-Jonathan Dagenhart 



Some of the radio stations insurance 
expenses are normally picked up by the 
SGA. This year the SGA didn't pay the 
insurance costs, so KSCL was left with 
a fairly large unexpected expense. 

The money raised at Shooters' will be 
put into the KSCL's general fund which 
covers everything from maintenance to 
equipment improvements and new al- 
bums. 

Fern commented that some of the 
money made at Shooters' will be put 
into better equipment to prepare for the 
power boost the station has been work- 
ing towards for some time. 

And how close is the station to the 
long-awaited wattage boost? Don't look 
for it this year, but Dagenhart believes it 
to be a "pretty realistic goal for the near 
future." 

The station will most probably go to 
850 watts before finally being upgraded 
to 1000 watts to avoid the more strict 
FCC regulations. 



KSCL, the Yoncopin, Pegasus and The 
Conglomerate each receive a percentage 
of the SGA's portion of student fees to 
cover their operating expenses. At the 
retreat, the senate approved a budget giv- 
ing 17 percent of student fees to KSCL, 
27 percent to the Yoncopin, 4.5 percent 
to Pegasus and 18.75 percent to The 
Conglomerate. 

In the open portion of the meeting, 
sophomore Tricia Matthew, editor of 
The Conglomerate, said that the paper 
would have to cut back from 16 to 12 
pages under the approved budget and re- 
quested an increase to 20 percent of stu- 
dent fees. 

After a closed discussion, the senate re- 
opened the meeting and approved an 
amended budget. The new budget allo- 
cates 16.5 percent to KSCL, 26.75 per- 
cent to the Yoncopin, four percent to 
Pegasus and 20 percent to The Con- 
glomerate. 

In committee business, senior Marc 
England, vice president of the SGA, 



announced openings on two SGA com- 
mittees. 

The cjfeteria committee is a new com- 
mittee that the senate hopes will serve as 
a liaison between the senate, the student 
body and the cafeteria management in 
order to respond better to student ideas. 
Positions are available for male and fe- 
male students. 

The Inter-collegiate Athletics Commit- 
tee consists of one male and one female 
student who will work with the Varsity 
Athletic Committee on athletic policy, 
equipment, financial aid and other aspects 
of the varsity athlete's life. 

Both positions are open. The commit- 
tee is not new, but England said, "It has 
never been fully utilized." He also said, 
"We hope to get both of these commit- 
tees going next week." 

In other senate business, Staci Rice, 
elections chairman, will soon organize 
judicial board elections. The freshman 
male and sophomore male positions are 
vacant. 



In the Tuesday, Sept. 13 meeting, the 
senate appointed Rice as elections chair- 
man. She was formerly the acting 
chairman. 

Other senate positions recently filled 
are the freshman senator positions. The 
new senators are Tammy Huffman, 
Steve Jones and Jeanette Wood. 

The senate is considering creating a 
position for a newsletter editor. Knight 
hopes to start the newsletter to keep stu- 
dents informed of senate business and 
student activities. 

Also in the Sept. 13 meeting, The 
Non-Traditional Students organization 
submitted a constitution for approval to 
the senate. This is the first step in be- 
coming an official organization in the 
eyes of the college. The group is 
especially for students over 25. 

Dick Anders, dean of students, 
commented, "I think they have been do- 
ing a super job, and I support them." 





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6 THE CONGLOMERATE. SEPTEMBER 22. 1988 




The depreciation of 
the meal ticket 



Gone are the days when students could eat their fill of whatever 
appealed to them in ye old cafeteria. Gone are the good old prices in 
the Juke Box Cafe; where a bargain was really a bargain. 

In their continual desire to reach new technological heights, the 
cafeteria has implemented some unnecessary new policies that are 
hurting those that they serve. 

Take the wonderful new policy of punching meal tickets at the 
Juke Box Cafe. To their credit, it is wise not to allow students to use 
meal tickets between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., BUT...what about 
the rules that govern the usage of meal tickets? 

A student may use his meal ticket to purchase foods, but only 
certain items. Why? If a students wants to buy a coke with his meal 
ticket, why can't he. If Joe Student wants to buy a meal ticket worth 
of chips, which at times may seem more desirable than steak fingers 
or broccoli let him, isn't that why students are allowed to use their 
meal tickets in the cafe? Isn't supposed to be an alternative, kind of 
like KSCL, deviating from the humdrum meals served in Centenary's 
dining facility. 

Before a revolt takes place, take heart the cafeteria has a new and 
improved Ultra Bar! 

Ultra What! Bar? Surely you jest. There could never be a bar at 
Centenary. The phrase "ultra bar" conjures up images of fresh and 
exotic fruits, four or five different types of meat and all the salad you 
can eat. The cafeteria's newest renovation can be called anything but 
"Ultra." 

Posters all over the cafeteria announced that it was coming, 
anticipation reached an all time high, and then ... splat. It's bigger, 
it's prettier, but it's not better. More lettuce, more tomatos, more 
crackers, some fruit. What else could a student want? That is, of 
course, if the price and policy remain the same. 
They don't. 

Students aren't allowed to go through either line more than once, 
and each line cost the student a punch. 

What happened to the "Seconds Please" service students used to 
receive? 

The sign at the entrance does inform students that bigger helpings 
may be requested, but what if you change your mind? Wasn't the 
original idea supposed to include the wonderful option of seconds 
only when students wanted them rather than having them ask for 
more than they need and then deciding that their eyes were indeed 
bigger than their stomaches wasting vasts amounts of food? 

So now students give one punch for less food and once the line is 
left, it'll cost Joe Student another punch to eat in it again. 

Maybe the cafeteria needs to re-evaluate its newest policy. If the 
cafeteria is going to "charge" one punch for each line, why not go 
ahead and reinstate the "Seconds Please" policy? 

After all isn't the cafeteria's main goal to serve students? 
The Ultra Bar is a good start, but don't let a new idea ruin a good 
policy. 




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When the party is over 



Fewer Americans align themselves 
with political parties than ever before. 
According to Gallup polls, in 1937, 84 
percent of the American public actively 
aligned themselves with a political party. 
However, in the most recent presidential 
election (1984 — in case you forgot), 
only 71 percent of the public was com- 
mitted to a party platform. 



COLUMN 



fcj^, AN 



O' NEAL 



The percentage of independent voters 
doubled in less than fifty years. 

Why have people dropped their affilia- 
tion with political parties? Why have 
political parties lost their importance? 

Perhaps much of this decline is due to 
the fact that the two political parties in 
America are merging into each other. 
Each party is growing closer to the ide- 
ology of the other. 

Instead of a two party system, we often 
have a twin party system. It is like 
spotting the difference between two ac- 
tors in a Doublemint commercial — 
nearly impossible. 

The twin party system can most easily 
be seen in the South where Democrats 
suspiciously resemble Republicans. 

Senator Lloyd Bentsen of Texas 
leans toward the Republican side in 
almost every issue (Contras, SDI, taxes, 
gun-control, etc) except for civil rights. 
It is nice to know that someone in the 
South believes in racial equality. 

At this point the political parties in 
America are ill-defined. Often a legisla- 
tor's political ideology has little to do 
with his or her party affiliation. 
Another reason for the decline of the 
political party can be attributed to the 
formation of Political Action Commit- 
tees (PACs) in 1972. These special in- 
terest groups raise money in order to 
distribute it to candidates and legislation 
that supports their cause. 

PACs replaced political parties by act- 
ing as the liaison between the people and 
the government. Before 1972, parties 
were the most important link between 
voters and legislators, often traveling 
door to door or at least phone to phone. 

As citizens concerned with single is- 



sues banded together to raise money, 
support legislation and utilize sophisti- 
cated technology, the party was aban- 
doned 

Furthermore, PACs own the "power of 
the purse." Legislators running for office 
depend on their contributions for elec- 
tion. A PAC may contribute as much as 
$5,000 to a candidate's election fund. No 
longer is the party needed for funding of 
campaigns. 

Needless to say, if a candidate receives 
money from a group, he or she is quietly 
expected to vote in favor of the group's 
platform. A candidate is given money 
because the PAC believes the candidate 
will support its cause. If the candidate 
does not, renewal of funding is unlikely. 

In essence, the candidate is forced to 
vote by the PACs platform, not the 
party's platform. This of course destroys 
one of the main purposes of the political 
party. 

It seems that the American political 
party system needs restructuring, making 
it more democratic. I hesitate to do any- 
thing under the guise of democracy, but 
a multi-party system would offer voters 
a choice and transfer power from the elite 
special interest groups. 

If the system were open to more par- 
ties, the voters would have an option 
other than Pete and Repete. Not everyone 
agrees with the platforms of each party, 
yet they vote for one or the other because 
that is all there is. 

Of course, I am assuming that Ameri- 
cans do not enjoy freedom from choice. 

In order to transfer political power from 
PACs to new parties, we must set lower 
caps for campaign expenditures. Cur- 
rently, candidates spend millions on end- 
less campaigns. It is ridiculous that sin- 
gle interest groups throw millions into 
campaigns when it could be spent on 
programming. 

The campaigning period could be 
shortened to two months instead of two 
years. Thus less money would be needed. 

Of course in a multi party system, sin- 
gle issue parties will arise. The differ- 
ence, however, is that the parties will be 
controlled by all voters. PACs are con- 
trolled by an elite group of voters. 

Furthermore, legislators would not be 
swayed by these elite groups but by vot- 
ers who are members of political parties. 



THE CONGLOMERATE. SEPTEMBER 22, 1988 7 



'The lady and the tiger': election '88 



It is most unfortunate that our process 
in selecting our presidents is all too 
analogous to the uninformed decisions in 
the short story which shares its title with 
this lament. Like the prince who must 
ignorantly choose between a future of 
happiness or torturous death, American 
voters are underinformed concerning the 
consequences of their polling practices. 






GUEST COLUMNIST 



ilASON 

HUBBARD 



To put it simply, American voters have 
become accustomed to basing their most 
important political duty on slogans and 
schlock, instead of ideas and issues. 

This is not a condemnation of 
contemporary voters. We are the pathetic 
product of a long American political 
tradition of campaigning by rhetoric and 
symbols. The tragedy is the fact that the 
situations and conditions that incepted 
this tradition have been abrogated in the 
modern period, thus leaving the modern 
campaign a travesty. 

The substance and essence of political 
campaigns have remained suspiciously 
inert when compared to the strides 
attained by other aspects of American 
society. 

The classic campaign traditions have as 



their origins a country which was 
insurmountably expansive to the 
contemporary means of transportation 
and communication. Therefore, to 
achieve anything resembling effective 
campaigning, candidates early in our 
nation's history acquired indirect 
methods. 

Thus were born the tools of classical 
campaigning: campaign by proxy, the 
excessive use of slogans, regional 
sophistry, party identification and the 
choosing of vice-presidential candidates 
on the grounds of regionalism and not 
political expertise. 

There is, of course, a fly in the 
ointment. These indirect methods should 
have become passe' with the advent of 
modern forms of communication and 
transportation. The sad truth is that they 
have not In fact, telecommunication has 
done nothing but amplify the impact of 
these traditional forms of campaigning. 
It is old wine in new bottles. 

In the days before the iron horse or the 
Wright brothers' imagination united this 
land, candidates relied on their parties to 
do much of their campaigning in ther 
stead. It was the rule of the day to have 
many political picnics, barbeques and 
other forms of inspirational rallies. 

Since we have become immensely 
more sophisticated in the past two 
centuries, these mundane meetings have 



been superceded by the ever so posh five- 
hundred-dollar-a plate-suppers. While it 
is debatable which is intellectually and 
ideologically more stimulating, a good 
cock-fight or listening to Oliver North, 
the method is essentially the same. 

Party or any other form of easy 
identification has always been a tenet of 
our campaign tradition. Historically, this 
has meant an inordinately high number 
of re-elected incumbents, vice presidents 
who obtain the oval office and the 
election of military heroes to civilian 
offices. The underriding principle here is 
that each of these aforementioned persons 
have previously procured political 
personas. 

In our current election this type of 
party identification has broken down. 

While it is fairly irrefutable that Bush 
represents the right wing of the 
Republican party, it is doubtful that he 
can lay claim to the mantle of heir 
apparent to the Reagan Revolution. This 
is because most of those responsible for 
the revolution's successes have jumped 
from the ship of state during Reagan's 
two terms. 

Dukakis, on the other hand, has the 
herculean task of disassociating himself 
from the Democratic party without 
losing votes. This is because the Carter 
administration has, in fact, barred liberal 
Democrats from the White House for the 
forseeable future. 



So, Dukakis has taken great pains to 
present himself as a moderate post-liberal 
Democratic manager, who just by an 
accident of birth comes from the liberal 
northeast. To complicate matters further, 
he has chosen Bentsen, a relic of the 
conservative pre-liberal Solid South, as 
his vice president. 

Somehow I believe that a political 
version of the "three shells and find the 
pea" game is being perpetrated on the 
general public. The crucial and 
unanswered question is what species of 
Democrat is Dukakis. 

The task before the American voter is 
to wade through the preponderance of 
politics to get at the issue. This quest is 
hampered by both candidates predilection 
to run "stealth" campaigns, thus 
avoiding any discussion of the issues 
when the nation as a whole is viewing. 
It is also hampered by the printed media's 
love to expound on the drama of such 
forgone conclusions as the national 
convention or Quayle's personal history. 

Lastly the telecommunication media, 
who could be the great informer of the 
masses, is precluded from dealing with 
the issues of the campaign because no 
subject can be discussed in 45 seconds. 

Thus it is up to the individual voter to 
take the responsibility to inform himself 
on the substance of each candidate and 
the consequences of his electoral 
decision. 




Morning maintenance woes 

Dear Editor 

It is 8:00 in the morning, and I don't 
have a class until 9:00. Why are men 
using obnoxiously loud power tools in 
the courtyard of Cline Dorm? Interest- 
ingly enough, Cline Dorm seems to be 
the one place on campus that can hold an 
echo for over five minutes. 

Anytime of the year you'll most likely 
find that one of the two lobby doors in 
Cline is locked, awaiting repairs. 

Check out Cline lobby and see our new 
laundry room. It is great except for the 
fact that only one of the three dryers 
work. 



Oh yeah, I commend the school for 
furnishing us with a new guest bath- 
room. 

Pat Boiling 
Sophomore, Homer, La. 

'Seconds Please' strikes out 

Dear Editor 

Okay, so we're getting an Ultra Bar. 
That's great, but what is all this I hear 
about "no seconds?" 

New students and their parents at 
orientation this year received an 
informational pamphlet entitled 
"Centenary College Food Service." It 



includes a letter from Dottie Deaton, 
food service director and dietician, begin- 
ning: "The Centenary College Cafeteria 
would like to take this opportunity to 
introduce and welcome you to our cam- 
pus dining facility. We are trying our 
best to provide the best possible meals 
for our students. 'Seconds Please' is the 
name for our campus cafeteria. This 
concept is our way of providing you 
with maximum flexibility, quality and 
enjoyment in dining during the academic 
year." 

Wait a minute! What is going to hap- 
pen next week when I say, "Seconds, 
please?" "No, I'm sorry, baby. That's 
just our name — try Domino's." 

This has been one of the cafeteria's best 
qualities: if you like something, you can 




get more. Such legalistic restrictions 
will prove to be detrimental to the atti- 
tude of the cafeteria itself, current stu- 
dents and prospective students. 

One attempted explanation for the 
change of policy is the because of the 
drought. The Times reported on Sept. 13 
that U.S.D.A predicted "that consumer 
food prices will go up an average of three 
to five percent this year, with about one 
percent of the rise caused by drought." 

Okay, so prices went up a little. I 
would much rather that Hamilton Hall 
took care of that with its economic 
planning and wisdom than getting stingy 
on the service. 

Rick Seaton 

Senior, Shreveport, La. 



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THE CONGLOMERATE, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988 




Ladies struggle for wins 




Centenary second 
in TAAC 

The Gents compiled 112.5 points 
during the 1987-88 athletic season 
to finish in second place for the 
Jesse C. Fletcher All-Sports 
Award in the Trans America Athletic 
Conference. Georgia Southern was 
first with 150 points. 

Centenary's TAAC Western Divi- 
sion titles in soccer and baseball, 
combined with competitive show- 
ings in golf, tennis, basketball and 
cross-country to earn the runner-up 
position. 

Centenary won the championship 
in 1983-84, and last season was the 
best showing since. 

Basketball players 
honored 

Byron Steward, sophomore, 
has been selected Honorable 
Mention to Street & Smith's 
Basketball pre-season All-America 
Team. Steward was also voted pre- 
season All-Trans America Athletic 
Conference, while teammate Fred 
McNealey, senior, made the 
second team roster. 
The Gents are picked to finish fifth 
in the ten-team TAAC. 

Hurricane Gilbert 
postpones tourney 

The Centenary Gents' soccer 
schedule was interrupted last week- 
end by Hurricane Gilbert's threat in 
the Gulf of Mexico. 

The Gents, ranked tenth in pre- 
season, are led this year by senior 
Tommy Poole and junior Greg 
Woodbridge. Both have eight 
points this season, with three goals 
and two assists each. 

Gents Club meets 



A Gents Club Luncheon is sched- 
uled for Oct. 13 at 11:45 a.m. in the 
Centenary South Cafeteria. Texas 
A&M head basketball coach 
Shelby Metcalf will be the guest 
speaker. 

Texas A&M comes to Centenary 
November 25 to compete in the first 
round of the Century Cellunet 
Classic. 



By Graham Baker 

Sports Editor 



The Centenary Ladies volleyball team is 
off to a slow but strong start, according 
to head coach Tammy Cyr. 

Last weekend the Ladies opened the 
doors of the Gold Dome to four teams 
from surrounding schools to participate 
in the annual Centenary Invitational 
Volleyball Tournament. 

The Ladies' first opponent in the round- 
robbin tournament was East Texas 
Baptist U. Lady Tigers, both larger and 
numerically superior to the Ladies. The 
Lady Tigers handedly won the first game 
15-10, but were stopped by a determined 
Centenary defense in the second. 

The Ladies jumped out to a tremendous 
9-0 lead before losing momentum. 
Meanwhile, the Lady Tigers were 
settling into position to spring back 
with consistent handling skills to cut the 



lead 6-12. The Ladies pulled out a 15-13 
victory in the game. 
In the third game, the Ladies played but 
lost a game similiar to the second, 
scoring fast, freezing, then struggling to 
hand on. This time, the Lady Tigers got 
to the two-point margin first to win 17- 
15. 

"Our matches seem to be going the 
distance, but we can't seem to hang on," 
Cyr would later say. 

The Ladies' next opponent, Wiley 
College, had a more difficult time on the 
court. The Ladies once again jumped out 
to a huge lead, this one for eight points. 
Wiley threatened once, with a five point 
run, but the Ladies quickly responded 
with a couple of big plays and ended 
things, 15-12. 

Later, in increasingly typical fashion, 
the Ladies jumped to a 10-1 lead before 
cooling down to allow seven consecutive 
points against them. Once again, with 
the help of All -Tournament players 



Martha Nash and Rachel Gwinn, 

the Ladies rallied to win easily, 15-8. 

"We were hot-cold today. We just have 
to concentrate," said freshman Shannon 
Ross. 

Monday, the Ladies travelled to 
Marshall, Tx. to meet Mary Hardin- 
Simmons and ETBU. Hardin-Simmons 
defeated the Ladies, but ETBU did not get 
away from the Ladies as they had three 
days earlier. Centenary won easily 15-5 
and 15-6. 

"It was a great win for us. We were so 
excited we forgot our volleyballs there," 
laughed Cyr. 

"We're pretty much progressing 
steadily. We never got frustrated 
(Monday)," she said. 
The Ladies can't afford to get frustrated 
at this point. With a 3-7 record so far, 
the Ladies will have to play a lot of 
catch-up to attain the .500 record they 
will need earn a spot in the district 
playoffs. 



Gents baseball in full swing 



Clint Land 

Sports Writer 

Centenary Gents baseball is once again 
in the air. The Gents, who are 
supporting a veteran team along with a 
cast of freshman and junior college 
transfers, have started their fall season 
exhibition games in impressive form. 

The Gents, winners of the 1987 TAAC 
Western Division Championship, 
brought their 1-1 record home last Friday 
to face Panola Junior College. 

Juniors Corbit Cockrum and Doug 



Barrington and senior Easy 
Brigman, along with freshmen Lance 
Laverdier and Chris Hunt and 
transfer Todd Wilson, helped the 
Gents coast to victory in the first game 
of the doubleheader 8-1. 

Although the Gentlemen dropped the 
nightcap 6-3, the first game was sweet 
with the smell of success. The 
drumming began early in the first inning 
when junior Shawn McKennon 
singled in Laverdier. Junior Beau 
Broussard followed with a quick RBI 
single. 




CONGLOMERATE FILE PHOTO 

Baseball Coach Andy Watson watches as the Gents fight their opponents for a win 
J against Panola Junior College. 



The first inning proved to be more thau 
the Ponies could stand when Brigman 
uncoiled for a three-run blast to left 
center field. 



"Our team should play as 
good or possibly even 
better than last years 
They don't play like 
freshmen." 
-Easy Brigman 



With the score at 5-0, the unrelenting 
Gents got the run calendar going for a 
second time. After Broussard was hit by 
a pitch, sophomore Jim Lee was 
inserted to run just in time to trot around 
the bases to the tune of Wilson's two-run 
homer. This put the Gents at 7-0. 

The Gents defense picked up the slack 
in the fifth, as junior Steven Booras 
picked one off at third, followed by 
Brigman shutting down an attempted 
steal at second. A fly ball to center and it 
was, for all practical purposes, over for 
the visiting Ponies. 

Sean Koeppen, the starting pitcher, 
gave up one hit, striking out only one in 
two innings. 

In the second game the Ponies hit the 
Gents' pitcher hard. Sophomore Robert 
Lozano was touched for a three-run 
home run in the first inning. Junior 
Byron Copeland allowed three more 
runs in the second, before Centenary 
tightened up to allow no more runs on 
the day, due to the pitching of Broussard 
and freshman Randy 'Roy' Hobbs. 

"Our team this year should be as good 
or possibly even better than last years," 
said Brigman, who was 3 for 7 with one 
home run for the day. "They don't play 
like freshmen," he added. "They all seem 
to have their heads in the game." 



THE CONGLOMERATE, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988 



Gents return veterans 



3y Scott Wallace 

Staff Writer 

The defending TAAC Western Division 
Champion Centenary Gents opened then- 
fall baseball season last Friday, starting a 
long climb that will hopefully lead them 
back to contention for an NCAA bid in 
the spring. 

The Gents finished a strong 30-20 last 
season and went 11-5 in conference ac- 
tion to capture first place and the home 
bid for the TAAC tournament, only to 
finish fourth overall. 

The Gents return four starters, four 
pitchers and nine lettermen from last 
year. 

Leading the way will be senior catcher 
Easy Brigman (.294 avg., 4 HR, 20 
RBI in 1988 spring season), junior des- 

gnated hitter/first baseman Beau 
Broussard (.290, 8 HR, 35 RBI), ju- 
lior second baseman Doug Bar- 
rington (.282, 6 HR, 30 RBI), and ju- 
lior third baseman/shortstop Steven 
Booras (.270, 1 HR, 15 RBI). 



Gone from a year ago, however, are the 
team's top statistical leaders. The Gents 
must replace outfielders Billy Mur- 
phy, who batted .390 and drove home 
40 RBIs, and Baltimore Oriole draftee 
Roy Gilbert. Also lost is the team's 
home run and RBI leader from a year 
ago, first baseman Robbie Kemper, 
who also boasted a healthy .339 batting 
average. 

The pitching staff, despite the loss of 
nine-win starter Brian Tarbet, still re- 
tains the services of four veterans. An- 
choring the staff will be sophomore 
Robert Lozano (4-3, 3.91) and junior 
Byron Copeland (3-1, 7.45). 

Top newcomers include first base- 
man/outfielder Bill Ostermeyer, in- 
fielder/outfielder Todd Wilson, and 
pitchers Jim Bazar, Dominic 
Konieczki, and Randy Hobbs. 

The fall season consists of seven 
games. The Gents play Louisiana Col- 
lege on the road Saturday and return 
home September 30 for a date with 
Louisiana College. 




Super Derby coming soon 



By Michael Rothrock 

Special to The Conglomerate 



The 9th annual Super Derby will be 
run at Louisiana Downs this Sunday, at- 
tracting national attention to the 
Shreveport/Bossier area. The Super 
Derby is a Grade 1 Stakes race for 3 year 
olds. 

There is one reason that this race differs 
from the standard stakes race. Actually, 
one million reasons — dollars, that is. 
The purse for this race is a cool 
$1,000,000, and this kind of money is 
attracting all kinds of horses. 

Horses like Seeking The Gold, second 
to Forty Niner in the Travers Stakes at 
Saratoga. And Private Terms, the 
underrated favorite in the Kentucky 
Derby. 

In fact, last year's winner of the Super 
Derby, Alysheba, was good enough to 
win two legs of the Triple Crown. 

Of course, with horses of this caliber 
come jockeys like Pat Day, who in 
1987 was ranked second in the nation 
with 391 wins. And Bill Shoemaker, 
considered the sport's greatest jockey, 
with more than 8,700 lifetime wins and 



earnings of more than $117,790,339. 
Bill Shoemaker is a living legend in the 
horse racing word at the age of 57. 




Not all of the excitement is happen- 
ing out at the track. The Bossier Racquet 
Club will host the Super Derby Tennis 
Classic and the Super Derby Racquet 
Ball Tournament September 16-18. The 
Huntington Golf Course will host the 
Super Derby Golf Classic on September 
17 and 18. An assortment of other events 
can be found in the official Derby 
program. 

The entire Shreveport Bossier area is 
expecting an exciting weekend, along 
with racing stars, big bettors and lots of 
revenue. 




EXTRA POINT 



GRAHAMBAKER 



Advertising addictions 

Some friendly folks at NASA, probably the same ones that blow up space 
shuttles, screwed up again. It was a shameful thing to see, somebody got itchy 
at the rocket factory after getting saved and predicted the end of the world for last 
week. You can bet Oral Roberts and the rest of the pulpit stooges are happy; 
the Almighty's homecoming didn't cut into their profits. 

Meanwhile, closer to home, things got a little itchy as well. 

Itchy, hell, more like a runaway epidemic of brain syphilis, jock itch of the 
cranial cavity. 

Originally, the plan was to print a scoreboard in the sports section to report to 
the students results of Centenary games played out of town, and I needed a 
sponsor to pay for it. Alcoholic beverage companies were prime targets, noting 
their promotion of sports. 

The Conglomerate was not sure of an official policy on alcohol advertisement, 
so they asked yours truly to get some answers. I agreed only after much arguing 
over my expense account, five bucks for smokes and beer, twenty-five thousand 
for mental anguish. 

"Leave your body and soul at the door." - Oingo Boingo 

Abandon all hope, ye who enter. Climbing the stairs of Hamilton, I was re- 
minded of the Eagles' "Hotel California:" and up ahead in the distance was a 
shimmering light 

Don Webb, the president of the college, is also a philosopher in his spare 
time, wrestling with such moral dilemmas as whether students should drink, 
and other policies good for the students. His chambers are not the place to be on 
Thursday morning with a monster case of six-pack flu. It's like pulling a tooth 
while watching "Hee-Haw" re-runs, an orgy of pain in the lowest degree. 

We were sitting in front of a large bay window overlooking Centenary, where 
Dr. Webb could watch over the squirrels at play, a model for our own commu- 
nity. He didn't waste much time telling me how well prepared he had come for 
our interview, pointing to a thick folder, along with a student handbook and a 
copy of the paper. I glanced at the copy of The Conglomerate's All- American 
newspaper award on his wall, and we got down to business. 

On the topic of our meeting, he let it be known early that he was very sorry 
that "that was what this is about." 

To hear Webb explain it, alcohol is an addictive drug that is permeating and 
fouling the Centenary ethos, and that neither he nor I should endorse its use. 
Never mind that we both drink, as he told me that he imbibes "only when ut- 
terly essential." I know what you're thinking but I was afraid to ask. Those staff 
teas must be awful. 

According to him, we are here to learn, and that we should broaden our minds 
and be more 'humane.' For someone who does so much good for the finances of 
the college, it was embarrassing to here him whine about alcohol versus hu- 
manity. I feel very humane after a good Scotch or five. 

There are those who do not feel abortion is humane, yet we advertise a local 
abortion clinic. That does not mean the paper endorses them, nor the editor or 
the student body or the college. But in broadening our minds, in learning and 
growing, perhaps it makes sense that we do not close our minds to a particular 
view. 

Even students vehemently opposed to alcohol and its use would be foolish to 
complain. Ads simply and efficiently allow readers to see what's available and 
to make a choice. One would be a lunatic to argue that its a violation of one's 
rights to see a Thrifty Liquor ad. 

Yet, because the United Methodist Church, which carries quite a bit of clout 
on the campus, isn't really big on getting loaded on a school night, and most of 
the faculty agrees, Communications Committee policy abides, and policy does 
not allow student media to sell liquor ads. 

Perhaps Centenary's motto, "Labor Omnia Vincit," should be changed to 
"Timor et ignorantia" or roughly, "Fear and Ignorance." The general attitude is 
that students aren't responsible adults and might get offended or drunk or both 
after seeing a liquor ad. 

"It's (selling liquor ads) like littering. Why do it?" Webb asked. 

No, Dr. Webb. Why not! A private school's students are entitled to the same 
rights as a public institution's students. There is no viable reason to infringe 
upon the students' constitutional rights of expression and choice, not to men- 
tion press. Those same rights were given to us by the framers of the Constitu- 
tion, several of them brewers. Sam Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and 
George Washington all concocted their own ale, and they weren't exactly 
uneducated jerks. 

I left Webb's office disappointed but not disillusioned. Students, by not 
getting involved, are allowing this kind of assinine policy to continue. Perhaps 
life is more simple when people let someone else make decisions for them. Just 
ask anyone from the Soviet Union or Nazi Germany. 

Stepping into a refreshingly bright sunlight, I put on my shades and lit a 
smoke. A quick peek through the Shreveport Journal revealed an ad from The 
Liquor Mart. I brought home a twelve-pack and sat down to study. 



10 THE CONGLOMERATE, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988 



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Sept. 


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Mon. 


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Choir vs8X(B) 
CSCC vs TKE(B) 


Sept. 


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Tue. 


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BAD vs TKE(A) 
KZvs8X(A) 


Sept. 


21 


Wed. 


Choir vsSB(W) 
KA vs 0X(A) 


Sept. 


22 


Thurs. 


CSCC vs KA(B) 
KI(A) vs TKE(A) 
KI(B) vs TKE(B) 


Sept. 


25 


Sun. 


KA(A) vs TKE(A) 
BAD vs KX(A) 
KA(B) vs 9X(B) 


Sept. 


26 


Mon. 


Choir vs ZTA(W) 
0X vs TKE(A) 
Choir vsKI(B) 


Sept. 


27 


Tue. 


Xfl vs SB(W) 
CSCC vs 6X(B) 



1:00 


Sept. 


27 


Tue. 


KI(A) vs 6X(A) 


2:00 


Sept. 


28 


Wed. 


TKE(A) vs 6X(A) 


3:00 








BAD vs KA(A) 


4:00 


Sept. 


29 


Thurs. 


Choir vs CSCC(B) 


4:00 








CSCC vs ZTA(W) 


5:00 








KA(A) vs TKE(A) 


6:00 


Oct. 


2 


Sun. 


KI(B) vs 0X(B) 


4:00 








KA(B) vs TKE(B) 


5:00 








BAD vs TKE(A) 


6:00 








KA(A) vs 9X(A) 


4:00 


Oct. 


3 


Mon. 


Choir vs CSCC(W) 


5:00 








KIvsTKE(A) 


4:00 








BAD vs KA(A) 


5:00 


Oct. 


4 


Tue. 


XQ vs CSCC(W) 


6:00 








BAD vs KZ(A) 


1:00 








Choir vs TKE(B) 


2:00 


Oct. 


5 


Wed. 


SB vs ZTA(W) 


3:00 








TKE(B) vs 8X(B) 


4:00 








BAD vs 6X(A) 


5:00 


Oct. 


6 


Thurs. 


Xil vs Choir(W) 


6:00 








CSCC vs KI(B) 


4:00 








KA(A) vs KX(A) 


5:00 











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Art caters to manv tastes 



By Maureen Tobin 

Postscripts Editor 

Art yields to all tastes. No matter what 
your taste in art might be, you are in for 
a treat. 

The three exhibitions at the Turner Art 
Center and the Meadows Museum are 
worthy enough to inspire even the least 
artistically inclined. Who says it is 
ignorant to declare, "I don't know art, but 
I know what I like"? 

Each of us has a different definition and 
interpretation of the word "art." Whatever 
your interpretation may be, one of the 
shows concurs with it. 



Ortego has captured the 
spirit of woman in the 
different media. 
"Dreamer," in bronze, 
embodies the restless 
passion in woman. 
"Angelique," a charcoal 
drawing, portrays 
woman as subtle beauty. 



At Turner Art Center, Gerald Ortego 
is displaying a collection of his sculp- 
tures, prints and drawings. 

Ortego has captured the spirit of 
woman in the different media. His bronze 
sculptures include "Shima," "Dreamer" 



and "Sibyl." "Dreamer" embodies the 
restless passion in woman. 

The other sculptures, "Views," "The 
Source" and "Phoenix" are of aluminum. 
Of the drawings and prints, " Angelique" 
is the most lovely to see. The charcoal 
drawing portrays woman as subtle 
beauty. 

The remaining drawings and prints in- 
clude "Portrait of Dale Rayburn," "Elee 
(Old Indian Woman)," "Dark Studio," 
"Crystal," "Sleeper," "Through the 
Arch," "Back View," "Cubesque," "Self- 
Portrait," "Jill," "Carmelina," "Dawn," 
"Red Torso," "White Torso" and "Out of 
the Dark." 

The exhibition began Aug. 27 and will 
run through Sept. 30. Ortega's works are 
breath-taking and should not go un- 
heeded. CP credit is available. 

On Oct. 1, a exhibit of Charles 
Moore's oils on paper will open at 
Turner Art Center . 

Moore is an art history professor at 
Louisiana State University in Shreve- 
port. Sophomore Tim Miler's blues 
band will perform for the grand opening. 

Meadows Museum is showing two di- 
verse exhibitions, featuring watercolors 
and handmade paper exhibits. The 
Shreveport Art Guild, Mr. and Mrs. 
Norman Kinsey, The Boots Company 
and Transco Energy Company of Hous- 
ton are sponsoring the two shows, which 
opened on Sept. 1 1 and will remain on 
display through Oct. 30- 1988. 







PHOTO CONTRIBUTED 



"The Approach Night River' by John Babcock is on display in Meadows Museum. 



PHOTO CONTRIBUTED 

"20th Century Watercolors" includes Boyd's "Shanghai Express." 



Martha Terrill, art curator for the 
permanent art collection of Transco En- 
ergy Company in Houston, delivered an 
illustrated lecture on American watercol- 
ors during the opening program on Sept. 
11. 

"Yoshiko the Papermaker," the film 
shown after Ten-ill's lecture, documents 
the life of a young Japanese girl through 
her apprenticeship with the master pa- 
permakers. 

The exhibition "20th Century Water- 
colors" illustrates the idea that the rule in 
watercolor is that there are no rules. Wa- 
tercolor, which migrated from Europe 
and became popular in America around 
the 1850s, was at first not considered a 
major medium with a right or wrong 
methodology. 

This freedom from rules allowed both 
serious and amateur artists to add, mix, 
subtract and distill European methods and 
concepts to develop a style that is un- 
mistakably American. 

The American trend since 1917, dis- 
played in 35 watercolors, is a more 
spontaneous application of paint than 
that used by Europeans. American 
watercolor varies from the "wet" ap- 
proach to hard edge through the work of 
such artists as Charles Burchfield 
and Rutherford Boyd. 

The exhibit "The Cutting Edge: New 
Direction In Handmade Paper" features 
the work of twelve living American 
artists skilled in this expressive, con- 
temporary medium. "Handmade Paper- 
making," an eight-minute video available 
throughout the exhibition, will acquaint 



viewers with the basics of the 
papermaking process as well as the vo- 
cabulary and techniques important to ap- 
preciating this unique form of art. 

The belief prevails that the first paper 
was made in China in 105 B.C. by a 
man who intended to recycle. Not want- 
ing to throw away small scraps of silk — 
then used for writing — he collected the 
pieces, macerated them into fiber parti- 
cles, mixed them with water and poured 
the substance onto a bamboo screen to 
dry and form into a sheet of material. 

Today, the papermaking process is vir- 
tually the same despite all the mechani- 
cal advances. However, papermaking has 
become a popular process-oriented activ- 
ity for artists in America within the last 
few decades. 

Focusing on the extraordinary results of 
working in the medium of paper this 
decade, "The Cutting Edge" features 36 
works in free casting, collage, layering, 
assembly and installation. 

The Shreveport Art Guild sponsors the 
exhibit from the Kalamazoo Institute of 
Arts, supported by a grant from the 
Louisiana State Arts Council, the Na- 
tional Endowment for the Arts and The 
Boots Company. 

Both exhibitions, as well as the Mead- 
ows Museum's permanent collection of 
painting and drawings by artist Jean 
Despujols, may be viewed from 1 
p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday 
and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 
Sunday . There is no admission charge. 
CP credit is available. 



12 THE CONGLOMERATE, SEPTEMBER 22. 1988 



Wealth of music for fall 



In case you haven't noticed, the music 
scene in Shreveport has exploded with a 
wealth of new talent, both local and im- 
ported 

With the return of Shooters' to the 
Centenary area, the traditional treks for 
$4 pitchers and good company have be- 
gun once again. The dark cozy atmo- 
sphere, interrupted by the occasional 
college table-dancer screaming a tortured 
version of "Why Don't We Get Drunk 
And Screw," has been replaced with a 
dark and spacious feel. The same girl is 
there. 




MUSIC REVIEW 



MARTINA I. 
MOORE 



If you've been studying (I think that's 
what they still call it...) and have missed 
the past three weeks at Shooters', you've 
missed a lot. Bands from Austin, Tex., 
Richmond, Va., and other exotic areas 
have graced the stage and filled the bar. 

Local groups such as The Under- 
ground and more well-known names, 
such as A Picture Made and The 
Cashmere Jungle Lords, have come 
and gone, but there's still time to make 
up for your absences. 

You may have missed the last perfor- 
mance of Behind The Lines, Sept. 



10 or The Harsh Realities this 
summer, but with the passing of this era 
so begins a new birth of exciting music. 

Saturday, Sept 17 marked the return of 
the long-awaited KSCL benefit. For one 
low price, patrons were treated to three 
great bands and unlimited fun. 

Tonight Government Cheese will 
be playing Shreveport after a long ab- 
sence from the area. Their original mid- 
western sound is guaranteed to please 
even the "ficklest" of crowds. 

The Extreme will be playing on 
Sept. 23, bringing to Shooter's their 
covers of many popular, danceable hits. 
The Cut will play on Sept. 24, fol- 
lowed by The Reign on Sept. 29. 

Sept. 30 marks the return of The Un- 
derground to their typically large audi- 
ences. 

October will also bring with it a wealth 
of music and nightly specials at 
Shooters'. As a tradition, every Monday 
is $3 pitcher night. Tuesday nights are 
reserved as "Ladies Night" (my personal 
favorite), and Wednesday offers $1 long- 
neck beers. 

What more could you ask for? 

Well, the largely Centenary clientele 
makes Shooter's a common meeting 
place for a very diverse crowd of people. 
Unlike other clubs in the area, Shooters' 
offers a comfortable atmosphere to un- 
wind after a hard week of classes. 



Symphony for students 



By Tim Snell 

Staff Writer 

The Shreveport Symphony is 
offering new, less expensive ticket 
packages and expanding its list of 
artists and works for the 1988-89 
"Discovery Series." The series opened 
Sept. 15 at Centenary's Hurley Audi- 
torium, 

Purchasing season tickets now will 
allow ticket-holders to receive free 
tickets to other performances. The 
symphony's Masterworks Series and 
"The Nutcracker" are some perfor- 
mances included for free with the 
purchase of season tickets. 

Also, the symphony is making 
"Anytime Tickets" available for the 
Discovery Series. These "Anytime 
Tickets," which are available 
throughout the series, come in a 
booklet with five tickets plus a 
bonus ticket coupon. The tickets in 
the booklet are good for any or all 
shows in the Discovery Series. 

Ticket-holders may use the 
"Anytime Tickets" one at a time or 
several for one show. This way the 
tickets will not be wasted if you miss 
a particular show. 

The next Shreveport Symphony 
concert will be Nov. 10. The sym- 
phony's Premier String Quartet will 
perform in the Frost Chapel of First 
Baptist Church of Shreveport. A 
number of new Quartet members will 
be performing at this concert. 

Jan. 19, 1989, will be the 
symphony's third concert. The per- 
formance will be at the All Souls 



Unitarian Universalis* Church. This 
performance will include works by 
Haydn, Prokofiev and Copland. 

A number of Centenary faculty 
members will play a part in the 
symphony's fourth performance, 
which will be Feb. 16. Faculty 
members Constance Carroll, pi- 
anist, Gale Odom, soprano, and 
Horace English, baritone, will 
join the Shreveport Symphony to 
augment the winter conference of the 
South Central Society of Eighteenth- 
Century Studies. 

The program will include a Mozart 
piano concerto and a semi-staged per- 
formance of "La Serva Padrona," 
Pergolesi's comic opera. 

The last performance in the series 
will be Christopher Gluck's opera, 
"Orpheus and Euridice." This adapta- 
tion of the classical Greek drama will 
be performed at the Strand Theatre on 
April 29. 

Tickets bought separately for indi- 
vidual concerts are $8 at the regular 
price, $4 with the student discount. 
The booklet of five "Anytime Tick- 
ets" is $30 at regular prices and $15 
with student discounts. 

"Anytime Ticket" booklets will be 
available at each performance in the 
Discovery Series. Both individual 
tickets and "Anytime Ticket" book- 
lets are available at the Symphony 
House, located at 2803 Woodlawn, 
during business hours. Tickets may 
also be ordered by phone at 869- 
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Revel 13 comes to town 



\y Erica Johnson 

Staff Writer 



Revel the Thirteenth is coming soon to 
ill who join in the festivities October 1- 

This is the thirteenth year the Red 
iver Revel Arts Festival will roll onto 
! jhe Shreveport riverfront to entertain 

y~ people of all ages from the Ark-La-Tex. 
' y ^J his admission-free event draws well 
^i^Jver 350,000 people of all ages to 
^^Kample all types of art, music and 
^^^^abulous food. 

Kip Holloway, executive director of 

oen,hoie ^ e Re( * R i ver R ^vel, expects Revel the 

ukejou (Thirteenth to be "spectacular." He 

emphasized that the four stages this year 

will host a variety of old and new talent, 

including some returning favorites. 

Irma Thomas will dazzle the crowds 

on the main stage opening night. 

Country/rock singer Eddie Raven, 
nominated Country and Western Male 
Vocalist of the Year, will grace the main 
stage again this year at 8 p.m. on Oct. 

Visually speaking, the Revel has just 
what you're looking for. 

Seventy-six artists' booths will make 
up the something-for-everyone potpourri 
of visual arts at this year's festival. 
Ninety-six artists from across the 
country will display and sell a large 
variety of artwork during the Revel's 
eight days. 





PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 



Centenary's Escaped Images performs at Revel the Thirteenth October 1-8. 



Holloway is especially excited about 
hosting Jose Vives-Atsara. Origi- 
nally from Spain and now residing in 
San Antonio, Vives-Atsara is an 
internationally prominent artist who 
specializes exclusively in oil painting. 

Non-profit organizations operate the 
food booths and utilize the money made 
at the festival for their service projects. 
School equipment, community programs 
and projects to benefit the mentally and 
physically retarded and seriously ill are 
just some of the ways the money made 
at the Revel food booths is put back into 
the community. 

Take a stroll along the riverfront and 
watch the canemaker from England, 
weavers, doggers, and batiking experts 
at work. 

This year the Revel is specifying Sun- 
day, Oct. 2 as Senior Citizen Day. Those 
62 or older will be honored with free 
coke, coffee, face painting and a special 
health screening sponsored by HCA 
Highland Hospital and Revel the 
Thirteenth. 

Photographers can expose themselves 
for the Revel the Thirteenth photography 
contest. All professionals, amateurs and 
novices within the circulation of The 
Times and Shreveport Journal are invited 
to submit photos. Pick up your applica- 
tion at any Dee's Photo Supply Store or 
the Revel office and return it with the $3 
entry fee by Friday, Sept. 23. 



Saturday, Oct.l 

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11:00 Dixieland 

12:00 Opening Ceremonies 

2:00 Gordon Kimbell Orchestra 

4:00 Sean Holt 

6:00 Percussion Inc. 

8:15 Irma Thomas 

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11:00 Matt Harris 
1:00 TheConleys 
2:15 Dixie Pride Band 
4:00 Dixie Rebel Cloggers 
4:30 Oldies But Goodies 
6:15 Bill Parish Show 
8:15 International Dub Corp. 

KTBS TV 3 STAGE 

U:00 Biathlon Awards 
12:00 A Louisiana Folk Life Center 
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4:00 Chuck Rainey 

6:00 TheDeadbeats 

8:00 Razor 

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8:00 a.m. Biathlon 

Sunday, Oct. 2 
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1:00 Percussion 

3:00 Bill Bush Combo 

5:00 Lou Wells Combo 

7:00 Shreveport Super Sound 

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ll :30 Chuck Rainey 
2:00 Cotton Country 
3 "30 Kuumba 

5 :00 Buck Wade and the Western Sky 
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12:00 LSU-S Interdenominational 
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12:45 Bright Star 
1:30 White Temple 
2:15 Save the Youth Choir 
3:00 West Webster Mass Choir 
3:45 Mooringsport Gospel Choir 
4:30 Nation Brothers 
5:30 Bobby Primm and the Despera- 
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7:00 My Generation 

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8:00 Eddie Raven 

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HIGH PROFILE: 



Rachel Morgan: African queen 



By Marc de Jong 

Staff Writer 



MORGAN BIO 

Birthday: August 22, 1968 

Born: Shreveport, La. 

High School: Southfield 
High School, Shreveport 

Major: English 

Travels: England, 
Scotland, Wales, France, 
Holland, Republic of 
Ireland, Spain, Italy, East 
Germany, West Germany, 
Norway, Sweden, 
Denmark, Belgium, 
Luxembourg, and Zaire. 



She got her first passport when she was 
nine years old, when she joined her par- 
ents for a six-month stay in Denmark. 
That sparked her interest in traveling, and 
she has been going places ever since. On 
her way to becoming a regular 
globetrotter, this year she added tropical 
Zaire to the list of countries that she has 
visited. Meet frequent flyer Rachel 
Morgan. 

Rachel is 20 years old, a junior English 
major and was born in Shreveport. The 
first time she went overseas was in 1977 
when she and her parents stayed at the 
Danish University of Aarhus, where her 
father, English professor Dr. Lee Mor- 
gan taught as an exchange professor. 

The Morgans traveled all over Europe 
then, going as far north as Norway, as 
far south as Spain and even crossed the 
Iron Curtain into East Germany. 

Since then, she has crossed the Atlantic 
nine more times. On eight of those 
occasions she went with her parents to 
visit the British Isles and often they 
hopped over to the European continent. 

The ninth time she went all by her 
lonely self on the flight overseas. And 
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a plane that took her right to the heart of 
Africa — to Kinshassa, the capital of 
Zaire to be precise. 

"Did I miss the utilities from home? 
You mean like flushing toilets, electric- 
ity and running water? Sure I did!" 

Spending three months in central Africa 
is not something that everyone would be 
able to handle. Rachel knew that it 
wasn't going to be easy. But she didn't 
hesitate for long when her church, First 
Presbyterian Church here in Shreveport, 
told her about the possibility to stay and 
work in a seminary in Africa for the 
summer. 

She also had to go through a long se- 
ries of shots and pills to prevent her 
from catching typhoid, malaria, yellow 
fever, cholera, hepatitis and the likes, and 
the tedious process of applying for a visa 
— that is a permit to get into Zaire, not a 
credit card. 

By airplane, Zaire is 26 hours away, 
but that includes lay-overs in New York 
and Brussels, Belgium. It is right in the 
center of Africa and is divided by the 
equator. It's about a fourth of the size of 
the U.S. (without Alaska). 

Rachel stayed near Kananga, one of 
Zaire's largest cities. For the first month 
after her arrival on June 1, she lived with 
an American couple at the seminary. She 
passed her days working in the library. 

In the beginning she felt lonely. "There 
was nobody there my age, and I defi- 
nitely went through culture shock. I was 
glad to have my Walkman and tapes." 

In Zaire people speak French and tribal 
languages of which Tschiluba (Cha-lu- 
bah) is one of the most important. "I 
tried to speak French as much as I could, 
and I took daily lessons from a tutor at 
the seminary, and I tried to learn 
Tschiluba. I was determined to meet 
people." She says everybody she met 
was very friendly, and she soon got used 
to life as if it was her home. 

After her first month, she left her first 
family and stayed with a different 
American family each week. During this 
time she worked on and off in a hospital 
and in a nutrition center. 

In the hospital, a place she describes as 
"dead and glum," she and a girl from 
Ohio tried to cheer up the patients. "Our 
biggest job was to entertain the people, 
to add some life to the place. We passed 
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had fun and they did, too. They don't 
know balloons. They all thought we 
were crazy probably, but everybody knew 
us when we left." 

She also saw a doctor set a broken 
thighbone, the first time she witnessed a 
surgery. "I did pass out when they 
brought out the big hand drill." 

The seminary was set up to help com- 
munity development. Part of this devel- 
opment program was a nutrition center 
for the children, where malnourished 
children and their families live to regain 
strength and learn how to prepare nutri- 
tious food. 

Rachel was shocked: "The nutrition 
center was sad and depressive. It was a 
real eye-opener. I saw nine-year-old chil- 
dren that were two feet tall. The infant 
mortality rate is about 40 percent." She 
still shivers when she thinks of it. 

"We raised chickens and rabbits and 
promoted them as meat. They are nutri- 
tious and multiply quickly. People there 
eat mainly beans and rice and vegetables 
such as matamba." 

Rachel said she got to eat fine, but she 
ate a lot of beans and rice — nothing 
fancy, although she lived near a city. 
"Things like peanut butter, you'd have to 
order." 

Other Zairian dishes include stir-fried 
bees and maggots. "You mix them with 
a lot of palm oil and fry them. They 
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didn't eat them." 

Rachel encountered a lot of new culture 
and customs. "One day I was chopping 
pineapple in our village and this teenage 
girl was shoving a little girl towards me. 
The little girl was crying and screaming. 
Later I heard that young children are told 
that white people eat little kids. The lit- 
tle girl was petrified." 

Her best memories include a trip to a 
small tribal village at the invitation of 
the chief. He asked her and the fellow 
student from Ohio to a party in their 
honor. 

"We got there at five. The whole town 
came to our car and greeted us. We got to 
sit in specially decorated chairs next to 
the chief in a big square outside. There 
was a band playing and a big camp fire." 
The band played on homemade instru- 
ments such as drums, xylophones and a 
banjo."They had a dancing contest for us. 
The chief danced for us, too." And 
Rachel and her friend had to dance as 
well. 

Rachel explains a few of the basic 
steps: "It is a lot like 'Dirty Dancing.' 
It's very close, very pelvic and very, very 
sexual." 

The chief had been drinking too much 
palm wine, but he made sure that his 
guests drank some too. As a ceremony, 
they shared the same cup, but everybody 
drank from it without touching it with 
their mouth." (Palm wine) is strong like 
Everclear. It has no real taste, it just 
burns." Maybe an idea for a good frat 
party? 

When she came home in late August, 
after she had celebrated her birthday on 
the plane, Rachel felt the effects of the 
reverse culture shock. "The luxury and 
the abundance were really almost shoe k- 
ing." 

The first thing she did when she came 
home was go swimming and go out to 
eat Italian food. 

But she has her next trip planned al- 
ready. Next summer she is going to 
France and stay with a family there. And 
she'd love to live in England for a while, 
as she likes the English countryside, the 
cottages and the Tower of London. 

Ask Rachel directions to any destina- 
tion, that is, if you can catch her. To all 
travelers Rachel says the Tschiluban 
equivalent of "have a good journey:" 
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AROUND CAMPUS 



BOOK BAZAAR The Friends of 
Centenary Book Bazaar will be 
Friday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 6 
p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 24 from 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Mall St. Vin- 
cent. Over 12,000 books will be , 
for sale. Prices start at 25 cents, 
and all proceeds benefit students. 
The booksale is a project of the 
Centenary Muses. 

CONVOCATION On Sept. 29 
Dr. William P. Alston, professor 
of philosophy at Syracuse Univer- 
sity is the speaker for the convoca- 
tion in Kilpatrick Auditorium. 
This is being sponsored in part by 
the Wilson Lecture Series. CP 
Credit 

HANDBELLS Additional 
ringers are welcome to become 
Centenary Handbell Ringers. Pro- 
fessor William Teague directs the 
group which meets each Tuesday 
morning at 1 1 a.m. in the rear 
office of Brown Chapel. 

MSM Centenary's Methodist 
Student Movement holds its 
meetings every Thursday in Kil- 
patrick Auditorium from 5 p.m. 
to 6:30 p.m. Steeple worship is 
every Wednesday at 10 p.m. in 
Brown Chapel. 

PEGASUS Centenary's student 
literary and arts magazine, pub- 
lished annually, wants you to 
submit your best writing and 
artwork for publication. Contact 
Samuel Lewis, at 869-5676 for 
more information. 

SENIOR ADULT EDUCA- 
TION REGISTRATION Regis- 
tration for Senior Adult Education 
classes is Monday, Sept. 28 from 
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby of 
Hamilton Hall. 

SENIOR TEST DATES 
GMAT, GRE and LSAT test 
dates are as follows: Registration 
for the GMAT closes Dec. 26 for 
the Jan. 28 test. Registration for 
the GRE closes Oct. 31 for the 
Dec. 10 test, Dec. 27 for the Feb. 
4 test, March 1 for the April 8 test 
and May 1 for the June 3 test. 




The brochure advertising the season at the Strand Theatre says 
"See the stars at the Strand," and see them we will. The season 
starts off with Debbie Reynolds entertaining on Sept. 29. Then 
on Oct. 25 The Strand will be showing the production of "Broad- 
way Bound" by Neil Simon. The next performance is on Nov. 12 
which stars Kevin McCarthy in "Give 'em Hell Harry." On Feb. 
10 The Vienna Choir Boys will be giving one of their much 
enjoyed concerts. Feb. 16 is the date that the Strand will show 
Gershwin's musical "My One & Only." On March 4 be prepared 
for daredevil stunts as the Peking Acrobats will be in town. And 
finally on March 31 and April 1 the musical "Dreamgirls" will be 
performed at the Strand. 

All performances start at 8 p.m. For information on tickets call 
the Strand Theatre at 226-1481. 

Martha Stuckey 

Clipboard Editor 



Registration for the LSAT closes 
Nov. 3 for the Dec. 3 test and Jan. 
12 for the Feb. 1 1 test. 

SPORTSWRITERS The 

Conglomerate is now hiring 
sports writers. No experience is 
necessary, and you will be paid. 
For more information contact 
Graham Baker, sports editor, at 
869-5269 or 868-1965. 

YONCOPIN The Yoncopin 
would like to inform all students 
that the 1988-89 individual pic- 
tures will be taken Oct. 17, 18 and 
19. Please plan to participate and 
watch for signs on campus. For 
more information contact Cathy 
Smith at 869-5265. 



ART 



MAGALE LIBRARY Students 
entering the library will notice that 
the gallery is now displaying 
posters of first ladies of the United 
States with pictures and histories 
of them. 

MEADOWS MUSEUM There 
is a "20th Century Watercolors" 
exhibit at the museum from Sept 
1 1 to Oct. 30. CP Credit 

NORTON ART GALLERY "A 

Select View," an exhibition of 46 
American paintings, is on display 
at the Norton Art Gallery until 
Oct. 9. 



MUSIC 



DEBBIE REYNOLDS On Sept. 
29, Debbie Reynolds will sing, 
dance and charm her way into 
your heart. The show starts at 8 
p.m. at the Strand Theatre. Call 
now for your tickets! 

HEROIC MEASURES Gover- 
nor Buddy Roemer joins the 
Shreveport Symphony in the 
dramatic "Lincoln Portrait" on 
Saturday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. and 
Sunday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. Inspi- 
ration for a new season and a new 
era. 




THEATRE 



MARJORIE LYONS 
PLAYHOUSE The 1988-89 
season at Marjorie Lyons starts 
Oct. 6 with the production of "The 
Musical Comedy Murders of 
1940." The show will run through 
Oct. 16 with all shows starting at 
8 p.m. except for a 2 p.m. matinee 
on Oct. 16. CP Credit 

SHREVEPORT LITTLE THE- 
ATRE Starting Sept. 15 Shre- 
veport Litde Theatre will be 
running the production of "The 
Fantasticks." The show will run 
Sept. 15-17 and Sept. 22-24. All 
shows start at 8 p.m., and tickets | 
are $10 for adults and $5 for 
students. 



FILMS 



All movies will be shown on the 
SUB stage at 8 p.m. unless other- 
wise noted. 

Sept. 24 Pee Wee's Big 

Adventure 
Sept. 25 Street Car Named 

Desire 
Sept. 28 The Breakfast Club 



Clipboard is The Conglomerate's entertain- 
ment calendar and schedule of campus events. 
AH submissions should be turned in or sent to the 
Postscripts Editor in the Conglomerate office on 
or before the Friday preceding publication. The 
address is P. O. Box 41 188, Centenary College, 
Shreveport, LA, 7 1104. 

The list of Cultural Perspectives is not com- 
plete. Check signs posted on campus or with Dr. 
Bettinger for a complete list 



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come to campus ... p. 3 



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Sports: Gents back 
inISAApack...p. 8 



Postscripts: Alternative 
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ONGLOMERATE 



Centenary College of Louisiana Vol. 83, No.3 



October 6, 1988 



College Press Service 



Students boycott cafeteria 



By Tricia Matthew 

Editor in Chief 

Wednesday, Sept. 28 found senior 
Rick Seaton and several other students 
standing in front of the cafeteria encour- 
aging their classmates to find alternative 
eating places. 

While dining attendance at the cafeteria 
did not show a significant decrease, 
changes were made. 

Seaton states that the boycott was not 
against the cafeteria, but in support of 
change. 

"I think they're being 
too legalistic. The im- 
age of the cafeteria and 
the image of Centenary 
are suffering." 
-Rick Seaton 



teria by recruiting other students and 
posting a sign in front of the cafeteria 
with a list of demands. 

Unlimited seconds, use of meal tickets 
to purchase all items offered in the Juke 
Box Cafe and the discontinuance of cut- 
ting off leftover punches at the end of the 
week , were the three policy that Seaton 
wanted changed. The cafeteria changed 
two of three policies. 

Countering Seaton's signs were posters 
put up by the cafeteria administrators 
stating, "Today's boycott is not neces- 
sary. Students may have seconds and 
meal tickets can be used to purchase 
anything in the Juke Box Cafe." 

According to Seaton, the idea of a boy- 
cott has been brewing in his mind for 
about two weeks. He feels that "a lot of 
things in the cafeteria need to be 
changed." Seaton feels that the general 
consensus of the student body is that the 

see "Boycott" page 4 



Seaton organized a boycott of the cafe- 




WOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 




PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 



This sign graced the grounds of Centenary during the boycott. 

Labor publishes book 



Dr. Earle Labor sits in his office in Jackson H*!' amidst his many 
books by and about Jack London. 



By Karen Townsend 

Staff Writer 

At the President's Convocation on 
Sept. 22, Dr. Earle Labor, chairman 
of the English department, was installed 
in the George A. Wilson Chair of 
American Literature. 

The Wilson Chair was established last 
spring with a gift from the late George 
A. Wilson. A matching gift from the 
Eminent Scholars Fund of Louisiana 
made it a $1 million chair. 

"I feel very fortunate in being selected 
for the Wilson Chair," Labor said. 

Along with being named to the Wilson 
Chair this fall, Labor's "Letters of Jack 
London" will be released in October by 
Stanford University Press. Robert 
Leitz, associate professor of English at 
LSUS, and Milo Shepard, Jack Lon- 
don's great-nephew, helped in the re- 
search for the three- volume work. 

"We began our research in 1976 when 
we received a contract from Stanford 
University Press. It took ten years to re- 
search and write, and two years for 
proofreading and publishing," said Labor. 

The three men read approximately 
8,000 letters and chose 1,557 for publi- 
cation. 

Labor's interest in writer Jack Lon- 
don began when he was in grade school. 
But he did not realize how great a writer 



London was until he was in the U.S. 
Navy and read "Martin Eden," which a 
friend recommended to him. 

"After I finished reading it, I was con- 
vinced that London was more than a 
writer of boys' stories," explained Labor. 

His interest in "Martin Eden" inspired 
his intense research and study of London. 
"London has a tremendous vitality that 
fascinates me. He also had dedication 
which showed in his writing 1,000 
words every day," said Labor. 

Fifteen years ago Irving Shepard, 
London's nephew, first introduced Labor 
to the idea of a collection of London's 
letters. "Irving Shepard asked me to do 
this in 1973, but he died in 1975. It was 
then that I decided to go ahead and do it," 
Labor said. 

Labor was thrilled and relieved when 
the set of books was completed. "I 
thought it would never be over. I'm not 
sure if I had the chance to do it over 
again that I would," remarked Labor. 

Along with "The Letters of Jack Lon- 
don," Labor has written and edited several 
other books. Among these are "The Fu- 
ture of College English," "A Handbook 
of Critical Approaches to Literature," 
which is published in six languages, and 
"Literature and Interpretive Techniques." 

A Jack London exhibit was set up in 
the foyer of Magale Library on Thursday, 
and will remain there through October. 



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Correction 

The headline errors on pages three 
and eleven in the Sept. 22 issue of 
The Conglomerate were caused by 
Citizen Offset, The Conglomerate's 
printing company. 



Conglomerate 
needs opinions 

Students and faculty interested in ex- 
pressing their opinions about either 
presidential candidate may do so for pos- 
sible publishing in a news supplement. 

Please have opinions in writing, be- 
tween 100-150 words, and in the office 
of The Conglomerate no later than Fri- 
day, Oct 20. The Conglomerate reserves 
the right to edit all contributions for 
space. For more information call 869- 
5269. 



Internship programs 
available in Japan 



International Internship Programs is 
offering college students and faculty a 
chance to participate in an exchange pro- 
gram in Japan. For further information 
contact Philip Virtue, 406 Colman 
Building, 811 First Avenue, Seattle, 
Washington 98104. 



Sigma Alpha Iota 
invites members 

Sigma Alpha Iota, an international 
women's music fraternity, invites music 
and non-music majors interested in join- 
ing to contact junior Angelle Guidry, 
869-5455, or senior Amanda Bryant, 
869-5388, for more information. SAI 
was first established at Centenary in 
1987. 



Lewis places in 
Revel photo contest 



Senior Samuel Lewis, Pegasus edi- 
tor, won second place in the Red River 
Revel photography contest in the black- 
and-white amateur division. All entries 
in the contest are on display at the Barn- 
well Center on Clyde Fant Parkway until 
Oct. 10. 



Library displays 
London collection 

An exhibit of Jack London materi- 
als from the private collection of Dr. 
Earle Labor, George A. Wilson Pro- 
fessor of American Literature, is cur- 
rently on display in the foyer of Magale 
Library until Oct. 31. The exhibit is 
open to the public during regular library 
hours. 



Dr. James M. Wall 
to speak 

Dr. James M. Wall, editor of The 
Christian Century magazine, is the next 
scheduled speaker of the Wilson Lec- 
tures, Thursday, Oct 13 at 11:10 a.m. in 
Kilpatrick Auditorium. 

Wall is an ordained United Methodist 
minister and member of the Northern 
Illinois annual conference. He is active 
in politics and served as chairman of 
Albert Gore's presidential campaign. 
Wall worked with the Department of 
Energy's Office of Nuclear Waste Isola- 
tion and the National Academy of Sci- 
ence. He is a visiting lecturer. 



New season opens 
at Marjorie Lyons 



"The Musical Comedy Murders of 
1940" by John Bishop opens the 
1988-89 Marjorie Lyons Playhouse 
season with seven performances running 
from Oct. 6-8 and 13-15 at 8 p.m. and a 
Sunday matinee Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. Ticket 
prices are $10 for adults, $8 for senior 
citizens and $5 for students. The box 
office is open daily from 1 p.m. to 5 
p.m.. 



Choir presents 
'Rhapsody in View 9 

The Centenary College Choir will pre- 
sent its annual concert, "Rhapsody in 
View," on Oct. 31 and Nov.l. Both 
programs will start at 7:30 p.m. 

The concert is co-sponsored by the 
Downtown Shreveport Lions Club. 
Tickets are $2.50 and may be purchased 
at the Hurley School of Music, the mu- 
sic department at First United Methodist 
Church of Shreveport or from any choir 
member. CP credit is available. 



Centenary Muses 
hold book bazaar 

The Centenary Muses made over 
$12,800 at the Friends of Centenary 
Book Bazaar held at Mall St. Vincent. 
All proceeds go to student-selected pro- 
jects. 



Conglomerate seeks 
sports editor 

Anyone interested in coordinating the 
sports section of The Conglomerate, 
should call 869-5269. The Conglomerate 
will train anyone interested in this 
salaried position. 



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SGA debates infirmary 



By Maggi Madden 

Managing Editor 

Centenary students may have an infir- 
mary on campus by next fall if the stu- 
dent senate's plans go according to 

schedule. 

In the senate's Sept. 26 meeting Dick 
Anders, dean of students, presented the 
results of some preliminary research he 
has done of the topic. Anders prefaced his 
remarks by saying, "The administration 
I has struggled with this question many, 
many times." 

He explained that the biggest problem 
with an infirmary is insuring that stu- 
dents get competent, cost-effective health 
care for the money they put into the 
program. 

According to Anders, Dr. Donald 
Webb, president of the college, has 
pledged to raise the money necessary to 
cover start-up costs, which will include 
remodelling, furnishing and equipping an 
examining room. 

Funding the yearly operating costs of 
the infirmary will most likely require an 
increase in student fees. The allocated 
money will cover salary costs for a doc- 
tor and a nurse and for supplies. The in- 
firmary may also employ a student 
worker to help keep records of student 
visits. 



Anders and senior Senator Kay la 
Myers are in charge of the committee 
for further planning on the infirmary. 

Also in the Sept. 26 meeting, sopho- 
more Senator Sean O'Neal, represent- 
ing Students for Political Action and 
Discussion (SPAD), submitted that or- 
ganization's constitution to the senate, 
which approved the document unani- 
mously. 

In Tuesday's senate meeting junior 
Cathy Smith, Yoncopin editor, an- 
nounced that the Yoncopin will seek a 
loan of $5,000 through the business of- 
fice and asked for the senate's support in 
the endeavor. Smith proposes to use the 
money to purchase the remaining com- 
ponents of the yearbook's computer sys- 
tem. 

Sophomore Senator David Fern 
submitted a proposal to the senate to 
raise student fees in order to alleviate the 
SGA's increasing budget crunch. Fern's 
proposal calls for an increase in fees to 
$85 for the spring semester and subse- 
quent yearly increases of four percent be- 
ginning in the fall of 1990. 

After discussion, the senate tabled the 
proposal for several reasons. One reason 



see SGA page 4 



Students acquire dish 



By Tricia Matthew 

Editor in Chief 

La proxima vez que tengas dolor de 
cabeza, usa Tylenol! 

No, this is not the twilight zone; 
it's one of many American-made 
products being advertised in Spanish. 

Commercials, news programs, doc- 
umentaries and, yes, everyone's fa- 
vorite soap operas are now available 
for viewing by all foreign language 
students via Centenary's new satellite 
dish. 

The $5,700 needed to fully equip 
the language department with moni- 
tors, video cassette recorders, and the 
satellite dish antenna was funded by a 
private donor. 

Dr. Arnold M. Penuel, 
chairperson of foreign languages and 
professor of Spanish, shares his 
thoughts on the new program saying, 
"I think that this will open up a lot 
of new worlds for the college." 

The satellite provides access to 
Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, 
Portuguese and multilingual stations. 

Penuel continues to point out the 
advantages of the satellite dish saying 
that the the new stations allow stu- 
dents to observe culture and receive 



visual as well as auditory stimula- 
tion. 

Penuel states, as he begins his pre- 
sentation of the satellite program, 
"Push a couple of buttons and we're 
in Mexico," and indeed "we" are in 
Mexico. The commercials look fa- 
miliar but the language is spoken at a 
rapid pace ... in Spanish. Young 
Hispanic couples stroll down the 
beach drinking Pepsi while a contest 
is announced. 

Each of the 17 channels available to 
the college host between 12 and 24 
stations. 

Although the satellite dish idea is 
not a new one, according to Penuel, 
not many colleges across the nation 
have them. 

Senior Karen Lunsford, who is 
minoring in Spanish and works in 
the Spanish language lab, says she is 
excited about the new system. 

"I think it's an excellent idea be- 
cause we're getting live programs 
from Mexico and Canada in Spanish 
and French," she said. 
Lunsford says, "It's a lot more fun 
than listening to tapes ... we are ac- 
tually seeing people use the language 
in real life situations." 



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4 THE CONGLOMERATE. OCTOBER 6. 1988 



Part-time jobs help college students with school ^ 



By Tim Snell 

Staff Writer 

According to the College Press Service, 
the Department of Education has found 
that college students who have part-time 
jobs are less likely to drop out of school. 

Dennis Carroll, the study's author, 
wrote, "Work may motivate students to 
study harder, and the socialization 
associated with working may be 
beneficial for college persistence." 



"Boycott" from page one 



cafeteria policies need to be changed. 
Seaton states that the cafeteria is be- 
coming too legalistic. "I think they're 
being too legalistic. The image of the 
cafeteria and the image of Centenary are 
suffering, " he said. 

"It used to be so homey," he added. 
Junior Phillip Aubert was pleased to 
see the student body taking affirmative 
action to change policy. "I believe that if 
students have concerns, they need to be 
addressed," said Dick Anders, dean of 
students. Anders felt that the boycott was 
a "good thing." He feels that it helps the 
cafeteria staff know the students' needs. 

When asked why students weren't 
polled by the cafeteria before the policies 
were changed, Food Service Director and 
Dietician Dottie Deaton said, "We 
didn't think it would create that much of 
a problem." 

Despite the fact that the policy of 
punching meal tickets for both lines was 
not one of Seaton's demands, controversy 
about the policy still exist. The bar, 
which cost between $25,000 and 
$28,000, costs students a punch in their 
meal tickets if they want to have "ultra 
salads. 

Dr. Rosemary Seidler, chairperson 
and professor of chemistry, asks, "Why 
can't I get a sandwich and a bowl of 
soup without paying twice? " 

Deaton explained that soup will be 
provided during the winter and that plans 
to change cafeteria policy were in the 
making prior to the boycott. 



"SGA" from page 3 



was that, according to Anders, it is a 
violation of school policy to increase 
student fees in the middle of the year. 
The rate is printed yearly in the school 
catalog, which is considered a contract 
with the student body and therefore can- 
not be changed until the next year. 

The increase in student fees must ulti- 
mately be approved by a majority vote of 
full-time undergraduate students in a 
special election. 

In other senate business, Smith said 
that all students will be allowed to have 
individual pictures taken for the yearbook 
in addition to the group photos 
characteristic of the Yoncopin's student 
section. 

Senior May Porciuncula said that 
Centenary students donated 80 units of 
blood during the blood drive on campus 
on Sept. 21. Church Careers came first 
in the contest, drumming up 17 donors; 
TKE was second with 14. 



Some Centenary students agree. After 
interviewing a number of students, those 
who both did and did not have jobs, all 
agreed that having a job would make 
them less likely to drop out of school. 

Sophomore Tina Moore said, "Since 
having a job builds character and gives 
you experience in the real world, then it 
would make you less likely to quit 
school." 

Junior Cathy Smith said that having 
a part-time job has "helped me keep aca- 



demics in perspective. I realize there's a 
real world out there and that no test, no 
matter how fierce, will be the deciding 
factor in my life." 

Having part-time jobs also gives stu- 
dents experience in organizing time. 

Christy Wood, a junior who holds 
several part-time jobs, found that the 
experience helps her "to put priorities on 
my objectives and plan my time wisely." 

Wood, along with a number of other 
students, derives a feeling of satisfaction 



from the independence of having a job, 
going to school, and being able to do 
both well. 
The Department of Education's study is 
part of an ongoing study in which 
30,000 high school sophomores par- 
ticipated. 

Of the 30,000 students in the study, 93 
percent of those who had part-time jobs 
for the first year of college returned for a 
second year. Only 83 percent of students 
not holding jobs returned to school. 




ToxicWfoste Dump. 

You probably know that cigarettes threaten your life. 
What you may not know is that last year, 320,000 Americans died 

from the toxic substances in cigarettes. So why don't you join 
the Great American Smokeout on November 17. All you have to do 

is dump cigarettes for the day. You may decide to quit for life. 

Every quitter is a winner. 
The Great American Smokeout. Nov. 17. 



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THE CONGLOMERATE. OCTOBER 6. 1988 



McPherson finds fossil 



By Claudine 

Staff Writer 



L. Vaughan 



Recently Dr. Brad McPherson, 

Mary Waiters Professor of Biology, dis- 
covered the remains of a pre-historic 
sloth while on an annual Labor Day fos- 
sil hunting expedition with a friend, 
Bill Lee of Baton Rouge. 

McPherson found fossilized gar scales 
and a sloth vertebra near an Interstate 49 
construction site south of Mansfield. "As 
we started walking toward the car, I saw 
little bits of bone sticking up out of the 
ground. A centrum was showing, and 
immediately I knew we had a big mam- 
mal," he said. 



This giant ground sloth is considered the 
most extensive sloth found in the state 
of Louisiana. 

Presently, McPherson has the vertebrae 
and the pelvic cavity "jacketed with a 
plaster cast" so they won't crumble when 
moved. It will take months of careful 
work to prepare the specimens for the 
Centenary collection. 



The giant ground sloth became extinct 
about 8,000 B.C. Nearly as big as an 
elephant, the largest sloth was about 20 
feet long and weighed several tons. It had 
huge bones, heavy back legs, and a 
strong tail. 



The animals originated in South 
America, but during the Ice Age, the 
sloths lived in what is now the United 
States, possibly contemporary with pre- 
historic man. 

McPherson said, "I was first interested 
in this field of study in the 1960s as a 
sideline to my specialty — bio-geography. 
It's beneficial to help gain better ideas as 
to what happened and how animals back 
then were apt to change. We need to be 
careful with our environment or else we 
can suffer from extinction." 



"We need to be careful 

with our environment or 

else we can suffer from 

extinction." 

-Dr. Brad McPherson 



Centenary science department has at 
least 3000 specimens. "I owe a lot of 
what we have fossil-wise to Bill Lee," 
McPherson said. "Of the 3000 specimens 
we have, at least 2000 are from Bill." 



McPherson will continue to search for 
more remains, particularly the limbs and 
skull. "Those are my favorite bones. I'd 
really like to find those, ' r he said. 

Anyone interested can see the fossil 
anytime in 218 Mickle Hall. 




PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 

These are the sloth remains found by Dr. McPherson. 



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Centenary escapes 
riot repercussions 

Centenary College, being a hot-bed of liberalism and progressive 
thought, survived the race riots. Of course, as usual, Centenary en- 
gaged itself in political demonstration ranging from getting ripped and 
driving through the Cedar Grove area in daddy's Cadillac to banging 
up a volkswagon outside one of the fraternity houses. 

Aside from this radical activity, did the riot in Cedar Grove teach 
Shreveport anything? 

Perhaps the riot at least raised the conciousness of some of 
Shreveport's finest citizens. Congressman Jim McCrery finally 
realized that blacks actually live in Shreveport. Slyly, the 
congressman labled the riot "an incident, not a race riot," as if that 
would appease the masses. Like a good politician, he assured black 
voters that he would work to improve the situation. Right, Jim, try 
not to pull any muscles. 

On campus, the riot did not have much of an impact. If anything, 
the rioters only reinforced the racial prejudices of some close-minded 
students. Racism and prejudice still runs aloof in the halls of Cente- 
nary College. Examples vary from seemingly small to seemingly 
large. Even so, each instance is equally disturbing. 

An instance of racism occured last year at the Scholarship 
Luncheon. During the program, the Centenary College Choir sang 
"Dixie". To many people, this song idolizes a grim era of our history 
in which black people were especially degraded and dehumanized 
through legalized slavery and the Jim Crow laws. This song ex- 
presses a desire to "look away" and return to the "old times that are 
not forgotten." 

This choir sings many black spirituals, yet is very exclusive to 
blacks. It is analagous to Frank Sinatra singing a Bob Marley 
tune. 

Furthermore, one of our fraternities still waves the Rebel flag, yet 
another symbol of our racist past (and present), in its front yard. The 
Rebel flag was the flag of a group of states that left the union mostly 
because Northerners would not allow slavery to continue under 
federal law. 

The racist attitude of many Centenary students is quite disturbing. 
Rarely does a day go by that one does not hear a racial joke or slur. 
To many people these jokes are acceptable, or even funny, or ner- 
vously laughed at or simply overlooked. We have become so accus- 
tomed to these jokes that we do not recognize their seriousness. 

How can one rationalize a chuckle at the expense of an entire race 
of people? 

These jokesters claim to "even have black friends" (wow, try not 
to put yourself on a limb, buddy). Yet how can one truly have com- 
passion and concern for ethnic minorities while incessantly, but 
secretly, ridiculing them for the color of their skin? 

It is disturbing that Centenary College has such low enrollment of 
racial-ethnic minorities. True, the admissions department should be 
commended for increasing such enrollment this year, but perhaps the 
college could encourage special scholarships or grants or at least 
actively pursue certain ethnic minortiy students. 



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Counterpoint slashes Extra Point 



The cold, hard reality of this world is, 
despite any rhetoric involved, economic 
values always take precedent over moral 
and ethical ones. Why should we expect 
Centenary to be immune to this "law of 
the jungle?" 

Graham Baker, when you wrote your 
Extra Point, "Advertising Addictions," in 
The Conglomerate last week, you seem 
to have forgotten this axiom, which I'm 
sure has been pounded into your head by 
every social studies instructor since ju- 
nior high school. 



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COUNTERPOINT 



MICKEY 

PARKER 



You were quick to concede Oral 
Roberts' elatedness upon not losing 
profit when somebody got itchy, but 
never mentioned Don Webb's 
uneasiness about the result of the 
school's monetary income every time the 
issue of alcohol or alcohol paraphernalia 
is raised. Personally, Graham, I'm 
convinced the only things "itchy" on this 
campus are Dr. Webb's palms. 

When Dr. Webb is not playing 
'philosopher," he surely is functioning 
in his role as a political economist. His 
charts, graphs and figures tell him that if 
this institution takes a more liberal ap- 
proach to alcohol then many of the con- 
servative, Methodist alumni and friends 
of the school could likely curtail their 
contributions to this college. 

To them Centenary has always been a 
nice, old-fashioned, clean-cut, Methodist 
school; there never was drinking or 
alcoholic advertisements here, and there 
never should be. 

Therefore, Graham, I think the dilem- 
mas Dr. Webb wrestles with are eco- 
nomic dilemmas, not moral ones. When 
Dr. Webb sees his squirrels gadding out- 
side the office window, I tend to believe 
that he is more concerned about the 



see "Parker" page 7 



source of their acorns than the ethical 
decisions that they make for themselves. 
Never mind his worries that alcohol "is 
fouling the Centenary ethos." Some- 
where in his subconscious he knows a 
liberal drinking policy would foul the 
Centenary bank account 

Forgive me, Graham, but I feel that I 
need to correct you on two points. First, 
a private college's students are not 
necessarily entitled to the same rights as 
those in public institutions. Just as any 
private business can make rules for cus- 
tomer behavior on company property, so 
it is for a private educational institution. 
Graham, this is not necessarily my per- 
sonal view, but it's the view of the law. 

Second, students in a private school are 
not guaranteed public funds to subsidize 
tuition as are public school pupils. 
Therefore, private colleges must seek a 
different source of subsidizing, namely 
well-to-do friends and alumni of the col- 
lege. 

In accepting aid to keep down tuition, 
students and administration alike also 
accept the right of the donors to have 
significant influences on the college. 

Graham, I hope this fact helps us give 
account for the conservatism at this 
school to factors other than Dr. Webb's 
alleged "closed little mind." 

The economic plight of Centenary is 
no different than that of other small, 
southern, liberal arts schools. Louisiana 
College, Hardin-Simmons and Millsaps 
all have dead-set conservative policies 
that can most probably be attributed to 
their right-wing benefactors. 

To be honest, the student behavioral 
policies here at Centenary lean slightly 
to the liberal side as far as southern, 
religiously-affiliated schools go. A few 
weeks ago, I went to East Texas Baptist 
College to visit a female cousin. Upon 
entering the lobby of her dorm, I was 
promptly escorted out by a resident 
assistant and told that males are not al- 
lowed in the dorms. 



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THE CONGLOMERATE, OCTOBER 6, 1988 7 



"Parker" from page 6 



I'm not claiming that because we have 
fewer injustices than many analogous 
schools we should abandon efforts to 
change the injustices we have. The cafe- 
teria boycott shows us that these efforts 
can be successful. My point is that Cen- 
tenary's "code of ethics" often is delivered 
from a higher source than Hamilton 
Hall. 



"It comes down to this: 
Our right to alcoholic 
beverages and parapher- 
nalia could very well 
cost us our right to 
lower tuition." 
-Mickey Parker 



As we need to "broaden our minds to be 
more humane," sometimes the situation 
demands we close our minds to be more 
opulent. Graham, I'm afraid I have to 
disagree with your proposal for a change 
in the Centenary motto from "Labor 
Omnia Vincit" to "Timor et Ignoratia," 
fear and ignorance. 

I believe "Salve Lucrem," all hail to 
profit, would be much more appropriate. 
Ironically, "Salve Lucrem" was the 
motto of the city of Pompeii. 

Graham, to the benefactors of this col- 
lege, liquor ads in The Conglomerate are 
"litter" on the reputation of Centenary, 



and these people didn't give millions of 
dollars to a "trashy" school. We com- 
plain about not being allowed to have 
our can of Bud on campus, but what is 
the alternative? Ten thousand dollars a 
year tuition? Now, that would be some- 
thing to really bellow about. 

It comes down to this: Our right to al- 
coholic beverages and paraphernalia could 
very well cost us our right to lower tu- 
ition. 

Perhaps somewhere in the backs of 
their minds students here realize this, and 
that's why they play "Soviet Russia" and 
"Nazi Germany" and let someone else 
make certain decisions for them, though 
I must admit the bathrooms in Rotary do 
resemble a Holocaust gas chamber. Just 
maybe the students know there's more to 
a decision than meets the eye, and that's 
why Hamilton Hall can make some 
decisions with little student dissent. 

Graham, you can't argue with success. 
Under Dr. Webb, the endowment has 
ballooned to $27 million and continues 
to grow. Not just any Tom, Dick or 
Harry can get someone to donate a 
million dollars to turn Jackson Hole into 
Jackson Hall. 

The "utterly essential" times when Dr. 
Webb drinks are likely champagne toasts 
before dinners with wealthy alumni. 

Graham, you even admitted that Dr. 
Webb has greatly advanced this institu- 
tion fiscally. Let's face it: The guy's 
good at raking in the bucks for the 
school. So stick to being sports editor, 
and Dr. Webb will stick to being presi- 
dent, and Centenary will be one happy 
Utopia. 



Grunes backs card carrying ACLU members 



Point of order! This is 1988, not 
1938, 1948 or 1956. We no longer 
subscribe to the demagoguery of 
McCarthyism, red-baiting or guilt by 
association — do we? After all, the 
House Committee on Un-American 
Activities has been disbanded and 
former true believers J. Edgar 
Hoover and Roy Cohn have gone 
to the great beyond. 



GUEST COLUMNIST 

^.■'■. JttLV.. .. DR. RODNEY 

Mil GRUNg * 



Well, I am not so sure. Republican 
presidential candidate George Bush 
has accused Michael Dukakis of 
exercising bad judgement because his 
Democratic opponent has confessed 
to be "a card carrying member of the 
ACLU." 

An example of bad judgement? Is 
the American Civil Liberties Union 
an unpatriotic or subversive organiza- 
tion? The ACLU was founded in 
1920 in order to defend the liberties 
contained in the Bill of Rights. With 
more than 250,000 members, it is 
the only permanent nonpartisan 
organization devoted to preserving the 
underlying principle of our con- 
stitutional system: majority rule and 
minority rights. 

Many ACLU actions have been 
controversial. After all, it defends the 



free speech rights of all groups ad- 
vancing unpopular causes — including 
the Ku Klux Klan, Communists, and 
Jehovah's Witnesses. The ACLU op- 
poses all censorship, as when in the 
1930s it successfully fought out 
government's attempt to ban the sale 
of James Joyce's "Ulysses" as ob- 
scene. In the 1970s, it defended the 
right of American Nazis to march 
peaceably through the largely Jewish 
suburb of Skokie, Illinois. 

The ACLU favors a high wall of 
separation between church and state, 
supports the rights of women, 
blacks, Hispanics, and gays and, 
most recently, has come to the de- 
fense of Oliver North. 

The vice president reminds us that 
the era of the shameless smear did not 
end with the death of Wisconsin 
Senator Joseph McCarthy. Stu- 
dents beware! If Mr. Bush has his 
way, you will be held responsible for 
every action taken by the SGA. And, 
for those of you considering joining 
Students for Political Action and 
Discussion, please remember that 
someday, somewhere, someone will 
stand up and ask: "Are you now or 
have you ever been, a member of any 
organization which advocates..." 

Then, you too, will be thankful for 
all those lovers of freedom and justice 
who are "card carrying members of 
the ACLU." 




Hoekstra criticizes choir 

Dear Editor 

My liberal arts education of Centenary 
has called attention to a matter on cam- 
pus that is not just, right or fair. It is a 
matter of great concern to me that there 
are no black members of the Centenary 
Choir. I might add that this is not the 
first time that this issue has been raised. 

During the 1982-83 school year, Dr. 
Will Andress presented a choir pro- 
gram at a Faculty Roundtable. During 
the question and answer period after the 
presentation, Dr. Andress was asked why 
there were no black members of the 
Centenary Choir. He offered the 



explanation that the choir wanted an en- 
semble effect. He also stated that black 
voices did not mix well with white 
voices. 

In light of my varied educational expe- 
rience thus far at Centenary, neither rea- 
son seems valid enough to exclude peo- 
ple from this organization. If black 
voices do not mix well with white 
voices, why does the choir include black 
spirituals at many performances? One 
might argue that this does not offend 
anyone but I believe it does. My wife 
and I were sitting in front of a group of 
black delegates at last year's Annual 
Conference of the Louisiana United 
Methodist Church and this group liter- 
ally groaned as the choir started singing a 
black spiritual. 



The Centenary Choir has traveled the 
world over and has even been referred to 
as "Centenary College's Goodwill Am- 
bassadors to the World." It is clear to me 
that the racial policies of the choir have 
not changed since the 1982-83 school 
year. They probably will not change as 
long as they strive to achieve an 
"ensemble effect" 

I do not like these policies and yet I 
know that requiring the choir to add a 
couple of "token" blacks would also not 
be an acceptable answer. 

I would, however, like to offer two 
suggestions. First, I think that the choir 
should change its name. By being called 
the Centenary College Choir, the name 
itself suggests that it is open to anyone 



who can sing and I am not so sure that 
this is the case. 

Qualified applicants currently can be 
excluded on the basis that they stand out 
by the color of their skin and therefore do 
not fit into the ensemble look. Perhaps a 
better name would be "The Centenary 
Select Choir" or perhaps "The Centenary 
Blended Ensemble." 

Secondly, I would like to suggest that 
black spirituals be excluded from the 
choir's future programs. If black voices 
do not mix well with white voices, then 
perhaps white voices do not do justice to 
black spirituals. 

Barry Hoekstra 
Junior, Shreveport, La. 



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Gents on winning streak in Texas 



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Rifle teams to 
begin season 

The Centenary Gents and Ladies 
rifle teams have been gearing up the 
past few weeks for their season 
opener this weekend at Texas A&M 
and Sam Houston State. 

The annual tournament will feature 
teams from all over the South, and it 
should be a solid test for Centenary's 
teams. 

The Gents return juniors Lynn 
Baggs and Graham Baker, and 
sophomore David Anderson. 
Senior Angela Hope will lead the 
Ladies. Coaching the team this year 
is Fred Knezevich. 

Tennis match 

The Ladies play host to Louisiana 
Tech today at 2 p.m. at the Centenary 
Tennis Complex. 

Old Timers at 
Centenary Park 

One hundred innings of fun and 
suffering promises to amuse players 
and spectators alike. The Old Timer's 
Game will be played at Centenary 
Park Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Centenary golf 
travels to USL 

Centenary golf travels to Lafayette's 
LeTriomphe Country Club to 
compete in the Louisiana 
Intercollegiate tournament. USL won 
the event last year, hosted at Bossier 
Parish Community College, with a 
score of 433, five strokes better than 
McNeese's 438. Centenary finished 
third at 444. 

Gents Club 
Luncheon 

The Gent's Club Luncheon will be 
held Thursday, Oct. 13, at 11:45 a.m. 
Shelby Metcalf, head coach of the 
Texas A&M basketball team, will 
speak in the Centenary South 
Cafeteria. Basketball practice starts 
the following Saturday. 



Gents play here 
after Shootout 
shutout 

From staff reports 

Three shutout wins last week put the 
Gents soccer team back in the pack after 
dropping out of the ISAA-Midwest 
rankings when their record fell below 
.500. 

The first three weeks of the season 
proved to be tough for the Gents. The 
team lost four of its six games, 
jeopardizing hopes for a playoff spot. 
The Gents will host the playoffs this 
year. 

The schedule has been tough. Teams 
that defeated the Gents early included 
Midwestern (last year in the NAIA final 
four), Tulsa (ranked ninth in the Midwest 
region last week), and SMU (currently 
ranked fifth in the nation), while the 
Gents beat the University of North Texas 
(currently tenth in the region) with a 
clear 4-1 victory. 

"We're up there with them, but we can't 
seem to be consistent enough to beat 
them," said senior Marc de Jong. This 
statement was probably best shown in 
the 2-1 loss to the Horned Frogs of TCU 
in Ft. Worth, Tex., on Sept. 25. 

The Gents controlled the game in the 
first half and took a 1-0 lead at halftime, 
but in the second half they allowed TCU 
back into the game and left the field with 
a loss. 

The Gents came back last week with a 
8-0 win over Letourneau on Tuesday in 
Longview, Tex. On Friday and Saturday 
the Gents returned to the Letourneau field 
to win their seventh consecutive East 
Texas Shootout, with wins over Texas 




PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 

Somebody get the aspirin. Tommy Poole, sr., was the Texas Shootout's MVP. 



Wesleyan (9-0) and Austin College (2-0). 

Not only did the Gents claim the tro- 
phy for the best team, but also all three 
of the individual awards. Greg Wood- 
brige, junior, was voted best offensive 
player, Richard Plant, junior, was 
recognized as the best defensive player. 
Senior Tommy Poole was most 
valuable player. The Gents showed fine 
style and little mercy, although their 
victory lost some of its shine due to an 
enormous number of penalty cards — 9 
yellow and 1 red — received during the 
tournament. 

the red card caused senior Steve Fath 
to miss the game against UALR in Lit- 
tle Rock yesterday. It will be the first 



game in TAAC that the Gents play. Two 
earlier games against HBU and UTSA in 
Houston were canceled when Hurricane 
Gilbert threatened to hit the Texas 
shoreline. 

"We probably won't be ranked in the 
next poll," said de Jong, "but with the 
eight home games that are scheduled this 

month, we can show that we can play 
well enough to be ranked." 

The Gents have home games lined up 
every weekend in October, beginning 
Saturday against Belhaven. Sunday the 
Gents meet Hardin-Simmons. Both 
games start at 2 p.m. 



Intramural finals kick off Sunday 



By Tonia Norman 

Staff Writer 

Centenary's intramural football season 
is going strong leading into next week's 
playoffs. 

The football playoffs, which begin 
Sunday, Oct. 9, or Monday, Oct. 10, 
will pit the top four teams in the 
women's, men's A and men's B leagues 
against each other for the intramural 
football championship. The playoffs are 
single elimination games with the 
champs winning the title and intramural 
T-shirts. 

The women's teams are Chi Omega, 
Zeta Tau Alpha, CSCC, Softball, and 
CHOR. Tracy Tifenbach, junior, a 
member of the Centenary intramurals 
staff, said that the women are doing well. 
"There are not as many forfeits as last 
year, and the women are participating and 
putting forth more effort than before," 
Tifenbach said. "But, we still need more 
women involved in the games," she 
added. 

The men's A teams are BAD (an inde- 
pendent team), Kappa Alpha, Kappa 



Sigma, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and Theta 
Chi. The men's B league includes 
CHOR, CSCC, Kappa Alpha, Kappa 
Sigma, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and Theta 
Chi. 

"The more aggressive men's games get 
more crowd attendance," said Tifenbach, 
"but students need to support all of the 
games. At other schools, intramurals are 
a big deal; they get more support. We 



have enough students to have more 
teams participating." She added,"It 
should be fun." 

Intramural football games are scheduled 
Monday through Friday at 4 p.m., 5 
p.m., and 6 p.m., and on Sundays at 1 
p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. See the Sept. 
22 issue of The Conglomerate for a 
schedule of games. 




"PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 

Staci Rice, so., runs while Susan Allunt, so., pauses to stare at a defender. 



THE CONGLOMERATE. OCTOBER 6, 1988 9 



Cross country athletes visit 
Louisiana Tech 



By Stacey Wilson 

Sutf Writer 

Centenary's women's and men's cross 
country teams ran in an invitational meet 
at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, 
La., on Saturday, Sept. 24. 
Other schools attending were Gram- 
bling, Letourneau, LSU, Northeastern, 
Northwestern, Stephen F. Austin, Tu- 
lane and University of Dallas. 

Freshman Norman Davidson led the 
Centenary men finishing the four-mile 
race in 24:16. Other times were senior 
Samuel Lewis, 25:16, senior Zach 
Mayo, 25:53, junior Doug Shannon, 
27:13, junior Gaston Hebert, 30:01, 
and freshman Mickey Parker, 31:17. 

Davidson has been running cross coun- 
try since high school and runs four to 
five miles a day. 

The course at Saturday's meet had some 
tough hills and sand traps. Although the 
runners were prepared, there was some 
difficulty. Lewis felt it was a good 
course, just not one the team was used 
to. "It was the best but the toughest," he 
said. Davidson found the course very 
challenging. 

Coach Galvan is proud of the team. 
"We have a young, competitive team 
with speed, stamina and good spirit," he 
said. 

Galvan is working to improve en- 
durance capability. He uses each meet as 
a barometer for progress and reassesses 
each performance for the next meet This 



is Galvan's first year at Centenary, and 
Hebert feels he is the best-qualified coach 
at his sport 

Concerning the meet on Saturday, he 
said, "We outran some, and some outran 
us, but we can only get better by 
running against competitive teams." 

The women's team also ran an impres- 
sive race. Junior Maggie Sellers says, 
"As long as I don't come in last, I feel 
fine." Coach Tami Cyr was pleased 
with the overall two-mile finish. 

"We outran some, and 
some outran us, but we 
can only get better by 
running against compet- 
itive teams." 
-Robert Galvan 

The women are also involved with 
volleyball and softball. Cyr works 
around their busy schedules and runs 
them as much as possible. 
There was some tough competition at 
the meet. All- American Angela Law- 
son from Louisiana Tech was a com- 
petitor. Junior Tracy Tifenbach says 
she often feels out of place when running 
against NCAA schools. "I know the 
girls are more qualified than me. I do it 
for a personal best," she says. She com- 
mends the coaching this year. "This is 
the best Centenary has had to offer in a 
long time." 




I A EXTRA POINT 

gyj 2J^ GRAHAM BAKER 



PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 

Shannon Ross, fr., leaps to spike the ball after Tracy Tifenbach, so., sets the play. 



Olympics shameful; 
Saints beat Dallas 

The Olympics are over, baseball will be over soon, and the Saints beat that team 
with the hole in their stadium, the Dallas whats-its. What a week in sports. May it 
rest in peace. 

The Olympics shattered (or reinforced) people's regard for the spirit of athletic 
competition. The Seoul Olympics could be a television docu-drama; Wide World of 
Shame and Corruption. 

First, there was Jamaican/Canadian Ben Johnson, who briefly stole American 
Carl Lewis' dream of winning four gold on the track. But Johnson's win brought 
on the mandatory drug testing and the wrath of the Olympic Committee. Not even 
his getting drunk before filling the Olympic Dixie cup could hide the amount of 
steroids in him, and he was forced to retrieve the gold medal he had given to his 
mother. 

Then there was the weight-lifting scandal, where hairy-chested Bulgarian men and 
women withdrew from competition after one of their comrades was found to have 
drugs in his system, perhaps avoiding the same plight. 

The ugliest scenes were in the boxing ring, where the Koreans absolutely refused 
to lose, even if they had to send the coaches — all 7 of them — into the ring, to batter 
the^referee. "Hey, it's our country, and we'll make asses of ourselves if we want to." 

That was the same night a young Korean boxer got the hell beat out of him by a 
Yugoslavian and then protested by remaining in the ring — until they turned the 
lights out in the stadium. 

Only days later, American Roy Jones, Jr. was cheated out of what should have 
been his gold medal, by anyone's standards. Jones abused every opponent he faced on 
his way to the top, including Park, his opponent in the final bout. The Olympic 
Committee eventually agreed to an appeal, but they found nothing substantial. 

Gymnasts had a great time, though. Some of the performances were nothing less 
than graceful, but others, especially the floor exercises, looked like a kindergarten 
ballet contest. But they were getting 9.5s and 10s for things that would have been 
laughed out of the hall four or eight years ago. 

I planned to make things up to myself Saturday by watching LSU, but I wasn't 
prepared for the ensuing Tiger-bashing. LSU lost their second straight, something 
that they hadn't managed since 1983. Florida demolished the Tiger offense with a 
19-6 final score that produced only one touchdown. Quarterback Tommy Hodson 
had a bad case of Heismania and threw three interceptions, another Tiger record for 
him. 

But the week in sports wasn't all bad, as the Saints redeemed and forgave all as 
they beat Dallas 20-17 on Monday Night Football for the whole world to see. 
Morten Anderson earned his pay as he delivered a 49-yard field goal with two 
seconds on the clock and a blessing in his left shoe. He celebrated with a personal 
best in the sprints, running around the field like a half-mad jackal strung out on 
coke. 

Things are getting progressively wierder on campus. It was interesting to see the 
cafeteria and administration knuckle under to student demands for better and broader 
dining facilities, but it was unfortunate that it came so soon. It would have been in- 
teresting to see how many people would actually refuse to eat in the cafeteria. 

It seems that most students here are reluctant to take any action that would dis- 
please the college. A particularly loud-mouthed woman with even louder clothes ap- 
proached me in the SUB, griping about my Sept. 22 column. She vaguely reminded 
me of George Bush with lipstick, but before I could mention it, she pounded me 
with a barrage of idiocy that I won't bother to print The gist of her argument was, 
well, I guess there was none really, but she was rather upset that I spoke of Oral 
Roberts in "such bad taste." 

I took it all in stride, though. She could've beaten me up, which was my first 
thought. She could have, too, which would've been embarrassing — being beaten up 
by George Bush. 

She raised valid points, though. "Besides, why do you write that junk in the sports 
section, anyway?" She was not pleased with the answer, but I told her anyway. I 
told her I took the job on the condition that I would be allowed my own column. 
There is no "journalistic standard" on the content or location of a column. Nor- 
mally, I do not answer questions like that, but I wanted her and the rest of you read- 
ers to know why. 

All of which brings me to my final point. I have resigned as sports editor of this 
paper. I feel the job requires someone with a broader scope of sports to handle the 
duties, which include laying out the section, hiring writers, editing copy, and writ- 
ing this column. 

I will work for the paper in other capacities, as I have always loved the newspaper 
business. However, I feel that being sports editor limits my ability to adequately 
cover other aspects of Centenary and the surrounding community that affect the col- 
lege. I will continue to write stories in those areas, similar to what I have already 
done. 

There are some great stories out there, and I want to be able to tell them, without 
keeping scores. 






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Alternative 
Dead Hour 
Progressive Jazz 
Techno Show 



Sunday 

Marly Newbrough 

Melanie Cole & Patty Tannehill 

John Adams 

James Sharpe 

Doug Robinson 



Alternative Classic Rock Tim Snell 



Metal Shop 

Alternative 
Beatles Hour 

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Reggae 

Alternative 



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Rap Hour 
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Bill Carroll 

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Jeff Shelton 

Jeanette Wood & Carta Madison 

Tuesday 

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Chris Carstens 

Mike Street 

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Wednesday 

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Electro Neo-hippie Show Tim Snell 
Dead Hour John Adams 



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6-9 Alternative 

9-12 Jazz 

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5-6 Industrial Hour 

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Karl Davis & John Landry 

David Anderson 

Jason Meyers & Craig Spiller 

Thursday 

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Jason Meyers 

Jim Pat Byrd 

Tina Moore 

Pat Boiling & Kent Knipmeyer 

Jim Pat Byrd & Tim Miller 

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Mike Bell 
John Bush 
Amy Prater 
Kurt Norden 
Tim Miler 
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Films add cultivated perspective 



By Maureen Tobin 

Postscripts Editor 



"Our purpose is to 
offer an alternative 
to commercial cin- 
ema. We want to 
offer films that you 
normally wouldn't 
be able to see. For 
us, film is an art 
form and a cultural 
document worthy 
of serious study. " 
-Jeff Hendricks 



Centenary Film Society opens its 
doors to aficionados of film and seekers 
of CP credit on Tuesday, Oct. 1 1 and 
Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the 
Turner Art Center. The fall series 
launches with Eric Rohmer's 1986 
film "Summer." 

"Summer," a bitter sweet romantic 
comedy directed by French director 
Rohmer, follows a young Parisian sec- 
retary's quest for love and happiness. 
The fifth film in Rohmer's critically-ac- 
claimed Comedies and Proverbs series, 
"Summer," has been called by 
Newsweek "profound but also sweet, 
funny, charming and even haunting." 
Vincent Canby of the New York 
Times wrote that "Summer" is "a 
movie of uncommon sensitivity and 
emotional reserves." 



Other films in the fall series are: 

Oct. 18, 20: "The Draughtsman's 
Contract" Great Britain, 1983. Director: 
Peter Greenway. 

Oct. 25, 27: "Men..." Germany, 1985. 
Director: Doris Dorie. 

Nov. 1, 3: "Sweet Hours." Spain, 
1982. Director: Carlos Saura. 

Nov. 8, 10: "The Night of the 
Hunter." U.S., 1955. Director: 
Charles Laughton. Cast: Robert 
Mitchum, Lilian Gish, Shelly 
Winters. 

'An Autumn After- 
1962. Direc'or: 



Nov. 15, 17: 
noon." Japan, 
Yasujiro Ozu. 

Nov. 29, Dec. 1: 
American Empire. 



"The Decline of tte 
" Canada (Quebec) 



1987. Director: Denys Arcand. 

"The Draughtsman's Contract" is i 
paradox: an avant-garde mystery film se 
in late 17th-century England. Mr. 
Neville, an ambitious draughtsman, is 
hired by Mrs. Herbert, the wife of a 
wealthy landowner, to produce a series 
of drawings of the Herberts' beautiful, 
moated estate and sculptured gardens. 

Mrs. Herbert, however, has more in 
mind for Mr. Neville than mere draw- 
ings, and before long Mr. Neville be- 
comes the prime suspect in a domestic 
intrigue that involves more than adul- 
tery. 

Director Dorrie sets out in "Men..." to 
show that German films are not filled 
only with "sturm und drang." She has 
created a German comedy that examines 
what men do when women aren't 
around, what they talk about, and what 
they really think of women. 

The story concerns Julius Armbrust, a 
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"Sweet Hours," directed by Carlos Saura, stars a love-stricken poet. 



discovers that his wife is leaving him 
for an obnoxious bohemian artist named 
Stefan. Dismayed by his wife's decision, 
Julius begins obsessively spying on 
Stefan; he even moves in with him un- 
der an assumed identity in order to figure 
out what's so attractive about Stefan. 
The result is a love triangle reminiscent 
of a Hollywood screwball comedy at its 
best. 

"Sweet Hours" is an achingly sweet 
memoir that blends dark humor, nostal- 
gia, domestic comedy and social com- 
ment with Director Saura's distinct 
mixture of absurdism and grace. The 
film revolves around a gentle, contem- 
plative playwright obsessed with the 
past, his sexy maid and every boy's 
dream. It explores the taboos and desires 
within the shadow of his psyche, revel- 
ling in eroticism and ending with the 
exquisite fulfillment of the ultimate 
male fantasy. 

Laughton's black and white "The 
Night of the Hunter" is considered a 
unique masterpiece of American cinema. 
A psychopathic preacher seeks hidden 
money and must deal with two innocent 
children to learn of its whereabouts. In 
this film, evil confronts and struggles 
with innocence. 

"An Autumn Afternoon," Director 
Ozu's last film, is a light mellow and 
detatched story of a father who gives up 
his only daughter into marriage. It is 



probably the best example of the purity 
of Ozu's style and sublte beauty of his 
color photography. 

Winner of the New York Critics 
Award for Best Foreign Film of 1986, 
and recipient of 13 Genie Award nomi- 
nations, "The Decline of the American 
Empire" is an erotic comedy about love 
and sex in which Director Arcand ex- 
poses the psyches of his middle-aged 
subjects, all of whom have been 
painfully frustrated in their quest ful- 
fillment through sexual expression. 

All films will be shown in their 
original language with English subti- 
tles. 

Centenary Film Society, supported by 
Dr. Jeff Hendricks, assistant 
professor of English, and Bruce 
Allen, assistant professor of art and 
assistant curator of Meadows Museum, 
sponsors all the films. 

"Our purpose is to offer an alternative to 
commercial cinema. We want to offer 
films that you norma wouldn't be 
able to see. Fo r «, fii. , i s an art form 
and a cultural >ci »ient worthy of 
serious stuc'y," Hendricks explains. 

Admission is $1 for Centenary stu- 
dents on Thursday nights only and 
$2.50 for general admission. CP credit 
is available. This semester, all films 
will be shown twice, both on Tuesday 
and Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. in the 
Turner Art Center. 



12 THE CONGLOMERATE, OCTOBER 6, 1988 



Production is a 'farce 1 



By John R. Bush 

Staff Writer 

"Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" 
opens at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse 
tonight at 8 p.m., for a seven-perfor- 
mance run ending Sunday, Oct. 16. 

One of two new scripts scheduled for 
MLP's 1988-89 season, "Musical Com- 
edy Murders of 1940" is the latest work 
of playwright John Bishop. 

"Musical Comedy Murders" was de- 
scribed by national critics as "an ingenu- 
ous and wildly comic romp," "a nakedly 
silly and relentlessly convoluted murder- 
mystery plot" and "the intelligent per- 
son's kind of nonsense." 

Of "Comedy Murders," junior 
Jonathan Niel said, "It is common 
people getting into weird situations. 
We're snowed in and there's a killer 
loose. We're trapped and we have to face 



the outcome; try to figure out who the 
murderer is before he gets us." 

The play takes place in New Jersey in a 
mansion disguising a maze of secret 
passages. The mansion's owner is not 
even sure of all of the passages. The year 
is 1940 and the snow suggests winter. 

Besides Niel, the cast of "Comedy 
Murders" includes MLP familiars 
Charles Jimenez, senior, James 
McGuire, senior, and Michael 
Pilgreen, as well as Betsy Baldwin, 
junior, Angie Brown, sophomore, 
Laura Ellis, senior, Christine 
Milligan, sophomore, and Keisha 
Snyder. Robert Busieck, chairman 
of the theater/speech department, is 
director. 

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Saturday, Oct. 7-8, and Oct. 13-15, with 
a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Oct. 16. 
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Many people do not realize the wealth 
of musical genius that goes virtually 
"unsung" because of the apathetic atti- 
tude people have toward underground 
bands or experimental music. It is amaz- 
ing that so many good bands pass 
through Shreveport virtually unnoticed 
by an audience that would just as soon 
kick back to ar over-polished, highly 
publicized Tiffany album. 

Why is it that so many people are 
seemingly "afraid" to experience a sound 
that is different, maybe even bordering 
on bizarre? If you think about it, most 
people believe that listeners of college 
music are spaced-out, rowdy college stu- 
dents with weird haircuts. 



Maybe this stereotype stems from the 
restless desires of people who want more 
than the staid lifestyle their peers lead. 
Why settle for something that has been 
tried and accepted as "normal" when there 
is so much diverse new music to exper- 
iment with? 

I've heard so much talk lately about 
political apathy, but I think apathy is a 
disease which can spread to all aspects of 
one's life. 

For example, a percentage of your stu- 
dent fees goes to fund KSCL, Cente- 
nary's college radio station, but it isn't 
even played downstairs in the Student 
Union Building. It's as if people are say- 
ing, lets have a venue for alternative 
college music, just so long as it stays 
hidden upstairs. 

If you want to encourage growth in the 
media, you can't stifle its expansion by 
ignoring it. Many up-and-coming bands 
play at various clubs around town, but 
the turnout is usually so poor that one 
has to wonder if it was worth it for the 
group to travel to Shreveport. 

Like college radio, these clubs also 
need the support of patrons who care 
about keeping new music in the city. 
College music is as much a choice of the 
listener as any other type of music; 
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Compiled from the diary of a true food fiend ... 

A Selected Shreveport Eats Guide 



By Maggi Madden 

Managing Editor 

Has anyone ever told you Shreveport is 
a cultural backwater, a culinary cesspool? 
Don't be alarmed; it's not true. Shreve- 
port has plenty of great places to eat, no 
matter what size your wallet is on any 
given day. 

Listed below is a sampling of this 
hungry reporter's favorite eat spots. Most 
of these are unique to Shreveport; you 
won't find them anywhere else. 

The pricing guides are approximate, but 
in general "very inexpensive" means en- 
trees priced under $5, "inexpensive" is 
under $7, "moderate" is from $5 to $12, 
and "expensive" is $10 and up. 

Brocato's Restaurant, 189 E. Kings 
Highway. Everything is good, but the 
seafood is excellent. Trout a la Brocato, 
fish baked in a paper bag with cheese and 
crabmeat dressing, is a treat you won't 
soon forget. Service is excellent. Bro- 
cato's is closed Mondays, and prices are 
moderate. 

Clancy's, 4460 Youree Drive, has 
scrumptious gourmet hamburgers and 
very good fried appetizers — the moz- 
zarella is especially good. Prices are 
inexpensive to moderate. 

Counter Culture, 203 E. Kings 
Highway, means more than frozen yo- 
gurt. The ham and swiss sandwich with 
hot mustard is a favorite, and the Avo- 
cado Delight sandwich is also a goodie. 
In the yogurt department, the Country 
Coolers — fruit juices whipped with plain 
yogurt — and David's Drink are great 
pick-me-ups. Prices are inexpensive. 

The Cub Kitchen, 3002 Girard be- 
hind Shooters', is one of those hole-in- 
the-wall places just waiting to be 
discovered. Mexican food is the spe- 
cialty; combination nachos and the soft 
taco are good choices. Prices are inex- 
pensive. 

Don's Seafood & Steak House, 

Highland at Kings, has mouth-watering 
crab meat au gratin: it's good and cheesy. 
Lump crab meat salad is another treat. 
Prices are moderate to expensive, but 
check out the lunch specials because 
they're cheaper than dinner. 



Dudley & Gerald's South 
Louisiana Kitchen, 2421 E. 70th, 
has great food any way you go about it. 
The fried shrimp dinner is especially 
good, and the boiled crawfish plates are 
popular. D & G's also has undoubtedly 
the best bread pudding in town. Have 
lunch on the patio on a pretty day. Prices 
are moderate. 



Freeman & Harris Cafe, 317 West- 
ern Avenue, has everything from seafood 
to soul food. The fresh-squeezed lemon- 
ade is so good it'll make your eyes water. 
Nobody should miss out on the stuffed 
shrimp plate — it's extra spicy. Other fa- 
vorites are red beans and rice and corn- 
bread that melts in your mouth. Prices 
are inexpensive. 



George's Grill, Murrel's and 

Strawn's Eat Shop. Is there anything 
original left to say about the big three? 
Murrel's and Strawn's have first-rate pies, 
and George's biscuits can't be beat for 
Saturday morning breakfast Prices are, 
of course, very inexpensive. 



Top Ten Eats 

L'ltaliano 
Queen Chinese 

Restaurant 
Dudley & Geralds 
Herby-K 

Restaurant 
Sansone's 
Freeman & Harris 

Cafe 
Leon's Barbecue 
Lutece French 

Bakery 
Pizza King 
Cub Kitchen 



Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, 

7008 Pines Road, close to the interstate, 
specializes in Mandarin cuisine. They 
have excellent lunch specials.The fried 
rice is a good bet Go for the good food, 
not for the atmosphere. It's worth the 
drive. Prices are inexpensive. 

Gumbeaux's Louisiana Deli, 101 

Kings Highway, has great sandwiches, 
especially the shrimp poboy. The 
seafood salad is tasty, and the stuffed 
shrimp is a treat — not as spicy as Free- 
man & Harris's. Prices are inexpensive 
to moderate. 



Herby-K Restaurant, 1833 Pierre 
Avenue, is home of the Shrimp Buster, 
and you haven't lived until you've eaten 
one. It's a plate of jumbo shrimp flat- 
tened, battered and fried crispy, served 
with Herby-K's original cocktail sauce. 
The gumbo can't be beat if you like very 
dark roux. 

The restaurant seats less than 30, so it's 
hard to get a table during peak munching 

hours. There's usually a seat at the 
counter, though, where customers can 
chat with Jimmy, watch television and 
look at the huge collection of beer cans, 
drink trays and other novelties on the 
back wall. Prices are moderate. 



The Italian Garden, 5765 S. 
Lakeshore Drive, has lasagne to write 
home about and great fettucine alfredo. 
For dessert they have a heavenly choco- 
late mousse. The restaurant also boasts 
an excellent wine selection. The Italian 
Garden is closed on Mondays and open 
for dinner only Tuesday through Sunday. 
Prices are moderate to expensive. 



Jacquelyn's Cafe, 1324 Louisiana 
Avenue downtown, is popular for its 
sandwich menu. The roast beef sandwich 
is one of the best. The cafe offers big 
servings for low prices, and the almond 
pie is a special treat. It is open only for 
lunch, and prices are inexpensive. 

L'ltaliano, 701 Barksdale Boulevard in 
Bossier City, wins hands down as my 
favorite restaurant. Especially yummy 
are Eggplant Parmagiana and all the veal 
dishes. Be careful not to stuff yourself 
because the desert tray is simply amaz- 
ing. The service is excellent and prices 
are moderate to expensive with inexpen- 
sive lunch specials. 

Leon's Smoked Turkey, 303 E. 
Kings Highway, can do more than 
smoke your Thanksgiving turkey. Leon's 
has good barbecue plates and sandwiches. 
The beef sandwich with extra sauce is 
great, and the turkey sandwich is nothing 
to sneeze at either. Prices are in- 
expensive. 



Lutece French Bakery, 1409 E. 70th 
Street. Pastry lovers will find it an effort 
not to drool. Lutece has heavenly cre- 
ations of pastry, fillings and fruit, and 
very good quiche to boot. The atmo- 
sphere is charming, and prices are inex- 
pensive. 



Monjunis, 1315 Louisiana Avenue 
downtown, is another lunch-only place. 
They'll serve you up a steaming meat- 
loaf-sized portion of lasagne for a 
reasonable price. 



Nanking Restaurant, 614 Milam 
downtown. Good when you're drunk and 
even when you're not. Nanking is the 
Murrel's of Chinese food. The homemade 
bread is good and the egg rolls are 
greasy- wonderful. When everything else 
downtown is closed, Nanking is still 
open. Prices are inexpensive. 



Nicky's Mexican Restaurant, 1400 
Airline Drive in Bossier. There are sev- 
eral other Nicky's locations, but this one 
has the best cantina atmosphere. It's a 
good place to brush up on your Spanish, 
and they have the best chips and hot 
sauce in town. You can get a huge order 
of them to go. Prices are inexpensive to 
moderate. 



Notini's Restaurant, 2029 Airline 
Drive in Bossier, has an unbeatable 
Wednesday night spaghetti special, but 
go early or you won't get a table. No- 
tini's is closed on Sundays, and prices are 
inexpensive. 



The Pickle Barrel, Pierremont at 
Line in Town Oak Square, has a mind- 
boggling menu of 64 sandwiches to 
tickle your tastebuds. One of the more 
original offerings The Politician. The 
menu reads, "The ingredients constantly 
change, you tell us what you want, we 
prepare it on a cost plus basis; beware of 
overruns, can be eaten out of both sides 
of your mouth." Another is The Count 
of Monte Christo — turkey, ham and 
swiss cheese with jelly on French toast. 
The menu itself is worth reading just for 
fun. 

The Pizza King, 136 E. Kings 
Highway, has pizza that tastes home- 
made. It's definitely not assembly line 
pizza — tasty crust and plenty of top- 
pings. It takes a little longer, but it's 
worth the wait. Prices are moderate. 

Podnuh's Bar B Q, 1 146 Shreveport- 
Barksdale Highway, is a personal favorite 
for barbecue. They have yummy sauce 
and great fixin's — the best beans and 
potato salad around. Prices are inex- 
pensive. 

Queen Chinese Restaurant, 1846 
Fairfield in the Fountain Tower, special- 
izes in Mandarin cuisine. The service is 
exceptionally friendly; they remember 
regular customers. Everything is good, 
especially the sweet and sour dishes. 
Prices are moderate to expensive. 

Sansone's Supper Club, 701 E. 

Kings Highway, is for splurge nights 
when you want to impress your date. 
Seafood and steaks are best bets. The 
Fillet of Sole Almondine is especially 
good. Prices are expensive. 

Shogun of Japan, 1409 E. 70th 
Street, is a good place for a first date: if 
you can't think of anything to talk 
about, you can watch the show. In fact, 
watching the chefs prepare dinner is rea- 
son enough to go all by itself. Prices are 
moderate to expensive. 

Smith's Cross Lake Inn, 5301 S. 
Lakeshore Drive, has a beautiful view of 
Cross Lake from the dining room. It's a 
nice place for special dates: the head 
waiter will sing and serve cake for birth- 
days and anniversaries. The steaks are 
excellent, and the combination shrimp 
plate is a good choice — it comes with 
stuffed, fried and grilled shrimp. The 
Italian salad is also good. Prices are ex- 
pensive. 

Superior Bar & Grill, 6123 Line 
Avenue. Yes, Superior does serve some- 
thing besides alcohol and those itty bitty 
buffet goodies. This is probably the best 
Mexican food in town. The burrito plate 
is certainly one of the best values 
around. Prices are moderate. 

What's Cookin' Deli & Restau- 
rant, 1134 Shreveport-Barksdale, has 
big servings at reasonable prices. My fa- 
vorites are blackened chicken breast — 
beware, it's hot!!! — and shrimp au gratin. 
The sandwiches are good, and those little 
pies — simply yummy. What can I say? 
If it's Chef Jake's, it's got to be good. 
Prices are inexpensive to moderate. 



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THE CONG LOMERATE. OCTOBER 6, 1988 15 



HIGH PROFILE: 



Doc MacRoberts: Curmudgeon 



By John R. Bush 

Staff Writer 



MacRoberts Bio 

Birthday: Sept. 28, 1941 

Born: Shreveport, La. 

Degrees: B.A. - University 
of Arizona, 1963: 
Anthropology; PhD. - 
University of California, 
Berkeley, 1968: 
Anthropology; Post 
Doctorate - Oxford 
University 1969-71 

Favorite Quote: 
"When in danger 
When in doubt 
Run in circles 
Scream and shout." 

Favorite Music: 
Minimalist 

Favorite Song: Song from 
Liquid Days - Philip 
Glass 

Favorite Food: Indian 
(sans feathered)/Cajun 



Magale Library at night is hardly the 
same as Magale Library during the day. 

For starters, gone are the regular 
staffers buzzing around taking care of 
business. 

Instead, late-night patrons of the library 
are greeted by a resurrection of Karl 
Marx sitting behind the circulation 
desk. His moccasined feet are usually 
propped on the desk in front of him as he 
ceaselessly reads a book. 

Late-night regulars know that the book 
he reads is not "Das Kapital;" he is not 
from Germany; he is not a resurrection; 
and he is not old enough at 47 to be the 
original Karl Marx. 



Michael MacRoberts — known as 
Doc to students who work with him — 
is a native resident of Shreveport, is an 
anthropologist by degree and is currently 
reading a book on botany. 

Besides saying that he was born in 
Shreveport on September 28, 1941, and 
went to school in New Mexico, Mac- 
Roberts is mum on growing up. 

After graduating in 1963 with a bache- 
lor's degree in anthropology from the 
University of Arizona, where he met his 
future wife, MacRoberts spent time in 
London, where he got married in the 
Registry Office. 

Within days of their wedding, the new- 
lyweds went to Gibraltar, where they 
studied the social behavior of Barbary 
apes. 

In 1968, MacRoberts earned his Ph.D. 
from the University of California, 
Berkeley. Asked about his time at 
Berkeley, he says, "I protested every- 
thing. I burned my bra; I burned my draft 
card; I threw Molotov cocktails." 

When asked to verify these claims, 
though, he stated emphatically, "No, I 
didn't burn my draft card; besides, they 
have ways of finding you without your 
draft card. And no, I didn't throw any 
Molotov cocktails, but I did march ... 
Mostly we protested for the sake of 
protesting, because that's what everyone 
else was doing." 

MacRoberts describes his politics as 
"just left of Jesse Jackson." 

From Berkeley, MacRoberts went back 
to England, to Oxford University, where 
he did post-doctorate work while study- 
ing seagulls. 

In 1971, MacRoberts returned to Cali- 
fornia, to the Hastings Natural History 
Reservation in Monterey, where he stud- 
ied acorn woodpeckers and ecology. 

Since the mid-1970s MacRoberts says 
he has been studying "science as a social 
institution" as well as publishing arti- 
cles. 

In 1985 he started his current study of 
pitcher plant bogs in Louisiana. He ex- 
plains, "These rare habitats [of the bogs] 
are found in five western parishes but 
only cover a few hundred acres in total." 

MacRoberts explains that "It is up to 
the National Forest Service to save the 
bogs, but most pitcher plant bogs have 
been destroyed by logging." 

Every week or two weeks during the 
summer when the plants are in bloom 



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Everyone 's who's anyone will be gathering in the shell 
on Tuesday, October 1 1 . 

Why? 
There will be a concert in the shell performed by Charles 
& Alicia Gaby. 

And if I forget? 
You can't forget because dinner will be served just out- 
side the shell that evening. 

OK, how much is it? 
It's free because it's sponsored by the Student Activities 
Board. 





PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 

"Doc," Magale's late night librarian, reads to constructively pass the time away. 



MacRoberts and his wife go down to the 
Kisatchie National Forest and "collect 
plants, press them, and identify them." 

He claims that the importance of sav- 
ing the bogs lies in the comfort of 
thinking that "the very delicate balance" 
of the bogs still exists. "We need quiet 
time free of the clutter of the human 
mess. The idea is refreshing." 

MacRoberts says he knows the time 
has arrived to start a new project when 
"you just get tired. You find out every- 
thing you want to know. You finalize it, 
you publish some papers, and it's out of 
your system. You move on to some- 
thing else." 

He says that he always knows what his 
next project will be before he ends his 
current one, so there is never a lag be- 
tween projects. 

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MacRoberts conducts all of his research 
projects with the assistance of his wife. 
While she attends to her job as a writer 
and scientific editor at LSU Medical 
Center, Doc cleans house, cooks dinner 
and vacuums the floors. 

He responds with an emphatic "No!" 
when asked if he has children.. Why? 
"Because I don't want the damned 
things!" 

When asked to describe himself, Mac- 
Roberts says he is a "curmudgeon" — an 
irascible person — "That's just the image 
I try to portray." But he quickly adds, 
"That's not something a person admits to 
wanting to do." 

MacRoberts claims that, although only 
seen by late-night visitors to the library, 
few people have misconceptions about 
him. With one exception — "My wife, 
she is full of them." 




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ALPHA CHI There is an Alpha 
Chi induction meeting on Oct. 16 
at 5:30 p.m. in the small chapel. 
There is also a regular meeting 
following. 

CONVOCATION On Thurs- 
day, Oct. 13 the convocation will 
host Dr. James Wall, editor of 
The Christian Century. The 
convocation is being held in 
Kilpatrick Auditorium at 11:10 
a.m. CP Credit. 

HANDBELLS Additional 
ringers are welcome to become 
Centenary Handbell Ringers. Pro- 
fessor William Teague directs the 
group which meets each Tuesday 
morning at 1 1 a.m. in the rear 
office of Brown Chapel. 

MSM Centenary's Methodist 
Student Movement holds its 
meetings every Thursday in Kil- 
patrick Auditorium from 5 p.m. 
to 6:30 p.m. Steeple worship is 
every Wednesday at 10 p.m. in 
Brown Chapel. 

PEGASUS Centenary's student 
literary and arts magazine 
summons writers, artists and 
"would-be's" to SUB 201 today 
and next Thursday anytime be- 
tween 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Bring 
short stories, essays, jokes, com- 
ics, photographs, drawings, 
paintings, and everything you 
want published. 

SENIOR TEST DATES Test 
dates for the GMAT, GRE and 
LSAT are as follows: Registration 
for the GMAT closes Dec. 26 for 
the Jan. 28 test. Registration for 
the GRE closes Oct. 31 for the 
Dec. 10 test, Dec. 27 for the Feb. 
4 test, March 1 for the April 8 test 
and May 1 for the June 3 test. 
Registration for the LSAT closes 
Nov. 3 for the Dec. 3 test and Jan. 
12 for the Feb. litest. 

SPORTSWRITERS The 

Conglomerate is looking for 
sportswriters. No experience is 
necessary, and you will be paid. 
For more information contact 
Maggi Madden, managing editor, 




To sum up the description-defying Carman, this observation 
has been offered: "His is a performance undeniably in the grand 
tradition of all-American showmanship: a dazzling blend of 
street-smart storytelling, personal reminiscence, high drama, 
broad humor, and smoothly choreographed stage moves, all tied 
up in a flashy musical package." 

Carman Dominic Licciardello, known as Carman to most 
people, is a contemporary Christian singer who is coming to 
Shreveport on Oct 22. 

Following several instances of meeting the message of Jesus 
Christ head on-through talks with and the constant prayers of his 
sister-Carman gave his life to the Lord. 

Some of Carman's albums include "Some-O-Dat," "Sunday's On 
The Way," and "Carman Live ... Radically Saved." 

It is not so much what Carman does that seems to appeal to his 
listeners, but rather what Carman is that is the most important 
element. Go see him on Oct. 22 at the Municipal Auditorium, 

Martha Stuckey 

Clipboard Editor 



at 869-5269. 

YONCOPIN The Yoncopin 
would like to inform all students 
that the 1988-89 individual pic- 
tures will be taken Oct. 17, 18 and 
19. Please plan to participate and 
watch for signs on campus. For 
more information contact Cathy 
Smith at 869-5265. 



MEADOWS MUSEUM There 
will be a "20th Century Watercol- 
ors" exhibit at the museum until 
Oct. 30. This exhibit illustrates 
that the rule in watercolor is that 
there is no rule. CP Credit. 



NORTON ART GALLERY "A 

Select View," an exhibition of 46 
American paintings, is on display 
at the Norton Art Gallery until 
Oct 9. Museum hours are 1 p.m. 
to 5 p.m. daily, except Monday, 
and admission is free. 



MUSIC 



CENTENARY WIND 
ENSEMBLE The Centenary 
College Wind Ensemble will 
perform in Hurley Auditorium on 
Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. 
Admission is free. CP Credit. 

ORGAN RECITAL On Oct. 25 
Nancy Cooper is giving an organ 
concert. The concert will be held 



in Brown Chapel at 8 p.m. CP 
Credit. 

SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY 

On Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday 
Oct. 16, at 8 p.m. the Shreveport 
Symphony will be playing at the 
Strand Theatre. For tickets call 
the Strand box office. 



THEATRE 



"BROADWAY BOUND" On 

Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. the Strand is 
showing Neil Simon's production 
"Broadway Bound." For ticket 
information call the Strand 
Theatre at 226-1481. 

MARJORIE LYONS 
PLAYHOUSE The 1988-89 
season at Marjorie Lyons will start 
Oct. 6 with the production of "The 
Musical Comedy Murders of 
1940." The show will run through 
Oct. 16 with all shows starting at 
8 p.m. except for a 2 p.m. matinee 
on Oct. 16. Students and faculty 
are reminded that they can reserve 
free tickets by calling the Play- 
house at 869-5242. CP Credit. 



Movies are being shown on 
Monday, Wednesday and 
Thursday. All movies will be 
shown on the SUB stage at 9 p.m. 

Oct. 6 Taps 

Oct. 10 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 

Oct. 12 Streetcar Named Desire 

Oct. 1 3 The Long Hot Summer 

Oct. 17 The Princess Bride 

Oct. 19 Breakfast at Tiffany's 

Oct. 20 All of Me 

Oct. 24 Sixteen Candles 

Oct. 26 About Last Night 

Oct. 27 St. Elmo's Fire 

Oct. 31 Nightmare on Elm Street 

Nov. 2 Omen 

Nov. 4 Damien - Omen II 

Nov. 7 Robin Hood 






Clipboard is The Conglomerate's entertain- 
ment calendar and schedule of campus events. 
All submissions should be turned in or sent to the 
Postscripts Editor in the Conglomerate office on 
or before the Friday preceding publication. The 
address is P. O. Box 41 188, Centenary College, 
Shreveport, LA, 71 104. 

The list of Cultural Perspectives is not com- 
plete. Check signs posted on campus or with Dr. 
Bettinger for a complete list 



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Centenary College of Louisiana Vol. 83, No.4 




October 27, 1988 



College Press Service 



Senate considers raising fees 



By Erica Johnson 

Staff Writer 

Students may need to save a little extra 
cash this summer as enrollment costs are 
on the increase. Besides the usual 
increases in tuition and room and board, 
which can most likely be expected, 
student fees may also face a hike. The 
Student Government Association is 
discussing an increase of $15 per 
semester in student fees. 

Sophomore Senator David Fern made 
the proposal to the Student Senate. He 
explained that the reasons for the 
proposal stem from the fact that 
approximately 70 percent of student fees 
are used to finance the four media 
departments — KSCL, The Conglomerate, 
the Yoncopin and Pegasus. The remain- 
ing funds are used for student accident 
insurance and SGA-sponsored events 
such as entertainment and forums. 

Fern emphasized that due to increasing 
costs for the media the Senate is facing a 
budget crunch. Each year a little more of 



the budget is allocated to the media, 
leaving the Senate less to use for ex- 
pansion of programs, such as establish- 
ing an infirmary on campus. 

"I think it's poor management that we 
haven't accounted for inflation. Right 
now, certain senate-funded organizations 
are facing a tough budget crisis. Sooner 
or later some program will have to be cut 
unless student fees are raised," Fern said. 

SGA Treasurer Bill Carroll, senior, 
said that he would support an increase in 
student fees because "student fees have 
not been raised for the past three years 
while costs to run the media and SGA 
have risen ... Also, we hope to finance 
some type of infirmary. If we don't raise 
student fees, the media will lose the 
most." 

Janna Knight, SGA President, 
junior, explained that although the 
proposed increase would definitely help 
the media, "it is really to strengthen all 
of our [SGA] programs, so that we don't 
have to cut out anything and we can 
round out all the activities." She em- 



phasized that, "raising student fees was 
one of the main goals at the SGA retreat 
so the senate can serve the students 
well." 

Media heads sophomore Tricia 
Matthew, editor of The Conglomerate, 
and junior Cathy Smith, editor of 
The Yoncopin both voiced their support 
of Fern's proposal. 

The last time student fees were 
increased was in 1985 when they went 
from $60 to $70 per semester. The 
reasons for that increase were complaints 
about the media including a $10 
yearbook charge, poor quality of KSCL's 
signal and four-page issues of The 
Conglomerate. When questioned about 
the specific reasons for the 1985 increase, 
however, several senators did not know 
this. Before 1985, student fees had not 
been raised since 1976. 

Some students would be willing to 
accept another increase in fees if a 
specific purpose was outlined as in 1985. 
"We definitely need an infirmary, and I 
would gladly pay more in student fees if 



that's what the money would be used 
for," said freshman Jeff Hetrick. 

Darin Jacobson, senior, is concerned 
that student fees are not used for the 
majority of the students that pay them. "I 
think it's unfair to raise student fees 
when not all the students can participate 
in the activities their money pays for. 
Several events take place off campus so 
alcohol can be served and this excludes 
some students. Also, students should get 
an itemized list of where their money 
goes." 

Fern believes that the increase should 
be implemented as early as this spring 
semester. According to Dick Anders, 
dean of students, because the fee is part 
of the published contract in the student 
catalog, it cannot legally be changed 
until next fall. Then, it will take a 
referendum vote to make the change. 



see "Senate" page 5 



Job market appears optimistic 



By Shelly Thomas 

Staff Writer 

"Not since 1978 has a year-end quarter 
appeared so optimistic," noted 
"Manpower Inc. Employment Outlook 
Survey" in its 1988 fourth quarter report 
on the southern job market. The survey 
figures a net increase in projected Wrings 
of 23 percent, stating, "The South, 
unimpeded by cold weather in the winter 
months, is somewhat more optimistic 
than other areas." 

According to this report, the leading 
areas of projected hiring include educa- 
tion, manufacturing of durable goods, 
service industries and wholesale and retail 
trade. 

"The requests that we have had are for 
retail positions," says Lee Anne 
Turner, director of career planning and 
placement. She cites requests from Dil- 
lard's, Xerox and Brookshires that affirm 
the Manpower report 

Max Reibolt, treasurer at Beall- 
Ladymon, says that they "feel very good 
about business in Shreveport and 
Bossier," and that they are planning to 
expand in this area, which means more 
jobs. He also says that the economy "has 
shown some life recently." 

Linda Nowell, assistant manager at 
Ellis Pottery, agrees with the former 



statement by noting that "sales are defi- 
nitely up from this time last year." 

Sue Tunnell, general manager of the 
Hilton Inn-Bossier, disagrees with the 
projection for the service industries in 
the area. She says, "Our industry is at 
the worst it has ever been. If I could keep 
what I have right now (in terms of em- 
ployees), I would be elated." She does, 
however, attribute some of this to the 
local economy. 

Turner notes that growth in the educa- 
tion field is most likely in the areas of 
great city expansion like Atlanta, Geor- 
gia, and Raleigh, North Carolina: "I 
would project that education growth will 
not be in Louisiana." 

The Manpower survey also reports a 
net 20 percent increase in the nation's 
hiring projections . 

John D. Shingleton and L . 
Patrick Scheetz, of Michigan State 
University, created a list of academic 
majors determined by the availability of 
jobs in that area. 

Shingleton and Scheetz listed business 
and management, computer and informa- 
tion sciences, engineering and health 
professions as academic majors where 
there are more jobs than candidates. 

Academic majors including mathemat- 
ics, physical science, agriculture, archi- 



tecture and environmental design, educa- 
tion and library science were classified as 
"Jobs Equal to Candidates Available." 

Those majors where there were more 
candidates man jobs included biological 
sciences, communications, fine and ap- 
plied arts, foreign languages, home eco- 
nomics, interdisciplinary sciences, let- 
ters, natural resources, psychology, pub- 
lic affairs and services, and social sci- 
ences. 

The "CPC Salary Survey" for Septem- 



ber, 1988, lists current salary-offer aver- 
ages for many fields. 

The offers include $1,996 per month 
for accountants and auditors, $1,698 per 
month for business administration, 
$2,241 per month for computer 
programers, $1,800 per month for retail 
and wholesale sales, $1,688 per month 
for communications occupations, $2,437 
per month for engineers, $2,366 per 
month for health-related occupations and 
$1,383 per month for social workers and 
recreational workers. 



TOP PAYING PROFESSIONS 



$163,000 Surgeon 



Psychiatrist 



Osteopath 



Dentist 



Veterinarian 



Chiropractor 



Orthodontist 



Aerospace Engineer 



$145,000- 



$125^00 



$105,000- 



$85,000. 



563,000. 



$45,000. 



Source: October 1988 issue of Moving Up Magmtine 



Graphic By Troy Morgan 



2 THE CONGLOMERATE. OCTOBER 27, 1988 




Senate, SAB 
sponsor dance 

On Nov. 5, the Student Senate and the 
Student Activities Board will sponsor a 
semi-formal dance for all Centenary stu- 
dents at the Radisson Hotel in Shreve- 
port. The dance will last from 9:00 p.m. 
to 1:00 a.m. and will feature live music 
by two bands. There will be a cash bar, 
and identification will be checked. 
Invitations will come through the mail. 



Cruise lines offer 
full-time jobs 

Cruise Lines International offers em- 
ployment information and job listings 
on over 40 cruise ship lines. Companies 
are recruiting now to fill positions 
available for the winter, spring and next 
summer. 

This unique employment opportunity 
offers above average wages and lots of 
fun. Although designed to suit the indi- 
vidual with short-term plans, the posi- 
tions can advance into full-time careers. 
The cruise ship companies will pay for 
all interview expenses — room and board, 
laundry, medical coverage and on-board 
training. 

Many positions are available. For more 
information, students should send their 
name and address to Cruise Lines 
International, 444 Bricknell Avenue, 
Plaza 51353, Miami, Fla., 33131-2492. 



Political discussion 
group organized 

Students for Political Action and Dis- 
cussion meet every Monday at 7:30 p.m. 
in the room 8 of the library basement. 
This group presents facts about current 
issues such as the death penalty, racism 
and legalization of drugs for discussion. 

Any students interested and willing to 
share their opinions are invited to attend. 
Officers are sophomore Sean O'Neal, 
convenor, sophomore Jeff Kradel, 
secretary, and sophomore Caroline 
Carroll, treasurer. 

Fraternities plan 
diabetes fund raiser 



Phi Mu and Kappa Alpha Order at 
LSUS are combining efforts to raise 
money for the Northwest Chapter of the 
American Diabetes Association by co- 
sponsoring the Ninth Annual Walk to 
Defeat Diabetes on Sunday, Nov. 6 on 
Clyde Fant Parkway beginning at 2 p.m. 
Prizes include a $300 shopping spree at 
various area businesses, a weekend for 
two at the Ramada Inn in Metairie plus 
$100 spending money, and dinner for 
two at 10 different restaurants. 

Registration forms are available by 
contacting the American Diabetes Asso- 
ciation office at 425-2819. Phi Mu and 
Kappa Alpha will also be distributing 
them at various businesses around 
Shreveport and Bossier City. 



Friendship program 
offers host families 

International students at Centenary have 
the opportunity to participate in the 
Friendship International House. Forty- 
three locations throughout the United 
States have been set up to accommodate 
international students for the Christmas 
Holidays. 

The host families participating in the 
program provide a place to stay, food and 
activities from December 17, 1988, to 
January 1, 1989. 

The application $20 application fee 
covers the costs of materials. The only 
other cost is travel expense to and from 
the city the student will visit Interested 
students can pick up applications in the 
Assistant Dean of Students' office in 
Hamilton Hall. 

Professor, students 
give seminar 

Dr. Alice Berry, associate professor 
of foreign languages, and several students 
who have participated in various study 
abroad programs are holding a seminar 
on Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. in the south 
cafeteria. 

Berry encourages students in every ma- 
jor with an interest in studying abroad to 
come to next Friday's meeting. 

The seminar will be held in two parts. 
First Berry will give information about 
several programs offered not only at 
Centenary, but at other colleges as well. 
After her presentation, students who have 
participated in various programs will 
offer hands-on-advice about studying 
abroad 

Refreshments will be served. 

SGA reorganizes 
cafeteria committee 

The SGA reformed the cafeteria 
committee as a result of student feedback 
concerning the changes in the cafeteria 
and the Jukebox Cafe. The goal of this 
committee is to establish better commu- 
nication between the students and the 
cafeteria staff. 

The committee meets with cafeteria 
staff every two weeks to discuss student 
complaints and suggestions. The staff 
explains cafeteria policies and budgets. 
These meetings are designed to prevent 
future boycotts and deal with student 
complaints. 

Students should give their suggestions 
and complaints to the cafeteria represen- 
tative for their dormitory. 



Fund extends 
scholarships 

The Ralph McGill Scholarship Fund is 
offering scholarships for the 1989-90 
school year of up to $2,000 each to stu- 
dents with southern backgrounds who 
have completed at least two years of col- 
lege and demonstrate a long-time interest 
in the news and editorial phase of news- 
papering. Applications may be obtained 
from The Ralph McGill Scholarship 
Fund, Box 4689, Atlanta, Ga., 30302. 



Give Yourself 

Over to Absolute 

Pleasure 

TONIGHT 

Centenary's SGA/SAB 
Presents the 

> Rocky Horror 
Picture SFiotv 

at 8:00 
in the Shell. 



BUSH BLHSTU! 



Thursday Nov. 2, 1 988 

7:00pm 

Bossier Civic Center 

Food, Fun, Entertainment, 

Free Beverages with Student ID 






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Programs offer studies abroad 



By Tonia Norman 

Staff Writer 

Opportunities for study and travel experience abound 
beyond the walls of Centenary College. In recent years, 
several programs have been established at Centenary to 
provide such opportunities for students. 

♦Fulbright Fellowships 

The Ful' dght Program, organized in 1961 by the U.S. 
government, provides financial support to U.S. citizens 
and natior dls of other countries for the pursuit of advanced 
research and/or graduate study in countries outside the 
United : : tates. 

This h.ghly competitive program is open to graduating 
seniors and graduate and doctoral students. The applicant 
must outline his/her proposed study to be completed in one 
country within one academic year. Applicants must also 
have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken 
language of the host country. Each country determines 
preferred study areas for each year. Applications, which 
must be submitted by Oct. 31, 1988, may be obtained from 
Dr. Dorothy Gwin, dean of the college. 

*Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities 

The Mellon Fellowships, administered by The Woodrow 
Wilson National Fel owship Foundation, promotes doc- 
toral study which leads to a career of teaching and scholar- 
ship in a humanistic field of study. The Fellowships pro- 
vide a stipend of $ 1 1 ,000 and tuition and fees for up to three 
consecutive yeais of doctoral study at institutions in the 
U.S. and Canada. 

Any citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada 
who can present evidence of outstanding academic prom- 
ise may apply. Candidacy must be initiated by faculty 
nomination, which must be submitted to the Regional 
Chairman by Nov. 7, 1988. Nominees will be sent further 
information. 

These fellowships are not for fields of study in the social 
sciences (except history) or professional fields of educa- 
tion, law, library sciences or social work. The dean's office 
can be contacted for more information 

*Rhodes Scholarships 

The Rhodes Scholarship Program, founded by Cecil 
John Rhodes, allows U.S. citizens to compete for awards 
leading to two years of graduate study at Oxford Univer- 
sity. This very competitive scholarship program is open to 
graduating seniors under 24 who show academic promise, 
high morality, active athleticism and integrity. 



Students should apply in one of the 50 states where they 
have received at least two years of college training. The 
Scholarship deadline for application for the 1989 academic 
year awards was October 24, 1988, but now is the time to 
begin organizing for the 1990 awards. For more informa- 
tion, contact Dr. Lee Morgan, professor of English. 

♦Rotary Scholarships 

The Rotary Scholarship Program, a national program 
sponsored by the Rotarian Clubs of America, provides a 
generous stipend to U.S. students for graduate study and 
travel outside of the the United States. The award covers 
one year of independent foreign study at selected universi- 
ties in countries where Rotarians are founded. 

Students apply in their senior year or immediately upon 
graduating for awards beginning in September of the next 
year. Applicants submit applications to their local Rotary 
Club. Regional candidates will be selected to receive 
awards. For further information, contact Dr. Jeff Hen- 
dricks, assistant professor of English. 



Study/travel opportunities 

British Studies at Oxford Program 

CODOFIL (French studies) 

Fulbright Fellowships 

Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities 

Oak Ridge Semester 

Rhodes Scholarships 

Rotary Scholarships 

University of London Program in 

International Problems 
Washington Semester Program 

Graphic By Troy Morgan 



'"British Studies at Oxford Program 

As a member of the Southern College University Union 
(SCUU), Centenary students participate in the summer 
program at Oxford. Each year a differentperiod of Britain's 
historical and cultural development is studied. Classes are 
taught by SCUU faculty at St. John's College, Oxford 
University. The six-week program allows Centenary stu- 
dents to receive credit from Centenary, and students have 
opportunities for travel. 



Gretchen Spring, senior allied health major, attended 
the program this summer. The program studied the En- 
lightenment in Britain. "Classes met for 90 minutes daily 
on a Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday sched- 
ule, followed by two one-hour lectures given by British 
dons. We had afternoons and Fridays off to do as we 
liked — travel, see Oxford or London," Spring said. 

The program provides organized activities such as travel 
to Scotland and to London for the theatre. Spring said she 
"really spent a lot of time seeing the London theatre 
shows." She suggests that students plan to go a week or so 
ahead of time to get in more of the things they want to do. 

Spring even met Prince Charles. "It was something I 
won't forget, and I highly recommend the experience to 
anyone who is interested. I'd go again." Information and 
applications may be obtained from Morgan's office. 

♦University of London Program in International Prob- 
lems 

Another SCUU Program, London Studies is a six-week 
summer study session at the London School of Economics. 
The focus of the program is on social, economic, business 
and political topics. 

Clint Gwin, sophomore, recently attended the program. 
"We had two classes everyday except Fridays and had a 
lecture daily given by prominent London specialists in 
economics and politics. We got out by 1 p.m. everyday. I 
went to Scotland several times, and I even played golf at St. 
Andrews," he said. 

Students live in nearby flats with other SCUU students. 
Gwin said that the program was "great." He commented, "I 
learned a lot about a non- American system of government 
and economics. You learn things you just can't learn here 
in a classroom." 

For more information, Dr. Derek Waller, director of the 
program,will be on campus Tuesday, Nov. 15, to talk to 
interested students. 

*Oak Ridge Semester 

This program provides a semester of study at Oak Ridge 
National Laboratory to qualified science students through 
the joint sponsorship of SCUU and the Energy Research 
and Development Administration. The Oak Ridge semes- 
ter begins in early January and lasts 16 weeks. 

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sociology. Students receive a $1 ,000 scholarship for living 
expenses. For information, contact Dr. Stan Taylor, chair- 
man and professor of chemistry. 

♦CODOFIL (French studies) 

Centenary is a member of the Consortium of Louisiana 
Universities and Colleges of CODOFIL. The consortium 
sponsors study programs at the Universite Catholique de 
TOuest in Angers, France, the Universite Laval in Quebec 
and the Universite de Mons in Belguim. Scholarships of 
$1,000 are available to legal citizens of Louisiana. These 
students may also apply for French government scholar- 
ships which pay all expenses except airfare for the month- 
long summer program. 



Centenary accepts academic credits earned through these 
programs. For more information, contact Dr. Alice Berry, 
associate professor of foreign languages. 

* Washington Semester Program 

The Washington Semester, sponsored by and held at The 
American University, provides an opportunity for students 
to observe several aspects of the federal government in 
action, to perform individual research under supervision 
and to exchange ideas with other students from across the 
nation.Topics offered for the spring of 1989 are American 
national government, U.S. foreign policy, peace and con- 
flict resolution, economic policy, justice, American gov- 
ernment (public law), journalism, art and architecture. The 
program also offers study at world capitals such as Vienna 
and London. 

The program sponsor at Centenary is Dr. Rodney Grunes, 
associate professor of political science. Grunes wants to 



get the program going again at Centenary; there has been 
no Centenary participation in recent years. 

Students must be nominated by a faculty member before 
the Nov. 7, 1988 deadline. Grunes has sent out a memo to 
faculty encouraging them to nominate interested students 
for the program. Although the cost of the Washington 
semester program is higher than a comparable semester at 
Centenary, Grunes said that "most competitive colleges 
are in this price range." Centenary academic credit can be 
earned by participation in this program. For further in- 
formation, contact Dr. Grunes. 

Students may also look to other institutions for grants and 
scholarship. Opportunities also exist at Centenary for sum- 
mer study in foreign languages such as Spanish and Ger- 
man. Contact Dr. Arnold Penuel, chairman of the foreign 
language department, for details. 

Other information on various scholarships and study pro- 
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THE CONGLOMERATE. OCTOBER 27, 1988 



Scavenger hunt makes a difference 



By Maggi Madden 

Managing Editor 

Handicapped students at Centenary may 
soon find it easier to get around campus. 
This is partly the result of the Student 
Senate's second annual Scavenger Hunt, 
in which senators adopt a project, such 
as improving handicapped facilities on 
campus, and coordinate efforts to accom- 
plish the goals of the project. 

Sophomore Sean O'Neal and fresh- 
man Jeanette Wood, the senators in 
charge of the handicapped facilities pro- 
ject, reported in the Senate's Oct. 11 
meeting that physical plant has some 
renovations already underway and plans 
more as funds become available. 

The first improvement will be to in- 
stall an electric outside door in Sexton 
hall so that handicapped residents can 
come and go more easily. 

Wood and O'Neal plan to write a letter 
to the administration giving suggestions 



"Senate" from page one 



Although no proposal has officially 
been accepted by the senate, Fern's 
proposal advocates that the fees continue 
to increase annually through 1992 by 
four percent, which is the 1987 inflation 
figure. This would insure that each year 
the SGA would not face the same issue. 

A continued increase concerns some 
students. "They need money. For that, 
I'm willing to go to $85 per semester, 
but I don't know if I agree with it going 
up every year," said Selena Crone, 
junior. 

Some students are very much opposed 
to the idea of increasing student fees at 
all. "I think it's horrible and they 
shouldn't raise them," said junior Robin 
Dauterive. 

Others are not opposed to the increase, 
but are concerned by such a significant 
rise for next fall. Juliana Brown, 
freshman, commented, "I can understand 
an increase because production costs 
always go up, but that's a big jump in 
fees." 

Freshman Senator Steve Jones 
voiced his approval of the increase. "I 
think if we don't raise them, you're going 
to see the students lose-you're going to 
see the school lose. The basic reason is 
that the media attract students to the 
school; they all show the good side of 
Centenary. You're going to see a 
downfall in student services if we don't 
increase student fees." 

Anders also questioned the idea of a 
programmed increase for future years: 
"I'm just hesitant, without considerable 
research, for the students [SGA] to tack 
on fees for other students after they're 
gone. Four percent may be too high or 
too low a figure four years down the 
road." 

He suggested that a re-evaluation pro- 
cess every two years might be more 
practical where new and old students can 
interchange ideas and voice opinions in a 
referendum vote. 

Ultimately, the decision will rest in the 
students' hands. Anders advised that if a 
referendum occurs, the reasons for the 
increase of fees should be spelled out 
clearly so the students know exactly what 
M;t; or ,.,i i for 



for improvements gathered from handi- 
capped students at Centenary and encour- 
aging the college to make improvement 
of handicapped facilities a priority. 

Regarding another Scavenger Hunt 
project, SGA President Janna Knight, 
junior, said that she and Tammy 
Huffman, freshman senator, are work- 
ing with several trustees of the college to 
have an automatic teller machine in- 
stalled on campus. 

Another project is to move the faculty 
lounge on the second floor of the SUB to 
another location. Junior Senator Martha 
Nash and senior Bill Carroll, SGA 
treasurer, are sponsoring the project. 

Nash said that she and Carroll are draft- 
ing a letter to the administration stating 
the reasons that the Senate thinks the 
room should be turned over for student 
use. Nash suggested that the room could 
be used for meetings of the SGA and 
other campus organizations. 

Junior Senator Kent Knipmeyer and 



senior Nancy Berger, SGA secretary 
reported that their project of setting up 
mailboxes for off-campus students in the 
SUB is probably not feasible at this time 
because of money and personnel 
shortages in the post office. 

Other Scavenger Hunt projects are 
putting change machines in the dormito- 
ries because of student complaints that 
the one in the SUB is frequently out of 
change or out of order, investigating the 
feasibility of a swimming pool on cam- 
pus and raising student fees. 

Knight said that she is pleased with the 
results of this year's Scavenger Hunt. 
"We've already made good progress on 
our top goals this year," she said. 

Senators will begin follow-up reports 
on their projects in next week's meeting. 

In the Senate's Oct. 18 meeting, 
Knight gave the results of the visitation 
policy survey that students were asked to 
fill out at pre-registration last spring. 
She said that out of 333 returned sur- 



veys, the majority of students want op- 
posite-sex visitation until 2 a.m. on 
week nights, 24-hour visitation on 
weekends and consistent policies in all 
dormitories. 

Knight also said that the Student Life 
Committee will discuss the survey re- 
sults at this week's meeting. 

In other Senate business, junior Anna 
Ludke, chairman of the cafeteria 
committee told the Senate that the first 
meeting with cafeteria administrators 
went well. 

She said that student representatives re- 
layed a number of student suggestions 
and complaints, including inefficient 
service in the Jukebox Cafe. In return, 
Debbie Mitchell, assistant cafeteria 
manager, and Dottie Deaton, food 
service director, explained several cafete- 
ria policies that students had questioned. 

The committee also discussed posting 
the minutes of its meetings to keep stu- 
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Senate needs student 
support to finish race 

And they're off! The student senate goals are set for the coming 
year. They want to bring a much-needed infirmary to the campus; 
improve student services like the radio station, forums committee and 
entertainment committee; provide a place for student groups to meet 
and improve the college's handicapped facilities. 

All of these goals are student oriented. Come to think of it, the 
senate is student oriented. It needs to be. With hard work and strong 
leadership the senate can be the strongest voice on Centenary's 
campus. All they need is organization, perseverance and student 
support. Yes, the term "student support" is rarely applied to the 
senate, but it's still needed. 

At this point in the "race", the senate's perseverance is holding 
steady and can be commended for their hard work... this far. 

In their effort to bring a student infirmary to the campus, they have 
gained the support of Dr. Donald Webb, president of the college 
and Dick Anders, dean of students. Webb and Anders are looking 
for facts, funds, and physicians for you, the student body. It's great 
that they are supporting the senate in this endeavor, but they shouldn't 
have to do it on their own. 

The senate is looking for ways to raise money for "our" infirmary, 
but ideally, the money for most student services like the infirmary 
and the yearbook should come from the students. It might take a raise 
in student fees or a hike in room and board cost, but when your body 
feels like a flotation device, you'll appreciate not having to nobble and 
wobble to the nearest medical facility. 

Speaking of raising student fees... Isn't it nice to be able to do 
things on campus like hear new bands, get your yearbook, newspaper 
and literary magazine and have things like T-Shirts to commemorate 
some of Centenary's larger events without having to fork out money? 
The reason we can enjoy these things is because of student fees. The 
idea of student fees is good, but it needs to change with the times. 

The last time fees were raised The Conglomerate was four pages 
long, students were charged $10 for yearbooks, and KSCL's signal 
was weak, very weak. That was in 1985, three years later The 
Conglomerate is 16 pages and ranked along with the nation's top 
college newspapers; the yearbook is free, and for the first time it is 
being completely produced on computer disks; and KSCL's 
leadership has the opportunity to attend several conferences to 
supplement their knowledge of running a radio station. 

With an increase of student fees, we can only improve our service 
to the college and the student body. The jump may seem high, but in 
the long run the students will directly reap the benefits of this 
proposal. 
The only public restrooms on campus with handicapped facilities 
are in Hamilton Hall, Jackson Hall, and Sexton Dorm. 

One of the senate's goals is already coming to fruition. Plans to 
improve handicapped facilities on the campus are underway. 
These are just a few of the goals the senate is reaching for this year, 
but they can't do it alone. Give them your ideas and your support. 
With the right backing, the senate can continue their race to improve 
student services at Centenary . 



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College students fear 'The Other 1 



A specter is haunting the Centenary 
student body — the specter of an 
unreflective political and social con- 
servatism. My fear is, that while the 
other ghouls and hobgoblins of late 
October will fade away as the season 
changes, this spirit of an uninformed yet 
smug complacency will haunt our 
campus for some time to come. 

Most of us feel as close to the world of 
political power and decisions as we do to 
the castles of Transylvania — whether it 
is Washington, Baton Rouge, or even 
Shreveport City Hall. 




G^EST COLUMNIST 



DR. JEFF 

HENDRICKS 



But presidential campaigns often cause 
us to expose what we believe about our 
country and ourselves. And what I see 
and hear among many (though thankfully 
not all) Centenary students is a so-called 
conservatism supposedly rooted in 
"traditional" patriotic and religious 
beliefs. 

Certain political candidates speak out 
for "Law and Order" (and the death 
penalty), for "Patriotism" (and a 
mandatory Pledge of Allegiance), and 
against "the *L' word" and its 
manifestations (the A.C.L.U. and the 
civil liberties it represents). I hear our 
students cheering, and I'm frightened. 

When talk turns to careers and the 
future and what one should do after 
leaving Centenary, many students don't 
exactly know. But almost universally 
they do know that they want to make a 
lot of money, whatever they do. I hear 
this talk, and I'm frightened. 

When student conversations turn to the 
recent riots in Cedar Grove, the 
comments are often shockingly similar 
to the ones we see in the call-in columns 
ot the local newspapers: "Why didn't 
^niet Gruber go in and shoot those guys 
lor burning buildings? ... What are those 
Macks protesting for? They're all on 



welfare and they don't even have to 
work." I hear these responses, and I'm 
frightened. 

Why should all this be frightening? 
Generally, I am afraid that our students 
will lose their souls. More exactly, I am 
afraid that they will never quite develop 
that soul that Centenary and a liberal arts 
education is supposed to help them 
cultivate. 

What I see too much of, and what 
frightens me, are "beliefs" that are 
usually not grounded in any real ex- 
periential knowledge, but instead in 
strongly felt, but vaguely understood, 
emotions. These emotions, it appears, 
are not feelings rising out of a lived 
experience of what it means to be a 
member of a particular country or 
community, but rather are the hand-me- 
downs of parental, peer and media 
influence. 

What I see are dangerous, illiberal 
views that threaten both our society and 
ourselves. 

Centenary is a "liberal" arts college, 
not a "conservative" arts college, and 
now is no better time to re-think the 
implications of what constitutes "liberal 
learning." Historically for Centenary, and 
for other like colleges, this liberal 
learning has meant commitment to a 
search for knowledge and then, just as 
importantly, the application of that 
knowledge in the world. 

At Centenary that search for 
knowledge, and the results of that search 
have taken, of course, many forms. But 
one of the central ideas to come from the 
knowledge gained in a liberal education 
should be the impossibility of living in 
a world isolated from the rest of 
humanity. 

A major lesson that history, theology, 
economics and ecology (to name but a 
few disciplines) teach us is the 
undeniable interconnectedness of human 
existence. 



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"Other" from page 6 



What is so anti-liberal arts about knee- 
jerk conservatism, then, is its overt 
anxiety and fear of The Other, that which 
is different and unknown, whether in 
gender, race, class or ideology. This fear, 
in turn, evolves all too often into an 
intense desire for the destruction of and 
isolation away from those who are 
different 

This fear of The Other and this desire 
for isolation bodes ill for our future. If 
we do not come to realize and understand 
the inevitable and necessary connections 
between Cedar Grove and Centenary 
College, between Centenary and Baton 



Rouge, between Baton Rouge and Austin 
and Little Rock and Washington, be- 
tween Washington and Moscow and 
Peking, then our future will be grim 
indeed. 

If we don't learn to approach these 
necessary connections with knowledge, 
sympathy, and a desire to understand 
points of views other than our own, then 
there very well may be no future worth 
living in. 

What can be done? Centenary students 
must work harder at cutting that 
comfortable umbilical cord to provincial 
ignorance. They need to be more 
thoughtful and more articulate about 
their own beliefs, and more 
knowledgeable and gracious toward other 



beliefs. They need to read The Shreveport 
Journal as well as The Times, The 
Nation as well as the Wall Street 
Journal, The New Republic, as well as 
The National Review. 

Centenary students should commit 
themselves to being citizens of the 
world, not just residents of a dorm or 
members of a sorority. They should be 
diligent in learning about the world in its 
entirety; they should work to travel and 
live in cultures other than our own. 

Attending a college like Centenary is 
actually a privilege, not a duty, but 
along with that privilege comes a 
responsibility to take that education and 
use it for the benefit of others as well as 
for the benefit of the solitary self. 

Centenary students need to remember 



that the "liberal" in liberal arts evokes 
and celebrates broad-mindedness rather 
than small, cosmopolitan rather than 
parochialism, ecumenicalism rather than 
sectarianism, generosity rather than 
greed, wonder and curiosity rather than 
fear and complacency. 

If these positive qualities of the word 
"liberal" have been so debased by current 
political ideology that they can not be 
recovered as the desideratum of 
Centenary's student body, then I fear for 
us all. For that specter that haunts our 
campus will have succeeded in sucking 
our very life blood, and we will stumble 
as zombies into the future like Eliot's 
Hollow Men, "Shape without form, 
shade without colour/ Paralyzed force, 
gesture without motion." 




Jukebox Cafe experiences: 
'Rocky Road' or rocky horror? 

Dear Editor 

This letter has a humble focus. Call me 
the voice of the campus, if you'd like, 
because I am merely making heard the 
problems that have been stated repeatedly 
since school started concerning the Juke- 
box Cafe. 

I know many of you have been waiting 
for this subject to be discussed, including 
the Jukebox's student manager who has 
asked various people who were not 
properly served to "not take this issue to 
the paper." I frankly cannot find any stu- 
dent who has visited the Jukebox Cafe 
this semester who cannot share a horror 
story about his or her experience. 

Let me make something clear: I am 
first to admit that rumors spread like the 
flu on Centenary's campus (Was that an 
allusion to the problem of not having an 
infirmary? I wouldn't have done that!). 
As a public figure on campus as Yon- 
copin editor, I have heard and been vic- 
tim to the most inane rumors. So, I can 
understand the problems that the Jukebox 
Cafe has may be distorted by the cam- 
pus. I will however, try to limit my ex- 
amples to somewhat objective measure- 
ments. 

I urge all students who relate to this 
column to take the initiative and mail 
this to the Student Senate through cam- 
pus mail in hopes that they might see 
how many students are bothered by the 
negligence in the Cafe. Perhaps our 
elected representatives might then know 
that this problem is a priority and help 
coerce the Cafeteria Committee and any 
other parties necessary to change. 

If you work in the Cafe, I might rec- 



ommend that you not put your name on 
the copy you mail in, because the Cafe, 
like the choir, might not condone such 
childish gibberish (in America, we call it 
public participation or democracy). 

The problems that have been presented 
to me are: 

*Food takes an extraordinary length of 
time to be prepared. I have witnessed 
hour-long cheeseburger waits and have 
been told of orders not being given to the 
cooks regardless of how many students 
are ordering in the Cafe at the time. 

*Often the service is lacking. Why is it 
that work-study students in other campus 
jobs are able to be polite and helpful? 
Perhaps I should sav in most other 
campus jobs, since we've all tried in vain 
to get help in the library too. 

*Is it logical to request consistency in 
the food quality, as well? 

*A11 too often, complaints to the Cafe 
manager result in a defensive, non- 
attentive argument rather than a 
thoughtful or even equitable solution. 

♦Cleanliness is a problem. I just 
walked out of the Jukebox Cafe where I 
was sitting trying to study and instead 
hearing Hazel describe in great detail the 
"black slime about five inches long" that 
oozed out of the lemonade machine the 
day before when someone ordered a glass 
of lemonade. Tasty, huh? 

Students are not alone in wanting 
changes; Hazel, along with any health 
department, shares our desire to have a 
clean, sanitary restaurant. 

Of the students that I talked to 
concerning the Cafe, a common response 
was, "Well ... I try not to go in." I feel 
that the Jukebox Cafe is an excellent 
place for students (especially those of us 
who live off campus or lack transporta- 
tion) to get food but it is neither fair nor 
reasonable for this campus monopoly to 



exist when it is not providing even a 
consistent minimal quality. 

While working in restaurants, I was 
taught that service is everything, that the 
customer is always correct, and never to 
argue with a customer. I know that this 
is not a high paying job but neither is 
the $2.01 per hour rate that waiters and 
waitresses receive. 

It is my understanding that poor em- 
ployees do not have to stay in their job 
even if it is work-study. If so, I urge the 
Cafeteria Committee, the Jukebox Cafe 
manager, and the Cafe employees to get 
to work in providing the minimums that 
we, the students, have noted above are 
lacking. For all Jukebox Cafe employees 
who do work in the above manner ... 
thank you. 

Cathy Smith 

Junior, New Orleans, La 



(your name) 

Centenary building scramble: 
Aerobicizers are feeling cheated 

Dear Editor 

Why does this school insist on making 
its facilities completely unavailable to 
the students they are intended to serve? 
For the past month we have been trying 
to reserve a time in some building (any 
building!) for our aerobics classes. In- 
stead of getting support for the service 
we are offering (at a very reasonable rate) 
to our students, we have been met with 
opposition at every turn. 

When I first came to Centenary I was 
informed that I had a variety of facilities 
to choose from — a weight room, a gym- 



nasium for basketball and volleyball — all 
of which were available to me at my 
disposal (or at least available most of the 
time). Not only have I found that most 
of the equipment in the weight room is 
broken, but half of the time the room is 
locked. 

As for Haynes gym, when we at- 
tempted to hold our aerobics class at a 
time which was convenient for the stu- 
dents, we were rudely interrupted by four 
non-students. Not only did they order us 
to leave in the middle of our class, but 
they informed us that they had reserved 
the gym indefinitely and that we had no 
right to be there. 

We asked them to share the gym: We'd 
take one half and they could have the 
other — an arrangement we've previously 
shared with other students. They flatly 
refused. 

We decided to try other venues: Kil- 
patrick Auditorium, the Gold Dome, the 
playhouse dance studio, etc. They were 
all out of the question. With the assis- 
tance of Jim McKellar [student 
activities director] and Dick Anders 
[dean of students] the cafeteria was made 
available to use, but only on a confusing 
and inconsistent schedule. 

If the use and upkeep of these facilities 
are included in our tuition, why should 
we be barred from using them at our 
convenience? Why should we be forced 
to yield them to people who are not at- 
tending this school? 

We do not believe it is too much to ask 
that the people responsible for such 
matters should try harder to accommodate 
us. We also do not believe that it is too 
much to ask that we are allowed to enjoy 
the facilities we pay for. 

Suzin Alandt 
Sophomore, Dallas, Tex. 
Jamye Sullivan 
Senior, Baton Rouge, La. 



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Opposite viewpoint 




The subject of the election and the can- 
didates' views on issues is a very broad 
one and can only be partially breached in 
a single article. I will discuss only a few 
of many issues that have been brought 
up in this campaign. 






GUEST COLUMNIST 



KENT 

KNIPMEYER 



SDI: Michael Dukakis is against 
the deployment of the Strategic Defense 
Initiative. One might look at SDI and 
think we would be nice and safe under 
our protective umbrella. In theory it 
sounds pretty good. When looked at 
realistically, it's a big waste of money. 

First of all, when we deploy the SDI 
system, we forget the rest of the world. 
What happens to our allies in Europe? 
For them SDI is a sign that the U.S. 
isn't truly concerned with their welfare, 
and if we want the human race to exist 
on this planet safely, we cannot practice 
isolationism any longer. 

Second, the most optimistic view, by 
those that support SDI, only 90 to 95 
percent of all incoming missiles could 
possibly be stopped. This would leave a 
few hundred missiles to desolate the U.S. 

Third, if we deploy the system, the 
Soviets will deploy killer satellites to 
destroy our SDI. We would, in turn, 
send up satellites to kill the killers, re- 
sulting in a major escalation in space. 

Finally, what assurances do the Soviets 
have that SDI wouldn't be used as an of- 
fensive weapon. In reality, the only way 
SDI would really work is if we struck 
first. Because SDI is a sign of "first 
strike" to the rest of the world, the 
Soviets have threatened to go to "launch 
on warning" if we deploy this system. 

The Homeless: On the issue of our 
growing problem of America's homeless, 
George Bush has basically declared 
that the government, under his adminis- 
tration, won't bother with it. He says 
that private organizations, the "1000 
points of light," would take care of the 
situation. So with no government in- 
volvement, the homeless will have to 
rely on the kindness of strangers. So far, 
that's gotten them nowhere. 

Dukakis has a comprehensive plan for 
funding the building of low budget 
housing to accommodate these homeless. 
The choice is one of doing nothing, or 
doing something, a choice which each 
candidate has made. 



Abortion: Abortion is the worst 
excuse for a national issue I've ever 
heard. Whatever one's view, one should 
realize that we've had eight years of 
Ronald Reagan, who is strongly 
against abortion. Yet we still have it . 

So, putting Bush in the White House 
won't eliminate abortion. We already 
have a law that deals with abortion, and 
neither candidate is going to bother with 
attempting to change the law if elected. 

Child care: The Reagan/Bush 
administration has neglected the child 
care issue every year since 1981. In each 
of those years the administration has cut 
funding in that area. Child care needs are 
increasing as more mothers are working 
and the number of single parent families 
has risen. 

Presently, around 2.4 million children 
between the ages of five and thirteen care 
for themselves during the school day. A 
large number of welfare recipients would 
become self-sufficient with the existence 
of an accessible child care system. 

Bush's response to USA Today on the 
child care issue was, in effect, that he has 
had no responsibility in that area during 
this past administration. Dukakis has 
elaborate plans for a "National Day Care 
Partnership" program, which would be 
modeled after his very successful Mas- 
sachusetts program. 

Drugs: Drugs are a big issue in this 
campaign. Bush was made head of three 
task forces to combat drugs during his 
term as vice president. In none of these 
did he make any significant contribution. 
Although Bush says he has a strong 
stance on the drug issue, during the Rea- 
gan administration he supported cuts in 
prevention and treatment programs. 

Budget Deficit: Bush says that if 
elected he would sponsor tax cuts for the 
rich. With a 2.3 trillion dollar debt 
created by the Reagan/Bush administra- 
tion, this doesn't seem like the viable 
thing to do. The debt now is more than 
double what had accumulated in the 191 
years before 1980. 

During the Reagan/Bush years the 
average annual trade deficit rose from 4.2 
billion to 160 billion. Do we need four 
more years of policy that resembles this? 
Economic collapse is inevitable if this 
continues. 

We need a change — a drastic one — or 
someone will pay dearly. Most likely, it 
will be the generation that is presently 
attending college. Since 1983, Mas- 
sachusetts has had a balanced budget with 
increased spending and no new taxes, just 
a strong enforcement of tax laws. 

Throughout the campaign, Dukakis has 
issued comprehensive plans to deal with 
most important issues. Meanwhile, Bush 
has avoided issues, has no real position 
papers that state detailed plans on how he 
would deal with the issues and has in- 
stead wrapped himself up in a cute, flag- 
waving, Reagan-looking package that 
doesn't say much and takes the United 
States nowhere. 

The question voters must ask them- 
selves is, do we want the package, which 
we've survived through the past eight 
years, barely? Or do we want a serious- 
minded candidate who has definite ideas 
and plans for our future? 



What the Democrats are saying 



The Democratic side of "Decision '88" was compiled by Julie Henderson. In- 
formation in "What the Democarats are saying, " was taken from information dis- 
tributed by the Democratic Party and does not reflect the views of the writer. 



Candidate: Michael Dukakis 

Party: Democratic 

Running Mate: Senator Lloyd 

Bentsen 
Education: Swarthmore 

College, Harvard Law 

Abortion: Dukakis believes "that 
the decision to have an abortion is an 
intensely personal and private one 
that must be left to each woman's 
moral convictions and religious 
beliefs. I support the use of federal 
funds for abortion services for poor 
women..." (The Nations Health). 

Crime: Dukakis supports a 
Victim's Bill of Rights, mandatory 
minimum sentences for drug 
traffickers and drug task forces. Under 
Dukakis, Massachusetts' crime rate 
has declined by 13 percent, while the 
national crime rate has risen four 
percent. 

Death penalty: There is no 
correlation between the nation's crime 
rate and the application of the death 
penalty. Massachusetts has the 
lowest murder rate- without the death 
penalty— of any industrialized state. 
Also, the death penalty risks taking 
the life of an innocent person. 

Education: No student should be 
denied the opportunity to go to 
college because of lack of funds. 
Dukakis wants to create a network of 
College Opportunity Funds that 
allow parents to start saving in 
special interest-bearing trust funds for 
their children. 

He would also like to implement an 
Education Security Fund that 
provides college loans to students 
who need mem; the loans would be 
repaid by those students through 
payroll withholding in future years. 
This would replace the current policy 
of paying off the loan, plus interest, 
within several years after graduation, 
regardless of the student's income. 



Energy: Dukakis wants a national 
energy policy that promotes national 
security, quality environment and 
future economic vitality. He opposes 
construction of new commercial 
nuclear reactors in the U.S. until safe 
and satisfactory methods of waste 
treatment and disposal are devised. 

He also wants to make sure the 120 
nuclear plants already on line are 
operating safely. He promotes 
renewable energy resources. 

Foreign policy: Dukakis wants 
the government to do whatever is 
necessary to protect American lives 
and U.S. national interests. He will 
never trade arms for hostages or deal 
with drug-running dictators. 

Pledge of Allegiance: Dukakis's 
veto of the Pledge of Allegiance bill 
was the result of an advisory opinion 
from the Massachusetts Supreme 
Court stating that the bill was an 
unconstitutional violation of teachers' 
freedom of speech. He understands 
that the most fundamental of 
American values are freedom of 
speech, individual beliefs and respect 
for the rule of law. 

Taxes: Before imposing new taxes 
on Americans who pay their fair 
share, Dukakis wants to collect from 
those who aren't paying. As much as 
$100 billion annually in taxes is 
unpaid. A balanced program of 
increased enforcement and better 
service can result in increased col- 
lections of over $30 billion per year. 

Trade: The government must en- 
force the federal law that bars grant- 
ing most-favored nation status to 
countries which systematically deny 
internationally accepted standards of 
worker and human rights. 

In order to reduce the trade deficit, 
Dukakis wants to increase global 
competitiveness of American indus- 
try. 



After taking a close look 

Aid experts fear education plans 



By Tricia Matthew 

Editor in Chief 

"The debate between George Bush 
and Michael Dukakis over who has a 
better plan to help parents and students 
pay for college has left many of the ex- 
perts on student aid sadly shaking their 
heads," states an article in the Oct. 12 
issue of Chronicle of Higher Education. 

Experts continue to explain that the 
plans developed by Bush and Dukakis 
offer help to students who can already 
afford a college education. 

The Chronicle states that the experts 
are saying that the candidates are ignor- 
ing the needs of the poor and minority 
students who could most benefit from 



more federal attention and money. 

D. Bruce Johnston, chancellor of 
the State University of New York Sys- 
tem and author of several books on stu- 
dent aid says, "My concern is that there 
are students who are being denied oppor- 
tunity, and I don't hear them as part of 
the dialogue in this campaign." 

Spokesmen for both candidates defend 
their proposals claiming that although 
their programs will most benefit middle- 
class students, they have other ideas 
about helping poor students. 



See "Plans" page 9 



THE CONGLOMERATE, OCTOBER 27. 1988 9 




What the Republicans are saying 

The Republican side of "Decision '88" was compiled by Tricia Matthew. In- 
formation in "What the Republicans are saying, " was taken from information 
distributed by the Republican Party and does not reflect the views of the writer. 



Candidate: George B ush 
Party: Republican 
Running Mate: Senator Dan 

Quayle 
Education: Yale University 

Abortion: Bush states that the un- 
born child has as fundamental indi- 
vidual right to life which cannot be 
infringed and reaffirms support for a 
human life amendment to the 
Constitution. The party opposes the 
use of public revenues for abortion 
and will eliminate funding for 
organizations which advocate or sup- 
port abortion. 

Crime: This republican ticket op- 
poses furloughs for those criminals 
convicted of first-degree murder and 
others who are serving a life sentence 
without possibility of parole. 

Since 1981, the rate of violent 
crime has fallen 20 percent, personal 
thefts have fallen 21 percent, rob- 
beries have fallen 31 percent and as- 
saults have fallen 17 percent. 

Bush believes in victims' rights in 
trials and advocates restitution by 
felons to their victims. 

Death Penalty: The party states, 
"We will reestablish the federal death 
penalty." 

Drugs: Bush opposes legalizing or 
discriminating any illicit drug, and 
states that he will seek in a summit 
of Western Hemisphere nations total 
cooperation from other governments 
in wiping out the international drug 
empire. 

Bush will also require federal 
contractors and grantees to establish a 
drug-free work place and ensure that 
all those in safety-related positions 
in the country's transportation sys- 
tems are subject to random drug test- 
ing. 

Education: Since 1980, average 
salaries for elementary and secondary 
teachers have increased to over 



$28,000 an increase of 20 percent af- 
ter inflation. 

Bush plans on creating a College 
Savings Bond program, with tax-ex- 
empt interest, to help families save 
for their children's higher education. 

He will also continue education 
benefits for veterans of military ser- 
vice and advance the principle that 
those who serve their country in the 
armed forces have first call on federal 
education assistance. 
Equal Rights: "We will resist ef- 
forts to replace equal rights with 
discriminatory quota systems and 
preferential treatment," is one of the 
many statement made by Bush and 
the republican party on equal rights. 
Quotas are the most insidious form 
Of reverse discrimination against the 
innocent. 

The Reagan/Bush administration 
has taken to court a record number of 
civil rights and employment discrim- 
ination cases. They will continue 
vigorous enforcement of statutes to 
prevent illegal discrimination on ac- 
count of sex, race, creed or national 
origin. 

Jobs: Under the republican 
administration, over 17 million new 
jobs were created. Sixty percent of 
those jobs are held by women. 

Statistics show that the majority of 
jobs created are full-time, quality 
jobs, paying more than $20,000 per 
year. 

Bush advocates incentives for 
educating, training, and retaining 
workers for new and better jobs. 

Taxes: The Republican party, 
"restates the unequivocal promise we 
made in 1984: We oppose any at- 
tempts to increase taxes." 

The Reagan/Bush administration 
has cut the top marginal tax rate from 
70 to 28 percent. 

Bush plans to create a taxpayers' 
bill of rights to give everyone simple 
and inexpensive means to resolve 
disputes with the government. 



Opposite viewpoint 



"Plans" from page 8 



Bush's past record in supporting educa- 
tion includes his voting record for major 
education funding bills while he was 
Texas congressman from 1967 to 1970, 
a College Press Service article points 
out. 

Despite Bush's voting record as a con- 
gressman and his long-time financial 
support of the United Negro College 
Fund, Micahel Edwards of the Na- 
tional Education Association says, "The 
question is, where has he been for the 
last eight years?" 

About Bush's educational stance, Dr. 
Robert Clodius of the National 
Association of State Universities and 
Land Grant Colleges, says to College 
**ress Service, "Bush will do whatever 



his advisors tell him to do to get elected. 
Hell, it's politics." 

Clodius goes on to say that, "The real 
gutsy stuff is what his priorities will be 
when it comes to budget request. It's 
well nigh impossible to determine what 
Bush will mean for higher education 
when you think about it in those terms." 
Dukakis would like to install an 
Education Security Fund which would 
provide students with college loans that 
would be repaid by those students 
through payroll withholding in future 
years. This would replace the the policy 
requiring students to pay off their loans 
plus interest within several years of 
graduation. 

"The next president must be ready to 
make education at least as important as 
national defense," says Dr. Richard 
Rosser of the National Association of 
Independent Colleges and Universities. . 



Just Say "No" to Michael Do-tax-us 
By Michael E. Parker, Republican 

We live in a society today where al- 
most anything can easily be ours for the 
asking. A pizza is a phone call and a 
walk to the doorway; shopping has be- 
come reduced to a catalog, a toll-free 
number and a Visa. 



Oki 



GUEST COLUMNIST 



MICHAEL E. 
PARKER 



But as human nature would have it, 
technology's inch becomes society's 
mile. Nowi because some things are 
easy, society's consensus dictates that 
comfort in every situation must be max- 
imized. 

No longer must humans be held ac- 
countable for the overextension of use of 
the genitalia; the shining light of medi- 
cal technology has our friends across the 
street at the Hope Medical Clinic just 
killing to take your money, so that the 
newest members of our species can get a 
pre-birthday party complete with suction 
tubes and razor blades. 

But if you happen to be one of these 
fogies who holds the archaic conviction 
that annihilation of the flesh of your 
own son or daughter is wrong, fear not. 
The unwed young mother status likely 
qualifies you for food stamps, welfare, 
public housing and medical care. And the 
Church Lady told you to be responsible 
with your reproductive system. Ain't the 
benefits of irresponsibility great? 

As I drive through the town of 
Crowville in the Northeast Louisiana 
countryside outside of Monroe, I am 
swept back into an era where 
responsibility was not just admirable, 
but crucial for survival. In the 1930s my 
grandfather's family had a farm in that 
countryside, but the hardships of the de- 
pression hit home when the bank repos- 
sessed the Parker family farm. 

Well, I guess the New Deal hadn't 
reached North Louisiana yet, because my 
grandaddy certainly didn't have any wel- 
fare payment or food stamps to support 
his wife and infant son. There being no 
jobs within miles of Crowville, respon- 
sibility called my grandpa 250 miles 
away to the rubber factories of Southeast 
Texas. Working for low pay in a menial 
labor job was not glamorous for a man 
with a college degree, but in the depres- 
sion you did what you had to for sur- 
vival. 

It comes to me as irony that my col- 
lege-educated grandfather moved 250 
miles to get menial labor employment 
(which later turned into a golden oppor- 
tunity), but today the "poor" consider it 
degrading to accept one of the abundant 
minimum-wage jobs available just down 
the street. In our easy-chair, comfort- 
maximizing society I guess it was in- 
evitable that the blank check of Ameri- 
can opportunity would be replaced by the 
welfare check. 

I look with pride at my grandfather's 
accomplishments; he was successful and 
became so without much governmental 




help. He simply utilized plain old-fash- 
ioned opportunity. But in all fairness, 
the government asked relatively little 
from him. Percentage-wise, my grand- 
parents paid far less man half the taxes 
my parents now pay. 

Speaking of my parents, they are a 
typical middle-class couple. I figure that 
if all taxes are included, successive 
democratic tax hikes have resulted in 40 
percent of my parents' hard-earned in- 
come going to taxes. And for what? To 
contribute to a welfare cycle that sup- 
presses opportunity and responsibility by 
simply pouring money down poverty's 
black hole rather than providing lasting 
solutions. The rich get richer, the poor 
get welfare and the middle class gets 
screwed. 

With so much of my family's income 
going to taxes, no wonder that back in 
the Carter era, my dad had to take on an 
extra job and borrow money from private 
sources — we don't qualify for govern- 
ment loans — to send my sister to col- 
lege. And many of the "poor" would 
consider it a social injustice if they had 
to have two jobs to support themselves. 

The other night I was watching televi- 
sion, and a Michael Dukakis com- 
mercial came on. Dukakis said he wanted 
to talk to me not as a politician but as a 
father. He told me as a father he wanted a 
better America for his children. 

Mr. Dukakis, I speak to you as an 
American and a future father. As gover- 
nor of Massachusets you have set a 
record in tax-raising, and you support 
increased funding for the same programs 
that promote irresponsibility and dis- 
courage utilization of the opportunities 
that America offers. 

Your philosophy seems to be "take 
from those who have an income, and 
give it to the "poor." Sounds like the 
adventure of a perverted Robin Hood. 

Mr. Dukakis, if now 40 percent of my 
parents' income goes to taxes, how much 
higher taxes will you and your Demo- 
cratic cronies dish out to me and my 
children? Will I have to take on two jobs 
not to send my kids to college, but sim- 
ply to pay my taxes. I think the nick- 
name of the state you govern, The Peo- 
ple's Democratic Republic of Taxachus- 
setts, gives me the answer. 

Therefore, Mr. Dukakis, on Nov. 8, 1 
will cast a ballot for opportunity and 
against irresponsibility by pressing the 
lever adjacent to the words "George W. 
Bush - Republican." 



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Enoch's watching the afternoon sun cast 
prisms on the pictures across the room, I 
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about all the powerful times I had known 
at the front comer table by the window. 

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for me is to catch a band called Trout 
Fishing In America. Composed of 
"a large carnivorous dinosaur" named 
Ezra Idlet and "a short horny dinosaur" 
named Keith Grimwood, Trout Fish- 
ing has captured the hearts of a wide 
range of Shreveporters both young and 
old. 







MUSICREVIEW 



MARtiNAS. 
MOORE 



Despite the fact that they are a small, 
independent group, Trout Fishing In 
America has been extremely successful 
in establishing a following from 
Shreveport all the way to Canada, where 
they were featured at the All-Canadian 
Festival of Friends. Impressed yet? 

Since the group's formation 1979, 
Keith and Ezra have experienced a roller 
coaster of success touched with periods 
of, let's just say, non-success. 

The story reaches way back to 1976, 
when once upon a time Ezra was in- 
volved in a band called St. Elmo's 
Fire. (No, the movie was not based on 
this group.) They served as the musical 
influences to two very successful rock 
ballets (not ballads) called "Caliban" and 
"Rasputen." 

It was while these shows were touring 
with the Houston ballet that the paths of 
Ezra and Keith crossed. Keith, at this 
time, was highly-regarded member the 
Houston Symphony. 

One would think that the personalities 
of one who "follows the rules" as far as 
music is concerned and one who enjoys 
playing by ear would clash, maybe even 
kill each other, but not so. In fact, as 
Keith put it, these "opposite directions 
actually compliment each other." 

This combination has indeed stood the 
test of time, and despite the involvement 
of other musicians that have come and 
gone, "the lowest common denominator" 
has been the musical (dare I say) genius 
of Ezra and Keith. Although they are 
hesitant to analyze themselves as musi- 
cians, they do admit that the music 

loses some of its mystique with more 
than two musicians." 

This is not to say that they are "lost" 
°n stage among the likes of such influ- 
e ntial musicians as C. J. Chenier, 
E gan and the Yat, or Eddie 
Collins, formerly of the Texas Play- 
boys. In fact their unique sound is ex- 
panded, and although they are not that 
basic Trout Fishing entity, the spirit of 
"teir strong stage presence lingers. 



This spontaneity on stage is also cap- 
tured in their latest album (cassette) 
"Stark Raving Trout." The cassette is a 
diverse achievement with songs like their 
cover of the Van Morrison tune "Brown- 
Eyed Girl" and such originals as "I'm 
Gonna Kill Myself for Christmas." 

While "Yes— the Fish Music" will al- 
ways be a personal favorite, "Stark Rav- 
ing Trout" is an unusual blend of tunes 
which span the spectrum from 
sentimental to humorous. "I'm Never 
Gonna Leave You Alone" was on the al- 
bum after only a week of composition 
and rehearsal. 

Another original song which success- 
fully experiments with the "traditional" 
sounds of Trout Fishing is called 
"Souvenir," where Keith's voice is com- 
plemented by a moving piano accompa- 
niment This is unusual because in their 
live show Ezra and Keith use neither pi- 
ano nor drums. 

The cassette as a whole is full of sur- 
prises and definitely one of my favorite 
albums. One thing that makes "Stark 
Raving Trout" so enjoyable is its unpre- 
dictability. 



TROUT BIO 

Who: Ezra Idlett - guitar, 

vocals, juggling 

extraordinaire. 

Keith Grimwood - bass, 

vocals, also a juggling 

friend. 
What: Trout Fishing in 

America (pay attention!) 
New Album: "Stark 

Raving Trout" 
Old Album: "Yes -The 

Fish Music" 
Musical Classification: 

Spans the spectrum from 

sentimental to humorous 

to upbeat (take your pick) 



It's a fact (time to start taking notes) 
that both projects are recorded by Trout 
Toons Publishing. Doesn't sound famil- 
iar? Well, that's because it was created by 
and for Trout Fishing in America exclu- 
sively. 

Ezra and Keith also serve as their own 
managers, roadies, booking agents, etc., 
etc. This intense personal involvement 
with the music leaves little time for 
anything else. Similarly, their music 
doesn't give you time to think; yet at the 
same time, in order to grasp the full ef- 




Trout Tunes Publishing produces Trout Fishing's album "Stark Raving Trout." 



feet that "one must pay attention to" the 
music. 

Well, enough history. In talking to 
Keith and Ezra that sunny afternoon, it's 
easy to see the connection both have 
with one another. "It's like marriage 
without the sex ..." (the mystery quote 
of the week). 

Ezra's pale blue eyes flash when he 
talks about the challenges of playing at 
J. & J.'s Blues Bar in Ft. Worth, because 
the crowds are usually small and per- 
sonal. Its obvious when Keith smiles 
that he doesn't share this preference. 

Both agree that Enoch's is definitely a 
shared favorite because of the hospitality 
of its owners Enoch and Yvette Jeter 
and the intensity of the audiences. The 
north Arkansas area is also a favored 
area. (Okay, so Keith likes the book 
stores there.) 

From the audience's standpoint, their 



sound appeals to all ages and all types of 
people. Enoch's is usually filled with 
young children, future-yuppie college 
students, parents, older couples and one 
lady who looked remarkably like my 
grandmother dancing on a table. Each 
becomes engulfed in a world of his own 
yet is swept up in the excitement which 
hangs thick in the room. 

So, what's in the future? Both Keith 
and Ezra agree that they want to avoid a 
"carrot mentality" for stardom. They 
seem to welcome attention but not at the 
expense of their music. 

Well, if you missed Trout Fishing dur- 
ing the Revel (there may be a few of you 
out there, even if you won't admit it), 
you will have to wait a while to see 
them again. You can catch them at 
Enoch's Nov. 25-26, as well as Dec. 12- 
13 (yes, that's seven long weeks). The 
time won't pass too quickly... 



12 THE CONGLOMERATE. OCTOBER 27. 1988 



Hurley welcomes Gurt 



By Tricia Matthew 

Editor in Chief 

With the echos of Philippe 
Bianconi's music still reverberating in 
the recital hall, the Hurley School of 
Music prepares for another international 
pianist to grace the campus. 

Michael Gurt, currently a professor 
of piano at Louisiana State University, 
will be performing in Hurley Recital 
Hall on Nov. 4 at 8:00 p.m., proving 
once again that Centenary is indeed a 
hubbub of cultural activity. 

Gurt received his early music training 
from his father, Joseph Gurt, and went 
on to graduate with top honors from the 
University of Michigan School of 
Music. 

He did his graduate work at the Julliard 
School in New York where he won 
several honors, including the William 
Petschek Scholarship and the Concerto 
Competition, resulting in an appearance 



with the Julliard Orchestra at Lincoln 
Center. In 1982 Gurt won first prize in 
the Gina Bachauer International Piano 
Competition. Because of this, he was 
invited to give recitals at Alice Tully 
Hall in New York City, Ambassador 
Auditorium in Los Angeles, Steinway 
Hall in Salt Lake City and Orchestra 
Hall in Detroit. 

Gurt has appeared as a soloist with the 
Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia 
Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, and the 
Baltimore Symphony. He was also 
featured on a nation-wide PBS broadcast 
in 1983. 

Gurt's recent concert tours have taken 
him to Argentina, Australia, Germany, 
Greece, South Africa, Taiwan and 
Uruguay. 

C.P. credit may be received at the 
concert which is free of charge. 

Dr. Frank Carroll, dean of the music 
school, requests that all students dress 
appropriately for Gurt's performance. 




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Fair Park features black art 



By Carla Madison 

Staff Writer 

In order to enrich the cultural perspec- 
tive of the black Shreveport-Bossier 
community, the Shreveport Regional 
Arts Council's Community Develop- 
ment Program again presents the Fair 
Park Culture Series. 

This program, chaired by Roland L. 
Antoine Jr. and aided by a committee 
of educators, school staff, students, par- 
ents and community leaders, concentrates 
its efforts on members of the low-in- 
come black community, who before the 
series were unable to attend major 
cultural events. 



FAIR PARK CULTURE 
SERIES EVENTS 

November 5: 

Steel Bandits 
January 13: 

The Joseph Holmes 
Dance Theater 
February 18: 
W. C. Handy Blues Revue 
April 7: 

The Odomankoma Kyerema 
Cultural Troupe 



The Fair Park Culture Series was 
instituted in 1985 with the goals of 
presenting cultural events appealing to 
the black community, exposing the 
black youth of this area to the accom- 
plishments of blacks in the arts and en- 
hancing community knowledge and ac- 
cessibility of black art events on a regu- 
lar basis. 

Other goals of the series are establish- 
ing a sense of awareness and pride in the 
black community and providing high 
quality, professional entertainment at af- 
fordable prices. 

Through the funding of numerous or- 
ganizations and the donations of indi- 
viduals, many people now have the 




PHOTO CONTRIBUTED 

The Steel Bandits play music that "steals the heart" at Fair Park Culture Series, which focuses on blacks in the arts. 



chance to see accomplished performers at 
a price they can afford. The donations 
enable the program to keep ticket prices 
low. 

Program Director Freda Allen says 
that the events sponsored by the Fair 
Park Culture Series are well attended by 
students, faculty, and parents alike. Al- 
though many types of people attend the 
events, Allen says, "It is targeted at 
black students to show them the 
accomplishments of blacks in art." 



Always trying to bring exciting and 
appealing shows to the audience, the 
program has booked four fantastic shows 
this season. On Nov. 5 the Steel Ban- 
dits, a group of seven brothers and sis- 
ters playing music on steel drums that 
"steals the heart" will be performing. 
The family is back by popular demand 
for another performance this year. 

To begin the 1989 year The Joseph 
Holmes Dance Theatre will perform 
at the Strand Theatre on Jan. 13. The 



W. C. Handy Blues Revue will be 
at Fair Park High School on Feb. 18. To 
wind up the 1988-89 season, from the 
West African nation of Ghana comes 
The Odomankoma Kyerema Cul- 
tural Troupe for an April 7 perfor- 
mance at Fair Park High School. 

Season tickets may be obtained by 
writing to Fair Park Culture Series, 
3222 Greenwood Road, Shreveport, La., 
71109. Prices are $25 for adults and $15 
for students and senior citizens. 



Speculative fiction fascinates Trekkies 



By Maureen Tobin 

Postscripts Editor 

Speculative fiction is big business, 
eleven billion dollars worth. In the 
American book publishing industry, 
speculative fiction has come of age. Sci- 
ence fiction, along with its sister genres, 
fantasy and horror, now attracts millions 
of readers each year. 

Big name authors such as Stephen 
King, L. Ron Hubbard, Robert 
Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke and 
Isaac Asimov have contributed to the 
boom in the speculative fiction publish- 
ing industry. 

The trend over the past ten years, if 
Measured by total sales volume alone, is 
l ndisputably one of overall growth. By 
1984, a Gallup Poll survey found that 
speculative fiction titles accounted for a 
fu U ten percent of the total fiction books 



purchased in the United States with note- 
worthy success on the national best sell- 
er lists since 1982. 

"We now have a generation of adult 
readers who were raised with 'Star Trek' 
and 'Star Wars' and for whom it is noth- 
ing unusual to pick up a science fiction 
book once in a while," says Toni 
Weiskopf, assistant editor of science 
fiction and fantasy books at Baen Books. 
"A lot more people include speculative 
fiction in the types of books they like 
to read." 

In fact, of the 52 books that sold over 
100,000 copies in hardcover during 
1987, 14 were speculative fiction, ac- 
cording to the Publishers Weekly best 
sellers round-up. Five years ago there 
were only five speculative fiction novels 
that broke the 100,000 sales mark. Prior 
to that, it was almost unheard of. 



In less than three years, L. Ron Hub- 
bard has had ten New York Times hard- 
cover fiction best sellers, more than any 
other author. Part of the increase can be 
attributed to Hubbard's return to science 
fiction writing. 

"There is no question that much of the 
increase in the overall sales statistics of 
speculative fiction is heavily influenced 
by the sales of a few big best-selling au- 
thors," says Scott Welch, senior vice 
president of Bridge Publications. 

Peter Heck, editor of Waldenbooks 
science fiction magazine Xignals, agrees. 
Citing the appeal to a broader audience, 
he says the stories from the big names in 
science fiction "are more dramatic and 
focus more on character development and 
character interaction," which helps to 
make best sellers. 

"L. Ron Hubbard sold over two million 



copies of 'Battlefield Earth,' his first fic- 
tion novel in over 30 years," Welch 
says. "Now that 'Mission Earth,' volume 
one, The Invaders Plan' and volume two, 
'Black Genesis,' have been released in 
paperback, we are beginning to see the 
same kind of pattern in sales." 

The overall sales figures of speculative 
fiction may be misleading as to the broad 
picture. The boom of popularity of the 
genre does not reflect a greater influx of 
new titles, but that more copies are be- 
ing sold. Susan Allison, vice presi- 
dent and editor in chief of the science 
fiction at Berkley, affirms, "It is big 
best-selling authors who are selling for 
more copies." 

So, a King, a Hubbard or a Heinlein 
can heavily influence the overall sales 
statistics. The sure money for publishing 
companies lies in a name — the name of a 
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Annual fair hosts exciting stars 



By Erica Johnson 

Staff Writer 

The Louisiana State Fair is now in full 
swing and those Centenary students who 
didn't get enough of a fall break can join 
in the "great fall getaway" until this 
Sunday, Oct. 30. 

Take a date or challenge your friends to 
try something new this weekend at the 
World's Largest Midway with its spine- 
tingling rides like the Rainbow or the 
giant sky-wheels. There's even the old- 
time carousel for the less adventuresome. 

Tonight, when visitors submit a Mc- 
Donald's coupon, they will receive un- 
limited rides for a $10 admission fee. 

As always, there's great free entertain- 
ment on the Celebrity Stage at Fair 
Grounds Field. Meet your friends there 
and enjoy the shows. Tonight the fair 
will host Christy Lane. Indian 
River will perform Friday through 
Sunday. Appearing at each show will be 
new contemporary country singer Jonie 
Harms and perennial favorite emcee, 
Candy Candido. 

Shows will be at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 
p.m. every day except Sunday, when the 
shows start at 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 
The last show each day will close with a 
fireworks display. 

You can also hear great music every 
day on the R. J. Reynolds Caravan Stage 
with Lee Bradley and Southern 
Moon. Oct. 28-30 the Rizutto Sis- 
ters will also be on stage. Shows start 
at 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and at 2:30 
p.m. on weekends. 

The Robinson Family, with their 
special blend of down-home entertain- 
ment, will take the stage at the West End 
Theatre with multiple shows daily. 

Something you're sure not to find too 
often in Shreveport are the Chinese 
Golden Dragon Acrobats, who will thrill 
you beyond compare with their feats 
while performing daily at Chevrolet 
Plaza. 




PHOTO CONTRIBUTED 



Cotton candy and ferris wheels complete the ambience of any fair. 



A fair just isn't a fair without exhibits, 
and patrons will find hundreds of them in 
the five spacious exhibit buildings. 
There will be commercial displays of 
everything imaginable. They're all 
unique and many are available only at the 
fair. Be sure to see all the outdoor ex- 
hibits too. The newest in 1989-model 
cars and trucks and the latest in farm and 
ranching equipment, plus the awesome 
Monster Trucks that will compete in the 
Coliseum Oct. 28-29, will be on dis- 
play. 

Of course, 4-H Club and FFA members 
from all over Louisiana will be showing 



and judging livestock. In fact, the entire 
livestock complex is alive with constant 
activity in each barn, pavilion and sales 
arena throughout the Fair, with even a 
Prettiest Cow Contest! 




1988 STATE 
FAIR SHOWS 

Christy Lane (Thurs.) 

Indian River 

Jonie Harris 

Candy Candido 

Lee Bradley 

Southern Moon 

Rizutto Sisters 

Robinson Family 



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J The fair attractions include "the Rainbow," taously wild ride. 



Amateur entertainment from rock and 
roll to bluegrass is scheduled most days 
on the Port Stage. On Oct. 29 the Port 
Stage hosts the annual Old Fashioned 
Fiddlin' Contest with young and old 
contestants vying for the title of best 
fiddler. 

If nothing else interests you, at least go 
to the fair to get a break from Cente- 
nary's cafeteria food. Fair food is the 
greatest, and the Louisiana Slate Fair is 
loaded with everything from juicy burg- 
ers to Greek gyros to mouth-watering 
barbecue. 

The Louisiana State Fair is easy to find 
alongside 1-20 west in Shreveport. Adult 
admission is $4, and the outside gates 
open daily at 8:00 a.m. and close at 10 
p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on week' 



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THE CONGLOMERATE. OCTOBER 27. 1988 15 



Jill Bow en: Classical talent 



By John R. Bush 

f StaffWriter 



BOWEN BIO 

Birthday: 

November 3, 1967 
Born: Winston-Salem, 

North Carolina 
High School: North 

Forsyth High School, 

Winston-Salem 
Major: Piano 

Performance 
Favorite Food: Curried 

Chicken 
Favorite Drink: White 

Russian 
Favorite Movie: "The 

Color Purple" 
Favorite Actress: 

Bette Davis 
Favorite Comedienne : 

Whoopi Goldberg 
Favorite Color: Green 



Jill Bowen is surprisingly serious, yet 
still candid when talking about her- 
self — hardly the entertainer seen by so 
many around campus. 

Sitting outside on a bright, sunny day, 
she talks softly, as if not to disturb na- 
ture. "I just love the outdoors. I enjoy 
the beauty in things." 

From Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 
Bowen is a junior piano performance 
major, "also doing minor concentration 
work in voice." Of her plans after 
graduation, she says, "I will definitely go 
on to graduate school in the piano per- 



formance area. Where is still undecided, 
but it will be where I can study under a 
piano teacher from whom I can learn the 
most." 

Bowen says that after she receives her 
masters degree she would like to be able 
to go overseas to study for one or two 
years in a conservatory. "I want to be 
able to live in the culture of Europe for a 
while — to gain that knowledge," she 
says. 

Bowen says that eventually she would 
like to have some kind of performing 
career: "Of what size, I don't care, but 
realistically, I'll probably be doing some 
teaching, hopefully on the university 
level." 

Bowen readily admits she looks for in- 
spiration to her piano teacher, Con- 
stance Carroll. "There's just so much 
that I want to gain from her." Bowen de- 
scribes Carroll as "a very real person. I 
can be myself with her and talk about 
anything with her. I feel very much at 
home to share other parts of my life with 
her." 

Other performers that Bowen admires 
are Martha Agerich, Murray Per- 
rhia and Mitsuko Uchida — Agerich 
for her aggressiveness at the keyboard, 
Perrhia for his honesty and integrity to- 
wards his music and Uchida for her per- 
formances of Mozart. 

Bowen has received several honors for 
her piano and voice talents. She has 
played the first movement of Robert 
Schumann's a minor concerto with the 
Monroe Symphony. She performed with 
members of the Shreveport Symphony 
in Centenary's Concerto/Aria Program.. 
She won the regional competition of the 
National Association of Teachers for 
Singing. Bowen is currently preparing 
for the Nena Plant Wideman Piano 
Competition in December, and is 
planning two spring recitals—one voice, 
one piano. 

Right now, though, other things occu- 
py her life. Of her three years at Cente- 
nary, Bowen says the class that chal- 
lenged her to think the most has been 
New Testament theology. "I've had to 
read and study material that I have known 
all my life and grown up with. It's given 
me new insight into it and made me ap- 
preciate it more." 

But academics are only a part of 
Bowen's life. She says, "If I wasn't deal- 




PHOTO BIT SAMUEL LEWIS 



Pianist Jill Bowen, jr., interprets the classics with grace, poise and beauty. 



ing with music, I would more than any- 
thing like to be reading." Her favorite 
book is Charlotte Bronte's "Jane 
Eyre," and she recently completed Alice 
Walker's "Living By the Word". 

Bowen also enjoys art. "I especially 
love French impressionism." Among her 
favorite artists she includes Degas, 
Vincent Van Gogh, and Mary 
Cassatt. 

"I just love the French," Bowen ex- 
plains after disclosing her fondness for 
"French cuisine with all the sauces." She 
says, "I love anything cooked in a sauce. 
And if you ever want to go out for ice 
cream— Marble Slab especially — call 
me. 

With an affected air of indignance, 
Bowen explains, "Being a piano perfor- 



mance major, my natural tendency is to- 
ward the classical realm of music." Her 
favorite piece of music is Frederic 
Chopin's e minor concerto. She quickly 
adds, however, that she also enjoys the 
music of James Taylor and Paul 
Simon — "the more mellow kind of 
stuff." 

Bowen says the color that best de- 
scribes her is green. "It can be a very 
happy color, you can have a very bright 
green. You can also have dark greens, 
like forest greens, and be very introverted 
and somber." 

The words that best describe her, ac- 
cording to Bowen, are "joyful, thankful 
and energetic. That's what I want on my 
epitaph: That joyful, thankful, energetic 
little thing— That's Jilly." 



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CONVOCATION The Omicron 
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tion is Thursday, Nov. 3, at 11:10 
a.m. in Kilpatrick Auditorium. 
CP Credit. 

FALL DANCE Centenary 
students are invited to a semi- 
formal dance Saturday, Nov. 5 at 
the Radisson Hotel from 9 p.m. to 
1 a.m. The dance is sponsored by 
the Student Activities Board and 
the Student Government Associa- 
tion. 

MSM Centenary's Methodist 
Student Movement holds its 
meetings every Thursday in Kil- 
patrick Auditorium from 5 p.m. 
to 6:30 p.m. Steeple worship is 
every Wednesday at 10 p.m. in 
Brown Chapel. 

OLYMPICS The Centenary 
Olympics will be Nov. 8-10. 
Scheduled games include relay 
races, an obstacle course and a 
scavenger hunt. For more infor- 
mation contact Jim McKellar, 
student activities director, at 869- 
5266. 

SENIOR TEST DATES Test 
dates for the GMAT, GRE and 
LSAT are as follows: Registration 
for the GMAT closes Dec. 26 for 
the Jan. 28 test. Registration for 
the GRE closes Oct. 31 for the 
Dec. 10 test, Dec. 27 for the Feb. 
4 test, March 1 for the April 8 test 
and May 1 for the June 3 test. 
Registration for the LSAT closes 
Nov. 3 for the Dec. 3 test and Jan. 
12 for the Feb. litest. 

SIGMA TAU DELTA There is a 
Sigma Tau Delta meeting Friday, 
Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. in Jackson Audi- 
torium. 

SPRING BREAK TRIP If you 

are interesting in going to the 
Bahamas for $350, which includes 
everything but transportation to 
the departure place, you need to 
contact Grady Harrison by Nov. 
1. If you have any questions call 
him at 869-5556. 

SPORTSWRITERS The 




"It's just a jump to the left, and then a step to the riiiiight! Put 
your hands on your hips and bring your knees in riiiiight! It's 
just a pelvic thrust! Let's do the time warp again! Let's do the 
time warp again!" 

At 8:00 tonight students will have the chance to do the "Time 
Warp" again and again and again, as "The Rocky Horror Pic- 
ture Show" descends on Centenary's amphitheater. 

Tonight's show, sponsored by the Student Activites Board and 
junior Bill Rickson, Student Senate entertainment chairman, is 
free. 

Students are encouraged to get funky, wild, and loose all in 100 
frightful frolicking minutes. 

Jim McKellar, director of student activties, said, " Tonight's 
the night to kick back, relax, relieve frustration ar.d give yourself 
over to absolute pleasure!" Jk 

So..."It's just a jump to the left..." 



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For more information contact 
Maggi Madden, managing editor, 
at 869-5269. 



MAGALE LIBRARY Now on 

display in the library until Oct. 31 
is Dr. Earle Labor's Jack London 
Collection. It includes letters, 
posters and other memorabilia 

MEADOWS MUSEUM There 
will be a "20th Century Watercol- 
ors" exhibit at the museum until 
Oct. 30. This exhibit illustrates 
that the rule in watercolor is that 
there is no rule. CP Credit 



STONER ARTS CENTER 

Stoner Arts Center features the 
exhibit "Testimonies to Overcom- 
ing" with works by Lynn Gauth- 
ier and Carol Fleming. The 
exhibit ends Nov. 12. 

TURNER ART CENTER The 

Turner Art Center Gallery exhibit 
features the work of Charles 
Moore. Showing are four acrylic 
paintings and ten oil paintings. 
The showing ends Oct. 31. 



ENTERTAINMENT 



LOUISIANA STATE FAIR 

The 83rd Louisiana State Fair 
continues to bring entertainment 
and excitement to Shreveport, but 
the fun is almost over. The fair 
closes this Saturday, Oct. 30. 



MUSIC 



HURLEY AUDITORIUM 

Upcoming events in the Hurley 
Auditorium include a Nov. 4 
concert by pianist Michael Gurt 
and a student recital on Nov. 7 by 
Tracy Mendel. Both events start 
at 8 p.m. CP Credit 

RHAPSODY IN VIEW The 

Centenary College Choir's annual 
concert is Monday, Oct. 31, and 
Tuesday, Nov. 1. The concert 
starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are 
$2.50. CP Credit 

SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY 

On Nov. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. at the 
Strand Theatre the Shreveport 
Symphony presents "A Pride of 
Players," featuring Italian journies 
and virtuoso displays. 



THEATRE 



"LAWYERS" The Shreveport 
Little Theatre production of 
"Lawyers" will be Thursday, Nov. 
3 at 8 p.m. For more information 
contact the Shreveport Little 
Theatre at 424-4439. 



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SUB MOVIES 

Movies are being shown on 
Monday, Wednesday and Thurs- 
day. All movies will be shown on 
the SUB stage at 9 p.m. 

Oct 27 St. Elmo's Fire 

Oct 31 Nightmare on Elm Street 

Nov. 2 Omen 

Nov. 4 Damien - Omen II 

Nov. 7 Robin Hood 

Nov. 9 101 Dalmations 

Nov. 10 The Apple Dumpling 

Gang 
Nov. 14 Gone With The Wind 
Nov. 16 Auntie Mame 
Nov. 17 Arsenic and Old Lace 



Clipboard is The Conglomerate's entertain- 
ment calendar and schedule of campus events. 
All submissions should be turned in or sent to the: 
Postscripts Editor in the Conglomerate office ori 
or before the Friday preceding publication. The 
address is P. O. Box 41 188, Centenary College,, 
Shreveport, LA, 71104. 

The list of Cultural Perspectives is not com- 
plete. Check signs posted on campus or with Dr. 
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November 10, 1988 College Press Service 



Giants sign ex-Centenary slugger 



By Cory Rogers 

Staff Writer 

Professional baseball, once a childhood 
dream, is now a reality for two ex-Cen- 
tenary sluggers. Both Robbie 
Kemper, senior and alum Roy 
Gilbert have signed or will sign 
contracts with professional baseball 
organizations. 

Kemper, the left-handed first baseman 
who came to Centenary by way of Loy- 
ola Prep and Panola Junior College, will 
sign a contract in January with San 
Francisco. 

Kemper finished his career as a Gent 
with the fifth best batting average ever 
(.345) by a Centenary player, and also 
led the team with 45 RBI and a school 
record of 14 home runs. 

But hitting hasn't always come natural 
for Kemper. "I wasn't worth a flip in 



high school, I was a good fielder but I 
could never hit ... It wasn't until my ju- 
nior year [in high school] that I really 
started hitting the ball," he said. 

Even though his hitting has come a 
long way, his fielding is still the best 
part of his game. The All-TAAC selec- 
tion in 1988 led the squad with 317 put- 
outs and committed only three errors for 
a .991 fielding average last spring. 

Kemper, who is expected to play on the 
Giants' Class A team in Clinton, Iowa, 
was pleasantly surprised with his con- 
tract offer. "I had kind of given up on 
playing," he said. 

"The draft was over and I was just try- 
ing to get ready to graduate from school 
this spring when Coach Watson called 
and told me that a scout [Andy Ko- 
renek] had looked at me and was going 
to offer me a contract with the Giants ... 
I've always liked them and I'm really 



getting anxious to get it [the contract]," 
he added 

When he finally does sign on the dotted 
line he will be sent to spring training in 
Arizona with the major leaguers. "I'm 
kind of nervous, ... but I'm looking 
forward to meeting all the guys," 
Kemper said. 

"You know how when you're growing 
up playing baseball you have idols that 
you look up to; well it's gonna seem 
kind of weird that I'll be playing with 
some of them now. ... It's gonna be 
fun," he said. 

If things go well for him in spring 
training and in Clinton, Kemper could be 
back in Shreveport soon, but this time 
he could be playing for the Shreveport 
Captains instead of the Gents, a thought 
he has mixed feelings about. 

"That could be fun," he said at the the 
possibility of playing for the Captains. 



"I know more people here and my friends 
could watch me play, but I'm also look- 
ing forward to traveling around the 
country and meeting new people." 

Meanwhile, Gilbert has had an ex- 
cellent year in his first summer as a 
professional ballplayer. Gilbert, a 22nd 
round draft choice for the Baltimore Ori- 
oles in June, finished the summer in 
Erie, Pennsylvania, the home of the 
Orioles' Class A ball club. 

There he had a .254 batting average and 
collected 30 stolen bases in 36 attempts. 
He led the team with 52 runs scored and 
tied for first place in the New York-Penn 
League with 19 doubles while leading 
his team to a second place finish. 

Gilbert was then selected, along with 
three other Erie players, to play in the 
Florida Instructional League, where he 
finished second in the league with a .300 
batting average. 



Spring Rush discussed 



By Karen Townsend 

Staff Writer 

The Educational Policy Committee is 
considering making a recommendation to 
the faculty that fraternity and sorority 
rush be moved from the fall semester to 
the spring semester, beginning in the 
spring of 1991. Rush next year would be 
in the fall, and then there would be no 
fall rush in 1990. 

The committee will meet jointly with 
the Student Life Committee and officers 
and advisers of Interfratemity Council 
and Panhellenic Council on Monday, 
Nov. 14, to discuss the proposal. 

According to Dr. Rosemary Seidler, 
chairman of the Educational Policy 
Committee, the committee is proposing 
that rush be held in January during the 
^eek before the spring semester starts. 

Some fraternity and sorority members 
have already expressed their opposition 
10 the idea. Senior Bill Carroll, presi- 
dent of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity 
says, "We depend on the dues money 
from pledges each fall. Without that 
tooney the fraternities would be finan- 
cially unstable." 

Carroll also says he feels that moving 
^sh to the spring is discriminating 
against fraternities and sororities as op- 
Posed to other campus organizations: 

^hy should we be the only ones sin- 



gled out from bringing new people in 
our organization in the fall?" 

Junior Lynn Baggs, a member of the 
Educational Policy committee, says, 
"Changing rush would give the freshmen 
a better chance to see what the whole 
Greek organization is all about" 

Senior Laura Ellis, president of Zeta 
Tau Alpha sorority, says, "I don't think 
it would work on a small campus be- 
cause you would see the [prospective] 
rushees every day. You would end up 
alienating them for a whole semester." 

IFC President Bob Graves says he 
feels that moving rush to the spring 
would result in a whole semester of rush 
instead of the two weeks rush now cov- 
ers. 

Senior Tonia Norman, also a com- 
mittee member, says that moving rush 
would help new students identify them- 
selves with Centenary before they asso- 
ciate themselves with a Greek organiza- 
tion. 

However, freshman Steve Jones, a 
TKE associate, says, "I'm glad I pledged 
in the fall. I feel the rushing and pledg- 
ing process does more for the student 
than it does to hurt the student." 

Seidler says that her committee is do- 
ing some research on schools that have 
successful spring rush programs. She 
also says, "This idea is only a committee 
discussion right now; we may or may 
not recommend it to the faculty." 




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Dr. Donald Webb, president of the college, leads Dr. Dorothy Gwin, dean of the 
college, to her surprise party celebrating her tenth anniversary as Dean. 



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Stevens sets game BMI contest offers 
attendance policy cash to composers 



Walter C. Stevens, athletic 
director, has stated the policy for 
attendance of Centenary students at this 
season's basketball games as follows: 

Students must show their Centenary 
identification for admittance of them- 
selves only. They are asked to enter on 
the north second floor entrance, near 
Kings Highway. Students are required to 
sit in the student sections located in 
Section HH rows A through M, seats 1 
through 22 



Dean's office plans 
RA workshop 

Students interested in applying for 
Resident Assistantships for the 1989-90 
academic year are invited to attend the 
open RA workshop, Nov. 15 in 
Kilpatrick Auditorium. The workshop 
will be conducted from 8 p.m. to 10 
p.m. 

Interested students can pick up 
applications from the dean of students 
office beginning Nov. 16. For additional 
information, students are encouraged to 
speak with current RAs and Resident 
Directors. 



SPAR offers 
dance class 



new 



Shreveport Parks and Recreation 
announces a new dance class for it's fall 
1988 schedule; it's called Broadway and 
Beyond. This class, taught by choreo- 
grapher and dancer Bill Cook, will 
include jazz, tap, ballet and show 
dancing. For more information or to 
register, call SPAR at 226-6446. 



Business fraternity 
enters stock market 

Phi Beta Lambda, a national business 
fraternity, is participating in the AT&T 
Investment Challenge this year. 

The game, sponsored and organized by 
AT&T, offers contestants a chance to 
"compete" in the stock market. 
Contestants are "given" $500,000 to 
invest in various stocks. At the end of 
four months (March 1), the entry with 
the highest valued stock portfolio will 
win $25,000, a weekend trip to New 
York City and a week-long trip to the 
Bahamas. 

Phi Beta Lambda has two teams 
entered in the competition. Students 
interested in participating can contact 
Chris Weir at 869-5588 or Brad 
Buckman at 747-2593. 



Alumni relatives to 
take photograph 

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 11:30 a.m. in 
Hargrove Memorial Amphitheater, a 
photo will be made of all students related 
to any Centenary alumni. For more 
information call 869-5103. 



BMI Foundation, Inc., established in 
1984 to support individuals interested in 
furthering their musical education and to 
assist organizations involved in the 
performance of and training in music, 
announces the 37th annual Student 
Composers competition. BMI plans to 
award $15,000 to young composers. 

The contest is designed to encourage 
young composers in the creation of 
concert music and, through cash prizes, 
to aid in continuing their musical 
education. 

Official rules and entry blanks for the 
1988-89 competition are available from 
Barbara A. Petersen, Director, BMI 
Awards to Student Composers, 320 West 
57th Street, New York, N.Y., 10019. 
For more information call Barbara 
Petersen at 212-586-2000. 



ODK chooses new 
campus leaders 

Omicron Delta Kappa, the honorary 
national leadership fraternity, inducted 
six new members Nov. 3. 

The new members chosen for their 
proven leadership abilities in academics, 
athletics, performing arts, involvement 
in social and religious organizations are 
seniors Abby Barrow, Marc 
Dejong and Maggi Madden and 
juniors Janna Knight, Jill McCall 
and Tracy Tifenbach. 



Magale features 
oil paintings 

Oil paintings by local artist Bill 
Weidner are on display in the Magale 
Library Gallery through Dec. 1. For 
more information call Bruce Allen at 
869-5260. CP Credit is available. 



KDAQ asks for 
volunteers 

During its pledge week KDAQ Public 
Radio Station will hold Centenary 
Afternoon on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 
1-6 p.m. Volunteers interested in work- 
ing should contact Janie Flournoy at 
869-5103. 



Phi Beta Lambda 
hosts tournament 

Phi Beta Lambda will host its second 
annual Pictionary Tournament 
Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the SUB. 

The $10 entry fee, which will go to 
fund the fraternity, is due by 12:00 p.m. 
Nov. 14. Teams are limited to three 
people, and both students and faculty are 
encouraged to compete. 

The winners will receive prizes. To 
take part in this event call Chris Weir 
at 869-5588. 



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New alumni director appointed 



By Carla Madison 

Staff Writer 

A new face has joined the staff in the 
department of alumni relations. John 
Kleine is the new director of alumni 
relations. 

This position, formerly held by Karen 
Boston, comes with many responsibil- 
ities. As director of alumni relations, 
Kleine will plan a general alumni cam- 
paign as a part of the Capital Funds 
Campaign, organize a system of class 
agents for each alumni class, promote 
contributions, maintain and complete 
accurate data on Centenary alumni and 
work with the vice president for de- 
velopment, currently John Womble. 

Before coming to Centenary, Kleine 
served as general manager for Wells 
Fargo Alarm Services in Shreveport, a 
position he held for eight years. For four 
years he was the vice president of South 
Coast Seacraft of Bossier City. Kleine 
also served from 1962 to 1968 in the 
United States Marine Corps. 

Kleine says he finds Centenary appeal- 
ing because of the nice people, beautiful 
campus and warm environment. A major 
factor in his decision to come to Cente- 



nary was the college's commitment of 
excellence to the community. According 
to Kleine, Centenary is a "great place to 
learn, and a great place to work." 

Kleine's education has taken him all 
over the world. He attended high school 
at Notre Dame International in Rome, 
Italy. At that time, his father was sta- 
tioned in Rome with the United States 
Embassy as a military liaison to the 
Italian military service. 

In 1967, when his father was appointed 
the director of American business in the 
Far East, Kleine received a bachelor's de- 
gree in political science from the Sophia 
University International Division in 
Tokyo, Japan. 

Kleine says that college life in Japan is 
totally from the life at Centenary. 
Sophia University is very strict, with 
students facing large classes, inflexible 
curriculum and limited socializing. 

Kleine is involved in civic and social 
activities. He is an active member of 
Broadmoor Baptist Church and is a board 
member of the Riverside Swim and Ten- 
nis Club. 

Kleine and his wife Ann, a 1972 grad- 
uate of Centenary, have two children. 




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John Kleine, director of alumni relations, looks forward to his new position. 



Senate proposes campus infirmary 



By Stacey Wilson 

Staff Writer 

Hopes for a "Sick Call" service on 
campus have risen this year. Senior SGA 
Senator Kay la Myers heads the pro- 
posed project to establish this service. 
Since the project rests on student favora- 
bility, the SGA will offer a questionnaire 
to determine desire, location and funding. 
Progress has been good so far," says 
Myers. 

The location for the service is optional. 
Certain possibilities are the room beside 
toe men's restroom in James Dorm and 
v acant space in Haynes Gym. Myers 
*ould prefer sick call in the SUB, but 
Presently there is no available room. 

One student is partial to a quiet loca- 



tion. "I think a place where you can go 
to sleep would be nice, because with all 
the noise in the dorm, it's hard to get 
well," says sophomore Jennifer Liv- 
ingston. 

Kent Knipmeyer, junior SGA sena- 
tor, says "I think it [infirmary] is the one 
thing that is absent from Centenary that 



"I think it is a great idea 
for those who don't have 
access to cars. They 
would be treated on 
campus." 
-Bram Keahey 



separates it from other colleges. It's 
ridiculous for someone to have to go to a 
doctor's office and pay large fee just to 
get an excused absence." 

According to Dr. Donald Webb, 

president of the college, "The college 
would furnish, equip and maintain the 
center." A $10 requirement from each 
full-time student will cover expenses to 
hire a medical staff. Whether to raise 
student fees $10 or to pay it separately at 
registration will be a student decision. 

Junior Terry Villemez comments 
that having a doctor on campus will 
make it easier for students who lack 
transportation to get medical care. 

Sophomore Bram Keahey says, "I 
think it is a great idea for those who 



don't have access to cars. They would be 
treated on campus. Help is close by." 

Myers says that donations of tools and 
supplies would be appreciated. Also, 
volunteers and parents who are doctors 
are welcome to work. 

John Landry, sophomore, says that 
"immediate medical care in an emergency 
situation would be enough justification 
to have a doctor and medical help on 
campus." 

Myers strongly encourages students to 
respond to "Sick Call." She says, "Write 
letters to the paper or do whatever you 
can to let administration know how you 
feel." According to the schedule, sick call 

will be available for the fall semester of 
1989. 




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4 THE CONGLOMERATE. NOVEMBER 10, 1988 



BACCHUS enlightens campus 



By Shelly Thomas 

Staff Writer 

"One American dies in an alcohol-re- 
lated accident every 35 minutes," 
according to the Will Rogers Institute. 

The Institute also reports that less than 
half of the public realizes that 12 ounces 
of beer, 12 ounces of wine cooler, 5 
ounces of wine and 1.25 ounces of hard 
liquor contain the same amount of alco- 
hol. 

According to the College Press Ser- 
vice, "As many as 82 percent of the na- 
tion's collegians drink regularly, and 
excessive drinking has turned into a 
problem at many schools." 

In an effort to change these statistics 
and promote further awareness, colleges 
and universities participated in the fifth 
annual National College Alcohol 
Awareness Week held from Oct. 17-21. 

BACCHUS, a campus alcohol- aware- 
ness group at Centenary, promoted this 
event by sponsoring several activities. 
These activities included a cook-out in 
the band shell which featured the band 
The Underground, a panel discussion and 
film on alcohol awareness and a fun run. 

According to the faculty sponsor, Dr. 
Lynn Holt, this event enabled "the 
group to boost their image on campus." 

Holt noted, "I don't feel that Centenary 
students feel there is much of a prob- 
lem." He added, "I don't know anyone 
who advocates it [drinking and driving], 
but practice is different." 



Brad Nelson, senior, said "I don't 
drink and drive. We usually have some- 
one who doesn't drink and drive." 

"If I know that I am too drunk to 
drive, I won't," noted Debbie Duck, 
senior. She added "If I see a friend that 
has had too much to drink, I will find 
them a ride home.... That does not 
always work." 

Heath Eliot, sophomore, said, "If I 
even see anyone [drunk] down at our 
house, I will take them home or make 
sure they have a ride home." Eliot also 
noted that he felt it was part of his 
responsibility as a member of his frat- 
ernity to do so. 

When asked about the recent warnings 
of the dangers of drinking and driving, 
sophomore Chris Bynog noted, "I 
think that it has made people aware of 
how dangerous it can be." 

Gigi Cox, freshman, stated that one 
result is drinking students "are a lot 
more careful ... or more aware of it." 

Holt said that "the publicity has no 
effect on those who already have a 
problem" and cites testimony of Alco- 
holics Anonymous members who have 
stated that they even laughed at such 
publicity. He notes, however, that "it 
may have a preventative effect." 

Renelle Massey at the University 
of South Florida has found some suc- 
cess in curbing student drinking by 
challenging the common beliefs that al- 
cohol makes one more social. They 
have been able to decrease student 



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Failed senate proposal sets 'pace' 



By Maggi Madden 

Managing Editor 

This month's student senate meetings 
have been marked by controversy over a 
proposal by Yoncopin Editor Cathy 
Smith, junior and sophomore Senator 
David Fern to change the SGA's 
Election Committee bylaws. 

In the senate's Nov. 1 meeting, Smith 
said that she and her staff want to allow 
students elect two freshmen and two 
sophomores to be Pacesetters in addition 
to the traditional 14 juniors and seniors 
and two faculty members. 

The Pacesetter award is an honor the 
Yoncopin sponsors each year. The stu- 
dent body elects the recipients in a gen- 
eral election conducted according to the 
Election Committee's bylaws. Because 
of this it is necessary to change the by- 
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Staff Writer 

A bequest of $600,000 by Velma 
Grayson has allowed Centenary Col- 
lege to establish its 10th endowed chair 
and the second chair created at Centenary 
this year. 

The Velma Davis Grayson Chair of 
Chemistry is a $1,000,000 endowed 
chair. The $600,000 bequest of Mrs. 
Grayson was matched by $400,000 from 
the State of Louisiana Eminent Scholars 
Fund. 

According to Janie Flournoy, direc- 
tor of public relations, "An endowed 
chair represents a special fund, in this 
case 51,000,000, which is placed into 
high interest investments." The interest 
earned on the investment is used to fund 
the department's needs, such as new 
equipment, field trips or bringing in 
special lecturers. 

In other words, the college does not 
have to take money out of the general 
fund to cover the expenses of de- 
partments with endowed chairs. This al- 
lows the college to use the money in the 
general fund for improvements around 
campus. 

Flournoy also commented that Cente- 
na ry has more endowed chairs than any 
college its size in the South. 

A Search Committee has now been es- 
tablished to find the right person to fill 
the chair. The search is being conducted 
° n a national level and has the potential 
jP attract some excellent professors. 
J/ournoy expects the position to be 
tll fcd by next fall. 

,^he late Velma Grayson, primary donor 
0r the chair, was a prominent Louisiana 
^sinesswoman. She was chairwoman 
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aduate of Centenary College and 



Smith defended her proposal saying, 
"We feel that Centenary has several or- 
ganizations that only accept upperclass 
students, and we would like Pacesetters 
to include all classes because, as a year- 
book, our goal is to include all in our 
captivation of that which was the 1988- 
89 year." 

Fern, who co-sponsored the proposal, 
said in the Nov, 8 senate meeting that 
"there are significant pacesetters on this 
campus who are underclass students" and 
that "it is time to recognize them." 
The senate, however, did not agree and 
failed to pass the proposal with the nec- 
essary two-thirds majority of votes in 
either the Nov. 1 or Nov. 8 meeting. 

Smith commented on the decision 
saying, "I am sorry that our tool to fo- 
cus on student life, Pacesetters, is elitist 
and discriminatory." 

Also in the Nov. 1 meeting, ROTC 
representative Ciaudie Fanning, ju- 



nior, outlined to the senate a proposal 
the ROTC department has for a service 
project which the senate unanimously 
approved. 

Fanning said the department would 
like to provide movies on the SUB 
stage television on the nights that the 
Entertainment Committee does not do 
so. 

He said that a secondary goal of the 
project is to increase ROTC visibility 
on campus. He also said that ROTC 
cadets would be responsible for showing 
the movies and that the department 
would cover the totai cost of the project. 

In the Nov. 8 meeting, Fern submitted 
his finalized proposal to raise student 
fees to $80 next fall. According to the 
proposal, which the senate adopted, the 
fee will rise each year in accord with the 
Consumer Price Index rating. The pol- 
icy will be subject to review in 1991. 



The proposal must now be approved 
by several committees and a majority 
vote of full-time undergraduate students. 

The senate also approved a proposal by 
senior Bill Carroll, SGA treasurer, to 
write letters of opposition to the Educa- 
tional Policy Committee, the Student 
Life Committee and the Faculty Com- 
mittee on the subject of moving frater- 
nity and sorority rush to the spring 
semester. 

In other senate business, senior 
Samuel Lewis, Pegasus editor, said 
that this year's staff will include junior 
Robin Dauterive as layout assistant 
and freshman Brian Bennet as ad 
manager. 

The review board for the magazine will 
consist of Lewis, Dr. Jeff Hendricks 
and Dr. David Havird, both assistant 
professors of English, and one other 
student. 





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development initiative that began 
when you were in the first grade. 
Industrial development is a long-term 
undertaking. And Louisiana's electric 
utilities are very committed toil. 

Right now, we're working on initia- 
tives that will benefit the Class of *09. 
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6 THE CONGLOMERATE. NOVEMBER 10. 1988 




Centenary needs to focus 
on academic excellence 

Two years ago, the admissions staff and the public relations 
department nearly performed unnatural acts as U.S. News and World 
Report ranked Centenary number six in the small comprehensive 
colleges category for this region. Of course, now that Centenary is 
not included in the 1988 rankings, the public relations department 
denounces the survey as invalid and unqualified. Indeed an interesting 
twist. 

It seems that Centenary could learn something from these top 
ranked colleges, as decided by college presidents and admissions 
workers. Exactly why was Centenary not ranked? 

By comparing the top ranked colleges in this report with 
Centenary, one can discover where we need improvement. The top 
four colleges, in Centenary's category, as ranked by U.S. News and 
World Report 1988 college issue follows: 

1. Southwestern (Texas) 

2. Simon's Rock of Bard (Massachusetts) 

3. Transylvania (Kentucky) 

4. Alaska Pacific University (Alaska) 

The fact is that Centenary needs to move forward, beyond petty 
ultra-bars and fall formals. Centenary needs a stronger focus on 
academic life and the quality of education. 

Centenary must increase admissions standards if it wants 
acclamation and respect as an institution of higher learning. The 
acceptance rate for Centenary's fall 1988 semester was 87 percent. 
This can be contrasted with Southwestern' s rate of 77 percent, or 
Simon's Rock of Bard's rate of 56 percent, or Transylvania College's 
rate of 68 percent. A more selective acceptance level would lead to 
more challenging classes. 

Instead of trying to increase enrollment, perhaps Centenary needs 
to drop the dead wood and make Centenary a truly selective college. 
This would also give a Centenary diploma more prestige. Of course 
this would probably increase the tuition. 

Centenary, in this technological age, needs to extend its computer 
facilities and programs. Currently, computer classes are taught by 
math and science professors. These classes should be instructed by 
computer scientists. The curriculum offers only three classes, one 
each in BASIC, COLBOL and FORTRAN languages. 

Southwestern offers its students personal computers in the dorms, 
and one of Transylvania's heaviest majors is Computer Science. 
Obviously these schools are keeping up with technology and hence 
receiving acclaim and higher enrollment. Likewise, Centenary could 
profit by providing upgraded computer facilities for ail students. 

Most importantly, Centenary could enhance academic life by- 
improving Magale Library. Currently, Magale houses only 155,720 
volumes while Southwestern contains 187,000 volumes and Alaska 
Pacific contains an amazing 300,000 volumes. Magale simply needs 
more books. 

Centenary can learn from these top rated institutions. True, such 
improvements are expensive, yet they are also necessary to enrich 
academic life. This is the true function of an institution of higher 
learning. 



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Wood challenges Parker 



Editor's Note: This counterpoint is 
in answer to Michael E. Parker's 
column printed on page nine of the Oct. 
27 issue of The Conglomerate. 

Mickey, this is to justify some of the 
generalizations you made about people 
in the lower class. 

It has been man's goal since the be- 
ginning of time to improve upon his 
current situation. Because he has suc- 
ceeded, we live in houses instead of 
caves and acquire our food from the local 
grocery store instead of the jungle in the 
back yard. 




COUNTERPOINT 



■WOOD 



This improvement in technology also 
has it's damaging points, but I believe 
the good far outweighs the bad. My 
grandfather and my mother are still alive 
today because medical research found a 
cure for cancer, or at least a way to 
temporarily slow it down. 

Like all things in life, there is a bad 
side. You see abortion as a negative as- 
pect of technological advances, but you 
are not the deciding figure for everyone. 
To a sixteen year old high school ju- 
nior, it gives her a choice in a difficult 
situation. Maybe it will keep her from 
the status of "unwed mother" and away 
from the governmental aid you are so 
opposed to giving to those in desperate 
need of it 

How do you expect a young teenage 
girl abandoned by her family to support 
herself and a baby? Believe it or not, it 
happens. Without a high school 
diploma, typically the only jobs avail- 
able to her are the "abundant minimum- 
wage jobs just down the street." 

Assuming she works forty hours a 
week, she will only earn $6968 a year if 
she works 365 days. Could you pay for 
child care (which generally won't take a 
child under the age of six months), 
housing, food and transportation, not .-to 



mention the medical bills associated 
with a baby on this annual salary? 

For someone in her situation, food 
stamps, welfare, public housing and 
medical care are a godsend. Ask yourself 
how many lives are saved each day be- 
cause the stress of such responsibilities 
on so young a person is partially re- 
lieved. How many babies aren't thrown 
in trash cans, left on door steps, abused 
or worse because someone is willing to 
help teenagers until they can help 
themselves? 

You have made a valid point in the 
fact that the availability of abortion is 
taken advantage of in some cases, but 
my point is valid also. Generalizations 
aren't fair to those being generalized 
about. But then again, life isn't fair, is 
it, Mickey? 

In the 1930s all of the United States of 
America was in a depression, not just 
your grandparents. Everyone's ancestors 
lived through the depression. The 
majority of them lost their homes and 
most of their savings. Those that didn't 
had to find work elsewhere, just like 
your grandfather. It was a hardship dealt 
with by America, not just a percentage 
of the population. 

You said your grandfather "simply 
utilized plain old-fashioned opportunity" 
to survive, but you want to take it away 
from the people who need it the most- 
What would your grandfather have done 
if someone with your ideas had contf 
along in his time? 

The "poor" as you describe the whole 
of America's lower working class, are a 
people with hard luck and a lack of edu- 
cation, for the most part. The only job* 
available for their educational skills a# 
low-paying menial labor jobs. How d° 
they get out of their situation if no o& 
wants to educate them? 

"Pouring money down poverty's bto^ 
hole" indicates that you think govert)' 
mental aid to students from these fan* 1 ' 
lies is out of the question. If it were" 



see "Wood" page 7 



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THE CONGLOMERATE. NOVEMBER 10, 1988 7 



"Wood" from page 6 

for Pell Grants, Guaranteed Student 
Loans and College Work/Study, I 
wouldn't be at Centenary. I wouldn't be 
anywhere, for that matter. Does this 
mean that I don't deserve to go to col- 
lege? 

How can you hold children responsible 
for their parent's actions? Each is his or 
her own individual with a chance at life 
to be the best that he or she can. 

I am intelligent, but not enough to 
earn an academic scholarship. How are 
we supposed to rise out of the situation 



if we are just being pushed further down 
into it? 

The logic behind government aid to 
students who can't afford college is to 
educate them and move them out of 
their situation. The higher salaries they 
earn will increase the tax revenue in the 
future. The ones who do move out of 
the lower class will eventually have a 
family in the middle or upper classes. If 
not, the lower class will some day 
overpower the rest and the democracy of 
America will be ruled by them. 

Those in the middle or upper classes 
are almost automatically assured some 
level of success because of the advan- 
tages of their environment, whereas 



Pomeroy promotes policy 



What I say is based on the theory that 
advertising increases use. This point 
might be argued. 

However, the hearings which preceded 
the ban on the advertising of cigarettes 
on radio and television led to the con- 
clusion, contrary to the position of 
cigarette manufacturers, that advertising 
of cigarettes did not simply persuade 
smokers to switch brands, but, in fact, 
influenced many people, particularly 
young people, to begin smoking. I ac- 
cept this as being true of the advertising 
of alcohol. 




POINT 



OR; WEBB 
POMEROV 



Centenary College and I have as our 
primary goal to bring people to use 
better the most complicated, mysteri- 
ous, marvelous mass of matter in all 
creation, the human brain. 

If one thinks or reads about the human 
brain with any degree of seriousness, 
one is struck by a sense of awe. Our 
brains create our sight, our hearing, our 
speech, our loving, caring, pain, joy, 
art, drama — the list is unending. Truth 
is not discovered, it is created by our 
brains. 

The very thought of the millions and 
millions of cells, circuits, electrical im- 
pulses, flashings, charging and 
discharging millions of times per second 
leaves one breathless with wonder. The 
very idea that I would put alcohol or 
some other drug into that brain to dam- 
age or mess with it is offensive to me. 
That I would, by teaching or example, 
influence someone else to do so would 
violate my sense of value of others and 
of myself. 

The second reason that I oppose such 
advertising is my experiences with 
many people, including many college 
students, who have suffered because they 
or someone else has ingested alcohol. 

I could fill a book with horror stories 
from my experiences, but I will recount 
°nly one. It is taken from the past, so 
far in the past that only a few older 
Members of the faculty or administra- 
tion remember iL ; Th|sjs my vw.avv of 
*j^uig.-^,J, would ne^reco^r^ally 
0r in writing the confidence of any stu- 
dents who have come to talk about an 
alcohol problem. 

A number of years ago I saw a young 

^^tenary-studen^ofi-campuswho ap- 

Pjared out of control relative to alcohol. 

The following^dfefyf I wrote his name on 

a note pad, thinking that at the first op- 



portunity I would ask him if he needed 
help. The following Sunday I was told 
that the young man had drowned, after 
ingesting several cans of beer. 

Hearing of his death made a deep and 
lasting impression upon me. I think 
that it has probably already occurred to 
you that I asked myself, and still do, 
"What if ... 7" 

I think that I probably would not add 
much to this by quoting the number of 
thousands of young people who are 
killed, blinded, crippled, each year by 
alcohol which they or others have in- 
gested. It is not that, as a nation, we 
don't know, it is that we don't care. 

Our philosophy seems to be, if it 
makes money, shows a profit, do it. I 
would be disappointed to have our 
newspaper participate in this carriage of 
our young people in order to balance the 
books. 

These are some of the reasons why I 
oppose the advertising of alcohol in our 
newspaper— our newspaper which 
should reflect our values. 

What I have said suggests that I am 
also opposed to the consumption of al- 
cohol on campus. 

First, there is an important symbolism 
in Centenary's decision not to bring al- 
cohol into this environment dedicated to 
the development and enrichment of the 
brain or, as some would say, "the 
mind." A brain under the restrictions and 
influence of alcohol will not respond to 
learning how to make decisions nearly 
as well as one that is not. This is sym- 
bolized by the decision not to bring al- 
cohol onto the site of learning. 

My second statement is that Centenary 
has no responsibility to make alcohol 
easily available on campus, and it is not 
a student right to demand it so. 

A few years ago it was noted that two 
male freshman students at Centenary, 
toward the end of the semester, had 
rather suddenly begun some very nega- 
tive behavior. They began to miss class, 
not turn in assignments and perform 
poorly on examinations. 

Investigation of the problem revealed 
that a senior student, in violation of 
Centenary rule, state and local law, was 
selling, in his dormitory room, alcohol 
by the drink, to these and other students. 
These two students had become addicted 
to alcohol. 

I understand that it is taking Sortie 'lib- j 
erty with logic to cohduWe-.tha* -students j 
cannot cope with alcohol on campus, 
but I am sure that it is true that some, if 
not many, students cannot cope. 

Evidence has shown that when a resi- 
dential college allows alcohol on eam- 
p«i physical damage to dormitories and j 
facilities, Such as student union build- 
ings, rises. " 



only the "brightest stars" of the lower 
class have a chance to raise themselves. 
There is no second chance for us if we 
mess up. 

All people have the ability to rise as 
far as their potential will allow them, 
but only if they're given a chance. 

Your statement about your parents be- 
ing taxed 40 percent of their income is 
debatable. In 1987, for your parents to 
pay 40 percent of their income in 
Federal income taxes, their taxable 
income (which excludes all deductions 
and exemptions) would have to be 
$90,000 or more. Since you claim 
yourself to be from the middle class, I 
don't think this is possible. 



If all taxes (Social Security, State and 
Federal) are considered then you could be 
correct. But, Social Security taxes are 
placed into a fund for later use, while, in 
Louisiana, State and Federal taxes are 
mutually deductable. 

When your sister wanted to go to 
college, you found out what it was like 
to not be able to afford it. Do you want 
to inflict this same situation upon 
anyone else? Where are we supposed to 
get a private loan from? 

Mickey, you made some valid points 
in your article. I agree that opportunities 
are abused, but to punish someone who 
really needs help, because of the acts of 
others, is a tragedy. 



Policy represses freedom 



I hold no doctorate. I am not a 
professor. I am but a student, but I do 
live, breathe and, yes, think. I think 
of the restraints placed upon me by 
those who are paid to help me grow. 

College is a time of growth, a time 
when adolescents grow into adults and 
take on the responsibilities of real 
life. But at Centenary the students are 
given few freedoms. Responsibility is 
best held in the hands of the 
reactionary elite who control the laws 
of this institution. 



1 



COUNTERPOINT 



KRADEL 



These laws not only take away per- 
sonal responsibility from students, 
some even increase the chances of 
tragedy. Centenary's no-alcohol policy 
is just such a law. 

Alcohol is banned from the campus 
of Centenary. Students who may 
legally drink elsewhere are bound by 
the chain of conservatism on this 65- 
acre island of ignorance. This policy 
is a slap in the face for all students, 
but especially for those who are 21 
years old, yet are told that if they have 
alcohol in their dorm rooms, a fine of 
$25 or more will be assessed. 

The school apparently fancies itself 
as the moral watchdog of its student 
body. Instead of treating students on 
an equal level, the school takes away 
rights and leaves the student feeling 
like a child. 

The only option for students who 
wish to drink alcohol is to drive off- 
campus to local bars or liquor stores. 
This creates the high-risk situation of 
students under the influence of alcohol 



driving their cars and endangering their 
own lives as well as others. The hope 
would be that students would be smart 
enough not to drink and drive, but that 
does not always happen. 

It is the responsibility of each 
student to manage his or her own 
drinking. Centenary needs to place 
more trust in its students in regard to 
rules which regulate personal choices, 
such as drinking. To not allow people 
of legal drinking age to bring a 
completely legal substance on to 
campus is to force others to conform 
to the morals of a powerful few. 

The subject may seem almost 
trivial, but it is a question of the 
exercise of personal freedom being re- 
strained in the name of morality. 

The Honor Code is one of 
Centenary's greatest assets. It is a 
pledge given by each student that the 
work he has done is his own. If the 
faculty and administration of this 
school believe the student body to be 
mature enough to respect the Honor 
Code, then why do they find the need 
to direct students on an honorable code 
of conduct? 

I am not asking for a campus on 
which laws are not respected. What I 
seek is a policy on alcohol, and other 
personal choices, which remains 
within the laws of Louisiana but does 
not infringe on a student's rights under 
those laws. 

I sense what would result would not 
be a Bohemian state of chaos and 
revelry, but instead a college 
atmosphere which would breed mutual 
respect between the faculty, 
administration, and the student body, 
and make Centenary a model of 
growth and personal freedom. 

I seek what is not a privilege, but a 
right under the law and in the minds 
of those who wish to live a life of 
choice, not mandate. 



foil are cordially invited 
to epmress your views. 






Letters to the editor for the Dec. 8 

issue are due in The Conglomerate 

office at 5:00 p.m., Dec. 2. 



8 THE CONGLOMERATE. NOVEMBER 10, 1988 




3-1 Victory over Georgia State Panthers 



Gents earn sweet tournament win 



By Martha Nash 

Sports Writer 

"Sweet!" That is how team captain 
Tommy Poole described the 3-1 
victory over the Georgia State Panthers 
that clinched the TAAC Conference title 
for the Centenary soccer team. And 
sweet it was. 
Last Saturday was a remarkable day in 
the Gents' athletic history. Not only is 
this the first TAAC Title that the soccer 
team has clinched, but it is also the first 
men's team title in any sport since 
1980. 

The road to success started on Friday, 
Oct. 28, when TAAC playoffs started. 
The Gents went into the tournament 
seeded first in the Western Division. In 
the quarterfinals they downed Houston 
Baptist Univ. 2-0 with goals by junior 
Greg Woodbridge and freshman 
Marty Majewski. 
The next day the Gents played Hardin- 
Simmons for the divisional title. Again 
it was Woodbridge who opened the score 
for Centenary on a penalty kick. But 
Hardin Simmons tied up the game in 
the last minute on a penalty kick by 
Eddie Quintana. 

In a thrilling overtime, the Gents 
clinched the victory on a goal by 
Majewski. This fifth overtime win of 
the season also meant a ticket to the 
TAAC final. 

The TAAC finals on Nov. 4 were a 
rematch from last year's championship 
game, in which Georgia State handed 
the Gents a 2-0 loss in Atlanta, the only 
defeat that the Gents suffered last 
season. 

This year Georgia State reached the 
finals by beating Stetson on penalty 
kicks, after the score was tied at 0-0 
when overtime ended. 

At the start of the season it seemed 
like nobody believed in the Gents except 
for the Gents themselves. Preseason 
TAAC prognoses had picked the Gents 
to finish third in the Western Division. 
Most people predicted a bad season for 
the Gents after the team lost 13 players, 
including the six controversial 
Dutchmen. 



Midwest IS AA Rankings 
final standings 





W L T % 


■1. St. Louis 


18 3 2 .826 


2 SMU 


10 2 6 .722 


3. Air Force 


13 5 2 .700 


4. Illinois State 


12 7 1 .625 


5. Quincy 


12 6 2 .650 


6. Eastern Illinois 


10 6 3 .605 


7. SIU-Edwardsville 


10 9 2 .524 


8. North Texas 


8 7 1 .531 


9. TCU 


9 8 1 .528 


10. Northwestern, 111.. 


10 4 .714 


Others Receiving votes 




Centenary 


15 4 .789 



The season started with a 2-0 loss to 
Midwestern. It was the Gents first home 
loss in two years. After the first six 
games of the season, their record had 
dropped to 2-4, which seemed to prove 
the "misfortune tellers" right. 

But then the Gents pulled together for 
a 12-game winning streak that brought 
them to the TAAC championship game. 
So the stage was set for revenge. The 
Gents were about to erase last year's 
score and prove the doubters wrong. 

Last Saturday's game was marked by 
the unusually high, 30 mile per hour 
winds that blew from end to end over 
the soccer field. But the 350 spectators 
saw two teams that came ready to play 
from the first whistle. 

During the first half, the Gents, sup- 
ported by the wind, sought the offensive 
and dominated the Panthers. An early 
scoring opportunity for Woodbridge 
ended on the post, and freshman Derek 
Steele edged two shots inches next to 
the goal. But a goal was in the air, and 
it was senior Steve Fath who found 
the net for the opening score. He arched 
a Woodbridge cross over the Panther 
goal keeper for his fifth goal of the 
season: the score was 1-0. 

The Gents pressed on, looking for a 
bigger lead because the strong head wind 
would make play difficult in the second 
half. They struck a second time, three 
minutes before halftime, when sopho- 
more Jonathan Berman scored off 
another assist by Woodbridge. 

But Georgia State didn't give up and 
started attacking in the second half. 
With the wind now on their side, they 
created many opportunities, but most of 
them ended in the hands of the Gents 
goal keeper, freshman Scott Wright. 

As time progressed and the end came 
nearer, the Gentlemen's defense seemed 
to get paralyzed by the thought of 
victory. That's when a long cross got 
Georgia's Tom Bernardi in an 
excellent scoring position. He had no 
trouble pushing the ball out of Wright's 
reach and in the net. 

The goal was the shock that shook the 
Gents back to reality again. The last 20 
minutes of the game belonged to the 
Gents. They created a number of scoring 
opportunities, on one of which junior 
Scott Odom was wrestled to the 
ground in the Georgia goal box. Poole 
cashed in the resulting penalty kick for 
his 16th goal of the season: the score 
was 3-1. 

In the last seven minutes of the game, 
Centenary's defense stood ground with 
new confidence. When the last whistle 
blew, the Gents had earned themselves 
the TAAC trophy and a good reason for 
a big party. 
The Gents ended the season with a 15- 
4 record and a school high 13-game 
winning streak. On offense the Gents 
were led by Woodbridge (42 points) arid 
Poole (40 points). Wright set three 
school goal keeper records, including the 
fewest goals allowed in a season (20). 

Seniors who completed their last 
Centenary game were Poole and Fath, 
who hold school records, and Brian 
BergstromBritton Coffman, 
Marc de Jong and Tom Papanen. 




PHOTO BY SAMUELlEWS 



Tommy Poole, sr., leaves Centenary with a career record for most goals scored. 




PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWB 



Greg Woodbridge, jr., contributed to Saturday's win with two assists. 



Golf team shines in the 
Hal Sutton Invitational 



By David Leimbrook 

Staff Writer 

The Centenary Gents golf team 
pulled out an impressive team victory 
at the fifth annual Hal Sutton 
Collegiate Invitational. 

The Gents, who hosted the 
tournament Nov. 7-8 at the 
Shreveport Country Club, led a field 
of twelve teams in the 54 hole, two 
day competition. The other eleven 
teams entered in the tournament were: 
McNeese State, Louisiana Tech, 
Arkansas State, University of New 
Orleans, Nicholls State, Northeast 
Louisiana, Northwestern State, 
Southern Mississippi, St. Edwards 
University, Tulane, and Southeastern 
Louisiana. 

Senior Charles Rougeau led a 
strong Gents team with a 54-hole 
total of 219. This score was good 
enough to win top honors for 
Rougeau, who edged out Matt Eltz 



of Southeastern Louisiana for first 
place. Other Centenary team 
members are Brad Olsen, senior, 
Hal Patton, junior, Mike 
Sipula, sophomore, and Tim 
Wilhite, freshman. 

Rougeau had a tough 13th hole in 
Tuesday's final round, but came on 
strong in the remaining five holes to 
clinch the title for the Gents. "We are 
very proud of the entire team," said 
Centenary coach Peter Winkler. 
"It feels great to win our own 
tournament" 

The weather cooperated with the 
host Gents, allowing all 54 holes to 
be completed for the first time in 
three years. This was also the gon 
team's first tournament victory since 
the 1982 Razorback Invitational i° 
which, you guessed it, Hal Sutton 
led the Gents. 

The golf team will close out its fa 11 
season Nov. 14-15 at the Texas-San 
Antonio Invitational. 



THE CONGLOMERATE. NOVEMBER 10. 1988 19 



Gents shoot for TAAC 



By Scott Wallace 

Sports Writer 

The Centenary Gentlemen begin yet 
another step towards what they hope will 
be an eventual TAAC championship. 

Last season, the Gents took step one as 
they finished 13-15 overall, 8-10 in 
TAAC. However, Centenary could have 
easily finished as high as third consider- 
ing that four losses went down to the 
wire and could have gone either way. 

If the Gents are going to improve on 
last year and continue to build for a 
chance to win the title, they will have to 
win the close games that kept them 
down last year. 

Coach Tommy Canterbury enters 
his 1 lth full season with a core of talent 
that has not been at Centenary in quite 
some time. Four starters and seven let- 
termen return from last year's squad. 

The frontcourt should be quite solid. 
Honorable mention All-TAAC forwards 
Fred McNealey (12.1 points and 6.6 
rebounds per game) and Byron Stew- 
ard (13.7 ppg, 8.0 rpg) return to anchor 
the Gents frontline. McNealey, a 6-5 se- 
nior captain, and Steward, a 6-5 sopho- 
more, will be joined by 6-7 junior center 
Marro Hawkins (11.5 ppg, 6.1 rpg). 

Hawkins would have led the nation in 
field goal percentage if not for the fact 
that he needed to reach a minimum of 
five field goals per game. However, he 
shot an amazing 68.1 percent from the 
floor. Senior Pete Scalia will come 
off the bench. 

The backcourt will miss the presence of 
Cedric Ellis, but 6-0 sophomore 
Patrick Greer and 6-3 sophomore 
Blaine Russell return to lead the 
Gents. Greer averaged over 11 points and 




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more than four assists per game last sea- 
son. Russell established himself as one 
of the TAAC's most potent three-point 
shooters with 44.8 percent from that 
area. 

Senior Rodney Martin (9.3 ppg) 
also returns. Like Russell, Martin was 
primarily a bench player, but both 
should see much more time this season. 

In addition, a strong class of newcom- 
ers should help the Gents immensely 
with depth. First, there is 6-5 
guard/forward Larry Robinson. 
Robinson is a transfer from Eastern Ok- 
lahoma State Junior College, where he 



was named second-team All -American 
while averaging nearly 25 points a game. 
Also, help will come from 6-6 redshirt 
freshman Troy Grigg, 6-6 transfer 
John Buckwalter, and 6-7 high 
school recruit Raymond Keyes. Two 
5-9 guards, freshman Tyrone Cole- 
man and sophomore Jimmy Dal- 
court, should help as well. 

Centenary opens the season Nov. 26 
against Texas A&M in the Cellunet 
Classic. They travel to Ft. Worth to play 
TCU Nov. 30, then to Montana Dec. 9- 
10 for the Champion Holiday Classic, 
and will be at Baylor Dec. 31. 



Ladies end season without a game 




PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 



Team captain Donna Ball, sr. 



By Marc de Jong 

Interim Sports Editor 

The Ladies of the Centenary volleyball 
team are upset about Wiley College's 
cancellation of their last game of the 
season. This last home fixture was 
scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 2, but 
the Wiley Kittens forfeited on a late 
notice and stayed home in Marshall, 
Tex. Wiley claimed they couldn't field a 
complete team for the game, because of 
academic and financial reasons. 

"It would have been so nice to end the 
season on a good note," said junior 
Tracy Tifenbach, a two-year team 
member. "It is a real disappointment," 
added sophomore Sandi Dion, a new- 
comer to the team. 

Now, the Ladies' record stays at 7-13, 
and they ended the season with a loss in 
straight sets against Southern Arkansas 
University in Magnolia, Ark., on 
Thursday, Oct 27. 

The Ladies had their minds set on per- 
sonal revenge. The season didn't turn 
out as they had hoped. "The biggest 
disappointment was not qualifying for 
the regionals, as we did last year," said 
Tifenbach. In 1987 the Ladies landed a 
bid for the NAIA regional play-offs in 
Memphis, Tenn. 

This year's lower record can be partly 
attributed on the size of the squad. As 
Tifenbach put it, "It wasn't a big team, 
not in height, nor in numbers. The team 



had only nine members and missed the 
individual size that the 1987 members 
had." 

The Ladies had a coaching switch, too. 
Last year's coach Larry Bagley took a 
new job at Lamar Universtiy in 
Beaumont, Tex. this fall, and Tami 
Cyr replaced him on short notice. Cyr, 
who came to Centenary as a Softball 
coach in the spring of 1987, already had 
the women's cross country team under 
her guidance this semester. This was the 
first time she had coached volleyball at 
the college level. "Tami had a tough 
job, but that was not a factor," said 
Tifenbach. 

Junior Martha Nash, a starter for 
three years, agreed: "We had a very 
young team, but we worked very hard- 
harder than our record shows — and we 
kept progressing throughout the 
season." 

Tifenbach continued: "We didn't play 
bad. A lot of the games were lost at the 
end. We took most opponents to five 
sets, but then couldn't score for the win. 
That might have been inexperience." 

This year's team had five Ladies that 
played their first year of college volley- 
ball, only two players with three years 
of experience and none with four. 

But the Ladies are hungry for next year 
already. Losing only one player, senior 
Donna Ball, next year's team will be 
a unit with experience. 




Ladies are smashing 

The Centenary Ladies tennis team 
ended their fall season with a strong 
showing at the National Rolex 
Invitational in Pensacola, Fla. The 
team was led by sophomore Beth 
Bain and freshman J asm in a 
Tonejc, who both finished in the 
final 16 of a highly competitive sin- 
gles draw of 134. 

The Ladies expect to be ranked 
seventh or eighth in November's 
NAIA national preseason poll, much 
higher than in recent years, and are 
extremely optimistic about the 
upcoming spring season. 

Intramurals update 

Let's hear it for intramurals! Yep, 
believe it or not, they're still in full 
gear. How about you? For those of 
you who are football fans, you had 
the opportunity to view it all in the 
past month. The season ended with a 
championship game between B.A.D. 
and Kappa Alpha. Well, the winners? 
Guess what? They were B.A.D. ! 

Now it's time to serve up a few 
hands of volleyball. The month of 
November is loaded. According to 
their schedule, the co-ed teams entered 
the playoff this past Monday and 
Tuesday. These are followed by men's 
and women's volleyball. There are 
five women's teams and 11 men's 
teams. Three or four nights a week, 
every hour on the hour, beginning at 
6 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m., you can 
catch the action in Hay-nes Gym. 

Playoffs for these games will begin 
Nov. 30 and end Dec. 8. 

Men run 7th in TAAC 

The Centenary Gentlemen's cross- 
country team took a trip to Birm- 
ingham, Ala., for the 1988 TAAC 
meet. The Oct. 29 showdown wa- 
hosted by Samford University. 

The competition was run on a five- 
mile course over rigorous, off-trac* 
terrain. This year Norman David- 
son, freshman, set the pace for th 
rest of the team, which included sc 
niors Zach Mayo and Samut 
Lewis, juniors Doug Shannon. 
Gaston Hebert, Matt Trantham 
and Philip Aubert and freshman 
Mickey Parker. 

The squad finished an unfortunate 
seventh. A victory would have ad- 
vanced the team, coached by Dr. 
Robert Galvan, to the regional fi- 
nals. However, both Davidson and 
Mayo finished the race fast enough to 
qualify individually for the regional 
event in Denton, Tex., on Nov. 12. 

No bid for soccer 

The Gents' soccer team has not re- 
ceived a bid for the NCAA National 
Tournament. The Midwest region is 
represented only by St. Louis Univ., 
4th in the nation, who will get a bye 
in the first round and SMU, (11th 
nationally), who will host Notre 
Dame (14th). 

Centenary, in fact, dropped from 
their ninth place in the Midwest 
polls, despite their win. For next 
year, TAAC will change its' format 
and has applied to the NCAA for an 
automatic bid. The final Midwest 
rankings are shown on page 8. 



10 THE CONGLOMERATE. NOVEMBER 10. 1988 




We aim to cooperate 

Dear Editor 

In reply to Suzin Alandt's and 
J am ye Sullivan's letter, Centenary 
College does not "insist on making its 
facilities completely unavailable to the 
students," as can be seen by visiting the 
campus buildings or looking at the 
monthly activities calendar. 

Haynes Gymnasium and the weight 
room are open to students Monday 
through Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 
p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 
12:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. when school 
is in session and a monitor is on duty for 
students' safety and insurance require- 
ments. 

The Gold Dome weight room is open 
Monday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 
10:30 p.m. when a monitor is on duty, 
though varsity events take precedence. 
Basketball team practice and intramurals 
sometimes pre-empt total availability. 

You can understand that with some 
1100 students plus faculty and staff, all 
entitled to use the facilities at various 
times for various reasons, a system is 
necessary to avoid conflicts. 

The group who pre-empted yours in 
Haynes Gym had filed a Request for Fa- 
cilities Use weeks earlier, stating dates 
and times they needed the space. These 
were checked with the Athletic Depart- 
ment and the Dean of Students. Copies 
of their request were sent to the Physical 
Plant and to Security. The group was 



then notified that the gym was reserved 
for them on those dates. 

Students planning to hold classes for 
which they charge admission, thus need- 
ing a facility on a regular schedule, 
should surely make arrangements in ad- 
vance. 

The master calendar may be checked and 
Request Forms picked up in Hamilton 
Hall 131. Now is the time to reserve 
space for spring semester. 

Our aim is to cooperate. 

Emily McWilliams 
Facilities Coordinator 

Greeks look for unity 

Dear Editor 

I have been very proud of the effort that 
has been made by all of the Greeks here 
on campus to find some kind of unity 
over the past two years. I had thought 
that we were further along than we 
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was more aware of racist attitudes here at 
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degradation, such as someone showing 
up at a Halloween party in black face. I 
suppose that it was not the case this 
time either. 

When a member of a sorority (who 
should well know that a TKE is a TKE 
at any chapter, at Centenary or at 
Louisiana Tech, and a Chi Omega is a 





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the letters of another Greek organization 
and in black face, a statement is made. 
Personally, I am quite proud to be a part 
of an organization that is equated with 
non-racist ideals. Still, it does make a 
statement 

Unfortunately, it may not be the one 
intended. To me it lowers the standards 
that we should expect from that or any 
other Greek organization. It is proof to 
me that sometimes mistakes are made 
during the rush process, and an 
undesirable person may be allowed to go 
active even though that person is totally 
devoid of the grace, tact and compassion 
that the sorority prides itself on. Every 
Greek knows that all of his or her 
actions, good or bad, reflect upon his or 
her choice of affiliation. 

Greeks need to realize that competition 
is great, but the pettiness within the 
Greek System here at Centenary must 
stop. We could accomplish so much 
more if we only tried to find the 
common ground that we are all standing 
on. 

We as students of Centenary have to 
realize that people are people no matter 
what color they are. Maybe it is about 
time that some of us got our proud heads 
out of our parents bank accounts and 
credit cards and took a look at this world 
with the perspective of some kind of 
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THE CONGLOMERATE, NOVEMBER 10, 1988 11 




FEATURES & E NTERTAiNMENT 



Rock Solid spirits Christians 



By Erica Johnson 

Staff Writer 

Christian rock lovers, get ready for 
"Rock Solid '88." The high energy con- 
cert tour which features the widely ac- 
claimed DeGarmo & Key will come 
to town Nov. 17. DeGarmo & Key, the 
Grammy- and Dove-nominated Christian 
rock group, will perform music from 
their latest album and video release 
"Rock Solid," which was recorded in 
Nashville. 

Also on the concert bill will be the 
rock band Altar Boys and comedian 
Steve Geyer. 

Artistically, DeGarmo & Key have 
been described as "cutting edge" musi- 
cians who lead the way in rock and roll 
music and video creativity. Their music 
videos appear on MTV and other rock 
video outlets. It was the DeGarmo & 
Key "Six Six Six" video that has been 
credited as the "groundbreaker" for 
Christian rock on MTV. 

In 1986 DeGarmo & Key released their 
Grammy-nominated album, "Street 
Light," featuring the single "Every Mo- 
ment." The release of the single coin- 
cided with the debut of the video single 
of the same name, which was filmed on 
location in Zaire, Africa, in cooperation 
with Mission Aviation Fellowship. 

MAF is a volunteer pilots organization 
that assists in transporting medical per- 
sonnel and supplies into remote regions 
of the world. 

Subsequent videos "Competition" and 
"Rock Solid" add to the list of DeGarmo 
& Key accomplishments. Their latest 
effort is the 75-minute full-length video, 
"Rock Solid ... The Rock-U-Mentary" 
which features comic narration by JM J. 
Bullock as a bonus. 

What may be unseen initially will 
prove to be the key distinction of De- 
Garmo & Key, setting them far apart 
from their contemporaries. It is more 
than their musical ability. It is more 
than Dana Key being the seventh-gen- 



eration grandson of Francis Scott (Oh 
say can you see) Key, composer of our 
national anthem. 

What makes DeGarmo & Key unique is 
that they are "sub-culture missionaries" 
reaching thousands of kids through their 
self-styled crusades, each carefully crafted 
with rock and roll music, preaching and 
an altar call. That's evangelism DeGarmo 
& Key style — and DeGarmo & Key are 
truly evangelists in the purest sense of 
the word. But their music has not always 
had a Christian influence. 

After a life-changing religious 
experience, DeGarmo and Key changed 
their priorities and musical orientation, 
and decided to put God first. Within 
months they left "Globe" and formed the 
DeGarmo & Key Christian rock band. 

Since their debut album in 1978, "This 
Time Thru," they have continued to be 
on the edge. 

Their discography bears witness to two 
important DeGarmo & Key distinctions: 
First and foremost, the band has and al- 
ways will be decidedly up front with the 
message of Christ as evidenced by their 
strong Christian lyric content. Secondly, 
DeGarmo & Key are and will remain 
forerunners stylistically, leading the pace 
of contemporary rock music and video. 

DeGarmo & Key have also had a hand 
in the success of other contemporary 
Christian singers, writing songs for such 
artists as Amy Grant, Sandi Patti, 
White Heart and Steve Camp, to 
name a few. 

DeGarmo & Key are innovators both in 
music and ministry. Since their incep- 
tion, the band has consistently been out 
in front setting new standards of perfor- 
mance and stretching the parameters of 
acceptance for Christian music. They 
still get the secular offers. They still win 
awards. More importantly, they have re- 
mained true to their mission as rock and 
roll evangelists. 

Ministry, high energy music and ag- 
gressive stage performance are the only) 
ways to describe The Altar Boys. Thehj 





DeGarmo & Key's discography bears witness to the message of Christ's love. 



PHOTO CONTRIBUTED 

.Rock SplKTs Altar Boys astound the listeners of Christian rock ,w|th vifclfty. 



live performances are legendary — ener- 
getic, bold and theatrical; no part of the 
stage goes unused when the boys rip into 
a song, and no one leaves an Altar Boys 
concert the same as when they arrived. 

The Altar Boys originated in 1982 
when four boys form Southern Cali- 
fornia decided that kids entrenched in 
world values needed to hear truth in a 
form that they would accept. 

This idea has allowed the group, which 
is now a three-man band featuring gui- 
tarist-singer Mike Stand, drummer 
Jeff Crandell and bassist Rick Alba, 
to perform in areas other Christian 
groups have never been able to reach. 
The Altar Boys perform in clubs, col- 
leges, churches and open for major secu- 
lar acts like Lone Justice and 
Foghat. 

Stand explains the group's philosophy, 
"We don't make albums for the purpose 
of closing people off or being rebellious 
to society. We just play stripped down 
rock and roll, which has high acceptance 
with rock fans all over the country." 

Comedian Steve Geyer is a former 
night club entertainer who has toured 
with DeGarmo & Key for the past year, 
and will continue- -through 'the* -Rock . 



Solid '88 Tour. He appears on the De- 
Garmo & Key full-length concert video 
"Rock Solid ... The Rock-U-Mentary" 
along with JM J. Bullock. 

Geyer has been seen in such notable 
settings as "Spring Break '84" with 
Billy Crystal and Jerry Steinfeld 
as well as performing with top-named 
comics, Sinbad and Paul Kelly. 
Leaving the lifestyle dictated by the 
nightclub circuit became necessary once 
Geyer made his commitment to Christ. 
Still committed to his dream of making 
people laugh, he decided to combine 
comedy with ministry by telling people 
the simple truths of Jesus Christ. 

Geyer has recently signed a recording 
contract with The ForeFront Communi- 
cations Group, and is preparing for a Fall 
'88 release of his first comedy album. 

Don't miss this chance to see, hear and 
experience all of these artists in the ex- 
citing national "Rock Solid '88" tour. 
The concert will be Nov. 17 at 7:30 
p.m. at the Bossier City Civic Center. 
Tickets may be purchased in advance at 
area Christian book stores for $9.50 each 
or S7.50 each for groups of ten or more. 
General admission at the door is $11.50. 
• For mere- mt ermation -call-688-9250: - 



12 THE CONGLOMERATE. NOVEMBER 10. 1988 



Underground emerges 



As in all forms of art, it can be said 
that music is only as good as the reac- 
tion it invokes. If hundreds of half- 
crazed dancing college students can be 
classified as a "reaction," then the Un- 
derground has definitely carved a place 
for itself in the Shreveport music scene. 

Although the band members them- 
selves admit that musically Shreveport 
is not as strong as it could be, it is 
growing, thanks to the persistence of 
groups such as the Underground. 




MUSiefiEVIEW 



MARTINA \; 
MOORE 



Composed of four musicians origi- 
nally from this area — Kevin Cuppe, 
Robby Emerson, James LaBlanc 
and Jimmy Nutt — the Underground 
(formerly Deja Vu) was conceived a 
little over a year ago. While they started 
out playing mainly high school dances 
or block parties, the band has grown in 
their experience as well as popularity. 

According to the band, "Our main ob- 
jective is to introduce you to new mu- 
sic, not the Top 40 covers that everyone 
is playing." With such traditionally 
college tunes as "Reptile" and "Stay Up 
Late," the band has indeed been success- 
ful in causing a welcome change in the 
listening habits of those who once 
thought Sade to be radical listening. 
As with most independent college mu- 
sicians, the members of the Under- 
ground were influenced musically by 
such legends as The Doors and Led 
Zepplin. Yet in their original pieces, 
they echo a sound reminiscent of REM 
and early Replacements. 

The maturation of their musical style 
hasn't tainted their boyish ability to de- 



termine which cartoons "rule" — the bat- 
tle between the Jetsons and the Flin- 
stones rages on. 

As far as favorites go, Shooter's ranks 
high on the club chart. The TKE house 
is also a preferred place to play, thanks 
to a truly "haunting" performance at 
Graveyard Party (okay, so I'm not the 
funniest writer). 

Under the management of Brian Sivils 
(Remember Harsh Realities?), the Un- 
derground is now classified as one of the 
top 16 unsigned bands in the nation. 
According to the Snickers New Music 
Search, which is an overall survey of 
up-and-coming bands, the band was 
voted by college competitions across the 
U.S. as the best new college band to 
look for. 

In November, stations (including 
KSCL) across the nation will be con- 
ducting finals to determine the best new 
college band to emerge this year. The 
winner will be awarded a recording con- 
tract with EMI-Manhattan Records. 

Aside from this short-range goal, their 
sights are set on establishing them- 
selves as successful musicians. Their 
reliance on cover tunes like "Melt With 
You" by Modern English have al- 
lowed them to gain the recognition nec- 
essary to introduce their originals to an 
already enthusiastic audience. 

To see them play on a rowdy night is 
to hear everything from the Godfa- 
thers to the Red Hot Chilli Pep- 
pers to a tortured version of an easily 
forgettable Poison tune. They usually 
follow a set format up until the end 
(however that may occur), but audience 
participation usually leaves the guys up 
in the air as far as what comes next is 
concerned 

The next time you can catch the Un- 
derground will be Nov. 18 at Shooter's, 
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THE CONGLOMERATE. NOVEMBER 10. 1988 13 



'Steel Magnolias ' bursts into bloom 



By John R. Bush 

Staff Writer 

"Steel Magnolias" blossoms at Mar- 
jorie Lyons Playhouse on Dec. 1, with 
a seven-performance run ending Dec. 1 1 . 
Performances are scheduled for Dec. 1-3 
and 8-10 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11, 
at 2 p.m. 

Written by Natchitoches native 
Robert Harling, "Steel Magnolias" 
is a tale of six strong southern women 
as they spend time in Truvy's Beauty 
Parlour confronting life. Centered 
around Shelby Eatenton, a representa- 



tion of Harling's sister played by senior 
Laura Ellis, the play explores the the 
excitement of a wedding, the expecta- 
tions of a birth, the trauma of a kidney 
transplant and the support of friends at 
the death of a loved one. 

Completing the cast are Memory 
Lee Streun as acerbic but loveable 
Ouiser Boudreaux, Anna Chappell as 
Grande Dame Clairee Belcher of Chin- 
quapin, Louisiana, Geraldine Van 
Tiem as M'Lynn Eatenton, Earleen 
Bergeron as Truvy, and Mona 
Clifton as beauty shop assistant An- 
nelle Dupuy-Desoto. 



Directing the production is Robert 
Buseick, chairperson and professor of 
theatre and speech, with Don Hooper, 
instructor of theatre and speech, handling 
setting and lights. Senior Charles 
Jiminez is assistant director, senior 
James McGuire is stage manager and 
senior Abby Barrow is properties 
mistress. 

The play promises to affirm the audi- 
ence's personal conviction for human 
nature and to strengthen the American 
spirit in all who see it. 

Production is continuing on a filmed 



version of "Steel Magnolias" that stars 
Dolly Parton and Sally Field. 

Filming recently concluded in Natchi- 
toches, Louisiana. 

Because he expects a large community 
turn out for this production, Buseick 
encourages all students to make their 
reservations and pick up their tickets as 
soon as possible. 

Reservations for "Steel Magnolias" 
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Art lauds Louisiana 



By Tonia Norman 

Staff Writer 

Two new and exciting art exhibits are 
opening at the Meadows Museum and 
the Turner Art Center this month. Art 
lovers will delight in the vivid talent of 
the late Dr. Marion Souchon and take 
a quiet trip through the subtle watercol- 
ors of Centenary alumnus Dr. Bill 
Bryant. 

Fifty oil paintings by the late Dr. 
Marion Souchon of New Orleans will be 
on exhibit Nov. 13 through Dec. 11 at 
Meadows Museum of Art. 

The exhibit, organized and curated by 
Dr. Souchon's granddaughter, Mrs. 
Broox (Gigi) Garrett of Shreveport, 
contains paintings on loan from the pri- 
vate collections of Dr. and Mrs. Broox 
Garrett and Mr. and Mrs. E. F. 
Johnsen, from the corporate art collec- 
tion of Pan American Life Insurance 
Company and the New Orleans Museum 
of Art. 

Dr. Souchon used bright colors and a 
simplistic style in creating his paintings. 
Willard Cooper, curator of Meadows 
Museum, described the collection as 
"interesting for many people. He [Dr. 
Souchon] used bright, vivid colors that 
will attract the viewer's attention." 

Most of Dr. Souchon's paintings show 
settings close to home — in New Orleans 
or in the bayous of South Louisiana. 
The paintings depict dancers, harlequins, 
fairs, children at recess, people relaxing. 
Usually the people are enjoying life. 



The viewer of his works must have 
imagination to appreciate Dr. Souchon's 
paintings, because the artist has left out 
details which the viewer must add in his 
own mind. 

The artist's use of vibrant colors and 
slice-of-life scenes makes this collection 
a must for art lovers. Come and take a 
peaceful and colorful walk through the 
artist's world. 

Watercolor scenes from Louisiana and 
New Mexico by Centenary alumnus Dr. 
Bill Bryant are featured in the current ex- 
hibit at the Turner Art Center. Two wa- 
tercolors from this series recently re- 
ceived merit awards in the Louisiana 
Watercolor Society International 
Competition in New Orleans. This ex- 
hibit will travel to various parts of Nova 
Scotia, Canada, Wales and Austria after 
its showing at Centenary. 

The "Louisiana Series" was painted 
along the Clyde Fant Parkway to Bayou 
Pierre. These watercolors depict quiet, 
peaceful scenes filled with soft light. The 
artist uses light pastels to create an at- 
mosphere of tranquility in representing 
the bayou scenes. 

These works show a keen awareness of 
the intricacies of both landscape and the 
watercolor media. Bryant describes with 
ease the subtle qualities of light and form 
distilled from direct observation. 

The Bryant exhibit closes Nov. 18. It 
is free and open to the public. This ex- 
hibit is definitely worth a visit for a few 
moments of peaceful and poetic escape. 




Meadows Museum features 'Jitterbug? from Garrett's collection of Souchon's art. 



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HIGH PROFILE: 



Jim McKellar: Catalyst 



By John R. Bush 

Staff Writer 



McKELLAR BIO 

Birthday: 

December 13, 1961 
Born: Longview, Texas 
Next Activity Planned: 

Scavenger Hunt 
Dream Activity: Mardi 

Gras Ball, Parade and 

Trip to New Orleans 
Energy Source: Caffeine 

and plenty of sleep 
Goal as Student Activities 
Director: Provide students 

relief from academic 

drudgery. 



"I feel like I can be more creative in 
student activities than I could in admis- 
sions," says Student Activities Director 
Jim McKellar while tying gold rib- 
bons around paper scrolls. 

McKellar has been Centenary's student 
activities director since June 1, 1988. 
He says he applied to Dean of Students 
Dick Anders for the position "because 
I enjoy working with college-age stu- 
dents." 

McKellar moved to the SUB from 
Hamilton Hall, where he began working 
as assistant director of admissions in 
June, 1987: "Basically I was a re- 
cruiter," he explains. Although he says 
he enjoyed the experience, he also 
points out that "in admissions, you're 
dealing with high school seniors. I 
would rather work with college-age stu- 
dents." 

Born in Longview, Texas, McKellar 
graduated from Parkway High School in 
Bossier City. "In high school I was re- 
ally very small — not that I'm big 
now — but I was short and thin. People 
kind of took care of me because of that." 



Among the "fun things" he remembers 
is climbing up to the little house on the 
railroad bridge over the Red River 
downtown, and waiting for a train to 
come. 

From high school, McKellar went to 
LSU-Baton Rouge, transferred to 
Northwestern in Natchitoches, and grad- 
uated from LSU-S with a journalism 
degree in 1984. Of his undergraduate 
days, he says, "I didn't party much ... 
and I wasn't a great student." 

McKellar went back to Northwestern 
for graduate school, where he graduated 
with a degree in student personnel ser- 
vices in 1987. He says that as a graduate 
student, "I got serious about school and 
still had a lot more fun. I think by 
graduate school I knew what I wanted to 
do with my life, where as an under- 
graduate I didn't know what I wanted to 
do." 

McKellar says that his biggest shock 
came after college. Throughout college, 
he says, "I lived on Dad's money. The 
biggest culture shock of your life is to 
go from living on Dad's standards to 
living on your own ... and having to 
pay for every little thing." 

McKellar says that his biggest change 
over the years has been in his temper. "I 
have a much better temper now. I don't 
take things to heart as much. I'm more 
laid back." He regrets discovering that 
"the world is a very unfair place. It's not 
what you know, but who you know, 
and that's sad." 

When not working — "But when am I 
not working?" he asks over the objec- 
tions of a student worker — McKellar 
says that he enjoys going to the theater. 
Also "I like to party, but I like to be 
alone sometimes." He is quickly gain- 
ing a reputation for his Long Island Iced 
Teas — "two parts vodka to one part 
triple sec to one part lemon juice and a 
dash of cherry juice. Mix half liquor and 
half coke." 

"I love for other people to cook at my 
house," McKellar says, although he also 
claims, "I don't really like food a lot. I 
don't cook. My oven has never been 
turned on except for macaroni and 
cheese." 

"At any college," McKellar says of the 
position of student activities director, "it 
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Jim McKellar, Student Activities Director, hangs around his office in the SUB. 



time to move on." He quickly adds, 
though, "If the pay were higher then I'd 
stay as long as they paid me well." 

McKellar's goal as student activities 
director is to "establish a comprehensive 
activity program with a competent stu- 
dent activities board." 

To assist in reaching that goal, 
McKellar has a number of ideas — sev- 
eral already put in motion. The most 
apparent is the student activities board, 
which he describes as "a group of 
twenty people who are the production 
people of everything this office does." 

McKellar is also working with Fo- 
rums Chairperson Brian Leach to as- 
sist in bringing quality speakers to 
campus. McKellar also serves as Yon- 
copin adviser, and guarantees "this one 
will come out on time." 



To help students lighten up under the 
pressures of dead week, McKellar is 
planning to bring a caricaturist to cam- 
pus to provide some light entertain- 
ment. 

As overseer of all campus activities for 
on-campus as well as off-campus stu- 
dents, McKellar is very interested in 
helping off-campus students "get to- 
gether to be a group." 

He says, "Right now they are in- 
terested in forming a group to meet the 
needs of off-campus students." To help 
them, McKellar is planning another off- 
campus luncheon. 

His long-term personal goal is to get 
out of Shreveport and "one day be like a 
dean of students at a college. Moving 
from admissions to this job was an ex- 
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ADMISSIONS PREVIEW 
DAYS Prospective students will 
be visiting Centenary's campus 
Sunday, Nov. 13 and Monday, 
Nov. 14. Anyone interested in 
hosting visitors should contact the 
admissions office. 

CHOIR CONVOCATION The 

Centenary Choir will perform for 
the convocation on Dec. 1 in 
Brown Chapel. CP Credit 

CONVOCATION The 
Honorable Carl Stewart, judge in 
Caddo Parish, is the speaker for 
the Nov. 17 convocation in Kilpa- 
trick Auditorium. CP Credit 

MSM Centenary's Methodist 
Student Movement holds its 
meetings every Thursday in Kil- 
patrick Auditorium from 5 p.m. to 
6:30 p.m. Steeple worship is every 
Wednesday at 10 p.m. in Brown 
Chapel. 

PICTIONARY TOURNA- 
MENT The second annual 
Pictionary Tournament, sponsored 
by Phi Beta Lambda is being held 
Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 4 p.m. 
Prizes will be awarded for first, 
second, and third places. There is 
an entry fee of $10 per team. The 
deadline for entering is Monday, 
Nov. 14 at 12 noon. 

SENIOR TEST DATES Test 
dates for the GMAT, GRE and 
LSAT are as follows: Registration 
for the GMAT closes Dec. 26 for 
the Jan. 28 test. Registration for 
the GRE closes Dec. 27 for the 
Feb. 4 test, March 1 for the April 
8 test and May 1 for the June 3 
test. Registration for the LSAT 
closes Jan. 12 for the Feb. 11 test. 

SPORTSWRITERS The 

Conglomerate is looking for 
sportswriters. No experience is 
necessary, and you will be paid. 
For more information contact 
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at 869-5269. 



ART 




From Tuesday to Thursday every week, Centenary students 
have the chance to enrich their spiritual lives. Four groups at 
Centenary, the Methodist Student Movement (MSM), the Baptist 
Student Union (BSU), Canterbury House and Mainstream, offer 
opportunities for fellowship. 
MSM holds steeple worship every Wednesday night at 10 p.m. 
in the steeple of Brown Chapel and holds weekly gatherings 
Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in Kilpatrick Auditorium. 

BSU meets every week on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 
the BSU building. Junior Angela Phillips says that BSU is "a 
place of ministry to students, by students." 

The Cantebury House is where Episcopalian church members 
meet. They have weekly Communion on Wednesdays at 5 p.m., 
and following communion they have supper. 

Mainstream, the newest religious group, is affiliated with the 
Assembly of God Church. The group holds Bible study every 
Tuesday night and every Thursday night at 8 p.m. They meet in 
the small chapel next to Brown Chapel. To freshman Sandra 
Tolbert, Mainstream is "a ministry geared toward helping others 
know and understand the gospel of Christ and who Christ is to 
the individual." 

Even though these groups are affiliated with different churches, 
they have no problems accepting anyone who wants to join their 
group. If you are interested, give them a try ! 

Martha Stuckey 
Clipboard Editor 






Souchon" opens at the Meadows 
Museum on Nov. 13 and will be 
on display until Dec. 11. CP 
Credit. 

STONER ARTS CENTER 

Stoner Arts Center is now featur- 
ing the exhibit "Testimonies to 
Overcoming" with works by 
Lynn Gauthier and Carol Flem- 
ing. The exhibit ends Nov. 12. 



MUSIC 






MEADOWS MUSEUM The 

exhibit "Paintings by Dr. Marion 



CENTENARY COMMUNITY 
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 
CONCERT The Centenary 
Community Symphony Orchestra 
will give a concert on Saturday, 



Nov. 19 in Hurley Auditorium at 8 
p.m. CP Credit. 

SHREVEPORT CHAMBER 
SINGERS The Shreveport 
Chamber Singers are being fea- 
tured in a concert in Hurley 
Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 
at 8 p.m. CP Credit. 

SHREVEPORT OPERA The 

Shreveport Opera features "The 
Chocolate Soldier" on Friday, 
Nov. 18, at the Shreveport Civic 
Theatre. 

SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY 

The Shreveport Symphony will 
perform tonight at 7:30 p.m. in 
Frost Chapel at First Baptist 
Church of Shreveport. 



THEATRE 



"LAWYERS" The Shreveport 
Little Theatre is performing 
"Lawyers" on Friday, Nov. 1 1 and 
Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. 

"THE NUTCRACKER" The 

Shreveport Symphony is sponsor- 
ing this showing of "The Nut- 
cracker" on Nov. 26 and 27. 
Performances are at the Strand 
Theatre and start at 8 p.m. 

"STEEL MAGNOLIAS" The 

popular play "Steel Magnolias" 
will be at the Marjorie Lyons 
Playhouse on Dec. 1- 3 and 8-11. 
All performances start at 8 p.m. 
Students and faculty are reminded 
that they can reserve free tickets 
by calling the Marjorie Lyons Box 
Office in advance. CP Credit 



FILMS 



SUB MOVIES 

Movies are being shown on 
Monday, Wednesday and Thurs- 
day. All movies will be shown on 
the SUB stage at 9 p.m. 

Nov. 10 The Apple Dumpling 

Gang 
Nov. 14 Gone With The Wind 
Nov. 16 Auntie Mame 
Nov. 17 Arsenic and Old Lace 
Nov. 21 The Three Musketeers 
Nov. 28 1 Million Years B.C. 
Nov. 30 Cave Man 

CENTENARY FILM SOCI- 
ETY 

All Centenary Film Society 
Movies will be shown in the 
Turner Art Center at 8 p.m. CP 
Credit. Thursday admission price 
for students is $1. 

Nov. 10 The Night of the 

Hunter 
Nov. 15, 17 An Autumn 

Afternoon 



Clipboard is The Conglomerate's entertain- 
ment calendar and schedule of campus events- 
All submissions should be turned in or sent to the 
Postscripts Editor in the Conglomerate office on 
or before the Friday preceding publication. The 
address is P. O. Box 41 188, Centenary College. 
Shreveport, LA", 71104. 

The list of Cultural Perspectives is not com- 
plete. Check signs posted on campus or with &• 
Betliriger for a complete list. 



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Centenary College of Louisiana Vol. 83, No. 6 December 8, 1988 College Press Service 



Finals demand stress management 



By Erica Johnson 

Staff Writer 

It's 7 a.m. The alarm buzzes. It's time 
to get up. You've got to finish those two 
papers, read another chapter of psychol- 
ogy, try to finish that graduate school 
application and still make it to work by 
3:00. Then you have to study for tomor- 
row's test and still worry about who 
you're going out with this weekend. All 
this and finals are just next week! Maybe 
you should just go back to bed. 

"Today's college campuses are pressure 
cookers," says Dr. Robert J. 
Kriegel, best-selling author, former ail- 
American athlete and mental coach for 
many Olympic and world-class athletes. 
"In fact, the 'Nuprin Pain Report' doc- 
umented that more people aged 18 to 24 
suffer from stress and pain than any older 
group." 

While touring college campuses, 
Kriegel found the most common causes 
of students' stress are too much to do, 
too little time, exams, money, relation- 
ships, interviews, family and career 
choices. 

Although the most obvious cure may 
seem to be to alleviate the stress, this is 
not always a possible alternative. Most 
new research finds that we are not 



stressed by events but by our attitudes. 

"If you're enjoying your level of stress, 
feeling energetic and enthusiastic, it's 
probably not harmful," said Dr. Steven 
Locke, assistant professor at Harvard 
Medical School and author of "The 
Healer Within." "The danger comes when 
external events overwhelm your coping 
ability, and you start feeling hostile or 
helpless." 

The once popular Holmes-Rahe scale, 
which measures stress by tallying stress 
ratings for life changes, is now being re- 
jected by many experts as "too simple." 
According to Locke, the question isn't 
how many stressors we have but how we 
handle them. 

Kriegel agrees, "Stress is neither good 
nor bad. How you handle it can be. 
Learning to make stress work for you 
can help you concentrate better and think 
more clearly under pressure, have more 
energy, be more creative, and make col- 
lege more enjoyable." 

Kriegel suggests that many of us han- 
dle stress poorly as a result of five types 
of "sabotage thinking" — common reac- 
tions to stressful situations that work 
against rather than for you. He calls 
them "the gottas," "the worries," "the 
can'ts," "the uh ohs/oh nos," and "the 
don'ts." 



Jackson Hall floods 



By Shelly 

Staff Writer 



Thomas 



Flood damage on the first floor of 
newly renovated Jackson Hall is cur- 
rently being repaired. The damage oc- 
curred primarily in the classroom under 
the front steps of the building (108) and 
in the language lab (1 13). 

Richard Rouse, assistant director of 
physical plant, said, "Cosmetically, it 
caused a great deal of damage." Included 
in this was damage to the dry-wall, the 
carpet and some ceiling tile. 

Jesse Morgan, a member of the ar- 
chitectural firm of Morgan, O'Neal and 
Sutton, noted that the problem of 
flooding in Jackson Hall is "something 
that has been with us through the 
years." 

Rouse agreed and said that although 
the flood problem was not the sole 
r cason for renovating the building, the 
school had hoped that this problem 
^ould be corrected by the renovations. 

Rouse said that almost all of the water 
^ent into room 108 and suggested part 



of the flooding could be attributed to 
problems with the roof. 

Morgan said they are trying to "seal 
the deck above the room." He also 
suggested that some of the problem was 
with the walls. 

Morgan noted that when the building 
was renovated, "nothing was done in the 
scope of the design [of the room]." 

Morgan added, "There are still some 
things we do not understand, but we are 
working on it." 

The other room in which there was 
damage was room 113, the language 
lab. According to Morgan, "They 
(workers) penetrated the wall to put in 
the satellite equipment." This wall was 
also disturbed during the installation of 
the sprinklers. According to Morgan, 
there is nothing unusual about the 
number of times the wall was disturbed. 

"It won't cost the school anything," 
said Rouse, who explained that "any 
problems that occur in Jackson Hall 
within one year of the work are the 
contractors' responsibility and all repairs 
are at their expense." 



The "gottas" make everything seem 
harder than it really is. You get into the 
panic zone, rushing to get it all done. 
You can't concentrate or think clearly. 
You make careless mistakes, blank out 
on exams and forget things you already 
know. Everything seems like a life-or- 
death proposition. 

The cure is to shift from irrational to 
rational thinking. Put the gottas into 
perspective. Gaining control of your 
thinking will help turn desperation reac- 
tions into peak performance actions. 



"Learning to make stress 
work for you can help 
you concentrate better 
and think more clearly 
under pressure..." 
-Dr. Robert J. Kriegel 



Worrying is the negative national pas- 
time. Everybody does it, and very few 
find it a positive experience. You don't 
think clearly or perform well when you 
worry. Your main focus is the worry, the 
fear of "What might happen if...," which 
overwhelms you, makes you feel de- 



pressed, reduces your energy and prevents 
you from getting your work done. 

Most of what we worry about is out of 
our control. We can't control other peo- 
ple's responses, a grade a professor will 
give us, whether someone will agree 
with us, traffic, roommates, money, the 
future. The more we worry about things 
we can't control, says Kriegel, the worse 
everything gets. 

Kriegel advises that you can't control 
other people or external situations, but 
you can control how well you prepare for 
and respond to them. 

In other words, you control your 
information, attitude and actions. Always 
change the worry to anticipation. 
Concentrating your energy on what you 
can change, rather than dwelling on 
things you can't control, increases your 
confidence and prepares you for any 
situation. 

Procrastination occurs when you think 
you have too much to do or when you 
imagine something is going to be too 
difficult or distasteful. The "can'ts" 
overwhelm us so that we do nothing but 

see "Stress" page 3 




JY SAMUEL LEWIS 



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Correction 



In the Nov. 10 issue of The Con- 
glomerate, Hal Sutton was 
mistakenly identified in a sports story 
as a member of the Gent golf team 
that won the 1982 Razorback 
Invitational. The team members were 
Dan Trahan, Mark Jordan, 
Mike Miller, Joe Davis and 
Randy Wilmore. 



May Module offers 
travel opportunities 

Students planning to graduate in May 
of 1990 must register for a module in 
May, 1989. Module registration is Jan- 
uary 10, 1989. 

The following courses are those which 
will travel this year during May Module 
1989. 

ART 199A Contemporary Art 
Overview in Chicago. This course 
will take place in Chicago from May 10 
-24. Instructor: Bruce Allen. 

BIO 199A Island Biology and 
Natural History. This course will be 
an intensive experience in field biology 
including a trip from May 15-26 to 
Beaver Island, Mi. Instructor: Dr. Ed 
Leuck. 

FLN 199A Monuments and Art 
of Ancient and Early Christian 
Rome. This course involves a trip to 
Rome which will cost between $1600 
and $2000. The class will be May 10- 
26. Instructor: Dr. Stephen Clark. 

GLG 199A Field Geology in 
the Southern Appalachians. This 
course includes a trip to Appalachia. 
The class will convene May 10, depart 
May 13, and return May 22. The total 
estimated costs will be around $250. 
Instructor: Dr. David Bieler. 

GLG 199B Those Amazing Di- 
nosaurs. This is a lecture class with a 
field trip to Texas. The estimated cost is 
$60 per person. Instructor: Dr. David 
Davies. 



Sale family donates 
CSCC scholarship 

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Sale of Hay- 
nesville have established a $10,000 en- 
dowed scholarship at Centenary College 
in memory of Mrs. Sale's brother, Al- 
bert S. Lutz Jr., former assistant 
district attorney. 

The scholarship award will be made to 
a student in the Centenary School of 
Church Careers. For more information 
on this or other scholarships, students 
can contact Mary Sue Rix, director of 
financial aid. 



Foreign studies 
opportunities 

Students interested in British Studies 
at Oxford for the summer of 1989 
should contact Dr. Lee Morgan in the 
English department immediately. 

Students interested in other foreign 
studies programs should contact Dr. 
Alice Berry in the foreign language 
department. 



Biology student 
presents research 

Dawn Robertson, a senior biology 
student at Centenary College, was one 
of five undergraduates to give research 
presentations at the joint meeting of the 
South Central Branch of the American 
Society for Microbiology and the Mid- 
South Biochemists held at the LSU 
School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton 
Rouge Nov. 4-5. 

Also in attendance from Centenary 
were Angela Hope and Dr. Jan 
Greer. 

1987-88 Yoncopin 
blooms in January 

The 1987-88 Yoncopin is scheduled to 
arrive during the Christmas holidays. 
The yearbooks will be distributed during 
spring registration. Yoncopin editor, 
Cathy Smith, junior, requests that 
students wait until spring registration to 
pick up their copies of the Yoncopin. 

Veterinary school 
offers applications 

Applications are now available for 
those who wish to enter the LSU 
School of Veterinary Medicine as stu- 
dents in the fall of 1989. The deadline to 
return the applications is Feb. 15, 1989, 
for Louisiana residents, and Feb. 1, 
1989, for non-residents. 

Applications may be obtained by 
writing Student Affairs, LSU School of 
Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State 
University, Baton Rouge, La. 70803. 
They may also be picked up in the Stu- 
dent Affairs Office, 1213 Veterinary 
Medicine Building. 

For more information call the Student 
Affairs Office at (504) 346-315 

Student directory 
corrections 

The following corrections should be 
made in the 1988 Centenary Campus 
Directory: 

Patrick Cush 114 Herndon Shreve- 
port, La. 71101. 

Trey Harrel 869-2027. 

Melissa Kelly Box 248. 

Karen Kennedy 345 Woodbine 
Drive, Shreveport, La. 71105. 

Larry Layfield Box 284. 

Leon Miller Box 335. 

Marianna Pipes Box 396. 

Kimberly Radford Sexton 155-R, 
869-5489. 

Sherri L. Smith Rt. 2, Box 337, 
DeBerry,Tex. 75639. 

Janet L. Stevens 119 Dalzell, 
Shreveport, La. 71104. 

Pamela Tiner 212 E. McCormick, 
Shreveport, La. 71104. 

Donna Tolbird Box 483, Hardin 
103-R, 869-5427. 

Steven Weddle Box 535. 

Harry S. Wilbur 2819 Oak St., 
Shreveport, La. 71104. 

Shelly Williamson Sexton 241-L, 
869-5496. 

Greg Woodbridge Box 515. 

Yoncopin 869-5265. 




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By Tonia Norman 
Staff Writer 

Are Centenary students getting their 
money's worth out of a Centenary 
education? Janie Flournoy, director 
of public relations at Centenary, says 
yes. 

Flournoy has been compiling 
information about the real cost of a 
Centenary education. She compares the 
cost of Centenary to other colleges that 
she says are of Centenary's academic 
calibre. The schools Flournoy compared 
Centenary to are Bennington College in 
Bennington, VL, Harvard University, in 
Cambridge, Mass,, and Tulane 
University in New Orleans, La. 

Tuition and fees at Centenary are 
$5,540 per student per year. The costs 
of tuition at the schools that Flournoy 
found as comparable to Centenary are as 
follows: at Bennington College, 
$18,990; at Harvard University, 
$13,665; at Tulane University, 
$12,960. 

At Millsaps, in Jackson, Miss., 
tuition and fees are $7,385; at Belhaven 
College, in Jackson, Miss., $4,890; at 
Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, 
Tenn., $10,500; and at Centre College, 
in Danville, Ky., $7,550. 

Eighty-five percent of Centenary's 



"Stress" from page one 



procrastinate. The solution for the can'ts 
is simple: overcome procrastination by 
remembering to turn the can'ts into "can 
dos." "Can do" thinking increases your 
confidence and composure and maximizes 
your effectiveness. 

Most people forget how good they are, 
says Kriegel. They dismiss past suc- 
cesses and have a tendency to highlight 
failures, losses and weak areas of perfor- 
mance. He calls this highlighting the 
"uh ohs/oh nos." 

To avoid stress caused by "uh oh" 
thinking, review your current situation 
realistically. Did you really do a lousy 
job, or are you highlighting and 



full-time faculty have doctorates. 
Flournoy said that at these other schools 
professors holding their doctorates don't 
teach freshman-level classes. "Centenary 
students are paying a good price for our 
Ph.D.s rather than for graduate assis- 
tants," Flournoy said. 

According to Peterson's Annual Guide 
to Undegraduate Study: Four-year 
Colleges 1988, of the institutions listed 
above, graduate students teach 



undergraduate classes at Vanderbilt, 
Bennington, Tulane, and Harvard. 

Flournoy says that an indication of the 
quality education that Centenary 
students receive can be seen in the 
student-teacher ratio of the college. 
Centenary's student-teacher ratio is 12:1, 
that is 12 students for each teacher. At 
Harvard, the ratio is 10:1; at Belhaven, 
10:1; at Vanderbilt, 8:1; at Millsaps, 
6:1; at Centre, 11:1; at Bennington, 





$4890 



Tuition and Fees 

per student per year for comparable schools 
$18990 $7550 $7385 $10500 

$5540 $13665 $12960 



Belhaven Bennington Centenary Centre Harvard 
College College College College University 



Millsaps Tulane Vanderbilt 
University University 

Graphic By: Troy Morgan 



exaggerating the negative? If you did a 
poor job, learn from it. 

Kriegel gives the example of a student 
who walks out of an exam and 
remembers the answers to the questions 
he left blank or guessed on. "That 
indicates that it was stress, not lack of 
knowledge, that caused him to blank out 
on the answers. This is the 'mental 
block.*" 

Kriegel's solution is to look over the 
exam and find a question that you do 
know — a "can do." Answer that one first 
and start off with a win to build your 
confidence. 

People often defeat themselves with the 
"don'ts" before they go into a pressure 
situation by thinking about what they 
don't want to do. Kriegel says that this is 



actually just rehearsing failure. It also 
causes enormous stress. 

To overcome the don'ts, think about 
what you do want to do, rather than what 
you don't. In a pressure situation, 
visualize a win. This is effective for in- 
creasing confidence and preparing for any 
type of situation, mental or physical. 

If it is too late — you're already fried 
from studying for finals next week — 
many self-improvement magazines offer 
relaxation techniques to reduce the 
symptoms of stress. The Jan. 1988 
Ladies Home Journal claims that 
mastering relaxation strategies is consid- 
ered the single most important step in 
managing tension. 

Stress management experts prescribe 
progressive muscular relaxation, which 
involves relaxing one muscle group at a 



9:1; at Loyola University, 15:1; and at 
Tulane, 14:1. 

Bennington College has library 
holdings of 100,000 bound volumes, 
5,200 periodicals, 625 volumes on 
microform and 818 records/tapes. 

Centenary's library contains 155,000 
bound volumes, 963 periodical 
subscriptions, 10 daily newspapers and a 
rare book collection. 

Bond then compared this actual 
Centenary educational cost with the 
educational cost for one student at Loy- 
ola University in New Orleans based on 
1986-87 figures. 

At Loyola, each student paid an aver- 
age of $5,420 in tuition and fees (55 
percent); the university provided an 
average $2340 from endowments for 
each student (24 percent); and $2,079 
per student came from grants, gifts and 
other funds of the university (21 per- 
cent). The average actual cost of a 
Loyola education for 1986-87 was 
$9,839. 

Centenary College has an annual 
operating budget of nearly $11 million. 
With approximately 1,000 students, the 
average cost to the college per student, 



see "Rival" page 5 



time. Any Centenary student who has 
taken the required Dynamics of Physical 
Fitness course has this technique 
outlined in the textbook. 

Other simple methods of relaxation 
suggested in the Ladies Home Journal 
include scheduling daydreaming time, 
listening to soothing music, taking a 
shower and turning to a hobby. Also, 
setting aside at least twenty minutes a 
day for relaxation is recommended by 
many stress specialists. 

The strategies for relieving stress are as 
varied as the strategies Centenary stu- 
dents use to get through the stress of fi- 
nals week. Their methods range from 
running across the street for a quick 
scream to physical abuse of roommates. 
Whatever method works for you, just 
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4 TOE CONGLOMERATE, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988 



Committee plans student survey 



By Karen Townsend 

Staff Writer 

During its Nov. 14 meeting, the Edu- 
cational Policy Committee, met with 
representatives from Greek organizations, 
the Interfraternity Council and the Pan- 
hellenic Council to discuss the possibil- 
ity of moving fraternity and sorority rush 
to the spring semester. 

The committee decided to survey all 
students next year to decide if the major- 
ity of students prefer fall or spring rush. 
The Educational Policy Committee will 



review the surveys and re-evaluate the 
proposition. 

Lee Elliot, freshman Kappa Sigma 
pledge, states, "If rush were in the 
spring, the initiation process would be 
too late. The pledges wouldn't be initi- 
ated until the next fall. Because rush is 
in the fall, you are part of the fraternity 
sooner. If it were in the spring, you 
would be wasting your whole freshman 
year." 

One Zeta Tau Alpha pledge says., 
"Centenary is too small to have silence 
between the rushees and actives for a 



"It's hard enough com- 
ing to a new environ- 
ment without knowing 
anybody, but with a 
spring rush, you would 
have to go three months 
without talking to any 
actives." 
- Zeta pledge 



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ing to any parties for the first two weeks 
of school, but having to go a semester 
without going to any parties would be 
impossible." 

Another Zeta pledge agrees that 
"delayed rush is ridiculous. It's hard 
enough coming to a new environment 
without knowing anybody, but with a 
spring rush, you would have to go three 
months without talking to any actives." 

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Senate wraps up fall term 



By Maggi Madden 

Managing Editor 

In the student senate's Nov. 22 meet- 
ing, Dottie Deaton, food service di- 
rector, and Debbie Mitchell, assis- 
tant cafeteria manager, gained SGA 
support for their proposal to change 
meal ticket policy in the Jukebox Cafe. 

At the beginning of this semester, 
students were allowed to use two 
punches on their meal tickets to pur- 
chase prepared food items only, such as 
hamburgers, fries and onion rings with a 
drink. Student protest brought a change 
in the policy so that students could buy 
any item for sale in the cafe with a meal 
ticket. 

Citing student abuse of the revised 
policy, Deaton and Mitchell proposed 
another policy. Now a maximum of 
three punches, instead of the former 
two, can be used to purchase food items, 



"Rival" from page 3 



other expenses, is $11,000 for one year 
at Centenary. Centenary students pay 
$8,370 in 1988-1989. 

Flournoy calculated that the average 
daily cost for Centenary students is 
$55.76, including room, board, tuition, 
books and student activities. 

Flournoy believes that the total cost 
of attending Centenary is accounted for 
in that the dormitories are more spa- 
cious than at many colleges and are 
constantly improving, and that student 
activities have been increasing and im- 
proving each year. 

The question remains whether the re- 
sults will meet student expectations of 
the actual cost of the Centenary experi- 
ence. 

Anna Ludke, junior, says she is 
getting her money's worth at Centenary: 
"Any northern school like Centenary 
costs $14,000 to $15,000. Centenary is 
really inexpensive for the quality 
professors and reputation that we get 
here at Centenary; it's a great deal." 

Sophomore David Anderson be- 
lieves that the educational side of 
Centenary is fine but that the facilities 
are not up to what students pay. "The 
food is fine, but it is prepared badly," 
Anderson said. 

Grady Harrison, freshman, said that 
"the teaching staff is first rate. We get a 
lot of student benefits, and we are treated 
well. Centenary has a great reputation 
and students receive a valuable degree for 
their money." 

Harrison says that Centenary is a 
"little overpriced" at $10,000 but that it 
is really not too much. He found out 
when he arrived at Centenary that "it 
was true that you get what you pay for 
at Centenary." 

Senior Amanda Bryant thinks that 
Centenary needs more course offerings 
for the money that students pay. She 
feels that students pay too much for 
housing. "It is a good price for the 
quality; Centenary has a good atmo- 
sphere, better than the university that I 
last attended. We also have great teach- 
ers," Bryant said. 



including ice cream, for a meal. Stu- 
dents can also purchase a snack pack 
which can be a beverage and chips, a 
beverage and candy or juice and a 
doughnut. 

In a telephone interview, Mitchell ex- 
plained some of the reasons for the new 
policy. She said that under the former 
policy the cafe was losing money and 
was often understocked after the week- 
ends because of abuse of the unlimited 
buying policy. 

She said, "We felt that [the cafe] 
should be a meal ticket option not a 
convenience store. ... We sell almost at 
cost to make everything affordable. 
We're not in this to make money, but 
we need to break even." 

She also said, "We want to please the 
students." In order to do that, Mitchell 
says that the cafe has hired a weekend 
manager to help things run more 
smoothly. 



In its Nov. 15 meeting, the senate 
heard reports on several of its long-term 
projects. SGA President Janna 
Knight said that she and Tammy 
Huffman, freshman senator, had con- 
tacted Commercial National Bank of 
Shreveport about installing an auto- 
mated teller machine on campus. 

The bank's representative said that the 
project is not feasible because the 
installation and maintenance costs 
would be relatively large compared to 
the small market that Centenary offers. 

Knight said that she and Huffman will 
contact some other banks about the 
proposal. 

Senator Amanda Bryant, senior, 
reported that the project to put change 
machines in the dormitories has also hit 
a snag. She said that the greatest obsta- 
cle to completing the project is its cost. 

Senator Kayla Myers, senior, told 
the senate that the sick call project is 



progressing well and that Highland 
Hospital will probably be providing the 
doctors. 

With the Nov. 29 meeting, the senate 
concluded its business for this semester. 
Several senators commented on their 
overall impression of the fall semester. 

Sophomore Mac Coffield said, 
"We've had a real productive semester. 
The student fees project is going well, 
and Kayla Myers has done hard work on 
the infirmary. We're progressing well 
into the next semester." 

Knight agreed but added, "By no 
means are we stopping here. A lot of 
our projects are long term, and we've 
laid a promising foundation for the fu- 
ture." 

Freshman Steve Jones said, "I heap 
praise on all the senators for their hard 
work. ... I feel like the students won 
out — they got a fair shake. I'm positive 
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Responsibility 
works both ways 

Sometimes, perhaps often, a student simply can not go to class. 
The reasons range from sickness to taking a necessary break for 
mental sanity. Yet at Centenary, students are penalized for such 
heinous acts, even if the student has a legitimate excuse. 

Although there is no official attendance policy at Centenary, 
professors generally require attendance to their respective classes. It 
seems that it should be the students' decision to attend class. After all, 
it is the student who pays to go to class. If he or she wants to miss 
class that is his or her perogative. 

A compulsory attendance policy delivers a demeaning and insulting 
message to students. It tells students that professors feel that they are 
irresponsible and apathetic. It gives the student no credit for being a 
responsible adult. 

This policy is much like the alcohol policy, the vistition policy and 
the residency policy. Each of these policies assumes that the student is 
a child, one who is unable to make rational decisions indepently. 
Such dictates utterly insult those who are able to take responsibility. 

True, there are many students who cannot handle the massive 
responsiblity of attending class of their own accord, but how and 
when will they learn responsibility if not in college. 

Perhaps professors are afraid that students will not attend class 
unless they have a mandatory attendance policy. That sounds like a 
personal problem. Most professors have a policy that deducts 
percentage points off a student's grade if he or she does not attend 
class. Perhaps since students pay the salaries of the professors, they 
should dock pay for cancelled classes, short classes, or are tardy 
professors. For example, Dynamic Physical Fitness, a core 
requirement, lowers the student's grade an entire letter grade when he 
or she has three unexcused absences. Yet the class rarely meets for 
over 30 minutes. It makes one wonder if students are getting their 
money's worth. 

However, there is a catch. Centenary students must learn to accept 
the challenge of responsibility if they want to end the attendance 
policies, or any other policies for that matter. Sometimes one wonders 
whether Centenary students could accept the responsibility. 

They haven't . For example, students wanted to use meal ticket 
punches at the Jukebox Cafe and the administration decided to allow 
it. Almost immediately, students abused the new policy and used the 
Jukebox as a "convenience store." Surely, common sense would have 
told most people that the cafeteria could not afford this, but students 
continued to abuse the system. Consequently, the policy was 
withdrawn. 

Indeed, the current attendance policies send a message to students 
that the professors have little faith in their academic responsiblity. 
But college students have the capacit/for this responsiblity. It will 
only take a little mutual understanding and respect between students 
and professors. 







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Centenary is the second oldest college 
west of the Mississippi. The campus has 
been here in Shreveport for many years. 
It is a beautiful campus and much of its 
beauty comes from the fact that it is 
older. Yet, changes occur. Not only are 
they necessary, but often they improve 
things. 




GUEST COLUMNIST 



KYM 



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The present visitation hours at Cente- 
nary are in need of change. Just as Jack- 
son Hall was renovated over the summer, 
the current opposite sex visitation policy 
in our dormitories needs a face lift. 

The present hours of 12 noon to 12 
midnight on weekdays and 12 noon to 2 
a.m. on weekends have been here for far 
too long. 

Arguments for the current policy sug- 
gest it is the best way to keep all of the 
residents happy. Some say a change 
would not allow for the courtesy of all 
dorm residents that exists now. 

Secondly, roommates might take ad- 
vantage of each other's wishes. Privacy 
might become an issue for many. Also 
in question is the noise level. Many 
think that longer visitation hours would 
equal constant noise. 

Another issue is Centenary's church 
affiliation. Will the United Methodist 
Church approve or disapprove of a 
change? 

However, these arguments are weak 
when current policies are taken into con- 
sideration. 

First is the issue of courtesy. Right 
now all five of the dorms on campus 
have a sign-in sign-out policy. Once a 
visitor is signed in by a host or hostess, 
he or she must remain in the company of 
this person at all times. 

This procedure is not being disputed. 
Presently it keeps people from roaming 
around randomly and if 24-hour visita- 
tion were to be installed this process 



would become even more valuable. This 
equals protection for many. 

While roommate courtesy cannot be as 
easily regulated, results of a student 
preference poll suggest it is a personal 
issue that they would like to work out 
on their own. 

Quiet hours also exist. Currently, they 
start at 10 p.m. on weeknights which is 
two hours before visitation hours are 
over. Quiet is maintained during these 
hours, so it is probable that quiet could 
also be enforced for longer amounts of 
time, even with longer visitation hours. 

As for the Methodist church, many 
who argue it would not support a change 
do not know the church's standings on 
the issue. 



Perhaps the easiest way is to look at 
another Methodist university. Southern 
Methodist University, one of the most 
well-known Methodist schools in the 
nation, not only has constant 24-hour 
visitation in some of its dorms, but even 
co-ed dorms. It allows its students to 
choose the conditions they would like to 
live in. 

Student choice should be one of the 
strongest arguments for any change on 
campus. As residents on this campus, we 
should have the right to regulate visita- 
tion hours. 

According to a SGA poll of 239 
students last year 81.7 percent wanted 
some kind of hour extension, and 92.7 
percent of these people supported some 
form of 24-hour visitation, either all the 
time or weekends only. 

As students we pay to live on this 
campus. As off-campus living is not 
even a choice for many of us, we should 
be able to set the regulations here. We 
are adults who are living away from 
home. 

Thus, as an overwhelming number of 
students support the visitation policy 
change, it should in return be supported 
by our parents, the faculty and the col- 
lege. 



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THE CONGLOMERATE. SEPTEMBER 8. 1988 7 



Christmas spirit endures with love and altruism 



Sometimes, the greatest sermons are 
never preached. 

Sometimes, God is not heard through 
the pulpit. Nor is He read in a book. He 
is not even seen with our physical eyes. 
Why is it that in all I've seen of God in 
this life, it is not in the powerful, but 
the weak? It is not among the signifi- 
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At a time of year when supposedly so 
much is good, so much could be better. 
Christmas time is a time to give, not 
take. It is a time to love, not hate. It is 
one of those rare occasions when the 
world, if only for a brief moment in 
time, seems just a little better place to 
live in. People seem a little kinder, a 
little more humble and a little more like 
the Man whose spirit this holiday is 
supposed to reflect 

But, Mattie Bandy is one of those peo- 



ple who get lost in the back of the 
crowd, forgotten by a world that has 
more important things to do. 

She is a 79-year-old woman, discovered 
by sociology professor Dr. David 
Throgmorton, who lives alone in a 
decaying wreck of a house. Her husband 
died twelve long and lonely years ago. 
She has no children to come and share 
Christmas with her. Her one brother 
lives in Dallas and is himself too sickly 
to visit her. 

Her house — what exists of it — sits out 
in the middle of a large field. There are 
no screens on the windows, nothing to 
fill the gaping cracks large enough to al- 
low everything from bitter winds to rats 
into her home. The furniture that clutters 
her home is typically broken, 

There are no next-door neighbors to 
turn to. She may be visited by one per- 
son a week, a teacher who comes from 
the Baptist church she used to attend re- 
ligiously until her body wouldn't allow 
her. 

Mattie Bandy is tormented by arthritis. 
She is also afflicted by diabetes. Al- 
though she is only 5 feet 3 inches tall, 
she suffers from obesity probably influ- 
enced by the arthritis, diabetes and the 
poor eating habits she is forced to live 
by on her petty income. 



But, this woman has something in- 
finitely more valuable than social secu- 
rity coming her way. She is one of those 
rare human beings who has given more 
than received and who is so genuinely 
humble that she doesn't even notice. 

She inched through unbearable pain, 
taking 45 minutes to go from a high 
school parking lot to the voting precinct 
inside and 55 minutes to get back to the 
car. All of this to vote for a man who 
would never get elected, and even if he 
did, probably would never help her. 

Not once did this saintly lady com- 
plain. In fact, she asked God's blessings 
on these men, hoping they would never 
forget God because, as she put it, "God 
will never forget them." 

But, nothing will even come close to 
capturing the beauty of this elderly 
woman's heart as a simple act of un- 
selfish sacrifice. When this woman de- 
cided to give a sack full of what little 
food she had to the precinct to feed the 
poor, this woman truly showed a spirit 
not of this world. 

Such is typical of this woman. She is 
more concerned with pouring out her 
heart to bless others with what pitifully 
little she has. 

To those who say the spirit of Christ 



and Christmas don't exist, I disagree. 
Maybe we are just not looking hard 
enough. Perhaps God makes his 
strongest statements today, as He did 
2,000 years ago, in the least likely peo- 
ple and ways. 

Why can't we carry the spirit of 
Christmas on throughout the year? I'm 
not talking about Santa Claus; I'm talk- 
ing about love, compassion, good will 
and the spirit of giving. 

I'm talking about trying, in our own 
little way, to make the world we live in 
a better place. I'm talking about seeking 
out the Mattie Bandys of this world — the 
lonely, forgotten, the truly good hearts 
left 

Isn't that what we all deep-down want? 
C'mon. Do we want to be selfish? I 
think not. Don't we really long to love 
each other rather than always trying to 
play one-upsmanship games to prove 
we're better than the next guy? Don't we 
long to be as pure and^good in heart as 
Mattie Bandy? I think so. I hope so. 

Maybe, just maybe, it's the givers, not 
the takers, that will one day be rewarded. 
By giving, this lady has gained that 
which mere money cannot equate. For 
Mattie Bandy, her reward is yet to come, 
and the thing is, she's so full of God and 
others, she doesn't even realize it. 




Professor offers view 

Dear Editor 

I am writing in response to the edito- 
rial in the Nov. 10 issue, "Centenary 
needs to focus on academic excellence." I 
agree wholeheartedly, well, maybe only 
three-quarters-heartedly, with your edito- 
rial. 

Centenary does need to make some 
changes to enrich academic life, espe- 
cially in the area of computers. However, 
it might be wise if, before you print cer- 
tain comments, you check on your facts. 

The paragraph that I am referring to is 
the one on Centenary's computer science 
curriculum: "Currently computer classes 
are taught by math and science profes- 
sors. These classes should be instructed 
by computer scientists. The curriculum 
offers only three classes, one each in 
BASIC, COBOL, and FORTRAN lan- 
guages." 

To begin with, Centenary's computer 



classes are taught by computer scientists. 
Miles Hitchcock has at least ten 
years experience as a computer scientist 
in the work force, outside of Centenary; 
David Thomas is the director of the 
computer center for all of Centenary; 
Ralph Findley is the director of data 
administration for the City of Shreve- 
port. I would say that these men are very 
qualified as computer scientists to teach 
these courses. 

Also, Centenary's computer science di- 
vision does not offer only three classes. 
On the contrary, we are offered almost 
three times your declared three classes. I 
rediscovered this fact after reading your 
editorial by looking up the Computer 
Science curriculum listing in the catalog. 

Courses offered are Introduction to 
Computers, Computer Systems - FOR- 
TRAN, Computer Systems - COBOL, 
Advanced COBOL, Data Structures, As- 
sembly Language Programming, Sys- 
tems Analysis, and an Internship. Obvi- 
ously you did not take the time to look 
up the curriculum in the catalog. 



Your basic points were good. Cente- 
nary does need to upgrade its academic 
excellence. Next time, though, you 
might want to check out all of the facts 
before committing your points to paper. 

Christy McDonald, 
Senior, Lafayette, La. 

Student opposes view 

Dear Editor 

Concerning your editorial "Centenary 
needs to focus on academic excellence" 
(The Conglomerate, Nov. 10), I agree 
that "computer classes should be in- 
structed by computer scientists." I would 
like, however, to clarify some facts: 

1) We do not offer a BASIC class at 
Centenary. 

2) The name of the language is 
COBOL, not COLBOL. 

3) There are seven computer classes 
offered at Centenary in the current cata- 



log under the Computer Science pro- 
gram, from Introduction to Computers to 
System Analysis and Design, including 
Data Structures and others. Some math- 
ematicians with a Ph.D. degree are 
qualified to teach these classes (the ma- 
jority of the College computer professors 
are retrained mathematicians). Neverthe- 
less, I agree that the classes should be 
taught by computer scientists with a 
terminal degree. 

4) There are two more computer classes 
listed in the catalog: BUS 415, Manage- 
rial Computer Usage; and PSY 206, 
Computers for the Behavioral Sciences. 
Thus, at Centenary computer classes are 
taught by math, chemistry, business, 
psychology, etc. professors. 

You are on the right track, expressing 
that classes at Centenary should be 
taught by specialists in the field with a 
terminal degree. Our students deserve it 

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8 THE CONGLOMERATE, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988 




Centenary has two big wins in a season start with ups and downs 

Gents upset Cowboys and Aggies 



By Marc de Jong 
and Scott Wallace 

Considering that before the season be- 
gan, Gents basketball coach Tommy 
Canterbury said the Gents, in effect, had 
only "a shot" to beat Southwest 
Conference powerhouse Texas A&M, 
one might have thought the Gents 
wouldn't have a prayer. Funny thing 
was, however, it was the Aggies who 
winded up needing one — to keep from 
being blown out. 

The Centenary Gents upset A&M, 80- 
77, in the opening round of the Cellunet 
Classic in the Gold Dome. But the 
game was not without its tense mo- 
ments. 

The Gents built a halftime lead of 44- 
33. They then went to work in the sec- 
ond half, using a 21 -point run to up the 
margin to eighteen, 68-50, with less 
than nine minutes left in the game. But 
the Aggies mounted a furious second- 
half comeback, scoring the next 17 
points uncontested to cut the lead to one 
point. 

It was Larry Robinson, the junior 
college transfer, who took charge late in 
the game. Robinson hit two shots in 
the last two minutes to break the back 
of A&M and give the Gents a 76-73 
lead. 

Robinson finished with 21 points for 
the night. Senior Rodney Martin 
added 13, while junior Byron Steward 
and junior Fred McNealey each had 
11. Texas A&M was led by guard 
Tony Milton with 21. 

The next night wasn't such a positive 
note for the Gents. Before more than 
2,300 partisans at the Gold Dome, 
Northwestern State routed Centenary, 
102-80, to capture its second con- 
secutive Cellunet Classic champi- 
onship. 

The red-hot Demons streaked to a 54- 
38 lead at the intermission and never 
looked back. Guards Pernell Smith 
and Patrick Wesley dominated the 
game as they helped produce 14 3-point 
shots. For the night the Demons shot a 
blazing 60 percent from the field. 

The Gents did receive a strong game 
from McNealey, who contributed 19 



points and 12 rebounds, but it was not 
enough. Junior Marro Hawkins, 
Martin and Steward each had 12. 
Robinson had 10. 

Against Texas Christian in Ft. Worth, 
the result wasn't much better. The Gents 
were unable to take advantage of a 
Horned Frog squad which shot only 38 
percent from the field throughout the 
contest. 

TCU's Danny Hughes and John 
Lewis each scored 16 points to give 
the Frogs a 66-60 victory. The Gents 
were led by Robinson, who had a game- 
high 22 points and 14 rebounds. 
Sophomore reserve guard Blaine 
Russell chipped in another 16 points. 

The Gents redeemed themselves at 
home against Ouachita Baptist. Cente- 
nary scored the first 11 points of the 
game en route to a 77-62 win. 

Robinson once again led the Gents 
with 19 points, followed by McNealey's 
15 and Steward's 14. Steward led in re- 
bounding with 14, while McNealey 
added 8. Despite their scoring efforts, 
the Gents turned the ball over no less 
than a disappointing 23 times. 

In the home game on Monday night, 
Centenary gave very few presents away 
to the Hardin-Simmons Cowboys. The 
Gents rallied in a 17-4 sprint in the last 
seven minutes before halftime to open 
up a gap that the visitors from Abilene, 
Tex., were never able to close. The final 
score was 79-65. 

Hardin-Simmons ran with the Gentle- 
men in the other 33 minutes of the 
game. The first 13 were virtually even 
at 22-21 in the Gents' favor. Centenary 
opened with six points by McNealey 
and two three-pointers by Russell. 

Then came the period in which Cente- 
nary dominated the scoreboard. The 
Gents converted steals from Scalia and 
sophomore Patrick Greer, followed 
by a Greer 3-pointer. At the half it was 
39-25. The second half was an easier job 
for Centenary, as their only task was 
not to surrender their lead. Indeed the 
Cowboys never came within 10 points 
after the break. 

The Gents claimed victory by causing 
20 turnovers while only giving up the 
ball 1 1 times, an improvement from the 




PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 



Larry Robinson, jr., is the Gents scoring leader, averaging 16.8 points per game. 



25 turnovers allowed on Saturday. High 
scorer was McNealey with 20 points, 
but Coach Canterbury especially lauded 
Greer for his play on the night. 

Greer had his best game of the season 
by far, hitting six out of ten shots in- 
cluding two three-pointers. Other play- 
ers in double digits were Robinson with 
12 points and Russell with 10. 

Canterbury saw two more reasons for 
the Gents' dominance in the game: "We 
kept a three-point shooter in the game a 
lot of the time, and the definite key to 
the win was our 3-2 zone defense." 



Hardin-Simmons Coach Dennis 
Harp agreed that the zone "had a lot to 
do with it." He pointed out that his 
team rebounded better even during the 
seven minutes in which the Gents de- 
cided the game. "But," as Harp said, "it 
was the turnover that did us in." 

The victory in this first conference 
game means that the Gents now have 
improved to 3-2 for this season. 

The Gents next travel to Montana for 
the Champion Holiday Classic, Dec. 9- 
10, before returning home Dec. 17 to 
open conference play against University 
of Texas-San Antonio. 



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THE CONGLOMERATE, SEPTEMBER 8. 1988 9 



Ladies debut in Division I 




By Cory Rogers 

Sports Writer 

It's December now, and if you've 
walked into the Gold Dome lately, you 
have probably noticed many bodies fly- 
ing around on the top floor. No, it's not 
a last minute rush for tickets to an up- 
coming basketball game. Rather, it's the 
Centenary Ladies Gymnastics team 
preparing for their upcoming season. 

The Ladies, the defending national 
champions of the NAIA, will be com- 
peting in the NCAA Division I this 
year. After last^season the NAIA decided 
to drop its gymnastics program, because 
they didn't have enough colleges 
competing. So the Ladies will go down 
in the record books as the last champi- 
ons in their discipline in this division. 

However, the NAIA's decision meant 
that the Ladies had to look for a new 
league to compete in. That is why the 
team is competing in the much tougher 
NCAA Division I this year. 

In addition to tougher competition, 
this new division will bring some 
changes for the team. The season will 
be about three weeks longer, and the 
pressure to do good at every meet will 
be greater. In the NCAA the points of 
the top five scorers are added together, as 
opposed to the NAIA, where only the 
top four scores are taken. 

This could be a problem for the small 
squad that Centenary has. "You can't af- 
ford to have an off night," says LeAnn 
English, who will enter her third sea- 
son. But as sophomore Dana Os- 
bourne points out, "Our strength last 
year was our consistency, and we can be 
consistent this year too." 

During the season Centenary will not 
compete directly against most NCAA 
schools. Unlike most sports, there is no 
such thing as strength of schedule in 
gymnastics. NCAA rankings are based 
on the averages that each team com- 
piles. 

This means that the points scored by 
the team are more important than what 
the opponent in that meet has done. 
Then Centenary will be matched against 




Le Ann English, jr., prepares for a tough season that lies ahead. 



other NCAA powers such as Alabama 
and LSU. 

There are four regions in the country. 
The top eight teams in each region 
qualify for the regional tournament, 
from which the winners advance to the 
national finals. 

This year's Midwest regional final will 
be April 1-2. "Getting to the regionals 
will be tough though," says junior Jill 
McCall respectfully. But she quickly 
adds with an eager look in her eyes, "I 
think it is our goal to make it there." 
The other team members around her nod 
in agreement. Nobody should sell the 
Ladies short on ambition. 

Coach Bob Moss is looking forward 
to the season with reserved optimism: 
"It may take two years to really be 
competitive in Division I. We will have 
to build this year for the future. But I 
feel that this year's team will be 
stronger than last year, also because 
we've got two new freshmen [Monique 
Murphy and Denise Vollmer] that 
will help us. And I obviously would 
like to make it to the regional final, but 
that won't be easy." 

Last year the team compiled a 16-3 
overall record and ended the season as 



their division's champions for the sixth 
time in the last ten years. They closed 
their season out with a record high score 
ever in the a NAIA Tournament. 

With the victory in Minot, N.D., the 
Ladies gave Moss his first cham- 
pionship and he now enters the 1989 
season with a 42-19 overall record in 
three years at the helm of the Ladies. 
The team was led by sophomore 
Nicole Lastrapes, Le Ann English 
and Dana Osbourne, who respectively 
took the second, third and fourth places 
in the NAIA's individual standings. 

The Ladies open their 1989 season on 
Saturday, Jan. 14, against Louisiana 
State University. The Lady Tigers were 
one of the three teams who beat the 
Ladies last year. The other two losses 
came against Houston Baptist Univer- 
sity. 

Both teams compete in Division I. "It 
will be a good test for us, because LSU 
made it to the regionals [and the nation- 
als] last year," says McCall. 

Other home meets this year are sched- 
uled for Jan. 27, March 3 and March 11. 
The season opener against LSU will be 
held in the Gold Dome at 7 p.m. 



Cheerleaders enthusiastic 



By Marc de Jong 

Interim Sports Editor 

Along with the basketball team, the 
1988-89 cheerleaders have begun their 
season. Coached by Raymond 
Williams, an Instructor of the Na- 
tional Cheerleader Association, this 
year's squad has 12 members. 

Returning from last year is senior 
Chris Dyess. New on the squad are 
juniors Mary Motzko and Kurt 
Norden, sophomores Jennifer 
Livingston, Sheri Stewman and 
Dawn Vallery, and freshmen Cheri 
Bragg, Howell Cox, Julee 
Decker, Stan Green, Eddie Hord 
and Jami Perkins. The Centenary 
Gent this year is senior Daniel 
Stewart. 

Williams took the job as 
poach/instructor in an effort to help 
miprove Centenary's cheerleading squad. 
He attempted to get at least part of the 
s quad to the NCA regional camp at 
$MU where there is a week long clinic 



for high school and college cheerleaders. 
Three of the team members were able to 
attend. 

This is the first time freshman have 
been allowed to try out for the team. 
This year's team is overall an inexpe- 
rienced one. Dyess, Decker and Bragg 
are the only members who have 
previous experience in cheerleading. 

Decker received a high school Ail- 
American Cheerleading Nomination. He 
explains, "All this is new and everybody 
has to learn the cheers as well as to 
learn to work together and trust each 
other." That is one reason why the team 
not only practicing together but also 
plans to go out with the group. 

The cheerleaders will be present at 
every home basketball game this season 
and will travel to the University of 
Arkansas at Little Rock to provide 
moral support for the game against the 
UALR Trojans. This match-up is 
scheduled for Jan. 14. If time and 
finances allow, the team will be on the 
road more often. 




UEL LEWIS 



The cheerleaders are on top of their job. 



Five get TAAC honors 



After winning their last 13 games 
in a row and capturing Centenary's 
first TAAC soccer championship, the 
soccer team has garnered five individ- 
ual honors to accompany the team 
title. 

Centenary soccer coach Glenn 
Evans was selected TAAC Coach Of 
The Year and junior Greg Wood- 
bridge earned TAAC Most Valuable 
Player honors. Senior Tommy 
Poole was TAAC runner-up MVP. 
Steve Fath, senior, and Richard 
Plant, junior, were also selected as 
first team All-TAAC members. 



Intramurals update 



Here's the latest in intramural 
sports. If you've been keeping up, 
you know that the volleyball games 
ended on Thursday. The women's 
championship game was between 
Faculty and the Aces. Faculty came 
out with the victory. 

The two men's leagues were domi- 
nated by the Theta Chi's. The Theta 
Chi A team beat B.A.D. in the A 
league, while Theta Chi B team 
spiked the Kappa Sigma B team in 
the B-final. In early November, the 
Faculty had already claimed the coed 
title by defeating the Theta Chi & 
Daughters combination. 

If your eye has been scoping the 
SUB, you have found the table tennis 
tournament being battled out. In 
women's singles, Amy Boswell 
reigned as winner after defeating 
Melanie Cole. 

In the women's doubles Dr. Rose- 
mary Seidler and Alice Jean 
Trahan were victorious against Col6 
and Boswell. The men's singles title 
was undecided at the time of print, and 
Scott Odom and Steve Fath won 
the men's doubles. 

Coming up for the month of 
January, we'll see who dunks who in 
the basketball intramurals. 



Gents second all-around 

The Centenary men's teams are in 
hot pursuit of Georgia State Univer- 
sity for the Jesse C. Fletcher 
Trophy. This trophy is awarded annu- 
ally to the best all-round men's ath- 
letic program in the Trans America 
Athletic Conference. In this competi- 
tion, each college is awarded points 
for its final conference standings in a 
TAAC sport. The following list re- 
flects the rankings now that the soccer 
and cross-country seasons are com- 
plete: 

1. Georgia State 54 pts. 

2. Centenary 42 pts. 

3. UT-San Antonio 34.5 pts. 

4. Houston Baptist Univ. 34.5 pts. 

5. Georgia Southern 31.5 pts. 

The other sports are basketball, ten- 
nis, baseball and golf. Last year the 
Georgia Southern University won the 
trophy; the Gentlemen were second, 
the Georgia State Panthers third. 



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Enquiring minds doze 

In the midst of the last rush of exams and papers, The Conglomerate dared to administer 
another test to about 13 percent of the student body! They were brave, bold and bright. 
Having been quizzed on subjects ranging from South American magic realists to the essence 
of Hamlet's soliloquies, Centenary students prove just how much they have learned at our 
grand institution. A panel of editorial staff members selected the inquiries. The results boast 
a well-rounded education for some students and expose the shame of ignorance for others. 



By Tricia Matthew 

Editor in Chief 

1. What candidate carried 
the Louisiana vote in the 
1988 presidential election? 

Ninety-nine percent of our respondents 
credited president-elect George Bush 
with Louisiana's vote, one percent said 
that other guy with the eyebrows. The 
99 percent were correct 

2. Who is the mayor of 
Shreveport? 

John Hussey is indeed this fine city's 
mayor. It is not Don Jones, or 
Musey. About 43 percent knew the 
answer to this all-important question. 

3. Is the Soviet Union a 
NATO country? 

If 13 percent of the students are correct, 
NATO has a new member. The Soviet 
Union is not a a NATO country. 

4. What's the western-most 
state in the United States? 

This one was a little bit tough. It's not 
California or Washington but Alaska. 
Since 27 percent of the quiz participants 
thought it was Hawaii, we've decided to 
let that become the new western-most 
state of the United States. 

5. Who painted the Mona 
Lisa? 

Lots of artists received credit for this 
one. Everyone from Botticelli to 
Capaso, Vincent Van Gough to 
Pablo Picasso was credited for paint- 
ing the lady of the mysterious smile. 
One poor soul even thought that 
Michelangelo painted that when he 
Wasn't painting ceilings. The artist, a 
fact that 37 percent of our guinea people 
knew, was Leonardo DaVinci. 

6. What was Hamlet con- 
templating in his soliloquy 

beginning "To be or not to 
be"? 

Ju st what was old Ham thinking about 
^hen he popped that famous question? 
Suicide, not pre-marital sex, was his 
Question — in the end, he didn't have a 
choice. Over half of the students ques- 
*pned knew what he was thinking 
a °out; the others were pretty close. 




Centenary's soccer coach, Glenn Evans, disciplines our boys forathletic victory. 



7 . Give an example of an 
onomatopoeia. 

This word is defined in Webster's as 
follows: "The formation of a word by 
imitating the natural sound associated 
with the object or action involved. 
Many students made active alliterative 
allusions, our favorite being "my 
mother met me at my mass," but the 
correct answers included buzz, brrr, 
slurp, hush, oink, tinkle (and it's cruder 
forms), gurgle and murmur. 

8. Who painted the ceiling 
of the Sisteen chapel? 
Michelangelo. Almost everyone 
knew this one. A few people thought 
that DaVinci did it, but we all know 
that he painted the lady with the funny 
smile. 

9. Who is Glenn Evans? 

No, he is not Linda Evans's husband; 
he's Karen's. He is not a country singer 
as two people said, or an astronaut, but 
Centenary's own beloved soccer coach. 



10. What year was the 
United States Constitution 
adopted? 

Although written in 1787, the constitu- 
tion was adopted in 1789. The year 
1776 was a popular answer; one poor 
soul though it was adopted in 1812 
while the U.S. was at war with Eng- 
land. 

11. Name the seven conti- 
nents. 

North America, South America, Europe, 
Asia, Australia, Antarctica and Africa 
are the seven continents; the four in- 
formal ones are Inky, Binky, Dinky and 
Clyde. North and South Africa, Green- 
land and Louisiana are not continents. 
Ninety-four percent of the people ques- 
tioned had a basic knowledge of what 
the seven continents were. What they 
probably don't know is where they are, 
but that's another quiz. 

12 Who is P.W. Botha? 

Variously described by students as a 
snake, a white supremacist, a revolu- 



tionist in Africa and a "very, free, open, 
understanding, non-discriminating, kind 
of guy." Botha is the prime minister of 
South Africa. This fact was known by 
26 percent of our brave participants. 

13. Name 6 of the original 
American colonies. 

Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, 
Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hamp- 
shire, Maryland, New Jersey, North 
Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylva- 
nia, Delaware and Georgia are the correct 
answers to this historical bugaboo. 

14. What year was Cente- 
nary established? 

Congratulations to the 78 percent of the 
students who knew that "the oldest col- 
lege west of the Mississippi" was 
established in 1825. 

15. What is Centenary's 
motto? 

No, Centenary's motto is not "Labor 
Omni Vinci," "Labour Earle London" or 
"Marmalade Omnia Vincit," but "Labor 
Omnia Vincit." This question was an- 
swered correctly by 46 percent of the 
surveyees. 

16. What does it mean? 

Now that's a horse of a different color. 
"Behave and pay up," "work makes ex- 
cellence," "be good," "be prepared" and 
"labor makes wealth" don't quite trans- 
late into Labor Omnia Vincit. "Strive 
for excellence" was another answer. That 
might make more sense. Eighteen per- 
cent knew that the motto translates 
"labor conquers all." 

17. Who is our Secretary 
of Defense? 

Casper Weinberger is no longer the 
secretary of defense although 95 percent 
of the students gave him the title that 
was passed to Frank Carlucci last 
year. To their credit, 90 percent of the 
students knew that Cap was gone, they 
just couldn't figure out who filled his 
shoes. 

18. What is the hardest 
gem stone? 

While emerald and diamond were both 



see "Survey" page 12 



12 THE CONGLOMERATE, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988 



"Survey" from page 11 



offered as the answer to this geological 
question, 98 percent of the students 
knew that a diamond is indeed the hard- 
est gem stone. This was definitively 
proven in a test in which experts 
demonstrated that a diamond could cut 
through the cafeteria's chicken-fried 
steak. 

19. Name a student senator 
other than David Fern? 

The Conglomerate would like to offer 
congratulations to senior Maggi 
Madden and junior Lynn Baggs for 
receiving the honor of being student 
senators. Wrong. Ninety-two people 
named other senators including freshmen 
Tammy Huffman and Steve Jones, 
junior Kent Knipmeyer and junior 
Martha Nash. 



20. Who wrote 
tional Anthem? 



the Na- 




George Michael did not, as one stu- 
dent claimed, write the National An- 
them. Frances "Frankie" Scott 
Key wrote the song that manages to 
put to different notes in the same letter 
"O." 

21. To what literary genre 
do Jorge Luis Borges and 
Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
contribute? 

Okay, all you English 101 students, 
answer that one. We got some really 
interesting answers: existentialism, po- 
etry, fiction and The Conglomerate were 
some of the answers we got. One person 
did say that they were Spanish. Experts 
say that their literary forte is magical 
realism. No one knew that one. 

22. Name three lakes in the 
Shreveport area. 

Caddo, Cross, Bisteneau, Black Bayou, 
Cypress, Wallace are lakes in the 
Shreveport area; not Ontario, Erie and 
Michigan. Twenty-one percent of the 
students answered this correctly. 

23. What is Freddie 
Spencer's claim to fame? 

No, it's not his ability to do the watuzi 
in cut time nor is it his movie 
"Nightmare on Elm Street." Spencer is 
Shreveport r s very own world champi- 
onship motorcyclist. Seventeen percent 
of our respondents knew this. 

24. Who is Dr. Webb's 
secretary? 

Walter Mondale, Papa Doc Dul- 
valier, Fawn Hall, Merble Ben- 
net, and Elizabeth Doolittle were 
all contenders for this position. Actu- 



ally, Ruby George is the woman who 
protects Dr. Webb from students, re- 
porters and irate parents. Nineteen per- 
cent of the brave students, who by this 
point in the exam decided that they 
didn't know nothing and didn't care, an- 
swered this correctly. One person re- 
ceived credit for the answer, "Christy 
Wood's boss." 



25. How many credit hours 
do you need to graduate 
from Centenary? 

Well, 34 percent of the quizzed 
undergraduates knew that students need 
the big 124 before anyone can walk 
regardless of race, color, sex, or major. 




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R.E.M. arise musical demigods 



Lloyd Cole and the Commo- 
tions have managed an "up-from-under" 
leap with the release of their newest al- 
bum, "Mainstream." Their last effort, 
"Easy Pieces," practically undid the 
progressive sounds of their debut album, 
"Rattlesnake." 

This new album embraces the unique 
sounds of earlier years while expanding 
their music to include a broader spec- 
trum of musical value. The upbeat sin- 
gle, "My Bag," has a confident sound 
y/hich has gained it much recognition 
outside the realm of college music. 




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'Another song worth recognizing is 
"from the Hip." which appeals more to 
the heart than to the head. This song and 
E9," are very similar to the sound 
established on the "Rattlesnake" album. 

In "29" Lloyd Cole evokes a slow 
Serial sound associated with cold, dark 
|dghts. It is an expressive appeal to the 
emotions which at times borders on 
sentimental.- Despite this the music 
maintains an integrity all its own. 

One of the most representational 
pieces on "Mainstream" is the song 
"Jennifer, She Said," a sorrowful ac- 
count of love lost. The sounds can be 
compared to the Smiths without the 
whining. Despite the tide of the album, 
"Mainstream" definitely is far from the 
$orm. 



What better way to follow up a great- 
est hits album than with a fresh ap- 
proach to making new music, as is seen 
in the latest R.E.M. album, "Green." 
Although the sounds are unmistakable, 
the emergence of these college music 
demigods into a more solid, clearer band 
can be easily traced. 

Recorded in Memphis, Tenn. at Ardent 
Studios, "Green" embraces a wide range 
of musical poetry and messages. With 
such moving ballad-like songs as "You 
Are The Everything" and "Hairshirt," 
they successfully employ a hauntingiy 
musical background along with that fa- 
mous R.E.M. rhetoric that is unique to 
them. 

Whereas in previous albums, such as 
"Murmur" and "Fables of the Recon- 
struction," much of the sound is vague 
and muffled, "Green" is very up front, 
retaining enough mystery to cause you 
to probe into the message of the music. 

The song "Stand" is one that encour- 
ages a greater awareness of what is hap- 
pening, not somewhere far away but 
right "where you work" and live. 

An almost opposite stand is taken in 
"World Leader Pretend," in that it is an 
up front song professing the right of the 
self towards self-destruction. In the lines 
"This is my world, and I am World 
Leader Pretend..." the sanctity of the in- 
dividual and the powers he possesses are 
recognized. 

These days R.E.M. is paying a lot 
more attention to musical quality and 
perfection. The first release off the al- 
bum, "Orange Crush," explodes with 
the harmonies the group is known for. 
As with most R.E.M. tunes, there is 
that unclear direction, especially in the 





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Siouxsie and the Banshees pant for popularity with a new album, "Peek-A-Boo." 



vocals, but this is not to say that any 
meaning is lost in the haze. 

The music is better understood with 
feelings and emotions rather than mind 
power. Much of their music is also 
quite nostalgic, but not in a sappy 
sense. In "Hairshirt" and "I Remember 
California," the simple, lingering rones 
of the music paint a romantic landscape 
of a memory tempered by a haunting 
backgroL 

The album as a whole provides an up- 
lifting message without sounding too 
cheerful or insincere: "I'm not sui 
to be like this, but its okay." 









^toyd Cole and the Commotion appeals to both the heart and the head. 






If you think R.E.M.. is at timWob 
scure and evasive, meet They Might 
Be Giants. An up-and-coming band 
that mixes a unique blend of comedy .; 
with a quick paced polka-type beat, the 
group first burst onto the proverbial 
music scene with the strangely popular 
"Don't Let's Start" 

The new album, titled "Linco 
pands this style while adding an extra ' 
edge. "Ana ng," the first single off the 
new album, is an upbeat love song, but 
you'd never know it. It takes a comical 
look at life in the big city as a sexy fe- 
male voice professes, "I don't want the 
vorld; I ju:t want your half..." In 
"Cowtown," this beat is set to a more 
folksy-polka feel reminiscent of the 
Pogues. 

Most songs on the album are short, 
diverse tunes which appeal to that ob- 
scure gland in the brain which inspires 
even the calmest of folks to jump up 
and dance like idiots. "Purple Toupee" 



also uses obscure imagery to look at a 
numorous subject. 

One song to check out, especially at 
this time of the year, is "Santa's Beard." 
It is an unusually hysterical account of a 
Casanove Santa who steals the singer's 
wife; it's a parody of the sixties "boy- 
ioses-girl" theme. 

The unity of this album lies in its 
ability to poke fun at conventional as 
well as unorthodox joeas. It is a fun 
which would appeal' to the strangest of 

?sWs|nrk>inting when an artist that 
'"'b'feaKs intpthe music scene, as one who 
lestined to cause a stir in con- 
ventional listening, is caught up in that 
popular rhetoric and glamor. 

The title of the new Siouxie and 
the Banshees album should actually 
be "Siouxie Sells Out." As if it weren't 
enough to release an overly polished 
stiMng album such as "Peek-A-Boo," 
she has also made it clear on (I shudder 
it) Club MTV that one of the 
drying forces behind the group is their 
desire for notoriety. 

The title song, "Peek-A-Boo," has the 

potential to be a progressive tune, but it 

lacks the strength tp have any sort of 

ing power. lis sort of like candy for 

the brain. 

The vocals on the album are 
individually Siouxie, but they are 
weakly backed up and often times dis- 
tract from the sense of the music itself. 
This album is not a find as far as new 
music is concerned and deserves to be 
left in the cellophane wrapping. 



14 THE CONGLOMERATE, SEPTEMBER 22. 1988 



A hat is a hat is a hat 




PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 



Cory Stansbury, jr., flaunts his fraternal pride. 




The Conglomerate takes off its hat to those souls brave 
enough to wear them. One could don a hat for a myriad of 
reasons. The least noble of these causes would be when 
one awakens at 8:17 for an 8:20 class. In this situation, 
etiquette mandates that one place a hat upon one's head and 
scurry to class. The only drawback is that donning a hat 
under these circumstances shapes one's head into what is 
commonly known as a "hathead." Hatheads could be a 
source of embarrassment if a strong gust of wind or an 
obnoxious friend were to come along. 

Another reason to cover one's head could be seen as a 
fashion statement. In this event, the wearer of the hat is 
either proving that he does have a sense of fashion and 
what is vogue or he is proving beyond a shadow of a 
doubt that the only taste he has is in his mouth. 

Of course, a hat might be the symbol of authority or 
position. Nobody shows more evidence of this fact than 
our beloved and loyal men in tan. Yes, this is a reference 
to the men who protect us, our security guards. As we 
all know, when that brown chapeau comes into sight, re- 
spect and fear of the law immediately possess us. 

One must not forget the supreme office, the position 
only one man can hold. Nobody, but nobody, has a hat 
like that of John Paul II. 

A hat that, unfortunately, is not depicted in the sur- 
rounding photos, is one that has been weaving through 
campus. The wearer is a jolly junior spreading holiday 
cheer and Hershey's kisses. The hat itself is red, pointed, 
trimmed in white and topped with a fluffy, white ball. 
The debate has arisen, is John Csonka portraying a 
servile elf or is he the real McCoy, Santa Claus? 

Whatever the reason, if you decide to don a hat, The 
Conglomerate doffs its hat in approval. 




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Samuel Lewis, sr., disguises himself with camouflage. Dr. Stephen Clark shares his francophilia in his beret. Jason Hubbard, sr., looks debonair with his fedora. 




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HIGH PROFILE: 

Suzanne Roberts: Daredevil 



By John R. Bush 

Staff Writer 



ROBERTS BIO 

Most Valuable Posses 

sion: My health 
Fantasy Activity: River 

rafting in South America 
Longest Ride: 120 miles 

in one day on a bike tour 

of Oklahoma - over 600 

miles in all. 
Long Range Goal: 

Foreign service 
Worst Ride: Bitten by a 

German shepherd dog. 
Major: Political Science/ 

Spanish 



"I just believe that life comes with its 
good times and bad times and they all 
pass. ... I firmly believe in enjoying the 
hell out of it while I can." Junior 
political science major Suzanne 
Roberts obviously sticks firmly to 
that philosophy in living her life. 

At twenty years old, Roberts has been 
a congressional page in Washington, 
D.C., has lived in Switzerland and trav- 
eled in Mexico and Central America. 

She also manages time to maintain 
her bicycling hobby. A hobby she 
picked up the summer after high school, 
Roberts tries to ride at least 30 miles a 
day. Her membership in the Slireveport 
Bicycle Club helps her to achieve that 
goal by conducting weekend rides with 
riding partners. 

Instead of spending her junior year of 
high school at Enid High School, in 
Enid, Ok., where she graduated in 1986, 
Roberts attended the U.S. House Page 
School in Washington, D.C. She also 
served as a floor page under the 
sponsorship of Congressman James 
Jones of Tulsa, Ok. 

House pages are responsible, according 
to Roberts, for "every little errand you 



can think of," as well as for raising and 
lowering the flag on the Capitol dome 
every day that the House is in session. 

But Roberts's most shining memory 
is of President Ronald Reagan's 
1985 State of the Union Address— she 
was on the House floor behind the brass 
railing holding a 7-foot sign that read, 
"Happy Birthday, Mr. President" 

Although she says she was shown on 
all of the morning television news 
shows, Roberts also says she was de- 
moted from floor page to runner, which 
required her to deliver things all over 
Capitol Hill. 

Roberts says that when pages want to 
eat lunch outside, tourists often hound 
them with questions. In order to avoid 
the tourists, pages often eat behind the 
bushes lining the Capitol building. 

The summer following her junior 
year, Roberts lived in Switzerland as an 
exchange student She explains that her 
exchange was arranged through Ameri- 
can Field Service, and she lived with a 
host family. 

Roberts says that although life in 
Switzerland is not as different from life 
in the United States as other European 
countries, she did notice some minor 
differences. Families in Switzerland are 
more of a cohesive unit than here. 
Families interact within themselves 
more than in the States. And they are 
more outdoors-oriented in Switzerland. 

During the summer following high 
school, Roberts developed her bicycling 
hobby. She says she was inspired by the 
messengers she encountered in 
Washington. "At the time, it looked 
like a faster way of delivering things 
around the Hill." 

Roberts claims that she began her 
hobby with "just a plain ten-speed 
bike." Only later did she invest in "a 
nice touring bike." She says bicycles are 
"a really efficient mode of transporta- 
tion, as well as being a source of relax- 
ation." She explains that she does not 
ride competitively, but rather does rides 
where participants ride along at leisurely 
paces. 

Roberts's most recent adventure, or 
series of adventures, was this past 
summer in Mexico and Central Amer- 
ica. She spent the summer traveling 
around Central America with no specific 
destination in mind, but with intentions 




PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 



After braving Central America, Suzanne Roberts, jr., sees Shreveport on bike. 

of seeing the region. "I really didn't have 
much in the way of possessions — just a 
nice army duffle bag." 



Summer in Central America, however, 
is also the rainy season. According to 
Roberts, "With the mud, the bus occa- 
sionally gets stuck and so everyone gets 
off the bus, and you all push." 

When it is not raining, it is uncom- 
fortably hot. That, according to Roberts, 
is the time "to climb outside, ride on 
the roof with all the chickens and 
things. It's really nice, because you can 
see all around — you can see the jungle 
and the monkeys." She also explains, 
"The pudgy little ticket-taker climbed 
out the window and took our tickets 
from on top of the bus." 

At the Guatemalan border, Roberts 
says, "I was traveling with a friend who 
was having passport problems, and I 
kind of threw a hissy fit because I 
couldn't get my friend into the country." 

She says that she finally was allowed 
to enter Guatemala with her friend but 
was given a time limit. "They gave me 



a time limit ... and they told me what 
hotel to stay at. I stayed at the hotel 
next door and then took a bus out of 
town." 

Roberts says that although her parents 
knew she was going to Mexico, they did 
not know she had gone to Belize and 
Guatemala until she was already there — 
"Actually I was on my way back." She 
explains, "It was on the way back that I 
had a few troubles with things like 
tourists cards and passport problems. I 
ended up giving my money to the Belize 
government and calling my parents up 
collect from Belize. They didn't know 
where Belize was." 

On her way home to Enid, Roberts 
says, "I lost all my luggage between 
Dallas and Oklahoma City. It's a twenty 
minute flight! I made it back from all 
those places with my purse and a tray 
for my parents, and that was it." But she 
did pick up some intangible things. "I 
picked up language skills, some 
conversational skills that aren't 
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CHRISTMAS BREAK Students 
are off from Centenary from Dec. 
17 until Jan. 9. Enjoy your vaca- 
tion! 

FINALS Final exams for this 
semester are scheduled to be taken 
Dec. 13 - Dec. 16. The schedule 
is as follows: 

M-l Tuesday, Dec. 13, 8:30 a.m. 
M-2 Thursday, Dec. 15, 8:30 a.m. 
M-3 Friday, Dec. 16, 8:30 a.m. 
M-4 Wednesday, Dec. 14, 

12:30 p.m. 
M-5 Thursday, Dec. 15, 3:15 p.m. 
M-6 Tuesday, Dec. 13, 3:15 p.m. 
M-7 Friday, Dec. 16, 3:15 p.m. 
M-8 Wednesday, Dec. 14, 

6:30 p.m. 
M-9 Tuesday, Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m. 
M-10 Monday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m. 

T-l Wednesday, Dec. 14, 

8:30 p.m. 
T-2 Tuesday, Dec. 13, 

12:30 p.m. 
T-3 Thursday, Dec. 15, 

12:30 p.m 
T-4 Friday, Dec. 16, 12:30 p.m. 
T-5 Wednesday, Dec. 14, 

3:15 p.m. 
T-6 Friday, Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m. 
T-7 Thursday, Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m. 

MAY MODULE Students who 
are taking May Module classes are 
encouraged to pick up class 
schedules in the registrar's office 
soon. 

MSM Centenary's Methodist 
Student Movement holds its 
meetings every Thursday in Kil- 
patrick Auditorium from 5 p.m. to 
6:30 p.m. Steeple worship is 
every Wednesday at 10 p.m. in 
Brown Chapel. 

PIZZA STUDY BREAK On 

Wednesday, Dec. 14, there will be 
a pizza study break in the SUB 
with free pizza and relaxation 
from exams. Watch for more 
details. 

PREPARATION WEEK Stu- 
dents are reminded that this week 
is preparation week. Twenty-four 
hour quiet hours are in effect and 
will be enforced. 




On Dec. 17, the Strand Theatre will be showing the production 
of "Give 'em Hell Harry," starring Kevin McCarthy. No 
stranger to plays about politics, McCarthy opened the U.S. 
bicentennial year with "Best Man 1976," Gore Vidal's version of 
a recent presidential convention. 

Winner of the Obie Distinguished Acting Award for his work 
in "Harry Outside" at New York's Circle Repertory, his Broad- 
way credits include "Poor Murderer," "Red Roses for Me," 
"Loves Labors Lost," "Joan of Lorraine," "Two For The See- 
saw," "Cactus Flower," "The Three Sisters," "The Seagull" and 
"Happy Birthday Wanda June." 

His appearance on the London stage as Biff in "Death of a 
Salesman" with Paul Muni led to his motion picture debut in the 
film version of the Arthur Miller classic. Other screen credits 
include "Hotel," "Mirage," "The Prize," "The Best Man," "Big 
Hand For The Little Lady" and many others. 

McCarthy's performance in a great variety of roles on television 
and film have confirmed his talent to viewers in the United 
States and abroad. 

Don't miss your chance to go see him perform at the Strand on 
Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. 

Martha Stuckey 
Clipboard Editor 



PRE-REGISTRATION Pre- 
regisrration is scheduled for Dec. 
12 in Mickle Hall. Times are as 
follows: 

Seniors 8 a.m. -9:15 a.m. 
Juniors 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
Soph. 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 
Freshmen 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 

SENIOR TEST DATES Test 
dates for the GMAT, GRE and 

LSAT are as follows: Registration 
for the GMAT closes Dec. 26 for 
the Jan. 28 test. Registration for 
the GRE closes Dec. 27 for the 
Feb. 4 test, March 1 for the April 
8 test. 



ART 



MAGALE LIBRARY There is a 
photography show entitled "Entres 
Amis" featuring the Canadian and 
United States border area. 

MEADOWS MUSEUM The 

exhibit "Paintings by Dr. Marion 
Souchon"will be on display until 
Dec. 11. 

TURNER ART CENTER The 

gallery at the Turner Art Center 
features paintings by Michael 
Dean. 



MUSIC 



ARK-LA-TEX YOUTH 
SYMPHONY The Ark-La-Tex 
Youth Symphony, featuring some 
of the best young musicians in the 
area, will be performing in Hurley 
on Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. 

MORAVIAN LOVEFEAST 

For the second year in a row, the 
music department is sponsoring a 
Moravian Lovefeast service in 
Brown Chapel tonight at 7:30 
p.m. 




"GIVE 'EM HELL HARRY" 

Kevin McCarthy stars in the 
production of "Give 'em Hell 
Harry" at the Strand Theatre on 
Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. For more 
information call the Strand Box 
Office at 226-1481. 

"STEEL MAGNOLIAS" The 

popular play "Steel Magnolias" 
will be at Marjorie Lyons Play- 
house Dec. 8-11 and 15-18. All 
performances start at 8 p.m. 
Students and faculty are reminded 
that they can reserve free tickets 
by calling the Marjorie Lyons Box 
Office in advance. CP Credit. 



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SUB MOVIES 

This Friday and Saturday the 
ROTC Cadets will be sponsoring 
movies to be shown on the SUB 
stage at 7 p.m. with free admission 
and free popcorn. 

Dec. 9 Full Metal Jacket 
Dec. 10 RamboIII 

Regular Movies 
Dec. 12 The Day After 
Dec. 13 The Exorcist 
Dec. 14 Agnes of God 



Clipboard is The Conglomerate's entertain- 
ment calendar and schedule of campus events* 
All submissions should be tamed in or sent to th e 
Postscripts Editor in the Conglomerate office on 
or before the Friday preceding publication. The 
address is P. O. Box 41 188, Centenary College 
Shreveport, LA, 71104, 

The list of Cultural Perspectives is not com- 
plete. Check signs posted on campus or with Df* 
Bellinger for a complete list 



pews: Senate questions 
yearbook editor. , .p. 5 



Editorials: College 
forgets Kbig,..p. 7 



Sports: Tennis nets up 
for new season... p; 9 



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ONGLOMERATE 



Centenary College of Louisiana Vol. 83, No. 7 



January 19, 1989 



College Press Service 



Canterbury resigns as coach 



By Karen Townsend 

Staff Writer 

Tuesday, Jan. 3, in a Gold Dome press 
conference, head basketball coach 
Tommy Canterbury announced his 
retirement after being at Centenary for 1 1 
years. Assistant basketball coach 
Tommy Vardeman will take over the 
position of head coach June 1. 

"I've known for a while that Tommy 
was thinking about resigning, but I 
didn't know the exact date," said Varde- 
man. Canterbury has retired from college 
coaching to own and operate a private 
business, SportsCare USA, Inc., a sports 
medicine marketing firm. 

"It was my hope," said Canterbury, "to 
be able to leave coaching while I still 
loved the game of basketball; when my 
coaching days ended that I would be able 
to step into my own private business ... 
somehow connected with sports; and to 
be able to watch my son Chad play 
throughout his high school career. 

"Suddenly all of these opportunities are 
directly in front of me. It's time to act 
upon mem." Canterbury leaves Cente- 
nary with a 138-172 record. 

Canterbury broke the news to his 
players on Jan. 3, after practice. Fred 
McNealey, basketball captain, said, 
"I'm happy for Coach Canterbury be- 



cause he is doing what he wants. I think 
Coach Vardeman will do a good job be- 
cause he is a motivator." 

Vardeman is planning on keeping 
things pretty much the same as they are 
now, with a few minor changes. Varde- 
man remarked, "I'd like to win more 
games because we haven't won as many 
as I would like to, but I'm not going to 
sacrifice academics for wins." 

Vardeman has been an assistant coach 
for 17 years, ten of those at Centenary, 
and now welcomes the opportunity to 
become the new head coach. "I've never 
applied to another college since I have 
been here. I feel at home here and I like 
what we stand for, so why go anywhere 
else. I don't want to coach anywhere 
else." 

Vardeman chose Gent Assistant 
Willie Jackson to be his assistant 
coach. "I can't imagine not keeping him. 
He has been ten times better than I 
thought he would be. He has helped me 
more in a half year than I helped Tommy 
in ten," said Vardeman. 

Jackson, 26, a 1984 Centenary gradu- 
ate, is in his first year as part of the bas- 
ketball coaching staff. "I feel real good 
about being the assistant coach. I hate to 
see Canterbury leave, but it's a good op- 
portunity for me, " he said. 










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Tommy Canterbury look* on as Tommy Vardeman speaks at press conference. 



Students question court procedure 



By Mickey Parker 

Staff Writer 

Not including the final exam period 
from which there are currently numerous 
cases pending, honor court clerk Burton 
Rich reports that 12 cases of honor code 
violations were heard in the first 
semester of 1988 resulting in five guilty 
verdicts. 

Amid growing student questions into 
Je procedures of the court, Chief Justice 
Rodney Armand said that two of the 

guilty" decisions arose from cases where 
"te evidence boiled down to one person's 
w ord contradicting another's. 

A small but increasing number of stu- 
dents now believe that the court does not 
provide adequate information about cases, 
ls too prone to base a "guilty" decision 
On one student's word against another's, 
?°es not provide the accused with enough 
! n fr>rrnauon to prepare a sound case, and 
' s biased due to the close relationship 
yetween those involved and the court 
Justices. 



Many court critics feel that the close 
interaction between students that occurs 
on such a small campus prohibits the 
justices from making objective deci- 
sions. 

Freshman Carolyn Kapinus said 
concerning this that the court is "biased, 
because in a regular court the jury is not 
familiar v/ith the accused. The honor 
court members go to school with the ac- 
cused." 

Speaking up for the justices, Dean of 
Students Dick Anders said that he 
knows that the court members "work 
hard to get the facts." 

Another complaint against the court is 
that the accused is not allowed to face his 
or her accuser, and this may make the 
court prone to false accusations of honor 
code infractions. 

Freshman Jeanette Wood said of 
honor court procedure, "You should have 
the right to face your accuser." 

Several faculty and students spoke ve- 
hemently against this opinion saying 
that if the accused could confront the ac- 
cuser, peer pressure would prevent any 



reporting of honor code infractions. 

Some go as far as to suggest that such 
a system would result in accused students 
committing acts of vendetta against their 
accusers. Senior Brian Leach believes 
such an open trial system would result in 
"sheer hell." 

Kapinus also feels that the honor court 
does not give the accused proper 
information concerning the infraction. In 
informing the accused, the court nor- 
mally gives simply the class and date of 
the infraction. Kapinus believes that the 
court should more specifically spell out 
the nature of the violation in order that 
the defendant can prepare an effective 
case. 

Dr. David Thomas, honor court 
sponsor, says that although the notifica- 
tion to the accused is not always specific 
about the nature of the infraction, the 
accused can have the court hearing ex- 
tended to gather additional evidence once 
the student knows the specific charge. 

One of the critics' greatest fears about 
the honor court is that it may too easily 



take one person's word over another's and 
deliver a "guilty" verdict. That two of the 
five "guilty" decisions were based on one 
person's word against another's will 
likely continue to ignite such fear. 

Behind this fear lies critics' belief that 
if the court values one individual's word 
as superior, it may make the court more 
vulnerable to accept false accusations. 

Speaking of the court's decisions, 
associate justice Luke Hyatt said that 
the court is "damn leery to take one per- 
son's word over another." 

Armand said that while it is not im- 
possible to convict on one student's word 
over another's, it is "very hard." He went 
on to say that the court delivers thorough 
interrogation to the accusing student 

Contradicting Armand's assertion that 
two of the convictions were based on the 
superiority of one student's word, 



see "Court" page 5 



2 THE CONGLOMERATE, JANUARY 19, 1989 




Pegasus sponsors Male students can 
literature contest enter pageant 



Pegasus is sponsoring a literature and 
art contest. First and second place cash 
prizes of $25 and $10 will be awarded in 
four categories: poetry, fiction, non-fic- 
tion and art. All entries must be submit- 
ted to Pegasus, Box 130 Campus Mail 
by Feb. 17. Winners will be announced 
and awarded in the SUB on Feb. 23 at 
6:00 p.m. 



Institute will award 
$5000 student prize 

A $5,000 prize will be awarded by the 
Institute of Noetic Sciences of Sausalito, 
California, for the best scientific test 
conducted by a student that either sup- 
ports or refutes a controversial new the- 
ory of biological organization, the 
"hypothesis of formative causation." 
This hypothesis describes how living 
things take their shape. 

For more information about the Shel- 
drake Prize, write to the institute at 475 
Gate Five Road, Suite 300, Sausalito, 
Cal., 94965, or call (415) 331-5650. 



NOV AC sponsors 
state video contest 

The New Orleans Video Access Center 
is sponsoring the first Louisiana Video 
Shorts Festival. The festival is a 
statewide competition devoted to short, 
non-commercial video works. The pur- 
pose of the festival is to give public ex- 
posure and recognition to Louisiana 
video producers and media artists and to 
encourage the production of creative 
works. 

The deadline for entries is March 20, 
1989. The festival will accept entries 
which are up to 20 minutes in length and 
will welcome a wide variety of genres 
including drama, comedy, experimental, 
documentary, community portrait, 
PSA/spot, music video and computer art 
The format for submissions is 3/4" 
videotape, but entries may originate on 
another format. The entry fee is $5. 

For more information and entry forms 
write NOVAC, 2010 Magazine Street, 
New Orleans, La., 70130 or call (504) 
424-8626. 



f Operation 9 gives 
African service 

Operation Crossroads Africa, a private, 
non-profit, non-governmental organiza- 
tion that promotes work, travel and study 
in Africa and the Caribbean as a vehicle 
for cross-cultural exchange and under- 
standing, is offering unique opportunities 
for undergraduate and graduate students. 

Groups of eight to twelve undergradu- 
ate students live and work side by side 
with their African counterparts on com- 
munity development projects. Partici- 
pants must be at least 18 years of age. 

Interested applicants should write 150 
Fifth Avenue, Suite 310, New York, 
N.Y., 10011 or call (212) 242-8550. 



Mr. Louisiana Male America 1989 will 
be chosen from a field of contestants 
competing at the state level now sched- 
uled to be held in New Orleans, La., in 
April. Contestants are judged on 
physique, personality, charm, wit, self- 
assurance and attractiveness. 

Deadline for contestant entries is March 
15, 1989. Those interested in entering 
must submit a current snapshot of 
themselves, a brief biography and tell 
why they have decided to enter the 
pageant. Entrants may be single, mar- 
ried, widower or divorced, and must be at 
least 18 years of age or older, a high 
school graduate or higher level of educa- 
tion, a resident of Louisiana for six 
months and a U. S. Citizen. 

Inquiries should be sent to Mr. 
Louisiana Male America Pageant State 
Headquarters, P. O. Box 2146, Baton 
Rouge, La. 70821 or call (504) 275- 
5497 or (504) 344-2078. 

Arts council needs 
volunteer writers 

Literary Awareness Week is March 6- 
1 1, and the Literary Panel of the Shreve- 
port Regional Arts Council is looking 
for 65 volunteer professional or non- 
professional writers to make presenta- 
tions in Caddo Parish elementary and 
high schools during that week. The 
volunteers will explain the importance of 
good writing and show their expertise to 
the students. 

Deadline for signing up is Feb. 10. For 
more information call Shreveport Re- 
gional Arts Council (SRAC) at 226- 
6446, or the Literary Panel at 865-3378. 

Poets can win 
prizes, publication 

Poets can enter a new poetry contest 
with $11,000.00 in prizes. The grand 
prize is $1,000.00, and the first prize is 
$500.00. In all, 152 poets will win 
awards and national publication. The 
contest, sponsored by the American Po- 
etry Association, is open to the public 
and entry is free. 

Poets may enter the contest by sending 
up to six poems, each no more than 20 
lines, name and address on each page, to 
American Poetry Association, DepL CT- 
22, 250 A Potrero Street, P. O. Box 
1803, Santa Cruz, Cal., 95061-1803. 

The contest remains open until June 30 
to allow students ample time to enter 
during spring or summer break. Poets 
who enter early will be invited to another 
contest with another $1,000.00 grand 
prize. 

May Module still 
open for sign-up 

Registration is still open for May 
Module courses. Students should consult 
the instructor of the course they are in- 
terested in and then see the registrar. 

Students planning to graduate in the 
spring of next year are reminded that they 
must take a module class this year if 
they have not already done so. 




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THE CONGLOMERATE, JANUARY 19, 1989 3 



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Webb reports balanced budget 



By Tonia Norman 

Staff Writer 

The 1987-88 President's Report is out 
and, according to President Donald 
Webb, 1987-88 was a great year. 
| For the eleventh straight year Cente- 
nary's budget was balanced. Webb, who 
has been president for all of those eleven 
years, said that the college cut it pretty 
close, having balanced the budget only 
within $400. 

Webb commented that balancing the 
budget was a great feat and that Cente- 
nary's staff deserves a great deal of the 
credit for this success. Centenary spent 
$10,639,590.31 out of $10,858,125.42 
of revenue. 

When asked what the highlight of the 
Report was, Webb said that the College 
had achieved a consensus about its future 
Capital Gifts Campaign. The campaign 
will raise funding for improvements in 
the College and the campus. 

The focus of the campaign will be on 
updating Mickle Hall and the men's dor- 
mitories. Also on the priority list are the 
soon-to-be-realized Jack London Research 
Center, a new music library, faculty im- 
provement, renovation of the Student 
Union Building and a new social sciences 
building. 



Webb said that the London Center and 
the music library could be realized within 
a year and a half. 

Webb praised the success of the past 
year, saying that it was "the best year in 
terms of progress: faculty, enrollment, 
Jackson Hall and endowment growth." 

"The College advanced in spite of the 
bad economic situation and moved ahead 
in its quest to provide quality education 
for its students," Webb commented. 

Webb pointed out that the students 
should look to the changes in Jackson 
Hall as a symbol of future improvement 
in the campus. Webb stressed that cam- 
pus facility and faculty upgrading would 
be the central thrust of Centenary's future 
changes. 

The 1987-88 year saw a growth in the 
endowment fund, which increased 
$1,537,438' in 1987-88, bringing the 
college's endowment to $26,861,721 as 
of May 31, 1988. The Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund raised $803,734 for col- 
lege expenditures. 

Student tuition and fees continued to be 
the main source of income for the col- 
lege; students gave $4,641,197 last year, 
comprising 42.8 percent of the college's 
revenue. The college spent 28.8 percent 
of its revenue, or $3,126,563, on in- 
structional costs. 



Revenues And Expenditures 



REVENUES 
$10,858,125 



125,664 

374,357 

1,702,462 

1,893,253 

2,121,192 

4,641,197 

EXPENDITURES 

$10,858,125 



GRANTS 1.2% 



SPONSORED PROGRAMS 3.4%[ 

GIFTS 15.7% 

ENDOWMENT INCOME 17.4% 

AUXILLIARY ENTERPRISES 19.5% 



TUITION & FEES 42.8% 



SPONSORED RESEARCH] 
ORGANIZED ACTIVITIES 0.2% | 
OTHER 0.6% 

OTHER SPONSORED PROGRAMS 1.1% 
INCREASE IN FUND BALANCE 2.0% 



MANDATORY TRANSFERS 



LIBRARY 2.8% 



STAFF BENEFITS 3.3% 



1,698 

25,459 

61,929 

116,516 

218,535 

268,077 

305,340 

357,198 

416,606 

458,703 

482,999 

960,975 

1,055,128 

1,666,057 

2,253,748 

3,126,563 

SOURCE: CENTENARY PRESIDENTS REPORT 



2.5% 



STUDENT SERVICES 3.8% 

ADDITIONS AND TRANSFERS 4.2% 

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 4.4% 

GENERAL INSTITUTIONAL 8.9% 



PHYSICAL PLANT 



9.7% 



STUDENT AID 15.3% 



AUXILLIARY ENTERPRISES 



20.8% 



INSTRUCTIONAL 



28.8% 



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4 THE CONGLOMERATE. JANUARY 19. 1989 



Yoncopin receives mixed reviews 



By Stacey Wilson 

Staff Writer 

After much speculation as to the arrival 
of a yearbook bringing memories of the 
1987-88 school year to the campus, the 
1988 Yoncopin was distributed January 
10 at Spring registration. Sophomore 
Richard Spainhour, editor, believes 
that the result is a miracle considering 
the constraints. 

He cites staff members that resigned 
from responsibility and a lack of 
photographers as part of the problem 

The first year attempting to use com- 
puters for the Yoncopin was chaotic. The 
purchase order for the computers was lost 
in the mail, resulting in late arrival of 
equipment. Furthermore, according to 
Spainhour, sixteen pages of material 
were lost by the printing company and 
had to be redone. David Baker, 
sales representative of the printing and 
publishing division of Josten, the 
company that published the yearbook, 
stated that the plant never received the 
missing 16 pages. Baker cites that 



although pictures have occasionaly been 
misplaced, the plant, in his 13 years of 
experience, has never lost a batch of 
pages. 

"I was facing a hostile student senate 
who I felt didn't trust me and rumors that 
were spreading around campus," 
Spainhour said. 

He is pleased with the effort of the staff 
who remained and those who volun- 
teered. 

Student reaction to the yearbook was 
mixed. 

Senior Denise Atkinson expected it 
to look bad because of rumors she heard 
but felt the turnout wasn't so bad after 
all. 

Junior Bo Broussard didn't feel 
enough time, money and effort were put 
in to the book. 

Junior Sherry Lynn Gillis also 
didn't approve. "It was poorly designed, 
the layouts were awful, and the photog- 
raphy isn't even worth mentioning." 
Gillis also feels that group shots of stu- 
dents are weak because some get repeated 
and some get left out 



Sophomore Andrea Baird likes the 
group shots. She says she has gotten 
bored with the same old mug shots. 

Senior Tommy Poole was disap- 
pointed with the sports section. "The ac- 
tion shots of the soccer players were 
mostly of the Dutch players who left af- 
ter the first semester. In the team picture 
the names were omitted, and the season 
wasn't discussed very well," he said. 

Sophomore Nicole LaStrapes 
shared the same view of the sports sec- 
tion. After placing second at Nationals 
and first on the balance beam, she said 
the yearbook should "give credit where 
credit is due." 

Sophomore Peter Robertson said 
"there was a lot of white in the book, 
not enough text or color." 

Senior Joanne Hill noticed the cap- 
tions without titles and names. "The re- 
copying of the pictures was too blurry," 
she said. 

Concerning the Greek section, sopho- 
more Pat Boiling said "not enough 
time was spent in getting pictures for 



this section. It didn't tell much of a story 
about each Greek organization." Editor of 
the Greek section this year, Boiling 
hopes to make improvements. 

Director of Student Activities Jim 
McKellar says, "I don't think the book 
will win any awards, and it's not how I 
would have done it, but I am glad it's 
here." 

Director of Public Relations Janie 
Flournoy enjoyed the theme, "We the 
Students," and feels that for the first try 
with computers, the staff did a good job. 

Sophomore Matt Hewett was sim- 
ply excited to finally get his yearbook. 
He said he enjoyed thumbing through it 
during lunch. 

Senior Lorenda Rubio is looking 
forward to an improved yearbook next 
year and hopes to receive it on time. 

Sophomore Doug Robinson says, "I 
thought that it was less informative than 
my high school yearbook, and my high 
school was smaller than Centenary." 



Liberal studies develop intellect 



By Shelly Thomas 

Staff Writer 

Editor's Note: This is the first of a 
six part series studying the worth of a 
liberal arts education. 

Although the curriculum has changed 
since the founding of Centenary, the 
college has always provided a "liberal 
arts" education. 

The New Encyclopedia Britannica notes 
that a liberal arts education is a "college 
or university curriculum aimed at 
imparting general knowledge and devel- 
oping general intellectual capacities in 
contrast to professional, vocational, or 
technical curriculum." 

Originally, th^ Centenary curriculum 
had even less specific orientations than it 



has today. Courses of study from as early 
as 1839 note that there existed one 
course of study for everyone attending 
the college. There was one schedule for 
each class of students. 

For example, the bulletin from 1839 
directed that "the freshmen class shall 
study Virgil, Sallust, Horace, the 
Anabasis of Xenophon and Graeca Ma- 
jora commenced — Arithmetic revised and 
Algebra commenced, and such French 
and Spanish authors as the Faculty may 
direct." 

Later the college began to offer two 
degrees, both with a liberal arts orienta- 
tion. The school offered a "classical 
course" and a "scientific course." The 
Centenary Bulletin for the school year 
1852-1853 notes these course loads. 

While both courses required freshmen 
to study both algebra and geometry, the 



"classical course" required Xenophon's 
Anabasis, Virgil and Livy and the 
"scientific course" studied English, 
French, Spanish and German. 

These types of studies were not un- 
usual for the time. Colleges were not 
what we know now as vocational or 
professional institutions.. 

At points, however, there have existed 
some non-liberal arts programs at 
Centenary. Most of these programs were 
oriented toward women. 

Carolyn Garison, school archivist, 
notes that at one point Centenary had a 
"fitting" school. She suggests that "we 
might call them finishing schools, to- 
day." Garison also says that there was a 
"commercial" school at Centenary. This 
school taught typing and other secretarial 
skills. 



Due to the requirements to enter 
Centenary, a preparatory school was at 
one time adjoining the college. This 
school taught students until they were 
competent enough to enter the college. 

Presently, the college maintains its 
"liberal arts" orientation through the use 
of core requirements. This means that 
students are required to fulfill core re- 
quirements as well as major require- 
ments. 

For example, the core requires that stu- 
dents complete certain amounts of En- 
glish, science, physical education, math- 
ematics and foreign language. 

Dean Dorothy Gwin notes that the 
education at Centenary is geared "toward 
higher level skills so that they [students] 
can progress in whatever way they 
choose." 



Noted Centenary alum dies at 56 



By Christy Wood 

Staff Writer 

John William "Bill" Corring- 
ton, referred to as the "most talented and 
well-known writer to graduate from 
Centenary" by Dr. Jeff Hendricks, 

assistant professor or English, died of a 
heart attack on Nov. 24, 1988, in his 
home in Malibu, Cal., at the age of 56. 

A native Shreveporter, Corrington at- 
tended St. John's Prep School (Loyola 
Prep) and Byrd High School before ob- 
taining his bachelor's degree in English 
from Centenary College in 1956. 

While attending Centenary he was ac- 
tive in many aspects of campus life, in- 
cluding Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Cente- 
nary College Band, the Student Senate 
and the Interfraternity Council, as well 
as being president of Sigma Tau Delta 



and editor in chief of The Conglomerate. 

In addition to his bachelor's degree, 
Corrington earned a master's in Renais- 
sance drama from Rice University in 
Houston, a Ph.D. in philosophy from 
the University of Sussex in Brighton, 
England, and a law degree from Tulane 
University. 

Corrington penned novels, short sto- 
ries, poems, anthologies and television 
and movie scripts. Some of these include 
his novels "And Wait for the Night" and 
"The Upper Hand;" and his poetry publi- 
cations "Where We Are" and "Lines to 
the South." 

With his wife Joyce H. Corring- 
ton, he wrote screen plays for "The 
Omega Man," "Boxcar Bertha" and "The 
Killer Bees," daytime soap operas 
"Search for Tomorrow" and "Texas," and 
television series "Superior Court." 



Corrington was a confirmed Southern 
writer and "was often favorably compared 
with Faulkner" according to Ronni 
Patriquin in the Shreveport Journal. 
He was fond of his Shreveport heritage 
and used it as a background for several of 
his works, including one short story en- 
titled "Old Men Dream Dreams, Young 
Men See Visions" about the experience 
of his first unchaperoned date in his fa- 
ther's car. 

In his Founder's Day Convocation 
speech given April 24, 1980, his open- 
ing lines expressed his love for Cente- 
nary: "When President Webb honored me 
with an invitation to speak here in my 
chosen native place, a place I love, there 
was no sudden rush of college memories, 
no burst of nostalgia. Why should there 
be? One does not need to recollect what 
has never been out of mind." 



With this attitude he contributed to the 
college his manuscripts and drafts of his 
earlier works. With these and hopeful 
additions, the college hopes to start a 
collection of Corrington's material. 

In his Founder's Day speech, he also 
said, "And I tell you I have been able to 
meet easily every challenge that life has 
put before me: I have worked in radio, 3 s 
a police reporter, photographer and 
European correspondent, as a graduate 
student, a university professor, an attof' 
ney, a film writer, a television writer-'' 
and it has all been relatively easy. 

I have been a novelist, a poet, a short 
story writer, a lecturer — all without gr#J 
effort — because here, at Centenary.- 
lcarned to think, and to remember vvh° 
and what I am." 



THE CONGLOMERATE. JANUARY 19. 1989 



Yearbook overshoots its budget 



By Maggi Madden 

Managing Editor 

Tempers flared at Tuesday's student 
senate meeting as former Yoncopin Edi- 
tor Richard Spainhour told the senate 
that last year's yearbook went $2,000 
over its budget. 

Spainhour said that the situation was 
caused by an error in the yearbook's con- 
tract with it's printer, Josten's, which 
was not corrected due to a mix-up in 
communication between himself and 
Public Relations Director Janie 
Flournoy, who was then the adviser for 
the yearbook staff. 

Spainhour explained that he originally 
estimated that the school would need 
about 700 yearbooks and made a contract 
with Josten's to pring the 700 books for 
approximately $16,500. He explained 
that the Josten's representative told him 
he could revise those figures right up 
until the printing date for the books. 



"Court" from page one 

Thomas said, "Students are not convicted 
on that basis." 

The honor court constitution calls for 
briefs of honor court decisions to be 
published minus the names or informa- 
tion leading to the revelation of the 
names of those involved. Neither 
Thomas or Anders had any knowledge of 
published honor court notes. 

When asked about published briefs, 
Dorothy Gwin, dean of the college, 
said the court records are "confidential 
and never published." 

Students and faculty alike speak of the 
necessity of published honor court 
records. Dr. Rodney Grunes, associate 
professor of political science, believes 
that the "reporting of every case in de- 
tail", without names of people involved, 
should be a part of the honor system. 

Grunes believes the system should op- 
erate on "information not secrecy," be- 
cause information is the only way to 
measure the effectiveness of the system. 
Freshman Billy Pax also feels that 
cases should be "on file to the public." 

In defense against questions of the sys- 
tem's fairness the justices point out the 
decrease in the conviction rate as evi- 
dence of their scrutiny. While in the fall 
of 1987, all of the approximately six or 
seven cases were"guilty" verdicts, this 
year only five of twelve cases resulted in 
&"guilty" decisions. 

Rich said nearly all of the fall 1987 
cases were faculty reported, whereas 
about half of last fall's cases were student 
Sported. Most agree that the honor sys- 
tem is an integral part of the Centenary 
community. Dr. Jeff Hendricks, 
Professor of English, summarizes its ad- 
v antages by saying the system gives the 
college an atmosphere of "trust and un- 
derstanding." 

While some, like freshman Steve 
peddle, believe the system is "not per- 
fet, but the best we can do," some claim 
^t through reforms as modest as adding 
l^pre justices to the court or as radical as 
Vitiating an open trial system, Cente- 

ary can make the court a more just fo- 
^fl for academic fairness. 



Spainhour later revised the figure to 
500 yearbooks and got an estimate from 
Josten's of approximately $14,500, but 
the figure was never actually changed on 
the contract. 

As a result, Spainhour said that 
Josten's printed and delivered 700 books 
and billed the Yoncopin for the original 
figure of $16,500, which put the year- 
book over its budget. 

SGA Treasurer Bill Carroll, senior, 
said that the funds to cover the remainder 
of the bill which the Yoncopin cannot 
pay will most probably have to come 
from SGA reserve funds. Carroll said 
that the amount, $2,000, is about half of 
the SGA's reserves. 

After criticizing Spainhour for the 
oversight, Carroll urged the senate to 
come up with some policy to insure that 
this situation does not come up again 
suggesting a contract of some sort with 
media heads. 



Spainhour responded by saying, "You 
can lay blame if you want to. I'm not 
here to lay blame; I'm here to explain the 
situation as I see it" 

Three years ago in a similar situation, 
the senate covered $1,000 of debts that 
The Conglomerate was not able to pay. 

After some discussion, David Fern, 
sophomore senator, moved to table the 
matter to allow the senators some time 
to think about the matter and come up 
with possible solutions. 

The issue will probably be resolved at 
the SGA's upcoming spring retreat to be 
held this weekend. 

Dick Anders, dean of students, also 
addressed the senate on Tuesday. He re- 
ported that plans for the campus infir- 
mary are moving ahead. He brought a 
proposal from a staff member at High- 
land Hospital in Shreveport stating that 
the hospital is willing to help the school 
set up an infirmary and provide a doctor 
to see students several days a week. 



The hospital is also offering to provide 
Centenary students with low-cost emer- 
gency room care at about a 30 percent 
discount from the regular rates. 

Anders suggested that the senate have 
the hospital staff member, Steve 
Donner, speak at next week's senate 
meeting. 

In other senate news, SGA Vice Presi- 
dent Marc England, senior, who 
presided over the meeting, said that the 
SGA has three positions to fill for the 
spring semester. SGA Secretary Nancy 
Berger, senior, will no longer be able 
to attend senate meetings because of a 
work conflict. The SGA will hold an 
election soon to fill her position. 

Furthermore, sophomore Staci Rice, 
SGA Elections Chairman, is no longer a 
student at Centenary, so the senate will 
fill her position soon. 

The senate is also looking for a student 
to fill a vacant position on the Student- 
Faculty Discipline Committee. 





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6 THE CONGLOMERATE. JANUARY 19. 1989 




King's dream: Can it 
ever be a reality? 

The entire nation honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on 
Monday, Jan. 16. In light of that, the question can be asked, was 
King's major concern the advancement of blacks and blacks alone? 
Yes, King wanted advancement for blacks, but his dream says, "I 
have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation 
where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the 
content of their character." King's desire was for people from all 
walks of life to be treated equally. 

The problem... 

Logically speaking, it is not difficult to find an effective way to 
produce the kind of society that King wanted, but after dealing with 
people of all types all over the world, I have come to the conclusion 
that logic rarely plays a part in the way people perceive others of 
different backgrounds. 

My logic tells me that when I meet a person it only makes sense to 
judge them, if I choose to judge them all, by their character and how 
that affects me. That is as it should be. Unfortunately, I don't always 
do that. Does anybody? Is it possible to put aside the prejudices that 
we are bom with long enough to a view a person as a human being 
rather than an Caucasian, Asian, European or African- American? 

It takes time and effort and thought, but it can be done. To 
effectively judge a person by his or her character means putting aside 
negative thoughts produced by prejudices. It means not making 
sweeping generalizations of a sex, a race or a culture 

The problem's cause... 

Do you allow your preconceived notions of a given race or culture 
to color their acceptance of a person? As a black man or woman, do 
you see a white person and automatically turn your head assuming the 
worst? When you are not instantly accepted, do you assume that it is 
because you are black? Has it ever occurred to you that fear and 
ignorance cause people to react in a certain manner? As a white 
person, do you see a black man and his bitterness and assume that he 
has a chip on his shoulder, or do you take the time to think that 
decades, even centuries, of a white dominated society put that chip 
there? 

Rather than blaming an action on the color of a person's skin, why 
not take the extra minute to realize that environment, not color, shapes 
a person. In this world exist good and bad people ... period. It's not 
the way we are born that makes us the people we are, but the way we 
grow — the way we let our experiences shape us. Hate and prejudice 
are not feelings that we are bom with. They are taught. 

To make the dream a reality... 

As we grow and become more educated, we should take what 
we've been taught and our experiences and form responsible and 

flexible opinions on the balance of those two rather than using our 
upbringing or any one incident as an excuse to alienate a person. 

In many ways, King's hopes and dreams are becoming a reality, 
but it hasn't been easy. The struggle has been long and difficult and 
will, for a long time, be long and difficult, but I like to think that it 
has been and will be worth it. Even here in Shreveport and at 
Centenary things are changing. Evidence can be seen on campus as 
more minority students are able to attend the college. 

If we really believe in King's dream, it is imperative that we put the 
past behind us and reach for the future, not wait for it to happen. As 
King pointed out in his Letter From the Birmingham Jail: "Human 
progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability; it comes through 
the tireless efforts of men willing to be co-workers with God, and 
without this hard work, time itself becomes an ally of the forces of 
social stagnation." 

King ends his letter saying, "Let us all hope that the dark clouds of 
racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of 
misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear-drenched communities, 
and in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and 
brotherhood will shine over our great nation with their scintillating 
beauty." 




Beauty brings big bucks 



The myths of beauty possess a power- 
ful persuasion over the typical Ameri- 
can — over the great American consumer 
out to purchase everything that adver- 
tisements in magazines and newspapers 
and on television, radio and billboards 
insist she must purchase. 



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.SAMUEL 
K LEWIS 



Television voraciously sells cosmetic 
beauty. Consequently, beautiful people 
generally sell a TV show or commercial 
better than "homely-looking folk." 
Nighttime television and daytime soap 
operas are ruled by beautiful people. 

Retail companies advertise their prod- 
ucts with beautiful people. How many 
obese, physically handicapped or acne- 
scarred people have you seen in a beer 
commercial? To the contrary, commer- 
cials are generally filled with young, 
smiling, attractive and healthy-looking 
actors. 

Television newscasters, likewise, are 
attractive individuals. Last year the 
movie "Broadcast News" addressed this 
issue, asking who should get the anchor 
job — the good-looking guy who doesn't 
understand the news he is reporting or 
the less attractive guy who does under- 
stand the news? Because newscasting is a 
business out to make a buck, the cute 
guy sells better and brings in more 
money than does the ugly guy. 

Last week someone with whom I was 
watching the local news commented that 
she wished the station would get a new 
weatherman because their current one 
was "so ugly." Please tell me, what docs 
a handsome face have to do with the 
contents on or validity of reporting and 
forecasting the weather? None that I 
know of. 

But apparently it does for others, be- 
cause they will watch television pro- 
grams with the more beautiful people on 
them. Have "Charlie's Angels" and 
"Dynasty" been such popular hit shows 
because of great script-writing and act- 
ing? I seriously think not. 



This week I saw a photograph of Edie 
Brickell and almost immediately felt 
disdain for her and the New Bohemians 
and for the group's hit single, "What I 
Am." Why? Because she is young and 
pretty. She looks like the All- American 
girl who lives down the street. In short, 
after seeing the photograph I'd rather ask 
her out for a date than go out and buy her 
album. 

As a result of merely seeing a photo, I 
have experienced a substitution in ro- 
mances. An aesthetic and esoteric ro- 
mance with music has been substituted 
by the daily/hourly excitement and frus- 
tration of romantic companionship and 
eros. The muscular yet graceful bass line 
that initially attracted me to "What I 
Am" is now overcome by the visual rec- 
ollection of the singer's pretty face. 

And I'm probably not the only one 
who stares and admires. I'm sure that 
music videos will take Edie Brickell and 
the New Bohemians beyond their early 
success on college radio simply by sell- 
ing Edie's pretty face as much as the 
group's music and lyrics. 

What are all the myths of beauty? The 
answer would take another column, yet 
the folk wisdom of "You can't judge a 
book by it's cover" (and it's implied ad- 
vice that "You should not judge a book 
by its cover") probably come quickly to 
mind. 

But my point in this column is that we 
who live in the world of TV vi- 
sualization should be more alert not to 
sacrifice content for form. I propose that 
we evaluate beauty in the basic context 
of honesty and logic, and thereafter in- 
corporate but always subject romance and 
pleasure to this initial and more reward- 
ing basis. 

I'm convinced that we should evaluate 
our tastes in music more by the music 
itself than by the physical attractiveness 
of the band members. And I'm convinced 
that we should desire quality TV pro- 
gramming that is educational and pr e ' 
sents a realistic image of the world more 
than we desire our sex gods and god* 
desses for our personal fantasies. 

Samuel Lewis is a senior frof 1 
DeRidder, Louisiana. His majors a fe 
psychology and sociology. 



THE CONGLOMERATE. JANUARY 19, 1989 7 




Keep the dream alive 

Dear Editor. 

As an African-American, I should feel 
fortunate to be a student at Centenary 
College. 

Well, I guess I am fortunate to be a 
gymnast and have my talents pay for my 
education. But I don't feel fortunate to be 
a part of an institution that does not rec- 
ognize Dr. Martin Luther King 
Jr.'s birthday as a holiday and a day of 
reflection on the progress he made for all 
Americans, black and white. 

Numerous colleges and universities 
celebrated the birthday of Dr. King, but 
not Centenary College. I personally wore 
all black as a symbol of mourning and 
remembrance of a great man, perhaps one 
of the greatest men to walk the face of 
the earth.. 

If it were not for Dr. King, I would not 
be so fortunate as to be attending Cente- 
nary College; a school that has a frater- 
nity that still flies the confederate flag. I 
would not be able to join my fellow 
students at the counter in the Juke Box 
Cafe, or sit anywhere I choose to in the 
cafeteria. I would not be able to relieve 
myself in the same restroom as the Zetas 
or the Chi-Omegas. My water fountain 
would have "colored" marked above it. 

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Nicole LaStrapes 
Sophomore, Thibodaux, La. 

Annual lacks quality 

Dear Editor. 

I must admit that I was somewhat less 
than impressed when I finally had the 
opportunity to sit down and examine the 
recently-issued 1987-88 Yoncopin. True, 
I had been anxiously awaiting its arrival, 
but not in the manner that I have for past 
yearbooks. 

This year I was anxious to see if this 
yearbook would be worthy of sitting 
next to other yearbooks on my book- 
shelves. True to the rumors that have 
been flying around campus for the past 
few months, I will be hard pressed to put 
it anywhere in plain sight. 

To begin, I will quote a fellow student 
who asked to remain anonymous: "The 
yearbook shows a very creative use of 
white space." If I had a dollar for every 
two inches of blank space, I would be 
financially secure for quite some time. 

I was quite surprised with the "postage 
stamp-size" picture of Dr. Webb. I 
somehow assumed that the president of 
our college would get a little more 
exposure. Apparently I was wrong. (Oh, 
but we mustn't forget the two-page 
spread on the porcelain rose.) 

The cover was unattractive at best, cer- 
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writing styles were used, two of which 
looked like a four-year-old's bad imita- 
tion of the real thing. 

The pictures are pretty good, but it's 
too bad the names are rarely mentioned 
in the captions. Surely someone knew 
those people. The catchy captions some- 
how seem to make up for it: "Christmas 
is always a good time for a party" is a 
favorite of mine. 

At least the majority of the people had 
ears. It seems that Van Gogh made the 
annual more often than any one student. 
Picture cropping is evidently not a Yon- 
copin specialty. (But, alas, the Yoncopin 
made up for this with the excellent 
"earlobes shots" of the rifle team.) 

I suppose I really shouldn't complain 
about the captions. Many pictures, such 
as those in the athletic section, had no 
caption whatsoever. 

I must admit that I learned something 
from this Yoncopin. Apparently not ev- 
eryone respects Centenary administrators 
and faculty members. (See the carefully 
selected candid shot on page three. Pic- 
ture cropping could have come in handy 
here.) 

The intramurals page suggests that we 
only have one sport — men's football. 
From the pictures it appears that only 
one game was played. Lack of photogra- 
phers, perhaps? In addition, we have a 

dragon festival at Centenary, unbe- 
knownst to most students. Where else 
would the picture on page 168 come 
from? 

Perhaps last year I was imagining 
things when Paula Gault was an- 



nounced as Homecoming Queen. The 
yearbook didn't allude to this even once. 
Perhaps they had a deadline to meet. 
They seemed to be very serious about 
getting things done on time. 

I was quite surprised that not one bit of 
the yearbook was in color. I can imagine 
that color pages are more expensive than 
black and white, but I would have 
thought this would have been possible 
because of the money saved by using a 
less expensive and inferior quality paper. 

I suppose a good deal of money was 
saved by using the same pictures more 
than once. I wouldn't mind if the SGA 
got twice as much coverage as other 
campus organizations, but it would show 
a little more creativity if two different 
pictures were featured. 

I could go on forever, but I won't. I 
wouldn't want to neglect my midterm 
exams. 

I have used "the yearbook" as the sub- 
ject of my criticism in a attempt to avoid 
pointing fingers. Likewise, it is not my 
intention for this to reflect badly on the 
current yearbook editor and staff. I am 
sure that Cathy Smith was chosen on 
her own abilities, and I am confident that 
she will do a good job. 

Finally, I admit that I am not nor ever 
have been a yearbook editor or even a 
staff member. Please disregard any com- 
ments that wouldn't have been made had 
I had the experience or knowledge of be- 
ing such. 

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8 THE CONGLOMERATE, JANUARY 19, 1989 




Gents rollercoast to 6-7 



By Scott Wallace 

Sports Writer 

Centenary finds itself now scrambling 
to make up ground in the TAAC 
basketball race after a less-than-inspiring 
opening in conference play. 

The Gents did rip apart Ouachita Bap- 
tist in the Gold Dome, 77-62. Sopho- 
more Larry Robinson, who has led 
the Gents in four of their 13 games this 
season, did the honors this time with 19 
points. 

The result was much the same as the 
Gents won their first conference game, 
79-65, at home against struggling 
Hardin-Simmons. Forward Fred Mc- 
Nealey, junior, led the way with 20 
points and seven rebounds. 

The Gents then took the act on the 
road to the Forest Industries Classic in 
Montana. It was a trip the Gents would 
have done well to avoid. 

In the opening round against St. Pe- 
ter's of New Jersey, the Gents fell short, 
82-77. Centenary also lost the consola- 
tion game, 81-79, to Valparaiso. 

The Gents returned to the Dome in 
search of relief, but all they could find 
was last year's TAAC champion and 
NCAA tourney representative, Texas- 
San Antonio, staring them in the face. 

The Gents held as much as an eight- 
point lead in the first half at 32-24, but 
the Roadrunners answered with ten 
straight points in all of 56 seconds to 
take a lead they would never relinquish. 

Texas-San Antonio turned a 45-40 
half time lead into a 101-74 rout. The 
Roadrunners out-shot the Gents 50 to 
33 percent. UTSA's Eric Cooper led 
all scorers with 23 points. McNealey 
had 19, Robinson 14, and junior Byron 
Steward had 12 in the losing cause. 

Baylor upset 

The Gents turned right around and up- 
set another previous NCAA representa- 
tive, Baylor, in Waco. Powered behind 
Robinson's 16 points and ten rebounds, 
the Gents cruised to a 73-64 win. 

Centenary shot 50 percent for the 
game and out-rebounded the Bears 45- 
28. The Gents held a narrow 31-28 lead 
at the intermission and then jumped out 
to their biggest lead, 42-26, in the sec- 
ond half. Baylor out-scored Centenary 
16-2 to cut the margin to only two. But 
Fred McNealey answered with the Gents' 
next five points to bury the Bears. 

The win put Centenary's record against 
Southwest Conference schools at 2-1. 

The Gents avenged an earlier 102-80 
loss at the Gold Dome to Northwestern 
State by routing the Demons 109-96 
again in the Gold Dome. 

Leading the way was Steward, who 
buried a career-high 31 points and 11 
rebounds. Twenty-five of those points 
came in the first half. Steward's heroics 
bolstered the Gents to an 56-48 lead at 
the half. 

"I came out and shot the ball," said 
Steward. "I hit my first couple of shots, 
and I knew then I might be in for a 
pretty good night" 

Two key Demons, Pernell Smith 
and Terrence "Bo" Ray ford, fouled 
out to hurt the Northwestern cause. 



Back to TAAC 

Houston Baptist came to the Gold 
Dome and was the next team to take a 
hard loss away. 

It was Robinson who stole a pass that 
preserved the Gents' 70-69 victory over 
the Huskies. But it was Fred McNealey 
who hit two free throws to cap a come- 
from -behind victory in the final two 
seconds. The Gents trailed by as many 
as 15 in the second half before their 
rally. 

The Gents were led by McNealey's 26 
and junior Marro Hawkins' 15. 
Houston Baptist's Reggie Gibbs led 
the Huskies with 22 points for the 
night. 

For his efforts against Northwestern 
and Houston Baptist, McNealey was 
honored as TAAC Player-of-the-Week. 

In Birmingham, the Gents hit another 
lull in an up-and-down season as Sam- 
ford handed Centenary a 77-63 defeat 

The Bulldogs hit on the Gents early, 
out-scoring them 17-2 to close the first 
half with a 46-30 lead. The Gents never 
pulled any closer than 14 in the second 
half. The Bulldogs shot 50 percent from 
the floor while Centenary only shot 43 
percent. 

Sophomore Blaine Russell led the 
Gents with 16 and Robinson added 10. 
Arnold Hamilton led all scorers for 
the Bulldogs with 17 points. Richard 
Sutherland and Brian Leaks each 
added 14. 

UALR 

The Gents travelled to Little Rock to 
take on TAAC power Arkansas-Little 
Rock, a team that has been ranked as 
high as 24th in the country. 

The Gents led at the half— the first 
visiting team to do so this season 
against UALR— by one, 42-41. The 
Gents played well, shooting 59 percent 
and consistently handling the Trojan 
press, but UALR's rebound margin of 
29-11 kept the game close. 

The Trojans opened the second half by 
out-scoring the Gents, 1 1-4, to blow the 
game open. James Scott bombed for 
20 second-half points to lead UALR to a 
113-83 rout. 

"We've got to go out and play for 40 
minutes," said Steward. "If we want to 
have a good season we can't play for 40 
minutes one game and 25 minutes the 
next" 

Hawkins netted 22 points and 
Robinson got 21 in the losing effort. 
Still, the Gents remain optimistic about 
their chances when UALR comes to 
Shreveport in February. 

"They [UALR] have a good team, but 
I think they're beatable," said Steward. 

"If you're not at the top of your 
game," added McNealey, "it's almost 
impossible to beat them." 

Roller-coaster 

The question lingers about the Gents' 
roller-coaster play. "We're not playing 
bad, but we're not playing good," said 
Robinson. "We're inconsistent about 
now. I think we need to make a few ad- 
justments with our shot selection and 
maybe the defense." 

Adds McNealey, "We were in position 




to put ourselves in first place at Sam- 
ford, but we lost to a team that was last 
in the conference. We still had another 
chance at Little Rock. People have been 
giving us the opportunities. We just 
need to take advantage of them." 

The Gents resume against Mercer on 
Thursday night, followed by Georgia 



State Saturday night. Mercer beat 
TAAC-leader UTSA last Saturday to put 
them 2-3 in the TAAC, just like 
Centenary. Georgia State is also tied for 
sixth place in the TAAC along with the 
Gents and Mercer. Both games will be 
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Tigers too tough for Ladies 



By Marc de Jong 

Interim Sports Editor 

The LSU Fighting Tigers gymnastics 
team visited the Gold Dome on Saturday 
night, and they left nobody doubting that 
they want a shot at the NCAA national 
title this year. In short, they came, they 
saw, they conquered and then returned 
again to Baton Rouge with a decisive 
186.2-173.25 victory. 

It was the season opener for both 
teams. The Tigers took a two point lead 
after the first event, the vault, and 
steadily increased their lead during the 
night. 

LSU had its best performer in 
Rachelle Fruge, a 5T* sophomore 
who scored a career high 38.00 points on 
the four events, which was the highest 
all-around total of the evening. She had 
the highest score on three of the four 
events and her 9.7 on the floor exercise 
was the highest score given Saturday. 

Best scorer for Centenary was freshman 
Monique Murphy. She scored 35.30 
points, which placed her third in the in- 
dividual standings. A good score, since 
Murphy had hyper-extended a knee liga- 
ment earlier last week while practicing 
the uneven parallel bars and had not been 
able to practice the days before the meet. 

The highest single event score for the 



Ladies was for LeAnn English, who 
received a 9.15 on the vault. 

Both coaches were not unhappy with 
the evening. LSU head coach D. D. 
Pollock called the 186 points a "good 
road score this early in the season, and 
road scores are vital for our qualification 
to the national tournament. This is a big 
step, and Rachelle Fruge's performance 
was definitely a bright spot." 

Pollock also got some bad news when 
she was told that her Ail-American se- 
nior Patti Kieckhefer had probably 
broken a toe during the warm up for her 
balance beam routine. 

Centenary coach Bob Moss saw light 
despite the loss: "Even though we got 
beat, I thought we had an outstanding 
meet for the first time of the year. We 
are definitely a much better team than we 
were last year, and I thought the two 
freshmen [Murphy and Denise 
Volmer] did an outstanding job in their 
first collegiate meet." 

The LSU Tigers were fourth in the 
NCAA National Tournament last year 
and the Ladies were, as expected, no 
match for the visitors from Baton 
Rouge. LSU executed their routines with 
more grace and quickness. 




PHOTO BY SAMUEL LEWIS 



LeAnne English, jr., and her teammates could not keep stride with LSU. 



The Tigers' floor exercises looked very 
smooth, and on this event LSU scored 
four points more than the Ladies. The 
four hundred spectators saw an excellent 
team that deserved victory. 

Despite the loss, the Centenary Ladies 
are not down. " We knew they were go- 
ing to be good, and we were happy with 



how we did," said sophomore Stacey 
Pylkas. "We will improve during the 
season." 

The next meet for Centenary is Satur- 
day, Jan. 21, at and against Houston 
Baptist University. Then the Ladies will 
return to the Gold Dome to host Georgia 
College on Friday, Jan. 27. 



Tennis team looking for number 10 



By Marc de Jong 

Interim Sports Editor 

Since 1980 the Centenary Ladies tennis 
team has not had a losing season. "That's 
not a bad statistic," said coach Jimmy 
Harrison f "and we've often had a tough 
schedule." 

In his 11th season at the helm of the 
tennis team, Harrison has guided the 
ladies to seven top-ten finishes in the 
AIWA and the NAIA national champi- 
onships. One of these top-ten finishes in 
came last year when Centenary ended 
ninth in the NAIA final season rankings. 

An excellent fall season in 1988, 
which included an outstanding perfor- 
mance in Pensacola, Fla., put the Ladies 
in sixth place in the NAIA pre-season 
poll. 

Coach Harrison is very happy with his 
Ladies: "I think we can do very good. If 



it goes like the fall season, we can hold 
on to the rankings and maybe improve 
our place," he said. 

The NAIA national tournament in May 
is where Harrison wants to go. "That's 
our goal, but we have a tough scheduled 
ahead first" 

Tough is a good word. The first four 
games are all against NCAA Division I 
opponents. The Ladies open at Southern 
Mississippi University on Friday, Jan. 
27, and play the next day against LSU in 
Baton Rouge. Then on Thursday, Feb. 2, 
comes the home opener versus Louisiana 
Tech, followed by a visit from Baylor on 
Feb. 10 to Centenary Park. Last year, 
Baylor beat Centenary 5-4 and the Ladies 
lost to LSU by an 8-1 score. 

Individually, the women are led in the 
pre-season standings by sophomores 
Beth Bain, who is tied for 20th place 



in the national NAIA poll, and Jasmina 
Tonejc who is ranked 13th. 

The team lost five players, but got four 
new women this season. Two are fresh- 
men Stacy Berger and Jamie 
Blevins, who will also play as a dou- 
bles team. Transferring from Texas 
A&M is Jennifer Hunt who will be 
in her first semester at Centenary. An- 
other transfer is Paige Satcher who 
missed the fall semester because of ill- 
ness. 

Bain is from Shreveport, and is very 
excited about the season. She is not 
worried that this sixth place ranking will 
put too much pressure on the team. "I 
think it should help us. We have a better 
team than last year, and we can maybe 
place in the top five," she said. 

Tonejc was picked as an honorary Ail- 
American last year: "I'm glad we're in the 
top six and I think we maybe can do 



better. We're a much better team because 
we have three strong doubles, and in 
singles we're strong on numbers four, 
five and six." 

This year the NAIA national tourna- 
ment is held in Overland Park, Kan., in 
May. The Ladies will have to be ranked 
in the final top 20 of this season or win 
their district to make it to nationals. 
Bain is looking forward to the tourna- 
ment, as she says: "That is the best 
time of the season, but first we will have 
to look to games like the ones against 
UALR, LSU and Baylor." 

They're hard opponents. Tonejc agrees: 
"It will be a tough schedule, but we're all 
real excited about playing." Asked about 
a possible national title this season, she 
replies: " That is going to be really hard, 
because the teams in Florida have some 
very good players. But we can be in the 
top 5." 




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Vardeman happy at helm 




By Cory Rogers 

Staff Writer 

Christmas. A time for giving ... and 
taking. This holiday season at Cente- 
nary, Tommy Canterbury giveth and 
Tommy Vardeman taketh it away. 
Even though Vardeman's Christmas pre- 
sent was ten days late, he believes it was 
well worth the wait. 

"I knew coach was going to retire — it 
was just a matter of when," Vardeman 
said. "He had talked about it in Novem- 
ber, and when he finally did [retire], I 
was happy as heck to be named as his 
successor." 

On Jan. 3 President Donald Webb 
officially named Vardeman to replace 
Canterbury at the end of the season — 
something Vardeman couldn't be happier 
about. "It probably still hasn't sunk in 
that I was named to succeed Tommy," 
Vardeman said. "I'm very delighted, and 
it means an awful lot to me that they 
would consider me for the job before 
anyone else. It makes me feel like I was 
really important to them," he said. 

The timing of the announcement with 
still half a season to go has distracted 
Vardeman somewhat from this season's 
action, but he believes it will only help 
to speed the transition in March. 

"I'm really glad Coach [Willie] 
Jackson and I could recruit our own 
guys," Vardeman said. "This way when 
March rolls around, we won't have to be 
explaining to our recruits that there has 
been a change," he added. "As far as the 



way I coach the team, I don't think there 
will be that much of a drastic change. 
We may do some things differently next 
year, but nothing will be that much dif- 
ferent" 

But there is one change that is worth 
noticing, and that is Willie Jackson. 
Jackson, who is the Gent all-time lead- 
ing scorer with 2,535 points, became a 
Centenary assistant this summer, and his 
main emphasis has been on recruiting. 



"I feel like I'm ready- 
it's kind of a scary 
feeling, but I can't wait 
to get started, because 
every ounce of energy I 
have I'm going to use. I 
want to make our school 
and community proud." 
-Tommy Vardeman 



The change is that he is now 
Vardeman's right arm, just as Vardeman 
has been Canterbury's for the last ten 
seasons. "My job will change a little 
because I will have a lot more 
responsibility next year," Jackson said. 
"I'm going to be on the road a lot more 
recruiting, and I'm just going to go out 
and do the best job I can do to obtain the 
best student-athletes as possible. That is, 
of course, within the guidelines of 



Centenary College and the NCAA," he 
adds with a smile. 

In the midst of a two-game losing 
streak, the Gents will try to break into 
the win column tonight against Mercer, 
a team they must beat to stay in the 
TAAC race that is still up for grabs. 

"I think our league is so balanced ... 
there are basically two good teams at the 
top and everyone else is falling in there 
behind," Vardeman said. "On any given 
night, any team can beat the other in this 
league." Jackson agrees, "We have four 
returning starters and a junior college 
transfer. If the guys all play good at the 
same time we're a much better team. 
Obviously, our height is a major 
disadvantage, but you must go to war 
with what you have — and we plan to 
drop the bomb on some of our oppo- 
nents as the season continues." 

All in all, you can sense the serious- 
ness of Vardeman and Jackson trying to 
finish out the year on a good note, but 
you can't help but understand their ex- 
citement about the coming year. 

"It makes me feel really good to coach 
where I played collegiately," Jackson 
said. "Centenary is a super place to be, 
and I'm happy to be where I am." 

Happiness is one of Vardeman's main 
objectives as he eagerly anticipates be- 
coming head coach. "I feel like I'm 
ready — it's kind of a scary feeling, but I 
can't wait to get started, because every 
ounce of energy I have I'm going to use. 
I want to make our school and commu- 
nity proud." 



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Intramurals update 

Before the holiday break the 
intramural trail ended with the final 
championships of the volleyball and 
table tennis games. 

Picking up again, we all know now 
that it's the season to slam dunk. 
Basketball intramurals begin this 
month. The deadline for men's or 
women's team registration is Jan. 20 
at noon with a fee of $30. 

There will an opportunity for those 
who wish to play three-on -three or 
co-ed two-on-two. The deadline for 
this is Jan. 27 at noon, and the 
registration fee is $5. 

Registration forms are in the Gold 
Dome for students wanting to show 
their stuff. 



New track team set 

Under the guiding hand of cross 
country coach Dr. Bob Gal van, the 
newly formed tarn is an extension of 
the cross-country season: "The dead 
season is too long, and to be a good 
runner, you have to run a lot. That is 
why we try to do this. We want to 
make this a very serious program." 
The team practices daily in prepara- 
tion of an indoor meeting on Feb. 18 
in Monroe, La. Other meets have 
been planned at McNeese state and 
Galvan is looking to add more dates 
to his spring schedule. 





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Melange of movies motivates 



By Maureen Tobin 

Postscripts Editor 

Centenary Film Society opens the 
spring film season with a potpourri of 
recent films. The series is a grab bag of 
contemporary foreign and domestic 
works. The locations range from urban 
America to exotic Japan and tempestuous 
Central America. 

The season opens with a delightful 
Japanese film about the quest for the 
Perfect Noodle. Next is the avant-garde 
"Caravaggio" that recounts the life of the 
controversial seventeenth century painter. 

"Home of the Brave" is an electronic, 
hi-tech comedy with a musical message, 
while intrigue and suspense capture the 
viewer in the French thriller "Scene of 
the Crime." 

"Native Son" and "Dust" treat the mat- 
ter of racial oppression. These two in- 
sightful films concur with the Shreve- 
port Regional Art Council's black 
awareness month in March. "Latino" de- 
picts Eddie Guerrero, a Chicano Green 
Beret, as a disillusioned mercenary in 
Nicaragua and Honduras. 

The season closes as it begins with an 
Oriental flavor. The Japanese 
"Himatsuri" provides insight about a 
small village faced with present day ma- 
terialism. 

This motley crew of worthy films is an 
opportunity to view something other 
than the box office hits and the colorized 
classics. It is a medley of recent films 
that rarely receive the popular recogni- 
tion they deserve. 

Tantalizing the palate with the Epi- 
curean pleasure of food, the Oriental fla- 
vor of "Tampopo" delights Westerners 
and Easterners alike. Director Juzo 
Itami has cooked up a delicious 
Japanese comedy about the Perfect Noo- 
dle. 

The quest for the Perfect Noodle begins 
when a tall, dark, cowboy-hatted stranger 
by the name of Goro swaggers into town 
on a milk truck and into the nearest 
noodle shop. Tampopo is the adorable 
owner of the shop that puts out the al- 



most inedible noodle. A bad noodle is 
serious business. 

To the gastronomic delight of the 
viewer, "Tampopo" provides a myriad of 
ways to prepare noodles. The film 
promises to leave the movie goer 
salivating and craving Japanese cuisine. 
The film is shown in Japanese with En- 
glish subtitles. "Tampopo" is only one 
of the many foreign and domestic films 
that the Centenary Film Society has in 
store. 

Following is a list of the films in this 
series and their showing dates: 

"Tampopo," Jan. 24, 26. Japan, 1986. 
Director: Juzo Itami. 

"Caravaggio," Jan. 31, Feb. 2. Great 
Britain, 1986. Director: Derek Jarman. 

"Home of the Brave," Feb. 14, 16. 
United States, 1986. Director: Laurie 
Anderson. 

"Scene of the Crime," Feb. 21, 23. 
France, 1986. Director. Andre Techine. 

"Native Son," March 7, 9. United 
States, 1987. Director Jerry Freedman. 

"Dust," March 14, 16. Belgium, 1985. 
Director: Marion Hansel. 

"Latino," April 4, 6. United States, 
1985. Director: Haskell Wexler. 

"Himatsuri," April 11, 13. Japan, 
1984. Director: Mitsuo Yanagimachi. 

The next film on the agenda is Great 
Britain's "Caravaggio." This film is a 
radical work by the avant-garde director 
Derek Jarman. The film portrays the 
life of the seventeenth-century painter 
who scandalized his peers with his art 
and his denial of social mores. 

Michelangelo Merisi unravels his life 
to the viewer as he lies on his deathbed 
in a simple room. The artist was born at 
Caravaggio near Milan. His life is re- 
vealed spotted with brawls, duels, 
corruption and death. Pimps, prostitutes 
and thieves pose for his religious paint- 
ings. 

This spicy tale is further enriched by 
the love triangle formed by the painter, 
his best friend Ranuccio and Lena, the 
prostitute they both share. Edward 
Behr of Newsweek described the film as 
"brooding, sensual, pagan in the ex- 




[Caravaggio's is a life fraught with brawls, duels, corruption, and death. 




treme." The painter's life is recounted 
with modern detail and anachronisms to 
further express the vitality of a time sur- 
passing personality. 

Moving from the past into the hi-tech 
wave of the future, Laurie Ander- 
son's "Home of the Brave" is for the 
musically inclined and electronically im- 
pressed. Anderson and her band have cre- 
ated what one viewer (Tracey Young, 
Vogue) has termed "a gorgeous techno- 
logical paradise." The all-talented Ander- 
son sees herself as traditionally American 
in humor, following the classic comics 
of our century: Bugs Bunny, Daffy 
Duck, and Porky Pig. 

Her gift for music, story-telling and 
electronic gadgetry allow her to piece to- 
gether this one-of-a-kind film. 

"Scene of the Crime" intrigues and 
thrills the viewer. Andre Techine's 
work stars two of France's greatest ac- 
tresses, Catherine Deneuve and 
Danielle Darrieux. The scheme be- 
gins when Thomas, a provincial adoles- 
cent living with his mother, is accosted 
by a stranger. Son and mother are soon 
thrust into an unknown world of death 
and brutality. Techine weaves the web of 
tension and desperation through a long 
climactic chain of events that ultimately 
unravels in a violent, nocturnal tempest. 

The storm in "Native Son" is the vio- 
lent rage within a 19-year-old black 
youth, Bigger Thomas. Bigger is unem- 
ployed, uneducated and lives in a father- 
less home on Chicago's south side. 
When he finally gets a job working as a 
chauffeur for a wealthy white family, he 
accidently kills his employer's daughter. 
What appeared to be a solution to desti- 
tution becomes a nightmare. 



Marion Hansel's "Dust" also deals 
with the integral topic of racial oppres- 
sion. The setting is an isolated farm 
where every sight, sound and movement 
resonates with primal intensity. A jeal- 
ous daughter kills her father and secretly 
buries him for seducing the black fore- 
man's wife. As the new mistress of the 
estate, she attempts to establish a new 
kind of relationship with the black ser- 
vants. 

In "Latino," Haskell Wexler creates 
a dramatic story which challenges the 
American government's official version 
of its military involvement in Nicaragua. 
Eddie Guerrero's mission is to train CIA- 
sponsored counter-revolutionaries. While 
leading the crusade against Communism 
in Central America, Eddie becomes 
disillusioned and develops a conscience. 
One man's enlightenment can provide a 
lesson for all. 

Closing the season on the same note it 
began is a pleasant Japanese film based 
on events that took place five years ago. 
A small village is overcome by greed and 
suffers for it spiritually. The community 
must sacrifice its spiritual link to nature 
in order to prosper. The decisive moment 
comes about during a 2,000-year-old cel- 
ebration, the Fire Festival. 

This select group of films provides a 
chance to enhance one's mind and soul. 
An opportunity to see such a diversity of 
cinematographic art is rare. It is a treat. 

All films will be shown in Turner Art 
Center. Admission for students is $1; for 
the general public, it is $2.50. The 
viewing room is small and space limited. 
Students should come early to get a seat. 
CP credit is available. Enjoy! 



12 THE CONGLOMERATE. JANUARY 19. 1989 



New Year stresses slim and sexy 



By Julie Henderson 

News Editor 

Like most starving college students, 
the minute I arrived home for Christmas 
break, I ate. I love the idea of having a 
refrigerator at my disposal, literally, at 
all times. My mother anticipated my 
hunger and stocked the cabinets. She 
claims that soon, I'll wear the thighs that 
come with eating the wrong foods. She 
is right. Fat thighs are my worst night- 
mare. 

So, I'm now on a health kick. Since 
life in the fat lane is not for me, I set out 
to research the topic of diet and fitness. 

I realized my potential for exercise — 
nil. I realized my potential to stick to a 
diet — nil. With these realizations in 
mind, I went to the store to pick up fit- 
ness magazines to start my health pro- 
gram. 

I suspected that most of my fitness 
questions would be answered in these 
magazines. If not, just the thought of 
having thighs like the woman on the 
cover would motivated me to regulate 
my diet. 

As I walked into the store to peruse the 
magazine rack, I spotted the magazine 
that could knock out my potential hard 
work with one blow. "Chocolatier — 
When Dessert Comes First." Why the 
heck was this in the middle of health and 
beauty magazines? Was a higher being 
trying to tell me not to research this 
topic? Was I destined to lead the life of 
chocolate mousse and Reese's peanut 
butter cups? 

No! I decided at that moment to help 
myself and my fellow students lose the 



pounds we gained over the holidays. 

There are excellent fitness programs in 
these magazines. All you need is the 
time to read them. Therefore, I have read 
these magazines for everyone, and I will 
report my findings. See? Now you don't 
have any more excuses. 

I realize that most diets are hard to fol- 
low because we have limited choices of 
what to eat in the cafeteria. However, 
there is a simple way to eat what the 



cafeteria serves and still lose weight: 
Don't eat as much. Ask for smaller por- 
tions. 

Unfortunately, I find that sometimes I 
am still hungry after asking for smaller 
portions. I have to fight the urge to get a 
Soft Taco at Taco Bell. 

Instead, I stock my small refrigerator 
with munchies such as carrots, apples, 
oranges, etc. I know this sounds like 
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hunger pangs. Also, the salad bar is an 
excellent way to eat light. 

Since it is hard for students to regulate 
a strict diet, the best hope for losing 
holiday hips is exercise. Complete 
Woman magazine has outlined an easy 
program for "a head-to-toe overhaul." 

I liked this program because the exer- 
cises involve little difficulty. I never 
liked exercise programs because most 
involved weights, exercise equipment or 
jumping around for six hours. I prefer 
simple exercises that tone muscles, can 
be done in the privacy of my dorm room, 
and are sweatless. 

The exercises I found are spot exer- 
cises, such as side leg lifts, sit-ups, and 
stretches. If you are the type that likes to 
get outside, brisk walking two to three 
times a week for 20-30 minutes is a 
good way to lose fat. Remember to start 
these exercises gradually to avoid in- 
juries. 

Also, I always take the stairs whenever 
I can. Anything helps, right? If you 
seriously want to lose some weight and 
tone your muscles, magazines such as 
Fitness, New Body, and Shape give 
helpful hints and detailed instructions to 
each exercise. 

I have found that once I started these 
exercises, I saw results, and I lost 
weight. In fact, I've never been so happy 
in my whole life — except for the time 
that I got a car for Christmas, and the 
time I got an A in chemistry, and the 
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Black artists piece together quilts 



By Claudine Vaughan 

Staff Writer 

What comes to mind when a quilt is 
mentioned? Scraps of material sewn to- 
gether? Bed covering? Why not Afro- 
American art? "Who'd a Thought It: Im- 
provisation In African-American Quilt- 
making," on display now at the Mead- 
ows Museum, illustrates the improvisa- 
tional quality of Afro-American quilt- 
making — the off-beat sense of movement 
which allows for individual expression in 
this art form. 



"[The exhibit is] "bringing 

fugitive art back home to 

Louisiana." 

-Dr. John Michael Vlach 



The roots of Afro-American quiltmak- 
ing are found in African culture. With 
this in mind, these quilts are unlike other 
American or European quilts. Among 
other things Afro-American quilts are 
characterized by random arrangements, 
bright contrasting colors, large design 
elements and multiple patterning which 
combine form and cultural statements. 

The quilts produced within the Afro- 
American tradition were not originally 
made for public viewing. Judy God- 
frey, program director for the museum, 
says, "This type of art has not been rec- 



ognized until the last decade. Afro- 
American quilts were made for home use 
and were never exposed to the public. 
This is the first time that many of these 
quilts have been seen outside the home." 
This exhibition is organized by the San 
Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum 
featuring 26 quilts, accompanied by 
photographs of the artists. The showing 
begins its two-year traveling venue at the 
Meadows Museum. 

According to Dr. John Michael 
Vlach, an African- American scholar, the 
exhibit is "bringing fugitive art back 
home to Louisiana." Some of the quilts 
were selected from the local community 
to emphasize the broad range of Afro- 
American quilting styles. 

Afro-American quilting's major differ- 
ence from Anglo-American quilting is 
that the Anglo-American quilter prefers 
ordered, precise patterns, whereas the 
Afro- American quilter draws from a dif- 
ferent heritage which encourages varia- 
tion. 

Willard Cooper, curator of Mead- 
ows Museum, says, "I think this is re- 
markable." The project is funded in part 
by grants from the Louisiana Endow- 
ment for the Humanities and the Shreve- 
port Regional Arts Council. 

The quilts will be on display through 
March 12. There is a schedule of events 
which will take place during the show- 
ing; all are open to the public and free of 
charge. Museum hours are 1 p.m. to 5 
p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 2 p.m. 
to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. C.P. 
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Twilight glimmers 



By Erica Johnson 

Staff Writer 

The Winter Twilight Concert Series 
sponsored by Hurley School of Music 
premiered Tuesday, Jan. 10. The con- 
certs, which have been referred to as "a 
musical happy hour," are open to the 
public free of charge. The concerts on 
five successive Tuesdays are held in 
Brown Memorial Chapel from 5:15 to 
6:00 p.m. 

Professor William Teague explained 
that the concerts are meant to provide 
something different and entertaining for 
Centenary students, faculty and the 
community to all enjoy. "The concerts 
are real fun — not heavy — just light, fun 
music," Teague said. 

"They are very informal and give us a 
chance to perform some music that we 
couldn't play just anywhere. It's the sort 
of thing you don't get a chance to listen 
to very often. It's fun for us to play and 
for the audience to listen to," he said. 

The first two concerts featured Teague, 
Dr. Rick Rowell and Ronald Dean, 
associate professor of organ. 

Rowell attended Wheaton College 
Conservatory and received his bachelor's 
and master's degrees in music from Illi- 
nois State University. He earned his 
doctorate from the University of Arizona. 
Rowell presently serves as the principal 
trumpet for both the Shreveport and 
Longview Symphony Orchestras and the 
Shreveport Brass Quintet. 

Rowell has appeared as a soloist in 
churches and is active as a teacher and 
clinician. Rowell teaches applied brasses 
at Centenary in addition to classroom and 
ensemble assignments. 

Dean heads the theory department at 
Hurley. He received his bachelor's degree 



from Williams College, Williamstown, 
Mass., and his master's from the 
University of Michigan. Before joining 
the Centenary faculty, Dean taught at the 
University of Texas at Austin. Dean is 
organist and choir master at St. Paul's 
Church. He performed a solo organ con- 
cert last Tuesday. 

Teague is well-known to music lovers 
through his long association as a mem- 
ber of the faculty at Centenary and as 
choir master and organist at Saint Mark's 
Episcopal Church for 39 years. Teague 
attended Southern Methodist University 
and Curtis Institute of Music at 
Philadelphia. He teaches a variety of 
music courses at Centenary and serves as 
the college organist. 

Teague was one of the founders of the 
Baroque Artists of Shreveport, and he is 
conductor of the Masters Chorus of 
Shreveport. Teague will perform two 
solo programs beginning this Tuesday 
when he will perform organ music using 
dance forms. His program includes a 
wide variety of music from Haydn to 
rumba. 

Part of the concert series will be a 
family effort with Chandler Teague 
performing with his father. Chandler also 
teaches music at Centenary. He is tim- 
panist with both the Shreveport and 
Longview Symphonies. He is also prin- 
cipal percussionist in the Shreveport 
Symphony. Chandler graduated from 
Centenary and then attended Washington 
University at Sl Louis and the St. Louis 
Conservatory. 

Three concerts remain in the series. 
They will all be held at the same place 
and time as the first two. Jan. 24 and 
Jan. 31 will be solo conceits by William 
Teague, and Feb. 7 will feature both 
William and Chandler and Teague. CP 
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Rock V Roll takes its Toll 



Social politics in music has been 
prevalent from the songs of Bob Dylan 
to Tracy Chapman to U2, and such is 
true with the new album by The Toll. 
Recorded in Bearsville, New York, "The 
Price of Progression" is at best an aver- 
age attempt to further this tradition. 




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MARTINA L 
MOORE 



When presented with integrity, social 
issues deserve a place in such forms of 
art, but such is not so with this album. 
"The Price of Progression" at times 
sounds like a cross between U2 and The 
Violent Femmes, but as tempting as 
this combination may sound, The Toll 
are frankly hard tojake seriously. 

How can you trust a band that starts 
out with a song called "Jazz Clone 
Clown?" Many of the guitar riffs are 
very similar to the newer U2 sound. A 
better song, "Jonathan Toledo," has this 
imitative sound and even a soulful narra- 
tive, but it too is overdone. 

Rather than invoking a feeling of con- 
cern or anger, as do the works of Chap- 
man and others, many of the songs are 
silly. Some lyrics "stand out" too much 
making them sound pretentious. 

Overall, the albur has little merit, and 
your money could definitely be spent on 




According to Tina Moore, so., the money a student spends buying the Toll's new album, would be better spent on a date. 



the more worthwhile albums on the 
market right now. 

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the 
month of January is almost over, but 
you still have time to catch a lot of great 
music. 

At Shooter's tonight, Dash Rip 
Rock will be back in Shreveport. If you 
miss them though, you will be able to 
catch the show again in February. On 
Jan. 27 the Insatiables will be per- 



forming at Centenary's Mardi Gras Ball 
and again at Shooter's on the Jan. 28. 
Also on Jan. 27, the Bluebirds will be 
playing at Shooter's. 

Probably one of the most exciting de- 
velopments for February, though, is the 
return of the Harsh Realities. Yes, 
Brian Sivils will be fronting a differ- 
ent group of musicians including the 
former drummer for The Extreme, 
Adam Hamilton, and Dan "Daddy- 



O" Fullerton on bass. 

As far as vinyl goes, Jan. 10 saw the 
release of the new Violent Femmes 
album "3" and the newest Lou Reed 
album "New York." On Jan. 31 the first 
two Lloyd Cole and the Commo- 
tions albums will be re-issued, and on 
Feb. 13 Green On Red will release 
their latest album "Here Come The 
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John Csonka: Dilettante 



By John R. Bush 

Staff Writer 



CSONKA BIO 

Birthday: May 6, 1969 

Born: Woodstock, 
New York 

High School: Loyola 
College Prep 

Languages: English, 
Latin and Spanish 

Major: English 

Ambitions: Museum 
management 

Self Description: 
Workaholic 

Political Beliefs: Anti- 
abortion, pro capital 
punishment, anti-welfare 



His quest is to save the beautiful and 
noble queen from her captors, King 
Tyrant and his evil Warlords. As the 
battle rages, the silver ball blazes 
through winding tunnels and across the 
battleground, setting off flashes of multi- 
colored lights and computerized gunfire. 

Although the game is pinball to most 
players, John Csonka prefers to think 
of it as the Zen test. "It's something that 
is near and dear to me," says the 19-year- 
old junior. "I try to play at least once a 
day. It's a juvenile outlet that has abso- 
lutely nothing to do with anything else 
we do." 

When not responding to the Zen chal- 
lenge in the SUB with senior Jason 
Hubbard, Csonka can most likely be 
found in the slide library where he works 
as head librarian — "it's just more work, 
not more money." Csonka is also a sec- 
tion editor for the yearbook, and a mem- 
ber of Sigma Tau Delta. 

Csonka was born May 6, 1969, in 
Woodstock, New York, to a Canadian- 




Irish mother and a " 100 percent Hungar- 
ian" father. 

Among Csonka's Hungarian ancestors 
is his great-grandfather who Csonka 
claims invented the carburetor for a 
Swedish company looking to improve 
the kerosene engine. Csonka also claims 
that his great-grandfather was the first to 
mass-produce automobiles in Hungary. 

Because of his great-grandfather's con- 
tributions, Csonka says that 1990 is the 
year of Csonka in communist Hungary, 
"which would make him turn over in his 
grave; he was a very devout capitalist." 

Csonka credits his father with having 
the greatest influence in his life. "He is 
very reasonable and practical. He's a good 
guide as to things you need to get done 
before its too late. He's very supportive." 

"I think everyone should be able to 
play a musical instrument and speak a 
foreign language." That is how Csonka 
describes his approach to education. 

In working to fulfill that philosophy, 
Csonka is studying Latin and Spanish 
and wants to learn to play an instrument: 
"probably the easiest one there is — the 
spoons." 

Csonka says that by majoring in En- 
glish, he hopes to gain the fullest under- 
standing of his native language. His love 
for literature is another reason for the 
English major. 

Through his college education, Csonka 
is working to "get into museum man- 
agement, although I don't want to for- 
sake my other interests ... I wanted a 
business minor with an English majo , 
but I was not willing to give up Spanish 
and Latin. I'd love to be a professional 
student, but I don't have the funds." 

After earning his undergraduate degree, 
Csonka plans to pursue a graduate degree 
in "art history, art management or En- 
glish." 

When asked to describe himself, 
Csonka said, "I like foreign languages, 
art, literature, the Beatles and the Beat- 
les — twice because mat is really impor- 
tant." An unusual habit he claims is 
"sitting in the dark doing absolutely 
nothing — except blinking occasionally — 
just thinking or sometimes just shutting 
my mind off completely." 

Csonka says the things that distinguish 
him from other Centenary students in- 



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elude being "the only person that drives a 
1980 tan Dodge Aspen," being "the only 
upper-level Latin student" and "unlike 
other Latin students, I really like Latin." 

After considerable thought, Csonka 
said, "I really don't think about myself 
all that often, so I have to think when 
people ask me about myself." 

Csonka says that if he were going to 
reform himself, he would "quit drinking, 
quit eating meat altogether and do some- 
thing like change my major to an applied 
science." 

Csonka's literary tastes range from the 
classical to the cult. "I love 'Moby- 
Dick,' but I don't like Melville as 
much as Jonathon Swift's 'Gulliver's 
Travels."' Another favorite book is 



Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and 
Loathing in Las Vegas," of which he 
would like to see a movie version. 

In art, Csonka favors Mannerism — "the 
evolution of Renaissance, pre-baroque, 
considered part of the Renaissance's later 
period." He describes Mannerism as 
incorporating religious themes, empha- 
sizing major figures with light and size. 

Of the things he's never done, Csonka 
says, "I've always wanted to skydive and 
learn how to fly." He hopes to visit Eu- 
rope during May Module. 

When considering the label of 
"renaissance man," Csonka says, "Well, 
I'm taking one philosophy course." He 
admits to being "well-rounded in the lib- 
eral arts," but "scientifically-minded I'm 
not." 



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LAST DAY TO ADD/CHANGE 

The last day to add classes or 
change grade status is tomorrow, 
Jan. 20. Forms can be obtained at 
the registrar's office and must be 
turned into the dean of the college. 

MARDI GRAS BALL This is 
your chance to get in on some 
good Mardi Gras fun. Come to the 
dance in costume at the Progres- 
sive Men's Club on Jan. 27 from 9 
p.m. to 1 a.m., and kick up your 
heels to the Insatiables. 

MSM Centenary's Methodist 
Student Movement holds its 
meetings every Thursday in Kil- 
patrick Auditorium from 5 p.m. to 
6:30 p.m. Steeple worship is 
every Wednesday at 10 p.m. in 
Brown Chapel. 

PEGASUS CONTEST Pegasus 
is sponsoring a literature and art 
contest for Centenary students 
only. First place ($25) and second 
place ($10) cash prizes will be 
awarded in four categories: po- 
etry, fiction, non-fiction and art. 
All entries must be submitted to 
Pegasus, Box 130, Campus Mail, 
by Feb. 17. Winners will be 
announced and awarded in the 
SUB on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. 

SENIOR TEST DATES Regis- 
tration for the GRE closes March 
1 for the April 8 test and May 1 
for the June 3 test. 

SCHOLARSHIP DAY On Jan. 
27, high school seniors applying 
for scholarships from Centenary 
will be on campus to visit and to 
compete with others for scholar- 
ships. Hosts are still needed to 
house these students. If you are 
interested contact Joy Jeffers at 
869-5110. 



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MAGALE LIBRARY There is a 
photography show entitled "Entres 
Amis" featuring the Canadian and 
United States Border. 

MEADOWS MUSEUM For 

quilt lovers and CP students there 



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"Orchestral Odyssey," which features American "shaker music" 
is the third concert in the Shreveport Symphony's Discovery 
series. It is tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist 
Church. The concert will be conducted by Associate Conductor 
Kermit Poling and will feature the Shreveport Symphony 
Chamber Orchestra in a program spanning three centuries, with 
music by Franz Haydn, Aaron Copland and John Adams. 

Aaron Copland's music for "Appalachian Spring" is the most 
familiar and well-known work on the program. Composed as a 
ballet in 1944 this music is famous for the hauntingly beautiful 
shaker hymn tune, "Tis a Gift to be Simple." 

John Adams' 1978 composition, "Shaker Loops," also draws on 
the musical tradition of the Shakers. The early American reli- 
gious community known as Shakers produced a great number of 
hymns which have now become part of traditional American 
music. Adam uses a number of these hymn tunes in fashioning 
his work. Scored for the strings of the orchestra, "Shaker 
Loops" further features a "shaking" motion, or tremolo, by the 
string instruments. 

The program will be rounded out with Symphony #49 in F 
minor, "La Passione," by Haydn. 

Call the Symphony office at 869-2559 for more information. 

Martha Stuckey 

Clipboard Editor 



is a showing of Afro- American 
quilts at Meadows Museum 
entitled "Who Would Have 
Thought of Improvisation in Afro- 
American Quilt Making." The 
quilts will be on display until 
March 12. CP Credit. 

TURNER ART CENTER 

Opening the new year at the 
Turner Art Center are still lifes, 
landscapes and figurative paint- 
ings by Denise Presnell-Weidner 
of Shreveport, which will be on 
display until Feb. 4. Presnell- 
Weidner is an assistant professor 
ofartatLSUS. 



MUSIGl 



GEORGE STRAIT Popular 
country music singer George 
Strait will be in town on Jan. 28 at 
the Hirsch Coliseum. For more 
information contact the Louisiana 
State Fairgrounds Box Office. 

MAJESTY OF MAHLER The 

Shreveport Symphony will present 
a Mahler concert as part of its 
Masterworks Series on Jan. 28 and 
29 and 8 p.m. 

"ORCHESTRAL ODYSSEY" 

The third concert in the Shreve- 



port Symphony's Discovery 
Series is scheduled for tonight at 
7:30 p.m. in the Unitarian Univer- 
salist Church. 

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR The 

choir from Vienna will be coming 
to Shreveport for a performance at 
the Strand on Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. 
For more information contact the 
Strand Box Office. 

WINTER TWILIGHT MUSIC 
SERIES The Hurley School of 
Music is presenting a musical 
happy hour on Tuesdays from 
5:15 to 6 p.m. until Feb. 7. Partici- 
pating artists are William Teague, 
Rick Rowell, Ronald Dean and 
Chandler Teague. No admission 
will be charged. 



THEATRE 



MAJORIE LYONS PLAY- 
HOUSE Rehearsals are under- 
way for the next production at 
Marjorie Lyons Playhouse. "Tar- 
tuffe," by Moliere, opens at the 
playhouse on Feb. 9. Students and 
faculty are reminded that they can 
reserve free tickets by calling the 
Marjorie Lyons Box Office at 
869-5242. 

SHREVEPORT LITTLE THE- 
ATRE The Shreveport Little 
Theatre is running its production 
of "Social Security" tonight, 
Friday, Jan. 20 and Saturday, Jan. 
21 at 8 p.m. This is the last chance 
to go to the Shreveport Little 
Theatre at its present site. 



FILMS 



CENTENARY FILM 
SOCIETY 

Jan. 24 Tampopo 
Jan. 26 Tampopo 
Jan. 31 Caravaggio 
Feb. 2 Caravaggio 



Clipboard is The Conglomerate's entertain- 
ment calendar and schedule of campus events. 
All submissions should be turned in or sent to the 
Postscripts Editor in the Conglomerate office on 
or before the Friday preceding publication. The 
address is P. O. Box 41 188, Centenary College, 
Shreveport, LA, 71104. 

The list of Cultural Perspectives is not com- 
plete. Check signs posted on campus or with Dr. 
Bettinger for a complete list. 



News: Regean leaves 
students legacy... p. 4 



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Editorials: Students 
debate policy... p. 7 



Postscripts: Mardi Gras 
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Centenary College of Louisiana Vol. 83, No. 8 



February 2, 1989 



College Press Service 



College hosts cultural conference 



By Tonia Norman 

Staff Writer 

The fourteenth annual meeting of the 
South Central Society for Eighteenth 
Century Studies will be held Feb. 16-18 
at the Sheraton Pierremont Hotel in 
Shreveport. Dr. Lee Morgan, Brown 
Professor of English and president of the 
society, will host the group's meeting 
this year at Centenary. 

The annual meeting, brings together 
members from all aspects of academe 
from Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Okla- 
homa, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arizona 
and other states, and from around the 
world, and according to Morgan, will 
feature seminars on all phases of 18th- 
century life and culture including, litera- 
ture, art, history, music, science, poli- 
tics, economics, religion and recreation, 

Each seminar session is made up of 
selected papers and is chaired by mem- 
bers of the society who compile and se- 



lect the papers to be presented at the 
conference. 

Morgan, John Bailey, instructor of 
English, Dr. David Havird, Dr. 
Katherine Fell, assistant professor of 
English, and Dr. David Havird, assis- 
tant professor of English, will each chair 
one of the twenty-three seminars to be 
given during the three days of the 
conference. 

Some of the seminar topics will be 
"Harlot, Victim, Sadist, Pimp: Women's 
Sexual Power and the Limits of Laugh- 
ter," "Are There Any Feminists in the 
Hall?," "Gardens of Love in Eighteenth- 
Century French Poetry" and "How the 
Johnson Biographers Compete with 
Boswell," just to name a few. 

Bailey will present a paper entitled 
"The Constraint of Survival: The Negli- 
gible Impact of Immigrant Culture in 
Eighteenth-Century American Society." 

Dr. Albrecht Strauss, will give the 
plenary address. Strauss is a professor of 
English at the University of North 



Carter visits campus 



By Stacey Wilson 

Staff Writer 

Former State Department spokesman 
and Assistant Secretary of State for Pub- 
lic Affairs Hodding Carter III, spoke 
at this morning's convocation at 11:10 
a.m. in Smith Auditorium. Carter will 
discuss "Life After the Reagan Era." 

Carter will also be in Hurley Audito- 
rium tonight at 7 p.m. to discuss racial 
relations and the local media's coverage 
of racial tension in Shreveport. He will 
serve as a moderator for a panel of local 
Politicians, activists and local television, 
newspaper and radio representatives. 

Born in Greenville, Miss., Carter grew 
U P in a liberal Southern family. His fa- 
ther, known as "Big Hodding" supported 
c ivil rights issues in his newspaper, the 
Delta Democrat-Times in Mississippi. 
Such expression earned him a national 
re Putation and a Pulitzer Prize. 

Carter attended Princeton, graduating 
s umma cum laude in 1957 with a degree 
In international affairs. He later returned 
to Mississippi to work for the family 
ne ^vspaper. 

Carter then moved to Atlanta to work 
0r former president Jimmy Carter's 

y76 campaign, and after the presidential 
^' c ction, Carter became Assistant Secre- 
cy of State for Public Affairs. 



It wasn't until 1979 that Carter gained 
national recognition. When Iran seized 
the American embassy in Tehran, hold- 
ing many Americans captive, Carter be- 
came the State Department spokesman 
during the crisis. For eight months, 
Carter appeared on television every 
night, answering questions from the 
press. His honesty earned him trust and 
respect. 

During the hostage crisis, Newsweek 
said of him, "The reporters trust Carter, 
because, they say, he never misleads 
them, he does not inject his own philos- 
ophy into the briefings and he refuses to 
speculate." 

Time said, "Reporters admire the way 
Carter frankly admits it when he either 
does not know something or simply does 
not want to answer a question." 

William Beecher of the Boston 
Globe said he believes Carter's job as a 
foreign-policy spokesman was the best 
he'd ever seen. 

After resigning from the State Depart- 
ment, Carter took a job as host of a PBS 
scries, "Inside Story." The show criti- 
cally examined how the media report the 
news. 

Currently, Carter lives in Washington, 
D.C. His TV production company Main 
Stream has earned him four Emmy 
awards. 



Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-editor of 
portions of the Yale Edition of The 
Works of Samuel Johnson. Strauss is 
the son of the late Dr. Bruno Strauss, 
who was professor of German and his- 
tory at Centenary from 1934 to 1964. 

Papers will be presented by representa- 
tive professors of prestigious colleges 
and universities such as the University of 
Arkansas, Brigham Young University, 
Louisiana State University at Baton 
Rouge, George Washington University, 
Texas Tech University, Arizona State 
University, the University of Notre 
Dame and Boston University. 

Morgan said that the college is expect- 
ing about 100 people to attend the con- 
ference later this month. 

Conference participants will be able to 
see as well as hear other aspects of the 
eighteenth century at the Hurley School 
of Music, the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse 
and the Meadows Museum. 

Horace English, professor of mu- 



sic, and Gale Odom, assistant profes- 
sor of voice will perform Pergolesi's 
comic opera "La Serva Padrona." 

In addition, Centenary's artist-in-resi- 
dence, Constance Carroll, will per- 
form Mozart's piano concerto in D mi- 
nor. 

Conference attendants will also attend a 
private performance of "Tartuffe"; a play 
that looks at religious hypocrites and the 
effect that they have on the gullible. 
"Tartuffe", will be presented by the 
Rivertowne Players. 

An exhibit of 18th-century art will be 
shown at the Meadows Museum along 
with 18th-century books from the private 
collection of Centenary alumnus James 
A. Noel. 

The conference is open to anyone 
interested. The registration fee is $25.00. 
For further information contact Patty 
Roberts, secretary to the English 
department, at 307 in Jackson Hall, or 
call 869-5254. 




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2 THE CONGLOMERATE, FEBRUARY 2, 1989 




College honors new British Studies at 
Teacher of the Year Oxford deadline 



Dr. David Throgmorton, associate 
professor of sociology at Centenary 
College, has been elected Centenary's 
Oustanding Teacher for 1988-89 and will 
be honored at the college's annual 
Awards Banquet Friday, Feb. 24, the first 
event of Homecoming Weekend. 

A member of the Centenary faculty 
since 1981, Dr. ►Throgmorton earned his 
bachelor's degree at the University of 
Wyoming and his masters and Ph.D 
degrees at the University of Illinois at 
Urbana, where he also served on the 
faculty. 

In the fall of 1987, Dr. Throgmorton 
taught as a visiting professor of 
American studies at the University of 
Aarhus, Denmark. 

The Awards Banquet is open to all 
alumni and friends of the honorees, and 
tickets are available by calling the Office 
of Alumni Relations at Centenary, 869- 
5151. The dinner, to be held Friday, Feb. 
24, at Barksdale Air Force Base Officers 
Club, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a 
social hour. 



Poetry contest 
offers cash prizes 

The National College Poetry Contest, 
Spring Concours, 1989, is offering $250 
in cash and book prizes and free printing 
for all accepted poems in the ACP 
Anthology. The forthcoming ACP 
Anthology will be the 28th Edition since 
it was first published in 1975. 

The deadline is March 31, and there is 
an initial $3 registration fee for the first 
entry and a fee of $1 for each additional 
poem. All entries must be postmarked 
not later than the above deadline and fees 
paid by cash, check, or money order, to 
International Publications P.O. Box 
44044-L Los Angles, Cal., 90044. 



Seniors need to size 
up for graduation 

Jim McKellar, director of student 
activities, asks that seniors who have not 
yet come by his office to be measured for 
their caps and gowns do so immediately. 
McKellar's office is located on the first 
floor of the student union building beside 
the stage, and his phone number is 869- 
5266. 



Senior adults can 
register for spring 

Kilpatrick Auditorium in the R.E. 
Smith Building at Centenary College 
will be the site of registration Tuesday, 
Feb. 7, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for 
classes in the Senior Adult Education 
Program at Centenary. A complete list 
of spring classes is available from Kay 
Lee, director of the Senior Adult 
Education Program. For more 
information call 869-5115. 



Any students interested in British 
Studies at Oxford this summer who have 
not yet applied must see Dr. Lee 
Morgan as soon as possible in 307D 
Jackson Hall. It's not too late to sign up, 
but to get first preferences in courses, 
applicants should act now. 



Red Lobster 
sponsors 10K race 

The seventh annual Red Lobster 10K 
Classic will be held in Orlando, Fla. on 
Saturday, March 11. More than $64,500 
in prize money is up for grabs, including 
cash awards of $7,500 for first place in 
the men's and women's divisions, plus a 
total of $55,000 in bonus money. 

For more information call John 
Hughes at 1-800-252-RL10. Entry 
forms can be obtained by calling Hughes 
or writing to The Track Shack, 1322 N. 
Mills Avenue, Orlando, Fla., 32803. 

Essay can win full 
French scholarship 

A year's scholarship for study in France 
is waiting for some undergraduate student 
in a Louisiana college or university. 

This prize will be given for the best 
essay, written in French, on a topic 
specified by the Louisiana Committee on 
the French Revolution. 

This is the committee's first announced 
event of the year-long observance of the 
French Revolution bicentennial in 
Louisiana, celebrating the unique rela- 
tionship of this state to France. 

The French government will pick up 
the tab for the winning student's tuition, 
board and room, and overseas transporta- 
tion will be provided by Air France. 

A winning esay written in English will 
earn a weekend at the Intercontinental 
Hotel in New Orleans, including dinner 
with the French Consul-General. 

The topics to be chosen from are " The 
Enlightenment and the French Revolu- 
tion," "The Declaration of the Rights of 
Man and the Citizen," and 
"Revolutionary Developments of 1789." 

Essays must be typed, double-spaced 
and 12 to 15 pages long; printed sources 
must be properly cited; it must reach the 
Louisiana Committee on the French 
Revolution office, 320 Riverside Mall, 
Suite 104, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 
70801, no later than April 7; finalists 
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Rumors ventilate basement 



By Karen Townsend 
and Erica Johnson 

Contrary to hearsay, the only thing 
floating around the library basement 
hallways and classrooms is fresh air — 
and a lot of rumors. 

Questions were raised about the air 
systems in the library last semester when 
problems with circulation and tempera- 
ture control became obvious. After some 
library staff complained of sinus trou- 
bles, the air ducts were cleaned out 

The local company hired to complete 
the job dislodged a jot of mold in the air 
ducts. Most of the mold was vacuumed 
out, but some may still remain. Dr. Ed 



Leack, chairman and associate professor 
of biology, examined several cultures of 
the mold and found it was a form of 
fungi called Fungus Penicillium. 

"The Fungus Penicillium was found in 
the upstairs library last semester. Al- 
though it is potentially allergenic, it is 
not harmful to be exposed to, " said 
Leuck. 

Some professors were concerned that 
the fungus had migrated into the base- 
ment. As a result, several professors 
moved their offices and classes 
temporarily. But, not all offices and 
classes were moved. According to Dr. 
Alton Hancock, professor of history 
and Dr. Sam Shepherd, chairman and 



"The Fungus Penicillium 
was found in the upstairs 
library last semester. 
Although it is potentially 
allergenic, it is not 
harmful to be exposed 
to." 
- Dr. Ed Leuck 



associate professor of history and 
political science, the option of moving 



to another building was up to the 
individual professors. 

Students with classes still being held 
in the basement should not be concerned. 
"I took cultures from room 07 and the 
hallway by the air ducts from the base- 
ment and compared them to samples 
taken from Mickle Hall and Dean 
Gwin's office. I found the air in the 
basement to be as clean as the air in 
Mickle and Dean Gwin's office," Leuck 
said. 



see "Rumors" page 5 



Phone system secures campus 



By Carla Madison 

Staff Writer 

In order to better serve and protect 
Centenary students, the security person- 
nel now carry telephones instead of 
beepers. To reach an officer on duty, all 
students have to do is dial 5000. 

The units, purchased at about $700 
each, were paid for out of the security 
department's budget. 

The two rechargeable telephone units 
are operated in the same way that regular 
phones operate. The officer hears a tone, 
signaling to him that there is an 
incoming call. After answering, the 
officer can communicate with the caller 
by pressing a button and transmitting his 
message. He cannot hear anything from 
his caller while he is speaking. 

Tony Vaitkus, chief security officer, 
said, "We have had need for the past two 
years for two-way communication be- 
tween officers at night. We run across 
something where we need the other offi- 
cer, we have to then go find a phone in 
an office." This sometimes means open- 
ing locked buildings to find a phone. 
Now officers can call each other directly. 

Officer Willy Harris said "I think 
this is the best thing to happen to Cen- 
tenary. We can find out what the stu- 
dent's question is and talk to the other 



officers without (using) the beeper and 
having to find a phone." 

The telephones can pick up messages 
from anywhere on campus. Calls have 
been received from Baton Rouge and 
north of Arkansas. These calls were 
dialed into a campus phone and 
transferred to the mobile units. 

Officers explain that it is not necessary 
to speak loudly when calling an officer 
because the speaker automatically 
amplifies the caller's voice. 

Another reason to speak at normal 
volume is because the phone has a 
speaker and not a handset, and others can 
hear your conversation; a potentially 
dangerous situation could arise, for in- 
stance, if the wrong person heard that 
someone was locked out of his or her car 
and needed to meet the officer in the 
parking lot. 

The time limit on the new units is 
about three and a half minutes, after 
which they will automatically hang up. 
If you do not get an answer, try again; 
the officer may be unable to hear the 
signal if he is in a noisy area. 

Twyla Robinson, freshman, feels 
safer with the new phones. "Instead of 
depending on a secretary who delivers the 
message when it is convenient, I can 
send my message straight to him," 
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4 THE CONGLOMERATE. FEBRUARY 2. 1989 



Liberal arts varies curricula 



Editor's Note: This is the second of 
a six part series studying the worth of a 
liberal arts education. 

By Shelly Thomas 

Staff Writer 

What is the difference between a liberal 
arts education and that earned at a 
university, community or junior college, 
upper level institution, state college or 
university, or a vocational education? 

According to American Universities 
and Colleges, the lines dividing the cate- 
gories are vague. 

The source notes that the difference be- 
tween universities and other institutions 
of higher learning is that "a university is 
often identified as an institution offering 
doctoral programs in a variety of fields." 
It also notes that a university typically 
contains "an undergraduate college and a 
cluster of graduate and professional 
schools." 

This book also suggests that due to the 
quantity and value of the research and 
scholarship that occurs at universities, 
the university has a distinct impact on 
higher education. 

"The distinction between the university 
and the liberal arts colleges is not always 
clear because many of the present 
universities (Harvard, Columbia and 
Yale, for example) began as liberal arts 
colleges and continue to place great em- 



phasis on the undergraduate college 
within the university," further notes 
American Universities and Colleges. 

When noting the liberal arts back- 
ground and its emphasis on the under- 
graduate, the source suggests the nature 
of liberal arts colleges: the general 
education of the undergraduate. 

According to the Encyclopedia Britan- 
nica, a liberal arts education used to con- 
note the study of the trivium (grammar, 
rhetoric, and logic) and the quadrivium 
(geometry arithmetic, music and astron- 
omy). In recent times, it notes, 
"Sometimes the liberal arts curriculum is 
described as comprehending study of the 
three main branches of knowledge: the 
humanities, the physical and biological 
sciences and mathematics, and the social 
sciences." 

Centenary College of Louisiana is such 
a liberal arts college. 

Freshman Mary Wimberly says that 
a liberal arts education "gives a broad 
range of learning. You arc exposed to 
everything." 

Marianna Pipes, junior, notes, 
"Core classes give you a variety of 
classes in a lot of different areas." She 
also added that this might help someone 
pick a major. 

Freshman Leon Miller says, "I 
wasn't sure what I was going to do." He 
notes that he came to a liberal arts col- 



lege because the curriculum was so 
broad, unlike a technical school. 

Sherry Gillis, junior, says "I like 
the cultural background. My interests are 
the arts, and I get a strong background in 
that here." She added, however, "I do re- 
sent having to take courses that will set 
me back." 

Dr. Joseph Mitchell, instructor of 
education, notes that a liberal arts educa- 
tion "enhances what we already feel as 
educators is important." He added that the 
idea in education is to create versatile and 
knowledgeable people. In doing so, he 
says, "The trend is now to go to subject 
matter courses versus education courses." 

Mitchell also notes that the education 
received at an institution other than lib- 
eral arts is more structures and oriented 
towards one area of study. 

Transfer and terminal curricula are the 
basic two-year programs offered at a 
community college or a junior college. 
American Universities and Colleges says 
that the transfer curricula "enables the 
student to take in his or her own com- 
munity the first two years of work lead- 
ing to the bachelor's degree, thereby re- 
ducing educational costs." 

This source also says that the terminal 
curricula lead to the Associate in Arts or 
Associate in Science degree, which indi- 
cates the student has completed a unit of 
recognized academic work. 

Upper level institutions are those that 



are "solely for students who have com- 
pleted the first two years of college 
study, and in some instances offer gradu- 
ate programs as well." An example of 
this type of institution is University of 
Houston at Clear Lake City. 

American Universities and Colleges 
further says that "state colleges and uni- 
versities offer comprehensive programs 
attuned to the needs of their states." An 
example of this type of institution is a 
teachers college. 

"Within universities, especially land- 
grant universities, vocational education 
programs are designed to combine gen- 
eral education and training in such areas 
as agriculture, trade and industry," ac- 
cording to American Universities and 
Colleges. 

Vocational education programs also 
exist outside of the academic commu- 
nity. These are generally federally-funded 
programs intended to help workers dis- 
placed by changing technology. 

Despite these differences, vocational 
education is education that is directed at 
teaching people specific skills. 

Many of these programs overlap and 
many institutions offer more than one 
category of higher learning. 

For example, Louisiana State Univer- 
sity is a good example of the classical 
definition of a university, although, it 
contains several community colleges and 
an honors program which is oriented to- 
ward a liberal arts education. 



Experts analyze educational policies 



By Mickey 

Staff Writer 



Parker 



In the wake of the Reagan presidency, 
experts are analyzing the effects of his 
era on the higher education. 

Just as the administration charged the 
federal budgets, the executive department 
expected students to charge their higher 
educational expenses. The outstanding 
mark of the Reagan legacy on federal 
college aid is the shift from grants to 
loans. Whereas in the mid-1970s, 80 
percent of federal aid was in grants, in 
1987-88 only 47 percent of the aid was 
in the form of grants. 

A Reagan Education Department 



spokesman, Ronald Kimberly, 

claims that the growth of federal loans to 
students was the result of the Carter 
years, pointing to the increase of gov- 
ernment college loans from 1.9 billion 
in 1978 to 7.8 billion in 1981. 

Many experts fear that the expectations 
for students to take on large debt could 
scare them away from lower paying ca- 
reer fields that are Critical to society such 
as teaching and social work. The reason- 
ing is that the pay available in these 
fields could not both support the student 
and repay the loan. 

Regarding this, the president of the 
student association of New York, Ar- 
lette Slackmayleder, said, "Students 



know that they are going to graduate 
with large debts, and that affects what 
classes they pick, what majors they 
pick.and what jobs they select when they 
graduate." 

Some go so far as to suggest that 
many prospective students are not going 
to college because they can not assume 
the debt involved. 

Many critics charge that too many stu- 
dents default on government loans. In 
1983 faulty loans cost the federal gov- 
ernment 530 million dollars, while in 
1988 the expense was 1.6 billion dollars. 
Many feel that the cost to cover these 
faulty loans will cut into future college 
aid. 

On campus, Steve Weddle, a fresh- 



man planning a career in education, said 
concerning repaying student loans, "It 
doesn't bother me. It is my option to pay 
it back. It's like going to college on a 
Sears card." 

Regarding other effects of the Reagan 
presidency on education, many like Rea- 
gan's first Secretary of Education, Ter- 
rel Bell, said that Reagan had an 
"announced intention to decrease 
expenditures" on education, but he 
admitted that Reagan's attempts to cut 
some programs "never materialized." 



see "Experts" page 5 



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Court from page 7 



were lenient, defendants would be faced 
with a second chance in an academic 
community that is not likely to trust 
them. 

More specificity on the part of the 
court in informing the accused is unnec- 
essary. I do not write this on the basis of 
any theoretical argument. The informa- 
tion provided has shown itself to be suf- 
ficient, in my two years on the court, for 
defendants to adequately, and on occasion 
admirably, defend themselves. 

Perhaps the most worrying issue con- 



cerning the court is conviction of an ac- 
cused on the word of one witness. The 
article points out what is an apparent 
contradiction on this issue. 

The court is very reluctant to convict 
when there is only one witness. The fact 
that they are does not contradict Dr. 
Thomas, as the defendant is convicted on 
both the testimony of the witness and 
any other evidence, such as the exam or 
paper in question, not just on the basis 
of the one witness's testimony. The 
whole situation is examined. 

The assertion that two convictions in 
trials with only one witness "will likely 
continue to ignite such fear" is only true 



before it is realized the the conviction 
rate in this type of trial is extremely 
low, below that for other trials. 

One note may help demonstrate that 
the above safeguards work. Most of the 
seven cases in the 1987-88 school year 
were plagiarism, which tend to be well- 
documented and therefore relatively easily 
decided. 

This is in contrast to the variety of 
cheating cases that the court has heard 
this year in which the court was increas- 
ingly called upon to evaluate the testi- 
mony of witnesses. The result has been a 
plunge in the conviction rate, a sign that 
the procedures of the court are working. 



My final thought with reference to the 
court is another comparison. Under most 
other systems the student is confronted 
by a professor who is angry at the 
thought of someone cheating in his or 
her class. This is hardly likely to be as 
fair as a system in which five individuals 
who are not personally angry hear the 
case. 

The Honor Court does not protect all 
rights perfectly. It is better than the sys- 
tem elsewhere and maintains what I be- 
lieve to be the best balance between 
rights and the goals of no cheating and 
plagiarism. 

Luke Hyatt 

Senior, Shreveport, La. 



THE CONGLOMERATE. FEBRUARY 2. 1989 



Senate votes to absorb book's debt 



By Tricia Matthew 

Editor in Chief 

SGA Vice President Marc England, 

senior, invoked Letter B under the media 
section of the student senate's by-laws 
when the senate was again faced with the 
Yoncopin's $1,900 deficit at its Jan 24 
meeting. 

The by-law says, "In case of over ex- 
penditure by the media, not approved by 
the senate, a misconduct report may be 
written by the senate or the 
Communications Committee to refer the 
incident to the Judicial Referral Board." 

The Judicial Referral Board is a com- 
mittee composed of Dick Anders, dean 
of students, Kim Novak, senior chair- 
man of the judicial board, and Miles 
Hitchcock chairman of the Student- 
Faculty Discipline Committee. 

After the senate moved to refer the in- 
cident to the board, sophomore Senator 
David Fern moved that the senate pay 



"Experts" from page 4 



The administration did succeed in abol- 
ishing most direct aid to school libraries 
and housing. Education advocates com- 
plain about having to expend effort to 
defend current programs, when they could 
be utilizing their resources to expand 
into innovative educational opportunities 
such as recruiting minority students. 



"Rumors" from page 3 

If any fungi and bacteria still remain it 
would be in minor amounts in the base- 
ment offices, because they are directly 
under the air ducts, explained Leuck. 
Cultures from Shepherd's office were 
taken on Tuesday to see if any fungi and 
bacteria remain. Leuck said he should re- 
ceive the results from the cultures in a 
few days. 

Hancock commented that it is expected 
that the particles should be cleared out of 
the offices within a few days and antici- 
pates the return of classes to the library 
. basement sometime next week. 

While Hancock feels the problem has 
been taken care of, he also mentioned 
that the air quality and temperature con- 
trol can be improved even yet. He said 



"If there are any major 
health problems, you can 
be sure that students and 
faculty both would have 
been made aware..." 
- Dr. Alton Hancock 



this can be done by making minor ad- 
justments to the machinery, although he 
is not sure how soon this will be ac- 
complished. 

"After living in the library basement 
20 years, I wanted to know about the 
potential health problems too," Hancock 
commented. "However, if there are any 
major health problems you can be sure 
that students and faculty both would have 
been made aware and properly relocated." 



Josten's, the Yoncopin's publishing 
company, the unbudgeted $1,875.06. 

The senate then voted to wait for the 
referral board's decision before they paid 
any bills, but discovered at this 
Tuesday's meeting that Josten's charges 
one percent interest on the outstanding 
balance for every 30 days that the bill 
goes unpaid. 

The first bill for the Yoncopin is dated 
Dec. 20, 1988. 

SGA Treasurer Bill Carroll, senior, 
informed the senate of this policy and 
also told them that none of Josten's 
$12,000 bill had been paid. It was again 
moved that, in order to maintain good 
working relations with the publishing 
company, the senate pay the bill. 

The senate's sick call committee, 
headed by senior Senator Kayla My- 
ers, freshman Senator Steve Jones 
and Anders, showed significant progress 
when Highland Hospital's Larry Don- 
ner, director of physician development, 

To those planning to give their educa- 
tion bill to Uncle Sam, think again. Ac- 
cording to Gwendolyn Lewis of the 
College Board, the trend of loans instead 
of grants "will probably continue." But 
many education activist remain cau- 
tiously optimistic that the new adminis- 
tration, the administration headed by the 
man pledged to be the "education presi- 
dent" will be more open to educational 
concerns. 

The administration pledged to get the 



outlined the hospital's proposal to pro- 
vide the campus with a sick call service . 

Donner explained that the service 
would aid in early diagnosis of some of 
the basic illnesses that plague Centenary 
students. 

The doctors who will staff the infir- 
mary will be able to write prescriptions. 
Donner hopes that pharmaceuticals com- 
panies will stock the infirmary's 
medicine cabinet with samples so that 
students may sometimes be able to ob- 
tain medicine free of charge. 

Highland Hospital presently has several 
physicians who are willing to work in 
the clinic. They are also interested in the 
benefits that this practice might have for 
their younger physicians as they expose 
them to a new clientele. 

Donner pointed this out, saying, "Our 
interest here is not to make money off of 
the clinic. We want to expose our 
young family practitioners to a new 
market." 

federal government out of higher educa- 
tion. The Reagan team's plan was to cut 
education funding and to pass the burden 
to the states. The states were in no shape 
to accept these expenses as state funding 
for higher education dropped from 9.2 
percent of state budgets in 1981 to 8.1 
percent in 1988. Ultimately, students 
usually had to provide for this difference. 
While the administration wanted no 
part in the funding of higher learning, it 
sought quite avidly to dictate what was 



After inquires about the flexibility of 
the clinic, Donner explained that the 
physicians would be willing to work less 
in the summer, when there seem to be 
fewer illness on campus and more in the 
winter as flu season and other problems 
arise. 

Donner pointed this out saying, "Our 
interest here is not to make money off of 
the clinic. We want to expose our young 
family practitioners to a new market." 

The senate unanimously approved 
Donner's proposal. 

In other senate news, SGA President 
Janna Knight announced that 53 per- 
cent of the full-time undergraduate stu- 
dents were opposed to moving rush to 
the spring according to a poll taken by 
the Educational Policy Committee at 
registration. 

Also, the senate will appoint the elec- 
tions committee, entertainment commit- 
tee and forums chairmen after they return 
from Mardi Gras break. 

taught. Attempts were made to cut fund- 
ing to professors who were not 
ideologically in line with the New 
Rightist leadership of the Reagan 
Education Department and to stress the 
role of religion in the education system. 

Still claiming to be ridding colleges of 
the shackles of government, the Reagan 
education department failed to investigate 
over 300 cases of racial and sexual dis- 
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Responsibility is a virtue 

On any quiet Sunday afternoon at Centenary College, one might be 
pleased to find piles of discarded trash and bits of spoiling food 
scattered about the floor, pool tables and couches of the Moore 
Student Union Building. Amazingly, most people seem to casually 
ignore it or perhaps even laugh at its hideousness. After all, most 
people think, someone else will clean it up — so what's the big deal? 

At the risk of sounding preachy, it seems that this simple scenario 
represents a great problem in our society, far greater than it appears at 
first glance. Perhaps the problem is laziness, or a lack of respect or 
even some form of innate human arrogance. Nevertheless, it leads 
one to wonder whether people consider the consequences of their 
actions — both for other people and ultimately for themselves. 

Every facet of our great nation is plagued with the disease of doing 
what is comfortable and convenient at the moment, forgetting any 
repercussions or future results. 

In the business community, factories and plants spew thousands of 
gallons of raw sewage into our oceans and waterways daily. 
Companies dump toxic substances, leaving them for some future 
generation to find and dispose. This summer the populace was 
appalled to find discarded medical syringes and papers on East Coast 
beaches. True, we have laws, but public officials casually look away 
because they too do not want to deal with the problem. It is very easy 
(and inexpensive) to live for the moment, forgetting the future. 

Educational institutions are not immune to this disease. Illiteracy is 
a tremendous problem in this nation, and it's becoming worse. Yet 
the leaders of our nation laud people like Joe Clark the New Jersey 
high school principal who expels students from public schools 
because of misbehavior or academic failure. Sure, this gets rid of the 
immediate problem, but this does nothing to solve the long-range 
problem. What will happen to a 16-year-old who has been kicked out 
of school? 

In the past eight years, the political world has ignored the future 
implications of a budget deficit which is now over $150 billion. In 
November, we elected George Bush as president, partly because he 
promised "no new taxes" (read my lips). Once again, we lived for a 
moment. "Forget the future, someone else will pick up the pieces — 
and the tab." We simply ignore the consequences of the deficit 
because it eases our minds and is much more convenient. 

Likewise, students at Centenary find it easy to ignore the 
consequences of their actions. In the Student Union Building, 
students constantly litter the area with wrappers and food. Spilled 
drinks lay puddled on the floor. We toss our mail into an imaginary 
trash can six feet from the real one. In the cafeteria, we leave our trays 
on the tables for someone else to pick up. 

True, to some this might sound like whining. Upon first 
perception the issue seems trivial, but in reality it touches a basic flaw 
in the way we think. In some perverted way we think that we should 
not be responsible for our own actions. 

It is quite convenient to think this way as we throw trash on the 
ground: "So what if we trash the SUB, we pay people to clean it up." 
On the contrary, we should be eager to take responsibility for our 
actions. Everything we do is symbolic of who we are. It is these 
actions that make us unique as individuals. 




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Photographs like this have to make us wonder: "Is responsibility a lost art?" 



Forced equality won't work 



I came into sociology class today, 
Current Social Problems to be exact, 
expecting the usual. The "usual" being 
that all our problems are rooted in class 
struggle, the inequality of people. You 
know the story: "All of history is class 
versus class." Anything goes wrong and 
it's the powerful elite's fault. 






GUEST COLUMNIST 



ROBINSON 

YOST 



This class's main thrust seems to be 
that since we aren't all equal, the gov- 
ernment's responsibility is to make us 
all equal. The textbook and the professor 
base solutions of social problems on the 
Robin Hood myth. 

The Robin Hood myth is a forced 
equality through all kinds of government 
programs. Take from the rich, give to 
the poor. "Let's see, you don't have a 
tiara and he does, so we'll rip it in half." 

What good is half a tiara? It's like be- 
ing in an art class and having the teacher 
say, "Okay, some of you draw better 
than others, so we're going to tic your 
hands while the others catch up." Doesn't 
it make sense that some have more talent 
for drawing that others? 

Equal opportunity works; forced equal- 
ity doesn't. As I see history, the Robin 
Hood myth has failed when it has been 
tried. Trying to make everyone equal has 
caused the deaths of millions of people. 

In order to have equality, it has been 
assumed there is a group of "evil" people 
that need to be eliminated. After these 
"evil" people have been given bour- 
geoisie, capitalists, among many others. 
Yet when the "evil" people have been 
done away with, someone worse takes 
their place. 

Take the Russian Revolution, for ex- 
ample, where millions of peasants wqrc 



"liquidated" in the aftermath of Stalin. 
This was after they'd abolished the death 
penalty of the "evil" Czar Nicholas. 

Karl Marx wrote about the evils of the 
Industrial Revolution, but we never hear 
that people were doing better then than 
fifty years earlier. 

In the French Revolution of 1789, 
more than half a million were killed "in 
the name of freedom," and they eventu- 
ally replaced the "evil" king with an em- 
peror. Were things really improved? 

The most obvious example is Hitler's 
idea to improve the world by ridding it of 
Jews. After about 13 million people 
were killed, including seven million non- 
Jews, were things better? 

I see the same things happening today. 
People complaining that the highest tax 
bracket dropped from 70 percent to 28 
percent of income. Take from the rich, 
give to the poor. It doesn't work. The 
object seems to be to bring the "evil" 
people down or eliminate them. It ends 
in disaster if you look at historical 
events. 

I believe we are all created equal, but 
this doesn't mean we arc all equal in in- 
telligence, strength or anything else. I've 
always thought that our differences are, 
what make us unique and individual. 

Well, this sociology professor doesn't 
seem to agree with me. Since some stu- 
dents did badly on our first test, he's 
making the second test open-book and 
take-home. Oh, one more thing — the 
page numbers where the answers can be 
found are printed in the margin for each 
question: Let's make everyone equal. 

History reminds me of the end of 
George Orwell's Animal Farm: "All 
animals are equal, but some are more 
equal than others." 

Some say history repeats itself. 



Robinson Yost, senior, is a physics 
major from Portsmouth, Ohio. 



THE CONGLOMERATE. FEBRUARY 2. 1989 



Delayed rush threatens system 



Centenary College is a small liberal 
arts school with a wide range of organi- 
zations. Many of these organizations de- 
pend strongly on the recruitment of first- 
semester freshmen. These organizations 
give new students an extracurricular ac- 
tivity that is associated with the school. 
The Greek system is but one among 
many of these organizations. 



POINT 



feJnfe 



BILL 

CARROLL 



The Educational Policy Committee is 
on the road to making a recommendation 
to the faculty that rush be deferred to the 
spring semester. 

If this were to be put into effect, Cen- 
tenary College would be singling out 
one group from the rest of the organiza- 
tions that recruits in the fall. This sort of 
treatment, to arbitrarily be singled out, 
would require strong reasons. It would 
need to be shown that the Greek organi- 
zations detract from the academic mis- 
sion in a way that other fall recruiting 
organizations do not. 

Several reasons have been cited by the 
Educational Policy Committee such as 
that the Greeks demand too much time 
with activities and parties, put unneces- 
sary stress on new freshmen, or that the 
Greeks in recruiting first semester fresh- 
men immediately divide the freshman 
class into groups, destroying any hope of 
class unity. 

These reasons and others like them 
seem to focus around the social functions 
and in no way are relevant. All groups 
that recruit in the fall demand time and 
by recruiting in the fall also split up the 
class. 

The only real reason the Educational 
Policy Committee could pursue in justi- 
fying moving rush to the spring is that 
the Greek organizations in their recruit- 
ment of freshmen in their first semester 
detract from the academic goals of the 
college, and if so, in a way other fall re- 
cruiting organizations do not. 

The Greeks at Centenary see academic 
strength and enhancement as the number 
one priority of all its members. Grades 
are the first requirement to become an 
active member. There is a very competi- 
tive atmosphere between the Greeks to 
make the best grades. 

All fraternities and sororities have 
strong programs to help monitor the 
academics of their new members. A big 
brother or big sister is assigned to each 
new member, whose primary job is to 
make sure each little brother or little 
sister is attending class and making his 
or her grades. Weekly study hours are 
also required of all new members and are 
increased if the student is beginning to 
do poorly. 

Whether or not rush detracts from aca- 
demics at Centenary is an issue which 
was brought up last year by the Student 
Life Committee. In response, the Greeks 
changed the rush schedule and its rules to 
help eliminate any distractions from 
school. Not one rush event falls on a 
week night, and not one rush event lasts 
Past 9 p.m. 



During the week if any rushees miss 
class, they are kicked out of rush and if 
any actives miss class their chapters are 
fined. Rush is designated not to hurt new 
freshmen in their first weeks of class, 
but to give them plenty of freedom to do 
their school work. 

The Student Life Committee agreed and 
gave the go ahead. This past year was the 
first with the new schedule and there 
were no complaints from the faculty or 
administration. Since there were no 
complaints, it seems that the new sys- 
tem works. If so, why this sudden need 
to change? 

Moving rush to the spring would only 
cause unnecessary problems. The budget 
and leadership depend on the fall 
recruitment of members. A move to 
spring rush would put the Greeks in 
financial hardship and also create years of 
weak leadership. 

Also, an actual semester of rush would 
begin as fraternities and sororities would 
spend a complete semester trying to per- 
suade freshmen. The size of Centenary 
would make this problem almost uncon- 
trolable. 



"A move to spring rush 
would put the Greeks in 
financial hardship and 
also create years of weak 
leadership." 
-Bill Carroll 



Another problem is that this proposal 
puts rush at the last week of Christmas 
break, making it impossible for any 
member of the choir to participate as an 
active or rushee. Those who could par- 
ticipate must come back the day after 
Christmas in order to have a week to 
prepare for rush. 

If it had been shown that the Greeks 
detract from the academic goal of the 
college in a way in which other 
organizations which recruit in the fall do 
not, then treating us differently (by 
mandatory spring rush) would be justi- 
fied. The fact is that being shown we de- 
tract has not been properly investigated. 

In sum, this recommendation is unjus- 
tified. The Greeks have the right, just as 
other organizations, to recruit new 
members in the fall. 

A proper comparison — by comparing 
Greek to other organizations which re- 
cruit in the fall, rather than to the entire 
student body — has never been made in 
the area of grades. So a decision to move 
rush by the Educational Policy 
Committee would be premature. There is 
no reason to put the Greek system 
through the unneeded disruptions and 
problems of moving rush to the spring. 

Greek life is a true asset to freshmen in 
their first semester, giving them a sup- 
port group with experience and un- 
derstanding in the pressures of beginning 
college and being in college. Fraternities 
and sororities are one of the greatest re- 
sources in providing help and guidance. 

Bill Carroll , senior,is a business 
major from Dallas, Texas. He is 
president ofTau Kappa Epsilon. 



Spring rush enhances class unity 



The calendar for delayed rush would 
entail a normal fall rush for 1989-90, 
no rush for the fall of 1990, but a 
spring rush in 1991. This spring rush 
would take place within the week 
prior to the students returning for 
spring 1991 semester. 



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COUNTERPOINT 



BAGGS 



The most important facet of a sec- 
ondary education is academic 
excellence. Entering students' main 
purpose should be to achieve the 
highest academic and intellectual 
level. These goals should be based on 
their hopes for a higher education. 

Social considerations should be 
secondary in nature to a higher 
education. The demands of a social 
fraternity or sorority often conflict 
with education. The stress of entering 
college and accepting the re- 
sponsibilities thereof would be 
lessened if spring rush were initiated. 

A spring rush program would also 
help build a stronger Centenary 
community and class unity. Under 
fall rush, classes are immediately 
divided upon arrival. A spring rush 
program would initially create some 
sense of "A Centenary Student" of a 
class of companions all striving to be 
the graduating class of 1994. 

They then should be allowed to 
migrate to their own higher level of 
identification of affiliation with a 
selected group whether it be social or 
professional. 

Delayed rush would alleviate the 
pressure of the students that are not 
interested in pledging any fraternity 
or sorority and also from those 
students pledging. Some Greek 
organizations prohibit pledges from 
talking to actives or even to members 
of the opposite sex for a period of 
time. This period of silence ostracizes 
the entering class from the rest of the 
college as well as dividing it 



internally Greek from non-Greek. 
Freshmen have many decisions to 
make early in the semester. A delayed 
rush would remove this decision from 
their load temporarily. A freshman's 
decision of which group to try to be a 
part of (as well as the organizational 
decision of who to accept or who to 
rush) would be made easier if there 
were a viewing period. 

Delayed rush would provide this 
period for adjusting to college life and 
the close consideration of a Greek 
fraternity or sorority as a future 
affiliation. This would also allow the 
Greek organizations time to look for 
the best prospective members. 



"A spring rush pro- 
gram would also help 
build a stronger Cen- 
tenary community and 
class unity." 
-Lynn Baggs 

This time span also allows for 
bonds to form between freshmen in 
the event that they are not given a 
bid, then they will have a group of 
friends to fall back on. This would 
also protect the Greeks from the 
antics of immature, irresponsible 
Freshmen who have not yet proven 
themselves. 

No national fraternity or sorority 
has ever revoked a chapter's 
membership on the basis of a 
school's transferring to a spring rush 
policy. 

It would appear that all facets of the 
college would be enhanced by a 
Spring Rush program. Such a change 
would be beneficial to the student's 
academic achievement and social 
bonding. This in turn would benefit 
the Greek organizations on campus. 

Lynn Baggs, junior, is an 
economics major from Shreveport, 
Louisiana. He is a member of the 
Educaitonal Policy Committee. 




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Court member responds 



Dear Editor: 

As a member of the Honor Court I feel 
compelled to respond to arguments ad- 
vanced against the court by some in the 
article of Jan. 19 in The Conglomerate. 

The arguments against the Honor 
Court started with the assertion that the 
members of the court being acquainted 
with the defendants renders objectivity 
impossible. This situation is solved by 
the presence of alternate members and the 
practice on the part of the members of 
excusing themselves when they are well- 
acquainted with the defendant. 

That the failure to face one's accuser 
renders the court unjust is the next ar- 
gument put forward. If all defendants 
were allowed to directly confront their 
accuser almost no students would come 



forward after witnessing what they be- 
lieve to be cheating. 

Due to the fact that the system does 
not allow the accused to confront wit- 
nesses, the court does question all wit- 
nesses very carefully and requires an even 
higher degree of credibility before their 
testimony is used in a decision. 

The possibility of an open trial has one 
potential ramification not mentioned in 
the article which the defendant has a 
strong interest in. Not only would an 
open trial system cause the problems in- 
dicated in the article, but it would re- 
move one of the effects of closed trial 
which helps give the convicted defendant 
a second chance without public knowl- 
edge of their prior behavior. 

Even if the sentence in an open trial 



see "Court" page 4 



8 THE CONGLOMERATE, FEBRUARY 2, 1989 




Gents hot at home, cool away 



By Scott Wallace 

Sports Writer 



The Centenary Gents continue an up- 
and-down roller-coaster derby of a season. 
One cannot figure when or which team 
will show up. 

Four games since the first showdown 
with Arkansas-Little Rock, the Gents are 
still mired right in the middle of the 
TAAC race, tied for fifth place with 
Georgia State with a 4-5 record in con- 
ference play. The Gents are 8-9 overall. 

Following the UALR game, the Gents 
took on Mercer at the Gold Dome. 

It was not a pretty sight when the 
Gents trailed at the half, 31-26, shooting 
only some 36 percent from the floor. 

However, Coach Tommy Canter- 
bury's halftime threat in the locker 
room to bench all five starters — and then 
the actual doing so just minutes into the 
second half — more than ignited the Gents 
en route to a 74-65 victory. 

Sophomore Larry Robinson led a 
second-half surge for the Gents, scoring 
15 of his 23 points after the intermis- 
sion. He hit nine of 17 shots, including 
two three-point bombs. 

The Gents forced 17 Mercer turnovers 
with a full-court press and stole the ball 
11 times: Mercer only stot 40 percent 
from the floor and a meager 50 percent 
from the free-throw line. 

Besides Robinson's 23, junior Marro 
Hawkins picked up 16 points, junior 
Fred McNealey added 11, and sopho- 
more Patrick Greer added 10. 

Three Mercer players scored in double 
figures. Chris Phillips had 18 while 
Dwayne Taylor and Scott Bailey 
added 15. 

Next up was Georgia State in the Gold 
Dome. The Gents exploded for 114 
points — the most this season and in two 
years — as they trounced the hapless 
Panthers, 114-88. 

The Gents continued to play not superb 
defense by any means, but they did play 
well enough to force Georgia State's two 
top scorers to put fewer points on the 
board than normal. James Andrews, 
normally averaging 20 points a contest, 
had to settle for only 12, while Lanard 



Copeland, with a 17-point average, got 
only 14. 

All in all, no less than seven Gents 
scored in double figures. Robinson again 
exploded with 21 points and ten re- 
bounds. McNealey added 18 points and 
ten rebounds. Greer also nailed 18 
points, Hawkins had 15, junior Pete 
Scalia had 13, junior Byron Steward 
had 12 and sophomore Blaine Russell 
chipped in 1 1 for the Gents. 

Kevin Davis led the Panthers with 
22, followed by Copelnad's 14, and 
Andrews and Bobby Reinhart's 12 
each. 

The Gents led by 14, 50-36, at the half, 
and they later pushed the lead to as much 
as 20. The Panthers would push it to 
within seven, but that was as close as 
they would come. Centenary buried 
Georgia State at the line; 24 second-half 
points came off of free-throws. 

Then it was off to Florida for the Gents 
as they took on Stetson in the Ocean 
Center. 

Perhaps it would have been better for 
the Gents to have never left as they were 
dealt a 73-68 loss by the Hatters. 

The Gents never had a lead after the 17- 
minute mark of the first half, but they 
did make it close enough to have tied or 
conceivably won it in the final 60 sec- 
onds. A botched fast break pass and a 
missed three-point attempt turned out to 
bury the Gents. 

Robinson was held to only seven 
points for the contest. Marro Hawkins 
led the Gents with 18 points, including 
nine of nine from the field. Fred Mc- 
Nealey added 16 points. But Centenary 
went only two of seven from the line, 
four of 14 from three-point range, and 
missed all six three-point attempts in the 
final half. 

The road woes continued just two days 
later as Georgia Southern defeated the 
Gents, 90-77, in Statesboro to remain 
tied with UALR for first place in the 
TAAC standings. 

The combination of Jeff Sanders and 
Richard Sherrod burned Centenary for 
47 points. Sherrod's 17 first-half points 
propelled the Eagles to a 50-37 lead. 

GSU led by as much as 13 in the sec- 
ond half, but the Gents held tough, cut- 




ting the lead to only four. But, with the 
game on the line, Sanders netted six 
critical points in the final three minutes 
to put the game out of reach. 

Larry Robinson came back to form 
with 22 points, followed by Blaine Rus- 
sell's, Fred McNealey's, and Marro 
Hawkins' 14 points each. 



Robinson was honored with the TAAC 
Player-of-the-Week for the week of Jan. 
16-22. He netted 44 points in two 
games, scoring 23 and having 11 re- 
bounds against Mercer and 21 points and 
ten rebounds against Georgia State. 

Meanwhile, the Gents return home 
next Thursday, Feb. 9, to face UALR. 



Gymnastics team gets double victory 



By Marc de Jong 

Sports Editor 

The Centenary gymnastics team struck 
back by winning a tri-meet against 
Georgia College and Fort Hays State. 
LeAnn English led the Ladies to vic- 
tory in the Gold Dome on Friday, scor- 
ing an outstanding 36.45 points. That 
was the best total amassed by a Lady in 
the first three meets. 

English's performance was supported 
by strong showings from the other team 
members. Monique Murphy, who 
finished second all-around on the night, 
said, "We did pretty good as a team 
overall. And we are still improving." 

To win, the Ladies had to overcome 
some adversity. Sophomore Nicole 



LaStrapes was unable to compete, be- 
cause she was still recovering from the 
flu. And freshman Denise Vollmer 
only competed in two of the events with 
two bruised fingers. Vollmer said: "I hurt 
it Thursday, I sprained it practising vault 
when I tried a sukahara." Even with the 
painful injury, Vollmer scored a 8.4 on 
the vault and a 8.9 on uneven bars. 

Another contributor to the 176.8 
points the Ladies scored was Jill Mc- 
Call, who totalled 26.95 on only three 
events. Second on the night was Fort 
Hays State who scored 173.6 points and 
third was Georgia College at 170.75. 
Melissa Thomas out of Georgia Col- 
lege finished third overall, behind En- 
glish and Murphy. 

The double victory followed an unfor- 



tunate performance in Houston on Jan. 
21. Houston Baptist University won the 
meet with a score of 186.05 against the 
Ladies' 176.25. Murphy, the freshman 
from New Orleans led the team all 
around for the second time this season, 
scoring 35.60 points. 

In the narrow gymnasium, the two 
teams were literally surrounded by the 
spectators, who sat some two yards 
around the floor mat. HBU had the lux- 
ury of using nine girls in the 
competition. Denise Vollmer had the 
second all-around highest score of the 
team with 35.40 points. 

The Ladies now have two wins and two 
losses and a 175.4 average. Although 
they are trying to qualify for the Divi- 



sion I regionals, they actually could be 
selected for the Division II national 
tournament too. An extra incentive for 
the Ladies, who are the reigning NAIA 
champs. As Dana Osborn pointed out: 
"Last Friday was a stepping stone for 
Nationals. We can still do better." 



The next meet for the Ladies will be 
against Georgia College in Milledge- 
ville, Ga. The Ladies are looking for the 
victory again, of course, but cautiously 
point out that they can't count their 
chickens yet. Murphy says: "The team 
that hits their routines best is going to 
win. We can do it." The Ladies won't re- 
turn to the Gold Dome until March 3 
against HBU. 



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THE CONGLOMERATE, FEBRUARY 2. 1989 9 



A quick course in baseball lingo 

Gents ready in the batter's box 




By Cory Rogers 

Sports Writer 

Springtime — the one part of the year 
on college campuses across the nation 
that you hear and see things that many 
just don't understand. No, I'm not talking 
about a class in Greek — I'm speaking of 
the sights and sounds on the baseball 
diamond. 

Baseball is different from other sports. 
It has a lingo all its own. Coaches tell 
their players to "Hum, Babe!" They use a 
"Fungo" to warm-up with. While we're 
on the subject, just what is that coach on 
third base trying to do with all of those 
hand-to-eye movements? And why do 
they have "No Pepper" signs on the 
fields? But overall, someone please 
explain to me what all those 
abbreviations mean! You know the 
ones— ERA, RBI, GWRBI, AB, BB, 
SB. I figure the only way to find out is 
to go see the Gents in action. 

The Centenary Gents finished last sea- 
son with a 30-20 overall record, on then- 
way to the Trans- America Athletic Con- 
ference Western Division Title. The 
Gents then hosted the TAAC Champi- 
onship, but ended up losing to Stetson 
University 4-2. Stetson proceeded to go 
to the NCAA Tournament and came 
within one game of making the College 
World Series in Omaha, Neb. 

With only three seniors on the team, 
the Gents have a young squad but have 
the talent it will take to be competitive 
in the TAAC. 

"We lost ten important people from 
last year's team, but we feel like we have 
made some positive moves in an effort 
to replace them," said fifth-year skipper 
Andy Watson. "I feel very confident 
that we have as good or better of a 
chance to repeat our title and winning the 
TAAC Championship this time around." 

The three seniors that return for their 
final season are catcher Easy Brigman, 
who leads the returnees with a .294 
batting average from last year, second 
baseman Doug Barrington, who leads 




PHOTO BY DOUG ROBINSON 

The Gent sluggers are on deck to defend the TAAC Western division title. 



the team in at-bats (174), and doubles 
(15), and outfielder Corbit Cockrum, 
who finished second on last year's squad 
with a .667 slugging percentage. 

With the three seniors, the return of 
outfielder Sean McKennon (he was 
injured last year), four junior college 
transfers, and nine freshmen, the Gents 
should have a young, yet talented team. 

"I honestly think we have the talent 
this year to beat anybody," said Brig- 
man. "The key will be our pitching, be- 
cause we will score runs." 

Watson agrees to a point. "Talent-wise, 
we have added strength in a few places 
that we didn't have last year," he said. 
"Our pitching staff can pitch well for us, 
our only drawback is that we're not as 
deep in every position this year." 

With nine freshmen, the Gents will 
look to people like Brigman for leader- 
ship, as well as the new junior college 
transfers. The four new, yet older faces 
fans will see this year belong to third 
baseman Todd Wilson, outfielder Bill 



Ostermeyer, pitcher Jim Bazar, and 
pitcher Dominic Konieczki. 

"All three seniors are going to have an 
important part in the personality of our 
team," Watson said. "They will be our 
leaders, but some of the older guys will 
have to show what it takes to be 
competitive." 

"I'm excited about the potential of this 
year's team," said Wilson a transfer from 
DeAnza Junior College in San Jose, 
Cal.. "It will be interesting to see how 
the talent here measures to the talent 
back home". 

The Gents will open their 55-game 
season beginning with a double-header at 
Centenary Park against East Texas Bap- 
tist University on Tuesday, Feb. 14. 

So, if you're one of the many who is 
still confused at the meaning of "Hum, 
Babe," or just want to come out and see 
a team that is full of championship po- 
tential, come out and support the Gents 
as they look to defend their TAAC 
Western Division Tide in 1989. 



NCAA tightens up recruiting rules 



Editor's Note: The following article 
is the first of two articles that will 
examine a recent development in college 
athletics. Part one of this two part series 
will focus on the NCAA's Proposition 
42. 

By Marc de Jong 

Sports Editor 

Although we are only one month into 
the new year, 1989 has already proven to 
be quite eventful for college athletics. 
The biggest newsmaker so far hasn't 
been any team on the field, but the leg- 
islative body, the NCAA. 

First they announced their new year's 
resolution to bring down steroid use 
among college athletes. Then there was 
toe NCAA's victory in court over Uni- 
versity of Nevada-Las Vegas and their 
basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, re- 
affirming the legislative body's power 
*° impose their decisions on their mem- 
ber schools. 

The organization's next action that 
^ade headlines was handing out the big 
Penalties to Oklahoma State University 
0r the school's payments to players and 



its violations of the recruiting rules. 

Now all eyes in the world of college 
ball are on number 42. Proposition 42 
that is. 

Proposition 42 was a topic at the Na- 
tional Collegiate Athletics Association's 
annual convention, held in San Fransisco 
in January. Athletic Director Walt 
Stevens was there to cast Centenary's 
vote. At the convention all member 
schools have just one vote. On the full 
agenda, Proposition 42 was the main 
issue. Stevens says, "Proposition 42 was 
definitely the most important (issue). 
But it did not seem so controversial." 

What exactly is this new rule? Propo- 
sition 42 is a modification of an older 
NCAA rule, known as Proposition 48, 
which is currently in effect. Under 
Proposition 48, entering freshmen must 
have a minimum high school GPA of 
2.0 and they must have a sufficient score 
on a standardized test. This means a SAT 
score of at least 700 or an ACT score of 
15 or above. 

Anyone who doesn't have the GPA and 
the test score is ineligible for NCAA 



athletics. Students who only fulfill one 
of the two requirements are called "partial 
qualifiers." They are allowed to enter a 
college, but they are not allowed to play 
in their first year. However they would 
become eligible if they make passing 
grades as a freshman. Many big 
institutions are very willing to take that 
gamble with promising athletes 

The difference between the two is that 
under the old rule, a college can give fi- 
nancial aid to partial qualifiers. Under the 
new rule it cannot. Prospective athletes 
who fail to make the requirements will 
have to pay their own way through their 
first year of school and prove that they 
are capable students. 

In their second year in college than 
they can walk on to the team and receive 
a scholarship. This amendment is 
Proposition 42. It will become effective 
in August 1990 and it only applies to 
institutions competing in the NCAA 
Division I, including Centenary. 

The next part of this article will focus on 
the effects that this new rule will have 
on Student-Athletes. 



Ladies have a tough trip 

The Centenary Ladies tennis team 
came up short last weekend against 
two tough NCAA Division I 
opponents. The Ladies were nar- 
rowly defeated 5-4 by Southern 
Mississippi University on Friday. 
On Saturday, the Ladies traveled to 
Baton Rouge where they lost the 
match to LSU by an 8-1 score. 

At Southern Mississippi, the 
game went down to the final dou- 
bles match. Freshmen Stacey 
Berger and Jamie Blevins won 
the only doubles match for the 
Ladies. In singles, Teresa Kuyk- 
endall, senior, Beth Bain, 
sophomore, and Jasmina 
Tonejc, sophomore, all won their 
matches. 

The Ladies open up their home 
season this Thursday, Feb. 2, 
against Louisiana Tech at 2 p.m. 

Intramurals Update 

The intramural basketball games 
are continuing. They will be in 
progress through the month of 
February. So you haven't missed it 
all if you want to catch some of the 
games. The teams are going strong 
and are very competitive. Every 
hour on the hour from 6 p.m. to 9 
p.m., there is a game in Haynes 
Gym. 

The regular season started on Jan. 
23 and will run until Feb. 13.The 
play-offs will begin on Feb. 19. 

As of last Sunday, the A league 
was led by the Alumni team, 
followed by Theta Chi A. In the B 
league, the frontrunners were the 
Bulls and the Theta Chi B team. 

As for the women, their league 
has only two competitors. As of 
Sunday, Chi Omega was two 
games up on the Zeta's. 

Mercer cuts its athletics 

Mercer, one of the ten TAAC 
members, is cutting athletic budget 
in half in order to minimize a pre- 
dicted $25 million operating deficit. 

In fall '89 the school will drop 
down to division II, eliminate some 
teams, cut 20 athletic scholarships 
and probably drop out of TAAC. 

Hall of Earners announced 

The 1989 inductees for Cente- 
nary's Athletic Hall of Fame were 
named last week. They are Con- 
way Baker, a 1935 graduate and 
Cecil Upshaw, who graduated in 
1964. 

Baker was a guard/tackle on the 
1934 and 1935 football team. After 
graduating from Centenary he 
played ten years for the Chicago 
Cardinals in the NFL. 

Upshaw played both basketball 
and baseball at Centenary from 
1961 until 1964. Then he went on 
to the major leagues where he 
pitched for nine seasons, seven of 
which were with the Atlanta 
Braves. He has also scored 945 ca- 
reer points for the Gents basketball 
team. 

The two will be inducted during 
half time at the Homecoming 
game, on Saturday, Feb. 25. 



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10 THE CONGLOMERATE, FEBRUARY 2, 1989 



SPRING SPORTS 89 



Women's Tennis 

La. Tech Feb. 2 

Baylor Feb. 10 

Arkansas State Feb. 11 
Southwestern Feb. 12 

Sam Houston State Feb. 18 
S.W. Texas State Feb. 18 
LA Tech Quad Feb 24-26 
Tyler Tourn. March 3-4 

UALR March 12 

Southwest La. March 14 

Austin Peavy March 16 

Sam Houston State March 28 
Northeast March 30 

UT/Tyler April 5 

La. Tech April 12 

U. of North Texas April 16 
Paris Jr. College April 17 
NAIA District finals April 25-26 

Mobile, Alabama 
NAIA Nationals May 22-28 

Overland Park, Kansas 



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Baylor April 3 lpm 

UT/Tyler April 10 2:30pm 

Harding U. April 11 2:30pm 

TAAC Western Div April 14, 15 2:30pm 

Paris Jr. College April 17 2:30pm 

So. Arkansas April 18 2:30pm 

Ouachita Baptist April 19 2:30pm 

TAAC Conference April 21-22 TBA 



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1 N M E N T 



Bluebirds soar with style 



With the continued rise of rockabilly 
and a new found desire to reach back into 
our musical roots, a Shreveport-based 
band is receiving a lot of attention from 
all over the South for its amazing ability 
to preach the "gospel of the blues" with 
amazing agility and integrity. 




MUSIC REVIEW 



MARTINA I. 
MOORE 



Some say the best treasures are those 
found in your own backyard; The 
Bluebirds are such a treasure. Their 
sound has been described as "a Louisiana- 
style gumbo of Cajun rock, Memphis 
soul, rockabilly and Texas trash," but 
these are just words and paper. 

The true "sound" is best experienced 
live and up close. To see The Bluebirds 
perform is an electric experience which 
can only be described as truly religious. 
This must have been the feeling of 
Memphis musician/songwriter Keith 
Sykes upon seeing them perform at a 
little out-of-the-way club called Huey's. 

Soon afterwards Buddy and Bruce 
Flett along with drummer Kerry 
Hunter found themselves recording at 
ARDENT studios along with the likes of 
R.E.M. and Al Green— Keith 
Richards completed work the day be- 
fore! — under the direction of Sykes. 

I had the pleasure of meeting Buddy 
this summer while in Memphis, and it 
was evident that their excitement was 
high. From the ARDENT experience, 
they were able to record 11 songs, 
enough for a future album. Now 
"shopping" for a label to represent them, 
the band still maintains its original sense 
of drive and spontaneity. 

Their original tunes are often flavored 
with unbelievable covers of Robert 
Cray's "Smoking Gun," B.B. King's 
"Thrill Is Gone" and Stevie Ray 
Vaughn's "Pride And Joy". As you 
may have guessed, this is not music for 
the weak-hearted. It's hard-driving, ass- 
kicking roots-rock. Its also stripped of 
all the fluff and sentimentality of many 
contemporary works. 

In 1987, The Bluebirds took their brand 
°f Cajun-groove to a country hungry for 
such a sound — England. Playing in Great 
Britain, The Bluebirds were consumed by 
the European audiences. After a highly 
successful stint, they returned to America 
r eady to get down to the business at 
hand, which basically consisted of per- 
fecting a sound that has survived through 
^c ages handed down by legends ranging 
from Chuck Berry to Stevie Ray 
Vaughn. 

The band has opened shows for Carl 
jerkins, Johnny Winter, John Lee 
JJooker, and the Neville Brothers. 

Their hard work came to a head in a little 
j°jvn called Memphis, Tenn. Now based, | 



in there, Bruce professes, "We've always 
had a big love for Memphis and its mu- 
sical tradition." According to Billboard 
magazine, "Memphis is happening!" 

With the resurgence of the recording 
industry there, it's only natural that The 
Bluebirds, with their distinctive rocka- 
billy sound, would be drawn there. If 
musically they're hearts are in Memphis, 
they usually don't stray too far from the 
"crawfish circuit" as the area between 
New Orleans and Memphis is aptly 
called. Their favorite place to play is 
Tippiuna's in New Orleans. 

In a phone interview with Buddy re- 
cently, I asked him for an update on the 
songs recorded at ARDENT this sum- 
mer. Basically, the band is still being 
perused by various labels. It was in fact 
A&M and ARDENT that financed the 
project. Two smaller independent labels 
are still showing a great deal of inter- 
est — Alligator and Rounder. 

Also, Buddy told me that two new 
songs have been added to the masters. Of 
the now 13 songs recorded, ten are origi- 
nals. 



The Bluebirds are also one of the few 
full-time "professional" bands left in 
Shreveport. This can mean many hours 
on the road. 

Once at a showcase in Memphis in the 
midst of a large number of important 
recording labels, everyone was shocked 
to witness a large bearded man on the 
front row screaming and yelling for The 
Bluebirds. Determined to find out "what 
this redneck was about," Buddy ap- 
proached him to realize it was Steve 
Earle. He and Buddy had been friends 
many years ago, before Earle had signed 
to a major label. 

These kinds of musical "friendships" 
are what help to strengthen the notoriety 
as well as musical influence which has 
shaped the group's down-to-earth mini- 
malist style of music. 

The introduction of Keith Sykes as 
their producer has also evolved into a 
strong song writing bond. Sykes, for- 
merly a popular local musician in Mem- 
phis along with the likes of Larry 
Raspberry and the Highsteppers 
and Alex Chilton, now plays rather 
infrequently but has moved gradually 



into the world of production and song- 
writing. 

It is also interesting to note that The 
Bluebirds evolved out of a now defunct 
band called simply A-Train. Later 
joined by Miki Honeycutt, the Flett 
brothers produced a number of "finely 
honed pop numbers — and even sappy 
love songs." Much of the raw talent of 
Buddy and Bruce was covered up. 

A-Train eventually disbanded, and what 
was left after all the lush was taken away 
was the hard-driving talent of the broth- 
ers Rett. They were soon joined by the 
"steamy rhythms and steamy vocals" of 
the drummer Kerry Hunter. His mastery 
of the "beat" makes Hunter an essential 
backbone for the group. 

Now a thriving band, The Bluebirds are 
keeping busy with various dates as well 
as occasional recording. On Feb. 3, they 
will be playing a gig in Monroe at 
Pierces Cafe. The next night, Feb. 4, 
The Bluebirds will be playing at Enoch's 
Mardi Gras Party. Don't forget your cos- 
tumes! After that you can look forward 
to seeing them on Fat Tuesday at, where 
else but, Chubby's (no pun intended). 




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12 THE CONGLOMERATE, FEBRUARY 2, 1989 





Laissez les bons temps rouler! 



By Erica Johnson 

Staff Writer 

It's a tourist's dream and a Louisiana 
tradition. It's a giant festival of parades 
that takes over the streets of New Or- 
leans for several days every year. It's full 
of music, revelry, exhibitionism (in 
more than one sense of the word) and 
perhaps even a dab of debauchery. 

Or is it a religious festival celebrating 
the Pre-Lenten season? Whatever the de- 
scription, it's Mardi Gras — Fat Tues- 
day — the time when thousands of people 
gather in South Louisiana to experience 
as much of the eccentric festivities as 
they desire. 

History and traditions 

Carnival, loosely interpreted as 
"farewell to flesh," is the season from 
Twelfth Night until the day before Ash 
Wednesday. French for Fat Tuesday, 
Mardi Gras is the single day of feasting 
before the Lenten fasting begins. 

After giving the modern connotation of 
the festival as "a massive party," many 
people would probably define the holiday 
as a religious pre-Lenten event. Ironi- 
cally, the origins of Mardi Gras seem to 
resemble rather closely today's activities. 

Historians say that the festival proba- 
bly developed from ancient tribal fertility 
rituals that welcomed the arrival of 
spring. This may have been derived from 
"Lupercalia," a circus-like orgy held in 
mid-February in Rome. The early church 
fathers, realizing that it was impossible 
to divorce their new converts from their 
pagan customs, decided instead to direct 
them into Christian channels. Thus Car- 
nival was born as a celebration to serve 
as a prelude to the penitential season of 
Lent. 



The festival made its way to North 
America in 1699 via the French explorer 
Iberville. He set up camp on the Mis- 
sissippi river's West Bank on a spot 60 
miles south of the present location of 
New Orleans. Realizing that the day, 
March 3, was a major holiday, Iberville 
christened the site "Point du Mardi 
Gras." 

Once New Orleans was founded as a 
frontier town, it did not take long for 
pre-Lenten festivities to gain popularity 
as balls and fetes were held throughout 
the season. The French-influenced 
masked balls were banned by Spanish 
rule and reinstated in 1823, 20 years after 
New Orleans became an American city. 

By the early nineteenth century, the 
public celebration of Mardi Gras featured 
a promenade of maskers on foot, in car- 
riages and on horseback. A band of mas- 
queraded revelers formed the first docu- 
mented parade in 1837, but violent antics 
of maskers during the next 20 years 
caused the press to call for an end to 
Mardi Gras. 

The Cowbellians, a group that pre- 
sented New Year's Parades in Mobile, 
came to the rescue in 1857 by forming 
the Comus organization. The group re- 
stored law and dignity in the celebration, 
proving that it could be enjoyed in a safe 
and festive manner. 

The word "krewe" was coined by Co- 
mus and has become the generic term for 
all Carnival organizations. Comus 
established several Mardi Gras traditions 
including forming a secret Carnival 
society, choosing a mythological name- 
sake, presenting a theme parade with 
floats and costumed maskers and staging 
a tableaux ball. 

Mardi Gras is filled with signs of 
Greek, Roman and Egyptian mythology 
as illustrated by many of the krewe 




names. The Rex organization introduced 
the Carnival's colors — gold (power), 
purple (justice) and green (faith) — in 
1872 at the first day parade of Mardi 
Gras. 

Each krewe selects its royalty for Mardi 
Gras and the King of Carnival is chosen 
by the School of Design, the sponsoring 
organization of Rex. The king and queen 
rule over the krewe's parade and ball. 

Perhaps the most popular attraction to 
the Mardi Gras parades is that of 
"throws" which make the New Orleans 
parades not merely spectacles but rather 
crowd participation events. Thousands, 
even millions of baubles bearing the re- 
spective krewes' insignias are thrown to 
the crowds each year. Prizes vary from 
the traditional plastic beads to plastic 
cups, to the doubloon (medallion minted 
for individual krewes) which is celebrat- 
ing its 30th anniversary this year. 

More eccentric throws include under- 
wear and tissue paper flowers, given only 
to females in exchange for a kiss. Mak- 
ing their debut this year will be the 
krewe-logo bras of Pegasus, Napoleon 
and Shangri-La and a krewe emblem 
watch to be thrown in large quantities by 
the Krewe of Isis in Metairie. 

One of the more tasty traditions of 
Mardi Gras is the King Cake. The cus- 
tom originated at the 1870 ball of the 
Twelfth Night Revelers. The queen and 
her maids-in-waiting were chosen by the 
pre-arranged discovery of the gold bean 
and silver beans in the debutantes' por- 
tions. The tradition is still observed to- 
day with the "favor" now being a minia- 
ture plastic doll. 

The tradition requires one to host a 
King cake party on Twelfth Night to 
mark the beginning of Mardi Gras rev- 
elry. The person who receives the piece 
with the doll in it is the queen for the 



occasion (or king, depending on which 
sex receives the favor), and then the 
queen or king chooses his partner of 
royalty for the next party. She usually 
provides the place and plans, and he pro- 
vides all the food, including the next 
King cake. 

Mardi Gras revelers will not miss the 
sounds of Carnival's anthem, "If Ever I 
Cease To Love," played throughout the 
festivities by all krewes. The song was 
written, composed and sung by George 
Leybourne who also wrote "The Man 
on the Flying Trapeze." 

Several legendary tales exist as to how 
the song came to be the royal anthem of 
the occasion, most of which revolve 
around the Russian Grand Duke of 
Alexis' trip to the United States. It is 
said that he heard the song sung by Ly- 
dia Thompson on stage in New York 
and New Orleans and became enraptured 
by the performer and song. 

New Orleans-style music lovers will 
delight in Carnival's newest tradition. 
Fat Tuesday 1989 will feature the first 
annual "Mardi Gras Jazz-ma-Tazz" which 
will hit Canal Street from 11 a.m. to 
noon. The world famous Dukes of Dix- 
ieland will bring about the return of New 
Orleans-style music to Canal Street to 
entertain the thousands awaiting the ar- 
rival of Rex. 

Rumor has it that one of Carnival's 
most secretive organizations will feature 
an item that they have never before 
thrown, but in the spirit of secrecy will 
not reveal what it is. 

Other new additions to this year's Car- 
nival include hundreds of convenient lit- 
ter boxes, in addition to portable toilets, 
placed along most parade routes. Yes, 
you and your pet can have a very com- 
fortable and clean Carnival season! 



PLAY IT SAFE 



While the Mardi Gras holiday is a 
great time to get away from schedules, 
relax and party, it's also at the top of f he 
accident report for Louisiana travelk 

"Mardi Gras was the top 1987 holi- 
day for alcohol ^lated motor vehicle 
deaths," announced Bette S. Theis, ex- 
ecutive director of the Louisiana High- 
way Safety Commission. Seven people 
died in alcohol-related accidents during 
the 102-hour Mardi Gras holiday. The 
second highest number of alcohol re- 
lated deaths that year — six deaths 

occurred during the Memorial Day holi- 
day. 

In addition, Theis said, this holiday 
period was second in total motor vehicle 
deaths in 1987. The Memorial Day holi- 
day was first, with 15 killed, followed by 
Mardi Gras, with 10 killed. 

Simple safety precautions can be 
taken to avoid such injuries from car- 
pooling to designating sober drivers to 
taking the bus downtown to the parade, 



which may even be a more convenient 
alternative. 

Pedestrian safety is always a concern 
at Mardi Gras as people will do almost 
anything to get near the floats. The Lou- 
isiana Department of Public Safety 
strongly suggests that pedestrians stay 
on the sidewalks as much as possible. 

Stay behind barricades along parade 
routes to avoid being run over by a ten 
ton float, no matter how good looking 
the men are or what baubles are being 
thrown. Don't tie ladders together along 
the parade route or leave children unat- 
tended in ladder seats. 

Another reminder — owners of cars 
parked along parade routes during, or 
two hours before and after parades, will 
be fined $100. 

Mardi Gras holiday will last a few 
short days but will be memorable ex- 
perience for all who attend. Don't miss 
the excitement in South Louisiana this 
Fat Tuesday! 



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Let the good times roll! 



Erica Johnson 

Staff Writer 

Carnival features a wide range of 
activities to celebrate the pre-Lenten sea- 
son but perhaps none are as popular as 
the krewe float parades. Since the single 
parade of Comus in 1857, Mardi Gras 
tradition has come to revolve around 
these crowd-pleasing events. Millions of 
people squish and squeeze their way into 
the streets of downtown New Orleans to 
participate in the festivities each year. 

Not only has the size of the parades 
grown, but so has the size of individual 
floats. Some weigh literally tons and are 
several stories tall. Blaine Kern is one 
of the most noted float designers and 
builders. He has been building the floats 
for Mardi Gras longer than anyone and 
his floats continue to be favorites each 
year. 

Not every year has the Crown City 
been host to such gaiety, however. There 
have been 13 years when Mardi Gras was 
completely cancelled or significantly 
limited. The most recent interruption 
occurred during the police strike in 1979 
which cancelled 13 Orleans Parish pa- 
rades and pushed 12 others to the sub- 
urbs. 

Mardi Gras parades in 1875 were also 
cancelled as a result of a protest against 
the carpetbaggers. Over ten years of Car- 
nival parades were impossible due to the 
Civil, Korean and World Wars. 

It seems there will be no end to this 
year's activities. Carnival 1989 is going 
strong as 27 official krewe parades have 
already traveled the streets of Orleans 
Parish. More than that are still ahead. 

Mardi Gras break comes just in time 
for Centenary students to head to New 
Orleans for Hermes, the first of eight 
pageants to roll through downtown on 
the weekend leading up to Fat Tuesday. 
The parade will embark at Prytania and 
Napoleon at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Her- 
mes will turn on St. Charles, take a 
sweep down Canal to Rampart and retire 
at Armstrong Park. 

The most popular parades will start 
Saturday and continue through Tuesday 
evening. Endymion is the largest Carni- 
val parade with 38 floats this year. This 
year's Endymion procession salutes his- 
torical figures from Einstein to 
Charlemagne with the theme "They 
Changed the World." Throws will in- 
clude royal blue cups, frisbees, neck- 
laces, and colorful doubloons. 

The parade will continue the tradition 
of featuring a celebrity with Fred Sav- 
age of "The Wonder Years" and the live 
music of Hall and Oates. Endymion 
begins 5:30 p.m. Saturday at City Park 
and Orleans, then down Carrollton to 
Canal on down to St. Charles. The final 
stretch of its course winds around 
Howard to Loyola and completes its 
course on Girod in front of the Super- 
dome. 

Billy Crystal will reign as Bacchus 
this year in the krewe's procession of 
super animated floats entitled "Sing 
Along With Bacchus." Trademark floats 
w ill return to this year's parade including 




the entire King Kong clan. The Sunday 
evening parade takes off at 6 p.m. at the 
corner of Napoleon and Tchoupitoulas. 
Then makes a long trip down St. Charles 
to Canal and finally over to Poydras. 

The King of Carnival begins his royal 
ride when Rex begins its procession 
Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at Napoleon 
and Clairborne. Then it travels down St. 
Charles to Canal and ends on Canal at 
South Peters. Returning with this year's 
27-float parade will be the legendary 
Jester Float, the Boeuf Gras, His 
Majesty's Calliope, the Streetcar Named 
Desire, the Rex Bandwagon and the 
Royal Barge. 

Comus will again present a very tradi- 
tional parade. Although the theme of the 
parade is never revealed and Comus is 
never made public, it is no secret that the 
parade is an award winner with spectacu- 
lar floats created by Henri Schindler. 
The title float is always riderless to at- 
tract attention to the theme of the 17- 
float parade. 

Comus begins on Napoleon at Chest- 
nut, then heads down St. Charles to 
Canal. Its last leg is down Rampart to 
rest at Armstrong Park on St. Ann. 

Continuing the tradition since 1882, 
the royal courts of Rex and Comus meet 
for their midnight toast at the Municipal 
Auditorium to comprise the grand finale 
of Carnival. 

Carnival will host parades every day of 
the Mardi Gras holiday, and since we 
don't want you to miss out on any of the 
excitement, we've included a schedule and 
location for each: 

Friday, Feb. 3 

Amor 6:30 p.m. 

Down both sides of Judge Perez between 
Jean and Compagno, beginning and end- 
ing at the St. Bernard Civic Center. 

Nefertari 6:30 p.m. 

Fifteen floats; starts on Gen. DeGaulle 
between Holiday and Carlisle, down 
Behrman Highway, to Carol Sue Av- 
enue, up Terry Parkway, to Oakwood 
Shopping Center. 

Diana 7:00 p.m. 

Eighteen floats; winds its way from 
Clearview Shopping Center to Houma 
Boulevard, around Severn Avenue, 



Veterans Blvd., around Bonnabel Boule- 
vard, back to Veterans to just around the 
corner on Martin Behrman. 

Saturday, Feb. 4 

Iris 12 noon 

Twenty-seven floats; starts at Clairborne 
on Napoleon, St. Charles, Canal, Front 
and Poydras. 

Nomtoc 12 noon 

Fourteen floats; begins at Fiesta on 
Holiday Drive, Gen. Meyer, Whitney, 
Lamarque, Nunez, up and over on 
Socrates, Teche, back down Newton to 
Shirley Drive. 

Ulysses 12:30 p.m. 

Thirteen floats; starts at Columbus on 
Franklin, Willow, Fifth, Lafayette, W.B. 
Expressway,. Huey P. Long, First, De- 
brigny, W.B. Expressway to Manhattan 
at Eleventh. 

Tucks 1:00 p.m. 

Sixteen floats; from Magazine on 

Napoleon, St. Charles to Canal at S. 
Peters. 



Endymion 



5:30 p.m. 



King Arthur 6:00 p.m. 

Twenty-two floats; down West Bank 
Expressway from MacArthur, loops 
through Barataria then down to 
Laroussini. 

Isis 6:30 p.m. 

Twenty-seven floats; same route as Di- 
ana. 

Sunday, Feb. 5 

Thoth 11:00 a.m. 

Twenty-two floats; from Henry Clay on 
Magazine, Napoleon, St. Charles, loop 
through Canal to Armstrong Park on St. 
Ann. 

Venus 11:15 a.m. 

20 floats; same as Hermes. 



Mid-City 1:30 p.m. 

Twenty-three floats; down Canal from 
St. Patrick to St. Charles, down St. 
Charles to Howard, over to Camp, back 
to Canal, Loyola to the Superdome on 
Girod. 

Mercury 1:30 p.m. 

Twelve floats; same as Diana, see above 



Bacchus 



6:00 p.m. 



Napoleon 6:30 p.m. 

Twenty-one floats; same as Diana, 
above. 

Monday, Feb. 6 
Proteus 6:00 p.m. 

Twenty floats; from Chestnut on 
Napoleon, St. Charles, loop down Poy- 
dras, St. Charles to Canal, Rampart to 
Armsuong Park. 

Zeus 6:30 p.m. 

Twenty-four floats; same as Diana, see 
above. 

Tuesday, Feb. 7 

Zulu 8:30 a.m. 

Twenty-seven floats; Jackson from 
Clairborne to St. Charles, Canal, 
Galvcz, Basin, Villere at St. Ann. 



Rex 



10:00 a.m. 



Poseidon 



12 noon 



Twenty floats; Huey Long from Tenth to 
First, back to Fourth to Avenue C. 



Carnival 10:00 a.m. 

Seventeen floats; from St. Bernard Civic 
Center on Judge Perez, Paris, St. 
Bernard, back to Civic Center 

Grela 11:00 a.m. 

15 floats; loops Franklin from Stumpf, 
Columbus, Stumpf, Fifth, Lafayette, 
W.B. Expressway, Huey P. Long, First, 
Derbigny, Eleventh, Manhattan. 

Argus 12 noon 

Same as Diana. 

Comus 6:15 p.m. 

More festivities 

For those who can't make it into the 
big city for the celebrations can still en- 
joy Carnival activities on the north shore 
of Lake Pontchartrain. Sunday, Feb. 5, 
the procession of the Krewe of Flora will 
be presented with the theme "Women of 
the World." 

Bogalusa will host the Magic City 
Carnival Association (MCCA) parade 
Feb. 4 at 2:30 p.m., featuring 26 self- 
built floats. The Krewe of Orpheus will 
parade the streets of Mandeville and will 
feature 12 Blaine Kern floats. Feb. 5 
you can stroll along the river front in 
Madisonville and enjoy the Krewe of 
Tcheduncte's Mardi Gras boat parade at 2 
p.m. 

Covington will not be left out with its 
two parading organizations. The Krewe 
of Olympia will proceed the evening of 
Feb. 4 and the Covington Lions Club 
presents its parade 1 1 a.m. on Fat Tues- 
day. 



14 THE CONGLOMERATE, FEBRUARY 2, 1989 



Renowned stars rival 



By Scott Wallace 

Staff Writer 

They are two of America's greatest ac- 
tors, joining an eclectic group shared 
only by the likes of such names as De 
Niro, Nicholson, Pacino, and 
Newman. 

They are currently stars of major hits, 
are consistently two of the most bank- 
able names in Hollywood, and are two 
men who have survived in an industry 
known for the bodies it buries long 
enough to still name their price over two 
decades after their first acclaim. 

They are Gene Hackman and 
Dustin Hoffman. 

Hackman and Hoffman. Hoffman and 
Hackman. Two Academy Award win- 
ners — Hackman for "The French 
Connection" in 1971, Hoffman for 
"Kramer vs. Kramer" in 1979. Two very 
different types of actors in two very dif- 
ferent types of movies, and the two 
surest bets for Best Actor in the forth- 
coming Oscars. 

To get an idea of how good Gene 
Hackman is in the now-playing 
"Mississippi Burning," the hypercritical 
actor listed it as one of only a half-dozen 
performances in a 50-plus film career 
that he was satisfied with. 

Hackman plays Rupert Anderson, 
formerly a rural Mississippi sheriff 
turned FBI agent. Anderson teams to- 
gether with Agent Alan Ward, played 
by Willem Dafoe ("Platoon," "The 
Last Temptation of Christ"), to investi- 
gate the disappearances of three civil 
rights workers in a 1964 backwards 
Mississippi town. 

"Mississippi Burning" is a powerful, 
intense movie which showcases Hack- 
man's incredible ability to portray an 
American everyman. 

No actor docs this as well as Hackman. 
From the hard-boiled Brooklyn narcotics 
officer Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle in 
"The French Connection" and its sequel 
to the withdrawn Harry Caul of "The 
Conversation" to the tough father-figure 
basketball coach in "Hoosicrs," Hack- 
man shows his versatility and depth. 
Even playing the humorous Lex 
Luthor in the "Superman" scries hasn't 
diminished his range in the least. 

In "Burning," Hackman's Anderson is 
the central character in the investigation 
as he balances Agent Ward's Robert 
Kennedy-Yankee idealism with his own 
personal knowledge of the back roads and 
people of the area. 

Anderson and Ward cross each other, 
but eventually Ward, the Bureau's top 
man on the case, releases his control on 
the investigation and strict policy adher- 
ence in favor of Anderson's more persua- 
sive means. 

Ward wants to go by the book, asking 
questions to zipped mouths, wading 
through swamps and enlisting hundreds 
of agents in the investigation. Ander- 
son's way is to squeeze testicles and hold 
razor blades to throats to get answers. 

As blood pours in "Angel Heart," 
another of director Alan Parker's 
films, Fire rages in "Burning." Churches 
are torched, houses dynamited and crosses 
blazed. They are equally matched, 
however, by the burning eyes of the 
blacks whose world the movie depicts 
so graphically. They are eyes of lost 
passion, but not lost pride. Eyes that 
burn with a righteousness suppressed by 
the cruelty they must endure. 

If any actor will beat out Gene Hack- 



man — as he most certainly will — it is 
Dustin Hoffman. 

Hoffman, like Hackman, gives perhaps 
the greatest performance of his career as 
the idiot savant Raymond Babbitt in 
"Rain Man." 

"Rain Man" is a movie quite different 
from "Mississippi Burning," yet both 
are, in a way, touching. With "Burning," 
it is the element of segregation and the 
cruelty towards blacks. In "Rain Man," it 
is the relationship that grows between 
Raymond Babbitt and his brother 
Charlie (played by Tom Cruise). 

The role was the most painstaking one 
ever played by Hoffman who, along with 
Robert De Niro, is as close to the perfect 
character actor as one can get. Hoffman 
wanted to leave only weeks into the 
filming due to the unrelenting difficulty 
and detail. 

Hoffman, however, is flawless as the 
retarded brother. Raymond Babbitt is 
autistic, completely unaware of the 
world, except through television and 
baseball games. Yet, he possesses a 
unique ability to memorize at a glance 
and recall with perfect accuracy anything 
from baseball statistics to the number of 
toothpicks scattered over a floor to a 
third of an entire phone book. 

Hoffman's performance allows Cruise's 
Charlie Babbitt to come to life as a car 
leaser who goes from a selfish 
manipulator in search of his inheritance 
to a compassionate, likable guy. Hoff- 
man is so good, in fact, that his perfor- 
mance may launch Cruise to an Oscar 
nomination as well. 

The tone for the film was set by Hoff- 
man, but it was undeniably the baby of 
director Barry Levinson. Levinson, 
who also did "Diner," "The Natural," and 
"Good Morning Vietnam," became the 
fourth director to try to tackle the project 
which took years to complete. Stephen 
Speilberg, Martin Brest and Syd- 
ney Pollack all took turns at bat, but 
only Levinson succeeded. 

Not only are Hackman and Hoffman 
good enough for Oscars, their perfor- 
mances propel their movies to be 
considered, too. Both have hit virtually 
every top-ten list in the country with 
critics and carry the box-office and the- 
matical weight needed during the stretch 
race near Academy voting time. 

These are two movies which reveal the 
best work of two great actors — Hackman 
and Hoffman. Both driven, both intense 
perfectionists but in different ways. 
Hoffman wants to capture the slightest 
details of his character right down to the 
slightest movement in a walk. Hackman 
works with a rough sketch of the charac- 
ter, filling in the blueprint as he goes 
along. 

Although neither is Redford, both 
abound with female fans due to their in- 
telligence, depth and sensitivity. For the 
woman who is sick of sex symbols, she 
often finds a Hoffman or Hackman re- 
freshingly vulnerable. 

There is a maturity, a cutting edge in 
their work that comes across on screen — 
a maturity and a breadth to their roles 
derived from experience: Hackman is 58; 
Hoffman is 51. 

Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman. 
They are two of the great actors of our— 
perhaps all— time. In an age where the 
emphasis seems to be style over sub- 
, stance, Hackman and Hoffman are two 
J substantial stars who will most likely be 
leading the pack when it comes down to 
the Oscar finish line. 




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Alice Berry: Bonne vivante 



By John R. Bush 

Staff Writer 



BERRY BIO 

Birthday: "That, my dear- 
is none of your 
business." 

Born: Duluth, Minnesota 

Degrees: Bachelors and 
Masters from University 
of Minnesota and a Ph.D. 
from Duke University. 

Favorite Authors: 
Yeats, Rabelais, Tolstoy 
and Homer's Odyssey. 

Favorite Music: Popular 
music, Jazz, Latin, 
Reggae and Classical. 



"I think I've really lived footloose and 
freer than most people my age. I'm fairly 
content with my life as it is." That is 
how Alice Berry, associate professor 
of French, describes her life. 

In support of that description, Berry 
says, "I've really been all over the United 
States — either visiting or living. ... I've 
been pretty much all around France ... 
[and] I really can't imagine doing any- 
thing besides teaching." 

Berry's passion for teaching is obvious 
in her conversation. "We all know," she 
says, "that in the real world, the intrica- 
cies of the subjunctive don't really mat- 
ter — whether or not you understand a 
particular poem isn't really important. 
But in the classroom, we can act like it 
does matter, that it is important." 

She describes the classroom exchange 
between students and teacher as a two- 
way street — students "are helping me to 
teach them and I'm helping them to 
learn." Berry credits that exchange with 
enabling her to achieve her ultimate goal 
of "my own education." 

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would most likely be a writer or 
journalist if not a teacher. 

Berry says that her passion for teaching 
stems from "not so much the challenge 
as it is the enjoyment" of teaching. 
When everyone is engaged in a common 
search for knowledge, there is "a personal 
reward in conversation." 

With a 14-hour teaching load, Berry 
says teaching is "very hard work, easily 
making for a seventy-hour work week," 
but not without highlights and disap- 
pointments. 

Berry says she was attracted to Cente- 
nary because of its "small, liberal arts 
setting." Her first experience with such a 
college was in college administration at 
Washington College, in Chestertown, 
Maryland. She was looking to stay in 
the setting when she came to Centenary 
in 1987. 

Berry finds Centenary students to be 
"very hardworking, as a group. They 
don't seem to take their education for 
granted." She says that because students 
are "committed to their education," 
teaching is more rewarding." 

Centenary's foreign language require- 
ment, in Berry's opinion, is good for 
students because the second language en- 
ables "people to learn more about their 
own language. It broadens their horizons 
and widens their world." 

Berry's area of specialization is French 
literature; specifically, the French Re- 
naissance. She has conducted extensive 
research on the French writer Rabelais. 
Her research has resulted in a book and 
five published articles, with a second 
book expected in about three years. 

For recreation, Berry likes to read — and 
not just literary things. "I read science 
fiction, detective stories and novels. I 
read about five or six books a month." 

Berry also enjoys dancing, drinking and 
talking, parties, traveling and cooking. 
She prefers French cooking, although 
not any one dish over any other, and she 
also likes Indian curries. 

In travel, Berry says she tries to go to 
Paris every other year. She claims she 
doesn't like being a tourist, so she most 
often establishes herself in one location 
for longer periods of time. "I don't like 
spending a day here and a day there." 

While in France, Berry says she visits 
museums — like the Culy with its me- 
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the Rodin with its sculptures scattered 
around the villa, but not the Louvre, it's 
"too big, too overwhelming" 

And she eats. "I eat very lightly during 
the day — breakfast, which is included 
with the cost of a room, and maybe a 
sandwich from a delicatessen. Then at 
night, I have extravagant dinners." She 
ranks French food as among the best in 
Europe — "certainly better than in Eng- 
land." 

Of the places she has not been in 
France, Berry says she would like to go 
to Grenobyl, in the French Alps, where 
her daughter is completing her second 
semester abroad. She would also like to 
visit more cities in the south of France. 

"When I'm in France," Berry explains, 
"I miss America, but when I'm in 
America, I miss France. A second lan- 
guage really makes you bi-cultural." 

She says she would also like to go to 
Greece or Russia. "I really don't like the 



cold, so Greece would probably be the 
logical choice ... I would visit the classic 
sights and soak up the sun. I love the 
Mediterranean climate. 

To her fantasy dinner party, Berry says 
she would invite Rabelais, Socrates, 
Homer, and Eleanor Roosevelt. When 
asked for her menu, she says, "Why not 
just tell stories? I can't imagine what 
we'd talk about. Maybe the wisdom of 
commitment — is it worth it — or the 
value of action." 

Berry is divorced and has one daughter, 
who is a junior at Duke University. "It's 
a pretty mutual advice-giving relation- 
ship we have. She worries that I work 
too hard." 

In five or ten years, Berry sees herself 
teaching, "and probably here." In that 
time, she would like to see the size of 
the faculty expanded, and a broader range 
of courses provided within the disci- 
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LIBRARY HOLIDAY HOURS 

Magale Library will observe the 

following hours of service during 

the Mardi Gras holiday: 

Friday, Feb. 3: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Saturday, Feb. 4: closed. 

Sunday, Feb. 5: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Monday, Feb. 6: 8 a.m. to 4:30 

p.m. 

Tuesday, Feb. 7: 8 a.m. to 4:30 

p.m. 

Wednesday, Feb. 8: regular hours. 

MSM Centenary's Methodist 
Student Movement holds its 
meetings every Thursday in Kil- 
patrick Auditorium from 5 p.m. to 
6:30 p.m. Steeple worship is 
every Wednesday at 10 p.m. in 
Brown Chapel. 

PEGASUS CONTEST Pegasus 

is sponsoring a literature and art 
contest for Centenary students 
only. First place ($25) and second 
place ($10) cash prizes will be 
awarded in four categories: po- 
etry, fiction, non-fiction and art. 
All entries must be submitted to 
Pegasus, Box 130, Campus Mail, 
by Feb. 17. Winners will be 
announced and given awards in 
the SUB on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. 

SENIOR TEST DATES Regis- 
tration for the GRE closes March 
1 for the April 8 test and May 1 
for the June 3 test. 



ART 



MAGALE LIBRARY On 

display from now until Feb. 28 in 
Magale Library Gallery are works 
by black artists. The show is titled 
"Pamoja." 

MEADOWS MUSEUM For 

quilt lovers and CP students, there 
is a showing of Afro-American 
quilts at Meadows Museum 
entitled "Who'd a Thought It: 
Improvisation In African- Ameri- 
can Quiltmaking." The quilts will 
be on display until March 12. CP 
Credit. 

TURNER ART CENTER 

Opening the new year at the 




On the evening of Feb. 20, 1987, the sold-out house at The 
Strand Theatre was awed and enchanted with what it saw and 
heard — demanding no less than four encores. The performers that 
night— the Vienna Choir Boys. 

They return to Shreveport on Friday, Feb. 10. The 
performance is at 8 p.m., and tickets are now on sale for $18, 
$15 and $9. 

The Louisville Times has said "Vienna Choir Boys enchant 
audiences." In vocal quality and repertoire, The Vienna Choir 
Boys are incomparable. Superbly trained, the choir delivers not 
only a full rich sound, excellent intonation and impeccable 
ensemble, they also put on one heck of a good show. 

All Centenary's music lovers will find a real treat in The Vienna 
Choir Boys. 

Martha Stuckey 

Clipboard Editor 



Turner Art Center are still lifes, 
landscapes and figurative paint- 
ings by Denise Presnell-Weidner 
of Shreveport. The paintings will 
be on display until Feb.4. 
Presnell-Weidner is an assistant 
professor of art at LSUS. 



HOMECOMING 



FACULTY FOLLIES On 

Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in 
Kilpatrick Auditorium faculty will 
represent students and perform 
skits that will be judged on talent/ 
creativity and audience response. 



SPIRIT NIGHT - MAROON 
AND WHITE NIGHT On 

Wednesday, Feb. 22 students will 
have the chance to show their 
school spirit with cheers and 
chants. This event will be in the N 
band shell (Kilpatrick if raining) 
at 7:30 p.m. 

TREASURE HUNT This event 
will begin on Monday, Feb. 20. 
The first clue will be posted at 
12:30 p.m. on the SGA Bulletin 
Board by the Student Activities 
Office. Clues will be posted daily 
at the same time and same place. 
This is not a team event. Indi- 



viduals or groups of any number 
may participate. No registration is 
required as this is an ongoing 
event. 
The prize will consist of $150 to 
be awarded to whoever locates the 
treasure. 



MUSIC 



FACULTY RECITAL On Feb. 
12 at 3 p.m. in Hurley 
Auditorium, Constance Carroll, 

Centenary's artist in residence, 
will give a piano recital. CP 
Credit. 

RENNER & MALLARD Ren- 
ner & Mallard will present a four 
hand piano recital at 3 p.m. on 
Feb. 19 in Hurley Auditorium. CP 
Credit. 

VIENNA CHOIR BOYS The 

choir from Vienna will be in 
Shreveport for a performance at 
the Strand Theatre on Feb. 10 at 8 
p.m. For more information contact 
the Box Office at 226-1481. 

WIND ENSEMBLE The Cen- 
tenary Wind Ensemble is having a 
concert in Hurley Auditorium on 
Monday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. 

WINTER TWILIGHT MUSIC 
SERIES The Hurley School of 
Music is presenting a musical 
happy hour on Tuesdays from 
5:15 to 6 p.m. until Feb. 7. Partici- 
pating artists are William Teague, 
Rick Rowell, Ronald Dean and 
Chandler Teague. Admission is 
free. 



THEATRE 



MAJORIE LYONS PLAY- 
HOUSE "Tartuffe," by Moliere, 
opens at the playhouse on Feb. 9 
and will run Feb. 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 
18 and 19. For more information 
call the Box Office at 869-5242. 



Clipboard is The Conglomerate' s entertain- 
ment calendar and schedule of campus events. 
All submissions should be turned in or sent to the 
Postscripts Editor in the Conglomerate office on 
or before the Friday preceding publication. The 
address is P. O. Box 41 188, Centenary College, 
Shreveport, LA, 71 104. 

The list of Cultural Perspectives is not com- 
plete. Check signs posted on campus or with Dr. 
Beltinger for a complete list. 



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Sports: Ladies tackle 
tough season.. .p. 9 



Postscripts: Art crosses 
racial barriers... p. 13 




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Centenary College of Louisiana Vol. 83, No. 9 



February 23, 1989 College Press Service 



Faculty supports Greek system 



By Karen Townsend 

Staff Writer 

The faculty voted Monday to leave fra- 
ternity and sorority rush in the fall, end- 
ing a semester long debate over the Edu- 
cational Policy Committee's proposal to 
defer rush to the spring. 

This past week, all six Greek 
organizations came together as one group 
to protest the changing of fall rush. 
Signs were posted all over campus say- 
ing, "Just say no to spring rush." Then, 
on Monday, approximately 50 to 60 
Greeks were out in front of Kilpatrtick 
Auditorium lobbying against spring 
rush. 

Zeta Tau Alpha member Sherry 
Gillis, junior, said, "I am disappointed 
in the Greeks. They acted like it was 



another social event. It wasn't business- 
like, and it wasn't serious." 

To help the Education Policy 
Committee find out how the majority of 
students felt about a deferred rush, the 
committee surveyed students at registra- 
tion. The poll results showed that more 
than 50 percent oppose the proposal, 30 
percent are undecided, and less than 20 
percent of the student body support the 
issue. 

The Education Policy Committee then 
decided to let the final decision of deferred 
rush rest with the faculty. "I think the 
Ed-Pol committee is addressing what 
they feel is the problem," said Mac 
Coffield, sophomore senator. 

There were several members of the 



Campaign commences 



By David Leimbrook 

Staff Writer 

Centenary College is embarking on a 
$13 million capital funds drive — the 
Fulfill the Vision Campaign. The cam- 
paign was authorized by the Board of 
Trustees in September, 1988, and was 
launched at the beginning of 1989 with a 
scheduled date of May, 1991, for the 
completion of the fund drive. 

"The vision we have for Centenary's 
future is of a beakthrough to a whole 
new level of quality education; and now 
is the time to fulfill that vision," ex- 
plained President Donald Webb. "We 
shall seek large funding for faculty sup- 
port, student facilities, a transformed 
Mickle Hall, a new social sciences 
building, a Jack London Center, music 
library ... a renewed Centenary for the 
21st century." 

According to Paula Soderstrom, 

secretary to the vice-president, there has 
been much excitement generated among 
the college's faculty, friends and 
supporters concerning the campaign. 
Contributions and commitments have 
already come in for the capital drive. For 
example, the Velma Davis Grayson 
Chair of Chemistry, the tenth and most 
recent endowed chair at Centenary, is the 
first major gift to the Fulfill the Vision 
Campaign. 



In order to assess the crucial needs and 
priorities that should be addressed by the 
campaign, a survey was conducted. The 
survey polled all concerned parties of the 
college and included all pertinent re- 
sponses in the formulation of the cam- 
paign's priority needs and goals. A cam- 
paign committee has been appointed to 
implement these priorities and to handle 
the day-to-day tasks of the fund-raising 
drive. 

Harvey Broyles is the General 
Chairman of the committee and Bill 
James is co-chairman. Other members 
of the campaign committee include Sam 
Peters, trustee chairman, Dr. Earle 
Labor, faculty chairman, Virginia 
Shehee, alumni chairman, Nancy 
Carruth, church chairman, and Bob 
Davis, chairman of the Shrcveport- 
Bossicr area. 

Endowment for faculty-staff develop- 
ment, student facility renovations and 
student scholarships are among the most 
pressing of Centenary's needs that the 
campaign will focus on. 

Some of these goals could be realized 
within a year and a half, such as 
completion of the Jack London Research 
Center and the music library. Also, with 
the construction of a new social sciences 
building, the increased capacity of Mag- 
ale library will pave the way for the 
acquisition of more up-to-date materials. 



Greek organization that felt letting the 
faculty decide the outcome of rush was 
unfair. "I think it is unfair that the 
Greeks did not get any representation in 
the meeting. Power politics is involved, 
and the only way around it is to have a 
secret ballot," Gillis said. 

The poll taken by the committee 
shows the opinion of the majority of the 
students, so why was the issue kept 
alive? "I think the poll affirms that the 
current rush policy is acting in the best 
way for the students," said junior Janna 
Knight, SGA president. 

Bruce Allen, chairman of Student 
Life Committee stated, "If by doing the 
poll the Education Policy Committee is 
trying to reflect the students opinion, 



then they are doing the wrong thing by 
sending the issue to the faculty. I think 
the poll weakens their case. If the 
Education Policy Committee didn't care 
what the students thought, why even do 
the poll?" 

The committee followed due process by 
handing over the rush issue to the fac- 
ulty. Knight said, "According to the 
structure, the faculty does have a right to 
decide. But, I feel it is unfortunate the 
faculty has a say-so over this issue that 
affects the students so much. It could 
make the students feel that what they 
have to say is unimportant." 



see "Rush" page 4 




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Brookshire's grocery stores, will be 
speaking Thursday, March 2. Phi Beta 
Lambda, national business fraternity, 
will be hosting Brookshire at its Leader- 
ship Seminar. Brookshire will speak in 
the third floor auditorium of Jackson 
Hall at 11:15 a.m. All students and fac- 
ulty are welcome to attend. 

Council publishes 
student travel guide 

The Council on International Educa- 
tional Exchange annually publishes a 
guide to special opportunities for travel, 
study and work overseas available to 
students. 

The catalog contains information on 
special air fares, rail passes, 
accommodations, tours and car rental. It 
also includes descriptions of programs 
for study, work and volunteer service in 
dozens of foreign countries. 

The catalog also provides an applica- 
tion for the International Student Identi- 
fication card. This card is recognized in- 
ternationally as proof of student status 
and allows the student to take advantage 
of special offers and discounts. 

To obtain the Student Travel Catalog, 
send $1 for postage and handling to 
CIEE, Dept. 16, 205 E. 42nd St., New 
York, NY, 10017, or call (212) 661- 
1414. 



Students y faculty > 
staff present papers 

The 63rd Annual Louisiana Academy 
of Sciences in Alexandria on February 2- 
4 included two paper presentations by 
Centenarians: "An Assessment of the 
Conflict Resolution Syndrome" by se- 
nior Kayla Myers, senior Christofer 
Jensen and Dr. Lewis Hettinger, 
professor of psychology, and "A Model 
Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator 
and Small Groups to Enhance Discus- 
sion in a Biology Classroom" by Dr. 
Bradley McPherson, professor of bi- 
ology, and Lee Anne Turner, director 
of career planning and placement. 



CODOFIL sponsors 
summer programs 

The Council for the Development of 
French in Louisiana will offer a variety 
of study programs to Louisiana high 
school students, university students and 
French teachers. Scholarships are avail- 
able for most programs. The following 
CODOFIL programs will be available 
this summer: 

**The Universite dc l'Etat a Mons in 
Mons, Belgium, will offer a four- week 
program to Louisiana French education 
majors, French majors and French teach- 
ers. The program runs from July 9 
through Aug.4 and is for college credit. 

The cost of the program is $1,550. 
This includes air fare, ground transporta- 
tion, tuition, room, breakfast, lunch and 



excursions to Ardenne, Burges and Brus- 
sels. Scholarships are available. 
**The Universite Catholique de l'Quest 
in Angers, France, will offer a four-week 
program to high school juniors and se- 
niors, Louisiana French education majors 
and French majors for college credit. The 
cost is $1,820 which includes air fare, 
ground transportation, tuition, room and 
complete board. Scholarships are avail- 
able. 

The university offers four week-end 
excursions at an additional cost. The 
program runs July 3-29. 
**The Universite de Poitiers in La 
Rochelle, France, will be offer courses to 
Louisiana French teachers for college 
credit. The cost is $1920 and includes air 
fare, ground transportation, tuition, room 
and weekday meals. The session will run 
July 3-29. Scholarships are available. 

Anyone interested in these programs 
should contact the foreign language de- 
partment or write CODOFIL, 217 West 
Main Street, Lafayette, La., 70501. Re- 
quests for applications must be received 
by March 1, 1989. 



French festival 
features fine arts 

The third annual Festival International 
de Louisiane will be held April 20-23 in 
Lafayette, La. Over 800 performers from 
15 countries and provinces are expected 
to attract 250,000 people to this year's 
festival which is dedicated to the celebra- 
tion of the bicentennial of the French 
Revolution. 

The festival will feature a variety of 
music, dance, theater, visual arts and in- 
ternational cuisine. Chefs from around 
the world will prepare food from around 
the French-speaking world. Music will 
range from pop to classical to folk. Per- 
forming artists can be seen on stage or 
on street corners. For more information, 
write to Festival International de 
Louisiane, P.O. Box 4008, Lafayette, 
La., 70502, or call (318) 232-8086. 



French students can 
study in Canada 

The Council for Development of 
French in Louisiana is offering several 
programs of study in Canada this sum- 
men 

**The Universite de Quebec in Trois- 
Rivieres, Quebec, will offer a six-week 
program to Louisiana French majors, 
minors and teachers for college credit. 
The cost is $1,835 which includes air 
fare, ground transportation, tuition, room 
and board. The program runs from July 3 
to Aug. 1 1 . Scholarships are available. 
**The CEGEP in Trois-Rivieres, Que- 
bec offers a six -week program to 
Louisiana high school juniors and se- 
niors for college credit. The cost is 
$1,835 and includes transportation, room 
and board. The program runs from July 3 
to Aug. 11. 

Anyone interested in these programs 
should contact the foreign language de- 
partment or write CODOFIL, 217 West 
Main Street, Lafayette, La., 70501. Re- 
quests for applications must be received 
by March 1, 1989. 



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Media influences race relations 



By Julie Henderson 

News Editor 

During his recent visit to Centenary's 
campus, former State Department 
spokesman Hodding Carter III mod- 
erated a discussion on the topic "Local 
Media and Its Effects on Race Relations 
in Shreveport." This discussion was a 
project of the Black/White Communica- 
tions Task Force with the cooperation of 
Centenary College. 

Carter was asked to moderate because 
of his journalistic background and his 
views on racial problems in the commu- 
nity. 

His father earned a Pulitzer Prize for 
coverage of civil rights issues in their 
family-owned newspaper Delta Demo- 
crat-Times in Mississippi. After gradu- 
ating from Princeton in 1957, Carter re- 
turned to Mississippi to work for the 
paper. He acquired a job working for 
former president Jimmy Carter's cam- 
paign in 1976. After the election, Carter 
became Assistant Secretary of State for 
Public Affairs. 

In 1979, he drew national attention as 
the government spokesman during the 
Iran hostage crisis. He answered re- 
porters' questions during special press 
conferences almost every night during 
the siege. His open personality soon led 



to honest and respectful relations with 
the press. 

Honesty and respectfulness in the press 
were the main issues of the discussion. 
Panelists included Neil Erwin, attor- 
ney and civic activist; Melissa 
Flournoy, director the The Lighthouse; 
Bettinita Harris, Metro editor, 
Shreveport Times; Hilry Huckaby, 
city councilman; John Lee, KWKH 
radio personality; Andrew Pontz, 
KTBS news manager; and Dr. Rosetta 
Reed, professor at LSU-S and authority 
on civil rights issues. 

Carter started the discussion by asking 
each panelist to make a statement about 
the issues they would like enlightened. 
Flournoy brought up the idea that the 
newspaper "media creates images and la- 
bels, as well as shapes opinions and 
attitudes of the community." She felt the 
basis of the riot in Cedar Grove was a 
communication breakdown. 

Lee felt the media was caught in "a 
time-trap." He said the media should stop 
categorizing people: "The story is the 
crime committed, not the color of the 
person who did it." 

While others touched on the topic of 
the media, Reed announced that the 
problem was "not racial, it is the sys- 
tem." She emphasized the "power of 
education." Shreveport needs "a sound 



Dean helps students 



By Mickey Parker 

Staff Writer 

Most students on campus would agree 
that the quality of the professors at 
Centenary is one of the strong points of 
the college. Low student to teacher ra- 
tios and a high percentage of doctorates 
on faculty are two things that are attrac- 
tive to potential students. 

In spite of this, the law of chance dic- 
tates that eventually some students will 
encounter a professor who acts in a un- 
professional manner, possibly to the 
point of harassment. 

On investigation The Conglomerate 
has found several students who have 
complained of professor misconduct in 
the form of verbal abuse, unexplainable 
grade changes, sexism and racism. When 
this unprofessionalism occurs, students 
are often not aware of official complaint 
procedures or are fearful of backlash if 
they complain. 

According to Dr. Dorothy Gwin, 
dean of the college, professor unprofes- 
sionalism is not a problem at Cente- 
nary. She says that the number of offi- 
cial student complaints against profes- 
sors her office receives ranges from one 
to three complaints a year. 

Gwin believes that accusations of un- 
professionalism in the form of verbal 
abuse arc actually instances in which the 
Professor feels close enough to the stu- 
dent to jokingly direct comments toward 
a student that may appear sarcastic. She 
says that "students sec an authority fig- 
Ur e," but "teachers see a friendly atmo- 
sphere." 

Gwin says that students should direct 



any complaints about unprofessional 
action to the department chairman. She 
said that if students are uncomfortable 
confronting the chairman with a com- 
plaint, they should talk to their advisers 
about their complaints. 

A couple of students have criticized 
the complaint procedure, saying they 
believe the professor always wins when 
there is a conflict with a student. Gwin 
responds to this saying, "Students 
should feel that they will be heard by 
the department chairman or by me," and 
though not every situation is handled in 
the way students would like, "there are 
compromises from the professors side." 

The dean says she believes that 
professors are eager to resolve problems 
with students because on such a small 
campus it is important for professors to 
"know how the students feel about 
them." 

One student has criticized the dean's 
office's handling of complaints against 
professors. This student, who asked to 
remain anonymous, said Gwin seemed 
indifferent when she issued a complaint 
against a professor. 

Gwin said that she regrets that she 
may have seemed indifferent, but ex- 
plained that as an arbitrator in handling 
complaints she must remain neutral. 

This student went on to express gen- 
eral dissatisfaction with the way her case 
was handled by the dean's office. Gwin 
said that any student who does not get a 
problem resolved should come back to 
her office. 



educational base" for its children. 

One issue raised was the education of 
reporters covering these stories and 
whether or not they have adequate back- 
ground to walk into any situation and 
not offend the people around them with, 
as Huckaby said, "ill-posed questions." 

Reed felt the media only covers the 
negative, never the positive, in the black 
community. Pontz disagreed, saying that 
the media reports on "the houses that 
burn, not the one's that don't." 

Flournoy emphasized reporter sensitiv- 
ity. Reed felt the media must have an 
understanding of the environment sur- 
rounding the topics of their stories. 

Huckaby asserted that the facts sur- 
rounding the riot were available months 
before it happened, but the lack of media 
coverage of the black community hid the 
obvious. All the panelists suggested 
getting to know each other, stating that 
the media should open its eyes and real- 
ize that there are two sides to every 
story. They agreed that since the media 
covers the whole area and influences 
people so much, then the media must be 
responsible for presenting both sides. 

The floor opened for audience com- 
ments after an hour of panel discussion. 
The main issue stressed by the audience 
was education, that children should be 
educated on the issues burdening society, 



as well as reading, writing, and arith- 
metic. 

Audience members emphasized teach- 
ing. The topic switched from the original 
issue of the media. One audience member 
said, "The media needs to cover educa- 
tion." She said reporters should get into 
the school system and report on the cur- 
riculum, the teachers, the students and 
the administrators. She also said, "The 
black community simply asks for equal- 
ity. How can blacks and whites compete 
in the job market and become 'equal' if 
both sides aren't educated the same way?" 

The consensus of the discussion was 
that the media, and only the media, can 
help these discrepancies. Once the prob- 
lems are brought to city-wide attention, 
the next steps are the solutions. "We 
need to stop complaining about our 
problems and do something about them," 
said another audience member. 

The panelists and the audience empha- 
sized throughout the evening that the 
problems in this community lie with the 
people who refuse to come to discus- 
sions such as this, not the people who 
do come and that as the opinion leaders 
and image-makers, the media must help. 

Carter summed up the discussion, say- 
ing, "The tragedy is not the riot itself, 
but the silence when there was not a 
riot." 



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4 THE CONGLOMERATE, FEBRUARY 23, 1989 



College emits caring atmosphere 



Editor's Note: This is the third of a 
six part series studying the worth of a 
liberal arts education. 

By Shelley Thomas 

Staff Writer 

This school, Centenary College of 
Louisiana, is one of many small, pri- 
vate, liberal arts colleges in this region. 
Where, then, does the school fit into this 
picture? 

Caroline Kelsey, director of admis- 
sions and enrollment, notes that "a lot of 
us are very similar in that the schools 
that are really liberal arts oriented offer 
small classes and a personal approach." 

According to the statistics found in 
Peterson's Annual Guide to Undergradu- 
ate Study (1988), she is correct. The 
text notes that Centenary, Millsaps and 
Hendrix Colleges all have "moderately 
difficult" enrollment policies; Rhodes 
admission is considered "very difficult." 

Enrollment at these institutions is very 



similar. Centenary enrollment is noted at 
965, while Millsaps enrollment is 
1,358. Enrollment at Hendrix is 1,007, 
and enrollment at Rhodes is 1,226. 

The student-faculty ratios, which are 
determined by comparing the number of 
students to the number of faculty mem- 
bers, are also very similar. At Centenary 
and Rhodes, the ratio is 9:1; the Mill- 
saps ratio is 13:1; the Hendrix ratio is 
14:1. 

The average tuition for these schools, 
as reported in Peterson's is $6,080.75. 
The tuition at Centenary is $5,110, 
while tuition at Hendrix, Millsaps and 
Rhodes are $4,598, $6,035 and $8,580, 
respectively. 

Even in their publications they sound 
similar. The viewbook for Hendrix 
quotes Chris Turner, a student, who 
said, "I found at Hendrix what so many 
other schools lacked — genuine personal 
attention." 

Centenary's viewbook quotes a faculty 
member who says, "If you want to be 



lost, don't come to our college. You 
can't get lost here. Someone will care, 
one way or another, what happens to 
you." 

The viewbooks all seem to suggest 
that education is more than merely 
studying. They suggest that they offer a 
growth experience as a person and not 
just as a student. 

They suggest a real commitment to a 
background and the idea of truly prepar- 
ing their students for achievement in 
graduate schools. 

Kelsey says that Centenary attempts to 
help the student become "the best student 
that he or she can be." She feels that this 
can be seen as successful because many 
students get into graduate schools in the 
East that they could not get into as un- 
dergraduates. 

Kelsey further notes that "Centenary 
has always had a good reputation. I think 
that we have a long way to go to do it 
[Centenary] the justice it deserves." 

Kelsey suggests that some schools 



"Rush" from page one 



separate themselves from the crowd by a 
focus on a special facet. For example, 
Colorado College has gained an increased 
reputation because it teaches one class 
for a few weeks. Drake University fo- 
cuses attention on the use of computers 
to distinguish itself. 

Good Housekeeping (October 1988) 
singles out Hendrix and Millsaps as two 
of the fifty "Best Bargains in Colleges." 
Changing Times also notes that value of 
these two colleges (March 1988). 

However, none of the preceding col- 
leges made U.S. News and World Re- 
port's "America's Best Colleges" listing 
for regional colleges. In the past, both 
Centenary and Millsaps have made the 
"Best Buys" list by the same magazine. 

Kelsey also notes that the college is 
reaching for the quality found in many of 
the well-established liberal arts colleges 
like Swarthmore, Carleton, Birmingham- 
Southern and Bryn Mawr College. 



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Many faculty members are concerned 
with student performance in class during 
rush. Coffield commented, "I think the 
faculty has a vested interest and probably 
has concerns about performance in class. 
But, during rush, most Greeks were in 
class, and the ones that weren't were pe- 
nalized." 



Just this year the rush policy was 
changed to an extended rush, which lasted 
for a period of two weeks, scheduling all 
activities on weekend nights. "The new 
policy has only been in effect for one 
year. I think the delayed rush should be 
given a chance before any new policies 
are made," Knight remarked. 



"If the students feel a 
lack of support from the 
college on this issue, 
then they may not feel 
the need to give support 
to the school in the fu- 
ture." 



■Janna Knight 



The Student Life Committee proposed 
to keep rush the same for three years and 
then re-evaluate the issue after the allot- 
ted time has expired. The Student Life 



Committee proposal was brought up in 
the faculty meeting Monday, and was 
also defeated. 

Allen commented, "Personally, I like 
the idea of a spring rush, but I won't 
voice that in the meeting because I have 
to go with what the Student Life Com- 
mittee proposed." 

Knight feels the timing of the decision 
is ironic. "The decision is happening 
during Homecoming week. The students 
that are here now will be alumni, and 
Centenary counts on alumni for support. 
If the students feel a lack of support from 
the school on this issue, then they may 
not feel the need to give support to the 
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THE CONGLOMERATE. FEBRUARY 23. 1989 5 



Senate presents clinic referendum 



By Maggi Madden 

Managing Editor 

Centenary's literary magazine Pegasus 
will soon have a computer to aid its staff 
with type-setting and layout of the mag- 
azine. Editor Samuel Lewis, senior, 
told the senate in its Feb. 21 meeting 
that the college's Administrative Council 
has approved his request for a loan of 
$1,500 for the purchase of the computer. 

Sophomore Senator David Fern, 
who is head of the senate's student fees 
committee, reported to the senate that his 
committee met this past week with good 
results. He said he was pleased with the 
number of senators who showed up to 
help the committee. 

Fern said that his committee will 
circulate a petition sometime in the 
coming week to see how many students 
support his proposal to raise student 
fees. 

At this time, the senate hopes to raise 
student fees by $15, from $70 to $85, to 
relieve the senate's budget crunch which 
has been caused in part by the rising cost 
of supporting the student media. 

In other senate business, SGA Vice 
President Marc England, senior, an- 
nounced that several SGA elections and 
appointments are scheduled for the com- 
ing weeks. 

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establishing an infirmary on campus. 
The ballot will allow students to vote 
yes or no to a proposal to levy a $10 per 
semester charge on all full-time under- 
graduate students to fund the infirmary. 

Students may cast their ballots from 1 1 
a.m. to 2 p.m. in the SUB or at dinner 
Monday evening in the cafeteria. 

Physician's fee proposal 

The SGA in conjunction with High- 
land Hospital is evaluating plans for an 
infirmary to be established beginning in 
the fall of 1989. The facility will be 
available for all Centenary students, fac- 
ulty and staff. 

The proposition includes the follow- 
ing: 

Students will be charged $10 per 
semester which will be added to the Col- 
lege Catalog as a "Physician's Fee." 

Faculty and staff will be charged $10 
per semester as a separate fee which will 
also go into the Physician's Fee fund. 

This $10 charge per semester covers 
the cost of maintenance of the facility 
including doctor, nurse and supplies. 

On-campus services 

The infirmary will offer office hours 
three days a week: Monday, 8 a.m. to 10 
a.m.; Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 
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rendered on a first come, first serve basis. 

Family practitioners from Highland 
hospital will staff the facility and will be 
assisted by either a registered nurse or an 
LPN. 

This practitioner will be able to diag- 
nose and prescribe for most basic medical 
needs including sinusitis, cold and flu 
complications, stomach problems and 
other common illnesses. This will also 
include very basic lab work. 

The doctor will also function as a 
referral for any specific needs of the pa- 
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Low-cost emergency care 

Highland Hospital will also discount 
emergency charges assessed to any stu- 
dent, faculty, or staff member according 
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which areas follows: 

StatCare is Highland Hospital's 24- 
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emergencies. A price of $41, payable in 
cash at time of service, includes 
immediate medical evaluation, diagnosis 
and treatment by a physician exclusive of 
X-rays and laboratory tests, and prescrip- 
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gency condition. 

SGA committee chairmen 

Next Tuesday the student senate will 
appoint chairmen for its entertainment, 



elections and forums committees in its 
regular meeting. Signs have already been 
posted around campus giving informa- 
tion about the appointments. 

Any students interested in holding one 
of these positions should pick up an ap- 
plication from Jim McKellar, director 
of student activities, in the student 
activities office, 101 SUB. 

The form should be filled out and re- 
turned to McKellar by tomorrow at noon 
so that the appointments can be made on 
Tuesday. Applicants are encouraged to 
attend the senate meeting to lobby for 
themselves. The meeting begins at 11 
a.m. in the Centenary Room in the 
South Cafeteria. 

For more information, applicants can 
call junior Christy Wood, elections 
chairman, at 869-5453. 

Lagniappe elections 

The Yoncopin will hold Lagniappe 
elections Thursday and Friday, March 8- 
9, in the SUB during lunch and in the 
cafeteria at dinner. 

Students will elect four representatives 
from each classification on the basis of 
their contributions to the college through 
academics or other meritorious achieve- 
ment on campus during the school year. 

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David Duke's democracy 

In elementary school, a young child is taught that anyone can be- 
come the president of the United States. Likewise, in this state, we 
have learned that anyone (absolutely anyone) can become a represen- 
tative in the Louisiana House of Representatives. 

This anyone is David Duke, who happens to be a state con- 
gressman-elect and a former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan (not 
necessarily a coincidence). Once again, Louisiana has shown the 
nation the essence of democracy — that even a schmuck can be elected 
to a political office. 

Of course the important part of this election is not that Duke is a 
schmuck but that the voters elected a schmuck. Exactly what was in 
the minds of the citizens who cast their ballots for Duke? Were they 
too hung-over or still too drunk from Mardi Gras that they lost their 
senses and did not realize what they were doing? Probably not. The 
problem in this election is that the slim majority of voters electing him 
fully realized what they were doing. 

Although Duke ran for state office on the Republican ticket, he is 
actually a very active member in the Populist Party. Unknown to most 
Americans, Duke ran for president in 1988 on the Populist Party 
ticket. His platform focused on issues that appeal to white middle 
class men and their wives. In essence, like most experienced .politi- 
cians, Duke told the people what they wanted to hear. 

The Populist Party's platform calls for a "meat and potatoes" kind 
of America. It calls for the repeal of the federal income tax laws 
because it serves as a burden on the middle class. In general it 
promises no new taxes (sound familiar?). It wants to protect Ameri- 
can jobs and industry by setting up protective tariffs and restricting 
immigration. The platform upholds a strong defense that "defends 
America, not the world." In other words it calls for isolationism. The 
party especially loathes gun-control laws and welfare programs except 
for the needy (whatever that means). 

The party, and David Duke, particularly crowns themselves the 
"open defenders of the rights of white people." The party platform 
immortalizes Thomas Jefferson's principle of "equal rights for all; 
special privileges for none." Under this umbrella, they call for an end 
to bussing for desegregation of public schools, an end to quotas and 
an end to affirmative action programs. 

Furthermore, Duke is a fairly good politician. He is articulate. He 
calmly and logically presents his opinions. Unlike most people 
involved in the Ku Klux Klan, Duke does not throw chairs at talk 
show hosts or openly burn crosses (at least not on television). 
Anyone who saw his late-night television spots during his presidential 
campaign or his appearance on Nightline last Monday cannot help but 
be timidly impressed. As a political scientist might say, "He's really 
smooth." 

Duke is prone to set up enemies so his followers will develop both 
sympathy for him and anger toward others. For example, he continu- 
ously criticizes what he calls the "minority-racist media" and the "ultra 
liberal press." He criticizes Congress for supposed inadequacies con- 
cerning immigration, defense and foreign policy. He criticizes the 
Supreme Court for "interfering with the rights of states" on issues 
such as school prayer, abortion, and criminal rights. 

The important question now is why was David Duke elected? 

Perhaps the press assisted his election by continuously attacking 
Duke for his opinions and background. Even Ronald Reagan, who 
was never known for his concern for civil rights, gave public support 
to his opponent, John Treen. The Republican national committee 
criticized the former Grand Master as well. This ignited resentment 
within Metairie citizens who felt that outsiders were interfering with 
their elections. This happened in the 1950s and 60s as outside forces 
sought to enforce desegregation and civil rights. 

Some political scientists, like Dr. Rodney G runes, associate 
professor of political science at Centenary, think that Duke's election 
is simply an extension of what has happened in the south since the era 
of civil rights awareness. Duke is the young product of Dixicrats 
(Southern Democrats) who upheld segregation and eventually 
switched to the Republican party. Even today citizens elect senators, 
like Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, who actively worked for 
the preservation of segregation. 

Whatever the contributing factors, it seems obvious (and a bit 
horrifying) that people believe in him and his vision. To most people 
electing Duke to political office is worse than hiring Ted Bundy as a 
baby-sitter, but in Metairie, he gave the people what they wanted. 
And as paradoxical and twisted as this may seem, it is the essence of 
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Wouldn't it be nice if KSCL could re- 
ally get off of the ground? Oh, they're 
trying but they can only do so much. 
After all once you get past Gumbeaux's 
they become a static enigma. You may 
say that you never listen to KSCL, but I 
can assure you that it, along with the 
Yoncopin, Pegasus and The Conglomer- 
ate, is still a valid part of the media, and 
it needs your support . 



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GUEST COLUMN 



TRICIA 

MATTHEW 



The Chronicle of Higher Education, 
which is the New York Times of educa- 
tional news, has pointed out that college 
radio stations all over the country are 
coming into their own, especially those 
with alternative formats. The article says 
that new music has a greater chance of 
receiving air time on a college radio. 

That's saying a lot folks. KSCL could 
be to alternative music, what KTUX is 
to top forty music. The only problem is 
that no one would be able to hear it, and 
if they could, the condition of KSCL's 
equipment would prevent the station 
from producing good sound. KSCL has 
great potential. 

All they need is money. 

Let's take a look at the Yoncopin. Yes, 
I know it's been criticized, but it still has 
a lot of potential. The staff now has the 
same system that The Conglomerate en- 
joys with two Macintosh Plus comput- 
ers and laser printer. Everyone would like 
to see color in The Yoncopin with lots 
of great pictures and some creative de- 
signs. No one wants to see a repeat of 
last year's book. 

Part of what they need is money. 

Then there's Pegasus. You know, the 
literary magazine that gives students a 
chance to express themselves in a variety 
of different ways. Pegasus is finally 
coming to the computer age. This year's 
staff will purchase their first Macintosh. 



They can also be heard reading poetry 
over KSCL. 

Finally, you can't look at the media 
without taking a close look at The Con- 
glomerate. I won't even pretend to be 
objective. In 1986 The Conglomerate 
was an eight-page paper housed in a two 
room office that was most definitely not 
conducive to producing a paper. 

Three short years later, The Conglom- 
erate has climbed out of a still-unex- 
plained debt, purchased four Macintosh 
Plus computers and a laser printer that 
has cut the cost of printing the paper and 
improved it's quality 100 percent. How 
did they do all this? 

They did it with money. Oh, they 
worked and still work hard, but out of 
the four media, they receive the most 
benefits. All it took was hard work and 
money. 

Now, you ask, where is the money go- 
ing to come from? Well, it can come 
from one of two places the students or 
the administration. 

If the administration becomes the main 
financial supporter of the media, it will 
have more say in who runs the media, 
how the media is run, when the work 
will be done and what will be presented 
in it. Right now the student body is the 
main financial supporter of the media. 

We all need more money, and we need 
that money to come from you, the 
student. Printing fees are going up 
(they've gone up ten percent in the past 
month), production equipment will need 
to be updated, and all four media staffs 
need to be able to go to conferences to 
make them more qualified and better 
equipped to do a good job in their 
respective media. 

With the proper financial backing the 
media can be a powerful voice for the 
student body and a productive recruiting 
tool for the college. The media, more 
than any other body on campus can show 
the calibre of the Centenary student to 
the college and to the community. 

Editor's note: Tricia Matthew, sopho- 
more, is an English major from Bossier 
City, Louisiana. She is editor in chief of 
The Conglomerate. 



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THE CONGLOMERATE, FEBRUARY 23, 1989 



Campaign lacks needed challenges 



If there were a students' Bill of Rights, 
then the right to a quality education 
would be one of the basic foundations of 
that document. Do we, as students of 
Centenary College, have that right guar- 
anteed? Let us examine the current situa- 
tion. 



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GUEST COLUMN 



DAVID 

FERN 



When considering colleges to attend I 
finally came to three choices: Centenary, 
Birmingham Southern and Trinity. I 
chose Centenary over the other two be- 
cause of the friendliness of the students 
and because it had a good reputation. 

In looking back, I cannot determine 
whether or not I made the right choice. 
In looking closer at the other two 
schools, I now see that they are ahead of 
Centenary in terms of academic quality. 
They attract better students through 
stronger scholarship programs and better, 
newer facilities. 

For example, Centenary's highest aca- 
demic scholarship only pays full tuition. 
In comparison, Birmingham Southern's 



largest academic scholarship pays every- 
thing and then gives a stipend for the 
student to spend to further his or her 
academic pursuits. 

Centenary is now in the process of 
striving for the same academic quality 
with its "Fulfill the Vision" campaign. 
Under the current proposed campaign a 
base goal of $13 million with a chal- 
lenge goal of $21.5 million will be 
raised. 

These funds will be used to increase the 
number of endowed chairs, increase 
scholarships, develop the faculty, reno- 
vate several buildings, create a Jack 
London Research Center and create a new 
social sciences building. 

I commend the college on its initiative 
to improve our quality. The goals are 
solid ones which will enhance Cente- 
nary's ability to educate. The problem I 
have is, like many other organizations, 
the goals have been set too low. Our 
current vision barely rises above the fog 
of mediocrity. To really improve the 
quality of Centenary to a significant 
scale requires striving for higher goals. 

I would like to see a base goal of $50 
million and a challenge goal of $75 mil- 
lion. It is better to aim for the stars and 
miss than to aim for a pile of dirt and 
hit. 

In addition, there are other aspects of a 



quality liberal arts education than just 
academics and facilities. It means a well- 
rounded, cultured student. To achieve 
this, there needs to be more to Cente- 
nary. This college must bring in well- 
known speakers that students would be 
proud to tell their children that they had 
the opportunity to hear. 

There also needs to be better entertain- 
ment in the sense of bands that the stu- 
dents would really like to see. I would 
like to see a band like REM play at 
Centenary College each semester. The 
college needs a better yearbook, newspa- 
per, literary magazine and radio station. 

To achieve these things would take 
money. Mario Cuomo is coming in 
April to speak at Centenary. Due to an 
engagement the next day in Texas we are 
getting him cheap for $10,000. This 
chance of a lifetime speaker is consum- 
ing a large majority of the Forums bud- 
get. Speakers of this caliber will cost 
large sums of money. I want speakers 
like Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Richard 
Nixon, Bob Dole and Kurt Von- 
negut. 

How about being able to hear bands 
not only the entire student body would 
come out to see, but the general com- 
munity at large? How about an incredible 
yearbook with color spreads? How about 
a newspaper being able to report on all 



aspects of campus life? Finally, how 
about a radio station that can be heard in 
Cline Dorm and all across the city? 

The administration and faculty are ta- 
king the right first step, the 
improvement campaign. If we the 
students want better services and more 
opportunities then we must also take a 
first step. Why wait for your ship to 
come in when you can swim out to it? 
College should be a kaleidoscope of 
images which linger in the memory of 
its students' minds forever. 

To fulfill this vision, the money must 
come from somewhere. Our school needs 
to have student fees of the amount which 
would be able to provide the entertain- 
ment described. 

Our present student fees are $55 a 
semester after insurance is taken out of 
the original $70. In comparison with 15 
other colleges this amount is one of the 
lowest. We, the students, should con- 
tribute to improving our alma mater. We 
have the ability to do this by raising the 
amount that we pay in student fees. One 
does not achieve excellence without 
making sacrifices. The time is now to 
capture the vision. 

David Fern, sophomore, is an 
economics major from Baton Rouge, 
Louisiana. 




Equality extends to all 

Dear Editor: 

Your editorial on January 19, 1889 
will surely serve as a reminder that if we 
are to advance as a country and as a 
society, it is imperative that people do 
not stereotype each other on the basis of 
sex, race, color or anything else, but see 
one another as individuals, casting aside 
each and every prejudice. 

Though your editorial stands replete 
with its positive credits, it made one 
suggestion that greatly troubled me. You 
insinuated a criminality at a white person 
using the lifelong ingrainings of an anti- 
black attitude by his culture as an excuse 
for any form of bigotry. 

I agree, but in the next sentence, you 
suggested white people should understand 
and accept a black person holding a bitter 
"chip on his shoulder" because of cen- 
turies of white-dominated society. 

Don't you consider this a double stan- 
dard? The black person acquired his 
prejudices in the same manner as the 
white person: the associations of his 
upbringings. Therefore, is it not logical 
that accepting the ingrainings of the past 
as an excuse for a racial grudge is 
unacceptable for a black person, a white 
person, a Hispanic person, a martian 
person or any person? 

Seeing that Dr. King's "dream" was 
that "people from all walks of life be 
treated equally," how would he feel about 
permitting one race's spite while another 
race is harshly admonished for holding 
the same feelings? 

Have you ever considered that calls 
from people claiming to be civil rights 
activist to establish this double standard 
increase hostilities in both the black and 
white communities? Some white people 



resent this call for a double standard that 
weighs against them. 

Because of years of double-standard 
bellowing by so-called civil rights ac- 
tivists, osmosis requires that some black 
people begin to expect this standard. 

So the expectations and resentments of 
this double standard heat the stage for the 
ignition of such incidents as the Miami 
and Cedar Grove riots, the Forsyth, Ga., 
white supremacist uprising, and the 
election of David Duke. 

We've seen the damage that results 
from these two-faced expectations. 
Shouldn't this teach us that no double 
standards are paved in the road to Dr. 
King's dream? Yes. 

To insure that it will never happen 
again, we should never forget our history 
of segregation and slavery, but yet to 
achieve the total equality of Dr. King's 
dream, we must plow forward in spite of 
our past with the spirit of brotherhood 
among all races — a spirit that holds no 
grudges. 

Mickey Parker 

Freshman, New Orleans, La. 



Be true to your school 

Dear Editor: 

Jane: "Joe, would you look at those 
guys standing down there?" 

Joe: "I know it, Jane. Can you believe 
they would actually come to a game and 
have fun?" 

Jane: "Don't they know that you are 
not supposed to stand and show school 
spirit at a small school like this. I wish 
they'd sit down." 

Joe: "Don't worry, Jane. I'll go tell the 
security guard that we would like to 
watch the game in peace." 



Unfortunately the above scenario actu- 
ally seems to take place here at Cente- 
nary. Where at other schools spirit at 
games is loved, here at Centenary, it's 
almost like it's avoided like the plague. 
Here we are at one of the few schools in 
Division I where students are allowed in 
free at the game and we can't even fill 
our small gym (except for UALR and 
Homecoming). 

At first we believed that this letter was 
not going to have to be written after all. 
The UALR game could have been a 
turning point. The game was great, the 
fans were great, and we won. No way, 
we should have known better. The fol- 
lowing Saturday, in a game as important 
or probably even more so than the 
UALR game, the stands were half full, 
and they were dead. 

Okay, so maybe the Gents played a 
little flat, but that's where the students 
come in. When the team comes out a 
little low, it's the fans who should pick 



them up and motivate them. Why do you 
think coaches appreciate a home court 
advantage? 

Come on people, we've got a really 
talented team this year that really de- 
serves better fan support than they've 
gotten. They need several hundred 
screaming, standing fans each game in- 
stead of 15 or 20. If the students have 
any team pride and school spirit, it 
should be shown at the games — all of 
them, not just UALR and Homecoming 
(where people get paid to do it). 

One last little note to everyone who 
keeps telling the security guards to tell 
us to sit down. We are only college stu- 
dents a few years, so we are going to 
stand. If you can't see, sorry for the in- 
convenience, but fortunately there are 
plenty of empty seats in the Gold Dome, 
so move to where you can. 

Don Vansandt and the Front Row 
Regulars 




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8 THE CONGLOMERATE, FEBRUARY 23, 1989 




Centenary shines in UALR victory 

Gents remain unpredictable 



By Scott Wallace 

Sports Writer 

There is good news and bad news. 

First, the good news. The Gents upset 
arch-rival Arkansas-Little Rock. 

Now, the bad news. The Gents lost 
their last three games since then and have 
slipped from a possible third-place rank- 
ing in the TAAC to seventh overall. 

On Feb. 4 against Houston Baptist 
down in the Lone Star State, it took all 
the Gents could muster to beat the hap- 
less Huskies. 

Sophomore Larry Robinson netted 
the game-winner with only one second 
remaining to give Centenary a dramatic 
82-81 victory. 

Houston Baptist's Reggie Gibbs hit 
a running 14-foot shot to give the 
Huskies an 81-80 lead with only three 
seconds remaining, but junior guard 
Pete Scalia's baseball pass to Robin- 
son allowed Robinson to nail a 14-footcr 
for the win. 

Robinson led the Gents with 18 
points. Junior Byron Steward had 16, 
sophomore Blaine Russell had 14, 
junior Fred McNealey scored 12, and 
sophomore Patrick Greer and junior 
Marro Hawkins chalked up 10 each. 

The Huskies, who shot a blistering 62 
percent from the field compared to the 
Gents' 44, were led by Gibbs' 19. 

In probably the greatest victory in 
years for the Gents, Centenary overcame 
a 12-game losing streak to upset the 
hated Trojans 114-113 in overtime. It 
was Robinson who clinched the win for 
the Gents with a dunk with only nine 
seconds to play. 

UALR entered the game deadlocked 
with Georgia Southern for first place, 
but guards Greer and freshman Tyrone 
Coleman combined for 42 points. 



Greer had 25; Coleman, 17. McNealey 
had 21, Robinson had 17, Steward had 
13 and Russell had 12 as well. 

The Trojans stayed close, thanks in 
huge part to Carl Brown's 46 points 
for the night. They overcame second-half 
deficits of 12 and 13 points each to send 
the game into overtime. 

Ironically, James Scott, who beat 
the Gents last year with a 13-foot jumper 
with just seconds to play, wound up the 
scapegoat as he missed a one-and-one 
with only five seconds to play. 

However, Sam ford walked into the 
Gold Dome two nights later and rather 
rudely woke Centenary up with a crush- 
ing 101-87 defeat. 

The Bulldogs broke an eight-game road 
losing streak and, in the process, snapped 
a Gent eight-game home winning streak 
as well. 

Samford blew the game open in the 
first half after a slow start, taking a 53- 
40 lead into the locker room. The Gents 
could never cut it to less than six from 
then on. They shot fired 70 percent from 
the field and took advantage of some 35 
Centenary personal fouls. 

Richard Sutherland led the Bull- 
dogs with 22 points and 11 rebounds. 
Arnold Hamilton added 20 and 
Stanley Wormley netted 17. Once 
again, Robinson led the Gents with 27. 
Greer added 19 and McNealey, 16. 

In Atlanta, things did not improve 
much. Georgia State handed Centenary 
an 82-75 thumping. 

The Gents led by three points with 
only five and a half minutes left but were 
outscored, 14-4. GSU's Willie Brown 
canned an eight-foot jumper with seconds 
left to crush any comeback attempt. 

Again, Robinson led all scorers with 
25 points. Greer had 13. 

Lanard Copeland had 22, James 



Golf takes the 'green ' 



By Marc de Jong 

Sports Editor 

Centenary's golf team members are 
uncovering their clubs, because this 
weekend they'll open the second half 
of their season. It will be a 
"doubleheadcr," that will put them on 
the course for four days. 

The Gents will play their rounds in 
Lufkin, Tex., competing in the 
Crown Colony Tournament hosted 
by Stephen F. Austin on Saturday 
and Sunday. Then the team will drive 
to Jackson, Miss., to compete in the 
Pepsi Invitational at Jackson State 
University on Monday and Tuesday. 

The Gents had an excellent fall 
campaign, highlighted by the victory 
in the Hal Sutton Invitational, Cen- 
tenary's home tournament, last 
November. But the spring season in- 
cludes the TAAC championship that 
makes this part even more important. 

During the fall the the Gents were 



led by senior Charles Rougeau. 

Rougeau had an average score of 74.2 
strokes for the 18 holes. "We're all 
excited to play, because we've ended 
last year fairly well." 

Rougeau continues, "I'm glad we 
got into the Crown Colony. It's a 
nice tournament and it has a good 
field with (University of) Houston 
and Lamar." 

The other senior on the team is 
Brad Olsen. He is optimistic: "I 
think the team is going to play well 
this semester. Hopefully, our strong 
finishes in the last two tournaments 
will carry over into the spring sea- 
son." 

The team will be on the road a lot 
this semester. The Gents will play 
six tournaments in places like New 
Orleans, Atlanta and Virginia. 
Unfortunately for the fans, the eight- 
man squad under the guidance of 
coach Peter Winkler will not play 
close to Shreveport. 




Andrews had 18 and Rodney Turner 

had 16 for the Crimson Panthers. 

There was one bright note, however, 
for Centenary. McNealey became only 
the fifth Gent in history to grab more 
man 700 rebounds for a career. 

Then, it was on to Mercer. It was more 
of the same as the Eagles put it on the 
Gents, 102-92, in overtime by scoring 
the first seven points of the period. 

The Gents led 47-39 at the half, but 



McNealey, Steward and Hawkins all 
fouled out in the second half. Robinson 
got two of his 33 while shooting 16 of 
20 from the floor, however, to send it to 
overtime. But, the Gents ran out of gas 
and were outscored 18-8 over the period. 

The Gents are now 6-8 in TAAC and 
11-12 overall. They host Georgia 
Southern tonight at 7:30 p.m. and 
Stetson Saturday at 1:30 p.m. for 
Homecoming in the Gold Dome. 




P1IOTO BY SAMUEL IliWIS 



1 he Centenary students in rare form. Led by the Theta Chi's they contributed to 
a very spirited night in the Gold Dome. With the conference leader Georgia 
Southern visiting tonight, the Gents wouldn't be hurt by another student-stand 



THE CONGLOMERATE, FEBRUARY 23, 1989 



Rain slows men's tennis 




By David Leimbrook 

Sports Writer 

The Centenary Gentlemen's tennis 
team might find the going rough at the 
beginning of the season because five of 
the top six players graduated last year. 
However, coach Jimmy Harrison 
feels that things will get better as this 
year's young, but talented, team matures. 

Losing five seniors has left the Gents 
low on experience, but coach Harrison 
thinks his young team will develop into 
a force to be reckoned with in the TAAC 
West region. 

Dirk Rainwater, sophomore, will 
lead off for the Gentlemen as the number 
one singles player; following in the 
number two spot will be Kevin 
Hutchingson, a freshman from Little 
Rock. Sophomores Chuck Bell and 
David Hesser are scheduled to open 
the season as number three and four sin- 
gles respectively, with freshman Scot 
Fankhouser and sophomores Leeth 
Harper and Clint Gwin vying for the 
final two singles spots. 

This spring's matches lead to the 
TAAC Conference West Tournament in 
Houston April 14-15. If things go well 
in Houston, the Gents will then play in 




the TAAC Conference Finals on April 
21-22. Conference matches begin on 
March 1 5 when traditional TAAC power 
UALR plays the men's team at home. 

Rain put a damper on the home opener 
for the Gents when bad weather forced 
cancellation of the match against South- 
ern Arkansas University. The match has 



been rescheduled for March 3, at home. 

Perhaps the Gents should have prayed 
for rain during their match last Sunday 
with the University of Southern Missis- 
sippi — which they lost 7-2. Rainwater 
won the number one singles match, 
while Gwin and Hesser won the number 
three doubles. 



Ladies face tough, long season 



By Marc de Jong 

Sports Editor 

On Feb. 25 the softball Ladies will 
have their first date with the diamond. 
On that day they will start their 1989 
spring season. The Ladies have a sched- 
ule ahead with many games and tough 
opponents. But the Ladies are ready, and 
they already have the first feather in their 
cap this year: The NAIA has ranked the 
Centenary women's softball team 33rd in 
the national pre-season poll. 

The opening game against Stephen F. 
Austin College in Nacogdoches, Tex., 
will mark the start of the third season of 
women's softball under coach Tami 
Cyr. 

She has great expectations for the up- 
coming season. "I'm looking for big 
things this season. We've been practicing 
real hard, and I'm really excited. A lot of 
our kids can hit the ball, our pitching is 
really good. Sandi [Dion, sophomore] 
and Tracy [Tifenbach, junior] have 
been doing real well, and everybody has 
been in their positions before, so we 
have experience." 

This year's team will return ten players 
from last year and will feature three new 
faces. Two of the returnees are seniors 
Sheri Wynn and B.J. Home, who 
will also be the team's two captains. 

Centenary's pitching staff will consist 
of only two players, Tifenbach and 
Dion. That means quality, but no 
quantity. The two Ladies will have to 
Work a lot. 

Tifenbach, in her third year on the 
team, is cautious. "It's going to be a 
long, tough season. We have a small 
team, so we'll have to stay healthy." 

Dion is more optimistic when she 
*ooks ahead: "[The season] looks 
Promising. Teamwork will be important 
though. [That] is why it is important 
that we get along like we do. We are 
good friends." 



Sophomore Laura Stuart looks 
ahead to the season as a challenge: 
"There are a lot of big NCAA teams on 
the schedule. Teams like Tech, Northeast 
and Stephen F. Austin. But if we do well 
against these teams, we can move up in 
the rankings." 

Stuart is an outfielder, but she will 
double as the team's trainer. She's confi- 
dent in her team "I think we should do 
well. We've got a lot of experience, and 
our pitching machine has helped us a lot. 
It has improved our hitting, but it's go- 
ing to take a team effort." 

The schedule is tougher than in recent 
years. Coach Cyr explains that it is time 
for the Ladies to move up."We've been 
getting a lot better, and I think now we 
can improve by playing the stronger 
teams. Easy opponents won't improve 
us. And only three teams get to the Na- 
tionals." 

The Ladies will qualify for the Tri- 
District NAIA tournament, if they have a 



record of .500 or better against NAIA 
teams, because they'll automatically win 
their one-team district. There they will 
face two other district champions. The 
winner of this showdown will place it- 
self for the National Tournament in 
Midland, Michigan. 

Centenary will have the advantage that, 
if they qualify, they'll get to host the 
Tri-District tournament. But the favorite 
in the region is the second-ranked Uni- 
versity of West Florida. They were the 
team that kept Centenary out of the Na- 
tionals last year, but the Ladies are ready 
for them. "They will be the favorites", 
says Cyr, "but they'll have to play their 
best to beat us." 

The Ladies home field will be at 
Meadow view Park on Shed Road in 
Bossier City. To get there, go north on 
Airline Drive from Shreveport-Barksdale 
Highway, and take a right on Shed Road. 
Meadowview Park is on the right hand 
about 1.6 miles down. 




PHOTO BY DOUG ROBINSON 

Tracey Cobb, jr., and her teammates will play some 45 games in two months. 



Track team has first run 

The newly formed Centenary track 
team ran their first meet last Sa- 
turday at Northeast Louisiana Uni- 
versity Indoor Meet. The team, 
which consisted of 5 runners and 
coach Dr. Robert Galvan, had 
tough competition from Louisiana 
Tech, Southern, Memphis State, 
Sam Houston State, Samford, 
Northwestern, Northeast, UAB and 
Alabama State. 

Centenary's best result came from 
freshman Norm Davidson, who 
was one place shy of a place with 
the final six when he came in 
fourth in the semi-final on the 800 
meters. None of the other runners 
made it to a final. 

In the 4x400 meters relay, the 
Gents were ousted in the quarterfi- 
nals when they finished second to 
Sam Houston State. 

The Gents' next event will be at 
McNecse University on March 4. 

Ladies win in Georgia 

The Gymnastics team notched up 
another win on their record when 
they beat Georgia College in 
Milledgeville on Feb. 10. The 
Ladies scored a season high of 
178.05. Georgia College scored 
175.6 points. 

Georgia's Christine Morris led 
the individual standings with 36.8 
points, followed by two Ladies: ju- 
nior LeAnn English (36.5) and 
freshman Monique Murphy 
(36.25). 

The next home meet for the 
Ladies will be March 3 against 
HBU. 

Rain beats baseball 

Centenary's baseball team saw its 
season opening spoiled by rain, as 
their first four dates were cancelled 
because of a water-logged playing 
field. The Gents just hope that this 
season's start will not be as bad as 
the spring of 1987, when their first 
nine games were rained out. 

Intramurals update 

The play-offs are in the picture 
now as basketball intramurals have 
ended their regular season. Four 
teams in each league had qualified, 
and they started postseason play last 
Tuesday. 

In Men's A league the Alums 
were to meet Kappa Sig 1 and the 
first-place Theta Chi A team, 
played the fall football champs 
BAD. In Men's B league, Aviators 
took on Faculty and the unbeaten 
Bulls faced Theta Chi B. In the 
Women's league Zeta met Chi 
Omega in the finals. 

Tuesday's last minute results: 
Kappa Sig 1-Alums 56-64 

Theta Chi A-BAD 48-490T 

Bulls-Thcta Chi B 42^130T 

Softball, racquctball and pool are 
the sports for March. Anyone who 
wants to participate in these sports 
should sign up in the Gold Dome, 
room 206. There is a $2 entry fee 
for racquctball and pool. 



10 THE CONGLOMERATE. FEBRUARY 23, 1989 



NCAA rule evokes controversy 



By Marc de Jong 

Sports Editor 

Editor's Note: The following article 
is the second of two articles that will 
examine a recent development in college 
athletics. Part two focuses on the effects 
of Proposition 42 on student-athletes. 

Recently there has been commotion 
about a new NCAA rule called Proposi- 
tion 42, aimed to tighten recruiting 
rules. The new bylaw forbids colleges to 
give financial aid to people who don't 
make the academic requirements. The 
rule will become effective in August 
1990. 

Proposition 42 was accepted at the 
1989 NCAA convention held in January. 
Proposition 42 is a modification of an 
older NCAA rule, known as Proposition 
48, which is currently in effect. Under 
Proposition 48, entering freshmen must 
have a mini-mum high school GPA of 
2.0 and a sufficient score on a SAT or 
ACT, to be eligible for college athletics. 

People who make only one of the the 
two requirements are called partial 
qualifiers and they will have to show that 
they can make the grades in their 
freshman year without playing sports. 

Under Proposition 48, a college was 
allowed to give a student a scholarship 
and take the chance that this potential 
athlete would never make good enough 
grades to play. Under Proposition 42 
colleges can only give a scholarship to 
athletes who fulfill both requirements. 

Proponents of the rule claim that it 



will tell high school students that they 
must study if they want to play sports in 
college. This message is consistent with 
the NCAA's aim to put more importance 
on the word student in the term student- 
athlete. 

Some proponents also believe that the 
new amendment will establish a higher 
standard of academic integrity for recruit- 
ing colleges and for athletes, so that nei- 
ther party can take advantage of the 
other. 

Centenary voted in favor of Proposi- 
tion 42. Walt Stevens, Centenary's 
athletic director, explains Centenary's 
point of view: "One of the reasons is 
that it fits our philosophy at Centenary. 
We don't, won't and haven't taken any 
partial qualifiers. There is a real concern 
that a person entering [college] should 
have a good chance to graduate. It isn't 
fair [for institutions] to exploit players, 
using their talents, without them having 
a chance to graduate." 

Stevens notes that this decision was 
made by himself, Dr. Donald Webb, 
president of the college, and Dr. 
Dorothy Gwin, dean of the college, 
before he went to the NCAA conference 
in San Fransisco. He also mentioned that 
the coaches at Centenary agree with this 
point of view. 

But there wouldn't be a controversy of 
course, if there weren't many opponents, 
some of whom are quite notorious. A 
few days after Proposition 42 was ac- 
cepted, John Thompson, head coach 
of the Georgetown Hoyas walked off the 
basketball court during a nationally tele- 



vised game of his team. He received a 
standing ovation for this action, from 
both the crowd and his players. 

John Chaney, basketball coach at 
Temple University, wrote a very sharp 
criticism of the new rule in Sports Illus- 
trated, in which he described the rule as 
anti-black, because it effects mainly 
black student-athletes. 

The opposition claims that the NCAA 
puts too much stress on the standardized 
test scores, thereby impeding those peo- 
ple who don't test well. The SAT has 
been criticized in the past to be biased 
towards middle class people and thus be 
discriminating against minorities. Also, 
it is claimed that the rule is unfair to- 
wards low-income people, who can't af- 
ford to go to college without a scholar- 
ship. 

Others say that the new proposition 
came too soon after Proposition 48, 
which came into effect in 1986. In their 
opinion the effects of the old rule have 
not been analyzed enough to justify an- 
other change. 

The NCAA president's commission has 
already proposed legislation that will 
postpone Proposition 42, until a com- 
plete study of the effects of its predeces- 
sor, Proposition 48, becomes available 
in 1991. Currently, there are some 1800 
partial qualifiers in college in the US. 

Stevens adds though that now that the 
dust has settled, more and more people 
including college presidents and athletic 
directors are voicing their support for 
Proposition 42. Letters to Sports Illus- 
trated and the NCAA news support this. 



Bob Smizik, a columnist for the 
Pittsburgh Press, has sharp criticism on 
the loud actions of several college 
coaches and says: "The outrage of these 
coaches is, for the most part, phony. 
They are not so much concerned about 
denied opportunities for black athletes as 
they are concerned about winning 
basketball games." Smizik points out 
that all Proposition 42 does is 
redistributing scholarships to athletes 
who may be not so good on the field, 
but who are more deserving students. 

The rule is not the end for students 
who don't make their grades. They still 
have the option to go to junior college 
or to a school affiliated with the NAIA. 
Students who don't have the academic 
requirements for other reasons (those 
who were admitted before they finished 
high school or before they took the SAT 
or ACT) can still receive financial aid 
and play, if they petition to the NCAA 
and explain their situation. Stevens says: 
"The rule is not designed to keep stu- 
dents from playing." 

So Centenary students who fall in 
these categories can still walk on to a 
team, but it may take some paperwork. 

When it comes to Centenary's compe- 
titiveness in Division I, Stevens thinks 
this new rule is to the advantage of the 
Ladies and Gents. "This helps us, be- 
cause we can't bring in partial qualifiers 
[because of Centenary's admission stan- 
dards]." 

Proposition 42, however interpreted, 
has definitely revamped an old argument 
over the importance of college athletics. 




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THE CONGLOMERATE, FEBRUARY 23, 1989 11 




Event evokes nostalgia 



By Erica Johnson 

Staff Writer 

"Remembering Now and Then," 
Homecoming Spirit Week 1989, is in 
full fling spreading Centenary spirit in 
honor of the Gents contest with Stetson 
University this Saturday afternoon. 

Spirit Week got off to a successful 
start with the Treasure Hunt which began 
Monday. Clues have been posted every 
day on the SGA bulletin board in the 
SUB. The treasure consists of $150 to be 
awarded to the team or individual who 
first locates the prize. 

Faculty Follies provided light fun and a 
bit of competition to Spirit Week Tues- 
day night. Last night at Spirit Night 
competition, teams showed how much 
spirit they actually have. 

Tomorrow night, students can create 
still more spirit during Pre-Homecoming 
Night Out at Mama Mia's at 7 p.m. 

Saturday's agenda is full of spirit-rais- 
ing events from morning to late into the 
night. Campus organizations will set up 
booths in the SUB Saturday morning for 
the Organizations Fair. 

Immediately following will be the tra- 
ditional Doo-Dah Parade. The parade be- 
gins its route at 11 a.m. at Meadows 
Museum. Each campus organization may 
enter a float of any form, shape, or fash- 
ion. Each entry will be judged on origi- 
nality, appearance, effort and of course 
spirit. 

Banners for the banner contest must be 
up in the Gold Dome by 1:00 p.m. Sat- 
urday. They will be judged at that time. 
Criteria for judging this competition are 
creativity, originality, colors, thematic 
expression (use of mascots) and overall 
appearance. Winners for this event will 
be announced at half time of the Home- 
coming game. 

Spirit Week 1989 has undergone some 
positive changes under the direction of 
the Student Activities Board (SAB). This 
year, the first place winner will receive 
$150 and a trophy that will be passed on 
to each spirit winner in years to come. 
Second prize is $100, and $50 goes to 
the third place winner. The winner of 
Spirit Night received a spirit stick. 

Efforts were made to make this year's 
competition more fair. Policy changes 
include having one judge per or- 
ganization, having judges selected by the 
organizations and having only four 
events judged. The judged events do not 
require a lot of money to win. In addition 
there is a closer point spread, all events 
are worth the same amount of points and 
smaller groups may combine forces. 

The Gents meet Stetson for the big 
game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Gold 
Dome. At half time, two former athletes 
will be named to the Athletic Hall of 
Fame — football player Conway Baker 
('35) and baseball and basketball star 
Cecil Upshaw ('64). 

The Homecoming dance, sponsored by 
SAB, will be from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at 
the Shreveport Country Club, featuring 




PHOTO BY DO'JG ROBINS J?J 

Faculty member Wilson Brent of Church Careers frolics in folly and fun with frogs during Homecoming Spirit Week. 



Betty Lewis and the Executives. 

Homecoming Royalty is made up of 
seven very talented women this year. 
Donna Marie Ball is a senior 
biology major from Bossier City. She is 
a member of Chi Omega Sorority, 
Omnicron Delta Kappa and was Cente- 
nary Lady 1988. 

Leslie Cole, senior, is a business 
major from Little Rock, Ark. She is a 
member of Chi Omega, is a Theta Chi 
daughter and was a member of Phi Beta 
Lambda. 

Carol Dean is a sociology major 
from Shreveport. A junior, her activities 
include being membership chair-person 
for Zeta Tau Alpha, member of Tau 
Kappa Epsilon Order of Diana and James 
Dorm Council president. 

Lisa Clare Dean, a senior sociol- 
ogy major from Dallas, is a member of 
ZTA sorority, was Panhellenic President 
for the fall semester 1988 and is a Theta 
Chi daughter. 

Laura Lael Ellis is a senior theater 
arts major from Shreveport. She was 
president of ZTA sorority in 1988, is a 
member of Alpha Chi Scholastic Frater- 
nity and participates in Rivertowne 
Players. 

Teresa Kuykendall, senior, is a 
business major from Little Rock. She is 
historian for ZTA sorority and competes 
for the Centenary Ladies varsity tennis 
team. 

Maureen Tobin, junior, is a psy- 
chology and foreign language major from 
Shreveport. She is on the Dean's list, a 
member of Alpha Chi Fraternity and is 



Postscript's editor for The Conglomerate. 

Hundreds of Centenary alumni will re- 
turn to Centenary this weekend to cele- 
brate the occasion. The alumni weekend 
begins with the Alumni Association's 
Awards Banquet Friday night at Barksdale 
Air Force Base Officers Club. 

Recognition of outstanding alumni and 
friends of the college will be a high 
point of the Homecoming Awards Ban- 
quet. Sam P. Peters, a 1939 under- 
graduate, will be inducted into the 
Alumni Hall of Fame, the biggest honor 
an alumnus can achieve. 

After working over 30 years with 
Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Peters 
organized his own consulting firm to 
render management services of evalua- 
tion, negotiation, sale, merger, ac- 
quisition, liquidation and planning and 
forecasting. 

Now "semi-retired," Peters has handled 
transactions in 40 states, Europe and 
Africa. He is a frequent speaker at soft 
drink association meetings at the state 
and national level. 

At Centenary, Peters is an active 
member of the Board of Trustees and, 
among other projects, has taken a leader- 
ship role in creating the Jack London 
Research Center. 

Hoyt Yokem, who will be named 
Honorary Alumnus, is also a member of 
the Board of Trustees and serves as 
chairman of the Development Commit- 
tee. He is an active member of the Gents 
Club. 

Yokem is President of Yokem Toyota, 
Inc.j in Shreveport. He was honored with 



the 1987 Toyota Touch President's 
Award, the highest achievement in cus- 
tomer satisfaction and dealership perfor- 
mance. 

Also named Honorary Alumnus will be 
Shreveport native Norman V. Kin- 
sey. An independent oil and gas pro- 
ducer, he is active in real estate and gen- 
eral investments. 

At Centenary, Kinsey and his wife, 
Peggy Wright Kinsey, a 1950 grad- 
uate have initiated and participated in en- 
richment study programs and endowment 
opportunities, including the renovation 
of Jackson Hall. 

Fariebee Parker Self, a 
mathematics professor at Centenary for 
over 30 years, will be named Honorary 
Alumna. Described by her colleagues as 
a "master teacher, counselor and friend," 
Self is remembered for the personal at- 
tention she gave to each and every one of 
her students. 

After her retirement she continued to 
tutor students for a number of years in 
spite of her failing eyesight. 

Also honored at the banquet will be Dr. 
David Throgmorton, associate pro- 
fessor of sociology, who has been se- 
lected as this year's Outstanding Teacher. 

David Henington, '82, will assume 
the presidency of the Alumni Associa- 
tion from Sara Hitchcock Lang, '62. 

Friday night's awards banquet is open 
to all alumni and friends of the honorees. 

Homecoming Spirit Week 1989 is 
sponsored by the Alumni Association, 
Student Activities Board and Captain 
D's. 



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12 THE CONGLOMERATE, FEBRUARY 23, 1989 



Escaped Images 'Choreogroove' 



By Scott Wallace 

Staff Writer 

They are quite good, thank you, and 
they are quite back. They are Escaped 
Images, the Centenary College Dance 
Company. 

They are performing their 6th Annual 
Dance Concert March 3, 4 and 5 at the 
Marjorie Lyons Playhouse. 
Members include Centenary alumnae 
Marijane Buck and Laura Ellis, se- 
niors Abby Barrow and Andrea 
Kronenberg, sophomores Tina 
Bradley and Aimee Poston, fresh- 
men Anna Maria Sparke, Cherie 
Spalding and co-directors Candace 
Earnest, lecturer in dance and Ginger 
Folmer, assistant professor of dance. 
However, there are many others in the 
ensemble, including the largest group of 
male dancers in the group's six year 
existence. 

This concert features "Choreogroove," 
the first score ever commissioned and 
performed expressly for Escaped Images. 
It is supported by a grant from the 
Shreveport Regional Arts Council with 
funds from the City of Shreveport. 

"Choreogroove" musically is the com- 
position of Centenary alumnus George 
Hancock, son of professor Dr. Alton 
Hancock, and Roger Barnes. Also, 
playing saxophone on the movement is 
Gary Hallquist, son of a former Cen- 
tenary professor himself. 

Choreographed by Earnest and Folmer, 
"Choreogroove" explores how dancers 
and musicians react to each other. It 
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and music so that the music "dances" and 
the movement "sings." 

Two more works highlighting the 
concert are "Morning Rhythms" and 
"Street Swallow." Both are centered 
around life in the city. 

"Morning Rhythms" is an experimen- 
tal tap based upon life in the morning of 
four city apartment dwellings, placing 
the sounds of the city instead of music as 
the background tempo. 



"Street Swallow," choreographed by 
senior Charlie Jimenez, captures the 
essence of the rough-and-tumble of the 
city streets. 

"Blind Spot" focuses on the 
complexities of human relationships and 
the meaning of it all through the trials 
and tribulations of love. 

A duet choreographed by Aimee Pos- 
ton, "Letting Go," features her and senior 



Lenzy Fisher dancing to the theme of 
problems occurring when one party 
wants out of a relationship and the other 
doesn't. Another duet, "Apollo and 
Artemus," features sophomore Daryl 
Tuminello as Apollo, god of the sun, 
as he gives up the earth to Artemus, 
portrayed in dance by Anna Maria 
Sparke. 

The evening features the return of 
Laura Ellis, an Images member currently 
training on scholarship in New York's 
Martha Graham School. She will be 
performing in a regional competition 
March 29 through April 1 at the Univer- 
sity of Southwestern Louisiana. 

Three very special guest artists of the 
Inner City Row Dance Company — De- 
wanna Lovelace, Andre Whitaker 
III; and Luther Cox, Jr. — will all 
perform as well. They will dance to 
Cox's "Requiem Before Revival." 

The music includes compositions from 
Sting, David Byrne, Yoko Ono, 
Tracy Chapman, Chicago, Kenny 
G., and Tangerine Dream. 

"We try to do all kinds of dancing so 
that we do something everyone will en- 
joy," said Folmer. 

Performances are Friday, March 3, at 8 
p.m.; Saturday, March 4, at 8 p.m.; and 
Sunday, March 5, at 2 p.m. Ticket prices 
are $5 for adults and $3 for students and 
may be purchased by calling the play- 
house at 869-5242. 

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dents to compete at the American Col- 
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THE CONGLOMERATE, FEBRUARY 23, 1989 13 



Art transcends color 



By Tonia Norman 

Staff Writer 

Black & White: A Joint Venture in 
the Arts. If this brings up images of 
black and white Americans getting 
together to create a work of art, then 
you're halfway correct. 

The Black and White Joint Venture 
in the Arts is the result of blacks and 
whites working together, but their 
work of art is not some limited, 
tangible object. Rather, it is the 
independent effort of black and white 
artists to show the community at 
large that artists are socially 
conscious people and that they want 
to and do work together. 

Coordinated by Pamoja, a local 
organization of black artists, and the 
S toner Art Center, a primarily white 
organization, the Black & White 
Joint Venture in the Arts will 
celebrate black/white cooperation by 
presenting several activities in the 
month of March. 

The Venture, co-chaired by 
Roosevelt Daniel, chairman of 
the art department at Southern 
University, Ernest Baylor, a local 
black artist, and Bruce Allen, 
assistant professor of art at Cen- 
tenary, brings together artists of all 
kinds in the Shreveport-Bossier City 
area to celebrate and focus attention 
on black/white communication. 

Allen stressed that the Venture was 
not a result of the new Shreveport 
Black/White Communications Task 
Force. "The Venture is an 
independent effort in the arts, 
conceived and produced by black and 
white artists from the area to focus 
on black and white arts. Its purpose 
is to focus attention on black and 
white community relations," Allen 
said. 

Allen added that a secondary goal of 
the Venture is to let people know 
that artists are community leaders, 
not just "decorators." He said that the 
Venture represents "expression 
through different mediums" of the 
reality of black/white cooperation in 
the community. 

A series of events featuring black 
and white artists in all artistic 
disciplines (dance, theater, music, and 
visual arts) is planned. The Venture 
will open with a Black/White Art 
March beginning at the Barnwell 
Center downtown on the riverfront. 
Opening ceremonies will be held at 
the opening of the Southern Univer- 
sity-Metro art show at the Afro- 
American Museum. 



Art 

Art shows at Southern University 
Afro- American Museum, Meadows 
Museum and the S toner Art Center 
are already in progress. Southern will 
open its Black/White art show on 
Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at its 
Metro campus at 610 Texas Avenue. 
Meadows is currently showing 
"Improvisations," a show of Afro- 
American Quilts, until March 12. 

The S toner Arts Center is 
presenting, as part of the Youth 
Enrichment Program, a show of 
student art. < 




The LSU-S Noel Memorial Library 
will present the Caddo Parish Schools 
Art Show through the month of March. 
The Spring Street Museum is showing 
"Shreveport and Its Environs." 

The Loft, an organization of local 
artists, will collaborate with Arts In Ac- 
tion to present a project highlighting 
black and white local artists on March 
19. 

On March 6 at 6:30 p.m., the Shreve- 
port Art Club will sponsor a Black 
Artist Demonstration at the Barnwell 
Center. 

Music 

Local artists will also get together to 
celebrate black and white musicians. 
Musicians express community awareness 
and cooperation through song and lyric. 

Enoch's will host several musical 
groups throughout the month. On March 
4, Trout Fishing in America will 
play to benefit the Youth Enrichment 
Program. Warren Caesar Zydeco 
Band will play at Enoch's on March 10 
at 9 p.m. Local black artist James Son 
Thomas will play the blues at Enoch's 
on March 15 at 9 p.m. Larry Garner 
& the Boogaloo Blues King will 
set. Enoch's to swinging and swaying on 
Friday, March 24 at 9 p.m. 

The Southern University Choir will 
sing as part of a Southern University 
Performance at Southern on Martin 



Luther King Dr. on March 14., at 
Centenary College on March 15 and 
at LSU-S on March 16. The 
performance will also include a film 
presentation by Willie Burton, a 
local expert on black history and 
community relations in Shreveport, 
and a poetry reading by local poet 
Bruce Williams. 

Walter Liniger, a Swiss 
harmonica player and director of the 
blues archives at the University of 
Mississippi, will add his talents to 
the show. 



Film 

The Centenary Film Society will 
present two films related to 
black/white relations at Turner Art 
Center. "Native Son" tells the story 
of Bigger Thomas, a 19-year-old 
black youth who struggles to exist in 
the prejudiced society of Chicago. 
"Native Son" will show on Tuesday, 
March 7 and Thursday, March 9 at 
7:30 p.m. "Dust" portrays the 
integral topic of racial oppression in 
a rural setting. "Dust" hits the screen 
on March 14 and 16. 

For further information and details 
on other events, contact Linda 
Snyder at the Stoner Art Center 
(222-1780) or Bruce Allen at the 
Turner Art Center (869-5260). 



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Men's room moralizes 



It's already 8:30 p.m., and Enoch's is 
beginning to fill up. As my roommate 
Liz and I slink by a wall of bearded men 
to our table in the front, we begin to 
speculate as to when Carla will arrive 
and who else will join our happy group. 




MUSIC REVIEW 



MARTINA I. 
MOORE 



As is usually the occasion for our fre- 
quenting Enoch's, it was only a few days 
ago when we learned that Trout Fish- 
ing In America would be playing 
here. 

I lean back musing at the parade of pa- 
trons casually sauntering through the 
door. Sipping the iced tea in front of me 
(Yes, iced tea! It is the Lent season, and I 
don't drink all the time.), I notice the 
blur of photographs that are scattered 
among impressionistic paintings and 
images of Dylan and the likes. 

The noise level is increasing, and I no- 
tice that its approaching 9 o'clock. Liz 
decides we've suffered long enough and 
with an intense hunger in her eyes orders 
a large plate of "Obnoxious Nachos" 
which I hardly resist. At this point, our 
friend Carla literally bursts on the scene 
in her usual animated manner. 

After the ritual greetings are exchanged, 
we begin to discuss what every group of 
"women friends" discuss: shopping and 
nail polish! (Actually we don't, but I'm 
not one to give up secrets ...) Anyway, 
if you haven't seen Trout Fishing, you 
probably can't understand our anticipa- 
tion or excitement; if you have, you 
were probably there with me. 

Ezra and Keith (Trout Fishing them- 
selves) soon enter and are loudly heralded 
by an assembly of "groupies" older and 
even more dedicated than ourselves. We 
are all like a huge family greeting our 
long-lost prodigal sons and fathers and 
friends. 

To top this all off, our nachos arrive. 
A whirlwind of hands fight and scratch, 
and miraculously the food is gone. It 
usually takes a while for the duo to be- 
gin because they are so inundated by fans 
and friends all pushing their way towards 
the two for a handshake or hug. So as 
not to be left out, I too wave a friendly 
hello to Ezra who, being well over six 
feet, can always see me. 

The music begins, and we all lean back 
in satisfied delirium. That is basically 
the overall "effect" of Enoch's: not one 
of artificiality or popularity, but one of 
genuineness and gaiety. 

It usually takes just a few songs and 
the "regulars" are up and dancing. One 
"cool" thing about dancing at Enoch's is 
that skill has little to do with anything; 
the fun lies in how much you have with 
it. 

Keeping this in mind, I am much more 
at ease to jump up and dance on cue! 
Soon the situation presents itself as our 
friends Pat, Mark, and Eric (the loud one) 
"tip on in" ready to share in the party. 
There's definitely enough levity to go 
around. 

As I look about, I start to see the 
transformation that has taken place since 
we arrived. People cease to look old or 



FHCJ1XJ CONTK1BUTEL 

Trout Fishing's gigantesque Ezra recounts the tale of "Teddy bear picnic." 



worn anymore, but each wears a childish 
facade obviously lost in our common 
world of rich food, music and mischief. I 
choose the latter word for lack of a better 
adjective to describe the intimate liaisons 
and apropos one-liners dropped here and 
mere. 

"Taxi", one of Trout Fishing's most 
popular covers, never fails to cause a 



trance to fall upon the unsuspecting pa- 
trons. On the other extreme, you can't 
keep the crowds seated during "Brown- 
Eyed Girl" or "Dixie Chicken." 

Such ambivalence in atmosphere 
makes it hard to pinpoint a specific reac- 
tion to a night at Enoch's. The one word 
mat does unify a typical experience there, 
though, is comfort. The lights are al- 



ways dim; the room is always warm. 
The food is always great and interesting 
to say the least. 

My attention is focused back to Carla 
who is casually taking a drag off a 
cigarette. She flicks the ashes onto the 
floor and chats away with Mark about 
this and that, totally consumed in a 
sphere that includes Mark, a half-drunk 
beer and the illustrious cigarette. We 
discuss our bliss and decide to spend the 
rests of our lives in this irresponsibility. 

Trout Fishing takes a break, and a 
wealth of small talk ensues: "Boy, this 
weather is weird!" "Did you hear what 
happened at Shooter's last night?" "Let's 
get something else to eat." With this, we 
order a "Potted Plant." At the risk of be- 
ing obtuse, this heavenly dessert looks 
exactly the way it sounds, but tastes a 
lot better. This time I fight the spoon 
away from Liz and I get the biggest por- 
tion. Ha! 

At this point, one thing that definitely 
bears mentioning when speaking of 
Enoch's is the bathrooms. They are quite 
notable and contain a wealth of philo- 
sophical information on a variety of 
subjects. I have heard many a story of 
individuals being caught up in the wis- 
dom of these "halls" and taking extended 
siestas to the chagrin of other beer- 
drinking customers. 

The music soon begins again, and the 
mysterious trance descends on the crowd. 
The same charismatic rituals of dancing 
and singing resume, and all seems well 
with the world. At this point, I realize I 
must be the youngest person in the 
place, but it doesn't seem to matter. I 
feel like I am at a reunion of nameless, 
faceless "friends" each intent on their 
own pleasure and tolerant to my youth 
and naivete'. 

Before any of us realizes it, the clock 
has struck midnight; and like all good 
Cinderellas, we file out reluctantly to 
leave our little world behind until an- 
other day. 




THE CONGLOMERATE, FEBRUARY 23, 1989 15 



HIGH PROFILE: 



Brady Blade: Virtuoso 



By John R. Bush 

Staff Writer 



BLADE BIO 

Birthday: August 16, 1965 
Born: Shreveport, 

Louisiana 
Fantasy Gig: Tipitiria's 
Hobbies: Dinner with 

beautiful women, 

traveling and practicing 

drums. 
Favorite Foods: Seafood 

and Italian. 
Best Gig: Whiskey & 

Go-Go with Killer Bees. 

Jerry Miller of the 

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His first job was playing the drums in 
church when he was fourteen years old. 
A year later he began playing 
professionally with a jazz band. Since 
then, he has been in "at least a dozen 
bands," ranging from country and west- 
ern, to funk, to reggae, to calypso to 
pop. 

He has toured with such bands as Sean 
Holt and Hi-Fidelity and the Killer 
Bees, and in such places as Europe, 
British Columbia, the Caribbean and all 
over the United States. He has also made 
two Coca-Cola radio commercials for 
Texas distribution. 

The son of a bass-playing, singing, 
Baptist minister father, and a piano- 
playing mother, 23-year-old Brady 
Blade credits his parents with influenc- 
ing his musical inclinations. "There was 
always a lot of music around our house. 
I was lucky in being exposed to many 
different types of music — secular as well 
as sacred." 

Blade claims that "the freedom of ex- 
pression" attracts him to music. "Music 
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attracted by the "fashion, theatrics, pho- 
tography and graphic design" of the mu- 
sic industry. "The music industry en- 
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plains Blade. 

After graduating with a business degree 
in May, Blade is planning to "move to 
L.A. and work in the music industry as 
an artist and repertoire." 

He says, "Touring with the Killer Bees 
gave me an image of the business side 
of the industry. I wanted to get a busi- 
ness degree and apply it to that image. 
So many of the executives in the busi- 
ness treat music as a commodity. I think 
their opinion is biased. If they were mu- 
sicians, it could make a better impact on 
the situation." 



"Ignore the bad things 
because they are always 
going to be there. That's 
a given. I try to pull the 
good out of the bad." 
-Brady Blade 



Blade says that touring has been a good 
teacher of some memorable lessons. For 
one thing, touring has taught him to 
"ignore the bad things because they are 
always going to be there. That's a given. 
I try to pull the good out of the bad." 

Blade says that he also learned from 
touring that "the best advice often comes 
from complete strangers; therefore, I al- 
ways try to be open to suggestions from 
other people." 

Touring has also taught Blade that 
"people in the industry are really only 
human beings. If you go up to them and 
just say hello, they usually speak back." 
This lesson he learned in February, 
1987, at an American Music Awards 
party in Los Angeles, where he just said 
hello to George Michael, Eddie 
Murphy, and "a couple of the guys 
from Run DMC." 

Blade describes growing up in Shreve- 
port as "strange." "I remember vividly in 
first grade at Creswell Elementary, three 
white boys and I used to fight daily be- 
cause I was not passive about my rights 
being violated." His parents quickly 




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are optimistic people." 

Of the cities he has visited, Blade 
wants to return to London — "one of the 
trendiest cities in the world" — Paris, and 
New York City, where he plans to spend 
Spring Break. "Basically, I just like 
meeting people, conversing and shop- 
ping when I can afford it" 

Having a passion for fast driving and 
motorcycles, Blade says he would like 
someday to "ride cross-country from New 
York to L.A. on a Harley-Davidson, in 
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AROUND CAMPUS 



CONVOCATION Dr. Law- 
rence Meredith, professor of 
religious studies at University of 
the Pacific, is speaking at the 
convocation on March 2 in Kilpa- 
trick Auditorium at 1 1:10 a.m. CP 
Credit. 

CONVOCATION Writer Dr. 
Joyce Corrington, from Malibu, 
Cal., is the speaker for the March 
9 convocation at 11:10 a.m. in 
Kilpatrick Auditorium. CP Credit. 

MSM Centenary's Methodist 
Student Movement holds its 
meetings every Thursday in Kil- 
patrick Auditorium from 5 p.m. to 
6:30 p.m. Steeple worship is 
every Wednesday at 10 p.m. in 
Brown Chapel. 

SENIOR TEST DATES Regis- 
tration for the GRE closes March 
1 for the April 8 test and May 1 
for the June 3 test. 



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MAGALE LIBRARY On 

display from now until Feb. 28 in 
Magale Library Gallery are works 
by black artists. The show is titled 
"Pamoja." 

MEADOWS MUSEUM For 

quilt lovers and CP students there 
is a showing of Afro-American 
quilts at Meadows Museum 
entitled "Who'd a Thought It: 
Improvisation In African-Ameri- 
can Quiltmaking." The quilts will 
be on display until March 12. CP 
Credit. 

TURNER ART CENTER 

Works by artist Jessie Pitts are on 

display at the Turner Art Center 
now until Feb. 28. This exhibit is 
related to the quilt exhibit at 
Meadows Museum. 



HOMECOMING 



BANNER CONTEST On 

Saturday, Feb. 25, groups entered 
in competition for Homecoming 




Doo-Dah Parade 



Floats of any form, shape or size can be seen this Saturday in the 
Doo-Dah Parade. It all starts at 1 1 a.m. in the parking lot by 
Meadows Museum. Also participating in the parade will be the 
Homecoming court and Dr. Donald Webb, president of the col- 
lege. 

This year the parade will be a little different because campus 
organizations can enter the parade. In addition, individuals who 
want to design their own floats or costumes can enter the parade. 

The parade will start in the parking lot by Meadows Museum and 
will continue along the street in front of the girls' dormitories. 
When it reaches the parking lot by the cafeteria the parade will 
turn around and go back to the parking lot in front of Meadows 
Museum. 

Come join the fun and get into the spirit of Homecoming. 

Martha Stuckey 

Clipboard Editor 



will display banners that are to be 
judged on creativity, colors, 
thematic expression and overall 
appearance. Winners of the banner 
contest will be announced at half 
time of the Homecoming game. 

DANCE From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 
on Saturday, Feb. 25, there will be 
a Homecoming dance featuring 
Betty Lewis and the Executives 

at the Shreveport Country Club. 
Students and alums are invited to 
attend. 

DOO-DAH PARADE The 

parade starts at 1 1 a.m. in the 



parking lot by Meadows Museum 
Floats of all forms, shapes and 
sizes will be judged on originality, 
appearance, effort and spirit. 

ORGANIZATIONS FAIR 

From 9 a.m. until 1 1 a.m. in the 
SUB on Saturday, Feb. 25, alumni 
will get a chance to meet students 
in the organizations they belonged 
to and to see what the organiza- 
tions are doing now. 

MUSIC 



performing in Hurley Auditorium 
on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. CP 
Credit. 

HOLLYWOOD SPECTACU- 
LAR 

Hooray for Hollywood! The 
Shreveport Symphony goes to the 
movies with music composed 
especially for films, including Star 
Wars, Chariots of Fire, and Casa- 
blanca. The concert is Feb. 24 
and 25th at 8 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 3 
p.m. at the Strand Theatre. 



THEATRE 



ESCAPED IMAGES 

Centenary's dance group, Escaped 
Images, will be giving a concert 
on March 3, 4, and 5. All per- 
formances start at 8 p.m. Students 
and faculty are reminded they can 
reserve free tickets by calling the 
Marjorie Lyons Box Office at 
869-5242. CP Credit. 

DANCE THEATRE OF HAR- 
LEM The Dance Theatre of 
Harlem, celebrating its 20th 
anniversary, will perform at the 
Strand Theatre on Feb. 28 and 
March 1 at 8 p.m. 

IOLANTHE The Gilbert and 
Sullivan Society will be perform- 
ing Iolanthe on Feb. 24 and 25 at 
8 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. 

PEKING ACROBATS China's 
most gifted tumblers, jugglers, 
cyclists and gymnasts return to the 
Strand on March 4 at 8 p.m. 



HURLEY The Mississippi 
College Madrigal Singers are 



FILMS 



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ETY Films are Tuesday and 
Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. 

Feb. 23 Scene of the Crime 
March 7 Native Son 
March 9 Native Son 



Clipboard is The Conglomerate' s entertain- 
ment calendar and schedule of campus events. 
All submissions should be turned in or sent to the 
Postscripts Editor in the Conglomerate office on 
or before the Friday preceding publication. The 
address is P. O. Box 41 188, Centenary College, 
Shreveport, LA, 71104. 

The list of Cultural Perspectives is not com- 
plete. Check signs posted on campus or with Dr- 
Bettinger for a complete list. 



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ONGLOMERATE 



Centenary College of Louisiana Vol. 83, No. 10 



March 9, 1989 



College Press Service 



Yearbook editor resigns position 



By Julie Henderson 

News Editor 

Friday, March 3, 1989, junior Cathy 
Smith resigned as Yoncopin editor in 
chief. In her letter of resignation, she 
cited medical reasons as the basis for her 
decision, saying, "I have made this deci- 
sion after much thought and advice." 

Smith stated that she was "doing this 
for myself," not because there is a prob- 
lem with the yearbook. In order to reas- 
sure students that she is not bailing out 
during a crisis, she claims, "I, like the 
other media heads, realized the advantages 
as well as the disadvantages of the media 
soon after, if not before, assuming my 
tasks." 



are doing a really super job." She is 
pleased with the accomplishments of her 
staff, saying the Yoncopin is in good 
shape. 

The Communications Committee ap- 
pointed sophomore Chris Bynog as 
editor for the rest of the year. Smith 
said, "Chris has an excellent attitude and 
a lot of experience. He will be the voice 
for the Yoncopin" 

She feels the transition will be smooth. 
The yearbook has already been planned, 
now the staff needs to put the book to- 
gether. She will help walk Bynog 
through the transition procedures if he 
needs it 



She said, "The editors of each section Bynog said, "My main job would be to 

Campaign passes half-way 
mark; 8.8 million raised 



By Tricia Matthew 

Editor in Chief 

At a press conference held this morn- 
ing in Kilpatrick Auditorium, President 
Donald Webb, announced that the 
college's "Fulfill the Vision Cam- 
paign," a fund-raising effort to finance 
the college's major priorities, passed its 
half-way point of $13 million with the 
total amount raised being $8.8 million. 

The "Fulfill the Vision Campaign" 
will give the college the ability to 
achieve it's strategic credo which, 
among other things, states that the col- 
lege will "stand out as a small, residen- 
tial, church-related college which is 
rooted in the liberal arts and at the same 
time is progressive, pioneering and 
bold." 



The campaign also has a 
special project with a 
$3.5 million plan to 
construct a social sci- 
ence building. 



The campaigned, authorized by the 
Board of Trustees on Sept. 21, 1988, is 
set up into two phases. Phase one, with 
a base goal of $13 million, will raise 
money for the Great Teachers-Scholars 
Fund, endowed chairs, endowment for 
scholarships, student facility renova- 



tions and the renovation of Mickle Hall 
of Science. 

Phase two, with a challenge goal of 
$5 million more will be used for more 
endowed chairs, provision of a music 
library, renovation of Magale Library, 
increasing library acquisitions, and the 
creation of a Jack London International 
Research Center. The campaign also has 
a special project with a $3.5 million 
plan to construct a social science build- 
ing. 

Sam Peters Jr., a member of the 
board of trustees, will head the Trustee 
Division of the campaign. Dr. Earle 
Labor, chairman and Wilson professor 
of English will chair the Faculty-Staff 
Division. Other divisions of the cam- 
paign will be the Alumni Division, 
Shreveport-Bossier Division, United 
Methodist Church Friends Division, 
Foundation Grant Division and several 
special campaigns in the South and 
Southwest 

Vice President for Development John 
M. Womble said, "Centenary College 
is proud to take a leadership role in af- 
fecting a rekindling of optimistic spirit 
and economic advance in the Shreveport- 
Bossier area." 

The community stands to benefit from 
the success of this campaign when it 
comes to the renovations of Mickle Hall 
of Science and Magale Library and the 
construction of the Jack London 
International Research Center and the 
social science building. 



tie up loose ends. Cathy has the main 
ideas set and established. Now it is just a 
matter of getting it down in print and 
sent to Jostens." 



"My main job would be 
to tie up loose ends. 
Cathy has the main ideas 
set and established." 
-Chris Bynog 



Bynog also stated that he is excited 
about being the new editor, "but it 
should be understood that this is still 
Cathy's book. The ideas are hers, and 



now we need to follow through with 
what she has already started." 

Jim McKellar, Yoncopin advisor 
and director of student actvities, respects 
Smith's decision "that if she was in too 
deep, to get out now. I know Chris will 
do a good job. He is stepping into big 
responsibilities, but I have confidence in 
him and his work. The yearbook staff is 
pleased that Chris has been appointed." 



Smith lists several accomplishments 
during her editorship. She completed the 
computerization of the yearbook layout, 
developed Lagniappe, an election of stu- 
dent pacesetters from each class, and 
made efforts to improve the quality of 
the yearbook. 




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Correction 

The Yoncopin will hold Lagniappe 
elections Monday and Tuesday, 
March 13-14, in the SUB from 11 
a.m. to 2 p.m. and in the cafeteria 
during dinner. 



'Sign Company' 
holds auditions 

The Sign Company — a theatrical group 
blending sign language, the spoken word 
and music — announces auditions for new 
members. To audition, hearing in- 
dividuals must have completed or be 
currently enrolled in an intermediate level 
course in American Sign Language. All 
individuals should be prepared to sign a 
short song for the director. 

Individuals interested in the technical 
aspects of production are asked to attend 
the auditions and speak with the director. 
Auditions will be held at the Deaf Action 
Center on Saturday, March 18 from 1 
p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information 
contact Mary Thoma at the Deaf Ac- 
tion Center by calling 425-7781. 

Phi Alpha Theta 
initiates members 

The Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter of 
Phi Alpha Theta, the international his- 
tory honor society, initiated six new 
members for the 1988-89 school year. 
The initiates are juniors Paul Ras- 
mussen, Anna Ludke, Kent 
Knipmeyer, Mike Collum, Re- 
becca Aist, and senior Tina Volny, 
senior. 

To be eligible for membership in Phi 
Alpha Theta, students must have com- 
pleted 12 hours in history with at least a 
3.5 grade point average and have an 
overall GPA of 3.0 or better. 

Noted historian 
visits campus today 

Ronald L. Hatzenbuehler, author 
and professor of American history at 
Idaho State University, will give a 
presentation entitled "Thomas Jefferson 
and the United States Constitution" this 
evening at 8 p.m. in Kilpatrick 
Auditorium. 

Hatzenbuehler is an authority on early 
national America and 18th-century cul- 
ture. His presentation is open to the 
public and student body free of charge. 

Americans can help 
earthquake victims 

On December 7, 1988, the worst 
earthquake in recent history hit Armenia, 
leaving over 50,000 Armenians home- 
less. The Armenian General Benevolent 
Union has established the Armenia Aid 
Fund to assist those affected by the 
earthquake. One hundred percent of all 
contributions to the fund will be used to 
provide relief for the earthquake victims. 

For more information on how you can 
help, call 1-800-282-9877. 



Media artists can 
win cash prizes 

The Louisiana Video Shorts Festival is 
a state-wide competition devoted to 
short, noncommercial video works. The 
purpose of the festival is to give public 
exposure and recognition to Louisiana 
video producers and media artists and to 
encourage the production of creative 
video work. 

The festival welcomes a variety of 
genres including drama, comedy, exper- 
imental, documentary, community por- 
trait, PSA/spot, music video and com- 
puter art. Cash prizes will be awarded. 
Entry deadline is March 27, 1989. For 
more information and entry forms, write 
NO VAC, 2010 Magazine Street, New 
Orleans, La., 70130, Attention Video 
Shorts, or call (504) 524-8626. 



Hotline assists 
student taxpayers 

Many students from out of state face a 
problem at tax time. They cannot com- 
plete their tax returns due to missing in- 
come tax forms from their home state. 
Now students can call Allstates USA, a 
toll-free nationwide tax form hotline. 
They can process tax form orders in 48 
hours or less. 

To request an order form, call 1-800- 
666-0415, or write Allstates USA, Inc., 
Box 190, Merrifield, Va., 22116. 



UNO sponsors 
European studies 

The University of New Orleans will 
sponsor two summer educational pro- 
grams in Europe in 1989. Both programs 
provide university students with a full 
month of living and studying in Europe. 

The UNO-Brunnenburg-1989 program 
offers students three hours of credit while 
they study the life of Ezra Pound in 
the castle where he lived and wrote in the 
latter part of his life. The castle is lo- 
cated in the Austrian Alps, and students 
will have opportunities to visit 
surrounding cities. 

Dr. Carol Gelderman, renowned 
author, will direct the program, and Ezra 
Pound's daughter and grandson will be 
guest lecturers. The program runs from 
May 31 to June 24. 

The UNO-Havre, Belgium program is 
designed to provide students with the 
opportunity to live with families in a 
European village where they will assist 
the local people in restoring a medieval 
chateau. 

The village is located in the French- 
speaking region of Belgium, and students 
will be required to have had at least one 
semester of French. The program will 
include trips to major cities in Belgium, 
as well as a trip into Paris. Three hours 
credit will be given. Dates of the pro- 
gram are May 25 to June 23. 

For more information on these pro- 
grams, write to William Carl Wag- 
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Abortion controversy continues 



By Karen Townsend 
Staff Writer 

The issue of what a girl or woman 
should do if she is faced with an un- 
wanted pregnancy is recurring more each 
year. According to the Pregnancy Crisis 
Center of Shreveport, one million 
teenagers (16 to 19 years old) get 
pregnant each year. An additional 30,000 
girls who are under 15 years old also get 
pregnant. 

In 1986 Louisiana ranked third in the 
nation in rate of births, and second in the 
rate of second births to teenagers. In 
Caddo Parish an average of 2.5 babies a 
day are born to teenage residents, with 
one baby per week bom to a girl between 
the ages of 10-14 years old. 

Out of the 108 largest metropolitan ar- 
eas, Shreveport ranked third in the nation 
in percentage of births to teenagers in 
1986, higher than Detroit, New York, 
Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and At- 
lanta. 

Nation-wide statistics show that one in 
four girls will become pregnant before 
leaving high school. Fifty-eight percent 
of pregnant teenagers will abort, 10 per- 
cent will marry, and four percent will 
place for adoption. Over 2700 abortions 
were performed at the abortion clinic in 
Caddo Parish in 1987. Two thousand 
abortions were given to 18 to 29-year- 
olds and 300 to teens 17 and under. 

Louisiana spent over $252 million in 
teenage childbearing costs for Medicaid 
and food stamps. The United States 
spends $5 billion each year to support 
teenage mothers and their families. 

The question remains, what should a 
girl or woman do if she finds herself 
with an unwanted pregnancy? There are 
some who believe abortion is the an- 
swer, while others feel there are many 
alternatives to abortion, such as adop- 



tion. As always, the subject of abortion 
remains extremely controversial. 

In 1973 the Supreme Court made a 
landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, 
which stopped states from passing laws' 
restricting women from obtaining abor- 
tions. But, in early January the court 
agreed to rule on a Missouri law that 
limits abortion in that state. 

The Missouri law states that human 
life begins at conception, bans public 
facilities from performing abortions and 



tion Rights Action League's campus co- 
ordinator, reports that five states — Idaho, 
Illinois, Louisiana, South Dakota and 
Kentucky — already have laws to make 
abortion a crime if Roe vs. Wade is 
overturned. Also, several other states in- 
cluding Connecticut, New Hampshire, 
California, Georgia, New Mexico and 
Wisconsin, have laws that will greatly 
restrict access to abortions. 

Many feel that if abortion is made il- 
legal the college women will feel the 



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AGE OF MOTHER 


ALL AGES 


% OF BIRTHS TO 




<15YRS. 


15-19 YRS. 




TEEN MOTHERS 


Bienville 


3 


63 


294 


22% 


Bossier 


5 


250 


1,629 


15% 


Caddo 


50 


1,001 


5,158 


20% 


Claiborne 


1 


62 


268 


23% 


DeSoto 


6 


110 


496 


23% 


Lincoln 


2 


90 


564 


16% 


Natchitoches 


4 


135 


656 


21% 


Red River 


2 


64 


197 


33% 


Sabine 


2 


92 


406 


23% 


Webster 


3 


136 


714 


19% 


NORTHWEST 










LOUISIANA 


78 


2,003 


10,382 


20% 


LOUISIANA 


376 


13,704 


81,401 


17% 


Source: Louisiana Department of Health and Human Resources Graphic By: Troy Morgan 



requires pregnant women to undergo tests 
to determine "fetus viability" before be- 
ing allowed to get a private abortion. If 
the court rules the law constitutional, it 
will either alter or overturn the Roe vs. 
Wade decision. 
Marcy Wilder, the National Abor- 



hardest blow. Ronni Rothman of the 
American Association of University 
Women says, "The Court could chip 
away at Roe vs. Wade, giving the states 
more leeway in regulating abortion. The 
worst case will be while the rich will 
always be able to find abortions, the 



poor won't. Students will be hard hit 
since most don't have a lot of money." 

The current cost at Hope Medical 
Group for Women runs from $245 to 
$850 depending on the length of the 
pregnancy. 

On the other hand, there are those who 
feel that abortion is not the answer to an 
unwanted pregnancy and that if abortion 
is not available then people will act 
more responsible knowing that a quick 
operation can not take care of their prob- 
lem anymore. 

Sophomore Dietrich Blair said, "I 
feel a woman should have available to 
her the option of abortion. If I was in a 
situation where my girlfriend was 
pregnant, I'm not sure if I would choose 
abortion as the answer, but I feel the 
choice should be there." 

The United Methodist Church's view 
on abortion is that it recognizes that en- 
dangerment of the mother's life may jus- 
tify an abortion and in such cases sup- 
ports the legal option of abortion under 
proper medical procedures. The United 
Methodist Church does not, however, 
affirm abortion as an acceptable means of 
birth control and unconditionally rejects 
it as a means of gender selection. 

Sophomore Jackie Walker said, 
"When you think about it, people know 
what they are doing when they have sex. 
Once the baby is conceived it is alive, 
and you are essentially committing mur- 
der when you have an abortion. It has 
got to mentally and physically hurt the 
woman." 

There are two facilities in town to help 
women cope with the problem of un- 
planned pregnancy. The Hope Medical 
Group for Women and The Pregnancy 
Crisis Center offer a 24-hour hotline, 
free pregnancy testing and confidential 
counseling where options of what to do 
are discussed. 



Bush education budget confusing 



By Mickey Parker 

Staff Writer 

Just weeks after the release of his 1990 
budget, education advocates are criticiz- 
ing President George Bush's budget 
for relying on vague generalizations and 
ducking the issue of cash allocation for 
education programs. 

"It's terrible," said a congressional 
Budget Committee aid referring to Bush's 
education budget proposals. "No one can 
tell us what the numbers are." Even 
Secretary of Education Laura Cavazos 
could not tell the committee the amount 
that Bush wants to devote to education 
next year. 

The confusion to the exact amount al- 
lotted in the budget is not limited to the 
education budget but is a widespread 
problem with many of Bush's 1990 bud- 
get proposals. 

The problem with the education budget 
interpretation is that Bush did not set a 
specific amount to be spent in each edu- 
cation program, but simply divided the 



programs into levels of priority. There- 
fore the exact spending levels for each 
program differ depending upon the 
spokesperson deciphering the figures. 

Education department officials said that 
in the events where Bush did not specify 
a figure, he endorsed the budget propos- 
als given by former President Reagan for 
the 1990 budget before he left office. 
Contradicting this statement, White 
House officials said that in cases where 
no amount was given, Bush has made no 
commitment yet. 

Many education experts fear that the 
failure by the administration to propose 
specific budget figures for certain pro- 
grams makes those programs more sus- 
ceptible to future budget cuts. Edward 
Elminiore, a vice president for the 
American Association of State Colleges 
and Universities, said, "Education num- 
bers are part of the entire pool of the 
federal budget, are more vulnerable than 
if the administration had posted a number 
behind it." 

The only definite spending allocation 



in this budget seems to be the 441 mil- 
lion dollars set aside for ten new educa- 
tion programs benefiting mostly primary 
and secondary education. Many critics 
fear that Bush is dodging the education 
issue because cuts will surely have to be 
made in other education programs to 
provide for these new expenditures. 

If the education department's budget 
interpretation is correct, a fact difficult to 
verify at this time, in 1990 funding for 
Pell grants would increase slightly but 
Guaranteed Student Loan and Perkins 
Loan programs would suffer small cuts. 
The only clear increases in the spending 
for higher education are for science and 
math scholarships and funding for tradi- 
tionally black colleges. 

Referring to the almost stagnant (as 
compared to 1989) federal college aid 
spending picture, Janet Lieberman of 
the United States Student Association 
said, "He [Bush] is actually cutting 
spending by not allowing for inflation." 

The financial aid awards for the fall 
semester are not affected by this discus- 



sion, since the budget figures being dis- 
cussed will not affect financial aid awards 
until 1990. 

Referring to federal student aid, Cente- 
nary Director of Financial Aid Mary 
Sue Rix said, "What we will get this 
fall is still in place." Rix said that this 
fall the criteria for receiving a Pell grant 
will be minutely relaxed, and that as far 
as she can tell, the Guaranteed Student 
Loan picture remains the same. 

The problems for Centenary's financial 
aid program will come from endowed 
scholarships. The interest on the en- 
dowments that fund the scholarships is 
not rising fast enough to meet rising ed- 
ucation costs, Rix said. 

Concerning the future of federal finan- 
cial aid, Rix does not see "things chang- 
ing that dramatically that fast" She also 
senses a move in the education depart- 
ment to favor grants over loans as a 
means of governmental aid. 

This would contradict the Reagan ad- 
ministration's move to loans as the chief 
medium for federal aid. 



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4 THE CONGLOMERATE. MARCH 9. 1989 



Liberal Arts values differences 



Editor's Note: This is the fourth of a 
six part series studying the worth of a 
liberal arts education. 

By Shelly Thomas 

Staff Writer 

The best percentages for acceptance to 
medical school come from philosophy 
majors, according to Dr. L. Hughes 
Cox, professor of philosophy at Cente- 
nary. Perhaps this fact suggests the un- 
publicized value of the humanities or 
social science majors. 

The humanities are the branches of 
learning concerned with human thought 
and relations such as literature or history, 
in contrast to the applied sciences such 
as chemistry or mathematics. 

The social sciences are fields such as 
psychology, economics and sociology 
that deal with the structure of society and 
the activity of its members. 

Technically, there is a difference be- 
tween humanities and social science ma- 
jors, although the two do contain similar 
elements and are both forms of 
"traditional" education. 

According to Dr. Earle Labor, 
chairman and Wilson Professor of En- 
glish, "Most of what we are going to do 
depends strongly on our ability to 



communicate." He notes that this is a 
major objective of English study. 

Dr. Alton Hancock, professor of 
history, says, "Somewhere along the 
way, people have to get the kind of un- 
derstanding of human beings that you get 
only from studying the kind of things 
you get in a liberal arts curriculum." 

Dr. Charles E. Vetter, professor of 
sociology, explains that sociology is the 
study of "all of the very basic elements 
in the everyday life of human beings. 
The more you understand, the better 
equipped you are to have them work for 
you." 

These elements are the critical compo- 
nents that make humanities and social 
science majors valuable. Hancock notes 
that businesses are looking for people 
with "a breadth of knowledge about peo- 
ple and policy, who know how to think 
and to write." 

Labor says ., that "English comprises all 
of the other disciplines — history, so- 
ciology, psychology, ethics, philosophy, 
religion. The nature of literature is the 
very essence of the human condition." 

Dr. Rodney Grunes, professor of 



political science, notes that political sci- 
ence is the study of behavior and the 
world around each person. It is a disci- 
pline that requires "analytical reasoning, 
the ability to write and oral expression." 

Grunes says that this major would be 
particularly useful to students interested 
in law, journalism and public ad- 
ministration. 

Vetter notes that sociology "establishes 
a very good foundation for versatility." 
Students majoring in sociology may go 
into graduate school and eventually 
teaching. They often enter seminary, the 
business world in sales, insurance and 
real estate, and the helping professions 
like social work, child counseling and 
family counseling. 

Vetter notes that the different profes- 
sions "reflect the very nature of our dis- 
cipline. We are a discipline that exam- 
ines the various aspects of the social 
world that we are a part of." 

"History provides an excellent back- 
ground for people going into medicine as 
well as law and other things that are tra- 
ditionally associated with history de- 
grees," states Hancock. The idea that this 



is based on is that medical school is 
where one, learns medicine and under- 
graduate school is where one becomes an 
intellectual person. 

Hancock further notes that businesses 
are looking for more people with degrees 
in the liberal arts. He cites that CitiCorp 
has seen a drastic change in their hiring 
policy in the last ten years. Their hirings 
went from 80 percent business majors to 
less than 5 percent business majors. 

Dr. David Throgmorton, associate 
professor of sociology, notes that a 
sociology degree is a "good entry level 
degree for any type of job." He further 
notes that many people do not get the 
job they want right out of school but 
within a few years they find that 
"perfect" job. 

Cox suggests that although the tech- 
nical skills are those needed to attain an 
entry level job, it is the liberal arts skills 
that help the person climb the corporate 
ladder. According to Cox, these needed 
skills are the humanistic skills — the 
ability to write, the ability to speak, the 
ability to reason critically. 

These then are the skills acquired in the 
humanities and social science majors. 



Program grants special wishes 



By Tonia Norman 

Staff Writer 

"When you wish upon a star, it makes 
no difference who you are ..." For some 
terminally ill children in Shreveport and 
Bossier City, dreams do come true with 
the "Wish Upon A Star" program. 

The "Wish Upon A Star" program 
grants final wishes for terminally ill 
children aged four through 17 that live 
within a 50-mile radius of Shreveport. 

Dr. Betsy Vogel Boze, an assistant 
professor of business at Centenary, is the 
program president. She said that the 
Delta Delta Delta sorority in Shreveport 
founded the program to help this special, 
needy group of children. "The program 
grants wishes to children who have been 
pronounced terminal by their physician," 
Boze said. 

The organization receives applications 
from patients who request that their 
greatest wishes be fulfilled. Boze said 
that the program has granted wishes that 
to us may seem small, but to dying 
children, they become the hope that often 
keeps them going. 

Boze said that some of the wishes the 
program has granted in its nearly two 
years of operation are a trip home for 
Christmas, a trip to Disney World, a 
visit to the child's classroom at school 
(the program video-taped the classroom 
and the child's classmates saying hello to 
him), six different Nintendo games and a 
computer. 

"These gifts or wishes are not grand 
like a trip to Europe, but rather they are 
small, heartfelt wishes that bring plea- 
sure to the child and to his or her fam- 
ily," Boze added. The granting of wishes 



is also fun for the volunteers. Volunteers 
get involved by coordinating separate 
parts of a wish and coming together to 
bring sometimes final joy to a dying 
child. 



a wish. Companies can help out by do- 
nating such things as a hospital bed for a 
trip home, plane fare for a trip to Disney 
World, nursing services, video games and 
other needed items and services. 




The "Wish Upon A Star" program is 
able to grant wishes through donations 
of materials and labor from the compa- 
nies involved in the granting of a wish. 
Boze said that the program has never 
been turned down in its requests to grant 



Boze said that people can help the pro- 
gram by becoming volunteers and donat- 
ing their time, ideas, money and avail- 
ability to granting a child's wish. Since 
the program is new, fund raising will be 
a large project for the future of the 



organization. Volunteers can assist with 
fund raising by joining the project or by 
sponsoring their own fund-raiser and do- 
nating the money to the cause. 

Boze stated that she tries not to get 
wrapped up in the children. "I think of 
myself as a fairy-godmother; I try to stay 
effective for the program," she said. The 
program receives thank you letters from 
the families of the children, expressing 
the joy they experienced at seeing their 
child enjoy his or her last wish fulfilled. 

Three Centenary students, junior 
Betsy Baldwin, sophomore Stacey 
Wilson, and senior Marc de Jong, 

are currently involved in designing an 
advertising program for "Wish Upon A 
Star" in order to target companies to do- 
nate parts of wishes. The campaign will 
also target the medical community to 
bring in more wishes to the program. 
The program also hopes the campaign 
will attract monetary donors and volun- 
teers to help it grant wishes. 



Baldwin added that the advertising pro- 
ject works on creating a pamphlet for 
distribution to hospitals to inform peo- 
ple about the program. "If a child re- 
ceives a wish, the ad class would make 
press releases and serve as press agent for 
the program," Baldwin said. "It's one of 
the most worthwhile things," she added, 
"that we can do for a child. It's important 
that the program makes Shreveport aware 
that it can be involved in helping these 
children; we can help them here in 
town." 

For more information about donations 
and volunteering, contact Boze at 869- 
5155. 



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THE CONGLOMERATE. MARCH 9. 1989 



Committee scrutinizes media 



By Maggi Madden 

Managing Editor 

In the wake of the over-expenditure of 
last year's yearbook staff and the 
resignation of this year's yearbook editor, 
junior Cathy Smith, the SGA's 
Communications Committee has begun 
meeting on a regular basis. Sophomore 
Senator David Fern reported in the 
March 7 meeting of the student senate 
that the committee has decided not to re- 
quire future media heads to sign con- 
tracts, which the senate had originally 
suggested. 

Fern said that the committee is instead 
compiling a detailed media handbook so 
that future applicants for media jobs will 



better understand their job descriptions 
and responsibilities to the SGA. 

SGA Vice President Marc England, 
senior, announced Smith's resignation at 
the same meeting. President J anna 
Knight, junior, told the senate that 
Smith's letter of resignation cited medi- 
cal reasons for her decision. The Com- 
munications Committee has appointed 
sophomore Chris Bynog the new 
Yoncopin editor. 

Senior Senator Kayla Myers reported 
on the progress of the infirmary project. 
The results of the referendum election to 
fund the project show that 90 percent of 
the students who voted favor the campus 
infirmary. Twenty-four percent of the 



full-time undergraduate student body 
voted in the election. 

There was some question over the le- 
gality of the election because such a 
small percentage of the student body 
voted on the issue. Dean of Students 
Dick Anders reported, however, that 
the SGA's constitution clearly says that 
the majority vote of those students 
choosing to vote in an election decides 
the issue. 

In its Feb. 28 meeting the senate ap- 
pointed new committee chairmen for 
next year. Sophomore Tricia 
Matthew will be in charge of the 
SGA's Forums Committee, junior 
Christy Wood will continue as 
Elections Committee chairperson, and 



freshman Brian Bennett will head up 
the Entertainment Committee. 

According to England, SGA elections 
for officers and senators will be the first 
week in April. The elections will be 
publicized around campus next week. 
Students interested in running for any 
SGA office can pick up petitions in the 
office of Jim McKellar, student 
activities director, in the SUB. The peti- 
tions must be returned to McKellar by 
Wednesday, March 29. 

Officer elections will be Monday, April 
3. Officer candidates who do not win will 
automatically be put on the senator bal- 
lot for the senatorial election which will 
take place the next day, Tuesday, April 
4. 



Students help national fundraiser 



By Stacey Wilson 

Staff Writer 

Eight years ago, Bill Duff had little 
idea an evening out with college buddies 
would end in a car wreck and the words 
"you are paralyzed for life." 

Now Duff is traveling across the 
country in his wheelchair for the Wheels 
Across America program to raise money 
for the Miami Project To Cure Paralysis. 
Actually, his purpose for this 5000 mile- 
trip is two-fold. He wants to help raise 
money for spinal cord injury research, 
and he wants to create a greater awareness 
of the potential of disabled people. 

Duff says, "I want to demonstrate that 
although some doors may close for 
disabled persons, there are many doors 
that remain to be opened." 

On Jan. 16, 1989, Duff started his trip 
in Los Angeles. He will "push" through 
nineteen states, including Louisiana, 
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miles a day, accompanied by a base crew 
that handles publicity and donations, and 
a support crew that includes a tour man- 
ager, physical therapist, wheelchair me- 
chanic, cook and two bicyclists that al- 
ternate riding beside him. 

To familiarize himself with different 
climates, Duff, already a nationally- 
ranked wheelchair marathoner, trained in 
Colorado, Texas and Florida. 

Duffs campaign has already gained 
national attention. He has been 
interviewed on Good Morning America 
and Wide World of Sports, featured in 
USA Today, and his progress is tracked 
on the Today Show. 

A fund raising barbecue sponsored by 
Indoor Sports Corp., Centenary Jazz En- 
semble and honorary local chairman, 
George Schurman, also confined to a 
wheelchair, will greet Duff at the State 
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Disabled persons are encouraged to join 
Duff in the last half mile to the fair- 
grounds, starting at the shopping center 
at Jewella and Greenwood Road. 

Local corporate sponsors of the project 
are Willis Knighton Hospital, Commer- 
cial National Bank, Premier Bank, 
Shreveport Captains, Telephone Pioneers 
of AT&T and South Central Bell, and 
Y.M.C.A. National sponsors include 
Burger King Corp., Eastern Airlines, 
Hilton Hotels, National Car Rental, 
Nesde Crunch and Pepsi-Cola. 

While in Shreveport, Duff will visit 
the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Chil- 
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that living with a disability does not 
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rehabilitation equipment. 

Circle K International students on 
Centenary campus plan to help in the 
fundraising activities. The group is col- 
lecting money for Duff in the SUB and 
in the post office. The cannisters have 
the Wheels Across America logo on 
them. 

Circle K also plans to make a banner 
welcoming Duff to Shreveport and to 
meet him at the stadium. The SGA will 
also make a banner. Senior Kayla 
Myers, unable to be reached for com- 
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on campus to help support this cause. 

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6 THE CONGLOMERATE. MARCH 9. 1989 




Students demand change 

"First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Joey in a baby 
carriage..." as the song goes. Have you ever had a member of the 
opposite sex in your dorm room after hours? You probably have, 
unless you have an unconditional respect for rules, a feeling of moral 
obligation or an inactive social life. 

On March 13, the Centenary faculty will vote on a change in the 
visitation policy. The change, as proposed by the Student Life 
Committee, would allow opposite sex visitation from 1 1 a.m. to 2 
a.m. all week. 

This relatively simple change has been in the making since the 
Student Life Committee took a poll last spring. The poll showed that 
25 percent of the students wanted no change in the policy, 48 percent 
wanted to extend the weekday deadline to 2 a.m., 26 percent wanted 
24-hour visitation on weekdays, and 73 percent wanted 24-hour 
visitation at least on weekends. Obviously, the committee's proposal 
falls short of the student body's recommendation. Oh well, what's 
new? 

We must consider what kind of message the administration and 
other decision makers are sending to the students. It seems strange 
that although the visitation policy issue sprouted before the spring 
rush proposal that the latter was proposed to the faculty first. What 
are the priorities of the decision makers — the students or the Greek 
system? 

For some reason, the Student Life Committee and the administra- 
tion seem to be afraid of changing the visitation policy, as if it were 
sacred and necessary. As college students, we are generally 
considered adults with the legal rights and responsibilities of adults. 
As adults with free minds and free bodies, we often involve ourselves 
in relationships with the opposite sex (nothing immoral, really). 

The college assumes the awesome responsibility of overseeing our 
morals, as if those in charge know what is best for us. True, it is not 
always a moral issue because there are some modest people that do 
not want members of the opposite sex in their dorms, but these people 
can be placed in a designated dorm or area of the dorm. 

The fact remains, however, that relationships occur and are often 
expected between males and females. It seems silly and petty for the 
college to set up rules restricting these relationships. If the college 
really wants to halt such behavior, it should set up roadblocks, check 
the parking lots or search the local hotels. In the "real world," after 
college, who will be there to check our morals? An education should 
not only concern academic learning, but life-long learning concerning 
issues like relationships between the sexes. It appears that our current 
rules are either a relic from the past or a product of the fear of 
"rocking the boat "(a pervasive fear at Centenary). 

Anyway, if a couple wishes to spend the night together in the 
dorms, they can usually manage somehow. The rules are enforced a 
bit arbitrarily as one only has to know a resident assistant or be rather 
sneaky to get past the rules. Usually, only the stupid, the honest or 
persons despised by the RAs are caught violating the policy. 

Last year, the students made their stance clear as they overwhelm- 
ingly voted to allow visitation twenty-four hours a day on weekends. 
The Student Life Committee, albeit in a sloth-like fashion, has taken a 
step in the right direction. Indeed, the faculty should take this same 
step when it votes on March 13. 



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Those who can, teach! Teaching has to 
be one of the most misunderstood, ma- 
ligned, distrusted and criticized profes- 
sions in the world. I strongly recommend 
it! 

It was humbling to be selected as the 
Outstanding Teacher for 1989 because I 
know I am not the equal of my best 
teachers and I know I am not the most 
outstanding teacher among my col- 
leagues. Nonetheless, the honor gives 
me license, for a brief time, to think out 
loud about the nature of teaching. 



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GUEST COLUMNIST 



DR. DAVID 
THROGMORTON 



Teaching is a subversive enterprise. 
Teaching is the process of pushing back 
the limits of our individual and collective 
ignorance, and it means questioning the 
beliefs and institutions built upon those 
limits. This is not always easy, for peo- 
ple build their careers and lives around 
what is currently known, and to have 
that questioned is to have those careers 
and lives challenged. 

Even as we champion the inherently 
subversive nature of education for out- 
moded institutions, we must also recog- 
nize that the consequences of education 
may be painful in human lives. We can't 
avoid this discomfort, nor should we at- 
tempt to, but it is important to remem- 
ber that it exists. 

It has been my experience that teachers 
who lose sight of the painful 
consequences of learning are seeking 
converts rather than students. Teachers 
who focus only on the consequences do 
not teach. 

I've always told my students that I have 
only one thing to teach them: to ques- 
tion authority. To question authority is 
to ask why things are done the way they 
are done, if things could be done differ- 
ently and if doing things differently isn't 
sometimes better. 



Nothing in the world changes if we 
don't question the authority of the ide- 
ologies, theologies and methodologies 
that have been given to us as fact. 
Sometimes questioning the authority of 
a given system strengthens it, for it can 
stand up to intense inquiry. Other times 
the authority of a system crumbles and 
we need to replace it. 

New ways of thinking are developed 
only when old ways of thinking are 
questioned, and I want my students to get 
in the habit of questioning anything that 
is passed off as "the only way" or "the 
best way." I am convinced that the most 
precious and promising component of 
education is learning to ask good ques- 
tions. 

I have learned that it is impossible to 
really teach anything. Teachers awaken 
the teacher within every student, and 
students then learn for themselves. Any- 
thing else is indoctrination, which is 
nothing more than promoting current 
wisdom as eternal truth. 

My teacher was Margaret 
Demorest. Until recently, she taught 
English at Casper College in Casper, 
Wyo. She awakened the teacher in me 
and, I suspect, numerous other students. 
She turned me into a lifelong student, 
and I can't think of a better way to spend 
a life. 

The beauty of being a lifelong student 
is that it does not depend on occupation. 
I know accountants and tax assessors and 
automobile mechanics who are lifelong 
students, and their lives are immensely 
rich. 

If I am a successful teacher, it is be- 
cause I am fortunate to serve as a bridge 
between some gifted teachers I had and 
some gifted students I now have. If I stir 
the teacher in my students, it is a reflec- 
tion of the teacher Mrs. Demorest stirred 
in me. 

Paying attention to the teacher in each 
of us extracts a heavy toll. Students give 
up the luxury of being comfortable with 



see "Teach" page 7 



THE CONGLOMERATE, MARCH 9, 1989 



"Teach" from page 6 



current prejudices and stereotypes. They 
give up the right to be inactive, apa- 
thetic, or indifferent to what is going on 
in the world around them. 

They give up the excuses that allow 
people to pretend that they can't make a 
positive difference in the world. They 
give up the pleasure of accepting easy 
answers for questions they know to be 
complex. They give up the shelter of 
their particular belief system. 

I've found that students are eager to 
give these things up. They are anxious 



to participate in the world, to make it 
work better, to have an impact on it, to 
pass it on with their particular contribu- 
tion to it. Teachers are lucky, for we are 
often present when students find the 
power within themselves to change the 
world, and we sometimes get the credit 
for it! 

This is an exciting time to be a 
teacher. "Facts" are challenged almost as 
soon as they are discovered or created, 
and ideas are changing so quickly that it 
is practically impossible to stay on the 
"cutting edge" of any discipline for long. 
New information is replacing old so 
quickly that we barely have time to ab- 
sorb any of it into our common culture 
before it has become outdated. 



Abortion means murder 



"I don't love you, and I'm not going to 
marry you." Just what a girl wants to 
hear when she tells her boyfriend she's 
pregnant. 

What was I going to do? I didn't even 
like kids. I remembered the last time I'd 
been pregnant and how guilty I felt after 
I miscarried because of drinking, drugs 
and hate. I swore to God if I ever got 
pregnant again I would take care of the 
baby, but now I was changing my mind. 
I decided that night I would call an abor- 
tion clinic the next day. 



BOINT 



BLJi Jy* 



AMANDA 
HILL 



That morning my mother called me up 
crying hysterically. She said she'd had a 
dream that I was pregnant and had had an 
abortion. Not only was she oblivious to 
the fact that I was pregnant, but she 
didn't know for sure I was dating a man. 

She said everything she could think of 
to dissuade me. Three times she asked, 
and three times I denied I was pregnant, 
but after I hung up I decided to give God 
a chance to do something with my life 
and the life of the child I carried. 

According to the Christian Action 
Council (CAC), "only one to three 
percent of abortions are performed 
because of rape, incest, fetal abnormality 
or health of the mother." The rest of the 
97 percent are due to situations like 
mine. The unborn child is an 
inconvenience. 

But is a fetus a person or just a growth 
of tissue? The Council states that 
through the science of fetalogy we now 
know that 28 days after conception "the 
trunk of the new life has 40 pairs of 
muscles developed. Furthermore, 
Sandy McDade of the "Shreveport 
Times" writes "Within 40 days after 
conception brain waves of the fetus can 
be recorded. By today's standards the 
absence of brain activity is used to 
determine whether or not a person is 
legally dead." 

According to McDade, at six weeks a 
fetus (meaning "young one") can feel 
pain. "All organs are functioning by the 



eighth week." At nine and ten weeks a 
fetus can squint, swallow and hiccup. 
The Christian Action Council finds that 
most abortions occur within ten weeks 
of conception, yet the baby can already 
feel pain and its brain is active. 

What about fetal abnormality? If we 
kill an abnormal baby before birth, why 
not kill one after birth, too? As Gwin 
Melody, author of "The Questions 
most People Ask about Abortion", asks 
"just how perfect does he or she need to 
be to be allowed to live?" 

Furthermore, Melody asks, "What 
about rape victims? "First of all, rape 
practically never results in pregnancy due 
to the trauma involved." But if it did, "it 
would be a strange sort of justice to kill 
an innocent child for the crime of its 
father. 

One of my fellow students argued that 
if abortion were made illegal it would 
still go on. This is true, but not to 1.6 
million babies annually like it does to- 
day. If we legalize something just be- 
cause people do it, maybe we should le- 
galize rape or heroin. 

Another companion told me that he 
thought abortion should remain legal 
because at least the babies go to heaven, 
and they don't have to face being un- 
wanted on the earth. 

I hope I never have to face a gang of 
murderers with this friend at my side. He 
might conclude that it's better for me to 
die and go to heaven because I'm tem- 
porarily unwanted. Just because the 
murderers don't want me doesn't mean 
somebody won't. 

In conclusion, abortion is being used 
today to erase a "mistake," but a fetus 
isn't a potential human being, it's a hu- 
man being with vast potential. Two 
wrongs don't make a right 

Sixty babies a week are being put to 
death at "Hope" Medical Center across 
the street. As a person who campaigns 
for life on the sidewalk of that 
establishment, I would love for you to 
join me. Are 60 babies worth 60 
minutes of your time? You'll probably 
see my "mistake" out there. His name is 
Chanse. 

Amanda Hill, junior, is an Elementary 
Education major from Shreveport, 
Louisiana. 



How do we educate people in a climate 
where facts have become transitory and 
information is immediately old? We 
educate by teaching people to be com- 
fortable with change, by teaching people 
to relish the unexpected, and by teaching 
people to critically analyze every new 
piece of information that is developed. 

We educate by teaching people to rec- 
ognize how information is generated and 
how it changes. We educate by teaching 
people that learning is a life-long project 
that is its own reward and that takes 
place everywhere and all the time. We 
educate people by teaching them to look 
at new things and, more importantly, to 
look at familiar things with fresh eyes. 



I am tickled to be selected as the Out- 
standing Teacher of 1989 — this will al- 
ways be a treasured award. To be singled 
out for this award is actually to be se- 
lected as a representative of all of Cente- 
nary's faculty. 

It does, however, give me the pleasure 
of exposing the truth: The Outstanding 
Teacher Award is a tribute to our teachers 
and to our students who are finding their 
teachers within. Those who can, teach! 

Dr. David Throgmorton is an associate 
professor of Sociology at Centenary 
College. Students elected him as 
Centenary's Outstanding Teacher for 
1989. 



Women command choice 



Few issues in the American 
political conscience have caused as 
much furor as the issue of legalized 
abortion. The arguments for and 
against are often based on emotion 
and miss the important central 
question: Does a woman have control 
of her body? 



kJn£ 



COUNTERPOINT 



ENNIFFER FIELDS 
KIM WILLIS 



In light of the recent controversy 
surrounding Roe v. Wade, we would 
like to address the issue of a woman's 
right of choice concerning abortion. 

It is very difficult to resolve a 
conflict when opposing factions are 
not arguing to the same end. The title 
pro-choice is very straight-forward. 
Quite simply, it means that the 
proponents of this position espouse 
that a woman has a right to make a 
decision about her body concerning 
abortion. 

It would follow that opponents of 
this position would not allow a 
woman this freedom of choice. 
However, the very title pro-life 
implies that the issue is life and death 
and not freedom of choice. 

There are branches of the pro-life 
movement that would allow abortion 
only in cases of rape, incest or danger 
to the mother. However, there also 
exist many who hold, on moral 
grounds, that abortion is murder and 
therefore should be made illegal — a 
curious argument indeed considering 
forcing a woman to carry a child to 
term may mean irreversible damage 
and in some instances her own death. 

We must also question the morality 
of bringing a child into the world that 
was conceived in shame, hatred and 
violence. A child conceived in these 
conditions could only be a constant 
reminder of the horror of the 
violation and, therefore, could never 
receive the love and nurturing that it 
needs and deserves. 

Oftentimes, the most passionate 
opposers of legalized abortion are 
men. Many feel that the rights of the 
fetus take precedence over the right of 



the mother. We must take issue with 
men who feel they are qualified to 
make this decision for women. 

Though the biological father con- 
tributes half the chromosomes to the 
fetus, his active participation in the 
development of the fetus ends at 
conception. Though the father may 
offer loving support to the mother 
during pregnancy, he cannot truly 
influence the development of the 
fetus. 

This is not true of the mother. She 
is responsible for the health of the 
fetus that she is carrying. Her life and 
body experience serious disruption 
during pregnancy and in the ensuing 
months. Many women are neither 
physically, mentally nor emotionally 
equipped for the responsibility of 
pregnancy. 

Frequently, men do not consider 
that they bear no outward signs of 
impending fatherhood. Women do not 
have this luxury. Beginning in the 
third or fourth month of pregnancy, it 
is apparent that a woman is 
expecting. In the case of unwed 
mothers, they often experience great 
shame over their pregnancy. Because 
men show no physical signs of father 
hood they are often absolved of 
paternal responsibility. 

Though a man may be sympathetic 
to a woman's plight, it is impossible 
for him to understand the emotional 
and physical complexities of 
pregnancy. Therefore, he has no right 
to make a judgment on whether or 
not a woman should be allowed to 
terminate her pregnancy. 

Ultimately, a woman has a 
constitutional right to control her 
own life and body. Ideally, through 
the use of birth control there are no 
unwanted pregnancies. Unfortunately, 
there are no ideal situations. 
Therefore, abortion must remain 
legal. Is it truly moral to compound 
the mistake of an unwanted preg- 
nancy with the birth of an unwanted 
child? 

Jenniffer Fields, freshman, is a 
psychology major from Ruston, 
Louisiana. Kim Willis, sophomore, 
is a history major from Heflin, 
Louisiana. 



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8 THE CONGLOMERATE. MARCH 9, 1989 




Road trip sweep gives Gents winning season 

Gents finish fourth in TAAC 



By Scott Wallace 

Sports Writer 

The Centenary Gents go to Barton 
Coliseum in Little Rock, Ark., with a 
winning record. But, unfortunately, win- 
ning records don't really matter anymore. 
For the Gents, their season comes down 
to either one, possibly two or hopefully 
a third game. 

Against league-leading Georgia South- 
ern in the Gold Dome, the Gents could 
not repeat the performance they gave to 
knock off Arkansas-Little Rock. 

The Eagles used 24 points from Jeff 
Sanders to notch their 15th straight 
victory with an 87-86 win over the 
Gents. 

Centenary was led by junior Marro 
Hawkins' 23 points, followed by 
sophomores Larry Robinson with 18 
and Patrick Greer with 17. 

Before a Homecoming crowd of 1,289 
partisans in the Gold Dome, Centenary 
avenged an earlier 73-68 loss to Stetson 
down in Florida by turning back the 
Hatters, 85-79. 

The Gents were led by senior Fred 
McNealey's 20 points and Hawkins' 
13 rebounds. 

The last time the Gents had won back- 
to-back road games was back in January 
of 1988 when they defeated Missouri- 
Kansas City and Houston Baptist. The 
Gents had only compiled two wins thus 
far until that point 

But, against normal TAAC power- 
house UT-San Antonio, the Gents came 
away with a dramatic 89-88 victory in 
the Alamo City. 

The Roadrunners' Dion Pettus 



missed a five-foot jumper with only four 
seconds remaining and junior Byron 
Steward secured the rebound and the 
victory. 

Once again, Robinson spearheaded the 
Gent attack with 25 points and seven re- 
bounds overall. He buried 1 1 of 22 shots 
from the field. Hawkins added 15 points 
and a season-high 14 rebounds. Greer and 
Steward also added 15 points each. 

The Gents won this one in large part 
on the free-throw line. Centenary hit 20 
out of 23 shots. 

Down by as many as 11 in the first 
half, the Gents battled back to take a 
three-point lead, 81-78, with just over 
five minutes remaining. It was quite 
amazing the Gents were able to hang on, 
considering McNealey was hampered by 
three quick fouls and only finished with 
two points. 

The Gents closed out the regular sea- 
son in Abilene, Tex. as they knocked off 
Hardin-Simmons, 92-87, in overtime. 

Robinson led the Gents with 24 
points, including a three-pointer in the 
last 45 seconds that sent the game into 
overtime. From there, Robinson scored 
seven of the 13 points Centenary scored 
in overtime. Scalia finished with 22 in 
his last game as a Gent. McNealey had 
13, Steward had 12, Hawkins had 10, and 
Greer added nine. 

Mike Chitty led the Cowboys with 
26, and Rick Nickerson had 24. 

"I'm extremely proud of our team be- 
cause we've turned the tide with two 
wins on the road, and that's always diffi- 
cult," said Coach Tommy Canter- 
bury, after coaching his last regular- 
season game ever for the Gents. 





The Gents take their fourth-place con- 
ference finish to Little Rock, going 9-9 
in TAAC play. 

"Since Christmas (11-8 record), the 
team has really shown its confidence 
both mentally and on the floor," said 
Canterbury. "If the game goes to the end 
and we've got a chance to win, our guys 
feel like they will get it done." 

Naturally, the two favorites of the 
tournament will be conference champ 
Georgia Southern and Arkansas-Little 
Rock. 

GSU brings two of the top players to 
the tournament in 6-9 center Jeff Sanders 
and 6-6 forward Mike Curry. Curry is the 
Player-of-the-Week for the last regular 
season week. 

UALR has the distinct advantage of 
playing at home. They terminated Geor- 
gia Southern's 18-game winning streak, 
formerly the longest in the nation. They 



are powered by 6-8 forward Johnnie Bell. 

"In past history, the more we play 
against a team, the better we play against 
them," noted Canterbury. " Three teams 
we lost to big the first time — North- 
western, UT-San Antonio, and UALR — 
we beat the second time." 

"The most difficult thing is . . . that 
you have to have three good games in a 
row." 

Late TAAC results 

The Gents knocked off Mercer, 76-74, 
in the first round of the TAAC 
tournament on Larry Robinson's 12-foot 
jumper with only two seconds 
remaining. 

With eighth-seeded Houston Baptist 
stunning Georgia Southern 78-72 
Tuesday, the Gents could find themselves 
in the finals tonight on national 
television. ESPN will telecast the game 
at 4 p.m. Thursday from Little Rock. 



TAAC Playoffs Schedule 



March 7-8-9 Little Rock, Ark; 



Tuesday 

#1 Georgia Southern 
#8 Houston Baptist 
#4 Centenary 
#5 Mercer 

#2 UALR 
#7IJTSA 
#3 Stetson 
#6 Georgia State 



Wednesday 



Thursday 



7 p.m. 



9 p.m. 



final will be 
live on ESPN 
game-time 
4 p.m. 



THE CONGLOMERATE. MARCH 9. 1989 9 



Ladies improve scores 




By Marc de Jong 

Sports Editor 

Despite the narrow defeat his team 
suffered on Friday night, Ladies' gym- 
nastics coach Bob Moss was a happy 
person: "I'm extremely pleased tonight, 
because it was by far our best meet this 
season." Indeed, the Ladies showed good 
form as the team scored over 180 points 
for the second time in one week. 

On Saturday, Feb. 24, the Ladies trav- 
eled to Denton, Tex. for a showdown 
with Texas Women's University. Both 
teams found the judges in a merry mood 
and very generous. The Texas Women 
edged the Ladies 184.2 to 183.25— high 
scores considering the fact that both 
teams averaged some 176-178 points per 
meet. 

The Ladies were led by Denise 
Vollmer who accumulated the highest 
all around score on the team for the sea- 
son. The five-foot freshman from Mau- 
rice, La., scored 37.2 points overall, 
which included a 9.6 on uneven bars. 

Other high scores came from Stacey 
Pylkas, sophomore, who scored 9.5 on 
uneven bars, Jill McCall, junior, with 
a 9.45 on the balance beam and 
Monique Murphy, freshman, who had 
9.45 on the bars. 

Vollmer had some questions about the 
frivolous judging. "We got presents with 
some of the scores, but they got even 
more." Vollmer was the third member on 
the team that scored the highest score for 
the Ladies. Centenary's 183.25 points 
was the highest team score of the season. 

The biggest blow to the team however 




was the injury of Murphy. She hurt her 
knee during the floor exercise. Arthro- 
scopic surgery revealed severe damage to 
her ligaments and thighbone, and she 
will not be able to return this season. 

Last Friday the Ladies met the Hous- 
ton Baptist University Lady Huskies. 
Earlier in the season, HBU beat Cente- 
nary by some nine points in Houston. 
This time in the Gold Dome it was a lot 
closer. The Ladies stayed with the visi- 
tors up to the last event, but finished 
short as HBU won 183.9-180.1. 

The fans again saw Vollmer score the 
highest all around score for the Ladies, 
37.2 points this time. Teammate 



LeAnn English, junior, had 36.3 
points. Houston Baptist's Dawn Mul- 
holland won the all-around meet wi*h 
37.5 points. 

"It was the first time everyone hit their 
routines," said coach Moss, meaning that 
all team members executed their routines 
well. "I said at the beginning of the sea- 
son that we can be a 180 [point scoring] 
team." And referring to the score at 
TWU, Moss said, "This 180 was defi- 
nitely legit." 

The Ladies have one more home meet 
this season on Saturday, March 11. The 
Ladies will be meeting TWU again for a 
revenge in Haynes Gym at 7 p.m. 



Softball team plays tough 



By Ana Montgomery 

Sports Writer 

The Centenary Ladies are back on the 
diamond, and ready to play ball. The 
small but determined team has completed 
its first two weeks of play for the 1989 
Spring season, and they are currently 
standing at two wins and four losses. 

The Ladies are scheduled to play more 
than sixty games with a relatively small 
team. They only have eleven players 
compared to the average fifteen member 
team. 

Traveling to Stephen F. Austin, for 
the first double-header of the season, 
Centenary got off to a bumpy start, 
losing both games to the Lady Jacks 1-5, 
and 0-2. 

The Ladies played their first home 
game March 1 against McNeese State 
University. Despite the bitter cold, the 
Ladies played well, winning both games, 
2-0 and 6-4. 

Saturday, March 4 found the Ladies on 
the road again against Southwestern 
Louisiana, but crucial errors cost them 
the games: 0-3 and 0-8. 

Pitcher Tracy Tifenbach, junior, 
attributes some of the their troubles to 
the team's batting. "Our pitching and 
defense are good; the batting is where we 
are struggling. It is all mental." 

Outfielder Cindy LaFIeur, junior, 

agrees, "We have a great defense, but our 
offense needs some work." 
But the Ladies remain optimistic for 



the future. Catcher Carrie Flemmer, 
sophomore, says the team is coming 
together nicely, and just needs to "work 
out the bugs." 

Due to the limited number of players 
there have been some adjustments in the 
positioning, which puts some players in 
new positions. Aside from lack of 
experience, these players seem to be 
performing well in this new situation. 

This weekend the Ladies will be 
playing in their first tournament of the 
season. They face a staggering six games 



on Friday, and as many as four more on 
Saturday. The tournament will be played 
at Southeastern Louisiana University in 
Hammond. 



The next home game is scheduled for 
Monday, March 27 when the Ladies face 
Kent State at 3:00. Tifenbach is feeling 
confident about the busy season set for 
them. "We're definitely going to do well. 
With so many games, we can't overlook 
any of them. We have to make sure we're 
up for all of them." 




Gents beat SA.U. 

The Centenary Gentlemen's tennis 
team won their home match against 
Southern Arkansas University on 
March 3. Freshman Kevin Hutch- 
ingson won the number two singles 
match while sophomores Chuck 
Bell and David Hesser won the 
number three and four singles 
matches respectively. 

Centenary and SAU were tied 3-3 
after completion of the singles com- 
petition. However, the Gents came 
on strong in the doubles competition 
and swept all three doubles matches. 

The Gents' next home game is 
scheduled for Friday, March 10, at 
2:30 p.m. against Ouachita Baptist. 
The following week the Gents meet 
UALR on the March 15 and Austin 
Peavy on March 16, both at Cente- 
nary Park. 

Ladies win big twice 

February proved to be a good month 
for the Ladies tennis team. Centenary 
won two out of three home matches 
in strong form, defeating both 
Louisiana Tech and USL by scores of 
8-1. 

The only blot on the Ladies Febru- 
ary record came against Baylor. The 
Ladies lost 7-2, with sophomores 
Beth Bain and Jasmina Tonejc 
winning number one doubles and se- 
nior Teresa Kuykendall winning 
number six singles. 

Rain put a damper on road matches, 
however, forcing cancellation of 
matches against Sam Houston State, 
Southwest Texas State and the recent 
Tyler Tournament. 

Golfers third in Jackson 

The Gentlemen Golfers had two 
tournaments in four days. They ope- 
ned their season at the Crown Colony 
Invitational in Lufkin, Tex., Feb. 25- 
26. The Gents finished eighth in this 
strong field's 1 1 contenders. The Uni- 
versity of Houston was the strongest 
after two rounds with 740 strokes, 
followed by Texas A&M, Baylor and 
host Stephen F. Austin. 

Senior Charles Rougeau was 
the leading Gent with 151 strokes, 11 
shots behind the winner, Houston's 
Zorrin Zorkic. Senior Brad 
Olsen had 155, and junior Hal 
Patton had 157. 

From Lufkin, the Gents drove 
straight to Jackson, Miss., to compe- 
te in the Pepsi Invitational at Jackson 
State. Out of 25 teams, the Gents 
finished third, behind Southeastern 
Louisiana and Wichita State. 

Intramurals update 

The basketball season ended with the 
A-league championship game between 
BAD and the Alums. After winning 
the football season earlier, the title 
went again to BAD. In B-league 
Faculty won over Theta Chi B and 
Chi O beat Zeta for the women's title. 

Intramurals continue as softball, 
pool and tennis are the sports for the 
month of March. Remember, anyone 
interested in contending for an 
intramurals title can sign up in the 
Gold Dome. Deadline for softball is 
March 15. 



10 THE CONGLOMERATE, MARCH 9. 1989 



Baseball team has a 5-4 start 



By Cory Rogers 

Sports Writer 

Notice: Construction has begun on an 
indoor playing facility for the Centenary 
Gents baseball team. The team should be 
able to begin play there before the end of 
the 1990 season. 

Just kidding — but hey, maybe the boys 
in the front office need to look into the 
idea because Mother Nature hasn't been 
too kind to the baseball team. In fact, the 
Gents first four games (all at home) were 
postponed because of rain, with two of 
them being rained out twice. 

Once the Gents started swinging that 
aluminum stick against someone besides 
assistant coach Steve Murray, the re- 
sults were pretty good. 

In the opener on Feb. 22 against 
Northeast Louisiana University, fresh- 
man first baseman Chris Hunt singled 
down the right field line in the bottom of 
the fourth inning to drive in sophomore 
Todd Wilson and junior Beau 
Broussard and give the Gents a 3-2 
lead. 

Senior Easy Brigman, who went 
two-for-four on the day with one RBI, 
scored the winning run for the Gents. 
Brigman singled in the bottom half of 
the fifth, stole second base, moved to 
third on a single by fellow senior Doug 
Barrington and scored on a passed ball 
off starter Duffy Guyton. 

Centenary then held off an Indian rally 
behind the pitching of Broussard. Brous- 
sard got the win as he pitched 8.2 in- 
nings of six-hit ball, before giving way 
to sophomore Dominic Konieczki 
with runners at second and third with two 
outs. 

Konieczki (pronounced kah-NICKY) 
proceeded to strike out pinch hitter Paul 
DePillo of NLU and pick up the save. 
Without explanation, after striking out 
DePillo, he did not do the famous 
"KonlECZKI shuffle" to at least one 
person's disappointment 

Against Sam Houston State two days 
later, the Gents brought their 1-0 record 
into Huntsville, Tex., for the double- 
header. 

In the first game, Dennis Tray nor, a 
sophomore transfer from Sam Houston, 
silenced his ex-teammates' talking when, 
in the top of the ninth with two outs and 
junior Shawn McKennon and Chris 
Hunt on base, he ripped a two-run single 
that tied the game at 2-2. 

But the Gents couldn't get anything 



else going in their half of the ninth be- 
cause of the stellar pitching performance 
by the Sam Houston pitcher, who held 
the Gents to only four hits. 

Konieczki pitched 6.2 innings of seven- 
hit ball, along with eight strikeouts, yet 
it wasn't enough as he gave up two hits 
and a run in the bottom of the ninth to 
pick up the loss. 

In the second game, the Gents got two 
runs in the top of the first when both 
Barrington and Wilson scored to give the 
Gents a lead they would hold until the 
bottom of the seventh. 

There, Sam Houston tied the game on a 
bloop single to right field to force the 
game into extra innings. 

In the ninth, sophomore Robert 
Lozano, who had come on in relief of 
junior Jim Bazar for the Gents, com- 
mitted an error that allowed Sam Hous- 
ton to score a run and win the game by a 
score of 3-2. 

On Saturday (the next day), the Gents 
hit the road again to face Stephen F. 
Austin in Nacogdoches, Tex. 

Wilson led the Gents hitting attack in 
the first game, as he had two hits and an 
RBI. But the Gents took it on the chin 
from there as they lost their third straight 
by a score of 6-2. 

In game two, the Gents took advantage 
of 13 SFA errors and blew out the Lum- 
berjacks 11-2. Junior Byron 
Copeland, and senior Corbit Cock- 
rum led the Gents with three hits and 
two RBI's a piece. 

In game six, Northwestern State came 
to town to face the Gents in a double- 
header on Feb. 28. 

The Gents earned a split in the second 
game by a score of 10-2, after the 
Demons had won the opener 3-0. 

In the second game, Centenary exploded 
for six runs in the bottom of the sixth 
inning to put the game away. 

Broussard pounded a two-run blast in 
the first inning with Barrington aboard. 
McKennon also added a solo dinger to 
take a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the 
second. The Gents then broke open the 
game in the sixth as Wilson, Brigman 
and Barrington all had hits that produced 
runs. All three had two hits and two 
RBI's, as the Gents improved to 3-4 on 
the year with the split. 

On Friday, March 3, the Gents were on 
the road again. This time the outcome 
was brighter for the Gents, as they took 
two from East Texas Baptist University 
in Marshall, Tex. 




In the first game, Traynor led off the 
game in the top of the first with a solo 
homer to left-centerfield to give the 
Gents an early 1-0 lead. Later in the first, 
McKennon dialed long-distance as he 
connected on a three-run blast, giving the 
Gents a 5-0 lead in the first 

But, the barrage didn't stop there as the 
Gents pounded out nine hits in the game. 
Traynor hit his second homerun of the 
day in the second inning — a two-runner 
that gave the Gents a 7-0 lead. 

From there, the Gents held on to take a 
9-6 victory as Copeland got the win for 
the Gents, his first of the season. 

In the second game, freshman hurler 
Randy Hobbs fired a no-hitter for the 
first 4.1 innings on his way to his first 
victory and first complete game of his 



collegiate career. Hobbs finished the 
game allowing only four hits in the 
Gents 4-2 victory. Wilson picked up the 
game-winning RBI when he drove home 
Cockrum with a sacrifice fly in the top 
of the fourth inning. 

Barrington, Brigman and sophomore 
Bill Ostermeyer all had hits for the 
Gents as they improved their 1989 record 
to 5-4 going into conference play on 
Friday against Hardin-Simmons at Cen- 
tenary Park. The first pitch is scheduled 
for 5 p.m. in the twi-night double-header. 

More baseball action is scheduled for 
Saturday at 1 p.m., again against the 
Hardin-Simmons Cowboys. Catch the 
Gents this weekend, because after that 
they aren't scheduled to play at home un- 
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Mexican flavor adds spice 



By Shelly Williamson 

Staff Writer 

Early art of New Mexico has con- 
tributed significantly to the heritage of 
American art. Not only does it gradually 
incorporate different styles ranging from 
traditional to modernist, it reflects the 
integration of the cultures established in 
and encroaching upon the region. 



"The Norton has a very 
fine collection for a city 
the size of Shreveport, 
hut it is a little too con- 
servative to bring in 
good contemporary art. 
It is now exhibiting a 
nice show of modern art 
works painted in New 
Mexico during the early 
1900's. The works re- * 
fleet many of mod- 
ernism's early concerns 
with form, structure and 
the mystical qualities of 
ritual and primitive so- 
cieties." 
-Bruce Allen 



Centenary students can see a showing 
of New Mexican art at the R. W. Norton 
Art Gallery entitled "Art of New Mexico: 
The Early Years." 



New Mexican art found its origins in 
the Anasazi Indians, who settled in the 
area about 1000 A.D., and later in the 
Spanish explorers of the 17th century, 
culminating in the formation of the "art 
colonies" of Taos and Santa Fe in the 
early 1900s. 

The Taos Society of Artists was 
founded in 1915 in Taos, N.M., as an art 
colony by Ernest L. Blumenshein 
and Bert Phillips, travelers who had 
only stopped in Taos for wagon repairs 
and then decided to remain. 

The first artists of this society adhered 
to the styles taught in the salons and 
schools of Paris and New York and in- 
corporated the new themes of the area, 
such as the culture and landscape. 
Joseph Henry Sharp's "Taos Indian" 
is an example of this. 

By painting in a traditional studio at- 
mosphere, the Indian reflects the change 
of the Taos Indians' world wrought by 
outside influences by ornamenting his 
traditional dress with a blanket of 
shrouding, an English-made cloth. 

Blumenschein's "Dance at Taos" breaks 
away from the traditional forms by inte- 
grating the abstract element in the fore- 
front of much American Indian and His- 
panic art. 

The Hispanic culture in New Mexico 
was another popular subject for artists, 
as shown by Phillips's "Three Musicians 
of the Baile," which depicts New Mex- 
ico's blending old cultures by including a 
Spanish chest and two Indian pots. 

William Penhallow Henderson's 
"Holy Week in New Mexico"also depicts 
Hispanic culture by capturing the private 
ceremony of an elder carrying a wooden 




Blumenschein's "Dance at Taos" captures the spirit of the Indian people. 




image of Christ on the cross while lead- 
ing a procession of hooded men. 

In Santa Fe there was a similar society 
of artists: "Los Cinco Pintores." The 
artists were inspired by the rural setting 
and customs of the town. For example, 
Leon Kroll's "Santa Fe Hills" por- 
trays provincial adobe houses illuminated 
by the light of an impending thunder- 
storm. 

In the 1930s artists such as John 
Marin and Georgia O'Keefe brought 
the ideas of the "modernist" movement 
of the 1920s to Santa Fe and Taos. The 
late paintings of Victor Higgins il- 
lustrate this influence in their more ab- 
stract and patterned quality. 

B. J. O. Nordfelt's "Antelope 



Dance" emphasizes the structure and 
space of a gathering of Indian dancers and 
Andrew Dasburg's "My Gate on the 
Camino" contains elements of cubism in 
its depiction of adobe houses and walls 
surrounded by a "naturalist" landscape. 

Finally, O'Keefe's work is considered 
the best example of a "modernist" artist's 
portrayal of the landscape of northern 
New Mexico. Such a work is "Rocks in 
Water," which seems to almost exagger- 
ate the unique atmosphere of the area. 

This exhibit is on loan from the Mu- 
seum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe and will 
be at Norton Art Gallery from Feb. 19 
through April 2. The museum, located at 
4747 Creswell, is open Tuesday through 
Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 



12 THE CONGLOMERATE, MARCH 9, 1989 



Spring fever breaks out 



By Erica Johnson 

Staff Writer 

The evil forces of mid-terms are slowly 
disappearing as Centenary students try to 
contain feelings of spring fever (that 
keep popping out as often as. the sun) 
and count down the days until that ever- 
popular national phenomenon called 
Spring Break! 

Not too many days remain until you 
can head out of Shreveport or at least 
away from the demands of Centenary 
College and relax in the pleasures that 
spring brings. 

If traveling and excitement are what 
you are looking for, many opportunities 
await you at popular vacationing spots 
around the country. 

College students in search of high ad- 
venture this spring will spend less for 
more thrills during Disney Break '89 at 
Walt Disney World in Florida. 

Throughout March, vacationing stu- 
dents who present a valid college I'.D. 
card save nearly half the price of admis- 
sion to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot 
Center attractions. 

To add excitement to the sun and surf 
routine, collegians will have a chance to 
conquer Space Mountain in the Magic 
Kingdom and brave the "Maelstrom" — a 
wild ride through rivers and fjords that's 
part of the newly-opened "Norway, 
Gateway to Scandinavia" showcase at 
Epcot Center. 

A two-day special Disney Break '89 
ticket available for $30.95 offers savings 
with admission on separate days to each 
of the two parks. In another offer, stu- 
dents pay only $19.95 for one day at ei- 
ther attraction, saving over the regular 
$28 admission. 



Spring Breakers can dare "Big Thunder 
Mountain Railroad," snap a shot with 
Mickey at Mickey's Birthdayland which 
opened in honor of the 60th birthday of 
the world's most famous mouse. 

Futuristic encounters await you at To- 
morrowland, Space Mountain and Ep- 
cot's Future World, where visitors em- 
bark on an exploratory journey to the 
oceans, Earth and space. 

Traveling backwards in time from Fu- 
ture World, students experience global 
culture at Epcot's World Showcase, 
where the sights of 1 1 nations encircle a 
sun-dappled lagoon. At "The American 
Adventure," history comes to life with a 
sophisticated array of hi-tech, audio-ani- 
matronic figures that includes Mark 
Twain and Benjamin Franklin. 

Before leaving Epcot, don't miss 
"Illuminations," the 20-minute laser 
light show set to a symphonic score. 
This spectacle of lasers, fountains, lights 
and fireworks is shown nightly at 10 
p.m. 

Disney Break '89 tickets are available 
at both the Magic Kingdom and Epcot 
Center. 

Spring Break '89, sponsored by Bud- 
weiser, will provide vacationers with a 
menu of new, exciting events to make 
this year's Spring Break the best ever. 

Spring Break activities will revolve 
around Bud Beach Clubs, which will 
once again appear at Daytona Beach, Ft. 
Walton Beach and South Padre Island and 
will debut at Palm Springs this year. 

The clubs were developed to provide 
students with an up-scale environment to 
gather, make friends, see old friends and 
participate in responsible activities. 

All four clubs will operate from 11 
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Island: March 10-26. 

All four clubs will provide Spring 
Breakers an opportunity to make free 
phone calls anywhere in the continental 
United States or outside the state of 
Florida. 

In the Budweiser can exchange pro- 
gram, Spring Breakers can help keep the 
beaches and cities clean by collecting 
cans and exchanging them for logo 
shirts, towels and glazer guns. 

The world's largest water fight, better 
known as the Bud Glazer Chase, 
promises to highlight ths year's list of 
activities for those gracing the beaches of 
California and Florida. The game, based 
on the concept of Tag, will spawn squirt 
gun battles beginning March 15 in Day- 
tona Beach and March 23 in Palm 
Springs. 

Spring Breakers in South Padre Island, 
will have a larger-than-life opportunity 
to dive head first into Spring Break fes- 
tivities at the Budweiser "Six-Pack" 
Pool. The inflatable 16' by 40' "Tall 
Drink" will be featured behind the Sum- 
mit in South Padre Island, with room for 
1,000 revelers. 

In Palm Springs, the Bud Beach Club 
will be located at the popular Oasis Wa- 
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"Spring" from page 12 



the other Bud Beach Clubs, California 
visitors can enjoy the water park rides 

At Daytona Beach and South Padre Is- 
land, students will be invited to sneak 
previews of hot new movie releases. 
"License to Kill," the new James Bond 
thriller and "Indiana Jones and the Last 
Crusade" are among the features. 

If the thrill of skydiving, the freedom 
of hang gliding and the sensation of 
weightlessness all at once interests you, 
don't miss the Gyro (not the Greek pas- 
try), a unique ride/exercise system that 
will be an experience for participants as 
well as spectators at South Padre Island 
and Florida. 

Music will also be a big part of Spring 
Break activities. Two concerts will be 
held in Daytona, March 16 and 23, one 
in South Padre Island March 17 and one 
in Palm Springs March 25. MTV will 
air "live" the March 16 concert from 
Daytona Beach. 

Rock group Cheap Trick, eclectic 
band Little Feat and Bad Company 

will headline Spring Break concerts. 
Cheap Trick will perform at Daytona 
Beach band shell March 16 at 1:30 p.m. 
along with The Fixx and all-female 
rock quartet Vixen. 

Little Feat will hit the stage at South 
Padre Island March 17 at 1 p.m. at Isla 
Blanca Park. The group will also be 
joined by Vixen. 

Palm Springs visitors will be enter- 
tained by rock legends Bad Company. 
The concert will be March 25 at Oasis 
Water Park and begins at 1 p.m. 

Anheuser-Busch will sponsor two more 



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concert events during the Spring Break 
period. The Michelob Fantasy Tour will 
bring Mike and The Mechanics and 
The Escape Club to Ocean Center at 
Daytona Beach for a 7 p.m. show on 
March 23. 

For the second consecutive year, Busch 
beer will sponsor the Busch Ski Club at 
Jackson Hole, Wyo. The nine-day event 
is set in the Grand Tetons March 10-18. 

Snow lovers will have a plethora of 
activities from ski races to Irish 
Olympics in honor of St. Patrick's Day 
to snow volleyball, dances and good 
music. 

Budweiser will continue to promote 
responsible and safe activities during the 
Spring Break season. In conjunction 
with the state tourism and highway pa- 
trol departments in Indiana, Georgia and 
California, Budweiser will sponsor "Pit 
Stops" located at designated highway rest 
areas. 

These stops along major interstate 
routes to Florida and California will have 
hot coffee, doughnuts and good advice 
about highway safety and responsible al- 
cohol consumption. 

The Pit Stops will be open each of the 
three busiest Spring Break travel week- 
ends—March 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26— 
and are located on Interstate 65 near 
Henryville, Ind.; 1-75 at Ringgold, Ga.; 
1-95 in Savannah, Ga.; and I- 10 East near 
Palm Springs, Ca. This is the sixth 
consecutive year for the program which 
more than 30,000 Spring Break travelers 
representing 900 colleges took advantage 
of in 1988. 

Wherever you plan to travel to this 
Spring Break, the possibilities are end- 
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Elvis Costello's new album 
"Spike" is a seeming tongue-in-cheek 
contribution from our beloved entertainer 
and a wealth of musicians ranging from 
Paul McCartney to Crissie Hynde 
toT-Bone Burnett. 

"Costello continues to 'pump it up' in 
a pop-like style. The album is cool for 
the most part," affirms sophomore, 
Caroline Carroll. 

In actuality, "Spike" is a creative en- 
deavor as serious as it is humorous and 
as complex as it is simple. 

Mere rhetoric, right? Well, maybe so, 
but if you listen to much Elvis Costello 
you begin to see a definite musical for- 
mula that can only be described as "that 
type of music that Elvis Costello sings." 
It is in fact an innovative style of 
British-influenced rock/country/folk/etc. 

After waiting two years from the re- 
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perfect. As of Feb. 24, 1989, Costello's 
new album has entered the CMJ New 
Music Report chart at number six. It has 
been widely acclaimed as an innovative 
accomplishment worthy of such an 
artist 

Costello's knack for masking tale of 
woe with deceptively sweet melodies 
carries over into such songs as "Let Him 
Dangle." A tale of blind hatred and in- 
evitable death, this tune moves slowly, 
languidly in an almost sexy saunter. 

On the opposite end of the spectrum 
lies the first release from "Spike" entitled 
"Veronica." It embraces the silly sim- 
plicity Costello is often noted for, yet 
nothing is lost in seeing this work as a 
sincere descriptive song. 

The vocals on this piece, as well as on 
all of the songs, are distinctly impres- 
sive, from the playful bluesy feel of 
"God's Comic" to the touching ballads 
which include "Tramp the Dirt Down," a 
song expressing disgust over the "evils" 
in the world. 

Another tune, "Baby Plays Around," 
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Costello's British sound with that dis- 
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"Spike" expands the already diverse 
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HIGH PROFILE: 

Bruce Allen: Artistic ace 



By John R. Bush 

Staff Writer 



ALLEN BIO 

Birthday: 

February 27, 1953 
Born: Columbia, Missouri 
High School: Airline High 

School, Shreveport, La. 
Favorite Artists: Marcel 

Duchaump, Jasper Johns 

(conceptual works) 
Astrological Sign: Pisces 
Favorite Work: 

Hauschemberg's "The 

Bed" 
Favorite Own Work: 

"Glory Bound" 



Bruce Allen's first affiliation with 
Centenary College was as a freshman 
math major. His first semester, he took a 
drawing class and discovered he "really 
liked art better." 

Allen says he did not conclusively de- 
cide on being an art major until the end 
of his sophomore year. "The biggest 
thing that kept me from doing it was the 
foreign language requirement for art ma- 
jors." 

After completing all of the calculus 
courses, Allen decided he "enjoyed taking 
math classes," and so continued taking 
them. 

After spending an extra year helping 
Willard Cooper, chairman of the art 
department, set up Meadows Museum, 
Allen graduated in 1977, with bachelor's 
degrees in art and math. 

While an undergraduate, Allen decided 
he wanted to teach art. "I liked the envi- 
ronment of teaching, the stimulation of 
students and things like that." 

For his graduate work, Allen first con- 
sidered schools in Colorado, where he 
had visited during January interims. He 



eventually chose the University of 
Wyoming. After two years of graduate 
work, he was selected to receive a Rotary 
Fellowship. 

Allen used his Rotary Fellowship to 
study at the Academy of Fine Arts in 
Germany. "I studied in the traditional 
German academy, which is very different 
from colleges and universities in Amer- 
ica." 

Allen describes one of the differences: 
"You sign on with a professor whose 
work you like, because that is the only 
professor you have. And that professor 
teaches you what he does. If he does 
bronze sculpting, you study bronze 
sculpting." 

Allen's professor was Herr Baumann, 
who Allen describes as "a multi-media 
sculptor, with lots of variety in his 
style." As to why he studied under this 
professor, Allen says, "He seemed to 
have the most non-traditional students, 
and my work is pretty non-traditional." 

Allen says he met with Baumann 
"three times a week, and spent the rest of 
the time going to libraries, galleries, 
museums and the like." Allen claims 
that visiting those places "gave me the 
chance to use that foreign language I was 
so terrified of." 

In comparing Germany to the United 
States, Allen explains, "I realized that 
our culture is a direct descendant of the 
European culture. The Europeans are 
much more adamant about consumerism; 
they are much more adamant about 
shopping; much more adamant about 
bureaucracy and big government than in 
the United States. It was a big realization 
for me to see just how closely related our 
culture is to the European tradition." 

After returning from Germany, Allien 
resumed his graduate work at the 
University of Wyoming. He completed 
his work in December, 1981. 

In 1983, after working at the Old West 
Museum in Cheyenne, Wyo., Allen re- 
turned to Centenary, this time as a pro- 
fessor. 

"Willard Cooper gave me the opportu- 
nity to apply for the job, and I wanted to 
come back to Centenary." 

When asked why he wanted to return to 
Centenary, Allen replies, "I felt Cente- 
nary represented my ideals about educa- 
tion, and being a small department, I felt 
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do what needs to be done — not just in 
teaching, but in the college, and in the 
community as well." 

Allen has spent his time at Centenary 
ingraining himself not only in the cam- 
pus community, but in the surrounding 
community as well. His campus in- 
volvements include SGA advisor, assis- 
tant curator of Meadows Museum and 
Centenary Film Society. 

His community involvements include 
board member of Shreveport Regional 
Arts Council, Arts Advisory Panel, 
board member and exhibit committee 
member of Stoner Arts Center, second 
year president of Louisiana Artists Inter- 
national and board member of Louisiana 
Association of Museums. 

By coming to Centenary, Allen ex- 
plains, "I felt I'd made a commitment to 
the college, and I wanted to be here. I felt 
Centenary needs me in order to become a 
center in the community for the visual 
arts. I really don't see myself anywhere 
else, but you never know." 



Allen's goals while at Centenary in- 
clude "continuing the traditions of the 
department — the tradition of the creative 
act being the central concern of the de- 
partment. And bringing in the best pos- 
sible replacement for Mr. Cooper, to 
build the best department possible. 

"The college gives me the opportunity 
to be an artist in the way that I want to 
be an artist, by providing a reliable 
source of income. That includes not only 
being an artist in the traditional sense of 
creating art, but also in the college and 
in the community." 

About art in the community, Allen 
says, "Art in Shreveport is a developing 
thing. I don't think it has reached its full 
potential by any means. I think it can, 
though, if people can start seeing art as 
more than just decoration." 

Allen describes Shreveport as "a small 
enough place where one or two people 
can make a difference but big enough for 
the change to be noticed." 



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AROUND CAMPUS 



COMEDIANS For your enter- 
tainment, on March 16 the Student 
Activities Board will sponsor 
Electric Zoot Suit, composed of 
comedians Paul Orwick and 
Walter Coppage. They will be in 
the band shell starting at 7:30 p.m. 

CONVOCATION Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles Corddry, the Woodrow 
Wilson Fellows, are speaking at 
the convocation on March 16 at 
1 1:10 in Kilpatrick Auditorium. 
CP Credit. 

CONVOCATION Ronald L. 
Hatzenbuehler will speak at 
Centenary on March 9 at 8 p.m. in 
Kilpatrick Auditorium. 

MSM Centenary's Methodist 
Student Movement holds its 
meetings every Thursday in Kil- 
patrick Auditorium from 5 p.m. to 
6:30 p.m. Steeple worship is 
every Wednesday at 10 p.m. in 
Brown Chapel. 

SENIOR TEST DATE Registra- 
tion for the GRE closes May 1 for 
the June 3 test. 

SPRING BREAK Spring Break 
begins March 17 at 2 p.m. and 
classes will resume March 28 at 
8:20 a.m. 

SPRING WEEKEND High 
school juniors and seniors are 
visiting the campus April 8-9. 

TALENT SHOW There will be 
a talent show on April 8 at 8 p.m. 
in Kilpatrick Auditorium. Prizes 
will be awarded. For more infor- 
mation contact Betsy Edwards, 
admissions counselor, at 869- 
5131. 



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MEADOWS MUSEUM For 

quilt lovers and CP students there 
is a showing of Afro-American 
quilts at Meadows Museum 
entitled "Who'd a Thought It: 
Improvisation In African- Ameri- 
can Quiltmaking." The quilts will 
be on display until March 12. 




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"Electric Zoot Suit" — comedy for everyone. Paul Orwick and 
Walter Coppage combined their considerable talents in the 
spring of 1981 when they began performing original comedy 
sketches at the comedy house in their hometown of Kansas City, 
Missouri. Their theatrical style coupled with their off-beat humor 
made the act an immediate standout. Since then the two have been 
touring the country playing comedy clubs and colleges, winning 
accolades wherever they have appeared. 

Now, on Thursday, March 16, Electric Zoot Suit will be per- 
forming for Centenary students in the bandshell at 7:30 p.m. The 
Student Activities Board and the Forums Commitee of the Student 
Government Association are sponsoring the event. 

The comedy of Electric Zoot Suit has a universal appeal which 
is best described in the duo's own words: "One size fits all." 

Martha Stuckey 

Clipboard Editor 



TURNER ART CENTER 

Shreveport artist Clyde Downs is 
showing his works now in the 
Turner Art Gallery. His showing 
consists of 19 pictures of oil on 
canvas or oil on paper. They will 
be on display until April 8. 



MUSIC 



SENIOR RECITAL Dawn 
Dudt will give her senior recital in 
Hurley Auditorium on April 4 at 8 
p.m. CP Credit. 



PIANO CONCERT Dr. and 
Mrs. Andrew Parr will perform a 
two piano concert in Hurley 
Auditorium on March 14 at 8 
p.m.. CP Credit. 

REBA MCENTIRE Country 
music singer Reba McEntire is 
performing in Shreveport on 
March 10 at 8 p.m. in the Hirsch 
Coliseum. Tickets are $16. Also 
performing is Highway 101 and 
Keith Whitley. 

SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY 

The Shreveport Symphony is 



performing Beethoven's master- 
piece "Fidelio" on March 10 at 8 
p.m. and March 12 at 3 p.m. at the 
Strand Theatre. Special artists 
include the Centenary College 
Choir, the Chamber Choir of First 
United Methodist Church, Ingrid 
Haubold, Peter Kazaras, 
Stephen Owen, John Brownlee, 
Gale Odom, Horace English and 
Louis Nabors. CP Credit. 

JUNIOR RECITAL Traci 
Mendel will perform in Hurley 
Auditorium on March 31 at 8 p.m. 
for her junior recital. CP Credit. 



THEATRE 



DEATH OF A SALESMAN 

The next production at Marjorie 
Lyons Playhouse will be "Death 
Of A Salesman." Performances 
will be April 13-15 and 20-22 at 8 
p.m. and April 23 at 2 p.m. For 
more information contact the 
Marjorie Lyons Box Office at 
869-5242. 

DREAMGIRLS The popular 
musical "Dreamgirls" will be at 
the Strand March 31 and April 1 
at 8 p.m. Tickets are $42, $35 and 
$21. For more information contact 
the Strand Box Office at 226- 
8555. 



FILMS 



CENTENARY FILM SOCI- 
ETY 

All Centenary Film Society Films 
are shown Tuesday and Thursday 
nights at 7:30 p.m. in the Turner 
Arts Center. Admission for 
students is $1. CP Credit. 

March 9 Native Son 
March 14 Dust 
March 16 Dust 
April 4 Latino 
April 6 Latino 



Clipboard is The Conglomerate's entertain- 
ment calendar and schedule of campus events. 
All submissions should be turned inor sent to the 
Postscripts Editor in the Conglomerate office on 
or before the Friday preceding publication. The 
address is P. O. Box 41 188, Centenary College, 
Shreveport, LA, 71104. 

The list of Cultural Perspectives is not com- 
plete. Check signs posted on campus or with Dr- 
Bettinger for a complete list. 



News: Town Meeting 
iniates changes. „p, 3 



Editorials: Columnist 
despises bullies... p. 6 



Postscripts: Aprilfest in 
full swing.. .p. 14 



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ONGLOMERATE 



**£ Centenary College of Louisiana Vol. 83, No. 1 1 



April 6, 1989 



College Press Service 



Financial woes plague book 



By Maggi Madden 

Managing Editor 

When sophomore Chris Bynog took 
over earlier this spring as editor of the 
Yoncopin, the college's trouble-ridden 
yearbook, he expected problems. He was 
more than surprised, however, at the fi- 
nancial state in which he found the year- 
book: "We had bills from Par Excellence 
and Silver Image for photography work 
that had not been paid, and there was a 
checking account off-campus that was 
$187 overdrawn." 

Former editor Cathy Smith, junior, 
who resigned her position March 3, 
opened the checking account in Novem- 
ber with Premier National Bank in 
Shreveport. The account has caused a stir 
in the Student Government Association 
and the college administration. 

Jim McKellar, student activities di- 
rector, is the current adviser for the year- 
book. He said, "When I came in and 
found there was one, we froze the ac- 
count. Chris has drafted a check request 



to the business office to repay the bank 
out of his budget." As soon as that is 
done, the account will be officially 
closed. 

The college's treasurer, Alice Jean 
Trahan, said in a telephone interview 
that she does not know of any written 
school policy against campus organiza- 
tions having off-campus checking ac- 
counts. She said, however, that she 
thinks the policy is a bad idea because in 
that situation the SGA has no knowledge 
of how the organization spends the 
money the SGA gives it. 

Trahan said, "Each month I send the 
SGA treasurer a list of the media finan- 
cial transactions, so that if something 
seems questionable he can check it out." 
She also said that when she found out 
about the Yoncopin account, she sent 
McKellar a memo advising him of her 
views. 

SGA Treasurer Bill Carroll, senior, 
said that, like the school, the SGA does 
not have any rule against off-campus ac- 
counts in its bylaws. He added that he 



Cuomo visits campus 



By Erica Johnson 

Staff Writer 



Mario M. Cuomo, governor of 
New York, considered by some to be a 
hot-headed Italian, by others a somberly 
reflexive diarist, will speak to the 
Centenary community April 16. 

Student Government Association 
Forums will present Cuomo at 8 p.m. in 
Brown Chapel. A 6:30 p.m. press 
conference will precede Cuomo's 
scheduled 45-minute speech, and a recep- 
tion in Hamilton Hall is tentatively 
planned to following the governor's 
speech. 

Cuomo is how serving his second term 
as governor of New York. The son of 
Italian immigrants, he grew up in 
Queens County, New York. Cuomo was 
a student at St. John's College and St. 
John's University Law School, and after 
receiving his law degree, returned to join 
the faculty. 

When he was admitted to the New 
York Bar in 1956, Cuomo served as 
Confidential Legal Assistant to Honor- 
able Adrian P. Burke, New York 
Slate Court of Appeals. Despite being 
turned down by several law firms because 
of his ethnic background, Cuomo even- 



tually became an Associate at Corner, 
Weisbrand, Froeb and Charles law firm 
in Brooklyn. 

Cuomo served as Secretary of State of 
New York from 1975 to 1978, then 
Lieutenant Governor of New York from 
1979 to 1982. In 1983 he took the gov- 
ernorship. 

Cuomo recently has gained widespread 
national support and is considered a pos- 
sible Democratic presidential candidate, 
although he has not admitted to seeking 
this position. Cuomo surprised politi- 
cians and the press when he announced 
he would not enter the race for the 1988 
election. He remains a mysterious and 
controversial figure in the political 
community. 

During his term as governor, the state's 
billion dollar debt has become a multi- 
million dollar surplus. He has lowered 
the state income tax, vetoed capital 
punishment bills, increased spending for 
new prisons, improved the highway 
system, increased the legal drinking age, 
decreased the crime rate and has devoted 
much of his energy to helping the 
homeless, appropriating more funds to 
this cause than any other state. 

Centenary students and faculty will be 
admitted free and tickets will be sold to 
others at the door that evening. 



thinks the idea is unethical, and he will 
recommend that the SGA include a rule 
against that in its bylaws next year. He 
said, "I'm totally against the idea, and I 
was upset when I found out about it." 

According to Bynog, Smith got the 
money to open the account by requesting 
the salary checks of all her staff members 
from Trahan at the beginning of the fall 
semester. She then asked all the staff 
members to sign over their checks to her 
so she could deposit them in the account. 

Bynog was a section editor at the time. 
He said, "I was under the impression that 
we were supposed to be paid at the end of 
the semester for our work. Cathy's rea- 
soning was that if any of us needed some 
of our salary early, she could get to it 
easily without having to wait for a check 
to come from the business office if she 
had an accounboff-campus." 

Bynog said that he did not meet his 
deadline by the end of last semester and 
therefore did not ask for his salary. When 
he took over as editor he found that the 
money for his salary and that of several 



other staff members was gone from the 
account. "I didn't receive any of my pay. 
A couple of section editors were paid in 
full; the rest have received part of their 
salaries," he said. 

McKellar said that in addition to the 
staff salary checks about $500 in adver- 
tising revenue went into the account. 
McKellar and Bynog both said that they 
are not sure where all the money went. 
Photocopies of the returned checks, ob- 
tained from the bank, show that Smith 
made out most of the checks to herself. 
Bynog said that he and McKellar met 
with Smith and that she explained all the 
expenditures but could not produce doc- 
umentation and receipts for all of them. 

Smith did not return calls left at her 
home and could not be reached for com- 
ment as of press time. 

Bynog said, "I really don't think we'll 



See "Woes" page 5 




2 THE CONGLOMERATE, APRIL 6, 1989 




CIEE lets students Auction benefits 
work abroad Centenary athletics 



The Council on International Educa- 
tional Exchange sponsors a program that 
allows college students to work abroad. 
Participants bypass the usual 
administrative process for work permits 
to work on a temporary basis in France, 
the United Kingdom, Ireland, Costa 
Rica, New Zealand, Germany and Ja- 
maica. 

In each country a national student or- 
ganization helps U.S. students find jobs 
and lodgings. There is an $82 fee for the 
program, which is open to students 18 
and older, currently studying in the U.S. 
at an accredited college or university. 
Details and applications are available 
from CIEE, Dept. 16, 205 East 42nd 
St., New York, NY 10017, 212-661- 
1414. 



Camp looks for 
student workers 

Camp Wi-Ta-Wentin, located 20 miles 
north of Lake Charles, has summer 
counselor jobs open. Camp will run 
June 12 to Aug. 4. There will be three 
day camp sessions and three resident ses- 
sions. Positions open are waterfront di- 
rector (21 years, WSI), waterfront staff 
(WSI or Sr. Lifesaver), horseback direc- 
tor, horseback staff, nature specialist, ri- 
fle and archery specialist, general coun- 
selors, and cooks. For more information, 
contact Martha Reynolds or Angela 
Miller at the Campfire Program Center, 
318-478-6550. 



KA sponsors mud 
volleyball for MDA 

Kappa Alpha Fraternity will sponsor a 
mud volleyball tournament to benefit 
muscular dystrophy on Saturday, April 
22. Any group of 10 people that includes 
four women can participate. If your 
group is university-related, the cost is 
S 10 per participant. If the group is not 
university-related, the cost is $10 per 
participant plus a S100 contribution 
from the sponsoring organization. 

All groups will play a minimum of 
three games, receive 10 free M.D.A. T- 
shirts, 10 free lunches and unlimited 
amounts of soft drinks. The tournament 
will be held from 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 
the Riverfront. For more information, 
contact Chuck Harron at 868-8882. 



Business club slates 
officer elections 

Phi Beta Lambda, Centenary's business 
club, is holding elections for the 1989- 
v '0 officers' positions. The elections will 
IV on Tuesday, April 11, at 11:15 in 
jackson Hall. For more information 
contact Dr. Betsy Bo/.e at 869-5155, 
Marc do Jong at 869-5631 or Jeff 
l.\aus 869-5540. Deadline for submit- 
;::;.: the applications is April 10. 



Centenary College's annual auction 
will be held Thursday, April 6, at the 
Sheraton Pierremont Hotel and Towers. 
The event will benefit Centenary Athlet- 
ics. Tickets are $10 each. Bidding begins 
at 6:30. Trips, parties, autographed me- 
mentos and gift certificates are among 
the events and items to be auctioned. For 
more information, contact. Walt 
Stevens at 869-5275. 



Dixie Gem pageant 
scheduled for June 

Applications for the 1989 Louisiana 
Peach Festival Queen Dixie Gem 
Pageant are now available at the Rus- 
ton/Lincoln Visitors Bureau at 609 N. 
Vienna, Ruston, LA 71270. The pageant 
will take place on Saturday, June 10, 
1989. 

Entrants must be between the ages of 
17 and 26 by June 10, 1989. Contestants 
are required to supply two black and 
white glossy photographs with the 
application. There is no application fee. 
All entries must be received by May 30, 
1989. For more information on the 
Queen Dixie Gem Pageant contact Lue 
Charles Napper at 318-225-4919 or 
Judy Burt at 318-255-7521. 

Centenary students 
exhibit artwork 

Photographs of Samuel Lewis, 
senior, are currently on display in the 
lobby of Magale Library. Senior John 
Veuleman will display his artwork 
beginning April 15. This exhibit will 
also be in Magale lobby. 

Emler publishes 
evangelism paper 

Dr. Donald G. Emler, chairman of 
the religion department, presented a paper 
as part of a symposium on 
"Evangelizing the Cultures in 2000" at 
the Shreveport Catholic Diocese Feb. 1. 
The paper will be published by the 
William Sadlier Company. On Feb. 15 
Emler spoke to the St. James Episcopal 
Church on religion and culture, and on 
Feb. 25-26 he led a course on "Making 
Our Community More Just" with Judge 
Carl Stewart for the Lay Speaker's 
School of the UMC Shreveport District. 
On Feb. 19 Dr. Emler presented a 
workshop for pre-school teachers at 
Mangum Memorial UMC. 

Students nominate 
award candidates 

Nominations for the Ellis H. 
Brown Leadership Award will be held 
Thursday and Friday, April 6-7. All 
graduating senior arc eligible for the 
award. Students can nominate their 
choices for the award in the SUB from 
1 1 a.m. to 2 p.m. and in the cafeteria 
from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 



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ATTENTION ALL 
CENTENARY STUDENTS 



Student fees election 

will be held in the SUB 

on Monday, April 10. 

SGA proposes to raise 

student fees by $20 

per semester effective 

in the fall of 1989 and 

to increase fees by 5 

percent yearly 

beginning in the fall 
of 1990. 



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THE CONGLOMERATE. APRIL 6. 1989 3 



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Webb calls Town Meeting 'useful* 



By Karen Townsend 

Staff Writer 

"To me the town meeting was con- 
structive, useful, and the tone was frank, 
open-minded and collegial," Dr. Donald 
Webb, president of the college, said of 
last Wednesday's Town Meeting. "The 
substance was important concerning big 
issues of where to put the new social 
science building to smaller issues such 
as more computer access." 

Approximately 50 students and 15 fac- 
ulty were present to discuss issues con- 
cerning the physical plant, rules and 
policies, academics, business and finan- 
cial aid and student activities. 

Mac Coffield, senior senator, began 
the meeting by presenting several con- 
cerns of the SGA. One of the main is- 
sues was Centenary's recruitment of mi- 
nority students. "No one is happy with 
our minority recruiting. We had two 
special recruiters who were to recruit 
minority students, but we haven't had 
much success, " Webb said. 

In order to help recruit more minority 
students Webb is proposing an attractive 
course in which students from Centenary 
and Southern University would partici- 
pate. There would be two professors, one 
from each school, to teach the course. 

David Fern, sophomore senator, 
asked, "Is there someway we could devise 
a system to let the students know about 



the decisions made in the faculty meet- 
ings? The visitation proposal failed and 
many students didn't even know it." 

Fern also asked why the visitation 
proposal didn't pass. Bruce Allen, assis- 
tant professor of art replied saying, "The 
faculty was concerned about the rights of 
students to privacy." 

Freshman Donna Toups said some 
students would like for the library or the 
SUB to be open later than midnight, be- 
cause after midnight everything closes 
and there is no place to study. 

"If there is a need for the SUB to be 
open later, then as soon as possible the 
hours will change until 2 a.m.," replied 
Dick Anders, dean of students. He 
also requested students to help out by 
watching for non students who might 
take advantage of the SUB's late hours. 

Also, there were several requests for the 
computer lab in Mickle Hall to be open 
later and have the same hours as the li- 
brary. Dr. Dorothy Gwin, dean of the 
college, answered the request saying, "I 
don't see how the lab can keep the same 
hours as the library, but perhaps it could 
be open for the hours most needed by the 
students." Gwin has since been able to 

have the lab opened on Tuesdays and 
Thursdays until 10 p.m. 

One issue that has been discussed sev- 
eral times, the cafeteria's meal ticket 
policy, was brought up once more. 
Debbie Mitchell, assistant manager 



of the cafeteria, said, "We were hoping to 
get a new computer which would scan 
meal tickets, but it has been put on hold 
for now until we receive more informa- 
tion." The purchasing price for the scan- 
ning meal card system is $30,000. 
Mitchell also said students with concerns 
about the cafeteria can talk to her or 
Dottie Deaton, food service director 
and campus dietician. 

Freshman Tammy Huffman asked if 
the cafeteria could supply health food to 
the Juke Box Cafe. "The Juke Box 
doesn't have the equipment for big 
meals, nor docs it have the ability to 
store food. We could put apples, bananas 
and possibly other fruit in the Juke Box 
Cafe though," Mitchell said. 

Several questions were raised about the 
college's catalog and advising. "Most ju- 
niors and seniors do read their catalogs to 
find out what requirements are needed in 
order to graduate, but in many cases the 
courses are changed, or the titles of the 
courses are changed without us know- 
ing," said Anna Ludke, junior. Gwin 
said that normally in the advising pro- 
cess the advisor should tell the students 
when classes are offered. 

Also, a request was put in for a faculty 
advising training session. "We do have 
advising workshops." Gwin said. 
"Sometimes the faculty wonder whether 
or not they do too much for the students. 
I urge you to get a catalog you graduate 



with and follow your major in the cata- 
log. I wouldn't put my graduation life 
entirely in someone else's hands." 

Several students asked about the reno- 
vation of the men's dorms, a possible 
swimming pool and where the 
Archives — a museum of Jack London 
and other writers — and the new social 
science building will be placed. 

There was a concern that the new 
buildings would detract from Centenary's 
beauty. Webb said, "The Archives is 
only going to be 10,000 square feet and 
would finish the quadrant. It and the so- 
cial science building would be between 
Mickle Hall and Haynes Gym." 

As for the swimming pool Webb said 
it would cost $2.5 million for the pool 
and $1.5 million to maintain it. 
"Someone would have to donate the 
money for the pool, but people don't 
give money for pools. They usually only 
give money for renovations of dorms and 
academic buildings," replied Webb. Ac- 
cording to Webb, priority for renovations 
will go to the men's dormitories, partic- 
ularly Rotary Hall. 

Junior Janna Knight, SGA 

president, said, "I am always surprised at 
the issues which come up. I'm glad the 
freshmen were interested and I hope the 
tradition of the Town Meeting 
continues." 



Local artists address 'panidemic' 



By Tonia Norman 

Staff Writer 

AIDS. Remember that disease that 
seems to have become just another four- 
letter word in American society? Well, 
despite the lack of press concerning the 
issue today, AIDS continues to be a vital 
issue. 

Since its infiltration into the United 
States in the early 1980s and its subse- 
quent designation as an epidemic, AIDS 
has become, in the words of local artist 
Joe De Santis, a "panidemic," or a 
plague that has invaded and threatened 
every country, culture and civilization in 
the world. 

Local artists Dc Santis and David 
Cooper, in an effort to address the issue 
have added an emphasis on AIDS to their 
current art exhibit at Turner Art Center. 
The two artists differ on their presenta- 
tions and moods about the issue in their 
work, but each says that people should 
be reminded of the seriousness and reality 
of AIDS in Shrevcport and around the 
world. 

Cooper and Dc Santis say they are 
concerned citizens who think, that they 
are responsible for reflecting life in their 
work and educating people about the 
reality of today's society and its prob- 
lems. 

"AIDS is out there more than ever be- 
fore," says Cooper. "It is so easy to ig- 
nore AIDS, and that is the real threat to 
society. It spreads taster if it is ignored. 



AIDS is totally ignored in Shrevcport. 
We want to address the people who need 
to be reminded about it." 

Cooper and De Santis say they feel 
AIDS is a socio-economic problem in 
American society which is covered up 
because of social mores. For example, 
deaths from AIDS arc often attributed to 
other diseases like cancer because of the 
tremendous stigma a