4 A Word from the editor Encircle is published by Centenary College of Louisiana © 2013 Centenary College Creativity and curiosity. FALL 2013 Centenary College is developing leaders for a changing world. Our mission transforms students into graduates who engage global challenges and reach their full potential. External Relations Matt Bailey Senior Director of External Relations Dena Pruett Director of Strategic Communication Our graduates have always been leaders in the world – problem-solvers. Two important attributes of problem-solvers are creativity and curiosity. Artists apply creativity, approaching the world with a unique perspective to create works that intrigue and inspire. Scientists employ curiosity, asking new and different questions to formulate innovative solutions. Jeremy Johnson Every edition of Encircle features stories of challenges and those who rise to meet them. This fall, the discussion turns to several important issues: glacier ice melt, energy and pipelines, generational shifts in religion, and higher education in the third world. These are big issues with no easy answers and many points of view. The common thread in each story is the Centenary leaders and others who are stepping up to the challenge. Mary Katherine Van Hook We hope these stories inspire you. Sherry Heflin Visual Identity and Publications Manager Patty Roberts ’82 Editor and Advancement Writer Director of Digital Media Strategic Communication Specialist Kyle Lewis Sports Information Coordinator and Athletic Writer Matt Bailey Senior Director of External Relations Encircle 2911 Centenary Blvd. Shreveport, LA 71104 318.869.5073 Website centenary.edu/encircle e-mail email@example.com B. David Rowe President W. Scott Rawles Executive Vice President Fred Landry Associate Vice President for Advancement ON THE COVER: The Kwang Lim Chapel at Africa University. Africa University has an increasing number of international students in addition to their native scholars all seeking to grow spiritually, receive an education, and build leadership skills. Join our mailing list at centenary.edu/weekly for the latest news!