Changing center of a curve object Blender 2.65 Mac

I created an svg using inkscape and imported it into Blender 2.65. Mac OSX Snow Leopard
The center of object is far left if viewed from the top view.
How do I change the center?

In your scrrenshot on the left hand side near the top there is an ‘Origin’ button. This gives you some options on positioning the objects origin.

that is epic! thank you!