Athenæum Series

  • Posted on: 15 July 2014
  • By: ststech

Kent Library’s Athenaeum Series, which began in the fall of 2007, derives its name from the classical Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena. These open forums, public lectures and discussions were originally popular in Greece but eventually spread to Rome and Western Europe. Kent Library’s series showcases the expertise of campus faculty, staff and students. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please join us as we carry forward an ancient, but still vibrant, tradition.

Lectures are always held the last Wednesday of the month, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at Sadie's Place on the main level of the library.

Calendar of Events (Spring 2017)

12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2017
"Highlights from the upcoming River Campus production of Big River & discussion about the River Campus’s 10th anniversary"

Noon, Wednesday, February 22, 2017
"Transcultural Experience: Scotland in Symbol and Emblem"

Noon, Wednesday, March 29,2017
"Citizen CATE: Solar Eclipse Science for Everyone"

Noon, Wednesday, April 26, 2017
"Native Pollinator/Butterfly Perennials of Southeast Missouri"

Spring 2017 Athenæum Series Calendar
Fall 2016 Athenæum Series Calendar

Who Are Our Speakers?

This series showcases the expertise of campus faculty,staff, and students.