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November 2009

Title: Mississippi Musings Author Talk Series Welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Noonan and Dr. Glen Williams. Date/Time: Tuesday, November 3rd, 3:00 p.m. at Sadie’s Place in Kent Library

Join Kent Library in welcoming Southeast faculty Dr. Jeffrey Noonan, from the Department of Music, and Dr. Glen Williams, from the Department of Communication Studies, as they lead discussions on their writing experiences.  Dr. Noonan has published two works on the history of guitar in America, The Guitar in America: Victorian Era to Jazz Age and The Guitar in Late Nineteenth-Century American Periodicals. Dr. Williams is co-authoring the textbook Public Speaking and Civic Engagement. All are welcome to the presentation, and refreshments will be served. Southeast Bookstore will be providing copies of the presenters’ books, which will be available to purchase at the event.

October 2009

Kent Library’s Fall 2009 Athenæum Series:Access and Accountability in the Media. Wednesday, Oct.28, 2009 Noon Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place

Presented by Dr. Hamner Hill Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religion. Journalists tend to portray themselves as outsiders to power, as those who speak truth to power and hold political and corporate power to account. Perhaps there was a time, maybe in the era of Woodward and Bernstein, or I.F. Stone, or Murrow, or Mencken, when such a self portrayal bore some resemblance to the truth, but if it ever was, it is no more. There has been a fundamental shift in journalistic values in which access to power has become more important than accountability. Dr. Hill will demonstrate this value shift, examine some of the causes of it, and explore the ramifications of it for our society. This presentation is open to all and refreshments will be served. http://library.semo.edu/images/athenaeum/Fall_2009/Hamner_Hill_Fall_2009.pdf

Kent Library’s Fall 2009 Athenæum Series:  Southeast Goes Green. Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at 12:00 noon in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library

Dr. Steve Overmann will introduce and explore steps that the University community can take toward a sustainable, “green” campus. Three levels of the University will be considered: individuals, organizational units (an office, a department, a residence hall floor, or a student club), and the overall institution. At each level, economically sound steps can be taken to improve energy efficiency, conserve natural resources, and reduce environmental impacts. These steps will address the University Strategic Planning priority, foster environmental literacy, and help the University community develop a culture of environmental awareness and concern. The event is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml

President Obama has proclaimed October as Information Literacy Month

For further information, see the proclamation document. The Association of College and Research library has a website with further information about information literacy: Introduction to Information Literacy

Kent Library's Athenaeum Fall Series--Dr. Alan Journet, Department of
Biology:  Climate Change:  The Current Consensus. Wednesday October 7, 2009 Noon Kent Library Sadie's Place

In February 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its Fourth Assessment Report (AR4).  This report offered the conclusion regarding climate changes that become the scientific consensus.  Their conclusion stated:  1) That climate change is happening is unequivocal, 2) That there is a greater than 90% probability that human activity releasing greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere is at least in part responsible, 3) That there is a greater than 90% confidence attached to the conclusion that human activity has warmed the planet since the Industrial Revolution began in 18th Century Europe.  Dr. Journet will briefly summarize the consensus regarding what is causing the planet to warm and discuss some of the more recent evidence. The presentation is free, open to all, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml

September 2009

Kent Libary's Fall Athenaeum Series:Science Education in India: A call for Change. Noon, Wednesday, September 30, 2009, in Kent Library at Sadie’s Place.

The Kent Library fall Athenaeum Series presents “Science Education in India: A call for Change.” This presentation is given by Dr. Peggy Hill of the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics. The topic of science education in India is an outcome of what Dr. Hill learned as a result of her recent trip to Kerala, India where the educational system is based on the British exam-driven curriculum. At this Athenaeum event, Dr. Hill will discuss issues raised and lessons learned as a result of a two-week trip to Kerala where she met with high school science teachers and presented workshops on how to incorporate various Active Learning Techniques in the physics classroom. The presentation is free, open to all, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml .

Kent Libary's Fall Athenaeum Series:

Ultra-Endurance Exercise: Are There Limits to Human Endurance? Wednesday, September23, 2009 at 12:00noon inKent Library’s Sadie’s Place.

In this presentation Dr. Mark Langenfeld, professor in the department of health, human performance and recreation, will discuss ultra-endurance athletics. Have you ever wondered how many miles can a person run, swim, or bicycle in one day? While ultra-endurance exercise can be defined as lasting beyond four hours, plenty of people have tested themselves for every one of the 86,400 seconds in a single day! Drawing on his experiences as an observer, crew member, participant, and researcher of ultra-endurance performance, Dr. Langenfeld will explore the world of ultra-endurance accomplishments. The presentation is free, open to all, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml.

Kent Libary's Fall Athenaeum Series: The Aesthetics of Movement: Athletic Dancers and Artistic Athletes. Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 12:30 P.M.

Marc Strauss, M.F.A., Ph.D.  Professor of Dance, Choreography, History, Aesthetics. Dance and sports are two movement forms that appeal to people as participants and spectators for a variety of reasons-kinesthetic, competitive, expressive, artistic, cathartic, aesthetic. The presentation will involve a discussion of some similarities, differences, and singular qualities between dance and sport from a philosophy of arts perspective, with special reference to Aristotle’s Poetics, Tolstoy’s What is Art? and traditional Navajo attitudes. The presentation is open to all and refreshments will be provided.  For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml.

3 New HD camcorders available for checkout

3 Sanyo Xacti digital camcorders are available for checkout in the Instructional Materials Center. The cameras record in MPEG-4 format in 720p high definition to an SD card (12 gigabyte card included), take 10 megapixel stills and feature a 5x optical zoom. They can be checked out for 3 days and their availability can be checked online here.

Kent Library introduces mobile web site.

Kent library launches a mobile web site with smart phone friendly pages for key library information: check our hours, find our contact info & phone numbers, renew a book, find a book and more: http://library.semo.edu/mobile

Kent Libary's Fall Athenaeum Series: Africa in the Twenty-First Century: Understanding Politics and Security on the Continent Wednesday September 9, 2009, 12:00 noon. Kent Library Sadie's Place.

Special Guest Lecturer--Dr. Donovan C. Chau, California State University at San Bernardino.

Dr. Chau currently teaches on the campus of California State University at San Bernardino, where his research focus is on International Politics, Strategic Studies, East Asia, and Africa.  He received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.  Donovan is considered a subject matter expert in the fields of Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Homeland Security.

This special lecture will share knowledge and understanding of a continent not well understood or even considered in the United States, which is a detriment to U.S. interests and policies now and in the future.

Kent Libary's Fall Athenaeum Series:  Are You a Creator, Critic, or Collector? Participatory Roles of Today's Social Media Wednesday, September 2, 2009, 12:00 noon 
 

In this presentation, Dr. Karie Hollerbach, Department of Mass Media,  will define and discuss  the participatory roles of today’s social media.  Do you Twitter?  Are you LinkedIn?  Befuddled by blogs?  Wild for wikis? Or has the onslaught of social media choices left you wondering:  What is this really all about and how would I ever use it?  Dr. Hollerbach will discuss the changing landscape of social media, its impact on traditional mass media, and social media applications for daily life, both inside and outside of the classroom.  Please join us at Sadie’s Place in Kent Library for this free presentation.  Refreshments will be provided.  For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml

 

August 2009

Minimal funtionality for E-journal portal restored

E-journal portal is working again. The behind-the-scenes technology has changed, so how it looks and works will be slightly different, but the same functionality is available. Article Linker (the 'look for full text' links that appear next to article database search results) will be back up and running shortly. Again, the cosmetics will be a little different, but the basic utility will remain.

E-journal portal/Article linker temporarily unavailable

Due to technical difficulties, E-Journal Portal and Article Linker will be temporarily unavailable. Service will be restored as soon as possible

July 2009

New Gale databases available

Kent Library is excited to provide you access to 18 new databases from Gale/Cengage through MORENET. Currently available on the Databases A – Z page:

Academic OneFile
General OneFile
Business & Company Resource Center
Small Business Resource Center
Health & Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health
Health Reference Center Academic

Coming soon:

Discovering Collection
InfoTrac Custom Newspapers
Agriculture Collection
Business Economic and Theory Collection
Communication and Mass Media Collection
Criminal Justice Collection
Culinary Arts Collection
Fine Arts & Music
Gardening, Landscaping and Horticulture Collection
Home Improvement Collection
Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection
Popular Magazines
(these can be currently accessed by clicking on the 'change databases' button when in the Gale interface)

We acquired these databases through an agreement with Morenet, a Missouri education network. Morenet provides us with a package of databases. This year they rather unexpectedly switched from the EBSCO brand to the Gale brand. Because we realize many EBSCO databases have become essential to your research and teaching, we are ensuring that Kent Library maintains access to the larger EBSCO databases. We will lose only the following databases beginning July 1st:

Alt Health Watch
EBSCO Animals
MAS Ultra School Edition
Masterfile Premier
Military & Government Collection Full Text
Newspaper Source
Primary Search
Regional Business News

Please note that we will continue to have access to the following EBSCO databases:

Academic Search Premier
Business Source Premier
Cinahl
Communication & Mass Media Complete
Health Source Nursing and Academic Edition
Music Index
SportDiscus.

June 2009

Special Collections and Archives Receives Conservation Bookshelf

Treasured objects and artifacts held by Southeast Missouri State University’s Special Collections and Archives will be preserved for future generations with help from the IMLS Connecting to Collections Bookshelf, a core set of conservation books and online resources donated by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS has now awarded almost 3,000 free sets of the IMLS Bookshelf, in cooperation with the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). full press release

New art image database available

Some of the library's databases from FirstSearch come in package (similar to basic cable) This year, a new database is included in the package: Camio. Camio is a collection of nearly 80,000 art images including painting, sculpture, artifacts, drawings and others. this database complements our existing image database ARTstor, which now contains nearly a million artwork images. Link to Camio.

May 2009

H1N1 flu (swine flu) informational sites

Some informational web sites for non-sensationalized information about H1N1 influenza, known commonly as swine flu: Center for Disease Control | National Institutes of Health | Dynamed (clinical care reference resource)

Kent Library's Athenaeum Spring Series Presents: Stealing Sovereignty,  Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 at Sadie’s Place in Kent Library 12:00 p.m.

There are a number of not-for-profit corporations (and other groups) in Missouri and Arkansas which claim to be Cherokee Indian. These groups set up tribal governments and sell memberships to people who believe that they may have Cherokee ancestry, and think (mistakenly) that enrolling in one of these groups will give them legitimate ‘Indian’ status.” Dr. Carol Morrow, Professor of Anthropology, will talk about this issue and about the Cherokee Nation’s Task Force set up to provide information to the general public about these groups. The presentation is open to all and refreshments will be provided.  For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml.

April 2009

Kent Library's Athenaeum Spring Series Presents: Confessions of a junk food gourmet , April 29, 12:00 noon at Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place.

In this presentation, Dr. Tom Harte, emeritus professor of Speech Communication and unrecovering chocoholic, will discuss junk food.  Marshmallow Peeps, Oreos, and Twinkies are just some of the so-called junk foods that food author Tom Harte freely admits to enjoying, even if he is supposed to be a gourmet.  Tom tells the story behind each of these popular treats and shows how they can be used as ingredients in more epicurean fare.  His presentation will conclude with a cooking demonstration and afterwards Tom will be available to sign copies of his cookbook, Stirring Words.  The presentation is open to all and refreshments will be provided.  For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml.

McGath Contributes CCC Materials to Southeast Archives

Ray McGath, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., has donated a small collection of materials documenting his service with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) between 1939-1941 to the Kent Library Special Collections and Archives at Southeast Missouri State University. 

“These materials will be valuable learning tools because they document the experiences of a young man from Southeast Missouri during the Great Depression,” said Dr. Bonnie Stepenoff, professor of history at Southeast.

McGath was born in Portageville, Mo., in 1919 where he was the son of a sharecropper.  He had 12 brothers and sisters, six of whom died in infancy.  His family had no electricity, no indoor plumbing and no radio.  At the age of 20, he traveled to New Madrid, Mo., and registered for the CCC, part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal Plan to provide employment to young men during the depression. The legacy of the CCC in Southeast Missouri includes work on the drainage districts, planting trees, controlling fires and floods, building roads, trails and structures in parks, recreation areas, forests, and wild areas such as the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.

When McGath left a New Madrid CCC camp in 1941, he joined the Navy, where he served for six years as a signalman during World War II.  After leaving the Navy, he worked for more than 30 years for the Missouri Natural Gas Company.

Among the items McGath has donated are many photographs of himself and other men in the CCC and copies from 1940-1941 of The Swamp Angel, the newsletter from the camp at New Madrid.  The newsletter includes news of the men and the camp's project. 

“There are additional materials in the collection documenting CCC reunions over the years, but the newsletters and the photographs are the most interesting items,” says Dr. Lisa Speer, special collections librarian.  “The oral history interview that Dr. Stepenoff conducted with Mr. McGath will also be transcribed and the tape and a copy of the transcription will be placed in the archives for research use.” 

Kent Library presents Mississippi Musings: an author talk series. Wednesday, April 29, 3:30 p.m. at Kent Library Sadie's Place.

Kent Library's Mississippi Musings: An Author Talk Series continues this month. This series will focus on Southeast faculty authors and their recent publications. Kent Library will welcome Dr. Joel Rhodes and Dr. Kenneth Stilson for this presentation. Books by both authors will be for sale at the event thanks to Southeast Bookstore, and refreshments will be served. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Kent Library's Athenaeum Spring Series Presents--What is Air? by Trina Cooper from the Department of Art. Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 12:30 p.m. at Kent Library's Sadie's Place.

Ms Cooper in an attempt to understand the natural phenomenon in her environment has been creating metaphorical translations of natural phenomenon and her interface with it throughout her life.  These explorative journeys have become an art making process.  In this presentation she will show some of her artwork and discuss the evolution of the work and its metaphor. The presentation is open to all, and refreshments will be provided.  For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml

Kent Library Athenaeum Event--Countering Climate Change: What We Can Do Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 12:00 Noon In Kent Library's Sadie's Place.

Dr.Alan Journet, Department of Biology and Environmental Science Program, Dr. Stephen Overmann, Director Environmental Science, and Ms. Heather Themm, President Southeast Green Coalition Present Countering Climate Change: What We Can Do. The discussion will center on how each of us individually and all of us collectively can—in our day-to-day living—take personal steps to address the root causes of climate change. The presenters will identify the major components of climate change that we can address, and identify an array of relatively simple choices that each of us can make individually, and all of us can make collectively, that will result in our being less a part of the problem and more a part of the solution. Also discussed will be the steps that Cape Girardeau is taking through a proposal to establish a “Girardeau Goes Green Advisory Board” and the benefit of Southeast Missouri State University becoming a signatory to the American college and University Presidents Climate Commitment. The presentation is open to all, and refreshments will be provided.  For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml

Athenaeum Spring Series: Political Cartoons. A Reflection of Life in the Federal Republic of Germany April 15, 2009, 12:00 noon

In this presentation, Dr. Dieter Jedan, Chairperson for Foreign Languages and Anthropology, will focus on a series of political caricatures from German daily newspapers between the years 1946 to 1989, that is to say, between the end of WWII and reunification.  The selections of political caricatures cover well over 40 years of German democracy.  While not claiming to compete with the history book, these selections will show, in chronological order, satirical examples of how German life, politics, and international relations were impacted.  The presentation is open to all, and refreshments will be provided.  For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml

Athenaeum Spring Series: Betjemania. Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 12:30 p.m.

Sir John Betjeman (1906-1984) was a hugely popular British Poet Laureate,
champion of Victoriana, and archetypal eccentric. His verse is both funny and
poignant, chronicling human foibles that are at once uniquely British and yet at
the same time universal.
  
Although he is possibly the most widely-read and enjoyed of twentieth-century
poets in his native country, Betjeman deserves to be better known in the United
States too.
  
Professor  Paul  Thompson will  read  selections  from  Betjeman’s works,  and
will provide some background to the biography and output of this remarkable personality.

The presentation is open to all and refreshments will be served.  For more information,
visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml.

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Kent Library presents Mississippi Musings: An Author Talk Series

Kent Library is excited to announce a new series.  Mississippi Musings: An Author Talk Series will be held twice in April 2009.  This series will focus on Southeast Missouri State University faculty authors and their recent publications.  Kent Library will welcome Dr. Wayne Bowen and Dr. Marc Strauss to speak about their writing at 3:30pm on April 8, 2009 in Sadie’s Place.  Books by both authors will be for sale at the event thanks to Southeast Bookstore and refreshments will be served.  A book signing will follow the presentation.  The second presentation will take place April 29, 2009 at 3:30pm in Sadie’s Place and feature Dr. Joel Rhodes and Dr. Kenneth Stilson.

 

Athenaeum Spring Series:  Calypso Music & Costa Rica. April 1, 12:00 noon

Dr. Jeff Noonan (Associate Professor of guitar and musicology) and Dr. Warren Anderson (Associate Professor of cultural anthropology) combined their energies and interests (ethnomusicology) for a research project focused on the particular style of Calypso music performed on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. They originally intended to offer a model for cross‐disciplinary research to their students in a team‐taught course on Ethnomusicology. This “modeling” took on a life of its own when not only did they receive grant funding for their research but an academic book publisher also expressed interest in their study. In this presentation, they share their original motivations for the work and where their investigations have led them thus far.  Their dual presentation will be April 1, 2009 at 12:00 Noon in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place.  For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml

March 2009

Athenæum Spring series: Student Recital. March 25th, 12:30 p.m.

As part of the spring Athenæum series, Kent Library welcomes Dr. Jeff Noonan and the student musicians from the Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast Missouri State University. These special recitals highlight the ever-expanding talents of Southeast music students. Recitals are an important part of a complete music education and mastery of an instrument. This free musical event is open to all and will be held in Sadie's place in Kent Library on Wednesday, March 25th at 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml.

Athenæum Spring series: Israel and Terrorism: 1948-2008

Presented by Dr. Wayne Bowen March 11, 2009 Wednesday, 12:00 Noon Sadie's Place. Israel celebrated its 60th anniversary as a modern state in 2008. In the midst of this commemoration, Israelis continued to confront the issue of terrorism and the complexity of their difficult relations with the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories as well as the neighboring states. Over the course of its history, Israel has taken a wide range of approaches to combating terrorism: reprisals against host nations, military invasions of surrounding states, collective punishment, selective assassination, criminal prosecution, covert operations, military occupation, and over the last few years, the construction of physical barriers between Jewish and Palestinian populations. In this presentation, Dr. Wayne H. Bowen will examine the history of Israel’s war on terrorism, from the creation of the state of Israel to its reactions to suicide bombings, to the changing strategic relationship between Israel and other nations in the region. For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml

Athenæum Spring series: Dr. Richard Burns: How Animals Learn

Dr. Richard Burns, of the Department of Psychology, will present “How Animals Learn” on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at 12:00 noon, in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library as part of the Athenaeum Series. Over the past decade or so, students at Southeast and Dr. Burns have developed and tested a theory of how animals learn; that events follow a sequence.  The theory is that animals learn the positions the events occupy in the sequence.  This has been an enjoyable scientific enterprise in part because their primary theoretical adversary is an extremely well-known psychologist from Purdue University.  The Purdue psychologist’s theory of sequential learning has dominated the field for 40 years.  Dr. Burns will discuss this theory and the value of undergraduate students being involved in real scientific research. The presentation is open to all and refreshments will be provided.  For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml

February 2009

Athenæum Spring series:Dr. Bill Eddleman, Department of Biology--The History and Future of Bird Life in the Lowlands of Southeast Missouri. Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 12:00 Noon in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place

The lowlands of Southeast Missouri were once a diverse mix of bottomland wetlands, shallow lakes, slow-flowing streams and sand prairies.  The bird life of this region was poorly-known, but scattered historical accounts suggest it was equally diverse.  With drainage of many of the vast wetland in the region, accompanying changes in habitats, human activities, and climate change, birds have responded in various ways­ including local extinction, reduction in populations, decline followed by recovery, increases, and appearance of new species.  Dr. Eddleman will summarize these changes, place them in the context of habitat alterations, and speculate about the future of the bird life of Southeast Missouri.  He will include a number of case histories of local birds in the talk. http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml

Athenæum Spring series: Climate Change: Some Critical Biological Consequences

February 18, 2009 at 12:00 Noon in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place. Although it is not entirely clear what the future will hold climatically, we can be quite confident that over the coming century our planet will see a several degree increase in average temperature combined with dramatic adjustments in rainfall patterns. Since temperature and water availability are the variables that control the distribution of vegetation associations on our planet and thus our agricultural and forestry productivity, the potential biological and both direct and indirect human consequences will be serious indeed. Using Missouri as the focus and example wherever possible, Dr. Journet will explore the potential biological consequences of climate change. For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml

Athenæum Spring series: The Manhattan Project: The Making of the Atomic Bomb

February 11, 2009 at 12:00 noon in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place. Dr. Chris McGowan will discuss the development of the first atomic bomb which brought together some of the best scientific and engineering minds in the country including many European expatriates who came to the United States fleeing the threat of fascism. The long term impact of the project will also be discussed. For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml

Video cameras available for checkout

Two Sanyo Xacti digital camcorders are available for checkout in the Instructional Materials Center. The cameras record in MPEG-4 format to an SD card (2 gigabyte card included) take 6 megapixel stills and feature a 5x optical zoom. They can be checked out for 3 days and their availability can be checked online here.

New databases: book reviews, music scores, and more.

Kent library is delighted to introduce 5 new databases for a one year trial. The new information resources include:

Archive Finder: a current directory which describes over 206,200 collections of primary source material housed in thousands of repositories across the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Book Review Digest & Retrospective: Index of nearly 3 million reviews of over 900,000 books from 1905 to the present day.  Includes some full text reviews and annotations/excerpts. 

Classical Score Library: will soon contain 400,000 pages of classical scores from both in-copyright and public domain editions. The major composers output is represented, as well as many lesser known composers and works.  Content in the database includes in-copyright material from Boosey and Hawkes and selected material from the University Music Editions microfilm series.  Classical Scores Library currently contains 9,258 scores and 185,585 pages.

Credo Reference: a collection of 360+ reference titles covering the subjects of art, biography, business, dictionaries (English and bilingual), encyclopedias, food & beverage, geography, history, language, law, literature, medicine, music, philosophy, psychology, quotations, religion, science, social sciences, and technology. Features a unique concept mapping/visual search functionality and other useful research tools, such as a unit and measurement converter and quick find gadgets for quotations, holidays, and locations.

Naxos Sheet Music: In Partnership with FreeHand Music this sheet music library offers 100,000 titles/works, including music from the catalogs of BMG, Alfred, EMI, Mel Bay among others. In contrast to the Classical Scores library, most of the works here are geared toward solo and ensemble performance sheet music, as opposed to study scores.

the databases are available on the Find Articles page

Athenæum Spring series: Being an Educated Person: The Role of University Studies.

February 4, 2009 at 12:00 noon in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place.  Dr. David Starrett will discuss what it means to be educated and the role of the University Studies program in achieving this.  The University Studies objectives are tied to future events in the Athenaeum series, in the classroom, and in the extracurricular events and activities across campus.  For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml

January 2009

Athenæum Spring series: What is Air?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 12:30 p.m. at Kent Library's Sadie's Place. Trina Cooper from the Department of Art, in an attempt to understand the natural phenomenon in her environment has been creating metaphorical translations of natural phenomenon and her interface with it throughout her life. These explorative journeys have become an art making process. In this presentation she will show some of her artwork and discuss the evolution of the work and its metaphor. For more information, please go to: http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum2009.shtml

December 2008

Coffee coupons are now good through December 18th

Books for Belize Want to help build a library in Belize?

For the convenience of the University community and others wishing to donate books to the "Books for Belize" project, an additional collection point has been set up in Kent Library through Dec. 12 in addition to the collection point at First Financial Consultants at 1221 Kingsway Drive. Individuals wanting to help with the "Books for Belize" project can donate new and used children's books suitable for ages pre-K through eighth grade at the reference desk in Kent Library anytime the library is open. Individuals donating large boxes of materials are still encouraged to deliver them to First Financial Consultants at 1221 Kingsway Drive during their office hours. If you have questions, contact Carl Pracht at 651-2749 or Tammy Baldwin at 651-2174.

Athenæum Fall Series: Missouri's Indian Law: Not What We Thought.

December 3, 2008 at 12:00p.m. in Kent Library's Sadie's Place. Many people in Southeast Missouri know that it used to be illegal to be an Indian in Missouri. This is the explanation for why so many people hid their Indian heritage until very recently. Actually, this story turns out to be more of an urban myth than reality. Carol Morrow, from the Department of Foreign Languages & Anthropology, will talk about her research into this unique part of Missouri's past.

November 2008

New Image Database: ARTstor

ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences With ARTstor you can:
  • Browse content by collection, classification, or geography
  • Search content by keyword or advanced search term (e.g., date or geographic region)
  • View, save, email, print, or export images for educational purposes
  • Magnify and pan images for greater detail
  • Direct students and other faculty to images or image groups
  • Save citations for images or image groups

"Taste the World" Event in Kent Library

You are invited to a free tasting of international dishes ("Taste the World") prepared by our international students on Thursday, November 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Kent Library's Sadie's Place.  This event is sponsored by the International Center and Kent Library.  Come sample various cuisines and meet some the international students in a relaxed setting.

Athenæum Fall Series presents Human Interaction and Two-Dimensional Vignettes Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place

Through painting and drawing, Emily Booth, Department of Art, addresses issues of human interaction, the individual vs. the collective, and systems of symbols and narrative. Fascinated by the great machine of the world and its many wonderful and terrible inhabitants, Booth takes events witnessed or experienced and disassembles their narrative components into visual symbols and sections. These stories are then rebuilt into two-dimensional vignettes. What is the ultimate purpose of the functioning human mechanism and how would each such mechanism interact with another? Booth is able to explore these sociological, semiotic ideas through the vehicle of visual art. For more information, please go to: http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum2008.shtml

Athenæum Fall Series: Southeast Brass Quintet

Kent Library’s Athenæum Series event for Wednesday, November 12th at 12:30 p.m. in Sadie’s Place will feature the Southeast Brass Quintet.  Comprised of Robert Conger, Marc Fulgham, Barry Bernhardt, Charles Kelley, and Ken De Arman, the group has performed at numerous community events in and around Cape Girardeau, and also has worked with the Paducah Symphony.  The performance is free of charge and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served. For more information, please go to: http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum2008.shtml

AthenæUM FALL SERIES TO HOLD “Connecting Threads”

On Wednesday, November 5, at 12:30 in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library, Kristin Powers Nowlin, a member of the Department of Art, will explore the connecting threads between several bodies of artwork completed over the past thirteen years dealing with issues of race and gender. Through a blend of digital and traditional printmaking and fiber techniques, she explores issues of marginalized subcultures, stereotypes, and coded language.  This work challenges the way American culture perceives and judges groups of people and their interaction with one another. The event is open to all and refreshments will be served.  For more information, please go to: http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum2008.shtml

October 2008

Athenæum Fall Series: Student Music Recital

On Wednesday, October 29, 2008, at 12:20 p.m. in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library, Dr. Jeff Noonan and student musicians from the Music Department of Southeast Missouri State University’s Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts will perform musical selections from some of the world’s treasured musical masterpieces. The event is open to all and refreshments will be served.

Athenæum Fall Series: How to Plan Your First Published Book

October 22, 2008, Wednesday at 12:00 noon at Sadie?s Place in Kent Library: Dr. Susan Swartwout, Publisher for Southeast?s University Press, will serve as moderator for a panel of authors who have had their books published with a university press or a commercial press. The panel will discuss their first-book experience and what they?ve learned since then about navigating the wild waters of writing books, getting published, and negotiating a contract. A Questions & Answer period will follow. For more information, please go to: http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum2008.shtml

Introducing the Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center

Thanks to a generous donation by Douglas Greene and Heather MacDonald Greene, Kent Library is excited to announce the Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center in room 329. With capabilities for group PowerPoint presentations, video and sound recording and video, sound and photo editing; the multimedia center is the place to go to complete your next class project. Stop by, call 573-986-4978 or email hmgmc@semo.edu for more information or to reserve a production room.

Grove Art Online & Grove Music Online now Oxford Art Online and Oxford Music Online

These online resources have undergone an interface update and name change. Grove Art and Grove Music are still available, but are bundled together with The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms in the art area and The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music in the music area.

Athenæum Fall Series: The Media, Democracy, and the 2008 Election

On Tuesday, October 21, 2008, in a special evening presentation at 6:30 p.m. in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place: Dr. Hamner Hill, Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religion, presents The Media, Democracy, and the 2008 Election.

Many factors contribute to the conclusion that the media are not serving as watch dogs.  These include: increased corporate concentration of media ownership (media consolidation); the rise of a pundit class; blurring the lines between information, opinion and entertainment; and the apparent preference for trivia over substance.  Dr. Hill examines the behavior of the media in covering the 2008 Election in light of these concerns. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.

Athenæum Fall Series: The Final Exam: Religious perspectives on Life after Death

On Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at 12:00 noon in Sadie's Place at Kent Library: The Association of Campus Ministries with a panel composed of Dr. Bruce Gentry, Director, BSC; Dr. Kerry Wynn, Professor of Religion at Southeast; and Fred Poston, Campus Minister, IT Student Ministry present “The Final Exam: Religious perspectives on Life after Death.” If life is a journey, what is the destination? Do we cease to exist at physical death? Do you believe in life after death? Death is an undisputed fact. Dying is not refuted by any religion, but on the other hand, there are many religious perspectives on the afterlife. Hear and discuss several different religious perspectives. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.

Athenæum Fall Series: From Peeps to P?te ? Choux: Stories Behind the Recipes

October 8, 2008, Wednesday at 12:00 Noon at Sadie's Place in Kent Library: Why is Boston Cream Pie called a pie when it?s clearly a cake? Who really invented chili? What great dishes were developed solely by accident? What?s the most humane way to cook a lobster? Which foods are aphrodisiacs? These are just some of the questions Tom Harte, for whom food is a ?consuming? passion, will answer in this presentation which delves into the fascinating history of food, identifies intriguing gastronomic curiosities, tells remarkable tales about how certain foods got their names, and much more. The presentation will conclude with a cooking demonstration, and afterwards Harte will be available to sign copies of his book, ?Stirring Words,? which contains dozens of culinary essays and hundreds of recipes. For more information, please go to http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum2008.shtml

September 2008

Athenæum Fall Series: Southeast's Carbon Footprint

Oct. 1st , 2008, Wednesday at 12 Noon: Global climate change will be a dominant environmental challenge for the 21st century. Dr. Steve Overmann and Dr. Hamner Hill will provide an introduction to carbon footprint analysis and present available data on Southeast’s carbon footprint. Some ideas for further reducing emissions by Southeast will be discussed and additional suggestion will be solicited from attendees. For more information, please go to http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum2008.shtml

September 2008

Athenæum fall series: Symbols in Personal Art and Their Power to Communicate Presented by Louise Bodenheimer

Louise Bodenheimer will discuss how she transformed a small amulet from India into a personal totem or symbol during a period of crisis in her life. By adding layers of associations, images, and texts to the basic amulet form, she has created a complex, yet innocent and often whimsical series that chronicles a personal journey of healing and renewal. Professor Bodenheimer has been Area Head of Graphic Design/Illustration, Department of Art, Southeast Missouri State University since 1992. Please join Kent Library for this glimpse into an artistic healing process with Professor Bodenheimer. Symbols in Personal Art and Their Power to Communicate will be presented Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. at Sadie’s Place in Kent Library. The Presentation is open to all, and refreshments will be served.  For more information, please go to http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum2008.shtml

Athenæum Fall Series: Beyond Science and Religion: ‘The Dearest Freshness Deep Down Things,’

Dr. Allen Gathman and Fr. Bob Towner present, “Beyond Science and Religion:  ‘The Dearest Freshness Deep Down Things,’” on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 in a special evening presentation at 6:30pm in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place.

Today there is no serious scientific debate over the general ideas of evolutionary biology.  Let us assume that the scientific consensus is basically accurate as a description of physical phenomena; is it also sufficient as a world view for a human life?  If not, how may insights from religion illuminate our modern world view to produce a more genuinely meaningful, holistic perspective?   The Presentation is open to all, and refreshments will be served.  For more information, please go to http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum2008.shtml

Athenæum Fall Series: Kent Library Hosts “Climate Change: Deciphering The Skeptics.” 

Dr. Alan Journet, Department of Biology and Environmental Science Program will present “Climate Change: Deciphering the Skeptics” as part of Kent Library’s Athenæum Fall Series. Journet will lay out the basic scientific evidence and consensus regarding climate change and then explore the arguments against it in this presentation at noon September 17 in Sadie’s Place in Kent Library.

August 2008

2008 Kent Library International Picnic - Pics of the 'nic

Athenæum Fall Series: Asiatic Migration to Latin America

Kent Library's Athenæum Fall Series Presents Dr. Lee-DiStefano. Dr. Lee-DiStefano will draw upon her knowledge of the Asiatic migrations to Latin America, focusing upon Cuba and Peru. She will present artifacts of her research trips in the form of pictures, stories and interviews so that the audience can attempt to conceptualize the complexity of what it means to be Asian-Hispanic. Wednesday Sept. 10, 2008 at 12:00 noon in Sadie's Place. Full schedule of fall events.

Library Site Search feature now available

Kent Library's web pages can now be searched by keyword. To access the site search feature, click on the Site Search link on the library home page or the 'Kent A to Z' link on any library page.

Welcome back! Greetings to students, faculty and staff as we embark on a new year.

New Database: Westlaw Campus

Westlaw Campus contains full text content for newspapers, magazines, trade journals, international and foreign language publications, newsletters, over 400 newswires and over 900 broadcast transcripts. Law content includes analytical sources such as American Jurisprudence 2d (Am Jur 2d), American Law Reports and more than 700 law journals and reviews. Primary law sources include the US Code Annotated, All federal and state cases inclucing Supreme Court cases, state statutes and regulations, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the Federal Register

New Database: SBRnet:Sports Business Research Network

Market reasearch and industry news on all facets of sports business. Includes topics such as sports equipment sales, sports participation, sports broadcasting, sports sponsorship and sports marketing, and links to directory information on over 10,000 and sports organizations

May 2008

Kent Library Acquires Collection of Cape Girardeau Weekly Argus

A once hidden gem has found its way back home thanks to an Illinois man and a donation from the Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society and the Southeast Missouri State University Center for Regional History.  For more information click here.

Kent Library launches Facebook page.

Love Kent Library and want to show it?  Become a fan on our Facebook page!  Currently you can find hours, contact info, our Flickr photo stream, and a link to our homepage.

Dr. Hill's PowerPoint Presentation on: Why Malthus was wrong about so much, but ultimately right

Dr. Hamner Hill, Chairperson of the Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion, presented "Why Malthus was wrong about so much, but ultimately right" as part of a three part series on Global Climate Change.  Other presenters in the three part series were Drs. Alan Journet and Matt Fasnacht.  The series was part of the Kent Library Spring Athenæum Series.  Unfortunately, Kent Library's technology (projector, laptop, etc.) failed Dr. Hill for his March 18, 2008 presentation.  He carried on and delivered a grand presentation without the use of his slides.  The library is now fortunate, through the kind gesture of Dr. Hill, to be able to present his slides and partial notes from his March 18 event.  Please take a few minutes and view this PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Hill: "Why Malthus was wrong about so much, but ultimately right"!  It is well worth your time.

Free cookies!

Monday through Thursday of finals week make any purchase at the Kent Coffee Cafe and receive a FREE, delicious, fresh baked cookie! Good luck on finals and thanks for a great semester from Kent Library!

Late Nights at Kent Library: Extended Hours

Wednesday, April 30 - Thursday, May 1
7:30am - 1:00am
Friday, May 2
7:30am - 9:00pm
Saturday, May 3
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday, May 4
1:00pm - 1:00am
Monday - Tuesday, May 5-6 7:30am - 1:00am
Wednesday - Thursday, May 7-8 7:30am - 11:00pm
Friday, May  9 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday, May 10-11 closed
 

 

April 2008

Athen?um Spring series: Graphic Novels

Karl Suhr, Assistant Professor of Electronic Resources/Information Services for Kent Library, will present Graphic Novels:  Pictures with a Thousand Words on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at 12:00 noon, in Sadies Place at Kent Library as part of the Athenæum Series.  Mr. Suhr will answer such questions as:  Why Graphic Novel?  Whats wrong with Comic Book? and Is it media or a genre?  In addition, he will discuss how comics work and what sets them apart from other narrative approaches.  Other topics will include seminal works, graphic novels love/hate affair with film, and the Webs expansion and redefinition of this still emerging form.  The presentation is open to all and refreshments will be served.  For more information, please go to:
http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum.shtml.

Athen?um Spring series: Come join the celebration of William Shakespeares 444th birthday

If you love cake (and classical literature) then Kent Library is the place to be on April 23, 2008, at 12:30 p.m.  Come join the celebration of William Shakespeares 444th birthday at Sadies Place as part of the 2008 Spring Athen?um series of events.  Besides birthday cake, the birthday bash will include madrigals, lute songs, and readings from the bards plays and sonnets, all led by Brooke Clubbs, from the Department of Communication, and Jeffrey Noonan, from the Department of Music.  Come sing happy birthday to the bard!  For additional information, please contact the library at 573-651-2235.

Athen?um Spring series: Grand Opening of the new Information Commons

Join Kent Library for the grand opening of the new Information Commons at 2:30 p.m., April 17, 2008.  The open house begins with a few words from President Ken Dobbins and chief academic officer, Dr. Jane Stephens.  Tours, snacks, and helpful mini-seminars hosted by Kent Library Faculty will continue until 4:30 p.m.  The Rare Book Room will also be hosting a unique public opening for those in attendance.  Don't miss this wonderful opportunity for those in attendance.  Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to learn about Kent Library and see the great changes taking place!

Athen?um Spring series: God after Darwin?

Dr. Allen Gathman and Fr. Bob Towner Present the second part of "Science and Religion."  For the Kent Library Athenæum on Wednesday, April 16 at 12:00 p.m., Dr. Allen Gathman and Fr. Bob Towner will present the second part of their "Science and Religion" series, "God after Darwin?" Is it possible to accept the conclusions of science about the origins of the universe, life, and humans and still be a religious person?  What are the implications of evolution for religious thought? There is an active dialogue going on between theologians and scientists.  They will show how some theologians have found evolution to be fully compatible with religious belief and how science and religion can work together to enrich human experience.  The event will take place at Sadie's Place in Kent Library.  Refreshments will be served.

Athenæum Spring series: Cherokee Descendants

Kent Library's Athenæum Spring Series will host the first part of "Missouri Cherokee Heritage" by Dr. Carol A. Morrow, Professor of Anthropology, Department of Foreign Languages and Anthropology at Southeast Missouri State University.  This presentation "Why Are There So Many Cherokee Descendants in Missouri?" will be held Thursday, April 10, at 12:00 noon in Sadie's Place.  This first lecture will be about the early Cherokee settlers who moved into Osage territory (northern Arkansas), the subsequent 'Osage-Cherokee War', and the early displacement of the Cherokee, a decade before the Trail of Tears. http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum.shtml.

Athenæum Spring series: Student Recital Presented by Jeff Noonan

Kent Library's Athenæum Spring Series-- Dr. Jeff Noonan and his student musicians from the Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts Department of Music will perform music from a variety of genres.  Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. in Sadie's Place.

Athenæum Spring series: Science and Religion Series

DR. ALLEN GATHMAN AND FR. BOB TOWNER PRESENT SCIENCE AND RELIGION. The Kent Library Athenæum Spring Series continues on Wednesday, April 2 at 12:00 p.m., when Dr. Allen Gathman and Fr. Bob Towner present the first part of their Science and Religion series entitled How do You Read the Bible? Many people say they read the Bible literally. However, the Bible was written in languages that most Americans dont know, in cultures that are very foreign to our own. Any way we read it, were interpreting it to make sense in our own context. In this talk, they explore some of the problems and possible solutions to the problem of Biblical interpretation. The event will take place at Sadies Place in Kent Library. Refreshments will be served.

March 2008 

Athenæum Spring series:  Dr. Matt Fasnacht Presents: Cooling the Earth One Bite at a Time. March 27, 2008, 12:00 noon, Sadie's Place

Many agree that human activities are causing global warming and that we should do something about it, but what? Some argue for major changes in federal and state laws, others argue for increasing energy efficiency of consumer goods, but what can an individual person do right now? The answer may be as close as the choice of your next meal. Find out ways you can help slow global warming through small changes in your diet and by purchasing food from local farmers that place a high priority on environmental stewardship.

Refreshments will be served.

Athenæum Spring series: Food of the gods: chocolate

KENT LIBRARY'S SPRING AthenæUM SERIES HOSTS DR. TOM HARTES FOOD OF THE GODS: CHOCOLATE on Wednesday, March 26 at 12:00 noon. Dr. Tom Harte, emeritus professor of Speech Communication and Theatre, writes a food column for the Southeast Missourian. He founded My Daddys Cheesecake, Cape Girardeaus premier dessert emporium and is an unrepentant chocoholic. Chocolate will be served before, during, and after Dr. Hartes presentation. Admission to this presentation is free and open to all. As a bonus, Dr. Harte will be available afterwards to sign copies of his book, Stirring Words, which contains dozens of chocolate recipes. For more information, please go to: http://library.semo.edu/images/Athenæum/Harte_Chocolate.pdf .

Athenæum Spring series: Dr. Alan Journet presents 'The evidence regarding global climate change.'  March 20, 2008, 12 noon, Sadie's place.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the IPCC) is the most authoritative scientific body dealing with the issue of climate change, its causes, its consequences and what we should do to minimize and mitigate.  The IPCC has concluded that the existence of climate change is "Unequivocal" and that human activities are "very likely" contributing to the change.  In this program, Dr. Journet will present briefly the scientific consensus regarding the problem, incorporating a summary of the conclusions offered by the IPCC reports.  Refreshments will be served.

Athenæum Spring series: Thompson to Discuss 'The Voice That Thunders: The Books of Alan Garner'.  March 19, 2008, at 12:30 p.m., Sadie's place.

Paul Thompson of the Department of Music will present "The Voice That Thunders:  The Books of Alan Garner" at 12:30 p.m. March 19 in Sadie's Place in Kent Library.  Thompson will read selections from Garner's books and will give some background on this fascinating contemporary author.  Garner is one of Britain's most highly respected living writers.  An eclectic novelist of extraordinary power, Garner hails from Cheshire in the northwest of England.  All of Garner's books are rooted in the sense of history and place special to that region.  An elusive writer to categorize, Garner initially earned a reputation in the 1960s as a children's author with The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, The Mood of Gomrath and Elidor.  Subsequently, with Red Shift, The Owl Service, Strandloper, and most recently, Thursbitch, Garner has evolved into one of the most profound and powerful living writers for adults. 

 

Athenæum Spring series: Dr. Hamner Hill presents 'Why Malthus was wrong about so much, but ultimately right.'  March 18, 2008, 12 noon, Sadie's place.

Dire predictions baseed on Malthusian population biology models (worldwide famine, epidemics, radical drops in human population) have famously failed to materialize.  Why?  This discussion examines some of the factors that explain why such predictions did not come to pass including the malleability of the carrying capacity of an environment, population behaviours that appear to be unique to human populations and technological solutions to environmental problems.  The famous bet between economist Julian Simon and population biologist Paul Erlich serves as an object lesson in how Malthusian thought goes wrong.  Despite these factors, though, there are strong reasons for believing that Malthus was right about the big picture.  Refreshments will be served.

Athenæum Spring series: Imagining the Future

Matt Backer and Seann Brackin from the Department of Art will present “Imagining the Future”, on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at 12:30pm in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library as part of the Athenæum series. Matt and Seann will explore the history of science fiction, from the regular appearance of the genre today to 1933, when there was not such a clear difference between the future Americans expected and the future they imagined.

The presentation is open to all, and refreshments will be served. For more information, please go to:
http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum.shtml.

 

February 2008

Athenæum Spring series: God and Country Series: World View

Kent Library's Athenæum  Spring Series will host the second part of "God and Country Series" sponsored by the Association of Campus Ministries.  This timely presentation will be held Thursday, February 28, at 12:00 noon in Sadie's Place.  This lecture series addresses several distinct ways in which people of faith relate to the political world.  Bob Polack, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work and research in social justice, will speak on "Religion in Forming Social and Political Action in a Secular Democracy." Hamner Hill, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion, will speak on "The Secularist Approach: Why the Wall of Separation Matters."  For more information about this and other programs in Kent Library's Spring Athenæum please visit: http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum.shtml.

 

Athenæum Spring series: The Cabécar Indians in Costa Rica:  A Difficult Transition

Dr. Warren Anderson of the Department of Foreign Language and Anthropology will present, "The Cabécar Indians in Costa Rica: A Difficult Transition," on Wednesday, February 27, 2008, at 12:00 noon, in Sadie's Place at Kent Library as part of the Athenæum Series.  Dr. Anderson will discuss the initial stages of a research project in which professionals and community leaders are working together to structure an educational framework for the Cabécar Indians that provides opportunities for engagement in Costa Rican society without destroying indigenous traditions, communities, and values.  The presentation is open to all, and refreshments will be served.  For more information, please go to: http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum.shtml.

 

Athenæum Spring series: interpretations: sculpture and writing

chris wubbena, Southeast sculpture professor, will combine an exhibition of his artwork with a reading of rants in Kent Library's Sadie's Place at 12:30 p.m. on February 20, 2008.

 

Over the past two years wubbena has explored the authorship of self, the archeology of reality, and the artifact of belief through a multimedia installation of sculptures.  The de minimus series grew initially from a collection of poetic rants directed at what some would call trivial contemporary issues.

 

wubenna's sculpture work can be viewed in Kent Library throughout the spring semester.

Athenæum Spring series: Eurabia?

Kent Library Hosts "EURABIA?" February 19th.  Dr. David Cameron, Department of History, will deliver the second part of his "Europe - A Difficult Century" series.  "Eurabia?" will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Sadie's Place in Kent Library.  Dr. Cameron will shift his focus from Europe's past and try to present a glimpse of Europe's possible future.  For information about this program and other events in Kent Library's Athenæum Series, please visit: http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum.shtml.

Athenæum Spring series: God and Country Series

In the continuing Athenæum Series, Kent Library will host a 2-part "God and Country Series" sponsored by the Association of Campus Ministries.  The first presentation, entitled "Religion and Political Action," will be held February 14, at 12:00 noon in Kent Library's Sadie's Place.   Have you ever wondered how religious people work out the area of faith and politics in their lives?  Religion and politics is always a major topic of discussion in an election year.  Bob Polack, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work and researcher in social justice, will speak on "Religion in Forming Social and Political Action in a Secular Democracy".  Josh Haynes, a manager for U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson and member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church will be available for a dialogue on religion and political activism.  For more information about this and the other programs in Kent Library's Fall Athenæum series please visit: http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum.shtml

Athenæum Spring series: Asiatic migrations to Latin America

Kent Library's Athenæum Spring Series Presents Dr. Lee-DiStefano. Dr. Lee-DiStefano will draw upon her knowledge of the Asiatic migrations to Latin America, focusing upon Cuba and Peru. She will present artifacts of her research trips in the form of pictures, stories and interviews so that the audience can attempt to conceptualize the complexity of what it means to be Asian-Hispanic. Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 12:00 noon in Sadie's Place.

Athenæum Spring series: Student music recital

Kent Library's Athenæum Spring Series--Dr. Jeff Noonan and his student musicians from the Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts Department of Music will perform music from a variety of genres. Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 12:30p.m. in Sadie's Place.

Athenæum Spring series: “THE EUROPEAN CENTURY?”

KENT LIBRARY HOSTS “THE EUROPEAN CENTURY?” FEBRUARY 5. Dr. David Cameron, Department of History, will deliver the first part of his “Europe – A Difficult Century” series. “The European Century?” will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, Feb. 5 in Sadie’s Place in Kent Library. Dr. Cameron will shift his focus from Europe’s past and try to present a glimpse of Europe’s possible future.

Athenæum Spring series: The Guitar in America: Victorian Parlor to Jazz Age

Dr. Jeff Noonan, Associate Professor of Music, will discuss his recently published book, The Guitar in America: Victorian Parlor to Jazz Age (University Press of Mississippi, 2008), on February 4 at 12:30 p.m. at Sadie’s Place as part of Kent Library’s Spring 2008 Athenæum series of events. Join Professor Noonan as he traces the history of the guitar, from a refined parlor instrument to a mainstay in jazz and popular music, using sound clips and visual images to enhance his presentation. Copies of The Guitar in America will be available for signing by the author at the discussion. Professor Noonan has performed professionally on the classical guitar, Renaissance lute, Baroque guitar, and theorbo for over twenty-five years. In 2003, Southeast’s College of Liberal Arts presented Professor Noonan with its annual award for Outstanding Scholarship and Creative Activity. His articles and reviews have been published in High Performance, NYlon Review, and Soundboard.

January 2008

Athenæum Spring series: Cyndi Walker presents  “Uses of the Wall – A Dance Remix “

Kent Library hosts the next event in the Spring Athenæum Series in Sadie’s Place on Wednesday, January 30, at 12:30 p.m. Cyndi Walker, visiting artist, hosted by Department of Art, Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts will present “Uses of the Wall – A Dance Remix “ a lecture on art, printmaking, politics, ways to use walls, and ….
Ms. Walker holds a Master of Visual Arts degree in Printmedia from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Corcoran College of Art and design. She has taught classes and workshops in printmaking, drawing, and art appreciation in a variety of institutions. She currently lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

Athenæum Spring series: Kathy Smith, Department of Art, presents “The Artist Book” Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. at Sadie’s Place Kent Library.

A presentation of what an Artist Book is, its history, and how it is used in contemporary art today. A brief explanation will be given on how the concept of the artist book became the basis for a research project for UI100 students. Concurrent with the lecture will be an exhibition of UI100 student artist books.

Ms. Katherine Smith is an instructor in the Department of Art at Southeast Missouri State University and teaches Drawing and Figure Drawing as well as UI100 (First Year Seminars). She received her M.F.A. from Michigan State University. Her exhibition record has included many national and international exhibitions, and she is currently on leave from the Viridian Gallery in New York City.

December 2007

1search -- search multiple databases

Kent Library has implemented a federated searching service.  Federated searching enables simultaneous searching of multiple databases with one search interface.  For example, if you are searching for a history topic, America History and Life is a good database to go to.  But there's another database called Historical Abstracts, and there is history related content in general databases such as Academic Search Premier, Proquest Research Library, Project Muse, and Wilson Omnifile.  1search lets you search all 6 of these databases in one shot.  Of the 64 databases available through 1search, you can search all of them simultaneously, or any subset combination.  Databases can be grouped by broad subject, or you can create your own grouping by checking desired databases on the 'search by database' screen.  Check it out at find articles

Free cookies!

Monday through Thursday of finals week make any purchase at the Kent Coffee Cafe and receive a FREE, delicious, fresh baked cookie! Good luck on finals and thanks for a great semester from Kent Library!

Kent Library Offers Extended Hours Before, During Finals
Looking for the perfect place to study for finals? Kent library offers extended hours the week before and the week of finals. You'll also find great group study areas and quiet places for solo studying!

Late Nights at Kent Library:
Wednesday - Thursday, Dec. 5-6 7:30am - 1:00am
Friday, Dec. 7 7:30am - 9:00pm
Saturday, Dec. 8 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday, Dec. 9 1:00pm - 1:00am
Monday - Tuesday, Dec. 10-11 7:30am - 1:00am
Wednesday - Thursday, Dec. 12-13 7:30am - 11:00pm
Friday, Dec. 14 7:30am - 5:00pm


November 2007

Have you read a good book lately?

You are invited to a book discussion on Daniel Quinn's Ishmael on Thursday, November 29th at 4 p.m. in the Quiet Reading Room on the third floor of Kent Library. Winner of the Turner Tomorrow Award, the book provides a new twist on the story of human origin and development. Refreshments will be provided. If attending, RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary, at kdcross1s@semo.edu . More information is available at http://library.semo.edu/info/new/Fall2007BookDiscussion.shtml

"Taste the World" event in Kent Library

You are invited to a free tasting of international dishes (“Taste the World”) prepared by our international students on Thursday, November 15 at 4:30 p.m. in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place. This event is sponsored by the International Center and Kent Library. Come sample various cuisines and meet some of the international students in a relaxed setting.

Athenæum Fall series: Dr. David Cameron presents “Anti-Americanism in Europe” at Kent Library on Thursday, November 15 at 12:00 noon.

Dr. Cameron, Department of History, will deliver a lecture as part of Kent Library’s Athenæum Series. The lecture will be in Sadie's Place at Kent Library. Dr. Cameron will argue that European anti-Americanism tells us as much about Europe as it does about America. Admission to this presentation is free and open to all members of the Southeast community as well as the public. For more information, please go to http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum.shtml

Athenæum Fall series: Student Instrumental Recital

The Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts Department of Music will present a student instrumental recital on Wednesday, Nov. 14th at 12:30 p.m. in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library. This recital featuring students performing a variety of instrumental pieces will be presented as part of Kent Library's Athenæum Series. The recital is free and open to all members of the Southeast community as well as the public. For more information on this and other Fall Athenæum events, please visit  http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum.shtml.

Athenæum Fall series: Dylan Collins presents “Drawing in Space” at Kent Library on Tuesday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m.

Dylan Collins, Department of Art, will deliver a lecture as part of Kent Library’s Athenæum Series. The lecture will be in Sadie's Place at Kent Library. Collins comes to Southeast from Oberlin College and Kent State University where he taught drawing.  He is on a one-year appointment teaching Foundations courses in the Department of Art.  His artistic work is sculptural.  Admission to this presentation is free and open to all members of the Southeast community as well as the public. For more information, please go to http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum.shtml.

Athenæum Fall series:"Life in the North" presentation November 8th.

Dr. Warren Anderson, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Anthropology, will present this third and final part of the Migration Trilogy. Dr. Anderson will describe the history and struggles of a rural town in Southern Illinois which has received migrant workers for decades. The trials faced by this town demonstrate that migrant workers are not the only people directly affected by the social and economic effects of migration. Please join Kent Library's Fall Athenæum Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 in Sadie's Place in Kent Library. For more information on this and other Fall Athenæum events, please visit http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum.shtml.

Athenæum Fall series: Common Hour Recital in Sadie's Place,  November 7th.

The Department of Music in the Holland School of Performing Arts will present a Common Hour Recital on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The recital will be presented as part of Kent Library's Athenæum Series and will take place at 12:30 p.m.
in Sadie's Place in Kent Library. This vocal recital will feature a variety of languages and styles. Admission to this recital is free and open to all members of the Southeast community as well as the public.

Little River Drainage District Centennial Celebration

Special Collections and Archives and the Little River Drainage District (LRDD) Corporation will co-host a program Sunday, Nov. 4, at Southeast Missouri State University's Kent Library celebrating the 100th anniversary of the district.

The program, scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m., will feature guest speaker H. Riley Bock, former LRDD attorney and historian, who recently completed a history of the organization and its impact on southeast Missouri. Former board members and officers of the organization will be recognized during the ceremony.

After the program, the library will be showing a 20-minute Missouri Department of Conservation video, “A Southeast Story: We Changed the Land, The Land Changed Us,” in the Little Theater. Special Collections and Archives also will have on display an exhibit of materials from the LRDD’s historical records, which are now housed in the University library. This extensive collection of maps, blueprints, field books, photographs and correspondence is open to the public for research. More information at: http://www.semo.edu/news/index_15675.htm.

October 2007

 ReFEARence BOOOOoooks  

Browse our spooky selection of Halloween and Horror related reference books, on display on the new reference shelving

Reception for guests from the University of Costa Rica

Kent Library and Dr. Warren Anderson will host a reception for visiting students and faculty/administrators from the University of Costa Rica. Through the efforts of Dr. Warren Anderson and his colleagues, these welcome visitors from Costa Rica will spend time in Cape Girardeau experiencing the city, the university, and the surrounding area as part of an exchange program between their university and Southeast Missouri State University. During the presentation portion of the reception, the Costa Rican students will speak about their country, university, and town. They will give their views of the exchange program and will welcome questions from the audience. Please join us on Wednesday, October 31st from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Sadie’s Place, Kent Library.

Athenæum Fall series: Plan B

Benjie Heu presents "Plan B" Wednesday, October 31, at 12:30 p.m. at Sadie's Place in Kent Library. His artistic clay work, large, complex, and sculptural, includes figurative references to children, family, home, and work. Surfaces of the clay sculpture are glazed in metallic or black. Heu is beginning his third year at Southeast as head of the Ceramics Studio. He previously taught in Napa, California. For information about Kent Library's Athenæum Fall Series, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum.shtml.

Athenæum Fall series:“Why Can’t I Breathe When I’m at Home, Mommy?”

Ms. Heather Duschell, a graduate assistant with the Department of Biology, will give a breath-taking presentation: “Why Can’t I Breathe When I’m at Home, Mommy?” in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. The third in the Environmental Health trilogy, this presentation describes an innovative pediatric asthma program that examines the relationship between indoor air quality, environmental triggers and asthma symptoms in pediatric patients in southeast Missouri. This intervention program has been funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and was conducted by a Southeast graduate student who has indeed Experienced Success. For information about this and other programs in Kent Library’s Fall Athenæum series please visit: http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum.shtml.

Athenæum Fall series: The Noah Phenomenon

Dr. Lucinda Swatzell, Department of Biology, will deliver the third and final part to her Experiencing Genesis series. "The Noah Phenomenon" will be held in Sadie's Place in Kent Library, on Thursday October 25th, starting at 4:00 p.m. The Noah Phenomenon is about the Neolithic, about early society, and how humans still need each other and faith. It’s about survival. For information about Kent Library's Fall Athenæum Fall Series, please go to http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum.shtml

Athenæum Fall series: Deep in Mexico

Take a rare, in depth look at the culture, minds, and sprit of a people who are ‘coming north’ from Mexico to work in the United States. Kent Library’s Fall Athenæum Series hosts the second installment of “A Migration Trilogy”, a three-part series presented by Dr. Warren Anderson, Department of Foreign Languages and Anthropology. Dr. Anderson draws on his 25 years of ethnographic research and contact with Mexican migrant laborers to explore the human faces behind the statistics of labor migration from Mexico. “Deep in Mexico” will bring the audience into a world few of us will ever experience. Please join us Wednesday, October 24th at Noon in Sadie’s Place in Kent Library. For more information on this, and other Fall Athenæum events, please visit http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum.shtml

Relationship Violence Awareness Week

October 22nd -26th is Relationship Violence Awareness Week. Kent Library has several resources you can check out on Dating Violence, Dating, Date Rape, Stalking, Friendship, Family Violence, Spousal Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Relationship Addiction, and several resources on couples one, two, three.

For more information on Relationship Violence see the VICTORY website http://cstl.semo.edu/victory/.

Athenæum Fall series: Why Would Fish Species Want to Jump out of the Mississippi River?

OCTOBER 16.
Mr. Kim Fees, Graduate Assistant Department of Biology and Assistant Director of Residence Life for Facilities and Operations, will present “Why Would Fish Species Want to Jump out of the Mississippi River?” as part two of the trilogy ‘Environmental Health: Illustrations of Why It Is important to YOU’. This presentation describes research performed in the Mississippi River area near Ste. Genevieve, Missouri where the focus of the study was the relationship between human activities and the impacts to our natural resources, including various fish species.  Please join us on October 16, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. in Sadie’s Place, Kent Library.  For more information on this, and other Fall Athenæum events, please visit
http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum.shtml.
Athenæum Fall series: The Mirror Act

KENT LIBRARY HOSTS “THE MIRROR ACT” OCTOBER 17.
Dr. Lucinda Swatzell, Department of Biology, will deliver part two of “Experiencing Genesis, a Botanist's View of Religion and Science,” on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 at noon in Sadie’s Place, Kent Library. ‘The Mirror Act’ presentation is an account of human evolution with a focus on the native human state. Genesis 2 is examined for answers to the question, “What does it mean to be human?”  For information about Kent Library's Anthenaeum Fall Series, please go to http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum.shtml.

Athenæum Fall series: Crossing the Border program Will Explore Mexico-U.S. Border
Kent Library’s Fall Athenæum Series hosts “A Migration Trilogy”, a three-part series presented by Dr. Warren Anderson, Department of Foreign Languages and Anthropology. Dr. Anderson draws on his 25 years of ethnographic research and contact with Mexican migrant laborers to explore the human faces behind the statistics of labor migration from Mexico. The first presentation in the trilogy is “Crossing the Border”. This program provides an intriguing look at the Mexico-U.S. border including the people who patrol it, and those who attempt to cross it. Please join Kent Library for the first installment of “A Migration Trilogy” Tuesday, October 9th at 4:00 p.m. at Sadie’s Place in Kent Library. For more information on this, and other Fall Athenæum events, please visit http://library.semo.edu/info/Athenæum.shtml

Athenæum Fall series: Student music recital

The Department of Music in the Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts will present its second Common Hour Recital of the 2007-2008 season on Wednesday, October 10. The recital will be presented as part of Kent Library's Atheneum Series and will take place in Sadie's Place in Kent Library at 12:30 p.m. Admission to this recital is free and open to all members of the Southeast community as well as the general public.

The Common Hour Recitals feature Music Majors performing a wide variety of repertoire, ranging from solo literature to chamber music. These wide-ranging programs allow student performers the opportunity to present their latest works in public performances and also exposes listeners to a broad range of musical literature ranging from the Baroque to new works by Music Department composition students.

Athenæum Fall series: Must you choose between evolution and creation?

Dr. Lucinda Swatzell, Biology Department, will deliver 'The "E" Word' on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 12:00 noon in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place. The first of a three part series, “Experiencing Genesis, a botanist view of religion and science” will offer the university community an opportunity to hear fresh ideas on the long standing debate between science and religion.

Library now Vista wireless capable

If you have a laptop with the new Windows Vista operating system, you can now access the campus network & Internet through the library's wireless system.  A Southeast key and password are required for access.

September 2007

Celebrate Banned Books Week - September 29-October 6, 2007

Read anything naughty lately?  Chances are you have!  Join Kent Library in celebrating Banned Books Week. 

What was the most challenged book in 2006? And Tango Make Three.  Nine other books made it on the top 10 banned list for 2006, including Beloved by Toni Morrison  and The earth, my butt, and other big round things by Carolyn Mackler. Harry Potter tops out as the most challenged book of the 21st Century.  Google is even in on the banned book action.  Check out more about Banned Books Week,  and come see our display in Kent Library.

 

Why is environmental health important?

Dr. John Kraemer, a professor in the Department of Biology and in the Environmental Science Program, will present "Why is Environmental Health Important?" on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. in Kent Library's Sadie's Place. The first of a three-part series, this introductory discussion will provide insight into the history and practice of environmental health science, and examine the relationship between humans and the environment in which they live. The program includes open discussion in an informal setting, and is a part of Kent Library's Athenæum Fall Series.

Wubbena to Present “de minimis series” In Sadie's Place.

A sculpture professor new to the Department of Art at Southeast, chris wubbena, will present his sculptural work, the “de minimis series” at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Sadie’s Place in Kent Library. wubbena comes to Southeast from the University of Southern Mississippi. wubbena’s sculpture is nonrepresentational. He combines stone and metal in many of his works, and some of the pieces include etching and screen-printing process for surface ornamentation. His sculptural works include large installation pieces for outdoor corporate spaces. There is no charge for attending this presentation. Free snacks will be available, as well as food and drinks from the Coffee Cart in Sadie’s Place. Plan to attend and give wubbena your support!

The Southeast Baroque Ensemble will present the first  of the Athenæum Fall Series at 12:30 p.m. September 19 at Sadie's Place, Kent Library.

The program will consist of a musical presentation and a period discussion by the Southeast Baroque Ensemble. The performers are Department of Music faculty; Paul Thompson, Brandon Christenson, Sara Edgerton and Gary Miller. They have dedicated their skill and expertise to the performances of chamber music for the Baroque period on musical instruments from the period.

August 2007

New Hours for Kent Cafe

The Kent Cafe will now be open Monday-Thursday 10:30 am to 7:00 p.m. We've got macchiatos, cappuccinos, lates, mochas and a new "Joe to Go" cup of coffee for only $1.05. To see a picture: http://library.semo.edu/info/photos/features2.shtml.

June 2007

Weekend hours for 8 week summer session

Kent Library will be open Saturdays from 1:00 pm - 5:00p.m. during the eight week session (June 16th- August 3rd.)

New Library Director

Following the departure of Dean Sarah Cron, Ed Buis, formerly Head of Collection Management, will assume the office of Director of  Kent Library effective June 8, 2007.

May 2007

Congrats Library Assistant Graduates

Kent Library would like to congratulate all of the Students Assistants that will be graduating this May. The library appreciates all of their hard work and we wish them all the best in their future endeavors.
http://library.semo.edu/info/new/GraduatesSp07.shtml

Take a finals break

Take a break from finals!  Stop by Sadie's Place in Kent Library and enjoy a free beverage buffet!  Select your favorite refreshment from the table and enjoy!

April 2007

Madden XBOX Tournament

Thursday, May 3rd from 6:00-11:00 p.m. in the Kent Library Little Theater.  Walk-ins are welcome, but signups are preferred.  The signup sheet is in Kent Library outside of office 249 or email mdubaj@semo.edu with your name and what team you want to be in the tournament.  This event is for Southeast students only, no ID, no play. 

The tournament is BYOC- Bring your own controller.  (If you don't have one, you can borrow one, but you may have to wait to play.  BONUS: The first person to bring a second XBOX and Madden game gets to play first.  Questions? email Michelle at mdubaj@semo.edu

Virginia Tech

Google keeps a chronological list of the news on Virigina Tech. Click here: http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=virginia+tech&ie=UTF-8
 

Book Recommendations on the Web: Find what you didn’t know you wanted!

Having problems finding a good book to read? Folks at Kent Library don’t seem worry about that. Maybe it’s because they are surrounded by books all day…or maybe it’s these great reader’s advisory web sites! Here are the top picks from three Kent employees.    Fiction Connection, LibraryThing, NextFavorite.

Heidi: Student Assistant

Kent Library has just made that an easy task. We’ve recently acquired a new product called Fiction Connection through our database Books in Print. Fiction Connection offers a quick way to search for titles similar to the ones you already enjoy. Using Fiction Connection you can browse titles by topic, genre, setting, character, location, and timeframe. The only problem you’ll have now is having too many books to read!

Come check it out!

·         Go to Kent Library’s website.

·         Click on the link for Kent A-Z.

·         Find the link for Books in Print Database.

·         On the Books in Print page, click the link for Fiction Connection.

·         Search until your hearts content!

Michelle Dubaj: Instruction Librarian

Free and open to the public, LibraryThing.com is a great way for bibliophiles to catalog their own collections and find great new reads. All you need to sign up is a username and password, no additional info required. It’s fantastically simple. LibraryThing also provides social networking capabilities, letting you create your profile and join groups.  You can connect to people based on the books you share, and you can browse their online catalog, hunting for books you might like.

Adding books to your own catalog is easy. You can even use tags, rate books, and write your own reviews. Be sure to try out the Unsuggestor tool. It warns you of books you probably won’t like.

Alaina Culbertson: Library Associate

Sure, you like books. You also like music and movies. Get recommendations on all three at NextFavorite.com. After you register (it’s free), just make a list of stuff you’ve already watched, listened to, or read. Rate how well you liked it and NextFavorite will suggest things for you to checkout next. The list helps you keep track of the things already in your collection. You can also create a wish list of things you’d like to read or buy next. NextFavorite doesn’t use social networking, and it is trying to sell you the stuff on your wish list. If you like shopping online and have all your social networking needs met by Facebook, then this is the page for you.

Rest in Peace, Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut died Wednesday, April 11 at the age of 84. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9554280

Alaskan Fiddling Poet to be Featured at Wordsfair

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 28, 2007 -- Ken Waldman, "Alaska's Fiddling Poet," author, musician and songwriter will be this year's special guest at Southeast Missouri State University's annual Wordsfair April 14. The event is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. April 14 on the Kent Library portico. Waldman will perform at 1 p.m. Waldman has performed at hundreds of universities, public schools and festivals. A former college professor, Waldman also has published two books of poetry, five CDs and more than 400 poems and stories in national magazines. His performances have been touted by diverse forums such as The Boston Herald and The Austin Chronicle. http://www.semo.edu/news/index_13435.htm

March 2007

What's in your attic?

Dr. Lisa Speer, Special Collections & Archives, was recently interviewed on KFVS12 explaining how to verify authenticity of paper documents that might be of historical significance. For the article and video: http://www.kfvs12.com/Global/story.asp?s=6217230 .

Civil Rights Publications Available Online

The University of Maryland School of Law's Thurgood Marshall Law Library has digitized Historical Publications of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. The United States Commission on Civil Rights was created in 1957 with the goal of "building an America that is truly equal." The Mission Statement of The USCCR includes the investigation of complaints alleging that citizens are being deprived of their right to vote by reason of their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin. Learn more about the USCCR here:
http://www.usccr.gov/index.html

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library began the online project in 2001. The goal was to create a complete record of these valuable publications from both the USCCR web site and documents held in the Library's collection. Publications come from the Federal and State Governments. Browse this amazing collection here:
http://www.law.umaryland.edu/marshall/usccr/subjlist.asp

William Carlos Williams manuscript donated to Southeast

A signed typescript of an unpublished poem by famous American poet William Carlos Williams has been donated to Southeast Missouri State University. The story of the origin, history and gift of the poem, entitled "About a Little Girl," will be told by Michael Lund, at 7 p.m., Monday, March 12, in Sadie's Place in Kent Library. For the full text, visit http://www.semo.edu/news/index_13230.htm . For the KFVS12 coverage of this event: http://www.kfvs12.com/Global/story.asp?s=6217243.

 

February 2007

From Periodicals to Going Public

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Linda Zimmer, periodicals supervisor at Kent library, will showcase her interest in library history on “going Public” a popular Sunday afternoon radio show on National Public Radio. Zimmer was invited to the show to answer questions about the Bonawit stained-glass window collection housed at Kent Library. The Bonawit windows are named for their creator, G. Owen Bonawit. Bonawit created stained glass-art pieces for Duke University, Yale University and King of Siam Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. “Kent Library’s pieces are unique and depict Mark Twain’s life on the Mississippi River, Westward Expansion, and Printers’ Trademarks” says Zimmer “ the printers’ trademarks were used in the early days of the printing press to identify the makers of a book.”

Want to listen? Linda Zimmer will be interviewed by Tom Hardy on “Going Public.” The show airs on KRCU 90.9 FM. Sunday, March 4th at 3:00 p.m.  A podcast of the program is available here -- download or listen online!


Michael Davis Lecture: Pearl Stewart

On Wednesday, February 21st 2007 for the Michael Davis Lecture, Pearl Stewart was the presenter. She was the first African-American women to become editor of a major daily newspaper. For her research paper, "Women of Color as Media Executives" in the book Politics and the Press click here  . For the Minorities in the Media by Gutierrez and Wilson click here.  For the recent update she mentioned click here.  Racism, Sexism, and the Media. Giving a Voice to the Voiceless: Four Pioneering Black Women Journalists by Jinx Broussard is available through Interlibrary Loan


Library service quality survey

On February 5th, Kent Library opens LibQUAL+, an online survey, to the University community for the purpose of assessing the Library's service quality, understanding users' opinions, and acting upon them. The link to the survey, which takes only a few minutes to complete, is available at (survey closed). As a thank you for participating, a random drawing for individuals who provide their e-mail addresses will take place for the following prizes:
STUDENTS: 1 $100 and 7 $50 gift certificates for gas, restaurant, grocery, bookstore, or iTune purchases (your choice)
FACULTY/STAFF: 2 $50 gift certificates for gas, restaurant, grocery, or bookstore purchases (your choice).

The survey closes on February 28th, so don't put off taking it. It will help the Library be the best it can be.


January 2007

State of the Union and State of the State addresses online

Watch the President's State of the Union Address and check out the 2007 State of the Union Policy Initiatives. http://www.whitehouse.gov/stateoftheunion/2007/index.html . Want to compare years? CSPAN has the State of the Union Address on file from 1945 http://www.c-span.org/executive/stateoftheunion.asp . What about Missouri? You can also watch the State of the State Address http://dese.mo.gov/divadm/telecom/StateofState07.html or read it http://www.gov.mo.gov/State_of_the_State_2007.htm

Revised Library hours

Due to an increase in the minimum wage, Kent Library will change its hours to stay within the student assistant budget. Beginning Monday, January 29th, the revised hours for the spring semester will be:

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Monday: 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please check the website for exceptions to the regular schedule. http://library.semo.edu/info/library/hours.shtml


Photos of Kent Library

Kent Library has a new Photo Gallery http://library.semo.edu/info/photos/index.shtml . Take a look at pictures of our features, service points, and remodeling. We even have a Behind the Scenes section.

Kent Library is Cell Phone Friendly

Kent Library is encouraging all library patrons to use their cell phones in our Cell Phone Friendly Zones. They are located in the South stairwells and the front hallway on the second and third floor. Map http://library.semo.edu/info/floorplan_gif.shtml#2nd
 

December 2006

Kent Library Student Assistant Receives Honor

Diane Riley, student worker for Collection Management Department of Kent Library, was one of the students chosen by Dr. Dobbin's office for the Center for Strategic and International Studies Seminar that will be held in Washington, D.C. during Spring break from March 18th thru 23rd, 2007. This Center is a strategic think tank in Washington, D.C. For more details on the program visit http://www.semo.edu/csis/

 

November 2006
 

iPod Shuffle contest: winner anounced!

Roneisha Black is the Kent Library iPod Shuffle winner.  Her entry was selected from a random drawing of over a hundred entries.  She received the new 1GB iPod Shufle http://www.apple.com/ipodshuffle/
that just came out, which is less than two inches long but holds 240 songs.
 
Additional entries that the Library loved:
 
Read @ Kent Library to get smart.
 
Listen! Checkout Book for class. Find DVDs and awesome hot Coffee. 

Think you know Kent library?

Kent Library - find ideas, think smart, inspire your life!

Get facts, fun & ideas, checkout Kent Library!

To find secret anwers for life,see Kent Library

Campus life is great after you see Kent Library

Awesome magazines inspire girls love Kent Library!

What's @ Kent Library?  Awesome answers and ideas that inspire you to get smart and Coffee and DVDs.

They know all about books@ Kent Library! Go now to its website to find facts you need

Think about all you read and inspire life

To find answers think- ideas before facts

After class go checkout campus life @ Kent Library for great ideas, smart answers, fun facts, hot magazines, and awesome books that you
love to read!

Need Facts? Go to Kent Library, read books, borrow DVDs, find awesome answers @ website, get hot Coffee before class.  All smart boys and girls do!

 

picture of winner of iPod poetry contest
 

 

Server Migration - Library Access Interrupted

The Galahad Library Catalog will be down for a migration to another server on Thursday, November 9 starting at 8 am which could last up to 24 hours. During this time the Kent Library Catalog will not be available and patrons will be unable to complete MOBIUS or Interlibrary Loan requests or view Interlibrary Loan articles. Also, off-campus access to the databases will be unavailable during this time. On-campus use of databases will NOT be interrupted. Services will be restored once the server migration is complete.

 

October 2006

New database for test preparation and skill building

The Learning Express Library offers test preparation materials and practice tests for graduate programs (GRE, GMAT etc.), vocational testing  (ASVAB, Praxis, Real Estate, Firefighter, Nurse Aide, and more) and resources for skill building in language, math, reading and job skills.  Also includes study guides for a wide variety of educational/vocational tests from ACT to TOEFL.

 

YouTube? WeTube! Kent video online.

Have you heard of YouTube?   The online video sharing site, just purchased by Google, now has a shining new star in its line up- Kent Library. Check out the video highlighting the coffee services at Kent Library   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpLutYcKRno .
 

 

Preview Rare Faulkner & Twain materials in Rare Book Room.

"Faulkner and Twain," a conference sponsored by Southeast Missouri State University’s Center for Faulkner Studies and the Missouri Humanities Council will be held on the Southeast campus Oct. 19-21.  The conference, which will be held in the University Center, will open at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, with a keynote address by Dr. Robert Brinkmeyer, professor and chair of English at the University of Arkansas.  The three-day conference also will feature papers presented by 39 scholars representing six countries and 13 American states. Papers will treat such topics as the river, the frontier, humor, race, class, gender, history, and Faulkner and Twain in the classroom.  The conference also will include an exhibit of the University’s Faulkner and Twain materials from the Louis Daniel Brodsky and Charles L. Harrison Collections.  A preview of the materials on exhibit in Kent Library’s Rare Book Room will be open to the general public from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. 

The main events of the conference are open to the public and are free. For more information, contact the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University at (573) 651-2628 or by e-mail at

cfs@semo.edu or visit http://www.semo.edu/cfs/conference/index.htm 

Win an iPod Shuffle

Homework? Papers? Get research help and a soundtrack for your studies by stopping by the reference area on the third floor of Kent Library. Here you’ll not only find great people ready with research and resources, but you can also enter to win your very own iPod Shuffle—perfect for downloading musical motivators for midnight cram sessions!

As part of Kent’s Ask Us! take Know for an answer program the library produced magnetic poetry-type promotional magnets with a library theme. The magnets feature words like “facts”, “magazine”, “answers” and “inspire”. To win the iPod you will need to “shuffle” the words around to produce an individual work and submit the lines on their entry forms. Distance students, you can enter too! Visit the web site listed below. Then simply print out the entry form and mail it in to Kent.

Complete rules and instructions for entry can be found at http://library.semo.edu/info/new/ipod.shtml (no longer available)

September 2006

Paws & Claws @ Kent Library for Family Weekend

Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my! Paws & Claws is a family event geared towards children ages 3 to 10. There will be a Paws and Claws movie as well as stations for crafts, games, books and a discovery table. Bring your little animals and have a roaring good time! For more information calls Michelle Dubaj, Instruction Librarian, at 573-651-2748
 

Papers of emeritus Dr. George Suggs added to archives

Special Collections and Archives recently received the papers of Southeast Missouri State University emeritus Professor of History Dr. George Suggs.  While at Southeast, Dr. Suggs was a productive scholar and an effective teacher, conducting courses dealing with the American labor movement and Constitutional history.  Dr. Suggs grew up in Bladenboro, North Carolina.  In 1947, he entered Wake Forest University, but that education was interrupted by the Korean War.  Following two years in the U.S. Air Force, he went on to earn a B.A. at the University of Colorado and later his M.A.  He received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Colorado in 1964.  Suggs' resume lists five books written or edited, numerous articles in scholarly journals, presentations at conventions and more than forty book reviews. Since retirement he has continued to write, particularly about the North Carolina of his youth.  Wayne State University Press published his  "My World is Gone": Memories of Life in a Southern Cotton Mill Town, centering on the experiences of his father in the Bladenboro cotton mills, in May, 2002.  The eight linear feet of material donated to Special Collections documents his thirty-plus years of teaching and scholarship at Southeast Missouri State University.  The materials include correspondence, committee minutes and research notes for Dr. Suggs' published works including Colorado's War on Militant Unionism: James H. Peabody and the Western Federation of Miners (1972).  Also, the collection contains documents dealing with the 1980 Missouri History Conference and the Bicentennial Lecture Series here at Southeast.    For more information about this collection contact the Special Collections and Archives http://library.semo.edu/archives/index.htm.

 

Commemorative of September 11th

This year will mark the 5th anniversary of the tragedies of September 11th. The Librarian’s Internet Index has created a special collection of websites with primary source material like first person accounts, audio and video footage, and photos. http://www.lii.org/pub/topic/September11.

For photos and a timeline of events post-September 11th see the September 11th webpage from the White house http://www.whitehouse.gov/president/september11/ .

 

August 2006

Off Campus Access to Databases and Subscription Reference Services

On Monday August 14th, Kent Library will begin making modifications for off campus access. Prior to the 14th, faculty, students and staff can access Kent Library subscription services from off campus with their old identification number.  Starting August 16th all Faculty, Students and Staff must use their new Southeast ID number to access services. The new Southeast ID number will begin with an “S” and will be on the new Redhawks cards that will be issued in August.  Students who enrolled for the first time this semester will have off campus access to subscription services after the maintenance period is over. 

What is my new Southeast ID number?

When you receive your new Southeast ID card, it will have your Southeast ID number on it.

 Didn’t get your Redhawk card yet and need to know your new Southeast ID number?

Students can login to the Portal, click on the Student Tab, select Southeast Self-Service, then Student & Financial Aid, then Student Records, view Student Information. The new Southeast ID number will be in the upper right hand corner of the webpage.  Students can contact the Registrar’s Office with questions about their new Southeast ID number http://www2.semo.edu/registrar/.  

 Faculty and Staff can contact Human Resources http://www4.semo.edu/humanresources/ .

Seattle’s Best Coffee comes to Kent Library

Kent Library has expanded its coffee service to include espressos, lattés, gourmet cocoa, flavored coffee, and organic coffee. We even have Caramel Macchiato! The coffee flavors include Hazelnut, Henry’s Blend, the House Blend, and Javanilla. Cappuccino and different teas will continue to be served. An assortment of juices is also available as well as Red Bull. The hours for the Fall Semester are Monday–Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Want to take a look? http://library.semo.edu/info/photos/features2.shtml

New Database: PsycArticles

Full text of 56 psychology journals from 1985-present published by the American Psychological Association and other psychology oriented publishers.

 

July 2006

New additions—Audio Books on CD

Thirty-six audio books on CDs were added to the collection in the Instructional Materials center. Both popular fiction and nonfiction make up this new collection of audio books on CD. Titles range from The Greatest Generation authored and read by Tom Brokaw and 102 minutes: the untold story of the fight to survive inside the Twin Towers by New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn through works by authors such as J. K. Rowling, Agatha Christie, Dr. Phil McGraw, and Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the Car Talk guys.  Copies of the fronts of the audio books with descriptions on the back can be browsed in the IM Center. Audio books on CD circulate for three weeks. A complete list of the 36 titles with links to content descriptions can be found here:  http://galahad.missouri.edu/search/f?SEARCH=im%2Fab

May 2006

Summer reading -- grab a best seller

Memorial Day is over, pools are opening! Grab a best seller to join you pool side. In Sadie's Place at Kent Library there are shelves of Best Sellers from the New York Times Best Sellers list as well as a whole section of paperback books. We have extra copies of the most popular books, so stop in, browse, and grab a book.
http://library.semo.edu/info/library/hours.shtml

 

Kent Faculty & Staff recognized for years of service

On April 30th, 2006, faculty and staff across campus were honored for their years of service to the university. Honored from Kent Library include, Sheila Isaacs-10 years of service; Edmund Buis-20 years of service; Carl Pracht-20 years of service; and last but not least Mary Langston--30 years. The women received brooches and the men received tie tacs. Please join me in honoring these Kent Library workers for their years of hard work.
 
Free coffee, tea and lemonade for finals week

Kent library will offer free beverages throughout finals week.  Coffee, tea and lemonade will be available on the main floor of the library at the following hours:

M-W: 7:30am - 1:00am
Th: 7:30am - noon

April 2006
 

Congratulations student assistant graduates!

Kent Library would like to congratulate all of the Students Assistants that will be graduating this May.  The library appreciates all of their hard work and we wish them all the best in their future endeavors. Graduating this May: Alicia Ballew, Ryan Blocker, Sarah Hoffman, Renee Johnson, Yeorum Lee, Amanda Malone, Hilary (Venneman) Mungle, and Angela Roper. For details and photos see http://library.semo.edu/info/new/GraduatesSp06.shtml

 

Iced Cappucino in Kent Library
 
The Kent Coffee Cart is now offering Iced Cappucinos in addition to its many other beverage choices.   The Kent Coffee Cart offers coffee, teas, bottled beverages and an assortment of food items.  The Coffee Cart is located on the main floor of the library next to Sadie's Place, the new browsing collection and study area. 
   
DVD Rentals - Free!  
Stressed over exams? Need a good movie for a rainy day? Kent Library has over 10,000 films on DVD and VHS tape in its collection.  Check out the DVD new releases in Sadie's Place on the main floor of the library.  This months staff picks include, Supersize Me, The Notebook, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Shrek and more.

 

March 2006

282 journals added to JStor

The number of titles available in Jstor has been effectively tripled with the addition of 3 collections: Arts & Sciences II, III and General Science. The added titles deepen coverage in existing disciplines and add coverage of the following disciplines: general science, language & literature, music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history,study of art and architecture, archaeology, classics, and African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Slavic studies.

Pepsi machine available

In the Basement of Kent Library there is a Pepsi vending machine that dispenses 20 oz bottles of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper and Mountain Dew for $1.25 a piece. The machine accepts dollars and coins.

Phase I Grand Opening

In order to better serve student needs, Kent Library recently underwent an extensive renovation on the library main floor completing Phase I of a library two-phase library remodeling effort. Phase I consists of the Kent Coffee Cart and Sadie's Place. Phase II, the Information Commons on the third floor, the largest part of the remodeling, is yet to come.

On Monday, March 13, 2006 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Kent Library will hold an open house hour with ribbon cutting to unveil the Kent Coffee Cart and Sadie's Place. All day there will also be book drawings and a special display of Kent Library Memorabilia in the Archives. Chartwell's will treat Kent Coffee Cart patrons with free coffee during the open house hour and will provide chocolate treats with a purchase all day.

Sadie's Place is named in honor of the first campus librarian, Miss Sadie Kent. Located in Sadie's Place are two new group study rooms, browsing shelves for new book titles and New York Times best sellers. Over 100 current magazines, journals and newspapers will be relocated to the browsing area for better patron accessibility. Distributed throughout the area are eight computer stations for student research. Since the entire library is wireless, laptops, personal or library loaned, can be used throughout to access the library online resources. Come sip a cup with Chaucer, Milton, and Shakespeare, who are always accessible in the building.

For more information and pictures: http://library.semo.edu/info/new/grand_opening/grandopening.html

February 2006

Has a library changed your life?

Woman's day magazine is asking female readers to share their stories about how a library has changed their lives. Readers can submit a 700 word essay describing how a library has made a significatn idfference in their lives. The four winners and their essays will be featured in an upcoming issue of Woman's Day magazine. For contest rules see: http://www.womansday.com/article.asp?section_id=7&article_id=10148

New online resource: Literature Resource Center

The Literature Resource Center from Gale is a source for author biographies and criticism. The LRC contains the entire contents of the Dictionary of Literary Biography and Contemporary Authors, plus content from numerous other Gale literary publications.

January 2006

Kent Library to Get Comfy New Makeover

Kent Library will be completing its first significant remodeling in 35 years. The updates, scheduled to be done in February, will include new flooring, furniture, book & newspapers displays, as well as place to grab a cup of coffee. For the full text visit, http://www.semo.edu/news/index_8363.htm

 

New online resources

Grove Art Online, Grove Music Online, and Oxford Reference Online are available on the Find Articles page. Grove Art Online is an electronic version of The Dictionary of Art, Grove Music is an electronic version of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Oxford Reference Online is a collection of over 140 reference books in electronic format -- list of titles

December 2005

Extended Library Hours for Finals

Late Nights at Kent Library! The library will stay open later at night for finals week.

December  9 (Friday): 7:30am - 11:30pm
December 10 (Saturday): 9:00am - 9:00pm
December 11 (Sunday): Noon - 1:00am
December 12 (Monday): 7:30am - 1:00am
December 13 - 14 (Tue. - Wed.): 7:30am - 1:00am
December 15 (Thursday): 7:30am - 11:30pm
December 16 (Friday): 7:30am - 6:00pm

 

Free Hot Drinks During Finals

Kent Library will offer free beverages during finals week on:

Saturday (Dec 10): 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday (Dec 11): noon to 1:00 a.m.
Monday (Dec 12): 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Tuesday (Dec 13): 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday (Dec 14): 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.


November 2005

Wednesday before Thanksgiving hours

The possibility exists that the University President will dismiss all University staff between 1-3pm on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 for an early Thanksgiving break. If that happens, Kent Library will close when University staff is dismissed.

New Displays

There are two new displays on the main floor of the library this month. The first is for Alzhiemer's Awareness month. For more information see the St.Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer's association www.alzstl.org/. The second display is of the Holocaust and coincides with a visit from a prominent Holocaust Scholar. For more information on the speaker see www.semo.edu/news/index_7459.htm and for general information see the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, www.ushmm.org/.
Hurricane Season Resources
Follow the end of the 2005 Hurricane Season with CNN www.cnn.com/specials/2005/hurricanes or AccuWeather http://hurricane.accuweather.com/hurricane/index.asp. Ever wonder how they name hurricanes? Checkout the Naming of Hurricanes from the National Hurricane Center, www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml

October 2005

Scavenger hunt

On Saturday October 29th, Kent Library will host a Bug Hunt for Homecoming Weekend.  Kids learn by participating in a Scavenger Hunt in Kent Library.  The event will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Homecoming Weekend Schedule.


September 2005

Lueders Photographic Collection Exhibit

LUEDERS PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION EXHIBIT TO OPEN AT SOUTHEAST’S KENT LIBRARY. Photographs from the Paul R. and John L. Lueders Photographic Collection will be on exhibit at Southeast beginning Sunday. Special Collections and Archives in the University’s Kent Library will host the exhibit, which will feature 30 images of local personalities and landmarks. The community is invited to attend the exhibit opening at 2 p.m. For the full text, visit http://www.semo.edu/news/index_7066.htm.

Bugs & Butterflies was a hit!

As part of Family Weekend, Kent Library hosted “Bugs & Butterflies” on Saturday, September 24th. Nearly 30 people attended, filling the third floor reading room.  Participants got to make butterfly or bumblebee fridge magnets, color pictures, play bug tic-tac-toe, watch a magic school bus video, go on a scavenger hunt and view a case of real bugs from the Biology Department.  The children made a Bugs & Butterflies banner which is on display at the Reference Desk.

Hurricane Katrina -- sources & efforts

web resources   |  Campus opportunities to help
9/11 then & now -- events, aftermath, people, rebuilding


August 2005

Convenient Return Boxes

There are two new return boxes on the west side of Kent Library. You don't
even need to get out of your car when returning Kent Library materials. One
box is for books and the other is for audiovisual materials.

May, 2005

Kent Library will offer free coffee, lemonade, and iced tea during Finals Week this semester. The hours for the beverages are as follows:

Saturday (May 7): 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday (May 8): noon to 1:00 a.m.
Monday (May 9): 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Tuesday (May 10): 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday (May 11): 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Thursday (May 12): 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

April, 2005

26 new journals added to Project Muse in 2005 so far

Including:

African Studies Review (The African Studies Association)
Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism (Indiana University Press)
Asian Music (University of Texas Press)
Children's Literature Association Quarterly (Johns Hopkins University Press)
Film History: An International Journal (Indiana University Press)
Future of Children (Brookings Institution Press)
Hastings Center Report (The Hastings Center)
Hesperia (The American School of Classical Studies at Athens)
Hispanic Review (The University of Pennsylvania Press)
History in Africa (The African Studies Association)
Jewish Quarterly Review (The University of Pennsylvania Press)
Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies (Indiana University Press)
Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. ( Indiana University Press)
Journal of the Early Republic (The University of Pennsylvania Press)
Journal of the Royal Musical Association (Oxford University Press)
Modern Drama: world drama from 1850 to the present (University of Toronto Press)
Monumenta Nipponica (Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan)
Parergon (The Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies) - just announced
Past & Present (Oxford University Press)
Red Cedar Review (Michigan State University Press)
Sirena: poesia, arte y critica (Johns Hopkins University Press)
Studies in Bibliography (The Bibliographic Society of The University of Virginia)
Tolkien Studies (West Virginia University Press)
University of Toronto Quarterly (University of Toronto Press)
Victorian Periodicals Review (University of Toronto Press)
Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture (University of Nebraska Press)

Research Help at Sikeston.

Michelle Dubaj, a Kent Library instruction librarian will be at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center’s Room 212 on Wednesday, April 20th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students can get help finding books, choosing a database,finding full-text, citing sources and more!

Research Help at Towers

A librarian will be at the Towers Computer Lab to help you with your projects and papers. You can get help with finding books, choosing a database, finding full-text, citing sources and more! Help will be available on Sunday, April 17th and Monday, April 18th from 6-9 pm.

March, 2005

Welcome Mr. Changlei Li

Kent Library welcomes Mr. Changlei Li, a Faulkner scholar from China who will spend the next year conducting research in the Center for Faulkner Studies in Kent Library. To read more, go to: http://www.semo.edu/news/index_5816.htm

A New Collection in Special Collections

Special Collections and Archives recently acquired the papers of the League of Women Voters, the Cape Girardeau County Chapter. Included among the papers are the minutes of the local chapter's board and annual meetings, financial reports, newsletters, reports on local studies conducted by the League on issues like recycling, disaster planning, water quality, and juvenile justice. The Cape Giradeau County Chapter of the League of Women Voters was formed in 1969. The League of Women Voters recently celebrated its 85th national birthday, and the Cape Girardeau chapter commemorated the occasion with a program at the Cape Girardeau Public Library Hirsh Room. On March 22nd, members of the Cape Girardeau County LWV will visit Kent Library's Special Collections for a tour of the repository, to meet the staff and see the progress being made on preparing the LWV Papers for public use.

February, 2005

Learn to use the power of Kent Library’s research tools!  

How?  Access and use Searchpath , Kent Library’s new research and library tutorial.  Searchpath is available 24/7 from anywhere you have access to the web.  Try your hand at the Flash generated Thinkfast game or any number of skill building and skill testing activities throughout the tutorial. 

  • Students - at the Kent Library homepage, select “Learn from a Librarian,” then Searchpath. 
  • Faculty & Staff – at the Kent Library homepage, select “Faculty Central,” then select to learn more about the tutorial or select to access it.

Our very own Special Collections Librarian, Lisa K. Speer is featured in the latest faculty spotlight.

January, 2005

Library exterior work completed

The work on Kent Library's exterior has been completed, providing better insulation and moisture control.

Online Interlibrary Loan forms

Did you know that you can request items from other libraries online?  When available, journal articles from interlibrary loan can also be retrieved electronically.  For interlibrary loan books, remember to check the MOBIUS catalog first for even faster service.  Electronic interlibrary loan forms are available at: http://library.semo.edu/get/ill.html

 

December, 2004

Coffee & cocoa during finals week

Kent Library will have free coffee and cocoa during Finals Week again this semester.  The hours for the beverages are as follows:

Friday (Dec. 10) -- noon to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday (Dec. 11) -- 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday (Dec. 12) -- 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Monday (Dec. 13) -- 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Tuesday (Dec. 14) -- 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday (Dec. 15) -- 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Thursday (Dec. 16) -- 8:30 a.m. to noon

November, 2004

New Library exhibit

Special Collections and Archives in Kent Library has a new exhibit of items from the Charles L. Harrison Collection on display in the Rare Book Room's window. On display are some of the oldest items in the collection, including a cuneiform tablet, a 1234 manuscript, a 1494 printed book, illustrated worksfrom John James Audubon and George Cruikshank, a Mark Twain letter and a signed Lewis Carroll Alice in Wonderland. For information on the Harrison Collection or to schedule a tour or class in the Rare Book Room, contact Dr. Lisa Speer at extension 7446.

Kent Library student assistant spotlighted

Robyn Mainor, a student assistant in Kent Library's Special Collections and Archives, is included in Southeast Spotlights on Students at: http://www.semo.edu/spotlights/students_5122.htm


Research Assistance in Towers

A librarian will be at the Towers Computer Lab to help you with your projects and papers. You can get help with finding books, choosing a database, finding full-text, citing sources and more!

Assistance will be available on Sunday, November 21st and Monday, November 22nd from 6-9 pm.

Library training available at area higher education centers

Library Instruction at SAHEC and PAHEC

Michelle Dubaj, a Kent Library instruction librarian will be at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center’s Room 212 on Thursday, November 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. , along with Marilyn Crites from the Writing Center .  They will be available to help students with research needs.

Michelle will also be at the Perryville Area Higher Education Center ’s Computer Lab on Thursday, November 18 at 1:00 p.m. to help students. 

New online resource: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory

Publication information for over 250,000 magazines, journals, trade magazines, newspapers, newsletters and other serial publications. Use Ulrich's to answer questions such as whether or not a journal is Scholarly/Peer reviewed/refereed or where a particular magazine is indexed. Available on the find articles page.

October, 2004


2004 election resources -- guide to election information


New online resource: Oxford English Dictionary

An online version of the 20 volume Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is now available on the Find Articles page and Quick Information page.

September, 2004

Homecoming Alumni Events in Kent Library 

 Kent Library invites alumni to the following Homecoming events on Friday, October 29.  Refreshments will be provided. 

 Friday, October 29 
2:00-2:30 p.m.            An Introduction to Kent Library’s Web Page, Little Theatre in Kent Library Lab, KL215
2:00-4:00 p.m.            Alumni Memorabilia Exhibit in Special Collections, Kent Library, KL305
3:00-3:30 p.m.            Researching Companies for Investment, Little Theatre in Kent Library Lab, KL215
3:00-4:00 p.m.            Rare Book Room Tours, Kent Library, KL217

"Dinosaur Day" for SEMO Family Weekend

The library will be holding a "Dinosaur Day" on Saturday the 25th, during Family Weekend. There will be a showing of the video "The Magic School Bus:The Busasaurus," followed by a period of crafts, games and free time reading.

Dinosaur Day will be held in the Instructional Materials Center Classroom on the 3rd floor, on Saturday the 25th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Suitable for children ages 3 and up

Improved library service: All printed library notices (overdue, fine, pickup and billing notices) will now be sent via e-mail rather than postal or campus mail

Since e-mail is now considered the official means of communication with the University community and all SE Key e-mail accounts are no longer allowed to forward messages, Kent Library will now send out all notices by e-mail to the faculty, staff and SE Key e-mail accounts. This includes all overdue, fine and billing statements and all pickup notices indicating that MOBIUS and Interlibrary Loan materials are ready for pickup at the Circulation Desk. On Tuesday, Sept. 7, the aforementioned library notices will start being delivered by e-mail only. If you have any questions about this improved service, please contact the Kent Library Circulation Desk at 651-2232.

May, 2004

New Database: Facts.com

The award-winning Reference Suite @ FACTS.com encompasses more than 60 years of full-text news. The suite interconnects relevant articles so that even novice researchers quickly and easily get the answers they seek on current articles. Special Historic Event features cover landmark events back to 1940, with full-text 1940's coverage.   The Facts on File Reference Suite contains the following full-text databases:

  • The Facts On File World News Digest (1980 to the present with selected Content back to 1940)

  • Issues and Controversies On File (1995 to the present)

  • Today's Science On File (1992 to the present)

  • The World Almanac Reference Database (the 2000 edition plus expanded content)

Grant awarded to Special Collections and Archives

Kent Library's Special Collections and Archives has been awarded a $19,800.00 grant from the Missouri Historical Records Grant Program for its Lueders Photographic Project.  The Lueders Collection contains approximately 30,000 prints and negatives of Southeast Missouri region people, places and events. The MHR grant will enable the staff of Special Collections to rehouse the prints and negatives in archival quality sleeves and containers, and create a searchable and  accurate item level database of images in the collection.

April, 2004

New Database:  Academic Search Premier

Kent Library has upgraded its EbscoHost subscription from Academic Search Elite to Academic Search Premier.  Premier is the world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for more than 4,450 scholarly publications, including 3,500 peer-reviewed publications.  In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for all 7,888 journals in the collection.  Of the 3500 peer reviewed titles, 100 have archival indexing and pdf full text as far back as 1965.

March, 2004

New genre in Kent Library - graphic novels

In Spring 2003, Kent Library was awarded grant funding to add a collection of graphic novels. The 127 titles added include representative anthologies of traditional comic book fare as well as works that established the genre as graphic narratives intended for an adult audience, such as 'Maus', Art Spiegelmans graphic novelization of his father's memories as a holocaust survivor. The collection also includes non fiction works in history and the natural sciences, such as 'A cartoon guide to genetics' by Larry Gonick & Mark Wheelis. A complete list of titles is available here.

 

February, 2004

A New Database - Communication & Mass Media Complete

DESCRIPTION:
Communication & Mass Media Complete Originated as the result of the acquisition and subsequent merging of two popular databases in the fields of communication and mass media studies - CommSearch, formerly produced by the National Communication Association (NCA), and Mass Media Articles Index, formerly produced by Penn State University. CommSearch offers bibliographic and keyword references to 26 journals in communication studies, with coverage extending to the inaugural issue of each -- some from as far back as the early decades of the 20th century. The database also includes cover-to-cover indices of NCA's six journals from their first editions to the present, and abstracts from their earliest appearance in NCA journals. Mass Media Articles Index provides citation coverage of over 40,000 articles related to mass media and published in over 60 research journals, as well as major journalism reviews, recent encyclopedias, and handbooks in the area of communications studies. In addition to the coverage available from these two databases, Communication & Mass Media Complete offers full text for over 160 titles and contains citation coverage for additional sources. In total, several hundred valuable sources are covered in the database.

 

Tax Forms -- Federal | State

 

December, 2003

Shackelford donation includes Library's 10,000th video

  • The late Dr. Dean Shackelford, who passed away earlier this semester, bequeathed his book and video collections to Kent Library. The collections deal primarily with American and English literatures, and include a number of works by gay or minority authors. Most of the videos are VHS releases of popular feature films. One of these was selected to be the 10,000th title added to the Library's video collection, which is housed in the Instructional Materials Center. The selected title is from a set of three VHS tapes of Charlie Chaplin films, and contains the Chaplin movies, The Kid, originally released in 1921, and A Dog's Life, originally released in 1918. The remaining two tapes in the Chaplin set will be added to the collection as numbers 10,001 and 10,002. To locate these and other videos of theatrical films in Kent Library's online catalog, type in "feature films" as either a subject or a keyword search.

New computers in reference area

  • Kent Library is upgrading its 46 public access computers. Each new
    computer has a Pentium 4 Processor running at 2.4 GHZ, 512 MB RAM, a CD/RW
    DVD Combo Drive, front plugs for USB and headphone connections, and a 15"
    flat screen monitor. Windows XP is loaded but as in the past Office XP is
    not. For more information, contact David Glick at 986-7498.

 

October/November, 2003

 

Laptops are available

  • Kent Library has acquired five grant funded laptop computers that are available to students, faculty, and staff, and can be checked out from the Circulation Desk for three hours. The laptops work off a wireless Local Area Network (LAN) which allows borrowers to use them in the 3rd floor lounge area. Software such as Windows XP and Microsoft Office XP, which includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, are installed along with hardware such as a DVD/CD-RW drive.

New York Times Best Sellers

  • Did you know that Kent Library collects the New York Times Best Sellers? They are shelved for the first sixty days in the lounge on the third floor and then placed in the regular collection. They circulate to all patrons for twenty-one days. Come check out some of the titles.

July, 2003

Project Muse -- access to over 200 scholarly journals with full-text.

  • Journal titles published by Johns Hopkins University Press and other scholarly publishers. Journals may be browsed by title or searched by keyword or other fields such as author/title/subject.

May, 2003

Turnitin -- Faculty tool for plagiarism detection. details

March, 2003

Kent Library has implemented a new and easier way of accessing databases from off campus.

  • You can, starting now, click directly on database links. If you are off campus, you will be prompted to enter your name and campus ID number. ***What's my campus ID number?***

  • This prompt page will also have instructions on how to enter the necessary information.

  • It is no longer necessary to have a University email account to access databases.

 

February, 2003

  • 130 electronic journal titles added: An offer from Emerald publishing has enabled Kent Library to provide electronic access to 130 new electronic journals in the fields of information studies and management. The titles may be currently accessed at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals. Further links to individual titles will be forthcoming soon.

  • New Database -- Access available to Sports Discus via EbscoHost -- available on the Find Articles page

  • Kent Library Endowment proposal form available on the Faculty Central page

 

December, 2002

Tadeusz Ujejski, native of Poland, and host of the Missouri London Program, recently donated a set of 13 books to Kent Library. It is Ujejski's hope that the books will arouse interest in Polish civilization and culture in scholars of all levels.

Titles include:

Fighting Auschwitz
Poland in the Second World War
Introduction to Modern Polish Literature
Pilsudski: A Life for Poland
Moonrise, Moonset
Pan Tadeusz
Courier from Warsaw
The Tradition of Polish Ideals
Sikorski: Soldier and Statesman
The Polish Ordeal
Solidarity, Poland, 1980-81
The Battle for the Marchlands
Death in the Forest


August, 2002

Note: fees for overdue materials increased
UI 100 Central Page
Library Instruction Page

April, 2002 Web of Science

Web of Science is Science Citation, Social Science Citation, and Arts & Humanities Citation indices combined. This database indexes over 8000 scholarly journal, and also provides cited reference searching, for information on who has cited what, or how many times a given article has been cited by other articles.

March, 2002: E*Subscribe

E*Subscribe is a new database with full text online versions of recent (1996-present) ERIC documents.

January, 2002: Galahad

Galahad is the new library catalog, shared with Mineral Area College and Three Rivers Community College. For in depth information about this powerful new tool, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page

 

 

 

 

 

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