Archive for the ‘Fall 2010 Athenæum Series’ Category

Fall Athenaeum Series, Wednesday, Nov. 17, Noon Sadie’s Place in Kent Library How Does Your Stomach Impact the Environment?

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Every day the average American consumes three meals in addition to snacks. Each food decision is a balance of cost, convenience, taste, and nutrition (often considered in that order for many of us). But what about the environment? How do your daily food choices affect the environment? Many of us vote for political candidates based on our personal beliefs, yet we might not consider that every time we place a fork in our mouth we are either voting for a system that practices poor environmental stewardship or a system that strives for a cleaner environment. This presentation will discuss how your daily food voting affects nutrient pollution, antibiotic resistance, genetic diversity, and climate change. For more information, please contact Kent Library’s Director’s Office at 573-651-2235 or go to


Athenæum Series Series: Fall 2010 “From Altenburg, Germany to Altenburg, Missouri”

Friday, November 5th, 2010

The Athenaeum Fall Series will present “From Altenburg, Germany to Altenburg, Missouri” at noon Nov. 10 in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place. Professors Dieter Jedan and Fred Poston along with German major student Andrew Neher will present an overview of the manuscripts available at the Lutheran Heritage Center and Museum in Altenburg, Missouri. They will provide examples to show how one can glean information about the German heritage of this area and how it has helped shape the community. The event is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Kent Library’s Director’s Office at 573-651-2235 or go to


Athenæum Series, Fall 2010: Student Recital. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

The upcoming Kent Library fall Athenaeum series is a recital by student musicians from the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. in Sadie’s Place.

The Kent Library faculty and staff are pleased to showcase the talents of student musicians from the Department of Music at the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts. This recital of the fall Athenaeum Series has become a highly anticipated event by members of the local and campus communities. Listening to live musical performances by this season’s extraordinary student musicians in the environs of the library will be a treat. Please join the faculty and staff of Kent Library for an opportunity to listen to live performances by talented musicians of musical masterpieces.

A special thank you goes to Dr. Jeff Noonan of the Music Department for assisting in organizing this program.

Refreshments will be provided by Kent Library.


Inequality in America: how much is there and does it matter?

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Media outlets often claim that the difference between the haves and the have-nots in America is growing. We are, so the story has it, more unequal today than at any time since the Gilded Age of the late 1800’s. Is this depiction of the economic state of America accurate? And supposing it is, why does, or should, it matter? On Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at noon in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place, Dr. Hamner Hill will examine the reality of income and wealth in equality in America, and the redistributive impact of Federal Tax policies. The social consequences of inequality will then be examined, with an eye toward understanding why we should care about equality. The presentation is open to all, and refreshments will be served. For more information, please go to:

“Zero Hour…Time to go.”: Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake and “Playing Genetics”

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Presented by:
Dr. Debrah Raschke
Dr. Allen Gathman
Department of Biology
Director, Center for Writing Excellence

Wednesday, Oct. 6 — Noon
Sadie’s Place in Kent Library

These are the issues raised by Atwood in her post-apocalyptic 2003 novel Oryx and Crake. They are as well, key issues of our contemporary world. Dr. Gathman and Dr. Raschke will examine the issues raised in Atwood’s novel and explore their plausibility. They will  also address the possibility or lack of possibilities of a dialogue between science and the humanities  and between  science and religion.