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Kent Library Hosting E-Reader Petting Zoo April 16

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Thinking about purchasing an e-reader, but not sure what type to get? Wonder what all the buzz is about with e-books? Kent Library, as part of National Library Week, is having an E-Reader Petting Zoo from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, in Sadie’s Place. Library faculty and staff will be on hand for questions and demonstrations. Refreshments will be served.
Featured devices will include:
• Nook Color, Nook Simple Touch and Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
• Kindle keyboard edition
• iPad/iPhone
• Android tablet
• Laptop
• Apps for e-books
Featured formats and content will include:
• Recreational reading e-books
• Academic e-books for research and class assignments
• Websites with free e-books, magazines and other texts
• Children’s books
• Comics and graphic novels

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Kent Library Athenæum Series Presents:“Sadie Kent: Designing Woman”

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Kent Library’s Spring 2014 Athenaeum Series continues Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at noon in Sadie’s Place with Dr. Bonnie Stepenoff, Professor Emeritus from the Department of History, presenting “Sadie Kent: Designing Woman.” Sadie Kent served as head librarian at Southeast Missouri State University from 1910 to 1943, when she retired from full-time employment. During her tenure, she submitted the floor plans that were used (with some modifications by the architect) for the new library building in 1939. Born in Des Arc, Arkansas, in 1873, Kent pursued higher education and success in a time when women were just beginning to emerge as leaders in professional life.

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

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Digital artwork display at the Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Announcing the first exhibition of digital artwork this semester, entitled “Whatever.” This is continuation of the partnership between the Department of Art and the Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center. The body of work showcased includes digital photographs and collages created by Emily Denlinger’s students. All work displayed was created using the tools available in the multimedia center.

The hope with this partnership remains twofold. First, it gives students in the Department of Art an opportunity to show their work in a professional venue. Secondly, it serves as inspiration for students working on projects in the multimedia center, giving close to home examples of different software capabilities.

Due to the inclement weather at the beginning of the month, an opening reception for the exhibition is planned for Friday, February 21 at 4:00 PM in the center.

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Kent Library Athenæum Series Presents: “Student Recital”

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Kent Library’s Spring 2014 Athenæum Series continues Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. in Sadie’s Place with Dr. Jeffrey Noonan and students from the Department of Music presenting “Student Recital.” We are pleased to showcase the talents of student musicians from Southeast Missouri State University’s Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Music. This recital has become a highly anticipated part of each Athenæum series, and Kent Library is proud to introduce this season’s extraordinary musicians. This is an exciting opportunity to support developing musicians and enjoy some of the world’s most treasured musical masterpieces.
Kent Library’s Athenæum Series, which began in the fall of 2007, derives its name from the classical Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena. These open forums, public lectures, and discussions were originally popular in Greece, but eventually spread to Rome and Western Europe. Kent Library’s series showcases the expertise of campus faculty, staff, and students. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please join us as we carry forward an ancient, but still vibrant, tradition. For more information on Kent Library’s Athenaeum Series, visit: http://bit.ly/kentath.

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Kent Library Presents: William Faulkner’s Missouri Connections: Southeast Missouri’s Influence on Mississippi’s Faulkner Family

Friday, February 7th, 2014

In the fall of 2013, Special Collections and Archives at Southeast Missouri State University, in collaboration with the Center for Faulkner Studies, acquired a Faulkner family letter from Pat Parker of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri that provides indisputable evidence of William Faulkner’s ancestral connections to Southeast Missouri. The letter was written by James W. Falkner (written as J.W. Falkner), the brother of William Faulkner’s great grandfather, Colonel William Clark Falkner, during the Civil War from a prisoner of war camp in Johnson’s Island near Sandusky, Ohio, to an unidentified relative in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Roxanne Dunn and A.J. Medlock of Special Collections and Archives and Dr. Christopher Rieger and Dr. Robert Hamblin of the Center for Faulkner Studies will discuss the acquisition of the letter and Southeast Missouri’s influence on William Faulkner and his literary works. Please join us for this event on Wednesday, February 12th 2014 at noon in Sadie’s Place in Kent Library. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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Kent Library’s Athenæum Series Presents: “Active Shooter/Violent Intruder: Defensive Strategies”

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Kent Library’s Spring 2014 Athenaeum Series begins Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Noon in Sadie’s Place with Lt. Kenneth D. Mayberry from University Police presenting “Active Shooter/ Violent Intruder: Defensive Strategies.” Attendees will learn the historical events that have led up to this innovative program. The class is a very hands-on approach to strategies and perspectives of dealing with an active shooter or violent intruder. Attendees will learn how the LOCKDOWN strategy can actually enhance the shooters ability to achieve large numbers of causalities. It will show how to distance yourself by classroom or office layout and design. You will learn common counter measures to improve your or other employee’s chances of survival. You will know the difference between an alert being a command and providing information. The A.L.I.C.E acronym of Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate will be defined. The class is designed for Law Enforcement and School faculty, staff and students.
Objectives of the training:
1) Empowerment
2) Survivability
3) Techniques
Kent Library’s Athenaeum Series, which began in the fall of 2007, derives its name from the classical Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena. These open forums, public lectures, and discussions were originally popular in Greece, but eventually spread to Rome and Western Europe. Kent Library’s series showcases the expertise of campus faculty, staff, and students. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please join us as we carry forward an ancient, but still vibrant, tradition. For more information on Kent Library’s Athenaeum Series, visit: http://bit.ly/kentath.

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Digital artwork display at the Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

The Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center is excited to announce the final showing of the semester entitled “Whatever”, an exhibition of a digital photos and videos. The body of work being showcased was created by students in Professor Emily Denlinger’s Art Photo/Video class. All work displayed was created using the tools available in the multimedia center.

An opening reception for the exhibition is planned for Friday, December 6 at 4:00 PM in the center. You are cordially invited to attend to see this diverse display of creative compositions. The exhibition will remain on display throughout the month of December.

In case of inclement weather, the reception will be cancelled and further notice will be posted.

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Fall 2013 Athenæum Series: “Medical Ethics: Making the Decisions that Impact Your Health Care”

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

The Kent Library Athenaeum Series continues with “Medical Ethics: Making the Decisions that Impact Your Health Care” presented by Dr. Linda Heitman from the Department of Nursing. Dr. Heitman will discuss medical ethics in relation to making health care decisions. She will review trends in health care, the challenge of promoting quality and safety in today’s health care delivery system and helpful information for individuals to assist them in making health care decisions. This event will take place at Noon on Wednesday, October 30 in Sadie’s Place on the main level of Kent Library. It is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information on this and other upcoming events, visit: http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtml.

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Fall Athenæum Series: Changes in Children’s Literature

Monday, September 16th, 2013

The Kent Library Athenaeum Series continues with Dr. Debra Porter presenting on Changes in Children’s Literature. Stories have been told for as long as humans have had language. Broad themes such as friendship, love, and conflict remain constant of stories but as the years pass, these themes are treated differently. During this presentation, Dr. Porter will present children’s literature from the past and the present to demonstrate how these themes have remained unchanged but are presented quite differently today. This event will occur at Noon on Wednesday, September 25 in Sadie’s Place on the main level of Kent Library. It is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information on this and other upcoming events, visit:
http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtml.

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Fall Athenæum Series: Botanical Illustrations and the Arts & Crafts Movement

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

The Kent Library Athenaeum Series begins at Noon on Wednesday, August 28 with Art Department faculty members Emily Booth and Louise Bodenheimer. Booth and Bodenheimer recently developed a University Studies Transcultural Experience course addressing Botanical Illustration and the Arts and Crafts movement in London. Booth and Bodenheimer approached the course as a cross-discipline, studio-based endeavor and enlisted the input of a number of other faculty and experts both in the pre-travel Spring meetings as well as when traveling in London. This talk will tell the fun, interesting story of how this endeavor unfolded, showcasing not only the experiences of Booth and Bodenheimer but the viewpoints of other faculty who contributed to the course content and the tales of the students who participated in the adventure. Additionally, the handmade journals, on-site field sketches and final, large-scale designs created by the students will be on display in Kent Library adjacent to Sadie’s Place. The event is open to all, and refreshments will be served.

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