Archive for the ‘Spring 2010 Athenæum Series’ Category

The Yin and Yang of a Productive and Pleasant Academic Program

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

presented by Dr. Carol Morrow and Dr. Warren Anderson Wednesday, Apr. 21, Noon at Sadie’s Place in Kent Library.  Given that professors don’t make ‘the big bucks’, what is the appeal of teaching at the university level? For us, it is the opportunity to engage with our students, and share our passion for learning and our passion for work. We have very different styles of thinking, teaching, and engaging with students. We find that our differences are the strengths of our program. Shared values, shared goals, and strong collegiality have resulted in jobs that bring both of us a sense of pride and satisfaction.  The presentation is open to all, and refreshments will be served.  For more information, please go to

Exploring the Human Condition in Art

Monday, April 5th, 2010

On Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library, Emily Denlinger will discuss her artwork exploring the human condition. Drawing on a wide range of artistic influences including Romare Bearden, Samuel Beckett, and Laurie Simmons, she constructs collage characters and dioramas that are subsequently photographed. Her work questions issues of identity, gender roles, survival, and codependency on others. In order to help viewers better understand the vernacular of her world, Denlinger contextualizes images inspired by her personal life next to her interpretation of passages in popular literature and political events. The event is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the director’s office at Kent Library at 573-651-2235 or visit

Are human carbon dioxide emissions a global bane or boon?

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Awake or asleep, we all produce carbon dioxide, but because of the way we live, some of us produce more than others.  Besides providing plants with a critical resource they need to photosynthesize, CO2 prevents our planet from sinking to temperature depths that might prevent the possibility of life itself.  On Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at noon in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place, Dr. Alan Journet will explore the balance between global bane and boon and discuss what we might do to level the balance.  The Presentation is open to all, and refreshments will be served.  For more information, please go to:

Kent Library’s Athenaeum Series Spring 2010: 3D Animation

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Presented by Peter Chanthanakone, MFA Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology Wednesday, March 24
Noon, Kent Library Sadie’s Place

Walk through the process of creating a 3D animated short film with the team in Southeast Missouri State University’s only 3D animation production. With the leadership of Peter Chanthanakone and his team of three students, embark on the journey of their first 3D animated film together, “Death to the Different.” They will discuss processes in preproduction and production, from story, concept design, story boarding, character design voice acting, 3D modeling, texturing, lighting cinematography, animation, compositing, rendering, music composition and sound effects. Come watch the premiere! The event is open to all and refreshments will be served.   More information at:

Lost Women, Lost Woman: The Rediscovery of Judith Sargent Murray

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

As part of Southeast’s celebration of Women’s History Month 2010, this presentation will highlight the life of Judith Sargent Murray, an early American playwright, poet and essayist, and perhaps most importantly, an early advocate of women’s rights.  Professor Skemp’s lecture will focus on understanding Murray, through her letters and her writings, as an 18th century woman. Professor Skemp will consider how the historiography pertaining to the 18th century
woman has changed as we celebrate 30 years of “Writing Women Back into History.” Dr. Skemp has taught at the University of Mississippi since 1980 and formerly served as the Acting Director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women.  The event is open to all and refreshments will be served.   More information at:

Kent Library’s Spring 2010 Athenæum Series: Student Music Recital

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

On Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library, Dr. Jeff Noonan will present student musicians from the Music Department of Southeast Missouri State University’s Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts who will perform musical selections from some of the world’s most treasured musical masterpieces. The event is open to all and refreshments will be served.   More information at:

Athenæum Spring Series: speaking while listening

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

On Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at 12:30 pm, Kent Library will be proud to begin the Athenaeum offerings for the spring semester by hosting the presentation, “speaking while listening,” by Chris Wubbena, Southeast MO State University professor of sculpture. The current sculpture project involves expressing, through sculptural installation, the experience of a Vietnam veteran’s return to a former war zone. The veteran, Ed Wubbena, Chris’ father, has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder which has had a lasting effect on his life and the people around him. The project is an attempt to learn not what Vietnam was then but what it can be now. Wubbena will discuss the recent trip to Vietnam with his father and the resulting artwork as it begins to take shape.

The event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Kent Library’s director’s office at 573-651-2235.