Archive for 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.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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, visithttp://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml .

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

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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, visithttp://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2009.shtml.

3 New HD camcorders available for checkout

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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