Archive for October, 2009

Kent Library's Fall 2009 Athenæum Series: Southeast Brass Quintet

Thursday, October 29th, 2009


On Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. in Kent Library at Sadie’s Place, the Southeast Brass Quintet will present a performance of brass chamber music. Come join us as we enjoy a unique blend of brass chamber music by five talented musicians. The free event is open to all, and refreshments will be served. For more information visit

Kent Library’s Fall 2009 Athenæum Series: The Environment: Does God Really Care? Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009 Noon Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Does God really care about the environment?  Genesis 2:15 says “And the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to tend and guard and keep it.”  Has that command from God changed?  From pollution, global warming, animal extinction, hybrid cars, and nuclear power does any of it really matter to God? Are people who worship God supposed to care about recycling, littering, or going green?  Does the Bible give guidance on our responsibilities towards the earth?  Brett Cheek, M.Div., College Pastor for Ignite and Dr. Kerry Wynn,  Dept. of Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion, from the Association of Campus Ministries will delve into this timely area of concern in today’s society.  Come and join us for a time of teaching and dialogue about the environment as expressed in scripture. This presentation is open to all and refreshments will be served.

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

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

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.

President Obama has proclaimed October as Information Literacy Month

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

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

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

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.

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

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

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

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

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

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