Archive for February, 2010

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:

Do Women Make a Difference?

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

In some academic disciplines, like physics, women still represent a tiny minority of students and faculty members. Other fields, such as history, have come closer to reaching gender balance, but women remain a minority at the rank of full professor. Research in many fields now includes studies that focus on gender and sexuality.

Do women make a difference in the academic world? Does participation by women change the way people behave in academic departments? Do male colleagues treat women as equals? What can young women—or young men—expect when they pursue advanced degrees?

This panel kicks off a series of upcoming events in celebration of Women’s History Month, March 2010.

The event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.

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Sneak Preview Of Carousel in Kent Library

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Come see Dennis Courtney, Department of Theatre & Dance, and twenty students majoring in theatre and dance entertain with duets and ensemble numbers from Carousel. Take a peek at some selections of the award winning production. Meet some of the students and faculty behind this upcoming production opening February 24, 2010.

From Trash to Treasure: How Archaeological Finds Become Museum Pieces

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Presented by: Rebecca Martin, Department of Art.
Wednesday, Feb. 17 12:30 p.m. In Sadie’s Place at Kent Library

Have you ever wondered about the story of a work of art? About the origins of ancient objects collected in the world’s museums? As an ancient art historian and Mediterranean archaeologist, I have uncovered many objects of everyday use, more intriguing for their historical than aesthetic value. Most of my work involves long hours in old storerooms studying and reconstructing ubiquitous Greek pots and Phoenician clay figurines.

I have had the rare pleasure of unearthing one museum-quality piece from my home excavation at Tel Dor, Israel: a fragmentary but lush floor mosaic of the highest quality from ca. 100 BCE. I will take you through the process of its discovery, from the dusty day-to-day work at the excavation to that singular incidence of unearthing a fine work of art. We’ll pass through the meticulous restoration and cleaning process before the story culminates in publication and museum presentation — the point at which ancient “trash” may finally become the public’s “treasure.”

Developments in Contemporary Classical Music: A Personal View

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 12:30 p.m. Sadie’s Place, Kent Library.
Classical music is changing along with the rest of culture. It has been forced to come to terms with developments in technology, growing multiculturalism, and changes in society and the economy. Composers Dr. Robert Fruehwald and flutist Mr. Paul Thompson will discuss and demonstrate these developments using examples from Fruehwald’s own works. The presentation will include the live performance of music for flute, piano and video including excerpts from Hymntunes I (solo flute), Hymntunes III (video), Turkish Preludes (solo flute), Irish Fantasies (bass flute), and Sonata Mozartiana (flute and piano). Refreshments will be served.

Minor changes to book catalog

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

The background technology for Kent Library’s online book catalog has been upgraded. The catalog will function in the same way as always, but search results will be sorted by relevancy. Links to re-sort by date or title appear on the search screen as well. The other major effect is that results screens will display up to 50 matches per screen instead of 12.