Archive for March, 2010

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: