Archive for September, 2010

“Zero Hour…Time to go.”: Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake and “Playing Genetics”

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Presented by:
Dr. Debrah Raschke
Dr. Allen Gathman
Department of Biology
Director, Center for Writing Excellence

Wednesday, Oct. 6 — Noon
Sadie’s Place in Kent Library

These are the issues raised by Atwood in her post-apocalyptic 2003 novel Oryx and Crake. They are as well, key issues of our contemporary world. Dr. Gathman and Dr. Raschke will examine the issues raised in Atwood’s novel and explore their plausibility. They will  also address the possibility or lack of possibilities of a dialogue between science and the humanities  and between  science and religion.

Athenæum Series: Fall 2010 “speaking while listening: continuation”

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Kent Library’s fall Athenaeum Series begins on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. in Sadie’s Place with Department of Art professor Chris Wubbena’s discussion of a recently completed sculpture installation titled “speaking while listening.” The multimedia art installation explores the complex issues of the Vietnam War from many perspectives including his father’s, a Vietnam veteran. Wubbena will discuss how the concept has broadened to express the complexity and challenges of wartime while arriving at intervals of beauty and understanding.

The faculty and staff of Kent Library will be delighted if you will join us for this presentation which is open to all and will include free refreshments. For more information, please contact Kent Library’s Director’s Office at 573-651-2235 or go to

Special Collections and Archives Digital Collections goes online

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

A beta version of the Special Collections and Archives Digital Collections website is now live and available on the Library’s website at  The site features over 300 select images from the University Archives and the Regional History Collections, including historic postcards of the campus and region, and photographs of downtown buildings and Southeast Missouri landscapes. The Sagamore, the yearbook of Southeast Missouri State University, published between 1914 and 1989, is also being digitized for inclusion on the site. Patrons interested in acquiring copies of images from the site for publication may contact Special Collections at or at 573-651-2245. Special Collections welcomes feedback concerning the digital collections.