Archive for March, 2011

Spring 2011 Athenæum Series: student music recital

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at 12:30 p.m. in Sadie’s Place

Kent Library is pleased to showcase the talents of student musicians from Southeast Missouri State University’s Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts, Music Department. This recital has become a highly anticipated part of each Athenaeum series, and Kent Library is proud to introduce this season’s extraordinary musicians. Use this exciting opportunity to support developing musicians and enjoy some of the world’s most treasured musical masterpieces. Special thanks go to Dr. Jeff Noonan of the Department of Music for assisting with the organization of this presentation. The event is open to all, and refreshments will be served. For more information, please visit Music Recital.pdf


Cape Girardeau Weekly Argus newspaper available online

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Special Collections and Archives,  Southeast Missouri State University is pleased to announced that the CAPE GIRARDEAU WEEKLY ARGUS, a pro-Union newspaper published between 1863-1871 by W. W. Hamilton, is now digitized and available for research through the Missouri Digital Heritage website. This unique resource was donated to Special Collections by the Cape County Genealogical Society, and digitized with funding from the Missouri State Library and Kent Library.   To view or search the ARGUS, visit


Spring 2011 Athenaeum Series: Women in Mexico

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Kent Library Athenaeum Event Wednesday, March 23 — Noon Sadie’s Place in Kent Library

Slave-Visionary-La China Poblana
The woman “the land of the Mughals gave to the world
And the city of Puebla de los Angeles gave to heaven”
Presented by Dr. Roshni Rustomiji-Kerns

Born in India, Mirrha was kidnapped by Portuguese and brought to New Spain as a slave. Later baptized as Catarina de San Juan in Cochin, she is one of the most important visionaries of 17th century New Spain, and is the possible origin of the China Poblanas of Puebla, the traditional style of dress of women in the Mexican Republic. Dr. Roshni Rustomji-Kerns will explore the origins and the narratives surrounding Mirrha-Catarina de San Juan.

Dr. Roshni Rustomji-Kerns was born in Mumbai, India and has lived, studied and worked in India, Pakistan, Lebanon, the United States of America, and Mexico. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, a Master of Arts in English and American Literature, and a Ph. D. in Comparative Literature. She has researched the areas of South Asian, Women’s and Latin American Studies and has published numerous scholarly articles, monographs, and works of fiction.


Capaha Arrow Exhibit

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Kent Library invites you to view the exhibit, “A Lasting Student Voice,” commemorating 100 years of the CAPAHA ARROW newspaper. The exhibit, which is on display on the library’s main floor, highlights milestones in campus and ARROW history. The exhibit was created by Special Collections student assistants Matthew Caldwell and Kevin Mier.