Archive for November, 2011

Fall 2011 Athenæum Series: Composing with New Media: Expanding Our Notions of Text

Monday, November 28th, 2011

With Dr. Missy Nieveen-Phegley, noon on Wednesday,  November 30 in Sadie’s Place.

Dr. Nieveen-Phegley will help us navigate through our media-rich culture, as we are inundated with new ways of communicating, requiring us to rethink the ways that we define both the act of writing and the texts that we create.While new media does include new forms of digital communication, it is not limited to texts that simply rely on new technologies; rather, “newmedia”   is defined by the rhetorically sound, creative use and repurposing of media. As we begin to understand that any type of text can be used to create rhetorically significant information, we can recognize the power of our texts as they evoke varying responses dependent upon the rhetorical situation in both the creation and consumption of that text.  This event is open to all, and refreshments will be served. For more information, visit


International gaming day @ your library

Friday, November 11th, 2011

This Saturday is International Library Gaming Day. Join us from 1pm-5pm in Sadie’s Place (behind the coffee cart) to play a rousing game of Wii Sports or stop by to check out our collection of games for Xbox360, Wii/Gamecube, and PS3/PS2. Game on!

List of all games in Kent Library

List of games currently available (not checked out)

Board games are also available: checkers, chess, Battleship, Monopoly, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, that triangle game with the golf tees…


Kent Library’s Fall 2011 Athenæum Series Student Music Recital

Friday, November 11th, 2011

On Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at 12:30 p.m. in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library, Dr. Jeff Noonan and student musicians from the Music Department of Southeast Missouri State University’s Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts will present musical selections from some of the world’s treasured musical masterpieces. This event is open to all, and refreshments will be served. For more information, visit


Fall 2011 Athenæum Series: From the Engagement of Anthropology to the Anthropology of Engagement

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place on Wednesday, Nov. 9th 2011 at noon, presented by Dr. Joshua Hatton, Department of Global Cultures and Languages.

Dr. Hatton writes, “Recently, some left-liberal anthropologists have argued that their discipline is and should be ‘engaged.’ In this presentation, I take a further step away from the project of the ‘engagement’ of anthropology, with the aim of being able to see it more clearly as an object. I show how the academic rhetoric of ‘engagement’ can be understood as being both a reaction to and a legitimation of neoliberal changes in the university sector in both the U.K. and U.S. I conclude by suggesting an alternative to ‘engagement’ for anthropologists and academics in related disciplines who are committed to using their scholarship to promote civil rights.”

Snacks will be provided, and the presentation is open to all.