Archive for October, 2012

Kent Library survey

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

As part of its strategic planning process, Kent Library is looking for input from its users.  All faculty staff,  students,  alumni, and library users from the community are invited to give feedback on library services.  By filling out the anonymous survey below you can help the strategic planning committee determine needs of its users and help us prioritize objectives in the new strategic plan.  Only aggregated data from this survey will be used to inform the planning process.  To fill out the survey, please
go to the following SurveyMonkey website:


Secure charging stations

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Leave your laptop, camera, or phone and charge it using the new secure charging stations in the IM Center at Kent Library. Keys can be checked out at the IMC Service Desk for 3 hours and the service is free. For more information, visit


Just in time for halloween: Preparedness 101:Zombie Pandemic, briefing document from the CDC

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

The Center for Disease controls uses graphic novel format and a popular fictional disaster scenario to illustrate general emergency preparedness and response strategies.   Regardless of the actual situation, the best tool is a properly prepared BRAIIINNNN!!!

Catalog Record

Direct link to Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic (.pdf format)

CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response Site


Technology, Security and the Mechanics of American Elections

Friday, October 19th, 2012

On Wednesday, October 24th at noon in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library, Dr. Jeremy Walling of the Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion, will present this week’s Athenaeum series topic, Technology, Security and the Mechanics of American Elections.

Every election cycle, Americans are bombarded with countless campaign advertisements and endless media commentary.  In such and environment, it is possible to become overwhelmed by the rhetoric and desensitized to the messages.  With that in mind, this presentation is an attempt to ignore policy issues and campaign rhetoric completely.

This presentation will be an opportunity to go beyond the headlines and examine the current issues in voting behavior and the administration of elections.

The presentation is open to all.  For more information, visit


Fall 2012 Athenæum Series : student music recital

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

On Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 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 Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts will perform musical selections from some of the world’s treasured musical masterpieces. The event is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information, visit


2012 Election Guide

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Tired of all the hot air? Looking for more objective information about the 2012 election? Librarians at Kent Library have put together a guide to non-partisan sources of information for the 2012 Presidential and Missouri State elections. Find credible information on the candidates and the issues, as well as links to voter information. To view the guide visit


Kent Library Fall Break hours

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Kent Library will have the following hours for fall break:

Thursday, October 11 – 7:30am – 5:30pm
Friday, October 12 – 7:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday, October 13 – Closed
Sunday, October 14 – 6pm – 11pm

Normal building hours will resume on Monday, October 15


Kent Library’s Fall 2012 Athenæum Series presents: Birds and Birding in Ecuador

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

On Wednesday, October 17th at 12:00 noon in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library, Dr. William Eddleman, Vice Provost & Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, will present Birds and Birding in Ecuador.

Ecuador has the highest known bird diversity of any comparable area in the world, tallied at between 1600 and 1700 species (as opposed to roughly 700 for the whole of North America). Likely reasons for this diversity are a benign climate, extreme altitudinal variation in a small region (sea level to over 18,000 feet), and matching diversity of habitats.

This presentation will discuss many of the species seen by Dr. Eddleman and his companions in January 2012, some of the sites visited in northern Ecuador, and conservation issues with these birds.  Problems the avifauna in Ecuador are facing and will face in the future include habitat loss due to mineral extraction and development, needs of subsistence farmers past land policies, and climate change.   For more information, visit”