Archive for February, 2014

Digital artwork display at the Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Announcing the first exhibition of digital artwork this semester, entitled “Whatever.” This is continuation of the partnership between the Department of Art and the Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center. The body of work showcased includes digital photographs and collages created by Emily Denlinger’s students. All work displayed was created using the tools available in the multimedia center.

The hope with this partnership remains twofold. First, it gives students in the Department of Art an opportunity to show their work in a professional venue. Secondly, it serves as inspiration for students working on projects in the multimedia center, giving close to home examples of different software capabilities.

Due to the inclement weather at the beginning of the month, an opening reception for the exhibition is planned for Friday, February 21 at 4:00 PM in the center.


Kent Library Athenæum Series Presents: “Student Recital”

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Kent Library’s Spring 2014 Athenæum Series continues Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. in Sadie’s Place with Dr. Jeffrey Noonan and students from the Department of Music presenting “Student Recital.” We are pleased to showcase the talents of student musicians from Southeast Missouri State University’s Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Music. This recital has become a highly anticipated part of each Athenæum series, and Kent Library is proud to introduce this season’s extraordinary musicians. This is an exciting opportunity to support developing musicians and enjoy some of the world’s most treasured musical masterpieces.
Kent Library’s Athenæum Series, which began in the fall of 2007, derives its name from the classical Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena. These open forums, public lectures, and discussions were originally popular in Greece, but eventually spread to Rome and Western Europe. Kent Library’s series showcases the expertise of campus faculty, staff, and students. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please join us as we carry forward an ancient, but still vibrant, tradition. For more information on Kent Library’s Athenaeum Series, visit:


Kent Library Presents: William Faulkner’s Missouri Connections: Southeast Missouri’s Influence on Mississippi’s Faulkner Family

Friday, February 7th, 2014

In the fall of 2013, Special Collections and Archives at Southeast Missouri State University, in collaboration with the Center for Faulkner Studies, acquired a Faulkner family letter from Pat Parker of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri that provides indisputable evidence of William Faulkner’s ancestral connections to Southeast Missouri. The letter was written by James W. Falkner (written as J.W. Falkner), the brother of William Faulkner’s great grandfather, Colonel William Clark Falkner, during the Civil War from a prisoner of war camp in Johnson’s Island near Sandusky, Ohio, to an unidentified relative in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Roxanne Dunn and A.J. Medlock of Special Collections and Archives and Dr. Christopher Rieger and Dr. Robert Hamblin of the Center for Faulkner Studies will discuss the acquisition of the letter and Southeast Missouri’s influence on William Faulkner and his literary works. Please join us for this event on Wednesday, February 12th 2014 at noon in Sadie’s Place in Kent Library. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


Snowed/iced in? Settle in with a good e-book without braving the weather

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Choose from over 140,000 ebooks through the Kent Library catalog — look for titles that have a book icon on the left side of the screen with a small red e in the bottom corner. Most of these titles will be non fiction

You can also choose a classic at Project Gutenberg, with over 40,000 pre-1929 titles, including titles by Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and Mark Twain to name a few, or find newer titles at Open Library, which includes a lending library of over 200,000 books, including titles by more contemporary authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, Jodi Picoult and many others.