Archive for April, 2014

Kent Library Athenæum Series Presents ‘Two Tongues are Better Than One: The Benefits of Bilingualism’

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Kent Library’s spring 2014 Athenaeum Series continues at noon on Wednesday, April 30, in Sadie’s Place with Dr. Fred Poston, Department of Global Cultures & Languages, presenting ” Two Tongues are Better Than One: The Benefits of Bilingualism.” The whole world seems to speak English, so why bother learning a second language? Well, there are several advantages to doing so. We’ll look at financial, cultural and personal reasons which make the effort needed to acquire a second language worthwhile.

Kent Library’s Athenaeum Series, which began in fall 2007, derives its name from Athena, the classical Greek goddess of wisdom. 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 in as this an ancient but vibrant tradition is carried forward. For more information on Kent Library’s Athenaeum Series, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtml.

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Kent Library Hosting E-Reader Petting Zoo April 16

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Thinking about purchasing an e-reader, but not sure what type to get? Wonder what all the buzz is about with e-books? Kent Library, as part of National Library Week, is having an E-Reader Petting Zoo from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, in Sadie’s Place. Library faculty and staff will be on hand for questions and demonstrations. Refreshments will be served.
Featured devices will include:
• Nook Color, Nook Simple Touch and Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
• Kindle keyboard edition
• iPad/iPhone
• Android tablet
• Laptop
• Apps for e-books
Featured formats and content will include:
• Recreational reading e-books
• Academic e-books for research and class assignments
• Websites with free e-books, magazines and other texts
• Children’s books
• Comics and graphic novels

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Kent Library Seeking Participants for FFR-Funded Pilot Program

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Kent Library invites full-time tenure-track and non-tenure track returning faculty members to participate in an FFR-funded pilot program to develop an Open Access Educational Resource package that replaces the current course textbook in their course and leads to increased learning outcomes achievement, a no-cost textbook alternative, and increased accessibility and portability of course materials. For more information and the application form, please visit http://semo.libguides.com/oer-grant. The proposed project may be implemented in any course a faculty member teaches. Proposals must be received by April 23. Candidates will be informed of their status by April 28.

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