Posts Tagged ‘Fall 2009 Athenæum Series’

Kent Library’s Fall 2009 Athenæum Series: Do Human Races Exist?

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

People all over the world see themselves as members of subgroups- sometimes as small as a tribe or family, other times as large as a continental “race”. The U.S. Census Bureau counts individuals as members of one of four races (or “other”). Yet many geneticists argue that humans cannot be divided into such categories based on their DNA. On the other hand, some techniques have been devised recently to use DNA testing to discern the geographic origin of people’s ancestors. On Wednesday, November 18, 2009 in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place Dr. Gathman will discuss recent research on human genetic variation and whether the idea of “race” has any scientific meaning. The presentation is open to all, and refreshments will be served. For more information, please go to: .

Student Music Recital

Friday, November 6th, 2009

On Wednesday, November 11th,  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 Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Music. This recital has become a highly anticipated part of each Athenaeum 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. Special thanks to Dr. Jeff Noonan of the Department of Music for assisting with the organization of this presentation. This performance is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served. For mor information, visit

Kent Library’s Fall 2009 Athenæum Series: Southeast Goes Green. Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at 12:00 noon in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Dr. Steve Overmann will introduce and explore steps that the University community can take toward a sustainable, “green” campus. Three levels of the University will be considered: individuals, organizational units (an office, a department, a residence hall floor, or a student club), and the overall institution. At each level, economically sound steps can be taken to improve energy efficiency, conserve natural resources, and reduce environmental impacts. These steps will address the University Strategic Planning priority, foster environmental literacy, and help the University community develop a culture of environmental awareness and concern. The event is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information, visit