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.
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: http://bit.ly/kentath.
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.
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.
January 22nd, 2014
Kent Library’s Spring 2014 Athenaeum Series begins Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Noon in Sadie’s Place with Lt. Kenneth D. Mayberry from University Police presenting “Active Shooter/ Violent Intruder: Defensive Strategies.” Attendees will learn the historical events that have led up to this innovative program. The class is a very hands-on approach to strategies and perspectives of dealing with an active shooter or violent intruder. Attendees will learn how the LOCKDOWN strategy can actually enhance the shooters ability to achieve large numbers of causalities. It will show how to distance yourself by classroom or office layout and design. You will learn common counter measures to improve your or other employee’s chances of survival. You will know the difference between an alert being a command and providing information. The A.L.I.C.E acronym of Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate will be defined. The class is designed for Law Enforcement and School faculty, staff and students.
Objectives of the training:
Kent Library’s Athenaeum 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: http://bit.ly/kentath.
January 22nd, 2014
Credo Reference contains a wide variety of Topic Pages. These pages link to reference sources on the topic at hand. To explore the Martin Luther King, Jr. Topic Page, visit the following link: Martin Luther King, Jr. Topic Page
December 11th, 2013
Kent Library is offering a no-stress zone for students Saturday, December 14th through Wednesday, December 18th. This “zone” will be located in Sadie’s Place on the main floor of the library. Take a break from studying to color a picture, work on a puzzle, play a game or create an origami masterpiece. There may even be a punching bag for those who really need to relieve some tension. Special events for the week will include a paper airplane contest at midnight Sunday night/Monday morning from the 3rd floor balcony and a photo booth in the Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center Tuesday night from 10 pm to midnight.
December 10th, 2013
The Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center is sponsoring a photo booth for students to relieve stress and strike a pose during finals week. Join us on Tuesday, December 17 from 10 pm until Midnight for this fun, free event. We hope to see you there! For more information, visit http://on.fb.me/18Spvex.
December 5th, 2013
The Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center is excited to announce the final showing of the semester entitled “Whatever”, an exhibition of a digital photos and videos. The body of work being showcased was created by students in Professor Emily Denlinger’s Art Photo/Video class. All work displayed was created using the tools available in the multimedia center.
An opening reception for the exhibition is planned for Friday, December 6 at 4:00 PM in the center. You are cordially invited to attend to see this diverse display of creative compositions. The exhibition will remain on display throughout the month of December.
In case of inclement weather, the reception will be cancelled and further notice will be posted.
November 14th, 2013
Kent Library will present a Common Hour Recital as its next Athenaeum event on November 20. The program will feature students from the Music Department performing solo and ensemble works from the classical repertoire. Performers will include solo pianists and guitarists as well as chamber ensembles featuring flute, oboe, trombone and strings.
The Department of Music presents these Common Hour Recitals six times a semester with most performances taking place in the Shuck Recital Hall on the River Campus. But ever since the inception of Kent’s Athenaeum Series, student performers have played at least one of these recitals each semester in Kent Library. Students and faculty in the Music Department see this performance not just as an opportunity to display the performing skills of the students, but as a chance to reach a wider audience and to offer the wider campus community some insight into the work that takes place in the School for Visual and Performing Arts.
The performance will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20 in Sadie’s Place on the main level of Kent Library, lasting approximately 45 minutes. It is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information on this and other upcoming events, visit: http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtml.