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

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

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

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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Kent Library Athenæum Series Presents:“Sadie Kent: Designing Woman”

March 20th, 2014

Kent Library’s Spring 2014 Athenaeum Series continues Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at noon in Sadie’s Place with Dr. Bonnie Stepenoff, Professor Emeritus from the Department of History, presenting “Sadie Kent: Designing Woman.” Sadie Kent served as head librarian at Southeast Missouri State University from 1910 to 1943, when she retired from full-time employment. During her tenure, she submitted the floor plans that were used (with some modifications by the architect) for the new library building in 1939. Born in Des Arc, Arkansas, in 1873, Kent pursued higher education and success in a time when women were just beginning to emerge as leaders in professional life.

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

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Digital artwork display at the Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center

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.

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Kent Library Athenæum Series Presents: “Student Recital”

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Kent Library’s Athenæum Series Presents: “Active Shooter/Violent Intruder: Defensive Strategies”

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:
1) Empowerment
2) Survivability
3) Techniques
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.

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Explore the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Credo Reference Topic Page

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

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