Come see Dennis Courtney, Department of Theatre & Dance, and twenty students majoring in theatre and dance entertain with duets and ensemble numbers from Carousel. Take a peek at some selections of the award winning production. Meet some of the students and faculty behind this upcoming production opening February 24, 2010.
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Presented by: Rebecca Martin, Department of Art.
Wednesday, Feb. 17 12:30 p.m. In Sadie’s Place at Kent Library
Have you ever wondered about the story of a work of art? About the origins of ancient objects collected in the world’s museums? As an ancient art historian and Mediterranean archaeologist, I have uncovered many objects of everyday use, more intriguing for their historical than aesthetic value. Most of my work involves long hours in old storerooms studying and reconstructing ubiquitous Greek pots and Phoenician clay figurines.
I have had the rare pleasure of unearthing one museum-quality piece from my home excavation at Tel Dor, Israel: a fragmentary but lush floor mosaic of the highest quality from ca. 100 BCE. I will take you through the process of its discovery, from the dusty day-to-day work at the excavation to that singular incidence of unearthing a fine work of art. We’ll pass through the meticulous restoration and cleaning process before the story culminates in publication and museum presentation — the point at which ancient “trash” may finally become the public’s “treasure.”
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 12:30 p.m. Sadie’s Place, Kent Library.
Classical music is changing along with the rest of culture. It has been forced to come to terms with developments in technology, growing multiculturalism, and changes in society and the economy. Composers Dr. Robert Fruehwald and flutist Mr. Paul Thompson will discuss and demonstrate these developments using examples from Fruehwald’s own works. The presentation will include the live performance of music for flute, piano and video including excerpts from Hymntunes I (solo flute), Hymntunes III (video), Turkish Preludes (solo flute), Irish Fantasies (bass flute), and Sonata Mozartiana (flute and piano). Refreshments will be served.
The background technology for Kent Library’s online book catalog has been upgraded. The catalog will function in the same way as always, but search results will be sorted by relevancy. Links to re-sort by date or title appear on the search screen as well. The other major effect is that results screens will display up to 50 matches per screen instead of 12.
Electronic versions of 260 history books published by Cambridge University Press are now available. They can be searched as a set or browsed by individual title – readable chapter by chapter in PDF format. Cambridge Histories Online is available from the Library Databases A-Z list and Databases by Subject list in the History section.
The children’s author biographical series Something About the Author is available online from the first volume to the most recent, equivalent to over 200 volumes. 12,000 entries provide biographical information about children’s authors and illustrators, including portraits, works, awards and more.
Children’s Literature Review is also available online, starting with volume 143 (mid 2009). CLR provides information on children’s authors, with reviews and commentary.
Something About the Author is available on the Library Databases A-Z page
Children’s Literature Review is available through the Kent Library Catalog by a title search on Children’s Literature Review Online
EBSCOhost has optimized its databases for mobile phone access. You can now access databases such as Academic Search Premier, Health Source Nursing and Professional and over a dozen others with your mobile phone at http://library.semo.edu/mobile
*UPDATE* You’ve read the blog entry, now see the movie: http://library.semo.edu/vid
In 3 steps, Google Scholar can be set up to recognize which articles found are available for free in full text online or available as a paper copy in Kent Library. Setup instructions
Kent Library is sponsoring a campus-wide mittens-gloves-hats-scarves-socks drive for children in need of warmth during the coming winter season. A Christmas tree has been placed on the main level of Kent Library for donations. These items will be distributed through the Salvation Army, Jefferson School, Head Start, and Birthright. The drive will run through Wednesday, December 16. For additional information, please contact Twylla James at email@example.com Thanks in advance for your generosity!
Submit your photos and be entered in a weekly drawing to win a pair of headphones. All entries will also be entered in a drawing for the grand prize of an ipod shuffle. Creativity and silliness is encouraged!
Contest information at http://library.semo.edu/info/infolitphotos.shtml
View contest photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kentlibrary/sets/72157622768641768/