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Kent Library’s Fall 2012 Athenæum Series presents: Birds and Birding in Ecuador

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

On Wednesday, October 17th at 12:00 noon in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library, Dr. William Eddleman, Vice Provost & Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, will present Birds and Birding in Ecuador.

Ecuador has the highest known bird diversity of any comparable area in the world, tallied at between 1600 and 1700 species (as opposed to roughly 700 for the whole of North America). Likely reasons for this diversity are a benign climate, extreme altitudinal variation in a small region (sea level to over 18,000 feet), and matching diversity of habitats.

This presentation will discuss many of the species seen by Dr. Eddleman and his companions in January 2012, some of the sites visited in northern Ecuador, and conservation issues with these birds.  Problems the avifauna in Ecuador are facing and will face in the future include habitat loss due to mineral extraction and development, needs of subsistence farmers past land policies, and climate change.   For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtml.”

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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week, September 30th – October 6th

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

This annual event celebrates our freedom to read.  For information about the week’s events, including virtual read-outs, as well as lists of banned and challenged books (you might be surprised by the titles) visit the American Library Association’s site http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek and the Banned Books Week site http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/ .

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Kent Library’s Fall 2012 Athenaeum Series: Technology and the Instructional Environment

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

On Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at 12:00 noon in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library, Mary Harriet Talbut, the new Instructional Designer in the Office of Instructional Technology will be presenting on the new ways technology can be incorporated in the instructional environment. Cell phones, iPads and netbook computers can be used in ways that aren’t just checking Facebook or email but part of engaging the student. Come see all the new tools that are available, most of which are free. Bring your own device and try something new. The event is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtml.

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The Psychology of Now—In Retail and Fashion

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Lynn R. Moore, Department of Human Environmental Studies, will present “The Psychology of Now—In Retail and Fashion Wednesday, September 19th at noon in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library. Learn some strategies that will help you save money and navigate the new retail environment including the current trends on the internet and in brick and mortar stores. This event is open to all, and snacks are provided.  For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtml

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Kent Library Spring Athenauem event: Once upon a time

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

April 25 – Fred Poston – Once Upon a Time 12:00pm-1:00pm Kent Library Sadie’s Place

Once upon a time . . . :
The Brothers Grimm and their Mark on World Culture

We know them as collectors and editors of some of the most famous fairy tales in the world.  However, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were multidisciplinary scholars who worked in several fields such as law, linguistics and government.

In 2012 we celebrate the bicentennial of the publication of Children’s and Household Tales (Kinder- und Hausmärchen), their first volume of fairy tales. In this presentation we will look at how the Brothers Grimm left their mark on world culture.

Refreshments will be provided, and the presentation is open to all.  For more information visit

http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtml.

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Kent Library’s Spring 2012 Athenæum Series: Happiness Counts: Seeking More of What Matters, Not Just More

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Dr. Bev Evans, Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation will present the next feature of the Spring 2012 Athenaeum series hosted by Kent Library “Happiness Counts: Seeking More of What Matters, Not Just More” will be held Wednesday, March 28.  Dr. Bev Evans of the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation will be speaking on happiness as a basic value of our nation and ways to think about your wellbeing and to begin ongoing conversations about all the factors that influence wellbeing.  The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Sadie’s Place in Kent Library.  Snacks will be provided and the event is open to all.  For more information visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtml.

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Kent Library’s Spring 2012 Athenæum Series: Educational Transfer in British West Africa: The Case of Ghana

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

February 29, 2012

This event will be presented by Dr. Seidu Sofo of the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation at noon in Sadie’s Place in Kent Library.

Ghana, like other formerly colonized sub-Sahara African countries, is still struggling with the legacies of colonialism. The imposed colonial system of education in that country, unarguably, is the most contested legacy. This presentation will provide an overview of African indigenous education that existed before the arrival of the Europeans. Dr. Sofo will examine the rationale for the transfer of the Hampton-Tuskegee model of industrial education in Southern United States to Ghana (then Gold Coast) by the British. The lecture will also critique the postcolonial educational reform efforts in Ghana. Implications for national development efforts of that country will be discussed.

This event is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information visit  http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtml

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Kent Library’s Spring 2012 Athenæum Series: I am a Woman: A 21st Century Perspective of Sojourner Truth’s ‘Ain’t I a Woman’ Speech

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Presented by Dr. Camesha Hill-Carter, Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling

Noon Sadie’s Place in Kent Library

This is a poignant look at how society and gender biases still plague all women. In this talk, Dr. Hill-Carter will look at the six themes that are eloquently spoken at the 1800’s Akron’s Women’s Convention. Those themes are religion, politics, women’s Issues, education, independence, and self-concept/Image.

This event is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information, please visit:

http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtml

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Department of Educational
Leadership and Counseling

Kent Library’s Spring 2012 Athenæum Series: Artist Talk

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

On Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at noon in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library, Kristen Powers Nowlin from the Department of Art will discuss her artwork exploring issues of race and gender. In her current body of woodblock prints she uses images and symbols for the ways that either our popular culture or our scientific/academic culture have used to specify the race of an individual. Individually, the woodblock prints either consciously use these stereotypes as a way to question their absurdity or explore the issues through more personal history and narratives. As a whole, her work challenges the unique history of race in American culture. This event is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtml.

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Fall 2011 Athenæum Series: From Gutenberg to Google: Southeast’s History of the Book

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Please join us on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at noon in Kent Library for the Fall 2011 Athenaeum Series Presentation “From Gutenberg to Google: Southeast’s History of the Book”.

UI 456: History of the Book is a new interdisciplinary seminar and hands-on workshop that offers students the chance to study the influence of printing on the formation of world cultures up to the digital age.  Dr. Kathryne Beebe and her students will discuss how they are using the approaches of history, studio art, and art history to explore the physical technologies of the written and printed word.  In this Athenaeum presentation, this semester’s students will present their findings and their final book-making projects, all of which use one or more of these technologies to probe the boundaries between oral and written, manuscript and print, self and “other”.

Everyone is welcome, and snacks will be provided.

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