De-Stress During Finals

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.

Photo Booth in the Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center

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.

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Digital artwork display at the Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center

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.

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Kent Library’s Fall 2013 Athenæum Series Concludes with Student Recital

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.

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Fall 2013 Athenæum Series: “Medical Ethics: Making the Decisions that Impact Your Health Care”

October 22nd, 2013

The Kent Library Athenaeum Series continues with “Medical Ethics: Making the Decisions that Impact Your Health Care” presented by Dr. Linda Heitman from the Department of Nursing. Dr. Heitman will discuss medical ethics in relation to making health care decisions. She will review trends in health care, the challenge of promoting quality and safety in today’s health care delivery system and helpful information for individuals to assist them in making health care decisions. This event will take place at Noon on Wednesday, October 30 in Sadie’s Place on the main level of Kent Library. 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.

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Fall Athenæum Series: Changes in Children’s Literature

September 16th, 2013

The Kent Library Athenaeum Series continues with Dr. Debra Porter presenting on Changes in Children’s Literature. Stories have been told for as long as humans have had language. Broad themes such as friendship, love, and conflict remain constant of stories but as the years pass, these themes are treated differently. During this presentation, Dr. Porter will present children’s literature from the past and the present to demonstrate how these themes have remained unchanged but are presented quite differently today. This event will occur at Noon on Wednesday, September 25 in Sadie’s Place on the main level of Kent Library. 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.

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Fall Athenæum Series: Botanical Illustrations and the Arts & Crafts Movement

August 23rd, 2013

The Kent Library Athenaeum Series begins at Noon on Wednesday, August 28 with Art Department faculty members Emily Booth and Louise Bodenheimer. Booth and Bodenheimer recently developed a University Studies Transcultural Experience course addressing Botanical Illustration and the Arts and Crafts movement in London. Booth and Bodenheimer approached the course as a cross-discipline, studio-based endeavor and enlisted the input of a number of other faculty and experts both in the pre-travel Spring meetings as well as when traveling in London. This talk will tell the fun, interesting story of how this endeavor unfolded, showcasing not only the experiences of Booth and Bodenheimer but the viewpoints of other faculty who contributed to the course content and the tales of the students who participated in the adventure. Additionally, the handmade journals, on-site field sketches and final, large-scale designs created by the students will be on display in Kent Library adjacent to Sadie’s Place. The event is open to all, and refreshments will be served.

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Academic ebooks – Over 138,000 full text ebooks now available

June 30th, 2013

In cooperation with MOBIUS member libraries and via EBSCOhost, Kent Library now provides access to over 138,000 full text ebooks that are academic in nature, suitable for use in papers and projects across the University curriculum. The books may be read in a web browser on a computer, tablet or phone/mobile device. Books may also be ‘checked out’ for 2 weeks at a time and read without an internet connection required.

The books may be accessed from the databases A-Z page and via this link

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Ebooks from Safari Tech Books Online now available

April 25th, 2013

Ebooks on tech related subjects are now available through Kent Library. Safari tech books provides titles from prominent technology related publishers such as O’Reilly, Sams, Wiley and others. Subjects and applications covered include graphics & image processing (Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup), multimedia/video production (Flash, Adobe Premier, Camtasia), audio/music (Audacity, ProTools, Finale) computer programming (C, Python), cybersecurity, web design (Dreamweaver, Drupal), teaching online (Moodle), productivity (Microsoft Office) and more.

Available from the Kent Library web page at:
http://library.semo.edu/find/db_az.asp#S

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Spring 2013 Athenæum Series : Wrestling with Washington: Historical Memory and the Fourth of July in the Midwest Antebellum

April 18th, 2013

12 Noon at Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place

Americans coming of age in the early nineteenth century wrestled with their role in the development of the fledgling United States. On one hand, they revered George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and the other founding fathers and sought to emulate their patriotism. On the other hand, this so-called first generation of Americans recognized their unique opportunity to shape conceptions of patriotic loyalty and American nationalism. On Independence Day in the urban Midwest, these two concerns often came into conflict as mid-westerners used the holiday to both reflect on the past and forge ahead in constructing a unique national identity based on contemporary, rather than historical, concerns. This on-going tension between past and present – wrestling with the memories of Washington and the founders – often emerged on the Fourth of July and provides an important window into the construction of American national identity in this formative period of United States history.

The event is open to all and refreshments will be served.

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