March 25th, 2013
Kent Library is 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.
The event is open to all and refreshments will be served.
February 28th, 2013
On Wednesday, March 6 at noon, as part of Kent Library’s Athenaeum series, Dr. Joni Hand of the Department of Art will present “Female Book Owners in Flanders and the Low Countries: Identity expressed through patronage.”
The proliferation of books of hours in the 14th and 15th centuries was due in part to the desire of the laity to pray in the manner of the clergy. In addition to specific prayers, many patrons had stylistic preferences incorporated into their manuscripts that reveal their cultural backgrounds or aesthetic sensibilities. The textual and aesthetic choices made for manuscript commissions by noble-women were especially revealing. Religious manuscripts gave women a vehicle by which they could assert their individual identities within the restrictive court environment.
The event is open to the public and snacks will be provided.
February 27th, 2013
On Friday, February 22, the White House directed Federal agencies with more than $100 million in research and development spending to develop plans to make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication. This is in addition to the recently introduced Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR).
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February 26th, 2013
Due to the Missouri State Library’s participation in Open Library, Missourians have access to over 200,000 ebooks that can be ‘checked out’ for a two week period at http://openlibrary.org
You will need to create an account and then you can search or browse the collection and check out a book to download a pdf or e-pub format to read on your computer or e-reader. To use e-pub format, you will need to download the free Adobe Editions program – this also lets you transfer an e-pub book to a mobile device.
A sample of titles/authors available from the collection:
Joyce Carol Oates
Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Joy of Cooking
Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Beethoven by Maynard Solomon (definitive biography)
Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
An Incomplete Education: 3,684 Things You Should Have Learned but Probably Didn’t
Green Eggs and Ham
February 7th, 2013
Kent Library’s Athenaeum Series for February 13th is “The Connection Between Language and Behavior” presented by Dr. Diana Rogers-Adkinson, Dean of the College of Education. This lecture explores a series of studies conducted by the presenter addressing the interaction between language development and social emotional competence in children. The presentation is open to all, and refreshments will be available.
February 5th, 2013
Kent Library will be upgrading its integrated library system software on Thursday, February 7. During this time, the library catalog and off-campus database access will be unavailable. Users of the library will still be able to search for books through the MOBIUS catalog at http://searchmobius.org/. Service is expected to be restored by the end of Thursday, updates will be posted as appropriate.
January 30th, 2013
Noon, Feb. 6 in Sadie’s Place.
Kent Library’s Athenæum series continues with Dr. Jennifer Bengtson from the Department of Global Cultures and Languages presenting “Toward an Archaeology of Childhood in the Central Illinois River Valley”. Studying children in archaeological contexts can be difficult, but leaving them out of our studies leads to an inherently incomplete understanding of history. Dr. Bengtson will discuss her work on mortuary and village excavations from a prehistoric archaeological site in the Central Illinois River Valley. Building on previous Michigan State University and Illinois State Museum research, she suggests that an archaeology of childhood contributes to a richer interpretation of social life within this unique prehistoric community. The presentation is open to all, and refreshments will be available.
January 24th, 2013
On January 30, 2013 at 12:00 noon in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place, the library will kick off its first Athenæum event for the new Spring semester. Dr. Jeremy Barnes from the Department of Health, Human Performance & Recreation will be discussing “Motivation for Exercise.” Many individuals start exercise programs with expectations of success. However, too often they get off track or feel they have too much going on in their lives to continue with their exercise. At this presentation, you will learn ways that individuals can stay on track and keep working toward their exercise goals. This presentation will include proven strategies for success and tips on how to keep levels high. The presentation is open to all and refreshments will be available.
December 12th, 2012
Kent Library is pleased to announce the availability of Films on Demand. This streaming video service offers over 12,000 titles covering a wide range of academic subjects from freshman to graduate level. Content includes documentaries, lectures, instructional/curricular videos, and historical primary source videos. Example content includes Ken Burns’ ‘Civil War’ documentary, Universal Newspapers Newsreels, and ‘10 essential interviewing skills’. Videos may be browsed by subject, by special collections such as PBS’ NOVA, or searched by keyword, and can be linked from or embedded in Moodle course pages. You can link to/embed entire videos or specific segments, and many videos have closed captioning available. Videos may be viewed from anywhere in the world that has high speed internet access (DSL or higher recommended), including phones and other mobile devices.
There will be training opportunities available early in the Spring semester.
On the Library’s web page: http://library.semo.edu/find/db_az.asp#F
Direct link: https://library.semo.edu:2443/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=19862
Help pages: at the above link, click on ‘help’ near the top right to access various guides and tutorials. For example, type ‘moodle’ in the search box on the help screen to find information about using videos with our online learning system.
November 30th, 2012
Kristallnacht or the “Night of Broken Glass”, depicts an outbreak of systematic violence against Jews on November 9 and 10, 1938 throughout the Nazi Germany Third Reich. Synagogues were destroyed and thousands of Jewish-owned shops were attacked and their windows destroyed. Ninety-one Jews were murdered and a further 30,000 arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps. This photographic display is available for viewing in Kent Library through December 14.