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
April 18th, 2012
Despite growing up in an era where information has been more readily available than ever before, young Americans today are no more learned or skilled than their predecessors. As the political world continues to evolve and shape their futures, it is imperative that we be able to assess their political and public affairs knowledge and concerns. In this presentation, Dr. Will Miller and student presenters, Aaron Griffin and Zach Chinea, will examine what our students know about politics, what their fears are regarding our government and country as they move forward, and what the university can holistically do to better assure that we are graduating well-rounded political citizens. The presentation takes place in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place at noon on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Refreshments will be provided, and the presentation is open to all.
April 4th, 2012
Kent Library is featuring trial access to Ebrary, a digital library of over 70,000 e-books covering a wide variety of academic topics, intended for college level study and research. Books may be read online in a web browser, or chapters and/or sections of up to 60 pages may be downloaded as PDF files. Entire books may also be ‘checked out’ for a 2 week period. Downloads require creating a free personal account with Ebrary, which also enables note-taking and other features. E-book content can be directly downloaded to iPhones/iPads via a dedicated app. For other devices, e-books can be downloaded to a computer, then transferred/sideloaded using the free Adobe Digital Editions software. The trial runs through the end of the Spring semester.
March 29th, 2012
The Athenaeum Spring Series will present “Titanic: the Centennial” at noon on Wednesday, April 4, at Sadie’s Place in Kent Library. Dr. Eric Clements will consider the Titanic disaster and its legacies from three perspectives: the events themselves; the meaning of those events in their time; and how the disaster has come to be understood in the century since. He will cover as many related topics as possible in the presentation. These range from the competitive context that produced the ship, through the Titanic in story and song, down to the Titanic as the universal present-day metaphor for disaster. The event is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Kent Library at 651-2235.
March 29th, 2012
This Spring, Kent library is doing a pilot offering of extended hours for Finals beyond what’s been offered in previous semesters.
The extended hours for specific days are as follows:
Wednesday, May 2
7:30am – 12:00am
Thursday, May 3
7:30am – 12:00am
Friday, May 4
7:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday, May 5 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday, May 6 10:00am – 3:00am
Monday-Tuesday, May 7-8 7:30am – 5:00am
Wednesday, May 9 7:30am – 3:00am
Thursday, May 10 7:30am – 11:00pm
Friday, May 11 7:30am – 5:00pm
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.
March 19th, 2012
For the next talk in Kent Library’s Spring 2012 Athenaeum Series, Dr. Brian Smentkowski and Dr. Hamner Hill of the Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion will present Changes in Law and Society in the Decade since 9/11.
Athenaeum events are open to all, and snacks are provided. For more information, visit:
March 6th, 2012
Can’t make it to the library? Don’t want to send an email and have to wait for a response? Kent Library now offers a chat service for all Southeast students, faculty, and staff.
Kent Library’s chat service is easy to use, is accessible anywhere, and allows you to ask the library questions in real time. We bring the library to you!
To chat with us or to learn more about Kent Library’s chat service and the hours of availability, visit http://library.semo.edu/learn/askus.shtml
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
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: