One of the most popular and long-running Broadway musicals of all time, Grease is the word. The Tony Award-winning high school musical rocks with charm and sheer energy and features such hit songs as “Summer Nights,” “Beauty School Dropout” and “Greased Lightnin”. Students will be performing select numbers from Grease at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 12, in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library. This event is open to all, and snacks are provided. For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtmlBlogroll
Kent Library’s Fall 2012 Athenaeum Series Presents Students from the Department of Theatre and Dance “Numbers from Grease”September 10th, 2012
Special Collections and Archives, Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University, has received a $73,139 grant for digitizing original Civil War materials held by libraries, historical agencies and private individuals from the region and across the country. Kent Library received the second largest digital imaging grant awarded by the Missouri State Library during this cycle of funding. This funding supports phase II of a digital imaging project begun by Special Collections and Archives in July 2011.
The project is a collaborative effort between Kent Library, the Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center, the Center for Regional History, and the Department of History at Southeast Missouri State University. It is being funded by a digital imaging grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library and Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
Materials identified during phase I of the project, which ended July 16, 2012, include original letters, journals, diaries, photographs, scrapbooks, and other ephemera from this period of history. The geographic scope of the project includes twenty three counties in Missouri: Butler, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Crawford, Dent, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard, Washington, and, Wayne; and five counties in Illinois: Alexander, Jackson, Pulaski, Randolph, and Union.
Once completed, the digital project will include over 130 collections from 46 libraries, historical agencies and private individuals from the region and across the country. The collections will be accessible from two locations: a website via Kent Library, and, Missouri Digital Heritage. Project staff will begin making the collections accessible from the Kent Library site (http://library.semo.edu:2008/cdm/) beginning September, 2012, and will add to the collection as the project moves forward.
For more information, please contact Ellen Ryan, digital project manager, at (573) 651-2750 or via email at email@example.com.
As noted in this weeks Newswire:
“As part of the FEMA generator project, a power outage affecting all main campus buildings is scheduled for June 15. The outage will begin at approximately 4 p.m. and could last for up to two hours.
Facilities Management apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Ben Eller, project manager, at ext. 2283.”
Searchpath will be undergoing revisions this summer. It will remain available as a resource, but due to ongoing content revisions, it will not be available for course use until fall semester. Questions about Searchpath can be directed to Claudia Ruediger – firstname.lastname@example.org or Matt Olsen – email@example.com .Blogroll
The Kent Library Catalog is updated with a new look and features, including:
• Streamlined layout and design;
• Enhanced graphics (book cover images and navigation icons);
• New utilities, including permalinks, search history and text-item locations;
• Expanded search options, including a browse nearby feature and author/title search;
• Book bag tool for saving and exporting lists of items for bibliographies, reading lists, etc.; and
• Free personal accounts available for saving searches, lists and renewing books.
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
Kent Library’s Spring 2012 Athenæum Series: Preparing the American Idol Generation for the Political Future: An Evaluation of Perceptions of Government and Politics, Present and Future.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.Blogroll