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Johnson Endowment Grants for Student Groups

Kent Library will be awarding two grants of $1,500 each to university recognized student groups for funding to enhance the library’s collection in their area. Grants can be spent on materials both electronic and physical that can be acquired through a one-time purchase.

Applications can be found through the following link along with more information about the process and what is required for submission. Applications are due by November 1.

For questions, please contact Randyn Heisserer-Miller, Acquisitions Coordinator, at 573-651-2073 or

Carrie Woodburn Johnson Endowment.

Kent Library introduces Mississippi Mugs

Mississippi Mugs is now open on the main floor of Kent Library, and offers affordable hot and cold beverages as well as an assortment of snacks. A rewards program is available for visitors to receive a free hot beverage after purchasing 10. Hours are 4pm-11pm, Sunday through Thursday ; 9am-Noon on Friday ; 12:30pm-4:30 pm on Saturday. For an updated list of menu items, please click here.


Looking for something new to read? Wonder what the library has to offer? Check out our “Reading Recs!” Each month Kent Library will post a themed list of books recommended by students, faculty, staff, and alumni, offering you new and exciting reading options. Check out the current list! You can also suggest books or future themes.

Preserving Local Veterans' History

“Preserving Local Veterans’ History” will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the VFW Post 3838, 1049 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. The event is free and open to all area veterans.

Veterans are invited to visit with Southeast Missouri State University historians and archivists about the best way to preserve their service-related documents and memorabilia, such as discharge documents, uniforms, letters to and from home, photographs, and local souvenirs collected while abroad.

For further information, please contact Roxanne Dunn, Special Collections & Archives Librarian at Kent Library at (573)-986-7446 or


We want to hear from YOU! The Kent Library is asking the student body to vote on a subject area that they would like the library to expand on or add to the collection. By November 1 visit the link below to vote on a subject area that was nominated by your fellow students!

The winning subject will receive $3,000 for the purchase of materials to be added to the collection. For more information visit the Acquisition Unit’s webpage. For questions, please contact Randyn Heisserer-Miller, Acquisitions Coordinator, at 573-651-2073 or


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