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Athenaeum Lecture Series

Kent Library’s Athenaeum Series, which began in the fall of 2007, derives its name from the classical Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena. These open forums, public lectures and discussions were originally popular in Greece but eventually spread to Rome and Western Europe. Kent Library’s series showcases the expertise of campus faculty, staff and students. All events are free and open to the public located in Sadie's Place on the main level of the library. Please join us as we carry forward an ancient, but still vibrant, tradition.

“Developing a Passion for the Past: Teaching with Medieval Manuscripts”

Join us in the Rare Book Room as we discuss teaching with the medieval manuscript collection owned and curated by Kent Library. Librarian Roxy Dunn will discuss how the collection was started and Dr. Hand and Dr. McAlister will discuss some of the unique pieces in the collection and how SEMO students have an opportunity to interact with the collection.