Monday, November 5, 2007

Recption in honor of Dr. H.O.R. van Tuyll van Serooskerken

You are invited to a reception To acknowledge the gift of Dr. H.O.R. van Tuyll van Serooskerken Of his personal library Given in honor of his daughter Dr. Renee Norrell November 7, 2007 4:00 – 5:00 p. m. Wood Room Charles Andrew Rush Learning Center/ N.E. Miles Library “He is a tremendous scholar,” said Dr. Renee Norrell about her father, Professor van Tuyll van Serooskerken. She might have been more specific—for he is at least a philosopher, theologian, and musician—but that would be too limiting. “Tremendous scholar” will have to do. Professor van Tuyll van Serooskerken earned his doctorate in Philosophy with a dissertation on Emmanuel Kant. During his early days in Holland he served as organist in Utrecht’s French Protestant Church. After the war he immigrated with his family to Canada, where he served as a Dutch Reformed Church minister before teaching Religion and Philosophy at Acadia University, Nova Scotia. He then came to Alabama, where he taught at the University of Montevallo. He is the author of two books: the first on Kant, De strijd om het ding an sich in eenige na-Kantische beschouwingen (Breukelen, 1947); the second is on J. S. Bach, Probleme des Bachportr√§ts (Bilthoven, Creyghton, 1956). Now retired, Professor van Tuyll van Serooskerken continues an active intellectual life, indulging his passion for classical organ music and organs and holding weekly conversations about Philosophy with his former students.

Friday, November 2, 2007

New Furniture

Thanks to the BSC administration, the Library has new casual seating in the lobby and on the main floor. The new items include sofas, chairs, tables, and lamps. We have plans/hopes of adding more new items over the coming months. Stop by soon and try the new stuff! Thanks again to the College administration.