Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Prince of Preachers

 Charles H. Spurgeon


Charles H. Spurgeon, The Prince of Preachers, was the foremost preacher of the 19th century. In 1854, at the age of 20, Spurgeon became the pastor for the New Park Street Chapel in London, England (later the Metropolitan Tabernacle). He remained there until his retirement 38 years later. While he was there, the congregation grew to over 10,000 attendees.

As Spurgeon would preach, someone in the congregation would transcribe his sermon. The following day Spurgeon would begin to edit the transcription notes. His notes were then sent to his secretary for a final grammar check before being sent to the printer. Galley proofs would be returned to Spurgeon a little while later and he would make more edits before the sermon was ready to be published for the public to read on Thursday.

To see some of his sermons -- transcribed, edited, and then published -- check out the Library Treasure Chest. See these items in person by visiting the Special Collections and Archives

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Gravity & Grace: Portfolio Exhibit of Prof. J. Michael Hubbs

 "Gravity & Grace"

The Works of James Michael Hubbs

The Library is pleased to host Department of Interior Architecture Adjunct Professor J. Michael Hubbs as he exhibits the outcome of more than four decades of professional work in interiors, landscaping, and residential architecture, as well as artistic endeavors.

This exhibit will be in the Library 2nd Floor Reading Room through March 15, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

"Small Space, Big Impact"

Presentation Room Now Open!

You may know it as Study Room 214, but thanks to Alfa Insurance, this room is now a high-tech, fully enabled space for you to practice a presentation, record, and save multimedia scholarship. 

Dr. Westmoreland confessed to preferring to stand beside the podium.

After introductions by Randy Pittman and David Hakanson, Dr. Westmoreland helped commemorate the space, saying "students are expected to stand and deliver." In this room, you can prepare and perfect your ability to do that... Literally.

 The furniture is all on wheels, from the collapsible tables to the white boards. So, you can arrange the room for however suits your group's needs - board meeting or lecture style. The console allows you to bring your own device (including Apple mobile devices) or bring your file on a flash drive.

Groups can reserve the room through the Library's Circulation desk. Any other time, availability is first come, first serve for two hour periods, like our other study rooms.

So check this new space out -- and Ask Us! (or the Lower Level Computer Lab) if you have any questions about using the space. 

Marliese Thomas
User Engagement Librarian

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