The Howard and Edna Hong Kierkegaard Library is pleased to offer an honorary degree to distinguished Kierkegaard scholar Bruce Kirmmse. Kirmmse is Professor Emeritus from Connecticut College, and author of Kierkegaard in Golden Age Denmark, Encounters With Kierkegaard, multiple articles, and numerous translations, including Joakim Garff’s Søren Kierkegaard: A Biography (Princeton, 2005) and Kierkegaard’s The Lily of the Field and the Bird of the Air (Princeton, 2018).
The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. in Boe Memorial Chapel with a chapel service led by Rev. Dr. Chris Thomforde. At 11:20 a.m. the gathering will proceed to The Hong Kierkegaard Library in Steensland Hall. The Honorary Degree Ceremony will be be held from 11:45 to 12:15 and will be followed by a reception.
St. Olaf staff, faculty, and students are more than welcome to attend one or all of the events in honor of Bruce Kirmmse!