2002-2003 Events Calendar

Fall

  • Every Wednesday
    4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    at the German House

    September 4, 11, 18, 25
    October 9, 16, 23, 30
    November 6, 13, 20
    December 4, 11
Kaffeestunde
Come and speak German over coffee and snacks. All ability levels invited and welcome!
  • September 9
    7:30 p.m.
    at the German House

Lecture: "German-American Relations After September 11"

Mr. Karsten Voigt, Coordinator for German-American Cooperation, German Federal Foreign Office (State Department)

  • September 25
    8:00 p.m.
    at the Great Hall of the Student Union

Slide Lecture: "An Ancient Country Villa in Roman Germania Superior: a Visit to Hechingen-Stein in Southwest Germany"

Dr. Stefan Schmidt-Lawrenz, Director of the Römisches Freilichtmuseum, Hechingen-Stein, Germany

Co-sponsored with the American Institute of Archaeology, Valparaiso Chapter

  • September 26
    8:00 p.m.
    at the German House

Slide Lecture: "The Strauss Dynasty of Vienna"

VU Provost Roy Austensen

An event in anticipation of VU's November production of Strauss' Fledermaus. Piano music before and after the lecture provided by Mike Goede.

  • October 12
    3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    at the German House
Homecoming reception for VU alumni who studied in Reutlingen or Cambridge in celebration of the 35th anniversary of those two programs.
Music by "The Deutschmeisters"
  • October 28 - 31
    9:00 p.m. each evening
    at the German House

"Classic Thrillers: a German Film Festival"

Oct. 28 (Mon.) M
(1931) Fritz Lang (95 min.)

Oct. 29 (Tues.) Tenderness of the Wolves
(1973) Ulli Lommel (86 min.)

Oct. 30 (Wed.) Nosferatu
(1922) F.W. Murnau (63 min.)

Oct. 31 (Thurs.) Nosferatu the Vampyre
(1979) Werner Herzog (107 min.)

Wear your Halloween costumes on Thursday!
Films in German with English subtitles.


Spring

  • February 7
    9:00 p.m. - midnight
    in the VUCA Lobby

"Fastnacht Dance" (German Mardi gras)
Music by Jay Fox and the Bavarian Showtime Band

Come learn the traditional German dances; Jay will teach you even as you go. Costumes and masks not required, but highly desirable.

  • April 23
    8:00 p.m.
    at the Great Hall of the Student Union

Slide Lecture: "Today I Found A Marble: New Archaic Finds from the Kerameikos in Athens"

Prof. Dr. Bettina Baronesse von Freytag gen. Loeringhoff

Director of the Museum Schloss-Hohentübingen

Co-sponsored with the American Institute of Archaeology, Valparaiso Chapter

  • May 20 - June 1
    at the German House
Prof. Dr. Wolf Brixner with 10 students from the Pädagogische Hochschule in Heidelberg, Germany are in residence at the German House as part of a seminar on "Reformpädagogik vs. Progressive Education." Prof. Kurt Acton (VU Dept. of Education) is co-ordinating a series of school field trips for the German guests.