2004-2005 Events Calendar


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

    September 1, 8, 15, 22,29
    October 6, 13, 20, 27
    November 3, 10, 17
    December 1, 8
Come and speak German over coffee and snacks. All ability levels invited and welcome!
  • August 24
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Huegli Hall Lawn
Activities Fair:
Find about the German Club and other organizations on campus.
  • August 30
    5:30 p.m.
    at the German House
German Club Brat Fry and Officer Elections:
-- Meet other German students
-- Meet our German exchange students from Reutlingen and Tübingen
-- Be elected to high office in the German Club
  • September 10
    5:00 p.m.
    home of Johannes Helms (retired classics professor) -- meet at German House for a ride
Enjoy this annual event: food and drink at the home of Johannes Helms (retired classics professor)
  • September 23-24
    Thursday and Friday

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar
Professor Thomas Childers of the University of Pennsylvania, a World War II historian with an emphasis on Germany, will be on campus for two days, will meet with seminars and other student groups, and will give a public lecture.
Public Lecture
"The Crisis of Democracy and the Rise of Hitler: Elections, Campaigning and Mass Politics"
Thursday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Christopher Center

  • October 11
    5:30 p.m.
VIEP-German Presentation
Pizza dinner and presentation about the may 2004"Schnuppertour" to Germany. (Intended for VIEP students and prospective VIEP students.)
  • October 26
    5:00 p.m.
    at the German House
Delta Phi Alpha (German honorary society) Initiation:
Initiates will receive invitations.
  • November 15-21

International Education Week:
Open House:
Tuesday, November 16 (6:00 - 9:00 p.m.) in the Community Room of the Christopher Center
German Club will organize a German table; students are encouraged to bring your scrapbooks from your semester abroad.

German Film Nights:
Fritz Lang's 1924 Nibelungenlied Series
Monday, November 15: Siegfried
Wednesday, November 17: Kriemhilde's Revenge
Both films 8:00 p.m. at the German House


  • February 11-12
    Friday and Saturday
    at the Student Union
International Dinner
Get ready to perform a skit and eat! Sponsored by VISA.
  • February 11
    9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
    in the lobby of the VUCA
Featuring the music of Jay Fox and the Bavarian Showtime Band.
Come on over after the International Dinner!
  • February 12
    9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    at the German House

ACTFL's "Year of Languages: 2005"
A workshop for NW Indiana German instructors.

  • March 28 - April 2

Richard Wagner's "Der Ring Des Nibelungen"
Das Rheingold: Monday, March 28 7:30 p.m.
Die Walküre: Tuesday, March 29 6:00 p.m.
Siegfried: Thursday, March 31 6:00 p.m.
Götterdämmerung: Saturday, April 2 5:30 p.m.

All performances at the Chicago Lyric Opera House. Transportation courtesy of the German House. Purchase your subsidized tickets from Prof. DeMaris.

  • April 19
    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    in the Center for the Arts

Second Annual Theaterfest
Valparaiso University German faculty and students invite you to participate in the Second Annual Theaterfest, where your students can showcase their theatrical and German skills, meet German students from other high schools, and have a glimpse into what university-level German students are like.