2005-2006 Events Calendar

Fall 2005

Every Wednesday
4:00 - 5:00 pm
in the German House lobby

August 31
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 30 December 7

Come and speak German over coffee and snacks. All ability levels invited and welcome!
August 23
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Huegli Hall Lawn
Activities Fair
Find about the German Club and other organizations on campus.
August 29
5:30 pm
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!
-- Officers needed:
Secretary/E-Mail Guru
Homecoming Chairperson
International Dinner Skit Chairperson
September 27
5:00 pm
at the German House
Delta Phi Alpha (German honorary society) Initiation
New initiates and current members will receive invitations.
October 12 - November 8
all screeningS
8:00 pm
at the German House
(German with English subtitles)
free admission
DEFA (East German) Film Festival and Lecture
The state-run film studio of the German Democratic Republic was called DEFA (Deutsche Filmaktiengesellschaft). Headquartered near Berlin, DEFA produced films in nearly all genres, including 750 feature films. The DEFA Film Festival introduces four of their best-known films.

Monday, October 3 at 6:30 pm

• Lecture: DEFA Films and their Cultural Background
Prof. Stefan Soldovieri, University of Toronto
at the German House

Wednesday, October 12 at 8 pm

• I am the Rabbit
Director: Kurt Maetzig
(1965) 1 hour 50 minutes, black and white
Banned for 24 years, this film was first shown in cinemas after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Monday, October 17 at 8 pm

• The Legend of Paul and Paula
Director: Heiner Carow
(1973) 1 hour 45 minutes, color
A cult classic, this film is still the most popular film ever produced by DEFA. A story about love and the pursuit of individual freedom.

Thursday, October 27 at 8 pm

• Jacob the Liar
Director: Frank Beyer
(1974) 1 hour 35 minutes, color
A moving story about a man who brings comfort to his Nazi-occupied Polish ghetto by relating fabricated news stories. (Remade in 1999 with Robin Williams.)

Tuesday, November 8 at 8 pm

• Apprehension
Director: Lothar Warneke
(1982) 1 hour 20 minutes, black and white
Considered DEFA's greatest women's film, Christine Schorn of the Deutsches Theater (Berlin) plays the lead role.

November 14-18 International Education Week
Open House:
Tuesday, November 15 (6:00 - 9:00 pm) 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.
November 30
6:30 pm
Mozart Lecture
Professor Linda Ferguson, Department of Music, Valparaiso University
Mozart's Zauberflöte
Get ready to celebrate Mozart's 250th birthday (January 27, 1756)

Spring 2006

  • Every Wednesday
    4:00 - 5:00 pm
    in the German House lobby

    January 18, 25
    February 1, 8, 15, 22
    March 1, 22, 29
    April 5, 12, 19, 26
    May 3
Come and speak German over coffee and snacks. All ability levels invited and welcome!
  • January 20
    7:30 pm
Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus' "Die Zauberflöte"
Performance at the Chicago Lyric Opera House. Partially-subsidized tickets and transportation are available, courtesy of the German House. More information will be provided in class.
  • February 4
    9:00 pm - midnight
    in the lobby of the VUCA
Featuring the music of "Jay Fox and the Bavarian Showtime Band."
  • February 10 - 11
    Friday and Saturday
    in the Great Hall of the Student Union

International Dinner (VISA)
Get ready to perform a skit and eat!
Sponsored by VISA.

  • April 11
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    in the Center for the Arts

Third Annual Theaterfest
Valparaiso University German faculty and students invite you to participate in the Third 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.