2006-2007 Events Calendar

Fall 2006

Tuesday, August 8
11:30 pm: Book Grab
12:00 noon: lunch and conversation

Northwest Indiana German Instructors

A chance to reconnect before the academic year begins.
Every Wednesday
4 - 5 pm
German House Lobby

August 30
September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 29
December 6

Come and speak German over coffee and snacks. All ability levels invited and welcome!
Tuesday, August 22
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Huegli Hall lawn
Activities Fair

Find about the German Club and other organizations on campus.
Your hosts: Deborah Steffen, German Club Co-President
Amanda Trautman, German Club Activities Chair
Friday - Saturday, August 25-26
German House first floor (accomodations in local hotels)
"Mentoring for the Future: A Workshop for New and Newish Teachers"
Monday, August 28
5:30 pm
German House "[Root] Beer Garden" (immediately west of German House)
German Club Brat Fry

• Meet other German students;
• meet German exchange students from Reutlingen, Tübingen, and Rottenburg am Neckar;
• meet your German Club officers;
• find out the German Program's "Theme of the Year" for 2006-2007.
Saturday, September 2
9:30 am departure, returning 4 pm

Coach transportation compliments of the German House (free of charge to exchange students from Germany and students enrolled in German courses)

Road Trip: Shipshewana and Amishland

• Visit the Mennohof Museum (history of the Amish) together;
• explore Shipshewana (on your own); listen for Amish German!
• Bring your lunch or purchase it in Shipshewana at the Blue Gate restaurant.
Tuesday, September 5
5:30 pm
pizza dinner
106 German House

RSVP to sarah.demaris@valpo.edu (because of the pizza dinner)
VIEP Event

"Co-op in Germany: Perspectives from the First VIEP-Class"

Marc Meekma, Andrew Milleville, and Elizabeth Racop talk about VIEP's "Fourth-Year Experience." What is it like to study and work in Germany?
Friday, September 8
4 pm
106 German House
Tübingen Information Meeting

Sophomores (first-year students welcome too) must attend this meeting to learn about junior-year study in Tübingen and how to apply. If you aren't sure whether to study in Reutlingen or Tübingen, please attend.
Wednesday, September 13
7 pm
234 Neils Science Center
refreshments provided
International Film Festival
"Nirgendwo in Afrika" (Nowhere in Africa)

Germany, 2001. Director: Caroline Link
In German, English, and Swahili, with English subtitles (color, 141 minutes)
Brief introduction by Prof. Timothy Malchow
September 17 - 23
Monday, September 18
4 pm
105 German House
Visit from the Hochschule Reutlingen: Prof. Bernd Thomas

Reception for Prof. Thomas and his wife. Other details about this visit TBA.
Tuesday, September 19
7 pm
106 German House
Focus on Europe Special Lecture:
"Where in the World is Europe? European History and the End of Empire"

Professor Michael Geyer, Dept. of History, U. of Chicago
Tuesday, September 26
5 pm
German House
Delta Phi Alpha (German Honorary Society): Initiation

New initiates and current members will receive invitations.
Tuesday, November 14
6 - 9 pm
Community Room, Christopher Center
International Education Week (Nov. 13-17)
Open House

Let's have a German table; bring your scrapbooks from study abroad, etc...
Tuesday, November 28
6:30 pm
German House
Strauss Lecture: "The Strauss Dynasty of Vienna"

Provost Roy Austensen, Prof. of History, Valparaiso University
Wednesday, November 29
3:30 pm
106 German House
Information Meeting: German House Residency

Information about life in the German House, how to apply for 2007-2008, and a tour of the upstairs living space.

Spring 2007

Every Wednesday
4 - 5 pm
German House Lobby

January 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2

Come and speak German over coffee and snacks. All ability levels invited and welcome!

Friday, January 12
7:30 pm
Chicago Lyric Opera; at the Civic Opera House on Wacker Drive

40 partially-subsidized tickets and transportation available, courtesy of the German House
Strauss Opera in Chicago

Johann Strauss, Jr.:Die Fledermaus

What to do when a friend takes advantage of your highly inebriated state after a costume ball, leaving you to wake up in a public park — still dressed as a bat?
Friday & Saturday
February 9 - 10

6:00 pm
Great Hall of the Student Union
International Dinner

Sponsored by VISA; skit by German Club.
Get ready to perform and eat!
Friday, February 16
9:00 pm - midnight
Lobby of the VUCA

Music and dancing, featuring "Jay Fox and the Bavarian Showtime Band." Join us for this long-time Valpo tradition!
Monday, February 19
5:30 pm
106 German House
Job Club

VU alumna, Elizabeth Hagen (German '95), will share her experiences in the world of work: from the corporate office to the classroom, from internship to salaried work, and from Germany to the US. Come to hear her tips on how to "find yourself" and find a job.
Pizza supper served.
Thursday, March 22
8:00 pm
German House
Austrian Film Festival - first film

"An Orphan Boy of Vienna"
Director: Max Neufeld (1937) A homeless boy is taken into a Vienna orphanage where it is discovered that he has a beautiful singing voice; featuring the Vienna Choir Boys and beautiful scenes in the Austrian Alps.
Monday, April 2
8:00 pm
German House
Austrian Film Festival - second film

"The Seventh Continent"
Director: Michael Haneke (1989) What happens when the normal, everyday life of a well-off family slowly falls apart. Haneke's first feature film ranks as one of the more terrifyingly chilling in modern cinema.
Tuesday, April 17
8:00 pm
German House
Austrian Film Festival - third film

"Dog Days"
Director: Ulrich Seidl (2001) Winner of the Grand Special Jury Prize at the 2001 Venice Film Festival, Seidl's first feature film shows six intertwined narratives of everyday people leading extravagantly sordid lives.
Thursday, April 12
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fourth Annual Valparaiso University Theaterfest

A gathering of 100+ area high school German student/actors, hosted by VU students enrolled in the German Drama Practicum.