2007-2008 Events Calendar

Fall 2007

Thursday, August 16
11:30 pm: Book Grab
12:00 noon: lunch and conversation

Northwest Indiana German Instructors

A chance to reconnect before the academic year begins. (By invitation.)

Monday, August 27
3:00 - 5:00 pm
German House 106

Book Grab

New and Returning Students:
Stop by the German House, pick up some free books, check out the building, and reconnect with old friends.
Tuesday, August 28
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Huegli Hall lawn
Activities Fair

Find about the German Club and other organizations on campus.
Your hosts: Members of the German Club
Monday, September 3
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 and Tübingen;
• think about joining the German Club.

Every Wednesday
4 - 5 pm
German House Lobby

September 5, 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 28
December 5, 12
Kaffeestunde

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

More about Kaffeestunde
Tuesday, September 18
6:00 pm
pizza dinner
106 German House

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


VIEP Event

"Study and Work in Germany:
Perspectives on the Fourth-Year Experience"

Peter Krenzke, Katie Krueger, and Nate Leonard talk about VIEP's "Fourth-Year Experience." What is it like to study and work in Germany?
Monday, September 24
7 pm
106 German House
Film Screening:
"Das Parfum: Die Geschichte eines Mörders"

Director: Tom Tykwer.
Germany 2006. Color, 147 minutes.
In German, with German (simple!) subtitles.
The film is based on a best-selling novel by Patrick Süskind; the director is best-known for "Lola rennt."
Friday, September 28
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.
Tuesday, October 9
5 pm
105 German House

Delta Phi Alpha (German Honorary Society): Initiation

New initiates and current members will receive invitations.

Wednesday - Friday, October 24 - 26

Details to be announced.
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

Professor James J. Sheehan
Department of History, Stanford University
(Prof. Sheehan specializes in German History)
Thursday - Saturday, November 8 - 10
Holiday Inn Select at the Indianapolis Airport
Professional Development:
German-Education Majors

Future German teachers should attend this important conference in Indianapolis: www.iflta.org
Monday, November 12
6 - 9 pm
VUCA Lobby
International Education Week (Nov. 12-16)
Open House

Let's have a German table; bring your scrapbooks from study abroad, etc...
Tuesday, November 27
6:30 pm
106 German House
Richard Strauss Lecture

Dr. Linda Ferguson, Professor of Music
A chance to learn about Strauss' "Die Frau ohne Schatten" before our trip to the Lyric Opera on November 30 (Friday).
Wednesday, December 5
3:30 pm
106 German House
Information Meeting: German House Residency

Information about life in the German House, how to apply for 2008-2009, and a tour of the upstairs living space.
Application Form.
January 28, 2008 is the deadline to apply.
Friday, November 30
6:30 pm
Chicago Lyric Opera; at the Civic Opera House on Wacker Drive

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

Die Frau ohne Schatten

An Empress — part celestial being, part human — has a problem. Her husband will turn to stone and she'll be whisked to the spirit realm unless she has a child — which she cannot do because she doesn't have a shadow.
So, off to the human world to get one. With help from her scheming nurse, the Empress convinces a poor dyer's wife to trade her shadow in return for a life of privilege and wealth. But the dyer himself would kill to have kids — so what's the Empress to do?
This opera, based on Hugo von Hofmannsthal's story of the same name, brims with symbolism and blazes with ravishing music.

Spring 2008

Every Wednesday
4 - 5 pm
German House Lobby

January 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 19, 26
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Kaffeestunde

Come and speak German over coffee and snacks. All ability levels invited and welcome!
Saturday, February 2
9:00 pm - midnight
Lobby of the VUCA

Fastnachtsfeier

Music and dancing, featuring:
Jay Fox and the Bavarian Showtime Band
Join us for this long-standing Valpo tradition!

Friday & Saturday
February 8 - 9

6:00 pm
Great Hall of the Student Union

International Dinner

Sponsored by VISA; skit by German Club.
Get ready to perform and eat!

Saturday, February 9
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
German House

Northwest Indiana German Instructors
Textbook Selection Workshop

8:30-9:00 coffee and doughnuts
9:00-12:30 introduction; small group working session; plenary session
12:30-? lunch and conversation

If you haven't yet signed up, email us by this Monday, 2/4, and we might still be able to squeeze you in.

Friday, April 4
7 pm
234 Neils Science Center
refreshments provided

International Film Festival
"Das Leben der Anderen" (The Lives of Others)


Germany, 2006. Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.
In German with English subtitles (color, 137 minutes)
Brief introduction by Prof. Timothy Malchow

Thursday, April 17
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fifth Annual Valparaiso University Theaterfest
A gathering of 100+ area high school German student/actors, hosted by VU students enrolled in the German Drama Practicum.