2008-2009 Events Calendar

Fall 2008

Thursday, August 14
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 25
4:00 - 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 26
5:30 - 7:00 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 1
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 3, 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19
December 3, 10
Kaffeestunde

Come and speak German over coffee and snacks. All ability levels invited and welcome!
Thursday, September 18
6:00 pm
pizza dinner
106 German House

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


VIEP Event

"VIEP-German From Start to End "


• Peter Krenzke (VIEP '08) talks about the whole VIEP experience, including study and work in Germany

• A chance to share photos and re-live the May 2008 "Schnuppertour."
Tuesday, September 23
7 pm
106 German House
Film Screening:
"Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei" (The Edukators)


Director: Hans Weingartner.
Austria 2004. Color, 127 minutes.
In German, with English subtitles.
An award-winning film about three young activitists in contemporary Germany who have an unusual way of educating the wealthy around them.
Friday, October 3
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 7
5 pm
105 German House

Delta Phi Alpha (German Honorary Society): Initiation

New initiates and current members will receive invitations.

Wednesday, October 8
7:30 pm
Chapel of the Resurrection
Guest Recital

Ulrich Böhme, Organist at the Thomaskirche, Leipzig.
Thursday, October 16
12 - 3 pm
Community Room, Christopher Center
International Celebration

Part of the Presidential Week; details to follow. An open house for international students and newly-returned study-abroad students; share your scrapbooks, photos, and experiences in Germany.
Saturday, October 18


106 German House

Teacher Workshop

Textbook debriefing: details to follow.

Thursday - Saturday, November 6 - 8
Holiday Inn Select at the Indianapolis Airport

Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association: Annual Conference

Professional Development:
German-Education Majors

Future German teachers should attend this important conference in Indianapolis: www.iflta.org

Wednesday, December 3
3:30 pm
106 German House
Information Meeting: German House Residency

Information about life in the German House, how to apply for 2009-20010, and a tour of the upstairs living space.
Application Form.
January 26, 2009 is the deadline to apply.

Spring 2009

Every Wednesday
4 - 5 pm
Kade-Duesenberg German House and Cultural Center; Lobby

January 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Kaffeestunde

Come and speak German over coffee and snacks. All ability levels invited and welcome!
Friday, January 23
7:00 pm
234 Neils Science Center
International Film Festival:

"Die Fälscher" (The Counterfeiters)
Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky, Austria 2007, 98 minutes.
Brief Introduction by Prof. Timothy Malchow
Oscar (2008) for Best Foreign Language Film. The true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936.
Friday & Saturday
February 6 - 7

6:00 pm
Ballroom of the Valpo Student Union
International Dinner

Sponsored by VISA; skit by German Club.
Get ready to perform and eat!
Saturday, February 7
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! Come straight here after the International Dinner.

February 16 - April 9
Weekdays, 12 noon - 5 pm
German House First Floor
Book Exhibit: Georg Büchner Prize Winners (1984 - 2008)

A display of books published by winners of the Georg Büchner Prize, Germany's most prestigious literary prize, along with biographical vignettes about the 25 most recent winners. The exhibit opens with a screening of "Yesterday Girl," ("Abschied von gestern") a film directed by and based on a short story by 2003 prize winner Alexander Kluge (see below).
Tuesday, February 17
7:00 pm
106 German House
"Abschied von gestern" (Yesterday Girl)

Director: Alexander Kluge
Germany 1966. Black and white, 88 minutes.
In German with English subtitles.
Director Alexander Kluge, winner of the 2003 Georg Büchner Prize, adapted his own story "Anita G." for the cinema. Anita is a young East German woman who comes to West Germany with hope for a better life there. The film won multiple awards at the Venice Film Festival, including the Special Jury Prize.
Tuesday, March 24
6:30 pm
German House
Mozart Lecture

"From the Harem to the Sacred Temple: An Introduction to Two Mozart Operas"
Dr. Linda Ferguson, Professor of Music

Prepare for Mozart! Our visit to the Lyric Opera this year features Mozart's "Die Entführung aus dem Serail" and VU theatre and music students are producing Mozart's "The Magic Flute."
Saturday, March 28
7:30 pm
Civic Opera House, Chicago

Wolfang Amadeus Mozart:
Die Entführung aus dem Serail

40 partially-subsidized tickets and transportation available, courtesy of the German House.

Thursday, April 16
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sixth Annual Valparaiso University Theaterfest

A gathering of 100+ area high school German student/actors, hosted by VU students enrolled in the German Drama Practicum.
April 19 and 26 (Sundays) at 3 pm
April 22, 24, and 28 at 8 pm

University Theater (VUCA)
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart:
The Magic Flute