German Events Calendar

Fall 2011

4 - 5 pm
German House Lobby

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30                 

October 7, 21, 28

November 4, 11, 18

December 2, 9


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

Friday, September 9
5:30 pm (after Kaffeestunde)
105 German House

Northwest Indiana Teachers Dinner

By invitation                     

Saturday, February 12
9 pm - 12 midnight

Annual Meeting of German Majors

Required for all German Majors!  New majors will receive the German Major Handbook, the annual photo for the website will be taken, and refreshments will be served.  Most important, a discussion of your four-year journey as a German major will clue you into the sophomore "Mid-Point Check-In," the Grammar and Cultural Mastery projects, and senior assessment.


Tuesday, September 27
5:30 pm
106 German House

VIEP Event (Valparaiso International Engineering Program)

• Presentation: "Studying and Working Abroad"

• Prof. Eric Johnson provides an overview - with plenty of photos - of the three locations of the "Fourth-Year Experience": Reutlingen, Germany; La Rochelle, France; and Zaragoza, Spain

• RSVP to one of your German professors by the end of the day Monday (Pizza, veggies, and soft drinks served.) 

Saturday, October 1 11:00 am - 3:00 pm 

Homecoming:  Oktoberfest:  "Das Kinder-Eck"

The German Club always sponsors a fun station for children, including flag coloring, paint the Gartenzwerg, and other activities; get involved!


Tuesday, October 4 5:00 pm
105 German House


Delta Phi Alpha Initiation:  (German Honor Society)

By invitation to new initiates and current members.

Tuesday, October 4 8:00 pm
Brown and Gold Room, Harre Union

Lecture: The Battle That Stopped Rome: Archaeology of Roman Defeat in the Teutoburg Forest

Professor Peter S. Wells, University of Minnesota

Sponsored by the Valpo chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America and by the Cultural Arts Committee.


Tuesday, October 11 8:30 pm
106 German House



Sophomores (freshmen welcome too) who are considering Tübingen must attend this "last chance" meeting.  It is equally important for those who know that Tübingen is for them and for those who are debating between Reutlingen and Tübingen.  Learn how the programs differ, how to apply for Tübingen, how to apply for scholarships, etc. . . .


Saturday, October 22
5:00 pm
Duesenberg Recital Hall at the VUCA

Recital: Lieder Composed by Franz Liszt (using poems by Goethe and Heine)

• Professor Ralph Klapis, baritone

• Professor Joe Bognar, piano

Saturday, October 29
4:00 pm
Chapel of the Resurrection

Chorale Concert

Conducted by Professor Stefan Schuck of the Hochschule für Kirchenmusik, Rottenburg am Neckar.

Thursday - Saturday, October 27 - 29            Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association

Conference for present (and future!) teachers of Foreign Languages and Literatures.   Go to:

Cinemark Movie Theater
mulitple dates


Saturday, October 29 at noon

Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (in Italian)


Saturday, November 5 at 11:00 am (check time with theater)

Siegfried by Richard Wagner (Part 3 of the Ring Cycle)

• FLGR 351 students who choose to attend will have their $22 ticket purchased by the German program.


Saturday, December 10 at noon

Faust by Charles-François Gounod (French opera and composer, based on Goethe's famous drama of the same name)


Saturday, February 11 at 11:00 (check time with theater)

Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner (Part 4 of the Ring Cycle)

November 9, 11, 15
8:00 pm

November 13
2:00 pm

Mainstage Theater at the VUCA

Opera:  Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck

Come see your fellow-Valpo students perform (in English translation)

Saturday, November 12 5:00 pm
Duesenberg Recital Hall at the VUCA

Recital:  Schubert's Die Winterreise

Professor Christopher Cock, tenor

Thursday, December 1 8:30 pm
106 German House

German House Information Meeting

• Information about life in the German House, how to apply for 2012/2013, and a tour of the upstairs living space.

• January 27, 2012 is the deadline to apply: application on the German House website:


Saturday, December 17 5:00 pm
Chapel of the Resurrection

Christmas Chorale Concert

Händel's Messiah (part 1) and Bach's Christmas Oratorio (part 3)



Spring 2012

Thursday, January 12
6:30 pm
106 German House

OPERA LECTURE: Deception, Inversion, and Enlightenment in "Die Zauberflöte"

Professor Linda Ferguson, Valparaiso University Department of Music

Saturday, January 14
7:30 pm
Chicago Civic Opera House

OPERA TRIP: Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

• See the Chicago Lyric Opera’s performance of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. 

• Information about tickets, departure times, and coach information will be distributed in class



Saturday, January 28
7:30 pm
Duesenberg Recital Hall, VUCA


Piano Recital

Guest pianist Winston Choi plays J.S. Bach's Die Kunst der Fuge (BMV 1080)

4 - 5 pm
German House Lobby

January 20, 27                                     February 3, 10, 17, 24 March 2, 23, 30 April 13, 20, 27 May 4



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

September 3 right after Kaffeestunde:
Annual photo of German Majors and distribution of the German Majors Handbook: required for majors.

Friday, September 10
5:30 pm (after Kaffeestunde)
105 German House


Music, dancing, and refreshments, featuring "Jay Fox and the Bavarian Showtime Band."  Bring your friends and join us for this long-standing Valpo tradition!  Make a mask and learn some Fastnacht traditions.


Friday, March 23
7:00 pm
234 Neils Science Center



"Die Fremde” (When We Leave): Germany, 2010.
Director: Feo Aladag. 
Color; 119 minutes.

Brief Introduction by Prof. Sarah DeMaris.



Wednesday, April 11
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Duesenberg Recital Hall, VUCA



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


Saturday, April 22
5:00 pm 
Duesenberg Recital Hall at the VUCA



RECITAL:  Hugo Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch


• Prof. Maura Cock, soprano

• Prof. Ralph Klapis, baritone 


Saturday and Sunday,
April 28 and April 29

 Times TBA


• Immanuel Lutheran Church in Valparaiso   
• Valpo's Chorale performing J.S. Bach Cantatas    


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