Nov
2
Film Showing: Frantz
7:00 pm, Nov 2, Neils Science Ctr. Rm. 234
Film Showing: Frantz (2016) In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé’s grave to lay flowers.

Nov
4
Welcome Project Audio Recording Day
Nov 4, Harre Union, Valpo Room
Freshman CORE students will have a conversation with a veteran or active duty military member; edited interviews will be made available on www.welcomeproject.valpo.edu and on Lakeshore Public Radio

Nov
5
Panel Discussion: Business, Commerce and War
5:30 pm, Nov 5, Harre Union, Ballroom C
Nov
6
Panel Discussion: German and American Experiences in WWI
7:00 pm, Nov 6, Duesenberg German House and Cultural Center

Nov
7
Conductors Talk
7:00 am, Nov 7, Barnes and Noble, Valparaiso
Brief talk with conductors Jeffrey Scott Doebler and Christopher M. Cock at Valpo Chamber’s AM Valpo Breakfast
Nov
7
Veterans Appreciation Dinner
5:00 pm, Nov 7, Old Town Banquet Center
Join the Valparaiso Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs for the Veterans Appreciation Dinner
Nov
7
Panel Discussion: Redeployment: Finding Meaning After Armed Services
5:30 pm, Nov 7, Helge Center
The Institute for Leadership and Service is bringing together a small panel of women and men who have served in the Armed Forces to discuss the ways that experience impacted the work they do now that they are home. Panel: Anu Bhagwati, founder of the Service Women’s Action Network; Mike Espinda, Training and Recruiting Manager at Job Ready Vets; and Dr. Jason Gehrke, part of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts
Nov
7
Lecture: World War I, The War to End All Wars
6:00 pm, Nov 7, Porter County Library, Valparaiso Branch
Nov
7
Film Showing: Forest of the Hanged
6:00 pm, Nov 7, Neils Science Ctr. Rm. 234
Film Showing: Forest of the Hanged (1965) In 1916 as an officer in the Habsburg Army ethnic Romanian Apostol Bologa is torn between remaining loyal to the Habsburgs or deserting to the Romanian Army across enemy lines. Introduction and commentary by Prof. Maxin
Nov
8
Decoration of Heroes' Tree
1:00 pm, Nov 8, Porter County Library, Valparaiso Branch, Genealogy Dept.
Decoration of Heroes’ Tree (bring a photo of your veteran and make an ornament in their honor; refreshments served.
Nov
8
Do Your Part: A County Responds to the First World War
4:30 pm, Nov 8, Porter County Museum
Introductory Talk by Dr. Lanette Gonzalez (Ivy Tech College) about the origins of World War I Do Your Part: A County Responds to the First World War examines how people in Porter County responded to the US entry into WWI through an examination of artifacts and stories. This exhibit uses space inside the former sheriff’s residence (now the Porter County Museum) to recreate the setting of a WWI-era dining room and kitchen. Within these rooms, the exhibit presents artifacts from the war, including photos, military equipment and paraphernalia, propaganda posters and leaflets, letters, magazines, kitchenware, and items related to local industry and agriculture. Stories paired with these artifacts inform visitors of how individuals and groups within the county responded to the war. The stories chronicle the experiences of soldiers, nurses, local Red Cross workers, students, teachers, farmers, and businesspeople.
Nov
8
Lecture: The French in the Great War
7:00 pm, Nov 8, Christopher Center, Room 205
Talk to French students: “The French in the Great War: Ordinary Heroes in Myth and Memory”
Nov
11
Lecture: Repertoire for Voices and Wind Instruments with Dr. Keith Kinder
3:00 pm, Nov 11, Center for the Arts, Room 1412
Talk to music educators and students about repertoire for voices and wind instruments
Nov
11
Pre-Concert Talk: France in the Great War
4:00 pm, Nov 11, Duesenberg Recital Hall
Pre-Concert Talk: “France in the Great War: The Divide between Home Front and Front Line –and How a Song Bridged the Gap”
Nov
11
Veteran Reception
7:00 pm, Nov 11, Christopher Center, Community Room
Reception Honoring Veterans, Open to All, Refreshments served
Nov
13
Dinner and Talk: Ethics of Engineering Weapons of Mass Destruction
6:00 pm, Nov 13, TBA
Dinner: VU Student Chapter of IEEE; followed by talk: “The Ethics of Engineering Weapons of Mass Destruction”
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EXHIBITS

Exhibit of Historical Materials About VU Veterans
Christopher Center Library Exhibit dates TBA
Exhibit of Program Notes
Center for the Arts Lobby; on 11/11 will shift to the lobby of the Chapel of the Resurrection
Exhibit of Student Artwork Relating to Armistice Day
VU Center for the Arts, second floor display wall
Photographs of VU and Porter County Veterans
Exhibit displaying photographs of VU and Porter County veterans from 1918 to the present Harre Union, Atrium; on 11/11 will shift to balconies of the Chapel of the Resurrection
Chris Patterson Exhibit
Exhibit of Photographs and Artifacts Honoring Chris Patterson, VU Student and Member of the VU Chorale, who was killed by an IED in Afghanistan on January 6, 2012.
World War I Artifacts
Displays at the Porter County Museum and the Valparaiso Branch of the Porter County Libraries will exhibit artifacts from World War I