Norwegian Events

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Regular Events

Mondays 6-7 pm: Norwegian Culture/Conversation Table (Kulturbord). Black Ballroom.

Tuesdays, Thursdays 7-9 pm, Sundays 4-6 pm: Norsk Treffpunkt.
WLC Group Study Room  TOH 153

Wednesdays biweekly 7-9 pm: FilmKveld. Held 2/28, 3/14, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/9. Location TBD

Past Events

September 2017

Mondays Conversation Table:  6-7 p.m., Black Ballroom
Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays Norsk treffpunkt:  (Norwegian practice sessions)
4-6 pm Sundays, 7-9 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays,  WLC Group Study Room
TOH 153
Monday September 25: Kulturbord. Politics and the Political System in Norway.  Kulturbord (Culture table). 6:30 Black Ballroom.
Thursday September 28: 7-9 pm. The next Norwegian House event:  Skam-kveld!   They will be watching the first few episodes of the BEST Norwegian TV show called “Skam”! They promise you will love it (and may become addicted)!

October 2017

Mondays Conversation Table:  6-7 p.m., Black Ballroom
Sundays, Tuesdsays, Thursdays Norsk treffpunkt:  (Norwegian practice sessions)
4-6 pm Sundays, 7-9 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays,  WLC Group Study Room
TOH 153
Wednesday October 4  Alex Bielicki from HECUA will talk about the program in Oslo: The New Norway, Globalization, National Identity and the Politics of Belonging.  4:30-5:30. TOH 308.
Sunday October 22 Norwegian House Activity:  Alt for Norge.  2-4 pm. will be doing our own version of the hit Norwegian TV-series “Alt for Norge.” This is a competition for Norwegian-Americans to see who is most knowledgeable about Norwegian culture/most capable to do what Norwegians do through various challenges. SO!  Come on down to see if YOU are the most Norwegian (non-Norwegian) Ole on-campus! There will be a prize for the winner! And as always, we will have snacks as well!
 Monday October 23  Kulturbordet. Dialects and language.  6:30 Black Ballroom.

November 2017

 Mondays  Conversation Table:  6-7 p.m., Black Ballroom
Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays  Norsk treffpunkt:  (Norwegian practice sessions)
4-6 pm Sundays, 7-9 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays,  WLC Group Study Room
TOH 153
Sunday November 12 SkamKveld: Sunday Nov. 12 @ 7-9pm.  Norskhuset.
Monday November 13 Kulturbord. Norwegian 371 presents.  6:10 Black Ballroom.
Thursday November 16
Norwegian Majors
11:30 – 12:30
TOH West Lantern
Pizza Provided
Sunday November 19

Hiking @ Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park:  2-4 p.m    We will be going hiking at Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park (cuz what’s more norsk than å gå på tur?!)! It is a 20 min commute away! We will leave at 2pm from the Norwegian House and be back around 4pm! There will be treats and hot chocolate included!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE look ahead and email Mitch Moe if you will be joining us for the hike (we need to know how many people will be commuting with us over to the park)!!! 

Monday November 20
Norsk julekor practice CHM 232 7:30 pm
Monday November 27
Norsk julekor practice CHM 232 7:30 pm

December 2017

 Mondays  Conversation Table:  6-7 p.m., Black Ballroom
Sundays, Tuesday, Thursdays Norsk treffpunkt:  (Norwegian practice sessions)
4-6 pm Sundays, 7-9 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays,  WLC Group Study Room
TOH 153
Monday December 4 Kulturkveld:  Holiday traditions in Norway.  6:30 pm Black Ballroom.

Norsk julekor rehearsal.  Boe Chapel.  7:30 pm

 Tuesday December 5 11:10 am.  Boe Chapel.  Norwegian Christmas Service.  God jul, alle sammen!
Sunday December 10 1-4 pm.  Pepperkaker i norskhuset

January 2018

Tuesday January 16 7:30 pm. Fredrick Gaylord Grose Lecture: “Norway- a Peace Nation?” Given by Tyler Dale Hauger ’08. Norway is often credited for its efforts to strengthen the international peace agenda.  This is done through various approaches, ranging from supporting peace negotiations around the world, providing humanitarian and development assistance, providing military support, and championing human rights and democracy building.  But does Norway deserve its title as a “Peace Nation”?  What are the potential limitations, ulterior motives or unintended consequences of these engagements?
Sunday January 28 2:00 pm. Lecture: “We have faith: Nordic perspectives on climate justice.” Given by Janne Dale Hauger ’08. What role can religious institutions and people of faith bring to the struggle for a sustainable future? Through stories and insight from the Norwegian churches’ ecumenical, interreligious and cross-sectional environmental efforts from the past decade, we will gain a deeper insight into how faith can be a source of successful societal change.

February 2018

Sunday, February 25 7:00-9:00 pm. Norwegian House February OL-Event.
Tuesday, February 27 7:00 pm. Viking Theater.Film Screening: Under The Tree (2017), Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson

Sigurdsson’s most recent feature film opened at the Venice Film Festival and has already garnered numerous festival awards. A tale of a modern feud, equally comic and dark, Under the Tree shows suburban neighbors getting at each other’s throats. A Q&A with the director will follow the screening.

March 2018

Thursday, March 1 7:00 pm. Tomson Hall 280.Lecture: “The Viking Longships: Wolves of the Sea.”

John Hale, underwater archaeologist and professor of archaeology at the University of Louisville, will offer a presentation on the history of Viking warships. Sponsored by the OC and Patricia Boldt Chair of Humanities.

Sunday, March 18 7:00-9:00 pm. Norwegian House March Krim-Event.

April 2018

Monday, April 9 4:00 pm. Viking Theater. Lecture: “Pakkis: Crossing Borders of Culture and Language”

What is literature of migration good for? What borders does it invite us to cross as we read the experience of the immigrant? How does fiction relate to the realities of migration today? This talk explores these question through focus on crossing borders of culture and language in the novel Pakkis, the story of a Pakistani-Norwegian teen growing up in 1980s Oslo, Norway.

Claudia Berguson is an associate professor of Nordic Studies at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. She earned her doctorate in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Washington in 2003. Her areas of scholarly focus include the historical novel, critique of national narrative and translation of migrant literature. She teaches courses in migrant literature, folklore, gender and equality and Norwegian language. She co-translated the novel Pakkis, which was published in 2013.


Thursday, April 26 11 am-12:30 pm. Tomson Hall 316. Distinction presentations.
Monday, April 30 Rand Presentation: Anne Gaspers ’18.

May 2018

Sunday, May 13 1:00-3:00 PM. Norwegian House.

Syttende Mai (17 May) Event