Monthly Archives: November 2017

Stellar Speakers at the 2017 Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

Only a few tickets remain for this year’s Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast to be held on November 21. With an irresistible line-up of speakers, it’s not surprising! Where else, in one setting, can you enjoy the company of legendary author, storyteller and radio personality Garrison Keillor; professor of religion at Hamline University Deanna A. Thompson, writer on topics including being the [...]

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Ibsen’s Peer Gynt Turns 150

Photo Credit: visitnorway.com Norway’s most famous play, Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, celebrates its 150 year anniversary in 2017. The drama, which paints the vibrant and outrageous adventures and misdeeds of Peer Gynt, was finished on October 14, 1867, while its stage premiere opened exactly one month later. To mark this milestone anniversary, Norway has been celebrating all year, both on and off [...]

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St. Olaf Professor Awarded the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit

Margaret H. O’Leary, Associate Dean for Humanities and King Olav V Chair of Scandinavian-American Studies at St. Olaf College, was awarded the rank of Office of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit on September 16. Norwegian Ambassador to the United States, Kare Åas, conferred the award. O’Leary received the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit due to her continuous commitment to strengthening [...]

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Old Sagas, New Audiences

Historical linguist Dr. Jackson Crawford has studied dozens of languages, but what captured his imagination early on was Old Norse, the language of the Vikings. His popular YouTube channel features videos about Norse gods and heroes. He also was a consultant on Old Norse for movie and television projects, including Disney’s “Frozen.” Check out Viking’s November issue and see more from [...]

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VocalEssence Singers to Perform at the 2017 Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast

Kick off Thanksgiving week with a Nordic-inspired breakfast and the exquisite choral music of the VocalEssence Singers, a national force in its genre for nearly three decades! The Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast, coming up on Tuesday, November 21, is pleased to present this local musical treasure, under the direction of Philip Brunelle, as the Nordic community and esteemed speakers celebrate the [...]

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