Center for Scandinavian Studies
Endowed by the Hugo A. Anderson Chair in Scandinavian Studies in 1982 and created in 1984, the Center for Scandinavian Studies (CSS) at North Park University has firmly established itself as a major focal point for Scandinavian academic and cultural interests in Chicago. As the name suggests, the CSS provides North Park University with a Scandinavian accent not evident at many other colleges or universities. The CSS sponsors visiting professors, lectures, language courses, concerts, and exhibits, bringing many talented and accomplished Scandinavians to the city of Chicago. Charles Peterson, Dean of University Faculty at North Park, also serves as the director for the Center.
Contact Karin Andersson for more information about the Center for Scandinavian Studies and our events.
Valborg Celebration and Concert
Sunday, April 28, Hamming Hall
4:00 pm for Family Fun
5:00 pm for Concert and Sing-Along
Join Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, SWEA, the Swedish American Museum, and Chicago's Scandinavian choirs as we welcome spring to Chicago on Walpurgis Eve (Valborg)! Family fun kicks off at 4 pm with games, singing, and, of course, something to eat. At 5 pm several popular Chicago-area Scandinavian choral groups will be performing their best-known selections, coming together at the end to sing and lead the audience in Allsång. Cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children under 12, or $30 for the whole family. Hot dogs and beverages are included in the admission price. Admission proceeds benefit the participating choirs. Tickets can be purchased online at www.swedishamericanmuseum.org or by contacting Karin Andersson at the Center for Scandinavian Studies.
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