Category Archives: Education

Old Norse, new Viking language book

Photo courtesy of www.vikingnorse.com “Viking Language 1: Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas,” is published by Jules William Press, and has a website, www. vikingnorse.com. Volume 2 will be released soon.

Learn to read, write, and speak like a Viking with Jesse L. Byock’s “Viking Language 1” Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles Why would anyone want to learn how to speak and read a language that has been “dead” for almost 1,000 years? Old Norse is the tongue the Vikings spoke in, cursed in, prayed in, loved in. It is ...

Community-supported education

Photo: 401(K) 2012 / Flickr

A short list of scholarships offered in the Norwegian-American community Grieg Lodge in Portland, Ore. This lodge offers a minimum of three scholarships per year. These are $1,000 college scholarships that are merit based. Eligibility is limited to students whose home address is in Multnomah, Clackamas or Washington County in the State of Oregon or Clark County ...

How to tag a Scandihoovian: on names

Photo: Anne-Lise Reinsfelt / Norsk Folkemuseum / visitnorway.com The Numedal Farmstead at the Norsk Follkemuseum in Oslo. Many Norwegian names are derived from the names of farms.

                  Though the countries share many cultural features, names usually identify a person as a Dane, Norwegian, or Swede Nancy L. Coleman & Olav Veka Brumunddal, Norway Most people know that there are many descendants of Scandinavian immigrants living in the USA today, but few know how many. The most recent estimates, from 2009, show that some 1,516,126 Americans ...

Tales from the oil patch

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A video of President Barron addresses Student Veterans of America: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSvRd42w1oc FSU Headlines coverage of the Student Veterans of America Conference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdhNtZTv2AM By Larrie Wanberg As the oldest person in the assembly room and the oldest “freshman” registered for class at the University of North Dakota (ND), I have not felt such synergy or camaraderie since I retired ...

Trollhaugen’s 40th

Photo courtesy Trollhaugen Language Arts & Culture Camp. Norwegian culture is celebrated at the Alberta, Canada language camp.

The Alberta, Canada based language arts and culture camp celebrates its 40th birthday Special Release Trollhaugen The Alberta-based Trollhaugen Language Arts and Culture Camp will be celebrating its fortieth anniversary this upcoming August. Since 1973, the Norwegian culture camp has been promoting and preserving Norwegian heritage through history, crafts, traditional skills and culture classes. Over the years, the camp ...

Laureate chosen

Photo caption: Photo: Screengrab / Youtube. Sallie Shawl speaks for the Jewish Voice for Peace in Tacoma.

Sallie Shawl named as Greater Tacoma Peace Prize Laureate for 2013 Special Release Greater Tacoma Peace Prize Sallie Shawl has a simple wish; she just wants everyone in the world to get along. Even though that simple wish has always eluded mankind, Shawl won’t give up. She has dedicated her life to working for peace and justice, which ...

Crowned in N.Y.

Photo courtesy Roy Jorgensen. Miss Norway Amy Lindland, and Runner-up, Julia Wendt.

Amy Lindland crowned Miss Norway of Greater New York 2013 Roy Jorgensen Hopewell Junction, N.Y. Amy Lindland of Cornwall, NY was chosen as Miss Norway of Greater New York 2013 at a festive luncheon at the Arthur Nilsen Banquet Hall in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Amy was born in one of the outlying Norwegian “colonies” in Rockland County. She is ...

True inspiration

“A Conversation with Tony Kushner,” respected screenwriter, inspires at UND Larrie Wanberg Feature Editor The evening was called “A Conversation with Tony Kushner.” The auditorium was filled with people to hear the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, an Emmy Award, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, an Oscar nomination, and known most recently for his movie script ...

Scandal in the barnehager

A VG report sheds light on poor conditions in Norway¹s state sponsored daycare system Staff Compilation Norwegian news service VG released a comprehensive report on safety and health conditions inside Norwegian daycares on Mar. 11. The report, compiled over the course of 6 months by a special investigation team and including over 30,000 pages of information from ...

Real world learning

    TIP and TAF programs in Norwegian high schools mix solid education with practical experience Kelsey Larson Managing Editor Imagine leaving high school with a craft or journeyman’s certificate, 1– 2 years of job experience, and a specific vocation or grad school experience waiting for you. Many Norwegian students have that option, with the TIP and TAF programs. What are the ...