Tag Archives: Norway in the U.S.

Norwegian Dr. Jørn Hurum Honored by National Geographic in Washington, D.C.

Jørn Hurum, Paleontologist

Norwegian paleontologist Dr. Jørn Hurum is awarded the National Geographic "Emerging Explorers Award" in Washington D.C. due to his excavations on Svalbard. “We search for fossils in the high Arctic, moving hundreds of tons of rock by hand in wet, freezing conditions. It’s fantastic.” Dr. Hurum explained to National Geographic. Dr. Hurum is ...

Arctic neighbors

Norwegian Ambassador to the U.S. Wegger Chr. Strømmen at the Sons of Norway reception in Anchorage, Alaska, on June 26. Photo: NAW

Norwegian and Swedish ambassadors make week-long visit to Alaska By David Moe Norwegian American Weekly During the week of June 20, the people of Alaska had important visitors from Scandinavia: Norway’s Ambassador to the U.S. Wegger Chr. Strømmen and Sweden’s Ambassador to the U.S. Jonas Hafström. The ambassadors, along with their wives, visited Alaska on a week-long tour ...

Honoring a legend

Audun Toven smiles as the Svare-Toven Professorship in Norwegian and Scandinavian Studies at Pacific Lutheran University is announced during the Syttende Mai Norwegian Constitution Day) celebration Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Photo: John Froschauer/PLU

New endowed professorship at PLU honors beloved professor Audun Toven At Pacific Lutheran University’s Syttende Mai celebration in Tacoma, Wash., President Loren J. Anderson heralded the day and then paused for a very appropriate, and unexpected, announcement. A decade of work and a last-minute push for funding paid off as Anderson announced the Svare-Toven Norwegian and Scandinavian ...

Through Hell Gate to The Promised Land

The sloop Restauration brought the first Norwegian emigrants to the U.S. in 1925.

Anne Elisebeth Skogen tells the story of the first Norwegian emigrants in her performance “Through Hell Gate to the Promised Land” “Through Hell Gate to The Promised Land” is a storytelling performance by Anne Elisebeth Skogen about the first Norwegian group of emigrants that arrived in New York Oct. 9, 1825. Skogen will perform at the ...

Looking at the whys and therefores

Three Norwegian exchange students gave a presentation to Sons of Norway Fedraheimen Lodge in Willmar, Minn., on April 11. From left: Marit Aarvik from Hakadal, studying at Willmar High School in Willmar, Minn.; Ivar Duserod from Eidsberg, studying at Maccray High School in Clara City, Minn.;  and Jorun Guldbakke Øiesvold from Bodø, who is studying at Maccray High School in Clara City, Minn.. Photo: Gary Erickson

Norwegian exchange students talk about their experiences as high school students in Minnesota By Gary Erickson Norwegian American Weekly Foreign high school student exchange has taken place between the U.S. and Norway at least since the late 1940s.  Educational exchange between these two countries cements the special ethnic and cultural relationship enjoyed by each.  It positions students to ...

Stavanger Symphony comes to Big Apple

Fabio and Stavanger Symphony at Carnegie Hall. Photo by Elisabeth Krey Jenssen, Communications advisor, SSO

Symphony plays at Carnegie Hall under the patronage of HRH Crown Prince Haakon By Bill Osmundsen Norwegian American Weekly Over 100 strong, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra – including 40 musicians, 30 patrons (traveling with the symphony), management, public relations staff and spouses with children – blew into Manhattan with the determination of an ancient Viking raid. The Symphony ...

Bærumkoret in the Midwest

Bærumkoret.

Bærumkoret is a mixed choir from Bærum, Norway, just outside of the capital city of Oslo. In late May and early June of 2011, after years of anticipation, the choir will be touring and performing in the Norwegian-American midwest. Bærumkoret aims to follow in the footsteps of the Norwegian immigrants and get ...

It’s a Matter of Pride for Norway’s Krohn

Anders Krohn

This year Anders "The Viking" Krohn is taking a giant step closer to his goal of becoming only the second Norwegian race car driver to compete in the world's greatest auto race, the Indianapolis 500. Krohn, 23, who resides in Houston, Texas, will drive the Belardi Auto Racing No. 9 this year in Firestone Indy Lights. ...

On the Edge: Anti-Semitism in Norway today, a complex issue

Irene Levin Berman, author of "We Are Going to Pick Potatoes: Norway and the Holocaust, the Untold Story

“On the Edge” is the new opinion column in the Norwegian American Weekly, featuring opinion pieces written by invited contributors who make some comments on the current issues that define modern Norway. As a native Norwegian Jew living in the U.S., I have been bombarded with emails from friends and acquaintances asking me to ...

Wearing your values

Two designs from Oleana

Oleana's co-founder Signe Aarhus talks about entrepreneurship in Tacoma, Wash. By Kelsey Larson Special to the Norwegian American Weekly “Everybody was saying, look at this funny thing Oleana has done. Everybody was laughing.” On the evening of Feb. 23, Signe Aarhus addressed a sizeable crowd at the Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. She ...