Tag Archives: St. Olaf College

Anderson a proud son of Norway

In the church in which his great-grandfather was baptized 154 years earlier, Verlyn Anderson received one of the highest honors the government of Norway can bestow. By Bob Lind, INFORUM.COM St. Olav’s Medal was given him “in recognition of his great service to Norway, in particular in his active work to promote knowledge and appreciation of Norwegian ...

The Oslo Chamber Choir on Minnesota Concert Tour

Oslo Kammerkor (Oslo chamber choir), among the leading choirs in Norway, has become particularly famous for its groundbreaking exploration of vocal folk music. They have brought the ancient Norwegian singing tradition called "kveding," usually done by single voices, into innovative choir performances.

For the kick-off of its 2009-10 season, the Edvard Grieg Society of Norway House will present The Oslo Chamber Choir in a Minnesota concert tour. In 2009, The Oslo Chamber Choir celebrates its 25th anniversary. It was founded by Grete Pedersen and has established itself as one of the leading choirs in Norway, performing different genres of ...

A commitment to education

Luther College in Decorah, Iowa

Norwegian immigrants laid the foundation for a number of colleges and universities across North America By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American WeeklyNorwegians have made their mark on higher education in the North America, founding excellent colleges and universities across the continent. The pioneering spirit of the Norwegian immigrants to build a place for learning and service has ...

St. Olaf to host 21st annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum

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St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. will host the 21st Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum, "Striving for Peace: A Climate for Change," March 6-7. This year the NPPF is honoring the work of people committed to counteracting global climate change. In 2007 the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly to the Intergovernmental Panel on ...