39th annual Norwegian Heritage Festival – April 25th

Ja, sure, you betcha! On Saturday April 25 from 11:00am to 3:00pm in the University Center at PLU, the Scandinavians are taking over with booths, costumes, music and delightful cuisine. Sponsored by the Scandinavian Cultural Center of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, this event is sure to delight. Welcome to the 39th annual Norwegian…

39th annual Norwegian Heritage Festival – April 25th

Ja, sure, you betcha! On Saturday April 25 from 11:00am to 3:00pm in the University Center at PLU, the Scandinavians are taking over with booths, costumes, music and delightful cuisine. Sponsored by the Scandinavian Cultural Center of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, this event is sure to delight. Welcome to the 39th annual Norwegian…

Nordic Journey’s Organ Concert March 1

Jim Hicks will play unique organ selections from all five of the Nordic countries, and the Faeroe Islands, some new compositions and some rarely heard classics at 8 p.m. Sunday March 1 at PLU’s Lagerquist Hall. This event is sponsored by the Scandinavian Cultural Center. The music selection have been recorded in cathedrals all over Sweden.

March 1st Organ Concert at PLU

Nordic Journeys is an organ concert upcoming on Sunday night, March 1st, 8 p.m. at PLU. The organist will premier one new composition and several others rarely heard. He has been recording organ concerts in Scandinavian cathedrals for several years, as part of a multi-volume music project. Compositions come from all five of the Nordic countries,…

Emigration from Snertingdahl – PLU presentation

February 10 at 7pm, Finn Brobakken, a native of Snertingdahl, Norway will be at the Scandinavian Cultural Center at PLU. He will be discussing the people who left Norway for the united States in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.  In less than 40 years time, almost half of the residents of this valley emigrated, mainly…

Frozen Exhibit at PLU’s Scandinavian Cultural Center

PLU —  Disney’s Frozen is a world-wide success, but did you know the film makers studied Norwegian history and culture extensively while working on the film? And did you know it is based on a Hans Christian Andersen tale? Come find out these tidbits and many more at the Scandinavian Cultural Center! The exhibition opened…

Svenskt Julbord – A Swedish Christmas Buffet

Sunday, December 14th, the Scandinavian Cultural Center celebrated a traditional Svenskt Julboard at their site on the PLU campus. Information on the buffet and its traditional foods can be found here. Beer and Glögg were optional  beverages. Other special treats included pickled herring, beets, meatballs, lox, Frestelse, sausages and rice pudding. The Lucias were introduced, there was a performance by the…

Winterfest at PLU east campus – almost 250 local families served

It was a cold but pleasant morning when the families began lining up at the old Parkland School Saturday December 13. The anticipation was building, coffee and other treats were available during the wait . Each family was invited to participate through other service providers, 400 in all. At the end, almost 250 attended. Inside volunteers were…

Santka Lucia Concert at PLU

The Scandinavian Cultural Center (SCC) brought the Christmas time Sankta Lucia tradition to PLU Friday night. This Swedish tradition is celebrated near the winter solstice and is a festival of light. At PLU, the one wearing the crown of lights is a scholarship winner chosen by the SCC. The procession members each carry a light,…

Norwegian Language Christmas Service – Dec 3

Celebrate the meaning of Christmas at the Norwegian Language Christmas Service The Norwegian Language Christmas Service takes place Dec. 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Norwegian Language Christmas Service is put on by Pacific Lutheran University’s Scandinavian Cultural Center. The service is held in the Ness Family Chapel at the University and is…

PLU – Journey of Light

Thanks to distinguished teachers, talented students—and a supportive public— Pacific Lutheran University’s renowned Department of Music is a nationally recognized center for performing excellence.   Truth is, though, many of those talented students could not attend PLU without your help. That’s why we’ve established our first Music Scholarship Concert, on Saturday, Dec. 13, featuring the…