DMACC Hosts Swedish Year Events

Posted 11/7/2018

Sweden is DMACC’s International Year Focus for 2018-19.

The 2018-19 academic year marks the 33rd year that the students, faculty and staff at all Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) campuses have focused on an international year to learn more about the history, politics, economy and culture of a country. Sweden was selected as the country to study this academic year.

Sweden, a Scandinavian country in northern Europe, is the 55th largest country in the world with a population of 10 million people.

Representatives from the American Swedish Historical Museum, the oldest Swedish-American Museum in the United States, will deliver three upcoming presentations. ​The American Swedish Historical Museum is located in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in South Philadelphia. 

Upcoming Sweden Year activities include: 

  • Sweden Today, Mon., Nov. 12 from 10:10 to 11:05 a.m., Ankeny Campus, Bldg. #5 Black Box Theater. American Swedish Historical Museum Education and Public Programs Manager Lauren Burnham will give a presentation on Modern Sweden Today.
  • Colony to Community:  The Story of New Sweden, Mon., Nov. 12 from 12:50 to 1:45 p.m., Ankeny Campus, Bldg. #5 Black Box Theater. American Swedish Historical Museum Curator Trevor Brandt will give a talk focusing on Sweden’s growth in the early 1600s and its short-lived expression of imperial ambition—the New Sweden Colony.
  • Colony to Community:  The Story of New Sweden, Tues., Nov. 13 from 9:40 to 10: 35 a.m., Urban Campus, Bldg. #1, Room 103. American Swedish Historical Museum Curator Trevor Brandt will give a talk focusing on Sweden’s growth in the early 1600s and its short-lived expression of imperial ambition—the New Sweden Colony. 
  • Reading of the Play, Miss Julie, by August Strindberg, Thur., Nov. 15 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and repeated from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m., Fri., Nov. 16, Ankeny Campus, Bldg. #5 Black Bo​x Theater

For more on Sweden Year, go to: https://www.dmacc.edu/intlyear​​​​​

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