Waving flags of Norway for Syttende Mai, Norwegian Constitution Day, celebration at PLU on Thursday, May 17, 2012. (Photo/John Froschauer)
President Loren Anderson smiles as he looks to MaryAnn Anderson with Sten Arne Rosnes, Consul General of Norway, San Francisco, to his right and Kim Nesselquist '83, Major Gifts Officer, PLU, and Consul of Norway, Washington, at the opening of Syttende Mai on Red Square.
Anna McCracken '14, and Ruben Skalevik '13, serve as master of ceremonies.
Anne Cecilie Muri, 13, Oslo Norway, raises the flag with Kirk Swanson '12, right.
Lorilie Steen '58, smiles as the Norwegian flag is raised.
Prof. Svend Ronning leads a procession while playing a traditional Norwegian hardanger fiddle.
Procession heads to the Anderson University Center.
Foods of Norway served for the Syttende Mai celebration.
President Loren Anderson takes a photo of MaryAnn Anderson and Audun Granskogen, a student from Norway attending PLU.
Kylie Leinski '12, sings a composition of Edvard Grieg.
Kim Nesselquist '83, speaks about his impending Norwegian knighthood.
Claudia Berguson, associate professor of Norwegian and Scandinavian Studies applauds as Kim Nesselquist introduces the guest of honor.
Anna McCracken '14, and Ruben Skalevik '13, at the podium behind a foral bouquet adorned with Norwegian flags.
Sten Arne Rosnes speaking with Loren and MaryAnn Anderson.
Siri Olsen '15, meets with Sten Arne Rosnes.
Karen Marie Oseland '14, Stavanger, Norway, shakes hands with Loren Anderson after the celebration. Oseland said her self decorated pants are a tradition among young people in Norway for Syttende Mai.
Frem left, Sten Arne Rosnes, Loren Anderson, Claudia Berguson, and Kim Nesselquist after the Syttende Mai celebration.