Bruce R. Berglund

Primary office:


Bruce Berglund at Hradčany, Prague, leading a school group.

Bruce and his lovely wife, Meghan, at Lake Bohinj, Slovenia.


Bruce with friends at Gostilna Ravbar, Rodica, Slovenia (and Ravbar beer from a Czech recipe)

Associate Professor of History at Calvin College
I can lead a normal life in Czech, conduct research in Slovene, read billboards in Croatian, and count to three in Hungarian.
Countries lived in:
Czech Republic (summer 1995, 1997-98, and 2005-06), and Hungary (fall 2009)
Favorite place:
Lake Bohinj in Slovenia
Coaching Little League baseball, building sandcastles on the Lake Michigan shore Favorite food: My wife's pumpkin bars with cream-cheese icing. When in Europe, I crave deep-fried potato pancakes (bramboráky), bread dumplings and goulash, and honey cake (medovník)
Favorite drink:
One of the famous Czech brews (Budvar, Radegast, or Krušovice), you might guess. But, in truth, I prefer the bite of a good IPA.
Favorite book:
Lolita (with a nod of appreciation to Professor Parker and his Nabokov course)
What's on your iPod?:
Čechomor, Fanfare Ciocârlia, Goran Bregović, Budapest Bár, and

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