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Kauffman photoEzra Kauffman ’17. Ezra is working for JetBlue Airways in New York this summer and will be departing for Berlin in August. To prepare for his semester there, he is taking German lessons once a week during the summer:)

ToysSuchakrey Koomplee ’17. Toys received the German Prentice Prize for for his excellent work as German House manager and his studies in German.

In June he will be working as a mentor in a summer camp at Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, NH. This is a camp for the Thai high school students who received full scholarships from the Royal Thai Government to study in the US. In July, Toys will go back home to Thailand, where he has not been for two years! He will intern with the Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection in Bangkok.

In August, he will move to Trat, his hometown, to spend time with his family. He will be practicing his German a lot during this time to prepare for his study abroad year in Hamburg, Germany.

Miranda

 

Mirands Haymon ’16. Miranda will spend this summer participating in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship’s 6-week summer session on campus and conducting research on campus for her thesis. Herthesis will include both a performance and an essay investigating the effects of war on the art produced by a generation. For the written component, she seeks to answer the question: “How do theater artists working in post WWII Germany interpret the political issues of the time and represent them in their practices?”

hennyHein Jeong ’16. Henny is spending part of her summer in Boulder, CO, doing an internship with a small publishing firm. Afterwards, she will be travelling to Berlin to meet some old friends, practice her German, and explore more of the city where she studied with the Duke in Berlin program in spring 2014. She might connect with Prof. Plass in Berlin to discuss her thesis.

Wy ming linWy Ming Lin ’16. Wy Ming will be doing research on campus as a Quantitative Analysis Center pprentice; he will learn to use statistical programming for his research with Professor Psyche Loui in the Mind, Imaging, and Neural Dynamics (MIND) Lab. Having studied in Berlin in the spring of 2014, Wy Ming encourages any students interested in studying in Germany to contact him.

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Arya im Bücke Museum in Berlin

Arya Mistry ’16. Arya is studying in Berlin. She and Ethan Yaro attended Professor Bork’s film event at the Nikolaiplatz in Berlin on June 23. When asked about her summer plans, Arya wrote in German: “Ich bin nicht ganz sicher, was ich sagen soll aber ich werde versuchen ein bisschen über meine Zeit in Berlin zu erzählen.

“Ich finde, dass Berlin eine unglaubliche Stadt ist. Es gibt so viel zu tun und viele interessante Leute. Am besten gefallen mir die Kultur und die Kunstmuseen. Ich habe neulich alle Museen auf der Museumsinsel besucht aber das Alte National- Museum und der Hamburger Bahnhof sind meine Lieblingsmuseen. Außerdem finde ich es ganz schön, durch die Stadt zu laufen und neue Stadtteile zu entdecken.

Ich werde in Berlin bis Anfang August bleiben und dann werde ich nach
Hause gehen, bevor ich zurück nach Wesleyan komme.” [Sie ist in Mumbai, Indien zu Hause.]

 

NickNick Selden ’16. This summer Nick will be working for a classical music festival in Saarbrücken called theMusikfestspiele Saar. He will also be conducting thesis research on the German Expressionist painter Emil Nolde. He is very excited to return to Germany and explore new places and new ideas.

 

ColinColin O’Connor ’15. Colin received the German Studies Department’s Blankennagel Prize which he shared with Daniel Hurlbert. When asked what his plans for the summer were, he wrote: “Hinsichtlich dieses Sommers und der weiteren Zukunft habe ich ehrlich keine Ahnung, was ich mache. Meine Pläne wechseln mindestens jede Woche und oft jeden zweiten Tag. Vielleicht ziehe ich im Herbst nach Berlin, aber das ist nur einer von mehreren Gedanken.”

danDaniel Hurlbert ’15. Daniel received the Department’s Blankennagel Prize which he shared with Colin O’Connor. This summer he will be working at a summer camp in Vermont. Starting this fall he will be teaching English in Austria as part of the Austrian US Teaching Assistantship Program. He will be living in Bludenz, a small town in Vorarlberg, a region of Austria right in the Alps, near Switzerland and Italy. Being an enthusiastic outdoor person, he is looking forward to skiing, hiking, and climbing! After a year as an ESL teacher, he is hoping to continue his studies abroad in either Germany or Austria before eventually moving back to the states.

 

Dan Kenney

 

Daniel Kennedy ’15. Daniel received the Scott Prize for his studies in German. Starting this fall, he will be studying data analytics at Heidelberg University for the 2015-2016 academic year, under the auspices of the Connecticut – Baden-Württemberg Exchange Program. After that, he will probably come back to the United States and seek employment, but he is also open to the possibility of spending more time in German.

 

Last but not least, a note from our alumna Heather Stanton ’10. Originally from Mesa, Arizona, she completedHeather a year of post-graduation research in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, before returning to Arizona. She worked as an insurance agent at Allstate Insurance for two years before beginning law school at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

While at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. While there she externed at the Arizona Court of Appeals with Judge Kessler, and clerked at the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona with Judge Teilborg, and at the U.S. Attorney’s Office with the Criminal Division. She also served as a teaching assistant for Judge Silver’s Constitutional Law course, Professor Menkhus’s Business Organizations course, Professor Schufeldt’s Alternative Dispute Resolution course, as well as for Professor Tofte’s Legal Method and Writing course. Heather has been the 2015-2016 executive managing editor for the Arizona State Law Journal. She spent this summer at the Phoenix law office of Lewis Roca Rothgerber and hopes to return there upon completion of her studies.

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Mi 17.06.2015 | 19:30 | Brandenburg aktuell

Antistalinistischer Widerstand in Werder

1950 gründeten in WerRBBder Lehrlinge, Schüler und Studenten eine antistalinistische Widerstandgruppe. Sie verteilten Zettel gegen die ersten Wahlen zur Volkskammer. Sieben von ihnen wurden verhaftet und zum Tode verurteilt. Werner Bork floh in den Westen. Nun stellt er sein Buch über den Widerstand vor.

Brandenburg aktuell hat ihn bei einem Besuch in Werder getroffen.

Beitrag von Christoph Hölscher

In den POTSDAMER NACHRICHTEN heißt es, Werner Bork sei “ein ernstzunehmender Gegner”.

Mittagstisch

The German House is hosting its last  German Lunch Table for this semester. Come and join the host Wy Ming on Tuesday, April 28, in Usdan between 12-1 p.m.  Just walk up the stairs and turn right and go to the QUIET SIDE.

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Mittagstisch

The German House is hosting a German Lunch Table on Tuesday, April 14, in Usdan between 12-1 p.m.  Just walk up the stairs and turn right and go to the QUIET SIDE. Your host this Thursday will be Colin.

The next “Mittagstisch” will be on April 21, and will be hosted by Victor. The last Mittagstisch will be on April 28, hosted by Wy Ming.

Kaffee und Kuchen

Converse in German as good as you can :), eat cake, and enjoy a cup of coffee!

65 Lawn Ave

Friday, April 10th, from 4-5PM

For more information, please contact Toys

Scholle

The German House is hosting a German Lunch Table on Tuesday, April 7, in Usdan between 12-1 p.m.  Just walk up the stairs and turn right and go to the QUIET SIDE. Your host this Thursday will be Miranda.

Die Desserts 3

schnitzelThe German House is hosting a German Lunch Table on Tuesday, March 31, in USDAN between 12-1 p.m.  Just walk up the stairs and turn right and go to the QUIET SIDE. Your host this Tuesday will be Wy Ming.

Mittagessen

…..

Eat and speak German

Faculty Dining Room
USDAN im dritten Stock
Mittwoch, den 25. September
12.00 – 13.00 Uhr

 

Adam

Adam Rashkoff  ’13, a double major in German Studies and the College of Letters, spent 2013/14 teaching English at two secondary schools in Vorarlberg, Austria, under the auspices of USTA-Austria, a program administered by the Fulbright Commission and funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture. He is currently enrolled in two MA programs at Vienna University: Deutsche Philologie (German Studies) and Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft (Comparative Literature). Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft at the University of Vienna is a literary studies degree that emphasizes working with texts from the perspective of multiple languages, nationalities, cultures, and artistic traditions. Deutsche Philologie is, to quote Adam, “similar to German Studies at Wesleyan, but the program does incorporate some study of German linguistics and language history. For example, in the coming semester I’ll be taking courses in Middle High German and in contemporary grammar. These will help me to fulfill the MA’s first stage, which consists of a mandatory quota of courses in ‘Linguistics’ along with quotas in ‘Older German Literature’ and ‘Newer German Literature.’ In subsequent stages of the MA, (…) I’ll have the opportunity to focus on one of these three ‘fields’ and to develop a degree of scholarly competence in it with the ultimate goal of gaining enough context to write a masters thesis. While I don’t yet have a thesis topic, I am broadly interested in literary modernism, critical theory, and in writers who engage in social critique through innovative aesthetics, interests that I developed as a Wesleyan German Studies major.”

Look for this hot-air balloon by the German Lunch Table

Look for this hot-air balloon by the German Lunch Table

The German House is hosting a German Lunch Table on Thursday, March 5, in Usdan between 12-1 p.m.  Just walk up the stairs and turn right and go to the QUIET SIDE. Your host this Thursday will be Rachel.

Lunch table schedule2015

“Kaffee und Kuchen” at the German House

Converse in German as good as you can :), eat cake, and enjoy a cup of coffee!

65 Lawn Ave

Friday, February 13th, from 4-5PM

For more information, please contact Toys

Kaffeeklatsch

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