Matthias Vogel, a senior German instructor and Faculty in Residence at Global Scholars Hall, was a recipient of the Tykeson Teaching Award this year. He currently teaches Holocaust narratives in German Literature and Film, and was recognized for his engaging lectures. See full article in the Daily Emerald.
Read more about Senior Instructor Vogel on his Faculty Profile.
See more about his courses, as well as our other current course offerings in German & Scandinavian, on our Courses Page.
On November 9th, 2019 the world will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and all eyes will fall again on the German capital. On this historical event the Inter Parliamentary Alliance for Human Rights and Global Peace (IPAHP), the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy and other leading institutions will organize a major international summit that will take place from November 6th-10th, 2019. For more information, see their website: http://www.berlinwall30.de/index.php?en_home
The soft skills valued by employers are byproducts of foreign language acquisition.
In the last decade, American education has been increasingly concerned with promoting STEM subjects. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of students enrolled in STEM degree programs increased 36%. Then-President Obama asked Congress for a $4 billion investment in computer science in K-12 schools. States like Michigan now allow high school students to fulfill foreign language credit requirements by learning to code. Government officials in North Carolina and Kentucky have proposed defunding non-technical majors in state universities, on the basis that they “don’t get someone a job”.
2018 Undergraduate Awards
Congratulations to the 2018 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients
The Anderson Scandinavian Studies Award – Jessica Carlisle
The Anderson Scandinavian Studies Award – Thomas Gariepy
The Anderson Scandinavian Studies Award – Everett Christensen
The Anderson Scandinavian Studies Award – Jeremiah Young
The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Lila Walsh
The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Madolyn Miller
The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Amber Wroten
The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Wyatt Gregory
The Beth Maveety Study Abroad Scholarship – Chris Kircher
The Beth Maveety Study Abroad Scholarship – Jeremiah Young
The Herbert Merker Undergraduate Scholarship – Lily Gordon
The Herbert Merker Undergraduate Scholarship – Paula LaMagna
The Herbert Merker Undergraduate Scholarship – Tabitha Costigan
The Helmut Plant German Scholarship – Samantha Lazarescu
The Helmut Plant German Scholarship – Brielle Waff
2018 Graduate Awards
Congratulations to the 2018 Graduate Scholarship Recipients:
Philip Hansen Graduate Fellowship – Lisa Höller
Emeritus Professor Roger Nicholls Memorial Fellowship – Joscha Klüppel
F.G.G. Schmidt Fellowship – Verena Zabel
Astrid Williams Memorial Fellowship – Prisilla Sanchez
A very special thank you to our generous donors for these scholarships, and for all you do for our programs!