Kaffeeklatsch with Caroline Frank
February 5, 2014
Caroline Frank, visiting instructor of German at Sewanee presented a Power Point of her home state, das Saarland, to a Kaffeeklatsch in the German House at the Univ. of the South on Sunday,Feb. 2, 2014.
Students gather to discuss Kafka at Stirling’s Coffee Shop
January 27, 2014
German 413, Kafka und seine Zeit, gathers on Tuesdays in Gailor 212 and on Thursdays in Stirling's Coffee House. On Thursday, Jan. 27, Prof. Davidheiser and the 11 students finished discussing Franz Kafka's Der Prozess and posed for a picture.
Dr. Davidheiser President of National German Honor Society
December 4, 2013
At the annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of German, Dr. James C. Davidheiser officially took over the office of President of Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society, a group which includes German departments at hundreds of colleges and universities across the United States. Last year 900 new student members with high grades in German and overall were inducted into the national organization and pledged to persevere in their German studies and support the advancement of students' knowledge of German culture in the USA. Each year Sewanee inducts its own members in April at a festive ceremony in the German House. In this picture Dr. Davidheiser is shown next to the new National Secretary-Treasurer of Delta Phi Alpha, Dr. Michael Shaughnessy.
Dr. Zachau launches new textbook
November 26, 2013
Dr. Reinhard Zachau attended the launching of his newest book Cineplex at the 2013 ACTFL’s exhibitor fair in Orlando, America’s largest convention for foreign language educators. Cineplex is a groundbreaking second-year German textbook with feature-length German films on prominent cultural-historical topics. The event featured the three Cineplex authors Zachau, Jeanne Schueller of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Carrie Collenberg-Gonzalez of Longwood University and their editor Allen Cooper of Focus Publishing. Along with the 440-page student text Cineplex offers a student workbook, a teacher manual and a wealth of Internet-based activities.
Dr. Davidheiser addresses the AEDC Women’s Club
October 7, 2013
Dr. Davidheiser delivered an address entitled "Why are Fairy Tales so Popular Today and Why are They so Scary?" to the Arnold Engineering Development Center Women's Club in Tullahoma on October 1, 2013.
German Drama Class Performs Die Physiker
May 9, 2013
Dr. Reinhard Zachau's German Drama class worked hard to put together a performance of "Die Physiker" by Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Informed by the Second World War and the many recent advances in science and nuclear technology. The play deals with questions of scientific ethics and mankind's ability to handle its intellectual responsibilities. The play was first performed in Zürich in 1962 and has remained popular in the decades since. The class memorized their lines and put on a great performance, and Kathe Richter filmed and edited it.