News

Weinachtsfest a Success!

December 17, 2014

On December 10th, the German Department, students and community members gathered at St. Augustine's Chapel for a traditional Christmas Service delivered in German. Celebrants then gathered art the German House for a party.

Enrollment Opens for Sommer in Sewanee 2015

December 4, 2014

The 2015 Sommer in Sewanee program is accepting applications for this summer, June 1-June 12. This is an excellent opportunity for teachers and students of German to experience language and cultural immersion on the beautiful Sewanee campus.

Deadline to sign up for Summer in Berlin is February 1st

November 18, 2014

The “Summer in Berlin” program consist of a three-week language course at the DiD German language institute in Berlin where students take language classes along with other international students. The program this year will run from June 15-July 4, 2015. Make sure to get your application turned in by February 1, 2015.

German Table
Double your chance to speak German!

October 20, 2014

To accommodate everyone's schedules, the German Table will now be held twice a week: every Monday and Tuesday at noon on the balcony of McClurg. You do not need to be fluent in German to attend. It is a great time to just listen and see how many words you do catch or whether or not you can get the gist of the conversation. Students, faculty, staff, and community members who share a love of German Culture and the German language are encouraged to attend.

Dr. Apgar presents at the German Studies Association Conference

October 17, 2014

Dr. Apgar presented a paper in September at the German Studies Association conference in Kansas City. His paper, entitled "Forest on a Shelf: Authenticity and Schildbach's Holzbibliothek," investigated the connection between society and the forest at the end of the 18th century.

Dr. Apgar Joins the German Department

October 17, 2014

The German Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Richard Apgar to Sewanee. Dr. Apgar holds a Ph.D. in German Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously, he taught for several years at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.

Apply for Summer in Berlin 2015

October 13, 2014

The German Department will offer its three-week summer program in Berlin in the summer of 2015. The course consists of daily coursework in the morning at the Deutsch in Deutschland language Institute. A culture program is offered to Sewanee students in the afternoon where they explore Berlin’s rich cultural heritage and museums along with some of its surrounding cities, such as Potsdam, Leipzig, Dresden, Wittenberg or Stettin/Szczecin in Poland.

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.

Kafka Discussion at Stirling's

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.

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