German Students Tour Chattanooga Volkswagen Plant
February 11, 2013
Students of German and Business toured the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant on February 8. They met with Emily Noggle, an alum, to find out about internship opportunities. The tour was arranged by the Babson Center for Global Commerce.
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.
Sewanee Students Inducted into German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha
April 25, 2013
On April 21, 2013 Dr. James C. Davidheiser, National President-Elect of Delta Phi Alpha and Chapter Advisor at Sewanee, and together with Dr. Reinhard Zachau, initiated 10 new student members into Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society: Lewis Affronti, Seth Austin, Arianna Burkhardt, Julia Galliher, Amanda Lopez, Rebecca Manseau, Richard Percy, David Prichard, Kathleen Richter and Jacob Walker. Students with high grades in German, a high GPA and an abiding interest in the study of the German language and culture are eligible to join as of their fourth semester of university study and their presence in an advanced German course. The members received a certificate of membership, a booklet on the Society and an honor cord in black, red and gold, the colors of the German flag. The formal ceremony finished with refreshments in the dining room of the German House on University Avenue.
Dr. Davidheiser new president of Delta Phi Alpha
February 21, 2013
At its most recent meeting the German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha, elected Dr. Davidheiser to be their new president. He formerly held the post of vice president. The group met at the annual conference of ACTFL (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages), which was held in Philadelphia, PA in November of 2012.
February 20, 2013
A traditional German Christmas service was held in St. Augustine's chapel to celebrate the Weihnachten season in December of 2012.
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