Denham and McCulloh co-edit new book on Sebald
Amanda Kuker '08 to intern in Italy
Cornelia Jeske receives prestigious DFG fellowship
Greta Stults to intern at the Holocaust Memorial Museum
Jessica Brown '01 earns M.A. in German
2006 German Open House
Great news from the DAAD! Franz Pastorius ‘06 has been awarded a DAAD Study Scholarship to support a year of study and research at a German university. He will be studying migration and labor policy at the University of Osnabrück, home to the Institute of Migration Research and Intercultural Studies under the direction of Professor Klaus Bade.
Rachel Heidmann '08 has been awarded a DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship to support her year of study on Davidson’s JYA program in Würzburg 06-07. Rachel is Davidson's third recipient of the award in as many years. Congratulations to both!
Thanks to Charles Horwitz '08 and his outstanding organizational talents, German students once again celebrated the end of the semester at the Waldhorn Restaurant in Pineville, NC. A good time was had by all.
Under the auspices of faculty advisor Mark McCulloh and in the presence of several other faculty members, the following students of the class of 2006 were initiated into Delta Phi Alpha, a nationally organized honor society that recognizes achievement in German.
Congratulations to all! Delta Phi Alpha seeks to promote greater understanding of German life, culture, and language. Awarded a charter in 1930, Davidson College is the fifth oldest chapter in the country.
Congratulations to this year's Bremer Award winner, Ted Dawson '06, whose thesis entitled, Was ist Deutsch, was ist fremd? Zur Geschichte des Fremdwörterbuchs im Deutschen, has earned him Honors in German.
Kudos to Heather Carmody '06 and Ted Dawson '06 for winning Fulbright Teaching Assistantship Awards. Heather will be teaching in Germany in 2006-07 (see Fulbright information here), Ted in Austria (Fulbright here).
David Andersen '06 has accepted an offer from UNC Chapel Hill and will enter the Ph.D. program in German this fall. Dave was awarded a Kent James Brown Teaching Assistantship which will enable him to focus on his seminars during the first year before starting to teach in his second. Congratulations!
Well done! Four of the sixty students who were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa are 2004-05 JYA Würzburg students: Amanda Eppolito, Eric LaForest, Kate Turner, and Patrick Walsh, all class of '06. Induction into the honors society is the highest recognition of excellence in scholarship that an undergraduate can achieve in the United States. Seniors who maintain an average of 3.6 or above, and meet the qualifications of "liberal culture and good character," are considered annually for election, which is conducted by the 70 Davidson faculty who hold membership in Phi Beta Kappa. Not more than 12-1/2 percent of the senior class may be elected.
German Day 2006 was held on campus March 1. Some 500 middle and high school students came from all over the state to participate in a wide range of fun activities, incl. verb and spelling bee, skits, song and art contests, the Kulturpokal competition, and a Gummibärchen guessing game. It was a resounding success. See the winners here.
Good news to pass along regarding former German majors and JYA students who stayed in the profession.
Congratulations to our colleague and current resident director in Germany, Chad Wellmon '99, who will start as an Assistant Professor of German at Georgetown University. Chad is currently completing his dissertation at UC Berkeley.
In Würzburg he will be succeeded by former German major and Rhodes Scholar Christian Hunt '00 who will leave his position at the University of Bonn to direct the JYA program in 2006-07.
Derrick Miller '98 will continue to teach in the German Department at Grinnell College. Derrick, who went JYA to Würzburg 96-97, is finishing his Ph.D. in German Studies at UNC Chapel Hill.
Last but not least, kudos also to Derrick's classmate Jennifer Miller '98 who has been awarded a dissertation fellowship to carry out her research project: "Gendered Border Crossings: The first Generation of Turkish Guest Workers in Germany, 1961- 1973" in Berlin. Jennifer expects to complete her dissertation in History at Rutgers University by the end of next year.
Warmest congratulations to all!
Congratulations to Burkhard Henke on his promotion to the rank of Full Professor!