View Dr. Perry Myers' 2013-2014 edition of the German Brochure featuring our German Native Speaker Teaching Assistant, a new German Film First Year Seminar Course being offered in fall 2014, and student profiles of the 2014 Graduating German language Majors and Minors.
Nick Herrman, ’12, found his rhythm right away at Albion by effectively balancing his time in the classroom, in the lab, and on stage. Now, it’s the molecular focus of his research that is propelling the biology and chemistry major forward.
So far, his research has led him to a summer fellowship with University of Illinois chemistry professor Wilfred van der Donk, a presentation at the American Chemical Society’s meeting in Anaheim, Calif., and an internship at the University of Tübingen in southern Germany over the summer of 2011 as a participant in the Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) program.
RISE is an academic exchange service program sponsored by the German government to fund English-speaking undergraduate students to work as interns for German doctoral degree candidates. He said the project was related to how plants react to a bacterial attack.
Herrman has taken German at Albion for several semesters in a row now. In the spring you will find him in Dr. Perry Myers' class, German 306. German Cultural History: From Germania to the Nation State.
Left to right: Jon Campbell, Abigail Carter and Melissa Tallis
Lest you think that having two people graduating in German is a sign of dwindling German majors, let me remind you that a bumper crop of 10 German students will be participating in off-campus study or internships during the upcoming Summer, Fall and Spring semesters - here are their names and the places where they will be studying:
Jacob Trapp: AJY-Heidelberg Summer Program 2010
Jonathan Campbell: AJY-Heidelberg Fall Semester 2010
Abigail Carter: AJY-Heidelberg Fall Semester 2010
Melissa Tallis: AJY-Heidelberg Fall Semester 2010
Anthony Rohloff: Boston University Dresden Internship Program, Fall 2010
Christine Grahl: Boston University Dresden Internship Program, Fall 2010
Laura Erikson: IES Study Abroad Program in Freiburg, 2010
Nick Long: IES Study Abroad Program in Freiburg, 2010
Taylor Daugherty: EPA Internship Program in Bonn, Fall 2010
Kariee Wallace: Antioch in Germany, Tübingen-- Full Year: Fall & Spring Semesters 2010-2011.
Wir wünschen Alle - Viel Spass in Deutschland!!!
Late Spring 2010
German program update
As of the upcoming Fall semester, Dr. Catherine Grimm will no longer be teaching at the college.
Spring 2010 Spring Contest Award Winner, Teaching Assistants and Faculty
From left to right: Taylor Daugherty, Christine Grahl, Dr. Catherine Grimm & Catherine Ehm, NSTA
On Tuesday, April 27 the Department of Modern Languages held its annual Awards & Recognition luncheon. Here you see the German faculty with the Level 3 recipient of the 2010 Jay Olson Memorial German Essay Contest Awards: Taylor Daugherty, along with Fall 101 Teaching Assistant Christine Grahl, Dr. Catherine Grimm & Native Speaker T.A. Catherine Ehm. The level 1 winner was Nicholas Herrman and Level 2 winner was Hana Sietz.
Wir gratulieren allen Preisträgern sehr herzlich!
A contingent of 102,202 & 302 students as well as Catherine Ehm, the German T.A. for this year, showed up on Friday April,16 to Frau Grimm's second last Sprachtisch (German language lunch table) in Baldwin.
This Spring we welcome Ally Scott and Charlie Wolf back from their action packed fall semesters in Heidelberg, as well as Halene Waytes, who was there for the summer program.
We also said "Auf Wiedersehen" to Dr. Perry Myers who is spending his sabbatical in Berlin, frequenting both libraries and coffee shops we're sure.
This coming year a very large contingent of German students will be studying or interning in five different locations: Heidelberg, Dresden, Freiburg, Tübingen and Bonn!
German Sprachtisch has been moved to 1:00pm on Fridays—anyone interested in informal conversation "auf Deutsch" is welcome to stop by Upper Baldwin on Fridays.
Yet another successful year in German is behind us!
Senior-Abendessen im "Dark Horse" in Marshall, April 24, 2009.
From left to right: Katie Wachter, Sarah Julian, Kim Biache, Benny Grigo (Native Speaker T.A.) Dr. Perry Myers, Margaret Leiby and Kelly Robbins
Senior not in picture: Lauren Cross
Here, once again, a shot of our traditional senior dinner with graduating German majors and minors, plus our trusty T.A. Benjamin Grigo. This year the seniors wanted to have the dinner at the Dark Horse brew pub in Marshall, which was just fine with Marshall resident Dr. Perry Myers, who has been known to stop in at this fine establishment once or twice. Frau Grimm (who took the picture and hence is not in it), was also game and a good time was had by all.
We bid a fond farewell to this group who are moving on to many exciting adventures at home and abroad! Katie Wachter is already back in good ol' Germany awaiting her upcoming nuptial to 100% German (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) Christoph Schinkel. The happy couple will reside in (or near) downtown Rostock, where Christoph will be pursuing his engineering studies and Katie will most probably be teaching English.
Sarah Julian, is exploring teaching English in South Korea, while Kim Biache is contemplating a move out west. Margaret Leiby was awarded a Fulbright Teaching Scholarship and so will also be back in Deutschland before too long and Kelly Robbins, who graduated early is enjoying her new full-time job (yes a real job!!) as an Elementary School teacher of German at probably one of the few schools in Michigan that offers German language instruction to the little ones. We hope to see some of her students at Albion in a *few* years time! :-)
All the best to our seniors as always: Congrats to all of you and best of luck in all your future endeavors!
Herzlichen Glückwunsch und Alles Gute!
To find out what everyone else is doing, please visit the German alumni page!
Summer and Fall Off Campus News
Halene Waytes, who just finished up German 202 will be heading off to Heidelberg shortly for a fun-filled couple of months as part of the Summer AJY study-abroad program.
Wir wünschen viel Spaß Halene! Ally Scott (German & International Studies) and Charlie Wolf (Anthropology major with a German minor) will both be heading over the big pond in August for their action-packed and fun-filled fall semester at Heidelberg University. Wir wünschen ihnen auch: Viel Spaß in Heidelberg!!
From left to right: Gavin Smith, Cathie Grimm, Silke Pinno (Native Speaker T.A.), Grace Keeney, Brandon Girard, Christian Maciulis, Erica Schuster, Erin Macleod and Perry Myers.
Seniors not at the dinner: Candace Bean, Lisa Dorr, Jessica Holden and Jessica Zuiderveen.
Above you see German Profs Cathie Grimm and Perry Myers, with German native speaker T.A. Silke Pinno, enjoying a nice Abendessen at Schuler's restaurant in Marshall, with six of our ten graduating German seniors (8 majors and 2 minors). This year two students (Erin Macleod and Erica Schuster) received Fulbright Teaching awards and so will be headed off to Germany for the upcoming year and one (Grace Keeney) will first be moving London for the rest of the year before then moving on to Brazil to conduct AIDS-related health policy research funded by a Fulbright research scholarship !
To find out what everyone else is doing, please visit the just now updated German alumni page!
Congrats to all of you and best of luck in all your future endeavors!
Herzlichen Glückwunsch und Alles Gute!
Spring 2008 Contest Award Winners
On Tuesday, April 29 the Department of Modern Languages held its annual Awards & Recognition luncheon. Here you see the German faculty with the recipients of the 2008 Jay Olson Memorial German Essay Contest Awards: from left to right: Susanne Myers, Perry Myers, Silke Pinno, Sarah Julian (Level 3 winner), Ben Hardin (Level 1 winner) and Chelsea Grieve and Kristin Butler (Level 2 co-winners).
Wir gratulieren allen Preisträgern sehr herzlich!
Ein frohes neues Jahr - Happy New Year from the German section of the newly named Department of Modern Languages and Cultures! We look forward to an action packed semester, which will include our traditional "dinner for seniors" (note to seniors: think about where you would like to go!!),the Jay Olson German essay competition and a special screening of the Oscar winning "The Lives of Others" (Das Leben der Anderen) in conjunction with German 202.
We say "Auf Wiedersehen" to Margaret Leiby who will be studying at Freiburg with the IES-program this spring, as well as Katie Waechter, who will be continuing her studies in Heidelberg. We also say "Welcome back" to Sarah Julian, who is returning from her semester abroad in Freiburg. We can't wait to hear your stories!!