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Meet Anna Kaussen!

WP 20150903 018 Hello! My name is Anna Kaussen, and I’m this year’s Native Speaker Teaching Assistant for German at Albion College. I’m from Aachen, a lovely city in the very west of Germany. I studied German and English literature and linguistics at RWTH Aachen University for three years and finished my studies this summer before coming to the States. Last year, I spent two months working as an Au Pair in Stirling, a beautiful city in Scotland. I absolutely love traveling, meeting new people, and getting in touch with foreign cultures, therefore, I’m looking forward to my time at Albion College and meeting you all!

Meet and joing Anna at the German weekly Cultural Activities and Language Tables at Fiske (I-Space) House. To learn more about Anna and/or the Native Speaker Teaching Assitant Program, click here.

 

2015-2016 Cultural Activities and Language Tables

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German students make German potato salade called Kartoffelsalat during the German cultural activity.

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IMG-20150831-WA0013German students make Schultüten for their first cultural activity. A Schultüte is a back-to-school cone that parents give to their children on the first day of school. A Schultüte can be filled with treats and fun school supplies that children will enjoy and it's a great way to start the school year. 

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First-Year Experience with German

All entering students enroll in a First-Year Seminar as part of the College's core requirement for graduation. Small classes like these—with an emphasis on discussion, an opportunity for individualized student research projects, and the development of strong communication skills—serve as the foundation for your undergraduate experience.

Frankfurt is an important German and international city historically, cultuaraly and economically. We visited the Geothe Museum as well as several other world-renowed museums. We also spent a day shopping and took a day-trip to Heidelberg, one of Germany's most popular tourist and study abroad destination. For more information on First-Year Experiences click here

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pdfVarious Places, Various Poetries: The Lyric in Transnational Perspective

A Public Lecture by guest speaker, Dr. Ludwig Deringer
Wednesday, Sept 9, 2015 at 4:30 P.M.
The President’s HouseNick Herrman, '12Light refreshments will be served.

Student Spotlight

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.

Albion College German students Jon Campbell, Abigail Carter and Melissa TallisHappy Heidelbergers

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!!!