German News 1/15/13

Dear friends of ECU’s program in German,

aller Anfang ist schwer — so goes the saying auf Deutsch, but here’s hoping the start of this new semester is an exception! Classes are now underway, so I wanted to take this opportunity to draw your attention to a few headline events we have planned this semester. More film screenings and German Club events are being planned as I write; I’ll pass those details on as soon as I have them and as the events near. As with last semester, I will send just one email every Sunday highlighting upcoming events; we won’t clog your email, but we do want to keep you in the loop as to our offerings on and around campus. On behalf of my colleagues, I wish you “Alles Gute!” for 2013. — Prof. David Smith ( / voice: 252.328.5524)

Wednesday, 30 January, 3:30-4:15 p.m., Bate 1028
–GUEST LECTURE AND DISCUSSION: Mr. Klaus Becker, President and CEO of NIROSTEEL LLC, will deliver a talk drawing on his experiences in international business, titled
*”The Competitive Edge: Studying Language for a Career in Global Business.”*
Mr. Becker, who was educated in Germany but now resides in Charlotte, has worked in Italy, Germany, Brazil and the U. S. His talk is being co-sponsored by ECU’s College of Business. For more information, please contact Prof. Jones at

Monday, 11 February, 6-8 p.m., Bate 3008
–FILM: “Das Wunder von Bern”

Monday, 4 March, 6-8 p.m., Bate 3008
–FILM: “Barbara”

Monday, 25 March, 6-8 p.m., Bate 3008
–FILM: likely “Auf der anderen Seite” (TBA)

Sunday, 7 April, 4 p.m., Kiwanis Shelter (behind Elm St Gym)

Any student interested in studying in a German-language country for the academic year 2013-2014 should review the summary of opportunities and deadlines on the German website. The on-campus deadline for UNCEP is, for example, February 1. Contact information for Prof. Twark, our study abroad advisor, can be found there also.

The East Carolina Alumni Association is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2013-14 academic year. Scholarships of $1,000 and $2,500 are available to qualifying full-time undergraduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. To apply for the scholarship before the January 31 deadline, students should visit

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