Liebe DeutschsprachlerInnen,
Wir würden uns sehr freuen, wenn ihr am Mittwoch, 13. Nov., zu unserem Laternenlaufen kommen könntet. Ich werde versuchen, campus parking permits zu besorgen. Könnt ihr mir bitte schreiben, falls ihr kommen wollt?

Dear ECU German students,
You’re hereby cordially invited to become members of the ECU German Cultural Outreach Committee. Each semester we plan a couple of special events.

This week we are celebrating St. Martin’s Day, which is observed in many European countries. Read more about St. Martin of Tours »»

Join us this coming Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 3-6 pm. We will meet in the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center (located in the Bloxton House, which is sandwiched between the Erwin Building and Greene Residence Hall) to craft our own paper lanterns. You can join us at any time up until 5:30 when we will walk with our lit lanterns across campus. Here is a very brief family video shot in Germany, to show a bit of authentic Laternenlaufen.

To ECU students of German: ONE CULTURE POINT FOR ATTENDING. We will have a variety of items available to make a lantern.
TWO CULTURE POINTS FOR BRINGING IN MATERIALS FOR A LANTERN (vellum, wax or tissue paper, cardboard, decorations, a stick for the handle. See the attached pdf for some ideas on how the lanterns are crafted) or FOR VOLUNTEERING TO BE A HELPER.

Be sure to update your resumé with this activity: Member, ECU German Program Cultural Outreach Committee, 2013-2014.


The second event is our St. Nikolaus outreach to Pitt County Schools. In Germany, St. Nikolaus comes on Dec 5, filling children’s boots with candy to be found the following morning. Due to our semester ending before that date, St Nikolaus will come to Greenville on Thursday, Nov. 21. We will show a PowerPoint presentation about diverse winter holidays in Germany to Greenville schoolchildren. While they watch, der Nikolaus fills their shoes in the hallway! If time permits, we teach the children to say “Fröhliche Weihnachten” and make snowflakes. Each classroom needs two student presenters, so the more students volunteer, the more children will smile.

ONE CULTURE POINT FOR STUFFING GIFT BAGGIES ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20, from 3-5 pm in the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center..
ONE CULTURE POINT FOR PARTICIPATING IN OUR SCHOOL VISIT ON THURSDAY, NOV. 21 (unfortunately, we’re not sure about the time yet).
You don’t have to participate on both days.

Be sure to update your resumé with this activity: Member, ECU German in Motion Committee, 2013-2014.

Please email me (jensenb@ecu.edu) by the end of this coming weekend to register for the school visit. I need to know how many classrooms we can visit. We may be able to do one morning and one afternoon trip.


Thank you and hope to see you soon,
Dr Jensen