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.
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 (email@example.com) 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,
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Wed Nov 6. 4pm Bate 3007. Guest speaker Diane B. Dean president and CEO of the Dean Agency International LTD which matches foreign firms to US clients. 4PM. Bate 3007. “The Languages of Business”. Diana Dean graduated in French from ECU, and has also worked as a liaison between the Mexican Consul in Charlotte and the Mexican Consulate in Washington DC. Among other recognitions she was selected as nominee for 1st annual award from the Charlotte Observer for Business Woman of the Year.
Wed Nov 6. 6pm. DÎNER FRANÇAIS: Dinner and Study Abroad Presentations, The Scullery, Uptown Greenville. Reservations required by Friday, Nov. 1. PHOTOS.
Thu Nov 7. 3:30-5:30 Bate 1028. French Film: La Haine, by Matthieu Kassovitz
Mon Nov 11. 5:30pm Brewster B102. French Film: Les Intouchables, by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano,
PLEASE SIGN UP WITH PROF. SMITH FOR THIS TRIP as soon as possible so he can get an accurate count of who is going. Email him or call 328-5524.
We’ll meet at ECU at 12:15 p.m. (exact location forthcoming) and travel by ECU bus to Raleigh Little Theatre.
We’ll be back at ECU by 9 p.m. at latest.
What you’ll need: just $5 per ticket (a savings of $22/ticket) and some money for dinner.*
*Students with financial need should talk to Prof. Smith because there is funding to pay for your ticket.
Why should you attend? Besides earning cultural outreach credit for your German class, you’ll get to see the rock musical version of Frank Wedekind’s “Frühlings Erwachen”, a play focusing on the lives of several teenagers that continues to challenge social mores some 100 years after it was first performed (and censored or banned!). The Broadway musical won 11 Tony awards in 2007. You won’t want to miss this opportunity. Contact Prof. Smith today to sign up for the trip. All students are welcome, so don’t forget to get your roommates and friends interested as well.
ECU faculty and staff may also ride on the bus with us, space permitting, but they will need to purchase their tickets directly from Raleigh Little Theatre as the subventions apply only to students. Please contact Prof. David Smith if you are interested in riding with us. Unfortunately, people not employed by ECU are not allowed to ride the bus because of insurance coverage reasons.
This trip is being sponsored by
ECU’s Department of Student Involvement and Leadership Co-Curricular Collaborations,
ECU’s Ledonia Wright Cultural Center,
The Raleigh Little Theatre.