Category Archives: German News

11/17/2013 News: Visiting Wintergreen School, Summer in Netherlands, Internship

–GERMAN IN MOTION: Visit to Wintergreen Intermediate School to introduce 4th graders to the German tradition of St. Nikolaus. In English
Thursday, 21 November
From Prof. Jensen: 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.

Please email Birgit Jensen by the end of this coming weekend to register for the school visit. We need to know how many classrooms we can visit. We may be able to do one morning and one afternoon trip.

2014SummerStudyNetherlands***STUDY ABROAD (NETHERLANDS)
ECU is offering a two-week summer program in the Netherlands on alternative energy and sustainability. It would be very easy to combine with a summer study abroad German language program, because of the geographical proximity of the two countries. Students could really benefit from the synergy of the two programs together. Apply through the International House and write a short, 3/4 page essay explaining how it would benefit your future career. See the attached flyer and contact Prof. Twark for more information about how to combine it with study in Germany.

*** INTERNSHIP
Attention rising juniors, seniors, and graduating seniors in business and/or engineering: The Halle Foundation Internship Program, sponsored by the German American Chamber of Commerce for the Southern U. S., has 15 internships this coming summer for students in Georgia and the Carolinas (See flyer for more info, and contact Prof. Smith if you are planning to apply.)

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

October 27, 2013. Spring Awakening. Raleigh Little Theatre. 3pm.


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.

Details:
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,
and
The Raleigh Little Theatre.

October 22, 2013. Jill Twark lecture on “German Rock Goes Global for Social Justice.” 4:30. Bate 1032.

Dr. Jill Twark will present her most recent research on two popular German rock groups, entitled “Die Toten Hosen and Rammstein: German Rock Goes Global for Social Justice” This research was conducted as part of a co-authored chapter for a book project she is co-editing with Axel Hildebrandt entitled “Social Justice in Contemporary German Culture.”
Date: Tuesday, October 22nd
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Place: 1032 Bate

Morris Glass, Holocaust Survivor. Tues. 4/16. 4pm Hendrix

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ECU’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the Department of History, and the Honors College invite You to a Free Talk by

MR. MORRIS GLASS
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR

4 p.m. TUESDAY, APRIL 16
HENDRIX THEATER
(Mendenhall Student Center, ECU Campus)

Mr. Glass was just 11 when the Nazis invaded his native Poland on 1 September 1939.
Forty-two members of his family were murdered during the Holocaust and he was imprisoned in six death camps, including Auschwitz. Mr. Glass speaks on behalf of the millions who perished during the Nazis’ reign of terror.

This event is free and open to the public. *Given the graphic subject matter, parents interested in bringing children to this event are asked to use their best judgment.* For more information, contact Prof. David Smith or phone 252.328.5524.

Mr. Glass’s talk is made possible by the N. C. Council on the Holocaust.