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Collaborative Language Trivia: Spanish, French, German, Japanese

April 26, 2016

On April 21, teaching assistants from Argentina, France, Germany and Japan hosted a special trivia event in Marletto’s for around 20 students who had regularly attended their weekly individual language tables (Spanish, French, German, and Japanese) throughout the academic year, opportunities to practice speaking the language they are studying.

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Students collaborated to create subtitles for the 1952 Austrian film, 'April 1st 2000.'

Cinema Meets Language Study in Vienna, St. Louis Interdisciplinary Collaboration

April 18, 2016

Students studying Austrian cinema through Webster Vienna had a challenge. Their peers in German language class in St. Louis had a solution. Faculty members Holger Lang and Paula Hanssen conceived two courses that allowed students to enroll at their local campus while working in close collaboration to achieve a shared interdisciplinary goal. Their work creating subtitles for the Austrian film “April 1st 2000” taught them about language, cultural identity and perceptions of historical events.

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Ervin (center, in green) was one of 16 graduates from a range of fields at the National Security Roundtable.

Ervin on Security Roundtable, Reed Accepts Patriot Award, Hanssen Honored by German Society

March 30, 2016

Colorado Springs' Margaret Reed accepted the Patriot Award for support of Guard and Reserve members, professor of German Paula Hanssen received the Friedrich Hecker Freedom Award from the German American Heritage Society of Saint Louis, and Fort Leavenworth's Katie Ervin was one of 16 participants in the National Security Roundtable program co-hosted by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College’s School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) and the CGSC Foundation.

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Risker and Hanssen

Vienna-Bound Student Awarded German Heritage Scholarship

March 17, 2016

Webster University German major Sara Risker has won the $2,500 German American Heritage Society scholarship. She will study at Webster's Vienna campus in Spring II. Webster students who major or minor in German and will study abroad at the Vienna campus or Webster's partner in Trier, Germany, are encouraged to apply for next year.

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German Language Faculty, Students in Immersion Weekend

November 18, 2015

On the 25th anniversary of German re-unification, German language faculty and students at Webster University and at Saint Louis University met for an immersion experience, cooking authentic German meals together, watching a German film, and participating in a variety of activities that engaged students in cultural learning and exploration.

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