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received the This Kansas Life award for her work on a special projects reporting team examining issues that affect all Kansans. Hannah will also serve as the graduation banner carrier for the School of Journalism. Right after graduation she heads to New York City, where she will be a digital intern at The New York Times. •

Keyu Wu will graduate in August with a German Studies minor and a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He currently receives a KU Institute of International Education Full Tuition Scholarship. He studied in Regensburg, Germany during the 2012-13 academic year, supported by a School of Engineering Study Abroad Scholarship.

complishments on our Facebook page, and we want to feature you in our departmental newsletter, the KUrier, and on our Web site. We will miss seeing you in the lovely halls of Wescoe, but we know you are moving on to the next important phase of your life. Please let us know if, down the road, the German department can be of any assistance. Best wishes for the end of the semester, Professor Lorie A. Vanchena Director of Undergraduate Studies

We congratulate all of our German Studies graduates! Zachary Hader returned to the lectern to accept the first Award for Outstanding Service to the Department. Zachary served as the undergraduate representative to Germanic Languages & Literatures during academic year 2012-13. He took his responsibilities seriously, regularly attending and participating in meetings. Indeed, despite the 8 a.m. meeting time that year, Zachary was usually the first person to show up! He did a very good job of keeping his fellow undergraduates informed of relevant departmental activities and decisions, and we appreciated his participation in co-curricular activities, such as our first pizza party. Thank you, Zachary, for your outstanding service! Morgan Kilgore, Laura Bondank, Zachary Hader, Keyu Wu, Joshua Joyce Bohling was selected as the recipient of the departMcMullen, Laura's friend Aubrey Hood, a Journalism major, and Scott ment’s first undergraduate Award for Outstanding Academic Friesen enjoy the Awards Ceremony and Reception for graduating German Studies majors and minors, May 1, 2014. Achievement. Faculty in the department noted Joyce’s “truly outstanding” and “stellar” performance in class, her “exemplary work” that “exceeded expectations,” her “thoughtful and creative” compositions, and her “valuable contributions” to class discusSigrid Nieberle Publishes sions. Joyce, who “has never skipped a class or an assignment,” is highly regarded by her peers Introduction to Gender and her instructors. Congratulations, Joyce, Studies and Literature........6 Laurence and Eutin on your Outstanding Academic Achievement! Celebrate 25 Years as Sister This award and Zachary’s are accompanied by Graduate Student News......6 Cities.....................................1 a check for $100. As Director of Undergraduate Studies and The Elephant in the Undergraduate Advisor, it has been a great privFor Our German Studies ilege and a lot of fun to serve as your advisor and Room....................................7 Graduates: Undergraduate to have many of you in my classes. The departAchievement........................1 ment is proud of your many achievements at the Germanic Languages & University of Kansas and we appreciate your inLiteratures: Events Chair’s Corner....................4 terest and participation in our program. I hope Sponsored 2013-2014..........8 that German Studies has helped prepare you for life-long learning, not just about the language Faculty News........................4 and culture of German-speaking countries, but In Memoriam: about all cultures, including your own. Ernset S. Dick....................10 New Faculty.........................5 Please stay in touch! I’ll be happy to post news and photos of your experiences and ac-

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Kurier 2 2 s2014  

Newsletter of the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, University of Kansas, Spring 2014 (ed. by Prof. William Keel)

Kurier 2 2 s2014  

Newsletter of the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, University of Kansas, Spring 2014 (ed. by Prof. William Keel)

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