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January 24, 2020 - January 25, 2020
Ohio Union, 3rd floor Barbara Tootle Room
February 12, 2020
Mendenhall Lab 173
April 2, 2020
Thompson 165 (Main Library)
October 24, 2020
The Blackwell / Pfahl Conference Center, 2110 Tuttle Park Place

Recent News

November 8, 2019

We are pleased to announce our 2019 Distinguished Alumnus, Professor LaVern J. Rippley (Ph.D. 1965).

In the course of his career, Professor Rippley has authored, edited or translated some 18…

September 25, 2019

Congratulations to Professor May Mergenthaler and Dr. Kevin Richards for being named STEP mentors for 2019-20.

Mentors are nominated by colleagues, students, and administrators from across…

August 30, 2019

Professor Matthew Birkhold's opinion piece has been published in the New York Times.

Birkhold wrote A Brief History of the Indignities Heaped Upon Greenland  after spending this past summer…

July 23, 2019


Many congratulations to Sarah Traylor for successfully defending her dissertation "Sacred Journeys in a Secular Age: Pilgrimage in Contemporary German Literature" with co-advisors Dr. Byram…

People Directory

Andy Spencer
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
Merrill Kaplan
Associate Professor and Director of Scandinavian Studies
Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm
Professor, Director of Undergraduate German Language Instruction
Paul Reitter
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies