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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…

May 31, 2019

GLL's Carolin Mueller is one of fourteen graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences to have received a Spring 2019 Presidential Fellowship, the most prestigious award given by the…

May 14, 2019

Master's student Melissa Nolan-Epperson has been selected to participate in a three-week seminar, “Mit Deutsch in die Zukunft,” taking place in Leipzig, Germany from June 16-July 6.

The…

April 30, 2019

A big congratulations to Maddie Kindig for successfully completing her MA exam with advisor Dr. Paul Reitter and committee member Dr. Robert Holub on April 30th 2019!

Maddie's MA exam was…

April 23, 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the national Alexander Stephan Undergraduate Essay Prize in German Studies!

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Qingyang Zhou (…

April 17, 2019

We proudly salute the student recipients of the department's annual awards.

The 2019 Wolfgang Fleischhauer Scholarship of $1,200 was awarded to Rebecca Gill, who double majors in German and…