A salute to our 2019 departmental award winners

April 17, 2019
ohio state germanic award winners Schneider Gill Borders

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 Linguistics. Her research interest is concerned with the use of the subjunctive 2 mood in southern Germany and how it might interact with the historic loss of the preterite verb form in this region. We congratulate Rebecca also for her acceptance into a 4-week study abroad program through AIFS that will allow her to study in Salzburg this summer. The Fleischhauer prize committee acknowledged Elena Akers (German, Int'l Studies) with an Honorable Mention.

Maggie Borders received the Dieter Cunz Award for Outstanding Graduating Senior in German. In addition to outstanding academic achievement in coursework, she is an active officer in the German Club and spent the 2017-2018 academic year in Germany (CBYX). Maggie will graduate from Ohio State with a double major in German and Environmental Science this December.

The Undergraduate Project Award in German was won by Young Na, a German major and Linguistics minor, for her fine project entitled Die Natur als permanenter Nachbar: Die Ästhetik des Ermekeilgartens. Young is currently studying abroad in Bonn.

This year’s Graduate Associate Distinguished Teaching Award went to Budimka Uskokovic, described by nominators as “a very dedicated, dynamic, and supportive teacher. In her teaching, she follows a student-centered approach and her lessons are characterized by carefully sequenced varieties of activities that foster students’ engagement with the materials and each other." The German language program has benefitted from her contibutions and we commend her excellence. We would also like to congratulate Budimka on passing the candidacy exam and achieving the rank of ABD.

Last but not least, Sarah Schneider, a senior double majoring in German and Studio Art, has been chosen to receive the 2019 Ilsedore Edse Scholarship of $750. She will study at the Goethe Institut in Dresden this summer.

Congratulations to our departmental award recipients and thank you to everyone who came out to show their support!