German Program News

Research and Creativity Day 2017

Congratulations to Nathan Anderson for defending his Honors Thesis “Seeds of Recession,” which he presented again at our annual Research and Creativity Day.

April 30, 2017

Certificates for our best students in German 102 and German 202.

July 11, 2016

Welcome to the Goethe-Institut’s Summer School 2016 at the University of Mary Washington. 24 German teachers hone their skills under the guidance of Olga Liamkina (Goethe-Institut New York) and Katja Fullard (Goethe Chicago) in this one-week course.

April 22, 2016

Full house at the German panel during UMW’s Research and Creativity Day. Three German major students presented their honor, results of their independent research to fellow students and faculty members:

Anneka Early: Texas-German Dialects today. A linguistic comparative study between Texas-German and standard high German

Lukas Chandler: How to Live an Ethical Life after Auschwitz. C. Amery and the Question of Ethics. 

Emma White: Religion in the Rubble. Religious motifs in German short stories after World War II.

April 19, 2016 

Co2016-04-19 17.27.00ngratulations to the newest members from the UMW German program who have been inducted into Phi Sigma Iota, the International Foreign Language Honor Society:

Nora Forknall
Marlaina Astorino
Anneka Early
Taylor Longeman
Tommy Ferrier
Lukas Chandler


April 5, 2016

Maria S-SFormer German major Maria Sitzler-Sawicki was accepted with full funding into the University of Maryland’s graduate school to complete a M.A. in German in the Department of Germani Studies.

April 4, 2016

Anna BolandGerman major Anna Boland received a prestigious Fulbright award to teach English in Germany during the 2016-17 academic year.



 March 30, 2016

Professor Rotter presented his paper “‘…as one only knows from animals’ – Racial Communication Strategies in the Olympiazeitung” at a conference commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Berlin Olympics at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, FL.

Fall 2015
Exhibition at Simpson Library commemorating 25 Years of German Unity. Preparation: UMW German senior Eva Thorpe