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Texas State German Program

April 23, 2018

The Texas State German Program congratulates Gabriela O'Connor, who received the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award and the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Modern Languages Award, and Chelsey Graham, who received the Corinda Crews Moeller Scholarship.

April 20, 2018

Congratulations to Kayla Hill whom the Alpha Chi National Honor Society recognized as Favorite Professor for 2018.

March 28, 2018

The first annual “Do Deutsch! Day” was a great success, with more than 70 students attending, including current and prospective German majors and minors. Juniors and seniors shared their takes on upper-division courses, special programs, and our student organizations. The event was sponsored by the German Club, Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society, and the German faculty. A huge thank you to Modern Languages for the delicious pizza!

October 16, 2017

Photo of Cold War Spy Stories Panel

German faculty Dr. Valentina Glajar and Dr. Lisa Haegele presented their research on the Cold War on a panel titled “Cold War Spy Stories from the Eastern Bloc.” Also featured were Dr. Alison Lewis (University of Melbourne, Australia), Dr. Corina L. Petrescu (Humboldt Fellow; University of Mississippi), and Dr. Susan Morrison (Professor of English, Texas State University) who presented papers on their archival work on the East German and Romanian secret services. Drs. Lewis, Petrescu, and Glajar are co-editing a book on this topic that will appear through the University of Nebraska Press. This event, organized by Dr. Glajar, enjoyed the generous support and co-sponsorship of Modern Languages, all departments in Liberal Arts, International Studies, the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Honors College.

Cold War Spy Stories Panel Poster

Fulbright and German at Texas State: a winning combination!

Since 2009, German double-majors have represented more than half of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grants awarded to Texas State students.

Moreover, Honors and German student Elliott Brandsma was awarded a research/study grant to Iceland in 2013.

German section coordinator Dr. Valentina Glajar is the Fulbright Program Adviser at Texas State.

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Featured Research

Secret Police Files from the Eastern Bloc: Between Surveillance and Life Writing (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture), is edited by Texas State Professor Valentina Glajar, Alison Lewis and Corina L. Petrescu.

Romanian Secret Police Files text

In Memoriam

July 27, 2018

It is with great sadness that we report that German alumnus and US Marine Joshua Snowden (July 22, 1985 - July 10, 2017; Class of 2010) passed away while in the service of his country in July 2017. Joshua appeared in the very first German on Stage production in 2010.

Photo of US Marine Joshua Snowden

April 21, 2017

It is with great sadness that the Department of Modern Languages announces the passing of Dr. Louis Brister, who was a Professor of German in the department from 1966-2005 and served as its chair in the early 1970s.  He was the author, editor, and translator of journal articles and books, most notably John Charles Beale’s Rio Grande Colony (2008) and Mexican Prisons: The Journal of Eduard Harkort, 1832-1834 (1986).

Upcoming Events

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Stammtisch - Weekly German Language Conversation Hangout

Location:
Aquabrew Restaurant and Brewery
150 S LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ms. Kayla Hill, kah214@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Modern Languages
Stammtisch is a weekly German language conversational hangout. Speakers from all levels are welcome, from beginners to native speakers! Click here for more information
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Film: Schläfer / Sleeper

Location:
G02
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Lisa Haegele, haegele@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Modern Languages
German Kinoabend: Freunde und Feinde
German films with English subtitles. Open to currently-enrolled German students only.
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Kaffeestunde

Location:
Mochas and Javas (N. LBJ and Sessom Drive)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Valentina Glajar, glajar@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Modern Languages, Delta Phi Alpha - Epsilon Lambda Chapter
Weekly German coffee hour Click here for more information
more about event

Stammtisch - Weekly German Language Conversation Hangout

Location:
Aquabrew Restaurant and Brewery
150 S LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ms. Kayla Hill, kah214@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Modern Languages
Stammtisch is a weekly German language conversational hangout. Speakers from all levels are welcome, from beginners to native speakers! Click here for more information
more about event

Film: Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Location:
G02
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Lisa Haegele, haegele@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Modern Languages
German Kinoabend: Freunde und Feinde
German films with English subtitles. Open to currently-enrolled German students only.
Click here for more information
more about event

Kaffeestunde

Location:
Mochas and Javas (N. LBJ and Sessom Drive)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Valentina Glajar, glajar@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Modern Languages, Delta Phi Alpha - Epsilon Lambda Chapter
Weekly German coffee hour Click here for more information
more about event