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November 17, 2008

Lena Norrman receives CLA Outstanding Service Award

Swedish lecturer Lena Norrman has received an Outstanding Service Award from the College of Liberal Arts for her dedication to teaching, service, and research. Her book, Viking Women: The Narrative Voice in Woven Tapestries, was published by Cambria Press in fall 2008.

November 1, 2008

Tim Malchow (Ph.D., German, 2003)

Tim continues as assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures at Valparaiso University (Indiana) and has forthcoming publications on G√ľnter Grass.

Evelyn Meyer (Ph.D. Germanic Medieval Studies, 2003)

She was awarded a Mellon Summer Grant from St. Louis University (Missouri) for research at the Munich Bayrische Staatsbibliothek.

Lorna Sopcak (Ph.D. German, 1999)

She earned tenure and promotion at Ripon College (Wisconsin).

Sydney Norton (Ph.D., German 1998)

She coauthored the exhibition catalogue The Immediate Touch: German, Austrian, and Swiss Drawings from Stain Louis Collections 1946-2007, published by the St. Louis Art Museum (2008).

Rasma Lazda (Ph.D., German, 1996)

She earned tenure and promotion at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Helga Thorson (Ph.D., German, 1996)

She is an associate professor at the University of Victoria (Canada).

Margrit Zinggeler (Ph.D., German, 1993)

Margrit, associate professor German at Eastern Michigan University, has published Grimmatik: German Grammar through the Magic of the Brother's Grimm Fairy Tales (2007).

Gary Baker (Ph.D., German, 1989)

He was installed to a five-year term as the inaugural William G. Bowen Distinguised Professor at Denison University in Granville, OH, where he is a faculty member in the Modern Languages Department.

Linda Schulte-Sasse (Ph.D., German, 1985)

She has been named the DeWitt Wallace Professor of German at Macalester College (St. Paul, MN).

Kyle Vraa (B.A., Scandinvian Languages, 1994, M.A., German, 1997)

Kyle, guitarist in the Twin Cities heavy metal band Metal Vengeance, released his first solo album, Ghost of Metal Past--Arisen (2007). Kyle lives in Circle Pines, Minnesota, with his wife, Renee, daughter, and son.

Jessica Mann (B.A., German, Global Studies, Journalism, 2008)

Jessica, who played Recha in 2008's German play, Nathan der Weise, will continue to research and intern in Berlin, Germany while on a Fulbright grant.

Michael Fenton (B.A., German Studies, 2005)

He has completed his M.A. thesis in international relations at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Pete Schult (B.A., German, Linguistics, 1994)

He is starting a master's program in library science at Syracuse University.

Juanita Rice (B.A., German, 1979)

She was honored with an Alumna of Notable Achievement award from the University of Minnesota in September 2008.

Patrick Scully (B.A., German, Biology, 1976)

Patrick has begun the master's program in teaching English as a Second Language at the University of Minnesota.