At the annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of German, Dr. James C. Davidheiser officially took over the office of President of Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society, a group which includes German departments at hundreds of colleges and universities across the United States. Last year 900 new student members with high grades in German and overall were inducted into the national organization and pledged to persevere in their German studies and support the advancement of students' knowledge of German culture in the USA. Each year Sewanee inducts its own members in April at a festive ceremony in the German House. In this picture Dr. Davidheiser is shown next to the new National Secretary-Treasurer of Delta Phi Alpha, Dr. Michael Shaughnessy.
Humanities professor Bill Engel, author of five books on intellectual history and literary studies, has a new book contract with Cambridge University Press for The Renaissance Arts of Memory: An Archival Companion of Images and Texts.
Along with his two co-editors, Professor Engel has been offered a contract with Cambridge University Press to produce a fully annotated and properly edited anthology of early modern works on memory.
Dr. Reinhard Zachau attended the launching of his newest book Cineplex at the 2013 ACTFL’s exhibitor fair in Orlando, America’s largest convention for foreign language educators. Cineplex is a groundbreaking second-year German textbook with feature-length German films on prominent cultural-historical topics. The event featured the three Cineplex authors Zachau, Jeanne Schueller of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Carrie Collenberg-Gonzalez of Longwood University and their editor Allen Cooper of Focus Publishing. Along with the 440-page student text Cineplex offers a student workbook, a teacher manual and a wealth of Internet-based activities.
Visiting Professor of Guitar Lucas Finney will be showcased on Wednesday, November 27th at 8:00 PM in conjunction with the Support Local Independent Music (S.L.I.M) project. The segment can be heard on 106.9 FM or the app for TuneIn radio is found at: http://tuneinradio.com. Key word WCDT 1340 http://www.wcdt1340.com/.