Each semester, Professor Roneka Matheny assigns group projects to all of her students. This semester’s videos from her Introduction to African American Studies (AAST 200) classes were very well done!
She tasked the students with creating an engaging, educational video about an assigned topic. Many of these videos were created with iPads from the Addlestone Library as a part of the College’s Program to Bring iPads into the Classroom.
Congratulations to all the students and their outstanding work!
All of the videos are available to view on Professor Matheny’s YouTube page: www.YouTube.com/ProfessorNeka.
Congratulations to graduating German minor and Hospitality and Tourism Major Brianna Mawra ’18, who was awarded the prestigious Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals for 2018-19. The fellowship, whidch is funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18-24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. Brianna is the 10th German major or minor to be awarded a CBYX fellowship since 2001.
Professor Deirdre Cooper Owens, who delivered the 2017-2018 Conseula Francis Emerging Scholar Lecture in March, received the Organization of American Historians’ Darlene Clark Hine Award for her book, Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology (2017). The OAH also selected her as a speaker for the upcoming academic year’s OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program. Congratulations, Professor Owens!
We will be announcing the invited speakers for the African American Studies Program’s 2017-2018 Conseula Francis Emerging Scholar Lecture Series in the coming months.
What do the political and artistic movements of the late 1960s in Germany have to tell us today in our own moment in 2018 in the United States? The sixteen students of “Deutschland 1968!” explore this question in a revue-style performance that includes self-written sketches as well as stagings and abridged performances of literary and theater texts from the era.
April 20th, 7pm, Wells Fargo Auditorium. Pre-premiere on April 19th at 3:30pm in Wells Fargo Auditorium (BCTR 115). Performance in German with English subtitles. Admission is free!