North Central students participate in annual College German Immersion Day

Apr 14, 2016

Ten North Central College students joined some 100 other college students from the area and 20 college and high school instructors involved in German studies for the fourth annual College German Immersion Day held on North Central’s campus April 9. Karina Duncker-Hoffmann, North Central lecturer in English and German, hosted the event. Among the faculty participants was Gregory Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German.

North Central students immersed themselves in the German culture with other local academic institutions, providing a new learning experience. Students attending the event included Alexandria Basset ’19, Connor Smith ’19, Dean Edson ’18, Catherine Frostman ’19, Hunter Jones-Le Duc ’18, Arianna Simmons ’19, Bernadett Molnar ’19, Joshua Beck ’17, Tyler Drozd ’17 and Daniel Josefchak.

This year’s theme for the event was Zeitreise Durch Die Deutsche Geschichte (Time Travel Through the German History). Students were able to study the Middle Ages, the life of Friedrich II, the German Empire, film/media/art in the Weimar Republic, the Cold War and Germany today.

The College German Immersion Day also featured a keynote address by the Honorable Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany Herbert Quelle. Following the address was a Q&A with Quelle, a presentation by the German American Chamber of Commerce about job and internship possibilities in the Midwest, and a student panel discussion on the benefits of studying abroad in Germany.

The event was cosponsored by the Northern Illinois AATG, College of DuPage, Elmhurst College, Harper College, Loyola University, North Central College, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Goethe-Institut Chicago.