In addition to its on-campus courses, its programs in Berlin, and the extracurricular opportunities that are available abroad, the German Studies Department offers students a number of other resources:
The Max Kade German Center provides affinity housing for twenty students of German. It contains a library, seminar rooms, and a lounge for cultural and social events such as lectures, small conferences, and film showings.
Students interested in living in the Kade center should consult http://www.dartmouth.edu/~orl/housing/dates.html about deadlines. Application forms are available at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~orl/housing/forms/. For other information about Kade housing, contact Wadeane Kunz, the Administrator of German Studies, at Wadeane.Kunz@Dartmouth.edu
Germania (the German Club), in conjunction with the Resident Advisor at the Kade Center sponsors frequent activities. Weekly events included not only a regular Mittagstisch, but also dinners, movie nights, an Oktoberfest, hikes, academic discussions with visitors, poetry readings, and often a trip to Boston or New York to see a film or play. In 2012-13 the Resident Advisor is Kim Vahnenbruck, a student of English and Physical Education at the University of Wuppertal [pictured left].
Several evenings each term, a Stammtisch is held at the Salt Hill Pub. This informal gathering gives students, faculty, and commuity members an opportunity to engage in German conversation. All are welcome!
The Lecture Series presents national and international experts speaking on topics in literature, art, film, music, and politics.
The Dartmouth campus DarTV carries two German stations: Deutsche Welle ("DW") (for a schedule of broadcasts, see http://www.dw-world.de/) and, for more popular fare, Pro7Sat1world ("PRSBN"). In the iTunes "Music Store" a search on "ZDF" produces everything from audio and video "Nachrichten" to "Der Krimi Podcast" to children's "Podcast der Logo." They are about 30 minutes each, updated every day, and can be downloaded onto computers or iPods. Two other valuable internet sites for downloadable and streaming media: http://www.tagesschau.de/ and http://www.dradio.de/
Drill Instructor Positions / Research Assistantships:
Students with an appropriate command of German are invited to apply for one of the most rewarding jobs on campus: teaching as a drill instructor in conjunction with the beginning language courses. Students with an outstanding academic record can also apply to become Research Assistants to individual professors under the auspices of the Presidential Scholars Program.
Library and Video Facilities:
In addition to Baker Library's outstanding holdings, the Department and the Max Kade German Center maintain their own reference collections and receive current German newspapers and periodicals. An extensive video collection is available to faculty and interested students in the Department's main office. The Werner Hoffmeister Memorial Library, housed in the Kade Center, is a recent edition to the Department's resources. Comprising Professor Hoffmeister's personal library, it honors a friend and colleague who died in May of 1998.
Dartmouth librarian Reinhart Sonnenburg maintains The German Studies Web for the Association of College and Research Libraries. It provides access to selected scholarly resources in German Studies and to a wide variety of links of interest to students of German, including a convenient listing of German-language news sources on the web.
Reinhart Sonnenburg also maintains a site intended a starting point for library research in the Dartmouth College Library. It focuses on the library catalog and selected databases for German Studies as well as traditional reference books in the Baker/Berry reference room.
The Dartmouth Language Resource Center, part of Humanities Resources, offers a variety of services and facilities to students, teachers, and scholars. Its servers store the many computer applications that form an important part of German instruction.
Last Updated: 1/23/13