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On October 28, 2015, the German section of the Department of Modern Languages hosted its third German Immersion Day. Forty-two students visited Wright State University to enjoy a day of speaking German, compete in exciting games and enjoy delicious German food and wonderful prizes. Our special guests were the Volkstanzgruppe of the Liederkranz-Turner Verein, Dayton's very own German club founded 125 years ago. Under the tutelage of Lois Lynch, Wright State German Club students, as well as dancers from Liederkranz-Turner in Springboro danced for and with us.
On October 29, 2014, Wright State University hosted its second German Immersion Day and welcomed 88 students from Beavercreek High School, Coldwater High School, and Kettering Fairmont High School to a day filled with German games and food. Decked out in T-shirts designed by our alumnus, Alvin Helms, the students split into three groups to play various games hosted by Dr. Dona, Frau Powers and Dr. Sturdevant. This year’s theme included all six German-speaking countries in the European Union, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, and Switzerland. Lunch included chicken schnitzel, spätzle, apple sauerkraut, pretzelsticks and apple strudel. Rewarded with German candies, book prizes, and many other gifts from modern languages, the Goethe Institute of Chicago and the German Embassy, the students enjoyed contemporary German music videos before their departure home. We are grateful to the teachers Frau Hecht, Frau Humphrey, and Frau Yuker to share their students with us.